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Aldi Supermarket and TJ Maxx / Homegoods Slated to Land in Monrovia
The site was also home to Monrovia Airport in 1920’s but now will be known, most appropriately as “Monrovia Landing” shopping center.
The City of Monrovia received confirmation that Aldi Supermarket and TJ Maxx / Homegoods are tentatively set to repopulate the former Albertson’s Shopping Center which has now been appropriately named, ‘Monrovia Landing. ‘ The redevelopment of the site has
been a long time coming, and the Community Development Department staff has been working very hard according to the latest city manager’s report, the shopping center’s new ownership group (Warner Pacific) to facilitate the reestablishment of the facility.
To that end, this past week, the City’s Development Review Committee (DRC) formally approved a façade remodel for the shopping center, which is being rebranded and renamed to be called, “Monrovia Landing.” The newly reimagined shopping cen-
Old Town Report BY PAM FITZPATRICK What a wild and crazy week we’ve had in Old Town. We went from the fun of Thanksgiving to the harried fun of Black Friday
and then on to an incredible Small Business Saturday. Thank you, Monrovia SEE PAGE 12
ter will feature an Aldi Supermarket and TJ Maxx / Homegoods store, and of particular note, the developer agreed to preserve the plane mural currently located on the building. Also of note, the DRC also issued initial approvals this past week for the Conditional
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Use Permits that Aldi Supermarket will need for their beer / wine sales, as well as their shopping cart containment plan. The reimagined Monrovia Landing shopping center will see SEE PAGE 12
Monrovia Renewal Street Work in Southwest Project Area Set to Start It’s hard to believe, but in a week, major street work in the Southwest project area of the overall Monrovia Renewal infrastructure improvement initiative is set to begin. The construction team at Sully-Miller Contracting Company is currently planning to begin roadway pulverization for all streets in the Southwest project area on Dec. 5, that are planned for reconstruction. The impacted streets that will be reconstructed in the SEE PAGE 13
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Breakfast Honoring Tournament of Roses The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will honor 2017 Tournament of Roses Association President Brad Ratliff at the annual President’s Breakfast at the Westin Pasadena on Thursday, Dec. 1. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a festive celebratory program. Sponsors of the 2016 President's Breakfast are Corporate Center Pasadena, The Pasadena Star-News and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Chamber members and friends will hear Echoes of Success, the theme for the 2017 Tournament, with honored special guests the Royal Court, as well as Tournament presidents past, present and future. A highlight of the breakfast is a chance to hear from Mr. Ratliff share his experiences as President of the Tournament. Mr. Ratliff has been a volunteer member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses since 1988 and was appointed a chairman in 2004 and a director in 2007. He has served on and chaired various committees including Equestrian, Queen and Court and Services and Properties. He was elected to the Executive Committee in 2009.
Chamber members and friends will hear Echoes of Success, the theme for the 2017 Tournament, with honored special guests the Royal Court, as well as Tournament presidents past, present and future. - Photo by Terry Miller
Professionally, Mr. Ratliff is a member of the executive management team for Inline Distributing Company. Mr. Ratliff is a third generation Pasadenan and second generation Tournament President, following in the footsteps of his father, Dick Ratliff who was President in 1999. Brad Ratliff is a UCLA gradu-
ate. He and his wife, Susan, reside in La Cañada and have two adult children, Christen and Sarah. Tickets to the President’s Breakfast are $75 each. Corporate tables of ten are $750. Sponsorships are $1500. Those sponsoring the event receive a table with recognition, acknowledgement
in all publicity materials and will enjoy breakfast with a member of the Royal Court as their guest. Self-parking is included in the cost of breakfast and sponsorship. Queen and Court Sponsors (so far) are: Corporate Center Pasadena, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Pasadena Star-News, and the Pasadena
Tournament of Roses. Invitations have been mailed. Anyone who would like an invitation, can call the Chamber office for information, or to purchase tickets at (626) 795-3355 or email leanne@pasadena-chamber. org. Tickets and sponsorships can be reserved and paid for.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Set to Take Place in Old Town Monrovia To help celebrate this holiday season, horse drawn carriage rides will be available in Old Town Monrovia every Thursday and Sunday evening in December. The carriage rides will be offered on Myrtle Avenue for $2 per person on firstcome, first serve basis, and is sponsored by the Monrovia Old Town Merchants, the Monrovia Kiwanis Club, and the Monrovia City Council. The carriage rides will be offered on the dates listed below: Sundays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dec. 4 Dec. 11 Dec. 18 Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 22 For additional events in Monrovia, be sure to check out the city of Monrovia’s special events page.
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Foothill Family Awarded Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium Comes to San Gabriel Valley Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Grant The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $20,000 one-year grant to Foothill Family to provide women and children, victims of domestic violence and/or abuse with case management services and therapeutic counseling. Foothill Family’s work in helping survivors recover from trauma and move toward self-sufficiency is just one of the many ways that the organization builds brighter futures for children and families in our communities. Foothill Family is one of 32 organizations across the United States this year to be granted funds for direct services through the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. “Foothill Family strives to empower community members to overcome challenges and thrive in their daily lives,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer. “We greatly appreciate the Avon Foundation for Women’s continued support of our domestic violence program, which focuses on prevention as well as treatment. Because domestic violence continues to be an epidemic affecting individuals, families, and generations regardless of economic status, race, nationality, age, and gender, it is a crucial issue that requires attention and investment.” The domestic violence program at Foothill Family supports victims in the
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housing. Jerome E. Horton, Member, Third District, California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will host the event in collaboration with California Educational Solutions. Featured speakers include Regina Birdsell of the Center for Nonprofit Management, Chris Cagle of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Jan Perry of the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department, Tony Salazar of McCormack Baron Salazar, Cathleen Kiritz
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POLICE BLOTTERS PASADENA Nov. 20 At about 6:15 p.m., Pasadena Police officers investigated a call of shots fired near Glen Avenue and Pepper Street. Officers talked to the witness who provided limited information. PPD officers, however, were able to secure some information about the suspect vehicle, which was described only as a light colored SUV. About two hours later, PPD officers responded to another call of shots in the 1300 block of Glen Ave. Officers located round strikes on a residence and a vehicle. Victims and witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a light colored SUV. Nothing further was provided. Fortunately, no one was hit by gun fire in either shooting. Our investigation is ongoing. Nov. 21
At about 11:03 a.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Del Mar Boulevard and Raymond Avenue regarding a
Hit and Run Collision. On arrival, PPD officers learned that the suspect broadsided another vehicle in the intersection of Del Mar Boulevard and Raymond Avenue. Witnesses followed the suspect vehicle into South Pasadena where SPPD officers attempted a traffic stop near Orange Grove Boulevard and Columbia Street. The suspect failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit was initiated, which involved SPPD, Pasadena Police officers, and the Pasadena Police Air Crew. The suspect driver (female, 39, Imperial Beach resident) was subsequently arrested without further incident after complying with officer’s orders to surrender. The police helicopter was invaluable in the effort to locate, track, and arrest the suspect. At about 11:20 a.m., Pasadena Police Officers Zilbert and Velasquez received a call regarding a male pushing a female while standing near the bus bench at Howard Street and Lincoln Avenue. On arrival, the officers saw a person matching the description of the male provided by the caller. PPD
Officers detained the male and during the subsequent investigation, they found a loaded firearm tucked into the front of his waistband. Officers removed the firearm and arrested the suspect without incident. The suspect was also in possession of material suggesting he was involved in other criminal activity (possession of instruments of identity theft). The suspect was booked at the Pasadena jail. Nov. 22
At 3:01 p.m., Pasadena Police officers investigated a strong-arm robbery in the 1700 block of East Colorado Boulevard. The suspect (Robert Sanchez, homeless male) entered a commercial business and began acting suspiciously. The clerk asked Sanchez to leave the location. As Sanchez exited the store, he stole a camera. Sanchez took a fighting stance when the store clerk confronted him about the theft. Fearing for his safety, the clerk retreated. About an hour later, Pasadena Police Officer Austin detained Sanchez in the area of Colorado Boulevard and Mer-
edith Avenue. Following a positive field show up, Sanchez was arrested without incident.
