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LASD high-tech taskforce nets two cardskimming scammers The Southern California High Tech Task Force (SCHTTF) is a collaborative effort of local, county state, and federal law enforcement agencies working in unison to combat high tech crime involving the internet, intellectual property, computer equipment, emerging technologies, theft of identity information and numerous other high tech crimes. The SCHTTF includes members of both federal and local law enforcement agencies throughout Los Angeles County working jointly to combat cyber crimes and fraud. On Sunday, December 15, 2013, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the SCHTTF, worked with United States Secret Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel, and arrested two suspects involved in installing cardskimming devices in banks Please see page 23

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Vet hunters are on the front line of ending Young homelessness for military veterans and families father shot, killed Sunday in Duarte

are,” said Leal, whose office is wherever the veterans are whether it be on the streets, by railroad tracks, under bridges or in broken down cars. “We take the word homeless away from veterans through action.” Actions that include visiting homeless veterans at

Two investigations are underway in Duarte and the adjoining Monrovia County area after a man was shot and killed early Sunday morning and another man was wounded later in the afternoon. Los Angeles County Sheriff has responded with additional patrol units to the city of Duarte and the adjoining County areas in response to the incidents. Temple station deputies initially responded to the first shooting in the 2000 block of Broderick and Felberg Avenues in the County area of Monrovia. Upon arrival, they discovered the victim, Malcom Mency, 18 of Duarte who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Los Angeles County Fire transported the victim to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. There was a report

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One of the only things colder than the temperature outside at midnight of late, is the stark reality that there are so many people with no place to call home. Many, the same brave men and women who served our country and fought for our rights, now find themselves homeless and hopeless. Who is fighting for

them? The Vet Hunters Project is a San Gabriel Valley based non-profit that was founded by Joe Leal, an Iraq combat veteran and tireless advocate for America’s homeless heroes. Together, with a dedicated and determined army of Vet Hunters, Leal is shedding light on a population

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LASD Temple Station deputies deliver gifts to area kids

Approximately 90 families received food baskets and 200 plus toys collected from Temple Station’s toy drive to help make the holidays a little brighter for those less fortunate in unincorporated Monrovia, San Gabriel, and Arcadia Monday afternoon, as well as the cities of Duarte, South El Monte, Temple City and Rosemead. Deputies Bill Harrington and Reserve Deputy David Chan handed out the gifts to the delighted kids and appreciative parents on Peck Road. The annual event brings not only good cheer to the neighborhoods but also fosters a strong relationship between community members and the department. More photos on page 23. -Photo by Terry Miller


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By Dorothy Denne As you read this column, Christmas will have barely passed and a new year is just around the corner. The older I get, the more bittersweet Christmas becomes. I receive cards from old friends; one who reports she has become wheelchair bound, two from children who inform that dear ones have passed on to wherever we go when our lives on earth are finished,

another from a high school buddy who is assisted-living bound. Aaah, the bitter. Then the sweet: the grandma who this year became a great-grandma, the proud grandpa and grandma who saw their pride and joy become a medical doctor, the exciting around-the-world trip of an early teaching colleague who we all knew was destined to be an "old maid". Then there were those middle-of-the-road who were like me when I wrote, "Not too much new. The sun sets, the sun rises, and we're glad when we can too." Then there was the article I read about a town in

England that annually reenacts the Nativity. This year, due to new safety regulations, Mary had to wear a helmet as she rode her donkey into Bethlehem. Now I don't mean to be sacrilegious nor to offend anyone, but that strikes me as funny. Then there was the young man whom I wished a happy and healthy New Year. He said, "Thanks and I want to be prosperous too." I replied, "Oh Honey, trust me, if you are healthy you ARE prosperous." I hope you will all give that some thought as we enter 2014. Happy New Year!

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Who's on first? The Asians have a wise expression "Always Know the Source of the Water". The Administration of the City of Sierra Madre keeps telling us that the source is our broken down four water wells and two tunnels that have run out of water, and not because they cannot function properly because of dis-repair. They also think it is wise financial planning to borrow the money to maintain the system and pay two or three times the original costs and use the needed monies for maintenance for ten to thirty years in the future. In Sierra Madre, this payment has reached the sum of $1M a year, which is being charged against the water income. They also say that the previous consultant, that they hired in 2010 (no cost mentioned) did not take into account that we were in a recession. It had nothing to do with the fact that the consultant told the City exactly what they wanted to hear. After all, why should they say something different, when the City is doing the paying. Now, the City is-going through the same exercise again so that they think they can prove that a rate hike is necessary.

Who's kidding who? To answer the original question, the source of the water is MONEY that comes from the taxpayer. They go on to tell us that they have pad $300,000 to install the government approved accounting system, and the financial statements have been audited and approved. There is absolutely, no co-mingling of funds and the City is making wise use of our monies. Is the City saying that there are separate bank accounts for each source of income? The real estate tax income is in one bank account, the impact fees in another, the development fees in another, the income from Police Dept. tickets in another, and so on and on. Where is the money? In a dozen bank accounts or is the cash in one place? What is the money being spent on? The City must think that the people have money to burn and do not have any personal expenses to pay with their hard-earned money. Can they appreciate that whenever anything costs more, the people will buy, less? The people are in "financial slavery" and the gov-

ernment is constantly bleeding us for more money. They seem to think we have a money tree in our yards or it is alright to tap our blood vessels for more and more of our blood. This sort of reminds us of a vampire. What does it take for the City to make more right decisions instead of foolish financial planning and spending? Everybody doesn't have a piggy bank or money under the mattress. It is tough enough to survive. Please lift the weight off our shoulders and quit adding to the peoples' financial woes. Let us not forget the Mayor's latest charge, a 1% fee on any new building in order for the city to buy art works to be hung in a nonexistent building, in a City with no art that was done by an established master. artist. Does anyone own a Rembrandt or Picasso for sale? But, worry not, if there is only loose cash, then ask the Mayor, she has a whole list of things to spend our money on. "Who's on first, what's on second, and I don't know who's in on third". Anyone know the source of that statement? Sierra Madre Watchman

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Holiday cheer for Hillsides children Ella and Josh Gardner, 10 and 6 respectively, could easily spend all their allowances on candy, toys, and treats. Instead the two students at Campbell Hall, an Episcopal day school in North Hollywood, saved 25 percent of their allowances all year long and used the money to buy holiday gifts for the children of Hillsides. They wound up with a total of $123, and spent it on a comforter and sheet set, Spiderman mega blocks, and a tennis racket and balls, among several other items. “The kids were tempted to spend it all on themselves,” said their mother, Valarie. “But they felt really good focusing on someone else.” The Gardners are just one of the families at Campbell Hall that participates in a yearly toy drive for Hillsides that is now in its 45th year. Each holiday season, the entire school, ages K – 12, donates gifts based on the wish lists of the Hillsides children. “The support we receive from Campbell Hall is amazing, not only during this time of year but all year-round,” said Laura Kelso, Hillsides director of community resources. “Students volunteer as tutors, the freshman class puts on a yearly service day, and the boys soccer and football teams put on training and sporting events for the children. Then, during the holidays, the school outdoes itself.” Campbell Hall isn’t the only school that gives to Hillsides over the holidays. On December 13, Maranatha High School in Pasadena invited all the children living at Hillsides to a holiday show of music, singing, and dancing. Afterwards the kids enjoyed hot chocolate and tree-decorating.

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Under the direction of La Salle High School’s Librarian, Delia Swanner, the December Café Bibliothèque, (student library social) in the Blakeslee Library, had students create Holiday cards for the young adults in Juvenile Hall. For the past 25 years, Just People has vis-

ited kids in Sylmar Juvenile Hall on Christmas Day and passed-out over 2,000 handmade Holiday cards. "We appreciated La Salle's contribution since the giving of your time and spirit by making these cards helps the teens in juvenile hall, some of whom never get visitors except from our group on Christmas Day,"

said a Just People spokesperson. La Salle, a participant since 2005, contributed 70 cards made by over 55 students in December. Just People is a non-profit group that tries to offer some hope and encouragement to some of the many boys and girls currently detained in our area’s juvenile detention centers.

Statewide prevailing wage enforcement aims to clean out janitors By Jim E. Winburn

Cleaning windows, frames and surface tops at the Rancho Learning Center in Arcadia, the owner of Baron Services demonstrated to this reporter a range of janitorial duties his union employees normally perform on a public works site. Why would Jeff Baron, a San Gabriel Valley subcontractor for final cleanup jobs on construction sites, want to show off his custodial skills to the local media? It’s because of the ongoing trouble he’s found himself with the state - the most recent incident having taken place last month when his crew was performing final cleanup for spaces at a San Bernardino County jail facility in the High Desert. Though he paid his employees union-approved wages on the Adelanto Jail Expansion Project, this janitorial subcontractor was kicked off the public works site for so-called prevailing wage violations. Six janitors employed by Baron Services had performed about nine months of scrubbing and polishing floors, cleaning windows and surfaces, and wiping down furniture and fixtures before labor compliance inspectors decided to give the final cleanup crew the boot. According to billing invoices provided to this reporter, Baron Services worked for the general contractor, Lydig Construction, as far back as April 2012. Its last paid invoice was for August 2013, with September through November invoices marked “Not Paid.” The cost to Jeff Baron, owner of Baron Services, is $65,000 in contract payments withheld from his small janitorial business, the loss of remaining work and pay for his janitorial crew at the site, while also being liable for the cost of a final cleanup replacement crew to the general contractor - and yes, at the Group 1 General Labor prevailing wage rate of $47 an hour per worker. “The central problem is that there is no classification that applies to and is written to apply to janitorial work under the labor code that the DIR (Department of Industrial Relations) and labor com-

