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Bill to enable more dog parks signed into law

Credit card skimming operation busted

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to help local governments create dog parks was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. The idea for the bill came from Glendale City Councilmember Laura Friedman, who told Gatto that liability concerns were preventing small- and medium-sized cities from siting dog parks. “When Glendale was considering opening a dog park, one of the biggest concerns was protecting the City from liability,” said Friedman. “I approached Assemblyman Gatto and am glad to see real action Please see page 2

Key senate committee passes Holden bill to give military a tax break Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to give service members a tax break when they are transferred to California was approved today by the Senate Governance & Finance Committee. AB 143, the Military Use Tax Exemption, would eliminate use taxes – a type of sales tax – on personal property purchased by an active duty military member who has been transferred into the state. “California is home to nearly 13% of active duty Please see page 6

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 13, 2013 the Glendale Police Department – Financial Crimes Unit executed search warrants on a ring of identity theft suspects. Over the last several months, an investigation of nine locations and nine suspects was conducted in cooperation with Orange County Sheriff’s Department, LASD – Identity Theft Task Force, Los Angeles Police Department, California Attorney General’s Office, and United States Secret Service. The warrant searches on the morning of August 13 resulted in the arrest of seven suspects, with three remaining outstanding. The identity theft investigation began in January 2013 when Glendale Officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 BMW with tinted windows. Officers recognized the passenger of the vehicle as a person of interest for identity theft by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Their investigation has been ongoing since June of 2011. The traffic-stop investigation resulted in the arrest of two suspects for posses-

Edgar Alaverdyan

Edvard Martirosyan

Levon Mkrtchian

Emil Andy Morkus

Serob Yegoyan

sion of re-encoded credit cards [passenger Levon Mkrtchian and driver, currently outstanding, David Yezgatyan]. They were later released pending further investigation. Subsequently, members of the Financial Crimes Unit conducted a joint investigation with federal, state, county and local agencies over the next sev-

eral months. The investigation revealed that suspects installed credit card skimming devices on gasoline pumps in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas, stealing victims’ credit card information. All crimes involve Identity Theft, Possession of Access Card Information and Conspiracy to commit

such acts. Seized during the investigation were credit card skimmers, computers, components to en-code blank cards, guns, methamphetamine, marijuana, approximately $60,000.00 in cash and two trucks holding bladder tanks to purchase gas at stations with the re-encoded cards stolen from victims.

Three arrested for robbing West Covina council member’s home By Shel Segal Three men have been arrested after robbing the home of West Covina City Council Member Andrew McIntyre and several other Southern California residences, officials said. Police arrested Jonathan Joseph Wattie, 32 of Whittier, Amanda Joyce Castro, 22 of Pomona and Rodney Diondre Morris, 21 of South Los Angeles. Morris is also currently on active probation for robbery, officials said. All three suspects have been booked for robbery, receiving stolen property and conspiracy at the San Bernardino County Jail with bail currently set at $1 million each. Officials said it is believed that this case McIntyre

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being robbed was a random act and that he was not targeted because of his position with the city. McIntyre’s home on Fircroft Street was robbed late on Aug. 8, officials said. The robbers allegedly pulled up to his home, got out of their car and approached McIntyre while one was holding a gun. McIntyre said he handed over his wallet, which contained his city council member badge. The suspect then ran across the street to a waiting vehicle described as a white Acura Integra occupied by a second male and then sped away, officials said. A day later, the suspects Please see page 5

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County of LA disappointed with court of appeals decision on water quality The County of Los Angeles is disappointed with an opinion issued Thursday by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that holds the County and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District responsible for storm water and urban runoff pollution. The opinion comes just seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed an earlier opinion by the Ninth Circuit in the same case, which was brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Santa Monica Baykeeper against the County and the District. Gail Farber, Chief Engineer of the Flood Control Please see page 5

Daycare center shut down after toddler tested positive for pot Unsafe conditions force city to shut down operation Police shuttered a home daycare center in Glendale Wednesday and arrested its director after a 2-year-old girl tested positive for marijuana, according to numerous reports. Bina’s Family Child Care Center, in the 3200 block of Orange Avenue, was closed after police found “mouse and rat droppings and drug paraphernalia -- a bong -- suggesting marijuana use at the home.” The home also had no electricity and the toilets were not working, police confirmed. In addition they found evidence that the home was completely unsanitary. The 2 year old toddler was transported to hospital and the condition is unknown at this time.

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The center’s director, Roubena Hartounian, 50, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the case.. Hartounian lives in Tujunga,

she uses Glendale property as the day care center according to police reports. A criminal investigation is ongoing.


