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City of Sierra Madre Reduces CalPERS Pension Obligations
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City of Sierra Madre Reduces CalPERS Pension Obligations

CalPERS pension obligations have increased dramatically for local governments in California in recent years. The rapid growth in unfunded pension liabilities has caused many local governments to increase taxes or slash services which are vital to communities. Sierra Madre has chosen a more responsible path to managing its pension obligations by reducing government spending, while…

California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis
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California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis

Calif. State Public Instruction joins lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its practice of refusing entry for asylum seekers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Friday on the Trump administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum from human rights abuses, violence, and crime. “I am saddened and angered by the treatment…

L.A. County Selects IBM Security Services to Conduct Independent Review of Voter Roster Error
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L.A. County Selects IBM Security Services to Conduct Independent Review of Voter Roster Error

Los Angeles County has engaged information technology leader IBM Security Services to conduct an independent review and evaluation of the systems and procedures used in the production and printing of voter rosters for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election. IBM will work with the County’s Chief Information Officer and Auditor-Controller to determine the root…

LAPD Human Trafficking Taskforce Makes Several Arrests
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LAPD Human Trafficking Taskforce Makes Several Arrests

The Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce, along with deputies from Compton Sheriff’s Station, conducted a human trafficking operation in the city of Compton.  The operation took place in the area of Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Street, Compton, between the hours of 1p.m. and 11p.m.  During the operation, detectives arrested 26 adults and rescued two…

Sierra Madre Blotter: Jan. 15 – Jan. 29
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Sierra Madre Blotter: Jan. 15 – Jan. 29

  Jan. 16 Officers responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic battery in the 100 block of San Gabriel Court. The suspect was moving his property out and began fighting with the victim over property. The suspect threw the property on the ground and then grabbed the victim and threw her on the ground….

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