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Suspects identified in Monterey Park daycare related vehicle burglaries
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MUSD students link to International Space Station
20 students pose questions to Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn 220 miles from Earth
Murder suspect turns himself in at the border LASD homicide
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were able to ask questions of engineers an other scientist involved in space exploration. There were laser demonstrations, remote controlled aircraft, telescopes for viewing the sun, and even a pine wood derby.
On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at approximately 5:52 P.M., in the 600block of North 20th Street, Montebello, Carmen King F/H 63 was stabbed to death. The suspect in the stabbing is Kingâ€™s boyfriend, Emilio Martinez M/H 51. After the stabbing, investigators received information that Martinez absconded to Mexico. Investigators were able to communicate with
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Brian Gilbert Renteria
Mission 23 astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn answer some tough questions from MUSD students Tuesday morning. The Monrovia High Math and Science Academy joined with MUSD and NASA/Teaching from Space program to provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to speak to working astronauts on the space station 230 miles above the earth. -Photo by Terry Miller
Jerry Angelino Ristich
Monterey Park Police are looking for two men in connection with vehicle burglaries and credit card fraud in Monterey Park and in the greater San Gabriel Valley area. The suspects were identified during the investigation of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the area of Alhambra Ave. and Emerson Ave. in Monterey Park in January 2013. Warrants have been issued for both suspects in connection with the case. Brian Gilbert Renteria, age 25, is a parolee-at-large and known to be armed and dangerous. He is wanted for a parole violation in addition to the Monterey Park burglary. He may also be involved in burglaries from daycare centers in the Arcadia area. Renteria is a Hispanic male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 230-300 lbs. with Please see page 4
BY SUSAN MOTANDER Monrovia High School and its Math and Science Academy (MASA) brought the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a little closer to home for many Monrovia school students. The highlight of sev-
eral activities was the downlink from the Space Station which put several Monrovia Unified School Districtâ€™s fifth grade students in direct communication with 3 astronauts on the space station. The festivities began on Saturday with a Science Expo on the Monrovia High
Burbank City Council adopts general plan The Burbank City Council has adopted the Burbank2035 General Plan to guide the city's future growth and development. Council approved the Burbank2035 plan during its meeting on February 19, 2013, setting forth a longrange policy document that focuses on how the City plans for expected growth and change in population and jobs, while protecting the characteristics that make Burbank a special place to live, work, and play. Burbank2035 is the result of an extensive community planning process that
included tremendous input from the public, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, public agencies, industry and business representatives, City Boards and Commissions, and the Burbank City Council. "Burbank2035 balances vision with practicality," says Joy Forbes, Director of Community Development. "It will help us better manage expected growth while strengthening existing neighborhoods and businesses." Burbank2035 identifies Please see page 3
School campus. Various groups including the local ham radio operators, JPL, Rockwell Collins, the Planetary Society along with others set up informational booths to introduce students to various aspects of science and space exploration. At the expo students
Monterey Park daycare facilities targeted by vehicle burglary suspects Monterey Park Police are warning residents to beware of vehicle burglaries occurring at child daycare facilities and preschools. During the month of February, several victims reported that their vehicle windows were smashed; purses and personal property were taken while victims checked their children into daycare. Residents are warned not to leave any personal property in their vehicles, even for a short period of time. The burglaries occurred within a five minute time frame and the property taken was left in plain sight in the victim vehicles. Within
a short time period after the burglaries occurred, credit cards belonging to victims were used to purchase gas, food, and various merchandise on the Internet. Police investigators recently arrested Tamara Rios, 20, of West Covina, for alleged burglary and forgery in connection with a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 300 block of N. Alhambra Ave. Two additional suspects are wanted in connection with that crime. The suspect vehicle, silver 1999 Dodge Durango, was recently impounded and several designer brand purses and wallets were located in
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the vehicle. Police are seeking additional victims who may be able to identify the recovered property. Contact Detective J. Frescas of the Monterey Park Police Department at 626307-1241.
