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Animal Control

When Rosemead decided to do some of their own animal control activities in lieu of contracing with the county, I was skeptical. In fact, I'm still skeptical, thinking this is really an attempt to get more dog license revenue rather than to "save" money. Nonetheless, other cities are looking at the same move.

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.

"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.

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?

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