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MONDAY, AUGUST 17 - AUGUST 23, 2009 VOLUME 2, NO. 33
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Temple City Seeks Strong Leader for Manager
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Temple City Draws Sell Out Crowd BY TERRY MILLER A warm summer evening, great food and company can mean only one thing in Temple City. It’s time once again for Dining Under the Stars, with this year’s theme as Hollywood. This year the organizers pulled out all the stops including the red carpet for arriving guests that included several city council members as well as city commissioners, along with many residents. Upon check in, the VIP’s
with their All Access Back Stage passes got a chance to listen to the Ernie Marchain Quartet while they dined on a large and eclectic mix of foods from around the world. The sold out event was off to a grand start. As guest entered via the red carpet, they were greeted with names of stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby carefully placed along Temple City’s “walk of fame”. The VIP’s made their way to individual stations for
a wide variety of food which was then consumed at tastefully decorated tables around Temple City Park. Participating restaurants included, Alex DiPeppe’s Italian Restaurant; Applebee’s; Baskin Robbins; Beto’s Grill; Cabrera’s Restaurant; Café Roule; Casa Del Rey; Edible Arrangements; El Super Burrito Jr., Olympic Bakery; Pino’s Place Italian Restaurant; Rose’s Donuts; Starbuck’s; Subway and Susie’s Kitchen. The food ranged from subtle Italian delicacies
to sublime delights such as organic cheesecake. As the cool evening air set the band featured a tribute to Sinatra sung by Bill Chico. The 200 plus guests listened intently as they feasted on dessert delights from the four corners of the world. The evening featured café style seating and local volunteers who worked the room as ever-vigilant servers. As in many communities, Temple City volunteers work tirelessly at events throughout the year
BY SAMEEA KAMAL Following the removal of former city manager Charles Martin in May, the city is working with an executive recruitment firm to find a new city manager. The application period closed in mid-June and resulted in about 40 applicants, said Cathy Burroughs, interim city manager. The city is working with Bob Murray and Associates, a Roseville-based executive recruiting and consulting firm, who will review the applications and conduct preliminary interviews. The council held a closed session special meeting on July 30 where they met with the firm’s president, Bob Murray, to discuss what qualities and desired traits they want to see in a city manager. “Most importantly they’re looking
for a capable leader, a strong leader with a background in local government who brings vision to the community,” Murray said. “They’re looking for someone who is accessible to the community … and is sensitive to the diversity of the community.” According to Murray, the ideal candidate’s area of expertise would be redevelopment and downtown revitalization. “The city has infrastructure needs like waste collection and water that need investment … so ideally it’s someone that been a city manager or assistant manager or in the redevelopment or financial department,” Murray said. Murray and his firm will be reviewing all the ap-
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Trip Down Memory Lane With The Rockit Scientists
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THOUSANDS OF MINDS, HUNDREDS OF SIGNS, AND A CONGRESSMAN BY TERRY MILLER AND JOHN STEPHENS
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It was the best of times and it was the worst of times, all depending with whom you spoke Tuesday evening in Alhambra. The meeting Tuesday was perhaps a microcosm of the nation's pulse on the issue. Amid scattered cat calls and the occasional “recall Schiff”, 29th District Representative Adam Schiff hosted a boisterous and spirited town hall meeting moderated by NBC4’s Dr. Bruce Hensel. T h rough t he cheers and the jeers, Rep. Schiff attempted to provide an update on the health care proposal (H.R. 3200) currently under consideration in Congress. But opponents would hear nothing of it and hundreds in the audience expressed their disgust with
the plan in no uncertain terms. One African American gentleman who held an altered image of President Obama depicted as Adolph Hitler was in attendance as a representative of the Lyndon H. LaRouche movement, which had no shame in likening the Obama administration's health care reform proposal to the genocidal policies of Nazi Germany's Third Reich during t he 1940's. LaRouche is a long time political figure in the U.S., having run for the office of President in no less than eight elections since 1976, once as a U.S. Labor Party candidate and seven times as a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination. The volunteers peddling Hitler-moustached Obama
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The Rockit Scientists will take the stage on Wednesday, August 19 at Temple City Park’s Performing Arts Pavilion. Get set for a fast paced good time Rock ‘n Roll show with the biggest hits from the 50s and 60s. The Rockit Scientists promise to deliver a retro rock performance filled with great family entertainment! Get ready to dance, dance, dance to songs when Rock ‘n Roll was young! Take a trip down memory lane with your favorite tunes by Chuck Berry, Elvis, the Beach Boys, Temptations and even Buffalo Springfield! Don’t miss out on welcoming the Rockit Scientists to Temple City! The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Temple City Park. Pre-concert activities start at
6:30 p.m. Get moving with Shape Up TC– all ages are welcome to join TC Parks & Recreation staff during a mini-exercise demonstration. Be the first to purchase a “Sounds of Summer” – Concert in the Park t-shirt! $6 each - quantity limited! Concert t-Shirts can be prepurchased at City Hall or at each concert. Temple City Park is located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive. Popcorn, hot dogs, candy, soda, shaved ice and much more will be available for purchase as well as Temple City merchandise. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, your dancin’ shoes and get ready for a trip down memory lane. For further information, please call (626) 285-2171 ext. 2328.
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TEMPLE CITY SPOTLIGHT The Doozies
By Tom Gammill
Temple City Government Serving the Community! August 17, 2009 PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT:
Summer Concerts – Temple City welcomes a new band to the stage this Wednesday. “Rockit Scientists” will be performing your favorite hits of the 50’s and 60’s. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Temple City Park. Temple City Anniversary - The City’s 50th anniversary is quickly approaching. The Parks and Recreation Commission will be working with City staff and community volunteers to plan and coordinate a variety of events and activities to commemorate this special event. If you would like to be involved, you are encouraged to attend the next Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on August 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 5938 Kauffman Avenue. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: The next Planning Commission meeting will be held on August 25, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Civic Center, 5938 Kauffman Ave. PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Public Safety Volunteer – The City of Temple City is looking for people interested in becoming a Public Safety Volunteer. Two programs are available in the Public Safety Volunteer program. They are the Resident Safety Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) and the Temple City Emergency Radio Team (TCERT). Applications and additional information for the RSVP or TCERT programs may be obtained from the Public Services Department at the Civic Center, 5938 Kauffman Avenue, by calling (626) 285-2171 or by e-mailing Public Safety Officer Bryan Ariizumi at email@example.com. WATER CONSERVATION TIP: Upgrading your sprinkler system with a “smart irrigation controller” that automatically adjusts watering times can save about 40 gallons of water per day! M A NAGE M E N T SE RV IC E S DE PA RTMENT:
Yard Sales: Temple City residents wanting to conduct a yard sale MUST have a permit. They are available from the receptionist desk at City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Drive, during normal business hours, which are Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. City Hall is closed on Fridays. The permits are FREE, and residents may only conduct one yard sale within a sixmonth period. Free Yard Sale Advertising: If you get your yard sale permit by Thursday noon (or earlier) the week prior to the sale (i.e. about nine days prior to your sale), you’ll get the sale listed in that week’s Temple City Tribune newspaper in the “Temple City Spotlight” section for free. The Temple City Tribune comes out every Monday, and is available at many popular locations throughout Temple City.
