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Jack and his daughter Jessica Laidlaw sit on the float, currently under construction at The Rosemont Pavilion. The Trader’s float was built by Phoenix Decorating Co. It’s 28ft tall, 18ft wide, and 55ft long.

Art Teacher Rides On Trader Joe's Float By Terry Miller Photos By Terry Miller

Jack Laidlaw and his daughter Jessica lost everything in the Sayre fire at the Oakridge Mobile Home park last month. As an art and film history teacher at Arcadia High School, word got around pretty fast. In fact fellow teachers were shocked to see him back to work so soon after the tragic loss of his worldly possessions. We at the Arcadia Weekly were told of Jack’s plight by the wonderful Marilyn Daleo at the AUSD and did a feature on his loss a few weeks ago. Within a day or so of our article coming out, Trader Joe’s Corporation got hold of Jack Laidlaw and offered them a chance to ride on their New Years Day float. Jack

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The Laidlaws lost everything they owned in the recent wildland Sayre fire at Oakridge Mobile Home Park said he thought about it “for amount a second” before saying he and his daughter would love to ride on the float as Joe’s honorary guests. They won’t ask me next year,” he joked! With the theme of Saturday Matinee being “Hat’s Off to Entertainment” Jack’s input was requested for the choice of Movie posters used on the float. One of jack’s selections was The Day the Earth Stood Still. A true match made in heaven! We caught up with Laidlaw and his daughter as they got a glimpse of what they’ll Trader Joe’s on 3

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2009 Rose Parade Opening Show featuring the production with Dancing with the Stars . 2009 Rose Parade Pace Car - Honda FCX Clarity TBA 2009 Theme Banner TBA Flyover- Air Force B-2 Spirit Mounted Enforcement Detail, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department TBA Pasadena Fire Department 1 Marine Corps M o u nt e d C o l o r Guard 2 American Honda 3 Prairie View A&M Un iversit y Marching Storm Band 4 Trader Joe’s 5 Sons and Daughters of the Reel West 6 La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association 7 West Coast Composite Marine Band 8 RFD-TV 9 All American Cowgirl Chicks 10 Rain Bird Corporation 11 Science Hill High School ‘Topper Band 12 City of Mission Viejo

13 Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets 14 Macy’s 15 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band 16 Valley Hunt Club Hitch & Riders 17 Vera Bradley 18 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 19 Na Koa Alii - The Hawaii All-State Marching Band 20 Dunkin Acres Miniature Donkey 6 Hitch 21 Lions Clubs International 22 USC Float 23 USC Band 24 Farmers Insurance 25 Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 26 City of Cerritos 27 The Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood England 28 Tournament of Roses President, Corky Conzonire 29 City of Alhambra 30 Alhambra Unified School District Band 31 Martinez Family 32 Sierra Madre Rose Float Association 33 New Mexico, USA 34 HolRose Parade on 5

Bollywood Dreams Become Reality for Sierra Madre Float Features Indian Dancers and Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Carrying a “Bride” One of the most ambitious floats to date for the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association is this year’s entry,

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The finishing touches are put on Bollywood Dreams, Sierra Madre’s most ambitious float to date. Photos by Terry Miller

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A Dose of Vitamin See By Dorothy Denne

A new year. New appointment books. New planners. New calendars. We review our past, outline our present and plan our future. This is the time when we straddle the timeline, one foot at an ending, the other at a beginning. Implied in every beginning is an ending. And yet, in every ending is a beginning. Time for a dose of Vitamin See. Vitamin See can't be purchased in any store. We have to manufacture it for ourselves. Before we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life in the new year, let us take some time to go into the manufacturing process. Time, too, when some of us get into making resolutions. I am not much for New Year's resolutions, but I think there are a couple worth making. One is to take a daily dose of Vitamin See. Take a mini-retreat. Give yourself credit for all you have accomplished then spend at least five minutes, not doing, but simply being. The other is to, every day, fi nd something to laugh about, even if it is just your own foibles. Laughter doesn't necessarily make our problems disappear, but it can put them

in abeyance. When we laugh, we allow ourselves to become more open and responsive to the gift of the moment. It is precisely in those moments when we shed our brittle shells, that joy dances into our lives, transforming and renewing our very beings. I hope you will continue to visit Dorothy's Place in the New Year. And, I hope I can help you manufacture a few doses of Vitamin See, put a smile on your lips, and put a bit of joy in your hearts. As we end the old and begin the new, I share with you an “author unknown” poem: To leave the old with a burst of song; To recall the right and forgive the wrong; To forget the things that bind you fast To the vain regrets of the year that's past; To have the strength to let go your hold Of the not worth while of the days grown old; To dare go forth with a purpose true, To the unknown task of the year that's new; To help your brother along the road, To do his work and lift his load; To add your gift to the world's good cheer, Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.


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Trader Joe’s from 1 be experiencing on Jan. 1, 2009 at the Rosemont Pavilion where Phoenix Floats builds many of the larger entries in this year’s parade. A representative from Trader Joe’s also informed us that the company was putting Jack and his daughter up for four nights in a lovely hotel in Pasadena so he and his daughter can enjoy all the pre- and post Rose Parade activities, They were also gifted a couple of special jackets for the Parade which will help them keep warm during the 5 ½ mile route New Year’s Day. Additionally, Trader Joe’s executives provided the Laidlaw family a generous food allowance (from their stores, naturally) and a host of other things to help make their lives a little easier this new year. Jack’s daughter said it was a chance in a lifetime and they wouldn’t have missed this chance for the world. The “Saturday matinee” has been a central element of entertainment for nearly a century. The “Saturday matinee” has provided unequaled entertainment, delighting generations of movie goers from the Roaring Twenties to today’s Gen-Xers.

