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Controller Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Helps Villa Esperanza’s Releases Celebrate their 50th Anniversary in Pasadena More Local Government Payroll Figures State Controller John Chiang today unveiled an updated website showing the salary, pension benefits and other employee compensation for several hundred local transit, waste disposal, and fire and police protection districts. “Californians were offered instant access to salary information in their own communities when I launched the first public payroll site of city and county compensation last fall,” said Chiang. “Posting this information allows California residents to see where their public dollars are being spent and to better hold their local agencies accountable.” Last October, the Controller collected and posted wage information for more than 600,000 city and county employees. He then ordered special districts across the state to report the same information. Compensation information for employees of special districts is being collected and posted on the website in four phases. The first phase – launched today – includes more than $3 billion in payroll reported by 693 local agencies. The next phase will include land reclamation and levee maintenance, health, hospital and water agencies. The Local Government Compensation Reporting website covers elected officials as well as public employees. It includes the following information for each position: •Minimum and maximum salary ranges; •Actual wages paid; •The applicable retirement formula; •Any contributions by the employer to the employee’s share of pension costs; •Any contributions by the employer to the employee’s deferred compensation plan; and •Any employer payments for the employee’s health, vision and dental pre-

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Dr. Temple Grandin makes a point when she visited Villa Esperanza last Thursday. Grandin is world famous for overcoming tremendous obstacles as an autistic child. She gained even more fame in a recent HBO movie starring Clair Danes as Temple Grandin. Photos by-Terry Miller

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emple Grandin arrived in Pasadena last Thursday evening to speak at an Autism Conference at the Pasadena Hilton last Friday. Gradin has gained fame as an Autistic adult who overcame tremendous obstacles – she was recently the subject of an award-winning HBO movie starring Claire Daines. Temple Grandin, Ph.D. who has battled autism her entire life, the facility for special-needs and autistic clients Thursday night. The executives at Villa Esperanza, parents and staff were delighted to have Dr. Grandin visit. Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for

meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone

and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling. She has also developed an objective scoring system for assessing handling of cattle and pigs at meat plants. This scoring system is being used by many large corpora-

tions to improve animal welfare. Other areas of research are: cattle temperament, environmental enrichment for pigs, re-

ducing dark cutters and bruises, bull fertility, training procedures, and effective stunning methods for cattle and pigs at meat plants. She obtained her B.A. at Frankin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D in Ani-

mal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989. Today she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare. In 1961 a group of mothers had a vision. They believed their special needs children deserved quality care and education and founded one of the first schools in Los Angeles County for children with Down syndrome. This school (that would later become Villa Esperanza) was a response to community needs unfulfilled because no public schools offered programs for children with developmental disabilities. The school was then known as Pasadena Retarded Children’s Foundation. Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Autism and other disabilities can be fought with hard work, Grandin spoke eloquently of her

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he divisive decision by Mayor Amundson to bring Focus on Family’s H.B. London to Arcadia in March is having some significant repercussion in the community. During Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, nine area residents spoke passionately and powerfully about Mayor Amundson’s decicision to have city funds pay for a speaker from the anti-gay organization such as Focus on Family at the community breakfast in March. Their statements were both honest and moving, and two speakers got choked up to the point of tears during public comment. The Arcadia GSA showed up in force with a number of students, two of whom gave passionate statements. Arcadia resident and junior at Arcadia High School

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Residents still Questioning County Decision BY TERRY MILLER The enduring struggle continues to get more complex in an effort to get accurate information regarding what led up to the destruction of over 200 trees, a woodland wildlife area in Arcadia last month. Deeply concerned residents and others have expressed concern that there has been a cover-up of sorts with regard to dissemination of public information on this particular matter. Dept of Fish and Game’s Kelly Schmoker

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The way my life has been going recently impels me to once again take up the subject of getting old. I guess I won’t call it “getting old”. I’ll refer to it as “the aging process.” Sounds better. The aging process is something everyone anywhere in the world can relate to. It starts the day we are born and runs at fast speed for a time. Watching little newborn bodies age into miniature adult bodies is delightful and fascinating. Their acute hearing allows them to react to sound immediately. Then they begin to discern the direction from which it is coming. Soon they begin to recognize voices, and other sounds become familiar. Their eyes first see light, then shape. Then they follow motion and begin to focus. Little fists begin to grab and hold tight. Limber fingers grasp tiny

objects. Legs grow strong and feet take on a purpose. Minds grow sharp and language develops. That tiny newborn body becomes the miniature adult body that has now only to grow and experience. All part of the aging process. The process continues at a relatively moderate pace with reasonably moderate change then, before we can believe it, we begin to realize we are approaching the other end of the timeline. Fascinating maybe, but not so delightful. The process begins to reverse, slowly at first. Perhaps slowly is the key word in the reversal process. We begin to slow down, can’t move as fast and can’t accomplish as much. Familiar sounds begin to garble. Acute hearing begins to wane and disappear. Light dims and shapes become shadows. Focus becomes dependent

upon bifocals and trifocals. Once limber fingers become stiff, and complaining knuckles sometimes cause fists to become permanent. Grasping tiny objects becomes a memory. Legs grow weaker instead of stronger and the main purpose of the feet seems to be to hurt. The body begins to bend, shrink and ache. If we’re lucky, the mind continues to experience, but it takes more effort. Everything does. It’s part of the aging process. I’m willing to call it “the aging process” but no matter what I call it, I’m beginning to get old. This is one beginning I’m not sure I’m going to enjoy. But since it is part of the process, I guess I’ll have to take it in stride, then adjust the stride as needed. I’m sure, now and then, I’ll feel impelled to tell you how I’m coping as I proceed.

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New City Logo Discussed Vulan Scores Major Victory Asuza voted in support Azusa Rock Quarry mining at Council Meeting of a new mining plan during plan, its supporters and the

At the request of City Council Member Tom Adams, the new city logo which Mayor Mary Ann Lutz had unveiled just last week at the State of the City Address was discussed at the Council Meeting on Tuesday. Earlier in the week, Adams said that he had requested the item be added to the agenda as neither he nor any of the other council members had been consulted about

the proposed change. T h e council did not make a decision on Tuesday, but requested that a full staff report be made on the logo and its potential costs. At a future date, the item will again appear on the agenda for a full discussion by the council with input from the citizens. A date has not yet been set for that item to reappear on the council agenda according to City Clerk Alice Atkins. City Spokesman, Dan Bell said the plan was not to roll out the logo until the celebration of the 125 anniversary of the founding of the city in 1886.

Focus on Mayor Continued from page 1 Willa Zhang made the following statement Tuesday night… “My concern tonight is regarding the proposed keynote speaker at this year’s Mayor’s Community Breakfast, Mr. H.B. London, Jr. As vice president of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, Mr. London represents an organization with a marked intolerance towards lesbian,

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a special election last Tuesday. The margin was more than 2-to-1, with 1,972 voting for Measure A and only 945 opposing it. Turnout was extremely low at about 17 percent. The results of the election mark a major victory for Vulcan Materials Co.’s

four City Council members who had approved it last July. A group of residents called Azusans Against Mining Expansion said it simply couldn’t battle the large Vulcan corporation. A lawsuit filed has been filed by Duarte and a hearing is scheduled for March.

