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818 Roundup: Glendale brush fire; New stop sign for St. Finbar; Cell tower plan nixed in La Crescenta

February 17, 2014
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15, 2014: Workers drill holes into the cement as they are rebuilding the pavement on the 405 Freeway, just south of the Ventura Blvd. off ramp in Los Angeles, CA February 15, 2014. The sloop across the freeway is being changed here. Three of five northbound lanes on the 405 freeway will be closed during the day throughout President's Day weekend to allow for road improvements.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15, 2014: Workers drill holes… (Francine Orr / Los…)

Good morning readers. Today's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 73 and a low of 46. As you prepare yourself for the week, or bask in the fact you have the day off (lucky you!), check out these headlines from around our area: 

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  • AT&T has withdrawn a proposal to place a cell phone tower in La Crescenta after several concerned residents complained that it would be an eyesore and reduce property values. Glendale News-Press

  • The monster-evoking “Jamzilla” lane closures on the northbound 405 Freeway this weekend appear to have appropriately scared off motorists, officials said, who nonetheless warned of a longer commute Monday. The freeway is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. Los Angeles Times

  • A woman was found dead from gunshot wounds in a Pasadena home Sunday morning, police said. Officers responded about 8:50 a.m. to a residence in the 1500 block of N. Raymond Avenue after reports of possible gunfire in the area, said Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson. Los Angeles Times
  • -- Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com 

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