Happy Lunar New Year


I spent a few hours before work Sunday visiting the Lunar New Year festival in Monterey Park. The two-day celebration was held the entire weekend along Garvey Avenue, between Garfield and Alhambra avenues.

I should start by saying I’m really glad I went. There were several thousand people there, lots of vendors and lots of food ….. my kind of festival.

A lot of interesting things caught my eye —— turtles for sale, boxes and boxes of dried ginseng. But the thing that interested me the most: tons of campaign fliers touting candidates for the March City Council election.

Take a look: