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Sunday Afternoon at Villa del Sol d’Oro The 42nd Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting is slated to place on Sunday February 12 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the historic Alverno High School Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and enhance library programs and services, particularly for children. The afternnon event of wine tasting will be complimented by delectable offerings from local Sierra Madre restaurants. Some of the wineries participating include Campo Viejo, Mt. Veeder, Wild Horse, Clos Du Bois, Jacob Creek, Flora Springs and many more. Participating restaurants are Bean Town, Café 322, Casa Del Rey, Lucky Baldwin’s, The Only Place In Town, Sierra Bistro, Village Pizzaria, Taco Fiesta, Sierra Madre Pizza and Taylors Meats.

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High Cost of RENT in Monrovia – MHS Drama Teacher Segal Resigns

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Monrovia Council Approves Wilderness Plan and EIR after Marathon Meeting By Susan Motander

deciding what’s appropriate for my students and the community at large. I have seen over and over again that when I do “family oriented shows”,

On Tuesday, three members of the Monrovia City Council voted unanimously to certify the Environment Impact Report (EIR) and adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP). This clears the way to implement the Minimalist Plan Alternative to the opening the Wilderness Preserve with some additional restrictions. Before the matter was outlined by city staff, commented upon by members of the packed audience, or discussed by the council, three members declared conflicts of interest as they live adjacent to the Wilderness Preserve area. With

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March Segal, center, is flanked by some of his Drama students who were hoping to produce RENT last year for Monrovia. The school district had other plans which ultimately led to Segal’s resignation from the drama dept. -Photo by Terry Miller

By Terry Miller Monrovia High School’s long time drama director/ teacher Marc Segal is resigning from his post at after the end of the school year.

While it comes as no surprise to many in the community, Segal’s announcement was due in no small part over differences with district administrators. Marc Segal shared his

68th Camellia Festival King and Queen Crowned On Friday, February 3, Lorenzo Blanco and Layla Cattani were officially crowned as Royal King and Queen of the 68th Annual Camellia Festival of Temple City. The announcement was made by Trish O’Brien, General Chairperson of the 2012 Camellia Festival. The Coronation Ceremony was held at the Community Center at Live Oak Park. These first graders were chosen from a group of children that participated in our annual Play Day. The Royal

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Prop 8 Deemed Unconstitutional by Appeals Court Supervisor Antonovitch says “activist judges with a political correctness agenda have disenfranchised the people of California” A federal appeals court Tuesday ripped down Proposition 8, finding California's ban on same-sex marriage completely unconstitutional .With a decision that pushes the gay marriage issue a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court

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Protestors walk to a local church in 2012. -Photo by Terry Miller

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Dorothy's Place Been There?

By Dorothy Denne

When there is a holiday near I usually try to write to it. I know Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I can't think of any sweet things to write. Besides, valentines are meant to be personal and private between two

lovers aren't they? How's that for a lengthy way to say I'm not going to write about Valentine's Day? Instead I'll share a kind of clever e-mail I received and got a kick out of. It was about.......Places I have and have not been......

I have been in may places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport, you to have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, fam-

ily and work. I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore. I have been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more

often as I'm getting older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense. It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart. At my age I need all the stimuli I can get! And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible, but life shows me I am not. Finally, I have been in Deeps#*! many times. The older I get, the easier it is to get there.

Man Sentenced in Pasadena Art Teacher’s Killing A Westlake Village man convicted of fatally shooting a Pasadena art college instructor at a party was sentenced today to 21 years in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced. A Van Nuys Superior Court jury convicted Steven Ronald Honma, 56, of one count of voluntary manslaughter on Nov. 17, 2011, for the killing of Norman Schureman, 50.

Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Thomas Rubinson imposed Honma’s sentence at a morning hearing. Honma and the victim were at a Persian New Year’s Eve party on March 20, 2010, when the defendant got into a fight and was asked to leave. Honma left the party but returned with multiple concealed weapons, ammunition and a serrated knife.

When Honma was asked to leave a second time, a fight ensued and the defendant drew a handgun, fatally shooting Schureman. The victim was a design teacher at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Maureen Green. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation.

Public Pressure Causes Komen to Drop Plan to Cut Planned Parenthood Grants After three days of intense controversy and a host of resignations, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has decided it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. The Koman organization received such a back-

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Measure A Coverage in Arcadia? In typical AUSD fashion the Measure A flyer the district sent out, downloadable here www.ausd.net -> local funding measure information -> February Information Brochure (which cost them how much?) is devoid of both verifiable data and citations. Not only is there no way for a voter to confirm the per pupil funding figures they give but the text of the measure itself is not included. Measure A is not found on www.ausd. net either. It might be there - good luck finding it. So I called the district office to find out more and they couldn’t point me to an online copy of the text of Measure A, but they were able to say that AUSD does not put the budgets on the AUSD web site - if anybody wants to see them they must make a written request to do so. Well, I do want to see them, and for the last 10 years, for some perspective on this issue. This seems like something the local newspaper should be covering. The state maintains records of some of this financial data, although the numbers are not measured the same

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loss it actually is, To my mind publications that do that might as well write “we are hiding something” on the figure. Don’t even get me started on their specious claim that the high district test scores are the result of their teaching, as opposed to the quality of the kids who attend the school. (If the AUSD’s teaching is so stellar why then does one also find The Princeton Review and many, many after school tutoring outfits in Arcadia?) The text of Measure A is here: www.ausd.net -> local funding measure information -> Board Report and Resolution calling for Measure A Election The first time I looked at it I gave up after 4 pages of “whereas” clauses and so didn’t get to the Measure itself. (There is no table of contents.) Anyway, enough ranting by me. A bit of rational analysis in a public forum on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, David Mathog

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way as the numbers the district provided. At least I couldn’t see an obvious way to get from one to the other. The state distributes this information here: http:// www.cde.ca.gov/ds/fd/ec and related pages (navigate up from that starting page using the links on it.) Conveniently for the folks who want this passed, the “mail in only ballots” go out 2/13, so that citizens can send them right back in again before there is time for anybody to organize an opposition - or find out what the real numbers are to see if an opposition is warranted. And the logic in the district’s flyer makes little sense: “we are down 17 million from 2007 so we are asking for 3,4 million.” Why 3.4 million? Why not 1.4 or 7.3? The funding graph (page 3 of the flyer) uses both of the standard tricks for making misleading plots: show a limited time span and use a nonzero y axis value to magnify the apparent magnitude of the effect. 5625->4873 ends up looking like 5625 -> 0, instead of the roughly 15%

Virginia Provencio, the sole owner of Peppers in Arcadia, was misidenti-

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Liam Neeson is Back in Action… with Some Soulfulness this Time Film Review By Michael James Gonzalez

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Director Joe Carnahan (“The A-Team”) melds intelligence and thrills in his new film “The Grey,” and who better than Liam Neeson to lead the charge of men against beasts and the elements of nature. Neeson, who is cinema’s favorite thinking man’s action hero, gives us a superbly interesting and nuanced portrayal of a complicated, stoic character whose perilous predicament reignites his will to live. John Ottway (Neeson) is a clinically depressed oil company employee who works in the cold, desolate Arctic. Assigned as a kind

of security detail to a group of colleagues on a job assignment, Ottway and his crew embark on an airplane toward a particularly harsh and remote region only to crash land in the middle of nowhere. Ottway is clearly the only one capable of devising a strategy that might keep the group from dying in the freezing cold, so he is thrust into the role of leader while he wrestles with the haunting memory of his wife’s untimely death. What ensues is a tense survivalist plot chock-full with snow blasts, chase sequences involving

voracious, white-fanged wolves, and philosophical exchanges about life and death between the men. Although the film is somewhat predictable at times and C.G.I effects unfortunately shoddy, the film as a whole succeeds as a mediation on the human experience in the face of a cruel and seemingly meaningless reality (a far cry from what the trailers portray it to be), punctuated by stunning and bleak cinematography as well as a soundscape that terrifically enhances the bleakness and violence of the Arctic.

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Moore, Jill Cole and Riley Cole. Let me share some training secrets of golfers that I have worked with since my childhood days in Minnesota. I caddied as a teenager and came home with a little bit of money and quite a bit of experience on how to train a golfer. The golfers I caddied for at that time gave me insights on how to keep them healthy and happy in playing the wonderful game of golf. Over the years I have learned much more about keeping

golfers healthy and happy. Here’s what I’ve learned. There are ways golfers can improve their stamina, technique, accuracy, and confidence, as well as love of the game. Golf requires body balance. Most of the pros have a personal trainer that keeps them in the game. As a professional trainer I recommend these following guidelines for winning golf: 1. Do some cardiovascular work like treadmill running or jogging to warm up the body, about 10-15 minutes would be enough. 2. Stretch your muscles before you play. 3. Swing the golf club from both sides of the body. This encourages body balance. 20 swings right, 20 swings left. 4. Use a light pair of dumbbells 5-8 lbs and do curls, presses, upright rows, side lateral raises and wrist curls 12-20 reps 1 set. Now you are ready to play winning golf. Golf requires concentration which starts in the mind. Visualize each shot before you strike the golf ball. A good example, when you are teeing off, see the ball hit in the spot of the fairway that you would like it. Be optimistic that you will hit the

shot as perfectly as you can. See a goal of improving each round of golf by analyzing your weaknesses and concentrate on positive changes in your game. Having a lesson with a golf pro can give you tremendous direction as well as confidence in your game. Having a professional fitness pro will give you conditioning, strength, coordination, balance, and excellent confidence. There are many good books and videos on golf technique. Set a goal of improving your game by playing at least once a week if not twice. Occasionally go out and hit a hundred golf balls in practice. There are many good golf courses in our community. Playing golf is a great chance for you to enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather and environment. YOU CAN DO IT! Harry and Sarah Sneider have trained many golfers over their 43 years in business. Do you want to improve your game? Your health? Your confidence? Give them a call at 626-3558964 or email harrysneider@ earthlink.net. You will be glad you did!

