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Rep. Schiff: Governor Brown meets with China’s Premier Universal background check must be universal, not subject to broad exclusions Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor and outspoken advocate for commonsense gun safety reform, released the following statement following news that Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) had reached a compromise on background checks: “While it appears that support for a filibuster against gun safety measures has diminished with today’s compromise – and that is a very positive step – I believe that if we are serious about keeping Please see page 2

State schools chief Tom Torlakson announces California distinguished schools for 2013 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson named 218 public middle and high schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement. Many area schools have been recognized including: Please see page 7

U.S. Ambassador to China. On Friday in Shanghai, Governor Brown opened the California-China Trade and Investment Office, the state’s first foreign trade office in a decade. In addition to stops in

MERCI construction is finished on John and Mary’s Place Residential Home at 523 North Chandler, Monterey Park. The public is invited to an Open House on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:008:00 P.M. Alyshia Del Valle, ABC Channel 7 Traffic Reporter, will be the emcee for the Open House program. There will be tours of the two story, sixbedroom home for the developmentally disabled. Desserts and beverages will be served. Federal HUD funds administered by the City of Monterey Park, loans, donations and grants have helped to construct the Craftsman-style residential home. MERCI Executive Director says that, “The home is a beautiful addition to Monterey Park, but funds are still needed for furnishings, bedding, towels, dishes and utensils.” Attendees at the Open House are asked to bring any unused gift cards

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Further strengthening the bond between California and China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with China’s Premier Li Keqiang before departing for Shanghai on Thursday. In the meeting, Governor Brown stressed the importance of collabora-

tion between California and China on renewable energy, climate change, research, higher education and technology. Thursday’s meeting followed remarks at Tsinghua University and a number of events throughout Beijing on Wednesday, including

Scott LaChasse named Burbank’s top cop Burbank Interim City Manager Ken Pulskamp has named Scott LaChasse to become the permanent Police Chief for the City of Burbank. Chief LaChasse (pronounced La Ch-ahh-s) was originally hired as the interim chief in January, 2010. Since that time, he has instituted several reforms that include, reorganizing the department, implementing a strategic plan, creating a professional oversight process, establishing a professional standards policy, strengthened internal affairs investigation procedures which included the adoption of an early warning system, improving officer training, emphasizing constitutional

meetings with China’s Minister of Commerce, Minister of Environmental Protection, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, a forum with the American Chamber of Commerce – Beijing and a reception at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing with the

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policing practices, implementing audit and control systems, initiating measures of inclusion and collaboration, created contemporary use of force policies and review pro-

The Pasadena Fire Department held a press conference Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fire Station 33, to discuss a dramatic incident in West Covina where an off-duty firefighter-paramedic was called into action to render aid to a severely injured man. Captain Art Hurtado and his wife Isabel were present along with Fire Chief Calvin Wells and discussed the Home Depot incident in

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CicLAvia making history - April 21 Legislation hopes to help An unprecedented 15 miles of car-free streets from increase efficiency of Downtown to Venice Beach - Free and open to all Los Angeles County’s Los Angeles will cel- ture, a sense of what Los Hall, MacArthur Park, San freeway system ebrate its 6th CicLAvia Angeles could be with Vicente Boulevard, Caon Sunday, April 21, the fewer cars – a city where dillac Avenue, and Vencity’s largest open-streets event to date. For the first time, CicLAvia’s route will connect the city’s historic center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in downtown and the bustling boardwalk of Venice Beach by way of Venice Boulevard, creating an unprecedented 15 miles of car-free space for strolling, biking, playing, and experiencing the city from a new perspective. The new route showcases Los Angeles’ diverse landscapes, taking participants through historic neighborhoods, culturally rich communities, and to the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean. “We’re excited to bring CicLAvia to new neighborhoods, because we want people to understand that CicLAvia is for all of Los Angeles, not just downtown,” says CicLAvia Executive Director Aaron Paley. “CicLAvia gives Angelenos a sense of possibility about the fu-

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to help increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway system, one of the nation’s most notoriously congested systems, passed its first legislative hurdle today, Assembly Transportation Committee by a vote of 15-1. The bill, AB 405, will create pilot project to help ease traffic congestion during non-traditional commutes, by permitting single-occupancy vehicles to access the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes (also known as carpool lanes), during non-peak hours. “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,” said Gatto. “AB 405 is a cost-effective way to expand capacity on the state’s highway system and ensure that non-peak hour travelers can travel to and from home and work and deliver goods and services efficiently.” Originally drafted to apply only to the 134 free-

way in Glendale and Burbank, AB 405 has been amended and expanded to include portions of the 210 freeway and other ones in the County deemed appropriate by the Department of Transportation. Unlike Northern California, where most HOV lane restrictions are in place only during peak commute hours, HOV lanes in Southern California are restricted on a 24-hour basis. “Congestion is almost always bad during rush hour; it need not be bad all night long,” said Gatto. “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. That just doesn’t make sense.” 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.

