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Temple City

Now through Dec. 17

Temple City residents are invited to participate in two holiday donation drives this holiday season—Sock-O-Rama and Santa’s Paws & Claws—with donations accepted through Dec. 17 at City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Dr. and Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St. Sock-O-Rama will help the less fortunate with toiletries and basic clothing items. Requested items in need include basic white t-shirts for men; new white socks for men, women and children; and packaged toothbrushes and toothpaste. All donations will be distributed to the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center which assist veterans; and the Foothill Unity Center and New Beginnings Family Church that provide support services for homeless individuals and low-income families.



Thursday, October 18

The San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists will meet on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA.  At 8:00 PM Michael Gregory will lead a hands-on “AOS Ribbon Judging”.  There will be a plant opportunity table.  Free Admission.  Visitors are welcome. Info (626) 335-6641.

Remaining Performances


Thu-Sat, October 18-20

Pasadena City College Theater Department students will be performingEuripides’ Hecuba. Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door only, starting one hour prior to the performance. The cost is $5 for general admission and $3 for students, seniors, and PCC staff.  The Box Office accepts cash or checks only, no credit or debit cards. Parking is available in any student lot for $2. Parking permits are available in lot vending machines.

For further information please call (626) 585-7216 or visit

Memories of El MonteCelebration

El Monte

Saturday, October 20

Come for a Classic Car Show, art, live music and entertainment. Food trucks and more!

All at Arceo Park, 3125 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, 91731. 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

South El Monte Hosts Fire Station 90

Appreciation Day and Open House 

South El Monte

Saturday, October 20

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day at the City of South El Monte’s annual Fire Station 90 Appreciation Day and Open House on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Fire Station 90, 10115 Rush Street, South El Monte.  Festivities commence with a delicious pancake breakfast, followed by an array of amusing activities, including a fire station tour, interactive displays from the L.A. County Fire Department, exhibits of fire fighter vehicles, life-saving demonstrations, picture opportunities with Sparky the Fire Dog mascot, kid-friendly activities and more. This free event is open to the public.  For additional information, please contact the South El Monte Community Center at 626.579.2043.

To Toxic to Trash

Baldwin Park

Saturday, October 20

Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup. Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Rear parking lot. What you CAN bring:  Brake fluid, Paint thinner, Cleaners with acid or lye, Household electronic waste, Cellular Phones

What you CAN’T bring:

Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses, Explosive, ammunition and radio active materials, Trash and Tires,  Controlled Substances.

San Gabriel Valley Humane Society Tea


Saturday, October 20

Join us for our second annual “Tea for Tails”, a High Tea and Doggy Fashion Show. Saturday, October 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the California Mission Inn’s Chapel, 8417 Mission Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770. Special guest speaker is Patrice Tyan, Pet Psychic. there will be Pet Adoptions, Costumes for Sale, Crafts and Jewelry and Specialty Edibles. Donation (minimum $40 per ticket) RSVP to SGVHS at (626) 286-1159. Seating is limited. The San Gabriel Valley Humane Society is a 501 (c) Non-profit organization. Fed tax ID number 95-1661090.

Choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch. Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects. We also have a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and lots of activities for kids! If you like pancakes, we’ve got them. Join us for our pancake breakfast and bring your appetite!
626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park


Sat-Sun, October 20 & 21

The largest Asian night market in Los Angeles. October 20 & 21, 2012, Saturday: 3pm – 1am, Sunday: 3pm – 11pm

Free admission!  Arrive early from 3 – 4pm for $4 parking and free horse racing.  First 1,000 adults receive free $2 betting vouchers.  One $500 voucher per day! Parking after 4pm is $7. Event Address:

626 Night Market @ Santa Anita Park infield,  285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, 91007. Enter through Gate 5 or 6 off Colorado Place.

Octoberfest Bunco Night

South El Monte

Friday, October 26

Dinner – Games – Prizes.

Come for Sausage Dogs & Hot Dogs with all the trimmings, Potato Salad, Chips, Fruit and Desserts. Plenty of tasty Apple Cider too! $10.00 donation includes dinner and games. Proceeds go for student scholarships. All this fun is brought to you by the Soroptimist International Club of El Monte/South El Monte.

Shively School, 1431 N. Central Ave. South El Monte.

Free CIAM Job Fair

El Monte

Saturday, October 27

Have a College Degree and having a tough time landing a job leading ot the career you want? Get a Great Job Fast! takes participants through the steps tha thave a proven record of success. Led by Dr. William A. Cohen, an award winning professor and author.

October 27, 2012 at Longo Toyota “Penske College” classroom, 3534 Peck Road, El Monte, CA 91731 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. For more info or to make a reservation call the El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce at (626) 443-0180.

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos in El Monte

El Monte

Saturday, October 27

Come for the event and enjoy discounts and sales all along the Valley Mall Blvd merchants and restaurants! The Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts and the Downtown El Monte Business Association are proud to partner again to bring the 3rd edition of this community artistic and cultural celebration to life at the Valley Mall in El Monte. Vendors, mariachi, folklorico dancers, Aztec Danza, teatro, poet(a)s, local Valley Mall food vendors, and much more! The event will be taking place in the Valley Mall lot between Monterrey Ave and Granada Ave from 11:00am until 6:00pm.



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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
EVENTS from October 17, 2012 Issue