Good morning readers. Today is Monday, March 10. As you settle into the work week, check out these headlines from around the area:
- Four strands of colorful beads dangled from Christopher Wilke’s IV pole as he sat on the couch in his hospital room overlooking Los Angeles. The yellow beads — more than two dozen of them — represented the number of nights the 12-year-old Burbank resident has spent in the hospital in the last two months. The white ones stood for each round of chemotherapy. The black beads: every time he’s been poked. Silver: every clergy visit. Burbank Leader
- A cyclist died Sunday morning after running a red light at the corner of Glendale and California avenues and being hit by a car, police said. Glendale News-Press
- A Glendale Community College instructor and his wife, who have adopted six children, have turned the love and chaos of their family life into that most American of pursuits: reality television. Glendale News-Press
- A lawsuit alleging Burbank Unified officials failed to properly oversee a teacher — convicted of having sex with a middle school student in 2009 — is scheduled to go to trial later this month. Amy Beck, then an instructor at David Starr Jordan Middle School, turned herself into police in March 2010, admitting she had a sexual relationship with the then 14-year-old student between the spring and fall of the previous year. Burbank Leader
- A local couple will have to demolish several costly building upgrades made to their Greenridge Drive home without permits from the city’s Planning Commission, after losing an appeal before the La Cañada Flintridge City Council Monday night. La Cañada Valley Sun
-- Dan Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
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