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THURSDAY, MAY 21 - MAY 27, 2009 VOLUME 14, NO. 41

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FIRST SWINE FLU No Stimulus CASE IDENTIFIED Funds for Foothill IN PASADENA

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This week the Pasadena Public Health Department announced the city’s first probable case of Swine Flu, following a highly publicized pandemic threat the virus has posed since it was first discovered to have infected humans in Mexico last month. Though media coverage of the outbreak has waned significantly, the virus is still spreading around the country and the world according to public health officials. To date, the total number of infections in Mexico has climbed to 3,734, with at least 74 of those cases being fatal. The PPHD is urging local residents to take common-sense steps to protect themselves from the H1N1 Influenza strain, otherwise known as Swine Flu following identification of this first likely case of the illness in Pasadena. An adult in the 40-to-50 age range had mild symptoms and was seen by a physician. Prescription med-

The much anticipated Gold Line Foothill Extension project won’t get federal stimulus money after all. According to reports, the MTA will instead use $66.7 million in federal funds for the nearly completed Eastside Extension which will connect East Los Angeles to downtown when it opens this summer, officials said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials had requested $150 million in funding for the Foothill Extension project. It was estimated that a Foothill Extension to the Gold Line would create over 26,000 new jobs. In the meantime, Pasadena

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School Districts Fair Better in Cash Grab

Monrovia Bank Robber Leaves Getaway Keys At Teller’s Window Sarah Jacobson, 4 rides a float with her brother Daniel during the annual Monrovia Day Parade held last Thursday evening. This year’s themes was based around books in conjunction with the opening of the new multi-million dollar library. -Photo by Terry Miller

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A Different Kind Ray Bradbury Inspires and of Tea Party Shares His Inspirations AUSD Looks to Fundraisers to Save Teachers and Programs

BY SUSAN MOTANDER

“Do the things you want to do. If you want to write, write. If you want to act, act,” Ray Bradbury advised. That was the message of his keynote address at the grand opening of Monrovia’s new public library. When you listen to him, you forget he is in a wheelchair... that his voice is not as strong as it was. The strength now comes in his words. In his closing remarks he advised the standing room only crowd, which overflowed into two other rooms in the library, to “Do what you love and love what you do. If there are people who don’t believe in you, get rid of them.” He spoke of the loves of his life. “The women in my life have been librarians, English teachers and book sellers. It makes for great pillow talk,” he said. The author’s other love is his stories. He recounted the stories of some of his most famous works including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. In to-

BY ELAINE TSUI

tal he has written and published more than thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays (at least according to his official biography). At first his works were all short stories published in various magazines in the late 1930s and 1940s. The author (he calls himself a writer of “fantasy” not science

With a budget deficit that refuses to disappear, AUSD and AHS aren’t waiting for stimulus dollars to trickle down before holding their own fundraisers. Even with an unprecedented amount of money allotted to schools across the nation, most of the economic stimulus money will be given to schools in low-income districts that desperately need improvements to their education systems, leaving districts like AUSD with plenty of difficult decisions and hard work on their plate. AHS has already held two major fundraisers to benefit students and to prevent programs and teachers from disappearing. Sophomore Kevin Tsai encourages every one to participate in the fundraisers because the fundraisers “are very important, and we need to support our school at this time.”

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-Ray Bradbury

BY TERRY MILLER

Monrovia Police responded to a 211 silent robbery alarm at The Pacific Western Bank at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Within minutes, officers had arrived on scene and carefully approached the bank with guns drawn. Eventually, after assisting dispatchers contacted the Branch Manager, some employees emerged from the bank and gave officers a description of the suspect and details of what had just happened. According to Jim Hunt of the Monrovia Police Department, the black male suspect apparently had entered the bank with a plastic shopping bag and approached a female teller at the bank. Showing off the gun in his possession, the bank rob-

ber then told the teller he needed cash. He then proceeded put his car keys down at the teller’s window and placed the plastic grocery bag atop the keys in preparation for his new found wealth. The teller filled the bag with $1910.00 in cashcash and the suspect left the bank heading for his car. There was one problem, however. With all the excitement of the robbery, the suspect had left the keys to his older model ‘84 -85 Lincoln Town Car at the teller’s window. Not wanting to re-enter the bank, the suspect apparently returned to his car and made a few split-second decisions.

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Library Opens with Swelling Crowds and Spelling Bees

-Photo by Terry Miller

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Metro Briefs

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Now That's Scary I have received notes and e-mails from some of my readers inquiring why the naughty editor didn’t run my column last week. Thank you for noticing and thank you for calling the editor naughty (and a couple of other things). But you know what? It wasn’t his fault. I didn’t submit one. The deadline just totally got away from me. That happened a few weeks ago and he very kindly called me to remind me. But, I can’t expect the poor dear to be my keeper now can I? Every now and then the thought crosses my mind that it is time to close Dorothy’s Place. That’s kind of scary. Then I get an idea or I hear someting funny that I think I should share, so I go on. I am sure most of you have heard, read or possibly even said the Serenity Prayer-God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the

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difference. Here is a provocative little parody on it called the Senility Prayer-God grant me the senility to forget the people I don’t like, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference. People who do nothing but complain about their ills are some of the people I don’t always like too much. I figure if we can get up in the morning we are on a roll. We take an inventory of our bodies, think over the prospects for our day. Neither may be teribly great and that’s kind of scary so it is OK to be sad for a while, maybe even shed a few tears. Get it over then get cheerful. At a nursing home in Green Valley, a group of seniors wee sitting around talking about all their ailments. It was kind of scary. “My arms have gotten

so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee.” said one. “Yes I know,” said another. “My cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee.” “I couldn’t even punch out the card at election time, my hands are so crippled.” volunteered a third. “I can’t turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck,” said a fourth, to which several nodded weakly in agreement. “My blood pressure pills make me so dizzy,” winced an old man as he slowly shook his head. The others nodded. “Well, we must count our blessings,” sa id one woma n cheerfully, “and thank God that we can all still drive.” N o w t h a t’ s scary!

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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.

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$80 Million in Stimulus Funds Proposed For SGV Cities 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.

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Metro Adding 41 Buses For ExpressLane Project 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.

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I am so grateful to Sa lon of Paris for giving of their time and talent s for ou r a n nual Mothers’ Day Makeover. In The Sa lvat ion A r my Adult Rehabilitat io n C e n t e r s we teach our men and women in recovery t hat beaut y, confidence, and selfworth need to start on the inside - but the extra boost of feeling good about one’s appearance def i n it ely br i ng s that confidence up a few notches! We want our ladies to feel like the amazi ng, wonder f u l, special women that God created them to be, a nd Sa lon of Paris helped us achieve just that. Noell e Nel so n , via arcadiaweekly.com

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ART OF LIVING

Giving MARS AND EARTH ACTIVITIES AIM TO GET SPIRIT ROLLING AGAIN Back Never Tasted So Good Old Pasadena Restaurant Week to Benefit Union Station Homeless Services From June 1st through 8th, local foodies and visitors can indulge in the best of Old Pasadena’s awardwinning restaurants, and help feed those in need at the first ever Old Pasadena Restaurant Week. Over 25 of Old Pasadena’s finest restaurants have joined together for an even lasting eight straight days where diners will savor three gourmet courses at one great price, starting as low as $15, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Union Station Homeless Services. A diverse array of the area’s restaurants will offer three course pre-selected meals at a special deal with deluxe dinning at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner or fine dining at $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Exquisite dishes prepared by the area’s most talented chefs include: redwh ite + bluez z’s Berkshire pork raised in Snake River Farms, Idaho, complemented with a creamy blueberry-cambozola bread pudding, baby g reens a nd a por t w ine finish, Green Street Tavern’s duck panini with caramelized onions, roasted plum and Manchego cheese, Heritage Wine Company’s eggplant cannelloni stuffed with three cheeses, walnuts, tarragon and beet reduction sauce, Sushi Roku’s seared Albacore sashimi with garlic ponzu sauce, Malagueta’s grilled steak served with plantains, salsa campanha, chimichuri sauce and black beans and rice and La Grande Orange’s olive oil savory cake. Old Pasadena Restaurant Week is being presented by the Old Pasadena Ma nagement Dist r ict in partnership with Union Station Homeless Services. A complete list of restaurants and menus are available at oldpasadena.org.

