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Monrovia Man Reunited with Stolen Truck after 38 Years

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Teacher Arrested on Numerous Counts of Child Molestation Monrovia Resident Wade Joseph Bughman Teaches at Duarte's Beardslee Elementary Beardslee Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Wade Joseph Bughman, 41, of Monrovia was arrested last Thursday and charged with at least 11 counts of child molestation, including continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 and forcible rape according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Bughman is being held on $2,100.000 bail at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. Monrovia Weekly spoke with Duarte Unified School

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Oak Tree Monrovia Chalk Festival Sets World Record Shows Off Will Run at The 18th annual PasaNew Public Santa Anita dena Chalk Festival held during the Father’s Day The Oak Tree Racing Art Projects Association weekend was the biggest in will conduct

Reunited 38 years later, Monrovian Harold Voelker is seen with his 1967 F-100 on First Ave. in Arcadia. - Photo By Terry Miller By terry Miller It took the police 38 yea rs, but t hey f ina lly found Monrovian Harold Voelker’s 1956 Ford F-100 truck which was stolen from Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. “ I w a s s h a k i n g ,” Volelker sa id when he got the call from Modesto Highway Patrol saying they believe they found the 1967 truck he reported stolen in the summer of 1972. Harold Voelker left the workplace en route home but couldn’t find his truck It was parked at Washington and Vermont in Los Angeles in the morning and by quitting time at 3pm, it was gone. The then 27 year old Voelker immediately filed a police report and got a call from authorities a few Continued on Page 15 400 S. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia CA 91007

Pasadena’s history. It also has made history as the World’s Largest Street “painting” festival deemed, albeit unofficially, by the famous Guinness Book of World Records. Organizers of the two day event said the famous festival attracted more than 100,000 people to two-day event the Paseo Colorado shopping center. The event was co-sponsored by the Paseo Colorado and the Light Bringer Project – which also hosts the annual Occasional Doo Dah Parade. About 600 artists of all ages and skills created over 170 pastel chalk murals with

You may have noticed the newly erected, inviting archway that welcomes one to old town Monrovia. Perhaps you’ve seen the Red Car depiction at Paragon. It is all part of a plan that’s working in major cities across the US and spearheaded locally by one of Monrovia’s councilmen. At the core of the community’s public art strategy is the Art in Public Places Ordinance that was adopted in 2004 at the urging of Council Member Joe Garcia. The Ordinance estab-

its 42nd annual meeting at Santa Anita Park, with opening day set for Sept. 29, it was announced at a meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) on Tuesday. Oak Tree, which had its lease with Santa Anita’s corporate owner, Magna I nter nat iona l Develop ment (MID) voided this past May, was originally inked to run at Santa Anita through 2016. At Tuesday’s CHRB meeting, MID Chairman Frank Stronach agreed to a special, one-year lease

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depicting everything from the old masters to cartoon characters such as Huckelberry Hound. Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records, who hovered around the artists like private eyes, determined the event to be the largest street-painting festival on record, according to Light Bringer Project President Tom Coston . Paseo Colorado’s Jodi Taylor-Zens said that the Guinness Book of Records company was very helpful in getting all the necessary paperwork completed to enter and submit the popular chalk fest for the prestigious title. Instead of flying over judges from England, the mall hired local official witnesses who acted on behalf of Guinness to help qualify the festival for their Book of World Records. The official notification may still take a few weeks, but officials are hopeful that the preliminary requirements have been met and that, in fact, the Pasadena Chalk Festival will be included in the next Guinness Book of Records.