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20 police officers from 10 agencies graduate LA Sheriff’s Academy A total of 20 police officers recently graduated from Class 394 of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy, where recruit sheriff’s deputies and police officers from many local police agencies attend to receive their training. Four female and sixteen male police officers from the Baldwin Park, Culver City, El Monte, Gardena, Los Angeles School, Montebello and San Gabriel Police Departments; as well as the California Department of Insurance, Fraud Division; California Department of Motor Vehicles, Investigations Division; and California State Lottery, Security and Law Enforcement, graduated from the Sheriff’s Training Academy in Whittier during ceremonies held on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center. Chief Steven Zipperman of the Los Angeles School Police Department delivered inspirational remarks to

the graduates and their guests. As part of the graduation, a badgepinning ceremony was conducted, with the new police officers receiving their badges from a family member or loved one. After receiving their graduation certificates, the graduates were officially sworn in as peace officers by Sheriff Lee Baca. In a special segment

“The smart way to deal with stupid people” Local Author David Silvey will be at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena - Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m.

“The Smart Way to Deal with Stupid People” is a practical and resourceful “how-to” guide to help readers get what they want – when they want – from people who are in the way in just five easy and “smart way” steps. Written by David E. Silvey, a customer satisfaction and operations manager, the book offers witty and honest anecdotes about his own experiences, providing inspiration and support for any reader in a stressful situation. -Courtesy Photo Available on Amazon of the ceremony, Officer Kindle, Nook, and Lulu, Nicholas Alexander “The Smart Way to Deal Wells of the Culver City with Stupid People” breaks Police Department, was down how readers can efnamed the Honor and fectively get what they Academic Recruit for want when they want it in Class #394. This award five anxiety-free and “smart is given to the recruit way” steps. It demonstrates who achieves the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, marksmanship, and physical performance throughout the training period. Glendale Beautiful will host their Fall Dinner on Friday, September 6, 2013. In celebration of Glendale Beautiful’s 63rd year, the event will be hosted at the Casa Adobe San Rafael with catering by Damon’s. Social with appetizers begins at 5:30 pm with dinner service at

to our weekly readers’ choice winner

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what you need or want. It’s as brilliant as it is simple. I use his method regularly.” Carmen Berry, MSW, New York Times bestselling author of “Girlfriends, When Helping You is Hurting Me” and “Take the “U” Out of Clutter.” After graduating from Grove City College with a bachelor’s degree in management engineering, author David E. Silvey worked as a systems and industrial engineer before earning his M.B.A. from Regent University. Currently, Silvey works as a customer satisfaction and operations manager at a small accounting firm in Pasadena, Calif. He resides in Altadena, Calif., with his wife Beth, and their daughter, Jolee.

Glendale Beautiful presents its fall dinner Friday, Sept. 6 - 5:30 pm

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how readers can successfully navigate frustrating situations and people in a conflict-free way. In “The Smart Way,” readers learn how to prepare themselves mentally by being aware and clear about what they want in order to productively get what they want and need. Not only does Silvey teach readers how to accomplish this, he also shows how to create a winwin situation by helping the "other" person standing in their way get what he or she wants and needs, too. “No reason to be frustrated with that hotel clerk, store manager or governmental worker any longer! David Silvey shows how to quickly turn an obstacle into an ally who will be delighted to help you get

6:00 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Elizabeth Queen, a senior in the Bob Cole, Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Ms. Queen has performed in “Paradise Lost,” “Mozart Requiem,” “Rigoletto” as Gilda, “Le nozze di Figaro”

as Cherubino, and “The Old Maid and the Thief” as Miss Pinkerton. Admission is $25. Reservations can be made by calling Myra Kendall at (818) 242-3689 or mailing checks to Glendale Beautiful, P.O. Box 1307, Glendale, CA 91209 before August 30.

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to address this problem for Glendale and other cities.” Gatto’s AB 265 limits the liability that cities and counties face when operating dog parks and protects them from litigants who claim, for example, that they were unaware of potential dangers. The current legal situation is muddled, causing many local governments to feel uncertain about potential liability. Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes echoed the importance of AB 265. “As a Councilman, I must be responsible with the city’s public finances and ensure that Burbank is protected from liability. Assemblyman Gatto’s bill provides greater certainty that Burbank’s potential future investment in a dog park will not come back to bite us.”

AB 265’s Republican supporter, Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego), who served eight years on the San Diego City Council, expressed similar sentiments, saying “this bill would have made my life significantly easier when I was on the San Diego City Council and trying to site a dog park.” “Dog parks help build safer and stronger communities by providing a public space for neighbors to interact while training and socializing their dogs,” said Assemblyman Gatto. “We should not allow liability concerns to be a barrier to creating these open spaces, especially in small- and medium-sized cities that cannot afford to self-insure.” Jennifer Fearing of the Humane Society of the United States emphasized the social importance of

dog parks, especially for animal lovers with physical ailments. “Dog parks enable senior citizens and people with disabilities, who cannot always walk their dogs, a safe alternative,” said Fearing. “The Humane Society is glad for an opportunity to support a bill with the noble goal of nurturing the humananimal bond.” Precedent exists for the state limiting liability to encourage specialized open spaces. In 1997, the state imposed limited liability under certain circumstances for cities that open skate parks. State lawmakers reasoned that more recreation opportunities were needed, but that skateboarding is inherently dangerous, and should be done at the users’ risk, and without massive liability for cities and their taxpayers.


