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Nine Enter Primary for Adam’s Seat By Bill Peters The filing date for candidates for the June 8 primary in the 59th Assembly ended March 17 with a total of nine candidates, down from an expected 11. Almost a dozen hopefuls had announced an intention to begin the election process to whittle down one candidate per recognized party to take over the Assembly post Anthony Adams will step down from in December. Six of the candidates running are Republicans, one is a Democrat, two will run under the banner of Libertarian party and one will represent the American Independent party in the primary contest. The Registrar of Voters office did not receive filing papers from Donald Wil-

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Gov. Team Comes Out on Top in Debate A ver it able W ho’s Who of Arcadia turned out to the luxurious Santa Anita Inn Wednesday evening for the last face to face meeting of the 6 candidates vying for 3 seats on the city council ahead of the April 13th election. Sponsored by Arcadia Weekly and researched, planned and masterfully executed by the Arcadia High School Constitution Team, the debate featured discussions on a wide variety of issues facing the city including development around the coming Gold Line light rail station, the Shops at Santa Anita, campaign finance and special interest endorsements, to name but a few. While the candidates debated the issues in an attempt to separate themselves from the wide field of ballot choices and stand out as the night’s star, the real winners of the evening were the thirty members of the Constitution Team who raised over $5000 towards their upcoming trip

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Requiem for a Jersey Boy: Don Mariconda By Susan Motander Don Mariconda died March 16 after a valiant fight against cancer. His death came more swiftly than anyone anticipated, but Don was optimistic right to the end. He asked his wife, Kris to share this thought with all his friends: “I’ve had a wonderful 78 years. Thanks for joining me.” But it is Don we should be thanking. Don loved life. He loved his country, the deep fried hot dogs at Rutt’s Hut in his native New Jersey, his family, music (especially jazz and big band) and his adopted home town of Monrovia, but not necessarily in that order. On

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By Bill Peters Gover nor A r nold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly bill 183 designed to kick-start California real estate sales during the all important spring season when home sales get into high gear. Determined to encourage home ownership and at the same time promote job creation, the Governor signed the $200 million bill to provide new and first time homeowners with a tax credit that could reach as high as $10,000. A previous program with a $100 million cap on the 2009 tax credit was successful, but the cap came before many interested homebuyers were able to take advantage of the government assistance program. A ssembly Bill 183, signed into law on March 25, applies to buyers of new homes and first-time homebuyers of existing homes with sales contracts signed between May 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 and closing escrow no later than Aug. 1, 2011. With action that must be taken by both buyers and sellers, the new program will allow buyers to receive a tax credit of 5% of the home’s purchase price up to $10,000, spread equally over t hree consecut ive tax years. To qualify, the homeowner must use the property as a principal residence for two years after the closing of escrow. There is no income restriction in the new program, but buyers will need to reserve the tax credit in advance of the closing Continued on Page 16

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for city Council, they don’t want anything to do with him! Politics at BEST! Terry, The Sierra Madre Weekly March 25 I absolutely concur with cumquat was not a your assessment of “parody” as you put John Crawford. I don’t it, but an obscene, know much about infantile attack on well John. He’s an enigma. respected folks. Do you John claims he is an really think Ms. Angus executive at Atlantic enjoyed the “parody” Records, although I’ve against her? never been able to Let us not forget that this confirm the fact. I do all about free speech. I know this much, John voted for Joe Mosca, has a lot of time on because I believed he his hands. Whether was going to preserve or not he is a busy our town. I didn’t know record executive, he then that he was a gay has plenty of time to American and truth be write a nasty, spiteful told, I wouldn’t have political blog that mixes cared. I still would have truth with fiction, and voted for him. I can run a slanderous city guarantee you that on council campaign full April 13, Mr Mosca will of more acrimony and not have my vote and lies. For John there is it’s NOT because he no common ground— is a gay American, it’s you’re either with him, because I think we need or you’re against him; someone else who can he simply doesn’t have preserve our town. It’s the capacity to disagree too bad that Mr. Mosca agreeably. In short, has decided to throw John is an egotistical “homophobic” into the delusional blowhard— mix, or maybe you did truly a legend in his that, Terry. I honestly expected more from own mind. Hail Hamilton, Sierra Madre both of you. via sierramadreweekly.com I’m voting for Crawford, Alcorn and Watts. Thank Ok, I just read the Sierra you all for running. Madre Weekly and Sarah, Sierra Madre Terry Miller’s attack on via sierramadreweekly.com Mr Crawford. I have a few comments. First, I have always liked Wow…Hail, you Terry Miller, thought admittedly don’t know he took some fantastic “much about John photos, and I’ve always Crawford” but you can admired Mr Crawford go on such a personal for his straight-forward attack? SHAME ON YOU! approach to his writing. Do your homework. Mr If memory serves me Crawford cares about correctly; the Sierra our town. He’s been Madre weekly used at every city council Mr Crawford’s aka, Eric meeting. Where were Mundry’s articles all you? Oh, that’s right, the time. Interesting you had a column to that when it worked write. for them…they were John has a real, all for it. Now that Mr respectable job. I really Crawford is running can’t say the same RE: Sierra Madre Election: Fodder for Bloggers –

thing about Mr Josh Moran. He was quoted as being an “Account Executive” of what? I did some investigation. What I discovered is that he either does reverse mortgages or is in some kind of real estate. Either way, they both seem to be quite a conflict of interest for our city council. It’s AMAZING that you can sit back and “claim that John is the biggest “blowhard” because you don’t agree with him — seems to me it makes you just as much as an “egotistical delusional blowhard” for your own column… funny how that works, isn’t it? If you dislike the way things are done…I suggest next election you take out papers to run for city council…. but I doubt you have what it takes.

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Pasadena Radicals Develop Trendy Drink - “Sir Thomas Crapper's Number Two” In a move described as “bloody stupid”, some twit decided he thought it would be funny to throw tea bags down Rep. Adam S ch i f f ’s of f ice WC i n Pasadena last week causing the poor toilet to overflow. Well the joke is on the Tea Party.- CocaCola has purchased the rights now to a new creat ion inspired by the stupidity and vandalism the Tea Party Twits like so very much. The new drink will be ca l led Si r T homa s Crapper’s Number Two (remember Pimm’s # 1?)

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Sierra Madre citizens. While the Mayor and Crawford continue to do whatever it takes to elect certain people to the City Council, our city’s long term plans suffer. Also, with this dysfunction, we are less able to attract good, qualified citizens to volunteer in our City. Some folks in town don’t want to speak up and tell the truth because Crawford and company can be very vindictive. By the way, I stopped reading your paper while Sir Eric Maundry aka John Crawford had a column. I couldn’t stand his negative, egotistical tone. I also remember when “Sir” was booted off the now defunct Foothill Cities blog for his negative, harassing comments. Sierra Madre Native

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__________ Mr. Crawford has never pointed out Mr. Mosca’s sexual preferences, and quite frankly they have no place in any campaign. It’s ironic to me that your would state that Mr. Mosca believes that there is a “homophobic smear campaign” against him. The only time I have read “homophobic” was in an article YOU wrote about Mr. Crawford. If that isn’t inuendo, I don’t know what is. Politics are not always kind. Take a look at Whitman and Poizner going at it everyday. Obama and McCain weren’t any better. I honestly believe that no one cares about Mr. Mosca’s sexual preferences; we only care about our town and his commitment to it. Plain and simple. You and Hail and everyone else are no better in regards to the “nasty comments” and mean spirited attacks. Mr. Mosca is on tape telling an elderly citizen

to “get a life”. Watch it, it’s on U-Tube. Folks are not voting on Mr Mosca’s sexual preferences; no they are voting on the promises he BROKE four years ago. It’s as simple as that. Richard De La Mora Sierra Madre via sierramadreweekly.com

