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Approximately Arcadia Teacher Kelsey Brown Honored as 1000 Vie for One of L.A. County’s Teachers of the Year Coveted Rose Court
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For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2 The latest in the continuing Bell saga is the arrest of the former mayor and several of his colleagues in the misappropriation of city funds. It seems that finally, the residents of Bell will see justice served and hopefully
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Four Residents Accuse Sierra Madre of Violating Law
BY TERRY MILLER
ryouts for the 2011 Rose Queen and Royal Court were held last weekend at Tournament House, on Orange Grove where hundreds of area women hope for a chance at becoming the next Rose Queen, or at least be part of the Rose Court. The day we visited, Saturday, young women dressed in casual but elegant dresses waited patiently for their turn to speak for a few seconds with the initial judging panel. As is tradition, at least with Arcadia High School boys, a few young men decided to go through the process and giggle though the proceedings. “It’s a great way to meet girls…” quipped one Arcadia High senior as he waited for his chance to explain why he wants to be a Rose Queen. The young women and Tournament staff seem to take it all their
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Kelsey Brown beams after receiving her Los Angeles Teacher of the Year award Monday in Los Angeles. Brown is a Fifth-Grade teacher at Holly Avenue Elementary School in Arcadia. She is pictured her with her very proud father, Douglas - Photos by Terry Miller BY TERRY MILLER
s part of the annual Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year celebration luncheon Monday in Los Angeles, a special tribute was paid to Maggie Clark, the Monrovia Kin-
dergarten teacher who was killed in an automobile accident last May. The accident was allegedly caused by a man under the influence of a controlled substance who is now in jail. Accepting a Los Angeles County District Teacher
of The Year award posthumously for Maggie Clark was Mayflower principal Kirk McGinnis. McGinnis was flanked by County School board members and Jon Gundry who is the new interim Superintendent of schools for LACOE.
A Photo of Maggie Clark was projected on the giant screen when Communications Director Frank Kwan described what happened to the beloved teacher. Kwan announced that a donation
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funds from a bond measure approved in 2006. MHS Principal , Darvin Jackson, thanked the community for its support and “for investing in our Wildcats’ future.” He also pointed out that eventually, when the new track is installed, the facility will
The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce annual Taste of Arcadia drew rave reviews , by all accounts this year. The many fine restaurants and beverage providers who participated in actually ran out of supplies a little earlier due to the high volume of participants. 1,200 attendees from Arcadia and surrounding communities sampled a variety of food and delicious beverages while enjoying a spectacular evening at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. I usually have trouble enjoying many “cover
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New Field of Dreams: Wildcats Victorious in Home Opener 34-7 BY SUSAN MOTANDER Before the first home game of the season, Monrovia school board members and other local dignitaries gathered at the new football field for the official dedication. The new Wildcat Field at Don Montgomery Sports Complex is just the first nearly completed phase of the improvements at the High School with
previous mayor of Sierra Madre, Kurt Zimmerman, John Crawford, Anita Delmer, John Herrmann allege the city violated state law in the way it notified customers of a proposed water rate hike. At the last Sierra Madre council meeting, the four residents, one of whom is a former council candidate who was defeated in the last election, argue that the city did not provide nearly enough information needed for parcel owners to comprehend complicated water rates increases 45 days before a public hearing, as Proposition 218 requires. The 1996 ballot initiative amended the state's
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David J. Noriega 1959 - 2010 David J. Noriega, 51, passed away suddenly September 16, 2010. David was the owner of Dave’s Auto & Truck Dismantling, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Rita Catholic Church in Sierra Madre. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lorraine; his sons, David & Nicholas; daughters, Sara Pula & Olivia Noriega; brother,
striding. But, they were gorgeous cows. The last time I went to a fashion show the models glided gracefully up and down the runway to the soft, melodious strains of music such as A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody. A bit different. Thin, my Gawd they were thin. A pimple on a tummy would have made the only bump in the clothes. And legs, I’ve never seen legs so long. The girls were not particularly tall but their hipbones would have come up to my shoulder blades. Of course, you can’t see my shoulder blades or my hip-bones either for that matter. Theirs were quite pronounced. The mini-skirts they wore reminded me of my uncle. When mini-skirts first became popular, he commented that they should be called Texas Ranger Skirts. That’s because they don’t cover anything south of the border. These barely covered the border. My friends’s and my borders stretch over a broader area. We each recognized that fact. We looked at one another with perfect understanding. Our mouths said not a word but our expressions spoke volumes. We accepted that it was too late to try to cover our boarders with mini-skirts. We knew it was time to give it up and go for a drink and someting to eat.
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outreach campaign designed to educate the residents of city of Sierra Madre of the great importance of upgrading the aging city’s water infrastructure. The city did not receive enough protests recently to defeat the water rate increase proposal- however the city council - based on the sheer number of protests received - opted to postpone voting on a rate hike pending the outreach and more public input. The projected water rate hike, if approved, would raise water rates between about 33 percent and 37.5 percent over the next five years, depending on the water meter and the amount of water used.
