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Thursday, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 4, 2013

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Temple City USD Supe. in hot water Chelsea Kang-Smith's contract not renewed BY TERRY MILLER Frustration with Temple City Unified School district superintendent’s performance has slowly been reaching a boiling point over the past couple of years at TUSD Board of Education. As a result, in a 4-1 vote the school board decided last week not to extend Superintendent Chelsea Kang-Smith’s contract for another year. Kang-Smith has been under fire and scrutiny for some time now and the school board’s decision reflects this climate. TUSD Board member Joe Walker told Beacon Media "I hope that the transition to a new superintendent is handled with dignity and professionalism. The new board has many highly qualified administrators within the dis-

trict who could assume the superintendent position on an interim or permanent basis who possess the widespread community support that Dr. Kang-Smith never sought to develop. The #1 recommendation-chose someone who loves TCUSD, and can sit down with people they disagree with and win them over." Repeated calls to Kang-Smith for comment were not immediately returned. Joe Walker told Beacon that he wasn’t surprised the Superintendent wouldn’t speak to the press: "I am not surprised she refused to comment. This is her style--if you are not praising her you are persona non grata." Kang-Smith has been Temple City Unified

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School District’s superintendent since August 2008. Her contract expires June 30.

Temple City Marine helps with food distribution in Philippines A Philippine civilian hands a bag of food to Lt. Ryan Salcido, from Temple City, Calif., center, to be delivered to local villages during Operation Damayan. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group in coordination with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade is assisting the Philippine government in ongoing relief efforts in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chris Cavagnaro/Released) -Courtesy Photo

Legendary lensman, Walt Mancini, documents a press conference Monday at Station 33 on Lake Avenue in Pasadena for a local newspaper. The Press Conference was held to discuss safety issues for residents during the holidays and especially during Christmas where tress ( especially dry Christmas trees) can ignite quickly and cause massive damage. -Photo by Terry Miller

Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells & Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez joined forces Monday at a press conference to describe the upcoming safety precautions the city is undertaking in preparation for the holidays, Rose Parade and BCS football games at the Rose Bowl. Sanchez assured citizens

that safety is the departments number one concern and reiterated the widely used slogan “ If you see something….say something” which has been used in several cities across the United States very successfully. Shopping and holiday safety tips were also included plus a demonstration on how

quickly a fire can start with a dry Christmas tree. Fires increase during the holiday season due to decorations, candles and Christmas trees. The fire department emphasized the importance of holiday safety tips. The Police Dept. highlighted holiday shopping safety tips and precautions.

Temple City student honored at Johns Hopkins CTY Jason Chen, a student from Temple City, was honored recently as one of the brightest middle school students in the world at a national awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The Center honored Jason, a student at Oak Ave In-

termediate School, for his exceptional performance as a middle school student on the college SAT test as part of the 2012-2013 CTY Talent Search. CTY uses above-grade-level tests (such as the college SAT for middle school students) because they provide a clear picture of advanced

Foothill Unity Center, community share Thanksgiving bounty with 1200 people

students’ academic abilities. This year there were more than 35,700 secondthrough-eighth grade participants in the CTY Talent Search, which identifies and recognizes the academic capabilities of advanced

Foothill Unity Center’s annual Thanksgiving food distribution in partnership with its eleven-city community started Monday as precisely as a Swiss watch. The distribution for families was held at Ayers Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia Monday. A second distribution for individuals was be held Tuesday, November 26, at the Center’s Monrovia and Pasadena locations.

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Nadine Gwaltney, 100, recalls Jim Crow era If the value of a life is measured solely by longevity, then Nadine Gwaltney is a very rich woman. Gwaltney, who lives in Pasadena, recently became a centurion and celebrated in style with her family and her friends at Embassy Suites in Arcadia. “We had family from New York, Tennessee, Pittsburgh fly in,” said her son Chuck Williams, a Pasadena resident and insurance agent. “There were all of her friends and some of our friends who know my mother. It was amazing. She wanted the party. She said ‘100 doesn’t come around that often and it isn’t going to come around again.’ And gifts were welcome! She likes to open presents. It was a blast!” Williams said Gwaltney is just a pleasure to be around. “My mom is a remarkable woman,” Williams said. “She’s the kind of person people take to right away. Everyone wants to adopt her as their mother. She has this aspect about her that

By SHEL SEGAL she doesn’t want to judge. She wants to get to know a person and she shows genuine interest in someone else’s life. She wants to meet people and get out. Even at 95 she was still cowboy line dancing. She still to this day plays bridge.” He added she grew up in the throngs of history that helped shape who she became. “She grew up in North Carolina,” Williams said. “It was definitely during that (Jim Crow) era. Her mother was a shopkeeper and her father was a minister. She spent those years with her brothers and sisters, relatively in OK circumstances because her mother owned some small grocery stores. It was OK, but definitely the challenges of the South in that period of time were difficult.” Williams also said his mother’s father was a slave who had a unique skill. “Grandfather was a slave,” he said. “He was an entertainer. This is what I was told. That was his way of staying out of the cotton

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fields. He was allowed to do stuff in the house and perform for his master’s.” Before getting into the grocery business, Williams said his mother did, in fact, get a formal education. “She went to the local college,” he said. “She got a degree in education. She then moved to New Jersey. That’s where she met my father.” Williams said his mother had one sister and three brothers, adding that auntie is 96 years young and living in Knoxville, Tenn. (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com).

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PETA offers TOR a dramatic design change for SeaWorld float

Tunnel Vision The Sierra Madre City Council meeting on November 12, 2013, once again exhibited their "tunnel vision" as they listened to the presentation of the hired consultant. They watched his charts which based his figures on the reduced income resulting from the pressure of conservation and the inclusion of the composite of the long-term debt of $995M. The consultant placed heavy stress on such items as "imported" water and introduced a four-tier rate chart, which divided the present first tier into two tiers and introduced a fourtier above 66 HCF which is then called "excessive" use. All of these devises are used in order to justify a 19% rate increase starting January 1, 2014 and another rate increase of 18% starting on July 1, 2014. This is also coupled with a sewer rate increase of 4% and 4% during the same timeframe. Two thirds of the water rate increase was based upon imported water even though the use of MWD water is only 30 days. There was no mention of the cost offsets of the electrical savings from shutting down the well pumps and the ten feet of increase to the water level in our aquifer. Don't you know the cost of turning on the water valve is very high. Also, nothing is said to confirm the public works director's statement that the cost of the first gallon or the last gallon of water is the SAME! One councilmember read the e-mail appeal from the E. Waldo Ward Agricultural Company which happens to be the only company of its kind in the state Ward stated that his water bills are already twice as much as it was a year ago and pleaded for some mercy from the Council. While some conversation followed, in the end they received no special consideration. Another councilmember mentioned that the basic problem with the numbers was the inclusion of the $995M debt. He was quickly retorted by another councilmember that if the rates were not accepted by the people, then the City night sell the water department to a private outside owner and then the water rates would really be high. Thank you, Sir, for your repetition of your warning,

which also shows your "tunnel vision"! Nothing was said about looking at the whole picture. The massive rise in property taxes was never mentioned. The fact that the income from property taxes is the source for the CRA Successor Agency and the S. G. W. D. both come from property taxes. The CRA Agency receives the property tax income from the state, to the City and then to the agency and the agency in turn pays the long-term 1998 water bond, so shouldn't that amount be deleted from the charge to the water department? Nothing was said about the City asking for the one and one-half million debt to the water district for a forgiveness of this debt. The subject was mentioned many months ago, but no request has been made. Yee have not because yee ask not! Nothing was said about the ways that the city could increase the supply by fixing the tunnels and the diversion dams. This doesn't even mention the miles of water main leaks that waste our water and reduces the supply or the other parts of the system that prevent their full supply. Much more could be said if we look at the whole picture of income and expense instead of the stilted view of the figures used in the presentation. There is an old expression in the computer field that says "Rubbish in equals rubbish out". The majority of the council's view was - Let's hit them hard if we are going to do anything. Let's remember this when they run for re-election and as they say - "Throw the bums out." In mid-December, the City is sending out a mailing to the water meter customers asking for the approval of these massive water rate increases. If the person does not send in a protect form then that is called a YES vote. The only way to oppose these increases is to send in your protest ballot. It is necessary for a 50% +1 protest vote to stop these raises. The number required is 1,848 water meter protests. LET'S BOND TOGETHER AND EVERYBODY SEND IN THEIR PROTEST! Sierra Madre Watchman

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Thursday, PETA sent an urgent letter to R. Scott Jenkins, president of the 2014 Pasadena Tournament of Roses, urging him to require a change in the design of SeaWorld’s float for the Rose Parade in January. Currently, the display shows majestic orcas living free in the open sea. But at SeaWorld, orcas are restricted to concrete tanks, where they often break their teeth by gnawing on the underwater bars because of stress and boredom—all in the name of performing tricks at SeaWorld. PETA’s suggested design shows an orca confined to a fish bowl and surrounded by chains—

a more accurate depiction of how these magnificent animals are deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them at SeaWorld. The caption reads, “SeaWorld of Hurt—Where Happiness Tanks.” “Require SeaWorld to represent its treatment of orcas more accurately by using [PETA’s] design with a slight tweak to the parade’s theme—’SeaWorld: Where Dreams Never Come True,’” writes PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange, a Pasadena resident. “[W]e urge you to do the right thing for the orcas who have suffered so much and embrace

this change in the float design.” In the wild, orcas share intricate relationships with one another and swim as much as 100 miles every day. Many orcas at SeaWorld—including Tilikum, the subject of the compelling documentary Blackfish who killed three people, including SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau—were rounded up rodeo-style and taken from their family pods in the wild. At least 25 orcas have died in U.S. SeaWorld facilities since 1986—and not one died of old age. Calls to TOR for comment were not immediately returned.


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The power of the local press Dear Editor: I would like to give you a well-deserved and overdue thank you. In May you wrote an article about the situation in the aquatics program at Temple City High School and the students making an effort to resolve the problems. This article received more attention than I or, I assume, you antici-

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now it is a much more public issue. You have shown that the power of the press is still alive and strong; that’s a pretty cool thought. That article educated the whole city and has lasting effects, as I still hear about it half a year after it was printed. Thank you for your great work. Sincerely, Adrian Rodriguez

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By SHEL SEGAL Located on Second Av- in March to a developer here members belong there now. enue in Arcadia, just north in Arcadia. Pasadena Jewish Since 2010 there have been of Duarte Road, the Jewish Temple and Center decided just three religious services Federation of the San Ga- they did not need the build- that have taken place here.” briel and Pomona Valleys is ing anymore. The upkeep to With just two synain the process of looking for a maintain the facility was go- gogues – Pasadena Jewish new home. ing to be large.” Temple and Center and Housed in the buildMoss added, however, Temple Beth David in Teming of Congregation Sha- that despite the sale the Jew- ple City – left in the west San reei Torah – which recently ish Federation can stay put Gabriel Valley and just nine merged with the Pasadena for some time while it looks throughout the region served Jewish Temple and Center, for a new home somewhere by the Jewish Federation, located on Altadena Drive in the San Gabriel Valley. Moss said that stands to rea– the organization is hoping “What happens is be- son. it doesn’t end up out on the cause of the way the sale “There has been a shift street. went through the temple was in the demographics in the Jason Moss, executive able to make an arrangement communities,” he said. “The director, said while the orga- with the new owner to hold Jewish Federation covers nization has been at the cur- off on starting development from Glendale to Rancho Curent site since 2010, it was at until July 2014,” he said. camonga and south to Whitits previous site in Covina for And what happens to tier. Once there were a nummore than 30 years before members of Congregation ber of congregations we’re that. He added Pasadena Shareei Torah? Moss said now down to nine. They’re Normal Jewish Temple and Cen- that has already been taken very spread out.” ter just doesn’t require this care of. Moss also said there’s much land. “When the merger took more going on with the local “As a result of that merg- place in 2009, the member- Jewish community than meets er, Pasadena Jewish Temple ship of Shareei Torah re- the naked eye. and Center has had this ceived lifetime memberships “I think they’re going in building at its disposal,” Moss at Pasadena Jewish Temple a variety of different places,” said. “The building was sold and Center,” Moss said. “Its he said. “Since there’s been One Spirit Many Paths

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San Gabriel’s 37th annual holiday tree lighting - Dec. 3

FBI arrests Lennox man suspected in series of bank robberies linked to the “make it quick” bandit

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A man suspected in a series of bank robberies linked to the “Make it Quick” Bandit was arrested and is expected to appear before a federal magistrate this afternoon. Julio Cesar Porres, 40, of Lennox, and former resident of Gardena, was charged with bank robbery in a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court in Los Angeles. Multiple police departments in the South Bay region of Los Angeles and FBI agents have investigated the “Make it Quick” series of bank robberies over approximately four years to determine the identity of the suspect which, until recently, was unknown. The robber was known as the “Make it Quick” Bandit, based on the instructions provided to tellers while presenting a note demanding

cash. During his robberies, the Make it Quick Bandit had been seen in bank surveillance photos wearing sunglasses and had indicated to victim tellers that one or more people were waiting outside of the bank. Following the robberies, some witnesses advised investigators that the suspect spent time wandering the aisles of the grocery store prior to committing the robbery. The Make It Quick Bandit had been linked to multiple robberies at U.S. Banks in San Pedro; Inglewood; Gardena; Carson; and Torrance. On several occasions, law enforcement distributed bank surveillance photos to members of the media and several media outlets published, aired or posted the photos. The photos were also

posted at the FBI’s local bank robbery site, www.labankrobbers.org. A recent tip called in to the FBI based on local publicity afforded this case led to the arrest of Porres. When investigators located Porres, he was in custody on an unrelated charge. Porres was transferred to federal custody this morning. The investigation of the Make it Quick Bandit was conducted by detectives and officers with the Gardena Police Department; the Inglewood Police Department; the Los Angeles Police Department; the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; the Torrance Police Department; and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Porres will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office.

