Rosemead News

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

Another Marijuana House

In my parents' generation, Asian gardeners were usually Nisei who took care of the yards of the wealthier white people in southern California. Now, Asian gardeners are gang members growing marijuana inside of houses. Progress?

Something else that slipped through the cracks

If it wasn't so sad, it would be funny how many things slipped through the cracks when the city council approved the Wal-Mart supercenter. This month, they discovered they forgot to give themselves the power to enforce traffic regulations on the Wal-Mart parking lot.

The Other War of 1812 Vet

There may be others, but this is the tombstone of Wiley Wilson, the second known War of 1812 Veteran buried at historic Savannah Memorial Park. Note he was born in 1800. Even at the end of the war, he would only have been 14 years old.

Veterans' Day Flags in Savannah Cemetery

I spent about a small part of Saturday morning with friends, walking in a cemetery, placing American flags at the graves and grave markers of U.S. Veterans.

Here's a picture of the grave marker of John Holt, one of two veterans of the War of 1812 who are buried in historic Savannah Memorial Park in Rosemead.

Rosemead Marijuana Lights Up a House

Is this what Cheech and Chong meant by "up in smoke"?

Boring Rosemead Politicians Can't Hold a Candle to San Gabriel Politicos

Boy, that headline's a monster: "San Gabriel mayor arrested for allegedly taking woman's purse, driving off as she clings to SUV." Sounds like a domestic dispute, not your garden variety purse snatching.

San Gabriel High School PTSA Yard Sale

San Gabriel High School PTSA has scheduled a community yard sale for Saturday, November 13, 9am - 2pm, at San Gabriel High School. Vendor slots are $10 if purchased by October 31. I've attached the vendor application form below.

Huy Fong Foods

LA Times story on the relocation of Huy Fong Foods. Seventy jobs in Rosemead will be moving to Irwindale. Probably another 100-150 will be created in Irwindale.