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guns out of the hands of felons and the mentally ill, we need to make sure that a universal background check is just that – universal – and not subject to broad exclusions. Beyond universal background checks, any legislation passed by the Congress should also address the availability of military style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and the lack of access to mental health treatment. “I’m also troubled the compromise would seemingly extend the unique and undeserved exemption from civil liability that licensed gun dealers and gun manufacturers enjoy to cover private sellers as well. If we want to encourage sellers to act responsibly and take meaningful steps to stop guns from being used in crimes, extending an unwarranted immunity is counter-pro-

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Cal Phil is on track with a spectacular 17th summer season beginning June 29 Arcadia – Summertime is Cal Phil time—and if it’s Cal Phil, it is guaranteed to be more than a concert, it’s an unforgettable experience! Cal Phil's revered Maestro Victor Vener and his world class orchestra are tuning up for another highly-anticipated season of top tier live music and original programs, every other Saturday evening, beginning June 29, 2013, at Santa Anita Race Track. The acclaimed mustgo-to Cal Phil Festival on the Green outdoor concert series, presented by Westfield Santa Anita, is an even greater experience this summer with fun-filled family friendly evenings of activities, gourmet food and the best live entertainment in the San Gabriel Valley. The fabulous 2013 summer season kicks off with Beatles, Beethoven & Beach Boys. Always a fan favorite, The Fab Four— The Ultimate Tribute, join the party as the evening’s special guest, performing an array of Beatles hits. With uncanny, note-

for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, The Fab Four make you think you are watching the real thing, complete with multiple costume changes that represent various eras of the Beatles ever-changing career. Cal Phil keeps the music and memories soaring on opening night with powerful performances of Beach Boys classics including Good Vibrations, I Get Around and California Girls, as well as an unforgettable interpretation of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini for the season's second concert, Saturday July 13, 2013. Singers Lori Stinson, Christopher Campbell and Cedric Berry, along with the Cal Phil Chorale, who are prepared by Chorus Maestra Marya Basarba, lend their impeccable voices to such acclaimed musical masterpieces as Phantom of the Opera, La Boheme, Evita, Sunset Blvd. and Tosca. as well as Nessun Dorma from Turandot. On Saturday July 27,

2013, Cal Phil concertgoers will want to break out their best dancing shoes for Dance Fever. Cal Phil steps it up with a fun-fueled line-up of songs including tributes to Elvis, Abba and Michael Jackson, alongside pieces that highlight members of the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Dance of the Seven Veils, Romeo andJuliet, Hava Nagila and Ritual Fire Dance. Rodgers, Hammerstein and Gershwin are on the bill for Saturday August 10, 2013. The acclaimed orchestra is joined by in-demand special guests, sensational Broadway stars Kim Huber and James Barbour and mesmerizing pianist Bryan Pezzone. The spectacular San Gabriel Mountains will come alive with the sound of sensational music including highlights from such classics as Oklahoma!, Sound Of Music, South Pacific and Carousel, as well as performances of Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue and An American in Paris. Cal Phil delivers an in-

comparable season finale with Les Miz and Bernstein on Saturday August 24, 2013. Singers Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons, stars of Les Misérables on Broadway and the National Tour, join Cal Phil and the Cal Phil Chorale in an enthralling season finale that features powerful performances from selections of Les Miz and Candide as well as On The Town and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. “We are excited about our 17th season of Cal Phil’s Festival on the Green,” said Vener. “What a fantastic partnership we have—and a summer of original programming with phenomenal special guests to match! Santa Anita Race Track is Southern California’s premiere outdoor concert venue and we look forward to sharing the unique experience that our partnership affords with old and new fans for many many years to come.” Gates open at 5:30pm for pre-concert dining, plus live jazz, a host of pre-concert family friend-

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at 2:00pm, with the standing room only pre-concert Talks with the Maestro beginning at 1:00pm. To purchase tickets for Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track, call 626.300.8200 or visit www.calphil.org. Tickets for Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For further information or to schedule a time to speak with Maestro Victor Vener, please contact Lauren Lewis at 818.970.0052 or lauren@ pasadena-entertainment. com.

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cedures, and commissioned the completion of a comprehensive organizational culture study. “Chief LaChasse came to Burbank to offer stability to the City’s police department,” says Pulskamp. “He has done that and more, proving to me that he’s the individual most qualified to raise our police standards to the highest level and ensure they remain there.” Prior to coming to Burbank, Chief LaChasse worked for more than thirty years for the Los Angeles Police Department, where he last served as Deputy Chief, managing almost 1,600 personnel in South Los Angeles. He also served as Vice President of Security and Emergency Services at Paramount Pictures Corporation. “I am deeply honored by this appointment as Burbank’s Chief of Police and the confidence that has been placed in me,” says Chief LaChasse. “I am committed to maintaining and strengthening strong internal and external partnerships. Continuous improvement is part of our Core Values, and I plan to build on the solid progress of the past three years to move

the Burbank Police Department into a permanent place of preeminence within the local law enforcement community. Also, I am grateful to work with such a talented personnel contingent and the City’s exemplary executive team.” Chief LaChasse is a member of several organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, California Peace Officers Association, William H. Parker Los Angeles Police Foundation, Chief Special Agents Association, California Police Chiefs Association, Challengers Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County Executive Board, and Los Angeles Police Museum Board of Directors. He also provides instruction nationally and internationally to public officials and law enforcement officers on the command of critical incidents. “Scott has provided tremendous leadership for the Burbank Police Department during some challenging times,” says Covina Police Chief Kim Raney, President of the California Police Chiefs

