MONTEREY PARK -- A funeral will be held Thursday for a man allegedly murdered by former LAPD Officer Henry Solis. Investigators believe Solis and Salome Rodriguez Jr. Solis, who worked for the Los Angeles Police Department since June 2014, was linked to the crime from evidence left at the scene. Federal officials say his father, Victor Solis, drove him to El Paso, Texas and dropped him off at a bus station. The service will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 532 South Atlantic Blvd., prior to a burial in Monterey Park.
Chengdu Pot is a part of the "Old Chengdu Hot Pot" franchise, which has a numerous branches throughout China, and in Taipei, London, and even New Zealand. With the much hyped opening of Jiouding Hotpot last month, Sichuan hot pot fever is reaching new heights in Los Angeles. 1530 S. San Gabriel Blvd. Restaurant to have opened so far in 2015. Then again, you'll also find also find xiao long bao on the specials menu. Much like the previous tenant Fortune BBQ, Sunny Shine focuses on Cantonese BBQ. Fortune BBQ had been at the location for over 15 years.
In considering options, the council reviewed ordinances currently in place in Berkeley, Monterey Park and Pasadena. The laws ranged from requiring replacement of dead vegetation within three days to deterring property owners from using unconventional security methods such as boarding up windows. The council was mixed on how to address residential properties but agreed the goal would be to work collaboratively with all owners to ensure a level of investment is made to prevent a property from deteriorating into an eyesore.
A six-story DoubleTree by Hilton could be the first of three hotels to break ground on the North Atlantic Boulevard corridor. Alhambra Mayor Gary Yamauchi said he is glad Monterey Park consulted with Alhambra about its hotel projects. Tara Schultz, Alhambra assistant city manager, wrote a letter in February thanking Monterey Park officials for addressing local traffic concerns. "The residents and the city continue to have great concerns regarding the potential parking impacts to the neighborhood once the project is completed," Schultz wrote.
MONTEREY PARK >> One person was taken to the hospital with possibly serious injuries after a car hit a pedestrian Monday evening, police officials said. The crash was reported at 7:39 p.m. at Ynez and Garcelon avenues, Monterey Park police Lt. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital by ambulance, but no further details were available.
ROSEMEAD - A man on Tuesday showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg but gave scant information on what happened, officials said. Sgt. Steve Ruiz said the sheriff's Temple Station received a call from staff at Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park at 3:13 a.m. about the injured man. The man told the hospital staff he was shot in Rosemead. He said deputies are trying to piece together what happened but believe the shooting may have occurred around 2 a.m. in the south end of the city.
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Eugene P. Ramirez The National Tactical Officers Association Doylestown, Pa. Is pleased to announce Eugene P. Ramirez as the new Legal Section Chair. NTOA Chairpersons are individuals who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in the law enforcement field in general as well as their subject matter specialty. He is an instructor on liability issues for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Basic SWAT School. He is also an instructor for the California Association of Tactical Officers . He is an approved California POST instructor.
Caltrans and Metro will hold public hearings on the 710 Freeway closure gap study: April 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Los Angeles College, Rosco Ingalls Auditorium, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park.
The Monterey Park Police Department is hoping the public can help them find a missing 79-year-old man. Chaowu Li was last seen Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m. in the 800 block of E. Emerson Avenue. The missing man is Chinese, 5 feet 19 inches tall, about 100 lbs with white hair, brown eyes. He has white spots on his skin and wears black rimmed glasses. When last seen, Chaowu was wearing a black jacket and blue slacks. Chaowu speaks Mandarin Chinese and likes to visit Chinese businesses, restaurants and supermarkets.
The votes are in: Hermosa Beach owes a Bakersfield oil company about $18 million. Monterey Park won't have the nation's first all-Asian American city council. And a veteran West Hollywood lawmaker's three-decade term may have come to an end. After the election, the council will still have one seat open. The seat was vacated by Jeffrey Prang, who was elected county assessor last year. Prang's open seat will be filled in a special election scheduled for June. Losing candidates from Tuesday's election have until the end of this week to enter the race.
The field also included incumbent Joe Santoro, Michael Allawos and Erica Landmann. During the campaign Boyer, Landmann and Allawos declared themselves to be against big developments, with Boyer having previously cited the Avalon Bay housing and retail development on Route 66 and Glendora Avenue as one of the reasons he ran for council. Nelson could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening. This article has been updated from an earlier version to correctly state that Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop in La Verne closed last year.
Even though it was a local election for a city with 61,000 residents, many eyes tuned in because Tuesday could have resulted in the nation's first all-Chinese City Council. Once called "Little Taipei," Monterey Park was the nation's first city to have a majority Asian population. Less than 1 percent of Monterey Park is black. Monterey Park is in the process of building three new hotels along the north Atlantic Boulevard corridor: Courtyard Marriott, DoubleTree and AG Hotel. I already served two terms. If I lose that's good enough for me.
MONTEREY PARK -- A cold case is warming up once again after an arrest was recently made in relation to the 2002 murder of a teenaged girl in East Los Angeles. Sheriff's investigators say Rosemary Chavira, 27, was just 15 years old when she joined other suspected gang members in a plot that led to the kidnapping, rape, and murder of her 15-year-old classmate, Brenda Sierra, in 2002. Chavira was charged Tuesday with felony murder. Anyone with information about the murder is asked to contact the Sheriff's department.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday for city council and school board elections in Los Angeles and 15 other municipalities across the region. City Council seats will be decided and voters will make choicesÂ for school board and community college district seats. Elections are also being held in Monterey Park, Manhattan Beach, West Hollywood, South Gate, Redondo Beach, the City of Commerce, La Verne, Rolling Hills, Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Azusa, San Fernando, San Gabriel and La Habra Heights. Follow @csaillant2 for more news from L.A.