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a ramp of silverleaf, lettuce seed and lavender statice. The cowboy is wearing a 10-gallon hat of paper bark, to protect his palm fiber hair and face of blended spices from the western sun. The horse’s body is covered with ground coffee, fine ground walnut shell, and a mixture of fine cut cream, bronze and white strawflower; the mane and tail are created with pampas grass. The robot has a head of everlasting, accented by dark red kidney beans, blue statice and nori. His arms and hands feature light gray silverleaf, poppy seed and rice, highlighted by iris petals,

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The “Saturday Matinee” jumps from the movie screen to come to life on Trader Joe’s seventh Rose Parade entry. Whatever your favorite cinema genre, you’ll be entertained. Science fiction, Horror, Adventures and Westerns, they’re all there entertaining the “audience” float-riders, 16 Trader Joe’s crew members and their families. Colorful film strips tie all the elements together as the characters provide a moving depiction of film history. The green monster has a body of ti leaves, croton leaves, galayx leaves, silver dollar eucalyptus, onion seed and nori. The face that only a monster mother could love is created with halved summer squash, halved Brussel sprouts, yellow button mums, large lima beans, yellow split peas, nori and corn husks. The spaceship has a fine ground rice top portion accented by yellow mums, with a lower half of lavendar mums and

onion seed, lettuce seed, and yellow mums. The swamp creature is covered with green and yellow split peas, eucalyptus leaves, bells of Ireland and green anthurium and accents of Spanish moss. The giant gorilla has a face of blackbeard wheat, eyebrows of hyacinth root and pampas grass. The gorilla’s body is created with light and dark palm fiber, and his hands are covered with nori. The 3-D glasses on each of the creatures are covered



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with fine cut red strawflower and blue statice set in ground white rice frames. The theater is built with strawflower walls, onion seed floors and stairs, and features red strawflower seats. The theater is accented with red and yellow mums, silver leaf and individual lentil seeds. The deck of the float is covered with roses, orchids, carnations and daisies in collections of white, yellow, light orange, dark orange, red and purple. Bouquets feature anthurium, birds of paradise, button mums, tiger lilies, iris, flax leaves, carnations and iris. And the popcorn is – popcorn, from Trader Joe’s, as is all the fresh produce. Trader Joe’s is a neighborhood grocery story, with foods and beverages from the basic to the exotic. There are more than 2,000 unique grocery items in our label, at prices everyone can afford. We work hard at buying things right: Our buyers travel the world searching for new items; we work with suppliers who make interesting products just for us; and we make special purchases throughout the year. Our store crew members take pride in creating a fun, adventurous shopping experience for our customers. Customers tell Trader execs, “I never knew food shopping could be so much fun!” We like to be part of our neighborhoods and get to know our customers. And where else do you shop that even the CEO of the company, Dan Bane, wears a colorful Hawaiian shirt to work, and can often be found at the stores helping customers to their cars with their groceries! The green monster at the front of the float has multiple animation units in its head, providing an eerie, gimballed motion, special effects smoke shots from his mouth – and popcorn spews from his extra-large concession stand box. The swamp creature rocks back and forth and his arms flail. The robot rotates, and the giant gorilla at the rear of the float raises and lowers the “captive” rider clenched in his hairy fist; towering 28 feet above the parade route, the gorilla bends over backward to glide under the 16 foot underpass clearance near the end of the procession.


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Ringing in the Holiday Season with Henson Puppets, Rose Queen and Court

Henson puppeteer Jordan Baker (right) entertained the Rose Queen, her court, as well as the children in residence at Five Acres during the recent holiday open house.

Five Acres therapeutic treatment center for abused and at-risk children rang in its 121st holiday season at an open house that spotlighted the famous Henson Puppets, as well as guest appearances by the 2008 Tournament of Roses Queen and her Court. The program was hosted by actors Kevin Kilner and Jordan Baker. Five Acres, founded in 1888 as one of Los Angeles’ earliest orphanages, is a child and family services agency providing therapeutic prevention, treatment and education programs to strengthen families and prevent child abuse. Services include residential care and education, mental health services in homes and schools, deaf services, foster care and adoptions and domestic violence prevention. The agency serves nearly 5,000 children and families throughout Southern California annually.

Five Acres Board Chair Bill Clark with some of the Henson puppets at Five Acres’ recent open house.

All the New Year’s a Stage Sierra Madre Playhouse Announces Next Season's Productions The Sierra Madre Playhouse will offer a varied season of comedy, drama and musicals in its upcoming 30th year of operation. The new schedule of shows includes originals as well as many well-known theatre classics. Here's a sneak preview of what's on tap for the 2009 season. Go ahead, dust off that old monologue and start practicing!

run 837 performances on Broadway. and the 1938 fi lm won an Academy Award for best picture. Perennially appealing to audiences, You Can't Take It with You has become an American classic.

Jun 19 - Aug 1 Proof <By David Auburn> Another Pulitzer and Tony Award winner! David Auburn’s brilliant romantic mystery about love, madness and the boundaries of genius. Catherine is the loving daughter of deceased mathematical genius Robert. When a history making mathematical “proof” is discovered among her father’s old papers by Robert’s former student and Catherine’s new boyfriend, the bonds of love, loyalty, faith and commitment are tested in the struggle that follows.

Jan 16 - Feb. 21 Murder On the Bounding Main <By Jack Chansler> This comedy-mystery is set in 1953 on the luxury liner THE BOUNDING MAIN. On board, Mason Armstrong, the famous gossip columnist is shot and killed. Several passengers who had no love for the man come to the surface. Ace detective Mordecai Pierce is pressed into service to solve the case. Match wits with the detective as he wisecracks his way through mayhem and mendacity. From the people who brought you the screwball hit, BAD HEIR DAY! Mar 6 - Apr 11 Picnic <By William Inge> Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, William Inge's masterpiece about a charismatic drifter who transforms the lives of a small town beauty, her tomboy sister and a lonely local spinster over the course of one long, hot summer remains a sultry, haunting story about the dangers and beauty of longing and love in the American Midwest of the 1950's.

Apr 24 - Jun 6 You Can't Take It With You <By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart> You Can't Take It with You opened in New York in December of 1936 to instant critical and popular acclaim. This depiction of a delightfully eccentric family, headed by Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, in collision with the stolid and Conservative Kirby's. is fi lled with energetic physical antics and a wholehearted pursuit of happiness.” Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1936, the comedy went on to

Aug 14 - Sept 26 Sierra Madre Playhouse Summer Musical Spectacular! (To be Announced) Oct 9 - Nov 14 A Fine Monster You Are <By Monk Ferris> What monster lurks behind the locked oak door?! Join us for a wild and hilarious Halloween entertainment and find out! Sweet old Emily Holbrook is interviewing sweet young Suzette Larson for a job as secretary companion to live in her ancient family man-

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Nov 27 - Dec 23 Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents a Christmas Holiday Festival (To be Announced) The Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Reservations: (626) 256-3809. Online ticketing and other information are available online at their website,

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45. Light brown color, common to pale sunworshippers 46. Previous monetary unit of Portugal 48. Bite 50. Lab fluids 51. Hanoi holiday 52. Wreath of flowers 54. Solar radiation measuring device 61. Aramaic father 63. Veda devotee 64. Hammett hound 65. Young male horse 66. Hand woven wall hanging 67. Ground 68. Leg joint 69. A mouse! 70. Ladies of Sp.


