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Thursday, MARCH 15, - MARCH 21, 2012

Community News, Arts & Opinions Since 1996

Volume XVII, No. XI

Mildred Lapson – A Lifetime of Art Reflected in New Book 3 Horses over fifty major museums Euthanized By Terry Miller and galleries across the Mildred Lapson, 89, is country, Lapson's works are a world renown artist and also included in numerous During also just happens to be living private and corporate collecright here in Monrovia with tions in the United States and Filming of her husband Herb Stevens, abroad, and are included in 90. the Permanent Collection We got to know the and Archives of the Pasade- ‘Luck’ at delightful and funny couple na Museum of History, Pasaover the past few years for dena CA; the Permanent Santa Anita different events but more

Mildred Lapson takes a look at her new ly published book with some of her life’s works. -Photo by Terry Miller

specifically to explore and appreciate the vast talents of this unique artist, Milly Lapson. Under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and Immigration, Lapson's paintings of immigration subjects toured the United States in all the Presidential Libraries and State museums for three years in celebration of the United States Centennial. On the west coast they were shown in Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; in the Museum of Natural History; and the Ronald Reagan Library. In addition to her works shown in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY; the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum, Hartford, CT; Los Angeles County Museum, CA; the Frye museum, Seattle, WA; and Plymouth Hall Museum, Plymouth, MA to name a few among

Collection and Archives of the Colchester Historical Society, Colchester, CT; the Permanent Collection and Archives of the Monrovia Historical Museum, Monrovia, CA; the Permanent Collection and Archives of California's State Theater; the Pasadena Playhouse; the Archives of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and the Permanent Collection in Perpetuity of the Ellis Island Museum, at Statue of Liberty Island, NY. A teacher of Fine Arts for the California Board of Education for over five decades, she pioneered Fine Art interest and art programs throughout Southern California. Lapson introducing extended day and adult education programs in several school districts including

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HBO Suspends Filming Pending Investigation by American Humane Association Another horse was injured and euthanized Tuesday during production of the racetrack drama “Luck,” according to the Associated Press. This is the third death in connection with the series, and HBO agreed to suspend filming with horses while the accident is investigated. A group that oversees

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Measure ‘A’ City Responds to Lawsuit St. Baldrick’s 10th Annual Event at Matt Denny’s Tonight Passes in by San Gabriel Police Arcadia Officers Association St Baldrick’s Day Measure A Semi-Official Election Returns are in according to latest figures from AUSD. A - EDUCATION PARCEL TAX - YES 6,199, 67.61 NO 2,970 32.39. Out of 28, 616 registered voters only one third botherd to vote on this measure. There are 45 precincts. The Measure needed twothirds (66.7%) Yes votes from the more than 9,000 votes cast in order to be approved. When the results came it was apparent that the measure passed barely by less than 1%.

The San Gabriel Police Officers Association filed a lawsuit against the City of San Gabriel, members of the Council and City staff, alleging that the City has misappropriated funds from the City’s retirement fund. This lawsuit comes less than 48 hours after the City declared it had reached an impasse in negotiations with three of the City’s four recognized bargaining units over the City’s request that all employees begin to make their own contributions to their pension plan. The City is deeply dis-

appointed that the Police Officers Association has used litigation as a vehicle to secure its demands, and doubly saddened that the Association would use unfounded and inflammatory claims to support them. We believe the City has acted ethically, legally, responsibly, and in the best interests of its residents and its taxpayers. We will continue to do so. The Police Officers Association has called a news conference tomorrow. We

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Matt McSweeny is pictured here last year getting his hair shaved off by the lovely Cathy Carter from Del Sol salon who was donating her time to help raise funds. -Photo by Terry Miller

Special Election Coverage Inside Starts on page 10

2012 is going to be held tonight Thursday March 15. It is Matt Denny’s 10th year shaving heads and thus far have raised well over $300,000.00 for children’s cancer research. Stop by and roor on Matt McSweeny and all the firefighters and police officers who are also participation in the bid to end childhood cancer. Matt McSweeny has hosted this remarkable event for the past decade and was founded locally with former Arcadia Lion, George Carter’s inspiration.


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Dorothy's Place

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” is a Pleasurable Two Hours

A Bit of Fun with the Irish

Film Review By Michael James Gonzalez Neither its bland title nor its seemingly colorless plot—two key components that may keep audiences away—do director Lasse Hallstrom’s charming film about two of the most endearing characters justice. Ewan McGregor plays Alfred Jones, a British fisheries expert who meets Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt), a public relations representative for a Yemen sheik (Amr Waked) who is looking to bring the sport of salmon fishing to the Yemen River by transporting salmon from the British Lakes. This may be the plot

of the film, but the story, however, is far more intricate and interesting by leaps and bounds. Based on the 2008 novel by Paul Torday, the film is at once a romantic comedy, political satire, and drama rolled into one delightful film. Although we can tell that Fred and Harriet are bound to fall for each other, Hallstrom steers clear of clichés by developing the conflicts that inevitably arise when two complicated characters—he’s married to a successful woman; she’s in a serious relationship with a special-forces soldier—begin

to fall for one another. In the backdrop of this romance are terrorists who threaten to blow up the sheik’s dream, scheming bureaucrats with a personal agenda (one of which is played brilliantly by Kristin Scott Thomas in a much-too-small role), and the war in Afghanistan. The film’s enjoyment comes from its tranquility—which the title works perfectly to suggest—smart dialogue, and moments of perhaps not hilarity, but light comedy, all of which feel as revitalizing as a brisk, sunny, afternoon walk.

Temple Station Disaster Communications Service Recognized for Emergency Preparedness Temple Station Disaster Communications Team has been honored for educating the Public in Emergency Preparedness. Members of the Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service (DCS) operating out of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Depart-

ment Temple Station were awarded a certificate in recognition of “Educating the public on the importance of getting prepared for an emergency.” The award was presented at the Rosemead Emergency Preparedness Fair, on Saturday March 3rd, 2012.

DCS is an organization that trains and prepares for disasters of any kind, and works to maintain preparedness especially in regard to communications capability. They work throughout the year to build and maintain Amateur Radio based communications.

By Dorothy Denne 'Tis said everyone is Irish on St Patrick's Day, so put on some green and let's chuckle. Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, "Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!" Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, "Never mind, I found one." ******Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and says to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?" The man said, "I do Father." The priest said, "Then stand over there against the wall." Then the priest asked the second man, "Do you want to go to heaven?" "Certainly, Father," was the man's reply. "Then stand over there against the wall," said the priest. Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and said, "Do you want to go to Heaven?" O'Toole said, "No, I don't Father." The priest said, "I don't believe this. You mean to tell me

that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "Oh, when I die, yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now." Gallagher opened the morning paper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney. "Did you see the paper?" asked Gallagher. "They say I died!" "Yes, I saw it!" replied Finney "Where are ye callin' from?" An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, "Sir, have you been drinking?" "Just water," says the priest. The trooper says, "Then why do I smell wine?" The priest looks at the bottle and says, "Good Lord! He's done it again!" Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender, "Pour me a stiff one - just had another fight with the little woman." "Oh yeah?" said Charlie, "and how did this one end?" "When it was over, " Mike replied, "she came to me on her hands and knees." "Really," said Charles, "now that's a switch! What did she say?" She said, "Come out from under the bed, you little chicken." Flynn staggered home very late after another eve-

ning with his drinking buddy, Paddy. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Mary. He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step. As he caught himself by grabbihg the banister, his body swung around and he landed heavily on his rump. A whiskey bottle in each back pocket broke and made the landing especially painful. Managing not to yell, Flynn sprung up, pulled down his pants, and looked in the hall mirror to see that his butt cheeks were cut and bleeding. He managed to quietly find a full box of Band-Aids and began putting a Band-Aid as best he could on each place he saw blood. He then hid the now almost empty Band-Aid box and shuffled and stumbled his way to bed. In the morning, Flynn woke up with searing pain in both his head and butt and Mary staring at him from across the room. She said, "You were drunk again last night weren't you?" Flynn said, "Why could you say such a mean thing?" "Well," Mary said, "it could be the open front door, it could be the broken glass at the bottom of the stairs, it could be the drops of blood trailing through the house, it could be your bloodshot eyes, but mostly.....it's all those BandAids stuck on the hall mirror."

Over 30 Purveyors of Fine Food and Drink at La Salle March 24 La Salle's Alumni Association to Host “Taste of La Salle” on Saturday, March 24 The La Salle High School Alumni Association is hosting a food and beverage tasting event on campus on Saturday, March 24th. All members of the community are invited to attend. The “Taste of La Salle” will feature over 30 food, beer, wine and tequila vendors offering a taste of their signature item including classic favorites like Philippe The Original, Porto’s Bakery & Café, The Derby, San Antonio

Winery, and Patron Tequila. Exotic foods from Chakra, Mediterranean Garden Grill and Choza Mama Peruvian Cuisine & Bakery and new establishments like London Gastropub, Sugar Fix, Beyond the Olive, and The Bruery will delight the palate, to name a few. An Opportunity Drawing will also take place with the chance to win fabulous prizes including wines and kitchen appliances plus the Grand Prize “Eat Out for

a Year” basket which features an array of gift cards totaling over $1,000 to local eateries. “Taste of La Salle” tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Proceeds from the event go to the Alumni Scholarship Fund for a graduating Senior. For reservations or more information please call La Salle High School at 626.696.4362 or go online at www.lancernetwork. com/Taste2012.


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Legislators Call on CSU to Bring Sunshine to Executive Compensation This week marks the observance of Sunshine Week and all across the country there are calls for government agencies to move toward a more transparent and accountable government. Unfortunately, that idea seems to have fallen on deaf ears at the California State University according to Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco). In a letter to CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, the legislators wrote, “For several months now, we have been asking the CSU administration to stop clouding the issue and open its books to shed light on executive compensation. Despite repeated attempts to ferret out the truth, recent news reports suggest that CSU officials continue to conceal details about excessive compensa-

tion for campus presidents – including tens of thousands of dollars in perks such as housing, car allowances, and retirement and health benefits.” According to CalWatchDog.com, the president of Cal State Los Angeles makes over $515,000 in total compensation per year; that’s about $200,000 more than what’s listed on CSU’s website. This follows debate about the excessive compensation for San Diego State’s new president who receives base pay in excess of $400,000 per year. “There is no justification for these bloated salaries and even less justification for hiding the truth from the taxpaying public,” wrote Portantino and Yee. “The need for transparency has never been greater, and thus why we call on you and your administration to use Sun-

shine Week to come clean with a complete and detailed look at just how CSU executives are paid.” “At a time when students are being forced out by rising tuition and cutbacks in classes, it is not right to be giving administrators these hefty salaries and perks,” wrote the legislators. “If there are going to be cuts, then university leaders should share in the pain.” Portantino and Yee are both authoring legislation to reign in the excessive executive compensation at CSU. Portantino’s AB 1787 would freeze compensation for public employees making over $100,000. Yee’s SB 967 would prohibit raises for top executives during bad budget years or within two years of a student fee hike.

Realtor Emily Duggan Leads a Strong February Andy Bencosme, managing broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre, congratulated Emily Duggan for her sales closing production in February. “With closings of 2 million dollars in the month, Emily helped us exceed the production goals for the month” said Bencosme. Emily was the 2nd Top Producer in the Office in 2011 and won the coveted CENTURION, Quality Service and President’s Awards from CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC. While industry awards are always appreci-

ated, 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. She personally supervises everything from a home’s preparation, staging and photography to guiding a client through inspections, loan and escrow requirements. As further proof of her success, Emily has repeatedly been voted real estate’s “Best of the Best” realtor in a local newspaper reader’s poll. A long time resident of

Sierra Madre and a real estate agent for over 20 years at C21 Village, Emily offers her clients the talents of a smart and savvy realtor who knows the foothill areas thoroughly. For both buyers and sellers, Emily also puts her experience and contacts to work. Contractors, handymen, painters, decorators and landscapers, Emily has all their names and numbers. If you are buying or selling or just want to explore the possibilities, Emily can be reached 24/7 at 626 355-7201 or 626 695-1206.