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at 2:45, in full possession of a throbbing sciatica, I rang my trusty attentiongetting bell. I announced it was time to clean the pit before we went home. An organized chaos set upon the room. I sat at my desk. I was more than a little blighted as I thought of all the things I had wanted to do. Never enough time but maybe not enough energy and patience even if there were more time. Would the kids be prepared for jr. high? For life? What must I be sure to get to tomorrow? I was beat and really feeling down. A shadow fell over my desk, an arm went around my shoulder. Dori’s beaming face looked into mine and said, “Thanks for loving me.” Oooh, I was still beat, but no longer down. I share these words with Lisa and all the other bushed teachers. I first

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“Arcadia,” Stoppard’s Prize-Winning Play, Brings Summer Fare to Playhouse By Fran Syverson It’s not of t en t h a t a dra ma t raverses t wo centuries, yet is played out within the very same room with people of both era s concer n i ng t hemselves with the same scientific and philosophical theories. Yet this is just wha t happen s i n Tom St oppa rd’s “A rcad ia ,” now showing at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Sidley Park is the Coverlys’ large country house in England where lives cross paths in both centuries. The story is complex, and involves landscaping plans, trysts at the garden gazebo, challenges to duels, a precocious young woman’s scientific hypotheses, a hermit, research into long-lost persona l letters…and much more. With such intertwinings of themes, and with a cast of 13, happily the casting is excellent, and the acting is right on. Thomasina, the Coverly s’ w i l l f u l t een a ge daughter, persists in demanding answers from her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Alexandra Goodman, in her Playhouse debut, beautifully portrays Thomasina’s wide-ranging moods, from impetuous to wheedling to scholarly. The topic of “carnal embrace” comes up, despite its not being in her curriculum. Septimus (T.J. Marchbank) tries unsuccessfully to duck the question. Odd, as he himself readily admits to certain amorous adventures. In fact, he finds himself challenged to a duel by Ezra Chater, who wants to defend his wife’s dubious honor. As Mr. Chater, Phil Apoian, in his confrontation with Septimus, vacillates convincingly between jealous bravado and succumbing to flattery when Septimus seems to admire his poetry. Lady Croom (Kendra Chell) plans the re-do of her gardens with landscaper Richard Noakes, portrayed by Aaron Michael Jackson as a young man who is rather bumbling in her presence. She is the dominatrix of Sidley Park, carrying herself statuesquely, and attired in elegant period gowns. Indeed, the gorgeous, colorful, satinand-velvet costumes on both women and men are worth making the visit to “Arcadia.” Lace, high collars, boots, and décolleté

abound. The seven scenes in “Arcadia” alternate between the 1800s and 2000s. Present-day researchers arrive to try to authenticate slim pieces of information they have about the earlier Sidley Park residents and possible scandals. Gigi Bermingham is intense when she (as Hannah Jarvis) studies hermits, one of whom she thinks she spots, seemingly incongruously, in the landscaping plans. She and Bernard Nightingale, both scholars, differ widely on their views of the relative relevance of science and literature. Their differences culminate when Night inga le tries to do a rehearsal of a lecture and Hannah scorns his f laws in reasoning. Benjamin Burdick plays Nightingale with gusto throughout “Arcadia.” His

booming voice echoing his ego is the most easily understood in the cast, in part because of its volume. That lecture rehearsal is a high point in “Arcadia’s” comedy. Nightingale blusters on while his assistant Chloe Coverly (yes, a descendant of the earlier Coverlys) stands at an easel turning pages of his presentation. As Chloe, Felicia Tabrizi is virtually a caricature of glowing smiles of approval and (when Hannah interrupts) disapproving scowls. Va lent i ne C overly (Paul Romero) relies on his computer to try to analyze Thomasina’s findings of two centuries previous. John Combs as Jellaby the butler officiously carries out his duties, of which passing notes and love-letters to some of the guests is a part. Capt. Brice, portly

in his gold-buttoned jacket, is personified by Mark A. Cross. Shy, youthful Liam Swan, while playing primarily non-speaking roles as both Gus Coverly and Aug ustus Coverly, serves to connect the two

centuries of the story. Director Barbara Schofield and Don Bergmann designed the country estate setting. Estelle Campbell is stage manager, assisted by Laura Stahl. Jason Mullin is lighting designer. Barry Schwam is sound designer, and Rick Taylor sound tech. Light tech is Megan Laughlin. Bergmann headed the set construction. Bob Buechting is scenic artist; he is also on the construction crew with Justin Larsen, R ick Taylor a nd Brad Comeau. Anne Marie Atwan and Ruth Thompson are in charge of properties, and Alicen Lewis is property mistress. Alvin Ceballos handles dramaturgy. Valentino’s Costumes is cred ited w it h cost u me design, with Julie Bull as costume mistress. Producers are Christine Soldate and Estelle Campbell. John Johnson and Ward Calaway designed the program and layout. Donald Songster and Johnson did the production photography, and Kate VanDevender created the poster art. Philip Sokoloff is publicist.

