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  • Don't Call Him “Padre” Sheik Qazi Asad has become the LAPD's first Muslim chaplain. The Pakistani-born cleric had previously worked as a Sheriff's Department liaison to the county's Islamic community. L.A. Times

  • Time to Pay Los Angeles County's sales tax jumps half a percent to 9.75 percent on July 1. L.A. Daily News

  • El Monte Thinks Chapter Nine Hit by rising costs and sinking sales-tax income, El Monte's city council will discuss filing for bankruptcy at its Tuesday meeting. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • Dodger Pitcher Nabbed for DUI Ronald Belisario was arrested on suspicion of driving while drunk this past weekend near Pasadena's Old Town. Pasadena Star-News


  • Lincoln Heights Blaze Injuries Seven people, including five children, were injured when a fourplex caught fire early Monday morning in Northeast L.A. Associated Press

  • Solar Panel Overcharges? The Sierra Club is claiming that Southland cities are overcharging for solar-panel permits, ignoring a state mandate to promote sun power. Rolling Hills, San Gabriel and Compton are among the cities charging the most for permits. Long Beach Press-Telegram