Christopher Yee

Christopher Yee

Phone: 626-657-0986

Christopher Yee is a staff writer for the Whittier Daily News. He covers the cities of El Monte, South El Monte, Alhambra and San Gabriel.

Recent articles

  • Theft

    Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Norwalk

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who was driving a stolen vehicle in Norwalk at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.After the deputies ran the vehicle’s license plate number around 3:05 p.m. and found it had been reported stolen, they stopped the man, who parked the vehicle in the parking lot of the Denny’s Restaurant on Pioneer Boulevard near Imperial Highway, said Lt. Jeff Dusky of the sheriff’s Norwalk station.While the man...

  • News

    Rose Bowl offers naming rights, here’s what the field will be called

    PASADENA >> For the first time, the Rose Bowl’s storied field — home to hundreds of gridiron and soccer clashes and live performances by the world’s top musicians — could bear a name.But it won’t be of a corporate sponsor. The field will be named for Silicon Valley real estate investor and

  • Municipal governments

    Fate of 227 Alhambra trees to be discussed Monday

    ALHAMBRA >> The City Council could decide Monday whether to allow a development that would see 227 trees axed.The owners of the Sunnyview Care Center — once part of the Scripps Kensington Retirement Community at 1428 S. Marengo Ave. — TAG-2 Medical Investments LLC, is proposing to raze 227 of the 268 mature trees on site to make way for a 126-unit condominium complex, a smaller skilled nursing facility, a medical office building and shops. Without ordinances...

  • September 11 attacks

    Rosemead 5K run, walk commemorates 9/11, raises money for service members

    Locals spent Sunday walking, jogging and running 3.3 miles around the Rosemead High School track to commemorate the 9/11 attacks and raise money for injured service members.The non-competitive event was the first-ever Stephen Siller 5K Run & Walk San Gabriel Valley. Similar events are held across the country around Sept. 11 every year, organized by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.Among other services, the foundation raises money for its Building for...

  • Benefits for illegal immigrants

    DACA aftermath: East Los Angeles College’s student body president is a dreamer in many senses of the word

    MONTEREY PARK >> For East Los Angeles College student body President Oscar Cruz, leadership and storytelling are inextricably tied.So to inspire hope in a crowd of 200 students with concerns about immigration and the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Cruz told his own story about how becoming a DACA recipient allowed him to attend college.“After my dad was deported, I had to work four jobs to support my family of five,” Cruz, 21,...

  • Food trends

    A San Gabriel Valley mainstay, boba proves to be no passing craze

    SAN GABRIEL >> When a New York Times article described boba as “the blobs in your tea” last week, Elton Keung could only shake his head.Keung serves made-to-order boba tea drinks at his shop, Labobatory on Las Tunas Drive, and to see boba described as a new treat from the “Far East” struck Keung as narrow-minded.“It felt like right from the get go,...

  • Exercise

    With healthy food hard to find, El Monte commits to promoting health, fitness

    EL MONTE >> For Ruby Padilla, the hardest part about working out at 6 every morning isn’t waking up or the workout itself.She’s able to get herself to Beastin Beauties Fit Salon on Ramona Boulevard on time just fine, and her workouts are more for maintenance after she lost 107 pounds two years ago.The hardest part for her and all of her workout buddies is the doughnut shop next door.“Every day is a test,” Padilla, 37, said.

  • Accidents

    Branch falls at Pasadena day care center injuring three children, one critically

    PASADENA >> Three children were injured — one critically — after a eucalyptus branch fell on them Tuesday at a day care center near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.Around noon, about 15 students at the Linda Vista Children’s Center were outside in the schoolyard during the lunch break when a 20-plus-foot eucalyptus tree branch fell on three children, said Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department. After the branch struck a fence, it fell on and...

  • Automotive accidents

    Man killed in head-on collision near Diamond Bar identified

    Police have identified the man killed Sunday when two vehicles collided head-on at the intersection of Tonner Canyon and Brea Canyon Road near the Brea-Diamond Bar border.Jose Luis Garcia, 49, of Pomona died at the scene of the accident just after 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.According to witness reports, a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck veered onto the wrong side of the road and struck a Jeep Cherokee driving south at around 10:11...

  • Shootings

    Hacienda Heights home of off-duty law enforcement officer struck by bullet

    HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> The home of an off-duty law enforcement officer was struck by what authorities believe was a random gunshot Monday night.The gunshot was reported around 8:20 p.m. near the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Colima Road. The officer found a bullet hole through one of his windows, and police later found a .45 caliber bullet in the home, said Sgt. Ruben Macias of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Industry station.As he was on the phone with 911...