Sierra Madre Playhouse to Host Special Cabaret Night There’s a cabaret at Sierra Madre Playhouse on Sunday, May 24 at 7 p.m. No, not the Kander and Ebb musical, but a special night of cabaret-style entertainment with outstanding musical performances, and some comedy included to make it a complete evening of entertainment. Entertainers include: The 4 Friends; Don Savage; Raf Munro; Miriam Birch; Betty Bonaduce; David Johnson; Priscilla Lavelle-Ashby; David Allen Cruz; Diane Booth; Swing Era favorites by Remember When; John Greenwood as Dean Martin; comedy by David Zasloff. A roster that expansive will have something to please everyone. All seats are $25, with proceeds benefitting the non-profit Foothill Center for Spiritual Living in Sierra Madre. Reservations: (626) 3554318. Online ticketing: www. sierramadreplayhouse.org Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. There is abundant free parking behind the theatre.

Spirit took this image with its front hazard-avoidance camera. With Spirit stuck in the position shown here, the rover team has temporarily suspended driving attempts while studying the ground around Spirit and planning simulation tests of driving options with a test rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

NASA’s rover project team is using the Spirit rover and other spacecraft at Mars to begin developing the best maneuvers for extracting Spirit from the soft Martian ground where it has become embedded. A diagnostic test on May 16 provided favorable indications about Spirit’s left middle wheel. The possibility of the wheel being jammed was one factor in the rover team’s May 7 decision to temporarily suspend driving Spirit after that wheel stalled and other wheels had dug themselves about hub-deep into the soil. The test over the weekend showed electrical resistance in the left middle wheel is within the expected range for a motor that has not failed. “This is not a full exoneration of the wheel, but it is encouraging,” said John Callas of JPL in Pasadena, project manager for Spirit and its twin rover, Opportunity. “We’re taking incremental steps. Next, we’ll command

that wheel to rotate a degree or two. The other wheels will be kept motionless, so this is not expected to alter the position of the vehicle.”

Another reason to suspend driving is the possibility that the wheels’ digging into the soil may have lowered the body of the rover enough for its belly pan to be in contact

with a small mound of rocks. The rover team is using Opportunity to test a procedure for possible use by Spirit: looking underneath the rover with

the microscopic imager camera that is mounted on the end of the rover’s arm. This might be a way to see whether Spirit is, in fact, touching the rocks beneath it.

NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter is also aiding in the Spirit recovery plan. As a result of winds blowing dust off Spirit’s solar panel four times in the past month, Spirit now has enough power to add an extra communication session each day. The Odyssey project has made the orbiter available for receiving extra transmissions from Spirit. The transmissions include imaging data from Spirit’s examinations of soil properties and ground geometry. Rover team members are using that data and other information to construct a simulation of Spirit’s situation in a rover testing facility at JPL. The team is testing different materials to use as soil that will mimic the physical properties of the Martian soil where Spirit is embedded. Later, the team will test maneuvers to get the rover free. Weeks of testing are anticipated before any attempt to move Spirit.

Gold Line from 1 Unified School Dist rict, however, is scheduled to receive to receive just over $5 million in initial stimulus funding. Accordi ng t o s t a t e figures more than $2.5 million will go to t he A rcad ia Unified School District; Duarte Unified School District will get $1.1 million; Monrovia Unified School District will receive $1.5 million; and the San Gabriel Unified and Temple City Unified school districts each will get $1.4 million. La Canada Flintridge and South Pasadena will receive $1 million in stimulus money. San Marino’s district will get $846,335. The Arcadia Unified School District, which sent out first round pink slips to 60 employees, will receive $2.5 million in funding.

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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

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“TAPAS TUESDAY” @ MARY’S MARKET & CANYON CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON with JOE TORTOMASI on Ukelele, 6 - 7pm and STEVEN RADICE on various stringed instruments, 7 - 9pm. 561 Woodland Ave. 626-3554534. Cozy venue, YUMMY FOOD! Acoustic Folk, 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.

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Keepin’ it Mellow BY SIERRAMADRESUE BEHRENS The MELLOW D’z are acoustic classic rock and beyond, with a hot chick, a cool dude and music to suit your mood! Seasoned entertainers Dave Osti and Deanna Cogan will be rocking the BUCCANEER LOUNGE this Friday, May 22nd from 9:30pm to 1:00am. They have an extensive repertoire of memorable covers from a wide range of artists such as Steely Dan, Sheryl Crow, Led Zeppelin and the Pretenders. Spend an evening listening to an awesome selection of seldom covered tunes (and some originals)... and still hear your conversation! See photo and details below...

FRI. 5/22 The MELLOW D’z (DAV E OSTI A ND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE MAYAN BAR (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 6 - 9pm Happy Hour. 311 W. Foothill Blvd. 626-358-3231. 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

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“THE SUBS” (Better Than Blue’s acoustic alter ego) @ the DOCKSIDE in WEST COVINA, 8pm - Midnight. 3057 E. Garvey Ave. North. 626915-3474. Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright, Robert Gonzalez. Acoustic Rock, Soul & Blues.

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The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks! “Hot Chick, Cool Dude & Music to suit your mood!”

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THE HUBCAPS @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 10pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626836-5414. No cover, full bar & great Italian food (with Jazz during dinner.) 3 pc. Rock band with Keith from the Bottle Shop on bass. Lots of Neil Young, Who, Pink Floyd, etc. I love these guys but I will be outta town... bummer.

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MAX BUDA @ THE OLD TOWNE PUB IN PASADENA, 9pm. Corner of Fair Oaks & Union, behind the big, ugly Container Store that invaded the parking lot and cast a permanent shadow on the Pub’s patio several years ago. Enter thru alley off of Holly Ave. 626-577-6583. No cover, beer & wine. Eclectic Jazzy Blues Rock from Chester, Jerry, Tedroy, Bruce, Pete, and Nick on noise-makers. “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.

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3 FAT GUYS & SOME PUNKS @ KATIE JAKE’S IN COVINA, 9:15pm. Corner of Citrus & Workman. 626-967-2765. Full bar, no cover. Blues, Rock from Jimmy McGrew, Drake, Mike Leasure, Jamie Hunting and Gratz Arias. Most Wednesdays. http://www.myspace.com/thefatguysandpunks

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“ROSE CITY ROCKS” MUSIC FEST IN OLD TOWNE PASADENA. 4 stages, a whole bunch of local bands/performers - some I’ve heard of, many I haven’t; some free, some cover charges. Pretty complete info. on the website: http://www.rosecityrocks.com/

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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. 626-358-3231. 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

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TOM SAUBER @ THE FULLERTON MUSEUM, 7:30pm. 301 N. Pomona Ave. 714-738-6545. $12. Folk/Americana.

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THE EVANGENITALS @ RHINO RE CORDS IN CLAREMONT, 8 - 10pm. FREE! All ages. 235 Yale Ave. 909-626-7774. “Alt-Country hillbilly love punk rock revolution in the house!” http://www.myspace.com/ rhinorecordsclaremont

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“SWING DANCE PARTY” with FLAT TOP TOM @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 - 11pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. “Pizza, Martinis and dancing the night away to great swing and blues!!! God bless!!” www. flattoptom.com

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GRANT PARK SOFTBALL - ALL ARE WELCOME! NOT A LEAGUE - JUST FOR FUN & THE LOVE OF THE GAME! CORNER OF CORDOVA & MICHIGAN IN PASADENA, 3 BLOCKS WEST OF PCC. BATTING PRACTICE 12:30, GAME TIME ASAP. BRING YOUR GLOVE, BAT, CHAIR, ICE CHEST, GUITAR, UKULELE, ETC.

A M E R IC A N C ATA P U LT a nd B LU E UNION @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045 Full bar, no cover, free parking in back. Original Rock. http://www.myspace. com/americancatapult

THE MERCY POWELL QUARTET @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 1:30 - 4:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd . 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. No cover, all ages. Mercy, Josh, Marc & Peter Burke doin’ some standards & jazzy stuff for your dining & listening pleasure!

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/

LIVE MUSIC and FREE FOOD @ THE OLD TOWNE PUB IN PASADENA, 3pm. Corner of Fair Oaks & Union, behind the Container Store - enter thru alley off of Holly Ave. 626-577-6583. Produced by local character and Pub regular, Clayton.

