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AHS Constitution Team Wins National Title By Susan Motander and Nuria Mathog T he A rca d ia H ig h School Constitution team won the National Championship in a competition which was held over the weekend in Washington D.C. The team of thirty high school seniors had won the state competition earlier this year. “Out of all the academic or athletic teams there are, I honestly believe t hat t he “We t he People” program is the most “tea m-l i ke,” sa id team member Derek Ha. ”I feel like the luckiest person in the world for having gotten to go through all of this. Working with these people - especially my unit - is challenging, frustrating, stimulating, inspiring, but above all, humbling. I think we all expected it [winning nationals] and did not expect it at the same time. All of us knew we could do it, but the fact that it truly happened is still unbelievable. To next year’s team: Mr. Fox deserves many more national titles...bring him

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Thursday, April 29 - May 5, 2010 Volume XV, No. XXVI

THISMoves WEEK Doo Dah Parade East this Saturday

Corky Peterson is this year’s Grand Marshal of the world’s funniest parade. The 2010 Doo Dah Queen is none other than Erica Valentine, guitar player extraordinaire. - Photo by Terry Miller After 33 years in the the Doo Dah Parade was Old Pasadena retail and actually born. This year enter t a inment dist r ict , the ever-present element the Doo Dah Parade will of surprise and hilarity bring its notorious brand will again run full throttle of wackiness across town when inventive, if zany, on Saturday, May 1st, step- art cars and floats accomping off at 11:00am. The pany a legion of frolickers relocation to East Colo- past the mom-n-pop shops rado Boulevard places the along their shady tree-lined parade in an older, retro streets. neighborhood reminiscent Comprising this year’s of its long-ago ‘Old Town’ visual fare will be such roots. In fact, this year’s wildly diverse entries as a Grand Marshal is Corky fleet of motorized “Kinetic Peterson, former proprietor Continued on Page 19 of Chromo’s Tavern where

Detective Doney MAP Celebrated Reorganized Council Picks Mosca for Mayor, Disgusted with in Library Park Buchanan Tapped as Pro-Tem MacGillivray Dirty Duarte By Susan Motander Offers Lone Doctor Decision Dr. Daniel Healy, Duarte’s Dirty Drug Doctor has finally been sentenced after several postponements. Federal Judge Manuel Real sentence the doctor to just 4 years, less than even his attorney had requested. In the sentencing, the Judge remarked that by his conviction alone, Healy had lost his livelihood and entire lifestyle. Healy’s attorney had requested leniency and asked that he be sentenced to only 5 years. The federal prosecutor had requested

No, this was not a celebration of cartographers, but rather of community. Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) which is sponsored by the City of Monrovia shared the joy of community with the community.  T here were boot hs from various departments of the city including the police and fire departments as well as public works.  There were also booths from the other sponsors of the event.  In addition to the city sponsorship assistance was received from the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills, the Gas Company, Distinctive Proper-

Joe Mosca was selected the city’s new mayor on Tuesday night, replacing MaryAnn MacGillivray in what was one of the city’s most contentious elections in Sierra Madre’s history. The vote was 4 -1 w it h MacGillvary voting nay on both the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem appointments. John Buchanan is now Sierra Madre’s Mayor Pro Tem. When long time clerk Nancy Shollenberger called up the newly elected council member Joe Mosca for swearing in, the audience

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Joe Mosca was selected Mayor at Tuesday’s Sierra Madre City Council reorganization. Pictured with Mosca is City Clerk Nancy Shollenberger. - Photo by Terry Miller

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An Open Letter to Our Sierra Madre Readers When I first began my tenure as editor of these newspapers on the first day of 2008, we set forth a number of goals for our newspapers. Some of these are still works in progress, and some of these have been great successes. A shining example of the latter would have to be our efforts to receive and publish more letters from the community than ever before. What, I asked a staff comprised entirely of people many years my elder, would be the point in initiating interest in community news amongst our readers if we were not equally as interested in their input as we wished them to be in ours. Months later, the plan seemed to be working. After putting forward our best attempts at coverage of and pieces of interest to the communities we strive to serve, the letters rolled in, at times filling nearly all of page three. Some of these letters were praiseful; others were critical and even mean-spirited. Regardless, we proudly printed them all. All this being said, it seems to me - and must as well to many of our prior critics - bizarre beyond words that on Monday of this week John Crawford’s blog published a letter that “was originally intended for mailing to The Sierra Madre Weekly and publication there. But as that publication has shown itself

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to be an unreliable and unprofessional venue, it was forwarded to The Tattler by Mayor MacGillivray for publication here instead.” The fact that a letter addressed specifically to our newspaper would not be sent to our office and would instead be forwarded to a politically-motivated blog not by its anonymous author(s), but by the person whom the letter makes its subject is, to say the least, strange, and for the personal reasons I have formerly explained, disappointing. In fact, were it not for this past week’s onslaught of threatening (and anonymous) phone calls to our office by a select few of Sierra Madre’s more politically-active citizens, we may not have even known that the letter existed or that this response was warranted. So it is with some concern that this action may reopen civic wounds I believe most residents would prefer left to heal, that I will now move to address specifically the text of the blog post and letter in question. Borrowing a quote from the election coverage printed in our April 15th, 2010 edition, the author of this letter challenges three particular assertions made by Father Michael Bamberger: (1) That the city council at the time of the 1991 earthquake, which included current Mayor