Jeff Baron, owner of Baron Services, demonstrates a routine cleaning task his janitorial crew performs on a public works site, which he says should be separated from the rough construction cleanup classification that warrants a $47-an-hour prevailing wage rate in Los Angeles County. -Photo by Jim E. Winburn

pliance companies will accept on public works jobs,” Baron said. “They want to classify us under ‘rough clean up’ Group 1 General Labor, which is NOT the work that we perform.” Kevin McCarry, Lydig Construction Senior Project Manager for the Adelanto Jail Expansion Project confirmed in an October 2013 email to Baron that his janitorial business was only responsible for final cleaning and janitorial services, not Group 1 General Labor work such as “removing from building grounds or structures any debris resultant from any construction project including but not limited to: concrete, dirt, scrap lumber, plaster, drywall, any paint or adhesive products from windows, floors, ceramic tile and bathroom fixtures ... that all of this work was done before Baron Services came on site.” As a janitorial subcontractor performing final cleanup on a public works site, Baron Services prepares the near-ready fa-

cilities to be inspected and handed over to the occupant. This distinction has caused much heartache and harassment for janitorial subcontractors who are often nailed for not paying its workers the prevailing wages classified for Group 1 General Labor, which is rough construction cleanup performed by the Laborers Union - officially the Laborers International Union of North America. Rather than recognize final cleanup janitorial work as its own classification under the state’s labor code, the DIR has lumped final cleanup janitorial work under the classification of Group 1 General Labor - which creates an industry-wide trap that eliminates private competition to the benefit of the Laborers Union, while also creating more business for state Labor Compliance Programs, www.dir.ca.gov/ lcp.asp. However, it is taxpayPlease see page 5


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Sloppy performance mars tournament In a very sloppy performance from both teams, the Aztecs’ fourth quarter comeback fell short as the Mark Keppel High boys’ basketball team fell to St. Francis High, 47-45, on Saturday night in the La Canada Holiday Tournament at La Canada High. Trailing, 45-31, with 3:40 left in the game, Keppel went on a 14-2 run, cutting the deficit to two points with just three seconds left. However, that is as close as the Aztecs would get. Keppel shot poorly from the floor, hitting just 40 percent of its shots. However, the Aztecs were led by Adam Thompson’s 28 points and Bertram Mak’s 11 points. Thompson shot 6-for-10 from the floor and had three rebound and two assists, while Mak was 4-for6 with six rebounds and two steals. Thompson said sometimes these things happen.

By SHEL SEGAL “It was a close game,” he said. “We just didn’t make our shots. There are going to be off games here and there. Not everything’s going to be perfect. We just got to come ready to play and come ready to defend.” He added the Aztecs just didn’t do what it takes to win championship games. “Winning tough games like this doesn’t come from big things,” Thompson said. “It comes from little things, like defensive boxing out, getting loose balls, hitting shots. It’s just an overall performance we couldn’t put together to win the game.” He also said while he is glad his team made it to the tournament championship game, he wished the result was different. “It’s a little bit of an achievement,” Thompson said. “It’s disappointing not winning. We’ll do better next time.” Keppel coach Hung

Duong said his team just couldn’t make the ball go in the net. “To beat those types of teams you’ve got to make a lot of shots,” Duong said. “Unfortunately, tonight we couldn’t make shots. First half we had to earn every basket. Second half we made adjustments, but we just couldn’t make shots.” Duong said something his team also needs to improve on is picking up offensive rebounds. “We’re not getting the offensive boards,” he said. “The kids got to do a better job of getting the offensive boards. There wasn’t anyone hitting the boards. It was like a one-and-out for us. It’s habits. We got to get good habits and right now we don’t have the habits.” (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com. Follow him via Twitter @segallanded.)

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This case is appropriate because it involved Baron Services specifically.” The link, www.dir.ca.gov/ OPRL/1742decisions/090095-CPR.pdf, points to a copy of a DIR determination on a 2009 Antelope Valley Union High School District case against Baron Services ... but does not address the problem with classification. What Reed seems to be arguing here is that Baron is responsible for General Labor 1 prevailing wages simply because his services fall within the requirements of a public works contract (note the Findings on p. 8). Giving final cleanup crews their own classification on public works sites would also help members of the SEIU. Not only would it lock in a fair wage rate for workers, but it would offer more assurance toward remaining on the job site - meaning workers would not have to fear labor compliance inspectors. Baron described scenarios where the general contractor “is always looking to slide us in and slide us out,” even going so far as to cutting a back fence to sneak janitors onto the site - or hiding them in closets - just to avoid labor compliance checks. “That’s what the issue is; if they can just give us a clear classification, the general wouldn’t feel inspired to cut fences or hide us,” Baron said, referring specifically to how a general contractor never has the money to pay a janitorial subcontractor prevailing wages - but knows it must be enforced on the job site. Baron said his business was growing every year until he began running into problems with labor compliance companies about three years ago. “My business has gone down by more than two-thirds last year,” Baron said. “And now this year it’s gone down even more from that point. Every job that I seem to go on, they (labor compliance) seem to be following me. They’re not just trying to prevent me from getting work, they’re now trying to get my good employees to lose their jobs - to quit.” To find more information about public works projects, visit the state’s Department of Industrial Relations online at www. dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlsepublicworks.html.

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have the money to pay a contract of a prevailing wage job when it comes down to us,” Johnson said. “It’s not enough to pay any kind of contract at all, and you have to cut some kind of corners just to make it. It’s just totally impossible.” Darren Porter, who managed Diamond Construction Services from 1987 to 2004, found himself a casualty of the prevailing wage misclassification for janitorial work on public works sites. He now offers his support and insight to others in the janitorial industry to bring attention to this Group 1 Labor classification problem, which the Contractors State License Board calls D63 work. “D63 is picking up lumber, plaster, drywall, debris on a construction job site. It doesn’t say nothing about mopping, waxing, cleaning bathrooms, etc., which falls under janitorial work,” Porter said. “So you have the Laborers Union saying, Oh no, the janitorial work belongs to us, too. And the janitorial union says, Wait, this is janitorial work - this isn’t D63 work.” Porter said he has verified this point with the Contractors State License Board, who confirmed to him that janitorial crews who perform final cleanup on a public works site - do not require a license. Andrea Sisto, a senior investigator for the CSLB Classifications Deputy, also confirmed for Baron in a November 2013 email that “Janitorial work does not require a license” when asked if Baron Services needed a contractors license to perform janitorial work. This reporter asked James Reed, the administrator for Labor Compliance Providers, why final cleanup janitorial work on a public work construction site (which does not require a contractors license) is put into a General Labor 1 classification and not provided its own janitorial classification - AND why doesn’t the DIR resolve this classification issue so that the state recognizes the janitorial workers for their own craft? Reed responded in an email, writing, “I have attached a link to a determination by the State Department of Industrial Relations that answers all of the questions you have.

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ers that are on the hook for paying janitorial workers $47 an hour when contractors like Baron, as a signatory to Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1877, demonstrates a more sensible and fair market rate, paying his employees SEIU-approved wages from nearly $9 to $15 an hour. Baron said that SEIUapproved wage rates for janitorial final cleanup work depend on the region. Wages vary in Southern California: about $13.40 an hour in the Greater Los Angeles area; $11 in the outer Los Angeles areas, such as Glendale or Orange County; and $8.52 in San Bernardino County, such as Adelanto. “I pay my employees from $15 an hour for supervisor down to $8.52 (or minimum for the area they are working),” said Baron, who has worked in the final cleanup business for 25 years. “All prevailing wages are set by the unions they represent. Our wages should be set by the SEIU, not the Laborers Union.” According to the DIR’s prevailing wage determination for public works projects in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, listed at www. dir.ca.gov/OPRL/PWD/ Determinations/Southern/ SC-023-102-2.pdf, taxpayers are footing the bill for janitorial workers under the Group Labor 1 classification - which comes to $28.99 for the basic hourly rate and $47.18 for the total hourly rate for straighttime (8 hours). The rate is classified for Group 1, which includes “Laborer, General Cleanup” or even “Window Cleaner.” Baron said when he told the labor compliance company, Labor Compliance Providers, for the Adelanto site that the DIR added “janitorial” as its own prevailing wage classification in San Francisco and surrounding counties, they told him it was not relevant to San Bernardino County. “I provided this to them and they refused to accept it,” he said. Donnel Johnson, owner of Johnson Maintenance Janitorial Services in San Diego, said that janitorial subcontractors are often forced to bid on a job that is below the prevailing wage of General Labor 1. “This is the kicker: the contractor doesn’t even


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Opinion Citizen of the year nominations due in Sierra Madre:

We cast our ballot for Neil the Pig By Terry Miller

Not all animals are created equal…or are they? How often do you read that a person you may have never met, let alone seen in town become ‘citizen of the year?” Well, not to put a ‘hitch in their giddy-up,’ the fine folks at the Chamber of Commerce and other select committee members who decide such an honor on whom to bestow, often choose from community input. IE…your nominations: While we agree that most of these individuals selected as COY have served the community well in years past, this year we need some humor injected into a what can really only be classified as a truly difficult year. This year we humbly nominate Neil the Pig for Citizen of Year and July 4 Grand Marshal. It’s not so much as what Neil has done but what he represents to so many in Sierra Madre – a bright future without absurd bureaucracy dictating his domicile and other aspects of his life. For those of you who didn’t manage to read about Neil, we’ll re-cap the juicy details for you: Neil has lived in Sierra Madre for 17 years without a single citation, complaint or traffic infraction. In fact Neil doesn’t even drive. No, Neil is an upstanding citizen Sierra Madre of the porcine family. He has residence on Montecito thanks to the kindness of his family. Some likened it to Charlotte’s Web but a Sierra Madre porcine’s predicament went far and away beyond anything E.B.White could have written or imag-

ined. The whole episode actually started out as a simple request from resident Dr. Katherine Emerson about a rather noisy rooster in a neighbor’s yard that had been disturbing the peace for some time and waking people up at all hours apparently. According to Emerson, she had contacted the city several times and got no results two months ago when she complained about the rooster’s existence…which was in violation of city ordinance. Within 2 hours of that phone conversation, the Pasadena Humane Society was as Emerson’s door complete with a citation to have her pet pot-belly pig Neil, removed from the city of Sierra Madre limits due to a “code violation.” Emerson told Beacon Media, ” that would have killed Neil…a modern day Charlotte’s Web indeed…” Emerson said this wasn’t a mere coincidence. “The city had never before contacted me about Neil…or any code violation,” she said. Emerson also stated she feels city manager Elaine Aguilar is “not doing her job…” and believes the decision to target Neil was politically motivated due to upcoming elections. “Even the Mayor ( Nancy Walsh) was not on Neil’s side,” Emerson said. Ludicrous yes, but nonetheless the letter of the law…well, almost. News spread fast…very fast indeed thanks to a handful of Neil’s real friends and his “Facebook friends” who immediately launched a campaign that attracted the attention not only of lo-

