Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, April 17. Forecasters predict a high of 73 degrees and a low of 57 with patchy fog throughout the day in the Glendale region.
The top headlines in your area this morning:
- To the shock of some victims of his embezzlement scheme, former Councilman John Drayman’s was assigned to serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement, after spending just eight days in jail. Originally, Drayman was sentenced last week to serve one year behind bars, but once he was in custody, his projected release date was slashed in half.
- Burbank City Manager Mark Scott came out of a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday with the “unanimous support” of the City Council, the mayor said.
- La Cañada Unified School District officials examined their field trip supervision guidelines Tuesday night after learning that more than one student participating in La Cañada High School's annual trip to Yosemite National Park in February was caught in possession of marijuana.
- Reaction from Glendale school board members on transferring the Sagebrush territory to La Cañada Unified was mixed Tuesday night during the board’s first public discussion of the issue since 350 people attended a town-hall meeting last month and most of the speakers supported the move.
- The city of Glendale has agreed to pay $80,000 to a resident who claimed street repair work caused a fire inside her home, leaving her without electricity needed to care for her disabled daughter and niece.
-- Sameea Kamal, email@example.com
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