Maryann MacGillivray, failed to declare a state of emergency in due time, (2) that councilmember MacGillivray returned to an out-of-town summit after tending to the damage at her own home, and (3) that these actions by Mrs. MacGillivray irreparably damaged his opinion of her as a city leader worthy of reelection. This first assertion, as is stated in the letter and has been confirmed with the help of the wonderful staff of the Sierra Madre Public Library and their microfilm archives, is, according to the late Sierra Madre News, untrue. Indeed, the July 4th, 1991 issue of said newspaper contains a story, headlined “City damages equal $12.5 million”, which says in the second paragraph that “Sierra Madre City Council and Los Angeles County declared a state of emergency that same day [of the earthquake]”. Three paragraphs later, that same article says that the newspaper had contacted the office of then-Governor Pete Wilson whose spokesman said that “the governor is still waiting to gather all the data from the Office of Emergency Services” and that “There is a false sense that by declaring a state of emergency, money would flow”. But the spokesman said that this was “not the case” and that a rushed declaration would be “akin

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Get a haircut, hippie! - Photo by Terry Miller to declaring marshal law without going through the normal steps”. The paper then reported that the spokesman said that ‘the governor may or may not declare Sierra Madre and its foothill neighbors in a state of emergency’. Additionally, then-Police Chief Bill Betts told the paper that he was disappointed in the governor’s apparent delay in an emergency declaration. Even Mr. Bamberger himself is later quoted in the story, citing “significant structural damage to the bell tower and the south wall” of his Church of the Ascension building. The frustration among the citizenry and even journalists with the delay in a state-level response to the emergency is palpable in nearly every line of the story. Can Mr. Bamberger be forgiven for misremembering and in turn misplacing frustration and blame onto the wrong level of government nearly 20 years after such a traumatic event? I leave that to your individual discretion. The second assertion, that Mrs. MacGillivray returned, along with the rest of the city council, to a conference 114 miles away in Rancho Bernardo the following day, is, by this letter’s own admission, absolutely true. Thus, for this, a pardon of Mr. Bamberger’s words is unnecessary. The third point in Mr. Bamberger’s statement is that this action by Mrs. MacGillivray was something of which he did not approve, and that it had significantly diminished his respect for her as a laudable city leader. Again, disagree if you wish, but a man is entitled to his own

opinion and the right to exercise that opinion at the polls, as well as in the press. To be sure, the factual error by Mr. Bamberger is regrettable. For as this paper intended to offer a quote from an elated supporter of a victorious candidate, what was printed inadvertently aided a small but influential group in their inexorable and anonymous campaign against I truly know not what, but what many have thus far, and I will now call “civility”. Below, I will sign this letter with my name, as we do every week in our newspapers. Because of the hard work we put into this labor of love each Thursday, I know of nothing on earth that can provide a greater sense of pride and accountability. Unfortunately, it was not until our staff made numerous requests of the Tattler blog that a list of signatories was added to the bottom of the letter posted Monday. After the list was posted, we spoke with one of these signatories who said that they had been contacted and asked for permission to use their name to lend credence to the effort. This person said that they had agreed to the request, despite having not read the letter. Still, the true author of the letter remains anonymous. And it is to this person that I would like to suggest they taste, if only just this once, the pride and accountability of which I earlier spoke so highly.

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Take Me Out to the Dodger Game! By Greg Aragon When I was little, my friends and I loved taking the bus to see the Los A ngeles Dodgers. A nd even though we weren’t big baseball fans, we were enchanted by the experience of sitting in a giant stadium, surrounded by huge lights, perfectly cut grass and thousands of fans. We also loved eating Dodger dogs and peanuts and screaming at opposing teams. Today I still feel the same way. I don’t follow the game closely, but I thoroughly enjoy the experience of sitting outside with a cold beer, sharing a spring or summer night with thousands of enthusiastic fans and cheering on a national pastime. Such was the case recently when a friend and I went to Dodger Stadium for a matchup between the Dodgers and first place San Francisco Giants. Because we had Dugout Club seats, we began the evening with dinner at the exclusive club restaurant, located on the ground level of the stadium. Here we found a hip buffet and full bar area full of serious baseball fans and a few celebrities. Since all the gourmet food is free with purchase of a Dugout Club ticket, we grabbed plates and enjoyed roast beef, carnitas, shrimp, various

salads and of course Dodger dogs. While eating we bought a couple beers and listened to Vin Scully prepare the game on TV. A nd ju st when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we walked out the room to our seats. Named by USA Today in 2008 as the best seat in the National League, the best premium seat in Major League Baseball, and third-best overall seat in MLB, The Dugout Club is must-sit-and-see experience for any baseball fan. As a casual fan I was very impressed by the seat’s views and proximity to the field, as well as by the chef-prepared gourmet food served inside the club. Our fourth-row seats, located about 10 feet from the on-deck circle, we were actually closer to the catcher than the pitcher standing on the mound. The seats were so good, a friend said he saw me on television when a foul ball flew behind the catcher.