At about 4:21 p.m., Pasadena Police officers investigated an ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon) in the 200 block of South Raymond Avenue. Officers learned that, without provocation, the suspect (Divens Lewis, 52, homeless male) yelled at the victim’s children who were seated in a vehicle. A short time later, Lewis confronted the victim, (who was riding a bicycle) and challenged her to a fight. Lewis brandished a knife and lunged toward the victim. The victim alerted the police department and moments later, Lewis was seen by the Pasadena Police Helicopter crew. The Air Crew coordinated and directed the ground units to the suspect’s location where he was arrested without incident after complying with the officer’s orders to surrender. The weapon was recovered and the suspect was booked at the Pasadena jail.
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At 6:09 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Highland Ave. for an investigation of a case of vandalism. The victim reported that sometime between the previous day at about 3:30 p.m. and 7:45 a.m. Nov. 21, a person(s) had thrown eggs at her car and slashed the car’s right front tire. Nov. 23
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Officers responded to a residential burglary in the 200 block of Manzanita Ave. at about 6:54 p.m. Based on the investigation, it appears that three unknown subjects walked onto the property and entered through the unlocked east gate. The suspect(s) entered through the rear southwest window. The house was ransacked taking jewelry, a home safe containing personal documents and other items of value. The suspects left the house and fled in a four door, white sedan driven by a fourth suspect. At about
10:32 p.m., SMPD was contacted by the Pasadena Police Department that the safe was found in their city in an alley and that the contents of the safe had been on set on fire. Nov. 26
Sometime between Nov. 25 at about 11:34 a.m. and Nov. 26 at about 8:45 a.m. an orange Fiat E500 was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of W. Orange Grove Ave. The keys for the Fiat may have been taken from another vehicle in the same driveway. SMPD dispatch entered the vehicle into the Stolen Vehicle System and sent a broadcast to surrounding agencies regarding this theft. At 12:58 p.m. a suspect was arrested following a call from the Bank of America regarding a person in the lobby trying to cash a check. The victim stated that his house was recently burglarized on Nov. 23, since then he has been victimized twice. The suspect was transported to Pasadena Police jail for booking.
Nov. 24 At about 9:18 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of W. Norman Ave., regarding a burglary report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect smashed the rear glass door, ransacked the location, and fled with an unknown amount of property. The investigation is ongoing. At approximately 7:47 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles with tracking devices to combat the increase in bike thefts throughout the city. An investigation revealed a 35-year-old male from San Gabriel was in possession of the stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. During a search of the suspect, the officer also located tools commonly used to commit burglary. Nov. 25
Around 1:05 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a shoplift report. Loss prevention special-
ist witnessed the suspect conceal numerous items in her purse before exiting the store, failing to make payment. The 16-year-old female from Pasadena was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 6:57 p.m., an officer responded to Burlington Coat Factory, 1201 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding a check of two subjects who were identified from previous thefts. An investigation revealed one of the subjects, a 32-year-old female from Carson was in possession of drug paraphernalia, stolen merchandise, and burglary tools. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Just before 10:42 p.m., officers responded to Sephora, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft investigation. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects concealed more than $500 worth of merchandise in their shopping bags before exiting the store, failing to make payment. The 18-year-old female from San Gabriel and 18-year-old female from Alhambra were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Nov. 26
Shortly after 2:13 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Fairview Avenue and Hungate Lane for having a broken tail light. Upon contacting the driver, the officer noticed an array of mail in plain sight. During a consensual search of the vehicle, the officer discovered the mail was stolen from various residences in Arcadia. The officer also found an altered check, stolen credit cards, burglary tools, and a methamphetamine pipe. Some of the mail was from a residential burglary that occurred earlier in the day. The 28-year-old male from El Monte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 7:53 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Fairview Ave. regarding a battery report. An investigation revealed the victim’s exwife entered his residence through an unlocked door and stated she was going to take their children. When the victim denied her request, the suspect broke the victim’s property and kicked the victim while holding a bladetype weapon. The suspect fled prior to officers arriving. The 32-year-old female from Arcadia is outstanding at the time of this report.
Chris Holden Hosts Across Holiday Open House 1 "Troy" actor, Brad In the spirit of the holidays, Assembly member Chris Holden is hosting a Holiday Open House, benefiting Shoes That Fit, a charity that provides shoes and socks to local children in need. The public is invited to make a difference in a child’s life by donating a new pair of athletic shoes or socks in size 10 youth through size 12 adult. This event is open to the public, where attendees can learn about services offered
through Assembly member Holden’s district office and discuss with the Assembly member current legislation that addresses the basic needs of California’s Youth. Assembly member Holden will also introduce the 2017 class of his Young Legislators Program, a program that provides selected students from the 41st Assembly District an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, and the relationship
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Letter to Editor: Missing Dorothy’s Hilarious Humor Dear Editor, I was so sorry to learn that "Dorothy's Place" will be no longer. It was always my first read in the Pasadena Independent. However, I only became acquainted with Dorothy's humor after moving into Regency Park a couple of months ago; realizing what a lot of jocularity I've missed out on. I don't recall how many copies I made of her column "Exercising With God's Help" and mailed to friends like me; in their 80s and 90s. They enjoyed it so much and made copies to send to their aging friends. My question is could they be considered to run again even with Dorothy's retirement? Or could they be compiled in booklet form for purchase? Last year for Christmas I received a book from my son in Portland of compiled - and hilarious columns on gardening which appeared in the Portland paper for years ... Certainly, I would be the first in line to purchase such book/booklet. Thanks for listening ... sorry I missed out on so much of Dorothy's humor... Sincerely, - Von Dean Mollenhauer PASADENA
Letter to Editor: Reader Expresses Appreciation
Dear Editor, Thank you so much for the wonderful article you published. We are very
proud of Gary and all our members making the hope Packages a reality. We appreciate the work you all do keeping this wonderful community informed. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Regards, - Brian Ursettie, President, Arcadia Firefighters’ Association -ARCADIA
Letter to Editor: Reader Responds to ‘Sierra Madre Gay Couple’s Car Vandalized’ (11/24/16 Issue)
Dear Editor: A few years ago in a small town in the northwest, a Jewish family became the victims of anti-Semitic hooligans who defaced their home with swastikas and hate messages. The town fathers, the chief of police and other leaders in the community immediately sprang into action: They persuaded a large number of the town’s citizens to display images of menorahs in their windows and on their lawns as a statement that bigotry had no allies in that community. Their unity was a resounding success--and since then no one has threatened, or even annoyed, their Jewish neighbors. May I suggest that Sierra Madre citizens duplicate that example? If each citizen who is free of bigotry were to display messages supporting their gay neighbors, there’d be no doubt to all who see them that
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Letter to Editor: Fidel Castro Deserves No Praise
Dear Editor: I am appalled at the expressions of praise and sadness by several world leaders after the death--finally--of one of the worst tyrants in recent history. Fidel Castro swept to power like so many Latin American politicians promising a better future and more freedom. Yet he delivered neither while helping to nearly plunge the world into nuclear war and the later supporting terrorism and waging war in Angola among other places, on behalf of his Soviet masters. Castro and his thugs bragged about Cuba’s literacy rate and healthcare system which was nice except that his people had zero freedoms and otherwise lived in abject poverty while he and his family and cronies consolidated their power and wealth. Those who criticized Castro were arrested or sometimes executed. This resume does not a statesman make. His country did not progress under his “leadership” but languished and fell further and further behind. These world leaders who today mourn Castro should have their judgment called into question and recall more than anything he recklessly
put us all on the brink of extinction in the fall of 1962 by challenging President Kennedy and the West in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Castro had zero respect for human rights, human dignity or human life. Good riddance to someone who was just another Communist dictator with a little more stage presence than most. -Guy R. Gruppie ARCADIA
Reader Rejoices Over ‘The Great Day of Service’ Event
