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818 Roundup: Drayman released, Native American play to open, Burbank group homes

Good morning readers. Today is Monday, May 19. As you rub the weekend out of your eyes, here's some news items going on in our area: 

Former Councilman John Drayman’s home confinement ended Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s inmate locator website. Drayman, who was sentenced in April to one year in jail for embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns, spent just eight days behind bars before he was transferred to his Montrose condominium to serve the rest of his time. Glendale News-Press 

In 2000, Jennifer Bobiwash left her tiny town in rural Ontario, Canada to pursue acting in Los Angeles. That's when she realized she was different. Not every girl grew up with a tepee standing in her yard, or as a member of the Ojibway Nation. Bobiwash's humorous take of what it means to be a native person, a native voice, helped her reclaim the word 'Indian' in her upcoming, one-woman play at the Autry, "There is no 'I' in NDN." Glendale News-Press

Burbank officials on Thursday proposed changes to the city’s code that would address concerns from the public in recent months centered around allowing group homes in residential areas. A couple dozen residents attended Thursday’s community meeting, which came as a result of public backlash after the city adopted its state-required housing element to allow community care facilities, which may include sober-living facilities that don’t require licensing, in single-family residential neighborhoods. Burbank Leader

The grand opening of a new transportation center at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport, which broke ground almost two years ago, will be held late next month, according to airport officials. The $112-million project, which combines all car-rental services under one roof, includes a new parking structure to replace the parking capacity lost when Lot D was closed to make room for the center. Burbank Leader

Sun-soaked fans watched more than 100 cyclists climb and speed through Angeles National Forest roads and into La Cañada Flintridge on Saturday, near the end of the Amgen Tour of California, which ended at along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. La Cañada Valley Sun

-- Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com 

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