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5 Things You Should Know: June 20

We're recognizing the 2011 Fernando Award finalists, a young boy with diabetes, local educators and the Crespi High basketball team.

Welcome to "5 Things You Should Know Today," a Patch feature that provides five quick tidbits of information in one spot.

Here they are:

  1. The Mulholland Bridge is expected to close tonight, Thursday and Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews install a water valve just west of the bridge. Read more closure details here.

  2. Congratulations to the 2011 Fernando Award finalists: Greg Baker, Nancy Cartwright, Lois Curran-Klein, Joel Simon and Gary M. Thomas. A dinner in their honor, and to select the final honoree, will be held September 16 at the Warner Center Marriott.

  3. The Encino Neighborhood Council Education Committee will be meeting at 6 p.m. at Uncle Bernie's Deli tonight. Also, the committee will present the winners of the 2011 School Improvement Competition on Wednesday at the council’s general meeting. Principals and teachers from Birmingham Charter, Hesby Oaks, Lanai Road and Nestle Avenue have been invited to attend.

  4. The Crespi High basketball team hosted a summer tournament over the weekend. Don’t miss this video with game highlights and interviews from the doubleheader against state champion Mater Dei and Santa Monica.

  5. Los Encinos student Jonathan Platt Jr  is in Washington D.C. this week to testify before Congress about how difficult it is to live with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. The 7-year-old was selected among 1,200 children to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s "Promise To Remember Me Campaign." Read his full story here.

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