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

By Mike Sprague|

La Habra Heights voters will see this on their Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

Voters going to the polls in La Habra Heights on Nov. 7, 2017, will see two local elections. They are: City Council Five candidates, including all three incumbents, are running for three, four-year terms on ...

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