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Thursday, May 27 - June 2, 2010 Volume XV, No. XXI
THIS WEEK Arcadia’s Five-Year Fix-It Program Kicks In
Council Awards Contract to Renovate Sierra Madre Room At the regular meeting of May 11, 2010 the Sierra Madre City Council awarded a contract for the construction of Sierra Madre Room building improvements to CA Construction in an amount not to exceed $933,116. The project includes t he following improvements to the existing facility: new ceiling, energy efficient roofing and air conditioning, energy efficient recessed lighting, new entry and restroom additions to the Sierra Madre Room with ADA access, replacement of exterior doors at north side of room for ADA access, removal of the existing west side interior stairs and landing as well as replacing the existing ceiling and north doors of the Fireside Room and upgrades of the Fireside Room restrooms. According to the bid documents, the project schedule includes 90 working days. Assuming necessary contract documents are in place and issuance of official Notice to Proceed takes place on June 1, 2010 the project is expected to be complete by approximately October 7th. During the project, the Sierra Madre Room and adjoining Fireside Room will remain closed to the public. The remainder of the building, including the YAC, the Pool House, and the office spaces will remain open and in operation. T he S ier r a M a d re Room project is funded through grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $570,000 and Los Angeles County in the amount of $350,000. Additional
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Nearly $40 Million Needed in Next Five Years Estella Trevino, Wendy Rivas, Olivia Davis, Pat Trevino, Terry Romero, Marta Jamroz, Robert Bray and Gloria Rico are members of team GOYA, a.k.a “Get Off You’re A…” - Photo by Terry Miller
Arcadians Step Up to the Plate for Better Health Teams from Arcadia School District, Arcadia Methodist Hospital and the City of Arcadia competed in the The Amazing Race to New York - an event established to promote school health and well-
ness and have fun at the same time. The teams of 10 members each earned miles for physical activities with the goal being to earn enough as a team to walk equivalent of reaching New York.
AUSD had 18 teams, Methodist Hospital had 27 and the City of Arcadia had one team. In all, nearly 500 people participated in this 2-month long activity to improve their health and fitness and have
a little fun. Ijeoma Nwachu ku, PhD, MPH, Director, Community Outreach, Methodist Hospital was the emcee for the special awards ceremony held Monday eve-
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Mount Wilson Trail Race this Saturday
Monrovia Chamber Welcomes Photoworks
Pounds of Pasta will be served this Friday in preparation for the big race. The traditional pasta nosh dinner is held every year on the Friday before
Although Rick Keshishi has been in business in Monrovia for over a decade, he just had a ribbon cutting for his new store located at 109 West
400 S. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007 626.445.6255
the annual Mount Wilson Trail Race. This year the dinner is sponsored by Café 322, which provides the pounds of pasta needed
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Foothill Boulevard. Corporate commercial real estate interests and rising rents forced the departure of Rick’s popular photo
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By Bill Peters The City of Arcadia operates just like any homeowner. They look around the place, realize that the driveway really needs replacement, the air conditioner is not only old, but not in realizing today’s energy efficient levels, the shrubs have died of both old age and a beetle attack. The roof still looks good, but repainting and re-carpeting wouldn’t be a bad idea. T he a na log y fa i l s, though, when you consider Federal, state and regional regulations that mean change is required on a specific schedule that says it must be done, well, now. Also, public buildings are generally open six days a week for 14 or more hours with lots of visitors which means that the physical plants just wear out more quickly than a homeowner’s. Arcadia is required to have the City Manager develop a detailed plan of its capital improvement needs every five years. Last September, Arcadia’s City Manager, Don PenContinued on Page 7
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Wonders of English
Story Telling Time TheGoodLife
Dorothy's Place We had some f u n w it h pu n s la st week . This week let’s just try some complications of English that show why it can be a hard language to learn. l. The bandage was wound a round t he wound. 2. The farm was used to produce produce. 3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4. We must polish the Polish furniture. 5. He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass. 9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. 10. I did not object to the object. 11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. 12. There was a row a mong t he oa rsmen about how to row. 13. They were too close to the door to close it. 14. The buck does funny things when the does are present. 15. A seamstress was a good sewer until she fell down into a sewer line. 16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. 17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. 18. After a number of inject ions my jaw got number. 19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear. 2 0. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. 21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend? ***** There is no egg in eg g pla nt nor ha m i n hamburger; neither apple nor pi ne i n pi ne apple. English muff ins weren’t invented in England nor French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
By Wally Hage
By Dorothy Denne Q u ic k s a nd wor k s slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make ammends but not one ammend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? Is it an odd, or an end? If teachers taught, why d id n’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? How ca n a slim chance and a fat chance be t he sa me, wh i le a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up and down at the same time and, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which an alarm goes off by going on. Why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? When the stars are out they are visible, but when the lights are out they are invisible. And, while we’re at it, why doesn’t dough rhy me w it h rough or Buick with quick? English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race which, of course, is not a race at all.
One of the many joys of Grandparenting is the reading of bedtime stories, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales and of course telling my personal stories from the “Good Ole Days”. I feel a little melancholy sometimes when I see them growing up. Those wonderful days of story telling were such a precious time for the Grandchildren but even more so ... for Grandpa. It is a special adventure when you have the privilege of being with your grandchild several times a week. Since my grandson Sean’s parents have a work schedule conflict on Tuesday’s and Friday’s I have the joy of picking him up from his first grade classroom each week. We usually have a couple of hours to kill so we frequently hang out at the ice cream parlor or spend time at the local park feeding the ducks and birds. Once we get through the chitchat of reviewing his day at school, I usually begin my extensive oratory of what it was like when I was growing up. Well as they say ... “All Good Things Must Come To An End”. It was one of those special visitation days with Sean, that marked the beginning of his take over
of Grandpa’s “Oratory Time”. Just as I started reminiscing about my childhood, Sean launched into an embarrassing pantomime of one of my past story telling sessions. “Well, he said,” Back in the Good Ole Days” he began with his creakily interpretation of my voice, charactering most every story that I had told him over the past year! Yes, he continued, “I walked three miles to and from school each day in the wind, rain and an occasional snowstorm.” Then without interruption, he began acting out how exhausted he was from the walk home from school. Then he continued, “but still I had to chop wood for the stove and the fireplace before I could sit down for dinner”. As he concluded his diatribe monologue of me, he stated “by the way Grandpa ... did you know there were between 12 and 18 spokes in the average wheel of a covered wagon and that the average weight of a horseshoe is 8 ounces”! Stunned, I foolishly a sked my “W h i z K id” grandson Sean how he knew those Olden Day facts? His quick response went something like this: Well, Grandpa! ... “In the good old days as
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a kid, after dinner you played marbles, Cowboys and Indians and sneaked to the barn for a smoke on a corn cob pipe. But when you started telling me those interesting stories from the past, I went on line with my computer and researched the details of all those things you did! I have shared many of the facts from your stories with my first grade class students. They hope you will visit our class one day to share one of your “tall tales” wit h t hem, from that era! Well, I’m not sure if that was a compliment or another “I told you so”, but I do know that my first grade “Soon to Be Genius” grandson, who is now reading at a 5th grade level, is very smart and kind. I am still very fortunate that he continues to share a learning session, with me, each week after school!
Chamber Welcomes Photoworks Continued from the First Page
lab f rom t he Pav i l l ion Center several years ago. That space is now home to a chain yogurt store. In the interim, the photo lab found some solace in a kinder, gentler location and landlord behind Block-
buster Video, but the store was not visible to would-be customers. Subsequently, Rick moved yet again and Photoworks was born and will be able to supply Monrovia and surrounding cities with all its photographic
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needs, both for digital and film cameras. The name may have changed, but the quality of work Rick has practiced for over 10 years hasn’t. Photoworks by Rick is located at 109 W. Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia
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Memorial Day is certainly one of America’s most sacred days. It is a day set aside for reflection, appreciation and remembrance. When I think of Memorial Day, like many of us I guess, I most often think of cemeteries and monuments. Cemeteries with white headstones neatly ordered in military fashion, monuments that speak of sacrifice and struggle, of victory and defeat. I think of countless men and women through the years, who recognized their role in America’s struggle to remain free. Not only that, but men and women who recognized America’s greater role to support freedom across our globe. I think of battle weary soldiers on faraway lands and now, more recently I think of conflicts that are not so far away. I think of dedicated individuals, who knew there was a job to do, and unless they did it, it just
Day of Remembrance By Chief Roger Johnson, Monrovia Police Dept. wouldn’t get done. People fices that have been made who knew that in their ser- on my behalf. I often wonder how vice to country, their lives might ultimately be asked we can best honor those who have given so much. of them. I think for many it is Because, I believe honor difficult to fully appreciate is truly what our response or understand the dynam- should be on Memorial ics of conf lict or battle. Day. Do we best honor our The bonds that are forged sacrificed service men and among men and women women by erecting another who face another in a life or monument or by having death struggle are not easily another ceremony? These explained. As a member of are certainly appropriate law enforcement, I think I and important ways that understand to some degree help us to remember them the sacrifices that have been and their sacrifice. But, is made by our service men there more that we owe their and women. Police officers memory? Is there more that frequently face armed con- we owe to their sacrifice? frontation where life hangs Yes, I believe we owe them in the balance. In these much more. I believe the kinds of circumstances, I best way, the most sacred think it helps me to more way in which we can honor fully appreciate the sacri- those on Memorial Day is
to honor them through our own actions. Action through our own personal sacrifice to uphold the values of freedom. Action by volunteering to make our communities better, safer and more equitable. Action to ensure that justice prevails across our country and in our communities. Action through voting where we all participate in the very ideals that freedom and the sacrifice of our service men and women have insured. On this Memorial Day may we be truly grateful for those lives that have been laid on the altar of freedom for us, and that their sacrifice might spur us to action so that the costly gift they have given us will not be in vain. May God bless the memory of our service men and women, and may God richly bless America!
Sierra Madre Room Renovation Continued from the First Page Workforce Housing Reward Prog ram funding was recently identified by staff and approved by the City Council for use in defraying design costs on the project in the amount of $13,116. Thus, the available funding for the project stands at $933,116. T he S ier r a M a d re Community Recreation Center was constructed in 1969. Initial public discussions about renovating the facility centered on demolishing the facility and replacing it. Unfortunately the costs for a project of that magnitude were more than the City could afford at that time. Consequently, a phased approach to renovating the facility has been taken; projects have been initiated and completed
only as funding has become available. Previous remodel projects have rehabilitated the pool house, the staff offices and a portion of the Fireside Room, and added the second-story YAC. The remaining original sections of the building are showing the wear of their nearly 40 years of hard use. T he S ier r a M a d re Room project is the last phase of the renovation of the Sierra Madre Recreation Center. This portion of the Recreation Center includes the Sierra Madre Room, the un-renovated portion of the adjacent Fireside Room, the existing kitchen, and the existing (original) restrooms which serve the Fireside Room. The project does not include the second story of the building which is currently used as the Youth Activity Center.
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Police Search for Suspect, Motive Arcadia, Monrovia and Temple City veterans, residents will enjoy the 15th annual salute to Veterans at Arcadia County Park Saturday. The event features speeches and fly-overs by new and vintage war planes in addition to numerous vendors designed to help veterans who have returned home. - Photo by Terry Miller By Susan Motander Supervisor Mike Antonovich is hosting a Memorial Day weekend event in Arcadia County Park
on Saturday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is summed up best by its title: Remembering our Veterans and Their Families, Past, Present and
Mount Wilson Trail Race this Saturday Continued from the First Page
to prepare runners for the next day of strenuous running. For a mere $7 the dinner is open to anyone, not just race participants. The pasta dinner is held in Kersting Court from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Mount Wilson Trail Race begins at 7:30am the following morning, Sat May 29. 2010 marks the 5th year of the Kids’ Fun Run. Youth ages 3 and up will race one mile, starting at Kersting Court, running up Baldwin Ave., and back down to Kersting Court. That race begins at 7:45 a.m. for the older youths, and 7:50 a.m. for the younger youths. The race is open to any child who wants to participate. What’s more, the first 150 youth receive a free t-shirt. As is tradition in Sierra Madre, there will be a beer garden, sponsored by Spaten West, with all proceeds donated to the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue. The beer garden will be held in Kersting Court. And if you are thirsty enough for ale at such an hour, it starts at 9:00 a.m. There will also be a Kids’ Art Show which will utilize old running shoes as the canvas. If you are interested in assisting with the Mount Wilson Trail Race call Adam Matsumoto, Recreation Supervisor at (626) 355-5278 or send him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Future. Admission is free and the event will be held, rain or shine (good weather is predicted) There will be skydivers, a flyer over by WWII
fighter planes, food booths and live music. A 11:30 a.m. there will be a special tribute to the members of the armed forces. There be free immuni-
Memorial Day Means Fiesta Time at IC By Susan Motander Every Memorial Day weekend Immaculate Conception Church in Monrovia holds its annual Fiesta fundraiser. The festivities will begin on Friday at 6 until 11 p.m., again on Saturday from 12:30 until aa and then again on Sunday from 1 until 11 p.m. Each day there will be entertainment in the food and beverage garden. On Friday, Ride, a Christian rock band will be the featured entertainers. On Satuday evening, Biscuits, an 80s style rock band will perform. Finally on Sunday night Impact will be featured. Their style is an electic mix of 60s, 70s and 80s music. A s a lways, Su nday
afternoon from 1 until 5 p.m., Spanish language entertainment will be the focus. Amond the groups which will be performing as t he Duarte Dancers and several young people’s folklórico. Throughout the weekend there will be carnival rides in the fun zone along with lots of games. The annual rummage and collectibles sale will be held in two of the church’s school rooms. Perhaps the best part of the Fiesta is the vast array of food available. There is everything from Pizza to Carne Asada. from sausage to Filipino foods. And there is the beverage garden will lots of beer. There is something for everyone.
zations and health screenings as well as haircuts and manicures available at the event. In addition there will be information on employment and veterans benefits. For more information on this event call (626) 9671441 or (909) 394-2264. On Memorial Day itself the Upper San Gabriel Valley A llied Veterans Council will hold a service at Live Oak Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. The Keynote Speaker will be Captain David Rosales, U.S. Army National Guard. During the ceremony the traditional presentation of memorial wreaths will me made. Following the ceremonies there will be refreshments provided by Live Oak Memorial Park. There is no charge for admission or the refreshments. A Memorial Day service will also be held at Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery on May 31 at 11:00 a.m. This service is open to the public and conducted by VFW Harry L. Embree Post 3208. Food and refreshments will be served following the Service.
On Monday, May 25 at 10:22 p.m. Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue and Zanja Street on reports of shots fired. Approximately five minutes later, a local hospital notified the police department of the arrival of two gunshot victims, Emilo Landaverde, 22, and Oscar Mendez, 19, both Pasadena residents. Victim Landaverde later died from his injury. Victim Mendez was treated and remains in stable condition. The suspect was described as a Male Hispanic wearing a white t-shirt. “The motive for this shooting is unknown,” says Interim Chief of Police Christopher Vicino. “Our detectives responded to the scene last night and are still investigating this senseless crime. It is our intent to find out who did this, bring them to justice and provide the families with some sense of closure.” Police are asking anyone having information about this incident to contact the Pasadena Police Department at 626 -744 4241 or Detectives at (626) 744-4522.
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Crown City Chorus Sings Well, Has Fun Too
Boston Court Bold Three Concerts Coming to Boston Court in Pasadena Fill Out 2010 Spring Music Series. By Bill Peters “Pandora’s Box”, the 1929 German classic film that stars Louise Brooks-the mysterious film sensation whose c a reer w a s l i m it ed t o less t ha n a ha ndful of screen appearances-will be screened at 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 28 at Boston Cour t w it h a specia lly prepared score by Tom Pet er s u s i n g a bowed electric double bass connected to a computer for looping electronics. This is Peters’ third score for a silent film, all of them premiered at Boston Court. Tickets are $15.
John Minsker leads the Pasadena Crown City Chorus. - Photo by Bill Peters ful infractions occurred had performed on a trip to By Bill Peters early, but passed quickly Spain with the San Marino The Pasadena Crown as the chorus warmed to Chamber Choir, and deCity Chorus has accom- its 10-tune program, bring- lighted the audience with plished one of its main ing a special tenderness their version of “What do missions: to get a group of in “For the Sake of Auld we do with a Drunken Sailmen together for fellow- Lang Syne”. or”. Impact, a quartet that ship, to sing and to have Fou r qua r t et s, t wo has been winning awards fun. The Chorus of 50 invited guests and two lately according to Masmen under the direction formed from the Chorus, ter of Ceremonies, Larry of its capable conductor, offered an array of songs Oberlander, sang songs John Minsker, and four that reminisced about long in line with the “Rememspecial quartets presented past times, providing a ber When” theme with “It an afternoon of entertain- colorful addition to the Had to be You” its best in ing songs at a generously program’s title, “Remem- a fine arrangement. Jolt attended program at Pasa- ber When…”. The invited in its brief three-number dena High School on Sat- quartets were the San Ma- stint after intermission, urday. rino High School Cham- sang about how barberFrom its opening num- ber Choi r Ba rber shop shop quartets are formed ber, “Hi, Neighbor”, to its Quartet and The Edge, a seeming to be a history rendition of “America the group from the Santa Fe/ of this group. The Edge Beautiful” at the closing, Brea chapter affiliate of was, in this program, the the chorus maintained a the Barbershop Harmony well-honed group that has good blend and strong Society; from the chorus performed for only two harmony as is called for in itself were quartets Impact years, but whose members the a cappella barbershop and Jolt. have years of barbershop st yle t hat wa s popula r T h e Fo u r C h o r d s quartet singing experifrom the late 1800s virtu- blended nicely in “Amaz- ence. They demonstrated ally until the 1940s. Tune- ing Grace” which t hey their award winning ways
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(t hey were na med t he 2009 Far Western District Quartet Champions and in the International competition came in 16th place semi-finalists) through six numbers that was meant to show their range. From the raucous “Who’ll Take My Place When I’m Gone” to the smooth “Lovely Way to Spend an Evening”, the quartet was confirmed in style and harmony, just what a barbershop quartet should be. Show production and management was handled by Ken Van Oort; script by Rob Schaumann and Bill Niemand, stage management, Leonard Jensen with Mike Alexander; Marketing/tickets, Jay Marcott; Yout h i n Ha r mony, E . Phil Aydon. The Pasadena High School Audio Visual Club provided sound, camera support and ushers.
People Inside Elect ron ic s pre s ent s “ Vicious Circles and Deadly Elements” its second concert of truly inventive electroacoustic music at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5 at Boston C ou r t . Spec i a l g ue s t s
guitarist John Schneider a nd pia n ist Vick i R ay joins the PIE ensemble Aron Kallay, piano; John Payne, narrator; Quintan Ana Wikswo, video; Andre Alexis, text; Andrea Moore, vibraphone; Alexandre Francois, Elaine Chew, designers of mult imodal interact ion for mu sica l i mprov i sa t ion ( Mimi) of t he Ya ma ha Disklavier program; Isaac Scha n k ler, Disk lav ier; Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola; Tim Loo, cello; Yuri Inoo, percussion; David Welfermann, electronics. The music of Pierre Jodlowski, Veronika K rausas, Ben Hackbart h, Mimi, Ingram Marshall, and Morton Subot nick will be performed. Karen Cooksey will conduct the Subotnick piece. Tickets are $25; students, $10.
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Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs
Nearly $40 Million Needed in the Next Five Years Sometimes, You Just Can't Judge a Hotel by its Cover Continued from the First Page
By Greg Aragon From outside the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs is an unassuming, roadside motel. But donâ€™t be fooled. Behind the inconspicuous white desert buildings is one of the grooviest, bohemian retro retreats around. I recently discovered the hotel when a friend and I checked into a unique a nd comfor t able room overlooking the main pool. Replete with macramĂŠ and old magazine pictures on the walls, a record player, a cozy king bed, and a long guest couch with a canvas curtain, the room is a time warp to the 1970â€™s. The quarters also featured free Internet, mini-refrigerator, flat screen TV, two sinks, and a large balcony overlooking the grounds. Other suites and rooms offer separate living and sleeping areas with canvas drapes, and outdoor terraces with fire pits. The hotel describes the rooms with terms such as industrial minimalism and bohemian-modern sensibility, with folk-modern energy. After unpacking, our 70â€™s t r ip cont inued by the main pool, where we relaxed in hammocks, ordered Bloody Maryâ€™s from the poolside bar, and admired an incredible view of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. When we got the energy, I hit the fitness center, the sauna, and then the steam room and my friend had massage at the hotelâ€™s Spa. For her rub,
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Nevenka Eastern European Folk, the women’s folk chorus, performs at Boston Court at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Formed in 1976, the group brings into focus the complex harmonies and rhythms typical of Balkan music. Nevenka’s repertoire includes songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Albania, Russia, Greece and Georgia as well as Ladino Sephardi and Rom (Gypsy) songs. Tickets are $18. Tickets for these concerts, which are presented in the Marjorie Branson Performance Space at Boston Court can be purchased by calling (626) 683-6883 or online at www.bostoncourt.com. Boston Court is located at 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena.