WOW! What a great event this was. Proudly our Salesian Mustang basketball boys stepped up and offered their time to work this event. I hope we can continue this as a tradition for many years to come. - Cathy Pallares Via Pasadena Independent
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Bravo to these compassionate officers for serving and protecting ALL of Pasadena’s residents! - Lucy P. Via Pasadena Independent
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Calendar Thursday (Dec. 1) Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting (Dec. 1 @ 6 p.m., Monrovia Library Park, 321 S. Myrtle Ave.) Kick off the holiday season and join us for the annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony! There will be a beautiful Tree Lighting Ceremony starting at 6 p.m. The parade will kick off at 7 p.m., and travels north on Myrtle Avenue from Chestnut to Palm Avenue. The parade is sponsored by the Monrovia Old Town Merchants. For more information please call (626) 256-8246 -MONROVIA
1st Annual The Nightmare Before Christmas Fest (Dec. 1 @ 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Pasadena Public Library, 285 E. Walnut St.) Come and share in a family experience while creating a new tradition of viewing a new classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. The Library is going to have face painting, snacks, a photo-op with a life size Jack Skellington and Zero, a quiz show where you can test your skills at facts about the movie with a cool “blind” prize and a shared experience viewing “The Nightmare Before Experience.” Enjoy! -PASADENA Friday (Dec. 2)
Family Christmas Celebration (Dec. 2 @ 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Monrovia, 101 E. Foothill Blvd.) It will be a family oriented and fun-filled evening of favorite holiday classics, sing-alongs—and a special presen-
tation of Joy! A gospel musical with choir and orchestra by Joel Raney, and directed by David Michael Layne. This will be a night for the entire family to enjoy. Santa will be there—so bring a camera and the little ones. -MONROVIA
Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration (Dec. 2 @ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Arcadia Transit Plaza, Corner of Santa Clara St. and First Ave.) Celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season with your fellow Arcadians at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. The event includes carolers, crafts for kids, a holiday photo booth, a holiday craft market with local crafters offering their homemade items, cocoa and cookies, and a visit with the jolly man himself, Santa. All activities are free and everyone is invited. -ARCADIA Saturday (Dec. 3)
Special Movie Premier Event (Saturday Dec. 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Unity of Pasadena, 3053 E. Del Mar, Pasadena) A special movie premier event of “The Sound of Unity: The 12 Powers.” This exciting documentary, directed by NY Times bestselling author and award winning filmmaker, James Twyman brings to life concepts that are spiritual in nature but transcend religion and are universal in application. For more information: www.unityofpasadena.org. - PASADENA Chocolate Confections: A Culinary Craft (Dec. 3 @ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gar-
EDITOR’S PICK OF THE WEEK Side By Side By Sondheim Dec. 2 – 4
The Taylor Performing Arts Center presents Side By Side By Sondheim, a moving retrospective of some of Stephen Sondheim’s best known and most beloved music. The performance will run from Dec. 2 – 4 at the Taylor Performing Arts Center (845 W. Colorado Blvd. Monrovia, CA.). This Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of Stephen Sondheim and a must see for diehard fans! Get your Advanced Tickets for Side By Side By Sondheim at Brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. - MONROVIA
den, 301 N. Baldwin Ave.) Approachable, fresh, and unique ideas to delight your friends and family. Join Sonia Nance as she shares the holidays with her most treasured confection recipes. Beautiful and delicious chocolate novelties from her personal collection intend-
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Events Annual Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 3 @ 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Arcadia Community Center 365 Campus Drive) Breakfast is $10 and will be available in two shifts: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m. For more information, please contact the Recreation Department at (626)574-5113. -ARCADIA
A Very Marionette Christmas (Dec. 3 @ 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage 380 W. Huntington Drive). Tait Hill and Pullin’ Strings Puppet Productions promises to bring the Museum Education Center alive with the magic of puppetry with two performances of his whimsical show. This event is sponsored by the Arcadia Museum Foundation. - ARCADIA Sunday (Dec. 4)
A Little House Christmas (Dec. 4 @ 2:30 p.m., Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.) Winters are harsh on the Minnesota prairie, and this year’s storm threatens to block Santa’s visit to the Ingalls’ modest home. This warm, wonderful family play is adapted from several Laura Ingalls Wilder “Little House” stories and features one of Pa’s famous stories and lots of song and dance. For more information (626) 355-4318. -SIERRA MADRE Monday (Dec. 5)
Cardmaking Workshop (Dec. 5 @ 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.) Surprise a special
someone with a personalized, handmade greeting card. Whether it’s happy birthday, happy holidays, thank you, thinking of you or other sentiment, you’ll create a decorative card in your own unique style and have fun discovering your creativity while workshop leaders help you bring your ideas to life. All materials will be provided. For more information call (626) 7954331. -PASADENA Tuesday (Dec. 6)
Free Family Night: Celebrate Winter Solstice (Dec. 6 @ 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd.) Come celebrate winter solstice traditions from around the world at the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Join in on the fun and participate in cool winter ice experiments, make your very own apple cider mix, and much more. For more information, please call (626) 449-9144 -PASADENA Wednesday (Dec. 7)
Old Fashioned Wreath Workshop (Dec. 7 @ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave.) Using fresh greens (both the traditional and the unusual) from the Arboretum grounds, plus an incredible variety of greens from the LA Flower Mart, make a wreath to welcome in the holidays. All wreath materials, frame and wire will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please call (626) 821-4623 to register. -ARCADIA
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Fifth Annual Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting
The Dan Band at The Rose Friday Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky and Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover. What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty, singing I Am Woman at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into The Dan Band – a cult phenomenon that has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Variety, and Rolling
Stone among others, and prompted Entertainment Weekly to dub it “The hottest ticket in Hollywood.” The Dan Band plays to sold out crowds from Los Angeles to New York and has appeared on numerous shows including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The Late Late Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Last Comic Standing, The Guys Choice Awards and caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who signed on to executive produce Dan’s one hour concert special “The Dan Band: I Am Woman”, directed by McG. Opening set is by The Swansons. This event will take place at The Rose (245 E. Green
St. Pasadena, CA 91101). Prices range from $28, $48, and $58 plus applicable fees. All seats must arrive by 7p.m. If you arrive after 7p.m., the priority seating you selected is not guaranteed, and you may be moved to “best available” seating. If you purchase a ticket at a table, you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25 per person. Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult. Box Office Phone Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday - Saturday) Call (888) 645-5006 for the Box Office or call Ticketmaster anytime at (866) 448-7849.
Join the Allendale Branch Library (1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena) as it gets into the spirit of the season with the Fifth Annual Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Madison Heights Neighborhood Association and Pasadena Public Works Department, this much-anticipated annual festival has become one of the Allendale Branch Library’s signature community and literary events. Poets, authors, and performers Khadija Anderson, James Cushing, Michael C Ford, Vinita Khilnani, Teresa Mei Chuc, Luivette Resto, Mike Sonksen, A.K. Toney, and Pam Ward headline a stellar roster which will explore the “true meanings” of the holidays in works ranging from the irreverent to the inspirational. Holiday music will be provided by the BIBS (Blair International Baccalaure-
The American poet, Michael C. Ford.
ate School) Choir, under the direction of Amanda Engstrom. The evening’s festivities will conclude with the lighting of the Allendale Park Christmas Tree at approximately 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Blair High School Cu-
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Hit the Road to Jake’s Roadhouse STORY AND PHOTOS By Jason Yassine
n the heart of Old Town Monrovia is a family oriented restaurant known as Jake’s Roadhouse (622 S. Myrtle Ave.) This quaint spot is most commonly known for its BBQ foods however, their home-style breakfasts have become prominent online. Since their breakfasts have received good reviews, I decided to try it out. Upon entering Jakes, I noticed that the establishment was small and it had a tavern-like vibe to it. The walls were very interesting and colorful. Covered in state license plates and town signs, it gave the restaurant a decorative roadhouse theme. The floors were covered in peanut shells and the lighting was dim which added to the unique atmosphere. After reviewing the menu, I decided to order scrambled eggs, hash browns, and pancakes. The waiter provided quick and friendly service and allowed flexibility with the menu. Once the dish arrived, it visually looked very pleasing. The plate was very warm and the aroma from the dish filled the air. The scram-
License plates and town signs covered the walls of Jake’s.
