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FBI searching for female bank robber; San Marino lifts ban on backyard chickens; new statewide public transit map

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Authorities looking for female involved in two bank robberies (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)The FBI and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department are searching for a woman who attempted to rob a Wells Fargo in Baldwin Park Thursday morning. Authorities believe she successfully robbed a bank in Temple City one hour later. She is described as a black female, 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and 200 pounds. She was wearing a high school jacket with the letter "H" on it, a black shirt, and jeans.

San Marino welcomes backyard chickens (Pasadena Sun)San Marino City Council lifted a ban on backyard chickens in a 4-1 vote on Wednesday. Residents can now obtain a city-issued "chicken permit" and house up to three birds in coops. Roosters are prohibited. The opposing vote came from a councilman who believed that living near chickens could disturb homeowners and change the ambiance of the community.

Public transit from San Diego to Sacramento (Eastsider)A new and free California transit map shows car-free travel routes throughout the state. The map features rail lines, buses, and ferry connections, starting in San Diego and up to Sacramento and beyond.

Monterey Park takes utility bills online (EGP News)Monterey Park residents can now pay their utility bills online 24/7 with a debit card, credit card, or electronic check. Users who pay online will be charged a $3.25 convenience fee. Residents can also call (626) 307-1342 to pay by phone.

Our news roundup includes stories from Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Pasadena, El Sereno, San Marino, Rosemead, and Temple City.

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