Arcadia police find more than 500 marijuana plants; South Pasadena police chief resigns; free tax prep for seniors and low-income residents

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Arcadia police find more than 500 marijuana plants in abandoned house (Chinese: World Journal)After receiving a noise complaint from a nearby resident, Arcadia police arrived at an abandoned house in a residential Arcadia neighborhood on Monday and found more than 500 marijuana plants. Police arrested 30-year-old suspect Chuan Wu Pang, who was in the house when they arrived.

South Pasadena Police Chief Resigns (South Pasadena Patch)South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Payne submitted his resignation last Tuesday after 40 years with the department. Payne says that it was a mutual decision with City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, and although he was not given a reason from the city for his departure, he harbors no ill will. South Pasadena will hire an interim police chief and begin the selection process for a permanent chief.

Free tax prep for seniors and low-income residents in the San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)Various locations throughout the San Gabriel Valley are offering tax preparation. The Glendale Public Library offers tax forms and tax prep software. La Fetra Center for Seniors in Glendora will be hosting trained volunteers who provide free tax assistance in February. The Board of Equalization district offices also host free preparation by appointment, beginning the last week of February. 

Rosemead to participate in pro-tunnel 710 Coalition (Temple Tribune)Rosemead City Council voted on Tuesday to participate in the 710 Coalition, an advocacy group for the completion of the 710 Freeway gap from Alhambra to the 210 Freeway in Pasadena. The coalition also includes San Gabriel, San Marino, Monterey Park, and Alhambra.Rosemead Boulevard renovation started on Monday (Chinese: World Journal)Renovations on Rosemead Boulevard in Temple City began on Monday. Temple City has spent $20.7 million on the project, which will extend from Las Tunas Drive to Union Pacific Railroad. The project includes removing old sidewalks and laying out new ones, adding bike lanes, new landscaping, public art, and speed control equipment. For more information about the construction, visit the Rosemead Boulevard Project website.
 
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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