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Korean War Veterans to be Honored with special Memorial at Monrovia's Library Park
By Susan Motander Monrovia’s former Mayor, Rob Hammond has been elected to the Governing Board of the Monrovia Unified School District. Ed Gilliland and Bryon Wong both easily won relection to their seats on what is normally
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Unofficial Results Ridley,Tiet and Knollenberg Elected to Temple City School Board Three incumbents and four challengers ran for three open seats on the Temple City Unified School District board in a race heavily focused on budget and personnel. Incumbents Rachel L. LaSota, Robert Ridley and Janet Rhee ran against retired teacher Emilie Cales, retired engineer Kenneth Knollenberg, Attorney Kien C. Tiet and Matthew J. Wong. As of presstime, unofficial results are as follows: Ridley received 21 perecent of the vote with 1, 125; Tiet got 18.95 percent with 1,013, Knollenberg received 17.28 percent with 924 votes while Janet Rhee got 13.62. Mathew Wong 12.1 percent and Lasota a 9.24 percent.
Monrovia resident Herb Stevens listens intently to speakers at last year’s Veteran’s Day services at Library Park. Stevens, 91, served with United States Naval Intelligence from 1942 -1946. – Photo by Terry Miller
Monrovia's annual Veterans Day commemoration will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, at the Armed Services Memorial in front of the
Monrovia Public Library in Library Park at 321 South Myrtle.. The Veterans Day program in Monrovia is sponsored by the Allied Veterans Council. Mas-
ter of ceremonies is Scott Sinclai, president of the Allied Veterans Council. The program includes patriotic music performed by the Monrovia High School
Band, posting of the colors by members of VFW Post 2070 and the traditional placing of a wreath honoring all vertans. The main speaker of the day will be
Hugo Caballero. There will be a public dedication of a Korean War plaque by Monrovia American Legion # 44.
Big Banks Get Message Loud and Clear in Pasadena By Terry Miller
Hundreds attended ralley on Saturday – Photo by Terry Miller
On November 5th, also known as Guy Fawkes Day in England, hundreds, potentially thousands withdrew their money from the nation's largest Wall Street banks and move to small community banks and credit unions. About 100 protesters marched to all the major banks on Lake Street busi-
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ness distict on Saturday to show their support and soilidarity for the Occupy LA and Occupy Wall Street protests. The peaceful protesters repeated what a speaker said, word for word at each branch of Chase, Wells Fargo and other big national banks Saturday afternoon in Pasadena. What started out
as just a Facebook event page by Kristen Christian of California, quickly went viral and garnered national media attention. Now the Facebook event for Bank Transfer Day boasted more than 72,000 attendees and has inspired other events including College
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Freedom Is Not Free
By Dorothy Denne The words "Freedom is not free" speak to the heart of what America has stood for. Tomorrow is the day to remember our nation's veterans --- those who fought and are still fighting for our country's
freedoms. I feel there is nothing I can write better than the following which was written several years ago by a clergyman who was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Ann Landers printed it a couple of times and I have printed it before also. It still bears repeating. Veterans Day by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
Independent Films Spotlight Monday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room Please join us as we spotlight gems you may have missed! This film takes a look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. A film by
Mike Leigh and starring Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville, 129 minutes, Rated PG-13. Please call the library for film title! Sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Pubic Library Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, call 626-2568274, or visit www.monrovi-
apubliclibrary.org and click on the calendar icon on the top left of the page. Find DATE, click on the event and sign up. Bring your dinner and we’ll supply dessert. Monday, November 14, 2011 Library Community Room 6:00 p.m. Free.
Shakespeare Film Largely Fictional but Intoxicating Nonetheless Film Review By Michael James Gonzalez It is indeed the winter of discontent for many academics and historians of British literature. Roland Emmerich, who has directed blockbusters like “Independence Day” and “Day After Tomorrow” presents us with an alternative view on who William Shakespeare was and whether he ever wrote one word of his famous plays in the new film “Anonymous,” starring an all-star cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Elizabeth, Rhys Ifans in an elegant performance as aristocrat Edward de Vere, and Rafe Spall as Shakespeare. The question as to who actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays has been the subject of controversy for over two centuries, pinning Stratfordians (Shakespeare’s home, Stratford upon Avon) against anyone and everyone who doubt his authorship. Skeptics have argued mainly that Shakespeare’s limited education could not have allowed him to write so intimately about the international settings, ar-
istocracy, or royal courts that figure so prominently in all of the plays. The film too is an overtly skewed version of this argument, but where it fails in historical accuracy and in its limited scope, it thrives in rich set designs, vivid and surprisingly realistic CGI landscapes of Elizabethan London, beautiful costumes, and, of course, those words, words, words, brilliantly written by screenwriter John Orloff. It is the twilight of Queen Elizabeth’s reign (1558-1603), and political and military turmoil are near a fever pitch between the Cecil family and the Tudors. It seems that only the theatre—the most popular form of entertainment and thus propaganda—can sway the hearts and minds of both the impoverished mob and the nobility toward a proper successor to Elizabeth. Enter de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, playwright, and courtier to the queen. Recognizing the political power of theatre, de Vere begins to secretly write
plays—Henry V and Richard III among them—that implicitly ridicule Robert Cecil, de Vere’s brother-in-law and one of many heirs to the throne, in hopes that they might inspire the masses to revolt in favor of the Earl of Essex, who is an illegitimate son of the queen and of pure Tudor lineage. But since writing as an art form is looked upon as heresy by many in the royal court, de Vere asks Ben Johnson to take credit— a prominent playwright far removed from the court. When Johnson, however, inadvertently gives a dimwitted commoner and actor named Shakespeare the chance to take credit for de Vere’s plays, Shakespeare takes full advantage of the opportunity and quickly achieves legendary status among all the classes, while the plays themselves spark betrayals, acts of vengeance, and reversals of fortune within the royal court of proportions that are…well, Shakespearean.
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Job-ba the Hunt M E D I A ,
By Leslie Freiberger
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Columnists Dorothy Denne Wally Hage
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It snuck right up on me. It wasn’t anything dramatic, no trips to Europe. It didn’t happen overnight either. It was $20 here, $30, there. But before I knew it, it had gotten away from me and I had a surprising huge credit card debt. When the bills arrived, so did this gigantic white elephant sitting in the room wearing a new outfit with matching shoes, she just had to have, talking on a new iPhone. But the time had come she had to go. It was then that my husband cautiously mentioned that maybe I should get a job. A job?! Job JOB JOB J!O!B! I couldn’t seem to wrap my mind around it. It wasn’t that I was opposed to working. I had worked for years. Which explains why I’m so bitter. I’ve developed a certain lifestyle I’ve grown to enjoy. Alas, he was right, it was time for the hunt. Then, while shopping in my favorite store there was a sign from heaven, “Now Hiring”. Perfect. I know the merchandise first hand. But
it’s all different now; You apply for a job online. Not in person. Back home I sat in front of my computer (bought on credit) and began the arduous process of answering a series of 100 nebulous, “what would you do” questions with answers ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree. I sent it off and waited to hear back. Days went by and nothing, so I went to the store to talk to the manager in person. I didn’t want to look desperate so I bought a pair of pants. She wasn’t there that day. I went back the next and bought the matching sweater. This job hunting was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. It was then that the store manager told me I had failed the test. How was that possible? I strongly agreed with turning in a co-worker for stealing and would greet everyone with a smile. “I hate to be rude, but look around, you can’t tell me all these people passed the test?” When it came down to
it, they did and knowing the merchandise wasn’t enough. I failed more store online application tests. I was becoming the poster woman for There but for the grace of God go I. I thought about Auntie Mame when she needed a job after she lost her fortune in the crash of ‘29. Oh how I needed a little Christmas, right this very minute. And with that I got a job in a department store. Joy turned to panic because my training was spent in a broom closet in front of a computer. “I’m sorry but do you have a human I can talk to? A real one, not a simulated 3D version.” They offered me a credit card and a discount. Great, that’s how I got in this mess. The cash register and I still have issues. So I ask while you are shopping this holiday season be patient with your sales associate, she’s trying her best. If I’m lucky enough to keep this job through the holidays it will be a Miracle on Huntington Drive!
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Weinstocks Feats of Strength Competition in Sierra Madre’s Sports Central is a Winner for those who competed … as young as 6 and as old as 82!
Bill and Connie Weinstock create a winner in Feats of Strength Competition in Sierra Madre for all ages. -Courtesy Photo.
By Harry Sneider Engineer, world champion powerlifter, and Feats of Strength champion Bill Weinstock has created a competition for all ages! In his vast backyard in Sierra Madre he has developed a fitness challenge unlike any in this community. There are challenges in the pullup, the standing long jump, the rope climb, sandbag wheelbarrow races, farmers carry, and other activities. There are amazing competitors in the San Gabriel Valley in the Feats of Strength. A good example is Sanford Werner, at 82 he has done 11 perfect chinups as well as climb a 20 ft. rope in less than 6 seconds! Another competitor that deserves recognition is Bonnie Burrow; at age 60 she has done the seated 10 ft rope climb using her arms only in less than 4 seconds. Bill Weinstock, who is an all around athlete, has done 14 perfect chinups at age 65. There are other competitors who are accomplished as well. You may be thinking to yourself – is this for me? It is a competition for more advanced fitness athletes that are used to working to their maximum. If you’re the type of person that likes to find out where you stand in the areas of the long jump, the pullup, the rope climb, the dynamometer, and more -- this competition is for you.
