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THURSDAY, APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009 VOLUME 14, NO. 31


Paying the Fare on Metro is Costly •By Bill Peters•

Top-Monrovia city council candidate Clarence R. Shaw gets a hug from an excited local realtor Donna Baker Tuesday night after seeing the preliminary election results. Baker and plethora of other supporters, including former Congressional candidate Russ Warner, were on hand at Paint n Play on Myrtle for the Shaw’s victory party. Pictured from left ( below main photo) is Mary Ann Lutz as she is interviewed by Ralph Walker election night; Dan Kirby looking rather concerned as he watched the results come in to city hall; Lance Mungia of KGEM telling the local community of the results and an election worker files through the sea of votes collected from various prercints.

Shaw Ahead in Tight Race for Remaining Seat

- Photos by Terry Miller


The City of Monrovia has a new mayor: current City Council Member Mary Ann Lutz. She will

be sworn in at the next Council Meeting on May 5, 2009 as will incumbent City Council Member

Joe Garcia who clearly outdistanced his seven opponents one for the two seats up for election.

City Clerk Linda Proctor and City Treasurer Steve Baker, who were running unopposed, were handily

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New Monrovia Hospital Opens chance to tour of the newly refurbished Memorial Hospital on Tuesday. CEO Ron Kupferstein personally led us through the dazzling and clean facility on South Heliotrope in Monrovia. Along with partner Kevin Smith and property owner Jeff Holmes, the Hospital has a thirty year lease for the current space. “We’re in it for the long-haul,” said Kupferstein as he toured us through the hallways and private rooms of the hospital. But it’s not just the medical equipment that’s being updated. The patients’ rooms will soon be equipped with flat screen televisions

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And The Answer Is ... $49,170! •By Sir Eric Maundry•

•By Terry Miller•

It has been a few years since Monrovia had a hospital of its own. The former Monrovia Hospital closed in late 2004 for suspension of its license for numerous health and safety violations Since then, a small group of investors joined forces with a vision to reopen the 49 bed acute care facility under new ownership and modernize the much needed community resource. The group carefully planned a sprucing up of the run down hospital, whose history dates back to the early 1900’s. After years of precision planning and millions of dollars spent on the renovations, their dream is now a reality. The Monrovia Weekly got a

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, now known as “Metro” is a humongous agency that the public entrusts to bring us modern, clean and swift public transportation, plus maintenance of our highways and other assorted transportation related jobs for the 10.4 million people who reside in the county’s 1,433 square mile area. Metro borrows funds from the private sector, but the really big money comes from program fees and taxes paid by county residents—sort of like an unending equity line of credit. The primary sources of countywide transportation funds are local sales taxes, a portion of the 18-cents per gallon state gasoline tax, a portion of the 18.4-cents per gallon federal gasoline tax and the California sales tax on motor vehicle fuel. Voter-enacted initiative, Proposition A and Proposition C are local sales taxes that flow directly to Metro and other agencies linked to their programs and assorted state and federal transportation-related taxes. Metro estimates total revenues available from 2005 to 2009 at around $22 billion, with 54% coming from us locally, 29% from the state (our tax dollars at work) and 17% from federal sources (gosh, that ‘s us, too). Locally, we provide ¼-cent from the state 7.25% statewide retail sales tax collected in L.A. County. Those funds (enacted through Proposition 42 in 2002) are due to be distributed this year to such programs as Public Transportation Account (20%) and the State Transportation Improvement Program (40%) and 40% to local streets and roads. Federal programs set up in 2005 authorized, but not

Joy Camerino, Director of Laboratory Services at Monrovia Memorial Hospital tests a blood sample Tuesday morning. The 49 bed acute care facility recently reopened under new ownership. - Photos by Terry Miller

So what is this the answer to, you ask? The question was how much did we pay Karen Warner Associates to come up with the suspect guidance she gave us for our Sierra Madre’s 2008-2014 Housing Element report? In particular, the one regarding how to handle our RHNA number and get the jerks from SCAG off our backs? Yeah, it was a cool $49,170. Now I really don’t know what is worse, giving all that money to someone who has done absolutely nothing to help this City deal with the real SCAG problems, or that we paid Karen Warner and her fabulous Associates more than what other cities shelled out for the exact same thing.

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Independent PASADENA

By Dorothy Denne

One of my friends had a birthday a couple of weeks ago. He repeated a comment he had heard which said, “Inside every old man is a young man---wondering what the Hell happened.” I thought that was rather funny. A few days later, I was driving down Baldwin Avenue, returning from my morning walk in the Arboretum. I was in a good mood and feeling pretty chipper. I had my hands at the 10:00--2:00 position, as trained in the early days of my driving career. I glanced at my forearms and suddenly exclaimed to myself, “What the Hell happened?” You know those red/purple bruise marks that elderly people get? There was a cluster on my left arm. I knew that couldn’t be somebody else’s arm hanging from the 10:00 position on my steering wheel, but how could it be my arm when only old people get those red/purple marks? Reality set in. I know the inevitable answer. I believe there are times when denial works wonders so, refusing to give up my good mood, I went home and put on a longsleeved blouse. Then I opened my mail. There I found the following thoughts, sent to me by a friend who received them from a friend who received them from a friend, etc., etc., etc.




1. IsnÊt it nice that wrinkles canÊt hurt? 2. If you canÊt be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. 3. A penny saved is a government oversight. 4. The easiest way to find something lost is to buy a replacement. 5. DonÊt cry because itÊs over, smile because it happened. 6. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. 7. Once over the hill, you pick up speed. 8. I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food. 9. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just donÊt have film. 10. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. 11. Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. 12. We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails. 13. If the shoe fits, buy it in every color. 14. You donÊt stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing. 15. You may be only one person in the world, but you may be the world to one person. All are great, but after reading 14 and 15, I rolled up my sleeves.


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Shirley Pazzuoli of Rotary District 530 will be speaking about their experience with polio, polio survivors and progress being made on the eradication of the disease and work with those who have survived it. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, call the Community Center at 256-8246.



The Monrovia Rotary Club is sponsoring a meeting regarding polio at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave. on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. and they expect the program will last about an hour and a half. The program is designed not just for polio survivors, but also for those who are care givers for those survivors. Greg Jones and


APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009

Letters&Comments RE: Reactionary Talk Show Host Laura Schlessinger Draws Criticism as Keynote Speaker at Community Breakfast Dear Terry I saw your article on Laura (Schelssinger) ! God ! I am so glad that you think of her the same way as I do ! I thought “Am I the only one who feels this way about this woman ? How can people stand her ?” When I first came to this country years ago and heard her on the radio show I was totally disgusted ;yet she had a good following! It takes all kinds of weird people to make up this world! Now why is OUR city INVITING her to come and give us this nonsense at the best and vitriolic at the worst? I am glad you came out with the truth. Sincerely Rupa Dore. This letter is in response to the article in the Arcadia Weekly Apri19-15 edition written by Terry Miller. I am very fond of Terry Miller and think he is ~ fine person. Do I agree with his assessment of the Mayors breakfast? NO! Do I listen to Dr. Laura’s talk show’? YESII agree with her morals ~nd listen to her help people rethink their problems. She believes the family core and children’s welfare is of utmost importance. She also is very patriotic since she has a son who is serving in our military. That is why she was proud of her patriotic clothing she shared with the audience. Mr. Miller’s article turned positive into negative. Wearing a real flag as clothing is frowned upon. However, flag pins, emblems and red white and blue apparel is appropriate. I did not recall the quotes referred to in the article. I watched a tape on channel three and did not hear the referenced quotations. I thought she was a perfect pick for the breakfast since the theme was celebrating family, youth and community. I enjoyed the morning and everyone I talked to felt likewise. The ladies at the city hall manager’s office put a lot of effort into this event every year” It did not deserve ridicule. My hat is off to these gals and Mayor Bob Harbicht for a job well done. If you do not agree with Dr. Laura’s high moral standard, you had a choice to stay home. I’m glad I didn’t! Our country needs more of Dr. laura’s ideals she proposes. We would be much better off. Gail Marshall Former Arcadia Mayor

RE: Special Comment: Reactionary Talk Show Host Laura Schlessinger Draws Criticism as Keynote Speaker at Community Breakfast Terry Miller’s commentary seemed like it had been simmering since 2000. That was the year that Schlessinger caught the ire of the public with her “biological error” comments. The backlash was justifiably extreme, her show was canceled and the StopDrLaura website declared victory. I don’t listen to her show that often but in the past few years she seems to be content to shill books on marriage, bad childhoods and stay at home moms. Is that what the courageous Arcadia council person meant by “poisonous” views? I would be more sympathetic if Mr. Miller had bothered to relate anything that Schlessinger said in her keynote address. He called it “venemous” so I can only assume that she spoke in favor of pre-teens smoking, eating a high sugar diet, and wasting electricity. Miller’s only substantive offering was her blog entry regarding the pope’s recent comments. I can’t say that I agree with the Vatican on this issue but, by Miller’s logic, that makes the pontiff equally unfit to speak at the Arcadia Community Breakfast. Talk about a tough crowd! Ed Delgado Monrovia, CA Note in response to letters re: schlessinger I thank you for your cards, letters and phone calls, on both sides of the mat ter rega rding Laura Schlessinger and her selection as keynote speaker at a city sponsored event in Arcadia recently. I feel I need to shed some light on a couple of points. In no way did I intend to insult the woman ( or anyone for that matter) in the City Manager’s office, many of whom I know personally, like and respect a great deal. What is at issue here is simply the message Schlessinger sends. One of prejudice , for people who don’t think like her. Her anti-gay stand and general right-wing philosophy that has so alienated this country, is not a solution to a problem but moreover a virus that spreads rapidly if one cares to listen to it. The point I was so anxiously trying to make was that I feel ( as human beings) we plainly need to be less hateful and more charitable of each other’s differences. Abhorrence and acrimony are not terribly ‘high moral standards’ in my book as

one reader suggested in her letter. A recent comment by Schlessinger aggravated w ives a round t he globe when she eluded that women were to blame for their husbands’ infidelity. “When the wife does not focus in on the needs and the feelings, sexually, personally, to make him feel like a man, to make him feel like a success, to make him feel like her hero, he’s very susceptible to the charm of some other woman making him feel what he needs.” Schlessinger has repeatedly referred to gay Americans as “biological errors”. She refers to planned parenthood as “unplanned parenthood” and refuses to accept the fact that condoms in third world countries are vital in keeping the devastating overpopulation to a minimum. Her countless other discordant remarks simply stir the ever growing cauldron of detestation into a festering boil that spills over into the estuary of life. Reg rett ably, millions of people do succumb to the toxic fumes coming from the mouths of talk show personalities in the vein of Laura Schlessinger and Rush Limbaugh. R ight w i ng rad io is alive and well in America. It, however, is not a family value I’d chose to impart to my children. The choice of Schlessinger as a keynote speaker for

a community breakfast was, in my considered opinion, perhaps a mistake and sends a misleading message where hatred in small-mindedness comes before more thoughtful and educated compassion. -Terry Miller Ed, Thanks very much for your well-thought letter. While the commentary piece hadn’t been simmering since quite 2000, we had held onto it for revision as long as we could in hopes of making it the best it could be. Regardless, the lines of discourse have been opened, thanks to Terry and to you. That’s what we’re here for! Thanks so much, again. -John Stephens, Editor Hello John, Thank you for your response. I guess this confirms that you DO read all the emails. I’ve enjoyed your publication for years and I try to pick up a copy each week at the Post Office or at Rudy’s. Regards, Ed Delgado She reminds me of that Casey Anthony mother, all wrapped in the flag. -Jill, via Yippee! Nobody is more loathsome than that woman. Good job!!! Colleen Bates, via email

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APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009


Some Camera and Film Finishers Hit Hard by Recession- One Monrovia Company Fills the Void Ritz Camera Stores to Shutter •By Terry Miller•

It used to be that corporate giant, mega stores swa llowed up t he sma ll mom and pop business in towns and cities around the country. Recently, however, that trend is reversing itself. The big guys are closing, leaving room, hopefully, for the small business to survive and ultimately thrive. One of the biggest industries affected (aside from Banking) by not only the recession but the incredibly fast changing digital world, is that of photography. Remember when Polaroid’s were the “instant” ca mera? Wel l t hat’s a ll changed, of course, thanks to the digital age. In fact, Polaroid no longer sells “in-

that good old emulsion layered stuff, with good, old fashion, chemicals and still get stunning results, albeit a bit longer in process. In fact, the traditional film developing and printing has actually started a resurgence, of sorts, among traditionalists and those wanting a different feel in their photography than that of the clean and crisp, digital image. One such place that can still accommodate those film needs is Studio 55 in Monrovia. Formerly Pros One Hour Photo, the shop was a victim of corporate takeover by a greedy shopping center landlord. The center’s owners wanted a chain yogurt store in place