Top Lawry’s Execs Visit Arcadia Rotary By Anne DonofrioHolter A rca d ia Rot a r ia n s served up a tasty program last week when Richard N. Frank, chairman of Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc., and his son, Richard R. Frank, president and CEO, were the club’s keynote speakers. According to R ichard N. Frank, the history of Lawry’s began in 1913 when his father, Lawrence Arcadia Rotary Clubpresident Imy Dulake, Arcadia Rotary L. Frank, married into the Club past-president Laura Freedman, Richard N. Frank, Van De Kamp family. Two Richard R. Frank years later he and Ted Van Tom Mix, Fatty Arbuck- at each customer’s table De Kamp opened Saratoga le, Mary Pickford, John by a server spinning a large Potato Chips on Spring Wayne and Walt Disney. metal bowl of green atop a In 1938, Lawrence L. bed of ice. Street in Los Angeles. Frank’s father, along Frank and Walter Van De According to Frank, with his uncle, Walter Van Kamp founded Lawry’s Lawry’s was the first resde Kamp, founded t he The Prime Rib on La Cien- taurant to serve salad beLawry’s company in 1922, ega Boulevard in Beverly fore the main meal. It is forming an official rela- Hills. For many years, it also said to have originated tionship between Lawry’s was unique in that it of- the” doggy bag.” and Van De Kamp bak- fered a single entree - roast “Much of the splendor eries. Also that year, the beef - served “from a large of the meal was in the way two men opened the Tam silver cart,” designed by each part of the dinner was O’Shanter, which has the Lawrence, “pushed table prepared and presented,” distinction of being Los to table where the meat is he said. Angeles’ oldest restaurant then carved to order.” The Also in 1938, Lawry’s operated by the same fam- restaurant is also known began selling its seasoned ily in the same location. for its Yorkshire pudding salt in retail stores, folBack in the day, the res- and signature “spinning AMF-1432_ArcadiaWeekly_qrtr-1.qxd:Layout 5/14/10 4:13 PM Page 9 taurant’s regulars included salad,” which is 1prepared Continued on Page 18
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Vertical Wine Bar
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WE MESQUITE BROIL ALL OUR FISH. I am getting to be pretty astute at these Wine Bars in The San Gabriel Valley; at least I thought that I was. Just when I believed that I was approaching expert status, a friend of mine corrected me and may have demoted my self-anointed ranking in the process. We were visiting the California Wine and Cheese Shop in Monrovia, I called it a “bar,” and she reminded me, that it was a “shop” and that the focus was actually the purchasing not the tasting at the bar. Well excccuuuuuse me! Just kidding, I love my job, I learn more and more about the Hospitality Industry on a daily basis. You know, she was right about the “shop.” That brings us to The Vertical Wine /Bistro &Bar in Pasadena, using my newly discovered formula; The Vertical is a restaurant with a bar. Genius you say, oh, that may have me been mumbling. There is no shop here. My intention on said review was to start in the bar, sample a few flights and head to the dining room. I never made it to the dining room and that’s OK, as I mentioned a few weeks ago at Ruth Chris, sometimes I am perfectly content to stay in the bar. Vertical Wine Bistro has an extensive wine list and features flights of wine, which gives you an opportunity to sample and select something according to your selective tastes. Prices for the flights range from ($18) to
($40), so if you can’t decide by the third go around, your indecisiveness will find you in the hole a good penny. My first flight was at ($18) mark and was three Greek Wines. I did this sampling, mostly because I was born there and was curious to discover how the legendary Greeks crafted their vino. I thought it was interesting but I did discover that France is a safer bet for Wines. Many of you may know of The Verticals reputation for having fantastic wines and limitless selections. Oddly, I felt that the food was the true star here. That may fall on me, as I may have been a little too curious, after all, it did kill the cat. Wines tend to be an item that is more subjective, but good food usually finds a unanimous verdict. And Vertical comes through in this department, my dinner companion and I were very impressed with the Asparagus Rossito($15), and the Braised Short Ribs ($23) t hat General Manager, Manuel Mesta, said were simmered for six hours in a Zinfandel sauce, plus a Seared Ahi Tuna that rivals the best in town. Top shelf! The bread pudding a nd Molten Chocolate Cake ($8) also garnered two affirmative votes. So, my rev iew is thumbs up, the wines and service were good, but the food was very good. For you Pasadena residents, a little hint, The Vertical, adds another spe-
cial touch, show your ID or business card at the bar and receive a complimentary glass of Proseco. Incidentally, the Bar offers a wide variety of Cheeses and Charcuterie (sliced meats). At ($13) and up, I found it a little pricey compared to other local shops/ bars. However, Manuel assured me that these too were top shelf and hand selected to go with the wine list. Full Bar available , I recommend the Fio-Lolita, named after the owners daughter, it has Gin, blueberries, agave nectar with fresh squeezed lemon, a true classic cocktail. As always check out www. verticalwinebistro.com for current hours, specials, and prices. Vertical Wine Bar 70 N. Raymond . Pasadena (626) 795-3999 Please visit my website www.peterdills.com for other reviews.
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367 Monterey Pines Drive, Arcadia, CA Offered at $6,880,000
Located in the guard gated estate area of Whispering Pines is this incredible Tuscan Villa Estate which is better than new. This exquisitely detailed 6,525 sf home has 5 bedrooms (5 suites) & 6 bathrooms. Situated on over an acre lot, it offers incredible views of the mountains, valley and city lights. The highest quality workmanship & materials were used to construct this “one of a kind” estate home which includes a gourmet kitchen, elevator, wine cellar, his and hers offices, 4 car garage, infinity saltwater pool & spa, waterfalls & lush gardens. Visit www.367Monterey.com and www.367Montereypines.com for more photos and information.
69 E. Grandview, Arcadia, CA Offered at $1,248,000
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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333 Genoa Street, #D, Monrovia, CA Offered at $550,000
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! For more information go to www.333Genoa.com
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 1,656 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.
523 Brookside lane Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $378,000
This is a great starter home and has been tastefully renovated inside and out. It is a short walk to Mary’s Market as well as to scenic hiking trails. There is Pergo flooring, updated kitchen, remodeled master bathroom with a washer/dryer combination, central air and heat, two patio areas both with views and an easy to maintain rear yard with hot tub. Appliances are included. Good starter home. This is a short sale. 628 sq. ft. home, 1921 sq. ft. lot. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths.
ning where participating team members celebrated their completion of the Step Up program. One of the many teams involved and on hand for the ceremony Monday evening, was the GOYA (or “Get Off Your ….”) The group included seven dedicated women and one male from Methodist Hospital including Estella Trevino, Wendy Rivas, Olivia Davis, Pat Trevino, Terry Romero, Marta Jamroz, Robert Bray and Gloria Rico. “My Step Up team captain Estella Trevino was phenomenal; she provided our team with weekly incentives and prizes to keep us motivated she also inspired me to do my best day in and day out.” said Wendy Rivas of Methodist’s Occupational Health Dept. and member of Team GOYA. “We reached New
York by the fourth week - well before the anticipated date - but we continued the challenge without hesitation. Today I feel healthy, fit and ready for the next challenge,” said Rivas. This awards ceremony recognized the winners of the first leg of the “race,” which stretches from Arcadia to New York (2,770 miles away). The organizations hope to see the program soon spread to other communities in L.A. County and beyond. The Methodist Hospital Step Up initiative promotes healthier lifestyles by providing information and education on physical activity, nutrition, safety and wellness. The overall winners were “the Mighty Movers” team that included Kristin Hemsworth, Jeanette Trejo and Antionette Acevedo.
