Firefighters discovered a body while fighting a blaze at a business in South El Monte on Saturday morning, officials said. At around 5:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Robert Diaz. While they were putting out the blaze, firefighters found a body, Diaz said. Diaz said it wasn't known whether the person died before or after the blaze began. One firefighter suffered minor burns at the scene and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released, Diaz said.
Investigators believe that two El Monte gang members shot a Baldwin Park man in his yard Monday night and were the ones who also scrawled the name of a gang into the wall of the residence. The acronym for an El Monte gang along with a curse word above the acronym for a Baldwin Park gang were written on a fence that faces Earl Avenue. Detectives had arrested two Baldwin Park men on Tuesday in connection with the case but later determined they weren't involved in the shooting, according to Cotter. He said the men were to be released Thursday.
JOURNEY - The Story of Lorenzo Alfredo, co-written by Emmanuel Deleage and Lorenzo Alfredo and directed by Emmanuel Deleage . The production will be presented on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street - June 7, 2015. Will their optimism and strong work ethic be enough to forge a better destiny? Understudies include: Erick Chajon as Rosa, Children, Ensemble. He is hosts "El show del escobazo" on the Internet station Radio Caliente, on Friday and Sunday mornings. The Exhibit will run from April 24 - June 13, 2015.
A freeway was partially closed near El Monte early Tuesday after a big rig overturned and spilled diesel over the road. The truck overturned on the westbound 60 east of the 605 at Avocado Heights just before 1 a.m, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. Two lanes are closed due after 30 gallons of fuel spilled over the freeway, while the northbound 605 to the westbound 60 transition road is also shut. Firefighters and CHP personnel were using shovels to put dirt on the spill.
EL MONTE>> City leaders have been looking forward to a new hotel and outlet mall coming to the area near Flair Plaza. El Monte residents are outraged, saying the city is too often the "dumping ground" for such unwanted facilities. The new facilities, at 9349 Telstar Ave. "They have sovereignty," Gomez said. One in El Monte and one somewhere in the West San Gabriel Valley, Bingham said. The deputy chief said there is no evidence, even anecdotally, that the other AB109 offices have caused crime to increase in the communities where they are located.
EL MONTE >> Police arrested a teacher at Columbia Elementary School in El Monte Friday on suspicion of showing pornographic images to children in a classroom, authorities said. Jeff Minh Ha, 42, was booked for exhibiting harmful matter in the presence of a minor, a felony, according to El Monte police officials and Los Angeles County booking records. El Monte City School District officials were fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation, Chao said. Ha was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail pending his initial court appearance, records show.
San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators on Thursday, April 16, uprooted an indoor marijuana growing operation that had been operating in Phelan as long as six years and arrested a man, a news release said. A citizen told the sheriff's narcotics division about suspicious activity at a residence in the 2900 block of Joshua Road in the rural High Desert community. Nhan Kinh Tang, 58, of El Monte in Los Angeles County, was arrested as he attempted to leave in a car.
Even their take-out operation is busy. As for the food, it's difficult to categorize the type of cuisine Yeh whips out; his menu is a hodgepodge of all different sorts of Chinese and Taiwanese dishes. Just one sip and you can tell the broth has been stewing for hours. The ever-popular beef roll is on the menu too, along with fried fish with seaweed and wonderfully seasoned fish and leek dumplings. "He just wants to make food that he thinks is tasty," Ha says. Ahgoo's Kitchen, 10053 Valley Blvd., Suite 5, El Monte; 455-0930 Want more L.A.
EL MONTE -- Police are searching for a group of suspects who were caught on camera savagely beating a bicyclist in El Monte. The 36-year-old victim was riding his bicycle on Elliot Avenue near Tyler Avenue around midnight April 6, when the attack suspected by police as random occurred. "Somebody was beaten and stabbed just for riding a bicycle on the street," El Monte police Sgt. Roger Cobian said. The victim's identity has not been released. Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact El Monte police.
The bicyclist, a 36-year-old South El Monte man, remains in the hospital. The man tried to run but was caught at the southwest corner of Elliott and Continental avenues. The car was described as a 2013 or 2014 gray or black 4-door Honda Civic. Police found the victim after a resident flagged down an officer to report a man lying prone in the street. Luna said the weapon used in the attack hasn't been recovered. Anyone with information about the suspects or the case is asked to call the El Monte Police watch commander at 626-580-2109.
Lu told jurors that he and the tourists arrived in Las Vegas from Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 2010, and that the passengers spent the night at the Riviera Hotel. "I felt that the vehicle was leaning toward the side of the road," Lu said, testifying with the help of a Mandarin-language interpreter. The Chinese-American tour guide called for emergency help, which arrived in about 10 to 20 minutes, Lu said. A second tour guide, 54-year-old Rong Xiang Cheng, was escorting the passengers on a nationwide trip and was among those seriously hurt, Lira said.
Wells had been shut down due to either perchlorate or nitrate contamination, or both, said Rick Ruiz, a spokesman. An additional two wells were inoperable due to low water levels, Ruiz said. Fontana Water has installed perchlorate treatment systems on two wells so that they can be part of the 25 active wells in the system at this time, Ruiz said. Among the four wells Foster ordered closed was F-49, which Fontana Water drilled years ago for the county. That case is still in the discovery stage, officials say.
EL MONTE >> At a time when police agencies throughout the nation are under heightened scrutiny, El Monte's new Police Chief David Reynoso says ethical policing and community relations are the keys to fostering trust in law enforcement. A positive relationship between police officials and the communities they serve is not automatic, said Reynoso, 48, who was sworn in as El Monte's top cop last week. "The public expects a lot from us. "When I saw this opportunity, I could not pass up the chance to be part of the process," Reynoso said.
EL MONTE >> A 21-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in an assault in El Monte, police said Friday. The attack occurred near the intersection of Cogswell Road and Magnolia Street at around 10:45 p.m. Friday, El Monte Police Department Lt. The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Lowry.
EL MONTE - Two men walked up to German Palacios outside an El Monte market the night of June 14, 2012. Noah Akuna, 27, of Pomona faces 53 years to life in prison while Frank Escalante, 27, of El Monte could get 83 years to life at their June 12 sentencing in Pomona Superior Court. Deputy District Attorney Robert Serna said in Akuna's home detectives found a copy of a 2008 Tribune story on Palacios' arrest after a standoff in El Monte. He said Dominguez will be sentenced to 14 years and eight months and Sanchez to 15 years.