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Last Week’s Solution

1. Blind as ___ 2. New Age musician John 3. Bones found in the hip 4. Aztec god of rain 5. Word of woe 6. Religious practice


1 6 7

7. Abound 8. Best 9. Make impure 10. Composer Schifrin 11. 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet 13. Mail charge 14. Long.billed sandpiper 20. Aleutian island 21. Broadcasts 25. Pleasing 26. Unit of energy 27. Allowable 28. Grassy plain 29. Water vapor 30. Agave fiber 31. Madrid Mrs. 33. Ovum 35. Compose 37. Tempo 39. Very funny 42. Chapter of the Koran 44. City near Provo 47. Russian country house 49. Takes by theft 52. Deficiency 53. Black, to Blake 55. Make weary 56. Memo heading 57. Minn. neighbor 58. Boris Godunov, for one 59. Sicilian spewer 60. X.ray units 62. Consumed, usually food

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HAPPY 2009!

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By SierraMadreSue Behrens

If you're looking for a place to see some live music while toasting the New Year, there's three good suggestions here: from solo Blues guitar in South Pasadena, to acoustic Rock in West Covina, to full-on Dance music in Sierra Madre, complete with back-up singers and choreographed dance moves. The food and music are guaranteed to be great at all three places, so take your pick! Mario from Cafe 322, pictured here with me, looks forward to serving you on New Year's Eve, or any other night. Check out the website for hours, menu and entertainment calender. WED. 12/31 - NEW

YEAR’S EVE with THE SUBS @ THE DOCKSIDE in WEST COVINA, 7:30pm (I believe.) 3057 E. Garvey Ave. North. In the bar area, but you can order food also. All ages ok. Joe Velosa, Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright. Acoustic Rock, Soul & Blues. 626-915-3474. WED. 12/31 - NEW Y E A R’ S E V E BLU E S w ith BA R RY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 8pm. 1009 El Centro. Reservations: 626441-2443. WED. 12/31 - NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE WITH MERCY & THE MERK ETTES, 9:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Reservations for early and late dinner seatings: 3 course dinner and champagne. R&B, Disco, Funk, Rock, Motown, etc. JANUARY 1, 2009 -

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! and Happy Birthday Jane! FRI. 1/2 - The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE M AYA N BA R (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 6 - 9pm Happy Hour. 311 W. Foothill Blvd. 626-358-3231. NO COVER. Full bar, food, coldest beer in town! Acoustic Guitar, vocals. “Hot Chick, Cool Dude & Music to suit your mood!” themellowdeees FRI. 1/2 & SAT. 1/3 “THE SUBS” (Better Than Blue’s acoustic alter ego) @ the DOCKSIDE in WEST COVINA, 7:30 - 11:30pm.

Presented by: Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D. Day: Tuesdays Location: Time: Lecture: 7:00 - 9:00 Pacific Clinics Training Institute Registration begins at 6:30 2471 E. Walnut Street Light Refreshments Provided Pasadena, CA 91107 Questions: Call the NAMI Office at 626-577-6697 Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: Education for Families January 13 Understanding Bipolar Spectrum Disorders January 20 Treatment for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Education for Families February 3 Schizophrenia: A Brain Disorder February 10 Schizophrenia: Treatment & Compliance State of the Art Treatment for Major Mental Illness: Education for Families February 17 Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Why it’s the Optimal Treatment February 24 Family Roles and Skills that Promote Recovery Learn more about our sponsors & presenter: Pacific Clinics: NAMI: Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D.:

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CTRL + Z Now let us begin that time of year when we need to undo everything. It can be sad, in some ways, as you say goodbye to precious children who live so many miles away. It can be sad as you place that last ornament in the box and remember how many Christmases past you packed away that same ornament. You remember parents and grandparents who had played such an important part in making your life meaningful and special. Think about it though! What would our lives be like without these feelings and memories? As I undo all the decorations, I look forward to another year of making memories with my family and friends. Not all the times ahead will be good, but they will all be parts of my life. Now, as I undo, I must take the important step of cleaning out the refrigerator after all the holiday meals. Any fattening dip or appetizer must be

removed to prevent further snacking. Any small servings of turkey or fish must be disposed of for safety reasons. And all holiday desserts must hit the trash before one more spoonful crosses your lips. Personally, I love getting everything cleaned up and all the dishes washed and put away once the holiday eating has come to an end. But usually, I find that a bit of entertaining to follow the sometimes stressful family time can be relaxing and enjoyable. Do not let the “undo” of Christmas be a lonely time. I plan to invite some friends over, just one couple at a time, and have a quiet and relaxed dinner. Casual dishes, paper napkins, jeans and sweatshirts, and beer in a bottle make the evening all about the good times. The best recipe for these double dinner dates is called Beef and Wild Rice Casserole. Not a real creative name for a delicious dish. Grab a big pan and make twice the recipe; you can freeze some for later.

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join generations of Shrimp House fanatics. It’s seafood you will crave. Shrimp, fish filets, steaks, chicken, salads, and food to go. 4488 E. Live Oak Ave, Arcadia (626) 445-6369, (626) 448-8742,

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come up with catering ideas from breakfast, lunch to a sumptuous cavalcade of home-cooked Mediterranean cuisine. 411 E. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, (626) 445-0392.

