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Completion Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue of Gold Tips for Staying Safe Along Rose Parade Route Line Bridge Celebrated by Jim E. Winburn For commuters of the San Gabriel Valley, this freeway project could very well be the bridge of progress that many have longed for. Spanning 584 feet over the Foothill (210) Freeway, the Arcadia Gold Line bridge is the most visible part of the 11.5-mile eastward extension project that leads through Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa. Local media were treated to a tour and photo opportunity of this newly finished Gold Line bridge Wednesday morning from Newcastle Park in Arcadia. The $18.6-million bridge, completed on time and on budget, is only one element of the $1.2 billion annual Rose Parade brings a lot of extra concerns to local law enforcement with so many visitors. The city is offering advice on how to deal with extension project through the The the crowds and stay safe. -Photo by Terry Miller valley, according to Habib As this year’s Rose PaOvernight camping is Dec. 31. At that time specMinors under the age Balian, CEO of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension rade approaches, the Pasade- permitted only on the night tators may move out to the of 18 may be on the parade na Fire Department is issuing of Dec. 31. honor line. route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Construction Authority. A permanent position Small, professionally only if they are under the suAnd with full funding by safety tips for the thousands barbeques pervision of adults. Los Angeles County Mea- of overnight campers who on the sidewalk may be manufactured Dress for cold weather. sure R, Balian was quick to line the route on New Year’s maintained along the parade elevated at least one foot off report that the civil project Eve.The parade route will route beginning at noon on the ground are allowed on Children and seniors may has been generous to the lo- be a safer place if everyone Dec. 31. The “Blue Line” is the parade route. 25’ from need extra layers of clothing cal economy. “Ninety-two follows the rules and regula- the honor line. All persons building or other combus- to avoid hypothermia. Stay hydrated and conpercent of everything that is tions intended for the safety and property such as blan- tibles. A fire extinguisher of all parade-goers. kets, chairs, etc., must remain and water must be readily Please see page 4 Please see page 6 What You Can Do: on the curb until 11 p.m. on available.

Sheriff ’s Arrest Deputy for Felony Assault Deputy Used Feet to Assault Inmate The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Internal Criminal Investigation Bureau Thursday arrested Deputy Jermaine Jackson, a 5-year veteran, on four felony assault charges under Please see page 2

MTA Board Meeting on North Cities Seat Najarian Will Seek a New Nomination On December 6, 2012 the League of California Cities, Los Angeles Division City Selection Committee held its regular meeting to, among other things, confirm the nomination of Ara Najarian to the seat on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors. Such confirmations have historically been pro forma ratifications. The Najarian nomination came from the North County Cities Sector at meeting held this past October. North County Cities represent one-million

residents. The MTA Board includes one representative from the San Gabriel Valley Cities, West Side Cities, Gateway Cities, and North County Cities. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder, and operator for one of the country’s largPlease see page 7

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects The State Allocation Board (SAB) today disbursed $383.8 million for new school construction and modernization projects across 110 school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools statewide, announced State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “Our schools play a key role in California’s future,” said Torlakson. “These new funds provide vital assistance to local districts in the construction and rebuilding of schools, creating jobs in the community, and providing better opportunities to students for a successful fuPlease see page 6

Norton Simon Museum Presents Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait” On loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena opened last Friday a display of Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 “SelfPortrait.” Exhibited on the West Coast for the first time, “Self-Portrait” is a beautiful oil on canvas, approximately 23 x 17 inches in size, of bright blues, golden yellows, and emerald highlights depicting the artist with his famous severed ear away from the viewer and mesmerizing piercing eyes. Painted just one year before his death, this is

Van Gogh’s display at the Norton Museum. -Photo by Dena Burroughs

one of only three works in which van Gogh depicted himself as an artist (next to brushes and paint), out of his 36 known self-portraits.

