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A thousand cranes in memory of Sandy Hook December 14th Monterey Park awoke to another horrific case of shooting at our schools. A crazy gunman shot 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Monterey Park Rotary President David Anantasin wondered what can a small club on the other side of the country do to help and how can this be tied to the Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka’s theme for 2012-13 “Peace Through Service.” He remembered the story that he had heard as a child about a girl (Sadako Sasaki) in Japan, who was dying from leukemia caused by the bomb dropped during World War II on Hiroshima. According to Japanese legend if she could make a thousand paper cranes, she would be granted a wish. Her wish was to live. She made 644 cranes before she passed away. Her community comPlease see page 5

Glendale Fire Department receives donation from CORT Furniture The Glendale Fire Department adopts local families who need assistance for the holidays. This year, one of the families requested beds for their children. The staff of Glendale Fire Department made it their mission to fulfill the family’s Christmas wish. CORT specializes in finding solutions that remove the worry and financial problems that accompanies change. The goal is Please see page 3

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Airport authority retains firms to study multimodal transit to Bob Hope Airport

Scope also includes planning for potential land uses near airport

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The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has voted to approve retaining two firms, AECOM, Inc. and STV, Inc., to conduct studies focusing on improving multi-modal transit connections to and from Burbank Bob Hope Airport and to begin planning for potential land uses

in and around the Airport, including the B-6 property, site of the former Lockheed Martin “Skunk Works.” The Airport Land Use Working Group (ALUWG), comprising staff members from both the Airport and the City of Burbank, will provide oversight and direction for the stud-

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The technical studies represent the next steps in a joint Authority and City process to develop a consensus plan for the future of Bob Hope Airport. The studies’ scopes include: 1. Engaging in a consensus-based planning process with community in-

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South Alzado Street residential structure fire in Monterey Park On Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 10:58 a.m., Monterey Park Fire units responded to a reported structure fire at 456 S. Alzado St. First arriving units found a single family dwelling with an apparent attic fire in progress. An aggressive fire attack was conducted and the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. In addition to Monterey Park Fire, units from Alhambra and Los Angeles County assisted with suppression efforts. The home suffered approximately $100,000 dollars in damage to the structure and contents. There were no injuries to civilians or to firefighters. Initial cause is under investigation by members of the Monterey Park Arson Taskforce, however preliminary results showed the fire to be accidental in nature.

‘What can a girl do? City of Hope gets major gift from Kaplan A world of good’ family to fund construction of new pavilion

event. The Mayors’ words of encouragement to over 400 girl scouts supported this year’s cookie theme, “What Can A Girl Do?” - “A World of Good”.The girls were re-

A major gift from the Arthur and Rosalie Kaplan family will launch construction of a new pavilion at City of Hope. The pavilion, named in the family’s honor, the Kaplan Family Pavilion, will sit at the heart of City of Hope’s hospitality, reception and conference area. It will be adjacent to the Visitor Center, House of Hope and Platt Conference Center – all integral components of City of Hope’s outreach to, and connection with, the community. Family members – Arthur (deceased) and Rosalie Kaplan, along with their children, Michael Kaplan, Steven

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There was a Girl Scout Cookie Kick-off event at the Holy Angels Church on Saturday, January 12 with Mayors MaryAnnLutz (Monrovia), Bob Harbicht (Arcadia) and Margaret Finlay (Duarte) helping kick off the

Hundreds of friends and patients enjoy the celebrations at City of Hope Thursday. -Photo by Terry Miller


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Avon closing Pasadena distribution facility Avon has recently announced that the company will close its distribution facilities in Atlanta, GA and Pasadena, CA. These facilities closures are part of the initial steps of the company’s global Cost Savings Initiative that was announced in December. The global actions are aimed at concentrating resources on high-priority activities, boosting efficiencies and reducing costs. Avon's commitment to its U.S. business, and to

Representatives and their Consumers “ is unwavering.” According to an email sent to this newspaper. “ These changes will allow the company to focus on those activities which can best support its Representatives, help them grow their businesses and meet the needs of their customers.” The decision to close these U.S. facilities is necessary to right-size our U.S. supply chain footprint, reduce complexities and restore the health of the U.S. business.

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California Public Utilities Commission blasts SCEdison for poor handling of windstorm in 42-page-report Report cites serious safety violations; ‘restoration time was inadequate' By Terry Miller

Temple City was one of the hardest hit areas in the huge windstorm December 2011. The Public Utilities Commission has published a scathing report on Edison’s response to that disaster but Edison also has fired back saying SCE deployed more than 1,500 field resources to remove vegetation and safely restore power. Within 24 hours of the peak outage total (4 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2011), SCE had restored nearly 50 percent of its customers’ power. -Photos by Terry Miller

