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DA Cooley JR Martinez Selected at TOR Parade Grand Marshal says Monrovia City Council Didn’t Violate Brown Act as Resident Alleged In a lengthy six-page letter to Dr Jules Bagneris from the County DA’s office, Jennifer Snyder of the Public Integrity Dept. of Cooley’s office said they found no wrong-doing on behalf of Monrovia City Council and consider the matter closed. The Los Angeles coun-

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Domestic Violence Leads to a Death on Myrtle Avenue By Susan Motander On Saturday, October 29, an argument erupted on Myrtle Avenue and ended with the man involved killing himself ac-

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JR Martinez has endured a great deal in life, not the least of which was enduring 33 cosmetic and skin grafts surgeries after a landmine exploded in Iraq and burned 40% of his body. - Photo by Terry Miller

J.R. Martinez was selected as 2012 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Tuesday morning in Pasadena. Martinez is an American actor, motivational speaker and former U.S.

Army soldier. Since 2008 he has played the role of Brot Monroe on the ABC daytime drama All My Children, and is currently a contestant on television’s popular Dancing with the

Stars. Martinez was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on June 14, 1983. At nine years old, Martinez moved with his mother to Hope, Arkansas.

Arcadia High Locked Down for Several Hours Tuesday Note Threatened to Kill People on Arcadia High School Campus By Terry Miller

Anxious parents await word outside Arcadia High during the lockdown Wednesday- Photo by Terry Miller

Arcadia High School officials received a pending threat on the high school campus Tuesday at approximately noon. The threat was a “non-specific note – but it did indicate people would be killed on campus today.” According

to a press release issued by Arcadia PD. Shortly before noon, the High School was placed on a lockdown and police resources were brought in to deal with the situation.

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At 17, just before his senior year of high school, he moved to Dalton, Georgia, and played strong safety for the Dalton High School Catamounts. In his senior year, Martinez suffered

an injury that derailed his plans to play professional football. In September 2002, Martinez enlisted in the

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A Noise Within Launches Inaugural Season in Pasadena with Gala Party A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, launched its milestone 201112 Season and 20th Anniversary in its permanent new home, a 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art venue in Pasadena, with a sizzling original treatment of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S beloved comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, which runs to Friday, December 16, 2011 (pre-

views A "Pay What You Can” date, which allows patrons to purchase tickets for what they can afford, is Thursday, October 27. The opening gala party Staurday was attended by politicians, VIPs and thespians alike to see the theatre for the first time. Hundreds of guest milled around the courtyard sipping sumptuous cocktails

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Oooo-Wha’ Happen?

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By Dorothy Denne A friend of mine fell the other day. She commented that the worst part was having to admit her clumsiness. That reminded me of the last time I fell really hard. I wrote about it. I dug the column out for her to read. I've decided to share it with all of you. I promise, I swear, I vow that I will never again ask anyone "My God, what happened?" You see, I fell down recently. Actually, I didn't just fall. I plunged kersplat, right onto our cement driveway. It was pitch dark and I was alone so I didn't have to worry that anyone had seen me. Thank goodness I was going to be spared any embarrassment. Not to be....

Since no one was looking, I took my time dragging myself up. I gathered my purse, my bags and my dignity and limped to the back door. My husband heard me fumbling with my keys so he opened the door for me. His eyes popped, his mouth fell open, he reached out to me and said, :My God, what happened?" When I looked in the mirror I knew why he had asked. What a bloody mess. I began trying to wash it off and realized it was to no avail. It was raw flesh, my skin was on the driveway! I won't bore you with how I felt the next day. Suffice it to say, creaking out of bed was no easy chore. I was not a pretty sight. I had two black eyes, an enlarged nose, a swollen lip and a six inch bloodied cement burn on my forehead that matched a couple more on my cheek and chin. Outshining even all that was a big bloody

triangle at the base of my nose, gouged by a ring on the hand I had instinctively used to protect my face. I'm not describing myself to you to get sympathy but I won't turn down any that is offered. For the next several days, everyone I met asked, "Whaaaat happened?" I tried to give different, clever-type answers: ""You should see the other guy", "I was attacked by a Dachshund". I hated to admit that I just fell. Then a 2-1/2 year old questioned me with, "Oooo-wha' happen?" I figured she would best understand a simple, "I fell down." I was wrong. I kept telling her, "I fell down", but she kept pointing and repeating over and over and over, "Wha' happen?" Finally in desperation I said, "I made a BooBoo." She said, "Oh", and blithely trotted off. I had my answer ready for the next one.

Spanish Director Explores Depths of Human Depravity and Misery Film Review By Michael James Gonzalez I wouldn’t exactly consider myself a fan of acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, but his unique vision and masterful directing style is always a surprise. His magnum opus—in my opinion, at least—was 2002’s “Talk to Her,” which earned Almodovar an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and will no doubt be a classic of Spanish cinema. With his latest endeavor, however, Almodovar very purposefully goes beyond the eccentricities of the human condition, which he has depicted so authentically in past films. “The Skin I Live In” is a gothic, postmodern Dr. Frankenstein, a disturbing tale of obsessive love and boundless revenge, one that will, I

think, fail to be commercially viable, at least in the U.S. Antonio Banderas gives an uncharacteristically chilling performance as Robert, a psychopathic plastic surgeon who after the death of his wife becomes obsessed with creating a super strong synthetic skin by crossing pig and human DNA that can be used to correct skin damage on people. After his extremely troubled daughter is raped and subsequently committed to a mental hospital, however, Robert finds and kidnaps the young man who did it, where his obsession takes on a whole new shape, as he begins conducting the ultimate surgical experiment on the young man, which ultimately leads to

unimaginable repercussions. In common Almodovar fashion, the film is told non-linearly and perfectly sets up the backstory and characters before divulging its shocking twist, although there are a few plot holes and ambiguous scenes that don’t seem to fill in any blanks but seem somehow out of place. What is interesting about this movie is not so much any spectacular filmmaking aspect, but the premise itself, which is much more creepy than “Silence of the Lambs,” and darker in psyche than “Se7en”—two murder mystery classics— though it doesn’t unfold nearly as well as the premise in these films, but it sure does deliver the same kind of shock.

Santa Anita Offers 10 Live Races Including Lure Stakes on Saturday Which Will Compliment Simulcast of Nine Breeders’ Cup Events Gates Open At 8 A.M.

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Santa Anita’s simulcast of Saturday’s nine Breeders’ Cup stakes races from Churchill Downs that climax racing’s two-day championship event will be complemented by 10 live races including the $65,000 Lure Stakes at one mile on turf. Gates will open at 8 a.m. The first of 12 races simulcast from Churchill Downs will be shown at 9:05 a.m. The first of the Breeders’ Cup events, the Grade II Marathon, is scheduled to be run at 10:20 a.m. Santa Anita’s first live race goes at 10:40 a.m. Live races will continue to be interspersed between Breeders’ Cup races which

conclude with the $5 million Classic at 4 p.m. The last race on the Santa Anita card is scheduled for 4:55 p.m. The schedule for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup simulcast races with local times: Grade II Marathon, 10:20 a.m. Grade I Juvenile Turf, 11:02 a.m. Grade I Sprint, 11:37 a.m. Grade II Turf Sprint, 12:21 p.m. Grade I Dirt Mile, 1:01 p.m. Grade I Turf, 1:45 p.m. Grade I Juvenile, 2:25 p.m. Grade I Mile, 3:07 p.m. Grade I Classic, 4 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Pick Six wagering will begin with the Turf Sprint and conclude with the Classic. Churchill

Downs will offer Pick Four wagers beginning with the Juvenile Turf and the Turf. A Super High Five will be available on the Classic. Santa Anita, meanwhile, will offer its normal menu of wagering that includes the 50cent Players’ Pick Five that commences with its first race. The Lure, which will be contested as the ninth race, attracted a contentious field of nine that features five graded stakes winners including Blue Chagall, a 3 ½-length winner of the event in 2009 at Santa Anita. Blue Chagall, however, will be seeking his first victory of the year to end a nine-race skid. The 6-year-old, Frenchbred gelding most recently finished fifth in the Grade II Oak Tree Mile on Oct. 8. Trained by Julio Canani for Prestonwood Farm, Blue Chagall has posted an overall record of 6-4-1 in 34 starts for earnings of $400,171. Most accomplished of the entrants is three-time graded stakes winner Monterey Jazz, sixth in the Oak

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Columnists Dorothy Denne Wally Hage

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Bill Peters Candyce Columbus Greg Aragon Susan Motander Sue Behrens Tom Gammill

editorial interns AmyLeong Bryan Filipponi Michelle R. Brown

What a beautiful article you did on the (Ring) We have had so many calls from friends and even one met us in the supermarket and were truly impressed with this story. We cannot thank you

enough for allowing us to share this with you and most especially the Herzing family. My Pastor wanted an extra copy to share with his Mom this weekend. God Bless you and your family. Sincerely,

Dave & Beverly Mills Editor’s Note: Thank you for bringing this story to our attention. It is wonderful when promises are kept, especially after so many years.

