News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:
San Gabriel High School hits Facebook (The Matador Online)San Gabriel High School Compliments and San Gabriel High School Memes, two Facebook pages created for SGHS students, have caught the attention of the student body as well as neighboring schools. The Compliments page helps "the shy express their gratitude" for school staff and the student body, while the Memes page is devoted to inside jokes that relate to the school.
Mayor of Temple City gives State of the City Address (Chinese: World Journal)Temple City Mayor Vincent Yu made a State of the City Address last Tuesday, stating that the city's largest investment in the last year was reconstructing Rosemead Boulevard, including adding pedestrian paths, bike lanes, and public artworks. Temple City also increased public communication, Yu said, with social media, the city manager's report, and the city's quarterly magazine. Temple City is among the few cities in California without a budget deficit, according to Yu.
San Gabriel City Council race heats up (Pasadena Star-News)Five men are running for three city council seats in San Gabriel in the March 5 election. Two of the men are newcomers and accuse the incumbents of not doing enough to fix San Gabriel's roads and help businesses. The incumbents are running on experience and accuse one of their opponents of aggressive campaign tactics and lies, and the other of moving into San Gabriel just before the election.
San Gabriel's old bowling alley to come back to life (Pasadena Star-News)The old San Gabriel Bowl sign on San Gabriel Boulevard has been dark for more than 10 years, but the bowling alley — which was popular in the 1960s and 70s — will be getting a facelift. Investor Sunny Chen of Landwin Corp. has bought the property and plans to redevelop it into medical offices and a retail and restaurant space.
Our news roundup includes stories from Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Pasadena, El Sereno, San Marino, Rosemead, and Temple City.