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Monrovia was the fourth incorporated town in Los Angeles County.



n 1883 five men purchased land from Lucky Baldwin’s Rancho Santa Anita. William Newton Monroe, one of those five, purchased 240 acres for $30,000. Monroe was the son of a successful Midwestern farmer but made his own money in railroad engineering (the sort that plans, not those that drive the engines). Ultimately, he settled in Los Angeles even serving a term on the city council from 1880-1881.

Monrovia Days Festival Begins Friday Staff WRITER

Monrovia Days is the annual community birthday party where all Monrovians gather together to celebrate talented youth, and the Scholars and Champions from the Monrovia Unified

School District. This year, Monrovia Days will be a three-day event starting Friday, May 18, 2018 and ending Sunday, May 20, 2018. The City of Monrovia, Monrovia Unified School SEE MONROVIA DAYS PAGE 10

It was doubtless through this position that he came into contact with Edward F. Spence, who was the mayor of Los Angeles at that time, John D. Bicknell, a lawyer and ultimately a judge, and James F. Crank, a businessman and financier. These men, along with J. F. Falvey, would become the founders of Monrovia. Falvey worked for Baldwin at that time, and as it was well known that Lucky Baldwin often paid his employees with land rather than cash, many assume that the land he contributed to the consortium came from that source. In 1886, the five formed the Monrovia Land and Water Company and began selling lots on May 17, 1886. The town


The annual shindig that is Monrovia Firefighters’ Association Pancake Breakfast drew hundreds of friends of firefighter as well as community



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members on Saturday. Kids and adults alike feasted on possibly the best flapjacks cooked up by those famous culinary kings, The Knights of Columbus, Monrovia – not to mention you could eat as much as SEE BREAKFAST PAGE 11

– Courtesy photo / Monrovia Historical Museum

was centered at the corner of Myrtle Avenue (named for one of Monroe’s daughters) and what was then Orange Avenue (now Colorado Boulevard). The first lot sold went to a widow from Duarte and was located at the corner of Lemon and Myrtle Avenues. The first tract consisted of 600 lots (500 feet by 160 feet). All these were located in the area now bounded by Lime on the north, what is now Canyon on the east, half a block below Walnut on the south and Magnolia on the west. In laying out the town, the founders named the east/west SEE FOUNDING OF MONROVIA PAGE 10

Foothill Unity Center Invites Community to New Monrovia Home Staff WRITER

Founded in 1980, Foothill Unity Center is the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources across eleven San Gabriel Valley cities in Los Angeles County.

As the federally designated Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area they operate two locations, in Monrovia and Pasadena, serving clients in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, SEE MONROVIA HOME PAGE 11


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raneya Sidath Kumar, a resident of Arcadia, California, graduated with a BA in Fashion Design and an AA in Apparel Industry Management from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles. Her skills, creative acumen and drive to learn resulted to be on the FIDM Honor Roll. Araneya has achieved a very high level of accomplishment in the competitive and creative fashion industry to the extent that she has been recognized as outstanding in the field of fashion design. Being served for several apparel companies in California, Araneya is working on having an online clothing company and providing her fashion skills in fashion consulting for the community and the world. The collection is unique and sophisticated to meet the traditions of craftsmanship and contemporary fashion, incorporating rich aesthetics with extraordinary colors, quality of fabrics, and exclusive embroideries. She made excellent presentations on the theme

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Passion for Fashion that changes lifestyle of everyone on the planet

of “Tea with Fashion” at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Sierra Madre, While doing a family business “T_ Neer” a modern elegant and fashionable Tea Room in the heart of Sierra Madre city. Having gained extra-ordinary talent in the field of arts and fashion, Araneya wishes to share her knowledge and experience to the community. Araneya says that fashion has had an evolution dating back to hundreds of years ago maintaining warmth quotient reflecting inner beauty and a way of life shimmering through. Fashion being an art of drapery gives a story, a

came across a tree that was blooming with pink petals. It was a one of the most eyecatching tree she has ever seen and she stood there for a while admiring this magnifi-

regality story. It is true that fashion emerges from the nature. During the Spring time, when Araneya was walking down the streets in Arcadia, she

cent tree, looking up at crystal clear blue sky through the soft pink petals. It was indeed a spectacular view. She always says that the Arboretum in Arcadia has magnificent peacocks walking, dancing and displaying their vibrant fan of feathers with fashion, colorful flowers, beautiful butterflies and trees that have caught her eye. Araneya went on to say that fashion is timeless. It has become an exciting, diverse and a broad-based global industry, which includes a vast spectrum of products such as textiles and clothing, costumes, footwear, sportswear, jewelry, precious and

semi-precious stones, watches, accessories, cosmetics, vintage collections etc. Fashion is for babies, children, young boys and girls, and adult men and women. She believes, there is something special in blending various cultures, people, and their stories. There is an abundance of inspiration through the concept of fashion. Indeed, fashion changes the lifestyle of all human beings towards happiness. Being in fashion makes a pleasant and impressive working environment at any meetings, events, parties, and even at home. It is true that the dresses or accessories we wear have a powerful psychological effect, as how they send signals to everyone projecting an image that one needs to display. Hence, Araneya advises that everybody can try his or her best to have great passion for fashion, and enjoy life.

@sierraneyaaaa @neyakumar Fashion Designer Araneya Sidath Kumar. - Courtesy photo

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The members of the Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association met this weekend at a private club in Pasadena for their annual Spring Luncheon to welcome and celebrate five new members. Each new member was introduced to the group by their sponsor. Membership Chair Sue Shieff sponsored Ann Beeson-Leal, Cynthia Bradley, and Amy Chang-Levak. President Lynn Van Dam Cooper sponsored Patricia Russell and Social

Chair Susan Turner sponsored her daughter, Jossalyn Emslie. A video highlighting the history of the “Holiday Look in Home Tour and Boutique,” the group’s major fundraiser benefiting the Pasadena Symphony and Pops, was presented. President Lynn Cooper recognized the many contributions of all those who made the 2017 “Look In” a rousing success, and said she is looking forward to another outstanding event in

2018. For information regarding membership in the Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association please contact Mrs. Sue Shieff at sueshieff@gmail. The




of the Pasadena Symphony welcomed five new members. – Courtesy photo / Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association

Monrovia Fire Department Begins Brush Inspections The 2018 brush season is fast approaching and, as is customary, the Monrovia Fire Department is gearing up to perform brush inspections of all properties located in the highfire danger areas of town. Based on the current developed schedule, brush inspections will begin on or after May 15 and Monrovia FD will be working with all impacted residents

to coordinate all brush clearance activities. Of particular note, in an effort to reduce the risk of fire danger for all in town and to better coordinate overall brush disposal programs, the City has partnered with Athens Services to provide roll-off-bins and bulky item pick-ups at no cost for impacted residents during the brush clearance season.

