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THURSDAY, JUNE 11 - JUNE 17, 2009 VOLUME 14, NO. 47

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Temple City Mayor, Former Mayor and Council Candidate Indicted on Felony Charges Capra Resigns, Strikes

From left: Attorney John Powers, Scott Carwile, former Mayor Cathe Wilson, Attorney Robert Wilson and Mayor Judy Wong of Temple City appeared in court in Los Angeles Wednesday morning on Felony charges. -Photos by Terry Miller

BY TERRY MILLER & JOHN STEPHENS

Temple City Mayor Judy Wong, former Mayor Cathe Wilson and a former council candidate Scott Carwile were all indicted this morning in Los Angeles on felony charges at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles.

21-COUNT INDICTMENT HANDED DOWN All three defendants appeared in Dept. 100 looking anxious and deeply affected by their respective circumstances. Mayor Judy Wong, former Mayor Cathe Wilson, and Wilson’s campaign treasurer

Scott Carwile pleaded not guilty to multiple felony counts of bribery and perjury. The 21-count indictment was returned Monday by the Los Angeles County Grand Jury and unsealed Wednesday by County Superior Court

Judge Patrica Schnegg after the three surrendered and appeared for arraignment. The charges stem from allegations that Wong, Wilson and David Capra, all council members in 2007, demanded and received cash bribes from

Randy Wang, developer of the beleaguered $75 million Piazza project long planned for the intersection of Las Tunas Drive and Rosemead Boulevard. The three allegedly demanded bribes and received campaign contributions in return for support of the project. David Capra plead guilty last week to one misdemeanor count of failure to report a campaign contribution and agreed to resign from the council effective immediately in exchange for protection from today’s felony charges levied against the other defendants. Wong, 53, is charged with three counts of perjury, five counts of bribery and one count of solicitation to commit bribery, all felonies. Wilson, 76, is charged with three counts each of perjury and bribery. Carwile, 50, is charged with four counts of perjury and one misdemeanor count of failure to establish a campaign fund for reporting contributions. Prosecutors asked that bail be set at $250,000 for Wong, $150,000 for Wilson and $100,000 for Carwile. Judge Schnegg refused requests by attorneys for bail reduction in the case of all three defendants. Judy Wong’s attorney, Sanford H. Perliss, said that his client continues to deny all the allegations. Developer Randy Wang’s attorney, Patrick Duffy on Tuesday afternoon and said

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Plea Bargain to Avoid Further Charges Misdemeanor Offense Addresses Unreported Campaign Contributions BY JOHN STEPHENS

After a six years serving on the City Council of Temple City, David Capra resigned from the office on Tuesday June 2. In an email to City Clerk Mary Flandrick, Capra cited his ongoing health problems as the reason for his resignation. “My health has deteriorated since my recent stroke,” said Capra in the letter, “and my decision to resign is in large part due to my current health concerns.” Capra suffered a stroke one yea r ago la st June. Around the same time, it became known that he, as well as former Mayor Cathé Wilson and current Mayor Judy Wong were part of an investigation into alleged solicitation of bribes related to Randy Wang’s Piazza mall development. In February of this year, an armed investigation unit from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office performed unannounced searches of City Hall, the three council member’s homes, as well as that of Scott Carwile, a

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Henry’s Farmers Market Opens Next Wednesday Unclear Rules Governing Local Non-Profit Studio Delay Contract Renewal BY SUSAN MOTANDER

Monrovia Council Members Ask KGEM for Openness in Membership, Record Keeping and Public Input BY JOHN STEPHENS

Unlike most cities in Southern California, whose government and cable access channels are produced and programmed by a city-owned and operated studio, Monrovia’s channels are managed by a non-profit organization called Community Media of the Foothills (CMF) which either produce content for and/ or program and administer three channels in Monrovia,

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Councilman Tom Adams called KGEM’s now-defunct membership fee “Un-American”, instead proposing a tiered membership program wherein wine glasses would be given to those contributing higher amounts to the non-profit studio.-Photo Courtesy of KGEM-TV

Next Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Henry’s Farmers Market will open at 400 W. Huntington Drive, the corner of Huntington and Mayflower. To celebrate, they will be giving away 200 bags of preselected groceries to the first people to arrive. The location has been vacant since Lucky’s market left more than a decade ago. In addition to the completely remodeled store, the complex will feature new stores which will be in place soon. “Our greatest strength is our produce department” Janet Little, nutritionist and spokesman for Henry’s Farmers Market, said. In this new more than 25,000 sq. ft. will be dedicated to produce.

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“Henry’s started as a produce market 66 years ago,” she noted. She described the presentation of the produce as reminiscent of a produce stand with “beautiful, bountiful piles of produce.” Another feature of the store is the large selection of bulk food items. Bak-

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ing needs such as flours, legumes, seeds and more are available in the amount the consumer wants to purchase. “I like to say hat we have as much as you want or as little as you need,” Little said. In addition to the bulk food items (which includes

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EDITOR John Stephens

BY DOROTHY DENNE

Filing My Pile

The Gold Line heads East.

Last week I told you I was filing my pile. In other words, putting my collection of scraps in meaningful order. I also told you that I’m often not real successful at the task. This time was no exception. I did more rereading than filing. I liked these two for my parent/teacher group. One is called Simple Truth---The concerned father consulted his doctor friend. He said, “We took our son to a psychologist who says our son has ‘impropr motivation and hostile environment, coupled with genetic placidity.’ What does he mean?” The friend cleared the mystery up. “He means your son’s a bum.” And, this one called It All Depends---Other children lie, but your children confuse fiction with fact. Other children steal, but your children are young and don’t completely understand the meaning of personal-property rights. Other children talk too much, but your children are developing good communication experiences by joining with free expression in adult conversations. Other children act like bullies, but your children at times use their physical strength to develop a well-rounded personality. There were a few on life in general. Life Begins at 60---A wise old lady of 80 tells her friends, as they reach 60, “You have spent 60 years in preparation for life, you will now begin to live. At 60 you have learned what is worthwhile. You have conquered the worst forms of foolishness, you have reached a balance period of life; knowing good from evil,what is precious, what is worthless. Danger is past, the mind is peaceful, evil is forgiven, the affections are strong, envy is weak. It is the happy age.” We-l-l-l-l, I’m not so sure, but at 80 if it makes her happy--why not? I like this poem that was engraved in a watch that Will Rogers once presented as a gift.

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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

Metro Rail Returning to East LA Some 46 years after the last trolley crossed the First Street Bridge, rail is returning to East LA with the opening of a new branch of the Metro Gold Line. The soon-to-open extension will span six miles from Union Station in downtown LA via the Little Tokyo/Arts District and Boyle Heights to Atlantic/ Pomona Boulevards.

Metro Bus Team Nation’s Best Teams from more than 50 public transit agencies recently competed to see who was best and Metro came out on top. Mechanics Frank Forde, Rommel Vargas and Andrew Warren Jr. along with operator Juan Navarro formed the Metro team which won the overall championship at the 2009 International Bus Roadeo.

The Clock of Life---

The expansion of Metro Rail to East LA is prompting several bus route changes beginning June 28. In addition, service in the Northeast San Fernando Valley is being restructured on that date. For complete details and timetables, visit metro.net.

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THE GOOD LIFE

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COLUMNISTS Dorothy Denne Floretta Lauber Lou Perlin Wally Hage

PUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHIEF Von Raees

To wrap up the week, let’s go with a couple of old Henny Youngman near-one liners---A man brags about his new hearing aid, “It’s the most expensive one I’ve ever had, it cost $2,500.” His friend asks, “What kind is it?” He says, “Half-past-four.” A doctor asked his young woman patient, “Do you know what the most effective birth control pill is?” She replied, “No.” He said, “That’s it!”

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The clock of life is wound but once And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop, At late or early hour. Now is the only time we own Love, live, toil with a will. Do not wait until tomorrow, For the clock may then be still.

Metro Service Changes Set for June 28

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PHOTOGRAPHER Terry Miller

On June 14, Americans will once again celebrate the adoption of this country’s first national flag. The most popular name of the flag is the “Stars and Stripes”. Over time it has also been referred to as “Old Glory”, “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the Grand Old Flag. The Continental Congress approved the first American flag on June 14, 1777 and it represented the thirteen original colonies. Between 1777 and 1960 there have been many changes and additions to our flag. For more than 200 years the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s strength and unity. The flag stands for the land, the people, the government and the ideals of the United States. Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice. The American flag flies on the moon, sits atop Mount Everest, was proudly displayed on the shores of Iwo Jima and is hurtling out into space. Today, when we view our Country’s flag, we think of liberty, freedom, pride, and Betsy Ross.