THE BIG GUYS ARE CLOSING, LEAVING ROOM, HOPEFULLY, FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS TO SURVIVE AND ULTIMATELY THRIVE. stant film” for their Land Cameras. Instant cameras are just not fast enough and don’t have the quality digital now provides. Remember 35mm Film? Well there are a few places that still develop and print

of a small, low volume cash business like the one hour photo lab that Rick Keshishi had started and built to a good, steady and productive business providing Monrovia with first class film processing and exceptional

printing. Racing to find a visible and affordable location in Monrovia wasn’t easy for Keshishi, but eventually he did find a space eventually right behind the Blockbuster on Foothill near Myrtle. Although not visible from the street, customers are slowly finding that their old faithful lab/studio is not only still in business but also still processing and printing good old Kodak film as well as every other flavor of film available. Keeping up with the times, Rick makes it easy for you and offers an optional CD with your film order which will contain all the film images scanned for emailing or whatever you like. So you can have the best of both worlds. Small retail photofinishers have many advantages over the online and mega store processors. The personal attention to detail, so often missing in our musthave-it-now world, is far more evident when you deal with the owner directly. Even though digital imaging is considered the norm these days, people often still need a good print to frame, and that’s something many home printers simply cannot do on a large scale and with necessary quality. The big guys, like Ritz Camera Center Inc., have recently taken another step towards reorganization efforts, filing for bankruptcy just last month. The Beltsville-based, privately held chain has won the approval of rules governing the sale of assets at 400 stores it plans to shutter. Ritz has more 1,000 locations in 45 states. The local Store in Hastings

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Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra presents „A Spring Concert‰ on MotherÊs Day, May 10 featuring soloists from the orchestra

Those who normally give their mothers flowers for Mother’s Day may want to consider doing something slightly different this year – surprising their mother with what Jo Stoup, Music Director of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) calls “a bouquet of music” by treating Mom to a performance of “A Spring Concert.” Held on Sunday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m. at Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena Community College, this special Mother’s Day program will include Symphony No. 2 by Alexander Borodin, Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 and Danzon by renowned Mexican composer Arturo Marquez. The orchestra’s brass and percussion ensembles will perform as well. Severa l members of PYMO – an ensemble of over 100 talented high school and junior college musicians from throughout Southern California, from El Segundo to South Pasadena – will appear as soloists. Concertmaster Emily Fuang and Denny Choi, principal second violinist, will play the violin solos while principal

cellist Brandon Ly will be showcased on cello when the orchestra presents Concerto Grosso No. 1. “All of our members are very gifted musicians,” says Stoup, a professional flutist who also directs the PCC Orchestra as a member of the college’s music faculty. “We try, at each concert, to shine the spotlight on a few of them so our audience can better appreciate just how talented they are. It’s a wonderful learning experience, too, for a young musician to appear as a soloist.” Stoup is also looking forward to introducing patrons to one of composer Franz Liszt’s favorite works. “The Borodin Second Symphony is a delightful work,” she explains. “Franz Liszt loved this piece, claiming it was entirely original and unlike anything that had come before. One hundred and thirty five years later, I think this still holds up.” As for Marquez’s Danzon, Stoup fully expects some toes to be tapping as well as hands applauding. “People may even dance in the aisles,” she says with a smile.

Just as the best gifts are often surprises, PYMO is hard at work planning a few Mother’s Day surprises of its own to tuck into its ‘spring bouquet’ of music. “We’re deliberately not revealing much information about the brass and percussion ensembles’ upcoming performance,” Stoup says. “But what I can tell you is that they’re always a crowd pleaser.” Other treats are in store as well. “We’ll honor all our wonderful mothers who attend ‘A Spring Concert,” promises Lisa Gladstone, President of PYMO’s Board of Directors. “It’ll be a Mother’s Day that Mom – and the rest of the family – will never forget.” Tickets for “A Spring Concert” may be purchased at the door for the suggested donation price of $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Children under age 12 are free. Pasadena City College is located at 1570 East Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, with parking available at any PCC student lot for $2. For more information, call (626) 4031086 or visit the orchestra’s website,

CLASSICAL KALEIDOSCOPE CONCERT AT THE ARCADIA LIBRARY The fourth and final concert in the Arcadia Public Library’s Classical Kaleidoscope Concer t s for 2008-2009 will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Cay Mortenson Auditorium. This concert is entitled “Autumnal Inspiration: Brahms’ Monumental Clarinet Quintet” and will

feature Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinetist Michele Zukovsky and the Galileo Quartet. Playing in the Galileo Quartet are violinist Lorenz Gamma, violinist Paul Stein, violist Carrie Dennis, and cellist Maksim Velichkin. In addition to the Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, music will also

include Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major, opus 18, no. 3 and two waltzes by Dvořák. Coffee, provided courtesy of Starbucks, and light refreshments will be served. Funded by the Arcadia Public Library Foundation, this concert is free and no reservations are necessary.


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Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

For thousands of years, people have escaped to the rugged and majestic Vasquez Rocks. From Chumash Indians around 450 AD to Mexican banditos in the mid 1850’s, to today’s moviemakers, these ancient outcroppings have served as a hideaway By Greg Aragon from the rest of the world. Thanks to a “Greg’s Getaway” reader from Burbank I recently discovered the rocks for myself. “You have got to check out Vasquez Rocks,” wrote Big Mike. “It was my favorite place in the world as a kid. My dad and I would go there every weekend and climb the rocks.” I followed Mike’s advice and visited the rocks last Sunday. My getaway began around 11 am when I reached the dusty entrance to the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in the city of Aqua Dulce, halfway between Santa Clarita and Palmdale. The first thing that struck me was that there was no admission fee. The second thing to hit me was the stunning site of giant weird rock formations jetting from the ground before me. It looked like a portal to another world. At the entrance I found a small ranger station, where I picked up a map and some brochures. I then proceeded down a bumpy dirt road toward the megalithic monsters. When I got to the base of the stone towers I parked next to a few cars and a tour buses and then began my ascent up of Famous Rocks, the most prominent structures in the park. Shooting from the ground like a jagged, 150-ft. tidal wave, the Famous Rocks angle toward the sky at about 50 degrees and can be climbed on all fours if you have the will and aren’t afraid of heights. I made it to the top and so did a few kids, women and men. At the summit I took in a memorable view of the 25 million-year-old rock valley, including the San Gabriel Mountains to the west and the Sierra Pelonas to the north. I could see why the area has been a Hollywood filming favorite for the past 100 years. Filming credits at the park include television shows such as “Bonanza,” “Big Valley,” and “The Lone Ranger,” as well as big screen productions such as “The Flintstones,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Rat Race,” and “Wild, Wild West.” Back at the bottom of the rocks, I had lunch on the tailgate of my Jeep and read how the rocks got their name. It all started in the mid-1880’s when a bandit named Tiburcio Vasquez, and his band of desperados, began using the craggy rocks as a hideout. The group roamed up and down California rustling horses and cattle, robbing staging coaches and pillaging. With the law on their tale, the outlaws escaped justice for years until being captured in a shack in the Cahuenga Pass in 1875. The bandito is gone but his legend lives on at Vasquez Rocks. Vasquez Rocks Natural Area is located at 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd, Aqua Dulce, CA 91390. For more info, call (661) 268-0840.

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Ritz from 4 too early to tell but the conranch has posted signs saying they are on the way out and to hurry in for deals, though these “deals” rival those seen in the early days of the Circuit City closing: 10 or 20 percent off already too-high prices. It’s always sad to see a business go under, but when it’s a small business with only one location it can be devastating. Luckily many smaller businesses in Monrovia, like Studio 55, are seeing some growth despite the recession and naysayers. The demise of the corporate “giants” may actually be helping smaller businesses as people realize the importance of shopping locally and supporting local merchants. Pasadena has embarked on a “shop local” campaign. Regarding the success of the campaign it is perhaps

cept is simple: keep your dollars in your community and those dollars will help support other businesses and the community which it serves. Logical thinking really, but thousands now shop online to save time and money. Many of those sites offer some pretty good deals but you never deal with the owner. And what if you have a problem? Good luck actually talking to a real person! “If you’re not happy with your purchase press #1 and hold on………..for a very long time!” is probably what you’ll hear. Dealing with the company directly is always best, especially with something treasured like your photographic memories. Studio 55 is located at: 117 W Foothill in Monrovia Call (626) 303-5555for more information


More exhibitors, a new trail map, a walk and a bicycle tour through nature, and a chance to sponsor a water filter for a refugee camp are some of the new features added to this year’s Greening the Earth Day and Armory Family Arts Festival. The free event will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park, Armory Center for the Arts, and on Raymond Avenue between Walnut and Holly streets. Exhibitors will display information on green lifestyles, composting, organic foods, hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative energy and green building design, with the Arroyo Seco Trails Guide making its debut. The annual festival is an opportunity to find out more about Pasadena’s resources and plans for waste reduction, recycling, water and energy conservation and other Green City initiatives. Entertainment will include music from local bands, an interactive drum circle, and dancers. Children can enjoy arts and crafts, live animals from the Wildlife Way station and Eaton Canyon Nature Center, and more. Newtown Arts Foundation, an organization developing creative opportunities in Southern California for artists, will feature several thought-provoking works on animating nature. The monthly documentary series Conscientious Projector will rotate short films throughout the day at the Armory on topics such as climate crisis, peak oil, alternative energy, consumerism, global economy and sustainable agriculture. Participants are asked to bring CRV recyclables to help raise funds for drinking water for the Lugufu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. A guided walk of the Arroyo Seco will be led by naturalists from Pasadena Parks and Natural Resources Division and Arroyo Seco Foundation from 8 to 11 a.m.(Meet at the picnic area south of Brookside Park parking Lot I, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.) City of Pasadena arborists and cycling instructors will lead a bike tour through Pasadena’s renowned streetscapes, starting at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Sponsoring the event are city of Pasadena, Armory Center for the Arts, Arroyo Seco Foundation, Buy Local Pasadena, Conscientious Projector and Metro. For more information call (626) 744-4721 or visit Face Book Greening the Earth Day 2009.

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35 South First Ave.

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Bellisima salon & day spa 501 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016 4BMPOMPDBUFEJO0ME5PXO.POSPWJB Salon located in Old Town Monrovia 626.357.0017





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


626.447.1049 by appointment only

JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER SEASON! Whether you are a bride to be or just want to get into shape for summer, this class will help you reach your fitness goals. A semi-private personal training class to get ladies into either bride or bikini shape, or both! Class size is limited to maintain individual attention. The Class Concentrates on weight loss, toning, cardio conditioning and resistance training. Nutrition advice from a licensed nutritionist is also included!



APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009

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American Fare Cameron’s Seafood With porthole shaped mirrors and wallmounted fish (sorry, no singing ones) giving this place the classic feel of a seaside fish camp, you’re sure to forget your an hour from the coast. Dine in or take home cuts from the seafood market. 1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 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, huge Jumbo Shrimp, will haunt your taste buds for the rest of your days. Soon you will join generations of Shrimp House fanatics. It’s seafood you will crave. Shrimp, fish filets, steaks, chicken, salads, and food to go. 4488 E. Live Oak Ave, Arcadia (626) 445-6369, (626) 448-8742, www.

California Cuisine Object of the Game: To be the first player to get three (3) of their playing pieces in a row – horizontally, diagonally, or vertically.

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Picasso’s Café, Bakery & Catering Co. Try our upscale fast casual gourmet Restaurant and Bakery, conduct business in Picasso’s Private Dining Rooms, or explore other fresh food choices with our Corporate Catering division. Celebrating 20 Years of Business, and Awarded San Gabriel Valley’s Small Business of the Year 2008, we are focused on providing quality food products and events, consistent service, and competitive prices. Experience our ever-growing selection of menus, services, presentation styles, and creativity; at Picasso’s, Great Food is a true “work of art!” Catering Available 24/7 at or (626) 969-6100. 6070 N. Irwindale Ave., Suite A-D Irwindale, CA

Coffee, Sweets & Such 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 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

Last Week’s Solution

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) 355-5993

Fill the 9 X 9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3 X3 regions contain the digits from 1 to 9 only once each. Solutions run the following week.


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

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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) 568-9288 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


APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009

La Petite FranceFrance Café Café La Petite and Bakery and Bakery


Garlic Shrimp | Serves: Plenty

RecipeBox Reflections By Deborah Ann Neely

Tax Day Cookout

We continue to enjoy the shrimp I brought back from my spring break trip. I try not to have a shrimp dish but once every two weeks so that it seems to last longer, but tonight I am planning to serve a longtime favorite. I am going to prepare it to be cooked on the grill but you can cook this same recipe in the oven if weather prevents the perfect evening for grilling. I always love a reason to have neighbors over to celebrate something, so the theme is Tax Day 2009! I am reading the novel, Johnny Tremain, with my class right now and the colonists have just dumped the tea in protest of taxes by the British. We managed to rid ourselves of British control but darn those taxes are much worse now than the British ever even tried to collect. James Otis told Sam Adams in 1774 that the war would bring us freedom and taxes were not the issue. I am glad he would not be disappointed. So….on with our Tax Day food and relaxation. This Garlic Shrimp recipe is one I have always used for a quick but delicious cookout. Place all but four tablespoons in a large plastic bag with the shrimp, coat completely, and chill for at least 30 minutes.

