Los Feliz

Organized Retail Theft Suspect Brandon Krause Arrested

February 5, 2024 ·

LOS FELIZ—On Friday, February 2, the Los Angeles Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect believed to be responsible for multiple incidents where he stole over $31,000 in merchandise from a local business.

The LAPD reported on January 31, around 5:20 p.m., the suspect entered a retail store in the 600 block of North Dillon Street in the Silver Lake area near Los Feliz. The suspect removed over $700 in merchandise and exited the business without paying. Rampart area officers arrested the suspect in the parking lot without incident.

Target Asset Protection employees advised detectives that the suspect stole approximately $31,872.48 worth of merchandise over a 7-month period.

The suspect was identified as Brandon Krause, 34, of Los Angeles. He was booked for 487(a) PC: Grand Theft under booking number 6752035 with $35,500 bail.

Anyone with details about this crime or these types of incidents is asked to contact the LAPD Rampart Burglary Theft Detectives at (213) 484-3490. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

Warren Loo Identified As Victim In Three-Vehicle Fire

May 29, 2023 ·

Warren Loo Identified As Victim In Three-Vehicle Fire

LOS FELIZ— The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has identified the victim found in the aftermath of a fire that burned three vehicles as 83-year-old Warren Loo. It remains unclear whether Loo was already dead before the fire or if he perished in the fire; the cause of death is still under investigation. 

On Thursday, May 18, three vehicles and a detached garage were set ablaze behind a residence at 2030 North Edgemont Street. Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters fully extinguished the flames and found an adult male body – later identified as Loo – inside one of the vehicles, LAFD reported. 

At around 1:12 p.m., LAFD responded to three vehicles on fire next to a two-story structure behind a residence near Ambrose Avenue. By 1:30 p.m, 46 firefighters were called to the scene to battle intense flames that extended from the vehicles to the adjacent two-story structure behind the main house. LAFD firefighters took 52 minutes to access, confine and fully extinguish the flames threatening the main house and other properties, LAFD said.

LAFD firefighters working to extinguish the flames.

“It [was] a detached garage with living quarters on top of it – or a shop of some kind – which had three vehicles parked in front of it that seemed to be on fire which extended to the structure itself and got into the attic,” an LAFD investigator told ABC 7. “The firefighters were able to start working on the structure, extinguish the vehicles and keep the fire confined to the original building.” 

Firefighters extinguished the fire before it could affect the main house, as well as surrounding properties. No other injuries were reported. 

The Los Angeles City Coroner’s Office is still investigating Loo’s cause of death.

La Petite Ecole Du Soleil French Camp Summer 2023

April 13, 2023 ·

LOS FELIZ—La Petite Ecole du Soleil summer camp for pre-schoolers those entering pre-kindergartners is running for five weeks from June 19 thru July 21.  La Grande Ecole is for kindergartners – 5th graders.

Ecole Du Soleil states on its website:

“Our objective is to introduce children to the French language and culture at an early age while they still have a linguistic openness to easily learn a second language. Their adaptability, their lack of inhibition, and, above all, their ability to reproduce any sound accurately will help them learn a second language with great ease. We provide a unique learning context in which your children will learn at their own pace in a fun, genuine, French summer camp environment. French classes are taught by a group of highly experienced teachers accredited by the French ministry of education. Previous exposure to French is not required.”

At Petite Ecole du Soleil Campers will learn “greetings, colors, fruits, and days of the week, to name a few. Mornings will focus on the acquisition of the French language. The afternoons will consist of various fun activities including games, arts, crafts, sports, singing, and reading.” Each week also has a theme during the camp.

Along with learning French, campers will do activities such as soccer, art and bilingual activities. The camp is located at 4155 Russell Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90027 For questions call (323) 665-4526 or fax (323) 665-2607 or email: losfeliz@lilaschool.com.

Daily Schedule

8:00-9:00Drop-off and daycare
9:00-9:15Morning routine
9:15-10:30Fun bilingual activities
10:30-11:00Snack and recess
11:00-12:30Fun bilingual activities
1:30-2:30K-2nd: French classroom time; 3rd-5th: sports
2:30-3:30K-2nd: sports; 3rd-5th: French classroom time
3:30-5:00Pickup and daycare

Registration links are available:

Petite Ecole | Rising Preschool
Petite Ecole | Rising Pre-K
Grande Ecole | Rising K-5th

By Rob

Arnold Schwarzenegger Fills Pothole Himself

April 12, 2023 ·

LOS FELIZ— An Albertson’s grocery store located at 2035 Hillhurst Avenue was robbed at gunpoint last night on Tuesday, April 11. Canyon News spoke with Los Angeles Police Department’s Officer Moore who confirmed the incident.

