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San Gabriel Controller Finds Payroll Process at Department Man Fails to of Parks and Recreation Violated State Policy Appear for Chiang Finds Serious Abuse, Fraud and Overpayments in Parks and Rec Sentencing; Wanted by FBI

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A San Gabriel man who was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday but failed to appear in court is being sought by the FBI, announced Bill Lewis, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field State Controller John Chiang has found numerous errors and potential fraud in the state Parks and Recreation Dept. -Photo by Terry Miller Office, and André Birotte Jr., the United States Attorney in State Controller John overpayments. abuse of public funds.” cific number of days and Los Angeles. Chiang said a review of “The deliberate disreMuch of the DPR’s with documentation supDavid Kaup, 29, was the California Department gard for internal controls payroll problems were re- porting the additional pay. scheduled to be sentenced of Parks and Recreation’s along with little oversight lated to “out-of-class” com- The review, which looked Monday, December 17, in (DPR) payroll process re- and poorly-trained staff re- pensation (OOC), which is at DPR’s payroll processUnited States District Court vealed managers and em- sulted in improper payouts a type of pay for employees es for the period of July in Los Angeles. Kaup pled ployees violated state poli- to Parks’ employees,” said who perform duties far out- 1, 2009, through June 30, guilty to two counts of wire cies and keyed in payroll Chiang. “When security side the scope of their posi- 2012, found that managefraud on April 9, 2012. without proper documenta- protocols and authorization tion. This type of pay may ment circumvented rules tion or authority, creating requirements so easily can only be used in limited the risk of abuse, fraud and be overridden, it invites the circumstances, for a spePlease see page 3 Please see page 7

HSI’s National Search for ‘Jane Doe’ Ends with Arrest of Florida Woman

Baldwin Park Projects $1 Million Deficit Police Dept. May Be Next on Chopping Block According to Baldwin Park administrators, the city spends $19.5 million on its police department. A contract with the Sheriff's Department contract would come at an estimated $14.8 million price tag. As a result the city of Baldwin Park may contracting with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Council voted 3-2 in October to proceed with a second, more comprehensive evaluation of the potential change. That evaluation comes with a $90,000 price tag. Council members Susan Rubio and Ricardo Pacheco voted against the move. They questioned the potential savings that staff presented in the initial study. Officials have expressed concern about Please see page 2

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Minor Victim Identified, Woman Faces Federal Child Pornography Charges The nationwide search for a “Jane Doe” suspected child pornographer, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ended with the arrest of an Okaloosa County, Fla., woman on federal charges for child pornography production. Corine Danielle Motley, 25, was arrested by HSI Pensacola special agents and Northwest Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force members late

Wednesday evening, hours after HSI issued a public appeal for assistance to identify “Jane Doe.” “The quick identification of the victim and suspect in this case demonstrates the power of the press, social media and the general public in helping solve these cases,” said ICE Director John Morton. “Literally hours after we asked the public for their assistance in identifying Jane Doe, a tip came in that led to her identification and arrest. There is nothing more

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The Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) \ to conducted their 7th annual Christmas Toy Drive at the Pedi-

atrics Ward of Huntington Memorial Hospital. Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez escorted Santa Clause and his flight suit clad “elves” bearing

gifts and holiday cheer after arriving atop the hospital in their own special rotorequipped sleigh which douPlease see page 4


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Team 211 Entertainment Announces Return of Oval Track Racing Events to Irwindale Speedway for 2013 We’re very pleased to announce that oval track racing will return to Irwindale for the 2013 season.” With that direct statement, Team 211 Entertainment’s President/CEO Jim Cohan ended a long 11-month period of uncertainty about regular racing competition at the well-known Southern California motorsports and family entertainment facility. “Our master lease with the property owners, NuWay Industries, has been broadened and now includes all forms of racing activities on the 6,500-seat twin oval track. We are now working very hard to put all of the pieces together to be able to run a 2013 racing season,” said Cohan. “Our company name has the word ‘TEAM’ in it,” he pointed out. “We need everyone to understand that name is not an affectation. It’s a statement of our commitment to the

process of re-building the legacy of Irwindale Speedway.” “We’ve re-named the entire property ‘Irwindale Event Center’ to better reflect the wide range of public and private events that can be accommodated here and invite everyone to join us in what we feel will be a great new era of operation for this venue. Corporations, businesses small and large, competitors, individual fans, everyone: you are all welcome, if you want to be a part of this facility, we’ll find a place for you.” Cohan concluded. Cohan’s announcement also indicated that long-time employee Bob Klein has been named the event center’s Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, and that veteran publicist Doug Stokes would be re-joining the facility on the first of the year as the Vice President of Communications. Both men will report

directly to Jim Cohan. At the same time, experienced competition manager Mike Atkinson was named the track’s Race Director. Atkinson has been working behind the scenes with representatives of the new Kern County Raceway Park track to put together a common set of technical rules which will allow racers in a number of divisions to compete fairly at both tracks. “We know that we’re starting out a couple of laps behind,” Cohan candidly admitted. “But we also know that we have the support of a great number of former racers, sponsors, and most importantly, our fans who have stood by waiting for this track to come back on line again. We’ll really need everyone’s good will and support, and we’ll be trying very hard to return the favor by running a facility that always puts the customer first.”