Arcadia’s Senior Olympian Sarah Sneider Wins Gold in the Huntsman World Senior Games 10,000 athletes from 64 nations in 33 sports at St. George, Utah




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Sarah Sneider with the Barbados Senior Team marching in the Opening Ceremonies at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. -Courtesy Photo

As coordinators for the California State Senior Olympics in powerlifting, Harry and Sarah Sneider have seen tremendous competition in our region. There have been as many as 2500 competitors in 23 different sports competing here locally in the San Gabriel Valley. This will be their 20th year coordinating the powerlifting event which is the bench press in their fitness center in Arcadia. In the powerlifting competition, world records have been broken and new competitors have joined the games in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and even one man almost 100 years old! The quality, the inspiration, and the family environment of the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah were outstanding. In the Opening Ceremonies there were thousands of athletes, hundreds of children dancing with music from a top notch rock band, men jumping out of helicopters paragliding to the Dixie College Football Field draped with American flags that made one get goose bumps as well as tears from the pow-

erful display of American patriotism. Follow that with inspirational speeches which included one by Shannon Miller, gold medallist in the 1984 Olympics, who also was a Grand Marshall in the Rose Parade in 1985 along with Carl Lewis 10 time gold medallist in the Olympics. Shannon Miller talked about health, overcoming her personal battle with cancer, and keeping lifelong fitness and health habits for all the athletes there. Sarah competed in the long jump winning the gold medal for the USA. The silver medallist was from Trinidad-Tobago, and the bronze medallist from Canada. She set a lifetime personal record. Many had come from around the world to compete in other events like cycling, volleyball, basketball, swimming, softball, track and field, and other sports. If you are interested in the Huntsman World Senior Games google them and get information for next years international competition for people over 50 years of age, men or women. You will be inspired by the beautiful mountain scenery, the

friendly people, the well organized competitions and you will be participating in about 4000 feet altitude. The Senior Games are not for athletes only. They are for you and for me who are looking for a way to stay fit. Many participants did not get medals but they kept themselves in shape and gained lifelong friendships. Do you want to extend your life? Start today with a walk, lift some light weights, stretch your muscles, eat a healthy meal, set some goals, and join us in the Pasadena Senior Games coming up June 2012 in the San Gabriel Valley. Just google Pasadena Senior Games and get started on a road to rejuvenation, excitement, participation and a healthy life-extending activity that you will be glad you did. Harry and Sarah Sneider have been coordinators for the Pasadena Senior Games in powerlifting for the last 20 years. They train many seniors for competition as well as for overall health. You can reach them at 626-355-8964 or

Metro Receives Clean Air Award

The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD) Clean Air Award has been presented to Metro in the category of “Promotion of Good Environmental Stewardship.” The award went to Metro for its achievement in being the first major transit agency in the nation with a fleet run entirely on alterative fuels.

Go Metro To Hollywood Christmas Parade

Celebrate the start of the holidays with more than 80 years of tradition. The Hollywood Christmas Parade once again marches down Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, November 27. Metro Rail’s Hollywood/ Highland and Hollywood/Vine stations are located on the parade route.

When Tra;c Is Naughty, Metro Is Nice

Here’s a bright idea for getting through a hectic holiday season: Let Metro shuttle out-of-town guests, be your designated driver or ease your daily commute. Try the a=ordable Metro Day Pass and ride all day for only $5. For happier holidays, Go Metro.

Get $1 O= Downtown On Ice

Downtown on Ice kicks o= its 14th season in Pershing Square November 17 through January 16 with skating exhibitions, a Winter Holiday Festival and more. Save $1 on the already low admission when you show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket. For more information, visit

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Sierra Madre Historic Hand Made Flute Valued at $30,000.00 Stolen Bike Ride in Arcadia 2011 Healthy Family Fun Historic Bike Ride Please join the Community and Personnel Services Department this Saturday, November 5, for a Historic Bike Ride of Sierra Madre. The Historic Bike Ride will begin in Kersting Court at 9:00am. This

event is absolutely FREE and is open to participants of all ages. All you need is your bike and helmet for the ride! For more information please contact the Community Services Office at 626-355-5278.

A Verne Q. Powell flute was stolen during a vehicle burglary on 10/21/11 in the city of Arcadia and is valued at $30,000.00. Here’s the description: Verne Q. Powell Silver/ Gold Flute Serial Number: 228 (on the Body) Hand-

made Solid Silver Body and Foot Joint 14K Gold Head Joint: Berrington – No Serial Number Flute Case: Cherry Wood Case with the name “Sara E. Andon” on top of the case Flute Case Holder: Black Canvas Zipper case in the

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cording to Monrovia Chief of Police Jim Hunt. At approximately noon on that day a woman was driving northbound on Myrtle with her daughter, son and the son’s grandmother. Reportedly the four were on their way to church. According to Hunt the woman saw her ex-husband, the father of her daughter following her, and, since he does not live locally, she pulled over in the 300 Block of South Myrtle. Both parked on Myrtle opposite Library Park just north of the building which formerly housed Patty’s Antiques. After getting out of their vehicles, the two got into an argument over the daughter. The man pulled out a gun and pulled the woman to him. According to witnesses he was threatening her with the gun. The first calls to the police reported the incident as an attempted car jacking based on what the witnesses saw, according to both Hunt and Lt. Mike Lee, Commander of the Monrovia Police Detective Bureau. The scene of the incident is just around the

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corner from the police station and officers arrived almost immediately according to Hunt. “The first officer at the scene saw the suspect holding the woman at gunpoint,” Hunt said. ”The officer ordered him to drop the weapon and the man put the gun to his own head and took his own life.” The name of the deceased has not yet been released as the Coroner's Office has not been able to locate his next of kin. The man is reported to have been of Asian background and approximately 45 years of age. The names of the woman involved in the incident and her children are also not being released. She is also of Asian background. Neither she nor her children were physically harmed in the incident according to Lee. The children’s exact ages are not known, but the young girl appeared to be approximately 7 and the boy, 3.

shape of a flute with extra zipper pocket Head Joint 14K Gold Brand: Berrington – No Serial Number Engraved with a “B” and “14 KARAT” Head Joint has a Silver Crown Verne Q. Powell flute was stolen during a vehicle

burglary on 10/21/11 in the city of Arcadia and is valued at $30,000.00. If you have any information that may assist in locating the missing flute or any questions, please call Detective Hale at (626) 5745161 RE: DR # 11-05137

Huntington Veterinary Hospital Gets Wild and Spooky on Halloween

They say that one should beware of a black cat crossing your path, especially on Halloween. However at this popular Monrovia Vet’s, our parths did cross Valerie Martinez who was a purrfect black cat who held a loft one of the friendliest kittens you’ll ever meet, who is, by the way up for adoption. The Kitten, that is, not Valerie. -Photo by Terry Miller

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Drew Washington Officially Crowned 94th Rose Queen

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses crowned the 94th Rose Queen, Drew Washington, last Thursday in an official coronation ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center. . Queen Drew was officially crowned by the 2012 Tournament of Roses President Richard Jackson. -Photo by Terry Miller

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Continued from page 1 ty District Attorney's Office has concluded that the Monrovia City Council "did not violate the Brown Act" in its handling of the seat of Councilman Clarence Shaw after he took military leave this summer. "Based upon our review of the evidence, in light of the applicable law, we conclude that the Monrovia City Council did not violate the Brown Act," the letter signed by the division's Assistant Head Deputy Jennifer Lentz Snyder said in the six page letter. After Shaw, a military reservist, was elected in 2009 and the City Attorney Craig

Continued from page 1 Steele realized that he could be deployed, Steele determined that, by law, Shaw would retain his seat during any active deployment, according to the Military and Veteran's Code. A legislative body may appoint a temporary officer to replace a member who is absent because of active military duty. However, "the office from which such officer absent himself to enter upon active service with the armed forces shall not be considered to be vacant." While the Brown Act requires that legislative bodies like the City Council shall post an agenda containing a

brief general description of each item of business to be transacted or discussed at a meeting, Councilman Shaw's absence does not constitute an "item of business to be transacted or discussed," according to the letter. "Mr. Shaw's absence, caused by military deployment, was and is a condition. It predictably occurred and will continue for some time," it stated. Shaw, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, took a military leave of up to one year and is currently serving at a Seattle Army Base.

United States Army and underwent Basic and Advanced Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he acquired skills as an 11-B Infantryman. After reporting to Fort Campbell in January 2003, he was assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. In February 2003, he

was deployed to Iraq. Two months later, Martinez was serving as a driver of a Humvee when the left front tire hit a landmine; he suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body. He was evacuated to Landstuhl, Germany, for immediate care and transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC)

in San Antonio, Texas. He spent 34 months at BAMC and has undergone 33 cosmetic and skin-graft surgeries Following his recovery, he has traveled around the country speaking about his experiences to corporations, veterans groups, schools, and other organizations.



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Monrovia City Manager to Move to Glendale By Susan Motander

Citrus Community College District

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing, to receive public input and testimony regarding revisions to the District’s trustee area map.

CITRUS COmmUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dr. Patricia Rasmussen President Glendora/Azusa/San Dimas Representative

Education Code 5019.6 requires each district that elects its governing board “by trustee area” to adjust the trustee area plan following the release of the Census. The public hearing is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:15 p.m. Citrus College Louis E. Zellers Center for Innovation, Room 159 1000 West Foothill Blvd. Glendora, CA 91741 Please call 626-914-8821 or visit for more information.

