After checking out the newest site for a health care facility at 612 W. Shorb St. in Alhambra, I decided to drive down Valley Boulevard through El Monte before I jumped on the 10 freeway.
It is amazing to me how many thriving Asian shopping centers there are in Alhambra, the number of new developments sprouting up in Rosemead, and the variety businesses on the street.
One such business that I spotted sold the Vietnamese snack, Balut, which is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside.
This is just one of the many businesses in the Rosemead area that cater to the Asian population area in the city and surrounding areas.
Another business in Rosemead, though not on Valley, is Cal Poultry, at 8942 Garvey Ave. The business slaughters and sells whole chickens and duck.
It is the only slaughterhouse in the city, but officials are anticipating more public discussion on Cal Poultry very soon. While Cal Poultry has been a staple in the community for more than 20 years, it is out of compliance with the city code, and now Cal Poultry owners are pulling permits so that they can continue to operate. Look for that story next week.