Good morning, readers! Today is Thursday, May 1. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 100 and a low of 66 degrees. Remember to stay hydrated!
In the news from your area:
- Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned.
- Along with flights at other Southern California airports, flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were grounded for less than an hour Wednesday afternoon because the Federal Aviation Administration was having computer problems, according to airport officials.
- A 27-year-old man accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend’s son – a student at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank – was found mentally competent to stand trial after a months-long psychiatric evaluation, authorities said.
- Rather than get rid of free self-defense classes offered by a city commission for women and girls that puts the city on shaky legal grounds, the City Council this week unanimously voted to offer similar classes for men and boys.
- The White House has agreed to exhibit a rug made by Armenian orphans in the near future, likely this fall, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said on Wednesday.
- Effective today, the Crescenta Valley Water District is requesting that residents use extraordinary water-conservation efforts. The most significant change is outdoor irrigation will be permitted only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
-- Sameea Kamal, firstname.lastname@example.org
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