Patticakes: The dessert Company Located in Altadena and featuring such heavenly and huge dessert delights as: Truffle dark chocolate flourless cake with dark chocolate truffle cream. finished with chocolate curls. Or if that’s not quite your cup of tea, try their old fashion :four layers of Devil’s Food chocolate cake with a white chocolate mousse center. Glazed with dark chocolate ganache. 1900 North Allen, Altadena (626) 794-1128


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Pasadena Fire And Police Departments Issue Tips For Staying Safe Along Rose Parade Route Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center


s the blue jet t a x ied down t h e r u n w ay, I sat by t he window with a cold bee r. When the engines f ired I jumped up and watched the giant bird soar into the sunset. It was a beautiful sight, enhanced by a front row seat in an elegant hotel. My getaway to the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center began Friday when a friend and I checked into a 7th-floor suite, overlooking the airport. The spacious room included a 32” flat screen TV, surrounded by a sofa and cushy chairs; an office area with desk and wireless Internet; a full-size dining table with chairs. It also offered a King bed, small refrigerator and coffee-maker. But my favorite amenity was the wall of windows overlooking the airport. From here, we watched planes take-off and land also got memorable views of the sun setting behind the hills of Los Angeles. When not relaxing in the room, we explored the hotel and nearby vicinity. Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, the two-tower, 488-room Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel is designed in contemporary luxury and elegance. The lobby is bright, spacious and modern and the exterior entrance yields a desert, Palm Springs-like motif, with earth stones and water features. Next to the lobby is a gift shop, and the Daily Grill, where we ate our fi rst night. Known for hearty portions of classic American food, the restaurant has 1940’s charm and features intimate booths and a full bar area

for watching games or meeting friends. It is also open for breakfast and lunch. Our dinner at the grill began with a Trio of Hummus appetizer with sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata Olives and traditional Hummus, served with Grilled Flat Bread and Cucumbers. We then enjoyed Mahi Mahi Amandine, with lemon butter sauce and grilled vegetables; and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, with shallot white wine reduction and mixed greens. For dessert we split an exciting Key Lime Pie with raspberry puree, whipped cream and lime zest. In the morning I worked out in the stateof-the-art hotel gym. I began in the weight room and fi nished in the cardio room on the stair-climber. I then rejuvenated in the Jacuzzi, which is located in a beautiful outdoor patio area with fi re pits and cabanas. After soaking, we took a free hotel shuttle to Universal Studios City Walk, where we browsed a myriad of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Back at the hotel, we relaxed by the pool. In the evening we walked five minutes to Fry’s Electronics, which is no average department store; it is a must-see Burbank tourist attraction. With a giant alien space ship jetting from the main entrance, the store is a tribute to Hollywood “B-Movies.” Besides electronic equipment and aliens, there are army men, Godzilla-like monsters, old movies, and even a diner called the Atomic Café, where guests can eat while sitting in classic cars.

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s t he 12 0t h Rose Pa rade approaches, the Pasadena Fire Department and Pasadena Police Depart-

ment are issuing safety tips for the thousands of residents and visitors who line the route on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The parade route will be a safer place if everyone follows the rules and regulations intended for the safety of all parade-goers.

The Do's •Camping is permitted only on the night of Dec. 31. •A permanent position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon on Dec. 31. The “Blue Line” is the honor line. All persons and property such as blankets, chairs, etc., must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. on Dec. 31. At that time spectators may move out to the honor line. •Small, professionally manu-

factured barbeques elevated at least one foot off the ground are allowed on the parade route, 25’ from buildings or other combustibles. A fire extinguisher must be readily available. • Minors under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are under the supervision of adults. • Dress for cold weather. Children and senior citizens may need extra layers

of clothing to avoid hypothermia. • Stay hydrated and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration. • Report any suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route. • In case of emergency call (626) 744-4241 from a cellular phone or 9-1-1 from a landline phone; know the cross streets from which you are calling.

The Dont's • Smoking is prohibited along the parade route. • Tents, sofas and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited along the route. • Unoccupied chairs are not allowed. • Bonfires are prohibited and considered “illegal burns.” • Fireworks are prohibited except as part of scheduled official events • No items may be sold along the parade

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route without a permit. • No public areas (sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets) may be cordoned or roped off. • No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities. • It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route. • Pets are not recommended along the parade route because they are easily frightened by sudden, loud noises.

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Help for Pasadena Visitors Pasadena Service to Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Celebrates Opening of New Visitor Center and 25th Annual Visitor Hotline with 2009 Tournament of Roses Royal Court and KTLA Rose Parade Broadcaster Stephanie Edwards. The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) officially opened its new Visitors Center and launching the annual Visitors Hotline (formerly called the Holiday Hotline) on December 29, 2008. The 2009 Tournament of Roses Queen Courtney Lee and the Royal Court were on hand to open the Center and to assist community volunteers answer calls from thousands of local and out-of-state visitors coming to the 120th Tournament of Roses Parade and 95th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2009. In addition, KTLA Rose Parade Broadcaster

Stephanie Edwards served as master of ceremonies for the event, answering phones and responding to callers along with the volunteers. To celebrate the 120th Tournament of Roses Parade, the Pasadena CVB announced its Visit Pasadena Sweepstakes at the event. One Grand Prize winner will receive a VIP trip for two to Pasadena to attend the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game. The Pasadena CVB is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a desirable meeting, convention, and leisure travel destination. For more information contact the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800.307.7977 or go to The Visitor Hotline number is (877) 793-9911.

Recycle Holiday Trees City of Pasadena residents have several options for disposing of their holiday trees, compliments of the Department of Public Works. Participants are asked to remove all stands, ornaments and lights so that the trunks and branches may be recycled as compost. Residents may drop off their holiday trees for recycling Monday, Dec. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 3, at: *Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar

Blvd., parking lot on Millicent Way; or *Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., parking lot on Morton Street. Residents with trash pickup services from city of Pasadena may place their trees curbside, to be picked up on their regular trash pickup day. Trees will be picked up January 5 through 16. For more information call Street Maintenance & Integrated Waste Management Division at (626) 744-4087.

Brazile Joins Parsons as Parsons Selected for Military East Region Sales Manager, Water & Infrastructure Master Planning Services


Parsons has been selected for a five-year contract to provide a full range of military master planning services to military installations and federal facilities assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. Under this Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract, Parsons will provide an array of services, including installation development of master plans; creation, update, development, or operation of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other automated systems; project planning; environmental planning and assessments; surveying; and other related engineering studies. “Parsons is honored to have been selected

by the Corps of Engineers to provide planning services that will improve and extend the usefulness of installations serving our armed forces,” stated Tom Roell, Parsons Group President. “Over the past five years, Parsons has continued to prove its strength in this field as a result of more than 400 planning assignments that have allowed our Department of Defense customers to effectively meet their mission requirements.” For well over a decade, Parsons has supported the Savannah District by applying core planning, engineering, GIS, and environmental management skills. Parsons looks forward to continuing its successful relationship with the Savannah District.

