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Catholics urge disgraced cardinal: Don’t vote in the Papal Conclave

Glendale municipal elections are right around the corner

After the news that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down effective Feb. 28, Catholics in Los Angeles are urging Cardinal Roger Mahony to stay home instead of participating in the election to determine the next pope. Mahony was recently stripped of his public duties for his part in a sex abuse cover-up while he led the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The College of Cardinals, made up of just fewer than 120 men under the voting eligibility cutoff age of 80, will meet at the Vatican in a closed door conference, known as a “conclave,” to determine the next leader of the worldwide Catholic church. Mahony, who participated in the 2005 gathering to elevate Joseph Ratzinger to the papacy, is 76 and still eligible to participate in the conclave. “The circumstances of this conclave are shocking and require action, but the fact Cardinal Mahony would not choose to recuse himself would only tarnish the College,” said Father Joseph Palacios, a scholar and Catholic priest who was ordained in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “I’m not Please see page 3

On Tuesday, April 2, Glendale will hold its biennial municipal election where voters can cast ballots for the offices of Treasurer, City Clerk, City Council, Community College Board of Trustees, and Glendale Unified School Board. Also up for the consideration of voters are three measures for Charter amendments. In order to vote in the 2013 Glendale Municipal Elections, voters must be registered in the County of Los Angeles in either the City of Glendale or the ar-

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Mysterious door to nowhere discovered at Glendale’s Brand Library Library, Arts & Culture staff and renovation contractors will open a mysterious “door to nowhere” recently discovered during the Brand Library & Art Center renovation project. Historic photos of the 1904 building indicate that the doorway covered in muslin cloth hides a niche that once held a sculpture. The doorway is scheduled

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Residents in Foothill communities asked to curtail water use during pipeline shutdown Consumers in the city of Pasadena and three adjoining Los Angeles County foothill communities are requested to reduce their water use—including refraining from outdoor watering while a major imported water pipeline is taken out of service for eight days beginning Thursday, Feb. 21. The outage is scheduled to last until Feb. 28. In addition to Pasadena, consumers in Altadena, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta are asked to contact their local water supplier to determine water-use restrictions for their area. Supplies for about 250,000

eas served by the Glendale Community College and Glendale Unified School District by Monday, March 18. How to obtain a voter registration form: By phone - Residents may request that a Voter Registration form be mailed by calling the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s general information telephone numbers: (562) 466-1310 or (800) 481VOTE, 24 hours a day. In person - Voter Reg-

people in the affected communities will be limited during the shutdown. Starting Thursday, Feb. 14, residents can visit www. mwdh2o.com and www.bewaterwise.com for the latest information on the planned shutdown as well as watersaving tips. During the shutdown, regular updates on the upgrade work will be posted on the websites. One of the oldest water lines operated and maintained by Metropolitan, a portion of the Upper Feeder delivers treated drinking water from the district’s F. E. Weymouth Water Treatment

Plant in La Verne to foothill cities and communities in eastern Los Angeles County from Pomona to Glendale. Debra C. Man, Metropolitan’s chief operating officer and assistant general manager, said the district routinely schedules shutdowns of its facilities in the winter and early spring, when temperatures usually are cooler and demands are lower, to complete inspections and perform maintenance and upgrades with the least impact on consumers. “One of the biggest chalPlease see page 3

for opening on Wednesday, February 13, 11 a.m. Brand Library is located at 1601 West Mountain Street in Glendale. The construction site is not open to the public. Media can contact Chuck Wike, Community Relations Manager, 818-5482042 or cwike@ci.glendale. Please see page 2

Body in Big Bear cabin positively identified as Dorner Human remains found in the burned Big Bear cabin have been positively identified as those of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner. Dorner had terrorized Los Angeles and all state police agencies for the past week while on his rampage and killing spree. “The charred human remains located in the burned out cabin in Seven Oaks have been positively identified to be that of Christopher Dorner,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff and Coroner’s Office said in a written statement. “During the autopsy, positive identification was made through dental exami-

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nation.” The Coroner said The charred body was found in the rubble of the cabin that burned down after a dramatic and highly publicized gun battle Tuesday afternoon. Dorner’s last stand with

law enforcement came after a gun battle with San Bernardino deputies that brought his death count to four. Dorner seriously wounded one deputy and Please see page 6


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Glendale Water & Power launches online rebate program Glendale Water & Power (GWP) recently revamped its Smart Home Rebate program and is now offering customers rebates on appliances and home improvement products online. The Smart Home Energy and Water Saving Rebate program helps customers save money by giving them rebates on energy and water efficient appliances and upgrades. Currently GWP is offering rebates

on nine eligible products. Working in conjunction with American Efficient, Inc. GWP customers have a more convenient way of applying for a rebate and receiving the credit directly on their GWP bill. To apply for a rebate, customers can visit the utility’s website GlendaleWaterAndPower.com for more information or click here to directly access the website for rebates. Follow the simple directions and find out

instantly if you are qualified for the rebate. Glendale Water & Power is the City of Glendale’s utility. Glendale Water & Power provides water to 33,500 customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 84,800 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com

