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More people are hopping on Metro trains this year. (Roger Wilson / Staff Photographer / October 24, 2012)

Good morning, readers! Today is Wednesday, October 24. Prepare for traffic on your commute home tonight. President Obama is heading to Burbank during rush hour.

He will make his fifth appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Burbank Leader

Still have beef with the NBCUniversal Evolution plan? It's scheduled for a review by the Los Angeles City Council next month, reports Patch.

A woman was taken to the hospital after an underground explosion in the Valley caused manhole covers to fly off, reports the Associated Press.

Having trouble finding a seat on the Red Line these days? Ridership on the Metro rail lines is up, reports L.A. Observed

If you're still looking for a Halloween costume idea, The Glendale Bear is holding a costume contest on Twitter.

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