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March 10, 1994

ALHAMBRA: City officials are searching for a new fire chief to replace Raymond Brooks, who will head the San Jose Fire Department. He was Alhambra's chief for three years.

ARCADIA: The City Council approved a 50,000-square-foot Albertson's Market plus a restaurant and apartment building for a site in the 200 and 300 blocks of East Live Oak Avenue.

AZUSA: The City Council authorized a contract to provide street sweeping services to the city of Sierra Madre for $28,845 a year.

DIAMOND BAR: A citizens' group has failed to gather the required number of voters' signatures to recall council members Gary G. Miller and Phyllis Papen, said City Clerk Linda Burgess. The recall committee needed 5,394 signatures, 20% of the registered voters, but managed only 5,330 for Miller and 5,314 for Papen.

EL MONTE: The City Council agreed to make $225,000 in street improvements around a Mountain View School District's Alfred S. Madrid Middle school on Gilman Road. The agreement resolves an 8-year-old dispute.

HACIENDA HEIGHTS: The Hacienda Heights Home Improvement Assn. is considering becoming a municipal advisory council to county supervisors. The council would be elected by all residents in the unincorporated area.

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE: The City Council has voted to give $25,000 to the Crescenta-Canada YMCA, $5,000 to Descanso Gardens and $5,000 to the La Canada High School band. The city will use the money saved from not having municipal elections this year. All three incumbents went unchallenged.

MONROVIA: The City Council has entered into a development agreement to build a Smith's Food & Drug supermarket at 139 W. Huntington Drive.

PASADENA: The City Council will change its meetings to Mondays at 5:30 p.m. beginning April 4. The council now meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, but some council members had difficulty attending because of work obligations.

SAN DIMAS: The City Council has created the San Dimas Library Action Committee to examine how the city's county-run library can be kept open more then three days a week. The committee will consist of city officials, school district officials and business leaders.

SIERRA MADRE: Independent auditors told the City Council that the new city administration under Sean Joyce, interim city administrator, had corrected many of Sierra Madre's financial problems. But auditors Edwards, Eichel & Beranek warned that the city-owned water company must seek new revenue sources, which could mean higher bills for residents.

SOUTH PASADENA: The City Council voted unanimously to place a library tax on the June 7 ballot. The tax, which needs two-thirds approval to pass, would raise $219,480 a year and cost homeowners from $24 to $48 each year depending on the size of the property.

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