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27th Annual ASID Pasadena Home & Kitchen Tour joins efforts to end homelessness in San Gabriel Valley A local group of interior designers is gearing up for the 27th year of their popular fall Pasadena Home & Kitchen Tour, “A Day of Great Design.” And for the first time in its history, leaders of the Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers say they will donate a portion of the tour’s proceeds to help end homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley. Tickets will go on sale August 1st for this year’s event—to be held Sunday, October 6th-- featuring selfguided tours of professionally designed interiors of four spectacular homes in Pasadena, La Cañada and Arcadia. From warm contemporary to “green” upcountry, the public can see first-hand an eclectic selection of top-trend kitchens and other living spaces using state-of-the-art appliances and materials. Event organizers say these homes are “prime examples” of the excellent work by the member interior designers. But what makes this year special, they say, is that 10 percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to Union Station Homeless Services of Pasadena, to honor the nonprofit’s 40th anniversary of service to the homeless of the San Gabriel Valley. "By purchasing a ticket for our Home and Kitchen Tour, our attendees are contributing to solving the problem of homelessness in our own community,” said 2013 Tour Chair Marlene Oliphant. “Designers are in the business of creating dream homes for their clients, but it is also our dream that everyone has a place to call home. We hope to make a difference in many people’s lives." Ticket holders can meet and talk with the designers and see the latest in-home products from event sponsors and industry partners. Attendees can also shop unique boutiques selling gifts, clothing and

accessories and enjoy complementary pastries and coffee, courtesy of Bristol Farms. "We’ve been opening the doors of beautiful homes designed by our members to the public for more than a quarter of a century,” said Oliphant. “It’s easy to see the benefit of hiring one of our professional designers to create a home that suits the owner’s lifestyle and budget.” When: The 27th Annual ASID Pasadena Chapter Home & Kitchen Tour will be held Sunday, October 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Homes: La Cañada “Green” Up-country home, Eileen Atwood of Sierra Custom Kitchens, Inc. Modern ranch, Sara Ingrassia of Sara Ingrassia Interiors Pasadena French Colonial, Rozalynn Woods of Rozalynn Woods Interior Design Arcadia Warm contemporary, Jennifer Bevan and Denise Ranalli of Jennifer Bevan Interiors To arrange for press photos of interiors, contact Gretchen McNally at (626) 795-6898. Tickets: $35 advance and $40 on the day of the tour. Call (626) 795-6898 or go to www.asidpasadena. org. Tickets are also available at: ASID Office, Pasadena Chapter, 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 108, Pasadena (626) 795-6898 Anthony’s Framing Gallery, 1120 Huntington Drive, San Marino (800) 237-2634 Pizzaz Hair Salon, 840 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada (818) 790-1334 Sierra Custom Kitchens & Baths, 2534 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 7928080 MD Appliances, 1428 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada (818) 790-2727

The Social Whirl GLAZA Duttenhaver Animal Conservation Study

Angel Bai (Arcadia), second from left, and Mary VanDyke (Pasadena), far right, both student volunteers at the Los Angeles Zoo, were among six youngsters and two adult mentors* who spent an extraordinary "summer vacation" conducting research in Thailand as part of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's Duttenhaver Animal Conservation Field Study program. Their unusual, life-changing experiences in late July included working alongside scientists at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF), a Thai non-profit organization based in Chiang Rai. With Asian elephants in Thailand particularly endangered (approximately 1,500 left in captivity, 2,000 remaining in the wild in Thailand, and fewer than 50,000 throughout Asia), the scientists' goals to understand elephant behavior will result both to better understand the evolution of intelligence in non-primates, and to potentially develop human-elephant conflict mitigation protocols. The Duttenhaver Animal Conservation Field Study is a hands-on scientific research program series funded for the last six years through the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association by Linda Duttenhaver, whose philanthropy focuses on opportunities for students. (l-r) Darianne Salinas, Angel Bai, Yuval Dohn, Sasha Montero, Jennie Becker (adult mentor), Jonathan Gonzalez, Sean den Bok (adult mentor) and Mary VanDyke. -Photo Courtesy of GLAZA


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Probate Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMIN-ISTER ESTATE OF YUEN YEE FU WONG Case No. BP144068

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of YUEN YEE FU WONG A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Joe K. Wong in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Joe K. Wong be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the dece-dent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Sept. 9, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your ap-pearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowl-edgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: EDWARD S INOUYE ESQ SBN 107794 LAW OFFICES OF EDWARD S INOUYE 2601 MAIN ST STE 770 IRVINE CA 92614 CN889064 Aug 19,22,26, 2013 MONTEREY PARK PRESS

