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Matt Denny’s Decade of Dedication
Arcadia Restaurant Raises $50,000 for Childhood Cancer Research During St. Baldrick's Day 2012
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2012 Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre Sunday, March 25
Pinny House will also be open during the festival. -Photo by Terry Miller
On Sunday, March 25, 2012: 9:00 AM Downtown Sierra Madre the Annual Wistaria Festival will kick off with Vine Viewing (the oldest known and
enormous wistaria vine in California) from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM . The Festival includes
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Arcadia Police Seeking Help for Missing Person Mr. McCain was reported missing on March 13, 2012. He was last seen at his residence, in Arcadia, on March 12, 2012, at approximately 4:00 p.m. It is reported Mr. McCain suffers from dementia. This is
William Klopper, a 9-year old, being treated at City of Hope helps shave his Mom Lois last Thursday at Matt Denny’s. -Photo by Terry Miller
By Terry Miller It’s really not hard to see why people get invloved in raising money
Arcadia Ballots Translation Blunder By Terry Miller Arcadia’s nearly 29,000 registered voters received election ballots last week with a crucial blunder in its Chinese-language instructions that could cause some votes to be invalidated at worse and add considerable amount of confusion at best. However, the city is trying to correct the error by mailing out 29,000 postcards detailing the glitch. Additionally,
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for childhood cancer research, especially when you meet young people like William Klopper, a 9-year old with a truly
contageous smile as wide a the Rio Grande. Klopper has spent the last year of his young life at City of Hope hoping to find
Assemblymember Portantino Named ‘Legislator of the Year’
some answers for his exceptionally rare cancer. Dr. Clarke Anderson
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$18.6 Million Gold Line Bridge Taking Shape
California Police Chiefs Recognize Portantino for His Public Safety Advocacy & Accomplishments Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was honored last night in Sacramento by the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) for his public safety measure banning the open carry of unloaded handguns in public places. “As someone with many relatives in law enforcement this means a lot to me. I
know and respect the dedicated men and women in uniform and the work they do to keep our communities safe and it is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition,” stated Assemblymember Portantino. “I have been blessed to have worked closely with the Police Chiefs during my time in office most recently on
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At a cost of $18.6 million, the Gold Line bridge in Arcadia is deemed the “gateway to the San Gabriel Valley” has moved on to an important step in moving the project forward with the wood structure now showing across the 210.The bridge is the first project under construction along the 11.5 mile Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa. This image was shot Tuesday morning looking West on the 210 from Santa Anita. -Photo by Terry Miller
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By Dorothy Denne The day got off to a good start. Inventory went well. That is, I checked around the body, the parts were all there. Each part seemed to function. Some were stiff and some ached but they all worked. Albeit some of them needed some help. I remember when I was a child I used to hear my elders say they were ... "all stoved up". I couldn't figure out exactly what that meant. I still don't know what it means but I know how it feels. It was going to be another hot day. I don't like hot days in winter. I get a little testy when the temperature becomes abnormally high. When I'm stiff, achy and hot I get real testy. Probably not a
good time to be around me. Life has taught me to be thankful, not complaining. I am thankful that the earth is not shaking, that we are not having a windstorm, that we are not in the throes of a horrible flood. But, Lord, I would be happy to be thankful for a nice soft breeze and a thermometer that reads about seventy-five degrees. The San Gabriel Mountains were clearly, beautifully, majestically visible. Have you noticed that every time the mountains are clearly visible your nose runs? When it's all smoggy and yucky and the mountains disappear, your chest hurts but your nose doesn't run. Reminds me of a joke my kids used to tell: What do your nose and your feet have in common? They both run and they both smell. Gross. Kind of spoils the mood set by beautiful majestic mountains doesn't it? To enjoy that majestic mountain setting, I did as I
used to do, I went to the Arboretum for an early morning walk in peace and solitude. It is mating season for the Peafowl. I had on a really bright, multi-tinted blouse. A Peacock who saw me must have figured I was a big Peahen. He squawked, fanned his tail and began to strut his stuff. He really was a gorgeous sight to behold but I think God definitely gave this guy beauty instead of brains. He rattled his tail and came tearing at me, passion glowing from every colorful feather. I stomped my foot. He stopped. I said, "Sorry little fellow, case of mistaken identity." He cocked is head and trotted into the bushes. I was sorry I had ruined his day. But, you know, looking at the bright side, My day was still going well. It's been a while since a young, goodlooking male anything has flirted with me that aggressively.
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Good Old Boys Club Dear Editor: I was shocked to hear a message on my answering machine from Bob Harbicht asking me to vote for John Wou for the city council. In the many years that I have been associated with Arcadia politics I have never seen such a blatant effort by a member of the City Council to promote the election of any candidate. That smacks of the “Good Old Boys
Club”. It is a game of “Musical Chairs”. That is exactly what the voters of Arcadia said that they did not want to create when we overwhelmingly approved a charter amendment limiting council members to two 4 year terms in office. That is a form of nepotism that can lead to problems such as in Bell and other communities. If elected John would be beholden to support any suggestion by
Bob. Councilmen should be independent and think for themselves. Fortunately Bob and John and Gary are all good men and have served our city well. The Charter looks to the periodic input of new faces and new ideas on our City Council. That promises new and independent thought. That is the result I hope we will see in this election. Jim Helms
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Publisher Editor in Chief Von Raees
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Dr. Rocha Addresses Concerns Dear Friends and Colleagues of Pasadena City College: This will be the week that State Community College Chancellor Jack Scott comes to visit for a major Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 22, at noon in Sexson Auditorium. The Chancellor will be speaking about the state of the community colleges and what we can do to move forward given our many challenges. Given that Chancellor Scott recently announced his retirement effective September 1st, it will also be a moment for us to thank Jack for his extraordinary service to PCC and the State of California. If you would like to reserve a seat for the event, please email Mary Thompson: mhthompson@pasadena. Getting the Word Out: Super Sunday at Area African-American Churches Yesterday I had the great joy of returning to First AME Church in Pasadena for Sunday worship. It was part of PCC’s “Super Sunday” visits to local churches to get the word out that PCC opens its arms to its in-district students. I spoke to the congregation and let them know that despite all the headlines about budget cuts that PCC was open and enrolling indistrict students as its top priority. In fact, if any 12th grader who lives in the PACCD applies by the April 1 deadline, they will be guaranteed admission and enrollment in the classes they need to get their college careers started. So if you know of a 12th grader, please do anything and everything to help them to apply. Students can apply online or come to a special “Open House” on Friday, March 23, 8am-1pm, here at PCC, and our counselors will take it from there. And if you are a resident of the PACCD and are not a 12th grader but want to return to school, you receive priority too. Spread t he (good) word!
For the Record BeaconMedia sends apologies to Gene Glasco in our (March 15) edition of the Arcadia Weekly. We incorrectly identified him as Glen Glasco in a story by Susan Motander.
The Pasadena Games: Track and Field Meet at Robinson Stadium, Saturday, March 24, 10am I want to give this wonderful event a special mention. I especially want to thank Coach Larry Wade for reviving this great event at PCC. This is an all day meet of the top community colleges in the State. I was at last year’s event and I will be out there again this year. If you have never been to a track and field meet live, this is the one to go to, especially with children and teenagers. You will see first-rate competition between amazing studentathletes. And it all happens in the stadium named in part for Olympic track star, Mack Robinson, who pushed Jesse Owens to victory in the 1936 Berlin Games. The Santa Monica Experiment .You may have seen the many articles on Santa Monica Community College’s decision to go to “two-tier” fees so that they can offer more high-demand classes to students—who are willing and able to pay the fee of about $200 per unit as opposed to $46. I have to tell you honestly that I’m not a fan of this, although I applaud SMCC for its innovative approach to the devastating budget crisis we face. I think PCC’s new Graduation Fund accomplishes much the same thing but preserves the access and fairness for all students. Our Graduation Fund will enable us to offer additional high-demand classes through private donations and other savings from increased cost effectiveness. But the faculty will be hired in the normal way through our contract with the Faculty Association and all students will pay the same fee. As bad as our budget crisis is—and it is very bad—this is not time to take the “community” out of community colleges. I did support last year’s Assembly Bill that came out of Santa Monica also to en-
able community colleges to offer Extension recreational and life-long learning classes at a higher market-based fee. This would have enabled PCC to continue such classes for such folks as our seniors who wanted to pay for them. And this would have enabled us to subsidize some high-priority programs in the Community Education Center, for example. The bill was defeated but my guess is it will likely return in some form. All of these unusual measures are ominous harbingers unless the State gets its act together and develops an entirely new funding model for public higher education (and K-12 too) that is not dependent on the boom-or-bust cycle of tax collections. The irony is that while the economy as a whole seems to be recovering, property tax collections on which public education depends will continue to decline along with property values. We have long since passed the point of discarding the California Master Plan for Higher Education, created by Edmund Brown in 1959. Today we are hurtling toward the privatization of public education, all in the name of cost effectiveness. I am not whining for more funding at the expense of other State priorities like health care. But I am saying it’s time to consider returning to more local control of public education, so that we can plan our future rather than just dangle and wait until the next cut or the next deferral. In these messages, I’ll keep brainstorming ideas for the way forward. And I am optimistic about the way forward, for all of today’s challenges. Let me know how you see it. In hope and heart, Dr. Mark Rocha Superintendant President
Community/Volunteer Planting in El Monte The planting of rose bushes in the surroundings of the new El Monte Centennial Liberty Garden adjacent to City Hall was rescheduled to this upcoming Saturday, March 25. The commu-
nity is welcome at 9 a.m., encouraged to wear clothing that can get dirty, and to bring gloves if available. Those wishing to participate should contact Minh Thai at 626.580.2093.