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cal media but national news organizations and Facebook friends worldwide. This wasn’t just any old swine story… this was about justice for a long-time resident of the tiny foothill city. After considerable review of the code and fearing a public relations nightmare just in time for Halloween, Sierra Madre officials granted Neil a reprieve and allowed his to remain within city limits as he’s a pot-belly pig and not a “hog” as the ordinance dictates. Sierra Madre Chief of Police, Larry Giannone gave Emerson the good news personally nd also attended a special celebration in Memorial Park with 30

others who had supported Neil’s cause. Neil has been living in a front yard behind a white picket fence greeting kids for 17 years. He was adopted by Diane Emerson in 1996 from Pet’s Delight pet store in Monrovia. Her daughter Dr. Katherine Emerson inherited Neil after Diane passed away about six years ago. Neil was apparently in violation of municipal code 08.030, entitled simply “Hogs”. The code prohibits hogs from residing within the city limits. However Neil is actually a pot belly pig, not listed in the code, anywhere. Dr. Emerson said she was warned if Neil is

not removed from the city limits they will proceed with legal action to have him destroyed. A social media campaign began to save Neil on both Facebook and Twitter traveled like an epidemic of swine flu. Neil’s supporters garnered a huge following which led to the delightfully happy ending and Sierra Madre Police Chief Larry Giannone said that they will NOT pursue any action against Neil. He is free to stay in his home with the Chief’s full support. Pride , Integrity and Guts. Emerson said she was glad it’s all over for now but hasn’t ruled out a career in politics for Neil. Emerson

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Special Holiday Greetings Dear Readers this is my 18th holiday with you and it seems to keep expanding! New this year were the exciting programs coming from the Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center, located at Monrovia High School, with their “White Christmas” and the Arcadia new performing Arts center both a wonderful addition to this area. Arcadia has an interesting season already being promoted ending with the “Temptations” in June. I suggest that you call and get on their email list. Also note that the churches in the area are abundant with beautiful chorale groups over this blessed season. The clubs and parties are too many to list but here are a few: The Chamber always

has fun events. The Assistance League is another lovely event, this year it was held at the Altadena Country Club. Arcadia Elks Ladies Auxiliary were the winners again with their live decorated Christmas trees for auction at their “Christmas Tree Lane” party held at the Elks Lodge, Santa Anita Chapter. The Daughters of the American Revolution…DAR held a scrumptious holiday luncheon at Hillcrest in La Verne, hosted by Mary Anne Williams. Friends of the Arcadia Museum enjoyed an intimate holiday party in the board room of the museum. The Arcadia Historical Society held a board party however, the busiest spot for

Christmas parties is the Derby restaurant in Arcadia. To many of us this is a tradition long enjoyed. The decorations and lights are always a joy to behold. The Arcadia Women’s Club and the Board both held beautiful celebrations this year. Arcadia Altrusa International enjoyed a pre-Christmas brunch at the San Gabriel Country Club. The Arcadia Rotary had their Christmas lunch/meeting with Santa Claus and lots of grandchildren. Keep involved it keeps you young!!! Remember------Life does not have to be perfect, to be wonderful! Keep in touch and let me know about your parties. Floretta Lauber, Social Editor

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For everyone sitting in the audience of the Pasadena Showcase House 278th Instrumental Competition held at the Colburn School, it was an exhilarating experience to hear musical excerpts from composers such as Mozart, Haydn, and Stravinsky stunningly performed by twelve remarkably talented young finalists, ages 16-24, and competing for prizes totaling up to $30,000, This annual competition is open to young musicians who either live or attend school in Southern California. Over the course of 28 competitions, PSHA has awarded nearly $550,000 in prizes to promising music students at the Instrumental Competition. The prize monies for the competition are provided from proceeds of PSHA’s “Our“Our Fish Fish ComeCome fromfrom the Finest the Finest Schools” Schools” annual benefit, the Pasadena Showcase House of WE MESQUITE BROIL Design. To date, PSHA has WINNER WINNER donated over $19 million to ALL OUR FISH. youth music programs and BestBest Seafood Seafood Restaurant Restaurant to the Los Angeles PhilharPasadena Pasadena Independent Independent monic including a $1 million donation to Walt Disney Readers’ Readers’ Choice Choice AwardAward Concert Hall. Donna Gotch, PSHA WINNER WINNER mesquite grilled and served President, while listening to with Lobster Creme Sauce the young musicians perBestBest Seafood Seafood Restaurant Restaurant form, explained, “PSHA Pasadena Pasadena Weekly Weekly Readers’ Readers’ Poll Poll values the high level of talent 20 Straight 20 Straight YearsYears that competes in our annual Instrumental Competition. These young musicians work WEWE MESQUITE MESQUITE very hard and provide inspiration for all. Many of our BROIL BROIL ALL ALL OUR OUR previous completion winners go on to have very successful FISH. FISH. “Hook, “Hook, Line & Line Sinker.” & Sinker.” music careers.” The twelve winners, competing in strings, brass, and woodwinds, each received a share of the nearly Gorgeous Gorgeous Private Private Banquet Banquet Rooms Rooms For Your For Your Special Special Events! Events!$30,000 award. Before the winners were announced, 1978 1978 EastEast Colorado Colorado Blvd., Blvd., Pasadena Pasadena | (626) | (626) 793-FISH 793-FISH (3474) (3474) the finalists commented on how the prize money could help them with buying new instruments, repaying student

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Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts have the pleasure of presenting in its ongoing efforts to promote youth music education. This year’s competition again drew participants from music programs all over Southern California. The final round of competition held on November 16th, at The Colburn School, was as exciting as ever.” Head Judge, Jin-Shan Dai, Violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a strong believer in the transformative power of music, expressed his thoughts about the competition, “It’s interesting to compare the competition this year to the last one. Since I was one of the string judges last year, I am happy to say that the level of playing in the DVD round has risen this year, as many of the finalists last year applied again and showed considerable improvement, which is always encouraging to seer. We all enjoy hearing younger players; it is especially thrilling to know how many talents there are out there in southern California. It is also comforting to know this classical tradition is alive and well.” In addition to Dai, the judging panel included six other members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Andrew Bain, Principal Horn; Jacob Braun, Cello; Anne Marie Gabriele, Second Oboist; Burt Hara, Associate Principal Clarinet; Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet; Ben Ullery, Assistant Principal Viola. Piano accompanist for several of the finalists, Roberta Garten, commented that “PSHA” is so supportive of the students. The finalists all worked so hard to get to this point and they’ll all learn something, no matter what the outcome.”


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Family fun----Cultural calendars around the world There are many cultures around the world that measure time in different ways. Some measure by the moon, some measure by the sun, while some measure in other ways like the Mesoamerican Calendar Round. Families are invited to Celebrate Diversity! Hands-on

Saturday program on January 18, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and learn how many different cultures look at time. Admission is always free. The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage is located at 380 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, immediately behind the Community Cen-

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Santa Anita Depot: Lucky Baldwin's Connection to the East and West Dale Carter, docent at the Los Angeles County Arboretum’s Santa Anita Depot, will be the guest speaker at the next Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage Lunchtime Talk. Come learn about snippets of Arcadia history, people, places and events. These events are always fascinating and always free.

This program will be held at the Arcadia Recreation and Community Center on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at noon. Bring you lunch or the Recreation and Community Center’s Carefree Café (for adults 50 years and over) offers lunches for purchase on the day of the program on a first come,

mers and learn about the various monthly club activities. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend. Additionally, Newcomers is hosting a tour of a castle on January 29. Other SGV Newcomers club activities include a book club, Bunco, Bridge, Mah jongg, Pinochle,

Scrabble, golf , hiking, movie goers, wine tasting, travel, luncheons, tours and more. To learn more about the Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley club contact them via email at sgvnewcomers@yahoo. com , visit them online at http://www.sgvnewcomers. com or call (818)445-6922.

2014 Feug Shui forecast and guidelines seminar The Chinese Year of the Horse begins on January 31, 2014. Come to this seminar and learn how to align yourself with the new year energy. Discover the elements you can integrate into your home and office to build a year of good health, peace of mind, and success. Gain insight into how living spaces can affect you annually and how you can prepare your home to reap positive effects and neutral-

ize negative impacts 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 causes 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.arcada.ca.us. You can now also follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter. The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia.

Temple City December yard winners announced Themed, Ready for the Holidays, 14 Temple City homeowners transformed their yards into winter wonderlands in hopes of winning community recognition for best yard of the quarter. The competition is divided into three neighborhoods, with a judging panel selecting one winner per area based on pride-of-ownership, attention to detail and yard care. Winners will receive

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first served basis. The Arcadia Recreation and Community Center is located at 375 Campus Drive (corner of Holly and Huntington Drive). For more information, please call 626/5745440 or visit the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage’s website at http://museum.ci.arcadia.ca.us.

The newcomers and friends of San Gabriel Valley club invites new local residents to January events The Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley club invites new local residents in the San Gabriel Valley to join in their up-coming January events. The SGV Newcomers monthly “meet and greet” coffee will be held January 8 in Glendora. The coffee is a great way to meet the members of SGV Newcom-

Pasadena City College’s Honor Band is marching in its 85th Rose Parade

Area 3 10024 La Rosa Drive Applications for the next yard of the quarter contest, themed Spring is in the Air, are due April 4, 2014. For more information, or to download entry forms, visit www.templecity.us or you may also visit www.templecity.com for more information or call City Hall at (626) 285-2171.

