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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" Event: Homeless Families to Benefit from Luncheon Event

Homeless families will benefit when Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley holds its fourth annual Empty Bowls Luncheon when Sunday, April 19 from 12 noon-3 p.m.. at the Sierra Madre Methodist Church, 695 Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre (corner of Sierra Madre and Michillinda Blvds. with parking from Michillinda).

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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" 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" 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" 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" Chinese New Year Festivals Enrich Cities

Lunar New Year Festivals, sometimes called Chinese New Year Festivals, have been a virtual gold mine to local cities and more are trying to get into the celebrations.
Monterey Parks’s two-day Lunar New Year Celebration, organized by the World Journal Newspaper, a Chinese Language daily newspaper, drew more than 200,000 people to Monterey Park. Some say that the attendance may have reached 250,000, the equivalent of more than two Rose Bowl games..

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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" 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

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Allhambra's Messina Will Not Seek AnotherTerm

Alhambra swore in its three re-elected council members at the meeting of December 8. City Clerk Lauren Miles administered the oath to council members Luis Ayala, Steven Sham and Barbara Messina. Each spoke briefly after taking the oath.

Messina announced it would be her last term in public office. She has served on the city council for 19 years and eight years on the Alhambra Unified School District. (Click here to see her comments as broadcast on the City website.)

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Free Offer for Small Business Day, Nov. 29

Small businessess are the lifeblood of our community and our newspaper -- The Monterey Park Journal - and were making a FREE offer for small businesses in the area. We will place your business listing in our "David's List" of friends and customers for three months free of charge for the first ten (10) businsses that respond this weekend through Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Sheriff-elect Issues Statement on Ferguson Decision

The following is a statement issued by Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell follow a Grand Jury's decision to not take any action regarding the police shooting.

The frustration we have seen in Ferguson, Missouri demonstrates what can happen when a divide develops between government -- through one of its most vital agents, law enforcement -- and the community it serves. It is why community policing and engagement must not merely be something we do, but rather it must be who we are and how we operate every day.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Read the May 2015 Journal Now

You can now read the May 2015 Edition of the Monterey Park & West Valley Journal. This is our special Play Days Editiion with the parade line up. The edition also features a special story of a shooting of a Monterey Park Police Officer in the 1961. Click Here to read the Digital Edition. The print edition will be on the newstands Thursday morning and afternoon.

Editorial features include Beachcomber's discussion on what to do to celebrate the Monterey Park Centennial and an Editorial about the politicizing of the city commissions. 


class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Journal Holiday Special Pages

The holidays are just around the corner and now is the time to reserve your space for the December and January editions of the Monterey Park and West Valley Journals. They will feature special stories and pictures of holiday activities that include not just Christmas but also the Lunar New Year Celebrations in February.

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More Articles...

  1. Airbag May Have Killed Rosemead Man
  2. Cities to Host Special Olympians
  3. Ceremonies Mark Veteran's Day, Nov. 11
  4. Boys-Girls Club Names 'Member of Year'
  5. Officer Shaun Diamond Came Home to San Gabriel Area
  6. Water Agency Declares Drought Emergency
  7. Tips for Teens Getting First Job
  8. Voter's Edge Links to Your Ballot
  9. Quiet Canon Hosts Hearings
  10. Quiet Canon Hosts Metro Gold Line Route Hearings
  11. Metro Hearings
  12. 'Cooling Stations' Open for Hot Weather
  13. San Gabriel to Consider Bike Plan
  14. Nurses Seek App to Report Workplace Violence
  15. Construction to Interrupt Traffic on Pomona Fwy
  16. Patriot Day Services to Recall 9-11 Attack
  17. SG Mission Celebrates 243rd Year
  18. San Gabriel Mission Festival 2014
  19. Rep. Chu honors businesses, volunteers
  20. Chau Demands Broadcasters Resignation
  21. Amber Alert for Stolen Baby
  22. What to Do if You See Asian Tiger Mosquito
  23. Agencies to Spray for Asian Tiger Mosquitos
  24. Optimists to Honor Winston Wu, Friend of Youth
  25. Optimists to Honor Two Citizens
  26. Serbian Cathedral Hosts Fundraiser for Balkan Flooding Victims
  27. Optimist to Honor Two as Friends of Youth
  28. AAUW Selects Girls for Tech Camp
  29. Last Minute Advice for Voters
  30. Ceremonies to Mark Memorial Day
  31. Four Schools Designated 'Distinguished'
  32. Financial Scams Target Seniors - DA
  33. Temperatures to Surpass 100 Degrees Here
  34. Journal Hosts Chamber Breakfast Mixer
  35. Games, Music Set for Food Drive
  36. Earthquake Swarm Strikes Area
  37. Community Colleges Get New Chancellor
  38. Storm Conditions Update - 8 p.m. Friday
  39. Storm Update: Friday 8 p.m.
  40. Winter Storm Update: Friday 8 p.m.

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