San Gabriel councilman-elect sues city; donor gives Huntington $2 million for Chinese garden; missing 74-year-old Temple City man

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

San Gabriel councilman-elect sues after being denied seat (Los Angeles Times)San Gabriel City Council refused to seat Councilman-elect Chin Ho Liao last week due to a residency complaint. Now Liao is suing the city for judging the merits of the complaint. Three of the votes against Liao came from incumbents he defeated.

Donor gives the Huntington $2 million for Chinese garden project (Los Angeles Times)Judy Yin Shih and Joel Axelrod, a former San Marino couple, gave the Huntington Library $2 million for a Chinese garden. The Clear and Transcendent Pavilion will be located at the edge of the lake on the garden's north side and will be a traditional Chinese structure. It will also serve as a performance space for Chinese music and dance.

Officials seek missing 74-year-old Temple City man (Pasadena Star-News)Detectives are looking for Peter Yen Sheng Lieu, a 74-year-old Temple City man with Alzheimer's and diabetes who went missing on Tuesday. He's described as Asian, 5 feet 8 inches, 140 pounds, with partial upper dentures. He was last seen wearing a light green jacket, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Missing Person Detail at 323-890-5500.

Monterey Park burglary suspects due in court (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)Two men will be arraigned Friday for allegedly breaking into a Monterey Park home Wednesday and stealing property. Monterey Park police say the men were found during a traffic violation and tried to escape. Investigators found portable gaming devices, jewelry, watches, small electronics, and handguns after searching two locations with which the men were associated.

Negligence lawsuit against Monterey Park family revised (EGP News)A judge ruled last week that lawyers of a 17-year-old girl who died after being hit by a truck on the 60 Freeway must revise their lawsuit to meet the statute of limitations. The family of Sophia Illona Salazar alleges that a Monterey Park family negligently allowed their daughter to drink alcohol before she was killed.

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team offering free STD testing and treatment every Monday in April (Chinese translation: China Press)The Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT) is offering free HIV and STD testing every Monday in April. Treatment is also available and free to patients age 13 through 35. APAIT is located at 1730 W. Olympic Blvd. #300, Los Angeles, Calif., 90015.

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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