San Fernando Valley roundup: Van Nuys residents want a piece of Marilyn, High radiation levels found in soil at Boeing site

December 14, 2012
  • Commemorating their movie hit "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds" in the favored Hollywood way, Marilyn Monroe, left, and Jane Russell plant their hands in a slab of freshly-poured cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Some Van Nuys residents want a post office named after Marilyn Monroe.
Commemorating their movie hit "Gentlemen Prefer… (Los Angeles Times )

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, December 14. Residents in Van Nuys want a post office named after Marilyn Monroe.

The movie star attended Van Nuys High School in the 40s. They also want a life-size statue in the building, reports the Contra Costa Times.

A site once used to test rocket engines, now mostly owned by Boeing, has high levels of radiation, reports the SFV Business Journal.

Patients at a Nothridge hospital were treated to sounds of carolers and dogs in Santa hats earlier this month, reports the Daily News.

If you're driving in Glendale tomorrow, be aware of a DUI checkpoint in the area, reports the Glendale News-Press.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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