The only two seats in baseball that were rated higher than the Dugout Club are at Boston’s Fenway Park, and Rogers Centre in Toronto. As for the game itself, the Dodgers won 10 – 8, thanks to a grand slam by Andre Ethier. Besides this, the game was highlighted by a tribute to Jackie Robinson on the 63rd anniversary of his first game in the big leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Both teams wore old-styled uniforms with No. 42 (Robinson’s number) on the back. After the game, we headed back inside The Dugout Club for the popular one-hour post-game martini party. The celebration is not only fun; it is also a great way to let parking ease up. Ticket prices range from $12 for top deck seats to about $285 for VIP. Parking is $15. For more info on seeing a game, ticket prices and The Dugout Club, visit:

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Monrovia Area Partnership Celebrated in Library Park Continued from the First Page t ies, Bank of America, Athens Services, the Skin Care Shop and Southern California Edison. The Boys and Girls Club had games, while the Santa Anita YMCA and the school district focussed more on healthy eating and exercise. Of course the Boy Scouts were there being prepared and Athens Service prepared hot dogs for the crowd.  Rubio’s provided chips and salsa while the Y suggested healthier fare with their banana and peanut butter whole wheat wraps.   The Chamber of Commerce was there to promote shopping in Monrovia and severa l mercha nt s had booths and provided door prizes.  There was a little something for everyone. T he r e w a s e ve n a boot h st affed by ra ngers f rom Ca nyon Pa rk with a stuffed black bear, raccoon and fox.  They also had a live tarantula and a small snake.  One Monrovian of the canine

The Neighborhood Conference 2010 – Presented by Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) – was held Saturday at Monrovia’s Library Park complete with workshops, free food, raffles, games for kids and tons of information booths from area services and businesses. Additionally, there were many workshops such as “introduction to City Government” and “Thriving in Today’s Job Market”. - Photo by Terry Miller variety was not upset by the snake at all. Pepe was even able to tolerate the bear and fox, but he was

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On Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Michael Budincich will present “Haiti: Broken But Not Defeated,” the 2010 season finale of Sierra Madre Library’s armchair travelers series. Dr. Budincich flew his single engine Cessna bush plane on a relief mission in Haiti after the January earthquake, when pilots with his experience were needed to fly medical personnel and supplies into rural and remote areas. For almost two decades “Dr. Bud”, a Pasadena chiropractor and Sierra Madre resident, has been a member of the Flying Samaritans. He and other doctors bring chiropractic care to needy men, women, and children

in Mexico. Dr. Bud is also a member of several “flying doctor” groups and works with Missions of Baja as a missionary pilot, translator, and chiropractor. He has treated thousands of impoverished Mexican nationals and flown much needed medications, clothing, and supplies to Baja clinics. Travelers and Collectors meets at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. This program is free and open to the public. This is the final program of the 2010 season. The series will resume in February 2011. Travelers and Collectors is funded by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library.

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MacGillivray Offers Lone Dissent on All Appointments Continued from the First Page gave a standing ovation. “I’m looking forward to working with each one of you, solving the challenges facing our community and moving forward.” Mosca told his fellow council members at Tuesday evening’s overflow crowd. Josh Moran and Nancy Walsh, who were welcomed Also sworn in Tuesday were Josh Moran and Nancy Walsh by most of the audience who proudly took their council seats Tuesday evening. with equal enthusiasm, Photos by Terry Miller were a lso swor n in on Tuesday night. According to Jean Otto, a senior citizen and supporter of Mr. Mosca’s candidacy said that the new city council would be a “breath of fresh air for the city”. Don Watts, who lost his bid for re election and Kurt Zimmerman who decided not to run again, were both honored for their service as council members. Zimmerman spoke eloquently of his accomplishments as did Don Watts who said he was sad to leave the council and quipped that he would need to find something else to man took time to assert that the gavel incido with his time. Both men congratulated dent involving MacGillivray and now Mayor the new council members as they vacated Mosca had been overblown in the local press their seats. The former mayor will stay on and speakeasies. Unlike those who still hold council, now two seats to the left. the incident as an important moment in city’s MacGillivray was also honored for her political arena, whom he admonished, Zimservice and showered with gifts, including merman said both Mosca and MacGillivray a ceremonial gavel from the city, as well as had forgotten about the incident “the minute gifts from council members Watts and Zim- that meeting was over”. Both Watts and Zimmerman. The always eloquent Faye Angus, merman hoped said they hope the city could a staunch supporter of the former mayor, now move on without “rancorous politics”, as presented a bouquet of flowers as her way of Zimmerman put it. saying thank you. One of the speakers during public Thanking those community members comment was Sierra Madre Weekly responsible for the flowers and card, MacGil- Managing Editor John Stephens who livray joked that Hail Hamilton had perhaps read into public record a letter defendforgotten to sign the card. Hamilton’s verbal ing this newspaper’s journalistic integassault on the outgoing mayor during public rity, which had been called into quescomment was not yet forgotten by most of tion by a vociferous faction in the form those in attendance, many of whom chuckled of a letter, addressed to the newspaper, at Mrs. MacGillivray’s comic relief. but never sent. His response followed Although Mr. Zimmerman’s ardent a reading of this letter by De Alcorn, request that council select MacGillivray as husband of former council candidate Mayor Pro Tem was rejected 4-1, Zimmer- Pat Alcorn.