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Senator Liu to Tour Small Businesses in Temple City California State Senator Carol Liu will tour small businesses along Las Tunas Drive in Temple City on Saturday (September 25, 2010). Las Tunas Drive is the hub of business activity in Temple City. Senator Liu will visit local businesses representing different indus-
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A free talk on new advancements in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease will be given by nationally recognized bioethicist, clinical professor of neurology, psychiatrist, author, and radio host Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, M.D. The discussion will take place at Monrovia Community Center Thursday, Oct 7, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and will last approximately 60 minutes, with the remainder reserved for questions and answers. The event, intended for local seniors, their offspring, and anyone concerned about Alzheimer’s, is sponsored by the Monrovia Providers Group. Dr. Fortanasce is the author of the best-selling book The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription. He will detail his four-part plan for preventing this disease that slowly debilitates so many seniors. Alzheimer’s is not just reserved for the elderly, however. Adults as young as 35 have been diagnosed with early symptoms. “No one likes to talk about this subject, but it is estimated that by age 85, one in two people have Alzheimer’s disease,” says Brian Lopez, a spokesman for Dr. Fortanasce. “Contrary to popular thinking, it can be prevented and slowed for many people.” The four part prevention prescription is called the “D.E.A.R. Plan.” The acronym stands for Diet, Exercise, Accentuating brain reserves, Rest and relaxation and stress management. Those who benefit
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most are people who have not yet developed symptoms, however patients already with the disease have also responded favorably. Copies of The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription will be available for sale at the event ($15/copy—all proceeds are donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.) Dr. Fortanasce will stay for book signing afterward. Dr. Fortanasce is ranked as one of the best physicians in America, has treated high-profile individuals such as Pope John Paul II and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Tommy Lasorda. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Today Show, Dr. Phil, Dateline, Good Morning America, CNN’s Paula Zahn Now, Hard Ball with Chris Matthews, XM satellite radio and scores of national and local television and radio shows. He’s been quoted in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated. Attendance is free, and light refreshments will be provided at no cost, compliments of Monrovia Providers Group. RSVP by calling 626-294-9941, or visit www.monroviaproviders.org. The Monrovia Community Center is located at 119 W Palm Ave, Monrovia, 91016. USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and many other prestigious publications. Frequently sought out as a medical expert, Dr. Fortanasce is a regular spokesperson on numer-
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Los Angeles Food Trucks to Park Next to Peacocks at 2nd Annual Pasadena Wine Festival The Second Annual Pasadena Wine Festival is on tap for October 9, 2010 at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia. After a very successful inaugural year, the festival features over 125 wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Spain, Chile, Argentina, France, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. Participants are not only offered unique wines but also a veritable gastromone of edible delights. Culinary creations from LA’s top gourmet
food trucks such as the Border Grill, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Worldfare Bustaurant, Dosa, Crepe’n Around, and the ever-popular Grilled Cheese Truck. Pala Casino will also be bringing their executive chef team to whip up delicious tidbits showcasing their restaurants. Gourmet cheeses from Somerdale, England and Champignon, Germany, as well as a delectable array of local cheeses from Real California Cheese will also be available. Live music throughout the festivities performed
will be performed by jazz great musicians including Byron Miller, José Espinosa and the Umbalaye Band and the Ryan Cross Experience. Hula hoop, throw around the Frisbee or watch the magic of the enormous hot air balloon as it lights up the sky. The Pasadena Wine Festival is held October 9. Tickets begin at $28.00 Tickets on sale now: www.PasadenaWineFestival.com Proceeds benefit the California Philharmonic and L.A. County Arboretum Foundation
A Tall Order Indeed…. Continued from page 1 get back much of the money that homeowners were overcharged for property taxes. The amounts are staggering for a small city. All eight defendants in the case are being held under a special provision of California law that requires each to show that any bail money they put up did not come from a tainted source. The one really good thing about this outrage is that all cities in California are now put on permanent notice that they have to be transparent . Many newspapers ( including Beacon Media) have filed Public Records and Freedom of Information Act requests with many cities. We came across this interesting note in the City of Monrovia City Manager’s Report this week regarding said requests, particular that of the Los Angeles Times: “LA Times Requests Lots
“Our Fish Come from the Finest Schools” of New Information Seeing as the Bell-scandal is the gift that keeps on giving, the LA Times is now requesting a great deal of information from (I believe) all cities. Specifically, the paper wants - going back to January 1, 2005 - all redevelopment agency documents relating to legal services, lobbying services, any professional services contracts over $10,000 a year, bond counsel and bond underwriting fees, any maintenance services contracts over $100,000 a year. They also want