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BY JENNIFER DER G’Day Temple City! It’s hard to believe that the four weeks I’ve spent in Australia have already come to an end. The saying goes “time flies when you’re having fun,” and the month I have spent here has been nothing but fun! Although it’s hard to imagine that attending school during the summer is enjoyable, I’ve had the most fun getting to know new friends and indulging myself in Australian education. I am going to miss feeding baby lambs in Agriculture class and being taught how to “properly” eat a meat pie during lunch. On my last day attending school, saying goodbye to friends was one of the hard-
est things I have ever done. The friendships and bonds formed through this program are indescribable, and we have already made plans for trips to see each other in the future. During the final week, apart from school, I have also stepped on the shores of the famous Bondi Beach, Darling Harbor, and the old, historic town of Windsor. However, with each new adventure, I have learned that it’s not only the places I have been to that have been so amazing, but the people as well. My host family, the Langs, are the most selfless, funny, smart, crazy, and all-around fun people. It has truly been a pleasure to get to know them and be a part of their
family. I amazed myself at how willing I was to take out the dish washer or help with lighting the fireplace, things I don’t usually jump the gun to do at home. My favorite memories with them were eating prawns on the veranda, or singing “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor at the top of our lungs. The experiences and sights I have gained in Australia have been a highlight in my life, and I know I’ll take a part of it with me back home, as well as an expanded Australian vocabulary. I am so blessed to be part of such a wonderful organization, as this trip has really made an impact on me and have opened my eyes to a whole new world down under.
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My Adventure and Findings in Australia Young Exchange Students Speak From Australia BY: DESIREE E. DAVIS
have it for 12 months and you have to drive 120 hours, during which you learn how to park, drive on the freeway and all of the techniques. After learning and doing all of the procedures, you go in for a driving test and if you pass it, you get your red P’s. Your red P’s is basically a license, but you still have restrictions. A person would have to have their red P’s for 12 months and are not allowed to have more than one person in the car after 11 p.m. They also receive 4 points on their card, just like us. However, if you get in trouble while driving and lose points, you cannot get those points again until you get your green P’s. After 12 months, you take another driving test and if you pass that, you get your green P’s. You have your green P’s for two years and the restriction is you can’t go over 100 kilometres per hour. You also receive 6 points on your license. Then after two years, you get your black license, which is pretty much our regular license. You get 12 points and can lose them from traffic offences. The reason why they came up with this system is because a lot of kids were driving their mates around and they would get into car accidents, often resulting in
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death. To keep the road fatalities down, they passed the system, and to their credit, it brought the fatalities down. They dropped somewhere around 75%. So in a way, they did a very good thing for all drivers in Australia. Another difference is their shortage of water. Sure California has a little water shortage, but Australia’s is much worse. They are currently in a water shortage due to lack of rain and a growth in population. Thirty years ago, Kathy, my Australian mother, had lived without a worry in the world about water. It rained often and the dam was always full. Nowadays, it’s another story. Since there is a water shortage, they are trying to build Desalination Plants. These plants will clean salt water and recycle sewage water into fresh, drinkable water. However, these plants will be able to help everyone, but will also cost a great deal of money to build and use. Currently, the water that comes out of the
faucet is recycled water and it is cleaner than most water out there, due to the cleaning process. Last but not least, everything is very spread out, such as homes from works and sites from public. From Bligh Park, where I am currently living, it takes about one hour to drive to Sydney and two hours on the train. Also, from Richmond to Canberra it is about a four-hour drive. Since only the outer edge of Australia is inhabitable, it makes it hard to have much of anything in the middle other than the outback. The only major site in the middle of Australia is Ayers Rock. Since everything is so far apart, it is very costly to drive from one place to another with the gas prices on the rise and the tour sites not close together. In conclusion, to everyone out there wanting to take a trip overseas should come to Australia. It is a quaint little country full of magnificent sites and delightful people with awesome accents.
Upcoming Events Tuesday, August 18 Kiwanis Club City Council Meeting
Wednesday, August 19 Pre-Concert Activities Concerts in the Park Rockit Scientists 50s & 60s Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
Thursday, August 20 Library - Summer Reading Program Pictured (L-R) Emily Wong, Calista Ortiz, Emma Kangas, Julia Rardin
For parents who have 1st – 6th graders and need a place to let their kids grow up with a focus on God, First Baptist Church of Temple City is the place. Pastor Sam has a Friday afternoon/evening schedule that will help point your child in the right direction. Starting at 4:30 p.m. your child can be a part of the His Kidz choir that performs two musicals a year, at Christmas and Spring. This free program runs until 6:00 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m. is the evening program of games, dinner,
Bible study, big-movie, snacks and fun prizes, all for $5.00 per night. A special price reduction for large families and discounted monthly rates are available but you have to come down and find out how they work. We want every child here on Friday nights; we start Sept. 11th so plan your week around God. Pastor Sam can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626 286-3125 X16. The church is located at 6019 Baldwin Ave., Temple City. Fall in love with Jesus and make Him Lord!