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Dr. Edward C. Ortell Clerk/Secretary Duarte/Arcadia/Azusa/Monrovia Representative

mrs. Susan m. Keith Member Claremont/Azusa/La Verne/Pomona Representative

Dr. Gary L. Woods Member Azusa/Covina/Glendora/Irwindale Representative

ms. Nohemi Camacho Student Representative

Dr. Geraldine m. Perri Superintendent/President

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Visit our Office in Glendale! Just because you have macular degeneration (or other vision-limiting conditions) doesn’t always mean you must give up driving or reading. Ever look through a pair of field glasses or binoculars? Things look bigger, closer, and easier to see. A California optometrist, Dr. Richard J. Shuldiner, is using miniaturized binoculars or telescopes to help people who have lost vision from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or other eye conditions. “Some of my patients consider me the last stop for people who have vision loss,” said Dr. Shuldiner, a low vision optometrist who limits his practice to visually impaired patients in his offices throughout Southern California. “People don’t know that there are doctors who are very experienced in low vision care.” Dr. Shuldiner happens to be one of only 51 Low Vision Diplomates in the world, from the American Academy of Optometry. “In some states, Bioptic Telescopic Glasses can be used to pass the vision test for driving,” says Dr. Shuldiner. “This can allow some with conditions like macular degeneration or diabetic

Dr. Shuldiner with legendary actress, Jane Russell retinopathy to continue driving.” “Our job is to figure out everything and anything possible to keep a person functioning,” says Dr. Shuldiner. “Whether it’s driving, reading, TV, seeing faces, check writing, bingo or bridge. We work with whatever is on the person’s ‘wish list.’ As for the cost of glasses, I’ve had patients spend $500 and others spend $5,000. It really depends upon the person’s vision, goals and number of pairs of glasses they get.” Dr. Shuldiner offers a free telephone interview to determine if low vision glasses will help. Call toll free (888) 610-2020 or visit Paid Advertisement

Scott Ochoa has been keeping an eye on Monrovia for 14 years -Photo by Terry Miller

Scott Ochoa, City Manager of Monrovia announced Tuesday that he would resign to take the position as Glendale City Manager in January. Ochoa will leave Monrovia on January 2, 2012 to assume his new position the next day. Ochoa made the announcement at the regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday having been offered and accepting the position with Glendale earlier in the day. Glendale is approximately five times the size of Monrovia. Ochoa has worked for the City of Monrovia since 1993 when, as a senior at Claremont McKenna College, he began as an intern. After graduation with a degree in Government that year he started working for the city full time. He has held various positions in the city including Assistant City Manager and Assistant Executive Director of the Rede-

velopment Agency. He was appointed City Manager in March 2004. While working in Monrovia, Ochoa obtained a Master’s Degree at the USC School of Public Administration with an emphasis in public sector entrepreneurship. He somehow found time to marry, and he and his wife, Sofia, have two children. While City Manager, he has managed the economic development program for the city as well as working to balance quality of life issues with the fiscal constraints and development pressure. Ochoa, along with the City Council has worked to meet the challenges ot the rapidly changing business environment. According to a press release from the City, “his management philosophy was predicated on valuesbased management, exceptional customer service, and precision execution.” Among his many com-

mitments, Ochoa is currently active in economic development activities in the San Gabriel Valley, serving on the Board of Directors of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and as the Chair of the Gold Line Foothill Extension Technical Advisory Committee. He is also Past-President of the San Gabriel Valley City Managers’ Association, PastPresident of the Monrovia Kiwanis Club, and is an active member of the Boys & Girls of the Foothills Board of Directors. He was also active in the consolidation of the Immaculate Conception and Annunciation Parochial Schools last year. “I could not be prouder or more appreciative of my time in Monrovia,” wrote Ochoa in letter of resignation. “City Councils have worked in partnership with community leaders and

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Circus Vargas Comes to Santa Anita with Animal Free Show Circus Vargas is bringing the Big One for the first time to Santa Anita Park with big heart, big laughs, big talent and big fun. This is only some of what you’ll experiencewhen Circus Vargas comes to town, pitching its beautiful blue and gold Big Top, as seen in the recent 20thCentury Fox motion picture “Water for Elephants”. The new 2011 animal-free show will be in Arcadia opening Thanksgiving Day November 24 through December 5. Striving to present the finest in family entertainment, Tabares Entertainment proudly presents an entirely new production of Circus Vargas for 2011. This edition of Circus Vargas takes you on an artistic journey, encompassing the cultures of the world, in a series of vignettes depicting the experiences, memories and visionsof a traveling circus performer. Join us on a captivating jaunt across the globe, seen through the eyes of our talented aerialists, acrobats, comedians

and more, as they transcend language, age and cultural barriers, through the art of circus. Thirty minutes before show time, fans will get an exciting pre-show peek into the world of Circus Vargas, hosted by reality TV per-

sonality from the CBS show The Amazing Race, Jon Weiss. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the pre-show action, and to join Jon as he guides them on a quick crash course in circus skill and stamina!

For more information about Circus Vargas and to purchase tickets visit, by phone at 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or at the circus box office which opens one day prior to the first show.

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I first learned about family owned and run Bonnie B’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ at 1280 N Lake Ave in Pasadena less than a month ago, and the Zagat rated joint has been open about two years, but it’s been in the making for three generations, and with some luck they will continue to cook for years and years to come. It’s a little hard to see from the street. Smart phone navigation got me in the neighborhood, but I used my nose to locate them in the end. Bonnie Henderson (Bonnie) and sister Betty Miller-Henderson (B) launched their restaurant first as a catering operation in 2008 after Bonnie found herself laid off from her corporate American job. It was time, she thought, to do what she truly loved— demonstrating her love for people with what she calls “TLCC” (tender-loving care cooking). Her recipes and techniques are memorized after years of learning with her mother alongside her uncle Leo of Leo’s BBQ chain in Oklahoma. While Bonnie takes care of the food, Betty claims to be the accountant, but she is also

a master ambassador and promoter. When she talks about Bonnie B’s, somehow you start to salivate and feel hungry even if you just finished lunch. At least that was my experience. To meet Betty is to trust that Bonnie is preparing a meal just for you that will be remembered for a long time. We sampled several meats and sides, mostly pork with some chicken and beef tossed in to keep it interesting. Three levels of BBQ sauce are available in bottles tableside, and to my delight none of the meats are presauced. I am a no-sauce guy, but I guarantee you will find one that tops it off perfectly if you want sauce. For me, the smoky flavor of the ultraslow cooked pulled pork and spare ribs was plenty good. Same goes for the tender and juicy chicken and the beef brisket which—like the pulled pork—is chopped for you in the kitchen. Back to the ribs for a second: I had only ever heard the phrase “fall off the bone tender.” Always thought it was a poetic exaggeration. Well, these do practically fall off the bone—a function in part of how meaty

they are—and they are that tender thanks to a 23 hour cooking process and lots of home-made dry rub. Side dishes you’ll enjoy include pureed candied yams so smooth you could eat them with a straw, tasty collard greens, tomato and okra over rice, homemade jalapeno cornbread muffins, and a really interesting macaroni and cheese. We missed the black-eyed peas this time but will go back, and we also learned all the non-meat items are prepared separately so vegetarians fear not. Bonnie and Betty love their family, love their customers, and love preparing terrific food. The walls of the restaurant are stacked with photos of loved ones and inspiring heroes, words of wisdom, and positive quotes. Dominating the south wall is a family mural, set in Oklahoma and depicting a history and family members that Betty will tell you all about if you ask. Go see it. She doesn’t mind if you keep chewing while she regales you. You won’t be able to stop anyway.

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La Salle High School Open House November 13 Open House at La Salle High School is Sunday, November 13, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. The entire family of all prospective students are invited to tour the campus, meet teachers and students and enjoy presentations by the La Salle band, drama club, Student Life, the Parent Association and numerous other clubs and organizations. La Salle High School is a college preparatory, coeducational, Catholic institution, located in Northeast Pasadena on a ten-acre campus with surroundings conducive to learning and to becoming a member of the Lasallian family. As La Salle High School begins it’s 55th year of academic excellence, 735 students returned to school and are enjoying an exciting year. A new Lancer mascot and a new honor society highlight the beginning of school. “We believe the education we deliver to our students is of the highest quality, offering a very broad and deep academic program with 15 AP courses and 14 Honors classes. We field 22 varsity sports teams along with an extensive visual and performing arts curriculum, honor and service societies, student clubs and organizations, student television broadcasts and student publications as well

as a very inclusive Student Life program. We provide a healthy, safe and warm community atmosphere for all our students,” said Principal Patrick Bonacci, AFSC. What’s more, La Salle received the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice Award for Best Southern California High School in the San Gabriel Valley and recently was the Reader Recommended Best Private School in Pasadena by the readers of the Pasadena Weekly. Another new development was the announcement that La Salle is a charter member of the Science National Honor Society. La Salle is one of the first ten high schools in California to receive this distinction. The Science National Honor Society recognizes students who have demonstrated a proficiency in the pursuit of educational excellence in the field of science. Only 192 high schools nationwide hold a charter in the SNHS. La Salle is proud to be a Lasallian School - an educational institution that draws its philosophy and inspiration from the Christian Brothers whose reputation for excellence in education extends back to 1680. “Our nurturing environment, developed from a 350-year Christian Brothers' educational tra-

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dition continues today. “We strive to carry out the Mission established by our founder, Saint John Baptist De La Salle, ‘to give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor,’” said Bonacci. Twenty-three percent of La Salle students are from low-income families and receive full or partial tuition assistance. During the last five years, 99.5% of La Salle graduates have gone on to college with 88% going to four-year institutions. La Salle’s curriculum pursues a rigorous balance between college preparatory courses, religious education and enrichment opportunities. It is also committed to a values-based preparation for college that flows from a commitment to religious principles. Servicelearning is built into the curriculum during each of the four years. La Salle is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WECA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). La Salle High School 3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard Pasadena, California 91107 Telephone 626.351.8951

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Optimum Life The key to AGING WELL is LIVING WELL

Experience The Gables Monrovia’s pathway to living a longer and healthier life. Join us for our Optimum Life® special event and learn about the six key dimensions that help you take control of your health, wellness and life fulfillment. Enjoy group demonstrations and workshops and meet our resident docents and see why they love The Gables Monrovia. Don’t miss this educational event.

