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Landmark $2.5 Million donation enhances City of Hope’s Diabetes Center
Cal Phil is on the fast track with the Fab Four kicking off
A $2.5 million commitment from the foundation of Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., and his wife, Michelle Chan, will be used to create the Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes at City of Hope. The pledge, which will be used to enhance the scientific core and capacity of City of Hope’s Diabetes Research Center by recruiting a nationally acclaimed leader in the field of diabetes research, was given in honor of Annette and Leonard Shapiro, longtime friends and supporters of groundbreaking diabetes research and of City of Hope. “This generous gift from the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation will contribute to City of Hope’s already strong track record Please see page 6
17th season at Santa Anita Race Track - June 29, 2013
‘John Lennon’ of the Fab Four will be singing some of the top Beatles songs at the opener. -Photo by Terry Miller
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 2013 summer season kicks off with Beatles, Beethoven & Beach Boys. Always a fan favorite, The Fab Four—The Ultimate
Is Craigslist now capable of saving lives? Pasadena mom uses Craigslist to seek kidney for her daughter By Emani Payne If you’ve logged onto craigslist recently you might have come across an ad captioned “Are You my Type?” next to a picture of a tall, slim, blond girl looking into the distance with hope in her vivid blue eyes. However risqué it may sound Jenna Franks was not looking for a night out on the town with
Prince Charming or even a late night hookup, Franks is on the search for the perfect kidney match. Jenna was first diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 15 and shortly after she began to get hemodialysis for about four hours a day three times a week when she was a senior at Maranatha High School.
With about 15 hours a week dedicated to illness related activities such as several hospital visits Jenna Franks doesn’t have a college degree, a boyfriend or a job. She previously took classes at Pasadena City College, but her illness prevented her Please see page 5
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
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Pasadena Police make arrest in fatal collision Investigators from the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section arrested one of the drivers in the March 16 fatal collision that occurred on Hill Ave. near Villa St. Kimson James Wright 48, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his Pasadena home on charges of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter. On the evening of March 16th, Wright was driving his 2004 Mercedes southbound on Hill Ave. when it struck a 2003 Toyota Matrix. The 37 year old driver of the Matrix and Pasadena resident, Jose Daniel Moreno, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The arrest was made following an extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision. Toxicology reports indicate that alcohol was a factor in the tragic collision.
Governor Brown joins global scientists to call for action on climate change Warning that Earth is rapidly approaching a tipping point at which human impacts are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists to release a groundbreaking call to action on climate change and other global threats to all humanity. “This is not just about science, this is about activism,”
said Governor Brown. “This is an important challenge, cause and undertaking. We can do it, but we have to do a lot more than we're doing now.” Governor Brown and the scientists released the call to action at the fourth annual Water, Energy and Smart Technology Summit and Showcase at NASA Ames Research Center. The 20-page consensus statement, produced at
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On Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:16 a.m., the Glendale Fire Department responded to an apartment fire located on the 200 block of North Brand Boulevard in the City of Glendale. Glendale Engine 26 arrived on scene and discovered a two-story building (the first floor is composed of commercial property and the second floor is an eight unit apartment building) with fire showing through the roof. Only one of the apartment units was rented at the time of the fire. The unit had one occupant who evacuated the building prior to the arrival of fire personnel. Firefighters conducted a search of the building while aggressively advancing hose lines and con-
ducting ventilation to fight the blaze. Twelve engine companies and four truck companies from Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena Fire Departments attacked the fire. Utility concerns, limited access to the building, and a partial roof collapse resulted in a challenging fire fight. Knock down of the fire was declared at 2:22 a.m.; 2 hours and 6 minutes after units were dispatched to the scene. Glendale Fire Department Paramedics evaluated two firefighters and the apartment occupant for injuries. All three sustained minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals for further medical treatment. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Glendale Fire Department re-
Foothill Unity invites community to June public forums on needs of local low-income families Community members with ideas or concerns about programs and services needed by low-income families in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, Sierra Madre or Bradbury are invite to share them at one of two evening Public Forums for Community Needs Assessment hosted by Foothill Unity Center. The first forum will be held Tuesday, June 4, at the Center’s Monrovia location, 415 W. Chestnut Ave. The second will be on Thursday, June 6, at the
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sources were on scene for 5 hours and 49 minutes. Later in the day, Glendale Fire Department units were dispatched to smoke showing from the same location of the earlier fire. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building. The fire progressed requiring 12 engines companies and four truck companies to attack the fire. The fire was declared knocked down at 7:52 p.m.; 41 minutes after the initial dispatch. Fire crews remain on scene to patrol the building. This fire is also under investigation. Glendale Fire Department encourages businesses and residents to ensure sprinklers and smoke detectors are working properly.
