San Fernando Valley roundup: 'Music Man' comes to Glendale, Burbank parents put together special education handbook

August 19, 2012
  • Michael Thatcher performs onstage during the first scene of dress rehearsal of "The Music Man" at Hoover High School in Glendale.
Michael Thatcher performs onstage during the first scene… (Cheryl A. Guerrero…)

Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, August 19. A North Hollywood fundraiser today has an international agenda.

Churches and organizations seek to raise awareness of Assyrian families who are living in Syria but want to return to Iraq. "The problem is nobody cares about our people," Sargoun Issa, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Assyrian Aid Society, told the Daily News.

The Studio City Neighborhood Council is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Sept. 20 election. Patch

Parents of special ed students have bound together to help create a new 70 page handbook for others in the Burbank Unified School District. Burbank Leader

The Glendale Stepping Stone Players, now in their 12th year, are presenting a production of "The Music Man" this month. The group was formed by parents who disapproved of the theater productions put on by the local schools. Glendale News-Press

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News


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