Monterey Park Receives Award for Climate Action Plan The City of Monterey Park was awarded the Green Leadership Award from the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP) on December 12, 2012. Monterey Park was selected for this award as the first city in the San Gabriel Valley to adopt a full Climate Action Plan (CAP). “By developing and adopting a Climate Action Plan, the City of Monterey Park is leading by example by setting out clear goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a pathway for

achieving those goals,” The San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership stated. Under the CAP, the city aims to reduce overall emissions to 15 percent below 2009 levels by 2020. The CAP is available on the city website at http://www. ci.monterey-park.ca.us/index. aspx?page=1944 for anyone interested in learning about these goals and policies. The SGVEWP is a partnership between the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments and Southern California Edison to bring

energy savings to the San Gabriel Valley. Monterey Park was recognized for being at the forefront of this undertaking. The city is currently working on developing two new General Plan Elements focused on health and sustainability. More information about these projects is available on the city’s website at http://tinyurl.com/healthysustainableMPK; by contacting the planning department via email at planning@montereypark.ca.gov; or by calling 626-307-1315.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Distributes Emergency Cash to Hurricane Sandy Victims Responding immediately to the needs of Northeast communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Tzu Chi initiated emergency disaster relief procedures on October 30 and has been distributing warm blankets, emergency cash cards, hygiene kits, and hot food to hurricane survivors ever since. As of December 5, Tzu Chi has distributed 8125 servings of hot food, 2181 emergency backpacks/hygiene kits, 8900 blankets, 6557 scarfs, and nearly $8.6 million in emergency debit cards. In these first six weeks of disaster relief and recovery, Tzu Chi has aided 16,254 families, a total of 40,726 people. Tzu Chi’s aid distributions have been mainly focused on six of the hardest-hit areas in New York and New Jersey: Lindenhurst, Hamilton Beach, Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, South Toms River, and Atlantic City. Many disaster victims have been deeply moved by the care provided by Tzu Chi; several shed tears of relief after receiving the emergency funds, which are being used to fix central heating systems, phones, and flood-damaged houses, as well as to purchase food and medications. On Staten Island, Marc Alvaroz, whose home was flooded by Hurricane Sandy, told volunteers, “Staten Island is a borough that is often forgotten, we really appreciate the help from Tzu Chi.” Staten Island residents were grateful to learn that emergency funds are an accrual of love from Tzu Chi volunteers nationwide. Many asked for bamboo banks to take with them so that they could save money to help oth-

ers. Some even immediately donated their loose change, hoping that the pocket change of many will accumulate into a great love to help even more. Tzu Chi will continue to hold community fundraisers, encouraging local communities to come together and aid Hurricane Sandy victims. These will follow the 204 community fundraisers held on November 10-11 by 2809 US Tzu Chi volunteers nationwide. These fundraisers found love in unexpected places, such as a center for the blind in Las Vegas, where many residents deposited all their change into bamboo banks so that they could help bring relief to disaster victims. Tzu Chi’s founder Dharma Master Cheng Yen calls on all people to aid those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and asks that no one stay apathetic toward the suffering of others. The love and contributions of the entire community allow Tzu Chi volunteers to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Tzu Chi accepts checks, credit cards, and online donations. Checks should be made payable to Tzu Chi and mailed to the headquarters address located below. Credit card donations can be made online at us.tzuchi.org or over the phone to 1.888.989.8244 (9am-6pm PST). Donations are tax deductible in the United States. Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s Tax ID # is 94-2952782. Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Headquarters 1100 S. Valley Center Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773 Tel: 909-447-7799 ext. 657 Website: us.tzuchi.org Press Contact: Kelvin Gann kelvin_gann@us.tzuchi.org

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Dudley Saunders Pays Tribute to Gatto Secures Funding for Cutting Local Music Producer Ed Tree - Jan. 12 Edge Piezoelectricity Project Los Angeles-based modern folk artist Dudley Saunders will participate in a tribute concert for veteran American music producer Ed Tree on Saturday, January 12 at Talking Stick Coffee Lounge in Venice. The concert is in it’s 6th year of production courtesy of Grassroots Acoustica and celebrates the work of Mr. Tree, known for his work as a musician and producer for award-winning acts like Rita Coolidge and Spencer Davis Group as well as local indies like David Serby. Saunders recently released his fourth independent record Monsters, that he recorded with Tree at his South Pasadena studio. Frequently compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell, Dudley combines harshly poetic lyrics with unusually complex folk melodies to make what New York Press calls “a new kind of American balladry.” “Ed is primarily known for his work in the Americana and roots worlds, so when