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55 Years of Successful Speaking at the Monrovia Toastmasters The 55th Anniversary of the Monrovia Westwinds Toastmaster Club #2436 is about to be celebrated. (Adults only) There will be fabulous speakers, refreshments, and a special raffle to benefit the Santa Anita Family YMCA (must be present to win). Come see why Westwinds continues to sail forward. Club 2436, Westwinds Toastmasters, was chartered on April 1, 1957. Westwinds started in Azusa., and moved around

the area as meeting locations became unavailable or unreasonably expensive. In 2006 the then “memberless” club charter got picked up by Nick Zigic while at, and with support of, Century 21 Adams and Barnes in Monrovia. Ms. Maria McHolland, DTM and Mr. Greg Van Citters, DTM, worked tirelessly to get Nick trained and get the club back on track. As membership grew, the officer slate was filled up with inspired members and leaders. In 2011 Westwinds moved to its new

location at The Santa Anita Family YMCA in Monrovia, and with strong leadership of Filippo Fanara, President, Jill Briscoe, VP Education, Connie Mustang, VP Membership and Sergeant at Arms, and Nick Zigic VP PR and Treasure, the club is on its way to reach new heights. Meeting Location: Santa Anita Family YMCA (Program Center), 501 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia(626) 359-9244 http://2436.toastmastersclubs.org Every 1st & 3rd Monday / 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

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Have Gas Prices Got You Down? Try Cycling.

It's great for your health, your heart, and your pocketbook! by harry sneider

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Lance Armstrong and Levi. -Photo by Terry Miller

As we drive through our community here in San Gabriel Valley, alarming signs at the gas station show that a gallon of gas is going past $5.00 a gallon. It may even climb to $6.00 a gallon! The politicians are all claiming that they will get those prices back to normal, maybe even $4.00 a gallon? You can save a lot of money by beginning to use a bicycle. Back in the 1900’s cycling was very popular in the United States. There were road races, six day indoor cycling championships, and bikes were seen in many communities. As we go into the ‘50’s I remember a famous doctor, his name was Paul Dudley White, M.D., who suggested after President

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Eisenhower had a heart condition that he get out of the golf cart and begin to pedal his bike. This extended Ike’s life for a number of years. As professional trainers, we recommend cycling for our clients. We mainly use stationary exercise bikes and they are very convenient along with pilates, yoga, and weight training. My brother John in Minnesota was an outstanding road racer. He was able to do 25 miles in less than an hour back in the ‘50’s. Presently Sarah, my wife, has won 8 medals in the Senior Games. She rides regularly with son Rob and has stayed in good health. My son Karl is an outstanding mountain biker and has won a number of awards.

As world class trainers, we’ve had the opportunity to train some great cyclists: Mark Gorski, Olympic gold medallist in sprint cycling, LA Olympics 1984; Dr. Jeff Spencer, 1972 Olympian in Munich, Germany; Greg Hill, world BMX champion; and Arcadia’s Bobby Duffy, junior national road medallist. Before you begin your cycling program: 1. Check with your doctor to see if you are ready to exercise. 2. Be sure you have a good bike to ride. Is it mechanically in shape? 3. Wear a helmet for safety reasons. 4. If you are riding on the roads be sure you have clothing that is visible. 5. Check the neighborhood for your ride, is it safe? 6. Ride at least 2-3 times a week up to 30-45 minutes each ride. This will maintain a certain amount of cardiovascular fitness. 7. Pray for safety and protection. We are fortunate in the San Gabriel Valley to have some excellent bike shops. Bikes can fit any budget. If you are going to be a consistent cyclist may I recommend a safe, durable bike. Before you ride it’s good to stretch your muscles, particularly the lower back, since you are going to be sitting for a while. Be sure to adjust your seat to the correct level. It’s also a wonderful thing to have a friend ride with you. We see families on bikes in our community and they seem to be enjoying their cycling adventures. Let me emphasize the importance of safety. ENJOY YOUR RIDE! Harry and Sarah Sneider can be reached at 626-3558964 or harrysneider@earthlink.net.

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Jury Backs City in El Monte Lawsuit Filed by a Former Police Officer A Los Angeles jury recently vindicated the City of El Monte and the El Monte Police Department in a civil lawsuit Wednesday brought by former police officer, Mechele Marin, who claimed the police administration retaliated against her due to her having complained of sexual harassment by a police sergeant. The lawsuit, Marin v. City of El Monte, BC423927, was heard in the Los Angeles Superior Court before Judge Luis A. Lavin. The City prevailed on a prior claim of sexual harassment that was brought by this litigant against the department where the jury found in favor of the City in February 2011. Attorney Nancy Doumanian represented the City of El Monte in both matters. In both cases, the po-

lice officer claimed she was the victim of sexual harassment and retaliation for having reported the alleged harassment. Specifically, the police officer claimed that a reprimand for accessing a confidential police data base, a Performance Improvement Plan addressing conflicts with co-workers and a reassignment to Patrol during a time of budget cuts and layoffs were examples of retaliation that she experienced after having reported sexual harassment by another police officer. During the pendency of the case, the officer filed for an industrial medical disability retirement through CALPERS and yet claimed at trial that she was precluded from returning to work by the department and not any disabling medical condition. The officer’s attor-

ney sought approximately $8 million dollars in damages from the jury. Wednesday’s jury verdict brought to a close the retaliation case, ending a two-year court battle. “I am very pleased with the jury’s decision, particularly given the fact the City has worked so hard to ensure that our police department has a reputation for respecting all members of our force, regardless of gender or race,” said Police Chief Steve Schuster. “I am very proud of the work we do at the El Monte Police Department. We hold the community’s safety in our hands, and we do so with integrity and respect. The jury has spoken and has vindicated our department in the face of these sensational allegations.”

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would like the public, the taxpayers, and the media to know that: As a city and a government, we remain committed to openness and transparency. Should the Association announce its intention to serve the Council or the Administration staff, we will gladly receive them in the City’s administrative offices. While we will be pleased to respond to the Association at the appropriate time, we believe that the taxpayers will be served best when the City takes the time to review the allegations and respond with clear and factual information. We will review each and every claim made, and will respond with full and complete information wherever possible. What Are the Issues at Stake? San Gabriel’s employees benefit from participation in CalPERS, the State’s retirement plan for state and local government employees. That retirement plan is comprised of two components: an 2 employer’s share, typically paid by the employer, and an employee’s share, typically paid by the employee. Over the past two

decades, many California cities including San Gabriel had paid both the employee and the employer share. Like many cities throughout California, the City Council has concluded that this practice is no longer sustainable, and has requested that the City’s employee groups pay their fair share of the employee retirement contribution, for a plan that continues to provide a level of benefits that exceeds most plans found in private industry. The Police Officers Association has rejected this request. Has the City Mismanaged the City’s Retirement Fund? No. The City has managed its retirement funds prudently and appropriately. We have taken pride in providing our public safety employees a superior package of benefits consistent with industry standards. We have done nothing wrong, and will provide information at the appropriate time to demonstrate that fact. Beyond that, the City will be reviewing the allegations made in the lawsuit and will respond after it has had its legal advisors review them. That process has just begun, and is expected to occur over the

next 30 days. The SGPOA contends they are among the lowest paid employees in the area. Is this true? The City surveys salaries of all employees on an annual basis, and has shared that data with the Association. At an individual median income of $97,961 annually, the average San Gabriel police officer makes over $41,000 more than the average household in our city, based on the Census’ reported household median income of $56,720 annually. These figures do not include a generous benefit and retirement package that adds substantially to their compensation. Our data shows that while police employees have slightly lower salaries than the median among survey cities, the combination of benefits and retirement place them well within the local market for total compensation. What’s Next? The City is reviewing the lawsuit, and will be preparing a formal response to the allegations made in that document. Beyond that, the City has no further comment at this time.

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Pasadena Chamber events and activities for April, 2012: Chamber Golf Tournament: Fri., April 13th at noon at Brookside. Sign up at www.pasadena-chamber.org; $150 Luncheon Alliance networking event: Wed., April 4th at 11:45 am Altadena Town & Country Club; $20 members/$25 non-members Breakfast Connection networking event: Thurs., April 12th at 7am Courtyard by Marriott ;$20/$25 Pasadena Chamber After Hours Social and Mixer: Thurs., April 19th at 5pm at Choza Mama (sponsored with Bank of America Home Loans); FREE/$10 Young Professionals of Pasadena mixer: Thurs., April 26th at 6:30pm facebook.com/pasadenayoungpro Wired Wednesday: Energize Your Business: Getting by Without an IT Guy: Wed., April 25th at 8am at Kidspace Museum. Presenter: Roxanne Pipkin Tamayo of Be Structured Technology Group; FREE

In February, the Pasadena Chamber welcomed these new members: Café Bizou, Jenny Kenyon (818) 386-9398 Care.com, Stephanie St. Martin (781) 642-5978 Computer Plus, Gary Eskandari (626) 577-7600 Dave & Buster’s, Jessica Liskey (626) 802-6115 Get Fit with Johnny Mack, Johnny Mack (323) 219-0903 High Point Marketing Inc., Robert Fukui (626) 422-6628 Identify-It, Elissa Lopez (626) 793-0300 International Career College, Inc., Uwe Gemba (626) 793-7297 Jen O’Sullivan Photography, Jen O’Sullivan (310) 890-8174 Local Marketing Boost, Tom Kitti (626) 782-5738 Mark McD design, Mark McDougal (626) 683-8520 Mirror Image Fitness, LLC, Derek Norman (626) 765-6065 Nail Lounge, Kelly Lam (626) 578-0785 POP Champagne & Dessert Bar, Yash Youssefi (626) 795-1295 Studio 33 Design, Cynthia Holmes (626) 799-0246 The Walnut Plaza LTD, Vernon E. Murray (626) 584-9914 TriCom Computers, Kay Word (323) 545-3266

Pasadena Restaurant Week: Redefine How You Dine March 25-30 Visit the Chamber website at www.pasadena-chamber.org www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com or call 626-795-3355 for info on events or members


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600 Participate in Santa Teresita’s Fourth Annual Hayden 5K and Family Festival by Ruth Longoria Kingsland

Students from Hayden Child Care Center entertain the crowd at Santa Teresita’s Family Fest after the Hayden 5K Run. -Photo by Ruth Longoria Kingsland

