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ARCADIA SEABISCUIT PACIFICA PROJECT – PHASE 2 – CALLS FOR REVISED MIXED-USE PROJECT Council wants to see more renderings before final approval


efore giving the final green light to the $300 million hotel project at the former Santa Anita Inn site, Arcadia City Council decided on July 3 that they wanted to see more artists’ renderings of what Phase 2 will ultimately look like. One resident, during public comment, said that he felt “Mixed Use” is over-used in Arcadia and proposed that the city get more national retailers in the community instead of more condos and apartments. The applicant – Chateau Group - is also requesting to merge the two abutting properties at 100 and 180 W. Huntington Dr. into the Specific Plan area and change the General Plan Land Use Designation from “Commercial with Downtown Overlay”

to “Downtown Mixed Use,” revise the General Plan Land Use Map to reflect the changes, rezone the properties from “General Commercial with Downtown Overlay” to “Seabiscuit Pacifica Specific Plan,” and include a Height Overlay of H8 on 180 W. Huntington Dr. to allow a portion of the mixed-use building on that property. Mayor Pro Tem April Verlato and Councilman Tom Beck were somewhat hesitant to rubberstamp the new Phase 2 of the project. Both wanted to see a better representation of Phase 2 mixed-use. However, Councilmember Roger Chandler quipped “This is a $300 million dollar project, they don’t have a bunch of Rummies working there…” SEE PACIFICA PAGE 11

Applicant Robb MacMillan discusses the project at the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Meridian Project on June 27. - Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News


The next in a series of articles about the Arboretum’s Baldwin Lake, written by Galen Patterson, will appear in next week’s issue along with more details on the Tongva who have lived in the San Gabriel Valley for millennia. Typically, the Tongva moved with the seasons,

living in communities of between 50 and 500. Some villages are believed to have been more permanent and perhaps did not move much, if at all. Generally, these settlements would have been larger and close to an abundance of natural resources. The Los Angeles County Arboretum currently has a small section of the grounds depicting Tongva structures, called kiyas. Look for Patterson’s piece next week.

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Arcadia PD Holds National Night Out

Arcadia Beautiful Commission Begins Search for WaterSMART Heroes

Block Captains to coordinate NNO gatherings

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National Night Out (NNO) is on Tuesday, Aug. 7. NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. NNO

enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. On this night, neighborhoods across the nation will host block parties, cookouts, and SEE NIGHT OUT PAGE 10


Efficient water use is a way of life in Arcadia; since water is one of our most precious resources. The WaterSMART Hero Award celebrates those who have taken significant steps to make water conservation a way of life, and by doing so



‘Jungle Book’ at the Pasadena Playhouse Takes Us on an Exotic Journey

SGV Shootout 7on7 Passing League Tournament

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have achieved extraordinary water savings. Judged by the Arcadia Beautiful Commission, this annual program recognizes those who have made lasting changes, both inside and outside of their homes, to be more sustainable and improve water efficiency. Arcadia is located in SEE WATERSMART PAGE 10

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Children stay cool at Del Norte Park in West Covina. - Photo by Alex Cordero / Beacon Media News

Local Record Breaking HeatWaves Are Far From Over alex CORDERO




he first heatwave of 2018 started off on Friday, July 6 and several local cities had record breaking temperatures. Triple digit temperatures were reported in cities like Monrovia, Woodland Hills, and Burbank. The excessive heat also caused several fires throughout California leading Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in cities like Hornbrook and San Diego. Local community centers were prepared to provide cooling centers for locals trying to escape the heat. Do these new high-record temperatures really come as a surprise? Or have these climate changes remained an “inconvenient truth” for over ten years or more? The City of Monrovia had a total of 15-degree difference in temperatures in the last

twelve months. According to, last year Monrovia’s heat record was 98 F on July 6. This last Friday, Monrovia’s temperature was 113 F. Could it be possible that triple digit climate weather will be the new norm for our local cities? Local media reported that the Burbank Airport had an all-time record heat of 114 F with a previous record of 113 F set in September of 1971. Did you find yourself anywhere near these scorching hot cities last Friday? If so, how did you cope with the weather? The combination of dry, high winds and hot climate can be dangerous. As you may already be aware, these conditions only elevate the possibilities of causing brush fires. Fire departments are on alert and take precautions by notifying the public about possible fire warnings, and by evacuating residents who may be in harm’s way of a spreading fire. Several evacuations were set in place due to brush

fires this past Friday. Thousands of people were told by authorities they had to leave their homes because their communities were in danger. In some other cases, people were not allowed to go into their homes because of fires spreading rapidly and their homes being threatened by the blaze. Are you prepared in case of a fire emergency? Local cities were ready to provide local residents with cooling centers after several reports forecasting the heatwave. In Pasadena, the Jackie Robinson Center and Villa-Parke were among cooling centers residents could enjoy and escape the heat. Local libraries also offer a no cost cool environment for locals to relax in. Read More at,,,

The “Twirly Head” bank robber has reached a total of six robberies in three cities. – Courtesy photo / FBI

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‘Twirly Head’ Bank Robber Strikes Again in Pasadena Brings ‘Twirly Head’ bank robber to a total of six robberies The “Twirly Head” Bandit was linked to three more bank robberies over the weekend in the cities of Gardena, Norwalk, and Pasadena. Now wanted for a total of six,

authorities need your help to identify this suspect with a circular design on his head. Please call (310) 477-6565 any time with tips or information.

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The Monrovia Public Library is special community gathering place that makes a difference in the lives of children, teens, adults, and families of all kinds. Experience all that the Library has to offer by visiting in person at 321 S. Myrtle Ave., and if you have any questions, contact the Library at (626) 256-8274 Summer Reading 2018 Don’t let summer slide get you, keep your brain healthy by reading or listening to books all summer long. The Monrovia Public Library has tons of great books and audiobooks to keep you happy so drop by and sign up for Summer Reading. For

every seven days you read or engage in a reading activity, you get fun, free stuff including books, STEAM projects, and other prizes. Sign up at cityofmonrovia.beanstack. org or drop by the library. Summer SciLab: Robot Science - July 12, 2–3 p.m. in the Library Story Room. Stop in and experiment and the library's SciLab. Examine slides on microscopes; learn about circuits, and more. Experiments will rotate throughout the summer. This week's theme is Space Explorers. SciLab is designed for children grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. This weekly program is made possible by the SCLC

Join the Monrovia Public Library for Summer Reading and the chance to win fun prizes.  – Courtesy photo

Innovation Station grant in collaboration with Oak Crest Institute of Science. Weird Monrovia for Teens - July 13, 7–8:30 p.m. in the Library Community

Room. Discover the weird, unique, and quirky people and places of Monrovia. Hauntings, urban legends, and more odd facts abound.

Then, create your own zine about the weirdest thing that you learn. Make photo copies of your zine at the library to share weird Monrovia with the world. For teens in sixth through 12th grade. Snacks will be provided. Meditation Transformation Series - July 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Library Community Room. Do you want to feel less stressed, at ease, and happier? Join the library for an introduction to meditation for life balance and selfcare with a transformational coach. Learn techniques to feel less anxious, stressed, and overall more blissful.

Pasadena 100 Advocates for 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2035 Coalition to attend two important meetings July 18 and Aug. 23

The City of Arcadia will be hosting a free annual summer concert and movie series. - Courtesy photo

This Week’s Line-Up for Arcadia’s Summer Concert Series The City of Arcadia’s free 2018 summer concert and movie series is approaching fast, so make sure you don’t miss out on the fun. The summer concerts and movies are both on Thursday evenings. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and movies at dusk on the west lawn between City Hall and the Police Department at 240 West Huntington Drive. This is fun for the entire family. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets and enjoy an evening outdoors. There is also a free fun zone, featuring games, crafts, and activities each week. In addition, the city is pleased to announce we will be having The Surfer Taco Food Truck at all of the events. The Surfer Taco truck has served the Los Angeles area for several years. Their menu includes a large variety of delicious items which are sure to fill you up and have you coming back for more. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Recreation and Community Services

Department. Please note parking is provided at City Hall and Santa Anita Race Track at Gate 5 only. For more information, please call (626) 574-5113. Below is the line-up for July 12: -Sharon & the Chevelles (50s and 60s) Sharon & the Chevelles have been delighting audiences since 2007, playing every summer during Hot August Nights in Reno, and also at concerts, car shows, nostalgia events, and dances throughout the West. The group performs a rockin’ tribute to the 50's & 60's, featuring your favorite songs from Elvis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, the Beatles, Dion, Lesley Gore, the Shirelles, Ricky Nelson, & more. -“Beauty and the Beast” (PG) Enjoy this animated classic where a beast in a castle has until the last petal falls off an enchanted rose to learn how to love. Is Belle the one who can draw him out of his cold-hearted isolation?

