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THURSDAY, MAY 14 - MAY 20, 2009 VOLUME 14, NO. 39

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BOB HUFF SERVED RECALL PAPERS STATE SEN. LIKENS THE RECALL ATTEMPT TO SWINE FLU

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WESTFIELD SANTA ANITA CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW OUTDOOR PROMENADE Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Music, Food and Drinks Create Fun-Filled Weekend

A cit izen concerned about increased taxes served Republican state Sen. Bob Huff w it h reca l l papers a week ago last Friday. Senator Huff, of Diamond Bar, said he didn’t vote for the recent budget, which does include tax increases. He does, however, sup-

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Three Students Hospitalized after Car Crash in Temple City Two Said to be from Area High Schools At about 3:35 pm Monday afternoon, a newer model BMW allegedly driven by a High student lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a home and brick wall on South El Monte Avenue in Temple City just south of Live Oak Avenue after knocking down trees and fences in the process. The vehicle was allegedly travelling at approximately 90 miles an hour according to one paramedic who treated the driver. David Arias, was one of numerous first responders who assisted with the crash scene. The paramedic with AMR extricated the 17 yr .old driver who was reportedly angry and agitated and apparently had his prom date in the car. His patient had very seri-

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The StateÊs Broke⁄ Again And this time, theyÊre coming to the voters for help. Six new propositions on the May 19th ballot are making plenty of promises about changing the way California spends your money.

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Westfield Mall

Community Celebrates Over 30 New Stores and Restaurants with Weekend of Festivities including Two Performances by The California Philharmonic, Appearance by the

Radio Disney Street Team with Special Artist Savannah, Live Fashion Shows with DJs, a $5,000 Cash Prize, Gifts for the First 1000 Visitors and much more

The Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita was officially opened for business at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday. A refined open-air

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Walter T. Shatford II Passes Away at 94 Walter and his wife Sarah are lifelong residents of Pasadena. Walter opened his law office in Temple City in 1947 with his brother Henry. Henry is a Superior Court judge and was Temple City’s first City Attorney. Walter was retired from active law practice. He served on the Board of Trustees of Pasadena City College for 30 years. The Main Library at PCC is named after him. He also served on the Pasadena Board of Education for 8 years. Walter T. Shatford II was born in Philadelphia in 1914, the oldest of three children; a sister Beatrice, and a brother Henry who became the first City Attorney of Temple City when it was incorporated in 1960. Walter and Henry opened their law practice on Temple City Blvd in 1947. Their father was a Canadian who helped develop parts of British Columbia, and their mother was British and adventurous, coming to British Columbia when it was still

An Upturn in Local Real Estate? Looks Like it BY BILL PETERS

It is difficult to get a good handle on the current local real estate market. Most reports tend toward broad sweeping generalities that make it difficult to ascertain just what is going on in our area. We also concede that if you want a glowing report with undiminished enthusiasm, ask a real estate agent. Nevertheless, our local real estate professionals remain the best source of information about the housing market. We met with Andy Bencosme, the president of the Arcadia Association of Realtors, and brokermanager at Century-21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre, for a chat about sales trends that reveals a fractured and fragmented market. Also, a visit to an open house on Sunday showed a remarkable trend: Coldwell Banker realtor Janie Steckenrider had no time to sit an open house. Over 40 potential buyers arrived to view a million-dollar-plus Arcadia property on Vaquero Rd. she holds the listing on within the first hour; and more kept coming. Steckenrider reported, “I have never, ever, been so busy.” In Arcadia, the most expensive property on the market listed at the Association’s website is a

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Famed Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury to Highlight the Grand Opening of Monrovia’s New Library BY SUSAN MOTANDER

then-Pasadena Junior College (now Pasadena City College). He went on to earn a BA at UCLA, and finally on to law school at Stanford where

The ribbon cutting for Monrovia’s new Library will be held this Saturday, May 16 with the festivities beginning at 10 A.M. Perhaps the high point of the day will come at 3:30 P.M. when Ray Bradbury will give the day’s keynote address. Bradbury will be signing his books after his address. A selection of his books will be available for sale and signing at the Library. At 10:30 a.m. opening day, the Library’s Community Room will be inaugurated with a spelling bee for local school children. At 1 p.m., Library staff member Annette Simpson will lecture on the history of the Library in the new Storytime Room in the children’s wing of the Library. After the ribbon cutting, the Library staff will on hand to assist the public in checking out books,

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Walter T. Shatford II, is pictured here with his wife and daughter last July in Temple City. Photo by Terry Miller

pioneer country. It was there she met her husband-to-be. Walter attended public schools, first in Seattle, then in Monrovia through high school, two years at


CITY NEWS

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Ask Not What Your State Can Do for You… PROPS 1A THROUGH 1F SEEK TO FILL CALIFORNIA’S BOTTOMLESS BUDGET BLACK HOLE BY NINA KATHRYN HAUPTMAN

For the second time in his tenure as Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has summoned the people of California to vote in a special election. As the May 19th election date quickly approaches, local residents, along with the rest of the state, must soon decide what to do about the six proposed measures designed to resuscitate California’s emaciated budget. Governor Schwarzenegger has warned that all of these propositions are closely intertwined, and they all must pass in order for any one of them to be completely effective. With the future of California’s budget hanging in the balance, the results of this election will affect all residents of our city, as well as our state. Here’s a breakdown of the measures, along with arguments for and against.

PROP 1A

ever, because this measure is so closely the passage of 1A, some of the same arguments could be applied to both.

PROP 1C This measure is known as the Lottery Modernization Act. It would allow changes to the state lottery in order to boost sales and improve performance. The state would be able to borrow up to $5 billion from future lottery profits in order to balance the 2009-10 budget. The state could use lottery profits that would otherwise go to schools to pay back the loans. The General Fund would be used to make up for any losses to the schools.

Modernizing the lottery will provide immediate budget relief and decrease the likelihood of more tax increases. The lottery can bring in significantly more revenue for California, without higher taxes. Schools would still receive at least as much money as they currently do from the lottery. Other states have successfully modernized their lotteries and seen revenue increases.

Argument in Favor:

Argument Against:

Our budget is broken, and it desperately needs to be fixed. Prop 1A will bring true reform. It will stabilize the budget and stop out-of-control spending. Taxpayers will be protected in the future from cuts in services and future tax increases. Schools, public safety, and other important services are suffering cuts because of our current budget crisis. If this measure does not pass, we can expect to see our education system and other vital programs suffer even more than they already have.

Voters approved the current lottery system 25 years ago, and they knew what they were doing. Restrictions on size and scope were placed for a reason, and the lottery has been doing exactly what it was designed to do. It should be left as the voters originally intended it to be.

This is just another of the Governor’s flawed plans to repair our financial mess. If it passes, the rainy day fund may be spent on borrowing and pork barrel spending. Also, money would be diverted from the budget even in bad years when revenue is decreased. It is poorly written, and encourages unlimited tax increases. Prop 1A also gives the Governor too much power over the budget. This measure will only worsen our financial situation.

PROP 1B This measure will require supplemental payments to local school districts and community colleges. Annual payments will begin in 2011-12, and will be funded by Californiaís Budget Stabilization Fund. If passed, the state could save a few billion dollars in 2009-10 and 2010-11, and spend billions of dollars in consequent years. Prop 1B can only be enacted if 1A also passes.

Argument in Favor: Our schools have been devastated by the budget crisis, and have suffered more than $12 billion in cuts. 5,000 teachers have been laid off, and 13,000 additional teaching jobs have been threatened. Vital student services have been cut, class sizes have increased, and schools cannot afford new textbooks and other materials. Passing 1B will help get our schools the money they need to provide a suitable education for Californiaís youth.

Argument Against: There is no official ballot argument against Prop 1B. How-

PROP 1E This measure amends the Mental Health Services Act of 2004. It takes funds from community mental health services provided by that act, and will give those funds to mental health services for children and young adults through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program for two years. It provides $225 million in flexible mental health funding and will help balance the budget. The proposition will save the State General Fund around $230 million annually by reducing the funding for Prop 63 community programs.

Argument in Favor:

If this measure passes, the state’s budgeting methods will be changed, and tax increases already passed by legislature will be extended for an additional two years. Essentially, the result will be an increase in money set aside for California’s “rainy day fund,” along with restrictions on withdrawing money from it. The extended tax increases would amount to a $16 billion revenue increase for the state from 2010-11 thru 2012-13.

Argument Against:

cians take money away from the programs that we voted to support.

PROP 1D This measure provides over $600 million to protect childrenís programs by redirecting existing tobacco tax money towards health and human services. This helps children in atrisk families, disabled children, and foster children, and also helps to balance Californiaís budget. The State General Fund would save up to $608 million in 2009-10, and $268 million a year from 2010-11 through 2013-14 by temporarily redirecting funds from the California Children and Families Program. Funding reductions in early childhood development programs would result.

Argument in Favor: This measure is a necessary last resort in a dire situation. Temporarily sacrificing some of the money dedicated to Prop 63 will help put California back on track. The redirection of funds will save the General Fund a significant amount of money, and ensure that children under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program will continue to receive the care that they need. The money for Prop 63 programs comes from a %1 income tax increase on people with incomes exceeding $1million dollars (this tax increase was approved in 2004). While much of the money has gone to good use, there is currently $2.5 billion dollars reserved for programs still in developmental stages. We must use some of this money to help the state fund vital mental health services for youth.

Argument Against: Voters made the decision 5 years ago to invest in mental health care. Prop 63 reflected the will of the people, and we cannot go back on that, even in these difficult times. The Mental Health Services Act has helped over 200,000 people. It has changed lives. The people it benefits have very serious mental conditions, and nearly %40 of them had at least one emergency room visit before receiving help. Since the act, less than %10 have been to the emergency room. Diverting money from mental health funding will prevent many people from getting the help that they need.

PROP 1F Argument in Favor: California children deserve to be protected, and in these trying times we need to take extra steps to do so. This measure will help solve the budget crisis while at the same time protect services for toddlers under 5 years old. In 1998, the passage of Prop 10 added a 50-cent tax on to tobacco products to go towards early childhood development. This money has funded important programs, but now in these hard times we have seen a jump in child welfare cases and foster care, and we need this money to make sure that children in need receive the services they need. This is not a permanent change, just insurance that our children under 5 will be able to receive critical services.