Despite Mrs. Macgillivray’s assertion that he was a man of few words, former Mayor and Council Member Kurt Zimmerman offered a long list of accomplishments during his tenure on the city council.

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Getting the Good Table By Peter Dills Does it matter where you sit at a restaurant, or is the phrase, “location, location, location,” just as relevant in a restaurant as real estate? Of course we all have our preferences: table, booth, bar, counter, patio, two top and four top. Many diner’s have special needs and a table is the only way to enjoy a meal, but is it acceptable for the able-bodied to ask for the large booth that looks inviting when the host has committed to giving you that tiny table next to the kitchen with its swinging doors? Well follow me through another adventure. T h i s epiph a ny oc curred to me last week when a group of friends and I dined at The Ruth Chris Steak House on Colorado. Now, I’ll get into the brief review of the restaurant in the next paragraph. But I have dined at the Ruth Chris at least ten times since it opened some five years ago. With one exception, I have dined in the bar every time, and this is by choice. Now if you are

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In our super-casual country, some people consider their favorite pair of sweats perfectly appropriate for more formal situations. Not to pass judgment on these choices, but just remember that “your lawn” and “an elegant restaurant” are very different fashion moments. The front-of-the-house tends to give high-profile tables to well-dressed clientele.

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on a candelestic meeting, such as Sandra Bullock’s husband, it makes sense to hide in a dark corner, but I’m a people watcher, and I don’t need to avoid the press, or an angry wife. Though, I do need to run from an enraged chef on occasion. When you enter Ruth Chris, you will notice the classic long, straight bar just inside the entrance. The bar area also contains a number of useful tables scattered throughout the room. They are certainly big enough for two or three people. Another advantage of sitting in the bar area is

that Ruth Chris offers it guests an above average Happy Hour. So how do you get the table that you want when dining out? Here are a few recommendations... and remember to be polite and complimentary on their operation.


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This seems obvious (it is) but keep in mind that if you’re more than fifteen minutes late, your reserved table is likely to disappear. If you know you’re going to be late, always call to alert the restaurant – hosts and managers genuinely appreciate this courtesy.

It’s best not to outright lie about a birthday or anniversary – your waiter might stick a candle in your crème Brule, which can be awkward, especially, if they remember you when it really is your birthday. But consider telling the host, vaguely, that the night is a special one. Because it is! Back to my meal, always enjoy the service and attitude at the Ruth Chris, bargains are there if you look. The Steaks are good, but I am not sold on the idea of the sizzling steak, the plate is too darn hot. But I do get it. Thumbs up! Ruth’s Chris Steak House 369 E. Colorado Pasadena (626) 583-8122. Charter Cable subscribers follow Peter on CNN HLN for weekly reviews and on twitter or facebook.

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This Saturday: Miss Saigon at Historic San Gabriel Theatre With local production companies struggling and classic theatres closing such as the Pasadena Playhouse, it’s wonderful to see a young and vibrant cast and crew working on a new live production. One that will indubitably revive an interest in live theatre Led by an extremely energetic and tireless team that includes Producer Bobby Hundley, Director Ray A. Rochelle, Ricki Lugo, Choreographer and Richard Allen Music Director the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre will be presenting a new production of Miss Saigon this Saturday, May 1st, 2pm and 8pm The cast rehearse a dramatic scene in which Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese. - Photo The Weekly was privi- by Terry Miller leged to watch a staging of the performance Monday US, and three years later, Saigon is based on Puccini’s an American G.I. during has married an American opera, Madame Butterfly. the last days of the Vietnam evening. named Ellen and nearly The production is powWar and the fall of Saigon. The performers, direcforgotten her. When he diserful, and tells a difficult and This special benefit productor and all involved seem totally committed to not only covers Kim is still alive and dangerous story of a dreadful tion will be performed in its telling the story but telling it raising Thuy, a boy he fa- time in American history, entirety featuring a 24 piece thered, he returns to Saigon with particular focus on the orchestra onstage. with staggering passion. Onstage at the hisThe vocalists are mag- to find her, but with the Viet fall of Saigon. Miss Saigon, the epic toric San Gabriel Mission nificent and stalwart, the Cong closing in on the city and two women wanting the award winning Broadway Playhouse for two perforsongs will make tears flow. An American soldier only place in his heart, Chris hit musical tells of the tragic mances only. Call 626-282deci- romance between a strong- 1440 or email sgvmtboxofnamed Chris marries Kim has to make some large AMF-1432_ArcadiaWeekly_qrtr-1.qxd:Layout 1 3/26/10 10:27 AM Page 5 before departing for the sions before it’s all over. Miss willed Vietnamese girl and



