Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, April 26, 2014. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 67 and a low of 51.
These are your top regional news stories:
- Los Angeles County transportation officials have pushed back its release of an environmental report regarding 710 Freeway extension proposals, local officials learned this week.
- A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years.
- Burbank got an unexpected bump this year in federal grant funding to benefit local public service agencies, long reduced due to the sluggish economy, though the amount is still well below what the organizations had requested.
- Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy offered condolences this week in a letter to the mayor of Burbank’s sister city, Incheon, South Korea, expressing sincere sympathy for the victims of the ferry disaster that left hundreds dead or missing.
Damian Kevitt, a cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year, isn't letting the events of that tragic day stop him from prevailing in his new life's mission: shedding light on hit-and-run collisions.
TAKING PLACE TODAY: Thousands are expected to flood Olive Avenue Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Burbank on Parade with this year’s theme “Burbank: City of the Future.”
-- Sameea Kamal, email@example.com
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