Argument Against: This proposition will take $1.6 billion away from local health and education programs for children, and put it in the hands of politicians. It was crafted to take community childrenís programs away. Funding will be removed from immunization, booster shots, preschool and education services, smoking prevention programs, hospitals and school nurses. Independent studies show that every dollar invested in young children results in a seven-dollar savings on things like courts, prisons, and foster care. We should not let the politi-

Passing this measure will prevent elected state officials (including the Governor) from receiving salary increases in years when the state is running a deficit. The Citizens Compensation Commission will be unable to provide pay raises when the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties is in the negative by an amount equal to or greater than %1 of the General Fund.

Argument in Favor: This is a straightforward measure that makes sense. Our state will save millions of dollars during times when it most needs the money. Prop 1F will bring accountability to the legislature, and allow them to feel the results of irresponsible budgeting, just as the rest of California residents do. Our state’s legislators are already the highest paid in the nation.

Argument Against: This measure is petty, vindictive and childish. Everyone wants a balanced budget, but withholding raises will not make that happen. Besides, it is not only legislators who will be affected. The Insurance Commissioner and the Superintendent of Public Instruction are among those who will be penalized, even though they have nothing to do with creating the budget.


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MAY 14 - MAY 20, 2009

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Kristi and Steve Mathison of Arcadia talk with realtor Janie Steckenrider about a home on Vaquero Rd., Arcadia. More than 40 attended the Sunday open house during the first hour. Lookers continued to arrive throughout the afternoon.

10,000 square foot home on 1.35 acres of land located in the foothills with an asking price of $7,990,000, or $799 a square foot. It’s been on t he ma r ket 110 days. T he lowest priced listing is a $350,000, 1,200 square foot home that notes an unpermitted room, that a bank wants to unload, but has not yet entered foreclosure procedures. Any reading of an average or median home price from this wide a difference in pricing would be misleading. According to figures from the Multiple Listing Service that is in general use by real estate companies, there were 179 real estate residential listings in March of 2009 in Arcadia, with 22 properties sold. That compared to 193 listings in March of 2008, when 20 listings sold. In March, 2009 Sierra Madre had 31 homes for sale and seven sold; with March, 2008 listings at 43 and three sold. Mon rov i a l i st ed 8 3 homes for sale in March, 2009, but 163 in March of 2008, a period that produced 14 sales in March, 2009 and 16 in March 2008. Pending sales, meaning those in escrow but not yet closed, this year were: Arcadia, 38 (33 the previous year); Sierra Madre, 7 (5); Monrovia 23 (7). “I think we have hit the bottom [of the market] and that we are four months into an upswing—not a dramatic upswing, but a plus side,� said Bencosme. Bencosme gives, as support of his view of the current market, that the entire Multiple Listing region that includes a fourcounty area has 21,476 listings, the lowest number of properties for sale since February 2006 and 8,021 new listings, the lowest number of properties newly entering the market since March, 20 05. He further notes that there was an overall inventory of unsold homes stretching 16 months back in March, 2008, whereas the

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inventory is currently about five months. He says the market is far from moribund with volume at his agency up 50% for the year to date and a surprising 100% increase in volume compared to April last year, a report echoed by Steckenrider based on her sales volume. He concedes, though, that sales agent’s income has fallen, despite being no fewer in number. Bencosme says that although some agencies may have consolidated, and a few sales agents may have used their broker licenses to move to an independent status, the Arcadia Association of Realtors has maintained approximately the same membership numbers as in past years. The same is not true statewide, he said, further confirming his stance that real estate in this part of the San Gabriel Valley is comparatively better off than the rest of the state. His outlook for the future: “There will be a 5% increase in market value over where we are today and increased fluidity of the market between January and December of 2010,� Bencosme said. In Arcadia, the association’s listing service shows 118 properties for sale. Of those, about 60 are priced at over $1 million. Asked to respond to a theoretical property listed at $1,250,000 in Arcadia in a good location, Bencosme said he would guess, without knowing further circumstances, that such a home would be discounted today less than 5%, if at all, and most likely sell in a time span of 45 to 60 days. One reason he gave for the relatively strong pricing for better homes is that sellers in most cases are better positioned to stay in the house if no or poor offers are forthcoming. Also, he said, there is a prevalence of cash buyers coming into the market willing to pay close to the listing price that are not encumbered by lending restrictions which seem to remain in effect despite efforts to loosen credit markets. Area average sales price in early 2007 was about

$850,000. The peak of the market was December 2007 when the average zoomed to nearly $1 million. Average prices now rest at about $650,000, a drop of 30%, but that is driven more by the significant number of properties that have fallen victim to foreclosure or other lender action and is only indicative of the number of lower priced properties that may have a forced, or at any rate, inconvenient, sale. W hat about foreclo sures? The website realestate. aol.com/Arcadia lists 136 foreclosures. It is nearly impossible to track the number of these sales or draw conclusions on the general pricing. It would seem very little is standard in a foreclosure activity, except that the lender wants its money back and strives to get as close as possible to that mark. In most cases, by the time a property comes to the open market, the house has been through an auction sale where it either received no bid, or the bid was deemed too low by the mortgage holder. Foreclosure procedures then begin. The process of a sale in foreclosure is initiated by a bank or mortgage lender. In these cases, the bank will use an outside firm, known as an asset manager, to contact a real estate agency’s foreclosure expert, a sales agent who has contracted to handle these sales with the asset management firm. The agent will visit the property to determine occupancy, normally being the bearer of bad news telling owners or renters still in the home that they must leave in a short period of time. The agent will review the house to determine its value—not an appraisal, but a brokerprice opinion. A sale price is set with the approval of the asset manager based on numerous values including how many days the sales agent believes it will take to move the property. Setting the price is a highly subjective number. The property is reviewed with considering location, condition, number of nearby foreclosure properties, and costs of repairs, if any, to bring the property to local code requirements and lender requirements for occupancy. Then, the forsale sign is put out. Bencosme sa id t hat when an open house is held, typically some 30 potential buyers will show up. He estimated that about 10% who attend the open house are investors and contractors looking for a property they can enhance and turn around to sell. Because these buyers are more likely cash buyers, they may be in line to get a good price. But not necessarily. A first-time buyer with good credit and an offer in the 5 to 10% below

the asking price can get the nod on buying the house. Whether the Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia area is subject to bidding wars by competing buyers is hard to assess. Many agents are reporting as many as eight or nine offers on distressed properties, some above the asking price. Whether those are anecdotal stories or factual could not be determined for this article. Buyers, or winning bidders, are then straddled to find a loan if they are unable to offer cash. There are both state and federal programs offer ing enha ncement s to first-time buyers that are very generous—as much as $18,000 in some cases. But now that banks have closed or consolidated, the competitive nature of home lending has been diluted. Bencosme sees some improvement in easing by lenders, but added, “Not much�. Still, he says that sales of all types of properties have begun to move. In fact, he reported, “sales in April were the highest for a March, more than a summer figure when the market was hot.� “There won’t be another opportunity in real estate in a generation given the pricing and the interest rates on real estate loans available today,� he concluded.

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Art of Living

MAY 14 - MAY 20, 2009

COMPELLING “COURTING VAMPIRES” AT BOSTON COURT

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THE DEATH OF COMMON SENSE BY LORI BORGMAN

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This has been a successful season of sisters for Theatre @ Boston Court Co-Artistic Director Jessica Kubzansky. Earlier this spring her directorial debut at Pasadena Playhouse of “Mauritius” by Theresa Rebeck about two half-sisters and their fight over a valuable stamp inheritance garnered critical acclaim. Back at Boston Court she directed the compelling world premiere of “Courting Vampires” by Laura Schellhardt, an allegorical sister story which opened on Saturday, May 9. Boston Court has built a reputation for avant-guard and often non-linear productions. “Courting Vampires” is no exception. The audience is drawn into the minds of Nina Archer (Maya Lawson), her older sister Rill (Carey Peters) and the men in their lives (all portrayed by Bo Foxworth), including the one who “infected” Nina with a deadly disease, raising more questions than answers. Advance publicity described the show: “In this deeply moving allegory that straddles graveyard and courtroom, Nina, a vitally alive, headstrong young woman falls victim to a fatal blood disease, and her protective older sister, Rill, vows revenge on the vampire who infected her. With righteousness and impassioned love Rill puts him on trial for his life. But does anything – even justice – avenge death?” But this is somewhat misleading in that the show is about so much more. It’s about the relationship between free spirit Nina and Rill who is determined to keep a tight lid on her emotions. It’s about their relationship with their agoraphobic father. And more . . . Graceful and lithe, Lawson

portrayed Nina as irrepressibly irresponsible yet sympathetic. Peters was fascinating to watch as Rill’s stiffarmed cues moved the action along, as well as the gesture she used to contain her emotions. And Foxworth was nothing short of amazing as like a chameleon he transformed into the various characters. Particularly endearing in a show that is anything but were the scenes between Rill and her co-worker Gil, and Nina’s fireworks boxing. Plays produced at Boston Court are always satisfying on many levels. For “Courting Vampires” Kurt Bochner’s “mausoleum” set design, Tim Swiss’ moody and dramatic lighting design, and Bruno Louchouarn’s original music and sound design contributed mightily to the show. And E.B. Brooks did what the best costumes do, conveyed character without words. Courting Vampires performs 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday through June 7. Tickets are $32. Senior and student discounts are also available. Call 626-683-6883 or visit www.bostoncourt.org. Boston Court Performing Arts Center is located one block north of Colorado at the corner of Mentor Ave. and Boston Ct. On Sunday, May 17, all tickets to “Courting Vampires” will be $5. Patrons should arrive early to secure their $5 seat. Doors open at 1 p.m. on May 17 and no advanced reservations nor credit cards are accepted for this performance; cash or checks only. Seating is limited and available on a firstcome, first-served basis.