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GWP releases final project report California wildlife for chromium 6 removal research conservation board named Glendale Water & ing from non-Glendale with Senator Boxer to help conservationist of the year Power (GWP) just re- sources. This research will secure funding to enable leased its final project report to the California Department of Public Health culminating 10 years of research at a cost of nearly $9 million identifying water treatment technologies that can be used to remove hexavalent chromium (chromium 6) from drinking water supplies. The Glendale City Council took on this significant research effort to identify ways to minimize the presence of this contaminant in our local water supplies. State and federal agencies will use this information as part of their efforts to set a specific drinking water quality standard, Minimum Contaminant Level (MCL) for chromium 6 in water supplies This report is a culmination of many years of research activities to identify technologies and costs associated in the removal of chromium 6 from drinking water supplies. Glendale Water & Power pioneered this research effort with almost all funds com-
be critical to the federal and state water quality agencies as they set their respective water quality standards using information in this report. “We were so pleased that so many other organizations throughout the country assisted in funding the research activities to make this a premier research effort and recognizing its nationwide significance”, stated Don Froelich, Project Manager for Glendale Water & Power. As part of the research, GWP constructed two state-of-the-art water demonstration treatment facilities that received nationwide attention for their capability to remove chromium to exceptionally low levels in drinking water. Glendale Water & Power is very appreciative of the support from the office of Congressman Adam Schiff which helped GWP secure a major portion of grant funding. “It was a pleasure to work
GWP to study the equipment and technologies that are needed to remove Chromium 6 from our water supply and that of other communities around the nation,” said Congressman Adam Schiff. “While much work still remains to be done to remove Chromium 6 – now a known carcinogen – this is a milestone. This study is a great example of a federal, state and local partnership to solve an extremely important water quality issue. I applaud GWP for leading the way in developing the technologies necessary to remove cancer-causing agents from our drinking water.” The full report including the appendices is available on GWP’s website www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com. Glendale Water & Power will be providing copies of its report to state-wide and national water quality agencies as well as local legislators and state and federal water quality agencies.
The Wildlife Society’s (TWS) Western Section awarded the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) the 2013 Conservationist of the Year Award. This annual award is given to a person or group engaged in wildlife conservation – either as a profession or as an avocation – that has made an outstanding contribution to wildlife conservation in California, Nevada, Hawaii or Guam. These award recipients have demonstrated an active concern for wildlife conservation by accomplishing projects or programs that have significantly enhanced wildlife resource conservation within the Western Section geographical area. Originally created within the California Department of Natural Resources in 1947, and later placed with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the WCB is a separate and independent Board with authority and funding to carry out programs for wildlife conservation. The WCB’s three main functions are land protection, habitat res-
toration and development of wildlife-oriented public access facilities. Over the past ten years, the WCB has encumbered more than one billion dollars to protect and restore hundreds of thousands of acres of precious wildlife habitats. In 2012 alone, approximately $89 million in WCB expenditures were matched by nearly $97 million in partner contributions. That money was used to acquire nearly 15,000 acres of wildlife habitat, protect nearly 33,000 acres of wildlife habitat through the acquisition of conservation easements, restore and enhance more than 4,000 acres of critical wildlife habitats, and develop or improve eight separate public access facilities. “We are honored to receive this award,” said John P. Donnelly, WCB’s Executive Director, “especially given the fact that we were recognized by scientists and habitat managers from both inside and outside California, many of whom work internationally as well. The dedicated staff working here at the WCB made this award possible.”
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Assemblymember Holden to welcome Mars rover ‘Curiosity’ to the state capitol Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) will welcome the Mars Rover “Curiosity” to the State Capitol on Monday while honoring the members of the team that brought the Rover to the Red Planet. As part of Aerospace Week at the State Capitol, Assemblymember Holden will recognize the five team members on the Assembly floor Monday at noon for their role in the flawless entry and landing of Curiosity on the red planet. “I am very pleased to present these important members of the JPL team who safely delivered Curiosity to the surface of Mars. It is a technical feat beyond any previous efforts to explore the solar system and I am happy to recognize their important
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Gatto honors La Cañada professor as woman of the year Assemblyman Mike Gatto and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus honored Dr. Frances Arnold yesterday at the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Awards Ceremony at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The awards ceremony commemorates women who have made a great contribution to California and who have inspired women and girls in California and beyond. Dr. Frances Arnold, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge, was nominated by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) for her accomplishments in science, medicine, and engineering. Dr. Arnold is a professor at the California Institute of Technology and is the only woman to receive the Charles Stark Draper Prize the engineering profession’s highest honor. She is also the only woman to be elected to all three U.S. National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering. In December, Dr. Arnold received a
Local districts including Pasadena and El Monte may not meet financial obligations for fiscal year
National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama, the highest award granted to scientists in the U.S. The Assemblyman learned of Dr. Arnold’s efforts after reading a newspaper article about her. Immediately, he knew the state should honor her. “I owe so much to the strong women in my life, like my mother, who fought her way through night law school while raising three kids. It is so important that we recognize these woman
leaders for their positive effects on society,” said Gatto. “Dr. Arnold is an inspiration to us all.” Yesterday’s ceremony in the Assembly Chambers at the California State Capitol, recognized ten distinguished women from around the state, including Arnold and actress Geena Davis. Dr. Arnold was escorted on to the floor of the Assembly chamber by Assemblyman Gatto and attended a reception with the Assemblyman and the other honorees.