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Monrovia’s Fountain to the Falls Race Brings out the Fast and Brave Last weekend, the annual 7-mile Fountain to the Falls race was run from the fountain in Library Park to the falls in Monrovia Canyon and back. The fastest time was logged by Ruben Hernandez of Los Angeles. He made the entire route in just 40 minutes and 36 seconds. That is an average pace of 5 minutes and 48 seconds per mile (please take into consideration that the

route to the Falls is literally uphill). The City Manager’s Update this week also noted that Mayor Pro Tem Becky Shevlin ran the race as she does every year. Her time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 50 seconds averages to a pace of 12 minutes and 15 seconds per mile. “This meant that Ms. Shevlin placed first in her grouping,” the City Manager wrote.

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Mrs. Lucita Santos

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and Annunciation School’s 3rd grade teacher Joan Schmidt


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Clad in period costumes and playing period instruments, the Players will entertain with “Yankee Doodle” and other songs that were morale-builders for colonial armies.

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Pennyroyal Players to Entertain Retired Teachers in Arcadia

her and told me they learned so much from her. I hope many former Annunciation students and families see this and can attend the special Memorial Mass. The family is residing out in Chino Hills but when they heard how much Lucy meant to the parish they made arrangements here.

Mrs. Lucy Santos memorial will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church located at 1307 E. Longden Ave. in Arcadia. Lucy Santos. - Courtesy photo

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The cost of the luncheon for members is $12. As an alternative to the hot meal of barbecued chicken, a tuna salad is available. For luncheon reservations, please call John Gera at (626) 286-0714 by June 1. The cost of the luncheon for those who pay at the door without reservations is $13. Membership in the California Retired Teachers’ Association is open to all retired educators, as well as to current educators and to any others interested in joining this active group. CalRTA’s motto is “Your Partner in Pension Protection.”

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Did you know the house seen in the 1986 film ‘House’ is located in Monrovia?



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finally the treaty of peace. Together since 2003, the award-winning Pennyroyal Players have given over 1,000 performances of this musical and several others including “Piecin’ It Together,” a story of the Western settlers told through the background of quilts. CalRTA #71 had the pleasure of seeing the quilt performance several years ago. The CalRTA #71 meeting will take place on Friday, June 8 at 11:30 am at the Senior Center Building in Arcadia Park, 405 W. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, next to the Lawn Bowling Greens.





The California Retired Teachers’ Association #71 (CalRTA) will get a brief but vivid history lesson through song and story when the Pennyroyal Players of Palos Verdes present a “Romp Through the Revolutionary War.” Clad in period costumes and playing period instruments, the Players will entertain with “Yankee Doodle” and other songs that were moralebuilders for the colonial armies. The performance takes its audience through the opening firing shot of the war, to the signing of the Declaration of Independence over the British, and


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n Mother’s Day, when we entered Annunciation Church for mass, I received the sad news that Mrs. Santos had passed away. This past March she was in failing health but cheerfully celebrated her 87th birthday. She leaves behind her beloved husband, sons Alex and Eric, daughter Laurie, and their families. The first two years at Annunciation, I taught 4th Grade, Lucy was across the hall and became my pal. Our classes performed together and she was such a kind soul with a deep belief in God. I never heard her say one unkind word about anyone in our 30-plus years of friendship. Mrs. Donnelly, another Annunciation retiree, mentioned that to me when we visited Lucy. I thought that was quite remarkable. Anytime I’d meet former students, they’d ask about Mrs. Santos. They really loved

In the horror-comedy film “House”, Roger Cobb (William Katt) inherits an old Victorian house where and old lady had previously died and is haunted by his dead buddy from Vietnam. The famous house can be found at 329 Melrose Avenue in Monrovia.

- Photo by Jose Virrueta / Beacon Media News

ARCADIA May 6 At approximately 12:57 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect stole a printer and card reading machine. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’8” to 5’10”, with a thin mustache, weighing approximately 170 pounds. The investigation is ongoing. May 7

Just after 10:13 a.m., an officer responded to Yoyo Chinese Learning School, 324 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a burglary report. The officer discovered an unknown suspects pried open the front door, stole cameras and computers, and fled undetected. The investigation is ongoing. May 8

Around 12:09 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of South Fourth Avenue regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed two unknown suspects smashed a rear window and stole a small safe and cash before fleeing. The suspects are described as two medium to heavy set males in hooded jackets. The investigation is ongoing. Just before 8:05 a.m., an officer responded to a parking lot in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer determined an unknown sus-

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pect entered the vehicle by unknown means and stole paperwork. The investigation is ongoing. May 9

At about 4:33 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Rosemead Boulevard and Huntington Drive for driving with expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer saw a bag containing a large number of cell phones. The officer’s investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of a large amount of cash and unaccounted for cellphones. The Arcadia PD K-9 dog detected the odor of narcotics and the case has been turned over to the CHP for further investigation. The 28-year-old male from Bakersfield was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

regarding a trespassing report. Loss prevention initiated contact with the subject because he had been banned from the store for shoplifting. The subject was asked to leave but he ignored the Loss Prevention Agent. The 58-year-old male from Los Angeles was then arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. May 12

At approximately 9:50 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer determined an unknown suspect smashed the passenger side window and stole various clothes, makeup, and a sports bag. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.


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Before 6:01 a.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of East Camino Real regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed bait packages to combat the increase in package thefts from residential areas. The suspect was in possession of the stolen package and its contents. A 23-year-old male from Duarte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. May 11

At about 2:32 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora, 400 South Baldwin Avenue,

May 6 At 2:37 p.m., an employee of a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported that they had detained a male subject for leaving the store with power tools that he did not pay for. Officers arrived, and after an investigation, arrested and took the subject into custody. May 7

At 6:47 a.m., an employee at a school in the 200 block of N. Mayflower found someone had broken one of the school’s cafeteria windows sometime over the weekend. Officers were called to investigate, and they found that no one had en-

tered the building. This investigation is continuing.

At 4:08 p.m., callers reported a vehicle had just ran a red light, causing a collision with a bicyclist. Officers responded along with paramedics and provided medical attention to the bicyclist, who was then transported to a nearby hospital. The party at fault was issued a citation for the violation. May 8

At 3:24 p.m., callers reported a vehicle failed to stop for a red light and caused a collision with another vehicle in the 200 block of W. Duarte. Officers arrived to investigate. Both drivers complained of pain, but did not have visible injuries. The party at fault was issued a citation for the violation. At 4:55 p.m., a resident in the 1200 block of S. Alta Vista walked into her garage to get her purse, which she had left inside the garage with the garage door open. She discovered someone had entered the garage and taken her purse. This investigation is continuing.

