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818 Roundup: Speed, old tires to blame in crash killing Paul Walker, Roger Rodas; Burbank approves Nickelodeon expansion

March 26, 2014

Good morning, 818 locals. Today is Wednesday, March 26. 

Here are your top headlines in the 818 region:

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  • In a letter to Caltrans Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) urged transportation officials to extend the amount of time cities will have to respond to an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) related to the 710 Freeway expansion project, expected to be released this spring.

  • Prosecutors have filed attempted-murder charges against a male transient from Santa Monica who is accused of stabbing a woman in the chest at a busy Glendale intersection.

  • Historic elements of the Brand Library & Arts Center — the bright painted ceilings, elaborate glass windows, a stone fireplace, wooden sliding doors and an intricate art pedestal — that were hidden by modern renovations over more than five decades have been uncovered following an extensive $9.5-million restoration project.
  • -- Sameea Kamal, sameea.kamal@latimes.com

    Follow on Twitter: @SameeaKamal.

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