Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 63 degrees and a low of 45, with a 30% chance of rain during the day.
Here's your roundup of headlines in the area:
- Police discovered a potentially-explosive lab used to extract hash oil on Saturday inside the garage of a north Glendale home. Detectives seized roughly 40 pounds of marijuana, approximately 181 cans of butane, three large tubes used for extraction and about 2 ounces of “butane honey oil” inside Andrew Hedenberg’s detached garage in the 800 block of North Glendale Avenue, police said.
- Los Angeles County coroner’s investigators have not been able to identify the body of a man who was found Monday inside a suitcase in the Verdugo wash in Glendale.
- The Burbank City Council on Tuesday honored the Burbank couple who saved – with a box-spring and some quick thinking – the three-year-old boy who plunged out of a third-story window in Burbank last month.
- A land-use law expert spoke with roughly 50 residents and city officials Monday, suggesting ways to tighten the city’s rules surrounding group homes, which have caused a stir in recent months.
- While L.A. County transportation officials are considering four options for building a new overpass at one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the area, Councilman Ara Najarian has pitched another idea: instead of building an overpass at the Doran Street railroad crossing, he's suggesting two bridges, one that would allow traffic to cross the Los Angeles River and another that would go across the Verdugo Wash.
- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) will be taking questions and suggestions from the community during a town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive.
- Hobby Lobby, a retail chain that sells crafts and home décor, is slated to open in Burbank this summer in the former Orchard Supply Hardware building. The company has made headlines recently because the Supreme Court heard consolidated arguments last week in a lawsuit that claims the company should be allowed to deny its employees health insurance coverage for certain types of birth control based on the owner's personal religious beliefs.
-- Sameea Kamal, firstname.lastname@example.org
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