Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol the district's K-8 schools each day, beginning after students return to classes on Jan. 7 following winter break. Patch
A big rig accident snarled traffic along the Golden State (5) Freeway early Monday, reports the Daily News.
Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother, who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times with a barbecue fork. Los Angeles Times
Authorities say there were no injuries after a fire at a three-story apartment building in Sherman Oaks, reports the Daily News.
Over 500 fans, including celebrities like George Lopez and Elijah Wood, showed up at Henry's Tacos in Studio City Sunday to show support for the restaurant, which announced that it may close at the end of the year. Patch
--Josh Cox, Times Community News
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