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DEA Detains Dirty Duarte Doctor Monrovia Police Investigation Leads to DEA Arrest of Arcadia Doctor for Overprescribing Opiate Painkillers

On Feb ruary 10 a physician with a practice in Duarte was arrested on federal narcotics charges for allegedly dispensing powerful and

addictive painkillers, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, directly out of his office without examining “patients” who instead simply paid him cash for pills. Daniel J. Healy, 52 , who resides in Arcadia, was arrested by DEA at his office without incident. According to a criminal complaint filed last week and unsealed today, Healy allegedly ordered, dispensed and

prescribed huge amounts of prescription painkillers over the past three years to patients he often did not examine. “The abuse of addictive prescription drugs continues to increase in the United States at alarming rates,” said Timothy J. Landrum, Special Agent in Charge. “Between 2004 and 2005, emergency room visits in the U.S. attributed to the non-

Homeless Numbers at Record High

Sierra Mudre Sierra Madre Canyon Residents Get Brunt of the Mudflow Debris Due in Part to County Flood Control Negligence

Homeless Count Taken by Department of Housing & Urban Development

Terry Miller

Los Ang e le s C ou nt y F lood Cont rol workers forgot t o close a gate last Thursday to a debris dam on Yucca Trail in Sier ra Madre, causing serious mud flows during rainstorms last Friday down Woodland Drive near Mary’s Market. The mud flows came from the fire burnt area charred the recent Sierra Madre Fire last summer. The open gate perhaps wasn’t the main reason the area got a good blanketing of the brown

stuff, but it certainly was a contributing factor, according to some neighbors in Sierra Madre Canyon. One resident of Skyland Drive has seen it all before. “You’ve just got to go with the f low... it doesn’t do any good to get upset. This happens nearly every year,” says Andy Dotson as he and a volunteer from the California Conservation Corps help remove the lava-like mud from in front of his home. T he major it y of t he mud was removed by city public works crews using dump trucks and skip loaders - along with a lot of shoveling. Public Works director

medical use of pharmaceuticals increased by more than 25%. Unfortunately, there are a few doctors supplying these drugs that are more interested in profit then the health of their patients.” According to the complaint, Healy drew the attention of DEA when an informant reported that Healy was dispensing controlled subst a nces in excha nge D.D.D.D.D on 24

CCC Members clean up the hillside of Sierra Madre Canyon with the hope of preventing further mudslides. -Photos by Terry Miller

Bruce Inman surveyed the area Saturday and ordered more trucks to help with the huge amount of mud. Meanwhile, approximately 20 California Conservation Corps workers were trying to prevent further flows of the mud high above the home on the 800 block on Skyland. Hundreds of sandbags and barricades Sierra Mudre on 24

Pasadena, like every other community across the country, is experiencing an increase in the numbers of homeless. Rev. Pat O’Reilly, the executive director of the Ecumenical Council of Pasadena Area Churches (ECPAC), says there is a 20% increase in the services that she manages. “This time last year the Bad Weather Shelter, which is the only local cold weather shelter that takes in families, served 130 individuals. This year our numbers have reached more than 170 people on a given night. O’Reilly Homeless on 24


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$ $ $ $ $ $ $1.00 U.S. Gold ............................................. $90 to $2,500 $ $2.50 U.S. Gold ............................................. $80 to $5,000 $ $3.00 U.S. Gold ............................................. $350 to $3,500 $ $5.00 U.S. Gold ............................................. $125 to $5,000 $ $10 U.S. Gold ................................................ $325 to $4,200 $ $20 U.S. Gold ................................................ $650 to $5,000 $ $20 High Relief .............................................. Up to $50,000 $ $ WE BUY ALL SOLID GOLD ITEMS- NEW, USED OR BROKEN $ High School Rings ......................................... Up to $500 Wedding Bands .............................................. Up to $1500 $ Old Mountings ............................................... Up to $700 $ Bracelets......................................................... Up to $10,000 $ Necklaces ....................................................... Up to $15,000 $ Old Watch Cases ............................................ Up to $2,400 $ Charm............................................................. Up to $600 $ Dental Gold .................................................... Bring in for cash $ Broken Chains................................................ Bring in for cash $ PLATINUM - ALL PLATINUM JEWELRY - BRING IN FOR CASH $ Mountings ...................................................... Up to $2,500 $ Therm-Coupling Wire .................................... Bring in for testing $ Crucibles ........................................................ Bring in for testing $ Screen............................................................. Bring in for testing $ $ IF YOUR ITEMS AREN’T USED, BRING THEM IN FOR A $ FREE APPRAISAL AND CASH OFFER $ ½ Carat ........................................................... Up to $2,400 $ ¾ Carat ........................................................... Up to $3,000 1 Carat ............................................................ Up to $10,000 $ 2 Carat ............................................................ Up to $20,000 $ 3 Carat ............................................................ Up to $50,000 $ 4 Carat ............................................................ Bring in for a quote $ Large diamonds much, much more. We buy old mine cuts and Euro$ pean cut diamonds. We buy diamonds with or without GIA certificates $ $ ALSO WANTED: KEY DATES AND RARITIES, PCGS, $ NGC & ANACS GRADED COINS, COLLECTIONS, $ ESTATES, ACCUMULATIONS AND DEALER STOCKS, $ AMERICAN EAGLES GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, $ SAKR, CML, 40% & 90% SILVER COINS, SILVER $ BARS, SCRAP GOLD AND SILVER FLATWARE, CALL $ $ FOR QUOTES. $ WANTED: US AND FOREIGN CURRENCY, LARGE $ SIZE NOTES, SMALL SIZE 1976 AND BEFORE. $ $ WANTED: STAMPS, SINGLES, SHEETS, COLLEC$ TIONS, ESTATES AND DEALER STOCKS. NO COL$ LECTION TOO SMALL OR TOO LARGE! $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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BUYING ½ Cent 1793 ................................................... $1,000 and up ½ Cent (other) ................................................ $5 and up Large Cent 1793 ............................................. 1,000 and up 2¢ Pieces ........................................................ $3 and up 3¢ Pieces ........................................................ $3 and up ½ Dimes 1794-1805 ....................................... $500 and up ½ Dimes 1829-1873 ....................................... $5 and up U.S. 5¢ 1866-1882 ........................................ $3 and up U.S. 5¢ 1883-1912 ........................................ 25¢ and up U.S. 5¢ Buff .................................................. 15¢ and up U.S. 10¢ Before 1808.................................... $100 and up U.S. 10¢ 1809-1837 ...................................... $8 and up U.S. 10¢ 1838-1891 ...................................... $5 and up U.S. 20¢ 1875-1878 ...................................... $25 and up U.S. 20¢ 1796 ............................................... $5,000 and up U.S. 25¢ 1804-1807 ...................................... $100 and up U.S. 25¢ 1815-1837 ...................................... $15 and up U.S. 25¢ 1838-1891 ...................................... $5 and up U.S. 50¢ 1796-1797 ...................................... $15,000 and up U.S. 50¢ 1794-1806 ...................................... $75 and up U.S. 50¢ 1807-1837 ...................................... $25 and up U.S. 50¢ 1838-1891 ...................................... $10 and up U.S. $1.00 1794 ............................................ $25,000 and up U.S. $1.00 1795-1805 ................................... $500 and up U.S. $1.00 1836-1839 ................................... $150 and up U.S. $1.00 1840-1877 ................................... $20 and up Trade Dollars.................................................. $50 and up 1906-S and 1931-S......................................... $20 and up 1909-S VBD................................................... $400 and up 1914-D ........................................................... $75 and up 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922-D, 1926-S and 1931-D............................. $5.00 1924-D ........................................................... $15 All other before 1934 2¢ each Foreign Coins (exc. Canada cents) ................ 3¢ each and up Proof Sets Confederate Currency (before 1928) U.S. Paper Currency (before 1928) AVERAGE PRICES - COMMON DATE - 1964 AND BEFORE Silver Dollars (before 1935) .. $9 to $25,000 Half Dollars.................................................... $4 to $5 Quarters .......................................................... $2 to $3 Dimes ............................................................. 80¢ to $1.50

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FEBRUARY 12 - FEBR EBRUARY 18, 2009

Shopping

Antiques

www.paintnplay2.com

Winner

Michaels 729 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-305-5222

Kaleidoscope 306 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-303-4042

Runner-Up

Patty's Antiques 316 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-358-0344

Art Gallery Winner

Paint n Play 418 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-256-4848 www.paintnplay2.com

Runner-Up

Segil Art Gallery 110 W. Lime Ave., Monrovia 626-358-5563

Arts & Crafts Winner

Paint n Play 418 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-256-4848

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Paint ‘n’ Play Art Studio

Lisa Barrios, along with her sister Rachel Quimayousie, owns the successful Paint ‘n’ Play2 Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery in Monrovia’s Old Town. Lisa and her sister took over the ceramic business in 2001 when it was located in Sierra Madre. In 2003, at the behest of many friends, customers and associates they relocated the business to Old Town Monrovia. Since then, the sisters have expanded to include high-fired ceramics, custom handprints of children (and paw prints of all animals), instructional workshops, corporate teambuilding events, and custom commissioned ceramic pieces, including auction items and awards for local schools, businesses and civic groups. They were recently commissioned to create ceramic teapots for the Annual Emmy Awards in Hollywood. They take great pride in the fact that all Paint ‘n’ Play products are American made, striving to purchase from SoCal and local-area vendors whenever possible. Their love for Monrovia and dedication to the community are always important in their business decisions. The art gallery, developed by Lisa & Rachel as a way to assist the non-profit Monrovia Association of Fine Arts features the photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry of local artists. Lisa and her sister, Rachel, also created a program for local cancer patients, “Hold ‘n’ Hands, Help ‘n’ Hearts”: This legacy program creates keepsake ceramic handprints for cancer patients and their families, at no cost to them. “It is our desire to inspire families to memorialize the people they love who are being treated for cancer with this very special program.” Though the recent vagaries of the economy have proven challenging for Paint ‘n’ Play, but Lisa & Rachel plan to keep and grow their successful, multi-faceted art business in Old Town Monrovia. www.paintnplay2.com

Runner-Up

Auto Dealer Winner

626 445-6454

Runner-Up

Ross 1609 S Mountain Ave, Monrovia 626-305-1995

Clothing-Women’s Winner

Macy's 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-5711

Runner-Up

Angela Closet 511 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-358-3938

Rusnak Arcadia 55 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-447-1117

Computer Store

Runner-Up

Best Buy 950 Lakes Dr., West Covina 626-919-4060

Bewley Allen Cadillac 801 E. Main St., Alhambra 626-289-5203

Bike-Skate Shop Winner

Winner

Runner-Up

Foothill Computers 1140 Huntington Dr , Duarte 626-305-1577

Stix Ride Shop 421 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-301-9059

Department Store

Runner-Up

Macy's 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-5711

Temple City Bike 9628 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City 626-287-6936

Book Store Winner

Winner

Runner-Up

Nordstroms 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-821-6363

Golf Shop Winner

Golfsmith 3635 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-1963

Runner-Up

Eaton's 1150 Sierra Madre Villa, Pasadena 626-794-6773

Hardware Store Winner

Home Depot 1625 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia 626-256-0580

Runner-Up

Arnold's Hardware 297 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-355-3365

Health Food Store Winner

Whole Foods 3751 E. Foothill, Pasadena 626-351-5994

Runner-Up

Trader Joe's 604 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-358-8884

Independent Market Winner

Trader Joe's 604 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-358-8884

Vroman's 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-449-5320

Furniture Store

Runner-Up

Fedde 2350 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-796-7105

Fresh & Easy 133 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-256-8800 www.freshandeasy.com

Runner-Up

Jewelry

Borders 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-1320

Cellular Phone Store Winner

Winner

Plummers 3635 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-744-0211

Celluar West 425 N Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia 626-446-6265

Record Store Winner

Best Buy 3415 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-9516

Runner-Up

FYE 614 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-357-8053

Clothing-Children’s Winner

Gymboree 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-4029

Runner-Up

Children's Place 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-446-0615

Clothing-Men’s Winner

JC Penny's 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Winner

Cal's Jewelry

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Sprint 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-447-5744

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Smaller than the usual supermarket, this neighborhood sized stores are easily accessible and offer everything from everyday staples to gourmet items. Lots of fresh and wholesome food choices, including prepared meals and organic foods, make healthy eating easy and affordable. In particular, our own fresh&easy™ line of products has no added trans fats and no artificial colors or flavors. And with our in store Kitchen Table you can taste our products before you buy them. The simple packaging and labels on our private brand helps you see exactly what you're bringing home – great food you can trust.

