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(Clockwise from top left) J. Christian Holt, Maritza Travanti, Terrence G. Williams and Selene Lockerbie battle it out Tuesday night. - Photos by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News



n Tuesday night, the Monrovia Teachers Association sponsored a forum for the candidates vying for the two seats on the Monrovia Board of Education. All four candidates answered questions from the community and their peers. Selene Lockerbie, Maritza Travanti, Terrence G. Williams, and J. Christian Holt are the candidates slated for election

on Nov. 6. The League of Women Voters conducted the forum with members asking the questions, compiling them from those submitted and keeping time. Michael Feinblatt, who voiced the questions (yes Michael, not Michele) pointed out that men are welcome to become involved in the League. Those interested can go to their website: The Pasadena group’s site is He also noted that those who need to register to vote can do so online at For a copy of the

official voters’ guide from the Secretary of State, go to Here is a brief outline of each candidate’s statement: Terrence Williams: “Some of the things that I said I would do when I arrived on the board during my first term in office became a reality. This includes some accomplishments I am most proud of like: closing the achievement gap, increased high school graduSEE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM PAGE 11

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Mother-Daughter Duo Gives Sierra Madre Residents a Moment to Connect Table of Contents News & Community. . 3-4, 10-11 Crime Blotters . . . . 5 Break Time. . . 6 Calendar of Events . . . 7 Arts & Entertainment . . 8-9 Education . . . 12 Business . . . 14 Lifestyle . . . 15 Opinion . . . 16 Sports . . . 18

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esidents of Sierra Madre, Dr. Lisa Manuelian and her daughter Kareen, are giving the youth and the elderly in their city, a moment to connect. Since May, the motherdaughter duo has been working together in the community to bridge the generational gap between the elderly and the youth, ranging from ages five to 18, while at the same time allowing both age groups to benefit from each other in a positive way through a program they created called, “Moment2Connect,” Manuelian said. “The lessons learned

with the elderly [are] hard to get anywhere else. We want to create a platform for these children to come and practice being empathic, compassionate, [and] kind and listening - truly listening,” Manuelian said. “Our program is an opportunity for children to have a beautiful moment to connect with someone special, hence the name, Moment2Connect. It’s actually very magical.” The program meets every other Saturday at The Kensington Assisted Living Facility, an assisted living and memory care residence in Sierra Madre. During a program’s session, kids are either grouped or partnered with a resident of the Kensington center, and then they begin with the connection activity which allows the pair

to get to know one another. After that they choose activities such as reading to one another, playing memory games and making seasonal crafts, Kareen said. Even though a session is only an hour, Manuelian and her daughter said, “No one ever wants to leave.” Kareen shared that one of the elderly at the Kensington said, “I am grateful for this program and grateful for you girls making me smile while teaching me games I have never played in my life.” Manuelian is a psychotherapist, life/business coach and speaker located in the Pasadena area. Parents can RSVP by contacting her at either (323) 496-8843 or through the program’s Instagram account @moment2connect.

Kareen and Dr. Lisa Manuelian standing in front of the board games used by the youth and elderly in Moment2Connect. - Courtesy photo / Moment2Connect

Pasadena PD Receives $380K Grant Money earmarked for traffic education and enforcement

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Fun Fall Arcadia Activities The Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department is offering a free Kid’s Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at City Hall’s West Lawn, 240 W. Huntington Drive. There will be trick-or-treating, costume contest, games and crafts, a photo booth and face painting. The Recreation and Community Services Department also offers the Fall Kid’s Camp at Highland Oaks Elementary School, 10 Virginia Road, from Monday,

Nov. 19 to Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Each day will be filled with fun group activities. The camp is for children five to 12 years old. Parents are able to sign their children up for one day or all three. Fall camp is $27 per child per day. To register stop by the Recreation and Community Services Department office or go to under the Recreation and Community Services Department. For questions, call (626) 574-5113.

The Pasadena Police Department has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong special enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities. "Extensive efforts in reducing vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle collisions, especially those resulting in death or injury are very important to the Pasadena Police Department," said Lieutenant Mark Goodman of the Police Department's Traffic Section. "Our partnership with the Office of Traffic Safety will continue to provide additional resources to focus on these issues that concern our community on a daily basis." The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the

Pasadena traffic officers have been educating residents at events like “Coffee With A Cop” throughout the city. - Courtesy photo / Twitter, @PasadenaPD

2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019): - DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drugimpaired drivers - and those unlicensed or with a revoked/ suspended license - off the road. - Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedes-

trian safety. - Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions. - Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur. Read More at, under News

Monrovia Becomes Halloweentown The ever-popular Halloween events in Old Town are back. Head out to Old Town Monrovia and Library Park on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. The entire afternoon will be filled with ghoulish fun for the entire family including: - Trick-or-treating in Old Town. - Costume judging contest for youth, adults, groups, families and dogs. - Activity booths and a photo booth. The trick-or-treat event will be taking place

in Old Town and is sponsored by the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board. The costume contest will be held in Library Park with free registration beginning at 3 p.m. Don’t forget to also register your furry friend in the dog costume contest. In the event of rain, the costume contest will be held in the Community Center. This event is free of charge and is sponsored by Sierra Family of Dealerships, Wendy's Hamburgers, Foothill Park Plaza and Prime Lending.

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Healthy Holidays in Arcadia Arcadia Senior Services in partnership with Methodist Hospital will have a special health lecture featuring Victoria BuxtonPacheco, Methodist Hospital’s registered dietitian. It will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Buxton-Pacheco will be speaking on,

nutrition and healthy holiday cooking. This free informative presentation will have a holiday themed cooking demonstration with samples. Find out ways to make your favorite recipes healthier. If interested in attending call Arcadia Senior Services at (626) 574-5130. This program is for individuals age 50 and over.