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2 lbs. shrimp , peeled and deveined ó cup olive o il 10 garlic clo ves, chopped 2 T orange ju ice 4 T lime juic e, fresh is pr eferred to t ground red pepper

At La Petite France, we strive to bring you the best and freshest bread, croissants, sandwiches and more. For breakfast, stop-by for a cup of coffee, latte, cappuccino or espresso. Dip-in a pecan stick or biscotti. For lunch, try one of our sandwiches. Whatever the occasion may be, we also make cakes the way you want it. Call us for your special events and we will be more than happy to cater your party. Place your orders via phone: (626) 445-0392 fax: (626) 445-0235 email: Or, come visit us at: 411 E. Huntington Drive Suite 101-D, Arcadia, CA 91006

Traditional Thai Cuisine

Distinctive Food at Moderate Prices

Pad Thai 3500 E. Colorado

(Between Madre & Rosemead)

(626) 568-9288

Thread the shrimp rimp on skewers skewers. If you are using wooden skewers be sure you have soaked them well tto prevent flames. You need to grill these shrimp on a covered grill at 375 degrees for three minutes each side. Use the reserved marinade to baste the shrimp as they cook. You can imagine I will have to double or triple this recipe if I am having more than my family for dinner. These shrimp are super tasty as a burrito, wrapped up in a warm tortilla with all the trimmings. I love serving them as just an appetizer with a cold pomegranate martini. The martini is a must for saluting Tax Day 2009!

French Onion Soup, Oooh-la-la •By Miss Nealey Dozier•

I have always thought I would make an exceptional French girl. I have dark brown eyes, a slight kink in my hair (more than slight?) and my last name can be pronounced Doz-ee-ay if I’m feeling fancy. In my very French imagination, I would scoot around the Seine on ma Bicyclette, window shop on Le Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré , and sample macarons at Ladurée. After a long day at the flea market, I would throw my shopping bags over a bistro chair at a chic little brasserie, pull my over-sized Chanel sunglasses tight over my eyes and order a piping hot bowl of Suope a L’oignon Gratinee and a glass of Châteauneufdu-Pape. Sigh. I don’t live in Paris, but Los Angeles will do for now, and from time to time I like to stroll around The Grove, passing away the weekend hours. I pour over cookbooks at Barnes & Noble, admire the latest kitchen gadgets at Sur La Table and fawn over the vintage-looking sundresses at Anthropologie. After an

“exhausting” day of exploring, I like to go sit in a little nook at Pain Vin et Fromage at the Original Farmers’ Market. If you catch happy hour, you can get a glass of Bordeaux, a bowl of rich onion soup and a Salade Niçoise for mere pocket change (okay, a little more than pocket change, but cheaper than anywhere in Europe right now). I can sit and people-watch all afternoon, all while pretending to read an 0ld, tattered copy of Le Petit Prince. I could almost be in Paris…Almost. I figure that every good French girl must have a delicious onion soup recipe she can just whip up at a moment’s notice. Which means I needed one, too. Unfortunately, most of the recipes I found were for “quick” French onion soup, whatever that means. Well that just won’t do. I wanted something authentic - where the onions spend hours caramelizing and their deliciously sweet flavor fill up every bite. I found this recipe from Cook’s Illustrated, which has yet to fail me. And guess

what? It didn’t this time, either. This was a truly an authentic recipe, and not to toot my own horn, it may be the best thing to come out of my kitchen yet. For the soup: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Generously spray inside of heavy-bottomed large (at least 7-quart) Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Place butter in pot and add onions and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, covered, 1 hour (onions will be

moist and slightly reduced in volume). Remove pot from oven and stir onions, scraping bottom and sides of pot. Return pot to oven with lid slightly ajar and continue to cook until onions are very soft and golden brown, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours longer, stirring onions and scraping bottom and sides of pot after 1 hour. Carefully remove pot from oven and place over medium-high heat. Using oven mitts to handle pot,

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* 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 3 pieces * 6 large yellow onions (about 4 pounds), halved and cut pole to pole into 1/4-inch-thick slices (next time I probably use double I like it VERY thick and oniony) * 2 cups water, extra for deglazing * 1/2 cup dry sherry (I used a little marsala wine, as well) * 1 beef bouillon cube * 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth ( I use SwansonÊs) * 3 cups beef broth ( I use SwansonÊs) * 6 sprigs fresh thyme, tied with kitchen twine * 1 bay leaf * Ground black pepper * 4 round sourdough loafs * 8 ounces shredded gruyere cheese (about 2 1/2 cups)

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APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009

Summer Ventures

MOVIE MAKING, RIDING THE RAILS, AND SUPER SPORTS CAMPS Traditional Camp Experiences for Kids at the SAFYMCA This Summer

Young Steven Spielberg hopefuls will have an opportunity to learn and practice the art of moving making at the Santa Anita Family YMCA’s Movie Maker Camp this summer. Movie Maker Camp for children grades 5th through 8th is just one of the many unique specialty camps, among the more traditional summer camp experiences, being offered this year at the SAFYMCA. Childhood memories are made at summer camp. From the swimming, crafts, songs and skits of traditional summer camp to the more unique offerings of specialty camps such as Ride the Rails Camp, Surf Camp, and Super Sports Camp, the SAFYMCA has a camp experi-

ence sure to build childhood memories to last a lifetime. SAFYMCA Summer camp opportunities are available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay full fee. Financial assistance is available. Summer Camp registration kicks off Saturday, April 11 at the Healthy Kids Day/ Monrovia Spring Egg Hunt event at Recreation Park from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Just $5 will reserve a spot for one of the many exciting weeklong summer camp options that begin the week of June 22 and run through the week of Aug. 24. Those who sign up at Healthy Kids Day will receive a free camp backpack, water bottle, Frisbee, and a chance to win a Disneyland Family Fun Pack. “With more than 100

years of camping experience, YMCA camps are a safe and nurturing place where children build self-esteem, leadership skills, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and the world around them,” said SAFYMCA Chief Executive Officer, Damon Colaluca. Traditional Day Camps are age specific with camp programs for children Kindergarten to 1st grade; 2nd to 3rd grade; 4th to 5th grade and ‘Tween Camp for middle school age youth 6th to 8th grade. Activities revolve around weekly themes and curriculum that stimulate imagination and development. Field trips or special events round out each week. For families who would like their children to have a sleep-away camp experience, there’s YMCA Camp E.L.K. in the San Bernardino Mountains. With horseback r iding, sw imming, rock climbing wall, archery, crafts, sports, canoeing and more, Camp E.L.K. offers the perfect summer getaway for kids entering 3rd through 8th grade. At Surf Camp for kids entering 3rd grade to 8th grade, campers will spend a week on the beaches of San Diego enjoying surfing, kayaking, and lots of fun in the sun. Evenings will be spent in traditional camp fashion with camp fires, skits, and games. Ride the Rails Camp offers the opportunity for 2nd through 5th grade age children to explore neighboring communities by riding the Gold, Red, Blue and

Green Lines. Super Sports Camp for 2nd through 8th grade age children offers a combination of quality day camp and sports specific instruction. The program focuses on two sports each day where kids learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and skill development regardless of ability or experience. Outdoor Advent u re Camp offers children entering 3rd to 6th grade, the opportunity to learn urban and wilderness survival skills including how to read a map, use a compass and follow written directions. The week is rounded off with an overnight adventure campout at Canyon Park in Monrovia. Science Camp is open to children entering 4th grade to 8th grade. Under the guidance of a certified teacher campers will explore Geologic, Marine, and Environmental sciences as they visit the Science and Technology Museum, local tide pools, and go on a hiking expedition. Flight Camp for 2nd through 6th grade children is an opportunity to learn about the physics of flight and build gliders. Two half-day specialty camps will also be offered. Chess Camp, grades 3rd to 8th, will be taught by USCF Life Senior Master and 2003 Western Team Champion, Mick Bighamian. At Junior Life Guard Camp for grades 5th through 8th, kids will experience the challenges of beach, pool and water park lifeguarding. The camp includes swim training, conditioning and endurance, personal water safety, rescue skills, training, water games, first aid, and CPR. For more information, call the SAFYMCA at (626) 359-9244, or visit the web site at

Camp Shi’ini

For sixty-two years, Camp Shi¹ini has provided active and entertaining camp activities for boys and girls without a prolonged absence from home. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for children, while also educating them about Native American folklore through interactive and action-packed su r rou nd i ng s. We a re t he ³ult imate ca mping experience² in the greater Pasadena area. Ca mp Sh i¹i n i i s a Native American Indian themed day camp that lasts five weeks each summer. Shi¹ini, pronounced ³Shee-nee,² is a Navajo word meaning ³Summer People.² Our t heme is portrayed in several daily events, including: horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, archery, bear hunting, athletics, h i k i ng, ga mes, cra f t s, swimming, and an extraordinary month-long treasure hunt adventure! While at camp, the children are broken into various groups according to their ages. Each of these groups functions as a separate unit throughout the day. There are a dozen groups, each composed

of 12 campers and 2 counselors. Our 6:1 camper-tocounselor-ratio is one of the very best throughout a ll of t he Sa n Gabr iel Valley! Due to our limited number of campers, Camp Shi¹ini is able to offer a great variety of activities with more individual supervision. Some include: Indian lore, cookouts, nature hikes, and unique games and sports. Both a senior and junior counselor are assigned to each group. At Camp Shi¹ini, senior counselors are hired on the basis of: ideals, college records, maturity, experience, occupation, driving records, and the ability to understand children. Junior counselors are hired on the basis of: leadership, character, attentiveness, dependability, and overall experience working with kids. Both sets of counselors are well-trained and exceptionally responsible. They take great pride in their jobs and love working with the campers. Counselors pick up campers from their homes in new, seat-belt equipped vans between 8:30-9:20 AM. Campers are returned home between 3:50-4:40 PM. Since safety is our top-concern, each van driver must go through an extensive training course and earn a California Commercial Class B Drivers License from the California DMV. The shaded areas and turf fields of the lower Arroyo Seco have been the primary location of our camp for many years. It is one of the few remaining

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MARANATHA SUMMER ACADEMY 2009 June 22 - July 31, 2009

Registration deadline: April 24, 2008 Our Summer Program includes course offerings in the following academic disciplines: Mathematics*, Laboratory Sciences*, Social Sciences, English *includes Honors course offerings

NEW THIS YEAR: Transferable College Prep Online Courses and Middle School Program For a Summer School brochure, please go to our school’s website: and click on “News” MARANATHA HIGH SCHOOL


169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 Any questions, please call 626-817-4031

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DISCOVER - CREATE - EXPLORE Cooking Camp Returns to Pasadena this Summer!

and much more ... Visit us at for details. 1005 Armada Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103 | 626-795-9314

Roll up your sleeves, feel the dough between your fingers and get ready to slice and dice at Cooking Camp, Pasadena’s best savory summer cooking program for kids and teens 7 to 16 at Blair Magnet’s beautiful culinary kitchen! Starting June 22nd, the Cooking Academy invites your child to take an exciting culinary journey during one or more of our ten, one week summer Cooking Camp sessions in Pasadena, each taught by an experienced and enthusiastic professionally trained chef. From Blueberry Muffins to Cheese Raviolis, Quiche to Double Chocolate Fudge, our hands-on workshops focus on cooking from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients and time tested culinary techniques. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and educational environment where campers can learn to read

recipes, cook and bake, work safely in a kitchen, and explore creative food ideas in meal preparation while encouraging a lifelong appreciation for healthy eating. At Cooking Camp campers don’t just sit around and observe, everyone participates and feels a sense of delicious accomplishment. Our instructors are talented chefs who love working with kids and young teens. Imagine having a culinary arts expert sharing their passion and depth of experience with your child! Our Cooking Camp chefs not only teach general cooking techniques but sprinkle lots of lessons into the mix, discussing culinary terms, nutritional values, kitchen safety and food science. Successful cooking begins in a kid-friendly environment and our staff has designed a series of summer sessions where children can succeed in learning skills safely and enjoyably. So whether your child

is interested in becoming a head chef or simply a maker of a mean pesto sauce, Cooking Camp is a wonderful opportunity to expose your child to new foods that encourage them to expand their culinary palates and can serve as an ideal entree to culinary pursuits! Just ask the parents that came last year!! Don’t wait, classes this summer will fill quickly as it is our third year in Pasadena! Enroll online at http:// www.summerartacademy. com and create a freshly baked family memory today! Or call us at 818-3862107 for more information! Our summer Culinary Kitchen will be at Blair Magnet, 1201 South Marengo south of old town Pasadena just east of Fair Oaks. 4130 G reenb ush Ave, Sherman Oaks CA. 914123 OFFICE: 818-386-2107



Summer Academic Institute and Sports Camp June 22 to July 23 3880 EAST SIERRA MADRE BOULEVARD, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91107 TELEPHONE 626.696.4300 • WWW.LASALLEHS.ORG

APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009

Answer from 1 zoo animals. Agoura Hills, in their agreement with Karen Warner Associates t o p e r for m similar tasks, paid $48,230. At least according to the Report to the City Council submitted by Greg Ramirez, Agoura Hills City Manager, on March 28, 2007. But the City of Walnut somehow got the same thing for $45,800, or a full $3,370 LESS than what we paid! This according to Walnut’s very own Daniel Fox in his statement to their Housing Authority, dated June 27, 2007. Maybe ours included a box of colored pencils and books with pictures of large

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So what did we get for this mighty sum of money? Money coming from a City supposedly hard pressed for the stuff? As far as I can tell, not a whole hell of a lot. We have a RHNA number that we’re trying to whittle down, and the City came up with an inexpensive strategy to deal with it. One that involved existing housing and little disruption in peoples’ lives. Only our $50,000 Friend, Karen Warner, told us that we can’t do it that way. Instead we need to either initiate the seizing of other peoples’ homes in order to turn the property over to developers like so much ransom, or scrap Measure V and turn our downtown into something truly special, like Monrovia

Commons. Or the newly concocted Yuppie Condo Ghettoes in Pasadena. Of course, when a City is contemplating the spending of $50,000 to get advice from a special someone who supposedly knows something, um, special, you’d figure it would look into the past of the person they’re hiring. You know, like maybe to deduce what exactly this person’s thinking might be? A person’s past being a good indication of what their point of view might be today, and what it is they are likely to tell us after we’ve forked over all that cash. So I decided that I would do it for them. A little late perhaps, but then again I wasn’t asked about this before the

Reni Rose (626) 355-8400 110 Coburn, Sierra Madre Offered at $1,365,000.