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-Photo By Terry Miller An employee of Henry’s Market stocks the canned good shelves in preparation of grand opening next week.

various spices), the store has a one of the largest selections of vitamins and minerals as well as homeopathic remedies. The staff is also prepared to answer questions regarding these items. There is also a fully stocked (no pun intended) meat department with “all natural meat,” according to Little. All natural meat is defined as having no artificial ingredients, hormones or antibiotics. Little says the beef is all grass fed. Little described shopping at

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Henry’s Farmers Markets as “reminiscent of produce stands and corner butcher shops of the 1950s. We’re proud to support local California area farmers, fishermen and suppliers whenever possible,” Little said. “It promotes sustainability and enables us to offer our customers the freshest and most practicallypriced products available.” Henrys also is establishing outreach programs to the community. For example, there will be two scheduled events in the upcoming weeks at the new market. On June 23 a class on “decoding food

labels” will be held at the store from 11 AM to noon and repeated at 6 - 7 PM. Then on June 30 from 11 Am to noon there will be a store tour and discussion of wheat-free, gluten-free diets. Reservations are requires for these events. Sign up for either in the vitamin department of the store. “Henry’s has also always been devoted to partnering with nonprofit organizations in the community,” she added. Several groups in the community have already expressed an interesting in working with the new market.

KGEM from 1 include Franchise fees, what are ing that this particular paragraph as well as channels in Sierra Madre, San Marino and, most recently Temple City. As opposed to being employees of the city, Community Media of the Foothills is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose members vote to elect a Board of Directors. The nine volunteers who make up the Board of Directors then set policy, the budget and hire the lead staff. While this distinction between city-owned airwaves and those under the direction of a citycontracted non-profit may seem inconsequential, the arrangement has led to questions among citizens and council members regarding membership fees and, more generally, whether or not the organization, whose funding comes largely from city contracts, should comply with the same Brown Act standards of transparency and openness to which all fully governmental bodies must abide. The issue was discussed at the May 19th City Council meeting in which Councilmen Tom Adams and Clarence Shaw voiced concerns about the organization’s practice of charging a $25 membership fee to become a voting member. Deputy City Manager Dick Singer explained the funding structure to the council, saying that there are three sources of funding for the Cable Access programming. Those

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called PEG Fees, and 13 cents per subscriber per month. “What is before you,” said Singer “is basically the same agreement with the same provisions in it. The franchise fees, the service fees and the PEG fees that come to us are then forwarded wholly and in part to Community Media of the Foothills.” In addition to those there is a 5% franchise fee paid to the City of Monrovia by cable providers, 1% of which is passed along to CMF. “Again, the money that is coming through has not changed in any way.” Councilman Tom Adams expressed concern over the fee specifically because the funding for KGEM comes primarily from the city by way of franchise fees collected from local cable television providers. Essentially, a small portion of every cablesubscribing citizen of Monrovia goes to funding the efforts of CMF and the productions of KGEM TV. Bob Melisso, Chairman of the CMF Board, then took the podium to explain how his organization complies with public records requests, posting their meeting agendas online and responding to requests in compliance with the Public Records Act and the advice of their legal counsel. But he stopped short of saying that CMF should be required to act as openly as an elected government. Reading from a statement prepared by CMF’s legal counsel, and stat-

was one that he and the board “are especially sensitive to”, Melisso read aloud, “Many people incorrectly believe that each and every document that is received, generated or maintained by CMF and KGEM are public record, subject to disclosure under group provisions of the Public Records Act. This belief is inaccurate.” Melisso said that CMF is very conscious of their duties to the public and that they make every effort to make them aware of what goes on and how decisions are made at the station. Lance Mungia, the studio’s newly appointed Executive Director, was quick to say following the meeting that the fee would likely be eliminated. Since then, the fee has been eliminated, leaving membership open to all Monrovia residents who wish to join. “At that council meeting it was suggested that we drop our $25 membership fee, so we did that,” said Mungia during an interview at his office inside the KGEM studio in Monrovia. “It was something that I never really had thought much about; I’d always considered it more of a PBS style donation, but the way it was phrased made it more of a fee, so we decided to remove it.” Mungia said that since then CMF has had a number of new members sign up who have actually

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This Week in History Philosophers Corner 1903: HENRY FORD FOUNDS THE FORD MOTOR CO.

„I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.‰

In 1903, Henry Ford and 11 business associates signed the Ford Motor Company’s articles of incorporation. Established with just $28,000, the company sold its first car, a “Model A Ford”, a month later to a doctor in Detroit. In 1913, the company developed a new production method called the “assembly line”. It had each worker staying in one place and performing the same task on each car as it passed by. This revolutionary new production method greatly improved efficiency and was soon being used in factories around the world.

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Rare Plant to Bloom at Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens Something just doesn’t smell right at the Huntington Library in San Marino. But don’t worry, it’s nothing to worry about; it’s just the blooming of an extremely rare, foul-scented flower from the equatorial rain forests of Sumatra. Commonly called Corpse Flower, the Amorphophallus titanium or Titan Arum is most famous—or infamous—for its exceptionally foul odor. The plant uses this rotting flesh-like aroma to attract meat-loving insects to pollinate it. Growing up to six feet tall, it is said to be the largest flower in the world. But it is actually an inflorescence (or compound flower) with a fleshy, upright spadix surrounded by a tightly furled, petallike spathe. When it blooms, the spathe unfolds to reveal a velvety maroon interior, releasing its notorious smell at the same time. Contributing to the plant’s powerful fascination is the fact that blooms are extremely rare. To date, only about 50 flowerings have been recorded in the United States. When the flower first bloomed at the Huntington in 1999 it was the first ever documented in California. Sometime this week, between June 10 and 15, the flower will again bloom at the library and visitors can get a close up look, and smell of the plant inside The Huntington’s Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science, which houses hundreds of rare tropical specimens.

And while at the library, the 1450’s by Johann Gutenwhy not explore the world- BY GREG ARAGON berg, inventor of the printing class library, art collections press. Gutenberg printed 170 and gardens, which were created in 1919 by first editions of the vellum-bound bible and railroad tycoon Henry E. Huntington. today there are only about 12 left in the One of my favorite items in the library world and one of them is on display at the is the 53-pound Gutenberg Bible, printed in Huntington.

Other library highlights include a collection of early Shakespeare’s works, a copy of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales dating from around 1400, and handwritten notes from Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman and President George Washington. In the art galleries guests can view eighteenth and nineteenth century British and French art, such as Lawrence’s “Pinkie” and Gainsborough’s “The Blue Boy.” Surrounding the galleries is 150 acres of beautiful botanical gardens, where twelve specialized gardens are arranged within a park-like landscape. Among the most remarkable are the Desert Garden, the Rose Garden and the Japanese Garden. The Japanese Garden is worth a visit. Here one can sit peacefully beside an arched bridge, which spans a lily pond with brightly colored koi fish and is surrounded by towering bamboo. And near here, is a 12-acre Chinese garden, teeming with zenfilled nature. To me a visit isn’t complete without lunch in the quaint Tea Room. Overlooking three acres of roses, this secluded dining room is the perfect way to relax and absorb the rich history of the Huntington. The Huntington Library is located at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Admission: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors; $10 Students; $6 age 5-11; under 5, free. For more info, call (626) 405-2100 or visit www.huntington.org.

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SUN. 6/14 BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am - 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent. http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

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P.C.C. JAZZ ENSEMBLE IMPROVISATIONS @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 12 - 1:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Brunch!

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Feelin’ Groovy! BY SIERRAMADRESUE BEHRENS When’s the last time you listened to records? I mean real records - 33 1/3 RPM vinyl. C’mon - you must have some somewhere - in a closet or boxed up in storage, perhaps? But maybe your turntable is long gone, or in my case, needs a new needle. Fear not! The BUCCANEER LOUNGE in Sierra Madre hosts the “WEDNESDAY NIGHT PL ATTER PARTY” every week, and D.J. Dan Besocke plays entire sides of LPs brought in by customers on his stereo. It’s good old-fashioned, nostalgic fun to examine the album covers, read the liner notes, and hear the recordings as they were originally released, despite the occasional pops & cracks. And anything goes - polkas, comedy, show tunes, disco - you name it. So dig thru your collection or pick up a few at Poo Bah or Canterbury Records and join us at the Buc Wednesday nights at 9pm. And check out this week’s photo of D.J. Dan, bartender birthday boy Tony, and Steve Vargas, showing some of their favorites. Tony - is that a Banana Splits record????? Groovy man!

