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Thursday, DECEMBER 22, - DECEMBER 28, 2011

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Irwindale ICE Agents Search Matheson Home Monday Evening SCE Office Homeland Security and ICE Release Graphic 33-Page Affadavit to Press On Monday evening, Robert William MatheReopens After December 19, 2011, Im- son, 66, of Sierra Madre migration and Customs pleaded guilty Tuesday Dec Enforcement (ICE) officials, 13 in Dartmouth, Nova ScoShooting with the assistance of the tia Provincial Court to pos-

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Officials said Tuesday that a Southern California Edison employee calmly chatted with fellow workers in between shooting apparently targeted supervisors. Andre Turner, 48, of Norco, fatally shot two coworkers and wounded two others before fatally shooting himself Friday at the Southern California Edison office in the 4900 block of Rivergrade Road, investigators said.

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Bob Matheson remains in prison in Canada on child pornography smuggling charges. The Office of Homeland Security ICE agents served a search warrant on his Liliano Drive home Monday night -Photo by Terry Miller

From Boston to The British Home - For 89 Year Old Beryl Burridge, It’s a Wonderful Life By Terry Miller “The kettle’s on”, said Berly Burridge the moment we arrived for our interview at the British Home last week. Her good friend and number one fan Janet Swanson offers us home made cookies and sweets as Beryl offers something I used to love growing up in England, good olde sausage rolls. Swanson, who volunteers at the Wistaria Thrift Shop, recently told us about this truly noteworthy woman with one wild sense of humour (note the spelling) Beryl Burridge who will turn 90 in July, is a resident at The British Home in Sierra Madre who doesn’t let grass grow under her feet - Photo by Terrry Miller

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Sierra Madre Police Department, served a search warrant at the home of Robert Matheson on Liliano Drive. Matheson is currently serving time in a Canadian correctional facility. He was convicted earlier this month on child pornography-related charges after federal officials found disturbing data on Matheson’s computer at the Halifax airport. In a press release sent out to local media, Chief Marilyn Diaz said, “This is a federal investigation that ICE agents are handling.” The search took place at approximately 6pm, and no official word yet on what was discovered or removed at the house although it seems likely that hard drives might have been confiscated. Matheson was sentenced in a Canadian court to 108 days last week for possessing and smuggling child pornography across an international border.

sessing and smuggling child pornography. Immediately admitting guilt brought a slightly lesser sentence, according to Crown Court officials. A search of Matheson’s laptop turned up 2,500 photographs and 280 video clips of teenage boys either standing naked or engaged in sex acts with other boys. Reprinted here is part of the Affadavit: The entire 33 page document can be read at : www.sierramadreweekl. com Probable Cause On or about October 18, 2011, Robert MATHESON (DOB: 12/16/1944), a U.S. citizen and resident of Sierra Madre, CA, was arrested at the Canadian border for suspicion of possession and importation of child pornography to Canada. During a border search, Canadian law enforcement

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Monrovia Council to Replace Shaw with Spicer

Larry Spicer was appointed 3-1 -Photo by Terry Miller

by susan motander The Monrovia City Council voted to appoint Larry Spicer to fill the seat of

Council Member Clarence Shaw while he is on active duty with the military. California Code regarding the rights of military personnel allows the council to appoint a temporary replacement only, but does not require them to do so. Since Shaw’s activation in July the Council has been operating with only four voting members. On December 1, at a special council meeting, the group was deadlocked 2-2 on a vote regarding the city’s parks program. This tie prompted Council Mem-

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By Dorothy Denne At my age, Christmas is a time for reminiscing. As I sort through my Christmases past, I find some that I certainly didn't know, at the time, were destined to become favorite memories.(Think Jingle Bells)Dashing through the mall, It is panic time today, Ten more gifts to buy, Money's gone away. Problem solved, problem solved, Credit line is good. Oh what fun it is to shop. With a plastic card to pay! What was Christmas shopping like before we had credit cards? Remember layaway? Remember Christmas Saving Clubs at the banks? When I was fifteen, I sold shoes in Dan Cohen's Shoe Store on Monday evenings and Saturdays.

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along with Mr. Habib's patience had made it possible. The following Christmas was a little easier. I still used layaway but I had also joined a Christmas Saving Club at Mutual Bank. I had deposited 50 cents a week, so when December came I got a $25 Christmas check from the bank. That took the panic out of shopping. When I was 16, I got a job in the office of Kresge's 5&10 store. I was able to get early dismissal from school (1:30) so I worked every afternoon, Monday and Friday evenings, all day Saturday--all that at 65 cents an hour. I was able to join the $1 Christmas Club and get a $50 check. I was on my way up in the world. Today I can dash through the malls, credit card in hand, with no panic. But you know, I don't think I have ever bought another gift that gave me as much joy as that red chenille bathrobe I laid away for Mom. Merry Christmas

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I worked for 50 cents an hour. When I could, I supplemented that with babysitting for 35 cents an hour. My father had died when I was ten so most of that money went to my mother to help meet living expenses. I bought Mom a chenille bathrobe for Christmas that year. Now, a chenille bathrobe was something really special. This one was red which made it extra really special. Red was Mom's favorite color. I bought it at Habib's Department Store. I don't remember exactly when I started to buy it, but I know I put it on layaway many weeks before Christmas. I paid a little on it each week. I managed to get it out just two days before Christmas. Mr. Habib himself saw to it that they gift-wrapped it for me for free. I was thrilled because Mom was thrilled. She couldn't begin to imagine how I could afford it. A little extra work, a few skipped Monday dinners and Saturday lunches

Yes, the stunts are impossible and the story farfetched, but “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” is more exciting than its predecessors and superbly entertaining from start to finish. Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt for the fourth time in this grand spectacle of dazzling movie magic directed by Brad Bird (notable for the hit cartoon “The Incredibles), who combines action, tech gadgets, and story to thrilling pro-

portions. It’s not a perfect movie, by any means, nor will it be up for any Oscars, but this is definitely a film to see on the big screen. As the secret, super, spy agency that Hunt works for shuts down, he and a new crop of agents must hunt for and stop a madman, Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, from getting his hands on and using a catastrophic weapon. There’s not much more to it, really, but for good measure, as the

story propels you forward from one astonishing action sequence to another, particularly the one where Cruise, who is known for doing his own stunts, climbs Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building—a scene that is shot with tremendous IMAX aerial photography. This may be Bird’s first venture into live action, but he has done so with the chutzpah of a Michael Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer.

Monrovia Holiday Home Decorating Contest Winners The Monrovia City Council acknowledged the recipients of the Holiday Home decorating Contest at the Council Meeting on Tuesday. A map of the locations of all the participants in the contest as well as the winners is available on line at the city’s web site. The winners are:

Best Still Display: 550 S. Park Rose Ave., Best Outdoor Display: 409 Meadow Lane, Best Window Display: 163 Mauna Loa Dr., Most Effective Use of House Lighting: 214 S. Alta Vista Ave. Best Decorated Outdoor Tree: 253 N. Mountain Ave. Best Neighborhood Effort: Valmont Dr. & Valmont Pl.,

Snowman Award: 653 Terrado Dr., Children’s Choice Award: 808 W. Walnut Ave. Judges Award: 702 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia Area Partnership Festivities Award: 500 Block E. Almond Ave. Tim McKeehan “Best of Season” Award 911 Crescent Dr.

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Antonovich Offers $10,000 Reward in Shooting Of Jose Parra Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting death of Jose Parra. On Monday, December 12, 2011, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Jose Parra was shot and killed inside his residence in the unincorporated area of Arcadia in the San Gabriel Valley. It has been reported that the suspect was lying in wait when the victim and his family arrived home. As the family entered the garage of the residence, the man approached the fam-

ily, pointed a hand gun at them and demanded money. After the victims gave the gunman the only money they had in their possession, the gunman demanded entry into the residence to obtain more money. Once inside the residence, the gunman directed the victim’s wife and their three children, ages 3, 5 and 6, into a bedroom with instructions to shut the door and not exit the room. The gunman then gave Jose Parra more commands for cash and, shortly thereafter, shot him several times before fleeing from the scene.

The suspect is described as male Hispanic, light complexion, 5’7”, 150 lbs., thin build, black hair, brown eyes, wearing dark clothing, a black hoodie sweatshirt and a band aid under his eye. The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is seeking assistance from the public with information that may aid in their investigation of this crime. Supervisor Antonovich asks anyone with information to contact Detectives B. Schoonmaker or T. O’Quinn at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Portantino Calls for Emergency Planning From Public Utilities Recent Wind Disaster Highlights Need to be Better Prepared In the wake of the recent wind disaster that caused major damage throughout the San Gabriel Valley, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has proposed legislation to improve emergency and disaster preparedness by California’s public utilities. The proposed bill calls on each utility to report with every county in its service area every two years for the purpose of reviewing, updating and improving their emergency disaster and preparedness plans. “We just saw firsthand that our public utilities can do a better job. Clearly, they were not prepared for a disaster of this magnitude. We need to use the recent wind disaster to improve our readi-

ness and better prepare for future disasters such as a large earthquake. Having a review every two years will force better coordination, better service and better public safety.” commented Portantino. The proposed bill asks counties to inform cities within their jurisdiction about each meeting so that cities and the public can provide input into emergency planning. The legislation also calls on the California Public Utilities Commission to use its regulatory authority to set preparedness standards; for example, the use of weather reports to pre-position manpower and equipment before a storm and methods of improving communication between government agencies and the public.

“We learned some things from this calamity that will forever change the way we look at these disasters,” added Portantino. “Like most ratepayers, I know that a portion of my bill is intended to pay for emergency preparedness and response; let’s make sure it does. A review every two years will hold utilities accountable, increase coordination, public awareness and scrutiny. It’s a practical and prudent course of action.” The bill is being written as an “urgency measure” and would go into effect once it’s signed by the Governor. It would require that California public utilities conduct these disaster preparedness meetings within 3 months of the legislation becoming law.

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Black, Blue, and O’Green Shopping By Leslie Freiberger “Tis the season of giving… and getting. Not just in the receiving sense, but in the actual getting. Going out among the masses and forging for gifts. And not just any gift… a gift at a great bargain. It’s called Black Friday for a reason. It’s based on the accounting term of going into the black, profit. But now working in retail on that day and all the days since, I think it’s more of a black and blue Friday. People will do anything to get that prized gift. In this mass of humanity all hustling and bustling, it’s easy to spot the pro from the amateur. The amateur wanders aimlessly while the pro will have an itemized list with coupons. They know how to divide their purchases into piles to best utilize their coupons. They know the ins and outs of competitive shopping. They have a spotter waiting in the long lines while the lead person goes hunting through the store scavenging for the things on their Christmas lists, through all departments, all the floors,

returning their booty to the one person waiting in line. By the time they reach me, just the girl working at the register, the pile of pots and pans, trinkets and trunkets, men’s sweaters, girl’s dresses, weasels and woozles, boys’ toys and woman’s lingerie is so immense, I can’t see the person standing behind it. It’s simply a moving pile. With me gazing over it, they take charge. “I’m going to need you to ring this up as 9 different transactions to use all my coupons.” Of course, happily, I do and hand them back all their receipts. After bagging everything up and a few confusing moments of staring at one another, I say, “I’m sorry but you do realize you have to take all of this with you? Do you have elves working with you?” For the most part everyone has the holiday spirit and are quite joyful. But then there is always a Scrooge in the bunch. When they would finally arrive at my register, you could tell they weren’t happy. “You know,

I’ve been waiting in that line for 45 minutes!” “Well,” I would answer, “I’m sorry, we’re doing the best we can. But truly you did bring it on yourself. No one put a gun to your head and said, ‘Go bargain shopping or the elf gets it!’ I’ll take the blame that since I’ve been working my house is a mess, the laundry pile is so large I’m about to throw a tarp over it and call it my new chic bean-bag chair, my children’s grades are dropping and we have not had a hot meal in days. You, having to wait in a long time, during the busiest season isn’t my fault.” All this does remind me that time is running out and I’ve got to go and jump into the fray and do some holiday shopping myself, and quick. Last time I checked, Santa ain’t wearing o’ the green, surrounded by leprechauns not elves. And so, my wish for this and every holiday, is simply that you “give” everything you want.

PCC Band to Play in Tournament of Roses Bandfest Dec. 30 and 31 The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Band will be playing in Bandfest on Dec. 30 and 31. Bandfest, which takes place on campus at Robinson Stadium, will feature the prize-winning bands of the 2011 Rose Parade performing the field shows that made them famous. Having marched in every Rose Parade since 1930, the PCC Tournament of Roses Honor

Band has a long-standing tradition of musical excellence. The band is comprised of PCC's Marching Band members and high school students who have auditioned and made the cut. The Honor Band will have marched more than 25 miles in rehearsal before it steps off on the parade route in January. The lineup includes local bands, as well as those from Japan and

Puerto Rico. The bands will be performing on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. and on Dec. 31 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. With three shows over two days, everyone will have a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers, and auxiliary performers in action. For more information and tickets to Bandfest, call (626) 795-4171.

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Education is the Glue Saving Freedom By Rev. James (Jim) DeFoe Growing up in the 60s’ and 70s’ education was the key to gaining success for the people of the Black community. The combination of poor education and segregation led to continued poverty. My mother had a high school degree could type 80 words per minute; could not get a position as a secretary. My father was a certified diesel mechanic and no shop would hire him. Both had education but neither had opportunity. These conditions led my mother to become a tireless worker for “Civil Rights.” She had a saying; “Education plus a level playing field equal’s employment!” Bill Gates of Microsoft fame, who has made education the top priority of his philanthropic work, was asked, by Fareed Zarkaria, (“When Will We Learn,” Time Magazine November 14, 2011), what he would do if he were running a school district. His response: “Hire the best teachers. That’s what produces the best results for students, more than class size or money, or curriculum. So the basic research into great teaching, that’s now become our biggest investment,” he continues, “One study estimates that if black students had a top quartile teacher rather than a bottom quartile

teacher four years in a row would be enough to close the black-white test score gap.” Sounds easy and it is, if we begin supporting our kids; our communities must wake up; support truth and change. Our country’s education system has fallen from #1 to #26 and it is poised to drop lower if we continue our state of complacency. US educational system has fallen for three decades and there is a direct correlation to wages earned. The higher paying jobs go to those who have the skills, who have an education. We currently have 20 million jobs with only 2 million folk qualified to fill them. Upward mobility, the beating heart of the America Dream, has come to a standstill; unless we count moving downward. While the world focused on math and science, the US leads preparing students for degrees in the areas of sports exercise and leisure studies. Let me repeat what I wrote earlier, currently our educational levels are low, and our wages, which are high. If we do nothing there are two scenarios, either we raise our educational level or markets will lower our wages. This is a reality. Let’s face it the US has been sleeping on the issue

of education while the rest of the world has stepped up and are upgrading the skills of their people. Europe and Asia upgraded their college graduation rates while the US rates have flat lined, we have become stagnant and rather than upgrade, we continue to down denigrate education by to hire teachers of the top quartile as our leaders continue cutting funding for the top quartile teachers and not updating school facilities and equipment resulting is a flawed product; our children’s future. The downgrade of the American Dream is in full swing the result was reported on December 15, 2011 in the government released a report stating that 48% of our population today live at or below the poverty line. Poverty does not discriminate. Education is important; it is an issue worth fighting for. There are many questions that can be resolved for our educational system. Whose fault is it that our future is on the down slope and the future does not look very bright right now. All is not lost! We can overcome! And we will discuss this over the next several weeks. A college education can be had today and it is affordable. This will be discussed over the next two weeks.

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week Jan. 15 - 20 Pasadena, CA-Ever wonder how a sushi restaurant would interpret the cheeseburger? Want to know who makes the best traditional cheeseburger in the home of the cheeseburger? Where can you find the best gastropub burger in Pasadena? Who has your favorite middle eastern flavored burger? You can help celebrate the birth of the cheeseburger in the home of the Cheeseburger: Pasadena, California. From January 15 -20, 2012, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Pasadena Cheeseburger Week at many restaurants throughout the area. Lionel Sternberger’s mid-1920s grill error at Pasadena’s Rite Spot Cafe gave birth to the cheeseburger, a world favorite.

During Pasadena Cheeseburger Week, people can see how some of Pasadena’s best restaurants and burger joints interpret the American menu classic. Noir Food and Wine, CREPEstudio, Lovebirds Cafe and Kings Row Gastropub join Pie ‘n Burger, a/k/a: an American bistro, The Counter, Burger Continental, Toro Sushi, Magnolia Lounge, Vertical Wine Bistro, El Portal and many others are offering cheeseburgers and cheeseburger-inspired dishes. The public is encouraged to try them all and vote for your favorite with the Cheeseburger Week online poll during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week. Special menus, deals and discoveries can be found online at www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com.

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week is sponsored by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce with support from the City of Pasadena and is a California Restaurant Month event. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association is a professional business organization. Since the earliest days of Pasadena, the Chamber has played a major role in the development of this internationally renowned city. Since 1888, when the organization was founded as the Board of Trade, the Chamber’s primary purpose has been the enhancement of both the business climate and the quality of life in Pasadena. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce serves 1500 members.

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Pasadena Symphony Kicks Off 2012 with Elgar and Mendelssohn

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Seminal Los Angeles cellist Andrew Shulman performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto with conductor David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony on Saturday, January 14 at 2 and 8 pm at the Ambassador Auditorium. In demand with North America’s most respected orchestras, Lockington leads the symphony in Philip Sawyer’s 2008 celebratory work The Gale of Life and Mendelssohn’s musical postcard from the highlands, the joyous “Scottish” Symphony, a winning combination to welcome the New Year. Andrew Shulman, hailed as “full of light and musical eloquence” by The Washington Post, is one of southern California’s most active and sought after musicians. He currently holds the post of Principal Cello in both the Pasadena Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Some of Schul-

man’s film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Angels and Demons, Water for Elephants, A Single Man and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Elgar’s concerto is considered one of the 20th century’s most notable solo works for the instrument. Written in response to the first World War, great cellists ranging from Jacqueline du Pré to Pablo Casals and Yo-Yo Ma have recorded and performed the impassioned masterpiece to great acclaim. “Elgar’s work is the quintessential British cello concerto,” recalled Shulman. “It was made very famous by Jacqueline Du Pré, and I was fortunate enough to have lessons with her when I was a student. She was a great inspiration, and the wonderful piece has been in my repertoire ever since.” “This program is inspired by the British Isles and expresses the univer-

sals that connect people throughout history,” explained Lockington, “I am thrilled to be coming to Pasadena and working with the symphony on these unique selections - conducting a recent composition by my friend Philip Sawyers, and working with a childhood colleague Andrew Shulman. Andrew and I met in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain when we were teenagers. I am looking forward to a beautiful musical reunion!” The 2011-12 classics series marks the Pasadena Symphony’s second season as the resident professional orchestra of the historic Ambassador Auditorium. Tickets to the performance on Saturday, January 14 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm begin at $35 and may be purchased at www. PasadenaSymphony-Pops. org, or 626.793.7172 or onsite day of concert.

Chiang’s Audit Findings Now Exceed $3 Billion Will Continue to Push for Expanded Audit Authority State Controller John Chiang today announced that since taking office in 2007, his audit findings through State and local investigations now total more than $3 billion, more than any other Controller in recorded State history. “Unchecked spending is an invitation for misspending,” said Chiang.

