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Local Bookstore Makes Move in Name of Higher Traffic, Lower Rent Sierra Madre Books, our small town’s only independent bookseller, has relocated to a new space

just down the street from where the store has been since they opened in September of 2007. Their new location, just a few shops westward at 52 Sierra Madre Blvd. is smaller

than their previous space. With mega-booksellers like Amazon raking in most of the industry’s retail profits over the past few years, bookstores across

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the country have experienced a downward trend in foot traffic and subsequent revenue. “Our lease was up on the old

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Local T.E.A. Partiers Seek “Change” in Economic Policy BY SUSAN MOTANDER

The Monrovia TEA party attendees ranged in age from pre-voting to senior citizens - all of whom had a united message no new taxes and no health care reform. - Photo by Terry Miller

They have been held all over the country: T.E.A. parties. One was held in Monrovia last weekend. T.E.A., in this case, standing for Taxed Enough Already. On Friday, July 3 more than 40 protesters appeared at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Huntington Drive in Monrovia. After a slow start, the group hit its stride about 6 p.m. For a solid hour there was a constant cacophony of horns blowing in support of the protesters. Only one negative reaction was drawn, and this from three young people who waved at the protesters, but did so with only one finger. The other reactions were overwhelmingly positive. Clare Chesley and Mary Winners were the principal organizers of this effort. They described their efforts as grassroots and locally based. “There is no hierarchy in this, “Chesley said; “We don’t agree with the fiscal irresponsibility of our legislators and feel it is time to fight back.” Chesley said their rally was designed to show support for those who are fighting to return America to its libertarian roots. “We are exercising our first amendment right to freedom of speech in an attempt to bring back our economic and individual liberties.” The signs the T.E.A. party attendees waved included those that explained they felt “Taxed Enough Already.” Other signs read ”Cap and Trade, Be Afraid,” “Where’s my Bailout?” and “Give me Liberty, Not Debt.”

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Caltrans to Bankroll Million Dollar SCAG “Congestion Study” BY MORGAN CARPENTER At the July 2nd meeting of SCAG, the executive administration committee authorized SCAG to accept $800,000 from Caltrans State Planning and Research Grant Funds. These funds will go to the Regional Congestion Pric-

ing Study, which is a multi-year, multi-phased project focusing on integrated regional solution is “reduce congestion, optimize productivity of the transportation system, reduce emissions, and identify more efficient means of revenue generation.” SCAG also accepted a dona-

tion from Caltrans of $200,000 for the fiscal year 2008-2009 budget, bringing the total cost of the study to $1 million dollars. What is SCAG? It’s an acronym that’s been popping up lately a round Sier ra Madre. SCAG stands for Southern California Associat ion of Gover nment s,

Harry Shahoian , aka Elvis, will kick off the summer concert series at Memorial Park this Sunday courtesy of the Sierra Madre Rotary Club. - Photo by Terry Miller

A wide variety of music can be found this summer in Sierra Madre with the Concert in the Park Series. The concerts begin on Sunday July 12, and occurring weekly until August 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm, with the exception of the August 30 concert beginning at 7:30 pm. The concerts will take place at the Memorial Park Bandshell at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. next to City Hall. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to sit back and relax on blankets and lawn chairs on the green, and enjoy music ranging from rock and roll, acoustic folk, jazz, and other varieties of music. Please note the alcohol is forbidden at this event. For more information about the concerts and who’s playing, call Community and Personnel Services Department at (626) 355-5278.

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and it calls itself “a forum to develop and foster the realization of regional plans that improve the quality of life for Southern Californians.” While membership is optional and requires dues, every city in San Gabriel Valley with the

This summer the City of Sierra Madre is hosting a free Summer Fun in the Park for children ages 3 to 10 years old that allows kids to get out and get active. This event runs all summer on Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting on July 7 and ending on August 27 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. On Tuesdays children can have some fun through learning opportunities, while Thursdays focus on more fitness-based activities of-

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I recently attended an annual celebration meeting of a Conversational Skills ESL class. I told them how much I admire their efforts to learn English. The following is a list someone once sent me that shows 10 reasons why English is so hard to learn: 1. The bandage was wound around the wound. 2. The farm was used to produce produce. 3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4. We must polish the Polish furniture. 5. He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 7. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. 9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. 10. I did not object to the object being used. Kind of confusing to a newcomer, huh? Makes them kind of have to think before they speak. Now here’s another example I received that shows the need to think before speaking, though it has nothing to do with pronunciation. John was a salesman’s delight when it came to any kind of unusual gimmicks. His wife Marsha had long ago given up trying to get him to change. One day John came home with another one of his unusual purchases. It was a robot that John claimed was actually a lie detector. It was about 5:30 that afternoon when Tommy, their 11 year old son, returned home from school. Tommy was over 2 hours late. “Where have you been? Why are you over 2 hours late getting home?� asked John. “Several of us went to the library to work on an extra credit project,� said Tommy. The robot walked around the table and slapped Tommy, knocking him completely out of his chair. “Son,� said John, “this robot is a lie detector, now tell us where you really were after school.� “We went to Bobby’s house and watched a movie.� said Tommy. “What did you watch?� asked Marsha. “The Ten Commandments.� answered Tommy. The robot went around to Tommy and once again slapped him, knocking him off his chair. With his lip quivering, Tommy got up, sat down and said, “I am sorry I lied. We really watched a tape called Sex Queen.� “I am ashamed of you son,� said John. “When I was your age, I never lied to my parents.� The robot walked around to John and delivered a whack that nearly knocked him out of his chair. Marsha doubled over in laughter. Almost in tears she said, “Boy, did you ever ask for that one! You can’t be too mad with Tommy. After all, he is your son.� The robot walked around to Marsha and knocked her out of her chair.

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Not long ago my wife received a call from her niece, Penny and her husband Sly Pincher, who had just relocated from Cornville, Arizona to their new location in Missouri. My enthusiastic wife told them that we might possibly stop by and visit them during our planned vacation travels to beautiful Hell’s Canyon National Park in Idaho. When it came time to plan our vacation itinerary I asked my live-in Tour Guide to tell me the address of her niece so that I could look up directions on Google. When she told me the name of the town I cracked up in disbelief. Tightwad, Missouri, 64735. Now that name of the town, Tightwad ‌ should have been an absolute indicator that this vacation stop was not a good idea! However, my Vacation Planner had reminded me that this was her “painfully thriftyâ€? niece, so I gave in as I thought, this side trip idea might head off any possible return visits, by them, for a vacation stay at our house. As the trip plan began to unfold additional unbelievable information was slowly revealed about Penny Pincher and her husband Sly. It seems that they were able to purchase a bargain home in Tightwad, as it was a bank foreclosure described as a Fixer-Upper. Her niece stated that since there was a surplus building materials location nearby their

