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Farewell to Chief Kurt Norwood
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Farewell to Chief Kurt Norwood

    By Katta Hules  Chief Kurt Norwood is retiring from the Arcadia Fire Department. “I’ve got a little over 30 years in the fire service, over 29 years here in Arcadia. There are other things I’d like to do while I’m relatively young and still healthy,” says Norwood, adding, “It’s been a great career.”…

Tanaka Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison
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Tanaka Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

      Paul Tanaka, the former Undersheriff of Los Angeles County was sentenced Monday, June 27, to five years in prison for his role in a 2011 conspiracy to derail a federal probe of misconduct in the county’s jails. Tanaka, 57, was sentenced by US District Judge Percy Anderson for his conviction in April…

San Gabriel Complex Fire Chars Hills Above Azusa and Duarte
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San Gabriel Complex Fire Chars Hills Above Azusa and Duarte

  Monrovia Evacuation Possible, According to Police   By Susan Motander, Terry Miller, and Beacon Media Staff Hundreds of homes remained under voluntary and mandatory evacuations late Tuesday, June 21, as twin wildfires charred more than 4,900 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains. Fire officials have now dubbed the incident – consisting of both the…

Will Harvard’s Report Change College Admissions?
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Will Harvard’s Report Change College Admissions?

    By May S. Ruiz College applications: they are a rite of passage among teenagers in this country. High schoolers spend 18 months of their life focused on this singular pursuit – actively padding resumes, accumulating countless hours of community service work, and preparing feverishly to get high scores in standardized tests – with…

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