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Task Force Investigation Targets Leadership of MS-13

Three-year investigation of MS-13 leads to federal charges against 44 defendants; Fugitives Jesse Perez, Jorge Ramos, and Irwin Garcia still at large Capping a nearly three-year investigation, federal, state and local law enforcement authorities this morning took into custody a total of 21 members and associates of Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal street gang commonly…

‘Sierra Madre Weekly’ Morphs Into ‘Pasadena Independent’
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‘Sierra Madre Weekly’ Morphs Into ‘Pasadena Independent’

As part of a consolidation plan, Beacon Media News has made the decision to publish the Sierra Madre Weekly solely on its digital platform starting June 1.   The Sierra Madre Weekly has published in print each and every Thursday since 1998. However, we decided to merge Sierra Madre Weekly with Pasadena Independent as the…

U.S. District Court Judge Sentenced Leroy Baca
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U.S. District Court Judge Sentenced Leroy Baca

By Terry Miller  A California federal judge sentenced Leroy Baca, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff, on Friday to three years in prison for giving false statements and obstructing an FBI investigation into inmate abuse. The judge stated that Baca’s actions embarrassed law enforcement officers who “put their lives on the line every day and…

Trump’s Tweets Stun Schiff
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Trump’s Tweets Stun Schiff

In response to President Trump’s Tweets, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: “Today, the President made two extraordinary statements, one intended to threaten the FBI Director he just fired in the middle of the Russia investigation – and who may now be a witness – and the…

Arcadia Cops Nab Package Thief After High Speed Pursuit
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Arcadia Cops Nab Package Thief After High Speed Pursuit

On Thursday, May 11, at about 6:39 p.m., Arcadia Police Officers were led on a High speed pursuit after they responded to a GPS package theft activation on the 1600 block of Holly Ave. Officers tracked the package to a parking lot in the city of Hacienda Heights. Upon arrival, a suspect vehicle was located…

‘Pest Control’ Company Allegedly Killed Coyotes With Controlled Substance
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‘Pest Control’ Company Allegedly Killed Coyotes With Controlled Substance

Recently, PETA sent an urgent request to California law enforcement, the California State Board of Pharmacy, and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration seeking a formal investigation into what may have been the illegal use of sodium pentothal—a controlled substance—on coyotes by an employee of Chino-based Animal Pest Management Services, Inc., one of the biggest exterminators…

Arcadia Seeks to Prohibit Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals
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Arcadia Seeks to Prohibit Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Convenient and homely; short-term rental sites are resistant to regulation and willing to put up a fight By Daniel Garay The Arcadia City Council study session for short-term rentals, like Airbnb, ended with a motion by the Council to direct staff to make an ordinance looking to “prohibit short-term rentals in residential zones within the…

Irvine Police Arrest Arcadia Man for Attempted Robbery
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Irvine Police Arrest Arcadia Man for Attempted Robbery

  The Irvine Police Department arrested Ziwen Li, 30, of Arcadia on Thursday on charges of attempted robbery and criminal threats after he tried to steal $50,000 in cash from a victim in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant in the Orchard Hills neighborhood. On Tuesday, April 25, a male victim had arranged to…

City of Arcadia to Honor Methodist Hospital For Medicare 5-Star Rating
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City of Arcadia to Honor Methodist Hospital For Medicare 5-Star Rating

  The City of Arcadia will Honor Methodist Hospital for prestigious Medicare 5-star rating. News Media are invited to Ceremony Honoring Methodist Hospital For Earning Medicare 5-Star Rating for Overall Hospital Quality. I of only 6 hospitals in California to receive 5-Star Award Only Hospital Selected in LA County Top 2% of All Hospitals in…

Affordability: Looming Issue for Local Housing Market
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Affordability: Looming Issue for Local Housing Market

  Increase in interest rates and tapering prices make great incentives for buyers, for now. The Arcadia Association of Realtors (AAR) says the housing market for spring had a strong start to the year. “California’s spring housing market posted a strong start to the year as existing home sales and median price registered healthy gains…

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