Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. National Weather Service expect temperatures for today in the Glendale area to see a high around 71 and low of 37.
We're rounding up the top news headlines in your region:
The woman found dead next to a dumpster in the alley of a Burbank apartment complex Monday died of “asphyxia by neck compressions,” police said Wednesday. Moises Diaz, son of the woman identified as Maria Huezo Diaz, was charged with one count of murder Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Prosecutors have charged two men for allegedly stealing a Glendale Police Department patrol car and other valuables from the Orange County Sheriff’s training academy on Jan. 2 in Tustin. William Menser, 22, of Palm Springs and Kevin Sanchez, 21, of Tustin, face vehicle theft and second-degree burglary charges for the break-in at the academy, according to Orange County Superior Court records.
Elizabeth Blackwelder, a lifelong equestrian and trails conservationist whose dogged persistence and love of nature led to the creation of a complex and beautiful network of trails throughout the Foothills, passed away in her home in the early morning hours of Jan. 15. She was 93.
Funding has been secured for a $15-million pedestrian bridge that will cross over Empire Avenue and end inside a new transportation center, making access to Bob Hope Airport easier from a Metrolink station south of the airfield.
After hearing from some residents who remain opposed to the idea, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Tuesday moved ahead with an updated zoning ordinance that will allow for 343 affordable housing units.
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