At 9:15 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Hacienda returned home and discovered someone had entered an unlocked door to the house and stole a shotgun. This investigation is continuing. May 9

At 2:19 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 2600 block of S. Peck when he saw a mo-

torist commit a driving violation. The officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, who was found to be intoxicated. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver was taken into custody for DUI. At 3:16 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at a business in the 500 block of S. Myrtle. When they arrived, they found the front glass window to the business had been shattered and the inside of the building appeared ransacked. The owners of the business arrived and told officers that a large quantity of eyeglasses had been stolen. This investigation is continuing. At 3:56 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Foothill was awakened by the sound of glass breaking. He went outside his home and discovered someone had shattered his car window, but nothing appeared to be missing from inside. This investigation is continuing.

SIERRA MADRE May 7 At about 7:26PM, a burglary from a vehicle occurred in the carport of the residence in the 700 block of W. Sierra Madre Bl. At the time of the report, the victim did not notice anything missing from the vehicle. Entry into the vehicle was made by an unknown suspect(s) smashing the rear passenger window with an unknown tool. May 8

in the 400 block of Fairview Ave. at about 3:10PM. The suspect(s) cut a chain which was securing a lawn mower and weed eater to the victim’s truck. The suspect(s) removed the lawn mower and weed eater and fled the scene. Officers responded to a call in the 600 block of Oak Crest of an attempted burglary that occurred with suspects seen fleeing the scene by vehicle. Following a search of the area, officers were unable to locate the vehicle or suspects. May 9

A victim walked out to her vehicle parked in a private parking lot in the 500 block of W. Sierra Madre Bl. at about 2:00PM and discovered her front passenger side window had been shattered. A Mac book pro laptop, cash and other miscellaneous personal items were missing. May 10

A traffic stop was made for a vehicle code violation at Santa Anita and Orange Grove Ave. Following an interview it was discovered the driver had a warrant. The driver was arrested and transported to the Pasadena jail and released to the on duty jailor. May 11

An officer responded to the 100 block of Esperanza Ave. for a report of a bicycle from the carport of an apartment complex.

A grand theft occurred

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DIY Finds a Home at Craft Sierra Madre


Hone Your Craft in Sierra Madre emily g. peters


he advent of Pinterest in 2008 marked a turning point in DIY (do-it-yourself) projects. Making items by hand became fashionable as well as practical, with burlap and mason jars enjoying a whole new renaissance. But not every aspiring crafter can get by solely on an internet tutorial—and that’s where Craft Sierra Madre comes in. “I have always been an advocate for using your hands and making your own things,” said Craft Sierra Madre owner, Arianna Reel-Cook. “There is no better gift than something handmade and I love being able to teach people the ‘old-fashioned’ ways of doing things so that those skills are passed on.” Reel-Cook’s appreciation for artistry began in Cabo San Lucas, where she spent some years as a painter with her family. Her career progressed to the craft cocktail scene in Los Angeles where she spent 15 years creating homemade bitters, syrups, even her own

wine for new bars. But it was her frustration with limited access to crafting supplies that inspired her to open Craft. “I kept saying I wished there was [a] place to buy my supplies and make my projects so my house wasn't a mess all the time,” said Reel-Cook. “Nothing ever felt as authentic as it did when I was painting in Cabo—so for my fortieth birthday I gifted myself a career change.” Craft’s bright workspace (built out by Cook’s husband, Mike) is open to local artisans

looking to book a location to host a meeting or workshop they’d like to offer. In

addition to crafting supplies, DIY-ers can select from practical workshops in knitting,

crocheting, even leather working to more decorative skills such as watercolor, calligraphy and more. “The community aspect is so inspiring to me,” said Reel-Cook. “We have free ‘Friday Night Knits’ events where I get to hang out with my neighbors and we all help each other with our yarn projects. I love to see what everyone else’s projects are and where they get inspiration from.” A supporter of Downtown Women’s Center, Reel-Cook is already looking for shelters

where she can donate Friday Night Knit blankets and is building out a scholarship program for the kids’ classes she’s offering at Craft Sierra Madre. “We’re only a month old, but I’ve always been a big advocate for charity work,” she said. “I always want to foster creativity and want to find ways to offer it to anyone, regardless of funds.” As Reel-Cook adds more workshops to Craft’s roster, she hopes to help others better value the difference between something handcrafted versus manufactured overseas. “While we live in the age of Amazon Prime, it’s refreshing to see people wanting to get back into stores, talk to people and touch real products,” she said. “Doing crafts doesn't have to be Pinterest perfect all time—it just has to be fun!” Craft Sierra Madre is located at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. Contact the team at or call 626-9210330 and follow their latest workshops on Facebook and Instagram.


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FRIday - May 18 Monrovia Days at Library Park, from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m., May 19 from 9:00 a.m.– 10:00 p.m., May 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., (321 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016). Monrovia Days is an annual community birthday party where all Monrovians gather together to celebrate with performances, a pie eating contest, live music, a beer garden, carnival food, games and rides. Pre-Sale Prices One Day: $15, Two Day: $25, Three Day: $35. Day of Prices One Day: $20, Two Day: $30, Three Day: $40. For more information call the Public Services Department at (626) 256-8246 or visit www.MonroviaDays. org. -MONROVIA

litfest pasadena may 19-20 @ 1p.m. - 10p.m. LitFest Pasadena at the Pasadena Playhouse from 1:00 - 10:00 p.m. (300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101), Vroman’s Bookstore from (695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101), and many other locations and times. LitFest is a two-day books and authors festival that features several panels, discussions, readings, and literary activities with more than 150 featured guest authors. This event is free. For more information call (626) 590-1134 or visit –PASADENA

SATURday - May 19 Erotic City – A Tribute to the Music of Prince at The Rose from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Erotic City delivers a high-energy show that features classic Prince songs, high heels, lace pants, purple coats, and more. Tickets are $19.50 plus applicable fees. For more information call (888) 645-5006 or visit -PASADENA

Sunday - May 20 Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour at different stops throughout Old Pasadena from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (Raymond Avenue & Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103. Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets). Tickets are $75 for adults, $50 for kids 5-12, children under 5 can participate for free, plus parking ranging from $2-6. For more information call (424) 247-9666 or visit –PASADENA

MONday - May 21 Ask the Curator at The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (380 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 90016). Bring in your old photograph, document, book, quilt or any personal artifact from home and get helpful advice from the Curator on preserving your personal memorabilia. For more information call

