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Top 5 SGV-Area Stories: School Lockdown, Burglaries, Councilman Resigns, Furlong's Arrest, Politics

Here's a recap of the Top 5 SGV Patch stories from Jan. 13-19.

If you missed a few days of Patch coverage this week, here's another recap of five stories that led SGV-area Patch sites:

  • Sandburg Middle School in Glendora was put on lockdown earlier this week after a suspicious package was found in the school's bike rack area. Following a police and bomb squad investigation, it was found that the package was nothing more than a model rocket fuel pack.
  • Five residential burglaries happened in Altadena on Wednesday. This comes after earlier posts regarding both home burglaries and possible prowler sightings in the area. A resident shared her story of her husband's encounter with two suspicious individuals in the vicinity of Poppyfields Drive and Marengo Avenue.
  • Clarence Shaw resigned from his Monrovia City Council seat in a Thursday night e-mail to the city. The sudden resignation led another councilman, Tom Adams, to question the intentions of Shaw's run for re-election. Shaw, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, has been deployed in Washington state since July 2011.
  • Remember the kid who played John Connor, would-be savior of mankind, in "Terminator 2"? He was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of domestic battery. The now 35-year-old Edward Furlong was born in Glendale and apparently attended school in Altadena and South Pasadena.
  • on transportation projects to 55 percent. Our post led some readers to engage in a discussion of their own.

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