December 16, 1990
A bid to increase the salability of a lot containing a vacant Gemco department store, a Unocal service station and 771 empty parking spaces has won City Council approval. The council Tuesday voted unanimously approve an application by the landowner, La Puente-Beverly Road Assn., to divide the lot into three parcels, one large and two small.
October 25, 1990
About 1,000 people, most of them kindergarten through sixth-grade pupils, attended a Safety Belt Checkpoint and Traffic Safety Fair last week. The fair's high point was a brief appearance by two seat belt commercial stars, crash dummies Vince and Larry, said Sheriff's Sgt. Bob Wilson of the Industry substation. "The kids recognized them immediately from their television commercials and mobbed them," he said.
May 29, 1986
Teachers and classified employees in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District are to be paid a one-time bonus plus a raise from state lottery funds, according to an agreement reached with the district. Dave Dowling, the district's assistant superintendent for personnel, said bonuses will equal 3% of salaries for the 1985-86 academic year and a 2.5% raise will go into effect in July.
December 23, 1993
In an effort to meet state recycling requirements, the City Council has voted to give a single trash hauler an eight-year contract for garbage pickup and recycling in La Puente. Valley Vista Disposal, an Industry-based trash hauler, bid lower than the Baldwin Park division of multinational conglomerate Waste Management Inc. The firm will help the city meet a state law that requires 25% of trash to be diverted away from landfills by 1995 and 50% by 2000, say city officials.
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May 5, 1993
More than 4,000 videotaped movies and blanks, plus 26 videocassette recorders, were seized by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who stumbled upon an alleged video pirating operation in a La Puente garage. The tapes included first-run action movies, some with Disney and Paramount studio labels, investigators said Tuesday. Deputies discovered the operation while investigating what they thought was a burglary in progress at 8:50 p.m.
August 9, 1990 |
When he won election four months ago to the La Puente City Council, Edward L. Chavez was thrilled. But when Chavez announced he would keep his seat on the Bassett Unified School Board, a post he had held since 1987, the president of the Bassett school board was less than thrilled. Now, saying it creates a conflict of interest for Chavez to wear both hats, board President Hector Varela wants the state attorney general's office to rule on whether Chavez must step down from the school board.
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August 26, 2008 |
Eddie Perez Romero, the La Puente pastor who was taken into custody near Tiananmen Square during a human rights protest, has been ordered out of the country by Chinese authorities and put aboard a San Francisco-bound airplane, his daughter said Monday. "We know he is flying into San Francisco and from there he's going to try and take a Southwest flight into L.A.," said his daughter, Sarah Yetter. She said she expected him to arrive in Los Angeles today in the late afternoon or early evening.
October 13, 1994 |
A La Puente councilman was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly hit two cars in the parking lot of a City of Industry bar. Charles H. Storing, a 29-year veteran of the La Puente City Council, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. as he was leaving the Playboy Lounge, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Bob Binkley said. As he was attempting to leave the parking lot, Storing allegedly backed his gray 1985 four-door Ford into a parked car then drove forward and hit a second car.
January 24, 1993
The reward stands at $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers who fatally stabbed a local man who surprised them during a holdup. Ernesto Layva, 41, died Dec. 20 in his home in the 15400 block of La Vecinas Drive, sheriff's spokeswoman Benita Hinojos said. Robbers forced their way into the home at gunpoint, tied up Layva's wife and daughter, and ransacked the home, Hinojos said. Layva was stabbed after surprising the robbers in the home.
July 15, 1993
Los Angeles City Atty. James Hahn has filed criminal charges against a La Puente woman for illegally selling prescription drugs after state investigators found steroids and other drugs in her Boyle Heights shop, officials said. Maria Melania Ibarra, 36, who operates a shop known as "Miscelanea," faces seven counts of violating the city Health and Safety Code and the Business and Professional Code, said Deputy City Atty. Fay Chu.