Opportunities to Serve Groups for Duarte Youth and Family Master Plan The Duarte Youth & Family Committee is inviting applications from community members who would like to work on one of four task groups to implement the Duarte Youth and Family Master Plan. Developed over a 10-month period with the input of more than 1,000 community members, adults and youth, the Youth and Family Master Plan is a roadmap for public, nonprofit and private agencies, as well as the community-at-large, to build a better future for youth and families in Duarte. The responsibility to implement the action steps falls to the entire community. Opportunities are open to serve on the Committee’s Annual Report Card Task Group; Youth and Family Committee Action Steps Task Group, charged with ensuring specific designated action steps are initiated and benchmarks achieved; Communication and Media Task Group; and Initiator Followup Task Group. Youth and Family Master Plan recommendations,

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guage, such as speaking in an overly formal manner or in a monotone, or taking figures of speech literally socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior and the inability to interact successfully with peers problems with nonverbal communication, including the restricted use of gestures, limited or inappropriate facial expressions, or a peculiar, stiff gaze clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements as is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Parents usually sense there is something unusual about a child with AS by the time of his or her third birthday, and some children may ex-

hibit symptoms as early as infancy. Unlike children with autism, children with AS retain their early language skills. Motor development delays – crawling or walking late, clumsiness – are sometimes the first indicator of the disorder. Grandin is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. She designed humane cattle-handling facilities and equipment used a great deal of cattle ranches in the United States. The HB0 film, with Clare Danes as Temple Grandin, was a stunning success for all involved and help raise awareness on a complex subject. It’s been really exciting - but increased her work, Grandin said of all the publicity after the film was aired. A great deal of advancements have taken place to benefit the developmentally disabled community since Villa Esperanza Services opened the first independent day school in Pasadena in 1961 for children with

Villa Esperanza Continued from page 1 struggles. Grandin, who didn’t talk until she was 3 ½, spoke in articulate but tough terms about how parents and teachers have to relate to those with autism. In the 50’s there were not the distractions we have such as video games…however there was also more stigma attached to diseases of the mind and subsequently Autism was often labeled as retardation. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950, and her parents were told to hospitalize her. At that time, she said, many children with the condition were labeled severely retarded. Since then, she said, autism’s “full spectrum,” has been realized, including those with Asperger’s, the highly focused children like Grandin. Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by: limited interests or an unusual preoccupation with a particular subject to the exclusion of other activities repetitive routines or rituals peculiarities in speech and lan-

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Arcadia Trainers Remember Jack La Lanne

Jack LaLanne’s legacy lives on with a couple that has been training people for the last 50 years. Sarah and Harry Sneider have followed Jack from the 1960’s when he had his own TV show for 37 years. Jack asked Harry and Sarah to appear on The Jack LaLanne Show in 1974 about individuals overcoming adversity. Harry Sneider, being disabled with a fused hip, could only use the other leg to set a world record of 490 lbs on his good leg. Jack asked the audience “What are your excuses for not trying to stay physically fit?” In 1980, Jack invited the Sneiders to his Hollywood Hills home. There he endorsed their program called

“Resistive Rebounding”. The Sneiders put together a book called “The Olympic Trainer” using rebounders and soft hand-held weights that is an excellent fitness program for the entire family. Jack is pictured in their book doing exercises that he highly recommended. In 1992 Harry and Sarah were invited to The White House for the Great American Workout that was promoted by President George H. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger was the Chairman for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Jack was there on The White House Lawn performing pushups and other exercises along with Harry

Sneider who was attempting to break the world record in the bench press with fellow Arcadian Bob Wieland. The Sneiders last saw Jack at a Jack LaLanne Juicer promotion. One of the last things that Jack told us, “It’s against my image to get sick or die.” Jack lived to be 96 years of age and helped millions of people to health, wellness, and happiness. He is a lifelong inspiration to the all of us! The Sneiders are currently professional trainers that follow Jack’s principles with their clients. They would enjoy helping anyone who needs their services. You can reach them at 626355-8964 or email harrysneider@earthlink.net.

Sierra Madre Healthy Family Fun and Walk with the Mayor The Community and Personnel Services Department will be starting the Healthy Family Fun program again for 2011! The Healthy Family Fun program focuses on monthly outdoor activities for families to enjoy together. Such activities will include: the Huck Finn Fishing Derby, Mount Wilson Trail Race

Kids Fun Run, Capture the Flag, Historic Bike Ride and a monthly Walk with the Mayor just to name a few. The Walk with the Mayor will begin on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Each Walk with the Mayor will be held the first Saturday of every month in 2011. Please meet at Sierra Vista Park at

9:00am for a stroll with Sierra Madre Mayor Joe Mosca for the March activity. There is no need to register for the activity, just show up with your walking shoes and plenty of questions for Mayor Mosca to answer! For more information on Healthy Family Fun please call 626-355-5278.

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth Visits Los Angeles at San Perdro

BY TERRY MILLER Queen Elizabeth, the Cunard luxury cruise liner, that joined the historic fleet in October 2010 made its maiden voyage to Los Angeles in San Pedro on Saturday. The Capt. Joked that it was a bit difficult to dock the rather imposing piece of maritime machinery in the early morning fog that shrouded San Pedro early Saturday morning. In addition to this, he quipped, we “had to back in.” Among those on hand to meet and greet the magnificant ship later in the day when the sun finally retirned were Dame Barbara Hay, HM Cosul General Los Angeles and Janice Hahn, Councilwoman District 15. Prior to the champagne reception and speeches, there was a brief tour of the overwhelming and beautiful ship which included a peek at the new Veranda dining room with its spectacular attention to fine and exquisite detail. Those who might have sailed on the legendary Queen Mary will get a cer-

tain goose bump effect when first seeing these stylish appointments. The Royal Court theatre is truly one of the most incredible theatres I’ve ever seen, on land or at sea. One can only imagine how Her Majesty must have enjoyed a presentation here a mere few months ago at the official launching. We were, by the way shown exactly where Her Majesty sat during this Royal Performance at sea. After the tour, invited guests were treated to a special reception and presentation of plaque(S) to Queen Elizabeth’s Captain, J. Burgess. Speeches by Cunard VIPs and local government helped send Queen Elizabeth on her round the world tour in a style one can only say is Cunard! Elegant, dignified and truly Majestic in every sense of the word. The impressive Queen Elizabeth relives, in modern glamour, the high society and fashionable decor of the 1930s and 1940s. Grace ornate rooms whose rich

woods and art recalls the heritage of the first Cunarder to bear her name. Images and features from her predecessors, Queen Elizabeth and QE2 as well as the Queen Mary, sit comfortably alongside her modern charm in the halls of history aboard this marvelous vessel. As we disembarked, a few of us thought of stowing aboard for the duration of the world cruise. A wonderful thought, but none of us had packed a tooth brush or change of clothes. Oh well, next time!

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Pat Harvey, Journalist and News Anchor, Guest Speaker for 7th Annual Dollars for Scholars Pat Harvey has been a broadcast journalist for KCAL for 20 years and the co-author for CBS2 News at 7 and 11 p.m. She also helped launch CNN Headline News in Atlanta as one of its original anchors in 1981, and in 1985 she anchored Chicago Superstation WGN’s newscast. Her investigative reports and documentaries have placed a spotlight on national and international topics of justice, health, politics,

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religion, and race that are issues of concern to Southern California and the world. She is the co-chair of the Good News Foundation, which raises money for various causes and awards annual scholarships to deserving future broadcast journalists. Harvey has won 18 Emmy Awards and five Golden Mikes. She was awarded the Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Joseph M. Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Press Club, the Genii Award for Excellence in Television Broadcasting from the Southern California Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television, and the Golden Mike for Lifetime Achievement from the Radio and Television News Association. In 2002, she was chosen to carry the Olympic torch through downtown Los Angeles. Harvey is married to Ken Lombard and cares for her daughter, Michelle, sister and nephew.

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ing animal mating, dating and co-habitating, is presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) on Sunday, February 13, 5-7 p.m. in the zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium. The lighthearted affair begins with a reception featuring tempting desserts and alluring wines, followed by a provocative presentation by zoo veteran Jason Jacobs, with insights about the pros and cons of relationships vs. staying single in the animal kingdom. Proceeds from

the fund-raiser, the second annual, support the zoo’s mission of wildlife preservation and conservation. The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, in Griffith Park, at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Tickets are $25 per person for GLAZA members, and $35 per person for nonmembers. (Adults only.) Seating is limited, and reservations are required by February 9. Call (323-6446042) or visit www.lazoo. org for online reservations.

