Assembly member Roger Hernández to host community coffee in Azusa Assemblymember Roger Hernández invites residents of the 48th Assembly District to join him at a community coffee to discuss the latest from Sacramento. Staff will also be available to assist constituents with state issues. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. Azusa City Library – Wheelehan Auditorium 729 N. Dalton Ave. Azusa. For more information please call(626) 960-4457 or email Eduardo.Adame@asm.ca.gov to RSVP.
Gatto’s measure to save the california constitution passes first major legislative hurdle Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) initiative reform measure to protect the fundamental rights of Californians and prevent the pet projects of special interests from being enshrined in the California Constitution passed its first major legislative hurdle on Tuesday, clearing the AsPlease see page 6
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were lost or damaged. Evacuation orders for Glenoaks and Chevy Chase Canyons were lifted at 9:00 p.m. that same evening. The Glendale Fire Department monitored the burned area throughout the weekend to address hot
The summit will showcase important regional transportation projects affecting Monterey Park and the neighboring communities including the 710 Freeway Gap Completion, Eastside Transit Corridor Phase II (Goldline Extension to South El Monte/ Whittier), and I-10 Expresslanes. Representatives from L.A. County Metro will provide an overview of each project, discuss ongoing efforts, and answer questions. Monterey Park Spirit Bus Discussion The commissioners will also use this opportunity to solicit community feedback on local transportation issues in Monterey Park, most notably
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On Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:39 p.m., Glendale Fire and Police Departments received reports of a brush fire at the 134 and 2 freeways in the city of Glendale. Glendale units arrived on scene and discovered a brush fire on the west side of the 2 freeway. Firefighters battled the flames, how-
ever winds carried embers across the freeway and into Glenoaks and Chevy Chase Canyon. Firefighters from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, the Forest Service, LA City and County Fire Departments battled the fire utilizing 35 engines, five hand crews, five helicopters and the Forest Ser-
City of Glendale and IBEW Local 18 at impasse over salary negotiations The City of Glendale is seeking to resolve an impasse over labor negotiations with its GWP employee bargaining group, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18. On March 29, 2012 the City offered its Last, Best and Final offer. That offer was rejected by IBEW in April 2012 which effectuated the City’s declaration of impasse. The IBEW Local 18 commenced negotiations with the City in June of 2011 over salary, benefits and pen-
sion efforts. The city has been in the forefront of pension reform across all bargaining units except IBEW. The Union has also rejected a City settlement offer which originally sought greater contributions by employees in the funding of pension and health benefits. The City’s post-impasse settlement proposal, dated June 20, 2012, reduced PERS cost-sharing amount from 1.75% to 1.00% and mediPlease see page 5
vice. Burbank, Monterey Park, Pasadena, and San Gabriel Fire Departments provided firefighters to address incidents within the City of Glendale while the Glendale Fire Department battled the fire. Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. 75 acres burned, but no structures
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Arcadia Police investigating fatal hit and run Suspect vehicle is “electric blue” Mitsubishi On May 7, 2013 shortly before 8:00 p.m., APD received a series of 9-1-1 calls in reference a traffic collision that occurred in the 200 block of west Foothill Blvd. The collision reportedly involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers discovered a motorcyclist had been involved in a traffic collision with an automobile. The rider was down and severely injured; the other involved party fled the scene in the car. The motorcyclist was treated at the scene by Arcadia Fire Department Paramedics and transported to Huntington Memorial Hos-
pital. He later died from injuries sustained in the collision. The rider’s name was initially withheld so the family could be notified. The
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Rep. Chu & bi-partisan lawmakers seek to waive visas for Hong Kong Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Mark Amodei (NV-2), along with original cosponsor Steven Horsford (NV-4), introduced a bipartisan bill to spur economic growth by removing the barriers leisure and business travelers from Hong Kong face when visiting the United States. The legislation would allow for Hong Kong’s inclusion in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to facilitate not only increased tourism to the United States, but also trade. A special administrative region of China, the denselypopulated Hong Kong is home to the fourth highest percentage of millionaire households in the world. As a leading international financial center, Hong Kong has a major capitalist economy, characterized by free trade. American citizens currently enjoy extended, visa-free access to Hong Kong. However, because it is technically not a country, the VWP law as written leaves the U.S. unable to reciprocate. More than 140 countries, including allies such as Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom,
much of Europe, and East Asia, already waive business and leisure travel visas for Hong Kong passport holders. “This bill does more than break down barriers to travel – it opens doors to economic growth,” said Rep. Chu. “The unnecessary burdens currently in place restrict tourists from visiting our shores and business leaders from investing in our companies. Hong Kong has extended visa-free access to the U.S., but due to an arbitrary technical problem, we have not done the same for them, even though it makes economic sense. At a time when we are inching our way out of recession, nothing could be more beneficial than to embrace open commerce with one of the world’s strongest economies.” “We are fixing a technicality that places an unnecessary impediment between two of the world’s great economies – Hong Kong and the United States,” said Amodei. “We want to invite tourists from Hong Kong to explore our country, especially Nevada’s famous hos-
pitality, but we also want to send the message to Hong Kong’s business community that they, too, are more than welcome here. Last year alone, Nevada firms exported $560 million worth of goods to China, including Hong Kong.” “This legislation will boost travel to Nevada by simplifying a time-consuming and unnecessarily complicated visa process for visitors from Hong Kong,” said Rep. Horsford. “Tourism is our number one industry, it supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in our state, and it helps fund our schools, parks, and vital social services. Our economic recovery and future growth depend on a sensible travel policy and this fix will ensure Nevada continues to thrive as a tourist destination.” Identical bipartisan legislation (S. 703) was introduced in the Senate last month and has been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Travel Association, American Hotel and Lodging Association, and National Association of Counties.