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Two young women held a banner which read “Government is not the Solution” a reference to Ronald Reagan’s famous quotation “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” There were several youngsters among those protesting, several held sign which read “I’m in Debt and too Young to Vote,” “Honk for Liberty” and “Party like its 1773 (an allusion to the original Boston Tea Party.) There were two negative signs casting aspersions on the President. The organizers of the TEA party quickly approached the people carrying these signs and explained that they wanted to avoid negative personal attacks and focus on the issues. These protesters were quickly provided with more positive signs. Chesley said that they were glad these people had immediately agreed to cooperate. “We wanted to stay focused on the issues, not individuals,” she said.

exception of Temple City and Altadena are members of SCAG. According to the organization, member sh ip in SCAG offers benef it s such as “increased clout with state and national officials, information on important issues in the area, and additional resources such as priority responses and funding.” T he Reg iona l C on gestion Pricing Study is a multi-year, multi-phased project focusing on integrated regional solutions to address congestion, air quality, and transportation funding. Caltrans intends to prov ide $ 8 0 0,0 0 0 of SP& R grant funds in FY 2009 2 010 i n suppor t of t he SCAG Regional Congestion Pricing Study. They have requested that SCAG submit a grant application for such funds. Adoption of Resolution #09-510-I would authorize SCAG to accept the money

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to win six championship titles and had a record of 33 and one over three seasons. Now, with the Pasadena Hooters location recently closed, it has fallen to the Burbank branch to pick up the reins and continue the tradition of keeping the team together, both in the restaurant and on the softball diamond. Now, the team is as strong as ever, consisting of veteran leaders like Terry Ward, Bob Noble, Arnie Ewald, Brian Ward and Jaime Solis. Rounding out the team are batting phenoms Danny Corral, Rob Correa and Randy Holbrook, the defensive wizardry of Wes Johnson, Eddie Lovato and Gabriel Zambrana and lefty legends Hector Jaramillo and Johnny Congote, not to mention the backbone

Some Hooters girls joined the team Wednesday night to cheer on the team. Their help seemed to do the trick. - Photo by Terry Miller

Pasadena, while working at the Hilton of Pasadena. A f t er a few g a mes , Hooters’ management noticed the team was serious about winning and representing the City of Pasadena, so they took a chance

and sponsored the team, a few of the managers even going so far as to suit up and join the team themselves. The restaurant locked the team in for several seasons. In that time, Team Hooters proudly went on

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July fourth celebrations hit the usual high notes in Sierra Madre again this year. The Parade stepped off just about on time this year and thousands of people lined Sierra Madre Blvd. to show their true colors and celebrate Independence Day. Just about everyone got a chance to participate in the festivities and post celebrations at Memorial Park. The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association brought out their “California Girls” entry for the 2010 Rose Parade which featured a boat load of bikini clad beauties who braved the heat of the parade route. The military was well represented and Sierra Madre VFW members proudly strutted their stuff as the audience of every possibly age group stood and saluted as they passed by. Midge Morash was saluted, too, as the Grand Marshal this year for her exemplary volunteer spirit and work for the local and national environment over the years in Sierra Madre. Despite some Bloggo-blabbermouth’s claim to the contrary, there

was no ‘controversy’ over the selection of the July 4th Parade Grand Marshal in Sierra Madre this year. In fact the ‘controversy’ was only blog propelled and perceived. Here’s that quote from the aforementioned horse’s mouth:

“As you may recall, there was some controversy over the choice of Midge Morash as the 4th of July Grand Marshal. Many in town thought it would be better to select our World War II Veterans, and judging by the response they got from the crowd today that would have been a very good choice.” The Always fun Sierra Madre City College float honored itself this year for 31 years of ‘schoolin’ the ‘hood. The float featured the founders of the now famous, non-existent college, riding the float complete with ceremonial graduation robes. The float featured photos of bygone years of the City College’s usual send-up of local/national news. A few years ago it was Michael Jackson - lying on a bed called Foreverland. The organizers, wisely chose to stay away from this again given the current spell of Jackson news attention post mortum. The antique horseless carriages managed to stay dry thanks to the prohibition of water along the route and much to the chagrin of children who were hoping to get cooled off on Saturday. They were able to do so, however, albeit at the very end of the parade on the other side of Baldwin at what was known as the “designated water zone”. The only negative incident that we witnessed was the arrest of a Latino man in his late 20’s outside the beer garden. He appeared to be eating lunch when he was approached by Sierra Madre’s boys in blue. For what violation, we are not sure, but he was handcuffed searched, placed into a black and white and transported to jail. The Nightblooming Jazzmen kept the Memorial Park crowd hoping and dancing to their infectious traditional Dixieland jazz numbers throughout the day.

his summer, thirty of the brightest high school students in the country are attending the California Institute of Technology’s Young Engineering and Science Scholars (YESS) program. The program brings together some of the most talented students who have a passion for science and engineering and exposes them to scientific research and methodology. Many programs exist for gifted youth, and students in Caltech’s YESS program are typically from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in science—Natives, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Pacific Islanders—and many other groups. All students who feel that they might benefit from the program are encouraged to apply. These exceptional students are juniors and seniors in high school who have demonstrated a high aptitude in math, engineering, and the sciences. Even before college, most of the students have already begun their studies in calculus, physics, biology, engineering, and computer science. Admission to the YESS program is competitive: these students were selected from over 450 applicants. The students participating in this year’s program come from as far away as Guadalupe, California to Brooklyn, New York. Many come from math and science magnets and from prep schools across the country and are the top students in their high-school class. The YESS students participate in interdisciplinary scientific study during the intensive three-week program, covering molecular biology, neuroscience, engineering design, and applied physics. To encourage the participants to pursue professional careers in science and technology, the YESS program also exposes them to seminars given by leading Caltech faculty and experts and provides an in-depth tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Program participants have the opportunity to interact not only with other talented students, but also with renowned Caltech faculty and JPL engineers and scientists. Program manager for the Office for Minority Student Education, Luz Rivas, who oversees the YESS pro-

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gram, says, “Our goal is to provide an extraordinary research opportunity that will help to shape and contribute to the futures of these bright students. The program focuses on introducing and exposing the students to science; they are encouraged to maintain their interest in science and to pursue careers in science and engineering. Our program is exceptional because it provides high-school students an invaluable opportunity to learn about the research conducted by preeminent Caltech faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. And, hopefully, we will encourage some of these young people to attend Caltech.” Thanks to funding by the Moore Foundation, the program is free of charge to participants, though they must pay transportation costs, if possible. During the program, students live in residential halls on campus. Although the program is intense, the students’ rigorous schedules do include a bit of fun—for instance, the “egg catapult” design competition. Applying recently learned laws of physics and engineering, along with ingenuity and creativity, teams of students design and build catapults that launch raw eggs 20 feet and whose success is determined by the distance and accuracy of the eggs’ trajectory. It is a fun, lighthearted activity as part of a larger, invaluable program for talented young students and budding future scientists.


