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San Fernando Valley roundup: Van Nuys residents want a piece of Marilyn, High radiation levels found in soil at Boeing site

San Fernando Valley roundup: Van Nuys residents want a piece of Marilyn, High radiation levels found in soil at Boeing site
Commemorating their movie hit “Gentlemen Prefer Blonds” in the favored Hollywood way, Marilyn Monroe, left, and Jane Russell plant their hands in a slab of freshly-poured cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Some Van Nuys residents want a post office named after Marilyn Monroe.
(Los Angeles Times)

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, December 14. Residents in Van Nuys want a post office named after Marilyn Monroe.

The movie star attended Van Nuys High School in the 40s. They also want a life-size statue in the building, reports the Contra Costa Times.

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A site once used to test rocket engines, now mostly owned by Boeing, has high levels of radiation, reports the SFV Business Journal.

Patients at a Nothridge hospital were treated to sounds of carolers and dogs in Santa hats earlier this month, reports the Daily News.

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If you’re driving in Glendale tomorrow, be aware of a DUI checkpoint in the area, reports the Glendale News-Press.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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