On Tuesday, December 3, City of San Gabriel’s 37th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will begin 6 p.m. at Plaza Park, 428 S. Mission Drive. Mayor Juli Costanzo will have the honors of turning on the holiday lights, and Santa will arrive with San Gabriel firefighters in a vintage fire truck. Enjoy warm beverages and desserts, and welcome in the holidays with your neighbors.

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Pasadena Central Library celebrates the holidays with music and dance of Spain Pasadena Central Library presents “Ecos de España,” a holiday program of Spanish classical, flamenco, and Gypsy Romani music and dance on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium. The family-friendly show includes interactive moments for children while still maintaining the high level of artistic sophistication that adult audiences expect. “Ecos de España” is comprised of three artists joined by a shared love of Spanish classical, flamenco, and Romani Gypsy music and dance. World guitarist and Pasadena resident Almer Imamovic plays a selection of the timeless compositions created for the Spanish guitar, as well as Gypsy Balkan music. Classical Spanish dancer Albertossy Espinoza performs traditional and original choreographies to taped and live music. Susana Elena’s varied dance repertoire ranges from Gypsy flamenco to a “Zapateado,” a Spanish theater dance with roots dating to the time of Cervantes.

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At show’s end children are invited onstage to join in a simple rumba flamenca danced with scarves. Afterward they are offered an introductory castanet class. The theme of this year’s presentation celebrates the artistic richness and creativity possible when people of diverse cultures and religions join together in a spirit of cooperation. “For almost 800 years, between A.D. 711-1492, Spain experienced a golden

age of growth and prosperity due in large part to a spirit of religious and social tolerance,” says flamenco dancer Susana Elena. “It’s a template we still emulate in Los Angeles today.” For additional information about this cost-free event call the library at (626) 744-4066. The library is located at 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, 91101 and the Website is: http://cityofpasadena.net/library/central_library.aspx

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are you old enough to remember George Burns? Then I have got something for you. For now it is a Save the Date and well worth the save. Pull out your new 2014 calendar and open to February. Now mark the 19th because on Wednesday, February 19th, George Burns is coming to the Arcadia Public Library. Trust me. It is true. I'll fill you in on the details later. Meanwhile, I've marked my calendar so hope you will too. 'Til next week, remember what George Burns said, "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."

Happy Belated Birthday, Dorothy Denne: Dorothy Denne celebrated a birthday last Thursday. We are so very grateful that you’re part of the team here at Beacon Media that helps shine a light on community events. Beacon Media is the home for Denne’s column Dorothy’s Place which has been published every week for the past 17 years without fail. Well, except last weeksorry Dorothy. The newspaper came out on her actual birthday. I feel so terribly ashamed I was too busy with the Readers’ Choice edition that I neglected to mention her birthday last week. Our beloved columnist Dorothy Denne, a former school teacher, has been keeping us in stitches with her wit and repartee and her observations about the ordinary to the extraordinary for as long as I’ve been with these newspapers – and longer. Dorothy is the matriarch of Beacon Media! Hardly a day goes by when someone mentions one of Dorothy’s columns to me. In fact recently we actually had a complaint… (Yes, I was shocked too)… about a recent column she wrote. The litigant, it turns

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out, spends a good deal of time on the negative and not the positive. We responded to the criticism with calculated candor and hopefully educated the ill-informed scribe . I don’t think we’ll be getting more letters from our anonymous petitioner. Denne’s columns have been the source of inspiration and conversations from Coco’s restaurant in Arcadia to Cocoa Beach on the East Coast, and points far beyond. Denne’s inimitable way of looking at the absurdity of life crosses all generations. In fact, at one local

speakeasy, entrepreneur David Peterson picks up the paper every Thursday and says her column is the first thing he reads. “ She’s so right on, so funny….I’m never disappointed,” he said – Until he saw last week’s edition ( minus Dorothy’s Place). Denne’s distinctive dialogue delivers a punch line when you least expect it. We raise our glasses to you Dorothy, albeit belatedly. Happy Birthday Dorothy, from your extended family at Beacon Media. Terry Miller, Editor


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US Navy sailor from Monrovia lends helping hands in Philippines

Yeoman 3rd Class Dakota Hillman of West Minister, Md. and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kelly Southwick of Monrovia, Calif., assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), load supplies onto the ship during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). Germantown and USS Ashland (LSD 48) along with embarked Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 and elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are in The Leyte Gulf in The Republic of the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony DeFilippo/Released)

San Gabriel’s time capsule burial - Dec. 3 Marking the final month of San Gabriel’s Centennial year, City officials will bury a new time capsule at noon on Tuesday, December 3 to be opened in 2063 and, immediately following, capture the city’s first community photo. The time capsule burial will be held at the Mission Playhouse Courtyard, and the community photo in proximity on Mission Drive. Parking will be available at the Mission Playhouse lot from Broadway. The time capsule includes more than 140 items including a collection of memories submitted by the San Gabriel community. Visitors will witness the burial of the time capsule, hear about the most interesting contributions, and view a presentation of the final items chosen

for the time capsule. Former Mayor Richard ‘Dick’ Nichols, who helped bury the time capsule in 1963 that was unveiled earlier this year, will be a guest speaker. City Council, staff and community leaders will be in attendance. Following the time capsule ceremony, the community photo will take place on Mission Road. All San Gabriel residents are encouraged to participate, and should expect to remain an additional half hour. San Gabriel resident and professional photographer Bill Youngblood will capture this commemorative moment. The photo will be published in an upcoming issue of the City’s quarterly publication Grapevine and may be made available for sale at a

later date. Residents participating in the community photo should dress colorfully or bring a banner. Members of community organizations are encouraged to wear representative shirts; students in San Gabriel schools should dress in their band or sport uniforms. The photo will be held, rain or shine, and will move indoors to the Mission Playhouse if necessary. For more information about the time capsule burial, contact Patty Peña in Public Works at 626.308.2805 or ppena@ sgch.org. For more information about the community photo, contact Michelle Freridge with Asian Youth Center at 626.309.0622 or michelle.freridge@asianyouthcenter.org.

Colorado Street Bridge Centennial exhibition opens at Pasadena Museum of History The Colorado Street Bridge – iconic landmark, connecting thoroughfare, engineering marvel, artistic inspiration, preservation model, and film star – is the focus of a new exhibition at Pasadena Museum of History in commemoration of the grand structure’s 100th anniversary. The Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition is on view in the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Gallery from 12:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays from through April 19, 2014. The public is invited to visit the exhibition free of charge on Saturday, December 7, Noon to 4:00 pm, and enjoy light refreshments during a reception with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Los Angeles Section. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet exhibition co-curator/ photographer Tavo Olmos, who was contracted by the City of Pasadena to document the 1991-1993 restoration of the Colorado Street Bridge. His recent book, available for purchase and signing, features select views of the deconstruction and reconstruction. Hailed by the Scientific American as “one of the few bridges that can properly be classified as a work of art” upon its opening in 1913, the Bridge survived diminished relevance as a thoroughfare, increasing deterioration, and proposals for demolition to become a prime example of civic preservation. On the occasion of the Bridge’s centennial, this comprehensive exhibition features the work of local

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artists, photographers, authors, and designers who have portrayed the iconic structure over the past 100 years. The exhibit pays homage to the people who built and preserved a beloved local landmark: the architects, the engineers, the builders, the civic leaders, and the community organizers who worked tirelessly to make it possible. Historic photographs, drawings, and related ephemera from the collections of PMH and the Pasadena Public Library tell the story of the Bridge through the decades. Photographs by Tavo Olmos of the 19911993 bridge reconstruction project detail the complexity and extent of the efforts that were necessary to preserve the structure. The Colorado Street

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Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts welcomes 13 new provisional members for 2013-14

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“Swingin' in the ‘40s Holiday Cabaret” San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre presents a 1940s themed musical cabaret Get in the mood for the Holidays with the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre, at their 4th Annual Holiday Dinner and Cabaret at the San Gabriel Country Club. This popular event will serve as a fundraiser for upcoming musical programming at the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre for the 2014 Season. Guests

will enjoy a swingin’ time featuring gourmet dining, raffle prizes and live-music themed from the 1940s sure to get everyone in the spirit of the Holidays. This elegant event is a wonderful way to ring in the holidays. Musical acts will feature some of Southern California’s brightest talent including SGVMT favorites

Paul Wong, Jamison Lingle, Kristin Towers Rowles, Joshua Kranz and Ray Rochelle. Tickets start at $95.00, which includes the dinner and show. Discounts are available for groups. Please call 626/2722460 or email sgvmtboxoffice@earthlink.net. Information also available at www. sgvmusictheatre.org.

The Sierra Madre Chorale sresents “A Christmas for One and All” Friday, December 13th 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15th 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Sierra Madre United Methodist Church

695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Donations: $10.00 Advance, $12.00 door. Children under 12 free Chorale rehearsals

are held on Mondays, 7:309:30 p.m. at Sierra Madre United Methodist Church. For information call Connie Deckon 626-319-4439.

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“The Keys” , the name chosen for the 201314 Provisional members of Pasadena Showcase for the Arts (PSHA), is the name that Stephani Tyler, Provisional Chair, gave a lot of thought to recently. Tyler explains “I wanted a name that would not only refer to the keys that open the doors to Showcase House, but also to the music programs we support. In music, the key of a piece usually refers to the tonic note, chord and to bringing harmony. A key can also be something important and fundamental. I chose the word ‘key’ because the 13 Provisionals, with their varied interests, will bring enthusiasm to PSHA, while also creating harmony.” PSHA President, Donna Gotch adds “our organization’s strength is based on our member’s dedication and commitment to volun-

teerism. As we observe the 65th Anniversary of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts we are excited to welcome these 13 Provisionals to our organization.” This year, the provisional members include Pasadena residents: Susan Ernster, Rebecca Mikkelsen; San Marino residents: Coleen Ball, Melinda Edwards, May Hsu and Charlotte McDonald; San Dimas residents: Kay Hoveland and Ann Vackrinos; Duarte resident: Diane Hatfield; Arcadia resident: Mari Claveran; Monrovia resident: Sheri Wedeen; Los Angeles resident: Michelle Nomura and Valley Glen resident: Tom Munsell, who has the special distinction of being the third gentleman member in PSHA history. As Provisional members, these 13 volunteers will not only staff the Pasadena Showcase House of Design,

but will have the opportunity to participate in three music programs supported by PSHA: the Pasadena Showcase House Music Mobile, in which the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and members of PSHA introduce third-graders throughout the San Gabriel Valley to the instruments and music of a symphonic orchestra; the Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert, to which PSHA invites approximately 4,000 fourth-graders from schools throughout LA County to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a special performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; and the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition in which talented, young musicians, ages 16-24, compete for approximately $30,000 in award monies in the areas of Brass, Strings and Woodwinds.