EVERY THURS., FRI. and SAT. in JUNE PAT O’BRIEN & THE PRIESTS OF LOVE @ FIRST CABIN IN ARCADIA, 9pm. 46 E Huntington Dr. 626-446-2575. No cover, full bar. Blues. FRI. 6/12 -

The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE MAYAN BAR (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 5 - 8pm 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!” Note: earlier time. 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. 626-9153474. Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright, Robert Gonzalez. Acoustic Rock, Soul & Blues. JUNE 12th - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TONY @ THE BUC!

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THE GEARS, BLACK FUZZ and PEACHFUZZ @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-3559045. Full bar, no cover, pool table. Alternative/Rock. TONY’S BIRTHDAY SHOW!

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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. Check out Big B’s new CD “OLD SCHOOL BLUES” at: http://cdbaby. com/cd/bbbbrenner2

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THE WALTONES and SHANTYTOWN @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks! Classic Rock, Blues, etc. Local guys in both bands.

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MICHAEL ZUBIA on Classical Guitar @ MARY’S MARKET & CANYON CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE, 10:30am - Noon. 561 Woodland Ave. 626355-4534. Cozy venue, YUMMY FOOD!

NEW ASTROTURF @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 2 - 5pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food in a comfy setting. Bring the family! Acoustic Folk/Rock, Classic Country. Guest Drummer Dave Slifkin, and Jane will be here - on Mandolin, Violin & Vocals.

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“OPERA TO BROADWAY” VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening. Get there early - they pack ‘em in!

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“BBQ TUESDAY” @ MARY’S MARKET & CANYON CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON with JEAN SUDBURY on Violin, 6 - 7pm, and THE DAVE & JODI SHOW, 7 - 9pm. 561 Woodland Ave. 626-355-4534. Cozy venue, YUMMY FOOD! “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.

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“SONG SIRENS” @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8pm. Featuring acclaimed L.A.-based, female Americana artists Kristin Mooney, Claire Holley, Nicole Gordon and Gia Ciambotti, accompanied by keyboardist/accordionist Carl Byron and hosted by Bliss. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. No cover, full bar, great Italian food. Should be another great show! www.myspace.com/songsirens “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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Early Friday morning rains didn’t deter the spirit of those giving and those receiving special grants from the Pasadena Community Foundation at the University Club. The annual affair spotlights local heroes in Pasadena who have made a difference in any number of ways. One such recipient this year was NATHA, a Northwest Pasadena after school organization which ensures its students graduate high school and 86% actually go on to college. For their efforts Pasadena Community Foundation donated $50,000, one of the major grants awarded. Jennifer DeVoll, Executive Director PCF and Bob Carlson, Chairman on the Board welcomed guests as they found their seats for the early morning breakfast meet-

ing. The Foothill Unity Center also received a sizable check for over $42,000, and Planned Parenthood a $50,000 grant. The categories in which the Foundation awarded the monies are as follows: Capable Kids; Recovery and Rebuilding Lives; Enrichment though the Arts; Going Green; Fragile Families; Honoring the Elderly; Enabling the Disabled; Empowerment Through Education and Healthy Community. The Pasadena Community Foundation distributes money annually from its collection of charitable trusts to carry out its mission of local support through community grants.

BY CANDYCE COLUMBUS Lillian Hellman wrote some magnificent plays! Focusing on the machinations of the Hubbard family of Alabama “The Little Foxes” (one of her best) explores themes that are as relevant today as they were when Hellman penned the play in 1939 and 1900, the year in which it is set. Deftly directed by Dámaso Rodriguez (Pasadena Playhouse associate artistic director) the show, which opened on Friday, May 29 at The Pasadena Playhouse, features a sterling cast many familiar faces (from television, film and past Playhouse presentations). Exquisite scenic design by Gary Wissman presents the Giddens’ mansion in a form that is as transparent as is the greed of the Hubbards. Desperate to escape to the excitement of Chicago, Regina Giddens as played by Kelly McGills (“Witness,” “Top Gun” and an impressive list of theatrical credits) is a force to be reckoned with as she plots to ensure her share of the proceeds from a very promising business deal with charming and successful Northern businessman William Marshall (Tom Schmid— Broadway “Annie Get Your Gun,” Playhouse “I Do, I Do!”). But her brothers, mean and self-centered Oscar Hubbard (Marc Singer—”The Beastmaster,” Dallas,” and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner) and sly, smarter Benjamin (Steve Vinovich—””The Foreigner” at Pasadena Playhouse, “Hanna Montana,” “Cold Case”) are not anxious to let that happen. Complicating matters is the absence of Regina’s husband Horace Giddens portrayed with dignity by Geoff Pierson (“24,” “Medium,” “The Mentalist”) who has been away for months recovering from a heart ailment. As bullied and brow-beaten Birdie, wife of Oscar, Julia Duffy (“Newhart,” “Designing Women”) evoked empathy as she confessed a greater bond with her niece and devoted music student Alexandra (Rachel Sondag—”According to Jim”) than her son Leo (Shawn Lee—”Canned Peaches in

Syrup,” “Saturday Night at the Palace” with Furious Theatre Company) who is following in his father’s nefarious footsteps. Rounding out the splendid cast are Pasadena Playhouse alumnus Ovation and NAACP Theatre Award-winner Yvette Carson (“Stormy Weather,” “Ray Charles Live!”) as trusted housekeeper Addie and Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks (“Stormy Weather,” Broadway “Dreamgirls”) as trustworthy butler Cal. All of the actors found physical quirks and mannerisms which informed their characters, especially Duffy whose fluttering enthusiasm belied Birdie’s desire to fly away and Singer as he all but slithered. Hellman’s plays are many-layered and “The Little Foxes” is no exception. In addition to themes of avarice and class distinctions, the play reveals the plight of women and especially Southern women at the turn of the 20th century. Although Birdie was from the “aristocracy” she had little choice but to marry Oscar who sought her fortune and status and Regina’s father cut her out of the family inheritance leaving everything to her brothers. Mary Vogt deserves special recognition for her costume design placing all of the characters in muted tones with the exception of Regina whom she clothed in emerald green and vibrant teal. At the beginning of the opening night performance it was a bit difficult to hear and understand the actors, but that was soon corrected. Lovers of Lillian Hellman would be hard pressed to find a better production of “The Little Foxes” which performs Tuesday through Sunday through June 28. Tickets range from $32 to $67. Call 626-356-7529, visit the Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, open from 12-6 p.m. daily excluding holidays, or visit www.Pasadenaplayhouse.org. Group Sales (15 or more) are available by calling 800-378-7021.

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Each year third grade st udent s i n Mon rov ia schools study the history of the town. As a culmination of those studies, the students at Monroe School walked to the museum on Friday, June 5 for a tour. More than seventy students were lead through the museum by Steve Baker, City Historian and President of the museum foundation, by Mark Stills, volunteer curator of the museum and by the museum’s past president. The youngsters wandered through both wings, the east wing featuring the history of the city and the west being a sort of community attic. Students found various exhibits of special interest. Some were most interested

in the Doll exhibit, others by the Indian arrowheads. Some preferred the military room (including trying on antique armor. A few noted the newly installed classroom exhibit as being important. However, the universal favorite was the police exhibit. Installed by members of the police department to celebrate the department’s 100th anniversary, it features interactive exhibits. The students are able to work the lights and sirens on a motorcycle while others are trying on portions of police uniforms. Outside, the day might have been rainy and gray, but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of the students.