Help Cancer Patients by Giving Blood in Arcadia and Pasadena October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, which required blood products. Though she was a blood donor prior to her diagnosis, Gwinnup now has a new passion for the cause. “I want to raise awareness about the need for blood to treat cancer,” she said. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or

platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767). As a thank-you from the Red Cross, those who donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Arcadia Oct. 2 from 1 - 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, located at

1881 S. 1st Ave. Pasadena Oct. 16 from 12:15 - 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center, located at 133 N. Altadena Drive, Suite 103. Oct. 17 from 12:15 - 7:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center. Oct. 18 from 10:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center. Oct. 19 from 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center. For a complete list of dates, read more at,, under Community

ARCADIA Sept. 30 Shortly before 11:02 a.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, 125 N. First Ave., regarding a commercial burglary report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect entered the women’s locker room, cut off the victim’s pad lock from her locker, and stole her wallet. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. Oct. 1 Just after 3:05 a.m., officers responded to CVS Pharmacy, 1401 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a shoplifting report. A known suspect entered the store, selected three bottles of lotion, and, upon exiting the store, was confronted by an employee. The suspect fled to her vehicle and then threatened to hit the store employee if he did not get out of her way. At approximately 1:27 p.m., an officer responded to Outback Steakhouse, 166 E. Huntington Drive, regarding a fraud report. The officer determined two suspects entered the business and attempted to use a stolen or lost credit card to purchase their meal. When the staff confronted the suspects about the credit card, they fled on foot. The suspects are described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, between 20 and 25-years-old, with short brown hair. The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-feet-7, 180 pounds, also 20 to 25-years-old, with short black hair. Oct. 2 Just before 4:09 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Bradford Avenue regarding a burglary report. Officers located a smashed rear window but it appears the suspects fled emptyhanded. Oct. 3 At about 4:59 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 00 block of East Orange Grove Boulevard regarding a

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crime blotters burglary in progress. An investigation revealed two suspects entered the victim’s home but quickly encountered the victim. The suspects then fled on foot. No loss was reported. Both suspects are described as males with average builds, approximately 5-foot-10, and both were seen wearing hooded sweatshirts and dark colored pants. The investigation is ongoing. Oct. 4 At about 8:51 p.m., an officer responded to Motel 6, 225 W. Colorado Place, regarding a male driver ramming his vehicle into a parking lot light pole. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol. During a series of tests, the officer concluded the 71-year-old male was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. A records check revealed the driver was driving with a suspended license and was also required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle, which he failed to have. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Oct. 5 Just before 8:44 p.m., an officer responded to Benihana, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a battery report. An investigation revealed a customer began hitting fellow patrons for no apparent reason and screamed she had a gun. The 46-year-old female from Pasadena was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital and placed on a 72-hour hold for evaluation. The suspect also kicked the officer in the leg twice. Oct. 6 Shortly after 12:54 a.m., officers responded to Knockouts Gentlemen’s Club, 1580 Clark St., regarding a battery report. Officers discovered an altercation between two patrons turned physical resulting in the victim getting knocked out. The investigation is ongoing. The victim was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment.

At approximately 9:40 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Arbolada Drive regarding a traffic collision. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of .11 percent. The 31-year-old male from West Hartford, Conn., was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

MONROVIA Sept. 27 At 6:29 a.m., an employee of a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain reported a suspicious male subject inside their store, wearing a ski mask. Officers responded and contacted the subject. He was found to be in possession of burglary tools, and a computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested. At 8:21 a.m., a caller reported a male subject urinating and defecating on the sidewalk in the 100 block of West Lemon. Officers responded and contacted the subject. A computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested. Sept. 28 At 8:21 a.m., an employee of a business in the 100 block of South Myrtle reported that a customer stole her cellphone while she was distracted helping other customers. Officers responded and searched for the suspect, but could not locate him. The investigation is continuing. At 6:23 p.m., a caller in the 100 block of West Lime reported he had sent $2,300 to a person he met on a website in order to secure a rental property. After sending the money, he discovered the advertisement was fraudulent.

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Sept. 29 At 12:26 a.m., while patrolling a bar in the 400 block of South Myrtle, officers witnessed two male subjects fist fighting in the back alley. The officers were able to stop the fight and both subject refused to prosecute one another. One of their friends had an open alcoholic drink outside the bar in the alley, so he was issued a citation. At 7:07 p.m., a caller reported witnessing a male subject writing gang graffiti with a marker at the train station in the 1700 block of South Myrtle. The caller watched the subject write on several different objects from Myrtle to California. An officer responded and the subject was stopped and arrested. He was with a female subject who was found to have a warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody as well. Sept. 30 At 4:48 p.m., the owner of a business in the 100 block of East Foothill reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot. The vehicle was occupied by a female subject. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who they recognized as being wanted by the Monrovia Police for residential burglary. She was taken into custody. Oct. 1 At 1:02 a.m., a female resident in the 500 block of Almond reported an incident of domestic violence and vandalism. She was at home with her boyfriend when her ex-boyfriend showed up and hit her, then chased her new boyfriend down the street.

The ex-boyfriend returned and broke the front window of the victim’s house then left the area. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but did not locate him. This investigation is continuing. At 2:58 a.m., a resident at a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington reported her boyfriend just left the hotel after hitting her several times. Officers arrived and searched for the male subject, but were unable to locate him. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. This investigation is continuing. Oct. 2 At 8:06 p.m., an employee of a business in the 200 block of East Foothill reported someone had stolen his house and car keys. He had placed them in an unlocked private office at the beginning of his shift earlier in the day, and at the end of his shift they were gone. Several people had access to the office. This investigation is continuing.

methamphetamine. He was arrested and his vehicle was stored. At 11:57 p.m., a female subject collided with a power pole and brought down several power lines, blocking all lanes of Huntington Drive. The female was taken to a hospital, where she refused any chemical tests. Southern California Edison responded to repair the power.

SIERRA MADRE Oct. 4 Officers conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation at about 10:05 p.m., at Mountain Trail and Orange Grove Avenue. Following an investigation, the passenger had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The male subject was arrested and transported to Pasadena Jail for booking, then was later transported to LA County Sheriff’s Department Jail in Downtown Los Angeles. Oct. 6

Oct. 3 At 7:43 p.m., officers responded to a welfare check of an adult male on the ground in the area of Foothill and Primrose. Officers arrived and found the subject was intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for a being drunk in public and held for a sobering period. At 9:19 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Shamrock and Cypress. A search of the vehicle revealed the male adult driver was in possession of

At about 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a traffic accident that occurred at the corner of Baldwin and Highland avenues. There were no injuries reported. Oct. 7 Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call at about 9:32 p.m. in the vicinity of 611 E. Sierra Madre that resulted in the arrest of a person for a DUI. The driver was arrested and transported to the Pasadena Jail for booking. The case was referred to the District Attorney’s Office.