Over 20 local environmental organizations have joined together to help the City of Pasadena shape an energy future free of fossil fuels and the pollution they cause. Under the banner of Pasadena 100, these organizations are advocating for 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, a goal that is now within easy reach because of technological breakthroughs in wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources. As a coalition, they are preparing to attend two important city-sponsored meetings on the Power Integrated Renewal Plan (IRP); which is required by the State of California and will shape Pasadena's energy future for the next 20 years. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. on July 18 at Pasadena's Main library on

Of particular concern to Pasadena 100 are the social costs of inaction. - Courtesy photo

Walnut, while the second opportunity to comment will be at the same time on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Hastings Ranch Library. For the past two years, Pasadena 100 has been meeting with local city officials to share climate change research as well as examples of successful

efforts by other communities to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Of particular concern to Pasadena 100 are the social costs of inaction, especially those impacting human health and the environment. For more information on Pasadena 100, please go to

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Red Cross in Arcadia Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donors

“The Heafulness Way” co-author Joshua Pollock will lead a group meditation to close the event. - Courtesy photo

Morning Meditation, Music, and Inspiration in Pasadena Heartfulness trainer and author Joshua Pollock will be at the Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena, located at 150 N. El Molino Ave., on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a morning of music, meditation, and inspiration. The Southern California Heartfulness group is hosting this free event with Pollock, co-author of the international best seller “The Heartfulness Way.” The book has been released

in the U.S. and is on its way to becoming a New York Times Best Seller. This event includes an interview with Pollock that will be conducted by Peter Bedard, author of “Convergence Healing.” Harpist Jessica Brizuela will also perform. It will close with a guided group meditation by Pollock. According to the Center, “The Heartfulness Way” is building on ageless oral tradition as Kamlesh D.

Patel – widely known as Daaji and the fourth guru in the Heartfulness tradition – reveals the ancient secrets of meditation for a wellintegrated life. Through a series of conversations between a teacher and a student, Daaji reveals his principles of Heartfulness practice and philosophy to Pollock. For additional information, email or

An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives. The Red Cross escalated its call for blood and platelet donors after a difficult Independence Day week for donations. There were approximately 550 fewer blood drives organized by businesses and other community groups that week than during a typical week as individuals across the country celebrated the holiday and enjoyed summer activities. This could equate to as many as 15,000 fewer donations than needed, causing donations to now be distributed to hospitals faster than they come in. This need is especially critical for type O blood donors. Type O is the most in-demand blood type and often the first to be depleted from hospital shelves during a shortage. Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine

The Red Cross needs you to donate. - Courtesy photo

the blood type of patients in the most serious situations. Type O positive is the most common blood type and can be transfused to Rh-positive patients of any blood type. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call (800) RED-CROSS (7332767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate. Upcoming blood donation

opportunities: Alhambra -July 20: 10:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. at Alhambra Masonic Lodge, located at 9 W Woodward. -July 31: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, located at 100 S Raymond Ave. Arcadia -July 16: 2-7 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, located at 1881 S. 1st Avenue. -July 30: 1-7 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.



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True pride of ownership can only describe this immaculate home, view of nature and the mountains. Nicely upgraded kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, breakfast area. With 2 bedrooms, upgraded bath with tile shower. Covered patio, private in ground pool, water fall, fire pit. Hardwood flooring. Single level, attached garage. (A1928)

Stunning view home is situated in the secluded gated community of Terrace View Estates. Vaulted two story ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Custom Crown molding in living room with gorgeous marble fireplace. Formal dining room with French doors.Gourmet kitchen, family room with entertainment center. Master suite, walk-in closets. Attached 3 car garage. (T308)




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Beautiful single story 1928 English Tudor home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Great floor plan, high ceilings. Large living room with ornate brick fireplace. Dining area and den. Large kitchen with center island and breakfast bar. Hardwood flooring throughout. Huge attic for storage above home and garage. Gorgeous front and backyard, detached garage with studio. Concrete patio area, basketball court, putting green. (T1198)


Two story Mediterranean style home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus office/5th bedroom. Walk-in closets, spacious floor plan. Gourmet kitchen with dark maple cabinets. Cherry hardwood flooring. Ceiling fans, high ceilings. Italian ceramic tile floors downstairs. Attached 3 car garage. Private rear yard with covered patio and built-in BBQ, professional landscaped yard. Community pool. (V11523)


This ranch style home in the city Sierra Madre offers 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, gallery style kitchen, laundry area and one car garage. There are front and back covered porches where you can sit and relax. There is 750 sq.ft. of living space, on a 6600+ sq.ft. lot. The has many of the original features, nice size front and back yard and offers lots of opportunity to live-in, remodel or develop. This is a Probate Sale.


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ARCADIA July 2 Just after 12:27 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Peck Road and Clark Street for driving without the headlights on. A records check revealed the driver, a 22-yearold female from La Verne, was driving a stolen vehicle with a suspended license. She also provided the officer with false information to conceal her identity and did not have the required ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. July 3 Just before 12:03 p.m., an officer responded to the 12300 block of Lower Azusa Road regarding a grand theft report. The victim stated she attempted to pick up her package at the FedEx facility when the employees informed her that an unknown suspect had already picked it up. The loss is a $2,200 computer. The investigation is ongoing. July 4 At about 6:20 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of El Monte Avenue and Duarte Road regarding an 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. An investigation revealed two suspects had the stolen bait package and burglary tools in their black Ford Fusion. A 27-year-old male from San Bernardino and a 24-year-old male from Montebello were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The 24-year-old was also in possession of tear gas, a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia. July 5 Before 8:51 a.m., an officer responded to Springhill Suites, 99 North Second Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage

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revealed two suspects worked in concert to steal the victim’s purse as she sat in the lobby. Suspect 1 is described as a clean shaven Hispanic male. The second suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male, approximately 6’ tall. The investigation is ongoing. Around 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to T-Mobile, 1019 ½ South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed a lone suspect entered the store, used wire cutters to remove an iPhone from the display, and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 18 to 25-yearsold, 5’7”, medium build, with dark hair and cleanly shaven. The investigation is ongoing. July 6 At about 4:29 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Huntington Drive and Gateway Drive regarding a solo vehicle traffic collision. Upon contacting the driver, the driver had a difficult time clearly communicating. Through a series of field sobriety tests, the officer determined the suspect was likely under the influence of drugs. While searching the suspect, the officer located illegal controlled substances. The 21-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail . July 7 Shortly after 9:30 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Santa Rosa Road regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear glass door, ransacked the bedrooms, activated the alarm, and fled through the front door with an unknown amount of property. The investigation is ongoing. At approximately 9:47 p.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vandalism report. The victim engaged in an argument with a fellow driver over a parking spot. After returning to her vehicle a short time later, the victim discovered two large

scratches on her car. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

MONROVIA June 28 At 5:34 p.m., officers responded to a bank robbery in the 100 block of West Foothill. An adult male entered the bank and handed a note to the teller that said to give him all of the money and the teller complied. The suspect took the cash and fled the bank. Officers responded and searched the bank and the surrounding area, but the suspect was not located. The investigation was handed over to the FBI. June 29 At 9:51 a.m., a robbery was reported at a gas station in the 1600 block of South Myrtle. A male suspect entered the gas station and threatened the employee with a knife. The employee gave the suspect some cash and the suspect fled on foot. A witness saw the suspect enter the passenger side of a black SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Equinox with paper license plates. The investigation is continuing. At 9:10 p.m., a male subject called police and reported his ex-girlfriend was following him and had attempted to hit him with her vehicle. The subject was in the parking lot in front of the police station on the 100 block of East Lime. Officers responded and attempted to detain the female subject, who was still in her vehicle, but she fled and a short pursuit ensued. The suspect drove to her family’s residence on Sherman and exited her vehicle, where she was arrested for evading and assault with a deadly weapon/vehicle. June 30 At 1:10 a.m., officers responded to reports of approximately 20 vehicles doing donuts in a shopping center parking lot in the 600 block of West Huntington. When the officers arrived, they observed a vehicle driving recklessly and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled, leading of-

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ficers on a brief pursuit. The vehicle yielded after colliding with the pursuing police vehicle, causing minor damage. The driver, a male juvenile, was arrested and taken into custody. He was booked and later released to his parents on a citation to appear in court on the charges. At 6:24 p.m., Monrovia police located a wanted vehicle and conducted a felony stop in the 100 block of West Duarte, as the suspect was listed as armed and dangerous. The driver was a named suspect wanted by the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for assault with a firearm on a deputy. The driver was detained and the Sheriff’s Department was notified. East Los Angeles deputies arrived on scene, arrested the suspect and took him into custody. July 1 At 11 a.m., an employee of a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington called police to report a female subject who used a fraudulent credit card to purchase a room. Officers arrived and spoke with the subject, who wasn’t forth coming with information. Officers then contacted an out-of-state victim, who confirmed his credit card was compromised and had been used by the female subject. The female was arrested for identity theft. July 2 At 12:22 p.m., a boyfriend and girlfriend were in a verbal argument that escalated in the 500 block of Sombrero. Sometime during the argument, the girlfriend grabbed her hot hair iron and clamped it around her boyfriend’s arm, causing a burn

on his forearm. Paramedics responded. The female was arrested and taken into custody for domestic violence. At 9:34 p.m., police responded to the report of a domestic violence incident in the 600 block of East Lime. A male and female at the location were arguing, due to female’s use of marijuana. The subjects are married and sometime during the argument, the female reached out to grab her husband’s cell phone and caused an abrasion to his arm. She then punched her husband in the face, causing a mark on his lip. She was arrested for domestic violence.

