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Identity Theft Crackdown by IRS The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department today announced the results of a massive national sweep cracking down on suspected identity theft perpetrators as part of a stepped-up effort against refund fraud and identity theft. Working with the Justice Department’s Tax Division and local U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the nationwide effort targeted 105 people in 23 states. The coast-to-coast effort took place over the last week and included indictments, arrests and the execution of search warrants involving the potential theft of thousands of identities and taxpayer refunds. In all, 939 criminal charges are included in the 69 indictments and informations related to identity theft. “This unprecedented effort against identity theft

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John Muir Teacher Manuel Rustin Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Lowell Milken looks on proudly as Manual Rustin tells the overflowing auditorium at Muir why he loves teaching. -Photos by Terry Miller

A John Muir High School teacher, Manuel Rustin, recieved an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award at a surprise schoolwide assembly Tuesday morning. Presented by Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken, California

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Jon R. Gundry, the prestigious award recognizes the exceptional work of this educator as a model for the state and nation. This event is part of the Milken

Family Foundation’s 25th Annual National Notifications tour honoring up to 40 outstanding educators as 2011-12 Milken Educator Award recipients. Rustin, a 2003 UCLA graduate with a B.A. in His-

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12 Year-Old Clifton School Student Critical but Stable After Hit and Run

An Emotional Farewell to Arcadia Firefighter “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” Wonderful husband, father, son and friend, Andy Michael Troncale lost his valiant battle with cancer on January 23, 2012 at the age of 52. Funeral services were held Monday, January 30, 2012, at 10:00 am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Interment followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier Born to parents Steve and Evelyn Troncale and

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23 Year Old Duarte Driver Who Fled Scene Pleads Guilty By Terry Miller and Susan Motander

Arcadia Firefighters fold the American Flag carefully which draped the coffin of Andy Michael Troncale. -Photo by Jaime Nicholson

Bernice (Left) gets a hug from her sister during the Monrovia Parade. -Photo Courtesy of the De La Torre Family

Lt. Michael Lee, Commander of the Monrovia Police Department Detective Bureau, said Tuesday, that a charge of felony hit and run driving (a violation of 20001 of the Vehicle Code) was filed against Emma TapiaGonzales. In addition, the suspect was charged with violations of 12500 VC (driving without a license) and

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16028(c) VC (no proof of insurance). According to Lee, Tapia-Gonzales was initially being held in lieu of bond. Her bail had been $100,000, but then reduced to $50,000 by the court at least that was the case until Tuesday at 5:30PM when she was released by Judge Terry Smer-

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Antonovich Announces $2.5 Million Grant to Replant Destroyed Trees

Turning Rotten?

By Dorothy Denne How long does it take for a day to change from good to rotten? It really depends on your sense of humor, or lack of one for that matter. Probably more on your lack of one. If you have one that is good, your day is less likely to turn bad. It isn't really fair to call a day bad. Bad things may happen during the day but the day itself should be considered a gift. We are on our own to enjoy our gift or not. Sometimes outside forces make it difficult. I'm not talking about the really tragic outside forces that cause real pain, either emotional or physical. I believe there are dif-

ferent ways of dealing with them too but, for today, I'm just concerned with the everyday little rotten things that seem like big rotten things. Like today I decided the only thing as dangerous as old ladies with shopping carts are young ladies with strollers. They both gawk when they walk. They don't steer. They just gawk and push. You know what happens then. What about the drivers who don't know where they are going. Every driveway they slow to a near stop then shoot on to the next one before you can pass. Then they spot their target, pull way over to the left and then turn right into their desired driveway. You've survived to arrive at the parking lot entrance you want. Oncoming traffic is clear so you follow the guy in front of you across the lane and into the entrance. He

stops right inside to decide which way he wants to go. Your rear end is still sticking out into the street. If you're lucky he moves before you get moved. You have to go the post office. You don't need any stamps or anything. You just have to mail a couple of bills so the drive-through will do just fine. There is a line of cars but they usually move quickly. That's part of the idea. A couple of the cars go through just fine. You're getting closer. The guy who just arrived at the boxes can't decide which one to put his mail in so he reads the pick-up time on all of them. He discovers they are all the same. Then he has to check that he put a stamp on each envelope. All is well so he pulls out but nicks the edge of the cement platform. His car swerves and the pedestrian coming along side has to jump out of the way.

This unnerves the gal in front of you. She doesn't want to hit the platform so she pulls over a bit. Now she can't reach the slot. She opens the door, careful not to hit the mailbox with it. She puts one leg out then reaches with all her might. She gives a thrust and her mail slips into the slot. Except one envelope. It falls under the mailbox. She can't get the door open far enough to get out of the car. You're no spring chicken but you're younger than she so you feel obligated to help. You unfasten your seatbelt, get out and retrieve her letter. She really is grateful. So is everyone behind you. You're finally on your way. Your shopping is done, your mail is mailed. You're half way through your day. It is a gift. It doesn't have to turn rotten. It depends on your sense of humor, or lack of one.

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced a $2,500,000 County grant program to replant trees in parts of the San Gabriel Valley devastated by the December 2011 windstorm. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded competitively to cities, other public agencies and nonprofit organizations that partner with public agencies. Grant guidelines allow for trees to be planted in parks and public open spaces as well as in parkways along residential and commercial streets. The application dead-

line has been set for May 31st for applicants to develop comprehensive replanting programs. Grants should be awarded this summer allowing for tree planting as early as this fall or winter. Priority will be given to the grant proposals demonstrating the greatest need. Applications can be downloaded from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District website at http://openspacedistrict.lacounty.info or for more information, call (213) 738-2981.

Windstorm Provides Free Mulch Millions of pounds of green debris collected from the December windstorm has been ground up and will be available to the public for free in February. Any non-commercial Pasadena resident with a shovel and something

to carry the mulch with is welcome to it. Free mulch will be available starting Wed., Feb. 1, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., in the parking lot on Morton Street (626) 744-4087.

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Komen Foundation Drops Planned Parenthood Dear Editor: I wanted to share some extremely discouraging news from a partner and longtime ally for women's health. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced that it will stop supporting lifesaving breast cancer screening for low-income and underserved women at Planned Parenthood health centers. It's a deeply disappointing decision — made even more alarming because politically motivated groups and individuals determined to undermine women's access to care appear to have successfully intimidated the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to withdraw this critical support. Over the past five years, Komen funds have enabled Planned Parenthood health centers to provide nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams and referrals for more than 6,400 mammograms. These cancer detection and prevention

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Planned Parenthood health centers have relied on the generosity and compassion of others to deliver care to women, men, and teens. The support of organizations like the Komen Foundation is always appreciated — but people like you are the true heart and soul of Planned Parenthood. The women, men, and teens who rely on Planned Parenthood can't afford to be caught up in the heartless campaigns of anti-choice groups and their allies in Congress. I'm counting on you to help us defend their access to care — and to tell those who care more about politics than people that we will not stand for it Thank you for all that you do for Planned Parenthood and everyone who relies on us. It means the world to us, truly. Sincerely, Cecile Richards, President Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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programs saved the lives of women who often had nowhere else to turn for care. But when anti-choice groups began criticizing the Komen Foundation for partnering with Planned Parenthood, the foundation ended its support for Planned Parenthood health centers. We know our opponents put their ideology over women's health and lives. What we never expected is that an ally like the Komen Foundation would choose to listen to them. But as troubling as that decision is, it's not what I'm most worried about today. The grants that the Komen Foundation is ending go to Planned Parenthood health centers that provide cancer screenings to women who often have no other place to turn for care. We are determined to make sure that these women can continue to get the care they need — and, as always, that means we are counting on you. For almost 100 years,