VIEW FULL LIST OF EVENTS ON Our Website - Courtesy photo / LitFest Pasadena Facebook

- Calendar by Fabiola Diaz,

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TUEsday - May 22 Baby Rhyme Time at the Sierra Madre Public Library from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Designed just for babies, toddlers, and caregivers, this fun program introduces children to songs and stories. For more information call (626)


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WEDNESday - May 23 Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction & Southern California at the Pasadena Museum of History from noon – 5:00 p.m., (470 W. Walnut Street

Pasadena, CA 91103). This exhibit explores the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for students and Seniors, Members and children under 12 can enter free. For more information call (626) 577-1660 or visit -PASADENA

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TALKING TO CELLS Treating patients with engineered cells may one day become as common as treating them with drugs is now. Dr. Mikhail Shapiro will discuss how to solve this problem by developing molecular “communications equipment” that will use methods such as ultrasound to remotely monitor cells’ activity and give them commands deep inside the body. Mikhail G. Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering; Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, Caltech Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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BoldPas: Another Way to Discover the History of Old Pasadena


VintageVibe Festival partners with CASA of LA, which advocates for neglected and abused children. - Courtesy photo

VintageVibe Festival Teams Up with CASA of Los Angeles for Arcadia Event VintageVibe Festival, a music and lifestyle event to be held at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, September 15th announced its partnership with regional organization, CASA of Los Angeles. Ticket buyers have the opportunity of donating to CASA of LA at the time of ticket purchase. Attendees will also have the opportunity to donate at the event as well as meet with some volunteers and organization staff. CASA of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization that mobilizes community volun-

teers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. CASA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has a support person and the opportunity to thrive. For more information about VintageVibe Festival please visit vintagevibefest. com or email Read More at,,,


n May 12th, Old Pasadena hosted the 2nd annual BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena. The event featured interactive art exhibits with over 25 art stops and activities. BoldPas is exposed to the public all over historic locations in Old Town Pasadena. I had the opportunity to explore this exhibit while learning the history of Pasadena. The walking tour was led by Julia Long, Founder and Tour Guide of Pasadena Walking Tours. Our meeting point was in front of Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, one of the earliest parks established in the City of Pasadena. The park was originally known as Library Park, for the first Library built for the city. The Library’s only surviving piece is the Entrance Arch that still stands today at the northwest corner of Memorial Park. After our quick encounter with Memorial Park we started our BoldPas trail down Big Bang Theory. This

alleyway, named after the comedy sitcom, was the original train trail in the City of Pasadena. You can make sense of the quirky alley once you realize there were once train tracks set there once upon time. As we walked through, this now paved railroad, we met with Todd Bank, a Los Angeles native and Founder of Waste Art. His feature ‘The Waste Parade’ is a zero-waste art installation made up of post-consumer waste materials. It was a fun way to lend tribute to the Tournament of Roses Parade, which gave our tour guide the segue to share with us a little bit of how the famous parade came to be. Established by the Valley Hunt Club, The Rose Parade was created as an attraction for the people in the Midwest back in 1890 and to showcase that in this new City of Pasadena you had all the components you needed to grow flowers year long. Read More at,,,

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Lance Sterling. - Courtesy photo / Sterling Venue Ventures LLC.

The Rose: Pasadena's Window into the Changing Landscape of Live Entertainment Ryan Christopher COLEMAN


wo years ago on Valentine’s Day a new venue opened in Pasadena—capacious, with an exciting calendar on the books, and staffed with a clutch of some of the southland’s most capable culinaries. The Rose has been a hit with Pasadena’s live music and foodie sets since folk legend Judy Collins headlined its grand debut. The Rose’s parent company, Sterling Venue Ventures, has enjoyed similar success since opening its flagship venue, The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. The Canyon Club opened in 2000; 18 years on, Sterling Ventures has expanded to five locations, most recently the 1,100 seat Canyon in Santa Clarita. A sixth venue (fifth carrying the Canyon moniker) is underway in the Inland Empire town of Montclair. What’s the secret to Sterling’s success? I caught up with the man behind the curtain himself, Lance Sterling, to anatomize exactly what it is about his string of high-dining and legacy rock fusion clubs that is breathing fresh air into the Southland’s nightlife landscape. “We’re not an entertainment company,” he tells me at the top, and repeats throughout our conversa-

tion, methodically. Sterling was pursuing a degree in engineering when his passion for live entertainment and venue entrepreneurship began to form. He joined the team behind House of Blues (entrepreneur turned guru-chaser Isaac Tigrett and actor Dan Aykroyd) early on, becoming integral to the chain’s rapid expansion. “The original vision got lost, or bought out,” Sterling explains, noting the structural shifts beginning to take place in the late '90s. House of Blues ballooned at manic speed, acquiring Universal Concerts from luxury giant Seagram’s in 1999, and by 2006 sold to Live Nation. “Being born in Woodstock…” he muses, turning a total insider’s view of the nation’s rapidly shifting live music and dining industry— the explosion of festival culture, the restructuring of music production and distribution around digital technology, the increasing ubiquity of radius clauses— but he shifts. “My concept is not to be a nightclub. We are a hybrid between a restaurant, a banquet hall, and a theater.” Sterling’s model puts a premium on the audience experience. “Can you imagine going to a House of Blues where the occupancy is 3000?” he asks. “No,” I tell him. “I don’t want to.” “Exactly,” he says. “You want to see Pat Benatar, say. You can see her at [a] Live

Nation show at the Santa Barbara Bowl and pay $500, and never see her again for a year.” Sterling is talking about radius clauses, a very old, but increasingly insidious fixture in booking, wherein entertainment producers require contracts that prohibit artists from returning to play within a certain time frame and geographic range after playing the producers’ event. Venues like The Rose leverage the cost that companies like Live Nation and AEG burden consumers with onto food and beverage. “What you’re paying at the door—your money is actually going to the band.” Sterling attracts high demand acts like Berlin, Air Supply, and The Ronettes by actually eliminating the radius clause altogether, offering in its place a regional circuit from Beverly Hills, to the Inland Empire, to the Rose City. Due to the growing interest in The Rose’s Pasadena Ballroom—an extravagant, 1,450 capacity space with “a million dollar sound system and a million dollar lighting system”—the venue is expanding their special events services: weddings, corporate events, engagement parties, and more. Hewing to the grand Pasadena tradition of corporate mistrust and local re-investment, it’s no surprise The Rose has found popular footing.