Key Vita Dr. July 4 In the area of Sierra Madre / Baldwin, officers responded to a call at about 6:32PM of a reckless driver. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted due to a vehicle code violation. During the traffic stop, the driver became unresponsive. The Sierra Madre Fire Department responded and transported the driver to the hospital. During a vehicle inventory, illicit narcotics were discovered and the vehicle was impounded. Due to the driver being incapacitated, charges will be sought through filing. July 5

At 11:23 p.m., a husband and wife got home from the store and were unloading their vehicle in the 100 block of West Cypress. As the husband was about to close the rear hatch, he was approached from behind by a male suspect who demanded his money and grabbed at his wallet, which was in his pants pocket. The suspect then pushed the husband from behind, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the vehicle. The suspect then fled the location. The wife heard the commotion and came to help her husband up, but realized he was bleeding on his left side. They both realized he had been stabbed in the torso. They drove to a hospital and police were notified.

SIERRA MADRE July 2 At about 10:27AM a theft of Amazon packages was reported from the front door of a residence in the 500 block of

The driver of a car was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license at 8:41AM in the 100 block of S. Baldwin Ave. The driver additionally had two warrants for his arrest and was taken into custody. He was transported and booked at the Pasadena PD jail. July 7 Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Sturtevant Dr. at about 1:17PM for a suspicious vehicle in the area with two occupants who were taking mail from a mail box. Officers arrived in the area and located a vehicle matching the description parked in a driveway. A male and female subject were standing near the vehicle. During the investigation, several pieces of mail were located inside the vehicle with addresses from Sierra Madre and local San Gabriel Valley cities. It was later discovered the vehicle where the mail had been located had been fraudulently purchased. Both subjects were arrested.

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these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. That’s why it’s critical that you read this report before you list your home. If you wait until the building inspector flags these issues for you, you will almost certainly experience costly delays in the close of your home sale or, worse, turn prospective buyers away altogether. In most cases, you can make a reasonable preinspection yourself if you know what you’re looking for, and knowing what you’re looking for can help you prevent little problems from growing into PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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It’s important to stay hydrated during heat waves. - Courtesy photo

- A heat wave is defined as a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather. - Excessive heat is determined by Heat Index Value, or what the temperature feels like to the human body. - If you have an outdoor pet make sure they have plenty of cold water and areas where they can cool off. - Leaving pets and children in a hot car can be extremely dangerous. - Extreme heat can cause cramps, swelling, and fainting.

- Young children and seniors are most likely to experience heat-related illness. - Urban areas have higher temperatures during the summer; this is referred to as “Urban Heat Island.” This is because buildings, roads, and other infrastructure are absorbing solar energy; resulting in higher temperatures. - Heat waves can and will cause blackouts and power outages. - Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating a salty snack to help replace the salt the body loses when it sweats.


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FRIday - JULY 13 Citizenship Clinic at Santa Anita Family YMCA, July 13 from 11 a.m. – 3p.m (555 Mountain Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). During the clinic, individuals can meet with volunteer attorneys for naturalization applications, immigration screening, basic advice, assistance, and/or referrals. Admission is free but registration is required. For more information and to make an appointment, call (323) 739-8093. –MONROVIA

Sri Lanka Day

July 14 @ 10 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Back to the Future at One Colorado, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. (41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103). Arrive early to secure a seat and watch this ‘80s classic. Admission is free. For more information, visit - PASADENA

SATURday - JULY 14Colorado Street Bridge Party 2018 at Colorado Street Bridge, July 14 from 6-11:30 p.m. (504 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105). Pasadena Heritage hosts this community celebration full of a variety of foods, rare automobiles, live music, and a plethora of activities. Advanced tickets are available through July 13 for the following prices: $20 for nonmembers, $18 for members, $10 for children - between seven and 12-years-old - of nonmembers, and $8 for children of members. For more information, visit – PASADENA Summer Dance Festival at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, July 14 from 5-9 p.m. (188 Campus Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007). The fourth annual Summer Dance Festival will feature raffles, giveaways, ice cream, cupcake trucks, booths, and a DJ taking requests. General admission for this event is free. For more information, visit - ARCADIA

Sunday - JULY 15 Summer Concert at Library Park, July 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. (321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Pack up your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy classic rock hits courtesy of Alumni Acoustic. This event is free for the public. For more information, visit – MONROVIA FIFA World Cup final game at Altadena Ale & Wine House, July 15 at 8 a.m. (2329 Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena, CA 91001). Watch the much anticipated final match of the World Cup on a big screen among the euphoria of other fans. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (626) 794-4577. -ALTADENA Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, at 2:30 p.m. (87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). For the first time in 30 years, this Tony-nominated countrified musical returns to the Los Angeles area. General admission is $45 for adults, $40 for

Thousands of Angelenos turn out annually to enjoy the unique and colorful culture of the Sri Lankan people. – Courtesy photo / Sri Lanka Day

Sri Lanka Day at Pasadena City Hall, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (100 Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). The 12th Annual Sri Lanka Day celebrates the sights, sounds, and flavors of the island with dance troupes, a fashion show, musical acts, an exotic food festival, a “Pageant of Lanka” parade with floats, and pop-up booths. Admission is free to the public. For more information, please visit – PASADENA


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seniors, and $25 for youth under the age of 21. For more information, visit or call (626) 355-4318. – SIERRA MADRE

MONday - JULY 16 Introduction to the Innovation Lab at Pasadena Central Library, at 5 p.m. (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). As part of AstroFest 2018, learn how to use the library’s 3D printers, digital sewing and embroidery machines, laser cutter, and 3D carving machine. This event is free with a valid Pasadena Public Library card. For more information, visit - PASADENA

TUEsday - JULY 17 Three-dimensional printing, virtual reality, and tabletop board game night at the Sierra Madre Public Library, from 5-8 p.m. (440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Step into a virtual world, enjoy a board game with friends, or learn how to use the two new 3D


printers at the library. For more information, call (626) 355-7186. –SIERRA MADRE

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emotional development. Admission is free but registration is required. For more information visit or call (626) 821-5567. -ARCADIA

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Women Leaders in Law Enforcement of Los Angeles County at The Monrovian Restaurant, July 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (534 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). This is an opportunity to hear from two tenured Los Angeles County Police Chiefs about what they look for in their personnel when making promotional decisions. Tickets range from $20-$25. For more information, visit -MONROVIA

Marc Maron at The Ice House, July 19 at 8 p.m. (24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). Marc Maron - who has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, and two Comedy Central Presents specials – will treat everyone in attendance to his comedic talents. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit –PASADENA

Pop-Up Community Arts Workshop: Music, Motion, and Math at the Arcadia Public Library, July 18, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. (20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006). This session will encourage and nurture each child’s ability to carry out three artistic processes, namely, creating, performing, and responding with an age-specific STEM-based curriculum which is fun, creative, and appropriate for building a strong foundation of language development and social-

The Joke Gym Open Mic at Pacific Plate Brewing Company, July 19 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (1999 South Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Comedy fans will enjoy a diverse line-up of comedians working on new materials in five-minute sets. Admission is free and there is beer available for purchase. For more information call (626) 239-8456 or visit -MONROVIA

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What Does Phase Two of Studio Movie Grill Renovations Bring to Monrovia? Jackie Gonzales


exas based company Studio Movie Grill has been working to change the average theater going experience and turn dinner and a movie into a one stop endeavor. Come fall of 2018, Monrovia residents will be able to test the new experience first-hand, as the company looks to finish the second stage of renovations of the old Krikorian Theater. Studio Movie Grill’s (SMG) vision and creation revolve around providing full restau-

rant food service throughout one’s cinematic viewing. This means that appetizers, entrées, and even deserts are made readily available to movie-goers as they watch their favorite superhero in action. Not only that, SMG also boasts a full bar for additional pre or post film drinks, which can also be brought directly to one’s seat during the movie. On average, the price for a Friday or Saturday dinner and a movie for two adults is $70. This includes the price of the ticket, popcorn, and an entrée for each person. So what does this mean for residents and those who enjoy exploring

Studio Movie Grill plans to improve upon the date nights many had at the Krikorian Theater. 