Sierra Madre Garden Club to Arcadia Historical Museum Feature Cactus and Succulents Presents Travel to Egypt Cacti and succulents will be the subject of a slide program at Sierra Madre Garden Club’s dinner meeting on Monday, February 14, 6 p.m., at Memorial Park Hart Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. The public is invited. The program will be presented by Tom Vermilion, a member and past president of the San Gabriel Valley Cactus and Succulent Society. He has been growing these versatile plants for 40 years.

They are considered easy to grow, ideal for droughtresistant conditions and their variety of exotic shapes often with showy flowers make them ideal for the garden or handsome accents when grown in containers. Cost of the catered dinner is $9 with reservations needed by calling “Snooky” Greger at (626) 355-0606. If you would like to skip dinner and come just for the program, come by 6:45, and there is no charge.

The Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum presents travel

with us to Egypt to learn about its history and culture on February 12, 12:30 p.m. On this journey, your family will make an Egyptian dessert, learn about the process of mummification, make a cartouche with your name written in hieroglyphs, make your very own mummy, and many more fun activities. The museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.4 p.m.

One Night Only! ‘Fibber McGee and Molly' at Sierra Madre Playhouse February 6 Fibber McGee and Molly was one of the most popular comedies of the Golden Days of Radio, enduring from 1935-1959. The fun is being recreated by actors of Bill Martyn’s Special Mark Productions in a mock radio broadcast on Sunday, February 2, at 7 p.m. Fibber McGee was a likable fellow frequently getting himself into some sort of trouble, patiently endured and soothed by his loving wife, Molly. Their home at 79 Wistful Vista was frequently visited by a comical assortment of characters (in every sense of that word). The actors will recreate the original broadcasts complete with commercials and sound effects. The show’s most famous running gag was the overstuffed hallway

closet, which would burst with a cacophonous downpour of stuff when anyone opened it. Radio episodes being recreated include Fibber the Magician (1948), Molly the Dressmaker (1949), Fibber and Molly Braid a Rug (1952), and Fibber and the I.R.S. (1952). The actors of Special Mark Productions play roles originally made famous by Marian and Jim Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Harold Peary, Gale Gordon, Bea Benedaret, Arthur Q. Brian, Bill Thompson, and Cliff Arquette. The series’ head writer and co-creator was Donald Quinn. Fibber McGee and Molly would have endured into the 60s, but bur Marian Jordan’s failing health. Now, for one more

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The fabulous Big Band Show Saturday, January 29 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was almost a sell-out. “A cocktail for the Ears,” the singing group Ready, Willing and Mobil, seen here after the show, (l-r) Peter Neuschal, Caroline McLean, Bobby Hundley (producer), Kate Walker, and Jim Campbell.


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Annual Meeting Features Historic Mt. Wilson Trail The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society invites you to attend its annual meeting on Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m., at Methodist Church Hartzell Hall, located at the corner of W. Sierra Madre blvd. and Michillinda Ave., with parking north of the church. Enter parking lot from Michillinda with Hartzell Hall a few steps away. There is no charge for the evening and refreshments will be served. Local resident, Dan Richter, will present a slide program about the historic Mt. Wilson Trail, the oldest trail this side of the San Gabriel Mountains. Richter is truly a “mountain man” who has hiked the trail for 20 years, has climbed several mountain peaks and is an active member of Sierra Club. He has had a long career in the theatre as a mime, actor, director, choreographer, author, and for two decades, a Hollywood producer.

Also to be introduced will be Maurice Orme, Historical Society member whose family owned Lizzie’s Trail Inn and Richardson House from 1938 until its closing in 1948. These are museums now operated by the Society and located at the start of the Trail. The Ormes were related to “Lizzie” McElwain, who ran the popular restaurant from 1925 to 1938 when she sold due to poor health. This year, 2011, is a significant year for the Society as it will celebrate its 80th birthday. The annual meeting is the first event planned for the year. The Society’s recent publication, a prize winning history of the city titled Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre, will be available for sale that evening. For additional information, call Phyllis Chapman at (626) 355-3928.

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www.Camerons4Fish.com First Lady Martha Washington to Pay a Visit First Lady Martha Dandridge Custis Washington will visit Arcadia when historical portrayer Debbie McIntosh presents her Women in History program to the California Retired Teachers’ Association #71 (CalRTA) on Friday, February 11, at the group’s 11:30 a.m. luncheon meeting at the Senior Center Building in Arcadia Park, 405 W. Santa Anita Ave.,

Arcadia, next to the Lawn Bowling Greens. A native of San Diego, McIntosh attended USC where she received a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in International Relations. Her career included work for JPL/Caltech/NASA as a personal representative and a technical writer/ editor. Currently, she is the owner/founder of “History through the Eyes of

President of the SGVMT, Sally Baldwin, with long-time supporters and donors are Dr. Annie and Dr. Tim Siu, Bill Payne and producer Bobby Hundley, who reports the group is operating in the black. Congratulations. Such a great addition to this area.

Women,” in which she portrays over 30 historical women, including her popular portrayal of Betsy Ross for school children. At Forest Lawn Memorial Park, she is a lecturer on art and history. McIntosh’s portrayal of Martha Washington will follow the young Martha from widowhood to her marriage to General George Washington, and then to her White House years as First Lady to our first president. Guests are welcome to come enjoy the CalRTA luncheon and Debbie McIntosh’s impersonation of Martha Washington. Cost of the luncheon for members and guests is $10. Reservation deadline is Friday, February 4. For luncheon information, call John Gera at (626) 286-0714. Membership in the California Retired Teachers’ Association is open to all retired educators, as well as to any others interested in joining this active group, which now numbers 534 members in CalRTA #71 (SGV).


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Temple Grandin Visits Villa Esperanza Continued from page 4 Down syndrome. Today, developmentally disabled individuals are no longer secluded but are visible members of the community where they work, attend school and live in homes in the neighborhood. Villa Esperanza Services has been at the forefront of creating programs to give the developmentally disabled the chance to learn, work and play

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with others. Today, Villa serves 24 school districts and over 41 cities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Through the years the school gained widespread community support and in 1966 the name was changed to Villa Esperanza, meaning “House of Hope.” As the children grew, Villa expanded its vision to include adult residential, vocational, day programs and new locations in Ventura County. In 2000, “Services” was added to Villa’s name to reflect a new vision of providing a range of services to a diverse, disabled population across the age continuum. The Adult Day Programs and Care Management program were added to serve aging developmentally disabled adults, as well as vulnerable, at-risk adults and seniors. talk until she was 3 ½, spoke in articulate but tough terms about how parents and teachers have to relate to those with autism. In the 50’s there were not the distractions we have such as video games…however there was also more stigma attached to diseases of the mind and subsequently Autism was often labeled as retardation. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950, and her parents were told to hospitalize her. At that time, she said, many children with the condition were labeled severely retarded. Since then, she said, autism’s “full spectrum,” has been realized, including those with Asperger’s, the highly focused children like Grandin. Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by: limited interests or an unusual preoccupation with a particular subject to the exclusion of other activities repetitive routines or rituals peculiarities in speech and language, such as speaking in an overly formal manner or in a monotone, or taking figures of speech literally socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior and the inability to interact successfully with peers problems with nonverbal communication, in-