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ca.us, to view the opening of the wall. As is true of any old building, there have been frequent surprises. The best surprise of all was waiting under the mansion ceiling. Resting faded and fragile beneath the “popcorn” and chicken wire mesh were the original ceiling stencils. The plaster layer on which they were painted was so thin and compromised by age and conditions that it is impossible to preserve them in

place. The ceiling has been thoroughly documented and samples were carefully removed with the intention of preserving and framing for display. The samples will be available to view by the media before/after the opening of the doorway. Brand Library materials including music CDs, art and music books, and songbook collection are available at the Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street. See the Brand Library Renovation

webpage for photos and information. The Brand Library and Art Center renovation project began in June 2012 and is scheduled for completion in early 2014, with a robust and exciting calendar of programs and art exhibitions scheduled. Work on the Library, the 1904 residence of Glendale businessman Leslie C. Brand, has included seismic bracing, new HVAC units, new roof, plumbing and electrical lines.

LADWP marks 100-year anniversary of first water from Eastern Sierra February 13 marks 100-years of Aqueduct February 13, 2013, marks the 100 year anniversary of the 1913 first water releases into Los Angeles Aqueduct Intake in the Owens Valley. To mark that milestone, on February 8, 2013 representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County joined together in a special event at the Eastern California Museum in Independence, California to commemorate the date 100 years ago when William Mulholland and others opened the four gates of the LA Aqueduct Intake, sending water south to Los Angeles through the LA Aqueduct. "Today, we stand together with you in a spirit of partnership as we commemorate the Intake Centennial," said Ronald O. Nichols, General Manager of the LADWP. "The Los Angeles Aqueduct, and what it has meant to Los Angeles and all of Southern California, has a great and powerful legacy. We know that at times, the relationship has been tested. But, I firmly believe that any challenge we face can be solved when all sides come together and commit to working on solutions." Still an engineering marvel 100 years after its construction, the Los Angeles Aqueduct was conceived by Fred Eaton, who devised how water could flow by gravity alone to Los Angeles, and William Mulholland, who oversaw its construction and is widely viewed as the "Father of the Aqueduct." The significance of the Aqueduct Intake is that it is positioned at a critical point on the Owens River—15 miles north of Independence and 3,800 feet above sea level—to divert the water flow into a manmade conveyance that uses the consistent drop in elevation to not only deliver it completely by gravity to Los Angeles 233 miles away, but also generate hydroelectric power along the route.

"This is where it all starts—at the Los Angeles Aqueduct Intake. In engineering and to those who understand the impact of major public works, the Intake is the most significant aspect of the Aqueduct," said Councilmember Tom LaBonge. "Without water, there is no life. Without water, there is no Los Angeles." LaBonge thanked the people of the Owens Valley for a century of partnership and in working together to address the many local issues that intertwine Inyo County with Los Angeles. The Intake is recognized by a simple marker etched in one of its concrete walls, "A.D. MCMXI, LOS ANGELES AQUEDUCT INTAKE." It is relatively unchanged from the day it was dedicated a century ago, and functions in exactly the same manner, something that was remarked upon by McDaniel: "What (the Intake) represents is huge. This amazingly important but unimpressive structure is a symbol of a water system that forever changed the face of Southern California." The Los Angeles Aqueduct Intake is the subject of a special exhibit at the Eastern California Museum that includes historic photographs that were unveiled at the event, and that will remain on display throughout 2013. As Nichols noted, “The LA Aqueduct remains the backbone of our water supply, but we are also working aggressively to expand local water supplies in Los Angeles through greater conservation, stormwater capture, groundwater replenishment, and water recycling.” Because of the many environmental projects the LADWP is implementing in the Owens Valley and Eastern Sierra, the Aqueduct today supplies less than half of Los Angeles' water supply where once it was between 80-90 percent.

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Santa Anita jocks, Holy Angels cagers meet Feb. 21, 46th annual game to benefit Holy Angels athletics, disabled riders & Eye on Jacob Foundation The 46th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball game will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation. Game time is 7:15 p.m., and the doors open at 6:15 p.m. WestsideRentals.com and Meticulous Talent Management will co-sponsor the event which will again enjoy the support of a wide spectrum of people from the horse racing industry, including Hall of Fame jockeys Eddie Delahoussaye, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Gary Stevens and Mike Smith. All of these legendary jockeys will be available to autograph photos and other memorabilia beginning at 6:30 p.m. This legendary group of jockeys will also serve as honorary team captains. Top jockeys David Flores and Joe Talamo will each take on the role of active cocaptains and HRTV’s Kurt