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Friends of Foster Children Scholarships Help Students Pursue Higher Education BY CANDYCE COLUMBUS Fall finds many students returning to or beginning college studies. Most young people have the support of family, but this is not always the case for those who have been a part of the foster care system. Friends of Foster Children (FOFC) is an all volunteer organization that has been supporting children in the San Gabriel Valley foster care system, emancipated youths and local facilities for 35 years. In addition to the popular Sugar Plum holiday gift program, FOFC has been assisting aspiring students to pursue higher education through its scholarship program for more than 25 years. “Our committee works hard to create and maintain one-on-one relationships with our students, to offer moral support and encouragement, along with financial backing,” explains Chairman Steve Wittmer. “This personal touch is often what is needed to help the student succeed.” He continues, “Each student is assigned a ‘sponsor’ on the committee, a personal contact to whom he or she can address their questions and concerns. The FOFC Scholarship
Committee considers the mentor/sponsor aspect of the program to be an extremely important part of the plan to help the students succeed.” Since May 2003 a total of 29 scholarship recipients have received degrees. This year there are a total of 35 students participating in the FOFC scholarship program, including 32 renewal recipients who are studying a wide spectrum of majors. “One of our students should be completing her Masters Degree program this year, while seven students will be completing their fourth year of school.” Each autumn a “scholarship barbecue” is held for students, alumni, friends and committee members. The 18th annual barbecue was held at the Arcadia home of George and Donna Koutsakos Sunday, August 29, 2010. Record high attendance of 68 marked the informal gathering, including 17 students and
four alumni. At the barbecue all the students in attendance were presented with a gift of school supplies from the Pasadena Chapter of the National Charity League, as well as useful door prizes from computer printers to
pots and pans. “The FOFC scholarship has allowed me to stay in school,” explains Adam who is studying political science at UC San Diego. His brother Daniel, also a scholarship recipient is in his junior year studying psychology at UC Riverside and this year his younger brother, Andrew, is a first-
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Taste of Arcadia Brings Hundreds to Arboretum for Annual Shindig Continued from page 1 bands” at events like Taste of Arcadia for the reason that so many sound the same and seem to play the same darn songs with little or no feeling. This was most undeniably not the case with Cold Duck. As I entered the Arbo-
retum, at around 5:30 pm on Monday I could hear an incredible interpretation of “Only the Beginning” from the first Chicago album when the band was known as the Chicago Transit Authority. It is not an easy song to play. Prob-
ably one of my all time favorites……wish I still had my original double album vinyl .CTA were signed to Columbia Records late in 1967 and recorded their debut in late January 1969. By the end of The Chicago Transit Authority's ses-
sions, it was clear that the album would have to be a double. In their original incarnation, keyboardist Robert Lamm, guitarist Terry Kath and bassist Peter Cetera all shared lead vocals, while James Pankow, Lee Loughnane and
Walter Parazaider handled all brass and woodwinds and Danny Seraphine played drums. Kath's proficiency as a guitarist was so powerful that Jimi Hendrix became a key fan of Kath's playing Any band that can
The Arboretum has been home to the Taste of Arcadia for several years now - Photo by Terry Miller
play early Chicago Transit Authority material that well is ok in my book! Bring ‘em back next year! Ok. Now the food and the booze: It was plentiful and creative, there were a few people who complained about having to buy alcohol in addition to the price of admission. There were samples offered, however some said they were particularly paltry for a tasting event. However most people didn’t seem to mind, after all it was a fundraiser! Now to the main event: The Brazilian dancers - always the stars of the show - didn’t disappoint this year. In fact some very young children got into the spirit and danced with the two women to the delight of the audience. The Taste of Arcadia benefitted the Arcadia Red Cross, Foothill Unity Center as well as Arboretum Foundation.
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> The >rst phase connects to the current Gold Line at the Sierra Madre Villa Station. > Project will be constructed in two segments; Phase 2A, from East Pasadena through Azusa; Phase 2B, from Glendora to Montclair. > Grounding breaking was held June 24. For more information visit: metro.net/ foothillextension
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Measure R is funding new transportation projects and programs and accelerating those already in the pipeline. Over 30 years, it is projected to generate $40 billion for congestion relief projects. Here are some of the projects supported by Measure R.
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10 September 23 - September 29, 2010
San Gabriel Valley Teachers Honored as Teachers of the Year Maggie Clark , Monrovia Teacher Honoured Posthumously Continued from page 1
Accepting a Los Angeles County District Teacher of The Year award posthumously for Maggie Clark was Mayflower principal Kirk McGinnis. McGinnis was flanked by County School board members and Jon Gundry who is the new interim Superintendent of schools for LACOE. Photo by Terry Miller
has been made to Mothers against Drunk Driving in honor of Maggie Clark’s life. Over 80 Los Angeles County’s educators were honored Monday during the 2010-11 Teachers of the Year ceremony in Los Angeles at the Universal Hilton. Those honored were at the County District and Regional levels, respectively. Interim Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced the 16 County Teachers of the Year winners, which included seven from the San Gabriel Valley. “These hard-working teachers have been judged by their colleagues as exemplifying the very best in this wonderful profession of public education.” Emcee Frank Kwan then began the process of an-
nouncing all the winners and inviting them up on stage to receive their awards and have pictures taken. Those from San Gabriel Valley include: Kelsey Brown, Arcadia Unified SD Holly Avenue Elementary; Kimberly Opel, from Azusa Unified’s Foothill Middle; Beverly Gonzalez, Baldwin Park Unified’s Santa Fe School; Andrew King, from Hacienda La Puente Unified’s La Puente High; Tina Repetti Renzullo, kindergarten teacher from Pasadena Unified’s McKinley School; and Paul Groves, from South Pasadena Unified’s South Pasadena High. In addition to their certificates and several gifts from sponsors, a $1,000 cash prize courtesy of the California Credit Union.
