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Articles by Nancy Martinez

Bell Gardens Has Yet to Address Water Rates

It will not stop the bleeding, but a new service contract approved Monday by the Bell Gardens City Council is expected to improve operation of the city-owned water system while reducing costs at the chronically deficit-plagued system by $10,000 a year.
categories City AffairsEconomy

Daughter Seeks Deceased Father’s Vernon Council Seat

Next month, Vernon voters will undertake the task of filling the council seat left vacant by the unexpected death of Councilman Michael A. Ybarra last September.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Students Learn More Than Just An Instrument

Suva Elementary holds first winter concert.
categories Arts & CultureEducation

Monterey Park Puts Bicycle Master Plan in Motion

Five cities in the San Gabriel Valley have each unanimously approved master bike plans that will expand bike lanes in the region. Bicyclists in the lead city, Monterey Park, may see some of these improvements as soon as spring 2015.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoods

Exide Residential Cleanup Continues

State regulators have ordered Exide to make major changes to pollution control systems at its Vernon plant, and to pay for the clean up contamination at nearby homes.
categories BusinessCity AffairsFamily/Inter-generational NewsGreen NewsHealthNeighborhoods

Sup. Solis Met With Praise, Hope

City officials across the first district welcome Solis to Board of Supervisors.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Molina Hopes to Be Remembered as a ‘Champion’ Who Listened

Term limits ends her more than 2 decades as supervisor.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Political Novice Chosen to Fill Vacant Bell Gardens Seat

An activities department assistant at Briarcrest Nursing Center in Bell Gardens was appointed and sworn-in Monday night to fill the council left vacant nearly two months ago by the death of Mayor Daniel Crespo.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Chicana Artist Shares A New Type of Children’s Book

For her first entry into Spanish language children’s literature, Gonzalez, a Chicana activist and founding member of the Grammy award-winning band Quetzal, has adapted “A is for Activist,” written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara.
categories Arts & CultureEducationPoliticsYouth

Vernon CommUNITY Fund Awards First Grants

City will award nearly a quarter million dollars to local nonprofits.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoods
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