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Counterfeit Goods Shipments Targeted NASA Probes Prepare as Part of Operation Holiday Hoax for Mission-Ending Last week, federal au- authorities note that at least gitimate manufacturers and Moon Impact thorities at a Los Angeles In- some of the parcels were be- distributors from the health ternational Airport express cargo consignment facility interdicted more than a hundred shipments containing suspected counterfeit goods in stepped up enforcement actions as part of Operation Holiday Hoax, an international effort targeting the importation and distribution of counterfeit and pirated products. The enforcement surge, conducted by officers and import specialists from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), resulted in the interdiction of a wide variety of suspected counterfeit merchandise, including headphones, sports jerseys and cell phone accessories. Once it is determined that the items are counterfeit, CBP will seize the merchandise. CBP and HSI representatives say many of the intercepted items were likely destined for unscrupulous vendors for intended resale. HSI will be conducting follow-up investigations to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute those cases. However,

ing shipped directly to consumers, many whom may not have realized they were buying counterfeits. “We’re endeavoring to protect not only the companies that make copyrighted products, but also unwitting buyers who get fleeced by these fakes,” said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for HSI Los Angeles. “Consumers order merchandise on line believing they’re getting the genuine article, only to receive a shoddy and sometimes dangerous counterfeit version.” CBP officials say counterfeit goods are increasingly coming into the United States in smaller parcels versus larger shipments through the express cargo facilities. The trend, which authorities attribute in part to increased sales traffic over the Internet, has resulted in a heightened emphasis on screenings at major air cargo facilities, including this week’s operation in Los Angeles. “Operation Holiday Hoax is a prime example of the cooperation and partnership between agencies within the Department of Homeland Security to achieve the mutual goal of protecting consumers, le-

and economic hazards of counterfeit merchandise flooding the markets during the holiday season,” said Todd C. Owen, CBP director of field operations in Los Angeles. Nationally and internationally, Operation Holiday Hoax began Nov. 26 and is scheduled to run until Dec. 26. During that time, federal and local law enforcement officers will seize products such as electronics, clothing, DVDs and toys. As in years past, most of these items are ordered online as part of the holiday shopping season. This is the third year that the HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center in Virginia has conducted Operation Holiday Hoax. Last year’s operation led to the seizure of more than 327,000 counterfeit and pirated items nationwide with an estimated value based upon the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, of nearly $77 million. In 2009 the operation netted more than $26 million worth of seized goods. To report IP theft or to learn more about the IPR Center, visit www.IPRCenter.gov.

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the color of authority and two misdemeanor counts of falsifying police reports while working at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Jackson was taken into custody by ICIB investigators at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday without incident. The arrest comes one year after major allegations were brought against the

deptarment’s and in particulary, Sheriff Lee Baca’s handling of Los Angeles prisom system The arrest came after several months of ICIB’s investigation that revealed the 35-year-old Jackson of Corona had allegedly assaulted two inmates on two separate occasions using a deadly weapon – namely his feet

– and falsifying two police reports, which are misdemeanors. Jackson, who had been assigned to Twin Towers for five years, is currently being booked into the Los Angeles County jail system on $100,000 bail. The investigation is ongoing. Jackson was immediately relieved of duty without pay.

Twin lunar-orbiting NASA spacecraft that have allowed scientists to learn more about the internal structure and composition of the moon are being prepared for their controlled descent and impact on a mountain near the moon’s north pole at about 2:28 p.m. PST (5:28 p.m. EST) Monday, Dec. 17. Ebb and Flow, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission probes, are being sent purposely into the lunar surface because their low orbit and low fuel levels preclude further scientific operations. The duo’s successful prime and extended science missions generated the highest-resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The map will provide a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed and evolved. “It is going to be difficult to say goodbye,” said GRAIL principal investigator Maria Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. “Our little robotic twins have been exemplary members of the GRAIL family, and planetary science has advanced in a major way because of their contributions.” The mountain where the two spacecraft will make contact is located near a crater named Goldschmidt. Both spacecraft have been flying in formation around the moon since Jan. 1, 2012. They were named by elementary school students in Bozeman, Mont., who won a contest. The first probe to reach the moon, Ebb, also will be the first to go down, at 2:28:40 p.m. PST. Flow will follow Ebb about 20 seconds later. Both spacecraft will hit the surface at 3,760 mph (1.7 kilometers per second). No imagery of the impact is expected because the region will be in shadow at the time. Ebb and Flow will conduct one final experiment before their mission ends. They will fire their main engines until their propellant tanks are empty to determine precisely the amount of fuel remaining in their tanks. This will help NASA engineers validate fuel consumption computer models to improve predictions of