Gift Shop

5824 Temple City Blvd., Temple City 626-286-7474

Winner

Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Music Instruments

KC Hopper 108 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia 626-357-7643 Bear Essentials 320 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-446-4995

Fitzjohns Jewelry 9557 Las Tunas, Temple City 626-286-1584

Winner Waltrip's


1271 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-447-7414

Runner-Up

Guitar Center 2660 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-535-0108

Office Supplies Winner

Office Depot 725 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-358-9794

Runner-Up

Staples 1450 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia 626-305-5686

Pet Store Winner

Pet Jungle 124 W. Las Tunas, Arcadia 626-447-0579

Winner

Action Footwear 420 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-358-0377

Runner-Up

DSW Shoe Warehouse 376 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-578-7530

Sporting Goods Store Winner Big 5 Sports 3719 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-795-3111

Runner-Up

Chick's Sporting Goods 3359 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-1843

Stationary Store

PET JUNGLE Same Family Ownership Since 1963

• Full Line Pet Shop • Full Service Grooming

Runner-Up

Petsmart 3347 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-8434

Pool Supply Store Winner

Leslie's Pool 324 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-9850

Specialty Food Store Winner Trader Joe's 604 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-358-8884

Runner-Up

Winner

KC Hopper 108 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia 626-357-7643

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Pet Store

Jeanette Dana, owner of the Pet Jungle shop in Arcadia is continuing a family legacy that was begun in 1963 by her mother in law, Dawn. As a child, Jeanette lived just around the corner from the shop and would ride her bike to the store nearly every day to visit with all the animal - which, at the time included many exotics like a monkey named LeRoy. In 1985, Dana moved back to her childhood home and came into the shop where she met her future husband Joe, Dawn's youngest son. The two were married in 1986. It was in 2004 that Dawn retired, leaving the store to Joe and Jeanette, who stepped in as the store's second generation of owners. “Our mission continues to be to provide quality products at a fair price, excellent. Knowledgeable customer service and a place where your pet's needs will always come first,” says Dana. “We have been blessed beyond belief by our valued, loyal customers, friends and family who continue to shop here, and we want to say ‘thank you' to every one.”

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Thrift Store Winner

Bargain Box 64 E. Live Oak, Arcadia 626-445-2861

Runner-Up

Salvation Army 56 W. Del Mar, Pasadena 626-577-4649

Whole Foods 3751 E. Foothill Blvd, Pasadena 626.351.5994

Doll store

Shoe Store

The Dollmakers 412 S. Myrtle Ave., Mon-

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Runner-Up

Lee's Hallmark 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-8868

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Camera shop Winner

Samy's Camera 41 E. Walnut, Pasadena 626-796-3300

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The Dollmakers Doll Store

“Our retail store is stuffed to the rafters with gorgeous collectible dolls, doll clothing and accessories, stuffed animals, cool toys for the kids and exciting gifts and surprises for the entire family! You'll love our fun and informative dollmaking and doll repair classes where we share our many years of dollmaking and doll doctoring secrets directly with you. Family owned and operated for over 17 years, we're open 7 days a week to serve you. Come browse our vast selection of brand name dolls like: Tonner, Vogue, Adora, Only Hearts Club, Raggedy Ann, Ashton Drake, Marie Osmond, and Mary Engelbreit

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Leonora Moss is a family-owned business in the quaint village of Sierra Madre. They are a unique floral design studio and boutique serving the San Gabriel Valley since 1988. The store's mother-daughter design team of Judith Brandley and Lorie Westmoreland puts their attention to detail and their personal touch into each custom floral design.

Focus One Com mu n it y Cred it Union is committed to providing efficient, accessible, and innovative services to its member-owners while preserving financial soundness for them and as an

institution. Focus One Community Credit Union's Vision Statement says that they will be the premier financial partner to its memberowners.

H Health & Fitness

Acupuncture

Doctor (General Practice)

Winner

Winner

Dr. Shi 638 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-447-0447 www.thearcadiaspinecenter.com

Runner-Up

Dr. S.N. Dahl 301 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-294-4866

Chiropractic Winner

Dr. L. Mellinger 226 E. Foothill Blvd., Arcadia 626-357-3232

Runner-Up

Dr. David Goff 638 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-445-3242

Dentist Winner

Dr. Dennis C. Demesa 75 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 626-482-0347

Runner-Up

Dr. Balacuit 416 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-357-3296

Runner-Up

Dr. Dino Clarizio 1505 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-821-3290

Facial

Winner

Deja Vu Med. Spa 38 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-574-7452

Runner-Up

The Skin Shop 108 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia 626-359-3344

Fitness Center-Gym Winner

24 Hour Fitness 125 N. 1st Ave., Arcadia 626-446-3000

Runner-Up

Dr. Ronalyn Raymundo 170 E. Foothill Blvd., Arcadia 626-359-4595

Physical Edge 253 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 626-294-0070 www.thephysicaledge.com

Dermotologist

Hair Salon

Winner

Winner

Dr. Irene Lao 931 Buena Vista St., Duarte 626-303-4626

Runner-Up

Dr. Dong Chang 612 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-821-5998

Salon de Jeunesse 32 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-2225 www.salondejeunesseus.com

Runner-Up

Bellisima 501 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia


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Bellisima: A Classic Salon for Those with Fine Taste A cornerstone of the Monrovia business community for over 12 years, Bellisima Salon & Day Spa is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality spa services and beauty care. But don't expect a stuffy atmosphere at Bellisima. Here the décor matches with the attitude of their employees and professional skin and body care specialists: Warm and inviting, with drinks and pastries on hand and always offered to their pampered customers, owner Maria Fajardo has managed to blend the charms of an Old Town salon with the latest treatments and technologies available to date. In fact, Bellisima offers many services not found at most salons like expert Threading, Eyebrow & Eyelash Coloring and much more.

At Bellisima, your image and your health, along with the self-confidence and feelings of wellness that they lead to, are just as important to your professional esthetician as they are to you. Whether for you or for that special someone, Bellisima offers a wide range of treatments suitable for every budget and beauty need. With packages ranging from the manicure & facial “Refresher”, to the over five hour “Indulge” session, Bellisima has something for every personality and every event, from pregnancy to bridal showers to that special wedding day treatment. Check their ad in this paper for a special promotion, or stop by for a Valentine’s gift certificate discounted by 20% off its total value.

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Salon De Jeunesse

“Get the latest hairstyles including color and cut, extensions, hair highlighting, and lowlights at Salon de Jeunesse. With more than 10 years of industry experience, we have been offering top-quality coloring and styling services at competitive prices. As a licensed beautician in both hairstyling and extensions, we provide the latest hairstyles to keep you looking and feeling great. Selon de Jeunesse specializes in both men and women; cuts, color, weaves, high lights, and hair extensions. We believe your hair should not only compliment your lifestye, but actually become the very focal point of your personal style. Let our friendly and experienced staff pamper you in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether it be for a special occasion, to get new look, or to just simply relax, out team of specialists are here to accommodate you. “

626-357-0017 www.bellisimasalon.com

65 N. Madison Ave., Pasadena 626-449-4859

Massage

Runner-Up

Winner

Burke Williams 39 Mills St., Pasadena 626-440-1222

Runner-Up

Deja Vu Med. Spa 38 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-574-7452

Martial Arts Winner

Red Dragon Karate 449 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-303-1415

Runner-Up

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Arcadia Shotokan Karate 113 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-574-0575

Nail Salon (Manicure,Pedicure) Winner

Join us for our grand opening celebration, where we’ll be making a donation to a local organization.

Elegant Nails 7 E. Foothill Blvd.,, Arcadia 626-445-8864

Runner-Up

Retreat Nails 923 W. Duarte Rd., Monrovia 626-445-4414

Opening at 10am, February 18th Huntington & Mt. Olive

Opthamologist Winner

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Dr. Frederick Harris 1741 Huntington Dr., S. Pasadena 626-799-2212

Winner

Deja Vu Med. Spa 38 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-574-7452

Deja Vu

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“ Deja Vu Med Spa is founded on the idea that the highest quality skin care be provided in a comfortable, relaxing environment. This concept is used by skin care providers worldwide. We are an innovator in the skin care industry and offer the newest products, services and state-of -the-art equipment. We understand healthy, beautiful skin is essential to a beautiful you and a beautiful you is essentail to total well-being!�

Runner-Up

Burke Williams 39 Mills St., Pasadena 626-440-1222

Tanning Salon Winner

Optometry

Runner-Up

Winner

Pamper Yourself...

Spa

Runner-Up

Lens Crafters 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-2446

Thank You for Voting us #1 Hair Salon

Glenn Weisman 51 N. Fifth Ave., Arcadia 626-359-7600 www.drweissman.com

Dr. Tassinari 1368 E. Walnut St., Pasadena 626-796-3105

Off Beach Tanning 129 South First Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 626-574 - 9877 Studio Tan 439 S Baldwin Ave Arcadia, CA 91007 626-445-5154

Wellness Center

Runner-Up

Winner

Personal Trainer

Runner-Up

Stephen Bornfield 622 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-446-2122

Winner

Physical Edge 253 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 626-294-0070 www.thephysicaledge.com

Active Health @ Methodist 300 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-898-8800 Clarizo Chiropractic 638 W. Duarte Rd Suite #16 626-447-0447 www.thearcadiaspinecenter.com

Yoga

Runner-Up

Winner

• Specializes in Wedding Packages

24 Hour Fitness 125 N. 1st Ave., Arcadia 626-446-3000

• #1 in Customer Service

Pilates Program

Runner-Up

• Specialized Skin Care By Jan Marini

Winner

• Specialized in Lacquer Nails ( New Technique For Better Nails)

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Foothill Gym 202 South Myrtle Ave 626-303-7667

Yoga Madre 300 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-303-1004 Monrovia Comm. Ctr. 119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia 626-256-8246

Other

Runner-Up

Winner

Plastic Surgeon

Runner-Up

Monrovia Comm. Ctr. 119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia 626-256-8246

Winner

Brian Cox, Premiere

Dr. Thomas Taylor 960 E. Green St., Pasadena 626-577-7730 Curves 4075 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 626-447-4075


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READERS’ CHOICE 2009

FEBRUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 18, 2009

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Dr. Clarizio Runner DoctorUp

(General Practice) Dr. Clarizio was raised in Arcadia where he currently resides with his wife Hope and Children Christopher and Jenna. His father, Orlando Sr., inspired him to become a physician. Dr. Clarizio has been in private practice in Arcadia for more than 20 years, having first started in Temple City. He is on staff at Methodist Hospital and San Gabriel Valley Hospital. His affiliation with Methodist Hospital has included positions as Vice-Chief of Staff and Chief of Medicine, also serving on

the Utilization and Quality Assurance committees, among others. Personally, Dr. Clarizio has enjoyed many years of coaching AYSO soccer teams in the Arcadia area, and later training and coaching a club soccer team, touring the U.S.A. and Europe, and winning many awards. His dedication to youth soccer has been recognized by the City of Arcadia and Mayor of Los Angeles. Dr. Clarizio prides himself in providing complete medical care along with a staff a dedicated employees.

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Huntington Hospital Hospital

“Huntington Hospital is a 636-bed, not-for-profit community hospital. Founded in 1892, Huntington is committed to

providing excellent patient care delivered with compassion and respect. The hospital offers a full complement of acute medical

Voted Top Florist in the Valley

Thank You! We Love our Customers

Vista Cove

r e n n i W Senior Living Vista Cove at Arcadia is an intimate and caring community. Their mission is to serve our residents with compassion and respect in an inviting and secure setting, to promote their independence, and to care for their physical and emotional well being. That

commitment extends from each member of the Vista Cove staff to residents and their family members and friends. Vista Cove is proud to introduce you to our beautiful community and the committed professionals who care for our residents.

care and community services, ranging from general medicine to the foremost specialized programs in cardiovascular services, oncology, and the neurosciences. The hospital has the only trauma center in the region. In addition, Huntington offers women's and children's services, state-of-the art orthopedic surgery, in and out-patient psychiatric services and the Huntington Senior Care

Network. As a teaching facility affiliated with the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Huntington supports 35 residents each year, specializing in medicine or surgery. Over 50 percent of Huntington’s residents remain in the area to practice, providing a seamless transition through generations of care.�

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The mission and motto of the Arcadia Spine Center is: To get the injured healthy and keep the healthy well through natural holistic medicine. Since 1995, they have treated each patient with this common sense approach to chiropractic medicine, and since 1997 Robert D. Clarizio has been leading the practice to excellence. “I am extremely thankful for the votes and I am inspired to continue to give the best care possible,� said Clarizio of being recognized in the Best of the Best. His goal is to, “inspire, educate, and empower people to constantly improve the quality of their lives spiritually, physically and nutritional.� The Arcadia Spine Center treats all neuromusculoskeletal complaints from head to toe. In addition to chiropractic treatments we also offer rehab therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture.