bled eggs were smooth and fluffy in texture. When I took the first bite, I instantly tasted a heavily buttered flavor. Personally, I would have preferred if the scrambled eggs had a hint of butter because it overwhelmed the taste of the eggs. By doing so, I believe it would have made the dish lighter and less filling. Accompanied with the eggs, were the hashbrowns. The exterior of the hashbrowns was lightly crisp
while the interior was soft. However, I prefer to have my hashbrowns crispier all the way through. As for taste, I would compare it to a baked potato with little seasoning. The hero of the dish, were the pancakes. Visually, they looked big, fluffy, and golden brown. It was a twolayered pancake that looked like a stack of four. As I sliced through it, my fork easily flowed through the spongy interior. It was almost as if I was
Breakfast at Jakes with scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, and pancakes.
slicing through a cake. The stack was light in texture but quite filling. This was one of the most enjoyable pancakes that I had eaten in a while. Overall, the meal would
have been a success if they had gone easy on the butter. I felt the butter was excessive and unhealthy. Nonetheless, if you’re a butter lover then this is the dish for you. The
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The Battery Books and Music STORY AND PHOTOS By Emily G. Peters
n an era of Netflix and chill, reading a physical book can seem like a relic of the past. Yet for those burned out on screen time, The Battery Books and Music bids you come and stay a while. The Battery is your friendly neighborhood used bookstore, one of the few bastions of physical books remaining in a time where other bookstores, like Pasadena’s Cliff’s Books and even Barnes and Noble, are disappearing. The Battery was founded in 1996 by veteran bookseller Richard West, first as an online resource and then as a storefront in South Pasadena in 2010. Currently co-owned with his mother, Phyllis, their thoughtfully curated mix of secondhand books, music and vintage clothing found a supportive audience in South Pasadena—but moved to Pasadena proper after a 73% rent spike pushed them from their original location. “The Battery has many meanings,” said West, citing the jouer de la batterie, or his love of playing the drums
Co-owner Phyllis West at The Battery’s new location in Pasadena
as one definition. “But also to recharge, rethink our current flow… to knock some sense back in.” This revival is nurtured through The Battery’s superabundance of genres, including everything from fiction to history to poetry to children’s lit and more. The store also buys, sells and trades DVDs, CDs and vinyl, making it an ideal post for new discoveries. Like any proper secondhand bookstore, the literary search is half the adventure. Treasure-seekers are as
likely to discover a rare first edition as they are the latest novel-turned-film. West’s love of modern jazz, experimental and improvisational music is also a defining feature of the shop, converting the store into a makeshift venue with weekly performances given by local musicians. Beginning in January 2017, guests can partake in listening sessions by bringing in music selections to enjoy and discuss with others. All this, along with a regularly rotating book inven-
Patrons can find secondhand books on every subject from poetry to popular fiction and much more at The Battery.
tory, makes each visit to The Battery a unique experience worth repeating. It hasn’t been an easy road. Foot traffic at the new location is low, with sometimes just a handful of patrons visiting each day. Beyond increased patronage, West’s vision for The Battery involves making the act of book-buying as common as our consumption of digital media. “I'd like the store to be a part of the community's routine,” he said. “Groceries, clothing, movies, pick up
kids, exercise, restaurants, the beauty salon, the barber, books— not necessarily in that order.” To stay relevant, West tracks patron buying habits and adjusts inventory to reflect their needs “It’s really at the buyers' discretion as to what appears on the shelves,” he said. “The challenge is to find readers and let them know we’re here.” For those drowning in digital content, The Battery’s books are a welcome respite from the mayhem. “I value that you can write in
the margins as opposed to expressing one's frustration and anger with incendiary language online,” said West. “Books keep us civil.” And they keep us connected, too. Stop by The Battery Books and Music at 26 South Los Robles Ave in Pasadena and get in touch at 626-3769913 | batterybooks@gmail. com. Join their mailing list via Facebook for updates on their monthly calendar of events, and check out their online store at AbeBooks. com
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Old Town Continued from page 1
The City’s Development Review Committee (DRC) formally approved a façade remodel for the shopping center. - Photo by Terry Miller
Monrovia Lands New Businesses Continued from page 1
the existing Michael’s store moving next to O’Reilly Auto Parts. There will be a small addition of approximately 2,300 SF to the west of the existing facility to give O’Reilly’s Auto Parts a larger façade, and when everything is completed, the current concept plan breaks down the tenants as follows: - O’Reilly’s Auto Parts – 6,700 SF - Michael’s – 23,100 SF - Aldi Supermarket – 23,400 SF - TJ Maxx / HomeGoods – 43,000 SF - Vacant future tenant space - 20,100 SF It is important to note that to date, only a soft demolition permit has been issued, and the City has not yet received any building plans for our plan check process. In addition, the Warner Pacific development team has been a non-committal regarding construction timeframes / opening dates, however, now that the tenant mix has been finalized, staff expects that we should be receiving some concrete dates in the near future. As soon as we have additional information, we will be certain to share the news.
and surrounds … we love you! Beyond the bottom line, which is much appreciated, the joy and sense of pride and accomplishment was overwhelming as we saw folks flock to Old Town, specifically to support our small businesses. Tons of thanks to the Monrovia Chamber and the many volunteers who showed up to hand out the free bags and goodies on the corner of Myrtle and Lemon, and thanks to the weather for not raining until after 2 p.m. – and then, even then, our Old Town visitors just kept coming. Who says Californians melt in the rain? So here we are in the next week and there is more yet to come! This morning (Tuesday, Nov. 29) we had a great, and rather unusual, filming in Old Town. It was great because it was an ABC production (American Crime), and it was early in the morning and very orderly. It was unusual because we generally don’t allow any filming in the months of November and December in the district out of courtesy to our small businesses. But this one was an exception and was well worth the minimal effort invested to give us another “gift that keeps on giv-
ing.” Coming up soon on ABC: Old Town Monrovia and the Mundial patio! Now here’s one for my very good friend, Gary Schaeffler: Dear Gary, stop making me laugh during City Council meetings or they are going to make me give up my dedicated seat and send me to the back of the chambers. And, Gary, the answer is “no,” I don’t need a bridal gown from St. Carle Bridal Shop (which incidentally will have its ribbon cutting in midDecember) -- another great Monrovia Chamber member! This Thursday, the day this paper publishes, is our yearly Holiday Parade on Myrtle. The Parade itself begins at 7 p.m., but the Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 p.m. up at Library Park. After the last entry passes and Santa makes his trek up Myrtle Avenue, the Man in Red can be found in his sleigh up at Library Park, welcoming the kiddies, young and not so young, and doing the photoop thing. On Saturdays, if you’re in the mood for more Santa and some good food, along with some free gifts for the young ones, check out one of the Santa Breakfasts in
Old Town. I hear the Peach Café is already booked solid for their Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 events, but there are openings at Jakes Roadhouse (Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. and Dec. 17 at 10:15 a.m. --- at Rudy’s (Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. and Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.) --- at Myrtle Tree Café (Dec. 10 at 10:15 a.m.) --- and the Monrovian (Dec. 17 at 9 a.m.). It’s best to call for reservations whenever possible. Oh, and ask Santa what his favorite holiday song is: I suspect he’ll say “Santa Baby,” but don’t tell him I told you! Something extra fun is going on at Myrtle Tree Café: they call it “Myrtle Tree Fusion,” and it’s described as a “social fusion dance.” It’s happening at least once – maybe twice – each month, with the next one’s coming on Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The postcard I have says it’s free! Just a reminder for the Parade and Tree Lighting this Thursday, Dec. 1: Come early enough to eat (and maybe shop a bit), and it’s ok to set up lawn chairs on the sidewalks, but just leave someone in charge at all times. Happy Holidays!
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Southwest area include: - Cherry Avenue – from Alta Vista to Myrtle - Chestnut Avenue – from Monterey to Myrtle - Cypress Avenue – from Alta Vista to Myrtle - Highway Esplanade – from Huntington to Chestnut - King Street – from Monterey to Mayflower - Maple Avenue – from Mayflower to Primrose - Montana Street – from Magnolia to Myrtle - Olive Avenue – from Mayflower to the western end of the cul-desac - Primrose Avenue – from Huntington to Central - Walnut Avenue – from Mayflower to Myrtle Also, please keep in mind that the above street listings are not the only roads planned for repair in the Southwest project area. There are other streets that will be maintained as part of the overall Monrovia Renewal project, just with a different repair treatment.