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downtown Monrovia? First and foremost, SMG provides movie-goers with more options. The theater runs entirely on reserved seating, allowing one to show up right on time rather than early to get a good seat. If you are one who wishes to shop the boutiques of Old Town Monrovia or explore the Friday Night Street Fair, you need not worry about allotting extra time. The additional convenience of theater seat service means no waiting in lines for your basic concessions either. The added time savings will allow local residents more time to hit their favorite stores

on Myrtle Avenue. Alternatively, seeing the newest films at SMG can allow families to enjoy their movie viewing and dinner all at once, helping to stave off the restlessness of young children. Once renovations are complete, the American grill within the theater will boast a fairly large menu that includes burgers, pizzas, and even Bento boxes for adults, as well as a kid’s menu with many of the same options. Read More at,

Pasadena’s Mt. Wilson Observatory Presents a Classical Music Concert On Sunday, Aug. 5, Mt. Wilson Observatory will present the fourth in its summer season of concerts in the 100-Inch Telescope Dome on Mount Wilson above Pasadena. The Lyris String Quartet will perform music by David Hertzberg, Joseph Haydn and more. The Lyris Quartet is a Los Angeles based string quartet, created from a conversation between violinist Alyssa Park, who has enjoyed an

illustrious career as an international soloist and is the youngest prizewinner in the history of the Tchaikovsky International Competition and violinist Shalini Vijayan who has built a career as an advocate of modern music as a member of Grammy nominated groups, Absolute Ensemble and Southwest Chamber Music. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds, these musicians chose to form a

string quartet that could encompass their love for both standard and modern repertoire and commission works from living composers. Violist Luke Maurer and cellist Timothy Loo, both highly esteemed performers in Los Angeles joined the group, and Lyris was formally founded in 2008. On the program will be the Haydn Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2, also known as the “Fifths” referring to a falling

pattern of perfect fifths at the start. This quartet is composed in four movements and is predominantly in the key of D minor. Eric Tanguy Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello is a work by one of the most widely performed and broadcast French composers of our day. Read More at,

The 100” Hooker Telescope located in the telescope dome at Mt. Wilson Observatory . - Courtesy photo / Van Webster

Left to Right) Kaitlin Aquino as Antigone and Mark Peterson as Creon. – Courtesy photo / Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation

Arcadia’s New Theatre Company Presents Modern Adaptation of Greek Drama ‘Antigone’ Professionals integrate emerging artists in Arcadia’s first professional Vaulting Ambition Theatre Company Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation will debut the fast-paced modern adaptation of the famous Greek classic “Antigone” at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Directed by award-winning Whitney LaBarge of Arcadia Stage, the production features Kaitlin Aquino as princess Antigone fresh from her captivating lead role in “The Giver,” Holly-

wood actor Mark Peterson portraying the tyrant uncle Creon, and a stellar cast bringing to life profound themes of loyalty, justice, betrayal, and family honor. “Antigone” is the premiere performance of Vaulting Ambition, Arcadia's new theatre company that integrates professionals, side-by-side with emerging talent. For maximum immersion, the production

takes place in the intimate Black Box Theatre with only 80 seats per performance. For more details and ticket information, visit or call the box office at (626) 821-1781. Performance dates are July 12 and 13 at 8 p.m., and July 15 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are: $15 student admission, $25 general admission, and $30 VIP.

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Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies Headline Arcadia Americana Festival Arcadia hosts its first outdoor country festival with Knott’s Berry Farm’s favorite bluegrass band

Levin Valayil as Mowgli. - Courtesy photo / Gary W. Sweetman

‘Jungle Book’ at the Pasadena Playhouse Takes Us on an Exotic Journey May s. ruiz


udyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” takes us to the exotic, adventurous, and magical world of Mowgli and other wildlife creatures. This play adaptation, written and directed by Rick Miller and Craig Francis, will have its West Coast premiere on Tuesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 29, at the Pasadena Playhouse, after a successful threeweek run at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. Staged by Canadian company Kidoons and WYRD Production, in association with The 20K Collective, “Jungle Book” features familiar characters including Baloo the Bear, Kaa the snake, and introduces other colorful inhabitants of Kipling’s books. Very much a theatrical adaptation, this play employs a rich soundscape, immersive multimedia, inventive puppetry, and a variety of new and traditional theatrical traditions to transport audiences to the world's jungles. It

features favorite characters as never seen before, bringing out the original themes of the story, while connecting audiences to its Indian locale and the human relationship to the animal kingdom. “We definitely chose not to re-do the Disney version,” Miller emphasizes. “We decided to take people back to Kipling’s book to inspire them to read literature. Everyone knows Mowgli but there are other stories in ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘The Second Jungle Book’ about different animals from around the world. The stories, poems, and songs that Kipling assembled cover a great deal of territory, both thematically and geographically.” Miller adds, “In the original Kipling story, Mowgli grew up in the jungle with animals and is kicked out of the jungle for being too much of a human. In the book he also goes back to the town as a teenager and is kicked out of the town for being too much of an animal. So this is a mirror image of these two worlds. It’s a story that echoes the disconnection we have these days when we

wonder who our real family is and where we belong, but also our disconnection with nature.” “While the message is deep, it isn’t heavy,” stresses Miller. “We just want people to consider that before there were cities, there were jungles. And we still have them inside of us – that little bit of the free, wild, and uncontrolled. Mowgli is very much the embodiment of that; he takes us back to his youth to remember the law of the jungle. The play is about how to live with each other and the rest of humankind. The adults coming to the show will definitely get the message and the kids will not get slammed on their heads with a hammer to get it.” Miller and Francis re-imagine classic stories through modern eyes, making them relevant to the times we live in. Through “Jungle Book” they hope to make us find ourselves and connect with humanity. If we enjoy the music, are transported to a different world, and have fun along the way, then it would indeed be a journey doubly worth taking.

The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation will host its first Arcadia Americana Festival featuring a comedic bluegrass concert by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies on Saturday, July 21 at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center Outdoor Courtyard. Former Disneyland and current Knott’s Berry Farm group, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies will perform hilarious bluegrass renditions of timeless songs by beloved artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Guests can also enjoy a car show, raffles, bingo, face painting, and crafts for kids. Food is available for purchase. For more details and ticket information, please visit americana or call the box

office at (626) 821-1781. Gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m., and the festival ends at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for students, $25 general admission, and $35 for VIP. General admission ticket holders may take their lawn chairs or find open seating. VIP individuals

are seated at the front of the stage in round tables. Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, former entertainers at Disneyland, will perform at the Arcadia Americana Festival. – Courtesy photo / Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation

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ARCADIA SENIOR POWERLIFTER PRESSES 285 POUNDS ABC7 News covered the 26th annual Pasadena Senior Games Powerlifting Championships in Arcadia on their evening news. There were some amazing lifters, including 86-year-old George Barry from Ventura who bench pressed 130 pounds. It was 20 pounds more than he lifted last year when he was 85. Winning

the Harry Sneider Women’s Best Lifter Trophy was Ruth Saenz from Rosemead with a very inspiring 75 pound bench press in the light weight division at age 89. For More On This Story Visit

WATERSMART Continued From Page 1 The Arcadia Police Department and the community will come together to enhance policecommunity partnerships and camaraderie. - Courtesy photo/ U.S. Air Force photo, Tess Gillette

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other various community events. For this year’s NNO, the Arcadia Police Department is encouraging all Arcadia Neighborhood Watch Block Captains to coordinate their neighborhood’s NNO gathering. To register, simply contact Mike Vercillo, Community Affairs Officer, at (626) 821-2648 or email

Registration is due on or before Friday, July 27. The Arcadia Police Department will hold a NNO Kick-off on Tuesday, August 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Arcadia Police Station, located at 250 W. Huntington Dr. They invite you to join in and bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Guest will have the opportunity to experience the following: -Get acquainted with your

Police Department. -Learn about APD's programs and services. -Check out safety displays. -K9 Meet and Greet. -Tour Police Vehicles. -Photos Props. -Giveaways for children. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., public safety personnel will travel to registered National Night Out locations to meet and greet residents from each neighborhood.

a region characterized by dry, hot summers and the local aquifers continue to recover from the last historic drought,” said Jan Shimmin, chairperson for Arcadia Beautiful Commission. “It’s about the community working together to reduce the amount of water wasted and respecting this natural and limited resource.” To become one of Arcadia’s WaterSMART Heroes, let the Commission know how you are helping to save water by sharing your story. Submit your photos and a brief questionnaire by visiting the city’s website at watersmart. The deadline to submit your questionnaire is Monday, July 23. The winners

If you have remodeled your garden with droughttolerant plants you could win the WaterSMART Hero Award. - Courtesy photo / Susan Harris (CC BY 2.0)

of the WaterSMART Hero Award will be recognized at the August 7 City Council meeting where they will receive a yard sign and a gift.