Trustee Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0018797 Title Order No. 12-0031916 APN No. 5322-023-022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/21/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SAROJA PURASINGHE AND ANURUDDHA PERERA, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/21/2007 and recorded 5/31/2007, as Instrument No. 20071310094, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/10/2013 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 800 N CARDOVA ST, ALHAMBRA, CA, 91801. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $838,528.65. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0018797. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 06/13/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.172823 8/12, 8/19, 8/26/2013 ALHAMBRA PRESS

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0102386 Title Order No. 11-0083274 APN No. 5625-035-014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NOE DEVORA, AND MAGDELIA DEVORA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 05/24/2005 and recorded 6/3/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1297304, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/18/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 217 THOMPSON AVENUE, GLENDALE, CA, 91201. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $885,088.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-0102386. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 12/28/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246156 8/19, 8/26, 9/02/2013 GLENDALE INDEPENDENT

Copa Vida Tea and Coffee House opens in Pasadena during the August Moon BY TERRY MILLER Okay, so someone has opened yet another coffee and tea shop in Pasadena… big deal, you say, right? Well broadly speaking, yes, it is a very big deal. At Copa Vida , the art of tea, coffee and conversation goes well above and beyond the known dominion of cafes and counter culture. Copa Vida propels one into a pungent alternate universe where coffee and tea experts transform not only how you drink and what but how you’ll feel about the rich history of the tea and coffee growers of the world plus you’ll learn what it really means to operate a fair and direct trade business. Genuinely passionate about their business, Steve Chang and wife Elaina opened Copa Vida in the old red white and bluezz location at 70 South Raymond last week in Old Pasadena to immediate shining reviews from customers and friends who attended their grand opening. The idea: keep it simple and do it exceptionally well, be fair and honest. Copa Vida tastefully remodeled the old red white and bluezz location into a sparse gathering place where you can enjoy solo coffee or sit with others for stimulating conversation. The mesosphere is light and full of aromas which are enchantingly distinctive and inspiring at the same time. They’ll invite you to sit in one of two rooms and experience diverse worlds of flavor. Educating the palate, as well as the mind. Principally, Copa Vida is two separate cafes under the same historic roof in Old Pasadena. One is devoted to the fine art of tea, tea making and education plus steeping and appreciating the best teas from around the world. During our recent visit we were treated to a special tea ceremony in which customers get to sample three exceptional teas at various stages of heat and steeping while poured into a small vessel where you inhale the aroma. Not unlike the way you would experience a fine wine you then pour the tea into another vessel and repeat the aroma assessment with the first, now empty, vessel. Sounds complicated, but really its quite simple and a very pleasing way to experience tea and the company of others. Out tea expert this day

Steve Chang, owner of Copa Vida shows off one of his elaborate drink machines. -Photo by Terry Miller

was Do Kim who was serving Red Blossom teas with a minimum steep time of 40 seconds prepared in a Gong Fu tea set. Kim told guests that the tea we experienced was picked from Lugu Mountain in Taiwan. An exceptional tea , rich in history and left me wondering why I ever put milk and sugar with my British teas. A fine tea should require no sweetening but they do offer honey as well as other natural sweeteners if you so desire for your teas and coffee. Lugu Township, located in Nantou County, just above Jhushan, has all of the qualities needed for growing tea including generous elevation (between 600 and 1,200 meters), a cool climate, fresh mountain spring water and fertile land. Its specialty is tungTing Dongding Oolong Tea, which is produced on and around Dongding Mountain. Although not the first place to plant tea in Taiwan, Lugu's tea history does extend back some 150 years, to 1855, when a Lugu resident, Lin Feng-chi, traveled to China's Fujian Province for the imperial civil service examination. When he returned, he brought the happy news of his success and 36 tea plants. Twelve of these adapted well to Lugu's Dongding Mountain conditions, and so began the cultivation of Dongding Oolong, a prized tea that is exported all over the world. The other room is devoted to the love of coffee in all its aromatic grandeur. From the traditional to the lesser known cold coffees, one can sense the care and love that has gone into their choices.

Chang along with his staff of eight is highly knowledgeable when it comes to tea and coffee origins, and all the intricacies therein. Copa Vida is a strong advocate of free and fair trade in this (and other) businesses. As Chang puts it, “ I really love tea and coffee…” but he’s very careful about where he buys. That passion is evident in the creation of each and every drink prepared at Copa Vida. Chang says the experiences either at the coffee or tea room is ‘gender neutral’ whereas in some enterprises tea ( or high tea) could be considered more of a feminine experience. On a recent trip to Costa Rica and Rome, Chang and his wife fell in love with coffee again while experiencing some of the traditional methods of brewing craft teas and coffees along with ancient methods combined with modern technology to create what Chang says is the Copa Vida experience. One of my strong recommendations has to be the Freddo: a very slow brewed craft coffee of exceptional quality and refreshing flavor, served cold. Actually, cold slowed drip brewed for 15 hours. Truly outstanding. Direct Trade and a philosophy of passion for his customers’ enjoyment of coffee and tea, is Chang’s mantra. Chang also has plans to continue the music tradition red white and bluezz created over the years with live music on the weekends. Copa Vida is located at 70 South Raymond on the corner of Green Street. Call (626) 213-3952 for more information or visit their website at copa-vida.com.