The California Public Utilities Commission released a 42 page document detailing their final findings which indicate serious violations on behalf of SCE in the handling of the days and weeks that followed the windstorm. The report goes on to say: “On November 30, 2011 and December 1, 2011, powerful winds swept through Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) territory knocking down utility facilities, uprooting trees, and causing prolonged power outages. Two-hundred fortyeight wood poles and 1,064 overhead conductors were affected. The highest number of simultaneous customer outages was 226,053. Full restoration was completed at 6:21 AM on December 8, 2011. There were no report-

ed injuries or deaths due to this incident. The Consumer Protection and Safety Division (CPSD) of the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) investigated the cause of the failed poles, SCE’s restoration effort, and SCE’s communication with the general public and governmental agencies during the incident. CPSD determined that SCE and Communication Infrastructure Providers (CIP), who jointly own poles in SCE’s service territory, violated General Order (GO) 95 safety factor requirements. The CIPs involved are AT&T, Champion Broadband, Charter Communications, Sunesys, Time Warner Cable, TW Telecom, and Verizon. At least 211 poles and 17 guy wires

did not meet the safety factor requirements codified in GO 95, Rule 44.1. CPSD also found that SCE violated GO 95, Rules 17 and 19, for failing to adequately investigate the outages and pole failures and for failing to preserve the evidence. CPSD found that SCE’s restoration time was inadequate. In addition, information in SCE’s emergency procedures was not updated and SCE personnel did noty follow traing schedule nor did they ask for mutual assistance.” The massive windstorm on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2011 affected 440,000 Edison customers, including about 205,000 customers in the San Gabriel Valley. It caused more than $34 million in damages in the Los Angeles County area.

Antonovich asks PUC to enforce utility regulations violated In a motion introduced for the January 22 Board agenda, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has called for the Public Utilities Commission to enforce regulations violated by Edison in the 2011 windstorms. “The PUC investigative report revealed that Edison destroyed evidence that should have been available to inspectors, used substandard utility poles, and failed to conduct emergency training exercises,” Antonovich said. “Edison’s failure to comply with common industry standards resulted in prolonged outages, unnecessary damage, a complete customer communications blackout -- and ultimately, an increased threat to public safety.” In December 2011, powerful windstorms swept through the San Gabriel Valley and San Fernando Valley knocking down 200 utility poles, uprooting 1,300 trees, and leaving 439,000 customers without power for more than seven days. The utility company’s response to the

disaster led the Consumer Protection and Safety Division of the California Public Utilities Commission to investigate. Their report released Monday concluded that: Edison failed to preserve evidence for inspection by the Consumer Protection and Safety Division that proved their actions led to unnecessary damage and prolonged outages. Twenty-one of Edison’s utility poles and 17 guy wires did not meet industry safety requirements. Several conductors showed signs of pitting and deformation indicating they failed to meet industry safety requirements. A lack of vegetation management by Edison may have contributed to utility pole failure. Edison did not dispatch dedicated staff to contact its 397 critical care customers during the incident. Edison did not deploy a reverse-911 system to automatically contact its customers of an outage in a particular area. Edison provided the

public inaccurate restoration time estimates. Edison did not implement in-person “door-todoor” outreach activities during emergencies. Edison did not request mutual assistance from other utilities or the California Utility Emergency Organization (CUEO) which could have reduced restoration times. Edison’s Corporate Emergency Response and Recovery Plan is outdated, and some of its points of contact included retired PUC staff. Edison representatives lacked specific operational knowledge and authority when contacted by the public and government entities. Edison violated safety requirements by failing to conduct all of its emergency training exercises. Antonovich’s motion also directs the County’s Office of Emergency Management to provide the Board of Supervisors with quarterly reports on Edison’s compliance correcting these deficiencies.

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to make life’s transitions easier and less stressful. CORT located on 339 N. Central Avenue in Glendale fulfilled its goal by providing the Glendale Fire Department with a large furniture donation that included two twin size headboards along with box springs and mattresses, a dresser, two nightstands, a mirror, a sofa, loveseat, and lamp. Glen-

dale Fire Department personnel delivered the furniture to the local family who was extremely grateful and overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. This family was overjoyed to have their Christmas wish come true. Glendale Fire Department would like to thank CORT, Store Manager Mark Belinfante, Retail Manager Robert Morgan

and Sales Representative Lisa Marie Green for their gracious donation and support. The mission of the Glendale Fire Department is to protect life and property by providing the highest level of service to the community. For more information about the Glendale Fire Department, go to http://fire.ci.glendale. ca.us.


