Afternoon Cram: Rolling on the L.A. River

Everything you need to know from today’s local news headlines

L.A. River Revitalization Finally a Reality
Plans to develop river sites have been proposed for more than a century.

California Senators Propose Tighter Gun Controls
Mandatory permits, background checks for ammunition purchases, and a firmer assault weapons ban could become law.

Wind Knocked Down Trees and Power Lines Overnight
We had a feeling this would happen!

LAUSD Ordered to Pay $6.9m in Student Abuse Case
The former student’s abusive teacher, Forrest Stobbe, is in prison.

Local Architecture Business is Up
The American Institute of Architects reports billings have been up for four consecutive months.

Du-Par’s Studio City Closed After Fire
The Ventura Blvd. mainstay will remain shuttered pending a health department inspection.

Barack Obama is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Jeffrey Beard Appointed to Lead California’s Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation
The former head of Pennsylvania’s prison system will fill the position vacated by Matthew Cate this fall.