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Summer fun and food in Avila Beach By Greg Aragon If I close my eyes I can almost see the old wooden pier standing in the sea and hear the rocks rolling in the waves outside my window. I can almost feel the refreshing ocean breeze filter through my beach-front room. And I can almost taste all the wonderful food I had during my recent getaway to Avila Beach. It all began last week when a friend and I drove about three hours north of Los Angeles to the charming little beachside town, where we checked into Avila Lighthouse Suites and set up camp for a couple nights. Located across from the beach, Avila Lighthouse Suites is a bright and cheerful boutique hotel, reminiscent of a Californian watercolor painting. The hotel’s exterior is highlighted by a an iconic wooden tower, sitting above an outdoor heated pool and spa, a small putting green and life-size

chess board in a spacious plaza. Inside the 54-room boutique hotel, the rooms are modern and comfortable. Our two-room suite boasted a bedroom with two queen beds, a large flat screen TV, and a fireplace; a living room with sofa bed, chair, office desk and another fireplace; a full sized kitchen, with large refrigerator and all the amenities. The room also came with free wireless Internet and a large private balcony overlooking the pool and the Avila Boardwalk and beach. From the balcony we watched boats sail past the pier, people relaxing in the sand, and all the action on the boardwalk. The lanai was also a great place to unwind at night with a bottle of wine. Once settled in the room, we took a short drive to Gardens of Avila Restaurant, where we met Chef Robert Trestor and enjoyed an incredible dinner. Located in a garden setting at Sycamore Mineral Springs Spa & Resort, the restaurant serves California Coastal wine-

country cuisine and showcases the bounty of local and organic farms, ranches and culinary artisans in the Central Coast area region. Before eating, Chef Trestor showed us his personal garden, where he grows herbs and spices for his daily creations. We then sat down to a bowl of roasted corn soup, with smoked jalapeno, bacon and brioche croutons, followed by Morro Bay oysters, fresh tomato and garden radish. For the main course my friend went with an incredibly tender prime sirloin cap, with braised greens, crushed potatoes, bone marrow crust, bordelaise. I devoured pan roasted sea scallops, brown butter roasted squash, bacon, and apple glaze. After dinner we headed back to Lighthouse Suites and soaked in the Jacuzzi. In the morning I worked out at the fitness center, enjoyed the hotel’s free continental breakfast. We then drove a couple miles down the coast to Port San Luis Harbor, where we strolled along the 1,320-ft-long Harford

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District and Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, said the decision adopts an argument about stormwater monitoring that the court expressly rejected in two previous decisions in the same case by the same judges. “We view this as another legal skirmish in a case we thought had been resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court,” Farber said. “It is unfortunate that this case continues to divert public resources away from the work of improving water quality in the LA region.” “We will continue to work collaboratively with cities, regulatory agencies, and the environmental com-

munity to enhance water quality and protect our waterways,” she added.

The District is considering its further options in light of Thursday’s decision.

Pier. Originally built in 1878 by John Harford, this massive dock is one of the last piers that the public can still drive a car on, as there are about 10 parking spots at the end for the local businesses. On the pier we saw fishermen preparing their daily catch, while giant pelicans watched over them, and we encountered a herd of sea lions jostling for

sleeping spots on the wooden deck below. While here we had a plate of fresh ceviche and an order of deep fried Washington oysters at Pete’s Pierside Cafe & Fish Market (www.petespiersidecafe.com). After lunch we drove to the historic Port of San Luis Lighthouse (www.SanLuisLighthouse. org). Built in 1889. this is the last Prairie Victorian model lighthouse left on the

West Coast. For more information on Avila Lighthouse Suites, call 800-372-8452 or visit: www.avilalighthousesuites.com. For more info on Gardens of Avila Restaurant, visit: www. sycamoresprings.com/taste. For Creekside Farm, call 805-595-9515. And for general info on Avila Beach, visit:www.visitavilabeach. com/

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tion, officials said. During this investigation, property taken in the robbery involving the West Covina victim was found in the occupant’s possession. A handgun was also recovered in the vehicle, officials said. Sheriff’s investigators

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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse presents commemorative plaque to The Mission Play 2013 sponsors In April, the Mission Playhouse celebrated the City of San Gabriel’s centennial year by presenting four performances of a new version of John Steven McGroarty’s The Mission Play to an audience of almost 3,000. Nearly 100 actors, dancers, musicians, staff members and volunteers came together in order to bring this new version to life. In addition to their commitment, generous financial contributions were made by supporters and sponsors alike. The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse will commemorate its supporters and sponsors’ invaluable contributions to this historical centennial event on Thursday, August 22, 2013 by unveiling a plaque featuring the sponsors’ names and logos to be displayed permanently in the theater’s lobby alongside the bust of the Mission

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Play’s original author John Steven McGroarty. Guests will be able to both honor the Playhouse’s past and look forward to the future with a sneak preview of future Playhouse projects including a new play which focuses on the life of Native Americans during the time of Spanish colonization. A

scene from this play will be performed at the Sponsor Plaque Event. The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is thrilled to host this event and give back to the supporters and sponsors that have helped the Playhouse accomplish so much.