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FRIday - OCTOBER 12 Craig Robinson at The Ice House, at 10 p.m. (24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). Armed with his keyboard and mic, Craig Robinson will bring his lively, interactive comedy to The Ice House. Tickets are $20 plus a two drink minimum. – PASADENA

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Paint Nite at Mimi’s Café, at 7 p.m. (500 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016). Learn to paint pumpkins along a lake while drinking and laughing with friends. Tickets are $45. For more information, visit PaintNite. com. - MONROVIA

oct 13 from 12 - 6pm Old Town Fall Festival at Library Park, Oct. 13 from noon – 6 p.m. (321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). There will be music, a Canyon Park plant sale, fall crafts, face painting, and hay wagon rides beginning at 2 p.m. for $2 per person. For furry friends, there will be a pet agility course a dog costume parade. Admission is free. For more information, visit – MONROVIA

SATURday - OCTOBER 13 Pasadena ArtWalk in the Playhouse District from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Green Street at Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101). The 13th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk celebrates the Playhouse District with a juried art show, sales from local artists, art, music and activities. For more information, visit – PASADENA Twilight Tasting at Families Forward, from 6 – 10 p.m. (980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). There will be live music, food and beverage tastings from top local restaurants, and a silent auction. Early bird tickets are $100 all proceeds benefit the two-generation learning programs for low-income families in Pasadena. To purchase tickets, visit – PASADENA Monrovia Fire & Rescue Open House at Station 101 at 10 a.m. (141 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Learn to identify potential fire risks and hazards. There will be a Junior Firefighter Challenge and an auto extrication demonstration. Admission is free. For more information visit - MONROVIA Fall Wreath Making at Craft Sierra Madre, from noon – 3 p.m. (49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Make a unique Halloween or fall inspired wreath to decorate your home. The class fee is $75 and includes all supplies. To register, visit – SIERRA MADRE CraftoberFest LA at Rose Bowl Stadium, Oct. 13 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. (1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103). With over 30 carefully curated craft breweries from the Southern California area, this festival will provide each guest with a delicious experience influenced by the world’s largest “Volksfest” (beer festival) in Germany. General admission is $30 and VIP is $50. For more information, visit – PASADENA SGV Pride Festival at Central Park, from 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105). Celebrate National LGBTQ History Month with an author’s forum, a classic car show, a beer garden, music, art, and food trucks. Admission is free. For more information, visit - PASADENA

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 14 Louise Earhart and Friends at the Pasadena Public Library, Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The program will include a piano trio by

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Beethoven, piano solos by Brahms, and cello solos. Second Sunday concerts are free. For more information, visit - PASADENA Bacon Bash at Santa Anita Park, Oct. 14 from noon – 4 p.m. (south entrance at 285 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Take a trackside seat and savor bacon creations and craft beer from all corners of SoCal. Presale tickets are $35. For more information, visit - ARCADIA Carnegie Observatory Open House at The Carnegie Observatories, Oct. 14 from 2 – 5 p.m. (813 Santa Barbara St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Meet astronomers and ask them questions, view the sun through a solar telescope, enjoy free ice cream, drinks and music, and tour the Hale Library. For more information, visit - PASADENA

MONDAY - OCTOBER 15 Paint and Pint Night at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., Oct. 15 from 7 - 9 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA


91505). Enjoy a night of painting and beer tasting. Tickets are $30 per person and include all materials and one pint of beer, and can be purchased through For more information, visit - ARCADIA

TUEsday - OCTOBER 16 The Pizza Experience at the Raymond Theater, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. (129 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). This immersive, multi-sensory exhibition will delight any pizza fiend. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit - PASADENA

WEDNESday - OCTOBER 17 “Woman in Black” at the Pasadena Playhouse, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. (39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). A man obsessed, believing his family has been cursed by a ghostly woman in black, tells his terrifying story to exorcise the fear that grips his

soul. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit - PASADENA

thursday - OCTOBER 18 Run, Walk, Dance with the Jaycees at the Rose Bowl, Oct. 18 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103). Runners and walkers of all experiences and levels are welcome to work out and have fun at one of Pasadena’s most popular walking paths. The event is free. For more information, visit – PASADENA Beer and Board Games at Myrtle Tree Garden Café & Market, Oct. 18 from 6 – 10 p.m. (407 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Gather your friends and challenge them at Scrabble or Risk or whichever game you prefer. Admission is free and there will be $5 select beers and glasses of wine from 5 - 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the @myrtletreecafe events page on Facebook. – MONROVIA

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rcadia High School’s award-winning Advanced Drama program is back and as sensational as ever with its fall production, the famous “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.” Adapted and directed by Whitney LaBarge and produced by Steven Volpe, the play is the first performance of the high school

season. The beloved Roald Dahl adaptation follows the sugary adventures of a young Charlie Bucket (senior Brady Stubbs) and his grandfather (senior Marco Duchetta) as they explore the whimsical chocolate factory of the eccentric Willy Wonka (senior Joe Ganley) with a select group of contest winners: Veruca Salt (senior Pourobee Saha), Violet Beauregarde (senior Dominique Stellern), Augustus Gloop (junior

Michael Keleshian), and Mike Teavee (senior Alex Zhou). Tickets are available on EventBrite for $10 for seniors and students, $15 for adults, and $30 for VIP. Don’t miss Arcadia Stage’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this Nov. 15, 16, and 17 at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Read more at, under Arts & Entertainment


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om Stoppard’s ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ was first performed at Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe (The Fringe) in 1967 to great acclaim. It established him as one of the greatest playwrights in modern times and his work, which puts to the fore two of Shakespeare’s minor characters in ‘Hamlet,’ has been staged throughout the western world. Pasadenans will get to experience Stoppard’s brilliance when ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ goes on stage at A Noise Within from October 7 to November 18. Directed by ANW Producing Director, Geoff Elliott, it stars resident artists Kasey Mahaffy as Rosencrantz and Rafael Goldstein as Guildenstern. A Nosie Within distinguishes itself as one of the few repertory theatre organizations with a resident company. The resident actors’ genuine regard for one another manifests itself on stage and makes for richer, more nuanced performances. “Rafael and I have known each other for four years,” Mahaffy discloses. “But our joke was that we never shared a word together. I’m grateful every day that Rafael is my screen partner; he’s incredibly prepared and diligent. Also, he’s always fun to hang out with and joke with backstage.” “What I like about Kasey is that he’s a grounding presence for me,” declares Goldstein. “I tend to spin off into the abyss. And Kasey is very practical; he listens and

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he responds. Every actor needs that and I have it in spades with him. His sense of humor leavens the existential morass that we find ourselves in in this play.” ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ is not new to Mahaffy. “When I was doing my undergraduate thesis back in 2000, I had the role of Guildenstern. It’s amazing to hear those words again 18 years later. And it is the crux of what I want to talk about. When I performed this at 20 years old, I was saying the words but I didn’t have a visceral understanding of their significance. “This summer, my brother passed away prematurely, at 42 years old. It made me think about what it means to me as a brother and as a son. There’s the line in the play, ‘When you die, there is no applause, only silence and second hand clothes.’ You

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can say those things when you’re in college but it’s not until you’re a 39-year-old man holding your brother’s shoes which were gifted to you ... these second-hand shoes … that the gut punch meaning to the lines is actually delivered.” Goldstein adds, “Geoff has stressed for us to understand the words and communicate them as simply as we can. That’s invaluable direction given the philosophical themes of the play. This is undeniably one of the greatest plays in the past century and I think people will come away from the production appreciating that.” Even if not everyone agrees with Goldstein’s assertion, the one indisputable certainty is that Tom Stoppard didn’t let Rosencrantz and Guildenstern go down without a fight.

