Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley nearing completion


Carpets, $50,000; plumbing fixtures, $45,000; audio system, $75,000 – completion of the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley, priceless.

The center of Islamic learning is raising money to finish the towering structure off Gale Avenue in Rowland Heights. On Saturday, the center held a fundraising dinner, but much more is needed to complete the wish list above.

When finished, the edifice will become a priceless addition to the local community. For the structure will be much more than a mosque, it will be a community center offering a charter school and medical clinic for people of all races and religions.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story CENTER.

State school superintendent visiting Telesis Academy in Rowland Unified

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson will attend a Southern California Education forum with several San Gabriel Valley educators and school board members at 3:30 p.m. today at Telesis Academy in Rowland Unified.

Topics will include possible education bonds and the impact of proposed budget cuts to education.

School board members, principals and superintendents from school districts throughout the region are expected to attend, including those from Rowland Unified, Alhambra Unified, and El Rancho Unified, West Covina and Bassett.