Montebello News

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Local schools receive Title 1 award MUSD Schools Receive Title I Academic Achievement Award. Title 1 are fund that are given schools with some low-income kids. The goal is to raise scores for lower income and underperforming students, as well as the entire school.

"Sobriety" Checkpoints

According to the NYT, since 2006, police have increased their use of sobriety checkpoints.

At these "sobriety" checks, they also check for licenses. If drivers lack licenses, the cars are impounded. Recovering the car can cost in the range of $2,000 to cover fines and impound fees.

Vulcan Comment Period Extended

Today's SGV Tribune reports that the comment period for the Vulcan mining proposal in Azusa has been extended to Feb. 20.

See the story below for additional information and links about this proposal.

Vulcan Mining in Azusa

Fish Canyon Falls

This is one of those stories that doesn't directly affect Rosemead or the cities immediately around us, but it does indirectly affect all of us.

Mt Baldy from North of Glendora

Mt. Baldy from 3397 foot peak on ridge between Big and Little Dalton Canyons, North of Glendora

More snow--January 29, 2010: Mt. Baldy and San Bernardino Mountains from 3397" peak on ridge between Big and Little Dalton Canyons, North of Glendora.

SGV News at Risk

Whether you like the SGVN papers or not, it's always sad to see the continued decline of newspapers, and Dean Singleton, owner of the SGVN, is facing bankruptcy.

Ron Kaye at the LA Progressive writes about this.

The demand for news hasn't declined, but ad revenues have. The problem we're facing is paying the writers and researchers to produce the news. Contrary to what "crowdsourcers" say, it takes a lot of work to be a professional journalist. This has to be figured out.

Stuff from Montebello

There's been a Brown Act complaint regarding a recent Montebello city council meeting. There's also a slight Rosemead connection to the complaint.

Montebllo Hills Project Delayed by City Hall Turmoil

Apparently, being caught up in a recall election is slowing down a decision on the Montebello Hills Specific Project. That's a proposal to take the last major open space in the Montebello Hills and put in a bunch of condos.