Good morning, readers! Today is Friday, May 2. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to drop slightly with a high of 94 and a low of 63 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
In the news from your area:
- After eight years of serving on the Burbank City Council, David Gordon was selected – for the first time – to serve as the city’s mayor.
- The Glendale City Council are scheduled next week to discuss comments made by one of their own, Dave Weaver, regarding groping allegations. Weaver is currently in out-of-court settlement negotiations with a woman, Lolita Gonzalves, who has accused the councilman of grabbing her breast at a restaurant last year.
- A Glendale man attempted to steal and ride off on a child’s bicycle this week, but didn’t get very far after falling and injuring himself, police said.
- In La Cañada, former mayor Steve Del Guercio, retired teacher and Boy Scout leader Harriet Hammons and Kyla Bradley, a high school student dedicated to making the area's homeless feel loved, are among this year's winners of the Les Tupper Community Service Award.
- This Sunday, a coalition of bicycle enthusiasts, businesses and others hopes to make the San Fernando Valley motorless, with a Car Free SFV Earth Day planned along the Los Angeles River Greenway in Studio City, near Valleyheart Drive and Radford Avenue, the Daily News reports.
- Tax breaks offered by competing states and countries appear to have lured away California’s once-booming film and television industry, the Daily News reports, but responding with more subsidies won’t necessarily boost production in the Golden State, a new state report concludes.
-- Sameea Kamal, firstname.lastname@example.org
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