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Victims’ Families Want to Recall LA County District Attorney

Last Christmas was the worst for Patricia Hernandez. Last Dec. 13, her daughter, Jonisha Mendoza, was found shot to death in a Reseda apartment. The homicide investigation into Mendoza’s death continues. Mendoza, a 32-year-old mother of three, did not live in the apartment. Her mother said it took investigators eight days to locate the person […]

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Reaction to Guilty Verdict of George Floyd’s Killer Is More About Relief than Celebration

Before the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd was going to be announced on Tuesday, April 20, CSUN Associate Professor Boris Ricks “in an unscientific experiment” asked his political science class of about 20 students — 15 of them either African American of Latino — what they thought the […]

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Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The jury reached its verdict Tuesday after deliberating about 10 hours over two days […]

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Dismay, Disbelief as St. Ferdinand Catholic School to Close in June

For over a year, students at the St. Ferdinand Catholic School in the City of San Fernando have faced disruptions brought on by the pandemic, adjusting to online learning and being away from classmates and teachers. But now parents face a much bigger problem for their children: the 91-year-old school, where generations upon generations have […]

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Hope of the Valley Takes Strides Toward a Fundraising Goal

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, meals, and medical attention for the homeless in the San Fernando and Antelope valleys, wants to build a new facility that would serve as a “bridge” to permanent housing, offer medical services, and serve as a new administrative location — all in one […]

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Safety Measures at Pacoima Wash Bridge “Still a Priority for San Fernando,” City Manager Says

It’s been four years since 14-year-old Eli Rodriguez was swept away by the Pacoima Wash — in still unknown circumstances—as he made his way from Cesar Chavez Learning Academies to his grandmother’s house. His disappearance on Feb. 17, 2017 in the middle of a fierce rainstorm with hurricane winds drove the community to hold vigils, […]