The WiMN announces ‘You Are Next’ showcase at ASCAP expo Female artists are encouraged to submit material The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN), an organization aimed at bringing together women who work in all facets of the music industry, announces a new showcase event scheduled during the upcoming ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo in Los Angeles, CA. Taking place on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 9pm to 12am at the Lobby Bar of the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the WiMN ASCAP “You Are Next” Showcase is sponsored by renowned music notation software developer Notion Music and will feature trailblazing, 17-year-old singer/ songwriter Ali Isabella. Female artists of all styles
State schools chief reports smaller number of districts in financial jeopardy
and ages are encouraged to submit their best material for an opportunity to win a performance slot at The WiMN ASCAP “You Are Next” Showcase. Entrants will have the chance to perform in front of industry experts, media representatives, artists, publishers and more at this prestigious music event. All materials must be submitted by March 29, 2013, and showcase slot winners will be announced April 1, 2013. The submission form and official rules and regulations are located at www.thewimn. com/ascapshowcase. The WiMN ASCAP “You Are Next” Showcase features headliner Ali Isabella.
Based in New York City, Isabella is the youngest performer to ever appear on stage at Wembley Arena, where she opened for Reba McEntire. Her debut single “New York City Country Girl” reached #14 on the coveted Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart and was #1 for four weeks on the Billboard Country Hot Single Sales charts. Learn more about Ali Isabella at www.aliisabella.com. The WiMN would also like to acknowledge our sponsor Notion Music, creators of the revolutionary music notation software Notion and Progression. Learn more about Notion Music at www.notionmusic.com.
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson reported today that 500,000 fewer California students attend school districts in financial jeopardy now than last May, though an unacceptably high number of districts still face deep fiscal challenges. Azusa Unified, Burbank Unified, El Monte Union High, Pasadena Unified and Rosemead Elementary are on the Qualified list. Qualified certification is assigned to a local educational agency when it is determined that, based upon current projections, the local educational agency may not meet its financial obligations for fiscal year. The state’s First Interim Status Report for 201213 shows that 124 local educational agencies (LEAs) serving 2.1 million students are in either a negative or qualified certification, down from the 188 LEAs serving 2.6 million students reported in Second Interim Status Report for 2011-12 issued in May 2012. “I can say with growing confidence that the worst of California’s school funding crisis is behind us,” Torlakson said. “As this report demonstrates, it will take years to restore our education system to financial health. No one was happy to see California slip to 49th in per-pupil funding, and no one should be satisfied when we move up to 46th or 47th.” The new report shows seven LEAs received a
education may intervene in the district’s finances. The assistance or intervention by the county office of education may include assigning external consultants, requiring a district fiscal recovery plan, or even disallowing certain district expenditures. This new list is a compilation of the certifications by LEAs that were due December 15, 2012, and which cover the financial and budgetary status of the LEAs for the period ending October 31, 2012. The certifications reflect whether the LEAs are able to meet their financial obligations for the remainder of the current fiscal year and subsequent two fiscal years, based on projections at that point in time. Because these Interim Status Reports are snapshots in time, the LEAs’ financial status may have changed since these certifications were collected. For more information on the school funding crisis, please visit the California Department of Education’s School Financial Emergency Web page.