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“The Mighty Movers” team was the overall winner of the Step Up competition. Team members included (l-r) Kristin Hemsworth, Jeanette Trejo and Antionette Acevedo.
725 Woodland Drive, Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $399,000
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.
1505 El Mirador, Pasadena, CA Offered at $6,750 per month
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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On Thursday May 6, La Salle senior Allie Forillo broke the 10-year-old single season strikeout record of 248 Ks held by Caty Beaston, a 2000 La Salle graduate. Allie entered the game Thursday against St. Bernard’s High School with 240 Ks
and struck out nine straight to break the record. She ended up with 13 strikeouts for the day and a new single season record of 252 strikeouts. Allie also broke Kathleen Salvo's ('04) career strikeout record of 566 on April 15.
May 27 - June 2, 2010
The Salute to Seniors Names Beverly Street as Honoree Social Whirl
By Floretta Lauber
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The annual Salute to Seniors luncheon sponsored by Arcadia Rotary Club was held Tuesday, May 11 at the Arcadia Community Center. At this special event, Rotarians, along with the City Council, Senior Commissioners and other guests honored Beverly Street a s t he 2 010 S en ior of the Year, nominated by the Historical Museum. Mayor Peter Amundson presented Street with a plaque from the city and presented a procla ma tion designating May as Senior Citizens Month. Mary Salcedo and Tony Parille were masters of ceremony for the event. John Destry entertained with his rendition of Dean M a r t i n w it h t he show “Good Days with Dean,” and Steve Mattson. Two hundred twenty-five people were in attendance for the celebration. Beverly S t reet h a s demonst rated a life of service and commitment to the community. For the past 40 years, Street has been involved in the Arcadia community working in many capacities with the Assistance League of Arcadia. Street is president of the Friends of the
Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson presents a congratulatory plaque to Beverly Street, Arcadia’s Senior Citizen of the Year. Museu m, a n au x i l ia r y extension of the Arcadia Historical Society, where she also serves as a board member. As a regular museum docent, she conducts school tours, assists with museum receptions, fund-
raising and social events. In addition to her work with the Historical Society, Street is very involved and committed to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and a member of Los Voluntarios. Street has been mar-
ried to her husband Ron for 48 years and is the proud mom of two sons, David and Deron, and t h ree g ra ndch i ld ren, Trevor, Connor and Emily. A rcadia has been blessed for many years to
have Street entrenched in the community. On behalf of the Arcadia Rotary Club and the City of Arcadia, it is with great pleasure that Beverly Street is saluted as the 2010 Senior Citizen of the Year.
KOST 103.5 FM Radio Host Speaker at Annual Women of Eagle Scout Brunch, ‘Wind Under Their Wings’ Guests at the 13th annual San Gabriel Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America Women of Eagle Scout Brunch were treated to an elegant and motivating event on Saturday, May 1, at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena. A reception was held, followed by brunch and the program. Local Boy Scouts from Troops 351, 355 and 358 once again greeted guests during the hosted reception and ushered them into the Venetian Room for a delicious brunch. The scouts, under the direction of Jeff Reimers from Troop 355 led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a memorable rendition of the National Anthem by the Arcadia High School Quartet who entertained guests throughout the reception and brunch.
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Women of Eagle Scouts “Wind Under Their Wings” brunch committee), and speaker Mark Wallengren from KOST 103.5 FM. Standing, Valerie Gumbiner Weiss, Mona Mapel, Phyllis Crandon, Lisa Link, Vivian Chan, Georgene Smith, Sallie Determan, Jeri Christiansen, and Susan Shiells. Seated, Ginger Daines, Pam Osgood, Mark Wallengren, Mary Falkenbury, Carlin McCarthy.
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Los Angeles Children’s Chorus “Starry Night,” Raises $100,000 Musica l su r pr ises punctuated Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ festive “Starry Night” benefit, which feted four celebrated luminaries and arts patrons for their tremendous artistic and philanthropic contributions, on April 30, at t he Mullennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Honorees were internationally acclaimed opera star Suzanna Guzman, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, and beloved volunteers and patrons Stuart and Rebecca Bowne. The benefit raised over $100,000 for LACC’s outstanding artistic and music education programs. Toasting the quartet of honorees in grand musical style were surprise performances by celebrated soprano Elissa Johnston, leading tenor Greg Fedderly of the Metropolitan Opera, LACC members, conducted by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, also sang , and L ACC Young Men’s Ensemble, led by Dr. Steven Kronauer, concluded the musical tribute with the folk songs “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes” and “As I Hear the Sweet Lark Sing. Decorating the room were
(L-r) 2010 honorees, opera star Suzanna Guzman (Pasadena), philanthropists Rebecca and Stuart Bowne (Pasadena, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, with LACC Executive Director Rachel Fine at Biltmore “Starry Night” production. – Photo by Lee Salem
(L-r) Chorus members Annela Flores, 16 (Monrovia), Emily Boyd, 17 (Monrovia), Yulan Lin, 14 (Arcadia), performed at “Starry Night.” – Photo by Lee Salem
colorful centerpieces of sunf lowers and violets, ala Van Gogh, who created the ethereal painting “Starry Night,” which inspired the theme of the event. The awesome auction raised thousands of dollars for the choir. Items included a one-of-a-kind “couture” package from Kevan Hall, who dresses such celebrities as Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Ma-
chairs were Alma Aroustamian (Glendale), Annie Yeager Higgins (Pasadena), Katherine Kavich (La
ria Cross, Tara Reid, and Vanessa Williams, and a pair of custom made shoes by celebrated LA s how des ig ner Wendy Holden. Also up for auction were an LA cultural extravaganza with premium tickets to some of the city’s hottest events, and a sports package that feat u red, a mong ot her elements, a photo shoot at a child’s sporting or per for ma nce event by
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Canada), Jennifer Harris Sliskovich (Bel Air), and A ndrea Green Willard (San Marino).
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Arcadia Lions Have Winner
Eagle Scout Vincent Chan (Troop 351), his mother Vivian and speaker Mark Wallengren.
Arcadia Lions Club past presidents (l-r) Ron Street and Richard Giors, with contestant Andrew Chang, winner at District. A nd r e w C h a n g , a senior at Arcadia High School, won first place at the Lions annual Student Speaker District level contest on May 1st. As the winner, Chang received a scholarship of $4,500. This was in addition to
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the three previous awards won in his progression to the District level. His speech, on the recent legislation on health care, was in response to the L ion s a n nu a l S t udent Speaker contest. Over the years, this
event has sponsored some amazing high school student s t hrough schola r sh ips awa rded for excellence in writing and del iver i ng speeches. Chang is no exception to the excellence exhibited by past recipients.
Eagle Scout Vincent Chan, an Eagle Scout from San Marino Troop 351, shared his experiences as a Tiger Cub up the path to the rank of Eagle. Capping the brunch was an exhilarating talk presented by radio personality Mark Wallengren. Wallengren teamed up with Kim Amidon in 1986 to start the country’s first equally billed male/female morning radio show. Their style set a trend that was to be followed by stations all over the country.