To the Editor: Is the Independent just another corporate-dominated, politically correct newspaper? That’s the question I asked myself after looking at the FrontPage photo of Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, speaking at a pressconference to launch a fellowship program for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (“Portantino Joins University of California to Announce Summer Leadership Fellowship for HBCUs,” January 26, 2012). “I am very excited about the launch of the summer fellowship for emerging

leaders,” said Portantino. “It was an idea that came from community members in my district and I am very pleased to have facilitated this into an outstanding educational opportunity.” Portantino threw a bone to the African-American community, knowing that no one in the press (including the Independent) would ask him why he voted last year for the California Dream Act, which puts undocumented students (read: illegal immigrants) in line for $65 million worth of Cal-Grants, fee waivers and textbook vouchers. In 2010, Portantino told me at a La Canada City

Council meeting that the Dream Act would not displace citizens or legal residents (or, he might have added, the 25 undergraduates who will be picked for the fellowship program). Never mind that California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott told the Los Angeles Times that 140,000 students did not enroll in college because they could not get into classes (“Just Call Them College Students in Waiting,” October 4, 2010). And Anthony Portantino believes that illegal immigrants deserve to be at the head of the line? Les Hammer

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by victor buell Despite the closure of two Acapulco restaurants in Pasadena and Monrovia, hungry chow-hounds looking for a Mexican food fix can still get a giant burrito, a stuffed soft taco, or a cheesy enchilada just around the corner at Arcadia’s Original Peppers Mexican Grill and Cantina. This family-owned and family-oriented grill is nestled in its tree-lined grounds as if it grew there organically. Inside you will find a spacious and sprawling dining area and comfortable sports bar where you can slide into a booth and enjoy items from the full menu. The menu is lengthy, and the portions are very large, so expect to leave stuffed or with a to-go box. Located across from gates 5 and 6 at the Santa Anita racetrack at 181 Col-

orado Place, Arcadia, Peppers has been serving the area for almost 40 years Chef Amador Cortez, has been running the kitchen for over 30 years, and many of the staff has been employed at Peppers for a decade or more. The only newbies to be found are the owners, who took over in 2011 and are smart enough to know not to alter a thing about this timeestablished location. “People keep saying ‘I know you changed something,’ but we haven’t—except for the tortilla chips which are lighter and crispier.” So insists co-owner Virginia Disegna, “everything else is exactly how it’s been. Our regulars have been coming here for years, many ordering the same items for years, and we want to make sure they stay happy.” I went over the menu

for ten minutes before settling on a combo chicken and steak fajita platter. It was massive, served sizzling with peppers and onions and mushrooms, a side of grilled poblano peppers, rice, beans, homemade guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, and three kinds of salsa (by the way, the house salsa is excellent—just saying). The dish was very fresh and flavorful, and I ended up taking so much of it home it took me two tries to finish it off. I brought a cheese quesadilla back to the office for Terry, who raved as well, and was surprised to get rice, beans, and salsa included. There is something for everyone on the big menu, including a full seafood section, two-dozen house specialties, appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, steaks, ribs,

and of course burritos, tacos, tamales, enchiladas, tostadas, quesadillas and chimichangas—available with almost any combination of fillings. Happy hour starts every weekday at 3pm til 6pm, and Peppers boasts the best margaritas in town. I’ll go back to confirm that another day, but after everything I have seen I think it’s probably accurate. Also consider “Taco Tuesdays” where for $5 you get two street tacos and a domestic beer all day long. For our readers who were saddened by the closures of the local Acapulco, or anyone else out there looking for a satisfying Mexican meal, Peppers will take great care of you. Just be forewarned—you might still be eating there for the next 30 years.

Arcadia Chamber and Local Realtors to Host Council Candidates Forum March 7 The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and the Arcadia Association of Realtors® are once again partnering to pres11:15 AMAM 11:15 AM 11:15 11:15 AM ent a forum on March 7 Rev. Paul S. Beck • Senior Pastor for the public to meet and hear from all five candidates running for two City WE HAVE “SOMETHING” YOU NEED Council seats up for election in March/April. Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. The free Meet the Sunday School: (all ages) 9:15 a.m. Candidates Forum will be Sunday Eve - “Praise” Worship 7:00 p.m. held at 7 p.m. Wednesor day, March 7, in the auMonday Worship - 7:00 p.m. ditorium of the Arcadia Public Library. Seating for OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 175 attendees will be on a 512 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia first-come, first-served ba(626) 447-7690 sis, so please arrive early PASTOR ROGER SONNENBERG to ensure a seat. Light reHANDICAP ACCESSIBLE - CHILD CARE AVAILABLE freshments will be provid11:15 11:15AM AM

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incumbent current Mayor Gary Kovacic, and Mary Dougherty. Chamber Executive Director Scott Hettrick and AAR Board of Director member Andy Bencosme will co-moderate the forum, with each asking questions of the candidates after initial self-introductions by each candidate. Written questions will be accepted from the audience, with as many as possible being asked of the candidates. Established in 1924, The Arcadia Association of Realtors® is one of California’s oldest trade associations. The AAR is

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Sage Advice My day started with a phone call from my neighbor. Her car had gotten broken into in their driveway the night before. I was shocked. That stuff doesn’t happen here. On that same day came the news that an ocean liner had sunk. Sunk, like the Titanic? I was shocked. That never happens. But that wasn’t all. I accidentally cut myself with a paring knife. It was one shockingly bad thing after another. It was becoming too stressful. I needed to go unwind, recharge my battery. So I leashed up my lovable Labrador, Bullet and headed to the hiking trails for a relaxing hike. After spending time by the stream in the warm sun I was ready to take on the world again. When I started heading back, about 40 feet in front of me, coming up was a large man huffing and puffing. Immediately, and very unlab-like, the hairs on Bullet’s back stood straight up. Dogs are smarter than we are. Bullet sensed something about

By Leslie Frieberger this guy. He started barking at him. To me it seemed to be for no reason. But with one swift move the man in the sweaty t-shirt pulled out a knife and flashed it at Bullet. I was shocked. “Are you @#$%# kidding me? I come up here to relax and you pull a knife? On a woman and a Labrador?” “You betcha! I hate dogs.” He barked and continued his trek up. I stood, seething. “Good dog Bullet.” Then I shouted, “Yeah big shot. What is that anyway, a Swiss Army Knife?” I looked at my watch. Did I have enough time to run up the trail, give him a piece of my mind and still make it back in time to pick my kids up from school? I could take him. Although… he did have a knife, albeit a small one. And I do only weigh a tad over 100 pounds. I didn’t give into my Irish temper. Instead I told the first group of hikers I saw coming up the trail, a chivalrous group of young men, “Better be careful. There’s a psycho

up there and he pulled a knife on me!” With each new group, the weapon got bigger, and bigger. By the time I made it down to civilization a deranged psychopath was wielding a machete. I felt better now, knowing he would have to confront this angry mob coming down. What was going on? This was a horror. Of course, it was Friday the 13th. Desperate times call for desperate measures. The only protection I could think of was the old folklore of burning sage to ward off evil spirits. Inside my own garden I armed myself with clippers and a match. Alas I didn’t have sage, so I used rosemary. I lit some and danced around in a voodoo trance. Within minutes my phone rang. It was my neighbor who had been burglarized. Our wonderful Sierra Madre Police had apprehended the thieves and recovered her belongings. Life was returning to normal. So now I’m good until the next Friday the 13th. April 13! Tax time! I better buy some sage seeds quick.