Special Olympics law enforcement torch run On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place throughout the Tri-Valley area. Glendale Police Department officers and staff will be running alongside Special Athletes to support the great cause. Officers from LAPD, CHP, and Burbank PD will join Glendale PD as they carry the “Flame of Hope” 60 miles through the San Fernando Valley as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Torch Run consists of more than 4,000 officers and Special Olympics athletes running 1,500 miles through 200 communities in Southern California to raise awareness and funds for Special
Olympics Southern California. Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Glendale's 5.5 mile run will be at a pace which accommodates all abilities (11-12 min. mile). Glendale is scheduled to receive the Torch at 1:30 pm from the Burbank Police Department at Glen oaks / Alameda. The run concludes at Colorado and the 2 Freeway when LAPD receives the touch from Glendale.
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Tom Torlakson reports sharp drop in 9-1-1 response time and community safety number of districts in financial jeopardy at all time low due to sheriff understaffing A new report shows that less than half as many California school districts are in financial jeopardy now as a year ago, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. The state's Second Interim Status Report for 201213 shows that 92 local educational agencies (LEAs) are either in negative or qualified financial status. The same report from a year ago showed a record 188 LEAs in financial jeopardy. “When the number of districts struggling financially is cut in half, we know we are making tremendous progress—especially after years of tough budget cuts,” Torlakson said. “But the 92 districts that still face financial jeopardy represent some 1.7 million students, and we must continue our work to get them on solid fiscal ground. Thankfully, voter approval of Proposition 30— and the budget proposal that reflects it—keeps us firmly on that path.” Eight LEAs received negative certifications; 84 received qualified certifica-
tions. This is down from 124 LEAs in the First Interim Status Report for 2012-13, issued in March, and from the 188 LEAs in the Second Interim Report for 2011-12, issued a year ago. Twice a year, the California Department of Education receives Notice of Interim Certifications on the financial status of the state's 1,037 LEAs, which include school districts, county offices of education, and joint powers agencies. The certifications are classified as positive, qualified, or negative. A positive certification is assigned when an LEA will meet its financial obligations for the current and two subsequent fiscal years. A qualified certification is assigned when an LEA may not meet its financial obligations for the current or two subsequent fiscal years. This certification allows the LEA's county office of education to provide assistance to the district. A negative certification—the most serious of the classifications—is assigned when an LEA will be unable to meet its financial ob-
ligations for the remainder of the current year or for the subsequent fiscal year. This certification means the LEA's county office of education may intervene in the district's finances. The assistance or intervention by the county office may include assigning external consultants, requiring a district fiscal recovery plan, or disallowing certain district expenditures. This new list is a compilation of the certifications by LEAs that were due April 16, 2013, and cover the financial and budgetary status of the districts for the period ending January 31, 2013. The certifications reflect whether the LEAs are able to meet their financial obligations for the remainder of the current fiscal year and subsequent two fiscal years, based on projections at that point in time. These certifications predate the Governor's May Revision to the proposed 201314 state budget. Because these Interim Status Reports are snapshots in time, the LEAs' financial status may have changed since these certifications were collected.