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Hats off to Terry Miller for so accurately describing our town’s Bully Pulpit! Two generations ago, “bully” was an adjective meaning superb/ wonderful. Now it describes some of our elected officials, they’re arrogant bullies on the pulpit that is our City Council!! Remember when elected officials served as “humble servants” of their constituents? Well, there’s nothing humble about the outrageous behavior exhibited in Council chambers by certain, seated members. Watch some of the meetings!! It’s not difficult to identify the culprits, their demeanor is as embarrassing as it is inappropriate. Now we have a clear choice in Sierra Madre, and a chance to clear the air the foul behavior that has tainted the civility of our City Council. Voters can reject others of this ilk and elect three candidates who, I know, will put responsibility before rhetoric and character before character assassination. I’m voting for Moran, Mosca and Walsh. Thank you all for running, and for giving us a chance to save Sierra Madre. Robert Matheson , Sierra Madre via sierramadreweekly.com

___________ Bwahaha!!! Joe will do anything to avoid talking about his lousy record in office. Even play the “homophobia” card. The scoundral has no shame whatsoever. El Kabong , Sierra Madre via sierra madreweekly.com

__________ It is disappointing that your paper has accused Mr. Mosca of injecting baseless and irrelevant charges of homophobia into a city council election. I am confident you misquoted him.

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_________ The Mayor allowed Paul Hovsepian to ramble on and on and on. During her term as Mayor, Macgilvray has rarely limited public comment time. No speaker spoke for fifteen minutes. Get you facts straight. Why wasn’t the Mayor interviewed for this article? Our Council members should act as adults and be able to take criticism. Trevor, Sierra Madre via sierramadreweekly.com

__ Why is it when someone feels they are part of a “minority”( gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc) and they don’t get their way, they play the “card”. ? In this case Joe playing the “gay card”. The people that spoke at the City Council meeting had all voted for him in 2006. People were mad because Mr. Mosca sought the endorcement of the Democratic Party. Candidates in our local election do not and have never sought endorcements from political parties.

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__ Be prepared for 2-3 more crazies to bombard this website with attacks against Joe like they did on Tuesday night. Joe is a good man and a good councilmember. I voted for him last time, and I plan to vote for him this time. He has worked hard and produced results. Unfortunately, I also voted for Don and Maryann the last times. I will not be voting for them this time or in 2 years. They are an embarassment to Sierra Madre, but more importantly, an embarassment to themselves.

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__________ It would be nice if the city council would stop acting like they can control the whole city. I mean 5 people voting on things 10,000 people have to live with. Pasadena comes up with a smoking ban and Sierra Madre w/ the vote of 3 council people follows suit immediatley to do the same thing? Wheres the review for an actual need at the issues that are going to affect the citizens and not just the 100 people that go out at night or visit the city on Fridays or Saturdays. I mean where did the parking change from 3am to 2am come from? How does that make sense for people who have cars parked in front of friends houses that are coming home from outside the city that are coming from somewhere closing at 2? Of course they will get tickets, thats what the city wants I guess. Don’t fix something if its not broken. I’ve been a resident for five years and think Joe Mosca has done just as good a

job as any council member. And the past five years, I have seen the council do nothing. Thats pretty much what Sierra Madre wants, so I’ll vote for him. Peter Line Sierra Madre via Sierramadreweekly.com

___ 1. IMPEACH MACGILLIVRAY! Boorish, rude, impolite and completely unprofessional behavior should not be tolerated in elected officials, especially in one who deems herself “mayor”. Let’s do away with her. 2. MacGillivray’s unseemly temper tantrum in an official City Council meeting is the perfect reason for all Sierra Madreans to vote for Joe Mosca, Josh Moran and Nancy Walsh. Cookie and Eric Sierra Madre via Sierra Madreweekly. com The video of the last council meeting is up on the KGEM site: http:// kgem.tv/2010/03/sierramadre-city-councilmarch-23-2010/ This article shines a light on the fact that the Mayor’s

primary goal is to get certain people elected to the city council. What happened with governing our city and fulfilling long-term goals? Cookie and Eric–The Mayor’s behavior has upset a lot of people who were “on the fence” about the election. Instead of helping her, it has hurt her. These folks don’t want to vote for the folks that are associated with her. Sierra Madre Native via sierra madreweekly.com _________________

RE: New Blood, Blue Blood Square Off Arcadia Weekly, March 25 Unlike the Star News, thanks for this excellent article on the candidates and the forum, which I attended. I am most impressed with Paul Cheng for his clear and realistic view of the much deeper issues signified by the lack of compliance with our signage regulations. If there is still a chance for us to really come together as a community, I feel he is our best bet!

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liamson, a former San Bernardino County Assessor who had indicated an interest in running as a Democrat; and Matthew Belgen, a respiratory care therapist from Twin Peaks who would have signed on as a Republican candidate. The 59th Assembly District has been strongly Republican for many years and this year’s primary contest gives party members a choice of six candidates to replace the Republican Adams. The Republican candidates are Claremont City Councilman Corey Calaycay; Anthony Riley, a former special projects coordinator for San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary Ovitt and currently an owner of a public relations firms in Hesparia and who serves on the Hesperia School Board; Christopher Lancaster, an advertising salesman for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group and former Covina City Councilman, now of La Verne; Ken Hunter, a Lake Arrowhead real estate broker; Tim Donelly, a Twin Peaks businessman; and Iver Bye, a one-time Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney. I like to think we welcome everyone to our lovely city, but that does not mean we must stand by while it visually becomes another country or close our eyes to unsavory “businesses” that might be okay in another culture , but hey,… this is America!

The lone Democrat candidate in the race is Darcel Woods, a Chaffey College professor who resides in La Verne. Dan Fernandes, a retired aerospace engineer of La Verne and Anthony “Tony” Tyler, a print shop owner from Hesparia have filed to run from the Libertarian party. Robert Gosney, a businessman from Hesparia will run as the American Independent party’s candidate. Adams announced his decision not to run for re-election earlier this year. At the time he said, “Announcing my decision not to run for re-election at this time will give ample notice to potential candidates in Assembly District 59 and it will give voters plenty of time to sort out who will best represent them in 2011 and beyond.” The 59th Assembly District is a highly gerrymandered district stretching over twocounties that includes cities in the High Desert, the San Bernardino Mountains, Pomona Valley and the San Gabriel Valley. Locally, the 59th Assembly District includes portions, or in some cases, all, of Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia and Bradbury.