Prostitution Sting In Pasadena On December 23, 2008 between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. a prostitution sting operation took place along East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena where undercover decoy officers posed as both prostitutes and customers. This sting focused on male and female participants and the operation resulted in the arrest of fifteen male adults and 1 female adult. “We are responding to residents’ complaints and concerns about the decrease in the quality of life in the areas and local businesses where this type of activity takes place,” says Chief of Police Bernard Melekian. “These types

of sting operations are designed to address those complaints and are conducted on a random basis throughout the city. It is our intention to positively impact the neighborhood with this type of operation. The message is, if you come to Pasadena to commit an act of prostitution, you will likely get caught and arrested.” The maximum penalty for this offense is 6 months incarceration, $500 in fines. In addition the arrestee’s vehicle is impounded and all arrestees are tested for the presence of HIV and must attend AIDS awareness classes.

Parsons is pleased to announce that Danielle Brazile has joined the company as East Region Sales Manager for its Water & Infrastructure group. In this role, she is responsible for East Region sales and marketing activities in the water, wastewater, and water-related infrastructure markets. Ms. Brazile comes to Parsons with more than 10 years of strategic sales and marketing experience in the engineering and construction industries, including managing multidiscipline pursuit teams for large infrastructure projects and high-tech facilities. Ms. Brazile joins Parsons from a technical professional consulting firm where she was a sales manager for program management/construction management and engineering pursuits, with a focus on customer satisfaction for some of the most complex water, wastewater, transportation, and building projects globally.

Prior to that, she provided business development, proposal, and marketing support for a provider of government information and communications products, solutions, and services. Market sector experience includes local, state, and federal government, as well as Department of Defense and corporate clients. “Danielle is a highly motivated sales professional whose leadership, creativity, and precision will be key contributors to the growth of our east region,” stated Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Executive Vice President. “Her proven track record of producing winning results globally and managing marketing initiatives across geographically dispersed office locations will add great value to our eastern operation.” Ms. Brazile holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Winter 2009 RegistrationGet Moving! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to be more active, lose weight and reduce stress? Attention all yoga enthusiasts! Registration is currently open for our Recreation & Community Services Department classes! We have 3 very talented yoga teachers offering classes Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. We have added a 7am Saturday morning yoga class as well. All classes will start early January. Please check our website at www.arcadia. for a class schedule or call our office at 626.574.5113.

Trying to lose weight and tone your muscles after the holidays? Aerobics, Strength Training, Sculpt Pilates, Step & Sculpt and Pilates classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings. They will help you reach your goals in the New Year. These group classes will motivate you to stay on target and have fun at the same time!

For more questions, please contact Arcadia Recreation and Community Service Department at 626.574.5113.

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Huge 20,500 sf lot with many large trees create a unique, tranquil, quiet & private compound. Perfect for extended families or as a Single Family Residence with great rental income potential. 5 buildings with wood interior/exterior, vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces. Extensive remodel in 2007 - new kitchen, baths, utilities updated, low-maintenance landscaping, low-voltage lighting. Very unusual, must see to appreciate the possibilities.

838 Wick Lane, Glendora Offered at $1,295,000.

Country living just 30 miles from Los Angeles! Build your dream home on this wonderfully private and secluded property which is zoned for horses and consists of about 8 acres with approximately 2.2 of them being on a gentle slope. There is a possible development opportunity to build 2 to 3 homes. Buyer to verify with the City of Glendora.

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340 Olive Tree Lane, Sierra Madre Offered at $949,000.

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Nestled in a tranquil & private setting among towering pine trees this home is situated on 17,450 sf of professionally landscaped grounds. There is a stream, stepping stones, and a Koi pond in the rear yard. The house is 2,278 sf with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a family room with walls of windows to the rear yard, a fireplace, and crown molding. Other features include: an oversized 2-car garage, solar panels, gas fire pit, dog run and exterior accent lighting.

1745 La Cresta, Pasadena Offered at $875,000.

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Owner remembers the architect as being a Frank Lloyd Wright understudy. This home offers wonderful tranquil views of the mountains and Brookside Golf course. For those who love to golf, this property is conveniently located just one mile from the Brookside Country Club. The floor plan is open and spacious and offers pleasant views from almost every room of the home. There are modern touches, walls of windows, new carpeting and new interior paint. 2,238 sq.ft. home, 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 22,500 sq.ft.lot.

324 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre Offered at $848,000.

Situated on a large 11,134 sf lot, this property is for those who love to entertain. Spacious living room w/vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Large kitchen opens to Family Room. Kitchen has wood flooring, Sub-Zero refrigerator,water purifier, self-cleaning double ovens, built-in desk. Sliding doors from Family Room to deck w/large lattice covered patio and private rear yard. Master Suite w/his & hers closets. Home is 2,222 sf, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Updated Baths, 3-Car Garage w/storage & work bench.



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512 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre Offered at $649,000.

This lovely home has been meticulously updated. It features wood flooring, crown molding, charming fireplace in living room, French doors opening to a large deck and rear yard. The kitchen is totally remodeled and offers: granite counters, cherry-wood cabinets, Thermador gas range, wine cooler, Travertine flooring, under-cabinet lighting and large pantry. 1,117 Sq. Ft. Home, 3 Bd 1 Ba, 8,100 Sq.Ft. Lot.

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This lovely 4 bedroom home has been upgraded throughout: There is a ceramic tile entry, stone fireplace in the living room, Milgard windows in the front of the home, Bentley carpeting, newer appliances, all new lighting fixtures, neutral colors, and a Noritsu tankless water heater. There is a large covered patio, automatic sprinklers, a finished garage with built-in cabinetry, a roll-up garage door and parking of an RV or boat! This is a short sale and all terms are subject to lender approval.

