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BY SHEL SEGAL As the city of Temple City – along with the city of Los Angeles – is working to curb the sale of e-cigarettes, it appears that some of Temple City’s neighbors aren’t following suit. Officials from the west San Gabriel Valley cities of Arcadia, San Gabriel and Sierra Madre said earlier this week that they have no plan in the works to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. However, Jason Krukeberg, assistant city manager in Arcadia, said the situation could change as is warranted. “(Arcadia) is not currently working on any local ordinances to curb sales of e-cigarettes to minors, but Please see page 9

Sierra Madre residents plan protest vote Jan. 28 Proposition 218 written protest process begins The Sierra Madre City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre to consider adopting an increase in rates for water and sewer fees. The first rate adjustment would occur on February 1, 2014, followed by increases on July 1, 2014, Please see page 16

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Moody's downgrades Sierra Madre water revenue bonds to Ba1 from A3 $3M debt affected

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Moody's Investors Service, New York, has downgraded to Ba1 from A3 the City of Sierra Madre water enterprise's 1998 Revenue Bonds, of which there is currently about $3 million outstanding. The enterprise has an additional $8.1 million in outstanding debt not rated by Moody's but considered in their analysis, including $6.75 million Series 2003 parity bonds. The 1998 bonds are

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We all know what time of year it is. It’s a month of reflection, compassion, friends and family and celebrating the holidays. What most of us don’t know is

what it is like to face the holidays as a family with a critically ill child or parent of young children. Enter Here to Serve, an innovative and emerging

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nonprofit based in the San Gabriel Valley that helps families year-round, that have loved ones who are experiencing a life-threatening health crisis, with much

It’s no Fish Story…

Sierra Madre Rose Float Association needs your help

Judge describes scope of program as 'Orwellian' According to the Associate Press, The National Security Agency received a momentous legal setback since the disclosures prompted by a former contractor, Edward Snowden, when a federal judge ruled on Monday that its majority collection of telephone records is likely to violate the constitution. Judge Richard Leon declared that collection of so-called metadata probably violates the fourth amendment, relating to unreasonable searches and seizures, and was "almost Orwellian" in its scope. Leon said that the mass

collection of phone metadata, revealed by the Guardian newspaper of London, England in June, was "indiscriminatory" and "arbitrary" in its scope. "The almostOrwellian technology that enables the government to store and analyze the phone metadata of every telephone user in the United States is unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1970," he wrote in his 68-page ruling. Leon also expressly denied the government’s claim that a 1979 Supreme Court case, Smith v MaryPlease see page 17

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It is that time of year the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (SMRFA) needs your help. Have you always wanted to help create a Rose Float? Have you helped in the past and look forward to

coming again? Get involved in the Sierra Madre community event by helping create the Sierra Madre Rose Parade float. SMRFA needs construction and decoration crew

members now and ongoing until the float is finished. Presently they are working on Saturdays and Sundays. The week between Please see page 7


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Pasadena Chamber and City of Pasadena partner to encourage people to shop locally The prosperity of Pasadena is dependent on the financial health of our local business community. One simple way everyone who lives, works or does business in Pasadena can aid in the recovery of our local economy is to spend money with Pasadena businesses. In collaboration with the City of Pasadena, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is promoting local shopping through its Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena informational campaign. Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena encourages residents, workers and business owners in Pasadena to patronize local shops, restaurants and services that create local jobs and provide the financial bedrock for Pasadena. Sales tax dollars, business license fees, property taxes and other assessments paid by commercial interests return money to Pasadena to pay for essential services such as police and fire protection and also support our local public schools, parks and Pas-

adena City College. Spending in Pasadena also preserves local jobs, maintains local businesses and even saves travel time and reduces fuel consumption. “Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena encourages everyone to think locally when buying during the holiday season and beyond,” said Eric Duyshart, economic development manager for the City of Pasadena. “Our local businesses contribute to the excellent quality of life in Pasadena and every dollar retained in Pasadena pays a dividend to our community.” “We all have memories of that favorite retailer, restaurant or entertainment venue that is no longer in business here in Pasadena,” said Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little. “We are equally aware of our unemployment figures and the difficulty many have in finding work. When you Shop Pasadena, you may be preserving the job of your friends and neighbors.” To encourage local residents and workers to shop

in Pasadena, the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena promotional campaign to encourage local residents, workers, businesses and others to shop at Pasadena stores during the holidays. “If we want to keep our favorite businesses open and continue to have services provided by the city, there is a simple thing we can all do: support local businesses,” according to Mr. Little. “Shopping in Pasadena this holiday season, and beyond, has a positive ripple effect throughout our city.” Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena features bus shelter ads that are on display throughout Pasadena from mid-November to mid-January. The ads were designed in partnership with The Agency, a student-run advertising cooperative at Art Center College of Design. CBS Outdoor generously provides bus shelter space for the oversized poster campaign.

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By Dorothy Denne For over 20 years I have written a special column for Christmas. This year I'm going to make my first exception. I received a delightful little story that I will share with you. It does remind me of one of my own experiences. I have already written about that and perhaps will again but, for now, enjoy this from the pen of Author Unknown: "Each December I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations--extensive card writing, endless baking and decorating. Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments and, of course, the true meaning of Christmas. My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six-year-old. For weeks he had been memorizing songs for his school's "Winter Pageant." I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the

night of the production so I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there'd be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then. Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise. So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I arrived early and found a spot on the cafeteria floor among other parents. The students were led in. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then each group, one by one, rose to perform their song. Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as "Christmas", I didn't expect anything other than fun songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer. So, when my son's class rose to sing "Christmas Love" I was slightly taken aback by its bold title. Nicholas was aglow as were his classmates, adorned in fuzzy red mittens, red sweaters and bright snowcaps on their heads. Those in the front row-center stage held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of

the song. As the class would sing C is for Christmas, a child would hold up the letter C. Then H is for Happy and on and on until they would present the complete message, "Christma Love." The performance was going smoothly until we noticed a little girl holding the letter M upside down-totally unaware her letter M appeared as a W. The audience of 1st through 6th graders snickered at this little one's mistake. She had no idea they were laughing at her so she stood tall, proudly holding her W. Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together. A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen. In that instant we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities. For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear: CHRISTWASLOVE." From Dorothy--May each of you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

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December 24th Christmas Eve - Family Service and Pageant at 5:00 p.m. This special family service features the Children’s Christmas Pageant during which our youth inspire us with an adaptation of Max Lucado’s story - The Crippled Lamb. All children attending this service are encouraged to participate in the telling of the story. The service will also be filled with music provided by the children and a musical quartet. December 24th Christmas Eve – Carols and

Hymns at 10:30 p.m. and Mass at 11:00 p.m. Ascension’s late Christmas Eve service features the traditional procession, incense, candles, prayer, sermon, and the great music of the season as the congregation joyously celebrates the birth of Christ. This glorious service of congregational and choral song, including the following anthems: Hodie, Christus Natus Est – Healey Willan; Nativity Carol – John Rutter Masters in This Hall – arr. William R. Price; Christmas Folksong – Roland E.

Martin; Ave Maria – Franz Biebl; Christmas Cantata: Gloria in Excelsis Deo – Daniel Pinkham and What Sweeter Music – John Rutter. December 25th Christmas Day - 11:00 a.m. the Celebration of the Feast of the Nativity. Church of the Ascension is located at 25 E. Laurel Avenue corner of Laurel and Baldwin Avenues in Sierra Madre. For more information, please call the parish office at 626-355-1133 or visit: www.ascension-sierramadre.com.

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A broken record! Dear Editor: The majority group of three of the Sierra Madre City Council, on November 12, 2013, went through the exercise of the need for more revenues. They used their politically correct words of conservation, imports, waste, and excessive use. All of these are aimed at we, the taxpayers, and the City's need for more revenues (taxes). We have heard those tunes before and they sound like a broken record. They did not care about the 41% increase of the water rates or the 4 plus, 4 increases in the sewer charges - then went right on to vote on keeping the 10% utility tax for an additional eight years. They also eliminated the advisory measure and the Oversight Committee. This was probably alright because the Council doesn't listen to the people anyway, unless they like what the person may be saying. The City Manager was very careful to understate-the increase of revenue from the property taxes from this year's property sales and building improvements. She talked in terms of increases of a few hundred thousand dollars instead of the millions of dollars of additional revenue from this source. They didn't say a whisper about the $36M of longterm debt, which includes $16M of interest, as the real problem that is behind the City's hunger for more money. They refuse to admit to their mistakes of digging this hole nor do they admit to their other areas of excessive

spending and lack of maintaining the City's property. All the majority group can think of is you need to do things my way or the highway. If it wasn't bad enough to say "If the people don't give us the water rate and sewer increases, then we will sell the water department! Now, if the people do not give us the utility tax increase, then we will import a paramedic and police department. These warnings are all that the majority can think of and they refuse to talk about their lack of conservation and waste and excessive use of the taxpayers monies. All of these costs to the taxpayer are deemed necessary even though the last year closed with a surplus of $870,000. Their newest brainchild is an automobile that has a sign on it to be used by "volunteers." Don't you know of this critical need? There is only one response for the people to do. When the times comes, send in your protest ballot on the water rate increases and when it is time to vote next April then vote against the utility rate increase just as we did the last time When will the City get the message to stop increasing the tax burden on the people? The people have a hard enough time of daily living and making ends meet. Start listening to the people, and working for them. Please throw your broken record away. Sierra Madre Watchman

Sierra Madre Watchman's weekly ‘diatribe' disturbs reader Dear Editor: I appreciate your efforts, but really, why should we believe Sierra Madre Watchman, if you won't publish his or her name? Is this a case of someone who's angry because they weren't elected, or any number of other reasons? Why should we believe this weekly diatribe of someone who's clearly upset, in-

stead of someone who is trying to fix the problems with Sierra Madre's water? Let Sierra Madre's water company go under, and see how rapidly the Watchman backpedals, as our water rates go up by a factor or three or four... Grumbling all the way ... At least this city council is trying to fix the problem !! Dave Felt

Sierra Madre claims no responsibility for ‘robocalls’ Sierra Madre residents have apparently reported receiving a “robo-call” from a group identifying itself as, “Water for You”, no other identification or return number is provided for this group. A number of residents have reported the calls as “threatening” and the City felt it was important to clarify that the City is not responsible for the calls. “ The City of Sierra Madre does not know who has paid for these robo-phone calls, nor does the City have contact information for this group,” a press release stated Monday. “While the City is confident that our water customers will read the information that was included in the Proposition 218 mailing that was mailed to all water and sewer customers and will ultimately make their own decisions regarding the proposed water and sewer rate increase, the City felt it was important to correct misinformation provided in the robo-call.” The city went on to explain the revenue increase: “First, the “water rate

increase” is not a 69% rate increase, but a total revenue increase of 61% over five years. This does not translate into a direct 61% increase to every water customer’s bill. (For the impact on individual customer bills please see the next paragraph.) The water fund needs to increase its total revenues in order to reverse the deteriorating financial condition of the fund. Currently, the water fund does not generate sufficient revenues to support its annual operational, capital and debt payments. Please refer to the “Fact sheet” that was included in the Proposition 218 mailing, and is also available on the City’s website for a complete explanation of the difference between a “revenue increase” and a “rate increase.” Secondly, under the proposed rate increase, the majority (more than 50%) of Sierra Madre water customers’ bi-monthly water bills will increase less than 10% the first year of the proposed increase. A typical residential water customer, who uses 33 units of water is estimated to experience the following

increases in their water bill: • 10.3% ($12.70 bimonthly, or $6.35 a month) increase the first year, • 14.3% ($19.40 bimonthly or $9.70 per month) increase the second year, • 12.7% ($19.71 bimonthly, or $9.86 a month) increase the third year, • 2.5% ($4.24 bi-monthly or $2.21 per month) increase the fourth year, and a • 3.7% ($6.70 bi-monthly or $3.35 per month) increase the fifth year. There is a Water Rate Calculator available on the City’s website to assist customers in determining the estimated impact on their own water bill. Lastly, the Sierra Madre City Council unanimously approved presenting the proposed rate structure to the City’s water and sewer customers. For information about the proposed water and sewer rate increase, please call City Hall at (626) 355-7135 from 11 am to 5:30 pm on Monday to Thursday. Or you can go to the City’s website at www.cityofsierramadre.com.

