San Fernando Valley roundup: Berman gaining ground with Jewish voters, San Fernando fires police chief

San Fernando Valley roundup: Berman gaining ground with Jewish voters, San Fernando fires police chief
Locals protest outside the Armenian consulate in Glendale on Thursday.
(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, July 6, 2012. The November election is months away, but two Jewish Democrat reps are locked in a battle for votes in the redrawn 30th Congressional District.

Although Rep. Brad Sherman came out on top in June’s primary election, Rep. Howard Berman is gaining traction among the district’s Jewish population. Curiously, some voters are choosing to stay neutral, while others are mailing checks to both candidates. Jewish Journal

The city of San Fernando can’t seem to hold on to a police chief. They fired Gil Carrillo, the interim chief, Monday, after only four months on the job. San Fernando has had a few alleged scandals in the past few years, involving both the City Council and police department. Daily News

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, an adamant defender of public transportation, celebrated a bill passed by Congress that is intended to create jobs and propel transit infrastructure. Columnist Bill Boyarsky calls the passage of America Fast Forward “one of the most important transportation developments in recent local history." L.A. Observed


The future is uncertain for a planned water conservation and community garden project in North Hollywood. City officials say funding is gone; The area has remained a dirt lot. NoHo Patch

Over 100 protesters took to the streets of Glendale Thursday, demanding justice for a doctor in Armenia who was allegedly beaten to death June 17Glendale News-Press

Looking for something to do tonight?

Food trucks are gathering in North Hollywood for a dinner party on wheels. Pies, ribs and curry are on the menu. Check out the event’s website for more details.


-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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