El Sereno drive-by shootings; complaints of misconduct in San Gabriel election; SGV residents charged with pot trafficking

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Two men shot in El Sereno drive-by (ABC Local)Two men were shot Sunday night in an apparent drive-by shooting outside of an El Sereno house party. A gold Toyota Camry pulled up in front of the house on the 4500 block of Huntington Drive. The suspects fired 18 rounds from inside the car, police said, and fled the scene. The two wounded victims were taken to the hospital.

San Gabriel withholds election results after misconduct complaint (KPCC)Officials from the Los Angeles District Attorney's office are investigating complaints of misconduct in San Gabriel's March 5 election. The D.A.'s office received complaints about the election of three city council members, treasurer, city clerk, and a ballot measure. The city clerk has delayed filing the official results, but the city has not released details about the complaints.

San Gabriel Valley residents charged with pot and cigarette trafficking (San Marino Tribune)West San Gabriel Valley residents from Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Temple City, and Baldwin Park are among 37 suspects charged in a federal indictment targeting a Southeast Asian marijuana and cigarette trafficking organization. Members of the ring allegedly conspired to produce and distribute large amounts of marijuana and cigarettes illegally. The Los Angeles-area defendants were allegedly involved in growing or transporting the marijuana or served as money couriers. 

South Pasadena City Council to discuss changing city clerk position (Pasadena Star-News)South Pasadena City Clerk Sally Kilby will not run for re-election in November after 13 years of service. Council will discuss on Wednesday leaving the position as full time, transitioning it to part time with a full time deputy clerk in the office, or putting a measure on the upcoming ballot to change the position to a full-time appointed city clerk.

South Pasadena neighborhood supports Burmese students and teachers (South Pasadena Patch)A volunteer for the Burmese Migrant Worker's Education Committee saw that teachers in Mae Sot, a small town in Thailand on the Burmese border, were getting paid $1.50 a day due to a lack of funds. She returned to her South Pasadena neighborhood and spearheaded a garage sale to raise money for the teachers. The sale made $1,800, enough to raise the teachers' salary to their regular $4 per day pay. Volunteers also raised money for meals, clothes, and safe shelter for Burmese students. 

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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