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Council Keeps Eye on State Lawmakers as Budget Issues Threaten to Trickle Down Sierra Madre City Councilman John Buchanan briefly discussed the effects of the latest proposed state budget on Sierra Madre at the Sierra Madre City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Buchanan was dubious about what the state’s actual final budget might actually look like and how it will affect the states counties and municipalities, saying, “Like any of us can really tell.” Currently, an 8% takeaway of property tax is proposed. This reduction of property tax, the leading contributor of revenue to the city’s general fund, will have a strong negative impact the city’s budget. Additionally, the governor’s office recently proposed a three-quarters reduction of the gas tax. This gas tax is to the per gallon tax, not the sales tax. The amount from this reduction, which is effectively a seizure of funds traditionally earmarked for municipalities to fill the worsening state budget gap, would add up to $750 million. That translates to around a $250,000 potential loss for Sierra Madre’s general fund. More information on the state budget to come as we track the latest developments in print and on our website, www.sierramadreweekly. com.

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No Protective Barriers Needed for North Baldwin Dining Area BY MORGAN CARPENTER

-Photo by Terry Miller

Welcome, Grads.

-Photo by Marilyn Daleo Arcadia’s Connie Kuo chats on her cell phone to family members in the bleechers. See related story on page 15.

APD ADDS TO THIN BLUE LINE

Monrovia High School had a sea of graduates waiting for pomp and circumstance to start playing. The graduates received their diplomas at Citrus College in Glendora Tuesday evening due to their school’s ongoing construction. Although parking was a bit of a problem, parents and friends didn’t seem to mind the long walk to the stadium to see their graduate. See more photos on page 16 and at monroviaweekly.com.

After a member of the community expressed concern for the safety of patrons dining on the sidewalk on north Baldwin Ave, the Sierra Madre City Council was presented a report by Director Bruce Inman of Public Works at the Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. The department staff contacted the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA), a traffic engineer, the police, and other cities. JPIA said that they “did not believe [sidewalk dining] is an inherently dangerous practice.” The city’s traffic engineer reported that a standard curb is generally considered an acceptable barrier to prevent accidents, especially when vehicles are travelling at speeds typical to urban areas. The police had no record of accidents involving sidewalk-dining patrons and vehicles, and the majority of other cities contacted said that a minimum setback from the street was adequate. Sierra Madre currently requires an 18-inch setback from the street. While the given report did not recommend any necessary action, it did investigate bollards, which could potentially be used to prevent vehicles from injuring patrons. The bollards would be installed at each

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Symphony Unveils Plan to Overcome Obstacles

BY DOROTHY DENNE

Welcoming Faces - Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Executives welcomed new members to the organization during a two day membership drive last week.

Last Wednesday and Thursday members and volunteers took to the phones in an effort to boost membership at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. By all accounts, the event was a great success, with nearly 20 new businesses joining the chamber over the two day drive. After joining, new members were treated to presentations by the Chamber and speakers from the business community including Andrea Olivas, Client Manager for Beacon Media. A presentation by Verena Somer, a Chamber Ambassador, outlined the many benefits of chamber membership, including networking events, business expos and of course, advertising opportunities.

Friends, family, and future co-workers gathered in Arcadia Council Chambers on Thursday, June 11, 2009 to observe the swearing in and badge pinning ceremony of two new officers to the Arcadia Police Department. Though the department is operating under a hiring freeze, due to City budget cuts, natural attrition sometimes necessitates hiring replacements to maintain numbers at the level allowed under the freeze. Chief Bob Sanderson said, “One of the very few upsides to the current economy is that, with more and more applicants available, it provides us an even better opportunity to attract the cream of the crop. That is what we feel we have in these two officers.” Both graduated from Rio Hondo Police Academy. Officer Cameron Link was a Navy Corpsman from 10/2003 to 10/2008. He served with Marines and was decorated with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement

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Sorry Descanso, Lot H is the future home of the Pasadena POPS. BY BILL PETERS “We have supported the Pasadena Symphony for years,” I was told by a woman at an opening recently. “But,” she continued, “no more after the mismanagement there.” That is exactly the perception that CEO, Paul Jan Zdunek, must

overcome in order to keep his organization, The Pasadena Symphony Association, from becoming stalled in a morass. To accomplish the dual goals of changing attitudes both inside and outside the Association, Zdunek an-

-Photo By Terry Miller

nounced his plan last week which he calls a “Recovery Plan for a Sustainable Future”. He made the presentation before press and community representatives on the steps of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium last week. Zdunek conceded that,

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ANDY AND I

The Gold Line heads East.

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Funny how things happen. Sometimes timing just happens unintentionally. For the past two weeks I’ve talked with you about sorting my piles and putting them in my files. Sunday I flipped on TV to watch 60 Minutes. How did it close? With Andy Rooney ruminating about his many piles, files and boxes of collected materials. Is it a common characteristic of writers and communicators? Or, is it just part of the process of aging? I don’t know, but for me the process

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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.

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FATHER’S DAY HOME ALONE TOO

Metro Service Changes Set for June 28 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.

Metro Local 177, Your Pasadena Connection Save time on your rush-hour commute in Pasadena when you ride Metro Local 177. With service every half hour to Caltech/JPL, Pasadena City College, Old Pasadena or the Hastings Shopping Center, Metro makes it easy to get where you need to be. Find timetables at metro.net.

Rail Safety E=orts Targeting East LA

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Since streetcars haven’t rolled through East LA for nearly half a century, Metro is using special rail safety ambassadors along the route of the Metro Gold Line urging residents to use caution around the trains. The ambassadors will be at stations and intersections until well after the grand opening.

Sunday June 21st is Father’s Day. It is a special day for remembering and reflection! Well that is just what I am doing in the column today! It was Father’s Day 40 years ago, June 15th, 1969, a date that will live in infamy for me and it was so memorable that it seems like it happened only yesterday. The column title today indicates it was promised to be a special day for me “Home Alone”. The family thought it would be a nice present for Dad to have a day all to himself. So my wife packed up our three boys and spent the day at the beach. My joyous plan was to watch TV, Snooze, Snack and Smack comfortably at home alone. It all started with the shades drawn, the TV blaring out the LA Dodgers baseball game, with nearby snacks saturating the coffee table which included my favorite chips and onion dip and a refreshing cool beverage to compliment my feet upon the sofa and feeling like the King of the House. Then unexpectedly an impatient intruder started ringing the doorbell and pounding on the front door. I thought, oh yeah it’s probably my fun neighbor with a six pack and hot dogs from his grill to share this special day with me. Oh, no it couldn’t be worse... it was my sister-in-law, Gross Opal, with her 3 hoodlum kids. There they were ... as they pushed their way through my door, SEE EVIL, SPEAK EVIL and horrid little brother, BE EVIL. It was now that EVIL OPAL announced that she had come to visit her sister and spend Father’s Day keeping

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BY WALLY HAGE

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.

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

continues. This weekend I threw away what seemed to be a ton of magazines I accumulated in just the last two years. It was a good feeling and it cleared space to accumulate new things. In them I uncovered some time lines I had cut out and kept as reference for some of my writing. Let me share some of the info with you. I think you will find it interesting, maybe enlightening, and mostly just fun.

