818 Roundup: The making of "Superbad," Burbank shooting death, Crescenta Valley robberies

Good morning readers! Today is Monday, June 9, and the month's namesake gloom and fog is truly upon us. Be careful during your commutes, and be sure to be parked before reading these headlines: 

The Department of Motor Vehicles will soon begin issuing nostalgic black license plates with yellow lettering as part of a piece of legislation that was signed into law in 2012. Glendale News-Press 

A teacher from Iowa was walking her dog three months ago in Chengdu, China, when she stumbled upon a starving, partially paralyzed Belgian Shepherd who followed her home. What followed was a global rescue mission that included a number of animal advocacy groups both local and abroad, a Burbank elected official, a 12-hour flight and a little bit of luck. Burbank Leader

Sheriff’s officials are asking La Cañada residents to keep their windows and doors locked, after a home invasion robbery and the burglary of a neighboring home Thursday night have police on the lookout for two suspects armed with a handgun. La Cañada Valley Sun 

According to producing-and-writing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, it took countless meetings with studios and “years and years” to get the green light for their hit 2007 comedy “Superbad.” In fact, Rogen said Saturday at the Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, he was originally going to play Seth (Jonah Hill’s role) but it took so long to get to make the film that he “aged out of the part.” Los Angeles Times

A shooting death in Burbank in a parking garage Sunday morning appears to have been a suicide, police said. Burbank Leader

-- Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com 
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