San Fernando Valley roundup: Crime spikes around NoHo Metro, Berman and Sherman battle nears end

Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 11. Live near the Noth Hollywood Metro Red Line station? You may want to safeguard your electronics and pricey possessions.

Crime around the station rose 19 percent, police told the Contra Costa Times. Residents will see an influx of officers around the neighborhood.

By now, most people have decided on a presidential candidate, but what about local reps? The mud-slinging campaign tactics of Rep. Brad Sherman and Rep. Howard Berman, two Valley Democrats fighting to represent the same district, have left many voters undecided. But at a debate on Wednesday night, some residents left certain. Daily News

Family and friends of Alaska Airlines Captain Lee Morris, found dead near the 5 Freeway in Burbank, gathered in Washington on Sunday to remember him. “Everybody felt like Lee was their best friend,” his sister, Karen Miller, told the Burbank Leader.

A 20-year-old Van Nuys man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting at a police helicopter last year, reports ABC. The pilot had to make an emergency landing. 

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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