Author: Winston Chua

Aussie Mozzie in the SGV

An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and considered a major contributor to heartworm in dogs was discovered at homes in Monterey Park and Montebello, vector-control officials said today. 11:47 am Read More

56th Annual Greek Fest at Santa Anita Park

Visitors To Greek Fest The 56th annual Pasadena Greek Fest will take place at Santa Anita Park from September 19-21. The event’s entertainment will include award-winning dance group performances and live Greek music. Hours for the event are 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, September 19; noon to 1 a.m. on Saturday, September 20; and noon to 10 […] 11:42 am Read More

Extreme Heat Causes Power Outages

Hundreds of Southern California Edison customers were without power in Los Angeles and Orange counties due to extreme heat and in most cases officials were estimating power would be restored within 24 hours. 11:18 am Read More

Nobel Peace Laureates: Give Dalai Lama a Visa

by Andrew Beatty JOHANNESBURG, September 15, 2014 (AFP) – Fourteen Nobel Peace laureates urged South Africa to grant the Dalai Lama a visa Monday, after Chinese complaints apparently scuppered a trip by the Tibetan spiritual leader to the “Rainbow Nation”. The Dalai Lama was to attend a summit of Nobel peace prize winners in Cape […] 11:15 am Read More

Heat Index to Reach 110 Degrees in the Southland

As the region's heat wave lingered into a new week, a red flag warning denoting a risk of wildfire was in effect in much of Southern California today, along with an excessive heat warning intended to focus the attention of residents on the need to protect themselves from "dangerously hot weather." 11:12 am Read More

Taiwan Youth Delegates Take A Peek Into San Marino

Taiwan youth delegates Some 16 youth ambassadors from Taiwan stopped by San Marino last Friday to learn a bit about how the City is run and how it compares with their native country. For many of the 19 to 29-year olds, it was their first trip to Southern California. 11:07 am Read More

Wiggle Waggle Walk Comes Soon

The 16th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk takes place at Brookside Park on Sunday, September 18. It's the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA's largest fundraiser of the year. 12:51 pm Read More

Higher Attendance, More Rescues at Beaches

Thanks to the Southland's persistent warm weather, attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year has already soared well above the annual average, as has the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said today. 3:39 pm Read More

Metro Gets $22 Million to Improve Two Stations

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Metro was awarded $22 million in federal grants today to improve amenities at a pair of Metro light rail stations, including building more sidewalks and bike lanes and installing street lighting. The Regional Connector’s future station at First Street and Central Avenue in Little Tokyo, will get $11.8 million from the […] 3:24 pm Read More

Free Coffee Monday

On Monday, Sept 15, NBC4 Southern California is buying everyone a cup of coffee or tea who stops by 8-10am at Fresh Roast Coffee shop in San Gabriel.  Readers can drop by to enjoy a cup of Joe on their way to work. The Fresh Roast is located at 308 S. San Gabriel Blvd.  12:09 pm Read More

Chinese Club Welcomes Cherniss; MAF Prep Begins

The San Marino Chinese Club on Friday night formally welcomed new SMUSD Supt. Alex Cherniss at a gathering attended by members of the school board and city council. Approximately sixty people were on hand for the reception, which was held at the club office on Huntington Drive. 4:22 pm Read More

Kneier Says Recall Argument ‘Unfounded;’ Efforts Increase

Recall proponents trying to remove Dennis Kneier from his seat on the San Marino City Council have stationed signing areas during the weekends at the Virginia Road entrance to Lacy Park to help collect the 2,143 signatures they will need to establish a recall election. 4:18 pm Read More

Hathaway-Sycamores Celebrates Children September 16

LOS ANGELES DODGERS EMPLOYEE HEAD SHOTS Storied Dodger Stadium will again be the site of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ annual fundraiser – the Celebrating Children Awards Reception. Those attending the Sept. 16 event will not only be raising money to help fund the crucial mental-health and other support services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores to more than 8,500 children, youth, young adults and families annually, but they also will be given the unique opportunity to have the entire stadium to themselves, as the Boys in Blue will be battling the Rockies in Colorado. 4:11 pm Read More

Crystal Ball Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Michael-Christine-A#8F6E525 Methodist Hospital will celebrate its 25th annual Crystal Ball at the Pasadena Convention Center on October 11. This year's honorees will be Christine and Supervisor Michael Antonovich. The headliner for the event will be none other than Paul Anka, who returns for a third time to the fundraising event. 4:00 pm Read More

Pasadena Part of Plan to Alleviate Homelessness

A coalition of businesses and foundations announced the awarding of nearly $213 million in grants to two dozen social service agencies in hopes of providing housing for at least 1,400 homeless people in the region for as long as 15 years. 3:41 pm Read More