cluding the restricted use of gestures, limited or inappropriate facial expressions, or a peculiar, stiff gaze clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements as is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Parents usually sense there is something unusual about a child with AS by the time of his or her third birthday, and some children may exhibit symptoms as early as infancy. Unlike children with autism, children with AS retain their early language skills. Motor development delays – crawling or walking late, clumsiness – are sometimes the first indicator of the disorder. Grandin is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. She designed humane cattle-handling facilities and equipment used a great deal of cattle ranches in the United States. The HB0 film, with Clare Danes as Temple Grandin, was a stunning success for all involved and help raise awareness on a complex subject. It’s been really exciting - but increased her work, Grandin said of all the publicity after the film

was aired. A great deal of advancements have taken place to benefit the developmentally disabled community since Villa Esperanza Services opened the first independent day school in Pasadena in 1961 for children with Down syndrome. Today, developmentally disabled individuals are no longer secluded but are visible members of the community where they work, attend school and live in homes in the neighborhood. Villa Esperanza Services has been at the forefront of creating programs to give the developmentally disabled the chance to learn, work and play with others. Today, Villa serves 24 school districts and over 41 cities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Through the years the school gained widespread community support and in 1966 the name was changed to Villa Esperanza, meaning “House of Hope.” As the children grew, Villa expanded its vision to include adult residential, vocational, day programs and new locations in Ventura County. In 2000, “Services” was added to Villa’s name to reflect a new vision of providing a range of services to a diverse, disabled population across the age continuum. The Adult Day Programs and Care Management program were added to serve aging developmentally disabled adults, as well as vulnerable, at-risk adults and seniors.

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Rosemead High Girls Win Two More Varsity Games Rosemead High School Lady Panthers girls’ varsity basketball team won 40-28 against visiting El Monte on Jan. 26, and then won 40-28 at South El Monte on Jan. 28, to improve to 6-0 in Mission Valley League action and 1111 overall. Rosemead’s junior varsity team won both MVL games to also improve to 6-0 in league. Rosemead’s frosh-soph team lost 32-22 at St. Matthias on Jan. 28.

Sophomore guards Melody Gauthier and Sydney Hua continue to pace the Lady Panthers as Gauthier had 17 points, four rebounds, three blocked shots, five steals and five assists against El Monte, while Hua added four points, six steals and four rebounds. Priscilla Franco contributed six points, nine rebounds and two steals for Rosemead, while teammate Kim Hong added six points and six rebounds. Rosemead led 13-7 at the half, and 24-14

after three quarters. Salina Samario with nine points and Aileen Giang with eight points led El Monte. Hua led Rosemead with 12 points, seven rebounds, and 14 steals against South El Monte. Gauthier added seven points, 10 rebounds, four blocked shots, six steals and seven assists. South El Monte led 2318 at halftime. Then, Rosemead outscored South El Monte 22-6 in the second half to win.

“Travelers & Collectors” Season Premier in Sierra Madre Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular “armchair travelers” series will kick off on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Sierra Madre City Hall Chambers with, “Exploring West Africa: Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin,” presented by Gary and Kathy Symons. The Symons explored exotic sites from Cotanou to Timbuktu, capturing on film the teeming markets, colorful tribal dances, and fascinating social customs and religious traditions of these three former slave nations. Intrepid and seasoned travelers, the Symons

never present a superficial, “tour-guide” view of the sites they visit. Their broad-minded respect of diverse cultures enables them to present a deeper behind-the-scenes glimpse into the day-to-day lives and customs of indigenous peoples. Travelers & Collectors is held the second Friday of the month, February through May, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sierra Madre City Hall Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. All programs are free and open to the public. A schedule is available at the Library

Service Desk, and can also be found on the Library website, www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us. Travelers & Collectors is sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library. For more information please call Catriona Shafer at (626) 355-7186.

Controller Targets more Local Governments Continued from page 1 mium benefits. In addition, the website shows employees who hold multiple positions within a single local government. Postings are updated weekly with any new information received. Eighty percent of all special districts in the first phase successfully followed the new reporting requirements. A list of agencies that failed to file in time for today’s launch can also be found on his website. Each non-complying agency could face a penalty of $5,000. The Controller antici-

away from the heart while the vein returns it. Vascular disease includes diseases of the arteries and veins and blood disorders that affect circulation. It is the leading cause of heart attack and strokes. Dr. Herman will talk about the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options that are currently available. If you would like to attend this free health presentation reservations are required. Please call Arcadia Senior Services 626.574.5130 before February 17 or for additional information. This is for individuals 50 years of age and older.

with any new information received. Eighty percent of all special districts in the first phase successfully followed the new reporting requirements. A list of agencies that failed to file in time for today’s launch can also be found on his website. Each non-complying agency could face a penalty of $5,000. The Controller anticipates completing the website with all special district information, along with compensation for state employees, in June of 2011.

Senior Lunch Program in Temple City Hot lunches will be served at the Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue Street, beginning February 14. Meals are available to persons age 60 or over, and their spouse regardless of age when the older person accompanies the spouse to the Center. Meals are also available to disabled persons under age 60 who live with persons over the age of 60 and who are accompanied by the

Heart Attack Risks with Vascular Disease Arcadia Senior Services Division in partnership with Methodist Hospital is having Scott Herman, MD Cardiologist be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, February 22 at 1:30pm. The lecture will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. At this free health presentation Dr. Herman will talk about the risk factors that can lead to heart attacks. Vascular disease includes any condition that affects the circulatory system. As the heart beats, it pumps blood through a system of blood vessels called the circulatory system. The vessels are elastic tubes that carry blood

pates completing the website with all special district information, along with compensation for state employees, in June of 2011. costs; •Any contributions by the employer to the employee’s deferred compensation plan; and •Any employer payments for the employee’s health, vision and dental premium benefits. In addition, the website shows employees who hold multiple positions within a single local government. Postings are updated weekly

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older person to the Center. Suggested donation for each meal is $2. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance and can be made in person at the Live Oak Park Community Center or by calling (626) 579-0461. Reservations will be held until 11:45 a.m. After 11:45 a.m. all available meals will be offered to seniors on the waiting list. Lunch will be served at 12 noon.

The senior lunch program is administered by the YWCA San Gabriel Valley Senior Services and is funded in part by the City of Temple City and the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging through the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended. For additional information on the meal program, please call Leila Soltis, (626) 579-0461, or (626) 285-2171 ext. 2357.

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NASCAR was Smokin’ Saturday Night

Photos by Bill Harrington Crashes, fires, and smoke filled the track at the Toyota All-Star Showdown this past weekend. Jason Bowles was the victor for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown K&N Pro Series


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Tournmanent House Offers Free Tours of the Former Wrigley Mansion

Darrell Wallace Jr. is 17 years old. In 2010, driving for Revolution Racing, he finished third in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season standings as a rookie. He became the youngest race winner in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East history, and first African-American winner in series history. He earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Driver Sergio Pena also 17 qualified Revolution Racing on the pole for the 2010 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in its debut race as a team. Pena finished second in 2010.

Tournament House, operating headquarters of the annual Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO, will re-open for house tours on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Complimentary guided tours begin at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. The general public is invited to tour the former home of famous chewing gum manufacturer William Wrigley Jr., as well as the Wrigley Gardens. Free public tours of Tournament House, located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., will be offered every Thursday between the months of February and August. Tournament of Roses® enthusiasts and history buffs alike will have the opportunity to take a walking tour of

the majestic 21-room, 18,500-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style house. Tours are conducted by Tournament of Roses volunteers well-versed in the organization’s 122-year-history as well as in the architectural details of the 104-year-old mansion, designed by Architect G. Lawrence Stimson. The interior of the house features richly paneled rooms, inlaid marble floors and ornate molded plaster ceilings. Exhibited items of interest are crowns and tiaras worn by former Rose Queens® and Princesses, Rose Bowl Game trophies and memorabilia, and historic photographs. Among the highlights of the tour is a one-of-a-kind Waterford rose bowl commissioned for the centennial of the Tournament of Roses and the formal portrait

of the reigning Rose Queen by Nick Boswell Portraiture. Outside of the House, the Centennial Rose Garden features the All-America Rose Selections (AARS) awardwinning Tournament of Roses rose developed especially for the Tournament of Roses Centennial. Surrounding Tournament House are the Wrigley Gardens, which feature a 4½-acre floral display of more than 1,500 varieties of roses, camellias and annuals. Tournament House serves as the permanent headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, a non-profit, 935-member volunteer organization that is dedicated to bringing America’s New Year Celebration® – the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game – to the world.