In the last competition that Bill held recently in October there were children and teenagers doing some of the Feats of Strength and actually going for world records in some of the events. Bill Weinstock wants to encourage people of all ages to stay healthy and well. He sees a need for our community to stay in shape by doing weight training, conditioning work as well as some of the challenging Feats of Strength which will be a part of the Pasadena Senior Games in June 2012. Bill will have competitions in Sierra Madre’s Sports Central throughout the year for all ages. Certificates as well as world record certifications will be listed in Feats of Strength International publications. Other prizes are given to the winners. You may contact Bill at 626-355-8815 or email@example.com. Harry and Sarah Sneider have competed in powerlifting competitions with Bill Weinstock. Harry at age 64 bench pressed 432.5 lbs in the Senior Olympics Powerlifting competition. Sarah, last year won the Feats of Strength competition in the Senior Games for her age division. Those who are interested in more details about these competitions and training for them can contact Harry Sneider at 626-355-8964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Monrovia Receives ‘Most Business Friendly City Award’
The bright city lights are captured in this time exposure at the entrace to Old Town Monrovia -Photo by Terry Miller
Monrovia is the most business friendly city in Los Angeles County, according to an award given by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) on Thursday. The 2011 “Most Business Friendly City Award” in the category of cities with a population of 60,000 and less was presented to Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz and Mayor Pro Tem Joe Garcia by LAEDC officials at the 16th annual Eddy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday night. “Receiving the award for ‘Most Business Friendly City’ for 2011 is indeed an honor for our community. We’ve been fortunate to have an outstanding city staff that ensures that ev11:15 11:15AM AM ery business, new or current, receives excellent service,” said Mayor Mary Ann Lutz. “Our focus on economic de11:15 AMAM velopment began more than 40 years 11:15 11:15 11:15AM AM ago, and we have, and will, continue Rev. Paul S. Beck • Senior Pastor to improve upon it well into the future. Monrovia has always been known in the business community as a business friendly city, and this award confirms WE HAVE “SOMETHING” YOU NEED it!” Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. This was the third time that Monrovia had been named a finalist. MonroSunday School: (all ages) 9:15 a.m. via was competing against four other citSunday Eve - “Praise” Worship 7:00 p.m. ies: Commerce, Duarte, Gardena and or La Mirada. “It’s an honor to be recognized Monday Worship - 7:00 p.m. by the LAEDC for achieving the status of Most Business Friendly City in L.A. OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH County with cities with a population 512 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia under 60,000. This is an award that is
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coveted by every city that displays leadership in economic development, and it is a testimonial to our commitment towards attracting and retaining businesses which provide quality jobs for our residents,” said Mayor Pro Tem Joe Garcia. “Along with the finalists from Commerce, Gardena, La Mirada and Duarte, we are in exceptional company and after being finalists previously in 2008 and 2010, the third time truly is a charm.” Inaugurated in 1996, the Eddy Awards gala has become one of the most important economic development award programs in the state of California, and is attended by more than 600 of the region’s business, government and education leaders. In 2006, the LAEDC created the Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County award category to recognize cities within the County that are proactively promoting business-friendly programs and services in the interest of attracting and retaining good quality jobs for their residents. The winners were selected based on the following criteria: Demonstrated commitment to economic development as a priority Excellence in programs and services designed to facilitate business entry, expansion, and retention Economic development activity over the past three years Competitive business tax rates and fee structures Availability of economic incentives
Among the economic development activities in Monrovia that impressed LAEDC officials included the city’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain businesses, the City’s diverse portfolio of businesses ranging from nationally known technology firms to “mom and pop” shops in Old Town and the array of services and incentives for businesses. Monrovia offers financial relocation assistance, lease/tenant subsidies, broker bounties, the Old Town business development assistance and facade improvement programs, two redevelopment project areas, no utility user tax assessment and regionally low city fees. Monrovia was a finalist in 2008 and 2010. In addition to Monrovia, West Covina won the “Most Business Friendly City” award for in the category of cities with populations of more than 60,000. “We are delighted to recognize the cities of Monrovia and West Covina with this year’s Eddy Award,” said Bill Allen, LAEDC President and CEO. “Both cities stand out as model communities in Los Angeles County by proactively engaging and working with businesses and the private sector to create jobs for their residents. Each year, this competition reveals that more and more cities in the county are proactively implementing strategies that are in alignment with L.A. County’s first-ever Strategic Plan for Economic Development that will ensure a strong, diverse and sustainable economy for L.A. County.”
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Arcadia Educational Foundation Celebrates 30th Anniversary On Friday, October 28th, the Arcadia Educational Foundation held a small reception to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. In attendance were many current and past trustees, as well as guests, staff, and a number of Past Presidents of the foundation, including Bob Harbicht (City Council Member), Jan McEachern, Jim Eberhardt, Doug Failing, Pat Gibson and Bill Klipstein. Mayor Gary Kovacic presented a proclamation declaring it “Arcadia Edu-
cational Foundation Day”. Arcadia Educational Foundation was founded in 1981 by a group of concerned community members who saw the needs of the Arcadia Unified School District and were looking for a way to support the District. Arcadia Educational Foundation is operated by community volunteers in order to provide funding to enhance AUSD programs. AEF works in partnership with AUSD to identify high value fund-
ing opportunities in need of support and provides funding directly to the District to support these activities. AEF runs the annual summer school program and recently raised over $840,000 to help prevent layoffs due to budget cuts. For more information on the Arcadia Educational Foundation and opportunities to help, please contact the AEF office at (626) 447-2165 or arcadiaeducationalfoundation@ gmail.com.
Everything Coming Up Roses for Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Local council unveils Rose Parade® Float entry; Current, former, friends of Girl Scouts invited to “ride.” Today marks the birthday of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, an inspiring woman who encouraged girls from all backgrounds to grow in education, skills and selfreliance. In celebrating her birthday, we also celebrate in the year 2012 the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. To commemorate this milestone the local council Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) will start off the centennial year with a float entry in the upcoming Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Parade on January 2, 2012, with the hope that every flower on the float honors a Girl Scout, a former Girl Scout or a Girl Scout supporter. Details of the float and flower campaign are at www.girlscoutsla.org. The float’s design captures 100 years of Girl Scouting by showcasing the organization’s history and its future with elements of the unlimited opportunities and experiences it has provided to girls for a century. Enveloped by yellow roses, signifying the friendships made in Girl Scouting, the float’s theme of “What Will You Do Today?” echoes the iconic non-profit’s cam-
paign of challenging girls to imagine the possibilities through Girl Scouting. “For 100 years, Girl Scouts has inspired girls with the ideals of courage, confidence and character and encouraged them to make the world a better place,” said Lise L. Luttgens, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. “In celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting, this spectacular floral tribute looks back to the beginning and forward to the future of the largest girl-serving organization in the world.” The float was conceptualized by area Girl Scouts, designed by local Girl Scout mother-daughter team Renee Hoss-Johnson and Brianne Johnson, and will be decorated by a legion of Girl Scouts. Featured riders will include Girl Scouts from each age level and Girl Scouts Alumnae who are community and business leaders. Furthermore, along with the generous support of float sponsor Union Bank, the float is being funded by Girl Scouts and Girl Scout supporters – making this massive undertaking a bona fide all-Girl Scout service project.
With the hope that every flower on the float represents a Girl Scout or friend of Girl Scouting, GSGLA is offering “virtual rides” to Girl Scouts young and old and Girl Scout friends and family for a tax-deductible donation of $5 each. The nominal gift serves as a float flower dedication that will ride aboard the Girl Scout float. For each donation, a name will be “placed” on the float, giving the honoree a virtual ride in the Rose Parade. Float flower dedications have already been made in honor of current or former Girl Scouts; Girl Scout moms, dads, and grandparents; Troop Leaders; Girl Scout Gold Award recipients; Girl Scout volunteers; and friends of the Girl Scouts. Several troops are out in the community talking about the float and garner up support. Dedication donations can be made at www. girlscoutsla.org. The website also has information on joining, reconnecting and other 100th Anniversary celebrations. Alerts are happening on the GSGLA Facebook page, too at www.facebook.com/GSGLA.
Jaime Escalante Educator PCC Class of 1967 Jackie Robinson Major League Baseball Player Pasadena Jr. College Class of 1939
Joan Tibay PCC Class of 2009 New York University
Andre Bueno PCC Class of 2009 Loyola Marymount University
The Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees invites the community to an outreach meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 6 p.m. Arcadia Unified School District Board Room 234 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Dr. Mark W. Rocha Dr. Anthony R. Fellow Member, Pasadena Area Superintendent-President, Pasadena City College Community College District Board of Trustees Area 7
Topics of discussion include: • PCC’s Educational Master Plan • Successful completion in two years • Early College Assistance (2 + 2 + 2) • Program tracks • Opportunities to increase outreach through Community Advisory Councils
For more information, please call (626) 585-7202.
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Monrovia Kidnapping Suspect Released Donors and Volunteers Honored at On November 6, 2011, ple Station detectives and as as related by the victim and Hillsides Children’s Charity Event aan alleged kidnapping of a a result of their findings, a it became evident the child six-year-old victim occurred in the 2500 block of Graydon Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Monrovia. The child was apparently able to break free from the kidnapper and immediately alert Temple Sheriff’s Station personnel. An extensive investigation was conducted by Tem-
suspect was arrested Sunday evening, November 6, 2011 after a composite drawing was distributed top the media. On November 7, 2011, as the investigation continued, additional information became available to the investigators. This information did not corroborate the facts
was not truthful with the investigators about the kidnapping. Based on this current information, the suspect was released per 849(b)1 PC. Investigators are still looking into the matter. There is no further information available at this time.
Don Bosco Technical Institute to Host Event-Filled Fall Open House Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its annual Fall Open House on Sunday, November 20, 2011, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Prospective students, their families and other members of the community can explore the school’s technology labs and tour the campus’ newly remodeled Student Activities Center and College and Career Resource Center. Table-top interactive computer touch screens and competitive programmed robots will be among the student-built projects featured. Laboratory science displays
and engineering demonstrations will also be available for viewing. The award-winning Royal Techmen marching band will provide musical entertainment and an assortment of food will be available to guests. Bosco Tech is the only all-male Catholic high school in the state that uniquely integrates a college-preparatory curriculum with a comprehensive, four-year, project-based science and technology program. The fully accredited academic curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated
coursework in one of five technology and engineeringrelated fields: Architecture and Construction Engineering; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Integrated Design, Engineering and Art; Materials Science, Engineering and Technology; and Media Arts and Technology. For further information about Bosco Tech, please call (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu. For a full schedule of the day’s events, please contact Mr. Rudy Herrera, Bosco Tech’s Admission Director, at (626) 940-2009 or RHerrera@boscotech.edu.