“Our partnership with the Tournament of Roses dates back to the early years of the tradition,” said Pasadena City College President/Superintendent Mark Rocha. “The Rose Parade queen and members of her royal court come from within the PCC boundaries, and for many years were selected from among PCC students exclusively. The PCC Honor Band is seen by a national audience of 47 million, and, of course, the Rose Parade passes the length of our campus. Pasadena City College is an important part of where happy new years begin in America,” he said. This will also be the fourth consecutive year that Dr. Rocha will walk the entire parade route with the band.

Pasadena City College Foundation executive director Bobbi Abram said, “We’re so thrilled to watch our Honor Band march down Colorado Boulevard wearing their new uniforms. The uniforms are long overdue and we owe all our thanks to the Pasadena Community for making this happen.” Band director Kyle Luck puts each year’s band through a rigorous preparation in both music performance and marching. The band members will have marched for 25 miles and spent a hundred hours together in their rehearsals and New Year’s Day participation by the time they finish the January 1 parade. Luck molds the various marching styles into perfect unison and blends the individual musicians to play well as a band. To the million spectators along the route and the 47 million television viewers it will seem as if the band has been performing together all year long. Luck remembers challenges to the Honor Band through the years. Sometimes the band has followed equestrian units, requiring performers who are absorbed in playing their parts perfectly while marching in exact formation to navigate among the “parade mines” in the street to protect their pristine white uniform trousers. One year a wide float stalled in front of the Honor Band and the Tournament officials directed Luck to split his band and march, while playing, down both sides of the obstacle. To the band’s credit, the two separated columns stayed in perfect unison, sparking wild cheering from the incredulous spectators.

The PCC Honor Band is a fusion of the PCC Lancer Marching Band and the best of the best of high school marching band players from throughout Southern California. Over 500 high school music standouts applied for the honor this year, and 153 were accepted, representing 70 high schools. The total band size is 245. Leading this Rose Parade tradition is PCC band director Kyle Luck, who marched in the Honor Band as a PCC student in the 1980s, before earning an undergraduate degree from Cal State Northridge and a master’s degree in music from USC. Luck ultimately returned to PCC as a percussion instructor and has been the college’s band director for eight years.

Perhaps the biggest thrill of each year’s band members is marching through the “tunnel” on Sierra Madre Boulevard under the 210 Freeway, which acts as a huge echo chamber. Many spectators choose this place in the parade route for the “joyful noise” that results.

This year the PCC Honor Band will be wearing new uniforms, thanks to the generosity of the Pasadena City College Foundation and local citizens. The largest single donor for the 300 new uniforms was the Tournament of Roses Foundation. The uniforms are a traditional marching band design, but updated in style and cut from the older uniforms which served the band for the last 17 years.

For many years Roc McNaughton has arranged the music for the Honor Band’s New Year’s Day performance. This year the band will be playing the most technically challenging passages that any Honor Band has attempted. Band Director Kyle Luck calls the musicians’ mastery of the “incredibly difficult” music a tribute to the remarkable talent of this year’s Honor Band participants.


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Pictured here Daughters of the American Revolution Santa Anita Chapter at Christmas luncheon. Seated, left to right, Kathy Klinefelter, Betty Williams, Floretta Lauber, Anne Montgomery, Norma Finch and Jean Terberg. Standing, left to right, Ginny Blitz, Darlene Besocke, Alice Tangney, Julia Fendrick, Mary Ann Williams, Chris Sykes, Elaine Lawry, Ann Johnson, Brooke Bennet, Billie Tone, Barbara Jacoby, Shirley Thomas, Kathy Hatfield. Rear, Kristen Klinefelter (behind Chris Sykes) and Margie Totten (behind Elaine Lawry). -Courtesy Photo

DAR officials at luncheon

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Arcadia Senior Citizen commissioners enjoy the Seniors Christmas luncheon held at the Community Center, December 10th. Kathy Bernal, staff director did an amazing job. Approximately 200 seniors enjoyed a delicious luncheon and program by the Angel Choir from El Monte. L-R seated: Steve Sherman, Nancy Slice, Susan Page (standing), Marian Carter (staff member) and Kathy Bernal (emcee). -Courtesy Photo

Angel Chorus from El Monte

DAR officials L-R District Director Bev Noonan and State Organizing Secretary Cindy Allen at lovely holiday luncheon in La Verne. -Courtesy Photo

Santa Anita chapter DAR Regent, Mary Ann Williams hosted their annual Christmas luncheon at Hillcrest. -Courtesy Photo

Angel Chorus from El Monte entertained at the Senior Christmas Luncheon held in the Arcadia Community Center. -Courtesy Photo

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Images of A look back at local news A controversial and contentious election was held in San Gabriel during 2013 in which Chin Ho Liao proved ultimately victorious. Schools faced considerably more than cutbacks during 2013 – there were numerous incidents of threats against students and faculty are three area schools. Suspects were arrested in each case. Fires were less damaging than

in previous years, however our slice of California did have a few major incidents to cope with during 2013 like the Madison Fire in Monrovia. Meanwhile Vin Scully was selected to be Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rose parade. Finally, the Gold Line construction is progressing at Bullet Train speed in Arcadia and other area cities. -Photos by Terry Miller


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cold weather shelters, December through February, when the outside elements become particularly harsh. Such was the case last week when The Vet Hunters made several late night early morning trips to the cold weather shelter at St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora. On Wednesday December 18 alone, the Vet Hunters distributed $240.00 in bus passes, clothing, socks, hygiene kits, jackets and most importantly “love, respect and hope” to local homeless veterans. Leal’s efforts are so comprehensive they include not only advising veterans of their rights and service due to them but bringing the paperwork and helping them register with the Veterans Administration on site. Kevin D. George, an Azusa resident and partner in The George Group in South Pasadena, is also a Vet Hunter. “I left the other night elated that we were able to help reconnect so many Veterans with the services that they deserve and have earned by serving our country. But became dis-

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heartened that they went without for so long,” said George who devotes much of his time working alongside Leal and assisting the organization with the day to day issues that need to be addressed. “It’s heartbreaking.” “The ones that are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do,” added Leal. “If it is a homeless veteran issue, it is an American issue.

We will leave no veteran behind.” People are encouraged to help The Vet Hunters Project in any way they are able including tax-deductible financial donations as well as food, clothing and vehicles. 100% of the donations go to helping the homeless veterans. More information can be found at www.vethunters. org or on Facebook at The Vet Hunters Project.


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Grade I, $300,000 stakes will highlight the opening day festivities; the $300,000 Malibu and the $300,000 La Brea. Both races are to be run at seven furlongs, with the La Brea for 3-year-old fillies and the Malibu for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The Grade II, $200,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes, for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf, will also be offered. Special Early First Post Time: First post time on Opening Day is 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m.

Opening Day Wall Calendar Giveaway: All ontrack attendees will receive a beautiful Santa Anita wall calendar, free with paid General Admission. This year’s calendar theme is “Flying Silks,” as some of racing’s most prominent owners will be honored by having their stable colors displayed month by month. Friday, Dec. 27: Regular first post time is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28: Santa Anita will again honor the late Eddie Logan, the

track’s iconic “footman,” who manned his shoeshine stand from the track’s opening in 1934 until his passing in January, 2009, with the $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf. The Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes and the $75,000 added Kalookan Queen Stakes will help to comprise and outstanding day of racing. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013: The Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes, named in honor of the late

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San Gabriel Mountains. Free Seabiscuit Tram Tours: These popular tours take fans inside the Sport of Kings as they wind through Santa Anita’s storied stable area. Tours are offered weekend mornings and initiate at Clockers’ Corner at 7:30 a.m. Farriers Package: This includes Club House admission (complete with box seating and racing program), a signature Craft Brew from Farriers (featuring the Los Angeles Golden Road Brewing Co.), and an entrée from one of Santa Anita’s brand new Club House Mezzanine eateries. The

Farriers Package also includes a commemorative pint glass—yours for the taking!! Weekday packages are $40, weekends, $50. To purchase, please visit santaanita.com/ events. Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31: Santa Anita will be dark both of these days. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014: Live racing will resume at 12:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day—with beers, sodas and hot dogs offered for just one dollar. The $75,000 Blue Norther, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf, will be the New Year’s Day feature.

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‘What’s happening in the San Gabriel Valley’ Burbank December 28 – Zed Fest Horror Film Festival at Theatre Banshee (3435 W. Magnolia Blvd) from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Screening of cult classic “Silent Night Bloody Night” (1974). Free popcorn with your ticket. See www.zedfest.org. Cost: $15 December 29 – Vintage Clothing and Textile Show at Pickwick Gardens (1001 Riverside Drive) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring 65 exhibitors selling textiles and vintage clothing. Cost: $7.

Duarte December 28 – Rose Parade Float Decorating Day in two shifts: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11p.m. Find out more information at www.cityofhope.org/roseparafloat. To

reserve volunteering spot visit www.cityofhopeparadefloat.eventbrite.com

Los Angeles December 31 – Sergio Mendes and Sheila E. ring the New Year with two performances (7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.) at the Walt Disney Hall (111 S. Grand Ave). There will be a carnival-style cocktail party between shows. Tickets at www.laphil.com or (323) 850-2000.

Pasadena December 27 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 December 27 – Kwanzaa Celebration at La Pintoresca Branch (1355

North Raymond Ave.) at 11 a.m. Free. December 27 to 30 – Float Decorating and Viewing at the Rose Palace (835 S. Raymond Ave.) from noon to 5 p.m. Cost: $10. See www.tournamentofroses.com December 27 – Fenyes Mansion Holiday Tour and Tea at 12:15 p.m. Location: 470 W. Walnut St. Cost: $15-$32. Tour of the mansion followed by a five course afternoon tea ceremony at the Scarlet Tea Room. See www. pasadenahistory.org or call (626) 577-1660. January 1 – 125th Rose Parade along a 5 ½ mile route down Colorado Blvd. starts at 8 a.m. See www.tournamentofroses. com Following the Rose Parade the floats are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Blvds. in Pasadena for people to view them. Cost: $10.

