Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area:
- It took more than 25 years, but a section of roadway in the middle of two pieces of land that Bob Hope Airport officials bought in the late 1980s will finally no longer be a public street.
- A Glendale resident, along with a Los Angeles resident and a nonprofit group, filed a lawsuit this week asking a federal judge to force the city of Glendale to remove a controversial statue in a public park that honors women victimized by the Japanese government during World War II.
Burbank Unified’s top leader received a 7.8% raise Thursday with three school board members supporting her salary hike and two voting against it. Earlier in the meeting, the school board approved a 3% retroactive salary increase for Burbank teachers, which is the first salary increase the district has issued since 2007.
Police have repeated their call for help in locating two hit-and-run drivers who struck and killed a man along Riverside Drive in Atwater Village last week, and released additional information about one of the cars.The victim was crossing the street around 10 p.m. Feb. 13, just south of Fletcher Drive, when he was struck by a passing car that fled the scene. He was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.
- The Burbank city attorneys union has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it forced the employees to pay a portion of their employee retirement contributions, which they argued the city had long ago agreed to cover.
-- Sameea Kamal, firstname.lastname@example.org
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