March 6, 2014 |
The mythical bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto may not be a myth after all. He may in fact be a rumpled 64-year-old man named Satoshi Nakamoto who is living quietly in the San Gabriel Valley. A Newsweek magazine reporter says she followed a trail that led her to a Satoshi Nakamoto in Temple City. When the reporter went to Nakamoto's home unannounced, he apparently called the Temple City police, who stood watch as a short interview was conducted: "Now face to face, with two police officers as witnesses, Nakamoto's responses to my questions about bitcoin were careful but revealing," according to the Newsweek article.
January 23, 1986
The Revitalization Plan Committee and the city's revitalization consultant will meet Friday to discuss alternatives for rejuvenating retail businesses along a two-mile stretch of Las Tunas Drive between Muscatel and Baldwin avenues in Temple City. The meeting with Downtown Focus, a Whittier-based consultant, is set for 7:30 a.m. in the Community Room at City Hall, 9701 E. Las Tunas.
February 22, 1990
Property owners who face deadlines for reinforcing masonry buildings to make them meet earthquake safety standards may appeal to the city for extensions, the City Council decided Tuesday. To help owners with the cost of adding reinforcements, the city also will explore ways of offering financial help, such as low-interest loans. Councilman Tom Breazeal, who dissented in the 4-1 vote, said appeals would be approved arbitrarily unless guidelines are set.
April 21, 1988
The City Council and members of the Concerned Residents Assn. will hold a public study session at 7:30 p.m. Monday at 9701 Las Tunas Drive to discuss a controversial redevelopment proposal. The city plans a shopping center at the northwest corner of Las Tunas and Rosemead Boulevard. The project area includes 21 homes on the south side of Elm Avenue that would be demolished. The association opposes demolition of the homes and is asking the city to drop them from the project area.
March 7, 1991
The City Council unanimously approved a 17-unit condominium complex for 4922-5014 Glickman Ave. Tuesday, but refused to grant a variance on the city's guest-parking requirement. Erick Van Wechel, a representative of Starts International Development Inc.
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June 11, 2009 |
Temple City's mayor, former mayor and an aide were indicted Wednesday on charges of perjury and soliciting and receiving bribes from a developer in exchange for supporting his $75-million mall project. Mayor Judy Wong, former Mayor Cathe Wilson and Wilson's campaign treasurer, Scott Carwile, pleaded not guilty to the charges after the 21-count grand jury indictment was unsealed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg.
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February 26, 2009 |
Authorities searched the Temple City offices and homes of the mayor and two council members Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations that they solicited tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for their support of a $75-million mall project.
November 16, 1996 |
Jeff Johannsen, a 6-foot-11 center from Temple City, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at UC Irvine, Temple City Coach Rich Hollinger said. Johannsen averaged 14 points and seven rebounds last season for Temple City. Another Irvine recruit, Inglewood High School's Dino Tanner, has decided to wait until spring before making a decision, Inglewood Coach Patrick Roy said.
May 14, 1992
A free symposium about gangs will be held at Oak Avenue School, 6623 N. Oak Ave., at 7 p.m. Monday. The event, sponsored by the city, Temple City Unified School District and the Sheriff's Department, will focus on youths who may be at risk of gang involvement and resources available to parents and students.
June 26, 1986
The Sheriff's Department has begun an assistance program for the disabled, intended to identify severely disabled people who would be unable to care for themselves during a major emergency or disaster, such as an earthquake.