Montebello News

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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.

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.

Kidnapping Drama

This story has been developing over the past week. As I recall, the kidnapping of a Monterey Park woman started in Arcadia. She was dumped for dead in the high desert, and the kidnapper attempted to pick up the ransom in the parking lot of the Hawaii Supermarket in San Gabriel (corner of Del Mar and Valley).

Eastside light rail extension and 30/10

Article on the 30/10 initiative, which would have the feds lend money to the MTA, which the MTA would repay from Measure R funds. We'd get things built faster, and jobs would be created faster (not by November, of course, but faster).

At the end of the article, there's a note that

Save the Montebello Hills Sierra Club Page on Facebook

This is the fb page for the organization trying to preserve the hills. They are doing things like screenings and protests.

Save the Montebello Hills

Trouble in the Beautiful Hills

Over the past week, the Tribune's Montebello beat writer sure has been busy. Stories out of Montebello included:

Claims that police officers were assigned quotas for arrests and citations.

The new police chief, and the interim city manager that hired him both appear to have been fired.

Polluted Beaches

The SGV Tribune seems to be opposed to cleaning up our beaches. That's somewhat typical of their provincial approach to policy.

Perhaps reading this story from a few years ago will remind them why cleaning up our storm water runoff matters.

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