he took on an experimentalalternative folkie like me, he actually ended up handling my notoriously “weird” music better than all of my previous uber-hip producers combined,” says Saunders. The evening will feature over a dozen acts performing from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM including notables such as Lisa O’Kane, David Serby, Mark Islam, Severin Browne (Jackson’s brother) and percussionist Debra Dobkin (Eagles, Bonnie Raitt). Talking Stick is located at 1411C Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. The five year-old songwriter showcase Grassroots Acoustica meets on the second Saturday of every month at The Talking Stick. They never charge a cover and operate as non-profit. They’ve raised over $56,000 in voluntary contributions supporting education, arts, social services, medical research & animal rescue organizations to-date through the vibrant community of talent they attract. That community includes hit songwriters, nomi-

nees and/or winners of Grammies, Emmies, Obies, Oscars and even Peabody recipients, local musicians and nationally-recognized touring acts. Saunders began his career as part of the band Suck Pretty, who were signed to Knitting Factory Records back in the day. His past three projects have been released on alternative co-op label Fang Records. Monsters is available on iTunes and Amazon via his own Strange Troubadours imprint. He is an openly gay artist and activist. His last record The Emergency Lane won best album at the Out Music Awards in 2009 in addition to this recent nomination from the organization for “best soundtrack song” (the single “What I Wont Do” off of Monsters is featured in the new documentary United In Anger: A History of ACT UP). The title track from “Monsters” along with the track “Zero Out” from Monsters also won the Western Regional Mountain Stage New Song Contest in 2011.

Pasadena Attorney Appointed to State Bar Court of California by Gov. Brown Donald Miles, 63, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the State Bar Court of California, where he has served since 2007. Miles was an attorney and partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn and

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commercial loans. Kaup admitted in his plea, however, that he instead lost approximately $9 million of the victims’ money trading on the Foreign Currency Exchange Market. After defrauding these victims, Kaup started a separate scheme to deceive homeowners into sending him money. In his plea, Kaup admitted that through his second company, ALF, he told homeowners that he could refinance their homes at below-market rates, so long as they provided certain funds up front to demonstrate that they financially qualified for the special loan terms. These funds were supposed to be kept safe during the loan process and then returned when the loan was either approved or denied. Kaup admitted that he never tried to refinance the home-

owners’ loans and instead used the victims’ money to buy luxury items for himself and to trade on the Foreign Currency Exchange Market. After this scheme collapsed, Kaup admitted in his plea that he ran the same scheme, along with others, through a third company, FMW. In all, through ALF and FMW, Kaup admits that he defrauded more than 50 families out of approximately $2 million. In carrying out these schemes, Kaup used several aliases, including “David Smith” and “David Martinez.” Kaup is described as follows: Date of birth: January 26, 1983, Hair: Black, Eyes: Brown, Height: 5’11” tall, Weight: 190. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Kaup is urged to call the FBI at 1-888-CANTHIDE (1-888-226-8443).

funding. “I am excited to see movement on this important research,” said Gatto. “California is the car capitol of the world. Just think how much energy we could create if we can harness some of the wasted energy produced by cars and trucks as they rumble down the roads.” The science of piezoelectric roads works as follows: When a car or truck passes over pavement, the pavement vibrates. By placing relatively inexpensive piezoelectric sensors underneath a road, the vibrations can be converted into electricity to power roadside lights,

call boxes, and neighboring communities. It may sound like something out of science fiction, but this technology has been used for years in sonar, and is used every day in touchscreen phones to convert pressure into electrical impulses. There is no extra energy needed for the car to transverse piezoelectric highways, because the sensors are located in the pavement itself. The Energy Commission should complete initial research on the technology by the end of January, 2013 and will determine, based on their findings, if a small-scale-test project will be conducted by the State.

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San Gabriel Man Wanted by FBI According to his plea agreement, Kaup carried out three separate fraud schemes, each of which caused millions in losses to victims. Kaup admitted in his plea agreement that over a period of approximately five years, he defrauded more than 50 families out of more than $11 million. Many of these victims were working class families who sought Kaup’s assistance in refinancing their homes. Kaup admitted in his plea that he had operated several companies, including Lunden Investments, American Loans and Funding (ALF), and First Mortgage West, each of which was based in Los Angeles. Through Lunden Investments, Kaup convinced investors to give him more than $9 million, which he said he was going to use for

After two years of work, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has found a new partner in the fight for green transportation and domestically produced alternative energy. Building on an idea of Gatto’s, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it will fund preliminary research on the potential of using California’s roadways to generate green electricity. The research will focus on the large-scale energy-harvesting capabilities of piezoelectric materials, which are currently used in everything from lighters to smart phones. The research stems from a bill authored by Gatto, AB 306, which passed the legislature in 2011 with bipartisan support but was vetoed by Governor Brown because of a lack of funding for the project. In the veto message, the Governor encouraged Gatto to work through the CEC’s grant process to obtain funding for the project, and a year later, the assemblyman has successfully secured the

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Remembering What’s Important