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Most of us are too young to remember the planting of victory gardens during World War II, but I feel the movement of hope and determination is being revived in backyards across America as we journey through the present economic crisis. Gardening is fun and I have always loved growing my own tomatoes for those incredible summer lunches of BLT sandwiches. My grandmother would just make a tomato sandwich with lots of creamy mayo and white bread of course. But I see friends who have always enjoyed just stopping by the market planting at least a few vegetables of their own. The gardeners of those earlier victory gardens felt they were doing their part to support the war effort and soon and soon as many as 20 million Americans produced close to 40% of the vegetables consumed by the nation. Plant just a few squash and zucchini plants and reap the rewards of fresh vegetables at every meal. Though there are many recipes for these vegetables, some are loaded with the calories of sour cream, creamed soups, and butter! I treasure these recipes but I needed something for every night meals that were light and healthy. I wanted to share two of those with you this week. Source: Southern Living-Cooking Light 1986

Vegetable-Stuffed Zucchini 4 medium zucchini 3/4 cup tomato, chopped 1/3 cup green pepper, chopped 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dried whole basil 1/3 cup shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese

Wash your squash thoroughly and place them in a saucepan of water to cover. After bring it to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to simmer for approximately 8 minutes. You want the squash to be tender but still firm. Drain and cool enough to handle squash and cut each in half lengthwise. Remove the pulp and reserve the firm shell. In a bowl chop the pulp and add the next 5 ingredients. After placing the shells in a large baking dish, spoon the mixture into the shells. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes. This quick and easy dish provides you with 8 servings at only 34 calories each. I like to say 4 servings of 68 calories each and enjoy two!!

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Mickey Rourke ain’t gonna let getting robbed out of an Oscar slow him down. Here he is from the set of next summer’s highly anticipated Iron Man 2. Rourke is playing the villainously named Ivan Vanko, A.K.A Whiplash. Plot details are tightly wrapped but there’s speculation abound Vanko is a weapons designer working for Tony Stark’s rival Justin Hammer. I’m digging the suit; gives me a sort of 80s vibe, especially when coupled with that stringy hair. But who cares what the Squirrel thinks, what say you fair reader?

The Taking of Pelham 1 2… Really, Again!? Remakes are a dime a dozen these days, but it was a bit surprising when director Tony Scott chose to remake the 1974 influential classic The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. For one, there was already an ill-advised made-for-TV redo that landed with a thud back in 1998. And for two, aren’t there any new ideas out there for god’s sake?! The Squirrel himself has no less than seven spec scripts on hand that any cerebral moviegoer would find both touching and action-packed. Are you listening Hollywood? Call me. In any case, as luck would have it, action maestro Tony Scott has delivered a frenetic and fun little thrill ride that will connect with summer audiences looking for an intelligent adventure. Heavyweights John Travolta and Denzel Washington are aided by a strong supporting cast led by James Gandolfini, who deliciously plays NYC’s mayor as part Giuliani/part Soprano (as if the two roles weren’t similar enough already) . All in all, the remake does nothing to sully the original; in fact, this will only increase interest in the Walter Matthau caper pic. Expect an opening in the mid-twenties and a total domestic gross just north of $100 million.

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Land of the Lost DOA Universal’s Land of the Lost was dead on arrival as aggressive marketing failed to overcome nasty reviews. Pic opened to $19.5 million, which was less than funnyman Will Ferrell’s last television show adaptation Bewitched which opened just north of $20 million in 2005. Rounding out the top 5 were Night at the Museum which dropped just 40% to $14.7 million and Star Trek which continued its impressive run adding another $8.4 million for a new cume of $222.8 million.

Netflix Pick Dude Looks Like A Lady Ranking perhaps as my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho has shocked and delighted audiences for fi fty years come 2010. It’s not by accident, the film holds up spectacularly well. Anthony Perkins is creepy in the truest sense as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as the ill-fated Marion Crane was never better. Make sure you get the original and not the shotfor-shot Gus Van Sant 1998 remake. And be warned, you may never take a shower again.

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$828,000

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HISTORIC VICTORIAN

$699,000

Located close to Old Town Monrovia this Historic two story 2426 sq.ft. character home features 4 bedrooms, dining room, family room, built-ins, central air & heat, 2 fireplaces and 2 baths. This is truly a “must see” home. (C626)

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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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TEMPLE CITY SCHOOLS!!

$599,000

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

Beautiful remodeled 3bed/2 bath home features updated kitchen with granite counters, all new cabinets, fixtures and appliances. Freshly painted inside, new carpet and tile. Lots of storage, some hardwood floors and family room with fireplace. Located on a private street and has a large fenced backyard and so much more! (ACA)

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STORY BOOK HOME

$568,500

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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$518,000

Wonderful quiet neighborhood in Monrovia. Picture perfect. Fantastic professional landscaping. Spacious one story bright floor plan. 3 wonderful bedrooms. Beautiful custom made kitchen with details throughout. All new appliances along with a Viking stove. Hardwood flooring, central air and heat. Double detached garage. Huge backyard with koi pond. Room for RV parking. (G2021)

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MORE HOME THAN TOWNHOME

$599,000

103 Esperanza #E, Sierra Madre. A wraparound yard and patio on two sides of this home provide privacy and lush landscaping to this unique townhome. A generous 1877 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, breakfast/den, formal dining area, separate laundry room, spacious living room with fireplace, ceramic tile floors, CA/FA, high ceilings, two sets of sliding doors, direct access two car garage. (E103)

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TURNKEY! TURNKEY!

$349,000

This 3 bedroom home features a remodeled kitchen with Custom Oak Cabinets & granite counters. Oak molding throughout, hardwood flooring and newer paint inside and out. (SHE)

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$330,000

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

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$319,000

ATTENTION BUILDERS!!!

$188,888

Located in Monrovia this 1469 sq.ft. town home features 3 bedrooms, dining room, newer built-in appliances, granite counter top in kitchen, balcony, Pergo flooring throughout, central air & heat and 2.5 baths. Pool & spa in complex. (M1222)

Over 20,000 square feet residential, buildable lot surrounded by million dollar homes. Great Views!!! Property has water and electricity. (BLA)

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$179,800

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)

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This 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home sits cozily within a pristine adult (55+) community. Enjoy peace, quiet and several key amenities this unit offers. Association pool & spa. Contact us for more info today. (J416)

Is no longer a problem! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome built in 2000 with a loft. Central heat & air, hardwood floors, fireplace, laundry room and attached two car garage. Call for more details. (P104)

One unit left. Can be used as warehouse space or for light manufacturing. This1540 SF unit has a small office & restroom, 14’ – 15’ clear height, 100 amps, 120/208, a 10’ x 12’ roll up door. Ample parking & signage available. 1 Month free rent for qualified tenants. (A3608)

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Real Estate Notes BY DAWN RICKABAUGH

Waiting for Recovery - The Betting Game I recent ly consulted with a couple who are renting a home in Pasadena. They own a home in Tujunga, but instead of selling it when they moved last year, they decided to rent it out, even though it represented a negative cash flow of $500/ month. Why not wait to sell until the market ‘recovers?’ Their loan broker referred them to me when he realized what they were trying to accomplish would be impossible through conventional means. Given t he economy, and the fact that his wife was struggling to build a new business for herself, they wanted to refinance the home (now investment property) so they could pull out $20,000 to put in savings for a rainy day. It would also help subsidize the negative monthly cash flow. They bought the home for $250,000 and refinanced

to a loan amount of $315,000 when the value exceeded $600,000 at the top of the market. L oa n s ca n be ha rd enough to get for owner occupied dwellings, but investment property cash outs are even harder. And, of paramount importance is the fact that the value had dropped to $450,000 . . . or so they told me. When I did the comps, I came out with a market value of $350,000 . . . oops. Yes, there was one new construction that sold for $450K, but several REOs and individually owned properties were selling between $320K - $365,000. If they put it on the market and sold at $350,000, they’d probably be able to pocket $10,000 and eradicate the $500 a month soak from their bank account. But, ouch . . . selling at a ‘loss’ is hard to swallow, isn’t it? Wait, but they bought for

$250K, so they’re actually up a hundred grand, right? Nope, that’s not how they see it. In their minds, the property ‘should’ be worth $600K, so selling at $350K, they’d actually be taking a $250K ‘loss,’ which, of course, is unacceptable. I ran some numbers and showed them how they could possibly i nch t he purchase

price closer to $400K if they were willing to offer terms to the next buyer by leaving their (very attractive) existing financing in place. Using that strategy, they could have pocketed the $20,000 they wanted, and they would have had a positive cash flow of $500 per month. They could a l s o h ave created an equity shar-

ing agreement that would have let them participate in any appreciation down the road. In my mind, it made a lot of sense. Most people shouldn’t sustain unnecessary negative cash flow when they’re moving into uncertain economic times, personally and globally. Ultimately, they decided to do nothing, partly because if they put the house on the market, the tenant might move out a month too early and cost them $1,700 in lost rent. Hmmm . . . I must be bad at math. A nd pa r t ly because they, like so many others, are determined to ride the market out until it ‘recovers’ so they don’t have to suffer the humiliation of a loss. But let me ask you something . . . When you’ve ‘recovered’ from a hangover after having too much to drink the night before, do you feel all

tipsy and high, or do you just feel normal again? Recover y is not t he same thing as re-inf lated bubble. It’s highly probable that some time in the next 3 years this couple will find themselves under water, and not have any exit strategy (save a short sale) if they run out of money to subsidize their ‘investment.’ Bummer. And even if the price comes back up to $450K, it’ll most likely be the result of inflation and won’t represent real appreciation, because by then they’ll be paying $19.50 for a cappuccino. Always consult with your CPA, tax attorney and/ or financial advisor before selling any real estate. Dawn Rickabaugh is a real estate broker with expertise in seller financing and real estate notes. www.NoteQueen. com 626.641.3931