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Ice skating coach arrested for lewd acts with child 29-year-old Suspect Donald Vincent, a youth ice skating coach, was arrested at his Torrance home on Friday by Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Suspect Vincent is alleged to have molested a boy while the coach lived in Hacienda Heights. Suspect Vincent has been coaching youth ice skaters for the past seven years at various ice skating rinks in the Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County areas, including: East/West Ice Palace – Artesia, Los Angeles County Glacial Gardens – Lakewood, Los Angeles County Norwalk Ice – Norwalk, now closed (2007) Paramont Iceland Paramount, Los Angeles County Skating Edge Ice Arena – Harbor City, Los Angeles County Anaheim Ice – Anaheim, Orange County Ice Town Riverside – Riverside, Riverside County The information came to light in December 2012 when the now 17-year old victim told a friend at a youth camp, who then told another person. They then encouraged the victim to report the abuse. The victim told sheriff’s investigators that he was repeatedly mo-

lested by his skating coach at the coach’s Hacienda Heights home, when he was between the ages of 12 to 15. Suspect Vincent was arrested on felony child molestation charges at his home in Torrance on January 11, 2013. He is currently incarcerated with a bail set at $1,000,000.00. On Monday, January 14, 2013 at Pomona Superior Court, the suspect was charged with three felony counts by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The charges include: One count of 288.5(a) CA Penal Code, Continuous Lewd Acts With a Minor, and two counts of 288(c)(1) CA Penal Code, Lewd Acts with a Minor, Ages 14 or 15. Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau detectives are seeking the help of the public to identify possible additional victims, especially during the suspect’s tenure as a skating coach. Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or specialvictims@ lasd.org Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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Kaplan and Bonnie (Kaplan) Fein – have been longtime supporters of City of Hope. The pavilion that bears their name will help usher in City of Hope’s centennial celebration in 2013, paying tribute both to City of Hope’s legacy and to its future. With two individual structures joined by a central courtyard, this modern centerpiece will include a concert venue; multimedia, conference and presentation rooms; exhibit spaces; and outdoor areas. Groundbreaking for the 8,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin in January 2013; the building is scheduled to open in January 2014. The Kaplan family has made significant contributions to City of Hope as donors and by serving on various committees and boards. Steven Kaplan has been active with a number of City of Hope chapters, including Inner Circle and The Sportsmen’s Club. Michael Kaplan is a past City of Hope chapter president and legacy member of the board of directors. Bonnie Fein is a past president of Inner Circle and currently serves on City of Hope’s Ambassador Leadership Council, the Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council and Board of Regents. The Kaplan family previously supported an endowed chair in medical oncology and named the lobby inside City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital in 2007. This most recent gift is

City of Hope a tribute to Arthur and Rosalie Kaplan by their children who continue to be inspired by their family’s legacy and commitment to philanthropic giving. Arthur Kaplan was president and co-founder of KB Management Co., a development firm specializing in office buildings. Raised in Los Angeles, he was involved in numerous Jewish charities, as well as medical and educational organizations such as City of Hope. Before starting KB Management, he headed several Southern California firms that manufactured and sold food products, tires and cosmetics. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1981, and was treated at City of Hope. Though he died in 1985, the family credits City of Hope

with prolonging his life and enabling him to enjoy his final years. “Everyone that comes through City of Hope’s gate is treated with an enormous level of compassion,” said Michael Kaplan. “We do what we can to support City of Hope because they do so much to help everybody and they do it with compassion and love.” “We are grateful for Rosalie’s generosity and for the legacy support from the Kaplan family,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair and City of Hope chief executive officer. “City of Hope celebrates its centennial in 2013. This gift enables us to build a museum and reception

center to honor our past and celebrate our future. The Kaplan Family Pavilion will provide a setting to preserve the heritage of the last hundred years, and to reinvigorate our commitment to our mission and the challenges of the next hundred years.” “When you have been given so much in life, there is an obligation to give back,” said Rosalie Kaplan, who will celebrate her 100th birthday in 2013 - City of Hope’s centennial year. “When I grew up, we did not have a lot of money, but I never thought that we were poor. Any extra money that I earned would be placed in a special jar for City of Hope. I have always believed that they have the ability to cure cancer.”

Opera Singers from the Los Angeles Opera Company entertain guests Thursday lunchtime after the ceremonial groundbreaking.The pavilion that bears the Kaplan name name will help usher in City of Hope’s centennial celebration in 2013, paying tribute both to City of Hope’s legacy and to its future. -Photos by Terry Miller


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Great food, luxury living and classic cars in Torrance By Greg Aragon I didn’t know what to expect when a friend and I arrived in Torrance for a recent mid-week getaway. The city has always been a mystery to me; a place I past on the way to Redondo Beach or Long Beach. But after a night in the ocean-front city, I knew I had discovered a hidden gem. The adventure began when a friend and I checked into comfortable suite at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel. Located in the center of town, next to the Del Amo Fashion Mall (the fifth largest mall in the U.S.), with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Downtown Los Angeles, the hotel is a great place to call home while visiting Torrance. Our 17th-floor room was highlighted by a huge living area, with office desk, flat screen TV, and full kitchen with sink, microwave and fridge. The modern room also boasted a comfy king bed and a balcony overlooking the beautiful Los Angeles