It wasn’t all about winning as more than 600 runners, walkers and wheelenabled participants took to the streets and walking trail in Duarte Saturday for Santa Teresita’s fourth-annual Hayden 5K and Family Festival. After sprinting, jogging, power walking, rolling or strolling, there was plenty of time for snow cones, jumping in a bouncy house, face painting, pony rides, climbing a rock wall, trying on firefighter gear, or dozens of other exciting entertainment and eating options provided after the run at the about 25 vendor booths set up in Santa Teresita’s parking lot area. “There are more people today than we’ve ever had,” said Sister Mary Patrice, event coordinator and director of Hayden Child Care Center, a division of Santa Teresita. Despite the large num-

ber of participants and spectators, there were fewer complications for commuters and Royal Oaks area residents, some who have complained in previous years of traffic problems when the city shut down Royal Oaks Drive for the annual event. “Everything ran great. There were no problems as far as logistics and traffic,” said Sheriff’s Deputy C. Moore, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office’s Duarte sub station. The event also was free of medical or other emergencies, Moore said, reiterating, “The run all went great.” In addition to the 600plus run participants, many more local and surrounding area folks showed up for the Family Festival, where dozens of vendors each provided raffle items, which allowed for thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be

won. “It’s amazing,” Sister Mary Patrice said, of community and vendor support, which help the Carmelite Sisters provide services at its Hayden Child Care Center. Saturday’s event was co-sponsored by the nonprofit Hayden Child Care Center, the city of Duarte, Baja Ranch Market, Jake’s Roadhouse, and Purchase Green. Proceeds from the event benefit Hayden Child Care Center. The center is a pre-school and kindergarten education facility that assists families and children in spiritual, social, and academic formation. Santa Teresita has been part of the Duarte/Monrovia area since 1930. It began as a series of cottages where the founding Sisters treated an influx of refugees from Mexico during a severe Tuberculosis epidemic. Through the years, the complex has grown to include a

several story professional office building, the one-story Hayden Childcare facility, chapel, two convent buildings, and most recently the beginnings of an $8.4 million restoration project to include nine assisted living cottages. The first of those cottages broke ground last fall as the Rose Gardens at Santa Teresita. Winners of Saturday’s Hayden 5K run received medals — for first, second, and third place — and children received ribbons. The event was a wonderful experience for Monrovia High School senior Jasmine Ramirez, 17, and her sister, Giselle Vargas, 4, both who finished the 5K in high spirits, ready to run off some more energy at the Family Festival. “My sister did great in the run,” Ramirez said, adding, “I made Giselle drink a lot of water, I wanted her

to be ale to finish the run, didn’t want to have to carry her.” Ramirez said several other family members also participated in the event, including her aunt, Yolanda Villasenor, and Villasenor’s boyfriend, Jon Acedo. Acedo and Villasenor, of Fullerton, both came in secondplace in the 5K run’s age 25 to 29 male and female categories. “They are very competitive, they came in within two minutes apart, and so close to first-place,” Ramirez said. Sister Imelda and Sister Rita Therese took their time completing the course, which, for them took about one-hour and five minutes. “We were just walking, enjoying the day,” Sister Imelda said. Jeannette Gonzalez and her daughter, Alyssa, 5, a former Hayden student, completed the course with a little bit of running and a lot of walking. This was their second year to complete the 5K run. “We took a short cut,” Alyssa admitted, adding

she’s already excited to participate in next year’s run. She also was excited to eat a pineapple snow cone at the Family Fair. “Yum,” she said, as she slurped the florescent yellow, icy concoction. The face painting was the highlight of Saturday’s events for Mark Young, 4, of Lakewood. Mark got a batman mask painted on his face, as his mom, Bernie Young looked on. Victoria Ramos, of Alhambra, also enjoyed watching as her sons, Nathan, 8, Julian, 9, and Ethan, 3, tried on firefighter gear with the help of local firefighters, next to a shiny red fire engine. “My sons love firefighters, so this is the best,” Ramos said. This was the first year the Ramos family has participated in the event, but they will probably come back again, Ramos said. “My brother and sisterin-law invited us, they do it every year,” she said, adding, “We all really had a lot of fun today.”

Mark Young, 4, of Lakewood, gets his face painted with a batman mask at Family Fest. Mark attended the event with his mom, Bernie Young. -Photo by Ruth Longoria Kingsland

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Sierra Madre Council Delays Decision to Cut 7.8 Staff Positions By Bill Coburn After hearing numerous impassioned pleas by City staff, including at least two that would find themselves out of work, and from resident proponents of the library and the Community Services Dept., the City Council decided to place on hold consideration of a proposed reorganization of the City Departments that would ultimately have saved about $260,000. Among many changes, the plan called for moving the Human Resources aspect of the Community and Personnel Services Dept. into the Administrative Dept., making the Community Services Dept. more of a Recreation Dept. that also oversees Transit.” The move would have eliminated the Community and Personnel Services Director and Deputy Director positions. An Assistant City Manager position would be reinstated. The equivalent of 7.8 full-time employees would be removed from staffing. Development and Planning Services would close their doors for half a day, allowing employees to work uninterrupted to keep up with their workload with fewer employees (a full time administrative aide position and some intern positions would be removed from that department). Still, there is expected to be an increase in the time applicants would have to wait for projects to be approved and building inspections to take place. In addition, it would take longer for minutes from Planning Commission and General Plan Update Steering Committee meetings to be prepared, and the idea of cutting Planning Commission and GPU meetings to once a month would be considered. The Library would eliminate a Library Tech II position (putting a 17-year employee out of work), and add a technology position. Additional staff hours would be cut at the Library, meaning library hours would be reduced

by six hours a week. In addition to the elimination of the two director positions in Community and Personnel Services, enough hours would have been eliminated in the Aquatics division of Community Services that the pool would be closed on weekends and in the evening following evening swim lessons in the summer. Family Swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Lap swim on Tuesday and Thursday evenings would also be eliminated. Despite assertions by candidates at the two City Council Candidate forums that have been held so far that Public Safety services are a top priority and will continue to be fully funded, the reorganization calls for $130,000 in cuts to the Police Department. A part time deputy position would be eliminated, meaning longer times for investigations, due to an increased case load for the single police officer assigned to detectives. There would be a reduction in part time cadet hours, with on-duty officers picking up some of the cadets’ duties. The full-time Code Enforcement officer position would be eliminated, and a part time Code Enforcement officer would replace it, with funding coming from Development Services, rather than the PD. The hours of a part-time administrative clerk would also be cut in half. All of these cuts would be being made at a time when the PD is already understaffed, since a Captain’s position and an Officer’s position were frozen at the last round of budget cuts, which resulted in a $900,000 savings City-wide, prior to approval of the 2011-2013 budget. Those two positions would remain, but in their frozen state, unfunded. While the administrative services department would actually see some increases in staffing, that would be because of the shifting of Human Resources into the depart-

ment. Administration would also see the loss of the Administrative Services Director. Several people spoke to the Council urging them to take a closer look at finding ways to increase revenue, or at least wait and see how some of the areas where things are in flux end up, before laying long time employees off. One speaker bemoaned the potential loss of a long-time library employee to create a position that would update the website and post City documents online and asked the Council to put humans ahead of technology. One staff member reminded the Council that while it was true that some full-time positions were becoming part-time positions, effectively allowing the report to imply that there will be minimal loss of employees, that full-time worker might need to look elsewhere for full-time work in order to feed a family or maintain health benefits, meaning the loss of another experienced staff member by the City. David Crochetiere, chair of the Community Services Commission spoke eloquently and with passion about the Community Services department, noting that he feels he has been handed down a trust from generations of volunteers before him on the Commission to act as a steward, and that he felt that by eliminating the director positions for the department, the City was, in effect, rendering the department voiceless in future policy decisions that would affect the department. He also referred to an earlier report presented to Council which discussed the cost of recruiting and hiring personnel, and urged council to consider that when deciding whether or not to eliminate experienced staff to bring in new, lower paid, or parttime staff to replace them. The Council decided to delay any decision on the reorganization until at least the March 27th meeting.

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structure for dynamic support, regardless of my improvisations". Although her works and subject matter range broadly, and would technically be classified as Lapson says that “Light emphasizes the forms of life, and makes me strongly aware of the dimensions of the dark. As in the facets of life, it is impossible for me to feel one without the other. Rays of light punctuate the prisms of brilliance on the jewels of life, which light my way in the creative expression of my art.” To express my aesthetic feeling of a subject, be it an old boot, the time of day or year, a ripple of water, music, a person, a mob, a breeze, a piece of satin or burlap, heat, laughter, sadness, rain, fog, or an event, ...I must feel the close touch both physically and emotionally. Every sense must be stirred. Since art in every age is a reflection of life, I feel that it is important to have a deep appreciation of its varied facets, and to be empathetic to human nature. Lapson’s work is in galleries and private collections throughout the world. To order a copy of this wonderful book, please call Milly @ 626-359-2884.

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WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS Sierra Madre Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale is being held on Friday, March 30, from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, March 31, from 10:00AM2:00PM in the library basement and on the back parking lot. Please note that this sale has been moved a week early to avoid the construction equipment that will be at the library for the Children’s Room remodel that’s starting in April. Our spring sale features bound volumes of Life Magazine (1960-1972), the Saturday Evening Post (1962-1969), and National Geographic (1963-2003). Imagine the fun you can have finding issues that were published on your birthday, your children’s birthdays, your anniversary, and other dates that are significant for you and your family. Even the advertisements are interesting to see. What a great way to start family conversations about “the good old days”.

Books that are being featured include contemporary fiction and non-fiction, many of whose titles are still included on the best-seller lists. We have Hortus Third, a giant dictionary of plants cultivated in the U.S. and Canada, as well as The American Horticultural Society’s A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Our lavish collection of coffee table books includes many on sports and baseball history, perfect for the start of baseball season. We also have many books for children and teens, with many pop-up books in excellent condition. As usual, we will have our bargain tables outside. There you will find hardback books at $1.00 each and paperbacks, 25 cents or 5/$1.00. Children's and teen books outside are only 25 cents. These sales offer high quality, slightly used books that are culled from our library shelves or donated, books that you’ll be proud to place in your own library or to give to friends and family. So come early and come

often to see what treasures you can find. Proceeds from the Best Used Book Sales will be donated to the Sierra Made Public Library to support program and equipment needs. The library is located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre and there is parking on the street and behind the library.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Arcadia Woman’s Club, March 24

One of the most exciting Fashion Shows ever hosted by the Arcadia Woman’s Club will be presented Saturday March 24th at 12:00 noon by Magnolias of Arcadia. Cynthia’s of Special Occasions is the caterer.Gail Marshall is the event Chair with many delightful surprises in store for the guests. The Queen Of Hearts Should Be There! And Alice! Models are club members and their granddaughters, so be sure to bring your

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The Arcadia Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint at multiple locations within the city on Friday, March 16th, 2012. Officers from this agency will also be conducting a DUI Patrol on Saturday March 17th. More deaths and injuries are caused by impaired drivers than any other violent crimes, including hand guns

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Pasadena Chamber Hosting Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to Cuba in October, 2012 The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in as-

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Sierra Madre Decision 2012

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The City of Sierra Madre is voting for the office of city council: 2 seats: Colin Braudrick and Chris Koeber are running for these two year terms. For the full four year terms: John Capoccia, John Harabedian, Gene Goss, Bill Tice and incumbent MaryAnn MacGillivray. City treasurer and city clerk posts are unopposed and therefore it is assumed

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scholarship from Firestone Tire Co. Moving to Long Beach in 1980 was a career decision. After working for a time in North Carolina, I was hired by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture as a Plant, Protection, and Quarantine (PPQ) Officer. PPQ is now part of the Department of Homeland Security. During my 11 year tenure I inspected trucks, ocean containers and boarded ocean vessels as well as Navy ships to enforce PPQ regulations. Raising our children in SM was the right choice! Dan and Katie participated in many youth activities, including Little League, Girls’ Softball, Interact, and the church youth group. Scouting is an important part of our family. Halcyon’s dad and I both

attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Dan was a member of Troop 4, Pasadena, and he, too, attained the rank of Eagle Scout. I was honored to be an Assistant Scoutmaster from 1998 – 2005. Our monthly hikes, campouts and backpacks reinforced my love of open spaces and our local mountains. Shortly after we moved to Sierra Madre an application was made to build a high school on the Willis Estate at 1 Carter. I became very involved with Residents to Preserve Sierra Madre (RPSM) and was one of the first donors to their cause. Our efforts were successful. In 2004 the developer made a proposal to build several single family homes at 1 Carter. I also actively participated in the EIR scoping sessions and spoke several times during the Planning Commission and City Council hearings to downsize the project and help protect our mountain view. I’ve worked with Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA), Katie’s alma mater, since 2006 as a member of the Development Committee and Flintridge Fund subcommittee. We work to encourage current and past FSHA parents to support the school and keep it financially viable. As a member of the Sierra Madre Community Foundation (SMCF) from 2004 – 2009 I chaired the grants subcommittee. I think the coolest grant that we funded was “Summer Movie Nights at the Pool”. The latest project that Halcyon and I started is the sale of used books on line for the Sierra Madre Friends of the Library. We have been able to sell several higher value books and generate additional funds for the Friends. Halcyon has also been very involved in community work. She is a past president of SM Civic Club; she has been on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Lead Docent for the Wistaria Festival vine tours, worked on the Sierra Madre Rose Float,

helped with the Friends of the Library, as well as being very active at church. My passion is to partner with the community to retain Sierra Madre’s unique culture and heritage and to leave to our children and grandchildren a city that is economically stable.

