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NAACP Award Ceremony Overshadows Justice for Slain Teen BY JIM E. WINBURN
San Gabriel Crossing Guard Hit, 70, in Critical Condition At approximately 07:29 Tuesday, San Gabriel Police Dept received numerous 911 calls regarding a vehicle vs. a pedestrian. Upon arrival of paramedics, fire and Please see page 15
A Whale of a Bridge Emerges Over the 210 Fwy in Arcadia BY SUSAN MOTANDER
They took up signs in his memory. They lined the street and shouted at passersby so Pasadena would not forget 19-year-old Kendrec McDade’s name or how he died. The demonstration last week took place less than 30feet from the hotel entrance where city and police officials under intense public scrutiny for the McDade shooting received various honors from the NAACP Pasadena chapter's annual awards dinner. But those outside refused to be quiet. On Thursday, Sep. 13, the Pasadena Branch of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted its 27th Annual Ruby McKnight Williams Awards Dinner at the Pasadena Hilton on South Los Robles Ave. Serving as master of ceremonies was Phillip L. Sanchez, Chief of Police for the Pasadena Police Department. Family and members of the community who demonstrated outside the Hilton responded with outrage. Retired City of Pasadena employee James Green, who attended the demonstration, said the Chief of Police’s presence at the NAACP sent the “wrong message” to a community still in shock over the McDade shooting - and while still waiting for the results of ongoing investigations Please see page 14
Volume XVII, No. XXXVIII
For the last few weeks and for the next several weeks, the eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway have been closed from midnight to five a.m. five nights a week to allow for the removal of the “falsework” surrounding the new bridge over the 210 freeway. As the wood and metal structure is removed the bridge itself is slowly being revealed. The cast concrete features of the bridge that are emerging look a great deal
like the ventral pleats on the underbelly of a whale. It is an apt image as this is one whale of a bridge. It will span 584 feet from one end to the other, stretching from the center of the 210 Freeway over the eastbound lanes into Arcadia. It will allow the Gold Line to go from Union station beyond its current terminus at Sierra Madre Villa in East Pasadena. More than 640 full Please see page 27
Healing the Wounds of War Sierra Madre School's Garden of Goodwill Offers Hope Amid Rapidly Changing World BY TERRY MILLER
One of the key elements in the McDade case has been the lack of any video. The McDade family is stunned by the fact that officers did not engage the camera in their patrol car the night Kenneth McDade was killed. -Photo by Terry Miller
Tournament of Roses® Tryouts Approximately 1,000 young women (and a couple of young men) from Pasadena and surrounding cities took part in the Royal Court tryouts at Tournament House Saturday and Monday. It will be up to the Tournament judges to select a smaller group for the final court and then the final court from which one will emerge 2013 Rose Queen. On Jan. 1 the 2013 Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 124th Rose Parade themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” and the 99th Rose
Bowl Game. The tryouts were especially difficult this year due to triple digit heat on Saturday but the girls didn’t seem to mind that musc with such an opportunity before them. This years theme ‘Oh, the Places you’ll Go’ honors Grand Marshal Jane Goodall. The Queen & Court Finals are on Oct. 4, with the Royal Court announcement Oct. 8. The Rose Queen will be announced Oct. 16 and the Coronation Ceremony is set for Oct. 25.
Lew Watanabe said the “Garden of Goodwill” he believes, was reborn through the efforts of so many people that it “ was ordained by God.” -Photo by Terry Miller
Eve, 17 year old Mayfield Student, waves to her fan club as she waits for her 15 seconds in front of the team of judges. -Photo by Terry Miller
As Sierra Madre School celebrates the 81st Anniversary of the Japanese Goodwill Garden at Sierra Madre Elementary School, a reunion of sorts, was held Saturday at the school with some of the key individuals who made the Garden of Goodwill what
it is today, and help keep it that way. A dutiful location of peace, solitude and refection. Issei fathers of the two dozen Japanese-American children who attended the Please see page 8
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Dorothy's Place The Very Thoughts
By Dorothy Denne I know I don't have to ask if anyone else has noticed the very long, very hot, very humid weather we have been suffering through for a very long time. My poor brain feels very cooked. I feel very un-creative in this heat. I have a deadline approaching very quickly. There is very, very little promise of a snowfall before that deadline arrives. For all those very reasons, I decided to go through a box I have filled with very many sayings, quotes, and quips that I have collected from very many sources. Before I got to that, a very dear friend sent me a very long list of Thoughts for Today in an e-mail. Though I very much agree with some of
them, I cannot take credit for them. I would be very happy to acknowledge the creator or the compilator if I could. Since that is not very possible right now, I'm sure he/she would be very happy to know that I and my readers enjoyed the list very much. Birds of a feather flock together.....then poop on your car. A penny saved is a government oversight. It is tough to lose weight in old age because, by then, your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends. The easiest way to find something you lost is to buy a replacement. He who hesitates is probably right. Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame. The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so
he can tell when he's really in trouble. Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'THE' and 'IRS' together, it spells 'THEIRS'. Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra. Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved. You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. This next one is a mix from the original and me: Lord, as I travel this very winding path of life, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.......Thank you very much, AMEN!
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Kareem Inspires Campers in Orr, Minnesota with Televangelist Garner Ted Armstrong
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar with faculty point guard Garner Ted Armstrong in Orr, Minnesota. -Courtesy Photo
Some years ago I was a faculty member at Ambassador College in Pasadena. We had superb facilities as well as many celebrities in areas of sport, entertainment, and culture. My boss was Garner Ted Armstrong who loved to play basketball on the faculty team. Talk about a classy production at the basketball games, we wore Laker like uniforms and had a pep band as good as at any college level. Our college gym was world class in every way. Saturday nights brought out a filled gym with over 1200 people cheering for their favorite class team. This represented freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and the exciting faculty team with Garner Ted Armstrong as the explosive, dynamic head of the college putting in 30 foot jump shots at the age of nearly 50. Our goal at Ambassador was to represent an attitude of achievement along with an attitude of gratitude for our bodies, for our school, for our future. This meant showing sportsmanship in our sports program. We were a witness to the world with our athletic programs as well as character development. Garner Ted and I had a chance to spend quite a number of hours discussing the future of Ambassador sports. He
wanted the best. We had Keith Erickson of the Lakers come to the campus for a visit. Keith was impressed with the beauty and the character of the campus as well as the outgoing students there. He said he would like to send his children there someday and we were very touched by his kind remarks. Not long after that Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the greatest scorer in NBA history, gave a clinic to high school age students at Ambassador in Pasadena as well as our SEP summer camp for teenagers in Orr, Minnesota. There were many who expressed a deep gratitude for this great player to come to our very small school and offer winning basketball tips as well as character points for future winners in our program. Kareem was very friendly toward all of us and each of us received warm handshakes, congratulations and his autographed photo. Garner Ted was very active in many areas of his life. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt, and went to Colorado to hunt deer with other ministers and faculty members. He enjoyed skiing with his best friend, Jim Thornhill, who was a world class skier and they went to various locations for these wonderful trips. Ted Armstrong was an excellent pilot. He took our varsity basketball team to Mexico for various tournaments there. I still can remember standing just behind him in the cockpit just before he descended the plane into the airport in Mexico City. Garner Ted taught me: 1. The love of God. 2. The love of sport. 3. The love of people. 4. The love of language and speech. 5. The love of church. 6. The love of family. 7. The love of life. Harry Sneider can be reached at 626-355-8964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Letter to the Editor Send your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor: I would like to report a puzzling situation I have noticed at the Mayflower Elementary School in Monrovia. On four different occasions since school started, I have walked by the school and noticed that there appear to be school or classroom books being left outdoors overnight in the little memorial garden , either laying scattered on the ground or on a large wooden table. Never have I seen anyone around who
might be interested in picking them up. Once recently I saw the books laying there as I passed , and a little later it started to sprinkle rain. Not wanting to walk on in the rain, I started back home, passing the school , thinking someone might have picked up the books up to take them inside to protect them from the elements. They were still there when I passed , still on the table or laying on the ground.
