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 choicesĀ 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.
Pasadena Happy Hour Week runs from March 1 through March 14. But, that's the Pasadena Way. Here's what it said: " - < - Get Happy' during the annual Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week from Sunday, March 1, through Saturday, March 14, at participating restaurants, bars, and lounges. Not sure how that's special? Let the chamber explain, "taste the difference premium alcohol makes!" I'll pass. Sounds too much like a campaign promise. Frank Girardot is the senior editor of the San Gabriel Valley news Group and the editor of the Pasadena Star-News.
- History could be in the making during Tuesday's election in Cudahy. If elected, 18-year-old Adam Ochoa would be the youngest council member in Cudahy City Council history -- in addition to the youngest in the California and perhaps in the nation. Barely legal, Ochoa is also graduating from California State University Northridge this year with a double major in Political Science and Economics. Copyright 2015 FOX 11 Los Angeles | Download our mobile app for breaking news alerts | Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube .
Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., with a couple of exceptions. Voting will close at 7 p.m. in Azusa and La Mirada. Turnout is likely to be low, predicted Barbara Stone, professor emeritus of political science at Cal State Fullerton. Mayor Joseph Romero Rocha is unopposed. ļ¬ La Mirada : Seven candidates, including the father of a council member, are running for three seats on the council. ļ¬ Los Angeles Community College : Thirteen candidates are seeking four seats for the Board of Trustees. ļ¬ San Dimas : Mayor Curtis Morris is unopposed.
Will be at 11 a.m. and include members of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. The facility is near a retail shopping center and will provide storage to the San Gabriel Valley communities of Alhambra, Monterey Park and South Pasadena. A-1 Self Storage is a division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 5 million square feet of real estate.
It's been, as it has been for the last few years now, a great year for coffee in L.A. 500 N. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park; 872-6302 8. After opening G&B Coffee, they opened Go Get Em Tiger, and G&B Coffee is terrific for all the same reasons that Go Get Em Tiger is terrific -- there's that long, standing counter; the consistently excellent tea and coffee, including a fantastic espresso milkshake -- but there's something about this specific stand that's so completely unlike Go Get Em Tiger that it deserves a spot on its own.
The show runs Friday and Saturday only. Oscar winner: In a roundup of Oscar winners in the Feb. 24 Calendar section, the caption with a photo of the winners for animated feature misidentified Chris Williams of "Big Hero 6" as Chris Hilland. Monterey Park: In the Feb. 24 California section, an article about demographics in Monterey Park's City Council elections misidentified resident Terry De Wolfe as the co-president of the Monterey Park Democratic Club. He is the co-president of Concerned Citizens of Monterey Park.
MONTEREY PARK >> If money could buy votes, Stephen Lam, Anthony Wong and Teresa Real Sebastian would crush the other three competitors in Monterey Park's City Council race. Mitchell Ing, Delario Manuel Robinson and Joe Avila are also vying for the three open seats in the March 3 election . Interestingly, Wong gave opponent Lam $3,000. An individual, not the restaurant, donated money to his campaign, Lam said, and the price tag was so high because more than 500 people attended the event. "I need support from the community.
MONTEREY PARK >> Coroner's officials have released the name of a 33-year-old Maywood man who died in a fiery two-car crash last week. Few details regarding the circumstances of the crash have been released. California Highway Patrol officials responded to numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a crash between a 2003 Infiniti and a 1982 Toyota, "with vehicles fully engulfed in flames," CHP officials said in a written statement. The cause of the crash was under investigation by the CHP's East Los Angeles office.
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Unprecedented demographic change is old news for Monterey Park. Since the 1980s, the city has been hailed by academics and journalists as a new kind of American suburb shaped by the ebbs and flows of global immigration. But with a population that is 67% Asian, 27% Latino and 5% white, race is "always on everyone's mind", said Delario Robinson, an African American candidate. There are more than a dozen Asian American majority cities in the state, Lai said. "I've always supported whomever I thought was the best candidate," De Wolfe said.
MONTEREY PARK -- Police sought the public's help Saturday in locating the hit-and-run driver who allegedly struck a California Highway Patrol cruiser, which caught on fire. According to the CHP, around 2:00 a.m. two officers were driving on the eastbound 10 freeway, when they noticed an abandoned vehicle just east of the Peck Avenue exit. No other injuries were reported. Police explained the Eclipse should have significant front end damage sustained in the crash. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact CHP at 980-4600.
MONTEREY PARK - Police arrested a woman Thursday for allegedly stealing about $250 from an 86-year-old fellow bingo player at the senior center two weeks ago. Maricela Bracamontes, 53, of Bell Gardens was booked on suspicion of felony elder abuse. Bracamontes went to the senior center Thursday and left the victim's wallet with the credit cards at a pay phone before heading to the police station, Montoya said. According to booking records, Bracamontes is being held at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood on $50,000 bail.
Most Asian immigrants who are eligible have not. Chinese immigrant youth were even more absent. Since Obama announced in November that he was expanding his signature immigration initiative to include deportation protections for a broader group of childhood arrivals, and up to 4 million immigrant parents of U.S.-born children, advocates have been scrambling to make sure Asians are better represented. One is the sheer size of the Latino immigrant population. And some Asian immigrants may have other forms of relief available to them.