Monrovia Gang Member Convicted of Teen’s Attempted Murder After a day of deliberations, jurors today convicted a Monrovia gang member for the attempted murder of a teenage boy in 2008. Deputy District Attorney Stacie Mayoras of the Alhambra Branch Office said Jimmy Santana, 23, was convicted of one count each of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, shooting

from a motor vehicle and assault with a firearm. Judge Candace Beason presided over the seven-day trial. Santana is scheduled for sentencing on March 15 in Department 1 of Alhambra Superior Court. Jurors additionally found true allegations that the defendant personally and intentionally discharged a firearm

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causing great bodily injury to the victim. A gang allegation – that the defendant committed the offenses for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a criminal street gang with the specific intent to assist, further or promote criminal conduct by gang members – also was found true. Santana, a member of Monrovia Nuevo Var-

rio, pulled up in a car next to the victim and shouted a gang-related statement before shooting the 16-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle. The victim was paralyzed as a result of the attack. This case was investigated by the Monrovia Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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All Aboard! Screwball Comedy “Twentieth Century” Now on Track at Sierra Madre Playhouse By Fran Syverson Take an egotistical Broadway producer who’s had nothing but flops since a glamorous chorus girl left his stage shows for Hollywood. Take the girl, a bit faded now, perhaps, and eager for new celebrity. Mix them together as they desperately try to out-manipulate each other into revitalizing their own careers. Then throw in the fact that they are also former lovers, and zing! You have the makings of an evening of fast-paced, hilarious comedy at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. It all comes together on the “Twentieth Century” train during the ‘30s when luxurious rail travel was the ultimate way to cross the country. The red velvet Playhouse curtain opens to reveal a cutaway view of a railcar that stretches across the entire stage. “All a-b-o-a-r-d!” cries the conductor. And we’re off! Off to an evening of screwball comedy that keeps us laughing. It’s played with gusto at high pitch with rapid-fire repartee. Neither subtlety nor finesse are Twentieth Century’s forte. The train’s passengers are, in their basic essence, two-dimensional. Expect no more of them. But they are fun and are excellently played, the cast taking on the stereotypical roles with professionalism. Arthur Hanket carries off the part of Oscar Jaffe as the broke and broken-down producer who hopes to entice Lily Garland back to his next (as yet undetermined ) play…and perhaps into his arms as well. Stephanie Erb

creates a seductive prima donna Lily. As George Smith, Matt Iseman plays the pouting current agent/ lover with a bit too much poutiness not really befitting man of his stature. Ida Webb (Kimberly Lewis) is Jaffe’s secretary/manager who holds the plot together. Beth Leckbee is the curiously heart-warming religious fanatic, Myrtle Clark. Dorothy Brooks and Barry Saltzman have chosen the train as a setting for their lovers’ tryst between Dr. Grover Lockwood and Anita Highland. As Owen O’Malley, Alan Brooks is one of the more calming influences on the often-emotional travelers. Douglas Gabrielle, the conductor, and Matt Bolte, the porter, manage to keep the Twentieth Century Limited on track. Grant Baciocco doubles in the cameo roles of the nurse and Max Jacobs, as do Jill Maglione and young Zoe Hanket as passengers. “Twentieth Century” is Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of a story by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, based on a play by Charles Bruce Milholland. Christine Soldate and Estelle Campbell are the producers. Director Michael Lorre designed the sound, which is operated by John Dimitri. Stage manager Kim Kurzinger is the lights operator; Sammy Ross designed the lighting. Adam Smith designed the set, and constructed it with assistance from Ward Calaway and Don Bergman. Credit Shon LeBlanc of The Costume House for the ‘30s costume design,

complete with the ladies’ hosiery dark back seams. Wig design is by Kevin Remington. Soldate and Calaway did the program design and layout. David Edward Byrd designed the poster art and Lia Pearson is the production photographer. Other behind-the-scenes workers are Orlando Mendoza, house manager; Anne Marie Atwan, props; Liam Ruddisill, backstage crew; Thomas Schneidon, master electrician; and Dain August, dresser. Philip Sokoloff is publicist. As one might surmise, with some clandestine lovers aboard the train, the play might well get an “R” rating—although many young people are already blasé about TV’s primetime bed-hopping scenarios. “Twentieth Century” will continue at the Sierra Madre Playhouse Fridays and Saturdays through Mar. 3. Evening curtain times are 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors (65+) and students (13-17), and $15 for children 12 and under. The Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Ample free parking is available behind the theater and in other city lots. Restaurants on Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard offer pre-theater dining. For ticket reservations or information, phone (626) 355-4318, or visit the website, www.sierramadreplayhouse.org for online ticketing.

Pasadena Police Department (DUI) Checkpoint Friday The Pasadena Police Department will conduct a DUI Checkpoint enforcement program on Friday, February 10, 2012. The hours of operation will be between 6:00 pm – 3:00 am. DUI programs are a useful and effective tool for achieving the Pasadena Police Department’s goal of detecting and removing impaired drivers from our streets. The Pasadena Police

Department is committed to making the roadways safe for the driving public. Members from the Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting this program for the purpose of looking for and arresting impaired/ intoxicated drivers. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs.

The public is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe and to ‘Report Impaired Drivers by calling 911’ whenever you see a suspected impaired driver. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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The City of Arcadia is offering free mulch to Arcadia City residents on a firstcome, first-served basis, while supplies last. Residents interested in the mulch should bring a container(s) for transport, gloves and safety glasses, and should be prepared to load the mulch into their vehicle themselves. The recent windstorm produced a large quantity of debris which has been collected and transformed into mulch. Mulch has many benefits and is one of the most important ways to maintain a healthy garden. Mulch can be used in landscaping planter areas, gardens and around trees to hold in soil moisture. Questions about this program may be directed to the Public Works Services Department at 256-6554.

Help shape the future of Pasadena Unified School District Elections A Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Task Force is drawing geographic districts that may be used to elect the PUSD School Board of the future. The task force wants your input on what communities, neighborhoods, and regions should be drawn together to ensure everyone has a voice in PUSD elections. The time to participate and give input is now! Please attend one of our meetings to share your thoughts and shape the future of PUSD. Upcoming Meetings: • Feb. 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena • Feb. 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., Sierra Madre City Hall Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre More info: districting-task-force.pasadenausd.org Email us at pusdtaskforce@gmail.com

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Oak Avenue Intermediate School’s Proactive Approach to Bullying For the past four years, the Counseling and Guidance Department at Oak Avenue Intermediate School, with the support of school administration and staff, has facilitated a unique event designed to educate students regarding the destructive influence of bullying. For two days a year, the school library is turned

into a museum which highlights the negative impacts of bullying on young people. Titled the Oak Avenue Museum of Tolerance, the project represents a collaborative effort of staff members who see the value in delivering the message to students that all humans deserve respect. The exhibits are comprised of student written

work, multimedia presentations, and a “chalk walk” featuring artwork with a message about tolerance that was designed by 8th grade students through their English class. The objectives of this project are to promote acts of kindness on the campus, to give young people the tools and strategies to deal with conflict/harassment issues in a

healthy way, and to make Oak a bully free school. Oak Avenue Intermediate School services students in grades seven and eight in the Temple City Unified School District. For more information, photos, or interviews, please call Lori Johnson at 626-548-5000, Extension 1340 or ljohnson@tcusd. net.

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will celebrate at Villa del Sol d' Oro Sunday Continued from page 1 Entertainment for the afternoon will include live music provided by Steve Vargas & Friends (folk & country blues), The Mellow D's (Singer songwriters & classic rock acoustic) and Sudbury & Ramos (Flamenco, jazz & folk). Magic Castle magician Steve Silverman will also be there to delight you with his sleight of hand. A silent auction will again be offering lovely artwork, services, tickets to special events, restaurant vouchers, and many other tempting items. In addition to the auction, there will be an opportunity to win a weekend wine tasting in Paso Robles, a prize valued at $1,000. Opportunity ticket holders need not be present to win. Tickets to the Wine Tasting Event are $60 and Opportunity Tickets are $5 each. Both can be purchased at the Sierra Madre Library, 440 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, 626- 355-718 and at the following Sierra Madre merchants: Arnold's Frontier Hardware, The Bottle Shop and Savor The Flavor. Or visit their website at sierramadrelibraryfriends. org. All proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre Library.

Though not a costume ball, many choose to dress the part at the premier Sierra Madre event which will be held Sunday afternoon. The soiree benefits the Sierra Madre Library with funds raised from ticket sales and silent auction. -Photos by Terry Miller

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‘Luck’ to Hold Open Casting Call Feb. 12, Season Two at Santa Anita Set to Begin Production

Nick Nolte was photographed between shoots for the HBO series LUCK as he watched the Kentuck Derby along with Carolyn Conley from HRTV. -Photo by Terry Miller

HBO’s LUCK, which was recently picked up for a second season by the cable network, is seeking all types of every day race track characters and employees and is encouraging them to participate in an open casting call at Santa Anita on Sunday, Feb. 12. LUCK, which is written and produced by David Milch and is directed by Michael Mann, stars Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz and many others and is currently airing on HBO on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. Casting for racetrack employees will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Top ’O the Stretch adjacent

to Clockers’ Corner and open casting will take place in Santa Anita’s paddock area, just north of the Seabiscuit Walking Ring from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. All participants are asked to bring a picture of themselves and to meet casting directors from Christopher Gray Casting. “This is a good opportunity for many of our employees and fans to be a part of a major league television production and to pick up some extra income,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita’s Director of Special Projects. “We had approximately 500 extras involved with Season One, and I would expect there would be a similar op-

portunity with Season Two. “Having a series of this magnitude in production here at Santa Anita is a winwin for us and the community. Anyone who has seen the first two episodes knows how beautiful Santa Anita looks and when you factor in all the economic plusses, from the actors, technicians, grips, catering, etc, this show is generating a lot of jobs and a lot of revenue for the community, across the board.” Santa Anita’s current winter/spring meeting runs through April 22. For more information regarding LUCK, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanitalive. com, or www.hbo.com.

