El Monte Councilman Art Barrios called this week, asking why I wasn’t at the pancake breakfast last Friday. Um, because I had the day off and would much prefer to spend my free time at the beach.
But he didn’t care about me: He wanted to know why the Tribune only writes negative stories about El Monte. It’s a common complaint we get. Barrios was right, we didn’t cover it. But we also didn’t cover the dozens of other Fourth of July events in the 31 cities in the San Gabriel Valley. There’s just not enough space.
But in honor of Barrios, how about we spend some positive attention to what is going on in your cities this weekend.
OPEN FORUM: What will you be doing in the SGV this weekend?