FLAT TOP TOM & HIS JUMP CATS @ HOLY FAMILY CHURCH HALL IN SOUTH PASADENA, 8 - 11:30pm. 1527 Fremont Ave. Young People’s Club Swing Dance open to the public. All are welcome! $15 cover; light refreshments & door prizes. www.flattoptom.com

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There are lots of amusement parks with amazing thrill rides and attractions. But when it comes to pure awesome power and excitement in one single experience, nothing is quite like the killer whale show at SeaWorld in San Diego. BY GREG ARAGON I recently visited the park to check out one of its most popular shows, “Believe.” Opened in 2006, “Believe” is a visually-stunning production that features killer whales and their trainers dancing and acting in a multimedia extravaganza. The show is highlighted by a stainless steel set with a 3-story whale tail flanked by four 20-foot-wide video screens that operate independently or together to create a single 80-foot-long panoramic screen. The screens provide guests breathtaking views of the whales from above and below the water. The set also features waterfalls, a powerful water fountain that sprays across the pool, and original recorded music by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague. “Believe” is the story of the close relationship between trainers and killer whales. It begins with images of a young boy who loves killer whales. The story then shifts to the pool, where whale and trainer discover each other. This turns to rambunctious fun as more whales and trainers enter the pool to upbeat music before it suddenly end, leaving trainers and whales center stage. Next, a ballet segment highlights the power and awe of the relationship between trainer and whale. With help from screen images, the storyline returns to the young whale enthusiast, now a SeaWorld killer whale trainer, whose passion for the whales is passed on to the audience. After “Believe” I experienced a really cool exhibit called Wild Arctic Interaction. As the name implies, this attraction is interactive and wild. It costs $170 besides park admission, but is a very unique and spectacular behind-the-scenes tour. The adventure began with a narrated journey in which we (me and about seven other guests) encountered numerous arctic animals, including enormous Pacific walruses and gigantic polar bears. We then put on thick SeaWorld wet suits and entered the habitat of the beluga whale, which can weigh 2,500 pounds and stretch 14 feet long. Next we were allowed to go in the 650,000-gallon Bulaga pool and meet the beluga whales and touch their soft, melon-like head and feel their graceful dorsal ridge, which helps them breakup ice in the wild. This weekend SeaWorld begins its “Summer Nights” attraction in which the park features nighttime shows such as “Shamu Rocks,” an energetic musical journey around the world; “Ignight,” a high-flyin’ dolphin show featuring music and pyrotechnics; “Cirque de la Mer,” a daytime show with acrobats; “Sea Lions Tonite,” a comedy show starring Clyde and Seamore; and “Shamu’s SkySplash” firework show. Summer Nights runs weekends May 23 – June 7; and nightly June 13 – Sept 7. SeaWorld is located at 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109. Admission is $65 for ages 10 and up; $55 ages 3–9; free for kids under 3. Parking is $12. For more info, call (800) 25-SHAMU or visit www.seaworldsandiego.com.

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If all human beings were self starters, there would be no market for Tony Robbins. The pumped up feeling we get from listening to someone we admire, or watching someone who inspires us succeed, is incredibly difficult for the majority of us to self create. Difficult, yet unfortunately necessary to succeed at improving our short and long term health and fitness. There are some hard truths to self motivation that I want to share with you. Being aware and embracing these truths can help you overcome them when they try and trip you up. 1.You are all alone. It does not matter who you pay to train you, who you persuade to come for a run with you, or who you tell that you are ‘going to do it this time’ , everything comes down to just you. Not going to the gym because your friend cancelled is your fault. Eating chocolates because someone bought them for you is your fault. Understand that you alone are accountable for everything and you will succeed; do not rely on others. 2.There are no excuses. You either want to succeed or you don’t, there are no reasons for your failure, just excuses. Here are the top five excuses I hear and the translations: I don’t have time. ……………………… I don’t want to make time. I’m old……………………………………….. I’m tired. I’m injured………………………………… I’m scared. My kids take up too much time….. I don’t see my health as a priority. My schedule is too crazy……………... I’m afraid to commit in case I fail. 3.You have to generate your own cheerleader. I have written articles on the saboteurs of your exercise goals and unfortunately they are usually the people closest to you. Learn to celebrate in your own small achievements and do not rely on others to keep you motivated. It is wonderful when people give you compliments but relying upon this to keep you motivated will not help in the long run. 4.Take the punches on the chin not in the gut. I have watched people work so hard on themselves and then fall when they feel they have failed, when that is not really the reality, just their perception. For example, a client who had lost 8 lbs on her first weigh in, had only lost 2 lbs on her second. Any loss is a triumph for me but she took it as a failure and consequently gained 4 lbs at her third weigh in. Self sabotage: a most dangerous psychosis. 5.You have to help others to succeed. The feel good result of helping others can propel you to heights that you can only imagine. I had lost 35 lbs when I became a trainer and was completely stuck on the final 15 lbs. I would lose 3 and gain 5 but I knew I needed to be healthier. After I had signed up my first three clients and they were on my program, I systematically lost the 15 lbs by gaining strength and motivation from their triumph and struggles. Watching their pounds come off because they were listening to me was a huge motivational boost. By supporting and training my clients in the ways of health and fitness, they keep me motivated to take care of myself. Lynda Linforth is a certified personal trainer, licensed nutritionist and owner of Train Inc., a private personal training studio in Arcadia specializing in weight loss, post-rehab exercise, post-cancer exercise and nutrition. She can be reached at (626) 447-1049 or lyndalinforth@gmail.com. Train Inc. also offers self-defense classes for men only and women only and Bride and Bikini Boot Camp for brides to be or ladies who want to get into shape for summer.

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THE SUPERSTITIONS @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Blues, R&B, Zydeco. One of Richard Reese’s favorite bands! http://www.myspace.com/ theesuperstitions

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As my children graduated from both high school and then college, I experienced the sense of pride and accomplishment that all parents feel. You feel particularly relieved as well if you let your mind drift to those moments you doubted the day would ever come. The papers I proofread at midnight still remain word for word in my mind, and yet I loved every minute of it. As May arrives every year though I always have a group of special “children” who I taught as sixth graders preparing for the day of great excitement and feeling of freedom. Many of these students have special places in my heart. One family I have taught celebrates the first of three graduations. I t seems like yesterday I first met this wonderful family. The dad and mom were helpful to me in teaching a class of ancient history since they had met while living in Iraq. With an archaeologist as a grandparent, we benefitted from real artifacts and knowledge of the history of mankind. I also was able to tap into some great family recipes. One grandparent now lives in Greece and the family has spent many a wonderful vacation along the coastlines of this beautiful place. Fresh fish needs to be accompanied by an equally fresh salad. Cut tomatoes, cucumber, and green pepper into slices. Cut the onion in circles. Toss with salt and pepper and oregano. Add olives and feta and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar to taste. * The right feta cheese, soft from the barrel, is available from a Greek market and makes all the difference! A great addition to this salad and use of the fabulous feta cheese you bought is a classic Greek spinach and cheese pie called Spanakopita. You can even make this ahead and keep in the refrigerator up to 24 hours before baking. It is good served hot or cold. Saute scallions in a little olive oil until tender and set aside. Combine spinach, parsley, dill, eggs, cheese, and nutmeg and add scallions. Mix this well and lightly salt. Grease 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Line the dish with five sheets of phyllo, spraying each sheet with oil spray. Spread spinach mixture over the phyllo and top with remaining sheets, spraying between layers. Spray the top sheet. You can refrigerate at this point or bake for 45 minutes. Let rest before cutting into squares. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I have. Food has a way of connecting flavors and memories and I treasure having taught this year’s fine graduates and wish them much success. Interestingly I still proofread lots of papers and enjoy every minute.

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AtoZ Dinin g Dinin 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

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

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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

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ication was not necessary and the patient has recovered fully. When a case is identified as probable in a local laboratory, a swab sample is sent to the California Public Health Department laboratory for final confirmation, which can take seven to 14 days. More than 95 percent of probable cases are confirmed as swine flu. Although most incidents of swine flu identified in the U.S. to date have been mild, as is this case in Pasadena, public health officials advise residents to continue to be mindful of the presence of the H1N1 virus. Pasadena Public Health Department investigated this case. The resident is no longer contagious. People who came in close contact with the resident have shown no symptoms. “It is critically important for everyone to protect themselves and their families by practicing good hand and respiratory hygiene,” said Dr. Takashi Wada, director and health officer for the Pasadena Public Health Department. “This includes frequent hand washing, regular use of hand sanitizers, and covering coughs and sneezes with tissues. In addition, you should stay home when you are sick.” Symptoms of the H1N1 virus in humans are similar to symptoms of regular flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have also reported diarrhea and vomiting. Flu is generally spread by direct contact with germs from an infected person, from uncovered coughs or sneezes or by touching something the infected person has handled. People experiencing flu-like symptoms and concerned that it may be the H1N1 virus should call their health care providers for advice on whether to stay home or seek professional care. Pasadena Public Health Department advises residents to monitor news reports for updates.

fiction) said that on the last night of a visit to New York in the late 1940s, he met Walter Bradbury (no relation), an editor at Doubleday. This new friend said they were not looking for short stories and suggested that he pull together his imaginary tales of the invasion of Mars and its consequences into a single book. Bradbury said that that last night in New York he sat up and wrote the outline for The Martian Chronicles. The next day, the Doubleday editor bought it for an advance of $700. Bradbury said the money came just in time as his wife was expecting their first child and she, who had been supporting his writing, had been forced to give up her job. In the office of that editor, Bradbury suggested another book, The Illustrated Man, the story of a tattooed man whose tattoos come to life when sweat rolls over them. That garnered him a second $700 and put him firmly on his way. Pe r h a p s t he t he me Bradbury wove throughout