Last Friday evening about 7 PM I walked by the school and saw more books scattered around in the little garden. When I walked by on Saturday morning, the books were still there. It makes me sad to see books -any books-treated like this. That the Mayflower School is not bothering to safeguard its childrens' book collection may seem to be a small point. But this is an election year when we in California are being
ask to vote for tax increases to fund our schools. Is the Monrovia School District so affluent that it can easily afford to replace school books which are being left outside to the vagaries of the elements? I will certainly think twice before voting for more taxes for schools. If schools can't take care of their property, why do they need more money? Yours truly, Mary K. Kelley J.D. Monrovia
Supporters of Fired El Monte Lifeguards Make A Big Splash at El Monte City Council By Dena Burroughs It was a lively sight at the El Monte Civic Center Tuesday night. News trucks lined up the street outside the complex sporting the logos of all the major newscasts – ABC7, KTLA 5 LIVE, T52 Telemundo. Inside, camera crews took a large chunk of the available space. The City Council meeting hall filled up to capacity, and chairs were placed on the hallway inside City Hall East and outside in the common area in front of television screens that transmitted the going-ons inside. The biggest action that an El Monte City Council meeting has seen this year was the result of the 14 lifeguards recently fired from the El Monte Aquatic Center on account of their “Lifeguard Style” version of Korean pop star Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” The lifeguards exercised their right to speak for three minutes each in front of the City Council during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. In their support doz-
ens more spoke to the Council, as did a few who thought the lifeguards should remain fired, and in the process the Public Comments extended for nearly two hours and forty five minutes. The matter of the 14 fired lifeguards was not even on the meeting agenda. The El Monte City Council had held a meeting on the subject the Friday before, a meeting that was announced just 24-hours earlier and which not very many people knew about or were able to attend, a meeting that one of the people present called “seemingly strategic.” Only three of the lifeguards were able to make it that Friday due to school and work schedules, so Michael Roa, one of the fired lifeguards, said that they would not comment at that moment. However, their comments were heard at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night. One by one the majority of the speakers asked the City Council to reconsider the firing of the lifeguards. They questioned the man-
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T. Jefferson Parker, Susan Straight, Juan Felipe Herrera to Headline 10th Annual Duarte Festival of Authors - Oct. 6
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Best-selling crime writer, T. Jefferson Parker, award-winning novelist Susan Straight, and celebrated poet, novelist, performer and activist, Juan Felipe Herrera, will headline the 10th annual Duarte Festival of Authors on Saturday, Oct. 6. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Westminster Gardens, 1420 Santo Domingo Ave. in Duarte. Admission and parking is free. The Duarte Festival of Authors presents a unique opportunity in an intimate setting for the public to meet and hear from some of Southern California's top writers as well as exciting, new talents. More than 50 authors will participate in the festival presented by the Friends of the Duarte Library. The festival showcases a rich sampling of the diversity of literary talents and books to appeal to a wide variety of tastes: fiction and nonfiction, adventure, suspense, romance, travel, mystery, inspirational, spiritual, po-
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etry, educational, historical, young adult and children’s titles. In addition to talks, panel discussions and book signings all day long, festivalgoers are in for a host of other treats as well with an onsite book store and a choice of food and refreshments served up by the popular Pie and Burger Restaurant truck and Duarte's Lemonade Brigade. Juan Felipe Herrera is the award-winning author of 29 books including poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children. He will speak and sign his books at 12 noon, of which "Half the World in Light - New and Selected Poems" is his most recent. For nearly four decades Herrera has documented his experiences as a Chicano in the United States and Latin America through stunning memorable poetry that is both personal and universal in its impact, themes and approach. Earlier this year Herrera was named Poet Laureate for the State of California. T. Jefferson Parker, who will speak and sign his books at 1:30 p.m., is a threetime recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for best novel, and has won numerous other awards for his novels all dealing with crime, life and death in Southern California. His latest bestseller is "The Jaguar" which features protagonist Charlie Hood, a Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy on loan to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms task force working the illegal gun trade along the U.S. Mexican border. Novelist Susan Straight, whose book, "Take One Candle Light a Room" was named one of the best novels of 2010 by the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Kirkus, will speak at 3 p.m. Following her talk, she will sign copies of her new book, "Between Heaven and Here," Other authors scheduled to appear include: Mystery writers, Teresa Burrell, "The Advocate," Gayle Carline, "Hit or Missus," Michael Mayo, "Alex Walker and the Circus of Secrets," Gayle Bartos-Pool, "The Johnny Casino Casebook," and Alice Zogg, "Murder at the Cubbyhole". There will be lots of
good books for children to choose from and special reading and other activities for the young ones. Among the authors participating will be: Alva Sachs, "I'm 5," Jason Silva, "The Tale of Edgar Trunk" series, Ron Robledo, "How do you Hide a Dinosaur?," Chani Warnasuriya, "Spooky Tales," and Evelyn De Wolfe, "Conversations with Madame Zozo". Author, Chi Hosseinion's "U Touch, I Tell" helps children learn how to protect themselves from predators. Fiction writers include: David McCabe "Without Sin," Rebecca Woods, "Living Through Charlie," Lola James, "Bound to Remember," and M. Adams, "For a Taste of Morgan". Zuhdi Sardar's "Between Iraq and Hard Places" paints a canvas of words that - in light of the Middle East's recent "Arab Spring" - is both a metaphor of our times and mirror to us all. Author/TV-radio personality, Manny Pacheco highlights character actors of Hollywood's Golden Age and films telling America's story in "Forgotten Hollywood," while Hollywood movie historian, Mark Thomas McGee takes readers behind-the-scenes in the making of the classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and Gerald Schiller, details true tales from Tinseltown's past in "It Happened in Hollywood: Remarkable Events that Shaped History". Dennis Sanchez offers a humorous Wizard of Oz parody from Toto's point of view in "Toto's Adventures with Dorothy". Festival goers will find inspirational stories. "Joseph Borda's "Across the Seas" is his personal immigrant account of serving in three wars and working on ships to earn the American citizenship for which he strived for years. "Living in the Mouth of the Wolf" by Sal DiVita provides authentic accounts of events as experienced by ordinary people in Fascist Italy during the Second World War. Others include: Chuck Robertson, "A Simple Man's Story of Esther," Glen Gibson, "Not the Way You Thought it Would Be," Loa Blasucci, "All Health's Breaking Loose," Jesse Cozean, "My Grandfather's War," and Brenda Winner, "Ten Perfect Fingers". Janie
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Speare offers advice to teens in "Standing Up, Standing Out," and author/artist/peace ambassador, Petra Eiko brings her traveling Green Heart project to the festival, inviting visitors to inscribe what's in their hearts. Claudia and Alan Heller, take readers on a journey through The Mother Road in stories, pictures and reminiscences of "Life on Route 66," Tim Poyorena-Miguel shares local history in "Return to Simons," and Richard Santillan writes on the history of "Mexican American Baseball in L.A". Historian, Elizabeth Pomeroy offers a guide to historic and natural landmarks in Southern California in "Lost and Found," and James Aguirre offers Native American history and perspective in his book "Through Native Eyes - Talking Leaves. For the latest information about the Duarte Festival of Authors, participants and activities, visit the Festival website: www.friendsoftheduartelibrary.com, or call (626) 359-6413.