PUSD Districting Taskforce Slated for Feb. 13 On Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Sierra Madre Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre,, there will be a redistricting taskforce The Pasadena Unified School District Districting Taskforce encourages you and your community group or organization to participate in an important process that affects your representa-

tion on the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) School Board of Education. A taskforce was selected and charged with the task of amending the Charter language and drawing new subregional districts with the purpose of electing future School Board Members. The taskforce invites residents to take part in this process by attending the following series of meet-

ings and giving them your comments, concerns, and considerations on draft map illustrations that they have developed to receive community input. Please see draft maps and dates for upcoming meetings at: http:// districting-task-force.pasadenausd.org/. For more information, email us at pusdtaskforce@ gmail.com or call us at 323349-0661, ext. 18.

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ROP Funding and Considerable Philosophical Difference with Administrators Continued from page 1 Contribute to Segal's Decision the attendance is never at the same level as say a “Sweeney Todd”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, or “Grease”. Segal went on to say “Most of the ROP funding has been cut or swept into the general fund, so there is no money for compensation. (My extracurricular pay was cut 75-80%.) I have two children who just finished college and another starting in the fall and may need to find part time work elsewhere outside of my regular English assignment.” Segal added that he felt he was “ getting a little old to run this whole thing myself. I’m not a young man anymore and the job requires a lot of time.” “I get the distinct feeling that the district agrees with my decision and wants me to step down. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe because of the controversy, but I just don’t know.” Segal said. In closing the popular drama teacher said “I hate leaving my students and I hope they hire the young man I’ve been training for the past few years. It would make the transition much

smoother since the drama program needs to continue at MHS.” Segal and his students caused the administration to step in when “Rent” was not allowed to be performed by district officials. The administration in Monrovia wanted a kinder, gentler approach to drama and ultimately it may have backfired. With some in the community calling it censorship, MUSD denied permission for Segal’s revised version of “Rent” to be performed. The story is about a group of young poor artists, some of them gay and lesbian, struggling in the shadow of HIV/ AIDS. Students have defended Segal for trying to protect their artistic integrity and lambasted the district for being overly cautious. Students weren’t the only people to pipe in on the controversy last year: Arcadia Drama teacher Steven Volpe was amazed by the district’s decision: Arcadia High School Drama Teacher, Steven Volpe, said the decision by Monrovia’s Superintendent of

education Linda Wagner to prohibit production of RENT was “ Ridiculous”! Monrovia High school principal issued the following statement after the initial decision was made. “As Principal of Monrovia High School, and in response to the controversy that has arisen over the production of the play “Rent”, drama teacher Marc Segal and I have agreed to release this joint statement with regard to the future of plays and musicals that will be produced at our school – Monrovia High School We plan to develop a strategy to assist us in making decisions based on a common philosophy for high school drama productions that fosters student interest in the arts commencing in the middle school years and continuing into high school. In the coming days, we will be crafting an agreed upon process that focuses on familyfriendly content that would enhance learning and stimulate the intellectual growth of our students. The Monrovia Unified School District and Monrovia High School strive

to provide an environment in which all students thrive, and to that end we will collaboratively work together to ensure we achieve our goals. The Board, District, community and administration have supported the arts at Monrovia High School for many years. Most recently, the auditorium has received over one million dollars in renovations. These renovations were in an effort to allow for phenomenal plays and musicals for years to come. Marc Segal is a passionate, talented director and our students are fine actors. The combination of these factors will allow students to grow in their acting abilities.” Darvin Jackson, Principal Steven Volpe says the school district’s decision to ban the play was “ absolutely and utterly ridiculous”. The play is about “understanding each other and how we can live with one another with our differences.” “Rent is a wonderful play. Yes, it has some ‘dark scenes’ but so do Shakespeare and countless other plays.” Volpe added that he truly believes that homopho-

bia is playing a significant role in the executive decision to ban RENT. Steven Volpe, Arcadia High School’s Advanced Drama teacher said ” Theatre is Life”. He went on to say that the rock opera (RENT) is a complex play modeled on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” which depicts the lives of struggling artists – some of the characters are gay and lesbian – in lower-east-side Manhattan at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s. Steven Volpe belives that he would have put the play on at Arcadia High School without the surrounding controversy and prohibitions. “I took my students to a production last year in Fullerton : The play was RENT! It was incredible and the students learned a great deal of the human emotion inv olved in this difficult and complex issue Volpe asserted. “Do they ( Monrovia Schools ) want their High School drama students to produce only things like Peter Pan?” “Family Friendly is not serving the kids or the com-

munity…” he added. In place of “Rent,” Segal ended up directing, albeit reluctanly, a musical called “Once Upon a Mattress” based on “The Princess and the Pea.” Attendance for the production was extremely low. It is interesting to point out that Arcadia’s productions often sell out long before the production even finishes rehearsals. The Spring Musical at Monrovia High School is entitled “The Robber Bridegroom” which will be Segal’s Swan Song. It opens May 2 and plays through May 5. Segal says “ It should be a great show and our closing performance will be filled with alumni, parents and supporters coming to say, “So long.” Marc Segal will continue to teach English at MHS next year. Linda Wagner, Superintendent Monrovia Unified School District was asked by Beacon Media for a statement on Segal’s resignation as Drama teacher for MUSD. The superintendent said “We appreciate Mr. Segal’s many years of service to Monrovia students.”

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Century 21 Village Honors Top Producers for 2011 Andy Bencosme, managing broker at CENTURY 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre recently presented the annual sales production awards to the office’s top sales producers and also the “rookie of the year” award. The annual awards breakfast was held at The Only Place in Town Restaurant in Sierra Madre. Bencosme thanked all of the agents present for their hard work, professionalism and complete dedication to their clients. Bencosme had been notified by Rick Davidson, President & CEO of CENTURY 21 Real Estate that his office combined with the Ludecke office in Arcadia finished the year 14th in the region which includes the greater southern California area. He was told that the two offices (owned by Mike Ludecke) were ranked Number One in the San Gabriel Valley. Nazee Rix was honored once again as the office’s Top Sales Producer

Continued from page 1 Court will reign over the 2012 Camellia Festival, February 24 through 26 and will ride in the parade on February 25 along Las Tunas Drive on a special float build just for them. The Banner Carriers will carry their Majesties Royal Banner in the parade. Members of the Royal Court, Princess Carter Grimaldi, Prince Tyler Williams, Princess Madison Gillilan, Prince Noah Shifter, Queen Layla Cattani, King Lorenzo Blanco, Banner Carriers, Madison Kidd, Aidan Chirivella, Emi Sakamoto, Maxson Sexton The Banner Carriers helped Giordano Camera

for the year. Rix, a Bradbury resident and mother of two has been a consistent top sales producer for the Sierra Madre office. Emily Duggan, the Office’s 2nd Top Producer for 2011, is a long time resident of Sierra Madre celebrates her 22nd year as an agent at CENTURY 21 Village, Emily offers her clients the talents of a smart and savvy realtor who knows the foothill areas thoroughly. While industry awards are always appreciated, Bencosme has often noted that it’s the extra effort and personal attention that Emily gives her clients that makes her among the most sought after agents in the area. The 3rd Top Producer for 2011 is Jackie Adaimy. Jackie is a native of Lebanon and an Arcadia resident. She not only speaks fluent English but is also fluent in Arabic and French. This year, Mechelle Valenzuela won the coveted “Rookie of the Year” award

for the Sierra Madre office. Raised in Pasadena, Valenzuela studied Business at Pasadena City College. Valenzuela now lives in Monrovia and is a wife and proud mother of 2 little girls. The Top Producing Sales Team for 2011 was the team dubbed “The Village People.” It is comprised of former manager of Village, Mike Lepore, who has over 30 years of experience, daughter Kris Mathison and his grandson, Brian Franklin. They finished 2011 as the #1 Ranked Sales Team in the San Gabriel Valley for CENTURY 21 and 2nd overall in the Region, which includes much of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Nazee Rix, Emily Duggan, Jackie Adaimy, Mechelle Valenzuela, The Village People and all of the friendly CENTURY 21 Village agents can be contacted at 38 W. Sierra Madre Blvd in Sierra Madre or by telephone 626.355.1451 or on the internet at www.c21village.com

Camellia Festival this year's theme winner and a first grader at La Rosa Elementary School announce the theme for this year’s event “Let the Good Time Roll”. Passing on their crowns and capes at the Coronation Ceremony were last year’s Camellia Festival King Hector Gomez Jr. and Queen Abigail Alfonso. Trish O’Brien, General Chairperson announced the Honorary Grand Marshal, Deputy Rick Adams a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Grand Marshal Jimmy Conrad professional soccer player and Temple City graduate for the

68th Annual Camellia Festival Parade. Kristi Ferntheil coordinated the entertainment for the evening with the Brighter Side Singers and the Temple City High School Jr. Varsity Cheerleaders. Guests for the evening included parents, family and friends of the Royal Court and Banner Carriers. Past royalty members, city, school and chamber of commerce officials, community leaders and Camellia Festival committee members. For more information please contact the Camellia Festival office at 626-285-2171 ext. 2350 or nfish@templecity. us

