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Portantino Slams Assembly Speaker for Incomplete Expenditure Reports

Statement from Assemblymember Anthony Portantino on Incomplete Assembly Records: “If these documents were not posted on the Assembly’s web page, I would think they were an April fool’s joke. Today, Assembly Speaker John Perez released 8 month expenditures that continue to mislead the public on how the Assembly operates. The documents released hide true and…

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Trustee Positions on November Ballot

Unified School District Governing Board Members and Community College District Governing Board Member By Susan Motander Duarte, Monrovia and Temple City’s School Unified School District are holding elections this November for its respective Governing Boards, normally referred to as the School Boards. The local Community Colleges, Citrus and Pasadena are also holding their elections for…

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Assemblymember Portantino Launches Italian American Legacy Project

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) along with seven fellow Italian American legislators today unveiled the “Italian American Legislator Project of 2011: A Legacy of Service to the California Legislature”. The Legislator project has identified 51 current or former State Senators and Assemblymembers of Italian American heritage including former Senate Pro Tem David Roberti and…

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Duarte Low-Income Housing Project Moves Foreward

By Ruth Longoria Kingsland In a 4 to 1 vote, Duarte City Council Tuesday night passed two ordinances, which move forward the heavily contested low-income housing project planned for city center-zoned property along Huntington Drive. Councilman Phil Reyes was the lone dissenting vote. About 20 residents spoke at Tuesday’s public hearing about the project, during…

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HEAT ALERT DECLARED FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

HEAT ALERT DECLARED FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Weather Service has forecast very high temperatures for the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys from today through Sunday, August 28. To provide relief from the heat for the elderly and others who face heat-related health difficulties and stress, cooling centers are…

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Feared Beetle Intercepted Again at LAX by CBP

CBP Discovers Live Larva in Rice U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at Los Angeles International Airport again discover khapra beetle live larva, cast skins and one dead adult in a plastic bag filled with rice coming from Saudi Arabia. Khapra beetle is one of the world’s most destructive pests of stored grain products…

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Redistricting Maps Approved – Battle Lines are Now Being Drawn

By Terry Miller It doesn’t happen very often but California’s political districts have suffered a major temblor in which many districts, particularly traditionally GOP strongholds, could face big changes. Every 10 years cities, counties, school boards and states redraw the lines for districts to “keep representation equal.” This process is increasingly public. This year, for…

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