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Garvey School Board Election

The November 5th Election gives an opportunity for much needed change.

Curly Howard, RIP

Everyone in SSG knows the Convalescent Home across the street from Potrero Heights, but did you know that "Curly" Howard of the Three Stooges ended his days there?

Black Friday Protests at Wal Mart Planned

I got word a month ago that the OUR Walmart organization is planning protests for "Black Friday" which is the Friday after Thanksgiving.

I'm not sure where they will be, but there will probably be something significant in Los Angeles.

FREE Housing Rights Workshop-Aug. 20th 2013

Attention Montebello Residents!

Do you have questions about housing discrimination, evictions, security deposits, repairs,
rent increases and more?

Learn about
your legal rights and responsibilities
at our FREE
HOUSING RIGHTS WORKSHOP

Tuesday
August 20, 2013
5:30-7:30pm

Montebello Public Library
Meeting Room
1550 West Beverly Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90460

La Merced Neighborhood, Montebello, website

Found this on a web search:

La Merced, Montebello.

It's a short, fun read.

The Coming Ring City Effect

The Death and Life of Chicago

We're not totally headed in this direction, but we are seeing a trend of an expensive downtown, and people with money moving away from the suburbs, leaving the overall economic situation in suburbs more precarious.

New Verification Questions

We recently had a terrible flood of registrations from spammers, and just blew it on approving users, because so few of them are legit. To combat this, I changed the "CAPTCHA" feature for registering an account. We now ask some Rosemead-specific questions that should be pretty easy for any locals, and not too hard for anyone in the surrounding communities. You can look it up on the web.

They might be tough for someone from out of the area, or another country.

Here are the questions. Tell me if any of them are too hard.

Wal Mart Fined $81 Million for Dumping Hazardous Waste

HuffPo reports that WM plead guilty to charges of violating the clean water act and other laws by dumping fertilizer and other hazardous waste into sewers.

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