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Preliminary PUC Findings Show Southern California Edison Violated Safety Standards By Terry Miller The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Consumer Protection and Safety Division (CPSD) has issued a Preliminary Report in its investigation into the cause of failed poles, restoration efforts, and communication with the general public and governmental agencies during a recent windstorm in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service area. CPSD preliminarily has determined that SCE and Communication Infrastructure Providers, who jointly own poles in SCE’s service territory, violated General Order (GO) 95 safety factor requirements. At least 20 poles and 17 guy wires did not meet the safety factor requirements codified in GO 95, Rule 44.1. CPSD also found that SCE violated GO 95, Rules 17 and 19, for failing to adequately investigate the outages and pole failures and for failing to preserve the evidence. CPSD found that SCE’s restoration time was not adequate. In addition, information in SCE’s emergency procedures were not updated and SCE personnel did not follow the training schedule outlined in its Local Public Affairs Plan. SCE also did not ask for mutual assistance from other utilities. Such assistance would have reduced resto-

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by the safety staff, is still preliminary. Once the report is final the CPUC will determine the next step, which typically would be a penalty consideration case where fines can be calculated up to $50,000 per day per violation. PUC President Michael R. Peevey used the word “ botched” to describe how

Bargain Book Sales at the Sierra Madre Library The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are having two Bargain Book Table Sales in February in the library during regular library hours. The first will run from Monday, February 13th, through Saturday, February 18th, and will feature books on gardening and travel, Sue Grafton mysteries, fiction, and books for children and teens. The second sale will run from Monday, Febru-

ary 27th, through Saturday, March 3rd. This sale will offer cookbooks and books on sewing as well as many fiction and non-fiction books and books for children and teens. Fans of Clive Custler will find a large number of his books featured at our second sale. Books are replenished daily and are only $1 each. All proceeds from the sales benefit the resources and programs of the Sierra

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Temple City Donut Shop Robbed at Gunpoint A gunman wearing a hoodie and a ski mask robbed Rose donut shop in Temple City Wednesday. The robber entered the donut shop about 8 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt.

Edward Godfrey told the Temple City Tribune. Using a handgun, he robbed the business of un undetertermined amout of cash. Description of the suspect was given as a Latino

or white man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds wearing dark jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Temple Station at 626448-9861.

SCEdison handled the situation. Preliminary investigations by the regulatory agency PUC found that at least 20 power poles that fell as a result of the windstorm did NOT meet basic safety standards. The windstorm affected nearly 440,000 Edison customers, including about 205,000 customers in the

San Gabriel Valley. Some were without power for a week. "There is no question that this, to some degree, was a botched operation," said Peevey, a former president of Edison International and Southern California Edison, at Wednesday's commission meeting in San Francisco.

PUC investigators reported that both Edison and communications providers including telephone and internet, who jointly own the poles, violated safety standards . The report is available at www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/ enforcement in the Recent News box.

CAPAC Chair Blasts Hoekstra Campaign for Racially Charged Super Bowl Ad Following the airing of former Congressman Pete Hoekstra’s racially charged political ad during the Super Bowl last night, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement: “Thirty years ago, a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin was brutally murdered on the streets of Detroit by angry workers who blamed Japan

for the plight of the U.S. auto industry,” said Chu. “Three decades later, Pete Hoekstra is stoking the flames of these same anti-Asian sentiments as he runs for the U.S. Senate in the very same state. I am appalled at the Hoekstra campaign’s offensive and insensitive Super Bowl ad that relies heavily on negative Asian stereotypes. Politics of fear and division will never bring the American people together around the solutions they so desperately need,

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Prop 8 Overturned

Continued from page 1 of Appeals upheld former San Francisco Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who invalidated Proposition 8 in 2010 after an unprecedented trial. "Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dig-

nity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples," Judge Reinhardt wrote, joined by Judge Michael Daly Hawkins. Judge N. Randy Smith dissented, saying there

were "legitimate governmental interests" in restricting the definition of marriage to a union between a man and woman. Proposition 8 backers can now ask the 9th Circuit to rehear the case. Meanwhile Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

issued the following statement on the 2-1 decision from U.S. Court of Appeals upholding U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional. “Once again, activist judges with a political correctness agenda have

disenfranchised the people who voted overwhelmingly to oppose same-sex marriage in California -- over 4.5 million Californians in 2000, and over 7 million in 2008. This ruling needs to be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.” Judge Stephen Rein-

hardt, appointed by President Carter, and Judge Michael Hawkins, a Clinton appointee, voted in the affirmative. The dissent was submitted by Judge N.R. Smith who was appointed by President George W. Bush.

Proposition 8 opponents took to thre streets in California in 2010 in a hope to get voters to “ fight the hate” . Protests in Old Pasadena saw hundreds participate in the effort. -Photos by Terry Miller

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The Shakespeare Club celebrated the beginning of their Benefit Season with over 90 guests on Wednesday, January 11th at the Club’s Villa in Pasadena. This event was the “kick-off” for the musical production of Meredith Willson’s, The Music Man to be held at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on March 24th and 25th. The evening started off with a “meet and greet” cocktail hour, followed by dinner. Club President, Shirley Weld welcomed the members and guests and after a brief meeting turned the evening over to Benefit Chairman, Judy Norquist and Drama Chairman, Tanya Danforth. They reported on activities regarding the upcoming production and introduced the Production Staff. This year’s staff will be, Bill Shaw, Director; Rikki Luggo, Choreographer; Bob Marino, Music Director; Darrell Clark, Lighting Director; and Annette Arce, Stage Manager. The staff presented information to the group regarding auditions and rehearsals and answered questions. Auditions for the production are being held this week and next at the Shakespeare Club Villa, 171 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena and The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. This is a No Pay/ Non Equity production and auditions are open to men

From Left to right – Top row standing, Rikki Lugo, Darrell Clark, Judy Norquist, Bill Shaw, Annette Arce – Seated, Shirley Weld, Bob Marino, Tanya Danforth. -Courtesy Photo

and children only. For more information and an audition appointment please call (626) 281-1313 - daytime only. Tickets are available now for the production through their website @ www.shakespeareclub.org. As a prelude to the Production, there will also be an elegant Gala with a Live and Silent Auction to be held at the Shakespeare Club Villa on February 25th, 2012. Some of the area’s finest restaurants will be there preparing and serving their specialties to the guests. There will be entertainment to delight the guests and a few surprises too! The Shakespeare Club will be donating the net proceeds from the benefit to their Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors in the Pasadena Unified School District. The “Annual Scholarship Awards” was started in

1954 and each year a check is presented to four carefully selected graduating seniors in preparation for college. The Shakespeare League, which has now joined its parent organization the Shakespeare Club, has had a long history (over 60 years!) of presenting full scale Broadway Musicals and donating the net proceeds to many local charities. The Shakespeare Club, organized in 1888, has the honor of being the oldest Women’s Club in Southern California. They have owned and maintained a lovely Italian Villa on South Grand Avenue in Pasadena since 1972, where meetings and events take place. They are currently seeking new members year-round and would like to invite women of all ages to join them. For more information please visit their website @ www.shakespeareclub.org

Duarte Kiwanis Club Gets Update on MOOSE Program On January 17th, the Duarte Kiwanis Club heard an exciting update from David Karp on the unique MOOSE Program at Mt. Olive Alternative High School. The MOOSE (Mount Olive Outdoor Science Experience) Program provides great experiences for kids ranging from creating worm farms and worm tea to planting native foliage and managing a pond ecosystem and garden. This year the program will be partnering with the National Parks Service, and some of the participants will have the opportunity to work and learn in such wonderful locations as Yosemite. The Duarte Kiwanis Club presented Mr. Karp and Principal, Kevin Morris with a check for $1000.00 to help

Pictured below from the left – Duarte School Board Member and Kiwanis President Elect, Pam Kawasaki, MOOOSE Program Director, David Karp, Kiwanis President, Tina Carey, Mt. Olive Principal, Kevin Morris, Duarte School Board President and Kiwanis Board Member, Reyna Diaz. -Courtesy Photo

support the MOOSE Program. The Club is looking forward to their own “field trip” meeting to Mt. Olive on May 29th to see the results of this latest investment. The Duarte Kiwanis Club has lunch meetings the first,

third and fifth Tuesdays of the month at Westminster Gardens. For further information on speaking or joining the club, contact Dr. Diane Hernandez at drdiane@ drhernandezoptometry.com.


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Duarte Kiwanis Club Hears from P.E.A.C.E. Former Captain, Rita Beltran-Heintz, has quite a story to tell. After serving 25 years in Law Enforcement and focusing on “boot camps” for at risk teens, she began to get requests to help with much younger kids atrisk. Her unique program (Providing Enrichment AtRisk Children Everywhere) P.E.A.C.E. recognizes that children between the ages of 8 – 13 can be involved in graffiti, gangs, drugs or alcohol, disrespectful and disruptive behavior or sex. Her program is created for both the child and a parent resulting in a changed relationship. The back-to-basics approach sets goals for better grades, respectful behavior, integrity, discipline, self esteem and healthy lifestyles. The core of

Pictured below from the left – Kiwanis President, Tina Carey, Captain Rita Beltran-Heinz, P.E.A.C.E instructor, Sgt Jennifer Dillon, Kiwanis member, Aida Torres. -Courtesy Photo

the program is an intensive, 9 week program on Saturdays. Her entire staff is all volunteer, and once the parent and child commit to the program, great strides are made. The Duarte Kiwanis Club had the pleasure of hearing Captain Beltran-Heinz speak at their January 17th meeting. The

Duarte Kiwanis Club has lunch meetings the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month at Westminster Gardens. For further information on providing a program or joining the club, contact Dr. Diane Hernandez at drdiane@drhernandezoptometry.com.