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Rose Pruning Primer Dear Garden Gal, Itís my first year in our new home. The house came with a small, very pretty garden in front with 13 rose bushes. Iíve never taken care of roses before. Is it time to prune? How do I do that? Agog in Altadena Dear Agog: Many plants, like roses, head into carbohydrate-storing mode when temperatures dip below 55 degrees. By this time of year, when nighttime temps reach 45 degrees, theyíre resting in dormancy. Even with our warm sunny days exceeding 70 degrees, the cold nights and the daily temperature fluctuation of more than 20 degrees puts roses out of their growing season. We prune plants in Southern California when theyíre dormant. The estimated height of winter dormancy is January 15, but for most

gardeners, rose pruning takes place from December 15 to February 1. Iíve pruned roses as late as March 1 when the winterís just gotten away from me, but the best prune by midJanuary. In case your roses are still producing new leaf growth, you can encourage dormancy by withholding water. Before you prune anything, know your wood. Plants bloom on one of three types: current seasonís wood, last yearís growth (shoots) and older wood, two to 10 years old (spurs). Roses bloom on current seasonís wood, which makes them easy to prune. Easy, that is, if you donít mind a few thorns. When you cut keep a few goals in mind. Cleanliness will help ward off later troubles. Prune with a trash can nearby. We donít compost rose clippings due to overwintering pests and diseases. For shears, Clorox is tough on your blades but can stop the transfer of bacteria onto your next cut.

As you prune, remove dead and diseased wood. Pests thrive here. Borers love sections that have died back, and roses usually have at least one area of dieback. Be sure to cut away any cane that has a hole in the center or pith. Keep cutting till you get to green wood. Throw those canes in the trash, not onto the ground. Borers can hop out and burrow into the ground till finding another cane to eat through. Rust can splatter off leaves onto the soil, too, so take care to get your cuttings into the can ASAP. Another minder for pruning. Cut your rose plant in the shape of an open fist. Generations of students from Cal Poly Pomona to Mt. San Antonio College have been admonished by Professor Dave Lannom to cut like an open fist. And heís right! Hold your hand like an open catcherís glove. This is the pattern to emulate as your prune. Keep the center open as roses love good air circulation around and through their canes. How many canes should you leave? Re-

move anything old, anything skinnier than a pencil, clean out the interior and any crossing or rubbing canes, and remove any that prohibit the free circulation of air. Cut to a five leaf group just above an outward growing bud. This is where new growth forms in the spring. From this budís new wood a flower will be produced, and more each time you prune throughout the growing season. So shape your plant to encourage outward growing buds. Itís not the end of the world, but it doesnít help to cut a bud on the inside, as this bud will soon become an air-blocking inward growing cane. Generally, the hardier your roses (canes thicker than a Sharpie) the harder you cut the canes. Plants that grow four to 10 feet tall benefit by being cut back to 12 inches. Plants that grow two to four feet tall should be cut back to 18 inches. Small rose shrubs or groundcover roses that donít grow taller than two feet should

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 15TH: 7:17 a.m. – Arrest, trespassing, 621 East Sierra Madre Blvd. A transient, sleeping in a tent was discovered camping inside the city’s fenced maintenance yard. The man was arrested and issued a citation for the violation and released on a written promise to appear. 6:22 p.m. - Arrest, Kersting Court. An intoxicated man was reported refusing the leave Lucky Baldwin’s. The man was found seated on the sidewalk, intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The man was arrested and transported to the Pasadena jail for remand.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16: 8:17 a.m. - Arrest, felony false evidence of registration. Unauthorized access to computers, 600 block Mariposa Ave. A Sierra Madre motorist was stopped for a traffic violation. A records check revealed his driver’s license was suspended/ revoked. The car he was driving had stolen current registration tabs, but per DMV the registration was expired. Further investigation led the officer to believe that the motorist’s mother, a DMV employee, who was the passenger in the car, had given her son the fraudulent registration. The driver and passenger were arrested and transported to the Pasadena Police for remand. DMV investigators responded to handle the entire investigation. 3:30 p.m. – Arrest, the Altadena Sheriffs’ Department recovered the beige Toyota Camry that was stolen last Sunday. The two female juveniles were in possession of the car and taken into custody. Det. Gonzalez followed up and identified an additional burglary in Altadena. The case is currently under investigation.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18: 11:15 a.m. – Vandalism, 82 West Sierra Madre. The glass window on the east side of the business had 1 ft x 2 ft swirls scratched into the glass. The damage occurred between Thursday, 12/11 and Thursday, 12/18. No dollar loss estimate was available. 10:40 p.m. – Arrest, 232 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Memorial Park. A man was arrested for theft of utility (electricity) services and loitering in the park after closing time. The man was arrested and transported to the Sierra Madre PD jail. The man was later released on a citation.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19: 3:22 p.m. – Arrest, Baldwin Ave and Arbolada Ave. A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation. A records check revealed his driver’s license was suspended/revoked. The driver was arrested and released on a written promise to appear.


3:22 a.m. – Arrest, 80 East Grandview Ave. A motorist was stopped for traffic violation. During the investigation the driver was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI. The Pasadena resident was arrested and transported to the Sierra Madre Police Department. 11:15 a.m. – Vandalism, 200 block South Canon Ave. A mail box was struck with a baseball bat. The crime occurred between Friday evening and Saturday morning. No loss estimate was available.



Units responded to the 00 block of Christina around 2:15 a.m. in reference to a domestic violence incident. Investigation revealed that during an altercation, the suspect struck his girlfriend in the face with closed fists and open hands. A 37-yearold Caucasian was arrested for inflicting corporal injury to a cohabitant. Around 4:38 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Nordstrom advised that they had detained a man for fraud. The suspect selected merchandise and said that he did not have his Nordstrom credit card with him and then presented a driver’s license. The salesclerk noticed that the license appeared to be fraudulent, but she continued with the transaction while another employee contacted the accountholder. The accountholder indicated that he had his driver’s license and credit card in his possession. When loss prevention agents approached the suspect, he dropped his bags of merchandise and ran towards an exit. He was combative and even bit one of the agents, but he was finally subdued. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 31-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for commercial burglary, assault, theft of access card, and felony parole violation.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15: Around 11:18 a.m., units were dispatched to the 300 block of West Palm regarding a fraud report. The victims went to Nordstrom to pay their credit card statement and discovered an unauthorized charge of $2,886.44. Unknown suspect(s) had obtained their account information by unknown and made a purchase online. Officers responded to the 600 block of Fairview in reference to a grand theft that took place between 4 p.m. on December 12 and 5 a.m. on December 13. While away for the weekend, the victims’ juvenile son decided to have a party without permission. The victims returned and discovered numerous items stolen from the house, including Christmas presents and a $300 bottle of tequila.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16: Around 5 a.m., units responded to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 120 West Las Tunas, regarding an audible burglary alarm activation. Officers found the front door shattered and suspect(s) had pried open a safe. The suspect(s) took cash, gas card, and sets of car keys. A Wachovia bank fraud investigator came to the station around 2:13 p.m. to file a fraud report. He indicated that on October 6, a 42-year-old female Hispanic cashed a fraudulent business check in the amount of $5,395.


