San Fernando Valley roundup: Villaraigosa praises the Valley on his way out, Evolution plan adds bikeway and opium found in La Crescenta home

September 28, 2012
  • Kim Sandifer stands between her property wall on the right and a sound wall on the 405 Freeway on the left. Sandifer lives in Westwood Hills, ground zero of the massive construction project to add a 10-mile carpool lane to the 405 through the Sepulveda Pass.
Kim Sandifer stands between her property wall on the right… (Lawrence K. Ho /…)

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, September 28. All things must come to an end. 

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's time serving the city is almost up. Looking back at his term, he made the claim that he has visited the Valley more times than any previous mayor, according to the Contra Costa Times

While we're on bold claims, residents claim the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association's president, Richard Close, is the Valley's most powerful man outside of government. Patch

Cut! The NBCUniversal Evolution plan was revised again on Thursday, this time to include a $3.3 million bikeway. L.A. Times

Police found 10 pounds of opium inside a La Crescenta man's home this week. Glendale News-Press

For adding a carpool lane, transit officials have had to listen to an earful from residents who live near the 405 Freeway. One resident chronicled and recorded the noises emanating from the project. L.A. Times

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News


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