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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 197 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Public employees’ retirement. AB 801 by Assemblymember Sandré Swanson (D-Oakland) – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers. AB 1572 by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (RSan Diego) – Service authorities for freeway emergencies: San Diego County. AB 1583 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-Baldwin Park) – Bulk merchandise pallets. AB 1886 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Aquaculture. AB 1888 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Vehicles: commercial driver’s licenses: traffic violator school. AB 2378 by Assemblymember Alyson Huber (DEl Dorado Hills) – Rendering: enforcement. AB 2383 by Assembly-
member Tom Ammiano (DSan Francisco) – Vehicles: confidential records: access by certain public officials. AB 2433 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (DSouth San Francisco) – San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority: terms of board members. AB 2544 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Forestry and fire protection: land purchases and property use. SB 149 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Mobilehome and special occupancy parks: permit invoice: notice. SB 561 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Internet crimes: data collection. SB 592 by Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) – Dairy cattle supply liens. SB 1075 by the Committee on Rules – Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. SB 1241 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Land use: general
plan: safety element: fire hazard impacts. SB 1541 by Senator Doug La Malfa (R-Butte) – Timber harvesting plans. The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills: AB 1892 by Assemblymember Linda Halderman (R-Clovis/Fresno) – Department of Consumer Affairs: construction defect solicitations. A veto message can be found here. AB 2115 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (DSalinas) – Local health care districts: employment contracts. A veto message can be found here. SB 1098 by Senator Doug La Malfa (R-Butte) – Conservation camps: inmate labor. A veto message can be found here. SB 1340 by Senator Doug La Malfa (R-Butte) – Appropriation of water: Sewerage Commission Oroville. A veto message can be found here. For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.
El Monte Police Department to Hold Open House The El Monte Police Officer’s Association will host an entertaining and informative Police Department Open House that will include a tour of the Police Station in addition to displays and demonstrations of police vehicles and equipment. The event enables residents to meet the police personnel that service the community as well as familiarize themselves with the facility and the everyday functions of the station. The Open House begins at 10 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony in front of the station and fol-
lowed by a “live pursuit.” The police helicopter will be on display, along with SWAT vehicles, K-9 units, mounted-horse patrols, and police motorcycles. Children will be able to have their picture taken on a horse or motorcycle. The tour of the station will include a live fire demonstration at the indoor shooting range. An added feature will be boxing exhibitions by Jerry Ortiz Youth Boxing Gym members. The business community will have booths that will provide information and giveaways. Children 14 years of
age and under can enter a drawing for bicycles, and other items will also be given away in a raffle. The event will also serve as a fund-raiser, with a portion of the proceeds to be presented to the South El Monte Girl Scout troop, which had $6,000 stolen from their Girl Scout Cookie account. El Monte Police Officer’s Association, El Monte Police Department Open House, Saturday, Sept. 22 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Monte Police Department Station City Hall, 11333 Valley Blvd., El Monte.
Arcadia Fall Prevention Workshop The City of Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department is holding a falls prevention workshop, which is intended for adults 50+ years of age, at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, on Monday, September 24th from 1pm-2pm. September is National Falls Prevention Month
and because of this, Arcadia Senior Services in collaboration with Comforcare Senior Services is offering a free lecture. According to the U.S. Census for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among adults 65+ years of age and one in three fall each year. The good news is that most
falls are preventable, and Comforcare will address personal risk factors for falling and home safety issues that cause falls. Corrective action measures will also be discussed to help seniors to continue to live active and independent lives. For additional information or to register, please call Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130.
In August, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce welcomed these new members: Big Studio, Nick Rasic (818) 209-2916 Champion River International, Stephanie Pai (626) 696-2136 Claud & Company Catering, Stewart Suckling (626) 675-5784 Firm Media, Chris Suchanek (888) 465-5036 Gale’s Restaurant, Gale Kohl (626) 432-6705 Green Street Restaurant, Bob Harrison (626) 577-7170 September Events: guard NOW, Nathaniel Brown (626) 926-6332 Luncheon Alliance networking event: Wed. Oct. 3rd at 11:45 am, Altadena Law Office of Stephan R. Golden David Browning, (818) 572-6828 Town & Country Club; $20 members/ Massetti Caffe Mobile, Steve Felice $25 non-members. Sponsored by (310) 980-8573 Ellen’s Silkscreening/Ellen Daigle. Medical Revenue Recovery, Charlotte Moore Breakfast Connection networking (310) 780-2078 event: Thurs., Sept 11th at 7am Nimble Press, Karen Henke (888) 867-7619 Courtyard by Marriott; $20/$25. Parallel Me, Christopher Girdwood Sponsored by Punchcard. (517) 230-5288 Pasadena Chamber After Hours Pasadena Pets Veterinary Hospital Social and Mixer: Thurs., Sept. 20th Stan Avezov (626) 568-1115 16th at 5pm hosted by Holiday Inn RE/MAX Premier Properties, Jenny Liu Express, 3500 E. Colorado, (626) 316-6700 Pasadena; FREE/$10. Safe n’ Ready, Fred (Bud) Darling Young Professionals of Pasadena (626) 744-9095 mixer: Thurs. Oct. 25 at 6:30pm at Sierra Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Real Food Daily at 899 E. Del Mar. David DiGiuseppe, (626) 739-5400 facebook.com/ pasadenayoungpro Sotomayor Law, Rande Sotomayor Wired Wednesday: Energize Your (626) 791-5519 Business: Wed., Oct. 24th at 8am Title Boxing Club, Frank Perez (626) 390-6111 at Kidspace Museum. Presenter: Togo’s, Karen Tang (626) 844-9299 General Networks: Taming the Umami Burger Pasadena, Gabriel Halimi Technology Monster. (323) 782-8201 Yowza!! Offers, Deanne Ferraro (310) 503-6493
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Low-Cost Pest Management Training Available for School Districts The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) is offering four one-day workshops to train school staff responsible for pest management in K-12 schools. The following workshops will cover California Healthy Schools Act requirements and integrated pest management principles, including hands-on demonstrations:
October 3, 2012: Canyon Country (Los Angeles County); March 1, 2013: Antioch (Contra Costa County); April 4, 2013: Brawley (Imperial County); and June 12, 2013: Templeton (San Luis Obispo County). The workshops have a $25 registration fee. Advanced half-day workshops on turf grass management for district personnel who already have attended an
integrated pest management workshop are also available. The first turf grass workshop is November 19 in Davis. For more information, please visit the CDRP’s Web page on Training. For information on the California Healthy Schools Act, please visit CDRP’s School Integrated Pest Management Program Web page, or contact Laurie Brajkovich at 916445-9903.
