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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A low-pressure system is expected to bring cooler temperatures, breezy conditions and some rain to Southern California on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Light showers are expected across the region by Wednesday morning.  The San Gabriel Mountains could receive up to a half-inch of rain, according to the Weather Service. Most areas, however, will receive less than a tenth of an inch of rain. The system will result in unseasonably cold weather that could drop snow levels to between 5,000 and 6,000 feet.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 | By Gale Holland
Benny Perea, a veteran of two wars, found himself at age 78 sleeping on a mattress behind a liquor store and hanging out in homeless encampments along the San Gabriel River. He once owned a home in Baldwin Park and worked as a plumber for the Chevron refinery. But he struggled with addiction and saw his marriage fail. "It's going to happen to everybody all over the world, when you wake up one day and you have nobody but yourself," Perea said. Despite entreaties from advocates for the homeless, Perea had resisted moving to an apartment.
NEWS
September 24, 2013 | By Jonathan Gold
There are many reasons to visit Colonia Taco Lounge out in La Puente. There is a nice selection of beers on tap for the eastern part of the county, including Cucapa from Mexicali and the elusive 90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head. The chile-zapped micheladas are good, and the capirinhas are made as carefully as the margaritas. The owner is Eastside taco master Ricardo Diaz, whom you may know from Cooks Tortas, Guisados or his Whittier restaurant Bizarra Capital. As you might expect, the tacos of braised lamb barbacoa ; stewed pork belly with jalapeno oil; seared queso fresco with bacon; spicy scrambled eggs with herbs; and carnitas with pumpkin are considerable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
Authorities believe that they have ended the mystery of who threatened to shoot an AK-47 assault rifle at schools and a hospital in the San Gabriel Valley. Gerardo Cortez, 26, was arrested Tuesday afternoon as he was leaving his Monrovia home, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said. He was booked on five felony counts of making criminal threats and five counts of falsely reporting an emergency, the officials said. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19. At a news conference Tuesday evening, Sheriff's Department Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making phone threats last week against several schools and a hospital in the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said Tuesday evening. Gerardo Cortez, 26, was taken into custody around 4 p.m Tuesday as he was leaving his Monrovia home, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  Authorities were searching Cortez's home Tuesday evening as his arrest was being announced at a news conference at the Sheriff's Department's  headquarters in Monterey Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock. The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases reported in the region. Last month, positive tests were confirmed in samples taken from mosquitoes in the city of Arcadia and from three chicken flocks in Arcadia, Irwindale and Monterey Park, according to the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout junior guard Marcus Lovett Jr. has begun classes at San Gabriel Academy, his father, Marcus Sr., confirmed on Thursday. Lovett, who played last season at Burbank Providence, was supposed to attend Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove, but his father said San Gabriel Academy was closer to where the family lives. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
September 11, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
President Obama faced a tall order in addressing the nation about Syria on Tuesday: to convince war-weary Americans that taking military action against Syria for using chemical weapons is not only the right thing to do, but also in our country's interest. Before Tuesday's speech , his administration's efforts to win over Americans hadn't been working. Polls have shown that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to getting the country involved in the Syrian civil war, and the opinion of our readers has been similarly weighted against Obama.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Southern California residents in the mountains and inland valleys are in for a miserable day of wet, muggy weather, and conditions aren't expected to improve much for the Labor Day weekend. “It's going to feel warm, there's no getting around it,” said Carol Smith, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. “Right when we were thinking summer was over.” Forecasters expect the humidity to gradually decrease over the weekend, but temperatures will remain in the 90s. “The relief we'll get is from the drier air and hopefully cooler nights,” Smith said.
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