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East Los Angeles Man Killed By A Fallen Tree

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A man died this morning in East Los Angeles when a tree on his neighbor's property fell on him. The man had just said "hi" to his neighbor when the tree came crashing down on him. It is not clear what caused the tree to fall, though one might suspect it was a residual effect of the Santa Ana winds that have hit L.A. in the past week.

Family members identified the man as Tony Calderon, 49, and told KTLA that he was also the father to a seven-year-old boy. The tree fell around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Gage Ave. and Dozier St. and took down some power lines with it. The outage is affecting 35 customers and Southern California Edison is expected to have it restored by 8:30 p.m. tonight

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