Since Wallengren’s arrival, KOST 103.5 FM has been nominated for countless awards and has won eight Billboard, four Gavin and two Marconi awards. In addition, he has been named Personality of the Year by Billboard Magazine and was honored on their 20th anniversary in 2006 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wallengren loves the Los Angeles community and is always donating his time, name and talent to worthwhile causes through-
out the city, and as a youth, was an active Boy Scout. In 2008, Kristin Cruz joined Wallengren for the now Mark & Kristin Show, which continues to be one of the most listened to morning radio programs in Los Angeles. This year, Wallengren will celebrate his 25th year as morning show host on KOST103.5 FM, a feat few in the broadcasting field achieve. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 20 years and have four beautiful children.
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Arcadia Woman’s Club co-chairs (l-r) Carol Anne Donahey, Iris Gann and Mabel Fenoglio, with past President Mickey Ball, and Kay Zion prepare the 28th Italian lunch for fire and police departments.
Laureate Delta Phi, mother-Daughter-Friend, May 8th luncheon at Courtyard by Marriott Monrovia. Standing, Donna Bird Thacher (daughter) and Kay McCarty (sister), 69 guests enjoyed the lovely affair, each guest received a door prize.
Wistaria Thrift Shop, run by Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, willhold its annual Big Brown Bag Sale on Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The super sale will be held at the rear of their clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Scoop up all you can and fill a large grocery bag for only $3 a bag. Fill as many bags as you like. The club will supply the bags. There is a large inventory of items, from clothing and accessories for the entire family, to household items, books, toys, crafts, and so much more. Items too large to bag are on sale at rock bottom prices. This is the shop’s most popular sale and a win-win bonanza in this time of low economy. Since 1956, the club has run the shop as its main income for charity donations. For more information, call the shop at (626) 3557739.
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Huntington Hospital’s Youth Volunteers “Walk in the Shoes of Older Adults” High school students who volunteer at Huntington Hospital had an opportunity to “become senior citizens” this week, thanks to Trading Ages, an interactive senior sensitivity training program sponsored by SCAN Health Plan. The award-winning Trading Ages program is a workshop that provides participants the opportunity to literally “walk in the shoes of a senior” through a series of hands-on exercises and sensory perception education. “This workshop really opened their eyes to what people experience as they age and gradually lose the ability to be fully independent,” said Mary Jayne Johnstone, student volunteer supervisor at Huntington Hospital. “Several students mentioned that their grandparents and even some of their parents are experiencing difficulty with their vision and hearing. After the program they felt they had a better understanding of why their family members sometimes seem frustrated or agitated.” To mimic the difficulties experienced with arthritis, for example, program participants donned heavy, clumsy gloves and were then asked to open medication bottles and handle small pills. The students also put popcorn in their shoes and were asked
Huntington Hospital volunteers Megan Anderson and Isabel Sotomayor experience the challenges of aging during SCAN Health Plan’s Trading Ages workshop. to walk around to simulate the feeling of painful joints. Some students had one arm strapped to their side to see how limiting it can be to deal with the effects of a stroke. Depriving participants of the level of hearing and sight that most people enjoy their entire lives is also a critical part of the program. The students were asked to insert ear plugs and were t hen g iven a hearing test to demonstrate how isolating hearing loss can be. They were given special glasses to experience vision loss.
“The students asked really intelligent questions and I saw a lot of ‘aha!’ moments,” said Johnstone. According to Lena Perlman, director of community outreach at SCAN, t hat’s not u ncom mon. “Participants are often surprised by how they react during the program, and many have commented on what an eye-opening experience it is.” SCAN has been offering aging sensitivity training to its employees for many years as a way to better understand the needs and mindset of its
health plan members. The program also continues to be offered to SCAN board members, physician groups and to school children to enhance their sensitivity in dealing with older adults. “Wit h ou r societ y rapidly aging, this type of education across all ages a nd indust ries is more important than ever,” said Perelman. “As a health plan focused exclusively on the needs of seniors, SCAN is in a unique position to help people understand more about the aging process.”
Monrovia’s Older American Recognized by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors On Monday, May 10th the County of Los Angeles held their 45th Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards Program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz attended the event with Monrovia’s Older American, Patricia Meyers. The Honorable Michael D. Antonovich, proclaimed May as Older American Month and recognized the 20 Older American Volunteers who have contributed so much to the community in his district. Lutz, Duarte Mayor Margaret Finlay and Recreation Supervisor, Dan Belling celebrated the event with Older Americans; Beverly Street (Arcadia), Josephine Tung (Duarte) & Dan Snell (Temple City).
AAUW Members to Share Talents at June Meeting What’s on the program for the June meeting of the Arcadia Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)? The Branch’s own multi-talented members are planning a program that showcases their crafts, hobbies, collections, musical performance, and other interests! Among the group are artists, authors of published books, photographers, musicians, and other talented individuals. The Arcadia AAUW luncheon meeting will take place on Monday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia (SW corner of Duarte Rd. and Holly Ave.). Back by popular request, Blennie Danielson of Danielson’s Creations, Arcadia, will cater the luncheon. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and guests. Reservations are due by June 10. To reserve, call Barbara Jackman at (626) 285-1951. She will tell you how to direct your payment. Checks should be made payable to: AAUW— Arcadia Branch. If necessary, leave a message for Barbara Jackman, and she will return your call. Reservations must be paid unless cancelled by June 9. Under President Marilyn Siemon-Burgeson’s leadership, the Arcadia Branch has had a successful past year. Its fund-raising projects include generous donations to the national AAUW’s Educational Foundation, which supports women in graduate studies and research. On a more local level, the Arcadia AAUW plans to send ten middle-school girls from area schools to AAUW California’s science/math camp at Whittier College in August. Also, the Branch will continue to cosponsor the Conversational English Skills Class, along with the Arcadia Library.
Foothill Community Democrats May Meeting The Foothill Community Democrats will hold their May meeting on Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Peach Café in Monrovia, located at 141 East Colorado Boulevard. The meeting will offer an opportunity for local, politically-minded Democrats to review candidates and propositions ahead of the June primary election, discuss 2010 plans for the group, announce candidates for 2010 FCD Executive Board and vote to endorse the CDC June primary election slate and platform. Drinks & pastries are available for purchase at the meeting until 7:15 p.m. Please order dinner or snacks in advance by calling (626) 559-9092.
Exploring Equine Interaction for Personal Growth Equine Experiential Training – the use of horses to achieve personal growth – will be explored in “An Evening with Andi Burgis,” Wednesday, June 23. The event, sponsored by Santa Anita Family Service, is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Monrovia Public Library, 321 S. Myrtle Avenue in Old Town Monrovia. It is designed for professionals and individuals interested in clinical psychology. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Santa Anita Family Service at (626) 359-9358. Ms. Burgis will speak on how interaction with horses can help people become more aware of non-verbal communication and realize deeper compassion, release tension and experience personal growth. A wine and cheese reception will precede the talk. A donation of $10 is asked of attendees. Santa Anita Family Service is a major provider of mental health and social services in the San Gabriel Valley, with offices, counseling centers and senior centers in Monrovia, Covina, San Gabriel and Pomona.
