Rosemead News

Stories about the city or area that aren't specifically about SOC, Wal-Mart or related issues.

Shame on Southern California Edison

What would you think if a company fired hundreds of employees to bring in temporary guest workers to do their jobs, at a lower salary?

That's exactly what's been happening at our neighbors at Southern California Edison. There's a huge guest worker program called H1B, and it's being used to replace American IT workers with foreign IT workers.

Candidate's Forum

I was originally planning to post something over the weekend about the Rosemead City Council Election Candidate's Forum being tonight, and how everyone should go. I didn't quite get to it...and then yesterday I heard rumors that are now confirmed:

Edison Lays Off Workers to Outsource to Foreign IT Companies

The big company in Rosemead, Southern California Edision, confirmed that they laid off or replaced around 500 workers, so their jobs could be sent over to India.

Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

Candidates' Forum Tuesday, October 29th

Tuesday night at 7:00 PM, the League of Women Voters will be hosting a Candidates' Forum featuring all five candidates in the Garvey School Board election. Don't just take what "people" have told you at face value...go to the forum and see, hear and meet the people who want your vote.

Garvey Intermediate School Auditorium
2720 N. Jackson Ave. (Southeast corner of Garvey and Jackson)

Garvey School Board Election

The November 5th Election gives an opportunity for much needed change.

09/16 Planning Commission - Finalizing Zoning Code Update

For those who are interested, the proposed Zoning Code Update will have a public hearing before the Planning Commission tomorrow (Monday) night at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall. This is one of the final steps prior to adoption, and probably the last, or next-to-last, chance to make any changes in the document. If approved, it will then proceed to City Council for first and second readings - likely at either their 09/24 and 10/08 meetings, or their 10/08 and 10/22 meetings. Once approved on second reading, it should go into effect after 30 days.

The Update will make some significant changes in both residential and commercial areas; it will affect where and how homes and other structures can be built, things that can be done to homes and yards, and the types of businesses that can operate in particular commercial and residential areas.

Rosemead Zoning Code Update

This Wednesday and Thursday evenings (7/10 and 7/11), from 6 - 8 PM the City of Rosemead will be hosting public outreach sessions for the City's first comprehensive zoning code update in over 50 years. This update affects the entirety of the City's zoning code (RMC Title 17), and will affect everything from what you can build and where you can build it, to what you can do with it when it's there. Everyone in the City will be affected in some way.

710 Day

Coming up tomorrow, July 10th (7/10), the City of Alhambra is hosting "710 Day in Alhambra," a street festival to increase awareness of air quality and other issues facing the region due to the still-incomplete freeway.