At 8:34 p.m., LAPD responded to a call that a suspect – described as a White male with black hair, brown eyes, around five foot eight inches, 150 pounds and with tattoos on his face and neck  – brandished a handgun inside the market and stole an unknown amount of merchandise. The suspect allegedly has a snake tattoo on his neck and a swastika tattoo on his cheekbone, Citizen app reported. 

The suspect was last seen heading northbound on Hillhurst Avenue, Officer Moore said. No injuries were reported. 

Canyon News spoke with an Albertson’s store associate who declined to comment.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call LAPD’s Northeast Division at (323) 561-3211.

By Lacy

Four Ponies Die At Griffith Park

December 17, 2022 ·

LOS FELIZ—On Friday, December 16, Zohra Fahim, the President and founder of the Los Angeles Alliance for Animals confirmed their findings of animal abuse at the Pony Rides in Griffith Park, which resulted in the death of four ponies.

Stephen Weeks, the owner of the pony ride attracted has reported that the animals did not die of abuse, but of illness, and old age.

Scarred Pony

Week’s defended himself and the care of the animals.  He told Inside Edition that,

“The last thing I want to do is when I have a sick pony, I don’t want to call the City of LA, I want to call my vet out here 24 hours at night if necessary. According to reports, Weeks is currently in the process of rehoming the ponies.

Canyon News spoke to Fahim who reported she had first-hand knowledge of the abuse and the deaths of the ponies. and spoke of algae in their drinking water. 

Fahim provided video footage of the ponies in extreme temperatures, kicking up dust on carriage rides, and giving little children rides on a turnstile they were chained to. The footage is posted on Fahim’s personal Facebook page.

Fahim provided pictures of the ponies the Alliance for Animals had been fighting to protect. 

The following is a list of what LAAA has documented of geriatric ponies working in hot temperatures over the Summer.

Pony At Griffith Park

On August 7th geriatric ponies worked at 100 F (rides were not shut down)

On August 7th geriatric ponies worked later in the day at 97 F (rides were not shut down)

On August 12th geriatric ponies working at 93 F (rides were not slowed down)

On August 13 the geriatric ponies worked in 97 F (rides were not shut down)

On August 17th geriatric ponies worked at 91 F (rides were not slowed down)

Downtrodden Pony

On August 31st geriatric ponies worked in 96 F (rides were not shut down)

On September 1st geriatric ponies worked in 100 F (rides were not shut down)

On September 2nd geriatric ponies worked in 97 F (rides were not shut down)

On September 25th geriatric ponies worked in 90 F (rides were not slowed down)

On September 27th geriatric ponies worked in 98 F (rides were not shut down)

On September 28th geriatric ponies worked in 95 F (rides were not shut down)

A recent report from the City of Los Angeles veterinarian mentioned that 4 elderly ponies died this year, two in March, one in April, and one in August.



Spooked Pony

Canyon News reached out to the number on the Griffith Park website for the Pony Ride attraction, but the voicemail was full.  A statement could not be obtained by the National Park Service in time for print.

By Sharon


Vaccination Required For Bars, Wineries, Breweries And More

September 20, 2021 ·

BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills indicated in a press release that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) will issue a new Health Officer Order that requires customers to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges.

Under the modified Order, employees and customers are required to have at least one vaccine dose by October 7 and both doses by November 4.

The New Health Officer Order will require workers and attendees at outdoor mega events (consisting of crowds over 10,000 people) to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before working or attending the event.

Attendees at indoor mega events are already required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test prior to entry. These requirements will also apply to theme parks within the county.

While not required, LACDPH also recommends vaccine verification at indoor portions of restaurants to reduce transmission risk.

This announcement impacts businesses in the City of Beverly Hills. When available, theupdated Health Officer Order can be viewed at beverlyhills.org/coronavirus.

To find the nearest vaccination site, visit VaccinateLACounty.com or beverlyhills.org/covidvaccine. For questions about business impacts from the new Health Office Order, email businessrecovery@beverlyhills.org.

To stay updated on the latest COVID-19 news, visit beverlyhills.org/coronavirus or call the City’s COVID-19 Hotline Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 310-550-4680.

By Donald