Surrounded by the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, the Altadena Town & Country Club is the ideal setting for what promises to be a memorable afternoon featuring both fine wines and fine dining. Guests will have the opportunity to taste 200 pinot noirs from 100 leading wineries in California and Oregon, including: Alma Rosa; Arcadian; Ampelos; Brewer-Clifton; Carr; Clos Pepe; D’Alfonso-Curran; Dutton-Goldfield; Flying Goat; Hitching Post; Marimar Torres; Melville; Sojourn; Stephen Ross; Vergari; Williams-Selyem; and many more. Those on hand also will be treated to exquisite cuisine from toparea restaurants such as Noir Food & Wine, AKA Bistro, Altadena Town & Country Club, Bistro 45, The Cheese Store of Pasadena, and Polka Tots Cupcakes. Tickets for the event— which runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.—can be purchased online at http://www.Pasa-

Pasadena PinotFest winemakers at the Kickoff Dinner - Gray Hartley, Hitching Post Wines; Kris Curran, D’Alfonso-Curran Winers; Jeff Mangahas, Williams Selyem; Bruno D’Alfonso, BADGE, and Wes Hagen, Clos Pepe Vineyards. Photo Credit: Jaclyn Fairchild

denaPinotFest.com. Two levels of tickets are available: general admission for $89 and VIP admission for $119 (the latter comes with admittance to the event at noon as well as access to the VIP lounge and celebrity sommelier host George Skorka). For additional information call (626) 795-7199. Tickets also are available for a series of pinot noir wine tastings being held at Noir Food & Wine. The events, which all begin

at 3:30 p.m., are scheduled for Jan. 28, Feb. 4, and Feb. 10. Tickets—which are $15—can be purchased online at http://www.PasadenaPinotFest.com. A portion of the PinotFest proceeds will benefit Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services—the largest provider of children’s mental-health services in Los Angeles County www.hathawaysycamores.org.

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What is “urban sustainability?” Graduate student Julia Casillas will clarify that lofty-sounding term by taking it to a more approachable, down-to-earth level when she speaks to the Arcadia Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at its February meeting. A graduate of Arcadia High School, Casillas is now a Master’s degree candidate at Antioch University in Los Angeles and a recipient of an AAUW Educational Foundation Career Development Grant. In her presentation, Casillas will explain that urban sustainability encom-

passes both the most pressing environmental issues—global warming, air and water pollution, deforesting—and social justice issues, especially as they apply to women. She emphasizes that women as “trail-blazers” should be recognized for their role in bringing environmental justice concerns into the mainstream, such as Lois Gibbs’ taking on industrial giants in the Love Canal (New York) disaster. Casillas will also touch on the growing Food Movement in which interest in farmers’ markets, community gardens, and other grass-roots efforts are flourishing.

Casillas will present her research findings on Monday, February 13, when Arcadia AAUW meets at the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 W. Duarte Rd. (corner of Duarte Rd. and Holly Ave.), Arcadia. Socializing and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to this free program presented by a young woman whose interest and concern for the environment can inspire all of us. For more information, please call Tamara Kato at (626) 375-6756 or Patricia Dietrich at (626) 446-8437.

SPARC Presents Singer-Songwriter Gary Stockdale Performs in Free Concert at Fremont Centre Theatre On Feb. 11 As part of the South Pasadena Arts Crawl, Fremont Centre Theatre and SPARC (South Pasadena Arts Council) present a free concert by singer-songwriter Gary Stockdale. Twice nominated for the Emmy ® Award for his work with Penn and Teller on Showtime and F/X nettworks, he’s composed

and/or sung for over 30 films, on projects as varied as “The Aristocrats” and “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. He was an original member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra. In theatre, he is perhaps best known as the co-writer of “Bukowsical!,” which was a hit at venues in Los Angeles and at the

1997 New York International Fringe Festival. Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. At Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Avenue (at El Centro), South Pasadena, CA 91030. Admission Free. No reservations. www.fremontcentretheatre.com . (626) 441-5977.

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Hundreds Line Up in Arcadia for Free Frozen Yogurt By Terry Miller With a frozen yogurt shop seemingly on almost every corner next to a Starbucks, it seems only logical that there would be some serious competition…especially after a recent allegation against a high profile Korean owned Yogurt franchise, Pinkberry. Monday marked the very first National Frozen Yogurt Day. In honor of this distinction, Yogurtland -- the popular chain that lets patrons build their own creations – offered free frozen yogurt and toppings for four hours early Monday evening. If the Arcadia store was any indicatiion how succesful the promotion was…then Yogurtland has possibly corned the market so to speak. 6-year-old Ivanka Leon brought her Mom Remora and grandma Maggie along to see what all the fuss was about. Ivanka, who lives in Duarte, was waiting patiently while those in front of her created skyscraper-like mounds of the fat free stuff . I vanka was a little more conservative than most and not greedy. She just wanted to try something different. Did she have to wait long? Not really, about 20 minutes. Ivanka said her creation was “good… very goood.”

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6 Year Old Ivanka Leon brought her Mom Remora and grandma Maggie to Yogurtland for free goodies Monday evening in Arcadia. -Photos by Terry Miller

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Live Oak Library Hosting Program in Honor of Black History Month The Live Oak Library will host a program in honor of Black History Month on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 1:00 pm, featuring the awesome master percussionist, Clarence “Chazz” Ross. This is a family program and all ages are welcome. Discover the “Universal Rhythm” during a dynamic, interactive Drum-Circle quest inside a jungle, using twenty African Djembe drums. Kids can immediately create unique sounds, playing rhythms, and singing together. Afterwards, Chazz discusses the health benefits and cultural history of drumming. Join us for this

fun and extremely informative program! Mr. Ross has appeared in movies and theater using his expertise in African music & dance, Latin percussion, and martial arts. His mastery of exotic stick, hand and wind instruments includes congos, bongos, timbales, djembe, dijeridoo, kalimba, udo, whistles, flutes, singing bowls and harmonica For more information about this program please call the Live Oak Library at (626) 446-8803 or also visit the library website at www.colapublib.org. The Live Oak Library is located at 4153 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006.

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Kids Helping Kids Create Meaningful Experiences Students from differing backgrounds share mutually beneficial interactions WhenFred Abramyan and Trent Benson, seniors at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, signed up to volunteer at Five Acres school in Altadena, both students experienced a new world. Abramyan and Benson selected Five Acres as part of their 85-hour, intensive senior community service project because they wanted to work with kids. After a few days of volunteer work, Abramyan and Benson’s eyes were opened, as they discovered some of the kids were not just attending school, but living in Five Acres’ careto help them recover from painful past experiences. “I’ve heard about children who have had

challenging pasts, but I’ve never had the opportunity to connect with them on a personal level” said Abramyan, 17, of Glendale. “Despite our differing backgrounds, we were able to interact in meaningful ways.” The special partnership between Loyola High School and Five Acres dates back more than 20 years. This year, 296 seniors from Loyola High School are participating in a three-week, 85-hour community service program at a Southern California agency that services the poor or marginalized. “I liked being a source of motivation for the kids inside the classroom”

said Benson, 18, of Sierra Madre. “The kids wanted to complete their work so that they can interact with us. It’s all a part of our Jesuit philosophy at Loyola, to be men for and with others.” Grace Kane, a 3rd year teacher at Five Acres’ school teaches the assessment class where Abramyan and Benson volunteered as classroom assistants. In this class, Kane assesses the student’s ability and functioning level, which can range from the 2nd to 8th grade levels. “This experience is mutually beneficial” said Kane. “Both parties enjoy each other’s company. And to see the kids smile

– it’s great for everyone.” The work that student volunteers do provides a meaningful experience for everyone involved. As classroom assistants, Abramyan and Benson were able to interact in positive ways with children from very different backgrounds and challenging pasts. The children look up to the student volunteers as role models who could provide them with support and encouragement to complete their work. An added benefit is that the children and teens at Five Acres overcome shyness and improve their behavior. “We enjoy having new faces around for the kids” said Kane. The kids

They Could Never Have Dreamed it: A New Gym Last Saturday, Kare Youth League and Rio Hondo Preparatory School celebrated the Grand Opening of the Truman B. Stivers Center. The athletic and Classroom Complex was names in honor of Stivers, a major benefactor. He had been one of the first members of the organization when it was known as the Boy’s Christian League in 1922. Stivers had supported Kare Youth League and he supported its mission and schools because he wanted to see children enjoy the same advantages he gained as a member when he was young. At the dedication, Philip Ostergard, another of the boys who helped found the club in the 1930s and is now its president, spoke of the early days of the organization. He explained that the group which started in Pasadena and Sierra Madre met wherever they could find

space: an abandoned building, classrooms at churches, even the basement of the Sierra Madre Police Station. They had no place of their own and played in vacant lots and public parks. Ostergard said it was an organization for boys and by boys in that the boys organized the club and ran it themselves. The group focused on team sports and outdoor activities. He said that it was more in that Christian values were emphasized and the boys involved pledged themselves to those values. The League has not strayed from them. Ostergard would probably agree with Brian Mejia who, representing County Supervisor Mike Antonovich was one of the dignitaries who spoke at the opening. Mejia said the facility would “help our children become leaders and great sports.” In recalling those early days, Ostergard said they

created a list of the things they dreamed of for the club: a club room, a bus, a camp, even a school. They worked to fulfill those dreams. They started with just an old car (it was missing second gear) and they now have a small fleet of buses which can transport the members to their two schools and their own camp in the mountains. Those dreams were realized. Looking at the new facility, Ostergard said “A gym was beyond their vision.” The new facility is beyond just a gymnasium. The 22,000 sq. ft. complex includes classrooms, training rooms, a kitchen, 4 locker rooms with showers for students and a separate one for referees and officials. The energy efficient facility is equipped with state of the art media including two 80: screens and is fully heated and air conditioned. There is even an elevated open air terrace for gatherings and re-

ceptions. The main feature is, of course, the gymnasium which can be used as either a competition basketball or volleyball court. In addition, it can be reconfigured as either two basketball or three volleyball courts. Beyond that, at one end there is a performance stage complete with stage lighting. In order to accommodate the stage, the basketball backboards can be electronically raised out of the way. The side boards for cross court games can be raised or lowered in the same way to accommodate the age of the students playing as the League and its schools served children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Even if those young men in the 1930s had added a gymnasium to their list of dreams, this one would doubtless be beyond their imaginations.

