Romancing the bean

Cars parked in front of Romancing the Bean coffee shop on the 3400 block of W. Magnolia Ave. in Burbank on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Some merchants around the coffee shop complain that cars belonging to the shop's customers stay parked too long. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / August 14, 2014)

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Good morning readers! Today is Monday, Aug. 18. Today looks to be a hot one, with highs of 91 and a forecast low of 65. So stay cool and check out these headlines from around the area. 

Casey Kasem's body was reportedly on the way to Europe earlier this week, and late Thursday the destination was determined: Norway. That's a long way for the remains ofthe Top 40 radio icon to travel, especially given the fact that according to his three eldest children he wanted to be buried at Forest Lawn in Glendale. Los Angeles Times

Two of Glendale's elected city officials may go head to head in a race for the state Assembly’s 43rd District in 2016, both of them having created finance committees to possibly run for the post currently held by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake). City Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian and Councilwoman Laura Friedman are looking into potentially shifting their political careers to the state capitol in Sacramento in a few years. Glendale News-Press

A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked Burbank officials to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking. Burbank Leader

The allocation for the state's program to keep film and television jobs in California may expand to $400 million — quadrupling the current amount — if legislation that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with a 5-0 vote on Thursday passes in the full Senate and is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Burbank Leader 

A 79-year-old La Cañada man who went missing Saturday evening has been returned home safely to his family, according to Lt. Randy Tuinstra of the Los Angles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station. Donald Warner, who officials said has dementia, was the subject of a hunt that included a helicopter that hovered over the city between approximately 9:15 and 9:30 p.m., employing a bullhorn to advise the man to dial 9-1-1. La Cañada Valley Sun