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Monrovia High senior Sam Williams and his friend, Megan Navarro, joined more than 100 students with special needs from across San Gabriel Valley donning boutonnieres, corsages, and formal wear as they enjoyed an afternoon of music at a Roaring Twenties themed prom on May 11 at Monrovia High School. For Williams, prom was all about getting a chance to show off his dance moves. “I’m having a lot of fun; I

Roaring Twenties themed prom for students with special needs from across the San Gabriel Valley.

love being with my friends,” Williams said. “It will be sad to leave the school, but today I just want to dance with all of my friends.” Monrovia High leadership students served as paparazzi,

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streets for trees and the north/south ones for flowers (I know the Myrtle is a tree, but it is a flowering tree). It is likely that the founders selected this land for their new town based on the knowledge most of them had with railroads. The land they selected was ideal for a right of way, and in 1887 the

Los Angeles and San Gabriel Railroad was established. Ultimately, this railroad was sold to Santa Fe and the railroad came through town. By the end of 1887 the community was continuing to grow, but a threat was arising: Demon Alcohol, a saloon, was considering opening in the area. The community petitioned Los Angeles County for incor-

3 Myths About Detoxes Debunked By Dr. Tamika Henry, MD, MBA Everyone is getting ready for summer and that means trying to lose those extra winter pounds fast. You might even be thinking you should do a detox... let’s chat about that. Here are a few myths you might believe are true about doing a detox and what you should really do instead. Myth #1: You don’t need to do a Detox because your body already does that for you. One of the comments I hear most often when I suggest someone do a detox is “my body already does that.” And, you know what, they’re half right. Our bodies do cleanse and detox themselves, in fact, we have multiple organs that help to accomplish that very task, like our liver, kidneys, and lungs. But, and this is a pretty big but, the world is full of toxins that our bodies didn’t interact with even just 50 years ago. We come into contact with thousands of chemicals every day, not to mention the hundreds of synthetic chemicals we put into our bodies on a daily basis with the foods we eat. So, yes our bodies were designed to handle cleaning the toxins out of our systems and taking them out with the trash, but they just can’t handle the toxin overload that our modern lifestyles inflict on them. Finally, I want to stress something here - doing a detox is more than just getting rid of the bad stuff. You have to add back the right stuff, or else the detox won’t have any benefit.

poration and in December of 1887 the Charter was approved. The first act of the new council was to prohibit the sale of alcohol. The first Mayor of the city was William Newton Monroe. At that time, Monrovia became only the fourth incorporated town in Los Angeles County after Los Angeles itself, Pasadena, and Santa Monica.

A look at a past parade during the Monrovia Days celebration.

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District, and Centre Stage have coordinated a weekend full of activities including: a parade to honor the Scholars and Champions from the Monrovia Unified School District, performances by the city’s youth, the Famous Pie Eating Contest, live musical entertainment, a beer garden, carnival foods, games, and carnival rides. If you purchase your tickets in advance online you will receive a $5

Myth #2: A Juice or Liquid Detox Is the Most Effective Way To Detox Alright, time for from Dr. Tamika straight talk: if you’ve done the lemon juice and maple syrup cleanse, you’ll only see short term results. Let me explain something clearly to you: Liquids are not whole foods. Simple right? I can see that puzzled look on your face so let me break it down for you (or in this case, not break it down… get it? Don’t worry, you will in a second.) What I mean is that a liquid cannot contain all of the good stuff that healthy food has in it. Why? Because you’re breaking down cell walls and throwing away all of the “yucky” stuff that has the nutrients your body needs in it! Without those nutrients (like the vitally important Fiber), what you’re drinking it liquid sugar - not something you want when you’re trying to do a detox. Myth #3: Detoxing is just about food. Here’s a key point I want you to remember: Everything is connected...when it comes to your health anyway. So, what do I mean by that? Detoxing is about more than just what enters your body via your mouth. In fact, I’m willing to say that the other two aspects of a real detox are more important than the food. Those were your mental health and your environmental health. I want to talk about mental health for just a second. As I was saying in last myth, if your mindset is off, doing a detox isn’t going to help you achieve your real health goals because you are looking at it the wrong way.

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discount, but remember that your wristband must be picked-up at the Ticket Booth at Library Park starting May 18th at 4:30 p.m. Ticket Prices -Unlimited 3 Day Wristband: Pre-Sale: $35 | Day of (at Library Park): $40 -Unlimited 2 Day Wristband: Pre-Sale: $25 | Day of (at Library Park): $30 -Unlimited 1 Day: $15 | Day of (at Library Park): $20 Carnival rides will kick-off on Friday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. The annual

Parade honoring the Scholars and Champions from MUSD starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. The Merengue Pie Eating Contest will be on Saturday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m., with $500 in cash prizes. Performances by the city’s youth, carnival food, game booths, and the dunk tank will be available all three days. For more information visit the City’s website or the event website. You won’t want to miss this weekend-long community celebration.

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Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. Seventy-nine percent of their clients are at, or below, the National Poverty Level. The number of people served by the organization has more than tripled over the last five years, making community funding, contributions, and volunteer support more critical than ever. The demand for help has been overwhelming over the past few years and Foothill Unity outgrew its old location just east of the new building. A major capital fundraising effort began years ago and the result can be seen firsthand. The new building is located at 790 West Chestnut in Monrovia. For more information call (626) 358-3486.


EARN MORE. BE MORE. In recent weeks, volunteers from Monrovia PD as well as local realtors like Keller Williams helped with the landscaping for the new Foothill Unity Center facility. – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

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you liked for a $5 donation. This, of course, gave kids and parents energy to participate in the Junior Firefighter Challenge, which was wildly popular. Firefighters helped eager kids (both boys and girls) dress up with miniature firefighter turnouts and hats to navigate through a series of aptitude tests including carrying a ladder, moving a heavy hose line, and extinguishing a house fire. Monrovia and Verdugo Firefighters helped kids experience a day in the life of a firefighter by getting aboard a fire engine, listening to calls from dispatch, and just being up-close-and-personal with all the amazing firefighting equipment these brave men and women use daily to protect Monrovia. Monrovia Fire has protected the city for over 100 years.