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Continued from page 1 tory and a minor in Education studies, earned an M.Ed in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2004. As a lead teacher for Muir’s High’s Smaller Learning Comminity (SLC) in Arts , entertainment and media ( AEM), Rustin creates a stimulating environment when he offered a state test “boot camp” after school for a group of 30 students. His teaching effectiveness is characterized by an innovative approach to instruction which has motivated higher thinking skills, increased peer learning relationships and strengthened ties between the curriculum

and real world. Standout projects have been to create songs and performances about the Constitution and establish Facebook profiles for historical figures. Rustin also drives his students to think independently and prepares them for college. In his classes, they become versed in performing self-assessments and charting goals. Rustin conducts his own assessments of students at the beginning, middle and end of the year. In a school that had traditionally been underperforming, Rustin’s students are seeing noticeable gains in achievement. The Milken Educa-

tor Awards, conceived by Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken to attract, retain and motivate outstanding talent to the teaching profession, is the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program, dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine. Including this year’s selections, since 1987 over $63 million has been awarded to more than 2,500 educators. A total of $137 million has been devoted to the overall program, which includes powerful professional development opportunities throughout the recipients’ careers in education.

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95 Years Young – Monrovian Clare Moruay Celebrates with Exercise By Terry Miller

The Community Center in Monrovia was abuzz Monday afternoon with some serious workout. The teacher, the youngest 95 year old we’ve ever seen was not only celebrating her birthday but also leading a class in senior exercise, a class she is obviously good at, very

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Pasadena Planned Parenthood Health Center Gets Major Upgrade

Sheri Bonner speaks at the grand opening. -Photo by Terry Miller

A joyful crowd of donors, supporters and dignitaries gathered for a ribbon-cutting and building dedication ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Pasadena Health Center and the unveiling of the Georgia B. Ridder House on the morning of Thursday, January 26, 2012. Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley President & CEO Sheri Bonner, along with campaign co-chairs Brooke Larsen Garlock and BJ Kirwan Hanna, snipped the red ribbon to the sound of cheers and applause from the 100+ attendees, who enjoyed guided tours of the new facility, learning about

the modernized and enhanced facilities of the Pasadena Health Center and the acquisition of the Georgia B. Ridder House. Mayor Bill Bogaard, who was present at the sprecial event had this to say: “It is encouraging to see Planned Parenthood, with its long history in Pasadena, pursue this expansion of its facilities and to expand its delivery of vital health services in our community”, said Mayor Bill Bogaard. “Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley families count on Planned Parenthood for basic health care and education, and we are committed to continue supporting these programs into the future.” This expansion will accommodate 5,000 more patient visits a year and provide programmatic support space for the organization, reducing delays for appointments and broadening the scope of available services to include advanced cervical and breast cancer screenings, as well as testing and treatment of abnormal pap smears and other gynecological problems. President of the Georgia B. Ridder Foundation, Mi-

Traveling World War I Exhibition Slated for Pasadena Visit Feb 2 As we approach the 100th Anniversary of World War I, more attention being given to the “war to end all wars” – especially with Spielberg's Academy Award-nominated "War Horse" in theatres now. And a wonderful event to honor WWI veterans – and all veterans since – is on its way to Pasadena: The Traveling World War I Exhibition will be in Pasadena, just north of the Pasadena City Hall on Thurgood Marshall Street, on Thursday, February 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is open FREE to the public – and is designed to honor veterans, as well as raise awareness and funds for cultural institutions as it travels across the U.S. Pasadena marks the Traveling WWI Exhibition's 33rd stop on a national 75-city tour. Not only will this event honor veterans, but it will celebrate Black History Month (February) with reenactors from the New

Buffalo Soldiers (“African American Calvary”) in WWI regalia, which will be in attendance to bring history to life and exhibit artifacts collected from the period. The Traveling WWI Exhibition will be in Pasadena for one-day only on Feb. 2. More info, along with photos for your reference and use, is provided below (and attached). For details about the 75-city tour, visit www.honoringourhistory.com. In addition, the Traveling World War I Exhibition will also travel to five additional California cities in February: Feb 4: Riverside at March Field Museum, Feb 7: San Jose at the Winchester Mystery House, Feb 10: Redwood City at San Mateo County History Museum, Feb 15: Napa at 3rd & Main Street (near Veteran’s Park, Feb 17: Stockton at University of the Pacific

chael Whalen, maintains that, “Regardless of the amount of government support given or taken away, our community must provide the financial support necessary to sustain and expand Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s essential and life-affirming services, including providing a safe place for young couples to learn best practices for safeguarding their sexual health and avoiding unwanted pregnancy.” The generous $1 million grant from the Georgia B. Ridder Foundation is the largest gift to Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley since its founding in 1933. The renovation of the Pasadena Health Center

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and acquisition of the Georgia B. Ridder House are part of Planned Parenthood’s Building Healthy Communities $4 million campaign. To date, the campaign has raised nearly $3.6 million from more than 150 donors spanning the 24-city service area from Glendale to Glendora. For the vast majority of patients, Planned Parenthood is their only source of primary health care and 90% of have no private health insurance. Planned Parenthood provides compassionate and affordable services including birth control, life-saving cancer screenings, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, annual exams, vaccines, and more.


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CSD Interim Director Wagner, Senator Liu Highlight Earned Income Tax Credit Services at Foothill Unity Center, Inc. on National EITC Awareness Day

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Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) Interim Director John A. Wagner today joined California Senator Carol Liu (D-La CañadaFlintridge), California State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton, and other officials at the Foothill Unity Center, Inc. in Monrovia, CA to highlight free tax

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pockets,” said CSD Interim Director Wagner. “Today we are urging all eligible Californians to file a tax return and claim the tax benefits already earned through EITC. When federal refunds are claimed, low-income, working families win, California businesses win and the local economy wins.” CSD is working with

state and local partners to increase EITC awareness and help working Californians take advantage of the EITC. This includes partnering with the Office of Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) on a targeted campaign to increase the number of Californians who file their federal income tax returns and claim the EITC. “At a time when families are struggling, the EITC can help them make ends meet,” said Senator Liu. “Too often families don’t know about the program and miss out on the benefits. We can prevent this by making sure eligible families and individuals are aware that they qualify for the EITC and where they can find income tax preparation assistance to claim it.” More than 30 CSD partnering community based organizations are offering tax and EITC services during the 2012 tax season. Many of these organizations work to fill in service gaps in areas throughout the state and partner with other local agencies to offer these services, includ-

ing Foothill Unity Center, Inc. in Los Angeles County. “For a very low income family, receiving an Earned Income Tax Credit of $2,000 or more can be a life-changing event – one that helps them move back to self-sufficiency,” said Foothill Unity Center, Inc. Executive Director Joan Whitenack. “Because those dollars will be spent in the community, they also help the local economy, meaning more people keep their jobs.” In 2010, 40,000 lowincome Californians participated in tax preparation programs offered by more than 45 community based organizations that partner with CSD. In aggregate, these participants claimed over $46 million in any type of federal or state tax credit. “Earned Income Tax Credit National Awareness Day kicks off the national effort to provide Voluntary Income Tax Assistance to every eligible resident in the United States,” said Chairman Jerome E. Horton. “The Board of Equalization