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overwhelmed and had to find a spot quickly. After circling the grounds a few times, I narrowed my search to two restaurants. It was going to be fresh fish at Tusquellas Seafoods, where a boat load of lobster, shrimp, salmon, tuna, cod, snapper and other daily catches sat on a bed of ice, beckoning; or baby back ribs with Cole slaw, potatoes wedges, and real strawberry lemonade at Bryan’s BBQ. It was tough, but I chose the latter. After lunch I discovered Light My Fire, a condiment store with hundreds of hot sauces from around the world. Ranging from mild to spicy to insanely hot, the sauces are come in uniquely labeled bottles with a heat scale from 1 to 10 posted on the side. From here I explored hand-made chocolate, caramel and toffee candy at Littlejohn’s English Toffee House, and then fresh breads, cookies, rolls and desserts at Thee’s Continental Bakery The market currently features free Live music every Thursday and Friday Night. Every Friday and Saturday from noon - 5pm, regional farmers sell fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and other locally grown produce and foodstuff. Farmers Market is located at 6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 8pm. For more info call (323) 933-9211 or visit www.farmersmarketla.com.

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and true grit coming from Hugo Valencia and Rene Encarnecion who keep the team glued together. The members of Team Hooters say they have been proud to play in Pasadena, representing a local business. Going forward, they say they hope to continue their winning tradition and plenty more memories, now with the Burbank store behind them.


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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 you’re an hour from the coast. Dine in or take home cuts from the seafood market. 1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 793-FISH Shrimp House Casual, comfortable, simple, and family operated for over 48 years. If you’re tired of the typical chain dining experience, give the little guy a try! Daily hand-breaded, huge Jumbo Shrimp, will haunt your taste buds for the rest of your days. Soon you will join generations of Shrimp House fanatics. It’s seafood you will crave. Shrimp, fish filets, steaks, chicken, salads, and food to go. 4488 E. Live Oak Ave, Arcadia (626) 445-6369, (626) 448-8742, www. originalshrimphouse.net

California Cuisine Picasso’s Café, Bakery & Catering Co. Try our upscale fast casual gourmet Restaurant and Bakery, conduct business in Picasso’s Private Dining Rooms, or explore other fresh food choices with our Corporate Catering division. Celebrating 20 Years of Business, and Awarded San Gabriel Valley’s Small Business of the Year 2008, we are focused on providing quality food products and events, consistent service, and competitive prices. Experience our ever-growing selection of menus, services, presentation styles, and creativity; at Picasso’s, Great Food is a true “work of art!” Catering Available 24/7 at www.picassoscafe.com or (626) 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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Mediterranean Food And Fun For All Ages Delicious food and great atmosphere are in full supply at The Patio BY MORGAN CARPENTER With summer now in full swing, an excellent place to sit back and relax is at The Patio. The Patio is a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown Arcadia. I was delighted to hear that I would be reviewing The Patio, since I had heard many great things about them. Truth be told, I had pretty high expectations for this Mediterranean restaurant, and The Patio surpassed all my expectations. I ate outside and enjoyed the breeze on their very spacious outdoor patio. The patio was picturesque and decorated to compliment the Mediterranean atmosphere. I had a Jallab, which is a Lebanese sweet drink consisting of grape molasses and rose water that is served with pine nuts. It was a nice change of taste from too-sugary American drinks, while still getting my daily dose of sweetness. While waiting for my main course, I had pita bread and hummus, which was highly decorated and tasted as good as it looked. As one customer said about the hummus, “it’s really good.” Mediterranean food is a very broad term, and while the food of the countries

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grilled to perfection with the finest skill, and as a result the taste was absolutely mouthwatering. Everything – even the rice – was immensely flavorful. The portions are large and will satisfy anyone’s appetite. I was greeted with excellent service that The Patio is particularly known for. The staff is very friendly and “like a family.” They were highly accommodating and even gave me a tour of the place. The inside of the restaurant is surprisingly big, with the main dining area,

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dle East, has recently gained popular in the United States and is especially well known among the younger crowd. It’s essentially a water pipe

that uses indirect heat that is then smoked from. The Patio has a hookah bar that operates at night, and offers a huge selection of over 25

fruit flavors. They get up to thirty people on a single night in the hookah bar, and they’re well equipped to handle a crowd that large with numerous hookahs. The Patio also recently held the Swagg Dance Competition on July 5. The competition featured New Boyz, a Los Angeles band that gained popularity with their hit song “You’re a Jerk.” The Patio is a hidden gem in Arcadia for Mediterranean food, and anyone looking for an occasion filled with excellent service, food, and atmosphere should visit The Patio. Address: 21 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia; Tel: ( 6 2 6 ) 4 47- 2 8 4 6 , H o u r s : Lunch: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm 10:00pm, Lunch: Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, dinner: Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00a. Happy Hour from 4:00pm - 7:00pm daily

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Corfu Restaurant Family owned Greek and International homestyle cuisine set in a casually comfortable décor. Dishes range from waffles to rack of lamb with everything prepared from scratch. 48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-5993 Restaurant Lozano A menu peppered with Italian and Mexican dishes like a crispy goat cheese quesadilla with baby spinach accentuate Lozano’s elegant creativity. 44 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-5945

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along the Mediterranean Sea have influenced each other, The Patio features Lebanese cuisine. This type of cuisine boasts a “very balanced, healthy diet” that is about 80% vegetarian. Lebanese food focuses on herbs, spices, and fresh ingredients. For my main course I had a combination grill, which consisted of beef kebab, lula kebab, chicken kebab, and rice. The meat was

an outdoor patio, additional seating upstairs, a banquet room, and a hookah bar. The Patio serves a large customer base consisting of everyone and anyone who enjoys Mediterranean food. But The Patio also has a large younger crowd that comes later in the evening for hookah. Hookah, which originated in India but became immensely popular in the Mid-

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Shrimp Crostini Amrgarita After the July 4th holiday the summer seems to settle into a slow pace of hot days and calm boat rides. The frenzy of the holiday plans has left us all full of hamburgers, hotdogs, baby back ribs, and different versions of the traditional potato salad. I love my grill but it is time for a break with a need for cool, easy, and light meals. I could vote for a tomato sandwich or salad for every meal from now until Labor Day but my family and friends expect me to be a bit more creative and interesting. I know I will be but at least a week of “no heat cooking” sounds heavenly. I had boiled some shrimp one evening at the lake and we actually had about a half of a pound left that I bagged and put in the refrigerator for the next day’s appetizer. I had more people than shrimp so I did have to get creative since I had already asked everyone to meet for a cocktail that afternoon. I decided the best way to stretch the shrimp was to chop it up of course and use ingredients to make appetizers for my hungry crowd.

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I mixed all these ingredients together with a fork and then added the approximately half pound of roughly chopped shrimp. I would not use a mixer because you want the shrimp to keep its texture. I spread the shrimp butter on crostini I had prepared with olive oil and garlic. I made some crostini with tomato and basil from my garden to add variety and color to the platter. I also added a special cocktail that was a special surprise to guests and family who were all expecting a cold beer or glass of wine!