facing a fiscal crisis yet cannot afford to lose this vital service which could be the difference between life and death for you or a loved one. I will work with the Police Department to come up with strategies to keep Sierra Madre one of the safest cities in Los Angeles County. The biggest issue facing Sierra Madre over the foreseeable future is the impact the economic crisis will take on the City’s budget. I have the background, knowledge and experience to make decisions that will see us through this difficult time. I recognize that we need to make choices that not only help us in the short term, but fits with long term strategic goals. Sierra Madre has a relatively small general fund budget; therefore, it is important that each penny is spent wisely. I am committed to strong fiscal oversight and during my tenure on the General Plan Steering Committee I was one of the members always trying to drive down costs. Our committee was able to save the City tens of thousands of dollars out of our budgeted expenses through leveraging many of the city’s amazing volunteers to complete work that would otherwise have been done by a hired consultant. I would be honored to receive your vote. Learn more at www. colin4cc.com

Chris Koerber Our family, wife, Halcyon, children Dan and Katie, and I moved to Sierra Madre from Lakewood, CA in June of 1997. I graduated from Kent State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. I was able to pay for my entire schooling through my savings earned from 5 years as a newspaper carrier, summer factory work, and a partial academic

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Colin Braudrick I moved to Sierra Madre in 1996 because of its scenic beauty, small town feel, and sense of community. Since then, I have been raising my 11-year-old son here and consider myself an involved contributor to this flourishing Community. I am a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. Additionally, I sat on the Sierra Madre Little League Board of Directors, the General Plan Steering Committee, the Parks and Facilities Master Plan, and the Library Board of Trustees. These along with my vast life experiences provide me with a strong foundation for representing you as City Council Member. Most important, my diverse experiences have taught me the importance of an inclusive government that represents the entire City. As your civic leader I am committed to uniting people, rather than dividing them. As your chosen representative I will preserve our unique village ensuring it remains the Sierra Madre we all know and love. We have to protect what makes us unique including our hillsides, historic homes, downtown, canyon, openspace, and sense of community. Sierra Madre has a quaint downtown area with a variety of restaurants and boutiques. However, there is constant economic pressure on the downtown. Sierra Madre was the last city in Los Angeles County to start a paramedic program when it was launched in 2007. Currently they respond to over 800 calls per year, and save countless lives. The City is

John Capoccia Age: 57 Occupation: Retired General Manager, B.S. Engineering, PMP® I am running for City Council because Sierra Madre’s citizens want someone who: Is a proven Leader and has many years of real-world problem solving experience Will ensure that our town retains its distinctive small-town character and charm. Is willing to take a stand and tackle tough issues, and communicates plainly and

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Sierra Madre Decision 2012 Continued from page 10 truthfully to the public. My wife Marta and I moved to Sierra Madre in 1983, when we purchased our current home at 91 W. Highland. We can’t imagine living anywhere else. We’re fortunate to have reared our three children, Lauren, Joe, and Susie here. The village atmosphere of Sierra Madre played a significant role in our children’s development. I have an obligation to fight to preserve Sierra Madre’s unique charm and small-town atmosphere. I am a hard-working, can-do, self-reliant and frugal individual. I retired early at age 57 from AT&T in April, and am now in a position to serve the Citizens of Sierra Madre with dedication, enthusiasm and vigor. I am outspoken and willing to take a stand, tackle tough issues and fight for what I believe in. At AT&T, I’ve held managerial and leadership positions over my 27 year career, the last ten as a General Manager. During these years, I’ve developed collaboration, communication, leadership and analytical

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skills. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State University at LA.I’m also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). I’ve served on the Parks and Recreation Commission (now Community Services) including as chairperson. I’ve spent countless hours serving as Sierra Madre Little League as Player Agent,and Pony League President. During these years, dramatic improvements were made to the baseball programs, andto Heasley and Dapper fields. Through these community programs, I’ve seen many of our youth establish life-long friendships and grow up to be productive, respectful young citizens. I’ve also participated in the development of our Youth Master Plan and I’m currently a board member of the Sierra Madre Community Foundation. In summary, I am a long-time member of our community, and I am extremely well qualified with regard to education, experience and skills to ensure that Sierra Madre remains safe, retains its distinctive charac-

ter, provides essential city services, and does so in a financially responsible way. We have many challenges ahead of us. We need to work with the Kensington Assisted Living Facility developer to ensure that the project goes through the proper approval process, via a vote of the people. We’re facing increasing budget pressures due to the unraveling of the Community Development Agency and the windstorm damage. I promise to represent Sierra Madre’s citizens faithfully. I promise to work in a collaborative manner, discussing and debating issues purposefully and respectfully while communicating clearly in a straightforward manner. Vote for John Capoccia on April 10.

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Decision 2012 - Arcadia City Candidates Share Views General Municipal Elections are held the second Tuesday in April of every even-numbered year. Ballots were mailed on Monday, March 12 to registered voters in Arcadia for the next municipal election. Based on the overwhelming use of absentee ballots over voting at the polls recently, the Arcadia City Council decided to hold its election completely by mail. This election will include two City Council seats, one ballot measure and the position of City Clerk. However, as only Glen Glasco has filed for City Clerk. There are five candidates for the two Council seats. Of the two seats, one is an open position as Roger Chandler has been termed out. Gary Kovacic is running for re-election. Also running are Mary Dougherty, Henry Nunez, Sho Tay, and John Wuo. Wuo has served previously on the council. Both Nunez and Tay have run before. Dougherty has previously served on the local Board of Education. The voter packets include not only the sample ballot information including candidate statements, but also the actual election ballots. Do not throw out your ballot. This is the real ballot which registered voters must return in order to vote. Ballots must be received by election day, April 10. The ballots can be returned by mail or can be brought directly to the City Clerk’s office at Arcadia’s City Hall. In addition to regular business hours until the day of the election, on April 10 itself, the City Clerk’s office will be open to receive ballots until 8 p.m. Ballots mailed, but not received by April 10 will not be counted according to Deputy City Clerk, Lisa Mussenden. She suggests bringing the ballots to City Hall rather than relying on the postal service if voters wait to the last minute.. The City Clek's Office would be happy to assist any Arcadia resident with voter registration questions. Please call us at 574-5455 for information. To register to vote online, please visit the California Secretary of State's website at http://www.ss.ca.gov/ elections/votereg1.html You must file a new form each time you move or if you have never registered before. Registration must be completed at least 15 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote. Now…The Candidates Views:

Henry Nunez

John Wuo

Mary Dougherty

Gary A. Kovacic

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Henry Nunez Age: 53 Occupation: Businessman I am proud to say that I was raised in Arcadia, attended our great schools and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1976. I grew up with Arcadia’s great traditions, strong sense of community and sense of safety and security. In 1986, I began my real estate career in Arcadia and founded my firm here in 1998. My priorities are increasing sources of revenue while adhering to strict fiscal policy. Strong police and fire, public safety, education and Arcadias’ outstanding resources are our foundation. My focus is: Tradition…. Community….Revitalization Protecting and supporting our traditions will help to increase involvement and strengthen our sense of community. Revitalizing our business base and mix will provide us an opportunity to support our local businesses and spend here in town. We need to create more public spaces to gather and make our streets pleasurable to walk. My leadership in community organizations includes: 2007 President of the Arcadia Association of Realtors, 2008-09 Chairman of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, Support for the Foothill Gold Line, 1982 Bachelor of Science, Marketing Major, SW Oklahoma State University, 2001 Master in Real Estate Development, University of Southern California. John Wuo I’ve had the honor and privilege of serving our community for 8 years as a council member, twice as Mayor. I believe we have done a good job in keeping all of our core services in tact, while maintaining a balanced budget, and I want to make sure that the trend continues. What makes a candidate stand out? First, I believe that you must understand what our traditions are? What makes Arcadia so great?

I am sure that we can all come up with a long list, but I’m fairly certain that any list would include the following, and I hope you’ll all agree with me. I believe Arcadia’s traditions are rooted in: Family, Community, Education, Volunteerism, And Quality Of Life. A good council member needs to understand these values and make sure to focus on these traditions, and never waiver on them. A good council member should be a good listener. You need to hear people’s voices, their recommendations, as well as their complaints. When I make a decision, I’ve always based them on 4 principles: 1, Is it good for our city? 2. Will it benefit our residents? 3. Will it bring harmony to our community? 4. Is it cost effective? This is what I will promise you if I am elected: I promise to preserve our traditions and continue to improve them. These are our values and I will not waiver on them. And I promise I will always be a good listener, to understand problems, and try to solve them based on our values and traditions. In closing, I ask for your support and your vote to elect me to the Arcadia City Council on April 10, 2012. Thank You. Mary Dougherty Here’s why I decided to be a candidate for Arcadia City Council. I have a strong background as a participant in local government. I currently am President of the Santa Anita Oaks Homeowners Association, and co-chaired the Architectural Review Board Chairmen in the development of the recently adopted Joint Resolution covering architectural standards in the five homeowner-association areas. I served four terms (16 years) as a member of the Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education; a 10year director of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce; participated in the development of the Arcadia General Plan; and the present co-chair of the Chamber’s Government

Affairs Forum. I am resolved to preserving Arcadia’s reputation as a great place to live, work and do business. It is generally agreed that the homeowners’ associations have done a better job of overseeing housing design standards than the City. I would strive to make those standards applicable to the City as a whole, so that new homes are harmonious and compatible with their existing neighborhoods. We can’t expect homeowners to bear the full burden of the services that make Arcadia great. Small business development needs to be encouraged and unnecessary regulations and obstacles eliminated. Small businesses are the engine of the economy. We have some treasured assets in Arcadia. The Santa Anita Racetrack has a huge unused parking lot. We need to explore with the track management ideas that would contribute to the Racetrack’s and the City’s mutual benefit, and that are appropriate for maintaining the lifestyle of the residents. The Arboretum is another prized resource that might provide opportunities for expanded activities. Our schools are highly valued by the community. Continued collaboration needs to be encouraged to enhance development of our future workforce. My most important attributes are that I listen carefully and ask a lot of questions to assure that best practices are followed. I have no conflicts of interest and will participate fully in Council deliberations and decisions. I pledge to represent the best interests of our community and the City. I urge you to VOTE for me, Mary Dougherty for Arcadia City Council. Gary A. Kovacic I am a life-long resident, a Citizen of the Year, and love Arcadia. I have served 14 years on the Arcadia City Council, including four terms as Mayor. Prior to serving on the City Council, I served two terms on the Arcadia Planning

Commission and chaired the Santa Anita Village Architectural Review Board for seven years. In 2006, I chaired citizen campaign committees for Measure A (Gold Line bridge over Santa Anita Avenue) and Measure I (improve Arcadia schools). Both Arcadia measures passed with over two-thirds of the vote. When I joined the City Council in 1996, Arcadia faced substantial budget deficits. As Mayor and City Council Member, I helped change how Arcadia does business. Since then, Arcadia’s accomplishments are remarkable including: Fiscally conservative budgets and adequate reserves, Contracts with the city’s bargaining units that include real pension reform, First-class police, fire, and paramedic services, New police station, fire station headquarters, historical museum, modernized public library, Expert response and sufficient emergency reserves to handle the recent wind damage , Exceptional senior and youth facilities and programs, Compatible development, Superior water, sewers, roads, parks, landscaping, and other infrastructure, City-wide residential design review, Increased code enforcement, Enhanced city and school district cooperation, Twice named Business Week’s “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” in California Important challenges face Arcadia. Redevelopment is leaving and a new City Manager is arriving. There are many issues to confront including the budget, state mandates and takeaways, public safety, downtown development, traffic, and future unknown problems. I bring experience, leadership, and common sense to face these challenges. My vision for Arcadia includes: Safe, Beautiful Neighborhoods, Strong Police and Fire Departments, Sound Fiscal Policy, Outstanding Schools, Efficient Government, Superior Senior and Youth Programs, Sensible Development, Rigorous Code Enforcement, Volun-

teerism I will continue to be hardworking, independent, reasonable, and respectful. Thank you for your vote. Personal life: Since 1976, my “day job” has been an attorney representing property and business owners in eminent domain, land use, and zoning matters. My wife Barb helps senior citizens with daily life issues. Our daughter Kelly teaches inner-city high school students in San Diego and was the 2010 California Teacher of the Year. Our son Casey is an attorney in Portland, Oregon. Sho Tay Occupation: Retired Businessman My wife and I have lived in Arcadia for almost 30 years. We raised both of our children here and it’s where we call home. As any homeowner would strive to improve their home, I feel the same about Arcadia. I’ve served on several organizations such as the Arcadia Historical Museum Foundation, Arcadia Chinese Association President, Arcadia Masonic Lodge Master, Boy Scouts Lucky Baldwin District Chair, Chamber of Commerce Director, Arcadia Historic Society and Arboretum Director. I now wish to serve the people of Arcadia and improve our city on a larger scale. As a successful and retired entrepreneur and businessman, I carry the skills and knowledge to serve as an Arcadia City Councilman. My dedication and track record of service to Arcadia earned me the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the year award for 2011. I am committed to: Improving the quality of life for our residents. Improve transportation for our elderly and physically challenged residents. Improve traffic around schools. Advocate a balanced budget by promoting sensible growth and preserving our longstanding businesses. I pledge to be your voice and together we’ll carry Arcadia into a brighter future. You can always reach me at 626-447-2935.