LASD Search and Rescue search for missing bicyclists in Angeles National Forest The Altadena Search & Rescue team was activated Sunday, December 22, 2013, at approximately 7:00 P.M., regarding 4 male adults ages 28-38 who were several hours overdue from a bicycle ride from Mount Wilson in the Angeles National Forest to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Windsor Turnout in Pasadena. The riders went for a ride at approximately 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Family members located automobiles belonging to the riders at the Windsor turnout. At approximately 9:00 P.M. additional Search & Rescue members were requested

from the Montrose Search & Rescue team. One Sheriff’s Department helicopter and many Search & Rescue team members searched through the night until approximately 4:00 A.M Monday morning, without locating the missing men. Plans are being made to request additional Search & Rescue teams from throughout the county and use search aircraft at approximately 7:00 A.M. this morning. The 4 bicyclist are from Glendale, North Hollywood, Rialto, and Sunland. Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team personnel

are reserve sheriff’s deputies who volunteer their time to help others for $1 a year, and who partner with sheriff’s civilian volunteers who volunteer for free. There are over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who were activated for over 450 search and rescue missions last year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Reserve deputies and civilian volunteers are supervised by full-time sheriff’s deputies. http://lasdreserve.org/.

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was said to be affiliated with a gang was shot in the 2500 block of Huntington Dr. around 11:45 PM. The fire department paramedics pronounced

him dead at the scene. The victim’s name was not released. Anyone with information about any of these cases was urged to

call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also call (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or sending an email to lacrimestoppers.org. All tips can be made anonymously.

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Pasadena High boys’ soccer wipes out Lynwood Saturday Two second half goals broke a 1-1 tie and sent the Pasadena High boys’ soccer team to a 3-1 victory over visiting Lynwood High on Saturday in a nonleague game. Undefeated in nonleague action, Pasadena now gets ready for Pacific League games starting on Jan. 7 when the Bulldogs host Burbank High. Pasadena scored first 15 minutes in when Johnathan Hernandez scored on an indirect kick from about 25 yards out. However, Lynwood tied up the match at 26 minutes. Following a hand ball call on the Bulldogs, Bryan Melendez put in a successful penalty kick. The Bulldogs broke the tie at 59 minutes when Brendan Hildreth scored on a penalty kick after he was tripped. Pasadena sealed the win 11 minutes later Hernandez got the ball on a breakaway and put it past the Lynwood

By SHEL SEGAL goalkeeper. Pasadena starter Salvador Trejo was happy with the Bulldogs’ win. “We started off slow, but after a bit we got into the pace and we showed them what we got,” he said. Pasadena coach Cherif Zein said while his team was somewhat out of rhythm, he is happy to have gotten the win. “A little sloppy out there, there were finals, it’s a Saturday, it’s out-of-school time, it’s Christmas,” Zeins said. “A lot of kids are not here. One kid left and that destroyed our defensive line. But it was a good result. It’s a good team. It’s one of the best teams I’ve had.” Zein added he likes the way his team has been playing, so far. “They’re undefeated,” he said. “They’re 5-0-1. They’re on their way. League opens up soon. I think we should be able to handle it.”

Zein also said the Pacific League should have a different feel to it this year. “It’s very, very even this year,” he said. “There’s not really a great team. But there’s all good teams.” So, how does he like Pasadena’s chances in league this season? “The top three for sure, if we stay eligible with the grades,” Zein said. “The top three, we think.” But Zein emphasized his team has much room for improvement. “There wasn’t too much intensity,” he said. “They really weren’t focused today on playing. I thought they did some nice stuff in the middle. Just didn’t do too much on top. We need to control the ball in the attacking third of the other team, hold the ball a little bit and finish with a better shot.” (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com.

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Former Grand Marshal joins PETA in opposing Sea World’s ‘PR Ploy’ in 2014 Rose Parade entry Cloris Leachman was proud to be the 2008 grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses—but she’s less than thrilled about the Rose Parade’s decision to allow a SeaWorld float in this year’s parade. In a letter sent to the president of the Tournament of Roses Association recently on PETA’s behalf, the venerated comedian—who says she “hate[s] to rain on this parade, but …”—points to the hit documentary Blackfish, which exposed SeaWorld’s practice of tearing baby orcas away from their mothers and locking them in tiny concrete tanks, where they suffer physically and psychologically. “Many orcas at SeaWorld have been stuck in tanks that amount to glorified bathtubs for decades,” Leachman writes. “They have been deprived of everything that is natural and important to them and are forced to swim in endless circles, far from their families. It’s no wonder that orcas at SeaWorld have never lived long enough to die of old age (and as someone who has lived a long, eventful life, I can vouch for the fact that they’re missing out).” She concludes, “Please don’t let the company use the Rose Parade as a PR ploy.” Cloris Leachman’s letter to the president of the Tournament of Roses Association follows : December 19, 2013 R. Scott Jenkins, President Tournament of Roses Association Dear Mr. Jenkins: As the 2008 grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses, I

Cloris Leachman opposes TOR’s decision to include SeaWorld float. -Photo by Terry Miller

was thrilled to take part in an event that is older than I am. I hate to rain on this parade, but I was disappointed to learn from my friends at PETA that SeaWorld will have a float this year. Perhaps the Tournament of Roses Association has not seen Blackfish? The highly acclaimed documentary gives us a look beyond SeaWorld’s glossy ads at the painful lives of orcas who were captured and bred for the park. Many orcas at SeaWorld have been confined for decades to tanks that, to them, amount to nothing more than glorified bathtubs. They have been deprived

of everything that is natural and important to them and are forced to swim in endless circles, far away from their families. It’s no wonder that orcas at SeaWorld have never lived long enough to die of old age. (And as someone who has lived a long, eventful life, I can vouch for the fact that they’re missing out.) SeaWorld is trying to recover from an exposé that showed its true colors. Please don’t let the company use the Rose Parade as a PR ploy. Thank you. Sincerely, Cloris Leachman

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that the victim was walking home from his job at the Duarte Sonic when he was shot. Mency had recently become a father, just finished trade school and been hired at Sonic. At approximately 3:30 pm in the 2300 block of Bloomdale Ave. in Duarte, two male black suspects in a dark vehicle shot a male Hispanic while he was walking. The victim sustained one non life threatening shot in the

lower back. Authorities say there is no suspect information at this time. Anyone with information will remain anonymous and is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (323) 8905500 or (626) 285-7171. Residents are also encouraged to stay informed about important public safety news through a variety of mediums: the City of Duarte’s E-Mail

Alert System; enews, Nextdoor, or Twitter @ cityofduarte. To sign up for these, visit www. accessduarte.com or email or call Aida Torres at atorres@lasd.org or call the Duarte Public Safety office at (626) 357-7938. A fund has been established to help pay for Mency’s funeral expenses. Those who wish to donate may do so by visiting the fundraising page on the website giveforward.com.


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Banner Year for Sierra Madre?

Lifeline for Pets Cat of the Week: "Baby Tux" If you are looking for an absolutely endearing little companion, look no further than Baby Tux! At almost 6 months old, he is just a little cutie! Watch this little guy play, zoom around the room, snuggle into your arms, and purr his way right into your heart. You can see him in action on his video on our website, posted below. Baby Tux has been fostered with female kitten, Peekaboo, who was featured earlier this month. They are the best of pals, and although they can be adopted separately, they would be a very sweet pair to adopt together.

Sierra Madre Resident Earl Richey, a vocal opponent of city hall and the current administration, has started his campaign to get people to send in their protest votes by the deadline. The controversy in town has been primarily over water rates but Richie also advises us that UUTaxes and Sewer rate increases are in the cards if you don’t pay attention. –Photo by Terry Miller

Keep your finances in check this holiday season Have you ever entered the New Year financially strapped because you spent more than you intended to over the holidays? If so, you’re not alone. The good news is that there are steps you can take today to help avoid “paying the piper” when the credit card bills arrive in January. • Write down the names of everyone on your gift list. This includes family members, friends, business associates, household service providers and so on. It may be helpful to create your list after you’ve determined how much you’re comfortably willing to spend on gifts this year. This way, you can keep your list controlled to a certain number of people and be more critical of those gifts that may not be crucial. • Set a budget and stick to it. Assign an affordable dollar amount to each recipient category, for example your spouse, parents, nieces and nephews and children. If something they desire costs more than what you’ve budgeted, ask someone else to go in on the gift with you or give the recipient a gift certificate that they can apply toward the item they desire. • Discuss your approach to holiday spending with your spouse, significant other or partner. If your money personalities and approach to holiday gifts differs greatly, look for common ground and agree to compromise to enable you to stay on track financially. If you’re

worried your partner will spend too much from your shared account, talk about how overspending over the short-term on the holidays will affect your day-to-day finances and long-term goals. • Comparison shop for the best price. Thanks to the Internet and mobile device scanners, comparison shopping is quick and easy — and well worth your time. If you’re making an online purchase, take a moment to search for coupon codes for the site you’re purchasing from. Doing so can amount to some savings. Also, if free shipping isn’t available, see if there’s a free “ship to store” option to help stretch your holiday dollars. • Check out your local dollar store. You can often find high quality gift bags, bows, ribbon and tissue paper for cheap. If possible, go earlier in the season when the selection is at its best. • Control holiday party costs. Gifts aren’t the only expense during the holiday season. Parties are another, especially if you host one. To help reduce costs, send out electronic invitations and host the event with a friend to split the costs. It also helps to keep the menu simple – and ask others to bring something to share. If you’re serving alcohol, offer a signature drink instead of stocking a full bar or ask guests to bring a bottle of their favorite wine. • Keep your holiday receipts together. This makes it

easier for you to track your expenses and stay within your budget. It also makes it easy to locate a receipt if you find an item at a significantly lower price elsewhere and want to return or exchange your original purchase. Staying on track with your finances during the holidays is all about being realistic about what you can afford. It may be tempting to overspend, but it’s important to think about the impact that doing so may have on your overall financial situation. Consider working with a financial advisor who can help you save money during the holiday season and throughout the year so you can work towards your shortand long-term financial goals. Jean D. Koehler is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Arcadia, Ca. She specializes in feebased financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 12 years. To contact her, call 626-254-0455, 55 E. Huntington Drive, #340, Arcadia, CA 91006 or http:// www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ jean.d.koehler. Ameriprise Financial and its representatives do not provide tax or legal advice. Consult with your tax advisor or attorney regarding specific tax issues. Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2013 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File # 771388

Call 626-676-9505. Lifeline For Pets is a no-kill rescue organization operated solely by caring volunteers. Call Shazi at 626-6769505 for an adoption application, more information, or to meet one of our cats. To see us in person at our weekend adoptions in the Pasadena area, check our website for locations & schedules. Lifeline For Pets website: www.lifelineforpets.org Click on "Cat Pad" & scroll down to find this cat. Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifelineforpets.