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Oingo Boingo Dance Party at The Rose Featuring original members of the legendary '80s group, Oingo Boingo will dance the night away at The Rose in Pasadena, on Friday, Oct. 12 as part of their Halloween tour. On this special Halloween tour date, the band will be playing the acclaimed album “Dead Man's Party” in its entirety, plus other Oingo Boingo favorites. Originally formed by Danny Elfman in 1979, Oingo Boingo was most well known for their hits "Dead Man's Party" and "Weird Science." Oingo Boingo Dance Party features original '80s and '90s era Oingo Boingo members Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez (drums/jefe), Sam "Sluggo" Phipps (saxophone), Carl Graves (keyboard/vox), Steve Bartek (guitar), and John Avila

Pasadena ArtNight will feature free admissions to over 15 art museums and historic places on Oct. 12. - Photo by Alex Cordero / Beacon Media News

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(bass), along with Brendan McKian (vocals), Mike Glendinning (guitar/vox), Freddy Hernandez (bass), Brian Swartz (trumpet), and Felice Hernandez (backing vocals).

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f your idea of an enjoyable evening is sampling a wide variety of fares downed with craft beer and locally distilled spirits, then you’re in for a real treat. Families Forward Learning Center is holding its 8th Annual Twilight Tasting on Saturday, October 13, from 6 to 10 pm, at 980 N. Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, and promises food and beverage aplenty. Established in 1961 as Mothers’ Club, it was originally located on Orange Grove Blvd. Its programs expanded and, in time, it outgrew that center. Using funds raised through a capital campaign, it purchased its present 10,000-square-foot building in the heart of Northwest Pasadena in 2006. A team of education, planning, and design professionals transformed the property into a facility that could support and promote learning for thousands of families over the decades. The designated Gold-Level LEEDcertified sustainable building houses five age-appropriate classrooms for children 0-5 years old, an outdoor learning center, a parent education center, library, quiet room, nutrition kitchen, social kitchen, and administrative offices. It was renamed Families Forward last September to expressly reflect its mission – to prepare families living

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The ‘Labrateers’ will perform to a packed tent again at this year’s Twilight Tasting. – Courtesy photo / Stevie Dominguez

in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life, through two-generation learning programs. Berit Anderson, Manager for Communications & Events, says of Saturday’s event, “Twilight Tasting started eight years ago to create an opportunity for people to come in to our center. We have our Back to School Night before the event, so all the classrooms will display the children’s artwork. After that, people can walk around to enjoy a beer, wine, and food festival held here in our teaching spaces and the parking lot.” “There will be 16 restaurants, some of which are coming back from previous year’s participation, with tables and tastings throughout the evening for 300 attendees,” discloses Anderson. “Our Twilight Tasting will again feature a live band, and a wine pull. “Additionally, we’ll have an auction and a mobile bidding. Auction items include a Staples Center suite for either

a Clippers or Kings game, that comes with VIP parking; tickets to Disneyland; a couple of vacation getaways – to Las Vegas at the Cosmo, and the W Hotel in Hollywood. We will also have some artwork pieces made by the children which will be professionally framed. “Tickets are $120 and can be purchased online and at the venue, right up to the event. We’re launching our online auction starting Wednesday, October 3, for those who couldn’t attend but would like to participate, and will be open until the end of the event.” “We were one of the first organizations in Pasadena to have a tasting event,” Anderson declares. “We hold a gala every year but we wanted to create something more intimate and casual, an occasion for people to just have a great time.” That you will be contributing to a worthy cause while indulging your inner foodie only makes Twilight Tasting twice as satisfying. See you at the party!



asadena ArtNight’s second annual event will be on Friday, Oct. 12. You may be surprised to know that there is a new stop added to the already distinguished list of museums and historic places that will be opened to the public for this special event. Attendance is expected to be in the thousands. There will be free shuttles and free admissions to over 15 museums and artistic institutions. This art affair comes only twice a year, making it one of the most exciting

experiences of a night in the city. Discover Pasadena ArtNight and enjoy all of the wonderful destinations that will be anticipating your visit. The evening will consist of free shuttles designated to board passengers with routes stopping at all the locations participating during this amazing experience throughout the night. Places like the Jackie Robinson Community Center, Pasadena City Hall and the newest addition, The Edmund Blinn House, are venues featured on the list of official stops. The Women’s City Club of Pasadena (WCC) will be making their debut as the new official stop on the

list of places you may visit during Pasadena ArtNight. The event will be from 6 - 10 p.m. on Friday Oct. 12 in the City of Pasadena. You can start exploring the City of Roses at any official ArtNight stop where a free shuttle will bring you right back where you initially started. Please visit to obtain a listing of all the official destinations and a list of all the delicious food trucks. Read more at, under Arts & Entertainment

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Two Monrovia High School seniors scored so well on last year’s Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Tests (PSATs), that they have garnered special recognition. The National Merit Scholarship Program that bases its awards on PSAT scores has recognized David Bughman as a commended student. Alexandra Malena Fraire received a Latino Hispanic Award based on her heritage and being within the top 2.5 percent of all those who took the exam. Bughman says he is looking at going into engineering possibly mechanical engineering. He has not decided upon a college but is looking at several schools in the University of California system including Cal (Berkeley) and UCLA, or possibly private schools such as USC or Stanford. “I like math and science,” he said, “but I also like building things. As a kid I played with a lot of Legos.” That might explain the mechanical engineering. But there is more to this

Monrovia to Be Less Green? There tree landscape in Monrovia is about to change. The city has assessed the trees that call Monrovia home and determined that some are in need of a trim while others must come down. Monrovia currently deploys a citywide tree trimming program that coordinates tree trimming activity in different sections of the city throughout the course of the year. Recently, staff coordinated to have the tree trimming contractor, West Coast Arborist

(WCA), begin mobilization in anticipation of the city’s annual tree trimming work. Based on the city’s current schedule, the tree trimming work will be focused in the area located north of Foothill Boulevard, and work crews will be conducting tree trimming activities on all trees located within the city’s parkways during the next few months. The work schedule calls for tree trimming to start on the west end of the city, and crews will progress eastward. Of course, prior to

any tree trimming work, the city will have “no parking signs” posted in advance of any scheduled maintenance activity. In addition, a number of trees have been identified as being problematic due to their health and condition as well as the impact they are having on the infrastructure throughout the city. Read More at,

