San Fernando Valley roundup: Glendale police search for burglary suspect, Bear takes dip in Granada Hills pool and scam lures women to Bakersfield

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, September 14. A man is accused of luring women from the Valley and other parts of L.A. to Bakersfield for fake film jobs.

This already sounds suspicious as it is (the film industry is in Los Angeles, not Bakersfield) but the man allegedly convinced women to perform sexual acts or give him personal information in exchange for job prospects, reports KTLA

A person drove up to an area near a Studio City church on Thursday, dropped off a backpack and left. The LAPD Bomb Squad was called in to investigate, but it wasn't found to be dangerous, reports NBC

SoCal bears seem to have chosen the San Gabriel Valley and neighboring cities as their vacation resort this summer, but one visitor made it all the way to Granada Hills Thursday to take a night dip in a pool, reports ABC.

The race to become mayor of one of the largest cities in the nation is underway. Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, one of the leading candidates to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, spoke to students at Los Angeles City College yesterday, promising to bring more computer science classes and partner with universities. L.A. Times

Glendale police set up a perimeter and let out search dogs to hunt for a burglary suspect Thursday afternoon. A resident apparently returned home and saw the suspect run out his door. Glendale News-Press

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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