Good morning readers. Grab a cup of coffee, get ready for the week ahead and catch up on local news and events. Today is Monday, Dec. 9.
Fans continue to pay tribute to native Glendalians Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. The "Fast and Furious" actor and his longtime friend died in a car crash Nov. 30. Glendale News-Press / Los Angeles Times
A federal jury rejected Glendale police Lt. Tigran Topadzhikyan's claim that he was discriminated agianst because of his ethnicity. Glendale News-Press
Have you ever grumbled about those travellers breezing through the TSA Pre Check line? Well, now you can grumble about them at the Burbank airport too. Or, perhaps, stop your whining and apply for the program yourself. Burbank Leader
A former executive of the music sharing service Napster died Sunday after being struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff patrol car. Milton Everett Olin Jr., 65, of Woodland Hills, was reportedly on his bicycle when he was hit. Los Angeles Times
Wondering how to contribute to the needy this holiday season? Check out this list of toy drives around the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Daily News
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Burbank with the arrival of the first-ever outdoor skating rink, which will be located adjacent to City Hall at Third Street and Orange Grove. The 4,100 square foot rink will accommodate up to 165 skaters per session and will remain open for six weeks from November 22 through January 5, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Van Bloem Singers rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday in the Salvation Army Chapel, 300 E. Angeleno St., Burbank. Call Elaine Paonessa at (818) 845-6851.