2013 Safe & Wise Water Way Poster Contest for Students The California Department of Boating and Waterways (CDBW) invites students to participate in the 20th annual Safe & Wise Water Ways poster contest. The contest focuses on the importance of safety when in or near the water. All California students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to apply. One winner from each grade level will be selected. Winning
students will be rewarded with a Coast Guard-approved life jacket, and their poster will be featured on the 2013 boating safety calendar. The winning artwork will be featured at the State Capitol during the 2013 boating season. Also, the winning elementary schools will have an opportunity to host the CDBW’s award-winning AquaSMART Live! puppet show or game show. Contest rules, guidelines,
previous winners’ artwork, and more information can be found on the 2012 Safe & Wise Waterways! Web page. The deadline to enter is October 19, 2012. For more information on boating and water safety, and to download the free AquaSMART curriculum and materials, please visit AquaSMART. Teachers may also create their own lesson plans by visiting Teacher’s Notes.
Pasadena Humane Society Begins Dog License Canvasing The Pasadena Humane Society has begun door-todoor canvasing to ensure that all dogs in Sierra Madre are licensed. By law, every dog must wear a current license tag at all times. The Pasadena Humane Society issues dog licenses for Arcadia, La Cañada/Flintridge, San Marino, and Sierra
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El Monte Airport Fly-in and Open House scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2012, 9AM-3PM, at El Monte Airport (EMT), in El Monte. Aviation displays with an emphasis on inviting young people to explore aviation as a career is this year’s Open House theme. Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy a vast array of aircraft. Pilots from across Southern California are expected to “fly-in” to the airport and display their airplanes. A number of agencies, including the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles City Police Department,
and the El Monte Police Department will bring their airships. Public safety representatives will be on hand to build community awareness of their respective organizations and the many ways they serve the public. Aircraft and personnel from local aviation businesses will also display aircraft and speak their important economic role in the aviation community of Southern California. Additionally, many local schools and civic organizations shall be available to share with the public their role in the aviation community. Open House Activities—
Annia’s Kitchen Restaurant, Gourmet Food Trucks and Vendors Annia’s Kitchen, which sits overlooking the runway and is a popular eatery with the locals, will start serving breakfast beginning at 7AM. Eclectic food fare from several gourmet food trucks as well as many aviation related vendors will also be available for visitors to the Open House. Event Parking is available at the El Monte Metrolink Station Parking Lot, 10925 Railroad Street, near the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Tyler Avenues in the City.
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California Communities Call on Fresh & Easy to Obey Liquor Control Law Underage Liquor Sales at Fresh & Easy Tied to Store's Refusal to Comply with Ban on Sale of Alcohol Through Self-Checkout Machines Despite the enactment of a state ban on the sale of alcohol through self-checkout machines at the beginning of the year, grocery stores like Fresh & Easy are still being cited for selling alcohol to minors through these registers. On Wednesday, elected officials, members of the clergy, and concerned community members will held a press conference to call on Fresh & Easy to comply with the ban and do their part to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors and
intoxicated persons. Fresh & Easy stores have been cited multiple times for selling alcohol to minors through their self-checkout machines, including a citation at the Manhattan Beach store after the ban went into effect. Fresh & Easy has been a vocal opponent of this law, and their lobby group, the California Grocers Association, filed a lawsuit that has postponed the law’s enforcement. State Senator Ted Lieu and Assemblywoman
Betsy Butler are calling on Fresh & Easy to do their part in preventing underage drinking by obeying the law. Alcohol Justice and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) affiliates in Los Angeles and San Francisco have gathered over 6,000 signatures of local residents to petition Fresh & Easy to obey this common-sense public safety measure. The petition was delivered to Fresh & Easy at a press conference in Manhattan Beach.
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Los Angeles Heart Walk Sept. 29 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl The American Heart Association’s Los Angeles Heart Walk on Sept. 29 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl aims to raise awareness and critical funds to fight heart disease and stroke – the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. In connection with this we’d like to share the stories of three San Gabriel Valley locals who have been touched by cardiovascular disease. They know personally why community support is key to the fight against the nation’s leading health threats. Erika Perez is a 38-year-old mother from
Temple City who suffered a massive heart attack this past February, only 10 days after giving birth to her third child. Since the incident she has taken steps to improve her health as well as inspire her entire family to live healthy. Pasadena resident Anabelle Provisor was born with a life-threatening heart defect. Fortunately, when Anabelle was born in 2007 the science and technology were already there to help doctors not only diagnose the problem, but also correct it. Anabelle has had two open-heart surgeries and she is now 5
Community Workshop Will Focus on Gang Awareness The City of Rosemead Public Safety Department is hosting its monthly Community Safety Meeting, “Gang Awareness” on Thursday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Rosemead Public Safety Center, 8301 Garvey Avenue. At this meeting, Deputy Lopez and Deputy Suarez from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Rosemead Special Assignment Team will provide information and facts regarding gang culture, experiences, and conse-
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school in the 1920’s had built a small garden at the elementary school as a gesture of good will to celebrate the completion of a new school building in 1930. Then, it had a very small fish pond, a bridge, a bonsai pine tree as well as a stone lantern., according to an article published in The LA Times in the early 1990’s. The rediscovery of the Japanese garden (circa 199394) and how the students got into restoring the lost treasure that was destroyed as a result of bigotry and hatred of Japanese Americans during the post Pearl Harbor days, was brought to life through teacher Helen Pontarelli who hopes the garden will continue to be an unexpected, emergent curriculum at the school. While the stories vary on the amount of vandalism and the conjecture about anti-Japanese sentiment at that point in history, the fact remains that it was damaged and left unattended for many years after the war. Enter Helen Obizowa, a former student at the school and resident of Sierra Madre, who decided it would be a good idea to resurrect the garden in 1992. Obizowa, now 92, is credited for the original concept and then approached Watanabe with her idea. Watanabe granted her wish without a moment’s hesitation. Linda Sandoval and lots of other parent/teacher volunteers helped raise for the garden’s upkeep. And of course, her daughter Natalie was one of the first students to get the project rolling. After posing for a few pictures, we sat down for a chat and a wonderful history lesson. Becky Bickel, Katherine Bishop, Esther Salinas ( principal), Helen Pontarelli, Ty Gaffney ( former principal ), Arturo Garcia who is Lew Watanabe’s right hand man on Watanabe’s projects, Linda Sandoval and daughter Natalie along with Lew Watanabe all had something unique to offer on Saturday. The Garden of Goodwill would be not complete without the mild mannered and modest Lew Watanabe. Watanabe is one of those rare individuals who not only has volunteered his time, money and expertise in restoring and expanding the garden but he has helped garner community interest and keep it. Watanabe along with a little help from his friends in Sierra Madre and community sup-