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Arcadia Women’s Imaging Center Offers Latest Innovations in Breast Cancer Detection Women who undergo routine mammograms at Arcadia Radiology now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. Arcadia Women’s Imaging Center features the state-of-the-art system, Selenia digital mammography from Hologic. It’s very exciting to know that there is an Imaging Center right in our backyard that focuses on women’s health and, more specifically, on breast health. Slated to open spring 2010, the Arcadia Women’s Imaging Center will offer the newest technology for breast cancer detection. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. Image quality is key to early detection, diagnosis and intervention of breast cancer. Digital mammography produces exceptionally sharp images that appear on the technologist’s monitor in seconds. There is no waiting for film to develop, which means a shorter time spent in the exam. The Radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the Radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern. The new system offers a tungsten x-ray tube with silver filters reduces radiation dose to the patient while maintaining the sharp image quality and contrast of the images. By offering women the latest technology in mammography, the center hopes to inspire and empower women to be proactive about

their health and follow the American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Breast Imaging, and the American College of Radiology’s recommendation for annual screenings beginning at age 40. Arcadia Women’s Imaging Center is now a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities that have made an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient. In addition to the advanced digital screening and diagnostic breast imaging technology, the Arcadia Women’s imaging center will feature an array of services including ultrasound, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and OB/GYN ultrasound. Breast MRI’s will continue to be offered at their other Imaging Center located at 612 West Duarte Road, Suite 101 in Arcadia. For your convenience, the new center is located at address 622 West Duarte Road, Suite 104, Arcadia, on the same campus as their current imaging center. The Arcadia Radiology Medical Group is an integral part of our community- servicing patients, doctors and hospitals for over 40 years! The Radiologists of Arcadia Radiology Medical Group had a vision to build a women’s imaging center that would specialize in breast and ultrasound imaging for the women of our community and to provide these services in a warm, personal and comfortable setting- and they did just that! Congratulations, Arcadia Radiology and thank you for caring! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (626) 821-8146 or their website at

Showcase House: A Fun Fantasy for a Good Cause

- Photo by Terry Miller By Susan Motander The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now open. The home this year is the headquarters of the Pomona San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. When it was built in 1930 it was the stately French Chateau estate of John and Mildred Cravens. There

is a certain irony in this as Mildred Cravens was a tobacco heiress. It is rather a delight to wander through the elegant home and fantasize about living in the opulence of such an estate. Very few of us will ever live in such a manner, but for a while it is fun to revel in the elegance and the creativity of the designers. This year

those designers had a real challenge as the estate has historic designation which means that major structural changes could not be made. Since the building will return to being the offices of t he Red Cross after showcase closes, it is especially interesting to

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AHS Constitution Team Wins National Championship Continued from the First Page

of Education. Congressman David Dreier, who met with the A rcadia High student s just last week before the competition, was quick t o cong r a t u la t e t hem. “After spending time with this outstanding group of students last week, I was confident they would take their knowledge of and

dedicat ion to lea r ning about t he Const itut ion and turn it into a great win for Arcadia and California,” Dreier said in a statement released earlier this week. “Winning this nationwide competition is a tremendous accomplishment. The City of Arcadia and the entire San Gabriel Valley should

be very proud of these outstanding students.” T he st udent s were expected to understand t he ph i losoph ica l a nd h i st or ica l fou nda t ion s of the American political system, and how the constitution was created and changed (specifically as to how it was brought into accord with the ide-

a l s a n nou nc ed i n t he Declaration of Independence). They were also quizzed on how the values and principles advanced in the constitution have shaped American institutions and practices. They were a lso expected to understand the rights the Bill of R ight s protect s and the challenges which

might face this constitutional democracy in this century. Joann Park, another member of the championship team, said that the win did not comes without great effort on behalf of everyone involved. “I have learned that hard work does pay off”, said Park in a telephone i nt er v iew f rom Wa s h i n g t on . “ Ever yone on this team was passionate about gov. Everyone knew this was not about being the best member or being the best unit; it was all about being the best team. We studied about 20 hours per week, met with coaches and practiced at city council chambers every Monday night up until nationals. S o me how, we j u s t knew this day was ours. We all cried and hugged each other. Yesterday [the final day of the competition] was the happiest day of my life.” The City of Arcadia and the school district have yet to announce how the win will be celebrated.


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This delightful Highland Oaks home has been wellmaintained and is located in the award winning Arcadia school district. There is an updated kitchen, Brazilian cherry wood flooring in the living room/dining room areas with lovely views of the back yard/pool area. There is a private master suiting, family room, office, laundry room and an oversized 2-car garage. The home is 2,818 sq. ft. situated on a 12,746 sq. ft. lot. It has 4 bedroom with 3.5 bathrooms and was built in 1951. This is the perfect home for entertaining.

