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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra wins 3rd Straight Game

Alhambra High School, winners of three straight, plays South El Monte Friday night at Moor Field in what will be the final nonleague football game of the season for both teams. Kickoff is at 7.

The Moors (3-1) defeated South Pasadena, 43-14, last Friday as quarterback Darrian Cazarin threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way. The junior did most of the damage in the first half, completing 13 of 20 passes for 341 yards. His three TD passes, including a 40-yard play to Ryan Beatty, keyed the Moors’ 29-0 halftime lead.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" School Board Interviews Candidate

Alhambra Unified School Board will interview candidates seeking to be appointed to fill an existing vacancy on the school board. The interviews will take place at the regular meeting on Oct. 29.

Appointment is expected to follow with installation scheduled at the regular board meeting on December 9. The board vacancy occurred when one incumbent did not qualify for the ballot.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra Moors Win!

Alhambra High School will be looking to win its third football game in a row Friday, when the Moors travel to South Pasadena. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Since losing its season opener to Glendale, 44-28, the Moors (2-1) have scored victories over Temple City (14-10) and La Canada (21-17). South Pasadena, on the other hand, fell to 1-2 last Friday after falling to Glendale, 48-7. The Tigers have a victory over Hoover (29-14) and were also beaten by San Gabriel (54-14).

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Bicyclists Hope To Make Roads Safer

ALHAMBRA - With May being proclaimed "National Bicycling Month," the West San Gabriel Valley Bicycle Coalition is doing its best to make the area more bicycle friendly.

Vincent Chang, an Alhambra-based immigration attorney and member of the group, said the coalition is trying to get more in the valley to ride their bikes and to get local governments more responsive to their concerns.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" School Bond Measure MM

The Board of Education of the Alhambra Unified School District approved to place Measure MM, a general obligation bond on the November 4, 2008 ballot in the amount of $50 million. Funds generated through Measure MM will be used for facility improvements at the elementary schools and adult education facilities of the Alhambra Unified School District.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Grand Opening for New Library

After nearly two years of construction, Alhambra will hold the Grand Opening of its new Civic Center Library on Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m. the library’s location is 101 S. First St., Alhambra.

The Gala Grand Opening event will include speeches, traditional ribbon cutting & dedication, refreshments and opportunity to finally explore Alhambra’s newest center of learning and discovery.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Y Pancake Breakfast Saturday for Youth Camping

The YMCA of the West San Gabriel Valley is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday May 1st from 7a.m. to11:00 a,m.

The fee for the breakfast is $5.00, children 3 and under free. The breakfast is located at the YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley located at Chapel and  Mission in Alhambra. (401 East Corto).

There will also be a Basset Hound Dog show, sign-ups for YMCA day camp, summer camp and family camp and information about the other YMCA programs will be available.. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund for YMCA Camp Ta Ta Pochon.

��For over 60 plus years we have been hosting this breakfast to help send children of financial need to Camp Ta Ta Pochon which is located in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino National Forest.

Camp Ta Ta Pochon was started 87 years ago due to a fundraiser that the Alhambra Kiwanis held. It was a vaudeville show that raised $600.00. That was the seed money that assisted the Alhambra YMCA to open the camp. Today it is one of the few camps that still operate under the same original owner.

Today as in 1923 the YMCAstill teaches the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring in a fun and safe environment. The YMCA has activities such as swimming, canoeing, target sports, a climbing.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Matadors Win Back Respect

San Gabriel quarterback Isaac Valdes breaks for a short gain.

San Gabriel High Matadors football team won back some of the championship respect when they defeated South Pasadena 54-14 last Thursday.

The week before the Matadors were overwhelmed by the Cathedral High Phantoms. Highlights of the game included two touchdowns which were called back, one by quarterback Isaac Valdez and another 52-yard touchdown scamper by Arthur Brown.