A Perfect 10 -- Stunning is the only way to describe it - Built in 2004, this magnificent 3500+ sf home is one of a kind. There are 3 large master suites (one downstairs) including an impressive secluded master with sumptuous bath and tranquil view of the mountains/valley, plus the Jack & Jill bedrooms and 5 baths. Other features include soaring ceilings, expansive windows, large family room, gourmet kitchen & breakfast area with window seating, wood flooring, plantation shutters & more. Call today for more details and for a private showing of the PERFECT 10!

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

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


ity. Arroyo Park (located

on Stoney Drive in South Pasadena) affords the perfect atmosphere for most of our camp activities. S i n c e 19 4 7, C a m p Shi¹ini has developed an outstanding legacy, creating childhood memories bound to last a lifetime. It is truly an experience that captivates the hearts and imaginations of every camper! To reserve space for your child at Camp Shi¹ini, or for more information, please give us a call at (626) 922-0945 or visit our website at

ROCK MUSIC DAY CAMP PASADENA New Horizon School July 27-31, August 3-7 Other Locations: LA (Bel Air) and WINNETKA

Offered at $1,195,000.

Special Financing creates an awesome opportunity to own this prestigious home in North Sierra Madre and an added bonus of ARCADIA SCHOOLS. Even Julia Childs would love the remodeled kitchen and new appliances. With over 3,000 sf of luxury on a 15,000 sf lot you can enjoy the sounds of the backyard waterfall or simply relax in the spa. Your family and guests will arrive on the circular driveway and enter to enjoy the many amenities including 2 family rooms, wood flooring, plus 5 spacious bedrooms and 3 updated baths. Call for details on the special financing being offered.

Offered at 1,075,000.

Extraordinary in Detail – This house has a rich blend of history and craftsmanship. It was built in the 1890’s and its design reflects discriminating taste and art. The master suite is enhanced with a spectacular view from the balcony and steam sauna. You can entertain handsomely in the large country kitchen or around the saltwater pool and spa. Additional features include: family room, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,621 sf home, 12,297 sf lot, tranquil mountain view and detached music room. If character, privacy and warmth are in your plans, this home is just right for you! Call to preview before it is too late.

1946 Alta Oaks, Arcadia

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2075 Santa Anita Avenue

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Offered at $1,050,000.

Offering Arcadia Schools, this home is located is the highly desirable “Highlands” community of North Arcadia. It has been lovingly maintained for the past 44 years and was updated in 1997. The rooms are spacious and light filled. The 12,781 sf lot offers a spacious back yard with sparkling pool, mountain view, lanai and patio. The home is 2,217 sf with a family room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces and CA & heat. This one won’t last!

2025 Carolwood, Arcadia, Ca Offered at $1,048,000.

Situated in Highland Oaks with awarding winning Arcadia Schools, this home offers: : 2,985 sq.ft. (which includes the 664 sq.ft. of basement) with a 22,440 sf lot., 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, family room, 2 fireplaces, 2-car attached garage & a 664 sf finished basement currently being used as a media room and 5th bedroom.

1912 S. 7th Place, Arcadia Offered at: $848,000

Close your eyes -- and picture your special home. This lovely updated home is really something special. Located in the much sought after Arcadia School District, this open and airy home features 3 fireplaces, a master suite with walk-in closet and luxurious new bath, Jack & Jill bedrooms, an oversized garage with tons of storage and a sparkling pool. Offers: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,355 sf home, a 7,196 sf lot, updated with copper plumbing, electrical, a new roof and is ready for you to just move in! To see this special home call 626-355-8400.

1745 La Cresta, Pasadena Offered at $848,000.

Owner remembers the architect as being a Frank Lloyd Wright understudy. This home offers wonderful tranquil views of the mountains and Brookside Golf Course. For those who love to golf, this property is conveniently located just one mile from the Brookside Country Club. The floor plan is open and spacious and offers pleasant views from almost every room of the home. There are modern touches, walls of windows, new carpeting and new interior paint. 2,238 sq. ft. home, 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2250 sq.ft.lot

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50 W. Dayton, Pasadena Offered at $798,000 or lease $3,200/mo. Old Town Pasadena – truly urban living at its finest! This dramatic loft-style, single level condo located on the top floor is just steps from fine dining, shops, theaters and the Gold Line. The complex epitomizes today’s trend of a live/ work lifestyle – ideal for the sophisticated buyer looking for an ultra modern living environment complete with industrial design elements. Features: soaring 14-foot ceilings, fireplace, stainless steel accents, GE Monogram stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, separate laundry room, 1379 Sq. Ft., 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Balconies, 2 parking spaces.


Fully Accredited by WASC

• Advanced Placement Prep Program (AP) Designed to prepare students for college level courses. • Regular high school classes • Fitness/Health Camp Embrace a healthy lifestyle.

CALL NOW (626) 294-0661 41 W. Santa Clara Street, Arcadia, Ca. 91007

Applications being accepted for next school year




285 Sturtevant Drive, Sierra Madre Offered at $719,500.

Tucked away at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Sierra Madre you’ll find a relaxing hide-away to come home to! The interior of this home has been freshly painted. The living room features a fireplace, is filled with natural light and is open to the kitchen.The floor plan offers 2 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths downstairs and situated upstairs is a grand master suite that features a mountain view, a fireplace, vaulted ceiling, spacious closet, and a large bath complete with soaking tub, separate shower and double sinks. The house is 2,038 s.f. and the lot is 7,029 s.f. Here is your opportunity to live in Sierra Madre!

180 Santa Anita Court, Sierra Madre New Price: $598,000

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Shaw from 21 re-elected as well. At the close of Election Day Clarence Shaw lead the rest of the candidates with 1188 votes to Becky Shevlin’s 1165 and incumbent Dan Kirby’s 1073. However there are still 44 provisional ballots and 157 absentee ballots yet to be certified and counted. Remaining positive, Clarence Shaw said “I ran a good, hard campaign, but I want to wait and see.” Trailing by just 23 votes with a potential of 201 votes left to be counted, Becky Shevlin said, “I am optimistic that there will be a good working City Council when the election is over. I still remain positive about the outcome of the election.” Lutz said “Now the work begins and I am excited to work for this community and all the citizens. I know the expectations are high and I will do my level best to meet them.” Joe Garcia was not available for comment. With Lutz’s election to the Mayor’s slot, her current city council seat will be left open when she is sworn in. At that time the Council as them formulated will decide on how to fill that vacant seat. It can be filled by appointment or a special election can be held. Presumably any of the candidates could be appointed or the seat may even be filled by someone who did not even appear on the ballot. It’s all going to be up to the new council members and mayor. Many times in the past the next highest vote recipient was appointed by the new council, but this was not done after Rob Hammond was elected from a “safe” council seat. The third highest vote recipient, Pam Fitzpatrick was passed over in favor of Dan

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City News Kirby. Kirby appears not to have retained that seat in this election. Lutz said that she would vote to appoint someone to replace herself rather than hold a special election. “In these economic times, it would be reckless to hold another election; it would cost about $60,000.” She said she plans to vote “for one of the people who have run. They have put their hats in the ring and have worked.” Council Member Tom Adams had announced his resignation from the council late last year, but stipulated it be effective after the date of the election filing deadline, meaning that his seat was not open for election. However, Councilman Adams sent a letter Monday to City Clerk Linda Proctor rescinding his resignation effective immediately. Notably, this information failed to make the rounds at City Hall before or during the razor-close election, when speculation about empty seats and possible appointments were at a fevered pitch. But Adams is quick to note that his choice of when to submit the rescission was indeed influenced largely by the looming election, saying that when he sent the letter to Proctor he told her “I’m doing this today because of obvious reasons.” Adams said he wanted to be sure that no one thought the move was done in reaction to the results of the election. Dick Singer, Public Information Officer for the city said that he had only just heard of Adams’ decision on Wednesday morning but that “it didn’t come as an overwhelming surprise,” continuing, “I’ve known Tom for 20 years and I could see how he could go in any direction.” Asked why the resignation was not made public when it was received, Singer said he was “not going to try to spin it”, because the decision a “political” one to which he, a city staff member, was not a party.

T Phillips to Open Old Town Monrovia Bar and Grill, Filling Long Vacant Building A LONG VACANT OLD TOWN MONROVIA BUILDING IS ABOUT TO BECOME A NEW PUB AND RESTAURANT T Phillips, a bar and grill with locations in Glendora and La Verne, has signed a Disposition and Development Agreement with the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency to buy and occupy the building at 601 S. Myrtle Avenue, at the southwest corner of Colorado Boulevard. The agreement was approved by the Monrovia City Council Tuesday, April 7. The building has been vacant since the mid-1990s when it was home to a learning center for three years. Prior to that it had been vacant since the Social Security Administration closed its offices there in the 1970s. Several restaurants and pubs, a fresh fish market and most recently Vroman’s Book Store of Pasadena had planned to occupy the building, but none of the deals ever concluded. Vroman’s abandoned announced plans to move to the Myrtle Avenue site late last year because of the economic downturn. The building was acquired by the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency in September, 2006 in a move to take it off the private market after so many failed attempts to selling or leasing it. The building had deteriorated over the years and was having a negative impact on the Old Town district.

With Agency investment, the building was renovated and underwent extensive exterior rehabilitation. The Agency had two objectives in buying, repairing and ultimately selling the property – to replace a visually blighted structure with an attractive centerpiece for Old Town, and to attract a business use that would anchor the south end of Myrtle, much as the Krikorian Premiere Theatre has down for the north end of Old Town’s main street. Under the terms of the agreement, T Phillips will buy the site from the Agency for $1.5 million. The Agency will fund the purchase price, which will be repaid in full, with interest, no later than seven years from the sale date. Although T Phillips is paying fair market value for the site, the Agency is making substantial contributions toward interior improvements – about $250,000 worth. In return, T Phillips will sign an operating covenant that will require that the site remain a restaurant for at least 10 years. Once in operation, T Phillips is expected to make a significantly positive impact on Old Town, increasing foot traffic, especially during weekend and evening hours.


