Jerry’s Journeys

Jerry Jambazian

July 4, 2013

Filed under Cities, Columns, Jerry's Journeys, News

How have you been holding up under this heat? We have been reaching triple digit temps for a few days now. If you feel like you are not getting enough heat you are welcome to spend a few hours at my cleaners with 105 pounds of... Read more »

Letter to the Editor “Holiday Fireworks”

June 27, 2013

Filed under Cities, Letters to the Editor, News

As we approach the Independence Day holiday, we naturally think of family fun at picnics, barbeques and fireworks displays.  All too often the excitement of the day makes us forget some of the fireworks... Read more »

Pyramids and Feluccas

Dwain Crum

June 27, 2013

Filed under Columns, The Sea Rebel

Egypt, the land of the Nile, is home to Pyramids and Feluccas.  My cruise ship the Pacific Princess stopped at three ports in Egypt:  Safalga, Sharm al Sheik and Port Said.  In addition to those three ports of call, another... Read more »

‘TIME JOCKEY’ Artifact Lawsuit

Joe Castillo

June 27, 2013

Filed under Columns, Time Jockey

Gabrielenos versus San Gabriel Historical  …. In the 100th year anniversary of the establishment of the City of San Gabriel, another controversial lawsuit is headed for court. The Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians – Kizh... Read more »


Eugene R. Webb

June 26, 2013

Filed under Cities, News, Webb's Rules

With alcohol you start drinking; Then suddenly you have stinkin thinking. You find that you just love the stuff; And you never ever can get enough. Now you're sure that you are mister big; You don't know it, but you're... Read more »

Around Town

Mavis Hansen

June 26, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Cities, Events, Local Events, News

Summer is finally here!  Officially, Summer arrived on Friday, June 21, 2013.   For many moms and dads too, it means kids being home from school and looking for fun things to do.   Playing or just being in or near the water... Read more »

South El Monte High Teacher Awarded Writing Grant

Anne Donofrio-Holter

June 21, 2013

Filed under Chalk Talk, Cities, News, Schools

South El Monte High School teacher Sara Quezada has received one of six $3,000 Bob Costas Teaching of Writing grants.  The grant recognizes teachers who inspire their students to write.  Quezada will use the grant to publish... Read more »

Smarter Balanced Releases Online Tests for Students

June 21, 2013

Filed under Chalk Talk, Cities, News, Schools

To help prepare students for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment System in the 2014-2015 school year, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has posted online practice tests aligned to the Common Core State... Read more »