|Andy should ask Alpha where Sierra Madre is.|
However, we are no longer certain. Apparently Andy's campaign is now making a concerted sign push in Arcadia. There might be more of them there than there are here.
The photo here was sent to us yesterday by a resident of the Peacock Empire who wondered if this Sierra Madre candidate knew that he would not be able to pick up very many votes by campaigning in Arcadia. The sign pictured above can now be found at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Arbolada Drive, which is a little bit afoot of the Foothill Village.
Despite what some might say, we don't just criticize here, we also try to help. In case Andy reads The Sierra Madre Tattler, and we have no reason to believe he does, here is a map that helps to point out what part of Arcadia this particular sign is found in.
I hope this helps. We're reaching out here.
Maybe Andy was looking for cheap cigarettes?
|Yet another Andy Arcadia sign.|
2 men from Arcadia, Monterey Park accused of fraud scheme to avoid taxes on selling millions of cigarettes (Pasadena Star News link): Federal investigators arrested two San Gabriel Valley men this week in connection with an alleged scheme to procure and resell cigarettes without paying excise taxes through the Port of Los Angeles over the past two years, authorities announced Friday.
Yong “David” Lu, 54, of Arcadia and Wenzhu Guo, 54, of Monterey Park, both Chinese nationals, were arrested by federal agents Thursday morning, according to U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States during an appearance Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22, in federal court in Los Angeles, he said. They were ordered free on bond, and a trial date was set for April 10.
Lu is accused of illegally obtaining the tax-free smokes, while Guo is accused of acting as the “primary distributor” of the duty-free tobacco. Mrozek said in a written statement the arrests were “part of a wider investigation into cigarette diversion schemes designed to avoid the payment of excise taxes.”
We'll let you know if we find out anything more.