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Meet author Nancy Pine at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Author Nancy Pine will talk about her new book, “Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn and Don’t Learn in China and America” on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Friends Room. The book is a current comparison of primary education in China and the United States based on the author’s research. “Educating Young Giants” carries readers into Chinese and American elementary and high school classrooms and highlights the big differences between schools in China and the United States. Drawing from many experiences in schools in both countries and conversations with students, teachers and parents, it shows how China and America need to extract themselves from outmoded practices. Parents, educators and policymakers can implement practical solutions by drawing the best from both systems. Nancy Pine is the director of Bridging Cultures: U.S./China Program at Mount St. Mary’s College. She is an internation-
ally known educator with 20 years of research and consulting experience in China. Her focus has been on how children and young adults learn in the United States and in China. Pine has taught in both China and the United States and has won numerous awards, including a City of Los Angeles award for her crosscultural efforts. The author will sign books after the talk and her books will be for sale at the event. The program sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Park Library. For more information about the free program contact the library at 626307-1368. The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the city’s public library located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Library hours are Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Monday & Tuesday 12-9 pm; Wednesday & Thursday10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday & Saturday closed. For more City of Monterey Park news and information visit the city website at www. ci.monterey-park.ca.us.
Sierra Club sponsors "Evenings in the Arroyo" Walks The Pasadena Group of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a series of evening walks on level trails in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco this spring on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of May and June. Learn natural and human history of the Arroyo, and about plans to restore streamside habitats. The walks will begin at 6:45 pm on May 8, May 22, June 12, and June 26 from the parking lot of San Pasqual Stables just south
of Pasadena's southern border. For information, call (626) 458-8646. Directions to the meeting point are listed below. Meet 6:45 pm at trailhead next to San Pasqual Stables on S Pasadena border (exit 110 Fwy at Orange Grove Blvd, S to Mission Blvd, W on Mission to end, descend Stoney Dr into Arroyo and follow it under freeway past playing fields to end at San Pasqual Ave, R to stables parking lot).
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Friends of the Los Angeles River to host 24th Annual La Gran Limpieza The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp on Saturday, May 18, 2013, Angelenos will join Friends of the LA River (FoLAR) and other prominent community members to clean the Los Angeles River at 15 cleanup locations throughout the county from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach. The event will run from 9a – 12p. “Neighbors will enjoy a ‘work party’ atmosphere to make trash abatement fun including live music, gift giveaways, raffle prizes and refreshments” states Shelly Backlar, Education Director. “Clean-up activities provide an opportunity to explore current and future river park sites in the developing greenway as well as some locations normally off-limits to the general public. Volunteers will pull trash from the soft-bottom sections of the river which abound with fish and birds,” she added. FoLAR expects more than 3000 volunteers to pull 25 tons of garbage from the River and three tributaries in three hours. A diverse group of enthusiasts will roll up their sleeves and work on the river sandbars side-by-side. Activists, elected officials, artists,
celebrities, neighborhood councils, wildlife experts, bicyclists, equestrians, kayakers, dog walkers, fisherpeople, teachers, students, families, architects, and journalists all share a fascination with the past, present and future of the Los Angeles River, and the river community grows stronger each year. Volunteers who pull plastic bags and other trash from the river vegetation see first-hand how trash from the streets reaches the river and ocean, inspiring stewardship all year long. Repeat volunteers uphold the tradition of comparing their “River Treasures”, the weird, wacky and unexpected items found. ttarePast River Treasures have included Christmas lights, a mini trampoline, and a collectible buffalo nickel in a case! At five river sites, Sepulveda Basin, Bette Davis Picnic Area, Steelhead Park, Compton Creek, and Willow Street Estuary, citizen scientists will form a trash sort team to divert a percentage of trash for characterization. Data will be recorded about type of trash material, plus weight and volume, for a public report, which will express how river
trash content may change over the years in response to mitigation efforts. CleanUp event sponsors include Miss Me, Whole Foods, Toyota, Warner Bros, American Chemistry Council, KIND Healthy Snacks, Forest Lawn, AnheuserBusch, Keep Los Angeles Beautiful, The Guacamole Fund, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, City of LA Office of Community Beautification, Disney VoluntEARS, Paramount Pictures, Earthwise Bags, Baxter BioScience, Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood Council, AECOM, NBCUniversal, Dart Foundation, Albertsons, Aveda, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Huntsman, Perkins + Will, Green Wish, City of Glendale Community Services & Parks, City of Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine, BBPR, Inc, Nestle Pur, Nelson Miller, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Long Beach Conservation Corps, Keep California Beautiful, Keep America Beautiful and LA Weekly. For more information and announcements on the event, please visit www.folar. org.
