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Alhambra man leads police in slow-speed pursuit; more freeway closures in the SGV; Trader Joe's increases price of Two Buck Chuck

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Alhambra man accused of DUI after slow-speed chase in South Pasadena (Pasadena Star-News)An Alhambra resident allegedly led police on a slow-speed chase through South Pasadena and Pasadena late Friday while driving under the influence. The pursuit maxed at 30 mph and the suspect  surrendered on Huntington Drive near Garfield Avenue after 50 minutes. 

More freeway closures for the San Gabriel Valley (Press Telegram)Caltrans has tentative plans for overnight freeway closures for both directions of the 10 Freeway in the West Covina area. The closures will start late tonight and end Thursday night. Multiple lanes of the 5 Freeway will be closed from Glendale to Santa Clarita, which will affect ramps on the northbound 5 from the 134 to the 210 freeways. Caltrans says all plans are tentative. 

South Pasadena music program invited to play at Carnegie Hall (Pasadena Sun)The South Pasadena Strings Program, a student symphony school for ages 5-11, has been raising funds for a trip to Carnegie Hall. The school is invited to perform and compete during the New York International Music Festival in April. It will be the South Pasadena Strings' third visit. In 2009, the school was the youngest ever to appear at Carnegie Hall and won the "gold" prize against other groups, including high school symphonies. 

Two men beaten and robbed in Rosemead (Pasadena Star-News)Seven men beat and robbed two other men in Rosemead early Saturday morning. The Rosemead residents were walking along Walnut Grove Avenue north of San Gabriel Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. when they were attacked. The group of attackers were described as Latino men between 20 and 25 years old. They robbed them of their money and cell phones before leaving the area in two dark-colored sedans.

Trader Joe's increases price of "Two Buck Chuck" in California (South Pasadena Patch)Trader Joe's increased the price of their famous Charles Shaw wine — or "Two Buck Chuck" — from $2 to $2.49 this week after 11 years. A spokesperson for the grocery chain said that "quite a bit has happened" during those 11 years and that "retail prices change only when our costs change." The wine is sold for up to $3.79 in other states.

Our news roundup includes stories from Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Pasadena, El Sereno, San Marino, Rosemead, and Temple City.Our news roundup includes stories from Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Pasadena, El Sereno, San Marino, Rosemead, and Temple City.

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