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The San Gabriel Police Officers' Association announced a lawsuit has been filed against the city, accusing city officials of misusing city employee retirement funds. The POA's attorney Dieter Dammeier said the city has "misappropriated and misused" city retirement

funds since 2000 in a press conference held outside City Hall Friday morning and said that thousands of tax dollars have gone into private savings accounts of city employees. The lawsuit against the city is asking officials to return $5.7 million in allegedly misspent employee retire-

ment funds. Detectives Fabian Valdez, Martin Garcia and Dan Flores stood along side their attorney Dieter Dammeier outside San Gabriel City Hall Friuday morning with about 30 cusious residents and local media and told their side of the story. In pointing out that they

are the lowest paid police depratment dept., spokesman Valdez said he was surprised to learn that some council members get in excess of $26,000 for “essentially working two nights a month” when officers who “put their lives on the line, are paid about $84,000 for keeping the community safe 24-7.” The suit comes after the city declared impasse in labor negotiations with the POA. Negotiations began in April 2011. The POA filed an initial claim in January, which was thrown out in February. City leaders will discuss the matter during March 13 City Council meeting. Named in the suit are: City Of San Gabriel ("the City") is a duly constituted municipal corporation operating under the laws of the State of California, wholly situated in the County of Los Angeles. City Council Of The City Of San Gabriel ("City Council"), the elected governing body of Defendant City, is responsible for establishing laws and policies

in the conduct of City business. David R Gutierrez is the Mayor and a Councilperson for the City of San Gabriel. Defendant Gutierrez is named in both his official and individual capacities. Kevin B. Sawkins is the Vice-Mayor and a Councilperson for the City of San Gabriel. Defendant Sawkins is named in both his official and individual capacities. Defendant Juli Costanzo is a Councilperson for the City of San Gabriel. Defendant Costanzo is named in both her official and individual capacities. John Harrington is a Councilperson for the City of San Gabriel. Defendant Harrington is named in both his official and individual capacities. Defendant Mario De La Torre is a Councilperson for the City of San Gabriel. Defendant De La Torre is named in both his official and individual capacities. Defendant Steven A. Preston, the appointed City Manager of Defendant City, is responsible for the administration of all City departments, and serves as the City's chief ex-

ecutive to the City Council. Defendant Preston is named in both his official and individual capacities. Defendant Tom Marston is the Finance Director for the City of San Gabriel. Defendant Marston is named in both his official and individual capacities. Defendant Robert Kress is the City Attorney for the City of San Gabriel. AsCity Attorney, Kress owes a duty to residents and employees, including Plaintiff SGPOA's members, of the City of San Gabriel to ensure that the City complies with the law. Defendant Kress is named in his official and individual capacity. Defendant John Janosik, the elected City Treasurer of Defendant City, is responsible for establishing and maintaining the procedures and controls over City revenues andexpenditures. Defendant Janosik is named in both his official and individual capacities San Gabriel City Council will address the SGPOA's tort claim against the city at its meeting on Tuesday.

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Royal mayhem takes place at the American Legion Bar, 179 N. Vinedo St., Pasadena, Between Walnut and Colorado Blvd. (626) 792-9938 Sunday, April Fools Day (April 1), 2012 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Doo Dah Queen Hopefuls Check-In 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Doo Dah Queen Tryouts $5 cover to Legion’s charity; 1st 20 queen hopefuls to arrive are free! Cash only Bar. Trying out? please call us at 626-590-1134 and we will answer your questions

and give you tips. Open to everyone and we mean it! The first 20 Queen Hopefuls to arrive get in FREE (1 admission per Queen’s entourage). Each Queen Hopeful will have a few minutes to WOW the Judges. Microphone and boom box, even drumroll, provided. Be ready to show us and tell us why YOU should be Queen! Bring Loyal Followers and HUMOR! Tell them to buy the judges a beer to get a chance to vote! Hecklers encouraged!

Featuring: The Legendary, Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, Horses on Astroturf, Many former Queens, including Skittles, Mickie, Tequila, Sue the Ref, 2011 Queen Red Rosie.The townhall setting with long tables in beer-fest style, crock pot chili, and legendary Doo Dah House Band, Snotty Scotty and the Hankies on stage, set the mood for the lively caucus. Among those who have perennially tried out are, Queen Eric(a) Valentine, of Glendale was a show stopper in 2010 with his searing guitar licks. Last year, Judges selected Red Rosie, a 17-year old who transformed from school girl to Wonder Woman in seconds while singing a Kaye Star song. Other favorites have included Roobie Breastnut, former burlesque star, as Sarah Palin, Crystal Lightner, local diva of Altadena, and Jezzelynn on stilts. This is one experience you cannot afford to miss. Tell the 280 that Pasadena Independent sent you.


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This is Just the “Vegan-ing”! Real Food Daily to open third location in Pasadena this Spring Real Food Daily, Los Angeles’ much loved premier organic vegan restaurant, has acquired a prime location in the South Lake Avenue district of Pasadena. The 3,600 square foot restaurant will be Real Food Daily’s largest footprint and the perfect spot for the concept’s highly acclaimed, full service casual dining concept. Real Food Daily takes over the space formerly operated by Baja Fresh. “Pasadena is a prime trade area and perfect for kicking off the expansion of Real Food Daily“, said Ann Gentry, founder. “I witnessed the renaissance in Pasadena over the last decade, and always wanted to open here. There has always been a consistent ‘drum beat’ from my existing guests to open in

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on more locations he plans to announce later this year. Real Food Daily Pasadena is located at 899 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, and scheduled to open in early May. About Real Food Daily: Real Food Daily was founded by popular cookbook author Ann Gentry, opening the flagship Santa Monica location in 1993 and in West Hollywood in 1998. Real Food Daily is a cherished destination with a loyal following from the someday to the everyday vegan, celebrities, trendsetting young eaters with sophisticated palates to the mature diner seeking gourmet health supportive cuisine. Website: www. realfood.com

Countdown Continues for AbilityFirst’s Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Run/Walk on April 7th Event Benefits Children and Adults with Physical and Developmental Disabilities There are only 25 days left until the annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Run/ Walk supporting AbilityFirst. Last year, AbilityFirst reached its goal of raising $418,000 to support children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. This year, AbilityFirst has even higher aims. “This is so much more than just a run or walk,” said Lori E. Gangemi, AbilityFirst President and CEO.

“It’s a fun event that brings our program participants, businesses, and the community together to support a common cause.” The Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Run/Walk, presented by Comerica Bank and Platinum Equity is geared for the entire community, as they join forces to create a hope-filled and exciting atmosphere for those affected by a developmental and/ or physical disability. For the sixth consecutive year, the Forest Lawn

Foundation will offer its challenge grant, which inspires the AbilityFirst 5K Team to go above and beyond its fundraising goal. Funds raised beyond $350,000, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Forest Lawn Foundation up to a maximum grant of $75,000 To register or for more information about AbilityFirst and the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Run/Walk visit http://www.abilityfirst. org/5k

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fessor of Political Science at Long Beach City College for 21 years, has been teaching the fundamentals of good government. I have had success as a consensus-building leader on campus as President of the 350 member faculty association, as Technology Committee Chair and in my current position as Chair of the History and Political Science Department. My knowledge of government and leadership skills will make me an effective member of the City Council. The fiscal challenges we face require careful long term planning to make sure essential city services are preserved. My first goal is to find cost savings in City outlays through careful analysis of each department’s budgetand through simplification of administrative processes. Also, the City should invest in technology that can reduce overhead expenses. Our Police and Fire Departments must have the tools necessary to protect us and to maintain our life-saving Paramedic Service. The quality of our Public Works services cannot be compromised because they serve as the backbone of our community. My passion is for our Youth and Senior Programs and for our wonderful parks and Library. I will fight to maintain these programsthat help sustain our high quality of life and provide our residents, especially our children and seniors, with a crucial link to our community. Our natural resources such as our water supply, hillsides and community forest must be carefully stewarded. I will stand strong against any entity that tries to impose development that sidesteps our laws or isout of touch with our “small town” consensus. In keeping with this consensus, however, we must find a suitable project to replace the Skilled Nursing Facility. This is a matter of pride for our community. I will lead the effort to recruit more small businesses to Sierra Madre that can provide products and services and employment opportunities, increase foot traffic for our current businesses, and can provide much needed sales tax revenue. My campaign is not accepting support from any party orideological organization. Therefore I need your help. Please contact me at www.genegoss.com or at 626-434-9595 to lend a hand.

I would be honored by your Vote on April 10th. John C. Harabedian Age: 30 Marital Status: Engaged Hobbies: Cooking, exploring the outdoors, sports Family: Second generation Sierra Madreans (parents moved here 36 years ago) Education: Sierra Madre Elementary, St. Rita School, Loyola High School, Yale University (B.A.), Oxford University (M.Sc.), Stanford Law School (J.D.) Who am I? I was born and raised in Sierra Madre, and besides going away for school, have lived here my whole life. My fiancee and I have decided to continue the Harabedian tradition of living in Sierra Madre, and I could not be more excited to raise my future children in Sierra Madre. They will be close to my parents, sisters, and nieces and nephew, all of whom live here. Why am I running? Because Sierra Madre is facing serious challenges, mostly in the realm of our budget. With the elimination of our community redevelopment agency, the City has lost close to $1.2 million. In order for Sierra Madre to continue to provide the quality services that it does, while trying to renovate our infrastructure (streets, water pipes, sidewalks), we need to have a serious conversation about the fiscal health of our city and come up with innovative ways to raise revenues and provide services in the most cost-efficient manner possible. How do we do that? We need to start exploring sensible, innovative ideas. For example, many citys utilize public-private partnerships to fund important projects and fill budgetary gaps. Specifically, the vendors that the City contracts with to provide certain services should be expected to pay some of that profit back to the City to help with our infrastructure projects. If we are paying hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars to these companies to provide services in the City, then these companies should act like good corporate citizens and help us renovate our library, fix our streets and sidewalks, and retrofit our water pipes. If not, we will find companies who will. These city contracts cannot be a one-way street and we have to use our leverage to get as much from them as

we can. Another aspect the City needs to work on is getting more of our fair share from Washington D.C., Sacramento, and Los Angeles County. I would hire a fulltime grant writer that could help Sierra Madre in that regard. I would also like to see Sierra Madre become a technology corridor, where small 21st century programming and internet-based companies could set up shop. This could bring in increased sales revenue, while leaving a small footprint in downtown. What is my campaign about? Positive, energetic involvement. I want Sierra Madreans to be excited about our local city government again. This process has already been so much fun for me and my campaign committee -- I get to meet new neighbors every day along side my best childhood friends who are helping me with my campaign. My campaign managers (Dave Loera and Brett Shaw) were my football coaches at St. Rita when I was in 5th and 6th grade, and my two die-hard volunteers are Mike Hoffman and Daker Staggs, my two best friends growing up! It’s truly a family affair, and it feels good to bring the community together. How will I govern if elected? The same way I am campaigning: I will listen to all voices, learn the facts, and lead by example. I will make the tough decisions, but in doing so I will remember that we are one big community that needs to stick together and not turn on each other. Win or lose, I hope I help elevate the tone of city politics. MaryAnn MacGillivray, Incumbent We asked MaryAnn MacGillivray for her position on the issues but were sorry to report she did not respond to our request(s). MacGillivray has served on the council as Mayor in 1994 and was councilwoman from 1990-1998 and 2008-2012. She manages a chemistry lab at a local hospital. She has lived in Sierra Madre for four decades. Bill Tice Longtime Sierra Madre environmentaist known as “Eagle” Bill Tice was not available for comment at Tuesday’s Forum