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By Emani Payne Steep budget cuts over the years have diminished staffing at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; as a result response times to 9-1-1 calls have slowed, compromising crime solving and more importantly Officer and community safety. Avoiding hiring replacements for those who retire resign or are fired on top of slowing recruitment and classes offered at the academy the department has shrank by 500 deputies to about 7500, the lowest in almost a decade. “The understaffing also puts deputies’ lives in danger, and forces them to do without needed reinforcements; this has resulted in their reaching for their gun and resorting to force”. Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs President Floyd Hayhurst admitted. To cope with the loss of deputies and a $128-million budget cut that fiscal year, Baca began implementing the Cadre Administrative Reserve Personnel (CARP) program in 2010. The program aims to reduce overtime costs by having the department’s administrative, investigative and training staff set aside 8 hours of their work-
week to carry out front line jobs, such as patrol duties. Clearly a catch 22 using this program and staying within the budget has caused hundreds of investigative hours lost each month as well as postponing follow-ups on leads of active criminal cases, including homicide investigations. “I can tell you this: if your house got broken into and nobody actually saw someone coming out of it, deputies don’t have the time or the ability to go door-to-door asking neighbors if they saw any strange cars,” he said. “And you’re not going to get a fingerprinting team out there for at least two weeks” Hayhurst admitted. Since the implementation of Carp Baca reported “we have experienced a notable decrease in departmental efficiency”. With an increase in average response time to an emergency call up to 5.8 minutes the community and crime victims can no longer automatically expect detectives to immediately investigate their cases resulting in Jail staffing, gang suppression, parole/probation compliance checks, communityoriented policing, and
many other services also taking a hit. “..Some cases may never be solved” said Hayhurst. The department’s Administrative Services Division Director Glen Dragovich said $36.6 million in funding would be enough to do away with CARP and Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky waste no time as they were concerned enough about understaffing to file a motion asking for a review of CARP’s “unintended consequences.” “It’s not a sustainable long-term policy,” Yaroslavky said, in an interview. “Between March 2010 and April 2013, CARPing has resulted in 1,517,360 hours of lost investigative, training, administrative, supervisory and specialized services,” Antonovich’s spokesman, Tony Bell, said in an email. “A plan that phases out CARPing is critical to the Sheriff’s delivery of quality law enforcement services.” The board briefly looked into the case last week, further actions are pending.
California legislature takes step to save iconic California citrus industry A tiny bug that causes huge problems is one step closer to being eradicated. Huanglongbing (HLB), a disease spread by the Asian Citrus Psyllid, infects citrus trees and destroys them. There is no known cure. The disease has almost destroyed China’s citrus industry, and Florida has lost over 200,000 acres, 6600 jobs, and billions in revenue. In recent years, HLB has been found in Southern California but has not yet crossed into the Central Valley. If it does, growers are worried that California’s citrus industry, which employs over 14,000 people and grows 82% of the nation’s fresh fruit, will be destroyed. AB 571, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would appropriate $5 million dollars for research and prevention of HLB, passed
the Assembly Tuesday by a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 77-0. There have recently been some promising advances in preventing the spread of HLB, including the discovery that certain almost-microscopic wasps, which kill the Psyllid, can dramatically slow the spread of the disease. “Losing yet another of California’s ‘signature’ industries would be terrible for the state,” said Gatto. “It is appropriate, perhaps even a duty, for the Legislature to take steps to prevent this from happening.” The citrus industry generates in excess of $500 million dollars of tax revenue for California. “We are just ecstatic that someone in Sacramento cared enough about jobs to make sure that we don’t lose every-
thing because of this exotic pest,” said Joel Nelson, President of California Citrus Mutual. “We thank Assemblyman Gatto for convincing his colleagues, particularly his urban colleagues, of the big picture on this issue.” California’s other major employers have faced similar threats before, and policymakers often lament that no one had the foresight to stave off the losses before they became too large to recover from. A similar pest, phylloxera, almost destroyed California’s wine industry. Aggressive tactics in other jurisdictions caused many movie productions to flee the state. And changing federal dynamics caused aerospace jobs to become a rarity in California. AB 571 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