When All Is Said And Dunn By Bill Dunn The madness continued in America last week as we, as a nation, shook our heads and shed a collective tear for the victims in Newtown, Connecticut. Despite what the talking heads on the news want to assume, nobody knows what was going through the killer’s head prior to the bullet that ended his life, and we never will. Personally, I don’t care what his motivations and reasons were. Did his mom, who he also killed, spank him too much or deny him additional television time? Again, I don’t care and to spend any additional time discussing it is pointless. What is important is the healing that needs to happen now. Not just with the families in Newtown, but with any family that has young children who have been exposed to the onslaught of the media’s salacious coverage of the tragedy. In their efforts to keep us informed, they always lose

sight of the damage that they are doing to their youngest viewers. They may want to console themselves by thinking that all the young ones out there are being insulated from the tidal wave of descriptions their words paint, but they are not. Those mental pictures are the things that children’s nightmares are made of. As a parent, I cannot begin to imagine the level of grief and pain that the parents of the victims are going through. I can only look at my grown children and be thankful that my wife and I were there for them as much as we could be. As a parent that is all you can do. You know that you can’t be there every second of every day. You can only wish you were. As I listened to the President speak at the memorial service for the victims he echoed that very sentiment. He also said he wants to find a way, as do we all, to make these senseless killings stop. It is a tall order and to be honest, one that I don’t see a solution to. Evil will always be with us, as will good. The only thing that we can hope for is that the scales of humanity stay tilted in the direction of good. The two parts of the equation are guns and mental health, both of which are too prickly of pears for most people to swallow. While stricter gun control might be part of the solution, the second amendment will never

go away and mental illness can only be monitored so far. If there is a cure for what is ailing us as a nation it is going to be a tough one to find. There is one thing that a tragedy like this does make clear and that is how petty some of the things we choose to complain about seem. It puts into perspective what is truly important, especially during this time of year. It is not about who won or lost an election, the person in front of you that cuts you off on the freeway on the way home or the guy ahead of you who grabs the last Xbox off the shelf at Walmart. It’s about the people in your life. The ones you love and who love you. Relish every moment that they are with you because nothing lasts forever. Make sure that they know how happy you are that they are part of your world. Life is hard enough without looking back later and wishing you had. Once that door is closed there is no opening it again. Happy Holidays and may we all have a better New Year. Bill Dunn has been a published opinion columnist for 15 years. Any comments can be sent to either our exalted editor at tmiller@ beaconmedianews.com or to Bill directly at dunnsinferno@casegod.com You can also find Bill on Facebook at : www.facebook.com/ WhenAllisSaidandDunn

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bles as a police helicopter when not at the North Pole. This event was funded through the contributions of employees of Pasadena Police Department and Officer Associations participating in the FAST program,

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throughout the San Gabriel Valley. “This truly demonstrates the care and compassion of the employees from all of our agencies,” said Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “It is our honor to be the hosting and coordinating agen-

cy, to put this together with the men and women of so many other fine police departments, but mostly it is our pleasure to bring some joy into the lives of the children who won’t be home for Christmas.”


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Warm Winter Fun at Hilton Waikoloa Village By Greg Aragon From pristine beaches lined with volcanic rock and green sand, to lush tropical rainforests teeming with waterfalls and streams, the natural beauty of Hawaii’s Big Island is unsurpassed. But as I found out on my recent trip there, the island also has man-made wonders, such as the Hilton Waikoloa Village resort, where a friend and I spent the last day and night of our visit. To get to the resort, we drove south around the island from Kona, stopping at Volcano National Park, the historic town of Hilo, and then at Akaka Falls State Park, where we encountered a two unforgettable waterfalls. Located in a thick rainforest along the northeastern Hamakua Coast, Akaka Falls are Hawaii’s most famous. To reach them, we descended a staircase into a lost jungle and hiked in pouring rain through thick orchids, bamboo groves

and draping ferns. Following a footpath into the forest, we past the 100-ft Kahuna Falls and then came to the massive and thunderous Akaka Falls, which plummets 442-feet into a stream-eroded gorge. From the falls we finished our southern loop of the island and headed back towards Kona, where we discovered another Hawaiian wonder – the Hilton Waikoloa Village. A destination all its own, this magical 1,240room resort is nestled on 62 oceanfront acres, teeming with breathtaking tropical gardens, stunning artwork, pools and waterfalls, restaurants and shops and everything else to keep an entire family occupied for a week without leaving the property. Our 6th-floor room was located in the Lagoon Tower. To get there we caught a tram near the colorful parrots in the lobby. We would have taken the boat, but it wasn’t running yet. The short ride was beautifully lined with resort shops on one side and a canal with tiny islands and bird-filled trees on the

other. Once in the room, we opened the curtains and were flabbergasted at the beauty before us. A hundred yards out was a volcanic beach, with waves crashing on white and black rocks. The view also included the resort pool and lawn, a salt water lagoon for snorkeling, a rope bridge, and a lagoon full of shiny grey and white dolphins, swimming in an interactive hotel exhibit called Dolphin Encounter. After unpacking, we donned swimming gear and went exploring in the 80-degree weather. We started at the Kohala River Pool – a system of four pools interconnected by waterslides. Here we swam, played beneath a waterfall, soaked in the Jacuzzi and sipped margaritas. For dinner we discovered the Hilton’s romantic Kamuela Provision Company (KPC), winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2005 and 2006. A sophisticated steak and seafood restaurant, the place looks over the water and offers memorable views of the Hawaiian

sunset. Our meal was highlighted by lobster tempura, Jumbo Shrimp, Kalbi beef ribs, local beer, cheese cake, and the sun falling into the Pacific. Other resort high-

lights include full-service spa, 2 championship golf courses, 8 tennis courts, a wedding chapel, $7 million in art speckled about the grounds and 20,000 sq-ft of retail shopping.

