Girl Scout wants South Pasadena to ban plastic bags; Temple City postal worker accused of choking 11-year-old; Rotary accepting grant applications

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

South Pasadena High School student wants ban on plastic bags (South Pasadena Patch)A South Pasadena High School student and Girl Scout asked South Pasadena City Council Wednesday night to consider rewarding city stores that don't use plastic bags. The teen, who's working toward a Gold Award, has been trying to make youth aware of pollution and sustainability. Council encouraged her to bring the idea to the Natural Resources and Environmental Commission, who can discuss it and possibly create a measure for council to approve.

Temple City postal worker accused of choking girl (Press-Telegram)A Temple City postal worker who is being accused of choking an 11-year-old girl at Commerce park denied charges on Wednesday. While in uniform, the suspect reportedly entered the women's bathroom by mistake and the 11-year-old laughed at him. He allegedly attacked the girl after going into the men's restroom. He will return to court on March 5 for a pre-trial conference.

South Pasadena Rotary Club taking grant money applications (Pasadena Sun)The Rotary Club of South Pasadena is accepting applications for grants in the amount of $5,000. Local nonprofit organizations in the region are encouraged to apply by March 1. The Rotary is especially looking for nonprofits that provide volunteers with community service opportunities. To apply, visit the club's website or email Program Chair Rick Larkin at rrlarking@gmail.com.

Residents rally around Measure S (Tiger Online)Volunteers throughout South Pasadena are working to promote Measure S, a $288 parcel tax that supports South Pasadena Unified School Districts. If voters do not pass the measure in March, the tax will expire in June. South Pasadena Unified is preparing to lay off more than 30 teachers if Measure S does not pass. 

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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