San Fernando Valley roundup: City backs synagogue project, Stanley Cup arrives in Glendale

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, June 27, 2012 — hereby known as Stanley Cup Day in Glendale.

You heard that right. The 35 pound silver trophy is heading this way at 11 a.m. as it tours the Los Angeles area following the Kings' long-awaited victory.  Glendale News-Press

L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz showed support for a Sherman Oaks synagogue's controversial expansion plan on Tuesday. Residents near Chabad of North Hollywood have complained that the size of the building obstructs their pristine Valley views. L.A. Times

LAUSD is going to sift through 8,300 teacher and employee files in an extensive search for misconduct. The district is spending $400,000 on the project. Looks like they're trying to prevent or stop another Miramonte Elementary incident. Daily News

Back at L.A. City Hall, Councilman Paul Krekorian is considering a run for City Attorney. Krekorian currently represents an area that covers parts of North Hollywood, Valley Glen and Sun Valley. NoHo Patch

Construction has begun on a $3.4 million groundwater project in Panorama City. When completed, it's expected to gather and filter 1.5 million gallons of water each time the area experiences a rainstorm. KCET

Residents in Sunland are unhappy with the influx of homeless people at a nearby park. Police cracked down on people living at the Big Tujunga Wash, but they just scattered to other areas of the neighborhood, according to residents. Daily News

Tomorrow night, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley will look back at past 818 restaurants at the Westfield mall in Sherman Oaks. Artifacts like menus and ashtrays will be on display and Tommy Gelinas will offer his own memories of Valley dining. Gelinas should know a thing or two about the area; He was born in Burbank and stores his Valley Relics collection in North Hollywood. L.A. Magazine

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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