818 Roundup: Creature shop comes back to life; Man dies during massage; woman files suit

Good morning readers! Today is Monday, April 7. Rub the weekend out of your eyes, and check out these headlines around the area: 

A 66-year-old man died Thursday after receiving a massage at a newly opened spa in Glendale, police said. The man was reportedly lying on his back while getting the massage at about 10:40 p.m. at the spa in the 500 block of East Broadway when he suddenly coughed and became unresponsive, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. Glendale News-Press

A 50-year-old African American city employee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank alleging race and age discrimination after multiple unsuccessful attempts to get a new job with the city, records show. Burbank Leader

People in La Cañada are concerned that the removal of a number of trees will eliminate the "forest feel" of the town. La Cañada Valley Sun

A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs in connection with a crash that left a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer in critical condition, police said. Qaneak Cobb of Pacoima was arrested after the collision, which took place about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street, police said. The officer, whose name has not been released, was stopped at a traffic light when Cobb’s red SUV struck him from behind and pinned him to the car in front, authorities said. Los Angeles Times 

Glendale’s latest attempt to protect the Alex Theatre and other former redevelopment properties didn’t work — so the City Council this week decided to try a new tactic. Glendale News-Press

A decade after last selling a Frankenstein statuette or a King Kong action figure, Creature Features is open again in Burbank with shelves stocked with memorabilia from many classic horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. Burbank Leader

-- Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com

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