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June 25, 1989 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, Times Staff Writer
About 60 people gathered in the courtyard of Rosemead City Hall on Saturday to honor six who died in the Vietnam War. The ceremony may have seemed a distant echo to an era that shook the country, but relatives of the dead soldiers say the memories are still fresh. "This is a good gesture. . . . It means my son's memory will live on. But the entire occasion has brought back to me what a trying time my family and this nation went through," said Della Craig, 66, whose 20-year-old son Michael was killed in Cambodia 21 years ago. The city decided to erect the monument in 1986, more than 11 years after U.S. troops left Vietnam.
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December 28, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 16-year-old Lynwood youth was shot and killed early Tuesday in a Rosemead neighborhood just south of Interstate 10. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the youth as Danny Hermosillo. The shooting took place in the 2700 block of Jackson Avenue near Egley Avenue. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Frank LaPiana said that Hermosillo was pronounced dead at the scene and that no arrests had been made in the case. No other details were immediately available.
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March 6, 2005 | Jason Felch, Times Staff Writer
A 23-acre plot of gravel and grass has caused a political divide in Rosemead, where the campaign for three City Council seats has largely become a referendum on plans to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Three incumbents helped approve the plan in September. Now three challengers opposed to the development hope to win the seats in Tuesday's election. But even if the challengers prevail, it's unclear whether the project could be stopped.
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December 16, 2004 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Wal-Mart's plan to build its first Supercenter in Los Angeles County won a major boost Wednesday when opponents conceded that their referendum designed to block the project might actually allow the retail giant to build it more quickly. Wal-Mart critics, including labor unions and community groups, hoped to kill a Supercenter planned for Rosemead by bringing the issue to voters sometime next year. They gathered the necessary 2,000 signatures.
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July 16, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Three Southern California cities have agreed to change their election procedures after the U.S. Justice Department accused them of failing to provide all voting materials in foreign languages during the March elections, officials said Friday. The settlements come after the Justice Department's civil rights division completed audits of how elections were handled in Azusa, Paramount and Rosemead, three small but ethnically diverse communities.
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March 10, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy
Alarmed that a Rosemead city councilman collected unemployment benefits after he was ousted by voters, state lawmakers are proposing to prevent such payments in the future. John Nunez was paid $11,250 in state unemployment benefits, covered by the city, after he lost a re-election bid in March 2009. The city challenged the claim and sought reimbursement, but the state Employment Development Department sent a letter Feb. 25 saying that the city was on the hook for the money. Nunez stopped collecting payments after his benefits ran out in September.
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September 9, 2004 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
Wal-Mart on Wednesday won a long-sought foothold in a region fraught with political opposition to its expansion when the city of Rosemead approved the retail giant's plans to build its first Supercenter in Los Angeles County. The vote came after weeks of debate in the city 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles as labor leaders, local politicians and community groups tried to persuade the City Council that such a store would depress wages and hurt the economy.
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May 20, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William R. Burke, former national commander of the American Legion and a veteran legislative lobbyist who promoted the interests of Catholic and other religious schools, has died. He was 84. Burke died May 6 in his Palos Verdes Estates home. Firmly opposed to communism, Burke addressed various federal officials and the state Legislature during his tenure as national American Legion commander in 1960-61.
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August 12, 1999 | JOE MOZINGO and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A family shattered by a gunman with a raging obsession for his ex-girlfriend gathered Wednesday in front of their Rosemead home to mourn four loved ones as police continued searching for the killer. "I can't . . . I can't believe it!" sobbed a 40-year-old woman, who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by the attacker before being released Tuesday morning. She kissed and cradled a picture of the victims and, minutes later, fainted on the lawn.
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January 27, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Luckman, entrepreneur, architect and civic and international leader who sold soap, designed skyscrapers, shuttled supplies to a hungry postwar Europe and funded campus programs, has died. He was 89. Luckman died in his sleep early Tuesday at his Los Angeles home.
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