Hoover will again coach the jockeys. “This is so much fun, every year,” said Flores, who is among five finalists for the 2013 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. “It’s fun to get out there with the other jocks and we enjoy the competition with the kids (seventh and eighth graders) from Holy Angels. My kids enjoy it every year and I think everybody does—we all look forward to it. “It’s great that we’re now able to help raise money for the PDJF and to bring awareness to the Eye on Jacob Foundation. Racing is a very dangerous sport and we have a lot of guys around the country with serious injuries who need help in their everyday lives. The PDJF is there for them and we want to do all we can to help out.” The Eye on Jacob Foundation is named for Jacob Desormeaux, the 14-yearold son of Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux. Jacob Desormeaux was diagnosed several years ago with Usher’s Syndrome, a

rare disorder that causes loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States. “We are honored to be part of this event,” said Sonia Desormeaux. “We’re hoping to be able to provide some nice prizes and to make people aware of Usher’s Syndrome, which is extremely rare. Jacob is looking forward to the game and he’s elated to be part of it and to hang out with all the jockeys during the game.” In addition to WestsideRentals.com and Meticulous Talent Management, sponsors for this year’s event also include: Hollywood Sports Park, KHS Bicycle, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, and Temple City Bike Shop. Those attending will be eligible to win prizes which include: A paint ball package to Hollywood Sports Park, an Electra Townie 3-speed Adult Alumni bike (retails for $550), a kids BMX Free Agent Stiletto bike (retails for $350), and a Half Court Prize, to be

determined, by Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, as well as basketballs which will be signed by all jockeys and studentplayers. This year’s Santa Anita jockey team is likely to include: Captains David Flores and Joe Talamo, Paul Atkinson, Rafael Bejarano, Alex Bisono, Brice Blanc, Victor Espinoza, Omar Figueroa, Eswan Flores, Martin Garcia, Garrett Gomez, Aaron Gryder, Mario Gutierrez, Juan Hernandez, Kevin Krigger, Julien Leparoux, Modesto Linares, Edwin Maldonado, Orlando Mojica, Corey Nakatani, Alonso Quinonez, Kayla Stra, Mike Smith and perhaps others. HRTV’s Kurt Hoover will again coach the jockeys’ squad, while Joe Mora, Kathy Rameriez and Austin Puertas will lead the Holy Angel’s crew. La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Michillinda Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles northwest of Santa Anita Park. Admission is $5.00

Monterey Park City Clerk’s Office reminds voters of deadlines for voting by mail The Monterey Park City Clerk’s Office is reminding voters that February 26 is the last day to request to Vote-by-Mail for the March 5 General Municipal Election. Application forms are available in the Sample Ballot Booklet sent to all voters last week. Applications for Vote-By-Mail are also available at the City Clerk’s office at Monterey Park City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Currently, Monterey

Park has 6,586 Permanent Vote-By-Mail voters out of 26,796 registered voters (as of October 2012). The Permanent Vote-By- Mail voters were mailed their VoteBy-Mail ballots and Sample Ballot Booklets last week. Sample Ballot Booklets were also mailed to other voters registered in the city. The City Clerk’s office advises voters to carefully read their voting and mailing instructions. The instructions are provided in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.

As a result of an error by the election supplier, several words are missing in the Chinese language instructions. Corrected instructions are being mailed to Vote-By-Mail voters who have registered with a Chinese language preference with the County RegistrarRecorder. However, Voting and Voting-By-Mail instructions are also contained in the Sample Ballot Booklet and the ballot return envelope. City Clerk’s office advises voters that their Vote-

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show some humility and opt to stay home.” National abuse victims advocate David Clohessy echoed León-Grossman’s frustration. “Mahony claims he’s sorry, and it’s time for him to act accordingly,” said Clohessy, the executive director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those

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Rep. Schiff reintroduces constitutional amendment permitting regulation of campaign spending Amendment would overturn citizen's united decision and allow public financing of campaigns Rep. Adam Schiff (DBurbank) today reintroduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ill-considered opinion in Citizens United, and other Supreme Court precedent, which have made it impossible to regulate the billions in campaign spending unleashed over the last two decades. The amendment also overturns the Supreme Court decision Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, which struck down an Arizona law that allowed public financing of a candidate if their opponent exceeded certain spending limits. “With the growth of Super PACs this past cycle, it’s clear that now more than ever we need real campaign finance reform,” said Rep. Schiff. “As a result of the Supreme Court’s artificial distinction between contributions to a candidate and direct expenditures that have the same effect, Super PACs and anonymous donors are the norm rather than the ex-

ception. My amendment is simple – it would allow Congress to set reasonable limits, and allow states to set up public financing for candidates, if they choose to do so. “I have always been loathe to amend the constitution, but the tragic line of decisions by the Supreme Court has severely threatened the very health of our democracy. Something must be done, and we must overturn Citizens United.” Schiff drafted the legislation last year with Harvard Law Professor Laurence H. Tribe, and pushed to hold hearings on his amendment and others. He was joined today by Michael Capuano, David Cicilline, Sam Farr, John Garamendi, Jim Himes, Barbara Lee, Betty McCollum, Michael Michaud, Jerry Moran, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Charles Rangel, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Chris Van Hollen, and Peter Welch. The amendment provides simply: “Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to forbid Congress or

the States from imposing reasonable content-neutral limitations on private campaign contributions or independent election expenditures, or from enacting systems of public campaign financing, including those designed to restrict the influence of private wealth by offsetting campaign spending or independent expenditures with increased public funding.” Schiff is no stranger to campaign finance reform. Elected in 2000, after the most expensive race for the House in history at the time, he became a cosponsor of the bipartisan McCain-Feingold bipartisan campaign finance reform law on his first day in Congress.Citizens United helped overturn critical parts of that and other campaign finance laws. Laurence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. Rep. Schiff served as one of his research assistants while a student at the law school in the mid-1980s.