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Trainer tips

BY LYNDA LINFORTH You know the recurring dream you have in the weeks leading up to an exam where you finally open the paper, read the first 20 questions and realize you have studied the wrong subject? The same principle applies for the panic induced wake-up from the ‘wedding dress doesn’t fit on your wedding day’ nightmare. Every bride wants to look their best on their special day but with so many other things calling for her attention, exercise is often put on the back burner. Here are some pointers to help brides stay on track through one of the most stressful months of a woman’s life.

Exercise is a great stress reliever With all of the unhealthy choices for relieving stress such as comfort food, excess alcohol and just pulling the covers over your head instead of facing your future mother in law, exercise improves your immune system, releases serotonin (the feel-good brain chemical) and burns fat. Treat the conclusion of each session as a small triumph: one more step towards your goals and one more step away from getting sick from stress. Maximize your workouts by performing multi muscles exercises It is no surprise that the ‘glamour muscles’ are the ones brides want to improve but you cannot spot train only certain areas. Shapely biceps and deltoids, a prominent collar bone and non-waving triceps are the order of the Day but to achieve these results, we need to work the body as an entire fat burning, muscle building machine. Do not be afraid of building muscle as that is what creates tone and muscle burns fat when you sleep. Perform-

ing multi muscle exercises not only saves on time but pushes you into fat burning mode by blasting more calories in less time. Do push-ups targeting the chest, triceps, shoulders and core instead of weighted triceps extensions and jump squats targeting the quads, glutes and hamstrings instead of the hamstring curl machine. Set a realistic goals The size of your goal should be proportionate to the time available and avoid disappointment by setting feasible goals. Realistic: you have a year before your big day and 50lbs to lose. Unrealistic: thinking you can just crash diet three weeks before the wedding to fine tune your figure. Realistic: you have 90 days and want to lose a couple of dress sizes and tone. Unrealistic: buying the non-returnable dress in a dress size you have never been before in your life. Enlist help from professionals and friends You hire professionals for almost every aspect of your wedding: cake baker, photographer and florist so why not hire a professional for your body to maximize

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Residents and Media Request Official Information from Fish and Game on Alteration Permit for Santa Anita Dam Riser Modification and Sediment Removal Project Continued from page 1

Julia Posin (above) spent the night in jail recently in an effort to save 11 acres of Arcadia woodlands. (Below) Christle Balvin makes a point at a special meeting at Eaton Canyon Nature Center Saturday morning. -Photos by Terry Miller

has apparently asserted that DF&G never approved the destruction of the woodland, had not granted the required Stream Alteration Permit for the project, and did not accept the 4.9 acre hillside parcel nor the seedlings planted in Big Tujunga as sufficient mitigation for the loss of the woodland! We are working on confirmation of this and the allegation that the Arcadia Highland Homeowner’s Assoc. recently wrote a letter thanking the DPW for doing its job to protect public safety by removing the woodland. In addition to this newspaper group; Cam stone has also filed a request for public records addressed to California Dept of Fish and Game’s Kelly Schmoker: “Please consider this email a formal Public Records Request for all communications and docu-

ments in the possession of the California Department of Fish and Game relating to the LA County Department of Public Works’ Santa Anita Dam Riser Modification and Sediment Removal Project. Requested documents include emails, letters, reports and other documents specifically relating to the above referenced project. Please include records of any communications with the LA County Department of Public Works and the LA County Board of Supervisors on this subject. -Cam Stone” On Saturday morning, Monrovia Planning Commissioner Glen Owens, Christle Balvin a concerned environmentalist and well as Cam Stone and many others were among the 100 plus people who gathered at Eaton Canyon’s Nature Center in an effort to get more information on how the destruction of 200 trees happened and how they

can possibly prevent anything like this from happening again. Also on hand was Julia Posin, a young anthropology student, who was one of four people arrested after climbing in to the trees at Arcadia Oaks woodland last Jan 12. Posin said it was the first time she had not only sat in a tree to protest imminent destruction of said trees but also the very first time she was arrested. “It was horrible in there.” She said when she was released from Temple Station along with two other tree “sitters” John Quigley and Andrea Bowers. Posin described in vivid detail the feat she felt not only for herself but for the animals that rely on trees for protection from predators. Posin received a standing ovation from all in attendance for her bravery trying to save one of the last woodlands in Los Angeles County. Posin said she has

retained an attorney and those in attendance offered to help with her defense fund. There will be a website set up soon and we’ll publish that information as it becomes available. Posin and the three other people arrested for sitting in the trees will be arraigned Thursday morning at Alhambra Superior Court. Different groups including Sierra Club, Audbon Society and several other grass root organizations got together as part of a strategy meeting Saturday, hoping to consolidate ideas and plan to help prevent anything like the destruction of the Arcadia Woodland ever happening again. Glen Owens spoke powerfully about what happened in January and how the Flood Control refused to address neighbors’ concerns regarding the project that garnered so much media attention.

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Superbowl Sunday Food for Thought.... BY SUSAN MOTANDER Let’s face it, the Super Bowl for many of us is about the commercials and the food. The game is ancillary.

So what are they going to be eating in Green Bay and Pittsburgh? We investigated. With the assistance of several people

Here is one the famous Pittsburgh Steeler Tailgate R.V.s. This one was built by John Lucarelli who passed away, but the R.V. still goes to games, now riven by John’s brother Tony.

who have had the good sense to move from those frigid climates to sunny Southern California, but retained their allegiance to their home town teams and their food preferences, we offer the following: In Green Bay, Packer fans will be packing in the cheese, and the brats. They are not neglecting the beer here. But they have found unique ways to combine them. The bratwurst is often cooked in butter (another major Wisconsin commodity) and beer until they are served hot. Someone has come up with a Cheddar Cheese and Beer dip (sounds a lot like Welsh Rarebit to me) which is supposed to be served with pretzels. Salted Peanuts in the Shell are

also big. Another Green Bay favorite is cheese curds. If you have never had cheese curds, they are like little curdles of cheese in a squeaky form. They are of course served with beer. There is even a famous line in a play lauding “Curds, Booya and Beer. And some people even deep fry the curds in (what else) a beer batter. At Pittsburgh, Steelers’ fans will be steeling themselves for the big game with Iron City Beer, needless to say, a local microbrew. Here too they are big brat fans, again cooked in beer. But based on the more diverse nature of the city, there are more choices. Italian American fans

are strong proponents of Pizza and Spaghetti. And everyone loves giant Italian sandwiches cut into slices. One local restaurant even created a special sandwich in honor of a great Super Bowl Touchdown pass; they call it the Immaculate Reception. There is another Pittsburgh tradition: the tailgating R.V. There are hundreds of them. They turn out for every home game and travel to a great many of the teams away games. There is no need to state here the

team I will favor. I already have my cheese curds and am seriously considering making my wonderful Welsh Rarebit. I even have a package of soft pretzel mix to make my own fresh, giant pretzels. But that doesn’t mean anything. But you have to love a team whose fans humiliate themselves by wearing giant foam blocks of cheese on their heads.