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Summer fun at Aquarium of the Pacific By Greg Aragon Summer is here and it’s time to hit the water. But I don’t mean just getting my toes wet; I mean doing some real exploring too. And one of the best places in Southern California to do this is the Aquarium of the Pacific, located next to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Showcasing more than 12,500 animals, the aquarium is built around three themed areas of the Pacific Ocean: the sunny Southern California and Baja region; the frigid waters of the North Pacific; and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Sprinkled around these main areas are numerous other fun and informative exhibits, including Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest. One of the Aquarium’s newest and coolest exhibits is called Ocean Exploration and it transports visitors into the pitch black world of the ocean’s deepest depths. Here, in a place few humans have ever traveled, the Aquarium sheds light on
mysterious creatures most people have never seen. “Through this program, the Aquarium hopes to inspire a push to explore our planet’s last physical frontier—the World Ocean,” says Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific president and CEO. A highlight is the new exhibit is the Wonders of the Deep area, which features unique animals that live in the deep sea beyond the reach of light. Through lighting and audio-visual effects, we encountered bioluminescent flashlight fish that produce their own light, as well as charming hagfish that emit slime. The gallery also includes weird-named creatures like the chambered nautiluses, deep-sea isopods that resemble massive pill bugs, deep-water crabs, and other interesting sea animals. Also in this section I discovered how these animals adapt and survive in extreme temperatures, with scarce food sources, and incredible amounts of water pressure - pressure that could easily crush submarines and humans. One way the deep sea fish survive is
by eating the bodies of animals like whales that die and very slowly sink to the bottom. One of my favorite outdoor exhibits is “Shark Lagoon,” where visitors get up-close and even touchyfeely with more than 150 of the ocean’s ultimate predators. On my recent getaway, I peered through glass and came within inches of the chomping jaws of sand tiger, sandbar, nurse, whitetip and other large sharks. I also watched a staff member empty buckets of fresh flesh into the water and witnessed the power, speed and hunger of these remarkable fish. I then walked to another part of the exhibit, where docile Zebra, bamboo, and epaulette sharks are available to touch in three shallow pools. I learned to use a delicate, two finger touch technique on the animals, which I think they liked since I still have my fingers. Swimming with the sharks are giant graceful rays, such as the reticulate whipray that can grow to 14 ft in length, the giant shovelnose ray that can grow to 8 ft and the whitespotted guitarfish that can reach 10 ft.
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from continuing. “I have a little shame because it’s really hard,” she said in a shaky voice tears running down her face “I don’t drive. I don’t have a job. I don’t go to school. There are all these things I should do, but I can’t because of my kidney. Even if I get a kidney, there’s so much work I have to do before I’d even feel competent to do anything. In any event, Jenna’s mother Karol Franks can’t donate because she’s the wrong blood type, and her husband, Edward, can’t because he hurt his back years ago and is considered disabled. Her other three children, James, 25, Rebecca, 22, and Johnny, 18, are legally eligible to donate, but some aren’t matches and others are too young to consider it, Jenna Franks’ doctors said, because it’s difficult to project someone’s long-term medical problems when they’re so young. Exhausting all other options a heartbroken mother and daughter looked to the internet for help. On a weekly basis Karol places new Craigslist
ads seeking a donor for her daughter. “I think that if enough people hear Jenna’s story, they will be compelled to contact us if they think that this is something that they want to do,” Karol said. Their prayers were answered in 2007 when Patrice Smith of Ohio moved by Jenna’s story stepped up and donated her kidney however that miracle was short lived as by 2010 Jenna’s body began to reject the transplanted organ. Desperate Jenna’s mom returned back to the internet for help but also turned to social media sites such as the popular blogging sites i-korn and xanga.com to make her voice heard. While Jenna appreciates her mom’s efforts, sometimes it bothers her. “Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed because I’m a very private person and knowing so many people know about my problem on the Internet and stuff it’s very stressful for me. But that’s what you have to do to get a kidney. “ Jenna and her family are well aware of
the odds she’s up against as nationally, 96,314 other people are waiting for a kidney even Dr. Edmund Huang, an assistant professor of medicine who specializes in nephrology at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center says “By far, it is the mostwanted organ on the waiting list. In Los Angeles, people usually have to wait 8 to 10 years before they get a donor kidney”. On top of this Jenna Franks blood type is O the second most difficult match to make narrowly missing B for the longest wait. However Franks remains optimistic on her search as she posted a 13 minute video on YouTube launched a Facebook fan page and has even received 250 plus emails from supporters saying they will call the Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California to see if they are a match. The support of strangers is extremely important now more than ever because if Jenna fails to find a replacement she is expected to go on dialysis in mid-June.
