San Fernando Valley roundup: Woodbury University inaugurates new president, SFV filmmaker gains national attention

Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 22. Woodbury University in Burbank is now under new leadership.

Luis Calingo was officially installed as president of the university during an inauguration ceremony Saturday. Calingo replaces Kenneth Nielsen, who served as president for 16 years. Burbank Leader

A San Fernando Valley-based filmmaker is gaining national attention for one of her films.  Ava DuVernay’s latest film, “Middle of Nowhere,” has expanded to theaters across the country after an endorsement from Oprah Winfrey. Washington Times

According to a new report, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank managed to inch ahead of budget projections for the fiscal year 2012 despite a drop in parking revenue and the loss of major air carrier American Airlines. Burbank Leader

Officials say that a fire at Monarch Christian School in Canoga Park was caused by a plumber.  The plumber reportedly ignited insulation with his torch, sparking a blaze that the plumber was unable to control.  Daily News

--Josh Cox, Times Community News

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