Lin's next move; Rose Parade arrests; Monterey Park City Council facing term limits

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

What's next for Dr. Matthew Lin? (San Marina Tribune)Dr. Matthew Lin, a surgeon and former San Marino mayor and councilman, ran for State Assembly in 2012 and lost to Edwin Chau. Lin shares his gratitude for his supporters, his thoughts on what he felt were "dirty tricks" during the campaign, and what he'll do next.

22 arrests along Rose Parade route (South Pasadena Patch)Twenty-two people were arrested along the Rose Parade route since 6 p.m. Monday, according to Pasadena Police reports. All but one arrest was for public intoxication; the other was for possession of car burglary tools.

Monterey Park council members facing term limits (Pasadena Star-News)Monterey Park City Council unanimously approved a ballot measure that would limit council members and elected officials to two four-year consecutive terms. Residents will vote on the measure in March.

Garfield Avenue blocked for an hour due to abandoned suitcase (Pasadena Star-News)Authorities blocked off Garfield Avenue and shut down the street's off-ramp from the 10 Freeway for over an hour on Wednesday. The closure was due to an abandoned suitcase that Alhambra Policeexamined and found to be empty.

CHINESE: San Gabriel's Rose Parade float wins Director's Award (World Journal)San Gabriel's Rose Parade float, "Celebrating Our Journey," won the Director's Award in the Tournament. The float was designed by a small company called Paradiso Parade Floats. The city of San Gabriel was float designer Chris Meier's first client.

CHINESE: U.S. postal jobs no longer a dream job for many Chinese (World Journal)Many Chinese U.S. Postal Service employees are retiring early, saying that what was once a dream job for immigrants who didn't speak English fluently and lacked a higher education has become unstable due to the postal service's deficit.

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

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