For additional information, please contact Laena Shakarian at lshakarian@ or call (626) 574-5434.

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Bring your household waste to be properly disposed of. – Courtesy photo

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event in Arcadia The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. This event at Santa Anita Race Track on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. is sponsored jointly by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and County Department of Public Works. For more information, call the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at

(800) 238-0172 Things we want you to bring: -Motor oil, antifreeze, paint, paint thinner. -Turpentine, cleaners with acids or lye. -Pesticides and herbicides. -Household and car batteries. -Old computers and television sets. -Sharps or used needles. -Expired pharmaceuticals and mercury thermometers. Things we don't want you to bring: -Explosives, ammunition or

How To Add Healing Movement Into Your Day-To-Day By Dr. Tamika Henry, MD, MBA One of the questions I get asked frequently is how to add more movement into a sedentary lifestyle. Our modern day lives are basically sitting. We’ve traded working in fields and factories for working in front of computers. And while standing desks are at least a step in the right direction, many of us just aren’t getting enough movement in our daily lives. Let’s talk about movement for a moment. I don’t mean hardcore exercise - I’m talking about going for a walk, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, small things that can get your blood pumping and use muscles that you don’t use when sitting down for 4 to 5 hours at a time.

radioactive materials. -Waste from businesses will not be accepted. -Trash or old tires. -White goods such as washers, stoves, refrigerators or air conditioners. How to prepare: -In general, there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicle. -Bring items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers. -Be prepared to leave your containers. -Do not mix products together.

The approved architectural design for the mixeduse project was originally French Normandy architecture, with eight floors and measuring 95 feet in height as allowed under the H8 Height Overlay. Some of the attributes that lend to this style included pilasters; an accentuated chimney clad with stone veneer, as well as pronounced trim and strategically placed cornices. The façade of the building was adorned with many different forms such as cylindrical corner pieces and curvilinear balconies with decorative wrought-iron railings. As part of the original approval, it was agreed upon that the aesthetics and architectural features would be modified in a collaborative effort between the city and design team. The Santa Anita Inn, formerly the Flamingo Hotel and the Ramada Inn, was a two-story hotel comprised of six buildings with 110 rooms (34,775-square-feet), that was originally constructed in 1955 and remodeled in 1985. On March 18, 2014 the City Council approved the

Employess for Seabiscuit Pacifica prepare the golden shovels for last month’s groundbreaking - Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Seabiscuit Pacifica Specific Plan project for two hotels (Marriott Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites) that totaled 142,320-squarefeet of hotel space in two connected buildings, with a total of 210 rooms, and a hotel condominium tower with 50 units. These project components were to be developed in phases, with Phase 1 consisting of the two Marriott hotels and a remnant of the existing Santa Anita Inn (63 rooms plus a new lobby) remaining on site. Phase 2 of the project was for the demolition of the remnant of the Santa Anita Inn, and the development

of the hotel condominium tower. Following a later determination that the hotel condominium would not be pursued, the applicant approached the City Council again, in a Study Session format on April 5, 2016. The Council agreed with the applicant that the operational restrictions expected for the hotel condominium were not needed, and it would be possible to apply for a change to the project to allow the Phase 2 portion to be developed as a mixed-use project, or as a residential project. Council will address the issue at a future meeting.

What Exactly Is Healing Movement? Healing movement is using dance as way to help increase circulation and improve your mental state. You see, dance has an almost magic power over our bodies it’s a way to express yourself and help our bodies relax and let loose.

for women interested in learn how to use healing movement to help them deal with the stress of modern life.

So actually allowing yourself to dance and not worry about other people judging you and laughing at you can help remove a huge weight off your shoulders while at the same time move muscles that your body might not have used in a long time - even if you go to the gym every day!

I’m inviting you to come, bring a friend and learn exactly how to bring the fun and joy back into your day with reowned dance & fitness instructor, Tanita Fadyeyola. Tanita has taught women all over the world how to add healing movements to their life to achieve health and help them look and feel younger and full of energy.

Dancing also has the added benefit of allowing communal healing - dancing with a group of people, in a safe, secure enviroment can help heal the emotional scars that we pick up at work, home, and by just trying to be ourselves.

Together, we are going to learn all about healing movement and how to bring balance to your soul so your body can heal.

One of my favorite tricks to help my patients move is to get a step counter (fitbit, Apple Watch, whatever device you like) and try to get more steps in today then they did yesterday. As long as you are constantly growing, you’re body will thank you.

You see, there is something joyful about dancing and laughing that allows both our bodies and our minds to let go of all the stress and tension built up inside us. Similar to doing Yoga, healing movement realigns body and soul, giving you more energy, a better outlook, and an overall sense of well-being.

But today, I want to talk about a specific type of movement - healing movement and how you can add it to your day-to-day to lift your spirits, brighten your day, and even put a little jazz behind your smile.

I encourage to give healing movement a try. If you are struggling with emotional or physical stress, adding in a little fun through dance is a great way to relax, recover, and recharge. That’s why I’ve decide to do a very special event - just

Come Attend Dr. Tamika’s “Healing Movement For The Soul” Tuesday - July 31st, 2018 @ The Women’s Club in Pasadena

There is going to be live music, laughter, and fun for all at this event - you’ll be able to learn how to have fun while healing your body. You don’t want to miss out. Cost is $35 and you can bring a friend for free! Call 626-360-3808 to reverse your seat today. Limited to 45 people.

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The City of Monrovia sees efforts to advance the science and technology ecosystem flourish.  - Courtesy photo

‘STIP Program’ With Oak Crest Institute of Science Already Yielding Great Results New incubator facility currently in development During the past few years, the city has been engaged in a directed effort to further advance the science and technology ecosystem that exists in Monrovia. Those efforts have involved facilitating the establishment of LabLaunch Monrovia, which was only the second

bio-tech incubator in the San Gabriel Valley (with the first being Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative), along with directed business attraction efforts aimed at the science and technology sector. Those efforts have produced real and meaningful contributions in

Monrovia during the past 36 months. The city has seen the addition of more than 300,000-square-feet of new office space users in the city, which have brought along with them more than 2,000 new jobs, primarily in the science, technology, and corporate office markets.

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Pasadena Educates the Community on Space Science During Astronomy Week Storytimes, robots, and telescopes will give you a look into the outer reaches of space Jackie Contreras Editorial Intern


n just a few days, the public will be able to experience several space-themed events all around Pasadena. Taking place July 14 through July 21, Astronomy Week aims to celebrate Pasadena’s history in space research and science. Carnegie Observatories, Caltech Astronomy, the Giant Magellan Telescope, the NASA Exoplanet Program, Pasadena City College, the Pasadena Museum of History, and the Planetary Society are among the many institutions and organizations partaking in this space-filled week. The week opens with AstroFest at the Pasadena Convention Center, where children and adults alike will be able to race robots, learn about telescopes, and stargaze. The rest of the

week will feature storytelling, Lego contests, and more chances to look at the night sky. This year’s Astronomy Week announcement came two months after Pasadena’s declaration of STEAM18, an initiative to promote science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through diverse events and activities. The first Astronomy Week took place in 2016 and included several of the same events that are scheduled for this year. In light of the arts portion of STEAM, the Huntington Library is currently showcasing “Radiant Beauty,” a set of astronomical drawings from the 19th century by E.L. Trouvelot, until July 30. There will also be an opening reception at the ArtCenter’s Williamson Gallery for the art exhibit “MOONS” on July 20, which will be on display until December. Caltech will also be hosting COSPAR 2018 - an assembly for scientists to

exchange information in space research - for the duration of Astronomy Week. It will be the 42nd assembly and its 60th anniversary. Below is the list of events happening across Pasadena during Astronomy Week: -July 14: AstroFest and stargazing, 2-10 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. -July 16: Introduction to the Innovation Lab, 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Central Library. Astronomy on Tap, 7:309:30 p.m. at Der Wolfskopf. -July 17: Astronomy on Tap, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Der Wolfskopf. -July 18: Public Lecture by Sara Seager, 8-9:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. -July 19: MOONS Exhibit Opening Reception 7-10 p.m. at ArtCenter’s hillside campus. -July 20: Public Lecture and Stargazing by Donal O’Sullivan, 8-10 p.m. at Caltech, Cahill, Hameetman