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Answers from13 $50,000 worth of homework, they shouldn’t decisions were made. Come to think of it, I wasn’t really even asked now. But I am a volunteer, you know. In October of 2006 something called the American Planning Association - California Chapters, held its happening CCAPA Conference somewhere south of the Orange Curtain. It was a conference dedicated to “Reinventing Suburbia.” Karen Warner was there to speak, which means that in the handout I’m cribbing from her story was included in the Speaker Biographies section. Here is what was said: “Ms. Warner is a consultant offering over 20 years of experience in providing housing policy studies to municipal clients. She has extensive experience in preparing a variety of housing-related studies, including housing elements, redevelopment housing strategies, inclusionary housing studies and various affordable housing incentive ordinances. Ms. Warner has authored nearly 100 housing elements in jurisdictions throughout the state, and has worked extensively with built-out communities in identifying sites for development.” Hmm. So Ms. Warner specializes in finding development sites in cities that have no room for development. And how do you do that when all of the available spaces now have buildings on them? Why you separate a few residents from their homes, seize the property, and then tear the down the houses. And what did Karen recommend in the Sierra Madre 2008-2014 Housing Element report that she helped author, and delivered to the public at the so-called Community Workshop on March 31, 2009? Just that very thing. She even published the addresses of the potential victims. Was anybody surprised? If they’d done

have been. And perhaps those who pushed for her hiring got the desired result. Of course, there was another big fat clue to be found in reviewing the material from the 2006 CCAPA Conference. Here is the description of the panel Karen Warner was a part of. Notice how quaint and dated some of this information seems today. “The Affordable Housing Crisis: Is the 20 Year Plan the Solution? With California’s housing prices and rents continuing to soar (sic), employers relocating to lower cost areas, and Statewide housing production falling well short of demand, can any strategy really address the affordable housing crisis? This panel will look at several major proposals aimed at facilitating production of housing, and affordable housing in particular. Representatives from SCAG and the BIA will discuss the merits of requiring jurisdictions to plan for a 20-year residential sites inventory etc ...” Uh oh. So representatives from SCAG and the BIA spoke on this panel? The dark heart at the very core of the Invasion of the Home Snatchers? So who exactly were these panel pals? Karen Warner, AICP, Principal, Karen Warner Associates Lynn Harris, Manager, Community Development Division, SCAG Ba r t Doyle, E sq. ( BI A , SCAG, SGVCOG) Bill Higgins, Staff Attorney, League of California Cities Bill Trimble, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Pasadena

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crust on bottom and sides of pot. Increase heat to high and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Remove and discard herbs, then season with salt and pepper. Adjust oven rack 6 inches from broiler element and heat broiler. Cut tops off the sourdough loaves and scoop out bread from the center. Fill the bread bowls with soup and sprinkle with the gruyere. Set on baking sheet and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly around edges, 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. Nealey Dozier is a “food porn” enthusiast living in Los Angeles by way of Auburn, Alabama. Her blog, located at asks one simple question: It’s better to be in the kitchen than on the couch, right?

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community. Kupferstein said he plans to keep the hospital small. “We don’t lose touch with reality this way,” Kupferstein said. “Here’s a group of guys that have the audacity to open a Hospital…” he continued, “We wanted to keep it small and local and be of service to the immediate community.” The hospital has no emergency center for the general public but is willing and able to pitch in when an emergency

employs 50-60 full and parttime employees and has plans to expand that number to 250-350 in the not too distant future. The state of the art equipment helps the lab do 99% of their blood and other tests in house. They have two full operating rooms and provide outpatient service on referrals. Joy Camerino, Director of Laboratory Services, gave us a brief tour of her department which offers much advancement in blood testing equipment alone. Additionally, Monrovia Memorial Hospital offers two Radiology rooms and portable radiology equipment that is used when patients aren’t able to leave their beds. Although this is not a walk-in hospital, it fills a much needed void in the city for acute care patients, some of whom may require long term assistance. “We’re small in size but big in service,” Kupferstein asserts. The jovial and friendly CEO recognizes that there is also a need in the community for an Urgent Care Facility which may hapen later at the adjacent building which used to house such a clinic in the past. Right now the Hospital is a fully functional unit including a pharmacy with state of the art equipment alerting doctors of possible contraindications on any medicine

Kupferstein said the Hospital is like a second home to him. He’s a seasoned Health Care professional who knows how to make a successful and happy place not only for patients but also the staff of doctors and nurses and all the ancillary professionals needed to operate a hospital smoothly. The jovial CEO said he wants his employees to be happy and subsequently they’ll be more productive. It is a simple formula really, but not always practical in a hectic modern hospital. Luckily, Monrovia Memorial will remain small and perhaps considerably more manageable than many of its counterparts elsewhere.

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Jack and Karen Huang, Pasadena restaurateurs and owners of Bar Celona and Villa SORRISO. J. Huang is holding shoes autographed by Nigel Olsson of Elton John’s Band and K. Huang is holding Marlee Matlin’s “Dancing with the Stars” shoes. -Photo by Marisol Barrios-Jordan/Hillsides

BARCELONA STEPS UP FOR LOS ANGELES FOSTER CARE CHILDREN CHARITY Pasadena Restaurant Hosts Hillsides „Foster Soles‰ Event on April 30

With over 500,000 children in foster care nationwide, one Pasadena restaurant is stepping up to help those foster care children living in Los Angeles. Bar Celona, a modern Spanish tapas bar, restaurant and lounge, is hosting the launch of Hillsides “Foster Soles” on April 30. Hillsides “Foster Soles,” an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, will raise funds for the foster care children living at Hillsides, which creates safe places for children and families in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena. With the aim of

also raising awareness of foster care issues, the online auction has already drawn the attention of many celebrities and their autographed shoes. Celebrities include Elton John and his band, Shia LeBeouf, cast of USA Television Network’s “Burn Notice” Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, and Gabrielle Anwar, Jack Johnson, Dave Koz, Marlee Matlin’s “Dancing with the Stars” shoes as well as her dancing partner’s, Fabian Sanchez, Cheryl Farrell, among many more. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis has also do-

nated shoes for the online auction. A world-renowned metal sculpture artist, Bruce Gray, has also donated a tabletop shoe sculpture which will be displayed. At Bar Celona, celebrities will have entrance into the VIP lounge which includes complimentary Bar Celona signature sangria and Spanish champagne (cava). Additionally for their pleasure, Bar Celona will have an on-site sommelier to host a Spanish wine-tasting session in the VIP lounge with Spanish cheeses, meats and charcuterie and the chef’s selection of Spanish

College students don’t usually wake up at 7:00 am on a Saturday morning. This Saturday, however, Caltech students took to the streets for a full day of volunteer service to benefit Pasadena and greater Los Angeles. Over 160 students participated in the Caltech Y’s ninth annual Make A Difference Day, a program designed to introduce Caltech students to volunteer service in the local area and to encourage community outreach. Volunteers planted trees in the Los Angeles area with Northeast Trees, added fresh coats of paint to brighten up a house with Rebuilding To-

tapas. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on the celebrity autographed shoes, which will also be displayed at the venue, while sipping on signature sangria and savoring tapas. To add to the festivities, guests are encouraged to wear their funniest or wildest shoes for an additional evening contest. Bar Celona and its sister restaurant, Villa SORRISO, are located in the historic Colorado Boulevard retail district of Old Pasadena, and are the creation of local restaurateurs Jack Huang and Karen Huang, who is also on the board of directors of the foster care charity. Set on a stage of rich crimson red and hues of mellow mustard, Bar Celona invokes the traditions of the traditional tapas bars of Spain, with handcrafted murals of ‘the running of the bulls,’ wine offerings geared toward those of the Spanish vineyards, house made sangrias, and the popular small plates that trigger a smiling sigh. Guests who bid on April 30 will get a chance to vie for celebrity shoes with online visitors until the auction’s closing date, May 15. Bar Celona, celebrities, and bidders of Hillsides “Foster Soles” can be assured that putting their best foot forward ensures a better pathway for foster care children. To learn more about the foster care children’s ch a r it y o r Hill s i d es “Foster Soles,” visit

gether, and tutored youth with School on Wheels. Over 20 local non-profit agencies benefited from the student’s goodwill. Junior Stephen Wilke worked at the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles with 10 other students. “With so much need in Los Angeles, whatever small part we can do will help make a difference”, Stephen says. He and the other students helped organize donated food items for distribution among L.A.’s homeless. Make A Difference Day is sponsored by the Caltech Y, an independent non-profit organization formally affiliated

with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Founded by students in 1916, the Y was organized to provide extracurricular activities planned and implemented by students as an opportunity to learn leadership skills and discover themselves. The mission of today’s Y remains the same-to provide opportunities that will prepare students to become engaged, responsible citizens of the world. The Y seeks to broaden students’ worldviews, raise social, ethical, and cultural awareness through teamwork, community engagement, activism, and leadership.

Sandra Ell, Caltech’s Chief Investment Officer, stands with Associate Olin Barrett of Pasadena and his guest Alison Sowden - Photos by Bob Paz

AN EXCLUSIVE LUNCHEON BRINGS TOGETHER MANY OF CALTECH’S STRONGEST SUPPORTERS On March 12, Caltech hosted a luncheon at the Athenaeum for two important support organizations: the Torchbearers of Caltech and President’s Circle Associates. President Jean-Lou Chameau introduced the luncheon speaker—Caltech Chief Investment Officer Sandra Ell—and welcomed the groups, warmly expressing “thanks to all of you, not only for being here, but for being among the strongest supporters of Caltech.” Ell spoke about the incredible challenges involved in managing the Institute’s endowment through this severe recession. Because nearly 20 percent of Caltech’s operating budget comes from the endowment’s 6.5% payout rate, her office’s work to maximize returns and minimize losses makes a real difference to education and research. Ell described

how her team, along with the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, anticipated recent downturns and acted swiftly to preserve endowment principal. Alumnus and Trustee Robert “Ted” Jenkins closed the event, thanking his fellow Torchbearers and President’s Circle Associates for supporting Caltech’s mission of solving the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology. “I know that the PC members’ and the Torchbearers’ support is beneficial to Caltech. A significant fraction of Caltech’s budget comes from the endowment and gifts. Our support adds to Caltech’s prominence, and Caltech’s excellence gratifies us as supporters.” The Torchbearer legacy society recognizes members

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TheGoodLife By Wally Hage

was providing the ultimate in Hospice like care. Upon entering the Third Day of recovery, the patient is starting to get antsy about her makeshift hospital room. Her demand for linen changes, vacuuming the floor and dusting her pristine quarters represented her specific orders for the day. Since her weekly schedule for housekeeping duties was being delayed she also began adding other ”Most Important” duties that must be given attention. Her itemized list now included the cat litter box, birdcage maintenance and wet mopping the kitchen floor. But it was her constant banging on the wall with her cane to draw my attention to respond to each of the new assignments that was so disgusting. It was now the Fourth Day of her recovery, when she decided to make “a cane aided tour”, throughout the house while suggesting immediate areas needing improvement. Her recommendations for cleanup of the kitchen, laundry room and several other rooms that she thought needed some “tidying up” was hurtful. She said the place was now a “Pig Pen” with “Stuff Everywhere”. Now I must admit some things kind of got out of place during my 4-Day Urgent Care Program. But, I still say that she didn’t have to say “Hey Wally” ... “now you know what it feels like around here as these housekeeping duties are the regular routines that I go through each day.” Well, it was obvious that she must be getting better as the CEO of Housekeeping , was once again in Full Charge! While I was making up her bed I noticed the Sunday paper was strewn everywhere with various sale advertisement clippings stacked neatly on her bedside table. It was then that I realized the driving force behind her almost immediate ankle recovery. She could not stand, even with a bad ankle, to miss any of the latest Clearance Sale Events. Well, I will be glad to get back to my full time responsibilities around the house. I have always been the Daily Program Chairman, Mailman Greeter, Chauffeur and Television Viewing Companion. I have always faithfully stayed out of her way when she is doing housework, laundry, and the dishes so that she can have the “Great Joy”, of having everything “Just So”. I just can’t understand why she got so “uppity” though, when I told her that since she is better, that I was going to check myself into the hospital for a few days for Rest & Relaxation. That I was no longer going to assume the “Role Reversal” responsibilities, that she had temporarily assigned to me!!


