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A.M. News: Animal Style, The Ocean, Warner Center, BUR & More

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Co-founder of In-N-Out Burger, Esther Snyder, has passed. We salute you with 4x4s and Grilled Cheeses.

Steve Lopez visits Hillary Hauser, former Santa Barbara News-Press reporter and Ocean Environmentalist/Activist. Lopez's column comes after last week's five part series - Altered Oceans.

The Warner Center in Woodland Hills might become more of mini-downtown for the Valley. Former music industry producer, Mark Steele, wants to build a $100 million dollar event center to produce events from sports to cultural. But unless the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council passes it, Dennis Zine will make sure it goes no further. If the Valley's attempt at secession in 2002 was successful, would politicians be more positive about this?

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Signs that Burbank Airport is no longer that easy in-n-out airport experience are becoming more apparent. Parking is running scarce and officials are encouraging other modes of arrival.

The Pacific Trade Center no more. Hello the Vue condo project. So the Valley has it's mini-downtown and now San Pedro might be looking more like a mini as well.

Beverly Hills wants more Neighborhood Watches. But it's not for typical crime: "Because it may take several days for local government to respond to all emergency calls and restore services such as water and power, the block captains are needed to organize their blocks so that everybody can take care of themselves in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack."

Photo by Marshall Astor via Flickr. Astor is a local fixture in San Pedro and runs the neighborhood blog - Life On The Edge.