Leaving the shark tanks, I journeyed through “Lorikeet Forest,” a 3,200-sq-ft outdoor aviary where a crashing waterfall and lush trees are home to brilliantly colored lorikeets, which normally live in the coastal lowlands of Australia. In this rainforest, I bought a cup of nectar and hand fed flocks of chirping birds as they landed on my
arms and head. On Sunday, July 21, from 9am - 5pm, the Aquarium will host Explorers Day, where guests will have the opportunity to meet and hear from historical and modern-day ocean explorers, see demonstrations of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) under water, and watch live video feeds from
three deep-sea exploration vessels. NOAA, NASA, and other agencies and organizations engaged in ocean exploration will feature educational booths. The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, CA. For information call (562) 590-3109 or visit www.aquariumofpacific.org.
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Rep. Schiff hosts roundtable with Los Angeles public safety agencies to discuss ways to minimize helicopter noise Rep. Adam Schiff (DBurbank) hosted a roundtable with homeowners and representatives of public safety agencies recently on the issue of helicopter noise in Los Angeles County. Schiff has introduced the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act (H.R. 456), which would require the FAA to set regulations relating to flight paths and altitudes for helicopter flights in Los Angeles County. The bill exempts operations related to emergency, law enforcement or military activities, and the purpose of today's roundtable was to explore voluntary measures these agencies could undertake to reduce noise in nonemergency situations. “Since this legislation was introduced in 2011, we have been engaged in a thoughtful conversation with all of the stakeholders – home owners associations, helicopter pilots, news agencies and other community groups – which has resulted in an FAA study and a sub-
sequent report that we expect to be issued this week,” said Rep. Schiff. “There is little doubt that police, first responders and other public safety helicopters comprise a portion of helicopter noise in residential communities across Los Angeles County, and while these agencies, of necessity are excluded from the bill, we will be working with them to reduce their contribution to the noise when doing so would not compromise their vital operations. These agencies can contribute to the solution as well, and it’s my hope that today’s roundtable will be the first of many steps to help homeowners across Los Angeles get a little peace and quiet from helicopter noise.” The roundtable provided an opportunity for homeowners to discuss with the public safety agencies the practices they find most disruptive and intrusive. The free flowing conversation allowed members of the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition (LAAHNC)
to also offer suggestions for how the public safety agencies could improve their interaction with the communities they fly above and minimize the disturbances on those communities. The public safety agencies – with representatives from Los Angeles Police Department, Glendale and Burbank police departments, Los Angeles City Fire, LA County Fire, Los Angeles County Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol, the Coast Guard and the U.S. Army – had the opportunity to respond to the concerns and requests of the homeowners. This roundtable was an important first step in strengthening the homeowners’ and the public safety agencies’ understanding on this critical issue. Hopefully, it will lay the foundation for a continued dialogue and feedback that will ensure improved relations and interactions between the public safety agencies and the communities they serve.
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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 concert-goers will want to break out their best dancing shoes for Dance Fever. Dancing With The Stars sensation Derek Hough, fresh off the heels of his most recent Mirror Ball Trophy victory, takes center stage with the orchestra during a fun-fueled line-up of songs including tributes to Elvis, Abba and Michael Jackson. More surprises are on tap for the don’t-miss program that also includes 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 incomparable 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 preconcert family friendly activities and gourmet dining options including a full bar. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Table and lawn seating on the plush green grass of Santa Anita Race Track’s infield concert lawn are
available, complete with the area’s best unobstructed view of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. For those who can’t attend Cal Phil’s Saturday concerts, Sunday matinees at the incomparable Walt Disney Concert Hall are the perfect option. Celebrating its 10th anniversary at Los Angeles’ premier music venue, Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall Sunday performances start 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 email@example.com.