The Solution To High Gas Prices? Go Metro. With gas prices skyrocketing, there’s never been a better time to Go Metro. You can save more than $10,000 a year by taking public transit instead of driving. And with a Metro Day Pass, you can ride all day for just $5. Find out how easy it can be; check the “Getting Started” section at metro.net. Meetings Continue On SR 710 Study Metro is continuing to hold public meetings to explore alternatives for dealing with the State Route 710 between the I-10 and I-210. A total of 20 community meetings have been held in preparation for an environmental study. For more information, visit metro.net/sr710conversations. Bridge Building Underway For Gold Line Extension Periodic lane closures are occurring on the I-210 Freeway in Pasadena for construction of a bridge for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension to Azusa. The 11.4-mile extension will travel from Pasadena east with stops in Arcadia, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia and two in Azusa. For more information, visit metro.net/foothillextension. It’s One-Stop Shopping For Commuters Find out just how much it costs you to commute alone in your car each year. Log on to the regional rideshare site at commutesmart.info and you’ll be amazed. The site will also show you public transit, carpool and vanpool options along with the money you can expect to save by >nding a rideshare partner. President Proposes $81 Million For Metro Projects President Obama's proposed FY13 budget includes $50 million for the Westside Subway Extension and $31 million for the Regional Connector Project. If approved by Congress later this year, the funds combined with Measure R revenue could jumpstart construction of both projects in 2013.
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St. Rita to Host ‘Journey to the Cross’ April 1 at 7 p.m. An Evening of Prayer, Reflection and Music
St. Rita Church will host a special ecumenical event on Palm Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on April 1. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week’s traditional commemoration of the series of events that define Christian faith: Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in His path, the time before His arrest on Holy Thursday and His Crucifixion on Good Friday. Choir members from churches in Pasadena, South Pasadena, Walnut and Glendale, plus vocalists from three colleges, USC, CSULA and PCC will join the St. Rita choir. The event will debut poignant new music and script written as a collaborative effort by Sierra Madreans, Mimi Mycroft and Paul Puccinelli, interspersed with traditional reflective Lenten
prayer and music. Puccinelli, Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Rita, said the evening will present a fresh perspective, as seen through the eyes of passersby on the “Journey to the Cross” with an overarching theme of forgiveness. Said Mycroft, an experienced playwright and pageant producer, “We wanted to make the week of the Passion a special spiritual experience for the parish and community.” She has worked on “connecting the dots with narrations, and viewing the same situation through different eyes.” The duo’s goal is to offer a full fledged experience from different perspectives. A young girl will reflect the joy of Jesus the King coming to Jerusalem. Another vignette will follow two apostles as they prepare for the
fest in the upper room. A miffed Judas will speak in soliloquy after being dismissed by Jesus from the supper table. At the Crucifixion, Mary Magdalene will reflect on Mother Mary at the foot of the cross. Later, the Centurion who won Jesus’ cloak in a roll of the dice, will share Mycroft and Pucinelli hope to spark renewed reflection and prayer, engendered by “What if I were there?” “What would I have said?” and “What would I have done?” All are welcome at this ecumenically appropriate evening. Donations will be gratefully accepted. St. Rita Catholic Church is located at 318 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre. For more information, please call 626-355-1292 or visit the parish website, www.St-Rita.org.
El Monte City Hall Centennial Liberty Garden Project Community/Volunteer Planting Event to be Held March 24
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Due to the total sellout of the Arcadia High Theatre production of ‘Oklahoma’, an extra day for the show was added for the community. Opening and closing night for the productionhave been sold out for several weeks and while the play opens Thursday
there are no tickets available for the first week’s production on Thursday , Friday or Saturday. While more than 90% of all tickets are sold there are still some tickets for March 29 and 30. Go online at www.arcadiastage. com or you can purchase
tickets for either of these two days at Denny’s located on Huntington and Santa Anita in Arcadia The new 1,200 seat Performing Arts Center will open this fall and with it comes years of productions in the new state of the art theatre.
It is time for spring gardening in El Monte! The site work has been completed, the garden layout with the colorful planting palette is done, and the soil has been graded and prepared for planting. All that’s needed are for community members and volunteers to come out and help plant red, yellow and white rose bushes, Japanese boxwood and purple leaf plumb trees at the City of El Monte’s City Hall Centennial Liberty Garden Project on Sat-
By Tom Gammill
urday, March 24. Residents will be able to connect with each other as they plant roses and trees will be planted by the Statue of Liberty at the front steps of City Hall. The Centennial Liberty Garden Project is among the many events that are being held this year to commemorate El Monte’s 100th anniversary during the City’s yearlong Centennial Celebration. Besides grading and preparing the soil, the site work also included a new
irrigation system and the installation of new landscape lighting and mow strips. The Centennial Liberty Garden Project layout and planting palette was the vision of City Council member Norma Macias, who designed the layout. Those invited to attend the event include Mayor Andre Quintero, the El Monte City Council and El Monte residents. For more information or to participate, please call (626) 580-2093.
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Ana María Alverez – Dancer of Change Dancing for love of movement and beauty is inspiration enough, but Angeleno Ana Maria Alvarez is equally passionate about helping underserved children in our community. CONTRA-TIEMPO, the nonprofit, activist-driven professional dance company Alvarez cofounded with her brother César, not only tours and performs but also creates arts programs and specialized arts curriculums for students. The company’s commitment to healthy eating is reflected in their newest production, Full Still Hungry, which touches on hunger, obesity and the role food plays in our lives. Unique in its approach to dance and overall artistic expression, CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Urban Latin Dance Theater fuses salsa, AfroCuban, hip-hop and abstract dance theater in a “complete rebuilding of dance music” to create compelling and politically astute performances. My neighborhood is . . . the world. I have been moving around my entire life, but right now it’s Miracle Mile. I came to LA because . . . this definitely feels like home. When I started dancing . . . I think I was five years old, but for as long as I can remember it was something
I loved to do, that made me happy. What I like most about dancing is . . . I feel so free and connected to everything good when I am dancing. Physically it feels so good to move my body and connect to music, but also metaphysically—my mind, heart and soul—it feeds me, it makes me feel complete and alive. Other dancers I admire are . . . Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Urban Bush Women), from whom I have gotten so much guidance and inspiration; Katherine Dunham for being such an innovator in the field; Bill T. Jones for his continuing creativity and engagement with the world. And there are many more. I work with inner city kids because . . . when I began this work in Brooklyn I soon found that what I love about dance—the power of this art form to transform human beings—was so evident when working with youth who had no access to this kind of work/ art/expression. I became present to the fact that dance has the capacity to teach people about themselves and could truly transform the world. What is most rewarding to me in that work is . . . I get to see a shift in a human being because of dance. I get to
see passion lit up. I witness a change in a way that the students look at themselves and the world around them. My friends would say I’m . . . passionate, energetic, loving, optimistic about the ability of the arts to change people’s lives and… a Tasmanian devil When I want to have fun, I like to . . . spend time with my son and family, go salsa dancing, listen to really good music, eat fresh, delicious food and talk to friends. When I’m looking for inspiration, I . . .go to the ocean, go out dancing, write in my journal, read, watch film or talk to inspiring people. The best thing someone can say about my work is . . . it changed the way they thought about something and left them feeling inspired. What’s most surprising to me about my life now is . . . that I got everything I wanted as a little girl. I’m a mother, a dancer and a teacher. The way I think I can have the greatest impact on this crazy world is . . . continuing to build powerful and inspiring work that addresses contemporary culture in a way that connects individuals and creates community.”