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Celebrate financial independence Generations of Americans have sought financial independence through both economic highs and lows. As we celebrate Independence Day this month, take time to celebrate the freedoms our democracy offers and also reflect on what you can do to help ensure long-term financial stability for yourself and your family. Consider the following ideas and actions: • Be true to yourself. While a competitive personality may help you get ahead in some areas of your life, no one wins when you try to keep up with “the Jones’.” It’s important to understand your own financial circumstances and resist the urge to match the lifestyle of those around you. Expensive lifestyles that indicate financial success may simply be a façade for big spenders. Instead of following their lead, consider your budget, long-term goals and personal values when making important financial decisions. Pursue your own happiness within your means and the real prize – a secure financial future – will likely follow. • Pay yourself first. This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard the advice to “pay yourself first.” This guidance is relevant through all economic circumstances and life stages. Explore and take advantage of every opportunity you have to fund your savings with minimal effort. Automatically invest a portion of every paycheck into your retirement account and be sure to maximize any employer match that’s available to you. It’s also easy to set up an automatic transfer from your checking account to your savings account, or to have a specified amount regularly direct-deposited from your paycheck. A system like this

makes saving a priority while also allowing you to meet your monthly expenses. • Be realistic and be prepared. Optimism is a classic American trait, but don’t let this otherwise positive characteristic cloud your judgment. Have you considered what may happen if you faced a sudden job loss, long-term illness, natural disaster or other unexpected event? Review your insurance coverage (including life,

health, disability, property, auto and long-term care policies) and ensure you and your family are properly protected. It’s also a good idea to have enough liquid assets available to cover six months worth of expenses. Though it’s not fun to temporarily squelch your optimism, most people feel more confident about the future once they know they’re financially prepared for a variety of scenarios. • Control your debt. Payments on consumer debt, student loans, and excessive car or mortgage payments can cripple your ability to save and make you feel like you’ll be financially dependent for eternity. Though the best approach is to minimize how much you borrow, take control by establishing a plan that will systematically reduce the outstanding balance on any existing loans. Another bonus to staying on top of debt repayment is an improved credit rating, which may allow you to access loans when opportunities

that could benefit your financial position arise, like a small business venture or low interest equity line of credit. • Put your plan in writing. When our Founding Fathers declared their aspirations for our nation, they took a very important step – they wrote them down. Use this as inspiration to create a written plan that outlines your personal dreams and goals, as well as the actions you’ll need to take to achieve them. If the financial part seems overwhelming, c o n s i d e r consulting a financial advisor. He or she can provide guidance on saving for retirement, funding your child’s education or working toward any other financial goal that’s important to you. As Americans, we share certain unalienable rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. While the last of those means something different to everyone, planning ahead and establishing financial independence can play an important role in helping your goals and dreams become a reality. Jean D. Koehler is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Arcadia, Ca. She specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 12 years. To contact her, call 626-254-0455, 55 E. Huntington Drive, #340, Arcadia, CA 91006 or http:// www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ jean.d.koehler. Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2013 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

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members of the armed forces stationed in the U.S. It just seems the right thing to do to relieve some of the tax burden for these men and women who are already sacrificing so much in service to their country,” stated Assemblymember Holden. Under current law, a

“use tax” is levied on items purchased out-of-state for use in California. Generally, when an active duty service member in Texas buys a computer or furniture, then three months later is transferred to a base in California, he or she would be required to pay a “use tax”. Under

AB 143 the tax would be waived for active duty personnel and National Guard. AB 143 enjoys widespread support including the State Board of Equalization and Veterans groups throughout California. It now moves to the Senate.


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Cal Phil concludes 2013 summer season 1300 children get a helping hand with Les Miz and Bernstein - Aug. 24 in preparation for new school year Another memorable Cal Phil summer ends with a spectacular season finale, Les Miz and Bernstein, during Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track on Saturday August 24, 2013. The fifth concert of the series presented by Westfield Santa Anita, Les Miz and Bernstein features special guest singers Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons Caldretti, stars of Les Miserables on Broadway and the National Tour. The Cal Phil Chorale also joins the acclaimed orchestra and special guests in an inspired selection of highlights from Les Miz along with songs from Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway classics Candide and Wonderful Town. The highly-anticipated concert also includes the stirring orchestral Symphonic Dances From West Side Story. “It has been another sensational summer of Cal Phil concerts and we are looking forward to an incredible season finale with Les Miz and Bernstein,” said Maestro Victor Vener. “It will be memorable and leaving

people wanting more.” And more there will be as Cal Phil announces its summer 2014 schedule and exciting program lineup. Festival on the Green audience members who renew their subscriptions for next year or purchase

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new ones during the finale, will enter a drawing to win $500 off with the winner announced during the concert. Gates open at 5:30pm for pre-concert dining, plus live jazz, a host of pre-concert family friendly activities including pony rides, face painting and a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.

