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  • Rosh Hashanah

    Rabbis in Southern California gear up for heavy-hitting Rosh Hashana sermons

    The Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement are a time of self-reflection for Jews around the world. The High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are also when rabbis often give their most important — and powerful — sermons of the year. “We have the most people listening” on these holidays, explained Rabbi Joshua M. Aaronson of Temple Judea in Tarzana, noting that high synagogue attendance accompanies these two very important observances.

    Brenda Gazzar
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  • Bills

    State bill would freeze rents for tenants in Caltrans-owned homes along former 710 Freeway path, but some left out

    A bill that would freeze the rents of some tenants living in state-owned homes along the route of the scrapped 710 Freeway extension in El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 400, sponsored by State Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, was adopted by both the state Senate and Assembly last week with huge majorities — only one “no” vote was counted in each house. Portantino’s bill...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Earthquakes

    Trying to contact family or friends affected by the Mexico earthquake? Here’s where to start

    A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 226 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. The violent temblor sent thousands of panicked people into the streets, many of whom then worked to help rescue those trapped in the rubble. As the dust settles, many in the United States will be trying to reach out to loved ones who live in or are visiting the country. Here are a few resources in place to find out if your friends and family are safe...

    Ryan Fonseca
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  • Legal proceedings

    Jury now deliberating fate of man suspected in Montebello fatal shooting

    LOS ANGELES >> The fate of a Montebello man — who allegedly shot into a crowd at a 2008 Montebello graduation party, killing a father and his 12-year-old son and injuring two others — is in the hands of a jury. Then-31-year-old Joe Dorantes, also known as Seeks, ended the lives of 44-year-old Juan Garcia of Perris and his

    Ruby Gonzales
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  • Urban planning

    Santa Fe Springs changes the rules on this type of development

    SANTA FE SPRINGS >> Call it changing times: Get-tough rules designed to limit where self-storage businesses can locate are being eased in this industrial city. In 1974, the city banned self-storage units from all major highways, such as Imperial Highway, Rosecrans and Slauson avenues, and Washington Boulevard, and didn’t allow them within 1,000 feet of homes, commercial areas, schools and parks. But that won’t be true soon. The City Council last week agreed to...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Things to do

    Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for Sept. 20, 2017

    WHITTIER General plan meetings set The city will hold four general plan update “launch workshops” as part of Envision Whittier the next two Saturdays. The workshops will include discussion of key issues, family-oriented activities, refreshments and giveaways. A city’s general plan is a long-range planning document that reflects the community’s vision and values for the future, while guiding growth and...

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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...

    Christopher Yee
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  • Local Elections

    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 increase the sales tax by 1 percent to provide about $9 million extra for the city budget. City officials say the money would help them balance the budget and...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Local Elections

    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 the La Habra Heights City Council. Here are the candidates: • Brian Bergman, council member/retired manager • Michael Higgins, city councilman • Carey Klingfus, businessman • Kyle Miller,...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Hepatitis

    LA County has its own hepatitis A outbreak

    LOS ANGELES — Health officials said today that Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two “community-acquired” cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego County or Santa Cruz. “We are in the situation of a hepatitis A outbreak ... as of this morning,” Public Health Department Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors. Most cases to date have been identified in patients who are homeless or drug users, but include...

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