El Monte News

Vulcan Comment Period Extended

Today's SGV Tribune reports that the comment period for the Vulcan mining proposal in Azusa has been extended to Feb. 20.

See the story below for additional information and links about this proposal.

Vulcan Mining in Azusa

Fish Canyon Falls

This is one of those stories that doesn't directly affect Rosemead or the cities immediately around us, but it does indirectly affect all of us.

Lead Investigator in Bobby Salcedo Murder Killed

Things are going from bad to worse in Mexico, where the LA Times reports that the lead investigator in Mexico of the murder of El Monte educator Bobby Salcedo has himself been murdered.

Mt Baldy from North of Glendora

Mt. Baldy from 3397 foot peak on ridge between Big and Little Dalton Canyons, North of Glendora

More snow--January 29, 2010: Mt. Baldy and San Bernardino Mountains from 3397" peak on ridge between Big and Little Dalton Canyons, North of Glendora.

San Gabriel River Discovery Center Wins Approval

No surprise here, since the approving body was created specifically to build the Discovery Center.

The SGV Tribune story in advance of this meeting kind of made it sound like it was a "discussion" rather than an "approval" meeting.

SGV News at Risk

Whether you like the SGVN papers or not, it's always sad to see the continued decline of newspapers, and Dean Singleton, owner of the SGVN, is facing bankruptcy.

Ron Kaye at the LA Progressive writes about this.

The demand for news hasn't declined, but ad revenues have. The problem we're facing is paying the writers and researchers to produce the news. Contrary to what "crowdsourcers" say, it takes a lot of work to be a professional journalist. This has to be figured out.

Follow-up Stories on Death of Bobby Salcedo

In the LA Times and SGV Tribune, as well as CNN.

El Monte and South El Monte definitely loss a future leader.

Violence in Mexico Touches El Monte

When you read some of the stories coming out of Mexico, the level of violence is simply impossible to fully grasp. That violence touched the San Gabriel Valley today when an El Monte School Board member was found dead on Thursday morning.