Recycle Used Oil & Filters! Do you change your car’s motor oil? Did you know that used motor oil and oil filters are recyclable? Used oil can be re-refined or processed into new motor oil. Currently only 46% of used motor oil is being recycled, which means 20 million gallons may be illegally entering California’s waterways via stormwater systems, posing a great risk to the environment. One gallon of used oil can contaminate a million gallons of drinking water; polluting our waterways and threatening fish and aquatic life. Prevent pollution; recycle used motor oil and filters! Local Certified Collection Centers that accept Used Motor Oil and Filters*: ARCADIA


Firestone* 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 446-2164

BMW of Monrovia 1425 S. Mountain Ave. (626) 358-4269

Metro Infiniti 821 E. Central Ave. (626) 303-1000

Pick-a-Part Auto* 3333 S. Peck Rd. (626) 445-2922

Jiffy Lube 5 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 848-0796

Oil Stop* 746 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 357-6711

O’Reilly Autoparts* 723 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-2637

Sierra Autocars, Inc.* 1450 S. Shamrock Ave. * Accepts used oil filters (626) 359-8291

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

Pep Boys* 201 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-3906

Sierra Vehicle Preparation Center 1450 S. Shamrock Ave. (626) 359-8291

* Accepts used oil filters

SIERRA MADRE & BRADBURY Sierra Madre and Bradbury residents are invited to use any of these certified collection centers.

Call for hours of operation and quantities accepted. DO NOT LEAVE OIL/FILTERS UNATTENDED AFTER HOURS


Astronomy Week will take place July 14 to July 21. - Courtesy photo

Auditorium. -July 21: Lego Contest Showcase Day, 2-4:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Central Library. This series of events will allow scientists and the

public to converge and learn about the intricacies of the greater beyond that we call space. From learning about the possibilities of living on the moon or other planets,

to seeing how astronomers look at the night sky, all the activities will provide fun and enjoyment for the whole family. For more information, visit

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Karen R. Lawrence Named President of San Marino’s The Huntington Karen R. Lawrence, former president of Sarah Lawrence College, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Huntington’s Board of Trustees announced today, following an extensive international search. Lawrence, who steps into the role Sept. 1, is The Huntington’s ninth president. She joins The Huntington following 10 years as president at Sarah Lawrence, a small, highly regarded liberal arts college in Yonkers, NY. Her tenure at Sarah Lawrence began just before the recession of 2008-9; she is credited with weathering that crisis with sound management and unflagging resolve, moving the institution into a period of strong growth and performance as well as increased student body diversity. “Karen’s combination of qualities — her collaborative leadership style, unflappable nature, and strong scholarly background— convinced the search committee that she’s absolutely the right person to lead The Huntington at this time,” said Loren Rothschild, chair of the institution’s

Karen R. Lawrence. – Photo by Stefan Radtke

Board of Trustees. “The Huntington represents so much of what I hold as core values— a humanistic approach that emphasizes curiosity, empathy, and aesthetic appreciation,” said Lawrence. “I am thrilled by this extraordinary opportunity, especially given the challenges facing the arts and humanities and the extent to which The Huntington contributes to knowledge making and the exchange of ideas, public enrichment, cultural analysis, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.”

She is also credited with substantially enhancing the diversity of the student body, with students of color increasing from 14 percent to 24 percent and the international student population increasing from four percent to 12 percent during her tenure. Under her leadership, the college significantly enhanced financial aid, making the unique Sarah Lawrence education accessible to a wider range of students. At Sarah Lawrence, she was a popular president, regularly teaching classes on James Joyce, her area of expertise. “Karen ignited a passion in her students for Joyce’s beautifully complex novels and short stories,” said graduate India Nicholas. Nicholas said she was so inspired by Lawrence’s teaching that she traveled overseas expressly to delve deeper into Joyce’s Ireland. Read More at,,,

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f you’ve been a resident of Pasadena for some time, chances are you’ve collected a handful of your favorite spots around town. Yet just north of the city there’s a gem hidden in plain sight: The Bunny Museum. As the website reads, this isn’t a petting zoo. The Bunny Museum is just what it says: a staggering collection of bunny-based art, figurines, toys, antiques, even Rose Parade float paraphernalia. More than 35,000 items fill the two-story building, all enthusiastically curated by husband-and-wife co-founders Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski. “There wasn’t a lightbulb moment,” Frazee said of their decision to create the museum, now celebrating its twentieth year. “It was gradual. We joked we lived in a bunny museum and looked into it soon after we opened in

1998, but it took a lot of paperwork and money to become a museum.” Now situated in a former art gallery, the couple moved the museum (along with Lubanski’s bike shop) from Pasadena to Altadena last year. It’s easy to overlook the location—but the oversized rabbit heads from past Rose Parade floats peeking above the roofline is the perfect double-take to attract passersby. “At first, the objects had to be cute. Now in the new location, some objects acquired aren't cute but are displayed for their relevance to society, culture, or history with label explanations,” said Candace. Some displays are whimsical—like one where visitors literally look down a rabbit hole—while others more intense. “The Chamber of Hop Horrors displays the abuse of bunnies throughout time, such as experimenting on bunnies, ‘lucky’ rabbit foot

keychains, bunnies in horror films, etc.,” said Frazee. It’s this opportunity to educate as well as entertain that’s most inspiring for her. “Bunnies cross all cultures,” she said. “They provide a stepping stone to learning about historical facts like pregnancy tests, environmental balance, even propaganda.” The Bunny Museum is located at 2605 Lake Ave. in Altadena. A new exhibit called “Gooba” will open in fall 2018, with an accompanying contest where the community can guess the meaning of the word “gooba.” Keep in the know at | (626) 798-8848 | and follow museum updates on Facebook @thebunnymuseum. Read More at,,,

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illennials are widely known for how much they use social media. Hunched over a screen, they are constantly connected to the world. However, despite common negative perceptions of millennials' use of social media, they have helped spark a rise in using social media as a platform for social change. Millennials like Emma Gonzáles and Sonita Alizadeh, for example, have used the influence and capacity of social media to call attention to issues like gun violence and human rights issues and to show there are steps that can be taken to make a change. Emma Gonzáles rose into the public eye after the fateful Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14. Co-founder of Never Again MSD, Gonzáles and her fellow survivors have become activists in obtaining better gun control in

Emma Gonzales was a high school senior when the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting occurred. – Courtesy photo / Barry Stock (CC BY-SA 2.0)

the United States. Gonzáles uses her Twitter to share information about events like the Road to Change rally for the March for Our Lives movement as well as “retweeting” other

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Keep Your Body Toned All Year Round With Almost Zero Effort Part 2: The truth is that getting in shape isn’t hard once you’ve found the right strategy

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’ve learned a lot in the ten years I’ve spent between pursuing my own fitness journey and coaching my clients. I’ve realized that: -Appearance-based motivation doesn’t last. -Habits and discipline beat motivation. -It’s really not that hard to stay in shape - if done right. The most surprising thing that I’ve learned is it’s not hard to get toned and stay fit year round. It’s really just about adopting the habits and behaviors that will ensure that you are able to stay in top shape all the time. Yes, that means you’re going to have to make better eating choices, and yes, that does mean you’ll have to

exercise a bit. But on the flip side, the benefits will literally change your life. I’ve experienced so many positive benefits from taking care of my body, just a few being: -Better focus and productivity throughout the day. -Abundant energy that I never knew existed. -A body that I’m proud of - both in performance and looks. -The ability to enjoy my pizza without having to worry about my health. If you’re thinking about taking a leap and starting to make better lifestyle decisions for your body and your health, don’t wait. I promise that you won’t regret it. Appearance-based motivation doesn’t last I’ve tried - and so have a few of my clients - multiple times to workout and diet for just appearance alone, and 9

o some, paradise is a romantic dinner on a moonlit bay. To others it's a secluded bungalow on the beach, or a soothing massage in a tropical setting. To me it's all of the above, which is why I love Paradise Point Resort & Spa on San Diego's majestic Mission Bay. Covering 44 acres, the resort is a tropical rain forestlike oasis, encircled by one mile of white sandy beach, perfect for relaxing on the

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times of out 10, the attempts either fail or fail to last for very long. It’s tough to find the drive to continue when you

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example for my children to follow. -I want to reduce my odds of chronic diseases. If you’re trying to get in better shape this year, take a moment to first find out your “why.” Why are you trying to get toned and stay fit? Are trying to lead a better example for your children? Are you trying to perform better in your career or business? Do you want to live a long and prosperous life that isn’t plagued by preventable diseases? As soon as you find the true reason why you want to get in shape, you’ll have a solid chance at actually reaching the goals that you set out. This is an excerpt from the “Keep Your Body Toned All Year Round With Almost Zero Effort.” Find the full article on our website.

