Pet ban

Dogs enjoy some play time at a park next to the headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department. Rescue animals could still be sold under the ordinance. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / October 25, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, October 26. What can you expect from an apartment in North Hollywood?

Cheaper rent than Silverlake and vertical blinds, Curbed L.A. reports from a recent rent survey.

Meanwhile, prices for homes in the Valley increased 8 percent last month, according to the Daily News.

Los Angeles is joining other cities in banning retail shops from selling pets, reports the L.A. Times.

A Woodland Hills couple who work in the entertainment industry cooked up a plot for their popular Halloween haunted house. Patch

Burbank's mayor, Dave Golonski, partially credits the financial stability of the city to the entertainment industry, reports the Burbank Leader.

Tired of sitting on the 405 or 101 during your daily commute? Maybe you should try a plane. L.A. Weekly

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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