Antonovich response to release of report on child fatalities and critical incidents Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released the following statement: “This confidential attorney-client report was ordered last year by the Board of Supervisors to investigate child fatalities and child endangerment cases within the Department of Children and Family Services.

This was in conjunction with the Board of Supervisors’ removal of the CEO’s oversight of the Department and placing it under the Board’s supervision. With the ordering of this report, the Board appointed a new director, Phillip Browning, who has been working to correct these failed poli-

cies. However, Browning’s hands have been tied by union and civil service rules. Last year, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reform the civil service rules and we have directed the CEO to make recommendations on changing the union rules.”

Greuel gains endorsement of L.A. County firefighters Continuing to outperform her opponents in the race to win key public safety endorsements, today Wendy Greuel received a forceful endorsement from the Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014. Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014 represent more than 3,200 Firefighters and Paramedics in Southern California. Today’s endorsement follows Greuel’s joint appearance last week with the members of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC) Local 112 where she released her public safety plan. This week, legendary former Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton endorsed Greuel’s public safety goals,

as outlined in her plan. To view Greuel’s plan, click here. “Firefighters need elected leaders we can trust to ensure we have the resources we need to protect the public and keep our communities safe,” said Dave Gillotte, President of Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014. “That’s why we’re proud to join our brothers and sisters of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City in announcing our endorsement Wendy Greuel for Mayor. Wendy Greuel has been a fierce champion for firefighters and for enhancing public safety. She’s got a record that we’re proud to stand by. We’re with her 100%.” “I am incredibly grateful for this endorsement. Having

the support of Los Angeles’ County and City firefighters demonstrates that I am the true public safety candidate in this race. As Mayor, I look forward to partnering with our firefighters to stop the cycle of senseless cuts and improve response times so we can keep residents across the City safe.” Notably, Greuel has recently received several crucial endorsements, including: the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Jobs PAC, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) PAC, the Los Angeles News Group, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project of Los Angeles County, and the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) of Los Angeles County.

Revolutionary fast and easy new procedure to correct receding gums without cutting or stitching Dr. John Chao has announced a groundbreaking procedure based on a knifeless, stitch-free and relatively pain-free method for repairing receding gums, called the Pinhole Surgical Technique® (PST®). Through a small pinhole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses the PST® instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and slide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect virtually no pain and fast healing with the average procedure lasting only twenty-two minutes. PST® is a dramatic improvement to the standard, more invasive and painful

graft method presently used to repair gum recession. This important discovery will enable patients to repair and normalize receding gums that can destroy bones leading to decay, and eventually to loss of teeth. PST® patients experience dramatic and immediate change to their gum line and improved smile, with minimal procedure discomfort, and painfree recovery. Dr. Chao, who maintains his dental practice in the City of Alhambra, California since 1983, was recently granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Concurrently, a 33‐ month study undertaken

by Dr. Chao has been published online by the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, a high-impact, peer-review journal that has long-established international acclaim. The Journal will also publish this study in print in its October, 2012, bimonthly issue. An article in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA February 2003 134(2): 220-225) reported that over 50% of the population between the ages of 18-65 have gum recession to at least some minimal degree. Eighty-five percent (85%) of people over the age of 65 have some form of gum recession.

Homicide assist Monterey Park PD with officer involved shooting on Atlantic Bl. Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the Monterey Park Police Department officer-involved (hit) shooting that occurred on Friday, February 15, 2013 at approximately 12:02 AM in the 400 block of Atlantic Boulevard, Monterey Park. Detectives have learned that officers from Monterey Park Police Department responded to a disturbance call between a boyfriend and girlfriend at a motel on Atlantic Boulevard.

When the officers arrived at the location, they were directed to a vehicle that was leaving the location. The two police units conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle at Atlantic Boulevard and Harding Avenue. The suspect vehicle stopped and a male passenger exited the vehicle. After the suspect brandished a handgun, an officer involved shooting occurred. The male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. A handgun was re-

covered at the scene. No officers were injured. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.


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Cruising the Columbia River aboard American Safari Cruises By Greg Aragon It took 15 grueling months for explorers Lewis and Clark to reach the Pacific Ocean on their epic Corps of Discovery expedition. The journey, which began in St. Louis in 1804, took them up the Missouri River, over the Rocky Mountains, and down the Snake and Columbia Rivers, to the sea. It was here, near Astoria, Oregon, that the team celebrated the first American overland expedition to the Pacific Coast. It was also here that my own journey down the Columbia River began. Led by American Safari Cruises, the eight-day sojourn down the river covered much of the same Pacific Northwest territory that Lewis and Clark investigated more than 150 years earlier. The only major difference between my trip and that of the historic explorers was that I traveled safely aboard a 105-ft luxurious motor yacht while they traversed unknown dangers, slept on the ground, and relied on canoes with paddles

