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Arcadia burglary ring busted after early-morning raids in Pasadena, Altadena Investigators following up on a burglary arrest from earlier this month carried out early-morning search warrants Thursday, arresting two more members of an alleged burglary ring, authorities said. The multi-agency West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force and A.B. 109 Team arrested Shawn Ashton Sykes, 21, of Altadena and Koreana Channise Muhammad, 19, of Altadena early Thursday as they performed searched at five locations within Altadena and Pasadena, according to Arcadia police officials and Los Angeles County booking records. Sykes was booked on suspicion of residential burglary, while Muhammad was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property and being an accessory to burglary, Arcadia police officials said in a written statement. Thursday morning’s searches followed the arrest of Kenneth Wayne James, 21, of Altadena at the scene of March 13 resi-

dential break-in in the 1100 block of West Foothill Boulevard. Three suspects were seen fleeing from the burglarized home, but only James was captured, Arcadia police Lt. Bob Anderson said at the time. But the suspects’ car was found abandoned in the area. The car was found to belong to Muhammad, officials said. She reported it stolen shortly after the bungled burglary on March 13. “Through investigation, the task force Detectives were able to identify all of the suspects, including the female who owns the suspect vehicle, as Pasadena/Altadena Blood gang members,” according tot he police statement. “The Task Force Detectives also uncovered that they were a burglary crew that is suspected of targeting several Arcadia homes in the past year.” Further details of the alleged Arcadia burglaries were not available Thursday. Property recovered

during Thursday-morning’s searches yielded suspected stolen property, including a big screen TV reported stolen in a burglary in Los Angeles, police added. James pleaded “no contest” to a charge of residential burglary during his initial appearance in Pasadena Superior Court on March 17, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said. He received a two-year prison sentenced, which was suspended, along with 90 days in jail, three years of probation and 300 hours of community service, Santiago said. James was released from custody March 19, six days after his arrest, according to Los Angeles County booking records. Sykes, who was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, and Muhammad, who was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, were both scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Pasadena Superior Court, according to booking records.

Kiwanis honors Longden Elementary School students Kaylyn Smith, Jason Chan, and Anthony Hutayana The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students from Longden Elementary School. Accompanying the students their teacher Mrs. Robyn Selders. Kaylyn is 11 years old and has two older sisters. She likes to play volleyball and make rubber band bracelets. Kaylyn said, “The best things about Longden are the nice teachers, fun activities, and nice students.” The best thing that ever happened was learning her Grandpa was free of prostate cancer. Personal goals are to build a car that would make transportation only in one minute, become a volleyball player and go to UCLA, not wasting water, and invent a cure for every sickness in the world. Jason is 12 years old and has an older brother. Jason said, “The best things about Longden are the nice teachers to learn from, seeing all my friends, all the fundraisers and fun.” The best thing that ever happened was going to Longden and becoming a Student of the Month. Personal goals are to become a doctor or artist, change the environment, strive to get good grades that increase his intelligence, go to a good college, and have a great career. Anthony is 12 years old

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and has four brothers and sisters. He likes to play basketball. Anthony said, “The best things about Longden are the teachers, homework, and the assemblies.” The best thing that ever happened was jumping off a cliff into water. Personal goals are to build machine to teleport people, get into the NBA, become a doctor, and grow really tall. Each week the Temple City Kiwanis Club is pleased to recognize outstanding students and their teachers from Cloverly, Emperor, Longden, Oak Avenue, and the Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center. Kiwanis treats students and their teacher to lunch. Students receive a certificate, a letter for their parents, a bumper sticker,

a gift certificate from The Hat Restaurant, and a photograph of them receiving their award. Their photo will also be published in Temple City Life, Mid Valley News, Temple City Tribune, and displayed in the Temple City Unified School District lobby. Temple City Kiwanis has been serving our community since 1939. Members are dedicated men and women who desire to make a difference in the quality of life for the youth of Temple City. Kiwanis meets at 12:00 noon each Tuesday at Denny’s Restaurant. To find out more about Kiwanis, please contact Jerry Jambazian at (626) 643-9460. You can also visit their website at www. templecitykiwanisorg.

Santa Anita Park turns it up for the 77th Annual Santa Anita Derby April 5th Beer & food truck festival featuring live performance by Super Diamond

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Santa Anita Park gears up to celebrate their 77th Annual Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, April 5th with an infield Beer & Food Truck Festival with special guest performance from Neil Diamond cover band Super Diamond. The event will welcome over 30 craft beers as well as over 30 local food trucks to create an infield festival dedicated to good food, craft beer, live music and thoroughbred racing. With over a $1.9 million purse at stake, fans are

guaranteed a day full of suspense and excitement! The winner of the Santa Anita Derby will go on to run in the legendary Kentucky Derby on May 3rd. Featured Craft Breweries: Over 30 craft breweries will participate including: Eagle Rock Brewery, Firestone Brewery, Stone Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery, Kona Brewing Co. and more. Featured Local Food Trucks: Over 30 local food trucks will participate in-

cluding: Lobsta Truck, The Grilled Cheese, Palazzolo Gelato Truck, Ragin, Rice Balls of Fire and more. Thoroughbred racing fans join forces with foodies and beer enthusiasts to celebrate the 77th Annual Santa Anita Derby Beer & Food Truck Festival. Live music entertainment from: Neil Diamond cover band Super Diamond. Saturday, April 5th 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Santa Anita Park 285 W. Huntington Dr. Arcadia

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