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in successfully understanding the debilitating problems of diabetes patients,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., chief executive officer and Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair at City of Hope. “Dr. Soon-Shiong began his storied career to improve diabetes care. The fact that the commitment honors the Shapiros, whose family has supported City of Hope for more than half of our institutional history and who were instrumental in helping establish City of Hope’s diabetes program, makes it even more special.” Soon-Shiong, a worldrenowned surgeon, in-
ventor and philanthropist who developed two leading pharmaceutical companies, and his wife have committed to support City of Hope as part of their foundation’s continuing work to fight diabetes and cancer – transforming the treatment of patients in America. With this pledge, their foundation honors the Shapiros, who themselves have a distinguished legacy of supporting diabetes research at City of Hope. “We offer this donation humbly and in the proud tradition of two dear friends and devoted supporters of diabetes research in America,”
remarked Soon-Shiong. “City of Hope has a legacy of improving lives and, indeed, empowering hope for countless individuals who suffer from this debilitating disease. We look forward to supporting this wonderful organization as they continue to make great strides in working toward a cure.” This latest gift to City of Hope will continue the legacy of diabetes research that the Shapiros helped launch, bringing additional active research to the Diabetes Research Center and aiding in the recruitment and retention of a nationally recognized leader in the field of diabetes research.
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Grand opening of indoor soccer rink The City of Glendale, Community Services & Parks (CSP) Department would like to invite the community to the grand opening of the Indoor Soccer Rink at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. The grand opening will be held Saturday June 8, 2013 between 11am-1pm at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. There will be exhi-
bition games played by youth and senior teams among others. Free hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be served. Become one of the first players to play in the new Indoor Soccer Rink. Starting June 1st, the Indoor Soccer rink will be available for field time and reservations Monday through Thursday and Fri-
day through Sunday based on availability. Admission to the opening and parking are free. Attendees are encouraged to park in the parking structure off of Verdugo Rd. For more information, please call Lara Dalyan at (818) 548-2787 or Onnig Bulanikian at (818) 5483248.
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habitable environment that policymakers must address now to avoid the degradation of humanity’s relative health and prosperity along with broad solutions to the challenges outlined: Climate change – Forecasts show that Earth will be hotter than the human species has ever experienced by the year 2070. Extinctions – At the current rate of species extinction, the world will see the loss of 75 percent of vertebrate species within as little as three centuries. Loss of ecosystems – As of 2012, more than 40 percent of Earth’s ice-free lands
have been changed by human activity, causing species extinction and other impacts to Earth’s biodiversity. Pollution – Increasing levels of toxic substances in the environment put over 100 million people at direct risk of health problems. Population growth and consumption – Human population growth contributes to global environmental disruption by adding greenhouse gases and toxic pollutants to the environment and altering ecosystems. The full text of the statement and the list of the over 500 scientists who signed the document are available on
the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere website. The signatories hail from 44 countries and include two Nobel laureates, 33 members of the U.S. National Academy of the Sciences and members of international scientific academies. The statement’s lead writer is Anthony Barnosky, University of California, Berkeley, professor of integrative biology. Barnosky was the lead author of a scientific paper in 2012 that warned Earth is dangerously close to a tipping point at which climate change is fundamentally altering the biological make-up of the planet.
Whole Foods Market stores go the distance; partner with local nonprofit Whole Foods Market's Arroyo and Pasadena stores will donate five percent of net sales on June 5 to help strengthen local families for long-term success On June 5, Whole Foods Market will help shoppers support local children and families with a Community Giving Day to benefit Five Acres -- a local nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to strengthening at risk families. The historied organization provides successful solutions to more than 6,500 children and families in crisis every year throughout Southern California. “Partnering with Whole Foods Market will help raise public awareness and much-needed funds, allowing Five Acres to provide critical resources to continue our mission of strengthening local families for long-term success and ensuring safe, loving environments for children in need,” said Jay Sanders, chief advancement officer of Five Acres. The following Whole Foods Market stores will be
participating in the upcoming Community Support Day with Five Acres: • Whole Foods Market Arroyo 465 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105 • Whole Foods Market Pasadena 3751 E. Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107 As part of its commitment to supporting local causes in the communities in which it works, all of Whole Foods Market’s locations nationwide hold Community Support Days several times a year and donates five percent of that day’s net sales to a local nonprofit or educational organization. “Five Acres is an organization that strives to create positive change by providing for children who will one day lead our communities,” said Cindy Estorga, Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway, marketing supervisor
of Whole Foods Market. “In California alone, there are more than 58,000 children in the foster care system. Every child deserves a safe, loving and permanent family. We couldn’t be happier to contribute to making that vision come to life.” Founded in 1888, Five Acres has been caring for children in need, connecting them with safe, loving families and strengthening families for long-term success. The programs they provide include residential care and education, mental health services in homes and schools, foster care and adoptions, domestic violence prevention and a non-public WASC accredited school. For more information on Five Acres, please visit www.fiveacres. org. For additional information on Whole Foods Market, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com.