Friends of the Arcadia Museum Friends of the Arcadia Museum will be starting a new tradition this Holiday Season, for the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage.

The foyer of the Museum will be decorated by the FRIENDS OF THE ARCADIA MUSEUM members, for the first time since the

opening of the museum 13 years ago. The members will enjoy eggnog and holiday refreshments at the conclusion of the decorating.

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authorities investigated and cleaned up the debris as a result of overturned big rigs. The earliest crash at 12:01 a.m. involved three big rigs and four vehicles occurred near the tunnel connecting the eastbound 210 Freeway to the eastbound 210 Freeway near the 134 Freeway junction, according to multiple re-

ports. A SigAlert was issued for the tunnel . The second fatality was at 2:30 a.m. near Madre Street when a big rig went through the center divider and on to the Gold Line tracks near Madre. Gold Line trains were suspended for a number of hours while Cal Trans crews cleaned up.

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Foothill Unity Center needs your help “At Foothill Unity Center, stepping back has always seemed unthinkable. “ according to their recent email message. But now, just as they’re helping more local families than ever in a wider range of ways, they find themselves facing that very possibility. There has never been a greater need for your support. Their client base has more than tripled over the last five years. Donations and grant funding remain

significantly down. As the local need for food and support continues to grow, FUC is faced with the possibility of having to cut back on the vital range of services we offer. The Center is unlike any other agency in Southern California. It not only fights hunger every day, but connects local families in need to over 100 other resources that help them cope, survive and get back on their

feet.

It's the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources for 11 San Gabriel Valley communities. Thoughthey provide groceries year-round, holiday distributions are especially memorable, making the season brighter for some 1,500 local families who'd otherwise have little to celebrate. Please go to www.foothillunitycenter.org

Affordable Care Act informational session and health plan sign-ups in Monrovia The Monrovia Public Library will host this timely workshop on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Library Community Room. The Library is located at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue, in Old Town Monrovia’s Library Park. Certified Covered California agents will answer health plan questions in the

first segment of the program (walk-ins welcome). Segment two allows for twenty people to enroll in health plans with guidance from the agents. Applicants must preregister for segment 2 by calling or visiting the Adult Services Desk, 626-256-8274, by December 6, 2013. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Program Schedule Segment One: 10:00 am to 10:20 am: Presentation 10:20 am to 10:40 am: Application Process Review (walk-ins welcome) Segment Two: 10:40 am to 12:00 pm: Health Plan Sign-ups (for registered patrons only) Saturday, December 7 Library Community Room 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Free

Dog Haus hosts ‘Tater Tots for Toys’ To commemorate the giving spirit of the holiday season, Dog Haus is once again hosting a toy drive at all three of their restaurant locations for those in need. From November 29th - December 20th, diners who bring in a new, unwrapped toy in its original package to any Dog Haus restaurant will receive a free side of tater tots. All toys will be donated to Santa's Sleigh: A

Rose City Toy Drive, a nonprofit that partners Pasadena restaurants and businesses with Young & Healthy to provide holiday gifts for children of low income families. In addition to the threeweek toy drive, Dog Haus will also be participating in the campaign's “Dine To Donate Day” on December 10th, donating 5% of the day’s sales from all three Dog Haus restaurants to-

ward gift purchases for the kids. Tater Tots for Toys Drive Friday, November 29th - Friday, December 20th Dine to Donate Day Tuesday, December 10th Dog Haus restaurants: Pasadena - 105 N. Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106 Old Pasadena - 93 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105 Alhambra - 410 E. Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801

Former Rosemead Mayor faces 2 years in prison Former Rosemead Mayor John Tran took a plea Monday allowing him to avoid prosecution for bribery and extortion according to reports. Tran pleaded guilty to two felonies, attempted witness tampering by corrupt

persuasion and making a false statement to the FBI. Federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 18 to 24 months in prison when Tran is sentenced April 28 in Los Angeles. Tran will have to pay $38,000 in restitution, which is the total amount of

“Apache News” keeps students informed at AHS If you are behind on your knowledge of current events and what is going on in the world, try watching “Apache News.” Produced by the advanced video production class at Arcadia High School under the tutelage of Bill Citron, “Apache News” makes sure the entire student body is up to date. “The primary responsibility of this class is we do a weekly news show for the whole campus, every week,” Citron said. “The news show is called Apache News. It’s campus news, it could be national or international news. It’s sports. It’s gags. It’s (public service announcements).” With 30 kids at his disposal – which is bigger than most newsrooms – Citron said his newsroom operation at the high school level is “fairly unique.” “I don’t think a lot of schools have this,” he said. “Those that do, I’m not sure they have the level of equipment and tech-

By SHEL SEGAL nology that we have here. We have 10 non-linear editing stations here. We have hand-held cameras, so during the week the students will take a camera, go out on location, get the footage and bring it back and edit it into a story. It’s a very nice facility. It’s probably better than some colleges.” Citron added his students can be quite marketable once they leave his program. “The idea is to be professional,” he said. “What we want here is when the students walk out of this class to have enough expertise that they could even work in the industry, in reporting, production, creativity and the technical side of it, too.” Citron also said gone are the days of tape and film and in are the days of doing everything with technology. “The biggest change has been the technology,” he said. “When I first came here we were still doing this on tape. Now

everything is digital. We record right into a computer. If you go into the control room you’ll see it’s a pretty up-to-date facility.” One of Citron’s students, senior Fena Tandriarto, has been in the program for three years. She said she has learned much during that time. “What I got most out of this program was how to lead and more technical things, like editing and color correction and cameras in general,” she said. “I also learned how to criticize film.” She added the class is just a fun and active place to be. “I like the people,” she said. “We just get along really well, just the chemistry. And that it’s fast paced. We have to get a show done every week and have to meet these deadlines.” (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com). Follow him via Twitter @segallanded.)

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CAPAC Chair joins presidential address on immigration reform Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), joined President Obama in San Francisco Monday as he delivered his speech on comprehensive immigration reform at the Betty Ong Recreation Center. Today marks the first time the President has addressed the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in a public forum about reforming our broken immigration system. Rep. Chu released the following statement: “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – like every other immigrant community in the U.S. – have a tremendous stake in comprehensive immigration reform,” said Rep. Chu. “By speaking directly to an AAPI audience today, President Obama not only acknowledged that the AAPI community is invested in this process, but that we also have a crucial role to play in passing immigration reform. I will continue

working with the President and Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle to put in place a fair, workable process to fix our broken immigration laws.” Over one million undocumented individuals in the United States come from Asian countries. In addition, Asians and Pacific Islanders make up over 40 percent of the 4.3 million individuals caught in our current immigration backlog. As Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Rep. Chu works to address issues of importance to the AAPI community, including immigration reform. In September, she joined with four other colleagues in the House of Representatives to introduce H.R. 15, a comprehensive immigration reform package that closely mirrors the bipartisan legislation passed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. H.R. 15 currently has 191 co-sponsors, including three Republicans.

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While the operations this year ran smoothly and with a great volunteer effort, the need is greater than ever according to officials. The difficult economy and cuts in the CalFresh food stamp program are swelling the ranks of local people who need help to feed their families, says Center Executive Director Betty McWilliams. “Last year, we served more than 1,336 pre-registered families,” she notes. “As economic conditions remain difficult; the need for our weekly food assistance has grown. The community’s support is more vital than ever.” 77% of the Center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. The Thanksgiving Distribution is just one aspect of the Center’s year-round Family Food Program, which provided over 3.6 million pounds of groceries to food-insecure clients last year. Each month, clients receive a grocery cart of food items, sized by number of people in the family to supplement needs for 7-10 days. They may return to pick up perishable food items once a week, including fresh produce, dairy and baked

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goods. The Center also delivers monthly food packages to qualified homebound senior and disabled clients, and gives 50 to 60 substantial bag lunches (enough for about two days) three times a week to homeless or those who have no place to store or cook food. Its volunteer-run Pet Food Bank helped 726 families keep their pets last year. The Center also provides referrals to over 100 organizations for crisis and housing assistance, employment counseling, and much more. Its Health Services Child Health Connection program connects children

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A special “White Christmas” in Monrovia By Susan Motander

The Taylor Performing Arts Center in Monrovia will present Irving Berlin’s White Christmas this December and for one of the leads, that will make this Christmas very special. Grace Osimo, a 17-year-old Junior at Monrovia High School has been cast as Judy Haynes, one of the principals in this Holiday classic. At a recent rehearsal Osimo explained that Christmas is her favorite time of year. “Every year I try to find something to make Christmas special, she said. “This year will be my White Christmas Christmas. According to the production’s Artistic Director, Patrick Garcia, Osimo is one of the reasons this production of the tap dancing musical will be special. He explained that at the auditions, Osimo gained the part, not because she is a local student, bit rather on her talent. “Her combination of enthusiasm and naivety won us over. She was perfect for the part of Judy.” Osimo has been dancing since she was three, but recently began to focus on acting and singing as well. “I used to practice hours every day,” she said, “but in 8th grade I decided to do other things as well.” Most of the rest of the cast is made up of professionals which includes Allen Everman (who recently played Professor Harold Hill in Music Man, the center’s first

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production) as Phil Davis, Cody Clark as Bob Wallace and Elisabeth Hunter as Betty Haynes. The production also features a talented cast of 16 dancers and 12 singers. One voice may be familiar to many local sports fans. Jon Greene plays the General in this production, but may be better known as one of the announcers for Monrovia High School Wildcat Football. “This is a great way to start the holiday season,” Garcia said. Tickets are now on sale for the four performances: Friday, December 6th at 8:00 PM, Saturday December 7th at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, and Sunday, December 8th at

5:00 PM. General admission tickets are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and children age 12 and younger. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or larger as well as for senior citizens age 65 and above. VIP tickets, center section, rows 2 through 6 are available for $35.00. Rush tickets in the first row are $10.00 and will be sold on a first come first served basis before each performance. The Tickets can be purchased at Monrovia Travel, 401 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia. They are also available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/488714 or by calling 800-838-3006.

Pasadena High boys’ soccer team young, tough After a third place finish a year ago in a tough Pacific League, Pasadena High boys’ soccer team coach Cherif Zein said while this year’s squad is young, it is also tough. And Zein said he is hoping that enthusiasm while generate some wins for the Bulldogs. “It’s very young based, very sophomore, junior based,” Zein said of his team. “There’s no leadership as far as seniors. But they’re very good.” Zein added while the offense is looking good, the defense is lagging behind a bit. “They’re very good passing, have a very good connection,” he said. “And they have good speed on top. The weaknesses are in the back, a little bit. Out defense isn’t as strong as I’d like it to be.” Zein also said the team can do the little things in ad-

By SHEL SEGAL dition to getting the ball in the back of the net. “They talk very well and have good communication skills,” Zein said. “They pass very nicely and they move well. They can score goals.” In addition, Zein said he is looking at a small core of players to lead the Bulldogs this season. “Oscar Vanegas is probably the scorer on top,” Zein said. “Yezid Lopez on the left side is very good. Brendan Hildreth is fantastic in the middle. And Johnathan Hernandez, a middle back, is fantastic. Those four are key components of the team.” And while it looks like defense by committee, there are two players that Zein said stand out in his mind when it comes to spearheading the defense. “Defensively, it’s not just one person,” he said. “But there’s Duncan Schwartz and his twin brother Scott.

They’re sophomores. They’re young. Let’s see how they can handle the big seniors of other teams.” In goal for the Bulldogs should be Isaac Monay, a 6-foot-2 back-up from last season, Zein said. “His skills, he needs to work on them, but he’ll be fine,” Zein said. And while the team is young, Zein said that shouldn’t spell disaster as the Bulldogs chase Pacific League frontrunners Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley High.There’s lack of experience and there’s their size,” he said. “They’re not tremendously big kids we’ve had in the past 20 years here in Pasadena. But they’re not bad. They touch nice. They can pass the ball. Size doesn’t really matter. What matters is if they put it on the ground.” (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com.