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contractor His office is currently in the process of auditing the City of Hercules, and investigating claims of pension-spiking at the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. After completing his work in the City of Bell last year, the Controller’s office was flooded with requests audits of more than 200 local governments across California. In order to meet those demands and better protect taxpayer dollars at the local level, the Controller introduced legislation to broaden his office’s auditing abilities. While those bills stalled in the last legislation session, the Controller will continue to push to expand his office’s ability to protect taxpayer dollars through financial audits. For more information on the Controller’s audit programs, visit his website at www.sco.ca.gov.


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Eagle Scout Candidate, Temple City Boy Scouts Clear Neighbors’ Homes Post Windstorm

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Eagle Scout candidate Mark Munoz, 15, had a total of 20 Boy Scouts and about 15 parent volunteers helping claen up Temple City Saturday. The servce project was initiated by Munoz when he saw how many people were affected

by massive windstorm of earlier this month. Boy Scouts and parents worked at 12 homes and 2 churches clearing leaves, tree branches and cleaning gutters. For approximately 7 hours last Saturday, the vol-

unteers raked, cleared debris and put a huge amount of sweat equity into helping their neigbors – all for free. Munoz is in the final stages of earning his Eagle Scout rank and as such has completed all the required merit badges and ranks.

Friday Evenings\Old Town’s Famous “Family Festival” On Myrtle Avenue from 5 to 9:00p.m. Blocks of great vendors and the best produce around! Sundays Market at the Park On E. Lime Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Produce and food items from your favorite vendors 1st Saturday Monrovia Produce Exchange Every Month Library Park 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kattywompus String Band – Free Holiday Con-

cert Family Fun – 400 Block Myrtle Traditional music from around the globe Saturdays & Sundays Breakfasts with Santa ! Free Gifts for the Kiddies! Thru Dec. 24th Continuing this Saturday (12/17) & Sunday (12/18)Peach Café – Sat. at 9:45 a.m. Jake’s Roadhouse Sat. at 10:45 Peach Café Sun. at 11:00 a.m. Reservations Suggested – see website for full schedule, Saturdays FREE Kid’s Craft Stations – on Myrtle Ave. Thru Dec. 24th FREE Gift Wrapping

Stations Watch for “Secret Santa” & Win a FREE Gift Bag! Saturday Photos with Santa (FREE with coupon from merchant sponsor) Dec. 10th & 17th Dec. 17 – 2 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. At Dollmakers’ Kattywompus New Year’s Eve on MyrtleSaturday, Dec. 31st Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Monrovia Old Town 7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Beer & Wine Garden (21 & over, please) Live Band! Watch us at www.OldTownMonroviaCA.com and be our friend on facebook.com

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Winter Classes Offered for Seniors Christmas Tree Recycling Program The City of Arcadia bones. Certified instruc- ing with instructor KT Collection from Dec. 26 to Jan. 14 Recreation & Community tors Amy Espinosa, Bonnie Boyce. All classes will be Services Department – Senior Services Division is offering winter classes for adults (50 years of age and older) beginning Monday, January 9. Arcadia Senior Services offers an array of fitness classes to promote health and vitality for adults by strengthening the heart, muscles, and

Smithson, Pam Wagoner and Kristen Cunningham offer courses in Aerobics, Gentle Yoga, Multi-level Yoga, Strength Training, Line Dancing, Hoopnotics, Zumba Gold and Balance/ Mobility. Offerings also include Watercolor Painting with instructor Pradeepa Thirumulu and Oil Paint-

held at the Arcadia Community Center, located at 365 Campus Drive or the Dana Gym,1401 S. First Avenue in Arcadia. For more information please call 626.574.5130 or log onto the City’s website at www.ci.arcadia.ca.us and look for the online link to recreation programs.

Orchids Bloom at Garden Club Sierra Madre Garden Club invites you to step into the footsteps of popular TV star Raymond Burr at its Garden Club dinner meeting on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. This gathering will be held in the newly renovated Memorial Park Hart House Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. The program presentation will be everything you ever wanted to know about orchids! Bring your orchid questions and/ or orchids to the meeting. Program presenter will

be orchid specialist Sara Campos, who for ten years was employed by the late actor and produced all stock for his orchid nurseries in Los Angeles and the Fiji Islands. Campos received a B.S. in Biology at the University of Guadalajara. She worked for Stewart’s Orchids, formerly in San Gabriel, where her education about orchids was very extensive. She is presently working with the L.A. Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Arcadia taking inventory of its orchid collection and starting a

conservation program. She tells us that since high school she has loved orchids and is always amazed at their various features. A catered dinner will be served at the meeting. Cost is $9 for the dinner, with reservations needed by calling 355-0606. If you wish to attend only the program there is no charge or reservation necessary. Please arrive by 7:15 PM. For more information about our meetings and other activities, visit the Garden Club’s new website at: smgarden.org.

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The City of Duarte through its franchised trash hauler, Burrtec Waste, will provide a Christmas tree collection service for residential customers in conjunction with Sanitation districts of Los Angeles County annual Christmas Tree Recycling program. The trees will be ground up for composting or used for the County Sanitation Districts’ landfill Cover Project. Christmas trees will be collected on regular trash collection days from Dec. 26 through Jan. 14. All decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed. Flocked trees or trees coated with

a fire retardant will be accepted. Christmas tree collection will also be available in the county area of Duarte. The County of Los Angeles has contracted with waste haulers serving the unincorporated areas to provide Christmas tree recycling services to residences, multi-residential complexes and commercial, institutional, and industrial entities. As part of green waste recovery, the Districts have offered a special Christmas tree recycling event since 1990. Last year, 79 out of 88 cities and the unincorporated areas of Los An-

geles County participated in the Districts’ Christmas Tree Recycling Program. A total of 443,065 trees were collected with the majority of the trees recycled at the Districts’ Puente Hills Landfill. For more information about the Christmas tree recycling program in the City of Duarte, call City Hall at (626) 357-7931 or Burrtec at (1-800) 325-9417 or visit www.accessduarte. com. More information on the County’s Christmas Tree Recycling program is available by calling 1-562908-4288 ext. 2444 or on the web at www.lacsd.org.

Federal Stimulus Funds Help Duarte Cut Down on Greenhouse Emissions The city of Duarte is on target for a full-scale energy retrofit after a comprehensive energy audit of all its facilities. The Southern California city’s latest campaign to cut energy spending has been boosted by a block grant and a low-interest loan funded by federal stimulus funds. With the dual financing, the city upgraded standard equipment and controls to more energyefficient models in several city-owned facilities. “Duarte is bent on cutting energy spending to the minimum,” said California Energy Commission Chair Robert Weisenmiller. “It is among the growing number of cities aiming for reduced electricity usage while making the environment healthier.” Altogether, the city

installed seven new, more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units, 924 light bulbs, 22 thermostats and two vending machine controls. The improvements were done at the City Hall, Community Center, Fitness Center, the Duarte Park Recreation Building, North Yard, Old City Hall, and Royal Oaks Park Recreation Building, Senior Center, South Yard and Teen Center. Funds of $340,963 for the project completed earlier this year came from two sources. The city received a block grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery Assistance Act (ARRA) and administered by the Energy Commission and a low -interest ARRA-funded loan from

the Commission’s Energy Conservation Assistant Account (ECAA). “The federal stimulus funds allowed the city to upgrade aged facilities in an environmentally responsible manner,” said Duarte City Manager Darrell George. “These improvements will increase energy efficiency, save money and reduce our carbon footprint, a win-win all around.” With the ARRA and ARRA-ECAA funded projects completed earlier this year, the city will reduce its energy bills by $20,090 and CO2 emissions by 98 metric tons a year - the equivalent of planting 2,524 trees, and removing 19 cars from the road.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Roses but Were Afraid to Ask Rose Pruning, Saturday, January 7 at 9am - Noon, $25 Arboretum members / $30 non-members Call for a complimentary lunch and tour (626)447-0106 601 Sunset Boulevard | Arcadia, CA 91007 (626) 447-0106 | www.vistacove.net | RCFE No. 197607476

Join the curator of the Arboretum’s Victorian Rose Garden for a workshop about rose pruning and rose care. January is a big month for roses; proper pruning

and soil building will determine the health and beauty of roses throughout the year. Jill will demonstrate all the techniques for pruning a variety of different types of roses,

lead a discussion on disease control and soil building, and teach you how to nurture perfect roses!


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Probation Sweep Nets Weapons and Numerous Violations More than 250 law enforcement officers swarmed over 160 locations throughout Los Angeles County to take 34 people into custody, most for weapons violations. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Probation Department, the Pasadena Police Department, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services’ MultiAgency Response Team (MART), and members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted a joint operation, with locations ranging from Palmdale to Claremont, searching for probationers (who are prohibited from possessing firearms) with firearm related offenses. A total of 23 guns were recovered, as well as an assortment of knives and switchblades. All the locations were in areas constituting the Los Angeles County Fifth Supervisorial District. Supervisor Michael Antonovich requested the operation to ensure that persons on probation were complying with their conditions of probation. Task force members fanned out over the San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, Pasadena, and the Antelope Valley, targeting probation violators and known gang-members. Prior to the operation, the locations and individuals subject to search and arrest were identified by the Probation Department and the Sheriff’s Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau. Planning for this large scale operation took months, but ensured a successful conclusion. Sheriff’s Department COPS Bureau Captain Robert Tubbs said, “This operation shows what inter-department cooperation can accomplish. The mission today was not only to arrest individuals known to be in violation of their pro-

