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March 16, 1995

ALHAMBRA, MONTEREY PARK: The Alhambra and Monterey Park fire departments have agreed to provide automatic mutual-aid response for both firefighting and emergency paramedics services. The plan is designed to provide fast response to residents near the border of each city. It allows fire and paramedic units from either community to cross city lines to respond to calls if they are in the vicinity.

ALTADENA: County planners have given approval for an Altadena delicatessen owner to open an upscale restaurant after a Town Council endorsement helped allay the county's fear about lack of parking. Restaurateur Deborah Rainey is planning to turn a real estate office at the corner of Lake Avenue and Altadena Drive into an eatery.

ARCADIA: In an effort to save money, the City Council has tightened the policy for council members' lodging while traveling on city business. Council members attending an event or conference within 50 miles of the city will not be able to stay at a hotel unless specifically authorized by a council vote.

CLAREMONT: The city submitted a letter to Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi, requesting that he turn over the investigation of the Orange County Treasurer's Office to state Atty. Gen. Daniel E. Lungren. The city, which had more than $5 million invested in the fund, contends that Capizzi, whose office is funded by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, faces an apparent conflict of interest in investigating Orange County officials.

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE: Council members will cut the ribbon today on a free city shuttle bus service for residents shopping on Foothill Boulevard. The service, which will run from Ocean View Boulevard in the west to Oak Grove Drive in the east, will begin Monday. Stops beyond the shopping areas will include La Canada High School, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and St. Francis High School.

MONROVIA: The City Council is considering a historic preservation ordinance. The ordinance, to be discussed Tuesday, will be voluntary for city homeowners, but it would allow those with homes determined to be historic to get a reduction in building fees or a break on property taxes from the state for agreeing not to change their structures.

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