fuel needs for future missions. “Our lunar twins may be in the twilight of their operational lives, but one thing is for sure, they are going down swinging,” said GRAIL project manager David Lehman of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “Even during the last half of their last orbit, we are going to do an engineering experiment that could help future missions operate more efficiently.” Because the exact amount of fuel remaining aboard each spacecraft is unknown, mission navigators and engineers designed the depletion burn to allow the probes to descend gradually for several hours and skim the surface of the moon until the elevated terrain of the target mountain gets in their way. The burn that will change the spacecrafts’ orbit and ensure the impact is scheduled to take place Friday morning, Dec. 14. “Such a unique end-ofmission scenario requires extensive and detailed mission planning and navigation,” said Lehman. “We’ve had our share of challenges during this mission and always come through in flying colors, but nobody I know around here has ever flown into a moon mountain before. It’ll be a first for us, that’s for sure.” During their prime mission, from March through May, Ebb and Flow collected data while orbiting at an average altitude of 34 miles (55 kilometers). Their altitude was lowered to 14 miles (23 kilometers) for their extended mission, which began Aug. 30 and sometimes placed them within a few miles of the moon’s tallest surface features. JPL manages the GRAIL mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The mission is part of the Discovery Program managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver built the spacecraft. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. For more information about GRAIL, visit: http:// www.nasa.gov/grail.

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Fresh and Easy to Sell Stores in US

Times are Tough for British Tesco Corporation

The Fresh and Easy store in Arcadia was one of the first in California. -Photo by Terry Miller

Tesco said it is considering selling its Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores and will probably leave the United States , the British newspaper The Guardian reported r on Wednesday. Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has called in investment bankers to advise on what to do with the Fresh & Easy chain, which has 200 stores. However, he admitted Tesco was most likely to “exit” the business, which it had once hoped to build into a huge chain that could take on Walmart according, to The Guardian in London Tesco has had a bad 2012. In January Clarke had to unveil the grocer’s first profits warning in 20 years. He is now battling to restore the grocer’s once formidable reputation, pouring £1bn into the core UK business to improve service, update the stores and regain the supermarket’s reputation for being unbeatable on price. The decision to quit the US gave the company’s shares a boost, however, and they closed up 3.3% at 336.7p as investors cheered the fact that there was now an end in sight to

the losses the Fresh & Easy venture has racked up. Fresh abd Easy USA CEOMason, a former marketing man who had been with Tesco for 30 years has left, effective immediately. The 55-year-old also has a £9m pension pot and could start drawing his £477,000-a-year pension straight away. He also separately owns £6.6m of shares, having sold 2m shares over the past 18 months. Clarke thanked Mason for his work but said he had to make the “tough calls at the right time”. He added: “Having assessed its long-term potential, we’ve concluded that Fresh & Easy is not going to achieve the scale and profitability it needs in a reasonable timescale.” Fresh & Easy’s chief executive, Tim Mason, is also leaving after three decades at Tesco, the company said. The Fresh & Easy chain launched in 2007 with much fanfare and high ambitions of creating a network of hundreds of smaller-format stores on the West Coast. But the supermarkets never proved profitable.

In October, Tesco announced plans to cut back on investing in the chain after closing 12 stores earlier in the year. There are still nearly 200 locations open in California, Arizona and Nevada. Despite those efforts to slash costs, “it is now clear that Fresh & Easy will not deliver acceptable shareholder returns on an appropriate time frame in its current form,” Tesco said. Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, said “all options are under consideration.” “Whilst the business has many positives, its journey to scale and acceptable returns will take too long relative to other opportunities,” he said in a statement. In a conference call on Wednesday, Clarke said it was “likely” that Tesco’s “presence in America will come to an end.” This decision comes at a sensitive time for Tesco, which has been trying to turn around a decline in profit at home in Britain and fighting off criticisms that it has put too much money into rapid -- and so far unprofitable -- expansion in some areas overseas.

Glendale Water & Power Customers Receive Fraud Calls The Glendale Water & Power (GWP) Department learned that some customers received a call from a male impersonating a GWP employee. The individual asked customers to pay their utility bill over the phone by providing personal credit card information or their power would be turned off. Unfortunately these fraudulent calls are becoming more prevalent. Because

of their professional and customer service oriented tactics, customers are lured into paying a non-existent utility bill via credit card. As a reminder, GWP representatives will never ask for payment over the phone, nor will a representative visit your home and ask for payment. Customers can pay their utility bills securely online or through our automated phone system. If customers receive a

call from GWP impersonators asking for payment over the phone, customers should contact GWP immediately at (818) 548 3300. Working in conjunction with the Glendale Police Department, Glendale Water & Power posted fraud alert messages on its Twitter, Facebook, and website alerting customers about these fraudulent calls.

