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April 27, 1997 | DENISE HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tawa Supermarkets, whose flagship 99 Ranch Markets is a favorite of Asian consumers throughout Southern California, got its start because a Taiwanese immigrant named Roger Chen missed the flavors of home. Chen, who moved to Orange County with his family in 1983, found himself driving to Chinatown each weekend to buy Tong I cookies, his favorite brand of soy sauce and the green vegetable tong ho (a must for Chinese hot pot).
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April 27, 1997 | DENISE HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tawa Supermarkets, whose flagship 99 Ranch Markets is a favorite of Asian consumers throughout Southern California, got its start because a Taiwanese immigrant named Roger Chen missed the flavors of home. Chen, who moved to Orange County with his family in 1983, found himself driving to Chinatown each weekend to buy Tong I cookies, his favorite brand of soy sauce and the green vegetable tong ho (a must for Chinese hot pot).
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NEWS
March 24, 1991
A citywide Economic Development Committee was set up by the City Council last week, ending a dispute that had lasted more than a year. Mayor Sabino M. Cici said the nine-member committee will hold its first meeting within a month. One of its early tasks will be to identify business opportunities in San Gabriel and ways to provide incentives to investors.
NEWS
May 9, 1991
Charles B. Kaufman, community library manager for the Hacienda Heights Library, has been named Los Angeles County Librarian of the Year. Kaufman's duties include working with support groups, educators, artists, city officials and business owners. He also speaks at schools and delivers books to the homebound and older adults. Kaufman, who lives in Covina, has served in Hacienda Heights for six years and has worked for the county public library for 18 years.
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February 21, 1988 | SUE AVERY, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of a proposed hotel complex on Valley Boulevard have dropped their lawsuit against the city and the developers because a new environmental impact report is being compiled. The opponents, Citizens for Responsible Development, had maintained that the first environmental report did not take into account the impact of the project on traffic and other developments. The city does not agree that the initial report was inadequate, said City Administrator Robert Clute.
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November 3, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that befuddled some veterans of the slow-growth war here, the City Council gave a preliminary go-ahead Tuesday to the development of a major shopping mall on the site of the former Edwards Drive-in Theater. The council exempted the $40-million project from an existing moratorium on development, in effect giving Westminster developer Roger Chen the authority to begin demolition and to continue working with city staff in preparing plans for the 220,000-square-foot project.
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May 26, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
You figure it out, says City Councilman Sabino Cici. Citizens for Responsible Development, the slow-growth group that has assumed a dominant role in the political life of the city, got started in 1987 by mounting a high-profile campaign against the proposed development of a hotel-and-restaurant complex on Valley Boulevard. There were stormy City Council meetings, lawsuits and a campaign for a ballot initiative on the controversial plan for the 11.5-acre Edwards Drive-In Theater site.
NEWS
October 21, 1988
The problems the world faces today are many, but they may be of little consequence when compared to those that might be faced by the next generation. Thus, Hot Topics asks: "What will be the Earth's major concern in the year 2000?" "Population--the world will be overcrowded, and the food supply and water supply won't stretch to cover all the people." Jennifer Waier, 15, sophomore, Brea-Olinda "Air pollution--there is too much smog, and the ozone layer is getting worse and worse."
NEWS
April 28, 1989
Every now and then, homework doesn't get done. Either there is not enough time, you forget or you just plain don't feel like doing it. But you can't say that to your teacher when he or she asks for it the next day, so Hot Topics wonders: "What is the most creative excuse you have ever used for not turning in a homework assignment?" "My dog ate my homework; it wasn't funny though, because my dog really did eat it." Becky Williams, 16, junior, Bethel Baptist "I had to go to a million places."
NEWS
December 9, 1988
You're too old for Barbie dolls and Tonka trucks, but too young for vacuum cleaners and striped ties. As a teen-ager, you're at an age that makes it impossible for your mom and dad to buy you just the right Christmas gift. As a public service for shoppers everywhere--and to keep your parents from wandering up and down aisles and in and out of stores muttering to themselves--Hot Topics asks: "Specifically, what's the hottest gift you could get for Christmas?"
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May 27, 1989 | ASHLEY DUNN, Times Staff Writer
Norman Hsu remembers his first impressions of Monterey Park when he came to this country from Indonesia in 1979. Bustling streets, Chinese shops, the sound of Mandarin and Cantonese being spoken on the street. Hsu was struck by its similarity to his hometown of Pancoran, a Chinese enclave in Jakarta. But he also found relentless traffic, crime and a lack of peace among the races--also reminders of life in Indonesia. He decided to settle about 10 miles east of there in Hacienda Heights instead.
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