Three yards of black fabric enshroud my computer terminal. I am mourning the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. His obituary reads as follows: Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium. No one really knows how old he was, his birth records were long ago entangled in miles and miles of bureaucratic red tape. Known affectionately to close friends as Horse Sense and Sound Thinking, he selflessly devoted himself to a life of service in homes, schools, hospitals and offices, helping folks get jobs done without a lot of fanfare, whooping and hollering. Rules and regulations and petty, frivolous lawsuits held no power over C.S. A most reliable sage, he was credited with cultivating the ability to know when to come in out of the rain, the discovery that the early bird gets the worm and how to take the bitter with the sweet. C.S. also developed sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adult is in charge, not the kid) and prudent dietary plans (offset eggs and bacon with a little fiber and orange juice). A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, the Technological Revolution and the Smoking Crusades, C.S. survived sundry cultural and educational trends including disco, the men’s movement, body piercing, whole language and new math. C.S.’s health began declining in the late 1960s when he became infected with the If-It-Feels-Good, Do-It virus. In the following decades, his

waning strength proved no match for the ravages of overbearing federal and state rules and regulations and an oppressive tax code. C.S. was sapped of strength and the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, criminals received better treatment than victims and judges stuck their noses in everything from Boy Scouts to professional baseball and golf. His deterioration accelerated as schools implemented zero-tolerance policies. Reports of 6-year-old boys charged with sexual harassment for kissing classmates, a teen suspended for taking a swig of Scope mouthwash after lunch, girls suspended for possessing Midol and an honor student expelled for having a table knife in her school lunch were more than his heart could endure. As the end neared, doctors say C.S. drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding regulations on low-flow toilets and mandatory air bags. Finally, upon hearing about a government plan to ban inhalers from 14 million asthmatics due to a trace of a pollutant that may be harmful to the environment, C.S. breathed his last. Services will be at Whispering Pines Cemetery. C.S. was preceded in death by his wife, Discretion; one daughter, Responsibility; and one son, Reason. He is survived by two step-brothers, Half-Wit and Dim-Wit. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Institute for Rational Thought. Farewell, Common Sense. May you rest in peace. Lori Borgman is a columnist, author and popular speaker. You can visit her at www.loriborgman.com.

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In Dr. Pezeshkian’s dental office, patients can rest assured knowing that they-and their teeth-are in good hands. Dr. Missagh Pezeshkian graduated in 1986 and started his general dentistry practice in Maryland within the same year. For over 20 years he has been practicing general dentistry and has spent the past 10 years working in the field of Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) treatments. In fact, Dr. Pezeshkian received extensive training in TMJ at the Bay Area Center of Florida for Craniomandibular Disorders. He makes it a priority to expand his knowledge with continued research and the most advanced technology to be on the cutting edge of TMJ treatment. Dr. Pezeshkian has received much praise and acknowledgement for his work, and continues his TMJ education to bring patients closer to a pain-free life. Dr. Pezeshkian offices offer restorative work, dental implants, laser bleaching, and orthodontic services as well. He and his team of friendly, experienced dental assistants understand that every patient has different needs, and pride themselves on the world-class service they deliver to each patient who walks through their doors. When first-time patients come to his Arcadia or Glendale Advanced Dentistry office, they are not only greeted warmly, but with a detailed examination and necessary X-rays-just what the doctor ordered. If specific treatment is needed they will develop a written treatment plan and review it in detail, explaining findings and recommendations. For a beautiful smile to last a lifetime, Dr.Pezeshkian’s office is the place to go. Dr. Pezeshkian and staff are always welcoming new patients. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and meet the doctor and staff. They will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Locations Arcadia Office 150 N Santa Anita Avenue Suite 610 Arcadia, CA 91006 626.445.5840

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Music News which one’s Jo Jo?

WILL PLAY FOR FOOD! BY SIERRAMADRESUE BEHRENS Here I am singing the praises of MARY’S MARKET AND CANYON CAFE in Sierra Madre once again. Owners Carolyn & Jeff Dapper have made many improvements to make it as comfortable and inviting as possible, from fabulous new food items to central heating and air conditioning. And now that the weather has warmed up, the Tuesday night music has moved outside under the oak and sycamore trees. The sound travels nicely thru the canyon, and neighbors are enjoying it from their porches and balconies. Next Tuesday, May 19th, my old friend LENMICHAEL (pictured here) plays the 7 to 9pm time slot, with acoustic rock faves like the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Jackson Browne, Neil Young and a whole lot more. Check out this great little music scene, and don’t for get to tip the musicians - they’re playing for food! See details below...

FRI. 5/15 - BILLY PROULX & THE CREW @ THE COVINA FARMERS’ MARKET, 5:30 8:30pm. Corner of Citrus and San Bernardino Rd. in Covina, near the Fret House. Blues & Classic Rock; our pal Rick Henderson on Drums. FRI. 5/15 - The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE MAYAN BAR (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 6 - 9pm Happy Hour. 311 W. Foothill Blvd. 626-3583231. NO COVER. Full bar, coldest beer in town! Acoustic Guitar, vocals. “Hot Chick, Cool Dude & Music to suit your mood!” http://www.myspace.com/ themellowdeees FRI. 5/15 - “THE SUBS” (Better Than Blue’s acoustic alter ego) @ the DOCKSIDE in WEST COVINA, 8pm - Midnight. 3057 E. Garvey Ave. North. 626-915-3474. Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright, Robert Gonzalez. Acoustic Rock, Soul & Blues. FRI. 5/15 - MERCY & THE MERKETTES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 9 - 11pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar & great Italian food (with live Jazz from 7-9pm.) No cover, DANCE FLOOR, packed house! R&B, Disco, Funk, Rock, Motown, etc. mercyandthemerkettes.com FRI. 5/15 - GROOVY LEMON PIE @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERR A MADRE, 9:30pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks! Classic Rock from Greg Tortell, Gary Putman, Jorge Mena & Woody Smith. www.myspace.com/glpie SAT. 5/16 - BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am - 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 . All ages. Saturday BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent. The Mission St. Gold Line station is just a short walk away, and makes for a nice outing. http://www. bigbbrenner.com/ SAT. 5/16 - SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR IN MEMORIAL PARK, 9:30am - 6pm. Fine art, jewelry, crafts, etc. Food court and live music in the bandshell and on the south lawn. VIN FIZ FLYER, STRING PLANET, TOM CORBETT and more. I’ll be working in the Friends of the Library’s home made bread booth from 3:30 - 5:30. http://www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org/index. php?page=artfair_music SAT. 5/16 - WRECK ‘N’ SOW @ ME-NED’S PIZZERIA IN LAKEWOOD, 6 - 10:30pm. 4115 Paramount Blvd. 562-421-8909. BLUEGRASS & Pizza - mmm mmm good! http://www.wrecknsow.com SAT. 5/16 - JO JO & THE BOXBOYS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, 21 & over. All-star band featuring members of The Boys, Better Than Blue, Horses on Astroturf, Chico’s Bail Bonds, The Subs, etc. - BUGGS, DANNY, JOE, KEITH and FELICIA...... by the way,

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cancelled!!! SAT. 5/16 - MARTINI DIARIES featuring JEFF STETSON & friends @ COLOMBO’S. SUN. 5/17 - SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR IN MEMORIAL PARK, 9:30am - 5pm. Fine art, jewelry, crafts, etc. Food court and live music in the bandshell and on the south lawn. STRING PLANET, COWBOP, ANN LUKE and more. http://www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org/index. php?page=artfair_music SUN. 5/17 - VIN FIZ FLYER, FUR DIXON & STEVE WERNER, TREMOLOCO, THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS and many, many more @ the 49th ANNUAL TOPANGA BANJO & FIDDLE CONTEST AND FOLK FESTIVAL. 9am - 6pm. Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. Admission prices range from $8.50 to $15 for various age groups and advance purchases. http://www. topangabanjofiddle.org/index.html SUN. 5/17 - BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am - 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 . All ages. BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent. http://www. bigbbrenner.com/ SUN. 5/17 - Have Lunch with NEW ASTROTURF @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 1:30 - 4:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food in a comfy setting. Bring the family! Acoustic Folk/Rock, Classic Country. SUN. 5/17 - the BARRY SCHWAM SHOW @ THE SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE, 7pm. 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Reservations: 626-256-3809. An evening of eclectic music and comedy from one of Sierra Madre’s most colorful characters, and surprise guests! SUN. 5/17 - “OPERA TO BROADWAY” VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening. Get there early - they pack ‘em in! 5/19 - “TAPAS TUESDAY” @ MARY’S MARKET & CANYON CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON with FAITHANNE & FAMILY, 6 - 7pm and LENMICHAEL, 7 - 9pm. 561 Woodland Ave. 626-355-4534. Cozy venue, YUMMY FOOD! Acoustic Rock, etc. “TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA” @ CAFE 322 with QUIZMASTER MIDGE, 7pm. $2 per person to play, CASH or gift certificates to the top 3 teams. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. NOTE: EARLIER START TIME - 7pm. WED. 5/20 - “SONG SIRENS” @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8pm. Featuring acclaimed L.A.-based, female Americana artists Kristin Mooney, Claire Holley, Nicole Gordon and Gia Ciambotti, accompanied by keyboardist/accordionist Carl Byron and hosted by Bliss. Special guest Lisa Sanders from San Diego will share some of her acoustic soul. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. No cover, full bar, great Italian food. www.myspace.com/songsirens WED. 5/20 - HELLO FROM RENO and THE EVANGENITALS @ THE OLD TOWNE PUB IN PASADENA, 9pm. Corner of Fair Oaks & Union, behind the Container Store - enter thru alley off of Holly Ave. 626-577-6583. Not sure about the cover charge. Pop, Rock. “WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLATTER PARTY” @ THE BUCCANEER, 9pm. Bring your favorite LP records and Dan Besocke will play entire sides on his turntable, commercial free! 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. T H U R S . 5 / 21 - D AV I D S E R BY @ T H E P I K E BA R I N L ONG BE AC H , 9pm. 1836 E. 4th St., one block west of Cherry. 562-437-4453. Full bar and dinner ‘til late. Americana/Country. http://www.davidserby.com/ home.html FRI. 5/22 - The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE MAYAN BAR (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 6 - 9pm Happy Hour. 311 W. Foothill Blvd. 626-3583231. NO COVER. Full bar, coldest beer in town! Acoustic Guitar, vocals. “Hot Chick, Cool Dude & Music to suit your mood!” Follow them to the BUC for another show! see below... http://www.myspace. com/themellowdeees Please remember to call and verify all info. before making plans. Everything is subject to change. This is show biz, after all... Hope to see you out & about, SierraMadreSue sierramadresue@yahoo.com