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The Gables in Monrovia Open House Thursday November 3 The Gables of Monrovia, a Brookdale Senior Living independent and assisted living community, offers exceptional senior living to the greater Monrovia senior community. Managed by Brookdale Senior Living. one of the largest owner and operator of senior living communities, the community promotes an Optimum Life lifestyle for its associates and residents. Optimum Life® is a culture within Brookdale Senior Living communities where whole person wellness is achieved through fulfillment in six key dimensions - physical, emo-

tional, purposeful, social, spiritual, and intellectual. Optimum Life® is exclusive to Brookdale Senior Living and its more than 550 locations. Regardless of abilities, the Optimum Life® approach is one that is directed by the resident, honoring his or her preferences and choices. Therefore, Optimum Life® permeates all aspects of living at a Brookdale community. Evidence-based research guides the design of lifestyles programs, dining options, prevention, chronic disease management and educational offerings. Through the six

dimensions of wellness, opportunities are provided for residents to choose a healthy lifestyle that adds value and fulfillment to their lives. Learn more about the offerings at The Gables Monrovia, including Optimum Life, during its open house event on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 3–7p.m. The Gables of Monrovia is located at 201 E. Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia, Calif.. For more information, call 626-3010204. For more information on Brookdale and its services and offerings, visit

Pasadena Community Urgent Care Urges Employers and Local Residents to Consider Sensible Alternative to ER Visits As Pasadena Community Urgent Care (PCUC) prepares to celebrate its first anniversary, a new national study reports that consumers and employers alike can save significant time and money by more properly using urgent care centers instead of hospital-based emergency rooms for nonemergency care. Unnecessary use of ER facilities is rampant in the United States, resulting in increased medical costs, long wait times, and decreased availability of medical resources for patients truly in need of emergency care. It is estimated that as much as 27 percent of all emergency room visits could take place at an alternative treatment site, such as urgent care, with a potential cost savings of approximately $4.4 billion annually. The new survey, conducted by Evive Health in conjunction with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, reports that 40 percent of employees surveyed had never used or were unfamiliar with urgent care facilities as an option. “Many employees do not realize that many non-acute illnesses can and should be treated at urgent care to reduce costs,” said Evive Health Chief Operating Officer Prashant Srivastava. “Everyone benefits if

we leave ERs open for the true health emergencies, such as trauma, heart attacks and stroke.” According to Wendy Karsten, chief executive officer of Huntington Medical Foundation whose physicians staff PCUC, the survey’s findings are “totally consistent with what we have experienced over the past year. Many people are simply unaware of what an urgent care center can offer for those times when you can’t wait for a doctor’s appointment but your need isn’t life threatening. And our evening and weekend hours mean that people don’t need to take time away from work to take care of their healthcare needs.” Karsten points out that broken bones, cold and flu symptoms, cuts, sprains, sports-related injuries, and high fever are among the many conditions that can be treated at PCUC. The center includes 11 examination rooms, procedure rooms, testing laboratories and mobile X-ray equipment. “Once people have been to our center for care, they tell their friends and become a supporter of the cost savings and convenience we offer,” Karsten says. In support of the local business community,

PCUC provides immediate care for on-the-job injuries as well as an array of employee health services such as pre-employment physicals, drug screenings and more. “Our goal is to support the local business community by providing much-needed services in an easy-to-access, affordable and comfortable environment,” said Karsten, who adds that other employee health services offered at the center include respiratory fit testing, lift evaluations, vision and hearing test services, post-accident care, and breath alcohol testing as well as X-ray and lab services. PCUC also offers InstyMeds, a convenient medication dispensing system for employees’ medicinal needs. PCUC is a unique collaboration among the city of Pasadena, Huntington Medical Foundation, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena and Huntington Memorial Hospital. The center is located at 3160 East Del Mar Blvd. and is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For urgently needed care, appointments are not necessary; however, appointments are required for employment physicals and screenings. For more information call 626-270-2400, or visit

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Hundreds Attend Twenty-Seventh Annual Fall Food & Wine Festival


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Each October, Pasadenans look forward to the annual Fall Food & Wine Festival, held on the festive grounds between the Parkway Grill and the Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena. Co-produced by Parkway Grill owners Gregg and Bob Smith and Huntington Memorial Hospital, event proceeds benefit the hospital’s Center for Trauma Care and will ensure Huntington Hospital’s trauma services receive the support needed to operate the

only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. Thanks to community donations and the proceeds from the Fall Food & Wine event, the hospital was able to close the capital campaign, raising the entire $80 million required to complete the expansion project, that will double the size of the existing emergency facility. “The support we received from our donors and the Fall Food & Wine sponsors over the past several years


was remarkable,” said Jane Haderlein, senior vice president of external affairs. “We know how important trauma care is to the families of Pasadena and, when complete, the new facility will offer highly advanced trauma treatment in a stateof-the-art environment.” The project is scheduled for completion in 2013. This year Linda Barker and Garrett Bell were event chairs .

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Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come will make their appearance in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Arcadia Public Library on Tuesday, Decem-

ber 6, at 7 p.m. Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson will perform a 75-minute show of this Christmas classic. Without using any props or costumes, he will portray all 46 characters.

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“It’s A Wonderful Life” Opens November 25 at Sierra Madre Playhouse “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The classic Christmas fantasy will be performed in Sierra Madre. Written by James W. Rodgers and based upon the film by Frank Capra and the story by Philip Van Doren Stern.

Directed by Christina Harris, produced by Ward Calaway for Sierra Madre Playhouse. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is the stage version of the favorite Christmas story. George Bailey, the decent

family man who heads the Building and Loan Association in the town of Bedford Falls, is dissuaded from suicide one especially difficult holiday season by the intervention of a guardian angel in training. The angel,

Clarence, shows George that his town and indeed, the world, are better off because George Bailey has been living in it. Faced with impending scandal, ruin and prosecution, George is rescued from disaster as

his wife and all the townspeople he’s helped over the years rally behind him in the hour of his greatest need, ensuring that the town of Bedford Falls will yet see the merriest of Christmases.

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Noise Within Continued from page 1 and dining on delicious canapes . Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, is set in Cuba by director Julia RodriguezElliott, ANW Co-Founder/ Co-Artistic Director. This uproarious, gender-bending bacchanal of merriment, mischief and true love, considered by many to be the Bard’s purest comedy, plays out against a backdrop of Caribbean carnival. In the hot Latin breeze, Sir Toby Belch and his incorrigible band of pranksters misbehave, while plucky Viola sparks confused passions and romance ensues. The cast includes Rob Dean (Orsino); Jill Hill (Valentine); Alison Elliott (Curio); Angela Gulner (Viola); Max Rosenak (Sebastian); Mitch Edmonds (Captain/Priest); Steve Weingartner (Antonio); Abby Craden (Olivia); Deborah Strang (Maria); Apollo Dukakis (Sir Toby Belch); Jeremy Rabb (Sir Andrew); Geoff Elliott (Malvolio); Max Lawrence (Fabian); and Anthony Mark Barrow (Feste). This production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. To enhance the theatregoing experience, A Noise Within offers comprehensive study guides for every production. Each includes a synopsis, director's notes, general theatre lore, links to other resources and detailed information about the playwright, characters, setting, period, costumes, scenic design, music and more. The Study Guides are available on-line at http://www.anoisewithin. org/education_studyguides. html. A Noise Within (ANW) is the only year-round classical repertory company in Southern California and one of only a handful in the entire country dedicated solely to producing classical dramatic

literature in the repertory tradition of rotating productions with a resident company of professional artists. Led by Founders and Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, A Noise Within has been hailed by critics as a “premiere classical theatre company,” and an "outstanding ensemble" whose "vibrantly theatrical" "brilliant productions" are "freshly imagined," "exceptional," "invigorating," "riveting," "brilliantly atmospheric," “inspired,” and “masterfully crafted.” With substantially more space than its Glendale venue, A Noise Within’s new theatre meets demand for tickets by allowing annual audience capacity to increase from 25,000 to 50,000 people, and the company's highly regarded education program will be able to double to 20,000 the number of students served each year. Together, this allows A Noise Within to expand its role as a leader in the presentation and preservation of classical theatre. The venue is located in the former Stuart Pharmaceutical building, a historic, mid-century modern masterpiece designed by celebrated architect Edward Durell Stone, known for landmark buildings around the country including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and Radio City Music Hall in New York. Constructed in the mid-1950s, the Stuart Pharmaceutical building was listed on the National Register in 1998 and features a striking landscape garden designed by Thomas Church. The completely new threestory theatre – which retains the building's original façade -- features support facilities, offices, rehearsal space, a classroom, considerable storage for costumes, props and scenery and large restrooms. There is plentiful, convenient, free parking in the adjacent Gold Line's Sierra

Madre Villa Metro parking structure. Single tickets are $46 (Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees); $42 (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees); and $34 (previews). Groups (10 or more) are $27 (weekdays and Saturday matinees), and $32 (Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees); School Groups (10 or more) are $16 (weekdays and matinees), or $20 (Saturday evenings). "Pay What You Can" tickets for the Thursday, October 27 performance are sold at the box office only for cash only on a first-come, first-served basis based on availability, with a limit of two per person. Among the varied subscription options offered is a new "Family Package" in which youngsters can experience A Noise Within with their parents on stage or in an on-site classroom. The pass is available to young people ages 6 to 17 with the purchase of an adult subscription series and can be redeemed for a ticket to the show or an educational workshop at the theatre offered during selected Sunday matinee performances. There are also a variety of play packages, special rates for patrons 18 to 30 years of age, group rates, school group rates, and more. Free programs for audience members include preor post-performance conversations with scholars and/ or ANW artists on selected dates throughout the season. A NOISE WITHIN is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. Free self-parking is located in the Sierra Madre Villa Metro parking structure, with entrances on northbound Sierra Madre Villa Avenue or North Halsted Street. To purchase tickets, call (626) 356-3100 or visit

(L-R) A Noise within Co-Founders/Co-Artistic Director Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott with ANW Chair Terry Kay and Jeanie Kay. Photo by Jamie Pham

The Stage was set for Saturday’s opening Gala Party at the new A Noise Within-Photo by Terry Miller

Hundreds of guests enjoyed cocktails and canapes outside the theatre for the Gala Opening Photo by Terry Miller

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La Salle Football TeamWins over Mary Star of the Sea High School. The record 19 straight losses ended with La Salle’s 49 to 20 win.

