Week in Review: Lenny Dykstra Gets 3 Years in Prison, House Fire in Tarzana, and a Suspicious Package in Encino

Here are some of the headline highlights from the week beginning Mar. 4.


The troubled Encino resident pleaded no contest to charges in October.

Author and illustrator David A. Carter answers the question: Where do pop-ups go when you close the book?

Former L.A. Dodger Reggie Smith, as well as past presidents of the league, were in attendance.

The singer performed works by Schubert, Fauré, and others, as well as her own piece about her rich life as a blind artist.

There's a storefront and street-level office space available for lease in the same block.

Where do you go when you need a caffeinated fix?

There were no reported injuries.

The LAPD cleared the area while investigations took place.

CD5's councilman wants to keep a law that requires shelters to wait at least four days before euthanizing strays. If the law is repealed, the wait time would be reduced to 72 hours.

Here's a roundup of reported crimes in Encino from Feb. 27 - Mar. 6.

Export Promotion Reform Act now goes to full U.S. House of Representatives.

On March 9, 1977, the boxing trainer from Encino was found murdered on the Ventura Freeway on the border of Studio City and North Hollywood.

Valley Alliance hands out awards at annual political mixer.

We "spring forward" at 2 a.m. by setting clocks ahead an hour.

Harvard Westake took on Alemany Tuesday.

Crews continue to construct a new bridge across the San Diego Freeway at Mulholland Drive.

Traffic was impacted starting Thursday night.

The eight-woman, four-man jury deliberated for about eight hours over the course of three days before reaching its verdict.

The candidate lays down corruption, credibility, and communication as the issues that prevent LA from embracing a citywide vision for world-class architecture and urban design.

It's an easy and delicious recipe that is sure to please everyone.

Purim, the Jewish festival of costumes, carnivals and holy chaos teaches vital lessons about carving out time for celebration.

Former Sherman Oaks Money Manager Bruce Fred Friedman died in a French prison while awaiting extradition.

Sherman Oaks man received an electric bicycle from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The bill is sponsored by The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy in California.

The officers even wore Dr. Seuss hats as they encouraged elementary school students to enjoy a good read.

There's a solar radiation storm in progress with another storm heading towards Earth that could prove to be a problem for communications and electrical systems.

The event, which coincided with Purim, will take place at the Staples Center.


According to Freddie Mac's new data for March, fixed-rate mortgages are looking good.


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