30th district

Reps. Howard Berman, left, and Brad Sherman at a candidates forum early this year. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, August 12 and here are some local stories from around the Web.

A columnist shares her experience training for a San Fernando Valley Roller Derby league. Danielle Directo-Meston writes, "It’s been over 10 years since I rode rollerblades, and the last time I’d been on quad roller skates had been… well, until this moment, never." NoHo Patch

Four teens were hurt in a car accident in Northridge early Saturday morning. Police suspect the driver may have been under the influence. Daily News

A Canoga Park teenager who died of a heroin overdose has been identified. A friend of his stepbrother allegedly gave the teen the drug in Woodland Hills on Monday. Woodland Hills Patch

Is it better to abstain from voting if neither candidates fits your ideals, or choose the lesser evil? Ron Kaye discusses the conundrum in his column today. The San Fernando Valley Republican Club has chosen not to endorse Rep. Brad Sherman or Rep. Howard Berman in the 30th Congressional district race. Burbank Leader

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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