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Sierra Madre names first openly gay mayor

May 3, 2010 | 10:52 am

San Gabriel Valley's first openly gay mayor: Joe Mosca is the new mayor of Sierra Madre, and the Pasadena Star-News is reporting he is the first openly gay mayor in the San Gabriel Valley:

Mosca, a 37-year-old attorney for Southern California Gas Co., was appointed mayor Tuesday night by his colleagues amidst rousing applause from community members. Besides Mosca, there are currently three other openly gay mayors in Los Angeles County.

LAFD on Flickr: The Los Angeles Fire Department rescued a woman from a flood-control channel this weekend and then posted photos of the event on Flickr (via LAist). Apparently, the Fire Department has been on the photo-sharing site for some time, because it has more than 5,400 uploads.

O.C. garment workers underpaid: Twenty-seven employees of an Orange County garment factory were not paid overtime or minimum wage, California Apparel News is reporting (via O.C. Register):

After an investigation by federal officials, an Orange County garment factory that makes women's clothing for retail chains such as Forever 21 and Ross Dress for Less was cited for not paying minimum wage or overtime to its more than 27 employees.

Here's your YouTube video of the day, a time-lapse clip of the Los Angeles Marathon through Silver Lake:

-- Anthony Pesce

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