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Area Residents Outraged with PUC and Southern California Edison Power Poles Allegedly Overloaded with Cables By Terry Miller

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The December 1 windstorm may have seemed mild by comparison to some of the anger vented by San Gabriel Valley residents in Temple City last Thursday night. 250 people attended the Public Utilities Commision hearing at Temple City High School hall Thursday night as part of the agency's investigation into SC Edison's response to the Nov.30 and Dec.1 major

windstorms which wreaked havock to the San Gabriel Valley. At one point, a resident so distraught over the lack of information and the time involved, refused to accept thje PUC’s decision to take a break and demanded that they get on with the business at hand. The unnamed resident was asked by Marcis Nixon , a PUC employee, to settle down and eventually the Los Angeles Sher-

iff’s deputies were called to control the situation. The resident said “ am I under arrest for being upset about this?” To which the officer said “ no sir.” The tense moment lasted but a few minutes but illustrated the extreme frustration many residents have with Edison regarding not only the lack on information but also the time involved in getting power back. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, said that "a lack of reliable information was the single biggest" complaint he heard from residents facing windstorm outages. Without outages over a week in some areas it was easy to see why residents wanted answers to why their claims have fallen on deaf ears. " I've been very reliable about paying my bill every month, very reliable; and when I need you the most, after 50 years, you're not there," said Temple City resident Giovanna Billotti.

Billotti's son was forced to go to hospital after he received no help or information from Edison. PUC President Michael R. Peevey said the commission is "deadly serious about this service breakdown" and wanted to hear from impacted customers. The PUC reported earlier this month that as many as one-third of the Edison poles that went down during the windstorm were heavily overloaded with cables and equipment – this could bring potential fines of up to $50,000 per day for Edison. Temple City Mayor Tom Chavez , who was listening intently to the meeting was advised by Malibu resident Hans Laetz to “watch out” as Edison still hasn’t settled claims from 2 years ago . Many residents’ frustration was simply with the fact that Edison did not keep them informed about the progress of the repairs.

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find answers to questions that are not fully realized, Oskar embarks on a New York City-wide journey to find the lock that this key might open. All of Hanks’ scenes are shown in flashbacks, where we see the loving father devise hide-and-seek games in Central Park so that Oskar might become more social with people. In what is probably the most moving scene of the film, Hanks speaks to the family’s answering machine while trapped at the top of the World Trade Center. Sandra Bullock plays Hanks’ widow and Oskar’s mother in yet another stand-out performance. It is through her that the grief of losing a loved one to 9/11 is made palpable. She is heroic in her portrayal

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Arcadia Firefighter of the Year. As a senior Captain, he embodied the finest qualities of a true firefighter. Andy served the citizens of Arcadia with honor and distinction for nearly 30 years, retiring from the Arcadia Fire Department in 2009 after being diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer. Andy’s smile and sense of humor endeared him quickly to all who crossed his path. His greatest love was his family. He married the love of his life, Debbie (Clark) in 1986 and had three sons, Clark, Chad and Clint. He also loved animals, especially his dogs Cocoa and Gigi. Andy’s interests included model trains, fishing, baseball, football, hockey, weightlifting and bicycle riding. Andy enjoyed cook-

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Applications are available at the Arcadia Community Center front desk for nominations for the 2012 Senior Citizen of the Year! Do you know someone who is: caring and at least 55 years of age; an Arcadia resident; actively involved in volunteer

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Lives Remembered Edwin Paul Schreiner, 68 Edwin “Ed” Schreiner (68) passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. Ed was born on June 5, 1943 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Altadena and spent his entire life in Arcadia raising a family, working, owning businesses, and volunteering his time and skills to the community. Ed served in the Army National Guard and later graduated from the Rio Hondo Police Academy, serving as an Arcadia Police Reserve Officer from 1983-1991. As a businessman and Reserve Officer, he was involved with the Youth Safety Run sponsored by the Police Advisory Council for Car Clubs (PACCC). Ed owned the Arco Service Station at Foothill and Santa Anita from 1971 - 1984. He spent a decade as a float mechanic for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and most recently worked for

the Arcadia School District. Dedicated to the Arcadia High School music program and known as Mr. Fix-it, Ed fabricated

customized instrument and uniform racks, furnished his personal trailer for transporting equipment, and extensively supported the percussion section, serving on the pit crew and traveling to regional and national competitions. For many years, during the

holidays, Ed delivered donated items collected from Arcadia Unified School District families to the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona, building goodwill, and ultimately developing a bond with Apache people who welcomed him, sharing special ceremonies and cultural traditions. Ed is survived by his wife of 45 years, Terry, daughters Anne (Michelle Hoy), Sandra, Carol (Rick Brandt) and Sarah, granddaughters Deanna, Samantha and Sara Gelfand, his sister Deborah Lee Schmidt, and his loyal dog, Duke, along with many relatives and friends. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Arcadia High School North Gym. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arcadia High School and designated for the Ed Schreiner Percussion Scholarship.

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For the period of Sunday, January 1st, through Saturday, January 7th, the Police Department responded to 748 calls for service of which 96 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, January 1: At about 2:10 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for a broken headlight and lane swerving on Santa Anita Avenue at Colorado Boulevard. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his person. An investigation revealed the 20-year-old Hispanic male was under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested for DUI. At approximately 2:52 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud report. While reviewing her online statements, the victim discovered one of her checks had been altered. After the victim mailed her check, an unknown suspect(s) obtained the check and cashed it for a different amount. Further investigation revealed a Black female suspect was arrested for check fraud by the El Monte Police Department. A DMV check revealed this suspect lived a short distance away from the location where the victim mailed her check. Monday, January 2: Shortly after 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Gardens Retirement Home, 720 West Camino Real Avenue, in regards to a possible fraud report. The victim received a telephone call from an unknown male subject who informed him that he won 13 million dollars from a sweepstakes he had entered, and needed to pay a fee in order to receive his prize money. The victim mailed the check and never received any prizes. The suspect called a second time requesting an additional fee, at which time the victim realized it was a scam. He is desirous of prosecution. Around 3:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to JC Penney at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to two male adults in custody for theft. The suspects concealed

merchandise inside their clothing and exited the store without making payment. The 18-year-old and 19-year-old Chinese males were transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking without incident. Tuesday, January 3: At approximately 1:42 p.m., an officer was driving north on Santa Anita Avenue at Wheeler Avenue, and observed a suspicious vehicle driving west on Wheeler Avenue. The driver saw the officer and began to drive in reverse, east toward First Avenue, in attempt to get away. The subject abandoned his car in the Denny’s parking lot, 7 East Huntington Drive, and fled on foot through multiple businesses. Assisting officers detained the suspect in the Domenico’s parking lot, 251 North Santa Anita Avenue. An investigation revealed the subject ran from police for no apparent reason. He was released without further delay. Sometime in the morning hours, unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into the master bedroom of a residence in the 000 block of East Camino Real Avenue. When the victim returned home she observed the door frame was damaged. Officers determined the alarm was activated and the suspect(s) fled undetected. No property was reported missing. Wednesday, January 4: Shortly after 10:00 a.m., an officer conducted a license plate look up on a black Chevrolet Tahoe as he was driving south on Second Avenue, north of Huntington Drive. The officer discovered the vehicle had a warrant attached and conducted a traffic stop. An investigation revealed the warrant was valid and the driver was never issued a license. The 25-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 8:42 p.m., an officer responded to the Macy’s parking lot at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to an auto burglary. After the victim returned from work, she discovered unknown suspect(s) stole her factory navigation system and third row seat. Officers did not locate any signs of forced entry and no one saw or heard anything suspicious. Thursday, January 5:

Around 11:35 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of California Street, in regards to a mail theft. The victim observed a female adult approach her front porch and walk away carrying her package that was just delivered. The suspect entered a brown 1980’s four-door sedan, which was parked in front of the victim’s house. The victim attempted to chase after the suspect; however, the vehicle fled northbound on Second Avenue. An area check proved negative. The suspect is described as a White female with long blonde hair, about 5’7”, 135 lbs., wearing a white or pink colored shirt with a dark sweater tied around her waist, and blue pants. Shortly after 6:09 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Santa Anita Avenue and Las Flores Avenue, in regards to a three-party traffic accident. A driver was traveling southbound on Santa Anita Avenue while two other parties were stopped ahead of him. The driver did not stop in time and struck the rear end of party two, who then moved forward and rear-ended party three. No major injuries were reported. Friday, January 6: At approximately 1:42 a.m., an officer responded to AMC Theaters at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a movie piracy report. A male adult was observed video-taping a movie with his cellular phone. The 21-year-old male of unknown race was arrested for Movie Piracy and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 5:27 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a sexual battery investigation. A juvenile victim was standing in the food court area, and was approached by an unknown suspect who grabbed her buttocks. The victim attempted to move away, however the suspect continued to follow her. When the victim yelled for help, she was assisted by mall security and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. An area check for the suspect met with negative results. The suspect is described as a White male adult, 20 to 30-years-old, about 5’6” tall, 300 lbs., with long

straight shoulder-length brown hair, wearing a gray zip-up hooded sweater and blue jeans. Saturday, January 7: Between 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., a theft occurred at West Coast Elite Gymnastics, 900 South Santa Anita Avenue. When the victim went to retrieve her purse from a shelf, she discovered it was missing. No one observed anything suspicious. The victim has no idea who may have taken her property. Around 8:08 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a female juvenile detained for theft. The suspect concealed multiple items inside a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. Further investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of burglary tools. The 17-year-old Chinese female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

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During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 392 service events, resulting in 81 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Criminal Threats - Suspect Arrested On January 16 at 11:52 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Cherry regarding a suspect making verbal threats to his family. The suspect has recently obtained a handgun and has been wearing it in his waistband. During recent arguments he has threatened to shoot them and has shown the weapon. After once again being threatened, the suspect’s brother found the loaded gun hidden in their parent’s room. He took the gun and locked it up. The next day when the suspect went to retrieve the gun and realized it was gone, he became irate and threatened the family with a stool, which he dropped and then retrieved a knife from the kitchen counter. He then threatened the family with the knife. The

victims went into their bedroom, locked the door and called police. Officers arrived and were able to arrest the suspect without further incident. Theft Suspect Arrested. On January 17 at 3 p.m., a Monrovia High School teacher reported her cell phone had been stolen. She left the phone unattended near a practice field. She was able to activate a GPS feature which indicated the stolen phone was at a residence in the 100 block of East Los Angeles. Officers responded, were able to recover the phone and arrested the 16-year-old suspect. Grand Theft Auto Motorcycle On January 17 at 6 p.m., a red and white-colored Honda dirt bike with no plates was stolen from the 500 block of West Duarte between 6 and 8 p.m. A 1990’s, dark green minivan, possibly a Ford or Chevy, was seen in the area. The vehicle was driven by a male White subject, approximately 50 years old, medium build, with a brown mustache and goatee. Investigation continuing. Traffic Collision Vehicle versus Bicyclist On January 18 at 1:43 p.m., a female juvenile on a bicycle was on her way home from school. She was traveling west on Duarte Road, crossing at Alamitas, when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver was stopped on Duarte Road, turning south onto Alamitas. The bicyclist was on the sidewalk and entered the crosswalk, but the driver was looking towards his left and never saw the bicyclist enter the crosswalk. The impact knocked the juvenile off her bike, causing minor visible injuries. As a precaution, since the juvenile was not wearing a helmet, she was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Her parents were notified and responded to the hospital. Prowling / Possession of Burglary Tools- Suspect Arrested. On January 19 at 2:27 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of Shadow Lane reported seeing a male subject using a flashlight to look into parked vehicles. The subject ran when he saw police cars approaching. Officers conducted a yard-to-yard search and found the suspect hiding

in a backyard. He was arrested for prowling and possessing burglary tools. Found Child On January 19 at 3:58 p.m., officers were flagged down regarding a 2-year-old child walking alone in the 300 block of North Grand. Officers were able to determine that the child lives at a residence in the 400 block of East Greystone. Her grandmother is currently her guardian, as the child’s mother was recently taken into custody. At the time of the mother’s arrest, a referral to the Department of Child and Family Services was generated. This incident was reported to the Department of Child and Family Services worker. Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested On January 19 at 8:51 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of East Huntington regarding a male subject who stole merchandise. An officer saw a subject walking on Huntington who matched the description of the suspect. As the officer attempted to contact the suspect, he ran. The officer gave chase, detained the suspect, and he was arrested for burglary. The suspect had apparently committed the same crime two days prior. Vehicle Burglary On January 20 at 1:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of South Alta Vista on the report of a burglary that had just occurred. The victim’s van was parked and locked on the street. The victim’s wife heard the van door open and told the victim, who went out to investigate. He saw a male subject near the rear doors of his van. The suspect ran to a vehicle and fled in a possible 1990’s, black Honda Civic. The suspect had punched out the rear door lock to gain entry to the van and took an electric sander. The suspect is described as a male, wearing dark clothing and either a mask or bandana over his face. Investigation continuing. Driving Under the Influence On January 20 at 4:25 a.m., an officer on patrol drove by a vehicle parked in the 300 block of West Foothill and saw a subject slumped over the steering wheel. The vehicle was running, it was in drive, and the subject would not respond to


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POLICE BLOTTERS his knocking. Eventually, the subject woke up and the vehicle moved forward, but stopped shortly. After investigation, the subject was arrested for driving under the influence. Theft from a Vehicle On January 21, several thefts from vehicles occurred overnight. The thefts occurred in the 200 block of North Alta Vista, 200 block of West Lime, 400 block of Concord, and the 300 block of North Mayflower. All of the thefts appear to have occurred in the early morning hours and in most of the incidents the vehicles were left unlocked. The items taken were cash, electronic items, gift cards, and miscellaneous items that were left in the vehicles. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft Auto On January 21 at 8 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the 1300 block of South Alta Vista. The vehicle is a black, 2000 Honda Civic and was taken sometime during the night. The vehicle has yellow fog lights on the front and a rear spoiler. Investigation continuing. Attempt Murder Suspect Arrested On January 22 at 5:53 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting a stabbing victim at a residence in the 1200 block of Encino. Officers responded to the location and discovered a male adult with a puncture wound to his chest. The suspect violated a restraining order and entered the home of his estranged wife with a hunting type knife and stabbed her male com-

