San Fernando Valley roundup: NoHo teen's death ruled an accident, Officials try to make Carmageddon II less noisy and Sherman Oaks residents try to stop synagogue construction

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 26. Opponents of a Sherman Oaks synagogue had no problem filing a second lawsuit days before Yom Kippur. 

The L.A. City Council previously approved the project, but on Monday, neighbors sought to overturn the decision. Contra Costa Times 

If you've been to a neighborhood council meeting in the North Hollywood area in recent years, you've probably heard a neighbor or police officer mention prostitution as an issue on certain streets. But some residents are reporting a drop in sightings, according to Patch.

Don't wake the angry Valley dwellers so they won't attempt to drive to the beach this weekend. Officials held a powwow on a roof Tuesday to coordinate with helicopters to turn down the volume this weekend. If you didn't know, it's Carmageddon II and the city really wants you to stay at home, again. Patch

And while parts of the 405 Freeway are closed, other events, including a triathlon, will close streets and draw traffic to the region. Excellent planning. L.A. Observed

A 16-year-old boy's death was ruled an accident, officials said. The North Hollywood boy died in July after boxing at a Burbank gym. His cause of death was a ruptured spleen, according to the coroner. Burbank Leader

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News 

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