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Residents Request Change of Community Breakfast Speaker Continued from page 3 away from her eyes Zhang cooncluded by saying... “In respect to the community, I ask that you reconsider your invitation to Mr. H.B. London to speak at the Mayor’s Breakfast.” Another speaker was a tear filled mother whose son is gay and has been bullyed and harrassed at Arcadia High school. Marsha Aizumi also sent an e-mail to Arcadia Weekly and other media as well as to the mayor and council asking Amundson to reconsider. Aizumi said her son faced “harassment Mayor Amundson was apparently surprised that his Facebook page and bullying” made reference to the National Organization of Marriage. at Arcadia high as a reand promote tolerance? Family may have been sult of being This group defines anti-bul- founded in Arcadia, I be- gay. She felt the lying programs as “gay activ- lieve that its views are not matter very serious ism in disguise” and accuses the best representation of said she and her LGBTQ advocacy groups of the community’s views. husband are deeply wishing to promote political Our schools teach and our upset by Mayor agendas.1 While 90% of LG- community embraces diver- Amundson’s choice and BTQ students experience sity, but this group’s rheto- felt a more tolerant speaker either physical or verbal ha- ric threatens people such as would have made a better rassment, Focus on the Fam- myself and others. choice. ily maintains the stance that The Mayor’s breakfast Rick Eisenlord, M. intolerance for homosexual- always represents a “won- Div., Good Shepherd ity will promote their “100% derful celebration of com- Church Pasadena – was anzero tolerance for bullying.” munity spirit, inspiration and other speaker who said he Though Focus on the friendship.” Wiping tears found it objectionable that the Mayor chose H.B. London to speak. Attempting to make a final point during his alloted time, the Mayor abruptly cut Eisenlord off at exactly 3 minutes. When S Debra Evans concluded her remarks during public comment, Mayor Amundson asked Evans where she had heard of his support for an organization called NOM- National Organization for Marriage. Denying he knew anything of the organization, Evans pointed out that, in fact, Mayor Amundson has a Arcadia High student Willa Zhang was in tears when she link to that organization on his Facebook page. The spoke to council Tuesday night.

Mayor then uttered something that was indecipherable. A check on Facebook Wednesday morning confirmed that Amundson does, in fact, support the National Organization of Marriage or NOM which has strong conservative ideas of conventional marriage and does not support gay marriage. No member of the public spoke in support for the Mayor’s choice during this council meeting Mark Potok of the Southern Povery Law Center told Beacon Media that they have classified Focus on Family and NOM as “Hard Core Anti-Gay” groups. The National Organiza-

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City Council from discussing topics or issues unless they appear on the posted Agenda). Evans said the students and other speakers who were there to oppose Amundson’s Focus on Family choice were -Mayor Amundson extremely respectful and courteous and felt the Mayor tion for Marriage (NOM), was not equally respectful. which is dedicated to fight- According to Evans, during same-sex marriage in ing the “Reports” portion Organizers opposed to state legislatures, was orga- of the meeting, the Mayor Mayor Amundson’s choice nized in 2007 by conserva- “lashed out against the brave are planning their own comtive syndicated columnist speakers, insulting them munity event on the afterMaggie Gallagher and and accusing them of “hate noon of Sunday, February Princeton University politics speech” and “intolerance”.” 27. They are also in the professor Robert George. “Quite simply, Mayor Peter planning stages of protest George is an influential Amundson demonstrated on the morning of Friday, Christian thinker who co-au- last night that he is an em- March 4 prior to the Comthored the 2009 “Manhattan barrasment -- both to himself munity Breakfast. Declaration,” a manifesto developed after a New York -Photos by Terry Miller meeting of conservative church leaders that “promises resistance to the point of civil disobedience against any legislation that might implicate their churches or charities in abortion, embryo-destructive research or same sex marriage.” Speaking to media after the meeting, S Debra Evans said she beileves Mayor Amundson twice illegally interrupted two speakers (the Marsha Aizumi is the mother of a gay teen who has been agenda states quite clearly harassed at Arcadia High School.

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, January 23, through Saturday, January 29, the Police Department responded to 909 calls for service of which 133 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, January 23: Units responded to the racetrack around 9:10 a.m. in reference to an attempted vehicle theft report. A laborer saw a male Hispanic suspect in a coworker’s car and notified security. Racetrack owned portable radios and a radio charger were found inside the vehicle, and investigation revealed that the suspect had broken into a utility shed and had taken the radios, money, car keys, and a GPS unit. An area search was conducted and racetrack security discovered the suspect hiding under a commercial trash bin. Stolen property was found on the suspect, along with a baggie of methamphetamine. The 23-yearold suspect was taken into custody for commercial burglary, attempted stolen vehicle, grand theft, vehicle theft, false identification to officers, and possession of a controlled substance. It was later determined that he was the same outstanding suspect who was involved in Saturday’s attempted theft of hay bales from the racetrack. Around 9:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to Huntington and Mayflower in Monrovia regarding a hit-and-run accident that occurred at Huntington and Santa Clara. The victim followed the suspect driver after the accident, and he was finally stopped by Monrovia Police. An intoxicated 40-year-old male Hispanic was arrested for DUI, hitand-run, unlicensed driver, and possession of cocaine. Monday, January 24: Around 9:30 a.m., units were dispatched to Victoria’s Secret located at Westfield Mall in reference to a theft that occurred on January 23. Two female Hispanics, in their 50’s, stole boxes of perfume totaling $719. One of the suspects returned later and attempted to steal another $126 in perfume products. She was stopped by an employee, so she emptied her purse to re-

move the merchandise and then left the scene. The suspect was not detained for the theft. Between 8:00 p.m. on January 23 and 9:00 a.m. on January 24, a commercial burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Michillinda. Unknown suspect(s) removed a lock to a construction site and took a toolbox containing numerous tools and a bathtub heater. Tuesday, January 25: Around 11:14 a.m., four juveniles were detained after they were seen behind a vacant house. Two male Hispanics, ages 14 and 15, and a female 14-year-old Caucasian were cited for daytime loitering and released a parent or school security. A 14-yearold male Asian was found in possession of baggies of marijuana labeled for sale. He was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, possession of tobacco, and daytime loitering. Units were dispatched to Sanrio located at Westfield Mall around 11:40 a.m. in reference to a female suspect detained for using counterfeit bills. An 18-year-old female Vietnamese suspect presented two counterfeit $100 bills to pay for merchandise. When the employee noticed that the bills were fake, the suspect then tried to use a fraudulent credit card and fake driver’s license to make the purchase. The woman was arrested at the scene. Wednesday,January 26: Shortly before 5:00 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a grand theft report that occurred in a parking structure located in the 600 block of Las Tunas. While the victim was on his cell phone, a male Hispanic suspect, 5’8”, heavy build, in his 30’s, grabbed the cell phone and fled on foot. A traffic stop was conducted at Duarte and First around 11:57 p.m. when officers observed a driver swerving between lanes. A 28-year-old male Caucasian driver was taken into custody for DUI, and a 24-year-old female Hispanic passenger was arrested for disorderly conduct/drunk in public. Thursday, January 27: Between 5:00 p.m. on January 26 and 6:30 a.m. on January 27, a commercial burglary occurred in

the 1300 block of Glencoe. Unknown suspect(s) cut the lock to a fence that surrounded a residential construction site and stole various power tools. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Oakglen around 12:58 p.m. regarding a grand theft that occurred between January 25 and January 27. The victims received a call from a suspect claiming to be their grandson. The suspect stated that his friend was in a Mexico jail for possession of marijuana and wanted the victims to send bail money. The victims then received a call from a subject claiming to be a sergeant from the San Diego Police Department, and he indicated that the victims needed to wire $17,765 to post bail. After sending the money via Western Union, they discovered that their grandson did not know about the incident. Friday, January 28: Around 11:05 a.m., units were sent to the 200 block of Colorado regarding a disturbance. A 22-year-old male AfricanAmeri c a n w a s c o n tacted and a record check indicated that he had an $85,000 outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested at the scene and booked at the City jail. A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of South Third between 9:30 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) pried open a rear sliding door to gain entrance. Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked rooms and stole cash. Saturday, January 29: Units responded to Westfield Mall around 11:00 a.m. regarding two theft suspects striking a security officer with their vehicle in an attempt to flee the location. Investigation revealed that a man and a woman stole merchandise from the Zumiez store and left in their vehicle. A security officer on bike patrol saw the suspects and stopped near the vehicle in an attempt to obtain the vehicle’s license plate number. The male driver then

