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Superintendent works to preserve historic Mt. Wilson Observatory

Mt. Wilson's Dave Jurasevich

Dave Jurasevich spent 19 days at the Mt. Wilson Observatory during the Station fire, assisting firefighters around the 40-acre property because he wanted to help protect the historic buildings.

Now, Jurasevich, the observatory’s superintendent, speaks to community groups about his experiences during the fire and asks for donations to help repair the damaged grounds and improve fire protection.

The nonprofit observatory receives most of its funding through private sources, grants and a few site fees. Those interested in making donations can do so at www.mtwilson.edu/fire.php.

Read the complete story on Jurasevich's efforts to save the observatory.

-- Baxter Holmes

Photo: Dave Jurasevich, superintendent of the Mt. Wilson Observatory, stayed at the site with co-workers and colleagues while the Station fire grew closer to the hilltop property. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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Mid-city crime: the officers took the woman who filed an abuse complaint BACK TO THE ABUSER, while they STAYED IN THEIR car filling out a report-- and sent her to her death.

Will the LAPD hold these cops to account?

Don't hold your breath.

Cops are always found to be acting "within policy".

Let's see where the new Chief goes with this.


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