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Ritual Café raises the bar of the mall dining experience
Monterey Highlands students win again at the 2013 Compete Nationals Martial Arts Competition By Ken Hayashi
From Caviar to comfort food, fine wine to champagne, world art to artisan coffee, newly opened Ritual Café is turning the tables on mall dinning with an innovative new restaurant concept. An exclusive invitation only VIP Grand Opening of Ritual Café on Saturday March 2, 2013, sponsored by Seven Arts Entertainment and 2 Hearts Radio, drew more than 100 people including a long list of celebrities such as Danny Houston (The Constant Gardener), Brian Fortuna (Dancing With The Stars), Caitlin Fowler (30 Rock), Nancy Strafford (Matlock, St. Elsewhere) and Peta Wilson (Le Femme Nikita) among many others. Located in the heart of the Luxury Court of Westfield Topanga Plaza, on the first floor alongside such prestigious neighbors as Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany, the premiere Ritual Café is a welcome surprise, far removed from the food court or other eateries. “Ritual Café is unique in many ways, beginning with its concept,” said partner Alexander Kush who owns the restaurant along with fellow foodies Tatyana Kanavka and Alex Fishkin. “It’s a hidden gem, rich with flavor
and worldly flair. We pay attention to every detail, from the freshest food to the finest wines to the imported art that adorns the beautifully tiled interior of the standalone sit down café.” “My partners and I wanted to combine our passion for food, wine, world culture and art to create a totally unique dining experience in a casual yet classy wine lounge atmosphere, fusing stunning Asian inspired colorful interior design with modern technology, glass, metal and antiques,” continued Fishkin. It’s all in good taste. A blending of the partners Russian, Ukrainian and Belarus heritages, Ritual Café serves up a distinctive array of offerings based on the treasures of the Far East and translated into a modern culinary palate of bold and exciting flavors. The carefully crafted menu boasts a tantalizing twist on classic dishes as well as original mouthwatering masterpieces. Amongst the Russian Royal Black Caviar, Tuna Tartar, Lobster Ravioli Caviar and Egg Salad, and Lobster Club prepared by Executive Chef Ian Anderson, patrons may also indulge in Ritual Grilled Cheese and Soup, New York
Pastrami Sandwich, House Turkey Chili, Panini’s and specialty salads among other delicacies. To accompany the fresh gourmet fare, Ritual Café has an equally impressive selection of fine wines, a full bar and exclusively serves LAMill brewed coffee, the number one artisan roaster in Los Angeles. So committed to providing a first class experience, Ritual Café baristas are regularly trained on site and visited weekly by LAMill representatives. “Ritual Café is an inviting open space, a place you want to stay and relax in, leisurely enjoying a Latte, glass of wine or a meal. You easily forget that you are in a mall,” noted Kanavka of the café which recently won the Best 2012 Restaurant Design honors from among all 59 Westfield malls worldwide. “Ritual Café is also poised to become the go to place in the San Fernando Valley to host romantic and intimate gatherings, wine tastings, charity fundraisers, private events, photo shoots and larger scale events.” The partners plan to open up shop in other Westfield Shopping Centers throughout Los Angeles and locations nationwide.
Alexis Hayashi (11) and her fraternal twin sister Ashley Hayashi showed off their martial arts skills at the 2013 Compete Nationals Martial Arts Competition. Compete Nationals an IMAC World Rated and the 1st NASKA (North American Sports Karate Association) Triple Crown Event of 2013 and one of the biggest martial arts competition of the year in the Los Angeles area and is celebrating its 26th year. The event was held over a 3 days event Fri - Sun, Feb 22-24 at the Ontario Convention Center, where there were over 2,200 competitors competing in 900+ divisions with over 4,000 spectators. Many different styles of martial artists came to display their dedication to their respective arts including many different styles of Karate, Tae kwon do and Kung Fu. Alexis and Ashley both red belts, competed in the Karate Traditional Form Advance Division. Alexis being last year’s champion was back again to defend her title. Alexis again took 1st Place performing a Kusanku Dai and Ashley came in 2nd performing a variation of the form called Chatan Yara Kusanku which are both advance Japanese karate black belt forms. This is there 4th year of competing, their previous titles includes last years’ 2012 Compete Nationals winners as 1st (Alexis) and 2nd (Ashley) in Traditional Forms; (Alexis) 1st in Traditional Form and 1st in Weapons presenting a Iaido Katana Kata (Japanese Sword Form) at the 2012 Worlds Championship in Las Vegas; and both are the 2011 Worlds Title Holders; among several awards. Although they had trained in several martial art schools over their past 8 years of training in San Diego, after relocating to Monterey Park, they have been coached by father Ken, who also holds
4 black belts including Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Ho Shin Moo Do and Wado Ryu Karate at Almansor Park. Their father trains them with their younger siblings Natalie (8) and Brandon (2) and although they no longer compete in sparring, they are both trained in practical self-defense and full contact fighting. “This was an extremely difficult competition this year with competitors flying in for the big event and are seriously here to win. We saw many competitors doing back flips, jumping spin kicks, etc. My daughters advantage, if any was that they adhered to the traditional way that the kata was traditionally presented in Japan. They instilled a less fancy approach with less kiais (short yells at the end of a technique) during the presentation and very precise movements. And we are appreciative that the Judges recognized their commitment to the traditions.”~ says Ken. Alexis and Ashley had been studying karate ever since they were three years old. Their parents started them off in karate; because they were actually born 3 month premature, weighing 1.5 lbs each at birth. Remaining in the hospital for 3 months after their birth and we were
told that there was a 90% possibility that they were going to encounter developmental issues, including not being able to function in society individually. They needed constant physical and mental therapy in order to keep up with others in their age group. By the time they were 3 years old, they were still extremely underweight and had overall very low strength. Karate classes seemed to fit the bill. Their physical training in karate definitely made dramatic improvements in coordination, strength and mental stimulation all rolled into one. What martial arts have done for them is that it has given them such a healthy outlet for their abundant energy. Their listening skills, leadership, discipline, pride of something that they are excited about and are able to present themselves confidently to others is extremely valuable for their future. Today, other than their National and World titles, they are well adjusted 5th grade students at Monterey Highlands Elementary School. Alexis enjoys reading, drawing anime and occasionally talking with an English accent. While, Ashley enjoys reading, singing and ballet.