Not long ago ... on the Eve of going away on a four day birthday celebration vacation my chief cook and bottle washer fell and turned her ankle rather severely. Unable to put any weight upon her foot this untimely accident turned my carefully planned R & R (Rest & Relaxation) vacation into a much different R & R. Yes, you probably guessed it...A Role Reversal nightmare. Simply stated that means, that I became the “House Mother” for the longest four days and nights in my life. Replaying this awful Life Adventure is very painful but necessary for you to fully under stand the unhappy predicament that I was faced with. ϱϮϰ^ŽƵƚŚ&ŝƌƐƚǀĞ͘ƌĐĂĚŝĂ͕ϵϭ ϭϬϬϳ;ϲϮϲͿϰϰϲͲϴϵϵϴ Immediately, I became Nurse Goodheart, rendering first aid to the “Cripple”. Upon advice from her doctor, he  directed me to exchange cold )RU$JH   KWE,Kh^ and hot packs on her ankle ev&ŝƌƐƚ^ĞƐƐŝŽŶ͗ϲͬϮϮͬϬϵʹϳͬϭϳͬϬϵ ery thirty minutes throughout KEsZz the day. I resented his dictate ^ĞĐŽŶĚ^ĞƐƐŝŽŶ͗ϳͬϮϳͬϬϵʹϴͬϮϭͬͬϬϵ ^dhZz that my Invalid partner was DŽŶĚĂLJʹ&ƌŝĚĂLJϵ͗ϬϬDʹϮ͗ϬϬ ϬWD  to have absolute Q & R (Quiet  ĨŽƵƌ ǁĞĞŬƐ ĞdžƉůŽƌĂƚŝŽŶ ŽĨ and Rest) Now, if you do the ĚŝĨĨĞƌĞŶƚŬŝŶĚƐŽĨĂƌƚ͕DŶŝŶƚƌŝŐƵŝŶŐ math on the number of ankle  ZĞŐŝƐƚĞƌ&KZ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ƚŽĚĞǀĞůŽƉĐƌĞĂƚŝǀŝƚLJĂŶĚ pack exchanges that the doctor ϰͬϯϬĂŶĚŐĞƚ ƐĞŶƐĞ ŽĨ ƐĞůĨ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂŶ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ ordered, it would equates to ƚŽ ŐĂŝŶ ŚĂŶĚƐ Ś ŽŶ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ĂŶĚ ϯϬйĚŝƐĐŽƵŶƚ͊ thirty-six exchanges in the first ůĞĂƌŶǁŚŝŝůĞŚĂǀŝŶŐdKE^ŽĨĨƵŶ͊ 18 hour shift that I was uncer;ϲϮϲͿϰϰϲͲϴϵϵϴ emoniously assigned. Then add  the number of ”Oh, that’s to Hot  or Oh, that’s to Cold adjustment packs and you can readily see g y there was little time for me to have any R & R. Now 48 hours into this demanding patient care pro gram, which included Bedpan  PACIFIC FRIENDS SCHOOL  Service, Sponge Baths, Fresh A Developmental Pre-School Pajamas and a complete menu Before and After School Care of meals upon demand, coffee breaks and dish tray cleanups services. Well at this point, I was beginning to show utter R 6210 Temple City Blvd E fatigue. Temple City, CA 91780 M The many phone calls that UM MP S she received expressing symCA pathy that this dreadful injury *1st through 6th Graders happened on her birthday and the caller’s thoughtless recom*Up to 11 hours of care per day mendation that Pat should have *Two snacks a day complete rest in order for her to *Open 8am till 6pm (extended care available) “Get Well” was now grinding *Educational Goals: Reading and Math on my nerves. Not one word of *Exciting trips and Activities sympathy was directed toward her marvelous caregiver who email: 

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APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009

Social Whirl Send your social and club news to “The Social Whirl,” c/o Beacon Media, 125 E. Chestnut Ave., Monrovia 91016.

By Floretta Lauber

Arcadia Elks Lodge Installs First Female Exalted Ruler It was a history making evening as officers in their formal attire escorted Diane Stoner and her elected officers for 2009-2010 through the Installation Ceremony, followed by the Grand March, delicious dinner, and dancing to the music of Stan Ruffo. Five of the 14 officers are women. It was an exciting evening, and I was honored to be part of the program. After being installed in her regulation tuxedo, Diane changed into a beautiful white chiffon evening gown to lead the Grand March. Charter E.R. and former Mayor Jim Helms also took part in the installation ceremony along with many past district and state officers. Congratulations to the new officers of Arcadia Elks Lodge.

Arcadia Rotary Salute to Seniors The annual City of Arcadia Rotary Club Salute to Seniors will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr. on Tuesday, May 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The City of Arcadia has proudly proclaimed this day as “Older Americans’ Day.” The 2009 Arcadia Senior Citizen of the year will be announced at the luncheon. The celebration will feature a lunch, audience participation and entertainment; cost is $5 non-refundable. Sales start for Arcadia residents on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 15 at 9 a.m. for the public at large. There will only be 300 tickets available. For information call Arcadia Senior services, (626) 574-5130.

Historical Marker Dedication: Public Invited, Arcadia WomanÊs Club A new Historical Marker showcasing vintage photographs and descriptions of the Arcadia Woman’s Club will be unveiled during a formal dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at 324 S. First Ave. The Arcadia Historical Society, in conjunction with the City of Arcadia, would like to invite the public and the media to join local dignitaries and residents in this short presentation of the fourth in a series of Markers being created by the Society under the slogan, “History Lives Here.” Immediately following the dedication, attendees are invited to a reception with sandwiches and refreshments inside, hosted by the Woman’s Club. The series of Historical Markers are part of the non-profit Society’s mission to create broader public awareness of noteworthy historical events, people and landmarks in Arcadia. The newest Woman’s Club Marker describes the 95-year history of the club and 78-year history of the building, and features several vintage photographs. The Woman’s Club was responsible for creating the city’s first public library, and their departments and committees were active in many civic and charitable organizations, including the Red Cross, March of Dimes, the Peach Blossom Festival, Boy and Girl Scout troops, nurses, libraries, parks, children’s hospitals and the U.S.O. The club officially organized in 1914 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in

1930. The club house at 324 S. First Ave. was dedicated on July 30, 1931.

Happy 50th Birthday Altrusa Altrusa Club of Arcadia celebrated its 50th year of being organized on March 25 at Pepper’s Restaurant in Arcadia. A full house (40+) of Altrusans from the Central Coast, Glendale and Los Angeles clubs came to help Arcadia Altrusans to party on. A delicious Mexican menu was served and topped off with a luscious strawberry cream birthday cake, complete with candles and song. Balloons, favors and door prizes added to the festivities. Sylvia Ng (Central Coast), Altrusa’s International Chair for Membership, was guest speaker and gave a stirring account about taking action and being an Altrusan. She also congratulated Arcadia on having three members who have been District Eleven Governors, and in 2013 will add a fourth one to that list. Blue and white canvas tote bags, imprinted with Arcadia’s organizing and charter dates, were given to each Arcadia Altrusan by Sylvia. Other special guests were GovernorElect Ann Bauman (Los Angeles); Jenny Chou, president Los Angeles Club; Jackie Brunello, president Central Coast Club in Santa Maria, and Rose Tharp, president of the Glendale Club.

2009 Pasadena Showcase House of DesignÊs Shops at Showcase Celebrating 60 years, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) announced that 28 vendors would be offering a variety of items at the 2009 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, Shops at Showcase. It is “so exciting to have such a distinctive collection of shops arriving in Pasadena that are open for only 25 shopping days,” said Georgia Coye and Marilyn Anderson, PSHA’s Shops at Showcase co-chairs. Vicitors to Showcase can shop before or after their tour of the estate and its grounds and, since many visitors think there is so much to see that they need more than one visit, they may return anytime during Showcase to shop without a ticket at the Shops at Showcase. Twenty-five percent of all your purchases are tax deductible. The 45th annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design is an elegant Italian Renaissance Revival style built in 1917 and designed by George Lawrence Stimson for this mother and father, Mr. George Woodbury and Jennie Stimson. The house is 10,000 square feet and sits on over two acres of land. Serving at the 1972 Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Showcase House, this beautiful mansion, located in the estate area of San Marino, is now being revisited 37 years later for the 2009 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The 2009 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be open from April 19-May 17. Tickets can be ordered online at www. or by calling (714) 442-3872. For additional information, visit PSHA’s web site at, or if you are interested in becoming a member, call (626) 578-8500.

Arcadia historic firsts - E.R. Diane Stoner with Floretta Lauber, first woman mayor, at Elks Inaugural Ball.

A history making night (l-r) Diane Stone, the first female exalted ruler, receives the official gavel from past exalted ruler and installing officer, Richard Fisher, at Arcadia Elks Installation and banquet April 4th.

E.R. Diane Stoner, with escort Michael Hill, pose with officers before the first dance.

Newcomers annual spring tea was held at Sandra Kasper’s lovely Green Oaks Drive home in Arcadia. Committee members were: (l-r) Julie French, Martha Burmeister, Diana Doyle, Jane Archer, Sandra Kasper (host), Jennie Supawong (chair), Elinor Hansen.

Winners of the Newcomers, Hat Parade, April 8th, (lr) Georgia Moss, Waltrand Milani, Daisy Grant, Mary Brumfield, and Dory Hicks.

Representatives from Altrusa International (l-r) Sylvia Ng, Nan Fenn-Rairdon (president of Arcadia club), and Jackie Brunello, president of Santa Maria club, at 50th birthday party.

Altrusa past presidents, Denice Gilb, Dr. Beau Stocking, Carol Libby, and Nancy Ely show off their gift tote bags.

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APRIL 16 - APRIL 22, 2009

This Week in History

Caltech from 18 for their decisions to include Caltech in their wills or to create planned gifts. To learn more, or to establish membership if you have supported Caltech research and education in these ways, please visit or call 626-395-2927. The Associates have sustained Caltech programs since the group’s inception in 1926. All members enjoy benefits such as exclusive programs with Caltech faculty and access to the Athenaeum and Caltech’s athletic facilities and libraries. President’s Circle members enjoy all of these benefits, as well as special programs and opportunities to travel globally with Caltech researchers. To learn more about the Associates and the benefits of membership, please visit http://associates.caltech. edu or contact the Associates office at 626-395-3919. If you are a Torchbearer or President’s Circle member and would like exclusive access to a recording of President Chameau’s remarks and Ell’s presentation, please call 626395-2927.

1961: CUBA REPELS „BAY OF PIGS‰ INVASION Foster Stanback chats with Marlene Konnar of Pasadena and Caltech Alumnus and Trustee Robert “Ted” Jenkins during the reception

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Jason J. Lee Attorney at Law A premier law firm Real estate & biz litigation Wills, trusts, probate, & conservatorship Free consultations for Arcadia residents Torchbearer Frederic Selleck and his guest Hubert Perry talk with Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau and President’s Circle member John Gee

Answer from 14 to sell Sierra Madre on the Now then, is it really any cause for wonder that Karen Warner recommended the kinds of things she did a few weeks back? And did we really need to spend $50,000 to get some warmed over nonsense that reads like something you might have seen on Downtown Dirt a couple of years ago? If only the City had looked a little before it leapt. And here I thought we’d moved past this sort of thing. So who recommended that we hire this person? And why is it that after all these years Bart Doyle still has this kind of juice at City Hall? The influence to get us to pay a small fortune and hire someone guaranteed to advocate his destructive development schemes? And, even more important, why is it that no matter how many times the voters of this town make their opinions known, the same people stay in power here? One other thing of interest. At this CCAPA Conference dedicated to “Reinventing Suburbia,” the City of Sierra Madre was celebrated for a singular achievement. Check this out: “The City of Sierra Madre recognized the importance of education before planning, and set an example of how to organize and deliver an objective and educational series of courses at the frontend of a downtown planning process.” As this conference was held in late 2006, they can only be talking about the dog and pony shows designed

In 1961, a force of 1,400 Cuban exiles from the U.S.A. landed at the “Bay of Pigs” in Cuba with the aim of overthrowing Fidel Castro’s government. The insurgents landed with American support from the sea and air but were defeated by Cuban forces in just 3 days. More than 100 of the insurgents died in the attack, and 1,189 were taken prisoner. The failed invasion proved an embarrassment for the U.S. government after their involvement was revealed.

scheme to gut our Downtown and turn it into the kind of condo ghetto we see in so many other cities now. The ones that today stand unsold and for the most part empty, with the banks holding the paper on these boondoggles begging the Federal Government for our tax money. “The ‘City of Sierra Madre Educational Series - Understanding Downtowns’ was designed as an 8-course and 1-tour program offered publicly through the City’s Community Service Department and endorsed by the California Downtown Association. Two weeks after the educational component, the entire Sierra Madre community participated in an intense week of community involvement known as Downtown Immersion Week. During this week, the project team organized over 15 events - ranging from focused discussion groups to walking tours to a hands-on design workshop - to allow a variety of ways for the community to get involved in the process and employ ideas learned during the educational series.” Well sure, the community did get involved. Given that this particular little circus was part of the series of events that led up to the passing of Measure V by the citizens of Sierra Madre, I’d say their self-congratulatory celebration was just a little premature. Sir Eric Maundry is the Editor of the Sierra Madre Tattler, online at Join him and his merry band of commenters online nightly for tea, crumpets …and intrigue!

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Fifth Annual

Relay For Life of Monrovia 2009

Monrovia Recreation Park April 18th - 19th / 600 S. Shamrock Ave. / 626.627.5230 Sponsored By:

Gentile McCloskey and Company * Eye Care for Animals * Jenny Pappano * Frank and Margaret Pappano * Nicole Damico Photography

What is Relay For Life? Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

25 years of hope In 2009, the Society celebrates the 25th year of Relay events. In uniting millions of people worldwide against this disease through Relay, the Society has helped change cancer from something once talked about in whispers into a challenge anyone can meet with dignity and courage.

Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.

In celebration of the 25th year of Relay; make the 25th Hour Pledge! With just one extra hour in your day, imagine how you could help someone facing cancer. Find that 25th hour and make your pledge today to fight back in celebration of the 25th year of Relay For Life events.

A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship

American Cancer Society mission statement

Relay is a moving celebration of cancer survivorship. The event begins with a Survivors Lap in which cancer survivors take a victory lap around the track. A candlelight ceremony is held later in the evening to honor cancer survivors and remember those who we’ve lost to this disease.