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 citruscollege.edu for more information.
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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. Drew Pinksy and Family among those Honored at Event For Hillsides, a foster care charity serving children and families living in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, volunteers continue to support the charity through time, talent, and treasure. At its first annual Circle of Excellence Dinner, Hillsides honored its donors and celebrated volunteers who have exceeded the agency’s expectations and contributed so much of their resources to ensure that the mission of creating safe places continues for vulnerable children and families. “The work we do to serve the most vulnerable in our community could not be done without the generous support from our donors and volunteers who selflessly commit to Hillsides mission,” said Joseph Costa, the charity’s chief executive officer. “I am truly honored to be among Hillsides family who demonstrate loyalty, dedication, and genuine love for what we do to help our children and families.” The dinner event, a merger of the annual Rainbow Society and Legacy Society Recognition Dinner and Angel Awards Ceremony, was hosted at Pandora on Green. More than 200 guests came together to pay tribute to major donors and volunteers. Receiving the Hillsides Lifetime Achievement Award was Bob Fisher, who has chosen Hillsides Volunteer Network to be the beneficiary of the Ice House’s anniversary show since 1988. All net proceeds for the evening benefit the children of Hillsides. Fisher has hosted several “Afternoon at the Ice House” for all the children living at Hillsides. The children enjoy a special performance and lunch. In 2005, the Hillsides auditorium stage was named “The Bob Fisher Stage” for his contribution to Hillsides children.
In addition, Barbara Robison was named the recipient of the charity’s Lifetime Achievement in Volunteer Service. “Desiring to help children who had experienced many problems in their young lives is the reason why I’ve been involved with Hillsides,” said Robison. Her volunteer experience has given her firsthand knowledge on how one person, one organization, one church and one mission can improve the lives of so many children and families. Robison has taken on various leadership positions on the Hillsides Guild and as a board member for Hillsides and Hillsides Education Center. Through her participation with Church of the Angels, Robison has served as liaison with the neighboring charity. Besides her leadership and individual giving, Robison has inspired many others to lend their time and talents. Debbe and Spike Booth received the Hillsides Community Angel Award. Since 2003, Booth has been involved with Hillsides, serving as the chair on the board of directors and in many other leadership roles. Together with her husband, they are committed to serving the community in which they live. Their commitment is multi-layered. From believing in what the charity does and how it does it, they understand the difference every little bit makes to the clients. Not only do they believe in the charity’s mission, the Booths are also committed to other outstanding institutions in Los Angeles such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Institute, Polytechnic School, Garden School Foundation, Higher Ground for Military Veterans, Living with Wolves, and the Diggers Garden Club. Receiving the Hill-
sides Angel Award was Dr. Drew Pinsky, Susan Pinsky and their family. This award was truly a family affair. Longtime supporters of the Hillsides Annual Benefit, Dr. Drew has even stepped in to serve as emcee and auctioneer when needed. He has also donated his operatic talent and expertise for several live auction packages. Dr. Drew continues his involvement as the honorary chair for Hillsides Foster Soles, an annual celebrity shoe auction. Pinsky serves on Hillsides board and is on the charity’s Foster Soles committee. Their triplets have also been involved in the charity, teaching piano and ice skating lessons to Hillsides residents. Through Polytechnic School’s Girls Service League, the Pinsky children helped raise more than $13,000, while also hosting a day of dance for all kids at Hillsides. In addition, Dr. Drew designated Hillsides as one of his key charities to get a percentage of RXLocker point of purchase sales and his winnings from “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?.” The Pinsky family has truly embraced Hillsides Mission. Other volunteers also received Hillsides Special Recognition Awards were: Tiffany Chelsvig of Green Dot Corporation, Cheryl Meyer, Phyllis Parker, Foothills Middle School H.E.L.P. Service Club, Greg Mullin, Dr. Tassinari, and Nurit Kotick. As a Pasadena foster care charity founded in 1913, Hillsides creates safe places for vulnerable children and families by providing community-based family services, residential treatment, mental health services, special education, transitional housing and living programs, and advocacy. To learn more about the Pasadena foster care children’s charity serving Los Angeles families, visit www.Hillsides.org.
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Pasadena Community Urgent Care Celebrates First Anniversary Pasadena Community Urgent Care has celebrated its first anniversary with anticipation of surpassing 20,000 patient visits by the end of the year. Created through a unique collaboration among four community partners, the center opened in October 2010 to provide a sensible alternative to crowded hospital emergency departments for those times when people can’t wait for a doctor’s appointment but the healthcare need isn’t life threatening. “We have been thrilled with the reception we’ve received from local residents as well as from local businesses who have appreciated our convenient hours, cost-savings and attentive staff,” said Wendy Karsten, chief executive officer of Huntington Medical Foundation whose physicians staff PCUC. “As we head into our second year, we will continue to look for new and even better ways to be a trusted resource in the
community.” PCUC includes 11 examination rooms, procedure rooms, testing laboratories and mobile X-ray equipment. Karsten says that it is a perfect place to go for broken bones, cold and flu symptoms, cuts, sprains, sports-related injuries, and high fever. The center also provides drug testing, travel vaccines, exotic vaccines, sport and DMV physicals, and hearing and vision testing. PCUC is currently providing flu vaccine in child dose, adult dose (both regular injection and the new “intradermal,” which utilizes the smallest needle delivery system possible) and high dose for seniors. 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. Other employee health services offered at the center include respi-
ratory 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 consumerfriendly medicationdispensing system that provides patients with convenience and cost savings. The prescription vending machine, located in the centers’ lobby, allows patients to receive the most commonly prescribed prescriptions right on the spot, thus avoiding the hassle of needing to go to a pharmacy following their care at the center. InstyMeds accepts all major insurance plans. Over its first year PCUC has seen nearly 18,000 patient visits with the number continuing to rise. In addition to providing on-the-spot care, Karsten says that the center has helped identify patients with chronic illnesses who do not have a primary care physician
and has made the proper referrals to assure that these individuals receive the ongoing care they need. “Along the way we have also continued to add medical groups and insurance plans to our network so as to make the center as accessible as possible to our community,” Karsten adds. Pasadena Community Urgent Care 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 626-2702400, or visit HMFUrgentCare.com.
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Local REALTORS® Receive Transnational Referral Certification at the Arcadia Association of REALTORS® The Arcadia Association of REALTORS recently hosted a Transnational Referral Certification (TRC) course on October 20th by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). This organization is comprised of over 30 national real estate organizations that represent over 2 million real estate practitioners throughout the world. This fantastic certification provides benefits to both brokers and agents by assisting them in facilitating their transac-
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Arcadia Graduate Heads to Impoverished Island To Assist Communities Layla Zomorod, 18, a resident of Arcadia, is preparing to do public service work at a community in Anse La Raye, St. Lucia for 21 days. The community is an economically challenged fishing village. Layla tells the Pasadena Star News that she will be living with the people and engaging in cross cultural projects with the youth, as
well as helping children and the elderly. Layla is an aspiring International Affairs major who plans to study next year at Pasadena Community College after a year of service with Generation Peace Academy, the premier character education project of Lovin’ Life Ministries. During the 12-month program, par-
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Even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the exceptional women being honored by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) for their leadership as past presidents of this organization founded in 1948. The event was part of PSHA’s October General Meeting held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 5, 2011. Of the 62 past presidents, 23 were in attendance to be honored for their part in creating and carrying on the traditions of PSHA. Although unable to attend, past president, Mireya Jones 198182, stated, “It took a grand group of ladies to build this group and project and I am proud to be one of them.” Current president, Beverly Marksbury echoed this sentiment, “and grand they are! These incredible women have given so much of their time and effort to this organization and made it what it is today.” Those honored at the meeting were: Rary Simmons 1971-72, Weta Mathies 1975-76, Ginny Cushman 1976-77, Charlene Liebau 1977-78, Patty Simpson 1979-80, Molly Siefert 1982-83, Paddy Grant 1984-85, Linda Cantwell 1985-86, Susi McConaghy 1989-90, Brenda Owen 1990-91, Linda Seiter 1992-93, Betty Rossiter 1994-95, Mona Mapel 1996-97, Fran Biles 199798, Kay Quinn 1998-99, Suzanne Sposato 2001-02, Vicki McCluggage 2003-
04, Doris Christy 2004-05, Jennifer Johnson 2006-07, Gretchen McNally 200708, Joy Sullivan 2008-09, Denise Menik 2009-10, and Marti Farley 2010-11. At the conclusion of the ceremony, each president was presented with a beautiful long-stemmed red rose. According to current president, Beverly Marksbury, “we have a very rich history and these women were at the forefront of the enrichments to our organization. When I joined PSHA in 1993, we had cumulatively given the Los Angeles Philharmonic $3 million and we were an Affiliate, known as the Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee (PJPC). As an Affiliate, we were required to give 85% of our proceeds to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Walt Disney Concert Hall was under construction in the 1990’s. In 1998, a $1 million pledge was made by PJPC to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to build the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The LA Phil was in transition and in 2000, PSHA decided to become an independent nonprofit organization known as the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts whose mission is to support and further the work of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association as well as local public symphonic, cultural and educational programs for all ages. In 1990, PJPC had initiated a Community Grants program and $10,000 was given to lo-
cal non-profits meeting the mission of PJPC. Our first Gifts and Grants program as PSHA began in 20012002 with funding in the amount of $200,100. From the proceeds of the 2010 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, last year we were able to give away $750,000 in Gifts and Grants for a cumulative total of $18 million. This is remarkable for an organization with all volunteers. We have come a long way in providing support for the arts in our community!” About the pasadena showcase house for the arts: An all-volunteer organization, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, PSHA adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as its annual benefit in 1965. It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. PSHA volunteers are united by their belief in the power and beauty of music. Their collective desire is to fund programs that nurture the study and appreciation of music, utilize music as a vehicle towards health and healing, and ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences.