for mobility. My journey began at an old wooden dock, where a friend and I first saw our yacht. I say “our yacht” for good reason. With a total of only 8 passengers, the 105ft. vessel is a private, floating paradise. And that’s the beauty of American Safari Cruises. The company separates itself from competition by providing an upscale, private approach to cruising aboard actual yachts. Their boats carry between 12 and 36 passengers in plush comfort, with homey lounges, hot tubs, and spacious cabins. Once aboard the Safari Spirit, we enjoyed a cocktail reception and met the captain, his four crew members, and our six fellow passengers. We were then shown our stateroom, located on the first deck, about mid-boat. Quaint and efficient, the cabin boasted a large comfy bed, DVD player, big windows, desk area, tub and shower, and best of all, a heated bathroom floor. That night, as the Spirit cruised along the canyons of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, we dined on a gourmet dinner with Washing-

ton wines. After dinner we dropped anchor in a secluded cove and were joined by a local historian who told fascinating stories about Lewis and Clark, and the Columbia River. In the morning we visited the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which is highlighted by interactive exhibits on tug boats, lighthouses, the Coast Guard, and the dangers vessels face when crossing between the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, a deadly confluence known as the “graveyard of the pacific.” After the museum, the captain docked in Cathlamet Bay in the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge. We then took a skiff ride down river, during which we saw a bald eagle and cruised past tiny islands and a forest of brown yellow, orange and green trees lining the coast. Back onboard I explored our six-stateroom motor-yacht. Four of the rooms are like my aforementioned cabin and two are upscale Admiral Staterooms on the Library Deck. These feature sliding glass doors, a small balcony, spacious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and show-

ers, office areas, and living rooms. Aside from cabins, the salon on the Main Deck is the place to relax, entertain mingle and sightsee while aboard the Safari Spirit. Next to the salon is an outdoor aftlounge area with seating and a sports deck to enter the water. This deck also features the captain’s bridge, which is open at anytime to guests who want to drop by to study sea charts or chat with crew members on duty. The next day we cruised into the Bonneville Dam. To reach the dam our vessel entered a massive steel lock,

which filled with water, floating us up 74 ft to the higher part of the Columbia River. We docked here and drove to the Bonneville Dam for an informative tour of the hydroelectric powerhouse. Back on board, we enjoyed crusted rockfish and Washington wine for dinner and then cruised into the Dalles Dam, and entered a lock with a beautiful big paddle boat beside us. The next morning I sat in the Jacuzzi on the top deck and waved to passing barges and boats. For dinner, we docked in beautiful Richland, Washington and then heard an

onboard lecture about the historic Hanford Dam and its nuclear past. Other highlights of our cruise included a jet boat ride beneath the towering cliffs of Hell’s Canyon, where we saw ancient Nez Perce Indian pictographs; and a kayaking excursion down the Palouse River, where we were buzzed by a military jet. For more information on taking an American Safari yacht cruise down the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, or Washington and British Columbia, visit www.un-cruise. com or call (888) 862-8881.

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New CDC data underscores importance of access to birth control for all women Thursday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of the agency’s first publication ever on the use of emergency contraception in the United States, showing that usage is on the rise and repeated use of emergency contraception is extremely low. A second study tracked trends in birth control use from 1982 to 2010, reinforcing that almost all women (99 percent) at some point in their lives have used contraception, regardless of their background or religious affiliation. The study also shows that the use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as the IUD, is increasing.

“Both of these studies underscore the importance of increased access to birth control for all women in the United States,” said Sheri Bonner, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. “The passage of the Birth Control Access Bill last session in California, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, giving women coverage without co-pays, will have an incredible impact on women’s ability to stay healthy and plan their best futures.” Public polling finds overwhelming support for women’s access to birth control. Seventy percent of Americans believe that health

insurance companies should be required to cover the full cost of birth control, just as they do for other preventive services, according to an October 2012 poll by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Additionally, the Contraceptive CHOICE Study released last fall demonstrated that access to no co-pay birth control — as is outlined in the Affordable Care Act — leads to significantly lowered unintended pregnancy and abortion rates. “Birth control works,” said Bonner. “Which is why all women deserve access to it - regardless of where they work or how much money they make.”

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istration forms are available throughout Los Angeles County at most government buildings, including Glendale City Hall, 613 East Broadway, in the City Clerk’s office on the first floor. Voter Registration forms are also available at

most County buildings, city halls, fire stations, libraries, State motor vehicle offices, public assistance offices (DPSS, WIC), and post offices. Online - You can download a Voter Registration form in English or

Spanish here. Voters who wish to vote by mail must submit a written request for a ballot no later than 7 days prior to Election Day. For more information about the Glendale Elections in April, visit glendalevotes.org.