Burbank brings online video to mobile devices for smart phone users When the newly installed City Council meets , they’ll be able to be seen virtually anywhere in the City of Burbank. After a technology upgrade last month, smart phone users, such as those with Apple’s iPhone or Samsung Galaxy devices, as well as tablet users can now watch live streaming video from the City of Burbank through their mobile devices. In addition to television viewing through Charter Cable or AT&T U-verse digital television service, The Burbank Channel had
previously been available to view on desktop or laptop computers. An upgrade to the City’s hardware allows for a better quality feed to computers, as well as adding support for many popular mobile devices. The Burbank Channel, the official government access channel for the City of Burbank, broadcasts the City’s official meetings including the Planning Board, Park, Recreation and Community Services Board, Police Commission, Burbank Water and Power Board and
others. Viewers can also find informative programming about Burbank news, events and services through programs such as Burbank On Demand, and The AdoptA-Pet Show. The Burbank Channel also features meetings of the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education and The BurbankGlendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. To access the streaming video, users can visit http:// www.BurbankCA.gov and click “The Burbank Channel” on the main page.
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the city’s Spirit Bus service and proposed master plan of bike lanes. City public works staff will be available to answer questions regarding potential new routes and service modifications. The Spirit Bus system has not changed for over a decade and improvements are necessary to maintain an
effective and efficient transit service, and meet the needs of the community. The city is expecting a positive turnout as these pressing projects will have a significant impact on the residents and businesses of Monterey Park for years to come. City of Monterey Park Transportation Summit Sat-
urday, June 1, 2013 9:00 11:00 a.m. Langley Senior Center 400 W. Emerson Avenue Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more information please contact Amy Ho at amho@montereypark. ca.gov, 626-307-1320 or visit the city website at www. ci.monterey-park.ca.us.
Dog Haus Biergarten serves up specials, surprises and swag during National American Craft Beer Week, May 13-19 May 13 through May 19 is National American Craft Beer Week and Dog Haus Biergarten is paying heed to the holiday by serving up $4.00 beer specials from open to close, fun times and freebies! Dog Haus Biergarten, which is primarily an American Craft Beer bar, is joining the country in the celebration by only pouring American Craft Beer at a reduced price for the week. Featured draft beer on special includes New Belgium - Dig Pale Ale, Oskar Blues, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Golden Road Hefeweizen, all for $4.00 a glass! For those who prefer a can with a complimentary Dog Haus coozie, the Biergarten has New Belgium- Fat Tire Amber Ale and New Belgium-Shift Pale Lager, also $4.00 a can. Dog Haus Biergarten has also invited local Breweries to the party and they will be stopping in throughout the week to hand out free swag including glass-
ware. Follow Dog Haus on Facebook (Dog Haus) and twitter (dog_haus) for updates on when different breweries will be dropping by. To review Dog Haus Biergarten’s complete craft beer selection, visit http:// la.taphunter.com/location/ Dog-Haus. The area’s go to spot for gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages, Dog Haus Biergarten is located in the heart of Old Pasadena at 93 E. Green Street. Ac-
cessible from Green Street, Dog Haus Biergarten is open 11:00am to Midnight Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturdays 11:00am to 2:00am. There is 90 minute free parking available at The Schoolhouse Parking structure located at Green and Raymond as well as metered parking. More information about Dog Haus Biergarten is available at www. doghausdogs.com or by phone at 626.683.0808.