Born and raised in Glendale, CA, Dr. Clarizio chose to pursue a career as a chiropractor after he was successfully treated for a high school football injury. His positive results as a chiropractic patient gave him a tremendous amount of confidence in this type of health care that could alleviate pain without drugs or surgery. The Center is equipped to provide a variety of treatments and diagnostic test. The most current treatment includes a laser treatment to help reduce the symptoms of allergies. The Arcadia Spine Center is located at 638 W. Duarte Road, #16. The Spine Center offers free consultation and accepts auto accident liens and workers compensation cases. For more information, call (626) 447-0447 or visit www.TheArcadiaSpineCenter.com

ARCADIA SPINE CENTER Voted Runner Up Wellness Center and #1 acupunturist Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy

We offer Caring and Friendly Staff, Convenient Hours and the Latest Technology

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VOTED TOP PIZZ A IN THE AREA!

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Best Beer er S Selection Best Rest Restaurant Celebrating 10 years in Arcadia

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$18.99 Limit 1 per visit. With coupon only. May not be combined w/other offers or discounts. Expires June 30th, 2009

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$16.99 Limit 1 per visit. With coupon only. May not be combined w/other offers or discounts. Expires June 30th, 2009

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Readers’Choice Tops in the Valley - Mueller Family

FORMERLY BEST OF THE BEST

Monrovia

Bakery

THREE GENERATION OF BAKERS

Family Owned and Operated Since 1971 Pastries • Breads • Donuts • Cakes • Pies • Cookies • Brownies • Eclairs Monrovia Bakery 506 South Myrtle Avenue Monrovia, California 91016

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READERS’ CHOICE 2009

FEBRUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 18, 2009

Restaurants American Winner

Monrovian Family Restaurant 145 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-446-1077

Runner-Up

Only Place in Town 110 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-355-5538

441 W. Duarte Rd., Monrovia 626-357-2659

Runner-Up

Le Roy's Highland Restaurant 523 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-357-5076

Winner

Mediterranean

Winner

Runner-Up

Mediterranean Garden & Grill 335 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-358-0432

La Parisienne 1101 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-357-3359

Winner

Mediterranean Garden & Grill 335 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-358-0432

Runner-Up

Greek

Café Santorini 64 W. Union St., Pasadena 626-564-4200

Winner

Mexican

Asian Fusion

Daphne's Green Café 915 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-256-4209

Winner

Runner-Up

Sesame Grill 308 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 626-821-0880

Runner-Up

French

Armenian

Runner-Up

Manna Korean BBQ 2101 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead 626-307-5671 Seouljung Korean BBQ 1431 S Baldwin Ave Arcadia 626-447-5479

Café Bizou 91 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 626-792-9923

A & A Golden Grill 2616 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-356-9191

Winner

May's Café 31 E. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-574-8368

Winner

Pepper's 181 Colorado Place, Arcadia 626-446-5529

Runner-Up

Bakery

Indian

Los Guero's Sports Bar 323 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-358-9985

Winner

Winner

Restaurant

Monrovia Bakery 506 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia 626-357-1895 www.monroviaoldtown.biz/profiles/ monrovia_bakery.html

Runner-Up

Wildflour Baking Company 328 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-355-9000

Cuban

Winner

Mojito's 69 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 626-796-2520

Chinese Winner

Wang's Palace 423 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-303-3701

Runner-Up

Panda Inn 3488 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-793-7300

Coffee House Winner

Joe's Place 1345 Huntington Dr., Duarte, CA 626-357-5637 www.eatatjoesplace.com

Runner-Up

Bean Town 45 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre 626-355-1596

Diner Winner

Nano Café Two

Mezbaan Indian Cuisine 80 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 626-405-9060

Runner-Up

All India Café 39 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 626-440-0309

Italian

Winner

Bella Serra 422 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-359-1399

Runner-Up

Café 322 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-836-5414

Runner up

The Derby 233 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 626-447-8173

Winner

Matt Denny's 145 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-1077 www.mattdennys.com

Spanish

Winner

La Luna Negra 44 W. Green St., Pasadena 626-844-4331

Runner-Up

Japanese

Casa Del Rey 31 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre 626-355-6060

Winner

Thai

Shogun's 470 N. Halstead St., Pasadena 626-351-8945

Runner-Up

Tokyo Lobby 927 E. Las Tunas Dr. #K, San Gabriel 626-287-9972

Winner

President Thai 498 S. Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena 626-578-9814 www.president-thai.com

Runner-Up

Juice Bar

Chang Thai Bistro 614 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia 626-357-9658

Winner

Vegetarian

Robek's Juice 941 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-357-4515

Runner-Up

Jamba Juice 64 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-666-1500

Korean

Winner

Bean Sprout 103 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-254-8708

Runner-Up

Orean Health Express 817 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena 626-794-0861

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President Thai

r e n n i W Joe’s Placeer n n i W Thai

Imagine an exotic trip to beautiful Thailand; looking at beautiful beaches, gaxing through ancient temples and immersing in the local culture. Going to President Thai is the closest thing in town to actually being there. The restaurant recently moved to its newly designed original Thai architecture building in Pasadena where they serve au-

thentic Thai cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients and spices. The wonderfully authentic atmosphere is decorated with ornate Thai art forms that transport you a world away as you eat. Serving the community for the past 15 years, President Thai promises to make you lunch or dinner an experience you will never forget.

Coffee House

Have you watched “Cheers” lately? Where everyone knows your name? In Duarte, our ‘Cheers” exists at Joe’s Place. Our customers walk into Joe’s house, his dining room, his living room (yea, yea, yea, his bathroom) His “formal” dining room too. That sense of “home” is what sets us apart. Joe really does own the place!

He’ll greet ya and try real hard to make you happy. The sandwiches are amazingly BIG...like everything else around here, you tell us how you want it, our sandwiches are all about $6.50 (which, I might add, includes your choice of our homemade potato salad or our own cole slaw). Enter as strangers leave as friends...

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Bakery

“The Mueller family has owned and operated the Monrovia Bakery since January 1971. We are an old-fashioned bakery making a wide variety of pastries, breads,

donuts, cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, eclairs etc. We make decorated cakes to order. Stop in and treat yourself to a sweet and say “”hello”” to us! “

Matt Denny’s

Beer Selection & Restaurant

Matt Denny was the only son of an Irish Sea Captain. Most of Matt Denny's childhood was spent running back and forth between the eastern seaboard and the Caribbean. Born in Key West and schooled in the deepwater ports of the warm Caribbean seas, Matt loved the colors and flavors of these tropical playgrounds. By the age of fourteen, Matt was working as a cook at the only place to eat in Pirate's Cove, Jimmy B's Havana Day Dream. Matt Denny's family was lost at sea in the Bermuda Triangle, so Matt decided to leave the Caribbean and try his luck in Mexico. There he was befriended by Roberto Avila. Roberto and Matt opened a cantina where “pirates” bought and sold hard to get cargo. Roberto y Mateo's Cantina was the busiest bar in all of Mexico. But a dispute over a card game sent Matt Denny to the safety of the Pacific Northwest, where he ran into Peter Russell, a famous hunter and guide. Together Matt and Peter hiked the streams and mountains of the

Northwest, with Peter making a good living selling furs, while Matt cooked the game for local lumberjacks. Some of their early trophies can be seen on the walls of this very ale house...there's Bullwinkle, Mac and Warren. Later, the lure of endless riches brought Matt down to California where he returned to what he did best: feeding the locals. Matt found miners and settlers lining up at his campfire every night for a hearty meal and homemade ale. It was at Artie's Camp where Matt Denny opened his first ale house. The back bar you see in this restaurant is the original bar from over a hundred years ago. Today Matt Denny's Alehouse uses the same recipes from the Caribbean, Mexico, Pacific Northwest and early California that Matt developed during his lifetime. They match these great meals with the best hand crafted ales available. So be sure to enjoy the founder's love for good food and ale and come back again and again.


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American Fare

giving this place the classic feel of a

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Picasso’s Café, Bakery & Catering Co. Ring in Your New Year’s Health Resolution today with Picasso’s Fresh Hawaiian Fish, flown in daily from the Islands!! Picasso’s is Voted “Best Business Lunch in the Valley”—tantalize your health commitment with one of our Fresh Hawaiian Fish dishes featured on our daily lunch specials. And, this Valentine’s Day, impress and “Bring Home the Love” with Picasso’s Gourmet Decadent Desserts for Two. For the exquisite, romantic bakery item, choose Picasso’s Café, Bakery and Catering Company, “Where Great Food is a Work of Art!” TM 6070 N. Irwindale, Suite A-D, Irwindale. www.picassoscafe.

will join generations of Shrimp House

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seaside fish camp, you’re sure to forget

Cameron’s Seafood

your an hour from the coast. Dine in or

With porthole shaped mirrors and wall-

1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626)

mounted fish (sorry, no singing ones)

take home cuts from the seafood market. 793-FISH

Shrimp House Casual, comfortable, simple, and family operated for over 48 years. If you’re tired of the typical chain dining experience, give the little guy a try! Daily hand-breaded,

409 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 301-4214 www.sierracup.com

huge Jumbo Shrimp, will haunt your taste

fanatics. It’s seafood you will crave.

Coffee, Sweets & Such

Shrimp, fish filets, steaks, chicken, salads, and food to go. 4488 E. Live Oak Ave,

WINNER!!!

Arcadia (626) 445-6369, (626) 448-8742, www.originalshrimphouse.net

BEST COFFEE BEST FROZEN YOGURT

California Cuisine Traditional Thai Cuisine

Distinctive Food at Moderate Prices

Pad Thai

Thank you Beacon Media News Readers for making us your favorite!!!

Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt Custom Blend Coffee All Natural Smoothies Ice Blended Coffee Gourmet Teas Boba Teas Live Music Karaoke Open Mic Free Wi-fi Free Wii Lounge Sandwiches Soup

La Petite France Bakery Not just cakes and desserts but a plethora of choices even not on the menu! Just ask for Chef Daniel and he will immediately come up with

BUY ONE, GET ONE

FREE!!! ANY MENU ITEM

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

Greek Corfu Restaurant Family owned Greek and International homestyle cuisine set in a casually comfortable décor. Dishes range from waffles to rack of lamb with everything prepared from scratch. 48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 3555993

Italian Restaurant Lozano A menu peppered with Italian and Mexican dishes like a crispy goat cheese quesadilla with baby spinach accentuate Lozano’s elegant creativity. 44 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-5945

3500 E. Colorado

(Between Madre & Rosemead)

EXP. 03/31/2009 *MUST BE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE

Thai (626) 568-9288

Pad Thai You can’t go wrong with the namesake dish at this colorful place with pink booths, bright blue table cloths and red napkins. The garlic pepper mushroom entrée is a favorite among vegetarians. 3500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626)

Family owned and operated. Not a franchise. Live Music Bookings: (626) 674-1220 Private Party Bookings: (626) 674-8596

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President Thai Spacious, elegantly attired where hospitality reigns and classic cuisine rules. Wide range of selections from apps to entrees and unique specials. 498 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 578-9814

Voted Top T op Coffee House House in the Valley Valley

Enter as Strangers... Leave as Friends

1345 East Huntington Drive (Route 66) Duarte, CA PH: 626-357-JOES www.eatatjoesplace.com


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READERS’ CHOICE 2009

FEBRUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 18, 2009

What’s Cookin’

Appetizers Winner

Chili's 630 W Huntington Dr Monrovia 626-303-1604

Runner-Up

Houston's 320 S Arroyo Pkwy Pasadena 626-577-6001

Apple Butter Winner

Edwards Steakhouse 9600 Flair Dr, El Monte 626-442-2400

Bagel

Winner

Noah's Bagels 3711 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-0352

Runner-Up

Penara's 3521 E Foothill Blvd. Pasadena 626-351-8272

Beer

Winner

Matt Denny's 145 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-1077 www.mattdennys.com

Runner-Up

Yard House 330 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-577-9273

Breakfast Winner

Monrovian Family Restaurant 534 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-359-8364

Runner-Up

Peach Café 141 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia 626-599-9092

Buffalo Wings Winner

Runner-Up

Souplantation 301 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-4248

Burger Winner

Runner-Up

Islands 330 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-304-9050

Burrito Winner

Green Onion 1355 Huntington Dr., Duarte 626-301-0115

Runner-Up

Alberto's 10531 Lower Azusa Rd., Temple City 626-444-5767

Cake

Winner

Vera's Cakes 342 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-358-3300

Runner-Up

Takes the Cake 1194 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena 626-792-1109

Chicken Winner

El Pollo Loco 1 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-445-5456

Runner-Up

Churches Fried Chicken 101 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-303-4317

Chicken Pot Pies Moffett's Family Restaurant 1409 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-4178

Chili

Runner-Up

BJ's 400 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-462-1494

Buffet Winner

Hometown Buffet 5535 Rosemead Blvd., Temple City 626-285-6229

r e n Pizza n i W Old Town Pizza

In N Out 420 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 626-287-4377

Wingstop 184 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-357-8680 Hooters 96 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena 626-395-7700

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Winner

Runner-Up

Red Rock Chili 400 S. Baldwin Ave 626-447-3900

Here at Old Town Pizza, we are committed to offer you friendly service that compliments the quality food that we serve. When you wish to relax with your friends and loved ones, stop by and enjoy a good pizza, fresh salads or any of four deli-

cious pastas. And what's pizza without a beer or your choice of beverage. When Old Town Pizza went under new management last year we made some changes inside and out to offer you the ambience and comfort that you are looking for.


