San Fernando Valley roundup: Montrose bear tranquilized, Burbank Unified considers federal grant

Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 10. A bear that crossed the 210 Freeway and ended up in a Montrose neighborhood early Sunday is heading back to Angeles National Forest.

California Department of Fish and Game officials tranquilized the bear after he was spotted in the area of Florencita Lane and Montrose Drive. The bear crossed the 210 Freeway early Sunday morning, prompting CHP officials to temporarily close the freeway. Los Angeles Times

Burbank Unified may join school districts throughout the nation who are competing for millions in federal aid money
. The federal government is allowing individual school districts to apply for the highly competitive Race to the Top grants. Burbank Leader

A woman’s body was discovered in an SUV at the bottom of a Calabasas canyon last Sunday. Search and rescue teams were looking for locations for training when they made the discovery. LAist

Police are investigating the cause of a three-vehicle fire that spread to a home in Panorama City on Saturday. Daily News

A Tarzana man will reportedly plead guilty to federal child pornography charges. Al Abrams, 64, left his job as president of the Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners in 2011 amid the federal investigationPatch

--Josh Cox, Times Community News

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