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Chin Ho Liao seated on San Gabriel Council Two-month legal battle ends virulent, divisive dispute
By Shel Segal & Terry Miller You can beat city hall. The San Gabriel City Council voted 3-1 not to sustain a voter challenge to whether or not Council Member-elect Chin Ho Liao lives in the city of San Gabriel on Monday. Liao was seated after a two month ordeal at Tuesday night’s regular city council meeting. Liao was the second highest vote receiver in the March 5 election. However, a challenge to whether or not Liao lives in the city of San Gabriel came up and the council voted to establish itself as the body that is looking into the issue. “I am relieved by this outcome,” Liao said just after the council decided not to press on any further. “The city council’s decision reflects what the people of San Gabriel have known along, that I am qualified to represent them as a member of the city council. “I look forward to moving on and being sworn in as soon as possible so I can do
my job and serve the people of San Gabriel as a council member. For the last 24 years, I have dedicated my life to serving the people of San Gabriel. I’m going to keep working hard to improve our community as a council member.” Council Member John Harrington – who voted to keep the matter going forward – said Liao gave eight different reasons why he had no intent of staying in the city if he weren’t elected. “The candidate has testified to his intent to live and die in San Gabriel but his actions don’t support it,” Harrington said. “Running for council is the only reason for living in San Gabriel where he has to be domiciled.” However, Council Member Juli Costanzo said Liao needed to be seated as he did not break the law. “Although I don’t approve of Mr. Liao’s activities, I don’t believe they were unlawful,” she said. Costanzo added there were several issues leading to her decision. “I think we saw a signed lease and other factors that
proved there is intent (to live at a San Gabriel apartment),” she said. After an edgy and disputatious two months since the March election, Chin Ho Liao was irrevocably allowed his seat on council Tuesday evening. Scores of supporters and a principally Asian media were on hand to welcome their friend onto the council yearning for better representation in San Gabriel politics. It was an emotional night with impassioned ‘thank you’s’ to all his supporters after the swearing in. Monday, on behalf of their client Chin Ho Liao, councilmember-elect of the San Gabriel City Council, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, expressed joy in the city council’s decision to uphold Liao’s right to take his place as the newest democratically elected member of the council. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) said: “I applaud the San Gabriel City Council for doing the right thing and voting to
Chin Ho Liao thanks his supporters moments after he took the oath of office as the newest San Gabriel councilmember Tuesday evening. Hundreds of supporters showed up to congratulate Chin Ho Liao after a difficult two-month period in which his residency was questioned by a lone citizen. -Photo by Terry Miller
seat Chin Ho Liao. It has been a long, 2-month road for Chin Ho, and finally, he is able to take the seat that was due to him. I also applaud the residents of San Gabriel for their courage and persistence in speaking out on this issue, and on the importance of upholding democracy in the city of San Gabriel. I congratulate Councilmember-elect Liao, and look forward to working together with him on the issues facing San Gabriel.” Liao was the secondhighest vote winner in San Gabriel’s March 5, 2013 election, where the top three candidates should have been seated on the council. “Despite his victory and in violation of state law, the council voted against seating Mr. Liao as a result of a single complaint it received regarding his residency qualifications. The council also voted to rule on the complaint itself, “ said the APALC. “On April 25-27, the council held a three-day hearing to hear testimony and examine evidence regarding Liao’s eligibility. Today, based on overwhelming evidence in favor of Liao, the council correctly concluded that Liao is qualified to assume the office to which he was duly elected.” “The City Council’s decision underscores what the people of San Gabriel have known along, that I am qualified to represent them as a member of the City Council,” said Chin Ho Liao. “I am deeply humbled by the outpouring of sentiment that community members have demonstrated in support of my right to represent them. I look forward to being sworn in as soon as possible so I can get to the job of serving
the community of San Gabriel.” “APALC took Mr. Liao’s case because it involves two compelling, intersecting stories,” said Eugene Lee, voting rights project director at APALC. “This is Mr. Liao’s personal story as an immigrant who has served the community of San Gabriel for the past 24 years through his involvement with nonprofit and civic organizations, and wishes only to serve the community further through the American tradition of public service. And this is the story of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Valley region, an area marked by massive demographic changes during the past quarter-century, resulting in a population of Asian Americans and other immigrants who are increasingly participating in the American tradition of democracy. After two months of unnecessary divisiveness, the efforts of Mr. Liao and San Gabriel voters to honor these traditions are finally being given their due respect. Now the city must begin a healing process, and we will do whatever we can to help in that process. ” “This case was not about technical residency rules. This case was about two fundamental rights, the right to hold office and the right to vote. These rights are inextricably intertwined,” said Nilay U. Vora of Bird Marella, which is pro bono counsel through APALC for Liao. “What good is the right to vote if the person you voted for is denied the right to hold the office to which he or she is duly elected? The City Council’s decision today avoids further infringement of these rights. I congratulate Mr. Liao and look forward to
him assuming office.” The city issued the following statement Monday after the 3-1 vote : “Late this afternoon, the San Gabriel City Council voted to reject the challenge filed by resident Fred Paine, and seat Mr. Chin Ho Liao as a member of the Council. The motion, carried on a 3-1 vote, was followed by applause and cheers from a large audience observing the proceedings in the Council Chambers. The Council then directed its special elections counsel, Bryce Gee of the firm Strumwasser and Woocher, to prepare findings of fact for Council action. The City Council has directed that Council Member-Elect Liao be installed at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 425 South Mission Drive. The public is invited to attend. On instructions of the Council, a revised agenda is being prepared and will be posted tomorrow at City Hall and on the City’s website. In concluding remarks offered by Council members, several individuals expressed a desire that this matter be put behind us, so that the community may move forward and enjoy the celebration of its 100th anniversary year. In making its decision, the Council took great efforts to recognize the efforts of those staff members who worked to create a transparent process. The City offers its congratulations to Council Member-Elect Chin Ho Liao, and its best wishes for the new Council’s success.”
