Sylmar House Ammo Fire Investigated by LAPD as a Possible Murder-Suicide

Posted on 12/08/2023


In the early morning on Sunday, Dec. 3, two adults were found dead after a roaring fire fueled by ammunition burned three structures at 13755 Glenoaks Blvd. in Sylmar.

The property stands out amongst the surrounding homes with neatly trimmed yards and holiday decorations. The roughly two-acre lot stretches between Glenoaks Boulevard and De Garmo Avenue. It’s secluded behind large black metal gates and overgrown plants, preventing any visibility of the home from the street. A large security camera rests above the main entrance. Police tape is still up and visible bullet holes have pierced through the main iron gate located on Glenoaks.

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Happy Hanukkah

Posted on 12/07/2023

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council wishes you a wonderful holiday filled with love and light.

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Youth Conference • Apply by Dec. 18th

Posted on 12/06/2023

2024 EMPOWERLA Youth Conference!


Learn about the Neighborhood Council System, the grassroots level of City Government, and how you can positively impact your community!

Date: Janyary 27, 2024 

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


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SOUND THE ALARM • Sylmar Event • Volunteers Needed

Posted on 12/04/2023

With the recent home fire tragedy here in Sylmar, we all are reminded how important fire safety can be. That’s why the American Red Cross and the Sylmar Neighborhood Council are rallying volunteers to install free smoke alarms, as part of the Sound the Alarm events.

We’ll install free smoke alarms, create escape plans, and share fire safety information.

Join us for a rewarding day at a Sound the Alarm event here in SYLMAR. We are hoping that this is the first of many more dates and areas of Sylmar to be served. 

Saturday, December 16 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Sound The Alarm - Meet at the park - 9:00 am
West Lakeside Park
15625 Bledsoe St. Sylmar, CA 91342
**VOLUNTEERS will also be needed a week before to canvas the chosen area for the installations ((either Dec. 9th, Dec. 11th, or Dec. 12th)) "The area for this event is near the I-5, from Telfair Ave. to San Fernando Rd. In between Bledsoe St. and Oro Grande St." Again other areas will be included at a later date. You do not need to live in the area to Volunteers. All are welcome to Help!

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Sylmar Equestrian Community

Posted on 12/02/2023

Our community of Sylmar is one of the very few equestrian communities left in our great City of Angels. We urge all community members to be active in policies, procedures, and community meetings and decisions. 

We are not suggesting or promoting the discussion to go towards one direction or the other. We simply promote all stakeholders to be part of the discussion and let their voices be heard.

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Happy Holidays • Community Coming Together • Tree Lighting

Posted on 12/02/2023

In Sylmar, On Friday, December 1st. our LA City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and her team of elves (and Santa) held a spectacular Holiday Tree Lighting event at Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342)

Treats, sweets, and Ho Ho Hos were shared with all of the children and families that attended.

 A fantastic, festive, and wonderful event! 

See the flyer for continued Tree-Lighting events. (Dec. 5th Pacoima, Dec. 6th Mission Hills, Dec. 8th Sundland-Tujunga, & Pacoima Holiday Parade - December 9th.)

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LA City Mayor's Crisis Response Team - Volunteers NEW CLASS

Posted on 11/30/2023

The LA City Mayor's Crisis Response Team is NOW recruiting for the Spring 2024 CRT Academy.

This class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, February 27th to Thursday, April 25th.

Crisis Response Team (CRT) members are volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles Fire Departments. The CRT provides immediate on-scene crisis intervention and acts as a liaison between victims, survivors, and emergency personnel. Referrals are also given to victims and their families affected by death, violent crimes, or traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicide, suicide, serious traffic collisions, natural deaths, and multi-casualty incidents.

For more information and to start the application process -

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LAUSD Kelly Gonez - Winter Wonderland • Dec. 6th

Posted on 11/29/2023

Join Board Member Kelly Gonez for a FREE BD6 Winter Wonderland on Wednesday, December 6th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. This delightful family event offers:
📸 Free Holiday Photobooth pictures (1 print per family)
🎨 Free Holiday Activities suitable for all ages
😋 Complimentary food and exciting surprises!

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A Sylmar Family is Thankful for Adoption of Three Grandchildren

Posted on 11/24/2023

Emily Carranza (second from right) and her husband Alex Lerma (third from left) are pictured in court with Judge Donald A. Buddle, Jr. shortly after finalizing the adoption of their three grandchildren. (Photo courtesy of Emily Carranza)

For Emily Carranza and her husband Alex Lerma of Sylmar, this Thanksgiving is especially meaningful. After being foster parents for three of their grandchildren for nearly three years, the couple officially adopted the trio of adorable toddlers on Nov. 14.

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Holiday in the Park • Dexter Park, Sylmar

Posted on 11/24/2023

Holiday in the Park

Join La County Parks this holiday season for a night of Festivities and Family Fun!

Saturday, December 16th, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dexter Park - 11053 N. Trail RD. SYLMAR, CA 91342 

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