PRESCRIBING FOR SLEEP APNEA? YOUR DME COMPANY LETTING YOU DOWN? If you’re frustrated with your DME provider, find out why thousands of physicians prefer “Classic”
We relieve you from the burden of answering day-to-day equipment issues.
“Sleep” is our specialty. That’s right, no oxygen, scooters, wheelchairs, beds or other DME. We supply only PAP equipment and related replenishment supplies. This allows us to be real experts in what we do and to concentrate on delivering the patient care that matters. The fact we serve more than 18,000 patients over 18 states and are growing rapidly is testament to our focus and commitment to delivering timely setup and having happy and compliant patients.
able to continue to collect usage data.
Compliance through great patient care
When calling patients we use data generated from our proprietary Download on Demand® software. This takes the raw data streams from patient’s modems, parses the data to produce compliance reports containing key data points and a graph that our clinicians use so that they can have an intelligent conversation with the patient based on that patient’s actual use of their equipment. Of course patients can (and do!) call in to our patient care center for help and advice from our clinicians at any time.
is what really sets us apart from the pack. Our licensed respiratory professionals (respiratory therapists and registered sleep techs) work with patients from the time of setup and throughout their therapy with one goal in mind…to ensure they quickly adapt to their therapy and stay compliant over time.
Our CPAP Circle of Care® program
was carefully designed to achieve this. The first step of the program is for one of our licensed respiratory therapists to complete the setup faceto-face with the patient, either in their home or their doctor’s office, usually within 72 hours of approval. Our R/T will set the machine to the prescription and then educate the patient on its use, care and maintenance. And educate the patient on what to expect over the first days and weeks of their therapy. We set up all patients on the highest quality machines fitted with wireless modems (regardless of insurance). And we leave the modems on the machine indefinitely so as to be
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After setup patients are passed to our patient care center for ongoing compliance care. Our licensed clinicians make outgoing calls at 72 hours, 30 days and 90 days after setup to interdict any problems patients may be having. A field R/T will make a re-visit to a patient in their home where a problem cannot be resolved over the phone.
Download on Demand® - Driving Compliance
Our goal is to have happy, compliant patients while taking the brunt of the every-day questions patients invariably have. This relieves the burden from our referring physician’s offices who otherwise have to deal with this call volume, and depending on the experience of the doctor in this field, may not be able to answer typical questions the patient has regarding equipment issues (e.g. how to fix a leaking mask).
So you’ve heard it all before? All the DME’s brag that they’re the best and have a great compliance and supply replenishment program.... everybody talks the talk...so who do you believe? Your patients...that’s who! We’ll prove it to you. Send us two or three patients and then ask your patients about the care they received and their opinion of the process... then compare the results to your existing DME provider. Talk to your staff about the interaction they have with our office. Look at our documentation. Reach out to Bill Kleiman (contact info below) to set up an inservice over lunch with your staff to go over our program and answer any questionvs you may have.
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If you are not currently screening your patients for sleep apnea and would like to learn more about how we can help you, please call.
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The prescribing doctor receives documentation by eFax (or electronically via EMR system integration), starting with confirmation of receipt of the referral through every touch we have with the patient. This includes a copy of the 2-page compliance reports containing our Download on Demand® data and a copy of the notes made by our clinician during a call. Our proprietary systems automate the flow of documentation keeping referring doctors completely informed about their patients’ progress and ensure physicians have the documentation they need for follow-up consultations with their patients.