Mexico Quake a Reminder to Make a Kit and Make a Plan Residents of Mexico who were rocked March 20 by an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale and several strong aftershocks might be quick to remind others in quakeprone areas of the world such as southern California that making an emergency kit and a family disasterresponse plan is worth the minimal time and effort in-
Continued from page 1 the first time he’s been reported missing to the Arcadia Police Department. Mr. McCain does not have any family in the area, nor does he frequent any specific places or locations. Additionally, Mr. McCain commonly travels by either foot or bus, and is not known to drive a vehicle. Mr. McCain is registered as a sex offender in this State and can be found in the Megan’s Law Database. He has been in
volved. Being prepared for quakes that geologists assure us will eventually come, most likely without warning, could make the difference between life and death. That’s why Pasadena Fire Department provides a wealth of information on the city’s website at www.cityofpasadena.net/ disaster about how to plan
ahead and take reasonable precautions now to help you survive during and after a serious earthquake or other disaster. To arrange for a Pasadena Fire Department disaster preparedness presentation for your business, organization or group, contact Emergency Management Coordinator Lisa Derderian at (626) 744-7276.
Missing Person compliance with registration guidelines, has had no recent contact with law enforcement to suggest criminal behavior, and his conviction requiring registration is over two decades old. At this time, there is no nexus between his registration status and the missing person report. The Arcadia Police Department continues its search for Mr. McCain, and is seeking the public’s help in locating him. With no lo-
cal known relatives, followup has been difficult. Local hospitals and area law enforcement have been alerted as well. Anyone with information regarding Mr. McCain’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5156. We have included a small descripton of Mr. McCain: Male White, 6’00/175 lbs, 58 years old, Last seen wearing a lt. blue polo shirt and jeans.
Governor Honors 102 Year-Old WWII Veteran
Oldest Living Female WWII Veteran in California
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with 102 year-old WWII veteran Bea Cohen today at the State Capitol, as part of celebrations honoring Women’s Military History Week. Ms. Cohen is believed to be the oldest living female WWII veteran in California and one of the oldest in the country. A native of Buhush, Romania, Ms. Cohen wit-
nessed the start of WWI before immigrating to the United States as a child. When the second World War started, Ms. Cohen produced munitions and war supplies at the Douglas Aircraft Company in Los Angeles before enlisting in the U.S. Army. As a Private First Class, she was assigned to Elveden, England, where she worked in top-secret communications. Today,
Ms. Cohen lives in Los Angeles and still attends meetings at the West Los Angeles Veterans Home. Earlier today, Ms. Cohen was the guest of honor at a state reception honoring all women veterans and military personnel, where she was recognized by the California Department of Veterans Affairs, the Governor’s Office and the California State Assembly.
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El Monte Student Wins Laker’s Contest Damian Flores of Madrid Middle School was one of five winners of the Laker’s 6th Annual “Freedom Through My Eyes” Art and Essay Contest. The event encouraged LA County middle school students to explore the meaning of liberty and our nation’s symbols of freedom. As a winner, Damian enjoyed a 5-day trip to Washington D.C. on February
Paint n Play Art Studio News Photography Event a Success Despite the Rains
22, during which he got to explore the city’s famous monuments and museums. Damian also attended a Laker’s game on March 18th during which he was recognized and his work displayed at the main concourse of the Staples Center. The piece will be displayed online at http:// www.lakers.com starting March 18 and until April 6th.
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The event Saturday night At Paint n Play Art Studio and Art Gallery on Myrtle Ave. in Old Town Monrovia was a great success according to organizers. News photographers and on air talents and other news
people came to support and enjoy the photographic works of several news camera persons. News cameramen Martin Orozco, Dave Klein, Stephen Coleman from KABC TV and Gary Brainard and
Patti Ballaz from FOX 11 TV displayed their creative still photography talents to a very enthusiastic reception. Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut joined and displayed 9 of his current works. Artists Vince Takas and Rick Kess
both from Disney also show their paintings. The highlight of the evening was several people were showing their works for the very first time and the photographs will remain at Paint n Play for a brief period.
Over 390 Arrested in California’s Largest Decoy ‘Shoulder Tap’ Operation Ever Investigators from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Officers from over 90 local law enforcement agencies joined forces on Friday, March 16, 2012, in the largest Decoy ‘Shoulder Tap’ Operation ever assembled in California. The operation was conducted statewide for the first time ever. The task force
operation resulted in 4 local arrests. Statewide over 300 adults were cited for furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors and dozens more were arrested for other crimes, such as public drunkenness, driving under the influence, drugs, parole violations and outstanding warrants. ABC Investigators and local law enforcement conducted a program called a
Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation which can lead to the arrest of adults who purchase alcohol for people less than 21 years of age. Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol. The minor indicates in some way he or she is underage and cannot purchase
the alcohol. The program is intended to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. According to the American Medical Association, underage drinking can increase chances of risky sexual behavior and teen pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, compromised health, and can result in unintentional injury and death.
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The Social Whirl Teen's Personal Experience Inspires Free CPR Training Methodist Hospital will sponsor free CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) training for teens Saturday, March 31, at Arcadia High School’s North Gym. The course, part of a community-wide effort to teach Hands Only CPR to teens will be offered at 3 and 4 p.m. Each session is 45 minutes. The idea for offering the training was inspired by Allie Hisey, 15, who almost lost her mother to sudden cardiac arrest at a Little League baseball game in 2010. “Three strangers performed CPR on my mom and kept her heart pumping until help arrived,” Allie said. “They saved her life – and I will always be grateful.” Allie’s mother, Jill Hisey, was taken to Methodist Hospital and eventually made a full recovery. Remarkably, Allie’s teenage cousin also suffered
Continued from page 1 more than 150 crafters, live music all day, children's activities & food court in Memorial Park. The Gateway Shuttle from the Sierra Madre Villa Station of the Gold Line will be traveling on a loop to downtown Sierra Madre from 10am to 6pm. The Gateway Coach will be
sudden cardiac arrest in 2011 but fully recovered as well under the care of Methodist Hospital staff. “This project is a small way to show my appreciation and make a difference in our community,” Allie said. Many community organizations are involved in making the event a success, providing refreshments and raffle items for participants, volunteer help and thank-you items for the volunteers. Some of the groups involved include Trader Joes, Matt Denny’s, Roundtable Pizza, Original Tommy’s, Fresh & Easy, Girl ScoutsLos Angeles, Typecraft, Wood & Jones, Dreyer’s and the Arcadia police and fire departments. A highlight of the event will be items autographed by Katy Perry and Adam Lambert that participating teens will have a chance to win. The CPR training,
provided by volunteers from Methodist Hospital and the community, will precede the annual “Battle of the Badges” basketball game between the Arcadia fire and police departments at 6 p.m. in the gym. The training and basketball game were scheduled together to promote collaboration in the community. Any teen who would like to participate can register online at http://arcadiacpr.eventbrite.com. The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR course teaches skills using research-proven practice-while-watching technique that provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. “Our goal is to teach hundreds of teens this hands-only CPR method. I am proof that anyone, including teens, can save a life simply by being aware of the CPR basics,” Jill said.
Recycle Used Oil & Filters! Do you change your car’s motor oil? Did you know that used motor oil and oil filters are recyclable? Used oil can be re-refined or processed into new motor oil. Currently only 46% of used motor oil is being recycled, which means 20 million gallons may be illegally entering California’s waterways via stormwater systems, posing a great risk to the environment. One gallon of used oil can contaminate a million gallons of drinking water; polluting our waterways and threaten fish and aquatic life. Prevent pollution; recycle used motor oil and filters! Local collection centers you can take Used Motor Oil and Filters to be recycled: ARCADIA Racetrack 76 C&L Collision Center 701 West Huntington Drive 132 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 358-2591 (626) 445-6630 RFG Oil Inc. Firestone 3 E. Duarte Rd. 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 574-7138 (626) 446-2164
MONROVIA BMW of Monrovia 1425 S. Mountain Ave. (626) 358-4269
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The Sunset Room at the Santa Anita Golf Course was thechanges delightful setting Approved without in: _____________________ for the San Gabriel Valley Approved with changes shown Advertiser’s Signature Date X/XX XX:XX me out: _________________ Alumnae Panhellenic’s 8th Annual Awards for Scholars GES: Fax Back ToBenefit 626.795.0149 Luncheon. Once again the room was jammed to overflowing, as it has been each year. And, again, another outstanding speaker (L-R) LACC Gala Bel Canto Honorees Suzanna Guzman, James Conlon and Anna Christy with LACC Executive addressed the group. This Director Deborah Berman. -Courtesy Photo
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year’s speaker was Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, the co-founder and Artistic Director of the San Gabriel Valley’s new theater, A Noise Within. Rodriguez-Elliott, who with her husband, Geoff, have just opened A Noise Within at the totally remodeled Stuart Pharmaceutical Building on Foothill Blvd. in East Pasadena. Rodriguez-Elliott recounted
tales of the early years, the theater’s start-up difficulties, and the excitement the company feels as it settles into their new 285-seat facility. The all-sorority group, many with their husbands and guests, turned out in force and that was more than enough to encourage brisk ticket sales of specially prepared baskets available at the luncheon courtesy of the members that the Panhellenic organization encompasses. Through the luncheon and the basket sales, the group has consistently raised enough money to be able to award as many as five high school senior women who plan to attend a four year college or university scholarships. The benefit has allowed the presentation of $1,000 to each scholarship winner over the years the benefit has been held. All winners throughout the years have attended local San Gabriel Valley high schools. Chairman of the event, Margie Totten, and her committee are to be congratulated for their efforts. Marty Wetzel serves as President of the group this year.
