As a Realtor and homeowner in the Sherman Oaks area it is important for me to keep informed about the most pertinent and current local news and happenings. I find that one of the best sources I have found for the local flavor is the Sherman Oaks Patch . This site seems to be a nice combination of newspaper, blogsite as well as a local resident forum to desiminate information. I am signed up to receive certain email alerts that they issue as well as a daily summary. I often find that they notify me of newsworthy events before the radio or TV news as they take input from community members. I also find that they have other realtor open houses listed on their site. There is some kind of affiliation among the other communites that have similar “Patch” sites for Studio City, as well as Encino.