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San Fernando Valley roundup: Woodland Hills senior care center OKd, Porter Ranch school opens

August 16, 2012
  • Big Jay McNeely holds a 1953 copy of See Magazine with a large picture of him playing saxophone on his back in Los Angeles. McNeely's first hit album was in 1949. He performs tonight in Burbank
Big Jay McNeely holds a 1953 copy of See Magazine with a… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, August 16 and here are some of the top local stories from around the Web.

A new school has opened up in Porter Ranch that serves around 700 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. Daily News

Where do artists go after retirement? At the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, residents have access to a video editing room, art supplies and a theater. "The building looks like an upscale hotel but is built for the arts," writes Tina Rosenberg at the N.Y. Times.

And over in Woodland Hills, a senior care center got the green light from the City Council Wednesday. Daily News

A 44-year-old Hollywood man allegedly made crude gestures to a group of teenage girls at the Glendale Galleria and is not banned from the mall. His outfit of choice for strolling through the Galleria? A zebra-print spandex getup with a feather boa and fedora. Glendale News-Press

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What's going on tonight?

Sax legend Big Jay McNeely performs in Burbank. McNeely recorded the 1949 hit “Deacon's Hop." Viva Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive. 9 p.m. Free.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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