Shame on Southern California Edison

What would you think if a company fired hundreds of employees to bring in temporary guest workers to do their jobs, at a lower salary?

That's exactly what's been happening at our neighbors at Southern California Edison. There's a huge guest worker program called H1B, and it's being used to replace American IT workers with foreign IT workers.

Candidate's Forum

I was originally planning to post something over the weekend about the Rosemead City Council Election Candidate's Forum being tonight, and how everyone should go. I didn't quite get to it...and then yesterday I heard rumors that are now confirmed:

http://sgvjournal.com/local-news/rosemead-1/2573-rosemead-candidates-for...

Edison Lays Off Workers to Outsource to Foreign IT Companies

The big company in Rosemead, Southern California Edision, confirmed that they laid off or replaced around 500 workers, so their jobs could be sent over to India.

Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

Mainland Chinese Moving to El Monte

The LA Times recently had a story about Chinese moving into El Monte.

They didn't get into the specifics of which Chinese, but it's the Mainland Chinese, not the Taiwanese who flocked to Arcadia, or Hong Kongers in MPK.

SCA5

Story in the LA Times today about the Asian American community's response to SCA5, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow the return of affirmative action to the University of California system.

Montebello Skatepark

I was looking up Montebello stuff, and found out there's a Montebello skatepark.

It reminded me of the old skatepark that was located next to the Pomona Freeway onramp off of Via Campo. It still hasn't been built on since the park was filled in with dirt.

Subscribe to Vegetables

A "CSA" is a way to subscribe or pre-pay and get a 5-pound bag of produce every two weeks. This is organic produce, grown by a local farming project.

They deliver it to Farm Cuisine at the corner of Garvey and Garfield every other Saturday.

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