Week in Review: Michael Jackson's Brother Randy Sues Ex-Wife, Lisa Kudrow Sells Shoes for a Good Cause and More

Here are some of the headline highlights from the week beginning January 16.


Reed talked to Patch about President Nixon, Israel, climate change, Muslim extremists, gay marriage and life in the San Fernando Valley.

Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan was recognized by Fortune magazine.

The dispute is over a paternity case default judgment and involves Alejandra Jackson living at the Jackson family's Encino compound.

The Encino-born actress has donated her gently used footwear to help a good cause.

LAPD nabs man after setting up a perimeter near Ventura Boulevard and Louise Avenue.

Four violent crimes were reported to the LAPD in Encino over the course of four days in January.

Volunteers from Valley Beth Shalom synagogue and Family of Faith Christian Center joined together to beautify Hope of the Valley’s new homeless mission and thrift store.

The incident happened in Reseda Thursday, according to authorities.

The group is training for the Great Race of Agoura in March.

Here's the movie lineup this weekend, courtesy of MovieFone.

The Congressman convened a meeting with key stakeholders in an effort to reduce helicopter noise in the San Fernando Valley.

A light rain fell in Encino, and Agoura Hills reported .35 inches of rain.

The closure is due to ongoing sewer relocation work, and will last for approximately six weeks.

The average price in L.A. County is $3.73 a gallon.

According to Mitch Englander, neighborhoods suffer negative impact of storefront marijuana businesses.

The nation remembers the civil rights leader.

Rep. Brad Sherman says no bank should be so big that its failure could paralyze the American economy. Sherman, who appeared at the Neighborhood Council, talks to Patch Editor Doug Kriegel.

Wikipedia went dark in protest of two bills that address illegal copying on the Internet.

Dog walkers in the hills made the discovery, police say.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the woman who found the severed head thought it was a discarded Hollywood movie prop.

A 51-year-old man is being held at Van Nuys Jail pending arraignment.

A confrontation over a bicycle ends in brutal crime at a popular bar.

Two men broke the front door of a business and tried to steal a TV that was mounted to the wall, police say.

The meeting was open to the public, and new faces were welcome.

The lanes on Sepulveda Boulevard will be re-striped in preparation for bridge widening work.


Be flexible, give something extra, and more.

These Encino homes for sale are all open for viewing this weekend.


The Celts are ahead of Westlake, Alemany and others.


With Dad off on a business trip, the household routine goes to Plan B.


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