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Assemblyman Gatto appointed to commission to keep film and television jobs in California

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC). The Film Commission enhances California’s status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state. A

one-stop office for filmmakers, the Commission supports productions of all sizes and budgets. Services include tax credits for in-state production, an extensive digital-location library, free-online permitting, low-cost use of state properties as shooting locations, and production assistance. Assemblyman Gatto, who represents the 43rd Assembly District, has a particularly strong interest in the film and television industry. His district, which includes the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and a large portion of Hollywood, is home to numerous film and television studios and post-production facilities. The district is also home to thousands of people who rely on the health of the entertainment industry for their liveli-

hoods. “As a lawmaker who represents many of the studios, executives, creative and technical staff and talent that make up one of California’s most critical industries, I am proud to join the Film Commission Board,” said Gatto. “Anything I can do to create jobs and strengthen California’s entertainment industry will help my constituents, my district, and our State.” The Commission has 21 members appointed by the Governor, Senate Pro Tem and Speaker of the Assembly. Gatto was appointed by Speaker John Perez as the California State Assembly’s representative. Board Members to the Film Commission do not receive compensation for the position.

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killed another. Deputy Jeremiah MacKay leaves behind a wife and two young children. “The deputy sheriffs that responded to this active shooting scene yesterday were absolutely true heroes,” McMahon said. During a Wednesday afternoon press conference,

the sheriff was asked how the cabin Dorner was hiding in went up in flames. Deputies were recorded on police radio calling on a plan to bring burners into the home “I can tell you that it was not on purpose,” McMahon said. “We did not intentionally burn down that cabin to

get Mr. Dorner out.” “Pyrotechnic-type canisters are commonly referred to as burners,” McMahon said. The cause cause of death still has not been released despite much speculation that Doner shot himself as the SWAT team arrived at the cabin.

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IRS intensifies national crackdown on identity theft Part of effort to ‘protect taxpayers, prevent refund fraud'

Continuing a yearlong enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the results of a massive national sweep in recent weeks targeting identity theft suspects in 32 states and Puerto Rico, which involved 215 cities and surrounding areas. The coast-to-coast effort against 389 identity theft suspects led to 734 enforcement actions in January, including indictments, information, complaints and arrests. The effort comes on top of a growing identity theft effort that led to 2,400 other enforcement actions against identity thieves during fiscal year 2012. The January crackdown, a joint effort with the Department of Justice and local U.S. Attorneys offices, unfolded as the IRS opened the 2013 tax season. IRS Criminal Investigation expanded its efforts during January, pushing the total number of identity theft investigations to more than 1,460 since the start of the federal 2012 fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2011. “As tax season begins this year, we want to be clear that there is a heavy price to pay for perpetrators of refund fraud and identity theft,” said IRS Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller. “We have aggressively stepped up our efforts to pursue and prevent refund fraud and identity theft, and we will continue to intensely focus on this area. This is part of

a much wider effort underway for the 2013 tax season to stop fraud.” The national effort with the Justice Department and other federal, state and local agencies is part of a larger, comprehensive identity theft strategy the IRS has embarked on that is focused on preventing, detecting and resolving identity theft cases as soon as possible. The identity theft effort – which intensified in January as the 2013 filing season opened – involved 734 enforcement actions related to identity theft and refund fraud. The effort led to actions taking place throughout the country involving 389 individuals. The effort included 109 arrests, 189 indictments, informations and complaints, as well as 47 search warrants. The identity theft push over the last several weeks reflects a wider effort underway at the IRS. Among the highlights: The number of IRS criminal investigations into identity theft issues more than tripled in fiscal year 2012. The IRS started 276 investigations in fiscal year 2011, a number that jumped to 898 in fiscal year 2012. So far in fiscal year 2013, there have been more than 560 criminal identity theft investigations opened. Total enforcement actions continue to rapidly increase against identity thieves. This category covers actions ranging from indictments and arrests to

search warrants. In fiscal year 2012, enforcement actions totaled 2,400 against 1,310 suspects. After just four months in fiscal 2013, enforcement actions totaled 1,703 against 907 suspects. Sentencings of convicted identity thieves continue to increase. There were 80 sentencings in fiscal year 2011, which increased to 223 in fiscal year 2012. Jail time is increasing for identity thieves. The average sentence in fiscal year 2012 was four years or 48 months – a four-month increase from the average in fiscal year 2011. So far this fiscal year, sentences have ranged from 4 to 300 months. If a taxpayer receives a notice from the IRS indicating identity theft, they should follow the instructions in that notice. A taxpayer who believes they are at risk of identity theft due to lost or stolen personal information should contact the IRS immediately so the agency can take action to secure their tax account. The taxpayer should contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490. The taxpayer will be asked to complete the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039, and follow the instructions on the back of the form based on their situation. Taxpayers looking for additional information can consult the special identity protection page on IRS. gov.

$75,000 damage in house fire in Glendale On Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:58 p.m., 9 Glendale companies (1 Battalion Chief Command Team, 5 engine companies, 2 ladder truck companies and 1 basic life support ambulance) responded to a reported house fire on the 1800 block of Orchard Avenue in Glendale. Glendale Engine 26 was first to arrive on scene to discover a one story, single family dwelling with heavy smoke showing from the attic vents. Firefight-

ers quickly evacuated one resident from the house. Firefighters performed vertical ventilation on the roof while coordinating an aggressive attack on the fire located in the attic of the home. Knockdown of the fire was 19 minutes after units were dispatched to the location. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Structure damage is estimated at $70,000 and $5,000 in damage to contents. The incident duration

was 1 hour and 12 minutes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Glendale Fire Department encourages residents to ensure smoke detectors are working properly. 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 fire. ci.glendale.ca.us.