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and told himself that we was Herman Melville and the words flowed onto the typewriter. In explaining this to Huston he said he told the director. “Melville is here; hopefully he’ll be gone soon.” This concept of others urging him to write or “turning the pages” for him was repeated several times by Bradbury. He said that Shakespeare turned the pages of Moby Dick for him and that Steinbeck was another major influence especially on The Martian Chronicles. “Aldous Huxley told me I was a poet.” Bradbury told story after story of his writing and the story behind his stories. One of the most striking was of meeting sideshow artists including the tattooed man and especially Mr. Electrico. “He touched my forehead and told me I would live forever,” Bradbury said. According to Bradbur y, “Mr. Electrico” explained his comment by telling him that he, Bradbury, was a young man, his best friend, who died in W.W.I. In that way, that friend of “Mr. Elec-

trico” was living forever. It is through his words, his short stories, his plays, theatrical, screen and radio, novels and essays, Bradbury himself will also live forever. Bradbury gave a bit of advice to those in attendance. “Don’t listen to anyone else. Make a list of the people who don’t believe it you; call them up and fire them,” he said. His advice if someone asked why, “Tell them ‘Ray Bradbury told you too’”. My words a re not enough. Bradbury’s address will be on KGEM, Monrovia’s community access station starting next week. Check for the times or for a direct link to the address. KGEM is available in Monrovia on channel 3 on Time Warner and channel 6 on Champion.

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$998,000

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$589,000

GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

$674,900

This lovely home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and is about as peaceful as anything you will find. The family room has a great floor plan with access to the patio and the kitchen for maximum entertainment value! Views of the mountains add to this setting along with a lovely pool and entertainment area including a built in BBQ adjacent to the pool. (O341)

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This 3bdrm 2bth features spacious floor plan with family room, big lot 13,003 sq ft, with swimming pool, 2car attached garage, boarding on Arcadia. (E849)

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

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Located in Rosemead this 1540 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, newer roof, separate formal dining room and eat in kitchen, master suite with bath. 6812 sq.ft. lot., attached garage. (M3542)

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

This California Bungalow was originally built in 1922 and maintains its original charm and character, 2bdrms 1bth and many original features including built-ins that are mixed with modern conveniences like CA & heat, newer kitchen & bathroom. NOT an REO or short sale. Well cared for and located in a great community. So much to offer at an affordable price. (V469)

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$187,800

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED!!

$84,000

Why rent when you can own. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo has nice wood floors. There is an eating are off the kitchen. Please call for more information. (C225)

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

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Wed., May 27, 2009 7:00PM to 9:00PM FREE Current Real Estate

Six Alverno Seniors Honored for Extraordinary Service

Market Seminar

ONE-OF-A-KIND OLD TOWN MONROVIA OPPORTUNITY

Duarte City Complex 1600 Huntington Dr. , Duarte 91010 (look for REMAX signs)

• Get a general overview of the current real estate market from experts who have day-to-day experience in the field. • Get your specific questions an-

swered about short sales, foreclosures, improving your credit score, and the new federal tax credit.

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about first time home buyer’s loan programs that give interest credits, down payment and closing cost assistance to qualified buyers. Refreshments will be served!

FREE gifts to those who RSVP!

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Alverno Campus Minister Chris McGuiness with Colleen Busser, Dominique Barr, Alexis Salazar, Carolyn Bickel, Michelle Hendricks, and Janelle Shima. Together, these Alverno seniors performed more than 2,520 hours of service to others.

Six A lver no seniors will be recognized for their commitment and dedication to community service and will receive the Fr. Joaquin Masmitjá Community Service award. Initiated in 2008, this award recognizes students who have shown a consistent and generous dedication to community service. Each young woman completed a minimum of 420 verifiable service hours over her four years at Alverno High School. The six seniors who will be honored are Dominique Barr, Carolyn Bickel, Colleen Busser, Michelle Hendricks, Alexis Salazar,

and Janelle Shima. “I’m so proud to have earned this,” says Carolyn Bickel, who spent the last two summers volunteering on the Navajo and Paiute Indian Reservations in Arizona and Nevada. “I got so much out of these projects, and I’m going to work on a reservation in northern California this summer before college.” Alexis Salazar was also awarded the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Christian Service Award. “I volunteer regularly in a pre-school,” she says. “I love children and realized that this is what

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A quiet cul-de-sac location with wonderful mountain views, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has a family room, master bedroom suite, formal and informal dining, CA/FA, hardwood floors, new laminate flooring in family room and kitchen, fireplace, covered patio, pool, large spa, grassy play area and 2 car detached garage. Great floor plan. (S460)

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CITY NEWS

14 MAY 21 - MAY 27, 2009

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Tea Party continued

sonable. “I think [the AEF fundraiser] is for a good cause, but I don’t think it’s an efficient way to raise funds,” said junior Tony Duong. In many respects, the AUSD is alone when it concerns raising money to save the schools throughout Arcadia. With these fundraisers, the district is asking families in the district to stand by it during a time when it often seems no one else will.

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-Photo by Terry Miller

BY SUSAN MOTANDER

6th Grade:

The long awaited opening day of Monrovia’s New Library was held as the highlight of the city’s Monrovia Day birthday celebration. After the customary speeches, introductions and thank yous, Mayor Mary Ann Lutz cut the ribbon on the new 28,000 square foot, ecologically “green” facility. Monrovians flooded through the new building. According to one librarian, Cindy Maxwell, 3,066 people wandered through the library on opening day and many of them checked out materials. More than 2000 individual pieces were borrowed. She said that an exact account of the number of books was not available, noting that the library also now has CDs and DVDs available for check out, though there is a small fee for the use of the DVDs, a new feature at the library. One of the highlights of the day was the keynote address by famed author Ray Bradbury. The other was a spelling bee for middle school and high school students. Jill Skultin, Administrative Aide to Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction said the winners of each grade level went into a spell off for the overall city spelling championship. The winners and their “Winning Words” were:

Ć1st place ă Aira Villreal ă „Filibuster‰ Ć2nd place ă Nicholas Davenport Ć3rd place ă Christian Walton

7th Grade: Ć1st place ă Maya Feldthouse ă „Cilantro‰ Ć2nd place ă Lazaro Aguilar Ć3rd place ă Allen Arreola

8th Grade: Ć1st place - Aaron Gutierrez ă „Arachnid‰ Ć2nd place - Nicholas Pacini Ć3rd place ă Matthew Shepard

9-12th Grades: Ć1st place ă Solana Feldthouse ă „Stethoscope‰ Ć 2nd place ă Cassandra Childers Ć 3rd place ă Simon Ybarra

Overall: Ć 1st place ă Solana Felthouse ă „Saxophone‰ Ć 2nd place ă Maya Feldthouse Ć 3rd place ă Aira Villareal

Tea Party from 1 ficult ies parents and families In one fundraiser, a postcard with a teabag was sent to the home of every AHS student in March as part of the MakeBelieve Tea Party fundraiser. Sponsored by the AHS P TSA a nd a l l of the Parent Booster Groups, the MakeBelieve Tea Party hopes to raise enough money to hold a diversity program for the AHS student body and to award graduating seniors with scholarships. As a result of the budget cuts, the funding for these programs has been reduced drastically in recent years, and the programs themselves may be eliminated if there is no funding for them. Despite the unusual nature of this fundraiser, the MakeBelieve Tea Party intends to raise $5 from each household, believing that not all families can afford to donate a large amount of money, especially with the financial dif-

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throughout Arcadia are facing. Besides allowing all families to participate, the PTSA said it believes that the Tea Party does not force anyone to buy anything they do not want as part of the fundraiser. In a more financially ambitious fundraiser, a new Arcadia Educational Foundation fundraiser aims at raising $500 per student in each family to compensate for the loss of $3 million in funding to AUSD. AEF says it hopes that enough families will contribute to the fundraiser to make a substantial difference in the district’s budget and to “save teachers’ jobs, prevent class size increases, and preserve the national award-winning AUSD programs.” But even though the AEF fundraiser hopes to save the 41 teachers throughout AUSD who will be cut this year, many students believe that though they want to save these teachers, asking for $500 from each student is unrea-

Monrovia Police discovered the keys and noticed the logo to one of the keys indicated that the vehicle was probably a late model Lincoln and keen-eyed officers in the area quickly found a vehicle which matched the vehicle description in a public parking lot on the 100 block of West Lemon. When Monrovia officers discovered the unoccupied would-be getaway vehicle, which was of course unlocked, they discovered a fully loaded 9mm handgun under the seat and clothing that matched the description of the suspect who had just robbed the bank. A quick computer check confirmed the suspect’s identity and address. Once the bank robber had fled the bank and realized he didn’t have his keys, he changes clothes and left the weapon in the car as he fled on foot. Officers were unable to locate the suspect after an exhaustive search of the immediate area and even after a bloodhound was brought in for the search which ended when the dog lost the scent at the former Mervin’s building where the suspect was apparently picked up in a another vehicle. The suspect, James Ellwood Day, 63, wasn’t apprehended until later Tuesday evening, and only after the suspect himself had called Los Angeles County Police to notify them that his 1985 Lincoln Town Car had been stolen. James Ellwood Day Jr., will be charged with a felony bank robbery and remains in custody. Unbeknownst to the suspect, the LACP were already aware that Monrovia was looking for this particular individual in connection to a bank robbery. The LACP agreed to meet Day at a park near Whittier Narrows to take a report of his vehicle. As they did took a report, they also took James Day Jr. into custody and transported his to Monrovia police station for a good night’s rest.

