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HireLive brings new companies and jobs to Southern California with career fairs HireLive is a leading national recruitment and marketing company specializing in professional sales, retail and management recruiting events. The company is hosting six professional events throughout Southern California March 5-7th. Registered companies include Fortune 500 companies as well as newer businesses looking to expand into the Southern California market. “We are very excited to be expanding our company into Southern California,” David Keeler, President/COO Independent Producers of America (IPA Family), says. “We have needs to fill and HireLive is the only company I would trust to help us fill them.” In January, 2013 over 1,750 job seekers attended the Please see page 5
Marching bands selected for 2014 Rose Parade Huff introduces measure to protect teachers and students
School Marching Indian Band, Kingsport, Tenn. Glendora Tartan Band and Pageantry, Glendora, Calif. Hawaii All State Marching Band “Na Koa Ali’i,” Kaneohe, Hawaii Homewood Patriot Band, Homewood, Ala. Liberty High School
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) has introduced new legislation designed to help California teachers and save valuable school resources. SB 559 would move the state mandated deadlines for preliminary and final teacher layoff notices so that school districts might better understand their budget revenues before sending notices to teachers. Current law requires districts to send out notices every year by March 15th but because school districts have no idea what their budgets will look like, they typically overestimate and send out countless layoff notices to teachers who will never actually be laid off. The change sought in Senator Huff’s legislation, which has been recommended by the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), modifies the complicated,
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses® President R. Scott Jenkins has announced 18 of the 20 marching bands that will participate in the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True.” They hail from all across the United States – including Alaska and Hawaii – as well as from outside the country. The two bands not
yet announced will be from the universities competing in the Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO. They will be added to the lineup when those schools are determined. The 18 bands announced today are (listed alphabetically by school name): Banda de Música Herberto López Colegio José Daniel Crespo, Her-
Reps. Chu & Coble form congressional creative rights caucus Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), along with Congressman Howard Coble (NC-6), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, launched the new Congressional Creative Rights Caucus for the 113th Congress. The Congresswoman is currently the most senior Member on the subcommittee from the Los Angeles region. “American innovation hinges on creativity – it is what allows our kids to dream big and our artists to create works that inspire us all. The jobs that result are thanks entirely
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to our willingness to foster creative talent, and an environment where it can thrive and prosper. “Serving that notion is exactly what this new caucus will do, and I’m thrilled to have Congressman Coble as my CoChair. He has a long record on supporting greater protections for American ingenuity and intellectual property. I look forward to continuing that work with him on these important issues,” said Rep. Chu. “The economic contributions made by the creative community keep our nation competitive in a global economy. These
rera, Panama Carmel High School “Marching Greyhounds,” Carmel, Ind. Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School Marching Band, San Antonio, Texas Colony High School Knights Marching Band “THEE Northern Sound,” Palmer, Alaska Dobyns-Bennett High
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works are among our most precious exports because the ingenuity, skill, and craftsmanship of American creators cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the world,” said Rep. Coble. The Congressional Creative Rights Caucus will serve to educate Members of Congress and the general public about the importance of preserving and protecting the rights of the creative community in the U.S. American creators of motion pictures, music, software, and other creative works rely on Congress to protect their
Glendale Beautiful cordially invites you to participate in their annual observance of Arbor Day. The 63rd celebration will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Casa Adobe de San Rafael Park, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. Arbor Day presents the opportunity for the community to be a part of the planting of trees to beautify our City. There is no nicer tribute than the donation of a tree in recognition of a special person. Trees make lasting memorials. Contribute to the purchase of a tree to partake
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New business search platform offers ‘Just contacts, no bull’ Bizshark provides easy-to-use business search platform at a low cost, leveling the playing field for small business and sales professionals Pasadena-based Bizshark, has launched a business contact search platform aimed at assisting B2B sales professionals, small businesses, freelancers, journalists and others who are looking for cost-effective ways to create business relationships. Targeting the 28 million small businesses in the US, Bizshark differentiates itself from competitors by employing a “no bull” strategy, avoiding complex analytics in favor of straightforward contact listings and informative company overviews. “Simplicity of use and quick access are our top priorities for users,” said Bizshark’s managing director
Daniel Banks. “We’re focused on helping the person who is looking for the right contact and wants to get in touch quickly. We are confident our product will make it easy for business professionals of all levels to spend less time researching and more time making deals.” The database of roughly 40 million business contacts and more than 14 million company listings is searchable by individual and company name as well as by email address. Bizshark’s easy-to-read contact profiles include title, department, phone number, and email information. Additional features include company revenue estimates and
built-in company directories by department and geographical location. Bizshark’s proprietary technologies compile information from a multitude of sources, including SEC filings, government records, public directory listings, business sites, as well as major news and social media sites. The platform allows professionals the opportunity to access premium information at a cost that is manageable for businesses of all sizes. A limited version of Bizshark is accessible to the public at www.bizshark.com. In order to enjoy full use of the product, users must purchase a premium or enterprise subscription plan. Currently, premium plans are priced at $19.99 per month, or $44.85 per quarter, and provide 30 contacts per month. Enterprise plans are priced at $39.95 per month, or $89.95 per quarter, and provide 100 contacts per month.