Gourmet dining options include 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 prefer an indoor concert experience, Cal Phil performs Sunday matinees of the same concert at the incomparable Walt Disney Concert Hall. 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 popular 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.

1,800 registered children of Foothill Unity Center client families attended the annual Back to School giveaway to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia Tuesday morning to pick up new backpacks, gradeappropriate school supplies, uniforms, and clothing they need to start the school year with confidence. A little different this year as the location switched to the west end of the race track, however the enthusiasm from students and volunteers was none the less exuberant. Each year, the cost of this giant undertaking is covered by donations from hundreds of local individuals, companies and organizations, including the donation of Santa Anita Park as the venue for the tenth year. “Our clients know just how important school clothes and supplies are, but simply can’t afford to provide them,” says Betty McWilliams, the Center’s Executive Director. “With the generous support of our community — via funding, volunteer time, donations and more — we can once more make sure these kids

Students from the Western University College of Ophthalmology test childrens’ eyesight In preparation for going back to school. -Photo by Terry Miller

start the school year on a level playing field, enthusiastic and ready to succeed.” From community volunteers to corporate donors, state legislators to local restaurants, a full circle of support surrounded the children every step of the way. Thanks to months of advance planning and work, every child received individual attention. Professional cosmetologists and Citrus College students donated a day of hair and manicure services, while the USC School of Dentistry and Western University College of Optometry conducted free dental and vision

screenings. Local supporters also provided food and games. They include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), whose popular Mars Rover model showed off its delicate footwork by gently rolling over children. The event also serves as a community resource fair where families gather information from the Department of Social Services, Hear Center, CHAPCare, Child Care Information Services, Monrovia Health Center and Pasadena Public Health, Pacific Clinics, the Red Cross and many other agencies.

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”

Why 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

Interested in learning more? www.classicsleepcare.com

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).

Skeptical?

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.

Not currently screening for Sleep Apnea?

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.

Bill Kleiman, Regional VP of Sales

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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altadEna

$679,000

Lovely Traditional. Filled with light, this east facing 3 bedrooms, 2 baths home is set back from the street with mountain views. Refinished hardwood floors, new kitchen floors, F/A, C/A, new landscaping, patio/breezeway, oversized two car garage and great location. 1,560 sq.ft. on a 7,678 sq.ft. lot. (N2545) CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

$650,000

Great home in the prestigious Rolling Ridge Estate of North Chino Hills. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2097 sq.ft., Built in 1985. 13,000 sq.ft. (W2172)

CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

CEntuRY 21 EaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888

PasadEna

$528,000

Spacious fixer located in Temple City. This property offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Bonus room off garage has its own entrance so it could be used as guest quarters. Very large backyard, covered patio and partially landscaped. (H4815)

noRth El montE

$648,000

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

CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

PasadEna

$347,000

This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with double detached garage is located in East Pasadena north of Foothill Blvd. Close to shopping and transportation. Probate Sale. Subject to Court Confirmation and Overbids (A3119)

aRCadia

$510,000

Beautiful condo located in North Arcadia. Living room with fireplace, formal dining area, patio, spacious kitchen with new shades over the windows. Master bath with private bath. Close to shopping and transportation. Arcadia unified School District. (1/425)

CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

BusinEss oPPoRtunitY $138,000

Amazing business opportunity in LA county which would be excellent to own. Mail bad is an excellent business with lots of services given to the customer. Few items are re-keying, holiday cards, Fedex DHL fast service, stamps post gift packages, wrapping services. Internet Name: Mail Box. (MAI)

Century 21 earll,CEntuRY ltd.21 EaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888

CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

(626) 301-1888

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd 320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia Arcadia www.Century21earll.Com 626.301.1888 century21earll.com BRE# : 01154618

$669,000

The home is very well laid out with all 3 bedrooms lining the south side of the home, and the living room, kitchen, dining room spread throughout the other side. The large lot also leaves plenty of room for a potential expansion opportunities. Both front and rear yards are very large, there is also plenty of parking (6-8 cars) or room for an R/V, boat trailer, etc. (SAN) CEntuRY 21 EaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888

noRth El montE

$648,000

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

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tEmPlE CitY

$869,000

This charming 3 Bed/2 ba Ranch Style Home is located in a quiet and very desirable neighborhood in Sierra Madre. Both baths have been updated and the remodeled kitchen has custom cabinetry and Caesar Stone counters. The spacious Living Room has a brick fireplace and adjacent dining area. (COL)

mt. BaldY

$969,000

PasadEna

$748,000

Historic Snow Crest Lodge, RESTAURANT, Large Dining Room separate entry, 2 Full BARS with Lounge Areas 1 up 1 down stairs-both of which have private entry CABIN RENTAL16 UNITS 1 & 2 Bedroom Rentals- SINGLE & FAMILY UNITS. Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Out Door BBQ’s, Near Ski Slopes and Camp Grounds. (M7930) web address: http://ohyolandapadilla.wix.com/ypc21snowcrestlodge CEntuRY 21 ludECkE inC (626) 445-0123