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READERS’ CHOICE 2009

FEBRUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 18, 2009

Coffee Drink

77 W Walnut Street Pasadena 626-796-3399

Winner

Sierra Cup 409 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-301-4214 www.sierracup.com

Runner-Up

Joe's Place 1345 Huntington Dr., Duarte 626-357-5637 www.eatatjoesplace.com

Cupcakes Winner

Sierra Cup 409 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-301-4214 www.sierracup.com

Frozen Yogurt Winner

Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Margarita

Fruit Island 411 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-447-8883

Ice Cream Winner

Desserts Winner

Runner-Up

Ben & Jerry's 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-447-5940

Martini

Runner-Up Beckham's

Café 322 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-836-5414

Sierra Cup 409 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-301-4214 www.sierracup.com

Coldstone Creamery 408 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-930-9257

Cheesecake Factory 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-447-2800

Winner

Peppers

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Mexican Restaurant Happy Hour

Café Mundial 514 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-359-3092

Winner

Chili's 630 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-303-1604

Runner-Up

Ranchero 2663 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-793-0446

Mojito Winner

Mojito's 69 N. Raymond, Pasadena 626-796-2520

Runner-Up

Bar Celona's 46 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-405-1000

Pasta Winner

Carmine's 311 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 626-445-4726

Runner-Up

Seafood Winner

Cameron's Seafood 1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-793-3474

Runner-Up

Shrimp Ahoy 4488 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 626-445-6369

Senior Specials Winner

Carrow's 815 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena 626-799-0561

Runner-Up

Coco's 1440 S Baldwin Ave rcadia 626-447-4505

Steak Winner

The Derby 233 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-447-8173

Runner-Up

Outback Steakhouse 166 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-447-6435

Sunday Brunch

Pizza

Winner

Winner

Old Town Pizza 338 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-357-1789 www.monroviaoldtownpizza.com

Runner-Up

Village Pizza 41 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre 626-355-8817

Ribs Robin's 395 N. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-8885

Runner-Up

Capistrano's 211 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-294-0034

Runner-Up

Caffe Opera 402 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-305-0094

Sushi Winner

Mikomi Sushi 414 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-359-1058

Runner-Up

Mako Sushi 506 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 626-447-6150

Jake's Roadhouse 622 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-599-9453

Taco

Salad Bar

Taco Lita 120 E. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-445-2889

Winner

Souplantation 301 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-4248 television events you may choose to dine in their sports bar area that features nine television sets, California “Hot Spot Lotto” and a full service bar. Their menu features a delicious selection of house specialties. Our favorites were the fajitas Especial, Pollo a la Peppers, and their Baby Back Ribs. With its affordable pricing, large servings, and excellent service, you'll want to return time and again with your family and friends. We think you'll agree with us that Peppers is on great selection.

Gene's Grinders 800 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-358-8016

Roma Pizzeria 33 E Duarte Rd, Arcadia 626-254-9222

Winner

Currently celebrating their 36th Anniversary in Arcadia, Peppers Grill and Cantina is a Mexican restaurant that we think has it all. Open daily for lunch and dinner, they offer an extensive menu of authentic Mexican food. You won't want to miss their Champagne Brunch served on Saturdays and Sundays. Peppers offers multiple dining areas: You may dine indoors in a beautiful hacienda style atmosphere or outdoors in their newly added patio dining area. For those who enjoy watching sporting or other

Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Claim Jumper 820 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-359-0463

Winner

Runner-Up

King Taco 45 N. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena 626-792-0405

Wine Winner

Sandwich

California Wine & Cheese Company 115 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-358-6500

Winner

Runner-Up

Jim's Famous Burgers 8749 Valley Blvd., Rosemead 626-285-9574

Café Mundial 514 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-359-3092


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Entertainment

24-Hr. Restaurant Winner

Denny's 7 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-3401

Runner-Up

Norm's 111 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel 626-573-9104

Bowling Winner

Bowling Square 1020 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-445-3160

Runner-Up

Bahama Lanes 3545 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-8858

Botanical Gardens Winner

Huntington Library 1151 Oxford, San Marino 626-405-2100

Runner-Up

LACO Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-821-3222

British Pub Winner

Azusa Greens 919 W. Sierra Madre Ave., Azusa 626-969-1727

Happy Hour Winner

Krikorian 410 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 626-305-7469

Winner

Chantry Flats Santa Anita Canyon Rd., Sierra Madre 626-568-7333

Runner-Up

Mt. Wilson Trail 89 E. Mira Monte, Sierra Madre

Hotel

Winner

Embassy Suites 211 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-445-8525

Runner-Up

Doubletree 924 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-357-1900

Jazz Club

Runner-Up

red white n bluezz 70 S. Raymond, Pasadena 626-792-4441 www.redwhitebluezz.com

CountryWestern Club

Winner

Montana’s 657 Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, Ca. 91773 909-592-2211

Dance Club Winner

Fourth Dimension 326 S. Myrtle, Monrovia 626-303-8656

Runner-Up

Arroyo Restaurant 57 Wheeler Ave., Arcadia 626-821-2021

Golf Course Winner

Monrovia Wildcats 845 W. Colorado, Monrovia 626-471-2800

Runner-Up

Lucky Baldwin’s 17 S. Raymond, Pasadena 626-795-0652 Matt Denny’s 145 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-1077 www.mattdennys.com

Runner-Up

Movie Theatre

Hiking Trail

Winner

Live Theatre Winner

Pasadena Playhouse 39 S. El Molino, Pasadena 626-356-7529

Runner-Up

Pantages Theater 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 213-365-3500

Local Bar Winner

Buccaneer 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-355-9045

Runner-Up

Kelly’s Pub 80 W. Live Oak, Arcadia 626-445-1641

Winner

Runner-Up

AMC Santa Anita 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 626-321-4262

Museum Winner

Norton Simon 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-445-6840

Runner -Up

Huntington Library 1151 Oxford, San Marino 626-405-2100

Night Club

FLOWERS CANDY RESTAURANTS JEWELRY

ENJOY A PLEASANT STROLL AND DISCOVER THAT SPECIAL GIFT AT ONE OF THE MANY UNIQUE SHOPS OF OLD TOWN MONROVIA

Always plenty of free parking Myrtle Avenue • North of 210 Fwy

Winner

Fourth Dimension 326 S. Myrtle, Monrovia 626-303-8656

Runner-Up

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The Vault 2675 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-683-3344

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Outdoor Concerts

10% off

Winner

Cal Phil 1120 Huntington Dr., San Marino 626-300-8200

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Winner

Offers valid from Monday thru Thursday Only

Café Mundial 514 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 626-359-3092

Runner-Up

Matt Denny’s 145 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-1077 www.mattdennys.com

Outdoor Recreation Winner PCC Swap Meet 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-585-7906

Local Sports Team Park

Runner-Up

Duarte Falcons

Winner Lacy Park

Offers valid from Monday thru Thursday Only

DINNER

Outdoor Patio Dining

Arcadia Golf Course 620 E. Live Oak, Arcadia 626-443-9367

Winner

IN OLD TOWN MONROVIA

1565 E. Central, Duarte 626-599-5700

Peppers Mexican Restaurant 181 Colorado Place, Arcadia 626-446-5529 BJ’s 400 E Huntington Dr Arcadia 626-462-1494

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Sports Venue

Runner-Up

Winner

Royal Oaks Park 1600 Huntington Dr., Duarte 626-357-7931

Pool Hall

Rose Bowl 1001 Rose Bowl, Pasadena 626-577-3100

Runner-Up

Winner

CueBall 934 E. Main St., Alhambra 626-282-8094

Runner-Up

Fourth Dimension 326 S. Myrtle, Monrovia 626-303-8656

Toyota Speedway 500 Speedway Drive , Irwindale, California 91706 626-358-1100

Wine Bar Winner

Race Track

California Wine & Cheese 115 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-358-6500

Winner

Runner-Up

Santa Anita 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-574-7223

red white n bluezz 70 S. Raymond, Pasadena 626-792-4441 www.redwhitebluezz.com

Romantic Dining Ambiance Winner

Devon Restaurant 109 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia 626-305-0013

Runner-Up

Twin Palms 101 W Green Street, pasadena 626-577-2567

Winner

Bella Sera 422 S. Myrtle, Monrovia 626-359-1399

Cocktails Winner

Bodega Wine Bar 260 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-793-4300

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Situated in one of the or ig i na l h i st or ic bu i ld i n g s of Old Pa s a den a , redwhite+bluezz offers toptier menu ingredients, a Sommelier-directed wine program (including tasting flights, a series of two-hour classes, and an exceptional bottle selection), and a stylish venue for enjoying the work of the area's most renowned Jazz Artists. The facility itself is divided into two main sections: The Grill, located on the corner of Raymond Ave. and Green Street and the larger Jazz Club, with its beautiful terrace, which is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as for brunch on Sundays. While others in the area have either Wine, Music or excellent American Cuisine, all three are available at redwhite+bluezz.