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The Social Whirl Arroyo's Edge: Greene & Greene Interiors San Marino Alums Rob McManus, Peggy Schmid and Judy Norquist together A Tour of Six Greene and Greene-designed Again in Production of ‘‘The Music Man' Properties in Pasadena's Historic Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” one of the world’s most beloved musical theatre productions, comes to life on Saturday, March 24 (8 pm) and Sunday, March 25 (2 pm) at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (formerly known as the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium). This production reunites San Marino High School alumni Rob McManus (as Harold Hill, the ultimate salesman), Peggy Schmid (as Marian Paroo, the piano teacher/ librarian) and Judy Norquist (as Eulalie McKecknie Shinn,
the mayor’s wife) as they reprise their roles from the 1995 production with the Shakespeare Club. Rob, who has flown in from his new home in London for this production, says, “What a lovely opportunity to get to return to River City one more time.“ Director Bill Shaw promises a fast-paced show, full of comedy, song, dance and a little romance - something for the whole family. “I am enjoying the ‘theatrical magic’ created by Peggy and Rob of concentrated passion, love, and respect for the business called
‘show.’” Professional production staff also includes Rikki Lugo, as choreographer, and Bob Marino, as Music Director. Tickets are $25 to $45 (box seats) and may be purchased on line (www. ShakespeareClub.org) or by calling 800-595-4849. The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is located at 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Net proceeds provide scholarships for graduating seniors in the Pasadena Unified School District. The cast and crew look forward to welcoming you to River City!
Park Place Neighborhood
This coming Earth Day, architecture buffs are in for a Greene and Greene treat. On Sunday, April 22, 2012, The Gamble House will present Arroyo’s Edge: Greene and Greene Interiors 2012, an opportunity to visit six privately-owned properties designed by Charles and Henry Greene between 1902 and 1915. Featuring acclaimed architectural features and design by the masters of the American Arts & Crafts movement, the five private homes and one private garden will be open for touring along Arroyo Terrace and North Grand Avenue in Pasadena, all within easy walking
distance of The Gamble House. It has been twenty years since a “Greene and Greene Interiors” tour featured the interiors of houses in the historic Park Place neighborhood. On April 22 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (last entry 4 p.m.), this remarkably intact enclave of the Greenes’ work – once known as “Little Switzerland” for its woodsy, chalet-style structures – will once again be the focus of a tour to benefit The Gamble House, a National Historic Landmark designed by Greene and Greene in 1908 and operated by the University of Southern California School of Architec-
ture as a public site since 1966. Date: Sunday April 22, 2012 Hours: 12 noon to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.) General Admission: $85 per person; $50 for children under 12 Member Admission: $75 per person (to join Friends of The Gamble House visit www.gamblehouse.org or call 626 7833334 x 16) Off-street parking is available to ticket holders. We regret that these private homes and gardens are not wheelchair accessible. Visitors should plan to wear sturdy walking shoes.
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WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS The Annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby is Almost Here The annualHuck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout is Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre Settling Ponds next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard. The event is sponsored by the City of Sierra Madre Community and Personnel Services Department, Sierra Madre Civic Club and the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club. Campout (Friday, March 30) Participants must sign up in advance for campsites which are available on a first come, first serve basis. Camp-
ing registration is available starting February 27 through March 23 and must be done at the Community and Personnel Service office located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. The cost is $45 per campsite which includes derby contest for four kids and family fishing on Saturday. The Kiwanis Club will provide food available for purchase. Fishing Derby (Saturday, March 31) Youths ages 3-15 years are encouraged to participate in the Fishing Derby which is held from 7:00 – 11:30 am on Saturday, March 31. Participation in the derby is $7 per youth and registration will be accepted the morning of the event only. Partici-
pants will pay at the entrance located next to Dapper Field in Sierra Vista Park. All skill levels are welcome and experienced Fishing Guides will be on hand to assist all participants. The Kiwanis Club will provide food available for purchase. Family Fishing (Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1) Family Fishing is open to all ages and will be held Saturday from 12:30-4:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $10 for a family of four. For more information, please contact the Community Services office at 626.355.5278.
2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race - Youth Opportunities Kids’ Fun Run Join CATZ Sports for the 2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race Kids’ Fun Run. The Kid’s Fun Run is an absolutely FREE event for youth ages 3-14 years of age. The Kid’s Fun Race will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Youth will have the opportunity to run up and down Baldwin Ave. (approximately one mile) and finish under the same banner as MWTR runners! All participants must sign up with a parent or guardian beginning at 7:00 a.m. in Kersting Court. The first 250 youth to sign up will receive a FREE Tshirt, compliments of CATZ Sports and will receive a ribbon for their participation. Kids’ Fun Run Training Days Join past MWTR Women’s Race Winners Sharon Pevsner and Jill Liston as they prepare you for the MWTR Kid’s Fun Run. Training days will be held Saturday April 21, 2012 and
Saturday May 12, 2012 at Sierra Vista Park beginning at 9:00 a.m. Participation in the training days is FREE for all and participants should bring running shoes and water. Participants will learn basic running techniques, complete running drills, and take part in a question and answer session with Sharon Pevsner and Jill Liston. Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest Your artwork can be featured on the 2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt! Youths in Kindergarten – 8thgradesare encouraged to submit their artwork for this NEW contest. The winning entry will have their artwork displayed on the back of the Kids’ Fun Run t-shirt, be recognized at the Mount Wilson Trail Race and receive a t-shirt with their design. Participation in the contest is absolutely FREE. Contest application and guidelines are available on the City’s website, www. cityofiserramadre.com, on the Community Service Department page or at the
Community and Personnel Services office located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm. Kids’ Art Show Be a part of the 2012 Kids’ Art Show: Decorate Your Own Pennant. Youth have two opportunities to participate, Friday, April 13, 2012 and Friday, April 27, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Kersting Court, corner of Sierra Madre Blvd and Baldwin Ave. The decorating days are open to youth of all ages and are absolutely FREE to participate; all materials will be provided. Completed art work will be displayed at the Mount Wilson Trail Race on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 7:30am11:30am in Kersting Court. For more information on any of the 2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race - Youth Opportunities please contact the Community and Personnel Services Department at 626.355.5278.
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Portantino Named ‘Legislator of the Year' Continued from page 1 the bill to ban the open carry of unloaded handguns. California is a safer place because the Governor signed our collaborative effort into law.” Last year, Assemblymember Portantino successfully authored AB 144 which outlaws the “open carry” of unloaded firearms in California. The bill was backed by the CPCA and rank and file police officers who maintained that open carry of weapons in public places was a safety threat and a waste of law enforcement officers’ time.
“Assemblymember Portantino authored the Open Carry bill and against all odds, got it through the Legislature and to the Governor’s desk,” stated CPCA President Dave Maggard, Chief of the Irvine Police Department. “Getting legislation like this introduced and passed is critical for the safety of our communities and we appreciate Assemblymember Portantino’s leadership.” The legislation makes it illegal to carry an unloaded handgun in any public place or street. Law enforcement
personnel are exempt as are hunters and others carrying unloaded weapons under specified licensed circumstances. This year, after open carry supporters began appearing in public with rifles and shotguns, the Assemblymember authored AB 1527, a measure that will prohibit individuals from openly displaying unloaded rifles and shotguns in public. This bill also has the support of the Police Chiefs Association and is currently making its way through the Assembly.