bation, but to also ensure that others are fully complying with the terms and conditions of their early release program.” Although this is not the first of these types of operations, Captain Tubbs said that because of the success of these operations it definitely will not be the last and other operations are in the planning stages. While conducting a search in the 1900 block of East Avenue R-3, Palmdale, two individuals ran from task force members. Nathaniel Hayes, Male Black, 22 of Monrovia, was arrested for an outstanding probation warrant and Dominic Mervin, Male Black, 21 of Palmdale, was arrested for an outstanding domestic violence warrant. Neither subject had been part of the original focus of the search at that location. Chief Deputy Probation Officer Calvin Remington stated, “I’m very pleased with the results of today’s operation and extremely proud of our courageous probation officers who routinely put their own safety on the line to protect our neighborhoods. Collaborations like these provide the best service to local communities.” In the 2200 block of Florencita Avenue, Lucas Milton, Male White, 26 of Montrose, was arrested by task force personnel when they discovered ecstasy, cocaine, various prescription medications, and $3,000 in cash. The Los Angeles County Department of Family and Children Services’ MART was present for the operation to ensure that any children found to be in probationers homes were not at risk from accessible firearms, narcotics, and/or any other potentially neglectful or abusive situations. In total, 14 investigations were opened for continued follow-up services. “Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives considers Los Angeles County Department of Probation (DISARM) a critical partner in its long-

term mission of combating violent crime and removing criminals from our communities,” says John A.. Torres, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Los Angeles Field Division. “ATF will continue to dedicate Federal resources in conjunction with those crucial law enforcement contributions of local agencies to the pursuit of eradicating and forestalling criminal activity. “These weapons were confiscated during Wednesday’s operation,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich who held a press conference Thursday announcing the successful confiscation of 23 firearms and the arrest of 35 probationers who were in violation of their probation Wednesday as part of the D.I.S.A.R.M. program (see photos). “The Probation Department led a team of 250 law enforcement officers from 5 federal and state agencies in a sweep of 158 residences within the fifth district of Los Angeles County.” “Since the inception of the D.I.S.A.R.M. program in February 2000, there have been over 16,000 arrests, nearly 8,000 weapons confiscated and over $360 million dollars in illegal drugs and drug money seized,” he added. The D.I.S.A.R.M program entails pairing Deputy Probation Officers with local law enforcement personnel to perform unannounced searches of probationers and their homes, and targets the confiscation of guns, drugs, and other contraband. In Los Angeles County, there are 50,000 adult probationers and 20,000 juvenile probationers. They are prohibited from possessing firearms and are subject to warrantless searches as a condition of probation. In November, D.I.S.A.R.M officers conducted 1,832 unannounced searches of residences, persons, vehicles, and businesses and confiscated 188 weapons, over $53 million in illegal drugs and arrested 136 probationers.

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Continued from page 1 who volunteers at Methodist Hospital at the tender young age of 89. We sat down with this firecracker of a woman for our interview (usually this takes about and hour) and found ourselves immersed in this woman’s beguiling life pre and post England and chatted for almost three hours. Burridge said that she “fell in love” with California during her first visit in 1962 while on holiday in Santa Monica. She moved here in 1979 from Boston, South Lincolnshire in England. Yes, there is a Boston UK. It is the original. Burridge moved to California for her husband’s health she said she offerering me a sausage roll. As I politely declined even though they smelled terrific (I’m a vegetarian) I asked her how many British subjects reside at The British Home, she quipped “Not nearly enough!” As we sipped our Tetley tea in fine china, I learned that this was no ordinary life Beryl Burridge has led thus far. Her dad ran a fish and chip shop in Boston, Lanchashire and her mom operated the local sub post office/grocery shop. Her dad prided himself with getting the best fish from Grimsby Fish Market but also the best chips which were made with “beef dripping.” “I was born in 1922 when they found Tutankhamun -” Burridge rather proudly states. Little did she know that this curious annecdote would play a rather significant role in her later years when she travelled during WW11 in 1944? When she turned 18 she joined the WAIFS and 4 days after D Day she found herself on a ship to Cairo where she would meet her future husband, Stan in 1945 in Luxor. “That was Tutankhamun rearing his ugly head”, she laughs. On November 23rd, 1922 Lord Carnarvon and his daughter, Lady Evelyn Herbert, arrived in Luxor. The following day, the workers had again cleared the staircase, now exposing all 16 of its steps and the full face of the sealed doorway. It was then that they found what they could not see before, since the bottom of the doorway had still been covered with rubble - there were several seals on the bottom of the door with Tutankha-

It's a Wonderful Life in Sierra Madre and Arcadia mun’s name on them Back in Britain, women were essential to the war effort, in both civilian and military roles. The contribution by civilian women to the British war effort was acknowledged with the use

by the Ministry of Labour, including non-combat jobs in the military, such as the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS or “Wrens”) and the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Auxiliary services such as the Air Trans-

She became a volunteer coordinaror for the Methodist Holiday Home Tour. Of this particular job Burridge said … “I’ve never heard so many excuses (why they couldn’t volunteer) in all my life.” said Burridge.

each week. She plays Bridge and still drives everywhere. At the British Home she also volunteers her time in the kitchen after she received her “ Clean Hand Certificate” and teaches the fine art of British cuisine. She taught

Beryl Burridge relaxes outside her British Home apartment after decorating the Christmas Tree -Photo by Terry Miller

of the words “Home Front” to describe the battles that were being fought on a domestic level with rationing, recycling, and war work, such as in munitions factories and farms. Men were thus released into the military. Many women served with the Women’s Auxiliary Fire Service, the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps and in the Air Raid Precautions (later Civil Defence) services. Others did voluntary welfare work with Women’s Voluntary Service for Civil Defence and the Salvation Army. Women were “drafted” in the sense that they were conscripted into war work

port Auxiliary also recruited women. In 1989 Burridge retired to San Diego after doing a variety of jobs including managing apt. buildings to live It was suggested to Burridge that she might find enjoyment volunteering; this is where her sister steps in and got Burridge interested in making dolls. She claims she was “moonlighting” while selling 520 dolls (including clowns and Teddy Bears). In 1997 Stan passed away and as she didn’t really want to live alone and decided it was time to move to the British Home in Sierra Madre.

She admits she didn’t particularly like that job and then became a publicity photographer for the hospital. She had kind of a seceret weapon when she was asked to photograph a a particular group of people: Burridge wouldn’t say ‘smile please’ as is the traditional photographer’s request. Burridge would say : “ Now Lick your Lips and Say S**T”. Burridge said she captured some marvelous moments on film with that somewhat unorthadox approach. Burridge can now be found at the Methoidist Hospital Gift Shop where she volunteers for several hours

the chef how to make Brandy Snaps and Rollie Pollies ( traditional English goodies)… with the help of her sister’s recipes, Burridge proudly proclaimed with a gleam in her eye that she even taught the chef at the British Home how to make Spotted Dick. Her favorites, however have to be making Marmelade, Mince Pies and Christmas Cake. Burridge says you can only make really good marmelade with Seville oranges. In addition to all this, Burridge creates Lemon Curd Tarts, Shortbread andhas introduced one of my fa-

vorites, Cheese and Branston pickle sandwich to the British Home menu. “ I’ve discovered a great way to make the Branston Pickle go farther….” Burridge beamed. “ We blend it and make a spread.” We asked Beryl Burridge where she got her abundant sense of humour. “ My Dad “ she asserted. He always had “Little Demons” in his pocket. She laughs! “On holiday once in Ilfracombe, my dad put one of these ‘little demons’ in the ceremonial WW1 canon where tourists would often pose for pictures. When a coach load( of visitors ) would pull up and fall out to pose for pictures, my dad would run up , light the firecracker and just watch the fallout reaction after the ancient canon ‘went off’… it was marvelous.” She said. No one ever got hurt but they sure “jumped a mile high when the darn thing went off” Burridge also belongs to the Monrovia League and was the treasurer of their Thrift Shop before redevelopment. Burridge recently got back from a world cruise aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. We asked her which city was her favorite Port O Call. She said, without hesitation, “United Arab Emirates…I loved it …it was so clean and new. However it was VERY expensive. $150 for a bottle of wine. But everything is so clean and new.” “My Husband didn’t like old things”, Burridge observed. “ He wouldn’t much like me now, would he?” she said laughing as she offered me another cup of tea. Her husband had worked for the Ministry of Defense and had Top Priority clearance during the war. It was during Churchill’s time and Burridge admitted that she liked the famous Prime Minister but the troops didn’t. With six-year tour of duties back to back, these soldiers weren’t allowed the right to vote in the 1930’s. In 1945 this changed, of course and Churchill was voted out. Asking Burridge what her longevity secret was she simply replied “ keeping busy.” Having never smoked and rarely even a glass of wine this nearly 90 something ex patriate sure knows how to continue her wonderful life.


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$1,128,000

Huge expansive 5 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, plus 2 bedroom guest house. Beautiful vaulted ceilings. Main house is separated with 2 kitchens. One master bedroom, plus 2 bedrooms on one side & two master bedrooms on other side of the house. Huge living room, large family room, dining room. Oversized double garage. Gated, private. (S1680)

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$569,000

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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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)

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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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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)

$1,049,000

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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$965,000

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

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$ 789,000

This lovely gem is located in the most desirable area of north Goleta. Features include, 4 bed/2.5ba, pool, covered patio, built in BBQ, two car garage and room for RV parking. Updated with a 50 yr roof, new paint, new carpet and tile and a new furnace. Move-in ready! (EDG) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888

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stUNNiNg hOme $679,000 This gorgeous home features 3 bed/2.75 ba, gourmet kitchen w/ss appls., hardwood floors downstairs and carpet upstairs, French doors, wood burning fireplace and your own elevator! Very private end unit with custom landscaping. Don’t miss this one! (SIE) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)

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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)

$469,000

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 wonderful home situated on a quiet cul-desac features a nice open floor plan with large living room, family room w/fireplace, kitchen with Breakfast nook, covered patio and a bonus workshop/office. (NIN)

$297,800

Great location in Valencia. This well maintained 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, dining area, kitchen with French doors leading to covered patio. Community offers 3 association pools/ spas and landscaped walking/biking trails. Two car attached garage. (P23530)

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$229,000

Priced to sell, quiet end unit with nice floor plan. Home is near the park, tennis court & walking trail. Front patio with lovely mountain view & relaxing trees in this great neighborhood. Easy care flooring downstairs, cozy living room with fireplace. The laundry area is inside the two car garage.(R2782)