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Fabulous fun at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows By Greg Aragon I awoke to a cool sea breeze dancing on my face and the aroma of freshly brewed espresso tickling my nose. I got out of bed, put on my fluffy bathrobe and stepped on the balcony, where I breathed in the incredible view of Pacific Ocean to my left and lush pool gardens below. It was a wonderful escape to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. The getaway began when a friend and I pulled into a secluded, hedge-lined driveway across the street from the Santa Monica Pier. We then parked beneath a giant, 100-yr-old fig tree and stepped into seaside luxury. Our first stop was a classy 8th floor guest room in the Ocean Tower. Overlooking the pool and beach, the room featured a comfy king bed, 42” LCD Flat screen TV, office desk with Internet, espresso machine, mini-bar, radio with iPod dock, a charming old-styled bathroom, and the afore-
mentioned balcony, where we got a bird’s eye view of the historic pier and beach. Once acquainted with the room, we headed to the pool area for a swim and some rays. While sipping iced tea and relaxing on a cozy recliner beneath swaying palm trees, I read about the 300-room Miramar’s fabled history. Built as a private mansion by John P. Jones, a former U.S. Senator and founder of Santa Monica, The Fairmont Miramar Hotel has been a happening hideaway for Hollywood hipsters and guests since 1921. In 1924 the six-story Palisades Wing was built to provide apartments for extended-stay guests, such as actress Greta Garbo, who lived here for four years. In the 1930s, private bungalows were constructed and actresses such as Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe, and public figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and aviator Charles Lindbergh became regulars. Today, the Palisades Wing is still around, and the 32 poolside bungalows have been restored to former grandeur and are separated from the two main hotel buildings by
gardens, ponds and fountains. Another hotel landmark still standing is the humungous, 80-ft-tall fig tree that welcomes guests at the main entry. Planted more than 100 years ago, the tree is the second largest of its kind in California. The tree is so beloved that hotel’s signature eatery was named FIG Restaurant (www.figsantamonica.com). Headed by Chef Ray Garcia, FIG offers fresh, local and organically grown ingredients straight from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. FIG features an intimate private dining room and a communal table and pewter bar allowing guests to have a casual dining experience. Besides FIG, the hotel boasts the Lobby Lounge, where we had dinner during our stay. Overlooking a Koi fishpond and waterfall, the Lobby Bar is located next to the main lobby and spills outside, providing a memorable summer dinner experience. Our meal began with tasty-sweet Mojitos with mint and rum, and a couple delicious fish tacos with fresh fish, avocado, mango and cabbage. We then enjoyed homemade roasted tomato
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cal increase cost-sharing by employees from 75% to 50%. Additionally, several new skill/assignment pays and increases to existing pays were included in the City’s settlement offer, greatly reducing any reduction in take-home pay. This offer was also rejected by IBEW Local 18. At the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Glendale City Council considered the City’s Last, Best and Final offer of March 29, 2012 offered to IBEW Local 18. The offer includes a net reduction in base salary of 1.75%, but does not require employees to contribute more to benefits and pension as originally sought. However the 1.75 % salary reduction will be used to offset pension costs. It increases the
cost-sharing of medical expenses from 50% to 75%. “We are focusing on our electrical and water employees and bringing them into alignment with our other bargaining groups,” said City Manager Scott Ochoa. “These employees are not exempt from or immune to the structural changes that nearly overwhelmed cities during this Great Recession. Over the last several years, we have been shown that change is necessary and that failure to adapt to new realities is not a viable option for organization’s whose mission is–or at least is supposed to be–service to the community.” The Glendale City Council voted to approve the imposition on IBEW Local 18. The imposition will pro-
vide for an annualized savings of approximately $246,639.00. The City of Glendale and other labor groups and executive team have worked together to make the appropriate concessions that in many ways leads the way and sets precedence throughout the State of California. Over the last several years the City of Glendale has been the leader in pension reform and has worked with management, police, fire and general employees to increase the amount that they pay toward the employer’s share of the PERS cost and create a second-tier retirement system that raises the retirement age and averages the determined pension benefit over three years over the last highest.