Recycle Used Oil & Filters! Do you change your car’s motor oil? Did you know that used motor oil and oil filters are recyclable? Used oil can be re-refined or processed into new motor oil. Currently only 46% of used motor oil is being recycled, which means 20 million gallons may be illegally entering California’s waterways via stormwater systems, posing a great risk to the environment. One gallon of used oil can contaminate a million gallons of drinking water; polluting our waterways and threatening fish and aquatic life. Prevent pollution; recycle used motor oil and filters! Local Certified Collection Centers that accept Used Motor Oil and Filters*: ARCADIA C&L Collision Center 132 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 445-6630 Firestone* 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 446-2164 Jiffy Lube 5 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 848-0796

SynFast Oil Change 3 E. Duarte Rd. (626) 574-7138

Homer’s Auto Service* 148 Lemon Ave. (626)358-6259

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Alzheimer’s Café Pasadena meets - Jan. 14 The Alzheimer’s Café Pasadena will hold its monthly meeting on January 14, 2014 at the Brookside Golf Club (Madrid Room), 1133 Rosemont Avenue in Pasadena, from 9-11AM. We invite people living with dementia, along with their care partners and family members, to join us for a casual social gathering. Time will be spent enjoying interesting conversation with new friends who are experiencing similar

circumstances and provide an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s and other dementia illnesses at a pace that’s comfortable for participants. The Alzheimer’s Café is held monthly on the second Tuesday. Refreshments are served. Anyone living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia in the Crescenta and San Gabriel Valleys and their care partners are invited. Attendance is free. RSVPs are

requested to Diane at info@ alzcafe.com. The Alzheimer’s Café Pasadena is an informal way for those living with & caring for Alzheimer’s and other dementia illnesses to make contact with each other and have a place to just be, in an environment where they don’t have to avoid or deny the illness. Visit on the web at http://www.alzcafe.com or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/AlzCafePasadena.

Rep. Chu votes against budget deal that fails unemployed Americans Thursday, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, for failing to extend unemployment insurance for long-term unemployed Americans. Earlier this week, Rep. Chu joined 165 other House Democrats in a letter

calling on Speaker Boehner to keep the House in session until an extension can be passed. Congresswoman Chu released the following statement: “I cannot support a budget that leaves 1.3 million Americans in the cold this holiday season. Those who

have struggled for monthson-end to find work will see their benefits run out on December 28th. The majority made exceptions for special interests, but refused to protect vulnerable Americans.” H.J. Res 59 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 332 to 94.

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Stars come out to fight ALS in Pasadena Jan. 13, 2014 - 8pm 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 Awardnominee 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. "The ALS community is grateful to Juliana Hansen and Jonathan White for their creativity and dedication in the fight against ALS," said Fred Fisher, President and CEO of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter. "While there has been significant progress in recent years, people with ALS and their loved ones still have far more questions than answers. Today, the groundbreaking work of scientists continues to inspire confidence that there will soon be greater advancements in understanding the causes of the disease, developing new treatments and ultimately finding a cure." "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 par-

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ticipate in this noble effort." “I am so excited to be working on an event supporting The ALS Association,” said coproducer 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.” Said co-producer Juliana Hansen, “When the idea was presented to me of creating an event that would bring both Hollywood and Broadway entertainers together to give a stronger voice to such a worthy cause, I was instantly, wholeheartedly on board. My childhood friend lost her father to ALS, another dear friend lost his aunt, and my colleague's mother is battling it right now. To be even a small part of helping spread the word and to raise money to continue to find a cure is truly important to me.” 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. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The Golden West Chapter serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California and in the state of Hawaii. For more information visit www.alsagoldenwest.org. 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.


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Devil’s Gate Dam protestors unite against development of Hahamongna By SHEL SEGAL Dozens gathered on Saturday to form a chain across the top of Devil’s Gate Reservoir in Pasadena to protest a plan by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works that would alter the area. The $80 million project is being deemed necessary by DPW’s Flood Control Division to provide safety from debris from the San Gabriel Mountains in the event of a major flood, organizers of the protest said. But as the dam overlooks the roughly 300-acre Hahamongna Watershed Park, organizers said the project will do more harm than good. They also allege the project will mean the filling of one double-loaded dump truck of debris every minute of the five-year duration or the project will be necessary to provide downstream safety. Christle Balvin, a lifetime Pasadena resident and an organizer of the protestors, said while she understands something needs to be done, the proposed project is not the answer. “There is no question that sediment has to be removed from the dam in order the respect the integrity of the dam and the safety of people downstream,” Balvin said. “But the document that was submitted to the (Los Angeles) County Board of Supervisors was for a project that was half this size. Balvin added many facilities – not to mention the environment – will be threatened if this project is built.

Puente Hills Landfill closure impacts disposal rates for Duarte residential Duarte residents can expect to begin paying an average of about $1.50 more a month on their trash bill beginning January 1, 2014. After a two-year reprieve from any residential increases, an 8% rate increase will go into effect for residential service following a review of the cost data submitted by Burrtec Waste Industries. Commercial customers will also realize a rate increase in the new year. The most commonly used commercial waste service will rise about $4.30 more per month. Under the City’s contract with Burrtec, annual rate adjustments for refuse collection and recycling are permitted based a specific formula that takes into account various cost factors including the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index, waste disposal tipping fees and fuel. The greatest cost increase this year was for green waste disposal. Puente Hills Landfill, which closed on Oct. 31, 2013, had previously used green waste as alternative daily cover. The Los Angeles Sanitation District's

to $21.16 a month. Customers with 60/60/60 service will pay $1.30 more per month. Seniors and/or handicapped customers will see a $1.20 increase per month. The most commonly used Commercial Refuse Service reflects a 3% increase, Commercial Recycling Service rate, a 1% increase, and Commercial Green Service rate a 10% increase. As an example, the cost for commercial customers with a 3 yard bin picked up once a week will increase from $142.84 to $147.14 per month. Burrtec Waste Services began providing franchised refuse collection and recycling services in the City of Duarte in 1996, with the most recent contract extension approved in 2009. In recent years, Burrtec completed the conversion of the diesel fleet to alternative fuel trucks, implemented a used oil curbside collection program, an e-waste collection at Community Cleanups, a construction and demolition processing option, and most recently a new multi-family recycling program.

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“We don’t need this big, huge project that it has escalated into” she said. “It will demolish all of the trees and a lot of facilities for kids exist down here. The camp will be threatened. They train horses there to work with kids with autism to improve their movement.” She also said the board in downtown Los Angeles is not thinking clearly on this issue. “The county has not thought through all the implications,” Balvin said.

“They have given a cost benefit analysis.” Balvin said as the area most susceptible to flooding is Highland Park, a Caltech professor came up with an alternative to this project. Balvin said the nearby channel reinforced instead of building this big project. That would accomplish the same objective at a fraction of the cost and destruction, she added. (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com).

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The bowl season comes into full swing this week starting tomorrow afternoon with the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl . This is the National Championship game for college football’s Division II. See related article Saturday has four games: the Gilden New Mexico Bowl, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the R&L Carriers Bowl. On Monday the Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl is held and the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl kicks off on

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Rose Bowl’s big game By SHEL SEGAL

As this year is the 100th playing of the Rose Bowl game, appearing in it will be Stanford University of the Pac-12 and Michigan State University from the Big 10 on Jan. 1. This will mark the first Rose Bowl appearance since the 1987 season and its first appearance in a BCS bowl for Michigan State. The Spartans have reached a bowl game in all seven seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio after making no bowl appearances from 2004-06. For Stanford this is its second consecutive appearance in the Rose Bowl (def. Wisconsin 20-14 last season). The Cardinal are making back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances for the first time since 1970-71. Stanford has reached a BCS bowl in four straight seasons after making just one from 1998-2009. And playing in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 6 will be Auburn University and Florida State University. For Florida State, after beating Northern Illinois in

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four under his reign as head coach. Orlando Pace was a two-time consensus firstteam All-American offensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 19931996. Pace won the Outland Trophy, given annually for the best interior lineman in college football, in 1996, and the Lombardi Award, given to the best lineman or linebacker in 1995 and 1996. Pace’s Buckeyes’ defeated previously unbeaten Arizona State, 20-17, in the 1997 Rose Bowl Game, playing for 2012 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee John Cooper. Lynn Swann was a member of two Rose Bowl Game teams during his time at the University of Southern California. In the 1972 Rose Bowl Game, Swann led the Trojans with six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown, in a 4217 win over Ohio State. (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com. Follow him via Twitter @segallanded.)

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last year’s Orange Bowl, the Seminoles return to a BCS bowl game. It marks their first back-to-back BCS bowl appearances since 2002-03. This will be their first BCS Championship Game appearance since 2000 and fourth overall. For Auburn, this is its second BCS Championship Game appearance, first since winning the national title over Oregon in the 2010 season. This marks the third BCS bowl appearance for the Tigers, who are unbeaten in such games thus far. The first Rose Bowl was played in 1902. And Rose Bowl Stadium – which recently went through an amazing renovation – first hosted the Rose Bowl game in 1923. The stadium’s design was taken from the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn. That 1902 game was called “Tournament EastWest Football Game,” but wasn’t completely loved by the fans. So, for the next several years the association ran chariot races, ostrich races and a variety

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Christmas and New Years, SMRFA needs lots of volunteers and needs you to get involved. New this year you can schedule your shifts online! Visit the SMRFA website www.smrosefloat.org to sign up and plan that week between Christmas and New Year’s. Shifts run December 26-December 31 between 9am - 10pm (and sometimes go even later), so there should be something for everyone. SMRFA is also looking for people to help with a number of things that don't include flowers or seeds! Volunteers are needed to help with food for volunteers

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Bertram Mak and Justin Saisho scored 17 points apiece as the Mark Keppel boys’ basketball team defeated Marina High, 69-57, in the La Canada Tournament at La Canada High on Tuesday. With the win, the Aztecs improve to 5-1 in nonleague play. Bertram said the team had an easy game plan to follow. “We just needed to ‘dup’ and hit our shots,” Bertram said. Aztecs coach Hung Duong said his team is solid when it has the ball. “Today, we were able to hit shots,” Duong said. “We’re hitting a lot more threes than we usually do. We were a little bit rusty on our defense. Defensively, we’re not where we need to be. We

By SHEL SEGAL need to be better on the defensive end.” But he said his team needs to improve when it doesn’t have the ball. “We need to work on a lot of stuff,” Duong said. “We always need to work on things. Right now we need to work on our outside-d and our on-ball-d. We just need to work on our defensive end. If we can shore that up I think we will be a little bit tougher.” Improving on defense is easier said than done, Duong added. “For us, we’re stronger on offense,” he said. “Our defense is behind. We can score. It’s just on the defensive end we got to get that attitude. We’re giving up too many easy buckets, too many easy lay ups. We got some shooters this year. It comes

and goes. Luckily, we hit some shots.” Up, 5-4, midway through the first quarter, Keppel went on a 14-2 run that featured two three-point baskets by Saisho and led after the first quarter, 19-10. The Vikings kept pace in the second quarter, hitting four straight three-point shots to end the frame, and trailed the Aztecs at halftime, 38-28. Noah Muronaka got a hot shooting hand in the third quarter, scoring seven points in the frame, as the Aztecs pulled out to a 59-44 lead. The shooting of Saisho and his three fourth quarter three-point shots sealed the victory for Keppel. (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com. Follow him via Twitter @segallanded.)

Arcadia High’s hoops fall to St. Francis The Arcadia High basketball team met some tough competition in St. Francis High and fell, 69-50, on Tuesday in the La Canada Tournament at La Canada High. Kade Cheung scored 11 points and Aaron Harvey scored nine points in the losing effort. Arcadia coach Ben Cordeiro said the team wasn’t playing at 100 percent as Joseph Leonard was out of the line-up. “We’re not a big team and today we were missing one of our forwards – he was out sick,” Cordeiro said. “We really missed him today. When he’s out someone needs to step up. We need to be scrappy and play hard.” Cordeiro added his team needs to do better offensively. “Sometimes our shot selection isn’t the best,” he

said. “We need to get better at selecting when to shoot threes and when to drive to the basket.” He also said the team has had its challenges so far this season. “We’ve been up and down,” Cordeiro said. “We have a lot of inexperience, as far as varsity experience goes. We’ve played well, but we’ve been up and down.” Cheung said after the loss the Apaches need to do more practicing. “Our press was good and I felt we moved the ball fairly well,” Cheung said. “But I feel we need to work on rebounding. I feel we sort of got pushed around a little bit. We’ll be better next game. We just need to work on rebounding, fundamentals, just do the basics.” Arcadia fell behind ear-

ly as St. Francis, started the game on a 10-3 run and led at the end of the first quarter, 1811. Trailing, 22-11, with seven minutes left in the second quarter, the Apaches turned it on, going on a 12-4 run behind the shooting of Cheung and Harvey, cutting the lead to 26-23 midway through the second quarter. However, the Golden Knights ended the quarter on a 13-0 run and led Arcadia at halftime, 39-23, outscoring the Apaches, 21-12, in that frame. St. Francis opened the third quarter with three field goals to take a game-high 22-point lead, 45-23. The Golden Knights sealed the victory by outscoring the Apaches, 18-15, in the fourth quarter. (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com.