Association (CPCA). “He is well respected and well recognized both in Los Angeles and the state of California as a tremendous leader in public safety.” “We are absolutely thrilled to hear the news. Scott and his command staff have been wonderful, in terms of being a neighboring partner and finding ways to collaborate on issues of public safety concerns” says Chief Ron De Pompa of the Glendale Police Department. “Additionally, we have seen a tremendous transformation internally for the police department. Their solid leadership has improved the overall effectiveness of their police department and has advanced them in a wide variety of different law enforcement areas. With that positive direction, we are really excited to see that continue.” “I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Scott for nearly thirty years at LAPD where his leadership abilities were on display throughout that period,” says Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, President us at: of the Los Visit Angeles County ChickensWelcome.com Police Chiefs Association. “I ALHAMBRA DENTAL 100 South First Street was impressed watching him Alhambra, CA 91801

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California assembly adjourns in memory of Glendale leader John Krikorian Assemblyman Mike Gatto honored the life and legacy of Glendale resident John Krikorian Thursday by moving to adjourn the Assembly Floor Session in his memory. A Veteran of the Korean War and publisher of Business Life magazine and Senior Living magazine, Krikorian was also a community leader. He died of heart failure on the morning of Saturday April 6, 2013 at the age of 80. “One of the nice things we legislators can do is pause to have the state of California recognize beloved members

of local communities who have departed this world for the next,” said Gatto. “John Krikorian was a pillar of our local community.” John Krikorian moved to Glendale with his wife Elsie in 1989 and quickly established himself as an advocate for his community and for people in need. During his nearly twenty-five years as a Los Angeles County resident, he was dedicated public servant, holding positions on the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission and the Glendale Adventist Medical Center Advisory Council. He also devoted time to the

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Pasadena Special Olympics, among many other organizations. He leaves behind his wife, their six sons (including Glendale School Board Member Greg Krikorian), two daughters, and twentythree grandchildren.

An afternoon of horror at Pasadena Central Library Pasadena Public Library presents Horror from A to Z featuring author/screenwriter/editor panelists versed in horror genre on Saturday, April 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. in Central Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Moderator and panel experts will cover “Introduction to Horror Books,

Including Recommended Reading” featuring moderator Brad C. Hodson and panelists; Hal Bodner, Benjamin Ethridge and Ted Grau. In addition to the panel presentations horror genre authors; Steven W. Booth, Eric J. Guignard, Del Howison, Kate Jonez, Eric Miller, S.P. Miskowski, Joanna Pa-

rypinski, Mike Robinson, Anthony Servante, and Stephen Woodworth will be on-site to sign their books. Many of the authors, moderators, and panelists’ books will also be available for sale and signing. For more information, contact Nick Smith at (626) 744-7119 or nsmith@cityofpasadena.net.

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Beijing and Shanghai, the trade and investment mission included events in Nanjing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen through Tuesday, April 16th. Joining the Governor on the trade and investment mission is a delegation organized by the Bay Area Council that includes approximately 90 business, economic development, investment and policy leaders from throughout California. Senior administration officials are also accompanying

the delegation. The Governor’s trade and investment mission follows more than a year of significant diplomatic and business exchanges between the State of California and China. In February 2012, Governor Brown welcomed His Excellency Xi Jinping, then-Vice President, and now President of China, to California. During the visit, Governor Brown announced his intention to visit China, open a trade and investment office and form a

China-California Joint Task Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China. Later in 2012, the Brown administration convened the inaugural Joint Economic Committee between California and China’s Jiangsu Province, hosted a Chinese delegation led by the Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Commerce and met with a Chinese delegation led by Deputy Governor Xia Geng of China’s Shandong Province.

Brown joins Ambassador Locke, announces $1.5 Billion ChinaCalifornia investment deal Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Chao and hundreds of American and Chinese business leaders at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday night, where he announced a $1.5 billion investment partnership between a California-based developer and a China-based investor and developer that will create thousands of California jobs. The $1.5 billion Brooklyn Basin investment deal between China-based Zarsion Holdings Group Co. Ltd. and California-based Signature Development Group will create 10,000 jobs and provide for the construction of 3,100 units, 200,000 square feet of retail and commercial space and 30 acres of parks and open space in Oakland. The project will break ground in 2014. “This massive influx of Chinese investment will put thousands of Californians to work and dramatically improve Oakland’s waterfront,” said Governor Brown. “This project is just one example of what’s possible when business leaders in two of the world’s most dynamic regions connect.” According to research company Rhodium Group, from 2000 to 2011, Chinese investors funded 165 deals in California worth $1.3 billion – which represents more than one quarter of all Chinese investments in the U.S. during this period. The report also found that California has the potential to attract up to $60 billion in Chinese foreign direct investment by 2020. This is the first ma-

jor investment by Zarsion Holdings Group in the U.S.. Governor Brown supported the project when he served as Oakland’s Mayor. Oakland’s current Mayor, Jean Quan, a Chinese American, was instrumental in connecting Beijing Zarsion Holdings Group with Signature Development Group. At the reception, the Governor also announced the creation of a new program funded by a $250,000 grant from the Florence Fang Family Foundation, in support of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, which was launched by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to expand and diversify the number of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China. The program will send California community college students to study in China, starting with students in the San Mateo Community College District in 2014. “The best way for students to learn about China is to go to China,” said Governor Brown. “Through this program, students will forge great friendships in one of the world’s most creative and dynamic countries.” The Governor’s trade and investment mission follows more than a year of significant diplomatic and business exchanges between the State of California and China. In February 2012, Governor Brown welcomed His Excellency Xi Jinping, then-Vice President, and now President of China, to California. During the visit, Governor Brown announced his intention to visit China, open a trade and investment office and form a China-California Joint Task

Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China. Later in 2012, the Brown administration convened the inaugural Joint Economic Committee between California and China’s Jiangsu Province, hosted a Chinese delegation led by the Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Commerce and met with a Chinese delegation led by Deputy Governor Xia Geng of China’s Shandong Province. This week and next, the Governor will meet with Chinese government and business leaders, highlight bilateral trade and investment opportunities between the two regions and open a new trade and investment office. In addition to Beijing, the trade and investment mission will include events in Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen through Tuesday, April 16th. Joining the Governor on the trade and investment mission is a delegation organized by the Bay Area Council that includes approximately 90 business, economic development, investment and policy leaders from throughout California. Senior administration officials are also accompanying the delegation. The reception at the U.S. Embassy capped the first full day of the Governor’s trade and investment mission to China, which included meetings with China’s Minister of Commerce, Minister of Environmental Protection, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission and a forum with the American Chamber of Commerce – Beijing.

Paid summer arts internships available for college students Summer job opportunities for 74 college students are now available through the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. Detailed descriptions, including contacts, for the internship positions are available at www. lacountyarts.org. Interested students are encouraged to apply immediately for these highly competitive, limited number of internships at arts organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Students apply directly to the organi-

zation offering the internship not the Arts Commission. Internships begin June 3, 2013. The positions are for 10 weeks and pay $350 per week. Interns also take part in educational and arts networking activities generously funded by The Getty Foundation. Through the program, interns gain a deeper understanding of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration and the role of the arts in a community and develop business skills that

can be put to use in their future careers. Internship host organizations help mold and shape potential new arts leaders who may go on to hold positions on staffs, boards or as volunteers. To support the internships, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, on behalf of the County, has given grants totaling $250,000 to 74 arts organizations throughout the region. For more information, visit lacountyarts.org.


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Lounging in luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar in Spring By Greg Aragon First impressions mean a lot. So when I pulled into L’Auberge Del Mar and saw the sun reflecting on the ocean, as it loomed slightly above the peaked roofs of the hotel, I knew I was in for something special. My getaway to the seaside retreat began recently when a friend and I drove south to the beautiful town of Del Mar, where we checked into L’Auberge and a charming suite overlooking the hotel pool and the Pacific Ocean. To get to our room, we walked through a spacious lobby with sweeping ocean views, and rode the elevator to the third floor. In the room, we found a comfortable coastal space, with a 42-inch flat screen TV, work station with wireless internet, classy marble bathroom, refrigerator, and a private balcony with chairs and more awesome ocean views. After unpacking we explored the 120-room boutique hotel and surrounding area. Located in Del Mar,

about a mile from the famed race track, the mansion-like hotel rests on 5.2 gracefully landscaped acres, with a private pathway to a secluded beach. The hotel features a 5,000-sq-ft, full-service spa with 10 treatment rooms, a couple’s suite and outdoor relaxation areas; a pool and Jacuzzi, two championship tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and 12,000-sqft of meeting space. The hotel also boasts a signature restaurant, outdoor bar and a fun indoor Lobby Bar, where we sipped vodka martinis and relaxed on the patio, watching the sun begin its descent. But before the giant yellow orb could disappear into the ocean, we walked a few hundred yards to Seagrove Park, which sits on right on the beach. Here we watched silver Amtrak trains zip past sand and water, with the sun’s golden hue creating a beautiful backdrop. Back at L’Auberge we discovered Kitchen1540, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Modern and spacious, the place boasts white vaulted ceilings, an elegant fireplace, contemporary-chic furniture, an inviting wine

bar, and an open kitchen. The menu was created by Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee, who brings 26 years of experience to the table. Dolbee’s cooking style centers on taste and a whimsical cutting edge cuisine. “[Food] is about bringing people together and creating a memorable experience they will want to come back for,” says Dolbee. “Food should be very well

thought out, with a reason for being put together.” Our meal began with charred rare Ahi tuna with eggplant, onion, coriander house tomato burrata and truffle; and a roasted beet salad with fromage blanc, sausalito watercress and yuzu. We washed these appetizers down with Bloody Marys. For the main course I experienced succulent wild boar, surrounded by an

amazing array of flavors. This exciting dish featured juicy wild boar meat, with black kale, black mole, apple parsley root, charcoal, white chocolate and chili nut granola. My friend went with a the super tender California lamb, with braised shoulder agnolotti, tomato jam toasted goat cheese and young chard. After dinner we walked across the street to Jimmy

O’ sports bar for a drink and to watch a basketball game. We concluded the night with a walk along the beach. L’Auberge Del Mar is located at 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014. The hotel is dog-friendly. For more information, current specials and reservations, call (866) 837-8145 or visit www.laubergedelmar. com.