Arcadia hit and run
basil soup with crunchy bread. For a main course I had scrumptious shrimp scampi with white wine sauce and roasted garlic; and my friend devoured a tender bistro steak, with Hungarian sweet peppers. After dinner, we walked a couple blocks to Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade, a Europeanstyled walkway with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. In the morning, I worked out in the hotel fit-
ness center and swam in the beach. The Miramar also boasts a barber shop, and Exhale, a full-service spa and fitness facility with therapy services and fitness programs, mind and body classes, yoga, steam room, sauna, lockers and showers. Besides all these amenities, the hotel is currently offering special packages such as the Romantic Coastal Package. This seasideromance experience offers
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a resident of Los Angeles. The hit and run suspect fled in an “electric blue” Mitsubishi, possible Lancer, that will have passenger side collision damage. The incident is being investigated by the Arcadia Police Detectives.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case #1302136 If you prefer to provide information ANONY-
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Kiwanis Club book donation ceremony at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library - May 15 In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and in celebration of Children’s Book Week, May 13-19, with its theme “Books Can Take You Anywhere,” on May 15 at 11:00 a.m. the Kiwanis Club of Monterey Park and Kiwanis Club of Taichung, Taiwan will donate 116 Chinese language books, books with CDs, and DVDs to the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library in a ceremony in the library’s Friends Room. These donated Chinese
language titles are about Chinese culture, holidays, religions, Taiwanese folk literature, historical buildings, travels in Taiwan and a documentary film on Taiwanese achievements and struggles in western world. The donation also includes Chinese/ English bilingual books of well-known classics from different countries and selected works by Shakespeare, biographies, Greek and Roman myths, and children’s classic books. For more information
about the ceremony call 626307-1358. The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the city’s public library located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Library hours are Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday 12-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday closed. For more City of Monterey Park news and information visit the city website at www.ci.montereypark.ca.us.
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sembly Elections Committee by a vote of 5-2. This is one of the few major reforms requiring a supermajority that does not involve a tax increase. Instead, it proposes requiring greater consensus (55%) of California voters to approve new initiative Constitutional Amendments. “The Constitution is supposed to be a sacred document that protects fundamental rights and principles of the people, not moneyed special interests and temporary whims. If an idea is so good and so important as to justify inclusion in the Constitution, it only seems logical that at least 55% of Californians should agree to it,” said Gatto. In the last fifty years, small groups of highly organized individuals have used the initiative amendment process to eliminate the rights of Californians. In 1964 a small majority of voters amended the constitution to protect racist landlords and real-estate agents who refused to rent or sell to non-white people, and in 2008, money poured into California from outside donors in order to eliminate marriage equality for same-sex couples. The re-
sult is a document that is very long and not always functional. For example, the federal constitution contains such lofty principles as Free Speech. California’s contains specifications on which trammell nets may be used while rockfishing. “We can’t complain that California is dysfunctional without taking an honest look at the way we govern and the foundational document that provides the rules for how we govern,” said Gatto while testifying before the Committee. The process for amending the U.S. Constitution is extremely difficult, as a result, the U.S. Constitution has been amended a total of 27 times, and only 15 times since California statehood (in 1850.) In contrast, California’s Constitution has been amended 521 times. The majority of those amendments have come as the result of large special interests who pour outside money into initiative campaigns with the knowledge that only a simple majority is required to pick on a group or to enshrine funding for their pet project in perpetuity. “Take Proposition 8. It was hugely divisive and
passed by the narrowest of margins, yet it took away rights for so many people,” Gatto commented. “That same year Prop. 2 gave certain rights to chickens. It is no surprise that so many people feel ill-served by the current system.” “We can’t have it both ways,” said Gatto. “We can’t require a 2/3 vote on something as significant as a tax increase but not require a similar consensus on issues and principles as fundamental and important as marriage or other fundamental principles.” Gatto plans to work closely with figures like California State Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg who has also spoken about the need for reform. “Voters are tired of seeing the Constitution used as a pawn in a game of special-interest politics,” said Gatto. “I hope to have the support of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, who believe in the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, to support taking steps to make California’s Constitution a more sacred document. No right is permanent, and no reform has any teeth, if it can be so-easily affected at the very next election.”
