High school student starts Modesty Club; Monterey Park man accused of murder; South Pasadena raises water rates

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Alhambra buliding gets LEED certification (The Sacramento Bee)The Alhambra, a 45-acre property located in Alhambra on Fremont Avenue and Mission Road, has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. The building's developer, The Ratkovich Company, designed the building to be energy efficient while reducing water usag, environmental impact, and greenhouse gas emissions. 

South Pasadena High School student starts modesty club (ABC News)South Pasadena High School freshman Saige Hatch started a Modesty Club in September after noticing female students wearing midriff or low-cut tops and short shorts. Her club has received both commendation and backlash.

San Gabriel school placed on lockdown after auto theft suspect flees (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)Officials placed San Gabriel Academy on lockdown Thursday morning after an auto theft suspect fled a stolen truck on Rosemead Boulevard near Broadway. The suspect was not found after two hours. 

Rosemead dropped from bribery law suit involving former mayor  (Pasadena Star-News)A judge has dropped the city of Rosemead from a $10 million lawsuit involving ex-Mayor John Tran. A real estate developer sued the city for alleged fraud, extortion, assault, and emotional distress involving a real estate project on Valley Boulevard.

Monterey Park man to stand trail for slaying of wife and unborn baby (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)A judge ruled on Thursday that a Monterey Park resident accused of multiple counts of murder will stand trial. He is accused of murdering his wife and unborn baby in February at the couple's home on South Ynez Avenue.

South Pasadena raises water rates — again (Pasadena Sun)South Pasadena City Council voted Wednesday to raise water rates for the fifth time in five years. Rates will increase by 14.5 percent in January and will be used to pay for repairs and corroded water lines.

Our news roundup includes stories from Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, El Sereno, San Marino, Rosemead, and Temple City.

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