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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Rosemead HS Blood Drive Will Save Many Lives

  Rosemead – Rosemead High School American Red Cross Club blood drive on Oct. 13, 2017, got 81 pints of blood donated from students and staff and a few people from the local community, which equates to about 200 lives being saved, said the club Advisor Amanda Gendron.

  Rosemead High School annually gets the most blood donated from local high schools in the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys, according to American Red Cross. This was the first of three blood drives planned this school year with the other two blood drives later in the school year usually with each drive getting between 95-110 donors, said Gendron.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Donut Shops Still Rule

While tourists and westsiders come to Monterey Park for Dim Sum, thousands of local folks trek to three local doughnut shops that provide a huge variety of freshly made round, square and long confection for breakfast, business meetings, or just to satisfy a yearning.

That happens everyday, not just on National Doughnut Day -- today, June 5, 2015.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" ELAC Students Get A Break: More Classes Due

  • Topic: Education
  • By Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou

By Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou

ELACFRONTNovRGBMONTEREY PARK – East Los Angeles College students, already faced with a meager selection of courses, got a reprieve from $7.5 million in planned cuts to classes and services after voters on Nov. 6 approved a temporary tax measure that would mostly fund elementary, secondary and higher education.


At Left, main entrance to East L.A. College. - Photo by Margie Ramirez


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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" NEWS BRIEFS: Guess What? Today is Election Day

It's Election Day in West San Gabriel Valley. Check out your election booklet and you'll see that Lydia A. Gutierrez, a teacher, and Scott Svonkin, a San Gabriel area School Board member, are in a run-off for the L.A. Community College District Board. The district includes parts of Monterey Park, Alhambra Rosemead, Montebello and East Los Angeles.Vote_Image_copy

You can make your choice for the candidate to fill the well-paying post by voting between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The Community College race is run by the City of L.A. Election Department. For election information call them at (213) 978-0444 or (888) 873-1000 or go to

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Hillcrest Gets Gold at Science Olympiad


Students in the pictures at top left and above are:  Alyssa Bao, Kenny Chang, Cole Kim, Vinson Hong, Jazmine Portinga, Timothy Klepzig, Derrick Wong, Celeste Nguyen, Alina Shahin, George Shahin, Julian Artiles, Jeff Wang, and Genevieve Tang.  (Bailey Huynh was missing in the picture.)
Hillcrest Elementary School won a gold medal and had the highest score they have earned in the last seven years in the Science Olympiad competition that took place at Occidental College on February 25, 2012. 
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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Schools 24-7?

Have you passed by local schools lately on your homeward journey from work?   The old mind set that schools operate from 8 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon has drastically changed, and for several important reasons, many schools now operate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or later. 
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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Educhat #3: Are they Testing Our Patience?

AYP, API, CELDT, STAR, diagnostic, achievement - the list seems endless!  What list?  The lexicon of testing terms that are used to evaluate students, schools and teachers in California.  How can a parent pick through these terms in order to get an accurate picture of the quality of the educational program of a particular school?  Can a parent even trust the scores from these tests?  Remember that Crescendo Schools, a private operator of charter schools in Los Angeles actually used state test questions to prepare their students for the exam so their results would be higher.


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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Nov. 8, 2011 Local Election Results

Incumbents in the Garvey School Board were re-elected in Tuesday, Nov. 8 balloting that traditionally had a low vote turnout. Balloting was also conducted in San Gabriel and Rosemead.

The figures below were reported as preliminary results with 100% of precincts reporting.

Two offices

Candidate Votes %
Henry Lo 839 34.48
Janet Chin 643 26.43
Jason Otis 580 23.84
John Nunez 371 15,25

Two offices

Candidate Votes %
Ron Esquivel 641 41.22
Randall Cantrell 500 32.15
Qui D. Nguyen 414 26.62

Two offices

Candidate Votes %
Andrew Ammon 1,472 -- 49
John Eccleston 839 -- 27.93
Carolyn Richie 693 -- 23.07

Two Offices

Candidate Votes %

Christina Cortez 1,812 --  26.43
Jack Hadjinian 1,379 -- 20.12
Flavio Gallarzo 1,303 -- 19.01
Larry Salazar 1,1007 -- 14.69
Alberto Perez 794 -- 11.78
Lucy Cortez 303 -- 4.42
E. Gonzales 257 -- 3.75

One office
Daniel Hernandez 1,439  --  43.93
E, R, Valenzuela 941 -- 28.72
Robert "Bob" Tapia 896 --  27.35

One office

Sheraly Khwaja 1,746 -- 56.02
Yvonne Watson 1,371 -- 43.98




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