Controller Chiang updates pay site with more local figures State Controller John Chiang launched an updated website showing compensation for public employees across California. The site – publicpay.ca.gov – offers maps, search functions, and custom reportbuilding tools. It also allows users to download raw data for their own research. Today’s update includes 2011 wage data from various local “special districts,” including Land Reclamation, Levee, Hospital, Water, Police, Fire, Transit, Transportation Planning, and Waste districts. Today’s update includes data from nearly 1,500 districts, covers approximately 99,500 positions and a total of $5.42 billion in wages. The Controller completed an overhaul of the public pay website in late 2012, adding additional search, browse and mapping functions. The Controller also updated the wage figures for employees of the State of California and the California State University System, as well data for community college districts. For today’s posting, 167 districts did not file in time, or filed incomplete records. The total compliance rate for today’s update was
89.8 percent. Those visiting publicpay.ca.gov can: View compensation levels on map graphics, and search for compensation by region. Develop charts, trendline and trend graphs. Quickly see lists of top earners at cities, counties, and other local governments. Generate side-by-side comparisons of local government payrolls. Create local agency summaries. Export custom reports or raw data from the site. A series of video tutorials also are available to guide users through the new site’s interface. The site currently includes compensation data for 1.5 million positions at cities, counties, higher education institutions, special districts and state departments. Since the site’s launch in 2010, it has registered more than 6.2 million page views online. It is the most comprehensive wage data site of any state in the nation. For more news, please follow the Controller on Twitter at @CAController, and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.
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in this community-wide effort! Trees in fifteen gallon cans are $45.00. Larger specimen trees are available on request at additional prices. This year’s trees will be located near parks and libraries. Special requests for other locations will be evaluated. Thank you for your participation in the arbor Day Program. At the brief ceremony at Casa Adobe Park on Arbor Day, donors will be presented with a certificate.
Coffee Social - 10:00 a.m. Program – 10:30 a.m. Committee – Gladys Wymore 818-246-3634; Lynda Burns 818-507-7964; Koko Panossian 818-5483871 Please make checks payable to Glendale Beautiful no later than February 28. Mail donations to: Glendale Beautiful Arbor Day Committee, 521 North Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91206-2527.
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copyrights, human rights, First Amendment rights, and property rights. The motion picture industry has a strong economic presence in Rep. Chu’s current district. According to the Motion Pic-
ture Association of America (MPAA), $437 million is paid by their member studios to local businesses, and almost 140,000 jobs are in direct film and television in Los Angeles County.
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Chiang unveils updated costs for funding state retiree health benefits State Controller John Chiang today released a new report showing the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of providing health and dental benefits for state retirees is projected to be $63.84 billion over 30 years. “The current pay-as-wego model of funding retiree health benefits is short-sighted and a recipe for undermining the fiscal health of future generations of Californians,” Chiang said. “However, today’s challenge won’t necessarily become tomorrow’s crisis if policymakers can muster the fiscal discipline to invest now so that we can pay tens of billions of dollars less later.” The unfunded obligation as of June 30, 2012, grew $1.70 billion from the $62.14 billion obligation identified as of June 30 2011. The accrued liability grew less than expected due to favorable healthcare claim experiences linked to a combination of fewer claims, less expensive claims, less utilization of services, and the implementation of new California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s (CalPERS) health programs designed to reduce costs. While state pensions are pre-funded, allowing investment returns to reduce liabilities, California pays for retiree health benefits on a “pay-as-you-go” basis, or the minimum amount needed to fund the costs as they are due. The latest actuarial re-
port estimates California’s obligation for retiree health and dental benefits, also referred to as Other Postemployment Benefits (OPEB), based on two different funding scenarios: The current pay-asyou-go policy results in an unfunded actuarial accrued liability of $63.84 billion, which represents the total the State would need to pay for future retiree health benefits earned as of June 30, 2012, by current and future state retirees. Based on this unfunded obligation, California should pay $4.92 billion in 2012-13 to pay for present and future retiree health benefits. In the 201213 Budget Act, the State provided $1.81 billion to only cover current retirees’ health and dental benefits. If the State shifted to fully pre-funding the costs of future benefits, the unfunded actuarial accrued liability would be cut by more than $21.75 billion to $42.09 billion. Under a full pre-funding approach, the State would set aside money in a separate trust solely for future retirement health care benefits. The investment income generated by the trust would be used to reduce the costs to the State and its employees of paying for future benefits. To take advantage of the tremendous cost savings resulting from fullyprefunding, the State would need to contribute $3.51 billion in 2012-13, or $1.70
billion more than the State currently has budgeted. Recognizing that fully funding the health and dental benefits obligation is unlikely given the State’s tight budget, Controller Chiang noted that even incremental steps toward pre-funding the obligation would significantly reduce the State’s liability (see attached chart ). For example, if the State pre-funded just 10 percent of its obligation, it would only need to pay $170 million more than its current pay-as-you-go contribution. However, that additional payment would shave $2.74 billion off of the State’s unfunded liability. Pre-funding 25% of its obligations would cost the State $420 million more than the pay-as-you-go contribution, but would reduce the total unfunded liability by $6.63 billion. In addition to cutting costs by prefunding the obligation, Chiang said the State should continue to be aggressive in its efforts to contain health care costs by promoting prevention and wellness and innovations in health care delivery. The Controller recommends switching from the traditional feesfor-services payment model to one that pays providers based on performance and outcomes, noting that a pilot program implemented at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) helped produce $20 million in cost savings.
