SGV kids win county library contest; Temple City among top 100 safest American cities; South Pasadena man thwarts burglary

Winners of county's Public Library Bookmark Contest from the San Gabriel Valley (Baldwin Park Patch)The First District winners of Los Angeles County Public Library's 33rd Annual Bookmark Contest — a program that encourages children to create original bookmarks that describe their love of books — are all residents of the San Gabriel Valley. The winners include a Baldwin park high school freshman and a fourth grader, a Claremont second grader, and an El Monte seventh grader. They will receive special gifts from the library and their bookmarks will be printed by Pentel Arts.

Temple City among top 100 safest American cities (Mid Valley News)Temple City was ranked 40th out of the top 100 safest cities in the United States by Neighborhood Scout, an online company that provides real estate data to homebuyers. The report is based on the total number of property and value crimes. No other west San Gabriel Valley city ranked.

Neighbor thwarts burglary (South Pasadena Patch)Two men tried to break into an apartment on Orange Grove Avenue in South Pasadena Tuesday but were startled by a neighbor who had been watching. The men fled but were caught by police on Mission Street and Meridian Avenue a short while later.

Jamba Juice offering $1 smoothies (South Pasadena Patch)Jamba Juice locations throughout Southern California will sell 16-ounce smoothies for $1 this week. The discount will be sold from 9-11 a.m. through Friday. No coupons required.

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