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West Covina School District and San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers Vote to Oppose Storm Water Tax The “sneak attack to raise additional taxes on property owners” has suffered another setback with the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers and the West Covina Unified School District voting to oppose the Flood Control District’s effort to impose additional storm water fees, according to a press release sent by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s office Thursday.. “Despite the fact that the flood control district is making deals with schools with promises of funding in exchange for support, the new tax effort is losing the support of school districts and businesses,” he said. “At a time when families are struggling, schools are hurting, and businesses are fleeing the state, they are asking property owners, schools and businesses to fork over more money.”

The “Official Notice to Property Owners of Public Hearing” was mailed last week. County property owners may protest this new fee by returning the enclosed protest form. “While the mailing looks like junk mail, it is an important document that allows one to protest the proposed parcel tax,” Antonovich added. Residents have until January 15 to file their objection by returning their protest form or protesting at the public hearing on

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California Mental Health Services Authority Launches Campaign to Prevent Suicide As part of its comprehensive Suicide Prevention Initiative, the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) has launched a mass media campaign intended to prepare Californians to prevent suicide by encouraging them to know the warning signs for suicide, find the words to offer help to someone they are concerned about and reach out to resources. In 2010, 3,823 Californians took their own lives, and 16,425 people were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries. “These facts are a grim reminder of the need for prevention and early intervention programs in California,” said Stephanie Welch, Senior Program Manager for CalMHSA. “The Know the Signs campaign serves as a way for us to educate our communities how to play a role in the prevention and early intervention process by reaching out to loved ones who may be at risk for suicide.” It’s often difficult for individuals who might be at risk for suicide to reach out for help. Therefore, the campaign speaks directly to individuals who are most likely to see the signs of suicide and respond appropriately, such as family and friends.

“While the signs for suicide can be subtle, they are there,” said Anara Guard, suicide prevention advisor to the campaign. “The campaign goals are to educate people on what those signs are, to recognize them when they are present, and how to intervene early before the situation becomes critical.” The mass media campaign includes TV, radio, outdoor billboards, online, mobile and print advertisements and is running across the state through January. Most campaign materials are available in both English and Spanish. Campaign materials are also available for download on www.YourVoiceCounts.org, the campaign’s online forum that encourages dialogue and participation for suicide prevention. “By leveraging the power of existing Counties suicide prevention and mental health programs, we are aiming to lend a level of sustainability and community awareness that we cannot achieve alone, said Welch. “Each County plays a role in extending the reach of our campaign by implementing it in their own backyard.” The campaign is funded by counties through the voter approved Mental Health Ser-

vices Act (MHSA) (Prop. 63) and administered by CalMHSA, an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. This suicide prevention social marketing campaign is one of several contracts awarded to realize the goals and objectives of the Suicide Prevention Initiative. Other statewide initiatives funded by the MHSA include Stigma and Discrimination Reduction and Student Mental Health. The 3 year campaign is funded from September 2011 through June 2014, and aims to achieve the following goals: Prepare more Californians to prevent suicide by increasing knowledge of warning signs, how to offer help and local resources. Provide individuals who are going through tough times with resources, hope and reassurance that help is available. Work with the news media to increase reporting about suicide in ways that are consistent with national recommendations. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273TALK (8255) to speak with an experienced crisis counselor 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

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in this project is local,” said Balian. “It was not only big contractors, but small business.” According to Balian, materials such as steel-reinforced concrete and rebar were provided by enterprises as local as Irwindale and South Los Angeles. Artist Andrew Leicester, who is the Metro Gold Line bridge winning designer for the project, came up with the concept of the bridge baskets, intertwining the idea of transportation with Native American basket making.

-Photo by Terry Miller

“The basket is this kind of archetypal vessel,” said Leicester, explaining that it was one of the earliest tools of trade and travel. “Today it would be similar to a semitruck.” The bridge baskets are made of 60 stacked segments and weigh 800 pounds each. They also came with the hefty cost of $500,000 to create and install. More than 200 community members and project stakeholders have been invited to attend a Gold Line Bridge Completion Cere-

mony on Saturday, Dec. 15. Attendance has been limited due to the restrictions of space and access to the bridge site. Metro Gold Line recently issued a construction notice for the Foothill Extension through Dec. 15, when final bridge work is expected to be completed. For Gold Line Bridge construction information, call the 24-hour toll-free project hotline at (855) 446-1160 or visit the Metro Gold Line website at www.foothillextension.org.