CalPERS is also encouraging members to use surgery centers for certain elective surgeries and generic drugs over brand names to further reduce costs. On the prevention side, a study commissioned by the Controller found that 22% of CalPERS’ expenditures are related to conditions that can be prevented though changes in diet and exercise. Just a 15% reduction in these conditions would result in annual savings of $54 million. “Improving the health of state employees will not only lead to a more productive workforce, but also to substantial taxpayer savings,” Chiang said. In 2004, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 45 (GASB 45), Accounting and Financial Reporting by Employers for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions, required states and local governments to publicly disclose the future costs of paying for post-employment benefits other than pensions for current state retirees and employees. Chiang commissioned California’s first report shortly after taking office in 2007. While GASB 45 does not require states to fully fund their obligations, all three credit rating agencies have urged states to at least have a funding plan in place to avoid any future downgrades.
Online and mail-in registration underway for annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k run & walk - April 6 Online and mailin registration for Santa Anita’s popular Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, to be held on Santa Anita Derby Day, April 6, is now underway at www. kinaneevents.com or by mail addressed to: Santa Anita Derby Day 5K, c/o Time Management, P.O. Box 131314, Carlsbad, Ca. 92013-1314. Now in it’s 19th year, the Derby Day 5K, which gets underway at 8 a.m., attracted 5,200 runners and walkers last year. “Last year’s event generated contributions to CARMA (California Retirement Management Account), Arcadia High School, Arroyo High School, Alhambra High School and the Arcadia Historical Museum,” said
Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects, Pete Siberell. “It’s a great morning for everyone and this year, for the first time, all of our participants, in all divisions, will start in one of our authentic starting gates and we’ll also be giving out custom finisher medals to the first 5,000 finishers for the first time.” A total of three different races will be offered, with the Masters (for those over the age of 40) division scheduled to start at 7:45 a.m., the Open (all others), at 8 a.m., and the Walk (for those who choose to walk only) at 8:20 a.m. Registration for three kids’ races: 6 and under, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12 years of age, will be available on
the morning of the event in the track’s Infield from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All races will end up at the finish line of Santa Anita’s training track, which is directly inside of its storied main track and turf course. Walk-up registration will be available from March 20 through April 4, at “Run With Us,” located at 235 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. “Run With Us” can be reached at (626) 568-3331. Race day registration will be offered in Santa Anita’s southwest parking lot, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Race day registration will be available until 8 a.m. All Derby Day 5K Run and Walk participants will receive free parking and admission for the en-
tire day along with a Santa Anita Derby T Shirt. Additionally, all participants will be given a racing program and a pass good for future Club House admission. Coffee, tea and a full breakfast menu will be available Saturday morning until 10 a.m. at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner, located at the top of the stretch. Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner are urged to enter at Santa Anita’s Gate 5, located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive, on the track’s northeast perimeter. For more information on how to register for the Santa Anita Derby 5K Run and Walk on April 6, visit www.kinaneevents. com.
Prefunding is even more important in the wake of two recently-enacted reporting and accounting rules, GASB 67, Financial Reporting for Pension Plans and GASB 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions. Adopted in 2012, and effective in 2013 and 2014, respectively, the rules require entities to report net pension liability on their financial statements, rather than in footnotes where investors already knew to look. While the goal is to more clearly depict each entity’s financial position the new rule is expected to generate financial statements with diminished bottom lines.
“This provides yet another reason to get our head out of the sand and develop a deliberative process to pre-fund these liabilities,” Chiang said. “While the new rules will likely have a negative impact on most balance sheets, the blow can be softened if the State offers a thoughtful plan which demonstrates its ability to fulfill our promise to current and retired public servants in a manner that protects broader taxpayer interests.” For more news, please follow the Controller on Twitter at @CAController, and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.