Congresswoman Chu Applauds the Overturn of California’s Gay Marriage Ban On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down California’s Proposition 8 and ruled it unconstitutional. The proposition, which bans same sex marriages within the state, was enacted into law in 2008. A three-person panel ruled 2-1 to affirm the trial court’s finding that Proposition 8 violates the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

In response to the court’s holding, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) issued the following statement: “I have been a strong supporter of gay marriage rights since my entire career. I applaud the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling that California’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. This is the second court to rule against Proposition 8, and it is further

validation that under the Constitution, and as a matter of fundamental fairness, the LGBT community is due the same basic human rights heterosexuals enjoy.” “This is a tremendous victory for everyone fighting for justice and equality. And while it should be celebrated, our efforts can’t end here. The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to

hear this case, and I urge the Court to defend the rights of all Americans by reaffirming today’s ruling.” Congresswoman Chu has a long history of fighting for equal rights for the LGBT community. Her continued efforts for marriage equality earned her a 100 percent from the Human Rights Campaign in the 111th Congress.

get very involved and ask them for help because they don’t see them as a threat.” “I liked having them (students from Loyola) here because we shared similar interests, like swimming and video games”said Kevin*, 11, who attends Five Acres’ therapeutic school and lives in one of the cottages. “And I’m glad they’re going to visit again in the summer. It means a lot.” Up to 80 students K-10 with behavioral, emotional and learning challenges attend Five Acres’ therapeutic, WASC-accredited school. About half are residents living in Five Acres’ cottages.

About Five Acres: Five Acres is a child and family services agency that strengthens families and prevents child abuse through treatment and education in communitybased and residential programs. Originally established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including a residential treatment center, a non-public WASC-accredited school, mental health services, foster care, adoption services and domestic violence prevention. For more information on ways to help, contact Kristina Sarenas at ksarenas@5acres.org or (626) 798-6793 ext. 2279.

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For the period of Sunday, January 29th, through Saturday, February 4th, the Police Department responded to 903 calls for service of which 104 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, January 29: At about 12:40 a.m., an officer, working a DUI checkpoint on Santa Anita Avenue at Santa Clara Street, contacted the driver of a grey Saturn. The driver provided the officer with false identification. An investigation revealed the subject was driving under the influence of alcohol and had three outstanding warrants. The 42-year-old White male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 6:17 p.m., an officer responded to H&M at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. Two female juveniles concealed several items inside their purses and exited the store without making payment. The 13-year-old and 14-year-old Hispanic females were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Both were later released to their parental guardian. Monday, January 30: Shortly after 12:13 p.m., an officer observed a male subject standing with his bicycle in the middle of Santa Rosa Road, near Colorado Boulevard. The officer made contact with the subject who explained he skipped school to hang out with friends. The officer located marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside his backpack. The 17-year-old White male was cited for the listed charges and released to his father. Around 9:12 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a female adult in custody for theft. The suspect concealed a perfume inside her purse, and another perfume inside her bra. A search of her purse revealed two inactivated credit cards issued to different names. The officer searched her vehicle and discovered additional inactivated credit cards still glued to their approval letters, two possible stolen laptops, and mail containing the personal identifying information of other people. The 23-year-old Black female was arrested and transported

to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Tuesday, January 31: At approximately 9:33 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to an identity theft report. The victim received a Target credit card statement in the mail for an account he did not open. The victim has no idea how his personal information was compromised and is desirous of prosecution. At about 2:25 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the intersection of Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue regarding a two-party traffic collision. Party-two was driving on northbound Baldwin Avenue when he was struck by Party-one, traveling westbound on Huntington Drive. An investigation revealed Party-one failed to stop for a red signal. No major injuries were reported. Wednesday, February 1: Around 1:01 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of West Leroy Avenue, in regards to a residential burglary report. The victim received a phone call from his alarm company indicating his front door alarm had activated. He returned home and discovered his front door had been forced open. He observed the door was damaged; however, no property was missing. It appeared the unknown suspect(s) became startled at the sound of the alarm and fled the scene undetected. At approximately 5:28 p.m., an officer responded to H&M at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a female adult and female juvenile detained for theft. A loss prevention officer observed the female adult select numerous items of clothing, and watched her carry the merchandise to a secluded area of the store with her 11-year-old daughter. The suspect placed the merchandise on a wall display and proceeded to walk away, after which the juvenile placed all of the merchandise in an empty Hollister shopping bag. Both suspects exited the store without making payment. An investigation revealed the suspects also stole items from Claire’s. The 32-year-old Hispanic female was arrested for Commercial Burglary and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. A report was made to the Department of Child and Family Services, and the

juvenile was later released to a parental guardian. Thursday, February 2: Shortly after 1:31 a.m., officers conducted a bicycle traffic stop on southbound Santa Anita Avenue at Le Roy Avenue for not having a safety reflector. A records check revealed the bicyclist was on parole. The officer searched his person and recovered methamphetamines inside his pants pocket. The 23-year-old Hispanic male was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Around 6:25 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of South First Avenue in regards to a structure fire. When the officer arrived, the residence was fully engulfed in flames and personnel from the Arcadia Fire Department and Monrovia Fire Department were already on scene. The fire was successfully extinguished; however, at the time of the report the cause of the fire was unknown. Friday, February 3: At approximately 9:12 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a theft report. The victim explained he received a call from a male subject who identified himself as his son. The subject requested a wire transfer via Western Union to bail himself out of jail in Panama City, Panama. The victim believed the subject and completed the wire transfer. A short time later, the victim received a phone call from her actual son who explained he was at home, and never went to Panama. The victim is desirous of prosecution for Theft by False Pretense. At about 8:00 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Oakwood Avenue and Virginia Road, in regards to an auto burglary. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) stole her Luis Vuitton purse from inside her vehicle, which also contained a large amount of cash and checks. The officer did not locate any signs of forced entry. Saturday, February 4: At roughly 11:42 a.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of East Longden Avenue regarding an attempted burglary report. The victim was looking out the window to his home and noticed the screen was missing. He then went outside and discovered pry marks on three windows and two doors. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) attempted to bur-

glarize the home and fled the area undetected. Shortly after 4:43 p.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft investigation. Unknown suspect(s) entered the store and stole 28 pairs of yoga pants from a display table. At the time of the report, no one present saw or heard anything suspicious.

Monrovia PD

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 470 service events, resulting in 106 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping. com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. Suspicious Package On January 23 at 1:41 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Chestnut regarding a suspicious letter received by a local business. A white powdery substance was contained within the letter. Monrovia Fire Department, in coordination with Los Angeles County Fire and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Hazmat Teams, responded to recover the suspicious letter. The substance was analyzed, and tested positive as a narcotic substance. The origination of the letter is under investigation, and is being handled by the Monrovia Police Department. Possession of Stolen Property - Suspect Arrested On January 24 at 11:30 a.m., an officer observed a bicyclist run a stop sign in the 900 block of Alta Vista. After stopping the subject, he received consent to search. During the search, he found the subject was in possession of several gift cards. The names on the cards matched the names of victims from thefts that occurred earlier in the week in Monrovia. The suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property, and the investigation is continuing. Trespassing - Suspect Arrested On January 24 at 9:52 p.m., officers responded to an audible alarm activation at a residence in the 200 block of North Myrtle, which is a house that is under construction. When officers arrived, it appeared as if someone had climbed through an unlocked rear window. Upon closer examination, a wallet

with identification was found inside the house. While officers were speaking with neighbors, they noticed a male subject walking nearby. His head was down as if he were looking for something he had dropped. The officers contacted him and discovered he was the owner of the wallet found in the vacant house. This individual lives in the neighborhood. He said he was looking for a place to smoke Marijuana, and he knew that the house was vacant. He climbed through an unsecured window and activated the audible alarm, which caused him to flee and drop his wallet. There was no evidence indicating the suspect entered the location to steal any property. He was arrested for trespassing. Possession of Burglary Tools - Suspect Arrested On January 25 at 4:08 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of West Olive reported hearing suspicious male voices in the alley. Officers responded and detained two subjects. One of them was arrested for possession of burglary tools. Nearby, the officers found a red and black, “Gary Fisher” brand, mountain bike that had been discarded. The bike was taken as found property, and the officers began attempting to locate its owner. Investigation continuing. Attempt Burglary On January 25 at 9:03 p.m., an attempted residential burglary was reported in the 1000 block of Orange. The incident occurred sometime between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. An unknown suspect attempted to pry open the front door of the residence. There was no loss. Investigation continuing. Residential Burglary On January 26 at 4:58 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of East Lemon called to report a burglary. An unknown suspect entered the residence sometime after the resident left for work, and ransacked the home. A video game station was stolen. Additional property was found by the victim on the front lawn. Investigation continuing. Residential Burglary On January 27 at 2:48 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of East Colorado regarding a burglary. The victim reported that she left her home for work at 10 a.m. on January 26 and returned home at 2:45 a.m. on Janu-

ary 27 to find her house ransacked. There were no signs of forced entry; however, the front door was open. Money was taken from a shoe box in the living room. Investigation continuing. Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Suspect Arrested On January 27 at 3:31 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred at Huntington and Canyon. A 12-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle as she tried to cross the street. After stopping briefly down the road, the driver drove off and did not stop to check on the child or to render any aid. The child was severely injured, and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in critical condition. Officers conducted an intense search for the suspect driver. Witness statements and evidence at the scene led officers to an address in Monrovia, where the suspects vehicle was recovered and the passenger who had been in the car during the incident was found. Through further investigation, officers eventually located the suspect at a business in Duarte. The female suspect admitted to driving the vehicle, and striking the child. She was arrested and booked for the appropriate charges. The father of the child called later and reported that the victim had been upgraded to stable condition. Vehicle Burglary On January 27 at 8:06 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that he arrived at the location at about 7 p.m., parked his vehicle in the parking area, and went into the hotel. When he returned to his vehicle at about 8:25 p.m., he found the dashboard had been removed and the navigation system was missing. Also missing was a briefcase containing personal information, and other miscellaneous paperwork. Investigation continuing. Vandalism On January 28 at 2:53 p.m., graffiti was reported at a park in the 300 block of South Myrtle. Suspects wrote on the band shell in the park in pink/red letters. Investigation continuing. Discharge of a Laser at an Aircraft On January 28 at 9:13 p.m., the Foothill Air Support helicopter reported being hit by