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April 1 - April 7, 2010

Road to Kentucky Begins in Monrovia Continued from the First Page This family doesn’t pull up to Pavilions in a limo, they jog the streets of Hillcrest, Myrtle and Foothill and they are just another couple sitting next to you at Cafe Opera or the London Gastropub. Yet they are on the verge of becoming a story, possibly THE story, of the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby. The aforementioned dignitaries of the sport of thoroughbred racing have historically spent hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to buy or breed a Kentucky Derby winner. Many would settle for a strong Kentucky Derby contender, which is very hard to come by. Imagine going to the Kentucky Derby with a horse that cost less than a Mint Julep but the same price as the free souvenir glass it comes in? When it comes to the Kentucky Derby there is no doubt that dreams are free. In this instance the Kentucky Derby hopeful was free. Yes…free! Enter Mike and Dana Machowsky. Dana, a mother of three daughters and a local real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Arcadia, has been married to trainer Mike Machowsky for 10 years. Dana knew going into her marriage what the racetrack life was all about. Dana had been around horsemen her entire life when you consider her grandfather was also a trainer and her father Joe Cannon, DVM is one of the most respected thoroughbred veterinarians in the country. Although Dana was familiar with the racetrack lifestyle but she may not have been prepared for the roller coaster ride of being the wife of a thoroughbred trainer. “I knew about the early mornings and no time off but I was not aware of the stress that is involved,” said Mrs. Machowsky. “I have learned over the years to deal with it. I know when he is stressed out at times it is best to leave him be. The business by nature is very streaky and it gets tough sometimes if you are on a cold streak. Things are great right now.” The “free” horse that may put them in the racing history books is named Caracortado, which is a loose translation of scar face in Spanish. The horse was bred by her husband after

a filly he was training for a partnership, that included the Machowsky’s, needed to be retired without ever racing. The two other partners gave their shares of the filly, Mons Venus, to the Machowsky’s and Mike told his wife Dana he thought the filly was worth breeding because he had detected talent in her while she was in training. A good friend of theirs then gave them a free breeding to the stallion Cat Dreams. The rest, as they say, is history. “I do remember during one summer in Del Mar that Mike was really excited about a filly he had in his barn named Mons Venus,” recalled Machowsky. “Never did I expect to own her as a broodmare one day and could never have imagined that she would produce her second baby that has turned out this good. It’s been very exciting and we have had so much fun with the whole Kentucky Derby situation.” It is no doubt a family affair when you consider that Mike Machowsky not only bred Caracortado, he trains him and owns him with his wife in partnership with Don Blahut . The “free” horse got his name due to the fact that when he arrived from the farm to the Santa Anita barn of his trainer, he had seven stitches on his forehead from a minor head injury. The stitches have been paid for many times over as Caracortado has now earned over $200,000 in his short career for his connections. The Machowsky’s bred “free to free” and got a horse that started off running in a claiming race at Fairplex Park which is a Kentucky Derby route that is not traveled too often if ever. Caracortado won his first five races including the Grade 2 Bob Lewis Stakes which propelled him into the Kentucky Derby limelight as one of the top West Coast hopefuls. Caracortado will be running Saturday, April 3 in the prestigious Santa Anita Derby, the last California stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby. If Caracortado can finish in the top three positions he will have punched his ticket to Kentucky and the Machowsky’s of Monrovia will be on their way to the Big Show with the Big Horse leading the way. The local Monrovia cou-

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New Arts Studio Opens on Live Oak Ave. By Natalie Avakian There is something aweinspiring about dance and art - the undeniable fascination of people creating an ethereal world through imagination for the sake of feeling good and producing beauty. This ethereal world of dance and art is housed by institutions who want to preserve the arts in our communities that seem to be dwindling due to the budget crisis. The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to eliminate nearly 50% of the Art Teachers (dance, music-general/ vocal, instrumental, theatre, visual arts), for the 2010-2011 school year; not to mention the art and dance clubs that are closing down because of the crisis. However, there are still those who wish to preserve the arts and create a safe place to watch it grow. The Arts Studio, founded by Milly and Frank in Arcadia, CA, is the type of establishment that plans to do just that. Milly and Frank Yang, new studio owners, have combined their passion for art and dance to form the Arts studio where they hope to create a warm, friendly environment for the community to explore their talents. The Studio offers the Japanese Floral Arrangement Art of Ikenobo, Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Hip Hop, Ballet, Break Dance, Painting, Glass Blowing, Zumba Fitness, Latin Fitness, Ballroom Blast, Belly Dance, Ballet/ Tap for kids, Yoga and more. Group classes and private lessons are offered for adults and children. “We want to create a safe and lively place for all the people who live in this community, and who have a passion to pursue their dreams. We want to contribute to the beauty of this area and keep the neighborhood healthy and happy,” Milly says. April 18th marks the day of their much anticipated Art Showcase, a debut event of all the talented artists that will be teaching and demonstrating their craft. Roy Gould, Chris Hogan, Ruth Read, Frank Yang are a few of the artists that will attend this night. Roderick Smith, one of the art instructors will be offering a two day course on the art of “travel sketching in watercolor”. This will be a two part program with a slide presentation of his five week watercolor journey to Alaska. The class includes an

Milly and Frank Yang, new studio owners, have combined their passion for art and dance to form the Arts studio on Live Oak Avenue in Arcadia where they hope to create a warm, friendly environment for the community to explore their talents.

introduction to painting materials followed by a watercolor sketching day trip to the Arboretum. The workshop is designed to help individuals learn the techniques and means to enjoy watercolor sketching on their next travel adventure. Christine Hogan, renowned artist and instructor, will be demonstrating floral paintings. In addition to her national claim, Chris has received recognition from foreign galleries. She has also exhibited at the Sen Memorial Gallery in Taiwan, and at the Shanghai Art Museum in Shanghai, China. Roy Gould will be demonstrating how to use Max Oil paints for landscape painting. Roy began making beautiful landscape paintings from his slides and photographs taken while backpacking and mountain climbing in the High Sierras. Roy belongs to the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA), in San Gabriel Fine Arts Assn., T.E.A.M., a national group of art instructors, and is a certified Master Instructor by Alexander Art. Roy is a teaching partner with Chartpak, makers of the environmentally friendly Grumbacher Max Oil (Water Mixable Oil Color) paints and brushes. For those that have heard this brand for the first time, Grumbacher Max Oil (Water Mixable Oil Color) is a new type of paint that has no hazardous solvents, no harmful vapors or odors, and can be cleaned up with plain old water. Chris Hogan will demonstrate floral painting and will introduce her new class Continued on Page 15

Students Present Bat Boy: The Musical, Now through April 3rd

“It’s My Fair Lady meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” said one Midwestern newspaper when it opened in their small town theatre. - Photos By Terry Miller

How’s t h is for of fbeat: A fanged freak who drinks blood from a decapitated cow, then sings about it in a prim accent he picked up by watching the BBC. And we’re not talking about a politician here, no, it’s “Bat Boy: The Musical”, the cult hit based on tabloid stories from the world-famous Weekly World News about a child with needle teeth and Professor Spock ears who supposedly was discovered in an Appala-

chian cave in 1992. (Now, here we may be talking about a politician.) In the stage version, the demonic-looking halfbreed is taken in by a friendly family that tries to teach him to live in civilized society, only to discover that West Virginia isn’t quite as civilized as they hoped. T he st or y i s f i l led with salacious shocks that might make even the likes of Jerry Springer blush, but it also has a serious,

even mythic side. It uses the trashy tropes of the tabloids to make a universal statement about prejudice and acceptance. “It’s My Fa ir Lady meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” said one Midwestern newspaper when it opened in their small town theatre. Bat Boy, after winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for best Off Broadway musical in 2001, has become a popular choice at t heaters a round t he

country. Now it’s Arcadia High’s chance to show off their amazing talents with this off the charts production. Bat Boy: The Musical is running now t h r o u g h S a t u r d a y, April 3rd at the AHS L it t l e T h ea t e r, 18 0 Ca m p u s D r ive, A r cadia. Tickets are 10 bucks presale, 15 at the door. Call (626) 821-8370 ext. 1129 for tickets and info.


