Eleanor Olvera checks out corn husks at La Villita, an importer-exporter of Mexican food products, at the retail section of the South El Monte warehouse on Thursday. Eleanor's 85-year-old mother has passed down the holiday tamale making to the Olveras.
When it opens in 2015, the Hilton will become El Monte's first full-service hotel since the city was incorporated in 1912. "The current interest in development is the most I've seen in 14 years with the city," said Minh Thai, El Monte's economic development director. San Gabriel could add two more hotels along Valley Boulevard in addition to the Hilton built there in 2005. The Hilton's developer plans to use up to $26 million in EB-5 funds, and the other hotel project, called the Flair Spectrum, is also considering using visa dollars.
The school board was forced to hire a new firm last week. "We are confident she is able to hold down the fort while this process plays out," board president Maria-Elena Talamantes said. Under her contract, the district is paying her $1,000 a day, for a total of no more than $40,000. The equivalent of 18 months pay. All other meetings will be held in the district's school board room, 3537 Johnson Ave, El Monte. The public is invited to offer input through an online survey available on the district's website this week Tuesday through Friday.
The retired San Dimas couple were too excited about what the next day would bring. Mrs. Cho prayed, and she thought about preparing a second casserole, just in case one of her guests didn't care for kimchi jjigae.
PASADENA >> A Rowland Heights man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for throwing the punch that killed a Marine reservist during a dispute in Old Pasadena. A Pasadena Superior Court jury on Nov. 3 convicted Fernando Sabino Ramirez, 26, of involuntary manslaughter and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.
Supervisor Gloria Molina has represented East Los Angeles on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors for 23 years. The 66-year-old is being forced from office by term limits, but she doesn't plan to retire.
EL MONTE >> Police will be serving lunch to donors who bring toys to the El Monte Police Department's Code 3 Toy Drive Saturday, officials said. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the El Monte Police Department, 11333 Valley Blvd., organizers said in a written statement.
People who want to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act , or want to receive Medi-Cal, can learn more about their insurance options at a newly opened enrollment center at Paseo Colorado. The Cover LA Health Insurance Enrollment Shop will be open during the state open enrollment period, which runs through Feb. 15. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, was in Pasadena on Nov. 12 to kick off the agency's nine-day enrollment tour of the state.
The 5-city San Gabriel Valley regional bike plan is currently making its way through a complicated series of city approvals. Two important bike plan hearings are taking place tonight in the cities of El Monte and Monterey Park.
Miriam Lopez, left, Faby Jacome and Dulce Saavedra are brought to tears as they watch President Obama's immigration address. His executive action created a pathway of opportunity for millions -- as well as a new opening for scam artists.
Reiko, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was injured in a shootout between West Covina police and a murder suspect in the 1500 block of West Elgenia Street in West Covina. WEST COVINA >> A murder suspect shot and wounded a police dog, then was fatally shot by West Covina police Sunday night, authorities said.