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Side by Side by Sondheim Featured This Weekend at Taylor Performing Arts Center The Taylor Performing Arts Center is presenting its eighth professional production for the Community, Side by Side by Sondheim. According to Patrick Garcia, Director of Performing Arts for Monrovia Unified School District and the Producing Artistic Director of the Taylor Performing Arts Center, it “is a moving retrospective of some of Stephen Sondheim’s best known and most beloved music,” and “a perfect introduction to the work of Stephen Sondheim and a must see for diehard Sondheim fans,” said Patrick Garcia. This musical is a compendium of Sondheim’s beloved songs including those from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, and Pacific Overtures, not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, and Richard Rodgers. The talented cast of Sondheim at the Taylor Center includes at least two very familiar faces: Nate Overby, the drama teacher at Monrovia High School and Saman-
Nate and Samantha in Side by Side by Sondheim.
tha Pinto, a student at MHS. Completing the10-member cast of singers and dancers are Jeff Scot Carey, Emily Clark, Amanda Knight, Danielle Wallius, Alejandro Vera, Philip McBride, Jerome Libang, and Courtney Davis. Performance dates and times are: Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. “We invite our audience to laugh, cry, and fall in love with this timeless and innovative music composed by musical theatre’s leading composer for the past fifty year,”
Garcia commented. Side by Side by Sondheim opened on Broadway on April 18, 1977 at the Music Box Theatre and ran for a total 384 performances. It is one of the few shows to have the distinction of its entire cast being nominated for Tony Awards. “We have assembled an extraordinary cast and creative team for Side by Side by Sondheim,” said Garcia, who is counting on loyal audience members who have championed previous productions (Music Man, White Christmas, The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me In
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St. Louis, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, and West Side Story) to return to the Taylor Center to support Side by Side by Sondheim. The gifted creative team for Side by Side by Sondheim includes Director: Andrew Fernando; Choreographer: Joelle Martinec; Music Director: Brigham Freeth; Stage Manager, Lighting and Set Designer: Martyn Tyler; Assistant Director: Daniel Berg; First Pianist: David Cohen; Second Pianist: Graham Jackson; Sound Designer: Lafayette Hight; and Costume Assistant: Abbey Veffer.
Lions Club Attempting to Start a Club in Monrovia This past week, staff had the chance to meet with Manuel Sanchez, District Governor for the Lions Club. Based on the discussion, it appears that the Lions Club is attempting to start a club here in Monrovia, and given that effort, club organizers have indicated that they plan to coordinate an informational meeting for the community at the Santa Anita Family YMCA (501 S. Mountain Ave.) in the next few weeks. It appears that if the Lions Club can find 20 individuals from the community to participate, then the new club will be formed. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 47,087 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.
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8000 Public Schools to Get Tech Funding to Tune of $11.9 Million More than 8,000 California public schools and districts are eligible to share $11.9 million in the latest round of Education Technology K–12 Voucher Program funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. Funds are available through a 2003 antitrust settlement agreement between Microsoft Corporation and California consumers and businesses.
The list of eligible and potentially eligible schools and districts is available on the California Department of Education Web site. Today’s announcement is the fifth distribution of the Microsoft settlement funds. The first four distributions, in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2015, totaled more than $470 million. “These funds have improved our students’ education by allowing California to
wire our classrooms, modernize instruction, successfully give online tests to 3.1 million students, and make progress in closing the digital divide,” Torlakson said. “I encourage all eligible schools and districts to apply for these technology funds.” Under the terms of the settlement, these funds are to be used to assist K–12 districts to acquire and support education technology that improves teaching and stu-
dent achievement. Several factors make schools eligible for these funds: - If they were previously eligible for the Education Technology K–12 Voucher Program, which provides money to schools and districts to purchase qualified education technology, including computer hardware and software, and provide training in the use of technology in the classroom.
- All public K–12 schools, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, and State Special Schools in which at least 40 percent of the certified 2015 to 2016 enrollment qualified for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program. - All public high schools in California that serve students from public elementary, middle, and junior high schools in California in
which at least 40 percent of the certified 2015 to 2016 enrollment qualified for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program. An education technology plan is no longer required for eligibility. However, schools and districts are strongly encouraged to develop and use technology plans. An online Technology Plan Builder is freely available to all K–12 schools.
Bringing Silicon to Life: Scientists Persuade Nature to Make Silicon-Carbon Bonds
A new study is the first to show that living organisms can be persuaded to make silicon-carbon bonds—something only chemists had done before. Scientists at Caltech “bred” a bacterial protein to have the ability to make the man-made bonds, a finding that has applications in several industries. Molecules with siliconcarbon, or organosilicon, compounds are found in pharmaceuticals as well as in many other products, including agricultural chemicals,
paints, semiconductors, and computer and TV screens. Currently, these products are made synthetically, since the silicon-carbon bonds are not found in nature. The new research, which recently won Caltech’s Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) grand prize, demonstrates that biology can instead be used to manufacture these bonds in ways that are more environmentally friendly and potentially much less expensive.
Directed evolution has been used for years to make enzymes for household products, like detergents; and for “green” sustainable routes to making pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and fuels. “It’s like breeding a racehorse,” says Arnold, who is also the director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center at Caltech. “A good breeder recognizes the inherent ability of a horse to become a racer and has to bring that out in successive generations. We just do it with
proteins.” The ideal candidate turned out to be a protein from a bacterium that grows in hot springs in Iceland. That protein, called cytochrome c, normally shuttles electrons to other proteins, but the researchers found that it also happens to act like an enzyme to create silicon-carbon bonds at low levels. The scientists then mutated the DNA coding for that protein within a region that specifies an ironcontaining portion of the protein thought to be responsible for its silicon-carbon bondforming activity. Next, they tested these mutant enzymes for their ability to make organosilicon compounds better than the original. After only three rounds, they had created an enzyme
Sek Bik Jennifer Kan, Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemical Engineering. - Photo courtesy Caltech
that can selectively make silicon-carbon bonds 15 times more efficiently than the best catalyst invented by chemists. Furthermore, the enzyme is highly selective, which means that it makes fewer unwanted byproducts that have to be chemically separated out.
“This iron-based, genetically encoded catalyst is nontoxic, cheaper, and easier to modify compared to other catalysts used in chemical synthesis,” says Kan. “The new reaction can also be done at room temperature and in water.”
STEAM Storytime Special A special storytime experience, just right for children age four to seven, will incorporate elements of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. No registration is necessary.
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The Trends That Only Millennials Understand By Robyn Dutton
illennials are a unique breed, they straddle the border somewhere between their oldfashioned parents and iPad obsessed five year olds. They are as unique as they are rule-breaking, and there are a few behaviors that set them apart from all other demographics. Here are just a few of those distinctive characteristics that belong to millennials. They stretch the appropriate age limit of living with their parents. Rent is high, student debt is higher and they are just trying to get ahead… by staying behind. As far as they are concerned, Uber is to cabs what Netflix is to blockbuster (RIP, blockbuster). They can much more quickly hail a ride on their smartphone, and frankly, they prefer it. Don’t have a 5 star rating? Don’t bother. Which brings me to my next point; millennials can’t leave the house without their smart phones. According to Michelle Klein, Head of North America Marketing at Facebook, millennials tend to check their phones a shocking 167 times a day. They can pay for
They also love using emoji’s to represent their feelings in texts, and more specifically, to symbolize body parts.
groceries, transfer money to others and even track their friends’ whereabouts. Doing without their devices causes anxiety and panic, along with FOMO that they are missing out on a text, call or that Instagram post that Becky took an hour to filter and caption. That’s another millennial-
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only habit. Got a bad side? They’ve got a filter for that. Because did anything really happen if it isn’t photographed? Just make sure you don’t like your ex’s photo from 40 weeks ago as you’re creeping through the archives. For those of you non millennials reading, FOMO is an abbreviation for
“fear of missing out.” You see, they love their abbreviations. IRL, they’re a BFD. Get it? Good. They also love using emoji’s to represent their feelings in texts, and more specifically, to symbolize body parts. Apple changed the peach emoji so that it no longer looked like a hin-
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ey and more like an actual peach, and there were so many complaints they had to bring it back. imagine these emoji’s get a particular amount of use on dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, where almost every single millennial has swiped left and right hoping to meet their Tinderella. Even In-
stagram and Twitter have become dating platforms, with more and more people trying to slide into the DM’s. Funny thing is - I know many couples who are happily together and even married after meeting on said apps. My grandma would roll over in her grave if witnessed this trend right now. “Chivalry is dead” she would say… as I debate whether or not to message Billy first. Once you do make it to the aisle, we tend to mix it up with progressive trends, such as; having our dog as a ring bearer, creating a punny wedding hashtag, designing a custom snapchat filter and wearing mix match dresses that stray from the traditional apparel. Most people have complaints for millennials; they move around jobs often, expect to live a CEO lifestyle on an assistant’s salary, thrive off immediate gratification and are maybe a little too selfie obsessed. Fortunately for the rest of the world, as millennials know best, the only thing constant is change. We look forward to seeing what millennial trends arrive on our doorstep next.