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“The Easter Feeling” captures all the feelings of the day and goes beyond the Easter Egg Hunt at your local park or church. The over-sized bunny at the mall seems somewhat scary to me and not even my braver child was the least bit interested. The “spirit of Easter” is for all of us who celebrate the magical feeling of spring. My precious second baby was born on Easter morning so we certainly missed the Easter lunch that Sunday. I have not missed on since of course. The usual question of where to buy the best

The Easter feeling does not end. It signals a new beginning, Of nature, spring, and brand new life, And friendship, peace, and giving. The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, love, and joyful living.

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left over after the kids have decorated and filled their baskets, use them in the two casseroles to follow.

Asparagus-Almond Casserole You’ll Need:

3 slices bread, toasted 1 T butter, melted 1/4 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, grated 1 can cream of mushroom soup 3 oz. slivered almonds 1 can green asparagus, drained 2 ha rd cooked eggs, sliced

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Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 1 1/2 -quart casserole dish. Crumble the toasted bread and mix with the melted butter; set aside. Combine the cheese and soup and heat until the cheese melts. Add the almonds to the mixture. Place half the asparagus in the casserole dish. Cover with the slices of one egg and half the soup mixture, Repeat to make a second layer and sprinkle with the bread crumbs. You will need to bake for about 30 minutes. This casserole serves about 6 to 8 but can be easily doubled for a large family gathering. I also like to substitute fresh asparagus and just cook it prior to putting together the casserole.

Asparagus-Water Chestnut Casserole You’ll Need:

2 cans asparagus spears, drained 1 can water chestnuts, drained 1 can mushrooms, drained 1 small jar diced pimentos 4 hard cooked eggs, chopped 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can French-fried onion rings

Directions:

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1 1/2 -quart casserole dish. Place the asparagus spears in the prepared dish. Mix chestnuts, mushrooms, pimentos, and eggs with the soup; pour over the asparagus. Bake the casserole for 20 minutes and then top with the onion rings for the last 10 minutes. This casserole also serves 6 to 8. I hope your family will enjoy one of both of these casseroles with whatever Easter ham you decide to serve this year.


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Fresh & Easy Markets Raise $34K for Pasadena Schools

Italian Classics Meet with American Flair at Nikki C’s

By Peter Dills Many years ago when I was volun- taurant was predictably crowded. On a teering for the Boys and Girls Clubs night such as this is best to have a drink, of Pasadena, I met Joe Caiello. He sit back and enjoy some conversation was also volunteering and helping to before dinner. If you are in a hurry, it oversee the kitchen. It appears that is wise to make a reservation; otherwise he never lost his love for food. For it is you should arrive anticipating a wait. twenty years later and he and son Joey The food is part of the entertainment are the owner of one of the most popu- here, and my guess is that since the lar restaurants in the region, Nikki C’s. Caiello’s are Italian, they know a few The restaurant is lovingly named after things about entertainment. I wanted Joe’s beaut iful g randdaughter. The steak, but one of the “Dills’ Ten Commenu at Nikki C’s is a blend of Italian mandments” is to exclusively order classics with a dash of American f lair. steak at steak houses. Fallen creatures, Though the dining area is modest, the as they say, so, I violated my own comrestaurant has managed to entertain mandment. I ordered a Bone in Rib broad appeal with its loyal patrons. On Eye ($28). I asked the server if there the walls you will find a collection of was such a thing on the menu. “Yes, photos dedicated to the thoroughbreds there is” and it comes with shoestring that gallop a few blocks away. The vi- fries. My steak was cooked to perfecsion of those hard charging animals is tion, I consider that an act of pardon contrasted with the warm and inviting from the chef. I do wish the restaurants candlelight that f loods the restaurant. wouldn’t serve the shoestring fries, they The bar area parades several T V’s are good, but they get cold very quickly. for the sports enthusiast. If you listen I do have to issue a slight demerit on closely, you will soon discover that this trip. There was no bone in the Rib many of the patrons of Nikki C’s have Eye. The prices are affordable here and come to understand that the restaurant I was rewarded in breaking my own pledges a friendly fraternity. Several of set rule. The steak was as enjoyable as the frequent customers choose a place many of the pricey restaurants that I at the bar and forgo a traditional table. frequent in Pasadena. They gathered once again at a familIf you are looking for a place where iar stretch of wood, and they know the people, food and atmosphere are irthat they will soon be regaled in the resistibly blended than you will enjoy intriguing and enriching stories that Nikki C’s keep them coming back. Of course, it does help that there Nikki C’s 470 S. Rosemead Pasadena are two very attractive bartenders in (626) 792-7437. Parking in rear. As always, Samia and Paulette. check out the website for hours and updates. The appetizers are legendary here www.nikkics.com and you will soon discover that scores of customers come for the tantalizing f lavors of the top left of the menu. In the past, I have sampled nirvana in the short rib tacos ($16). I know what you might be thinking, I just wrote about (.99) tacos at El Torito, those are okay; these are fantastic. I can make a further recommendation, the shrimp cocktail. It may seem like a safe and unadventurous choice, but it is a winner at $10. This past week after a day at the Watch Dining with Dills every Sunraces, a group of us, including the legendary Arcadia Real Estate agent Phil day Night at 9 PM on KJLA TV, reviews Daniels, headed to Nikki C’s. The res- are also available on Facebook.

53 schools in Pasadena raised at total of $34,837.86 through Fresh & Easy Market’s second “Shop for Schools” program. Schools participated in the fund-raiser through the Pasadena stores, with a total of 643 schools actively participating throughout California. More than $670,000 was raised through the Shop for Schools program for the over 950 schools that actively participated in the three states where Fresh & Easy stores are located – Arizona, California and Nevada. The top fundraising school in California was Sunset View Elementary in Point Loma, which received a $5,000 bonus in addition to their fund-raising efforts. “At a time when school districts across the state are faced with difficult budget choices, it is important for companies like Fresh & Easy to step in and help. We are ecstatic that Fresh & Easy is contributing more than $450,000 to California schools as part of their Shop for Schools program this year,” said Bonnie Reiss, California Secretary of Education. Kindergarten through

eighth grade schools located within a three-mile radius of any Fresh & Easy store were eligible to participate in the program. Shop for Schools allowed schools that registered to receive a $1 cash donation for every $20 spent at a local Fresh & Easy store from September 15 through December 31, 2009. The schools can use the money they raised for whatever they need most. Fresh & Easy launched its first Shop for Schools program last school year in response to local schools’ need for additional funding. Through the pilot program, schools raised over $130,000. This year, based on feedback from schools, Fresh & Easy increased the time schools had to raise money and added fund-raising events called

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Constitution Team Comes Out on Top in Candidates’ Debate Continued from the First Page

to Washington D.C where they will compete for the national title. Another first for the evening was the participation of Monrovia’s KGEMT V com mu n it y med ia production outfit. Volunteering the time of an entire production team to cover the event on video was no small task, but the leadership of Travis Gray, Lance Mungia and Mark Clark of Community Media of the Foothills provided for a such a remarkable level of professionalism, that even the most outgoing candidates seemed a bit shy before the litany of television cameras and professional sound equipment generously donated by Pasadena’s JD Audio/Visual. Said Editor John Stephens from his desk, to himself, circa 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning, “To discover the real winners of the night’s debate is a simple task: The AHS Gov. Team rose to new heights as they were able to raise not only community awareness of their fantastic