City Staff Reads Across Monrovia (Left to Right) David Bughman and Alexandra Malena Fraire. - Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

young man. He is not only a scholar, but also an athlete with a musical side. He is on the water polo and swim teams. He was on the CIF winning 4x50 relay. He prefers the 50-meter freestyle. Fraire is also of a math/ science bent. She says she “just likes learning.” Of

special interest to her is the brain and how it works. Asked if she meant on a psychological or physiological basis, she said she was interested in the connection. Read More at,

Staff from the City of Monrovia participated in the annual Read Across Monrovia event on Oct. 4. The program is coordinated by Monrovia Reads, a local non-profit organization. City staff had the opportunity to spend their morning reading in classes from preschool to fifth grade in the Monrovia Unified School District. Canyon Park Naturalist Marlene Jimenez said, “Read Across Monrovia allowed me

Chief of Police Alan Sanvictores reading to young Monrovians. - Courtesy photo / City of Monrovia

to connect with students in their comfort zone, so when they visit us at Canyon Park they feel safe.

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MTA has endorsed Lockerbie and Travanti. - Courtesy photos

Monrovia Teachers Announce Endorsements for School Board The Monrovia Teachers Association (MTA) has announced its endorsements for the upcoming school board election. The association has recommended voting for Selene Lockerbie and Maritza Travanti, the two women on the ballot.

According to Ann Battle, president of the MTA, members of the association had interviewed all four candidates before the forum they sponsored this week. Tuesday after that forum, the final selection was made.


ation rate, the implementation of Code to the Future, helping to cement programs with Mrs. Joan Montgomery and Citrus College that provide pathways to offset college tuition (AB288), advocating for fully-funded special education with only 12 percent of the funding received (which included a trip to Washington D.C. to advocate directly), support of teen suicide prevention programs like Healing Connections, and our Spanish and Mandarin dual language immersion programs (which also includes our new Wildrose Creative School of Arts with plans to extend arts to our middle schools), and continued collaboration with board members, teachers and staff to attract and retain the highest level of educators.” Selene Lockerbie “When two seats opened on the school board, friends,

fellow parents and community members asked me to throw my hat into the ring. They know of my passion and devotion to student success, and my support of teachers and staff, so it seemed logical for me to take that devotion and desire to serve the school board. When you consider that I am a mom of school-aged children who have seven more years in the school district, you can see that you have an opportunity to vote for a candidate with a significant vested interest in how our schools perform and our children thrive academically.” Maritza C. Travanti “The biggest issue the district is facing is declining enrollment and the resulting loss of funding. The district needs to continue adding programs that are attractive to students. Then we need to be masters of the arts programs, masters of the Code to the Future programs, masters of the dual immer-

sion programs, masters of the STEM and academics programs and continue to add curriculum that makes our graduating students competitive when applying to the colleges and universities of their desire. And, then we need to share the good news about our schools.” J. Christian Holt “J. Christian Holt's goal is to help [the] Monrovia School District: - [Improve] the budget. - Eradicate bullying. - [Listen] and [improve] communication. - Reorganize, focus and fund special needs. - [Improve] school wide maintenance. For the last 25 years I have happily lived in Monrovia with my wife and three daughters. For each candidates complete statement visit

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This impressive group of students can now compete for scholarships. – Courtesy photo / AUSD

23 Arcadia High Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists It seems we say this every year but once again Arcadia High School (AHS) had another impressive showing in the National Merit Scholarship program. Twenty -three Arcadia High seniors were distinguished as 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Joining a group of students that represents less than one percent of high school seniors across the country, these academically adept students have an opportunity to compete for nearly 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded next spring and are collectively worth more than $31 million. Over 1.6 million juniors

from 22,000 high schools vied for entrance into the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program, with close to 16,000 students chosen as semifinalists. Each year, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) serves an initial screen of program applicants. Some high schools have less than a handful of seniors accepted into this program each school year. In the past 25 years, Arcadia High has had over 600 students named as National Merit Semifinalists, with an average of over 20 students accepted into the program each year. AHS National Merit

Scholarship semifinalists in alphabetical order by last name are: Ailin Atasoy, Geoffrey L. Basinger, Margaret Chang, Jessie J. Chen, Lucia S. Cheng, Dean A. Frame, Estelle H. Hooper, Michael Huang, Victor W. Huang, Jason Ke, Michelle A. Liang, Isabella B. Liu, Ivan Y. Luu, Kelvin L. Maung, Grace N. Mohandoss, Jennifer Qi, William Shue, Anusha Sifla, John M. Song, Kevin Tan, Ryan Wang, Sean Ye, and Gabriela Z. Yu. Read More at,, under Education

Plymouth Elementary Hosts Second Annual Moon and Stars Night Plymouth Elementary families and students controlled Monrovia High robots, assembled LED circuit postcards from scratch, sampled sweet Chinese mooncakes and watched dual-language Mandarin students perform a classic Chinese tale during the school’s second annual Moon and Stars Night on Sept. 21. This year’s event combined science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities with the midautumn festival celebrations to represent the school’s key programs in Mandarin and coding. Fifth-grader Michael Pamintuan, who is involved in the Code to the Future program, said he enjoyed learning about a new culture by interacting with his peers and attending the school’s event. “I think it is interesting that the school has a program

Plymouth Elementary students take part in STEAM activities such as robotics and pendulum art during the second annual Moon and Stars Night on Sept. 21. – Courtesy photo / MUSD

that teaches other people how to speak a different language,” Pamintuan said. “My favorite part of Code to the Future is learning about Minecraft coding because I find it fun and I get to experiment with the Minecraft programming language.” Plymouth offers a Mandarin dual-immersion

program for students in kindergarten through third grade, expanding to a higher grade each year until reaching fifth grade. Read More at,, under Education

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Hillsides Hosts Gala at Pasadena’s Langham

Long-time supporters Edison Barbosa, Bill Eichler, and Pam Mahon will serve as co-chairs A giant hall, biergarten, and secret underground bar, Der Wolf is Pasadena’s go-to German beer hall featuring beers, brauts, music, games and more. - Photo by Emily G. Peters / Beacon Media News