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port over the years but has been instrumental in promoting what he believes was “ordained by God.” Watanabe said Saturday that he truly believes this project would never have happened “had it not been for the Lord.” The original Japanese garden built in 1931, was the effort of the parents of Japanese American students at the school. The carefully constructed and peaceful garden was then vandalized and completely destroyed by those who over-reacted to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The sixth grade class of 1995 read about this part of Sierra Madre’s history and discovered an article in the Los Angeles Times (Oct. 1994) documenting the history of what was once a garden at their school, according to Natalie Sandoval who was s student in Helen Pontarelli’s class then. Upon reading the article, Natalie and the students of Sierra Madre School decided to restore it, undertook a massive fundraising and labor effort to do just that. The students held car washes, bake sales, wrote letters, and sold origami cranes among other things to fund the reconstruction. They also did the physical labor, digging the bridge out of the mud and excavated the garden. Watanabe became a central figure for the ambitious project and as a landscape gardener, he designed the new garden and led the reconstruction. Through sales and donations, students were able to raise enough money to rebuild the garden. On Sunday, February 4, 1995, the Japanese Garden was officially dedicated. The ceremony
included 17 members of the class of 1931 and their teacher. The dedication ceremony included Taiko drumming, dancing, and a karate demonstrations. The garden was officially named – Garden of Goodwill. Kids and parents put together a massive volunteer effort to keep the garden clean and on Veterans Day last year and studied in depth why happened to Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor – also what became of many of those who were sent to internment camps as a direct result of the military action. Internment by the United States government in 1942 of about 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese who lived along the Pacific coast of the United States to camps called “War Relocation Centers,” in the wake of Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The internment of Japanese Americans was applied unequally throughout the United States. Japanese Americans who lived on the West Coast of the United States were all interned, while in Hawaii, where more than 150,000 Japanese Americans composed over one-third of the territory’s population, 1,200 to 1,800 Japanese Americans were interned. Of those interned, 62% were American citizens. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt(FDR) authorized the internment with Executive Order 9066, issued February 19, 1942, which allowed local military commanders to designate “military areas” as “exclusion zones,” from which “any or all persons may be excluded.” This power was used Please see page 27
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Limited Quantity of Reserved Seats Available for Breeders’ Cup World Championships Taste of LA, Fascinator and Fedora Fashion Event Highlight Breeders' Cup Events The Breeders’ Cup announced today that a limited quantity of reserved seats remain for the two-day international festival of racing, Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, at Santa Anita Park, as advanced sales have outpaced 2008 and 2009, the last time the event was held in Southern California. The 29th Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, consists of 15 races with purses and awards totaling more than $25 million. First race post time on Championship Friday is 11:15 a.m. PT. “We’re very encouraged by fan response to date as we return to Southern California and Santa Anita Park,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Breeders’ Cup has evolved into a multi-day celebration of the very best of Thoroughbred racing and we look forward to working with our host track and host cities of Los Angeles and Arcadia to provide a world class hospitality and entertainment experience for our guests. “Coming off such suc-
cessful race meetings at Del Mar and Saratoga this summer, we are excited to carry the strong momentum of fan support right through to the Championships.” Santa Anita President George Haines noted that the two-day Breeders' Cup is a highly anticipated component to Santa Anita's 24-day Autumn Meet, which begins on Friday, Sept. 28. General Admission tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, October 1 for online purchase only. The online price for Championship Friday will be $10. General Admission online price on Championship Saturday is $15. Patrons will be able to print their tickets at home and bring them to the track for admission. General admission prices at the gate on Championship Friday will be $15 and $20 on Championship Saturday. General admission tickets do not include a reserved seat at the racetrack. All fans attending the Breeders’ Cup will receive a complimentary official Breeders’ Cup World Championships track program.
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Joanne Crawford-Duner Elected Chair of Pasadena Based L.A. Children's Chorus
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Joanne Crawford-Duner has been elected Chair of the board of Directors of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs. The Covina Hills
resident, whose term began on August 1, has served on LACC’s Board of Direcords since 2008 and is the first non-LACC parent to serve in LACC’s key leadership role. She succeeds David Scheidemantle, who continues on the Board of Directors as Past Chair. CrawfordDuner is the Director of Marketing Communications for Nestle USA, where she oversees public relations, digital and social media, packaging communications and consumer promotions for the Beverage Division. “It is a pleasure to announce Joanne’s election to this key post,” says LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson. “A passionate
advocate for LACC, she is deeply committed to fostering the organization’s continued growth and artistic excellence through her tremendous business acumen, strong community focus and visionary leadership.” In 2009, CrawfordDuner helped to arrange Nestle USA’s sponsorship of LACC’s “First Experiences in Singing,” a satellite after-school enrichment program piloted at Daniel Webster Elementary School in Pasadena. Building on the program’s success and with Nestle USA’s continued support, LACC will expand into two more local elementary schools this coming school year.
Since 1932, Arcadia White Christmas has become a long standing tradition of reaching out and helping needy families during the holiday season. This year marks a special milestone for this organization as we celebrate our 80th Anniversary; the program began during the Depression when a schoolteacher observed some of her students coming to school hungry and poorly clothed. Out of her concern and generosity, a food drive was organized throughout the city for the students and their families during the holidays, thus giving rise to the name “White Christmas”. Today, they are again facing challenging times. Most families have in some way been touched by economic hardship. Looking at the beautiful homes in neighborhoods throughout Arcadia, many people are surprised to learn there are many low income families and individuals in the city. Less noticed are the homeless, the race track employees, senior citizens on fixed incomes and those who have
lost their jobs. Our Welfare Department provides assistance to Arcadia residents and to the homeless in Arcadia. Each client receives a listening ear and a helping hand. Assistance varies depending on the individual needs and include: Food, clothing, household items and financial assistance in emergency situations. However, difficult times also present opportunities to help and serve. This calls us to look beyond our own circumstances and work together as a community to aid families who really need our help. White Christmas continues to be a community based program run by volunteers. Last year they helped 178 Arcadia families who needed assistance. From the generous support of individuals and organizations like you, they will be able to provide these families gift certificates for groceries at Ralph’s, Walmart gift cards and a special toy for the younger children. As the holiday season draws near, they invite and
encourage you and/or your organization to help your fellow neighbor. Your contributions to Arcadia White Christmas will once again enable them to assist the numerous needy families in having a more joyful holiday season. If you or your organization would like to support this worthy cause, it would be greatly appreciated. You can mail your check (make payable to Arcadia White Christmas) to: Arcadia White Christmas, c/o Lee Segal, 1135 Fallen Leaf, Arcadia, CA 91006. If you wish to have further information or would like to be part of the Arcadia White Christmas tradition, please contact Arcadia Welfare & Thrift Shop, 323 N. First Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006 (626) 447-6864. Let’s Celebrate! Arcadia Welfare & Thrift Shop’s Open House, Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5-7 p.m. RE DU Bring a friend. Arcadia WelCE DP RIC N. fare & Thrift Shop. 323 E First Ave., Arcadia, RSVP to Mary Lindgren at (626) 3553472 or arcadia wts@gmail. com.