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Relaxing on the Palm Springs Riviera By Greg Aragon I love Palm Springs because it is not only an exciting, desert resort community; but it also gives a peek into the hip, Hollywood glam days of the 1960’s, where boxy, modern architecture mixed with big name celebrities. I began a recent getaway to the desert oasis at the 406-roon Riviera Palm Springs, located in the heart of Old Town. Here, at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, I walked through a glitzy lobby, sparkling with chandeliers and mirrored walls, and checked into a beautiful suite that reminded me of an old Hollywood movie. My room, like all Rivera rooms, was decked in what I call “retro chic.” Highlights include a king bed with giant, white leather headboard; luxurious marble bathroom, with two sinks, walk-in shower and old-fashioned tub in the middle of the floor; large flat screen TV; office desk

with wireless Internet; and a secluded balcony, overlooking the mountains and lush pool area. Once acquainted with my accommodations, I explored the property. Nestled on 24 acres at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, the resort originally opened in 1959 and quickly became a Hollywood retreat, where celebrities such as Rat Packers Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., along with countless other stars, came to relax and play in the desert sun. And like many old stars, the resort has had some work done to keep things shiny. In 2006, the property became part of the Noble House family and underwent a stunning $70 million facelift, including a new modern spa, two sparkling swimming pools, signature fine dining and entertainment. The new owners also added acres of lushly-landscaped gardens, intimate courtyards, fire pits, and an array of meeting and event space. But even though the resort features a myriad of fine modern amenities, it manages to keep that dis-

tinct late 1950’s charm and allure that brought Hollywood’s biggest names out. In fact, everywhere you look the hotel is peppered with old photographs, saucy lounge areas, glitzy walls and hip decor. After touring the grounds I decided to try out the hotel’s renowned Spa Terre and sample their signature Balinese massage. I began my rejuvenating journey by relaxing in the Buddha Lounge, an indoor tropical paradise, with palm trees, waterfalls, cabanas and Jacuzzis. I then met my masseuse, who led me to a calming room, where I experienced a soothing and aromatic Balinese rubdown. After the massage I relaxed in the steam room and then drove to the Palm Springs Air museum (www. palmspringsairmuseum. com), where I encountered one of the nation’s largest collections of real World War II flying aircraft, along with a massive library of 8,500 volumes related to aviation and American military history. Highlights of my visit included a Grumman F4F

Wildcat, which was used aboard carriers for both the US Navy and the British Royal Navy during the start of WWII. Near the Wildcat I also discovered the F-14 Tomcat, a supersonic, twin-engine fighter that became a standard aboard US Navy carriers until it was retired in 2006. From the air museum I zoomed to Indian Canyons (www.indian-canyons. com), where centuries ago, ancestors of the Agua Caliente Indians settled in the

Palm Springs area and developed complex communities in desert canyons. With an abundant water supply, the plants, animals, and Cahuilla Indians thrived. They grew crops of melons, squash, beans, and corn. Today, remains of Cahuilla society like rock art, house pits, foundations, irrigation ditches, dams, reservoirs, trails, and food preparation areas still exist in the canyons. Back at the Riviera, I had a fabulous dinner at

Circa 59, the hotel’s signature restaurant. Here, with Frank Sinatra playing in the background and the pool shimmering a few feet away, I enjoyed a delicious steak dinner and a dry martini on the patio. I concluded the night at the Hotel’s Sidebar. For more information on visiting Palm Springs, call 800.347.7748 or visit wwwvisitpalmsprings.com. For more info on staying at Riviera Palm Springs, visit: www.psriviera.com.

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California Natural Resources Agency Announces $975,000 Grant for Glendale Narrows Riverwalk The City of Glendale’s Community Services & Parks Department announced today that Phase II of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project has been awarded a grant of $975,000 by the California Natural Resources Agency. Glendale was one of only 33 proposed projects selected statewide as part of Proposition 84’s California River Parkways program. “We are extremely excited to have been awarded funds in this highly competitive grant program,” said Director of Community Services & Parks, Jess Duran. “This award is a reflection of the positive response from the State for the good work we have done on Phase I of Riverwalk, and indicates their belief in us to continue this work on Phase II.” Phase II of Riverwalk, which is scheduled to begin design and construction next year, will extend the Phase I recreational trail east and south along the Los Angeles River to the Verdugo Wash. It will include an additional