skyline and Pacific Ocean. After unpacking we drove a few blocks from the hotel to The Depot Restaurant (www.depotrestaurant. com), where we enjoyed a memorable, eclectic lunch in a classic building that was once an actual train depot. I began the meal with iced tea and Debu-Chan Bento, an exciting and delicious plate featuring seared tuna, house-smoked Ssalmon, Thai BBQ shrimp, crispy calamari, and miso greens. My friend had the Hudson River Foie Gras & Garlic Shrimp Club Sandwich, with Applewood smoked bacon on toasted brioche. While dining with met chef and owner Michael Shafer, who described a little about his menu, which tastefully blends German, Austrian, contemporary Scandinavian, pan-Asian, Mexican-American, and American cooking together to create a tantalizing culinary journey. Other tasty items at The Depot include the Shrimp Burger, with roasted peppers, gorgonzola and garlic spread; the Ahi Tuna & Wasabi Caviar Tartare; and Macaroni and Cheese with buttermilk

chicken fingers. With our bellies full and satisfied we cruised out of The Depot and into the Toyota Museum (www.toyotausamuseum.com), located on grounds of the car company’s headquarters. In this fascinating, 46,000-sq-ft museum I encountered a hundreds of rare and historic cars, some I which had a profound impact on my own life.

Museum highlights include a 1958 Crown, the first Toyota ever sold in America; a sports car from the James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice;” the first Lexus to come across the ocean to America; a section full of awesome Indy Race Cars; rare pick-up trucks and Land Rovers; and kiosks everywhere that display videos of the history of car-making gi-

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Back at the hotel, we relaxed by the indoor / outdoor pool and then I worked out at the fitness center. Afterwards, we grabbed a drink at the Marriott’s beautiful Rain Wine Bar & Lounge. For dinner we drove a couple miles to Yuzu Sushi Restaurant, where we sampled sushi and fine Japanese cuisine. Dinner highlights in-

clude, Yebisu beer, pickled veggies, fish cakes, tuna rolls, fried chicken and an array of exotic salads. Torrance Marriott South Bay is located at 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, 90503. For more information and reservations, visit www.marriott. com or call (310) 316-3636. For more info on Yuzu Restaurant, call (310) 533-9898.

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pleted the project in her memory. They went on to create a statue of Sadako holding a giant golden origami crane in Hiroshima Peace Park so that her memory lives on. President David with 30 Rotarians and Interactors worked on two Saturdays in January to create a mobile of 1,000 origami cranes in memory of Sandy Hook’s victims. Students and teachers at Repetto Elementary School also made 1,000 origami cranes to create another mobile. The teachers used this project to teach the children about compassion for others

and reaching out in peace to others. These cranes will be displayed in the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Children’s Room later this month and from there the cranes will be shipped to Sandy Hook as a memorial of what they, and we all lost. The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library also has the children’s book for checkout about Sadako entitled Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. For further information contact Monterey Park Rotary President David Anantasin (213) 268-5911 or E-mail him

at info@montereyparkrotary. org. Rotary International is the oldest service organization in the world. For information on serving your local community through the Monterey Park Rotary, check http://montereyparkrotary. org/. Monterey Park Rotary usually meets every Thursday at 12:15 P.M. at Capital Seafood, 755 W. Garvey Avenue, Monterey Park. For more information on Rotary International and clubs in other communities see http:// www.rotary.org/EN/ABOUTUS/Pages/ridefault.aspx.

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minded that “by putting their mind and energies to something, a Girl Scout can overcome any challenge. There are no limits. She can be anything. She can do anything.” The event was put together by Joyce Santillan, Monrovia/Duarte Service Unit Manager and Judy Lee, Arcadia Service Unit Manager who decided that bringing more girls together would provide an opportunity for

girls to “meet new friends and have fun with their sister scouts.” Girls attended Cookie University where they learned about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life. Girls are building a lifetime of skills and confidence. So remember, when

a girl scout is selling you a box of cookies, you are helping her to reach her goals. Cookie Sales initial orders begin January 13, 2013 and booth sales will begin February 12. For more information about cookies or if you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, please contact the local Arcadia Council at (626) 677-2000 or look at the website girlscoutsla.org.

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Dorothy's Place Live with both?

By Dorothy Denne My life will soon change. I’m about to become rich. Have you seen all the ads recently for the big Sweepstakes? Well, with no effort on my part, I’ve made it to the finals and now I’m mailing in the winnng entry. The camera crew and the Prize Patrol will soon show up at my front door. I’m going to win $5,000 a week for the rest of my life! Dream on. What will I do with all that money? Oh sure, I’d like to buy a sparsely populated state and just turn it into a huge, happy home for all the abandoned and abused animals and kids of the world. But

then, I’m not thinking charity and goodness today. I’m thinking pure self-indulgent pampering. I’ll start with a new house and lots of rooms, each to its own purpose. Of course, a door on every room except the “parlor”. No one but me need ever see the inside of them except my husband and my animals and I might shut even him and them out of some. I’ll have a humongous indoor jacuzzi with so many built-in jets that I can lie, sit or stand in any position and bombard any one spot on my whole body. Then I’ll have a heated massage table and I’ll hire a masseuse to give me a massage at least once a day. Since my body will feel good, I’ll do my own housecleaning. I like to clean. But, I’ll never do grocery shopping again. No reason

to cook either and definitely no dishwashing. No laundry. No ironing. I’m not being entirely selfish--think of the new jobs I’m creating. I’ll have a new $5,000 every week. I’ll pay very well. What if...do you suppose...could someone else have the winning number? I won’t have lots and lots of rooms? I won’t have a jacuzzi? I won’t have lots of hired help? Do I need them? Nah. I do have a bath tub. I do have lots and lots of friends. I do have a “parlor”. My friends don’t mind if my treadmill sits in one corner and my books are piled in another. My cats will sit in my lap in any room. I wouldn’t trade all the wonderful love I have for even $5,000 a week. Then again, I could surely learn to live with both.

