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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Strong, Gusty Winds Hit West San Gabriel Valley

Gusty northwest to north winds will blow across portions of southwestern California and West San Gabriel Valley through at least Friday morning, according to a Montebellow Police Department alert. Drivers were advised to use extra caution and to be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds, particularly in the northern mountain area.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" State Honors Four High Schools with 'Gold Ribbons'

SACRAMENTO— Four local schools were among those honored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson when he announced high schools honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.
Local schools listed included Alhambra High School, Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel High School and Temple City High School.
“These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" MP Police to Go After Auto and Pedestrian Violators

Monterey Park has a reputation for errant drivers and wayward pedestrians as well as bicyclists who prefer the safety of sidewalks.  On Monday, Police in the city will be targeting traffic violators, thanks to a boost in funds from the State that enables the city traffic enforcement to put more time on the streets.

Police call it "stepping up"  Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education and Enforcement Operations. On Monday, December 5, police will be out in force to focused attention on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" State Honors Four Local Schools with 'Gold Ribbons'

SACRAMENTO— Four local schools were among those honored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson when he announced high schools honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.
Local schools listed included Alhambra High School, Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel High School and Temple City High School.
“These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" MP Celebrates Groundbreaking of Mega Center

More than 150 residents, city officials and developers gathered to celebrate the ground breaking of the Monterey Park Market Place, a 500,000 square foot mega shopping center to be built along the Pomona Freeway on Monterey Park's southern boundary. The city was joined in the groundbreaking by the developer, M & M Realty Partners, a venture backed by industry leading real estate development, property management and construction companies.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Cash Prizes Offered in Optimist Essay Contest

LAMP Optimist Club is offering cash prizes for its annual youth Essay Contest. Topic for this year's contest is "What the World Gains from Optimism."  Students must be under the age of 18 years as of Oct. 1, 2016 to enter the contest. The annual contest is designed to encourage thought and enthusiasm for living a life of optimism said Dave Barron, Contest Chair.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Restaurants: Check Out Moffetts Chicken Pies

By Kyle Chang
I recently went to Moffett’s Family Restaurant in Arcadia, located at 1409 Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia. It been open since 1975. I saw some reviews on Yelp saying that the food was only ok. My experience though and my thoughts of Moffett’s are actually very positive.
The restaurant is typical of most diners and coffee shops in America. These restaurants are now harder to find in the San Gabriel Valley area because of so many Asian immigrants and Asian restaurants.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" ELECTION RESULTS: School Bonds Passed

Four multi-million dollar school bond measures were passed and two new council members were elected in the city of Alhambra in balloting on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Alhambra will have Jeff Maloney and David Mejia on the city council as prelacements for two termed out council members. Malony received nearly 73% of the vote and Mejia, 57.68% percent. They will be sworn into office in December to begin four year terms.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Assemblyman Lists Agenda for Year

Assemblyman Ed Chau recently presented his 2017 legislative bill package which he said will focus on work he will be doing to protect children from exposure to marijuana products, to help small business owners facing frivolous lawsuits and to ensure rebuilt salvage vehicles are inspected for safety,
He also said he will address the dissemination of “fake news” stories, and to enhance cybersecurity, privacy and consumer protections for all Californians.
The following is a list of legislative priorities he announced at a press conference.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Mobile Homeowners Tax Relief Tops Assemblyman's Bills

By SHEL SEGAL
SAN GABRIEL – Providing a tax abatement program for mobile home owners who were unable to transfer title into their names led a list of 10 bills authored by Assembly Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) that were signed into law this past year in the state of California, it was announced on Wednesday morning. Speaking at a press conference at the Hilton San Gabriel Hotel, Chau said recent mobile home purchasers won't be responsible for tax delinquencies that may have been incurred by the property's prior owners.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Public Is Invited to St. Anthony's Birthday Family Fall Festival on Oct. 7-9

   San Gabriel – More than 16,000 people of many ages are expected to visit St. Anthony Catholic Church on Oct. 7-9, 2016 as the church celebrates its 68th birthday with its Annual Family Fall
Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the church grounds.
Many people from local communities in San Gabriel Valley and beyond will attend to celebrate, said St. Anthony Family Fall Festival Chairperson Dan Cendejas.
“The Family Fall Festival is an annual birthday celebration for St. Anthony Church to bring your family and friends from the parish and local communities together to enjoy the festivities,” he said.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Elections Today in Monterey Park, San Gabriel

Today, Tuesday, March 7 will be Election Day for voters in Monterey Park and San Gabriel. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In both cities, Incumbents are being challenged by numerous candidates who qualified for the ballot. The election will be run by the County Registrar-Recorder's office.

In Monterey Park, incumbent council members Hans Liang and Peter Chan, who are completing their first term, are opposed by Joe Ray Avila, Anthony Felix, Jr,, Randal Avila, and Margaret Leung.  Also on the Monterey Park Ballot and unopposed are City Clerk Vincent Chang and City Treasurer Joseph Leung. 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Workshop to Help You Get Ready for Ziki Virus

The Ziki Virus is not here yet, but it's bound to happen, according to coounty officials. To help citizens get ready, vector control districts, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Tzu Chi, an international humanitarian organization, are hosting a community workshop to "Keep Zika Out."