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t looks a bit like the Great Hall at Hogwarts, but Der Wolf is not make-believe. In a city of bars where adequate space, affordability and ambiance tend to come at a premium, this Germanthemed beer hall has managed to combine all three. “Der Wolf (formerly known as ‘Der Wolfskopf’ or ‘The Wolf’s Head’) was founded in 2015. The owners are part of The Goat Group, the partners behind some of the best bars in Southern California, including The Blind Donkey, The

Verdugo Bar and more,” said Emily Lansdown, bartender and assistant manager at Der Wolf. “Pasadena was already home to The Blind Donkey, and I think once they saw the potential of the space for a German Beer Hall, it just made sense.” The space at Der Wolf does have an other-worldly feel about it, functioning a bit like the Tardis: it’s bigger on the inside. The spot has three spaces to clink your steins: the main hall, an open-air biergarten, and Der Rathskeller— secreted beneath the main hall with comfy booths and

whimsical murals. Der Wolf Bar and Restaurant is located at 72 N. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena. For more information, contact Der Wof at derwolfskopf. | (626) 219-6054 | and follow along on Facebook and Instagram @derwolfla. Read More at,,, under Business

Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and mental health charity, will host its annual gala, its largest fundraiser of the year, on Feb. 23, 2019 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The funds raised will support Hillsides five core programs: a residential treatment program for children in foster care; a program for youth transitioning from foster care; Hillsides Education Center, a nonpublic school for students with academic and/or behavioral issues; family resource centers offering mental health services; and a foster care and adoption program. The charity serves 15,000 children and families throughout Southern California. Hillsides has named three long-time supporters as gala chairs for the 2019 Gala: Edison Barbosa, Bill Eichler, and Pam Mahon. The co-chairs, friends for more than 20 years, have

(Left to Right) Gala co-chairs Bill Eichler, Pam Mahon, and Edison Barbosa. – Courtesy photo / Hillsides

selected “Heart of Brazil” as the theme. “Brazil inspires us in many ways – we adore the food, the music, the colorful celebrations, and the diversity,” said Mahon. The chairs plan on transforming this year’s gala into a tropical paradise. The evening will offer the best the country has to offer, from Brazilian food and decorations to entertainment that showcases the culture’s signa-

ture dances, the samba and bossa nova. Tickets for Heart of Brazil are $300. There are many opportunities for organizations and individuals to sponsor the event or donate auction packages. To learn more about different levels of support and the benefit of contributing to the gala, please contact Bernie Gore, Hillsides special events manager at (323) 543-2800, ext. 12253 or



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Arcadia Mother/Daughter Business Owners Celebrate New Expansion Arcadia Weekly there in support of small business development Terry MILLER


intage Treasures & Antiques Arcadia fêted five highly successful years in business Monday evening with the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and the launch of the new addition, Mid Century Furniture Showroom, which is adjacent to their vintage clothing and hats showroom. The effervescent and colorful mother-daughter team of Jeanette Beraha and Raquel McLaughlin greeted over 85 guests Monday at the party to commemorate the auspicious occasion; including staff from Arcadia Weekly, a publication of Beacon Media News and sister publication of Monrovia Weekly and Pasadena Independent, who attended to show support for local small-business ventures. The party was replete with vintage songs sung by a talented music student to a large supply of Mexican food that appealed to carnivores and vegetarians alike.

(Left to Right) Senior VP and Chief Development Officer, CHLA Alexandra Carter; First City Credit Union President and CEO Jim Miller; CHLA President and CEOPaul S. Viviano; and First City Credit Union VP, Member Services Mike Wilkins.

Huntington Hospital of Pasadena Receives Donation Arcadia Weekly Managing Editor Amelia Lucero (Left) and Vintage Treasures & Antiques Arcadia owner Jeanette Beraha sporting some of the finest hats from the showroom. – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Vintage Treasures boasts the largest collection in vintage hats in Los Angeles and Vintage Treasures Arcadia hopes to offer the most reasonable mid-century furniture in the area, “In a time, where hipsters love their mid-century classics,” according to McLaughlin. Beraha is proud to admit that she is a senior citizen

with so much to give back professionally and personally who “pours out all of her passion to preserve the fine of art of vintage and antiques.” McLaughlin says “My mamma is my boss!” In attendance were Mayor Sho Tay, Mayor Pro Tem April Verlato, Arcadia Weekly Managing Editor Amelia Lucero, Arcadia Weekly News

Editor Terry Miller, Arcadia Chamber of Commerce CEO Karen MacNair, Arcadia Chamber Membership Director Kristy Bradshaw, Brian Horn (third generation) owner of Divine’s Antiques from Monterey Park, and professional furniture staging company Jacqueline Victoria Homes’ CEO Jacqueline Cerver.

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Lorna Jane Active Nation Day in Arcadia


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t's not every day that a nationwide movement makes a place in your local community. Fortunately for residents of the San Gabriel Valley, activewear brand Lorna Jane's sixth annual Active Nation Day on Sunday, Sept. 30 had a foothold in the promenade of Arcadia's Westfield Santa Anita mall. Founded in 2012, Lorna Jane's Active Nation Day's purpose is to showcase a "commitment to being healthy by simply getting active" through their philosophy "Move, Nourish, Believe." Though five hours a week is all that is necessary for the recommended amount of physical activity, one in two adults do not get their recommended daily amount of physical activity. Active Nation Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of health, wellbeing, and exercise as global obesity rates continue to rise. Joecelyn Mendez, manager at Lorna Jane Arcadia, mentions that Active Nation Day is "a way to empower women and

Oceanside is awesome from land, sea or air. - Photo by Greg Aragon / Beacon Media News Participants in Active Nation Day enjoy the crowdfavorite free Zumba class located right in the Promenade of Westfield Santa Anita. – Courtesy photo / Sandi Khine

get them moving and active." Now, six years later, Active Nation Day has expanded into a global movement. As the Lorna Jane philosophy is “Move, Nourish, Believe,” nourish was an integral part of Active Nation Day in Arcadia as local juicery Andrea's Healthy Kitchen was present. Since 2013, Andrea's Healthy Kitchen has been helping people "be healthy in a natural way" in local communities and at events like Active Nation Day. Throughout the afternoon in the Promenade, a variety of classes were available for the community to take part in: Buti Yoga,

Pound Fit, Groov3, Vhakti Vinyasa, and the fan-favorite Zumba course. All attendees were also able to receive an exclusive 30 percent off store-wide at Lorna Jane Santa Anita. Many of the instructors are local ones who teach in the surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley, bringing a level of familiarity to the workshops and classes during Active Nation Day in Arcadia. Read More at,, under Lifestyle

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highlight of my recent trip to Oceanside was being able to see it from different angles and speeds. Besides the fascinating walking tour I discussed last week, I also experienced the town by kayak, Batmantype car, and via a fat-tire electric scooter. The kayak adventure began shortly after a delicious dinner at Masters Kitchen & Cocktail Restaurant (mastersoceanside.