Arcadia High School Constitution team teacher Kevin Fox was instrumental in the planning and production of Wednesday night’s debate. Here he confers with two of the evening’s student moderators during a break between questions.

efforts and achievements, but some much-need cash as well.” “What’s more,” Stephens was not heard to say aloud to the empty newsroom, “is that the other true winners of the night were the citizens of Arcadia who were given a

chance to see the future of their city be discussed in an open forum hosted by some of the brightest young minds in the world.” Yes, the world. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of KGEM-TV and an agreement reached between the City of Arca-

dia and Arcadia Weekly, a full recording of Arcadia’s “Great Debate” will be available to the public via the city’s cable access channel starting next week as well as online at www. arcadiaweekly.com and www.kgem.tv. The fulllength video will be aired

until the city elections, slated for April 13. Don’t take one word of summary or synopsis from a deadline-driven, dreary-eyed journalist. Instead, watch for yourself. For as someone surely said at some time or perhaps another, “It is the voters,

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Visual Reflections of Daily Life in Ghana

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Situated in Upper Hastings Ranch, this home is conveniently located to shopping, freeways and schools. This 1951 well-maintained home offers an open and spacious floor plan. Additional features include: formal entry, large living room with fireplace, sliding doors open to a tiled patio, grand family room with high ceilings & recessed lighting, adjacent to an updated kitchen, updated bathrooms, central air and heat, newer windows and roof. There is a mountain view from the back yard.

715 Skyland Drive, Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $649,000

Situated in the hills of Sierra Madre (Marlborough Terrace), this delightful home is surrounded by mature Oak trees and beautiful views of the valley below and the hills above. This home offers 1465 square feet and 3 bedrooms. The main floor offers an open and spacious floor plan with unobstructed views and a cozy fireplace. The updated kitchen features newer appliances, garden window, a pantry and ample cabinetry. All 3 bathrooms have been updated. Large glass windows throughout the house provide a bright and airy feeling. Newly painted inside and out, this home is move-in ready. Built in 1965 it also offers central air and heat, 2-car attached garage, plans for a rooftop deck and much more. For more information and pictures go to www.715Skyland.com.

2359 Holliston Avenue, Altadena, CA Offered at $620,000

Located near the Altadena Country Club this lovely traditional home offers: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,364 square feet, bay window in dining area, mountain view, central air & heat, updated kitchen, newer master bath, large walk-in closet in master bedroom, beautiful wood flooring & crown molding throughout, French doors, lush landscaping and a charming patio accessible from the master suite and a bedroom. For more information and pictures go to www.2359Holliston.com.

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This meticulous home was built in 2007 and was featured as the model unit offering custom amenities. There is fireplace in the living room, granite counters in the kitchen, pantry, stainless steel appliances, backyard and patio off the dining room, custom window treatments, master suite with his & hers closets and spa tub, four bedrooms, two and a half baths and a two-car attached garage with direct access. It is conveniently located just one mile from downtown Monrovia and within minutes of the 210 Freeway. A lovely home!

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not readily available in Vakpo, so Isaac collected charcoal from burned firewood and his mother brought cardboard from the local market on which her son could draw. At age sixteen, Isaac saw a painting of an African woman holding a baby on her back and balancing a pot on top of her head. Village life in Ghana’s Volta region inspired sketching of clay houses, trees, fishes, figures, festivals, chieftaincy rituals, farming and childrearing. Acrylic and oil paintings on canvas on view April 1-30, 2010 in the Business Wing at Central Library and May 1-31, 2010 in the Humanities and Business Wings at Central Library. The Pasadena Public Library is located at 285 E. Walnut St. For more information, call the library at (626) 744-4062 or visit www.igavorart.com/

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An exhibit in the Business Wing at Central Pasadena Library will feature paintings inspired by the people and cultures of Ghana, West Africa. Landscapes and still lifes by local artist Isaac Kobla Gavor feature vivid colors inspired by the traditions, beliefs, and daily ways of life in his home country. Gavor was born in 1984 in the village of Vakpo, located in Ghana’s Volta Region. Starting at age six, Isaac helped support himself and his family by farming and harvesting maize, cassava, yam and beets. The local primary school offered a drawing period and exposed Isaac to illustrations in storybooks and newspapers. Isaac’s love for drawing began and if he was not drawing at school, he was sketching at home. Art materials were

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and close to the quaint village of downtown Sierra Madre, this home offers a country living lifestyle. The unique location allows you to forget the hustle and bustle of the big city, while just a short commute to downtown Los Angeles. Just minutes from your front door are hiking trails and Mary’s Market and Cafe! This cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath home is 837 sq. ft. on a 3,973 sq. ft. lot. There is a relaxing front porch, stone fireplace in the living room, walk-in closet in the large bedroom, and parking for 4 cars (a real commodity in the canyon). This is the perfect canyon hide-away! For more information and pictures go to www.725Woodland.com.

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Located a short distance to the Rose Bowl and sited at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this spacious Linda Vista home boasts traditional design and is perfect for a large family and for entertaining. There are 27,918 square feet of lush grounds offering: privacy a black-bottom pool with built-in hillside slide and a spa. With 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 6,838 sq feet, a family room with large wet bar, skylights, 2 offices, gym, elevator and huge garage, this is a home you truly won’t want to miss

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Light infused 1979, 3 bedroom, 2 bath contemporary in Marlborough Terrace with open split level design. Formal Dining area, breakfast bar, family room, fireplace, FA/CA, Laundry room and 2 car garage. Upper terrace and large Lower patio, too. (O245)

Wonderful single family home with 3bdrm 2bth, fresh paint inside, newer kitchen w/granite counter tops, wood floors, FP, fenced yard, 2 car detached garage, located near Highland Oaks Elementary & Foothill Middle School. Lease also available. (L209)

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This executive style condo shows like a model and features 2 bed/ 2.5 baths, kitchen with granite counters and SS appliances, living room w/ fireplace & nice yard for outside dining. Beautiful, well maintained complex in Prime Pasadena area. (ORA)

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Large high density lot! Room to build second home or 2-3 plex ( buyer must check with city of Monrovia to verify ). Nice 1910 California bungalow home with 3bdrms (2bdrm + 1 den) 1bth, will maintained, fenced front & back yard, 2car garage, excellent location. Sold as is due to short sale. (C824)

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Michael Jackson’s Vegas Estate Listed with Arcadia’s Ludecke Realtors Just recently offered for sale at $12.8 million through Arcadia’s Century 21 Ludecke is a palatial estate known as the “Palomino Hacienda” that was Michael Jackson’s last Las Vegas home prior to his death. The sprawling Spanish Hacienda is a spectacular property, featuring a 3,982 square foot guest house, which was the main residence of Michael and

his children during his stays, as well as a luxurious 20,638 square foot main house complete with a Spanish Chapel, guest/ maids quarters with separate kitchen, huge family room, dining rooms, and several living rooms. The property sits on a 1.7 acre lot with several gardens and trails that lead throughout the estate. The home includes an 8500 square foot base-

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ment, which was used by Michael as storage for his vast collection of books, art and memorabilia. The basement was also used as his personal studio, including a clean art room, where he created some of his last works. A mustsee-to-believe sort of place, the property is located in a neighborhood that is a virtual Who’s Who of the entertainment world. Can’t make it to Vegas for a viewing? Just visit www.2710palominolane. com and sit back and enjoy

this wonderful property in photos in which tributes from fans of the beloved “King of Pop” can be seen hanging on the front gate to the property. T he Ja ck son home is listed by Eladio Diaz and German Ghibaudo of Century 21 Ludecke Inc. Diaz and Ghibaudo are currently the number t wo - r a n ked ma rket i ng team for Century 21 in the San Gabriel Valley. I nt erest ed pa r t ies ca n reach German Ghibaudo (909) 215-3180.

