The city closed the Chinese New Year event three hours early Jan. 30 because of the weather. But vendors say the rain had stopped and the police involvement, sparked by a Monterey Park official who claimed a pastor assaulted her, was way over the top and scared visitors.
First came the rain. Then the prayers for it to stop. Then when the sun came out and visitors began arriving, so did the cops — to close everything down because of the weather.
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