San Fernando Valley roundup: Sherman Oaks brothers create hit musical, Police investigating use of force by cops on video and Burger joints open in Studio City

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, August 29. The film "Silence of the Lambs" doesn't offer many laughs, but two brothers from Sherman Oaks managed to flip it into a comedic production.

"Silence! The Musical" opens in Los Angeles next week. L.A. Times

Proponents of Proposition 38 say it would bring millions to local schools. More than 30 supporters gathered in Burbank Tuesday night to support the measure. Burbank Leader

What's the San Fernando Valley's spirit animal? Apparently, a horse. Daily News

Police are investigating a video that allegedly shows excessive use of force by two Foothill Division cops on a 34-year-old woman. L.A. Weekly

Burger lovers in Studio City now have two new options. Five Guys Burger & Fries and Stout both recently opened on Ventura BoulevardL.A. Times

One Guardian journalist got lost trying to find the Los Angeles river, where he was scheduled to go kayaking. "I ask three other people and receive the same blank looks until finally a park ranger confirms that, yes, there is a river at the bottom of a ravine all of 150ft away," he writes. L.A. Observed
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