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LARGE HOME ON A LARGE LOT

$619,000

This 2,576 sq.ft. 2 story home is situated on a 23,492 sq.ft. lot located on a cul-de-sac street in Northeast San Dimas. Featuring 4 bedrooms, dining room, family room, built-ins, central air & heat, 2 fireplaces, pool, spa and 3 baths. (L1317)

ARCADIA

$618,880

This 3bdrm 2.5bth has high ceilings in living room, fireplace, split level family room, dining room and bonus room 2 car attached garage, low HOA, 1922sq ft, very convenient location, walking distance to supermarkets & restaurants, close to freeways and mall, with Baldwin Stocker elementary school. (C688)

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Sturdy Duplex - Best Area Of Monrovia. Quiet Street, Potential Rents 1400-1500 / Mo. Built 1962. Each unit has 2 BDRMS, full bath, 1138 sq. ft., Ranges, Double Oven, Wall Heaters & A/C, sep. Laundry, paneling throughout, Covered Parking, Ample Rear Yards. Drive by only. (P441)

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$430,000

This nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath is the middle home on a quiet, private street. Great starter home close to shopping & transportation. (DUA)

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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!

$525,000

This rare large lot in the Flintridge area, features great views of the valley and San Gabriel Mountains. Home plans included and approved by the city, all you have to do is build it. LaCanada School District! (DOM)

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Fabulous 1 bedroom condo, short distance away from all the great restaurants and shopping. Convenient location, remodeled kitchen, renovated bath. Balcony with view. Pool in the complex. (J500)

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$140,000

Very clean 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Village Gates! Tons of amenities for the price. Granite counter tops in bathrooms and kitchen with covered parking. (C1830)


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contributed more than $25. Currently, the organization has around 200 members. That May 19th meeting ended with the Council members refusing to renew CMF’s contract until the concerns were addressed. Since then, another meeting has passed in which the CMF contract left off the agenda. The upcoming City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, will again address the contract with CMF. Following the revisions to their practices and compliance with records requests and the reception of public comments during open board meetings, CMF leadership hopes to have their contract renewed for another three years. Taking steps to provide access to their video content on the internet via live streams and archived meetings in but one of the keys Mungia sees to the continued success and relevance of the organization. Additionally, KGEM recently secured a contract to film, archive and broadcast meetings for the City Council of Temple City. Mungia said that contracts from the City of Monrovia currently make up around 52% of the station’s operating budget. In the end, Mungia is optimistic about the upcoming contract discussion, as well as about the future role of CMF and KGEM in this community and the region as a whole. “To me, public access is the soul of the community, said Mungia.”You know, ABC isn’t going to come out and cover the Monrovia Day Parade. That’s part of the reason that I like living in Monrovia, because we all get to participate first-hand in being the voice of the community.”

former city council candidate. As yet, no official charges have been brought against any of the current or former council members, though the city is still involved in a suit and subsequent counter-suit between the city and the developer regarding the troubled would-be development planned for the empty lot on the northeast corner of Rosemead and Las Tunas Blvd. According to Flandrick, the city has obtained legal counsel in response to the counter-suit, but that counsel will not extend to the individual council members if they are indicted on personal charges. But despite the content of his letter, health issues are apparently not the only reason Capra has resigned from the council. Last Tuesday, Capra appeared in the L.A. County Courthouse in Alhambra to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of failing to report a campaign contribution of more than $1,000 during the 2007 campaign. The guilty plea in the misdemeanor offense matches well with allegations by developer Randy Wang that he gave $5,000 to Capra, as well as $5,000 to Wong and $3,000 to Carwile during the 2007 campaign. In fact, the guilty plea to the lesser offense is part of a prearranged bargain between Capra and the District Attorney under which Capra is now guaranteed no additional charges will be brought

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licitation allegations, according to David Demerjian of the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Division. For the misdemeanor offense and as a part of the plea bargain, Capra was placed on probation for three years, forced to resign his office on the council and agree not to run for office again for the next four years. Additionally, the court levied a $150 fine against Capra. As for the other council members and former candidates, neither Mayor Wong, former Mayor Wilson nor Scott Carwile have had charges brought against them. All three have repeatedly denied the allegations made by Wang and Mayor Wong continues to serve as the city’s mayor. Of the four implicated in the allegations, Wong is the only to have secured her own independent counsel to help her respond to any possible forthcoming charges. In closing, Capra thanked the people of Temple City “for their support and the opportunity to have served the community.” Next up, the now four member council has decided to make an appointment to replace Capra. On Thursday, June 11 each councilmember will nominate up to two possible replacements who will all have an opportunity to present a case for their appointments as well as take questions from current council members. It is widely believed that most of the nominations will come from former council candidates or sitting city commissioners.

Indictment from 1 he was “surprised” that former City Manager Charlie Martin wasn’t yet implicated in this matter. Linda Payne, Executive Director of the Temple Chamber of Commerce said, “This is horrible, very upsetting. I’ve known these are people all my life. However, I believe in the process: innocent until proven guilty. I was surprised when they raided the houses, but not so surprised with the indictments as [the District Attorney] obviously had some evidence if they went to the trouble of raiding homes.” Enrique Medina, spokesman for developer Randy Wang said that Mr. Wang was fairly pleased with the way the case had been handled thus far. “I think that the indictments lend credibility to [Mr. Wang’s] statements. Now it will have to be handled from a different perspective. He wanted his project to be addressed fairly and professionally.” Medina added, “I think Mr. Wang is happy to be working with a new city council.” Wang owns the property in question, though development plans have been repeatedly stalled due to lack of available funding for such an ambitious project in the midst of a recession in which bank lending, especially for real estate projects, has been difficult to obtain, if not entirely frozen. Medina said he thinks that the overall allegations indicate that the former City Council decided to pursue other options. “It seems strange that the city was not promoting the project as a great financial project for the city. It would bring in jobs and re-

-Photos By Terry Miller Pictured in court in Los Angeles Wednesday morning, from the top, is Cathe Wilson, former Mayor of Temple City with her attorney Robert Wilson. Pictured in the center is defendant Scott Carwile with his attorney John Powers and lastly, Mayor Judy Wong with her attorney Sanford H Perliss. The three received 21 felony indictments.

tail tax dollars,” Medina added. Medina made reference to Jay Liyanage, a former project manager for the Piazza project whom it is belived was recommended for the job by then City Manager Charles Martin. Liyanage plead guilty on May 27 to a felony charge of giving bribes to Wong, Wilson and Capra in 2006, according to Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman. Jay Liyanage is listed as one of 12 witnesses for the prosecution in the 21 count indictment. That particular charge usually carries a sentence of 2 to 4 years, but Huntsman reportedly said Liyanage’s sentence will depend on how cooperative he is in testifying against the implicated Temple City officials. When asked about the extent

of Charlie Martin’s involvement, Medina said “He was involved in a lot of the initial conversations. The reality is, good or bad, that the City Manager is responsible for the day to day activities of the city. I can’t speak to the legal perspective, but the whole project could have been handled differently.” Asked if he expected more indictments, Medina said he felt the Grand Jury had reviewed all the evidence and that he feels they have probably taken the actions they felt were warranted. “It is possible however, if additional information comes about as a result of the indictments and future testimony, then there may be more to come. We would all like to know who is the intellectual author of this.”

-Photos by Terry Miller Dave Capra resigned from his Ciuty Council position last week.