Friday, August 21 Temple City Library Summer Reading Program High Twelve
Saturday, August 22 Temple City Library Family Film Matinees *Send us your groups’ events to Editor@TempleCityTribune.com
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Australia is a very beautiful place. As an American exchange student, I and my fellow Americans have visited many wonderful places and have had a great time doing so. For example, we have been to the Sydney Opera House, Centrepoint Tower, walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, gone to Muru Mittigar (an aboriginal cultural center), and spent two days and one night in Canberra, Australia’s capital, learning about their government. I really have enjoyed the people, sites, culture, and food. The Australians are very nice and laid back. They are also big fans of Chinese and Indian food. There are so many Indian restaurants here; it’s super cool. Overall, I have to say I have had the best time of my life here and I hope someday to visit again. America and Australia are very different countries. To start off on how Australia and America are different, the first thing I noticed was the license plates. They had L’s and P’s on them and I couldn’t understand why. Their driving system is very different from ours. In Australia, when you are 16 years and 9 months old, you can get your L’s which is like a learning permit for us. You
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The Weekly Crossword
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musket 12. Chemical ending 13. Radical ‘60s org. 18. Bumped into 22. Accelerate 24. Gilpin of “Frasier” 25. Between ports 26. Affirmative answer 28. Martini’s partner 29. Brief brawl 30. Like lousy roads 31. 71% is under water 33. Recess in a wall 34. Dark 35. Educate again 36. Song syllable 38. ___ Grande 40. Ashtabula’s lake 41. 3:00 43. Form of poem, often used to praise something 46. T.G.I.F. part 47. Resides 49. Ancient region of Asia Minor 51. ___ alai 52. Ready ___... 53. Aquarium fish 54. Concerned with a specific subject 56. Breathe hard 57. Sea eagle 58. Implore 59. Armed conflict 61. “You’ve got mail” co. 62. Bikini top 63. Are we there ___?
Last Week’s Solution
“The numbers must only occur once” Fill the 9x9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3x3 regions contain the digits from 1 to 9 only once.
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She Lost Her Baby Doll August 26th is National Dog Day. It is a day to celebrate with your canine companions. It is a time to let your dogs run jumps, romp, sniff, bark and drool. This day is set aside to acknowledge family dogs and those dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and to bring us comfort and good health. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage. Yes, they truly can be man’s best friend! As a dog lover, and former owner I am well aware of how dogs can affect our lives and so I am quite sure that the following true story will touch you also. A family crisis… that’s what my wife’s sister “Sue” called it! Her year old Yorkshire puppy “Baby Doll” was lost.” Her little pet was so pampered that it did not know the life of a dog. She only knew her very own basket for a bed, her traveling handbag and the voice of her faithful master. Sue and Baby Doll were inseparable. They played together, ate together, took long walks and even knit tangled yarn together. Baby Doll had never been out of the yard on her own. But she would look longingly out the patio window through the gate at the wide wonderful world outside. On stormy days when a long exercise walk was not possible, Sue would watch her dog
stroll around in the wet grass in her yard sniffing and exploring all that was available. When this excursion around the gated yard was complete, an authoritative call “Baby Doll Mommy Wants You!” and the Yorkshire dog would literally jump five feet into the arms of her faithful master. One day as dog and master began their daily stroll, Sues’ cell phone interrupted their routine. While Sue searched in her purse for her cell phone, Baby Doll slipped out the gate and disappeared. Sue’s search for her precious dog was in vane. Her dog that was about the size of a tiny rabbit was nowhere to be found. As Sue’s search turned into days, the possibilities of this tiny pup being alive was doubtful. She began stopping children passing her house as they were on the way to school, to see if they had seen her dog. One of the children had remembered, seeing a scraggly brown and white dog eating out of a pizza box that morning. Sue knew it could not be her Baby Doll, as her dog would only eat chicken. But her venture past the nearby pizza parlor revealed another clue. She asks a workman eating his lunch on the patio there, if he has seen her brown and white Yorkshire puppy. The man pointed and said, I’m not sure lady, but I saw two big dogs chasing what looked like a light brown rabbit, toward the mountain. Frightened, but ever faithful that her Baby could still be alive; Sue continued her search one more day. This time she began searching the
Tundra of the Pasadena Hills. She shouted and listened, shouted and listened for any faint clue. After several hours, Sue was tired and bewildered from the search. As she sat down to rest on a craggy rock she quietly murmured, “Oh Dear Lord please helps me to find my treasure.” Once again she resumed her search. As her last weary plea, “Baby Doll Mommy Loves You,” was being shouted into the mountain, an echo of her shout was interrupted with a whinny cry that could only be her “Baby Doll”. She ran toward the sound, and once again heard another mournful cry. She shouted as loudly as her lungs would allow, “ Baby Doll Mommy Loves You.” Then like a miracle, a scraggly, wet and exhausted dog appeared. However a five-foot rocky ravine separated the two. The little dog appeared unable to jump over the ravine, so excitedly laid down wagging her tail. Baby Doll waited and waited for her faithful master to retrieve her. Begging shouts with arms upraised to catch the dog was all that Sue could offer. Then she remembered the keywords that she had used so often, “Baby Doll Mommy Wants You!” The little dog faithfully responded with a five-foot high jump into the safety of her waiting arms. Baby Doll was safe at last. Together, tears flooded their eyes, as they both cherished that precious moment. Kissing nose to nose these two were united once again. It was a reminder that …that Dogs are a Man and Woman’s Best Friend.
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So I probably haven’t gone more than two days in a row without doing some serious cardio exercise since I was old enough to go out and play, locked and loaded with only training wheels and a vivid imagination. When you’re a kid, running around comes naturally. If you were growing up back in The Day like me, Sheriff John conducted the video games and they were called cartoons. Don’t know about you guys, but for me, the Mouse and the Duck wore out their welcome in about 15 minutes; Goofy was good for one toon and out. I needed to be outside; I had places to ride and people to annoy. My shingle had been hanging out here in Temple City for only about two months when I came home one night
for Saturday dinner and saw my Dad die in a matter of minutes from a massive heart attack. I’ll never forget that awful March 6; doubt I’ll ever really recover from it. Years later, I remain a cardio fiend (and you would too if women were always commenting on your “tiny” wrists every time you picked up a weight.) Always privately thought exercise was my shield; my armor against stuff like heart disease and diabetes (both of which can be found in my family history.) And even though Dental Assistant Extraordinaire Dani laughs at the mere mention of my ever having played basketball, I played roundball almost every day of my life from age 12 to 30. But approaching apprehensive patients with a handful of experience, power tools, and jammed fingers didn’t seem like the formula for inspiring confidence…or returned visits. So I took up tennis. My idol was John McEnroe. McEnroe was a little guy
and a world-class athlete… with an All-Universe mouth. He dictated the points with a great serve and volley game. He was creative and smart. He didn’t like practicing. He was a punk and he got away with it. I thought we had sooo much in common. McEnroe’s nemesis (and mine) was Ivan Lendl. Lendl was mechanical, methodical, and relentless. He wasn’t as physically gifted as McEnroe but he was superbly conditioned. He had no visible personality and if he had ever smiled the words “cock-eyed teeth” would have come to mind. So I guess even though I wanted to be McEnroe, I was way more like Lendl. Right down to our crowded choppers. While I could hope to match McEnroe on the court as a world-class mouth, my athleticism has always been a distant cousin to my conditioning. I’ve always had to work hard and while I definitely have punk potential…I never seem to get away with it.
