Signs

igns along the eastbound Ventura Freeway at the Reseda Boulevard offramp in Tarzana advertise Columbia College Hollywood and HMI College of Hypnotherapy. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / July 28, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, July 29. Driving down the Ventura (101) Freeway, have you ever counted the number of signs for colleges and schools?

There are 36 in all and Caltrans officials let private and public institutions, who say they help drive enrollment, apply. L.A. Times

Court and police records cost far more in Los Angeles county than in Orange County or San Bernardino --- which offer them for free, according to a review conducted by the Daily News.

Neighbors, friends and strangers have showered the Burbank family of a teenage girl battling cancer with support. On Tuesday, the community will host a concert at the Elks Lodge that benefits 16-year-old Emily Barnett. Burbank Leader

Murals and public art proliferate the North Hollywood Arts District. But what about religious art, on the side of a Mexican restaurant? Yep, the neighborhood has that, too. NoHo Patch

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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