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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Black Friday Week Specials at the Journal

The Monterey Park and West Valley Journal is offering 50% off its display advertising rates a part of its Black Friday Week Celebration.

For example, between Nov. 24 and November 27 you can buy space normally costing $100 ad for only $50 says Dave Barron, publlisher. The advertising can be placed in any issue in December 2017 and February 2018. Four color is an additional cost.

The print edition of the Monterey Park Journal  is publlished twice a month on the first and 15th of the month. Ads can be sale ads or holiday greetings from your business or family to the community.

This is a great opportunity to place a display ad during the great Christmas New Year and Lunar New Year celebrations, says Barron

Call my office at (626) 572-7450 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" County Places Watchdog at MUSD

MONTEBELLO - Nov. 9, 2017 - Los Angeles County Education officials have installed a "Fiscal Advisor" or "watchdog" in the Montebello Unified School District as a result of a recent audit and long term financial problems. 

Los Angeles County Education office sent a letter this week informing the district that Mark Skvarna, a fiscal advisor, had been assigned to the school district. He will have power to stay and rescind board actions that a determined to be "inconsistent with the school district's abillity to meet financial obligations." 

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.

Continue: State Honors Four Local Schools with 'Gold Ribbons'

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Police report Incidents at Mark Keppel High

Two police related incidents at Mark Keppel High School essentially locked down the campus twice on Friday, Nov. 3 (2017). The first happened during the day when a driver attempted to elude police. The second occurred during Friday night just before the homecoming footbal game because of  reports of an armed person near the campus.

Continue: Police report Incidents at Mark Keppel High

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Chamber to Host Mayor's State of City Event

Greater Monterey Park Chamber will host the traditional “State of the City” presentation by City Mayor Teresa Real Sebastian on Tuesday, October 24.

The civic event will be held at the historic El Encanto Building, 700 El Mercado Ave. Monterey Park. Activities begin at 3 p.m. Admission will be free.

Monterey Park was recently name one of the “Best Places to Live” in the U.S. by Money Magazine which conducts an annual survey sponsored by U.S. Realtors.

Mayor Real Sebastian has been a council member since 2011 and is the current mayor the city. (Council members rotate through the office.)

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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" 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.

Continue: Assemblyman Lists Agenda for Year

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" St. Anthony Festival Plans for Thousands on Oct. 6-8

   San Gabriel – More than 16,000 people of many ages are expected to visit St. Anthony Catholic Church on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, 2017 as the church celebrates its 69th birthday with its Annual Family Fall Festival 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. “This year famous regional bands will perform with Susie Hansen Latin Band on Oct. 6, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cold Duck on Oct. 7, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and The Reel Band on Oct. 8, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.”

   The festival will include a variety of international foods, rides, games, bingo, free entertainment, and the “famous” cake walk, said Cendejas.  “Every year we have great food and it’s amazing how many people wait for an opportunity to win a cake or other baked good in the cake walk. People have a lot of fun.”

Continue: St. Anthony Festival Plans for Thousands on Oct. 6-8

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" High Temperature Alert Issued by Officials

With outdoor temperatures expected to go well over the 100 degree mark, safety officials are warning residents to stay cool and watch for signs of high temperature problems.

The Monterey Park Fire Department  remind ed citizens to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside during this heat wave. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of 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" Historic Walk Saturday from Mission to L.A.

Hundreds of locals will walk on Saturday, August 30 he historic nine-mile route that Los Angeles’ founding families, Los Pobladores, took in 1781 from the San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument at Olvera Street.

The “Celebrate Our Heritage Walk to L.A.” will commemorate the City of Los Angeles’ 236th birthday, and celebrate the San Gabriel Mission as the birthplace of Los Angeles.The event begins at 6 a.m. with registration and a program at the San Gabriel Missiion. The walk begins at 6:30 a.m.

Once everyone reaches downtown Los Angeles, there will be a ceremony plus special presentations at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Participants can take a free bus ride back to San Gabriel after the event. Organizers say walkers will walk on the sidewalk and follow traffic laws because there will be no road closures for this event.)