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By Emmy Hernandez Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner Attorney at Law Hello Emmy. I receive many requests for donations, but I will make only one sizable contribution this year to my Alma Mater. How can I receive the best tax benefit for this donation? Welcome everyone to the giving season. With all the requests for money landing in our mail boxes, one could be excused for considering this the Pestering Season. Some find it difficult to support just one charity, but that can be more rewarding than giving a little to every group asking for a donation. Deflecting excess requests gracefully can be an invaluable life skill, allowing you to focus on causes closest to your heart – your former uni-

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vote required to carry any measure before the Board. Nguyen hopes to fulfill the board's vision of student trustee and "do a good job of what they have in mind." "I know it's difficult, but I hope I can serve the other schools as if they were my own," she added." "I am very excited about working with the Student Advisory Council and our new student trustee, Courtney Nguyen, who represents them," said Superintendent Nick Salerno. "I am impressed with the caliber and enthusiasm of the students who are serving on the Council and their willingness and passion to help improve our school district and community."

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Arcadia resident named to Hathaway-Sycamores’ advisory board Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, one of Los Angeles County’s largest private providers of children's mental-health services, recently appointed Arcadia resident Kathleen Tiemubol to serve on its Advisory Board. From a professional perspective, Tiemubol brings with her extensive administrative experience. Most recently, she held the position of operations manager at Pasadena’s Fuller Theological Seminary, Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. Other previous positions include serving as a senior administrative secretary at the California Institute of Technology, and as an administrative assistant at

Pitzer College. Kathleen and George Tiemubol, who met while both were working with impoverished children in Bangkok, Thailand, adopted Kevin, now 12, in 2008. The couple then adopted Leo in 2010. Leo is now 10. As a result of opening their hearts and home to special-needs youngsters, the Tiemubols were honored in 2010 as “Angels in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Commenting on Kathleen Tiemubol’s advisory board appointment, Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone said, “Kathleen’s extensive administrative experience

ger care for him. He's being fostered only temporarily, but needs a home by Jan. 15 as his foster is moving to Asia! We've tried everything to get him adopted, but have had no luck. This is our last hope. Please help to adopt or foster! Call Paige at 713-855-4895. Thank you so much! See more pictures of Max on our website. Lifeline For Pets is a nokill rescue organization operated solely by volunteers. Lifeline For Pets Website: www.lifelineforpets.org Click on "Cat Pad" & scroll down to find this cat.

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we are tracking this issue regionally and at the state level,” Krukeberg said in an email. “In addition, we do not allow cigarette ‘lounges’ or smoking areas for e-cigarettes as a land use.” Officials in Temple City have been mulling over passing zoning restrictions in dealing with e-cigarettes. In fact, city staff recently made an appeal to the city council to pass a decree to restrict zones for electronic cigarette and smoke shops, according to a published report. But the city is not trying to outlaw e-cigarettes, just restrict where they can be sold, a city official said in that published report. In the proposed restrictions, e-cigarette vendors would be prohibited from selling

their products within 1,000 feet from schools, public parks, daycare centers and other businesses related in trading or selling nicotine, which is similar to the other implemented restrictions in other cities for massage parlors or strip joints, according to a published report. In Los Angeles, the City Council there voted recently to go one step further and ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, according to a published report. The council also voted to implement existing tobacco restrictions when dealing with e-cigarettes, the report said. If signed by the mayor, e-cigarettes will no longer be sold from self-serve displays or from moving sources like

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ice cream trucks, the report said. E-cigarettes are devices that deliver nicotine in vapor form. There is a liquid solution stored in the cartridge inside the device, the report said. This liquid is heated by the atomizer, which gets its power from the battery. Through heating, the liquid is turned to vapor, the report said. While there is no data to support the claim that e-cigarettes are dangerous, said an official from UCLA Health Sciences, city staff in Temple City has alleged that e-cigarettes are a public health dancer, the report said. (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@ beaconmedianews.com).

n New Year’s Day, a Pasadena City College sophomore will ride down Colorado Boulevard as one of the seven members of the Tournament of Roses Royal Court. Hansen, 19, attended Vanguard University prior to entering PCC. She is a resident of Pasadena who graduated with honors at the top of her class at San Dimas High School. As a Rose Princess, Hansen will attend more than 100 community and media functions, acting as an ambassador of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Her duties will culminate with the 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda and the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. As a member of the Royal Court Hansen received wardrobe and accessories for her busy schedule of media events and community appearances from Macy’s, formal gowns from Tadashi Shoji, hair styling from AmadeusSpa, cosmetics and consultation from MAC, and her tiara courtesy of Mikimoto. “Sarah Hansen is our college’s ambassador,” said Pasadena City College President/Superintendent Mark Rocha. “She represents our 30,000 students as she makes her many appearances during this busy season. We are very, very proud of this well-deserved recognition of such an outstanding student. The selection process she navigated proves that she is quite literally one in a thousand,” he said. Hansen was selected from almost a thousand applicants by the elevenmember Tournament of Roses Association Queen and Court Committee. A month-long regimen of application and selection gradually narrowed down the group to 250, then 75, then 30 and finally to the Royal Court of the Rose Queen and six Princesses. The committee members made their selections based on a wide range of qualities including poise, personality, speaking ability, academic achievement, community involvement, participation in school activities and overall demeanor. “This is a childhood dream come true,” Hansen said. “I remember when I was

three, watching the parade and being freezing cold just to see the Rose Princess float go by, and I told my mom, ‘That’s what I want to be when I grow up.’” She enrolled at PCC because it is “a widely recognized and esteemed institution…and I am certain that PCC will help launch me to the university I hope to attend.” Beyond PCC, Hansen plans to transfer to either USC or UCLA and pursue a double-major in either communications or international relations and dance. She said, “I appreciate the diversity of the student body and on campus there are many clubs, groups and classes to fit any students’ interest. She added, “My professors are passionate about what they do, which makes me eager to learn.” Hansen teaches pre-school at Pasadena Foursquare Church. Through the church’s international mission she has traveled to Holland, Estonia and Sri Lanka doing humanitarian aid. Hansen said, “Anything can happen to you as long as you are determined and work hard.” Gifted in music, she enjoys playing guitar and ukulele as well as participating in dance and theater activities. Her parents are James V. and Beatriz Hansen. She has three siblings: Jason Sermino, Samuel, and Elizabeth. The first Rose Parade was in 1890 and the first Rose Queen was selected in 1905. The tradition of a Tournament Queen and Court took a number of years to settle into its present process. Along the way there were a few years with no queen and a couple of years where the Tournament had a king and queen instead. The early Queens were sometimes married society matrons. The current practice of choosing the Queen and Court from among local students began in 1930. From 1935 until 1966 the competition was limited to Pasadena City College students. Today’s rules still require the applicants to live and attend school within the PCC district, but now they can attend other schools as well.


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My favorite bowl game is first: Here’s to Amos Alonzo Stagg By Susan Motander The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl is this Friday, December 20 starting at 4:30 pm PST on ESPNU. It promises to be another great game. It is not surprising if you have never heard of this bowl game. It is the NCAA Division III Football Championship game. There are no football scholarships in Division III, in fact some of the stadiums do not even have lights. In all likelihood the players in this game will not become millionaires playing in the NFL. Some of them may become millionaires, but if they do it will be because of the life lessons they learned on the football field and because of the education they gained in the classroom. Some of them may play pro ball and if the past is any indicator, several will go on to become coaches on every level starting with youth and ending in the NFL. But more of them will become leaders in their communities. They play football because they love it. They play not for what they can get out of football, but rather what it gives them. And

they play for their schools. This year's game once again pits Mount Union’s Purple Raiders against Wisconsin Whitewater’s Warhawks. For 17 of the last 21 years Mount Union has played for the National title and won it 11 times (they want to make it 12 this year in their 17th battle). In the last nine years the championship has been a battle between these two powerhouse teams for all but one year. Wisconsin has won four of those battles and Mount Union, three. The Purple Raiders want to tie it up. It is appropriate that this bowl game bears the name not of some corporate sponsor, but rather of the Amos Alonzo Stagg, the Old Man of Football. He started playing football about the time the game was invented. Playing end for Harvard (he intended to study for the ministry, but was sidetracked by other interests) he was elected to the first College Football AllAmerica Team in 1889. He also pitched for the Harvard Baseball team and declined playing pro-baseball for the

New York Giants because “amateur athletics were more honorable.” Stagg was elected not only to the College Football Hall of Fame in its inaugural year, 1951, but also to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959, its first year. He played in the very first public basketball game at the YMCA’s training school which became Springfield College (he scored the only point for his team – the faculty). He as instrumental in setting up high school basketball and establishing many of the rules which govern the game. But football was his real passion. He became not only one of Football’s legendary coaches, but also the one who had the longest tenure. He coached football first at the YMCA’s Training School, now Springfield College, in 1890-1891. Stagg went on to coach football at the University of Chicago from 1892 to 1932 when he was force to retire based on his age; he was 70. He went on to coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton from 1933 to 1946. Where again he

was asked to retire based on his age, then 84. So he continued to coach, as cocoach with his son, Amos Alonzo Stagg Jr. at Syracuse University from 1947 to 1952. When his wife was unable to travel with him to Syracuse, he returned to the University of the Pacific and continued as an assistant coach working with the punters until 1960 when he finally retired of his own volition at 96. That is 70 years of coaching football. He died at age 102, within months of his wife’s passing. Longevity was not his only legacy. Knute Rockne once said “All football runs through Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg.” The game as we know it would not exist without him. He invented or cooperated on the invention of everything from the Statue of Liberty play to padded goalposts, from the center snap to the on-side kick, and the list goes on: the forward pass, man-in motion, varsity letters, end around, sleeper play, unbalanced line. This is nowhere near a complete list.

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He created large parts of the game. As a Cal fan, I am especially fond of one of his creations, the lateral pass. It was never more beautiful than in “The Play” in which 5 lateral passes resulted in a spiked Stanford band member and a Cal victory. I wish he had been around to see it.

The bowl that carries his name exemplifies Stagg’s feeling about the football. He said: “Brains may defeat brawn and the underdog may topple the top dog.” That sums up Division III football very well. I would add only that heart enters into the equation as well.