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Monrovia City Notices SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2018-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE MONROVIA MUNICIPAL CODE PROVIDING REGULATION AND APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TATTOO ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE CRS/RCC, RCM, M, AND HCD ZONING DISTRICTS AND MAKING A DETERMINATION OF EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT This is a summary of the above entitled ordinance which was read and introduced by the Monrovia City Council following a duly-noticed public hearing on July 3, 2018 by a vote of 3 in favor and 2 opposed. Councilmembers Blackburn, Mayor Pro Tem Shevlin, and Mayor Adams voted in favor of the ordinance and Councilmembers Crudgington and Spicer voted against it. The final vote on the ordinance will take place at the City Council meeting on July 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 415 South Ivy in Monrovia. This summary has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of Government Code Section 36933. Currently, tattoo establishments are permitted in industrial and heavy commercial areas of the City subject to a Conditional Use Permit requirement. This ordinance is intended to permit tattoo establishments to be operated as “accessory,” or secondary, uses as a small part of an existing business in the Historic Commercial Downtown (“HCD”) District of the City under a Minor Conditional Use Permit. The concept of an “accessory use” is a use that is added as a smaller part of an existing primary use, to serve the customers of that primary business on the same premises. A tattoo establishment as an accessory use could occupy no more than 20% of the floor area of the primary use and would be allowed in suitable businesses such as apparel stores, barber shops and art galleries. The requirement that a Minor Conditional Use Permit be issued for any tattoo establishment proposed as an accessory use in the HCD area ensures that such businesses in the Downtown area will be reviewed to ensure that they are compatible with the surrounding neighborhood and have appropriate conditions imposed. Tattoo establishments in other permitted areas, where they could be the primary use under existing law, are still required to obtain a Conditional Use Permit after a public hearing. The ordinance imposes standard conditions for tattoo establishments. Businesses that provide permanent makeup services, as defined, are not impacted by this ordinance. The ordinance also takes the Municipal Code’s existing definition of “personal services” and separates those services into check cashing businesses, massage establishments and tattoo establishments for greater clarity. The Ordinance is exempt from CEQA review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that that there is no possibility that the regulation of tattoo establishments in a manner that will prevent adverse impacts upon adjacent areas will have a significant effect on the environment, since these uses will be located in zones that require discretionary review. Therefore, no further action is required under CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines. The City Council has reviewed the project and based upon the whole record before it, in the exercise of its independent judgment and analysis, concurs that City staff has correctly concluded that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the proposed amendments to the Municipal Code and the effects derivative from that adoption may have a significant effect on the environment. The project is therefore exempt from the environmental review requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15305 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. A certified copy of the entirety of the text of Ordinance No. 2018-03 is available in the office of the City Clerk in City Hall and is open for public inspection during regular business hours at that location. ALICE D. ATKINS, CMC Monrovia City Clerk Publish Thursday, July 12, 2018 MONROVIA WEEKLY


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 12.42 TO THE MONROVIA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE USE OF CITY STREETS AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY BY BIKESHARE SERVICES THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MONROVIA DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Chapter 12.42 (“Bikeshare Services”) is hereby added to the Monrovia Municipal Code to read as follows: “Chapter 12.42 Bikeshare Services Sections: 12.42.010 Bikeshare services permitted. 12.42.020 Permit required. 12.42.030 Placement, design and maintenance. 12.42.040 Removal of Bike Racks. 12.42.050 Display of certain matter prohibited. 12.42.060 Compliance by present owners. 12.42.070 Location on private property. § 12.42.010 Bikeshare Services Permitted The renting, lending, or sharing of bicycles by and to members of

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legals the public from an unattended rack or other location ( “Bikeshare”), placed upon or near a public sidewalk or right-of-way, or in another publicly accessible location, shall be permitted only in accordance with the regulations of this chapter. § 12.42.020 License and Permit Required (A) No person shall operate a Bikeshare service or install or maintain a rack therefor without first obtaining a business license and permit from the business license officer and an approved agreement with the City authorizing the use of City property. The City may charge a fee to the Bikeshare service for the use of City property, established by resolution of the City Council. (B) An application for a permit shall be filed with the business license officer on an application form which shall contain: (1) The name, address and telephone number of the person or entity who owns the Bikeshare business; (2) The signature of the owner or authorized officer of the business agreeing to all terms and conditions of the permit and agreement with the City; (3) The location of each bike rack or other facility proposed to be placed and maintained in the City, subject to the approval of the City Engineer; (4) A precise plan or drawing depicting the exact proposed location of each rack or other facility. (5) The contact name and 24-hour contact information for the person or persons in charge of maintenance, retrieval and relocation of the bicycle fleet; (6) Any certificates of liability insurance required by the City agreement or this Chapter. (C) A permit application shall be accompanied by an inspection fee of $5 for each bike rack installed by the permittee. (D) Issuance of a permit shall be contingent upon payment of the applicable business license tax set forth in Title 5 of this code. Failure to pay such tax will result in the revocation of existing permits. (F) The permittee shall maintain general commercial liability insurance covering personal injury and property damage arising out of the use, operation, ownership and maintenance of the Bikeshare service with limits of at least $1 million per occurrence and $2 million in the aggregate, with the city named as an additional insured. Evidence of such insurance shall be filed with the Business License Officer before issuance of a permit. The insurance shall provide that cancellation shall be effective only after 30 days written notice thereof delivered to the Business License Officer. § 12.42.030 PLACEMENT, DESIGN, AND MAINTENANCE (A) Bikeshare racks, bikes and facilities shall be placed and maintained so they do not: (1) Endanger the safety of persons or property; (2) Interfere with any governmental or other permitted use of the sidewalk; (3) Unreasonably interfere with pedestrians, including persons entering or leaving motor vehicles or businesses; (4) Interfere with ingress or egress to private property; (5) Interfere with the use of mail boxes or traffic signals; (6) Inhibit any designated path of travel for persons with disabilities. (B) Bikes shall not be parked and bike racks shall not be placed: (1) Within three feet of any marked crosswalk; (2) Within 15 feet of the curb return of any unmarked crosswalk; (3) Within five feet of any fire hydrant, fire call box, police call box or other emergency facility; (4) Within five feet of any driveway; (5) Within five feet ahead of, or 25 feet to the rear of any sign marking a designated bus stop; (6) Within six feet of any bus bench or bus shelter; (7) At any location where the clear space for the passageway of pedestrians is reduced to less than six feet; (8) So as to project onto or over any part of the roadway of any public street or alley open to vehicular traffic, or rest wholly or in part upon, along or over any portion of the roadway of any public street or alley open to vehicular traffic; (9) Within three feet of any display window of any building abutting a sidewalk or parkway, or in such manner as to impede or interfere with the reasonable use of such window for display purposes. (C) Any bike racks installed, used or maintained shall not exceed five feet in height, 30 inches in width or two feet in thickness. Mounting for bike racks shall be of a design and aesthetic approved by the City and bolted in place to the sidewalk. Equivalent designs shall be subject to the approval of the Development Review Committee. (E) Each bike rack installed, used or maintained pursuant to this chapter shall be identified with the name, address, telephone number and permit of the owner in a manner so as to be clearly visible. No bike rack shall carry any advertising except the name of the Bikeshare service or a public service message from the City of Monrovia. (F) Bike racks shall be maintained in good working order at all times, and in a clean and neat condition. No bike rack shall be placed or maintained on a sidewalk opposite another bike rack or news rack. § 12.42.040 Removal of Bike Racks (A) Any bike rack or other Bikeshare facility installed, used or maintained in violation of the provisions of this chapter may be removed or stored in any convenient place by any officer of the city. Ten (10) calendar days prior to removal, written notice of the violation shall be given by attaching a notice of violation to the bike rack or facility and mailing such notice to the permittee. At any time within said 10-day period, an informal administrative hearing to challenge the existence of the alleged violation may be requested by the permittee or a representative of the permittee. The hearing shall be held before the Development Review Committee, whose decision in the matter shall be final and not subject to the appeal provisions set forth in Title 2 of this code. If the permittee fails to correct the violation during the 10day period, or within five days following an adverse decision by the Development Review Committee, whichever is later, the bike rack or other structure shall be removed, held as evidence or disposed of as unclaimed property by the Police Department.