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Jean-Lou Chameau leaves Caltech to move to Saudi Arabia Caltech president Jean-Lou Chameau has announced a move to a university in Saudi Arabia. French born Chameau has headed Caltech since 2006 and plans to leave sometime later this summer . In a statement on Tuesday Chameau said:“For the past seven years, I have been honored to be the president of Caltech, and I am proud of the many things we have accomplished. Serving Caltech has been the experience of a lifetime and a privilege I will always cherish. However, it is my intention in this memorandum to let you know that I will be stepping down from the presidency later this year. The most important accomplishments, to me, are the achievements of our faculty and students. Every year, one of my most gratifying activities as president is to welcome our new faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows to the Caltech family. They join talented colleagues who share their commitment to excellence and desire to have a disproportionate impact on science and society. The discoveries, recognition, and impact of the Caltech faculty in a typical year are the envy of our peers. The op-
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portunity to interact with such a special group, and to support their endeavors, is a reward in itself. Caltech’s unique scale and breadth of excellence provide fertile ground for breakthrough collaborations. In addition to strengthening all our disciplinary programs in recent years, we have also launched or expanded a number of cross-disciplinary initiatives in areas critical to society and the future of Caltech: energy, the environment, medical science, information science, and others. The leadership of our division chairs and vice provosts Mory Gharib and Steve Mayo was critical to these endeavors. Reflecting upon the past few years, I feel pleased and proud of the dedication and commit-
ment our faculty and administration have shown toward enhancing education and learning. The changes to the core curriculum, the introduction of innovative courses and technology through the Innovation in Education Fund, the creation of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and more recently, the offering of MOOCs (massive open online courses) to people beyond the Institute’s walls will pay dividends for Caltech. The leadership of vice provost Melany Hunt in these areas is to be commended.” Chameau will become president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, which began enrolling students in 2009. His wife, Carol Carmichael, will also resign from Caltech.
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Fresh wedding designs emerge from the Foothills By Courtney Blackburn
Namesake of “Madeline Drive: Lasercut Wedding Invitations and Special Occasion Items,” this quiet residential street is tucked into the northeast canyonesque corner of Monrovia, a short block away from Bradbury. It is the home of local entrepreneur Amanda Schluter, an architecture graduate from the University of California Polytechnic University of Pomona, who fought back against the struggling economy by opening her own business in early 2012. “In the age of the internet job search, applying for a job now feels a lot like launching your resume into a black hole with thousands of others, never to be seen again,” says Amanda Schluter, owner and creator of Madeline Drive, with a wry smile. “I think I did everything I was supposed to do: I graduated high school as valedictorian, got into a great university, earned a degree in architecture (with actual internship experience along the way), and we were programmed to think that that would mean a career. It no longer does.” Frustrated with life circumstances, Schluter decided to use her natural artistic skill and knowledge of lasercut technology to follow her passion: making unique and high-class invitations for special occasions. “ I wanted to work hard, doing something I love and studied hard at it too. So I did!” She specializes in weddings. “Since I strive to build a sense of lasting quality and sophisticated whimsy into my product, it naturally lends itself well to the wedding industry, where brides are already seeking out a well-designed, unique look.” Madeline Drive offers custom invitations with a twist: every item is made of real wood, sliced thin and carved with intricate patterns and text. Packaging the product so it would ship safely to happy buyers took quite a few test runs, but Schluter succeeded; to-date she has shipped worldwide, especially “Australia and China.” She is currently working on designs in black acrylic plastic to add to her line of unique products. The business is online and internet-based on the craft site Etsy , but don’t let that fool you: Schluter, unlike many in the digital age, is a traditionalist, designing and crafting with both hands and heart. “Design on Madeline Drive is an amalgamation of five years of architecture
Wedding invitation cut from real wood; the luxurious, intricate pattern is a new take on a long-standing wedding tradition: lace. Perfect in every season and for a variety of wedding styles, the unique, elegance of this wooden creation makes for a lifetime souvenir worthy of the memory it represents. –Photo by Amanda Schluter
training, an affinity for the art deco and art nouveau styles, an attraction to the intricacy and filigree of the Divinely-ordered patterns in our natural environment, spiced with the observation of current wedding trends, and curated in the heart of a romantic.” The romantic in question is Schluter herself, who has been together for over four years with “…the poet-writer and other half of my soul, Robert.” She grins bashfully. “He and I are each doing our best to harness our skillsets into a living, so that we may finally be married. Encapsulating our love story though keepsakes has ensured that special moments, long since passed, can still be enjoyed again in sweet nostalgia. “The need to preserve fleeting moments with the ones we love, which so inspired Madeline Drive, was further deepened for me after my mother was nearly taken from us while battling cancer. Coming home after almost dying, and after a six month hospital stay, she was left disabled by a surgery to save her life. I wanted to be home to help my mom and make her feel like her seemingly unending struggle was not in vain, but for a beautiful, full life and a daughter who loves her much. Working from home would allow me this not only now, but also as I move into my family-starting future. It was in this context that Madeline Drive continues growing.” She cites the small-town feel of Monrovia as a continual inspiration. “ The shop gets its namesake from the place where I call home: a small California bungalow, on picturesque street Madeline Drive, with a small, white, Westie-dog, Winston. Nestled into the Foothills of Monrovia, surrounded by the beach, the mountains, the desert, the city and the small-