PHOTOGRAPHER Terry Miller

her company. She was pulling an enormous travel bag filled with swimsuits, flippers, volleyballs, and smelly tennis shoes. Her immediate proclamation set the tone for this unforgettable day. “Hey Stern”, ... (that’s her cutesy name for me ... as I’m always the Sergeant of Arms correcting her monsters) she blurted out … “your nephews have to go to the toilet and change clothes to go swimming in your pool. The statement might as well have been turned around, as that is what they usually do in my pristine swimming pool. Once, again I told her that her sister Pat was gone and so they could stay and spend the day in our pool. However, I explained that I was going stay inside to enjoy a quiet Father’s Day! Her wrinkled up nose and puckered mouth should have been the indication to not take my eyes off of any of that clan. Now thirty minutes into this historic day...I heard the most blood-curdling scream!! Hurry, Hurry, Wally, she’s drowning! I immediately rushed to poolside and there was her 6-year-old daughter flailing away in the deep end of the pool without a preserver on. I jumped into the pool with all of my fine “Father’s Day Apparel On” and grabbed the tike and pulled her safely to the edge. The Garble at me from the Monster Mom was unbelievable. WHY DON’T YOU HAVE SAFETY RAILS IN YOUR POOL? ... HOW COME YOU DON’T WATCH YOUR NIECE AND NEPHEWS WHEN THEY ARE IN YOUR POOL? She insis-

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Down Across 1. Small drum 6. Practical joke 10. Sign of healing 14. Floored 15. A long time 16. Injectable diazepam, in military lingo 17. Abductors 19. Coffee dispensers 20. Land in la mer 21. Couple 22. Dinner course 24. Furnace

25. Agitated state 26. Salty 29. The use of the voice 33. Encompassed about 34. Boy or man 35. Switch ending 36. Sudden explosive noise 37. Strikes out 38. Latvian, e.g. 39. Fibbed 40. Some Ivy Leaguers 41. Heavy stocking cap worn in Canada 42. Registered

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ART OF LIVING

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Pasadena Symphony Seeks Change in Attitude and Management of Funds

-Photos By Terry miller

Arcadia Historical Museum Offers Glimpse into Beauty of Arcadia AHS Student Wins Top Honor in First Annual Photography Contest BY MORGAN CARPENTER

17th Pasadena Chalk Festival This Weekend WorldÊs Largest Street Painting Festival Returns this FatherÊs Day Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21 2009 For centuries artists have painted beautiful images on the boulevards and squares of great cities, using chalk as their medium and the street pavement as their canvas. These artists and their creations were not a destination unto themselves; they were a wonderful element of the everyday business of these cities. This weekend, the Paseo Colorado will help the Pasadena Chalk Festival continue the legacy of the street painting art form by offering festival visitors an opportunity to see the artworks come to life on their sidewalks. Now celebrating its 17th year, the Festival places over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalks in the hands of hundreds of “Madonnari” (Italian for street painter) who come from all across Southern California and points beyond to spend two days on hands and knees creating spectacular murals on concrete areas the size of two city blocks. In every style imaginable, from classical to contemporary, whimsical and fantastic to socially relevant, the murals are designed and created by independent artists as well as teams representing art schools, museums and cultural centers. The artists are an incredibly diverse group, representing many ethnicities and age ranges. Prestigious cultural festivals in Europe, North and South America celebrate this traditional art form and are popular attractions for artists, art lovers and people from all walks of life. The Pasadena Chalk Festival is the world’s largest of these gatherings by sheer numbers of participating artists. Joining Pasadena Chalk Festival again this year, are popular artists Arlou Somo, Randall Wilson, Anne Marie Darrach, Esther Petschar, Henry Colchado, Daniel Ramirez, and animation artist Melody Severns, who will be filmed by National Geographic this year as part of a new life-style television show on National Geographic television premiering this fall. In addition to the opportunity to watch artists at work, guests will be treated to live music and children can get into the creative act in ‘Chalkland’, an area specially designated for kids and families.

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as many in the community had worried, the organization was on a downward spiral caused by both the Symphony and the Pasadena Pops living beyond their means. He also admits that the combination of the Pasadena Symphony Association and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra was handled poorly since economies of scale that were promised did not occur and the two camps had distinctly different goals leading to conflict among board members. Ever the optimist, Zdunek swept the situation under the rug: “Neither the economy nor the combining of these two organizations caused the crisis, they only exacerbated the situations mentioned above.” The recovery plan is a roadmap to restore fiscal balance now and in the future, restore consumer confidence in staff and Board while hanging on to the corporate sponsorships the Pops has developed and widening support among individuals, the hallmark of support for the Pasadena Symphony. To save money and to inspire greater audience attendance, the plan calls for a more popular repertoire choice, cheaper guest artists, and smaller orchestras. The plan calls for “significantly marketable and fiscally responsible” programming that will reduce the budget needs by 33%. The report says this style of programming will still be artistically satisfying. Jorge Mester, the conductor of the Pasadena Symphony for the past quarter-century, indicated his support of the program, perhaps knowing that orchestras across the country are tightening belts in similar ways, but it’s no doubt tough medicine for him to swallow, since he is well-known nationally for progressive programming—having received awards for the introduction of modern works. Mester has also accepted a 10% pay cut for the 20092010 season, along with the conductor of the Pasadena Pops, Rachael Worby. CEO Zdunek announced he will also receive a 10% pay cut. No mention was made of the orchestra’s musicians and any affect the recovery program

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may have on them. Contract negotiations with Local 47 are scheduled to begin soon. When concerts were cancelled late last year by what was then called The Orchestras of Pasadena, stunned musicians took to blogs to voice their complaints. Laurie Niles, a member of the violin section of both the Symphony and the Pops orchestras, stated in October, 2008, on her blog, violinist.com, “It was like a punch in the stomach.” The orchestra members were asked to perform at least one concert without pay. She said that other orchestras she performs with, facing economic hardship, had also asked for reduced fees for performing, in turn creating hardship for her and her colleagues. “The November concert was one of just five planned for this season, so losing it [the performance] means a significant pay cut for the musicians,” the professional freelance musician said. Other concerts were also curtailed later, and whether or not the musicians’ paychecks are up-to-date at this point is not known. The Recovery Plan says that past-due bills will be honored over time with 5% owing to be paid from May, 2009 to September, 2009 and then increased to 10% per month from October 2009 to September 2010 on all open balances. The plan pledges to keep future invoices current. The Pasadena Pops Orchestra will perform at Descanso Gardens this current summer season but will see several changes in next summer. The orchestra, under conductor Rachael Worby, will be separately “branded” from the Pasadena Symphony, the plan says. The orchestra will move from its present home at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge to a grassy area near Lot H of the Rose Bowl beginning in summer of 2010. The reasoning, according to the plan, is that the larger open area will draw the same number of fans that might regularly attend - about 3,500 for its two-night performances - to the much larger venue in only a single night instead. Additionally, ticket prices will be adjusted, with higher prices for better tables towards the front and

The Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum announced the winners of its first annual Arcadia Juried Photography Contest and Exhibition at an opening ceremony on May 30. The theme of this exhibition was to “let people see the beauty of Arcadia,” and the exhibition was co-curated by Dana Dunn and Iris Chen. The contest was sponsored by the Santa Anita Race Track, and prizes included a Westfield Santa Anita gift card, Nintendo DS, Canon digital camera, IPod shuffle, and other goodies. Photographs were split into two categories, students and adults, and judged by Rachel Fermi, Lloyd Fujiwara, and John Fang. The winners for the student category included Jeffery Chen, Emily Khuu, and Alison Yeh, and the winners of the adult category included Ellie Dorrance, Chao-Jung Chu, and Josephine Shen. The judges’ favorite, the top prize, was awarded to “Backyard Vista” by William Scott Fairbanks, a current senior at Arcadia High School who will be attending USC this fall. The main goal of the contest was to “create awareness about the Historical Museum and Society,” especially among students, according to co-curator Iris Chen. Carolyn GarnerReagan, the Director of Library and Museum and Services, was amazed by the “depth of interest” in the contest and exhibition despite being its first year of existence. The exhibition will be open until August 15, 2009, displaying the photographs of all participants and winners. The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 West Huntington Drive in Arcadia.

more reasonably priced offerings in the expanded lawn seating at the rear. For their part, the City of Pasadena is expected to give the Pops a special deal for moving to Lot H, the designated tailgate party spot for UCLA Bruin games at the Rose Bowl. Zdunek promises to come up with a better sounding name for the Pops’ new concert venue than “Lot H”. The Pasadena Symphony will remain at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for its concert season. As with the Pops, Symphony tickets will be scaled according to the best seat locations and also introduce special package offers. The Plan envisions a Family Package for children under 17 at $10 if purchased with an adult full-price admission; a student all-concert card for $30 that will allow attendance at all concerts for the entire season—with a commitment to find good seats for students. Like most everywhere else, staff reductions have already been implemented and those who remain have accepted a 5% pay-cut. An aggressive marketing campaign will attempt to bring revenues from ticket sales and contributions to a 50-50% level, rather than the

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CRUISING THE COLUMBIA RIVER ABOARD AN AMERICAN SAFARI YACHT, PART 1

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There are many great memories that come to mind as I recount my nine-day yacht cruise down the Columbia River. There are colossal dams with massive steel locks, giant gorges cut through mountains, BY GREG ARAGON behemoth barges and ships drifting past cabin windows, spectacular unspoiled landscapes teeming with wildlife, tiny deserted islands, roaring rapids, historic images of explorers Lewis and Clark, and so much more. My journey began last September, when a friend and I flew to Portland, Oregon, where we were greeted by American Safari Cruises. We were then transported by luxury van to Astoria. Along the way we picked up our fellow passengers, and then drove past beautiful coastline and stopped at the legendary Tillamook Cheese Factory in the seaside city of Tillamook, Oregon. In couple hours we reached Astoria, Oregon and got a first look at our yacht, the Safari Spirit, anchored along an old wooden dock. I say “our yacht” for good reason. With a total of only 8 passengers onboard, the 105-ft. vessel was a private, floating paradise. And that’s the beauty of American Safari Cruises. The company separates itself from competition by providing an upscale, private approach to cruising aboard actual yachts. Their three boats carry between 12 and 36 passengers in plush comfort, with homey lounges, hot tubs, and spacious cabins. Once aboard the Safari Spirit, we enjoyed a cocktail reception, where we met Captain Winston, his four crew members, and our six fellow passengers. While nibbling on shrimp and sipping champagne, we discussed the mighty Columbia River and the incredible voyage before us. We were then shown our staterooms. Our portside cabin was located on the first deck, about mid-boat. Quaint and efficient, if boasted a large comfy bed, DVD player, big windows, desk area, tub and shower, and best of all, a heated bathroom floor. After unpacking I took a nap and then joined the others for dinner. While enjoying three-cheese tortellini with Dungeness crab, roast beef, mashed potatoes, fresh-baked bread, veggies, and Washington wines, the Spirit cruised along the canyons of the Snake and Clearwater rivers. After dinner the captain dropped anchor in a secluded cove and we retreated to the lounge for cocktails and an itinerary briefing by our tour director Richard. We were then joined by a local historian who told fascinating stories about the surrounding area the Columbia River, which is one the most important waterways in the world. We concluded the evening with a stroll on deck and a movie in our cabin. Next week, I continue down the Columbia River, kayaking, jet boating and cruising my way through Hells Canyon, the Snake River, Hanford Reach National Monument, Palouse Canyon, Washington Wine Country, the Columbia Gorge and Bonneville Dam. Along the way we will encounter unique wildlife, museums and attractions, incredible onboard meals and lectures, and get a floating history lesson on the Columbia River. American Safari Cruises is currently booking for upcoming Columbia and Snake River Cruises beginning in September. For more information, dates and pricing, visit www.amsafari.com or call (888) 862-8881.

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ART OF LIVING

AtoZDining American Fare Cameron’s Seafood With porthole shaped mirrors and wall-mounted fish (sorry, no singing ones) giving this place the classic feel of a seaside fish camp, you’re sure to forget your an hour from the coast. Dine in or take home cuts from the seafood market. 1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 793-FISH Shrimp House Casual, comfortable, simple, and family operated for over 48 years. If you’re tired of the typical chain dining experience, give the little guy a try! Daily hand-breaded, huge Jumbo Shrimp, will haunt your taste buds for the rest of your days. Soon you will join generations of Shrimp House fanatics. It’s seafood you will crave. Shrimp, fish filets, steaks, chicken, salads, and food to go. 4488 E. Live Oak Ave, Arcadia (626) 445-6369, (626) 448-8742, www. originalshrimphouse.net

California Cuisine Picasso’s CafĂŠ, Bakery & Catering Co. Try our upscale fast casual gourmet Restaurant and Bakery, conduct business in Picasso’s Private Dining Rooms, or explore other fresh food choices with our Corporate Catering division. Celebrating 20 Years of Business, and Awarded San Gabriel Valley’s Small Business of the Year 2008, we are focused on providing quality food products and events, consistent service, and competitive prices. Experience our ever-growing selection of menus, services, presentation styles, and creativity; at Picasso’s, Great Food is a true “work of art!â€? Catering Available 24/7 at www.picassoscafe.com or (626) 9696100. 6070 N. Irwindale Ave., Suite A-D Irwindale, CA

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La Petite France Bakery Not just cakes and desserts but a plethora of choices even not on the menu! Just ask for Chef Daniel and he will immediately come up with catering ideas from breakfast, lunch to a sumptuous cavalcade of home-cooked Mediterranean cuisine. 411 E. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, (626) 445-0392. Patticakes: The dessert Company Located in Altadena and featuring such heavenly and huge dessert delights as: Truffle dark chocolate flourless cake with dark chocolate truffle cream. finished with chocolate curls. Or if that’s not quite your cup of tea, try their old fashion :four layers of Devil’s Food chocolate cake with a white chocolate mousse center. Glazed with dark chocolate ganache. 1900 North Allen, Altadena (626) 794-1128

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An Evening with Star Chefs at Santa Anita State Congressman Adam Schiff is Honorary Chairperson From Sea Biscuit to Secretariat, Santa Anita Park has seen its share of winners. Next Saturday, the racetrack will play host to yet another champion when Rosemary Children’s Services (RCS) returns to the historic Art Deco venue to hold its long-running benefit, “An Evening with Star Chefs.� “There’s a reason we’ve continued to hold Star Chefs for 46 years,� says Jennifer Radics, Director of Development for the agency, which serves abused, abandoned and neglected children throughout Los Angeles County as well as portions of San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties. “The community loves it! I can’t think of a more magical way to spend a summer evening than sampling dishes prepared by ‘star chefs’ from some of the area’s finest restaurants, then dancing under the stars on the grounds of one of the most beautiful and unique landmarks in Southern California.� Participating restaurants at this year’s Star Chefs gala include Castle Catering, Celestino, Charcuterie, Choctal Ice Cream, El Cholo, Front Runner, Il Fornaio, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mi Piace, Nikki C’s Restaurant and Bar, Pasadena Baking Company, The Raymond Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and The Terrace at the Langham Huntington. Bacardi USA, IZZE Beverage Company,