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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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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)
This Lovely Family Home Has Arcadia Schools, 3 large bedrooms w/ crown moldings, walk in mirrored closets, 3 baths, hardwood laminate floors throughout. Living room with elegant crown moldings, double sided brick fireplace. The living room has an eating area with porch, formal dining room w/ built-in glass china cabinets. Kitchen w/ white cabinets, the family room as its second sided warm fireplace.(B2400)
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)
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St. Baldrick's Raises $50,000
Continued from page 1 has been treating William Klopper for his rare abdominal cancer during the past year. Dr. Anderson, who is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at City of Hope, has treated patients at City of Hope for the past 7 years and is devoted to children and their welfare. Diagnosed in the summer of 2010, William’s form of cancer, known as desmoplastic-round-cell tumor, according to Dr. Anderson, is a particularly aggressive form of cancer which required a bone marrow transplant for young Klopper in addition to intense series of chemotherapy treaments. Last Thursday evening , the charismatic Klopper shaved his mom’s head at Matt Denny’s as part of the 10th annual St. Baldrick’s childhood cancer fundraiser. Lois, his brave mum, was shaving her head in solidarity with her son who was going home to Sacramento for treatment at home with an oral chemotherapy known as Temodar. Dr. Anderson said conventional treatments at the City of Hope had been exhauseted and that home treatment with Temodar was now indicated. On hand for the festivities Thursday, Dr. Anderson decided to let William Klopper shave a “W”on the side of his head, to which quickly quipped “ I’ve marked you!” Dr. Anderson this year agreed, after 12 years
of requests, to shave his head this year as part of the St. Baldrick’s celebrations and fundraiser. However, he already had agreed to let some of other patients shave his head in N. Hollywood on Saturday – hence the reason for the “W” only at Matt Denny’s. Matt McSweeny “truly outdid” himself according to one Arcadia firefighter by hosting the biggest and most popular childhood cancer fundraiser in the area as part of St. Baldrick’s Day for the 10th year in a row. There were 147 shavees this year. And as of Monday monring the tally of cash raised for childhood Cancer research was $45,522 . That total will be closer to $50,000.00 accortding to McSweeny who has held the fundraiser at his popular Arcadia resyrant and ale house for the past decade. Each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. On March 17, 2000, reinsurance executives John Bender, Tim Kenny and Enda McDonnell turned their industry's St. Patrick's Day party into a head-shaving event to benefit kids with cancer. Their 20 "shavee" recruits planned to raise "$17,000 on the 17th." Instead, they raised over $104,000! The movement has grown into the world’s largest volunteer-driven
William Klopper has fun shaving his mom Lois last Thursday. -Photo by Terry Miller
fundraising program for childhood cancer research, and today the St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Since 2000, more than 189,660 volunteers -- including over 17,200 women -- have shaved in solidarity with children with cancer at events in dozens of countries and every U.S. state. Thanks to generous friends and family, these shavees have raised over $117 million for research. Dr. Anderson was on hand last Thursday to experience St. Baldrick’s. Anderson let his patient William, 9, shave a W on his head in solidarity with the young man. -Courtesy Photo PASAdeNA SierrA MAdre MoNroviA
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The Third Annual Pasadena InterCollegiate Field Tournament: ‘A Night of Collegiate Fun, Teamwork, and School Spirit’ By Krishna Rajagopalan
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The Pasadena Intercollegiate Field Tournament was held on March 16th at Pasadena City College. Colleges from around the Pasadena area met to compete in a variety of fun competitions including monster croquet, potato sack race, frisbee, and lego car building. Colleges participating included the Art Center College of Design, Fuller Theological Seminary, Caltech, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pacific Oaks College and Pasadena City College. "The tournament brings together future scientists, chefs, engineers, teachers, artists and the undeclared," says Michelle Bernal, Pasadena Special Events Coordinator. The individual compe-
titions were chosen by the individual schools based on their theme. The various colleges were broken up into teams to participate in the array of competitions. Each group was given a time limit in which to finish the task and thus, whichever team had the best time took first place in that competition. By far, the most popular competition was the lego car building because it tested students' creative ability to design a functional car that could be put to race against one another. As for the results, PCC took first place in the cheer contest, while taking second place in the potato sack race. Le Cordon Bleu took first place in the Pandora's Box
Relay Race, the Art Center College of Design took first place in the Lego Design challenge, while Caltech took first place in the Monster Croquet challenge, Touchdown Frisbee, Minute To Win-It challenge and the Amazing Russet Race. At the end of the night the results from all the competitions were tallied and the winners were announced. Caltech took first place in the overall field tournament. After the tournament ended, there was a tailgate party at PCC where there were cakes for each of the schools, courtesy of Caltech. Future plans for the collegiate field tournament include moving it back to the Rose Bowl once the renovation is completed.
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Coping With Depression, a Free Lecture for Seniors in Arcadia
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Everyone probably feels this way at one time or another for short periods, but true clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. Depression can change or distort the way people see themselves, their lives and those around them. The 50+ Senior Connection program at Methodist Hospital, in conjunction with the Arcadia Community Center, will present Depression, a lecture with important information about this misunderstood condition. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr. Geriatric psychiatrist Dr.
Pei-Huey Nie a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist, will address how to identify the symptoms of depression and discuss new treatment options that are available. Reservations are necessary, so please call 626-5745130. Next month’s lecture: Tuesday, April 24 – Stroke – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment A stroke is a condition in which a blood clot or ruptured blood vessel interrupts blood flow to an area of the brain. Lack of oxygen and glucose (sugar) flowing to the brain can cause the death of brain cells, often resulting in impairment of speech, movement and/or memory. Neurologist Dr. Kenneth Wogensen, medical direc-
tor of the Methodist Hospital stroke program, will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options available. Attendees will learn about the stroke program at Methodist Hospital and how quick response can prevent damage to the brain and save lives. About Methodist Hospital Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital is a 460-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving Arcadia and surrounding communities. Services include comprehensive acute care such as medical, surgical, perinatal, pediatrics, oncology, intensive care (neonatal and adult) and complete cardiovascular services, including open-heart surgery. Methodist Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Arcadia Election Ballots Blunder Continued from page 1 the city has placed ads in this newspaper and others in an effort to allay anxiety. The postcards are at the printers and will be mailed out in due course. According to Arcadia’s City Clerk, a translation error in Chinese appears on the Official Ballot and Ballot page in the Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet. 29, 000 registered voters received the error for the General Municipal Election to be held on April 10, 2012. On the ballot, under the heading of: For MEMBER of the CITY COUNCIL Vote for no more than TWO. The clerk asks residents to “Please DO NOT vote for more than TWO” If you voted for 3 candidates and already mailed back your ballot, please call the City Clerk’s office at 626574-5455 for a replacement ballot. “ If you voted for 2 or less candidates, please disregard this notice.” Questions should be directed to the office of the City Clerk 626-574-5455. Election consultant Martin and Chapman Co., for which Arcadia relies on their translation, prepared the election ballots for Arcadia’s election. City Manager Don Penman confirmed that the estimated to cost to correct the error could be between $7,000 and $10,000, and that the election consultant will hopefully reimburse the city’s costs as it was ultimately Martin and Chapman
Co.’s error. The mail-in ballots included instructions in four languages, but directed voters in Chinese to select up to three instead of two City Council candidates in the race for two open seats. Former Mayor John Wuo said he though it was “ very unfortunate” that this happened and feels that “ Voting is a sacred right of a US Citizen” he went on to say that he feels the Ballot should be printed in one language only, English. “ If you are a naturalized citizen from another country, part of that legal process is to speak and write basic English.” Wuo said. “I think we should consider ballots being printed in English only. However, state law currently dictates otherwise,” he concluded. The former mayor went on the say that he feels the ballots are very confusing with multiple languages and many residents are perplexed when they see multiple language instructions. Candidate Sho Tay doesn’t agree with John Wuo’s point of view. “50% of Arcadia’s voting population is Asian speaking. We need to have translations on the ballot , especially for our elders. We must respect our parents who may not speak or understand English very well but are eligible to vote.” Sho Tay was concerned that Arcadia didn’t catch the “easy” mistake in Mandarin. “If we had someone in that dept. who speaks Mandarin,
this simply wouldn’t have happened. After all, the city has to approve the ballot BEFORE being sent to consultant Martin and Chapman Co. for printing.” “My fear is that some may not read the postcards the city is sending out for damage control, nor understand the error and perhaps be even more confused.” Sho Tay said. Ironically, the city decided a first ever mail in ballot could save money but now looks like it may cost much more than the city bargained for, particularly if the election is close and litigation follows, as some have suggested . Election ballot errors are by no means unusual. In the primary elections for the Republican presidential nominee there have been countless errors and confusing ballots leading many to call for election reform and at the same time leading potential voters into an abyss. Arcadia’s situation is indicative of a larger problem and often from errors come clarification. City leaders hope this is indeed the case in Arcadia. Ever calm and positive city manager, Don Penman, who recently announced his retirement, was philosophical about the extraordinary challenges his city has had to face during his last few months in office: “First we had the windstorm, then we had to face the fall of redevelopment funds and now this.”