And until Temple City’s own Doc Fong won his Orthodontic Nobel Prize for unraveling my teeth, my computer Silent Hal had a more pleasing smile than either Ivan or me. As it turns out, Silent Hal was also at less risk for an early heart attack. Crowded teeth turn out being safe havens for anaerobic bacteria, the most virulent microbes causing periodontal disease. And in a study published in Circulation, April of 2008, periodontal disease was the sole link associated with the incidence of fatal coronary heart disease among younger men who otherwise had no cardiovascular risk factors. The New England Journal of Medicine, March 2007, has also published research showing marked improvement in vascular function only 60 days following proper periodontal treatment. So pink gums and straight teeth matter. And the stakes for some could actually be length and quality of life…even if you’re a young guy with less body fat than a bowl oatmeal.
Jack Von Bulow, DDS practices at Temple City Dental Care , located at 9929 E. Las Tunas Drive. Questions, concerns, comments and rants can be sent to email@example.com. He can also be reached by calling (626) 285-3161 or via his website, www.templecitydental.com.
Taste of Arcadia Dazzling, delicious, delightful! A devine destination for cuisine conscious Californians – On Monday, September 21, at 5:30 pm the gates of the L.A. County Arboretum will fling open to kickoff the race to the food booths, festive with signature cuisine, from the bustling kitchens of the area’s most important, and certainly some of our most famous restaurants. Wineries and breweries of distinction will also complete a great daily double with the presentation of their fine wines and ales/ beers - a possible trifecta includes the Martini Bar. This year, a sure bet is the event's Gold Sponsors - Breeders' Cup, Oak Tree Racing Association and Santa Anita Park. Silver Sponsor is Westfield at Santa Anita and Time Warner Cable. Presenting
Media Sponsor - Arcadia Weekly; Media Sponsor, Pasadena Star News. Our sponsors have teamed up with Taste of Arcadia to make this event even more spectacular than ever, and a special KRLA broadcast makes it a night to remember! Your ticket includes it all: Great food and beverage “tastings” from over 35 Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries and a Martini Bar. FREE Parking. Music by Soundbytes. Dress is California Casual & Comfortable. Ticket sales are limited. Buy Now and SAVE $10! Pre-sale $35 till August 31st After sale $45 Door $55 For tickets call (626) 447-2159, or go to www.tasteofarcadia.com.
Know how to start a new business? Free Workshop During this economic downturn, many people are thinking about starting a business of their own. To help you understand various technical accounting and tax issues, LA FIRST TAX will host a workshop at the Chinese Cultural Center on August 29, 2009. To p i c s t o b e D e a l With: What you need to know about Federal Taxes and your new business How to set up and run your business so paying your taxes isn’t a hassle How to file and pay your taxes using a computer What you need to know when you run your business out of your home How to set up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees What you need to know
when you hire employees or use contractors H E L P…W here to go and who to ask As a bonus to the participants, LA FIRST TAX will offer free payroll service for up to 5 employees if you sign up for bookkeeping service with them. T he one -hour workshop w ill be conducted on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 11:00am (Chinese) and 12:00am (English) respectively. Anyone wishing to attend may contact the company to reserve a seat by calling or register online at www.la1sttax.com/ workshop. For more information please contact Natalie Lee, EA, ATA, ATP., L A FIRST TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES at (626) 285 1221 orwww.LA1sttax.com
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CITY MANAGER’S WEEKLY REPORT For the Week Ending Noon on Thursday August 13, 2009
specific area I am referring to is Las Tunas Drive from Primrose Avenue to Camellia Avenue, and then extending up and down Temple City Boulevard to the alleys. Although there has been talk of additional restaurants (besides the ones already approved by Planning Commission) in this area, no one has come in to apply for one. Before accepting applications for a sensitive or significant use in this area, we will certainly use our discretion as to whether they need a closer look.
Department of Financial Services (Financial Services Manager Molina) 1. As of July 31, 2009, total cash on hand for the City of Temple City is $31,768,998.69. This is a $773,616.37 decrease from the previous month. Cash reserve balances f luctuate month to month. More revenue is received on certain months and other months more expenses are made. In July, a few of our annual expenses were made. These expenses included payment to California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA) for worker’s compensation and general liability deposits.
Cathy Burroughs, Interim City Manager
General Council Information 1.Mayor Pro Tem Yu has requested copies of the meeting minutes from 2003 and 2005 when the Council approved the Athens contracts, as well as all rate adjustments since 2002. A copy of the requested minutes has been provided with your City Council agenda packet this week. We have also included staff reports for three of the agenda items. 2.I have been contacted by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) in regards to Temple City rejoining SCAG. According to their records, Temple City is the only city that is not a member of SCAG. I have requested information from them, including membership fees. When the information is received, a copy will be placed in the Council office for your review. If, after reviewing the information, any Councilmember would like to include consideration of membership on the agenda, please let me know. In reviewing past records, it appears Temple City was a member of SCAG in the 1990’s.
Temple City Redevelopment Agency total cash on hand as of July 31, 2009, is $4,681,588.80. An increase of $80,399.71 in cash reserves is due to minimal expenses during the month. The semi-annual bond payment will be made in August and will be ref lected in August or September Treasurer’s report.
Department of Public Services (Public Safety Officer Ariizumi) Division of Public Safety 1. As requested by City Councilmember Wong, a memo listing alternate options for animal sheltering services is included with this Manager’s Report. 2. The Crime Statistics Report for August 2 – 8, 2009, is included with this Manager’s Report.
1.The Management staff and I interviewed the top four candidates for the Public Services Manager position this week. I expect an offer of employment will be made next week with the expectation that the new Public Services Manager will be on board by mid-September.
3. An offer of employment has been made to the top two candidates for Parking Control Officer. Both applicants have completed the medical exam and background check. If all goes well, we should have 2 new Parking Control Officers next week.
Community Development & Housing Authority 1.The Community Development & Housing Authority will receive an update on the City’s efforts to adopt a State certified Housing Element next Tuesday. We realize that some Councilmembers may be very familiar with the Housing Element and the City’s efforts over the years to gain State approval, but for others this may be relatively new. Your Council packet includes a detailed staff report, however if there are any items contained in the staff report that individual Councilmembers may have questions on, or you would simply like further information, please contact Joe Lambert.
