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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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  • Local Elections

    Here’s what will appear on the November ballot in El Monte

    El Monte voters have two local elections on their Nov. 7, 2017 ballot, a ballot measure and a race for school board. Measure EM El Monte voters will decide in November whether or not to extend city’s current half-cent sales tax until 2029. The current tax measure, Measure GG, is currently set to end March 31, 2019. Measure EM would extend the expiration of the half-cent tax to March 31, 2029. The tax was first approved by voters in...

    Christopher Yee
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  • Local Elections

    Rosemead, these are your candidates running on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    Rosemead voters will find one local election on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot. Rosemead School District Rosemead voters will determine who takes the single open seat on the board. Two candidates filed paperwork to run for the office: • Frederick Santos Mascorro is a retired operations manager. • Veronica Peña is a site coordinator.

    Hayley Munguia
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  • Municipal elections

    Here’s who’s running for South El Monte City Council and El Monte Union High school board

    South El Monte voters will get a say in two local elections on the Nov. 7, 2017, ballot. They are: South El Monte City Council With neither of two incumbents running for re-election, five people are running for South El Monte City Council. Registered candidates for these two full-term seats include: • Former mayoral and City Council candidate Manuel Acosta • Former councilman Willhans Ili • Former...

    Christopher Yee
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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

    Glendora voters: Here’s what will be on your Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    Glendora voters will find a local election on their Nov. 7, 2017 ballot. Initially, election officials anticipated the race for a seat on the Glendora Unified School District school board to appear on the ballot. That election, however, was canceled when just three candidates jumped in for three open seats. Here’s what will be on...

    Hayley Munguia
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  • 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...

    From staff and wire reports|

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