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Rosemead City Council Members Have Most Expensive Health Care Benefits

Good job of serious investigative reporting by the Los Angeles Times has produced a chart showing health care costs imposed on taxpayers by elected officials. Their findings show that Rosemead city council members have the most generous health benefits of any of our neighboring cities:

Full-time benefits for Part-time work

The only local city mentioned in this editorial is Monterey Park, but the bit on health and retirement benefits is true for pretty much all the local cities.

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.

Bobby Salcedo Memorial Highway

The Pomona Freeway from the Atlantic Avenue offramp in Monterey Park to the Rosemead City Limit has been named in honor of slain educator Roberto "Bobby" Salcedo.

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.

"F" in Smoking

The American Lung Association isn't happy with the smoking policies of any area cities. I don't say whether their goal is good or bad--I'm just reporting the story.

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.

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