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n the second Saturday of every month (at least from October through June), the Altadena Library turns into a hopping and noisy place – descriptions few people would associate with the word library. And that’s by design. A brainchild of Mindy Kittay, Director of the Altadena Library District, Second Saturday began about a year and a half ago. She explains, “I felt we needed to do something to bring the community into the library for reasons besides checking out a book. We want to provide opportunities for people to create, imagine, and be motivated to learn, grow, and enjoy music, dancing, food, and drink.” “From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every month, Second Saturday features a band to provide music people can dance to while they eat, drink, mingle and talk,” continues Kittay. “In October we partnered with ‘Next Door’, an online social network for communities. Altadena ‘Next Door’ reaches 4,000 members and they wanted to celebrate in a meet-and-greet where they can see face-toface the people they’ve been talking to online. So we invited them to our community center for that purpose. About 50 or 60 ‘Next Door’ people came that Saturday then they headed upstairs to eat, drink, listen to music and dance.” Kittay makes it a point to present a diverse offering. This month, Second Saturday (which will be held on a first Saturday, Dec. 3, because the Christmas Tree Lane lighting is scheduled for Dec. 10) will feature Young Dempsey. Band members Drewin Young, Josh Jones, Matt Lake and Marc Doten will play music from the 50s to 80s to evoke hotrodded nostalgic doo wop and country sound. This month’s Second Saturday event will coincide with the Open Studios Tour weekend which will kick-off with a reception on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The library will be open APY* on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From January through June, Second Saturday concerts will showcase multicultural musical performers: Todd Washington Trio (blues, folk, rock, soul and gospel); Louis Van Taylor Quintet (jazz); DeRumba (Spanish guitar to the beat
Folk ballet dancers during the Latino Cultural Festival held in May at the Altadena Library. - Courtesy photo
of the gypsy rumba); Splish Splash Band (folk ‘n blues); Michael Haggins Band (funk and smooth jazz); and The Satisfaction Band (dance music Top 40, Latin rock, R&B, cumbias, and oldies). A project Kittay is currently working on is called Community Conversations. She describes, “Using the Harwood Process, we will reach out to every corner of Altadena between now and mid-March, and have a series of fifteen conversations. We want to represent everyone in the community regardless of race, religion, financial standing, or sexual orientation. We want to ask them their aspirations for themselves and the community; their challenges; and how they felt they can help with those challenges.” “We will compile our findings and create a report which we will present to the Altadena Chamber of Commerce, Town Council, Board of Supervisors, churches, schools, and service organizations including the Rotary Club,” Kittay says further. “From this process we expect three specific things. First: connections – we will learn about organizations, people and opportunities, and who needs what so we can effectively connect people. Second: partnerships – this will help eliminate duplication of effort. We can partner with someone to provide what we need instead of us reinventing the wheel to fill that
requirement. Third: a plan – our strategic plan expires in 2017. We’ll use the information we gather to help us decide how we can better serve our community.” Kittay came on board in November of 2014 to lead a staff of 32, and run the main library, which occupies a 10,000 square foot mid-century building on East Mariposa Street, and a branch library, a 1,500 square foot structure on Ventura and Lincoln in west Altadena. She was responsible for the transformation the main library has undergone. According to Kittay, Altadena has about 55,000 residents and has also seen several changes since the Altadena Library opened its doors in 1967. Its population used to be 30 percent African Americans and 10 percent Latinos, the number has reversed to 30 percent Latinos and 10 percent African Americans. It is Kittay’s job to make sure the library adapts to the shifting needs of the community. In the two years since taking the helm at the Altadena Library, she has redefined its functions. She has created a library that is responsive to the needs of the community – “outwardfacing,” she says. With Kittay steering the wheel at the Altadena Library District, it will assuredly head in the direction where it had never gone before.
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Starting a new business? Go to filedba.com Monrovia City Notices NOTICE INVITING BIDS FOR HUNTINGTON DRIVE MEDIAN LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, PROJECT NO. C-3095 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monrovia, California (“City”) invites sealed Bids for the Project. The City will receive such Bids at the City Clerk’s office, City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016 up to 2:00 P.M. on December 13, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. All Bids must be made on the form furnished by the City. Each Bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the City Clerk with the Project name and identification number typed or clearly printed on the lower left corner of the envelope. Bids must remain valid and shall not be subject to withdrawal for sixty (60) Days after the Bid opening date.
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INCORPORATION OF STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS. The 2015 edition of “Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction” (“Standard Specifications”), as amended by the Contract Documents, is incorporated into the Contract Documents by reference. SCOPE OF WORK. The Project includes, without limitation, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, equipment and other incidental and appurtenant Work necessary to satisfactorily complete the Project, as more specifically described in the Contract Documents. This Work will be performed in strict conformance with the Contract Documents, permits from regulatory agencies with jurisdiction, and applicable regulations. The quantity of Work to be performed and materials to be furnished are approximations only, being given as a basis for the comparison of Bids. Actual quantities of Work to be performed may vary at the discretion of the City Engineer. The project includes: traffic control, demolition and clearing of existing landscape, irrigation, trees, and hardscape, site preparation and grading, construction and installation of river rock paving, installation of irrigation system, planting and installation of landscape and box trees. The Engineer’s Estimate for this project is $921,843.00 OBTAINING BID DOCUMENTS. Bidders may obtain the Contract Documents for the Project on a compact disc (CD) at Monrovia Public Works, Corporate Yard, 600 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016 for a non-refundable fee of $10 per CD. A CD of Contract Documents will be mailed by USPS for an additional $8.00 per CD or sent by an express delivery service using the bidder’s account number. The City must receive payment before the Contract Documents will be provided. The City cannot guarantee the timeliness of mail or express delivery. Please note that Monrovia Public Works is open Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call (626) 932-5575 for questions about obtaining the Contract Documents. FACSIMILE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS. Bidders shall supply the City Engineer with a facsimile number and email address to facilitate transmission of Addenda and other information related to these Contract Documents. If the Addenda and other information are emailed, the City shall also send all documents by facsimile or U.S. Mail. Failure to provide such a facsimile number and email address may result in late notification. The City does not guarantee that it will provide any information by facsimile, email, or both. A Bidder shall be responsible for all Addenda regardless of whether Bidder received any such fax or email, and a Bidder shall have no recourse due to not receiving such facsimile, email or both. Please contact Monrovia Public Works at (626) 932-5575 to provide this information. MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on December 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Monrovia Public Works, 600 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016. Every Bidder is required to attend the pre-bid meeting. Failure of a Bidder to attend will render that Bidder’s Bid non-responsive. No allowances for cost adjustments will be made if a Bidder fails to adequately examine the Project site before submitting a Bid. QUESTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS. All questions, clarifications, and requests for information (RFI) of the scope of work, plans, or bid documents must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ca.us by 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2016. Any and all answers or clarifications will be provided, via addenda, to all bidders prior to the bid submittal. REGISTRATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. In accordance with Labor Code Sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, no contractor or subcontractor shall be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 [with
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limited exceptions for bid purposes only under Labor Code Section 1771.1(a)]. PREVAILING WAGES. In accordance with Labor Code Section 1770 et seq., the Project is a “public work.” The selected Bidder (Contractor) and any Subcontractors shall pay wages in accordance with the determination of the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) regarding the prevailing rate of per diem wages. Copies of those rates are on file with the Director of Public Works, and are available to any interested party upon request. The Contractor shall post a copy of the DIR’s determination of the prevailing rate of per diem wages at each job site. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. BONDS. Each Bid must be accompanied by a cash deposit, cashier’s check, certified check or Bidder’s Bond issued by a Surety insurer, made payable to the City and in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total Bid submitted. Personal or company checks are not acceptable. Upon Contract award, the Contractor shall provide Faithful Performance and Payment Bonds, each in a sum equal to the Contract Price. All Bonds must be issued by a California admitted Surety insurer using the forms set forth in the Contract Documents, or in any other form approved by the City Attorney. Failure to enter into the Contract with the City, including the submission of all required Bonds and insurance coverages, within fifteen (15) Days after the date of the mailing of written notice of contract award to the Bidder, shall subject the Bid security to forfeiture to the extent provided by law. LICENSES. Each Bidder shall possess a valid Class A (General Engineering) Contractor’s license issued by the California State Contractors License Board at the time of the Bid submission. The successful Contractor must also possess a current City business license. RETENTION SUBSTITUTION. Five percent (5%) of any progress payment will be withheld as retention. In accordance with Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor, securities equivalent to the amount withheld may be deposited with the City or with a State or federally chartered bank as escrow agent, which shall then pay such moneys to the Contractor. Upon satisfactory completion of the Project, the securities shall be returned to the Contractor. Alternatively, the Contractor may request that the City make payments of earned retentions directly to an escrow agent at the Contractor’s expense. No such substitutions shall be accepted until all related documents are approved by the City Attorney. TRADE NAMES OR EQUALS. Requests to substitute an equivalent item for a brand or trade name item must be made by written request submitted no later than seven (7) Days before the Bid submission deadline. Requests received after this time shall not be considered. Requests shall clearly describe the product for which approval is requested, including all data necessary to demonstrate acceptability. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES. Liquidated damages shall accrue in the amount of $500 for each Day that Work remains incomplete beyond the Project completion deadline specified in the Contract Documents. BIDDING PROCESS. The City reserves the right to reject any Bid or all Bids, and to waive any irregularities or informalities in any Bid or in the bidding, as deemed to be in its best interest. /s/ Alice D. Atkins, CMC, City Clerk Publish November 24 and December 1, 2016 MONROVIA WEEKLY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MONROVIA PLANNING COMMISSION 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: Conditional Use Permit 2015-17 Amendment (Off-site Sale of Beer and Wine), Conditional Use Permit 2016-23 (On-site Service of Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits), Conditional Use Permit 2016-24 (Late Night Business Operation), Conditional Use Permit 2016-25 (New Construction) and Tentative Parcel Map 074434 (Consolidation of Three Parcels into One Lot). REQUEST: Redevelop two existing industrial buildings into an artisan food village surrounding an outdoor courtyard. The proposal includes new construction (±2,428 SF), the off-sale and onsite service of alcohol, late night business operation and a subdivision map to consolidate three lots into one parcel. This property is located in PD-12 (Planned Development Area – 12). ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: (Class 1)
APPLICANT: Paul Kalemkiarian PROPERTY ADDRESS: 123-137 West Pomona Avenue (APNs: 8507-002-033, 034, and 035)
6-23 (On-site Service of Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits), Conditional Use Permit 2016-24 (Late Night Business ration), Conditional Use Permit 2016-25 (New Construction) and Tentative Parcel Map 074434 (Consolidation of ee Parcels into One Lot).
QUEST: Redevelop two existing industrial buildings into an artisan village surrounding an outdoor courtyard. The 20 |DECEMBER 1, 2016 - DECEMBER 7,food 2016 posal includes new construction (±2,428 SF), the off-sale and onsite service of alcohol, late night business operation a subdivision map to consolidate three lots into one parcel. This property is located in PD-12 (Planned Development a – 12).
VIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Exemption (Class 1)December DATE AND HOUR OFCategorical HEARING: Wednesday,
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OPERTY ADDRESS: 123-137 West Pomona Avenue (APNs:City 8507-002-033, 034, and 035) PLACE OF HEARING: Monrovia Hall,
Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue, ACE OF HEARING: Monrovia City Hall, Council Chambers, South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California Monrovia,415 California
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held for the project described below. The project includes the following:
A. Categorical Exemption under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15315 of the CEQA Guidelines – Minor land divisions; B. Tentative Parcel Map No. TPM 16-05 (74706); C. Multiple-Family Architectural Design Review No. MFADR 16-22; and
Project Location: 126 Diamond St. APN:5779-003-029
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Associate Planner u challengeing thisonly application court, you be limited toelse raising only those youhearor someone Nick elseBaldwin, raised at the thoseinissues youmay or someone raised at theissues public ic hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Division at, NBaldwin@ArcadiaCA.gov or prior to, the ing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered (626) 574-5444 ic hearing. This application will not alter the zoning status of your property. For further information regarding this to the Planning Division at, at or(626) prior932-5565. to, the public hearing. This apCity of Arcadia ication, please contact the Planning Division
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D. Protected Tree Encroachment Application No. TRE 16-35 Project Description: A proposal for a three-unit, French-style, residential condominium development with a request to encroach into the canopy of one protected tree. Applicant: Sanyao International, Inc. Hearing Date and Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Place of Hearing:
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Este aviso es para informarle una junta pública1,acerca PLEASE PUBLISHsobre ON Thursday, December 2016 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) 9325565.
PLEASE PUBLISH ON Thursday, December 1, 2016 MONROVIA WEEKLY
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MAY L. MCCORMAC. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SHARON DAVIS AND KELLY BEANS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SHARON DAVIS AND KELLY BEANS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent 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 in this court as follows: 12/19/16 at 8:30AM in Dept. 99 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
Public Notices NOTICE OF LIEN SALE
Sheri Bermejo Planning Division Manager
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MAY L. MCCORMAC CASE NO. 16STPB06132
Publish December 1, 2016 ARCADIA WEEKLY
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 KAREN J. SIMONSON & BONNIE F. EMADI TAYLOR, SIMONSON & WINTER LLP 144 N. INDIAN HILL BLVD. CLAREMONT CA 91711 11/28, 12/1, 12/5/16 CNS-2949396# ARCADIA WEEKLY
Public Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITION OF Tomasa Rios FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: ES020334 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles 600 East Broadway, Glendale, 91206, North Central District TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Tomasa Rios filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name a. Marilynn Rios Vega to Proposed name Marilynn Julia Rios 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reason for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 01/18/17 Time: 8:30AM Dept: D Room: The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the day set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: MONROVIA WEEKLY DATED: November 14, 2016 Darrell Mavis JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Pub. November 17, 24, December 1, 8, 2016 MONROVIA WEEKLY
DRY DOCK STORAGE 3131 SOUTH PECK ROAD MONROVIA, CA 91016 The contents of the storage units below consists mainly of household and or office goods. The contents of: John Chavez MS 313 Rainy Moore MS 89, MS 332 will be sold on Friday December 16, 2016 at 10:00 am For additional information contact Dry Dock Storage at the above address or call (626) 445-8762 9am-5pm daily Publish December 1, 8, 2016 MONROVIA WEEKLY
Trustee Notices T.S. No.: 2015-01082-CA A.P.N.:5769-030-001 Property Address: 1049 Don Alvarado Street, Arcadia, CA 91006 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注：本文件包含一个信息 摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약 서가 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 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/18/2006. 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. Trustor: RENE A. POLANCO, A SINGLE MAN AND FERNANDO TORRES, A SINGLE MAN AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 08/23/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1880478 in book ---, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 12/20/2016 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $ 1,242,834.90 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: 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 as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1049 Don Alvarado Street, Arcadia, CA 91006 A.P.N.: 5769-030-
001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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. 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: $ 1,242,834.90. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a 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 this property. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt 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, pur-
suant 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)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2015-01082-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: November 7, 2016 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx ______________ Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. APP1611-CA-3138203 11/24/2016, 12/1/2016, 12/8/2016 ARCADIA WEEKLY T. S. No: L549516 CA Unit Code: L Loan No: TAN AP #1: 5788-011-038 86 BIRCHCROFT STREET, ARCADIA, CA 91007 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: POH SENG TAN, UN MAN CHAO Recorded August 2, 2006 as Instr. No. 06 1714460 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to
the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 17, 2016 as Instr. No. 20160974265 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 1, 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. 86 BIRCHCROFT STREET, ARCADIA, CA 91007 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 21, 2016, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $993,516.38. 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 (888) 988-6736 or visit this Internet Web site: salestrack.tdsf.com, using the file number assigned to this case L549516 L. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: November 22, 2016 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee CRYSTAL ESPINOZA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (888) 988-6736 or you may access sales information at salestrack.tdsf.com, TAC# 5650 PUB: 12/01/16, 12/08/16, 12/15/16 ARCADIA WEEKLY
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City of Arcadia Kicks Off Holiday Season With Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration The City of Arcadia celebrates the start of the holiday season with the second annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event takes place at the Arcadia Transit Plaza on the corner of Santa Clara Street and North First Avenue, and will feature the lighting of the official Holiday Tree in Arcadia - a large deodar cedar - by the Mayor, City Council, and the big man in red, Santa Claus. Santa will arrive on an Arcadia Fire Truck and help the Mayor “flip the switch,” bringing the festive tree to life with lights and
decorations. The celebration includes an Arcadia High School chorus performance, free cocoa and cookies, strolling Dickens’ Carolers, a kids’ craft table where youngsters can decorate their own gingerbread ornament, and a holiday photo booth. New this year is the addition of a holiday craft market featuring several local artisans displaying their festive handicrafts for sale. Bring a little joy to the children in need in our community by donating a new, unwrapped toy. The City will deliver the donated toys to the Foothill Unity
Center in time for their annual toy distribution. The tree lighting marks the beginning of a whole weekend of fun holiday festivities. The merriment continues on Saturday, Dec. 3 with three holiday events - the always popular Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Snow Festival, and the brand-new Downtown Arcadia Holiday Market. The Snow Festival is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center and the Holiday Market fills North First Avenue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, please call Arcadia City Hall at (626) 821-4314.