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In the first year in the history of the group, the Roosevelt Elementary School speech and debate team recently went to it’s first-ever tournament. And its students won some trophies. Georgia Singleton, a teacher at Roosevelt, said her students worked very hard to accomplish what it did. “Just a few years ago they started an elementary

league in this area,” Singleton said. “So we started a team to compete at the elementary level. This is the very first year we’ve ever done it. It’s just fourth and fifth grade, 17 kids. They come three days a week.” Singleton said there were many types of events for the students to participate in. “We have all kinds of events: duo, expository, spar debate and impromp-

By SHEL SEGAL tu,” she said. “We just re- week, but they practice many of the students are rize at home and practice. cently had a tournament a lot at home,” she said. English learners, that’s But they did great. I’m so two weeks ago at La Salle “Most of the work takes what makes their accom- proud of them. They did a High School. We have place at their house.” plishments even more spe- great job.” tournaments in December Singleton said by cial. Placing at the tournaand May.” competing the group now “That’s the chal- ment were Adan Martinez, So, what goes into be- knows what goes on for the lenge,” she said. “Most of Alyssa Trac, Isela Aparaing on the speech and de- next tournament. the other competitors are cio, Joan Tran, Evelyn Vabate team? “It was our first time native speakers. But our stu- lencia, Joshua Nicholaisa, “First they memorize, so we didn’t know what to dents, most of them don’t Luccia Yaccoub, Jennifer then they work on their expect or the level of com- have English at home. Thai and Nancy Le. interpretation, then they petition,” she said. “But They might have a little, (Shel Segal can be work on their blocking,” they rose to the occasion.” but some of them don’t reached at ssegal@beaconSingleton said. “They have Singleton also said as have any. They memo- medianews.com). characters and they have voices. It’s very much like Ground Breaking Treatment for Receding Gums acting. That’s what makes it interesting. Dr. Chao’s Patented “No-Cut, No-Stitch” Technique But there’s more, she added. Restores your Beautiful Smile in ONE VISIT “They write the speech themselves,” she said. “It’s an informational speech. They write their own. But in impromptu they give them a little piece of paper with three words. They BEFORE AFTER have two minutes to prep a speech and four minutes to Breaking News! Traditional procedures can be do it on the spot. It’s not Visit us: Do you have receding gum line? painful and require surgical easy. Before After grafting. Solve this problem In addition, a lot of ChickensWelcome.com with minimal discomfort using the work goes on outside 100 South First Street Dr. Chao’s No-Cut Technique John C. Chao, DDS, MAGD Visit us at: Singleton of school hours, Pinhole Surgical Technique ChickensWelcome.com Alhambra, CA 91801 John C. Chao, DDS, MAGD said. Pat. Nos. US 8,007,278 B2 Inventor of Patented Pinhole (888) 563 - 2160 ALHAMBRA DENTAL US 8,202,092 B2 * Is it ruining your smile? Surgical Technique “It’s 100 three a South Firsthours Street Do your teeth hurt from cold air or cold food? TM

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Academic, nurse and author addresses compassion fatigue, burnout in nursing care In her latest book, Compassion Fatigue And Burnout In Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality Of Life, Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, RN, PhD, FT, speaks to an audience far wider than its original intent. “The basic tenets in this book apply to all caregivers including nurses, social workers, paramedics and physicians, veterinarians, and even family members who are responsible for the care of an ailing or aging loved one. Caregivers of any kind are susceptible to compassion fatigue and burnout,” said Todaro-Franceschi of the book that illustrates how important it is to remain mindful of the meaning and purpose of one’s work and offers constructive steps to reconnect when feeling its loss. “We must take care of ourselves if we are to take good care of others.” Lisa B. Strickler, MSW, LCSW, BCD agrees. Having also worked for more than two decades as a social worker in hospital emergency departments, Strickler has experienced first-hand the tremendous highs and lows associated with working as a caregiver, with other caregivers. “Caregivers are historically not known for good selfcare and I am guilty of that as well,” said Strickler, whose work and private practice spans greater Los Angeles including Pasadena, Whittier and Sherman Oaks. Strickler is also a part time lecturer at Cal State University Los Angeles’s School of Social Work. “Where does all the grief that we sometimes feel for our patients and their families go?”

Throughout the book and in her work, TodaroFranceschi refers to ART (Acknowledge, Recognize, Turn outward towards self and others), a three step healing model that can be easily applied by anyone who is engaged in caring for others to help avoid, and when necessary, heal from compassion fatigue and burnout. Designed to help address professional quality of life issues, the first step of ART entails Acknowledging that there is a problem and identifying what is contributing to it. Next is Recognizing that we have choices and are able to choose actions that will help reaffirm our purpose. The final step in ART requires Turning outward toward self and others; this step reminds us to remain connected with ourselves and others in ways that help maintain well-being. “When caring work becomes just work, it is time to execute ART,” advises Todaro-Franceschi. “The goal is to obtain clarity about what your priorities are and then to act on them. ART is ongoing and steps may overlap. The key is to be mindfully aware of your moments and actions. Remember, there are always choices.” “Caregivers are witness to incredible tragedies on a regular basis. There is no question in my mind that experiencing this type of grief and exposure to life-altering struggles has to affect our own mental health,” continued Strickler. “While it does expose us to life’s worst pains, it also makes me, and others, appreciate and value life so much more. I personally try to deal with compassion fatigue and secondary

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City Manager Elaine AGUILAR SAID: “The Moody’s report is accurate in stating that the water fund is in a “weakened condition”; this is something the City has been addressing for some time. This weakened financial condition is the justification for the City Council’s recent, unanimous decision to initiate the Proposition 218 protest process for a water rate increase. For now, we are in a holding pattern until the public hearing on January 28th. Moody’s will be taking another look at Sierra Madre’s water finances after the public hearing and we will see what happens next. “

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‘What’s happening in the San Gabriel Valley’ Arcadia December 20 – Kid’s Night Out provides kids a night of fun so mom and dad can enjoy an evening out. Held at the Arcadia Community Center (365 Campus Drive) from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $15 per child and includes snacks and beverages. Register at the office or call (626) 821-4370. December 21 – Downtown Christmas Market on First Avenue (block closed off from Huntington Drive to Wheeler) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Arcadia Public Library (20 W. Duarte Rd.) invites all kindergarteners through fifth graders to stop by and read to Riley, a friendly Shetland Sheepdog, and his best friend Bonnie at 11 a.m. For information call (626) 821-5566. “Let it Snow” family special at the Library (20 W. Duarte Rd.) at 2:30 p.m. Listen to snowy stories, sing songs, and create holiday crafts to take home. For information call (626) 821-5566.

Azusa December 23 – Bingo at the Senior Center (740 N. Dalton Ave.) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also at the Center on Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and on Dec. 26 at 1 p.m. movie “The Day After Tomorrow.

Glendale December 20 – “The Morning Answer with Brian, Ben and Elisha” (AM870) will broadcast live from The Americana at Brand (889 American Way) from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. supporting CHIPS for Kids Toy Drive. Bring an unwrapped toy or sports equipment to the booth near the water fountain and parking structure. December 21 – Los Angeles Symphony presents “Christmas Concert – Peace on Earth” at the Alex Theatre (216 North Brand) from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $75. See www.lasymphonyorchestra.org or call (213) 741-0050. December 22 – “Ta-

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line, Friend, and Santa Armenian Christmas Show at the Alex Theatre (216 North Brand) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets range $20 to $60. See www.talinemusic.com “The Snow Queen Ballet” at the Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center (1240 Nithsdale Road) at 2 p.m. Tickets $17 to $50. See www.snowqueenballet. com or call (818) 583-7406. December 23 – “Hekiatne Kanchum’ Anna in the World of Fairytales” is a children’s musical performed in Armenian at the Alex Theatre (216 North Brand) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets range $30 to $50. See www.armenianfairytales. com or call (818) 731-9091.

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La Cañada December 21 and 22 – Breakfast with Santa at Descanso Gardens (1418 Descanso Drive) at 10 a.m. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Children can decorate cookies. $39 members, $46 non-members, $19 children 4 to 12, free 3 and younger. See www.descansogardens.org “A Christmas Carol” with California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens (1418 Descanso Drive) at 3:30 p.m. $15 admission. Check www.descansogardens.org or call (818) 949-4200 December 26 – LCF Tournament of Roses Association Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at “Under the Bridge” (4510 Hampton Road), next to the float undergoing final decorating. Anyone over 18 is invited, no reservations required. Bring an appetizer to share. Event is in support of float entitled “Dog Gone.” See www.lcftra.org

Los Angeles December 22 – Los Angeles Master Chorale performs Handel’s “Messiah” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets range $29 to $119. Full time high school and college students may purchase $10 tickets (based on availability). See www. lamc.org or call (213) 9727282. December 24 – Los

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Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center (135 N. Grand Ave.) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. although line forms much earlier. Over 20 local groups will perform. Show is free or charge. Patrons can come in and out of the performances as needed. Parking is free in the Music Center garage. See www. holidaycelebration.org or call (213) 972-3099 for information.

Monrovia December 21 – The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company will be at the First Presbyterian Church (101 E. Foothill Blvd) at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a festive musical collection of seasonal favorites. Tickets range $5 to $20. See www. sgvccsingers.org or call (626) 253-7248 for information.

Pasadena Now – through December 29 – “Aladdin and

His Winter Wish” at the Pasadena Playhouse. This show is fun and perfect for the entire family. Tickets range $34 to $101. Check www.pasadenaplayhouse. org December 20 – Gypsy Jazz with the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet at The Coffee Gallery Backstage at 2029 North Lake Avenue in Altadena at 8 p.m. Traditional jazz with a hit of Argentina. December 21 – Arroyo Terrace Walking Tours out of The Gamble House (4 Westmoreland Place) starting at 10 a.m. Guided walk around the Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, which is a National Register historic district and that is home to nine Greene & Greene houses.

Tour lasts 1 ¼ hours and happen rain or shine. Tickets are sold in front of the Gamble House Bookstore 10 minutes prior to the tour. Wear comfortable shoes. $17. See www. gamblehouse.org December 26 – The Pasadena Police Activities League invites you to a sneak peek preview of the Rose Parade floats. Small bites and spirits. $10 to $25. See www.pasadenapal.com or call (626) 7911225. December 26 to 30 – Dinosaurs show at the Pasadena Convention Center (300 E. Green Street) 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Tickets range $13 to $20. Check www.wonderofdinosaurs.com

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San Gabriel December 21 and 22 – “The Nutcracker” at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (320 S. Mission Drive) by the Pasadena Dance Theatre. See www. pasadenadance.org or call (626) 683-3459.

Sierra Madre December 22 – Sierra Madre Playhouse’s The Christmas Carol Murder Mystery at 7 p.m. It’s up to you in the audience to determine who did it! Address is 87 West Sierra Madre Blvd. See www. sierramadreplayhouse.org or call (626) 355-4318 for details.

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Temple City Education Center students reflect on the season and gift giving Young 4th through 7th grade students write compassionate, compelling letters America’s Present from Me Tree – ornaments – stockings, all decorations for the holiday, Christmas. Since children in America get so many gifts, I decided to get a gift for America. I know that the U.S. has many problems so I want to try to help out. Higher employment rates would be my present for America.Unemployment is becoming an increasing problem across the country. It can cause people to lose their homes and everything they have. If people lose their jobs, businesses will close down because of few workers. People will be unable to get food or shelter if they lose their jobs. Housewives are people who don’t work for a paycheck in order to take care of their homes and children, but that isn’t unemployment because those mothers choose to be housewives. Higher employment rates would help people’s lives as well as the businesses they work for. Even though I really can’t give this gift to America, there are ways my family can help with unemployment rates even if we only

help a few people. We can tell family or friends with no jobs where they can get a job at a business. That could help some people with their lives. My gift to America, which is lower unemployment rates, can help our country get better. Kelly Tsai Peace in America The holidays are coming, and I want to give a present to America. Peace is important to America because if we didn’t have peace we would be slaves right now. Peace is where we enjoy and have freedom do anything we want to do, but not against the law. If we had war and the other side won, we would be slaves right now. Peace and freedom are what I want for 100 years. I want to have a good life and not spend my whole life in prison. That’s why we need peace in our country. If we don’t have peace in the world, all the families and friends cannot survive. We can give friendship in this country, just like we live with our families. We have

peace for a reason – because we won the war. We live our lives to save our country. Why do I want peace for America? It gives us the opportunity to be free. Megan Gong America’s Gift America is our home, and we depend on its sanctuary. The thing is though, every year nobody gets America a gift. I wish I could get her a gift. A permanent government plan would be the best holiday present for America. America deserves a new government plan for many different reasons. First up, the holidays are coming, and many people are going to the national monuments. If they close down the monuments, many people’s money will be wasted. Our government really needs to keep things going. This is only one reason the people deserve a new government plan. America is a great country, and she deserves many presents. I can’t give her much, but if I could I would give America a permanent working government plan.