Those who would like t o become acqua i nted ahead of time with the characters in this manyfaceted story might research “Arcadia” on the web. For those who would rather relax and bask in an evening of intellectual wit and repartee, as well as enjoy the setting that spans 200 years and the costumes that range from the elegant to the contemporary, “Arcadia” will continue at the Sierra Madre Playhouse weekends through July 31. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Admission is $20 general, $17 for seniors (65+) and students (13-17), and $12 for children 12 and under. The Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. City lots offer free parking. Pre- or post-theater dining at local restaurants on Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard can enhance your theater-going experience. For ticket reservations or more information, phone (626) 355-4318, or visit the website, www.sierramadreplayhouse.org , for online ticketing.


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Music Fulfills the Beauty of Sitka, Alaska By Bill Peters Sitka, Alaska is a special place. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and heavy forestation, the town of some 8,000 braces itself for the daily onslaught of cruise ship passengers that can add as many as 3,000 people to the small town during the summer and fall months—sort of like Catalina Island. But, after they depart, many of the folk of Sitka, plus outof-towners like my wife and I who visited all last week, settled down for the exceptional talents of musicians who have come to perform in the Sitka Summer Music Festival, a three-week affair held during the month of June. This year, the Festival, begun in 1972 by violinist Paul Rosenthal (who serves as Festival Artistic Director), tendered invitations to cellists Zuill Bailey, Eugene Osadchy and Armen Ksajikian; violinist Fredericke Saeijs; violists Marcus Thompson and Pamela Goldsmith; and pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Ursula Oppens to join him in concerts held at Harrigan Centennial Hall and in smaller, more casual concerts at a café, a church and aboard a boat. B e t w e e n Tu e s d a y night and Saturday night I attended the five music presentations of the week to hear as wide (wild?) a diversified prog ram as could be imagined. We heard the music of Peter Schickele, Eugene Ysaye, Alexander Borodin, Felix Mendelssohn, Francis Poulenc, Anton Arensky, Frederick Chopin, Robert Schumann, Gabriel Fauré and Johann Sebastian Bach. The Tuesday concert opened with cellists Bailey, Ksajikian and Osadchy performing Peter Schickele’s 2007 work “Three Cellos”. This composition was commissioned by our Pacific Serenades and was premiered at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena with Ksajikian joined by David Speltz and Brook Spelt z at t hat concer t. Here, while Ksajikian was comfortable, Bailey and Osadchy struggled with the contemporary take. But when in familiar territory, all participating musicians were tops throughout the week. Other numbers on the Tuesday night pro-

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Cellist Armen Ksajikian and the dancing bears! “I played Berlioz for the bears,” Ksajikian said. He gave a “private” recital to the orphaned bears at the Fortress of the Bear, Sitka, Alaska, from a seat above an abandoned clarifier tank once operated by the Alaska Pulp Corp. - Photo provided by the Daily Sitka Sentinel, Photo by James Poulson.

Sitka, Alaska from atop Castle Hill gram was Saeji performing sohn, the other by Poulenc. Ysaye’s Violin Sonata in E n semble work i n D-minor, Borodin’s String Schumann’s Piano QuarSextet in D-minor in an tet in E-flat major, heard at attractive rendition by Saei- the Friday night concert at js, Rosenthal, Goldsmith, Harrigan Hall with Saeji, Thompson and Osadchy Goldsmith, Osadchy and and Ksajikian; and con- Oppens, explored all the cluding with Lowenthal intricate themes with comand Oppens playing two passion. Pamela Goldsmith four-hand—or piano duet was the other local-to-San pieces, one by Mendels- Gabriel Valley musician

performing at the Festival: she is the principal violist with the Pasadena Symphony. The Festival offers free concerts. Two were presented, one Wednesday night at the small Larkspur Café, the other Friday at the Sitka Church of the Nazarene. Zuill Bailey, whose CD of Bach Cello

