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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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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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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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