San Fernando Valley roundup: Immigration center opens in Chatsworth, Encino Neighborhood Council seeks volunteers

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, June 29, 2012. It's been a hot week. Temperatures surpassed 80 degrees and I found myself making excuses to stay indoors. But is the city "ugly" in this climate?

That's what Times columnist Hector Tobar explores in his article about summertime in Los Angeles. "Even the most loyal Angeleno can wonder: Do I really want to keep on living here?" he writes. Tobar also notes that this is his last column, as he is moving to the books section. L.A. Times

As I'm sure you've heard by now, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act yesterday. We got reactions from local hospitals. Glendale News-Press

Yesterday, an immigration center opened in Chatsworth. Now Valley dwellers won't have to drive downtown to adjust their status or apply for citizenship. Daily News

On a related note, a 102-year-old North Hollywood resident finally became a U.S. citizen Thursday. Joaquin Arciago Guzman moved from the Philippines to California as a teenager. It's a rare event for someone his age to become a citizen. S.F. Chronicle

The Encino Neighborhood Council is practically begging for people to run for a seat in the Sept. 29 election. Eighteen of the board's 21 seats are elected positions. Encino Patch

An Italian restaurant in Studio City will be throwing a party Saturday, June 30 to celebrate its makeover. Vitello's, located in Tujunga Village, will offer appetizers for under $1. Sounds like a good deal, but it doesn't mention how many one can order. Eater L.A.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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