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Mix all ingredients together in a 4-quart pitcher until blended. Chill and delight your guests with a refreshingly different drink. I guess I wanted a break but couldn’t help myself. Try these easy recipes and make it look so easy to entertain everyone while you relax and enjoy the long days of July!

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1/2 pound of shrimp, chopped 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/4 pound butter, softened 1 tablespoon grated onion 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoon mayo A hint of salt and pepper

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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. The Mission St. Gold Line station is just a short walk away, and makes for a nice outing. http://www. bigbbrenner.com/

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BY SIERRAMADRESUE BEHRENS There’s definitely no shortage of live music on the summer horizon! FREE (or low cost) concerts are happening in almost every city in the area. I’ll be listing a few of the ones that appeal to my (and hopefully your) musical tastes, as there are so many of them. For instance, this Friday July 10th, you can catch my pal RICK SHEA do a solo acoustic performance in Claremont, in the Laemmle Theatre Courtyard at 6pm. And yes – I “borrowed” the title for this week’s column from a Rolling Stones album! So Sue me!

THURS. 7/9 “25th ANNUAL TWILIGHT DANCE SERIES” presents JOAN BAEZ on the SANTA MONICA PIER, 7 - 10pm. FREE! http://www. santamonicapier.org/twilight.html EVERY THURS., FRI. and SAT. - PAT O’BRIEN & THE PRIESTS OF LOVE @ FIRST CABIN IN ARCADIA, 9pm. 46 E Huntington Dr. 626-446-2575. No cover, full bar. Blues.

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“FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE” IN CLAREMONT, with RICK SHEA - solo acoustic - @ THE LAEMMLE THEATRE COURTYARD, 6 - 9pm. 450 W. 2nd St. FREE! Honkytonk/Country.

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- The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE MAYAN BAR (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 6 - 9pm Happy Hour. 311 W. Foothill Blvd. 626-358-3231. NO COVER. Full bar, coldest beer in town! Acoustic Guitar, vocals. “Hot Chick, Cool Dude & Music to suit your mood!” http://www.myspace.com/themellowdeees

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

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THE DRIVE NOW @ THE CASK ‘N’ CLEAVER IN SAN DIMAS, 9pm - Closing. 125 N. Village Court. 909-592-1646. Full bar, restaurant. Classic Rock from Buggs & Co.

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21st CENTURY BLUES @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar,

OPEN MIC & BBQ @ MARY’S MARKET & CANYON CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON, 12 - 3pm, at least. 561 Woodland Ave. 626-355-4534. Cozy venue, YUMMY FOOD! Last month’s was a big success! To participate, contact: t-tribe@linkline.com

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TOM FARRELL & JULIA GOTTLIEB @ CORFU RESTAURANT IN SIERRA MADRE, 6:30 - 9:30pm. 48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Reservations recommended. 626-355-5993. Excellent Mediterranean food. Jazz, Bossa Nova, Western Swing, Classical. That’s quite a repertoire!

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Open Mic Night @ the FRETHOUSE in Covina. 309 N. Citrus Ave. (626) 339-7020. (Usually on the first Saturday of the month), and just one dollar for performers or audience. Sign-up starts at 7:30. If there aren’t enough slots for everybody they’ll make a list for the next month, and call you. Each act gets two songs or ten minutes, whichever comes first. The show starts at 8:00. They’ll have desserts and coffee ready. Bring your friends and family and join the show! www.covina.com/frethouse/

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THE B.O. TRIO, featuring JEFF STETSON, play “A MIXED BAG AND SOME BLUES” @ ZEPHYR COFFEE HOUSE IN PASADENA, 8:30 - 10pm. 2419 E. Colorado Blvd., just E. of Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-793-7330. Soups, sandwiches, coffee, tea, smoothies, etc.

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THE HUBCAPS @ PAPPY & HARRIET’S IN PIONEERTOWN. 53688 Pioneertown Rd. 760-365-5956. Near Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. No listing on the club’s website so I’m not sure of the time, but the guys assure me they’re playin’ there! And they’ve even worked up a bunch of Gram Parsons tunes for the occasion. Stay overnight and go check out the shrine to Gram in Joshua Tree Nat’l. Park - get directions to “Cap Rock” and walk all the way around the base of it, and you’ll find it. I was amazed when I saw it!

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JETSTREAM @ THE RANCHO BAR IN ALTADENA, 9pm. 2485 N. Lake Ave. 626-7987634. Full bar, no cover. Jet’s jammin’ hippie rock band. www.ranchobar.com

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I admit it. There have been times when I’m so fed up with pet hair, I’ve considered dropping the idealistic notion that my house will ever be pet hair free. With all the dogs and cats running around our house, it can be overwhelming keeping that pet hair under control on upholstery, and sometimes I feel like the only way of getting rid of it is simply torching my sofa and their favorite chairs. Of course, with the help of my vacuum that has the suction power of a small black hole and the brilliant lint attachment I occasionally feel like bronzing, I am able to get a handle on the pet hair and keep a tidy house. But I’ve come to learn that fabrics play an important role in keeping your house hair free and hiding the occasional regurgitation of the bug that kitty just devoured in the yard. There are several important guidelines to keeping hair and stains off of your upholstery. The first and obvious one involves whatever agreement you have with your pets to stay off the furniture. But even if you’ve tried and tried, and just can’t resist Fido’s happy little face when he’s settling into the down cushions of your (and his) favorite chair, you do have some help. If you’re not in a position to completely re-upholster every piece of furniture in Teflon (and let’s face it, every pet owner has had this thought once or twice), making simple covers or slipcovers out of outdoor fabrics that can be maintained on a daily basis, but whipped off when company comes over, not only saves your upholstery, but is an easy and inexpensive solution. Outdoor fabrics are a breeze to maintain with pets running around. Not only can outdoor fabrics withstand water and those pesky UV rays from the sun, outdoor fabrics are easy to clean and are bullet-proof (a term I use with all of my pet-loving clients). With a vacuum or lint brush, hair lifts off of the fabric very easily, and soap and water will generally treat any dirt that gets on it. Some outdoor fabrics are durable enough to be thrown into the washer, but check first with the manufacturer. Fabric companies have made incredible strides with outdoor fabrics in the last few years, offering up more selections with beautiful patterns and gorgeous colors. In fact, many of them look like they belong indoors on a formal sofa, while adding that toughness required for a pet household. Some new outdoor fabrics even have the hand, or feel, of soft cotton or velvet - it s amazing! This gives the pet owner an opportunity to add color or a pretty pattern to the home s décor, without compromising durability. You can buy several yards of outdoor fabric and simply lay it on your sofa and chairs for protection; this makes it easy to pull off once company comes over. Sometimes fabric stores will have remnants of fabric that you can pick up at greatly reduced prices. Or you can even make the commitment and have a seamstress or upholsterer make custom-fit covers for Fido’s favorite chair – just make sure they have all the measurements, or even the actual cushion, to help make it the perfect fit. Either way, your sofa and chairs are spared, and your guests can still enjoy the beauty of your upholstery once the covers come off! Nothing will absolutely prevent hair and stains from getting on upholstery, even if your pets aren’t allowed on the furniture. But it’s nice to know you have some weapons against it. The durability and easy maintenance of outdoor fabrics allow pet owners Erin Vosti Lal is an interior designer to keep the pet hair and stains under control while adding some based in Monrovia. She can be reached at evosti@verizon.net attractive colors and patterns to the home.