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Sierra Madre woman robbed by 2 men wearing hoodies Monday night A female resident of Sierra Madre resident was walking home in the 200 block of W. Grandview Ave when two male suspects robbed her Monday evening. The victim was walking while talking on her cell phone, when two African American males in their twenties, wearing

hoodie sweatshirts allegedly attacked her at 11:30 P.M. A struggle took place and the two suspects pushed the victim against a nearby wall and stole the victim’s purse. The two men were last seen running westbound on Grandview to an awaiting vehicle which was driven

by a third suspect. The suspect vehicle is described as a small, dark colored sedan with possibly tinted windows with a headlight out. Anyone that may have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area or witnessed this crime are urged to contact the Sierra Madre Police Department at 355 -1414.

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Median home prices jump 23% in October The median price for sold existing single family homes in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area has jumped a whopping nearly 23 percent in October of this year over the same time a year ago, according to a report released by the California Association of Realtors. However, sales of existing single family homes dropped nearly 9 percent over those two time periods, the report said. The median price for sold existing single family homes in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area in October 2013 was $391,450 – up 0.2 percent from a month earlier – and up from $318,660 in October 2012, the report said. Statewide, the median price for sold existing single family homes in October 2013 was $427,290, an increase of approximately 25 percent from $340,910 in October a year earlier, the report said. In fact, the median price for sold existing single family homes dropped

By SHEL SEGAL 0.3 percent over September 2013, the report said. And sales dropped 11.1 percent over October 2012. Ray Wells, a real estate agent for Teles Properties in Pasadena, said supply and demand are really driving what’s going on currently in the San Gabriel Valley real estate market. “We’re looking to see 2014 be very strong,” Wells said. “One of the key components is the fact that we have such little inventory. We’re seeing the demand just outpace the supply. I’m hopeful and I keep hearing that we’re going to see more inventory come on the market. I think some of the people who have been holding off are looking at putting their places on and taking advantage of it.” While foreign investors have definitely played a factor for several years in the local market, Wells said that might be starting to change a bit. “It’s definitely been

doing it, but I understand in China they are starting to put a little crimp on the outflow of money,” he said. “We’re hearing there might be a bit of a slowdown in that way.” The segment of the market that might be shut out here, Wells said, is first-time home buyers. “They’re the ones who are having the biggest challenge,” he said. “My advice on that is you just got to get in the market. Just get in somewhere, even if it’s going in on a property.” Overall, there will be growth in 2014, Wells said, just not as much as in 2013. “I actually think it will not be double digit,” Well said. “I think it will not be far off it. I think it will be slowing down a little bit. I think things are trying to be a little more reasonable.” (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@beaconmedianews.com). Follow him via Twitter @segallanded.)

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Smart moves for retirement relocation Retirement opens the door for many retirees to consider a change in residence. Here are answers to questions about the financial implications of relocation at this stage in life. Q: When I retire, I’d like to spend the winter in a warmer climate. Should I purchase a second home in my favorite destination? A: The decision to buy a second home in another state may depend on how well your budget can endure the costs. Can you afford to take part of your nest egg to buy another home or allocate monthly income to new mortgage payments? Will you be left with sufficient funds to manage unpredictable retirement expenses, such as future medical care? And are you prepared to hire a property management company to maintain your property when you’re away? You also need to think about travel, upkeep, homeowner’s insurance and taxes as you tally up projected expenses of owning a second home. It’s also important to recognize that real estate may not be the best investment for your situation. As the recent recession clearly demonstrated, there’s no guarantee that a property purchased today will retain its value when you want to sell. Additionally, many warm weather states were hit hard by the real estate crash and remain vulnerable. As an alternative to buying a second home, consider renting a vacation property in the desired area. This option poses less financial risk, and ultimately offers more flexibility, including the freedom to visit other locations to get your warm weather fix. Q: My spouse and I are debating whether to stay in

our current home or move to a smaller residence once we retire. What are the pros and cons of downsizing? A: Trading in the family home for something smaller can be a good financial decision for some people. Generally speaking, a smaller home is easier to maintain. That means less work and expense for the occupants. Assuming your new home is less expensive, you can put the difference toward retirement savings or remodeling projects in your new home. Downsizing also provides the option to choose a home with fewer levels or other features that may be more suitable as you age. And, with less room to fill, you won’t be as tempted to make unnecessary purchases. Moving also gives families the opportunity to look at all of your possessions, pass on some heirlooms to loved ones and “let go” of nonessentials. Clearing away the clutter is not only personally freeing, it can reduce the burden on those who will ultimately be responsible for dividing your estate at some point. Q: I’ve heard of retirees moving abroad to stretch their retirement dollars. Is this a good idea? A: It’s true that some Americans are moving abroad in retirement. If you’re eager to experience a different country and culture firsthand and have the resources to make such a move, foreign relocation might be a dream come true. Popular relocation spots in Europe, Central America and South America can provide a warmer climate, more relaxed lifestyle and may be more affordable. On the other hand, living in a foreign land can

have drawbacks. Medicare dollars will not follow you overseas. If you’re wary of healthcare services in your new country of residence or can’t afford to purchase care abroad, you’ll have to travel to the U.S. to use these benefits. Trips home will be subject to fluctuating airfares and may become more difficult to manage as you age. In addition, social security dollars generally can't go to foreign banks, and Americans retired abroad will likely still need to file a U.S. tax return. Furthermore, foreign currencies can be unpredictable. Should conversion rates change abruptly, the buying power of your American dollars may fall quickly. If you’re serious about foreign relocation, consider a trial run to see how it goes. After the experience, you’ll be more likely to make the right decision for you and your family. Regardless of where you end up living in retirement, it’s important to consider the implications that relocating may have on your financial goals in retirement. Consider meeting with a financial advisor to discuss this topic. Jean D. Koehler is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Arcadia, Ca. She specializes in feebased financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 12 years. To contact her, call 626-254-0455, 55 E. Huntington Drive, #340, Arcadia, CA 91006 or http:// www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ jean.d.koehler. Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2013 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File #771483

Sierra Madre 'Citizen of the Year' nominations sought The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year. To be eligible, a person must be a resident of Sierra Madre. The accomplishment(s) or project(s) for which they are being nominated must have been of benefit to the community of Sierra Madre and its citizens during 2013. They must

have served without remuneration on the project for which they are being nominated, and members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are not eligible. If you would like to nominate someone, nomination forms are available at http://www.sierramadrechamber.com/#!coty/ c20ha You can also pick up nomination forms at the

Chamber office. Completed forms should be mailed to Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, 19 Suffolk Ave, Unit A, Sierra Madre, 91024 by Jan. 6th. The winner will be selected by members of the Chamber Board of Directors, and will be honored at the annual Citizen of the Year/ Board of Directors Installation Dinner to be held in January 31, 2013.


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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

Sunday, December 1: Around 8:55 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration in the area of Lower Azusa Road and Peck Road. An investigation revealed the driver was in possession of numerous fraudulent social security cards. The 24-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 5:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a theft report. The victim explained he was standing at the bus stop located at Huntington Drive and Centennial Way when an unknown Hispanic male ran by him and grabbed his handbag. The victim attempted to run after the suspect, but was unable to catch him. The total loss included the victim’s identification cards, credit cards, and $2,500 cash. Monday, December 2: Shortly after 1:00 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a driver for making tire “burnouts” in the area of Clark Street and Peck Road. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his person. An investigation revealed the 47-year-old Hispanic male was under the influence with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 8:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of East Haven Avenue regarding a burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a rear door, ransacked the location, and fled undetected with purses and jewelry. No evidence or witnesses were located. Tuesday, December 3: Just after 9:34 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive. The officer discovered the driver had a suspended license. The 49-yearold Hispanic male was cited, released in the field without incident, and his vehicle was left legally parked. Around 5:23 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of North Santa Anita Avenue regarding a domestic violence report. An investigation revealed a male subject hit his girlfriend in the

head after an argument and fled the location. Arcadia Fire responded to the scene and transported the female subject to Arcadia Methodist Hospital with neck pain. Both subjects were determined to be transients. Wednesday, December 4: Just before 4:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 West Huntington Drive, regarding a battery report. The juvenile victim explained he was kicked in the legs and head by another student while inside the locker room at Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive. The victim was being treated for an abrasion to his ear and was released from the hospital a short time after. The suspect is described as a 16-year-old Asian male. Further investigation is being conducted by the Juveniles Crimes Detective. Around 11:23 p.m., an officer was patrolling Motel 6, 225 Colorado Place, when he discovered a motorcycle reported stolen out of the City of San Bernardino. The officer made contact with a male subject inside a hotel room who was in possession of a motorcycle helmet and jacket. The subject explained the property belonged to an unknown friend who was nowhere in the area. The 31-year-old Black male was arrested for suspicion of vehicle theft and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Thursday, December 5: Just after 10:50 a.m., an officer made consensual contact with a known parolee in the Albertson’s parking lot, 298 East Live Oak Avenue. The officer discovered the 45-year-old Hispanic male was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, which was in violation of his parole. He was arrested, transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and placed on a parole hold. At about 7:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 000 block of East Floral Avenue regarding a residential burglary in progress. Officers conducted an area check, but no suspects were located. A search of the house revealed the suspect(s) forced entry through the front door and stole a wallet, cash, jewelry, and a safety deposit box. A fresh cigarette butt located in the street near the residence was collected as potential evidence. No one reported seeing or hearing anything

suspicious. Friday, December 6: At about 4:06 p.m., an officer responded to JC Penney at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft report. A 31-year-old Hispanic female subject concealed $353 worth of merchandise inside a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 8:57 p.m., an officer was dispatched to American Legion Arcadia Post 247, 615 East Live Oak Avenue, in regards to a disturbance. The officer discovered a 27-year-old Hispanic male subject was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