Nurses welcome introduction of house bill to set safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios in every hospital National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of nurses, today greeted the re-introduction of a bill in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois – appropriately during Nurses Week – that would set specific limits on the numbers of patients each RN can care for in hospitals throughout the U.S. HR 1907, the Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act, establishes minimum RN ratios for every hospital unit at all times. It also provides whistleblower protection to assure that nurses are free to speak out for enforcement of safe staffing standards. The bill complements Senate legislation, S 739, re-introduced last month by California Sen. Barbara Boxer. Both bills are modeled on a California law that studies have documented has saved patient lives, improved the quality of care in multiple other ways, and reduced nurse burnout keeping the most experienced RNs at the patient bedside. Schakowsky is joined on her bill, initially by co-sponsors Representatives Judy Chu, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, and Brad Sherman of California, Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania, and Gwen Moore of Wisconsin. “Rep. Schakowsky, Sen. Boxer, and the co-sponsors have earned the thanks of patients and nurses throughout the country for standing up for the one staffing reform that has the greatest immedi-
ate impact on protecting patients and saving lives. In California we have seen the results. The law works, and all Americans deserve the security that real safe staffing laws provide,” said Deborah Burger, a California RN and co-president of NNU which is the lead sponsor of both HR 1907 and S 739. “Nurses play a critical role in providing patient safety and quality health care,” Rep. Schakowsky said. “I’m very proud to introduce the Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act which will help save patients’ lives while requiring hospitals to develop safe staffing plans that meet minimum nurse to patient staffing ratios.” Similarly, of her bill, Sen. Boxer noted, “I am proud to introduce legislation that will help save the lives of countless patients by improving the quality of care in our nation’s hospitals. We must support the nurses who work tirelessly every day to provide the best possible care to their patients.” On the California law in particular, a prominent 2010 University of Pennsylvania study comparing California hospitals to New Jersey and Pennsylvania hospitals found that New Jersey hospitals would have 14 percent fewer patient deaths and Pennsylvania 11 percent fewer deaths if they matched California’s ratios in surgical units, and that fewer California RNs miss changes in patient conditions because of their workload and nurses have more confidence that patients can manage on their own after discharge. A September 2012 report by the Agency for
Health Care Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, titled “State Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels Alleviate Workloads, Leading to Lower Patient Mortality and Higher Nurse Satisfaction,” emphasized the correlation between higher nurse workloads that are associated with more patient deaths, complications, and medical errors. And a new study in the online journal BMJ Quality and Safety in Health Care just this week established a direct link between nursing staff ratios and hospital readmissions for children with common medical and surgical conditions. It found an increase of just one patient in a hospital’s average staffing ratio raised the likelihood of a medical patient’s readmission within 15-30 days by 11 percent – and the odds of readmission for surgical patients by 48 percent. California hospitals which have had ratios in place since January, 2004 made $4.4 billion in profits alone in the most recent year for which data was available. A vice president of the California Hospital Association, which tried repeatedly to block and reverse the California law, recently admitted hospitals didn’t suffer financially “to any significant degree.” “The case for RN staffing ratios should be closed,” Burger said. “Now it is just a question of the political will of our legislators to act. Nurses and patients around the U.S. will remind them of why safer staffing, and HR 1907 and S 739, should be a top priority.”
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spots and conduct extensive overhaul of the area. Cause of the fire is still under investigation. During the fire, GWP maintained water and electrical service to the city. Community Services and Parks managed the evacuation center at the Adult Recreation Center where 30 people waited until they could return home. The Community Development Department activated the Emergency Information Center and took
phone calls from concerned residents. The Public Works Engineering section will be assessing the burned hillsides in the coming days. The City of Glendale would like to thank the community for its cooperation during the event that allowed firefighters to protect homes and structures. To see video of the Wilson Terrace Fire shot by GTV6, go to http:// youtu.be/8Z4k_GGVelU. Although this Wilson Terrace fire is out, the
Glendale Fire Department reminds residents that it is critical to conduct brush clearance on their properties. Brush clearance is a crucial defense mechanism to protect homes from complete destruction from a brush fire. The Glendale Fire Department recommends residents to create a “Defensible Space” which is 100’ of space around a structure in which brush and debris have been removed.
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1943 Twohey’s Restaurant in Alhambra to kick off 70th anniversary celebration 50s-style dancers, car hops and vintage cars from the 40-s-70s
Amid a colorful clad lineup of waiters and waitresses serving signature favorites, including sliders and the legendary bittersweet hot fudge sundaes, the Southern California landmark Twohey’s Restaurant in Alhambra owners are pulling out all the stops in celebration of the legendary restaurant’s 70 years in business and re-dedication of its new Huntington Banquet Room. The birthday bash kicks off a year-long celebration on Wednesday 11 AM at 1224 N. Atlantic Boulevard in Alhambra. To commemorate the year-long celebration, Twohey’s, home of the Little Stinko Burger (see below), is featuring its famous .70 cents (each) bittersweet, milk chocolate and caramel sundaes on the menu for customers to enjoy throughout the day on May 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. In addition, the restaurant is celebrating with a series of events including .70 cents floats with the purchase
of an entrée (May, 2013), Mother’s Day Weekend (May 11-12, 2013), BBQ Days (May 15-June 16, 2013), Father’s Day (June 16, 2013), Rib-A-Rama (June 21-28, 2103) and Lobster Fest (August 2-September 16, 2013). Present owner Jim Christos and his family, together with original owners Jean and Jerry Twohey, will welcome members of the community, including civic and community leaders from San Gabriel Valley, who will partake in the festivities that include untying a rose garland at the entrance to the new banquet room and the sharing of the restaurant’s new catering menu. Headlining the festivities include vintage cars from the 40s-70s, present and past owners of Twohey’s delving into a larger than life hot fudge sundae; the Pasadena Tournament of Roses queens and princess from 2013 and 1967, a Doo Wop Band: Woodie And The Long Boards performing live entertainment from the 40s, 50s, and 60s; 50-style
dancers; car hops serving the restaurant’s signature bitter sweet sundaes among other signature specialties and Three Sisters catering sample menu items; and
grams chronicling past Pasadena Tournament of Roses games, floats, parades and queens and her courts that handsomely adorn the walls of the new banquet room.