September 23 - September 29, 2010
Seven San Gabriel Valley Teachers Honored by County Schools
Kimberly Opel from the Azusa School District was one of the 16 Teachers of the Year for the County of Los Angeles. Tina Repetti Renzullo, kindergarten teacher from Pasadena Unified’s McKinley School is flanked by Los Angeles County Interim Superintendant Jon R. Gundry and State Superintendent of Schools, Jack O’Connell - Photos by Terry Miller
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Paul Groves, from South Pasadena Unified’s South Pasadena High, reacts when he recieves the ceremonial check for $1000 after he was announced as one of the 16 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year
Elizabeth Bruny from Duarte School District was honored as one of the Los Angeles County District Teachers of the Year. Bruny teaches Special Education at Maxwell Elementerary in Duarte.
12 September 23 - September 29, 2010
Monrovia Celebrates new Athletic Field.... Continued from page 1 provide a place for community members to walk and run. School Board President Brian Wong also thanked the community for its support of the school with both the bond measure and by coming out that evening to join in the celebration of the new field. That sentiment was also echoed by Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz who called the improvements “a monument to what Monrovia can do when we put our mind to it. Head Football Coach Ryan Maddox , who in his three year tenure at MHS has amassed an impressive 23-5 record taking the team to three Rio Hondo League titles, also spoke thanking the community for its support of the schools. He closed his remarks saying “to show
our thanks we are going to beat Arcadia.” Culminating the dedication was a presentation of a check for $25,000 from the Monrovia Schools Foundation. John Wilson, president of the foundation said that this was “just the first check” and promised more to come. However, it was the Wildcat Football team itself which truly dedicated the field with an impressive 34-7 victory over their cross-town rivals, the Arcadia Apaches. During the first quarter there were some dramatic scrambled and several very accurate passes by both teams but neither team seemed able to maintain enough momentum to score. Finally, the Wildcats scored first and attempted but failed to run in the ball for a two point conversion making the first TD on the
new field one for the Wildcats. The ‘cats scored again with quarterback , Nick Bueno, running it in for the second MHS score in the first half. Arcadia quickly responded with a touchdown of its own so the half ended with the scoreboard reading 13 - 7. The second half of the game was all Monrovia with the Wildcats shutting out the Apaches. Monrovia scored three more times for a final score of 34 -7. What a nice way to say thank you to the community. After the game Bueno, #4, commented on the new field saying that he liked the artificial turf saying simply “It’s faster.” Derrick Johnson, #6, was even more enthusiastic about the new surface. “It’s like playing on air,” he said.
After the official Ribbon Curring for the new field of dreams, Principal Johnson cheered on his Wildcats starring Nick Bueno to a tremendous victory over cross town rivals Arcadia. The final score was 34 -7. Arcadia literally dropped this ball game- Photos by Terry Miller
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September 23 - September 29, 2010
Taraneth Salke To Speak on Women’s Health Issues in Afghanistan
Monrovia Wildcats to Face San Dimas...Again BY SUSAN MOTANDER Immediately after the Wildcat victory last Friday night against Arcadia, Monrovia’s Head Coach Ryan Maddox called his team together first to congratulate them on a good game, but also to remind them “Starting at 10 o’clock tomorrow it is all about San Dimas.” Monrovia will face the Saints this Friday night with a 7 p.m. kickoff at San Dimas. The game is especially significant for the Wildcats as they beat San Dimas last year
in preseason play, but lost to them in the CIF final at the end of the season, their only defeat of the year. Coach Maddox said the reason for preseason play, such as this game against San Dimas, is “to test yourself against the best.” He noted that the Wildcats loss to the Saints last year will make this even more significant. He explained that these nonleague games allowed the team to identify their weaknesses and hone their strengths.