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n response to the City of Sierra MadreÊs request for nominations for the 4th of July Parade Grand Marshall, Beacon Media would like to officially, humbly submit our nomination. Following our March 5th, 2009 story „The $30,000 Poop Scoop‰, we wish to nominate Tom Smock, proprietor of the Four Seasons Tea Room, who was arrested and detained for two nights in jail after cleaning dog waste from his sidewalk with a hose - in violation of an outdoor watering ban - and a subsequent kerfuffle with Sierra Madre Code Enforcement Officer Lisa Volpe. Shown here is a rendering put together by our dedicated float-design team. As we are not sure who will ride atop the „Sierra Madre Steamer‰ with Smock, we would like to officially open the nomination process for this sure to be coveted seat.

metro.net

We can’t go anywhere without you. With over one million boardings a day, Metro moves a lot of people, including Reyna Gonzalez. Reyna, who doesn’t drive, depends on Metro every day to commute to and from work, to go shopping and to visit family and friends. San Gabriel Valley Operator Juan Navarro, who nominated Reyna for recognition, said, “Reyna has ridden with me a long time. She has a friendly attitude and always takes the time to greet me and fellow passengers.”

“Metro takes me everywhere I need to go. I don’t worry about traffic and I use the time to relax.” – Reyna Gonzalez

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Metro San Gabriel Valley salutes Reyna and all of our valued customers.


Summer THE REEL TRUTH Internships „Revamp. Reload. Relax.‰

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Metro Briefs

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

It’s The Right Time to Save. Go Metro. In these uncertain economic times, you can create your own stimulus package simply by going Metro. Experts estimate you can save $8,416 annually by using public transit in LA instead of paying for gas and parking. LA is among the top 20 cities where you can save the most by taking public transit. Find your best route with the Trip Planner at metro.net.

STAR TREK: THE NEW GENERATION

Trekkies across the universe held their collective breath when it was announced in 2006 that writer/director/producer/hyphenate J.J. Abrams would reboot the lethargic Star Trek franchise. Their worry wasn’t unjustified. The last film installment STAR TREK: NEMESIS was critically ravaged and commercially a failure; the latest tv series ENTERPRISE also underwhelmed, lasting only three seasons and getting canceled by, gulp, UPN. The Starfleet was hemorrhaging fuel and headed for a crash landing. Enter J.J. Abrams and exhale young Vulcan, this new generation shall live long and prosper. Abrams has given us a leaner (look at Kirk’s cheekbones!), meaner, and hipper edition that’s relaunched the Enterprise into the next orbit . Pic burned up the box office last weekend to the tune of $75 million and looks poised to collect $200+ million during its summer run. Beam up a sequel, Scotty!

Rail Safety E=orts Underway in East LA The last time a streetcar ran on 1st Street in East LA was in 1963. Well, they’re back now and Metro has dispatched special rail safety ambassadors along the route of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to caution residents as the trains are testing. The grand opening will take place in mid 2009.

Netflix Pix

$80 Million in Stimulus Funds Proposed For SGV Cities

THE SHINING

Metro is backing state legislation to disperse $315 million of stimulus funding for transportation improvements among all the cities in LA County under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Under the proposal, approximately $85 million would go to municipalities in the San Gabriel Valley.

It’s hard to fathom, but THE SHINING wasn’t a success upon its release in 1980. The critics were lukewarm, audiences didn’t show, and Stephen King even went on record bashing it. Today, it’s regarded as a horror classic and a cultural touchstone- who can forget Jack’s “Here’s Johnny” (ad-libbed, no less!)? Sure, you’ve seen it a hundred times, but I bet you still haven’t figured out what the deal is with the dude in the bear suit.

BOFF-OFFICE FORECAST

Connect to Gold Line on Line 177

(5-8 to 5-10)

Metro Local Line 177 o=ers convenient connections between Pasadena’s Metro Gold Line Sierra Madre Villa Station and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, with service to Pasadena City College and Cal Tech. Check out the route and timetable at metro.net

Metro Adding 41 Buses For ExpressLane Project

If you’d like to know more, please call us at 1.800.464.2111, or visit metro.net.

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Forty-one compressed natural gas buses are being purchased by Metro for its ExpressLanes demonstration project aimed at maximizing freeway capacity. Next year the buses will provide additional transit alternatives on the carpool lanes along the I-10 (El Monte Busway) and I-110 (Harbor Freeway Transitway) corridors.

1) STAR TREK – 81.4 mill 2) WOLVERINE – 28.9 mill 3) GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIEND’S PAST – 6.9 mil 4) OBSESSED – 6.3 mill 5) NEXT DAY AIR – 4.4 mill 6)MONSTERS VS. ALIENS 4.3 mill 7) 17 AGAIN – 3.9 mill 8) THE SOLOIST – 3.3 mill 9) HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE – 2.7 mill 10) STATE OF PLAY – 2.4 mill

BOFF-OFFICE RESULTS (5-8 to 5-10)

STAR TREK – $75.2 million

BOFF-OFFICE FORECAST (5-15 to 5-17)

ANGELS & DEMONS – $52.3

WOLVERINE – $26.4 million

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STAR TREK – $38.7 million

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIEND’S

WOLVERINE – $13.3 million

PAST – $10.3 million (-33.4%) OBSESSED – $6.6 million

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIEND’S

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PAST - $6.8 million

17 AGAIN – $4.2 million (-33.5%)

OBSESSED – 3.8 million


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Dinner

Traditional Thai Cuisine

Pad Thai

Pizza | Serves: A Family and some friends

RecipeBox Reflections

Make sure you still see the cheese of you will have too many beans for the pizza. Place slices of tomatoes and bake for 10 minutes.

Red Pepper and Feta Pizza

BY DEBORAH ANN NEELY

Springtime cooking is when I like to try new flavors and new combinations of flavors. One of the biggest failures I have ever had in the kitchen was trying to make my own pizza dough. Anything that involves yeast “falls flat” for me, but I keep walking by the store-bought pizza crust at the bakery and I have the urge again to do homemade pizzas but with a slight shortcut on the crust. My family all loves to order the basic pepperoni or sausage gigantic slabs at the local pizza hangout in our neighborhood. I want to jazz it up a bit and I bet I will have them begging for more. My plan of attack after I stopped at the market was to make smaller pizzas and a nice variety of pizzas. I even plan to recruit helpers because I will look like I am having so much fun making dinner. All good pizza cooks have an apron and a glass of wine to get started. I have several pans lightly greased and my oven preheated to 425 degrees. My plan comes together with these ingredients.

Mix together 1/8 teaspoon of coriander, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. Chopped fresh cilantro makes a wonderful topping. Brush the crust with oil and sprinkle the cheeses. Season the black beans with you spice mix and scatter over the cheese.

AtoZDining American Fare Cameron’s Seafood With porthole shaped mirrors and wall-mounted 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. originalshrimphouse.net

California Cuisine 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 www.picassoscafe.com 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 homecooked Mediterranean cuisine. 411 E. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, (626) 445-0392. Patticakes: The dessert Company Located in Altadena and featuring such heavenly and huge dessert delights as: Truffle dark chocolate flourless cake with dark chocolate truffle cream. finished with chocolate curls. Or if that’s not quite your cup of tea, try their old fashion :four layers of Devil’s Food chocolate cake with a white chocolate mousse center. Glazed with dark chocolate ganache. 1900 North Allen, Altadena (626) 794-1128

Greek

Corfu Restaurant Family owned Greek and International homestyle cuisine set in a casually comfortable décor. Dishes range from waffles to rack of

3500 E. Colorado

Olive oil 1 sweet red pepper ó cup feta cheese ó cup shredded mozzarella cheese

(Between Madre & Rosemead)

(626) 568-9288

Slice you pepper and sauté in a bit of oil. Brush the remaining oil on the crust before adding the feta, peppers, and mozzarella cheese. You will heat until the cheeses are melted. Both these pizzas are great for a Meatless Monday theme.

Thai Chicken Pizza 1-2 t garlic oil of hot chili oil ô cup fontina cheese, grated ó cup mozzarella cheese, grated 1 chicken breast, grilled and cut into chunks 1-2 T Thai peanut sauce ô cup grated carrot ô cup chopped green pepper

Black Bean and Sundried Tomato Pizza 1 t garlic oil, or more as needed ó cup cheddar cheese, grated ó cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated ó cup black beans, drained 4 sundried tomatoes, packed in oil, sliced

Distinctive Food at Moderate Prices

After baking all these ingredients on your pizza scatter some cilantro and chopped dry roasted peanuts over the pie. This will be a big hit with all ages. Everyone is coming up with new ideas to try so this may become a weeknight tradition at our house. I enjoy the involvement and attention. I usually just hear the mumbling about homework and when will dinner be ready. This is fun. Maybe your family can make pizza crust without covering the kitchen with flour and oil. Send us your topping ideas!!

lamb with everything prepared from scratch. 48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-5993

Italian

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

Thai

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

La Petite FranceFrance Café Café La Petite and Bakery and Bakery 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: info@pastrybakery.com Or, come visit us at: 411 E. Huntington Drive Suite 101-D, Arcadia, CA 91006

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Discovery Camp First Lutheran Church and School 9123 Broadway, Temple City, CA 91780

Summer Day Camp Preschool through 7th grade

June 22nd - August 14, 2009 Offering daily instruction in the Christian faith as well as academic enrichment in curricular areas. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are provided.