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Duarte Denounces Racist Vandalism Attack on African American Family Mayor: Racial Persecution Will Not be Tolerated in Duarte Despite offers from the city to help ensure their security and safety, the family whose Duarte home was burglarized, ransacked and vandalized with racial epithets and gang graffiti last week (May 8), has reaffirmed to city officials that they do not want to move back into their rented home. Duarte Public Safety Director, Brian Villalobos said the city offered the family stepped up Sheriff’s patrols and surveillance, and help with the clean-up of the home, but that the family is too traumatized by the incident and afraid to return to the home. “The attack on this family was an attack on our entire community. We deplore and denounce the senseless act of racial violence and vandalism that drove a decent family from their home. Hatred and persecution of persons based on the color of their skin will not be tolerated in

Duarte. We will continue to do everything possible to find, apprehend and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law the person or persons responsible for this despicable attack,” said Fasana. In conjunction with the ongoing investigation, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday executed several searches of known gang members and made five arrests of persons for parole violations. “Our public safety department is continuing to work very closely with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to follow up on all viable leads. Resolving this case is a priority for our city,” said Duarte City Manager, Darrell George. Anyone with information about the crime may contact the Temple Sheriff’s Station at (626) 448-9861, or may leave information on the Duarte Public Safety Dept. Anonymous Tip Line at (626) 359-5671, ext. 462.

Senator Carol Liu is Guest on “City Beat” California Senator Carol Liu is the guest elected official on the latest edition of “City Beat” airing on 55 KPAS and the Internet. Liu, Pasadena Weekly reporter Joe Piasecki and moderator Ann Erdman discuss the state budget crisis and Liu’s journey from community volunteer to senator. “City Beat” replays Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8:30 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Streaming video of all 55 KPAS programming can be accessed in real time by going to www.cityofpasadena.net and clicking on City News. On Pasadena televisions where cable is connected directly to the set, and not via a cable box, 55 KPAS can be found on channel 1. For more information call (626) 795-5556.

Gang Shooting Near Monrovia Wounds Juvenile in Leg A juvenile was shot in the leg Tuesday evening just outside Monrovia. The incident appears to be gang-related according to reports from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Broderick Avenue at approximately 5:30 pm Two suspects are wanted by police for the shooting, but no description was released.

“No officer, you don't understand, somebody stole my 1985 Lincoln Town Car.” By Thom Gastelum and John Stephens


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HOME & GARDEN

MAY 21 - MAY 27, 2009

Alverno from 13

Why Can’t My Realtor Sell My Home? BY DAWN RICKABAUGH

Those overpaid, goodfor-nothing agents! Why don’t they get my house sold? They’re probably not holding enough open houses or printing enough fancy advertisements! Actually, the conversation is always about price and terms. I guess I can’t argue that there are always going to be a few inept people in any profession, but when a property isn’t selling, it usually has a lot more to do with the seller than the broker. Sellers often get stuck on price, and they usually want to list high. This is where they shoot themselves in the foot. Listing high and chasing the market down is one of the best ways to walk away with less money at the end of the day, and a great way for everyone involved to become frustrated. If you’re going to list high, at least do yourself the favor of offering terms (Owner Will Carry) whether you intend to (or think you can) accept a seller carry offer or not. This attracts more attention and provides a larger pool of potential buyers. I can already hear the objections, “But there’s no way I can carry, I need the cash, and/or I have a large mortgage, and besides, it’s too risky.” This topic is one of the conversations that will gradually be explored over time in this column, because frequently, people just don’t adequately understand their options. When they do, they are empowered to achieve desired benefits more readily, regardless of market conditions. Here’s an example of a local seller I recently worked with: He was a contractor by trade and had purchased an investment to rehab and flip. At the time he bought it, he was sitting on a $80,000+ profit, but life happened, the market happened, and by the time he had it completed 18 months later, he was sitting on a loss. Inevitably, he wanted to list high (“because I’m already taking a loss”), and skimp on real estate commissions. It took several conversations to convince him that the market really didn’t care what he ‘needed’ for, or ‘had into’ the property . . . that the market is the market, and that he

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would stack up his losses if he didn’t listen to reason. In the end, he capitulated and was in escrow in 10 days at 10% above asking. He ‘needed’ $550,000 for his property, I told him it was worth $515,000, and that he should list at $495,000 and advertise ‘Owner Will Carry.’ (He didn’t want to carry, but I knew he could if he had to, so it was primarily a marketing tool in this instance). He closed his conventional sale at $549,000 less than 2 months a f ter h it t i ng t he M L S . If he had listed at

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$549,000, there’s no way he’d have gotten it. Ebay and other auctions work for a reason. So, if you’re in the market to sell, do yourself and your Realtor a favor, list 5% lower than you expect to get for your property, and watch the buyers drool over and bid up the sales price. If you’re already languishing on the market, you can reduce the price (and/or offer terms), but after 90 days, your listing is stale. Price reductions don’t have the same punch as listing low out of the starting gate. It just makes you look desperate. You may want to consider ‘refreshing’ your listing by taking it off the market for 60 days. Dawn Rickabaugh is a local real estate broker specializing in seller financing and real estate notes. Her website is www.notequeen.com

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Just a short distance to the Mount Wilson Hiking Trail. This lovely home with 1bd, 1ba guest house, is wonderfully maintained and boasting designer colors throughout this open and spacious floor plan. A fabulously upgraded kitchen, 2bd, and 2 beautifully updated baths. The house sits on a spacious 10,670 sq. ft. lot with three deck areas for entertaining. A must see, this won’t last! SIERRA MADRE $759,000 (MIR)

PASADENA SIERRA MADRE MONROVIA

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)

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Turn of the Century Charming Bungalow. This character 2bd, 1ba starter home has a remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, tile, and blt-in appliances. Designer bath, upgraded electrical, copper plumbing, recessed lighting, and central air. Just a short stroll to town. Call for more details. SIERRA MADRE $589,000 (LIM)

I want to do with my life.” Dominique Barr is a confirmation mentor at St. Elizabeth Church, and notes that she found great satisfaction in leading younger students to their faith. Colleen Busser volunteered at a retirement center. “It made me feel great,” she says. “Everyone was always so happy to see me and I loved helping them. ” At the graduations ceremonies, they will be given a gold tassel to wear so that they stand apart for their dedication to their faith, and their community. “Our students performed 16,200 hours of service this year,” says Ann Gillick, Alverno Head of School. “Service to others is an important part of our philosophy.” Fr. Joaquin Masmitjá was the Spanish founder of the Daughters of the Immaculate Heart. His vision of a community of nuns living outside the convent to more actively minister to the needs of those around them went against prevailing beliefs. He saw a special need for the education of children, especially girls. The first group of sisters left Spain for California in 1871.

California Bungalow shows traditional flair This 2 bd, 1 ba home sits on a 7000 sq. ft. lot, with a back house that could be used as a private office, artist’s studio, rental or extended family. There are period moldings, hardwood floors throughout, and a California basement. The living room has a Batchelder fireplace with built-in bookshelves.This is a great starter home. PASADENA $498,888 (ROO)

Don’t rent and rave!(Buy and Save) –This Townhome is an awesome opportunity to own a home in the Temple City School District. Dual master suites, Balcony, central air, direct garage access, pool, clubhouse, Don’t be left out! Make an appointment to see this home today! TEMPLE CITY $448,000 (BRO)

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Splendid in the City. This 1787 sq. ft. Townhouse is centrally located to Schools, and shops. It has been tastefully remodeled through out. The master with vaulted ceilings opens to a veranda like balcony. You will feel secure inside this 3 bed 2.5 bath gated complex. Find out why we call this special. MONROVIA $649,000 (ESP

Combined with the current tax incentives and today’s low home prices, right now is a smart time to make your move! In fact, you will even find that many of our communities are currently offering additional incentives on top of the already low prices.


