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June 20, 1985
A storm drain will be installed under Del Valle Avenue, from Temple Avenue to the Puente Creek flood control channel, under a $395,985 contract awarded by county supervisors to Miramontes Construction Co. Completion is scheduled for September. Officials said Del Valle Avenue has experienced severe flooding during storms.
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SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
GIRLS' WATER POLO SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Quarterfinals, Saturday, 5 p.m. unless noted Irvine at #1 Laguna Beach, 2:15 p.m. #4 San Marcos vs. Los Alamitos at Newport Harbor, 12:30 p.m. Santa Barbara at #3 Corona del Mar #2 Foothill at Newport Harbor     DIVISION 2 Second round, Thursday Santa Margarita 26, Thousand Oaks 3 El Toro 11, King 5 Murrieta Valley 21, Orange Lutheran 9 Agoura 11,...
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October 28, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Authorities are investigating how a man whose body was found in La Puente over the weekend died. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said deputies found the man about 2 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Puente Avenue. The circumstances of how his body was found, or what condition it was in, were not immediately available Monday. The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.  While the death has not been ruled malicious, the Sheriff's Department said homicide detectives were investigating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Lauren Raab, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Sheriff's homicide detectives were in La Puente early Wednesday to investigate the stabbing death of a man.  The incident was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 15900 block of Old Valley Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately available.  According to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report, two other homicides have occurred within a mile of the Old Valley Boulevard location in the last 12 months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1996 | AL MARTINEZ
This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, and this little piggy is going to a hearing later this month in Department 37 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court for almost single-handedly destroying the image of La Puente. Whaaaaat? Well, no, I didn't know that La Puente even had an image until now, and, between the two of us, I didn't know where La Puente was until I went there. For your information, it is 18 miles east of downtown L.A., 3.
HEALTH
June 23, 2013 | By Jason Felch
A man was killed by a sheriff's deputy in La Puente on Saturday night after he appeared to reach for a gun in his waistband while fleeing on foot from a routine traffic stop. At about 9:30 p.m. the deputy pulled over a vehicle after it failed to stop at the intersection of Loukelton Street and North Ballista Avenue , said Sgt. Rich Pena of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A passenger got out of the car and ran, twice appearing to reach to his waist for a handgun, Pena said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A La Puente pastor detained by Iranian authorities after protesting outside a Tehran prison is now at a Swiss embassy and is expected to fly home soon, according to his group's website. Pastor Eddie Romero was detained Monday morning in Tehran as he protested outside Evin Prison, his daughter told reporters at a news conference. Sarah Yetter said her father went to Iran to protest the "unlawful detention" of five people she identified as Christians and human rights activists. When asked about Romero at a daily press briefing Tuesday in Washington, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said U.S. officials were "aware of the reports that a U.S. citizen has been detained in Iran" but "due to privacy considerations, have no further comment or detail at this time.
NEWS
April 7, 1988
Rep. Esteban Torres (D-La Puente) will conduct a community meeting on ground-water contamination in the San Gabriel Valley at 7 tonight at La Puente High School Theater, 15615 E. Nelson Ave. Torres said he has invited officials from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and state and regional agencies to report on what they are doing about contaminants in ground water.
NEWS
April 19, 1990
Joe V. Alderete, elected to the La Puente City Council in 1988, has been named to a one-year term as mayor. He had been the junior member on a council of longtime veterans until last week's election, when three incumbents were swept from office. "Now, I'm a veteran," Alderete, 62, said. Alderete, who was born and raised in the city, retired last year after 22 years as supervisor of operations for the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. He replaces Max E.
NEWS
June 14, 1992
A community meeting on Los Angeles County services and the proposed 1992-93 budget will be held by Supervisor Gloria Molina on Wednesday. Those who want to speak can call (213) 974-1311 or sign up at the meeting, which will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bassett Park Multi-Purpose Room, 510 N. Vineland Ave., La Puente.