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POLICE BLOTTERS a green laser from the area between Diamond and El Dorado. Arcadia Police Department was also notified. Monrovia officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the source of the laser. Assault with a Deadly Weapon On January 29 at 12:30 a.m., an officer responded to a local hospital regarding a stabbing victim at their facility who reported that the incident occurred in Monrovia. The victim, a 16-year-old male, stated that he and several friends had left a friend’s house in the 100 block of East Evergreen and began walking to another friend’s house in the 800 block of East Olive. When they reached California, they were confronted by two male Hispanic subjects. The victim pushed the suspect, and the suspect stabbed him in the arm. The second suspect jumped in and hit the victim in the face.

Then they separated, and walked away in different directions. The victim was taken to a hospital by friends. Suspect number one is described as 18 to 22 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall, 140 to 160 pounds, black hair, thin moustache, wearing a light colored baseball cap, gray hooded sweatshirt and light colored shorts. Suspect number two is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 22 years old, 5 foot 7 inches tall, 140 to 160 pounds, black or brown medium length shaggy hair, wearing a black tshirt. The weapon is a pocket knife with a 4-inch stainless blade. Investigation continuing.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, January 29, to Saturday February 4, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 229 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated

information. Sunday, January 29th: 12:48 AM- Warrant/Outside/ Criminal, 3200 blk. E. Foothill Blvd.An officer stopped a 25-year old Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had $126,000 in warrants for his arrest through the Pasadena Police Department. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail. E. Foothill Blvd. 10:27 AMUse of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. Monday, January 30th: 7:02 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. 8:19 PM- Attempted Resi-

dential Burglary, 500 blk. Ramona Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) attempting to gain entry into a house by removing the window screen. No entry was made inside the house. Wednesday, January 31st: 9:20 AM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. 1:55 PM- Warrant/Outside/ Criminal, Fairview Ave and Sierra Keys Dr. This incident involves a suspicious suspect being contacted. Further investigation revealed that the subject had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The 25-year old Sierra Madre resident was transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail. 5:22 PM- Petty Theft, 300 blk. N. Sunnyside Ave. This case involves an unlocked bicycle stolen from

the residence. Thursday, February 2nd: 12:04 PM- Suspicious Circumstances, 10 blk. S. Michillinda Ave.This case involves a house that is under construction, where a window was found broken and both front and rear dead bolt doors were found open. It appeared that no entry was made into the house. 1:09 PM- Tampering/Injuring Vehicle or Contents, 400 blk. North Michillinda Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) scratching a mark on the victim’s car. 4:21 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s social security number. Friday, February 3rd: 11:49 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero

gas station. 4:25 PM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station. Saturday, February 4th: 1:51 AM- Warrant/Outside/ Traffic, 400 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer contacted a 22-year old Sierra Madre resident for noise disturbance. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had a $30,000 warrant and was transported to Arcadia Police Department. 11:41 PM- Warrant/Outside/ Traffic, 210 freeway and Rosemead Blvd. An officer stopped a 33-year old Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that both vehicle occupants had warrants. Both were residents from Pasadena, and were cited and released in the field.

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Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110095925 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. 110122220 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 TS No. 110119805 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,

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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. 110120121 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 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. 110128419 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. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No 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 TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No GM-256691-C Loan No. 586262 Insurer No 0359531799 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/06/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: TERRY TEENAN WANG AND CHI-YING WU WANG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded 06/13/2005 as Instrument No. 051374996 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 03/05/2012 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: 1128 SOUTH SIXTH AVE ARCADIA, CA 91006-0000 APN#: 5780-014-013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $1,049,946.90, 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: 02/02/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 OmarSolorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4192008 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Arcadia Weekly. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 280521574 Trustee Sale No.: 52594 Loan No.: 399015852 APN: 8515-017-160 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 07/20/2007. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 02/29/2012 at 01:00PM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/27/07 as Instrument #20071775956 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Deborah R. Harris, an unmarried woman, as Trustor Solution Fund Inc., as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building located at 395 South Thomas Street, 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, California describing the land therein: Lot 62 of Parcel Map No. 15525, as per map recorded in Book 163 Pages 11 to 14 inclusive fo maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said county.. 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: 904 South Canyon Blvd, Unit B, 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 made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $242,471.87 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a

written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 2/2/12 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-282-2424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures. com or CALL: 925-603-7342 or 877 RSVP-ADS or 877 778-7237. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 283593)(02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12) Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA10-361944-RM Order No.: 100301568-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/2/2006. 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 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): LING CHEN , A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 3/9/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0504962 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/5/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $755,010.96 The purported property address is: 9000 CALLITA STREET, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5382-011-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 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# 4193968 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Temple City NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015005110 Title Order No.: 110456478 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/13/2008. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/22/2008 as Instrument No. 20080310744 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: EVARISTO ORTIZ AND ALICIA M ORTIZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/29/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 916 S CHARLOTTE AVE, SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA 91776 APN#: 5389-001-057 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty,


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $516,167.45. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/07/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 4193388 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20110187404208 Title Order No.: 110245633 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/24/04. 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 LAW-YER. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/13/04, as Instrument No. 04 3200919 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. EXECUTED BY: WILLIAM E. ESKEW AND NORA M. ESKEW, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASH-IER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) DATE OF SALE: Febru¬ary 29, 2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, CA STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 627 PARK ROSE AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA 91016. APN# 8526 003 019 The under¬signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), 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 $321,464.88. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATION-WIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION 2 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1, EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-9390772, www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee, BY: Ric Juarez Dated: 02/02/12 NPP0196399 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110128454 Title Order No. 11-0108805 Investor/ Insurer No. 114030859 APN No. 8504-006-009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/16/2006. 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 STEVEN R. PURVES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/22/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2596758, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 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: 257 MELROSE AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation

secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $651,780.30. 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: 02/01/2012 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# 4193622 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Monrovia Weekly Notice of Public Sale Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Wednesday February 29, 2012 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: Stor America – Arcadia 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 11:50 a.m. Ruiz, Luis Ramirez Rosas, Alejandro J. Jackson, Kathryn Bockenholt, Terry L. Lam, John All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 9th, February of and 16th, of February 2012 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, Ca. 91006 (626) 303-3000 2/9, 2/16/12 CNS-2256651# ARCADIA WEEKLY

Fictitious Business Name Filings FICTITIOUS BUSIESS 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012005304 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as QT COLLECTION, 1327 S 2nd Ave , Arcadia, CA 91006. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Kieukathy Xuan Dao. 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 February 9, 2012, February 16, 2012, February 23, 2012, March 1, 2012 WI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011153903 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MIDWAY SERVICE, 405 S

Fairfax Ave. , Los Angeles, CA 90036. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Midway Locksmith Service Inc. (CA), 405 S Fairfax Ave. , Los Angeles, CA 90036; Freddy Marzouk, President. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on December 22, 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 9, 2012, January 16, 2012, January 23, 2012, January 30, 2012

Alice Wang Named Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce has named Alice Wang the 2012-2013 Citizen of the Year. She will be presented the award at Chamber directors Installation Dinner April 19. Alice has been one of the most active volunteers in the community for many years. In the past year alone she is Vice President of the Arcadia Public Library Foundation; co-chair of the Assistance League of Arcadia’s Operation School Bell; Public Relations Chair for the Tzu Chi Foundation’s MWLA; a City-appointed Commissioner for the Arcadia Historical Museum, and on the board of the Arcadia Historical Museum Foundation. She also continues to devote hours each week to theArcadia Police Department’s Volunteers in Patrol Service program and remains a very active member of the Arcadia Chinese Association, for which she was President in 2007-08.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011151785 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GOOD HANDS AUTO GLASS, 12537 Somerset St , El Monte, CA 91732. 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: Osvaldo Gasca Garcia. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on December 21, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly January 9, 2012, January 16, 2012, January 23, 2012, January 30, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012006828 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WONDR; WONDR MUSIC, 12134 Valley Spring Ln , Studio City, CA 91604. This business is conducted by a limited liability company (llc). Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Stephen Stahl Music LLC (CA), 12134 Valley Spring Ln , Studio City, CA 91604; Stephen Stahl, CEO. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 12, 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 23, 2012, January 30, 2012, February 6, 2012, February 13, 2012

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Monrovia Police Department’s Community Policing Program Recognized as Finalist for the 2012 James Q. Wilson Award The James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing is presented by the Regional Community Policing Institute - California, and sponsored by the American Military University and the Office of the Attorney General - State of California. The purpose of this award is to recognize California law enforcement agencies that have successfully institutionalized the Community Policing philosophy. One agency each year is chosen as the recipient of the award and two others receive recognition as finalists. Judging is based on the topics of problem solving, partnership with the community, partnership with public and private organizations/ agencies, institutionalization of the community policing philosophy, and results. The Monrovia Police Department is proud to have been chosen as a 2012 James Q. Wilson

Award finalist in recognition of our Community Policing Program. In 1991, the Monrovia Police Department embraced a new concept for providing police service to our community. The implementation of Community Activist Policing (CAP) became not only a strategy for providing police service, but a philosophical shift in the police department’s approach to defining service. Police officers became community “activists” to affect change and solve long-term problems, utilizing any resource available in the community. Over the past 20 years, the Monrovia Police Department has continued to improve Community Activist Policing in the community by introducing innovative programs such as Chaplains for At-Risk Youth (CARY), Monrovia Anti-Gang Intervention Committee (MAGIC), Duarte and Monrovia Anti-Gang Enforcement

(DAMAGE), and the Formative Years Program. These innovative and collaborative programs and our involvement with the Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) have been extremely effective in changing the lives of many Monrovian’s, and are a true example of the Monrovia Police Department’s dedication to Community Activist Policing. Even as staffing levels have been cut throughout the department during the current recession, the value of Community Activist Policing and the department’s commitment to the program has not changed. The men and women of the Monrovia Police Department and the Community Policing Bureau continue today to work with citizens, city staff, the school district, businesses, faith-based and non-profit organizations, as well as property owners, to maintain the high standards set nearly 20 years ago.