John and Marie Bruno a re celebr a t i ng 5 0 yea rs of ma r r iage t his week but t hey have a great deal more to celebrate this year. They are the joint recipients of the award as Monrovia’s Older Americans of the Year. John is 73; Mary is not, and the two of them are ret ired, but hardly ret i r i ng. W h i le ma ny people would be content with resting and relaxing in retirement, these two are still working to improve the world and explore it. Accord i ng to A my Gray of the San Gabriel Valley “Volunteers are the heart of the Meals on Wheels program” and the Brunos are a large part of that effort. They have been volunteers with the program for 5 years and John says that working with Marie and being a volunteer driver, “gives us a feeling of helping somebody.” A mong t hei r ot her activities, the Brunos are religious school teachers at Immaculate Conception Church They have also spent more than 10 years as volunteers at the church’s annual Fiesta work i ng i n t he It a l ia n Sausage Booth. Volunteering is a natural for Marie who has

been doing it since she was 15 years old. Natura lly when she ret ired from being a teacher’s a ide a nd Joh n ret i red f r o m wo r k i n g i n r e a l estate, their volunteer activities increased. The two also enjoy traveling and have visited Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Yugoslavia, Germany and France (Hawaii being a given). In addition Marie likes to garden and John spends time on the computer. The Brunos met when John accompanied a friend to Marie’s high school graduation party. Joh n say s t ha t he ha s been in love ever since. On the 25th, the duo will celebrate their golden anniversary by renewing their vows at Immaculate Conception Church and rejoicing with friends and family at a reception following the ceremony. Those at the Volunteer Center have a special message for the Brunos: “ T h a n k you fo r you r yea rs of volunteer ser vice as Meals on Wheels Drivers. The Meals on W heel s c l ient s , a lon g with the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, t ha n k bot h of you for g iving of your t ime so unselfishly. Monrovia so please to be where you call home.”

Suites is now No. 1 on the Billboard charts, was crammed into a corner of the Larkspur Café—these concerts all draw goodlysized and eager crowds—as he ran a Bach Prelude tutorial on the Prelude No. 1 in G-major. Bailey is now Associate Director of the Festival and is to take the reins as Artistic Director from Rosenthal in 2012. He will be splendid in the role given his easy-going manner of explaining the music. It doesn’t hurt, either, that he is a major talent. The smallish café produced unusual acoustics. As Bailey noted to the crowd, “The room is so live, I could feel the cello vibrating.” At the Church of the Nazarene Oppens, Lowenthal, and Saejis were heard in works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Fauré in what is called a Brown Bag Concert. The café attracted a young crowd

that sipped wine or drank beer and ordered food. The church sanctuary was populated by many families with youngsters and others who brought their lunches with them. All of the concert venues and many hotels and B&Bs are in the downtown area within easy walking distance. The last evening of the week was a sold-out fundraiser on Saturday night aboard Allen Marine’s St. Michael that offered a Haydn string quartet performed by Saeji, Rosenthal, Thompson and Ksajikian and more Bach from Zuill Bailey. There was the music, the catered salmon dinner, the wine, and the looming mountains, but an eagle spreading his wings, soaring past the boat, made the Sitka Summer Music Festival something quite special.


Relay For Life is a unique community event that allows individuals from all walks of life to join in the fight against cancer. Relay is the most successful not-for-profit event in the country. Since the inception of Relay For Life in 1985, more than one-half billion dollars have been raised. The event is a celebration of life for survivors, a memorial for loved ones lost, and a rally for the community to fight cancer.

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I have to say Fred and Valerie were right on the mark. Once I finished my sandwich I was pleasantly stuffed, but you know what? I had this great feeling that it was so good that I wanted another. No, I didn’t order another one, but I found myself looking at the menu for what to order next time. The restaurant itself is attached to a market in a residential neighborhood, right across from the park. Limited seating, and the menu includes: burgers, salads, soups (house made) and Hot Dogs. Sandwiches are served hot or cold. On the day I visited, I had the Jive Turkey ($6.95). It is made with turkey, provolone, red pepper, spinach and garlic mayo. I suspect the roasted bell pepper is what I fell in love with. It gives a new direction to the common turkey sandwich. I wouldn’t see myself eating a great steak and returning the next day for another steak, but the sandwiches here at the Market Grill are good enough for a weekly visit. Two things that I am always on the lookout for are freshly made burgers and restaurants that cut their own fries. They do the burgers here, so I have to put that on my list ($6.25) for next time, the menu describes the fries as natural cut. The gent behind the counter promised me they were good but I opted for the fresh fruit instead. Another item that I will return for is the New England Hot Dog ($4 range). I’m not big on hot dogs, but they make their own New England Style

Bun. All and all, two way thumbs up. I will return soon! Thanks for the tip Fred and Valerie. I received a response from my inquiry on Market Grill that that I think it is very insightful. Closing in on Independence Day, it reminds me of the type of American boldness and common belief; The Right Idea will always prevail. Even with that assurance of belief, one must feel as though they are risking their own head when they sign the piece of paper to open a restaurant these turbulent times. Here is some of the email that I am sure will move you as it did me. The comments are by David Rivanis, the Father and Father-in-law of the two fledgling entrepreneurs. First, he discusses his thoughts, and secondly, the beliefs of the two young restaurant operators. “What do you do when half your family is unemployed as a result of the worst recession in American history?  You open up a restaurant, right?   I know it sounds crazy but that’s how The Market Grill Monrovia started.” “Their philosophy that good food should be affordable was a sound one. They wanted to bring that type of restaurant to the neighborhood in which they lived. It would be a soup, salad, sandwich shop and bakery where everything was made from scratch the old fashioned way.”  Market Grill 525 Shamrock Monrovia (626) 3034314  

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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge By Greg Aragon An evening at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge is much more than a gourmet dinner; it is a getaway, with great atmosphere, music and incredible dancers. A friend and I recently discovered Samba while strolling down the bustling promenade of Universal CityWalk, trying to choose between a myriad of dining options. The decision was tough until we stopped to watch indoor skydivers hover inside a giant wind tunnel at iFly Hollywood. It was then we caught the amazing aroma of grilled meat - Brazilian style. The allure of Churrasco (Portuguese for barbecue) was so great that we now seemed to hover as we made our way to the sizzling steakhouse a few yards away. Opened in November, Samba is a self-described upscale, trendy steakhouse with a Brazilian twist. Besides a feast of deliciously skewered Churrasco meats, the restaurant offers a Caipirinha cocktail bar and free nightly entertainment with colorful Samba dancers and lively Brazilian and Latin music. Our experience began at the Caipirinha bar, where we learned about Brazil’s national drink from Christine the bartender. Made with cachaca, a Brazilian rum, the spirit tastes like a cross between tequila and rum. The bar offers more than 20 different Caipirinha’s,

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all made with fresh fruits and unique flavors. For an introduction to Caipirinha, Christine made us a sweet and powerful drink with Jalapeño Cucumber and Mango. After sipping Caipirinha and listening to bossa nova at the bar, our hostess Sasha took us to a table by the window, told us the Samba game plan, and then pointed us to the salad bar to begin our feast. Knowing a plethora of succulent meats was on the way, I limited my plate to rice and beans, beet salad, and ceviche, with oysters, calamari, shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, shallots and lime. The chef also surprised us his special minifish tacos. We then turned a salt-shaker-looking piece of wood upside down on our table which signaled the churrasco procession to begin. Before we knew it, we were besieged by men in yellow shirts, cutting suc-

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The Social Whirl

Arcadia Woman’s Club Directors Installed by District President 96-Year-Old Organization Takes Sweepstakes Award An elegant tea and beautiful installation ceremony highlighted t he accomplishments of the historic Arcadia Woman’s Club. Toby Kahan, district president, officiated as installing officer. She cong ratulated t he club on winning the Sweepstakes Award at District for increasing membership by 43 percent in one year. Kahan used worthy women of history to relate to each office holder. She reported on the latest actions of the State and National Federation of Woman’s Club and how it relates to improving lives of women and children. The afternoon started with a champagne recep-

Arcadia Woman’s Club board of directors installed June 2nd: (seated l-r) Carol Anne Donahey, Toby Kahman (district president), Floretta Lauber (president), Mary Foley and Phyllis Bird. (Standing l-r) Barbara Lampman, Millie Balance, Valerie Kates, Mable Fenoglio, and Donna Osgood. Alice Tangney out of town.

Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Honors Donna Summer, Carpenters and Jean-Yves Thibaudet My friend and I attended the exciting opening night with picnic dinner in hand and reserved seats. We joined two buses from Arcadia for a thrilling night under the stars. What a perfect birthday (mine). The official launch of the 89th Hollywood Bowl brought stars and talent to the iconic venue, Friday, June 18, 8:30 p.m. This year’s inductees, pop culture icon Donna Summer, the legendary Carpenters (accepted by Richard Carpenter) and world-renowned

tion while enjoying beautiful harp music by Bonnie Mohr, followed by adjournment to the dining room where the ceremony took place. Each officer was presented a gift from the District president and long stemmed, pale pink and ivory colored roses from their club president, Floretta Lauber, assisted by Mari Clavern. A bountiful tea followed. The president, assisted by Enid Ottem, presented ever y chairman a nd worker w it h cora l colored roses. Board members taking office with President Floretta Lauber as she begins her second term were: C a rol A n ne Dona hey, first vice president; Mary Foley, second vice president; Phyllis Bird, third

By Floretta Lauber vice president; Barbara Lampman, secretary; Valerie Kates, corresponding secretary; Mabel Fenoglio, treasurer; Donna Osgood, first trustee; Millie Balance, second trustee; Alice Tangney, director at large, and Virginia Holzer, parliamentarian. The club is working on its big summer party, August 8th. Invitations will be available July 5th. Save the date.

Sierra Madre Civic Club Installs President

pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, as well as presenters multiple Grammy winning musician, composer and producer Herb Alpert (one of my favorites), acclaimed music producer David Foster, film and television actress Victoria Tennant, and producer, choreographer and television personality Nigel Lythgoe, made for a memorable evening. Video montages of each honoree were shown on the venue’s four large screens, celebrating their career achievements. The closing fireworks were awesome.

Girl Scouts Hold Musical Fashion Show On Sunday, June 6th, Cadette Girl Scout Troop 765 of Arcadia held a Musical Fashion Show that was themed “Caterpillar by Day, Butterfly by Night,” in effort to raise money for Haiti relief. The show had a live band, “Strauss”, which featured one of the scouts in the troop. Girls modeled their own outfits which illustrated transitions including: Hippie to Hip, Malt Shop to Coffee Shop, Barn Dance to Ballroom, Gritty to Pretty, Stay In or Go Out and Rags to Riches. The girls sold raff le tickets, giving attendees the chance to win items that were donated by local merchants. Expenses for the production were paid for by Girl Scout Cookie sales that the troop earned over the past two years. The event raised

(L-r) Carol Cerrina, 2010-11 president of Sierra Madre Civic Club, receives gavel from retiring president Amy Putnam, who served as installing officer.

Girls and leaders from Troop 765: (Top left to right) Becky Rees (leader), Ariana Arzani, Abby Rees, Emily Renfrew, Alexis Black, Sophia Moritz, Katie Mazer, Celeste Utley, Simone Bishara, Lily Tabuchi, Carolyn Tsui, Beth Gerber (leader). (Bottom left to right) Julie Poladian, Victoria Black, Allie Hisey, Megan Gerber, Alyssa Mazer, and Kimberly Long over $1,50 0 which was donated to Hope for Haiti and World Vision. All sixteen girls in the troop, ages

13-14, earned their Silver Award, the highest award that can be achieved at this level of scouting.

