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SuperValu will close around 60 Stores - Includes 27 Albertsons and 22 Save-A-Lot Locations

Shopping cart in parking lot - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - SuperValu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) announced that they will close around 60 grocery stores that are either underperforming or are non-strategic stores. The closures will include Save-A-Lot stores, Albertson’s stores, ACME stores, and more. The store closures will occur for most locations before December 1, 2012. A few store locations will still to be announced and all stores closures are expected to be completed by February 23, 2013.

SuperValu expects that closing the stores should create $35 million in cash within a year. Over the next 3 years, the company anticipates $80-90 million more in cash (pre-tax). The sale of the company’s assets is expected to be around $10 million for their fiscal 2013 year.

Angeles National Forest Wildfire burns 4,000 Acres near San Gabriel Valley

Wildfire - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest started on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at around 5:52 pm. On Labor Day, the fire has burned an estimated 4,000 acres, according to the Angeles National Forest - U.S. Forest Service. The Williams Fire is currently only 5 percent contained and it is traveling north towards the Sheep Mountain Wilderness area.

The Camp Williams structures are threatened from this wildfire. Evacuations have been announced for the entire San Gabriel Canyon, which includes recreation along Highway 39, Crystal Lake, East and West Fork, OHV Area, Camp Williams, Camp Follows, and Oaks picnic area. A holiday weekend such as Labor Day can bring around 10,000 to 12,000 visitors to the San Gabriel Mountains. Due to the wildfire, San Gabriel Canyon will be closed on Labor Day.

CalTrans to begin Road Construction on SR38 starting on September 5

Road Construction - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Caltrans announced that a new road maintenance project for SR 38 near Big Bear Damn will start on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. They are warning travelers to expect delays or plan different routes to avoid the road construction.

The $2.9 million project will be completed by Matich Corporation and will have flagging between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The affected area is between Highway 18 to Big Bear Dam.

Completion of the road construction was set tentatively for sometime this fall. The road construction should be completed before the winter ski season begins.

City of Hesperia seeking volunteers for Community Clean Up Day

Dumped tires - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - The City of Hesperia is looking for volunteers to help keep the area clean. The city holds Community Clean Up Days in April and in October. This year the Fall cleanup event will be held on October 20, 2012.

The volunteers team up in groups to disperse throughout various locations in the City to help remove debris and trash. The Community Clean Up Day goes on between 8 am to 11 am. Volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt, gloves, and bags. Volunteers can be organizations, businesses, families, churches, and individuals.

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake shakes near Brawley in Southern California

Earthquake activity map - USGS.gov

(Best Syndication News) - This Sunday, residents in Brawley, California were shaken by a swarm of earthquakes with the largest tremor at a 5.5 magnitude rating. The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the 5.5 magnitude earthquake happened this afternoon at 01:57:58 PM (local to the event).

The nearest city to the epicenter was Brawley, which is 3 miles away. The nearest Mexico city was Tijuana, Baja California, which was 92 miles away. The USGS said the exact location of the epicenter for the 5.5 magnitude earthquake was 33.024°N, 115.549°W. The depth was 5.6 miles.

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