struck the guard with the vehicle, causing the guard to fall to the ground. The suspects drove away from the scene and then abandoned the vehicle at the Oak Parking Structure. They were later apprehended and stolen property from Vans and the Zumiez stores were recovered. Private persons’ arrests were made, and a 20-year-old male AfricanAmerican was taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon, commercial burglary, and contribute to the delinquency of a minor; a 16-year-old female Hispanic was arrested for commercial burglary and false identification to peace officer. Around 1:43 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Macy’s detained a woman for theft. On several occasions, the suspect selected merchandise, entered a fitting room in order to remove the security sensor tags, and then hid the items in her purse and shopping bag. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 36-year-old Asian was taken into custody for commercial burglary. Over $900 in property was recovered.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, January 23rd, to Saturday January 29th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 295 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, January 23: 1:43 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Esperanza and Baldwin Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The officer arrested the Arcadia resident for DUI. Wednesday,January 26: 10:12 AM- Inflicting Corporal Injury on Spouse, Edgeview Dr. This case involves an argument that became a fight between a couple filing for divorce. The husband battered his wife, who was treated by Sierra Madre Fire Depart-

ment. Officers arrested the suspect for felony battery. Thursday, January 27: 7:28 PM- DUI Alcohol/ Drugs, Valley Ave and Denair St. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The officer arrested the Pasadena resident for DUI. Friday, January 28th: 11:47 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Ramona Ave and Sunnyside Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The officer arrested the Sierra Madre resident for DUI. Sunday, January 30th: 1:05 AM – Solo Injury Traffic Collision, 160 N. Baldwin Ave. A 17-year old driver was taking his two younger siblings home and fell asleep at the wheel. The driver was driving north on Baldwin Ave. and crashed into a palm tree and City sign on the east side of Baldwin Ave. One of the passengers in the rear seat was sleeping and did not have a seat belt on. He was thrown into the front seat, sustaining serious injuries. The driver and front seat passenger also suffered injuries. The van sustained heavy damage. NOTE: As of Monday, January 31st, the number of EVG Gas station fraud cases is over 525. The loss exceeds $245,000.

Monrovia PD

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 454 service events, resulting in 86 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Felony Vandalism Suspect Arrested January 20 at 12:35 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a subject that had thrown rocks at nine parked vehicles, breaking seven windows. The male suspect was wearing a white t-shirt with a red sweatshirt tied around his waist and he had fled the area. The suspect was located and detained by officers on Mountain under the freeway. He was positively identified and arrested for felony vandalism and misdemeanor warrants. Felony Hit and Run

Traffic Accident - Suspect Arrested On January 20 at 2:14 p.m., officers responded to the area of Foothill and Mayflower regarding two male subjects fighting as a result of a traffic collision. The collision involved a motorcycle and a car. A passenger on the motorcycle sustained injuries. The driver of the car fled, but was detained by an officer a short distance away. The driver was positively identified and was arrested. Robbery On January 21 at 6:05 p.m., police responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington that had just been robbed at gunpoint. The suspect was described as male, 30 years old, possible mustache or goatee, wearing a blue baseball cap, dark hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants. The suspect was given the money from the register and had exited the business running west toward Mayflower. An extensive area search was conducted, but the suspect was not located. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft Auto Recovery - Suspect Arrested On January 21 at 8:37 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 1600 block of South Mayflower located and conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was the listed suspect. She was arrested and taken into custody. The vehicle had been stolen from a car rental company. Child Abuse - Suspect Arrested On January 21 at 5:36 p.m., an officer was dispatched for a welfare check at a residence attached to a business in the 2100 block of South Myrtle. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the father at the location. Two children were interviewed and stated their father chokes, kicks and pulls their ears. The 4-yearold male child had visible injury to his neck. He told the investigating officer his father grabs his neck and chokes him. The Department of Child and Family Services assigned custody of the children to the mother with the requirement that they be kept away from the father until his hearing. In the early morning, the mother came to the police station with the children


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POLICE BLOTTERS to bail out the father. The Department of Child and Family Services was notified and responded. They felt the children could not be protected under the current circumstances and took temporary custody of the children. Fight in Progress / Public Intoxication Subjects Arrested On January 23 at 1:44 a.m., officers responded to a night club in the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival, several patrons were gathered to the front of the business and to the rear parking lot. No fight was observed and no victims came forward; however, two male subjects were obviously intoxicated and were arrested and taken into custody.

Vandalism / Destruction of City Property On January 24 at 8:30 a.m., officers went to the 400 block of East Duarte regarding the vandalism and destruction of city property. The officer found the lock to the location had been cut off. The property was checked, but no suspects were found. Assault with a Deadly Weapon On January 24 at 9:15 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of East Duarte saw a male and female subject on his neighbor’s property. He closed the gate to secure the couple inside the fenced in area. The male suspect became combative and forced the gate open. During the confrontation, the victim was struck on the head with a cordless drill. The suspects fled the location. A search of the area was conducted for the suspects, but they were not located. The victim did not require medical attention. The investigation is continuing.

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Valentine’s Dinner, Dance and Magic on Saturday, February 12 in Monrovia

A Valentine’s Dinner, Dance and Magic event hosted by Hindu Temple and Heritage Foundation is on tap for Saturday, February 12, from 7 to 11PM at the Monrovia Community Center. Come dressed up for A Night at the Disco with your family and friends in your ‘Retro’ outfits (Hint: bellbottoms, tight kurtis, costumes that helped you groove in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s)! Enjoy live entertainment by Nauzad & Khushi Sadry, dance to Bollywood’s popular lilting tunes, relish Indian food, watch magic show, get family portraits done, participate in raffle, win prizes, and above all have a gala time with your loved ones – all courtesy the Love Bug! Appetizers, dinner, drinks and desserts will be available .Special menu and activities have been organized to keep kids entertained and their adults free. In the Spirit of Love, individuals and organizations can sponsor the event to help defer costs, benefit temple activities and community services. SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: Diamond Sponsor: $5000 and above (Six com-

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PUBLIC NOTICES T.S. No.: 2010-04816 Loan No.: 40523441 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/3/2006. 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 a 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 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state 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 a Deed of Trust described below. 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. Trustor: JOSE R FLORES AND MARIA G FLORES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 10/19/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2322497 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 2/9/2011 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West Side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Directly facing Norwalk Boulevard, 12720 Norwalk BLVD, Norwalk, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $480,457.80 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 222 East Evergreen Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 A.P.N.: 8513-010-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 1/5/2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 9608299 __________________________________ Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Publish: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0134700 Title Order No. 10-8-480508 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 5780-003-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/20/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NEIL G DODD, AND MARIA R DODD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 06/20/2006 and recorded 06/27/06, as Instrument No. 06 1413220, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/17/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 1207 S. 5TH AVENUE, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. 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 $419,879.80. 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. DATED: 01/19/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 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. ASAP# 3860573 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011,

