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  • San Gabriel Valley's El Monte getting a boost from Chinese investors

    San Gabriel Valley's El Monte getting a boost from Chinese investors
    Trucks loaded with construction materials park in front of a vacant lot in El Monte, where a homeless man slumbers on the sidewalk next to a mountain of rags and trash bags. Overhead, colorful flags whip in the breeze, advertising opportunities for...
  • Streets in downtown Hampton to close for Friday parade

    Several streets in downtown Hampton will be closed ahead of the Holly Day Parade at 7 p.m. Friday, Hampton Police announced on their Twitter page. The closures are as follows: Beginning at 11 a.m., two lanes of Settlers Landing Road eastbound (two...
  • Cookies from home brighten military holidays

    The cookies are on their way! On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 26 of American Legion Post 26 in Stafford once again spent the better part of a day collecting homemade cookies, bars, fudge, and candies for hometown men and women serving in...
  • Roundup | Wednesday, Dec. 10

    Roundup | Wednesday, Dec. 10
    BOYS BASKETBALL Sandburg’s Niko Kogionis gets lighter, starts lighting up with three-pointers Niko Kogionis’ goal is to make his final season of high school basketball a memorable one. He figured the best way for that to happen was to...
  • Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback

    Construction of the Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora, Colo. — already years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget — was dealt another blow when the company building the facility was told it could walk away...
  • Yankee Polecat Insulator Club collectors gather

    For more than a century, glass and porcelain insulators graced the tops of most utility poles. Now that they are no longer used, they have become collectors' items. One group of insulator collectors, called the Polecat Insulators Club, recently held a...
  • A thankful community remembers veterans

    When Pastor Charles Seivard began the invocation to the Veterans' Day service at Oscar Swanson Park in North Grosvenordale, he brought home the import of the day. "Think of one individual who served," he said. "See their faces, speak their names, remember...
  • Clermont library offering free holiday programs of music, film

    Cooper Memorial Library will offer free holiday programs at the library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. •The holiday music series will feature the Paul De Ritter Duo from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday performing seasonal music. DaVida, a Christian...
  • Wreaths Across America to honor veterans

    At noon Dec. 13, American Legion Post 219 in Fruitland Park will aid Wreaths Across America in honoring our veterans by laying wreaths on the graves of veterans in Shiloh Cemetery on Shiloh Street in Fruitland Park. Wreaths Across America pursues its...
  • Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

    Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
    The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor. "Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
  • Over 900 Pounds Of Baked Goods Donated To Enfield Cookies For Camouflage Drive

    Over 900 Pounds Of Baked Goods Donated To Enfield Cookies For Camouflage Drive
    ENFIELD – Over 900 pounds of donations were collected Sunday in the fifth annual Cookies for Camouflage campaign. Cookies for Camouflage was started by Enfield Hooah, a military support web site run by Enfield resident Lori Gates. Organizers...