town, what more could a creative soul need to find inspiration? As former Monrovia Day Queen, 2005, our town will always be held extremely dear to me. From the beautiful dappled light on the trail to Falls in Canyon Park, to the quaint downtown with its rich textures of raw brick and wood, beautiful boutiques and delicious dining, to the delicate wood details on its perfectly-preserved Victorian and Craftsman Architecture, Monrovia is rich with inspiration for those who seek it.” When asked what makes her products stand apart, Schluter says simply, “In a market that, at times, can seem oversaturated, I hope to bring a fresh product of quality;, something that engaged couples can surprise their guests with by offering something new that they haven’t seen before. I wanted to use the process of laser cutting— which I find really beautiful, with its burnt edges and rich essence-of-bonfire aroma in the raw elegance of wood—in a new way, among an audience that, I felt, would appreciate the intricate result. I strive to use materials and designs that will ‘stand the test of time,’ as my dad always says, and create products that could be easily repurposed into a display-able keepsake of the occasion, long into the Happily Ever After. “Madeline Drive promises a promptness and professionalism as precise as our laser-cut creations. I would love to help you preserve a part of your love story with a timeless card from Madeline Drive!” From a true romantic like Amanda Schluter, that’s a promise that will keep. For more infor please visit www.MadelineDrive. etsy.com, or http://www.etsy. com/shop/MadelineDrive and www.facebook.com/ MadelineDrive.
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Topanga Canyon and Inn of the Seventh Ray By Greg Aragon Most established restaurants have a taste of good food, ambiance and location. And some, like the Inn of the Seventh Ray, have large portions of all three, and a memorable name to boot. Let’s start with the location. The Seventh Ray is located in Topanga Canyon, about 8 miles south of the 101 Freeway near Woodland Hills. To get there from the Valley, a friend and I drove up and down winding and rustic Topanga Canyon Blvd through rolling hills and past large hidden homes. Along the way, we were rewarded with great city views and a look inside the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. The 20-minute scenic trek from the freeway to the restaurant ended when we turned onto tiny Topanga Canyon Rd and parked beneath a bunch of shade trees. The trip was well worth it. For some reason it put us in the mood for creative, eclectic food, with a tribute to nature. And that is just what we
found - and more. The sprawling restaurant property sits beside a flowing stream, on a site that was once a mountain retreat in the 1930’s, and then a Four Square Gospel church, a garage, a gas station and auto junk yard. But then something wonderful happened: the property was purchased by its present owners and restored to its original natural beauty. Chef Bradley Miller was then hired to create a sacred place for sustainable food practices and delicious farm-to-table California cuisine. “We believe in giving you the purest of nature’s foods, energized as a gift from the sun with a dash of esoteric food knowledge and ancient mystery school wisdom tossed in for your seasoning and pleasure,” says the Inn’s website. I read this quote before my recent visit to Seventh Ray and I found it a bit flowery for me. But after the incredible meal we had, the words somehow came to life, in a spiritually scrumptious, filling kind of way. Our dinner began in a romantic outside setting, beside a large white foun-
tain and the aforementioned flowing stream. We then met Kat our server and culinary guide, who gave us menu suggestions throughout, and who made a great evening even better. Next we ordered a glass of red wine and a few unique and tasty appetizers, including Potato & Egg Jar dish, with local Topanga egg, truffle potato foam and toasted bread crumbs. Served in an old-fashioned glass jar, this dish was as surprising as it was tasty. We followed this with an awesome smoked yellowtail spread served in a charming old-fashioned fish can, with a mix of radish, red onion, celery, crostini and a tiny Tabasco pipette. Our last appetizer was Ahi tuna ribbons with avocado yuzu, ponzu gel, nori and pickled leeks. While the fountain trickled and frogs and birds sang in the distance, we moved on to a wonderful sweet pea risotto, with smoked corn, chantrelles, mushrooms, goat cheese and truffles. And then came one of my new favorite appetizers: Niman Ranch Pork Belly and Curi Squash Puree, with smoked scallop mousse, anise cracker and
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expensive and illogical procedure that costs millions in taxpayer dollars. The archaic law also creates months of undue stress on teachers since most layoff notices issued by school districts are rescinded. “We have to put an end to the practice of causing teachers to think they are going to lose their job, then turning around and telling them ‘never mind,’” said Senator Huff. “It’s cruel. Everyone thinks their job is in jeopardy, which creates anxiety for the teachers’
families, students and communities.” In one year at Elk Grove Unified, one of California’s larger school districts, 445 teachers received pink slips, crushing morale among the teaching staff. But by July, 100% of the layoff notices were repealed after the district was able to properly assess the state budget. The last minute decision created a mass scramble to place teachers back in the classroom, disrupting valuable learning time for students.
