These guys make grabbing perhaps thousands of dollars worth of jewelry look so easy we're surprised more people don't try it.
Here are the steps:
Enter a store in Valley Glen, hammers in hand, swing away, grab the loot, push away the old guy who's trying to protect his goods, leave.
Simple enoug ... More >>
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Google MapsA Latino man who died January 4 after suffering multiple gunshot wounds at a New Year's Day house party in Valley Glen has been identified as 28-year-old Carlos Ibanez.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Ibanez had no gang affiliation; however, LAPD detectives think the shooters ... More >>
By Paul TeetorA small-scale blueprint of everything that's wrong with L.A. City Hall politics will be on display tonight at a Catholic church in Valley Glen, a community near Victory Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley: Tonight, a land speculator who is pushing for a hu ... More >>
Fairfax HS, 1961Annette MerarPolice report that the first wife of Wall of Sound music producer Phil is missing from her Valley Glen home. Spector was convicted in May of the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson and is facing 18 years to life in prison. Annette Merar, who, like Spector befor ... More >>
Following today's L.A. City Council vote, Van Nuys upholds its reputation as the incredible shrinking town. Over time bits of the largely blue-collar, Latino community have either broken off to form Valley Glen or simply thrown in the towel completely and joined Sherman Oaks -- when Sherman Oaks wou ... More >>
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