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MAY 21 - MAY 27, 2009

Top 1% of Prudential Realtors Nationwide

Parade of Ponds Event Coming May 30th Reni Rose (626) 355-8400 110 Coburn, Sierra Madre Offered at $1,365,000.

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

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

Mike Gutkin Finds Success at Century 21 Village Andy Bencosme, managing broker of Century 21 Village Realty recently congratulated Mike Gutkin on his selling his first home. Bencosme said that he was very impressed since Gutkin has only been with the office for a short time. Gutkin said that he is very excited about his new association with Village and that he chose the Sierra Madre office for the wonderful atmosphere, friendly agents and Bencosme’s extensive real estate knowledge. He also noted that he had read a lot about the other agents and their success on the internet and in the local newspapers. Originally from Arizona, Gutkin has lived in the local community for over 18 years; He holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of San Diego. Prior to his real estate career, Gutkin worked as an educator of immigrant students and also in the public sector and legal field. When not working in real estate, Gutkin said that he enjoys spending time with his large family. Mike Gutkin and all the friendly Century 21 Village agents can be reached at 626 355-1451.

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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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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!

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.

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. 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.

142 E. Mira Monte, Sierra Madre Offered at: $759,000

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Located in north Sierra Madre, this home is located a short distance to the Mount Wilson hiking trail. This lovely home is located on a 10,670 sf lot and is 1,518 sf with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. There is a guest quarters off the 2-car garage which has a deck and kitchenette. The home was built in 1950 and many new fabulous upgrades including new designer interior colors, dual paned windows, new roof, recessed lighting, central air & heat. It is wonderfully maintained. This one won’t stay on the market long.

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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!

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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.

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Pacific Outdoor Living’s Parade of Ponds tour will be taking place on May 30-31. The weekend long, self-guided tour will feature some of California Waterscapes most stunning and magnificent ponds. This year the event will consist of two tours; the San Gabriel Valley Tour and the Crescenta Valley tour. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at CaliforniaWaterscapes.com. Most homes on the tour will be open from 9a.m. to 5p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organizations: Five Acres, AIDS Ser-

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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!

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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MAY 21 - MAY 27, 2009 School•Religion•Community Activities•Social

Ragin' Cajun at IC for the Fiesta Arcadia Rotary’s

Salute to Seniors The annual Salute to Seniors luncheon given by the Arcadia Rotary Club was held on Tuesday, May 12 from 11:30 am – 1:30pm. At this special event Rotarians along with the City Council, Senior Commissioners and other guests honored Mary “Mickey” Ball as 2009 Senior of the Year, nominated by the Altrusa Club. Mayor John Wuo presented Mickey with a plaque from the City and presented a proclamation designating May as Senior Citizens month to the Rotary Club. George Fasching, Rotary member, was the emcee and the special entertainment, Corinne Delgado, vocalist and Jay Cohen, bugler from Santa Anita Race Track was enjoyed by the 240 people in attendance. Mary “Mickey” Ball has led an exemplary life of service and dedication; from her time iwwn the military to her devotion to her family; from her unwavering belief in her students to her tireless commitment to our community. Mickey Ball served in the Navy during the Korean conflict for the W.A.V.E.S. (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) In Washington D.C. She trained on a decommissioned submarine in Cleveland, OH (Lake Erie) as a Sonar Striker and has the distinction of being among the first

women allowed to work on a submarine. After moving to Arcadia in 1954, Mickey taught at Monrovia Middle and High Schools as a Science teacher. Following her retirement, Mickey immediately joined the California Retired Teachers Association of the San Gabriel Valley (CRTA). Over the years she has held virtually every position in the CRTA including President. Mickey is an active volunteer in our community. When she is not giving tours of the Ruth and Charles Gilb Historical Museum, you can find her distributing books for the Altrusa Club of Arcadia, or setting up “Pennies for Pines” for the Arcadia Women’s Club. She also collects and sends books to a blind organization that duplicates the books to Braille for children. Mickey Ball is the epitome of community volunteer. Mickey’s devotion to her family, her friends and colleagues in Arcadia is neverending. Arcadia is certainly fortunate to have this wonderful lady in our midst. On behalf of the Arcadia Rotary Club, the Arcadia Senior Citizen’s Commission and the City of Arcadia, it is with great pleasure that we present Mary “Mickey” Ball as the 2009 Senior Citizen of the year.

AHS Track Star Signs with UC Berkeley

BY SUSAN MOTANDER PHOTO BY SUSAN MOTANDER

This weekend is the annual fiesta at Immaculate Conception Church in Monrovia. With a theme of Ragin’ Cajun, it will be Mardi Gras meets Fiesta and fun in any language. There will be all the usual

food fare: Carne Asada, Tri Tip. Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, Pizza, Ice Cream and Coffee. At these goodies can be found at the carnival and in the beverage garden. Ron Clark, the chair of this year’s fiesta said

“You crave it, we have it.” All weekend long there will be live entertainment in the beverage garden with several live bands. The foods, fun and rides will open on Friday at 6 PM

with the fun lasting until 11 PM. Saturday the hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday the party starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until closing at 11 p.m. IC is located at 726 S. Shamrock in Monrovia.

After being heavily recruited by Harvard, Yale, Penn, Columbia, and Stanford, to name only a few, Arcadia High School’s Renaud Poizat signed this week to run Cross Country and Track at UC Berkley. He will leave Arcadia in June as the most decorated Cross Country and Track athlete in the school’s history, with an impressive list of accomplishments and records on his athletic resume. He is the school record holder in Cross Country over 3 miles (14:35) and 5k (15:12) and represented Arcadia Cross Couyntry in four CIF Finals, four State Finals, and three Nike Nationals races. His Cross Country teams finished 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 4th at State in Division 1 while he served as Team Captain in 2007 and 2008. In the State XC Finals this year he finished 5th in the Division 1 race in the most competitive State Meet race in history as both #1 Dana Hills and #2 Buchanan smashed the former course team-time records.

Philanthropy, Community Service Filled Civic Club’s Agenda

Honorees receiving Sierra Madre Civic Club’s Education Awards. (l-r) Stephen Loesch, Timothy Crilly, Kelly Hartman, Jordan Wingate and Carolyn Bickel.

Sier ra Mad re Civ ic Club brought a successful year to a close this May with a philanthropic giveaway totaling $23,600. Included were their Education Awards 2009 presented to five high school seniors. The following graduating students were honored: Carolyn Bickel of Alverno High School, Timothy Crilly of St. Francis High

School, Kelly Hartman of La Salle High School, Stephen Loesch of Pasadena High and Jordan Wingate of La Salle High School. Among major points considered i n choosi ng these honorees from a list of applicants were t heir volu nt eer ism schola st ic achievements. Monetary awards were presented at the club’s May meeting

held i n Memor ia l Pa rk Hart Senior Center. Family members were invited to be present. The large overall philanthropy distribution went to a long list of needs locally that were investigated by members. Included in the list were the Sierra Madre Fire Dept., Paramedics, Library, Rose Float Assoc., Historical Society, Conva-

lescent Aid Society, Sierra Madre Middle School, City of Hope and Foothill Unity Center. The club also gave numerous volunteer hours of service. Among those were the planting and care of the City Hall Rotunda, Halloween Window Painting, Huck Finn Fishing Derby, Sierra Madre Clean-Up Day and the Mt. Wilson Trail Race.