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The City of Temple City wants to hear your ideas to create safer streets and improve downtown parking. Two workshops are scheduled: Thursday, November 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Both workshops will be held at the Temple City Historical Society Hall, 9704 Woodruff Ave. Chinese translation and free child care will be provided. The November 10 workshop will address resident concerns about traffic safety and speeding in residential neighborhoods. Input gathered from the meeting will identify ways to reduce speeding, mostly through traffic calming devices at various locations citywide. Such devices include traffic circles, speed humps, intersection pop outs and re-striping. The identified
recommendations will culminate in a traffic calming master plan by March, providing the city a funding vehicle to pursue the improvements. “The city has an aggressive and successful approach for securing grant funds,” said Temple City Mayor Tom Chavez. “The improvements identified in the master plan will allow us to confidently pursue millions in grant funds for street safety improvements, which could be funded and realized starting next year.” The city, over the past year and a half, has captured nearly $6 million in competitive grant funds. In the case for downtown parking, the November 17 workshop will address current parking demands and restrictions. “New restaurants and businesses are coming to Las Tunas (downtown), and we (the City Council) want to make sure
that parking meets demand while fostering (economic) vitality,” said Chavez. The downtown area, or Las Tunas corridor, currently has 373 businesses and 2,191 public parking stalls. Input received from the workshop will result in a downtown parking master plan that recommends immediate to longer-term priorities. Possible solutions could include updated parking and time restrictions, new parking lots or a parking structure, shared parking arrangements between businesses, and the creation of a downtown shuttle. The city will address the recommendations once the plan is completed in April. “These workshops are not merely planning exercises,” said Chavez. “They’re marching orders for what the city will do to improve neighborhood safety and foster a vibrant downtown.”
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Karen Sutherland Named Monrovian of the Year By Susan Motander The Monrovia Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of the individuals to be honored at this year’s Installation Dinner. Every year as the chamber installed its new officers, it also honors three individuals for their service to the community. The highest honor is the Iris Award: named for the city’s official flower, it is. in essence the Citizen of the Year Honor. This year that honor goes to Karen Sutherland. The other two awards are the Monroe Award and the Dick Lord Award. This year the Dick Lord Award which is presented to an individual for outstanding service to the community is being presented o Gloria Huss of Monrovia Floral. Rutilio (does anyone call Rudy that?) Castrellon of Rudy's Mexican Food has been named as the recipient of the Monroe Award. All three are apt choices as the individuals selected have long been of service to the community. Sutherland is one of the those hard working individuals who makes things happen in
this community. She may not be the person to chair a group, but she will take on the unsung hard work of being a group’s secretary or treasurer. She is the person who get the work done. It doesn’t matter if it is school bond measure, the Boys and Girls Club or Monrovia Reads, Sutherland is there to help. Huss is another of the hard workers in this community. There is rarely an event in this city at which one of her lovely floral creations is not present. And she does all this with a cheerful and enthusiastic manner. And then there is Rudy. One needs to say little more. Everyone knows who he is and has a favorite Rudy story, be it the birthday party for an 80 year old mother, or a rather delightful tequila fueled Friday night with friends. There are few community events at which Rudy is not present or participating. The Annual Membership and Awards Dinner at which this awards will be presented is open to the general public. It will be held
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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 non-emergency 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 Offi-
cer 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, postaccident 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 626270-2400, or visit HMFUrgentCare.com.
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Recycled Water Pipeline Extension Completion Lauded by Public Officials The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) and its federal partner, U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) celebrate the completion of the $3.2 Million Rosemead Extension Pipeline Project from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Edison International Headquarters in Rosemead, CA. SCE is one of the corporate partners receiving recycled water through this pipeline extension. This completed segment is a critical element of the on-going expansion of the Upper District’s recycled water system. The recent addition of about 3 miles of pipeline along Azusa and Vine Avenue and a new 2 million gallon reservoir in the City of West Covina was in part made possible by $600,000 from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, the Stimulus Fund) via the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. The remaining $2.6 Million was funded by the Upper District. The joint venture was
the first Title XVI project constructed in Southern California using ARRA funds. Title XVI of Public Law 102-575, Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act of 1992 directs the Secretary of the Interior, among other activities, to undertake programs that investigate and identify opportunities for water reclamation and reuse of municipal, industrial, domestic and agricultural wastewater, and naturally impaired ground and surface waters, for design and construction of demonstration and permanent facilities to reclaim and reuse wastewater. Over 105 construction jobs were created through the investment in this critical infrastructure. In the past fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, Upper District invested about $9 Million in the expansion of the recycled water system. Public officials participating in the celebration include David Palumbo, Assistant Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region, State Senator Ed Hernandez, OD, State Assemblymember Mike Eng, Rosemead Mayor Steven
Ly, Upper District Board members Bryan Urias, Dr. Anthony Fellow, Ed Chavez and Bill Robinson and Congresswoman Judy Chu, Ph.D., providing the celebration’s keynote speech. Upper District’s President, Charles Treviño will give awards to the public and corporate partners in this venture that are among the firsts entities to receive and use recycled water in their facilities. The awardees are Garvey School District, Panda Restaurant Group. Inc., Southern California Edison, University of the West and Walmart. Once the currently planned expansion of the recycled water system is completed, over 5,000 acre feet of recycled water per year will be used to irrigate schools, parks, golf courses and street medians. Using recycled water decreases the need for increasingly costly imported water that is pumped from the sensitive Bay-Delta eco-system in Northern California and reduces stress on the San Gabriel Valley’s already overstretched groundwater supply.
Bank Transfer Day Continued from page 1 Bank Transfer Day and a "Move Your Money" day hosted by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. Progressive organizations such as the PCCC and MoveOn have begun their
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By Susan Motander The Allied Veterans Council of San Gabriel will hold its annual Veteran’s Day recognition on Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. in Library Park in Monrovia. The time is significant as Veteran’s Day is the successor holiday to what was Armistice Day, the end of Word War One. The first World War ended on the eleventh day
of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour. THis was however in 1918. This year marks the 93rd anniversary of that monumental event. As a part of the festivities on Friday, Monrovia’s American Legion Post 44 will unveil the newest monument in Library Park, this one to commemorate the actions of those who served in the Korean
War in the 1950s. The post raise the funds for the monument through individual contributions an various fund raising events. According the Chuck Keen of the post more information about them is available on the post’s web site: www. americanlegionpost44online.org.
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Dazzling Crystal Ball Raises $500,000 for Methodist Hospital Music legend Paul Anka delivered an exciting “Vegas” style performance for the 900 guests at Methodist Hospital’s 22nd Crystal Ball Saturday, October 29, at the Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom. The consummate entertainer thrilled guests for the second time at the glamorous black-tie event which raised a record breaking $500,000 to benefit the hospital’s newly enhanced emergency services. The evening’s highlights included the recognition of event honorees Alan and Sandy Whitman for their many years of dedicated service to Methodist Hospital. “Sandy and I feel both special and honored to be recognized this way. For us, this is not the culmination of our involvement and our support but just one more stop in what has been a wonderful and satisfying journey, a journey that, for us and our family, will go on for years to come,” Alan said. Event co-chairs Christine Antonovich and Mickey and Lee Segal were elated by the amount of support from the community. “We are very grateful that people recognize the significance of the hospital and its emergency services to the community and are eager to provide support,” Christine said. Helping set fundraising records were this year’s Grand Sponsors. They are the Honorable Mike Antonovich and Christine Antonovich, Angela Y. Fu, Cole and Cindy Harris; Dav8id and Angela Fu and David
Zhang; Leo A. Daly, Linda Wong and East West Bank; Chang-Huan (C.H.) and Haily Hsuch; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.; Mickey and Lee Segal and Alan and Sandy Whitman. Mickey added, “We are thankful for all those who contributed, whether through attending the event, donating an auction item, working on the committee or helping out in other ways. The tremendous support of our donors made this event a success.” Crystal Ball committee members: Dr. Shirley Chi, Angela Y. Fu, Evelyn Greathouse, Sue Hale, Ben Harrington, Sandy Hartford, C.H. Hsueh, Ulanda Lee, Meimei Liu, Juliet Lu, Linburgh McPherson, Dr. Richard Sun, Annie Teng, Angel Throop, Dr. K. Heiner, Vogelbach, Sherry Wang, Susan Woo and Dorenda Wong. The special evening included fine dining, live and silent auctions, dancing and the superb performance of Paul Anka, who graciously offered customized music sheet “My Way” lyrics as an item sold at auction. The lucky winners were Paul and Donna Rusnak and Sandi and Bob Kolitz. Deserved special recognition to Gloria Rico, special events manager, was given on stage with flowers. Crystal Ball is Methodist Hospital’s most significant and successful fund-raising event, with proceeds totaling more than $4.5 million.
Landis Richardson, Amy Whitman Richardson with Crystal Ball Honorees Sandy and Alan Whitman. Parents and children enjoy Santa’s big day, Snowfest at the Community Center.
Co-Chairs of this year’s highly successful Crystal Ball, Lee and Mickey Segal and Christine Antonovich.
(Standing left to right) Sheriff Baca, Mrs. Carol Baca, Judge Arabian, Monica Chao (Mrs. Chen) James Chen; (sitting left to right) Nancy Arabian, Jen Tan, Mandi Yu, Angela Fu (a Grand Sponsor) and Tina Ma.
The legendary performer Paul Anka, the only artist in history to have a record on Billboard’s Top 50 chart for six consecutive decades, gave a show stopping performance at the Ball.
Get ready for the holidays and come join us for breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd, at Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr., Arcadia. Breakfast with Santa is $8 per person and includes breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday entertainment. There will be two options for breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m. (#6096) or 10:30-11:30 1.m. (#6097). Space is limited. Registrations are now being accepted. Just go on-line to the City of Arcadia’s web site: ci.arcadia.ca.us to download the registration form or stop by the office, 375 Campus Dr. The Holiday Snow Festival is free to the public and
will also take place at the Arcadia Community Center on the same day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This event will feature holiday entertainment, crafts, trolley train rides, dual sled runs and two snow play areas. Carl’s Jr. will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Santa will only be present at the Breakfast with Santa event. Free parking is available at the Centennial Way entrance to Santa Anita Race Track. There will be shuttle service to transport participants to and from the Community Center from 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. In the event of rain, the Snow Festival will be held Saturday, December 10th.