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The Social Whirl “Unforgettable” Evening Starring Natalie Cole and Honoring Dennis & Carolyn Lee Kicks Off Social Season Oct. 13
Crystal Ball honorees, the Unforgettable Carolyn and Dennis Lee. -Courtesy Photo
Methodist Hospital’s 23rd annual Crystal Ball with headliner Natalie Cole is aptly themed An Unforgettable Night with Natalie Cole. The glamorous affair is set for Saturday, October 13 at the Pasadena Convention Center, the annual black tie gala will honor former hospital president and CEO Dennis Lee and his wife, Carolyn, for their years of support for the hospital. Dennis Lee retired in 2011 after 17 years as CEO, and Carolyn was an equally committed supporter of the hospital during the couple’s two decades here. It should be a truly unforgettable evening, thanks to the months of work by co-chairs John Wuo and Peggy Tsiang Cherng and their dedicated committee. “It’s really a great honor to join with Peggy in honoring Dennis and Carolyn, who have done so much for the
hospital and for this community,” Wuo said. Themselves devoted hospital and Crystal Ball supporters, Peggy and her husband, Andrew, were Crystal Ball honorees in 2004, and John and his wife, Jane, co-hosted the event in 2007. This year’s proceeds will support the hospital’s elite stroke program, designated an advanced primary stroke center for Los Angeles County by The Joint Commission and recent recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The co-chairs and their committee have set their sights on surpassing the $530,000 raised by last year’s event. Wuo, immediate past chair of the Methodist Hospital Foundation board, is a former Arcadia mayor who currently serves on the city council. He has been a member of the foundation board since 2004, serves on the Cardiac Council and has supported many high profile hospital programs, including The Next Generation of Care campaign for the new North Tower. Through the years, Cherng has supported many of the same programs. Additionally, Cherng is co-founder
of the Panda Restaurant Group, sponsor of the Panda Cares Charity Golf Invitational, which donates a significant portion of its tournament proceeds to Methodist Hospital. “Crystal Ball is a very important event,” Cherng said. “Once a year it gives us a great opportunity to showcase to the community what the hospital is all about. At the same time, it allows people to celebrate an organization that they enthusiastically support.” The evening of fun and glamour will also include an elegant dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. To request an invitation, please contact Gloria Rico at (626) 821-2340 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Natalie Cole, daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, will perform hits that propelled her to fame in her own right – including “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” “Inseparable” and “Our Love.” She rerecorded standards by her father, resulting in such favorites as Grammy award-winning “Unforgettable…With Love).” Ms. Cole, who has many movies and television appearances to her credit as well as being the author of two best-selling books, has won nine Grammy awards throughout her illustrious career.
Sierra Madre Woman's Club Begins Year with Membership Tea Sept. 26 Sierra Madre Woman’s Club is reaching out to women throughout the area to attend their annual Membership Tea on Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. This will be held in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An afternoon of enjoyment is planned for those who attend and an opportunity to learn what this busy, caring group is all about. Founded in 1907 and celebrating its 105th year, the club has a long tradition of service to the community, generous
philanthropy donations to a long list of worthy causes and a place to make lasting friendships. They are also active members of the Federation of Women’s Clubs, a worldwide organization doing good throughout the globe. Daytime meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month through May, 11:00 a.m. This includes club business, a delicious catered lunch followed by a program of interest and enjoyment to members. Some months they also have a tea meeting on the fourth Wednesday at
1:00 p.m. The yearly club calendar includes several social, community and fund-raising events. Their very popular Wistaria Thrift Shop, recognized as one of the best in San Gabriel Valley, is located at the rear of the clubhouse and is a bargain, treasure seeker bonanza. For more information about this special club experience or about attending the Membership Tea, contact Membership Chair Phyllis Chapman at (626) 355-3928 or President Mary Carney at (626) 355-6225.
Relive Malt Shop Memories at Arcadia Woman's Club “Rockin' Back to the 50's” Saturday, September 22, 2012, 5-10 p.m. at Arcadia Woman’s Club, 324 S. First Ave., Arcadia. 50’s attire encouraged. Enjoy dinner and
live entertainment provided by the rock and roll band “Back in Time.” Cost $40 per person. RSVP by September 15th. Please make
checks payable to Arcadia Woman’s Club and send to Barbara Lampman, 1531 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006, (626) 355-8979.
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 C&L Collision Center 132 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 445-6630
RFG Oil Inc. 3 E. Duarte Rd. (626) 574-7138
Kragen Auto Parts* 723 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-2637
Pep Boys* 201 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-3906
Firestone 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 446-2164
MONROVIA BMW of Monrovia 1425 S. Mountain Ave. (626) 358-4269
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The Social Whirl Pasadena Musicians Named to Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Carrie Kennedy and Joel Pargman, Pasadena musicians, are Mr. & Mrs. -Courtesy Photo
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane announces the appointments of Carrie Kennedy, violin II (Pasadena), and Joel Pargman, violin II (Pasadena) to LACO’s roster, one of the nation’s leading orchestras renowned for its wide ranging repertoire and adventurous commissioning initiatives. The 2012-13 season marks the first full season with the Orchestra for Brophy, Kennedy and Pargman, and the first time that Hughes has performed with LACO. Kennedy and Pargman are husband and wife. Award winning violinist Carrie Kennedy has been the
featured soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, including the San Antonio, Richardson, University of Southern California, Torrance, Suburban, Brevard Festival, Clear Lake, Westchester, Solano and Magic Valley symphonies, and has performed concerts round the world. She joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in January 2012. She is also a member of the New West, Long Beach and Pasadena symphonies; Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and the Fiato Quartet, and performs with the Riverside County Philharmonic and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. She toured with
Historical Marker Dedication Oct.. 2 at Los Angeles County Arboretum (Former Home of Lucky Baldwin)
Andrea Bocelli, the Percy Faith Orchestra of Japan, and in South America with the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, and has recorded music for commercials, motion pictures and recordings. Joel Pargman, violin, graduated summa cum laude from USC in 2002, where he studied with Robert Lipsett and served as a teaching assistant in violin and in music history. Born in San Bernardino and having spent his youth in the Pacific Northwest, he now resides in Pasadena with his wife, LACO violinist Carrie Kennedy. A frequent guest performer with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 2005, Pargman won the violin audition to join LACO’s second violin section in December 2011. He also is a member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. In addition to his live performance engagements, Pargman records music for film, television and albums of diverse genres. He has performed as a featured soloist with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musicians Emeritus Symphony Orchestra, the Tacoma Youth and Bremerton symphonies.