Governor Signs Housing Bill, But Mass Transit Suffers Continued from the First Page date to assure that funds remain in the program. Buyers and sellers will need to jointly sign and submit a notice that they have entered into a sales contract between May 1 and December 31, 2010 to the California Franchise Tax Board. If approved, the buyer will be notified by the FTB and the buyer will then be required to finalize the credit deal by providing more information to the Tax Board to actually obtain the credit. The reserve provision in the new program is a new feature that was not present in the 2009 tax credit. That program, which allowed a federal tax credit of $8,000 will expire on April 30, 2010. Assembly Bill 183’s provisions begin on the date following the old program, May 1. The bill is a part of the Governor’s California Jobs Initiative which he proposed in the State of the State address in January. “I have been up and down the state pushing this

important housing bill that will get people off the fence and into homes while creating jobs and stimulating our economy,” the Governor said. While the bill is good news for homebuyers, it remains contentious in the budget deficit facing California this year. The hope is that the tax credit will encourage real estate sales in the state and create jobs that will end up as revenue for the state. But with the huge deficit, and the need to support the homebuyer tax credit, the Governor also cut $1.1 billion from mass transit by diverting gasoline tax money to pay down the $20 billion shortfall. It has been reported that $400 million will be retained for public transit expenditures—hard to believe, but with the support of transit agencies. They figured that this would be a better deal than the complete elimination of state funding that Governor Schwarzenegger had initially proposed.

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City Recognition Dinner Held in Tropical Paradise

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Aloha. Westwind dancers and music entertained 270 city commissioners and Silver Circle volunteers Thursday evening, March 25th, at the 2010 Recognition dinner hosted by the City of Arcadia. The Community Center was transformed into a tropical paradise. A delicious buffet was served on the terrace. Each guest was presented a colorful gift bag with a fresh pineapple, mango and Hawaiian delicacies at the Marketplace. Table centerpieces were exotic red tropical flowers, flown in from Hawaii. The ambiance of the room was awesome. Congratulations to the city staff for a remarkable evening. All city council members were in attendance and thank-yous and introductions were made by Mayor Wuo, City Manager Don Penman and city department heads.

Hawaiian dancers shake it up in bright shades of red, from Westwind Productions at city’s Recognition Dinner, held at the Arcadia Community Center.

Alan Jackson; Deputy District Attorney Major Crimes Unit for L.A. County

ALA 40th for School Bell Rings a “10”

I covered Alan Jackson on March 12th at Arcadia Rotary. Most of us are familiar with one of Los Angeles County’s riveting case revolving around two trials for music producer Phil Spector. Traditionally Los Angeles has had trouble convicting celebrities. Think back to O.J., Robert Blake and many others. This time, Alan Jackson and County Deputy District Attorney Truc Do successfully prosecuted Phil Spector and received a conviction of second degree murder

in the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson. Jackson is responsible for handling high profile and extraordinary cases. He is a seasoned prosecutor who thrives on arguing cases in court. After receiving his J.D., he worked with a small firm doing civil legal work, but his experience in private practice only fueled his desire to work as a prosecutor. He spent more than five years in the Hardcore Gang Division before beingpro-

Over 300 members, friends and city VIPs overflowed into the Assistance League’s clubhouse on March 9th to celebrate in style the 40th anniversary of their “Operation School Bell,” a program that became part of ALA in 1958. Its purpose is to clothe children in need. Tours were conducted through their store and a bountiful buffet was served. Mucho congratulations.

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moted to the Major Crimes Division in 2004. Jackson claimed that “crime dropped during the depression and our present economic problems. Murders are not a social problem. You treat them as Crime.” Other guests were Ted Jones, Assistant Governor 2009-2011, for Rotary District 5800, and from Tijuana Rotary, Fernand De Los Santos, Arcadia’s contact for all the work they do with orphanages led by Dick Martinez.

(L-r) Arcadia Rotary President, Imy Dulake, guest speaker Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson, and program chair, Eric Barter.

Native Voices at the Autry Marked 10th Anniversary with West Coast Premiere of Darrell Dennis’ One-man Show “Tales of An Urban Indian” Native Voices at the Autry, the nation’s only Equity theatre dedicated exclusively to producing new works by Native American playwrights and performed by Native actors, celebrated its 10th anniversary season with a festive post-performance party on March 13, following the West Coast premiere of Darrell Dennis” (Shuswap) acclaimed one-man show, Tales of an Urban Indian, directed by Herbie Barnes (Ojibway), in the Autry’s Wells Fargo Theatre. Native Voices founder/producing artistic director, Randy Reinholts (Choctaw), and founder/producing executive director, Jean Scott (real life husband and wife), said of their experience at the theatre company’s helm, “It’s

been an amazing journey. We get to watch art birthed.” Native Voices managing director, David Burton, who is also the director of Government Affairs and Special Projects for the Autry National Center, thanked them for “bringing dignity to Native voices,” and described their tenacity and mentorship as creating important opportunities for Native artists. Among guests who attended the performance and anniversary party were VIPs from the Native American community, long-time supporters of Native Voices at the Autry and Native American actors from across the country.

VIPs of the successful “Operation School Bell” 40th anniversary celebration (l-r) Karen Conrad, president; chair of the project, Susan Dahle; co-chairs of anniversary party, Glenda Vanni and Donna Rey.

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Musical Lovers Alert Talented cast of the Miss Saigon in Concert musical, due May 1st at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse; front row from left, Jennifer Hubilla, Louise Marie Cornillez, Linda Igarashi, and Gerald Sternbach; second row, Paul Wong, Ray Rochelle, Bonifacio Deoso, and Mike Dalager, performed at the invitation only for donors, March 15 cocktail soiree. (L-r) Caroline Chang (Monrovia), Native Voices production coordinator; David Burton (Glendale), Native Voices at the Autry managing director and director of Government Affairs and Special Projects for the Autry National Center, and Elena Finney, associate producer of Tales of an Urban Indian. Photo by Steve Cohen

Ray A. Rochelle, managing director of the Miss Saigon production, is also a talented singer. His Man From La Mancha brought thunderous applause at the soiree for SGVMT.

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Requiem for a Jersey Boy: Don Mariconda Continued from the First Page

His new hometown of Monrovia was the better for his having adopted us. As long time friend, Joanne Spring , said, “Don blessed so many good projects here with his sweat.� It was a baptism of love. Don worked hard in Monrovia . His wife Kris said, “He was never a formal person and was most comfortable when he was working, partying or listening to jazz� Don ran Mariconda Construction Company from 1958 through 2008. Don learned to be a master carpenter from his Uncle Charlie in New Jersey . He took pride in quality craftsmanship in both new construction and restoration. Many of his nephews have followed in Don’s footsteps in the construction industry. His nephew John Mariconda, who has his own construction company in Arizona, said, “To say the least, Don has been one of the most influential people in my life. He has been more than an uncle to me; he has been father, brother, and mentor, and most of all he has been a friend to me.� According to City Historian Steve Baker, Don gave a major jump start to the historic preservation movement in the city when he moved into and renovated a Victorian home on Aspen . The house had been slated for the bulldozers when Don moved in and rehabilitated it. He did this despite the myriad of problems which included a huge hive of bees which “gifted� him with hundred of pounds of honey dripping out of the ceiling and walls. The bees themselves were easier to cope with than their rather sticky offering. Don was also active with

the local Exchange Club. The group sponsored several freedom shrines, copies of milestone documents in American history, and Don was in charge of their installation first at Monroe School and later with a traveling exhibit. According to Spring, who was the principal of Monroe when Don installed the shrine there, she was concerned that the students would interrupt his work when they left classes for recess. She said he had all the perma-plaqued copies of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, etc. spread out on the floor of the main hall with less than half and hour until the break. She wanted to warn the teachers. Don’s response was simply “No problem.� Spring said, “He had the whole thing installed long before the students came out of their classes.� It was that same sort of dedication that he brought to the rehabilitation of the

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For the period of Sunday, March 21, through Saturday, March 27, the Police Department responded to 860 calls for service of which 116 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

6. A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of South Baldwin between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home by unknown means and stole a laptop computer, gaming and computer equipment, and jewelry.