According to Ed Trust West, in 2010, of the three largest California districts, 78% of the layoff notices were ultimately rescinded by July. The LAO estimates the notices cost $706 per teacher, costing schools millions annually. This is money that could have gone to the classroom. SB 559 will move preliminary layoff notices from March 15 to June 1, which is closer to the state budget deadline. Final notices would be moved from May 15 to August 1.
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Vermont maple syrup. This creation was beautifully plated and sinfully delectable. For a main course I devoured a tender and juicy prime hanger steak, with huitlacoche potato, mushrooms, duck bacon, Napa cabbage slaw and Dijon yogurt. This steak was crazy good and is worth driving back for. My friend went with the charcoal crusted filet mignon, with wa-
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tercress, baby leeks, carrots and black garlic potato foam. While enjoying our steaks, I smiled and waved to Larry King from CNN fame, who was sitting a few tables away from us. I even posed for a picture with him and his friends, although they didn’t know it because I was about 10 ft behind. We concluded our dinner with milk chocolate
pudding with cinnamon caramel, chocolate soil, brulee banana, meringue and espresso ice cream. The Inn of the Seventh Ray is located at 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290. For more information, call 310.455.1311 or visit: www.innoftheseventhray.com.
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Local Resident Jo Jardon makes “heartfelt gift of thanks” to Huntington Memorial Hospital Heart and Vascular Center Former patient calls $100,000 donation “the right thing to do” and “feels so good about doing it” In support of heart month and in a generous way to give heartfelt thanks, Pasadena resident Moraig “Jo” Jardon has made a $100,000 donation to Huntington Memorial Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. The gift is in tribute to her cardiologist, John Easthope, M.D. “I don’t know what I would do without Dr. Easthope. He is always there for you, and his entire staff treats everyone with respect and dignity,” says Jardon. “The older you get the more you realize how important it is to give back to the community and how good it makes you feel to do so in a meaningful way. There is no better place than Huntington Hospital.” No stranger to the
healthcare field, Jardon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland. Upon moving to California, she worked at Los Angeles’ Shriners Hospital for Children as well as in the private practice of her husband, an obstetrician/gynecologist. Both she and her husband are former patients of Huntington Hospital, and Jo is a former participant in the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program. “I marvel at what goes on at Huntington in terms of the advanced care and technologies,” Jardon says. “My husband spent his life dedicated to the medical industry, and healthcare has always been such a big
part of my life that making this gift and saying thank you to Huntington just seemed like the right thing to do. And I feel so good about doing it.”
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redwhite+bluezz jazzes up Pasadena’s Playhouse district Following a seven year run, redwhite+bluezz in Old Pasadena is closing its doors end of night on Sunday February 24, 2013, but the rwb experience continues to live on, courtesy of the Playhouse Restaurant Group. redwhite+bluezz is jazzed to open, reincarnated and ready for business as usual (with some sizzling additions), under new ownership and management, at the landmark Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, and the heart of Pasadena’s arts scene. The refreshed jazz club and 80 seat restaurant, located at 37 South El Molino, in the Pasadena Playhouse building, will officially open its doors to the public on March 8, 2013. “It is a thrilling time for live music in Pasadena and for everyone who appreciates the arts, as we open redwhite+bluezz in such a unique location as the Pasadena Playhouse,” said Art Silveri of Playhouse Restaurant Group, a new partnership that acquired the rights to the redwhite+bluezz’ unique concept, its special recipe for success and name. “The original redwhite+bluezz has been a staple in Old Pasadena for more than seven years. We are ex-
cited to not only broaden the reach of the tried and true redwhite+bluezz experience, but also to enhance it” “It makes perfect sense to open a jazz club and fine dining establishment at the Pasadena Playhouse--and even more sense to open one as popular and successful as redwhite+bluezz. We are ecstatic that we were able to acquire the rights to do so, and appreciate the opportunity to share the phenomenon created by former owner André Vener, with an even broader clientele,” added Dave Morgan, also of Pasadena Restaurant Group. “We look forward to building mutually beneficial relationships with our neighbors including Vroman’s Bookstore, Laemmle Theatres and, of course, the Playhouse and its patrons. It’s a win win situation for everyone…especially Pasadenans.” Aside from newly appointed General Manager Phil Thyen, much of the redwhite+bluezz staff will remain the same. The new Executive Chef of redwhite+bluezz, Alfonso “Fonzy” Galan, joins the restaurant from, well, redwhite+bluezz. For the past two years, Galan has been Sous Chef at
redwhite+bluezz, making him a seamless and natural choice to take the helm of the new establishment’s kitchen. The 40 person bar, manned by familiar faces, features popular spirits, wine and beer, alongside a hand chosen selection of California wines, craft beers and boutique spirits. Many of the area’s most revered jazz artists will continue performing at redwhite+bluezz. On any given night, and during Sunday brunch, customers will be treated to the talents of their favorite artists, including Brother Yusef, Tim Kobza, Steve Pandis, Gregory Lawrence, Ryan Cross and Paul Lines. “redwhite+bluezz has set the standard for top tier live music in Pasadena,” said Lines. “It is exciting to be part of the next phase of the redwhite+bluezz legacy.” The new venue has new hours. redwhite+bluezz will be open at 5:00pm Tuesday through Sunday evenings. Sunday brunch will be served from 10:30am to 2:30pm. The website remains www.redwhitebluezz.com as will the phone number (626) 792-4441.
