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December 28, 1998 | AGNES DIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you drove down the center of Hurstview Avenue heading east, you would be in the city of Monrovia. But your passenger would be in Duarte. Or hop on South Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia. As you cross Altern Street, you are under county jurisdiction for about half a mile. Pass Wayland Way and you return to Monrovia, but only for about 350 feet. Then it's back to the county again--for another three-eighths of a mile.
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February 13, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A suspect was dead and another person was taken into custody after a deputy-involved shooting in an unincorporated area adjacent to West Covina, authorities said Thursday night. The suspect was struck at least once and pronounced dead at the scene in the 19100 block of Elberland Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. No deputies were injured. Homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene. No additional details were immediately available. Since January 2007, at least 286 people have been slain in officer-involved shootings across Los Angeles County, according to The Times' Homicide Report database . ALSO: Nightclub beating: Experts say secret taping may not fly in trial Amber Alert: Carjacked vehicle in Oakland now described as sedan New San Diego mayor on disgraced Filner: 'We were better than that' Twitter: @LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
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June 7, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
San Gabriel Valley's 626 Night Market , an event inspired by the popular night markets in Asia, is returning for three weekends this summer at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. This weekend's event, which will be housed at the racetrack's Paddock Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, brings together more than 80 Asian street food vendors , 70 local merchandise vendors and local performance artists, organizers said. Additional activities such as film screenings, a dance floor and children's activities will also be on site.
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February 13, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
These are boom times for the once quiet suburb of San Gabriel, which is in the midst of a transformation built on the growing international reputation of its Chinese food and services. Statistics show about a third of Chinese tourists who travel to the United States spend at least some time in Los Angeles. Some are shunning coastal resorts and Beverly Hills opulence in favor of San Gabriel, a city of 40,000 best known for its historic mission. “San Gabriel is famous in China,” said David Lee, chief executive of Hing Wa Lee Group, which recently opened a flagship jewelry store in San Gabriel a few hundred feet from a Hilton hotel, where many Chinese tourists stay.
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June 22, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Teresa Watanabe
After four years of construction and $5.5 million in fundraising, the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley formally opened its soaring new mosque Saturday. For Muslim worshippers, the transformation of their prayer space from a dilapidated church next to a smelly chicken farm purchased three decades ago to a 45,000-square-foot structure complete with a school, mortuary, health clinic and three libraries marks a coming of age for their community. It's also powerful evidence of a building boom of new mosques in both Southern California and the nation.
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September 16, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock. The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases reported in the region. Last month, positive tests were confirmed in samples taken from mosquitoes in the city of Arcadia and from three chicken flocks in Arcadia, Irwindale and Monterey Park, according to the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District.
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August 27, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
San Gabriel Valley residents are being urged to take precautions while outdoors after tests confirmed West Nile virus activity in three cities in the region, authorities said Tuesday. Positive tests were confirmed in samples taken from mosquitoes in the city of Arcadia and from three chicken flocks in Arcadia, Irwindale and Monterey Park, according to the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District. The samples were collected in the last few weeks from the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale, and an area near Garvey Ranch Park in Monterey Park.
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September 17, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making phone threats last week against several schools and a hospital in the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said Tuesday evening. Gerardo Cortez, 26, was taken into custody around 4 p.m Tuesday as he was leaving his Monrovia home, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  Authorities were searching Cortez's home Tuesday evening as his arrest was being announced at a news conference at the Sheriff's Department's  headquarters in Monterey Park.
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October 13, 1995
DOWN TO BUSINESS: South El Monte is getting serious about selling itself to new businesses. Out of about 100 entries submitted by people who live or work in the city, officials have chosen one slogan to market their hometown: "South El Monte, We Mean Business." The phrase will be the centerpiece of a $50,000 marketing campaign--including brochures and print advertisement--to persuade businesses to relocate to the largely blue-collar San Gabriel Valley city.
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January 19, 2014 | By Kim Christensen and Joseph Serna
With no help in sight from the weatherman, Muslim residents of the San Gabriel Valley will turn to a higher power Sunday afternoon during prayer services. The special prayers for rain, called Salatul Istisqa, will follow the early afternoon prayer, which begins at 1:15 p.m. at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley, 19164 E. Walnut Dr. in Rowland Heights. People of all faiths are invited, according to the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic relations.
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December 12, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Authorities indicted two dozen members and associates of a Pasadena-based gang that was working with the Sinaloa cartel to sell methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from Mexico. Dubbed Operation Rose Bud, the 18-month investigation targeted members of Varrio Pasadena Rifa, a multi-generational gang known to sell drugs in the city, the Antelope Valley and Kern County, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said during a news conference Thursday.  More than $2.5 million in narcotics was seized during the operation, officials said.
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November 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Authorities Tuesday identified the woman whose remains were found last month at two water treatment plants 30 miles apart as Erin Lynn Cruz, 27, of East San Gabriel Valley. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said a cause of death has not been determined. Cruz was last seen in the La Puente area late on the evening of Oct. 23, according to sheriff's homicide detectives. The body parts were discovered beginning Oct. 26, when a pelvis and legs were found at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street in Carson.
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November 14, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Three eastbound lanes of the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights were reopened Thursday night after a big-rig fire led to a rush-hour shutdown of the busy transportation artery. The California Highway Patrol said it was not clear when the fourth eastbound lane would be reopened. Westbound lanes of the freeway opened shortly before 9 p.m. The blaze was reported shortly before 3 p.m.: The cab of the big rig, which was hauling compressed hydrogen tanks, caught fire as its driver headed east on the freeway.
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November 14, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A traffic nightmare in the San Gabriel Valley was expected to continue past the rush-hour period after a big-rig fire shut down a section of the busy 60 Freeway. The blaze, which was reported shortly before 3 p.m., caused officials to close all lanes of the freeway in both directions in Hacienda Heights. The California Highway Patrol said that eastbound lanes would be closed until at least around 8 p.m. and that westbound lanes would be closed until around 7 p.m. Eastbound traffic was being diverted to the 605 Freeway, and westbound vehicles were being diverted at Azusa Avenue.
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October 30, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
All westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway were shut down Wednesday night east of Azusa Avenue in the San Gabriel Valley after a possible officer-involved shooting, the California Highway Patrol said. The shooting may have involved a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy from the Industry station, according to the CHP. Officer Alex Rubio told the The Times that it unclear when the lanes would reopened on the busy westbound freeway. No other details were immediately available.
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October 28, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Temperatures across Southern California are expected to drop sharply Monday as a storm brings gusty winds, rain showers and snow at higher elevations, forecasters said. Foothill communities near the San Gabriel Valley area will likely see the steadiest rainfall, with up to an inch possible, said Andrew Rorke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Most of the region, though, will see only “hit-or-miss” showers under mostly cloudy skies, he said. “It's going to spritz on you a couple of times,” Rorke said.
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