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Man Leads Police on Chase in NoHo by SUV and on Foot

It's all caught on video.

Twitter photo of Los Angeles police officers taking into custody a suspect who led them on a chase by SUV and by foot in North Hollywood.
Twitter photo of Los Angeles police officers taking into custody a suspect who led them on a chase by SUV and by foot in North Hollywood.

Police caught up to a man giving chase through North Hollywood, first in an SUV, then on foot.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the man was wanted on a felony warrant. Officers started following him as he drove southbound on Van Nuys Boulevard.

The suspect drove into the 6700 block of Goodland Avenue, a residential area, and ran out of the car and into a home, CBS reported. They caught the chase on video (see above).

Tristen Ngo February 18, 2014 at 11:54 PM
Penny, did you replace Arin? I've noticed the site has deteriorated to simply police and fire and has lost the well-roundedness that had me coming back everyday. There's a lot of positives of this neighborhood that you could report on, but choose not to. In the meantime, you've lost a reader.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM
I'm sorry Tristen, we're in transition. I'm editor for all of OC and most of LA County. I am researching a specific story in your town, but still waiting on a source. In the end, this is just TEMPORARY and we have a great plan. Until then, I need to batten down the hatches.
David Rivers February 19, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Sadly, I have to concur with Tristen. I can tell the editor is not from around here since she refers to everything as "NoHo," when there are so many neighborhoods that make of North Hollywood. This incident was in Valley Glen. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=valley+glen+map. It's hard to report on this area from afar and that's why all you're going to see are the police and fire. There's lots of new businesses popping up in the area that I'm sure a lot of us want to know what's going on. There's the neigbhorhood council elections coming up that I'd like to hear more in depth on some of the candidates. So much more than police and fire.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Totally understood. The story I'm working on is a what's-going-in-there type story. Unfortunately, getting info out of the city of LA is a lot more time-consuming than when you have a small town government, which many of our Patches have. I'm originally from the Valley (born and raised), but you're right, your town has changed a lot! I stopped by last week. I will let you know about the long-term plans when I can. Hyper-local isn't dead.
Laura February 19, 2014 at 01:18 AM
I imagine Penny is doing the best she can, considering the number of sites she has to oversee. I'm glad to read there's something in the works. I figured aol was going to keep cleaning house until there was nothing left.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 01:26 AM
Well, AOL unloaded us, and I have to tell you (without telling you), I'm really impressed with our new leaders. Can't wait to share what we're up to!
Christopher Thom February 19, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Yes there are fewer local interest stories about the businesses coming and going from the arts district. However, it's nice to see the higher level of writing skills and better grammar being used. Some of Arin's articles, although super local and very interesting, had obvious mistakes and poor use of language.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 09:40 AM
I'd love to take credit, but mostly what I'm running right now is wire service. Here are some pieces I've done for Patch with broader appeal: http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/blue-donation-bins-pop-up-in-orange-county-but-who-benefits ============================ and http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/the-untold-story-of-the-crash-that-made-headlines-aroa1894efd58 =========================== your comments make me want to double down and lean on LA City Hall some more about the questions I've asked. Thanks for the kick in the rear!
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes February 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Yes I can not argree more with David and Tristin there are some great new bussiness that opened up on Lankershim the last two months you have the Disrict Pub and Proosh . Plus there will be the new Ramioned Noodle place opening soon. For those you that would like information on the Neighborhood Council eletion please go here. http://empowerla.org/mtnhnc/mid-town-north-hollywood-nc-2014-election/
Toluca Lake Observer February 19, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Let me disagree with some of the comments posted herein. Police blotter is and must be the foundation of local news. Fifty years in the news business--print and broadcast--every survey says a fire down the street or a police chase garners TONS of interest. Maybe not what the elite thinks of a "news," and I am somewhat skeptical myself, but that is where a truly local source must start. Certain features garner interest, but the base must be the mundane. Emergency services activity in any neighborhood beings eyeballs to the neighborhood news source first. (Impossible to even count on the Daily News now, since they are a homogenized version of papers from Long Beach to Walnut. CNS may have its problems, but it is still the primary source for neighborhood news. Restaurant closings, yard sales and opinion pieces have their place, but please never be conned into thinking your biggest number of page views come from anything other than "the blotter" (and CNS!)
