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David Reynoso of the Baldwin Park Police Department. Though Reynoso has worked in Baldwin Park for 25 years and lives in that city, he is hardly an outsider in El Monte. Tomas-Castro is particularly worried that as El Monte is in the process of selecting a new tow company, Reynoso will bring in Baldwin Park's controversial company Royal Coaches. But City Council members praised the selection of Reynoso and said they aren't concerned about Baldwin Park's checkpoint controversy. "I am going to have to take an inventory first," he said.
EL MONTE >> Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed an employee at a business last weekend. At about 3:10 p.m. on March 21, a Hispanic male entered the Multiwear Corporation located in the 2500 block of Durfee Avenue, asking for donations, according to an El Monte Police Department release sent Thursday. Before leaving the location, the suspect takes his hand out from his waist band, shakes the victim's hand, and says "God bless you," the release said.
Vilaubi beat out 10 others to win the title during the 67th annual pageant held last week by the La Habra Host Lions Club. She will also serve as queen of the annual Corn Festival later this year. A combination of Vilaubi's interviewing skills and her 10 years of involvement with the Boys & Girls Club of La Habra made her stand out from the rest of the competitors, said Sandy Singer, the pageant's executive director and a longtime member of the La Habra Host Lions Club. "This is more than a crown and a sash," Singer said.
A San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge has forced Fontana Water Co. Fontana Water and its parent company said they will appeal the decision. That fourth well, F-49A, was operated at a rate of 2,000 gallons per minute year-around as the result of an agreement with the county of San Bernardino, as a way to remediate groundwater pollution from the county's nearby Mid-Valley sanitary landfill, he said. The pollution level for volatile organic compounds in well F-49A are below state and federal maximum contaminate levels, Newcombe wrote.
Is it better to have won and then lost the lottery than to have never won at all? A Southern California man bought a California Lottery Powerball ticket and lost it, only to discover that it was worth over a million dollars. Like most of us, Hung Nguyen of South El Monte, Calif., bought a lottery ticket and quickly forgot about it.
A $1 million winning Powerball ticket that was sold in Rosemead in Sept. The winning ticket was purchased at Rosemead Supermarket, located at 8815 East Valley Boulevard. A mechanic at a El Monte auto repair shop reportedly attempted to claim the prize at the Lottery's Santa Fe Springs District Office, but he was not in physical possession of the winning ticket, according to Lottery spokesman Russ Lopez. "It's unfortunate that we were not able to locate the winning ticket, as we always strive to connect winners with their prizes," said Lopez.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are looking for a female state prison inmate who walked away from an El Monte residential treatment facility on Friday. Breana Armstard, 23, had been participating in the Alternative Custody Program at the El Monte Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program facility since January 5 and was due to parole on April 15. ACP is a voluntary program developed for female non-violent, non-serious and non-registerable sex offense inmates which allows them to serve up to the last 24 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison.
A 16-year-old Arroyo High School student was arrested after posting a threat he allegedly made against two faculty members on Twitter, El Monte Police said Friday. School officials said they learned that the unidentified student posted a threat on Thursday morning around 9:40 a.m. while he was in class. Police said the unspecified threat named two Arroyo High teachers as his intended targets. Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to call the El Monte Police Department Watch Commander 580-2109.
A fruit tree is adjusted into its new home, as first-graders name the sapling Isabella Pom Pom Roly Poly. "We want to give a legacy of health, not diabetes and heart disease," says Christina Boman, principal at El Monte Elementary School. Isabella Pom Pom Roly Poly's bare roots get a dusting of potassium-rich rhizomycelium before she's covered with dirt. For Bella Peck, 8 1/2, it was grapes. It's a sensory experience," she says. El Monte youth are taught that "unless get involved in taking care of the planet, no one else will," Molino explains.
Updated by Farley Elliott on Mar 10, 2015, 2:47p Share Tweet Share A great breakfast burrito can be as divisive as it is delicious. How hungover did you get the night before? There are so many moving parts, truly picking the best breakfast burrito seems an impossible, and highly personal, task. Here instead are 36 of the best, from all around the county. There are beachy options in Malibu and Redondo Beach, low key joints in Downey and Sierra Madre, and even a breakfast star hidden away in Beverly Hills. Just don't ever skimp on the salsa.
EL MONTE >> Officers arrested a woman after finding an estimated 500 marijuana plants growing in a house Monday. - ¢ Photos: Marijuana grow house in El Monte A woman who was at the residence was taken into custody. He didn't know yet if the woman owns the home. Guan Jiao Liao, 58, of El Monte was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and theft of electricity. - ¢ Video: El Monte police find over 500 plants in a grow house Williams said the house had been converted to grow marijuana plants with hydroponic equipment and artificial lighting.
SOUTH EL MONTE >> A man in a wheelchair pepper sprayed another man during a failed robbery Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The crime took place just before 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Alberto's Mexican Food, 2740 Rosemead Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. James Long said. A Latino man in his 20s who was using a wheelchair approached the victim, a man in his 30s, and asked for money, Long said. Long said the robber got into a Honda Civic, with the wheelchair, and drove off. A Latina woman was riding as a passenger.
Irella Perez will go from leading a 600-student elementary school in Inglewood to heading up the nearly 10,000 student high school district. Perez is currently principal of Bennett-Kew Elementary School in Inglewood Unified School District. She will take the reins in El Monte March 18. Perez's own personal background was also a selling point. Born in Nicaragua, she moved to Los Angeles when she was 15. Like 22 percent of students in El Monte Union, Perez was an English-language learner during her years at Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles.
"The town I live in is lonely. Rock and roll had grown popular with white youth, and LAPD Chief William H. Parker and the Los Angeles City Council cracked down on integrated dances, so promoters like Laboe looked elsewhere in the county; thus began his relationship with El Monte, which allowed teenagers to dance freely together, and its El Monte Legion Stadium. So lonely I could cry. Adam Vine is president of Wake The Beast and executive director of I Vote, two Los Angeles-based non-profits that use media to engage young people.