Music News from 9 ERRA MADRE, 1:30 - 4:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food in a comfy setting. Bring the family! Acoustic Folk/Rock, Classic Country.

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THE RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE @ GARFIELD PARK IN SOUTH PASADENA, 5 - 7pm. On Mission between Stratford & Park. 626-403-7360. FREE! Country Western.

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“BBQ TUESDAY” @ MARY’S MARKET & CANYON CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON with live music TBA, 6 - 9pm. 561 Woodland Ave. 626-355-4534. Cozy venue, YUMMY FOOD!

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ORIGIN BLUE (Funk/Jazz/Rock) @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7 - 8:30pm, and SUSAN MARSHALL (Memphis Soul Mama), 8:30 - 11pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. No cover, full bar & great Italian food. http:// cafe322.com/ www.myspace.com/susanmarshall

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WRECK ‘N’ SOW @ THE PIKE IN LONG BEACH, 8pm - Midnight. 1836 E. 4th St. 562437-4453. Fun Bluegrass stuff w/great harmonies & snazzy overalls! The Dupuy brothers, etc. http:// www.wrecknsow.com/index.htm


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Simultaneous Clothes It’s hard to keep covered against the chill winds of the market sometimes. Perhaps it’s possible to get a nice, thick sheepskin warming the front half of your body, but investors, builders and developers are increasingly finding their backsides completely exposed to the elements . . . brrrr! If you’re a real estate investor, investing in shorts sales and REO’s, how can you keep clothes on both sides of your body simultaneously? Is there a way around the seasoning issues that hang these deals up? What in the heck am I talking about? Here’s a typical scenario: investor buys REO bank foreclosure for 50 cents on the dollar or less. They get a great price (that’s the sheepskin in the front), but they’ve used hard money at 12% with a 1 year balloon, so they need a quick exit strategy. That’s where they start to feel a bit naked, because it’s harder and harder to pull off a quick exit for full asking

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price these days. Investors/rehabbers are often left exposed on the backside because they can’t flip the property around in a timely manner due to seasoning issues with conventional lenders. This lag time eats heavily into profits. This leads to a flash of inspiration. The investor thinks to himself: “Ah hah! I’ll buy cheap with all cash, and just use seller financing to sell this property quickly for the highest possible price, and then I’ll simply turn around and immediately sell the note to a trust deed investor, grab my profits and be out of the deal.” It’s just that simultaneous clothes aren’t as fashionable as they used to be. There just aren’t a lot of investors lined up to buy these types of notes any more, and the ones who’ll buy them want steep discounts. Seasoning is an issue. In general, note buyers want to see that either, 1) the seller owned the property 12 months before selling it, or 2) he has received at least 12 months’ worth of payments from the buyer. So is the ‘simultaneous close’ really dead? Yes and no . . . there’s a niche product that circumvent s the traditional seasoning issues and acts as a t r ue simultaneous close, paying .85 cents on the dollar. How can they possibly do this? Most note buyers are only paying 70 to 80 cents on the dollar, starting with a note that is no more than 80% loan-to-value (LTV). They underwrite the deal from the very beginning. The prospective buyer fills out a 1003 (loan application) and pays for a credit report, and the investor reviews the file. Some buyers will qualify (FICO 600+) for the program, some won’t (credit scores below 600 are not impossible, but will require some seasoning before the note can be sold). If they do qualify, here is a sample of what an average deal might look like:

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•Only offered on owner occupied SFR’s (no mobiles or row homes) •5% cash down payment •Seller carries a 15% second •Seller creates and immediately sells an 80% first at .85 cents on the dollar •Face interest rate on the 1st note will be somewhere between 8.5% 10% (when 12 timely payments have been made, the buyers will be able to qualify to refinance at a lower rate with the same company). So, here’s what the numbers look like: •Purchase Price: $100,000 •Down Payment: $5,000 •Seller Carry 2nd: $15,000 •Seller Carry 1st: $80,000 •Proceeds From Selling 1st to Note Buyer: $68,000 T he sel ler/ i nvest or/ builder walks away with $73,000 ($5K + $68K) cash and a note for $15,000 that will get paid off when the buyers refinance, so they snag $88,000 total for their $100,000 property. It’s not a golden hammer and won’t make sense for everyone, but it is an option that’s out there if the seller can absorb the 15% discount and wait for the 2nd to pay off down the road. And even though the buyer will have what sounds like a high interest rate, most of the time they still come out ahead owning instead of renting on an ‘after tax’ basis, and it’s a way for them to get around the cracks of conventional financing that some buyers fall into. When the financing machine is rusty, we need to look for ways to lubricate the system and get those creaky parts moving. Buyers need to buy and sellers need to sell. T he simu lt a neous clothes is just another way to dress it up. Always consult with your CPA, tax attorney and/ or financial advisor before selling any real estate.

Op-Ed: Sacramento’s Partisan Stalemate Prolongs California’s Budget Pain CaliforniaÊs budget problems continue to grow worse by the day. BY ANTHONY ADAMS, CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN Lawmakers continue to work toward bipartisan consensus on a plan that will resolve our cash crisis and fully close our budget deficit, but so far we have been unable to find common ground. As a result of the Legislature’s failure to agree on a solution, our budget deficit has now grown to more than $26 billion dollars. Now the State Controller has been forced to issue IOUs for payments because the state has run out of enough cash to pay its bills. This will cause significant hardship for small businesses that do work for the state, and needless suffering for many Californians struggling to make ends meet in these tough times. Some taxpayers may be forced to have to take out expensive loans just to get by. Small businesses may have to shut down or layoff workers, putting more people out of work. This is wrong. It is unfortunate that we are in this situation today because we didn’t have to be. There was a bipartisan solution passed by the State Assembly that would have brought more than $3 billion in savings right away. I was pleased to support this bipartisan plan because I thought it was the right thing to do to help our state and help people

in need. Sadly, it did not become law before the June 30 deadline and now our budget problems have grown worse. This is not a time for partisanship. It’s time for us to work together to put hard-working Californians first. Regardless of how tough the choices may be, we must make them now to fully close our more than $26 billion deficit and solve the cash crisis. One thing is clear – raising taxes is the worst thing we could do right now. With many losing their jobs, falling behind on their mortgages and cutting back on basic necessities such as groceries, forcing taxpayers to pay more taxes is a bad choice that will hurt families and our economy and jobs. Unfortunately, the liberal majority in Sacramento has stubbornly insisted on raising taxes yet again on hard-working families. They have hindered our progress to reach a budget compromise by pushing reckless budget plans that would have imposed billions in new taxes on families and businesses. At the same time, they have rejected the difficult choices about budget savings necessary to get the deficit under control. This is irresponsible. I strongly opposed the efforts by the majority party

to raise your taxes and will continue to fight hard in the coming weeks to protect your wallets from new taxes. In pushing higher taxes, the majority party ignores the voices of the voters, who made it clear at the ballot box that they want lawmakers to cut wasteful spending and live within their means, not raise their taxes. The people have already done their part this year. We should not punish them with new taxes to pay for the Legislature’s mistakes. Instead of engaging in budget stunts that go nowhere, the time is now for all of us to come together to get our budget priorities in order and make significant savings in every area of government to save our state from insolvency. The clock is ticking. With innocent Californians caught in the partisan crossfire, lawmakers must work together now to address our immediate problems, then pass reforms to help state government operate more efficiently and effectively to solve our budget problems in long run. Taxpayers deserve nothing less, and I am ready to do my part to get the job done. Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Hesperia, represents the 59th Assembly District in the California Legislature.