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brown hair and eyes. Renteria has distinctive tattoos of “SSG” on the right side of his face. Renteria is believed to be a transient staying in motels in the San Gabriel Valley area. Police are also looking for Jerry Angelino Ristich, age 25, of Monterey Park.
Ristich is a Hispanic Male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 190 lbs. with brown hair and eyes. The suspect vehicle, a silver 1999 Dodge Durango, was recently impounded and several designer brand purses, wallets, and keys to luxury automobiles were lo-
cated in the vehicle. Police are seeking additional victims who may be able to identify the recovered property. Photos of recovered property are available by inquiry. Contact Detective J. Frescas of the Monterey Park Police Department at 626-307-1241.
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Coastal Luxury: The Biltmore Santa Barbara By Greg Aragon There are resorts and then there are places like the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. This luxurious haven on the California coast is the epitome of the city’s charm, style and Colonial –Missionstyle architecture. A friend and I recently escaped to the Biltmore for a memorable mid-week getaway. Our adventure began when we pulled off the freeway into the tiny, beach-front town of Montecito and made our way down a shady residential street to a fortress of trees, gardens and Mission-styled architecture known to locals as simply, The Biltmore. We then parked, walked across a big, lush lawn, and made our way down a winding brick walkway to the Biltmore’s elegant lobby, where we checked-into a beautiful garden suite. Like all 207 rooms, suites and cottages at the
Biltmore, our quarters, were designed in classic Santa Barbara style, with arched wooden doorways, tile and marble bathrooms, white plantation shutters, and garden views. Highlights included two queen beds, large flat screen TV, separate shower and tub, and a private patio surrounded by lush gardens and stately lawns. Once acquainted with our room, we explored the rest of the historic Biltmore, which is originally opened in 1927. Located on 20 acres, along the oceanfront “American Riviera,” on the southern tip of Santa Barbara, the resort has been a long-time favorite among movie stars. From Bing Crosby, Lana Turner, Errol Flynn and Greta Garbo, to today’s celebrities, the famous have flocked to the Biltmore to relax amongst secluded gardens with trickling fountains, play in the private Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club, and dine in the water-front Tydes Restaurant. And speaking of Tydes, this is where we dined during our visit. Overlooking Butterfly Beach, adja-
cent the Resort at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Tydes offers intimate indoor and outdoor oceanfront dining exclusively to Resort guests and members of the Club. With great views of the ocean, Channel Islands and the Santa Barbara coastline, Tydes has a “Riviera feel, while 1930s Art Deco motifs and Scandinavian modern detailing thoughtfully highlight the Club’s original glamour and sense of luxury.” The food is a blend of Italian flair and eclectic Californian, with an exciting array of appetizers, salads, seafood and grill creations. Our meal began with an incredible calamari and rock shrimp appetizer, with cilantro pesto, sunflower and lime; and then a few fresh oysters on the halfshell, which we washed down with Bloody Mary’s. For the main course I devoured striped bass, with artichoke, pebble beans, and barigoule vinaigrette. My friend enjoyed a diver scallops, with Cara Cara orange, couscous and lavender. After dinner we strolled along the beach
and then grabbed a drink at the Ty Lounge, where we sat on the outdoor terrace and watched the waves crash into the night. In the morning I experienced an invigorating, toxin-eliminating, deep tissue massage at the Biltmore’s 10,000-sq-ft spa, overlooking the ocean. The spa boasts 11 personalized spa treatment rooms – in-
By Emmy Hernandez Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner Attorney at Law The need for our gov- concern for the future coinernment to spend less has cides with the fits and fulminabeen a mainstay in our na- tions of economic downturns. tional dialogue for decades. Our financial futures will Yet the considerable size of never be secure if we buckle America’s debt continues to up only in times of hardship climb. The ongoing congres- and slide into apathy when sional rhetoric has not trans- the skies begin to clear again. lated into actual resolve, and Compare for a moment we as householders cannot af- our behavior with our global ford to follow their dissonant peers. French families have behavior. consistently saved 15% of -Courtesy Photo Regretfully, Americans their income; those wealthy No questions were sub- are not big savers. In 2005, Swiss about 12%. The Spanmitted this month so I pulled our personal savings rate av- ish put away 10% annually. eraged 1%. Yes, you read that Whether that’s due to or in this rabbit out of my hat: The cornerstone of suc- right: 1%! Interestingly, the spite of their economic crises cessful financial planning is, financial meltdown in 2008 is unclear. In Asia, personal drumroll please, saving for forced folks to reexamine saving rates are eye popping: the future. Easier to say than this folly. Household savings Indians save over 30% of their to do, of course. It’s difficult briefly spiked to 5.8%, before income; the Chinese - 27%. to put money aside when declining to the paltry 4% re- Japan and South Korea, on prices are up and wages are corded last November. From the other hand, are the only stagnant at best. However, 1960 to 1985 the median per- industrialized nations to save as costs will inevitably con- sonal savings rate was about less than the U.S.** Saving money should tinue to rise our need to sock 10%, with a high of 14% in money away becomes even 1977.* That was the year of become part of each pergreater. More diligence and an extraordinary gas crunch. son’s value system. If you forethought is required to en- Families don’t appear to save wait for times to get better, sure a comfortable lifestyle in for a rainy day; but reconsidPlease see page 6 er only during a deluge. Our the future.