World Premiere of ‘Prison is Where I Learned to Fly' Opens November 19 at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre “Prison Is Where I Learned to Fly” is a play based on the collective memory of a Duarte family of 17 siblings. The story focuses on brother Patrick, victim of molestation by the parish priest when he was ten years old, and his life-long struggle with addiction and incarceration. Despite the pain and darkness surrounding him, Patrick finds redemption I the developing loving relationship with sister Shelley (the playwright), mostly through their written correspondence. The result is the release of the family’s incarcerated voices…and secrets. Playwright Rochelle Duffy taught in Los Angeles inner city schools and at The
Chandler School in Pasadena for over 20 years. An alumna of Pacifica Graduate Institute, she received her Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with a focus in Depth Psychology. Her play “Prison Is Where I Learned to Fly” is her personal story as seen through her eyes and those of her siblings. Director Debra De Liso has directed nearly 300 original solo plays, as well as several world premiere productions. She was awarded a three-year grant from the California Arts Council to teach theatre to women in prison, and taught a playwriting workshop to five
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The Social Whirl And They're Off to the Horse Races! The opening reception and exhibit of ephemera and images of Santa Anita Park begins Saturday, November 12 at 10 a.m. This special exhibit will cel-
ebrate the great race place in Arcadia and will include images and ephemera from various time periods. Come see famous jockeys, horses, people and events
that the racetrack has experienced over the years. An exhibit and reception you won’t want to miss.
Brown Bag Lunch Talk on the Santa Anita Racetrack The next Brown Bag Lunch Talk is scheduled for November 17 from noon-12:30 p.m., featuring the Santa Anita Racetrack. Bring your lunch and listen to our guest speakers who will present snippets about local history, people, places and events. The
Brown Bag Lunch talks take place the third Thursday of the month on the Museum’s outdoor patio. Please dress appropriately according to weather conditions. For more information, call (626) 574-5440, visit our web site at museum.
ci.arcadia.ca.us or follow us on Facebook. The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Dr., immediately behind the Community Center and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is always free.
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LA Master Chorale Performs Pulitzer Prize Winning Work Nov. 13 at Disney Hall The Los Angeles Master Chorale pairs two intimate Bach motets with two contemporary works influenced by the Baroque composer Sunday, November 13, 2011, 7 p.m., at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Music Director Grant Gershon conducts an expanded choral version of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning the little match girl passion, which is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and also borrows text from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and the U.S. premiere
of James Newton’s jazz tinged Mass, flavored by Charles Mingus, Messiaen and Bach. Rounding out the program are two Bach motets for double chorus – Singet dem Hern ein neues Lied and Fürchte dich nicht. Critics across the country have hailed the little match girl passion as one of the most original choral compositions of the new century since its riveting premiere in Carnegie Hall. James Newton crafted his heartfelt Mass with influences ranging from
Medieval counterpoint and Bach to the hard bop and free jazz of Charles Mingus. Premiered in Italy as a vocal quartet, the dense, spare and reflective piece is performed with seven instruments, four soloists and 32 members of the Chorale. Concert tickets range from $19 to $134. For tickets and information, call (213) 972-7282 or visit www. lamc.org. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 S. Grand Ave. at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.
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“lifers” at San Quentin. She received Master’s Degrees from UCLA and Cal State L.A. Also an actress, she performed the female lead in the Ovation nominated play “9151-2006” and appeared in the sold out limited run of “The Einstein Plan,” both at Los Angeles Theatre Center. In summer 2010, Ms. De Liso played the female lead in the U.K. premiere of “Song of Extinction” at the Edinburgh Festival. The cast for “Prison Is Where I Learned to Fly” features award winning actor John Marzilli as Patrick, and includes (in alphabetical order) Deborah Berman, Rochelle Duffy (as herself), Liz Heathcoat, Brad Kahn, Alison Korman, Louise Martin,
Ramon Ramirez, Stephanie Roche, Brendan, Shanahan and Michael Karan Tomsu. Assistant director and cast member Deborah Berman is the former Dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and The Colburn School in Los Angeles. A concert pianist, she has traveled internationally as Artistic Ambassador for the United States in Korea, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East. Ms. De Liso is Artistic Director of the new arts organization SAIPRO (Serving Artists in Process), founded by Elizabeth Wu, which operated under the fiscal sponsorship of the non-profit Pasadena Arts Council EMRGE Project. “Prison Is Where
I Learned to Fly” is the first production in SAIPRO’s inaugural 2011-2012 season. WHERE: Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, Ca 91101 WHEN: Previews November 18. Opens Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8 p.m., runs through December 18, 2011. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. ADMISSION:: $20. Discounts for students, seniors and groups available upon request RESERVATIONS: (626) 356-7529 ONLINE TICKETING:: www.pasadenaplayhouse.org
Stars Patrick Harbicht (Hanny) and Ariana Raygoza (Pamela) in Arcadia High School Little Theatre’s the award winning comedy thriller Alfred Hitchcock’s “39 Steps” November 15-19, 2011. Online tickets www.arcadiastage. com or call (626) 836-9100.
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It’s Holiday Time at Howie’s Specials Offered at Alexander's Meats Alexander’s Meats in San Gabriel is located in Howie’s Ranch Market on the corner of San Gabriel Blvd. and Duarte Road. We have been serving the San Gabriel Valley for over 50 years. Our quality has become known throughout the area. Our beef is Prime graded and dry aged in our coolers for a minimum of 21 days. At Alexander’s we have over 400 years of cumulative meat cutting experience behind our counter. In addition to their extensive experience, our meat cutters love to cook. Any recipe questions our customers have can be easily answered by our staff. Alexander’s Meats is owned and operated by Michael Milazo. Growing up around the corner from the store, Michael, at age15, was offered a job working in the butcher shop as a clean-up boy. This year he will celebrate his 46th year in the meat business. Alexander’s Meats has employed many of the area’s youth and given them an opportunity to learn the meat business. We also
support local school organizations. Alexander’s Meats was Voted Best Butcher by the L.A. Weekly Magazine. In its 2012 edition, Eat L.A. asks, Why visit Alexander’s Prime Meats? Answer: “For some of the best prime beef in L.A. Consider going in with friends on a side of dry-aged beef.” Alexander’s Meats was featured in the cover article “The Butchers Are Back”, in the Los Angeles Times Food section and in The Los Angeles Magazine. We have also been featured in the Pasadena Weekly, the Pasadena Magazine and Edible Los Angeles Magazine. Most recently, Alexander’s meatcutters contributed to a cookbook published by WilliamsSonoma Inc., The Cook and the Butcher, in which master butchers throughout the U.S were asked to comment on their recipes. The Turkeys Are Coming! At Alexander’s we proudly feature Shelton Free Range Poultry. Shelton’s has been producing
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The City of Sierra Madre’s Community Services Commission is looking for two motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and a friendly volunteer to serve on the City’s the SMTV3 Community Cable Television Programming Committee. The City welcomes any interested residents to apply. SMTV3 Community Cable Television Programming Committee – 2 Vacancies for Community Members At Large The SMTV3 Community Cable Television Programming Committee is an eight (8) member committee comprised of a member from the Community Services Commission, Senior Community Commission and six community members at large. The committee is subject to the Brown Act and therefore must meet in a public
place with posted agendas. A member of the Community & Personnel Services Department staff will be the liaison to the committee. The Committee meets regularly at 7:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month. The Committee has the option of not meeting in January and September of each year. The primary purpose of the committee is to gather information, weigh public opinion and examine issues in depth in order to render a recommendation to the Community Services Commission regarding the programming on the City’s government-education cable access channels. Most often the committee reviews matters such as equipment, productions and events to be covered by Community Mountains of the Foothills.
The Community Services Commission plans to appoint the community members at large at their regularly scheduled Community Services Commission Meeting on December 19, 2011. Applications for the December appointments are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Applications received after this date will be kept on file until there is another appointment date. Submit applications to the Community & Personnel Service Department at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Boulevard. For an application, please visit www.cityofsierramadre. com look for commission/ committee applications. For more information please call (626) 355-5278.
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The Pasadena Convention Center Names New Executive Chef Arnold Preciado has been named executive chef for Centerplate at the Pasadena Convention Center. Centerplate is the exclusive foodservice provider for the convention center. In his new position, Preciado will develop new dishes and menus and oversee a kitchen that serves up to 3,000 meals a day. Preciado started his career in 2005 with Centerplate at the Pasadena Convention Center as a line cook, head baker and prep cook. He was promoted to chef de partie in 2007 and sous chef in 2010. American-fusion best describes his style of cuisine. “We are very pleased to have someone of Arnold’s caliber as our executive chef,” said Doug Finney, general manager for Centerplate at the Pasadena Convention Center. “Arnold is a master at exploring foods and flavors from other cultures and incorporating them into exciting new dishes.” He is a 2006 graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pasadena. The college is one of only 15
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Family Fun Night at La Rosa
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La Rosa Elementary School held its Family Fun Night and Fall Book Fair on October 28, 2011. Dressed in Halloween costumes students, parents, and staff members enjoyed games, crafts, trick-or-treating, and dancing to music
provided by a live DJ. La Rosa extends a special thanks to student volunteers from Temple City High School who were in charge of all games. To the Book Fair and Beyond is part of an outof-this-world reading event
that offers a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids enjoy reading. For more information about La Rosa Elementary School, call JoAnne Strelitz at 626-548-5076.
