El Monte News

San Bernardino Fwy Ramp Closures

Wondering why these signs are popping up all over the valley? They're being placed in advance of a major Caltrans construction project along the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), between the 710 and 605 freeways. Extended ramp closures in both directions will be occuring for the next six months or so.

Eastbound ramp closures:


Remember Crawford's? I don't remember this one, but I do remember the one at Crawford's Corner on New and Valley, and I think there was one over by Montebello and Whittier.

Tribune Keeps Up the Wal-Mart Drumbeat

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Wal-Mart is allegedly considering opening a store in El Monte, so the San Gabriel Valley Tribune is beating the Wal-Mart drum, again.

El Monte Budget Looking Better?

Small story in the Tribune about the improved budget picture for El Monte.

"Sobriety" Checkpoints

According to the NYT, since 2006, police have increased their use of sobriety checkpoints.

At these "sobriety" checks, they also check for licenses. If drivers lack licenses, the cars are impounded. Recovering the car can cost in the range of $2,000 to cover fines and impound fees.