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Monrovia and Arcadia Draw Boys Soccer Opener story By Christian Romo PhotoS by Jacob Bigley
he favored Wildcats dominated midfield possession and outshot the Apaches 22-7, but missed opportunities and a late offside call kept the two
rivals even. In the opening match of the season, the Monrovia Wildcats (0-0-1) and the Arcadia Apaches (0-0-1) drew 1-1 Tuesday afternoon in
Arcadia. A goal off the head of senior Jonathan Goettling (9) in the 57th minute denied the Apaches an upset victory over their rivals. Arcadia first-year coach
Jonathan Goettling (9) takes one of his shots on goal.
Arcadia and Monrovia Players battle for position on a Corner kick.
Paul Miles said he was “very satisfied” with the result. “We’re coming off a pretty disappointing season last year,” he said. The Apaches opened the scoring in the 45th minute when pressure from forward Alec Javahare (15) forced Wildcat goalie Edward Yousseff (24) to play the ball himself. Javahare got to the ball first, however, tapping the ball under Yousseff’s foot and into the net. “That was basically just a big mistake,” said Monrovia coach Mike Williams,
“but then again the whole game is made by mistakes.” The Wildcats had a chance to go up 2-1 in the 73rd minute when junior Aymen Saleh (21) put a rebound into the back of the net, but an offside call cancelled the goal and inflamed the Wildcat sideline. “I would really like to see the film on the goal that was called back, I don’t think they were offside,” said Williams. Though the result disappointed the Wildcats, Williams said his team is rebuilding from last season’s Rio Hondo league title. “The
coaches are trying to learn where we can use players, where players can fit in… we’ve got to get them to gel as a unit.” The visiting Arcadia fans gave their team an ovation as they exited the field, and Miles echoed their excitement. “We executed what we’ve been working on in the preseason, and we’re happy,” he said. The Apaches host Glendora this Thursday at 3:30 p.m., while the Wildcats head to Paso Robles for a tournament game against Atascadero on Friday.
Sports Icon Rudy Bares All in Autobiography We all know the story of Rudy, the undersized legend whose fierce desire to play football for Notre Dame made him one of the school’s most famous graduates in history. Rudy has the kind of tenacity you can’t help but admire. That’s the thing about underdogs, they never give up. Now that the 1993 movie “Rudy” from Tristar Productions has been immortalized on the shelf as a beloved classic, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger shares the real, no-holdsbarred, story in his autobiography “Rudy: My Story.” If you think you know the man who sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the game as fans chanted his name, you likely only know the Hollywood sports icon. But the book shows the story behind the man — Ruettiger’s childhood and his motivations, his failures and successes. He was the oldest son of an oil refinery worker in a strapped family of 14 children. It wasn’t the kind of childhood that encouraged ambitious goals, but Rudy’s dreams rose out of his modest home on the outskirts of
Rudy has the kind of tenacity you can’t help but admire. – Courtesy photo
Chicago. Those dreams took him from the clutches of despair to the glory of being a Notre Dame walk-on. He was carried off the football field on the shoulders of his teammates. But it wasn’t all easy living from there. Although Ruettiger is an inspirational hero who showed us how pure integrity and perseverance always triumph, his autobiography goes behind the scenes to reveal a regular guy. Ruettiger now
uses the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned to motivate audiences across the country as an inspirational speaker. As one of the most popular speakers in the U.S., Ruettiger reminds us how humble fame is born out of dire conditions. Fans and Midwest locals know that talk of Notre Dame means talk of the legendary Rudy — one of the most illustrious universities in America still celebrates an average Joe from Joliet, Ill. But anyone who reads “Rudy” the book will learn more than that. They’ll learn of a little boy’s growing love for the Fighting Irish as he watched them at night on TV. “Growing up in the Midwest, you start hearing about this place called Notre Dame before you can talk. It’s a Catholic thing. You weren’t even sure what college really meant, but the idea of it, the myth of it, the legend loomed large. If you were Catholic, you automatically had this dream of Notre Dame planted in your head. And if you went to Notre Dame, you were somebody.” Learn more at www.thomasnelson.com.
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Instead of a Sports Fan, Become a Sports Participant It’s home run time. From spring training through the World Series in October, baseball fans are glued to their flat screens. Vascular surgeon David H. Stone, M.D., encourages arm chair enthusiasts to get into the game. “Find your favorite summertime sports pastime, and give your vascular system a great workout.” As a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Dr. Stone encourages physical activity that can pump up blood while lowering blood pressure. “More than diet, exercise helps keep your weight down and provides positive health benefits,” said Dr. Stone. After a one-hour workout, the Mayo Clinic states that a 200-pound person will have burned the following calories: - Baseball — 455 - Bicycling, 10 mph — 364 - Golfing, carrying clubs — 391 - Rope jumping — 1,074 - Swimming laps — 528 - Tennis, singles — 728 To remain “in the game,” Dr. Stone recommends: - 30 minutes of exercise daily. This may reduce the risk of stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in America according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2010 National Vital Statistics Report. In 2010,137,000 Americans died of a stroke. - a healthy diet - not smoking - maintaining a healthy body weight The lack of regular physical activity results in 250,000 deaths annually, according to a 2003 report in the medical journal Circulation. The least physically fit people have a mortality risk 4.5 times higher than physically fit persons. Lifestyle choices affect blood flow and blood pressure. The 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics indicate that one in every three Americans more than 20 years old has high blood pressure. To detect vascular disease, non-invasive screening tests are available. To treat vascular disease, medications and preventive surgical procedures are available. For free print and electronic vascular health information, visit: VascularWeb.org.
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Usable 20 ac vacant land near the Mojave River beautiful Desert view, near city of Barstow.This property has been in the family for over 100 years.Buyer(s) should have the land survey, property to be sold as is.Bring your clients or invertors and check with San Bernardino County.Call Gwen Highley 909-615-2399.(H0) Century 21 Ludecke Inc., www.c21ludecke.com (626)445-0123
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CENTURY 21 Village Realty Sierra Madre 626.355.1451 c21village.com CalBRE# : 01360317
Adorable single story home on quiet cul-de-sac with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Living room with fireplace, dining area, kitchen. Large private backyard, 2 patio areas. Detached double garage with storage. Newer central air and heating. Newer double pane windows. New garage door. Energy efficient home with solar panels. (G1336)