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Portantino Bill Banning Open Carry of Handguns Passes Key Senate Committee

Assemblymember Portantino’s Bill Banning “Open Carry” of Handguns Passes Key Senate Committee Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s (D-La Cañada Flintridge) legislation to repeal the “open carry” loophole in state law moved a step closer today when the Senate Public Safety Committee voted 4 to 2 to approve Portantino’s AB 144. AB 144 makes it a crime to…

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Arcadia Teen Apologetic in April Crosswalk Fatality

The 19 year old Arcadia teenager who is charged with felony vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 16-year-old Arcadia High student said he “sorry and didn’t mean to do it.” Detective Mike Hale who was the lead investigator on the Major Accident Team for Arcadia Police Dept. had concluded that the windshield was excessively…

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Despite Major Budget Cutbacks, PUSD Plans Additions and Renovations

By Michelle R. Brown Pasadena Unified School district and Sierra Madre City Council held a joint meeting on May 17, outlining future plans for construction and discussing the major budgetary issues the schools will be facing in the next few years. “We have some huge challenges in public education,” said Vice President of the PUSD…

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State Assemby Passes Open Carry Hundgun Bill 45-29 – Now goes to Senate

ASSEMBLY PASSES PORTANTINO’S “OPEN CARRY” HANDGUN BILL AB 144 to Ban Open Display of Firearms Sacramento – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s legislation making it illegal to carry an unloaded gun in public was overwhelmingly approved today in the State Assembly adding to a growing chorus of public officials and law enforcement groups calling for a ban…

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Governor Brown Unveils Revised Budget

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today unveiled a revised state budget that reduces by nearly $3 billion the amount of taxes needed to balance the budget, spurs job creation through new tax incentives and pays off most of the $34.7 billion debt built up over the last decade. “California’s economy is growing, but we still…

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Wanted for Attempt Kidnap and Sexual Battery

Suspect: Male Hispanic, 30’s, dark short hair, goatee, accent, wearing a white t-shirt/dark shorts Suspect Vehicle: Audi 4-door, silver, black leather, possible spoiler, no tint on windows                     A 15 year old girl was walking home, Wednesday, April 11, 2011, on Santa Anita Avenue at Genoa…

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Governor Brown Proposes to Eliminate Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

SACRAMENTO – In another move to save taxpayer dollars, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has proposed eliminating the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. “Although state revenues have improved because of the underlying strength of California’s business climate, we’re not out of the woods yet – not even close,” Brown said. “Cutbacks in boards, commissions and other…

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