Even though I can’t really give her a present, I can hope the politicians will come up with a new plan. Happy Holidays, America Alice Zhang A Gift to America My gift to America is unlimited resources. Unlimited resources can help our country by giving us more wood, electricity (from solar or wind), and water. Then we can have enough energy to prevent power losses. We will have resources to sell and get money. Then people will have more jobs. Right now problems are going on like gasoline fuel prices are rising higher and higher. If we have unlimited resources, the economy will improve. Wood products, purified water, and electricity bills will be less expensive. And people will be wealthier. Needy people will have better lives and we would be a happy country. Lastly, I would give America unlimited resources because it would help our country. I hope this gift will help us, even though this is just wishful writing. That’s why I

chose unlimited resources as a gift. Samuel Liu The Present for America Have you ever wondered what our beautiful country America needs? You may think America is a perfect country, but it isn’t. Our country needs many things. I will be sending a present to America. No pollution is my everlasting present to my loving country, America, Pollution is a horrible thing. It hurts Mother Earth as well as her environment. It is killing and bringing down a huge population of animals. In addition, I also think it is bad for the environment because it makes it dirty and very unhealthy. I hope my gift will help our country. America is not perfect. We must act now and stop pollution immediately. This is for all of us. We must do this for Mother Earth. God Bless America! Ethan Mo Peace America is a great country. It has problems though. One of those is war. Peace is

what we need. That’s why my gift to America would be peace. Peace is what America needs. Peace is what we need. If we have peace, that means no more war. War causes bad things. People could die, and it could cause bad relationships. Peace is the solution to those problems. Peace is hard to get, but I’ll do my part to help make it happen. That’s why peace is my present. Peace is the best present that I could give because there is war right now. There is also crime. Crime is killing people. It is a kind of war. Peace is my present to America. Lucas Ye The Gift of Giving There are cars running in America. America has lost some of it fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are very important to America. What I would give America this year would be gasoline. Gasoline would be a great gift for America because we are losing our natural resources. Since the Please see page 16


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prices of gasoline are becoming higher, gasoline would be a great gift. Therefore gasoline would be the gift I give to America. In addition, I would say that we could walk more often and not use our cars so much. We could also try to find more sources for gasoline. This is the present I would give America. Kelly Trinh The Perfect Gift On stormy nights, while most creatures are sleeping only one thing stirs, and that creature is over three million sqaure miles in size; it is America. America never stops moving. Over 300,000,000 people live here. Socks, diapers, swords, guns, toys, and clothes won’t do for a gift. I think the perfect gift would be less blood tainting her land. Less blood tainting America’s land is the perfect gift because bloodshed destroys America’s beauty. America can’t clean it herself, so she needs help. The face of America’s beauty will forever be destroyed if more blood taints it. Blood will not be good for the ground of the Land of the Free. Fighting is not a good reason to let blood taint our land. America is the land for many. If we harm it, many of us will be affected too. Anything that harms America, harms us. Less blood tainting us is the best gift. Jiemi Xie

The Gift to the Country America is a great country, but there are a lot of people getting sick each day and dying. So, I wish I could give America more healthcare to help the sick. If I gave more healthcare, people would stop dying. People would live longer. People all over the world wouldn’t die. Health care would protect lives. Then people wouldn’t lose loved ones quickly. America is great, but it can be greater. I wish I could give America many things. I wish for many things, but I especially wish for better healthcare for America. Gahei Chan Gift for America My gift for America is friendship and fairness. Friendship means to be a friend and to be fair to the world. Everyone has to be fair to his or her friends and to the world. The world will be happy for it. When the Earth is sad, let’s try to make the Earth happier. Happiness means friendship and fairness. I want the good Earth to be happy, to live in space, and to be alive. I hope the friendship will make kids happy because kids want a lot of friends, fairness, and to share their snacks or food. Happiness is for a lifetime.Now, this country will be safe and have a happy time together. This

is my gift for America so the country will be fun and happy. If the kids are not fair, try something new like making friendships, sharing, and playing with them. The day will come when we have an amazing world because of friendship. Cindy Hsu A Present for America If I get to give America something, I will give peace. Can you believe it? It is almost Christmas! I am thinking of giving America a gift. If I were only God, I would love to give peace. But the bad news is that I am not God. (But I wish I were.) If America got peace, there would be no murder, hitting, mean words, bullying, sad people, or people injured. The earth would be peaceful. Peace is awesome! If we have peace, our families will be peaceful. We won’t have to pay so many taxes. We won’t need to waste money. I hope we can rebuild our country. I hope soldiers return home and have peace. If we work together we can rebuild our peace. I hope America likes her present. Elaine He Editor’s Note: This is just a handful of the letters we received. We will publish more next week.

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July 1, 2015, July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017. This has been on the books for a while but now concerned residents are Taking it to the streets. Earl Richey has paid for a 12’ x 4’ banner to be erected close to city hall on Friday voicing not his disapproval of the proposed increases. The banner guides residents to a website where more

information can be obtained about fighting your local city hall. Any property owner or water/sewer customer directly responsible for paying the water and/ or sewer bill may submit a protest. To protest the proposed water and/or sewer rate adjustments you may submit a written notification specifying your water and/or sewer rate

increase protest. Only one water protest and one sewer protest will be counted per parcel. (Parcel is defined as a City water meter for which there is a city water account, or a City sewer account.) The city asks you to mail or personally deliver your protest to City Hall, 232W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024.

Resident Earl Richey has paid for a 12’ x 4’ banner to be erected close to city hall on Friday morning voicing his disapproval of the proposed tax increases. -Courtesy Photo


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New bench at Cobb Estate, Altadena donated by local business Pasadena immigrant small business owners Kwang-hee Park and Jochen Strack are donating this bench as a gift to the community during this holiday season. They own and operate Spring Acupuncture & Spiritual Direction in Pasadena. “Hiking and then resting and enjoying the views and nature is very healing for body, mind, and soul,” says Dr. Kwang-hee Park, a native of South Korea and a California licensed acupuncturist. Her husband, German born Jochen Strack, adds: “There are so few benches on trails here, the views of this spot simply called for a bench. We hope many will enjoy it.” The bench is located an easy to moderate 10- to 15-minute walk from the entrance to the Cobb Estate at the top of Lake Avenue in Altadena. Dennis Merkel and Kevin Hunt of the U.S. Forest Service provided the

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assistance needed to pour the cement foundation and mount the bench. Pat Wolff of Arcadia and her zebrahorse Zandy carried supplies, while Maddie GavelBriggs of Pasadena painted the bench in oil on canvas. 23 hikers attended the dedication. The Altadena Crest Trail is maintained by U.S. Forest Service with much assistance by the Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group. Spring Acupuncture &

Spiritual Direction opened in Pasadena, in March 2011. As an oriental medicine doctor, Park employs a holistic assessment followed by the use of acupuncture, herbs, cupping or moxibution, thus facilitating sustaining healing by restoring the underlying energy balance. Spiritual Direction is a timehonored interfaith practice to help a person reconnect with their soul and live authentic lives, mindful of the good of others.

San Gabriel couple featured on eharmony.com float - Jan. 1

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Sally Yeh and Kenton Wong are a normal, everyday couple living in San Gabriel, California. They met, fell in love and were married in the fall of 2011. What is unique about Sally and Kenton is they met on

the popular dating website eHarmony.com and were a featured commercial couple in 2012.On New Year’s Day, Kenton and Sally will be featured on a brand new eHarmony float in the Tournament of

Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, along with six other couples celebrating the finding of “Everlasting Love”, as Natalie Cole performs This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) live from the float.

2014 Feng Shui forecast and guidelines seminar The Chinese Year of the Horse begins on January 31, 2014. Discover the elements you can integrate into your home and office to build a year of good health, peace of mind, and success at Arcadia Library. Gain insight into how living spaces can affect you annually and how you can prepare your home to reap positive effects and neutralize negative im-

pacts in 2014. Feng Shui master Jenny T. Liu, M.A., is a fourth-generation Feng Shui master with 20 years of experience. She will be at the Arcadia Public Library on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. providing guidelines for 2014. Feng Shui is a philosophy developed from over 8,000 years of accumulated experience in observing natural patterns and how humans interact with their

environment. It explores the cause and effect relationship you have with your surroundings. For more information, please call (626) 821-5569 or visit the Arcadia Public Library’s website at http:// library.ci.arcadia.ca.us . You can now also follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter. The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd. Arcadia.

Everything you wanted to know about the Rose Parade, but were afraid to ask...

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as contemporary images from the past decade of the parade; details of queens past and present and a wealth of information for anyone interested in the Pasadena Rose Parade and the ensuing pageantry.

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land, which the NSA and the Obama administration often cite to argue that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy over metadata, applies in the NSA’s bulk-metadata collection. “I am convinced that the surveillance program now before me is so differ-

ent than a simple pen register that Smith is of little value in assessing whether the bulk telephony metadata program constitutes a fourth amendment search,” he wrote, since the Smith case concerned a “onetime, targeted request for data regarding an individu-

al subject in a criminal investigation.” News of the ruling came as the White House revealed that its review into NSA activities has made more than 40 separate recommendations in the report received by Barack Obama on Friday.


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Jo Anne Seaman CLIMB’s to new heights By Helen Simmons How is it possible that a woman who came into this world weighing less than 3 pounds could have such a powerful impact on 130 Camino Grove 4th graders? It is possible because that woman is Jo Anne Seaman. Still full of the energy and spunk of a teenager, Jo Anne, now 65, managed to completely move and inspire this Arcadia crowd of 9 and 10 year olds, at an assembly held December 3. Jo Anne and I met 14 years ago. I was in the process of writing an article about C.L.I.M.B., a facility for the multi-handicapped blind, located in Sierra Madre. (C.L.I.M.B. stands for the Center for Living Independence for the Multi-Handicapped Blind.) As resident of C.L.I.M.B. since it opened in 1977, Jo Anne volunteered to show me firsthand how people who are multihandicapped blind can and do lead very fulfilling and successful lives. We became friends through the experience. Seven years later, when I became a 4th grade teacher at Camino Grove in Arcadia Unified School District, Jo Anne agreed to meet with my school’s 4th graders as I wanted them to gain insight and appreciation of those with multiple handicaps through her experience. Since then, Jo Anne has returned almost every year to speak with our 4th graders. Each time she visits she makes a strong impact, with her open heart, multiple interests, love of children, and amazing gusto for life. At this year’s assembly, Jo Anne readily addressed questions asked by our 4th graders. She explained how she lost her vision due to receiving too much oxygen as a premature baby, and demonstrated how she gets around with her cane. When asked if she could drive, Jo Anne chuckled heartily, as her silky, white cheeks turned slightly red. In good spirit she replied, “If I was driving without a license that would be illegal and I would have quite a few accidents. I’m afraid that I’d be the terror of the town and don’t think the Sierra Madre police would like it if I drove. They would be after me!” Sharing one of her biggest passions, being a licensed ham radio operator, Jo Anne whipped out her sleek, red ham radio, with its one foot long black antenna. She talked about how she enjoys communicating with people from all over the world using the device. “I spoke with a wom-

Jo Anne Seaman shares her sleek, red, ham radio with Camino Grove Elementary School 4th graders. From left to right: Standing: Nathan Chien, Audrey Cho, Bradford Hunt, Jonas Yee, Elise Fong. Seated – Jo Anne Seaman. -Courtesy Photo

an from China, yesterday!” she exclaimed, aware that a high percentage of Arcadia students have Asian connections. Jo Anne highlighted ham radio uses in disaster situations, referencing how the radio came in handy during the windstorm that ravaged our area a couple of years back, downing electric power lines and trees like matchsticks. Jo Anne also commented that she had communicated with children as young as 8 on her ham radio and knew of children as young as 5 who passed the ham radio test required to attain an operating license. When I asked our 4th graders if anyone would be interested in becoming a ham radio operator, about 40 hands shot up like rockets. Jo Anne was delighted to hear that so many students had an interest. She then suggested that, together with their parents, they check out a website, www.hamuniverse.com, to attain information on how to get a ham radio operator license. JoAnne wanted parents to know that unlike risks involved with children using the Internet, the ham radio culture is much more “child safe.” She also noted how helpful ham radio operators tend to be, both blind and sighted, in assisting those who need help. Next, Jo Anne opened up about challenges she faced learning to read Braille as a 1st grader. Because she struggled with learning Braille, she had to repeat 1st grade. However, a teacher eventually figured out that her difficulties were not due to learning issues, but due to the fact that she had been forced to learn to read Braille using her right hand, when she was left handed and had more touch sensitivity in her left hand. Once that glitch was figured out, Jo Anne had no problem reading Braille. After sharing how she struggled to learn Braille, Jo Anne demonstrated how

proficient she had become. Due to my request, she had brought the Braille translation of The Cay, a book that our 4th graders will be required to read as part of their curriculum this year. Student eyes popped like popcorn when they saw her adeptly decipher and read aloud the sea of thousands of raised bumps arranged in complex patterns on the page. As an assembly finale, Jo Anne unveiled her talents as an accomplished composer, pianist, and singer. Springing up quickly from her folding chair, Jo Anne grasped the edge of my elbow and followed me with ease to the auditorium keyboard. She performed a song she wrote for C.L.I.M.B. right after she moved in there. “I thought C.L.I.M.B. was such a wonderful place when I first came that I wanted to write a song about it,” Jo Anne explained. “And I still think it is wonderful,” she added. As Jo Anne played, I stood next to her and looked out at the audience of 4th graders. Bodies were still. Faces were intense and serious, totally opposite the look of a typical 10-year-old out on the playground. Jo Anne’s song connected the room. Her slender fingers touched the keys of the keyboard precisely, as her beautiful, pristine voice caught our hearts. Tears began to well up in some students’ and teachers’ eyes. Her lyrics resonated deep within us as she crooned, “We’re just like anyone else, only we can’t see.” When the song ended, the crowd erupted in applause, celebrating Jo Anne. We had come to appreciate how far she had come from less than 3 pounds at birth to a mountain of strength and warmth, determined to see light, despite darkness, hope despite challenges, and humor in driving a car without sight.


