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San Fernando Valley roundup: Local schools add healthier lunches, City cracks down on mobile ads

October 08, 2012
  • Ian Dankowski, 12, takes a bite of pasta during lunchtime at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Federal guidelines for school lunches mandates a healthier menu, including whole grain pastas, low fat cheese, and every student must take one-half cup of fruit or vegetables per day.
Ian Dankowski, 12, takes a bite of pasta during lunchtime… (Tim Berger/Staff…)

Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 8. Local schools are changing up school lunches, trading in fries for fruits and vegetables.

School cafeterias in Glendale and Burbank are making adjustments to their menus, adding a half-cup of fruit or vegetables each day as a part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Eating Kids Act. Burbank Leader

The owner of cleaning and massage services in Los Angeles is suing the city over a law that bans him from parking a van that features mobile advertisements for his "topless maid service" on city streets. Sami Ammari says his van was impounded after numerous complaints from residents of Burbank and Studio City. NBC Los Angeles

City officials are finalizing plans to add street parking in front of the new Porter Ranch Community School. Parents of students had complained about a lack of parking at the school, and the major thoroughfares surrounding the school were lined with "no stopping" signs. Daily News


Police arrested two people near the 1200 block of Kenwood Street in Burbank after the pair allegedly stole tools from three vehicles. Burbank Leader

Firefighters battled a blaze at a Sun Valley recycling yard Saturday morning that engulfed 30 vehicles. Officials were able to contain the fire before it spread to a nearby building, and there were no reports of injuries. Daily News

--Josh Cox, Times Community News

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