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Monday Essentials: MLK Jr. Day, Drought Emergency

Here's what to look forward to this week in Palos Verdes.

Pelicans. Photo credit Julie Faye Sutter. Contributed photo.
Pelicans. Photo credit Julie Faye Sutter. Contributed photo.
Happy Monday! Here are five things Palos Verdes residents should know this week:

  1. Los Angeles County offices, as well as city offices in Palos Verdes, will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Click here for more closures.
  2. The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Hesse Park Community Room.
  3. With Governor Jerry Brown announcing a statewide drought emergency, it’s a good time to check your home water use. The Metropolitan Water District offers extensive tips online.
  4. Recent brush fires around Southern California are making the air in some cities unhealthy to breathe. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the air pollution control agency for Orange County and urban areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, offers a map with current hourly air quality reports.
  5. Today's photo of the day was taken by Julie Faye Sutter and shared on our Facebook page. Want to submit your own photo of the day? Email it to palosverdes@patch.com; text it to 310-467-2723; add it to the Palos Verdes Snapshot open blog; tweet it to @PVPatch; post it on the Palos Verdes Patch Facebook page; or tag it #pvpatch on Instagram.

What else is going on this week that your neighbors should know about? Tell us in the comments.

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