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Driver slams car into big rig, dies

THOUSAND OAKS -- A 21-year-old San Pedro man died when the car he was driving slammed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer on the northbound Ventura Freeway early Saturday, Ventura County coroner's officials said.

Nicholas Samaniego was driving north on the freeway just south of Moorpark Road when his Toyota drifted off the road and into the back of the trailer, officials said.

Samaniego died at the scene. The tractor-trailer's driver wasn't injured.

-- Daily News

Four males held in store robberies

BURBANK -- Four males were arrested late Friday on suspicion of robbery after an hourlong search, Burbank police said.

The arrests came after "House of Cigars" at 144 S. Glenoaks Blvd. and "Taste of Tobacco" at 1121 N. San Fernando Blvd. were robbed between 8p.m. and 9p.m. Friday.

While responding to the San Fernando Boulevard incident, police attempted to stop a car leaving the area. The car failed to yield, and officers chased it into Sun Valley.

Myron Polidore, 19, of Lancaster, Jacque Warren, 37, of Lancaster, and Anthony Bell, 37, of Long Beach, were being held at Burbank Police Department's jail in lieu of $200,000 bail each. A juvenile arrested was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.

-- Daily News

Board candidates to speak at forum

GRANADA HILLS -- A forum is scheduled for 7:30to 9p.m. Monday featuring the three candidates running to represent District3 on the Los Angeles Unified School District board.

Incumbent Jon Lauritzen and challengers Tamar Galatzan and Louis Pugliese will speak at Granada Hills Charter High School, 10535 Zelzah Ave., Granada Hills. The three are running to represent the San Fernando Valley in the March6 election.

-- Daily News

New bus route begins Monday

The city Department of Transportation is starting a commuter bus route Monday that will provide a connection between the Orange/Red Line station in North Hollywood and the Gold Line station in Pasadena, with stops in Burbank and Glendale.

For information on fares and departure and arrival times, call the DOT customer service line at (818)808-2273 or see www.ladottransit.com.

-- Daily News

Two arrested during march

HOLLYWOOD -- Police arrested two people during a march in Hollywood organized in support of U.S. Border Patrol agents who were convicted of shooting an alleged drug smuggler.

Authorities had to separate several hundred demonstrators and counterprotesters on Saturday.

An adult and teenager were arrested, one for assault with a deadly weapon and the other for disorderly conduct, Hollywood Police Sgt. David Torres said.

-- Associated Press
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