Toluca Lake Observer February 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM
David, many of the local monikers, such as Valley Glen, are simply vanity tags, granted by the City Council to satisfy those who desire to separate themselves from other parts of their designated area for whatever reason--real estate prices, minorities, ego, whatever. Neighborhood councils are essentially nothing more than bones to the dog to quiet the loudest of the activists. Keep in mind, for example, places like Studio City, Toluca Lake, etc., are all North Hollywood, no matter how much it grinds. Valley Glen, Valley Village and other ego names are typical of these games played in our city.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM
True. I remember the Valley with no Valley Village or Valley Glen (or North Hills, etc. etc.).
Toluca Lake Observer February 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Finally, David, even though I live in Toluca Lake, I often use the name NoHo to describe our general area. It is common usage here.
Toluca Lake Observer February 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM
BTW, the funniest of these vanity tags is "West Toluca Lake." Check out how far it is from the actual Toluca Lake. 'Nuff said!
Lightnapper February 19, 2014 at 01:04 PM
@TLO-- Spot-on, both on the evolution of the divisional nomenclature, and especially regarding the “gummy” NHCs. Perhaps "Do Not" (AKA: The Shadow) can be an unpaid Intern, a fledgling No-Ho Cub Reporter of sorts and keep us abreast of when the irrelevant meets the mundane-- Spell Check mandatory of course! I’ve been hitting up out-of-state papers, as well as Northern Cali papers (Emerald Triangle area—Mad River Union/Lost Coast Outpost are particularly interesting), The Guardian (where one actually gets news), Courthouse News, and occasionally the “perpetual whiners” whining at Yo Venice for my reading enjoyment.
LABornAndRaised February 19, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Agree with Tristen, David et al. A news site I'll frequent is one that doesn't just do the shock value reporting (making you want to stay under the covers forever), but rather reporting that looks at various aspects of living in the neighborhood. Some of the recommendations from David and dare I say it "Do Not Take.." are good for starters. And to TLO, reporters often times are hypocrits and refer to NoHo for anything bad happening, but then use the vanity tag for new developments, clean ups, parking openings, etc. As long as they're consistent in their naming conventions, then we won't call it out.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 06:27 PM
I use NoHo simply because it's shorter. :-) I'll be sending you some love. I have a lot of sites clamoring. Doing the best I can! Remember, this is treading water while we wait to unveil our big plans. IMO, Hale Patch has already done more in 3 weeks than AOL Patch did in 3 years. Can't wait to share!
David Rivers February 19, 2014 at 07:36 PM
Looking forward to hearing about your positive changes at Patch. Sounds like AOL was holding you back. The term NoHo, believe it or not, is primarily for the Arts District. If you're going to use North Hollywood for the greater North Hollywood area, then it would be accurate, but by using "NoHo," it gives the impression this occurred in the Arts District. Just a tip from a local here.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 07:41 PM
hmm, I guess I'll have to use N.H. Looks like New Hampshire though! It's not the longest name (I have Sand Rancho Santa Margarita with that title!), but it's clunky.
Toluca Lake Observer February 20, 2014 at 10:47 AM
FYI, NoHo is North Hollywood.--ALL of North Hollywood (including my beloved Toluca Lake. NoHo Arts District is the North Hollywood Arts District. And please, Penny, as you retool, please keep in mind my points above. Don't let those who have no concept of "page views" dictate content. While it is nice to do features and puff pieces and stories based on "releases," the bread and butter of any "local" site is NEWS. Sorry to see some here afraid to get out of bed in the morning because they are afraid they may read a piece on some of the realities with which we now live every day. Yes, I enjoy reading about openings and closings, etc., but a news release from the local councilman, etc. is generally not news. Like it or not, local television "news" long ago figured out that people with little time want to know what is going on NOW. I presume you have a solid background in news because of your position. (I commiserate with your task of covering so many bases at the moment.) There is room for both hard news and feature material. (You also know, I would bet, that strong features require an often-very- expensive commitment.) I would love to be an idealist, but reality bites at every turn. Satisfy, within limits, those who crave soft stories. Give your more casual reader--whose numbers would provide far more eyeballs--a quick read of "what's happening now"--and features as time and other resources may permit. -30-

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