Mr. San Marino dies; Holiday safety tips; Pasadena activist tries to reduce youth violence

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

"Mr. San Marino" dies (San Marino Tribune)Former San Marino Mayor Paul Crowley died Monday morning at the age of 84. Crowley was known locally as "Mr. San Marino": he served three terms on City Council and was on almost every board, committee, or commission in San Marino. Crowley also attended every rivalry football game between San Marino High School and South Pasadena High School — from 1955 until the most recent one last month — and was the SMHS football game announcer for 31 years.

San Gabriel Valley activist launches project to reduce youth violence (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Pasadena activist Randy Jurado Ertll, executive director of El Centro de Accion Social, is launching a special project focused on violence prevention classes and workshops within local public school districts. The project, which is funded by The California Endowment, will target San Gabriel Valley communities, including Pasadena, Duarte, Monrovia, El Monte, and Azusa.

Freeway closures on the eastbound 210 Freeway until Thursday night (Pasadena Now)Beginning Monday night and ending Thursday, the eastbound 210 Freeway will see three major closures. Traffic delays are expected as crews work on the Gold Line Bridge. 

San Marino Police's holiday crime prevention tips (San Marino Patch)The San Marino Police Department provides a list of tips about how to keep your holidays safe from theft and other holiday crimes. Tips include be cautious while driving, park in well lit areas, be aware of your surroundings, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, carry your purse securely around you, and be aware of scammers.  

Caltrans hosts informational meeting about connecting the 10 and 605 freeways (Baldwin Park Patch)The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting an informational meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, regarding the connector bridge between the southbound 605 Freeway and the eastbound 10 Freeway. Construction has begun and is estimated to be completed in summer 2014. The meeting will take place on Wednesday at the Barnes Park Community Room in Baldwin Park, from 4-6 p.m.

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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