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Party Endorsements -- San Gabriel, and the "Other" Chin Ho

The L.A. County Republican Party made no endorsements in the San Gabriel City Council election. The County Democratic Party endorsed only Phillip Hu. Judging by yard signs, it would be a real upset if Hu won.

The funniest thing about San Gabriel's city council election is the candidate who has all the "Chin Ho" signs. I assume he's trying to play off of the character from Hawaii Five-O:

Party Endorsements -- Rosemead

In case you are curious, for the March 8, 2011 elections, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party endorsed only Polly Low.

Election Day

Tuesday, March 8 is election day in Monterey Park, Rosemead and San Gabriel. If you're not sure about your polling place, visit the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder's website. Note that some of you may have two separate polling places: one for your city council election and one for the L.A. Community College Board of Trustees election.

710 Freeway CEQA/NEPA Input

Over the next few weeks, Metro (MTA) is holding required CEQA/NEPA hearings on the 710 extension. Local hearings are:

Wednesday, March 2, 6-8pm: Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E. Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Thursday, March 3, 6-8pm: Alhambra Civic Center Library -- Reese Hall, 101 S. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801.

Free IHOP Pancakes on Tuesday, March 1

The local paper tipped me off to free IHOP pancakes tomorrow. Of course, IHOP will probably be pretty packed tomorrow, so it's a trade off between saving a few bucks (after all, two pancakes at Denny's are just $2!) in exchange for a possibly long wait. But if you have more time than money. . . .

Reminder: SGHS E-Waste Drive is This Weekend, February 26-27

I've pasted a reminder e-mail that went out earlier today:

This weekend, Sat., Feb. 26 and Sun. Feb. 27, is our 3rd Annual eWaste Collection Event, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, both days, in the SOUTH PARKING LOT @ San Gabriel High School. Please see attached flyer.

Panda Express Fundraiser for Muscatel Science Olympiad Team, February 23

Bring a copy of the attached flyer, eat at the Panda Express near the Wal-Mart at Rush and Walnut Grove on Wednesday, February 23, and Panda will donate 20% of your bill to support the Science Olympiad Team from Muscatel Middle School.

Happy Fred Korematsu Day

Possibly the first day any state has ever used to recognize an Asian American is today, January 30. The L.A. Times has a big story about it in tomorrow's paper.