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Rep. Brad Sherman and Rep. Howard Berman at a debate forum. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / October 17, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, October 17. How much does it cost to win the votes of residents in the Valley?

So far, $9 million. That's the amount Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman have spent on their campaigns for a newly-drawn congressional district, reports the L.A. Times.  

The Great California Shakeout drill is Thursday. But for people who can't move around easily, how can they prepare? Officials tell residents with disabilities to have a kit nearby their bed, reports NBC

You could watch Metallica and U2 in the Valley in the 1980s, reports L.A. Weekly. So what happened to the famous Reseda Country Club? It was eventually transformed into a church.

A 50-year-old man who flashed a girl in the San Fernando Valley in August was identified as a registered sex offender, reports the L.A. Times.

The Toluca Lake Farmers Market, held in parking lots behind businesses on Riverside Drive, doesn't have an extensive selection. But organizers are hoping to double the amount of vendors by next year, reports NoHo Patch.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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