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FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich reminds residents preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July that fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County. “While some cities allow “safe and sane” fireworks, fireworks, of any kind, are illegal in Los Angeles County,” said Antonovich. The penalties for possession or use…

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Regional Government Committee Divided over Grant Management

By Nuria Mathog The San Gabriel Valley Council of Government (SGVCOG) is experiencing significant internal conflict following two councilmembers’ requests for the immediate termination of the agency’s executive director. Since May, the council has been divided over allegations that it was responsible for mismanaging a quarter-million dollar Caltrans grant, as well as the role of…

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A Power in Monrovia has Passed Away; Mimi Mency Dies at 74

By Susan Motander Mimi Mency was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. But she was also a Monrovian. In fact, you had only to day Mimi in Monrovia and everyone knew to whom you were referring. Mimi was so determined to be a Monrovian that she was born on Huntington Drive…

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Gundry Tapped for PUSD Top POst

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education announced tonight that, by a unanimous vote of 7-0, it will enter into negotiations with Jon R. Gundry as the final candidate for the new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Gundry, who has served as interim superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education…

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Suspect Vehicle Located in Las Vegas – Detectives Seeking Answers in Death of Renata Klein in Angeles National Forest – Renata’s husband, Dusan Klein, and the family dog, Cindy, are still missing

Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the death of a woman, Renata Klein, whose body was located June 15, 2011, in the Angeles National Forest. Detectives have learned that, on the morning of Sunday, June 26, 2011, a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle parked behind an abandoned building in the 2700 block…

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CALTRANS WORKER KILLED TODAY ON FREEWAY RAMP

Caltrans announced that Richard Gonzalez, a 52-year-old Caltrans maintenance worker, died shortly before 9 a.m. today after being struck by a vehicle while he was picking up litter along the northbound Interstate 15 connector ramp to eastbound State Route 94 in San Diego. He is the third Caltrans worker to die on the job in…

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LOCAL REVERSE MORTGAGE LENDING COMPANY RECOGNIZED BY BBB

Reverse mortgage lender recognized for customer service, marketplace ethics and community service “The reverse mortgage has been the undeserving victim of years of bad press,” explains Phil Goss, Reverse Mortgage Professional in Glendora. “I see my job as an educator rather than salesman. For many people a reverse mortgage is an excellent option, and I…

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PORTANTINO’S “OPEN CARRY” GUN BAN HEADS TO SENATE FLOOR

– Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s (D-La Cañada Flintridge) bill to ban the “open carry” of unloaded handguns was approved today in Senate Appropriations and now moves on to a hearing by the full Senate later this summer. AB 144 makes it a crime to openly carry an unloaded handgun in any public place or street. Violations…

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DMV Registration Bills Delayed for July Registrants

By Nuria Mathog California vehicle owners with car registrations scheduled to expire next month have been given a temporary reprieve; due to a state licensing law passed in May, these owners will be granted an additional month in which to make payments. The state Department of Motor Vehicles will not begin accepting payments from July…

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