Bakery with 20 years of service

November 22, 2016

By Maria Isabel Cubillo  Shops and a pharmacy have come and gone from the Prado Center, but Kelly’s Bakery has prevailed for over two decades. Savon became CVS, Daiso opened, and other shops and restaurants have changed names, but not Kelly’s Bakery though it has changed management. The bakery is now managed by caked LA. Kelly’s Bakery has been in the Monterey Park location since 1992, and in 2002 Kelly’s Bakery…

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Festival celebrates Monterey Park 100th anniversary

By Brooke Gemina  Monterey Park celebrated its 100th birthday on Saturday at Barnes Memorial Park with the Third Annual Geranium Festival and Artwalk. Events at the festival included a dunk-tank, three-legged race, a sack race, musical chairs, and a water balloon tossing contest. Macy Intermediate School’s principal Jacinto Zavala, Schurr High School principal Francisco Arregui, and Monterey Park Police Chief Jim Smith volunteered to brave the Dunk Tank amongst a…

October 12, 2016
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Local festival to return to Monterey Park

By Brooke Gemina Monterey Park will host its third annual Geranium Festival on Oct. 8 at Barnes Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a nominal charge for a ride on the electric train and to rock climb. Activities available at the festival will include face painting, three-legged races, Dunk-A-Principal , sack races, pie-eating contests and two dog contests. A few bands, baile folklorico and martial arts group…

September 29, 2016
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Thieves target local store

May 6, 2015

By Jade Inglada Monterey Park Police are looking for the suspect of an armed robbery at Daniel’s Jewelers located in the Atlantic Square Shopping Center on April 30. “We’re trying to see if anyone saw anything at this time, so we can hopefully find a witness who maybe saw him get in a car,” Detective Sergeant Frank Duke said. The robbery occurred at around 4:22 p.m. when an unidentified man entered the…

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Men’s basketball falls short against PCC

January 10, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team played hard against Pasadena City College, but fell short losing its South Coast Conference North Division home opener on Jan. 9 in Monterey Park, California. ELAC lost to PCC 82-81 in overtime and the Huskies struggled and failed to score easy shots. The game play seemed fast and chaotic as ELAC tried to take quick shots. This was ELAC’s…

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Professionals advise students in job search

By Maria Isidoro International students from East Los Angeles College discussed topics on how to find a job at a public or private business on Sunday at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. Chinese Language Associate Professor and President of Chinese American Education Association Robert Liu designed “Becoming Professionals” to inspire youth on how to find a career in America. According to former president of the International Student Advancement Program Club…

October 22, 2014
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Athlete rises above discrimmination

March 27, 2014

  By Manny Miguel Despite many struggles as an openly gay athlete, East Los Angeles College student Adriann Crespo, 19, finds the strength to better herself. A graduate of Schurr High School, Crespo had a strong start to her career in track and field at ELAC. Before joining track and field at ELAC, Crespo used to play soccer in an outside league during her high school years. She says it…

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Breaking News: Monterey Park Police Departments surrounds suspected burglar

By Erik Luna   Monterey Park police officials have surrounded a house behind the Atlantic Square shopping complex in response to a suspected armed burglar. According to a Monterey Park Police Department detective, who decline to give a name, the suspect is armed with a rifle. MPPD has been on the scene since 11 a.m. and their special response team carried out the evacuation of the whole block. They made…

September 6, 2013
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Las Cafeteras premiere video for ‘Luna Lovers’ at VPAM

August 7, 2013

  By Erik Luna A renaissance is happening in East Los Angeles and Las Cafeteras are happy to be a part of it. Last night the band, who has former East Los Angeles College students, premiered their new music video for their song “Luna Lovers,” from their album “It’s Time,” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Jaranero and singer Hector Flores said that it was important to display their work…

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Award-winning artist dies in traffic accident

July 17, 2013

    By Jesus Figueroa   “2009 Student Art Show” winner Barbara Shwe-Ching Liang died on June 1, 2013 at the age of 29 in a traffic accident in Los Angeles. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined. Award-winning sculpture “Warning: May Contain Peanuts” held on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum in the student art show was was created by Liang. The elephant sculpture made…

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