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Dog Haus Biergarten Cooks Up St. Patrick’s Day Specials that Save You Green on Saturday, March 17 Dog Haus and Dog Haus Biergarten, the Los Angeles Times hailed eatery specializing in gourmet hot dogs, burgers and sausages, is adding a bit ‘o the Irish to its menu on Saturday March 17, 2012. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Pasadena hot spots are serving up some Irish Nachos, Dog Haus style (Tater Tots smothered in cheese, bacon, sour cream

and Jalapenos). “We love to mix it up at the Dog Haus,” said partner Hagop Giragossian. “St. Patrick’s Day is guaranteed to taste better than ever when customers add our delicious Irish Nachos to their order. It’s always fun for us to put our unique spin on everything we do and the customers eat it up!” Irish Nachos will be available at

both the original Dog Haus on Hill and Union as well as Dog Haus Biergarten in Old Pasadena. Thirsty? Dog Haus Biergarten is also offering $3.00 Jameson Irish Whiskey Shots, $4.00 Pickle Backs (shot of Jameson and a shot of Haus pickle juice), $4..00 cans of Guinness beer along with free koozies and $7.00 Irish Car Bombs (Pint of

Guinness with shot of Jameson). For more information about Dog Haus or Dog Haus Biergarten, visit doghausdogs.com or call 626.577.4287. Dog Haus can also be found on social networking sites including facebook (Dog Haus), Foursquare (Dog Haus) and twitter (dog_haus).

MAFA Holds Arts Celebration at Restaurant Devon By susan motander Monrovia Association for Fine Arts is holding its annual awards reception at Restaurant Devon. The event , which is being called Acknowledge the Arts, will be March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature appetizers, a silent auction and liquid libations. At the event, Donna Baker will be honored with MAFA’s Renaissance Award for her support of the Arts in Monrovia. In addition, Betsy Matz will be acknowledged with the Hearts

in the Arts Award, and Solana Feldhouse and Theresa Lipps as Student Artists of the Year. Restaurant Devon is a work of Art itself, and therefore a fitting location for the event. Devon, 109 E. Lemon, is located in one of Old Town Monrovia’s oldest buildings. The original business structure on that location was located just west of what is now Devon. It was built in 1886 and housed Barnes General Store according to Monrovia Historian Steve

L.A.'s Biggest Baby Shower for Zenyatta’s Foal Congratulations Zenyatta and all of her connections. Fans, will join hundreds Saturday, March 17 for Los Angeles’ biggest baby shower to celebrate Zenyatta’s brand new foal. Fans will take home

a poster of Zenyatta and her new colt. At 11:30 am, there will be an autograph session with some members of Team Zenyatta. In lieu of flowers, bring a small donation to benefit Canter and Old Friends Farm.

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Baker. “In 1906 or 7 a singe story structure was added along Lemon Avenue and this housed ‘Fashion Stables’ which was owned by John Baxter,” Baker added. The second story was added in 1912 and was used as a rooming house. Baker said that is was approximately 1915 that the stables were converted to retail shops. Restaurant Devon was opened in part of those retail shops in 1996 by Richard Lukasiewicz and his son Gregory. They named the

quiet, gentile restaurant after Gregory’s then eight-monthold daughter. Devon and her namesake restaurant are both sixteen. Join MAFA and celebrate the arts in this lovely old building. Tickets for the Music, Appetizers and Libations event are $35 in advance ($50 at the door) and are available on line at www.monroviafinearts.org or at Paint-N-Play Studio on Myrtle Avenue. For additional information, call (626) 256-4848.

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MonteCedro, a new planned Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Altadena, Calif., announced today that it will be the Founding Sponsor of the 20th Annual Pasadena Senior Games. As a part of its sponsorship, the seniorliving community will host the Opening Ceremony at its Presentation Gallery, scheduled for June 2, 2012. “At MonteCedro, we believe that maintaining an active lifestyle will have positive effects on a person’s health and longevity,” states Peggy Buchanan, Director of Sales and Marketing at MonteCedro. “By sponsoring the Pasadena Senior Games, we are promoting our mission of enriching the lives of seniors within the greater San Gabriel Valley.”

Established in 1992 by the Pasadena Senior Center, the Pasadena Senior Games encourages adults over age 50 to challenge themselves and reach their personal best through sports and group activities. The Pasadena Senior Games are supported by the National Senior Games Association, which is a non-profit member of the United States Olympic Committee. This year, the Pasadena Senior Games will feature twenty-seven competitive sporting events, including track and field, swimming, volleyball, golf, cycling, table tennis, and shuffleboard. The events occur within Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley and throughout the greater Los Angeles area over a three week period. The 2012 local competition will serve as a qualifying site

for pickleball and shuffleboard in the 2013 Summer National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio. “We are excited to have MonteCedro support the 2012 Pasadena Senior Games and our mission of motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle,” states Cynthia Rosedale, Director of Events and Senior Olympics at the Pasadena Senior Center. “With this being our 20th Anniversary, we look forward to having an exceptional season of competition and camaraderie amongst our participants.” For more information about participating in the Pasadena Senior Games, please contact Cynthia Rosedale with the Pasadena Senior Center at (626) 6856724 or CynthiaR@pasadenaseniorcenter.org.

Temple City Schools Foundation Hosts “School Budgets 101” Community-Wide Meeting The Temple City Schools Foundation (TCSF) is hosting a community-wide event entitled “School Budgets 101” on Wednesday, March 21 at Temple City High School’s Media Center , 9501 E. Lemon Ave., Temple City (7-9:00 pm) featuring education expert and EdSource consultant Mary Perry. “School Budgets 101” will clarify the public school funding process, including how funds are allocated, the latest news on how the State budget will impact local schools, and how the Temple City Unified School

District’s budget compares to other area school districts. This community-wide meeting endeavors to foster open communication in the community and provide more detailed information about the local and state budgeting process. Speaker Ms. Perry is widely recognized for her ability to clearly explain complex educational policy, data and research. She is an educational consultant who also served as Deputy Director of EdSource from 1993 to 2011. Ms. Perry has specific expertise in California school finance, serving as a primary

author and executive editor for EdSource’s publications on school funding and other education policy topics. She has often presented to education and community groups based on her extensive educational background and experience. TCSF is an independent, nonprofit organization providing funding, programs and community support for educational opportunities that benefit the students of TCUSD. For more information, please contact TCSF President and Chair, Kimberly Tso at (626) 548-5029 or visit www.tcsf4students.org.

San Gabriel POA Attorney Dismisses Councilman John Harrington from Lawsuit In the lawsuit amnnouced against San Gabriel City officials last week, the Police Officers’ Association Attorney, Dieter C. Dammeier, siad we was pulling Harrington’s name from the legal action. “John Harrington was elected in March of 2011.

The unlawful actions by the City started well before that time period. While there may have been some trail of the unlawful activity (interest from the Tax Fund being put into the General Fund) into 2011, the decisions to do that would have likely taken place before Harrington was

sworn into office. Harrington ran for election on a platform of cleaning up corruption at City Hall. Hopefully he is true to his campaign promise and takes on his colleagues that have unlawfully spent the taxpayers funds.” Dieter C. Dammeier, told Beacon Media on Saturday.


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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, March 4th, through Saturday, March 10th, the Police Department responded to 924 calls for service of which 124 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, March 4: Around 8:48 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim explained he was reviewing his Kohl’s credit card statement and discovered fraudulent charges. He had the credit card in possession at the time of the report and did not give anyone permission to use his account. He is desirous of prosecution. At approximately 6:18 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Hollister at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a male juvenile detained for theft. The suspect concealed a bottle of cologne inside a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. The 16-year-old Hispanic male was cited for Petty Theft and released to his parent. Monday, March 5: At about 10:10 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Foothills Middle School, 171 East Sycamore Avenue, in regards to a male student being detained for possession of marijuana and an alcoholic beverage. An investigation revealed the student concealed the items in his backpack for use after school. The 13-yearold Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Shortly after 8:40 p.m., offi-

cers responded to the Great Steak and Potato Company at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft that had just occurred. Officers located and detained the suspect in the JCPenney parking lot. An investigation revealed the suspect requested change from cashiers at different eateries and asked them to count out the money, at which time the suspect took the money from their hands and fled. The 62-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Tuesday, March 6: At about 4:08 p.m., officers responded to BJ’s, 400 East Huntington Drive, regarding an injury traffic collision into a building. An employee parked her vehicle in a space closest to the south wall of the restaurant, and leaned over to the passenger side of the vehicle without putting it in park. As the vehicle began to move forward, she attempted to place her foot on the brake but hit the gas instead, causing the vehicle to drive up the curb and into the building. When she got out of the car, she fainted and hit her face on the ground. The subject was transported to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical assistance. At approximately 4:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Greenfield Avenue in regards to a male adult suspect who had barricaded himself inside his residence with a gun after fighting with his girlfriend. Officers located the suspect in his backyard and detained him in front of the residence. An investigation revealed the

51-year-old White male hit his girlfriend in the face with a screwdriver. The victim and suspect were transported to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical treatment and after clearance, the suspect was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Wednesday, March 7: Around 2:39 p.m., an officer responded to Foothills Middle School, 171 East Sycamore Avenue, in reference to a child abuse investigation. A student reported to the school counselor that the bruise on his face was a result of his father striking him for playing computer games rather than completing his homework. After investigation, the 37-year-old Chinese male was arrested for Child Abuse and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. An emergency protective order was issued and a Department of Child and Family Services agent was assigned to the case. At approximately 9:22 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of Sharon Road regarding a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the front door, ransacked the bedrooms, and fled undetected. Wallets, checks, and jewelry were reported missing. No one saw or heard anything suspicious. Thursday, March 8: Shortly after 12:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of East Live Oak Avenue regarding an auto burglary report. The victim returned to his vehicle and discovered unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle by an unknown means and tampered with the ignition.

