Rosemead News

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

MC Gill Corporation Supports Savannah Cemetery

The M.C. Gill Corporation presented the Savannah Pioneer Cemetery with a check for $8,000 to support the historic cemetery and help balance Savannah's books for the current year.

More scenes from the cemetery

Walking through the cemetery yesterday, I saw a headstone, adorned with flowers. Coming closer, I noticed that the day before was the woman's birthday. Someone (probably one of her children or grandchildren) had stopped by to place flowers on her grave for her birthday.

Fight Club

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Los Angeles Times story today about a fight club in South San Gabriel. Apparently, the losers were banished to McDonald's.

High-End Hotel in Rosemead?

Related to Barr Lumber, the city council recently signaled their wish that a high-end hotel or a "big box retailer" come to Rosemead, either at the Barr Lumber site or at the Auto Auction site (Garvey, about two blocks west of San Gabriel).

Barr Lumber Still Vacant

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Remember when I blogged about how I thought the Barr Lumber site would remain vacant for a really long time? Well, it's seven months later, and nothing's changed.

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.