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Arcadia production of “A Christmas Carol” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Cast and crew feature the talents of local college and high school students from Temple City, Duarte, Monrovia and Arcadia as well as local residents and professionals from throughout the Foothill area. "It is a labor of love for us as a family to do productions like this for the community," said Jeff Combe musical director for the show and Temple City resident. "So much effort is put into every costume, set piece and

rehearsal. It is our pleasure to give back to our community." Sponsored by local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the cities of Duarte, Temple City, Monrovia and Arcadia this production is one of many for this organization. Over the past 20 years, these volunteers have produced "Fiddler on the Roof," "Oklahoma!," "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Music Man" to name a few. “It is wonderful to be part of something that utilizes the young talent and

resources within our community,” said Wendy Turner, cast member and resident of Temple City. “It gives our young people an opportunity to share their talents outside of the usual Performances will be December 5, 6 and 7 at 7pm with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $2 each and can be reserved by calling (626) 247-4091. All performances will be at 150 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA (across from Arcadia High School). Parking is free but limited. This production is open to the public.

Five Acres invites the public to its annual holiday open house Five Acres, a longstanding nonprofit committed to providing safety, well-being and permanency to children and families in crisis, will open its doors to the public on Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. for its annual Holiday Open House. Special guest appearances include “Bones” actress Emily Deschanel,

a longtime Five Acres supporter and advocate for vulnerable children, who will read The Night Before Christmas, as well as the 2014 Rose Queen and Court who will share their favorite family holiday memories. The open house will culminate in the unveiling of children’s holiday wishes for permanency and guests

in attendance will have the opportunity to fulfill those wishes through Five Acres’ wish tree. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Lizette Lujan at 626-7733746 or llujan@5acres.org. 760 West Mountain View St, Altadena, CA 91001 Parking is located at 747 West Mountain View St.

No federal income tax liability for home owner short sales, reports AAR. According to the Arcadia Association of Realtors® (A.A.R.), a short sale in California is generally not subject to federal income tax for mortgage debt forgiveness. This is from a recent letter written by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to CA Senator Barbara Boxer. The California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) worked closely with Senator Boxer to obtain this IRS guidance. The A.A.R. is also hopeful that C.A.R. can promptly obtain similar guidance regarding state income tax for mortgage debt relief income from the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), which has been awaiting this IRS letter. The IRS clarified in this letter that California’s troubled homeowners who sell their homes in a short sale are not subject to federal income tax liability on “phantom income” they never received. The IRS recognizes that the debt written off in a short sale does not constitute recourse debt under California law, and thus does not create socalled “cancellation of debt” income to the underwater home seller for federal income tax purposes. According to A.A.R. 2013 President Andy Bencosme, “This clarification rescues tens of thou-

sands of distressed home sellers from personal liability upon expiration of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 on Dec. 31, 2013.“ Given that a homeowner in California generally cannot be held personally liable for a short sale deficiency (see below), the IRS stated in its letter that it would consider the mortgage loan as a nonrecourse obligation that is not subject to federal debt relief income tax. The amount of indebtedness, however, must be reported as the amount realized for capital gains purposes. Of course, a principal residence is generally excluded from capital gains tax up to $250,000 for single taxpayers and $500,000 for married couples filing joint returns (under 26 U.S.C. § 121). As background, California law generally protects a borrower from owing a deficiency after a short sale of a residential property with one-to-four units, including both first and junior trust deeds (Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. section 580e). Exceptions include fraud, waste, cross-collateralized loan, and a borrower that is a corporation, LLC, or limited partnership. Although short sale sell-

ers of a qualified principal residence are currently protected against federal debt relief income tax under the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, that federal law is set to expire on December 31, 2013, whereas the tax exemption set forth in the IRS letter has no expiration date. Similar protection to the federal Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act for state income tax under California law has already expired on December 31, 2012. However, other exemptions from federal and state taxation of debt relief income are available, such as for bankruptcies and insolvencies. The Arcadia Association of Realtors® encourages all potential and previous home sellers to seek the advice of a tax professional regarding the tax consequences of a short sale. Representing local Realtors® in the San Gabriel Valley for 89 years, the ARCADIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www. TheAAR.com) is one of the oldest trade organizations in CA. The AAR is dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate and is an advocate for private property rights. A.A.R. is headquartered in Arcadia.

Hillsides Charity hosts holiday celebration on Dec. 3 at Parkway Grill The Hillsides Guild, a support group of the Los Angeles County charity Hillsides, will host a holiday celebration at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. This annual event includes cocktails, dinner, and a performance by the renowned Citrus Singers from Citrus College in Glendora. During the dinner, guests will also get the chance to participate in an opportunity drawing, which includes dinner for four at the Pasadena steakhouse Smitty’s, a holiday decoration from renowned Pasadena florist Jacob Maarse, and dinner for four at the Parkway Grill, among other opportunities.

The proceeds for the dinner will be used by the Guild to support the children in residence at Hillsides. Throughout the year, the Guild provides the children with outings and presents they normally would not receive, such as seasonal gift baskets, birthday presents, a special spring break outing, and an annual scavenger hunt. “The Guild is an integral part of Hillsides, and members have a direct impact on the happiness of the children of Hillsides,” said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. “This annual holiday celebration is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Guild, and I hope to see Hillsides many friends

and supporters turn out for the event.” The Parkway Grill is located at 510 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105. The cost per reservation is $125. The opportunity drawing ticket packet is $10 per ticket or six tickets for $50. To make your reservation, please call Carrie Espinoza, director of development, at 323-543-2800, ext. 121. Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the well-being and overall functioning of children, youth, and families in need. To learn more about Hillsides or holiday happenings at the agency, please visit www.hillsides.org.

Attempted suicide in San Gabriel parking lot An attempted suicide, took place about 4:10 p.m. in a parking lot to the rear of the 800 block of East Las Tunas Drive, just east of San

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‘What’s happening in the San Gabriel Valley’ Alhambra December 1 – Holiday Farmers Market and LED Light Exchange from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monterey Street, one block east of Garfield, ½ block south of Main. Free admission. Exchange one string of holiday lights for a free string of new LED lights. Visit Santa’s workshop to make a holiday craft, take photos with Santa. For information call (626) 570-5081. American Legion Post 139’s Winter Boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 24 N. Stoneman Ave. See www.alhambrapost139. org December 2 – Local community meeting with the Police Department at 7 p.m. at Fremont Elementary (2001 S. Elm St.). Topics will include recent crime trends, social media, hate crimes, crime prevention, and more. For information call (626) 5705177.

Arcadia November 29 – Thanksgiving deals at the Arboretum (301 North Baldwin Ave.) include a free tote bag ($23 in value) for the first 25 customers who spend $50 or more at the Gift shop. November 30 – Thanksgiving deals at the Arboretum (301 North Baldwin Ave.) include a free mouse pad ($10 in value) for the first 50 customers who spend $40 or more at the Gift shop.

Azusa December 1 – Winter Family Fiesta and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in the front lawn of Azusa City Hall (213 E. Foothill Blvd) from noon to 6 p.m. Crafts, pictures with Santa, snow area, ice skating rink, horse drawn carriages, petting zoo, food vendors, and more. Tree lighting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. For information call (626) 812-5280.

Recreation Center (14403B East Pacific Ave.) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. December 4 – Free dental exam at the Teri G. Muse Family Service Center (14305 Morgan St behind Morgan Park). December 5 – Tree lighting ceremony at the Esther Snyder Community Center Gymnasium. Call Helen Hernandez at (626) 813-5245 ext 360 for information.

November 29 – Circus Vargas presents Magikaria at 777 N. Front St. at 7 p.m. See www.circusvargas.com December 2 – Nights of Hanukkah at Burbank Mall (upper level outside of Burlington at 201 East Magnolia Blvd) at 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Emet will host activities each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah. See www.templebethemet.com

the Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Ave.) from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. $15 charge. See www.alexfilmsociety.org December 1 – Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre presents “Nutcracker Holiday Festival” at the Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Ave.) at 7 p.m. Tickets range $25 to $90. See www.pacificballetdancetheatre.org December 3 – “Murder and Mayhem in the Crescenta Valley” with Mike Lawler and Gary Keyes at the Central Library Auditorium (222 East Harvard St.) at 7 p.m. Free. December 4 – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall Perkins Plaza (613 E. Broadway ) at 7 p.m. Performances by Cerritos Elementary School Chorus and Crescenta Valley High School Charismatics Chamber Choir. Santa and hot cocoa will be there. Contact Patty Betancourt for information at (828) 548-2792.

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December 3 – Holiday Tree Lighting and Fiesta at the Duarte Senior Center (1610 Huntington Drive) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $6 for tamale dinner only. Event is otherwise free and open to the public. Tree lighting at 8 p.m. For information call (626) 357-7931. December 4 – Holiday networking mixer and toy drive at Advantage Ford Lincoln (1031 Central Ave.) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Entry fee is an unwrapped toy for any age. The Duarte Community Service Council will be distributing these toys to local needy children. For information call Duarte Chamber Office at (626) 357-3333.

December 1 – Kwanzaa Bonanza at the California African American Museum (600 State Drive at Exposition Park) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Music, spoken word, holiday marketplace. Performer Babe Evans will cohost. Free. Parking is at 39th and Figueroa Streets and is $10 per car. December 4 – Organ demonstration with Samuel Soria, Cathedral Organist at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 West Temple St.) at 12:45 p.m. Free Latino Theater Company presenta la obra “La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin” at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 West Temple St.) at 7:30 p.m. Free. December 5 – Winter Holiday Parade and Tree

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El Monte December 2 – Jerry Ortiz Youth Fitness and Boxing Gym fundraiser at Shakey’s Pizza (11420 Valley Blvd) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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December 2 – Holiday fun – Ginger Bread Activity at the Arts and

November 30 – The Three Stooges 16th Annual Film Festival at

Monrovia Lighting. This year’s theme: “An Old Town Holiday.” Parade starts at 7 p.m. on Myrtle Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to Palm Avenue (Old Town).

Monterey Park December 3 – Bike Master Plan Community

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December 5 – Winter Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting. This year’s theme: “An Old Town Holiday.” Parade starts at 7 p.m. on Myrtle Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to Palm Avenue (Old Town). -Courtesy Photo

Workshop at Bruggemeyer Library (318 S. Ramona Ave.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pasadena November 29 – Holly Street Holiday Celebration (between Fair Oaks and Raymond Avenues) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Twenty tons of sparkling snow, kids craft area, holiday props, holiday music performances. One Colorado Tree Lighting at the One Colorado Courtyard at 6 p.m. will include Charles Dickens Carolers, Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Chorus, cocoa, cookies, elves, and Santa. Bring your camera for photos with Santa until 8 p.m. November 30 – Playhouse Shop Indie! in the Pasadena Playhouse District (709 E. Colorado Blvd) all day. See www.playhousedistrict.org December 5 – Tree lighting at the City Hall rotunda (100 North Garfield Ave) at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Bill Bogaard will light the City’s official holiday tree. There will be local singers,

art projects for kids, and Santa. “Ecos de Espana” at the Pasadena Public Library (285 E. Walnut St.) at 7 p.m. Holiday program of Spanish classical and flamenco music and dance. An introductory castanet class will follow.

Rosemead December 5 – Christmas tree lighting ceremony at City Hall (8838 E. Valley Blvd) at 6 p.m. Music, hot cocoa, and cookies. Call (626) 569-2255 for information.

San Gabriel December 3 – Time capsule burial and community photo at the Mission Playhouse Courtyard (320 S. Mission Drive) at noon. Capsule will be scheduled to open in 2063. Holiday LED light exchange at Plaza Park (428 S. Mission Drive) at 6 p.m. Free event. Bring one old string of lights and receive a new LED string. Must show SCE bill to qualify. Holiday tree lighting at Plaza Park (428 S. Mission

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Drive) at 6 p.m. Live entertainment, refreshments, and decorating of tree. Tree will be lit at 7 p.m. Santa will arrive on a vintage fire truck.

Sierra Madre Now – Be part of the Volunteer group for the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee for next year’s celebration. Call Kyle Schnurr at (626) 355-5278 or email him at kschnurr@ cityofsierramadre.com for information. November 29 – “A Christmas Carol” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (87 West Sierra Madre Blvd.) at 8 p.m. $25 to $28. See www. sierramadreplayhouse.org

Temple City Now – Become a volunteer on patrol. Must be 18 and above, have a clean record and pass a background check. Volunteer work includes residential vacation checks, traffic control, community events, parking citations, etc. for a minimum of 16 hours per month. For an appointment call William Harrington at (626) 292-3377.