The indicated writers have submitted the following items. All have been reviewed and approved (but may have been edited) by the City Manager.
Department of Parks & Recreation (Dir. of Parks & Recreation Director Burroughs) 1.The Parks and Recreation Commission, at their regular meeting next Wednesday (August 19th) will begin discussions on the City’s 50th anniversary celebration. Councilmembers Chavez and Sternquist have been provided with a copy of the agenda and staff report as the Council’s representatives to this committee. 2.The “No Smoking” in City parks ordinance takes effect next week (August 20th). Signs will be posted late next week. Parks & Recreation staff have been informed of the new ordinance and will enforce as needed.
Department of Community Development (Community Development Manager Lambert) 1.HSBC Bank is proposing to locate a branch at 9601-9605 Las Tunas Drive, which would also include the property known as 5910 Temple City Boulevard (existing restaurant). This location is within the City Center (CC) District of the Downtown Specific Plan area, where a bank or financial institution is a permitted use. HSBC has been planning to locate at the subject location for quite some time, as they have been in contact with Staff for approximately one year. The property owner, Erwin Sokol, contacted Staff last year to ensure that HSBC would be a permitted use. HSBC submitted plans for Building Plan Check in early 2009, and they currently have a permit to perform interior improvements. The exterior improvements, which are significant, are still in the Building Plan Check process. Although the improvements at the site are only noticeable lately, this has been in the works for quite some time.
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Temple City Seeks Strong Leader for Manager plications and interviewing the top 10 to 12 candidates to provide a â€˜short listâ€™ to the Council to interview, which will be presented as a recommendation at a special meeting on August 25. Burroughs stated she is not interested in the position on a permanent basis. The council plans to conduct interviews early in September, and select someone by mid-October. In October of 2008, the IRS flagged the city of Temple City for paying government employees as independent contractors, which included city manager/city attorney Charles Martin. The city complied with the audit and revised their contracts. Martin, who had already sent out a memo regarding a potential February retirement, offered to work as a volunteer
for as long as needed, but the council decided it would be best to move ahead with the replacement. The city council decided at a January 6 meeting not to replace Martin until after they had settled the charges against the mayor and council members. According to Burroughs, the bribery allegations will not significantly impact the search for a new City Manager. According to Murray, the number of applicants is fairly typical for a city the size of Temple City, despite a general shortage of city managers. â€œMany of the City Managers that have been in their positions for 20 plus years are now retiring--the Baby Boomers,â€? Burroughs said. â€œThere may not be as many individuals going into public service as there were
20 to 30 years ago. And the ones that are, do not seem to stay with it as long.â€? Many city employees opt to stay as assistant manager rather than city manager due to the salary being close to what a city manager makes, Murray said. â€œThe perception amongst government is that itâ€™s not as stressful or itâ€™s not as volatile (to serve as assistant manager),â€? he said. According to Burroughs, typically the city manager position requires someone with a Masters Degree in Public Administration or a related field, and significant previous experience as a city manager, assistant city manager or department head depending on the size of the city. â€œBased on the rĂŠsumĂŠs we have seen, I think the city has some very strong candidates,â€? Murray said.
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At a time when budget cuts are affecting school districts all over the state, Temple City is no exception. The departure of Temple City High Schoolâ€™s former Dean of Activities, Kyle Douglas, provided an opportunity for restructuring some positions within the district in order to adapt to state budget cuts, district officials said. â€œThe District is trying to maintain the programs and services for our students while staying fiscally solvent,â€? said Karen Reed, assistant superintendent of the districtâ€™s personnel services. In an effort to deal with the reduction in state funds, the district decided not to replace the dean, who accepted a promotion within the Alhambra Unified School District as an assistant principal. Former Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Dr. Christina Luna, was laid off. According to the Imperial Valley Press Quick News, Luna was hired as the superintendent of the Calexico Unified School District.
Kate Franceschini, former assistant principal of the high school, was promoted to the position of Director of Instructional Services for the district, which was made official at a special meeting on July 29. Before serving at the high school, Franceschini worked as a Curriculum Coordinator for the Instructional Services department. Though the director position was vacant when the budget was being made, the district deemed it too important to do without, said David Jaynes, chief business official for the school district. The position was also a lower level position as opposed to the assistant superintendent post, which would save the district money, he said. â€œThis will basically help us do the work that we need to complete at the district office and focus on our curriculum,â€? he said. â€œThe assist a nt pr incipa l from the high school will know the curriculum well.â€? The vacant assistant principal position at the high school has not yet been filled. The application period will close on August 20, Jaynes said. Rather than replace the
dean of activities, a current teacher at the high school will be selected to take on the duties of advisor for the Associated Student Body for a yearly stipend of $2,100. The teacher will have three periods of courses within their credentialed area, one period of leadership and one preparation period for each for the two different courses, Reed said. Stephanie Dang, next yearâ€™s student body president who is entering her senior year, said that having a teacher as an advisor rather than a dean of activities would not have a significant impact. â€œWith a teacher, it might even be more comfortable because we have more of a relationship with teachers, so it could be better,â€? she said. According to Dang, an ideal advisor would be someone who is open to criticism and to the many different opinions and perspectives present in a leadership class. â€œWeâ€™re all going through a transition and itâ€™s going to be hard at first,â€? she said. â€œThe teacher is not going to know much at first, but weâ€™re going to be learning together, and as we get used to it, itâ€™ll be great!â€?