A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Watson around 1:50 p.m. A neighbor living in the 1900 block of Lee saw a male AfricanAmerican jump over his fence in the backyard and a few minutes later he jumped back over and fled in a SUV type vehicle that was parked on Wisteria. Officers inspected the home on Watson and discovered that the suspect had forced open a sliding glass door, ransacked a bedroom, and stole about $10,000 in jewelry. Shortly after 5 p.m., units were sent to the 00 block of Lucille in reference to a fraud report. The victim checked her account online and discovered the unauthorized withdrawal of $1,727 from her checking account.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18: Between 4:30 a.m. on December 16 and 10:50 a.m. on December 18, a grand theft occurred at Hilton Garden Inn, 199 North Second. A 45-yearold male Hispanic rented a room for a few days and upon his departure it was discovered that he had stolen a television, microwave oven, lamps, iron, coffee maker, and other miscellaneous items from the room. The total reported loss was about $1,520. Around 6:41 p.m., units were dispatched to JC Penney regarding a theft that just occurred. A male Hispanic took several bottles of cologne and hid them in a shopping bag while in an elevator. When he was confronted outside the store, he dropped the bag and fled on foot. Officers later located the 35-year-old suspect and a record check revealed that he had a prior conviction for robbery and an INS hold for being a previously deported alien. A private person’s arrest was made, and the suspect was taken into custody for petty theft with prior conviction and a felony warrant.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19: Officers responded to Domenico’s, 245 North Santa Anita, regarding a fight in progress. A male victim was punched and kicked by two male Hispanics during an argument. The victim sustained a fractured nose and several lacerations to his face, and he was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Around 11:43 p.m., officers located a vehicle with a stolen license plate at Longden and Holly. Surveillance was conducted on the vehicle and a woman later entered the vehicle and drove away. A high risk stop was made and a 54-year-old Caucasian was detained. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie containing a crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine and an open bottle of vodka. The driver smelled of an alcoholic beverage but refused a field sobriety test or a chemical test. She was arrested at the scene for receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and driving while under the influence. During the booking process, a bindle of crystalline substance was found in her pocket, so she was also charged with possession of a controlled substance in a jail facility.

was made, and the 21-year-old Asian was taken into custody for grand theft. Over $1,059 in merchandise were recovered. Around 10:51 p.m., JC Penney loss prevention personnel advised that they had detained a 19-yearold male Hispanic for stealing a gold necklace; however, he had given the necklace to a woman who was driving a red Ford F-150. Officers located the vehicle and detained the 19-year-old Indian. Private persons’ arrests were made, and the man was taken into custody for petty theft and the woman for receiving stolen property.



2:49 a.m. - Peace disturbance 700 block California Ave. 1:00 p.m. - Vehicle burglary 700 block W. Huntington Dr. 1:24 p.m. - Threatening 500 block Linwood Ave. 1:30 p.m. - Vandalism 800 block W. Colorado Blvd. 8:25 p.m. -Attempted grand theft auto 500 block W. Huntington Dr.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16: 8:00 a.m. - Residential burglary 2000 block S. Fifth Ave. 12:01 p.m. - Trash picking on California Ave. 3:09 p.m. - Objects thrown at vehicles on E. Olive Ave. 5:22 p.m. - Soliciting 100 block N. Mountain Ave. 7:47 p.m. - Drug activity 200 block S. Encinitas Ave.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17: 12:52 a.m. - Suspicious vehicle 900 block Ridgeside Dr. 12:19 p.m. - Fraud report 1000 block E. Royal Oaks Dr. 4:44 p.m. - Threatening 300 block E. Scenic Dr. 5:56 p.m. - Petty theft 100 block E. Colorado Blvd. 9:28 p.m. - Fight in progress 500 block W. Huntington Dr.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18: 8:02 a.m. - Drug activity on E. Royal Oaks Dr. 10:40 a.m. - Threatening 700 block Mountain View Ave. 5:00 p.m. - Commercial burglary 2000 block California Ave. 7:54 p.m. - Family disturbance 400 block S. Lincoln Pl. 9:23 p.m. - Soliciting 600 block E. Olive Ave.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19: 6:53 a.m. - Fire assist 200 block E. Central Ave. 11:46 a.m. - Fraud report 800 block Genoa St. 7:00 p.m. - Mental evaluation 1000 block S. Ivy Ave. 8:25 p.m. - Lost/stolen license plates 500 block Ranchito Rd. 9:24 p.m. - Vandalism 100 block W. Foothill Blvd.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20: 12:20 a.m. - Peace disturbance 700 block W. Duarte Rd. 11:25 a.m. - Forgery report 2000 block Encino Ave. 3:12 p.m. - Welfare check 900 block Norumbega Dr. 6:13 p.m. - Weapons offense on W. Chestnut Ave. 7:42 p.m. - Personal robbery 800 block W. Colorado Blvd.



Loss prevention personnel from Sport Chalet advised that they had detained a man for theft around 3:09 p.m. The suspect selected a backpack, removed ski goggles and gloves from their packaging, placed them in the backpack, and left the store without making payment. A private person’s arrest

8:08 a.m. - Found property 300 block S. Fifth Ave. 2:14 p.m. - Soliciting on W. Central Ave. 5:00 p.m. - Commercial burglary 200 block N. Mayflower Ave. 6:28 p.m. - Residential burglary 700 block W. Duarte Rd. 10:22 p.m. - Fraud report 200 block N. May Ave.