Marcos Villa lobos scored three touchdowns on pass plays, one on them on an interception. In other local high school football action last Friday, the Alhambra lost big to Glendale, 44-28 and Mark Keppel was defeated, 42-12 by Workman High School
Scores by Amanda Li and Mario Villegas.


class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Pvt. Juanita Pinedo Graduates

Army Pvt. Juanita Pinedo has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Pinedo is the daughter of Maria Duran of Whitmore St., Rosemead, Calif. In 2007, the private graduated from San Gabriel High School, Alhambra, Calif.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" New City Library in Alhambra

When Alhambra dedicates its new Library on September 27, the city will also be celebrating its completion of the civic center on First Street, just south of Main Street. The celebration will commence at 10 a.m. with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting featuring Mayor Barbara Messina and City Librarian Carmen Hernandez. The new 45,000 square feet library replaces the older public library at 410 West Main Street. That site will become part of a redevelopment project that will continue the modernization of the area.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Rain Causes Alhambra to Reschedule Chinese New Year Festival to Feb. 13

Due to the rainy weather conditions Alhambra has been forced to postpone the Chinese New Year festival scheduled this week. The street festival is now scheduled for next Saturday, February 13. In an Email to the press, Pinki Chen of K&K Communications said the festival was rescheduled based on rain forecasts for this weekend.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra Unified Schools - Construction Projects Move Ahead

KeithMatsuoRGBWebVersAnyone spending time around Alhambra schools these days can see the campuses changing.
Construction and modernization is taking place throughout the district, and while some projects are smaller, and others are more dramatic, the physical landscapes of the District’s schools are being updated and expanded to fit the demands of this generation of students and many more after them.

“Public works construction, specifically in education, is very unique. It’s not something like the houses we’re seeing in this state, and even the country, that are built and vacant. In a school, buildings aren’t sitting around, they’re used immediately., “explained District Director of Construction, Keith Matsuo (pictured at left).

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" School Board - Elected or Appointed?

Adele Andrade-StadlerALHAMBRA SCHOOL BOARD: Although there are three positions up for election for the Alhambra Unified School District Board, none will appear on the Nov. 4th General Election Ballot.

The Alhambra City Council recently appointed two incumbent school board members because they had no opponents. The lucky incumbents are Jane Anderson and Pat Rodriguez-Macintosh.

Not as lucky was a third incumbent, Adele Andrade-Stadler, from the First Nominating District (Alhambra). She did not have enough nomination signatures (75) and did not qualify for the ballot.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Platt College Offers Courses Leading to Bachelors

Located in Alhambra near downtown Los Angeles, and in Ontario, the heart of the Inland Empire, Platt College offers accelerated Associate and Bachelor degree programs in high-demand professions such as Graphic Design, Legal Services, and Medical Careers. The College’s two campuses have flexible morning and evening schedules designed for full-time students and working adults seeking a competitive edge in today’s challenging job market.


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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Marisa Castro-Salvatti Heads Alhambra Chamber

Marissa Castro-SalvattMarisa Castro-Salvattii was installed last week as president of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. She is a public affairs manager for Southern California Edison.
- Photo by Margie Ramirez.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" New Officers to Lead Rotarians

Monterey Park, CA— July 23, 2009 - The Monterey Park Rotary will demote president Enrique “Henry” Diaz, retired Monterey Park Postmaster, and install Dr. Jonathan Tam as the new president at a dinner Friday evening, July 31at 7:00 P.M. at the Monterey Hill Steakhouse, 3700 W. Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra Chamber Installs Officers

Marissa Castro Salvatti of Southern California Edison will be installed as the new president of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Waler Tang, who served as president the past year.

Installation dinner will held Friday, July 24, at the Almansor Court Restaurant.

Other new officers are Paul Yao, secretary/Treasurer; Walter Tang, immediate past president; and executive committee members Victoria Wilson, Stephen Chan, Joe Pavon, Nickie Chan, John Chappell, Frank Chen, Yvonne Chiong, Dana Cop, Valarie Gomez, Laura Greenberg, Carmelita Haltom, Iris Lai, Mark Paulson, Tony Sawaya, Helen Romero-Shaw, Dr. David Snyder, David Wong and David Yamauchi.
The dinner will also honor past officers and members of the executive committee.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" School Board Filing Opens

It’s not too early for Alhambra residents to start thinking about the city’s General Municipal Election to take place Tuesday, Nov. 4. Some candidates, particularly incumbents are already starting their campaigning, especially the fundraising. Council and School District positions to be filled are: Councilperson, Third District; Councilperson Fourth District; Board of Education member, First District; Board of Education member, Second District; Board of Education member, third District.

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