Property owner and would be developer of the Piazza, Randy Wang, speaks to the city council last year about his Piazza project


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Rare Amorphophallus Titanium Ready to Bloom

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Now dubbed the “Son of Sinky” Amorphophallus titanium set to bloom at Huntington Gardens -Photos by Terry Miller

When it bloomed at The Huntington in 1999, the gigantic Amorphophallus titanum (a.k.a. the Corpse Flower)created international headlines. A second flowering in 2002 was equally sensational. Now, one of the famous Corpse Flower’s

offspring is getting ready to make its debut. Propagated from seed produced by the 1999bloom, one could call it a genuine “son of Stinky.” Native to the equatorial rain forests of Sumatra, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, can reach

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States. The 1999 bloom at The Huntington was the first ever documented in California. These towering titans of the natural kingdom are often said to be the largest flowers in the world. The “f lower” isactually an inflorescence (or compound flower) with a fleshy, upright spadix surrounded by a tightly furled,petallikespathe. When it blooms, the spathe unfolds to reveal a velvety maroon interior, releasing its notorioussmell at the same time. The actual flowers are hidden deep inside, where they are pollinated by insects attracted by the carrionlike odor. A day or two after the plant

Offered at $1,198,000.

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

Offered at $1,050,000.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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!

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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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The 18 Wheeler catches the attention of children as they walk past during a fire drill Thursday morning. -Photos by Terry Miller

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Methodist Hospital hosted the Cerner and Nurture “Smart Semi” — an 18-wheel semi-truck that showcases interactive technology designed to improve the patient’s experience and clinical outcome. The Smart Semi is a mobile showroom featuring innovative technology and solutions in an environment designed to improve workflow and enhance care. The rolling exhibit includes interactive technology that transforms a standard patient room into a healing environment, and gives patients access to everything from their own Personal Health Records to ordering meals at the touch of a button from their bed.

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reaches full bloom, the tall spadix collapses from its own weight and withers away. Currently growing at a rate of several inches a day, the plant is currently on view inside The Huntington’s Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science, which houses hundreds of rare tropical specimens. Opened in 2005, this educational facility features innovative, interactive science exhibits that allow visitors to explore the wonders of the plant world.

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into an interactive healing environment. Patients can access their personal health records (PHRs), learn about the doctors and nurses providing their care, access the Internet, movies and video games and even order their meals at the touch of a button from the hospital bed. •RxStation – Manages the medication dispensing process to help nurses reduce the chance of dangerous medical errors. This automated medication-dispensing cabinet features drawers that open automatically when a nurse clicks on a medication order entered in the patient’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR). K a ra Ma rx, CIO of Methodist Hospital, hospital executives, and Cerner representatives were on hand showing some of the technological advancements that make this possible.

Meanwhile, inside the huge semi a Cerner employee Shawn Douthit, (CQ) RN and the RxStation gets the once over by hospital staff -Photos by Terry Miller

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The 4th Annual Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance®Revs Up Pasadena Car Lovers BY TERRY MILLER

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FYMCA members, $35 for non-member participants. Registration fee includes entry in one challenge competition and participation in skate competition, as well as lunch, T-shirt, and goodie bag. Additional challenge entries are $5 each. Financial assistance is available. All skate park rules will be applicable. Competitors will be required to wear elbow, knee, and helmet safety equipment. Lending their sponsorship support to the Skate Spectacular event are Stix Ride Shop, Monrovia, and Wendy’s Restaurant, Monrovia. In between the challenge and open skate competitions, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:25 p.m., the band Zentonic will perform in concert. For more information, call the SAFYMCA at (626) 359-9244, or visit the website at www.safymca. org. The SAFYMCA is located at 501 S. Mountain Ave. in Monrovia.

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Assistance League® of Southern California presented the 4th Annual Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance at the Rose Bowl Stadium and adjacent Brookside Golf Course on Sunday under overcast and comfortable skies near the Rose Bowl. The elegant and beautiful hats and divine clothing of guests at the Concours were upstaged, however, by Bugattis , Bug Eyed Sprites and Bentleys. The event, which has become the premier concours in Southern California, showcasing nearly 400 extraordinary cars in exdceptional condition such as horseless carriages dating from the early 1900s, European and American classics from the 20s, 30s and 40s, muscle cars of the 50s and 60s, European sports cars, exotic cars—including a large display of Ferraris, hot rods and race cars. There was a great showing of fine British cars like MG, Austin Healey, Triumph, Rolls Royce, Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Bentley. These specimens were among the best this reporter has seen. Particularly the Healey’s and the MG-TD’s - Two of Britain’s greatest sports car manufacturers. There were as many stories as there were vehicles zooming around the golf course Sunday afternoon. For any self-respecting car

Classic Cars of every variety were the order of the day in Pasadena Sunday. -Photos By Terry Miller

buff, this was indeed heaven! Where else might you see the very first Cobra ever built, aptly named Number 1 . The Ferrari’s and Lamborghinis were almost overlooked when the sea of vintage race cars such as the formula 1 came into focus. One elderly gentleman who tried to drive out of the Concours in his three wheel Morgan was unable to start the classic and had to be pushed out of the Rose Bowl lot and eventually got the car started by pure person-pushing power of some friendly gear heads.

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volunteers, and all proceeds go directly to the eight services of Assistance League of Southern California, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1919 that serves more than 100,000 individuals in need, from infants to the elderly, each year. One of the most unusual exhibitors had to be the 1946 Packard driven by Rodney Rucker. The car which really is a cross between an airliner and a race car cqaught the attention of Gwen Lonigro, owener of Gwen On 2 in Sierra Madre along with friend Suzi Streltor.


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Did Betsy Ross sew the first stars and Stripes? An unbiased look at all historical sources -- written, oral, and pictorial -- lends unquestionable credence to the story. Most everyone over 40 remembers learning about Betsy Ross, credited with sewing the first stars-and-stripes flag for our young nation. However, history’s revisionists have tried to unravel the documentation of Betsy Ross’s historical accomplishment, much like, they have tampered with so many other historical facts of this great nation. I can remember so vividly as a young elementary school student being so proud to stand each morning before class as the teacher would lead us in the flag salute. It still is a very proud moment for me to recite Our Nation’s Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Why not take a moment out of your busy schedule today and reflect upon those patriotic words of our American “Pledge of Allegiance”. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. Our Nation’s Flag is truly a symbol of our Freedom, Our Liberty and our Pride to be Americans. Join me in display of our American Flag on June 14th so proudly … along with millions of other Americans. It is also a tribute to our Military Forces who are stationed here and throughout the world serving this wonderful nation proudly to keep it safe and free for all of us Americans.

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Chamber of Commerce business awardees: (l-r) Chamber president, Kevin Kimmerman; Matt and Denise Weaver, Business of the Year; Scott Hettrick, Business Person of the Year; Tokyo Table Restaurant, New Member of the Year; Verena Somer, the Service Advisers. Not shown, Bob Sharpe, Videbytes.com. Beth Costanza, director, at mike.

Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Luncheon Dave and Busters private banquet room in Westfields Mall was the location for this year’s award luncheon on June 4th. Following a tasty buffet luncheon President Kevin Zimmerman was a genial host as he presided through the many introductions. The following were 2008 winners. New Member of the Year, Tokyo Table Restaurant. Business Person of the Year, Scott Hettrick, owner of Arcadia’s Best. Chamber Service Award, Verena Somer, the Service Advisors, and Bob Sharpe, Videbytes.com, and last, Business of the Year, Weaver and Associates, Matt and Denise Weaver. Guests included Arcadia mayor, John Wuo; Mayor Pro-Tem, Peter Amundson, and Councilmembers Roger Chandler and Gary Kovacic, and many legislative reps who always do a great job. Executive Director, Beth Costanza, gave a preview of their forthcoming 75th celebration, which takes place July 16. The day will be one you don’t want to miss. Congratulations to all the winners. On a personal note, “Arcadia’s Best” has had a great impact on our way of communicating. A really positive addition to Arcadia.

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Former Mayor Gail Marshall Installs Floretta Lauber and Board at Arcadia Woman’s Club Gala Luncheon

Former Arcadia mayor (l-r) Gail Marshall installs Floretta Lauber as president at installation luncheon June 3rd for Woman’s Club of Arcadia.

The festive installation luncheon was held at the club’s historic clubhouse on June 3rd. As guests arrived, they enjoyed hosted champagne and wine with a handsome display of cheeses in the foyer. Following the libations, the dining room doors were opened. Guests were seated and the

installation ceremony took place. It was a unique event as former Mayor Gail Marshall installed former Mayor Floretta Lauber and her board of directors as president of the Woman’s Club of Arcadia. Club member Mari Claveran handed each officer a long stemmed pink rose as they were sworn in.