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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

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Fun Fantasy for a Good Cause Continued from Page 10 note the work done on the walls of the house. Parts of the house will remain as elegant meeting rooms as the house is also used as a venue for weddings and community events. Upon arriving at the house, visitors are immediately reminded of the use of the estate. Set in the tumbled paving stones which designers from Pacific Outdoor Living used to replace the former blacktop in front of the house is a large red cross, the International Symbol for the Organization which will soon call the home its headquarters again. But there are also reminders of the original owners. Set in the wrought iron entrance the initials MC are entwined and stand for Mildred Cravens, the original mistress of the home. One enters first the G r a nd G a l ler y wh ic h features gouache murals which were original to the house. They depict the views from the Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte which the inspiration for the estate. Dolores Kroop, the designer challenged with this long hallway entry darkened the walls to enhance the gentle pastels of the murals. Off the Gallery is the Morning Room and Garden. The light colors and use of multiple mirrors brings the light from the

garden into the house. And the colors in the garden prove that a drought tolerance garden need not be dull and faded. Using bright succulents and weaving them together into a know garden (another nod the French styling of the estate) Carson-Magness Landscaping created a whimsical yet funct ion little gem of a garden. This is true of room

- Photos by Terry Miller after room in the house. There are touches of whimsy throughout the stately home without making a mockery of the elegance of this historic home. Whenever necessary, the designers honored the original features of the house so as not to destroy its historic elements, but instead worked to enhance and emphasize

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these features. It is important that visitors check out not just the furnishings, but also the wall and ceiling decor. For example, the ceiling in the Sitting Room Hallway is a spectacular mural. The Grand Stairway is another spot where looking up and not just around is worth it. Here mirrors were added to increase the drama of the original skylight. It is dramatic and breathtaking. Showcase House is open now through May 16. Tick-

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The 44th Annual Public Schools Luncheon Social Whirl

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VIPS at Arcadia Public School Luncheon at Masonic Lodge (l-r) Gene Wallace gave invocation; David Vannasdall, A.H.S. principal; Mayor John Wuo ant wife, Jane.

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The tradition carries on. The Public Schools Luncheon is always one of Arcadia’s finest hours. The event is attended by service club members, city and school dignitaries, parents and supporters of our schools. Speaker Kennet h Nagel, Grand Master of Masons for the state, took us through the history of the founding of public education by the Masons. “We are proud to be part of this great tradition for the children and proud to be here for their future.” The luncheon was catered by Food Services. Director Debra Amos did another great job. The following were recognized and introduced by Dr. Joel Shawn, superintendent of AUSD: Teacher of the Year: John van Haaster, Humanities teacher, Foothills Middle School. Classif ied Employee of t he Year: Julie Estrada, Advanced Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance, Operations and Transportation. Prof iles in Excellence Staf f Recognition Program – Classified Recipients: Jan Brown, Library Assistant, Hugo Reid Elementary School; Cecile Bys, Instructional Assistant, Talking/Learning Center; Al Campero, Day Custodian,

Arcadia High School; Betty Jager, Trading Post, Arcadia School; Mark Kennedy, Printing Technician, Print Shop; Kristy Nick, Instructional Assistant, Hugo Reid Elementary School; Oscar Ramirez, Senior Accounting Technician, Fiscal Services Department; Tina Rhodes, Certificated Personnel Technician, Personnel Department; Rosa Rios, Instructional Assistant, Foothills Middle School; Magda Salama, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Department; Kristina Sema, Instructional Assistant, Foothills Middle School; Carter Spruill, Computer Systems Support Technician, Technology & Information Services. Credentialed Recipients: Cecile Bons-Jogminas, Second Grade Teacher, Holly Avenue Element a r y School; Joanne Domenici, Counselor, Foothills Middle School; Rick England, Music Teacher, Arcadia High School; Lorie Felippa, Kindergarten Teacher, Highland Oaks Elementary School; Alisa Fernandez, First Grade Teacher, Ca mino Grove Element a r y School; Robin Giammalva, Third Grade Teacher, Camino Grove Elementary School; Kristine Iwashita-Morris, Second Grade Teacher, Hugo Reid Elementary School; Grace Lee-Navarrete, Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher, Baldwin Stocker Elementary School; Bay ne Meza, K inderga r ten

It’s Gay Paree for Sierra Madre Civic Club Whether from the left or right bank, “April in Paris,” Sierra Madre Civic Club’s themed annual benefit lunch and Chinese auction, was enjoyed by a capacity crowd, held Saturday, April 10, in La Salle High School Auditorium. President Amy Putnam greeted all present with thanks for their support. She introduced local dignitaries who attended: MaryAnn MacGillivray, Sierra Madre mayor; Janet Ten Eyck, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club president; Bob Young, Rose Float Association president, and Susan Henderson, Kiwanis president and editor/publisher of Mountain Views News. Praise and thanks went to Carol Cerrina and Linda Wochnik, co-chairs, and all members for their work to produce the fun, successful day.

