San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sarah Yetter, daughter of La Puente, Calif.,  Pastor Eddie Romero, speaks as Shah Afshar, left, and HCF pastor Bob Wilcox listens during a news conference at Hacienda Christian Fellowship church in La Puente on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.  Romero was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside.  Romero crossed into Iran from Turkey Oct. 14 as part of a tourist group. (AP Photo/San Gabriel Valley Tribune,  Leo Jarzomb)

Pastor detained in Iran set to return to US

LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California preacher who was briefly detained after protesting outside an Iranian prison was expected back home Wednesday, his daughter said. Eddie Romero surrendered peacefully to guards at Evin […]


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LA student film nearly turns tragic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a few harrowing seconds, eight officers from a suburban Los Angeles police department had their guns drawn and pointed at a group of college filmmakers shooting a robbery scene at […]


2 lose fingers in S. El Monte high school tug-of-war

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) – Fire officials say a boy and a girl had fingers torn off during a game of tug-of-war at a Los Angeles County high school during homecoming week celebrations.


LA archdiocese to release accused priests' files

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Five years after settling with sex abuse victims, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles says it will release the confidential personnel files of about 200 accused priests. Spokesman Tod Tamberg told the […]


El Monte rehires 14 lifeguards fired over video

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) – Fourteen Southern California lifeguards fired for making a parody video in uniform and at the pool will get their jobs back. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports the El Monte […]



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