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tEmPlE CitY

$825,000

Beautiful family home. Detached two car garage plus a second two car garage/workshop. Updated kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinets. Copper plumbing throughout with a tank less water heater. Remodeled baths. All appliances included (washer, dryer,microwave, refrigerator). Large brick and concrete patio with barbeque island and bar stools. Porch off bedroom. Paver driveway. SPECTACULAR!(T6403) CEntuRY 21 ludECkE inC (626) 445-0123

Income property in Pasadena close to PCC, Cal-Tech, Old Town. Duplex in front are identical with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, large living room, fireplace, hardwood floors, laundry hookup. Rear unit is 1 bedroom, 1 bath, hardwood floors, detached garages. (B129)

CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

azusa

$660,000

CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

Stunning Rosedale home built in 2007 boasting almost 2900 square feet. The property features 3 bedrooms & a large office that can easily be a 4th bed, 3 bathrooms, living room, formal dining room, & a large family room with fireplace. Gorgeous wood flooring, professional custom interior paint, private balcony, custom kitchen cabinets with gorgeous granite tops, island, recessed lighting, built in appliances. (G818) CEntuRY 21 ludECkE inC (626) 445-0123

monRoVia

monRoVia

$539,000

long BEaCh

$664,000

This home has custom and eclectic design and layout. Great are of Long Beach, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath is perfect for entertaining. Nice kitchen and attached breakfast bar. Bonus room with fireplace. Wood floors. Formal living room with fireplace. Large dining room. Beautiful backyard and landscaping. Detached two car garage. (W3858)

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siERRa madRE

$988,000

Beautiful Triplex in Arcadia, 3 units with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bath ea. Excellent School District. This won’t last bring in your offers.(C140)

CEntuRY 21 EaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888

Darling 3 bdrm character home in North Monrovia with many original detail features including crown moldings, wainscoting, crystal door knobs and gorgeous wood floors. The master bedroom opens onto a deck overlooking a nicely landscaped back yard. Walking distance to Monrovia Street fair, shopping and restaurants in Old Town. (eNC) CEntuRY 21 EaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888

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El montE

$400,000

LOVINGLY MAINTAINeD BY ORIGINAL OWNeR BuILD QuICK eQuITY IN THIS THRee BeD/TWO BATH HOMe NeSTLeD IN A WeLL MAINTAINeD NO. eL MONTe NeIGHBORHOOD. CeNTRAL AIR/HeAT, NeW PAINT AND CARPeTING THROuGHOuT. TuRNKeY, MuST See!(B10206) CEntuRY 21 ludECkE inC (626) 445-0123

siERRa madRE

$90,000

1st time on the market in 59 years, well known family business, located in Sierra Madre. This golden business opportunity has many longtime customers and is very busy. Inventory and equipment inclued. Owner willing to train new owner. (B53) CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451 Century 21 ludeCke inC

montEBEllo

$378,500

Fabulous investment opportunity or owner user for large family. Long time tenants, great neighborhood. Front house has 2 bedrooms, nice sized front porch and built in china cabinets in the dining area. Rear house has 1 bedroom, newer kitchen counters. Each unit has laundry area. (4/208) CEntuRY 21 VillagE REaltY 626-355-1451

nEW toWn homE

$2,300/month

Brand new TownHouse located North of Foothills features 3 bedroom & 2.5 Baths. Granite counter tops in the kitchen featuring all NEW GE appliances. New flooring throughout. Master bedroom has its own private deck, Walk-in closet, his & her sinks. This property features many upgrades. Glendora Schools!!! (FOO)

(626) 445-0123

BRE# : 01360317

uPland

$375,000

Gorgeous Single Story Pool Home on tree lined street!!! New ceramic 18X18 floor tiles and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Very well and lovingly maintained with a Bright open kitchen and vaulted ceilings in living room. Nicely landscaped yard and patio. Great home for entertaining! (RED) CEntuRY 21 EaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888

azusa

$1,700.00/month

Upper Level Home w/Private entrance. 3Bedroom 2 Bath, fireplace in living room, kitchen has dishwasher, and stove with hood, garbage disposal. Laundry hook-ups in unit. Private balcony off dining area. Wet bar. A/C Storage Under stairs. 2 car parking. (SAN)

Century 21 village realty

CEntuRY 21 EaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888

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

BRE# : 01360316

$595,000

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

(626) 355-1451

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

www.C21village.Com

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