$280,000

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$599,000

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) CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

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$439,000

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$349,000

Adorable Monrovia home in need of TLC. Interior in need of carpet & flooring updating. Walls need patching and painting. Original kitchen and original bathroom. Assessor shows 3 bedrooms, but only 1 full bath & 1 ¾ bath. Back yard needs landscaping. (L439)

$339,000

Lovely home on a large lot. Wood flooring throughout, brick fireplace in the living room, dining area, open kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master suite with huge bath. Enclosed sun room, lush landscaping in backyard with a fenced pool. (L10333)

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$148,000

Silver Lake vacant lot in a great area of nice homes. One of the few vacant lots left in the area with a view. There is builder access from the top and bottom of the lot. The property is zoned LAR2 fit for units. Electric and services are in the street adjacent to the property. (ROB)

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12 DECEMBER 22, 2011 - DECEMBER 28, 2011

Foothill Vocational Opportunities Inc. Presents Assemblymember Anthony Portantino with Certificate of Appreciation

Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint in Arcadia Slated The Arcadia Police Department Traffic Bureau reminds you to celebrate responsibly this holiday season and encourages the use of sober designated drivers. More deaths and injuries are caused by impaired drivers than any other violent crimes, including hand guns and knives combined. During this holiday season officers will be

conducting multiple DUI Patrols specifically looking for impaired drivers. The Arcadia Police Department will also hold DUI checkpoints at numerous locations within the city during the evening hours on Wednesday Dec. 21st. As a reminder, Jan’s Towing will be providing a “Don’t Drive Drunk” detour program this holiday season and will provide a

free lift home for drivers and their vehicles up to 7 miles in their service area. Call (626) 334-1383 for more information. Don’t forget to visit the Arcadia Police Department News & Information Blog or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Nixle for other pertinent news and information.

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Jody Short, Director of Development and William C. Murphy, CEO of Foothill Vocational Opportunities, Inc. presented Assemblymember Anthony Portantino with a certificate in recognition of his outstanding service to the

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Clarence Shaw Endorses Larry Spicer for His Council Seat In a telephone interview Tuesday evening, Monrovia councilman Clarence Shaw said that now the need has been created to fill his council seat, he would support Larry Spicer, 56, for said position until he returns from active military duty in Washington.

That could be in approximately 7 months according to Shaw. The city council had the option to appoint a temporary substitute councilperson, if you will, aand on Tuesday did just that.Council Shaw said Spicer is “level headed

and has no ppolitical agenda. The 3-1 Vote to appoint Spicer did not please Councilman Tom Adams - See Page 1 story by Susan Motander. Shaw’s seat has been empty since July 11.

Arcadia Man Sentenced to 1 Year Jail in Crosswalk Death of Alice Zhang Bowen Du, 20, of Arcadia was sentenced in the crosswalk death of an Arcadia teen sentenced Tuesday to one year in county jail. Du was driving a Lexus sedan when the car struck and killed Zhang - an only child - and seriously injured her friend in April as the two

Continued from page 1 Officials said Monday that Turner, a 7-year employee of the utility, had shown up for work at his usual time and worked his normal shift before beginning the shooting spree at about 1:30 p.m.,

young women crossed the street at the 600 block of West Duarte Road in Arcadia. Arcadia police officers have said the windshield of the car Du was driving was “excessively dirty” and that, combined with the glaring setting sun, played a significant part in the accident.

Before making the plea deal, Du, a Private First Class in the U.S. Army Reserve, pleaded not guilty in August to a felony vehicular manslaughter charge with gross negligence and denied a special enhancement of serious injury involving Zhang’s friend, Priyanka Patel.

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alumna, Brianne. Jessie Klemme, captain of the allGirl Scout 2008 Championship Robotics team and the youngest Girl Scout alumna on the float, will ride standing near the award-winning robot representation on the float. Local area Girl Scouts riders representing a range of age levels include: Carissa Coane, Brownie Girl Scout from Pasadena, CA; Chloe Jackson, Brownie Girl Scout from Inglewood, CA; Valerie Reseigne, Brownie Girl Scout from Upland, CA; Lorie Meza, Cadette Girl Scout from South Pasadena, CA; Katie Xia-Ian Kaessinger, Cadette Girl Scout from Torrance, CA; Katie Dickins, Senior Girl Scout from Claremont, CA; Haley De Boom, Ambassador Girl Scout from Lakewood, CA; Malia Mailes, College Student from La Cañada, CA; Caley Versfelt, College Student from Manhattan Beach, CA; GSGLA invites all Girl Scouts and former Girl Scouts to ride alongside these honored Girl Scouts, virtually, by dedicating a float flower and getting their name on the float. In hopes that every flower on the float represent a Girl Scout or Girl Scout alum, for a donation of $5 per name, Girl Scouts from all over the world can be honored on the 100th Anniversary float and ride the float, virtually. For more information on the float flower dedications, visit the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles website at www.girlscoutsla.org.

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A “Charlie Brown” Christmas Tree by susan motander

I bought our Christmas tree several days ago. I won’t say it is a bit scraggly, but four people (including the sales clerk) mentioned Charlie Brown and my tree’s similarity to his. One gentleman was more creative; he simply started to recite Matthew's version of the nativity story a la Linus. I decided to buy a living tree as I lost at least four to the recent winds. I say “at least” as a few others may have been weakened enough to require removal. That may seem like a large number, but I live in a virtual wilderness ( I don;t have a front or back

lawn, but rather upper and lower meadows). I will need to plant at least eight trees to replace the ones that are definitely gone. I try to get my trees to naturalize quickly. I water them only until they are somewhat established. Then God waters my trees; I don’t. This results in a deeper root system, hence less lost trees to wind storms. Not all my trees survive. I lose about half in the first two years, but I have great hopes for my Charlie Brown tree. He looks like a survivor. I bought a sequoia sempervirens and my tree looks

hopeless. There are relatively few branches and the longest ones are toward the top, not the bottom. They are rather randomly placed and not at all symmetrical. Frankly he looks rather pathetic. I left him outside the day I bought him and in rained that day. When I drove into the driveway that evening, the headlights caught the droplets sprinkled on the boughs. They shone like little stars and the poor wimpy tree suddenly looked beautiful. There maybe hope for my tree yet.

Council Appoints Spicer 3-1 Shaw told him “if a temporary appointment is decided upon he (Shaw) had a recommendation.” Council Member Joe Garcia suggested that a call be put out soliciting volunteers and that an interview process be established. Council Member Becky Shevlin said that she had discussed the matter with Shaw and that he had recommended Spicer as a temporary replacement should the council deem that action necessary. Ochoa acknowledged that Spicer was the candidate Shaw had recommended to him as well. Adams said that he wanted an independent thinker and that he wanted to avoid “cronyism.” City Attorney Craig Steele pointed out that interviews would need to be conducted in an open meeting. Ultimately the council voted 3-1 to appoint Spicer to replace Shaw temporarily. He will be sworn in at the next regular Council Meeting on January 17, 2012. A that time Council will also be advised regarding their options on filling Spicer’s seat on the Planning Commission. In accepting the appointment, Spicer said simply, “I will be more than honored to serve my city.” One person who did not appear to be happy was Adams who had been the lone vote against the appointment. He said, “I think I have been set up.” Lutz pointed out to Adams that the matter of a temporary appointment had been his idea and that he had been the council member who originally asked that it be placed on the agenda. A “Charlie Brown” Christmas Tree By Susan Motander

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ber Tom Adams, at the regular December 6 meeting, to move for the temporary replacement of Shaw on the Council. Adams had requested that the matter be added to the agenda under his council report. Prior to that, the Council had by consensus held the seat open for Shaw out of what they had referred to as “respect” for him. At that meeting, the council voted against appointing a replacement, but did discuss various possible candidates for such an appointment. Ultimately, the matter was referred back to the city staff, specifically the City Manager and the City Attorney, to report back to the council on their options regarding Shaw’s seat. The matter was placed on the December 20 Council agenda under Administrative Reports. Adams requested that the matter also be placed in the agenda under his Council Member report which occurs before the Administrative Reports. At that time, Adams moved that Bob Bartlett be appointed as a temporary replacement for Shaw. The motion died for lack of a second with Adams chastising Mayor Mary Ann Lutz for failing to second as she had brought up Bartlett’s name herself at the prior meeting. When the matter was brought up under the second agenda item, City Manager Scott Ochoa reported that Shaw had informed him that he had been advised by the Judge Advocate General’s Office, that he not participate as an elected official while on active duty. Ochoa also reported that Shaw had informed him that he “prefers that his seat not be filled.” Ochoa also said that

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Dog Haus Unleashes Hot Dog Lunches at Union Station Homeless Services Adult Center

Dog Haus Pasadena treated clients at Union Station Adult Services to a gourmet Hot Dog luncheon Tuesday afternoon. About 70 men and womenwere served -Photo by Terry Miller

Dog Haus owners and staff helped serve up some gourmet hot dogs and chili with all the trimmings for homless men an women in Pasadena Tuesday. The popular restaurant and Biergarten in Pasadena lent a hand to help some less fortunate this holiday season by giving something back at Union Station Adult Services. This annual event that reminds homeless men and women that they are cared about by many in their community. Lunch featured signature Haus Dogs, chili and cheese and other surprises. Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Our mission is to help men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. Union Station provides comprehensive services to help homeless individuals achieve self-sufficiency, including intake and assessm¬¬¬¬¬ent, emergency shelter, case management, career counseling, transitional housing, medical and mental health services, women’s and family services, and housing re-

Local man enjoying the complimentary offerings from Dog Haus -Photo by Terry Miller

sources. It has been a busy year at Dog Haus with the opening of two new locations: Dog Haus Biergarten and Dog Haus To Go in Old

Pasadena as well as with the growth of its original Pasadena location. Preparations are in the works for opening another in Alhambra early 2012 .

