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Jackson Reese, 8 of La Canada, dives for toys at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club's pool. Temperatures were expected to remain high around the area. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / August 8, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, August 9. Feeling hot? Good news: Dozens of public Los Angeles pools will remain open through Labor Day.

Many were slated to close next week, but the heat wave pushed the City Council to keep them open. Daily News

A man who barricaded himself in a North Hollywood home for over three hours was arrested Wednesday. He apparently told police he had a gun, but no weapon was found. L.A. Times

Like living in a big city, but just wish helicopters wouldn't fly over your home at dinnertime? Local and federal officals are looking to curb helicopter noise. L.A. Times

An alleged Los Angeles gang member was found with several bags of meth and arrested on Monday. Glendale News-Press

Welcome to....Sherwood Forest? A section of Northridge is getting rebranded as a lush pocket of the San Fernando Valley. L.A. Observed

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