Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, July 21, 2012. As a native of the San Fernando Valley, I'm always defensive when someone (usually a transplant) dismisses my hometown as a vast stretch of useless suburbia attached to Los Angeles.
A former North Hollywood High School student is under scrutiny by state officials after allegedly posting photographs of standardized test questions on the Internet. The student has switched schools, though, so both campuses are at risk of losing their API scores. L.A. Times
During the first 'Carmageddon,' the city was eerily quiet. It was like an earthquake had just struck the region; the freeways were empty and stores were deserted. Officials are hoping for a similar reaction during the second weekend closure of the 405 freeway in September. Huffington Post Los Angeles
The horrible tragedy that occurred during a midnight screening of "The Dark Night Rises" in Colorado early Friday didn't appear to deter moviegoers from seeing the film in Glendale and Burbank. But the mood inside Warner Bros. studios was “a little more somber," said one employee. Glendale News-Press
-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News