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broke into the laundry room and stole hundreds of dollars worth of quarters from two laundry machines. The officer determined the suspect(s) pried open the coin mechanism and fled undetected. Shortly after 5:50 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a grey Chevrolet Corvette for making an illegal lane change on Colorado Boulevard at Colorado Place. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the 49-yearold White male was driving under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

3:40 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Lima St. and Highland Ave. An officer stopped a Sierra Madre motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the 80-year old driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail for booking. Friday, March 9th: 12:19 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the cashing of a personal check, without the owner’s permission. 2:26 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit card. Saturday, March 10th: 2:59 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Sycamore Pl. and Grandview Ave. An officer stopped a 44year old Monrovia motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail for booking. 10:43 AM- Suspicious Circumstances, 500 blk. Woodland Dr. This case involves a piece of charred wood that was thrown onto the concrete porch of a residence. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction. 8:47 PM- Petty Theft, 100 blk. W, Sierra Madre Blvd. Unknown suspects entered a liquor store and stole a 750 ml bottle of Belvedere vodka and a 20 oz. bottle of Coca Cola. The store clerk gave chase, which cause one ofthe suspect to drop the bottle of vodka. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110140235 Title Order No. 11-0120669 Investor/ Insurer No. 872742697 APN No. 8520-013-010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WESLEY B FERRIS A SINGLE PERSON, dated 06/27/2007 and recorded 7/2/2007, as Instrument No. 20071577642, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/29/2012 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: 444 NORTH MYRTLE 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 $461,520.12. 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: 02/29/2012 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# 4185864 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA10-393487-TC Order No.: 100609479-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): VAN PHAN , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1957667 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/26/2012 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: $964,845.82 The purported property address is: 6131 KAUFFMAN AVE, TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5385-017006 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

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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 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 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# 4206508 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090056164 Title Order No. 09-8-172492 Investor/ Insurer No. 163841200 APN No. 8509-004-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/23/2007. 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 LAWRENCE S CUTLER, AND CINDY E CUTLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/23/2007 and recorded 3/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20070447622, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 1121 MAYFLOWER AVE, ARCADIA, CA, 910064552. 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 $799,349.90. 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: 08/07/2009 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# 4205581 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110140237 Title Order No. 11-6-270268 Investor/ Insurer No. 874997332 APN No. 5373-017021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GUS VARELAS, MARIA VARELAS, dated 07/28/2007 and recorded 8/30/2007, as Instrument No. 20072029640, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 5455 PONDOSA AVE, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 917761928. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 $307,614.90. 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: 02/23/2012 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# 4206697 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110130107 Title Order No. 10-6-592181 Investor/ Insurer No. 149279364 APN No. 5379-037017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/23/2007. 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 BYRON JIMENEZ AND ESTHER JIMENEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/23/2007 and recorded 3/5/2007, as Instrument No. 20070476014, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 1139-1141 OKOBOJI DR, ARCADIA, CA, 91007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $630,030.45. 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: 03/01/2012 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# 4203110 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100084395 Title Order No. 10-8-344506 Investor/ Insurer No. 1698033134 APN No. 5363-026016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/14/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by FREDERIC F R. BEI AND AILI CHEN, MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, dated 02/14/2005 and recorded 3/15/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0590373, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/29/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 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: 144 ARDMORE DR, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91775. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $371,612.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/28/2010 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# FNMA4204284 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110114976 Title Order No. 11-0095444 Investor/ Insurer No. 870326079 APN No. 8585-021008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BOB CHEN AND WEN LING LI, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 12/12/2007 and recorded 1/14/2008, as Instrument No. 20080071591, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 10532 OLIVE STEET, 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 $622,542.78. 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: 01/08/2012 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# 4207002 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110119418 Title Order No. 11-0099481 Investor/ Insurer No. 137469300 APN No. 8549-015-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 ROSA MARIA SALCIDO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 05/12/2006 and recorded 5/18/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1096396, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 3602 MAXSON ROAD UNIT 1, EL MONTE, CA, 917322868. 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 $381,961.64. 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: 01/21/2012 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# 4208428 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012 El Monte Examiner Trustee Sale No. : 20100033501406 Title Order No.: 100746438 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2005. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/24/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0417629 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: REUEL S. OROCIO AND ELVIRA L. OROCIO, 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: 04/2/2012 TIME OF SALE: 09:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 608 LAUREL LANE, MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 91016 APN#: 8520-007-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $445,713.79. 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: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING, INC. 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 3/5/2012 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. P928718 3/8, 3/15, 03/22/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE&’S SALE T.S. No. 1102209-US-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/01/2009.

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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), 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; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: PATRICK PRESTON AND DENISE G. PRESTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 06/22/2009 as Instrument No. 20090931675 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 03/29/2012 at 11:00 a.m. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $731,108.62 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 210 MILTON DRIVE, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775 A.P.N.: 5363-023-003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder&’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 03/08/2012 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE A-4208586 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012, 03/22/2012 Temple City Tribune Order No: 106000985 TS No: G10-01135 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN, DATED 9/1/2010, 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 Witkin & Neal, Inc., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to that certain Notice of Delinquent Assessment and Claim of Lien (hereinafter referred to as “Lien”), recorded on 9/2/2010 as instrument number 101238278 in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, and further pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded on 10/20/2010 as instrument number 10-1498994 in said county and further pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1367.1 and those certain Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions recorded on 7/22/1986 as instrument number 86-925935. WILL SELL on 3/29/2012, 09:00 AM Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA a public auction to the highest bidder for lawful money of the United States payable at the time of sale, all right, title and interest in the property situated in said county as more fully described in the above referenced Lien. The purported owner(s) of said property is (are): Gisele Ragusa, an unmarried woman. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property is purported to be: 653 Fairview Ave #5 Arcadia CA 91007, APN 5778-002-021. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 this Notice of Sale is: $7,284.49. The opening bid at the foreclosure sale may be more or less than this estimate. In addition to cash, the trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn on a state or federal credit union or a check drawn on state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or the endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale shall be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Lien, advances thereunder, with interest as provided in Declaration plus the fees, charges and expenses of the trustee. THIS PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD IN AN “AS-IS” CONDITION. Witkin & Neal, Inc. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in bankruptcy, you may have been released from personal liability for this debt in which case this notice is intended to exercise the secured party’s rights against the real property only. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the sale shall be subject to the following as provided in California Civil Code Section 1367.4(c)4: “a non judicial foreclosure sale by an association to collect upon a debt for delinquent assessments shall be subject to a right of redemption. The redemption period within which the separate interest may be redeemed from a foreclosure sale under this paragraph ends 90 days after the sale.” Dated: 3/5/2012 Witkin & Neal, Inc. as said Trustee 5805 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 670 Van Nuys, CA 91411 (818) 845-8808 By: Susan Paquette Trustee Sales Officer 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. For sales information, call 714-573-1965 or go to www.prioritypostisng.com P929033, 3/8, 3/15, 03/22/2012 Arcadia Weekly T.S. No.: 11-45715 TSG Order No.: 0211105463 A.P.N. 8519-016-023 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/1/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 4/2/2012 at 09:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 12/07/2006 as Instrument No. 20062716892 in book --, page -- And Modified by Loan Modification Agreement recorded on 08/18/09 in Instrument # 20091272598 of official records in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: CYNTHIA M. MARTINEZ, A SINGLE WOMAN as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, 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: 235 OAKS 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. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, 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: $559,821.83 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 11/22/2011 Date: 3/6/2012 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 928682913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 573-1965 Tony Delgado, Trustee Sales Officer

“We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P929361 3/8, 3/15, 03/22/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015005817 Title Order No.: 110521982 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/30/2006. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/05/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2693114 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARGARET A GRANCICH, 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: 03/28/2012 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: 508 HACIENDA DR, MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 91016 APN#: 8526-012-055 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $550,433.76. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/07/2012 A-4212336 03/08/2012, 03/15/2012, 03/22/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA11-481558-LL Order No.: 1018071 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/4/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): JAMES WANG, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 1/10/2008 as Instrument No. 20080055708 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/5/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $413,212.84 The purported property address is: 717 MONTANA ST, MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8507-010-079 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid.

The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (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. TS No.: CA-11-481558-LL IDSPub #0023749 3/15/2012 3/22/2012 3/29/2012 Monrovia Weekly APN: 8507-004-081 TS No: CA08002643-11-1 TO No: 6252408 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 312 GENOA STREET #E, MONROVIA, CA 91016 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 4/9/2012 at 09:00 AM, Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/01/2006 as Instrument No. 20062670937 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: UYLSSES NERI, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 312 GENOA STREET #E, 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, express 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $349,394.64 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: 3/13/2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA08002643-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Ernie Aguilar, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. P931294 3/15, 3/22, 03/29/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0038175 Title Order No. 10-8-148651 APN No. 5782-006-021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/03/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 MATTHEW A. POTURICH, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 05/03/2006 and recorded 5/18/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1093916, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/09/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 59 WEST LA SIERRA DRIVE, ARCADIA, CA, 91007. 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 reasona-ble estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,860,194.92. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 06/20/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.101933 3/15, 3/22, 3/29/2012 Arcadia Weekly

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SHIRLEY LEE WINSTON AKA SHIRLEY L. WINSTON AKA SHIRLEY WINSTON KERN AKA SHIRLEY WINSTON CASE NO. GP016537 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of SHIRLEY LEE WINSTON AKA SHIRLEY L. WINSTON AKA SHIRLEY WINSTON KERN AKA SHIRLEY WINSTON. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PEGGY OTTWELL in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PEGGY OTTWELL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/04/12 at 8:30AM in Dept. A located at 300 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA, CA 91101 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner STEPHEN P. BEZAIRE - SBN 100307 LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN P. BEZAIRE 2700 E FOOTHILL BLVD #306 PASADENA CA 91107 3/15, 3/19, 3/22/12 CNS-2278422# TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE

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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 Thursday March 29, 2012 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: Stor America – 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 11:55 a.m. Cummings King, Betty Warren, James W. Van, Kay F. Llizalitturri Jr., John G. Mascott, Gregory G. Thomas, Judie A. Butler , Rickey D. Zhu, li All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 15 th , March of and 22nd, of March 2012 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, Ca. 91006 (626) 303-3000 3/15, 3/22/12 CNS-2273603# ARCADIA 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 Thursday March 29, 2012 personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: StorAmerica – Duarte 2250 Central Ave Duarte CA 91010 10:00 am Kaursingh, Ruth Laurel, Beatriz Maldonado, Charles A. Mcmanus Emma G. Taylor , Devon J. Warner, Rodney J. Warner, Rodney J. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 15 th , of March and 22nd, of March 2012 by StorAmerica –Formerly known as Lockaway Self Storage, 2250 Central Ave Duarte, Ca. 91010 (626) 930-0036 3/15, 3/22/12 CNS-2273606# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 207042-AT Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names and addresses of the Seller/ Licensee are: Donato Acevedo, 1601 S. Mountain Avenue #B, Monrovia, CA 91016 The Business is known as: EL ZARAPE GRILL The names and addresses of the Buyer/ Transferee are: Rigoberto Jimenez and Alma Angelica Jimenez, 1601 S. Mountain Avenue #B, Monrovia, CA 91016 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/ Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/ Transferee are:NONE The assets to be sold are described in general as: Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, Goodwill, Leasehold Improvements, Stock in Trade and are located at: 1601 S. Mountain Avenue #B, Monrovia, CA 91016 The kind of license to be transferred is: ON SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE NO. 41-414171 now issued for the premises located at: 1601 S. Mountain Avenue #B, Monrovia, CA 91016 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is April 2, 2012 at the office of American Trust Escrow, 453 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101. The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including the estimated inventory, is the sum of $41,200.00, which consists of the following: INVENTORY OF STOCK IN TRADE-CASH APPROX, $1,200.00 CASH $5,000.00 NOTE secured by SECURITY AGREEMENT $35,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: 3-7-2012 S/ Donato Acevedo Seller/Licensee S/ Rigoberto Jimenez S/ Alma Angelica Jimenez Buyer/Transferee 3/15/12 CNS-2278609# MONROVIA WEEKLY

Fictitious Business Name Filings FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012015641 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EXCELLENCE RE HOUSE2HOME, 917 N WALNUT AVE , SAN DIMAS, CA 91773. 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: MARIO MORAN. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles

on January 27, 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 23, 2012, March 01, 2012, March 08, 2012, March 15, 2012 WI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012024280 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BREANN MATTHEW & ASSOCIATES, 1288 LINDA VISTA AVE , PASADENA, CA 91103. 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: JENEA N. SCOTT-LYNCH. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 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 March 12, 2012, March 19, 2012, March 26, 2012, April 2, 2012 WI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012026960 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DEL VALLE, 530 E. COLORADO BLVD , MONROVIA, CA 91702. This business is conducted by co-partners. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: PAULA JESSICA CARRILLO; CESAR A. DEL VALLE. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 16, 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 March 12, 2012, March 19, 2012, March 26, 2012, April 2, 2012 WI

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Zenyatta Foal Born at Lane’s End Farm

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It’s a Prince! In what might be horse racing royalty’s most anticipated baby announcement in decades, Lane’s End Farm said today that 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, known affectionately as “The Queen,” has foaled a beautiful colt. Mother and foal are healthy and doing fine. Sired by the popular stallion Bernardini, the foal was born at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., last night at 10:10 pm EST. Weighing 130 lbs, the strap-

ping dark bay colt takes after his mother with a white star on his forehead and polka dots on his left front hoof. “Zenyatta is an amazing mother,” said owners Ann and Jerry Moss who were present for the foaling. “She is so proud of her foal, and so are we. He is already showing his mother’s spirit, and the way Zenyatta encourages and nurtures her precious baby is simply beautiful.” Will Farish, owner of

Lane’s End, praised the team involved with caring for Zenyatta. “We are honored to be chosen by the Mosses as the farm to care for this great mare and are proud of our team here, which has cared for her and assisted in the foaling last night,” said Farish. “We could not be more pleased for Zenyatta’s owners and all her fans.” HRTV (R) The Network for Horse Sports, in partnership with Team Zenyatta, will provide the official video news release of Zenyatta, and her colt, at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 10. Complete download instructions for news outlets will be available at www.hrtv.com/zenyatta. The foal’s progress will be featured on Zenyatta.com, the official online source for the beloved mare where fans can find Zenyatta’s diary along with information about her amazing career and official merchandise. Fans can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

‘Grow’ a Garden Festival May 4, 5 and 6 Celebrate spring with a weekend of garden festivities-plants, art installations and family fun--at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. GROW! A Garden Festival will offer favorites of past LA Garden Shows plus much more. The garden festivities include: Sale of exotic and unique plants, Marketplace

of garden tools, accessories and gifts , Earth Dreams: Beyond the Sculptural Landscape, Garden chats and meet the experts , Debut of the newly designed Garden for All Seasons. Let’s Move! family and children’s activities , Live entertainment, Food trucks, specialty vendors and Beer for Books. Dates: Friday,

May 4, 2012, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special Fee Event, Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Place: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden 301 N. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 www. arboretum.org Admission: $8.00 to $3.00; Arboretum members free, Parking: Fee

Photojournalists’ Work on Display at Paint N’ Play St. Paddy’s Day One night only Saturday March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day at 7 p.m. a rare gathering of professional Los Angeles camera persons will display their original photography.

Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut, Disney artist Rick Kess and water colorist Vince Takas will also join this event.Camera persons from KABC TV ch 7 and KTTV ch 11 display origi-

nal photographs/art created just for this event, all works will also be available for sale. Paint and Play is located at 418 South Myrtle Avenue.

Lenten Services at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Arcadia Wed., March 21 there will be a special Lenten concert by the church chior and guest musicians under the direction of Harold

Lee. The series concludes Wednesday March 28 with a program featuring a brass quintet from Azusa Pacific. Lutheran Church of

the Cross is located at 66 W. Duarte Rd. For more information call 447-7232 or the church’s website at: www.crossarcdaia.org


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Joseph Stoddard Watercolor of Pasadena Train Station Named Museum Purchase Prize Winner at Artistic Eden: Contemporary Masters III Invitational, Juried Art Exhibition Opens at Pasadena Museum of History through July 29, 2012 A watercolor depicting Pasadena’s historic train station by the prolific local artist Joseph Stoddard was named winner of the Museum Purchase Prize at the opening reception on Saturday, March 10, for the exhibition Artistic Eden: Contemporary Masters III, now on view at Pasadena Museum of History. Stoddard’s work was selected as the entry most representative of the exhibition’s theme, and will be purchased by the Pasadena Art Gallery Association (PAGA) for Pasadena Museum of History’s collection. “We are grateful to PAGA for its generous gift of this Stoddard work to the Museum’s permanent art collection,” said PMH Executive Director Jeannette O’Malley. “Joseph Stoddard is one of the most celebrated members of this region’s vibrant artistic community; his superb interpretations of the City’s iconic landmarks are a visual chronicle of all things Pasadena.” “San Gabriel Owl,” a watercolor by emerging Monrovia artist Hiromi Gibbs, was named winner of the Southwest Art Magazine Award at Saturday’s

festivities. Artistic Eden: Contemporary Masters III is the third biannual invitational, juried fine art exhibition featuring scenes of the greater San Gabriel Valley by nationally recognized representational artists. The exhibition, co-curated by seven local galleries forming the Pasadena Art Gallery Association, will remain on display at PMH through Sunday, July 29, 2012. About Joseph Stoddard: Never let reality stand in the way of a good painting. This has been Joseph Stoddard’s goal for the past twenty five years as he has struggled with the challenging medium of watercolor. He wants people to get an emotional response from his paintings and sketches and to be charmed and surprised by his interpretation. He loves to work outside in the beautiful Southern California sunshine, trying to commit to paper the sensations he experiences, in order to offer that to you. You can see his work at Galerie Gabrie in Pasadena (gabrie.com) and on his web site: josephstoddard.com.

End of an Era Watch out Wikipedia, There’s an ‘Old Kid’ on the Broadband Block In a report published by the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, the world’s oldest and most trusted encyclopaedia, Brittanica, is finally going digital. The iconicThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, maker of the 32-volume reference set school children turned to before there was even a hint of what we now call Google, will no longer publish a print publication. The company which announced the historic decision Tuesday said a “digital-only encyclopedia is easier (and cheaper) to update, and it doesn’t have physical space con-

straints, so editors will no longer have to decide what articles have to be cut when new articles need to be added.” Not everyone is happy about the decision, however. And many educators feel that rerliance on the computer if far too commonplace and that students need to go to a bricks and mortar library to study. Accoprding to the Times “The editors of the Encylopaedia Britannica anticipated the heartbreak the announcement might cause with a blog post titled “Change. It’s Okay. Really.”

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el monte

$1,798,000

Mobile Home Park 20 Spaces, Lot Size 38,399. North El Monte, Excellent investment property, low operating expenses, park is fully occupied, utility room and 4 units owned by the Park and rented.

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temple city

$1,380,000

Brand New Custom Home built in 2012, 5 Bdrms 4 Baths + Den is 3,616 Sq Ft,2 Master Suites; One Bedroom Downstairs,18 Foot High Ceiling Entry w/Wrought Iron Double Front Doors. Marble & Wood Floors Crown Molding, Formal Living Room w/ Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Large Gourmet Kitchen w/Granite Countertops & Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, Huge Family Room. 3 Car Garage and Large Back Yard.(C5320)

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north claremont

$1,270,000

This sprawling home features a large formal living room, a formal dining room, a large kitchen w/center island. Family room w/frpl, and wet bar, a beautiful office/study with mtn views and a frpl., 3 great bdrm suites, and a gorgeous master retreat w/dressing room, walk-in closets, sauna, indoor spa, separate bath, & walk-in shower. Lots of storage space, lg laundry room, surveillance system! (POM)

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pasadena

$1,084,380

arcadia

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$859,000

3 on a lot $858,000 ATTENTION INVESTORS!!! This beautiful large lot includes 3 separate single family residences. Two-2 bed/1 ba and one-3 bed/1.5 ba. Some recent upgrades have been made. Call for more info. (COG)

This charming traditional ranch style home located in the prestigious Caltech & Huntington Library area features 3 bed & 2.5 baths. Living room w/Anderson windows and picturesque views. New kitchen w/Thomasville cabinets and island w/ Ceasarstone counters and opens to the family room. Beautiful windows provide an amazing view of the rear yard with tranquil grounds complete with lush plants, trees, flowers and sparkling pool. New paint, floors and slider. Newer roof. A MUST SEE!! (SAN)

$998,000

Beautiful one level in Arcadia on a huge lot. Spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, high ceilings, large living room with ornate fireplace, family room with fireplace, dining room, hardwood flooring. Private backyard, covered patio, pool, 2 car garage. (C515)

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duarte

$965,000

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

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pasadena

$948,000

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

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pasadena

$900,000

2011-Remodeled Home On a Dreamy, Quite Culde-Sac Awaits, 4 bdrms, 2 baths, 2093 sq. ft. new hardwood floors, cedar lined 167-bottle wine closet, huge living room with cathedral wood beamed ceilings, and fireplace, kitchen has stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, heated Pool/Spa (D2720)

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sierra madre

Built in 2007 this lovely two story home has an open and versatile floor plan. French doors open to outdoor kitchen, patio and large terraced back yard. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, spacious master suite with sitting area, three sided fireplace opens to the living room, chef’s kitchen and dining area, balcony with views, gazebo with a fire pit. (G264)

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monrovia

$699,000

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

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temple city schools

$ 698,000

This great N. San Gabriel home with Temple City Schools, features 3 bed/2.5 ba (1 bedroom downstairs). Formal Livingroom, formal dining room and den. Central air & heat. Situated on a nicely landscaped large lot. (NAO) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd.

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monrovia

$659,000

Character 2,423 sq.ft. home with 3 bedrooms, huge dressing room/loft, vaulted ceilings, dining room, large basement, attic, fireplace in living room, hardwood flooring, double attached garage, plus detached 1 bedroom studio, 1 bath guest house. (F721)

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sierra madre

$574,000

Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in Upper Canyon with formal dining, 2 fireplaces, breakfast room, hardwood floors, FA/CA, huge terrace with tree top mountain views, back yard, 2 car attached garage and lots of light. (C450) CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

monrovia

$545,000

Located North of Foothill at the end of a cul-de-sac this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house has a living room with fireplace, family room a pool and a gorgeous mountain view.(C466)

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monterey park $518,000 Quiet home with guest/maids quarters. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room w/elegant stone fireplace and hardwood floors. 1607 sq. ft. Lot size 8356 sq. Guest/Maids quarters has fully remodeled kitchen, wood beam ceilings, and enclosed patio. Concrete driveway, two car finished garage.(G329) CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123

two on a lot

$458,000

Great location!! This duplex features One 2 bed/1 ba and one 3 bed/2 ba. Live in one and rent the other. Great opportunity to own investment property. (LEM)

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altadena

$495,000

Located on a cul-de-sac, this spacious home has an extremely large living room, dining room, and master bedroom. Master bathroom has been remolded with beautiful tile, and his and her sinks. Kitchen has plenty of storage space. Garage has been beautifully converted into a 400 sq ft suite. just needs a little TLC.(A814)

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Excellent location for retail store or office in downtown Alhambra. Near Edward Renaissance Theater, major bank, pharmacy and fitness center. Call for more information. (MAI)

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Glendora schools $399,000

This unique Glendora home features 3 bed/2 ba, lg living room w/ mountain views, great family room w/fireplace and kitchen with custom cabinets. Beautifully landscaped front and rear yard with covered patio and fish pond. Central air, ceilings fans and full copper plumbing upgrade. (ADA) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com) a SE den OU M Pasa N H1-4 P#207, E . OP UN Ave

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sierra madre

$399,000

Adorable Spanish 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, large living room, formal dining with plenty of windows, laundry room off the kitchen, center courtyard and side yard, one car detached garage, walking distance to town and shops. (H153)

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temple city

$398,000

Stylish Transformation Of A 50’s Home. Stylish Colors, Pretty Hardwood Floors, Swedish Fireplace In Bedroom. Huge Party Gazebo With Bar & Stools. Ample Rear Yard Is Completely Fenced. Landscape lends To The Peaceful Nature Of The Wonderful Back Yard. Includes washer and dryer, Double detached garage, range/oven. (R4934)

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north el monte

$379,500

Great duplex $349,000 This nice one level duplex has been recently remodeled and features two, 3 bedroom/2 bath units. Both units are currently rented. Call for more information. (ONE)

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Well maintained and features 3 bed/1.75 ba, large LR w/fireplace and mountain views, dining area, kitchen w/lots of cabinets, ceiling fans, enclosed patio, laundry hook-ups, large garage, walled-enclosed yard w/mature fruit trees, newer dual pane windows, newer garage door and newer roof! (CHE)

fabulous condo

$339,000

This Madison Heights area condo features 2 bed/2 ba, living room with beautiful fireplace and balcony with courtyard views. New paint, new carpet and tile. Outside features a tranquil courtyard with lovely fountain. (MAD)

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el monte

$269,000

Standard sale, no need to wait. This is a gated condo located in N. El Monte w/ 4 bdrms and 2.5 baths. All bedrooms on 2nd floor with hardwood flooring. Tile floors throughout 1st floor. Covered patio, 2 car attached garage. Seller is motivated, easy to show. This property is also listed for Lease at $1,700(C3832)

duarte

$245,000

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

duarte

$239,000

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

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monrovia

hemet

$135,000

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

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$199,900

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

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