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CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC. (626) 445-0128

STUNNING TUSCAN ESTATE

$1,998,000

Stunning Tuscan masterpiece on estate sized lot. Cathedral ceilings, foyer w/ custom iron front door, grand master suite with retreat, formal dining room with coffered ceilings. Excellent Arcadia schools. (B2002)

CENTURY21ADAMS&BARNES•(626)358-1858

CUSTOM BUILT

$828,000

Beautiful Town Home w/Arcadia Schools, 3 bdrms 3.5 bth, FP, formal dining room, bonus room, loft upstairs, top quality workmanship, gourmet kitchen w/custom cabinets, granite countertops, laundry area, two car attached direct access garage, lots of storage, nice size front &side yard. (H1020)

MEDITERRANEAN STYLE

$998,000

Spacious 5 bedroom in San Gabriel on a quiet cul-de-sac street with Temple City Schools, 3 baths, cathedral ceilings, kitchen with built in stove, oven, dishwasher, in ground swimming pool, air conditioning, intercom and alarm system, double detached garage. C8915

WELCOME HOME

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$948,000

This stunning home beautifully blends luxury with comfort. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large foyer, formal & informal dining, family room, Gourmet kitchen, bonus room above 3 car garage, all renovated and upgraded in the last five years, birch floors, Pella windows, stainless steel counter in kitchen, limestone accented baths, 2 magnificent fireplaces, FA/CA, custom built-in cabinetry and professional landscaping. Gorgeous! (F604)

GORGEOUS CUSTOM HOME

$888,000

Located in Glendora and featuring 2 master bedrooms, one for her and one for him, walk in closets, top of the line construction, oversized double garage, concrete fire retardant roof, beautiful private backyard with huge patio for entertaining and RV parking(M1664)

CENTURY 21 VILLAGE INC. (626) 355-1451

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CUSTOM TOWN HOME

HORSE PROPERTY + PGA GOLF

MOUNTAIN VIEWS

$768,000

T h i s 3 b d r m 3 b t h To w n h o m e h a s g o u r m e t k i t c h e n , granite counter tops, custom cabinets, South facing, close to golf course and Arcadia schools. (File #E139)

$749,900

Fives acres with Craftsman style home, 4bdrms 3bths, F P, d i n i n g r o o m , r e c r e a t i o n r o o m , k n o w n a s “ R O S E FARM DRESSAGE “, place to board horses, professional Dressage training and instruction. USDF qualified training facilities, 17 boarding stalls, a circular arena, two PGA Golf courses near by. Lot’s of income potential. (File #C38834)

$688,000

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)

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Large original Chapman Woods Home for a Small Price! New copper plumbing and central air. Needs some cosmetic work. This home is located on an 8,450 sq.ft., corner lot and features 1,920 sq. ft. living space. This one won’t last!!! (GRA)

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)

This executive style condo shows like a model home. Located in a beautiful, well maintained gated complex. Kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Nice patio for outdoor dining. (ORA)

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MOVE-IN CONDITION

$419,000

Two bedrooms, one bath, living room with lots of windows, indoor’laundry room, update plumbing & electrical, newer roof, detached garage, close to park, Old Town, shopping and transportation.(O633)

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$588,000

$409,900

Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. High Ceilings. New flooring throughout. New paint, kitchen counters, cabinets and appliances (all included). Terrific curb appeal and huge back yard. Inside laundry room with washer and dryer included.(LOS)

$458,000

$389,000

Large home on a corner lot in desirable area of Rosemead, close to shopping and schools. Trust Sale. No Court Confirmation Required. Two bedrooms, 2 bath, covered patio, double detached garage. (L4541)

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$428,000

. BACK ON THE MARKET! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1606 Sq. Ft. P.U.D. Updated with every upgrade imaginable. New hardwood floors & carpet, stainless steel appliances, double pane windows w/ custom coverings, ceiling fans in every room, nice size rear yard and so much more! (S1233)

$330,000

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)

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Wonderful place for the price. Gated community with tons of amenities! Granite counter tops, wood laminate floors, pool, spa, club house with central A/C. (R1354)

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FEBRUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 18, 2009

Home Improvment

Bed & Bath Winner

Bed Bath & Beyond 650 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-357-7404

Runner-Up

Anna's Linens 3741 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-1111

Blinds-Drapes Winner

Runner-Up

Singleton & Sons 483 Woodbluff St., Duarte 626-445-0584

Contractor Winner

Bob Cox Monrovia 626-485-7141

Runner-Up

Mr. Handyman 150 E Montecito Ave Ste B, Sierra Madre 626-836-4674

Pool

Winner

Leslie's Pool Service 324 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-446-9850

Window Contractor Winner Live Oak Glass 4123 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 626-446-2195

Runner-Up

3-Day Blinds 310 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-445-3422

Landscapes

Cabinets

Cuco Cedillo Pasadena 626-334-3828

Upholsterer

Runner-Up

Joe's Upholstery 12232 Valley Blvd., El Monte 626-350-1524

Winner

Sanchez & Sons 436 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel 626-287-4585

Carpet

Winner

Home Depot 1625 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia 626-256-0580

Painter

Winner

Contractors Carpet Center 622 E. Evergreen St., Monrovia 626-305-7472

Winner

Larry Condon El Monte 626-444-8510

American West Glass 5918 Temple City Blvd., Temple City 626-285-9745

Winner

Tree Trimming Winner

Norman Bros. Tree Trimming 55 Mountain View St, Altadena 626-794-6495

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Jan works as a residential and office designer throughout the Los Angeles area. She has participated as a designer for several of the Pasadena Showcase Houses. Jan received her degree from Northwestern Univer-

sity, and continues to study and stay informed about all the changing possibilities in design. There is much interest and development now in green design, universal design for the aging/ handicapped population as well as products and services continually being created to enhance all our lives. As a professional member of ASID and NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified, Jan has developed her knowledge and resources to better serve the community and her clients. She has volunteered as a

mentor at Five Acres Home for Children, worked on design projects for Hillsides Home for Children and many other service projects in the San Gabriel Valley. She is a past president of the Arcadia Sunrise Rotary and has received many awards for her service from the Pasadena Chapter of ASID. Janis continually working for both her new and long time client base. For Jan, good design is always evolving and creating spaces that reflect changing needs and lifestyles.

What a honor for Designs 2 to be selected the 2008-9 Readers’ Choice Designer of the Year! The 25 years that we have spent helping San Gabriel Valley residents with their design projects have been remarkable. Our clients are simply the best.

To thank you personally for honoring me and to introduce the full range of professional services that Designs 2 offers, I invite all former and new clients to use the following coupon for a one-hour free consultation. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing our custom interior design. With sincere thanks, Jan Tuszynski, ASID

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Kevin Shaw Plumbing

Kevin Shaw of Kevin Shaw Plumbing, Inc. has been serving the San Gabriel Valley since 1982. What started as a service and repair company soon expanded with a Remodel

Plumber

and Custom Home construction division. In 1995 Kevin Shaw Plumbing, Inc. returned to its roots to focus solely on residential and commercial service and repair. Though many companies jokingly

claim, “We fix what your husband broke!” Kevin Shaw Plumbing, Inc. has gained the reputation for solving problems that even other plumbing companies can’t diagnose or repair.

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r e n n u Real R Estate Agent Reni R. Rose Prudential California Realty Vice President, Sales Executive

Working real estate since 1987, Reni Rose was promoted to Vice President for Prudential California Realty, Sierra Madre in October 1990. She has been the number one producer in her office since 1988 and has been nationally recognized for her outstanding achievement since 1993 as a “Chairman’s Circle” award winner. In 2000 and 2006 Reni received the prestigious “Legend” award for consistently achieving a multi-million-dollar level every year, making her one of the 76 agents recognized from a field of 42,000! As testament to her exemplary customer service, 85% of Reni’s business is either repeat clients or referrals. “When past clients hire me again to work for them or refer business to me, I regard that as the highest form of a compliment I could ever receive,” says Reni. Although born in Texas,

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PASADENA

$2,295,000

Stunning Mediterranean Estate in the prestigious Linda Vista community. Superior architectural features, 4493 sq. ft. living space on over 12,000 sq. ft. lot. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and all the amenities one could imagine! (LIN)

California Realty

SIERRA MADRE

$1,448,000

This “better than new” well-appointed, 5-year new, home sits on a large Lot and is steps from Sierra Vista Park. 3513 Sq. Ft. Home w/5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms on a 10,498 sq. ft. lot. A lovely family home. (COB)

PASADENA SIERRA MADRE MONROVIA

SIERRA MADRE

Reni is a transplant from New Orleans, Louisiana with 23 family members still residing in the “Big Easy.” She has a 19 year old daughter who attends college at Pasadena City College and has sister who is married with two children. Reni has lived in the Highland Oaks area of Arcadia since March 1994. She has also lived in Sierra Madre and Pasadena. Prior to her career in real estate, she spent 10 years with the Federal Government, ending her Government career at NASA/JPL in Pasadena. While Reni says “I don’t need to “vacation” much because love what I do for a living and I live near one of the most scenic vacation spots in the country!” Although real estate consumes almost every waking moment - Reni enjoys her ability to be face-to-face with the magnificent expanse of the Pacific Ocean within an hour's drive. Reni has found her haven for relaxation in Dana Point and Laguna Beach, both offering her the makings of any Hawaiian beach: palm trees, golden sand and ocean waves. One of the conveniences of having all these opportunities at Reni’s fingertips is that if there is

a need for her to handle a business transaction or meet with a client, she’s always just a stone’s throw from her office and can be readily available. Reni sincerely enjoys her career as a real estate executive and her passion for the business will become apparent to you after spending just a few minutes with her. Just ask, “How’s business?” Reni's Client-First Philosophy “There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work. That said, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to clients' needs. This “client first” philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently, helping me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.”

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$1,275,000

Located in the Award Winning Arcadia School district, at the top of Santa Anita (above Grandview) sits this wonderfully maintained traditional home. The 2008 newly remodeled kitchen, updated bathrooms and creative floor plan make this a most desirable family home.Appraised Square Footage 23100 with 5 bds, 3ba, 15,000 sf lot.(SAN)

SIERRA MADRE

$1,148,000

Located in lovely Sierra Madre, this 2,621 Sq. Ft. home sits on a 12,300 Sq. Ft. lot. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. There is a mountain view and it has a professionally landscaped yard. This is a must see! (GRA321)

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This dramatic-loft style, single level condo located on the top floor is just steps from fine dining, shops, theaters and the Gold Line. Features include: 14-foot ceilings, fireplace, laundry room, concrete floors, elevator access, wired for high-speed internet, alarm system, two parking spaces, two balconies. 1,374 sq.ft. – 2bd/2ba. (DAY)

MONTEREY PARK

$768,000

Fabulous View Home in the “Beverly Hills” section of Monterey Park. Charming home situated among million dollar estates. Views from Downtown Los Angeles to Pacific Palisades to Long Beach. 3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms on large flat lot with copper plumbing throughout. A little paint and your dream home awaits! (RID)

ARCADIA GLENDORA

$1,100,000 $389,000

Situated in3 Highland withhome awarding Arcadiasuburban Schools, City this Charming bedroom,Oaks 1.5 bath sittingwinning in the upscale home offers: 2,321 sf home, 22,440 asf living lot, 4 room bedrooms, baths, family of Glendora. Good sized bedrooms, and a 3breakfast nook room, 2 fire-places, 2-car attached garage & 664 sf finished basement are perfect for a family who likes to entertain. Large detached 2 car currentlyatbeing usedofasa aspacious media room and 5thBackyard bedroom.deck (CAR) garage the end driveway. perfect for summer Barbecues and sun bathing. (LOP)

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Services

Auto Mechanic Winner

Hillman Enterprise 134 Wheeler, Arcadia 626-445-0453

Runner-Up

Arcadia Smog & Repair 4305 E. Live Oak, Arcadia 626-445-0167

Bank

Winner

Washington Mutual 60 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-788-7000

Runner-Up

Wells Fargo, Arcadia 444 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-447-3256

Runner -Up

Priceless Computer 6913-B Rosemead Blvd., San Gabriel 626-237-2020 www.pricelesscomputer. com

Dry Cleaner Winner

EZ Cleaners 172 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-359-8607

Runner-Up

Live Oak Cleaners 502 E. Live Oak, Arcadia 626-446-0192

Electrician Winner

Bookkeeper

Arcadia Electric 4423 Rowland, El Monte 626-444-0444

Winner

Runner-Up

Quality Bookkeeping 9633 Las Tunas, Temple City 626-285-1281

Car Wash Winner

Nu-Way Car Wash 123 W. Duarte Rd., Monrovia 626-303-2212

Runner-Up

Route 66 Car Wash 2108 Huntington Dr., Duarte 626-303-5253

Carpet Cleaning Winner

Chem Dry 222 S. First Ave., Arcadia 626-357-7070

Runner-Up

Coit Services 36 W. Live Oak, Arcadia 626-446-5660

Caterer Winner

Kitchen for Exploring Foods 1434 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-793-7218

Runner-Up

Cabrera's Mexican Food 625 E. Live Oak, Arcadia 626-445-5327

Computer Services Winner

Foothill Computer 1140 E. Huntington Dr., Duarte 626-305-1577

Amperage Sierra Madre 626-355-0030

Financial Services Winner

Kaiser Federal Bank 252 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena 626-683-3798

Runner-Up

Focus One Community ALREADY 404 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-357-1350 www.focusonecu.org

Florist Winner

5826 N. Burton Ave., San Gabriel 626-286-5096

Runner-Up

Mr. Handyman 150 E Montecito Ave Ste B, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-836-4674

Heating and Air Conditioning Winner

Coit 1833 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia,CA 1 800 FOR COIT

Runner-Up

Dana's Housekeeping 500 North 1st Ave Suite 7, Arcadia 626-821-8626

Hospital (Tie) Winner

Huntington Hospital 100 W. California, Pasadena 626-397-5000 www.huntingtonhospital. com

Winner

Methodist Hospital 300 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-898-0000

Interior Design Winner

Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Winner

Aaron Brothers 3725 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-351-1144