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3 Los Angeles-Area residents indicted Former First Lady Laura Bush to Attend Maranatha Gala - March 16 in large-scale phony credit card scheme

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Maranatha High School will host its Annual Gala at the Pasadena Convention Center on March 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s gala, titled “Celebrating our Teachers,” will feature an inspirational evening of conversation with Former First Lady Laura Bush and a musi-

cal performance by Grammy Award winner and Christian contemporary artist, Michael W. Smith. “We are honored to have both Laura Bush and Michael W. Smith join us as we celebrate our teachers,” commented Lisa Hausler, Chair of this year’s gala. “Laura Bush, a former teacher herself, will be addressing the topics of education and faith. This is a noteworthy occasion for our school and we are delighted to recognize our teachers, who are the backbone of the Maranatha community, at this extraordinary evening.” Proceeds from the event will be used to support the school’s valued teachers, including program and min-

istry enhancements, training for technological innovations in the classroom, teacher enrichment programs, boosting the recruitment and retention of quality teachers, a designated performing arts space, improvements to the athletic program, and more. For more information about the event, visit www.maranathahs.org/laurabush. Maranatha High School is a college preparatory Christian high school located on eleven picturesque acres in Pasadena, adjacent to Old Town. At Maranatha, individual talents are celebrated and nurtured, students are prepared for a successful college experience, and growth is encouraged in the areas of faith and service.

Matters of the Heart: A free lecture for seniors on heart disease If you are like most people, you may think heart disease is a problem for other folks. However, heart disease is now the number one killer in the United States among both men and women. A major cause of disability, heart disease comes in many forms. February is National Heart Month. The 50+ Senior Connection program at Methodist Hospital, in con-

junction with Arcadia Community Center, will present a special lecture by cardiovascular disease specialist Victor Gabrielian, MD, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr. Dr. Gabrielian will discuss the types of heart disease, ways to reduce your risk of getting heart disease, the latest diagnostic methods available and what can be

done if you are diagnosed with heart disease. Seating is limited. Please call 626-574-5130 to reserve a seat. Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Victor Gabrielian, MD Co-sponsored by Methodist Hospital and the Arcadia Community Center 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr., Arcadia

Rep. Schiff statement on President’s State of the Union Address Rep. Adam Schiff (DBurbank) released the following statement after President Barack Obama concluded his State of the Union address: “Tonight the President made clear that growing the economy and middle class must continue to be our primary focus. Now we must move forward with an agenda to create new jobs and

make sure that the ‘next new thing’ is not only invented in America, but made in America as well. We must ensure that the current generation of Americans, their children and grandchildren can be secure in the knowledge that with hard work everyone in America can get ahead and prosper. “To begin, our economy needs stability, and that

means an end to the manmade, perpetual and political crises. The President has offered a series of bipartisan proposals to get our country moving again, and we must set politics aside and take the practical steps that are necessary to grow the economy, create new jobs, and put the days of deficits and debt behind us.”

Counterfeit credit cards originated from from China

Three Los Angeles-area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Secret Service that allegedly revealed the defendants orchestrated a farreaching scheme to import and produce counterfeit debit and credit cards. The defendants - Jose Rolando Renderos, 38, of Montebello; his son, Jose Ulloa, 18, of San Bernardino; and Milagro del Carmen Alvarez Hernandez, 27, of Montebello - are charged in a nine-count indictment handed down Tuesday with a variety of violations, including access device fraud; possession of counterfeit access devices; and trafficking in counterfeit goods. All three defendants are currently in federal custody. They are expected to be arraigned Feb. 25. According to the case indictment, defendants Renderos and Ulloa would obtain blank counterfeit credit cards from China. The phony cards bore the names and logos of

such well-known financial institutions as American Express, Capitol One, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. The indictment alleges the father and son then embossed and activated the counterfeit cards using actual credit card numbers illegally obtained from point of sale devices. “Credit card fraud scams like this result in major losses for the affected financial institutions and it’s ultimately consumers who pay the price,” said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for HSI Los Angeles. “HSI will continue to work closely with its federal law enforcement partners to target criminal schemes that undermine the integrity of our financial system.” The defendants allegedly kept unembossed card stock in a storage unit in Monterey Park. When federal agents executed a search warrant at the location Feb. 6, they recovered a cache of more than 80,000 cards, along with an embossing machine and multiple credit card skimmers. So far, investigators have seized more than 90,000 counterfeit credit cards in con-

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nection with the case. Given the minimum credit limit of $500 per card, authorities conservatively estimate the value of the phony access devices at $45 million. “Cooperation and partnerships have allowed us to focus our resources and respond quickly to uncover and prevent these types of crimes, whether they originate within or outside our borders,” said U.S. Secret Service, Los Angeles Field Office Special Agent in Charge Joseph F. Beaty Jr. The probe into the credit card scheme is still ongoing, but investigators believe the defendants may have been using the counterfeit cards to purchase high-end merchandise for re-sale. According to the indictment, Alvarez used one of the counterfeit cards in December to purchase more than $1,600 worth of merchandise at a children’s boutique in Los Angeles. The probe is being spearheaded by HSI with substantial assistance provided by the Los Angeles Field Office and Riverside Residence Office of the U.S. Secret Service.