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates El Monte School As One of 35 California Schools for 2013 National Blue Ribbon

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today the nomination of 35 California public schools for the coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award. “I applaud the principals, teachers, staff, and families whose commitment to learning has led to success in the classroom,” Torlakson said. “Schools nominated for this significant recognition are performing at very high levels or are making impressive strides in student progress under challenging circumstances.” Schools are eligible to be considered for the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program if they meet either one of two performance criteria: Exemplary High-Performing Schools: Schools that achieve at least the 85th percentile statewide in the percent of students scoring proficient or advanced in

English-language arts and mathematics on the state assessments. Schools nominated in this category may or may not have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Exemplary Improving Schools: Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from a disadvantaged background that are also among the top 10 percent of schools in the state showing the greatest improvement in the percent of students scoring proficient or advanced in ELA and mathematics on the state assessments over the last five years. For additional information on Blue Ribbon Schools Program eligibility

requirements, please go to the California Department of Education Web site at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ ta/sr/br/. Based on student population, California may nominate up to 35 qualified schools each year. Blue Ribbon winners are usually announced in September. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. For more information on the federal program, please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/ programs/nclbbrs/awards. html

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Walking Along the Fiscal Cliff Let me begin by giving thanks to Ben Bernanke for coming up with this highly charged phrase: The Fiscal Cliff. The folks on the television have certainly run with it. I do believe that there’s an urgency to sort out our nation’s financial responsibilities. Regrettably, so much that’s being said is at best infotainment and at worst a factual sleight of hand. I find the media’s presentation of this supposed Fiscal Cliff frustrating. I look at it like this: Our nation’s financial difficulties are not natural phenomena or an act of God. This is a man-made crisis; consciously created with intent. The term Fiscal Cliff is a misnomer. Fiscal Slope would be more appropriate and the trajectory is what so many have been clamoring for. The hit American families and the federal budget will take won’t be some dramatic knockout punch (sorry Manny Pacquiao). Everyone’s purse strings will indeed tighten over the next year. The economic effects will be felt in stages for families, states and the federal government. Let me begin with a very brief synopsis of the fiscal situation looming on the horizon. On January first, there may be two abrupt changes to the federal government’s budget. One: the temporary tax cuts, authorized in 2001 by President George W. Bush, will expire. Almost everyone will pay higher taxes and the government will generate a larger income. Two: Our country may be forced to reduce its expenditures by 1.2 trillion dollars over the next

By Emmy Hernandez JD, CFP®, Attorney at Law ten years. Half directly affecting the military budget and the other half focused on nondefense spending including the big entitlements. This is being called the Sequestration. Medicare will be reduced by 2%, and for now Social Security and Medicaid would be exempt. Less government spending will reduce the national deficit, but roughly 1 million jobs dependent on this money may be lost*. That’s it in a nutshell. All of this was planned to reduce the national debt in the name of fiscal responsibility. If this goal is important to you, as it is to me, the expiration of the temporary ‘Bush’ tax cuts and the mandated federal spending limits are desirable steps in the deficit reduction direction. Everyone knows that living on substantially less money is hard. To varying degrees, we have all agreed to bite the bullet for the greater good. Due to the increased revenues and mandated belt tightening, the annual deficit—the difference between what the government takes in and what it spends—could be reduced by roughly half by the end of 2013**. This could be looked on favorably, wherever you reside along the political spectrum. However, America’s economic growth may indeed stall. Less money released into the system will slow down the gears of our national economy. People will have less money to spend. Businesses too will inevitably reduce their expenditures. The federal government will funnel less money into the economic pipeline. This is the trad-

eoff. Dam the river and the water levels decline. Listening to the talking heads on the television, political agreement on an alternative method for reducing the deficit doesn’t appear on the horizon. This Sequestration is the path our elected officials have chosen, and last month we again chose our elected officials. As a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner, I prefer predictability and stability. Whatever the outcome of these Fiscal Cliff negotiations, we need for the rules to be set. What is most destabilizing to our economy is the uncertainty of what our national taxation and spending structures will be. Financial markets hinge on perception and at the moment our vision is cloudy. We all make financial decisions on what we can reasonably expect to experience in the near future. What will create a true crisis is our inability to assess risk. For now, we are a nation in waiting. Uncertainty in fiscal policy poses the most significant near-term threat to markets. Once congress and the President reach an agreement, whatever it may be, we can start making informed decisions again. Until then, please plan on ringing in the New Year with family, friends and loved ones. Watch the unfolding drama warily. Oh, and about the impending doom due to the Mayan calendar running out: not to worry, we switched over to the Gregorian one a while back. We must all still invest in and for the future.