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West Covina Wednesday in which off-duty Capt. Hurtado found the victim in a pool of his own blood at a Home Depot store in West Covina after he allegedly attempted to cut his arms with handsaws. Pasadena Fire Captain Art Hurtado was among the alarmed shoppers Wednesday when he noticed a flurry of activity to aid the man. He immediately told officers on the scene that he was a paramedic and asked if he could help. Officers replied in the affirmative and Hurtado hurled into action – albeit without his usual gloves and medical equipment. “We are always in work mode,” Hurtado said. “As soon as I threw my keys to my wife, she knew saw the work and the stride that I had. And she knew, I’m working.” “The officers had already found a man face down, multiple aisles, and the whole store is in chaos,” Hurtado said. Hurtado said that as soon as he noticed the first saw with which the man cut his arms, he “thought it was just going to be a crime scene and a fatality.” “I can save this guy,

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that’s what we do,” he said during the press conference. Hurtado asked police officers for rope and towels in attempt to stop the bleeding. According to West Covina police, the victim used several handsaws in the possible suicide attempt. There was so much blood on the ground first responders were surprised he was still alive according to statements from West Covina PD. The incident occurred at 12:20 pm after a 9-1-1 call saying that a man was cutting himself with a saw inside the

home improvement center. He had apparently “cut all the way down to the bone,” according to witnesses. He was taken to Citrus Valley Medical Center in West Covina where he underwent surgery. His current medical condition is unknown. It was all in a day’s work, according to a very humble Hurtado Thursday morning. “ I’m always on duty,” said Hurtado. The victim’s identity has no yet been released but he is believed to be an Azusa resident.

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Estate Catering at the Huntington to cater this year’s restaurant at showcase Visitors are in for a real treat at the 2013 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has selected Estate Catering at the Huntington to cater this year’s Restaurant at Showcase, Sixty Six West. Conveniently located, the eatery provides a lovely spot to relax and enjoy a gourmet meal, a scrumptious dessert or a refreshing beverage. Guests can revisit The Restaurant at Showcase without a ticket any time that Showcase is open to

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the public. The 2013 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be held April 21 through May 19, 2013.

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Plant based cooking school open til May 5 A Plant Based Cooking School will be conducted on Sunday afternoons April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1948 Peck Rd., Monrovia . It will be presented by Susan Jenson, a certified plantbased registered dietitian. Come learn about the benefits of a plant based diet that will add longevity, vitality and health to your life. This

cooking school will focus on: The role food plays in stopping, reversing and curing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and many other diseases. Preparing nutritious, delicious cuisine with whole foods and no animal products. Guest presenters including: Chef AJ, vegan chef and culinary instructor, John Tanner, heart attack survivor and vegan advocate, John Pierre,

celebrity fitness trainer to Ellen Degeneres and others There will be lectures, cooking demonstrations, food tasting, door prizes and recipes each afternoon. The cost: free, no charge (donations will be accepted). Free child-care will be provided. To register or for more information, please visit www.AllNations.AdventistFaith.org or call the Church at (626) 357-7514.

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Brown signs first-of-its-kind agreement with China’s minister of environmental protection to help improve air quality Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the first agreement of its kind between a subnational entity and China’s Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian to strengthen and coordinate efforts to improve air quality. “Reducing pollution takes great political struggle,” said Governor Brown in a meeting with China’s Minister of Environmental Protection. “We know in America it’s not easy, so it won’t be easy in Beijing. But to the extent that we can help, we would like to help.” In addition to collaboration on air quality measures, the agreement encourages joint efforts to protect public health, promote clean and efficient energy, protect the environment and natural resources and support sustained economic growth. In the agreement, California and the Ministry commit to activities that will reduce air pollution while enabling sustained economic growth and increase cooperation to enhance pollution control strategies for industrial sectors and the transportation sector. California and the Ministry also pledge to work together to strengthen institutions and governance structures that oversee implementation and enforcement of air pollution reduction programs and to support joint-ventures, partner-agreements and capital investments in the design, construction and

operation of projects that reduce air pollution. The agreement calls for cooperative measures including the exchange of strategies and information on pollution control systems, collaboration on research and joint workshops and trainings. “We still have a long way to go, but we have made progress and we would like to work with China to help you realize your dream of a more efficient, cleaner environment,” said Governor Brown. The Ministry of Environmental Protection was created in 2008 when China’s environmental protection function was elevated to its own Ministry. The Governor also met with China’s Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Xu Shaoshi today. The NDRC oversees efforts to address climate change and much of the government’s economic strategy. The Governor’s trade and investment mission follows more than a year of significant diplomatic and business exchanges between the State of California and China. In February 2012, Governor Brown welcomed His Excellency Xi Jinping, then-Vice President, and now President of China, to California. During the visit, Governor Brown announced his intention to visit China, open a trade and investment office and form a China-California

Joint Task Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China. Later in 2012, the Brown administration convened the inaugural Joint Economic Committee between California and China’s Jiangsu Province, hosted a Chinese delegation led by the Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Commerce and met with a Chinese delegation led by Deputy Governor Xia Geng of China’s Shandong Province. This week and next, the Governor will meet with Chinese government and business leaders, highlight bilateral trade and investment opportunities between the two regions and open a new trade and investment office. In addition to Beijing, the trade and investment mission will include events in Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen through Tuesday, April 16th. Joining the Governor on the trade and investment mission is a delegation organized by the Bay Area Council that includes approximately 90 business, economic development, investment and policy leaders from throughout California. Senior administration officials are also accompanying the delegation. Last week, Governor Brown signed an agreement with China’s Ministry of Commerce and met with the American Chamber of Commerce-Beijing.