park, a river overlook, and a gated entry area. When Phase II of the project is completed, the City of Glendale will be the only city on the entire 52 miles of the Los Angeles River to devote its entire river frontage to recreation. The Grand Opening for Phase I of the project will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the corner of Paula and Garden Streets in Glendale. Phase I includes two small parks, an equestrian facility, a public art project, and half a mile of recreational trail. The public is invited to attend this ribbon-cutting ceremony and visit the Riverwalk parks and trail for the first time. The completion of Phase II of Riverwalk will set the stage for Phase III which envisions a non-motorized bridge from Riverwalk across the river into Griffith Park, providing Glendale residents access to one of the largest urban parks in the country, and Los Angeles residents a

gateway to all that Glendale has to offer. In 2006, California voters passed Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act, which authorized the Legislature to appropriate funds to benefit river parkway projects. These projects will create recreation opportunities for families, restore fish and wildlife habitat, provide flood management, and enhance California’s river parkways. More information about the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk can be found here. Glendale, known as the “Jewel City,” is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles County. With a population over 190,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail and banking.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto Receives Legislator of the Year Award from the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Award Recognizes Gatto's Fostering of Industry, Job Creation, and Supporting a Clean, Renewable, Domestic Energy Source Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will be presented with the Legislator of the Year Award tonight from the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), a not-for-profit group that represents renewable natural-gas producers throughout the country. Renewable natural gas is an alternative, renewable energy, derived from the natural decomposition of waste from landfills and organic sources and is used to generate green electricity and clean transportation fuel. “Mike Gatto is exactly the kind of legislator California needs right now,” said Harrison Clay, President of Clean Energy Renewable Fuels and founding board member of CRNG. “He is a practical-problem solver who thinks about the long term. He is diligent, thorough and determined to do the right thing for California and its residents.” The award is being given to recognize Gatto’s

work on renewable natural gas this year, including two bills he authored: AB 1900 and AB 2196. The bills helped to break down barriers to using this renewable fuel in California and helped clarify the fuel’s treatment under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, which require all utilities in California to buy renewable energy. The legislation was widely hailed for helping to create an entirely new clean-energy industry in California, and bringing jobs and infrastructure improvements in the process. The new biogas industry will also help reduce California’s reliance on foreign energy sources. Todd Campbell, former Mayor of Burbank, lauded Gatto’s achievements: “Assemblyman Gatto’s acumen to find solutions that drive job growth, promote environmental protections, cut waste, and to protect the average ratepayer was once again dem-

onstrated. The passage of AB 1900 was vital to removing barriers to in-state biomethane production, a clean and cost-effective renewable resource for state power generation and transportation. Assemblyman Gatto’s efforts will save California businesses and consumers tens of millions of dollars and help us meet climate-change goals 30 years ahead of schedule.” The award will be presented tonight at CRNG’s annual Fuel, Power and Policy Conference in San Diego. Mike Gatto is the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the California State Assembly. He represents the cities of Burbank, Glendale, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, and portions of the Hollywood Hills and East Hollywood. www. asm.ca.gov/gatto.

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Assemblymember Roger Hernández Introduces Legislation to Integrate Deferred Action-Eligible Youth Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-San Gabriel Valley) has introduced Assembly Bill 35, a legislative measure that would integrate youth into our economy who are deemed by the federal government to be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was launched this summer by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While measures have been taken to integrate young productive immigrants into our national and state economy, more can be done to facilitate this economic integration. Per federal executive order, youth are allowed a temporary stay in the United States, with the stay subject to renewal, and a worker’s permit. Under California law, a driver license will soon be issued to youth eligible for this federal program in order to allow them mobility as

they go to and from work and school. With the ability to stay and work in the United States, and be a motorist in California, Assembly Bill 35 expands the integration of this cohort by allowing them the ability to obtain a State identification card, unemployment benefits, state administered medical services, and other benefits authorized individuals in the United States have access to. In addition, Assembly Bill 35 provides consumer protections to these youth as they apply to the DACA program. Specifically, AB 35 makes it illegal for any person who is not an attorney, immigration consultant or notary public to charge a client for assistance in applying to the program and prohibits those who are allowed to charge a fee for service from engaging in unethical price goug-

ing behavior as they assist these youth in their applications to the program. “I am proud to introduce this legislation on behalf of all immigrant youth in my district and the state. I am focused on restoring California’s strong economy and competitiveness throughout the world. As such, we just cannot afford to turn our backs on our young immigrant students, especially those who have proven success in their academic and employment achievements. California embodies the greatest diversity in the world; we recognize we will need the collective skills and talents of these young immigrants to aid our state in reaching our true potential. As the new Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment, I am ready to carry my part in making sure their integration into our workforce, economy and society becomes a reality.”