the unveiling of a gallery of historic photos obtained from the Pasadena Museum of History and the family’s own collection of Pasadena Tournament of Roses pro-
“We are truly honored to have been a part of the community for so many years and are delighted to have the family of the original owners Jean and Jerry
Twohey present for this milestone event. We hope to continue making memories and continue the tradition of serving quality food for future generations,” said Owner of Twohey’s Restaurant Alhambra Jim Christos. The award-winning Twohey’s Restaurant Alhambra is a landmark Southern California Restaurant, celebrating 70 years in business this year. Twohey’s, pronounced “2ee’s,” opened in 1943 when owner Jack Twohey opened his first restaurant on Arroyo Boulevard in Pasadena. At the time, the restaurant had 37 seats and quickly became known as the premier hamburger place for the finest hamburgers, onion rings and hand-dipped fountain specialties. The present location featured memorable drive-up carhop service from the 1950s to the mid 1970s. The Little Stink-O, clothes pin and tear logo was trademarked by Mr. Twohey in 1943. It origi-
nated when he overheard a woman patron of the restaurant exclaim, “Oh-Stink-O,” when a gentleman next to her was served a hamburger generously garnished with onions and pickles. Today, the 180-seat Twohey’s Restaurant Alhambra, named a 2012 Pasadena Weekly “Best of Pasadena”Winner for the “Best Family Restaurant,” “Best Burger” and” Best Breakfast,”and a 2012 Los Angeles Times Readers’Choice “Best of Southern California” winner, boasts 300 menu items priced from $6.95 -$21.95. Located in the heart of San Gabriel Valley on the corner of Huntington Drive and Atlantic, connecting South Pasadena, San Marino and Alhambra, California, the Restaurant is situated at 1224 N. Atlantic Boulevard in Alhambra, California. It is centrally located near the 10, 110 and 710 Freeways. For reservations and information, call626/284-7387 and visit www.twoheys.com
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Beautiful Craftsman Home in excellent condition, has been tastefully remodeled and features a large living room with brick fireplace and views of the mountains, gorgeous kitchen with custom cabinets, soapstone counter tops and more! The formal dining room has a large built-in china cabinet w/leaded glass doors. Upstairs you’ll find 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, den. Basement, RV/ Trailer parking and a great front porch! This is a real gem! (SIE) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888
Arcadia Schools, Zoned for Commercial. It is two on lot. Walk to First Avenue Middle School. 2 Bed and Den. Close to transportation, shops, and schools. It’s zoned Commercial , close to future Metro Line Station. Very good potential for owner user business.(1405) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123
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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Two Story New Custom Home. You will love the Top Quality Architectural Design. This home offers Huge Living room, Formal Dining Room, Fireplace, Top of the line Kitchen w/granite counters, center island and granite floors. 4 bedrooms includes Two Master Suites 1 with Jacuzzi Tub and walk in closets. 3 car garage.(R11646) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123
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
Fantastic home in a wonderful neighborhood. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, family room with fireplace, dining room, open kitchen with breakfast bar, master bedroom with huge master bathroom. Laundry room. Attached double garage. Huge private backyard, large patio. New C/A and heating. (E7775) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC
Two Story New Custom Home. You will love the Top Quality Architectural Design. This home offers Huge Living room, Formal Dining Room, Fireplace, Top of the line Kitchen w/granite counters, center island and granite floors. 4 bedrooms includes Two Master Suites 1 with Jacuzzi Tub and walk in closets. 3 car garage.(R11642) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM
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
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
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Almost 2 Acres to build your dream home in a great neighborhood with mountain views and privacy. This is “Land Value Only”, As is condition with no repairs or warranties. Drive By Only – Do Not Disturb Occupants – Dog on Property. CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
Modern and sophisticated condo offering 1 bedroom and bathroom downstairs, upstairs a very open floor plan, laundry inside the unit, small balcony, 2 car garage with direct access to the unit. (T357) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
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
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
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Published on May 10, 2013