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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, Tapped for Hillary Clinton’s Job

John Kerry, pictured here a few years ago at Pasadena City College, has been nominated by President Obama for Secretary of State. -Photo by Terry Miller

President Obama announced Friday his nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. “John’s entire life has prepared him for this role,” Mr. Obama said in announcing his decision in the Roosevelt Room at the White House Friday afternoon. He was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Kerry, and Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz Kerry. Clinton, who is recovering from a concussion and suffering from a flu, was not

present. Mr. Obama said she “very much wanted to be here today, but she continues to recuperate.” Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, has widely been seen as the frontrunner for the position since U.N. ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration after heated political allegations. Rice came under heavy fire from Republican senators for putting forth a flawed explanation of the events in the Sept. 11 consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya in the days after the attack.

Californians Asked to “Candle with Care” Candles may be pretty to look at, but they become a fire hazard when left unattended. CAL FIRE and fire departments across the State are asking everyone to “Candle with Care” and practice basic steps to prevent injuries and costly property damage from candles. December is the peak time of year for home fires caused by candles, as they are a common holiday decoration. More than half of these fires occur when candles are placed too close to combustible materials. Roughly one-third of home candle fires start in the bedroom. “Statistics show that most candle fire incidents in California are due to unattended candles as well as residents not taking the necessary fire safety measures when using candles,” said

State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover, CAL FIRE-Office of the State Fire Marshal. “Candle fires are preventable! By practicing some basic fire safety, you can protect your family from a fire tragedy.” CAL FIRE offers these fire safety tips for candle use for this holiday season and all year long: Blow out all candles when you leave the room, go to bed, or leave your home. Avoid using candles in bedrooms and other areas where people may fall asleep or leave them unattended. Use candle holders that are sturdy and won’t tip over easily. Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.

Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn. NEVER use candles on a Christmas tree. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish the candle flame and prevent hot candle wax from spattering. Consider using batteryoperated flameless candles. In addition to practicing good candle fire safety, CAL FIRE reminds everyone to make sure they have working smoke alarms in the home. “Extra attention to fire safety in your home will help you, your family and visitors have a happy and safe holiday season and don’t require an emergency visit from the fire department,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Director of CAL FIRE. For more fire safety tips, please visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.

Glendale Warns Public of Coyote Activity On the morning of December 18, 2012, a Glendale resident found the remains of a small deer on the 3300 block of Dunsmere Rd. Pasadena Humane Society was called to the scene and suspect the deer was killed by a coyote. The Glendale Police Department would like to remind everyone of these coyote tips to protect small pets and children from harm. Glendale is home to a variety of animals. While coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem by keeping rodent populations under control, steps should be taken to deter them from your neighborhoods. The following safety

tips are provided by the Department of Fish & Game. ‘Coyote country’ precautions Do not leave small children or pets outside unattended. Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house. Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places. Be aware that coyotes are more active in the spring, when feeding and protecting their young. If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction. If a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact the nearest Department of Fish

and Game or law enforcement office. Stash Your Food and Trash Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over. Bring pets in at night, and do not leave pet food outside. Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey. Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles. Ask your neighbors to follow these tips. For more information on coyotes: Visit LA County’s site to hear coyote sounds. Visit City of Glendale’s brochure on coyote safety.


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DECEMBER 24, 2012 - DECEMBER 30, 2012

Monterey Park City Council Seeks to Fill Personnel Board Vacancy The City Council is seeking a Monterey Park resident to fill an open seat on the five-member Personnel Board. Members of the board are appointed by the council for a four year term and can be reappointed for additional terms. The functions of the Personnel Board include responsibility for review of recruitment and selection procedures, hearing appeals of employee discipline and making recommendations regarding the Personnel Sys-

tem Rules & Regulations. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers with meetings usually one to two hours in length. Members of the board serve on a volunteer basis and are not compensated for their duties. Interested parties are encouraged to complete an application and submit it by the deadline of Thursday, January 17, 2013. Applications are available from

the City Clerk’s office or via download from the city website. To download an application or for general information on city boards, etc., please visit the Commissions, Committees & Boards section of the city website (http://www. ci.monterey-park.ca.us/ index.aspx?page=110); or contact the City Clerk’s office at 626-307-1359, or inperson at 320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754.

Burbank Council Recognizes Decorating Contest Winners The Burbank City Council, along with the Burbank Civic Pride Committee recognized the winners of the 30th Annual Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 18. The winners were presented a certificate of recognition by Mayor Dave Golonski, and Civic

Pride Committee Chairman Robert Vincent. Certificates are awarded in three categories; commercial, residential, and youth for entries done by children under 16 years old. The winners in each category are as follows: Commercial - Tower Burbank 3900 W. Alameda Avenue

Residential - Carrie Stewart Nolan 246 S. Sparks Street Youth - Shane Roadnight 923 W. Angeleno Avenue To view a list of the top finishers in each category, and all of the contestants that entered this year’s competition, please visit http://www. burbankca.gov.