Daily child care from 7 am to 6 pm and weekly field trips are included. Only $175 per week or $600 per 4 week session! For more information please call (626) 287-0968, or email camp@firstlutherantc.org

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*1st through 6th Graders *Up to 11 hours of care per day *Two snacks a day *Open 8am till 6pm (extended care available) *Educational Goals: Reading and Math *Exciting trips and Activities

email: pacfriendsschool@sbcglobal.net

THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY Photos have the ability to transport and inspire the mind and spirit. They can take you places you’ve never been and places you never heard of. They can mean everything, anything, and nothing at all. I thought about the power and beauty of photography as I wondered around the new Annenberg Space for Photography, a 10,000 sq.-ft. facility celebrating the human condition as seen through the camera lenses of some of the world’s most renowned photographers. Located in Centur y City, on the former site of the Shubert Theatre, the free community space opened last month. The venue is dedicated to both digital and print photography and features a state-of-the-art digital projection gallery and a traditional print exhibit area. “Photography is one of the most accessible and personal forms of art,” said Wallis Annenberg, vice president and trustee of the Annenberg Foundation. “We see the creation of the Annenberg Space

for Photography as a service to the community where visitors can see the world through a different lens and leave feeling motivated to make positive change.” The Annenberg Foundation is billing the facility as the “first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area.” The inaugural exhibition, titled “L8s Ang3les,” highlights the works of eight prominent Los Angeles photographers: Douglas Kirkland, Greg Gorman, Lauren Greenfield, Carolyn Cole, Lawrence Ho, Kirk McKoy, Genaro Molina, Catherine Opie, and artist John Baldessari. My getaway to the space began Sunday afternoon, when I arrived at Avenue of the Stars, and then strolled beneath a canopy of tall buildings, through a serene, grassy area with restaurants and green spaces, to the entrance. Upon entering I found an interior inspired by the movements of camera, with curved film canister-like walls and an aperture designed in the

47th Annual

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Saturday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 , 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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ceiling. My first stop was the digital gallery, which features numerous ultra high-definition projecting videos on screens measuring 7’x14’. When I was there, the gallery was showing a documentary about photographer Lauren Greenfield. Besides video presentations, the room also houses more than 1,000 digital images. On the other side of the building is the print gallery, featuring about 80 classic black and white prints on a large interactive, touch-screen wall. With a touch of the finger I was able to bring up numerous interesting photos, some of which come from museums, galleries and media organizations and are previously unseen. In the middle of the galleries is a modern, artsy kitchen-type space, where photographers can meet and chat about their work. The space also offers a book room where guests are encouraged to explore and read about photography and the very photographers featured in the current exhibit. In addition to featured exhibits which change several times a year, shorter weekly shows and interactions with featured photographers will enable visitors to have different daily experiences with multiple visits. The Annenberg Space for Photography is located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City. Admission is free. Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11am-6pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Valet and validated self-parking is available. For more information, visit www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org

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Nazee Rix Congratulated Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of Century 21 Village. in Sierra Madre recently congratulated Nazee Rix for her sales production through the first week of May. With home sales just under 2 million dollars, Rix leads the office in production for the month. A Bradbury resident and mother of two,

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a special hands-on project for kids, the “Under the Sea Seed and Bead Mosaic” will be sponsored by Sierra Madre’s Creative Arts Group. Music will offer us a wonderful aural backdrop to the Fair including musicians Jane Fuller, String Planet, Cow Bop, The Tom Corbett Band, Vin Fizz Flyer, the Joel Penner Trio, and Ann Luke. The Rotar y Interact Club will be offering their famous cupcakes on Sunday. All proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre library helping to support programs, services, and equipment. Join us as we behold beauty through sight, embrace music through sound, and savor flavorful treats via taste. Sierra Madre Memorial Park is located at 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., 1 long block west of Baldwin Avenue.

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Public Library Parade on Saturday. The Grand Marshal will be Wendelin Van Draanen an internationally acclaimed children’s author. She grew up here in Monrovia and attended local schools. As usual, the Friday night Family Festival will fill Myrtle Avenue with arts and crafts vendors, food booths, rides for the children and a wonderful Farmers Market. Perhaps the biggest event of the weekend will be the Grand Opening of the new Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. While the Library was dedicated in early April, its doors for the first time to browsers, borrowers and readers.

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tapes, CDs, DVDs and periodicals at the new 28,000 square foot location. Also available for use that day will be an increased number of new public computers. The staff will be on duty and available until the 5 p.m. closing time on the 16th. The Library was built for just under $16 million and was funded by a voter approved bond issue. The project came in on time and $280,000 under budget. That money will be

returned to taxpayers by way of a lower tax bill later this year. The new library is twice the size of the old library. It is also a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building as an example of an environmentally sensitive and sustainable facility. The library will have the usual check-out and reference services, as well as providing programs for

children and literacy tutoring for children and adults. New programs will be able to make use of expanded technology, a teen advisory council and the new facilities bookstore. There is also a new community room available for meetings as well as the very private historical reference room which will contain the Monrovia collection and those of the Monrovia Historical Preservation Group. Library Park was also complete-

Monrovia Fire Department held its annual pancake breakfast Saturday at which residents got to sample not only their culinary skills but also hone their own firefighting skills. Pictured here is Kevin Stern, 7, a student at Plymouth School who was getting some pointers on attacking a fire with a real fire hose.

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Monrovia Celebrates its Roots and Future BY SUSAN MOTANDER

Monrovia Day is celebrated each year on the weekend closest May 17. It was on that day in 1876 that the first lots were sold in the new town. The city was incorporated the next year making it the fourth oldest incorporated city in Los Angeles County. This celebration marks the 123rd

year of Monrovia’s existence . It is fitting that the community is celebrating its past at the same time it looks to the future. The late Mary Wilcox who served for many years on the City Council used to say that Monrovia has its feet firmly planted in its history, but always keeps its

ly remodeled including a new public fountain which will be installed and dedicated later in the summer. There will also be new war memorial. A new children’s play area is also being installed behind the Library. This play area was made available through a grant from the County of Los Angeles with the assistance of Supervisor Mike Antonovich and should be completed by the end of June. eye on the future. The celebrations this week show and will continue to show that. Last Sunday the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MoHPG) held its annual Mother’s Day Home Tour. The homes on the tour this year were all located in the city’s first Historic District: Wildrose Avenue between Canyon and California. The city recognized the district last year and unveiled the official signs on March 17 of this year. This year, for the first time, the Monrovia Day Parade will be held on Thursday evening, May 14, rather than as usual on Saturday morning. The parade will start at Myrtle and Chestnut and proceed up Myrtle Avenue to Palm (a reversal of its usual March down Myrtle. There is also a MADCATS reunion at the Monrovia Historical Museum before the parade. The Madcats are graduates of Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School. The picnic is designed as a BYOEverything and will start at 1:00 p.m. Tours of the museum will be available from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. that day. The parade will step off at 7:00 p.m. The theme this year is “Books On Parade,” paying tribute to the Grand Opening of Monrovia’s new

The Monrovia Rockhounds is a nonprofit organization interested in things related to rocks such as minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary, jewelry, and rock collecting since 1957. The Monrovia Rockhounds will meet on Thursday May 21st at 7:30 pm, in the basement of the United Methodist Church, 140 E. Palm Ave. in Monrovia. The program is by Dr. Bruce Carter on “Gowandaland” Please use side door in alley on West side of building. Everyone is welcome to attend. Guests are welcome.

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Walter from 1 bulletin each week. He has thanks, the new main library he finished getting his law degree after World War II. He enlisted in the Navy six weeks before Pearl Harbor, eventua l ly r i si ng f r om Ye o man to Commander. He remained in t he Nava l Reserve until he reached retirement age. He received a doctorate in law from USC after he started to practice law and was accepted to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court. He did not retire from practicing law until 2005 at the age of 90. Since he has attended and has degrees from both UCLA, Stanford, and USC, he has a good chance of being able to root for an alma mater on the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl game. He has been a faithful and active 62 year member of the Kiwanis Club of Temple City and is well known to many readers for his many years as editor of the Kiwanis

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been sports editor on the UCLA Bruins and at one time wanted to be a journalist. Walter was proud of his “perfect attendance” at club meetings. He married Sara Brady in 1945 during the war and they had four children: Sara, a librarian at UCLA; Walter III, who practiced law as a partner with his father until he died of cancer in 2007; Tom, an artist; and Russell, a hand surgeon. Walter had two grandchildren, Walter IV and Sally Shatford. Walter ran for and was elected to the Pasadena Board of Education and later became a member of the Board of Trustees of Pasadena City College. He regarded education as a basic ingredient to develop oneself to the fullest, as it leads to career success and enrichment of life, opening doors everywhere. So Walter devoted his energy to improving public education as well as pursuing his law practice for the next four decades. As a public display of

that was constructed at Pasadena City College was named after him. A portrait of Walter by his wife Sara adorns the entryway of the library. During his years of practicing law there was an organization known as “Legal Aid” which offered help free or for very little to those in need. Walter was a member and also did pro-bono work for some non-profit groups, such as a group working to provide housing for the mentally ill. Walter was also an usher with his daughter at All Saints Church in Pasadena for over 40 years. The memorial service will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, May 23, at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made “in memory of Walter Shatford” to the Pasadena City College Foundation, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. The family hopes to establish a scholarship fund in his name.