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Southern California Edison Hosts 10th Annual Black History Celebration by jennifer boone

SCE recently held their 10th Annual Black History event at the Energy Education Center in Irwindale. SCE celebrated Black History Month with the theme of "Celebrating Business and Community Partnerships." This was co-founded by SCE employees, Afarah Board and David Ford who had an idea nine years ago and has harvested more fruit than they imagined. It was the largest ethnic celebration hosted by SCE. SCE invited African American leaders as well as an inventor who influenced the evolution of electricity. SCE also acknowledged community and business partners who participated in Edison's energy efficiency and supplier diversity programs. Michaela Pereia and Chris Schauble, anchors from KTLA Morning News were the emcees for the event. Lawrence Smith sang The Negro National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." The keynote speaker, Blair Hamilton Taylor and Special Guest Speaker, Nelson Davis unfolded the progression of accomplishments made by leaders in the field of science, technology and inventions. Blair Hamilton also spoke on "Why we Celebrate Black History". A segment of the celebration was the recognition

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of African American leaders. The Business Energy Efficiency Participation Award which was presented to the Behavioral Health Services, Inc. The Local Government Energy Efficiency Participation Award was presented to the City of Inglewood. LeRoy Haynes Center was awarded the Community Partnership Award. The Diverse Business Enterprise Award was given to Freeman Alternative Resources, Inc. The last award was given to Vice President of SCE, Harry Hutchinson who has touched alot of peoples' lives. Harry was also honored by the March of Dime for his work with charity organizations. The celebration concluded with a soul food luncheon. Music was provided by the Southeast Symphony Association, Inc. Southern California Edison's Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ted Craver said, "Diversity is an integral part of our identity as a company. It's about empowering people and promoting the human spirit. It’s about capitalizing on the strengths of everyone around you." SCE is proud to say that their company has given 17 million to various organizations in the communities. Over one million has been given to African American community.

Continued from page 1 Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, and Council Members Tom Adams and Joe Garcia all recusing themselves, only two members were left. City Attorney Craig Steele explained that the Council could not act or vote on any matter with only two members voting. He explained that under the circumstances the council must rely on the Rule of Legally Required Participation. Under these circumstances, state law requires that one of the council members declaring a conflict be selected by lot to engage in the discussion and vote on the matter in order to create a quorum, three aye votes being required to adopt a resolution. Preparing for this contingency, prior to the meeting, Craig had cut short one coffee stirrer ( in lieu of a straw) and asked Lutz, Garcia and Adams each to pull a “straw” from his clenched fist. Garcia drew the short stirrer and hence participating in the discussion and ultimately the vote. After Lutz and Adams left the Council Chambers, Garcia, as Mayor Pro Tem presided over the agenda item in question. It was a lesson in municipal government most had not anticipated. City Staff including Community Services Director April Soash, Fire Chief Chris Donavon, Planning Division Manager Craig Jimenez and Recreation and Library Division Manager Michele Thompkins, described the history of the EIR and MMRP as well as outlining the Mission and Goals of the Wilderness Preserve. In addition they outlined the various plans for a Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Preserve. All of this information is available on line at the city’s web site: www.cityofmonrovia.org. After the staff report and a few questions from the three remaining Council Members, the floor was opened to the public for comment. And for more than four hours, the public commented. Some were opposed to any plan to open the Wilderness Preserve. Some spoke in favor of the minimalist plan which was ultimately adopted. Others spoke in favor of other plans which would give greater access to the Preserve and require the addition of parking lots, bathrooms and drinking fountains as well as adding additional trails in the area. Many of those who spoke

Monrovia Council were new to the process but others were familiar faces to those who have been following the issue for years. Cindy Gertmanian read a letter from a Traffic Engineer which challenged the findings of the engineer who prepared the portion of the EIR dealing with Traffic. This study doubled the number of daily trips to the Preserve from the original report. Even before the public input, Steele, the City Attorney, had noted that this study had been received and that the corrected numbers had been incorporated into the EIR as presented to the council. Michael Silverstein, an attorney representing some of the residents opposed to the EIR and the plan to open the Wilderness Preserve, said that the EIR should have been recirculated after the correction of traffic numbers. He also called the EIR “fatally flawed” for this and other reasons which he outlined to the council. Also speaking on Tuesday was Pam Suess, who along with her husband, Tom, had retained Silverstein to sue the city in 2009 when it adopted a plan for the Wilderness Preserve after declaring that an EIR was not required. The city rescinded its 2009 action several months after adopting it rather than face the cost of litigating the issue according to the city staff report to the council. This is what had led to the EIR and plans being acted upon on Tuesday. Suess addressed several of her new concerns regarding the plan which would open the Preserve. She said that her dog which had been attacked recently by a mountain lion was on the mend, but that she feared that in opening up the area there would be attacks on people. She also objected to what she called a violation of “civil rights” giving the public access to the area by “going across private property.” Her final point was that this area was not a park, but that south side residents were crying for a park in their area and suggested that a park there was more desirable than trying to turn the Preserve into a Park. Suess’s father, Clyde Stelling also spoke to the council addressing them from a chair provided for him. Stelling told the council that his inability to stand while addressing them was the result of being “caught” in the Curve Fire several

years ago when he was trapped by the fire near his cabin in the fire area. He explained that the injuries he sustained then resulted in his current infirmities. He told the council that fire had been caused by people lighting candles in the area. Stelling said that fires in such area are usually caused by people who were not residents and did not know the dangers present in such an area. Delores Reid, who identified herself as one of two homeowners who “own” the road by which the city plan gave access to the preserve from Cloverleaf, objected to the city’s plan. She said that she and the other homeowner had given easements to public utilities and the department but not the city. She said the plan would spoil the quality of life and lowering of property values for herself and her neighbors. Roger Northrop, who identified himself as the president of the Hidden Valley Property Owners, questioned the replacement of the consultants, LSA, which early in the process had advised the council against using Cloverleaf as an access point to the Wilderness Preserve. Northrop also expressed concern about the traffic congestion problems in the area noting the limited access to the area. He also discussed the potential of fire in the area pointing out the danger as there is a heavy fuel load in the area which has not burned in over 50 years. He was fearful of people starting a fire. “Rattlesnakes don’t cause fires. Bears don’t cause fires. Mountain Lion don’t cause fires. Lightning rarely starts fires,” he said. Others who spoke questioned the security of scouts at Camp Trask in the advent of a fire, the potential liability of the city if someone were injured in the preserve and others wondered about the potential increase of illegal activity in the area necessitating additional police action. These are only a sampling of the wide range of comments on, and objections to the project and to the EIR. There were however some who made other suggestions. Among these was Harjit Soni while opposed to the plans presented to the council, he did make an interesting and original suggestions. He proposed that shuttle buses take people from Old Town up to the

Wilderness Preserve with trained guides leading tours of the area. He pointed out that this would limit but provide more secure access, enable accountability for and of the individuals in the Preserve, and give a boost to Old Town Merchants. He noted that there was already parking in the Old Town and that parking near or in the Preserve would not be necessary. In all approximately twenty five people spoke to the issue. Originally 32 people had indicated a desire to speak, but as the meeting dragged on past midnight, several speakers apparently gave up as names of those who had filled out speaker slips were called with no response. The three remaining council members discussed the EIR and the various plans. After asking staff and the city attorney several questions, Council Member Becky Shevlin moved that the council adopt Resolution 2012-07 with additional provisions. This certified the EIR and adopted the MMRP. It also put in place the Minimalist Plan for access to and management of the Wilderness Preserve “with the additional recommendations not to open the loop of the Lower Clamshell Motorway to public access where Braunton’s milk vetch is present until further evaluation to ensure that the proper mitigation measures are implemented, and adhering to the Interpretative Goals and Objectives and Use Goals and Objective regarding education and signage to ensure all Monrovians have access to information and use of the Wilderness Preserve.” Shevlin added two other provisions, one of which required city staff to work with property owners to resolve access and easement issues, and the other required them and the city engineer to work with the residents to resolve parking and traffic issues. Her motion also included a formal review of the progress of the plan every six months. Her motion was seconded by Council Member Larry Spicer and carried unanimously, 3-0. After all this the remainder of the council rejoined their colleagues and the meeting continued adjourning in the early morning hours with more than five hours spent on this one issue.


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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, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 Century 21 ludeCke inC (www.century21earll.com)

(626) 445-0123

DRE# : 01360317

$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)

Century(www.century21earll.com) 21 village realty

CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

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

$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 21 Earll, Ltd.

(626) 301-1888

(626) 355-1451

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

www.C21village.Com SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.


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