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Santa Anita names Dennis Moore Government shutdown slows October home track superintendent sales, Arcadia Assoc. of Realtors® reports

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Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected trackman Dennis Moore will take over duties as Track Superintendent effective immediately. Moore has built and maintained track surfaces the world-over for the past 40 years and is currently in charge of main tracks at both Betfair Hollywood Park and at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

“We have so many variables to contend with here, from hot and dry conditions to large amounts of rain and limited sunshine in the winter months,” said Tom Ludt, Senior Vice President, Racing & Gaming for Santa Anita. “It is imperative that our racing surfaces are maintained in world-class fashion and Dennis provides us with

the level of expertise and understanding that is required. This is great news for Santa Anita.” A Southern California native, Moore, 63, has maintained surfaces at racetracks and training centers throughout North America and in Canada, Dubai, U.A.E., England, and Germany as well.

California home sales declined for the third straight month in October as economic uncertainty surrounding last month’s government shutdown and a typical seasonal slowdown dragged down the state’s home sales, although sales of condominiums and townhomes continued to be strong, the Arcadia Association of REALTORS® reported. “As anticipated, the housing market was disrupted by the closure of the federal government in October, which prolonged the loan approval process and led to the delay of many home closings, especially on FHA transactions,” said 2013 A.A.R. President Andy Bencosme. “That said, we are returning to a market that’s more balanced than we’ve seen in recent years, with home price gains that are more sustainable and a sales pace that’s characteristic of a normal environment.” Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 401,170 units in October, according to information collected by the California Association of REALTORS® from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide. Sales in October were down 2.7 percent from a revised 412,260 in September and down 11.1 percent from a revised 451,090 in October 2012. The statewide sales figure represents what would be the total number of homes sold during 2013

if sales maintained the October pace throughout the year. It is adjusted to account for seasonal factors that typically influence home sales. The statewide median price of an existing, singlefamily detached home edged down 0.3 percent from September’s median price of $428,740 to $427,290 in October. October’s price was 25.3 percent higher than the revised $340,910 recorded in October 2012, marking the 16th straight month of double-digit annual gains. The median sales price is the point at which half of homes sold for more and half sold for less; it is influenced by the types of homes selling as well as a general change in values. “The recent jump in interest rates, coupled with the run-up in home prices since the beginning of this year, lowered housing affordability. As such, many buyers are considering more affordable options such as condominiums and townhomes” said A.A.R. CEO Andrew Cooper. “As housing demand has cooled off in recent months, however, the statewide median price is finally showing some signs of stability. As we enter the slower home buying season, we expect home prices to be capped by seasonal factors and annual price gains to continue to taper off in the coming months.” Other key facts of C.A.R.’s October 2013 resale housing report include: • The available sup-

ply of existing, single-family detached homes for sale dipped in October to 3.4 months, down from September’s Unsold Inventory Index of 3.6 months. The index was 3.1 months in October 2012. The index indicates the number of months needed to sell the supply of homes on the market at the current sales rate. A six- to seven-month supply is considered typical in a normal market. •The median number of days it took to sell a single-family home also increased to 33.1 days in October from 29.6 days in September, but was down from 38 days in October 2012. •Mortgage rates declined in October, with the 30-year, fixed-mortgage interest rate averaging 4.19 percent, down from 4.49 percent in September but up from 3.38 percent in October 2012, according to Freddie Mac. Adjustablemortgage interest rates in October averaged 2.63 percent, down from 2.67 in September but up from 2.59 percent in October 2012. Representing local Realtors® in the San Gabriel Valley for 89 years, the ARCADIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www. TheAAR.com) is one of the oldest trade organizations in CA. The AAR is dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate and is an advocate for private property rights. A.A.R. is headquartered in Arcadia.

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

November 17th: Around 2:52 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 West Huntington Drive, in regards to a patient in possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. As hospital staff treated the 32-year-old Hispanic female for attempted suicide, they discovered a drug pipe and methamphetamine inside her bra. Due to the subject’s condition, she was not arrested; however, the officer requested the case be considered for filing. At about 1:15 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft investigation. A 31-year-old Asian female subject exited the store without making payment for a jacket she tried on and never took off. The subject claimed she exited the store to make a phone call and planned to re-enter the store; however, another jacket was found concealed inside her baby’s stroller. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The suspect’s 10-month-old baby was released to the father and the case was reported to the Department of Child and Family Services since the infant was with the suspect during the crime and previous theft incidents. November 18th: At approximately 6:40 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a warrant attached to the license plate. The officer discovered the warrant was not issued for the driver; however, the driver had an expired license. The 57-year-old Black male was cited and released in the field without incident. Shortly after 7:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding a suspicious subject trespassing on private property and possible carrying a bat. The officer located the subject walking in the area of Second Avenue and La Porte Street and directed the subject to stop; however, the subject would not comply. The officer detained the subject on the ground and removed a 32.5 inch fence post from her hands. The 47-year-old White female was arrested for Delaying

a Peace Officer and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. November 19th: At approximately 2:01 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken tail light in the area of Fifth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. An investigation revealed the 58-year-old Hispanic male driver was under the influence and had open containers of beer inside the backseat of the vehicle. The officer discovered the driver had a suspended license, was on probation for a previous DUI , and violated his court order by driving without an interlock device and having a blood alcohol content greater than 0.01 percent. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Around 5:38 p.m., dispatch received phone calls regarding a solo traffic collision at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue. Witnesses observed three subjects flee the scene in a silver BMW after hitting a light pole and recorded the license plate. Shortly after, an officer responded to the address of the registered owner where he located the driver under the influence of alcohol. The 25-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. November 20th: Just before 3:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue in reference to a battery that just occurred. After a heated argument, a male subject pushed his girlfriend, which caused her to fall to the ground and strike her head on the sidewalk. Arcadia Fire responded to the scene and transported the victim to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. The 21-year-old Asian male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Around 4:40 p.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. Video surveillance revealed three Hispanic female suspects concealed merchandise inside their purses and exited the store without making payment. The total loss was approximately 300

pairs of underwear valued at $3,000. No witness were located. November 21st: At about 10:10 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Longden Avenue and Second Avenue for failing to make a complete stop. A records check revealed the driver had a suspended license and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 32-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 7:44 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and fled undetected with a large amount of jewelry. The officer did not locate any signs of forced entry and no witnesses were located. November 22nd: Just after midnight, an officer was dispatched to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a female subject sleeping on a bench in front of the Cheesecake Factory. Upon contact with the subject, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from her breath and person. An investigation revealed the 21-yearold Hispanic female was intoxicated and unable to care for herself. As the officer attempted to place her inside the patrol vehicle, she kicked him in the legs. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 7:23 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist in the area of Daines Avenue and Tyler Avenue for a known felony arrest warrant. The 38-year-old White male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. He was also cited for Resisting a Peace Officer as he refused to stop his bicycle until the officer stopped his vehicle in front of him.

Monrovia PD

Grand Theft Auto November 4 at 6:15 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of East Colorado. Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's white Honda Civic from the front of his home. The

victim did not know the license plate number of the vehicle because he had just bought the car the day before. The investigation is continuing. False Report to an Officer/ Misuse of 9-1-1 – Suspect Arrested November 4 at 8:37 a.m., Irwindale Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a cell phone. It was an open line, and the dispatcher could hear a female subject talking to a male subject, saying he had hurt her wrist, and then the phone went dead. The Irwindale dispatcher called back and the female answered, whispering into the phone that the male subject was now in the shower and he had in gun in the bathroom with him. The female stated he had hit her in the ribcage and was requesting paramedics. The subjects were at an address in the 500 block of East Colorado in Monrovia. Irwindale advised Monrovia Police Department and officers responded and set up containment of the location. Monrovia dispatch called the residence and the male subject answered the phone. He was asked to step outside. The subject complied and calmly walked outside with his hands in the air; he was detained without incident. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the female had made a false report to police. She was arrested for making a false report to an officer and a false 9-1-1 call. Driving Under the Influence / Failure to Yield – Suspect Arrested November 5 at 7:25 p.m., an officer was on patrol

near Chestnut and Fifth when he saw a vehicle driving south on Fifth with a flat tire. The vehicle continued to Huntington and Fifth without pulling over. The officer activated his lights and siren to get the driver to pull over, but the vehicle failed to yield and continued east on Huntington to Monterey, where the driver eventually pulled into a business parking lot. The officer contacted the driver and determined the driver was intoxicated. He was arrested for driving under the influence and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. Commercial Burglary November 8 at 1:40 p.m., a male suspect walked into a business in the 500 block of West Huntington and went straight to the jewelry section. He immediately began to stuff his pants with jewelry and then ran out of the store. Store security followed the suspect and called police. Officers arrived and saw the suspect riding a bicycle south on Mayflower. When the suspect saw the officers, he jumped off the bike and ran through a condominium complex and out of sight. Officers attempted to surround and contain the area, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing Petty Theft / Warrant – Suspect Arrested November 8 at 6:55 p.m., a petty theft was reported at a business in the 500 block of West Huntington. Loss prevention personnel had detained an adult female outside the store after they observed her place several items inside her purse. She paid for a couple of items, but did not pay for the more expensive items

she had concealed in her purse. Officers responded and upon further investigation, discovered the suspect also had an outstanding warrant for theft. She was arrested and taken into custody. Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Methamphetamine – Suspect Arrested November 9 at 1:07 a.m., police dispatch received a phone call from a male subject at a hotel in the 900 block of East Huntington. He stated that several armed men had broken into his hotel room and he was barricading himself in the bathroom. The subject was ranting and seemed incoherent. Officers arrived on scene and surrounded the location. They called to the subject and told him to exit the hotel room. He did not respond immediately and was acting strange, but he eventually exited the room. The subject was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Officers made a protective sweep of the hotel room and no other subjects were in the room. The officers discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the room. The subject was arrested. Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested November 9 at 1:08 a.m., an officer observed a driver make several vehicle code violations and conducted a traffic stop. When contacting the driver, the officer suspected the subject had been drinking. After investigation, the subject was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.


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The Temple City Camellia Festival committee invites you to join them Celebrating 70 years

Ever wonder where the phrase “Temple City Home of the Camellias” originated? Well it all happened 70 years ago when in 1944 the Women’s Club of Temple City chose a flower and slogan for the community and put it to work by crowning a Queen (eight month Sharon Ray Pearson) who was then driven down Las Tunas Drive escorted by a handful of Camp Fire Girls handing out Camellia blossoms to pedestrians. While this humble celebration has blossomed over the years, it continues to be a celebration of the youth in our community. This year, to celebrate the 70th Annual Camellia Festival, which will take place February 21-23, 2014, there will be more carnival rides and new entertainment for all ages, including live band performances on Saturday and Sunday and food trucks on Friday. There will be a Temple City High School “All Class”

Reunion as well as a Reunion for Past Camellia Festival Royalty. This year’s theme “OH THE BOOKS I CAN READ!” was suggested by theme winner, Aidan Garner, a First Grader at Emperor Elementary and announced by General Chairperson of the Camellia Festival of Temple City for 2014, Dawn Tarin at the October 24th KickOff attended by committee members and local dignitaries. The Festival Committee invited youth groups and organizations who are interested in becoming a part of this landmark celebration through building a float, marching in the parade, or operating a game or novelty booth to turn in application as soon as possible at the Camellia Festival Office as deadlines are fast approaching. In addition, if you are a First Grader in the Temple City Unified School District, or reside in Temple City, you can be part of the Camel-

lia Festival Royal Court. Royal Court Applications must be turned in to the Camellia Festival office no later than December 27th! The Camellia Festival Royal Court reigns over the weekend’s festivities as well as acting as representatives of the Camellia Festival throughout the year. The Royal Court is selected at the Play Day, which will be held on January 11th at the Live Oak Park Community Center and the public is invited to the Coronation, which will take place on January 31st at 7:00 p.m. also at Live Oak Park. All Applications, as well as more information regarding this unique hometown celebration can be found on the City’s website www.templecity. us or you may contact the Camellia Festival Director, Nan Fish at nfish@ templecity.us or 626-2852171 Ext. 2350. Join us in making the 70th Annual Camellia Festival a weekend to remember!