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Stronach Group Announces long-term Support for Jockeys’ Guild The Stronach Group announced today that it has entered into a longterm agreement to support the Jockeys’ Guild and it member jockeys. Under the terms of the 3-year deal, each of the six Stronach Group racetracks will make payments to the Jockeys’ Guild to help subsidize health insurance, life insurance and disability benefits as well as benefits for all jockeys who are members of the Guild and ride in the United States. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes. Mike Rogers, Vice President, Racing of The Stronach Group, stated: “This is the right thing to do for the jockeys and the sport. Frank Stronach has always believed in the importance of all segments of the horse racing industry doing their part to support

the health and welfare of the jockeys.” Terry Meyocks, National Manager of the Jockeys’ Guild, stated: “We very much appreciate the commitment and support from Frank Stronach and The Stronach Group racetracks. This agreement will directly benefit approximately 750 active and permanently disabled members. Currently, the Guild provides life insurance, AD&D insurance and temporary disability benefits to its active members, as well as life insurance and aid to the permanently disabled members. To continue this effort, it is critical that we receive support from all of our racetrack partners within the industry. We all should be working together to help promote our sport.” About The Stronach Group The Stronach Group is a privately-held consortium that owns, operates and manages a number of leading businesses in a

wide range of industries, including: Thoroughbred racing and gaming; Thoroughbred horse breeding; agriculture; electric vehicle technologies; and medical technologies. The Stronach Group also owns a number of premier development properties and real estate assets in North American and Europe. About The Jockeys’ Guild Jockeys’ Guild, Inc., the organization representing professional jockeys in American Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, was founded in May, 1940 and has approximately 950 members, including active, retired disabled jockeys. The purpose is to protect jockeys, strive to achieve a safer racing environment, to obtain improved insurance and other benefits for members and to monitor developments in local, state and federal laws affecting the racing industry, and in particular, the jockeys.

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Sierra Madre Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3208 Post 3208 is once again sponsering Veterans Day service which will be held at the memorial wall on saturday the 12th

of november, 2011 at 11:00am. Guest speaker is John Buchana. We will also have members of the post talk about their

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Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon Presents “Running with History” Art Contest Organization Seeks Official Artist for 2012 Event

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The Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon has partnered with several local arts and cultural organizations to present the “Running With History” Art Contest. The initiative offers artists of all stripes the opportunity to become the Official Artist of the 2012 Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon. While the theme, “Running With History,” is open to individual interpretation, it is of specific relevance to the Pasadena Marathon; with a racecourse that leads runners through some of Pasadena’s most historic districts, participants are given the unique opportunity to run alongside a number of notable landmarks. In collaboration with the Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon, local preservation organization Pasadena Heritage will present “Running With History,” a program to highlight 26 of the historic sites along the course, one

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Tree Mile. Class Racing Stable’s 7-year-old campaigner has earned $721,454 in 27 lifetime starts while compiling an 8-2-4 record. David Flores rides for trainer Craig Dollase. The likely favorite is John Johny Jak, who finished a solid third behind Jeranimo and Mr. Commons in the Oak Tree Mile following a nose victory over Norvsky

for each mile of the marathon. Starting in November, one of the 26 sites will be featured each week on both organizations’ websites and Facebook pages. Additional information about this inspiration behind the art contest theme can be found at “We’re grateful for our partnership with Pasadena Heritage, as well as the support of so many institutions of renown in our area,” says Race Director, Israel Estrada. “These organizations, in turn, enable us to celebrate the talents of our community.” Winning entrants will receive prize packages including museum entry passes, gift cards for art supplies, vouchers for art classes, and VIP marathon entries. The 1st Place Winner will be named the Official Artist of the 2012 Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon. This individual’s artwork will be featured on the Pasadena

Marathon website as well as in printed promotional materials, such as posters, mailings, and the official event program. Details about the art contest, including prize categories and submission guidelines, can be found at www.pasadenamarathon. org. Submissions are due on November 14. The Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon itself will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Four timed races (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K) and two noncompetitive attractions (Bike Tour and Kids Run) give the 4th annual event its broad appeal. Approximately 8,000 runners, walkers, and cyclists from across the U.S. and numerous international cities are expected to participate in the event. To register for the 2012 Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon, please visit www.pasadenamarathon. org.

Santa Anita in the Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 24. Victor Espinoza will be aboard the 4-year-old ridgling whose record of 7-5-2 in 22 starts has generated earnings of $242,709. Kristin Mulhall trains John Johny Jak for Kretz Racing. The complete field for the Lure Stakes, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Fantastic Pick, no rid-

er, 119; War Element, Brice Blanc, 119, Monterey Jazz, David Flores, 119; Assessment, Daniel Vergara, 119; Make Music for Me, Jose Valdivia Jr., 123; John Johny Jak, Victor Espinoza, 123; Posse Power, Leslie Mawing, 119; Blue Chagall, Martin Pedroza, 119, and Leroy’s Dynameaux, Alonso Quinonez, 123.

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Lockdown in Arcadia Continued from page 1 Anxious parents starting arriviing at the school hoping to get some information but what they got was “frustrating” according to one parent who wish to remain anoymous. She felt administartors could have done a better job letting parents know what was happening. “There were so many rumors flying around, we were scared for our child’s safety and no one from the school came to the gates.” The frustration was echoed by many who only got sporadic text messages

from their children on campus letting them know they were okay. Police could be seen walking with rifles checking the massive campus, room by room and eventually students were left out of their respective classes to met by waiting parents at Arcadia County Park. The investigation led police to Holly Avenue Elementary School and that campus was placed on lockdown for a brief period. It was a minimum day schedule so the lockdown affected only few students.

It was determined that there was no threat on the Holly Avenue Campus so the lockdown was released a short time later. The Police Department and School Officials worked together to develop a dismissal plan at the High School and all students were safely escorted from the campus. No arrests have been made. Investigators are working with school officials to identify who is responsible for the threat. Police search the High School and evacuate the campus room by room Wednesday -Photo by Terry Miller

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For the period of Sunday, October 23, through Saturday, October 29, the Police Department responded to 842 calls for service of which 117 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, October 23: Shortly after 3:00 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle make a left-hand turn without signaling onto Santa Anita Avenue from Colorado Boulevard. Through investigation, the officer learned that the vehicle was listed as a suspect vehicle in a fictitious dollar bill case, belonging to APD, and conducted a traffic stop in the Denny’s parking lot, 7 E. Huntington Drive. The officer conducted a vehicle inspection and found a roll of dollar bills, of which 12 were fictitious. A records check revealed that both the driver and passenger were on parole for burglary. The passenger, a 43-year-old Hispanic male, was arrested for possession of fictitious bills and transported to the Arcadia City Jail. At about 2:41 p.m., an officer responded to a three-party traffic collision in the 600 block of South Baldwin Avenue. After making contact with the involved parties, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from one of the driver’s breath and person. The driver consented to field sobriety tests, and it was determined he was driving under the influence. The 47-year-old White male was booked for DUI with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 percent. Monday, October 24: At approximately 2:51 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Camino Real Avenue regarding a residential fire, upon which Arcadia Fire Department engines were already on scene. The officers made contact with the 82-year-old homeowner and other residents who had evacuated the house with no injuries. The homeowner’s daughter suspected the fire was

caused by her mother’s cigarettes, which she smokes in bed and drops while falling asleep. The fire appeared to be accidental. At about 3:00 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud investigation. The victim explained that while reviewing her credit card account, she noticed suspicious charges from 6 different businesses. The victim presented the officer with a “Thank You” card from one of the businesses, and the officer contacted the business located in Las Vegas. The salesperson that completed the transaction explained the suspect, an adult Asian male, identified himself with the victim’s last name and did not appear suspicious. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. Tuesday, October 25: Around 11:30 a.m., officers responded to the 00 block of East Forest Avenue regarding a possible residential burglary in progress. Dispatch advised two male subjects were seen exiting the residence carrying a television and were fleeing southbound on First Avenue in a blue vehicle. Assisting Arcadia officers responded and observed the suspect vehicle, with three occupants, fleeing from the residence. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle while traveling Code 3 (light and sirens), however the vehicle did not stop and a pursuit ensued. The suspects led officers on a high speed chase along the 210 East freeway and concluded at the Citrus Exit off-ramp, where a rollover traffic collision occurred involving only the suspect vehicle. One suspect was trapped inside the vehicle while the other 2 suspects fled on foot. After a short pursuit, both suspects were detained by Arcadia Officers and one plain-clothed Azusa Police Officer who happened to be nearby. The suspects, a 23-year-old Hispanic male, 23-year-old MiddleEastern male, and 18-yearold Hispanic male were transported to the Arcadia City Jail for interviews, and were later arrested for Conspiracy to Commit

a Crime and Residential Burglary. The driver was also charged with Evading a Police Officer and Possession of Stolen Property. At about 1:23 p.m., an officer responded to Ultra Diamonds, 1201 S. Baldwin Avenue in reference to a grand theft report. The store manager explained that FedEx normally delivers a weekly shipment of jewelry to his store and on several occasions leaves the package with his neighbor, Burlington Coat Factory. The manager reported that for the week of September 16, he did not receive a package. After researching the package’s whereabouts, he discovered the package was received by a store manager a t