Pasadena area gun buyback slated May 11 In response to recent national and local gun violence, Pasadena-area faith communities have come together, in partnership with the city of Pasadena, the Pasadena Police Department, and Flintridge Center, to organize a local gun buyback and “peace-source” fair. The gun buyback will take place on May 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pasadena City Hall. The Peace-Source fair will take place on the same day on Thurgood Marshall Street, just north of City Hall, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Four gun homicides

By Bert Newton have occurred in Pasadena since Christmas. Nationally more than 3,000 children and teens die each year as a result of guns, either by murder, suicide or accidents. At the Pasadena Area Gun Buyback, gift certificates will be exchanged for guns: $50 for non-working firearms, $100 for handguns, rifles or shotguns, and $200 for assault (military style) weapons. The money to buy the gift certificates is being raised through area faith congregations and the general public. (Guns must be returned unloaded and stored in the truck of a car. Officers re-

move the guns from the trunk and dispose of them properly.) Organizers hope to raise enough money to buy back 250 guns. They have raised almost $9,000 as of April 8 and need to raise a total of $20,000. Donations to help buy the guns can be made at http://www.Flintridge.org. Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ will donte 25% of all sales from Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14. The restaurant will then have a culmination dinner for the gun buyback on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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Smart Women Smart Money By Emmy Hernandez Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner Attorney at Law

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Hi Emmy. I really enjoy reading your new column. Now that the stock market seems to be booming again, is there any particular bandwagon you can advise me to jump on? Well, that all depends on how bumpy of a ride you can handle. Does your rumble seat have a lot of cushion left? All kidding aside, I do believe there may be a need to shift gears when experiencing a bullish or bear market, but I rarely advise my clients to hitch a ride on the next new vehicle. I’m sorry to confirm that there is no such thing as a free ride. Stability almost always trumps unpredictability, especially when you’re saving for retirement. A well-structured investing plan is specifically designed to absorb the shocks from the ups and downs of the road ahead. Professional financial planners like myself spend a lot of time designing a rational investment strategy to increase your wealth. The excitement of potentially

capitalizing on a heady market can often lead to ill-fated decision making. The same is true during significant downturns. Ditching a well thought out, long-term investment plan because of an economic freefall can be just as foolhardy. The rule of thumb remains the same: Buy low and sell high. Many who bailed out during the recent market slump may have made a significant mistake. As a whole, the stock market as recouped its losses from the past few years and has even made some gains. Unless you’re prepared to take a significant gamble, which I’m not necessarily against, plot your course with your mind not your gut. Exciting markets cause us to do foolish things. Avoiding emotional decision making is the cornerstone of fruitful investing. In my opinion, the most significant risk investors face is getting scared out of following their predetermined roadmap. Divesting out of fear at the wrong time can cause you to miss out on future gains. The second biggest mistake is succumbing to the temptation of an apparently easy buck. If this is what you’re hoping to find, it’s most likely illusory. Please don’t take risks that you do not understand in pursuit of potential higher yields. My advice may be a bit boring, but there’s nothing sexy about regretting a sudden urge (unless it involves

chocolate). My business focuses on my client’s retirement needs. Confidence is key. Unless you’re a younger investor, who won’t require the income for a decade or more, or someone who has enough financial padding to bounce off other bumper cars, we must all strike a balance between the slow and the fast lanes. If your heart is saying “I need to get in on this,” hit the brakes for a second. Remind yourself if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Unfortunately, my conclusion may not be the one you were hoping for: the key to successful investing is having a diversified, well-designed plan and sticking to it over the long haul. The opinions voiced in this article are for general information only. They are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual & do not constitute and endorsement by NPC. Securities and Advisory Services Offered Through National Planning Corp. (NPC) member FINRA, SPIC, a Registered Investment Adviser. EH Financial Group, Inc. and NPC are separate entities and unrelated companies. Emmy Hernandez Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner Attorney at Law Please submit questions to emmy.hernandez@ natplan.com or call 626-9438833.

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which MERCI can use to purchase needed items for the residential home. Construction continues on the classroom and administration buildings next to the residential home. There are still opportunities for people to donate to the construction of these two buildings. MERCI will recognize all donations, but donations of $10,000 or more will have rooms named in honor of the individual, organization or business. With donations of $100,000 or more, an individual, business or organization will have building naming rights for one of the two buildings being constructed. A group of parents of children with develop-

mental disabilities from the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles formed MERCI in 1955 as a school because at that time there were no educational options for their children. In 1962 MERCI moved into the 525 North Chandler Avenue site which had been built in 1919. Over the years MERCI has moved into supporting adults with day programs and adults in group homes. MERCI presently serves 111 adults with developmental disabilities from all over the San Gabriel Valley in five programs. It is estimated that there are 8,000 children and adults in this area alone who could benefit from the programs if there were more space.

Planning for the construction of the new buildings started in 2006 with the award of $814,000 of federal HUD funds administered by the City of Monterey Park. MERCI needs the support of the community to complete the project. Donations can be mailed to MERCI, P.O. Box 676, Monterey Park, CA 91754 or potential donors can visit MERCI’s website at http://www.merci.org and make a donation online. Donations to MERCI are tax deductible, as MERCI is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information contact Executive Director Marta Escañuelas at (626) 289-8817 or E-mail her at martaesc1@ verizon.net.

Pasadena public health dental clinic opens The Pasadena Public Health Department has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art dental clinic serving the oral health needs of HIV-positive individuals, with future services to include the homeless, seniors and young children. The City of Pasadena Mi-

chael D. Antonovich Dental Clinic is the first city-based public health dental clinic of its kind in California. The city also worked with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Division of HIV/STD Programs, the Patron Saints Foundation, the Pasadena Community Foun-

dation, Pastor Eisenlord with Good Shepherd Church in Pasadena, and other local community organizations to fund this clinic. This clinic will provide services to underserved populations. Grand Opening Celebrations will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 24.

