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Social Media Club/San Gabriel Valley

Learn the latest techniques for using social media for business. The Social Media Club/SGV meets monthly in Altadena.  Visit the website, or find SMC/SGV on LinkedIn and Facebook.     

LA County bans plastic bags in supermarkets

"Enacting one of the nation's most aggressive environmental measures, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of the county," the LA Times reports. "The ban, which will cover nearly 1.1 million residents

Our View: Alhambra – a business-friendly model

"What Brown and others in Sacramento need is a model for change that will make a real difference in the state's sad condition of joblessness," according to the Pasadena Star-News. "They don't have to look far. It's in cities like those honored Wednesday night."

Asian supermarket war breaks out on Valley Boulevard

Although many people think that the number of Asian supermarkets on Valley Blvd. has already reached saturation point, a new one opened last week, the World Journal reports. Cali Foods Market is unique because it sells a combination of American groceries and Asian food from Vietnam, Malaysia,

Alhambra awarded most business friendly city in LA County

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation named Alhambra the “Most Business-Friendly City" in LA County with a population over 60,000. Cerritos won for a city with a population under 60,000. “The cities of Alhambra and Cerritos best represent what…

Translating beauty

From the archives: At Alhambra Beauty College, students learn how to give a manicure or cut hair in Vietnamese, Chinese, and Spanish — as well as English. Watch a video to see how this works.