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Sewer district work proceeding

Ninety-five percent of work within sewer district No. 3 is expected to be completed by the end of this month, with the remaining work to be finished in February and contractors are working Saturdays to make up for weather delays, according to city staff.

The City Council’s subcommittee on sewers met Jan. 3 to discuss alternatives for the proposed district No. 5, which could end up split again into districts 4 and 5. District No. 4 would be the area between Berkshire Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, and district No. 5 would be the area south of Berkshire Avenue. The committee asked a consultant to come back with cost estimates and physical practicality for a few possibilities, including installing gravity flow sewers in district no. 4 and low-pressure system in the other portion. The consultant is expected to bring back proposals today (Thursday) and city staff will present options to the City Council at its Feb. 4 meeting. Residents with complaints regarding the contractors or property damage related to sewer hookups in district No. 3 should contact the city’s public works department at (818) 790-8882.

La Tuna murder case ongoing

The Los Angeles Police Department has not yet released the name of the woman whose body was discovered Jan. 9 in La Tuna Canyon. The body was first discovered at 1:30 a.m. by teens driving home from a club in Sunland. According to a department spokeswoman, the victim, a 24-year-old Hispanic woman, sustained a gunshot wound to the back of her head. The investigation seems to support the theory that she was shot at the location, said Sgt. Derek Brown of the LAPD Foothill Division.

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