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" Follow the Eclipse with Dave from Montebello

When the United States is treated to a total solar eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017, a local resident and photo journalist Dave Munoz will be there to record the historic event for posterity. A graduate of California State University of Fulleerton one of the nation's best Journalism school, Dave resides in Montebello and takes photos for many local publications including the Monterey Park and West Valley Journal.

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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" Garvey Students Complete First Year of Computer Immersion

Nearly 2,000 students at four schools ranging from kindergarten to higher grades in the Garvey School District just completed the first year of a computer science immersion program that gave the students the basics of coding for computor programs. At a gatherng last week, school officials led by Superintendent Anita Chu proudly reported the successful results from the first year of computer immersion at Bitley, Dewey, Hillcrest and Rice elementary schools.

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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" Continued Heat and Flex Alert Called

Because of continued excessive heat forecast in the West San Gabriel Valley and statewide today (6/20/17), operators of California’s electrical grid issued their first flex alert of the year and urged energy consumers to reduce power consumption over the next two days or risk outages.

They asked electric customers  turn off unnecessary lights and major appliances between 2 and 9 p.m. today and Wednesday, the California Independent System Operator said.

As result of the heat storm, local cities have opened cooling centers throughout the communities. For the location of your cooling center call the local city hall.

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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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.

Continue: State Honors Four High Schools with 'Gold Ribbons'

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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  1. MP Celebrates Groundbreaking of Mega Center
  2. Cash Prizes Offered in Optimist Essay Contest
  3. Groundbreaking Due For New MP Shopping Center
  4. ELECTION RESULTS: School Bonds Passed
  5. Mobile Homeowners Tax Relief Tops Assemblyman's Bills
  6. Public Is Invited to St. Anthony's Birthday Family Fall Festival on Oct. 7-9
  7. Workshop to Help You Get Ready for Ziki Virus
  8. Water Officials Discuss Outlook for Drought
  9. Free College Prep Program Offered at MP Library
  10. Asian Small Business Expo Set Saturday, Sept. 10
  11. Memorial Services Today for Juan Gabriel
  12. Montebello Police Issues Coyote Warning, Advice
  13. MUSD Welcomes Back 53,000 Students
  14. SCHOOLS OPEN - Here's Safety Tips for Parents and Drivers
  15. BUSINESS WORKSHOP: Leverage Your Business to Success
  16. Services Set for Monty Manibog, Former Mayor, Columnist
  17. Rosemead Celebrates a Safe Night Out
  18. COMMENTARY: Police Invite You In Their Home
  19. Rep. Chu to Speak at Demo Convention
  20. Breaking News UPDATE: Sand Fire Burns 38,000 Acres, Most of 20,000 People Evacuated Return Home
  21. Pokeman Search Spreads to San Gabriel Valley
  22. Where to Watch Fireworks On July 4th? Local Cities Offer Free Shows
  23. Fires Cause Cancellation of 626 Golden Streets Event
  24. AAJC Poll Asians Impacted by Political Rhetoric
  25. Save Postage, Drop Off 'Mail Ballot'
  26. Voter Registration Deadline is May 23
  27. Native American Food Bank Helps Many
  28. Bill Increasing Tobacco Age to 21 Waits on Governor
  29. Sen. Hernandez Asks for Audit of Irwindale
  30. Thousands Attend Gold Line Extension Opening
  31. Police Report Grow House and Burglary
  32. Eastside Heartbeats Musical Debuts Jan. 16
  33. BPW Names 'Young Careerist' for 2016
  34. Lunar New Year Fiestas Increase
  35. State Offers Rebates for Turf Removal, Toilet Change
  36. BEACHCOMBER: Police, Community Opens Hearts on Thanksgiving Day
  37. Sheriff Swears in New Peace Officers
  38. Valley Mourns of Death of Terrorist Victim
  39. Free Hazardouse Waste Event at ELA College
  40. SCHOOL BOARDS - Preliminary Election Results

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