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March 28, 1991
The City Council and Planning Commission informally agreed Monday to limit commercial rezoning along West Valley Boulevard to just two sites. The limitation would be in lieu of rezoning a section of Valley Boulevard from New to Abbot avenues. Rezoning of the two sites along Valley Boulevard would pave the way for the Evershine Corp.'s proposed development of a 25,000-square-foot shopping center on a vacant lot at 488 W. Valley Blvd.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2009 | Hector Becerra
The rail crossing at Valley Boulevard and Marianna Avenue in L.A.'s El Sereno neighborhood has been an unofficial gateway between the neighborhoods just east of downtown and the suburbs of the San Gabriel Valley. But for more than 30 years, about the only thing longer than the freight trains rumbling through has been the conga line of residents, firefighters, paramedics and police officers who have grumbled about the trains blocking their way.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2008 | Scott Sandell
Exit the Year of the Boar, enter the Year of the Rat. No, we're not talking about the presidential race. Today is Chinese New Year and several events will mark it this weekend (see Page 2). On Feb. 16, the celebration continues with the 17th annual Alhambra/San Gabriel Chinese New Year Festival (www.lunarnewyearparade .com), which presents a parade and booths along a five-block stretch of Valley Boulevard.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2008 | Scott Sandell
Exit the Year of the Boar, enter the Year of the Rat. No, we're not talking about the presidential race. Today is Chinese New Year and several events will mark it this weekend (see Page 2). On Feb. 16, the celebration continues with the 17th annual Alhambra/San Gabriel Chinese New Year Festival (www.lunarnewyearparade .com), which presents a parade and booths along a five-block stretch of Valley Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2007 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
There were the Cantonese-speaking bakers on the corner, the Vietnamese-Chinese herbalist a few storefronts to the west and a mainland Chinese restaurant next door that made a pork stew named after Mao Tse-tung.
NEWS
April 2, 1989 | ELIZABETH LU, Times Staff Writer
Valley Boulevard, which had existed for decades in the shadow of Main Street, is coming of age. The boulevard has always been a busy commercial area but was never the heart of the city. Main Street, where the major department stores were located, was the place to be for shopping and fun. Some 20 years ago, the Junior Chamber of Commerce even hosted a "Hi Neighbor" parade on the boulevard featuring as the grand marshal Cheryl Tiegs, an Alhambra High School graduate turned cover girl.
NEWS
April 12, 1990
The City Council on Monday approved a development plan for Valley Boulevard, culminating a 14-month effort to establish guidelines that will control the types of new buildings permitted along the commercial corridor. Members of the Alhambra Business and Residents Assn. complained that the plan would not help improve Valley Boulevard and said residents and business owners had not been given enough notice of the changes.
NEWS
September 24, 1989 | ELIZABETH LU, Times Staff Writer
A face-lift along Valley Boulevard would be incomplete if the city ignores growing traffic congestion on the commercial strip, residents told city planners last week. At a meeting attended by more than 90 residents Wednesday night, some residents focused on growing traffic in alleys that have been absorbing overflow from Valley Boulevard, said Mark Persico, an associate planner for the city. To control the overflow, some alleys should be made one way, residents told city officials, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992
Correction--the Long Beach Freeway doesn't terminate at the San Bernardino Freeway. It terminates at Valley Boulevard, about a mile north of the San Bernardino Freeway, a few feet from the boundary between the El Sereno section of Los Angeles and the city of Alhambra. Many of the cars and trucks dumped there proceed through El Sereno, but most travel north on Fremont or east on Valley, turning the entire city of Alhambra into a de facto freeway extension. We value our lifestyle just as much as does South Pasadena.
NEWS
May 17, 1992
Re: The completion of the Long Beach Freeway by extending it from the San Bernardino Freeway in Alhambra to the Foothill Freeway in Pasadena. I am happy to learn that the Federal Highway Administration has approved the environmental impact statement for this freeway. It has been years since we've seen any movement toward the completion of this freeway. In the meantime, Alhambra residents and business people (to say nothing about the children playing on school playgrounds in the pollution)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2007 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
There were the Cantonese-speaking bakers on the corner, the Vietnamese-Chinese herbalist a few storefronts to the west and a mainland Chinese restaurant next door that made a pork stew named after Mao Tse-tung.
NEWS
March 31, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
It's hard for some people to think of Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel without fixating on food. The main drag through the San Gabriel Valley offers so many variations on Chinese, Taiwanese and other Eastern cuisines that it's like taking a trip to Asia without the plane. But San Gabriel's seafood shops and boba teahouses are just the easiest entry point to an area that's become the epicenter of Chinese culture in Southern California.
FOOD
February 19, 2003 | Barbara Hansen, Times Staff Writer
Carved cherrywood chairs, white tablecloths and Chinese paintings are enough to show that Green Village doesn't see itself as a mere village restaurant. Its menu showcases sophisticated big city food -- the dishes of Shanghai. This style of cooking focuses on simple, natural flavors. Fresh vegetables, lightly cooked seafood and tofu are relished by the Shanghainese. Food is often stewed, emerging moist and succulent. Brown sauces that are sweet, rather than spicy, appear over and over.
FOOD
January 15, 2003 | Charles Perry, Times Staff Writer
GLISTENING black nuts that boil up to taste like chestnuts. Bright yellow melons, halfway between a casaba and a cucumber. Cakes split open to show chartreuse crumb. Peach tea. Coconut bread. Vegetarian kidneys. Yes, vegetarian kidneys, and you don't have to be a vegetarian -- or like kidneys, for that matter -- to enjoy them. That's Valley Boulevard for you.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1995 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the most hated signs in the San Fernando Valley has to be the one put up by the city on Roscoe Boulevard, near Laurel Canyon Boulevard, that says construction on Roscoe will end on "8-25-95." That date has come and gone, but motorists stuck in rush-hour traffic at that intersection Wednesday morning had plenty of time to read it. And can plan on reading it for at least another two months. Resurfacing the 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along a strip of Valley Boulevard in the City of Industry, an army of cranes, bulldozers and workers Monday tried to clear away thousands of tons of twisted steel left after 10 cars of a 31-car Southern Pacific train derailed Sunday night. The cause of the derailment remained under investigation. No injuries were reported. Officials and onlookers expressed relief that the massive wreck seemed to cause only traffic gridlock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along a strip of Valley Boulevard in the City of Industry, an army of cranes, bulldozers and workers Monday tried to clear away thousands of tons of twisted steel left after 10 cars of a 31-car Southern Pacific train derailed Sunday night. The cause of the derailment remained under investigation. No injuries were reported. Officials and onlookers expressed relief that the massive wreck seemed to cause only traffic gridlock.
NEWS
February 12, 1994 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trembling of the ground is finally subsiding, but for shop owners up and down this once-busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard, business remains shaky. Rather than the steady clang of cash registers, they hear the grinding of wrecking cranes outside their windows, knocking down office and apartment buildings rocked by the Northridge earthquake--the ones that once created the clientele they fear may never be replaced.
NEWS
January 27, 1994
Regarding Alhambra (former) Councilman Michael J. Messina's letter on Jan. 13, we would like to clarify one thing. Messina speaks about Alhambra's support of the 710 Freeway extension as if he is speaking for the entire city, not just the City Council and Redevelopment Agency, which have staked the city's plans on the construction of this concrete monstrosity. In fact, many Alhambra residents oppose the freeway for reasons that have nothing to do with South Pasadena. Messina and his colleagues have received letters and petitions telling them of our concerns, but we have been dutifully ignored.
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