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It was a warm spring day at the Santa Anita Bowling Green Club as 25 ladies from the Southwest Women¹s Division took to Green Number t hree in t he A rcadia Count y Pa rk. By t he time the day was over, they had endured an afternoon temperature of 100 degrees, played one game of Rinks, a split game of Triples and Singles, and ended up with a Pairs game to cap off the day. Each of the six teams was comprised of four ladies. After the first game of Rinks (Four bowlers on a team, using only two bowls), the teams were split into a Triple and a Single game. (Triples use 3 bowls a nd t he

singles uses 4 bowls) After that, the teams were split into two Pairs teams. After the first game the ladies broke for lunch. The Santa Anita Club provided tea, lemonade, coffee and other goodies for the ladies to enjoy with their lunches they brought from home. The kitchen guru, Gayle Plunkett, kept things cold and even served two dozen deviled eggs, which didn¹t last very long. Then after lunch the Tournament Director, Izzie Forbes got the ladies rolling again. They started at nine in the morning and ended just about four in the afternoon. Needless to say the 100-degree temperatures took its toll, but everyone made it to

Group shot of all the 25 ladies predicating in the Southwest Ladies Division of the U. S. Lawn Bowls Association ‘California Bears’ tournament. - Photos by Gene Plunkett

the end. A lt houg h t he event was held at the Santa Anita Bowling Green Club, nearly

all of the bowlers were from other clubs around S out her n C a l i for n ia . The winning team was made up of Cecile Langev i n f rom t he L ong Beach L aw n Bowl i ng Club. Evelyn Tiel from Sun City LBC, Verna Wallace from Hemet and Jo Mumma from Riverside LBC. Coming in second wa s: Kot t ia Spa ngler from the Riverside LBC, Ann Nunes and Sybil Bernash of the Newport Harbor LBC, and Rosa Gandara a three time singles champion from Hermosa Beach LBC. The ladies are looking forward now to the Southwest Division Open Tournament which opens on May 28th for the ladies and running for six days. The men¹s events start on May 30th and run through June 4th. This tournament will be held at Santa Anita Bowing Green Club greens in Arcadia County Park. There¹s a one day break and then it¹s the 39th Annual Benefit for The Cit y of Hope Tr iples Tournament on the 6th of June. All entry fees will be donated to The City of Hope. Last year they received $3,200.00 from the bowlers that participated. More information is available at www. lawnbowling- arca dia.com

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Units were dispatched to Westfield Mall around 12:51 a.m. in reference to a battery that just occurred. Three subjects, two male and one female, exited Dave & Busters and were attacked by five to six Hispanic suspects for no apparent reason. Two male victims suffered minor injuries to the head and face but refused medical treatment. The suspects were not found during an area search. Loss prevention personnel from Macy’s advised that they had detained a woman for theft around 3:00 p.m. The suspect took merchandise, concealed them in a shopping bag, and left the store without making payment. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 41-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for commercial burglary. Additionally, a glass-smoking pipe was found in her purse so she was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, May 4 A residential burglary occurred between 1:00 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Second. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home by unknown means and ransacked rooms. The suspect(s) took fine jewelry and watches. Around 11:22 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of San Miguel in reference to a battery. During an argument, the suspect shoved his wife and caused a laceration to her arm. A 65-year-old male Asian was arrested for battery against a spouse.

Tuesday, May 5 A traffic stop was initiated at Orange Grove and Santa Margarita around 11:35 a.m. for a code violation. The driver did not have a driver’s license, registration, or proof of insurance. A record check based on his Mexican Government I.D. revealed that the 25-year-old Hispanic had a $30,000 warrant for prostitution. He was arrested at the scene without incident. A victim came to the station around 1:22 p.m. to report the theft of his laptop computer. The victim advised that his laptop was stolen from the Arcadia Library on May 4 around 3:00 p.m. Further investigation led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male Asian from Arcadia High School, and he was charged with grand theft and conspiracy.

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At 1:00 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud report. Unknown suspect stole the victim’s rent check, altered it, and attempted to cash the $2,000 check at a bank in Montebello. Bank personnel recalled that the suspect was a male Hispanic with a shaved head. A grand theft occurred at Gymboree, located at Westfield Mall, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) stole over 140 pairs of underwear for a total reported loss of about $670.

Friday, May 8 Between 2:00 p.m. on April 24 and 4:00 p.m. on May 7, a grand theft occurred at 450 East Huntington. Unknown suspect(s) gained access to the rooftop and removed copper drainage pipes from four air conditioning units. Units responded to the 1400 block of South 10th in reference to a residential burglary that probably occurred between April 14 and April 16 while the house was tented for fumigation. The resident recently discovered a jewelry box containing numerous pieces of jewelry was missing from a closet.

Saturday, May 9 Around 3:37 a.m., officers observed a car traveling in the wrong direction and later located the vehicle at the County Park parking lot. The driver pulled up to the patrol unit and advised that he was drunk. The odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected and a field sobriety test revealed that the 26-year-old male Asian was operating the vehicle while intoxicated and was arrested for DUI. Two passengers, a 22-year-old female Asian and a 28-year-old male Asian, were also arrested for public intoxication. Units were dispatched to Embassy Suites, 211 East Huntington, around 3:18 p.m. in reference to a female suspect having used a stolen credit card in the past. It was discovered that the stolen credit card may be unfounded; however, a record check revealed that the 28-year-old Hispanic had a $50,000 outstanding warrant. A glass meth pipe was found in her room during a consent search, so she was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Two subjects, a man and a woman, were located in the arrestee’s hotel room. A record check of the 22-year-old male Hispanic indicated that he had a felony no bail warrant for burglary and glass-smoking pipes were found on his person. He was taken into custody without incident.

SIERRA MADRE Monday, May 4th

7:13 AM – Hit and Run Traffic Collision, 300 block Sturtevant Drive. A hit and run driver sideswiped the left front door of a beige 1992 Plymouth Sundance sedan. The incident occurred between 3:00 pm on Saturday, 5/2/09, and 7:10 am on Monday, 5/4/09. There was no suspect vehicle information. The damage is estimated at about $500.00. 10:21 PM – Arrest, Driving Under the


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Tuesday, May 5th: 7:05 AM – Residential House Fire, 400 block East Laurel Ave. Police and fire responded to a calla of a house fire and found the home fully engulfed in flames. The resident, an 89 year old man, suffered minor injuries to his forehead and arms. He was treated and later released from Arcadia Methodist Hospital. The home sustained significant damages and cause of fire is under investigation. No other structures were damaged and there were no other reported injuries.

Saturday, May 9th: 1:31 AM – Arrest, Driving Under the Influence, 200 block of West Sierra Mare Blvd. Two women reported being followed by a stranger driving a red 2002 Dodge pickup truck. Police stopped the motorist driving the red truck. The officer determined that the driver was under the influence of methamphetamine. The officer arrested the man and took him to the Pasadena Police jail for remand.

MONROVIA Vehicle Vandalism

On May 7 at 6:28 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Lincoln regarding a vandalism report. The victim had parked his vehicle in front of his residence the night before on May 6. In the morning, he discovered someone had thrown a rock through the rear window. No suspects were seen or heard. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

On May 7 at 7:45 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of West Hillcrest. When they arrived, the victim reported that someone had broken the driver side door window of his vehicle and had taken his IPod from under the seat and his wallet from the glove box. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Vandalism

On May 7 at 10:23 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Peppertree regarding a vandalism report. The victim reported that someone had broken the windshield of his vehicle during the night. No suspects were seen or heard. Investigation continuing.

Theft from Vehicle

On May 7 at 3:52 p.m., an officer went to the 200 block of El Nido regarding a theft report. The victim’s vehicle was parked overnight on the street and left unlocked. The only item taken was white polo shirt. No suspects were seen or heard. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

On May 7 at 4:26 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Norumbega regarding a vehicle burglary. When the officer arrived, the victim told him someone had broken into the camper shell on his truck during the night and stole approximately $1,000 worth of tools from a tool box. The truck was parked on the street and the suspects punched the handle locks on the shell. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft from Vehicle On May 8 at 6:14 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of South Alta Vista. When the officer arrived, the victim told him he parked his vehicle in front of the location last night, but left a window partially down. He returned to his vehicle this morning and found his stereo had been taken. Investigation continuing.

Attempt Grant Theft Auto. On May 8 at 7:31 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Valley View. On arrival, the victim reported he had parked his vehicle in front of his residence the night before. The driver side door was left unlocked. The victim returned to his vehicle the next morning and noted the glove box open and papers all over the interior. He tried to start the vehicle and it would not start. He then noticed the ignition had been punched. Investigation continuing.

Vandalism / Minors in Possession of Alcohol / Contributing to Delinquency of Minors / Suspects Arrested On May 8 at 1:45 p.m., a witness reported a subject had vandalized a left turn traffic sign on Huntington. She provided a description of the vehicle, the license plate, and reported the vehicle had driven into a parking lot in the 300 block of West Huntington. Officers arrived and stopped the vehicle. A DMV check of the license plate indicated the registered owner had a $30,000 outstanding warrant. The six occupants were detained and subsequently arrested. The parents were notified and responded to the police station to take custody of their sons. The registered owner of the vehicle came into the lobby and was arrested for the warrant. The reporting party was called and advised she is eligible for the $100 Graffiti Bounty reward for reporting the crime, which led to the arrest of the vandals.