tary bicycles; and an omnipresent feeling of Spanish luxury along the American Riviera. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is located at 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. For more information and reservations, call (805) 969-2261 or visit www.fourseasons.com/SantaBarbara.
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Matt Denny’s Ale House to hold 11th Annual St. Baldrick’s Day - March 14
Members of the community are invited to sponsor shavees to raise money for childhood cancer research
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It’s that wonderful time of year again when Arcadia’s Matt McSweeny pulls out all the stops at his popular restaurant and alehouse for a wonderful fundraiser which has become the benchmark for childhood cancer research fundraisers in California. On Tuesday March 14 at 6:30 p.m., Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant will
be holding their 11th annual St. Baldrick’s Day Fundraiser to benefit children’s cancer research. Over 100 men, women and children will shave their heads at Matt Denny’s to show solidarity for the children that lose their hair during cancer treatment. What started as a challenge among friends in the reinsurance industry in New York to raise $17,000.00 by
shaving 17 heads, has generated over $100 million in donations since its inception. “This has been a great way to show support for the kids, and raise much needed funds for cancer research” says Matt McSweeny. The Arcadia event has raised over $300,000.00 in 10 years of sponsoring this one of a kind celebration. Many members of the Arcadia Fire and Police Departments along with local schools, teams and others that want to help find a cure for children’s cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Day Fundraiser is being held to draw attention to childhood cancer research. More children die each year of cancer than any other childhood decease. For more information, call Matt McSweeny at 626-462-0250 the number for Matt Denny’s Ale House or go on line at www.stbaldricks.org.
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you might never think there’s a good time to begin saving money. If your employer offers a retirement savings plan, take advantage of it. Many of them will match your annual contribution. Systematically paying off debt is saving. As the amount you owe goes down, so does the amount of interest you pay. A person who has a lot of debt and is not keeping current with their payments gets more interest fees and can owe more than they did in the first place. This is the trap many Americans are in.
My advice is to stop spending on unnecessary things. Prioritize what needs to be paid to keep the bills from piling up. An amazingly large percentage of American families don’t sit down to draft an actual monthly budget; but those that do generally experience a great deal more stability. Last but not least, determine what your family can realistically afford to save each month – then follow through with this commitment. Your financial future depends on this. Please submit ques-
tions to emmy.hernandez@ natplan.com or call 626-9438833. * U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis ** www.gfmag.com and www.imf.org The opinions voiced in this article are for general information only. They are not intended to provide specific investment advice or recommendations for any individual. Securities and Advisory Services Offered Through National Planning Corp. (NPC) member FINRA, SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. EH Financial Group, Inc. and NPC are separate entities and unrelated companies.
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LA County Federation of Labor, celebrates elections’ results Voters elect labor candidates, position others strong for run-off
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, congratulates labor endorsed candidates Bob Blumenfield (Dristrict 3), Paul Koretz (District 5), Felipe Fuentes (District 7), and Mike Bonin (District 11) for their election as Los Angeles City Councilmen. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor also congratulates the labor endorsed candidates for the LAUSD Board of Education Monica Garcia (Distrcit 2) and Steve Zimmer (District 4), as well as, candidate for the Los Angeles Community College District, seat 2, Mike Eng, for their election. All candidates endorsed by Labor in Los Angeles achieved positive ballot results in the 2013 city elections. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is excited to ramp
up campaign efforts for its candidates who are moving to the run-off Gil Cedillo (District 1), Curren Price (District 9), and John Choi (District 13), as well as David Vela candidate for the Los Angeles Community College District, seat 6, and Antonio Sanchez candidate for the LAUSD Board of Education (District 6). “This election working families had thousands of conversations with voters about job creation, affordable housing, protecting critical public services, improving schools, and public safety. Today’s results show that the candidates who stand closest to working families are preferred by voters throughout the city,” states Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Hundreds of union vol-
unteers have worked tirelessly during the campaign, their contribution is pivotal for the outcome in the Los Angeles city elections. “We must acknowledge the enthusiastic participation of cafeteria workers, teachers, mechanics, bus drivers, hotel workers, car wash workers, park and recreation employees, animal control employees, and countless others in all different industries, who volunteered their time to elect officials who are committed to standing with working families,” adds Maria Elena. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, congratulates the mayoral candidates moving on to the run-off. Angelenos look forward to learning the specific details of the candidates’ vision for improving the lives of working families in L.A.
