Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, December 8. Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah.

Many temples and community centers are holding events across the region. Daily News

The Democratic Party of the San Gabriel Valley has endorsed L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti for mayor, reports Patch.

John Silva, the North Hollywood native who built the first TV news telecopter, died at 92. KPCC

Two men were arrested this week on suspicion of grand theft auto after Burbank police caught them driving unusually, reports the Burbank Leader.

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