Matheson Home Searched by ICE for Evidence Continued from page 1 found several images of suspected child pornography on MATHESON’s laptop computer. Based on my review of various Canadian Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) reports regarding MATHESON’s arrest, I have learned the following: a. Following his arrest, MATHESON was interviewed by CBSA Criminal Investigator Jason Cannon. Prior to the interview, MATHESON was read a statement of rights by Investigator Cannon and given an opportunity to consult with the U.S. Consulate. MATHESON consented to be interviewed. i. During the initial questioning, MATHESON stated that he was visiting Canada for 10 days. MATHESON was travelling with another male (later identified as Matt Greek, 28 years old, who returned to California on or about October 25, 2011), whose ticket was paid for by MATHESON. ii. MATHESON admitted ownership of the laptop computer, that he had it for seven years, and that he was not aware of anyone else that would have his password. iii.MATHESON stated that he also owns a MAC desktop computer which he uses as his primary computer when at the SUJECT PREMISES. iv. M A T H E S O N stated that he knew material on his laptop was prohibited, but he had just not got around to deleting it. MATHESON also claimed that the last time he searched for child pornography was two to three years ago. MATHESON further stated that at one time, he found the types of images on his computer to be a “novelty” and that as long as the boys were not under duress, images of boys engaged in sex is acceptable. v. MATHESON also advised that photography is one of his hobbies and he saves copies of the photographs he takes on his computer as well as on CDs. b. On or about October 18, 2011, Investigator Cannon began a forensic examination of MATHESON’s laptop computer and found approximately 2,820 images, approximately 90% of which consisted of what appeared to be teenage males engaged in sexually explicit activity. Investigator Cannon also found approximately 285

videos of what appeared to be teenage males engaged in sexually explicit activity (approximately 20% of the video titles reference “young” or “twink” or “boy”). According to the forensic examination report, the file creation dates for these images and videos range from April 2009 through May 2011. Investigator Cannon also found five text stories regarding the sexual abuse of a ten-year-old boy by adult males, including a member of the boy’s family. These stories came from the website www.nifty.org with access to this website taking place as recently as June 2011. Between October 18, 2011 and October 20, 2011, Investigator Cannon continued the forensic examination of MATHESON’s laptop computer and found additional stories involving child sexual exploitation. All of these stories, including the five found during the initial forensic examination, appeared to be downloaded from the internet and were saved in a file labeled “nifty.” Some of the stories bear and describe in graphic detail the sexual assault of boys as young as 10 years old being sexually assaulted by fathers. Moreover, forensic analysis of MATHESON’S laptop showed that he actively sought out these files by navigating to the www.nifty.org website and sorting through various headings to identify files he wanted, including stories which involved the molestation a ten-year-old boy by his father, uncle, and grandfather. Matheson, who owns a home in Pictou, Canada, was subjected to a secondary search by border officers at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Oct. 17. According to Chris Hansen, Director of Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, Matheson was under house arrest when he was released on his own recognizance Oct 26 after agreeing to multiple restrictions including remaining in his Pictou cottage from 10pm to 7am and numerous restrictions including no access to internet, revocation of passport and not to be anywhere near a public park or school where children may be located. He agreed to return to court for sentencing Tuesday December 13. From the

Bob Matheson 2006 -Photo by Terry Miller

original 3 charges, he was convicted of possession of child pornography and of smuggling under the Customs Act. The stories found on Matheson’s computer “were disturbing because they went a great deal beyond the line of … describing sexual relations with children,” according to Provincial Crown Attorney records. “By the very nature of the descriptions, these stories appeared to advocate sex with children.” Matheson is retired from the U.S. military and served as a radio announcer for many years overseas and at March Airforce Base. Matheson has no previous criminal record. “Matheson gave up the laptop and provided a sample of his DNA for a national databank. Matheson may only serve one month, according to a source at the Halifax, Nova Scotia Constabulary depending on his disposition in prison. Once released from Canadian authorities and deported to the United States, Matheson will likely face additional charges in the United States and faces possible arrest upon his return to US soil. He will be unable to return to Canada. Additionally several members of the community planned on having a candlelight vigil outside Bob Matheson’s house at 20130 Liliano Drive Wednesday evening in honor of victims of child pornography. Beacon Media is in contact with Federal agents regarding the matter and as soon as we have some information we’ll post it on our website: www.sierramadreweekly.com


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This time of year when everyone seems to be rushing around spending money on gifts , this image is a reminder that homelessness continues to rise and California has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the country. We can all do something locally to help the homeless by donating to local food banks or volunteering some time at places like Union Station Adult Services where on Christmas Day in Central Park the organization will serve approximately 6000 Christmas dinners to homeless men and women in our area. – Photo by Terry Miller

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, December 11, through Saturday, December 17, the Police Department responded to 870 calls for service of which 111 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, December 11: At about 10:57 a.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. A female adult was seen carrying numerous articles of clothing and an empty Macy’s shopping bag into a fitting room. The suspect exited the fitting room carrying a full Macy’s shopping bag and empty hangers, and left the store without making payment. The 27-year-old Vietnamese female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 8:03 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of West Live Oak Avenue regarding a male adult hiding behind some bushes. Upon contact with the subject, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from his person. An investigation revealed the 39-year-old White male was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for Drunk in Public and transported to the Arcadia City Jail without incident. Monday, December 12: Shortly after 2:30 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of Highland Oaks Drive regarding a suspicious circumstances report. The reporting party explained a White male adult in his late 20’s, about 5’5” tall, 165 lbs., wearing a brown beanie and unknown color jacket and jeans, approached her front door and told her that her roof had a leak. The subject stated he was from “Five Star Roofing” and asked if he could come inside. The subject stated he did not have any business cards available and asked the resident if she could provide him a pen so that he could write down his information. The resident refused to open the door. A second White male subject, in his late 30’s, about 5’10” tall, thin build, wearing a beanie, green shirt, and blue jeans, was observed

standing by a white pick-up truck parked in front of her house. The subjects were last seen driving away northbound on Highland Oaks Avenue. Officers conducted an area check which proved negative. Around 4:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of West Lemon Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. The victim returned home after running errands and noticed his front door was open. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear sliding glass window that led into the kitchen, ransacked the home, and fled undetected. Several items were reported missing. Tuesday, December 13: At about 7:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Haven Avenue in regards to a fire assist. Upon arrival, officers noticed black smoke coming from the vents and made several calls inside the house to no avail. The Arcadia Fire Department responded to the scene and forced entry. The fire was safely extinguished, however two dogs and a cat were found dead. An investigation revealed the resident left some candles burning inside the house. At approximately 12:04 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of Balboa Drive regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim was doing yard work at his customer’s house and left his grey Nissan pickup truck parked to the front of the location with the keys inside. When the victim returned to the front yard, he noticed his truck was missing and observed an unoccupied black Nissan pickup truck still running in the middle of the street. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect abandoned a stolen vehicle out of Los Angeles, took the victim’s vehicle, and fled the area out of site. Wednesday, December 14: Shortly after 6:50 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of West Duarte Road regarding a theft report. The victim explained he accidentally left his debit card in the ATM at Bank of America, 627 West Duarte Road. A short time later, the victim returned to the ATM but could not locate his card and discovered a fraudulent withdrawal from his account. A follow-up investigation is being conduct-

ed by the Detective Bureau to determine if the suspect was caught on the ATM’s video surveillance. Between 5:50 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., a Cadillac Escalade was burglarized in the parking lot of the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue. Unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle by an unknown means, took the GPS unit and third row seat, and fled undetected. No forced entry was found. Thursday, December 15: Shortly after 12:40 p.m., an officer re-

sponded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to an identity theft investigation. The victim explained he discovered numerous unauthorized charges and cash advances on his Discover and Chase credit cards. He learned that someone in Texas was added to both accounts and was subsequently issued new access cards. The victim did not authorize the new user and is desirous of prosecution. Around 5:52 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a female adult in custody for theft. The 47-year-old White suspect left the store without paying for two fragrances, which she concealed in her purse and a used shopping bag. She was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Friday, December 16: At about 1:45 a.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a fight in progress. A large group of Asian male adult subjects were loitering in the parking lot. When they were asked to leave by mall se-

curity, one subject punched a security officer in the face while another subject struck a security officer in the head with his elbow. An 18-yearold and 25-year-old were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail without incident. Around 11:18 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for speeding and lane swerving eastbound on Las Tunas Drive at Baldwin Avenue. Upon contact, the offi-

cer n o ticed an odor of alcohol emitting from the driver’s breath and person. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The 38-year-old Asian male was arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08%. Saturday, December 17: Shortly after 7:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Fairview Avenue in reference to a residential burglary investigation. On Friday, December 16th, a White male suspect in his 30’s, wearing grey pants and a grey jacket, knocked on the victim’s door and explained he was from the “Water Department” and needed to check her water for possible contaminants. The suspect was let into the home, at which time he explained he needed to check all the faucets and proceeded upstairs while the victim stayed downstairs. A short time later, the suspect came back downstairs and said the water was safe. After the suspect left the residence, the victim walked into her bedroom and noticed her drawers had been ransacked. Jewelry and cash were reported missing. At approximately 6:17 a.m., an officer responded to H&M at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. Two suspects were seen concealing merchandise in a used shopping bag and left the store

without making payment. A 21-year-old Chinese male and 22-year-old Chinese male were arrested for Petty Theft and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Monrovia PD