The free event will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8 a.m. to noon, at B.O.C.A. (Dharma Seal Temple) at 3027 Del Mar Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770. 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Water Officials Discuss Outlook for Drought

By Shel Segal
POMONA – With drought conditions throughout California – especially Southern California – persisting into its fifth year, state and local water officials came together on Tuesday to discuss how to better manage the resource as it pertains to the nearly 1.5 million residents of the San Gabriel Valley.
And while no solutions were put into concrete at the San Gabriel Valley Water Forum that took place at the Fairplex Conference Center, one local official said the forum is a chance to get everyone in the local valley on the same page when dealing with water. 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" MP Police Issue Traffic Advisory

POLICE ADVISORY - Monterey Park Police issued an advisory that many traffic lights are out and drivers should treat all such intersections as having boulevard stops.

They urged motorists to drive carefully and at the appropriate speed.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Free College Prep Program Offered at MP Library

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library will present two college preparation workshops to assist students and parents preparing for college applications beginning this weekend. The College Personal Essay Workshop on Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room will include tips on writing personal insight essays for college and scholarship applications.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" BULLETIN: Potrero Grande Blocked By Downed Tree

BREAKING NEWS

Monterey Park police have reported that all west-bound lanes on Potrero Grande Blvd west of East Markland Drive are closed due to a downed tree.

A notice will be posted when the lanes are declared open by the police.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" UPDATE: Monster Storm Strikes SG Valley

BREAKING NEWS: Monterey Park issued an advisory urginng residents to avoid Kingsford Street between Harding Avenue and Cadiz Street because of a street closure caused by a downed tree and utility lines.

A huge winter rain storm that is accompanied by strong winds is expected to dump three to four inches of rain as it passes over the western San Gabriel Valley communities of Monterey Park, Rosemead, Alhambra and Montebello. The storm began this Friday morning (Feb. 17) as predicted by weather broadcasters.

Montebello police announced that the intersection of Lincoln Avenue between San Gabriel Boulevard and Azalea Drive will be closed until further notice notice because of flooding. No rain related reports have been received from Monterey Park police or fire departments.

County wide, the Sheriff's department issued an alert regarding flooding and flash flood dangers in the foothill communities of Azusa, Duarte and Glendora. The storm is expected to continue through Saturday and ease up on Sunday. 

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Montebello Police Issues Coyote Warning, Advice

Montebello Police has issued a warning regarding wild coyotes because of a report of a dog being attacked in the 1200 block of W. Madison Ave. Believing it may have been a coyote, the police provided residents  with some information from the Department of Fish and Wildlife on how to keep family members and pets safe and the coyotes away. The vacant hills between Montebello, Monterey Park and South San Gabriel may be teeming with wildlife of all kinds.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" News From Neighboring Cities

Editor's Note: Here's news from neighboring West Valley cities compiled from news reports.

BALWIN PARK

City council Monday, appointed David Saucedo as the city's new police chief. He is currently a police captain in Inglewood.Tha appointment was approved with a 3-2 vote. City council still has to discuss the new chief's salary and benefits. Saucedo's contract will be retroactive to January 30.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Traffic Alert: Lunar New Festival to Shut Down Garvey Ave.

Monterey Park's Lunar New Year Festival will begin Saturday, Jan. 28, in Downtown Monterey Park and continue through Sunday night, Jan. 29. Garvey Avenue will be shutdown between Alhambra Avenue and Ramona Avenue, although Garfield Boulevard will be open for through traffic under human control. Severe parking restrictions beginning  Friday night will apply on many of the streets that parallel or cross Garvey Avenue. 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Nearly 3 Inches of Rain Hits Local Cities

Nearly three inches of rain soaked West San Gabriel Valley cities over the weekend as a series of storms struck Southern California. More rain was predicted to continue Monday, Jan. 23 with the skys clearing the following day. No serious damage was reported, although many streets and intersections were temporarily flooded during the height of the rain storms.

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  5. Pokeman Search Spreads to San Gabriel Valley
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  8. AAJC Poll Asians Impacted by Political Rhetoric
  9. Save Postage, Drop Off 'Mail Ballot'
  10. Voter Registration Deadline is May 23
  11. Native American Food Bank Helps Many
  12. Bill Increasing Tobacco Age to 21 Waits on Governor
  13. Sen. Hernandez Asks for Audit of Irwindale
  14. Thousands Attend Gold Line Extension Opening
  15. Police Report Grow House and Burglary
  16. Eastside Heartbeats Musical Debuts Jan. 16
  17. BPW Names 'Young Careerist' for 2016
  18. Lunar New Year Fiestas Increase
  19. State Offers Rebates for Turf Removal, Toilet Change
  20. BEACHCOMBER: Police, Community Opens Hearts on Thanksgiving Day
  21. Sheriff Swears in New Peace Officers
  22. Valley Mourns of Death of Terrorist Victim
  23. Free Hazardouse Waste Event at ELA College
  24. SCHOOL BOARDS - Preliminary Election Results
  25. Garvey, MUSD Elections Today
  26. Here's Tips for a Safe Halloween
  27. NEW! - West Valley Heroes
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  32. Chamber Hosts Vendor Meeting for MPK Night Mkt
  33. History of Chocolate-With Tastings
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