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Pico Rivera Wal Mart Workers to Strike at Wal Mart

Dozens of Southern California Walmart retail employees plan to join this week's strike starting Thursday. According to organizers, the employees will rally on [May 28th] Thursday morning in Pico Rivera with supporters including US Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and warehouse workers employed in Walmart-contracted buildings in the region.

Low Voter Turnout Expected

The West Valley News portends rough seas for candidates... or is it easy sailing. I dunno - do incumbents do better in low turnout elections?

There are three city council seats up for Rosemead: Armenta, Ly, and Clark. Janet Chin is challenging the incumbents.

Video of Candidate Forum. Uh oh. Low turnout there too. Maybe people were watching online.

Los Cerritos Community News

This site has the popular blogger Randy Economy writing for it. They're down in the Norwalk area but cover everywhere, all the way up to LA.

Los Cerritos Community News

Second Best Chinese Restaurant in United States is in Rosemead

Monterey Park is going to be jealous. One man who has eaten at 6,000 Chinese restaurants said that the second best Chinese restaurant in the United States is Sea Harbour just south of Valley and Rosemead.

http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/best-chinese-restaurants-america-are-they-all-california

Number three is Elite over in MPK. And the famous Din Tai Fung in Arcadia? Number SIX sucka. Y'all Arcadians can diss us as a bunch of poor FOBs down here, but we have better food, at least according to David Chan.

Number one is Koi Palace in Daly City, south of San Francisco and by the SF airport. That means that the top contender in SoCal is Sea Harbour.

Arkansans Against Wal-Mart

Residents of Bella Vista AR are angry about a zone-change being done to bring in a Wal Mart.

Doesn't this nonsense sound familiar? Do we have any advice for these people being plagued by Walmart and their underhanded political moves?

Hai Bà Trưng School for Organizing, 2012

The Hai Bà Trưng School for Organizing is a training program for young organizers, ages 18-25. As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to explore what it means to be a progressive Vietnamese American, learn the basics of organizing theory and skills, and connect to local Vietnamese American organizers doing social justice work.

Truck Fire Under Paramount Bridge

A tanker truck caught fire near the mall, and it stopped under the Paramount overpass. The heat of the fire caused the concrete to explode. The freeway's shut until further notice, and traffic will be diverted one offramp before the Paramount offramp.

New District Lines at the LAT

This is an awesome map from the LA Times.

Redistricting

Their data team is going a really good job.

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