San Fernando Valley roundup: Prepare for 405 closures, Pacoima's mural mile, Residents push Gatto to approve bill

Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, July 8, 2012. If you're planning on driving down the 405 this morning, prepare for delays as a main San Fernando Valley artery will be closed from 5:30 until 11 a.m. 

Motorists will be unable to get on the Ventura (101) Freeway from the 405 South. L.A. Times

An accident Saturday on the 101 freeway left one child critically injured. Three adults walked away with minor injuries. Contra Costa Times

A fire gutted a Canoga Park apartment building that was under constuction early Saturday morning. One firefighter was taken to a local hospital with a minor injury. Daily News

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) voted in favor of a bill that bans using hounds for hunting bears and bobcats after 2,000 signed a petition when he didn't originally vote on the measure. Glendale News-Press

San Fernando Valley has its own "miracle mile" in Encino and now it's slowly growing a "mural mile" in Pacoima. The neighborhoods in the northeast Valley is home to stunning art that rivals the work in downtown L.A.'s arts district. KCET

If you're still in the Wimbledon spirit, you might like a cafe in Burbank that serves Thai food courtside. But you should watch out for stray balls in you dine near a beginner receiving lessons. Burbank Leader

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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