Joy Forbes selected as Burbank’s Director of the Community Development Department Burbank Interim City Manager Ken Pulskamp has promoted Joy Forbes to become the City’s new Director of the Community Development Department (CDD). Forbes currently serves as Deputy City Manager for the City of Burbank, a position she’s held since January, 2009. Prior to that, she served 13-years in CDD, finishing as Deputy City Planner before her move to the City Manager’s Office four years ago. “In some ways, I’m re-

turning to my roots,” says Forbes. “CDD stoked my passion for city planning; but it was these last four years as Deputy City Manager that gave me an even deeper understanding of all the elements that create a vibrant community.” The Community Development Department is responsible for City Planning, Building, License and Code, Transportation, Housing, and Economic Development. “Given Joy’s experience in the field of Community Development,

her professional planning background, and her vast knowledge of the Burbank community, I know she will do an excellent job leading this department,” says Pulskamp. Forbes will begin her duties as CDD Director on Saturday, January 19, 2013. In addition, she will continue to assist Interim City Manager Pulskamp as he conducts an internal search for an Interim Assistant City Manager. Forbes replaces Greg Herrmann who retired in December, 2012.

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20 year-old Newhall man sentenced to 15 years for molestation A 20-year-old Newhall man who trolled for teen girls on Internet social media sites and hung out with younger boys so he could meet younger girls was sentenced to 15 years and four months in state prison today after pleading no contest to molesting 15 girls in 2010 and 2011, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Julie Kramer said Michael Downs was sentenced by San Fernando Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky. Downs pleaded

to 14 felony counts and one misdemeanor charge involving the victims, between the ages of 16 and 12 when the crimes occurred. She said the felony charges included eight counts of lewd conduct with a child, five counts of unlawful sex with a minor and one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a minor. The misdemeanor count was sexual battery. Downs was charged in December 2011 and has been in custody since then in connection with the case. As part of his sentence, he

must register for life as a sex offender. A restitution hearing will be scheduled by Judge Zacky on Feb. 27. Authorities said Downs was between the ages of 18 and 19 when the crimes occurred. They said he lied about his age, pretending to be 15 or 16. He would meet the victims through social media, at malls and house parties. He also befriended younger teen boys to meet girls in their age group. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau.

Glendale neighborhood services is moving The Community Development Department (CDD) has undergone a series of structural realignments throughout the past year in an effort to provide the best customer service to all who live, work and conduct business in Glendale. The final part of that reorganization will be completed when the Neighborhood Services operation moves to the Municipal Services Building. This move will enhance the customer experience as it will ensure that a variety of services be provided under one roof and at one

centralized public counter. The new configuration will truly provide a one-stop-shop for many of the City’s constituents including developers, contractors, homeowners and business owners. Beginning on January 22, 2013, the Neighborhood Services Office (consisting of code compliance and customer service staff) will be housed in the Municipal Services Building located at 633 East Broadway in room 101. Their new counter hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 12:00

PM. The public will still be able to contact staff at the Neighborhood Services number, (818) 548-3700 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Fridays. Stay connected with the Community Development Department by signing up to receive their online newsletter, CDD Connection. You can also visit the CDD Webpage to learn more about the services available through the Community Development Department or by phone at (818) 548-2140.

Airport land use commission Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) will conduct a public hearing concerning the City of Burbank Draft 2035 General Plan project for its review for consistency with the Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Plan on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 150 at the Hall of Records, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles,

California 90012. The Draft Burbank 2035 Plan’s project site for the purposes of this Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) review is the Airport Influence Area for Bob Hope Airport that is within the City of Burbank. For further information contact Mr. David McDonald at (213) 974-6425 or dmcdonald@planning.lacounty. gov. Review case materials at http://planning.co.la.ca.us/

aluc.htm. “ADA Accommodations: If you require reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids and services such as material in alternate format or a sign language interpreter, please contact the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Coordinator at (213) 974-6488 (Voice) or (213) 617-2292 (TDD), with at least three business days notice”.

Sonia Fernandez reappointed to the California Employment Training Panel Sonia Fernandez, 40, of Pomona, has been reappointed to the California Employment Training Panel, where she has served since 2011. Fernandez has been marketing representative at the Laborers’ Employers Cooperation and Education Trust since 2005. She was database manager

at the Southern California Laborers’ Joint Apprenticeship Committee from 2002 to 2005. Fernandez was an accounts payable and receivable clerk at the Holiday Candy Company Inc. from 1996 to 1997 and was a personnel administration clerk in the United States Marine Corps from 1993 to 2006.