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The Service Advisors Named One of Constant Contact’s 2011 All Stars
Verena Somer of the Service Advisors Recognized for Achieving Exemplary Marketing Results Verena Somer of The Service Advisors has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, a select group of Constant Contact Solution Providers is honored with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results. Verena’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s business partners because her efforts to reach out to her clients and engage with them were noted to be exemplary. The Service Advisors is a business that is dedicated to
making connections with customers, clients or constituents. Verena Somer, the owner, works one-on-one with clients to help them use No Cost and Low Cost advertising strategies and Social Media to grow their businesses. “I’m honored and excited to receive this award,” said Somer, “and happy to be recognized by Constant Contact for achieving strong marketing results for my clients. And my clients are thrilled because their customers buy from them again and again.” Somer tells all of her clients that it takes six or seven “touches” before a prospect
builds enough trust to do business with them. Constant Contact’s tools make it easy for a business to stay in touch with their customers and prospects. And Somers’ personalized attention is just what they need to get (and stay) on the right track with these powerful marketing tools. “There is nothing we like more than to see our customers finding success. It’s the reason Constant Contact was founded, and it’s a thrill to see the fantastic results that our All Stars are achieving,” said Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact. “This group is really leading
the charge when it comes to delivering relevant, engaging content that drives real business results. We salute this year’s All Stars for their success, and are honored to have played a part in their achievements. The Service Advisors is an Arcadia-based business that helps other businesses build their customer base through No Cost and Low Cost advertising strategies. The Service Advisors is a proud member of the Arcadia and Temple City Chambers of Commerce. Verena Somer, consultant, can be reached at: www.theserviceadvisors.com 626-8626576
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ing her mad. This comedy with a twist is by Alan Ayckbourn, one of Britain’s most acclaimed playwrights. Directed by Christian Lebano “Incident at Vichy.” July 20- September 8. Eight men are held in a detention room of a police station in Vichy, France in 1942 waiting to see if the authorities will grant them freedom or accuse them of being Jewish. Each has convinced himself that there is no need to be concerned, but as the day wears on, doubts and fears arise. As the men interact with each other and within themselves, we see their true characters emerge. One of Arthur Miller’s most powerful and gripping works! Directed by Barbara Schofield “Ruddigore” September 21- November 10. Sir Despard Murgatroyd is a man under pressure. He has inherited a witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony. So it’s a huge relief when shy Robin Oakapple is revealed as his long-lost elder brother – true inheritor of the curse. Robin’s chances with the prim Rose Maybud look doomed, but his real troubles begin as his feeble evil deeds
summon some angry ancestors back from the dead. Another rarely seen gem from the Kings of English Comic Opera! By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan, Directed by Eugene Hutchins A Christmas Carol. November 23- December 23. Celebrate the season with one of the most beloved and enduring Christmas stories of all time! Dickens’ unforgettable classic takes us on an unforgettable journey through the life and times of everyone’s favorite miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Humor and passion fills our new adaptation which bursts with song and dance that makes this heartwarming story a first-rate family experience you won’t want to miss! Adapted and directed by Christina Harris Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind theatre. Tickets: $25. Seniors (65+) and students (13-17), $22. Children 12 and under, $15. Musicals: $25 all seats. Reservations: (626) 355-4318. Online ticketing: www.sierramadreplayhouse.org
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Arcadia Senior Friendship Club Celebrates 40 Years
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The Friendship Club, hosted at Assistance League of Arcadia, celebrates forty years of “The Frienshippers” on March 21, 2012, at the Chapter House of Assistance League of Arcadia, for a luncheon and guest speaker, Betty Harris who helped form the club. In 1972 she was the Senior Services Director and she is now retired. Member Ethel Pomeroy, who has been with The Friendship Club the longest, will also speak about her experiences. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. The Friendship Club is a group of men and women who are fun lov-
ing seniors. They meet for fellowship, games, lunch, and holiday parties. They have been enjoying good times together since 1972 and they always welcome new members! They meet on Wednesdays at the Assistance League of Arcadia Chapter House. The Assistance League serves pie and coffee. The Friendship Club started with the goal of providing a venue for senior citizens to gather for some comradery and fun. Over the years the organization has evolved and become an integral part of the community. Assistance League of Arcadia was founded in
1954 and became the 22nd chapter of National Assistance League. We currently have over 120 active members of diverse backgrounds, ages, and occupations. Assistance League of Arcadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-sectarian organization that donates over 26,000 hours and $135,000 annually to the chapter’s community service programs. We presently serve the communities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and Temple City. For more information, please contact Pamela Jacques-Raimondi at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 626-826-1601.
International Women’s Day Event Will Include Documentary, Survival Guide An International Women’s Day event Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. will include a screening of the documentary film “Miss Representation” and the launch of the 2012 Survival Guide. The event will take place in The Piazza of the Campus Center Building CC at Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. The 2012 Survival Guide, published by the Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women, fea-
tures local resources for emergency food, shelter, child care, health care, housing, legal assistance, women’s organizations, afterschool programs and other information. The free guide, in English and Spanish, will be distributed at the event. “Miss Representation,” written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, proposes that mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in the
U.S. The film includes narratives from teenage girls and interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics. Sponsored by the Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women, Pasadena City College Feminist Club and the Greater Pasadena Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, the event is free and open to the public. For more information call (626) 744-6530.
Overnight Parking Permits Available Online in Sierra Madre Beginning April 1, 2012, overnight parking permits will be available for purchase online. Overnight parking permits can be purchased online through the city’s website at: www.cityofsierramadre.com Parking permits are required to park vehicles on city streets between 2:00AM and 5:00AM. Annual and temporary permits will be available online. The cost for an annual overnight parking permit is $80.00 per vehicle
per year. Temporary overnight parking permitsare also available for $1.00 per vehicle per day. The new online service will accept payment by credit card or check. This service was created to make the purchase of overnight parking permits more convenient for the community and eliminate the requirement to visit the Police Department in person. All that is required is internet access and the ability to print the permit. Residents and guests
that do not have internet access can obtain permits at either City Hall or the Library during normal business hours. Off-hour requests must be processed online. Overnight parking permits only allow vehicles to park on city streets overnight and do not exempt the vehicle owner from any other city municipal code or state vehicle code. For more information please contact the Sierra Madre Police Department at 626355-1414.