NEWS
February 9, 2014 | By Julie Cart
Authorities on Sunday night identified another motorist injured in a fatal wrong-way crash on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar. Olivia Culbreath, 21, was heading east on the westbound 60 Freeway about 4:40 a.m. when her  2013 Chevrolet Camaro collided head-on with a 1998 Ford Explorer, according to the California Highway Patrol. Witnesses told CHP officers that the Camaro was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The crash left six people dead. On Sunday night, authorities identified a man injured in a third vehicle struck by the Ford Explorer: Joel Cortez, 57, of La Puente.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2014 | By Matt Stevens, Angel Jennings and Rick Rojas
A suspected drunk driver traveling in the wrong direction on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar is being blamed for a crash early Sunday that killed six people and left the driver in critical condition, authorities said. Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, was heading east on the westbound 60 Freeway about 4:40 a.m. when her red 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and a red Ford Explorer collided head on, authorities said. Witnesses said the Camaro was traveling more than 100 miles an hour. At least three women and a man were ejected from their vehicles, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Rodrigo Jimenez.
FOOD
November 30, 2013 | By Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic
Are we living in the golden age of the California taco? We may be — or at least it can seem as if we are when your tummy's full late on a Saturday night. Nobody finds it odd that Roy Choi, the local chef with the most international attention on him at the moment, became famous making Korean short rib tacos on a truck, nor that Walter Manzke, one of the half-dozen chefs in town capable of running a high-end French kitchen, opened the taquería Petty Cash. Wes Avila, who has cooked with Alain Ducasse, prepares diver scallops and Cook Pigs Ranch pork at his Guerrilla Tacos with the same care he took with those exalted ingredients at Le Comptoir.
SPORTS
November 25, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Want to know exactly how great it is to be the Dodgers these days? You can afford a $10-million insurance policy. Meet Dan Haren, insurance. And yet more evidence of how polar opposite the Guggenheim Dodgers are from the ones taken into bankruptcy by Frank McCourt. The Dodgers have agreed to terms with Haren on a one-year, $10-million deal. If he passes his physical - probably not as automatic as with most signings - he could become their fifth starter. If he pitches like he did in his last 13 games (6-3, 3.14 ERA, .224 opponents batting average)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has taken a position as a scholar in residence at Cal Poly Pomona, officials said Thursday.' Solis began this week and will guest lecture in classes, mentor students in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences and help faculty develop curriculum. A particular area of interest will be political science, Cal Poly spokesman Daniel B. Lee said. Solis received a bachelor's degree in the subject from the Pomona campus in 1979. “I look forward to being a part of this great institution, and engaging with both the faculty and students in meaningful discussions about public policy and many other important issues,” Solis said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Authorities are investigating how a man whose body was found in La Puente over the weekend died. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said deputies found the man about 2 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Puente Avenue. The circumstances of how his body was found, or what condition it was in, were not immediately available Monday. The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.  While the death has not been ruled malicious, the Sheriff's Department said homicide detectives were investigating.
NEWS
April 25, 1991
With less than 1% of its land still available for residential development, La Puente is approaching its capacity for housing construction, according to a housing analysis by city planners. The analysis projected that at most, 660 more housing units can be built on remaining undeveloped property. Based on the study, which the City Council adopted into the city's general plan Tuesday, poor people have the greatest need for new, affordable housing in La Puente.
NEWS
August 20, 1992
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the June 20 gang-related shooting death of Jose Alvarado, 30, of West Covina. The name of the suspect, a La Puente resident, was withheld because he is a minor. He was arrested at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in his home by Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide investigators. Three handguns, a rifle and a shotgun were also seized by deputies after search warrants were served at the home and other locations.
SPORTS
October 25, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
SOUTHERN SECTION CENTURY LEAGUE Esperanza 47, El Modena 0 DEL RIO LEAGUE La Serna 62, Pioneer 7 EMPIRE LEAGUE Cypress 32, Garden Grove Pacifica 31 GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE Garden Grove 49, Los Amigos 0 GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Orange 34, Loara 25 MONTVIEW LEAGUE Azusa 27, La Puente 20 MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE Citrus Valley 28, Riverside Notre Dame 14 MT. BALDY LEAGUE Montclair 21, Don Lugo 14 ...
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