02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-10857-6 . Loan No. 0000042044 Title Order No. 5811196 APN 8574-004-044 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 26, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 9, 2011, at 10:30 AM, at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duiy appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 4, 2005, as Instrument No. 05 1856041 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: ANDREA OLIVAS. A UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5026 PERSIMMON AVE, TEMPLE CITY, CA91780 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $473,931.21 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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 specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 1/16/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300 Tustin, CA 92780 714-508-5100 Michael Busby Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3879238 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10394058-TC Order #: 100613495-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2005. 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. 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): GENICHI ITO AND SHIJIYO ITO , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/12/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1933804 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/14/2011 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: $478,929.93 The purported property address is: 2301S 4TH AVE ARCADIA, CA 91006 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5790-025-007 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 Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412. 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 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 holders 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 on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3862041 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-08218568-CH Order #: 080110881-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/4/2007. 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. 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): JAIME GALLEGOS, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 1/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20070070757 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/14/2011 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: $316,279.30 The purported property address is: 122 EAST CYPRESS AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 90016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508012-030 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 Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. 4708 Mercantile Drive North Ft. Worth TX 76137 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 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325-3502 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 holders right’s 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 on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3884345 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 Trustee Sale No. 732287CA Loan No. 5304281743 Title Order No. 090237944-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/15/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 2/10/2011 at 10:30 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12/21/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-2839871, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Gil L. Munoz, a married man as his sole and separate property, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) solely as nominee for lender, Paul Financial, LLC., It’s successors and assigns, 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 front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission

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Continued from page 17 Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $494,540.15 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5440 Mapletree Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 APN Number: 8572-012-025 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: 1/11/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac 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 CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P790509 1/20, 1/27, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10398445-AL Order #: 100657574-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/27/2006. 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): JOSE L VIRGEN , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/29/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2172452 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/22/2011 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: $432,011.94 The purported property address is: 175N ENCINITAS AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8519-026-004 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 Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 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 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 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 holders right’s 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 on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3872306 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA08001745-10-1. Title Order No. 100634790-CA-LPI Loan No. 1004639559 APN 5775-009-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 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 February 23, 2011, at 10:30 AM, at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc., dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 21, 2007, as Instrument No. 20070370313 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: DAVID K. KIRBY AND SUSAN L. KIRBY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, in favor of ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property

described above is purported to be: 261 OAKHURST LANE, ARCADIA, CA 91007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $750,227.24 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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 specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: January 27, 2011 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08001745-10-1. 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. 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 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded or 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. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3893316 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0141954 Title Order No. 10-8-508897 Investor/Insurer No. 6030487745 APN No. 8585-009-050 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/11/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by PRABHDEEP NARULA, dated 08/11/2006 and recorded 08/29/06, as Instrument No. 06 1921216, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/03/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 10025 LOWER AZUSA ROAD 14, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 91780. 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 $557,718.00. 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. DATED: 02/03/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 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. ASAP# 3868162 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011, 02/17/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 445908CA Loan No. 3063165967 Title Order No. 626924 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-03-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02-24-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-17-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 1564457, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: VIRGINIA L KOCH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, 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 6 OF TRACT NO. 28984, IN THE CITY OF TEMPLE CITY, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 776, PAGE(S) 1 AND 2 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $484,346.11 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5832 TREE ROSE TERRACE TEMPLE CITY, CA 91775 APN Number: 5387-007029 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: 02-02-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ZELMA THORPES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3896161 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011, 02/17/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10395703-VF Order #: 100632293-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/14/2007. 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. 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): NHAN PECH , A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/17/2007 as Instrument No. 20071933567 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/28/2011 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: $399,189.62 The purported property address is: 1224 ENCINO AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8507-007-012 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 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 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 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 holders right’s 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 on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3878332 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011, 02/17/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10380056-CL Order #: 100486880-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2005. 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. 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): JAY V. THOMAS AND JENNIFER C. THOMAS , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/13/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1643213 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/28/2011 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: $454,292.43 The purported property address is: 1025 ORANGE AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8526-007-024 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 Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 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 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 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 holders right’s 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 on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3896598 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011, 02/17/2011 TSG No.: 4141453 TS No.: 20099017101283 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: APN: 5777-007-008 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/24/2005. 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. On 02/23/2011 at 10:30 A.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as Trustee, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 09/02/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2127496, in book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed by: Danilo B Jose and Milagros A Jose, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA 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: As more fully described in the above mentioned Deed of Trust APN# 5777-007-008 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1145 Cortez Road, Arcadia, CA 91007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $858,136.12. 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. 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 Trustee. Date: 01/31/2011 First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as Trustee 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/ or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as Trustee may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. --For Trustee’s Sale Information Please Call 714-573-1965 P797422 2/3, 2/10, 02/17/2011

NOTICE OF AMENDED PE-TITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF BETTE W. STORM Case No. GP015738 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of BETTE W. STORM AN AMENDED PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Landi Riley in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS AN-GELES. THE AMENDED PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Landi Riley be appointed as Spe-cial Administrator with General Powers to administer the estate of the decedent. THE AMENDED 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 AMENDED 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 amended petition will be held on Feb. 18, 2011 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 de-ceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative ap-pointed by the court within four months from the date of first is-suance 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 Request 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: MOLLY K SHIPP ESQ SBN 202797 LAW OFFICE OF MOLLY K SHIPP 880 BLUEBIRD CANYON DRIVE LAGUNA BEACH CA 92651 2/3, 2/7, 2/10 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JACOB KEOSABABIAN AKA J. KEOSABABIAN CASE NO. GP015761 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JACOB KEOSABABIAN AKA J. KEOSABABIAN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LIONEL CIRO SAPETTO in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LIONEL CIRO SAPETTO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (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 in this court as follows: 04/01/11 at 8:30AM in Dept. A located at 300 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA, CA 91101 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting 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 decedent, 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 hearing 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 Request 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 JOHN J. BURKE, JR. - SBN 117794 ATTORNEY AT LAW 5500 MING AVE., STE 225 BAKERSFIELD CA 93309 2/3, 2/7, 2/10/11 CNS-2034969#

CITY OF ARCADIA NOTICES ORDINANCE NO. 2277 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ARCADIA MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING SECTION 7308 TO CHAPTER 3 OF ARTICLE VII PERTAINING TO STREET EXCAVATIONS THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 7308 is hereby added to Article VII, Chapter 3 of the Arcadia Municipal Code to read as follows: “7308. MORATORIUM FOR NEWLY RENOVATED STREETS. (a) No permit shall be issued for excavation in newly paved or repaved streets for five (5) years after completion of street paving, as shown by the filing of a Notice of Completion.

Applicants shall determine alternate methods of making necessary installations or repairs to avoid excavating in newly paved streets. (b) Exceptions to the prohibition set forth in subsection (a) are as follows: (1)Emergency that endangers life or property; (2)Repair or modification to prevent interruption of essential utility service; (3)Relocation work that is mandated by City, State or Federal legislation; (4)Service for buildings where no other reasonable means of providing service exists, as determined by the City Engineer or his/her designee; (5)For potholing to verify utility depth or location; (6)Trenchless excavations not requiring more than two significant surface incisions greater than industry bore pit standards; or (7)Other situations deemed by the City Council to be in the best interest of the general public. (c)For any excavation permitted pursuant to subsection (b), all excavation repairs shall be undertaken and completed in accordance with City of Arcadia trench repair standards.” SECTION 2. The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and shall cause a copy of the same to be published in the official newspaper of the City of Arcadia within fifteen (15) days after its adoption. Passed, approved and adopted this _______ day of _______________, 2010.

_________________________ Mayor of the City of Arcadia ATTEST: ______________________ City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: _______________________ Stephen P. Deitsch City Attorney FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILINGS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110077069 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ARC MOTION REHABILITATION; ARC MOTION; ARC MOTION REHABILITATION MEDICINE, 51 N. 5th Ave. Suite 301, Arcadia, CA 91006. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Wei-Ching Lee. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 13, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly January 20, 2011, January 27, 2011, February 3, 2011, February 10, 2011

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