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TOYS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT: Temple Sheriff’s Station 8838 E. Las Tunas Drive Temple City, Ca. 91780 Or contact Deputy Bill Harrington (626)-292-3377 | waharrin@lasd.org

'American Dream' is still alive for young renters, Arcadia Assoc. of Realtors says Despite the financial toll the recent financial crisis has had on Americans, renters continue to hold homeownership in high esteem, and it remains a goal for the majority of them, according to the Arcadia Association of REALTORS® (AAR). Based on the recently completed “2013 Renter Survey” conducted by the California Association of REALTORS®, nearly three-quarters of renters rated homeownership as “important,” and more than half of renters (52 percent) said they plan to buy a home in the future, as nearly all see the advantages of owning versus renting. “It’s encouraging that the majority of renters still believe buying a home is a good investment, even after the adverse effects of the Great Recession,” said 2013 A.A.R. President Andy Bencosme. “Renters clearly see the benefits of owning a home, citing building equity, freedom to do what they want with their home, pride of ownership, stability, and tax deductions as the top advantages of homeownership.” A.A.R. states this is the first time C.A.R. has conducted its Renters Survey. The survey was conducted by telephone to 800 home renters statewide from April 26-May 25, 2013. The survey was also conducted online to 875 home renters statewide in August 2013. Demographic profiles of the two sets of respondents varied some, with the most significant difference being their age. The median age of online respondents was 39 and was 45 for telephone respondents. Whilst almost half of all respondents believed that gaining equity and investing for their future and their children’s future was an advantage of homeownership, online respondents were twice as likely to carry that belief. Online respondents were also three times as likely to

believe in freedom gained from homeownership and were twice as likely to take pride and feel satisfaction from owning something of their own. There are other interesting differences between online and telephone respondents. Among online respondents to the survey, 33 percent indicated having outstanding student loans, with 84 percent averaging less than $10,000 of student loan debt. Fourteen percent of telephone respondents had outstanding debt, with 17 percent owing more than $50,000. Additionally, telephone respondents are more stationary and are less likely to move in the near future. Meanwhile, more than one-third (35 percent) of online respondents plan to move within the next couple of years. Online respondents, for various reasons, are also more likely to see significant increases in their rents, with 17 percent indicating their most recent rent increase was more than 20 percent. Twenty-six percent previously owned a primary residence, and 6 percent currently own real estate. Of those who previously owned a home, the reasons for selling include: Needed to move for family reasons (24 percent), foreclosure (14 percent), needed to move for work (13 percent), short sale (11 percent), and bankruptcy (3 percent). •Most renters (44 percent) who expressed the desire to own instead of rent were only renting out of financial necessity and the majority plan to buy in the next three years or longer. •Renters mentioned a lack of building equity (24 percent), the inability to make changes to their living environment (14 percent), and unpredictable rent increases (15 percent) as the top three things they dislike about renting. •The majority of respondents prefer to buy a single-family home over

condominiums, townhomes, and other types of residences, with 77 percent indicating they plan to purchase a single-family home. Online respondents however are more likely to plan to purchase a townhouse, condo, or a mobile home, with 26 percent saying so, while only 19 percent of telephone respondents indicated planning a purchase of a townhouse, condo, or a mobile home. •More than four out of every 10 renters (41 percent) indicated they plan to purchase in the same county where they currently reside, and 14 percent plan to buy in the same neighborhood. •Currently, about half (51 percent) of all renters live in an apartment, with the remainder residing in a single-family home, a townhouse, or a condominium. •Renters are creatures of habit, with the average tenure in a residence being more than eight years. •Lastly, when asked if they intend to use a REALTOR® to make their home purchase, telephone respondents were more likely to use one, and half of online respondents did not know if they would use a REALTOR®. Online respondents were also twice as likely to begin their search for a home online, while telephone respondents were almost equally likely to begin online and talk to a real estate agent. Seventy-four percent of those that say they will begin their search online also say they plan to use a REALTOR®. Representing local Realtors® in the San Gabriel Valley for 89 years, the ARCADIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www. TheAAR.com) is one of the oldest trade organizations in CA. The AAR is dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate and is an advocate for private property rights. A.A.R. is headquartered in Arcadia.

Dinsmoor open house - Dec. 14 Experience an open house and old fashioned Christmas Party inside the beautiful Dinsmoor Heritage House from 2 to 5 p.m. on

Sunday, Dec. 14. Come by for free homemade goodies and hot apple cider at the Dinsmoor Heritage House, located at 9632 East Steele

Street in Rosemead. For more information, contact Julie Gentry at (626) 588-7223 or julieg3535@ gmail.com.


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Arcadia High girls’ golf team captain leads by example It might be a pricy sport, but Adrienne Lao, captain of the Arcadia High girls’ golf team, is having a great time out there on the green as the season winds down. Lao, a senior, said the financial cost of playing the sport adds up. “It’s probably the most expensive sport at school,” she said. “A golf set is around a couple hundred. You got to replace your golf shoes and gloves and balls and tees. Every time you need to play it’s like 20 bucks max.” Lao said she practices at Santa Anita Golf Course and the Par 3 course on Live Oak Avenue, two to three hours a day, three to four hours a week. She added her grandmother introduced her to the sport. “I’ve been playing for maybe eight years,” she said. “It teaches you a lot of life lessons, like

By SHEL SEGAL patience, sportsmanship, lessons you can use in everyday life.” So, how good is she? “I’m not bad. (My handicap is) decent,” she said. “It’ good to be under 90 and it’s definitely good to be under 100.” Lao added she shot her best score of 78 recently at a country club in Palm Springs for a fundraising tournament there. She also said her game definitely has a strong point and a weak point. “I’m good with my short game,” Lao said. “My long game, I’m not the strongest hitter, but I make up for it with my short game. Lao said she plans on playing golf in college and would love to study marketing. Her coach George Gund said he was very pleased to have Lao on the team.

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“She’s our captain,” Gund said of Lao. “She’s a four-year letterman. She leads by example. The girls follow her. It’s great to have her as one of my captains. She’s a great girls and she’s a pretty steadying influence.” (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com. Follow him via Twitter @segallanded.)

Family tragedy breeds triumph Teen living with uncle in Pasadena survived two plane crashes; signs to play basketball in Michigan According to numerous reports tragedy never will be fully behind Austin Hatch. But the Pasadena resident and Michigan basketball signee showed again Wednesday he has not lost hope. . “I feel like God has his hand on me,” Hatch said during a news conference in Los Angeles last week. “I feel like there’s a plan for my life.”. In June 2011, Hatch was a passenger in a small aircraft, flown by his father, that crashed. His father and stepmother were killed. Eight years earlier, his father was the pilot in another crash that killed Hatch’s mother and two siblings. After the second crash, Hatch was placed in a medically induced coma

for eight weeks. He had a traumatic brain injury, a broken collarbone and a punctured lung. The second crash came two weeks after Hatch, a 6-foot-6 wing at Canterbury School in Ft. Wayne, Ind., had verbally committed to play at Michigan. He has not played in a competitive basketball game since the crash. Hatch moved this summer from Indiana to Pasadena, to live with an uncle’s family and attend a senior year of high school at Loyola, a Catholic private school in Los Angeles. He is practicing with the team and hopes to play, but a date for his triumphant return is not known. “What once was second nature, now I have

to think about that stuff,” he said. “That’s going to take some more time. But I’ve been working on my fundamentals. I’ve been working on anything and everything to get back on the court.” When Hatch awoke from his coma after the second crash, it took him awhile to process that he had lost his family. “I was dealing with the loss of my best friend, my coach, my teacher, my mentor and my No. 1 fan — that same man was also my father, Dr. Stephen Hatch,” he said. He said when he awoke from the coma, and later, when he needed a wheelchair to get around, he told people he was going to play basketball again.

TCUSD PTAs host Blood Drive - Dec. 14 Cloverly Elementary School and La Rosa Elementary Schools’ PTAs are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and a “Be The Match” National Mar-

row Donor Drive on Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at La Rosa located at 9301 La Rosa Drive in Temple City.

To make an appointment to donate blood, visit the blood drive website at www.givelife.org and or call Tiffany Brodbeck at 949-331-7275.

La Salle garners second CIFSS Division 1A girls volleyball championship La Salle overcame a slow start in the first set, then finished strongly to overcome an early deficit and control the pace in the second before shaking loose from a back-and-forth battle in the third with a late 8-2 run to cap a sweep and capture its second CIFSS Division 1A girls volleyball championship in the past three years (back-to-back titles) by defeating HarvardWestlake (25-22, 25-20, 25-17) at Santiago Canyon College. Jenny Haderlein spurred the Lancers to match point in the third with consecutive kills on the heels of three more from DeSales, who finished with 16 kills, 13 digs, and six blocked shots. Renaissance Forster (8 kills, 6 digs, 3 blocks) sparked La Salle's tempo command in the second set with four consecutive kills for the team's 18th thru 21st points, preserving crucial three and four point leads. Caroline "C.K" Knop came through with three digs, assisted along by a pair of blocks from Forster,

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before smacking a thunderous kill for a 10-8 Lancer lead in the second before finishing with 10 kills and a team-high 17 digs. Kat Knop played another integral part in the Lancers' digging party to

thwart Harvard-Westlake's attacking schemes by chipping in with 15 digs. Cheri Raymundo added nine digs and had her own block party as well, denying access to five Wolverine attack attempts.


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Duarte volunteers invited to help decorate City of Hope's 2014 Rose Parade float City of Hope and City of Duarte have designated Saturday, Dec. 28 "Duarte Day," an opportunity for local volunteers to work on City of Hope's especially significant 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade float. The world-class biomedical research, treatment and education institution founded in 1913 in Duarte, will be officially sun setting its Centennial festivities as a participant in the 2014 Rose Parade on New Year's Day. "Helping to decorate a Rose Parade float that will be seen and enjoyed by millions of parade viewers around the world is a fun and exciting way to kick off the new-year. Volunteering to work on the City of Hope float is a great opportunity for our Duarte residents to salute City of Hope's 100 years of life-saving work," said Deputy City

Manager, Karen Herrera. City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. The theme of City of Hope's 2014 Rose Parade float, "Turning Hope & Dreams into Reality," depicts the Wishing Trees that line the entrance to the medical center where patients, visitors and supporters can make a wish or honor a loved one. The float is being built by Phoenix Decorating Co. The decoration site for the City of Hope's float is Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco St., in Pasadena. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age or over. Opportunities are available for 80 volunteers who will be split into two work shifts of

40 persons each. The first shift will work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second shift from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Duarte Day volunteers will receive a t-shirt and commemorative City of Hope lapel pin. For details about volunteering and to register go to www.cityofhopeparadefloat. eventbrite.com and select a shift during Duarte Decorating Day. For those who would like to support City of Hope’s float decorating efforts, but are unable to volunteer, there is another way to help. Add a wish to the Wishing Trees to make dreams come true and help save lives. Virtual wishes can be purchased for $25. With a $125 donation, wishes will be placed on the float. Wishes can be purchased at www.cityofhope. org/floatwishes.

Coldwell Banker’s Arcadia Office to make 26th Annual Trip to the Union Rescue Mission

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On Monday December 16th, Dean Griffith and a group of real estate agents from Coldwell Banker’s Arcadia Regional Office will make their annual holiday trip to the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission. Dean and his fellow agents are collecting new and used clothing, blankets, and any cash or checks that you would like to donate to the Mission. Last year they collected 4 truckloads of clothing & blankets and approxi-

mately $2,000 in donations for the mission. The annual “Trip to the Mission” was started 26 years ago by Bruce Pfeiffer, an agent in Coldwell Banker’s Arcadia Regional Office. After 20 years of leading the trip to the mission, Bruce handed over his duties to Dean. The Union Rescue Mission’s efforts are focused on reducing homelessness throughout LA County and specifically Skid Row. Currently, Los

Angeles County has 3% of the nation’s total population, but 10% of its homeless population. Coldwell Banker’s Arcadia Regional Office is located at 15 E Foothill Blvd in Arcadia and you can bring your donations into the office until Monday December 16th at 9:00am. If you need assistance or would like your donations to be picked up you can contact Dean Griffith at (626) 664-9163.