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Around 12:43 p.m., a resident in the 000 block of East Norman Avenue heard her sliding door open and observed two unknown suspects in her backyard. Upon eye contact with the victim, the suspects ran away and fled in a silver four-door sedan. An area check was conducted but proved negative. The suspects are described as a Black female adult, thin build with short hair, wearing a black jacket and blue pants, and a Black male adult, wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, and a black baseball cap. The incident was captured on video surveillance. At approximately 7:58 p.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to two female juveniles in custody for theft. The suspects concealed merchandise inside a used shopping bag and sounded the security alarm when they attempted to exit the store without making payment. The 17-year-old Hispanic female and 15-yearold Hispanic female were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and later released to their mother. Monday, March 12: At about 10:43 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Huang Ophthamology Center, 650 West Duarte Road, in reference to a theft. A black male adult suspect concealed sixteen eyeglasses frames in his sweatshirt pockets and fled the store without making payment. No one observed the theft; however, the incident was recorded on video surveillance. The suspect is described as a Black male, in his mid thirties, approximately
6’2”, 220 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue pants. Shortly after 10:45 a.m., an officer responded to Rite Aid, 39 West Las Tunas Drive, in reference to a fraudulent prescription. An unknown suspect dropped of a suspicious looking prescription for medications valued at approximately $4000. The pharmacist called the physician listed who explained she never issued the prescription. The pharmacy was directed to call the Arcadia Police Department if the suspect returned. Tuesday, March 13: At about 8:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to La Cadena Avenue and Arcadia Avenue in regards to three juveniles trespassing and loitering behind a residence. An investigation revealed one subject was in possession of marijuana and lighters. The 17-year-old Asian male was cited and released to his parent. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the driver of a Ferrari was speeding on Third Avenue and failed to stop at the Longden Avenue stop sign as he attempted to make an unsafe right turn. As a result, the subject traveled into the westbound lanes of Longden Avenue and collided with another vehicle. The 32-year-old Asian male was cited and released in the field. No major injuries were reported. Wednesday, March 14: Around 11:42 a.m., officers responded to the 000 block of Katherine Lane regarding a residential burglary report in progress. Dispatch advised three subjects were seen fleeing a residence in a green two-door convertible Chev-
rolet Camaro. A Sergeant nearby located and followed the subjects. With the assistance of responding officers, a high risk traffic stop was conducted at Burnell Oaks Lane and Sierra Oaks Drive where the suspects were detained. An investigation revealed the suspects stole numerous items from the residence and also burglarized another home that day. Three 16-year-old Black males and a 17-year-old Black female were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 12:30 p.m., officers responded to Prince Jewelers, 411 East Huntington Drive, in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. An international jewelry salesman exited the store carrying a bag of jewelry worth $500,000. After the victim entered his vehicle, two unknown suspects ran up from behind and smashed out his driver’s side window and passenger side windows. The suspects directed the victim to throw out his keys, after which they took the bag of jewelry and fled in a silver or white four-door Chevrolet sedan with tinted windows. The suspects are described as male adults in their twenties or thirties, wearing ski masks, dark colored hooded sweatshirts and gloves. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. Thursday, March 15: Shortly after 12:45 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of Monte Verde Road regarding a suspicious circumstances report. A male subject, claiming to be from the “water department”, approached the resident’s front door and explained there was
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Asian male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Saturday, March 17: At roughly 3:52 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim explained she discovered unknown suspect(s) opened numerous credit accounts in her name. She has no idea how her information was compromised and is desirous of prosecution. Shortly after 5:50 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft investigation. A male adult suspect concealed merchandise inside his pants and exited the store without making payment. A search of his person revealed he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. The 25-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
ber, which resulted in the non-payment of his 2011 Federal Income Tax refund. Tuesday, March 13th: 1:57 PM- Suspicious Circumstances,100 blk. W. Orange Crest Ave.This case involves a male Hispanic dressed in a navy blue uniform claiming to be a City of Los Angeles Smart Reader Inspector. The Hispanic male was denied entry and left in an unknown direction. Wednesday, March 14th: 2:41 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit card number for two online transactions at PayPal and TMobile. Friday, March 16th: 11:50 AM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, Chaparral and Carter Avenue. A 45-year old San Dimas motorist was stopped for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had 1.1 grams of marijuana in the car and had a misdemeanor traffic warrant. The driver was cited and released on the scene. Saturday, March 17th: 4:00 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim Capital One World Master credit card number. 7:19 pm- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, 100 blk. Carter Ave. This incident involves a parked car with a group of people. Further investigation revealed that the 18-year old motorist was in possession of 4.9 grams of marijuana. The driver was given a written citation and released on scene.
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City of Arcadia Notices CITY OF ARCADIA NOTICE INVITING BIDS The City of Arcadia (Owner) will receive sealed bids for the SIDEWALK ACCESSIBILITY – COLORADO STREET BETWEEN COLORADO PLACE AND HARVARD DRIVE Project. The Project, which involves the excavation of the embankment soil, and vegetation, tree removal, construction of retaining wall and associated footings, sidewalk and ramps, traffic signal modification, irrigation and landscape repairs, must be completed within 30 working days, as provided in the Bid and Contract Documents. Bidders are strongly encouraged to review the Bid Documents (including the more detailed Notice Inviting Bids included therein) for more complete information regarding the Project and submission of bids. Bids must be submitted to the Owner on the Owner’s Contract Bid Forms. Prospective Bidders may obtain Bid Documents only from the DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT/ ENGINEERING DIVISION at the following address: 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA. 91066-6021, (626) 574-5411. Please contact the DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT/ENGINEERING DIVISION for more information, including availability of Bid Documents and mailing costs. One or more Pre-Bid Conference and Site Walks will be held on the date(s), at the time(s) and under the conditions indicated in the Bid Documents. Bidder SHOULD attend. All Bids must be addressed, sealed in an envelope and received by the office of the CITY CLERK no later than 11:00 a.m. on April 5, 2012. All Bids will be publicly opened, examined and read aloud at the CITY CLERK’S OFFICE at that time. Bids shall be valid for 60 days after the bid opening date. Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the Owner in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price. Prior to award of the Contract, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Total Bid Price, on the forms provided and in the manner described in the Bid Documents. Contractor shall comply with PCC § 4108 with respect to subcontractor bond requirements. Pursuant to B&P Code § 7028.15 and PCC § 3300, Contractors shall possess the following California Contractor’s license(s) in order to perform the Work: A. Subcontractors must possess the appro-priate licenses for each specialty subcontracted. Bidders are advised that this Contract is a public work for purposes of the California Labor Code, which requires payment of prevailing wages. Owner has obtained from the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rates, and will place them on file at the Owner’s office and make them available to any interested party upon request. Pursuant to PCC § 22300, the successful Contractor may substitute securities equivalent to
monies withheld by the Owner. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any informality or irregularity in any Bid received, and to be the sole judge of the merits of the respective Bids received. CITY OF ARCADIA ARCADIA WEEKLY PUBLISHED March 22, 2012
Legal Notices 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 N O T I C E O F T R U S T E E & ’ S S A L E T. S . No. 11-02209-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:
Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 10-1238278 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 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 92868-2913 (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: CA0800264311-1 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 714-5731965 Trustee Corps may be acting as a
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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 M A N , A S H I S S O L E A N D S E PA R AT E 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 TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FSM-115033 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2007. 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. On April 12, 2012, at 11:00 AM, BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, in the City of POMONA, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by JAMES HEIBERG, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 5/11/2007, as Instrument No. 20071147659, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 8517025-004 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street
address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 714 WILDROSE AVENUE , MONROVIA, CA 91016. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $672,631.36. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Date: 3/16/12 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee. com A-4218359 03/22/2012, 03/29/2012, 04/05/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA11-437797-RM Order No.: 110183665-CAGTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/26/2004. 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): ANGELITO CABALLA AND VILMA CABALLA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/9/2004 as Instrument No. 04 0555298 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/12/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $244,063.37 The purported property address is: 1925 PECK RD, MONROVIA CA, MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8509-025-033 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-11-437797-RM IDSPub #0023135 3/22/2012 3/29/2012 4/5/2012 Monrovia Weekly Trustee Sale No. : 20090134008746 Title Order No.: 090677616 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/17/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/25/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2560178 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KARL A. WEBSTER AND GERALDINA WEBSTER, 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: 4/13/2012 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: 203 EAST ALTERN STREET , MONROVIA, CA 91016 APN#: 8513-004-021 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 $510,662.55. 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 714-5731965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 3/19/2012 NDex West, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P932671 3/22, 3/29, 04/05/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110015971 Title Order No. 11-0011865 Investor/Insurer No. 139699832 APN No. 5389004-071 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/24/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RACHEL LESLIE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 06/24/2006 and recorded 7/3/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1462838, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/16/2012 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: 8541 MISSION DR, ROSEMEAD, CA, 917701164. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $462,651.62. 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: 06/02/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4218227 03/22/2012, 03/29/2012, 04/05/2012 El Monte Examiner
Public Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINITER 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