Monrovia VFW Hall Given a Face Lift from Home Depot By Susan Motander The meeting hall of Monrovia’s chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was in rather bad shape until last month, when, just in time for Veterans Day, Home Depot came to the rescue. This year The Home Depot Foundation has launched a two month project called “Celebration of Service” which honors U.S. military veterans. As a part of that project, the all volunteer group rescued the old meeting hall. On October 28, forty five individuals from Team Depot, employees of the store who volunteer their time to the foundation showed up at the VFW Hall at the corner of Chestnut and Magnolia. With supplies donated by Home Depot the Team set to work. Their projects included fixing the stucco, painting the interior and exterior, installing new energy-efficient lighting and upgrading the décor (they called what they had décor?). VFW Post #2070
has never looked as good. And all this in time for the holidays (the Marine Corps Birthday is November 10 and Marines will be celebrating that as well as Veterans Day on the 11th. According to Catherine Woodling, the PR and Communications coordinator for The Home Depot Foundation, “This effort to support VFW Post 2070 was part of The Home Depot Foundation’s twomonth ‘Celebration of Service’, a campaign to honor U.S. military veterans, celebrate their contributions and provide support to nonprofit organizations that serve them.” In total there have been more than 350 service projects nationwide as part of Home Depot’s “Celebration of Service” between Sept. 11 and Veterans Day of this year. In addition, Woodling said that the foundation has committed $30 million over 3 years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to
improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. She explained that through Team Depot, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs. The VFW refurbishment alone had a value of over $10,000. Woodling said that The Home Depot Foundation believes that every veteran should have a safe place to call home and that this should extend to their meeting hall as well. Home Depot’s commitment to veterans is easy to understand. Thirty five thousand of their associates are themselves veterans and there are approximately 1500 currently on active duty in the military,.
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39 Steps Above Duarte Road
Former Sierra Madre Mayor is Cross-Defendant in El Monte’s Lawsuit By Dena Burroughs
Thanks to a partnership with Rose Hills, the Arcadia High Theatre Department was able to put up a 5 ft by 35ft banner across Duarte Road at Golden West Road. This would not have been possible without the support of Rose Hills and its effect was felt the day it went up. Ticket purchases increased the very day the banner went up and have continued to this day. At this point the opening night and closing night are getting close to being totally sold out. But it is not just the sign that the Theatre Department depends on to sell out their productions, they involve the entire community For example whether get your car washed in Arcadia, purchase food from Ralphs, plat golf at the Arcadia Gold Course,get coffee from Starbucks, have a meal at Dennys, buy a book
at Vromans, shop at Whole Foods, go to CVS, shop at Party World, eat Mexican food at El Torito, Acapulco or Pacos, go to the Chamber of Commerce, go to the Arcadia gas and mini market, shop at Jo Annes Fabrics, shop at Radio Shack, go to Rods Grill, Dominicos, Olive Garden or Matt Dennys, get a costume at Pok A Dots or get gas at Sirius Chevron or Jerry’s Union and even you when you stop by a 7 – eleven store you will find marketing posters both large and small. The Theatre created a special Seniors Night on November 15th where the seniors do not have to wait in line and they only have to pay $10. Some of the seniors who have been to past shows at the theatre purchased bulk tickets as soon as they were announced. One nice feature for seniors is that there
are no steps between the sidewalk and their seat. The Arcadia Rotary is doing a special night at the theatre and are having dinner before the show (also provided by the Theatre Department at an additional cost) Rose Hills purchased a large block of VIP seats so many of their employees could attend. A VIP seat allows you to get your seat saved by the theatre department so that in this case they could be assured they would sit together The 39 Steps Production opens November 15th and plays through the 19th. This Alfred Hichcock thriller/comedy holds the record as the longest running comedy on broadway! You can easily purchase tickets online at www.arcadiastage.com.
Old Fashioned Wreath Workshop Tuesday, December 610am-12noon Ayres Hall $25/$30 non-members (all materials included) Marla Carter, Esme Gibson and Friends, Instructors Using fresh greens (both the traditional and
the unusual) from the Arboretum grounds, make a wreath to welcome in the holidays. Please bring your own gardening gloves, clippers and wire cutters (and any decorations you may wish to add
to your creation). This workshop is a very special tradition at the Arboretum! Pre-registration required; please call the class registration line at 626.821.4623.
The City of El Monte has filed a civil action at the Los Angeles Superior Court in which it names three companies and thirteen individuals as participating in “a scheme to defraud the City and Agency and misappropriate public funds.” The case was filed in response to a lawsuit by Transite Village LLC (TV LLC), which the City of El Monte had contracted to build the El Monte Transit Village, a complex that included a bus terminal plus businesses and residences along Santa Anita Avenue and next to the 10 freeway. TV LLC insists that its contract was prematurely terminated. The lawsuit filed by the City of El Monte says that TV LLC and its affiliate JT LLC were created to help John Leung and Jean Lang, Titan Development’s top executives, hide their unlawful actions. Both LLCs are subsidiaries of Titan Development. Former Sierra Madre Mayor Bart Doyle is listed as a Cross-Defendant in the lawsuit, allegedly part of a network created to keep Leung and Lang liability free. According to the lawsuit, Doyle started as a consultant for Titan Development but became a “managing member” after the arrest and resignations of the two executives. In September Doyle told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that he had “divorced” himself from Leung and Lang when the El Monte project fell
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through. He said also that the two Titan executives kept business discussions to themselves, sometimes even switching to Chinese to talk business. Doyle said he is still owed about $200,000 for his services and that perhaps a criminal case will help him recover some of the money he lost. Meanwhile, John Crawford, the editor of the Sierra Madre Tattler, is having a bit of fun in his blog speculating just how unaware this consultantturned-manager could have been about the dealings of a company right under his watch, and what the motivation would have been to continue working without pay, even after the demise of the top execu-
tives. The lawsuit filed by El Monte asks for repayment of four million dollars that the city borrowed from HUD and of plenty more received from housing grants and other forms of public monies, all given to JT LLC and TV LLC to develop the projects. The lawsuit accuses the involved parties of forging the signature of their own financial backer, Jack Chang, and of using the City of El Monte’s seal without consent. The lawsuit seeks also “for punitive damages in an amount appropriate to punish the Cross-Defendants and deter others for engaging in similar conduct.”
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referred to as the School Board. Less than 8,000 of the 22,547 registered voters bothered to go to the polls for the off year election.
Earlier in the day, Hammond had said that he was pleased with the calibre of all the candidates who has opted to run
in this election. “With this deep a pool of talent, the community will benefit,” he said.
Lynn Spencer (on the left) and Dorothy Denne - Friends joined at the heart – Courtesy Photo
Moments Become Memories By Dorothy Denne
I was talking with my grandson recently. He is 23 and was momentarily facing the sad side of life. We were speaking of friendships and their value in our lives. I had commented that one of the advantages of having many friends is that it opens many avenues. You can have one friend you enjoy skiing with, one you share your love of music with, one you can discuss your troubles with, one you can laugh with
until your sides ache. He asked, "What if you have one who does all of that?" I answered, "Then you are truly greatly blessed." "But what if he moves away, out of your life?" "You are still blessed, because you were able for a time to have a gift that many never receive." Cancer robbed me of such a gift this week. It quickly took my dear friend, Lynn Spencer. We were friends who have been joined at the
heart for over 25 years We shed tears with and for each other. We bitched together and we gave thanks together. We embarrassed ourselves with fits of laughter. What memories we made. Lynn was much younger than I. She was my little sister, she was my big sister. She was my daughter, she was my mother. She was my Friend.
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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD
For the period of Sunday, October 30, through Saturday, November 5, the Police Department responded to 894 calls for service of which 140 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, October 30: At approximately 2:42 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle lane-swerving on Santa Anita Avenue at Huntington Drive, almost striking another car. The officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, a 20-yearold Asian male. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and person. Through investigation, the officer determined the suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol and other controlled substances. He was arrested for DUI and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Shortly after 6:20 p.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of West Duarte Road regarding a theft report. The victim explained his bike was stolen from his garage on October 22nd and his home surveillance camera caught the
incident on video. The suspect is described as a possible White or Hispanic male, 25 to 35-years-old, approximately 6”, 170 lbs., shaven head, wearing a dark t-shirt and khaki pants. Monday, October 31: At about 12:30 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of Loma Lisa Lane regarding an attempted residential burglary report. After leaving their home, the victims received a phone call from their alarm company stating their kitchen window alarm had activated. When the residents returned, they found their pedestrian gate open and observed the screen removed from a kitchen window and two windowpanes cracked. The suspect(s) fled undetected. A short time later, a suspicious circumstances case was reported about one-half mile away, in the 1000 block of Don Robles Drive, wherein a victim believed a subject was attempting to burglarize her home. The victim explained at approximately 12:20 p.m., a maroon SUV with three occupants pulled up to her home and parked. The rear passenger, a Black male, about 5’-10”, wearing a baseball cap, black shirt, and blue jeans, exited the vehicle and walked to her front porch.
The subject knocked on the front door and from an open side window, the victim asked what he wanted. The subject asked for a person’s name and the victim explained no one by that name resided at the residence. The subject walked back to the vehicle and the driver proceeded eastbound on Foothill Boulevard. The vehicle appeared to possibly have paper plates or an out of state license plate. At roughly 3:00 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Arcadia Avenue in reference to a son having vandalized his father’s Mercedes. Officers contacted the father who explained his son became upset after he was asked to pay rent. Officers observed the vehicle to have shoe foot prints and a dented hood. Further investigation revealed the shoe prints matched the bottom of the son’s shoes. The son admitted to stomping on the car, however the father requested for his son to be counseled rather than prosecuted. Tuesday, November 1: Around 11:54 a.m., an officer responded to the area of Second Avenue and Camino Real Avenue regarding a report of a male and female subject fighting. The officer made contact with the 24-year old White
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residence unlocked and found two of the living room windows fully opened when they returned. The loss included a watch, four air-guns, Apple iPhone, and laptop computer. The suspect(s) fled undetected. Saturday, November 5: Around 5:15 p.m., an officer was traveling southbound on First Avenue in the area of Colorado Boulevard, and conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist traveling on the sidewalk. After making contact with the subject, the officer learned he was on parole for possession of narcotics. A search revealed the subject was in possession of marijuana, illegal narcotics, and paraphernalia. The 46-year-old White male was arrested for the listed charges and placed on a parole hold. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte Road, in reference to a residential burglary that had just occurred. The officer made contact with the victim who explained he heard a crashing noise coming from his garage. When he went to investigate, he saw a Hispanic male, approximately 18-yearsold, 5’-06” to 5’-08”, thin build, wearing a blue shirt
and blue pants, ride away on his wife’s bicycle. The victim chased the suspect who eventually abandoned the bicycle and fled on foot, dropping his backpack. The officer searched the contents of the backpack and found a GPS device. The officer made contact with the last location listed, an apartment complex in the 1000 block of West Duarte Road, and advised the manager to contact APD if any residents discover any thefts. Later that day, the officer returned to the location in reference to a burglarized car. Through investigation, the officer determined some of the items in the backpack were stolen from the victim’s vehicle, including the GPS device. Both parties are desirous of prosecution if the suspect is located.