Inmates refurbish eyeglasses and distribute them to underprivileged through Lion’s Club International The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Partners with Lion’s Club International on the Folsom Project for Special Needs Inmates The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department partnered with Lion’s Club International in 2011 on an innovative program that allows county jail inmates to participate in a worthwhile community project. Known as the Folsom Project, donated prescription eyeglasses are refurbished and calibrated, then distributed to the homeless and underprivileged throughout the world through the Lion’s Club International Organization. The Sheriff’s Department learned of the pro-
gram, which originated in California’s Folsom State Prison, and contacted the Lion’s Club with a proposal to expand the program in the county jail system. In just two years, inmates at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, who are hearing and visually impaired, have cleaned, calibrated, sorted, and tagged more than two thousand eyeglasses. Trained staff members from the Sheriff’s Department’s Education Based Incarceration Bureau teach the inmates how to operate the machines used to calibrate the eyeglass prescriptions and supervise the entire refurbishment process. After the process is completed, the packaged eyeglasses are returned to Li-
on’s Club volunteers who then distribute them to the impoverished throughout Los Angeles County. Some of the glasses are distributed by the Lion’s Club both nationally and internationally through medical missions to third world countries. The program has been such a success that in February 2013 the Education Based Incarceration Bureau expanded the program to include mobility impaired inmates in the Men’s Central Jail. Additional calibration machines were purchased and now dozens of jail inmates with a variety of special needs have the opportunity to learn new skills while performing this valuable community service.
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Martinez and encouraged him to turn himself in. Yesterday, March 4, 2013, suspect Martinez, arrived at the San Ysidro
Point Of Entry (a borderline in California separating the United States and Mexico), and turned himself in for the murder of Carmen King.
Suspect Martinez was transported to Lakewood Sheriff’s Station where he was booked, and is now being held in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail.
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CAL FIRE reminds Californians to check their smoke alarms While a 2010 study by the National Fire Protection Association found that 96 percent of all homes have at least one smoke alarm, nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. To help reduce the number of home fire fatalities, CAL FIRE is reminding all Californians to make sure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Smoke alarms should be installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleep-
ing area and on every level of the home. While most smoke alarms come with 10-year batteries, CAL FIRE recommends that you test your smoke alarm monthly to ensure it’s in good working order. Replace all smoke alarms after 10 years. Families should also practice with their children what to do when there is a fire. Every family should set down and create an escape plan with an outside meeting place. If the alarm goes off crawl low to the ground under the smoke and exit the
home quickly. A neighbor’s yard or a sidewalk mailbox are common meeting places to ensure that everyone gets out safely. Families should practice home fire drills regularly. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent. A smoke alarm is a small price to help keep you and your family safe. For more information on smoke alarms, please visit the CAL FIRE’s website at www.fire.ca.gov.
