Rosemead News

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

Oh, goody! Something else worry about!

Killer mosquitoes!

Of course, even if there were no "Tiger Mosquitoes," it's always a good idea to eliminate standing water and those regular mosquitoes, which still bite and still can be vectors for other diseases.

"Asian" District Attracts Next Generation of Would-be Assembly Members

Story in today's Tribune about the maneuvering to win the right to represent the west San Gabriel Valley in the state assembly. Friends old and new are mentioned getting into and getting out of this race, even though the filing period doesn't open until February. For now, it's the "money primary."

"Greening" San Gabriel Blvd

The SGV Journal reports that a "greening" project along San Gabriel Blvd north of Grand Ave is now underway.

SGV Journal Story on Savannah Cemetery

The SGV Journal reports that Savannah Cemetery is getting closer on winning state historical site status.

Candidates File for Local School Boards

The filing deadline has ended, and some familiar names are running for elected office. In the Garvey School District, incuments Henry Lo and Janet Chin are running for reelections. They are being challenged by Jason Otis and John Nuñez.

In the Rosemead School District, incuments Randy Cantrell and Ron Esquivel are running for reelection, and are being challenged by Qui Nguyen.

Judy Chu Running in the West

With redistricting shifting district boundaries, Judy Chu has announced she will run for the new West San Gabriel Valley district that will include Rosemead, San Gabriel, Temple City, San Marino, Monterey Park, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, and parts of South Pasadena and Pasadena. It's the most Asian-leaning of the area congressional districts, and would include her home in Monterey Park.

We're Number One!

Or, at least, our city council is Number One -- When it comes to compensation. Take a look at this table, from the LA Times. Over $44,000 a year for a part-time job!