Mike Gatto introduces legislation to better manage carpool lanes, ease congestion It’s happened to anyone who lives in Southern California. A late-night accident or mysterious slowing clogs the rightmost freeway lanes, while the carpool lane sits empty. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Bill 405, a measure that will create a pilot program of sorts to ease such traffic congestion by permitting single-occupancy vehicles to access the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes (also known as carpool lanes) on State Highway Route 134, during non-peak hours. A recent CalTrans report indicated that Southern California’s HOV lanes are not being utilized to capacity during non-peak hours, leaving single-passenger vehicles idling in slow-going or stand-still lanes. Unlike Northern California, where
HOV lane restrictions are in place only during peak commute hours, HOV lanes in Southern California, including those on the 134 Freeway, are restricted on a 24-hour basis. Gatto explained that “carpool lanes are intended to increase the capacities of our freeways, reward those who carpool during rush hour, and protect the surrounding environment from harmful exhaust. When motorists are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic at midnight while carpool lanes sit empty, none of those goals are being met. It just doesn’t make sense.” Gatto’s measure would require Caltrans to allow single-passenger vehicles to access the HOV lanes on a five mile stretch of the 134 Freeway between the 170 Freeway and Interstate 5 during non-
peak hours. “The current restriction of HOV lanes to only high-occupancy vehicles or to those who can afford high-efficiency vehicles is an ineffective way to operate these lanes outside of rush hour,” said Gatto. “California’s highway system needs to remain flexible, especially in areas where people drive the freeways at all times.” Many commuters along the 134 corridor, which links the 101 Freeway to Pasadena and beyond, do not work traditional hours. Gatto is also overseeing an effort with state and local agencies to investigate ways to address administratively the underutilization of HOV lanes in the region. “Traffic congestion is almost always bad during rush hour; it need not be bad all night long,” said Gatto.
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Portraits of Courage: La Salle sophomore launches new club to help military families Taylor Brennan, a La Salle High School sophomore, has launched a new school club to help military families through the healing powers of art. More than 15 talented art students have joined La Salle’s Portraits in Courage club. “Portraits of Courage is designed to give talented art students an opportunity to get together with other likeminded artists and give back to our courageous men and women in the armed services who protect our freedom and our lives every day, “ said Taylor. The club members are currently creating portraits of military service members and they will give these works of art to the military families as the student’s way of thanking the soldiers and their families for their service. Art instructor Joanne Lamb serves as the staff moderator of the club, which meets afterschool, when the students will paint or draw the portraits. They intend to complete at least 15 portraits by the end of the school year, which means they can be presented in time for Memorial Day 2013. The club is currently reaching out to the greater Pasadena community to connect with military families who would like to receive a portrait of their loved one serving in the armed forces, as well as of those who have fallen or returned home injured or disabled. Brennan, 16, is also the president of the school’s
Support Our Troops club, which he started last year to provide holiday cards and letters to members of the service, as well as “Boxes of Love” for members of the armed services and needy military families. The Portraits of Courage club is an extension of the Support Our Troops club, he said. “I’m an artist, and my friends in art want to use our talent to help the families who have gone through loss,” he said. “I don’t think the needs of these people are being fulfilled. We want to help those families who are coping with the loss of a loved one or those who have been badly injured and whose lives have been changed.” Mrs. Lamb explained that these students are highly gifted artists who are serious about their art and about giving back to the community. Families who are interested should be willing to
submit two to four photographs of the subject of the portrait. The photographs can be in a military setting, or of the individual in uniform, or they can be of the soldier in a casual setting. The club requests that the photos be at least 5x7 or larger so they can see the details of the face. Portraits will be done as paintings or drawings in pencil, charcoal or colored pencil depending on the artists’ preference and skill. Military families interested in having a portrait done by the students in the Portraits of Courage club can mail their 5x7 or larger photos to Portraits of Courage Club, Attention Mrs. J. Lamb, La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107. Local organizations that work with military families are also encouraged to contact Mrs. Lamb, if they have families who would like to participate.
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Grenadier Band, Bethlehem, Pa. Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles McQueen High School “Lancer Band,” Reno, Nev. Nagoya Minami High School Green Band, Nagoya, Japan Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, Calif. Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, Minn. St. Augustine High School Marching “100,”
New Orleans, La. The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band Westfield High School Marching Bulldogs, Chantilly, Va. Bands are selected by the Tournament of Roses based on a variety of criteria including musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value. In order to be considered, band representatives submitted detailed applications, which included
photos, video footage and letters of recommendation. Bands are required to raise all necessary funds for travel and accommodations. In addition to marching in the 5 1/2 mile long Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, bands also perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for Dec. 29 and 30, 2013, at Pasadena City College. The Tournament of Roses is currently accepting band applications for the 2015 Rose Parade. Please visit http://apply. tournamentofroses.com for details.