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– each of the “star chefs� participating in An Evening with Star Chefs – to those attending the event, thank them for their generosity and announce the recipient of the “Best Booth Award.� Emmy Award winning television reporter, anchor and host Wendy Burch will play a leading role at Star Chefs as well – appearing as Master of Ceremonies. Burch, who has

worked as an Entertainment Correspondent in Hollywood for CBS News and E! News Daily, is currently employed as a freelance reporter for KABC’s Eyewitness News. In 2006, Burch – a longtime volunteer in the community – founded The Good News Foundation, a non-profit organization of television newswomen that awards grant money to individuals and organizations creating ‘good news.’ The Foundation also offers academic scholarships and mentoring programs for young women aspiring to become the next generation of television journalists. “When we learned about Wendy’s work with the Good News Foundation, we realized that she was a perfect fit for Star Chefs,� Radics explains. “Like Wendy, we’re committed to fostering – and celebrating – good news. There’s nothing that thrills us more than hearing a success story about one of our children.� Tickets for An Evening with Star Chefs are currently available for $150/person. For more information, visit www.rosemarychildren.org or call 626.844.3033 ext. 211. Santa Anita Park is located at 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia.

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asta salad is always a great summer meal for the whole family. I have tried many versions in the quest for one that is tasty yet healthy and filling. Don’t let me forget economical as well. When the kids were younger and I had to accompany them to the pool, I would get up early and cook my chicken or at least put it in the crock pot if I was carpooling to swim practice. I knew the chicken was cooked for dinner no matter what time we all arrived home for dinner that day. I much prefer the flavor and price of bone-in chicken for any recipe using chopped chicken. 1

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Getting Around the Reason Sellers Won’t Carry (Even When They Should) Foreclosure . . . the word gets stuck in your throat, doesn’t it? Or at least causes a few palpitations before settling in your gut. Foreclosure is nervewracking no matter what side of it you’re on (unless you’re a publicly traded institutional lender addicted to TARP . . . in that case, you probably have no feelings). Over the last 5 years, I have talked to numerous sellers who want to sell and would sell, but they don’t want to pay capital gains and they don’t want to exchange. These are usually hardworking couples who have invested in 4-12 properties over the years in preparation for their retirement, and manage it all themselves. At some point they get tired, or want to travel, and the rent-

als become a burden. Then I explain the installment sale, how it’s possible for them to have hassle free income that exceeds what they’re collecting in rent, and they love the idea, until they realize there’s a chance they might have to foreclose if the buyer quits paying on the seller carry back note they’ve created. Strong and intelligent underwriting usually keeps this from happening, but some people just can’t stand the thought, even if they’d profit from it. Can these people still get the benefits they’re looking for? Yes. They can use a Deferred Sales Trust, or a Title Holding Land Trust. Let’s talk about the first one. T he Defer red Sa les Trust kind of takes over where the Private Annuity

•trust lists and sells the property conventionally (getting cash or CTNL from the buyer) •trust pays seller with a payment contract called an “installment contract,” which is basically an annuity, paid over an agreed period of time

Trust left off. It’s the installment sale without the risk of foreclosure. (You just have to be willing to accept a lower rate of return, say 4%ish, instead of the 6-9% you could get with a traditional seller carry). This strategy is gaining popularity among those who have highly appreciated as-

sets that are marked for sale, or assets that would be hard to exchange, such as business interests. Here’s the anatomy of the transaction: •seller ‘sells’ his property to a trust owned by a third party company

Deferred Sales Trusts a re drafted pursua nt to IRC 453, the same as the installment sale in the seller financing scenario. The capital gains tax is realized or triggered, but not recognized or paid (not until the seller starts receiving the payments, and even then capital gains are only paid a little at a time). So, yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too . . . get the benefits of carrying paper without the risks. Just make sure you’re in a strong financial position (as

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time favorite comedies, Groundhog Day and Caddyshack. Oh, and did I mention dude was a Ghostbuster? Come on, I’m there. Still, I don’t love its box-office prospects and expect repeat Hangover business to soften its Friday bow even further. Crystal ball says it opens in the low 20s and struggles to hit triple digits domestically. But hey, there’s always the Chinese bootleg market, which I hear is thriving!

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Legendary comic strip artist and television writer Tom Gammill, whose comic strip “The Doozies” has captivated audiences of our newspapers for years upon end, has produced a series of short videos to accompany his work in the funny pages of this very paper. In a recent installment, Gammill, along with writing/producing partner Max Pross, visited the 2009 National Cartoonist Convention in L.A. With Beacon newspapers in tow, Gammill talks with some of the most famous and influential cartoonists and industry heavyweights. In this picture, Tom shares a laugh with Jean Schulz, wife of the late Charles Schulz of “Peanuts” fame. Check out the this video, along with a host of others from Gammill’s “Learn to Draw” series by visiting our website, www. pasadenaindependent.com

Lucky Number 13 Most people will tell you a sequel never measures up to the original. The Squirrel doesn’t necessarily disagree with this widespread belief. But sometimes, every now and again, it takes a sequel or twelve to really take a franchise to the next level. Thus is the case with Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen. Capturing t he reckless passion of Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh with the soaring gravitas of Witchcraft XII: In the Lair of the Serpent, Blood of the Chosen is the sort of monumental effort that changes the way a generation views themselves and their world. Well, at least until Witchcraft 14: Blood of the Chosen II comes out.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen I saw the first installment of this Michael Bay opus and found it rather dreadful. Between the explosions, transformations and stomach-churning puns, I just couldn’t make out what the hell was going on. I do seem to remember that giant robots were involved, and apparently these same giant robots are back for a sequel (Not to mention another bag of cash). And this time, they’re even more giant! Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have weighed in and the prevailing consensus sounds about right to me: Big, dumb, and loud. Okay, okay, I’ll probably cave in, camp out, and see it in IMAX at 12:01. But I feel confident promising not to enjoy myself.


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321 E. Grandview, Sierra Madre Offered at 1,075,000. Extraordinary in Detail – This house has a rich blend of history and craftsmanship. It was built in the 1890’s and its design reflects discriminating taste and art. The master suite is enhanced with a spectacular view from the balcony and steam sauna. You can entertain handsomely in the large country kitchen or around the saltwater pool and spa. Additional features include: family room, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,621 sf home, 12,297 sf lot, tranquil mountain view and detached music room. If character, privacy and warmth are in your plans, this home is just right for you! Call to preview before it is too late.

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2025 Carolwood, Arcadia, Ca Offered at $1,048,000. Situated in Highland Oaks with awarding winning Arcadia Schools, this home offers: : 2,985 sq.ft. (which includes the 664 sq.ft. of basement) with a 22,440 sf lot., 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, family room, 2 fireplaces, 2-car attached garage & a 664 sf finished basement currently being used as a media room and 5th bedroom.

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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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We are pleased to announce the merger of the Arcadia Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home with the Douglass & Zook Mortuary in Monrovia. All our records, and staff and the same family owned trust you came to know in Arcadia has been transferred to 600 East Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia. The much larger Douglass & Zook facility has been remodeled to accomodate all Arcadia and Monrovia families, as well as the other communities of the San Gabriel Valley. Please feel free to call us any time with any questions or to request additional information. Our new name is:

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Jeanne S. McGee, wife of the late Benjamin M. McGee, passed away after a short illness at the age of 83 on June 2, 2009. She was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on October 18, 1925 to parents James G. Tucker and Rosalie Nutry Cummings. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Nancie L. Jones. Jeanne leaves behind her beloved children: daughter Pamela and husband Patrick Tyler of LaGrange, GA; son Michael and wife Debbie McGee of Sierra Madre, CA; son Mark and his wife Kathy Roegner of Santa Barbara, CA; daughter Michelle and husband Jamie Markee of Wrightwood, CA; son James B. McGee and wife Marianne McGee of Granite Bay, CA and son-in-law Steven Powell

of Santa Barbara, CA. Her twelve grandchildren are Jason, Brooke, Jeramy and wife Emily; Steven, Scott and wife Genna; James, Travis, Daniel, Jennifer, Patrick, Maggie, and Jared. Hannah and Benjamin are her two great-grandchildren.

Jeanne was a 21-year resident of Wrightwood, having lived previously in Sierra Madre, CA for 35 years. She taught elementary school for 43 years, the majority of that time at Pasadena Towne and Country School in Pasadena, CA. She was an active member of the Wrightwood Friends of the Library and the Wrightwood Museum. Jeanne’s warmth and love will be missed by her family and her many friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jeanne’s memory to the Wrightwood Friends of the Library would be appreciated: Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 1962, Wrightwood, CA 92397. Desert View Funeral Home handled the arrangements and a memorial service will be held in Wrightwood on July 19, 2009.

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current 28-72% mix. Partnerships with The Agency and a class at the Art Center College of Design, plus numerous fund and friend-raising events are anticipated. Fund raising, according to the plan, will be smaller affairs hoping to enthuse audiences by bringing musicians and audience closer together. Gala events have been totally axed. The 20 09 -2010 budget has been reduced from around $5 million to $3.2 million, an amount Zdunek previously announced must be raised by Sept. 30. A portion of the Association’s revenue will be earmarked to fortify endowments for the future. These funds will have strengthened

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able future for the Pasadena Symphony Association. The Board of Directors will be increased from the current 35 members to a total of 45, the maximum number allowed under the by-laws of the Association. Each new director will be expected to demonstrate a genuine interest in the goals of the Association and arts in general; be from the region served by the orchestras; be able to network with professional, community and personal peers; and be representative of the geographic and socio-economic demographics of the area. Association educational programs will continue, but only those which are fullyfunded. The popular fee-based

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Orchestra will continue. Paul Jan Zdunek came to the Pasadena Symphony Association as a crisis-management consultant, but as the endowment fund was depleted by the economic downturn, the Board turned to Zdunek to take charge of the organization, naming him Chief Executive Officer on Nov. 21 of last year. His recovery plan comes at a difficult time for orchestras and other non-profit organizations all across the country. Last year’s reported decline of charitable donations for all groups nationally was about 2%, while donations for Arts and Humanities have declined 6.4%. But despite the national trend, support remains relatively generous for music groups in the San Gabriel Valley.

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tently put all of the blame for the incident upon me ... disregarding that she was napping while her rude monsters were in the pool. Unknown to me, during all the commotion her five year old boy had slipped into our house to explore things while we were making certain the little girl was OK and that the Mom had finally quieted down. Then all of a sudden her five year old “Exploring Thug” came running out of the house yelling ... MOMMY, MOMMY, I’m sick ... I “throwed up” all over the rug. Oh, yeah and all over the living room couch, into my onion dip and in my cool beer. It seems, that the dummy drank my beer, ate my chips, choked on the onion dip and vomited. Once again, the Garble from Monster Mom ... went something like this. Why would you leave an open beer can for an unsuspecting five-year-old child to drink and get sick?? At that point “Blameless Opal” fortunately gathered her “MOB” and rushed out of the house saying ... “I will never visit hear again” ... “When You’re Home Alone” ... I almost giggled and said under my breath “Do You Promise” Now you think that was the end of the story, don’t you? Well, think again. Soon after the Wicked Witch Opal left and was out of sight, my thoughtful family arrived home weary after a day at the beach. Their Greeting was just too funny. “Hi Honey, hope you had a nice Father’s Day ... Home Alone!” Well here it is Forty years later and I have only one wish for All Fathers out there: It is my wish that each Father, have God’s Special Blessings on this day and that they too, may experience a truly memorable … but Happy, Father’s Day June 21st, 2009.

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Contemporary is the key! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is situated on a large lot. Not only is the house gorgeous but the backyard is brimming with lush landscaping. An open floor plan allows for all your entertaining needs. Call today to let us help you make this contemporary home yours! SIERRA MADRE $1,098,000 (MAN)

In the heart of Nature! Sitting on a 17,000 square foot lot, this traditional 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home is nestled amongst gorgeous fruit trees and majestic oaks. Relax on its full length deck which features a spa or go on a nature walk in your own backyard. This home is truly a Sierra Madre retreat. Call today to let us help you call this treasure home. SIERRA MADRE $998,000 (MON265)

Million Dollar View! Let the views from Downtown Los Angeles to Pacific Palisades to Long Beach capture you. This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in the “Beverly Hills” area of Monterey Park and will sure to make you feel like a million dollars without spending it. Don’t let this home slip through your fingers! Call today to see how we can help you get into this dream home. MONTEREY PARK $768,000 (RID)

Attention to detail! This 3 bedroom home was designed with attention to detail and overflowing with extras. This home includes a formal dining room graced with coved ceilings. Charming fireplaces accent both the family and dining rooms. With no luxury overlooked, this home is truly a masterpiece. Call today to see how we can help you discover every detail in this home. MONROVIA $679,000 (IVY)

Pasadena Sanctuary! This fully updated craftsman home offers the best in amenities. A new master suite and bath are just a few things this home has to offer. The backyard has been landscaped with every detail attended to. Hardwood flooring and new cabinets add elegance to this home. If a tranquil and peaceful home is what you are looking for, look no further. Call today to make this private sanctuary yours! PASADENA $590,000 (OAK)

Light and Airy! That’s the feeling you get when you step into this loft style townhome. The many windows with their plantation shutters, only adds to the character of this townhome. The upstairs loft gives you the feeling of being at the beach. On warm days, relax on the patio or take a dip in the sparkling pool. Pick up the phone today and call us to see how we can get you into this town home today. PASADENA $244,000 (GLE)

Bring out your inner craftsman! This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home rests upon a large R3 zoned lot. Whether your building a jungle gym or the guest house of your dreams, you will see the possibilities are endless with this property. Pick up the phone and let us help you get started on your new project. HESPERIA $237,000 (E.AVE.)


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Community Eagle Scout Soars High in Monrovia

Gabriel PierceÊs Eagle Scout project is to help underprivileged women in the Los Angeles area. With the hope of obtaining his goal, he sponsored a car wash with other scouts from Troop 135 on Saturday morning at the Aztec Hotel. Pictured putting the gleem back in this vintage MGB are: Gabriel and his brother Dominick along with sister Amanda. Also pictured working hard on the fundraising effort is David Giorgio, Jak Silvero, Alex Cruz, Peter Veerman, Joshua Eng, Alexander Morris and a very young helper Noah Sacdalan, 3. GabrielÊs Eagle Scout project will benefit Stepping Stones for women, a facility in Covina. -Photos by Terry Miller

Hospital Receives $4 Million Gift for ER

Last week, philanthropists Tom and Bea Hollfelder have made a $4 million gift to The Campaign for Methodist Hospital. To date, this is the largest outright gift made by individual donors in the hospital’s 106 year history. “In our opinion, Meth-

odist Hospital is a very wellrun organization that is looking toward the future and is providing the same spirit of caring to patients and their families that we experienced when we first came here 20 years ago,” Tom Hollfelder said. “That our gift would be wisely and effectively used

was important to us.” In recognition of their donation, the first floor of the new hospital tower will be named the Hollfelder Emergency Care Center, which is scheduled to open in 2012. This center will serve up to 50,000 patients per year, doubling the capacity that the current emergency room was originally designed to serve. The cornerstone of the plan is a nearly 155,000 square foot patient care tower, which includes the Hollfelder Emergency Care Center and will also house critical care units as well as three floors for medical and surgery patient care. The state-of-the-art facility will utilize advanced medical technology and information systems. The Hollfelder’s first-

hand experience at Methodist Hospital more than 20 years ago spurred their decision to support the hospital’s current campaign. In 1987, the Hollfelders’ youngest daughter, Carol, suffered life threatening injuries in an accident and was airlifted to Methodist Hospital. After several surgeries and follow-up care, Carol was well enough to return home and the Hollfelders are still grateful for the care received in their time of need. “L i ke so ma ny ot hers whose lives have been touched by the skilled and compassionate care of Methodist Hospital, t he Hollfelders have found a way to express their gratitude in a thoughtful and meaningful way for generations to come,” said Sue Francis,

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Meet Derek Ouyang Arcadia High School’s Valedictorian Every year, students with outstanding academic records are nominated to represent the Arcadia High School graduating class as Salutatorians. This year, Arcadia High had 32 seniors, each with a minimum grade point average of 3.95. According to AHS principal David Vannasdall, from this truly impressive group of 32, a selection committee made up of ten AHS faculty members, administrators, and students had to choose one student to represent the senior class as its top scholar. This person is named as Valedictorian for the Class of 2009 and the student selected this year is senior Derek Ouyang. Ouyang has taken 27 semesters of honors and Advanced Placement courses and was named a National Advanced Placement Scholar after earning 4s or 5s (5 being the highest) on eight Advanced Placement Examinations by the end of his junior year. While taking an incredibly rigorous schedule, Ouyang earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average with just a single grade of “A minus” on his transcript. He was named a National Merit Finalist after scoring a perfect 240 on the

PSAT according to Vannasdall. Ouyang has been involved in numerous academic teams and has distinguished himself by winning awards for himself and Arcadia High School in Mathematics, Science, and English. He is also a member of the distinguished Senior Men and Women service group at Arcadia High. Ouyang was born in Alhambra in 1992 and at an early age developed a love for art, music, and academics. In middle school he was named student of the year and drum major of the school band. While keeping busy with the academic schedule that has earned him the valedictorian honor, Ouyang has been involved in the AHS percussion program and is currently Section Leader of the World Class Varsity Percussion Ensemble, a group of 27 percussionists which he lead to Dayton, Ohio for the WGI National Championships. In his spare time, Ouyang loves to create music and films and he plans to pursue mechanical engineering in college. Ouyang will be a featured speaker at the Arcadia High School commencement ceremony on Friday, June 12, at Santa Anita Race Track.

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$4 million from 15 foundation president. “It is the kind of investment that will ensure the continuation of top quality care at the hospital.” The Hollfelder Emergency Ca re Center w ill play an integral part in the hospital’s ability to serve the community in the years to come. The expansion in the emergency room has become increasingly important after two acute care hospitals in the San Gabriel Valley closed, resulting in added pressure on Methodist Hospital’s emergency room. The additional beds i n t he emergency room should decrease wait time in emergency rooms throughout the region. “Our emergency department’s ability of quick evaluation and rapid treatment is critical to the 500,000 people living in the San Gabriel Valley,” said Francis, “But as demand for emergency care in our community grows, we cannot continue providing this vital care without proper funding and resources.”

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San Diego State University(1995) and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Southern California(2000). He worked in the entertainment industry and as an adjunct instructor at Citrus Community College before deciding to change careers to law enforcement. He graduated from Rio Hondo with a 94% GPA.

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parking stall, with the total cost being $41,000. However, it was unclear whether the bollards would actually provide protection, or pose another possible hazard. Additionally, it could further reduce the already-limited sidewalk space. The Sierra Madre City Council decided to receive and file the report, given that there was no present need and the sidewalk was not actually deemed unsafe. The council requested enforcement of the 18-inch setback by walking police officers, and agreed to revisit the item if it became an issue.

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Sara And Victor Meza Cheer on graduate Aliah Meza. -Photos by Terry Miller

Wearing his sunglasses at the Santa Anita racetrack is graduate Elias Koutantos, next to him is Nolan Kopp. -Photo by Marilyn Daleo

The Monrovia High class of 2009 held its annual commencement at Citrus College Tuesday evening, with all the pomp and circumstance associated with such a ceremony. Although parking was a bit of a problem and parents and guests had a considerably long walk to the stadium, the mood was upbeat and obviously celebratory. Photographed with her shades is Gabrielle Adams who is flanked by friends Arielle Alejandre and Kristina Benavides who graduated with hundreds of their friends. Salutatorian speech was given by Richard Kilbury and the Valedictorian was Alex Rider. -Photos by Terry Miller


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Sunday, May 31: 1.An older model Honda Accord was stolen from the 800 block of Duarte Road overnight. As well as a 2008 Ford Mustang was taken from the 1400 block of S. Tenth Avenue between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. 2.At around 4:30 p.m. a citizen alerted a police officer to thick smoke coming from a nearby residence in the 600 block of Vaquero. The officer arrived in moments and noted the rear of the home was on fire. The officer, along with the unaware homeowner, extinguished the fire with a garden hose that had been caused by smoldering barbeque coals.

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3.Shortly after noon a resident was in his home sleeping in the 900 block of west Foothill Blvd when he was awakened by a noise. When he investigated he discovered three male black suspects attempting to break into a rear sliding door. The resident made himself known and the suspects fled in a white sedan that had been parked in his driveway. In a possible related case, a home in the 00 block of Orange Grove Avenue was burglarized and ransacked between 8:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 4.At about 2:00 p.m. a citizen reports a man with a gun getting into a vehicle in the 300 block of west Huntington Drive. Officers locate the vehicle and conduct a high-risk traffic stop. The male driver is arrested for possession of a loaded firearm.

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5.An auto burglary occurred overnight in the 500 block of S. First Avenue. A window was smashed out and a portable GPS device was stolen. 6.At about 11:30 a.m. an 81-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s decease was reported missing from the 800 block of Fairview Avenue. About an hour later the woman was located and officers reunited her with her family.

Wednesday, June 3: 7.Shortly before noon officers contacted a suspicious person in the 1500 block of S. Tenth Avenue. No criminal activity was discovered, however, the 25-year-old male was arrested for two outstanding arrest warrants. 8.Around 4:30 p.m. a male suspect stole liquor from a liquor store in the 00 block of east Duarte Road. The store owner attempted to stop the male and the suspect told him that he had a gun – the clerk let the suspect leave with the stolen

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Thursday, June 4:

9.At about 10:30 a.m. suspects attempted to burglarize a home in the 800 block of Hampton Avenue. The suspects smashed a window setting off the alarm. Suspects discontinued their efforts after the alarm activated and fled the area undetected. In a possible related case, a home was burglarized in the 1800 block of Wilson Avenue between 10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. where numerous electronic items were taken. 10.An investigation conducted by the School Resource Officer resulted in the arrest of a 14-year-old female student for possession of ecstasy tablets and marijuana.

Friday, June 5: 11.Shortly after 11:00 a.m. a suspect entered a home in the 200 block of Haven Avenue by removing a window screen and sliding open the unlocked window. The resident, who was home at the time, confronted the male Hispanic suspect who fled out the front door. 12.Around 4:45 p.m. two cars drivers engaged in a road rage incident which escalated to the point that one driver assaulted the other with a collapsible police style baton. A citizen intervened, stopped the assault, and detained the assailant. Police arrived and arrested the suspect for assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was also charged with possession of narcotics as ecstasy tablets were discovered in his vehicle.

Saturday, June 6: 13.Around 2:45 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of west Duarte Road for a traffic violation. Investigation led to the arrest of the 25-year-old driver for driving under the influence of alcohol. The suspect’s blood / alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. 14.Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a male juvenile was detained by Macy’s security for theft. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect for the crime.

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During the week of Sunday, May 31st, to Saturday June 6th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 201 calls for service.

Sunday, May 31st: 9:13 AM – Theft of Identity, City of Chula Vista, CA. A resident filed a theft report to Chula Vista PD of a stolen wallet while visiting in the City of Chula Vista. The resident later received a bank statement and discovered several fraudulent purchases made with her stolen credit card. The known lost at this time is about $318.00.


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2:01 AM – Arrest, Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest, Mariposa Parking lot. Officers responded to investigate a disturbance to the rear of the Buccaneer Lounge. Officers found an intoxicated man and tried to talk to him. The man was uncooperative and became combative with the officers. The man was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest. The man’s mother was also arrested for public intoxication. They were both transported to the Pasadena police jail. 1:30 PM – Vandalism/Graffiti, 300 block North Mountain Trail Ave. A Verizon telephone equipment box was vandalized with a black permanent marking pen. It was not known when the crime occurred and no repair estimate was available. 6:42 AM – Injured Person, 500 West Carter Ave., Bailey Canyon Debris Basin. A hiker lost his footing as he was crossing through an area separated by an orange safety fence. Police and Fire Department personnel responded to Bailey Canyon Debris Basin area. The hiker, who slid down the 60 foot embankment, was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Wednesday, June 3rd: 4:39 PM – Arrest, Reckless Driving, 1300 block of Santa Margarita Ave., Arcadia. Officers saw a motorist drive recklessly on Santa Margarita Avenue. Officers stopped the driver and arrested him for reckless driving. The driver was taken to the Sierra Madre Police Department and later released on a written promise to appear.

Friday, June 5th: 4:49 PM – Arrest, Domestic Battery, 600 block W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving a battery between a husband and wife. The woman was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Pasadena police jail.

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During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 586 service events, resulting in 114 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:

Grand Theft Auto. On June 4 at 3:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 2500 block of South Myrtle regarding the theft of a vehicle. The victim reported his vehicle was stolen from the street in front of his residence. The vehicle is a 1993 Honda Accord with tinted windows and chrome rims. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary. On June 4 at 3:43 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of South May-

flower regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported she parked her vehicle in the parking lot at 7 a.m. She returned at about 3:40 p.m. and discovered her stereo/ navigation system had been stolen. The suspects punched the passenger door lock to gain entry. The alarm in her vehicle is out of order. Investigation continuing.

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On June 4 at 5:29 p.m., officers responded to Shamrock and Colorado regarding a theft that had just occurred. On arrival, a female victim told officers two male subjects accosted her. One distracted her while the other subject walked behind her and took her cell phone from her hand and fled. An area search was made and both suspects were found and arrested. One of the suspects is a juvenile and the other just turned 18 years old.

Fire Assist / Structure Fire. On June 4 at 7:47 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of South Magnolia to assist the Monrovia Fire Department on a structure fire at a residence. After the fire was extinguished, the Fire Department determined the residential fire was caused by a faulty water heater. The resident s and t heir pet s had evacuated the residence and there were no injuries.

Vehicle Burglary. On June 5 at 7:09 a.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of Chestnut to contact the victim of a vehicle burglary, which had occurred during the night. The victim reported his vehicle had been broken into and a set of golf clubs had been taken. The suspects had broken a passenger side window to enter the vehicle. Investigation continuing.

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Commercial Burglary / Use of Forged Credit Card / Burglary Warrant / Suspect Arrested. On June 5 at 1:55 p.m., a business in the 600 block of West Huntington reported a male subject using a fraudulent credit card. The suspect completed a transaction using the fraudulent card and exited, leaving the area in a white van and driving toward Huntington and Highway Esplanade. Police arrived, stopped the vehicle and detained the suspect. The driver was positively identified as the suspect and was arrested and booked on the above listed

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Suspicious Circumstances / Warrants / Suspect Arrested. On June 5 at 4:10 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Madison and Crescent when he heard loud banging sounds. He investigated and observed a male subject standing in a garage area. The subject was polishing a motorcycle with bug spray and had been banging a large plastic container with a stick during early morning hours. He approached the subject and detained him. The subject is a former resident of the location and still has some property there, but is no longer living at the location. There was no sign of attempt burglary or any other crime. A computer check revealed the subject had two outstanding warrants. He was arrested for the warrants and taken into custody. The subject has a history of drug offenses and mental problems. He was booked and taken to county jail due to medical problems.

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first suspect was booked for possession of marijuana, battery on a police officer with injury, and possession of prescription medication without a prescription. The second suspect was arrested and booked for possession of marijuana.

sponded to a business in the 700 block of East Huntington regarding a suspect attempting to cash a fictitious money order. The suspect was still at the business when officers arrived and was arrested for burglary and fraud.

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Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence / Suspect

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On June 9 at 5:54 p.m., unknown suspects driving a silver Mazda 626 with tinted windows drove southbound on Primrose from Cypress at a high rate of speed. The suspects shot four times toward three male subjects who were standing to the front of an apartment complex in the 1200 block of South Primrose. Witnesses saw the male suspects flee the area. Officers arrived, but were unable to locate the suspects or the victims. The area was canvassed for evidence and witnesses. The investigation is continuing.

Arrested. On June 6 at 11:45 p.m., an 18 year old driver ran a stop sign at Maple and Myrtle, driving directly in front of a vehicle going north on Myrtle. After the vehicles collided, the driver fled in his car. He eventually hit a curb and drove up over a sidewalk and crashed into a steel vent pipe across Mayflower. The subject was determined to be driving under the influence, and his blood alcohol level was found to be nearly triple the legal limit. He was booked for several DUI sections and Hit and Run. There were no injuries.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon. On June 7 at 12:37 a.m., two female subjects followed a grey SUV they thought belonged to their cousin from the 210 off ramp on Mountain, west through several streets in Monrovia. The SUV drove to the cul-de-sac area of Fig and pulled over. The females pulled behind the SUV, when they realized it was not their cousin’s car. They continued to drive past the car and heard loud popping sounds. They were unsure of what had happened at first, and as they drove away, they saw a police unit responding to the area. They followed the police car back to the area of Fig and flagged him down. Upon investigation, a bullet was recovered from the vehicle from next to the passenger’s foot area. The investigation is continuing.

Fraudulent Money Order / Burglary / Suspect Arrested. On June 7 at 12:36 p.m., officers re-

On June 7 at 2:10 p.m., Monrovia dispatch was informed of a hit and run collision that occurred in Glendora. The license plate on the suspect vehicle returned to a registered owner that lived in the 500 block of Royal Oaks in Monrovia. An officer driving north on Canyon at Olive spotted the vehicle. When he stopped the vehicle, he found a 15 year old juvenile driving his intoxicated father home. It is suspected the father was driving the vehicle and changed seats with the son after the collision. The father was verbally abusive and challenging toward the officers. He was arrested for being drunk in public and resisting arrest. Glendora Police Department responded to the jail and interviewed the suspect. Glendora Police Department did not have any evidence to put the father behind the wheel at the time of the collision. The suspect was held for sobering and released on a citation.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Vehicle Burglary. On June 10 at 8:28 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of South Violet on a vehicle burglary report. Unknown suspects went into the victim’s vehicle and took a GPS navigational device. The victim did not remember whether she locked the vehicle, but no forced entry was found. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary.

Attempt Suicide.

On June 10 at 8:31 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of South Monterey on a vehicle burglary report. Unknown suspects smashed the window of the victim’s vehicle and took a DVD player. Investigation continuing.

On June 9 at 11:30 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West Maple on a welfare check requested by a patient’s psychiatrist. Officers attempted to make contact at the residence with no response. Officers then received further information, that the female had called a friend and made statements that she was going to harm herself and said her goodbyes. Based on the circumstances, officers and the Fire Department made forced entry into the residence and found the female had attempted to

On June 10 at 5:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of East Lime regarding the welfare of a child. Upon investigation, officers found the child had been physically abused by a family member. The suspect was arrested and the Department of Children and Family Services was notified. The investigation is continuing.

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Finish the Job! Californians, who change their own oil, purchase more than 20 million oil filters annually. However, less than 10% are recycled. Statewide approximately 1.2 million gallons of used motor oil is being landfilled, trapped in an oil filter instead of being recycled. When you complete your oil change - finish the job, take your used oil and filters to a Certified Collection Center for recycling. ARCADIA C&L Collision Center 132 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 445-6630

1924

Prices First class stamp, $.02, Gallon of gasoline, $.21, Steinway upright piano, $875.00

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Kragen Auto Parts* 723 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-2637

Pep Boys* 201 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-3906

Firestone 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 446-2164

MONROVIA BMW of Monrovia 1425 S. Mountain Ave. (626) 358-4269

LA Lube* 1705 S. Mountain Ave. (626) 294-1936

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

Jiffy Lube 5 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 446-7980

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

Metro Infiniti 821 E. Central Ave. (626) 303-1000

Sierra Autocars, Inc.* 1450 S. Shamrock Ave. (626) 359-8291

Oil Stop* 746 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 357-6711

Dorothy from 2

Annual income: $1,425

Racetrack 76 701 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 447-8806

Kragen Auto* 37 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 447-0748

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Oscar Mayer packaged sliced bacon, Bit-O-Honey candy, Spiral-bound notebooks, Kleenex facial tissues, Columbia Pictures Corp., Little Orphan Annie comic strip

1935

Prices 17-inch RCA TV $299, Automatic toaster $16.75, Electric waffle iron $13.99

Annual income: $1,115

Annual income: $3,452

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Beer in cans, Richter scale, Gallup Poll, Wearable hearing aids

1958

Call for hours of operation and quantities accepted.

1945

DO NOT LEAVE OIL/FILTERS UNATTENDED AFTER HOURS

1-888-CL E AN L A 1-888-CLE

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

Coin Connection: 39 Years of Experience

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

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Dennis the Menace cartoon, Automobile power steering Videotape recorder, Color TV broadcasting, Direct telephone dialing

* Accepts used oil filters

SIERRA MADRE & BRADBURY Sierra Madre and Bradbury residents are invited to use any of these certified collection centers.

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1951

Prices Ford V-8 coupe, $495, Threepiece living room set $88, Gasoline, $.19

•COINS•GOLD•SILVER

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 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1933

Prices First class stamp, $.03, KellogÊs Bran Flakes $.10, Chuck roast $.10 a pound, Oleomargarine $.10 a pound, Eggs $.15 a doz. Sliced bacon $.19 a pound, Eight OÊclock coffee $.19 a pound

Annual income: $1,045

Prices Gasoline $.21, Spark plugs $.33 each, Five-piece dinette set $40, Flour $.45 for 10 pounds Crisco $.68 per 3-pound can, Eggs $.55 a dozen

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Frozen orange juice, FleischmannÊs Active Dry Yeast, Slinky toy

Prices That first class stamp went up to $.04, Gasoline was up to $.30 a gallon, Milk set you back $.42 for a half gallon, Kraft caramels were $.37 per pound box And Harvard University tuition was $1,250 a year.

Annual income: $4,707

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Rice-A-Roni, Diet Rite soda , Pizza Hut chain, American Express charge card, Chevrolet Impala, LEGO blocks, Hula Hoop

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SmilinÊ Jack comic strip, Newsweek & Esquire magazines, Perry Mason Singing telegrams

When 1958 started, I was in my senior year at University of Pittsburgh, doing my student teaching. I had to ride three streetcars to get from home to my assignment in Wilkinsburg by 8:00 every morning. I was lucky enough to have a fellow student teacher who gave me a ride back to campus in time for our afternoon evaluation class. His car was old and temperamental but the radio worked just fine. So, to avoid thinking about the possibility of stalling out or getting creamed on the slippery streets, we sang along with that radio to tunes such as All I Have to Do Is Dream by the Everly Brothers, The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, It’s Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty, Volare(Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) by Domenico Modugno, and Catch a Falling Star by Perry Como. By the end of 1958, Elvis Presley had gone from king of rock and roll to Army private. I had gone from student teacher to full-fledged teacher in Michigan at one of the top paying school districts in the country. I earned $4,500 a year, just under that national average income of $4,707. A good place to stop my rambling and go buy some stamps at $.44 each and gas while I can still get it for $3.00 a gallon.


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Comics

JUNE 18 - JUNE 24, 2009

The Doozies

beaconmedianews.com

By Tom Gammill

BEACON MEDIA PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST! I say, I say, I say - What’s Going On ‘ere? British Home (Land) Security It seems security was extra tight at the British Home’s annual June Faire recently, when our intrepid shutterbug photographed the Chief of Sierra Madre’s finest, Marilyn Diaz with a member of the British Constabulary who goes by the name “Copper” who was flown in directly from Scotland Yard. The Bobby was doing his best to understand the American accent when asked for directions to the elegant Daughters of the British Empire soiree. The two decorated officers helped keep the peace at the British Home while party goers enjoyed their afternoon tea.

DeFlocked

By Jeff Corriveau

Capitol South

By William Warren

-Photo By Terry Miller

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BY DOROTHY DENNE Arcadia’s Connie Kuo chats on her cell phone to family members in the bleechers. READERS CHOICE09 monroviaweekly.com BY BIL...

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