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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

Sunday, December 8: Around 6:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a theft investigation. Unknown suspect(s) entered the attached garage through an unlocked door and stole property from two unlocked vehicles. No evidence was located and no one reported hearing or seeing anything suspicious. At about 7:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Macy’s at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. The suspect concealed merchandise inside her purse and exited the store without making payment. The 56-year-old Chinese female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Monday, December 9: Shortly after 1:30 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken tail light in the area of

Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road. A records check revealed the 39-yearold Hispanic male had an expired license. He was cited, released in the field, and his vehicle was left legally parked. At approximately 7:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of San Antonio Road in reference to an alarm activation. No suspects were located inside the residence or in the surrounding neighborhood. An investigation revealed the suspect(s) shattered a bedroom window and fled the location with no property. Extra patrol was assigned to the residence since this incident was the home’s second burglary within the last month.

Monrovia PD

Robbery November 18 at 3:40 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 1100 block of South Myr-

tle. The victim was walking south on Myrtle with his cell phone in his hand and his head down. The suspect walked past the victim, grabbed the victim’s phone out of his hand and ran north on Myrtle. The victim chased after the suspect, but when the suspect verbally threatened to beat him up, he stopped. The suspect is described as an African American male, 20 to 30 years old, short hair cut, a goatee, approximately 6 feet tall, average build, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with yellow writing and possibly matching green sweat pants. Investigation continuing. Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested November 19 at 3:40 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting a subject having difficulty parking a vehicle on the street in the 500 block of East Walnut. The caller stated that the person possibly struck a parked vehicle and

drove up on the curb. The driver got out of the vehicle and walked away. When officers arrived, they saw the parked vehicle with recent collision damage. There were no other vehicles in the area that appeared to have damage caused by this vehicle. As officers were taking pictures of the vehicle, the owner of the vehicle exited his residence. The subject had a laceration over his left eye. The subject started cursing at officers and displayed signs of intoxication. There were no witnesses that could identify the suspect as the driver, and the vehicle was legally parked. Officers took pictures of the vehicle and the suspect was arrested for being drunk in public. Burglary / Possession of Burglary Tools / Grand Theft – Suspect Arrested November 19 at 10:46 p.m., a female subject entered a business in the 500 block

of West Huntington and selected several items of clothing and merchandise. She entered the changing room, where she stayed for two hours. When she exited the changing room, loss prevention personnel discovered several metal clothing sensors cut into pieces. The suspect exited the store and walked to a fast food restaurant, where she entered the bathroom. Officers arrived and when the suspect exited the bathroom, she was detained. The wire cutters used to cut off the metal sensors were found in the bathroom, and the suspect was in possession of the stolen property. The suspect was arrested. Residential Burglary November 20 at 6:58 p.m., police dispatch received a call from an alarm company reporting that the residential burglary alarm had activated at a residence in the 300 block of North Madison Avenue. Officers respond-

ed and discovered a shattered rear sliding-glass door. A search team entered and cleared the residence; no suspects were located inside. The homeowner was contacted and indicated he was out of town. The investigation is continuing.

Sierra Madre PD

Tuesday December 10, 2013 At approximately 3pm, a white Nissan pickup truck was stolen from the 400 block of North Sunnyside Avenue. The truck, which contained several gardening tools, was seen being driven away from the location by an unknown male. Witnesses saw the vehicle being followed by a tan Ford Explorer. With the assistance of the police helicopter, a search of the area was conducted but neither vehicle was located. As of December 16, 2013, the vehicle still had not been found.

4th Quarter Construction Update – 2013

Southern California Edison’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project Segment 6 – 9 & 11

Project Update – Southern California Edison (SCE) contractors are continuing construction-related activities along portions of Segments 4 – 11 of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP). Upon completion, the project will provide added capacity to deliver enough power from renewable and other generators to power three million homes, helping enhance electricity reliability in the region and help meet California’s renewable energy goals. Construction Activities – Upgrades to the electrical system during the next three months will include the following: (Please note construction schedule is tentative and may change depending on weather and other factors)

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Access road improvements (Entire Segment) Installation of new electrical transmission structures (towers) utilizing both conventional equipment and helicopters (Entire Segment) Installation of new electrical transmission wires (conductor) (Entire Segment)

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Access road improvements: Duarte (North of Las Lomas Rd.) Montebello (Several locations south of North Montebello Blvd. and west of San Gabriel Blvd.) Unincorporated Los Angeles County (Several locations including Whittier Narrows Recreation Area) Clearing / grading and site preparation: Duarte (North of Van Tassel Mtwy) Irwindale (East of 605 FWY/ North of Live Oak Ave.) Installation of foundations, electrical transmission structures, wires, aviation lights and marker balls: Northern Duarte Several locations east and west of the 605 FWY between 210 FWY and 60 FWY South El Monte (Adjacent to Thienes Ave and Farndon St.) Montebello (West of Parmount Blvd. / North of 60 FWY) Unincorporated Los Angeles County Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

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Access road improvements, clearing / grading, and site preparation: Hacienda Heights (East of Hacienda Blvd) Rowland Heights (East of Fullerton Rd.) Tonner Canyon (southeast of Diamond Bar) La Habra Heights (North of Skyline Dr, east of Hacienda Rd, and west of Fullerton Rd, adjacent to Powder Canyon) Additional areas of unincorporated Los Angeles County, including Whittier Narrows, LA County Sanitation District and Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority locations Installation of aviation lights and marker balls: Pico Rivera (South of the 60 FWY/west of 605 FWY) East of 605 FWY through to Carbon Canyon in Chino Hills (including Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, La Habra Heights and south of Diamond Bar) Installation of foundations and electrical transmission structures and wires: Pico Rivera (West of 605 FWY) Hacienda Heights (Several locations: North of Turnbull Canyon, East of Hacienda Blvd.) La Habra Heights (North of Powder Canyon) Rowland Heights (East of Fullerton Rd.) Additional areas of unincorporated Los Angeles County, including Whittier Narrows, LA County Sanitation District and Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority locations

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Access road improvements and work site development (Inside Angeles National Forest) Demolition of existing electrical transmission wires, structures and foundations (Inside Angeles National Forest) Installation of foundations and electrical transmission structures utilizing both conventional equipment and helicopters (Inside Angeles National Forest)

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Rosemead City Notices ORDINANCE NO. 934 AN ORDINANCE SUMMARY OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 9.12.080 OF CHAPTER 9.12 OF TITLE 9 On December 10th, 2013, the City Council of the City of Rosemead adopted Ordinance No. 934. The City Council approved municipal code amendment section 9.12.080 currently prohibiting the removal, abandonment, or possession of shopping carts throughout the City. Persons that violate this section may be subject to a fine as established by resolution of the City Council. URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 938 AN URGENCY ORDINANCE SUMMARY OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 50022.2 OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE On December 10th, 2013, the City Council of the City of Rosemead adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 938. The City Council adopted the California Building Standards code, Electrical code, Plumbing code, Mechanical code, Residential code, Green Building code, and local amendments thereto and declaring the urgency thereof. The full text of Ordinance No. 934, and Urgency Ordinance No. 938 are available for inspection during regular business hours at City Hall, 8838 E. Valley Blvd. Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or at www.cityofrosemead.org Published: December 19, 2013 ROSEMEAD READER

Probate Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARY STEED Case No. BP147601 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MARY STEED A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Melissa Ward in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Melissa Ward 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 January 9, 2014 at 8:30AM 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: DARRELL G BROOKE ESQ SBN 118071 TAYLOR SUMMERS RHODES RASMUSSEN BROOKE & TOROSSIAN LLP 525 S MYRTLE AVE STE 204 MONROVIA CA 91016 CN#893383 Published: 12/12, 12/16, & 12/19/2013 MONROVIA WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ALICE FEI YEN Case No. BP147618 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ALICE FEI YEN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Charles Michael Tseng in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGE-LES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Charles Mi-chael Tseng be appointed as per-sonal 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 January 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 11 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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: WEI C WONG ESQ SBN 116428 LAW OFFICES OF WEI C WONG 716 S GARFIELD AVE ALHAMBRA CA 91801 CN#893204 Published: 12/16, 12/19, & 12/23/2013 San Gabriel Sun

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF John Remel Ashley Case No. BP147576 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of John Remel Ashley A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Kathleen Roberts in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Jeffery Rice be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 1/14/2014 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 29 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal

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authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable 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: Marcus Family Law Center PLC- Quinton R. Swanson 910 N State St, Ste. D Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 658-3668 Published: Dec 19, 23, 26, 2013 Temple City Tribune

Public Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Monday December 30, 2013 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: Stor America – Arcadia 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 4:30 p.m. Sabririn, Djohan aka Sabirin, Djohan Soto Beltran, Mucio Tran, Thanh Thuy Ramil Abilar Jr.,James G. Bockenholt, Terry L. Maxwell, David W. Gonzalez, Angelica Maria Ghandor, Milad M. Flores-Martinez, Araceli Cortez, Francie G. Cortez, Francie G. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 12th, of December and 19th, of December 2013 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, Ca. 91006 (626) 303-3000 CNS-2566577# PUBLISHED: 12/12 & 12/19/2013 ARCADIA WEEKLY

LESLEE J. NEWMAN 98434 Attorney at Law 1016 West Town and Country Road Orange, CA 92868 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF ORANGE 341 THE CITY DRIVE, ORANGE, CA 92863-1571 Case No.: 13AD000303 CITATION TO PARENT In the Matter of the Adoption Petition of, Eduardo Odorica THE PEOPLEE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO: CHRIS ORTIZ By order of this court you are hereby advised that you may appear before the judge presiding in Department L64 of this court on 01/24/2014 at 10:00 a.m. then there to show cause, If any you have, why DANIEL NAVARRO (born 01/15/06) should not be declared free from your custody and control for the purpose of freeing DANIEL NAVARRO for placement for adoption. The following information concerns rights and procedures that relate to this proceeding for the termination ‘of custody and control of said minor as set forth in Family Code Section 7860 et seq.: 1. At the beginning of the proceeding the court will consider whether 26 or not the interests of the minor child require the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of the minor do require such protection, the court will appoint counsel to represent her, whether or not she is able to afford counsel. The minor will not be present in court unless she requests or the court orders so. 2. If a parent of the minor appears without counsel and is unable to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waives the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both the minor and her parent. 3. The court may appoint either the public defender or private counsel. If private counsel is appointed, he or she will receive a reasonable sum for compensation and expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the court. That amount must be paid by the real parties in interest, but not by the minor, in such proportions as the court believes to be just. If, however, the court finds that any of the real parties in interest cannot afford counsel, the amount will be paid by the county. 4. The court may continue the proceeding for not more than thirty (30) days as necessary to appoint counsel to become acquainted with the case. Date: DEC 05 2013 ALAN CARLSON, EXEC OFFICER/CLERK By: C. PRIETO, Clerk Deputy Clerk 12/19/2013, 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014, 01/09/2014 Monrovia Weekly

Trustee Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA13-586811-JB Order No.: 130144379-CAAPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/10/2005. 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): PHI M. TRAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 2/17/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0366992 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 9/9/2011 as Instrument No. 20111224588, in Book N/A, on Page N/A of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 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: $834,643.01 The purported property address is: 8303 BEVERLY DRIVE, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 5374-003-004 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-13-586811-JB . 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: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement

Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-13-586811-JB IDSPub #0058674 12/5/2013 12/12/2013 12/19/2013 SAN GABRIEL SUN NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA11-458852-CT Order No.: 904042 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/17/2006. 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. 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): OTILIA S MACIAS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/28/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1908887 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 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: $618,415.50 The purported property address is: 307 & 307 1/4, 307 1/2 EAST OLIVE AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 8516-029-012 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-11-458852-CT . 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: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com Service Corp. TS No.: CA-11-458852-CT IDSPub #0059012 12/5/2013 12/12/2013 12/19/2013 MONROVIA WEEKLY APN: 8521-011-020 TS No: CA0900154912-4-S TO No: 5906776 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED September 29, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 2, 2014 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, 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 October 11, 2006 as Instrument No. 06 2255490 and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement recorded on April 1, 2009 as Instrument Number 20090466149 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by AVA SMITH-MORGAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor(s), MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC as nominee for PACIFIC COMMUNITY MORTGAGE, INC.. A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION 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: 710 PAMELA ROAD, DUARTE AREA, CA 91010 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 $454,960.12 (Estimated). 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 Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09001549-12-4-S. 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 27, 2013

TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900154912-4-S 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM at 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1072945 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/2013 DUARTE DISPATCH APN: 8608-010-024 TS No: CA0100000813 TO No: 95302892 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 7, 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 26, 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 April 13, 2005 as Instrument No. 05 0849763 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by DAVID M JIMENEZ JR., A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for CHAPEL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, its successors and assigns, 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 AND ALL RELATED LOAN DOCUMENTS The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 313 EAST 11TH STREET, AZUSA, CA 91702 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 $102,467.34 (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 714-573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA01000008-13. 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: December 2, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA01000008-13 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Matthew Kelley, Trustee Sales Officer SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. priorityposting.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-5731965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1073164 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/2013 AZUSA BEACON NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7042.11330 Title Order No. NXCA0112009 APN 5389-016-088 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/12/04. 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Chih-Chung Chou Recorded: 06/09/04, as Instrument No. 04 1482099, of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 12/26/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: In the main dining room of the Pomona Masonic Temple, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 4429 LEE CIRCLE, ROSEMEAD, CA 91770 Assessors Parcel No. 5389-016-088 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 $204,433.63. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or 800280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7042.11330. 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 27, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Victoria Gutierrez, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www. Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877484-9942 or 800-280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ORDER # 7042.11330: 12/05 /2013,12/12/2013,12/19/2013 ROSEMEAD READER Trustee Sale No. : 20130159900177 Title Order No.: 1402565 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/09/2007. 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. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/01/2007 as Instrument No. 20072467284 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JERRY BROWN AND CATHY BROWN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/02/2014 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 746 EAST FOOTHILL BLVD, MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 91016 APN#: 8517-026-002 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, 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 $434,363.30. 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 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20130159900177. 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 TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1 EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-939-0772 www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 11/25/2013 NPP0223926 To: MONROVIA WEEKLY 12/12/2013, 12/19/2013, 12/26/2013 MONROVIA WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA13-564189-JP Order No.: 130124265-CAMAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/4/2005. 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): WALTER E. MONICO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 2/11/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0322241 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/2/2014 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: $412,138.78 The purported property address is: 228 N ALAMEDA AVE, AZUSA, CA 91702 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 8611-025-018 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 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-13-564189-JP . 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: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-13-564189-JP IDSPub #0059392 12/12/2013 12/19/2013 12/26/2013 AZUSA BEACON NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 12-30757-JP-CA Title No. 120056651-CALMI ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/01/2005. 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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), 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; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, 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. Trustor: CHO-YIN PETER ZEE AND JESSICA S. ZEE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/07/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2991643 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 01/06/2014 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $680,978.76 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1145 EUCLID AVE, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776 A.P.N.: 5369-002-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. 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.ndscorp. com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 12-30757-JP-CA. 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: 12/09/2013 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Linda DeGrandis, Trustee Sales Representative A-4432013 12/12/2013, 12/19/2013, 12/26/2013 SAN GABRIEL SUN T.S. No.: 13-50896 TSG Order No.: 0213024507 A.P.N.: 5279-029-097 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUANT TO CA CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包含一个信息摘 要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서 가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/14/2006. 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 1/6/2014 at 9:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 12/27/2006 as Instrument No. 20062869377 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: SANDRA PEREZ-SANDI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA), A DELAWARE CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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). 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, 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: 8532 VILLAGE LANE, 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 in an “AS IS” condition, 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, 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, to-wit: $258,415.28 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 13-50896. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 6/12/2013 Date: 12/10/2013 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868-2913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting & Publishing (714) 573-1965 Dalaysia Ramirez, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.”P1074274 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/2013 ROSEMEAD READER NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 3548-38 Loan No. 210953 Title Order No. TS 3548-013-GC1 APN 5783002-081 TRA No. 0001942 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/04/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/10/2014 at 11:00AM, CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 9-12-07 as Doc.# 20072101640 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Hui-Chen Shen, a single woman, as Trustor, in favor of Cathay Bank, a California Banking Corp., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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). At: by the fountain located at 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, California describing the land therein: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: The subject deed of trust of this guarantee contains the following description: PARCEL 1: UNIT 1 LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 52338, IN THE

CITY OF ARCADIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1235, PAGES 25 AND 26 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 2: AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON AREA AND APPURTENANT EASEMENTS. Said land is more properly described as follows: A CONDOMINIUM COMPOSED OF: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/14 INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 52338, IN THE CITY OF ARCADIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1235, PAGES 25 AND 26 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM CONDOMINIUM UNITS 1 TO 3 INCLUSIVE, 5 TO 13 INCLUSIVE, 15 AND 16, AS SHOWN AND DEFINED UPON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED MARCH 3, 1999 AS INSTRUMENT NO.99-343821, OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: UNIT 1 AS SHOWN UPON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO IN PARCEL 1 ABOVE. APN: 5783-002-081 Beneficiary Phone: (626) 581-0440 Beneficiary: Cathay Bank, Attn: Janie Yang, Special Assets Dept., 9650 Flair Drive, 3rd Floor, El Monte, CA 91731. 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: 900 Arcadia Avenue #1, Arcadia, CA 91007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 866-684-2727 or 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 3548-38. 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. 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, 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, to-wit: $279,720.96 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. SALE LINE PHONE NUMBER: (714) 730-2727 / Web site address: www.lpsasap.com Date: 12/11/13 CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 560 E. HOSPITALITY LANE SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 (949) 884-0448 Gwen Cleveland, Asst. Secretary A-4433042 12/19/2013, 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014 ARCADIA WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. : 20120187400009 Title Order No.: 1067854 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/03/2008. 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. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/18/2008 as Instrument No. 20081084129 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: YU TANG LIU, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code

2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/08/2014 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 621 EAST SAXON AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA 91776 APN#: 5370-033-016 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, 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 $502,702.56. 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 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120187400009. 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 TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1 EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-939-0772 www.nationwideposting.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP as Trustee Dated: 12/12/2013 NPP0224587 To: SAN GABRIEL SUN 12/19/2013, 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014 SAN GABRIEL SUN

Fictitious Business Name Filings FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2013235332 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WEST COVINA DENTAL SPECIALTIES , 360 S. Glendora Ave Unit 1, West Covina, CA 91790. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Christopher R. Macias . The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 14, 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 December 16, 2013, December 23, 2013, December 30, 2013, January 6, 2014 WI

Holiday party for Monrovia seniors this Saturday - Dec. 21 Seniors 60 and over will be treated to a Holiday Dinner Party in their honor on Saturday, December 21 beginning at 12 noon at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 W Palm Ave. Local area businesses and individuals in partnership with Monrovia Providers Group and the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce have raised several hundred dollars, secured donations of 10 plump turkeys (as well as finding places to roast them) and all the trimmings. There will be entertainment, music, gifts, prize drawings, and lots of good old-fashioned camaraderie. There is no cost to attend. The dinner party was conceived and brought to life by local realtor Chuck Gabriels. He was tasked some years ago with inter-

viewing applicants for the San Gabriel “Christmas in April” program, and one elderly lady—a lovely, lonely widow with no family nearby—stole his heart. “I imagined her on Christmas Day sitting in front of the TV with no one,” said Chuck, “and I vowed to do something.” What ensued was a free, full course Christmas dinner celebration for over 75 seniors, many of whom would have been all alone at Christmastime. Each one got a photo taken on Santa’s lap, had a great meal, and left with a gift and a hug, and a feeling they are not alone after all. Then, as now, the community rallied to make the event a success. “These people are in many ways responsible for our very existence,” says Ga-

briels. “They deserve our recognition.” To attend, please RSVP to Bill Graham at the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce, (818) 731-9302. Monrovia Transit can shuttle people to and from the event if needed. Please reserve your ride a day in advance at (626) 358-3538. Cost for Monrovia Transit is 75 cents. Chuck Gabriels is broker of record for MonArc Realty, (626) 768-0780. Monrovia Providers Group is a not for profit consortium of area businesses, organizations, non-profits, and individuals who are committed to providing a better life for older adults in and around San Gabriel Valley. For more information visit www.MonroviaProviders.org.

Sierra Madre City Clerk announces upcoming election April 8 Nancy Sue Shollenberger, City Clerk for Sierra Madre announced during the Regular City Council Meeting of December 10, 2013, that the City Council voted to approve an election to be held on April 8, 2014. At that election the residents will be voting on the following: 1. Three City Council Members for a 4-year term. 2. Ordinance No. 1349 "An Ordinance of the City of Sierra Madre, California, amending Section 3.36.180 of Chapter 3.36 of the Sierra Madre Municipal Code regarding

the Utility Users' Tax extending and modifying the rate structure to preserve and fund important City Services. Measure with the following question: "In order to maintain City services, such as Public Safety, Paramedic and Library Services, shall an Ordinance be adopted to: 1. Extend the City's current 10% Utility User's Tax at a maximum of 10% for all utilities except water and sewer? YES 2. Establish new sunset dates starting July 1, 2022?

3. Extend the current 9% water and sewer tax until July 1, 2014 NO when it will reduce to 7% then to 6% on July 1, 2015? Nomination Papers will be available for interested candidates on December 16, 2013 and the deadline is January 10; i.e., January 15th if an incumbent does not run. If City Hall is closed on Friday, January 10th, then the final day for Nomination Papers is January 13, 2014. Please call the City Clerk and make an appointment: Her home phone is 3551569; Cell 626/434-5073; or City Hall 355-7135.

Pasadena PD testing officer body cams The Pasadena Police Department has been testing 20 body cameras for the past few weeks to determine possible implementation for increased accountability for officers, Chief Phillip Sanchez announced to Council members on Monday.

“My philosophy, frankly, is any time we can capture information like that, whether it’s a robust in-car video system, audio and video or a body cam, that it indemnifies the officer against false accusations of misconduct,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez said that it is routine practice for police officers to use audio recordings but thinks adding a video element will enhance officer accountability considerably. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and LAPD utilize these body cams routinely.


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life-threatening medical events with both my husband and son,” said Here to Serve Founder/CEO Kathleen Quintas, a long-time resident of Sierra Madre. “I understand the pain, the financial struggle, and feelings of helplessness that afflict these families who are trying to keep their life together as they care for a critically ill loved one. I saw a gap in coordinating resources and identifying and providing available services for families, and I felt it was my duty, even calling, to assist them.” Such feelings of helplessness are often magnified during the holidays. Through its Adopt-A-Family program, Here To Serve is purchasing Christmas gifts for the families it assists who have a child in medical crisis or, as is often the case, a family that has a critically-ill parent with small children at home. Even with insurance, medical crises are financially draining, more so for people who are not on any form of government assistance, what Quintas calls the “invisibly underserved, the lower middle and middle class.” Here To Serve is com-

mitted to brightening the holidays of its 57 family members. As Christmas is next week, instead of adopting a family or donating gifts, people are encouraged to make a financial contribution at www.heretoserve.org. These tax-deductible donations will be used to replenish some of the organization’s general fund that has already been spent on gifts, holiday checks yet to be written or financial aid for the family. “There are the visibly underserved and the invisibly underserved,” continued Quintas who notes that one in five families this year alone will struggle both emotionally and financially after a family member suffers a lifethreatening illness, accident or violent crime that causes severe bodily injury. “One of our goals at Here To Serve is to help shed light on those people in our community who make $1 more than government assistance allows, the invisibly underserved. This group of people who are the backbone of our society and economy are losing their jobs, homes, financial wellbeing as they care for a critically ill family member

Four-year-old Natalie Avalos of San Gabriel Valley. -Courtesy Photo

without government assistance to help with food, housing, medical and the list goes on. We relieve some of the burden of day-to-day actives from cooking meals to child care to walking dogs to fundraising to help with bills.” Among its many distinctions, Here to Serve identifies and targets organizations as well as mobilizes friends and community members to provide assistance to its families. It also

guides families through the maze of available resources, with associated paper work, as well as responds to ever-changing family needs brought on by the medical crisis. The organization constantly assimilates new information to better assist the individual, family, and caregiver(s). More information can be found by visiting www. heretoserve.org or on Facebook at Here To Serve, Inc.