She is a member of Disabled American Veterans. Fernandez earned a Master of Arts degree in leadership and organizational studies from Azusa Pacific University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Fernandez is a Democrat.


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Edison reviews PUC report Southern California Edison (SCE) has received and is currently reviewing the California Public UtilitiesCommission, Safety and Enforcement Division’s final report on its investigation of the utility’s response to the Nov. 30, 2011,hurricaneforce windstorm that resulted in significant damage to the SanGabriel Valley. In their press release, SCE said “The final report recaps many issues that SCE has previously acknowledged. Based on a tremendous effort by SCE to learn from theresponse experience, including both an internal and an extensivethirdparty investigation that SCE made publically available in April 2012,the utility has modified and significantly upgraded many of its practicesto enhance its response to major storms such as the one of Nov. 30, 2011.” “Our performance in the San Gabriel Valley following the 2011 windstorm fell short of our own expectations, as well as those of our customers,local elected officials, and the commission,” said SCE President Ron Litzinger. “As a result, we have established a comprehensive program tostrengthen our service restoration and communication performance during andafter storms by bolstering key technology systems, and by increasing thescalability and integration of our storm response plan.” SCE continues to believe that in an emergency such as this, there needs tobe an appropriate and practical balance between restoration efforts andpreservation of removed materials for later regulatory analysis.Restoration of electrical service had to take precedence in this situationgiven the magnitude of the damage and the significant number of customerswho remained without power. While SCE’s primary focus was on restoration

ofservice, field crews transported and preserved more than an acre of fallenpole material as “evidence.” SCE looks forward to working with the commission to develop protocols that would confirm the appropriate balance between restoration and preservation of materials following significant storm events. Key improvements: SCE is currently planning to implement a study of its poles, as directed in the recent General Rate Case decision, to examine poleloading in the service territory and will report the results of thestudy to the commission by July 31, 2013. The Outage Center on SCE’s website, SCE.com, was redesigned forbetter access via mobile devices. This includes a new mobileapplication for iPhone and Android smart phones to give customers theopportunity to access outage information, report an outage, or trackoutage status via their mobile devices. The utility identified more than 40 potential staging sites within the service territory that can be used as command posts and locations for crew gathering and dispatch, as well as to store materials. SCE has improved situational awareness through storm and response modeling, which was tested during the utility’s responseduring the 2012 heat wave. The utility plans for the use of Early Damage Assessment Teams for immediate field deployment to perform quick assessment of the magnitude and location of damage, which can then be used as input to help determine the appropriate restoration strategy and resource requirements. Background on the 2011 windstorm: The severe windstorm resulted in nearly 225,000

customers being without power at the peak of the event, and more than 400,000 customers experienced at least some power loss. The wind knocked down approximately 250 poles, 60,000 feet of wire and 100 transformers, most of them in the greater San Gabriel Valley, the hardest hit area. SCE deployed more than 1,500 field resources to remove vegetation and safely restore power. Within 24 hours of the peak outage total (4 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2011), SCE had restored nearly 50 percent of its customers’ power. Restoration efforts were completed on Dec. 8, 2011. SCE field crews worked around the clock for days in a difficult and dangerous environment. Thousands of hours were spent removing trees, rebuilding entire electrical lines, installing over 200 poles and reestablishingservice for hundreds of thousands of customers. While some customers were without power for an extended time, 92 percent of affected customers in the San Gabriel Valley area had their power restored by Sunday eveningor within four days. There were no serious injuries to the crews or the public. Customer safety is a top operating priority for SCE. If you see a downed line or dangling wire — even if it appears not to be live — don’t touch or approach it and call 911 immediately. A video and fact sheet about powerline safety are available at: www.sce.com/ powerlines. The information is available in Spanish at: www.sce.com/cables.The Davies report and SCE’s internal report are available on SCE’s website at: http:// www.sce.com/windstorm. Follow us on Twitter(www. twitter.com/SCE)and like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SCE).

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Assemblymember Holden offers help for struggling homeowners with AB 132 California homeowners with mortgage-related headaches will get some relief under a new bill proposed by State Assemblymember Chris Holden (DPasadena). AB 132 would waive the state penalties on early withdrawals from retirement accounts when the funds are used to help stabilize mortgage payments. As more and more homeowners struggle to pay their mortgages or watch as their home values plunge, they are turning to early distributions from their retirement accounts. But that can trigger severe tax penalties if the borrower is less than 59 ½ years of age. There is a 10% federal

tax penalty and an additional 2.5% state penalty for early withdrawals. “These people are being penalized for trying to do the right thing and save their homes,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “With several mortgage lenders acknowledging abuses, it’s time to give homeowners a break. In addition to helping these people stay in their homes, we’re also helping restore stability to our communities and avoid the blight associated with foreclosures.” Under Holden’s AB 132, eligible homeowners could avoid state tax penalties on up to $6,000 taken from their retirement ac-

counts when they use them to pay their mortgage. The penalty is also waived as part of a home loan modification. In addition, individuals must agree to receive financial counseling from a HUD-approved counseling agency prior to taking the distribution. “I’m hoping that this bill will allow more homeowners to avoid foreclosure. The added funds may help stabilize homeowners for a month or two until they can refinance or sell. Although foreclosure rates across the state are down, California still has the nation’s second-highest foreclosure activity,” added Holden.

