Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, April 19. The high is expected to reach 73 and low 57 in the Burbank area.
These are some of the top headlines from your region:
- ICYMI: The 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated over the next several days with events planned in Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood and the Los Angeles area.
- Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said.
- McKinley Elementary School will house a portion of Burbank Unified's Spanish dual-language immersion program, established this year at Disney Elementary, beginning in the fall with a kindergarten class half made up of native English speakers and the other half native Spanish speakers.
California will begin to receive emergency aid funds for drought relief -- marking an aggressive push to help farmers forced out of work and others who don’t have enough to drink -- but NBC Los Angeles reports the money represents just a tiny fraction of what the state spends on water every year and what is needed to negotiate a future in which water will become more scarce.