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place,” said Jeff Ingwalson from behind the counter of store’s new location, “and this space was available, so we starting thinking about moving.” Ingwalson says that the rent for the new retail space is significantly less than that of their previous space at 18 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. “We tried talking with the landlord [about possi-

bly lowering the rent], but he wasn’t having any of it,” said Ingwalson with a smile. Then later, after the couple had already signed the lease on their new space, Ingwalson says the old landlord called him again, this time seemingly a bit more willing to negotiate.”But it was too late!” said Ingwalson. But the bookseller and Sierra Madre resident is

quick to point out that the rent wasn’t the only thing he and his wife and co-owner Sally Morrison took into consideration when contemplating the move. “There’s just a lot more traffic down here,” said Ingwalson, noting that they have already noticed an increase in foot traffic since the move. “This is the heart of the shopping area, right

here,” said Ingwalson referring to the prime location just a few doors east of The Bottle Shop. September will mark the two-year anniversary of the store’s opening, and the pair’s passion for books, reading and particularly for Sierra Madre, mean s they expect to be here for a long time to come. And if that isn’t enough of reason to

celebrate and congratulate, Jeff and Sally welcomed the newest addition to their family recently, when their son Conner was born this past February. The most popular and most requested titles, according to Jeff and Sally, are those pertaining to Sierra Madre and the surrounding areas. Books by John Robinson (Trails of the Angeles, Sierra Madre’s Old Mount Wilson Trail) and Elizabeth Pomeroy (A Naturalist in Southern California, Pasadena: A Natural History) are big sellers, as well as titles from Pasadena-based publisher Prospect Park Books (Hometown Pasadena and At Home: Pasadena). The couple, along with the rest of Sierra Madre, is still eagerly awaiting the publishing of a centennial Sierra Madre History book, due out from the Historical Society, date as yet unknown. Be sure to stop in and familiarize yourself with Jeff and Sally’s new digs, even if it’s just to say hello. Who knows, you might just find something worth reading. When put on the spot to come up with one last quick plug for the bookstore, Jeff smiles and jokes, “Coldest Books in Town?”

fered by Competitive Athlete Training Zone, commonly called CATZ. Children attending on Thursday should bring sneakers, shorts, a t-shirt, and a water bottle. Summer Fun in the Park will be held at Memorial Park Bandshell at 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd. For more information call the Community and Personnel Services Department at (626) 355-5278.

Suspect Detained in Attempted Stabbing Near Rose Bowl Police have detained a man on suspicion of attempting to stab a transient outside the Rose Bowl Saturday. Gabriel Arroyo, 41, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, after engaging in an altercation with a homeless man just west of the Rose Bowl, as people gathered in preparation for Independence Day fireworks around 5:30 p.m. Arroyo pulled a knife on the transient, who then defended himself by striking him on the head with a piece of wood. Arroyo was not seriously hurt and is now being held in lieu of $30,000 bail. His court date is still pending.

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Tech Trek Campers Headed to Whittier College for Early Look at College Experience

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of A AUW that provides t he funding for t he students to attend makes the final selection of “campers.” AAUW Arcadia Branch is supporting this endeavor, along with contributions from community donors. A major contributor to Tech Trek 2009 is the Wayne C. Clayton Foundation of El Monte. The first Tech Trek was held at Stanford University in 1998, with initial funding from the AAUW Educational Foundation. This year, there will be seven camps: CSU-Fresno, Sonoma State University, Stanford University (two weeks), UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Barbara, and Whittier College. Tech Trek is continuing proof that AAUW puts its mission—to support equity and education for all women and girls—into action.

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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.

1946 Alta Oaks, Arcadia Offered at $1,050,000.

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

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.

1745 La Cresta, Pasadena Offered at $848,000. Owner remembers the architect as being a Frank Lloyd Wright understudy. This home offers wonderful tranquil views of the mountains and Brookside Golf course. For those who love to golf, this property is conveniently located just one mile from the Brookside Country Club. The floor plan is open and spacious and offers pleasant views from almost every room of the home. There are modern touches, walls of windows, new carpeting and new interior paint. 2,238 sq. ft. home. 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 22500 sq. ft. lot.

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

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David Whitney Small David Whitney Small passed away peacefully Saturday, June 27, 2009 in his Atascadero, California home with hospice care. He was born in Massachusetts, November 16, 1925. His parents were Nancy Sophia Brigham and Irving Wheeler Small, who was captain of the US Olympic Hockey Team and won the Silver Medal in 1924 in Paris. David attended Lawrence

Academy in Massachusetts, a member of the class of 1943; was a Veteran in the Army Air Corps in WWII, 1945 and attended USC where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, majoring in Business Administration. He worked as a freelance photographer which put him through college.

He met h i s wife, Jacquelyn at USC. He photographed her and entered the photo in a contest in the Los Angeles Times in 1951 and won second place. They married in 1952 and bought a house in Arcadia, California in 1956. He coached little league baseball and youth soccer. He was

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a Boy Scout leader and served as the City Recreation Commissioner. He was self employed as a design contractor in the construction/commercial industry. He developed a love for growing orchids and was an avid family historian who studied genealogy of the Small heritage. David and his wife retired to Oxnard, California in 1996 and when she passed away in 2004 he moved to Atascadero. He is survived by his son Glenn W. Small; daughterin-law Phyllis; and two grand children, Jack and David. At his request, his remains will be cremated and a service will be held on July 10, 2009 at 10:00am at the Atascadero Cemetery District. Donations in his name may be made to the Central Coast Hospice, Paso Robles Office, 106 Gateway Center Drive, Suite B, Paso Robles, CA 93446. He will be missed.

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Imy Dulake Installed as President by Laura Freedman at Arcadia Rotary’s 83rd Installation Banquet

(L-r) Laura Freedman, first female president, installs Imy Dulake, looking radiant in a black, floor length gown with knock-out rhinestone spike heels. Dulake become the second female president at Arcadia Rotary.