Pasadena Art Night is Back On Friday, October 8th, 2010, 6-10 PM Art Night returns to Pasadena. Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most
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A Rare Opportunity to Hear First Hand Accounts of How Women are Dealing with Issues Many Take for Granted in the US The Arcadia Woman’s Club is slated to Host International Women’s Health Care Advocate, Taraneth Salke, who recently returned from her 17th trip to Afghanistan, working under the radar of the Taliban. Salke will discuss life in Afghanistan with astonishing and rare honesty as well as show images which will help illustrate what life, in actuality, is like for women in remote regions and villages in other parts of the world. Salke will be discussing her time living and working with the medical community in villages of Iran, Sierra Leon as well as Afghanistan. Taraneth Salke is the
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Monrovia Reads Schedules Fundraiser BY SUSAN MOTANDER Every Fall Monrovia Reads, the local literacy foundation holds a fund raiser. As usual, this year the event will be held on the evening of the day that local leaders read to elementary and middle school students throughout the school district. This year the reading event and fund raising dinner will be held on October 7. This semi annual Spaghetti Western dinner will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 924 West Huntington Drive in Monrovia and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for the pasta buffet dinner at just $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check to Monrovia Reads,
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Over the last several years, the Arcadia Library has created a series of READ™ posters patterned after the enormously successful American Library Association READ™ posters, that feature celebrities reading their favorite book. These posters are designed to encourage children to read, while celebrating the city of Arcadia and Arcadians. We’re pleased to say that our very own photographer, Terry Miller, has shot all of the READ posters in recent years for the city of Arcadia’s Library. The posters encourage young readers to get their free card, with which not only can you check out books, magazines, videos, CDs and DVDs. For detailed information on how to get your Arcadia Public Library card, please call 626-821-5571.
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Liu in TC for Small Business Monrovia to Hold a Creative Costuming with Sustainability Fair This Recycled Materials Go Frugal Walk Saturday, Sept. 25 Continued from page 5 trict. Most businesses in the and Green This Halloween! city are small, quaint, family BY SUSAN MOTANDER
In an effort to help Monrovia become a greener community, the City will hold a “Sustainability Fair” on Saturday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Library Park. The fair is the latest move by the City toward creating a greener more sustainable community which began with the City Council’s adoption of a set of Environmental Accords in 2007. The fair will feature a wide range of exhibits, workshops and entertainment all designed to encourage a greener more environmentally friendly community. Among the more than 50 exhibitors there will be a Low Emission Vehicle Show, and tours of the city’s new Library showcasing the green sensitive construction used throughout the building. For the youngsters there will be a children’s eco-play area and Radio Disney will be broadcasting live from the fair from noon to 2 p.m. Other features of the fair will be: •Energy Efficiency Workshops in the Library’s Community Room - held throughout the day. •Free Smart Gardening Workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to teach composting techniques. Discounted compost and worm bins will be available for sale in addition to an hourly drawing for a free bin for those who sign up. •“Last Chance Mercantile” for visitors who want to swap household items, toys, books, kitchen gadgets, clothing, electronics, etc. Anything which does not
find a home the day of the event will be donated to the Salvation Army. •Reuse fashion show put together by Old Town merchant AAAardvark. The show will feature Community Services Staff members as models for the gently used clothing and other items. The purpose of the show is learning to create a wardrobe with stylish, yet eco-friendly and reusable fashions. •The vehicle show will feature cars and other low emission vehicles such as buses. Some of these vehicles are fueled by hydrogen, compressed natural gas, and even solar power. The vehicles will be on Palm Avenue between Myrtle and Primrose in front of the Community Center. In addition to the City and its Monrovia Green Team, sponsors of the Fair include Foothill Transit, Athens Services, the Monrovia Animal Hospital, Bowden Development, Civiltec Engineering, Allan Company, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Bank of America Home Loans and Willdan Energy Solutions. Join the fun at the fair to learn more about Monrovia’s Environmental Accords. These accords are based on the United Nations’ Urban Environmental Accords, but have been specifically tailored to Monrovia. There are seven areas addressed by the accords: energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water.
Ceramic Art Programs for Kids Offered at Arcadia Recreation The City of Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to announce the fall Ceramic Art classes with the Paint ‘n’ Play Art Studio! Experience a diverse array of fall-themed ceramic projects. Siblings of all ages welcome. A total art studio experience! Ceramics For Kids is for children ages 6 and up.