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and regulations regarding employees who were working out-of-class (OOC) by keying in payments without receiving the proper approval or providing needed documentation. During the period of review, 203 individuals received out-of-class compensation that totaled approximately $520,000. Without sufficient documentation, the Controller’s auditors were unable to determine how much, if any, of the payments were lawful. However, the auditors did find that employees were paid OOC in excess of the number of days an employee may work out of class under state policies and collective bargaining agreements. Some employees apparently performed back-to-back OOC assignments, and one individual worked on OOC assignment for the 120-day limit, then moved to another OOC assignment for an additional 120 days, and then moved back into the original OOC assignment. Twenty employees who were prohibited from receiving OOC for more than 365 days exceeded that time period, receiving

an additional $46,000. The review also found improper access to the payroll system. Last summer, the media reported on a number of unauthorized leave “buy-backs,” in which employees were inappropriately paid the cash value of their accrued vacation or other leave time. The Controller’s review found that approximately 90% of those unauthorized leave buybacks were keyed by two DPR managers who used the payroll system without approved access. In another finding, auditors determined that DPR employees who were out on disability leave were inappropriately given credit for the personal leave program. The program requires employees take a 5% pay cut in exchange for eight hours of PLP/furlough credits per month. The Controller recommends that DPR personnel remove all PLP credits from employees who received disability pay and were not subject to the 5% pay cut, or the PLP credit. Finally, the review revealed that eight of 19 temporary intermittent employees who are lim-

ited to working only 1,500 hours per year exceeded that amount, resulting in $11,272 in extra pay. Two of 16 permanent intermittent employees received approval to extend their work hours beyond the 1,500-hour limit; however, they exceeded the number of hours approved in their extensions at a cost of $548. Eight of 340 retired annuitants working during the review period exceeded the limit of 960 hours per fiscal year at a cost of $5,810. The Controller recommends that DPR set up a system to alert the employee and the employee’s manager when the employee nears exceeding the maximum number of hours per year they work. The Controller calls upon DPR’s new management team to pursue reimbursement from employees who received compensation to which they were not lawfully entitled and plans to revisit DPR’s payroll process at a later date to ensure they are implementing this and the review’s many recommendations to strengthen internal controls over the payroll process.

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Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot Up L.A. Schools By Terry Miller An arrest was made Sunday in connection with a Facebook post that threatened to conduct shootings at multiple area elementary schools in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times Investigators received information about the Facebook post on Sunday, sources said. When officers arrived at the suspect’s Northeast Los Angeles home about 2 p.m., they found numerous weapons inside. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. His name, age and address have not been released by authorities according to the newspaper. The arrest came the same day that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced daily dedicated patrols in Los Angeles schools to protect against potential shoot-

ers. The increased security will begin when students return to classes in January from winter break, he said. Local school districts are grappling with the grief and trying to reassure parents that their schools are safe. Districts are also bringing in counselors to treat the Numerous press relaeses from all over the state flooded newspaper editors’ inboxes over the weekend with plans to beef up security, and how districts will deal with the tragedy in response to the deadly shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults Friday. The suspect, identified as Adam Lanza, 20, also killed his mother and himself. Late Monday, prosecutors announced they would not file charges against the Cal Poly Pomona student

who allegedly posted violent threats on social media against schools. Kyle Bangayan, 24, of Pomona had made “inappropriate” comments on Facebook. FBI agents talked to his parents, searched his apartment and car, and found nothing threatening. While Bangayan had referenced the massacre in Connecticut, he apparently made no specific threat against a school or person. He told police that he was joking when he wrote on Facebook that if people don’t stop posting about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on the social network, then he would do the same thing in Los Angeles. He also wrote that thousands of children die in other countries and that Americans needed to get over the shootings.

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now safe and her tormentor now in custody.” HSI’s Child Exploitation Investigations Unit’s Victim Identification Program obtained a “Jane Doe” arrest warrant Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the suspect and issued a news release with photos seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect, after all other investigative leads had been exhausted. According to the complaint, Motley is believed to have produced at least one long-form child pornography video featuring herself engaging in explicit sexual conduct with a 4 to 6-yearold victim. HSI special agents received an investigative referral from the Danish National Police, after the video was downloaded by law enforcement officers in Denmark. The video was referred to HSI as Danish police be-

lieved that the video had most likely been produced in the United States. HSI submitted the material to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the national clearinghouse for child sexual exploitation material. The center determined that the victim had not yet been identified or rescued. Investigators believe that the video was posted on the Internet for the first time Nov. 27. The Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section supported the efforts of HSI during this investigation. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Northwest Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force also provided assistance. Participating members of the task force included: the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Pensacola Police

Department. This investigation is part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.