Azusa gang leader sentenced to 20 years The leader of a gang that committed serious hate crimes against African Americans in Azusa was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars. The Feds say 48-yearold Santiago Rios, who is known as “Chico,” was the leader of the Azusa 13

gang in 2008 and 2009. He pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and conspiracy to violate the civil rights of area black men and women. On June 2011, a federal grand jury indicted Rios

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and 50 other members and associates of Azusa 13, which is a Latino gang. Authorities alleged that the gang committed racially-motivated crimes against black people from assaults to robberies and also used racist graffiti to harass African Americans.

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altadena (aLa) Altadena (ALA)

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tion and to the Gold Line in Pasadena. 3. Assisting the City in identifying acceptable land use development opportunities at the Airport and nearby rail stations. 4. Developing strategies that minimize environmental impacts of Airportrelated development. In 2011 both the Authority and the City agreed to extend a 2005 Devel-

opment Agreement until March, 2015. Extending the Agreement allows the City and Authority time to work closely with the community to explore options for future use of the land in and around the Airport and the transit systems serving the Airport. The preliminary schedule calls for the public involvement in the studies to begin next spring. The

selected firms, AECOM, Inc. and STV, Inc., have extensive transportation and land use planning experience. The studies will take approximately fourteen months to complete at a cost of $949,647, being covered through a grant from the federal government with additional funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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ARCADIA

$4,488,000

6 bedrooms, 9 baths, 9,499 sq. ft. Gourmet kitchen w/wolf appliances, pantry, breakfast nook, and Chinese Wok Room, French Designer cabinets. 3D Screen, 9 seat digital home theater, 3 wet bars, wine cellar, very quiet walnut panel hydraulic elevators, master bedroom w/Swedish sauna, Jacuzzi. Outdoor swimming pool & spa, water fall, pool house with full bath, and BBQ area. 3 car garage, lot 28,597 sq. ft.(L306). Showings by appt. only. CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

PASADENA

$1,288,000

The property has 5 units on the lot. Lot is rm32 can build 7 units condominium(checkwithcity). Also70&80s.Vinedoavepasadena ca 91107 for sale $2,600,000.00. The property has 10 units, lot is rm32- 20,000 sqft can build 14 units condominium (check with city). Total 3 parcels (5748-012-004,005,006) lot size: 150 x 200sqfthavenewprojectfor22unitscondominiuminplancheck review process. You can buy all 3 parcels for $3,888.000.(V60) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (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

NEXT TO NATURE

$575,000

PASADENA

$2,600,000

The property has 10 units for sale it is; 70 & 80 s. Vinedo ave pasadenaca91107.Lotisrm32-100x200sqftcanbuild14units condominium (check with city).Also 60 s vinedo ave pasadena for sale &1,288,000. The property has 5 units. Lot is rm32 -9997 sqftcanbuild7unitscondominium(checkwithcity).Total3parcels (5748-012-004,005,006)lot size:150 x 200 sqft have new project for 22 units condominium in plan check review process.(V70) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

SAN GABRIEL

$948,000

Beautifully remodeled home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,280 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 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

3 ON A LOT

$839,000

Front unit is 2 bed/1 ba and was totally remodeled in 2001w/ new roof, copper plumbing and new electrical wiring, C/A and heat washer/dryer hookup. Back unit is a duplex with 3 bed/2ba each, built in 1989 w/remodeled kitchen and baths and have 2 car attached garage. Each has own washer/dryer hook up in garage. Walking distance to schools, parks, markets and transportation. This is a well maintained triplex, great for income property. (DEL) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

SAN GABRIEL

$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

REDONDO BEACH

$929,000

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

LOS ANGELES

$799,000

House with 3 units. Front house is 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Plus three 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments in the hills of El Sereno adjacent to South Pasadena. (D3910) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

PACIFIC PALISADES

$895,000

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

ARCADIA

$798,000

Single Level Ranch style on a cul-de-sac street with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, family room, detached double garage, pool. (W307) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

GLENDALE

$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

S. EL MONTE

$879,000

Industrial Space. Move into one, enjoy the income from the other. Two 3000+ sq. ft. buildings on a 22000 sq. ft. lot. Ideal for vehicle storage to the rear of the buildings. Large loading doors front and rear easy access. Close to 60 Freeway.(C2416) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123

4 BEDROOM

$595,000

This total remolded home features 4 bed/2.5 ba, new flooring in all rooms; Berber carpet in all the bedrooms ceramic tile in kitchen and all the bathrooms and wood flooring in entry, halls living room and dining room, some new lighting, new counter, sinks and fixtures in the kitchen and the bathrooms. New window treatments on every window. This home is truly ready to move into. (ROY) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