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Arcadia’s Arroyo Pacific Academy Celebrates Grand Opening of New Campus Dedicated and passionate teachers, excellent new learning environment, outstanding educational opportunities, and more are all within walking distance from the Arcadia Metro Station and Transit Plaza. Arroyo Pacific Academy celebrated its 20th anniversary with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for its new campus located at 325 North Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia. In honor of the event, Congresswoman Judy Chu presented the school and Philip Clarke with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition and Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay presented the school with a proclamation from the City of Arcadia. Commen-


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Pasadena City College Named Among 10 Finalists for 2019 Aspen Prize Pasadena City College was named as one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Focused solely on student

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Is a Four-Year Degree Worth the Investment? May s. ruiz


he National Center for Education Statistics estimates that colleges and universities will award 1.9 million Bachelor’s degrees this month. And the graduation season is a timely opportunity to make an assessment of how much it costs to get a four-year degree, what it means to have one, and what good it does for all. According to the College Board, during the 20172018 school year, in-state students paid an average of $9,970 on tuition and fees at a public university; out-ofstate students paid $25,620. Students who attended private non-profit four-year colleges and universities paid an average of $34,740. After factoring in transportation and living expenses, a four-year degree at a public school costs an in-state student about $83,080 while an out-ofstate student pays $145,680; and a private non-profit college sets a student back approximately $187,800 for

Approximately 1.9 million college students will be earning their Bachelor’s degree this year. - Courtesy photo / Francois Kilchoer

a four-year degree. Many students have to borrow money to be able to pay for college and today over 44 million Americans hold a total of $1.4 trillion in student loan, according to the College Board. The runaway costs of getting an undergraduate diploma, coupled with the astounding debt students take on before they even have a viable way of repaying it; have made many people question if the investment is

really worth it. In September last year, NBC News and Wall Street Journal conducted a national survey of social trends among 1,200 adults. When asked if Americans agreed that a four-year degree ‘is worth the cost because people have a better chance to get a good job and earn more money over their lifetime,’ 49 percent concurred. However, 47 percent said a degree is not worth the cost ‘because

bourn School, a pre-K to 8th grade independent school in San Gabriel, and Peter Bachmann of Flintridge Preparatory School, a 7th to 12th grade school; Myra McGovern, Vice-President of the National Association of Independent Schools; David Burge, President of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors; and Cynthia Shapiro, a respected Southland career coach. There is much evidence

people often graduate without specific job skills and with a large amount of debt to pay off.’ Those numbers varied from the findings of a CNBC survey in a June 2013 when 53 percent of Americans said a four-year degree is worth the cost, while 40 percent said it is not. To help give perspective to the debate that’s now going on, I spoke with two Pasadena-area heads of school – Dr. Nafie of Clair-

that a college degree remains the strongest financial investment a person can make, as voiced by all my respondents, and I am in total agreement with them. However, happiness and success aren’t predicated upon acquiring one. There are other ways of getting an education and making a living. And a fulfilling and satisfying life isn’t measured by one’s job title or how much wealth one has accumulated. Our responsibility as parents and educators is to guide our children to make education choices based on their dreams and passions because it is by following those, and succeeding in them, that they can do the most good for themselves and, hopefully, for the world.

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ife can get hectic with work, school, traffic or kids. When this happens one must remember the importance of keeping the mind, body, and soul in good form. To help keep my Zen in the right place, I love to visit Glen Ivy Hot Springs, a soothing sanctuary located in the majestic rolling hills of Corona, about 50 miles southeast of Pasadena. The luxurious spa features natural spring mineral baths, a large therapeutic mud pit, 19 pools, Jacuzzi's, saunas, fitness classes, and a host of traditional and exotic massages and body treatments. There is also a gourmet restaurant, quick stop café, gift shop and acres of lush gardens that inspire relaxation and inner peace. My recent getaway to Glen Ivy began when a friend and I checked-in at the front desk and were led to the Bath House, where we changed into swimsuits and plush Glen Ivy robes. The men’s and women’s Bath House

A Day in Paradise at Glen Ivy Hot Springs features lockers, showers, toiletries, an indoor Roman Bath, Jacuzzis, a steam room, and lounge areas with TVs. The women’s area has an indoor pool. After changing we headed for a soak in the historic mineral baths. First used by local Native Americans, the naturally flowing waters from Coldwater Canyon in the Temescal Valley have been a source of relaxation for hundreds of years. Rich with minerals, the sulfurous hot water comes up from the ground into a series of tubs, where guests soak in 104-degree pleasure. The minerals in the water are absorbed through the skin, while the heat soothes the muscles. After 20 rejuvenating minutes in the mineral baths we ventured to Club Mud, a unique outdoor mud pit where a mountain of red clay rises in the middle of a large warm pool. Here, we meticulously covered our bodies and face in mud and then sat in a cave-like drying chamber with other guests as the substance dried and caked on our skin. Once the mud dried, we stepped into an outdoor shower and

washed it all off with Glen Ivy’s lavender-scented body cleansing gel. Since ancient times, red clay has been used as a purifying agent for the skin. Glen Ivy says the mud draws impurities from the pores, while releasing waste and dead skin cells and tightening and revitalizing the skin. All I know is that when I left Club Mud, my skin felt clean and very soft. Our next stop was lunch at The Ivy Kitchen, the resort’s signature restaurant. Blending market freshness with stylish dining, the eatery offers tasty and healthy sandwiches, wraps, burgers, soups, salads, and more. While dining on a serene patio surrounded by trees and the sound of trickling water, I enjoyed a seared rare Ahi tuna burger with wasabi and sesame soy aioli, and cucumber Asian slaw on a toasted brioche bun. My friend had a Greek chicken lavash wrap with herbmarinated chicken breast, Kalamata olives, organic greens, red onion, cucumber, tomato, grilled artichoke hearts and yogurt spread. After lunch we grabbed a couple of Bloody Mary’s from

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hortly after a training session last week, a man came up to me with a question. He was two weeks into a weight loss challenge with a friend, and so far he’d dropped 16 pounds of weight. I was impressed, but also slightly skeptical of how he accomplished that. He asked me how he could speed up this process over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, the truth that I shared probably won’t help him win his challenge, but it may help him achieve real, long-term success. After asking for more information, I found out that this man had drastically reduced his overall caloric consumption, which also led to a large loss of water weight. Accompanied with running multiple times a week, he was able to drop from 190 pounds down to 174 in just two weeks. Results like that rarely last. I broke down a couple of mistakes that he made and


I’ve seen, over and over again, people chasing a quick fix to their body fat concerns; the result is the same

all sort of negative side effects such as irritability, depression, binge behaviors, and emotional distress. These severe side effects are commonly seen, on a lesser intensity, from people who pursue temporary diets. Malnutrition from diets The benefit of a challenge is that it gives us a newfound drive and competitiveness that we lack when trying to succeed as an individual. Unfortunately, when people focus too much on these diet challenges, they begin taking drastic measures

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recommended a more stable approach that will pay off better in the long run. The 3 mistakes: Extreme Caloric Deficit We know now that to lose weight, we simply need to consume fewer calories than we exert. If calories out exceeds calories in, then the pounds should start shedding like butter, right? Although that applies well


that can have serious consequences on their health. When caloric consumption is dropped to an extreme, people tend to forget that balance plays an enormous role in a healthy diet. This man lowered his protein and fat intake to nearly negligible amounts, and instead, focused on a moderately-low carbohydrate consumption to get him through his day. This might help temporarily curb the irritability, but can cause muscle degeneration, over extended periods, in addition to a host of other problems.