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At the same time, the high school hosted the regional qualifier for FTC robotics teams. The competition began with check-in at 7:30 and lasted until well after 7 p.m. After a full day of competition, the winning teams were announced. The winning alliance captain was WHS Robotics from Cerritos (#542). The winning alliance partners were the Metal Ducks from Hemet (#5826) and the Gaulbots from Claremont (#358). The top honor, the Inspire Award, went to Shockwave from Encinitas (#3848). See related story at monroviaweekly.com On Saturday evening there was a Star party at the high school’s observatory and throughout the campus on Saturday evening. The biggest event occurred on Tuesday when 20 fifth grade students were selected to speak directly to the three astronauts currently on the Space Station. They were able to ask questions of Commander Kevin Ford (right) and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn (center) and Chris Hadfield. The trio had gathered in the International Space Station’s Kibo module and were put in direct contact with the students. Thousands of students from all five Monrovia Elementary Schools along with both middle schools, had gathered in the auditorium at Monrovia High School. Shelly Bonus, an astronomer, and the session director for one of the telescopes at Mt. Wilson, acted the emcee for the event and a sort of cheerleader for astronomy. She kept up the energy of kids while they waited for the uplink to space and then coordinated the question period. The students selected to
ask the questions had entered a contest to create bookmarks with the questions they wanted to ask. The questions included such things as “How do you digest your food without gravity?” and “What do you miss most about earth?” Perhaps two of the most interesting answers were to the questions regarding how they wash their clothes and what the most important job on the space station was. It turns out, according the Marshburn, whatever job they are doing at any given moment is the most important. As examples he pointed out that if one of them were to inadvertently scratch the window while taking a photo, every other photo from that window would show that scratch. He also pointed out that if the correct procedure were not followed in using the space toilet, it would impact everyone on the station. And as to washing their clothes: they don’t. They junk the dirty clothes and put on new clothes when they need to change. When the allotted time for questions was concluded, a few presentations were made. The first was to Pamela Thompson, the Astronomy
teacher at the high school who had written the majority of the grant that brought the uplink to Monrovia. The school was only one of six selected to communicate with this mission. The astronauts used part of their limited free time to talk to the students. The next presentation was a special award from the committee that coordinated the event. They had asked all the elementary schools to participate in the event by making posters and bookmarks and other special projects related to the space station and space exploration. According to one of the members of the that committee, Kristin Ford, one elementary school went beyond the basics in their efforts. For that, the committee presented Monroe Elementary School with what they called their “Shooting Star Award.” In answer to one question, Marshburn told the students, “You re all going to grow up to be something. It’s all up to you what you grow up to be.” Who knows but that some student might have been inspired by this experience to grow up to be something special.
Wells Fargo commits to lending $55 billion to women-owned businesses by the year 2020 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), America’s No. 1 small business lender1 and a leading lender to women- and diverseowned businesses, today announced a commitment to lend a cumulative total of $55 billion to women-owned businesses in the U.S. by the year 2020, updating its lending commitment first established in 1995. The announcement will be made by Pasadena resident, Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo lead executive for Small Business and West Coast Regional Banking president, at the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) 22nd Annual Latina History Day conference in Los Angeles. March is National Women’s History Month, and Wells Fargo has a rich history of working with women business owners and providing them access to capital and financial services. Since introducing the women’s lending commitment 18 years ago, Wells Fargo has provided more
than $38 billion in capital to women business owners, a group that grew in size by more than 20 percent from 2002 to 2007, according to the latest Census data. Today, approximately 30 percent of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women, according to the National Women’s Business Council. “Women-owned businesses are among America’s fastest growing segments, and we are honored to support their role in shaping the future of small business,” said Stevens. “As a leader in lending to women, Wells Fargo is dedicated to helping women succeed financially — in business and personally.” Wells Fargo’s first lending commitment in 1995 established a goal to lend $1 billion to women business owners over three years. Fueled by the continued growth of women business owners, the goal was increased, most recently in 2003. In addition to the cumulative lending goal, Wells
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Fargo supports numerous outreach efforts to build relationships with women business owners and help them to succeed financially. Wells Fargo is a proud supporter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Women Presidents’ Organization, as well as several other organizations focused on the education, growth and advancement of women business owners. Wells Fargo provides the full array of financial products and services to satisfy all of the financial needs of women-owned businesses, such as banking, business loans and lines of credit, credit cards, payroll, merchant services, insurance, retirement planning, and online resources. For an example of how Wells Fargo helped meet the financing needs of one woman-owned small business, see the story of GLAMGLOW, a Los Angeles-based consumer products company owned by Shannon Dellimore.
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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
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Brand New North Facing Luxurious Home in the “Baldwin Stocker” area of Arcadia. This 6009 sq ft home features 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, formal living room ,dining room, library, gourmet kitchen with Island and breakfast nook, large family room with wet bar, perfectly landscape backyard with built-in barbecue,3D home theater, solid walnut hardwood floor, Jacuzzi tub, security alarm system, walk-in closet, front court yard with motor gate and 3 car attach garage.(N24) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123
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
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This Charming 2 Bed/2 Ba has been updated with a freshly painted interior and exterior, new flooring and carpet. Spacious bright floor plan, living room, family room, galley style kitchen with built-in dinette. Separate laundry room is complete with utility closet & extra storage. Gorgeous Backyard w/Patio Area. Tree-lined Street, Close to Pasadena City College. (VIR) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888
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Single family home built in 1981 with fireplace looks out to great oak trees that canopies the wooden deck patio. Features 3 bedrooms, master suites, 2 baths, great floor plan, brand-new granite counters. Large enclosed backyard on 9746 sq. ft. lot. room for RV parking. Close to school and tree lined street in North Glendora.(F1316) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM
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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
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
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 EARLL, LTD.
DRE# : 01154618
DRE# : 01360317
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