Carol Cerrina was installed president of Sierra Madre Civic Club at its installation dinner held May 20 at the Monrovian Restaurant. Cerrina has been a member for 10 years, holding many chairmanships. Recently retired as a school counselor after 30 years in education, she has two daughters and two granddaughters. Susan Clifton, a past president, was installing officer and also installed the following board of directors members: Anita Thompson, Karma Bell, Jean Coleman, Linda Wochnik, Joan Spears, Debbie Sheridan, Sue Quinn, Ruth Torres, Nancy Shollenberger, and Pat Alcorn. Amy Putnam, retiring president, received a standing ovation from the large crowd present in tribute to her very productive, successful year. Among gifts she received were scrapbooks of memorabilia

collected by Mary Lou Caldwell as a chronology of her presidential year. A gift also has been made to Sierra Madre Public Library in her name of the eight volume 1894-1909 Land of Sunshine by journalist/ historian Charles Fletcher Lummis. A special evening highlight was the awarding of an Honorary Life Membership to Sue Quinn. In her many services to the club as a past president, several times a board member, she has “showed us a path of excellence,” stated Putnam as she made the presentation. Quinn is also chair and guiding spirit of the Civic Club Shoppe, where knitted items and other handmade creations by members are sold, contributing for several years, income to the treasury for the club’s philanthropy giving. Chairing the festive evening were Karma Bell and Jean Coleman.

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Monrovia Man Reunited with Stolen Truck

Harold Voelker sits in the cab of his 1967 Ford F-100. he says the truck is in better shape now that when it was stolen 30 years ago. - Photo by Terry Miller

Continued from the First Page weeks later. Once before, police thought they had found the stolen truck. “We found your truck,” one chipper officer told him, and an elated Voelker went to reclaim his automobile. But it was a false alarm. The thieves had switched the license plates, and the original pink slip and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) simply did not match the number on the truck. The years passed and Voelker went on with his life: oil painting and collect ing ca rs as well as working for ABC TV on the show “Castle”. What, I asked, did Harold Voelker do for the studios? “Transportation” he quipped! W hile Voelker was chatting to the Monrovia Weekly, he kept getting interrupted by numerous well-wishers who heard the news via the grapevine including a local insurance company representative who wants to insure the 1967 classic. Perhaps it wa s h i s good sense of humor and

strong family that includes seven grandchildren that kept him going until he received a call last week from a car theft specialist at the California Highway Patrol in Modesto, Officer Greg Bennett. Bennett knew immediately that he had the correct man after some clever police work that dated way before computer records were kept. Talk about cold case files. Voelker drove up to Modesto from Southern California with his wife, Valerie to get the vehicle and was stunned to find the vehicle in such excellent condition, an unusual occurrence in the case of stolen cars. Voel ker proved he owned the truck beyond any reasonable doubt as, amazingly, he still had the original pink slip in his possession from the original purchase back in 1967. Thanks to an honest Modesto couple – albeit a bit upset about having to give the truck away to its rightful owner – and a keenly diligent officer in Modesto, Voelker is again in possession of his beloved F-100. Since the theft in 1972,

the truck has had at least t wo different “ow ners” including the couple that surrendered the Ford plus a Modesto woman who was given the truck by her father in Texas and had owned it for 11 years. Two weeks ago, when the Modesto couple took the pickup to the DMV in Modesto for it’s annual registration, a DMV official was suspicious of the VIN number and sent them to the CHP office in Sa lina s for a closer look. According to the CHP, the vehicle’s original VIN had been covered with a false number. But the VIN number on the truck’s door didn’t m a t c h t he one i n t he cabin interior. No t e v e r y t h i n g i s back the way it was, however. When it was stolen t he t r uc k w a s yel low, since then, it has been painted a pristine white. Accord i ng to Voel ker, someone must have really put some money into the truck. it now has alloy wheels and has even had a brand new engine put in since it was stolen. “It’s better than when I last had it in 1972,” said Voelker.

