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Metro renames station after former Monterey Park mayor; Sizzling King opens in Alhambra; wrong-way driver causes collision in Arcadia

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Metro board names Koreatown station after former Monterey Park mayor (L.A. Observed)In a vote on Monday, the Metro board renamed the Purple Line station in Koreatown, formerly known as Wilshire/Western, the Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song Station. Song was the mayor of Monterey Park and the first Asian American elected to the California State Assembly. 

Sizzling King opens in Alhambra (L.A. Eater)Sizzling King, a restaurant that features different types of meats on top of a sizzling plate, opened in Alhambra this week. The location on 525 W. Valley Blvd marks the spot of four other restaurants since 2009. 

Wrong-way driver causes head-on collision (San Marino Patch)A car going the wrong way collided with another vehicle late Wednesday in Arcadia. The accident occurred on West Huntington Drive east of Civic Center Place. Two victims were injured and another is in critical condition. Arcadia police are still investigating the cause of the accident. Any witnesses are urged to call (626) 574-5150.

Police arrest Arcadia man with more than 200 fraudulent credit cards (South Pasadena Patch)South Pasadena Police arrested Arcadia resident Feng Xian on Monday when they found more than 200 fraudulent credit cards and credit card manufacturing equipment in his room. Xian, 21, attempted to use one of the credit cards on Jan. 15 to buy three gift cards from Ralphs. 

Winmark to open five resale stores in the San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)Minneapolis-based Winmark Corp. is planning on bringing their resale concepts to the San Gabriel Valley. The company plans to open at least five franchises in the area, looking at spots in Covina, West Covina, Monrovia, Temple City, Altadena, Arcadia, and El Monte. 

South Pasadena teachers win minigrants (South Pasadena Patch)The South Pasadena Education Foundation awarded 20 South Pasadena Unified School District teachers $9,200 in minigrants. The grants will go toward classroom projects and equipment. SPEF also awarded Arroyo Vista Elementary $3,000 for 20 microscopes.

Chinese restaurants from the San Gabriel Valley skip out on DineLA week (Chinese: Would Journal)More than 300 restaurants participate in the DineLA Restaurant Week, but only two of them were Chinese. Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley did not join in. Restaurant owners said they are not familiar with the promotional strategies used by the mainstream restaurants due to language barriers and lack of legal knowledge. 

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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