Missing Person: Mattie Pearl Williams Mattie Pearl Williams, a 61-year-old woman who lives in Arcadia, has been reported as missing. The 5’11″, 155-pound woman was last seen at her Arcadia apartment on early September and was reported missing on Sunday, Sept. 16. Williams lives alone and has a history of psychological issues. She
abandoned her apartment and its contents on Sept. 2. The Arcadia Police Department continues its search for Ms. Williams and is seeking the public’s help in locating her. Anyone with information regarding Ms. Williams’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 5745156.
Everyday is an open house:
A new “History Lives Here” historical marker showcasing vintage photographs and descriptions of the history and evolution of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden that was once the home of Arcadia founder Lucky Baldwin will be dedicated at 4 p.m. October 2 near the main entrance of the Arboretum. A special first-ever preview of a mock-up of the Marker will be unveiled to attendees of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Arcadia at the Arboretum on September 24. This is the ninth Marker dedicated by the Arcadia Historical Society in five years and the first to be entirely funded and presented by the independent Friends of the Society group which
An Interactive Musical for Children Important Hollywood director C.B. DeMan is casting roles for his big new Halloween Show. There is a problem: The ghost, skeleton, witch, giant, black cat and invisible man who live in the Playhouse are scared of being scary. The solution: Have the audience members show them how it’s done. The Halloween Show is a new musical that provides plenty of opportunities for youngsters in the audience to participate from their seats or, when called upon, to join the actors on
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the prime property surrounding the adobe and cottage at less than market value to an ambitious group of horticulturists backed by the County and the State for the purpose of creating an Arboretum. History still lives here because of their efforts. The series of Historical Markers are part of the nonprofit Society’s mission to create broader public awareness of noteworthy historical events, people and landmarks in Arcadia. Gene Glasco is president of the Arcadia Historical Society. Sandy Snider researched, wrote and coordinated the photographs for the Derby, Arboretum, and upcoming Lucky Baldwin Markers as a member of the Society’s Historical Marker Committee chaired by Scott Hettrick and assisted by Carol Libby.
June Chandler's Fairy Tale Theatre Presents the Halloween Show: World Premiere Engagement Begins Sept. 29 at Sierra Madre Playhouse
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supports the Society in many ways. The tenth Marker will be dedicated this fall, coinciding with the unveiling of a new life-size statue of Lucky Baldwin. The 127-acre Arboretum was the heart of the sprawling Rancho Santa Anita, originally an outpost of Mission San Gabriel. Baldwin purchased 8,500 acres of Rancho Santa Anita in 1875 and eventually owned nearly 50,000 acres of today’s San Gabriel Valley before he died in 1909. His daughter, Anita, maintained her father’s beloved Santa Anita home site for decades but was forced to sell it in 1936 due to financial burdens created by the Great Depression. In 1947, the new owners, a real estate syndicate headed by the Chandler family (longtime owners of the Los Angeles Times) sold
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stage. Audience members are encouraged to wear their costumes and bring their cameras. Kids will also be able to participate in the Skeleton Dance. You can get a preview of it on YouTube. The cast of The Halloween Show includes Hal Sweesy as C.B. DeMan, Barbara D. Antonio as The Black Cat, Michael Evans as Gerald Giant, Donna Ieraci as Gracie Ghost, Joyce Sindel as Wendy Witch, Helen Frederick as Scarlett Skeleton, and Steve Cipriani as the Invisible Man. The Halloween Show is sponsored in part by the
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation and the Sierra Madre Community Foundation. Where: Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Ample free parking behind theatre. When: September 29-November 3, 2012, Saturdays at 11 a.m., October 13 performance includes American Sign Language interpretation for the hearing impaired. Admission: $18. Children 12 and under, #12. Group rates available upon request. Reservations: (626) 355-4318 Online Ticketing: www. sierramadreplayhouse.org.
PCC Online Tutoring The Pasadena City College Learning Assistance Center recently partnered with Smarthinking, Inc. to launch freeonline tutoring services that students can access 24 hours a day. This online service is intended to complement the college’s in-person, peer-tutoring programs. Students can immediately connect and interact with a live tutor, and schedule a personal session with a tutor ofchoice. Students can also submit a question and
receive a reply from a tutor, or even submit a paper for review. Online tutors are available for a wide range of subjects, including writing (for any subject), mathematics (basic math through calculus II), accounting, statistics, economics, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, and Spanish. For information, contact LAC Director John Wood (jcwood@pasadena. edu) or log on www.pasadena.edu/smarthinking.
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Planned Parenthood Celebrates 79 Years This year, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley celebrates 79 years as a vital part of the local San Gabriel Valley communities with an elegant Farm-to-Tableinspired dinner at a popular Pasadena restaurant. “We’re here to ensure that nobody gets left behind as the health care framework in our country shifts,” said Sheri Bonner, President and CEO. “We’re grateful for our growing number of sup-
porters who value Planned Parenthood as a trusted place that women and families rely on for the critical services and tools needed to plan a healthy future.” Community members convene for the Fall Benefit, one of two annual events that celebrate the work of this essential organization. Over 41,000 local residents received highquality care at Planned Parenthood’s four local health centers and multiple satellite locations this past
year. More than 95% of the health care services are preventive, including lifesaving cancer screenings, all FDA-approved methods of birth control, annual exams, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and much more. The event will take place on Sunday, September 30th at 5:30pm at a local Pasadena restaurant. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, please contact Merideth at (626) 794-5737 ext. 102.
Attorney Files Another Complaint Against Pasadena Officer Okamoto Attorney Michael Kraut has sent another complaint to Chief Sanchez of Pasadena Police Department after the initial compalint filed April 5, 2012. “This complaint and supporting documentation is solid proof of the perjury committed by Okamoto during the trial and the false statements made to Judge Terry Schwartz of the Pasadena Superior Court during pretiral proceedings as well
as in the trial.” Kraut says in an email to this newspaper. The formal complaint, dated Sept. 12, makes allegations that Officer Okamoto was involved in perjury and Massiah violations in the matter of People v. Delossantos and Damas matter, Case # GA079201. Attorney Kraut states they have “obtained updated statements” from Alexander Andres, the DJ who was working at Wokcano
the night of the incident. The 57-page document obtained by this newspaper icludes court transcripts and alleges that Okamoto failed to turn over several audio recordings of eyewitness interviews. Kraut maintains this evidence was “ both relevant and exculpatory.” The attorney also states that Okamoto pressred witnesses to change statements, according to the new complaint.