(B) The cost of removal and/or storage by the city of any bike rack or other facility subject to this chapter shall be chargeable as a civil debt to the owner thereof and may be collected by the city in the same manner as it collects any other civil debt or obligation.” Section 2. If any section, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance or any part thereof is for any reason held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance or any part hereof. The City Council of the City of Monrovia hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared invalid. Section 3. The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and cause the same to be published as required by law and transmit the adopted Ordinance to the appropriate franchisees. INTRODUCED this 20th day of February, 2018. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 6th day of March, 2018. AYES: Councilmembers Blackburn, Shevlin, Spicer, Mayor Pro Tem Crudgington, and Mayor Adams. NOES: None. /s/ Alice D. Atkins, CMC, City Clerk Publish Thursday, March 15, 2018 MONROVIA WEEKLY


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the lost WILL or estate, or both of RODERICK BRUCE CAMPBELL. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARIE MENDIOLA CASILLAS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARIE MENDIOLA CASILLAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's lost WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The lost 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: 07/26/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 4 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in Califor-

nia 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. In Pro Per Petitioner MARIE MENDIOLA CASILLAS, AKA MARIE CASILLAS 977 E. EDGECOMB COVINA CA 91724 7/5, 7/9, 7/12/18 CNS-3150863# 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 Tuesday July 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 2:30 pm Montenegro, Christian, J. Gutierrez, Cornelius M. Galloway, Jameel D. Gutierrez, Rebeca M. Gonzales, Fabiola Medina, Ruben All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 12th, of July and 19th, of July 2018 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA. 91006 (626) 303-3000 Fax (626) 303-6470 7/12, 7/19/18 CNS-3151217# 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 Tuesday July 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 1:30 pm Salazar, Jaime R. Panthaki, Vispy H. Tutone, Gary Rondares, Anita Huerta, Miguel A. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 12th, of July and 19th, of July 2018 by StorAmerica, 2250 Central Ave Duarte, Ca. 91010 office (626) 930-0036 Fax (626) 930-1396 7/12, 7/19/18 CNS-3151223# ARCADIA WEEKLY

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Cat of the Week: Lifeline for Pets’ Most Beautiful This is Basia (meaning Barbara and pronounced Basha), a beautiful 7-year-old Siamese mix. With her big baby blues and gorgeous latte creamy fur, Basia will be shy at first, but Lifeline for Pets’ patient volunteers know that once she knows and trusts you, she will come out of her shell and be right next to you, getting treats and pets. This may take some time in a new environment, but Basia is well worth the effort. She loves to play with the feather wand and would be best suited in a quiet,

patient home. She would do well being the only "princess" in the house, however, she is friendly to other younger cats. Basia has been waiting a long time for a true home - don't pass her by. You can find adoption information and more pictures and videos at Basia will come spayed, chipped, and current on vaccines; the cost will be $100. Contact Lifeline for Pets for a meet and greet. Good news: Baby Krissy has been adopted.

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t’s often said that employees don’t quit jobs. They quit bosses. Can you relate? If you’ve ever left a job, there’s a good chance you might agree with this idea. If you’re looking for a new job, one of the first things to consider is the management you’ll be working for. I often believe that finding the right environment is just as important (if not more so) than finding the perfect title. Glassdoor recently released their 2018 Top CEOs list. The list is created based on anonymous U.S. employee feedback received on between May 2017 and May 2018. A company CEO sets the direction of the company, and influences the managers below them. It’s safe to stay the CEO is a great place to start when you’re thinking of where you may want to apply next. The number one spot this year was taken by Zoom Video Communications’ CEO Eric S. Yuan. Yuan has an impressive 99 percent approval rating. The top five spots are filled by Michael F. Mahoney at Boston Scientific (99 percent approval), Daniel Springer at DocuSign (99 percent approval), Lynsi Snyder at In-N-Out Burger (99 percent approval), and James Downing at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (98 percent approval). Four CEOs have made the Glassdoor Top CEOs list for six years in a row, includ-

The top five CEOs had an approval rating of 98 percent or above. – Courtesy photo

ing Marc Benioff at Salesforce (#10 with 97 percent approval), Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook (#16 with 96 percent approval), Lloyd C. Blankfein at Goldman Sachs (#77 with 92 percent approval), and Tim Cook at Apple (#96 with 91 percent approval). These A-ratings are very impressive compared to the average CEO approval rating of 69 percent for all CEOs. Zoom Video Communication’s CEO Eric S. Yuan shared his philosophy on the kind of company he wants to create for his employees. “I need to make sure I’m happy and that my employees are happy. Asking myself that question, I realized if I'm not happy, my kids, my family will be impacted. Our employees will also be impacted. So that's why our company culture is to deliver happiness. It's personal to our company’s values. We're going to care about each other, really focus on delivering happi-

ness to each other. Ultimately, as a company, we deliver happiness to our customers.” If you’re job seeking, you know that finding a job that fits both inside and outside of work is key. Unhappiness is like a domino. If things aren’t going well at work, chances are that they are going to follow you home to another area. As you’re job searching, keep this in mind. Don’t simply look for the best title or the most money. Look for a great, healthy company. Very often, that starts with the CEO. Check out the entire 2018 Glassdoor Top CEOs list to learn more about the top 100 CEOs who made the cut. And, check out the company reviews on Glassdoor for even more information about how employees feel about their workplace. Angela Copeland is a Career Coach and Founder of Copeland Coaching or on Twitter at @CopelandCoach.


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Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre Sports Aaron VALDEZ

SGV Shootout 7on7 Passing League Tournament


ith summer just clearing its halfway point, 24 high school football teams honed their skills and chemistry at the San Gabriel Valley Shootout 7on7 Passing League Tournament hosted by

Arroyo High School on Saturday. Players, coaches and fans alike gathered to catch a glimpse of what their teams and rivals have to offer come season time in the fall. The 24 teams were split into six pools of four, competing in a round robin within their respective


Pasadena & Muir Both Pasadena and Muir High School made their way down to El Monte looking to make their mark and prepare for another tough season in the Pacific League. The Mustangs fared a tad better than their cross-town rivals, defeating Workman 15-6 and Baldwin Park 12-6 while tying Los Altos 15-15. On the other hand, the Bulldogs of Pasadena jumped out to a good start by winning their first game against Rosemead 18-12 but drew Montebello 15-15 and fell to Northview 21-6. Muir moved on to bracket play as the No. 5 seed while Pasadena qualified as the No. 10 seed. Muir throttled No. 12 Bonita in the opening round but came up short against Pacific League rival and eventual winner Arcadia. Pasadena wasn’t as fortunate as the Bulldogs fell to No. 7 Los Altos, who ended up taking third place.

pool. Depending on the results in pool play, the top 16 teams qualified for bracket play and were seeded accordingly. Because of the scorching conditions, Arroyo Head Coach and event coordinator Jim Singiser bumped the start time to 8 a.m. rather than the usual 9 a.m.

Arcadia football grinds out a strong showing as they seize the crown at the SGV Shootout Passing Tournament on Saturday.

Pasadena and Muir High Schools made their marks at the SGV Shootout Passing League Tournament at Arroyo High School on Saturday. – Photo by Aaron Valdez / Beacon Media News

Arcadia won all three of its games in pool play, defeating Marshall 27-0, Whittier 21-3 and Bell Gardens 33-21. The Apaches’ efforts guaranteed them a spot in the playoff bracket as the No. 4 seed where they would play No. 13 Workman. After getting by Workman in their openinground match-up, Arcadia was pitted up against

– Photo by Aaron Valdez / Beacon Media News

Pacific League rival Muir. The game between the two was close, but the Apaches’ overall poise was ultimately the deciding factor. Arcadia furthered its crusade in the semifinals with a solid win over Northview and put an exclamation mark on their tournament performance by trouncing Diamond Ranch 15-9 in the finals.

Monrovia Overall, the Monrovia Wildcats and new Head Coach Chris Williams made a decent impression on the rest of the San Gabriel Valley. Monrovia came out unscathed in pool action, sweeping the competition by beating South El Monte 18-12, San Gabriel 21-18, and Bonita 24-21. Monrovia’s first-place finish in their

pool qualified them for bracket play as the No. 6 seed. The Wildcats met up with No. 11-seeded Shurr High School and were upended by the Spartans. Despite the early exit, Monrovia is showing tons of promise as the team finished with a winning 3-1 record on top of finishing last weekend’s Bonita Assault Shootout with a 3-2 record.

The Monrovia Wildcats go 3-1 in Saturday’s SGV Shootout Passing League Tournament at Arroyo High School. – Photo by Aaron Valdez / Beacon Media News

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