South San Gabriel News

Candidates File for Local School Boards

The filing deadline has ended, and some familiar names are running for elected office. In the Garvey School District, incuments Henry Lo and Janet Chin are running for reelections. They are being challenged by Jason Otis and John Nuñez.

In the Rosemead School District, incuments Randy Cantrell and Ron Esquivel are running for reelection, and are being challenged by Qui Nguyen.

Judy Chu Running in the West

With redistricting shifting district boundaries, Judy Chu has announced she will run for the new West San Gabriel Valley district that will include Rosemead, San Gabriel, Temple City, San Marino, Monterey Park, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, and parts of South Pasadena and Pasadena. It's the most Asian-leaning of the area congressional districts, and would include her home in Monterey Park.

Dr. Ed Hernandez in Rosemead

State Senator Ed Hernandez is holding a "Community Conversation" in Rosemead this Saturday.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Time: 9am – 10:30am
Location: Garvey Park
7933 Emerson Place
Rosemead, CA 91770

Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese translation will be available.

Rosemead Hit and Run Fatality

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that, at around 10:40pm on Monday night, a silver or white van was involved in a fatal hit and run in the 3800 block of Walnut Grove Avenue. The 3800 block would be about a block north of Marshall.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Temple Sheriff's station at 626-285-7171.

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.

Another Marijuana House

In my parents' generation, Asian gardeners were usually Nisei who took care of the yards of the wealthier white people in southern California. Now, Asian gardeners are gang members growing marijuana inside of houses. Progress?