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Decorator perfect home in quaint Sierra Madre. This home offers 2,792 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This Contemporary Style home is situated on a 12,177 sq. ft. lot. The landscaping offers 50 rose bushes as well as Plum, Orange, Peach, and Lemon trees. A lovely family home! SIERRA MADRE $1,198,000 (MAN)

Love the Lot. Fruit trees and oaks with a mountain view cover this 17,000 sq. ft. lot. Entertain from the privacy of the secluded deck and prepare your feast from a designer kitchen. Maple floors and plantation shutters adorn this traditional 3bd, 1.75ba home. Tired of hunting? Come and see this treasure. SIERRA MADRE $998,000 (MON265)

This beautifully maintained Madison Heights home in pristine condition. Front corner unit, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, plantation shutters, skylight in kitchen. Upstairs loft style bedroom with full bath. Direct access garage. Relax on the patio, or enjoy the pool. PASADENA $244,000 (GLE)

2009 Monrovia Day Parade “Books on Parade” 1 M.P.D. - Motorcycle Officers 2 Monrovia Police Explorers - Honor Guard 3 Centre Stage (Banner) Walkers 4 GRAND MARSHALL: Wendelin Van Draanen= 5 Clifton Middle School Band & Spirit Marchers 6 Council Member Joe Garcia 7 Council Member, Tom Adams 8 Council Member, Becky Shevlin 9 Council Member, Clarence Shaw 10 Linda B. Proctor- City Clerk 11 Steve Baker- City Treasurer 12 13 Clifton Middle School Leadership Group 14 Monrovia MomÊs Club 15 Phoenix House Foundation 16 Blue Star Families Support Group 17 18 Foothill Transit Bus 19 Elite Twirlers 20 Monrovia Youth Baseball League (MYBL) 21 Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) 22 23 Dr. Louise K. Taylor- MUSD Superintendent 24 Bryan Wong, MUSD Boardmember 25 Ed Gililland, MUSD Boardmember 26 Dana Elliott, Teacher/Year 27 Tamille Buckell, Classified Employee of the Year 28 Monrovia TeacherÊs Association (MTA Educators) 29 Sunshine Company 30 First Lutheran School 31 Santa Fe Marching Band 32 Monrovia Historical Museum 33 Louis Robertson- Library Board 34 Kathy Knudsen- Library Board 35 Charlotte Schamadan- Library Board 36 Gail Labau- Library Board 37 Amit Sen- Library Board 38 Monrovia Reads & Plays 39 First Baptist Church Monrovia 40 Anthony Adams- Assemblymember 41 Mike Antonovich- Supervisor 42 Citrus Community College -Joanne Montgomery 43 All-Brite Custom Auto Body 44 YWCA The California Youth Spirit Corps 45 Donna Baker 46 Chief Roger Johnson - Monrovia Police Dept. 47 T3 vehicle - Monrovia Police Dept. 48 Bearcat vehicle - Monrovia Police Dept. Parade on 18

PASADENA SIERRA MADRE MONROVIA

(626) 355-1600 440 N. MYRTLE AVE. OPEN HOUSE THURS. 4-7PM AND SUN. 1-4PM

Discriminating 1911 Vintage Craftsman. With a Gourmet Kitchen to die for. Designed with attention to detail. Don’t miss the coved ceilings that grace the Living Room and Formal Dinning Room. Accented by the character fireplaces in the Family and Living Room. This 3 bed/1.75 bath home is brimming with extras. Call today for the extravagant details. Monrovia $699,000 (IVY)

A TAX CREDIT OF UP TO $8,000! A MORTGAGE PAYMENT GUARANTEE OF UP TO $1500 FOR 6 MONTHS! THE LOWEST INTEREST RATES IN TWO DECADES! HOUSING PRICES THAT ARE NOW AT 2003 LEVELS! THE TIME IS NOW TO BUY A HOME! FOR DETAILS ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL US AT 626 355-1600.

Location-location-location - This home sits at the base of Gold Hill and is centrally located to Old Town, Markets and Transportation. This home shows a lot of character with its Bachelder fireplace, hardwood flooring and French doors. You could get an $8,000 tax credit when buying this home. MONROVIA $559,900 (MYR)

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

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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!

638 Manzanita Avenue, Sierra Madre Offered at $1,198,000.

This decorator perfect home offers 2,792 s.f. with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The lot is 12,177 s.f. and has over 50 rose bushes as well as plum, orange, peach, and lemon trees. There is a formal living room with high ceilings, cherry wood flooring, family room, a Master Suite with a newly updated bathroom, a spiral staircase leading to a loft. There is a storage room with wallto-wall cabinets. This contemporary style home is a delight!

2075 Santa Anita Avenue 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.

321 E. Grandview, Sierra Madre 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.

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1946 Alta Oaks, Arcadia 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!

shopping and dining experience which boasts 30 new stores and restaurants, The Promenade adds new elements and energy to the already successful prominent regional shopping destination. To celebrate this occasion, Westfield is hosting a fun-filled Grand Opening weekend May 7th – 10th featuring live performances by The California Philharmonic, appearances by the Radio Disney Street Team with Special Artist Savannah, live fashion shows and tastings from several of the Westfield Santa Anita restaurants. Grand Opening weekend will also offer several prize giveaways, including a $5,000 cash prize and special gifts for moms on Mother’s Day. “This is an important day not only for Westfield Santa Anita but also for the City of Arcadia,” said the newly elected Mayor of Arcadia, John Wuo, who attended the ceremony. “In Westfield we have a true partner with the confidence in our community to continue to reinvest even when things are tough. I am excited for the future, look forward to shopping here and congratulate Westfield on this accomplishment.” The $120 million private reinvestment in Westfield Santa Anita includes a 115,000 square foot expansion featuring outdoor walkways through an oasis of shady trees, gardens, fountains, canopies and majestic palms. The lushly landscaped Promenade, set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains features new two-level subterranean parking, easy access to 30 new stores and restaurants including: abercrombie, Advance Cutlery, Banana Republic, Bare Escentuals, Blu Salon and Aveda Stor, Boarders, Bose, Clarks, Chico’s, Coach, Coldwater Creek, Foreign Exchange, Gap, J. Jill, Jos. A Bank, Manna BBQ, Red Dragonfly, Ruby Tuesday, Soma by Chico’s, Talbots, Teavana, Tous, Tonalita, V Generation and Williams-Sonoma. The majority of these retailers (77%) are opening their first store in Arcadia, which will enhance the experience and selection for customers shopping at Westfield Santa Anita. “It is our philosophy to continually invest -- and reinvest -- in our shopping centers,” says Larry Green, Senior Vice President of Development for Westfield. “The Promenade is a model of that commitment, and we are thrilled to offer this new outdoor garden oasis to our shoppers and our community.” Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony also included two check presentations. Green and Westfield Santa Anita General Manager, Michael Lattanzio presented the Arcadia Unified School District and California Philharmonic each with $10,000 donations. Arcadia Unified School district will allocate their donation to scholarships for Arcadia High School students going onto college. Along with the newly elected Mayor of Arcadia John Wuo, State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Arcadia City Council Members Roger Chandler and Gary Kovacic, and Arcadia City Manager Don Penman all attended the Grand Opening. The ceremony concluded with a live performance by The California Philharmonic and featured a variety of tasting stations throughout The Promenade hosted by several Westfield Santa Anita restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, Dave & Busters, Nordstrom Café, Tokyo Table, and Woodranch BBQ & Grill.

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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, 22500 sq. ft. lot.

50 W. Dayton, Pasadena Offered at $798,000 or lease $3,200/mo.

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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.

285 Sturtevant Drive, Sierra Madre Offered at $699,500.

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

This cottage has loads of curb appeal and is located just a short walk to the quaint village of Sierra Madre & Sierra Vista Park. The inviting and open floor plan will inspire you to entertain or simply have a quiet evening at home. This 1165 sq. ft. home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The lot is 6,318 sq. ft. There is a 400 sq.ft. attic which will be great for storage. The yard has been professionally landscaped and has auto sprinklers.

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Mother’s Day Makeover at Salon of Paris a Huge Hit 3rd Annual Event Helps Bolster Self-esteem in Women By Terry Miller

Latisha Longoria does a color cut on Cindy Mesere at Salon of Paris Monday. - Photo by Terry Miller

Presented by The Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle and Salon of Paris in Arcadia, 15 plus women were treated Monday, to entire makeovers to help improve their self esteem. Many of the women who were involved in drug or alcohol abuse are being treated at Salon of Paris gratis thanks to the ongoing work of the Salvation Army. The reason this annual event takes place, according to organizers, is that many women in recovery have made some poor life choices and subsequently the Mother’s Day Makeover is designed to help with self confidence. Providing a positive experience around Mother’s Day, a time that can be difficult for some women, seemed the natural time to do such an event. Each of the 15 women received a complete hair styling; as well as a new outfit, donated by Sears of Pasadena; makeup from

Mary Kay and Avon; and, professional makeup tips from Rose West, an Alta Dena Mary Kay representative. Owner of Salon of Paris, Fadi Saikaly said he was delighted to help out…” We make people feel happy about themselves and make these women feel it is a special occasion.” The looks on faces like Cindy Mesere (who was getting a new hair style courtesy of Salon of Paris stylist Latisha Longoria) said it all. A thankful Cindy has just graduated the Salvation Army six- month Alcohol and Drug Recovery program and is ready to get on with her life. Latisha Longoria along with 5 other stylists from the salon all donated their time and talents for these women. Saikaly was cutting and styling Vicky Rodriguez’ hair when we visited and she told the Weekly that she was half way through the

program and was looking forward to returning to her home in Pismo Beach upon completion of the program. Letty Hawkins, who specializes in make-up, was busy working on Annette Karlson of Temple City. All the women who received the free day of beauty also got new clothes with the financial help, according to Sylvia Guerra, Salvation Army Advisory Board member who helped secure the location and organize Monday’s event. For over 100 years The Salvation Army has been providing assistance to people with a variety of social and spiritual afflictions through its 119 United States based Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC). The Adult Rehabilitation Center ministry began in 1881 when William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, opened shelters for homeless people on the streets of

England and this initiative quickly spread to the United States. Persons who have sought Salvation Army ministry, nurture, and healing have come with issues of substance misuse, legal problems, relational conflicts, homelessness, unemployment, and most importantly, a need for spiritual awakening and restoration. The Mission of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministries in the United States provides “an in-residence rehabilitation program with a focus on basic necessities. Each beneficiary (program participant) is provided with a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, spiritual direction, and resources to assist each person to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God as provided by Jesus Christ.”