Runner-Up

Michael's 729 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia 626-305-5222

General Contractor Winner S & L Construction

1505 South Baldwin Avenue Suite A Arcadia, CA 91007 (626) 821-3290 (626) 821-3295

Winner

Designs 2 - Jan Tuszynski 55 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-355-7139 www.designs2interiors.com

Framing Store

Dino Clarizio, MD

Airtro 1630 S. Myrtle Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 626-357-5311 Home/Office Cleaning

Leonora Moss 9 Kersting Ct., Sierra Madre 626-355-1180 www.leonoramoss.com MD's Florist 10 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 626-445-2200

Readers Choice Award Winner For Runner Up Doctor

Annette Slaught 1169 Yocum, Pasadena 626-792-3034

Newstand Winner

Arcadia Newsstand 160 E. Duarte Rd., Arcadia 626-447-6055

Runner-Up

Vroman's 695 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena 626-449-5320

Oil & Lube Winner

Jiffy Lube 1603 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 626-449-4396

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Stanley Alexander, MD Rheumatology Glenn Ho, MD Family Practice/Acupuncture Naji Kandalaft, MD Cardiology *English and Spanish Speaking Doctor and Staff


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Others

Institute of Higher Learning Runner-Up Winner

CalTech Pasadena 626-395-6811

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Winner

Library

Runner-Up

USC Los Angeles 213-740-2311

Arcadia Public Library Arcadia 626-446-7605

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Monrovia Library 843 E. Olive Avenue, Monrovia 626-256-8274

Local Charity

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Vista Cove at Arcadia, the premier independent and assisted living Tops in the Valley community in the San Gabriel Valley, Senior Living offers the preferred lifestyle for seniors. FORMERLY BEST OF THE BEST

• Conveniently located in the heart of Arcadia • Minutes from shopping, freeway access and Santa Anita Racetrack • Independent and assisted living, short-term stay, adult day care • Chef prepared gourmet meals and large selection of menu items • Personalized Life Enrichment Activity Program™ (LEAP™)

Winner

Assistance League of Arcadia 100 S Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006 626-446-7605

Monrovia Family Festival Monrovia 866-440-3374

Place of Worship Winner

Annunciation Catholic Church 1307 East Longden Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 626-447-6202

Runner-Up

Holy Angels 360 Campus Drive Arcadia, Arcadia 626-447-1671

259 North Rosemead Blvd 626-351-1685

Painter

Runner-Up

Winner

Dennis Adams 100 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre 626-355-6151

Pet Groomer Winner

Dog Wash Express 166 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-358-0771

Runner-Up

Blue Ribbon Grooming 3207 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-795-2852

Pet Sitter

Steve's In Focus 3701 East Huntington Drive, Pasadena 626-795-7261

Photographer Winner

Joseph R. Davis Monrovia, CA 626-808-6106

Runner-Up

Captured Images 909 S. First Ave., Arcadia 626-446-9962

Plumber Winner

Jen Havens 626-321-2042

Kevin Shaw Plumbing 224 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-795-1393 www.kevinshawplumbing.com

Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Pharmacy

Printer

Winner

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Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Photo Lab

Real Estate Agent

Winner

Winner

Winner

Colonial Pharmacy 1326 S Baldwin Ave Arcadia 626-447-3591 Fair Oaks Pharmacy 1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 626-799-1414

601 Sunset Boulevard | Arcadia, CA 91007 (626) 447-0106 | www.vistacove.net | RCFE No. 197607476

Wistaria Festival Sierra Madre 626-355-5111

Runner-Up

I Dig My Dog 2160 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 626-844-7877

Call and visit for a delicious complimentary meal and tour!

Local Festival

Runner-Up

Winner

Any drain cleaned for $99.00

Foothill Unity Center 415 W. Chestnut Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016 626-358-3486

Ritz Camera

Lee Fonda 712 Valley View, Monrovia 626-358-3022

Ink Spots 1930 Walker, Monrovia 626-301-9065 Kinko's 460 Fair Oaks Ave., S. Pasadena 626-403-6690

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Runner-Up Reni Rose 115 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-355-8400 www.renirose.com

Winner

Coldwell Banker 15 E. Foothill Blvd., Arcadia 626-445-5500

601 Sunset Boulevard, Arcadia, CA 91007 626-447-0106 www.vistacove.net

Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Prudential Realty 115 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 626-355-1600 Senior Living

Real Estate Office Winner Vista Cove

The Gables-Senior Housing Apartments 201 East Foothill Blvd, Monrovia 626-301-0204

Veterinarian

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Winner

Dr. Domotor's Animal Hospital 135 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 626-303-7881 www.drdomotor.net

Runner-Up

Temple City Animal Hospital 5406 N. Rosemead, San Gabriel 626-287-1173

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BOUTIQUE LUXURY Y The interior of the suite was bright and cheerful, like a summer day at the beach. The spacious living room boasted yellow walls, surrounding a 50-inch flat screen TV, sleeper sofa, office desk, game table, chase lounge, and kitchenette with stove, refrigerator, microwave, sink and cupboards stocked with cooking supplies. The bedroom featured a cloud-like king bed with a flat screen TV on the wall and a private balcony. Next to this, a roomy bathroom offered a large tub and shower. Another cool suite feature was its front porch area, which could be enclosed like a private cabana by shutting a couple outside curtains. The hotel’s amenities are great, but its bread and butter is location. So after relaxing poolside with a bloody Mary, a friend and I walked across the street and strolled along the ocean toward Santa Monica

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Pier and its giant, colorful Ferris wheel. Along the way, we passed bikers, joggers, tourists and locals – all enjoying the beautiful scenery. After lunch at the pier, we headed back to Oceana, where I worked out at the gym and then surfed the web poolside with the hotel’s free wireless Internet. For dinner we walked out of our suite and into the Ocean Lounge, where we dined next to large windows overlooking the ocean. Our meal began with a truly scrumptious appetizer sampler plate, with crispy shrimp tempura, Dungeness crab bites, tuna tartare, and two mini stand burgers. With this I sipped a creative Oceana Lemonade with vodka, lemonade and watermelon ice cubes. For a main course I en-

joyed a pan roasted salmon with a light crust and a tender inside, served with fresh vegetables. My friend selected organic chicken Milanese, with Dijon mustard and thyme arugula and tomato salad. For dessert we split the Oceana American Classic Banana Split with three flavors of il laboratorio del gelato, including vanilla, strawberry and dark chocolate. While eating, we admired the chic, open-air restaurant design, which flows into the pool area on one side and overlooks the ocean on the other. After dinner, we walked about 15 minutes to the Ye Olde King’s Head British Pub, located next to Santa Monica Pier.

the coworker whose husband sent a singing Valentine card that she played over and over all day long? What a miserable day for so many people! I have several tricks up my sleeve though. Find a way to deliver your daughter a Valentine from an anonymous admirer, and add some excitement and mystery to her day. Plan a fun night of movies and fun for all the roommates needing some extra attention. Buy yourself a wonderful card, box of candy, and vase of flowers for your desk at work. Seriously if all this sounds ridiculous and it really is, then try doing something

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2 (10 ounce) packages of frozen strawberries, thawed 3 cups flour 1 t baking soda 1 t salt 1 t cinnamon 2 cups sugar 3 eggs, well beaten 1 ô cups vegetable oil 1 ó cups pecans, chopped

for someone to remind them he or she is loved and needed in your life. I have a great recipe for Strawberry Bread that will warm someone’s heart and will make your day special too. You will need to drain the strawberries and remember to save the juice. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and oil and stir until moistened. It is easier to make a well in the dry ingredients and add the liquids gently. Stir in the strawberries and pecans. You will need to grease two medium loaf pans or use smaller ones

and adjust the cooking time. Cook at 350 degrees for one hour in the medium pans. Cool for at least ten minutes. Now here is a special treat. Add ½ stick of butter to a ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar and mix until creamy. Add a bit of the reserved strawberry juice to get the right consistency for spreading. This is a major WOW factor on a piece of warm strawberry bread. Make someone’s Valentine’s Day a special memory of friendship and of course a delicious treat from your kitchen. Who needs flowers and a singing card anyway?!

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STRAWBERRIES FOR YOUR SWEET All holidays mean different things to different people, but I find Valentine’s Day to be the most puzzling. For every one person who truly looks forward to this day of expressing love and kisses, there are 1500 people who dread it and pray for the 15th of February to come as quickly as possible. Remember the girl who carried home a book bag full of cards and candy from all her admirers? Remember the evening in college when you and your friends hid and watched all the lucky girls leave for an evening of dinner and flowers? Remember

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Oceana Santa Monica Hotel No matter the season or the weather, the beach is always beautiful. Weather it’s hot and sunny or cold and rainy, near the water is a great place to be. I thought about this recently as I pulled into the Oceana Santa Monica Hotel for a memorable February getaway. Located on Ocean Ave., directly across the street from the water, Oceana is the epitome of boutique luxury. It features 70 classy suites, one third of which overlook the water; a 24-hour fitness center; valet parking; and a modern California-styled restaurant called Ocean Lounge. My third-floor suite overlooked a charming, Mediterranean-styled courtyard, where a trickling fountain and a crackling fireplace flank a pool area with a restaurant bar, palm trees and lots of nooks to relax in and meet with friends.

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were made by the energetic crews between storms Saturday

morning. Mud slides that struck portions of the city late last

week and over the weekend were still being cleared up as of press time this week. Wood la nd Dr ive was cleaned and reopened on Saturday. The city has posted a “yellow flag” warning for mud slides after

heavy rains over the weekend. Yellow flag warnings descr ibe sma ll, isolated debris and the possibility of mud f lows at some locations. To make matters worse, more rain is expected beg inning Thursday.

“You’ve just got to go with the flow…it doesn’t do any good to get upset. This happens nearly every year” says Skyland Drive homeowner Andy Dotson as he and a California Conservation Corps worker attempt to remove the muddy mess on Saturday between rains. -Photo by Terry Miller

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for cash. The informant repor t ed t ha t “patients” could obtain any amount of nearly

Homeless from 1 expects these nu mbers t o be confirmed We d ne s d ay by t he U.S. Depa r t ment of Housing & Urban Development’s Homeless Count, which they conduct every two years. “We hold a full Homeless Count every two years,” said O’Reilly, “and a mini Homeless Count on the other years. The homeless are asked to answer questionnaires at agencies, parks, libraries, and other places where they congregate. The Bad Weather Shelter is one of the principal sites. The Bad Weather Shelter is

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any kind of painkiller from Healy, and use the pills themselves or sell them for profit. On some occasions, Healy allegedly accepted on-the-spot cash payments for manufacturer bottles of narcotics containing as many as 500 pills. The complaint alleges that Healy was known to inquire whether his “patients” wanted a “party size” or “family size” bottle of narcotics. The complaint alleges that in 2008, Healy ordered a n “e xc e e d i n g ly h i g h” amount of hydrocodone and wrote “large quantities of prescriptions for oxycodone and hydrocodone and other controlled substances.” After reviewing pharmacy records, the DEA determined that Healy ordered over 1 million hydrocodone tablets last year – more than any

housed at Pasadena Covenant Church, 539 N. Lake Avenue. Open continuously in January and February and weather activated from the day after Thanksgiving until December 31 and again March 1 through 15, the shelter provides a hot meal and overnight accommodations.” According to O’Reilly low income and homeless clients can also receive food from ECPAC’s Friends In Deed Food Pantry on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 to 3. Homeless women, or women at risk of being homeless, can also participate in The Women’s Room at the same location. Shower and laundry

other individual practitioner in the nation. Based on Healy’s ordering history and the prices he charged, t he DE A est imates t hat Healy profited $688,840 in 2008 on his sales of hydrocodone tablets alone. The investigation into Healy was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which received assistance from the Monrovia Police Department and the Medical Board of California.

facilities for homeless women are available on Monday and Thursday from 1 pm to 4 pm. A large portion of the funding for The Bad Weather Shelter and other ECPAC services comes from the City of Pasadena. Others wishing to support through monetary, volunteer or food donations can contact O’Reilly through ECPAC by calling 626-7972402 or by mail at P.O. Box 41125, Pasadena, California, 91114. “The generosity of the community is critical right now,” says O’Reilly. “Any support provided can be extremely important to our most vulnerable population.”