SIERRA MADRE

$548,000

2 units – one - 2 Bed/1 ba Unit with a good sized yard in the back and a 2-car garage in the front. (One garage space for each unit) The other unit is a 3 Bed/1ba unit with a large gated front yard. In addition to both of these units for sale, the adjacent property on the west side of this property is also for sale. That property is a nice duplex (two 2Bed/1 ba each with 1 car garages and very large private yards.) (SAX1) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

PASADENA

$488,000

MONROVIA

$419,900

Updated single level end unit on a tree lined street with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal dining, breakfast room in large kitchen, FA/CA, large patio and two car garage. New flooring, carpet, interior paint, smooth ceilings, dishwasher. Gated entrance. (M286) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

Beautiful townhome located in Orange Grove Village, near Rose Bowl and downtown Pasadena. Offering 2 master bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open living room with fireplace, dining room, remodeled kitchen, hardwood flooring. Cozy den, private patio. (O338) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

NEAT Secluded and updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Hardwood flooring in separate dining room, kitchen with storage Island. Living room with cozy fireplace. Oversized master bedroom with a walk-in closet. Home recently re-wired and newer double pane windows in all rooms except garage. Recessed lighting. Rear patio features both a spacious above ground hot tub and a separate upright Sauna/Steam Room for four people.(P2114) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

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CUTE STARTER HOME

$365,000

APPLE VALLEY

ARCADIA

$348,000

SOUTHWEST PASADENA

$299,000

$369,000

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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)

$518,000

$1,398,000

Breath taking! Temple city school. Granite floors, cathedral ceiling, top quality & extraordinary architectural design, family & living room w/fireplace, central air and heating, formal dining room, master suite w/steam room, office, bonus room and bar, beautiful gormet kitchen w/granite coutertops and center island, a must see.(L5924) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123

This beautiful two story, home features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, family room with fireplace and remodeled kitchen. Large outdoor patio and balcony with peaceful views of the mountains and surrounded by beautiful lush plants and flowers plus an amazing rock waterfall. Nature lovers have got to see this one! (NOR) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,700 sq. ft. of living space. Shows very well, close to shopping centers and schools. 2 car garage. Property is located on a corner lot must see to appreciate.(M3702)

SAN GABRIEL - 2 UNITS

TEMPLE CITY

$359,000

BEAUTIFULAPPLE VALLEY built in 2002. 3085 Sq.Ft. home with 1200 SF matching structure behind on 1 1/2 acres. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Kitchen with double oven. Master bedroom with patio and walk-in closet. Formal living room, family room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen with breakfast bar and nook area. Beautiful hardwood floors. French doors, plantation shutters, central vacuum system. Security system and 3 car garage.(S14002) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

Adorable home in a fantastic location. Wonderful for a first time home or investment. Open floor plan, living room, dining area, galley kitchen. Hardwood flooring, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large back yard, double detached garage. (A2854) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

This 1 bed/1.5 ba condo is located in SW Pasadena and features a spacious living room w/frpl, large dining area, kitchen w/newer appliances, pergo floors & walk-in pantry and a large master suite w/walk-in closet. Community pool and rec room, security building with subterranean parking. All this located on a wonderful tree lined street. (PLE) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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MONROVIA CONDO

$298,000

This fantastic home features 2 bed/3 ba (2 masters). Recently remodeled and Close to shopping, restaurants and Old Town Monrovia. Great spacious floor plan, 2 car garage, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, crown molding, oak cabinetry, granite countertops and newer appliances. (MAY) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

GREAT ONE LEVEL CONDO $298,000

This corner unit features 2 bed/1.75 Ba. Highly desirable one level condo north of foothill. Private entrance with large patio. Great floor plan, living room with fireplace, dining area, indoor laundry and master suite. Common area is well maintained with lovely gardens, paths and a recreation room. (FOO) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

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AMAZING COMPLEX!

$269,400

This one level, 2 bed/2ba unit is in a great community complex with pool and spa, playground, clubhouse, gym and more. Large living area and the complex is close to Westfield Mall, freeways and more. (GRE) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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Spectacular Views! This beautiful home boast 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,198 sq. ft. of living space. living room w/ hardwood floors, glass sliding door to balcony. Kitchen features wide open floor-plan w/island and built-in appliances, dining room off kitchen. Master suite w/ fireplace and balcony with magnificent view, including master bath w/separate shower and spa tub. Oversize 2-car garage at street parking.(J4145) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC(626) 445-0123

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$2,600

This total remolded home features 4 bed/2.5 ba, new flooring in all rooms; Berber carpet in all the bedrooms ceramic tile in kitchen and all the bathrooms and wood flooring in entry, halls living room and dining room, some new lighting, new counter, sinks and fixtures in the kitchen and the bathrooms. New window treatments on every window. This home is truly ready to move into. (ROY) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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