Come experience, practice and learn “hand building” and ceramic glazing. This class will be creating a functional piece of art that will last a lifetime. Three sessions are offered from 3:30 – 5:00pm, $57.00 + $20.00 material fee: Session 1: Wednesdays, September 22 – October 6 Session 2: Wednesdays, October 13 – October 27
On Wednesday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sierra Madre Public Library, Holly Cleeland, author “Glue & Go Costumes for Kids: Super-Duper Designs,” will teach parents and children how to create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes with recycled and other readily available supplies, such as plastic cups and plates, cardboard boxes, fabric and foam core. Ms. Cleeland has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, the View with Barbara Walters, and KTLA 5
with Gayle Anderson. She has worked with the 99 Cent Only Stores and five of her creations have been licensed by Smart and Final. She is also the creator of Lawn Cheers, a line of popular outdoor holiday decorations. Three costumes, designed and constructed during the presentation, will be raffled off at the end of the program. For more information on this event, please call 626355-7186, or visit either the Library’s website at www. sierramadre.lib.ca.us
walk. “Small businesses are the engine of our state and our nation’s economic recovery,” said Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge. “Temple City has a wonderful array of women and minority owned businesses. It is the Legislature’s priority to support these small business owners with informed decisions and effective policy.” Home to growing Asian and Latino populations, Temple City is one of the most diverse communities in the 21st Senate Dis-
and minority owned stores that have thrived in the community for many years. Liu represents nearly 850,000 people in the 21st Senate District, which includes Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, San Gabriel, Temple City, and several City of Los Angeles communities. Event is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday (September 25, 2010). Participants will meet at the Temple City Chamber of Commerce Office on 9050 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780
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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD
For the period of Sunday, September 12, through Saturday, September 18, the Police Department responded to 1,043 calls for service of which 146 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, September 12: A grand theft auto occurred in the 400 block of West Palm between 9:00 p.m. on September 11 and 6:15 a.m. on September 12. Unknown suspect(s) entered a locked detached garage and stole a 2006 Chrysler 300. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., officers were called to the 200 block of West Colorado regarding a subject check. A transient was found sitting on a planter, and a consensual search led to the discovery of mail, California ID, checks/checkbooks, and personal documents belonging to 13 different individuals. Additionally, a pill bottle containing a green leafy substance resembling marijuana was found. A 33-year-old male African-American was taken into custody for receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, and outstanding warrants totaling $72,000. Monday, September 13: A traffic stop for an equipment violation was made at Baldwin and Las Tunas around 10:05 a.m. Two male Hispanic occupants were contacted and a consent search revealed bolt cutters and a carbide tipped cutting tool. A 29-year-old driver was arrested for possession of burglary tools and felony parole violation; a 24-year-old passenger was arrested for possession of burglary tools and a $26,000 outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a woman for theft around 6:21 p.m. While in a fitting room, the suspect concealed costume jewelry and bra in a bag. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 29-yearold Hispanic was taken into custody for petty theft with prior conviction. Tuesday, September 14: A victim came to the station around 1:19 p.m. to file a fraud report. He was notified by his credit union that there were five
fraudulent transactions to his checking account. Unknown suspect(s) obtained the victim’s debit card information by unknown means and made over $1,273 in unauthorized charges. Units responded to the 300 block of Arbolada around 7:51 p.m. regarding a possible burglary suspect in the area. Investigation revealed that a suspect entered a victim’s garage and stole a beer from a refrigerator and then fled on foot. A 23-yearold male Caucasian was later apprehended, and a private person’s arrest was made for residential burglary, trespassing, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Wednesday, September 15: Around 9:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to Temple City and Las Tunas in reference to a hit-and-run accident that occurred at Baldwin and Norman. A female driver struck another vehicle while making a left turn, and she left the scene without exchanging information. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 36-year-old Asian was taken into custody. A grand theft occurred in the 1100 block of Sunset between 8:00 a.m. and noon. Unknown suspect(s) stole a $1,500 bicycle that was stored in a locked detached garage. Thursday, September 16: A traffic stop for an equipment violation was conducted at Colorado Street and Baldwin around 12:19 p.m. Officers detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, and a consent search led to the discovery of marijuana. A record check also indicated that the 19-yearold male African-American driver had a suspended license, expired registration, and no proof of insurance. The man was arrested and later cited and released in the field. Between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., a male Hispanic suspect, 20-30 years of age, 5’7”, was caught on surveillance video stealing 8 pairs of yoga pants from a display at Victoria’s Secret. The total loss was over $422. Friday, September 17: Around 2:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to the emergency room at AMH regarding a robbery report. The victim advised that he was robbed at the Westfield Mall parking lot on September 15 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. He claimed
that 3 to 4 male Hispanic suspects, 17-18 years of age, approached him when he was getting his wallet out of a car. The suspects struck him in the back of his head and stomach, cut his forearm with a knife, and then stole his wallet. A victim came to the station around 1:18 p.m. to report a grand theft that occurred at Westfield Mall between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on September 16. The victim claimed that she was bumped by two female Hispanics while shopping at the mall. After the incident, she discovered that her wallet was missing. The victim later learned that her ATM and credit cards were used by the suspect(s). Saturday, September 18: Between 4:30 p.m. on September 17 and 8:30 a.m. on September 18, a grand theft and vandalism incident occurred at a construction site in the 100 block of West Longden. Unknown suspect(s) opened a locked gate by using a hidden key and then proceeded to vandalize one truck and stole about $1,900 in tools and construction equipment from another truck. A 19-year-old male Hispanic was arrested around 8:31 p.m. at the racetrack for possession of counterfeit $20 bills. During the Greek Festival, the suspect passed the fictitious bills to several vendors. Eighteen $20 counterfeit bills were found on his person.
Monrovia PD During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 596 service events, resulting in 105 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Residential Burglary On September 10 at 11:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 800 block of Bonita. The suspects entered the apartment through an opening near a window air conditioner. Once inside, the suspects ransacked the apartment and then left through a window. Investigation continuing. Vandalism On September 11 at 1:45 p.m., the window of
a white commercial Isuzu truck was broken out near Peck and Altern. A similar incident occurred involving a neighbor’s vehicle recently where the damage appeared to be caused by a BB gun. Investigation continuing. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On September 11 at 11:04 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Duarte and Myrtle noticed a vehicle pull over to the side of the road. The rear passenger opened the door and began to vomit. The officer stopped to investigate and noticed the passenger had been drinking. During the investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence, also, and was arrested. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On September 12 at 1:52 a.m., an officer was driving south on Myrtle and noticed a vehicle in front of him almost strike the curb. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver. During the investigation, the officer determined the driver was under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody. Petty Theft - Suspects Arrested On September 12 at 1:50 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called and reported subjects shoplifting in the store. Officers responded and detained the subjects as they exited through the doors. Loss prevention officers placed two of the subjects under private person’s arrest for petty theft. They were taken into custody. One of the suspects was later released on a citation and the other held on an outstanding warrant. Assault with a Deadly Weapon On September 13 at 8:15 a.m., an officer responded to a middle school in the 200 block of East Palm regarding two juveniles involved in a fight. The investigation revealed that the two students had exchanged words on an internet site. The suspect saw a picture of the victim that appeared as though he was displaying a gang sign. The victim denied belonging to a
gang, but the suspect sought him out. When the victim left school, the suspect approached the victim and assaulted him. The suspect was located and arrested. Drunk in Public / Receiving Stolen Property - Suspect Arrested On September 13 at 10:29 p.m., an officer responded to a call of an intoxicated subject on lower Myrtle. Officers located the subject and arrested him for drunk in public. The suspect was in possession of a stolen backpack, which was stolen from an elementary school earlier in the day. The suspect also had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. Noise Disturbance Suspect Arrested On September 14 at 12:24 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of West Walnut complained that the occupants of a residence next to them where having a small, but loud, party and were preventing them from sleeping. Officers responded and quieted the group, warning them to keep the noise level down. The neighbor called back a short time later complaining of loud noise again. The officers returned to discover the group was quite loud again. The neighbor chose to make a private person’s arrest of the responsible party and he was cited by the officer for violating the City’s noise ordinance. Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Traffic Collision On September 15 at 7:31 a.m., as a mother and son were walking north across Colorado in the 800 block, the mother was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound at approximately 25 miles per hour. The driver claimed she did not see the pedestrian because of glare from the sun. The mother was transported to a hospital for treatment. She sustained a two-inch laceration on the back of her head, requiring stitches, and minor bruises and abrasions on both arms and elbows. Burglary / Warrant Suspect Arrested On September 15 at 11:17 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a shoplifter in custody. The subject entered the store carrying a book bag and proceeded to place two tools in the bag and exit the store without paying. The suspect admitted he entered the store with the book bag with the intention
of taking the tools. He was charged with burglary and he also had an outstanding warrant, which was added to his charges. Suicide On September 15 at 4:16 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of El Sur regarding a medical assist. On arrival, they found a male subject sitting in a chair on the porch with a gunshot wound to his head. There was a revolver on the ground between his legs. The investigation revealed the subject had been unemployed for two years and was renting a room at the location. A neighbor reported hearing a large boom on Tuesday evening, which he believed was a vehicle backfiring or gunshot, but he did not call police. The death was determined to be suicide, due to a self inflicted gunshot wound. Possession of Marijuana On September 15 at 10:59 p.m., dispatch received a burglary alarm activation of a business in the 200 block of East Huntington. Officers responded and observed a black Honda Civic with two occupants directly in front of the location. As the officers approached, the vehicle sped away with no lights. The description of the vehicle was broadcast and officers located the car at Myrtle and Duarte. A traffic stop was completed and the female driver was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested for drunk driving and possession of marijuana in a vehicle. There was no evidence of attempt burglary at the business where the call originated; it was determined to be the cleaning crew that set off the alarm. Felony Vandalism / Felony Evading / Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer Suspects Arrested On September 15 at 11:20 p.m., dispatch received a call of a suspicious vehicle with two male and two female occupants in the area of Myrtle and Montana. Officers arrived in the area, but did not locate the vehicle. At 11:51 p.m., an officer spotted the vehicle and followed it. The officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver failed to yield. A pursuit ensued through the cities of Monrovia, Arcadia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre. The Foothill Air Support helicopter responded and observed the suspect turning off all lights
September 23 - September 29, 2010
POLICE BLOTTERS and parking on a small street in Arcadia. Officers located the vehicle and confronted the driver and passenger. The female driver attempted to back away from the officers and pinned the vehicle against a tree. She attempted to drive the vehicle toward one of the officers and then rammed into one of the police cars. The suspects were taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the suspects had been tagging graffiti at several locations in the city. Investigation continuing.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, September 12th, to Saturday September 18th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 273 calls for service.
Monday, September 13th: 6:19 PM – Residential Burglary, 400 block North Lima Street. Suspect(s) entered an open unlocked rear sliding door and stole jewelry from the master bedroom. The crime occurred Monday, 9/13 between 8:15 am and 5:50 pm. No estimated loss estimate was available. Thursday, September 16th: 7:06 PM – Auto Burglary, 110 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Only Place in Town. A male suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window of a parked SUV. He stole two nursing books and a brown Coach purse. The male suspect was wearing blue jeans and a white tee shirt. He got into a newer model, 4-door, dark green Scion being driven by a female driver who was wearing black leggings and a tan top. The car left southbound through the west parking lot. The crime occurred Thursday, 9/16 between 2:35 pm and 4:52 pm. The total loss was estimated at $950.00.
PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09252221-BL Order # 090133555-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2006. 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 Section 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 pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LINDA CHUNG, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 8/8/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1756576 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/13/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,029,445.70 The purported property address is: 6217 Ivar Avenue Temple City, CA 91780 Assessors Parcel No. 5386-010-021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not 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; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. 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. 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. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/16/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247-9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting
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on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3738880 09/23/2010, 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 437041CA Loan No. 3014611911 Title Order No. 137093 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1010-2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-14-2010 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-17-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20072363341, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: PAUL E. HARPER, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The 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 the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 153 IN TRACT NO. 16286, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 373, PAGES 3 TO 6 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $512,228.66 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5623 COCHIN AVENUE ARCADIA, CA 91006 APN Number: 8572-004020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 09-17-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA
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91311 ASAP# 3740419 09/23/2010, 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 732897CA Loan No. 3018555171 Title Order No. 3206-213535 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-13-2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-14-2010 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-21-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20072584854, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: THU N. NGUYEN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The 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 the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: THE NORTH 66 FEET OF THE SOUTH 147.75 FEET OF THE WEST 182.42 FEET OF THE WEST ½ OF THE NORTH ½ OF LOT 104 OF ARCADIA ACREAGE TRACT, IN THE CITY OF ARCADIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 10, PAGE 18 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,714,132.53 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1626 SOUTH 2ND AVENUE ARCADIA, CA 91006 APN Number: 5790-004016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 09-17-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE
AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3741349 09/23/2010, 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 13047-EY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/ licensee(s) are: BAR TWIST, INC, 48 E. HUNTINGTON DR, ARCADIA, CA 91006 Doing business as: BAR TWIST All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/ licensee(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/ applicant(s) is/are: SSLOUNGE INC, 601 E. DELMAR AVE, #407, PASADENA, CA 91101 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, GOODWILL, TRADE NAME, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE AND ABC ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE LICENSE #47-456343 and are located at: 48 E. HUNTINGTON DR, ARCADIA, CA 91006 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE, License Number: 47-456343 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: AMERICAN CLASSIC ESCROW, 13247 SOUTH ST, CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the anticipated sale date is OCTOBER 20 2010 The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $138,000.00, including inventory estimated at $8,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $138,000.00; TOTAL $138,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/ licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/ transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. BAR TWIST, INC, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) SSLOUNGE INC, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) PCTS LA155628 ARCADIA WEEKLY 9/23/10 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1260241-14 APN: 5773-016-161 TRA: 01887 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7618 REF: Choi, Ki Sook Lee IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 14, 2006. 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 October 13, 2010, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 20, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 0585997 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Ki Sook Lee Choi, A Married Woman, As Her Sole and Separate Property., 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: 200 South 3rd Avenue Unit A Arcadia CA 91006 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: $565,332.91. 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. 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: September 03, 2010. (R-341518 09/23/10, 09/30/10, 10/07/10) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE MAR INVESTMENTS LP VS TRACY DU CASE NO: GC032569 R Under a writ of Execution issued on 12/17/09. Out of the L. A. SUPERIOR COURT, PASADENA, of the NORTHEAST DISTRICT, County of Los Angeles, State of California, on a judgment entered on 08/13/04. In favor of MAR INVESTMENTS, L.P. DBA MAR CENTER and against DU, TRACY Q. AKA DU, TRACY QIAN; LE, WEI WAI showing a net balance of $ 1,845,445.31 actually due on said judgment. (Amount subject to revision) I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of said judgment debtor(s) in the property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, described as follows: LOT 3 IN TRACT NO. 6548, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 82, PAGE 45 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Commonly known as: 523 W. LE ROY AVENUE, ARCADIA CA 91007 Public notice is hereby given that I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States all the right, title and interest of the deb-tor(s) in the above described property or so much as will be sufficient to satisfy said writ or warrant with interest and all costs on 09/30/10, 10:00 AM at the following location. STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSE 111 N. HILL STREET, ROOM 125B LOS ANGELES, CA90012 (X) This sale is subject to a mini-mum bid in the amount of $1,350,000.00. (Subject to revision) Prospective bidders should refer to sections 701.510 to 701.680, inclusive, of the Code of Civil Procedure for provisions governing the terms, conditions and effect of the sale and the liability of defaulting bidders. Creditor’s Attorney STEVEN W. HASHIMOTO WONG & MAK, LLP 790 E. COLORADO BLVD, STE 790 PASADENA CA 91101 Dated: 09/01/10 Branch: Los Angeles LEROY D. BACA, Sheriff By: TIFFANY GARRARD, Deputy Operator Id: E279154 Para obtener esta informacion-traduccion en Espanol llame a este numero: (213) 974-6613 NOTE: IT IS A MISDEMEANOR TO TAKE DOWN OR DEFACE A POSTED NOTICE BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE. ( Penal Code section 616)
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