It was a festive evening under the chairmanship of John Murphy at the handsome, redone Doubletree Hotel in Monrovia. The cocktail reception was held poolside, followed by a delicious dinner inside. Highlight of the evening was the installation of Imy Dulake, a Korean immigrant who has risen from an impoverished childhood in Korea to a vice president of banking in Beverly Hills, and now enjoys a successful

career with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She has been named as one of the top one percent of sales agents internationally. Imy appreciates Rotary and everything they stand for. She has never forgotten her roots and strives to give back to her community. She was installed by Laura Freedman the first woman president in Arcadia Rotary (1995-96) and gave several digs to the membership in taking 14 years to elect the second. Awards presented were: Youth to Randall Fowler, New Member to Jack Pan, Community Service to Sho Tay, The Michler Rotarian to Mike Real. A special presentation was made to Frank Perini, the club photographer, with a perfect 50 year record. Congratulations to the new off icers of A rcadia Rotary. (L-r) Chair of the event, John Murphy, poses with Sho Tay, recipient of Community Service Award.

Past president, Bob Daggett, with Frank Perini, honored for his 50 years of service and perfect attendance at Rotary Installation Banquet.

It’s not a ball, although you always have one. It’s not a safari, although at times it seems like one. You run into beasts, but on your terms. It’s one of my favorite parties. I try to never miss. It’s the Beastly Ball. More than 900 guests were on hand for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s (GLAZA) Beastly Ball, called “one of L.A.’s biggest and most popular fund-raisers” by FOX News on Saturday, June 20, under the stars at the zoo. The 39th annual event honored philanthropist and GLAZA trustee, Laura Z. Wasserman, and celebrated the theme “For the Love of Animals.” Long time GLAZA trustee, Betty White, and GLAZA president, Connie

Enjoying the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) Beastly Ball are (l-r) long time GLAZA trustee, Betty White, with Jacob the boa, honoree and GLAZA trustee, Laura Wasserman, KNBC-TV weathercaster, Fritz Coleman, who was the Beastly Ball’s live auctioneer, and GLAZA president, Connie Morgan, who lives in La Canada.

Morgan, presented Wasserman with a crystal mother elephant and calf sculpture in recognition of her commitment to animals. Chairing the Beastly Ball were leading entertainment attorney, Kenneth Ziffren, and GLAZA trustees Nancy Dennis (a Los Angeles attorney, Kathy Nelson (president, Film Music, Universal Pictures) and Dana Walden (president,

Twentieth Century Fox Television). KNBC-TV’s Fritz Coleman served as celebrity auctioneer. Known as “one of the best parties in Los Angeles” (KCAL TV News), the Beastly Ball was a festive evening for guests, who came dressed in casual and safari attire, as they strolled through the grounds after hours to view zoo inhabitants. There were animal feedings and “animal

walkabouts.” Bountiful delicious fare was provided by some of L.A.’s most popular restaurants, all donating their services. Entertainment by world music groups and dancing to a live band were also part of the fun. Kudos to GL A Z A president, Connie Morgan (La Canada), with whom I chatted and discovered it’s her sixth term as head of GLAZA.

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Beastly Ball guests (upper right) dine on food from 15 of top L.A. and Pasadena restaurants, while one of the zoo’s California black bears enjoys his dinner as well.

Become a part of the Arcadia tradition, gather your family and friends and enjoy the sights and sounds of this year’s concert series. I am sure you will have a great time. As always, admission and parking are free. Concerts take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. on the beautiful City Hall West Lawn, 240 W. Huntington Dr. Join in for fun in the sun on the evening of the July 9, enjoy-

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Historical Marker Dedication: The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, Part of 75th Anniversary /Diamond Jubilee Celebration July 16

TV/radio personality, Wink Martindale, will be a celebrity guest at the Chamber’s Diamond Jubilee celebration July 16th. Martindale is a former resident of Santa Anita Oaks, and his three daughters attended A.H.S.

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tage and recent photographs and descriptions of the rich history of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce will be unveiled at 5 p.m., July 16, as part of a Diamond Jubilee celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the Chamber’s incorporation on the same date in 1934. The ceremony will take place at the iconic home of the Chamber of nearly half a century (1965), the round office building in the median of 388 W. Huntington Dr., across from the entrance to Santa Anita Park on the north and the Community Center to the south. The Arcadia Historical Society, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Arcadia, would like to invite the public, the media and Chamber members past and present to join local dignitaries, Chamber officials, business leaders, and residents in this presentation of the fifth in a series of Markers being created by the Society under the slogan, “History Lives Here.” This will be followed at approximately 6 p.m. by an old fashioned social, featuring a BBQ picnic, refreshments, music in the Chamber patio area (Rotary Circle), lost of Chamber historical memorabilia and classic automobiles, and a special appearance by former Arcadia TV and radio personality Wink Martindale (also celebrating his 75th year).

Janet Ten Eyck to Lead Sierra Madre Club Sierra Madre Woman’s Club welcomed Janet Ten Eyck as its president for a second year. She was installed at the Installation Tea held in the club’s historic clubhouse, “Essick House,” 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Others installed were officers Dixie Coutant, Rosemary Morabito, Anne Montgomery, Eleanor Hensel, Betty Mackie, and Alma Mays. Board of

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Monday, June 22nd: 7:57 AM – Commercial Burglary, 100 block N. Canon Ave., Sierra Madre School. Suspect(s) forced entry into a classroom and vandalized it. The crime occurred between 12:00 pm, Wednesday, 6/17/09 and 7:57 am, Monday, 6/22/09. The damages were estimated at $400.00.

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Wednesday, June 24th: 5:50 PM – Theft of Identity, 100 block of W. Highland Ave. A resident reported being a victim of identity theft as he discovered that someone fraudulently used his personal information and opened an account. The incident is reported to have started in September, 2007. Suspect(s) have made purchases exceeding $3,000.00.

Thursday, June 25th: 8:48 AM – Arrested, Reckless Driving, 200 block S. Mountain Trail Ave. Officer stopped a motorist on E. Orange Grove Ave. for reckless driving and arrested the driver.

The driver was transported to Sierra Madre Police Department for booking and later released on a written promise to appear.

Friday, June 26th: 12:23 PM – Petty Theft¸ Sierra Madre Medical Group, 100 block W. Sierra Madre Blvd. The victim reported her wallet was stolen from her purse while she was at work. The victim’s purse and other contents were undisturbed. The wallet contained $80.00 in cash, her ID and credit cards. The incident occurred on Monday, 6/15/09 between 8:30 am and 1:15 pm. The total loss is about $280.00.