Lunch, with French cuisine not a requirement, was an array of tempting and delicious salads. Dressed for the occasion were wine bartenders Ron Coleman and Mike Ellis, sporting a silk top hat. Auctioneer Anita Thompson highlighted the day as she headed the auction on numerous auction items. Keeping things moving were a group of teenagers, darling in their French outfits, as they delivered each of the many prizes to the lucky winners. The $200 Au Couture money chapeau, designed by Sheila Whoeler, was won by Donna Alexander, visiting from Marina del Rey. This happy French Revolution was Civic Club’s main fund-raiser. In May all money earned for the year will be donated to a list of worthy causes voted by the members.

(R-l) School board members Janet Chew, Joanne Steinmeier, and James Hogan, Vice President Arcadia High Twelve, co-sponsors of the annual event, and Wuo’s; Cung Nguyen (now shown), president of A.U.S.D. board of directors, gave the benediction. The walls were covered with art from K-12 students from the district.

(L-r) Arcadia Recreation Commissioners John Curtis and wife, Carol; Steven Phillipi and wife, Lori (school board member), pose with City Clerk Jim Barrows, at reception honoring outgoing and new members of the City Council on April 20th in Council chambers. Teacher, Baldwin Stocker Elementary School; Mark Renfrew, Eighth Grade Teacher, Foothills Middle School; Martha Robertson, English Teacher, Dana Middle School; Melinda Soo Hoo, PE/PALS Teacher, First Avenue Middle School. The proud honor of presenting to the 30 National Scholarship students was given to Arcadia Mayor John Wuo and David Vannasdall, high school principal. Congratulations to all.

Musical Presentation: Johnny Mercer Arcadia Senior Services Department is offering a musical lecture, presented by Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, on Tuesday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr. Larry Maurer will lecture on American lyricist, songwriter and composer Johnny Mercer. Mercer was a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others. He wrote lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. Mercer received 19 Academy Award nominations and won four. He was also co-founder of Capitol Records. Cost for this special musical lecture is $2 and reservations must be made by April 29.This presentation is for individuals 50-plus.

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The Changing of the Guard

Kim Plater to Speak at Arcadia Woman’s Club Kim Plater, a 30-Year Veteran Police Woman and Co-founder of the Covina Based ‘Domestic Violence Action Coalition,’ will Speak at Arcadia Woman’s Club on May 5th. “This is the woman who inspired us to become involved with abused women and children,” claims Floretta Lauber, president of the 96 -year-old Arcadia Woman’s Club. “Ms. Plater will also be


bringing us up-to-date on the ‘Family Law Court,’ as reflected on the Dr. Phil Show on April 14th.” The May 5th meeting will be their annual Salad and Dessert Buffet, with each member bringing their favorite. Guests interested in attending this informative meeting at the club’s historic clubhouse, 324 S. First Ave., can call (626) 355-6945 for reservations.

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(l-r) Mayor Pro-Tem Peter Amundson, reelected for four more years; Mickey Segal, back after a two-year absence, and Robert Harbicht re-elected, are sworn in by City Clerk Jim Barrows, at council meeting Tuesday, April 20th.

Big smiles from the new first family of Arcadia (rear) Mayor Peter Amundson and wife, Jackie. (L-r) Andrew Candice and Peter Jr. at Mayor’s celebration and thank you party held at Santa Anita Inn following the council meeting and voting in of the new mayor and mayor pro-tem, Councilman Gary Kovacic.

Among the many presentations to outgoing Mayor John Wuo (who is termed out) were Dennis Lee, CEO of Methodist Hospital, and Mike Driebe, president of Methodist Hospital Foundation, for his community contributions, including the hospital.

(L-r) Arcadia Recreation Commissioners John Curtis and wife, Carol; Steven Phillipi and wife, Lori (school board member), pose with City Clerk Jim Barrows, at reception honoring outgoing and new members of the City Council on April 20th in Council chambers.


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Sunday, April 18: 1. Loss prevention personnel from the H&M store located at Westfield Mall notified police that they had detained a female juvenile for theft around 5:30 p.m. The girl hid items in a shopping bag and then left the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise. Additional stolen property from Gilly Hicks was recovered from the bag. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 14-year-old African-American was taken into custody for commercial burglary. She was later cited and released to her mother. 2. Around 8:26 p.m., officers contacted three occupants in a vehicle that was parked at the

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POLICE BLOTTERS corporal injury to spouse. Tuesday, April 20: 5. Between 4:00 p.m. on April 9 and 11:00 a.m. on April 12, a residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Don Alvarado. While the home was tented for fumigation, unknown suspect(s) entered the house and stole a handgun and a digital camera. 6. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., a witness advised police that a female driver had struck two parked cars at 133 East Foothill, and she was seen entering the Fresh & Easy market. The 47-year-old female Caucasian driver was located, and officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and she also had trouble keeping her balance while standing. She failed the field sobriety test, and a private person’s DUI arrest was made.