The oldest and youngest new members of Arcadia Woman’s Club: (l-r) Emma Peterman gets hug from Mari Calveran at installation luncheon.

Sierra Madre Woman’s Club to Hold Tea and Bridge

Newly installed Board of Directors of Altrusa International of Arcadia at Caffe Opera in Monrovia were: (l-r) seated, Nancy Ely, president, with Ruth Gilb. Standing, Dr. Bear Stocking, Faye Nouhi, Mary Hansen, Denice Gilb, and Monte Lindsey.

An afternoon of bridge or a game of your choice, accompanied by a fabulous tea buffet, is being hosted by Sierra Madre Woman’s Club on Saturday, June 13, 1-4 p.m. This will be held in Essick House, the club’s historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Event Chair Rosemary Morabito invites you to gather friends to come and play, or come alone and join a group. Tickets are $12 each. Pro-

ceeds from the annual benefit support club philanthropies. For reservations or more information, contact Reservation Chair “Snooky” Greger, (626) 355-0606. The lavish tea buffet will be available all during the afternoon, giving you the opportunity to “take tea” at any time.

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The beautiful buffet was catered by Debra Amos, director of Food Services for A.U.S.D. Special guests included Laura Luke, director of Methodist Hospital Foundation; Mayor Pro-Tem Peter Amundson, who made a congratulatory presentation to the club for its 95th anni-

versary; Harlene Hamman, chair of the Senior Citizen committee; Scott Hettrick, Arcadia’s Best; John Stephens, editor, and Terry Miller, photojournalist of Beacon Media; Steve Johnson, representing Assemblyman Anthony Adams, who presented the club with a new flag and a certificate of congratulations; Antoinette George, new director of Arcadia Royale; Kathy Bernel of Arcadia Senior Citizen Services, and Dorothy Cunningham, columnist. New memb e r s w ho joined the club included Phyllis Bird, Ann Durgerian, Rose Kelso, Barbara Lapman, Betty McClelland, Emmy Peterman, and Gail Marshall. Outgoing president , Mickey Ball, was presented gifts from her board and membership, and praised for her devoted ser vice. Board members installed with Ms. Lauber were Carol -A n n Dona hey, Ma r y Foley, Mae Craig, Jeannie Herroz, Sarah Gillian, Mabel Fenoglio, Donna Osgood, Millie Balance, Viv ia n Ba r t helemy, a nd Virginia Holzer.

A surprise birthday cake caught Ruth Gilb off guard at Altrusa installation luncheon. District Governor, Ann Bauman, did the honors, using seeds and small watering cans as her theme, “Plant Your Seeds for Growth.” Altrusa Club conducted a pen pal program with third graders, and support the “Clothes Closet,” making professional looking attire available to women getting back into the work force.

(L-r) At Rotary BBQ held at their famous Camp Trask in the mountains above Monrovia, Hamlet Mbabazi, a visitor from the Bugolobi Rotary Club in Uganda, and Hassan Kherad Mandan, from Pasadena Rotary Club are shown the camp by Arcadia Rotary members Bob Novell and Sho Tay.


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Waving to me from the top of the fort (built by Arcadia Rotarians), are (l-r) Dick Martinez p/p, Bob Hoffman and wife Loretta, Imy Dulake (president elect), and Ernie Jensen, a past governor. This was my first time and I was impressed. Rotarians have every reason to be proud of this wonderful camp.

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Friends of the Library president, Jerry Selmer, presents a check for $40,000 and a hug to Ann Joseph, chair of the library board of trustees (and his daughter), May 21st. The money will be used to support children and teen programs at the library. The program included a buffet luncheon and an interesting talk with vintage pictures by WWII bombardier Charles Norm Stevens, author of “An Innocent Cadet.”

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Shannise Davey, whose Duarte home was vandalized in a hate crime attack, speaks at a “Call for Peace” news conference hosted by the City of Duarte and the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Surrounding Davey are, from left: Robin S. Toma, executive director, County Human Relations Commission; Felipe Agredano, president and first district commissioner, County Human Relations Commission; Duarte Public Safety Director, Brian Villalobos; Jeanette Chavez, mother of Sammantha Salas; Duarte Mayor John Fasana; and Duarte City Council member Lois Gaston.

Jeanette Chavez and Shannise Davey are each mothers who have experienced pain and loss at the hand of senseless gang related violence. The two, one Hispanic and one African American, came together in Duarte ( June 1) to plea for peace and urge the community to work together to put an end to the gang violence that took Chavez’s daughter Sammantha’s life last year in the unincorporated area of

Monrovia, and three weeks ago destroyed the sanctity of Davey’s Duarte home, the object of a vicious hate crime attack. The two women spoke at a “Call for Peace” press conference at Duarte City Hall coordinated by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations and the City of Duarte in response to recent incidents of gang violence in the area.

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During the week of Sunday, May 24th, to Saturday May 30th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 235 calls for service.

Sunday, May 24th: 1:30 am – Arrest, possession of marijuana, 200 block West Highland Ave. A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation. During the investigation, the driver admitted to being in possession of marijuana. The driver was arrested, issued a citation for the traffic violation and was released on a written promise to appear for the possession of marijuana.

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1:16 pm – Vandalism, 00 block Rancho Road. The passenger door of a red 2005 Honda Civic was damaged between 2:00 am and 8:30 am on Monday, 5/25/2009. The Honda was parked in the driveway. The cost of repair was unavailable at the time of the report. 8:01 pm – Arrest, DUI, 00 block West Sierra Madre Blvd. A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation. During the investigation the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the Pasadena Jail for remand.

Tuesday, May 26th: 4:13 pm – Arrest, felony traffic warrant, 1000 block West Orange Grove Ave, Arcadia. A suspicious truck was reported in the area of South Sunnyside Ave and Manzanita Ave. The truck and its occupant were found parked in the 1100 block of W. Orange Grove Avenue, Arcadia. A records check revealed the man had an outstanding felony traffic warrant. The man was arrested and booked at Sierra Madre Police Department and subsequently released to the custody of the LA County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, May 27th: 5:59 pm – Identity theft, 600 block West Sierra Madre Blvd. Victim responded to this department to report an identity theft that happened between 4/1/2009 and 4/7/2009.

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10:32 am – Grand theft, 800 block Skyland Drive. A wallet was reported stolen from a shopping cart at Albertson’s Grocery Store, Pasadena. The crime occurred Wednesday, 5/27/2009, between 3:40 pm and 4:00 pm. The initial loss was estimated at $95.00, but an additional loss was incurred when her debit card from the wallet was used for $769.00. The matter is to be forwarded to the Pasadena Police Department. 6:15 pm – Petty theft, 31 North Baldwin Ave. An IPOD Touch was reported stolen form an unattended backpack in front of a restaurant. The crime occurred on Thursday, 5/28/2009, between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. The IPOD Touch was valued at $225.00.

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Shortly after 10:30 a.m., units responded to the 900 block of West Huntington regarding an injury traffic collision. While a female driver was exiting a driveway, she failed to yield to oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle. She sustained minor injuries and was transported to AMH for medical treatment. Between 8:00 p.m. on May 22 and 1:15 p.m. on May 24, an auto burglary occurred in the 900 block of Volante. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole a radar detector and power adapter for a total loss of $120.

Monday, May 25: Around 3:15 p.m., units were dispatched to 10 West Live Oak in reference to a hit-andrun traffic accident. Witnesses advised that a female Asian driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck a tree. After the collision, the driver fled the scene on foot and was subsequently located. When she saw the officers, she began yelling and advanced towards them in an aggressive manner. She also did not comply with officers’ commands and struggled during the arrest. The 21-year-old woman was charged with obstructing/resisting, hit-and-run accident, and unlicensed driver. At 10:00 a.m., a 43-year-old male Caucasian was arrested at County Park for assault with a deadly weapon and 2 outstanding misdemeanor warrants. During an altercation, the arrestee struck a male victim on the head with a graphite cane. The victim sustained a three-inch laceration to his forehead.

Tuesday, May 26: At about 11:45 a.m. a home was burglarized in the 00 block of west Norman Avenue. Entry was made by removing a screen and sliding the bedroom window open. The alarm was activated and the burglar fled. Loss is to be determined. Shortly before 9:00 a.m. a resident observed two men stealing gardening equipment from a landscaper’s vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Encino Avenue. Police arrived in the area and located the described vehicle. Suspects were identified and arrested. Landscaping equipment was recovered.