panion one time in the chest. The suspect then left the location. The investigation led officers to a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington Drive. Officers immediately contained the hotel room with the assistance of two Irwindale police officers. Officers directed the clerk to make a telephone call into the suspect’s room to tell him that his credit card was declined and he needed to go to the office and resolve the problem. The suspect did not indicate if he was going to leave his room, but approximately 15 minutes later he exited his room and was taken into custody without further incident. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was admitted in critical, but stable, condition. Detective Bureau Case Follow-up Update: 2010 Armed Robbery - Suspect Arrested On December 28, 2010, an armed robbery occurred at a liquor store in the 400 block of West Duarte Road at approximately 8:45 p.m. Three suspects wearing ski masks entered the store. Two of the suspects walked behind the counter and one of them punched the clerk. The clerk fled into the store and was followed by the suspect. This suspect had a small chrome handgun and demanded money from the clerk. When the clerk said he didn’t have any, the second suspect took the cash register and all three suspects fled to a waiting vehicle, driven by a fourth suspect. On January 18, a suspect was arrested by the Los An-

geles Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau for a murder committed in Lynwood. During the lengthy interview, the suspect admitted to committing the armed robbery at the liquor store in Monrovia, along with two additional suspects. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Division is taking over the investigation and prosecution of the armed robbery case.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, January 22nd, to Saturday, January 28th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 252 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, January 22nd: 12:35 AM- Warrant Arrest, 100 blk. N. Rosemead Blvd. Officers conducted a consent stop on two subjects. One subject was on probation for drug violations and the second subject had recently been arrested for forgery.A records check revealed $150,000 in warrants for one of the subjects. The subject was arrested and transported to Temple Sheriff’s station. 5:33PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. 11:13PM- Arrest, DUI Driver, Foothill Blvd. and Whispering Oaks Dr. An officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was found to be driving a mo-

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Friday, January 27th: 3:58PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. 10:15PM- Arrest, DUI Driver, Foothill Blvd. and Whispering Oaks Dr. An officer contacted the driver of a vehicle found in the middle of the roadway. Further investigation revealed the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the Pasadena Jail. Saturday, January 28th: 8:47AM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. 2:45PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. 9:09PM- Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, Baldwin Ave. and Grandview Ave. This incident involves a vehicle being stopped for a vehicle code violation. The driver was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license with service needed. The driver was cited and released in the field and the vehicle was impounded.

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City of Arcadia Notices NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Arcadia is accepting bids to furnish and deliver new and unused Uniforms and Accessories for the Arcadia Police Department. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “PA1112-011, Uniforms and Accessories” and shall be sent to the City Clerk of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, P.O. Box 60021, Arcadia, California, 91066-6021. Bids are due no later than 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2012 at which time said bids shall be publicly opened. Copies of the bid may be obtained in the Purchasing Office of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California, 91007. Said specifications and bid forms are hereby referred to and incorporated herein and made a part by reference and all quotations must comply therewith. The City of Arcadia reserves the right to accept in whole or part or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities in the bid process, and all bids are binding for a period of ninety (90) days after the bid opening and may be retained by the City for examination and comparison, as specified in the quotation request documents. The award of this contract shall be made by the Arcadia City Council. CITY OF ARCADIA PURCHASING OFFICE Dated: January 26, 2012 Publish: January 30 and February 2, 2012

Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 4141453 TS No.: 20099017101283 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:5777 007 008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/24/05. 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 February 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly ap¬pointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 09/02/05, as Instrument No. 05 2127496, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Re¬corder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: DANILO B JOSE and MILAGROS A JOSE,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) 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# 5777 007 008. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1145 CORTEZ ROAD, ARCADIA, CA 91007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or war¬ranty, 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 $980,922.98. 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: 01/06/12, 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. NPP0195398 01/19/12, 01/26/12, 02/02/12 Arcadia Weekly

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0117702 Title Order No. 11-0098481 Investor/Insurer No. 400002482 APN No. 5361-004-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LEONARD VINCENT DELGADILLO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/20/2006 and recorded 9/29/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2175363, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/14/2012 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: 224 WEST MAIN STREET, 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 $221,314.82. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/18/2012 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# 4177228 01/19/2012, 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012 Temple City Tribune. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA-112958 APN# 5374-020-025 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/4/2008. 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 February 9, 2012, at 11:00 AM, BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, in the City of POMONA, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by JOAN E. SUTTON, A MARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 1/14/2008, as Instrument No. 20080072423, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 5374-020-025 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 8306 EAST HERMOSA DRIVE, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $499,158.69. 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 or more 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 or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 1/5/2012 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 4179538 01/19/2012, 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012 Temple City Tribune. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-457659AL Order #: 897645 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/2/2008. 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

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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): RITA M EISENBRUCH AS A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 10/8/2008 as Instrument No. 20081801908 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/9/2012 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: $428,197.06 The purported property address is: 447W LEMON AVE & 418 MAYF MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8505-007-026 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 #0019017 1/19/2012 1/26/2012 2/2/2012 Monrovia Weekly. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11018225 Loan No. 0155549918 Title Order No. 110248505CABFI APN 5384003036 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 2, 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 February 8, 2012, at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on October 11, 2006, as Instrument No. 06 2259469 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: SONG BO CAI PANG, A MARRIED MAN, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6213 ROSEMEAD BOULEVARD, 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. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $581,375.35 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 01/17/2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 11000 Olson Drive Ste 101 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114 John Catching Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE

CALL 714.730.2727 ASAP# 4170962 01/19/2012, 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012 Temple City Tribune. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7301.27524 Title Order No. 6076371 MIN No. 10005930000002497- 8 APN 5770-017-012 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/22/03. 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 §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 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(s): Lawrence Win and Janie Lieu Win, Husband and wife as community property with right of survivorship Recorded: 01/28/03, as Instrument No. 03-0252974,of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 02/08/12 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street,, Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 335 Arbolada Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006 Assessors Parcel No. 5770-017-012 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 $617,393.70. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. Date: January 12, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 or 800-280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.207051 01/19/2012, 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0095925 Title Order No. 11-0101428 Investor/Insurer No. 30173290 APN No. 8590-023-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/08/2006. 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 PAUL W. EFTHOS AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/08/2006 and recorded 12/20/2006, as Instrument No. 20062832837, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/21/2012 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: 5048 ALESSANDRO AVENUE, 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 $601,893.33. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/19/2012 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# 4178609 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0122220 Title Order No. 11-0102555 Investor/Insurer No. 145339715 APN No. 8588-019-040 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/08/2006. 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 WILLIE HUANG, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/08/2006 and recorded 9/18/2006, as Instrument

No. 06 2063798, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/21/2012 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: 9937 OLIVE CT, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 917803200. 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 $634,235.51. 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 the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/26/2012 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# 4180419 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10370787-JB Order #: 100395081-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/14/2005. 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): ROGER DUZIAN AND MARY E DUZIAN , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/24/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2549139 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/21/2012 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: $725,753.40 The purported property address is: 636 PARKROSE AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8526-007-029 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# 4182430 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 133433210 APN: 8505-020-016 TRA: 006218 LOAN NO: Xxxxx2560 REF: Miller, William IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 17, 1996. 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 February 15, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 23, 1996, as Inst. No. 96 632632 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by William T. Miller Dana Lee Miller, 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: 303 Fowler Drive Monrovia CA 91016 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: $82,141.22. 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: January 20, 2012. (R-402599 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12) Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0119805 Title Order No. 11-0100461 Investor/Insurer No. 1000270108 APN No. 5790-030-046 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/30/2006. 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 MARIA DEL MAR HOLLINGSWORTH, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/30/2006 and recorded 11/7/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2471171, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/21/2012 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: 511 EAST LIVE OAK AVENUE #14, 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 $396,258.40. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/25/2012 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# 4179795 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0120121 Title Order No. 11-0100604 Investor/Insurer No. 121654432 APN No. 8588-005-077 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/15/2005. 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 YOUNG OK LIM. A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/15/2005 and recorded 11/21/2005, as Instrument No. 05-2820472. in Book . Page ). of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/21/2012 at 11:00 AM. By the fountain located at


