The El Monte Police Department held a news conference Wednesday morning, where officials lit fireworks, like the loud watermelon explosion, to show how dangerous they can be. "Over the past few years, there has been overwhelming resident concern over the use of illegal fireworks, which has led to serious injuries, property fires and an overburdened El Monte Police Department," said a spokeswoman for the El Monte Police Department. This year, El Monte police are offering $50 a tip for information about illegal fireworks use.
The advocacy group Compassion & Choices on Tuesday visited the offices of three Latino Catholic Assemblymen: Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles; Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina; and Freddie Rodriguez, D-Chino. About 30 people stood outside the West Covina district office Tuesday chanting "SB 128! "Every six months, every year, there are new discoveries in cancer-saving institutions. Gomez could not be reached for comment. After all the work of earning his master's in sociology while coping with brain cancer, his main fear is to die dumb and alone.
"Let them know these are projects Southern California has ready to go," Napolitano told the water managers. At a tour of the San Gabriel Coastal Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera, Huffman learned this was one of the few places that accepts storm-water runoff, recycled water and imported water. The project will wean the WRD off imported water. Their latest project comes at a time when levels of the underground aquifers are falling, reaching lows not seen in 50 years, according to a May engineering report.
Banks: Financial markets are closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Some banks will be open Friday and closed Saturday, some will be closed days. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service is open on Friday and closed on Saturday. Will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Puente Hills Transit store will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The customer hotline at 1-800-RIDE-INFO will be open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Regular weekend schedules are in effect on Saturday, July 4. The Claremont, El Monte, Pomona and West Covina Transit Stores will be closed.
Although Saum is in hospice and is given palliative care, he said he deals with excruciating headaches every day and sometimes spends much of his days vomiting. I love life despite the pain, but the thing is I don't have a choice in the matter," Saum said. Prior to getting "a death sentence," Saum was having the time of his life, he said. And most of the people who ask for physician-assisted suicide are not in pain," Doctor said. He had a "funeral party" in November, went to Disneyland on Tuesday and is more than ready now, he said.
LOS ANGELES -- Authorities are trying to determine if there's a link between a shooting and the discovery of a dead man inside a car near a Southern California freeway. City News Service says a 20-year-old man was found in the overturned car Friday night near a State Route 60 onramp in South El Monte. Authorities say it appears the car rolled and the driver fled, leaving behind the dead passenger and two guns. The Sheriff's Department is trying to determine whether the people in the car might have been in a fight with the shooting victim.
The dispute that appeared to have triggered that slaying Friday night in Lancaster began when a motorist struck and injured a dog, authorities said. "We have reports that there was some sort of altercation on the roadway in Pico !Rivera] between the two vehicles," Lewandowski said. In the third case, a South L.A. "We have no witnesses other than folks who heard gunshots," Lewandowski said of the shooting in the 8600 block of Mary Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 890-5500.
SOUTH EL MONTE -- Police are investigating a rollover crash on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte as a possible homicide. The crash happened on the north Rosemead on-ramp onto the eastbound 60 Freeway Friday night. A 20-year-old man died in the crash, which investigators believe may have occurred after a car-to-car shooting. Further information was not immediately available.
A man died in a rollover crash following a suspected car-to-car shooting in South El Monte late Friday. The victim is believed to have been shot before crashing on the eastbound 60 Freeway on-ramp at Rosemead Boulevard at around 9:55 p.m, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. The man, believed to be in his early 20s, died at the scene. Another occupant of the vehicle was in a critical condition, according to the California Highway Patrol. LASD homicide detectives are investigating the death.
A 20-year-old man died Friday night whenÂ his car overturned in a crash that closed the northbound Rosemead onramp to the eastbound 60 Freeway in El Monte. Officer Tony Polizzi of the California Highway Patrol said the roadsÂ were closed at 10:09 p.m. following the single-vehicle accident. He did not identify the driver and saidÂ the exact location where the accident occurred was unknown. Los Angeles County firefighters pronounced the driver dead at the scene.
A police cruiser was stolen while officers chased a suspect in El Monte late Thursday. The lawmen gave chase to a man on a bicycle when responding to a burglary call on the 9600 block of Telstar Avenue at around 11 p.m, an El Monte Police Department spokesman said. While they eventually caught the man after he fell off his bike and attempted to run away, when they came back they found their cruiser had disappeared. An El Monte PD helicopter found the vehicle parked on the shoulder of the Stewart Street eastbound 10 Freeway onramp.
Chico >> A Highway 32 widening project more than decade in the making is drawing closer to completion of its first phase. Brendan Ottoboni, acting director of public works engineering, said this week that about a month remains to complete the project's the initial components. Knife River Construction of Chico is doing the $3 million project for Caltrans, and one-way-traffic controls are in effect 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected. The traffic controls will be extended to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Comments of the radio call identified the suspect as Raul Martinez and advised that the suspect had battered his wife and possibly under the influence of methamphetamine. During the pursuit, Martinez called the California Highway Patrol via 911 and advised he had a gun in his lap and was suicidal. Martinez was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground where he was taken into custody without further incident. Paramedics with Los Angeles County Fire Department Rescue responded, rendered medical aid, and transported Martinez to a local hospital.
Although Saum is in hospice and is given palliative care, he said he deals with excruciating headaches every day and sometimes spends much of his days vomiting. I love life despite the pain, but the thing is I don't have a choice in the matter," Saum said. Prior to getting "a death sentence," Saum was having the time of his life, he said. And most of the people who ask for physician-assisted suicide are not in pain," Doctor said. He had "funeral party" in November, went to Disneyland on Tuesday and is more than ready now, he said.
But we're also willing to admit our mistakes. And for that reason I have come to you today to correct an error made in these pages. The story told of the death in Pomona the day before of Petra Alcantara Bermudez Mora who had lived to the extraordinary age of 122 years. "In the San Gabriel mission, yellowing with age and worded in the phraseology of the time, is the record of the confirmation of Petra Bermudez," wrote the Evening Herald. During her life, she lived in San Gabriel, El Monte and finally Spadra, in western Pomona.