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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Shootings

    County offers $20,000 reward in fatal Monrovia shooting

    LOS ANGELES >> The Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever gunned down a Canyon Oaks High School senior and wounded a 17-year-old boy in Monrovia. Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended the reward in the

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  • Burglary

    Two suspected gang members arrested after barging into home during chase, forcing residents out

    San Gabriel police arrested a man they say was a gang member and a wanted fugitive after he was found inside a stolen vehicle Monday evening. At least six other law enforcement agencies helped San Gabriel police arrest Joseph Arthur Leal, 28, who police said was a member of the “Sangra” gang. Leal was free on parole and was arrested Aug. 8 for illegal possession of a firearm prior and was awaiting trial, county jail records show. Leal was released on bond Aug.

    Christopher Yee
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  • Accidents

    Gas main leak forces evacuation of 12 homes in Diamond Bar

    An ongoing gas main leak at a residence in Diamond Bar has forced the evacuation of 12 homes Tuesday. A contractor working at a home in the 700 block of Lionwood Avenue struck and opened a 2-inch gas main around 5:30 p.m. With electrical wires also down in the area, Los Angeles County firefighters have blocked off traffic in the area and evacuated 12 homes as of 7:30 p.m., displacing 25 people, said Supervising Fire Dispatcher Ed Pickett. The leak was plugged at 8:49 p.m.,...

    Christopher Yee
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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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  • Hepatitis

    LA County declares its own hepatitis A outbreak; 10 infected include homeless

    Public health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, saying there are now 10 people infected, two of whom are homeless and contracted the potentially fatal liver disease locally. The two newer cases can’t be traced to San Diego County, where the infectious disease has affected 421 people, mostly among those who are homeless, said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County Public Health Director during a report to the Board of Supervisors at its weekly...

    Susan Abram
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  • Homelessness

    The human reasons why pets end up at the Pasadena Humane Society’s shelter

    Last week, I sat next to a woman at a meeting who worked at an organization that helped homeless families. We struck up a conversation and realized pretty quickly that our work was quite similar. Although we serve different populations, homelessness was homelessness.  Many of the families she worked with had homes and lost them due to poverty, unemployment, mental illness, addiction, domestic violence and other causes. She shared that many of her clients had pets when they found...

    Julie Bank
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