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sume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration. Report any suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route. In case of emergency, call (626) 744-4241 from cell phones or 9-1-1 from landline phones. Know cross streets from where you are calling. What You Can’t Do: Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas. Tents, sofas and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited are not permitted along the route. Unoccupied chairs are not allowed. Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal burns.” Fireworks are prohibited except as part of scheduled official events. No items may be sold along the parade route without a permit. No public areas (sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets) may be cordoned or roped off. No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.

It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route. Pets are not recommended along the parade route because they are easily frightened with sudden, loud noises. Selling space along the parade route, other than

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grandstand seating, is illegal. Throwing any projectile into the parade, including seemingly harmless items such as tortillas, marshmallows, flowers, etc., is prohibited. Vehicles obstructing emergency lanes will be towed.


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From Scrooge to Tiny Tim, Najarian’s MTA Board Confirmation Here Comes “A Christmas Carol” Blocked by Duarte City Council Member Charles Dickens would most likely be enchanted if he could be transported to see his “A Christmas Carol” now at A Noise Within in Pasadena. The old traditional tale is offered with fresh un-traditional éclat. So, although Dickens can’t be here, happily—we can! We all know by heart this classic story of redemption. Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future who take him to view his life as it was, is and will be. But how it is presented at A Noise Within is what makes this version a mustsee. Stark barren trees are silhouetted in the opening scene. Slate gray coloring predominates as several actors glide onto the stage, moving as if in a quietly rhythmic ballet. In a setting by Jeanine A. Ringer, props are minimal, and seamlessly moved on- and off-stage by actors. Crotchety Scrooge stomps up to his secondfloor office where, shortly, his work is interrupted by a visit from his nephew. A warm, upbeat Fred (Rafael Goldstein) invites his uncle to Christmas dinner, and is promptly rebuffed with one of Scrooge’s many “Bah! Humbug!” utterances. No Christmas cheer from him! Grudgingly, Scrooge allows his clerk, Bob Cratchit (portrayed meekly by Stephen Rockwell) a day off to spend with his wife and children. Scrooge, once home and ready for bed, is startled— no, terrified!—when Jacob Marley, his long-dead business partner, arrives amidst

By Fran Syverson the clanking of chains. Mitchell Edmonds is a fearsome ghost wandering the afterlife, here to warn Scrooge about the compassionless life he is leading. Three spirits will visit him, Scrooge is told. Thus begins an eerie night, with Geoff Elliott as Scrooge deftly conveying fear, poignancy, exuberance, sadness…all prompted by the many glimpses of his life provided by those spirits. And they do. Deborah Strang flounces in as Christmas Past, garbed in a fluffy white gown.

With her, Scrooge revisits his lonely childhood and youth. A tall and imposing Christmas Present is Alan Blumenfeld, camouflaged in a robe creatively covered with colorful fruits. They peek in on Fred’s dinner party, so rudely declined by Scrooge. And Christmas Future emerges as a tree, totally obscuring Kevin Rico Angulo, as visions unfold of grim events to come. As narrator, Robertson Dean opens the show and segues nicely between scenes. Ego Plum composed music especially for the performances at A Noise Within. Geoff Elliott, in addition to playing Scrooge, co-directs with his wife Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Most

of the 20 cast members play multiple roles. They include Jill Hill, Alison Elliott, Diana GonzalezMorett, Brendan Haley, Georgia Miller, Jack Elliott, Marie Sullivan, Abigail Marks, Megan Farber, James Ferrero and Jennifer Propper. Everyone’s darling, Tiny Tim, (“God bless us, every one!”) is played by Damaso J. Rodriguez. The repertory cast has performed “A Christmas Carol” twice before in other local venues. Several on the current roster were among them, but not necessarily in the same roles. As they said during the post-show conversation we attended, they are especially thrilled to be playing it in what is now their own home theater. (Other postshow conversations will be held on Fridays, Dec. 14 and 21, after the 8 p.m. shows. They are worth lingering another half-hour or so.) “A Christmas Carol” will continue at A Noise Within through Dec. 23. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 2 & 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 & 7 p.m. on Sundays. An ASL interpreted performance will be Fri., Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40-$52. Contact the box office in person, via phone at 626-356-3100, or online at www.anoisewithin.org for updated pricing and seating availability. A Noise Within is located at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Free parking is available in the Metro station which can be accessed off Halstead or from the Sierra Madre Villa off ramp of the 210 Foothill Freeway.