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 Stale 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: 9543 BROADWAY #2, 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 $389,246.95. It is possible that at the lime 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 stale 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 slate. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, DATED: 01/21/2012 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# 4182019 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0128419 Title Order No. 11-0108649 Investor/Insurer No. 870342274 APN No. 5388-024-065 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/21/2007. 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 PABLO BARRETO A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., dated 08/21/2007 and recorded 8/29/2007, as Instrument No. 20072014462, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/01/2012 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: 5336 1/2 ACACIA STREET, 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 $730,742.47. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/02/2012 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# 4186236 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012 Temple City Tribune. N O T I C E O F T R U S T E E ’ S S A L E T. S . N o CA1100045042 Loan No 0600197533 Insurer No 583161847 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/28/2001. 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. 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: MATTHEW J. DENNY, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 10/10/2001 as Instrument No. 01 1918551

in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 02/27/2012 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: 602 EAST LEMON AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 91016 APN#: 8517-010-007 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $66,489.84, 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: 01/30/2012 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# 4182925 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012 Monrovia Weekly. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09280877-TC Order #: 090334426-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DENNIS MACCASKEY , A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/9/2006 as Instrument No. 06-0505406 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/27/2012 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: $1,025,994.66 The purported property address is: 1415 LINDA WAY ARCADIA, CA 91006 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5780-023-080 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: (877) 908-4357 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# 4188725 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012 Arcadia Weekly.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF HAROLD DOUGLAS FUNCHESS Case No. GP016457 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of HAROLD DOUGLAS FUNCHESS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Audry Yvonne Funchess in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS AN-GELES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that Audry Yvonne Funchess be appointed as person-al representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Feb. 24, 2012 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. A located at 300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with

the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the de-ceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative ap-pointed by the court within four months from the date of first is-suance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hear-ing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: WEI C WONG ESQ SBN 116428 LAW OFFICES OF WEI C WONG 716 S GARFIELD AVE ALHAMBRA CA 91801 1/30, 2/2, 2/6/2012 Monrovia Weekly

Fictitious Business Name Filings FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT s NO. 2011147047 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MAGIC PLUMBER, 13202 Sunshine Ave. , Whittier, CA 90605. 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: Jose Medina. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on December 12, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly January 12, 2012, January 19, 2012, January 26, 2012, February 2, 2012 WI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012005326 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DE ANDA FLOWERS AND EVENTS, 808 W. 212th St , Torrance, CA 90502. 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: Teresita Luna. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 10, 2012. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly January 12, 2012, January 19, 2012, January 26, 2012, February 2, 2012 WI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20111156531 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MISSION BUILDING SERVICES GROUP, 6166 SULTANA AVE. , TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780. 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: MICHAEL COLON. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on December 28, 2012. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly January 26, February 2, 2012, February 9, 2012, February 16, 2012. WI

Dr. Elliot Engel Opens the Lineup of the San Marino Guild’s 44th Season

Dr. Elliot Engel -Courtesy Photo

The San Marino Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital announces the 44th season of entertainment with its 2012 San Marino Celebrity Series. The popular Dr. Elliot Engel opens the lineup of events with "Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens" on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 at the San Marino Center, 1800 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Returning for his 19th season and back by popular demand, this favorite professor, author, scholar and lecturer always delights his audiences as he entertains and educates using anecdotes and

humor to illustrate new insights into the lives of his subjects. Dr. Engel will explore the world of Dickens, his unique imagination, and why he is recognized as the greatest novelist in the English language. Engel's mini-lecture series on Dickens appeared on PBS-TV stations across the country. He is a gifted speaker who enjoys chatting with his audience after the presentation. Elliot Engel earned his B.A. at Indiana University and his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA, where he won the Outstanding Teacher Award. He has written ten books, and lectured all over the world. For over 30 years Dr. Engel has been President of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina. His promotion of Charles Dickens during this period has led to his recent induction into the Royal Society of Arts in England. San Marino's own Margie Lowe-Francis of Margie's Apparel will present her "Dazzling Designs" at a fashion show and luncheon on Thursday, April 19th at the

San Gabriel Country Club. Margie's boutique is a popular shop for unique, eye-catching outfits. The final program of the Celebrity Series will be a onewoman play presented by Lissa Layng of the Fremont Center Theater in South Pasadena. After enjoying afternoon tea, guests will be treated to Lissa's performance of "A Woman of Independent Means" on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00. The story depicts the triumphs and trials in the life of Bess, a woman of the 1900s with an indomitable spirit. Season tickets for the four events are $125. Single tickets are $30 each for Engle and Williamson (or both for $50) and $50 each for the fashion show or play. For ticket information or a brochure, call 626.441.1465 or 626.793.1333 or email sanmarinocelebrityseries@gmail.com. The San Marino Celebrity Series is the primary fundraiser of the San Marino Guild. According to President Mimi Gerhardt, all proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Huntington Hospital.

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Music of Elton John Keeps Kenny Metcalf Alive and Well By Terry Miller

Kenny Metcalf ( AKA Elton) belts out a song at NAMM two weeks ago. -Photo by Terry Miller

Two weeks ago at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim there was a plethora of musical talent. The range was gargantuan. One, however, which piqued Beacon Media’s interest was the Elton John tribute band starring Kenny Metcalf as Elton. The guy IS Elton John…in a sequin outfit sporting a Dodgers baseball bat and logo on his sequinned jumpsuit. It’s astonishing… he appeared to have the energy, flamboyance and remarkable talent of the early Elton John as he hurried to the grand piano. He waves to his adoring fans as the opening number prepares him for his first song as Elton John. Elton -The Early Years is a show that is not like any of the other tribute show... This tribute band really has captured the early sounds og Elton John as he was rising to superstardom. Four years ago, a long time friend encouraged Kenny Metcalf to do an Elton John tribute, since tributes have been building steam and playing respectable venues and not the long bar scene shows for little or no pay. Metcalf thought long and hard about it because he was no longer physically able to hold down a regular job due to a rare autoimmune disease that almost took his life when he turned 46. Pemphigus Vulgarus is that atypical disease, and according to doctors, Kenny is a miracle since they have as of yet found no cure for the disease or explanation of his quick about-face from death’s door. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the music Kenny performs that’s keeping him alive and giving hope to his friends and family not to mention his

lyal following. Metcalf, is not out of the medical woods yet, but knowing that the only thing he could possibly do is play music- Elton John’s music, expecially – it really is therapy. He decided to give it a try and started to study Elton's voice of his 1970 body of work. He recorded Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and found he was so close to Elton's voice and tone, he decided to give it a shot. He spent the next 13 months creating lavish reproductions of Elton's costumes, blinging everything himself, from clothes to microphones - Metcalf worked with long time friend Jeff Coulson in designing a baby grand piano shell that was lightweight and would hold his 88 key digital keyboard. "You can't be Elton if you are playing a keyboard on stage", it has to look like a real piano said Metcalf. Coulson made the replica shell to piano specs, only weighing in at about 150lbs. but with all the beauty and realism of a real baby grand. Jeff went into business after making Kenny's baby grand and called his company "Grand Illusions Piano Shells". They are a huge hit andnow selling as fast as he can make them. Every detail of Elton - The Early Years- tribute show has been painstakingly recreated even down to all the band wearing costumes to recreate that image of the 70's of an Elton John Show. They have also gone so far as to recreate each song to sound as if you were listening to the vinyl. It's like watching Elton at the Troubadour in smaller halls, but also like seeing him in stadium concerts when they play festivals and fairs. When they launched the show, at Hermosa Pier