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No-Bail Felony Warrant – Suspect Arrested November 21 at 12:38 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of South Magnolia called police and reported a male subject in their alley who they knew had a warrant for his arrest. Officers arrived, detained the subject, and a computer check revealed the subject did have an outstanding, no-bail felony warrant for his arrest for a past drug offense that he failed to answer to in court. He was arrested and taken into custody. Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested November 22 at 12:55 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle for committing several traffic violations. When officers contacted the female driver, they noticed that she exhibited signs of intoxication. Through investigation, she was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested. Violation of Domestic Violence Protective Order / Felony Vandalism – Suspect Arrested November 22 at 9:41 p.m., officers responded to Almond and Shamrock regarding an altercation between a male and a female subject. When officers arrived, it was determined the subjects involved were boyfriend and girlfriend. The female subject was trying to get the male subject out of her vehicle. He was refusing to get out and began kicking the doors and windows from inside the vehicle, vandaliz-

ing the car. The female has a Domestic Violence Protective Order against the male. The male subject was arrested for felony vandalism and for violating the Domestic Violence Protective Order. Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested November 23 at 9:40 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Duarte Road and California when he saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed heading east on Duarte through the posted 25 miles per hour Metrolink construction zone. He saw the vehicle swerve off the road, passing vehicles on the right, and then it turned south on Shamrock. The vehicle was stopped and the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol. He conducted field sobriety tests and determined the driver was driving under the influence. A computer check revealed the driver's license was currently suspended for DUI. The driver was arrested. Strong Arm Robbery – One Suspect Arrested November 23 at 6:02 p.m., a male victim called police and reported he had just been robbed in the 400 block of East Duarte Road.

The victim was walking to work on Duarte Road with his headphones on when two male subjects passed by him. After they passed, the two subjects ran back up behind the victim and grabbed him. They pushed him into a parking lot, where one suspect held him, while the other suspect took his cell phone and wallet from his pockets. The suspect took cash from the wallet, threw it on the ground, and then both suspects ran west on Duarte Road. A description of the suspects was broadcast, and an officer in the area detained two subjects at California and Duarte that matched the description. The victim was able to positively identify one of the suspects and he was arrested. Driving Under the Influence / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested November 23 at 11:18 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Live Oak, just west of Myrtle. Through investigation, the male driver was determined to be under the influence of drugs and was arrested. A vehicle search

revealed several syringes and a baggie containing a powdery white substance, later determined to be methamphetamine. He was arrested for the above listed charges.

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December 18 Overnight, an unknown suspect entered a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 200 block of west Highland Avenue and removed property. The owner stated she had not locked her vehicle and property was left in plain view on the front seat. December 19 At 2:30 pm, a resident in the 400 block of North Mountain Trail Avenue observed a man approach his front porch and take a package that had been recently delivered by the postal carrier. The suspect ran north on Mountain Trail then turned east on Mira Monte Avenue and out of sight. The suspect was described as male Hispanic, 18-24 years old, wearing a dark colored hoodie. No witnesses were located and no similar crimes were reported in that area on this date.

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

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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com Monrovia City Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MONROVIA CITY COUNCIL 415 South Ivy Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 This Notice is to inform you of a public hearing to determine whether or not the following request should be granted under Title 16 and/or 17 of the Monrovia Municipal Code: APPLICATION: Appeal Minor Exception PMT2013-00982 REQUEST: Appeal the decision of the Planning Commission upholding the decision of the Development Review Committee denying a Minor Exception request to retain an unenclosed parking space without proper screening in the front yard setback of a singlefamily residence. This property is located in the RF (Residential Foothill) Zone. ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Categorical Exemption (Class 1) APPELLANT: Dean R. Low PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1031 Briarcliff Road

meeting. The Staff Report pertaining to this item will be available on Thursday, January 2, 2014 after 4:00 p.m. at Monrovia City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California, Community Development Department and on the City’s website at www.cityofmonrovia.org/planning. The purpose of this public hearing is to afford the public an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed Ordinance. If you challenge the Ordinance in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. If you need additional information on this matter or have questions, please contact the Planning Division at (626) 932-5565 or e-mail at ddelmatoff@ci.monrovia.ca.us. Este aviso es para informarle sobre una junta pública acerca de la propiedad indicada mas arriba. Si necesita información adicional en español, favor de ponerse en contacto del Departamento de Planificación al número (626) 932-5587. Craig Jimenez Planning Division Manager, AICP Published: December 26, 2013 MONROVIA WEEKLY

DATE AND HOUR OF HEARING: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Temple City Notices

PLACE OF HEARING: Monrovia City Hall, Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California

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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Temple City will hold a Public Hearing on January 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 5938 Kauffman Avenue, Temple City, CA, to consider the adoption of an amendment to the General Plan, the 2014-2021 Housing Element Update.

If you challenge this application in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Division at, or prior to, the public hearing. This application will not alter the zoning status of your property. For further information regarding this application, please contact the Planning Division at (626) 932-5565. Staff Report pertaining to this item will be available on Thursday, January 2, 2014 after 4 p.m. at: Monrovia City Hall 415 South Ivy Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 Este aviso es para informarle sobre una junta pública acerca de la propiedad indicada mas arriba. Si necesita información adicional en español, favor de ponerse en contacto con el Departamento de Planificación al número (626) 932-5587. Craig Jimenez, AICP Planning Division Manager Published: December 26, 2013 MONROVIA WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MONROVIA CITY COUNCIL 415 SOUTH IVY AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 91016 ORDINANCE NO. 2014-01 A public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Monrovia at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the City Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California to consider Ordinance No. 2014-01, amending Title 17 (Zoning), establishing definitions, approval requirements and development standards and transitional and supportive housing in compliance with Senate Bill SB 2. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the City’s local CEQA Guidelines, City Staff determined that there is no possible significant effect directly related to the adoption of Ordinance No. 2014-01, therefore no further action is required under CEQA. Planning Commission Action: The Planning Commission recommended approval of Ordinance 2014-01 at their December 11, 2013

The Housing Element is required by state law, among other provisions, to provide an assessment of the City’s housing needs in light of Temple City’s share of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA); an inventory of sites to meet the housing needs and an analysis of constraints that impede public and private sector efforts to meet the housing needs; a statement of the City’s goals, quantifies objectives and policies relative to the construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of housing in the community; and an implementation program that sets forth a schedule of actions to achieve the goals and objectives of the housing element. On December 10, 2013, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the draft Housing Element and unanimously recommended the City Council approve the draft Housing Element and associated Initial Study and Negative Declaration. The City has received a letter of compliance from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) regarding the draft Housing Element. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, the environmental impacts of the project have been assessed in a negative declaration prepared for the project. Any persons interested are invited to attend and present testimony relating to the above item. If, at a later date you wish to challenge the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to the Public Hearing. If approved, the City Council will have a second reading to adopt the 2014-2021 Housing Element on January 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 5938 Kauffman Avenue, Temple City, CA. For further information regarding this matter and the upcoming Public Hearing, please contact the Community Development Department at (626) 285-2171. Peggy Kuo City Clerk Published: December 26, 2013 TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE

CITY OF TEMPLE CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Temple City will hold a Public Hearing on January 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 5938 Kauffman Avenue, Temple City, CA, to approve File No. 130000091, a request for a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Tentative Tract Map, Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan Review and a Development Agreement to build a 74-unit single-family attached and detached residential project with associated on-site recreational amenities. The project requires the approval of five different planning applica-

tions: Site Plan Review, Tentative Tract Map, Conditional Use Permit, General Plan Amendment, and Zone Change. The project is a subdivision which creates 74 single-family lots with common ownership of streets and recreational areas. The project includes a zone change from M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing) to R-2 (Light Multi-Family Residential), and a Zoning Ordinance to create an Infill Community (IC) Overlay District. On December 10, 2013, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the project and recommended the City Council approve the project and associated Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, the environmental impacts of the project have been assessed in a mitigated negative declaration prepared for the project. The City has determined that the proposed project with mitigation measures would not have a significant effect on the environment. Any persons interested are invited to attend and present testimony relating to the above item. If, at a later date you wish to challenge the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to the Public Hearing. For further information regarding this matter and the upcoming Public Hearing, please contact the Community Development Department at (626) 285-2171. Peggy Kuo City Clerk Published: December 26, 2013 TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE

Probate Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Maria Rita Munoz aka Maria R. Munoz Case No. BP147885 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Maria Rita Munoz, Maria R. Munoz A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Edgard Munoz in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Edgard Munoz 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 January 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 110 North Grand Ave., 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 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: David E. Esall Edsall Law, APC 751 Daily Drive, Suite 325 Camarillo, CA 93010 (805) 484-9002 Published: December 23, 26, & 30, 2013 Arcadia Weekly

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 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 PLCQuinton R. Swanson 910 N State St, Ste. D Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 658-3668 Published: Dec 19, 23, 26, 2013 Temple City Tribune