U.S. Census is Hiring in Pasadena Good news for job-seekers: Two thousand people in the greater Pasadena area are expected to be hired by the U.S. Census Bureau. Pasadena’s Complete Count Committee, representing more than 50 community organizations coordinating the survey efforts, announces that hiring is taking place now to help prepare the way for a complete count of residents in Pasadena and neighboring cities next spring during Census 2010. Salaries are competitive for regional office positions with various levels of responsibility and for Census takers in the field. Full- and part-time jobs are available. A written test is required for all positions; sample questions are provided online. Conducted every 10 years by mandate of the U.S. Constitution, the Census is a count of every living person in the United States of America. It takes only about 10 minutes to complete the form, and federal law protects personal information from being shared with other agencies. Results are used to identify community needs and distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding annually to U.S. cities in support of local housing, education, health and transportation services. Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply. For more information visit www.census. gov or call (866) 861-2010 and enter your zip code to find out what tests are available when and where. Decisions on Heritage Square Will Include Community Input The City of Pasadena is renewing efforts to move the Heritage Square development project forward. The five-year process for selecting a developer has been unsuccessful for the proposed mixed-use project, which would be built on nearly three acres on Fair Oaks Avenue between Orange Grove Boulevard and Painter Street owned by the Pasadena Community Development Commission. Exclusive negotiations in the most recent endeavor were terminated in December 2008. Obstacles have included the complex nature of financing for affordable housing and challenging economic and housing market conditions. Next steps will include an assessment of feasible development scenarios, establishment of project parameters and criteria for developer selection. Community participation will be essential as the project moves forward. To receive project updates and alerts about community meetings, email jwong@cityofpasadena.net or call (626) 744-8316.

and Special Events Office of the Planning and Development Department. Ninety percent of the winning 17-minute short family drama was shot by Charles R. Uy on location in Pasadena with a Sony Alta-Vista F-900 camera. The film was his graduate thesis project for the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Uy received a trophy presented by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and a $500 grant to be used toward his next film project. The entire film as well as a trailer can be viewed at www. moonrockmovie.com. All submissions were reviewed by the Filming and Special Events Office and the top three were reviewed by a distinguished panel of Pasadena residents who work in the film industry: Rod Lurie, writer and director of the 2000 Academy Award- and Golden Globenominated film “The Contender” and the 2008 film “Nothing But the Truth”; Steven Culp, an actor with credits including “The West Wing,” “Desperate Housewives” and “JAG”; and Jim Maceo, a production supervisor/location manager whose filmography includes “Sister Act,” “I Y Huckabees” and “All the King’s Men.” The runners-up in the competition were USC student David Greenspan’s “Yokai” and Chris Sanagustin’s “Fleece,” which she produced as part of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women project. Deadline for submissions for the second annual competition will be Aug. 1, 2009. The competition is open to film students who use Pasadena locations in their class-related projects and have valid filming permits. There is no entry fee. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Kristin Dewey at kdewey@cityofpasadena.net or (626) 744-3964.

USC Student Wins Pasadena Film Award “Moonrock and Lighter Fluid” has been selected as the winner of the first Pasadena Student Film Award organized by the Filming

Colorado Trees Get Death Sentence from City Council after Brief Stay Last week City council gave the Colorado Blvd. trees a slight stay of execution. However, at this week’s meeting, there many people who spoke for their destruction as for their preservation. Council members said they felt obligated with the “removal plan”, since it is part of a phased landscaping plan that dates back to 1996. Sid Tyler, the lone member to vote against the plan last month, introduced

a motion at Monday’s meeting to vote in a compromise plan that would have saved the ficus, while removing the carrotwood trees but that motion was not in the interest of any other council member. Removal of the trees, and the new planting, will begin within a month.


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18 Year Old Shot and Killed in Gang Related Duarte Incident An 18-year-old man was killed while the 2500 block of Millbrae Avenue after 6:30 p.m. Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. According to witnesses, a dark vehicle pulled up and shots rang out from the rear window.

Miguel Sanchez was struck once in the upper torso, officials said. A companion walking with the victim was not hurt. The vehicle in question officials believe was a Dodge Magnum. Detectives believe the shooting was gang-related.

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Organizing for America Holds Informational Meeting in South Pasadena Local Retired Pediatricians Help Organize Local Democrats

State Schools Chief Jack O’connell Comments On Passage Of Federal Economic Stimulus Package In U.S. Senate State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted on its version of the federal economic stimulus package: “Now that the Senate has passed its version of a federal economic stimulus plan, I urge the House-Senate conference to begin quickly and to act swiftly to resolve differences so that the bill can reach the President by Presidents’ Day. While I commend the Senate on its inclusion of funds for IDEA, Title I, Education Technology, and early childhood programs, I am disheartened by the Senate’s compromise decision to exclude funding for school construction, renovation and repair; to halve the amount of funds for the state fiscal stabilization; to exclude funds for state educational data systems, and to exclude language that would expand state participation in the after-school supper program. “School construction, renovation, and repair funds will put people to work right away in California. As a result of the state’s dire fiscal situation, 886 already approved school construction, renovation, and repair projects are on hold. Funding from the stimulus package would jump-start these programs. Moreover, school facilities projects yield benefits beyond the specific school projects; they contribute to workforce development, increase green technology, and benefit many communities. “School districts are planning their budgets right now, and many districts are contemplating cutting teachers, staff, and vital programs. Without question, the state fiscal stabilization funds would help keep teachers working in classrooms and staff at schoolsites across the state. The Senate’s proposal, with reduced fiscal stabilization funding, will mean

that we can almost guarantee that more of our educators will receive layoff notices in about four weeks’ time. This is represents a significant loss that will no doubt impact the quality of the education of California’s young people. “Education data systems are critically important in fully serving the needs of our students and will generate economic activity through development and purchase of data software and hiring and training of staff to collect, maintain, and report education data. In fact, a comprehensive education data system gives parents, educators, and policymakers the information needed to better target oftenlimited education resources, and in California we have made progress on this front. But this progress would not be able to continue if we do not receive funding for these programs in the stimulus package. “Finally, the House language amending the National School Lunch Act would allow additional states to participate in the after-school supper program. California has been operating a pilot after-school snack program that we would hope to expand through this language. There are many young people in our state who need this program. “I urge members of the joint-conference committee, who will soon begin work to reconcile the Senate and House versions, to resolve differences in favor of the House version, which offers reasonably more in the way of relief for our schools, our state, and our economic resurgence. The national dialogue surrounding the stimulus package has centered on wise investment of these stimulus funds to boost our economy, and I couldn’t agree more, but the best investment – with the greatest return on our money – is in an investment in our children.”

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(l-r) Winners of the Santa Anita Bowling Green’s Triples Tournament on February 5th was the club’s President Bob Hauerwaas, Mattie Miller and John Gonzales. - Photo by Gene Plunkett

The Santa Anita Bowling Green Club¹s Triples Tournament wound up last Thursday, just as the clouds were started to let loose with the expected rain. The bowlers packed up and headed for cover before the prize money was awarded. The February Triples Tournament is part of the ongoing Floy Torvid Tournament held each month, September through June, in honor of their late president. Each month the game changes from triples to doubles, pairs, and singles. They try to encourage bowlers to come out and sharpen their

bowling skills as often as possible. Besides normal open bowling, they have Bowler of the Month on Tuesdays and Bowling for Bucks on Saturday mornings for those that work during the week. The format for the Floy Torvid Tournament is to play one 12 end game in the morning, starting at 9:00 AM, then break for lunch and play another 12 end game after lunch. Last Thursdays winning team was led by Team Captain Bob Hauerwaas (Arcadia), Mattie Miller (Pasadena), and John Gonzales (South El Monte.) They won both games of the match. The team in second place with one win and one loss and a Plus Point total of +1, was headed by Jim Miller (Pasadena), Shuman Chan (Duarte) and Chuck Browning (San Gabriel). Third place was another one win and one loss team, but they didn¹t have any Plus Points. The Skip was Don King (Arcadia), Ray Obazawa (Sierra Madre) and Doralyn Clauson (Temple City). Rounding out the competing teams was the fourth place trio of Houdini Ho (San Gabriel), Gene Plunkett (Pasadena), and Dewey Tse (Monterey Park). They had no wins and two losses. Houdini kept yelling, “Next Time!” as he left the green.

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Obama announced the formation of a new group known as “Organizing for America” that aims to continue the grassroots advocacy that the former Illinois Senator began in his presidential campaign. “As President, I will need the help of all Americans to meet the challenges that lie ahead,” Obama said in a video message e-mailed to supporters (and reporters) a mere two weeks ago. “That’s why I’m asking people like you who fought for change during the campaign to continue fighting for change in your communities.” The new group will be the flagship of “Obama 2.0” as it is known - the transformation of the political organization that was created during Obama’s successful 2008 presidential campaign. The group will work within the DNC -- led by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine -- to advance the Obama agenda. “President-elect Obama has laid the foundation to meet the great challenges facing our nation, but we can succeed only if we build grassroots support for the administration’s agenda,” Tim Kane said. In an attempt to keep the momentum alive and get President Barack Obama’s political hopes and dreams alive, through the elaborate maze of Washington’s corridors of power, the local grassroots organization in South Pasadena - Organizing for America has spawned here. Perhaps on of thousands around the country. Spearhead by two retired pediatricians, Ellin and Harry Leiberman of South Pasa-

dena, the two held a meeting Sunday to address the concerns of Obama supporters and how they might help him achieve his goals post election. Dr. Ellin Lieberman, a self-proclaimed internet addict, led the group of about 30 concerned citizens with the Stimulus package being the number one topic of discussion. Dr Liberman had a large tablet on which she wrote the group’s aspirations and detailed the point by point issues in order of importance. Discussion broke out about what was the best way to get their message(s) to senators and congressmen. The general consensus seemed to favor faxes and telephone calls rather than e mail. It was agreed that a physical piece of paper in one’s hand might carry more impact than an email that can easily be deleted. Creation and protection of jobs. Should such jobs be “targeted” or “across the board?” The consensus was that the jobs created be sustainable. Unemployment/food/shelter was also a key issue. The real emphasis for most of the meeting (and what most seemed to want to discuss) was on what democrats and Obama supporters can and should do to have an impact. A microcosm of the American democratic public, the OFA strives to help legislators make the right decisions and keep reminding them they were VOTED into office and not appointed. The now retired pediatricians Drs Harry and Ellin Lieberman are two really busy and conscientious people: Aside from their major effort this weekend to talk about the recovery/ stimulus plan- an early effort is underway to help elderly people stay in their homes by collecting information on resources and needs - their hope is to attract enough volunteers to help those who need small errands - visits etc - they are planning a 3 month time period to determine feasibility and would welcome inquiries. For information on how you can help with Organizing for America or the Lieberman’s senior outreach program, please email elieb@ earthlink.net/


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Around 2:43 p.m., loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a female adult and a male juvenile for theft. They took boxed jewelry and left the store without making payment. Investigation revealed that the woman was previously arrested for theft and the juvenile had arrest records that included assault, battery on a peace officer, resisting, and possession of a controlled substance. Private persons’ arrests were made, and the 25-year-old female Caucasian was taken into custody for petty theft with prior conviction and the 17-yearold male Hispanic was arrested for petty theft and was later transported to Eastlake Juvenile Hall. Between noon and 5 p.m., a grand theft occurred at the racetrack. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and removed a computer laptop and a leather jacket.

Around 3:30 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Ralphs, 1101 West Huntington, detained an intoxicated man for stealing a bottle of tequila. A record check of the 34-year-old Hispanic revealed that he had a prior conviction for burglary. A private person’s arrest was made, and he was taken into custody for petty theft with priors and disorderly conduct/drunk in public. Two 14-year-old female Hispanic juveniles were detained at Claire’s at Westfield mall for theft. Additional stolen items from H&M, Hot Topic, and Spencer’s were also recovered. Private persons’ arrests were made, and the girls were later cited and released in the field. Saturday, January 31: At 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to Cocoon Gentlemen’s Club, 1580 East Clark, regarding a man shot at the location. Investigation revealed that the 21-year-old male Hispanic victim was harassing a female patron and was escorted out of the club. Shortly thereafter, the man was shot multiple times in the chest and leg, and he was transported to a medical facility for treatment. Witnesses advised that the suspect(s) fled in a newer model white vehicle. An area search was conducted, but the car was not found. An auto burglary occurred in the 400 block of West Duarte between 6 p.m. on January 30 and 4 p.m. on January 31. Unknown suspect(s) entered the locked vehicle by unknown means and stole clothing items, CD’s, and cell phone.