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Portrait” is set between two other van Gogh’s – “The Mulberry Tree” of 1889, and “Portrait of the Artist’s Mother” of 1888. The area in the Museum’s 19th century gallery now dedicated to van Gogh also displays an etching on paper entitled “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” from 1890, and a letter in his handwriting. Van Gogh painted unceasingly during the last 10 years of his short 37-yearold life, creating about

850 pieces. He said that he wanted to do portraits that would look like apparitions to the people seeing them a century later. Today, about a century and a quarter later, in the eyes of his “Self-Portrait” you can almost see his ghost. “Self-Portrait” will be at the Norton Museum (411 West Colorado Blvd in Pasadena) until March 4, 2013. For information call (626) 844-6900 or visit nortonsimon.org.

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Vocal Opposition to a 710 Tunnel Cited

Nominated unanimously for another term by Los Angeles County’s North Valley/San Fernando Valley Sector cities representing over one million constituents, Metropolitan Transportation Agency Board member Ara Najarian’s confirmation was blocked by Duarte City Council member John Fasana and Alhambra Mayor Barbara Messina, elected officials representing the San Gabriel Valley region. They urged City Selection Committee members to vote against confirming Najarian because of his vocal opposition to a 710 tunnel, ignoring both his significant transportation achievements for the San Gabriel Valley region, and the unanimous support of the North County/San Fernando Valley Sector cities. Najarian has 65 days to seek a re-nomination and confirmation. Glendale City Council Member and current MTA Board Member Najarian has been a strong supporter

of strong transportation projects in Los Angeles County. During his tenure on the MTA Board of Directors, in which he also served as Chair, he was instrumental in bringing projects like the Gold Line to the region. Najarian has also been a steadfast critic of the so-called 710 North Gap Closure, asking tough questions about purpose and need, cost estimates and truck traffic, while making it clear that he and his constituents have received no credible answers. Citing Fasana’s and Messina’s action, former State Assembly representative Anthony Portantino said, “When proponents have to resort to removing folks asking legitimate questions, you have to question their motives.” Najarian’s current term is up in January 2013. In October, he was unanimously re-nominated to the Board by his constituent cities in the North County/San Fernando Valley Sector. On Thursday, December

6, the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee met to conduct business. Although Najarian received a numerical majority of votes, according to the population-weighted vote formula, he fell short of the number needed for confirmation. Najarian intends to seek a second nomination and a second vote to retain his seat Najarian has been the lone MTA Board member insisting on accountability in the SR-710 Study process. The move by officials outside his representative sector calls into question the power of one sector to override the will and vote of another. The No 710 Action Committee strongly condemns Fasana and Messina for attempting to circumvent the rights and silence the voices of constituent sector cities who unanimously chose Najarian to represent them on the Metro Board of Directors. The Committee also calls for further investigation of this matter.

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est, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area. Ara Najarian has consistently worked with communities to ensure an efficient and effective transportation system for the greater Los Angeles area. Najarian has been active in seeking an alternative to the construction of a 5 mile, 10 billion dollar tunnel extending the 710 Freeway that impacts North County Cities. Stung by his effective organizing and vocal opposition to the tunnel, many San Gabriel Valley Cities did not vote to confirm Najarian’s selection from his regional cities of Glendale, Burbank,

La Canada, San Fernando, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Palmdale. Although Najarian received a majority of numerical city votes, he fell short of the majority for the population weighted vote. Ironically, Najarian has been a leading supporter of the San Gabriel Valley’s most important transportation project, the Gold Line light rail. It was during his term as MTA Chairman that the Gold Line was unanimously included in the MTA Long Range Transportation Plan and significant funding obtained for its construction. Through the established process, Ara Najarian will work with the North County / San Fernando Valley Sec-

tor to convene a meeting, receive another nomination to the seat and be successful in a vote to confirm his selection. Although Ara Najarian continues his efforts to identify an alternative to the construction of a 5 mile, 10 billion dollar tunnel extending the 710 Freeway that impacts North County Cities, we believe that these efforts also bring to light the importance of strong representation on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors. Ara Najarian has consistently proven that he works to improve an efficient and effective transportation system not only for the North County Cities but for the communities throughout Los Angeles County.


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