Foothill Gold Line extension updates The design-build team, Foothill Transit Constructors (FTC), is on schedule to have the project’s design work substantially complete next month. The majority of the nearly 100 design packages have been “Approved for Construction,” and the remaining packages are nearing 100% design. Significant construction is now well underway throughout the corridor. Bridge construction, utility relocation, grade crossing work, and even station construction can be seen at different points along the 11.5-miles. Some of these activities require street closures and other impactful activities. Stay updated and don’t get surprised by construction! Utility relocation and mass grading is happening along the entire city of Azusa corridor, and the FTC team broke ground on the first major at-grade crossing in the city yesterday. Dalton Avenue will be closed for approximately six weeks to complete the crossing improvements. Click here to view the con-
struction notice. Additionally, to accommodate one freight track and two light rail tracks in the future, nine bridges at three crossings are also under construction in Azusa. Palm Drive is closed to thru-traffic for bridge work until May, and Foothill Boulevard has been reduced to one lane in each direction at the bridge crossing until September. Above is a photo of work on the bridge abutments at Citrus Ave. The Duarte station is the first of six new stations to break ground, and work continues on the nearby Highland Avenue crossing until early March. (Duarte station-work is shown below). Demolition of the old bridge abutments at Colorado Blvd. in Arcadia is now complete, and work is underway on construction of the new dual-track bridge over this heavilyused street in the city. Colorado Blvd remains closed to thru-traffic until mid-April. Mass grading is now complete for the 24-acre, $160 million Gold Line
Operations Campus in Monrovia. FTC crews are now focused on utility relocation and foundation work on the main building. Utility relocation on streets surrounding the campus is also on-going. Arcadia: 400 N Santa Anita Ave, Suite 101B, Arcadia, CA 91006 (Northeast corner of Santa Anita Ave. and La Porte St.) Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monrovia: 406 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA 91016 (Construction Authority Offices) Hours: Mondays through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Azusa: 1300 W. Optical Drive, Suite 500, Azusa, CA 91702 Hours: Mondays through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Other Community Resources Include: Other Community Resources Include: 24-hour Community Hotline - (626) 324-7098. Construction Authority’s Construction Updates webpage - http:// www.foothillextension.org/ construction_phases/construction-updates/
Dog Haus takes a bite out of hunger Dog Haus, is heating things up at Ascencia’s Winter Shelter at the Glendale National Guard Armory on Tuesday February 26, 2013, with Chili Dogs! Recently named one of CNN’s Top Five Hot Dog Places in 2012, Dog Haus has teamed with Ascencia to contribute in its plight to end homelessness in Glendale, by providing a Dog Haus dinner complete with Haus Chili Dogs, Fritos and a drink. The spe-
cial dinner has even more meaning, feeding homeless on a “chili” night as it also pays an early homage to National Chili Day which is at the end of the month. “This makes it a fun event that also reminds homeless and less fortunate people that they are cared about by their community,” Dog Haus partner Hagop Giragossian. Dog Haus currently has locations in Pasadena, Old Pasadena and Alhambra and remains committed
to giving back to the community and beyond. Since 1997, Ascencia has been providing an array of services and housing to assist hundreds of homeless families and individuals as the largest operator of homeless services in Glendale. In addition to Ascencia’s 40 bed family/ individual shelter, Ascencia is currently running an emergency Winter Shelter program for 80 adults during the winter season.
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Lot 9000 + sq.ft....just below Duarte Road and West of Myrtle. Probate listing MAY require court confirmation. Home is currently occupied. Please Do Not Disturb. This is DRIVE BY ONLY sale. Monrovia Schools, Monrovia P.O., County jurisdiction. Zoned LCA 15000..which apparently allows one unit but please check with the County Building Department (Baldwin Avenue) Arcadia.(S1911) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM
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
This recently remodeled home features all new dual paned windows, new doors, new carpet, new granite counters & new cabinets in kitchen, new stove, new mirror closets in bedrooms, inside laundry room, large fenced backyard for bbq parties. Central air/heating. Close to schools, drug store, market, banks, etc. Spacious living room with long front porch to sit back and relax. Sorry NO pets. (FOR) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888
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Two Separate Commercial Units each appx. 1100 sq.ft. Roll up door, pedestrian door, high ceilings and skylight. No heat or air conditioner. Private restroom and entry way. Zoned Commercial. Long term tenants in place. (L25) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
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
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)
DRE# : 01360317
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)
Retail Lease in Beautiful Old Town Monrovia. 440 sq. ft. w/ bathroom access, air conditioning, and built-in sink w/ running water.(M420) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123
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38 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE