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Nearly 100 firefighters and a water-dropping helicopter tackle brush fire near Occidental College – Los Angeles Times

December 14, 2017 9:40:00 pm | 0 Comments

Nealry a hundred Los Angeles firefighters, along with a water-dropping helicopter, swarmed a brush fire late Thursday in the hilly terrain above Occidental College in Eagle Rock. The blaze began shortly after 10 p.m. off North Campus Road and quickly consumed five acres, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The department sent…

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USC halts three-game losing streak with victory over Santa Clara 82-59 – Los Angeles Times

December 14, 2017 8:11:36 pm | 0 Comments

A half-dozen NBA scouts sprawled in an anonymous row of seats behind one of the baskets at Galen Center. The serious-faced men balanced cellphones, bottles of water and notebooks covered with the pebbled texture of a basketball Thursday night. None of the announced crowd of 2,712 paid attention to them. But each time USC junior…

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Pomona teacher shares family tradition with students by creating gingerbread houses – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

December 14, 2017 6:12:10 pm | 0 Comments

POMONA >> Karen Shietze’s kindergarten students at Pomona Unified’s Arroyo Elementary School carried out a mini holiday construction project Thursday, but instead of using bricks and mortar they were using candy and icing. Shietze, of Pomona, baked enough gingerbread this week to build 23 gingerbread houses which her 23 students then decorated using candy canes, gum…

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La Habra City Council on Monday, Dec. 18, to consider allowing cannabis distribution facilities – The Whittier Daily News

December 14, 2017 4:52:34 pm | 0 Comments

The City Council will get a report from city staffers on Monday, Dec. 18, detailing research about allowing commercial cannabis distribution facilities in La Habra, potentially paving the way for an ordinance to go before the Planning Commission early next year. In October, the council placed a moratorium on recreational- and medical-marijuana businesses in town,…

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UPDATE – Compton Youth Minister Fatally Hit By Car – Lasentinel

December 14, 2017 4:07:30 pm | 0 Comments

Arturo Frazier (photo courtesy of South Bay Community News) A car accident took the life of the Rev. Arturo Da’Naire Frazier, a youth pastor at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Compton. According to the L.A. County Coroner, Frazier, 39, a driver on Atlantic Avenue struck him on Dec. 11. The Sentinel originally reported the accident…

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10 things to do this week in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

December 14, 2017 4:05:13 pm | 0 Comments

MUSIC Glendale Noon Concerts: The series continues with Glendale pianist Harout Senekeremian performing selections by Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. 12:10-12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale, free, 818-244-7241, ART Art Show and Sale: See work by local artists, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.…

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Downtown Renters Protest Notice to Vacate by Landlord Days Before Christmas – Long Beach Post

December 14, 2017 3:50:40 pm | 0 Comments

Photos by Asia Morris. A small group composed mostly of renters gathered last Friday morning in front of a downtown Long Beach apartment building to protest what they claimed were the unfair evictions of its tenants. Organized by Housing Long Beach, which works to improve, preserve and increase affordable housing in the city, and housing…

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Pasadena Symphony Hosts its Holiday Candlelight Concert at All Saints Church – Pasadena Now

December 14, 2017 3:50:00 pm | 0 Comments

Pasadena Symphony’s annual Holiday Candlelight concert returns to All Saints Church on Saturday, December 16, with two performances at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. All Saints Church, Pasadena’s equivalent of a European cathedral, is architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous and is the perfect setting to hear holiday favorites — all performed by candlelight. Conductor Grant…

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SH City Council decides not to reorganize after public comment and deliberation over mayor's alleged misconduct – Signal Tribune

December 14, 2017 3:30:11 pm | 0 Comments

Anita W. Harris | Signal TribuneMayor Edward Wilson and Vice Mayor Tina Hansen listen to public comments at the Dec. 12 Signal Hill City Council meeting primarily advocating against council reorganization. In a packed council chamber at its Dec. 12 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council heard many members of the public voice their opinions…

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Los Alamitos acts as strategic base for SoCal wildfire aid – Los Angeles Times

December 14, 2017 3:03:18 pm | 0 Comments

Four Los Alamitos-based Army Black Hawk helicopter crews flew through wind gusting at over 70 mph and thick smoke over the past week to drop water on the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Lt. Col. Aaron Schilleci, commander of the 1-140th assault helicopter battalion at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, said…

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