Burlington. Due to the similarity of the boxes, the manager sent the box to the Receiving Department, from where the package went lost or stolen. Further investigation revealed one of the department’s employees quit his job on the day the jewelry was delivered. The Ultra Diamonds manager desires further investigation and prosecution if anyone is found in possession of the jewelry. Wednesday, October 26: Shortly after 2:00 p.m., loss prevention personnel from H&M at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, detained a juvenile male for petty-theft. The suspect concealed clothing in his backpack and left the store without making payment. The 17-year-old Hispanic was transported to the Arcadia City Jail, where a records check revealed no

prior thefts. He was cited for the listed charge and released to his mother. A theft occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., in the 300 block of Warren Way. Suspect(s) ransacked the victim’s car and stole her company laptop from the front passenger seat. The victim left her vehicle unlocked in her driveway. Thursday, October 27: At approximately 11:27 a.m., an officer was traveling northbound on Holly Avenue at Fairview Avenue and observed two adult male subjects standing in the parking lot of Holy Angel’s School, 370 Campus Drive, of which one he recognized to be a registered sex offender out of the

City o f Arcadia. The officer questioned the subject’s purpose for being on the school’s property, to which he explained they were fixing his bicycle. Further investigation revealed the subject was in possession of a glass-smoking pipe and a records check confirmed he was a sex registrant. The 34-year-old was arrested for Sex Offender on School Grounds, Possession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. At about 4:29 p.m., the victim of a burglary at LA Fitness came to the Arcadia Police Department front counter to file a report. The victim explained that on October 14th he returned to his locker after working out, and found his padlock and personal belongings missing. Since then, the victim discovered fraudulent charges on his credit card. Friday, October 28: Around 2:00 p.m., officers were traveling northbound on First Avenue at Haven Avenue and observed a bicyclist traveling on the sidewalk. The officers

conducted a traffic stop; however the subject abandoned the bicycle and fled into the yard of a residential property, in the 100 block of East Haven Avenue. The subject was ordered to stop but he continued to run eastbound into the rear yard out of sight. Officers conducted an area check but could not locate him as it appeared he entered the residence to avoid capture. At about 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Fairview Avenue regarding two unconscious subjects caused by a possible overdose. Arcadia Fire Department Paramedics advised that two subjects had ingested an unknown quantity of sleep aid medication after engaging in a verbal argument. Through investigation, officers determined the subjects attempted suicide while caring for their two juvenile grandchildren. The 1-yearold and 5-year-old children were released to their mother who arrived at the scene. Further investigation is being conducted by the Department of Children and Family Services regarding the safety and welfare of the grandchildren, and the Detective Bureau for possible criminal prosecution against the grandparents. Saturday, October 29: At about 12:56 p.m., officers responded to Tapioca Express, 160 East Duarte Road, regarding a report of a male subject throwing unknown objects at vehicles. While making contact with the reporting party, a 16-year-old Asian male, dispatch advised the reporting party fit the suspect description in two calls regarding a male subject throwing unknown objects at passing vehicles and an attempted carjack. An investigation revealed the juvenile threw rocks at several passing vehicles causing damage to one, and attempted to car jack a female victim by asking her for the time-of-day. As the victim checked her phone, the juvenile opened her passenger side door and ordered her to get out. The victim sped onto Duarte Road in fear for her safety. Officers determined the juvenile called 911

to report a false crime to avoid capture, and was subsequently arrested for Report of a False Crime, Throwing Substances at Vehicles, Vandalism, and Attempted Car Jacking. At approximately 3:27 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Huntington Drive and First Avenue regarding a nude man possibly chasing a female and child. Dispatch advised the subject was last seen in the alley behind Chevron, 102 East Huntington Drive, wearing a green shirt and black pants. The officer made contact with the Chevron cashier who explained that a female customer with her child reported that a naked man was standing in front of the store. The cashier confirmed that she exited the store and saw a male subject standing in their lot with no shirt or underwear, and his pants around his ankles. The suspect, a 45-yearold White male, was located and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking without incident.

Monrovia PD

During the last sevenday period, the Police Department handled 583 service events, resulting in 114 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Public Demonstration On October 21, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) conducted a demonstration in the 600 block of West Huntington protesting at Trader Joe’s. There were approximately 200 in attendance. The demonstration began at noon, and at 12:30 p.m., they walked through the Huntington Oaks shopping center and proceeded to the Trader Joe’s Corporate Office in the 800 block of South Shamrock. They held a rally there for nearly an hour. At that time, the group was approached by officers from the Police Department and instructed to leave per Penal Code Section 602(a) at the request of Trader Joe’s security, and the group eventually dispersed. The remainder of the time they stayed on the church grounds, where they had permission to stand.

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POLICE BLOTTERS Grand Theft Investigation On October 23 at 12:16 p.m., a female subject called police and reported that she had just been robbed of her cell phone. When officers arrived, she stated that she had advertised her iPhone on Craigslist for sale. She met with the potential buyer at Mayflower and Huntington. When she handed the cell phone to the subject, he took it and ran east across Mayflower and out of sight. Officers responded and checked the area, but met with negative results. Driving Under the Influence Suspect Arrested On October 23 at 3:26 p.m., officers responded to the report of a male adult drinking alcohol while driving through a business parking lot in the 300 block of West Huntington. Officers arrived and arrested the driver for driving under the influence and his vehicle was stored. Commercial Burglary On October 23 at 11:04 p.m., a car with three occupants pulled up near a gas station at Shamrock and Huntington. A male subject ran into the store and took a case of beer and ran directly out to the waiting car. The clerk obtained the license plate of the car. An officer went to the address the

vehicle was registered to and waited until the car returned. The officer was able to detain the suspect, and the stolen property was located. The witness positively identified the suspect and the vehicle. Based on investigation, only one suspect was charged and held. Vandalism On October 24 at 10:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of South Primrose regarding vandalism. They arrived and found gang graffiti on the sidewalk at the northeast corner of Primrose and Montana and on the limit line on the street. The graffiti was written in black spray paint. Graffiti removal was notified. Vandalism On October 24 at 4:34 p.m., additional gang graffiti was reported in the 1100 block of South Primrose. Graffiti removal was notified. Residential Burglary On October 25 at 6 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of California left their house. When they returned at 5 p.m., they found their home had been burglarized. The suspect gained entry by climbing through an unlocked second floor window. Two laptop computers and thumb drives were stolen. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On October 25 at 6:26 a.m.,



an employee of a restaurant in the 500 block of West Huntington reported that someone had broken into a customer’s vehicle. An officer responded and found a rear window had been shattered. A green backpack containing documents and a stethoscope was taken. No witnesses were located. Investigation continuing. Residential Burglary On October 25 at 9:54 a.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 700 block of Monterey regarding a burglary. The victim had left an hour earlier and returned to find a bedroom window open and a laptop missing. The suspect(s) removed the window screen and forced the lock to gain entry. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On October 25 at 1:17 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the intersection of Alta Vista and Chestnut on the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim said his vehicle was broken into the day before sometime between 4 and 5 p.m., but he was unable to report it at that time. The suspect(s) broke the driver side window and removed a clipboard from the front seat which contained $200 in cash. No witnesses were located. Investigation continuing. Illegal Fire Setting On October 25 at 3:57 p.m., Monrovia Fire

Department advised they were responding to a small fire on the tracks in the 1400 block of South Alamitas. Officers responded to assist. It was determined that someone set fire to some trash. The fire was put out. A similar fire was reported at the same location a week prior. No witnesses were located, but indications are that it may be school kids that are causing these fires after school. Extra patrol will continue in the area. Investigation continuing. Burglary On October 26 at 9:28 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a theft that had just occurred. When the officer arrived, the reporting party told him a female subject who had been wandering in the store, walked out and the anti-theft alarm went off. The reporting party saw the female get into a vehicle and leave, but was able to obtain the license plate number. A check of the video and the sales floor indicated the female had taken five Android eReaders valued at $1,150 dollars. Investigation continuing. Shots Heard On October 26 at 6:39 p.m., dispatch received numerous calls of shots heard over a wide area of the north end of town. The majority of calls seemed

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to indicate the shooting occurred somewhere in the area of the 400 to 600 blocks of Norumbega. Pasadena’s helicopter responded and searched the area with Monrovia ground units. Officers searched along the wash and door-to-door in the area for more than an hour, but were unable to locate the source of the gunfire. No witnesses or suspects were located. Investigation continuing. Residential Burglary On October 26 at 8:30 a.m., a resident who lives in the 400 block of North Primrose left her home. When she returned at 10:15 p.m., she found someone had forced her back door open. It appears that nothing was stolen. The suspect may have been scared off when a motion detector lamp activated when the door was forced open. Investigation continuing.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, October 23rd, to Saturday October 29th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 260 calls for service. See crimereports. com for updated information. Monday, October 24th: 10:23 AM- Vandalism/$400 or More Damage, 300 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.This case involves a suspect(s)

that shattered a glass touch screen in aBank of America ATM machine. Tuesday, October 25th: 3:05 PM- Make Annoying Telephone Calls, 400 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. This case involves the victim’s ex-girlfriend leaving messages on his answering machine. Wednesday, October 26th: 1:31 PMSuspicious Circumstances, Sierra Madre Blvd and Park Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) leaving chickens with their heads cut off on brown butcher paper. Pasadena Humane Society responded and took the remains. Friday, October 28th: 1:06 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This case involves a victim that received her credit report and found numerous accounts and alias on the report that did not belong to her. Her identity was compromised and numerous accounts were opened in her name. Saturday, October 29th: 3:09 AM- DUI Alcohol/ Drugs, Sierra Madre Blvd and Park Ave. An officer stopped a 50-year old Sierra Madre motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and found that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department for booking.