Lawn Bowlers Hold Mix Pairs Tournament (l-r) The team of Dick Ashmore and Gene Plunkett, and the team of Margi Rambo and Marlene Padget tied in the Floy Torvid Pairs Tournament Thursday the 7th of May at the Santa Anita Bowling Green Club in the Arcadia County park in Arcadia. Photo by Bob Hauerwaas

Thursday, May 7, 2009, the Santa Anita Bowling Green Club held their Mixed Pairs Tournament at their greens in the Arcadia County Park in Arcadia, California. It was

a clear and rather warm day, but the bowlers started at 9:00 AM and ended around 1:00 p.m. after two twelve end games. There were six team entered in the Floy Torvid Tournament. This is a monthly event honoring the late Floy Torvid, President of the Santa Anita Bowling Green Club when she died. The tournament is held the first Thursday of the month, from September through June, and each month is a different type of game. From singles, pairs, triples, and variations in those games keep the bowlers active and since they do not know whom they will be bowling with, it makes for some very interesting combinations of styles and abilities

on each team. The Pairs Tournament held on the 7th ended up with two teams tying for first place. A rather unusual finish. The first place teams had a total of two wins and six plus points each. Plus points are the difference between your score and your opponents. For example, if you win a game by the score of 10 to 5, then you have five plus points. If you lose a game by the score of 10 to 5, then you have a minus five plus points. This time the two teams tying for first were: Dick Ashmore of San Gabriel and Gene Plunkett of Pasadena. The other team was Margi Rambo of Sierra Madre and Marlene Padget of Arcadia. The third place team was

led by Jim Miller of Pasadena and his other teammates, Elvie Powell of San Gabriel in the first game and the second game player was Bob Hauerwaas of Arcadia. Other entrants were: Houdini Ho and Bill Surace, Don King and Shuman Chan, Steve Dowd and Mattie Miller. These teams ended up with either a one win and one loss or two losses. Everyone had a great day of bowling and as the club motto says: ³ Lawn bowling is Happy times with good friends.² If you would like to learn to lawn bowl, it¹s easy as can be, and only takes a few lessons to be skilled enough to play in the regular club

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TheGoodLife By Wally Hage

G-Rated Today it seems as though everything in our society must be given a rating in order to be considered successful. Ratings such as #1, 5 Stars, AAA Recommended, Best of the Best, Readers Choice and many other somewhat questionable titles are commonly used to indicate their success. Not long ago the owner of my “very favorite” family restaurant celebrated his 37th year in the restaurant business. Since I have been dining at this family restaurant for nearly 25 years I believe that I have a qualified insiders point of view to give his restaurant a success rating. G-Rated movies suggest that the movie is good viewing for family entertainment. Though this café is not known

for picture windows and good viewing, it certainly is recognized for “Good Chewing” So, I unreservedly consider Goody’s Restaurant G-Rated … Greatest of the Great Family restaurants in business today. This success story is not just about dining and the quality of the food served but also about the incredible accomplishment of how an immigrant busboy became the owner of this great 70’s style Café Restaurant. Salvador Rodriquez, now owner of “Goody’s” For the past 19 years started at the age of 16 as a part-time busboy over 37 years ago. What a testimony of perseverance and accomplishment. Salvador, eagerly

wanted to learn English and the restaurant business from the bottom up. Starting as a dishwasher and pot cleaner, his progression through the many aspects of the cafe was constant. Soon he became a busboy, then in charge of food preparation cutting up meats and other foods for the cooks. His turn at learning the baking responsibility came when the senior restaurant baker retired. Then his big opportunity came in 1990, when the previous owner retired and urged Salvdore to become the full owner of the business. Today, “Sal” has a handson management approach to most every aspect of the business. No matter, if he is hiring, cashiering, busing dishes, baking or bookkeeping he always has a smile and greeting for the dining guests. Most of his cooks and many of his servers have been with him since before he took over as owner in 1990. One server has been employed at the restaurant for over 38 years. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner guests are treated to food specialties that cannot be surpassed and in many cases is seldom equaled in other competitive restaurants. Fresh frozen peaches are always included with your breakfast choice. Tasty pancakes that rise temptingly, with high quality bacon, and syrup that treats your palette like royalty are just a few of the breakfast specialties awaiting the hungry diner. Sal’s unspoken motto is “there is never an empty coffee cup in my restaurant”. High quality coffee with real cream is always served to the delight of his coffee clambering guests.

His daily special entrees are excellent. They include Baked Pork Chops, Swiss Steak, Spaghetti, Short Ribs or Halibut and Orange Roughly. His homemade soups and a crisp iceberg lettuce salad are included with most of the dinner selections. Salvador’s homemade pa st r ies a re g rea t . H i s whipped cream Icing cakes of various varieties and his seasonal Ollali-Berry pies are “deserts to die for”. The complete restaurant menu, offers most any diner great choice at modest café prices. Yes this is a business success story of a very hard working young immigrant boy and now a mature hard working restaurateur. If you visit his family restaurant, you will never forget it and you will be sure to return again and again! If you want to treat yourself, your sweetheart or your friends to a very special family dining experience, then look no further than Goody’s Family restaurant located at 865 E. Las Tunas Drive, in San Gabriel, which I have G-Rated. A Great Place for Goodies. The Greatest of Great family restaurants.

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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

Years Old and Basking in the Attention‰

„43rd Annual Public Schools Luncheon‰ The always inspiring recognition of the Arcadia Unified School District (public schools) and National Merit Scholarship finalists was again a “sold out” event April 23rd at the Arcadia Masonic Center. Sponsored by the Arcadia Masonic Lodge and Arcadia High Twelve, the luncheon showcases teachers, employees, recipients of Profiles in Excellence and scholarship awardees. Master of the lodge, Jim Helms, welcomed guests. Super i ntendent of A.U.S.D., Dr. Joel Shawn recognized all of the recipients. A.H.S. student Cathy Wang was the keynote speaker - I caught a statement that stuck with me, “Hope is good, but action is better!” (Very good speech.) A.H. S. principal, David Vannasdall, presented the awards, and Arcadia Mayor John Wuo presented commendations from the city. Children from the third grade at Hugo Reid did a great job of entertaining. The outstanding number of 34 National Merit finalists were congratulated and introduced.

„Arcadia WomanÊs Club in Spotlight, 95

The Arcadia Historical Society, in cooperation with the City of Arcadia, installed a “History Lives Here” marker on April 29th. Recognizing the club’s 95 years and the building’ 75 years, the Woman’s Club purchased two lots from Anita Baldwin in 1930; the building was completed in 1931. The ceremony was attended by approximately 50, with representatives of Assemblyman Portantiono and Supervisor Antonovich presenting certificates. From the city, City Manager Don Penman, Police Chief Bob Sanderson and Fire Chief Tony Trabbie, director of the library and museum, Carolyn Garner-Regan. Council members Mayor Pro-Tem Peter Amundson (rushed from a meeting cross town to congratulate the club), Bob Harbicht, Roger Chandler and Gary Kovacic, who is also a member of the Marker Committee. Master of Ceremonies, Scott Hettrick, was chair of the Marker Project and did a superior job. Other members attending were Ruth Dunlop, president of the Historical Society, and Carol Libby, who gave an historic presentation, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Beth Costanza. Many community leaders were also

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in attendance, as well as club members. President of the San Gabriel Valley District Federation of Woman’s Clubs, Toby Kahan, presented a letter and Certificate of Congratulations. Club President Mickey Ball and board members hosted a delicious buffet luncheon following the dedication. The historic clubhouse is at the corner of First Avenue and Diamond. Be sure to drive by and see the marker. A big thank you to the Department of Public Works for the installation. Those interested in becoming a member or learning more about the club, call President-elect Floretta Lauber, (626) 355-6945.

„Enjoy a Swinging Evening of Big Band Music‰ The San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre follows up South Pacific with its annual “Big Band Show.” Singer and comic impressionist Paul Boland will headline the event with band leader Richard Allen and his 71-piece orchestra. Hear your favorite 1930s and 40s songs during this production taking place at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on June 13 at 8 p.m. Starring Paul Boland, with a repertoire of more than 300 voices, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, and singing sensations, The New York Singers, this family friendly show will take audiences back to a time when dancing meant touching and everyone knew the lyrics. Produced by Bobby Hundley, 2004 Artistic Director Achievement WinnerBest Play Revival ComedyMoonchildren. S.G.V.M.T. will be taking song requests and dedications from the audience. Star Boland has been described as “the very best there is,” by George Hamilton, and Wayne Newton called him “One of the greatest entertainers I know.” The Big Band Show 2009 is part of the company’s One Night Events aimed at raising the necessary capital to produce a full season of Broadway musicals in the San Gabriel Valley. For more information or ticket sales, call (626)

282-1440 or visit the web site www.sgvmusictheatre.org. “Terry Blackwood’s Memorial, June 9” Former Arcadia community leader Pamela Blackwood has requested that the many friends of the family made in Arcadia, be notified of Terry’s memorial service to be held at the City of Hope Visitor Center, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, on June 9 at 4 p.m. Please reply by June 1 to Trish Carlisle (213) 241-7113. Terry lost his brave twoyear battle with brain cancer on March 22.

Seated (l-r) Jim Helms, master of the host Masonic Lodge, and David Vannasdall, A.H.S. principal. Standing, Dr. Joel Shawn, superintendent of A.U.S.D., with Arcadia Mayor John Wuo.

(L-r) Valerie Gumbiner Weiss (Chair, Carol Andreen, Janet Orswell, Anne Knoll, with Rose Kelso and her son, William Kelso II. William has just returned from 15 months active duty in Iraq. He was awarded two commendations, Medal of Valor and combat Medic. He was an Eagle Scout and said, “Scout training was a big assist in being a good soldier.”

(L-r) Joann Steinmeier, president of the A.U.S.D. governing board, congratulates Janet Chew, also a board member. Both women prevaile d in the recent school board election.

At the podium, Steve Bertch, with troops 355 and 358 at “Wind Under Their Wings” brunch, honoring mothers and all women in Scouting, held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.

Standing, Sue Newton, event coordinator, (l-r) Mary Ellen Fraser and Vivian Barthelemy at elegant brunch.

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Bowlers from 18 Arcadia community leaders at “Wind Under Their Wings” affair, (l-r) Grunde Posey, Christine McClain and Sue Symes. Seated, Millie Duncan. Guest speaker, Jim Ellis, dean of Marshall School of Business, U.,S.C., held the audience intently. Outstanding.

At Arcadia Woman’s Club Historic Marker Ceremony, April 29th, (l-r) Ruth Dunlop, president of the Arcadia Historical Society; Carol Libby, first vice president; Mickey Ball, Woman’s Club president, and Floretta Lauber, president-elect. All hold certificates of congratulations.

