California bullet train picks its path between Burbank and Palmdale



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The California bullet train would cut through Sun Valley, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Agua Dulce, the state rail authority proposed Wednesday as it laid out its plans for the complicated route from Burbank to Palmdale — one of its most controversial and costly segments.  Compared with other alternatives, the route would be the easiest to build and cause the least harm, rail authority officials said, but it is likely to face intense opposition from communities and institutions along the way. Advertisement  The 38-mile route closely follows the 14 Freeway through the San Gabriel Mountains via five separate tunnels, numerous bridges and various sections that would run at-grade.  If the plan is selected by the California High-Speed Rail Authority board, its myriad impacts on the community and environment would be detailed by next year in extensive environmental documents. But it appears that the route could affect homes, businesses, horse ranches, schools, the Angeles National Forest, an airport and a hospital.  The decision was based on an attempt to balance the objectives of building the railroad with its effects on the environment and communities along the route, said Michelle Boehm, the rail authority’s Southern California regional director.  “No route is perfect,” she said in a web address that did not take news media questions. (Los Angeles Times)  The route beat out two other potential paths that would have cut deeper into the national forest and potentially had great effects on water resources as a result of deep tunnels in ancient aquifers. The route following the 14 is the easiest and fastest to build, Boehm added, noting that the geology along the route was better for tunneling.  The selection was not based on cost, though risk and ease of construction was a factor.  One of the biggest challenges of the entire bullet train project is the passage it will have to make over the San Gabriel and Tehachapi mountains, which could cost between $26 billion and $45 billion, according to the rail authority’s 2018 business plan. The preferred route through the San Gabriels includes a 13-mile and a 7-mile tunnel — part of the most ambitious tunneling project in U.S. history.  Because the rail authority lacks funding for the job, it has delayed that part of the project, meaning the state’s largest city will be the last to be connected in the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco system.  The route will probably face stiff opposition in a number of communities along the way, which have demanded over the last two years that the entire passage from Burbank to Palmdale be underground.  Santa Clarita Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean said she was disappointed that the route maps released Wednesday do not provide adequate detail to understand their exact effects on neighborhoods. The route would emerge from its southernmost tunnel at Branford Street near San Fernando Road in Pacoima, a business area north of a high school and a
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BREAKING: Barricaded suspect in Palmdale, CA veterans home latest (FNN)



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A gunman took at least three people hostage at the largest veterans home in the United States on Friday, leading to a lockdown of the sprawling grounds in California, authorities said.

Authorities said they could not immediately say if anyone was injured. Police evacuated the property of the Veterans Home of California after reports of a man with a gun at the facility in the small town of Yountville in Napa Valley, the heart of Northern California wine country.

“We do have an active shooter situation with a hostage situation in Yountville,” California Highway Patrol Officer John Fransen told San Francisco Bay Area news station KTVU-TV.

Recordando A Manuel con Hoguera Nortena, grupo norteno tocando en Littlerock (Palmdale), CA



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Y que les parece si vamos recordando a Don Meño? Recordando a Manuel se llama esto, de los corridos que andan pegando mucho recientemente, con sus amigos de Hoguera Norteña!

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Y claro que estamos listos para amenizar su fiesta o evento con lo mejor de la musica nortena. Por supuesto, tocando en todas las areas de Los Angeles y sus alrededores, incluyendo: Pasadena, Los Angeles, Whittier, Downey, Montclair, Commerce, City of Industry, Huntington Park, Compton, Bell, Bellflower, El Monte, Montebello, Valle de San Fernando, Lancaster, Palmdale, Littlerock, Pomona, Ontario, Norwalk, tambien condados de Orange (como Santa Ana, Buena Park, Anaheim), y Riverside (Moreno Valley, Mira Loma, Perris, Jurupa Valley, Corona, Eastvale, Lake Elsinore, Temecula) y San Bernardino (Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Rialto, Bloomington, Rancho Cucamonga, Phelan, Fontana), y mas! Hoguera Norteña con lo mejor de la musica nortena clasica y tradicional como Tigres del Norte, Ramon Ayala, Invasores de Nuevo Leon, Cadetes de Linares, Cardenales de Nuevo Leon, etc, etc, etc. Tambien cumbias, huapangos, y musica movida para bailar como el estilo de Grupo Control, Tigrillos, etc. Tambien tocamos corridos para los compas que les gustan corridos clasicos y nuevos! A sus ordenes para todo tipo de eventos! Hoguera Nortena.

Bautizo El Bolo throwing money Traditions Dj Palmdale 6619743292



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El Bolo” thrown money at baptism Padrino and Madrina (Godparents) The tradition of throwing. here in U.S. mostly quarters and dimes. The bolo is thrown like rice at weddings if in front of church. the kids go crazy. it means the baptize kid will live in abundance.

el Bolo” cuando el bautizo ha sido celebrado en la iglesia. Esto es algo tradicional y simboliza que el niño vivirá en la abundancia

Sheriff: Gavin Smith’s Remains Found By Hikers In Rural Palmdale



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New information was expected to be released Thursday in the death investigation of missing Fox executive Gavin Smith whose remains were discovered last week. Kara Finnstrom reports.

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