Good morning, 818 readers! It's going to be a hot weekend. Today the high is expected to reach 88 and low 60 in Glendale.
Top news in your region this Saturday, May 2:
- Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta honored recently deceased secretary Barbara Melone, known by students and staff for her wit.
- Two Burbank elementary schools, Joaquin Miller and R.L. Stevenson, received state recognition. The schools were each presented an additional distinction honoring their "exemplary" arts programs, a nod that only 13 schools in the entire state won out of the 424 that earned the awards.
- International chain Dunkin' Donuts plans to open stores in Burbank, Glendale and throughout California.
- Bob Hope Airport: The process of developing an environmental impact report for a new 14-gate terminal has gone $2 million over budget for the current fiscal year, a cost that's being covered by dipping into the airport's reserve funds.
- In case you missed it, Desert Daze Fest held its third year of live music and art performances in Mecca, Calif.
- Glendale city officials are working with local and federal politicians (behind the scenes) to back a proposal to close one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the San Fernando Road corridor and build two bridges over the Los Angeles River and the Verdugo Wash to funnel traffic to neighboring Los Angeles.
- Burbank officials offered to shuttle seniors who live in the Wesley Tower retirement complex to cooling centers after hearing the air conditioning was broken during the extreme heat.
-- Nicole Charky, email@example.com
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