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

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" Voter Registration Deadline is May 23

Voter registration deadline is May 23 for the Presidential Primary Election to be held Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voters must re-register to vote if they have changed their name or political party, or home address. Persons turning 18 years of age by election cay can also register to vote. First time voters and new citizens also need to register to vote.

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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" 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" 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" BPW Names 'Young Careerist' for 2016

East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) selected Stephanie Ruiz, as its “Young Careerist for 2016.” She is the coordinator for the Discovery Program at MERCI Discovery provides services for adults with developmental disabilities, with medically fragile conditions and severe behavioral challenges in the San Gabriel Valley. Ruiz will be accepting the award at the Wednesday, January 27th dinner meeting of the East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW at the Polly’s Pies Restaurant, 1322 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Lunar New Year Fiestas Increase

The Asian Lunar New year is just around the corner and the West San Gabriel Valley is getting ready to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Thousands of local residents and business people look forward to the celebration which last two weeks or much longer.  It means many local residents will throw out the old and buy new clothes, new furniture and go out to eat at restaurants throughout the Valley.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" BEACHCOMBER: Police, Community Opens Hearts on Thanksgiving Day

It is just Thanksgiving, but the spirit of the holidays is spreading throughout the West San Gabriel Valley Communities.
There’s plenty of bad news in the national press, but locally, we are grateful for the wonderful people here who share their lives and food with others. The owners, writers and photographers of the Monterey Park Journal, West Valley Journal and wish you all a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" COMMENTARY: Police Invite You In Their Home

Tonight (Tues. Aug.2, 2016) the Monterey Park Police Department is inviting you to their home -- the City Hall - to continue a dialogue that has been going on for several years. The want to meet with you and you should want to meet with them in this informal small-town house warming called the "National Night Out."

Cities throughout the San Gabriel Valley, such as Alhambra, San Gabriel and Rosemead, have planned activities marking the annual event. Yes, there will be police dog demonstrations, information booths, a few speeches and free hot dogs. We encourage you to visit the special events in your city if you do not live or work in Monterey Park.

But more importantly, you will have an opportunity to meet the men and women who make up the police department in your city and protect you and your property. Instead of meeting them only when they stop you for a minor traffic infraction, accident scene or when they respond to a 9-1-1 emergency call, you can meet them in an informal way and not during a tense situation.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Valley Mourns of Death of Terrorist Victim

West San Gabriel Valley joined the world in mourning the death of at least 123 victims of a terrorist attack that included Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, of El Monte. She was killed in a restaurant  when terrorists struck Paris, France, last Friday. 

She was one of 17 Cal State Long Beach Students studying abroad. The other 16 have been accounted for, according to press reports.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Rep. Chu to Speak at Demo Convention

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who represents Monterey Park and many cities in the West San Gabriel Valley, will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, July 27th in the evening. Rep. Chu is appearing as part of a speaking slot with other Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress. Rep. Chu released the following statement:

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Free Hazardouse Waste Event at ELA College

A free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Los Angeles College Stadium Parking lot at Floral Drive and Bleakwood Ave.
The Roundup is a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash. It’s a valuable public service and organizations can spread the word about this free recycling opportunity.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Breaking News UPDATE: Sand Fire Burns 38,000 Acres, Most of 20,000 People Evacuated Return Home

  Santa Clarita -- A brush fire started at 2:11 p.m. on July 22, 2016 at northbound 14 freeway and Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita and as of 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, had burned 38,000 acres (59 square miles),18 structures and there is one fatality of a civilian, according to a County of Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson.  The fire is moving mainly toward Angeles National Forest and there is 65 percent containment. Temperatures were more than 100 degrees in the fire area with some winds when it started and the fire is under investigation. It was reported by a fire spokesperson that in the first few days of the fire that the fire consumed about 10,000 football fields in size per day, although he said they have been able to save about 2,000 homes with a great cooperative effort of police and fire agencies.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Pokeman Search Spreads to San Gabriel Valley