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Saturday, May 2nd: 10:53 PM – Prowler, 300 block W. Montecito Ave. Officers responded to a call of a prowler in the backyard of a residence. The victim discovered the suspect peeking into her bedroom window. The suspect then ran northbound through the backyard and out to an adjacent side street towards Highland Avenue. The suspect was described as a male, unknown race, about 5’8” to 5’10” feet

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Sunday, April 26: Units were dispatched to Extended Stay, 401 East Santa Clara, around 5:51 a.m. in reference to a battery that just occurred. Investigation revealed that a 59-year-old male Caucasian suspect was picked up by a cab around 9:00 p.m. on April 25, and he was driven around for several hours to run errands. When they returned to the motel, the suspect’s credit card was declined so the taxi driver asked for the $248 fare in cash. The suspect became angry and struck the taxi driver several times with closed fists and then returned to his room. Officers responded to the motel room, contacted the suspect, and were able to obtain the fare for the driver. The victim was not desirous of prosecution and a report was taken to document the incident. Shortly before 7:00 p.m., loss prevention personnel from the H&M store located at Westfield Mall advised that they had detained a female adult and two female juveniles for theft. The suspects concealed merchandise in their tote bags and left the store without making payment. Private persons’ arrests were made, and the Hispanic females, ages 13, 15, and 20, were taken into custody for commercial burglary. The female adult was also found with additional stolen property from another store and a baggie containing a controlled substance; therefore, charges of receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance were added.

Monday, April 27: Around 8:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Palm in reference to a grand theft that occurred between 10:00 a.m. on April 23 and 3:00 p.m. on April 26. Unknown suspect(s) stole a $2,200 bronze elephant statue from the victim’s front yard. A victim came to the station around 6:41 p.m. to file a strong-arm robbery report. He was walking on Camino Real near First when a red vehicle stopped nearby and two male Hispanic suspects, between 18 and 21 years of age, exited and approached him. One suspect grabbed his cell phone from his hand and they forcibly removed his wallet from his pocket. The victim was able to grab his wallet back, but the suspects hit him several times until he was able to run away to safety.

Tuesday, April 28: Units were dispatched to the 00 block of Bishop Court around 12:54 p.m. in reference to a theft of gardening equipment from a vehicle. A male passenger exited a silver four-door Infiniti G35 and stole a leaf blower and a hedge trimmer. The total reported loss was about $1,000.


BLOTTERSS Around 6:45 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Woodruff regarding a residential burglary that occurred around 1:30 p.m. on April 21. While the residents were away on vacation, two male AfricanAmerican suspects kicked in the secured front door, removed the security keypad, ransacked the house, and took property. The theft was captured on a security monitoring system.

Wednesday, April 29: A theft occurred at Albertsons, 298 East Live Oak, around 2:40 p.m. A 63-year-old male Caucasian suspect stole bottles of alcohol from the store. He rode away on his bicycle but fell off a short distance away. He then took the bottles from beneath his jacket and threw them away in the bushes. He was arrested for petty theft at the scene but had to be transported to a hospital due to numerous medical problems. Around 6:19 p.m., units were called to Westfield Mall in reference to a strongarm robbery that just occurred. Four male Hispanic suspects, ages 15, 18, 20, and 23, circled several victims, and they removed a cell phone from one victim and a wallet from another victim. The suspects also struck/ kicked the two male victims several times. All four suspects were subsequently apprehended and arrested for robbery, burglary, and conspiracy.

Thursday, April 30: Around 9:22 a.m., units responded to the 1000 block of South Eighth to check on the welfare of a 93-year-old female resident. Officers entered the home and found the woman on the floor where she had fallen. She was conscious and had to be transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. a commercial burglary occurred at Victoria’s Secret. Two female Hispanic suspects were seen taking bottles of men’s cologne, totaling $1,040, and concealing them in a black bag. A loss prevention agent followed them out to the parking lot. The suspects later separated, but one suspect was located and detained. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 27-year-old woman was taken into custody.

Friday, May 1: A traffic stop was conducted in the 1100 block of Panorama around 9:50 a.m. for a vehicle code violation. A 47-year-old male Caucasian driver was contacted and a glass pipe and a baggie containing a white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine were found on his person. The man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shortly after 3:00 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud report. On a recent bank statement, she discovered three unauthorized purchases made in Texas. The fraudulent charges totaled over $580.

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Residential Burglary / Suspect Arrested On April 30 at 2:05 p.m., dispatch received a call of a residential burglary that had just occurred in the 400 block of South Fifth. The female victim reported that a male subject entered her residence and took her laptop computer and cash from her purse. The suspect ran out, jumped the rear wall, and fled. The victim called police. Officers and the Foothill Air Support helicopter responded to make and area search, but they were not able to locate the suspect. Officers put together a photo lineup of possible, known suspects who frequent the area. The photo lineup was shown to the victim and she immediately identified the suspect. The suspect is on felony probation. Officers were not able to locate the suspect at his residence. On May 1 at 6:57 p.m., an officer recognized the suspect, who was in a vehicle as a passenger. The vehicle was stopped and the suspect was arrested without incident.

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FOR SALE Drum Kit w/ Cymbals 5 piece drum kit with 2 cymbals + hi-hat. Kit has everything you need and more: throne, drum and cymbal noise-dampening pads, all cymbal stands Case No. BP116440 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of TONY FERRER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Cathy L. Ferrer in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that Cathy L. Ferrer be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. A HEARING on the petition will be held on June 8, 2009 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 5 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. 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 issuance 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: STEPHEN SPIEGEL ESQ SBN 78280 EINSTEIN & SPIEGEL ATTORNEYS AT LAW 5243 E BEVERLY BLVD LOS ANGELES CA 90022 Monrovia Weekly CN817367 FERRER May 14,18,21, 2009

and bass pedal. Everything works well. It’s an off-brand (Pulse Percussion), and could maybe use some heads, but all in all this is a very decent setup for the price. Call John at 626.789.6169. 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan. Auto, low mileage, front/rear/a/c, many extras. Great Soccer mom car. $9,000 obo. (626) 512-7050

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Subject Arrested

Drunk in Public / Subject Arrested

On May 1 at 4:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Linwood regarding a family disturbance. When officers arrived, they found that a 13 year old boy had hit his sister and then threatened her with a kitchen knife. The investigation revealed the boy did, in fact, commit an assault. He was arrested and eventually taken to Juvenile Hall.

On May 3 at 1:54 a.m., officers responded to a local bar in the 400 block of West Foothill regarding a verbal fight between a customer and security personnel from the bar. One subject was arrested for being drunk in public.

Outstanding Warrant / Parole Hold / Subject Arrested On May 1 at 4:53 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 300 block of West Huntington regarding a disturbing male subject who was drinking beer and asking for money from customers. Officers arrived and located the subject. Computer checks revealed he had an outstanding warrant out of Los Angeles Police Department and he was in violation of parole. He was arrested, booked, and taken to County Jail.

Fight / Drunk in Public / Subjects Arrested On May 3 at 1:25 a.m., officers responded to a fight at a local bar in the 300 block of South Myrtle to the rear of the location. On arrival, they found several subjects arguing with security personnel. Several subjects were detained and identified, and two subjects were arrested for being drunk in

Fight in Progress On May 3 at 2:09 a.m., an officer was patrolling in the 300 block of South Myrtle when she observed a fight in front of a local bar involving security personnel and customers. Approximately 8 to 10 people were involved. The customers were sitting on a public bench outside the club waiting for a ride when security personnel from the location told them to leave the area. When they refused, an argument began between the customers and one of the security guards. The customers’ ride arrived, and as they attempted to get into the vehicle to leave, the security guard followed them to the car and continued arguing. Additional security personnel intervened and broke up the fight.

Sexual Battery / Attempt Kidnapping On May 3 at 7:44 p.m., a 25-year-old female reported she was assaulted while walking through a parking lot in the 1200 block of South Myrtle between 4 and 5 p.m. She said she was walking to her vehicle carrying shopping bags when a male subject grabbed her from behind and pulled her against his groin. She struggled and was able to pull away from

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Blotters from 25 the results. the suspect, but he grabbed her by the wrist and tried to pull her towards the east side of the parking lot. The suspect released her when another female entered the parking lot. The suspect fled, running through the parking lot onto eastbound Cherry and out of sight. The victim left the location and did not report the incident to police until hours later. Investigation continuing.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence. On May 5 at 1:41 a.m., officers responded to the area of Duarte and Encino regarding a traffic collision. At the scene, it was determined the driver was driving under the influence and collided into a parked car. The driver fled the scene on foot, leaving his passengers. Officers located the driver a short distance away. He had suffered a leg injury from the accident and was treated by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics and taken to a hospital for treatment. The passengers were not injured in the accident. A blood sample was obtained at the hospital for evidence and charges will be filed pending

Armed Robbery On May 5 at 11:29 a.m., police responded to the report of an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in the 100 block of West Duarte. The manager was walking to her car with the cash deposit for the day and was approached by a male subject with a black semi-automatic pistol. He demanded the bag of money she was carrying. She gave him the bag and he fled southbound on Myrtle. An area search was made by officers and the Foothill Air Support helicopter, but the suspect was not located. For safety purposes, school administrators decided to close down the nearby middle school campus because a weapon was involved in this robbery. The school resumed normal activity after the all clear was given by police. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Tampering / Attempt Vehicle Burglary / Suspect Arrested. On May 7 at 1:31 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Mayflower regarding a suspicious subject.

A male subject was seen checking the door handles on parked vehicles. The subject was contacted by police and detained. The subject was discovered to be on parole. He was arrested for vehicle tampering, attempt vehicle burglary, and a parole hold was obtained. The suspect has an extensive prior history for burglary.

Driving Under the Influence / Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor / Curfew Violations / Subjects Arrested. On May 7 at 2:30 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of North Madison when he observed a vehicle with two subjects driving around in the area. The subjects saw the officer and attempted to hide in a culde-sac. The vehicle was eventually stopped in the area of Hillcrest and El Nido. The driver was found to be driving under the influence. His passenger was discovered to be a juvenile and was arrested for curfew violations. The adult driver was arrested for driving under the influence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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