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation received a $28,000donation from the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hotel last week. This gift marks the fourth annual significant gift to Foundation from the Hilton, with the foundation receiving $106,000 from the Hilton since 2010. This generous donation to SEF will help support the Foundation’s “Fund the Gap” Campaign, currently underway. With a goal of raising $150,000 by June 30, 2014, “Fund the Gap” is targeted to help San Gabriel schools bridge the financial gap created by the state education budget shortfalls. The Campaign is earmarked to help fund K-3 music instruction, elementary visual arts instruction, performing art curriculum at Jefferson Middle School, college counseling support at Gabrielino High School, and many other vital programs and curriculum at all eight schools in the San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) for the 20142015 academic year. All

K-12 students in the District will benefit from the “Fund the Gap” Campaign. With this donation, SEF is thrilled to once again honor the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hilton as the Event Sponsor for SEF’s upcoming benefit gala, “SEF-apalooza!” The fourth annual fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the San Gabriel Country Club, and will feature fine dining, an incredible silent auction, spirited live auction, music and dancing. This donation also provides the Hilton with their continued partnership as a Platinum Sponsor in our SEF Business Alliance Program, which provides opportunity for local businesses to partner with SEF to support San Gabriel Unified Schools and promote their business. We support the SGUSD in preparing its students for their future as productive citizens and lifelong learners. For more information or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit our website at www.sef4schools.org.

There’s a new pony in town! Meet Shamrock, the new Wells Fargo Tournament of Roses® plush pony

For a limited time, there are two ways to take home a special Tournament of Roses edition of your very own, or give one to a friend. Simply open a qualifying Wells Fargo checking account1, or refer a friend to open one2. Like the ponies that inspired Shamrock, our checking accounts deliver the convenience and services to help you better manage your money throughout the year. Please visit your local San Gabriel Valley stores for more information.

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To qualify for the plush pony, customer must be a new Wells Fargo consumer or business checking customer, open and fund a new eligible Wells Fargo Checking Package checking account, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account (where available), or Wells Fargo Business Services® Package checking account with a $50 minimum opening deposit. All Wells Fargo Checking Packages®, the Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account, and Wells Fargo Business Services Packages are eligible for this offer. See banker for account details. Offer valid from 11/18/2013 through 12/31/2013 only, or while supplies last, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit one plush pony per customer. Customer will receive the plush pony at the time of opening and funding the new Wells Fargo Checking Package® checking account, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account, or Wells Fargo Business Services® Package checking account. Offer is only available at participating Wells Fargo banking locations. Wells Fargo team members are not eligible for this offer. To qualify for the plush pony, a new Wells Fargo consumer or business checking customer must present a referral card (photocopies cannot be accepted) and open a new eligible Wells Fargo Checking Package checking account, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account (where available), or Wells Fargo Business Services Package checking account with a $50 minimum opening deposit. All Wells Fargo Checking Packages, the Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account, and Wells Fargo Business Services Packages are eligible for this offer. See banker for checking package details. Offer valid from 11/18/2013 through 12/31/2013 only, or while supplies last, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit one plush pony per customer. Referring customer must be an existing Wells Fargo consumer or business checking customer. If all eligibility requirements are met, new customer will receive a plush pony at the time of opening and funding the new Wells Fargo Checking Package checking account, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account, or Wells Fargo Business Services Package checking account, and the referring customer will be contacted within 30 days to make arrangements to receive a plush pony. All accounts must be funded during promotional period. Offer is only available at participating Wells Fargo banking locations. Wells Fargo team members are not eligible for this offer. © 2013 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. Materials expire on 12/31/2013.


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TORRANCE

$5,450,000

ARCADIA

$899,000

Fully Occupied Shopping Center in Great Neighborhood of Torrance. Built in 1985, Building 8,882 Sq., Ft. Lot Size 25,495 Sq. Ft. Current monthly income approximate $36,347.37 per month. All triple net lease terms. Current cap 5.75%. For more information please call Young Ahn at 626-688-7844

CLAREMONT

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This mid 70’s single level home with a new roof and concrete driveway features living room with fireplace. New windows across the rear where the family room is open to the remodeled kitchen w/granite counters. Sliding glass doors open to back yard pool and spa, built-in BBQ, fire pit and a large gazebo. An expansive covered patio has a full outdoor kitchen and bar, range & oven, a wine cooler, refrigerator, and bar sink. Two car garage. (LOM) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

CHINO HILLS

MONROVIA

NORTH EL MONTE

$648,000

Two Story New Custom Home. You will love the Top Quality Architectural Design. This home offers Huge Living room, Formal Dining Room, Fireplace, Top of the line Kitchen w/granite counters, center island and granite floors. 4 bedrooms includes Two Master Suites 1 with Jacuzzi Tub and walk in closets. 3 car garage.(R11642)

$4,388,888

ING

Majestic 8,530 sq.ft. Mediterranean Estate with 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths. Grand double foyer staircases, indoor fountain, Schonbek chandeliers, formal dining room, butler’s pantry, gourmet kitchen, master retreat, steam sauna, marbled flooring, art studio, temperature controlled wine room, office/study with private courtyard. (H3752)

$630,000

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

$585,000

North of Foothill. Charming 3 bedroom, spacious living room with fireplace, hardwood flooring. Remodeled kitchen, granite counter top, stainless steel appliances, remodeled bathroom, central air & heat, nice back yard with firepit. (P272)

3 ON A LOT

$789,000

This well maintained triplex with private yards or patio. Front unit has 2 bed/1 ba and totally remodeled in 2001 w/ new roof, cooper plumbing, new electrical wiring, central air/heat, washer/ dryer. Back unit is a duplex with 3bed/2ba, each. Built in 1989 with remodeled kitchen and bath. Each unit has 2 car attached garage and washer/dryer hookup. Walking distance to schools, grocery stores and transportation. (DEL) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

TEMPLE CITY

$528,000

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

ARCADIA

$759,000

Arcadia Schools. 2,487 sq.ft. townhome. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, large living room, formal dining room, eat in kitchen with custom cabinets, large family room, beamed ceilings, fireplace, 3 patios, balcony, nice sized yard, walk-in closets. 2 car garage. (G1024) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451

SAN PEDRO

$509,900

Spanish style duplex one is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath and a 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Great potential. Both units are rented. Total footage for both is 1,794 sq.ft. on a 5,461 sq.ft. lot. (C709)

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PASADENA

SIERRA MADRE

ONTARIO

$498,000

This unique property features over 2,000sf of living space on a huge lot that offers room for expansion, pool or RV parking, the possibilities are endless! Living room with fireplace, formal dining and central air & heat. Garage converted to guest house with kitchen and bathroom. (PUE) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

MONROVIA

$368,000

Industrial office condo, a block south of 210 Fwy and adjacent to future Metro Gold Line Station. Ideal for light industrial, R&D, technology users, etc., has 2 front parking spaces, loading dock to warehouse & plenty of parking between buildings. Unit has reception area, private office or conference room, loft area, restroom & open warehouse. Future potentials to be part of Monrovia redevelopment including multi-family & mixed used proposals east & west of complex. (POM) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

APPLE VALLEY

$149,000

$480,000

Property profile shows 2 Br 1 Bath, but it actually has 2 units - 2 Br 1 Bath & 1 Br 1 Bath Property to be sold “As Is” condition. Property on 14453 Cavette Pl. Baldwin Park is selling for $458,000 it has 2 units - each unit 2 Br, 1 Ba, Lot 16,453 Sq. Ft. both properties sold together can build 5 single homes (please check with city).(C14449)

$449,000

Great town home located near pasadena city college. This home offers attractive living space with a private large back patio. Living room has hardwood floors, remodelled kitchen with granite counter tops, tile floor, hip new york style stairs. All bedrooms upstairs, master bedroom with bathroom, other two bedrooms with jack and jill bathroom. In unit laundry. (P49)

$398,000

Cottage with Potential! Three bedrooms (two bedrooms have closets in the hallway) , one bath cottage steps from shops and restaurants. Large porch with mountain views, eat in kitchen, laundry room and fenced yard. 977 sq.ft. taped and 4250 sq.ft. lot. (M45)

$370,000

Single Level Ranch Style Home on a cul de sac. This home includes 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, central air and heat, pergo floors throughout, covered patio, and RV parking. Next to the beautiful Del Rancho Park.(D902)

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ALHAMBRA

SOUTH GATE

POMONA

MORENO VALLEY

$355,000

This 2 bed/2 ba tudor style townhome features living room w.frpl, dining area next to the kitchen. Master bedroom with his & hers mirror closets. One car garage with direct access to unit and additional covered c arport in back. Newer central furnace. Wonderful location, close to downtown Alhambra & San Gabriel. Small complex with only 4 units. (ELM) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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LA VERNE

$79,888

$248,000

Completely Remodeled 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, excellent neighborhood next to the golf course. (F1074)

$170,000

Short Sale, Nice quiet Neighborhood. The house shows on title as 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Owner has added 1 bedroom on permit. Now has 4 bedrooms. Master suite with bathroom. Fireplace in the living room. Near schools parks, shopping area and 60 & 215 frwy. . Need a little TLC. Association $50 per mo. Seller is very motivated and cooperative. (G15586)

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AGUA DULCE

DANA POINT

$70,000

$3,300/MONTH

Jess Ranch Senior 55 Plus Community home in Apple Valley, CA. TURNKEY, NEAT, well maintained two bedroom two bath with dining area and double garage. 1,332 square feet of living space in a secluded and quiet area of the well known and desired development. Fireplace in Living room with dining area. Kitchen with nook area Less than one mile to ALL shopping and Theaters and a Golf Course.(F11548) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

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SAN GABRIEL FOR LEASE $2,100/MONTH

WOODLAND HILLS

CLAREMONT

$2,700/MONTH

SAN MARINO SCHOOLS! Lovely Home on cul-de-sac with a large back yard & a detached 2 car garage. Master BR with 3/4 bath and access to patio. Kitchen w/sunny breakfast nook and a range oven and refrigerator. Living room w/fireplace and a formal D.R. with detailed wanes coating. The interior has been freshly painted and there is new carpet! (STO)

1st time on the market in 59 years, well known family business, located in Sierra Madre. This golden business opportunity has many longtime customers and is very busy. Inventory and equipment inclued. Owner willing to train new owner. (B53)

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$2,250/MONTH

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

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$298,500

Single Family Home with bedrooms, 2 baths, Central Air, 1,386 Sq. Ft. living space, 3,848 lot size. Needs some TLC.(H8942)

Floral Business with huge upside potential. Owner operated business since 2000. Owner needs to retire due to illness. Business has a solid clientele such as City Services, Local Schools, Colleges and many Churches. (F2047)

This great 3 bedroom, 1.75 ba home features beautiful refinished hardwood floors, new forced heat and central air and 2 car detached garage with laundry. (SOU)

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Mon Ami Bakery. Situated in the beautiful, scenic city of Agua Dulce. Located in the center of the city, outdoor seating, plenty of parking, great location. (A33359)

(626) 445-0123

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$1,350/MONTH

Detached 2 bedroom/1 bath home in Claremont! Front unit features large kitchen with newer stove and stackable washer/dryer. Living room with air conditioner. Bathroom with newer toilet, sink and tile flooring. Newer water heater and electrical switches. Carport parking space for 1 car and additional one car parking space behind home. Prime Claremont neighborhood close to Colleges, Park, The Village, Schools and Metro Station. (COL) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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$2,050 /MONTH

Excellent location. 24 hour gated and guarded community. Bright and airy top floor unit with high ceiling. Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Large living room with fireplace. Lovely balcony, 2 master suites and a loft, which can be used as a third bedroom. Community amenities include Pool, Spa, Gym, Sports Courts and much more. (OWE)

Lease completely furnished magnificent 3 bed, 3 bath condo, with 180 degree view of ocean in exclusive Dana Bluffs. Private tennis courts, pool clubhouse $3,300 mo. (V25996)

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