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into his death by both the FBI and the Officer Independent Review Group. “The chief is a bad apple, and it's been time to get him out of there,” said Green. “If you take the chief out, people will know that you can't come here thinking you can get away with something … and everybody's going to pat you on the back. If we don't do something, nobody's going to be safe walking up and down these streets.” The awards dinner at the Hilton honored several people, including City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris who received the President's Award. In an email announcement sent out by McDade family attorney Caree Harper, Bagneris was identified as one of the 12 defense attorneys representing the two Pasadena officers “who killed Kendrec McDade and left him handcuffed on ground and crying out in agony.” In the email Harper said: “They're currently in litigation against the city of Pasadena with the City Attorney representing the city - the timing couldn't be more horrible.” According to Joe Brown, president of the NAACP Pasadena chapter, the honorees had been selected over nine months ago on rigorous criteria, such as being recommended by members of the community and demonstrat-
ing significant contributions toward improving civil rights and race relations. The protest included nearly 30 participants who assembled on the sidewalk outside the Pasadena Hilton, holding up signs and calling out to drivers to “Honk for justice!” The demonstration was peaceful for the most part, except for a minor incident when Harper attempted to crash the award ceremony taking place inside the hotel. But hotel security prevented her from entering the lobby. “I think this is a slap in the face to my grandbaby,” said Alfred Nathaniel McDade, the grandfather of the slain teen. “They're giving out awards when they should be thinking about how the family feels about all this ... about the loss of the life of my grandbaby.” When asked how he felt about the progress into the investigation of his grandson’s death, he said, “I'm not satisfied; if the truth be known (the investigation) is just going along with the police chief, and whatever he has to say. And I don't like it.” However, there was a difference in opinion in the African-American community toward protesting the NAACP at the awards dinner. In his Sep. 12 column for The Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley Journal News, an independent African-American
Kenneth McDade speaks with an officer from Pasadena Police Dept, outside the Hilton last week. -Photo by Terry Miller
newspaper, Cameron Turner said, “I commend the Pasadena NAACP for shrugging off criticism from an L.A. civil rights group and moving forward with plans to recognize Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez and Pasadena City Attorney Michele Bagneris at tonight's 27th Ruby McKnight Williams Awards Dinner.” The civil rights group Turner spoke of in his column was Los Angeles-based Project Islamic HOPE, whose director, Najee Ali, organized the protest against the awards dinner. Turner also wrote in his column that the NAACP was right to honor the chief and city attorney “because, like all of the individuals being saluted this evening, Sanchez (who will serve as emcee) and Bagneris (who will receive the President's Award) have distinguished themselves through honorable service to our community - including the response to the McDade tragedy.” But the issue of deserved distinction was not the case in point, according to Reverend Dr. Lewis E. Logan II, who showed his support at the demonstration. He said the awards dinner showed a lack of response to the family’s need for justice and healing. “There's still a lot of hurt - the wound is still fresh,” said Logan, co-founder of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship. “And I think there's a sense of betrayal because the NAACP, which is suppose to protect those in the community who are being brutalized, is awarding the very entity that has perpetrated the brutality.” As of Sept. 14, McDade’s mother, Anya Slaughter, has dropped three Pasadena police officials from her civil-rights lawsuit against the city. The complaint filed on behalf of Slaughter dismisses Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, Lt. Phlunte Riddle and Det. Keith Gomez. The previous complaint, filed by Harper on behalf of McDade’s parents, named the city, Sanchez, Riddle, Gomez, Griffin and Newlen. Harper no longer represents Slaughter, but continues to represent the father, Kenneth McDade. McDade was shot and killed on Mar. 24 by two Pasadena police officers responding to a bogus 911 call for armed robbery. Officers said they thought McDade was reaching for a gun in his waistband to fire at them, but he was found to be unarmed.
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Cullen Jones, Olympic Gold Medalist, Shares Olympic Experiences
Santa Anita Bugler Jay Cohen to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Blowing His Own Horn
-Photo by Terry Miller -Courtesy Photo
On Sunday, September 9, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (RBAC) welcomed US Olympian, Cullen Jones. Jones, who almost drowned as a young child, became an advocate for teaching young children to swim which he sees as the best form of teaching water safety. As an accomplished athlete, he also counsels young people to strive for excellence in all that they do. Jones addressed over 80 swim team members and numerous parents, encouraging everyone to stay involved with the sport of swimming and to accomplish their goals. “The team chanted ‘USA, USA, USA’ as he approached. He brought his medals, wearing them around his neck, and the Olympic spirit to our deck. It is so
thrilling and motivating for these swimmers to be in the presence of a worldclass athlete,” stated Leah McCrary, RBAC Swim Team parent. In 2008 at the Beijing Olympics, Jones became the second African-American in history to win an Olympic Gold medal in swimming when he assisted his relay team of Lezak, Phelps and Weber-Gale to win Gold over the French in the 4x100 Men’s Freestyle Relay. “We had a great day with Cullen Jones,” commented Jeff Julian, RBAC Head Coach, Swim. “He is very approachable and so relaxed when he is in the pool environment. But he makes it clear that excellence is achieved and Olympic medals are won only with determination and discipline.”
The multi-faceted Jay Cohen, who has served as Santa Anita’s Bugler since Dec. 26, 1987, will continue his 25-year march at The Great Race Place when it opens for its 24-day Autumn Meet on Sept. 28. A Cherry Hill, New Jersey native, Cohen approaches his job with the enthusiasm of a teenager, working the grandstand between races, performing Happy Birthday songs, telling jokes and regaling fans of all ages with an array of magic tricks—all in addition to his primary obligation, which is to welcome the horses and jockeys onto
the track for each race with the Call to the Post. “Growing up and even out of college, I’d have never in a million years guessed that I’d be celebrating my 25th anniversary working at a racetrack, let alone a place like Santa Anita,” said Cohen. “When I got out of school, I got a job teaching and that’s what I thought I’d be doing for the rest of my life, teaching and playing music.” How did Cohen, 56, first find his way to Santa Anita? “I was teaching music in the public schools and my wife was working for RCA.
After a trip to Southern California, we kept saying how much we would like to move there. She checked the job openings at RCA and found an opening at NBC (Burbank) and she got the job. “When we transferred here I wanted to try to be a full-time musician. I was able to get work in two weeks and I picked up a church gig in Glendale. Thanks to a guy named Keith Snell, I found out there was an opening at Santa Anita for a bugler. “After 25 years, I guess you could say I’ve just about got it figured out, but everyday is still an adventure for me. I love interacting with the people and I love having an opportunity to make them laugh. I get a kick out of seeing them enjoying themselves and enjoying what for many of them is an unforgettable day.” In addition to Santa Anita, Cohen also serves as the track bugler at Hollywood Park and Fairplex Park. “Before I started working at Santa Anita, I never saw a horse race except on television. I never went to the track,” Cohen said.
As a result of the connections and friendships he’s cultivated at the racetrack, Cohen has also found regular work in a variety of settings. “I play at over 1,000 birthdays a year and at lot of parties for (horse) owners, where I do everything from welcoming guests to entertaining them with songs, magic, and stand-up comedy. I also work corporate functions around town like the LA Sports Council dinner, the Jimmy Stewart Marathon and the California 500. I’ve also been fortunate enough to do about 40 movies and television shows,” Cohen added. As the irrepressible bugler/comic/magician closes in on his 25,000th Call to the Post at Santa Anita, Cohen is eagerly awaiting the twoday Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 2 & 3. “People come from all over the world for the Breeders’ Cup. I’ve now learned over 65 national anthems, so hopefully, I’ll have something at the ready for everyone.”
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