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Rosemead is a power base?

San Gabriel Valley Tribune story claims surrogates of Judy Chu lobbied the redistricting commission to create a more favorable district for her.

Freeway Open; Bridge Closed

The Pomona Freeway has been mostly open since Saturday afternoon. There are apparently still nightly closures going on as the Paramount bridge is completely demolished. However, it has no effect on rush hour commutes.

Access to the Montebello Mall is still possible from the north, via San Gabriel Blvd, and the south, via Montebello Blvd.

Power Outages

If you're still in the dark but have Internet access, you can track the progress on turning the power back on at this web site, which is the
SCE Outage Center webpage.

Upper San Gabriel River Watershed Study Released

Short AP blurb on the Tribune website, although it suggests the area under study is a "wilderness."

The National Park Service newsletter describing the draft report is here.

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.

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.