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Arcadia Foothills and Dana, Monrovia’s Clifton school as well as West Covina’s Edgewood and West Covina High. “These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college,” Torlakson said. “Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools. Our future depends on meeting the needs of every student no matter where they come from or where they live.” The 2013 California Distinguished Schools Program directly focuses on the right of California’s students to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap. To apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria, including accountability measures. Once schools are deemed eligible, the California Department of Education (CDE) invites them to apply to be recognized as a California Distinguished School. The application process consists of a written application, which includes a

comprehensive description of two of the school’s signature practices, and a countyled site validation review process, which validates the implementation of those signature practices. Elementary and secondary schools are recognized in alternate years. For more information please go to the California Distinguished Schools Program Web site. Schools earning the Distinguished School title agree to share their signature practices with other schools and become a mentor to those seeking to replicate their work. An updated searchable database of these Signature Practices will be available later this spring from the CDE. To view the current Signature Practices Web site, please visit the Distinguished Schools Signature Practices page. The Career Technical Education (CTE) Exemplary Program occurs every other year in conjunction with the Distinguished Schools Program’s recognition of secondary schools. The award honors schools with CTE programs that provide high-quality career technical education experiences for all students. The Distinguished Schools that are also being recognized for their CTE programs this year are Warren High School in the Downey Uni-

fied School District, Los Angeles County; and Vail Ranch Middle School in the Temecula Valley Unified School District, Riverside County. [http://www. closingtheachievementgap. org/cs/ctag/print/htdocs/success_sig_search.htm] This year Torlakson is piloting two new exemplary programs that replicate the ideals of his A Blueprint for Great Schools in the areas of Arts Education and Physical Activity and Nutrition Education. Schools that chose to receive additional recognition for such exemplary programs were required to submit a separate application and received an additional site validation. Announcement of the awardees of these new exemplary programs will be released later this month. Schools selected as California Distinguished Schools will be honored in May during regional award ceremonies where Torlakson will present each school with a 2013 Distinguished School plaque and flag. Also being honored during the ceremonies are the Title I Academic Achievement Awardees that will be identified later this month and also those schools nominated in December 2012 for the federal National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.

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SIERRA MADRE

$3,880,000

Situated at the base of the foothills of Sierra Madre on 1/3 acre is Italia Mia. The main house has 3 ensuite bedrms plus 3 half baths, fam rm, library, frml dining, wine cellar, tasting room, media room, 4 fireplaces, remodeled kitchen. Also 2 guest quarters with 1 bed, 1 bath each, exercise room w/bath. 3 car garage, wall and individual fountains, pool, spa and much more! (L457) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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$3,390,000

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

EL MONTE

$1,798,000

Mobile Home Park 20 Spaces, Lot Size 38,399. North El Monte, Excellent investment property, low operating expenses, park is fully occupied, utility room and 4 units owned by the Park and rented. (R11620-11636) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM

SAN GABRIEL

$1,560,000

Highly Demand rental area located in Northern San Gabriel with Award Winning Temple City Schools. Built in 1986 with low maintenance required. Front unit has one 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Back unit has four 2 bedroom 1.25 bathroom. Laundry Room on site. Each unit has 2 car parking. Stable Income with long term tenant.(A9024) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123 via SE M nro OU -4P . Mo N H N. 2 Blvd E OP T-SU rest SA . Hillc 2W 0 10

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$1,800,000

Restaurant, large dining room separate entry, 2 full bars with lounge areas 1 up 1 down stairs-both of which have private entry cabin rental 16 units 1 & 2 bedroom rentals- single & family units potential retail space i.E snowboard shop, gift shop, the premier entertainment spot in mt. Baldy - at the base of the slopes 2 stages one indoors, 1 by pool, perfect for wedding venues, private parties etc. Incredibly scenic landscapes: olympic size swimming pool, out door bbq’s, near ski slopes and camp grounds. CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

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$1,488,000

This gorgeous Mid-Century Modern with Panoramic Views and totally remodeled, features 4 bedrooms (Master with deck and magnificent views), kitchen offers a Viking stove and Bosch dishwasher, new plumbing, new electrical, newer roof, Backyard has a Pool/spa with glass railings for unobstructed views. Other features include a large finished basement, high beamed ceilings and walls of glass. This is a must see! South Pasadena schools. (SAI) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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This wonderful single level home features 5 bed/3 ba, open living area, remodeled kitchen w/top of the line appliances, renovated bathrooms, crown molding, French doors, upgraded flooring and updated copper plumbing. Other features include an over-sized 2 car garage, manicured lawns, delightful patio area and rear yard with oak and fruit trees. Located in North Glendora next to Morgan Ranch and in the award winning Glendora School district! This is a Must See. (GRE) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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ARCADIA

$825,000

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$595,000

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MONROVIA

$419,900

Great home with lots of potential. Fantastic location. 1st time on the market in 75 years. Very spacious home with 4 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Living room with Fireplace. Dining room with built-ins. Kitchen with eating area. Laundry room. Hardwood flooring. Detached garage. RV parking. Wonderful neighborhood. (L2870) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

NEAT Secluded and updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a short easement road with only six homes off Peck Road in Monrovia. Home faces North with Mountain view. Hardwood flooring in separate dining room, kitchen with storage Island. Living room with cozy fireplace. Master bedroom with a walk-in closet. Home recently rewired and double pane windows. Recessed lighting. Rear patio, hot tub and Sauna/Steam Room.(P2114) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

