Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, March 6, 2014. The Glendale area will have a high of 72 and a low of 52, according to the National Weather Service.
- To the delight of parents and students, a unique crossing-guard program at a Rosemont Middle School has not only been extended but may expand throughout the county. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors unanimously approved making the trial program at Rosemont Middle School permanent, and also put in place a process for middle schools in unincorporated areas to apply for funds for crossing guards.
- A second man in less than two months has been banned from the Glendale Galleria after inappropriately touching himself inside Macy’s. Keane Dean, 25, of Santa Clarita was banned from the mall for three years in connection with his Feb. 28 arrest at the department store, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
- In an expletive-laced online video, two men say they are Los Angeles gang members who are “gangbanging” in Syria and fighting the “enemigos” in the bloody three-year conflict. The men identify themselves as “Wino” from the Westside Armenian Power gang -- who Glendale police say is Nersis Kilajian, 31, a Syrian national who was living in the U.S. before being deported in 2012 for a felony offense elsewhere, and “Creeper” from the Sun Valley GW-13 gang, which has links to the Mexican mafia, the Los Angeles Times reports.
- The city of La Cañada Flintridge has joined four other cities — Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Sierra Madre — in an alliance designed to respond quickly and efficiently to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) underway by Metro and Caltrans related to the 710 Freeway Tunnel Project.