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What will be on Montebello voters’ Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

When Montebello voters head to the polls on Nov. 7, 2017, they’ll find two local measures. Here’s what they would do: Measure S Measure S would

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  • Theft

    Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Norwalk

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who was driving a stolen vehicle in Norwalk at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. After the deputies ran the vehicle’s license plate number around 3:05 p.m. and found it had been reported stolen, they stopped the man, who parked the vehicle in the parking lot of the Denny’s Restaurant on Pioneer Boulevard near Imperial Highway, said Lt. Jeff Dusky of the sheriff’s Norwalk station. While the man...

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  • Local Elections

    Whittier voters: Here’s what’s on your Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    If you’re a Whittier resident over 18, you’ll find local elections on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here are the choices Whittier residents will be facing: Whittier City School District Seven candidates are vying for three seats on the Whittier City school board. Two incumbents, Linda Lee Ann Small and Vito J. Adragna, are defending their seats. Board member Ken Henderson has

  • Counterfeiting goods

    Thousands of fake hoverboards seized in Santa Fe Springs

    Sheriff’s investigators on Monday seized thousands of counterfeit hoverboards worth about $1.2 million in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. Deputies who descended on the building in the 10000 block of Pioneer Boulevard found 2,500 to 3,000 of the fake toys One person was briefly detained during the raid but was released. The owner of the company storing the hoverboards was not at the location, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statement.

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  • Business

    Got an Amazon return? Kohl’s soon will send it back for you

    Amazon, in its relentless pursuit to be your one-stop e-commerce shop, has concocted a package return program with Kohl’s. The retailers in October will offer a free return service at 82 Kohl’s stores on certain Amazon purchases. The return program will launch at 82 Kohl’s stores in the Los Angeles and Chicago areas. A representative with Kohl’s said Tuesday a specific store list would be shared closer to the launch date. “This is a great...

    By Samantha Gowen sgowen@scng.com @sammigo on Twitter|

  • Corporate bankruptcy

    Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open

    NEW YORK — Toys ‘R’ Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company said the proceedings are a way for Toys ‘R’ Us to work with its creditors on restructuring the debt beleaguering it. And it emphasized that its stores worldwide will serve customers while...

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  • Pets

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    ROWLAND HEIGHTS >> Miss Puddin’ Pie waddles across the front yard, dragging her pink belly over the grass. She’s a 175-pound pot-bellied pig with white hair that has mostly fallen off, as it does in the summer, revealing flaky, dry skin. She grunts and grinds her teeth, drooling a little as she sniffs out the last few cornflakes sprinkled in the lawn outside a Rowland Heights home. “I think that God made them so cute when they’re little so...

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  • Legal proceedings

    Could there be a settlement of the lawsuits stopping development of Nelles property in Whittier?

    WHITTIER >> Talks are under way to settle two 2015 environmental lawsuits intended to stop planned housing and commercial development of the 73-acre, now-closed Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility. Both lawsuits filed by the Whittier Conservancy have been appealed to the state Court of Appeals, but officials for all sides have confirmed that settlement talks are under way. “All I can say is that there are some discussions going on,” Whittier City...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Immigration policy

    ‘It is frightening to see your future dangling from a string,’ say DACA recipients at El Rancho High School

    PICO RIVERA >> El Rancho High School students won’t let the White House repeal protections for young undocumented immigrants without a fight. Instead, they’re speaking up. Students from the school’s Teen Court, MEChA and Social Justice Club banded together to organize a rally Monday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that grants work permits and delays deportation for nearly 800,000 young immigrants in the...

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  • News

    Pieology server fired for obscene anti-police note on Torrance officer’s receipt

    A Torrance police officer picking up a takeout lunch at a local pizzeria was handed a receipt with an obscene anti-police message, a gesture that touched off a firestorm Monday on social media. The officer, who was in uniform Thursday at Pieology in Torrance, did not respond and, in fact, left a tip when the female cashier handed him the shocking receipt Thursday that said “F--- The Cops.” “He remembers a young lady who rings him up,” said Sgt. Ronald...

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  • Business

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