PUSD School Board meeting stopped by protestors A new California Appellate case just published August 8, 2013, “Glaski v. Bank of America”, holds that a homeowner can challenge his lender’s right to foreclose by showing that the Deed of Trust never made it into the securitized trust until after the trust’s closing date. This is the case in most loans made in the last 12 years. If the bank foreclosed we should be able to get the homeowner money damages and/or the house back. Or a lawsuit could be filed and a court ruling obtained preventing the court from foreclosing. Recently enacted Sections 2924(a)(6) and 2924.19 of California Civil Code provide the same relief to homeowners. It is highly suggested that homeowners take this window of opportunity to get relief before the banks get Congress to close this door with national legislation. Contact us so we can help you.

600 N. Rosemead Blvd. Suite 100 Pasadena, CA 91007 626. 584.7800 www.stephengoldenlaw.com We are here to help you. Call us for FREE in-office consultation

Hundreds protested the PUSD Bopard of Education last week crying “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Benefit Cap has got to go.” Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education President Renatta Cooper abruptly adjourned the Board of Education meeting last Thursday a mere few minutes after it convened. Hundreds of teachers, family and supporters made their way from the

exterior of the district offices into the corridors of power making clear their message. The school district wants to place a cap on the amount the district would pay out per member to fund Health and Welfare Plans including dental. The teachers voiced concern that over time the health benefits will rise in cost and take away from their paycheck. PUSD Board Presi-

dent Renatta Cooper said she did not have a choice but to adjourn the meeting. She also said she was sorry the student representatives had to witness the protest. Currently the Pasadena Unified School district is ranked 8th by LA County School Districts for paying out maximum Health and Welfare benefits. The district currently pays out more than $17,000 per member in benefits at the maximum.

Monrovia Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony - Dec. 5 Kick off the holiday season on Thursday, December 5 and enjoy the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade. The evening begins with the Tree Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., at Library Park, on the corner of Myrtle and Lime Avenues. The Holiday Parade will

begin at 7 p.m., traveling north on Myrtle Avenue from Chestnut to Palm Avenue. The parade theme is “An Old Town Holiday.” This year’s Grand Marshal is Monrovia resident Mike Roth, an Emmy Award winner for his cartoon series, “The Regular Show.” The parade is sponsored

by the Monrovia Old Town Merchants and applications are available at the Monrovia Community Center, at 119 West Palm Avenue, or on the City’s website at www.cityofmonrovia.org. For additional information please contact the Department of Community Services at (626) 256-8246.


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com Temple City Notices CITY OF TEMPLE CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Lead Agency: City of Temple City 9701 Las Tunas Drive Temple City, CA 91780

Project Title:

Contact: Adam Gulick, Associate Planner Peter Sun, Management Analyst Phone: (626) 285-2171 Email: agulick@templecity.us psun@templecity.us

PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 28, 2013 TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE

PROJECT NO. 130000091: GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 72407, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, SITE PLAN REVIEW AND A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

State Clearinghouse Number: Not applicable Project Location: The proposed Project is located within the City of Temple City, which is located in southeastern Los Angeles County. The Project site is generally located southeasterly of Lower Azusa Road, northeasterly of the Union Pacific Railroad ROW, and southwesterly of the Eaton Wash, approximately 400 feet east of the intersection of Lower Azusa Road and Encinita Avenue. The site is contained within an unsectioned area of Township 1 South and Range 11 West of the USGS Topographic Map, 7.5 Minute Series, El Monte Quadrangle and known as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 8592-005-003 and 8592-005-004. Project Description: Project No. 130000091 which proposes to implement a 74 unit single-family attached and detached residential project with associated on-site recreational amenities (three pocket parks) on two parcels totaling approximately 10.8 acres (Project) located at 9250 Lower Azusa Road, in the City of Temple City, County of Los Angeles, California. The Eaton Wash, a Flood Control easement, is located on the northeasterly portion of the Project site and is approximately 4.63 acres. After netting out this easement, the remaining developable area is approximately 6.22 acres. An existing Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way (ROW), with a single line, is located adjacent to the southeasterly property line. The Project site is a long and narrow site, the width being approximately 130 feet distance between the railroad right-of-way and the Eaton Wash and the length being an average of 2,570 feet. There is one access point to Lower Azusa Road. A single, 24-foot-wide drive lane, which leads to fourteen 24-wide drive lanes (average depth 90 feet) is along the southerly portion of the Project. As presently proposed, the Project proponent has prepared six applications as part of Project No. 130000091 to allow development of the proposed Project site: General Plan Amendment; Zone Change; Tentative Tract Map No. 72407; Conditional Use Permit; Site Plan Review; and a Development Agreement. Finding: City of Temple City’s decision to implement this proposed project is a discretionary decision or “project” that requires evaluation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Based on the information in the project Initial Study, the City has made a preliminary determination that a Mitigated Negative Declaration will be the appropriate environmental determination for this project to comply with CEQA. Initial Study: Copy of the Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration are on file and available for public review at the City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780 and on the City’s website www.templecity.us The public review period for the Initial Study begins November 19, 2013 and closes on December 10, 2013. Mitigation Measures: All mitigation measures identified in the Initial Study are summarized on pages 89-91 and are proposed for adoption as conditions of the project. These measures will be implemented through a mitigation monitoring and reporting program if the Mitigated Negative Declaration is adopted. PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 28, 2013 TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE

PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 28, 2013 TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE

Rosemead City Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD ON DECEMBER 10, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rosemead City Council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at Rosemead City Hall, located at 8838 East Valley Boulevard, Rosemead, regarding the adoption of Urgency Ordinance No. 938 and Ordinance No. 939 to adopt the State of California Title 24 Building Laws as amended and adopted by Los Angeles County Titles 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require special assistance to participate in this public hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (626) 569-2171. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled hearing will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to facilitate participation. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if you challenge the aforementioned action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to the public hearing. Jeff Allred, City Manager City of Rosemead 8838 E. Valley Boulevard Rosemead, California 91770 PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 28, 2013 ROSEMEAD READER

Fictitious Business Name Filings FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2013210000 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DENTAL SPACE ADVISORS, 10866 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor , Los Angeles, CA 90024. This business is conducted by a limited liability company (llc). Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on March 11, 2012. Signed: Reynolds Commercial Realty Advisors, Inc (TX), 10866 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor , Los Angeles, CA 90024; Evan Reynolds, President. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 8, 2013. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly November 7, 2013, November 14, 2013, November 21, 2013, November 28, 2013


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Arcadia City Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arcadia City Hall Council Chamber, 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California, the Arcadia City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the following: • The adoption of an ordinance amending Article VIII of the Arcadia Municipal Code relating to Building Regulations and adopting by reference the 2013 Editions of the California Building Code, Volumes 1 and 2, including State of California amendments applicable to local jurisdictions and further adopting by reference including amendments, the 2013 California Residential Code, the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, the 2013 California Plumbing Code, the 2013 California Electrical Code, the 2013 California Mechanical Code and the 2013 California Existing Building, the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition, as published by the International Code Council and the 2013 Los Angeles County Building Code Appendix J-Grading; and • The adoption of an ordinance amending Article III of the Arcadia Municipal Code relating to Fire Regulations and adopting by reference the 2013 Edition of the California Fire Code in its entirety, including Appendices Chapter 4, B, C, D, E, F, G, and I based on the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code published by the International Code Council. At said time and place an opportunity will be afforded all those interested and the public in general to be heard. All persons are hereby advised that should any person desire to legally challenge any action taken by the City Council with respect to the above matter and this public hearing, such person may be limited to raising only those issues and objections raised by such person or other persons at or prior to the time of the public hearing. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 574-5455 at least three (3) working days before the meeting or time when such special services are needed. This notification will help City staff in making reasonable arrangements to provide you with access to the meeting. For further information regarding these public hearing items, please contact Don Stockham, City of Arcadia Building Official at (626) 5745416 or Mark Krikorian, Fire Marshal at (626) 574-5104 during normal business hours, which are Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on alternate Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All persons are invited to appear and provide testimony at the public hearing. In addition, all persons are invited to provide written and other evidence at or prior to the public hearing. You may view the City Council agenda and the documents on the City’s website at www.ci.arcadia.ca.us starting November 15, 2013. Lisa Mussenden Chief Deputy City Clerk/Records Manager PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 21 & 28, 2013 ARCADIA WEEKLY

Probate Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE MARIA MARTINEZ MANQUEROS Case No. BP146855

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JOSEPHINE MARIA MARTINEZ MANQUEROS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Lilliana Perez in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Lilliana Perez be appointed as personal repre-sentative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented 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 Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:30AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections

or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the dece-dent, 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 Califor-nia 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: J SCOT BLACKBURN ESQ SBN 188682 LAW OFFICES OF ADAM M LEACH APLC 1445 HUNTINGTON DRIVE STE 205 SOUTH PASADENA CA 91030 CN#892319 PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 21, 25, & 28,2013 AZUSA BEACON

NOTICE OF PETITION TO

ADMINISTER ESTATE OF BEVERLY JEAN QUIMBY Case No. BP147050

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of BEVERLY JEAN QUIMBY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Shereen Smith (named in the will as Shereen Diana Smith in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS AN-GELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Shereen Smith be appointed as personal repre-sentative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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 Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented 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 Dec. 17, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 5 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the dece-dent, 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 Califor-nia 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: MARJORIE S ARCHER ESQ SBN 97391 MARJORIE S ARCHER ESQ 100 W FOOTHILL BLVD STE 201 SAN DIMAS CA 91773 CN#892318 PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 25 & 28, 12/02, 2013 AZUSA BEACON

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RICHARD CARLBLOM Case No. BP147044

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of RICHARD CARLBLOM A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by James Carlblom in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that James Carl-blom be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented 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 Dec. 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 11 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the dece-dent, 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 Califor-nia 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: JONATHAN D PRIMUTH ESQ SBN 143736 LAW OFFICE OF JONATHAN D PRIMUTH 790 E COLORADO BLVD STE 790 PASADENA CA 91101 CN#892333 PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 28, 12/02,12/05, 2013 SAN GABRIEL SUN

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF NANCY MARIE COLLINS Case No. BP147077

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of NANCY MARIE COLLINS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Glen James Collins in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGE-LES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Glen James Collins be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented 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 Dec. 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 11 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the dece-dent, 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 Califor-nia 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: GEORGINA LEPE ESQ

SBN 273315 LAW OFFICE OF GEORGINA LEPE 140 N HARVARD AVE NO 906 CLAREMONT CA 91711 CN#892990 PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 25 & 28, 12/02/2013 AZUSA BEACON

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF PAUL TURNER COLLINS Case No. BP147078

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of PAUL TURNER COLLINS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Glen James Collins in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGE-LES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Glen James Collins be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented 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 Dec. 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 11 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the dece-dent, 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 Califor-nia 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: GEORGINA LEPE ESQ SBN 273315 LAW OFFICE OF GEORGINA LEPE 140 N HARVARD AVE NO 906 CLAREMONT CA 91711 CN#892998 PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 25 & 28, 12/02/2013 AZUSA BEACON

Public Notices CASE NUMBER: (Numero del Caso): KC066116 - H SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ROBERT J. KEYES, JR., MELINDA LOOMIS, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive Plaintiff’s Title Thereto. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, A Dela-ware Limited Liability Company NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your re-sponse. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help

Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warn-ing from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any set-tlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, Pomona Courthouse South – East District, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): WRIGHT, FINLAY & ZAK, LLP, T. ROBERT Finaly SBN 167280, Michael J. Gilligan SBN 115658, 4665 MacArthur Court, Ste. 280, Newport Beach, CA 92660 / (949) 477-5050, (949) 608-9142 Date: (Fecha) DATE Jun 24, 2013 Clerk (Secretario), by: B. FONSECA, Deputy (Adjunto) CASE ASSIGNED FOR ALL PURPOSES TO JUDGE BRUCE MINTO DEPT. H Published 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/13 MONROVIA WEEKLY

Trustee Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-132827-CS Order # 130163824-CA-API Loan # 9800889538 (PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE Section 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR.) NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/25/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARTHA MILANEZ, A SINGLE WOMAN AND MARVIN J. GUZMAN, A SINGLE MAN AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/24/2007 as Instrument No. 20071989511 in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/16/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:


BeaconMediaNews.com $257,597.69 The purported property address is: 156 W. 1ST ST AZUSA, CA 91702 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8611-030-048 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 the 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 same 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 (714) 730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case CA-13-2827-CS. 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/30/2013 SUMMIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC 16745 W. Bernardo Dr., Ste. 100 San Diego, CA 92127 (866) 248-2679 (For NON SALE information only) Sale Line: (714) 730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 248-2679 CECILIA STEWART, Trustee Sale Officer If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. A-4425110 11/14/2013, 11/21/2013, 11/25/2013 AZUSA BEACON NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0128419 Doc ID #0008703422742005N Title Order No. 11-0108649 Investor/Insurer No. 870342274 APN No. 5388-024-065 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/21/2007. 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 PABLO BARRETO A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., dated 08/21/2007 and recorded 8/29/2007, as Instrument No. 20072014462, 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 12/09/2013 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: 5336 1/2 ACACIA STREET, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91776. 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 $825,025.43. 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

NOVEMBER 28, 2013 - DECEMBER 4, 2013 | 25 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco. com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0128419. 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: 02/02/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 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. A-4426254 11/14/2013, 11/21/2013, 11/28/2013 SAN GABRIEL SUN NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA13-545958-AB Order No.: 7999571 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/24/2005. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOHN A. JOHNSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND DOLORES CHAMBERS, A SINGLE WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/7/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0507058 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/5/2013 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $158,965.02 The purported property address is: 534 MAYDEE ST, DUARTE, CA 91010-3126 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 8521-004-014 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 the 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 same 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 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13-545958-AB . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders

right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-545958-AB IDSPub #0058315 11/14/2013 11/21/2013 11/28/2013 DUARTE DISPATCH APN: 8576-002-036 Trustee Sale No. 13524841 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 6/12/2007. 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 On 12/5/2013 at 9:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 6/21/2007, as Instrument No. 20071494404, in Book XX, Page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: SUSAN D GRAHAM, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK 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: IN THE AREA IN THE FRONT OF Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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 described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 10451 MULHALL ST #16 EL MONTE, CA 91731-1272 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $186,720.12 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 the 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 same 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 (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.PRIORITYPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 1352484-1. 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (714) 573-1965 Date: 11/4/2013 CLEAR RECON CORP ,Authorized Signature CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117 P1069325 11/14, 11/21, 11/28/2013 EL MONTE EXAMINER APN: 8594-004-014 TS No: CA08000265-13-1 TO No: 1429764 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 30, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 9, 2013 at 09:00 AM, behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 15, 2005 as Instrument No. 05 3089083 and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement recorded on June 25, 2010 as Instrument Number 20100876878 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by LIMIN

LIANG, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of DOWNEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, F.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9303 STEELE STREET, ROSEMEAD, CA 91770 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $534,239.36 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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 the 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 same 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 Priority Posting and Publishing at 714573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08000265-13-1. 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. Date: November 6, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA08000265-13-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1069762 11/14, 11/21, 11/28/2013 ROSEMEAD READER TSG No.: 8077259 TS No.: CA1300253019 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 8531-024-016 Property Address: 2037 PARK ROSE AVENUE DUARTE, CA 91010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/03/2007. 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. On 12/04/2013 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 04/09/2007, as Instrument No. 20070844324, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: RICARDO REAL, A SINGLE MAN., WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 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 described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 8531024-016 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2037 PARK ROSE AVENUE, DUARTE, CA 91010 he undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal

sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $396,621.33. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. 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 the 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 same 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 (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting. com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1300253019 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 6 Campus Circle, 2nd Floor Westlake, TX 76262 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)9390772To: DUARTE DISPATCH NPP0223213 11/14/2013, 11/21/2013, 11/28/2013 DUARTE DISPATCH NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0063200 Doc ID #000688165782005N Title Order No. 12-0112161 Investor/Insurer No. 1707010301 APN No. 5387-008-067 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/09/2008. 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 ELISA S. WONG, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 05/09/2008 and recorded 5/15/2008, as Instrument No. 20080863889, 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 12/09/2013 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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: 1230 ELM AVENUE G, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91775. 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 $345,457.37. 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco. com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0063200. 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: 10/17/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 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. A-FN4427569 11/14/2013, 11/21/2013, 11/28/2013 SAN GABRIEL SUN NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA-124655 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/24/2006. 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. On December 5, 2013, at 11:00 AM, BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, in the City of POMONA, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by DAVID BARRAZA, JR., A MARRIED MAN, as Trustors, recorded on 5/1/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0951903, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELLAT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 5376-007-008 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 7019 NORTH MUSCATEL AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775-1229. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $330,062.14. 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 the 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 same 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 800-542-2550 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.rtrustee.com. using the file number assigned to this case. 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. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 11/8/2013 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http:// www.rtrustee.com A-4428176 11/14/2013, 11/21/2013, 11/28/2013 SAN GABRIEL SUN


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Family Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning – Silver Family Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning began in 2012 by Oscar Mendo. With five years prior experience in the trade and his IICRC certification, Oscar is dedicated to his craft and provides his customers with honest, affordable and top quality work. “Our customers are part of the family,” says Oscar. He can clean just about any kind of carpet and upholstery. Cleaning your carpets and upholstery is what they specialize in. Fast, courteous service is their promise to all their valued customers and friends. El Monte (626) 232-4004 www.myfamilycarpetcleaning.com

Our emphasis is on convenience. We offer eye exams seven days a week; we are open weekday evenings until 8 pm. Linden Optometry was founded by Dr. William Linden O.D. in 1956. Although he passed away in 1997, Linden Optometry a P.C. continues to serve the community under the careful direction of Dr. Alan Limfat, O.D. We are open seven days a Week! Mon-Fri: 9am - 8 pm; Sat. 8am -6pm, and Sun 10-5.

Linden Optometry, a P.C. - Gold Our goal at Linden Optometry a P.C. is to be a full-service optometry provider for patients in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.

Nicki C’s - Gold 470 S Rosemead Blvd Pasadena (626)792-7437 www.nikkics.com

We have a staff that speaks nine different languages. (626) 796-1191 477 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena Dog Zone – Gold (626) 358-0771

Designs 2 –GOLD Interior Design

Designs 2 owner Jan Tuszynski has been creating custom interiors for her clients for over 29 years; many of whom have been working with her throughout the years. She realizes that each client has specific needs or visions for their home: together with a client, Jan develops a very personalized design. This demands that no two projects are alike. A challenge? Yes, but one Jan welcomes and enjoys! A custom design plan also needs a wide range of workmen to make the vision come to life. With her years of experience, Jan has established a trusted relationship with many contractors and craftsmen in the area and she brings them into the project to work as a team. The goal is to have every job completed with ease and client satisfaction. This is what makes Designs 2, and Jan, so often selected for recognition by her clients. 55 W. Sierra Madre Blvd #100 Sierra Madre (626) 355-7139

By Fran Syverson It’s the Monday night before Turkey Day, and I head off to the worship service that has, for me, become a tradition. It’s an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Words to an old hymn run through my mind: “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing.” It’s the “gathering together” that I like. Each year leaders of several diverse faiths come to take part. This year is no exception. Listed on the program are Lutherans, Episcopalians, Catholics, Methodists, Congregationalists, and people from the Hsi Lai Temple, the Sikh Faith, the Muslim Community, Temple Beth David, and the Baha’i Community. Indeed, we gather together… . The reason Thanksgiving is chosen for the interfaith worship, of course, is that it’s not a religious holiday per se. It’s a national one. Easter or Hanukah just wouldn’t work out as well.

It’s a simple, no-frills worship this year. In turn, each faith leader, in distinctive ecclesiastical garb, offers a thanksgiving prayer in his or her own tongue, and in the style customary for the faith. Some chant; some sing. Words are not translated—we must go with the rhythm and flow as they are offered. So instead of listening with our ears and our mind, we sort of have to listen with our soul, I guess. The rest of our evening is given over to the reading of Presidential proclamations and to singing our two most sing-able patriotic songs, both of them full of thankfulness. Most of us vaguely have known that Presidential proclamations formalized Thanksgiving observances. Now we are hearing them read—Washington’s original one on Oct. 3, 1789, and Lincoln’s on Oct. 3, 1863, exactly 74 years later. We may have studied those proclama-

tions in school, but, if you’re like me, haven’t heard them since. It’s inspiring to listen to those words, full of hope and gratitude. When we sing “America,” I still get teary-eyed. “…I love thy rocks and rills, thy woods and templed hills; my heart with rapture thrills…” Yes, it’s corny, but my heart does “with rapture thrill.” The verses are printed for us in paragraph format, and somehow that makes it easier to really pay attention to what the words are saying. I still find this phrase to be most poignant: “America! America! May God thy gold refine, till all success be nobleness…” Would that it be true! And so, with voices raised in song and prayer, the evening closes. Despite our divergent views, people of many faiths have once more “gathered together” in mutual respect and thankfulness. I’ll be back next year!

Hollywood and Broadway Stars come together to fight ALS at Pasadena Playhouse - Jan. 14 Co-Producers Juliana Hansen and Jonathan White will present a one night only benefit performance, ONE STARRY NIGHT: Hollywood and Broadway Come Together to Fight ALS, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8pm, hosted by The Pasadena Playhouse. The evening will also include a silent auction and VIP post-show meet-and-greet. Proceeds will provide critical funding for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter’s mission priorities in care services, public policy, and cutting-edge global research toward treatments and cure. ONE STARRY NIGHT: Hollywood and Broadway Come Together to Fight ALS will be directed by Grammy Award-nominee Bruce Kimmel, with musical direction and orchestrations by Richard Allen. The evening will feature performances by (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde, James Barbour, Kay Cole, Daisy Eagan, Crow Garrett, Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Juliana Hansen, Melora Hardin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Jason and Nolan Livesay, Gary Morgan and The Flying Morgans, Karen Morrow, James Mulligan, Reagan

Pasternak, Jonathan Pendragon, Christy Carlson Romano, Joan Ryan, Rex Smith, Charlene Tilton, and Terri White, with more to be announced. "As often as possible, we open the doors of our beautiful theatre in support of worthy causes,” said Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse. “I am sure that this will be an entertaining and exciting evening that will raise funds for vital research in an important area. All of us at The Playhouse are happy to participate in this noble effort." “I am so excited to be working on an event supporting The ALS Association,” said co-producer Jonathan White. “My inspiration to do so came many years ago when a member of my extended family left college to be the primary caregiver for her father when he was diagnosed with ALS. Years later, I became more aware of Lou Gehrig’s disease and the incredible support network of people it takes to manage it. The opportunity to collaborate on a charitable event with brilliant performers, as well as compassionate human beings with a hearts of gold, was irresistible.”

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. People with ALS eventually lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration modestly extends survival. ONE STARRY NIGHT: Hollywood and Broadway Coming Together to Fight ALS will take place on Monday, January 14, 2014 at 8pm at The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Avenue, in Pasadena, 91101. Tickets are on sale now, and prices range from $25—$100, with premium seating available at $250. The VIP postshow meet and greet is available for an additional $75. To purchase online go to www. PasadenaPlayhouse.org/onestarrynight Tickets are also available via phone at (626) 356-7529 and in person at The Pasadena Playhouse box office (visit website for hours).


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Angels’ Voices bring Christmas Carols to Arcadia AAUW Brighten your day by enjoying music in the morning before shopping in the afternoon! On Saturday morning, December 7, members and guests of the Arcadia Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be treated to the delightful sounds of Christmas carols sung by angelic voices from the San Gabriel Valley Children’s Chorus. These sweet-voiced choristers will present an informal program of holiday music that is sure to please their listeners. To add to the entertainment, the Southern California Senior Chorus will also be

performing. The festive musical program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 West Duarte Road (SW corner of Duarte Rd. and Holly Ave.), Arcadia. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to this free holiday program, and ample parking is available in the church parking lot. Reminder: This Saturday morning meeting replaces our usual second Monday of the month evening meeting. Of the five groups within the SGV Children’s Chorus, the three groups featured on the program

are the Apprentice, Intermediate, and Pre-Concert choirs. Their ages range from four to thirteen. The conductors of the choirs are Mr. Samuel Lin, Ms. Pauline Shen, and Ms. Josephine Chuang. Jasmine Lin and Pauline Shen are also piano accompanists. The Southern California Senior Chorus is a community group that enjoys getting together for singing and fellowship. For further information about the program or about membership in the American Association of University Women, please call Tamara Kato at (626) 375-6756 or Patricia Dietrich at (626) 446-8437.

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