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Rescue Mission rehab resident to mark sobriety with Rose Parade wagon ride

It took Robert Brandt a half-century of falling off the wagon to drink himself from an ocean view in Playa del Rey to the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

Now the clear-eyed rehab resident will climb aboard a recreated Gospel Wagon on Monday during the mission’s first appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

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Woman dies in two-car Santa Clarita crash

A woman died after a traffic collision Thursday morning in Santa Clarita, authorities said.

The incident occurred at 8:39 a.m. at the intersection of Kelly Johnson Parkway and West Rye Canyon Road in the Valencia neighborhood, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Michael Wright.

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New California laws bump up minimum wage, further restrict phone use in cars and more

SACRAMENTO >> A higher minimum wage, a ban on using “Redskins" as the name of a school team or mascot, and new restrictions on assault weapons and cellphone use in vehicles are among the latest California laws taking effect with the new year.

Here’s a capsule look at the highlights of legislation signed by the governor:

MINIMUM WAGE

California’s minimum wage will increase from $10 an hour to $10.

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Cables Restaurant in Woodland Hills set to serve final order

WOODLAND HILLS>> Cables Restaurant in Woodland Hills, a popular Ventura Boulevard dining spot for more than four decades is closing on Saturday, the latest tenant to leave a shopping center that is slated for renovation.

Employees have been spreading the word to loyal customers for a while rather than putting up a

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Debbie Reynolds’ lasting impact shines bright in Southern California

Before she became the actress, dancer and singer who went on to earn two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Debbie Reynolds rode her bike from Burbank to North Hollywood’s El Portal Theatre when she was 8 years old.

“She got her movie start here, by watching the movies," said Pegge Forrest, El Portal’s co-manager.

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Renting in LA County, Inland Empire is getting more expensive at a fast rate

Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire posted some of the nation’s steepest rent increases during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to figures released this week.

Axiometrics, a research firm that tracks apartment development and rental trends, showed that L.

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What’s closed on New Year’s Day, observed Jan. 2, in the Los Angeles area

Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed.

Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Also, Burbank Public Libraries close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 and libraries that are open on Sundays are closed Jan. 1. Los Angeles Public and Los Angeles County Public libraries close at 5 p.

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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 6, 2017

Hanukkah Sing-Along Shabbat service at Temple Kol Tikvah: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. www.koltikvah.org

World Peace Meditation: 4 a.m. Dec. 31. Spiritworks – Center for Spiritual Living, 200 N. Pass Ave., Burbank. 818-848-4158.

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