A Community-Owned / Volunteer-Driven Activity As a community event, Relay fulfills a need for belonging that we all have. It also creates a sense of community by bringing people together in a moving and fun atmosphere, with sufficient time for cultivating relationships. The event is volunteer-driven, with Society staff coaching the volunteers. There is a true partnership between volunteers and staff.

Entertainment Schedule Time Stage Stage Skirt Other Saturday April 18, 2009 9:00 - 11:00 DJ 11:00 - 12:00 Celebration Ceremony Celebration Ceremony 12:00 - 12:30 Red Dragon 12:30 - 1:00 1:00 - 1:15 Line Dance 1:15 - 2:00 Steve Guiles Olympics 2:00 - 3:00 Olympics 3:00 - 4:00 Better Chemistry - band 4:00 - 4:15 Romeo and Juliet 4:15 - 5:15 Thomas Brothers Band 5:15 - 5:30 Fight Back Activity 5:30 - 6:30 Soul Speak - band 6:30 - 6:45 Starbucks located at 2ndJai Ho Dance 6:45 - 7:00 Starbucks located at 2ndBelly Dance Miss Relay Contest 7:00 - 8:00 7:30 - On Astronomy 8:00 - 9:00 Luminaria Ceremony 9:00 - 10:00 Silent Auction / Raffle 10:00 - 11:30 Movie 1 11:30 - 12:00 Sunday April 19, 2009 12:00 - 3:00 Poker Tournament 3:00 - 7:00 Open Open 7:00 - 8:00 Morning Yoga 8:00 - 8:15 Fight Back Activity 8:15 - 9:00 Pancake Breakfast / DJ 9:00 - 10:00 Pancake Breakfast 10:00 - 11:00 DJ 11:00 - 11:30 Fight Back Ceremony Fight Back Ceremony

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Teams Fundraising, year round. The teams below have been raising money all year. Relay For Life is a year round event and teams will continue to raise funds and awareness untill August 31st when they will start again for next year. Before, during, or after Relay help the teams to make their goal by donating. Visit for more information. Help us reach our goal to help people: Stay Well, Get Well, Find Cures, and Fight Back!

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Fight Back Activity Prevention thru exercise & nutrition

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Angels of Hope Rotary Club of Monrovia

Tammy Lofton Jim Ward


Julie Roybal

Brain Tumor Glyoblestoma


Duarte Family Chiropractic Real Warriors Wear Pink HOGs & Friends for Hope Carden Chargers Holding Hands - Healing Hearts Mad Hatters MAC/Domotor's Animal House Monrovia Chamber Awesome Ambassadors

Maggie McHaney Mary Pittman Betsy Laban Robin Schober

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Breast Cancer Road To Recovery Colon Cancer

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Kate Clark Kristin Warren Dr. Sylvia Domotor, Audrey Morris-Seeley

Reproductive Cancer Melanoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma / Canine

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Julie Gentile Soldo Ishika Muchhal, Mohna Manihar Heather Herman Jen Havens

ACS Bubby System


Research Research Anti-Tobacco

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Alanna Pires Annie Niemetschek


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Global Cancer Fighters Xencor Two Dogs Petsitting Flintridge/Sacred Heart Academy K-9 Clips Monrovia Firefighters Association Family Dog & Cat Hospital Sierra Autocars Starr Surgical Immaculate Conception

Jeremy Sanchez Sylvia Garcia, David Garcia Michele Metcalf Margo Villanueva, Julee Pancreatic Cancer VanRooy Pat Taepke, AnnaMarie Skin Cancer Reyes


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4:00 PM – Identity Theft, 00 block Vista Circle. A bank notified a victim that someone changed a password on his account and used his personal information to open two new accounts. The suspect(s) tried to transfer money from the victim’s account into the new fraudulent accounts. The bank’s notification to the victim prevented the loss of funds.

Tuesday, March 31st: 11:40 AM – Arrest, Misuse of Dealer Special Plates, 600 block West Highland Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation and arrested him for having an expired driver’s license and for misusing the dealer special plates on the car.

Wednesday, April 1st:

Finish the Job! Californians, who change their own oil, purchase more than 20 million oil filters annually. However, less than 10% are recycled. Statewide approximately 1.2 million gallons of used motor oil is being landfilled, trapped in an oil filter instead of being recycled. When you complete your oil change - finish the job, take your used oil and filters to a Certified Collection Center for recycling. ARCADIA C&L Collision Center 132 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 445-6630 Firestone 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 446-2164 Jiffy Lube 5 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 446-7980 Kragen Auto* 37 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 447-0748

VJ’s Auto Service 400 N. First Ave. (626) 446-4900 DUARTE Advantage Ford Service Station* 1031 E. Central Ave. (626) 359-9689 Auto Zone 1346 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 357-0554

MONROVIA Homer’s Auto Service* 148. Lemon Ave. (626) 358-6259

Pick-a-Part Auto* 3333 S. Peck Rd. (626) 445-2922

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8:16 AM – Arrest, Business License Required, West Grandview Ave. and Jameson Court. Two men were arrested for soliciting without a business license and transported to SMPD Jail for booking. They were released on written promises to appear. 11:57 AM – Arrest, Suspended/ Revoked Driver’s License, 300 block West Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation. The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended/ revoked driver’s license and released on a written promise to appear. 12:41 PM – Annoying telephone calls, 100 Block East Sierra Madre Blvd. The victim reported receiving annoying telephone calls. 4:07 PM – Forgery, Chase Bank, 25 West Sierra Madre Blvd. A woman tried to cash a $3,000.00 forged check using fraudulent identification. The suspect escaped before police arrived on scene. 8:23 PM – Arrest, Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Santa Anita Ave and Virginia Rd, Arcadia. An officer stopped a motorist for an equipment violation and found that she was under the influence of a controlled substance. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena police jail for remand.

Thursday, April 2nd: 3:15 PM – Arrest, Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License. Officers detained a motorist for blocking the fire department’s driveway. The motorist was arrested for having a suspended driver’s license. He was released on a written promise to appear.

Friday, April 3rd: 1:58 PM – Arrest, Attempt Grand Theft Auto, 00 block East Montecito Ave. Officers responded to a call of a man breaking into a parked car. Officers stopped a man matching the description near the scene. A witness identified the man as the suspect and officers arrested him. A subsequent viewing of a security video camera revealed the man in custody did not match the actual suspect. The man was released at the Sierra Madre PD. 8:27 PM – Arrest, Reckless Driving,

Possession of an Unloaded Shotgun, 300 block West Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped a speeding motorist and found him to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The officer found an unloaded shotgun in the car and arrested the suspect for driving under the influence of alcohol and illegally carrying a shotgun in a car. The officer took the suspect to the Pasadena police jail for remand.

Saturday, April 4th: 7:32 PM – Arrest, Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License, 200 Block East Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation and found that his driver’s license was suspended/revoked. The motorist was arrested and released on a written promise to appear.


Sunday, March 29: Around 2:21 a.m., units responded to Huntington and Santa Clara regarding a hit-and-run injury traffic collision. A suspect driver may have ran a red light and collided into another vehicle; however, the driver failed to make proper notification and left the scene. Officers followed friction marks on the roadway, which led them to the suspect vehicle. A male driver was found sitting in the vehicle with substantial damage, and officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. A record check indicated that the 22-year-old Hispanic had a suspended license, and a field sobriety test revealed that he was operating the vehicle while under the influence. The driver was taken into custody for DUI with bodily injury, hit-and-run resulting in injury, and suspended/revoked driver’s license. A roll-over traffic accident occurred at Huntington and Sunset around 10:50 a.m. A 36-year-old female driver in a Lexus SUV, traveling eastbound on Huntington, failed to stop for a red light and struck a Volkswagen going southbound on Sunset. The Lexus rolled over during the collision, and the involved parties sustained only minor injuries.

Monday, March 30: A residential burglary occurred between 1:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Sixth. Unknown suspect(s) made forced entry through the rear door by using a pry tool. The suspect(s) stole a laptop computer and jewelry. Around 7:50 p.m., units were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Sixth in reference to a possible hazardous materials investigation. The residents claimed that they had found a jar in the backyard containing a white substance. When the jar was opened, they became dizzy and nauseous. The residents were evacuated and transported to the hospital for evaluation. Fire personnel from various cities and a Hazmat Team responded to contain the area and analyze the substance. It was later determined that the substance was not a hazardous material. However, during the investigation, statements from residents described a hazardous living condition in a neighbor’s backyard. Officers went to the location and noticed a foul odor of excrement, and a woman living in a shed was contacted. Because of the multiple code

BLOTTERS and hazard violations, the renter was told to relocate. The County Hazmat officials noted the violations and will forward their observations to the County Health Department.

Tuesday, March 31: Shortly after 9:00 a.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Louise regarding a fraud investigation. Unknown suspect(s) made counterfeit checks using the victim’s checking account information and made several payments without her knowledge or authorization. Officers responded to the 200 block of Hacienda around 8:30 p.m. regarding an attempted murder. Investigation revealed that a male suspect purchased a baseball bat on March 30 and went to his parents’ home. He waited for several hours for his parents, but they did not return so he stored the bat in the garage. On March 31 around 8:00 p.m., he returned to his parents’ home, retrieved the bat, and struck his father in the head with the bat. When his mother tried to intervene, he struck her in the head, arm, and stomach with the bat. Both victims sustained serious traumatic injuries and were transported to the hospital for the medical treatment. A 24-year-old Asian was located and arrested without incident.

Wednesday, April 1: Around 8:58 a.m., a caller advised that he had received a text message from his ex-girlfriend advising that she had taken a large amount of sleeping pills in an attempt to kill herself after their breakup. Officers responded to the 300 block of West Las Flores and located the 20-year-old female Asian. She was transported to the hospital for treatment and was placed on a 72-hour psychological hold. A victim came to the station around 11:13 p.m. to file a sexual battery report. The woman advised that an employee at a Chevron gas station, 500 North Santa Anita, allowed her to enter the store to purchase some cigarettes after hours. He locked the doors behind her and when she tried to leave, he touched her inappropriately prior to unlocking the doors. Units responded to the location and arrested a 21-year-old man. Another similar incident was reported earlier in the day; however, the victim did not file a complaint.

Thursday, April 2: Shortly after 3:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to AMH in reference to a battery that occurred at The Station Bar, 1218 South Baldwin. A male victim advised that he was at the location with his girlfriend around 11:30 p.m. when a male suspect entered the bar. The victim wanted to talk to the suspect about another altercation that occurred on March 27. However, the two of them ended up in a physical fight. The male Hispanic suspect, 28-30 years of age, 5’8”, 190 pounds, bit the victim on the arm causing it to bleed. Bar patrons separated the two and the suspect was escorted out of the bar. An auto burglary occurred between 3:00 p.m. and 3:09 p.m. at 117 East Live Oak. The victim left her car keys on a display counter at a store and later discovered they were missing. When she went to her car, she found that her purse was stolen from

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Parole Violation. On April 2 at 12:03 p.m., an officer assisted detectives and a parole officer at a residence in the 300 block of West Palm. They went to the location to arrest a parolee who had violated his parole. The subject was located and arrested without incident.

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LEGALS CITY OF ARCADIA NOTICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Arcadia is accepting requests for for the City of Arcadia as required by the City of Arcadia Charter Section 420. Proposals shall be submitted in an envelope marked “Proposal for Legal Advertising” and shall be sent to the City Clerk of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, P.O. Box 60021, Arcadia CA 91066-6021. Proposals shall be due no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at which time they shall be publicly opened. Copies of the proposal may be obtained in the Purchasing Office, Administrative Services Department, 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. Said specifications, proposal forms and contract documents are hereby referred to and incorporated herein and made a part by reference and all quotations must strictly comply therewith. The City of Arcadia reserves the right to accept in whole or in part or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities in the bid process, and all bids are binding for a period of ninety (90) days after the proposal opening and may be retained by the City for examination and comparison, as specified in the contract documents. The award of contract shall be made by the Arcadia City Council. CITY OF ARCADIA PURCHASING OFFICE Dated: April 13, 2009 Publish: April 16 and 20, 2009 OTHER PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DOROTHY A. MARRIOTT aka DOROTHY ANN MAR-RIOTT Case No. GP014298 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DOROTHY A. MARRIOTT aka DOROTHY ANN MARRIOTT A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Scott A. Marriott in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Scott A. Mar-riott be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

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THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Adminis-tration of Estates Act. (This au-thority will allow the personal representative to take many ac-tions without obtaining court ap-proval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on May 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM in Dept. No. A located at 300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative ap-pointed by the court within four months from the date of first is-suance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hear-ing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Re-quest for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: ALEX R BORDEN ESQ SBN 180301 BORDEN LAW OFFICE 1518 CRENSHAW BLVD TORRANCE CA 90501-2435 Arcadia Weekly CN816538 MARRIOTT Apr 9,16,23, 2009

to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Pedro P. Simental, a single man. Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee Inc. Recorded 8/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06-1935681 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 4/30/2009 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $489,169.14 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 419 East Lime Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016 A.P.N.: 8517-005-027. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or action as agent for the trustee that the requirements of said section have been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the first publication of this Notice of Sale. Date: 4/2/2009. Jessica Weber Vice President. Trustee Sales Information (877)317-8782 www. P.O. Box 426, Oak View, CA 93022 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. WCPP9103 4/9, 4/16, 4/23/2009

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Blotters from 23 garding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported she parked and locked her vehicle in her driveway after midnight. When she returned to the vehicle in the morning, she saw her door was open and the inside was ransacked. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was taken.

