El Monte News

Candidates File for Local School Boards

The filing deadline has ended, and some familiar names are running for elected office. In the Garvey School District, incuments Henry Lo and Janet Chin are running for reelections. They are being challenged by Jason Otis and John Nuñez.

In the Rosemead School District, incuments Randy Cantrell and Ron Esquivel are running for reelection, and are being challenged by Qui Nguyen.

Judy Chu Running in the West

With redistricting shifting district boundaries, Judy Chu has announced she will run for the new West San Gabriel Valley district that will include Rosemead, San Gabriel, Temple City, San Marino, Monterey Park, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, and parts of South Pasadena and Pasadena. It's the most Asian-leaning of the area congressional districts, and would include her home in Monterey Park.

New DMV Office in El Monte

The SGV Tribune reports that a new DMV office is open in El Monte. Short lines for now, since no one knows they're there.

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.