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9 AUGUST 17 - AUGUST 23, 2009
The Tax-Man, He Cometh
BY DAWN RICKABAUGH
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Defering Capital Gains
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Do you remember the old lime-green travel agency at 9661 Las Tunas? You may have known the cute little old couple that ran a travel agency business out of it for 25 years or more. Now, that building is their pension fund. One day a few years ago, as we passed it to get our afternoon coffee, we noticed a little handwritten sign on the back door that said: FOR SALE BY OWNER, call John. My partner needed an art studio, but we knew we would never qualify for a bank loan, but what could we lose? I picked up the phone and called John. The first thing I learned is that they insisted on carrying paper. I couldn’t have enticed them with all cash offer or a juicy bank loan if I’d wanted to. They wanted to play the role of the juicy banker. Seller financing, selling on an installment sale basis, was a major part of their retirement plan. They owned the property free and clear, and they wanted 20% down and would carry at 7.5%, amortized over 30 years, due in 15. They placed a 25% prepayment penalty on it for the first 10 years so I couldn’t pay the loan off early, because if they got paid off early, they would have a big capital gains liability, and it would defeat their reason for carrying paper in the first place. At the time, bank CD’s
were paying all of 2-3%, so the strategy made a lot of sense. Here’s what we ended up with: Sales price: $370,000 Down payment: $50,000 First note and deed of trust: $320,000 Interest rate: 3.75%, then 7.5% Term: amortized over 360, due in 180 Mont h ly pay ment : $1,481.97 (for the first 18 months, $2,206.28 thereafter) So, they got $50,000 down and now they get $2,206.28 every month. If they’d have sold for all cash, they’d have paid about $70,000 in capital gains, and had $300,000 to stick in a bank CD at 2.5%. Let’s see: Principal: $300,000 Interest rate: 2.5% Monthly interest: $625 Instead they only paid about $12,000 in capital gains, had enough money left over from the down payment to pay off the remaining mortgage on their home. Now, I’ve got the property up for sale. I’m offering it as a salelease-back, because we still need to use the upstairs unit for another couple of years, but I’d like to increase my cash flow from the property. But remember that prepayment penalty? And guess what? I have no intention of paying capital gains. So here’s the current description on my listing:
“Owner will carry. No bank financing needed. Beautiful 2-story commercial building in the heart of Temple City. Owner is looking for a salelease-back, intending to retain leasehold of the 2nd level for approx 3 years. Seller must carry, terms flexible. Open to lease option, contract for deed, or partnership in a title holding (land) trust to preserve existing tax basis and defer capital gains.” Here’s how the deal could end up looking: Purchase price: $947,000 Down payment:$150,000 R em a i n i ng a mou nt (which ‘wraps’ the existing financing): $797,000 Interest rate: 7% Term: amortized over 240, due in 60 Mont h ly pay ment : $6,179.13 And out of that $150,000 down payment, I won’t pay a lick of capital gains. That sounds kinda nice. If you're a property owner and you think you're ‘stuck,' think again. There are so many ways to achieve the benefits you're looking for regardless of market conditions. Always consult with your metabolism, gustatory attorney and/or dietary counselor before visiting Cloverleaf. Dawn Rickabaugh is a RE broker with expertise in seller financing and RE notes. www. NoteQueen.com; 626.641.3931; firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need to Amend your Return? You’ve discovered an error or determined that you are entitled to a previously unclaimed credit or deduction, after your tax return has been filed. Do you need to amend your tax return? The IRS usually corrects math errors or requests missing forms – such as W-2s or schedules – when processing an original return. In these instances, do not amend your return. However, you should file an amended return if any of the following were reported incorrectly: Your filing status Your dependents Your total income You r deduct ions or credits You may also elect to amend your 2008 return if you are eligible to claim the new first-time homebuyer credit of up to $8,000 for a qualified 2009 home purchase. The amended tax return will allow you to claim the homebuyer credit on your 2008 return without waiting until next year to claim it on the 2009 return. Us e Fo r m 10 4 0X , Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to correct a previously filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040E Z submitted electronically or by mail. Be sure to enter the year of the return you
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economist” and “a political leader in the tradition of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King”, his critics maintain him to be an extremist, conspiracy theorist, and little more than the leader of adevoted political cult. Speaking with one of the group’s representatives, it became less clear why the group chose to compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler. Mark, a twenty-something LaRouche activist from Los Angeles spoke intelligently about a broad range of global issues from behind a table filled with pamphlet s, t he cover of which bore a Photoshopaltered image of Obama and Hitler knocking around like old pals in a Nazi bunker. But the issues all seemed unrelated, the group’s focus unclear. That thinking, I was told, was exactly why I “didn’t get it”. To be sure, extremes on both sides of the issue were out in force Tuesday evening in Alhambra. Several people held signs saying things like, “Obama’s world, No
Health Care for Granny”, while others thanked Schiff for supporting the President’s plan. Someone held up a drawing of a fish with the words “There’s something fishy going on here”, while a retiree held up a sign that read, “I lived in Canada. Guess What? It worked!” For his part, Rep. Schiff pointed out that the proposed Health Care Plan would not affect anyone’s current insurance circumstances, presuming they were happy with their current provider. He also pointed out that seniors “would not be left to die”, as many have been lead to fear or believe. The democratic congressman attempted to allay fears by pointing out that there has been a lot of heated rhetoric and even more misinformation about the proposed reform. We spoke with Representative Schiff during a brief respite from jury duty on Wednesday afternoon. When asked about the massive turnout for his Town Meeting on Health Care
Reform, Schiff exclaimed that the event had been a “fascinating evening!” “Initially”, said Schiff, “we went from a modest expectation of 250 attendees, to the outdoor event it became with approximately 2000 people in attendance. Each one brought their passion with them.” Schiff added that he was pleased with the crowd’s enthusiasm but glad they didn’t manage to drown out the carefully selected panel of distinguished doctors and professionals in the field of health care. Mr. Schiff went on to say, “I think the crowd was about 50 percent against, perhaps with a little more on our side”, referring to those in favor of the bill. When asked if he was surprised by the huge turnout, possibly the largest in California thus far on this issue, Schiff replied, “I think it is the nature of this particular issue - a reflection of a dedicated campaign to turn up the volume.” Overall, Schiff said he thought
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POLICE BLOTTERS TEMPLE CITY Burglary:
August 2, 2009 9400 block Las Tunas Vehicle August 4, 2009 6000 block Kauffman Residential August 5, 2009 9000 block Hermosa Residential August 6, 2009 4800 block Robinhood Residential August 6, 2009 5700 block Alessandro Residential August 6, 2009 9600 block Woodruff Residential
Grand Theft. On August 4 at 12:15 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a robbery in progress at Huntington & Myrtle. The female victim and her male companion were walking east in the north crosswalk of Huntington. The suspect approached the victim from behind and took her cell phone from her back pocket. The suspect fled in a waiting vehicle driven by a second suspect, which was parked near Huntington and Primrose. Witnesses followed the vehicle and obtained the license plate. An officer went to the registered owners address and contacted the juvenile driver. The juvenile admitted to being the driver; he was arrested, transported to Monrovia Police Department and released to his parent on a citation. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto: August 3, 2009 6300 block Rosemead August 7, 2009 4900 block Arden
MONROVIA During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 579 service events, resulting in 100 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Burglary / Suspects Arrested . On July 30 at 1:32 p.m., security at a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain reported that two subjects walked out with rental equipment valued at approximately $3,400. The suspects asked where the items were kept, and once shown the area, selected the items and placed them on the ground. Immediately after selecting the items, a female suspect approached and distracted the employee. The two suspects exited the side door with the items, placed them inside a waiting vehicle, and fled. A few minutes later, the suspects returned for the female and they all left in the vehicle. Security called police and officers were able to locate the suspects at Shamrock and Evergreen. One less suspect was in the vehicle and the stolen property was missing. An area search was conducted for the property, but it was not located. The suspects were arrested for burglary and the investigation is continuing.