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Cell (818) 515-6906 | Office toll free 888 707-2454 | Office Fax 888-249-3875 30851 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills CA 91301
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Built in 2006 this beautiful custom single story home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, living room, family room with fireplace, formal dining, large gourmet kitchen, walk-in pantry, pull down stairs to attic, laundry room, 3 car detached garage, studio/ workshop with 2 large rooms and ½ bath. (R440) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
4 bedrooms, 2 bath east facing home with Arcadia Schools on an amazing nearly 16,000 sq.ft. flat lot. Formal dining area, family room, breakfast nook, fireplace, newer windows, forced air & central air and a 2 car detached garage. Lots of room for expansion or build your dream home. (3/2329) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
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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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
Beautiful private secluded home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. One level 2,371 sq.ft. home on huge 18,750 sq.ft. lot. Country kitchen with breakfast counter. Living room with beautiful fireplace. Hardwood flooring and carpeting throughout. Patio’s and sports court. Oversized two car detached garage. (O39) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
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
Industrial Space. Move into one, enjoy the income from the other. Two 3000+ sq. ft. buildings on a 22000 sq. ft. lot. Ideal for vehicle storage to the rear of the buildings. Large loading doors front and rear easy access. Close to 60 Freeway.(C2416) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123
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This home is situated in a wide cul-de-sac, on a large lot (over 15,000sf). Features include 4 bed/2 bath, living room with fireplace, dual pane windows, plantation shutters, central air, inside laundry and 2 car garage. Extra long driveway and a huge backyard. (CHE) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM) te on lM E M US1-5P orth E O H . ,N EN SUN d. OPT. & hito R SA Ranc 6 64 11
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
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
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This spacious one level condominium is located in the Heart of Arcadia and features 3bed/2ba, living room & dining area, great kitchen w/Alder cabinets and granite counters. Secluded Master bedroom features its own paradise balcony. Laundry area is conveniently located in the hallway, adjacent to it is an enclosed patio with sliding glass doors which can also be used as a den/office room. The grounds are well maintained and the association offers sparkling pool & spa. (FAI) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888
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Beautiful spacious condo features 2bed/2ba with sweeping views. Living room with cozy fireplace, remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry and gorgeous granite tops. Other features include recess lighting & crown-molding. The Master bedroom with balcony and private bathroom custom built shower, dual sinks, and walk-in closet. There are two single car garages. This home is Located in a gated community surrounding a private lake near APU & Citrus College. (LAK) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888
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Don’t miss this charming single-level home in the Creekside Village area of Ontario with easy access to the 60 freeway. This home is in fantastic shape with newer windows throughout, updated kitchen, and a gorgeous bathroom that was part a large permitted addition. The attached garage is oversized and has laundry hook-ups. Association pool/spa, playground, tennis courts, and more. This could be a great starter home and/or investment opportunity. (EVE) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888
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Two Separate Homes in Mayflower Village On Large Lot with their own yards. One home feautures 3 Bed/ 1 ba approx (1114 sq.ft.) w/ Pool and 2 car garage. The other home features 2 bed/1 ba (approx 776 sq ft.), 1 car garage and new exterior paint. Very near Arcadia border. Live in one and rent the other! (FAI) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.COM)
Very nice duplex in Monrovia. Newly remodeled units each with 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen with granite counter top, laundry area, windows, tile & laminate floors throughout. Both units have small yards. Two car garage. (O533) 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
Cute corner lot home with huge backyard. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom. Tile, wood and laminate flooring throughout. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. Dual pane windows keep the home cool in summer. Attached 2 car garage. (J7891) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451 WWW.C21VILLAGE.COM
Cute 3 BR 2 full BA home in popular NE Pasadena. Newer windows, updated mstr.ba w/Jacuzzi freshly painted interior, new carpet throughout. Central HV/AC. Two car detached garage w/auto opener. Perfect move up from condo or quality rental investment.(D2649) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM (626) 445-0123
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
3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Over 1200 sq feet of living space plus a bright, airy enclosed sunroom which opens onto a covered patio – The kitchen and the guest bath were both updated in 2013. Large master suite, Bedroom/office has spacious deck with gorgeous views of the mountains and valley. 2 car attached garage, washer & dryer, gardener, security system, washer/dryer, fridge and BBQ are all included!(P13253) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123
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Lovely, remodeled and upgraded single family home on quiet cul-desac. 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 (WWW.CENTURY21EARLL.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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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
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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
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38 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE