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San Fernando Valley roundup: Pot shops banned in L.A., Burbank group protests puppy mills and Alleged hit-and-run at Glendale 7-Eleven

July 25, 2012
  • The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban medical marijuana shops.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban medical… (Spencer Weiner…)

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, July 25. Medical marijuana dispensaries are now banned in the city of Los Angeles, the City Council decided Tuesday.

All 762 registered shops will be shut down. But some may be allowed to stay open. L.A. Times

One pot shop owner in North Hollywood isn't taking the ban seriously, saying "It’s just a bunch of hoopla, and next week it’ll be something different." An owner of a Toluca Lake dispensary calls the ban a "good idea," but he operates a location that may be exempt from the law. NoHo Patch

One group against puppy mills is organizing an event this weekend in Burbank to push officials to ban the sale of animals from retail shops. Glendale's retail pet ban is set to take effect in September. Burbank Leader

A man was charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and other charges after he allegedly tried to run three men over with his car when they wouldn't purchase a TV from his trunk. You have to see the video to believe it. Glendale News-Press

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San Fernando's J.C. Penney is closing its doors Saturday. The store first came to the city in 1920. Daily News

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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