Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, July 8, 2012. If you're planning on driving down the 405 this morning, prepare for delays as a main San Fernando Valley artery will be closed from 5:30 until 11 a.m.
An accident Saturday on the 101 freeway left one child critically injured. Three adults walked away with minor injuries. Contra Costa Times
A fire gutted a Canoga Park apartment building that was under constuction early Saturday morning. One firefighter was taken to a local hospital with a minor injury. Daily News
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) voted in favor of a bill that bans using hounds for hunting bears and bobcats after 2,000 signed a petition when he didn't originally vote on the measure. Glendale News-Press
San Fernando Valley has its own "miracle mile" in Encino and now it's slowly growing a "mural mile" in Pacoima. The neighborhoods in the northeast Valley is home to stunning art that rivals the work in downtown L.A.'s arts district. KCET