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$298,000

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home available in comfortable neighborhood. Features kitchen with plenty of storage, formal dining area, French doors, master bedroom, beautiful pool, spacious yard. Solar panels will save you on your electric bill. Garage. Walk to Marrakesh Country Club & Show Mountain Golf Club. (T73354) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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Fabulous neighborhood and community. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, walk-in closets, high ceilings, fireplace in the living room, dining area, den. Large kitchen with eating area and breakfast bar. Walking distance to schools and parks. Attached two car garage. (I10215) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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The property has 5 units on the lot. Lot is rm32 can build 7 units condominium (check with city). Also 70 & 80 s. Vinedo ave pasadena ca 91107 for sale $2,600,000.00. The property has 10 units, lot is rm32- 20,000 sqft can build 14 units condominium (check with city). Total 3 parcels (5748-012-004,005,006) lot size: 150 x 200 sqft have new project for 22 units condominium in plan check review process. You can buy all 3 parcels for $3,888.000.(V60) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

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3 bedrooms + den (or 4 bedrooms), 2 baths, living room w/fireplace and kitchen w/breakfast counter. Blonde hardwood floors, tile floors, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, decorator interior paint, large mirrored closets, stainless steel appliances, custom draperies over plantation shutters, newer exterior paint, newer water heater, landscaped backyard, and much more! Attached 2-car garage. Located on border of Arcadia. MOVE-IN CONDITION!!! (ELN) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

$390,000

Two Properties Sold together. Two story 3 bedroom, 2 bath house and 4 units with front unit 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Plus 3 back units are 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom each. Units are all in good condition. (A856) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

DUARTE LEASE

$2,200/MONTH

Lovely, remodeled and upgraded single family home on quite cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, nice kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, central air and heat, nice and cozy fire place in living room. This home has a 2 car attached garage that was converted into a bonus/play room. Beautiful nice size grassy backyard, dog run and plenty of parking. This is a must see!!! (BAS) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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LOS ANGELES

$799,000

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

TEMPLE CITY SCHOOLS!

$559,000

This nice home features 3 bedrooms/1 ¾ ba, family room w/fireplace, remodeled kitchen with new cabinets, tile floor & granite countertops, remodeled bathrooms, Copper plumbing and an enclosed patio. Long driveway great for boats and Rv’s. (AGN) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

DUARTE

$378,000

North Duarte 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, small office/playroom. Gorgeous hardwood flooring. Master bedroom with updated bath. Newer roof, central air and heating system, double pane windows. Private backyard with dog run. Close to jogging & bike trails. (B1918) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

ARCADIA LEASE

$1,900/MONTH

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

(626) 445-0123

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

DRE# : 01360316

MONROVIA

$859,000

ARCADIA SCHOOLS!

$685,000

PASADENA

$518,000

Beautiful Home with Guest Studio. Surround by Mature trees and beautiful flowers. Well maintained by current owner. Has old world charm with updated, remodeled kitchen and baths, hardwood flooring throughout, crown molding. Spacious private master suite offers w/walk-in closet, large bay windows with sitting area. Brick fire place, high ceilings. Downstairs has 2 bedrooms and den. Guest Studio with its own entrance. CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

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

SAN BERNARDINO

$1,188,000

Morgan Ranch beauty, 4 bed/3ba, kitche,, granite counters, double ovens. Hardwood floors with fireplace, dining room, family room w/ frpl, pool & spa. Wet bar, pantry, and one bedroom and ¾ ba. Second level offers 2 spacious bedrooms/1 full ba and a great master suite w/frpl, a lg bath with spa tub, and shower . 3 car spaces plus room for storage and a work shop. A key feature is the ELEVATOR from the garage to levels 1 and 2 for easy access. (CUM) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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Industrial Space. Move into one, enjoy the income from the other. Two 3000+ sq. ft. buildings on a 22000 sq. ft. lot. Ideal for vehicle storage to the rear of the buildings. Large loading doors front and rear easy access. Close to 60 Freeway.(C2416)

MONROVIA

GLENDORA SCHOOLS!

DRE# : 01360317

This South facing home features 3 bed/1 ¾ ba., living Room w/ frpl, lg kitchen and laundry room. There is a covered breeze way between the home and the garage. This home is also located on a beautiful cul-de-sac and in the Arcadia School district. Walking distance to Camino Grove Elementary School, Markets and transportation. (ROB) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)

Single level Tudor style 1,781 sq.ft. home with 3 bedrooms, office area, 2 baths, light and bright rooms, hardwood flooring, dining room, kitchen with eating area, living room, fireplace, patio, basement, 2 car detached garage. 5,902 sq.ft. lot. (B242) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

HIGHLAND

$329,000

Stunning single level Ranch style home. Peaceful mountain views. Immaculate 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Private den/office off the formal living room. Open kitchen, granite counters, chef’s island. Master bedroom with private bath. Family room with fireplace and view of the pool. HOA includes swim center, tennis courts, club house. (B6881) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

ARCADIA

$1,800/PER MONTH

Security gated, quiet unit off the street with wonderful amenities. The spacious living room, plus a bedroom have direct access to the patio. The home is one level and is close to everything. There is a lovely pool, club house and tow covered parking spaces. (D535) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY

(626) 355-1451

38 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM

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