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Life Remembered

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Co-Owner of Lucky Baldwin's Pubs Memorial Thursday 4-6pm

Dave Farnworth was photographed in April when he and business partner Peggy Simonian opened their third Lucky Baldwins -Photo by Terry Miller

Dave Farnworth passed away last Friday of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease which affected Upper and lower motor neurons and motor neuronsFransworth was well-known in the industry especially for his love of Belgian beers. Under the ownership of British subjects David Farnworth and Peggy Simonian, Lucky Baldwin’s in old Pasadena poured their very first pint July 1, 1996. It wasn’t long before word got around that there was a good “English Pub” in Pasadena complete with character and a feel of the UK. Lucky Baldwin’s, complete with the delirious dry wit of an Englishman born in Carlisle – that would be Farnworth. Carlisle is known as the last town in England before Scotland, and sometimes the last town in Scotland before England, depending on with whom you’re sharing a pint of the amber nectar. Farnworth told me in April, logically enough, that he had lived in Farnworth which is located within the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester which might account for his thick accent, and Northern wit and repartee. I’m not sure if he was pulling my leg – sometimes you never know with us Brits…we love to “take the mickey”. Oh well, it always makes for a good story!

Business partners Farnworth and Simonian, who met while working for the British Tourist Authority in Los Angeles, knew they were on to something special with Lucky Baldwins. The place kept growing and accordingly they offered more and more selections and a menu of British pub food that many would argue was better than back home. What sets Lucky Balwin’s apart from the madding crowd of bars, sports bars and gastropubs in the Los Angeles area is simply the selection of great beers, particularly Belgian beers, and the corresponding beer festivals that have become so popular throughout the years at Luck Baldwins locations. It is thanks to Farnwoth that such ales are even available here in California. A determined beer aficionado, Farnworth literally travelled the world to find what he thinks are the best of the very best beers. Yes, the place attracts expats but mostly Anglophiles and those who really enjoy good ales and beers as well as pub food and company. Pasadena has its share of Brits but Santa Monica is still the number one destination for Brits moving to the States it seems. However, as one regular British customer at Lucky Baldwins quipped “We’re slowing regaining the colonies…” referring to the number of British sub-

jects living and working in California. In 2005, Farnworth and Simonian jumped at an opportunity to open a Sierra Madre Lucky Baldwin’s that formerly housed the Sierra Madre Brewing Company 2. That location has developed a very loyal following and is known as Lucky Baldwins Delirium. The latest in their series of pubs opened in East Pasadena on Super Bowl Sunday and has been attracting a loyal following ever since. While planning for the American market the Belgians put their little grey cells to work and decided to introduce unique styles that may appeal to the wine connoisseur and other fussy gourmands rather than challenge “popular” American lagers. Farnworth knew this well. Emphasizing quality and style was also important considering that most of the beers sell for considerably more that the price of a Bud lite. I can almost see Hercule Poirot sampling a Sason Dupont after he has enjoyed a Cuvee des Trolls after he has solved yet another dastardly crime. The man knew his beers! Really! Farnworth was well known in the industry and a mavarick of sorts when it came to intriducing customers to different brews. Belgium continues to make hundreds of distinctive local beers, including traditional brews flavored

with fruits. One of Farnworth’s favorite beers was: Scotch de Silly is a Scottish-style ale brewed in a town named Silly – I kid you not. When you first look at the beer menu at Lucky Baldwins Trappiste, you might be a little overwhelmed with not only the choices but the names. It is actually good reading and quite funny…How about Lagunitas the Hairy Eyeball or Hair of the Dog Fred. For a change of pace try Alesmith Horny Devil…at 11% alcohol, this beer could well be served at the Playboy Mansion. How about a beer called Kwak? Of course the more conventional sellers like Guinness, Boddingtons and Stella are always on tap but surely one must try something called Stone Sublimely Self Rightous if it’s on the menu. Stop by Thursday when friends and family will be raising a glass in Dave Farnworth’s memory – 4pm – 6pm Thursday at the E. Pasadena Location November 3. Share your memories of Dave and tell stories and we’ll raise a toast to him! Lucky Baldwins Trappiste is located at 1770 E Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. Lucky Baldwins Deliriums located at 21 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre and the original at 17 S. Raymond in Pasadena. For more details visit their website:

staff to accomplish amazing feats – from attracting new development, to reimagining entire sections of town, to surviving and even thriving through the Great Recession, to building a new public library. Monrovia taught me about who I am, and what a motivated and focused group of people are able to accomplish when they work together. "Glendale is a wonderful community – diverse, well-managed and progressive. I hope to add the benefit of my experiences to this dynamic organization and validate the City Council's trust and confidence in me” the current city Manager of Glendale is Jim Starbird who was himself a Monrovia City Manager in the 1970s and 80s. Of the man in whose shoes he will be stepping, Ochoa said “Following a manager of Jim Starbird's caliber is no easy task; however, with a highperformance management team, dedicated employees, and clearly defined and ambitious expectations from the Council, I look forward to the challenge. I can't wait to begin serving Glendale." Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz echoed that sentiment when speaking of Ochoa himself. She said that she was not worried about the future of Monrovia or of a transition to a new city manager because of the strong management team Ochoa had put in place.

She did say that he would be missed in this city. “Scott Ochoa has been an outstanding City Manager for the City of Monrovia,” she said. “He has given his heart and soul to this community. We are very fortunate to have had him as a part of the Monrovia Family. I join the other City Council Members in wishing him well.” At the Tuesday Council meeting, Lutz directed Ochoa to have a staff report prepared by the next council meeting outlining the steps open to the City Council regarding finding a replacement. The report should cover a list of search firms available to use in finding a new City Manager, the potential of an “in house” appointment, a time line for the search and a list of other considerations so that the council could move forward in a timely manner to find a replacement. It is assumed that the city will continue in its policy of having the Deputy City Managers fill in for Ochoa on a rotating basis when he leaves to take up his new duties. The deputies are the Department heads of the City. “We were so fortunate to have had someone of his caliber in this city,” Lutz said. “His talents will now take him to another level in another community.”

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exceptional microbrews such as Original Orange Blossom Ale and Tule Duck Red Ale. The Huntington Center for Trauma Care was established in 1983, and is the only Level II trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley.

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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at Fictitious Business Name Filings City of Arcadia Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011 073481 FIRST FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011 110199 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TWINKLE STAR FAMILY NIGHT CHILDCARE, 2714 S Harvard Blvd , Los Angeles , CA 90018. 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: Judith Carney. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 4, 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 October 13, 2011, October 20, 2011, October 27, 2011, November 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011101272 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TOURZANDA TRAVEL; GETGO TOURS, 8221 3rd Street Suite 205 , Downey, CA 90241. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Xology Corporation (CA), 8221 3rd Street Suite 205 , Downey, CA 90241; Michael Issac, President. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 16, 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 October 13, 2011, October 20, 2011, October 27, 2011, November 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011101275 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as OMNI SAFE INSURANCE SERVICES, 8221 3rd Street Suite 205 , Downey, CA 90241. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on February 15, 2007. Signed: Omni Safe Insurance Services, Inc. (CA), 8221 3rd Street Suite 205 , Downey, CA 90241; Michael Issac, President. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 16, 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 October 13, 2011, October 20, 2011, October 27, 2011, November 3, 2011

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011 101166 RENEWAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DABLLE DESIGNS; KT CAKES, 1504 N Allen Ave , Pasadena, CA 91104. 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: Kathleen Ann Fisher. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 16, 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 October 13, 2011, October 20, 2011, October 27, 2011, November 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011108965 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SMILEY THE CLOWN, 408 El Monte St , San Gabriel, CA 91776. 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: Rachel Sanchez. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 30, 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 October 27, 2011, November 3, 2011, November 10, 2011, November 17, 2011