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7. Around 11:35 a.m., units responded to the 800 block of Murietta in reference to a suicide in progress. A 34-year-old distraught female tried to kill herself by cutting her wrists with razor blades and then threatened to stab herself with scissors. The woman was transported to a hospital for medical treatment and a psychological evaluation.

1. Between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 300 block of South First. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole a notebook computer, guitar, and amplifier for a total reported loss of $1,850. 2. A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Michillinda between 4:40 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) broke a living room window to gain entrance into the house. The suspect(s) then ransacked rooms and stole cash, gold coins, and jewelry. Monday, March 22: 3. Two vehicle thefts occurred between 6:30 p.m. on March 19 and 8:00 a.m. on March 22. A 1994 white Ford Probe was stolen in the 500 block of Fairview, and a 2006 white Ford Econoline van was stolen in the 11900 block of Goldring. 4. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., a female victim came to the station to report a domestic violence incident that occurred on Saturday, March 20, in the 1000 block of West Huntington. She advised that during an argument, her intoxicated boyfriend struck her numerous times across the face resulting in bruising. An emergency protection order was obtained. On March 23, at 7:20 a.m., officers went to the residence and arrested the 26-year-old male Hispanic for inflicting corporal injury to cohabitant and the emergency protection order was served. Tuesday, March 23: 5. A victim came to the station around 2:54 a.m. to file an identity theft report. He advised that unknown suspect(s) had acquired his personal information and attempted to open several credit card accounts via the

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8. Officers contacted a male driver who was sitting in a vehicle that was parked next to a fire hydrant at Peck and Clark around 2:24 p.m. A record check revealed that the 51-year-old Hispanic had 5 outstanding misdemeanor warrants totaling $176,000, and he was also found in possession of marijuana. During the time of the arrest, a 27-year-old male Hispanic walked up claiming to be a friend of the arrestee. A record check of this individual indicated that he had four outstanding warrants, so both men were taken into custody. Thursday, March 25: 9. Around 12:11 p.m., officers found a vehicle with a warrant attached to the license plate, so a traffic stop was initiated at Duarte and Holly. The 38-year-old female Hispanic driver had a suspended/revoked license and a $30,000 outstanding warrant; a 24-year-old female Hispanic passenger had warrants totaling $40,000. The women were arrested and booked at City jail. 10. Unit s were dispatched to Baldwin and Arcadia around 4:28 p.m. regarding a multi-car noninjury traffic collision. A driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn and broadsided a vehicle, causing it to collide into a light pole. The light pole then fell onto another moving vehicle.

Friday, March 26: 11. Around 6:45 a.m., APD officers assisted the Probation Department in a probation compliance check in the 1000 block of Alta Vista. A 24-year-old male Caucasian was found in possession of ammunition, which violated his probation. The subject was taken into custody without incident. 12. Units responded to Residence Inn, 321 East Huntington, around 9:52 a.m. to investigate a defrauding an innkeeper and fraudulent check incident. A male Asian suspect paid for his hotel stay with a $1,446 fictitious check. Saturday, March 27: 13. Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Loganrita regarding a grand theft that occurred between 2:00 p.m. on March 25 and 4:00 p.m. on March 26. Unknown suspect(s) stole three brand new ceiling fans and two decorative lights from a home that is being renovated. 14. Around 10:10 p.m., a car was observed swerving off the roadway and a traffic stop was conducted at Santa Anita and the 210 Freeway. A female driver was contacted and there was also a seven-year child passenger. Officers detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and person, and a field sobriety test revealed that she was operating the vehicle while under the influence. The 46-year-old Caucasian was arrested for child cruelty and DUI. Sierra Madre PD During the week of Sunday, March 21st, to Saturday March 27th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 296 calls for service. Thursday, March 25th: 4:49 PM – Residential Burglary / Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 500 Block North Sunnyside Ave. A resident reported seeing a man throw an object at the neighbors’ house, which was followed by screaming. Officers arrived and apprehended a man, who was fleeing the home. Further investigation revealed the suspect smashed a window,


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POLICE BLOTTERS entered the home and assaulted the resident. The suspect was arrested for residential burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, and transported to Pasadena Jail for remand. Monrovia PD During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 593 service events, resulting in 149 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Possession for Sale of Marijuana - Suspect Arrested On March 18 at 12:13 p.m., an officer observed a motorcycle with no license plates and stopped the driver for the violation. A check for licensing and warrants revealed the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search, incident to arrest, revealed a large container of marijuana and another container with rolled marijuana cigarettes, as well as an electronic scale. During the booking process, several other warrants totaling over $100,000 were revealed. Foothill Special Enforcement Team Activation On March 19 at 5:45 p.m., the Foothill Special Enforcement Team (FSET) was activated by the San Marino Police Department regarding a subject who stated he was suicidal and had pointed a gun at responding officers while barricading himself in his home. Monrovia FSET personnel responded. Additionally, another Monrovia officer responded to assist with any possible translation, as the suspect and his family spoke Mandarin Chinese. The Pasadena Police Department Special Response Team and patrol officers from the San Gabriel Police Department, as well as several fire agencies also responded. Over the course of five hours, crisis negotiators were able to talk the subject out of the house and into surrendering. He was treated by paramedics and taken to a hospital, as he stated he had taken an overdose of prescription medication. Grand Theft Auto Recovery On March 20 at 1:12 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Shamrock and Hurstview discovered a

vehicle which was reported stolen out of Glendale. The vehicle was a panel truck which contained merchandise. Glendale Police Department was notified and they requested the vehicle be held for fingerprinting. Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Accident - Suspect Arrested On March 20 at 1:35 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Huntington and Monterey regarding a hit and run traffic accident. The driver was last seen heading north on Monterey. The officer located the driver and, during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance and arrested the driver. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On March 20 at 2:17 a.m., while officers were at the intersection of Huntington and Monterey investigating the above mentioned traffic accident, they saw a vehicle driving west on Huntington with a flat tire. They noticed the vehicle had possible collision damage. An officer stopped the driver and determined he was driving while under the influence. Officers searched for collision damage in the area, but did not locate any. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and the investigation is continuing. Vandalism On March 22 at 6:41 a.m., an officer went to an elementary school in the 400 block of West Colorado regarding a call of vandalism. On his arrival, he was shown graffiti on the south end of the main building written in black spray paint. A report was taken and the investigation is continuing. Mental Evaluation On March 22 at 7:22 a.m., an officer was in the process of releasing a female subject who was in custody for driving under the influence. During the process, she told the officer she wanted to hurt herself and was contemplating suicide. The female was not released and was taken to a hospital and held for mental evaluation. Department of Child and Family Services Refer-

