Good morning, 818 locals. Temperatures are slated to dip mid-week in the Los Angeles area, starting today, Tuesday, Dec. 17. Check out the latest headlines from the area:
- President Obama's visit to DreamWorks Animation in November has left Glendale city officials with a $61,000 tab. Take the Glendale News-Press poll and see how the front page of the Internet, Reddit, and its users, have responded.
- California's Mega Millions jackpot rocketed to $586 million on Monday, the second-highest in the game's history, according to the Los Angeles Times.
- Closing arguments began Monday in the trial against Jorge Villalobos, 41, who is accused in the stabbing death of Burbank resident Glen Giles, then 47, nearly six years ago.
- More than 4,600 students have signed up for Glendale Community College's winter courses. Slated to happen for the first time in two years, the program was eliminated during state budget cuts and offers 185 classes in subjects from anthropology to welding.
- Descendants of the more than 2,500 Japanese and other citizens who were interned at Tuna Canyon Detention Center during WWII returned to the site on Monday to hold a purification ceremony where Verdugo Hills Golf Course now stands. Los Angeles Daily News has photos from the event.
- Foothill Boulevard traffic lights went out in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday when a critter crawled into electrical equipment, causing a power outage in the areas along Foothill Boulevard.
- Home sales dipped in Southern California last month, Los Angeles Daily News reports.
-- Nicole Charky, email@example.com
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