May 27 - June 2, 2010
First Annual Duarte Relay for Life a Success
June 3, 2010 6:00 pm Silent Auction & Social Cancer survivors lead the way at Duarte’s first annual Relay for Life event held on the grounds of City of Hope. Hundreds participated in the 24-hour event which raised more than $30,000 for the American Cancer Society. Major sponsors and teams for the Duarte Relay for Life included City of Hope, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Joe’s Place, SCE Credit Union, Wells Fargo,
Rite Aid, Papa John’s, Allegiance Medical Transportation, Man-E-Foundation, Duarte Public Safety, City of Duarte, Miyachi Unitec, Elks Club, Grace Fellowship, and Kiwanis. Funds raised by Relay For Life have played a role in nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in the last 25 years, leading to groundbreaking discoveries into cancer’s causes and cures.
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POLICE BLOTTERS Monrovia PD Dur ing t he last seven day period, the Pol ic e De pa r t me nt handled 618 ser vice events, result ing in 133 i nve st ig at ion s. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Driving Under the Influence Suspect Arrested. On May 14 at 1:05 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle swerving on the roadway. He conducted a traffic stop and during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and later released on a citation. Vehicle Burglary On May 16 at 3:25 p.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of West Colorado on the report of a vehicle burglary. A female subject returned home from shopping and parked her vehicle in the carport of her residence. She left merchandise she h a d pu rc h a sed i n t he vehicle. Approximately 30 minutes later, she returned to her vehicle and found a window had been pried open and the merchandise was gone. The victim called the Station shortly after the officer left her residence from taking the report and said she had talked to an employee of the store where she bought the merchandise, and her items had a lready been ret ur ned to the store. The suspect did not get any money or credit for the merchandise he returned. Instead, the amount was credited back
to t he v ict i m’s cha rge card. Investigation continuing. Burglary On May 17 at 6:44 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 2600 block of South Ca lifor nia rega rding a break-in. The officer arrived and spoke to the reporting party, who stated she was the last person to leave the evening before. When she arrived at the business in the morning, she found the glass front door smashed. Officers entered to clear the building, but no suspects were located inside. It appears the suspects attempted to take several computers, but t he computers a re locked dow n w it h cable security systems. Employees checked the inside a nd deter mined that a printer and scanner were missing from the mailroom. Investigation continuing. 72-Hour Mental Evaluation On May 17 at 2:52 p.m., Dispatch received a call from a female resident reporting a male subject wearing a green shirt and tan shorts had jumped through her front window yelling. The subject then left the residence heading westbound on Walnut. As officers were responding, other calls were received. Another caller reported the subject had jumped over her wall in the 800 block of West Walnut, and the subject had now taken off all his clothes. An officer located and contacted the subject, who did not respond to verbal commands. The officer used his pepper spray on the
subject and was able to detain and restrain him. Monrov ia Fire Department pa ra medics were requested, and the subject was taken to a hospital, where he was held for 72hour mental evaluation. The subject is 19 years old and has a history of bi-polar disorder. Exhibiting an Imitation Firearm / Public Intoxication - Suspect Arrested On May 17 at 10:14 p.m., a fema le subject walking her dog in the 200 block of W. Cypress was threatened by a male suspect ca r r y i ng what appeared to be a handgun. Officers responded and located the suspect who was still in the area. The weapon, which the suspect attempted to disca rd, was a lso located and turned out to be a BB pistol. The suspect was arrested for brandishing a replica firearm and for public intoxication. Burglary On May 18 at 11:04 a.m., an officer went to the 200 block of West Olive regarding a residential burgla r y. W hen he a rrived, the victim reported that someone had broken into his house one week prior and had taken personal papers and identification. He did not make a report at the time because he had no identification. Investigation continuing. Petty Theft with a Prior / Warrant / Possession of Marijuana - Suspect Arrested On May 19 at 13:28 p.m., loss prevention officers from a business in t he 50 0 block of West
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Hunt ing ton reported a male suspect had stolen merchandise and exited the store without paying. Officers responded to the area, detained the suspect, and arrested him for theft. Computer checks revealed the suspect had a prior conviction for petty theft, had failed to appear on a warrant, and was in possession of marijuana. He was booked for the listed charges. Burglary / Theft On May 19 at 2:51 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West Duarte regarding t heft from storage cabinets in a carport. One of the victims provided a vehicle description and partial plate. The officer determ i ned m iscel la neous hand tools and aluminum had been taken from one storage cabinet which was unlocked, and a stroller had been taken from a locked cabinet. The suspect had cut the lock on the second storage cabinet. An area check was made, but no suspect s were located. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft Auto On May 19 at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that he parked his 1996 silver Honda Accord, secured it, and went into a business. He was in the store for a short period of time and returned to find his vehicle missing. There was no broken glass found on the ground and the victim can account for all of the keys. Investigation continuing.
Sierra Madre PD During the week of Sunday, May 16th, to Saturday May 22nd, the Sierra Mad r e Po l i c e D e p a r tme nt r e s p o n de d t o approximately 262 calls for ser vice. Saturday, May 22th: 1:0 9 A M – A r rest , Public Intoxicat ion, 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., The Buccaneer Lounge. A pat ron reported t hat an intoxicated man was causing a disturba nce. O f f i c e r s a r r e s t e d t he ma n for public intox icat ion and t ransported him to Pasadena jail for remand. 1:54 PM – Attempte d A u t o B u r g l a r y, 20 0 block Nor t h Ba ldw i n Ave. Un k now n suspect(s) tried to break i nt o a ca r,, da ma g i ng t he front driver’s door. T he ca r wa s pa rked in t he driveway of t he r e s ide nc e. T he c r i me occurred bet ween 2:0 0 am and 11:00 am on Satu rday, 5/ 22/ 2 010. T he damage was est imated at $10 0.0 0.
