My Blue Heaven, about South Gate

My Blue Heaven is about the early history of South Gate, detailing how the early residents often built their own houses. It was a working class suburb in the early industrialization of Los Angeles.

Ron Calderon got Stung

Al Jazeera has a detailed description of what led up to the sting on Montebello area politician Ron Calderon.

Candidates' Forum Tuesday, October 29th

Tuesday night at 7:00 PM, the League of Women Voters will be hosting a Candidates' Forum featuring all five candidates in the Garvey School Board election. Don't just take what "people" have told you at face value...go to the forum and see, hear and meet the people who want your vote.

Garvey Intermediate School Auditorium
2720 N. Jackson Ave. (Southeast corner of Garvey and Jackson)

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.

09/16 Planning Commission - Finalizing Zoning Code Update

For those who are interested, the proposed Zoning Code Update will have a public hearing before the Planning Commission tomorrow (Monday) night at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall. This is one of the final steps prior to adoption, and probably the last, or next-to-last, chance to make any changes in the document. If approved, it will then proceed to City Council for first and second readings - likely at either their 09/24 and 10/08 meetings, or their 10/08 and 10/22 meetings. Once approved on second reading, it should go into effect after 30 days.

The Update will make some significant changes in both residential and commercial areas; it will affect where and how homes and other structures can be built, things that can be done to homes and yards, and the types of businesses that can operate in particular commercial and residential areas.

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

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