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  • Local Elections

    Here’s what will appear on the November ballot in El Monte

    El Monte voters have two local elections on their Nov. 7, 2017 ballot, a ballot measure and a race for school board. Measure EM El Monte voters will decide in November whether or not to extend city’s current half-cent sales tax until 2029. The current tax measure, Measure GG, is currently set to end March 31, 2019. Measure EM would extend the expiration of the half-cent tax to March 31, 2029. The tax was first approved by voters in...

    Christopher Yee
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  • Local Elections

    Rosemead, these are your candidates running on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    Rosemead voters will find one local election on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot. Rosemead School District Rosemead voters will determine who takes the single open seat on the board. Two candidates filed paperwork to run for the office: • Frederick Santos Mascorro is a retired operations manager. • Veronica Peña is a site coordinator.

    Hayley Munguia
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  • Municipal elections

    Here’s who’s running for South El Monte City Council and El Monte Union High school board

    South El Monte voters will get a say in two local elections on the Nov. 7, 2017, ballot. They are: South El Monte City Council With neither of two incumbents running for re-election, five people are running for South El Monte City Council. Registered candidates for these two full-term seats include: • Former mayoral and City Council candidate Manuel Acosta • Former councilman Willhans Ili • Former...

    Christopher Yee
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  • Local Elections

    What will be on Montebello voters’ Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    When Montebello voters head to the polls on Nov. 7, 2017, they’ll find two local measures. Here’s what they would do: Measure S Measure S would increase the sales tax by 1 percent to provide about $9 million extra for the city budget. City officials say the money would help them balance the budget and...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Local Elections

    Glendora voters: Here’s what will be on your Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    Glendora voters will find a local election on their Nov. 7, 2017 ballot. Initially, election officials anticipated the race for a seat on the Glendora Unified School District school board to appear on the ballot. That election, however, was canceled when just three candidates jumped in for three open seats. Here’s what will be on...

    Hayley Munguia
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  • School boards

    Glendora Unified cancels school board election, but will still get new members

    The Glendora Unified School District cancelled its November school board elections due to lack of candidates. But that doesn’t mean the school board won’t see a shake-up of its members. Three board seats were up for grabs, but only one incumbent, Cory Ellenson, filed paperwork to seek re-election. The other two incumbents are stepping down — Mike Gautreau, who was first elected in 2005, and Charles Gomer, elected in 1997. Zondra Borg, who...

    Hayley Munguia
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  • Local Elections

    Montebello councilman accuses other city leaders of failing to cut expensive travel, contracts after sales tax agreement

    MONTEBELLO >> Councilman Bill Molinari, who cast the key vote that put a 1 percent city sales tax increase on the Nov. 7 ballot, has reversed his position, and will sign the argument that will appear next to tax measure on the November ballot. Molinari’s vote was the final hurdle for allowing the sales tax,...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Local Elections

    One of South El Monte’s married City Council members opts not to seek re-election

    SOUTH EL MONTE >> After facing criticism about expenditures she had made with a city-issued credit card, City Councilwoman Angelica Garcia will not be running for re-election in November. A member of the City Council sine 2005, Garcia did not file by Wednesday’s deadline, leaving no incumbents running in November. In the past year, Garcia has faced criticism from State Controller Betty Yee’s Office for: •

    Christopher Yee
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