Vehicle Burglary. On April 5 at 12:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle burglary in progress in the parking lot of a school in the 1800 block of Santa Fe. The victim heard her vehicle alarm sounding and walked outside to check. She saw her driver side window smashed and the suspect still standing next to the vehicle, so she called police from her cell phone. The suspect didn’t have time to take anything from the vehicle. The male suspect fled the area in a tan vehicle, possibly a 1990s Nissan or Toyota. Investigation continuing.

Fire Assist. On April 6 at 6:20 p.m., officers responded to a restaurant in the 900 block of West Huntington regarding a fire. The restaurant sustained moderate structural damage from a fire that started in a ventilation system. No one was injured.

Outside Assist ă Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. On April 7 at 12:50 p.m., Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies informed Monrovia Police Department of several narcotics suspects that were at a hotel in the 700 block of West Huntington. The suspects were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, outstanding warrants, and possession of stolen property. Monrovia detectives took over the case from the Sheriff’s Department.

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Metro from 1 and Foothill Transit. More vehicle registration surcharge for highway, bridge, and as- the Gold, Green, Red, and necessarily appropriated, $241 billion nationally to be distributed between 2005 and 2009 in an 80:20 ratio of highway to transit funding. Early this week President Obama announced $787-billion economic stimulus plan that now has Caltrans salivating over an anticipated $625 million with Los Angeles County to receive $125 million for a rehab project on the Golden State Freeway from Hollywood Way to San Fernando Rd., and to repave a short stretch on the Long Beach Freeway between Florence and Slauson. Metro has budgeted $3.4 billion for fiscal year 2009 with $2.2 billion from various sales tax receipts, $748 million from federal, state and local grants, $350 million from passenger fares and $120 million from “other” sources. It will spend the money on $600 million for highway projects to include construction of carpool lanes, sound walls on freeways plus streetwidening, traffic signal coordination, grade separations at railroad crossings, bikeways, ride-sharing initiatives, shuttles and more. This budget is $268 million, or 8.5% higher than last year due to increased subsidies to the 88 cities in the county and unincorporated areas and additional funding of paratransit services, Metrolink Commuter rail, and municipal bus operators. Metro funds 16 municipal bus operators including, locally, Arcadia Transit (Dial-A-Ride)

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funding is in store for Metro as Measure R, passed this last November, allows for a ½-cent increase in the current 9.25% sales tax, to 9.75%, laregly to fund the “Subway to the Sea” rail line from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Measure R received a majority vote even though it was strongly opposed by cities in the San Gabriel Valley which registered complaints that all the sales tax money contributed by our cities might not benefit residents here, such as with the contruction of the Gold Line Foothill Extension connecting the Sierra Madre Villa terminus with Arcadia, Monrovia, and, eventually, Ontario Airport. Now with increases in sales tax at historic levels, who would blame our city officials if they were inclined to say, “I told you so!” Among public transportation funding, Proposition A programs receive ½-cent from County sales tax. About 75% of Proposition C’s ½-cent sales tax money is used to benefit public transportation for such items as security, operation and maintenance of Metrolink, park-n-ride lots and others. The Transportation Development Act receives ¼-cent from the statewide retail sales tax and is parceled out to Metro’s municipal bus line partners. The Red Line receives property tax assessments levied on commercial properties within ½ mile of certain stations along its route. Fare revenues are direct contributions to the Metro budget and used in the operation of the various lines. Metro also receives $4 of the annual $6

made by the South Coast Air Quality Management District which is designated for any project that reduces motor vehicle pollution, i.e., public transportation. The Public Transportation Account derives revenue (along with State Transportation Improvement Program) from sales and use taxes on diesel fuel and gasoline: 4¾% sales tax on diesel fuel; 4¾% sales tax on 9-cents of the state excise tax on gasoline. State Transit Assistance aids Metro in accomplishing its goals in short-range transit and transportation improvements, among other things. The Surface Transportation Program gives about 10% of its funds to Metro to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic and environmental aspects to enhance the interface of transportation systems. Section 5309 funding is a federal share program on an 80-20% basis that funds purchases of buses, maintenance, terminals, computers, garage equipment, bus rebuilds, passenger shelters, rolling stock and other items needed for maintenance and repair of rail systems. A new section of Section 5309 is preserved for large, new, heavy rail, light rail and bus rapid transit systems. Section 5339 is a federal share program earmarked (yes, earmarked) for San Gabriel Valley Gold Line Foothill Extension corridor study. Section 5307 and 5311 allocates funds to L.A.Long Beach-Santa Ana Metro rail operations. It must be noted that many of these programs share highway funding programs and that there are dozens more designed only

sociated projects. Somewhat startlingly, in spite of the length of the list of revenue sources and the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus package, outgoing Chief Executive Officer Roger Snoble wrote, “We are seriously short on funding.” Snoble retired this year. On April 6 by Arthur T. Leahy assumed the duties as CEO of Metro. A review of our local bus and rail lines does not show the public overly enthused about using these services in increasing numbers. The Metro website provides average weekday boarding figures for Metro bus lines and its Gold, Green, Red, Blue and Orange rail lines for the period February 2007 through February 2009. Information was taken from the current posting and figures that were previously available in the same format with average weekday boardings from May, 2006 to May, 2008. In almost all instances, ridership from May of 2006 to February, 2009 are flat showing no growth. Peak ridership occurred mostly in June and July of 2008, when gas prices were at record highs, and the low point in most cases was December of 2008, according to the data Average weekday boardings for Metro bus lines were highest in May, 2006 and March, 2007 with about 1.3 million boardings. Lowest reported was December, 2007at about 1.1 riders. The February, 2009 count is 1,150,190, systemwide. Metro records show that

Blue rail lines all reached their highest ridership in June and July of 2008. The Orange line peaked in September, 2008. The Gold line, other than the two peak months of around 24,000, remained between 18,000 and its February, 2009 boarding figure of 22,271. The Green line has risen from a low of about 34,000 to a peak of some 43,000 but has been declining since October 2008 to its average weekday boarding of 34,766 in February, 2009. The Red line, as a transfer point to other lines, accounted for half of all average weekday boarding figures at 141,815 in February, 2009. Although the Red line peaked like all the others in June and July of 2008 to nearly 160,000 riders and a low figure of around 120,000 in August of 2006, it has remained flat since September 2008 through February, 2009. The Blue Line had 74,271 boardings in the month of February, 2009 and while it peaked in July, 2008 to some 84,000 boardings it, too, has remained stable in the 75,000 range. The Orange Line likewise has remained stalled, ending February, 2009 with 21,633 boardings -- just about where it has been for the entire three year period. With fare prices averaging $1.12 per boarding (fare revenues in 2008 were $341,100,000 and ridership 380,073,888) and the boarding cost at $2.44, citizens subsidize all riders and pay a wide assortment of taxes on the building and maintenance of the Metro system. It is a low-cost system for riders only.

Arthur T. Leahy started as a bus driver, but now he is CEO of the Metro system.


On April 6, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority, now known as “Metro”, had a new driver. Arthur T. Leahy, 60, became Chief Executive Officer of the transportation giant. Leahy comes to Metro from the Orange County Transportation Authority where he headed that agency for eight years. Leahy assumed the reins from former Metro CEO Roger Snoble who retired upon Leahy joining the board. Not only is Leahy known for his expertise in transportation issues, but he is proud of his roots. He began as a bus driver in Los Angeles 38 years ago and his parents and wife and brother worked for Los Angeles public transit agencies. He will be comfortable in the driver’s seat. Leahy, who will be paid $310,000 base salary in his four-year contract, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Cal State LA and a master’s degree in public administration from USC. Metro is the third largest public transportation agency in the country. It has a $3.4 billion annual budget and more than 9,000 employees. It operates approximately 200 bus routes and five subway and light rail lines in Los Angeles County. Metro funds construction of numerous street, highway and transit improvements running the gamut from bike and pedestrian lanes to new busways and rail lines to freeway carpool lanes and sound walls.



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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! $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Coin Connection: 39 Years of Experience

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


Coin Connection, the most diverse company in the rare coin and precious metals industry •Precious metals bullion trading current daily buy and sell prices •Rare coin, stamp, currency and estate liquidation 8 E. Holly St. •Authorized appraiser for estates, insurance companies and “Old Town” Pasadena probate •Authorized buyer since 1961 of coins, stamps, currency, Call Paul for an appointment at precious metals, scrap gold, flatware, antique and Rolex (626) 793-8686 watches, diamonds and estate jewelry $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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2002 BELLA VISTA AVENUE, ARCADIA.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)




540 Trayer Ave. Beautiful 3bdrm 2bth home remodeled w/marble counters, dual sinks, ceramic floor, high quality appliances, solid maple cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast area, dining room w/ FP, living room w/double entry doors, separate laundry room, 3 car garage, Mountain Views, Turnkey home ready to move-in. (T540)

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Fantastic Opportunity to own 2 homes on a lot, adjacent to Arcadia, on a 10,000 sq. ft. lot. Each home has a nice size yard and own parking. Please call agent for viewing. (WAL)



This home is move-in ready. Property is NOT an REO or short sale. Features two large bedrooms, 2baths one with huge master bath, very large kitchen with breakfast nook, bar counter, and a eating area for the dining room table, perfect for entertaining, large service/laundry room that can be used as a third bedroom if converted and laundry put in garage. (E142)

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T h i s 3 b d r m 2 b t h To w n H o m e i s a n e n d u n i t c l o s e to restaurants and transportation. Very well maintained, hardwood floors in the entry & dining area, large master suite, south facing unit and low HOA fees. (M320)

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




Located in Upper Hastings Ranch. Spacious living room with fireplace, cozy dining area, 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, enclosed patio with windows overlooking the rear garden. Kitchen with counter eating area. Master bedroom with bath & large closet. Double detached garage. Brick patio, fruit trees. (T1210)

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Hard to find newer PUD has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths with 1 bedroom located downstairs. Master has walk-in closet and spa tub. Built in 2004 with 2,588 sq. ft. of living space on 5,188 lot. (R2595)

3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ baths, fireplace, 1540 sq.ft., new roof, separate formal dining room & eat in kitchen, master suite with bath. 6808 sf.ft. lot (M3542)

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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)

Fabulous recently remodeled home with “Lake Rights”. Built in 1990. Huge lot. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, open bright floor plan with 2 levels, laundry room, decorative fireplace, large dining area that could be used as family room/play area. Double attached garage, room for RV & boat. Furniture is negotiable. (G171)

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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, condominium in the heart of Pasadena. Close proximity to Old Town Pasadena and the South Lake street, park your car and walk to all the restaurants, shopping and coffee shops. Open floor plan. Renovated complex with pool, spa, gum and recreation room. Low association. Great price. (M355)

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This home is move-in ready. Property is NOT an REO or short sale. Features two large bedrooms, 2baths one with huge master bath, very large kitchen with breakfast nook, bar counter, and a eating area for the dining room table, perfect for entertaining, large service/laundry room that can be used as a third bedroom if converted and laundry put in garage. (E142)

VERY LOW ASSOCIATION DUES! $339,000 316 GENOA STREET #A, MONROVIA.This is truly a turn key condo with views of the mountains and very low association dues! Desirable front unit with a bright and airy floor plan. 2 master suites with full baths, hardwood floors in the living areas and much more! This is a must see! (G316)



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Don’t miss this chance to own this beautiful home. 2 car garage, central heat and air, large corner lot, covered patio in back yard. Must see! Not a short sale or foreclosure. (B4805)


This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath is in good condition and features large family room with fireplace, covered patio and 2 car attached garage. Large yard located on a cul-de-sac with nice curb appeal. (MAS)




Situated on a cul-de-sac with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, dining area, upstairs family room, technology room, m a s t e r s u i t e w i t h s i t t i n g r o o m , w a l k - i n p a n t r y, l a u n d r y r o o m leading to 3 car garage, covered patio, beautifully landscaped. (K6343)

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This large manufactured home located in a very nice Senior Park (55+) and features a large living room & dining area with newer carpet, large master bedroom, new tile in kitchen and baths, large covered patio, 2 sheds & so much more! (JEF)


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

Prime Old Town Monrovia Location On Myrtle Avenue With 2,500 Sf Of Street Front Retail Space Available, As Well As 1000 – 4560 Sf Of Rentable Office Space On 2nd Floor. Free Rent Available For Qualified Tenants! (M505)

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2009_04_16_Monrovia Weekly  

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