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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Teen girl’s Canyon Country death puts pedestrian safety in spotlight

After a teenage girl killed in a hit-and-run crash in Canyon Country was identified Wednesday, the issue of pedestrian safety was raised in the Santa Clarita Valley once again.

Desiree Renee Lawson, 15, was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.

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SoCalGas crews seal small methane leak at Aliso Canyon facility

PORTER RANCH >> Southern California Gas Co. crews Wednesday sealed a small methane leak at the Aliso Canyon underground gas storage facility near Porter Ranch.

According to SoCalGas spokesman Chris Gilbride, crews “installed a valve on the 2-inch threaded connection where methane was detected, stopping the slight release of gas.

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Father of sucker-punched teen launches #JordanStrong anti-bullying movement

The father of a 14-year-old boy who was seriously injured in West Hills after he was sucker-punched in the head by another teen has launched a website – and a movement – that aims to combat bullying and random acts of violence while promoting kindness.

Ed Peisner said he launched

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LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to join air quality board

Republicans are expected to lose control of the South Coast Air Quality Management board when an outspoken liberal Democrat is sworn in next week to serve on panel.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl of Santa Monica will serve as Los Angeles County’s representative, replacing conservative Republican Michael Antonovich, who served on the air board since 1988.

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Rain coming but should be gone by the time Rose Parade blooms

A new round of showers is coming this weekend to drought-parched Southern California. But Mother Nature appears to have no intention of raining on Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday.

Two low-pressure systems – one out of the Gulf of Alaska and the other out of Western Canada – will likely bring a couple of waves of rain across the region and some snow to mountain communities this weekend, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

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Why Carrie Fisher won’t get a Hollywood star for at least 5 years

Her Princess Leia character took imaginations to distant galaxies, but any chance of Carrie Fisher being immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is far, far away.

That’s because of a little known tradition set in stone by Hollywood’s late honorary mayor Johnny Grant, who initiated a mourning period for the famous who die without a star.

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New express bus connects North Hollywood to Tournament of Roses Parade

NORTH HOLLYWOOD >> Rose Parade fans from across the San Fernando Valley will be able to ditch their cars in favor of all-day express shuttles to Pasadena on Monday.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority will run its NoHo to Pasadena Express Line 501 every half hour from 6 a.m.

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Parts of 5 Freeway to close from the Valley to Kern County for road work

Holiday travelers should expect nighttime traffic delays on the Golden State Freeway from Pacoima to Frasier Park this week while Caltrans replaces freeway signs.

The California Department of Transportation will close parts of 5 Freeway between the 170 Freeway and the Los Angeles/Kern counties line as part of a $2.

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