During the last sevenday period, the Police Department handled 502 service events, resulting in 96 investigations. Following are the highlighted issues and events. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www. crimemapping.com/map/ ca/monrovia for crime mapping. Trespassing - Suspect Arrested On October 27 at 11:24 a.m., a 19-year-old male subject was placing pizza advertisements on the front door of houses when he came across an unlocked door in the 200 block of Sunset. He decided to enter the home. He was found loitering in the kitchen by the housemaid and, when discovered, he ran out of the house and out of sight. Police responded and he was apprehended on the next street over, continuing his work. He was placed
under private person’s arrest for trespassing. Fire On October 27 at 3:40 p.m., a fire was reported on the railroad tracks behind the 700 block of Montana. Officers responded and discovered a cloth towel on fire. They put out the fire. Witnesses saw two juniorhigh-school-aged, male subjects, leaving the area of the tracks, walking west along the tracks out of sight. Both had skateboards. It is unknown if they were the subjects who started the fire. Officers searched the area, but did not locate any suspects. Attempted Burglary On October 27 at 6:16 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of North Myrtle. The victim estimates the suspect attempted to enter the property between 8:15 a.m. and 5:35 p.m. A rear window screen was cut, allowing access to the door handle. There was no loss. The suspect may have been scared off prior to completing the burglary. Investigation continuing. Residential Burglary On October 27 at 7:19 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of East Olive regarding a burglary report. The victim saw that her jewelry box appeared to be tampered with earlier in the week, but due to being in a rush, did not investigate further. She later discovered that five gold rings and a bottle of Brandy were missing. There was no forced entry or evidence discovered. Investigation continuing. Warrant / Gang Injunction Service - Suspect Arrested On October 28 at 5:39 p.m., Monrovia Police Department received a call from San Gabriel Police Department advising they had a female in custody for a no-bail warrant out of Monrovia. The female is a documented gang member named in the gang injunction, but had not been served. Her warrant was for felony vandalism she had committed in the City of Monrovia. An officer responded and served her the gang injunction papers and took her into custody for the warrant. She was transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail. Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision
- Suspect Arrested On October 28 at 10:02 p.m., an adult, male subject left a World Series party on Beechwood and collided with a parked vehicle; both vehicles were heavily damaged. Police responded to the scene and the driver was determined to be driving under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody. Traffic Collision On October 29 at 4:57 a.m., police received the report of a traffic collision with a vehicle rolled over at Myrtle and Huntington. A driver had grown impatient waiting at the traffic light and drove north on Myrtle to make a u-turn. The driver failed to see an approaching vehicle and struck it. The driver of the second vehicle lost control and the vehicle rolled over. Injuries were complaint of pain only and one person was transported to a hospital by paramedics. Domestic Dispute / Suicide On October 29 at approximately 12:01 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of South Myrtle. When officers arrived, they found a man holding a woman at gunpoint. Officers immediately confronted the male suspect and ordered him to put down the gun. The suspect then turned the gun on himself and took his own life. The investigation revealed that the suspect was the woman’s ex-husband and they had one child together. The suspect had followed his ex-wife and child and had confronted them where the incident occurred. The woman and child were not injured. The investigation is continuing and is being conducted by the Monrovia Police Department Detective Bureau. Outside Assist - California Highway Patrol On October 29, a caller reported a drunk driver on the 210 Freeway, striking walls with his vehicle and driving on the rim of one tire. Another caller then reported a traffic collision with the vehicle rolled over in the area of Myrtle and the 210 Freeway. The driver had exited the freeway at Myrtle, striking the cement construction
barricades. He lost control of his vehicle and went through the fence for the freeway embankment. The vehicle struck a large light standard with such impact it sent the light fixture flying off the pole and bent the pole severely. The driver was found unconscious trapped inside his vehicle. Monrovia Fire Department personnel responded and extracted the driver by cutting off the top of the car. The subject was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Felony Vandalism On October 30 at 2:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Magnolia and Genoa regarding a subject who was using a realty signpost to vandalize two cars. On arrival, the officers found the suspect had fled. Two vehicles parked on the street were heavily damaged. A search was conducted for the suspect, but he was not located. Investigation continuing. Vandalism On October 31 at 7:32 a.m., a School District employee called to report graffiti on the District warehouse in the 400 block of Almond. An officer responded and located the graffiti on the warehouse east-facing wall and on a small retaining wall. The graffiti is gang related and was written in black spray paint. Investigation continuing. Vandalism On October 31 at 9:16 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 1200 block of South California was flagged down by a resident. The resident reported that the north-facing wall of a house had been vandalized with graffiti. The graffiti is gang related and was written in green spray paint. Investigation continuing. Vandalism - Suspect Arrested On October 31 at 9:45 a.m., a witness called police to report a male subject vandalizing a stop sign at Ivy and Walnut with yellow paint. The witness stayed on the phone and helped direct police to the suspect’s location, and the suspect was detained. The subject was positively identified by the witness and arrested. The reporting party was notified that they would be eligible for Monrovia Police Department’s Stop
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POLICE BLOTTERS Graffiti Bounty Program for reporting the incident that led to an arrest. See below for program information. Vandalism / Petty Theft / Curfew / Trespassing - Suspect Arrested On November 1 at 2:10 a.m., officers responded to a call of three subjects throwing pumpkins in the 200 block of North Encinitas. Officers discovered pumpkins broken up on several streets in the area, but no suspects were located. At 3:33 a.m., a caller reported hearing someone throwing pumpkins in the area again. Officers arrived and located a subject dressed in all black. When officers attempted to detain him, he fled the area, jumping fences. The 17-year-old male subject was eventually detained. There were no other suspects located. The suspect was arrested for the above listed charges. He was eventually cited out and released to his mother. Grand Theft Auto On November 1 at 7:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of West Duarte regarding the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim parked his vehicle in his assigned carport stall and locked it. Sometime between 2 and 4 a.m., the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle is a black, 1995 Nissan Maxima. All keys are accounted for. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On November 1 at 7:59 a.m., a subject from the same complex in the above incident approached the officer and reported that someone had broken into his vehicle. This vehicle was parked across from
where the stolen vehicle had been parked. The vehicle was found with the trunk ajar and the two front doors open. The loss was undetermined. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On November 1 at 9:06 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Maurice regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that she parked her Lexus in the driveway at 6 p.m. The vehicle was secured and locked. She returned to her vehicle the next morning at 9 a.m. and saw the front passenger window smashed. She looked in the vehicle and noted her purse was missing from the front passenger seat. The victim did not hear or see anything during the night. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On November 1 at 9:57 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1500 block of Pilgrim Way. The victim parked his vehicle on the street in front of his house at 6 p.m. The vehicle was secured and locked. The victim returned to the vehicle at 9 a.m. the next morning and noticed the inside had been ransacked. The stereo, navigation system and an iPod were taken. The victim did not hear or see anything during the night. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On November 1 at 10:07 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of Norumbega called police to report a vehicle break-in. The vehicle was broken into sometime between 5 and 7:30 a.m. in the morning. The victim’s purse was taken from the vehicle. Under the Influence
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During the week of Sunday, October 30th, to Saturday November 5th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 245 calls for service. See crimereports. com for updated information. Sunday, October 30th: 11:02 AM- Concealed Weapons, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Bl. This case involves a consensual car search in which the driver was found to be in possession of a crack pipe and a knife withover a 3” blade. The driver was cited and released in the field. Monday, October 31st: 7:06 PM- Grand Theft/ Auto, 200 blk. Mariposa Ave. This case involves a Ford truck that was stolen between the evening of October 30th and the morning of October 31st. A few days before the incident the victim’s wife’s car and purse were stolen in Pasadena.
Tuesday, November 1st: 2:18 PM- Danger to Self/ Others/Gravely Disabled, 500 blk. Sierra Meadow Dr. Officers responded to a burglary in progress and found a disoriented man inside the home. The suspect was a danger to himself and others and was placed on a 72-hour holdfor a psychiatric evaluation. Wednesday, November 2nd: 8:04 AM- Welfare Check, Chaparral Rd. This case involves a male juvenile being placed on a 72-hour hold for a psychiatric evaluation. Thursday, November 3rd: 11:53 PM- Warrant/Outside/Criminal, 100 blk. Kersting Ct. An officer stopped a 34-year old Sierra Madre motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had three outstanding warrants for his arrest. The driver was cited for two of the warrants, advised on the third warrant and released in the field. Friday, November 4th: 8:12 AM- Possession of Marijuana/1 oz. or Less, Michillinda Ave and Sierra Madre Blvd.This case involves a 23-year old female being in possession of 1oz. or less of Marijuana. The suspect was cited and released in the field. Saturday, November 5th: 6:06 PM- Attempted Residential Burglary, 100 blk. E. Grandview Ave. An unknown suspect(s) pried the rear of the bedroom screen off the window. Nothing was taken from the location.