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Private stunning estate on over 5 acres. There are 6 bedrooms & 9 bathrooms, great room formal dining room, his/hers offices, library, gym or maids quarters, all Viking appliance kitchen,5 fireplaces, Grafix Master Lighting, Niles Audio System, pool, spa, entertainment pavillion,5 car garage with tons of storage, and a motor court that can park 8 cars. All of this oozing in premium quality. (M448)

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Stunning 4,300 sq. ft. Santa Anita Oaks Estate situated on a 1/2 acre, features a gourmet kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths, Formal Living Room & Dinning Room, family room, pool & spa, 3car garage and much more! (ARB)

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This gorgeous Art Deco, custom built home with lots of privacy and seclusion features panoramic city lights views. Lots of glass, living room, dining room and family room all over look the breathtaking views. 4 fireplaces, multiple balconies, Mstr suite, bonus room, beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite counters, wine seller, 2 laundry areas, 3 car garage. (LOT)

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Beautiful home in a wonderful Arcadia neighborhood. Spacious 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths all one level, great family room with wet bar, open kitchen with granite counter tops and granite top island, sub zero refrigerator, hardwood and marble floors, breakfast nook, living room, formal dining room, 3630 sq.ft. home, 18,150 sq.ft. lot, Large pool, yard with view of the mountains. (O1310)

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REDUCED!! Close to Old Town Pasadena. Live at the end of the cul-de-sac in the Johnston Lake Community. Features 4 bed/3 baths + bonus room w/ bath in basement. Situated on 29,820 sq.ft. lot. Association pool, meadow & lake access. Spacious rooms w/good lay-out. Expansion potentials. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just drive-by this one! Must see the entire property to appreciate! (AVE)

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Character and charm north of Foothill corner lot. With in walking distance to all of Monroviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot spots. Surrounded by fruit trees, this great home features 5 bedrooms, formal dining area, hardwood floors, recently updated kitchen, separate laundry room and a lot of original built in cabinets for storage. Great opportunity to add some finishing touches of your own to make this a great home. (M270)

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Ideal small manufacturing, light industrial use property, great for owner/user. Two 3000 square foot buildings which are currently leased. Owner could occupy one while leasing the other. Large 22651 lot affords storage at the rear of the property. Make offers SUBJECT TO INSPECTION. Great location central to freeway access. (C2416)





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1908 well maintained 2155 sq.ft. character home in Sierra Madre with many original features. 4 bedrooms, 1 full and 2 half baths, formal and informal dining rooms, impressive fireplace in large entry, 2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;sleeping porchesâ&#x20AC;?, terrace off master bedroom, spaciouskitchen with tons of cabinetry, 17,248 sq.ft. of park like grounds. (M287)

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Impeccably maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath adjacent to Arcadia with gourmet kitchen, walk-in pantry, hardwood floors, tall ceilings and landscaped yards. Call for more information. (8-1842)

GreaT 3 bedroom $749,000 This home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. 1850 square feet living space. Located in a quiet neighborhood and close to Elementary School. Lovely low maintenance yard w/pool on 10,000+ sq. ft. lot. (LER)

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Tucked up in the Foothills of Monrovia, this home was expanded and remodeled in 2009. Sitting comfortably on a large lot with a pool, patio & loads of privacy, this is a great opportunity. The original charm was retained yet this home has all of the modern amenities you would expect today. The lg. oversized garage and work shop is every handy persons dream come true. The quality of construction is great. Move-in fresh! (N1034)

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Built in 1998 this Mursol built PUD is measured Over 2000 sq.ft. with 3 bed rooms, 2.5 bath, family room, formal dining area, fireplace and yard area. Laminate flooring, awnings, new oven, high ceilings and formal entry. (1st926)

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lovelY TradITIonal


Located in N.E. Pasadena with man y upgrades inside and out. Updated kitchen with Cesar stone counters, newer stainless dishwasher, microwave and hood, tile flooring extends to the dining room, gorgeous hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Covered patio, seating area with fire pit, detached 2 car garage. (D275)

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Custom built 3bdrm 2.5 bath in Arcadia School District. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, excellent floor plan, many extras, extra cabinets in garage and nice size yard. (E152)

Family room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home with Large two side yards, fireplace, FA/CA, granite Counters, wood and Laminate flooring. 1497 sq.ft. measured, 7500 sq.ft. lot. (G262)

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just settle for any home currently for sale, preview this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home today! (N958)

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Beautiful mission style home with historic features such as Spanish archways, vaulted wood beam cathedral ceilings, original windows and fireplace. Nice large front and rear yards with 2 car detached garage. Located in a wonderful quiet area of north Monrovia on a quiet tree lined street. (O801)

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This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath newer home features living room and dining area, kitchen with granite counters and newer appliances, master suite w/retreat spa & two car garage with lots of storage. Washer/ dryer area is upstairs with a den/office/bonus area. Arcadia schools!!! (FAN)

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Short Sale on this Lovely 3bdrm 2.5 bth home in the heart of Duarte, Hard wood floors in Kitchen, Tile floor in the Living room w/ cozy fire place, direct access from two car garage, nice back yard and no HOA fees. Must see! (C1311)

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