festival , 4,000 people experienced the legend. Since then they have headlined O.C. Fair twice . Club Nokia with The Fab Four Beatle tribute as well as casino's and Universities . "We all get along like a family", said Metcalf..” we love to perform for people and with each other.” Metcalf says he’s not listened to other music in 4 years because “ I don't want to forget how to sound like Elton (it's continual work).. I don't want Kenny Metcalf's voice slipping out.. I want it to be Elton's voice they hear.” Kenny Metcalf is Elton John. Mark Servi is lead guitarist as Davey Johnstone. Isaac Johnson is second lead guitarist as Caleb Quaye. Bobby HQ Storm is the bass player as Dee Murray. Michael Thompson is our drummer as Nigel Olsson. Sharlene Griffith (owner/ manager) and backing singer. Stefanie Hult & Shauna Porter are the other backing singers. In the 80's Kenny Metcalf toured as the original "LIVE" tour keyboardist for Stryper, a heavy metal Christian rock band. He toured from 1985-86. He left the group to stay home and raise his kids and strengthen his relationship with his wife Evelyn. Later through the years he was a studio musician, studio engineer, as well as singer song writer, and even A&R for Javamusic.com in the year 2000. Metcalf engineered recordings for such artists as Leon Patillo (singer for Santana), Darrell Mansfield (blues harmonica hall of famer), Contemporary Christian singer Bryan Duncan, and Chi Coltrane, and many others.

Stephanie Hult, Shauna Porter and Sharlene Griffith provide powerful back up vocals for Elton. -Photo by Terry Miller


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12 Year Old Clifton Student Struck Continued from page 1 ling. After pleading guilty, Smerling released her on the promise she would return for sentencing March 2. Apparently TapiaGonzalez’ realease on her own recognizance on a misdemeanor charge was unexpected. Monrovia detectives are trying to find out why she was released on OR when there is a felony charge among others against the suspect. On Friday, January 27, 2012, at 3:51 p.m., the Monrovia Police Department received a call of an injury traffic collision at Huntington Drive and Canyon Blvd Officers determined an twelveyear-old female had attempted to cross the road and had been struck by a passing car. The child was severely injured and is now hospitalized at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Witnesses observed a pearl white Infinity, possibly a 2004, j30 model or a similar vehicle, strike the child. The driver fled without stopping at the scene, continuing west on Huntington, south on Myrtle and then West on the 210 Foothill Freeway. After leaving the scene

of the accident on Huntington Drive Friday afternoon, police tracked down and arrested Emma Tapia-Gonzalez, 23, of Monrovia on suspicion of hit-and-run, She does not have a driver’s license. Tapia-Gonzalez was arrested her just before 8 p.m in Duarte. TheMonrovia victim – Bernice De La Torre – was crossing south across Huntington Drive at Canyon Boulevard shortly before 4 p.m. Friday with a group of about four other elementary school-age siblings and friends when she was struck by a westbound Infinity. Tapia-Gonzales fled the scene. Immediately Bernice’s 14 year-old sister Erica, rushed to her aid and is now undergoing counseling for the trauma she witnessed and is aparently blaming herself for the accident, according to her 18-year-old sister Miriam dela Torre. Miriam told Beacon Media that her sister Bernice is heavily sedated but is making some progress and seems to respond to some simple commands. She has had surgery on her left leg and in addition has had some brain

surgery as a result of the traffic collission. She is slated for another procedure Thursday. As of the present time there is no estimated release date from the hospital. Miriam told The Weekly that a recent CatScan found nothing abnormal in her brain activity and Doctors are encouraged by her progress. Tapia-Gonzalez faces up to four years in state prison on the hit-and-run charge alone, up to six months for driving without a license, and a fine of $1,000 for having no insurance. The family wishes to thank everyone for the get well cards and well-wishes and asks the community to continue to pray for Bernice who has been upgraded from critical to stable condition. If you care to help the family in this crisis, please contact Miriam via email at : miriamdelatorre29@hotmail. com Anyone with additional information about this collision please call the Watch Commander at the Monrovia Police Department. 626256-8000

Get Ready for the 2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race with Team CrossFit Academy

-Photo by Terry Miller

Coach Eric LeClair and Team CrossFit Academy will be returning for their seventh year to provide free Saturday morning training runs for this challenging event for any interested trail runner. The training is a 16week program designed with three different ability groups.: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The first training session will begin Saturday morning, February 4th at 7:00A in Kersting Court. It is recommended that all in-

terested runners begin their training on this date; each Saturday morning will feature a different training run. From the beginning trail runner to the experienced veteran racer, all will be welcomed into this fun group and will be assisted in accomplishing his or her desired goal. To contact Coach Eric LeClair or Team CrossFit Academy directly, please call 626-437-8739 or search for either on Facebook. Registration for the

2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race will begin on Monday, March 5 at 9:00am. Registration is available online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/ onlineregistration. Runners are encouraged to register as soon as possible as space is limited. The MWTR sells out on an annual basis, be sure to reserve your spot for 2012! For more information please visit www.mountwilsontrailrace.com or contact the Community Services Office at 626.355.5278.


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$255,000

Very cute home in a great area of North Duarte. Close to shopping and transportation. Open floor plan, two bedroom, one full bath, living room, dining room, hardwood floors, the house is in great condition and ready to move in. (C1902)

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$249,000

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)

CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

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dUARte

$245,950

Beautiful two story town home totally updated ready to move in. located in N. Duarte. 3 bdrms 1.5 baths updated kitchen with newer appliances and updated bathrooms, interior has been painted with new two tone earthy colors, new carpet in bedrooms. First floor has laminated hard wood floors, enclosed patio. Community pool and laundry.(T1454)

ONe level hOme $225,000 This 3 bed/2 ba Covina home features large kitchen, dining room w/fireplace, hardwood flooring and Central Air. Walking distance to schools and shopping areas. (DEX)

Century 21 earll,(www.century21earll.com) ltd.

CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd.

(626) 301-1888

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd 320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia Arcadia www.Century21earll.Com 626.301.1888 century21earll.com DRE# : 01154618

(626) 301-1888

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$199,900

Two bedrooms, 2 bath condo with fireplace in living room, dining area, inside laundry, double detached garage, front porch and carpet throughout. Security gate & spa. (C343)

Century 21Realty ludeCke inC CENTURY 21 Village (626) 355-1451

(626) 445-0123

$138,000

Located in a great neighborhood. Bright & airy with a master suite, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace in living room, family room, dining area, private patio great for entertaining, RV covered parking, three car garage with workshop and laundry area. (S27399)

21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451 CenturyCENTURY 21 village realty

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)

20 e. Foothill 105, arCadia21 Village Realty CENTURY 21 Ludecke, Inc. Blvd. Suite CENTURY Arcadia www.C21ludeCke.ComSierra Madre 626.445.0123 626.355.1451 c21ludecke.com c21village.com

DRE# : 01360316

$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)

DRE# : 01360317

(626) 355-1451

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

www.C21village.Com SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.

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