Public Notices Trustee Sale No. 20385CA Title Order No. 110354420CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/12/2006. 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 11/17/2011 at 09:00 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10/20/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 2333097 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ARMANDO S. RANGEL AND CHRISTINA JULIAS RANGEL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, INC, 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 convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (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: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $389,997.82 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 221 VIOLET AVENUE #A , MONROVIA, CA 91016 APN Number: 8505-021-050 See Declaration, as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, attached hereto and made a part hereof. CALIFORNIA FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE (California Civil Code § 2923.54(a)) The undersigned mortgage loan servicer hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: [ ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. Therefore, the mortgage loan servicer has waited an additional 90 days before giving notice of sale as required by Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a). [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. [ ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a) does not apply because: [ ] The loan was not recorded between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2008. [ ] The loan is not secured by residential real property. [ ] The loan is not secured by a first priority mortgage or deed of trust. [ ] The borrower did not occupy the property as his/her principal residence when the loan became delinquent. [ ] The loan was made, purchased or serviced by (1) a California state or local public housing agency or authority, including state or local housing finance agencies established under Division 31 of the Cal. Health & Safety Code and Chapter 6 of the Cal. Military & Veterans Code, or (2) the loan is collateral for securities purchased by any such California state or local public housing agency or authority. [ ] The borrower has surrendered the property as evidenced by either a letter confirming the surrender or delivery of the keys to the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. [ ] The borrower has contracted with someone whose primary business is advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their loan obligations. [ ] The borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the bankruptcy court has not entered an order closing or dismissing the bankruptcy case or granting relief from the automatic stay. OneWest Bank, FSB By: Vicki Brizendine ATTACHMENT TO NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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”. DATE: 10/26/2011 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA SUITE 215 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 (702) 586-4500 PRIORITYPOSTING.COM JESSE J. FERNANDEZ, PUBLICATION LEAD MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P892034 10/27, 11/3, 11/10/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 453168CA Loan No. 0691577555 Title Order No. 926347 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-26-2005. 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 11-28-2011 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-042005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 05 0267264, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: DAVID NEHDAR, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 18 IN BLOCK ‘’N’’ OF MONROVIA, IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 69 THROUGH 70 OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM THAT PORTION OF THE STREET. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $623,578.80 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 227 WEST OLIVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 APN Number: 8516-025-022 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: 11-03-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ISAAC PACHECO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or (714) 573-1965 or ASAP# 4114480 11/03/2011, 11/10/2011, 11/17/2011 Monrovia Weely Trustee Sale No.: 20110169803102 Title Order No.: 110220687 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/18/2007. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/26/2007 as Instrument No. 20071008626 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RANDY WILSON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/23/2011 TIME OF SALE: 09:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELES-NORWALK, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE, NORWALK, CA 90650 STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 123 POINSETTIA AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA 91016 APN#: 8518-015-011 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 $390,065.78. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM, LLC 2 ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800-280-2832, LLC NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/17/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P884273 11/3, 11/10, 11/17/2011 Monrovia Weekly Notice of Lien Sale by Dry Dock Storage 3131 S. Peck Road Monrovia, CA 91016 The contents of the storage unit below consists mainly of household and or office goods. The contents of Lorrie Zamora unit 79 will be sold on Tuesday December 6, 2011, at 10:00. For additional information contact Dry Dock Storage at the above address or call (626) 445-87629am-5pm daily. Publish: October 27, November 3, 2011 Published in The Monrovia Weekly




Mid Century Classic 5 bedrooms, 3,340 sq.ft. home a corner lot with 2.5 baths, gleaming hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen, formal dining room, 2 fireplaces, formal master retreat, courtyard, private guest house, pool & spa, 2 car detached garage. (G2440)

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Beautifully upgraded 4 bed/4 ba, living rm w/fireplace, library, formal dining room, spacious kitchen with granite counters. Family room w/hdwd floors, master suite w/large balcony, and three sided fireplace , downstairs bedrm with bath. Nicely landscaped yard and room for a pool. (ROS) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888

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Superb Craftsman completely remodeled with 3 bedroom suites, office/nursery, 3.5 baths, chef’s kitchen, stainless steel appliances, built-in china cabinet, maple floors, granite counters, 1 bedroom guest house with bath, double attached garage. (G25)

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Beautiful Spanish style 3,470 sq.ft. home on a 53,799 sq.ft. lot, 3 bedrooms, master bedroom with fireplace, 1.5 baths, formal dining room, library, living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, full basement and wine cellar. Plus 1 bedroom, 1 bath, guest quarter above the 2 car attached garage. (R1632)

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This lovely gem is located in the most desirable area of north Goleta. Features include, 4 bed/2.5ba, pool, covered patio, built in BBQ, two car garage and room for RV parking. Updated with a 50 yr roof, new paint, new carpet and tile and a new furnace. Move-in ready! (EDG)


A rare find! Some of the features of this awesome home are large living room, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry area, large lot with gully and wooden bridge driveway, 2 car garage, storage shed. Front row seat for the Mt. Wilson Trail race. (M455)

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Excellent opportunity for builder/developer, this property has a 15,786 sq. ft. developable lot on which you can have a 4 unit subdivision. The property consists of a single family residence and a guest house. It has El Monte Schools. Please do not disturb occupant. Property is zoned TCR2. This property has a five car garage. RV parking.(F5218)

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Arcadia Schools, Wonderful 2 bed 1 ½ bath, 1705 sq. ft. Formal entry, hardwood floors, wood beam ceilings, stone fireplace. Large family kitchen with eating area and walk in pantry. Huge master suite. Covered patio with built-in brick BBQ. Huge Lot! This property is also for lease $2850,00.(O1741) CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123 SE OU PM via N H 1- 5 Monro E OP SUNNido, l 5E 31


Have a business & be your own boss w/ income of your own! Why pay rent? Start Collecting it! You have hit the jackpot $748,888 (Was $825,000.) Residential income property, beautifully landscaped very large 4 units, each is about 800SF, w/4+1 electric meters & 4 gas meters, excellent location, close to Old Town Monrovia, public transport, always rented, updated, newer roof, new exterior paint, new paving, pride of ownership! (A207)

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Surrounded by nature this 5bdrm 4bth tri level 1929 Spanish Colonial nestled in the quiet secluded hills of Monrovia w/breathtaking views of the San Gabriel Valley & beyond. Hardwood floors, arched doorways, Kiva fireplace in living room, newer kitchen and much, much more. (E315)

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StuNNiNG home $679,000 This gorgeous home features 3 bed/2.75 ba, gourmet kitchen w/ss appls., hardwood floors downstairs and carpet upstairs, French doors, wood burning fireplace and your own elevator! Very private end unit with custom landscaping. Don’t miss this one! (SIE) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (

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Spacious single story 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, open kitchen next to living room/family room divided by a fireplace, dining area has a great view of the back yard, covered patio, play area, fruit trees, two car detached garage. (G116)

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Beautiful 1910 large two story character home. High ceilings, special molding with wainscoting. Covered front porch, formal entry, large living room, family room with fireplace, formal dining built in hutch. Four bedrooms + 1 office/playroom (could be 5th bedroom). Three bathrooms. Secluded backyard with Jacuzzi. (O833)

Newer 1999-Craftsman Influenced Home with Bamboo Garden. Owner’s Pride and Joy, Near Golf Course and Eaton Canyon Park, Turnkey! 4 bdrms, 4 bths, 3680 sq. ft. Plantation Shutters, Recessed Lighting, Hardwood Floors Throughout. The Living Room Has A Stone Fireplace , South Facing Balcony Views Formal Dining, Kitchen w/ eating area Stainless steel appliance, granite counters(L1712)

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Special single level townhome located on a tree lined street, this spacious home has an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal and informal dining, fireplace, FA/CA, very large patio, 2 car garage. Unique 3 bedroom home in coveted complex. (M286) CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451



This one level home nestled in North Monrovia features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, family room with fireplace, pool & spa. Situated on a large lot and mountain views. (VAL)

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Arcadia Schools. Beautiful tree lined street. Great buy in Arcadia. 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, Approx. 1500 sq. ft., Lot size 8718 sq. ft.)

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Newer townhome situated in a great area of Pasadena. Spacious courtyard, high ceilings in living room with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances in kitchen, custom tile floors, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 1,750 sq.ft., laundry room, 2 car attached garage. (V80)

Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in Upper Canyon with formal dining, 2 fireplaces, breakfast room, hardwood floors, FA/CA, huge terrace with tree top mountain views, back yard, 2 car attached garage and lots of light. (C450)


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Temple City School Dist., Located in North San Gabriel close by Temple City. South facing, quiet street and circle drive way. The house is 1,160 Sq Ft., 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom + Family room 260 Sq. Ft., Large Lot 65 x 167 = 10,851 Sq Ft. good for Owner use or investors have great opportunity to build your dream New Home or 2 units on the lot or 2 P.U.D(A8735)


Remodeled turnkey 3 bedroom home with guest house. Beautiful hardwood floors. Fireplace in living room and guest house. Total square feet of 2406. Kitchen remodeled with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Guest house features full kitchen, fireplace, full bathroom 12245 sq., ft., lot. Pool and Spa, 2 car detached garage with work shop.(V3419)

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Fantastic home in move-in condition! Located in the beautiful tract of Alhambra Hills. Separate and secluded Master Bedroom upstairs w/a private balcony. Downstairs features 3 bedrooms, a separate family room w/fireplace, formal dining room, and formal living room w/ fireplace. Kitchen has been remodeled including hardwood cabinets and granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.(W2422)



Amazing 3 bed/2 ba features a great kitchen w/new ss appliances, sink & granite counters. Beautiful crown molding. Formal dining opens to a nice patio, living room w/fireplace & large master bedroom. Double attached garage w/laundry and built-in sink and cabinets. (SUN)

Charming 3 bedrooms in Chapman Woods area of Pasadena. Hardwood floors, large living room and formal dining room, kitchen with eating area, separate, laundry room, one bath, attached 2 car garage and large fenced backyard. (D3628)

Great duplex $398,000 This nice one level duplex has been recently remodeled and features two, 3 bedroom/2 bath units. Both units are currently rented. Call for more information. (ONE)

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This home situated on a large lot features a great family room, living room, central air/heat and newer roof. Rear yard features swimming pool, pool house with ¾ bath and white vinyl fence. Walking distance to shopping center, theater and restaurants. (CAR)

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This 3 bed/2 ba Covina home features large kitchen, dining room w/fireplace, hardwood flooring and Central Air. Walking distance to schools and shopping areas. (DEX)

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This El Monte home features 3 bed/2 ba, living room, spacious family room with cozy fire place, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, central air and a 2 car detached garage with ample driveway space to park several vehicles. (PIN)

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This great two bedroom condo located north of Foothill in Monrovia, features living room w/fireplace, dining area, indoor laundry and master suite. Common area is well maintained with lovely gardens and a recreation room. Corner Unit! (FOO) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (

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This beauty is ready to go. 2 bdrms plus a legal addition that can be used as a large third bedroom or family room with fireplace. Remodeled bath, kitchen, granite counter tops, new appliances with eating area, with a newer roof, new windows, fresh paint inside and out, new lighting and electrical fixtures, 2 car garage w/workshop.(B14640) CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123

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