com). From here our group drove to Oceanside Harbor (oceansideharborvillage. com), where we embarked on a Full Moon Guided Kayak tour. The nocturnal paddling sessions take place on full moon weekends during warmer months and allow visitors to revel in the beauty and romance of Oceanside’s quaint harbor under a moonlit sky. Tours include kayak, paddle, life jacket, headlamp and a knowledgeable guide who will prepare newbies and experienced kayakers for the excursion. Our paddle was a wonderfully serene trip across calm, moonlit water that took us past a herd of barking seals and sloops filled with million-dollar yachts, old junkets and the twinkling lights of the Harbor Village. Along the way, our guide told us about the rock jetties that protect the harbor and pointed out interesting harbor facts. For more information on the Moonlight Paddle, call the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation at (760) 435-5041

Back ashore, I headed back to The Fin Hotel for a restful night’s sleep. In the morning I walked to Petite Madeline Bakery and Bistro (, where I enjoyed a smoked salmon croissant and a cup of coffee a couple blocks from the beach. From here it was off to Oceanside Municipal Airport, where I got to climb in a helicopter and ride in a futuristic Batman mobilelooking, three-wheeled car known as a Polaris Slingshot. Driving the car was Kurt, founder and owner of Waverider Helicopter Tours. A Coast Guard veteran and a dual-rated commercial pilot in helicopters and airplanes, Kurt loves to show people Oceanside by land and air. For more information on visiting Oceanside, visit For information on staying at The Fin Hotel, go to

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ou know, I love tech companies. With a computer engineering undergrad, I’ve spent my entire career working in the world of technology in one way or another. I’ve recently met a number of job seekers who have had job interviews at tech companies. They’re the kind of companies with only a few hundred employees. They have ping pong tables, video games, and free lunch. Quickly, I noticed that something was different about their interview experience. Before the interview, we worked to update their resume and elevator pitch but nothing could have really prepared us for what happened next. The attitude inside the




assuming you’re ready to interview for a tech company. - Courtesy photo / Msingularian (CC BY-SA 3.0)

doors of the tech companies was different – very different. Lots of young, flip-flop wearing employees fill giant tables where they are setup with computer monitors. There are no offices or cubicles. Imagine working in a Starbucks, or a lunchroom. Employees look exhausted. Their eyes are red and they’re yawning while interviewing candidates. Despite

the office perks, these folks are working their hearts out day and night and the stress of the environment seems to come through in the interview. Many of the interviews are what are sometimes called a stress interview. They’re interviews designed to upset the job seeker, and to get a reaction out of them. In the middle of the inter-

view, the hiring manager might tell the candidate that they’re not qualified for the role and that their experience is useless to the company. They do this all in a relatively rude and challenging way. Then, the hiring manager asks the candidate to respond. I’m really not sure how a candidate is expected to respond in these situations, especially if they have any self-respect. Read More at,,, under Opinion

Angela Copeland is a Career Coach and Founder of Copeland Coaching or on Twitter at @CopelandCoach.

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Reader Responds to “Do All Sierra Madre Dogs Go to Heaven?” Surely there is no one better qualified than the revered St. Francis of Assisi as the ideal model for animal lovers. And I too include myself among the billions who’d find life unbearable if animals were no longer here to keep us company. I could even love rattlesnakes if they weren’t so mean. In fact, I recall when I found one in my garden I voiced a resolve to my wife that, like St. Francis tamed the ferocious wolf of Gubbio into a gentle creature, my snake would eventually respond in like manner to my love and kindness. Luckily for me, my wife persuaded me to abandon that noble mission. Truly, I don’t know what I’d do without her. - David Quintero MONROVIA

Reader Shares Thoughts on California Senator Portantino

Senator Anthony Portantino touted his newly signed bill (SB 972) to print the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number on student identification cards (“Governor

Signs Suicide Prevention Bill Authored by Pasadena Senator,” Sept. 20, 2018). “If one life can be saved through this bill,” he said, “then all of our efforts will be worth it.” Laudable as this bill may be, do you know that Portantino voted in 2010 for a bill to give subsidized tuition to illegal immigrants at a time when 140,000 students did not enroll in community colleges because they could not get into classes? (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 4, 2010). Do you know that your newly minted senator voted last year to raise the gasoline tax by 12 cents per gallon, effective Nov. 1, 2017, and (barring repeal by voters in the Nov. 6 election) by 17.3 cents per gallon, effective July 1, 2019? Property owners, what do you think of the proposed Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA 6), now in the “suspense file,” that would make it easy for Portantino and his colleagues to impose new parcel taxes, free of the two-thirds vote requirement of Proposition 13? Had enough? - Les Hammer PASADENA

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Cute as Bugs Meet this beautiful set of all white twins (born May 1, 2017) - affectionately called "the Buggsies," since theirmother was named June Bug. The gorgeous male is named Hopper and his sister is named Lady Bug. Lady Bug is sweet and delicate. Sometimes she can be a little shy but she does like to play. Hopper is just simply a loving playful boy who often likes to give

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MEL MING YU LIU aka MEL LIU, MEL M. LIU A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Amy Ai-Min Liu in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Amy Ai-Min Liu be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal rep-resentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Oct. 29, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representa-tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the Califor-nia Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowl-edgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: WEI C WONG ESQ SBN 116428 LAW OFFICES OF WEI C WONG 716 S GARFIELD AVE ALHAMBRA CA 91801 CN953956 YU Oct 4,8,11, 2018 ARCADIA 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 Wednesday October 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. Tutone, Gary Huerta, Miguel A. Mendes, Andre M. Colombo Jr., Frank S. Rondares. Anita Lewis, Grant A. Sauls, Calvin Vega, Kathryn A. Gibson, Danielle A. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 11th, of October and 18th, of October 2018 by StorAmerica, 2250 Central Ave Duarte, Ca. 91010 office (626) 930-0036 Fax (626) 930-1396

