El Monte News

Benjamin Franklin is buried here!

Also in Savannah Cemetery. No, not the one from Philadelphia. :D

65th Anniversary of V-E Day

Nick C. Pappas
In honor of the 65th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, I've got a picture of another headstone marking the grave of a WWII veteran: Nick C. Pappas.

Meet State Senate Candidate Ed Hernandez Saturday, May 8, 3-5pm

Assemblyman Ed Hernandez
Assemblyman Ed Hernandez is running for election to state senate district #24, which includes El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead and South San Gabriel.

Christmas would never be the same

Dewey baby
Sometimes (as with Carmichael),you can look at a headstone and put together a story. Usually, the story is a sad one. For the Alleys, I saw this and thought that, after 1950, their Christmases were never the same.

Donald M. Alley, Jr.: December 25, 1950 - January 1, 1951

Silver Star Awardee, Wilbur N. Carmichael

Wilbur N. Carmichael's tombstone
One of many veterans from several wars who are buried in Savannah Cemetery, I came across the headstone of Wilbur N. Carmichael yesterday.

Our Good Neighbors at Wal-Mart

$27.6 million settlement for violating environmental laws in California. Meanwhile, a potentially massive sex discrimination suit against the retail giant moves forward.

Camphor Tree, Savannah Pioneer Cemetery

I took a walk down Valley, on over to the Savannah Pioneer Cemetery. I'll post some pictures over the next few days.

Today's picture is of this great, broad tree near the center of the cemetery. Near as I can figure, it's a camphor tree.