818 Roundup: 'Comfort women' statue, Devil's Gate Dam sediment removal protest

December 19, 2013
  • Bok-dong Kim, a comfort woman survivor, stands directly behind the monument at the unveiling ceremony of the Comfort Women Memorial Monument in Glendale on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
Bok-dong Kim, a comfort woman survivor, stands directly… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

Good morning, 818 readers. It's expected to be a wet day with a 60% chance of rain for Los Angeles County today, Thursday, Dec. 19. Showers are expected after sunrise and could slam roads for commuters.

Here are the top headlines in the 818 area code:


  • Burbank Community Theater will debut it's first performance, ever, with the tale of rags to riches redhead orphan "Annie" at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Friday, Dec. 20. Check out the photo story by Times Community News photographer Tim Berger.

  • Plaza De La Cañada, a neighborhood shopping center in La Cañada Flintridge, has sold for $35.9 million, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gelsons is slated to replace Vons at the Foothill Boulevard location
  • -- Nicole Charky,

    Follow on Twitter: @Nicosharki.

    -- Sameea Kamal,

    Follow on Twitter: @sameeakamal

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