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 TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6105 et seq. and B & P 24073 et seq.) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s), Federal Tax Numbers and business address of the seller(s)/licensee(s) are: FUSION TRIO CORP., 1220 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 910077510 Doing business as: MACHI RESTAURANT All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the sel-ler(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/licensee(s), are: None The name(s), Federal Tax Numbers and address of the buy-er(s)/applicant(s) are: J&X INVESTMENT INC., 1220 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007-7510 The assets being sold are generally described as: all fixtures, equipments, goodwill and are located at: 1220 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007-7510 The type of license and license no. to be transferred is/ are: ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE #47-443445 now issued for the premises located at: Same The bulk sale and transfer of the alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: AMERICAN TRUST ESCROW, 2334 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108 and the anticipated sale date is April 23, 2012 The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $280,000.00, including inventory estimated at $ n/a, which consists of the following: All cash - $280,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for 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: FUSION TRIO CORP, Sel-ler(s)/ Licensee(s) J&X INVESTMENT INC., Buy-er(s)/ Applicant(s) Arcadia Weekly Published March 22, 2012
Fictitious Business Name Filings 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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El Monte’s Centennial Kiosk Brings Back Memories By Dena Burroughs
Saving Kids’ Lives Through Song Folk-Pop Collection to Benefit Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
The new Centennial Kiosk at 11151 Valley Blvd. -Photo by Dena Burroughs
As part of the work that the City of El Monte is doing in celebration of its Centennial, the kiosk outside of the Post Office at 11151 Valley Boulevard has been converted into the Centennial Kiosk, honoring the El Monte Legion Stadium that years ago stood at that address. Not very many know that in 1932 the stadium at that location held the wrestling matches for the 1932 Olympics hosted by the city of Los Angeles, or that it later became
the site of The Thunderbird matches – LA’s roller derby team. The Centennial Kiosk is a reminder that the Legion Stadium saw teenagers of all colors who would borrow their parents’ cars to attend concerts and film in its premises, where they were welcomed at their young age. “White kids from Beverly Hills, black kids from Compton, and local Chicano kids used to come out to our shows every weekend,” local radio DJ and concert
promoter Art Laboe said, according to Matt Garcia’s A World of Its Own. In March of 1964, the El Monte Legion Stadium was one of the locations selected around the country to receive over telephone lines the filming of The Beatles first concert in the U.S., which had been recorded a month before in Washington D.C. Eventually the use of the El Monte Legion Stadium for concerts and like events dwindled and the property was sold
and demolished in 1974 to make way for the Post Office that stands there to this day. All of it makes for interesting history that the newer generations of El Monte ignore but that now is on display at the Centennial Kiosk. All residents are invited to visit it and enjoy the pictures and the narrative. More information about the El Monte Legion Stadium can be found online at http://www.elmontelegionstadium.com
Singer, song-writer, and mother of two Erin Wurtemberg is raising awareness about the lifesaving efforts of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) by releasing her first full-length record, entitled Beautiful Day. The album contains a folk-pop collection of 12 songs for children and families. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each CD will go directly to CHLA, an organization that significantly impacted Wurtemberg in 2005. “They saved my daughter’s life,” she says. “I know I could never repay them for what they gave me, but co-writing a record with my little girl seemed like a small yet significant way to say thanks and to spread the word about CHLA.” Erin Wurtemberg has been writing songs and performing in the LA area for nearly two decades. Her vocal style has been
compared to Rosie Thomas, Linda Ronstadt, and Jonatha Brooke. Beautiful Day presents songs of childhood joys and struggles as well as some new arrangements on traditional favorites. Co-produced with Aaron Lepley (Christina Aguilera, Tom Petty), Beautiful Day is a laidback assortment of songs for kids and grownups alike. CDs may be purchased directly from Wurtemberg via her website or through CD Baby. The album also will soon be available through iTunes, Amazon, and at several local retailers, including bookstores and toy shops. Wurtemberg describes Beautiful Day as a “sing-alongable, foottapable, lyrically-memorable collection” that will support CHLA’s cause of giving young ones and their families a chance at a beautiful life.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS 164th Anniversary of Modern Spiritualism The National Spiritualist Association of Churches is celebrating the 164th anniversary of Modern Spiritualism on Saturday, March 31, 2012. In 1848, the Fox sisters in Hydesville, New York discovered their gift of mediumship, communicating with a spirit beyond the grave. In observance of this occasion, Spiritualist churches nationwide are holding an Open House to celebrate the Advent of Modern Spiritualism. Your local NSAC Spiritualist church, Spiritualist Church of Revelation, located at 200 W. Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA, 91016, will be holding an Open House on Saturday, March 31 from 12 noon to 4 pm and welcomes the community to join them in celebrating this significant occasion. The community is invited to become acquainted with the church, learn something of Spiritualism's history, and to observe a brief demonstration of Spiritual healing and billet readings at 12:30 pm, Brief presentation on the History of Modern Spiritual-
ism at 2:00 pm and demonstration of mediumship at 3:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. The objectives of the Spiritualist Church of Revelation, as a member of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, are to teach and proclaim the truths and principles expressed in the Declaration of Principles; to encourage lectures on all subjects pertaining to the spiritual and secular welfare of humanity; to protest against every attempt to compel humanity to worship God in any particular or prescribed manner; to advocate and promote Spiritual healing; to encourage every person in holding present beliefs always be open to restatement as growing thought and investigation reveal understanding of new truths, leaving every individual free to follow the dictates of reason and conscience in spiritual as in secular affairs. For more information, contact: Pastor Martin Pina: 626-256-3403, leave message, you will receive a call back. PCC Celebrates Women’s History Month The Pasadena City Col-
lege Feminist Club, along with City of Pasadena’s Commission on Status of Women aresponsoring a viewing of the film Miss Representation and a panel discussion in honor of Women’s History Month on March 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in PCC’s Creveling Lounge. The film, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, explores how the misrepresentation of women by the media has led to the under-representation of women in positions of influence and power. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary exposes an unfortunate truth about America today. Assembly member Anthony Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) will be there to present a resolution to declare March as International Women’s History Month. Temple City Spring Fling This Friday Tweens and teens, ages 10-14! You are invited to the annual Spring Fling hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department on Friday, March 23, 6 - 9 p.m. at Live Oak
Park, 10144 Bogue St. Spring Fling is a fun-filled event with entertainment and an evening Easter Egg Hunt. Entertainment includes miniature golf, rock climbing, a rolling video game truck and a dance floor with a live DJ spinning top 40, hip hop and techno. Tropical Island will be on-site to sell their bacon wrapped hot dogs, funnel cakes and fruit smoothies. Tickets cost $8 per person and are available at Live Oak Park Annex from March 12 - 22. For more information, please call the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 285-2171 ext. 2360. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt, April 7 Hop on over to celebrate Easter with breakfast and an egg hunt City of Temple City and Temple City Kiwanis present Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, 8:30 a.m. at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be served from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. The meal, at $5 a person, will include three pancakes, sausage or bacon, a pastry and
your choice of coffee, apple or orange juice. Following breakfast are egg hunt activities from 9:30 11:00 a.m. with the egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. SHARP. Children ages 1-9 are welcomed to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt for candyfilled eggs and golden eggs redeemable for Easter baskets. Four areas will be divided into the following age groups: A – Division: 7-9 years old B – Division: 5-6 years old C – Division: 3-4 years old D – Division: 1-3 years old (Parents allowed) Additional entertainment include free children’s spring crafts and face painting, a petting zoo and visits with Hoppy the Easter Bunny. For more information, please call the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 285-2171 ext. 2360. PCC Offers Musical Into The Woods Beginning March 30 For its spring musical this year, Pasadena City College has undertaken the fun challenge of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods.” Directed by Whitney Rydbeck, PCC Performing and Communi-
cation Arts division assistant professor, the musical has won three Tony awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Score. PCC Instructor Richard Kuller performed the choreography for the production, with musical direction by instructor Kyle Luck. “We are fortunate to have such talent here that we want to take advantage of it,” Rydbeck said. Sondheim is generally recognized as one of the most influential people working in modern musical theater. “Into The Woods” intertwines familiar characters from various fairy tales as well as an original plot of a couple trying to break a curse placed on them by a witch. Performances will be held on March 30 - 31 at 8 p.m., and April 5 - 7 at 8 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on March 31 and April 7. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for PCCstudents, faculty, and staff. Parking is available for $2 on campus. For More information please call (626) 585-7216.
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Those Black and White Mosquitoes are Back The Asian tiger mosquito, a striped black and white invasive insect that was found in El Monte last fall, appears to be getting active again due to the warming weather. Vector Ecologists from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) report seeing flying mosquito adults on March 7 in South El Monte and residents of our city reported recently that “those little black and white mosquitoes are back!” to field personnel of the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (SGVMVCD). Therefore both agencies are asking the public to report ANY daytime mosquito activity and take immediate measures now to remove miscellaneous containers, trash, and old tires from their properties that could be or have been filled with rainwater. Each water-
filled container can allow hundreds of mosquitoes to hatch and emerge into biting adults in just 7 days. “We will be pulling out all the stops to eradicate this [mosquito] population,” said Kenn Fujioka, the SGVMVCD Manager. On the east coast, where Asian tiger mosquitoes are established, it is a persistent day-biting menace and extremely costly to manage. This mosquito significantly alters how people enjoy the outdoors and increases the risk of disease wherever it is present. For more information, or to report mosquito sightings, contact the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District at 626-814-9466 / www.sgvmosquito.org or the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District 562-944-9656 / www.glacvcd.org.
Hot Rodders Help Foothill Unity Center Street Rod Forever, a local car enthusiast car club holds a Hod Rod Car Show ( for Pre ‘74 vehicles) each September on Myrtle in Monrovia. Each and every year the men who founded the club donate a portion of their proceeds to Foothill Unity. This year was no exception. Joan Whitenack, Executive Director of Foothill Unity is picture acception a ceremonial check for $2500 from the Hop Rod club.
Joan Whitenack of Foothill Unity Center is flanked by Ron Owens ( 56 Chevy Nomad), Don Rohrer ( 32 Ford Coupe ) Chuck Shaw (35 Ford), Joe Eddy and Ned Joy ( 67 Corvette ) The Street Rods Forever will Hold their next show Sept. 8, 2012. -Photos by Terry Miller
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