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Heat Wave to Scorch Southland

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 8:23 am

A heat wave will scorch the area beginning Saturday and bring triple digit numbers into the region. According to a National Weather Service statement, Saturday and Sunday will be the heat wave’s hottest days in Pasadena when temperatures reach 98 and 99 degree... More »

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Hospitals Told to Prepare for Surge in COVID-19 Patients

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 9:03 am

As Coronavirus cases continue to surge across the nation, including more than 4,000 new cases in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, hospitals have seen an increase in patients. Although so far the death rate has remained flat, some experts an increased death rate ... More »

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L.A. County Pushes Sheriff for Transparency on Deputy Shootings

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 6:55 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved multiple motions designed to push Sheriff Alex Villanueva to be more transparent and to cooperate with the Office of Inspector General in investigating fatal shootings by sheriff’s deputies. The boar... More »

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Pasadena Public Libraries Expand Curbside Pickup Service

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 5:07 pm

Pasadena Public Library opened for curbside pickup May 12th and now, due to demand have expanded curbside pickup service hours at Central Library. The Library now offers curbside pickup service Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ... More »

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LA County Sees Largest Number of New COVID-19 Cases Yet at 4,015

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 3:04 pm

[UPDATED] Health officials in Los Angeles County announced the largest-ever single-day increase in new detected infections on Tuesday, blaming the spike, in part, on a backlog of test results. The L.A. County Department of Public Health reported 4,015 newly-de... More »

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County Approves Local “Big Dig” Settlement

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 1:11 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement between L.A. County, the Arroyo Seco Foundation and the Audubon Society in the Devil’s Gate sediment removal project. “This settlement agreement is the result of many years of hard work on the p... More »