San Fernando Valley roundup: Scott Ochoa's home problems, the rich (schools) get richer, and temples merge in Northridge

Welcome back to the workweek. A short stack of news for you this morning, but rest assured, it's full of the vitamins and minerals a growing mind needs. Read on. 

First up on the docket: Scott Ochoa, the former city manager of Monrovia, and now Glendale, is asking his former city employer to restructure a loan made by the city in 2004.Ochoa, like many people, is upside down on his mortgage, and he doesn't want to sell it at a loss. Unlike most people, he makes $235K a year. This is unlikely to go over well. Monrovia Patch 

The Buckley School, which has seen the likes of Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton grace its halls, received a $40 million grant from the California Municipal Finance Authority. The CMFA is not exactly uncontroversial, as Ron Kaye wrote yesterday. Sherman Oaks Patch / Glendale News-Press 

Temple Ner Maarav merged with Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge during the weekends, the the Torahs went along for the ride. Daily News 



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