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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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  • Police

    Fired Baldwin Park police Chief David Salcedo alleges discrimination, retaliation in lawsuit against city

    A former Baldwin Park police chief who was fired after less than two months on the job claims in a lawsuit filed Monday that he was racially discriminated against and his termination was

    Stephanie K. Baer
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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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  • Health care policy

    Sen. Graham upbeat about health care repeal effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law (all times local): 2:52 p.m. A chief sponsor of Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare says he’s “never felt better about where we’re at” but stopped short of predicting the GOP has the votes to pass the measure. That word comes from South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham who spoke to reporters after Republicans’ closed-door...

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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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  • Executive branch

    Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

    UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd of world leaders on Tuesday that “it is far past time for the nations of the world to...

    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press|

  • 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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  • 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

  • Environment

    Trump plan: Southern California monuments would be spared, six others would be reduced

    Six national monuments would be reduced in size, with millions of acres of protected lands opened to grazing, logging and oil and gas exploration, according to new recommendations released by the Trump administration. But Southern California’s monuments appeared to be spared in the cuts proposed by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. No changes were offered for two local monuments — the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, a 346,177-acre swath of the Angeles...

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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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