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April 4, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
El Monte police shot and killed a pit bull after it attackedĀ  another dog and lunged at its owner as she tried to protect the animal, authorities said. The unidentified dog owner was walking her dog in the 11200 block of Schmidt Road about 12:30 p.m. Thursday when the pit bull leaped over a fence and bit the animal, leaving it with cuts on the head and ear, police said. Four officers, including two from the city's animal control division, responded to the scene after receiving a call for help, authorities said.
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May 3, 2009 | Hector Becerra
The boy found it hard not to think about getting bonked with a baseball as he played a game of catch with his father in a park in El Monte. It was early in the evening, but in the fast-fading light, Jose Rocha, 9, said the baseball looked like a wad of paper. "It's kind of hard to see it," the boy said in Lambert Park. Anxious to find savings as city coffers take a hit, El Monte turns off half the lights in all its parks. "We used to play till 8," the boy's father, also named Jose, said.
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July 26, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
A battle is already brewing over El Monte's effort to tax all sugary beverages sold within the city, as the City Council faced criticism from residents and business groups at its meeting Tuesday. The proposal, which is one of the first of its kind in California, would add a 1-cent tax to every ounce of "sugar sweetened" drinks sold within the city. El Monte's council members voted unanimously to place the measure on the November ballot, saying that it would provide much-needed revenue for the city government and combat the health problems caused by sodas and other sweet beverages.
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July 24, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Faced with a crippling combination of low revenues, high labor costs and decreasing funding from the state, El Monte is moving to declare a fiscal emergency and seek a tax on sugary beverages sold within the city. The moves come as the city attempts to stave off the financial problems facing a number of cities across California. So far this summer, three cities - Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes - have moved to seek bankruptcy protection, and Compton officials announced the city could run out of cash in a matter of months.
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