10/11, 10/18/18 CNS-3181410# 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 Wednesday October 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 Purcell, John E. Villegas, Virginia M. Dunne, guy Evans, Geoffrey Mckay, Daniel J. Mckay, Daniel J. Bowers, Richard K. Valdez, Patricia D. Hurley, Shawna L. Acosta, Wendy Montenegro, Christian Caldera Pena, Antonio Perez, Linda E. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 11th, of October and 18th, of October 2018 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA. 91006 (626) 303-3000 10/11, 10/18/18 CNS-3181411# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 29360-6 (1) Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described. (2) The name and business addresses of the Seller are: ANKINE CHEMSIAN, 924 S. BALDWIN AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91007 (3) The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the Seller is: 924 S. BALDWIN AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91007 (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: NI LI, 18308 SENTENO ST, ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA 91748 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURE, FIXTURES & EQUIPMENT AND GENERAL ASSETS of that certain business located at: 924 S. BALDWIN AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91007 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at the said location is: VALENTINE LIQUIOR (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is NOVEMBER 20, 2018, at the office of ESCROWS FOR YOU INC, 3547 OCEAN VIEW BLVD., GLENDALE CA 91208, Escrow No. 29360-6, Escrow Officer TERESA J. SPOHR (8) Claims may be filed the Same as “7” above. (9) The last date for filling claims is: NOVEMBER 19, 2018 (10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. (11) As listed by the Seller, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: VALENTINES LIQUOR, VALENTINES'S LIQUOR DATED: OCTOBER 4, 2018 TRANSFEREES: NI LI LA2112926 ARCADIA WEEKLY 10/11/18 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Secs. 6104, 6105 U.C.C.) Escrow No. 131830576 Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The names and business addresses of the seller are: Wild Thyme Pizza, Inc. 1740 Huntington Drive #304, Duarte, CA 91010 The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: Same as above As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: None The names and business addresses of the buyer are: KEL-LOR, LLC, 132 East Scenic Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 The assets to be sold are described in general as: Furniture, fixture and equipment and are located at: 1740 Huntington Drive #304, Duarte, CA 91010 The business name used by the seller at that location is: Wild Thyme Pizza The anticipated date of the bulk sale is 10/29/18 at the office of Chicago Title Company, 475 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Suite 108, Port Hueneme, CA 93041 This bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is Lei-Selu-Johnson, Chicago Title Company, 475 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Suite 108, Port Hueneme, CA 93041, and the last date for filing claims shall be 10/26/18, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this document on the date(s) set forth below KEL-LOR, LLC By: Kelly Quezada Dated: 10/5/18 By: Loretta Vigil Dated: 10/5/18 10/11/18 CNS-3182421# ARCADIA WEEKLY

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AMPs Sports with Aaron

Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre Sports Aaron VALDEZ

Hernandez Leads Monrovia to Shutout Over South Pasadena

Arcadia football cruises to 63-6 win over Glendale on Friday. – File photo by Aaron Valdez / Beacon Media News

Blowout Over Glendale Pulls Arcadia Closer to League Title


s we delve further and further into the high school football season, it’s become clear the Arcadia Apaches have made blowout victories a weekly routine and will not stop anytime soon. Arcadia’s 63-6 win over Glendale on Friday saw a team effort from the Apaches against a team that has not beaten them since 2014. In the first half, Arcadia did a near perfect job limiting the Nitros offense as they prevented them from recording one single first down. It wasn’t until the third quarter when Glendale was finally able to get on the board with its only touchdown of the night.

This marked the end of Glendale’s streak of 14 scoreless quarters against the Apaches dating back to 2014. The polished Apaches offense went about its business as usual, scoring 48 first-half points before subbing in the reserves after the break. On the first play of the game, Rolandiss Whitener returned the opening kickoff after picking the ball up near Arcadia’s end zone and driving it all the way down the field for the touchdown. Whitener’s unrelenting speed and crafty movement this season has made him arguably the most lethal player on the field. His skillset had made

it that much easier for quarterback Dylan Guerra, who had a tremendously efficient outing against Glendale, throwing 12 of 15 for 153 yards and four touchdowns. Ahmad Lipscomb, Oscar Aldridge, Jabari Kindle and Dylan Wright also got in on Arcadia’s fun as they each scored a touchdown off a connection with Guerra. With the victory, Arcadia remains atop the Pacific League standings at 4-0 while improving to a 5-2 overall record. The remainder of the schedule features opponents who are all at .500 or above, including Pasadena (2-2) on Friday, Muir (3-1) on Oct. 19 and Crescenta Valley (3-1) on Oct. 26.

It’s been an up-and-down season for Monrovia football but its quality of play the last three weeks has the Wildcats feeling they have a real chance to go unbeaten in Rio Hondo League action. The squad’s latest outing against South Pasadena on Friday proved that Monrovia is a force to be reckoned with when it’s firing on all cylinders. Quarterback Nick Hernandez was locked in as his four touchdowns and 245 yards helped lead the Wildcats to a 41-0 shutout over the Tigers. This marked Monrovia’s largest margin of victory up to date and was also the team’s first shutout of the season. Going into the game, the Wildcats were riding a big 42-6 win over Temple City. The week before that, they also put up a good fight on

Quarterback Nick Hernandez continues to flourish as his four touchdowns led Monrovia to a 41-0 win over South Pasadena on Friday. – File photo by Aaron Valdez / Beacon Media News

the road against a respectable adversary in Covina, narrowly losing 57-50. Friday’s win improved Monrovia’s Rio Hondo League record to 2-0, which has the team tied for first with San Marino in the standings. However, in terms of overall record, the Wildcats have yet to see their record at or above

.500 at just 3-4. The Wildcats will look to close out the season strong with three games left on the schedule. This slate includes a nonleague game against Monte Vista Christian on Oct. 19 sandwiched between two league games against La Cañada on Friday and San Marino on Oct. 26.

The Muir Mustangs continue to build momentum for the final stretch of the season, defeating Burroughs 36-0 on Friday. – Courtesy photo / Twitter, @JohnMuirHS

Muir Mustangs Continue to Build Head of Steam With Blanking of Burroughs Muir football team is quietly emerging as the clearcut dark horse in the Pacific League as it collected its second consecutive shutout with a 36-0 thumping of Burroughs on Friday. The Mustangs have put together a worthy 2018 campaign thus far as they’ve only lost once, which was to

Pacific League rival Crescenta Valley on Sept. 14. While the in-game brawl with Stellar Prep during Week 3 did get several players suspended for the following game, it didn’t seem to disrupt Muir’s focus and rhythm. Going into the contest, Burroughs had only won one game and was ultimately

overwhelmed by a much more seasoned and polished Mustangs team. Muir’s offense was steady the entire way through, scoring 17 points in the first half and 19 in the second. In all of the team’s victories this season, the Mustangs have come out on top by an average margin of 37.2 points. Friday’s win over the Indians improved Muir’s league record to 3-1, which puts it in a threeway tie for second place along with Crescenta Valley and Burbank. Lo and behold, Muir will remain at home for their next game on Friday, which will be against Burbank. This match-up will of course carry heavy implications as to who will gain a slight advantage in the race for the Pacific League title.

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