818 Roundup: Martial arts instructor attacked, OC deals with quake damage, coach moves on

Good morning readers. Today is Monday, March 31. As you ease into the week, check out these headlines from around the area: 

A jiu jitsu instructor was reportedly tackled at his Burbank studio last week, and police are seeking leads. At 5:30 p.m., a man — described by police as Hispanic, 5 feet 8, 180 pounds and wearing a dark sweatshirt — entered the Force Balance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio expressing interest in taking a class, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Burbank Leader

By limiting free self-defense classes to women only, the city of Glendale and its Commission on the Status of Women is violating federal and state civil rights laws that protect against sexual discrimination, according to a letter sent this month to city officials by the National Coalition for Men. Glendale News-Press

A 14-year coaching career that included more than 200 victories and eight league titles concluded Friday afternoon when La Cañada High girls’ basketball coach Tamar Hill announced to her team that she is stepping away from a program she built into an area power. La Cañada Valley Sun 

Officials in Northern Orange County spent Sunday assessing the damage from Friday's magnitude 5.1 earthquake. The temblor caused damage to businesses -- mostly spilled merchandise and a few shattered windows. Friday night, dozens of dwellings were red-tagged as officials looked for structural damage. Los Angeles Times 


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