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NORTHRIDGE

Motorist killed, passenger injured

A motorist in his 70s was killed and his passenger critically injured in a two-car collision at Encino Avenue and Plummer Street, officials said.

The motorist was taken to a local hospital, where he died, after the crash at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, officials said. A woman in his car suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries.

The driver of the other car was treated for neck and chest pain.

Man struck, killed crossing street

A 75-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car as he crossed in the middle of the 5400 block of Fallbrook Avenue, authorities said.

The unidentified man was struck about 6:10 p.m. Thursday as he crossed Fallbrook near Clarendon Street, officials said. The driver of the vehicle stopped to help the man.

The man was pronounced dead at West Hills Medical Center.

PACOIMA

New futsal court to be unveiled

A high-tech court for futsal - a form of indoor soccer - will be unveiled today at Hubert Humphrey Memorial Park.

The court was built through a partnership of Nike and the LA84 Foundation, which are building or refurbishing 84 playgrounds around Los Angeles. The surface of the new court is made from Nike Grind, a material created from recycled shoes.

The unveiling ceremony will be 10:30 a.m.-noon at the park, 12560 Fillmore St.

VAN NUYS

Commercial site damaged by fire

A single-story commercial building was damaged by fire Friday, but no one was hurt, authorities said.

It took firefighters 14 minutes douse the noontime blaze in the 7600 block of Gloria Avenue, officials said. The cause was being investigated.

GLENDALE

Mountain lion prompts warnings

Warning signs were posted at Deukmejian Wilderness Park and Brand Park after a mountain lion was spotted sunning itself in a clearing in the Verdugo Mountains, officials said Friday.

Authorities warn residents to bike and hike in groups and to throw rocks or sticks if attacked.

LOS ANGELES

Grants earmarked for homeless aid

A city-county agency received nearly $70 million in federal grants to fund about 200 homeless services and shelter programs, officials said Friday.

The $68.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is the largest grant ever received by the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which is headed by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

"On any given night in the county and city of Los Angeles, over 73,000 people are homeless. This funding is crucial for programs providing housing to our most vulnerable citizens," said LAHSA Executive Director Rebecca Isaacs.

The agency also received $4.4 million in emergency shelter grants.

- Staff and Wire Services
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