as a general rule of thumb, he hit a roadblock that most people experience with this theory. The standard energy in vs. energy out model is a simple and useful equation to figure out where to start when fat loss is the goal. I mean, all we have to do is lower the calories in and we’re set to go right? Not so simple. There is a certain


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Signs It’s Time for a Midlife Career Change



f you’re like most people, you think you’re the only one. Everything was fine for the first twenty years of your career. You were focused. You were happy. You were going up the ladder. Then, you hit an age. Maybe it was thirty, or forty, or fifty, but suddenly everything changed. You are no longer happy at your current job. Something just isn’t right. But, nothing has really changed all that much. And, somehow you just aren’t satisfied. It’s so confusing. Chances are good that you worked your entire career to get to where you are. You’re at the top of the mountain and, yet, it seems like maybe you were climbing up the wrong mountain. It can make you question everything you’ve worked for. If this has happened to you, don’t worry. You’re not alone. I talk to multiple

Growth and change are both good things and they’re an inevitable part of life. - Courtesy photo

people every single day who are having this very same experience. We’re all just so secretive that we don’t talk about these feelings and thoughts out loud to each other. I wish we would. But, it seems that this kind of sharing might seem to indicate that we have failed in some way. I prefer to look at it a little different. It’s more like this: you’ve conquered your original goal (the first mountain), and now you’re ready for a new one.

The priorities in your life have shifted so maybe you are no longer as motivated by money. Perhaps your retirement account is at a good place or, alternatively, maybe money motivates you more. Perhaps you want to catch up on your retirement savings. Maybe you’ve learned more about yourself. You really don’t like managing people after all. Or, you really don’t want to work in a creative atmosphere where the expectation of producing

new content never seems to go away. Whatever it is, you’ve simply grown. You’ve changed. Growth and change are both good things and they’re an inevitable part of life. Making a change midcareer doesn’t mean you’ve failed. It doesn’t mean you’ll fail in the future. Your priorities have just evolved. It’s time to find something new that better aligns with your new goals and your new direction. Start small. You won’t find the answer tomorrow and you probably won’t find it in your head, thinking for hours, devising the perfect solution. The answer most likely doesn’t exist in any certain personality test either. Almost always, this career change happens by doing. It happens by getting out there and having conversations with other people in different lines of work. It happens by researching various companies. It happens by volunteering for projects outside of

your comfort zone. It happens by trying new things, to find what works and what doesn’t. Career change is not an easy process, but the journey will take you to where you’re meant to be: a new life that is in alignment with your current and future priorities.

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Man to be Arraigned for Murder, Carjacking in Parking Garage A 36-year-old man is scheduled to be arraigned today on one count each of murder and carjacking in a parking garage, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Mitchell Ray Castillo (dob 9/16/81) of Los Angeles is expected to appear in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Prosecutors said Castillo encountered victim Ricardo Mota on Dec. 11 in a parking garage near MacArthur Park, where the victim was killed following a physical confrontation. The defendant allegedly got into Mota’s pickup truck and drove away. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Division, spotted Castillo in the stolen truck and arrested him within hours of the incident. The District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Castillo on Dec. 13 in case BA463608. The criminal complaint includes allegations of five prior convictions out of Los Angeles County, among them burglary in 2013 and felony criminal threats in 2017. Castillo faces 75 years to life in prison if convicted as charged. Prosecutors recommended setting bail at more than $3.1 million. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Rampart Division.

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Monrovia City Notices NOTICE INVITING BIDS LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS CITY OF MONROVIA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monrovia is accepting bids for legal advertising for the City of Monrovia. Bids shall be submitted in an envelope marked “Legal Advertising 2018-2019, June 7, 2018, 10:00 AM” in the bottom left hand corner and shall be submitted to the City Clerk of the City of Monrovia, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016. Proposals shall be due no later than 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at which time they shall be publicly opened. Copies of the bid packet may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016, or by emailing Said specifications, proposal forms, and contract documents are hereby referred to and incorporated herein and made a part by reference and all quotations must strictly comply therewith. Any questions regarding the document may be posed in writing to the City Clerk, City of Monrovia, 415 S. Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016, or The City of Monrovia reserves the right to accept in whole or part or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities in the bid process, and all bids are binding for a period of ninety (90 days) after the bid opening and may be retained by the City for examination and comparison, as specified in the contract documents. The award of contract shall be made by the Monrovia City Council. /s/ Alice D. Atkins, CMC, City Clerk Publish May 17, 2018 MONROVIA WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF MONROVIA LIGHTING AND LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council appoints Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, City of Monrovia, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California as the time and place for the hearing of protests or objections to the proposed levy and collection of assessments against the assessable lots and parcels of land within the Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to hear and be heard. Any interested person may file a written protest with the City Clerk prior to the conclusion of the hearing, or having previously filed a protest, may file a written withdrawal of that protest. A written protest shall state all grounds of objection. A protest by a property owner shall contain a description sufficient to identify the property owned by the signer thereof. Written protests may be delivered in person to the City Clerk or may be mailed to the City Clerk at City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016. The City Council, at the public hearing, shall consider all oral statements and all written protests or communications made or filed by any interested persons. /s/ Alice D. Atkins, CMC, City Clerk Publish May 17, 2018 MONROVIA WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF MONROVIA PARK MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council appoints Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, City of Monrovia, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California as the time and place for the hearing of protests or objections to the proposed levy and collection of assessments against the assessable lots and parcels of land within the Park Maintenance District for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to hear and be heard. Any interested person may file a written protest with the City Clerk prior to the conclusion of the hearing, or having previously filed a protest, may file a written withdrawal of that protest. A written

protest shall state all grounds of objection. A protest by a property owner shall contain a description sufficient to identify the property owned by the signer thereof. Written protests may be delivered in person to the City Clerk or may be mailed to the City Clerk at City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016. The City Council at the public hearing shall consider all oral statements and all written protests or communications made or filed by any interested persons. /s/ Alice D. Atkins, CMC, City Clerk Publish May 17, 2018 MONROVIA WEEKLY

