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March 1, 1985
The mysterious hot tub death of a 22-year-old Whittier woman in an El Monte motel was under investigation today by police and the coroner's office. Wendy Jean Davis apparently died in the tub, and her boyfriend was found unconscious on the floor nearby Thursday afternoon. They were found in their room at the Victory Motel on Garvey Avenue by another couple who had come to visit them.
January 20, 1991
City officials have changed the location of a ceremony Saturday honoring potato chip queen Laura Scudder. The noon ceremony, originally set to take place at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Garvey Avenue, will instead be held at Langley Senior Citizens Center, 400 W. Emerson Ave. At a date to be set later, city officials will install a plaque at the intersection of Atlantic and Garvey, near the site of Scudder's original potato chip factory.
January 17, 1991
A week after the death of former Mayor Kenneth Gribble, several residents are asking that Ramona Avenue be renamed Kenny Gribble Drive. The City Council has agreed to look into the possibility of changing the street's name to honor Gribble, who died of cancer Jan. 6. He was 81. Gribble served on the council from 1966-74, and was a prominent businessman.
April 30, 1987
The City Council has rejected a developer's appeal for a zoning change that would have allowed him to build a 39-unit motel on a half-acre site near the San Bernardino Freeway. Donald Cotten proposed building the three-story motel on Garvey Avenue North on a site zoned for industrial use but slated for service and neighborhood commercial use in the city's 1985 general plan.
January 27, 2011
Hop right into the year of the rabbit at the Lunar New Year Festival in downtown Monterey Park. There will be traditional food, gift vendors, live entertainment and carnival-style roller coasters at the event to shepherd in the new year. And, of course, what's Chinese new year without the lion and dragon dancers? Downtown business district, Garvey Avenue between Garfield and Nicholson avenues. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free.
November 28, 1985
The City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve a conditional-use permit to allow a developer to remodel the closed Safeway store at Atlantic Boulevard and Garvey Avenue into a bank, five offices, a restaurant and seven stores. Councilman Cam Briglio voted against the permit, arguing that the plan called for too many little stores.
November 29, 1990
Time finally ran out Tuesday for a proposed subdivision on Edwards Avenue south of Garvey Avenue. The City Council upheld the Planning Commission's May 21 ruling against the eight-home project, despite testimony from neighbors. The neighbors said the project would bring improvements to an area plagued by drug trafficking. Owner Fun S. Psang had appealed the Planning Commission ruling and proposed widening Edwards Avenue.
October 7, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A woman who recently gave birth was found shot to death early Sunday morning on a sidewalk in Baldwin Park, deputies said. The woman, identified by authorities as Kristi Weber, 20, of Montebello, was found by a pedestrian about 5 a.m. Sunday in the 12900 block of Garvey Avenue, officials said. She was wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt, and was not carrying identification, said Deputy Richard Westin said. Medical examiners at the scene determined she had recently given birth.
September 12, 1993
Baldwin Park police served search warrants early Thursday on five motels where prostitution and drug dealing have been a problem, Sgt. Michael R. Taylor said. Officials from the Internal Revenue Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service and city Fire Department, as well as city code enforcement officials and county health officials, accompanied officers to conduct simultaneous investigations.
February 26, 1987
The city will close Hitchcock Drive where it intersects with Garvey Avenue for six months beginning Monday. City officials hope to learn whether this move will stop motorists from using Hitchcock, which cuts through a residential neighborhood, to avoid the heavily traveled intersection of Garvey Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard. City Public Works Director Terry James said that of 500 households in the area responding to a survey, half favored the closure and half opposed it.
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