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lenges to ensuring reliable deliveries is the constant need to repair and upgrade aging facilities,” Man said, noting that more than 40 percent of the district’s water system is over 60 years old. Construction of the Upper Feeder—which is comprised of tunnels, mortarlined pipelines, and buried steel pipelines—started in 1933 and ended when water

was first delivered to Pasadena in November 1941. In preparation for the shutdown, residents and businesses are asked to do their part to ensure reservoirs and local supplies aren’t drawn down. Depending on the availability of local supplies, water conservation steps include no outdoor watering, hand-washing vehicles, filling

swimming pools or spas, or hosing down driveways and sidewalks. Other water-saving measures include running only full loads in washing machines and dishwashers, not leaving the tap running when washing dishes, keeping showers to a maximum of 5 minutes and not leaving the water running while brushing your teeth or shaving.

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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 (check with city). Also 70 & 80 s. Vinedo ave pasadena 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 200 sqft have new project for 22 units condominium in plan check review process. You can buy all 3 parcels for $3,888.000.(V60) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

PASADENA

$2,600,000

The property has 10 units for sale it is; 70 & 80 s. Vinedo ave pasadena ca 91107. Lot is rm32 -100 x 200 sqft can build 14 units condominium (check with city). Also 60 s vinedo ave pasadena for sale &1,288,000. The property has 5 units. Lot is rm32 -9997 sqft can build 7 units condominium (check with city).Total 3 parcels (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 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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

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

TEMPLE CITY

$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

ONTARIO

$1,388,000

Gas Station Plus Property. Good potential for growing business, busy intersection. Good exposure surrounded by lodging and retail shops. Close to Ontario Airport. Seller is very, very motivated.

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TEMPLE CITY

$878,000

3 ON A LOT

$839,000

TEMPLE CITY

$568,000

SIERRA MADRE

$548,000

PASADENA

$438,000

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

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

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$768,000

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 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

SAN GABRIEL - 2 UNITS

$518,000

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

SIERRA MADRE

$748,000

MONROVIA

PASADENA

$488,000

MONROVIA

Modern Craftsman. Built in 2005 this home has an ideal location close to everything, Light filled 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, nearly 1700 sq.ft. with fireplace in living room, formal dining, kitchen with center island and granite counter. Attached two car garage, cozy yard, terrace off the master bedroom and gorgeous views. (W43) 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

$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

$449,000

Tranquil Monrovia home with hardwood floors throughout. Two bedrooms, two baths, master suite. Kitchen remodeled, French doors lead to large deck. Backyard with beautiful shade tree, above ground pool, studio room off detached two car garage. (P806) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

This traditional home in the heart of Temple City features, 3 spacious bedrooms one with it’s own private entrance and fireplace, a galley style kitchem with laundry area, central air/heat, detached 2 car garage has a work bench inside. Original hardwood under carpet. Back yard with nice covered patio, great for entertaining. (LIV) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

MONROVIA

$448,800

Remodeled one level 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,361 sq.ft. home. Featuring living room, dining area, laundry room, covered patio, attached two car garage, RV parking, yard all on a 6,771 sq.ft. lot. Move in Ready! CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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MONROVIA

$419,900

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

ARCADIA

$348,000

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

$419,000

Beautiful home remodeled throughout! 2 beds, 1 bath, open floor plan bright and airy. New kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Double pane windows, new roof, central air and heat, crown moldings, recess lighting and hardwood floors. 2 car garage, spa, and brick fireplace.(C4533) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM

SOUTHWEST PASADENA

$299,000

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)

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(626) 301-1888

DRE# : 01154618

Wonderful curb appeal. Completely remodeled from top to bottom. Huge flat 7,289 sq.ft. lot. Two spacious bedrooms, 1 bath. Remodeled kitchen with new cabinets, flooring and appliances. New copper plumbing, electrical panel, sewer line, central air & heating system. Double attached garage. Great private backyard. (H3250) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM E ora US nd HO PM Gle EN . 1-4ania, P O UN ylv S ns n Pe 40 16

TEMPLE CITY

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd 320 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., ARCADIA Arcadia WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM 626.301.1888 century21earll.com

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

BALDWIN PARK

$369,000

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) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123

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)

CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC

CUTE STARTER HOME

GLENDORA

GREAT ONE LEVEL CONDO $298,000

FOR LEASE IN MONROVIA

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)

(626) 445-0123

20 E. FOOTHILL 105, ARCADIA21 Village Realty CENTURY 21 Ludecke, Inc. BLVD. SUITE CENTURY Arcadia WWW.C21LUDECKE.COMSierra Madre 626.445.0123 626.355.1451 c21ludecke.com c21village.com

DRE# : 01360316

$365,000

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)

DRE# : 01360317

$358,000

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with hardwood floors in living room and hallway, large kitchen, formal dining in the living room, French doors leading to a very comfortable patio and backyard. Two car attached garage. Charter Oak Schools. (P1640) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

$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

CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY

(626) 355-1451

38 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

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