818 Roundup: Burbank man accused of killing mother fit to stand trial; IRS phone scam hits La Cañada
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Monday, July 28, 2014.
Anyone who removes or critically damages a tree in the city’s public right of way could face stiff penalties — up to $18,000 — after the La Cañada Flintridge City Council recently determined restitution amounts for such violations.
The intricate Mithila art is made up of hundreds, maybe thousands, of fine lines and details, depicting human figures with proportionately large eyes and noses, telling the stories of the rituals, customs and everyday life in the ancient Mithila region.
Zoning dominated Monday's La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting, as members considered accommodating a new church parking lot and looked at how to comply with laws requiring cities to make land available for the construction of homeless shelters.
Burglary, residence: A woman was checking on a friend's house on July 18 in the 4800 block of Grand Avenue. She noticed during that day's visit the home had been ransacked while the owner was out of town.
For La Cañada resident Allen Koblin, what started last week with a voice mail message — ostensibly from the IRS — quickly turned into threats and a demand for $5,400 to fix years of alleged tax oversights.