Metro

Commuters stream through North Hollywood's Metro Red Line Station, the creation of which helped the arts district take off in a big way. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / December 23, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, November 23. Lankershim Boulevard has grown into an important street in the Valley, thanks in part to two Metro stations.

The area between the North Hollywood and Universal City stations "now ranks as the most vital north-south corridor in the Valley," says L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne. 

Two landmark restaurants are struggling with soaring property values.

Sierra's in Canoga Park plans to close its doors on New Year's Eve, reports the Daily News.

Henry's Tacos in Studio City originally planned to close on the same date, but after protests from celebrities including Elijah Wood, the stand will remain open until Jan. 10 while the owner tries to work out a deal, reports Patch.

Glendale might have to put certain projects on hold after the state denied the city funds to pay for redevlopment obligations, reports the Glendale News-Press.

Remember that cut-out of Clint Eastwood on a trail high above the Glendale (2) Freeway? He is missing, and the artist is looking for him. L.A. Times

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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