During the last seven-day period, December 8-14, the Police Department handled 496 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. Dog Bite On December 8 at 10:27 a.m., an animal control officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Encinitas on the report of a dog bite. During the power outage on December 1, an 80-year-old female subject was in her front yard when a dog approached her and bit her on the arm. The dog owner tried to stop the dog, but failed. The woman fell to the ground and was assisted by the dog owner. The woman refused medical attention and no call was made to police to report the incident. On December 8, the woman was taken to a doctor and discovered she had sustained a broken wrist. The woman's daughter then called police to report the incident. An animal control officer was dispatched to investigate. Robbery On December 8 at 10:30 a.m., a male victim was walking in the 1100 block of Norumbega when a dark colored sedan stopped ahead of him and a male suspect exited the vehicle. The sedan drove up the street and the victim continued walking. The suspect then approached the victim and pointed a black handgun at him and demanded his property. The victim handed over his binoculars. The suspect demanded the victim's wallet and then reached for the victim's rear pocket, but the victim slapped the suspect's hand away. The suspect then fled south on Norumbega and got back into the sedan, which was waiting down the street. The vehicle was last seen heading south on Norumbega out of sight. The victim did not call po-

lice until 5 p.m. that evening, after being encouraged to report the incident by family members. The suspect is described as a male Black, 20 years old, 6'1", weighing approximately 200 pounds. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On December 9 at 4:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Cypress regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his car at approximately 6 p.m. and went to work with his co-worker. On his return at about 4:05 a.m., he discovered a window on his vehicle smashed and his stereo missing. A screwdriver was found on the front seat. Investigation continuing. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On December 11 at 2:33 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a subject drive through a stop sign at Myrtle and Walnut. The officer stopped the driver and noticed a strong odor of alcohol and, after investigation, determined the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested. Traffic Collision - Vehicle vs. Pedestrian On December 11 at 6:04 a.m., a woman was walking to work and crossing in the crosswalk on a green light when she was struck by a driver whose windows were fogged up. The driver did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk. The pedestrian complained of pain in her arm and side and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Stolen Bicycle Recovered - Suspect Arrested On December 11 at 7:21 p.m., an officer took a report on a bicycle that was stolen from the 700 block of West Walnut. At 8:11 p.m., another officer stopped a bicyclist in the 100 block of West Maple for not having a light during darkness. The bicyclist had a warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody; the bicycle he was riding was brought to the police station. The officer who took the stolen bicycle report noticed that the bicycle matched the description of the victim's stolen bicycle. The victim came to the police station and positively identified the bicycle. The suspect was additionally


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POLICE BLOTTERS charged for receiving stolen property. He claimed the bicycle belonged to a family member and he borrowed it without their knowledge or permission. Outside Assist - Possible Attempt Suicide On December 11 at 10:20 p.m., the Monterey Park Police Department called to report a suicidal female subject, possibly driving a black Honda in Monrovia. The female was text messaging her boyfriend in Monterey Park and told him she took 30 sleeping pills because she wanted to die. The female told her boyfriend she was in the 400 block of East Evergreen. The boyfriend called Monterey Park Police Department and reported the incident. Monrovia officers searched for the female, but she was not found. Approximately two hours later, Monterey Park police called back and reported the female was now possibly in the 300 block of North Myrtle. Monrovia officers began a second search and an officer eventually located the female subject in the 300 block of North Melrose. She claimed to have taken 20 sleeping pills and was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Residential Burglaries

On December 13 at 8:23 p.m., two residential burglaries were reported that occurred on a lot in the 500 block of West Maple. In both cases, the unknown suspect(s) gained entry by prying open the rear door of the residence. The front house was ransacked and jewelry was stolen. There was minor ransacking in the back house, but nothing was taken. Mountain Lion On December 14 at 2:37 a.m., police received a call reporting a mountain lion in the 800 block of East Lemon. Officers responded and found an adult mountain lion, possibly a female, in a yard in the 800 block of East Lemon. It appeared to have an open wound next to its left eye. The officers fired two beanbag rounds, which motivated the mountain lion to move back into the hills. Drug Violations On December 14 at 2:56 p.m., Monrovia Special Enforcement Team officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. This encounter led to the officers conducting a search of the vehicle, which revealed hidden drug contraband under the pad of a child seat. The driver was arrested and booked for numerous drug violations.

Grand Theft Auto On December 14 at 5:51 p.m., police responded to Mckinley Place and Foothill regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle on the street. When he returned to where he had parked it, the vehicle was not there and he could not find his keys. The vehicle is a white, two-door, Lexus SC300. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft Auto On December 14 at 6:12 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of East Central on the report of a stolen vehicle. The theft occurred between 6:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street and went into work for the day. When he returned at the end of the day, his vehicle was missing. The vehicle is a black, 2004, Chevy Silverado pickup truck. The victim reported that there was an unloaded handgun in the vehicle at the time it was stolen, but there was no ammunition in the truck. Investigation continuing.

Sierra Madre PD

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Madre Police Department responded to approximately 271 calls for service. Monday, December 12th 10:59 AM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver and Possession of Marijuana. 100 Block S. Baldwin Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license and was in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The motorist was cited for the violations and released on a written promise to appear in court. Tuesday, December 13th 2:19 AM – Arrest, Public Intoxication, 100 Block E. Highland Ave. Officers responded to a call of a distressed female pounding at the front door of a residence possibly in need of medical attention. Officers arrived and found the female under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for herself or others. She was arrested for public intoxication and transported to Pasadena Police Department jail for booking. Wednesday, December 14th 4:05 AM – Battery, 300 Block W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officers responded to a call of a physical altercation at the Drop a Load Laundry, between two adult females and the

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boyfriend of one of the females involved. Each party alleges that the other person pushed a cart into them. Officers found no injuries to either female. The battery investigation was forwarded to the District Attorney Office for filling considerations. 8:42 PM – Arrest, Suspended License, 100 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving on a suspended/ revoked driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court. Thursday, December 15th 6:50 PM – Arrest, Possession of Stolen Property, Foothill Blvd and Santa Anita Ave. An officer stopped a motorist after the patrol car’s license plate reader system alerted the officer of a stolen license plate attached to the motorist’s car. The motorist admitted to stealing the license plate for the purposed of avoiding to pay the vehicle’s registration fees. The motorist was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police jail for booking. 11:02 PM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, Baldwin Ave. and Orange Grove

Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court. Saturday, December 17th 2:54 PM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, Orange Grove Ave. and Lima St. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court. 8:23 PM – Theft, 100 Block W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s wallet, $300.00 in cash, and a cell phone from the victim’s unattended purse. The total loss is valued at $125.00. 10:42 PM – Theft From A Vehicle, 100 Block E. Mira Monte Ave. Unknown suspect(s) stole a monitor screen from the vehicle’s backing up video system. The suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle parked in the street and stole the property. The loss is valued at $100.00.

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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 130122102 APN: 8517-008-020 TRA: 006191 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1643 REF: Eli, Nathan IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 03, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 28, 2011, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 12, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 1533983 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Nathan Eli, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 601 E Lemon Ave Monrovia CA 91016-2930 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $421,005.25. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 29, 2011. (R-398212 12/08/11, 12/15/11, 12/22/11) Monrovia Weekly N O T I C E O F T R U S T E E ’ S S A L E T. S . N o CA1100039564 Loan No 0582817102 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/17/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: DAWN HORTON, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 06/28/2005 as Instrument No. 051514969 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 01/03/2012 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 1146 ARCADIA AVENUE #C ARCADIA, CA 91007 APN#: 5379-022-031 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $322,961.41, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 12/06/2011 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4142366 12/08/2011, 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0092982 Title Order No. 11-0074338 Investor/Insurer No. 0405365726 APN No. 5370-026-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/03/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ERNESTO B MEZA, AND GUADALUPE MEZA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/03/2005 and recorded 6/8/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1333319, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/03/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by

it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 130 LOFTUS DR, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 917764243. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $331,296.27. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/08/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4129890 12/08/2011, 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011 Temple City Tribune Trustee Sale No. 752458CA Loan No. 0843908823 Title Order No. 110435769-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/17/2005. 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 12/29/2011 at 09:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03/25/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 0688308, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: CHOU-LAY CHING, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, FIRST UNITED HOME LOAN, 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: 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: $486,375.51 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1312 S GOLDEN WEST AVE #A ARCADIA, CA 91007 APN Number: 5383-034-063 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: 12/5/2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEAR-RENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P899787 12/8, 12/15, 12/22/2011 Arcadia Weekly Trustee Sale No. 750813CA Loan No. 0082097304 Title Order No. 110329622-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-04-2003. 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 01-05-2012 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-19-2003, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2003-3488844, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: JASMINE CHEN AN

UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: 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: $315,921.34 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 841 FAIRVIEW AVENUE E ARCADIA, CA 91007 APN Number: 5783-012-046 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: 12-02-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P903469 12/8, 12/15, 12/22/2011 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015004735 Title Order No.: 110424658 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/09/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1081925 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARIA DE LOS ANGELES SAENZ, 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: 01/03/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2051 FAIRGREEN AVE, MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 91016 APN#: 8509-014009 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 $459,291.74. 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: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 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. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/07/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4150600 12/08/2011, 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0094111 Title Order No. 11-0075198 Investor/Insurer No. 6781398992 APN No. 8516-019-022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/2007. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of

Trust executed by EDUARDO ORTALIZ SANTIAGO AND MARIE ANN SANTIAGO, dated 04/25/2007 and recorded 5/7/2007, as Instrument No. 20071100738, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/09/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 410 SOUTH CANYON BOULEVARD, MONROVIA, CA, 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $769,058.65. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/13/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4140403 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0091037 Title Order No. 11-0072843 Investor/Insurer No. 144615752 APN No. 8588-010-025 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SUSAN M. FRASCHETTI, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 06/14/2006 and recorded 6/30/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1451332, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/05/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9723 EAST BROADWAY, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 91780. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $462,121.68. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/10/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4117019 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09255035-ED Order #: 090155234-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): SA ‘AD ISSA AND SEMEEN ISSA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/8/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2698132 in book , page 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: $589,473.85 The purported property address is: 407 W DUARTE RD #8 ARCADIA, CA 91007 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5778-009-084 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, 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: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap. 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. ASAP# 4152697 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 201003296 Loan No.: 41043266 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ALAN HUNTER AND JILL HUNTER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 1/16/2007 as Instrument No. 20070077281 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 1/5/2012 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: $530,182.70 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 106 South Mountain Avenue #C, Monrovia, CA 91016, A.P.N.: 8527-031-003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 11/29/2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (800) 683-2468 Tunisha Jennings, Trustee Sale Assistant ASAP# 4146938 12/15/2011,