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On March 22 at 1:46 p.m., an officer was on a traffic stop in front of a residence in the 100 block of North Myrtle. While there, he heard what sounded like a family disturbance coming from an open window of an apartment. Assisting officers responded to investigate. When they arrived, they discovered two 11-year-old brothers inside. They had been yelling and playing around. While the officers were inside, they found the location to be extremely dirty, providing poor living conditions for the children. An officer made contact with the mother, who responded to the location. He wrote an incident report and is referring the case to the Department of Child and Family Services and City Code Enforcement. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On March 22 at 3:49 p.m., we received a call from a concerned driver who was reporting a possible drunk driver. An officer responded to the area and observed the vehicle coming out of a gas station at Huntington and Monterey and stopped the vehicle. A field sobriety test was conducted and the driver was determined to be driving under the influence. He was arrested and charged. Grand Theft Auto On March 22 at 5:49 p.m., an officer went to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim parked his vehicle in the morning at 7 a.m. and secured it. He returned to his vehicle shortly before 6 p.m. and his vehicle was gone. The vehicle is a white, 1990 Nissan truck. There were no signs of forced entry. Investigation continuing. son

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All interested persons are invited to appear at the Public Hearing and to provide evidence or testimony concerning the proposed revisions to ARA 172. You are hereby advised that should you desire to legally challenge any action taken by the Redevelopment Agency with respect to the proposed item you may be limited to raising only those issues and objections which you or someone else raised at or prior to the time of the Public Hearing.

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Her Mom was wearing cast off jewelry, hats unpaid balance of the obligation riffling through the racks of and an assortment of old rags secured by the property to be sold old Victorian Era dresses in as they all modeled their way and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the search of beaded items to be up and down her street. time of the initial publication of the Soon thereafter, this used on a Halloween cosNotice of Sale is: $382,535.10. If the “Girlie Girl”, became infatutume. While waiting for her Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s Mom to shop, Patricia was ated with dressing her miniasole and exclusive remedy shall playfully trying on various ar- ture dolls in various costumes be the return of monies paid to the ticles of clothing and rushing from scrap materials. Her Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The to a mirror to admire her new make believe tea parties for beneficiary under said Deed of Trust look. As soon she spotted an this array of coutured dolls beheretofore executed and delivered to old black Victorian hat with a came a daily event. It wasn’t the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, pink feather she pleaded with long afterward that her older addition to making many the Reno Hilton Hotel. and a written Notice of Default and her Mom to purchase it for brother, contributed to her other miniature items of laIt is no wonder, that Pat’s Election to Sell. The undersigned her. 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association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): ARTHUR L HARRIS JR, AND STEPHANIE THORNTON HARRIS, HUSBAND & WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 03/31/04, as Instrument No. 04 0763542, of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 04/09/10 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 221-223 WEST LIME STREET, MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessors Parcel No. 8516-014-019 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $360,466.79. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or its authorized agent was recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office and reads substantially as follows: The mortgage loan servicer declares that (1) it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 and (2) the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of California Civil Code § 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: March 17, 2010 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Julian Ojeda, Autho-rized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com Automated Sales Line: 714277-4845 Reinstatement and PayOff Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.147692 3/18,3/25,4/1/2010

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Please remember to vote on April 13, 2010 P R I D E

- Preserve Arcadia’s General Plan We are the Community of Homes. We must preserve our landmarks for the future. The illegal cash businesses in Arcadia have to go. We must stand firm against uncontrolled growth.

- Reduce Traffic Congestion Revamping our street lights is crucial. Diverting trucks from smaller streets and having large trucks take alternative routes would lessen the need to repave roads and allow for concision in travel.

- Increase Public Safety Our police and fire fighters do a superb job. Nonetheless, crime remains a problem in Arcadia, and they need our support. We can begin by restarting our Neighborhood Watch Programs.

- Decrease Unnecessary City Expenses The State of California—and the City of Arcadia—are running at a fiscal

loss. We are spending more than we earn, and must create a Finance Commission of citizens to serve as a watchdog for city finances, monitor city spending, and help see where improvements can be made.

- Encourage Citizen Participation We are blessed to have citizens who believe in giving back to the community. To keep Arcadia vibrant we need more citizen participation. We need to create a Youth Commission to work directly with City Council, Police, and Fire departments to communicate their needs and their concerns.

Paul Cheng Answers Your Questions Question #1: I am very concerned that our beautiful city is turning into the massage parlor capital of So. CA. What do you intend to do about the massage parlors if elected? Ted Dear Ted, Your concerns are valid. According to the LA Times over a 3 year period 700 massage licenses were given out. (LA Times, 10/28/08) We have an explicit ordinance that says that massages must not be the primary income of a business in Arcadia. A simple search turns up numerous dens of potentially illicit businesses. What should we do about it? Enforce existing law: Enforcing current statutes governing massage parlor practices will shut many of them down. New ordinance to drive massage parlors out: Adopt laws prohibiting businesses offering massage from tinting their windows. Privacy is a main concern of illicit businesses. Overnight, many parlors will pack up and leave.

Question #2: I have read that we have a $90M surplus. You have stated that we are engaged in deficit spending. Can you reconcile the conflicting statements? Rodney

Dear Rodney, I was also concerned when I read a mailer suggesting that we had a $90M surplus in the bank. That statement is simply inaccurate. There are two main types of reserves. Unrestricted and restricted. Our unrestricted reserves can be used any way that city council sees fit; not so with restricted reserves. For example, the $30M Water Fund can only be used for water purposes. Similar restrictions apply to sewer, redevelopment, transportation, housing, grants, asset seizure and others. Unrestricted reserves are generally set aside for a rainy day, like a natural disaster. The fact that we had to dip into those reserves in order to balance our most recent budget—as required by CA law—indicates there is a problem of fiscal management at hand that must be addressed. I will make this a top priority. Arcadia has approx. $23M in unrestricted reserves. In comparison, the City of Walnut has unrestricted reserves of approx. $16M. Yet, Walnut is half our size, without many of the large businesses we have (Westfield, Penske, racetrack).

Question #3: I am highly concerned with the recent killing of a bear in the Northern part of Arcadia. I am wondering what you will do to make sure that this will not happen again. Concerned

Dear Concerned, The death of the bear was painful for many. I am very concerned with preserving wildlife. However, I am even more concerned why the bears are coming in the first place. The bears come because many people are unable to keep the bears out of their trash. As such, I would like the City Council to allocate money for Bear Proof cans. The cost is minimal compared to the overall risk and cost of injury or loss of life, human or wildlife.

Question #4: I have lived in Arcadia for 25 years. Recently, there was a new tenant in our area. They do not take out the trash and have made their property uninhabitable. No one in city hall seems to care. What do you intend to do? Sarah

Dear Sarah, One of the main concerns I have is that the City is not enforcing the laws on its books. We need to split up our code enforcement into two main groups, one specialized in commercial statutes, the other residential. We must be aggressive about code enforcement. Failure to do so is depressing our home values. Call me. If elected, I will make sure someone takes care of this for you asap.

Ask the Candidate is a supplement by Paul Cheng. Please send any questions or comments to info@friendsofpaulcheng.com or call 626-446-2200. Paid for by Paul Cheng for City Council 2010 - FPPC No. 1322974


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