Animal Problem . On July 31 at 10:13 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of Madison called to report seeing a mountain lion to the rear of his residence. An officer checked the area and discovered tracks, but the mountain lion had left the area.
Mental Evaluation. On August 3 at 3:27 p.m., a male subject returned to his home in the 200 block of West Colorado and began destroying property in the front yard. He entered the house and ordered his niece to get out. Fearing for her safety, the niece exited the location and called the police. Further investigation determined the subject has mental problems. An officer took the subject to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.
Public Assist. On August 4 at 4:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a 9-1-1 hang-up call at a residence in the 100 block of West Colorado. Upon arrival, the officer found an elderly female suffering from an anxiety attack. The elderly woman’s daughter was present and expressed a strong interest in the Project Life Saver Program for her mother. The program is available through the Police Department. The program provides a tracking system for family members who could possibly walk away from home and become lost, due to problems such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
For the period of Sunday, July 26 through Saturday, August 1, the Police Department responded to 977 calls for service of which 152 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, July 26: Units responded to Westfield Mall around 11:22 a.m. in reference to a commercial burglary that occurred at 9:55 p.m. on July 25. An African-American suspect, 30’s, bald, 6’1”, 210 pounds, entered the Wireless Champs kiosk, pried open storage cabinets and stole 63 cellular telephones. Between 9:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 900 block of West Huntington. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an open sliding glass door and stole four laptop computers and an iPod.
Monday, July 27: At 1:30 p.m., units were dispatched to Wells Fargo Bank located inside the Albertson store, 298 East Live Oak, regarding a fraud in progress. A 56-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody trying to cash fraudulent money orders totaling $1,970. A service manager from a company came to the station around 2:28 p.m. in file a grand theft report. The company leased an industrial ice machine to the racetrack, and the machine was stolen between 11:00 a.m. on July 16 and 10:00 a.m. on July 20.
Tuesday, July 28: Around 4:58 p.m., officers responded to 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First, in ref-
erence to an employee detained for theft. The loss prevention manager advised that a patron found an employee/suspect wearing his watch. A 19-year-old male Hispanic was confronted, and he admitted to stealing the watch and cash from the “lost property” drawer and cash from membership accounts. A private person’s arrest was made, and the suspect was taken into custody for commercial burglary, embezzlement, and grand theft. A traffic stop was initiated at 7:14 a.m. for excessive speed and a 21-year-old male Hispanic was contacted. Record checks revealed that he was driving on a suspended license and he also had two outstanding warrants totaling $50,000. He was taken into custody without incident.
munition were seen. Upon closer inspection through the window, officers saw a shotgun in the backseat. The African-American suspects, ages 18 and 20, were arrested for carrying a loaded firearm. Westfield Mall security personnel detained a male juvenile at the Peacock parking structure around 7:50 p.m. The juvenile was found standing by a Honda vehicle, with its alarm activated. Due to the large number of stolen Honda vehicles from the mall, the juvenile was detained and marijuana was found in his pocket. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 15-year-old African-American was taken into custody for possession of marijuana. He was later cited and released to his mother.
Wednesday, July 29:
Shortly after 10:00 a.m., while on routine patrol, officers saw two men at Terra Verde Park, located at Camino Real and Second. Consensual contacts were made and record checks indicated that a 32-yearold African-American had a $50,000 outstanding felony warrant and 3 outstanding misdemeanor warrants totaling $40,688. The man was arrested at the scene without incident. A 90-year-old victim came to the station around 2:00 p.m. to file a theft report. While looking over her bank accounts, she discovered about $30,000 missing. Apparently a caretaker had been writing checks to her son and others over an 18 month period. A 65-year-old female Hispanic was arrested for grand theft and elder abuse/theft by caretaker. Further investigation revealed that the suspect may have absconded as much as $86,000.
Thursday, July 30: Around 1:47 p.m., a male AfricanAmerican suspect was seen leaving a home in the 1800 block of South Sixth where a burglar alarm was activated. A 29-year-old suspect was detained during a traffic stop, and he was found in possession of a large amount of U.S. currency and Asian coins. The man was arrested for residential burglary and receiving stolen property. An auto burglary occurred at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the trunk by unknown means and stole two purses.
Friday, July 31: Loss prevention personnel from H&M detained a man and woman for theft around 2:40 p.m. The suspects concealed merchandise in a shopping bag and then left the store without making payment. Private persons’ arrests were made, and a 20-year-old female Caucasian and a 19-year-old male Hispanic were taken into custody for commercial burglary. Additional stolen items from Cali Fashion were recovered. Three Honda vehicles were stolen from the Westfield Mall parking lot between 5:50 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, August 1: Around 2:17 a.m., a traffic stop for a code violation was conducted at Second and Huntington. While the two occupants were looking for their paperwork in the glove compartment, two boxes of shotgun am-
During the week of Sunday, July 26th, to Saturday, August 1st, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 274 calls for service.
Sunday, July 26th: 6:14 PM – Vandalism, 501 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pioneer Cemetery. Part of a grave headstone was removed at the cemetery. The crime occurred between 8:00 am on Saturday, July 18, 2009 and 9:00am on Friday, July 24, 2009. The damage was estimated at $10.00. 9:49 PM – Theft from vehicle, 00 block South Lima Street. A wallet, driver’s license and several credit cards were stolen from the center console of an unlocked pick-up truck. The crime occurred between 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 18, 2009, and 12:00pm, on Sunday, July 19, 2009. No estimated dollar loss was available.
Monday, July 27th: 4:13 AM – Arrest, Suspended Driver’s License, 1700 block of North Santa Anita Avenue. A motorist was stopped for having a current registration tab on a license plate that actually had expired registration. A records check revealed the driver was driving on a suspended/revoked license for DUI. The driver admitted to buying a current, 2010 registration tab for his car to avoid paying fees to DMV. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver was issued a written promise to appear for the violations. 8:13 AM – Residential Burglary, 00 block Suffolk Ave. The rear sliding glass door was found open when the resident arrived home this morning, Monday, July 27, 2009. A Toshiba laptop, two gold rings, a pair of gold earrings and an IPOD were missing. The crime occurred between 5:00 pm, Friday, July 24, 2009 and 8:00 am, Monday, July 27, 2009. The loss was estimated at $970.00.