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Monday, January 26: A victim came to the station around 9:32 a.m. to file a fraud report. Unknown suspect(s) had used the victim’s personal information to open a credit card account and made over $4,400 in unauthorized purchases. A residential burglary occurred between 8:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the 300 block of South Second. Unknown suspect(s) entered the house through an unlocked window, ransacked rooms, and stole cash, jewelry, and other miscellaneous property.

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Between 4 p.m. on January 26 and 9:30 a.m. on January 27, a residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of West Palm. The house is currently under renovation and unknown suspect(s) entered the location through an open window and stole a paint spray machine and paint sprayer. The total reported loss is $1,800. Shortly after 2 p.m., units responded to La Petit Bakery regarding a grand theft that just occurred. An employee’s purse was stolen from a shelf, and a female Hispanic patron was seen in the area just prior to the theft.

8:19 p.m. – Arrest, Suspended/Revoked driver’s license, Auburn Ave. and Carter Ave. Officer stopped a motorist after receiving a report of a suspected drunk driver. Further investigation revealed the motorist was lost and unfamiliar with the area. A DMV records check revealed the motorist’s driver’s license was suspended/revoked. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear.

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A petty theft occurred at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First, between 8:15 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) unlocked a padlock to a locker and took the victim’s pants that contained his wallet and cell phone. Around 2:48 p.m., units were dispatched to the 00 block of West Longden regarding a suspicious person inside the location. The vacant house is under renovation and the owner advised that no one should be at the home. A 43-year-old male Caucasian suspect was found hiding in a closet, and he apparently gained access to the house and established dwelling. The man was arrested for trespassing and felony parole violation.

8:26 a.m. – Arrest, Suspended/Revoked driver’s license, 600 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation. A DMV records check revealed the motorist’s driver’s license was suspended/ revoked. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear. 1:39 p.m. – Commercial Burglary, Bethany school, 100 block N. Baldwin Ave. Approximately $245 in U.S. currency was stolen from a cashbox, from a classroom. The burglary occurred sometime between Friday, 1/23/09 and Monday, 1/26/09.

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Thursday, January 29: Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. a grand theft occurred at Holy Angels Church, 370 Campus. Unknown suspect(s) stole an $800 donation box. Two residential burglaries occurred on Lenta; one in the 2300 block and the other in the 2400 block. Unknown suspect(s) entered the homes by prying open sliding glass

Tuesday, January 27: 8:41 a.m. – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, 210 Freeway (on-ramp) and Arboleda St., Pasadena. Officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation and discovered the driver did not have a driver’s license. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear.

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11:47 a.m. – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, 600 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation and discovered the driver did not have a driver’s license. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear.

Thursday, January 29: 1:20 a.m. – Arrest, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Baldwin Ave. and Suffolk Ave. Officer stopped a motorist for suspicion of driving under the influence after observing several traffic violations. The driver was arrested for DUI after failing a series of field sobriety tests, and was transported to Pasadena Police jail facility for booking and housing. 9:59 a.m. – Arrest, Attempted Auto Burglary, 100 E. Laurel St. Officers responded to the location after an alert resident saw two men wandering through a carport looking inside parked cars. The resident copied the men’s vehicle license plate and called police. Officers later saw the suspect’s car and followed it to Lake Ave. and Orange Grove Ave., in Pasadena. Pasadena PD officers stopped the occupants for SMPD officers who developed probable cause to arrest both men for attempted auto burglary. Officers found what appeared to be stolen property and fraudulent identification inside the suspects’ vehicle. The men were then transported to Pasadena Police jail for booking and housing. 11:53 a.m. – Vandalism, 200 block S. Mountain Trail Ave. Unknown suspect(s) damaged a decorative pond in the front yard of the residence. This was the second incident at the same location in a period of a week. The dollar value of the damages was not readily available. 11:48 p.m. – Arrest, Curfew Violation, Carter Ave. and Grove St. Officers responded to a disturbance call near the area of Bailey Canyon Park. Officers found and arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile for a curfew violation, after the juvenile was also reportedly trespassing on private property. The male juvenile was cited on a written promise to appear and released his parent.

Friday, January 30: 7:31 a.m. – Commercial Burglary, Best Buy Drugs, 100 block N. Baldwin Ave. The business owner arrived to work and discovered that someone had forced their way into the business. Suspect(s) stole several prescription medications and fled the scene. The case is currently under investigation. 10:38 a.m. – Theft of Identity, 500 block Auburn Ave. The resident reported being the victim of identity theft after discovering that someone fraudulently used her credit card information to purchase merchandise online. The fraudulent activity started in November of 2008. 7:11 p.m. – Arrest, Business License Required, 00 block Holdman Ave. Officers responded to the area regarding a door-todoor solicitor. Officers found the solicitor nearby and obtained evidence that he was selling magazines without a Sierra Madre business license. The man was arrested and transported to the police station. The man was booked, cited and released on a written promise to appear. 10:09 p.m. – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, 300 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation and discovered the driver did not have a driver’s license. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear.

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10:26 a.m. – Arrest, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 100 block of N. Baldwin Ave. The Code Enforcement Officer was warning a business owner about watering the sidewalk, a municipal code violation. The business owner then sprayed the officer with water and thrust a shovel toward her. Officers responded and arrested the man. He was transported him to Pasadena Police jail for booking and housing. 12:07 p.m. – Grand Theft, 300 block E. Laurel Ave. The resident reported the theft of several items from the backyard of the home. The theft has been a recurring problem that has spanned over a three week period. The investigation is on-going, and there no current dollar value of the loss.

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Monday, January 26: 1:37 a.m. - Drug activity 500 block S. Canyon Blvd. 4:31 a.m. - Commercial burglary 600 block W. Huntington Dr. 6:55 a.m. - Grand theft automobile 400 block W. Duarte Rd. 10:31 a.m. - Illegal dumping on S. Shamrock Ave. 5:45 p.m. - Snake problem 600 block E. Lime Ave.

Tuesday, January 27: 7:28 a.m. - Residential burglary 800 block Oakdale Ave. 10:43 a.m. - Assault report 400 block E. Los Angeles Ave. 3:46 p.m. - Arson report 100 block W. Olive Ave. 4:33 p.m. - Counterfeiting 700 block W. Huntington Dr. 7:53 p.m. - Shoplifting 600 block W. Huntington Dr.

Wednesday, January 28: 9:30 a.m. - Structure fire 100 block W. Foothill Blvd. 1:25 p.m. - Soliciting 100 block N. Myrtle Ave. 4:47 p.m. - Resisting arrest 700 block E. Lemon Ave. 4:57 p.m. - Attempted theft 2000 block Pilgrim Way 5:15 p.m. - Vehicle burglary 500 block Fano St.

Thursday, January 29: 6:23 a.m. - Grand theft automobile 500 block W. Walnut Ave. 3:00 p.m. - Soliciting 400 block E. Colorado Blvd. 4:30 p.m. - Petty theft 300 block W. Huntington Dr. 5:02 p.m. - Vandalism 100 block W. Cypress Ave. 9:25 p.m. - Drug activity on S. Mountain Ave.

Friday, January 30: 8:05 a.m. - Vicious animal 400 block Beechworth Ave. 8:50 a.m. - Neighborhood dispute 200 block Norumbega Dr. 12:15 p.m. Public assist 1000 block S. Alta Vista Ave. 4:12 p.m. - Soliciting 400 block E. Lemon Ave. 9:24 p.m. - Warrant arrest on W. Cypress Ave.

Saturday, January 31: 9:33 a.m. - Family disturbance 600 block Parker Ave. 11:31 a.m. - Violation of court order 800 block W. Walnut Ave. 2:03 p.m. - Snake problem 200 block S. Madison Ave. 5:33 p.m. - Vehicle burglary 700 block E. Lemon Ave. 6:58 p.m. - Fraud report 600 block Anita St.

Sunday, February 1: 8:56 a.m. - Fire assist 500 block Franklin Pl. 11:41 a.m. - Miscellaneous theft 300 block Linwood Ave. 12:33 p.m. - Soliciting on S. Mountain Ave. 1:31 p.m. - Grand theft automobile 200 block Stedman Pl. 5:44 p.m. - Public assist 400 block E. Duarte Rd.

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CALL (626) 301-1010 FOR ADVERTISING PLACEMENT INFORMATION EMPLOYMENT BEACON MEADIA, publisher of San Gabriel Valley’s fastest growing group of newspapers, currently has the following positions available: Great Opportunity! Advertising Sales Representative Our ideal candidate is an outgoing, positive person with a fresh perspective. Established newspaper publisher located in Monrovia, CA needs a confident self-starter who can work without close supervision in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment.

LEGALS OTHER PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1166951-02 APN: 8508-004-119 TRA: LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8543 REF: Wagner, Pamela Lynn IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 23, 2007. 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 February 18, 2009, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 30, 2007, as Inst. No. 20072029082 in

You must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal. You will work directly with clients to provide solutions for their advertising needs and to help design advertising campaigns that will best showcase the client’s products and services. Requirements: · Professional. · Ability to work effectively in a team environment. · Over 2 years prior sales experience, preferably in a related field. · Computer-literate. · Reliable vehicle and a cell phone. This position is commission book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Pamela Lynn Wagner, An Unmarried Woman, 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: 1302 S Mayflower Ave Unit C Monrovia CA 91016-4095 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation,

only. Send cover letter and resume to resume@coremg.net or fax to 626-301-0445.

JOIN THE BEACON MEDIA FAMILY AND BUILD A NEW FUTURE! Fax resumes to (626) 301-0445 or call (626) 301-1010.

FOR SALE Drum Kit w/ Cymbals 5 piece drum kit with 2 cymbals + hi-hat. Kit has everything you need and if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding 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: $278,660.16. 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

more: throne, drum and cymbal noise-dampening pads, all cymbal stands and bass pedal. Everything works well. It’s an off-brand (Pulse Percussion), and could maybe use some heads, but all in all this is a very decent setup for the price. Call John at 626.789.6169. Mountain Bike Trek 4300 hardtail mountain bike with front fork shock absorber. Purchased in 2005, the bike the county where the real property is located. Trustee Sale No. 1166951-02 Loan No. XXXXXX8543 The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.5(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent contacted the borrower to assess the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 5901221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 16, 2009. (R-218431 01/29/09, 02/05/09, 02/12/09) NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 21643/FM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es)

Lynda Linforth L.P.S.N. NASM Certified

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has very limited wear. Two sets of tires come with the bike as well. Costs $480 new, asking $200. Email jbstephens@gmail.com. 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan. Auto, low mileage, front/rear/a/c, many extras. Great Soccer mom car. $9,000 obo. (626) 512-7050.

FOR RENT

Rent great location in N. Mon, Extra bonus room. $2000 Mo. Call Les @ 626) 340 - 3222. Arcadia Cottage, unfur, 1 Be, 1 Ba, no pets, stove, ref, near Santa Anita & Duarte, $1,150 mo, 714828-9099.

LOST & FOUND Found Key Ring at Ross Store in Monrovia. Call Pat 827-1442.

MONROVIA 2 Bedroom 4 of the Seller(s) is/are: ROYSTON MALLEAPPAH AND RADINI MALLEAPPAH, 4149 E. LIVE OAK AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91006 Doing business as: LIVE OAK MONTESSORI All other business names and addresses used by the Seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the Seller(s), are: MITSY INC, 4149 E. LIVE OAK AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91006 AND ROY MALLEAPPAH, GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR, 512 W. FOOTHILL BLVD, ARCADIA, CA The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller(s) is: SAME AS ABOVE The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: KEBRA ASRAT DEBRETSION, C/O THE RYAN CRAIG CO., 4605 LANKERSHIM BLVD #311, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91602 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, GOODWILL, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, CLIENT LIST, LEAVE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, AND INVENTORY

OF SUPPLIES and are located at: 4149 E. LIVE OAK AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91006 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: SERVICE ESCROW COMPANY, 4601 WILSHIRE BLVD #240, LOS ANGELES, CA 90010 and the anticipated sale date is MARCH 4, 2009 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: SERVICE ESCROW COMPANY, 4601 WILSHIRE BLVD #240, LOS ANGELES, CA 90010 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be MARCH 3, 2009, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: JANUARY 29, 2009 KEBRA ASRAT DEBRETSION, Buyer(s) PCTS LA146610 ARCADIA WEEKLY 2/12/09


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