As the end of the lunar year approaches, Las Vegas casinos recently held a luxurious VIP banquet in San Gabriel with up to $5000 worth of promotional chips as raffle prizes. The casino's vice president of marketing, Wu, told the World Journal that there has been an increasing number of VIP
To commemorate the life of Hong Kong democracy activist, Szeto Wah, around 4000 Chinese Americans got together in nine North American cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, New York and Los Angeles on Jan 30. About 200 people attended the event in Alhambra. According to a
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, World Journal held a two-day carnival in Monterey Park that attracted crowds over the weekend. At the event people watched traditional Chinese lion dance and kong fu performances, learned about and tasted a variety of Chinese cuisine and participated in a
The Chinese student was involved in a credit card scheme used to make purchases at San Gabriel Valley stores.
During the City Council meeting last night, Alhambra city officials praised USC pharmacy school and other community organizations for offering free medical services to residents last November. Free health examinations will be provided again this April. The meeting also addressed residents
A 60-year-old Chinese female told the World Journal she was robbed at a bus stop on the corner of Main St. and Garfield Ave. at about 9pm last Saturday. The woman said she was waiting for a bus when someone snatched her purse from behind. Ironically, the female victim told the World Journal that
A small truck crashed into a Chinese tourist bus that was parked near San Gabriel Blvd. and Valley Blvd. in the morning of Jan. 21. The accident caused eight injuries including the death of a passenger on the truck. The tourist bus was loaded with 25 passengers at the time and several were lightly
As the Chinese New Year approaches, many shoppers complain about the price rise of New Year goods that results from inflation in the Asian market and the depreciation of American dollar. Hawaii Supermarket's manager Lin told the World Journal that the price rise is moderate compared to what
As an increasing number of private-owned residences and garages in San Gabriel are turned into motels, the City of San Gabriel created new regulation that restricts the daily rental of private residences. Violation can result in one year in prison and $500-1000 fine per day.
San Gabriel school board member Philip Hu announced on Jan. 14 that he would be running for office in the upcoming San Gabriel city council election. Hu is the second Chinese American to enter the race. A San Gabriel resident for four years, Hu became a member of the San Gabriel school board in Sep