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Headlines: Pasadena Will Ban Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Starting April 28

11:01 AM PST on March 3, 2023

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—Pasadena: Beginning April 28, 2023, gas-powered leaf blowers will be BANNED in Pasadena. Electric-powered leaf blowers may only be used Mon. - Fri., b/w 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. It remains unlawful for leaf blowers to be operated on Sundays and holidays. [City of Pasadena]

—San Bernardino Mountains: Both supermarkets, Jensen's in Lake Arrowhead and Goodwin & Sons in Crestline are closed due to issues with their respective roofs after the recent record-breaking snowfall in the San Bernardino Mountains. At Goodwin & Son's, the roof completely caved in. Both are expected to be closed for months, leaving Stater Bros. as the only supermarket available to residents in the lower San Bernardino mountain communities.

Whittier: A new concept called Mirano's Tacos is debuting this Saturday in Whittier, promising "culinary street art" from chef Stephen Trujillo, including an avant-garde play on Choco Tacos with burnt tortilla and Mexican chocolate. $25-$75 tickets are available. [MIRA Holdings]

Torrance: L.A. preservationists want to save Torrance's recently shuttered Alpine Village from "demolition by neglect." [Esotouric]

California is extending the state tax filing and payment due dates to Oct. 16 for Californians impacted by this winter's storms, aligning with the IRS, which previously extended the federal tax filing deadline to Oct. 16 for the same reason. [City News Service]

Culver City: Police sought the public's help today to find a 74-year-old woman with dementia who went missing. Police released a photo of Margarita Sanchez, who was last seen near Perry Drive wearing blue jeans and a white-and-blue sweatshirt. Anyone knowing her whereabouts was urged to call the Culver City Police Department's watch commander at 310-253-6202. [CNS]

—Hip-hop heads rejoice! De La Soul's entire catalog is now available on streaming services, with the group retaining control of the rights to their masters. This includes the group's loooooong unavailable debut album, the Prince Paul-produced "Three Feet High and Rising," which was released 34 years ago today before facing suppression over its wide range of uncleared samples. [Vulture]

—According to a new nationwide survey by HomeBay, if money wasn't an issue, 1 in 5 people in the United States surveyed would like to live in Los Angeles. The survey also found that 75% of respondents had some regrets about moving out of the state. [KTLA]

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