The search for digital critters from the mysterious Internet creation, "Pokeyman Go," has spread to cities and counties throughout the United States where thousands are involved in the hunt.  It has finally arrived in San Gabriel Valley in the form of scores of people wandering around parks, streets, city halls looking for the prize catches and gain points.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Where to Watch Fireworks On July 4th? Local Cities Offer Free Shows

Local residents and visitors will have plenty of choices for watching spectacular fireworks shows in the west San Gabriel Valley tonight, July 4th to celebrate America' Independence Day. Cities of Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead and Alhambra will each have celebrations and and plenty of plenty of fireworks lighting up the night sky. Most aerial fireworks shows will begin between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. when it is dark.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Here's Tips for a Safe Halloween

SACRAMENTO - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is reminding everyone that simple steps can help everyone stay safe during Halloween.
“Halloween is the spookiest time of the year for California’s trick-or-treaters, but it doesn’t have to be scary when it comes to health and safety,” said Dr. Smith. “There are simple things that parents and their children can do to stay safe during their holiday activities.” 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Fires Cause Cancellation of 626 Golden Streets Event

The 626 Golden Streets event schedule for Sunday, June 26, in northern San Gabriel Valley has been canceled due to brush fires in the San Gabriel mountains. Smoke, ashes from the San Gabriel Complex fires and emergency vehicle access would have made the open streets events impossible to conduct according to news reports.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" NEW! - West Valley Heroes

This is a series of articles about people who are every day ordinary heroes. Some may do extraordinary things while others may do simple things that make a difference in our lives and the community. To nominate an individual or group of people send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to the Journal, P, O. Box 987, Monterey Park, Ca 91754.

The Problem: A family in need for food and services. Four law enforcement employees came to the aid of an East Riggin Avenue family that needed help. It was not a 911 call, just a simple call for survival help.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" AAJC Poll Asians Impacted by Political Rhetoric

Washington, DC – A survey released today (May 23, 2016) by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and AAPI Data suggests that exclusionary rhetoric alters significantly the way Asian Americans will vote and how they view candidates. The 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey, which was conducted by AAPI Data, polled 1,200 Asian American registered voters. 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" This Week's Upcoming Events

Here's a list of this week's upcoming events:

WED. SEPT 23 - Monterey Park Democratic Club will host a candidates seeking election to the Montebello and Garvey School Board in the November General Election.
Forum will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Service Club House, 440 McPherrin Avenue in Monterey Park.

SAT. SEPT 26 -- The San Gabriel Police Department will again collaborate with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

SAT. SEPT 26 – Project NEO 2015 Annual Gala & Silent Auction, 6 to 10 p.m. at East L.A. College. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 888-761-2080

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  6. Donuts Still Rule the Land
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  8. Cities Observe Memorial Day 2015
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  11. Small Crowd at 710 Fwy Hearing
  12. Officials Offer Income Tax Filing Help
  13. Police Target Young Drivers for "Distracted Driving Month"
  14. 81-year-old Leads Church Marathon Runners
  15. Residents Sue Fullerton for Voting Rights Issue
  16. Memorial for Optimist Leader Pat Holguin
  17. Chinese New Year Festivals Enrich Cities
  18. Edison to Lay Off 400 IT Employees - Replace With Foreighners
  19. Rio Hondo To Offer 4-year College Degree
  20. Assemblyman Comments on Governor's Report
  21. Allhambra's Messina Will Not Seek AnotherTerm
  22. Council Candidate List for Monterey Park, Rosemead
  23. Here's Help With Payroll Tax Puzzle
  24. Jews to Celebrate Hanukkah
  25. How Much Rain Did We Get?
  26. Free Offer for Small Business Day, Nov. 29
  27. Sheriff-elect Issues Statement on Ferguson Decision
  28. Large Crowd Hears Veterans Tell Their Stories
  29. Journal Holiday Special Pages
  30. Airbag May Have Killed Rosemead Man
  31. Cities to Host Special Olympians
  32. Ceremonies Mark Veteran's Day, Nov. 11
  33. Boys-Girls Club Names 'Member of Year'
  34. Officer Shaun Diamond Came Home to San Gabriel Area
  35. Water Agency Declares Drought Emergency
  36. Tips for Teens Getting First Job
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