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NOTICE OF POLLING PLACES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Special Municipal Election to be held in the City of Arcadia on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 1. there shall be nine (9) voting precincts. 2. that the polling places for the respective precincts shall be the places designated below and the language(s) other than English in which assistance will be provided. Voting Precinct 1 FOOTHILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL 171 E. Sycamore Avenue, 91006 Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Assistance will be provided in: Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Voting Precinct 4 FIRE STATION 107 - APPARATUS ROOM 79 W. Orange Grove Avenue, 91006 Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Assistance will be provided in: Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Voting Precinct 12 ARCADIA POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM 250 W. Huntington Drive, 91007 Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Assistance will be provided in: Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Voting Precinct 14 FIRE STATION 106 – TRAINING ROOM 630 S. Baldwin Avenue, 91007 Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Assistance will be provided in: Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Voting Precinct 22 ARCADIA COMMUNITY CENTER – Billiard Room 375 Campus Drive, 91007 Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Assistance will be provided in: Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Voting Precinct 26 ARCADIA GARDENS RETIREMENT HOTEL 720 W. Camino Real, 91007 Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Assistance will be provided in: Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Voting Precinct 35 EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION - BLUE TABLE 1881 S. First Avenue, 91006 Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Assistance will be provided in: Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Voting Precinct 36 ARCADIA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL To: Property Owners within a 1,000-foot radius of the Westfield Santa Anita mall From: City of Arcadia Development Services Division Pursuant to State law, the City Council hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to determine as to whether the following request should be approved, conditionally approved, or denied: Application: Amendment to Architectural Design Review No. ADR 2005-026 and Resolution No. 6562 – Expansion of Westfield Santa Anita Mall Phase 1b. Location: 400 S. Baldwin Avenue in the City of Arcadia, County of Los Angeles. Request: Westfield LLC is requesting an amendment to one of the conditions of approval in Resolution No. 6562 for the approved Phase 1b expansion to increase the restaurant space from 10,000 square feet to 23,500 square feet, which includes outdoor dining. The proposed change does not increase the total square footage approved for Phase 1b because there would be an equal reduction in retail space (i.e., 13,500 square feet of space previously slated for retail uses would be replaced with the requested amount of restaurant space). Applicant: Westfield LLC Environmental Document: A Class 1, Categorical Exemption per Section 15301 of the Guidelines for the California Environmental Quality Act. Time of Public Hearing: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 7:00

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The application file and plans of the proposed project are available for review at the Planning Services offices. All interested persons are invited to appear at the Public Hearing and to provide evidence or testimony concerning the proposed project and environmental document. You are hereby advised that should you desire to legally challenge any action taken by the City Council with respect to the project and/or environmental document, you may be limited to raising only those issues and objections which you or someone else raised at or prior to the time of the Public Hearing. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed project and/or environmental document may do so at the Public Hearing or by writing to Planning Services prior to the June 2, 2009 Public Hearing. For further information regarding this matter, or to submit comments, please contact Lisa Flores, Senior Planner, at Planning Services: 240 West Huntington Drive, P.O. Box 60021, Arcadia CA 91066, (626) 574-5445, fax to (626) 447-9173, or by e-mail at lflores@ ci.arcadia.ca.us. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the Public Hearing, please contact Planning Services at (626) 5745423 at least three (3) working days before the meeting or time when such special services are needed. This notification will help city staff in making reasonable arrangements to provide you with access to the Public Hearing. Arcadia City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on alternate Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be closed on May 22, 2009 and May 25, 2009 in observance of Memorial Day. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT Community Development Division / Planning Services Lisa Flores, Senior Planner (626) 574-5445 Publish Date: May 21, 2009 Mail Date: May 21, 2009 OTHER PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 4004646 Trustee Sale No.: 58912 Loan No.: H3990018486 APN: 8506-011-007 You are in Default under a Deed

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF TONY FERRER 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 Request for Special Notice (form DE154) 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

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Fight / Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Subject Arrested On M ay 9 a t 1:52 a.m., an officer was driving through the rear parking lot of a local bar in the 300 block of South Myrtle when he saw a male subject reach into his vehicle and retrieve a folding utility knife. The subject opened the knife and threatened a group of people standing near him in the parking lot. The subject was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

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Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) recently sent shock waves across party lines and the aisle of the Senate floor, defecting to the Democratic party. Saying he isn’t “re-electable” as a Republican, Specter announced his decision to run in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 2010 Senatorial race. Specter has served as a Republican Senator from the state of Pennsylvania for 29 years. Now I know this will give Democrats a near filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes, well that is if Minnesota’s Al Franken is eventually seated in the Senate. But I’ve got a big problem with this nonetheless. While John Cornyn (R-TX) labeled it, “a naked act of political self-preservation”, it’s nothing short of opportunism, selfishness, and disloyalty. And though President Obama praised Specter, saying the Democrats are “thrilled to have you”, not all Democrats feel the same. I, for one am very wary of this move as it jeopardizes the core philosophies, conviction, and integrity of the party. In fact, I am appalled this is being so widely accepted. Are Democrats to trust a turncoat who showed no loyalty to his party, only to oneself in an effort to preserve their seat and senior standing in the Senate? What will Specter do when the political winds shift once again to the right wing, which they always do, announce he’s been born again to appeal to the Christian right wing, gaining their support while deeming the Democratic agenda as demonic? Initially elected as part of the Reagan-era Big Tent in 1980, Specter has supported the Republican platform as moderately as possible, trying to straddle the line for the sake of appealing to both sides of Pennsylvania’s constituency. This lack of conviction should be viewed as indicative of Mr. Specter’s character. Is this defection to the Democratic party akin to the theory of Yuri in the C.I.A.? OK,

I know that sounds a tad bit paranoid, but this is the man who while serving as junior counsel on the Warren Commission, was the chief architect of the “single bullet theory”. And we all know what a magical bullet that was, defying all theories of physics and logic, killing President Kennedy and wounding Governor John Connally of Texas; essentially protecting the responsible parties and quenching the thirst of the Texas oil bankers who had an interest in keeping the war machine operating in Vietnam. Let’s also keep in mind Specter’s role during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings in 1991. The Republican Senator earned the nickname, “Snarlin’ Arlen” for his prosecutorial tone towards Anita Hill, ultimately calling her testimony regarding Thomas’ alleged sexual harassment towards her, “flat-out perjury”. Is this the man female Democrats want in their party? Some say time heals all political wounds. But one could view this as his defiance of women’s rights and their pursuit of equality on all levels of government and private industry. Democrats have long been labeled a variety of things, liberal, card-carrying members of the ACLU (like that’s some sort of crime), tree huggers, etc. But the one that evokes an aura of a double standard is “elitist”. But I embrace the term. Intellectually elite, educationally elite, progressively elite, socially elite. Yes, we embrace the idea of a President who graduated at the top of his Harvard Law class. Unlike the Republican party, we don’t need the dudes so badly we’re willing to compromise our ideologies, philosophies, and most importantly, our integrity to let one 79-year-old man in the party. Call it what you will. But if the Democratic party is labeled “elitist” for one reason or another, fine. An intellectual country club that just rejected Mr. Specter’s application. Sorry, Arlen, but thank you for your interest.

Blotters from 25 about a single shot being fired in the area of check of the drivers arrest history revealed three convictions for DUI, making this arrest a felony.

Hit and Run Traffic Accident with Injury / Felony Driving Under the Influence / Suspect Arrested On May 9 at 7:52 a.m., dispatch received a 9-1-1 cellular call of a hit and run collision on Mountain. The driver had driven over the center line and collided with a vehicle on the other side, and then attempted to leave the scene. The vehicle information was broadcast to police units. A Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy observed the suspect vehicle trying to turn onto Mountain from Hurstview, but the driver hit the curb. The deputy was able to detain the driver, and he was positively identified as the being involved in the hit and run accident. The driver was arrested and taken to the Monrovia Police Department where his blood alcohol count was found to be more than twice the legal limit. The victim complained of back and neck pain and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Shot Fired / Warrant Arrest On May 9 at 11:36 p.m., residents called

the 500 block of Royal Oaks. Officers responded and checked the area, but did not find anyone or any evidence of a shot being fired. One of the officers spoke to a resident who gave information on a male subject they said fired the shot. They reported the man fired the shot to scare teens who he believes poisoned his dogs. Officers made contact with the man and he was determined to be intoxicated. He was agitated and claimed a group of male teens were responsible for poisoning several of his dogs. A computer check of the resident revealed a warrant for his arrest. He did not admit to firing a gun and no gun or evidence of a gun being fired was located. The resident was arrested for the warrant, booked, and later released with a citation to a family member due to existing medical conditions.

Vandalism / Drunk in Public / Warrant Arrest On May 11 at 1:26 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding three subjects walking southbound and breaking planters.Officers responded and located the subjects. A field show-up was conducted and the subjects were positively identified and arrested. They were charged with vandalism, being drunk in public and outstanding warrant.


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