Wednesday, May 27: Sometime overnight, suspects smashed the front window of a business in the 300 block of east Foothill Blvd. The cash register was forced open and cash was stolen. Around 12:50 p.m., $1,800 worth of gardening equipment was stolen from an unattended landscaping truck which was parked in the 1800 block of Rancho Road.

Thursday, May 28: A home in the 1600 block of south First Avenue was burglarized while the resident was away at work. Suspects made entry by removing a screen and sliding open a bedroom window. The home was ransacked and small items were taken. An automobile was burglarized around 9:00 p.m. while parked at the Arcadia High School. Suspects smashed out a side window, stole property, and fled undetected.

Friday, May 29: At about 9:45 a.m. a custodian saw a 50 to 60-year-old male suspect walking on the Holly Avenue School campus exposing his genitals. Police responded, however, they were unable to locate the suspect. Around 5:00 p.m. in the area of Colorado


BLOTTERS Blvd and Michillinda Avenue a 25-year-old male suspect was arrested for tagging on City property. The man is a self-acclaimed “slap tag” artist who designs and makes his own stickers to mark his territory.

Saturday, May 30: Shortly after 2:00 p.m., while investigating a disturbance at the Motel 6 on Colorado Place, officers arrested a 36-year-old drifter for a warrant and possession of equipment used to make counterfeit currency. During evening hours a juvenile male suspect was arrested at Sport Chalet for theft. Officers responded and released the juvenile on a citation.

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During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 616 service events, resulting in 142 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:

Outside Assist ă Postal Inspectors On May 28 at 9:50 a.m., an officer met with Postal Inspectors regarding assistance with a controlled delivery. Postal inspectors had taken note of a package which revealed money orders totaling in excess of $800,000. The package was sent from Africa to a house in Monrovia. The controlled delivery was made to a female at the location. Shortly after, the female was seen driving away from the location. The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle and the female subject was detained. The Postal Inspectors served a search warrant on the female’s residence and found evidence of fraud.

Utility Problem. On May 28 at 11:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Scenic and Canyon regarding a possible transformer problem. He located the problem in the 400 block of North Canyon. Monrovia Fire Department and Edison personnel responded. It was determined that tree trimmers working in the area cut a branch, which struck power lines on its way down, causing a power outage. Officers worked traffic control until the problem was resolved.

Mental Evaluation. On May 29 at 10:19 p.m., a 74-year-old man from Los Angeles drove into a private driveway in the 900 block of Norumbega. He parked his car for a few minutes, and then while driving out, he struck a portion of a wall and a play set. Officers arrived and detained him to investigate. The officers determined the man suffers from severe dementia. He thought he was in Pasadena. The car he was in was not his, but it was not reported as stolen. He was admitted to a hospital and held for mental evaluation.

Robbery On May 29 at 10:18 p.m., a subject was riding his bicycle in the 100 block of East Duarte near some dumpsters, when a female who smelled of alcohol jumped out in front of him, causing him to stop. She hit the victim and attempted to get his wallet and watch. She was not successful, but she was able to get on his bike and ride away. Officers searched the

area but did not locate the suspect. The victim’s bicycle was recovered in the 2000 block of Broderick in Duarte. The investigation is continuing.

DUI Checkpoint On May 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight, Monrovia officers conducted a DUI Checkpoint in the 800 to 900 blocks of East Huntington. The officers checked for DUI drivers and valid drivers’ licenses. They issued 11 citations for suspended and no drivers’ license, nine vehicles were stored and 32 citations were issued in total.

Driving Under the Influence / Injury Traffic Collision / Suspects Arrested. On May 31 at 4:46 a.m., officers arrived in the 500 block of West Huntington to investigate an injury traffic collision. They found the occupants of the vehicle had fled the scene. A witness told officers three male subjects ran from the vehicle. A solo car collided into a tree on the north side of Huntington. Officers located the subjects in the 1300 block of South Mayflower and they were detained. One of the subjects was a male juvenile with visible injuries, and the other two subjects complained of pain. Officers found the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. All three subjects were transported to the hospital. The driver was later arrested for felony driving under the influence, felony hit and run and driving without a license.

Commercial Burglary / Suspect Arrested. On May 31 at 8:42 p.m., a male subject entered a store in the 100 block of West Foothill, selected a case of beer, and immediately walked out the door without paying. It was evident from the rapid entry and exit, and the lack of means to pay for the item, that he had entered the store with the intent to commit a theft. Police arrived and searched the area, but could not locate the suspect immediately. He was eventually located in the area by officers, having already consumed some of the stolen beer, and he had fallen asleep. He was arrested and booked at the station.

Massage Scam On June 1 at 12:22 a.m., callers reported that a man had been thrown from the third story of a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth. Officers responded and, through investigation, determined the Monrovia resident had solicited a massage through the Internet. The subject met a woman at a hotel. He entered the room and put $120 cash for the massage on the table. A loud banging was heard on the door, and the woman said it was her boyfriend and that he was really mad. Fearing for his safety, the male subject went out onto the ledge outside the window of the room. He then tried to lower himself down and fell, landing in some bushes. He was not injured, except for minor scrapes. He quickly realized he had been part of a scam and he called police. Officers attempted to make contact with the female, but she had fled the scene. Investigation continuing.

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Attempt Burglary / Possession of Marijuana Suspect Arrested. On June 1 at 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Evergreen regarding a suspicious subject in a backyard. The reporting party was an elderly woman. An officer arrived and detained a male subject in the backyard of the residence. The suspect was visiting a friend who lives next door, but had no business in the woman’s backyard. The suspect had used a screwdriver to take the screen off one of the windows just prior to police arriving. He was also found to have a substantial amount of marijuana on his person. He was arrested, booked and housed. An ICE hold is being sought, as the suspect was found to be an illegal alien.

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erick Ave. in Duarte. There were many people on the street but none have come forward with information. The next day, the victim and two other gang members were arrested with guns in their car. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s are working closely with the Los Angeles County Parole to track who is coming out of prison, interview them and have them sign a gang stipulation that leads to a charge enhancement should they violate their parole. Both Chavez and Davey called on parents to take more responsibility for their children. “Parents need to step up and be parents,” said Davey. She urged parents to take advantage of the many positive programs that the city has available for children. Chavez concurred. “There are a lot of kids out there who are lost. We need to stop making excuses not to put our children in these programs,” she said. Duarte City Mayor John Fasana said the City of Duarte features more than 100 family centered programs and services on the www. duarteyouth.org website, including the Duarte Area Resource Team mentoring program for teens, Youthworks, Duarte’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth, the Duarte Youth Boxing Program, Moonlight Basketball, and a full yeararound Parks and Recreation schedule. Fasana said the City and School District are also stepping up additional efforts to reach kids with the important message of racial tolerance. Anyone with information about a crime may contact the Temple Sheriff’s Station at (626) 448-9861, or may leave information on the Duarte Public Safety Department Anonymous Tip Line at (626) 359-5671, ext. 462.

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

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

Duarte’s Paola Arana Pounds Out Quarter-Final Win at USA Boxing National Championships in Denver Dua r te Yout h Box i ng Club’s Paola Arana, 18, won her bout today ( June 8) against Samantha Guzman, 20, of Chicago, IL, competing in the in the 101 pound women’s division in the USA Boxing National Championships at Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colorado. She will now advance to the semi-final round of competition at the National Championships. “Paola’s victory is even more significant because Guzman is rated number two in the country,” said Duarte Youth Boxing Club coach, Victor

Valenzuela. This is the first time that Arana has competed in a national competition. She earned her spot on the team of 33 male and female boxers representing the Great West Region of Southern California and Nevada by winning the USA Boxing Southern California Championship Tournament in Pacoima, CA last January and the USA Boxing Regional Championship Tournament in Coachella Valley in February. Arana, a Duarte High School graduate, currently attends Citrus College.

Arcadia Coordinating Council Installs New Board On Monday, June 1st the Arcadia Community Coordinating Council installed its 2009-2010 Board of Directors at a luncheon meeting. Incoming President Jodi Little and the incoming Board were installed with a sweet ice cream themed ceremony by Laura Jean Swenson. Outgoing President Marie Burns thanked her Board, the General Membership, and the community for efforts during the past year to raise funds for the Campership Program.

The goal of the Coordinating Council is twofold – to facilitate communication of local events among community organizations and more importantly, to raise funds to enable children in Arcadia to attend summer and day camps and youth activities. Although the fundraising goal was not reached this year, the Coordinating Council will continue to do everything it can to provide financial support to local youth.

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