Public Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Thursday May 31, 2018 personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located At: StorAmerica – Duarte 2250 Central Ave Duarte CA 91010 2:00 pm Mendoza-Rosales, Christina M. Namba, Ryan All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 17th, of May and 24th of May 2018 by StorAmerica, 2250 Central Ave Duarte, Ca. 91010 office (626) 930-0036 Fax (626) 930-1396 5/17, 5/24/18 CNS-3130127# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Thursday May 31, 2018 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: StorAmerica – Arcadia 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 3:00 pm Jackson, Kathryn Gorden, Erik R. Oconnor III, James J. Brockman, Jane M. Gutierrez, Cornelius M. Janacua, Rosa Adkins, Greg Abilar Jr., James G.R. Fobbs J., Louis St, Juste, Gelda Lopez, David G. Magallanez, Jennifer M. Tellez, Edgar A. Medina Marisa G. Castaneda, Richard L. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 17th, of May and 24th, of May 2018 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA. 91006 (626) 303-3000 Fax (626) 3036470 5/17, 5/24/18 CNS-3130178# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE OF POLLING PLACES AND DESIGNATION OF CENTRAL TALLY LOCATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office located at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, California 90650 has designated polling places and will be the central tally location for the STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION scheduled to be held on JUNE 5, 2018. The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's facility and polling places shall be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on JUNE 5, 2018. Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Armenian, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai or Vietnamese regarding information in the notice may call (800) 481-8683. POLLING PLACES 0350005A FIRE STATION #107 79 W ORANGE GROVE AVE ARCADIA 91006 0350007A FIRE STATION #107 79 W ORANGE GROVE AVE ARCADIA 91006 0350008A RESIDENCE 1623 OAK HAVEN DR ARCADIA 91006 0350009A WESTFIELD SANTA ANITA 400 S BALDWIN AVE ARCADIA 91007 0350012A ARCADIA POLICE DEPARTMENT 250 W HUNTINGTON DR ARCADIA 91007 0350016A THE HILLS CHURCH 805 N 001ST AVE ARCADIA 91006 0350017A WESTFIELD SANTA ANITA 400 S BALDWIN AVE ARCADIA 91007 0350023A ARCADIA COMMUNITY CENTER 365 CAMPUS DR ARCADIA 91007 0350024A ARCADIA COMMUNITY CENTER 365 CAMPUS DR ARCADIA 91007 0350027A ARCADIA RETIREMENT VILLAGE 607 W DUARTE RD ARCADIA 91007 0350029B ARCADIA GARDENS HOTEL

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of PHILLIP SANTUCCI A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Clark E. Selters in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Clark E. Selters be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Admin-istration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many ac-tions 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 pro-posed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on June 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 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 representa-tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the Califor-nia Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney 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: J BENJAMIN SELTERS III ESQ SBN 082786 SELTERS & SELTERS 399 W MISSION BLVD STE K POMONA CA 91766 CN949158 SANTUCCI May 14,17,21, 2018 ARCADIA WEEKLY


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Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre Sports Aaron VALDEZ

Arcadia Volleyball Falls Short In CIF Quarterfinals


hile it was good while it lasted, the Arcadia boys’ volleyball team’s magical season came to a close as the Apaches were ousted by Saddleback Valley Christian in the CIF-SS Division 2 Quarterfinals on Saturday. Much like the other spring sports at Arcadia High School, including baseball, golf, and badminton, the boys’ volleyball team had its fair share of success this season. The Apaches posted one of their best seasons in recent memory, finishing with a 22-10 overall record and 6-4 Pacific League record, which were good enough for third place. Arcadia’s record at the end of the regular season clinched the team a Wildcard berth in the CIF playoffs. In that play-in match against Harvard-Westlake on May 5, the Apaches emerged victo-

Along with placing third in the Pacific League standings, the Muir baseball team used a six-game win streak to help clinch their first playoff berth in 35 years. – Courtesy Photo / Twitter @JohnMuirHS

STREAKING MUSTANGS END SIZABLE PLAYOFF DROUGHT The Apaches end their impressive run in CIF playoffs. - Courtesy Photo / Ryan Press’ Twitter @ryan_press_ahs

rious 3-1 and then moved on to defeat Temple City and Calvary Chapel in the following two rounds. Unfortunately for the Apaches, Saddleback Valley Christian thwarted their

deep playoff run in the quarterfinals. After losing the first two sets each by a score of 25-19, Arcadia won the third 25-20 before finally being eliminated in the fourth set.

Monrovia Makes Big Splash At League and CIF Meets To cap off its renaissance season under newly appointed Head Coach Julie Burns, the Monrovia swim program had a representative team qualify and compete in a CIF competition for the first time in over 12 years. Just last year, the future of Monrovia High School swimming was looking quite murky. However, once Burns was placed at the helm, she immediately turned the entire program around and reignited a fire within the team that was seemingly nonexistent in recent years. This season marked the first time in program history that all of Monrovia’s swimmers returned to the Rio Hondo League Finals after a successful showing at prelims. In particular, the boys’ relay team (Ryan Weiss, Grant Pierce, David Bughman, Jake Weiss and Tyler Regan) was the No. 4 seed heading into league finals but ended up coming in second place, shaving off three seconds from their previous best time. On top of already

The Apaches end their impressive run in CIF playoffs. - Courtesy Photo / Ryan Press’ Twitter @ryan_press_ahs

having considerations for CIF, the relay team’s performance during league finals guaranteed them a spot in postseason competition. In the CIF prelims, the boys finished 27th out of 36 teams with a time of 1:31.50, which was more than their seed time of 1:30.60. Needless to say, qualifying for CIF without any club swimmers, especially in Division 2, is a feat that has not only made Burns

extremely proud, but has also caught the attention from the rest of the community. “The coach from Temple City was like, ‘You gave them love for the sport again and the will to win. I’ve never seen them so happy and like a family and motivated. You brought that all back for them,’” Burns said of a conversation she had with the swim coach at rival school Temple City.

As powerhouses Crescenta Valley and Arcadia hog up most of the Pacific League headlines, the Muir baseball team (13-7-1) continues to fly under the radar, finishing the regular season on a six-game win streak to help clinch its first playoff berth in 35 years. The Mustangs turned out to be one of the most pleasant surprises in the grand scheme of Division 5 baseball. After losing five of its first eight games in league action, Muir

caught fire during the second half of the season, winning its last three series against Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena. The final two-game series against Pasadena last week boasted significant playoff implications, as the Bulldogs were only one game behind the Mustangs in the league standings. In the first game, Mustangs hurler Valente Vera put together a performance that would make angels blush.

The senior tossed a complete game with five strikeouts en route to a 5-0 victory. In the second leg of the series, Pasadena put up a better fight but the Bulldogs’ effort still wasn’t enough to stifle a determined Mustang squad as they lost 3-2. Muir placed third in the Pacific League standings, which earned them a first-round match-up with De Anza League champions Twentynine Palms (11-7-1) on Friday.

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