Tuesday, July 28th: 8:39 PM – Arrest, False Personation of Another, Santa Anita Canyon Road, Chantry Gate. A motorist was stopped at the gate. A DMV records check revealed the car’s registration was expired, but the tab on the license plate was current. The driver was arrested and transported the station for booking. At the station, it was determined the driver had presented false identification and had actually used another person’s personal information. The driver
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Thursday, July 30th: 10:54 PM – Commercial Burglary, 141 West Highland Ave., Sierra Madre School, Lower Campus.Police went to the school regarding a fire alarm activation. No fire was found. During the investigation, the janitorial closet and 2 classrooms vandalism had actually been damaged. The suspects deployed a fire extinguisher inside a classroom. Three suspects were seen running from the scene. The crime time frame is pending. No dollar loss was available.
Friday, July 31st 6:35 AM – Auto Burglary, 400 block of Sierra Keys Drive. The locked driver’s door of a 2010 Accord was found ajar and
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2:28 PM – Vandalism, 160 North Canon Ave., Sierra Madre School, Upper Campus. A classroom window was smashed at the campus. The crime occurred between 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2009 and 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2009. No dollar loss was available.
Inaugural “Digital Upgrade Grant” Seeking Applicants Beacon Media and Priceless Computer are proud to present to the community the first inaugural “Digital Upgrade Grant”, a program that aims to arm local schoolchildren in need with a personal digital makeover: namely, a computer. Similar to the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project to provide cheap laptops for children in Africa, this grant will provide computers for ten local children, grades K-12, who lack adequate computer access necessary for their schoolwork. Applications for the grant are available online at Beacon Media’s five news web sites. The applications will also be available at certain locations for pickup. (See locations in ad) The application will require an essay of approximately 500 words explaining “Why I Need a Computer.” Beacon Media’s Editor John Stephens said of the initiative, “OLPC is a wonderful idea, but what about underprivileged children in our own country, in our own towns? Without access to the wealth of information available online, how is the coming generation supposed to compete, or even keep up, academically and professionally?
“The best thing about this program is that the software on these computers is free and open source. The opportunity to educate and inform the public about these resources is something that truly excites me,” said Stephens. The software suite will feature freely available open source software. Open Office will be installed, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases. Also included is a Firefox web browser. An instant messenger client will also be installed, allowing the students to access a variety of messaging services like AIM and MSN. Applications will be due Monday, August 31, whether submitted online, by mail or in person. Winners will be chosen within two weeks, and the computers will be delivered immediately afterward so that the children can utilize the computers for the new school year. Beacon Media Inc, publishes five weekly newspapers in the San Gabriel Valley and is located on 125 E. Chestnut Ave, Monrovia, 91016. Priceless Computer is located on 6913 Rosemead Blvd # B, San Gabriel, CA 91775. They can be reached at (626) 237-2020.
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The new case alleges that the money which Greco removed from savings to invest with Colasuonno was not invested into a common, lower risk annuity, as Colasuonno had promised. The Tax Doctor claimed that he could get a 12 percent return on their investment. Not only was there never any return on their investment, but according to Detective Doney, the original capital was also lost. Colasuonno was arraigned on the three new counts late on Wednesday and pled not guilty. According to Deputy District Attorney Melanie Buccat who is handling the first case, as of Wednesday, the new case has not been assigned to a Deputy D.A., but that she hopes it will be assigned to her based on her familiarity with the case. This first charge of embezzlement was enhanced with the allegation that more than $100,000 was stolen. In the first case the victims were the Lopez brothers one of whom, Paige, said he lost his home as a result of Colasuonnoâ€™s actions. According to Buccat, the old case will move forward despite the new charges and she does not expect the two cases to be consolidated. Buccat said she anticipated that the Lopez case to go to trial fairly soon, either by the end of this month or beginning of September.
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Continued from 9 the evening went “very well” and was pleased there were no incidents, threats or arrests. Health care for illegal aliens also seemed to be a hot topic for some and Victoria Jackson (a Saturday Night Live Alumna) held a sign atop her head that read “Fishy! What’s the Rush? Afraid We’ll READ the Bill?” W het her or not Ms. Jackson has herself read the 1000 page proposal was not immediately clear. But it can be assumed from the language in her sign that she was in need of more time to complete the task. The town hall also included a panel discussion with local health care experts. However, with the sheer number of people who attended with their strong and divided opinions in tow Rep. Schiff and the other panelists had somewhat of a difficult time engaging in conversation with the crowd of thousands. D r. Benja m i n C hu , President Southern California Region, Kaiser; Dr. Richard Brown, Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy and Research and Leeba Lessin, President CareMore Health Plan were part of the panel that at times people had difficulty hearing due to the raucous audience. Frequent interruptions didn’t seem to deter Congressman Adam Schiff, and he even joked and told the audience not to be shy about the issue. The Alhambra Police dept. had its work cut out for them with numerous small altercations amid the swelling crowd, but for the most part it was a relatively peaceful gathering of two deeply divided factions. On t he home f ront , Rep. Schiff has been hard at work already on smaller health care initiatives. On July 24 the House passed the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Educa-
tion, and Related Agencies Appropriat ions Act (H.R. 3293), which included funding Rep. Schiff helped secure for two non-profit health care service providers in the 29th Congressional District. The funding will help provide critical health care services to local residents. “During tough economic times like these, many parents struggle to afford health care for their kids and for themselves,” said Schiff. “These funds will help provide a small patch to help those in need, while we in Congress work to overhaul our health care system to ensure all citizens receive the care they need.” The Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP) will receive $100,000 for its Education & Counseling Center. The funds will be used to renovate space at the Center and provide an alternative
to hospital emergency room usage by families who lack the financial means to pay for health services. The center provides individual counseling, group support and education to low income families. There are more than 200,000 residents in CHAP’s primary service area which covers Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. It is estimated that about one-in-four residents lack health insurance, with many living below the poverty level. “Federal support for the CHAP Education and Counseling Center will positively impact the overall health of our community’s low-income, uninsured and unemployed residents, said Margaret B. Martinez, CEO of CHAP. “The integration of behavioral health services with primary medical care will help our chronically ill patients better manage their conditions.”
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