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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ARCADIA PLANNING COMMISSION pursuant to state Law, a notice is hereby given that the planning Commission will hold a public hearing and forward a recommendation to the City Council on the following project: Application No.: adr 2005-026 and resolution no. 6562 regarding the Phase 1b expansion (“The Promenade”) of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall. Location: 400 s. baldwin avenue Applicant:
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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 0204-2005, 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 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www. priorityposting.com 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 Auction.com, 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 TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11 -456508-AB Order #: 5648625 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/8/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check
drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): BRIAN H HASHIMA A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 4/9/2002 as Instrument No. 02 0833130 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/5/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $96,361.96 The purported property address is: 624 WEST COLORADO BOULEVARD #A MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8506-012-031 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Nationstar Mortgage LLC 350 Highland Drive Lewisville TX 75067. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows:  The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed;  The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www. auction.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders rights’ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0013935 11/10/2011 11/17/2011 11/23/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11461113-LL Order #: 110372730-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): EDNA V WENNING, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 6/29/2007 as Instrument No. 20071564553 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/1/2011 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $344,681.48 The purported property address is: 1330 MAYFLOWER AVE #B MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508-004-134 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the
successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ______ _______________________________________ ______ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0013981 11/10/2011 11/17/2011 11/23/2011 Monrovia Weekly Trustee Sale No. 20585CA Title Order No. 110376192-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/26/2006. 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 12/1/2011 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 01/03/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070009941 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: CHANG JIANG WANG, AN UMARRIED MAN 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: $582,885.93 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 5719 LOMA AVENUE , TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 APN Number: 5387-022-005 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: 11/10/2011 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, STE 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. P896167 11/10, 11/17, 11/23/2011 Temple City Tribune Trustee Sale No. 11-08-687 Loan No. 52208 Title Order No. 0725140023 APN 5788-020-052 TRA No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/24/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/01/2011 at 1 :00PM, Lender’s Foreclosure Services as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/30/2007 as instrument number 20071033202 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Contempo, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, as Trustor, Omni Bank, N.A, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: ON THE FRONT STEPS TO THE RIO HONDO COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 11234 VALLEY BOULEVARD, EL MONTE, CA 91731, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation,
if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 59 Las Tunas Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,297,335.05 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation Lender’s Foreclosure Services, as Trustee, 2158 Durfee Avenue, El Monte, CA 91733. (626) 579-5350 NTS687 11/10, 11/17, 11/23/2011 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11426880-CL Order # 110097191-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DALE K. MACHI , AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 8/1/2007 as Instrument No. 20071818107 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/9/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $377,780.44 The purported property address is: 253 W. LINWOOD AVE. #B MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8156-001-084 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Bank FSB 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4128778 11/10/2011, 11/17/2011, 11/21/2011 Monrovia Weekly N O T I C E O F P E T I T I O N TO A D M I N I S T E R ESTATE OF: OLGA PALICHENKO AKA OLGA BOLKUNOFF PALICHENKO AKA OLGA PAWLYTSCHENKO CASE NO. GP016263 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of OLGA PALICHENKO AKA OLGA BOLKUNOFF PALICHENKO AKA OLGA PAWLYTSCHENKO. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ALEXANDER BOLKUNOFF in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that
ALEXANDER BOLKUNOFF be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 12/09/11 at 8:30AM in Dept. A located at 300 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA, CA 91101 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner STEPHEN P. BEZAIRE SBN 100307 LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN P. BEZAIRE 2700 E. FOOTHILL BLVD #306 PASADENA CA 91107 11/7, 11/10, 11/14/11 CNS-2202139# TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE
Fictitious Business Name Filings City of Arcadia Notices 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011113787 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CA LEGAL SOLUTIONS, 633 West Fifth Street 26th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 92308. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on August 12, 2011. Signed: Aurora Talavera, Esq.. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 11, 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 November 10, 2011, November 17, 2011, November 24, 2011, December 1, 2011 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 10, 2011, October 17, 2011, October 24, 2011, October 31, 2211.
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Santa Anita Exhibit Opens at Arcadia Museum, ‘And They’re Off!!’ Showcases Track’s Historic Role
– Photo by Terry Miller
The Arcadia Historical Society has announced the creation of “And They’re Off!!,” an exhibit chronicling the historical impact
of Santa Anita Park on the city of Arcadia and its impact on the community at-large. The exhibit, which is fully entitled “And They’re
Off!! Euphemera and Images of Santa Anita Park,” is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12, through Jan. 21.
Dog Haus Marks Second Location in Old Pasadena with ‘ Dog Haus To Go’ November 8,2011, Pasadena – Dog Haus is expanding once again. This time the family-friendly eatery is opening DOG HAUS TO GO. Marking the third Pasadena location for the popular restaurant, Dog Haus To Go is located at 93 E. Green Street, right around the corner from the recently opened supersized Dog Haus Biergarten. “Dog Haus has quickly become Pasadena’s top spot for gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages and we are growing to accommodate the demand with new locations,” said André Vener, a partner in the one year old restaurant that has won rave reviews from customers and critics alike and is a 2011 Reader Recommended top pick in Pasadena Weekly’s Readers Poll. “While all Dog Haus locations offer the same amazing food, each is distinct. Dog Haus To Go was created with the customers on the go in mind.” “Dog Haus To Go offers customers the convenience that comes along with take out,” continued partner Quasim Riaz. “It is the perfect recipe for everyone from employees who bring their food back to work to busy moms who have a hungry family to feed at home. The opening of DOG HAUS TO GO follows on the heels of the launch of Dog Haus Biergarten, which is located behind redwhite+bluezz and tucked away in the rear of the historic Edison-El Ray Building, accessible from Green Street.
Unlike Dog Haus To Go which only serves food, Dog Haus Biergarten also features more than 20 beers available on draft or by bottle, with an emphasis on German and California Craft as well as premium Haus wines and classic cocktails. Dog Haus Biergarten also has live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings courtesy of top ‘80’s cover bands. DOG HAUS TO GO opens daily at 11:00am. There is 90 minute free parking available at The Schoolhouse Parking structure located at Green and Raymond as well as metered parking. Vener and Riaz, along with partners Hagop Giragossian and Robert and Denise Zeilstra, plan to open another classic Dog Haus on Main Street in Alhambra by the end of the year. The DOG HAUS TO GO menu includes a variety of signature Haus Dogs such as the Sooo Cali, featuring arugula, diced tomato, crispy fried onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado and the Downtown Dog, wrapped in bacon with mayo, mustard, ketchup, sautéed onions and peppers. The ten signature dogs also include the B.L.A.S.T., The Little Leaguer and Grand Slam. Giragossian's desire for a sweet and savory combination led to serving the Haus Dogs on grilled King's Hawaiian Bread instead of traditional buns--a culinary choice that customers rave about. Living up to its reputation as the Best of the Würst,
Dog Haus temptations also include a selection of gourmet sausages that range from Andouille, Bratwurst, Italian Chicken, and Spicy Italian to Three-Pepper Kielbasa. Also proving to be “best of the burgers”, Dog Haus offers a wide selection of signature hamburgers such as The Freiburger, which features their acclaimed beef patty, fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, fried egg and cheese on grilled Hawaiian bread. Veggie Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chili, Sweet Potato Fries and Tater Tots are only a sampling of the many other items on the Dog Haus menu. DOG HAUS TO GO also offers combination packs including the Pick 6, Dirty Dozen and Sausage Fest. This Friday which happens to be 11.11.11, Dog Haus is celebrating with $1 specials. For example your can get a pint of beer for a buck. How about a Snap Dog for one greenback, If you prefer you can have a bottle or can of beer for a meer 100 cents. Haus wine; slides, Haus Fries, 11/11 shots. Skinless Dog or Fountain Sodas are also only obe dollar American money. You can’t beat that! For more information about Dog Haus, Dog Haus Biergarten or DOG HAUS TO GO, visit doghausdogs. com or call 626-483-0808. Dog Haus can also be found on social networking sites including facebook (Dog Haus), Foursquare (Dog Haus) and twitter (dog_haus).
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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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Beautiful North GleNdora $ 1,075,000
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
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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Location ! Location ! Location ! Quality ! Quality ! Quality ! Brand new custom built 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms P.U.D 2,200 Sq Ft One Bedroom (library) is downstairs. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, bath has top grade bath fixture with body jet and steam shower room, all walnut floors, crown molding , super quiet garage door and 10 ft high ceilings.(L1016)
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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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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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This is must see turnkey property featured with spacious and comfortable floor plan layout, very bright and airy. With new interior paints and new laminated flooring throughout. All 3 bedrooms on top floor. 2 car attached garage direct access to the property. This is a move-in ready property. It is hard to find such a bright spacious condo/townhouse these days.(O412) CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123 e E adr US aM HO-4PM., Sierr N d E 1 lv OP SUNadre B
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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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Beautiful 2,150 sq.ft. Spanish style with 3 bedrooms, one full bath with tub & shower, master bedroom with half bath, back yard with large in ground pool, two car garage and RV parking. Arcadia School District. (O10242)
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StuNNiNG home New price $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 (www.century21earll.com) E US bra HO PM lham EN N 1-4Dr., A P O SU throp in 2W 242
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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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)
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)
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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)
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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
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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)
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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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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 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)
This fantastic home features 4 bed/3 ba (with one bedroom on main floor and 3 upstairs), living room w/fireplace, remodeled baths, private yard and two car attached garage. (EIG)
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 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 (www.century21earll.com)
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Beautiful home in a very desirable area of Duarte. Featuring hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car attached garage, open living room with fireplace, storage, large kitchen and dining room, close to golf course, schools, parks, walking and biking trails. (C2475)
Beautiful single story home on a cul-de-sac street. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dual pane windows, central air, cathedral ceilings in living and dining area. Motion sensor lighting in hallway, fireplace in family room, two car attached garage. (A6153)
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20 e. Foothill 105, arCadia21 Village Realty CENTURY 21 Ludecke, Inc. Blvd. Suite CENTURY Arcadia www.C21ludeCke.ComSierra Madre 626.445.0123 626.355.1451 c21ludecke.com c21village.com
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Totally remodeled cozy home with 3 bedrooms, oak floors, custom paint throughout, indirect lighting, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, Cherry wood cabinets, granite counter tops, enclose covered patio, fenced yard, double detached garage. (P284)
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This unique Glendora home features 3 bed/2 ba, lg living room w/ mountain views, great family room w/fireplace and kitchen with custom cabinets. Beautifully landscaped front and rear yard with covered patio and fish pond. Central air, ceilings fans and full copper plumbing upgrade. (ADA) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
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)
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Published on Nov 9, 2011