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Continued from the First Page lished the mechanisms for the funding, acquisition, and maintenance of new public art in various public locations in Monrovia. L a st Wed nesday, a small reception was held at the sites of the newest public arts projects to introducing community members and city officials to the artists responsible for

Other Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0089898 Title Order No. 09-8255647 APN No. 8527-008-012 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/13/2007. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ALI Z LAGHAB, AND LINDA LAGHAB, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/13/2007 and recorded 02/23/07, as Instrument No. 20070391321, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/08/2010 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: 247 EL CIELO LANE, BRADBURY, CA, 910101112. 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 $2,129,621.37. 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

the projects. Council members Joe Garcia and Tom Adams were among those present to explain the concept and importance of art in public places. Funding comes both from donations and new construction, with the ordinance requiring that both residential and commercial developers, whose projects are valued at $1 million or more, pay to the city 1% of

each project’s cost in support of public art – or donate art of a similar value. For example, a $1 million development nets $10,000 toward Monrovia’s public art fund. Paragon owners the Urba n Housi ng Group contributed over $225,000 to meet their Public Art contribution. The program is administered by an Art in Public Places Commit-

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: 09/25/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.100656 6/10, 6/17, 6/24/2010

is purported to be: 826 OCEAN VIEW AVENUE, 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 $775,329.47. 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: 06/10/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.100301 6/10, 6/17, 6/24/2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100033091 Title Order No. 10-8-131464 APN No. 8518-043-004 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/11/2005. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by AURORA VANDENBERGHE, A WIDOW, dated 04/11/2005 and recorded 04/19/05, as Instrument No. 05 0899460, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/08/2010 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

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARY C. RAUCH Case No. GP015290 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MARY C. RAUCH A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Russell B. Rauch in the Superior Court of California, County of

tee made up of Planning, Historic Preservation and Community Services Commissioners, along with a City Council Member and a member of the public at large. The Committee considers the works to be funded and recommends them to the City Council. The new Old Town Gateway Arch, and “The Stop” by artist Walter Redondo – a tribute to the Red Car terminal that once occupied the site – were both funded by $225,000 from the now open Paragon apartment development on Myrtle Avenue, between Olive and Walnut Avenues, as was the complex’s wrought iron entrance gate. Other projects include t he restored Bea r Mural from Monrovia’s old post office now displayed above the Heritage Room at Monrovia’s new Public Library, the iris-painted utility box near the corner of Myrtle and Colorado in Old Town and a second box at Myrtle and Lemon Avenues painted with lemons and a glass mosaic created by youths in Monrovia’s Encompass program, now on display in the Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Avenue. LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Russell B. Rauch be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 30, 2010 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. A located at 300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hear-ing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Re-quest for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: CRAIG D LUCAS ESQ SBN 068362 LAW OFFICE OF

Pasadena Makes Music

Anita Mansfield and her band which includes a terrific violinist Rachel Grace rocked the Lake Avenue stage for 45 minutes Saturday afternoon. – Photo by Terry Miller Pasadena proved once traditional Irish band. again that the music in this This festival of sound city is indeed world class. On also featured an eclectic six Saturday the city turned into main stage line up of artists a massive musical playground including MTV Video Music as hundreds of musicians Award winning dance pop came to play for a free twelve- indie sensation Matt & Kim hour music festival. and Los Angeles-based funk/ Make Music Pasadena soul group Breakestra. included more than 50 conThe fest was presented certs showcasing national art- by the Old Pasadena Manists, along with homegrown agement District and Levitt and emerging artists such as Pavilions Free Music Across Anita and the Yanks, a local, America. CRAIG D LUCAS 301 E COLORADO BLVD STE 325 PASADENA CA 91101 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1252050-10 APN: 5385-023-002 TRA: 09251 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8891 REF: Ly, Steven IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 26, 2008. 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. On July 14, 2010, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 04, 2008, as Inst. No. 20080204301 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Steven T. Ly, A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property And Kenneth Yu And Annie Duong, Husband And Wife, All As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check 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 At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California, 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 described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2105 South Baldwin Avenue Arcadia CA 91007-8171 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $424,504.77. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and I The timefrarne for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 The undersigned loan servicer authorizes Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation to execute the Notice of Sale on its behalf containing or attaching the above declaration required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54 regarding its exemption from California Civil Code section 2923.52. Citimortgage Inc. By: Aaron Menne, Title: Vp For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: June 04, 2010. (R321559 06/24/10, 07/01/10, 07/08/10)


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