BeaconMediaNews.com 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 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 PLCQuinton 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 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,

december 26, 2013 - january 1, 2014 | 21 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 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

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 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


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 COM-

PANY 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0102981 Doc ID #0001882677602005N Title Order No. 11-0083372 Investor/Insurer No. 018826760 APN No. 8510-008-013 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/04/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TERRY F DE RIDDER AND CARRIE ERIN DE RIDDER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/04/2008 and recorded 2/8/2008, as Instrument No. 20080236318, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2014 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2333 ROCHELLE AVE, MONROVIA, CA, 910164937. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $590,011.35. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0102981. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 12/31/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4434149 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014, 01/09/2014 MONROVIA WEEKLY

Trustee Sale No. : 20080134006688 Title Order No.: 1158007 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/05/2005. 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. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3100695 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RAFFI SADEJYAN, 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: 01/15/2014 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: 8240 EAST SHEFFIELD RD, SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA 91775 APN#: 5375-024-045 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 $1,447,143.73. 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 20080134006688. 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: 12/18/2013 NPP0224819 To: SAN GABRIEL SUN 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014, 01/09/2014 SAN GABRIEL SUN Trustee Sale No. : 20120168301439 Title Order No.: 02-13035960 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/14/2007. 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 01/03/2008 as Instrument No. 20080011625 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ZHAO

SHENG CHEN AND PU ZHU CHEN, 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: 01/15/2014 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: 3125 LEXINGTON AVE, EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA 91731 APN#: 8580-023-005 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 $432,777.51. 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 20120168301439. 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: 12/17/2013 NPP0224774 To: EL MONTE EXAMINER 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014, 01/09/2014 EL MONTE EXAMINER Trustee Sale No. : 20130187404532 Title Order No.: 1508097 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/23/2012. 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 01/02/2013 as Instrument No. 20130002804 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ARTURO A. RODRIGUEZ, 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: 01/15/2014 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: 6103 N HANLIN AVE, AZUSA, CALI-

FORNIA 91702 APN#: 8628-019-022 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 $271,899.70. 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 20130187404532. 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 957629334 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: 12/17/2013 NPP0224755 To: AZUSA BEACON 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014, 01/09/2014 AZUSA BEACON NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 130175676 TS No.: 2068-008626-F00 (THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY) NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 11, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY RE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 23, 2014, Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). 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 with interest and late charges 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 undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: Yeung Cheung and Michael Wei, wife and husband Recorded on April 15, 2005, as Instrument No. 05 0873166, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: January 23, 2014 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: at the Vineyard Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650

The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5319 Marshburn Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006-0000 APN# 8572-025-016 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 this Notice of Sale is $290,830.67. 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. 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 the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 714730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www. lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2068-008626-F00. 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 19, 2013 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92614 949265-9940 Edward Foster FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 280-2832 or visit WWW.AUCTION.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4434622 12/26/2013, 01/02/2014, 01/09/2014 ARCADIA WEEKLY

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in affluent areas located in the southern part of the San Fernando Valley. The investigation began in September, 2012, when detectives working in a joint investigation with two banking entities became alerted to skimming devices being installed at banks in Sherman Oaks and Encino. Working off leads provided by bank investors, taskforce investigators developed information which led to both suspects being arrested. Their vehicle was stopped Sunday morning, December 15,

2013, by undercover law enforcement officers, on the Ventura Boulevard on-ramp to the Interstate 405 Freeway, in Encino. Both suspects were booked at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. Search warrants were served at both suspects’ homes later the same day. Evidence indicating the suspects were involved in the criminal act of installing skimming devices on ATMs was recovered. Multiple felony counts of Identity Theft were filed against the two men, Georgi Nikolov, 32, of North

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Character mid-30’s Revival with classic throughout, turreted immaculate condo Spanish in Monrovia. Totally refurbished doorway & entry courtyard. bedrooms, 2 baths, interior detailed new appliances in kitchen, This two Three bedroom two bath, with attached garage with period arched doorways & coved ceilings. Spacious living room with period has a Complex pool, Clubhouse, spa, and Jacuzzi. fireplace is opens to a large formal dining room. Three generous bedrooms , one currently used as a den with knotty pine paneling & 1/2 bath. Full bath with separate tub & shower detailed with black & white deco tiling. Central air through-out.

Cozy cottage features 1 bedroom, 3/4 bath This home hastype beenhome beautifully maintained and restored. and kitchen with dishwasher, reTherebright is an updated kitchen withgranite granitecounter counter tops, tops, stainless steelstove, appliancfrigerator and microwave. Attached shed houses the washer es and cherry wood cabinets. The view out the front window andand frontdryer. patio Home located on a beautiful lined street2 bedrooms, in Northeast Pasadena. includesis the mountains, tree tops tree and city lights. 2 baths, 1,460 Conveniently located minutes from Cal Tech,pictures Pasadena City College, sq. ft. See www.833CanyonCrest.com for more and information. Downtown LA and shopping. This is a great condo alternative.

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Lovely two storyhome home,has withbeen 4 bedrooms, and 4 baths. Fireplace This exquisite stylishly remodeled with in den, home is in great condition withismany a contemporary flair and truly amenities. in turnkey condition. This 1,608 sq. ft. home is placed on a 10,381 sq. ft. lot and has 3 bedroom and 2 baths. There is a family room, 2-car attached garage.

Bellflower condo locatedHome on themaintains second floor. This is a greatstyle. starter Sierra Madre Spanish its classical condo. Easy to freeways, restaurants, andintercom, shopping. Boasting openaccess floor plan, wood floors, central AC, security system & ready for hookup fire sprinklers & solar panels. Extraordinary master retreat w/ Jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed shower, dual sinks, bar area, large closets w/ mirrored doors & fireplace. Kitchen w/ plenty of counter/cabinet storage, island & pantry. Living/Dining room flows through the kitchen to a family room w/ fireplace. Detached two car garage at the end of a long driveway. Glendora (PAL) $129,000

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$848,000

$299,888 $585,000

Gorgeous lake view home, in prestigious 24on hour gated Canyon Located a short distance to the Rose Bowl & a quiet cul-de-sac, Crest bedrooms,There 4.5 baths. Master with sitting area and this LindaCommunity. Vista home (with4elevator). are 27,883 sf ofbedroom lush grounds, a black-bottom double fireslide place. LargeThe tubgenerous and dualsized sinksliving in master Largeopens walk intocloset. pool, withsided hillside & spa. roombathroom. offers a fireplace a rear Lake view balcony. New carpet and paint. Office upstairs with built in cabinets and patio & has a view of the yard & pool. Fireplace, entertainment center, wet bar & opens towork the space.yard Entertain with built in barbecue, pool andaspa. Canyon Crest offers private2 patio, & pool.outdoors Kitchen offers a Sub-Zero refrig/freezer, pantry. The master suite offers rec room, full gym, sauna, tennis courts, Jacuzzi and acan wonderful banquet hall. walk-in closets & is adjacent the gym. Thepools, oversized garage park 4 cars. Mission viejo(MIR) (Bir) $735,000-$705,000 Pasadena $2,690,000

Situatedin onNorth one of Toluca Lake’s sought after streets. Situated Sierra Madre, thismost home offers valley and mountain views. 2304 sq. ft.renovated home with 14,401 sq.excellent ft. lot. floor 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Gated and exquisitely inside and out, plan of first level boasts a new family/media room,chef’ huge laundry room,cabinetry updated kitchen with Quartz large eat in gourmet s kitchen, custom with 6 burner DCS Rangecounters. and grill,2 All bathrooms updated. 2 car garage. Dacor ovens.Dual paned windows, large living room with FP,fam room with FP and wet bar, gracious formal DR overlooking the front gardens, speakers throughout downstairs, guest bath, powder room, office with 2 built in desks. Newly redone saltwater pool and spa. Toluca Lake (KLI) $3,150,000 Sierra Madre (vAL) $873,000 oPeN HoUSe SUN. 2-4PM 443 ALAMedA ST.

Not just a house, it is a HoMe. Remodeledin English Cottage features Wow this beautiful this quaint cityand of breathtaking gardens andfamily updatedhome kitchenlocated with tile floors, granite counter Sierra Madre. This home3offers large living room1603 with 2sq.fireplaces, wood floorstainless steel appliances. bedrooms, 2 baths, ft. ing, French doors. In the large dining room there are built in cabinets. This home is perfect for raising a family it has 3 bedrooms and 1 3/4 bathrooms. Upstairs can be used as a game room, play room or office. Large yard perfect to add a pool. Built in BBQ on the side. Extra large garage with bathroom (perfect man cave). Altadena (ALA) $629,000

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NORTH EL MONTE

$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)

$4,388,888

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)

$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)

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ING

$899,000

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

$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)

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$849,800

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$789,000

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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

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TEMPLE CITY

$528,000

Unique Canyon Home over 2600 sq.ft. this updated home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, chef’s kitchen, formal dining, fireplace, FA/CA, custom glass doors and windows, large welcoming veranda, huge elevated deck, balcony with views and parking for 6 cars. Very Special! (B686)

$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)

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)

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PASADENA

ONTARIO

$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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$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

WHITTIER

$199,000

This townhouse has it all! Upgraded kitchen with quartz countertop, breakfast counter, stainless steel appliances. Stove, hood, refrigerator & dishwasher all staying with unit. Patio off the living room, two levels. Vaulted ceilings. One bedroom, one bath. Walkin closet & full bath. Gated community, pool, spa, sauna & tennis court. (W4140) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451

PASADENA

$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)

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$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)

$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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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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APPLE VALLEY

LA VERNE

DANA POINT

ALHAMBRA

$355,000

$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)

$325,000

Bungalow Style 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Property has been updated. Newer roof, partial new electrical and plumbing. Ceiling fans. Small back yard. Good income rental potential. Tenant occupied. (O115)

$149,000

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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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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) CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

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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) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

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$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)

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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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)

$248,000

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

$3,300/MONTH

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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WOODLAND HILLS

CLAREMONT

$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)

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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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$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)

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