Alhambra News

710 Freeway CEQA/NEPA Input

Over the next few weeks, Metro (MTA) is holding required CEQA/NEPA hearings on the 710 extension. Local hearings are:

Wednesday, March 2, 6-8pm: Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E. Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Thursday, March 3, 6-8pm: Alhambra Civic Center Library -- Reese Hall, 101 S. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801.

San Gabriel High School E-waste Drive

It's not until February 26 and 27, 9am - 3pm, so you've got plenty of time to collect your stuff. They'll take computers, monitors, printers, scanners, copiers, televisions, vcr/dvd players, auto and rechargeable batteries, and many other electronic stuff. If you've got it, bring it, and they'll let you know if they can take it.

"F" in Smoking

The American Lung Association isn't happy with the smoking policies of any area cities. I don't say whether their goal is good or bad--I'm just reporting the story.

Alhambra Keeps Redeveloping

Despite the economic downturn, several redevelopment projects continue to move forward in Alhambra. The private sector projects are said to generate an additional $600,000 in annual property tax revenue, plus an undisclosed sales tax increase.

San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority

Other than spending thousands of dollars on fancy ads in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, it's not clear what the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority has done for the citizens of the San Gabriel Valley. But Water Quality Authority board members do receive a big, fat stipend. That's why Margaret Clark has been on the board since its inception.

San Gabriel High School PTSA Yard Sale

San Gabriel High School PTSA has scheduled a community yard sale for Saturday, November 13, 9am - 2pm, at San Gabriel High School. Vendor slots are $10 if purchased by October 31. I've attached the vendor application form below.

LA Times Crime Tracker

The Los Angeles Times has been compiling LAPD and LA County Sheriff reports into an interactive map feature. It's not perfect, but it will give you an idea of what's going on in the city.

Speaking of Natural Gas Pipelines. . . .

Front page story in the SGV Tribune today about the large natural gas pipeline that cuts through a good chunk of the San Gabriel Valley. They had a number of pictures from Martha Baldwin School in Alhambra, which is surrounded on two sides by the pipeline.