Arcadia PD For t he p e r io d of Su nday, May 16 , t h r o u g h S a t u r d a y, May 22, the Police Department responded to 939 calls for service of which 119 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents
ha nd led by t he De partment during this period. Sunday, May 16: 1. Between 10:00 p.m. on May 15 and 7:00 a.m. on May 16, a 1985 beige Toyota 4Runner was stolen from the 2500 block of South Sixth. 2 . L oss prevent ion personnel from JC Penney a dv i sed t ha t t hey had detained two female juveniles for theft around 7:24 p.m. Investigation revea led t hat a fema le H ispa nic juvenile concealed merchandise and left the store without making payment. Once outside she wa s st a nd i ng next to another female Hispanic juvenile, who also admitted to stealing property. Additional stolen property from Wet Seal, H&M, and Forever 21 were recovered in their bags. Private persons’ arrests were made, and the 13 and 14-year-old girls were taken into custody for commercial burglary. Monday, May 17: 3. Around 12:47 p.m., u n it s were d ispat ched to the 500 block of Arbolada in reference to a theft that took place at the high school on May 14 bet ween 11:0 0 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. A male student advised that his $600 iPhone was stolen from his locker. 4. Shortly after 3:00 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud re-
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POLICE BLOTTERS Continued from the Previous Page port. She advised that she had not received checks that she had ordered and later discovered that unk now n s u s pec t (s) h a d made a n unaut horized charge and created fictitious checks with her account information. The suspect(s) then used the forged checks to make over $900 in purchases. Tuesday, May 18: 5. A commercial burglary occurred at JC Penney around 3:29 p.m. A woman stole two pairs of pants from the store and later returned to steal a necklace. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 43-year-old female suspect was taken into custody. 6. Around 7:35 p.m., a late auto burglary report was filed. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle that was parked at Westfield Mall between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on May 15. A digital camera, GPS unit, and laptop computer were stolen for a total reported loss of about $1,950. Wednesday, May 19: 7. A consensual contact with a female skateboarder was made at First and Floral around 12:33 p.m. A record check indicated that the 29-year-old Caucasian had a $50,000 outstanding warrant, and a consent search revealed a glass-smoking pipe and a jar containing a green leaf y subst a nce resembling ma r ijua na. T he woman was arrested at
the scene without incident. 8. Between 1:25 p.m. and 2:10 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of South Second. Unknown suspect(s) entered the house via an open window and stole cash, jewelry, iPod, and digital camera. Thursday, May 20: 9. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., a robbery occurred at 7-Eleven, 200 East Live Oak. A male suspect, wearing a black hoodie, exposed a handgun and demanded cash from a store clerk. The suspect took money from the cash register and fled the location. 10. A hit-and-run traffic collision occurred at Baldwin and Val around 5:00 p.m. A male driver rear-ended a vehicle and fled the scene, and fortunately a witness observed seeing the reckless driver enter the racetrack. Officers subsequently located the vehicle with severe f ront - end da mage a nd a r rest ed a 27-yea r - old Hispanic driver. Friday, May 21: 11. Shortly before 6:00 p.m., units responded to Baldwin and Estrella in reference to a traffic collision. Investigation revealed that an intoxicated female driver rear-ended a vehicle and the collision caused her own car to overturn. A 19-year-old Hispanic was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and minor driving under the influence.
12. A n a r med rob bery occurred in the 600 block of Fairview around 11:15 p.m. The victim was sitting in his vehicle when a ma le H ispa nic or Caucasian suspect approached and asked to use his cell phone. The suspect t hen displayed a handgun in his waistband and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect took a $600 iPhone and fled in a waiting vehicle driven by another suspect. Saturday, May 22: 13. Around 2:23 a.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred in the 500 block of West LeRoy. A DJ/victim was putting his equipment in his vehicle after a party when he was assaulted by four to five male Asian suspects. The victim was beaten and the suspects took his equipment and fled in a dark green Honda. The victim sustained severe facial and head injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 14. Unit s were dis patched to the 200 block of West Woodruff around 9:48 a.m. regarding a domestic battery in progress. During an argument, a 23-year-old male suspect took his girlfriend’s wallet, damaged about $1500 in property, sprayed her face with Frebreze, and slammed her by the throat onto the bed. The suspect was taken into custody for i n f l ict i ng cor pora l injury to cohabitant, robbery, and vandalism. An emer genc y prot ec t ion order was obtained and served.
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015000710 Title Order No.: 100094190 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/12/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3098796 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LINDA LEE FISHER, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 06/02/2010 TIME OF SALE: 1:00 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 WEST MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2605 S MYRTLE AVE, MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 91016 APN#: 8510-020-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 $291,729.35. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: FORECLOSURE EXPEDITORS/ INITIATORS, LLC 505 NORTH TUSTIN AVENUE, SUITE 212 SANTA ANA, CA 92705 714-277-4845 www.usaforeclosure.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee /Dated: 05/11/2010 FEI # 1039.01729 5/13, 5/20, 5/27/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7662.20618 Title Order No. 4064478 MIN No. APN 5383-024-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/01/04. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan 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): Binh Si Banh Recorded: 04/07/04, as Instrument No. 04-0827317, of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 06/03/10 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: 1801 S BALDWIN AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91007 Assessors Parcel No. 5383-024-001 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 $358,087.60. 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: May 7, 2010 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USAForeclosure.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 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# 1002.131012 05/13, 05/20, 05/27/2010. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0070860 Title Order No. 08-8260691 APN No. 8503-009-019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TOMMY FIGUEROA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 04/21/2005 and recorded
04/29/05, as Instrument No. 05 1000500, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 06/24/2010 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 917 CRESCENT DRIVE, MONROVIA, CA, 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $726,307.92. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 10/11/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/ Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.38618 5/27, 6/03, 6/10/2010
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Continued from Page 8 lowed by a large variety of seasonings made available to consumers bearing the Lawry’s name. In 1956, just prior to the Rose Bowl Game, Lawry’s played host to the two competing teams – the Oregon State Beavers and the Iowa Hawkeyes. This went on to become known as the Beef Bowl and the tradition continues to this day. According to Frank, through the years, the basic elements of Lawry’s The Prime Rib have remained virtually unchanged. “It is still a family business, with the second and third generations of Franks and Van de Kamps working side by side in the restaurants’ operation,” he said. “Modifications and improvements have been made to meet today’s demands, but the meals served remain timeless and still very much Lawry’s.” Frank joined the company in 1950 and for many years served as president a nd C E O of L aw r y’s Foods, Inc. which includes over 100 products. Under his leadership, Lawry’s
Richard N. Frank, Richard R. Frank, Arcadia Rotary Club president Imy Dulake Foods, Inc., now owned by the McCormick Company, grew from a fledgling family business into a multimillion dollar company. Franks’ son, Richard R., serves as president and CEO of Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc. and represents the third generation of the Frank family active in the management of the company. A grandson represents the fourth generation. “Both father and son have been active Rotarians in the Los Angeles Rotary Club and take pride in their restaurants, which are known for quality and
integrity,” said Arcadia Rotarian Eric Barter. “The Lawry’s story is quite an impressive testament to family and entrepreneurship over several generations,” added club vice president Brad Miller. “We are very pleased that both gentlemen took time out of their busy schedules to visit us this afternoon.” T he compa ny a lso owns the Five Crowns and Lawry’s Carvery restaurants with Lawry’s The Prime Rib also located in Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and several international locations.
About a dozen Monrovia officers and detectives descended upon a vacant building owned by the city of Monrovia on Duarte near California Friday afternoon when someone noticed the gate to the entrance had been cut open and a suspect seen on the grounds. Following investigation and after making entry to the building, no suspects were found as of 2:30pm. However, a vehicle nearby was discovered to be reported stolen. The Pasa-
dena Police air operations helicopter had to return for refueling after circling the
large industrial complex for over an hour searching for suspect(s).
Free Live Music at Westfield Santa Anita Every Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m., now through June 20, Westfield Santa Anita will feature live outdoor performances of local musical legends. “We are delighted to support local artists while celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Promenade Shops,” said Amanda Glover, director of marketing for Westfield Santa Anita. “The live performances are wonderful outing for the
whole family,” Glover added. “They are a great way to kick off the season and celebrate Father’s Day.” The performances are free and open to the public. The first concert is this Sunday, May 30 with a mix of Cuban, funk jazz and more, performed by José Espinoza’s Umbalaye Band. One of Los Angeles’ top musicians, José was a founding member of Ozomatli, helping form its unmistakable sound and cre-
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