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S. EL MONTE

$879,000

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PASADENA

$749,000

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$409,000

Two units, 1-2 bed/1 ba and 1-3bed/1 ba. The front house is totally remodeled including granite counters. Rear house is original and may need some TLC. Both unitis have laundrey hook-ups. This is a wonderful location in a great residential neighborhood near shopping and transportation. (WAL) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

GLENDORA

$317,000

Adorable inviting home with 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bath, private master bathroom, living room & dining room combo, bright kitchen and kitchen nook, sliding doors open to the private backyard. Two car attached garage with extra parking. (D1135) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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ARCADIA

$1,138,000

Turn key, North Arcadia, in Highland Oaks Elementary School District. Beautifully remodeled 3bedroom, 3 baths, Spacious Living room and Family room, Formal dining room, Master Suite offers huge walkin-closet. Refreshing Pool and lovely garden.(C1832) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123

TEMPLE CITY

$878,000

Lovely home in a great area of North Temple City. Bright and airy, beautiful floor plan. 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, large living room with fireplace, dining room, large kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, central air & heat, new hardwood floors, two car detached garage, nice back yard with fruit trees. (W9861) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

2 BEDROOM ON LARGE LOT $600,000

This 2bed/1 ba home is in good condition but original 1950’s. Located on a large lot in Arcadia and Close to shopping and schools. Central air and forced air heat and an attached 2 car garage. Lots of mature fruit trees. (CAM) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

ALTADENA

$405,000

Beautiful home with mountain views. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths , dining area, refinished hardwood floors, brand new paint inside., 1169 sq. ft. Lot 6815 sq.ft. Best Trust Sale Ever. (T70)

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$1,900,000

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$1,288,000

Large office building offering a total of 7,620 sq.ft. of space on a 13,561 sq.ft. lot. Small warehouse attached to the building with approximately 8 parking spaces. (C3454) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

$929,000

PACIFIC PALISADES

$895,000

ONE LEVEL ARCADIA

$859,000

3 ON A LOT

$858,000

MONROVIA

$849,000

$488,000

This traditional single level home features 3 bed/2.5 ba., new windows, plantation shutters, formal Living Room with Fireplace, Family Room w/Fireplace and connects to the dining area and kitchen. The Master Bedroom features a large bathroom and 2 good-sized closets. Two-car garage with wall-to-wall built-in storage cabinets. Laundry rm, patio and a beautiful fenced pool. Great location in Arcadia ARCADIA SCHOOLS! (SAN) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

Remodeled 4 bedroom two level with 3 full bathrooms in 2,666 sq.ft. of living space. Kitchen and all the bathrooms with tile floors, stainless steel appliances and granite counters, bamboo wood flooring on a 7,502 sq.ft. lot. Probate Sale. (B2117) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

ATTENTION INVESTORS!!! This beautiful large lot includes 3 separate single family residences. Two2 bed/1 ba and one-3 bed/1.5 ba. Some recent upgrades have been made. Call for more info. (COG) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

Charming Cape Cod style with picket fence on a quiet culde-sac. Two bedroom, 1 full and 2 half bathrooms, hardwood oak floors, French doors open to a stone paved terrace overlooking amazing canyon and ocean views. Fireplace, updated kitchen with granite countertops and mosaic tile backsplash. Private and serene. (B520) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

Beautiful corner lot on the border ofArcadia and Monrovia. Separate guest house with own entrance w/possible income. Offering 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, 2521Sq.ft. of living space and over 9000 sq. lot. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and island. Spacious Master suite offers bay window, large walking close.(H1002) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123

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NEXT TO NATURE

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CUTE STARTER HOME

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$348,000

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GLENDALE

REDONDO BEACH

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$1,560,000

Highly Demand rental area located in Northern San Gabriel with Award Winning Temple City Schools. Built in 1986 with low maintenance required. Front unit has one 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Back unit has four 2 bedroom 1.25 bathroom. Laundry Room on site. Each unit has 2 car parking. Stable Income with long term tenant.(A9024) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123

$948,000

Beautifully remodeled home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,130 sq.ft. on 10,219 sq.ft. lot, fireplace in living room, guest house and 3 car detached garage. Central air and heat. Across from San Gabriel Country Club. (H720) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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SAN GABRIEL

This 2bed/1 ba home located on a nice tree-lined street in Arcadia features new hardwood floors, newer blinds, paint and central air & heat. Also features, Separate laundry room, one car garage and large back yard with many possibilities for expansion. (MAR) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

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$259,900

Large home on a quiet cul-de-sac street close to schools & shopping, two master bedrooms, extra large living room, brick fireplace, wood flooring, dining area, covered patio, beautiful back yard, two car attached garage. (B1281)

DRE# : 01360317

This tastefully remodeled with 3 bedrooms & 1 full bathroom, remodeled kitchen with granite counters, dining area opens to the family room and bedrooms with large closets. Crown moldings, and dual-pane windows throughout. Laundry room with access to the back patio. Additional features, central A/C, heat, and full copper plumbing. Located in North San Gabriel with Temple City Schools!! (ARD) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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