Reporting from Arcadia and vic., the evocatively-named Chans Paris N is no more, replaced by "Tofu House", a Taiwanese lunch place specializing in stinky tofu. I opted for the chicken and rice combo ($5.99), which was fine, but included a side of Bird's-eye corn and peas. Once the plastic bag ban passes, hopefully that item is next.
Down Duarte (just inside Monrovia), the Shanghai Bamboo House has been face-lifted to appear less auto-shop-like, and now looks like every other Arcadia strip mall. Cook smoking out front said they were re-opening for business tomorrow (12/22).