Winds damage memorial to the Tongva Indians

Street and power crews are removing trees, branches and utility poles broken or uprooted by Thursday’s storm.

Many schools are staying closed a second day.

In places like the San Gabriel Valley, where winds blew the hardest, the damage is still being tallied.

San Gabriel Mission Cemetery spokesman Chuck Lyons told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune (http://bit.ly/t5hQ3r) that a 70-foot eucalyptus tree snapped and fell into a large crucifix memorial to the Tongva Indians and Claretian priests. He says a life-size image of Jesus nailed to the huge wooden cross had been there since 1935.

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