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Tournament of Roses Announces Paula Deen as Grand Marshal Santa Anita Slated to Open December 26 with New Track


tall applications are now being accepted for Santa Anita’s traditional winter/spring meeting, which opens Dec. 26. Currently closed for main track construction, Santa Anita is scheduled to reopen for training on Dec. 6.Stall applications are now available to horsemen at www.santaanita. com and at racetracks and training centers throughout California.  Applications are due to be returned to the Santa Anita Racing Office by Friday, Nov. 12. The 2010/2011 race meeting will be the first conducted on a dirt surface since the winter/spring of 2006/2007.  Along with the implementation of a Paula Deen shares the media spotlight with Tournament President Jeff Throop Tuesday morning. For details on Tuesday’s announce- Photo by Terry Miller natural dirt surface, it is es- ment and details of the upcoming parade please see page 14 timated there will be a 25 percent increase in overnight purses, making the upcoming meet even more attractive to local and outof-state horsemen. “With the return to natural dirt and the prospect of significantly higher purses, it makes it easier for us to attract quality barns,” said Racing Secretary Rick Hammerle.  “We’re already sensing a high degree of anticipation for this meet and we’ll be at the Breeders’ Cup next Paula Deen and the Rose Queen : Celebrity TV Chef Paula Deen poses with Rose Queen Evanne Friedmann - See week in Kentucky recruit- complete story on the announcement on Page 12 Photo by Terry Miller ing horsemen to come to Santa Anita this winter.  We’re very optimistic.” Director of Racing Mike Harlow echoed Hammerle’s sentiments, noting, “Anytime you’re asadena Police Chief tion breakfast at Brookside future is in enhanced techable to significantly inPhillip L. Sanchez Golf Club. nology more collaborative crease your purses across made inaugural The motto of the Foun- efforts with regional dethe board, it’s a good “State of the Police Depart- dation is ‘Helping Cops partments and the General thing.  Along with the fact ment” speech Thursday in give Kids Hope’. And that public. Sanchez stated a that we’ve resolved the sitfront of a breakfast group is exactly what they did with case in point when the deuation with the main track, of- politicians, council the premier presentation partment was desperately we expect a good response members, Police Depart- of the Bernard Melekian search for a missing three from horsemen this year.” ment employees and com- Outstanding Youth Award. year old boy last week. Santa Anita’s 76-day manders.. The recipient of the award, Sanchez also told the winter/spring meet will Sanchez proudly point- Anthony Atallah is a Police audience he would name run through April 17.  For ed out that an 8 percent Explorer. The Blair High an Assistant Chief from more information, horsedrop in Pasadena’s crime School senior received a within the dept. The anmen and fans are encourrate was indeed something check for $500. nouncement received thunaged to visit www.santato be proud of at the annual According to Sanchez, derous applause. or call (626) Pasadena Police Founda- the (police) department’s Please see page 4 574-RACE.

Pasadena's Chief of Police Gives State of the Dept. Speech at Police Foundation Breakfast

Pasadena Police Chief Presents Inaugural State of the Police Department Speech at Foundation Breakfast


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Comptroller Chiang Highlights Local Government Compensation California State Comptroller John Chiang’s office has updated their website with considerable detail on local government’s compensation within the state. The website: http://lgcr.sco. , will show you every city and every dept’s salary range therein. In a press release issued on August 3, 2010, Controller John Chiang announced new reporting requirements for all California cities and counties, directing them to clearly identify elected officials’ and public employees’ compensation. While many cities have posted some information on their websites, this website update from Chiang’s office is highly detailed and makes for some interesting reading. The reports are up to the minute as of Oct 21, 2010.

Huntington Hospital Celebrates 26th Annual Fall Food and Wine Festival In conjunction with the Parkway Grill, Huntington Hospital put on its elegant annual soiree Sunday evening to benefit Huntington Hospital’s Center for Trauma Care. President and CEO of Huntington Hospital, Stephen Ralph was on hand to personally greet the literally hundreds of guests who support this fundraiser every year. In addition to Huntington’s CEO, Bob and

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