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other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Faustino Saavedra and Maria G. Saavedra, husband and wife as joint tenants Recorded: 01/31/06, as Instrument No. 06-0228068, of Official Records of Los Angeles, California. Date of Sale: 01/07/09 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 417 LOS ANGELES AVE, MONROVIA, CA 91016-0000 Assessors Parcel No. 8515-011-040 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $364,218.39. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office.” Date:12/12/2008 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Camale Smith, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243 Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. FEI#1002.101804 12/18,12/25,01/01/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1164374-02 APN:

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8508-004-094 TRA: LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2238 REF: Ruiz, Haroldo IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 09, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 07, 2009, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 16, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 1820557 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Haroldo Ruiz A Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank. At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1222 S Mayflower Ave Unit D Monrovia CA 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan. Auto, low mileage, front/rear/a/c, many extras. Great Soccer mom car. $9,000 obo. (626) 512-7050

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title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $395,293.62. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. As indicated below, Wachovia Mortgage, FSB, made the following efforts to contact the borrower, but contact was not made. Use of autodialer to contact borrower, manually dialed calls to the borrower, mailed correspondence to the borrower containing a toll free number for Wachovia Mortgage, FSB, and regarding the delinquency, Mailed brochure to the borrower regarding options to avoid foreclosure. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 10, 2008. (R-211349 12/18/08, 12/25/08, 01/01/09)

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Arcadia Indians, Jr. All American Football Players Win Sportsmanship Award


By Courtney Blackburn

The Arcadia/Monrovia chapter of the San Gabriel Valley Jr. All-American Football and Cheer League was recently awarded the Jose Reyes Sportsmanship Award—a triumph, considering that the award in question hasn’t been won by the team in 20 years. The Jose Reyes Award honors sportsmanship. Throughout the season, teams are graded not only on how well they perform, but how well they behave. The Arcadia Indians’ attitudes were

consistently positive and sportsmanlike, resulting in the award. The Arcadia Indians’ Midget Division, comprised of middle-school age boys from both Arcadia and Monrovia, took home the honors. Their head coach, Mike Morales, couldn’t have been prouder. “These boys pulled together and became a family.” He named outstanding players Josh Morales, Adrian Barrios, Jake Medel, Geo Munoz, and Tyron Vaughn. “They were captains of the team, and they showed great leadership. Seven to ten kids never played before, but the captains were able to make them confident and better players. Also, being leaders inspired these boys to stick with each other, to come together as a family.” Together with volunteer coaches Rick Munoz, Gabriel Medel, Miguel Barrios, John Atherton (who is also the wrestling coach at Monrovia High), Danae Devon, and Teresa Morales, the team finished the season strong, making it all the way to the League Semi-Finals. Their overall record was 6 wins and 3 losses. The San Gabriel Valley Jr. All-American Football and Cheer League has many chapters throughout the valley. It encompasses ages 6-14 and requires a 2.0 grade point average. There are six divisions in each chapter: Jr. Gremlin, ages 6-8; Gremlin, ages 8-10, Jr. Pee Wee, ages 11-12, Pee

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Wee, age 12, Jr. Midget, ages 12-13, and Midget, ages 13-14. The boys are sorted by weight in addition to age, which is why there is such an overlap of the 12 year age group. With the exception of the Jr. Gremlins, who play flag football, the rest of these teams are full-fledged tackle football, just like the pros. For all the Midget players, this finale marks the end of their Jr. Footballer careers. The boys will go on to play High School Football at both Arcadia and Monrovia High Schools, while Coach Morales will move down the age ranks to coach his younger son, Isaiah, who will be on the Pee Wee level. The same coaches follow their teams, staying with them throughout their Jr. Footballer experience. When Coach Morales was asked who he’ll root for when Monrovia High faces off against Arcadia High and his former players go head to head, he laughed. “That’ll be a fun game! I’ll have to be for Arcadia, as my son will be on that team, but I’ll root for all my boys. I love them all.” Coach Morales encourages anyone interested in the League to sign up “as soon as possible!” He gives out his own cell phone number to anyone who wants to know more:

(626) 389-7929. The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2009, but sign-up are beginning right now, in January. The Arcadia Indians are always recruiting, in every age group. Though the season won’t begin until July 2009, Trudi Atherton, the coordinator and recruiter for the Football and Cheer teams, urges anyone interested to get information through hotline (626) 359-4677. Photo Midget Indian caption/The Midget Indians Team of 2008. Photo Arcadia Football Trophy caption/L-R: Coaches Mike Barrios, Rick Munoz, Mike Morales, Gabriel Medel, and John Atherton hold the Jose Reyes sportsmanship trophy. Also coaches but not pictured: Danae Devon and Teresa Morales.

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This 3 bedroom home has lots of charm and character. Hardwood floors, beautiful fireplace in the living room with cove ceilings. Newer exterior paint, private patio with recess lighting, newer tile, central air and 2 car detached garage. (H329)

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Located in Brightwood School District of Monterey Park featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining area, fireplace, central air & heat, kitchen with granite counter tops and new appliances, beautiful yard, double attached garage. (0693)

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This beautiful 4bdrm 2bth home has mountain views, sparkling pool, 2 fountains, covered patio, topiary and sego palms located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Two master suites, large foyer, formal dining room, FP, kitchen w/modern appliances & eating area ceramic tile counters, 2 first floor bdrms and upstairs family room w/balcony. (File #A8815)



Handsome brick fronted town home in Sierra Madre. 1653 sq.ft.,Includes 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, fireplace, large dining area,and separate dining room, walk-in pantry, balcony off master bedroom,large patio, two car attached garage with ample storage. (1008)

This 4bdrm 2bth is situated on a quiet tree lined street with an excellent school district, convenient location with golf course, parks, schools and shopping close by. Spacious floor plan, bright and airy, new flooring and paint, FP, granite counter tops, attached 2 car garage and move in condition. (File #D150)

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This beautiful home features 2 bedrooms and 1 remodeled bath. Newly installed bamboo hardwood flooring throughout, new paint inside and out, newer roof, FA/ CA and much more! Close to City of Hope. (BRO)

This 2 bedroom home is located in a great neighborhood and features a good size family room, hardwood floors, nice kitchen, 1 car attached garage and private backyard. (CED)

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