Saturday, June 27th: 9:29 AM - Commercial Burglary, 100 N. Baldwin Ave. A beige metal money box was reported stolen on Friday, 6/26/09 at about 12:30 pm. A man described as a male Hispanic, 35-40, medium build, goatee with gray hair, wearing a brown shirt, khaki shorts, and a plaid brown and green baseball cap, entered the business, spoke with an employee and left. The man was later seen holding two boxes, one with a beige metallic money box inside. No cash was reported missing, but the metal box was valued at $5.00. 11:27 AM – Grand Theft, 400 block W. Sierra Madre Blvd. A Dell laptop computer was stolen from an unlocked car. The crime occurred on Saturday, 6/27/09, at about 1:30 am. A suspect was seen on a security camera enter the car. The suspect is a male white adult, slight balding on top, approx. 5’7”, 160 lbs, wearing a light colored shirt and dark pants. The loss is about $2,000.00.

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Petty Theft with Priors / Parole Hold. On June 26 at 7:24 p.m., loss prevention officers at a business in the 100 block of West Foothill observed a subject enter the business, grab alcohol and attempt to leave without paying. The suspect was apprehended and detained by the loss prevention officers. He was found to have long history of theft and was booked for petty theft with priors. He is also currently on parole and a parole hold was obtained.

Robbery. On June 26 at 8:33 p.m., two subjects entered a business in the 100 block of West Foothill, went directly to the alcohol section, grabbed several bottles of liquor and attempted to leave the store without paying. Loss prevention was able to apprehend one of the two suspects, but he immediately began to struggle with them. An officer in the area responded to the call to assist, but the suspect still resisted and struggled with the officer. The suspect was eventually taken into custody. During the process, the officer


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Injury Traffic Collision / Vehicle vs. Pedestrian. On June 29 at 10:00 a.m., an agricultural inspector from the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commission was struck by a vehicle while she was setting up insect traps from the bed of her work truck. The vehicle that struck her did not see the inspector and backed into her at approximately 5 to 10 miles per hour. The inspector was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

Felony Vandalism. On June 29 at 7:09 p.m., an officer responded to the 1400 block of South Myrtle regarding a vandalism report. The victim reported that someone shot out a plate glass window of her business that is under construction. The value of this window is about $1,200. It appears a BB or pellet was used to cause the damage. The victim reported she had experienced similar damage in a different part of the building prior to this incident, but she did not report it. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery. On June 29 at 7:16 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of Diamond regarding a vehicle being parked in front of the location for several days. A computer check of the license plate indicated the vehicle had been reported stolen to Arcadia Police Department. The victim responded to the location and the vehicle was released to him.

Vehicle Burglary. On June 30 at 5:41 a.m., an officer went to the 200 block of Melrose regarding a vehicle burglary call. The victim reported he had parked his vehicle on the street and secured it. Sometime during the night, the driver side door window was broken and his GPS system and wallet were taken. Investigation continuing.

Violation of a Court Order / Preventing Wireless Communication / Battery. On June 30 at 11:56 a.m., a female suspect refused to obey a domestic violence restraining order. This is the second time this week the suspect violated the court order and was arrested. In this incident, she went into her ex-husband’s residence without permission and became involved in a physical altercation with her 21- yearold daughter. The daughter attempted to call 911, but had her cell phone taken away by the suspect. The suspect was arrested again and held on the likelihood of a reoccurrence, but she was able to bond out.

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For the period of Sunday, June 21, through Saturday, June 27, the Police Department responded to 935 calls for service of which 137 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

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Wednesday, June 24: A Toyota forklift was stolen from 321 East Huntington between 5:30 p.m. on June 23 and 5:40 a.m. on June 24. During an inventory check, store employees at Ralphs, 211 East Foothill, discovered 26 bottles of shampoo worth over $640 were stolen. It is believed that the theft took place between June 22 and June 23.

Thursday, June 25: Shortly after 10:30 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted for an equipment violation at Longden and Tenth. A male Hispanic driver did not possess any identification and during a consent search of the vehicle, officers found marijuana underneath the driver’s seat. When the 35-year-old driver was being arrested, he admitted to using his brother’s name and personal information because he had a warrant. With the correct information, a record check revealed that he had a $150,000 outstanding warrant. He was taken into custody for possession of marijuana in a vehicle, false impersonation, and felony outstanding warrant. Units responded to the 700 block of South First around 12:48 p.m. in reference to a commercial burglary. Two male Hispanics entered the store and asked about hair products and then left the location. Less than a minute later, one of the suspects returned and took an unattended purse. A Good Samaritan followed the suspects to a nearby parking lot where the suspect dropped the purse with no loss. The purse was returned to its rightful owner.

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Saturday, June 27: Around 6:19 p.m., units responded to Sport Chalet located at Westfield Mall regarding two male juveniles detained for theft. The suspects took sandals into a fitting room, hid them under their clothing, and left the store without making payment. Additional stolen property from Vans, JC Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M, and Target were recovered. Private persons’ arrests were made, and a 17-year-old Filipino and a 16-year-old Asian were taken into custody for commercial burglary. The younger suspect was also found in possession of brass knuckles. Both juveniles were later cited and released to their parents. A residential burglary occurred in the 500 block of Workman between 8:50 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a rear window. Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked rooms and stole a watch, jewelry, and cash.


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Obituary

Bette DeSoto Lived Life on her own Terms

BY SUSAN MOTANDER Lifelong Monrovia resident Bette DeSoto died on Wednesday, July 1, just days after her 85th birthday. She was born Bette Doro Combs on July 29, 1924 and was raised here in Monrovia. She graduated from Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School in the early 1940s. Her father was a Mon-

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rovia Fireman a nd a n av id horseman. One memory Bette often shared was that her father made her ride every year in the Monrovia Day Parade despite the fact that she never l i ked horses and was actually a bit afraid of them. If so, it was one of the few fears she ever exhibited. S h e worked for many years locally for Aerojet. She met the man whom she would later marry when he bacame her dance partner. Later, she and her husband ran gyms in this area and she became a sort of early personal trainer. According to her grandson, Anthony Hauk, her great passions were music and her garden. “Grandma spent hours everyday watering her front and back yard and she

loved ‘tinkering’ on the piano.” Another memory Hauk shared was that there was always music in her house. “She always had the radio playing soft music and classical music,” he said. As he reminisced, Hauk walked through his grandmother’s home and yard, pointing out the grassy area where he learned to throw a baseball and the pool in which he remembered spending countless summer hours while he stayed with his grandmother. Bette was preceded in death by her only child, a daughter, Luana. She is survived by her two grandsons, Anthony Hauk and Jesse “Jay Jay” Terrazas. There are currently no plans for a memorial service. When asked for a photograph of his grandmother, Hauk found two, one recent photo and a photograph probably taken in the late 1940s. He chose the older photograph saying he felt his grandmother would prefer the photo from her youth.

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This Week in History

1789: “The Bastille” Is Attacked In Paris DeFlocked

By Jeff Corriveau

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In 1789, opp ponents of the F French mona archy stormed “ “The Bastille”, tthe most notor ious pr ison iin F rance at tthe time. This prison had llong been seen a as a symbol of tthe oppressive rregime of King Louis XVI, a and its fall is regarded as central to the French Revolution and the establishment of the First Republic. The event is celebrated every year in France on “Bastille Day”, a national holiday.


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$599,000

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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