12/22/2011, 12/29/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 752633CA Loan No. 1022873991 Title Order No. 110457650-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-03-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-06-2012 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-12-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 1054065, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: DAVID A COLLAZO AND JEAN S COLLAZO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, 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 26, TRACT NO. 1654, IN THE CITY OF SAN GABRIEL, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 22, PAGES 74 AND 75 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $671,770.06 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 427 N PINE STREET SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775 APN Number: 5366-010-006 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: 12-15-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4150801 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0096827 Title Order No. 11-0077972 Investor/Insurer No. 171410822 APN No. 8571-001-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/28/2007. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LILIAN A DITTEBRAND, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 06/28/2007 and recorded 7/10/2007, as Instrument No. 20071627478, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/09/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4351 LYND AVENUE, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $450,878.51. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/15/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4135874 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0095221 Title Order No. 11-0076497 Investor/Insurer No. 870340387 APN No. 8509-016-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/20/2007. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by EMMANUEL G. SACDALAN AND DANA MARIA SACDALAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 08/20/2007 and recorded 8/24/2007, as Instrument No. 20071985847, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/05/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 258 WEST ATARA STREET, MONROVIA AREA, CA, 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $545,478.22. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/13/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4116660 12/15/2011, 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0094859 Title Order No. 11-0076204 APN No. 8509-023-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MARISELA TORRES, A SINGLE WOMAN, AND AUXILIO M TORRES, A WIDOW AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 12/01/2005 and recorded 12/12/2005, as Instrument No. 05 3037437, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 1/09/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2019 STAGIO DR, MONROVIA, CA, 910164751. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $292,422.16. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest

thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 12/13/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.147381 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11469817-LL Order #: 110444197-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/10/2007. 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): HUNG LE, A MARRIED MAN, AND TINA S LE Recorded: 3/25/2008 as Instrument No. 20080505423 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/12/2012 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: $424,804.57 The purported property address is: 914 S 4TH AVE ARCADIA, CA 91006 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5780005-006 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: 714-573-1965 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 #0017316 12/22/2011 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 3989884 TS No.: 20099070801293 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:5770 007 019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/18/06. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLA¬NATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO¬CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly ap¬pointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 08/24/06, as Instrument No. 06 1893179, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Re¬corder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: JULIAN KAVAZOV and EMILY KAVAZOV,. 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) Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 5770 007 019. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 923 925 N SANTA ANITA AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91006. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incor¬rectness 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), ad¬vances, 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 $710,041.80. The benefi-ciary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 12/15/11, First Ameri¬can Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -- FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempt¬ing to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0194317 12/22/11, 12/29/11, 01/05/12 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0098585 Title Order No. 11-0079572 Investor/Insurer No. 609933 APN No. 5370-015-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WANDA KAO, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 09/06/2006 and recorded 9/18/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2065038, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 123 EAST DEWEY AVENUE, UNIT K, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91776. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $437,272.24. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/22/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4139506 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1313523-10 APN: 5783-007-054 TRA:001883 REF: BOZORGI, ALEXANDER UNINS Property Address: 825 S. GOLDEN WEST AVENUE 7, ARCADIA CA 91007 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 26, 2001. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On January 11, 2012, at 11:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 07, 2001, as Inst. No. 01 2339170, in book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: ALEXANDER BOZORGI AND GISSOO NESHAT, HUSBAND AND WIFE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK

DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 825 S. GOLDEN WEST AVENUE 7 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $98,485.54. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 920229004 Dated: December 20, 2011 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature ASAP# 4152351 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09262117-ED Order #: 090191851-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/19/2007. 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): ADELA IBETH GALVAN, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 8/3/2007 as Instrument No. 20071837693 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/17/2012 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: $863,146.89 The purported property address is: 6103 N MUSCATEL AVE TEMPLE CITY, CA 91775 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5386-009-048 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: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap. 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. ASAP# 4159089 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0099034 Title Order No. 11-0079927 Investor/Insurer No. 166260055 APN No. 5382-002-060 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/12/2007. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL SAM, AND KY SAM, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 04/12/2007 and recorded 4/18/2007, as Instrument No. 20070926065, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6834 OAK AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91775. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $502,507.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/21/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4145934 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 Temple City Tribune TS #: CA-11-439864-CT Order #: 799762 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 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): MICHAEL D PARKER A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 06/07/2006 as Instrument No. 06-1247927 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/17/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $351,347.41 The purported property address is: 511 E LIVE OAK AVE #8 ARCADIA, CA 91006 Assessors Parcel No. 5790-030-049 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: 714-573-1965 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 holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P901511 12/22, 12/29, 01/05/2012 Arcadia Weekly

Trustee Sale No. 20596CA Title Order No. 110376870CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/19/2006. 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 1/12/2012 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 07/27/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 1665752 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: THOMAS J. PETRILLO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Trustor, FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF CALIFORNIA, A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, SANTA MONICA, CA, 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: $384,455.44 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 9087 LYLEDALE STREET , TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 APN Number: 5387-024-014 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: 12/20/2011 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. P909584 12/22, 12/29, 01/05/2012 Temple City Tribune

Fictitious Business Name Filings FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011129683 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JAKE’S CUSTOM CYCLES, 7117 Kilty Ave , West Hills, CA 91307. 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: Jacob Shuman. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 8, 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 21, 2011, November 28, 2011, December 5, 2011, December 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011135468 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SEWING MACHINES AND PARTS, 5127 Banna Ave , Covina, CA 91724. This business is conducted by co-partners. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: A and S Mujica Corporation; Beatriz M. Mujica; Jose Roberto Mujica. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 21, 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 December 15, 2011, December 22, 2011, December 29, 2011, January 5, 2012


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Volunteers Honored for Help After Windstorm

-Photo by Terry Miller

At the recent City Council Meeting, Pokrajac construction was honored for the company's volunteer activities after the recent wind storm. The day after the worst winds, representatives of the company appeared at the Emer-

gency Operations Center and volunteered heavy equipment and operators to assist in the removal of trees blocking roadways. According to Monrovia's Director of Public Works, the volunteer efforts would have cost the city over

$22,000. Pictures here are, from the left, Steve Pokrajac and his sons, Daniel, Marc and Michael. A fourth son, Brian was not able to attend, but assisted in the clean up along with Alex Quiroz, Jerry Jimenez and Noe Alvarez.

18 Year Old Stabbed to Death in Arcadia Arcadia Police Officers were called to the food court area of a local strip mall regarding a person having been stabbed, shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, December 20, 2011. The strip mall is located in the 1300 block of South Golden West Avenue. Officers found an 18-year-old male victim inside the food court, suffering from a stab wound to the upper torso. Arcadia Fire Department Paramedics treated the victim at the scene and transported him to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he later succumbed to the injury. In respect for the family and pending all notifications, the name of the victim is not being released at this time. Preliminary investigation found the victim had been parked to the rear

of the location, waiting for an acquaintance working at the food court. Two males, who work at a different restaurant inside the food court, walked out the rear of the location and at some point became involved in a verbal altercation with the victim and another male. The argument ceased when one of the two males from inside pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim. The victim ran toward the food court and collapsed inside. The two suspects made their way back into the closed restaurant, away from the victim’s friends. Officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter, detained all parties, and rendered aid to the victim. Witnesses identified the two male suspects involved and they were ultimately arrested at the

scene. A knife, believed to be the weapon used, was found inside The Money Pot Restaurant where the suspects are employed. The restaurant and food court were closed at the time of the incident. Arrested and booked on murder charges at the Arcadia City Jail were Juan Lorenzo, age 31, and Jose Antonio Cruz Ramirez, age 26, both from San Gabriel. Their bail is set at $1,000,000.00. The investigation is continuing by Arcadia Police Department Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5150. You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Low-Interest Disaster Loans Available to Area Residents Federal Loans Range from $200,000 to $2 million Application Deadline is February 17 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that lowinterest federal disaster loans are available to those affected by the recent wind storms.Homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofits are eligible. A loan outreach center has been established at: Pasadena Fire Headquarters199 S. Los Robles, Suite 550, Pasadena, CA 91101 Representatives are available to answer questions, issue loan applications and explain the application process. No appointment is necessary. The center will open tomorrow through Friday, December 23 and from

Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 20. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair and replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, and other business assets. Loans are also available to homeowners and businesses to help with

the cost of making improvements that protect or prevent the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. Interest rates are as low as 2.063 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for private and nonprofit organizations, and 4 percent for businesses. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and based upon each applicant’s financial condition. The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is February 17, 2012. Call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 6592955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

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Santa Anita Church Needs Your Help after Windstorm to Repair Considerable Damage Santa Anita Church Needs Your Help after Windstorm to Repair Considerable Damage. A good friend of the this newspaper alerted me to the fact that the Santa Anita Church was one of many victims of the recent windstorm that brought down hundreds of trees, damaged countless homes and left most of us without electricity for some time two weeks ago.

Among other things than Rupa Dore told us is that the lovely colored glass plates in the Sanctuary got smashed in several places, not by the fallen trees but by the winds. It’s clear from the images she sent us that there needs to be some help not only from above but from right down here in the form of donations, to help rebuild the damaged areas of the popular local church.

Rupa Dore is a wellloved and devoted yoga teacher in Arcadia who has been teaching the peaceful, ancient art for years in this area. She now holds classes at Santa Anita Church. Rupa is asking anyone who could possibly help Santa Anita Church with a donation to contact them at–226 W Colorado Blvd., Arcadia Ca 91007.

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