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PASADENA COUNCIL HOPES FOR $1.4M GRANT, WOULD ASSIST HOMELESS POPULATION
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he Pasadena City Council approved a grant application for $1.4 million in homeless emergency aid on Monday. The grant is non-competitive, meaning the city anticipates receiving the full allocation, including more than $500,000 in emergency shelter funding. “This is our allocation,” City Program Coordinator Jennifer O’Reilly-Jones explained. “It’s not a competitive application so we expect to get the funds.” The grant is part of the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), a $500 million state block grant program created by Senate Bill 850 that aims to provide flexible, direct relief to communities addressing homelessness, according to the state’s website. SEE $1.4M GRANT PAGE 12
Homelessness is a staggering problem in Los Angeles County and Pasadena has seen a significant increase in the past year. – Photo by Terry Miller/Beacon Media News
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PASADENA-AREA AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY BRINGS COMMUNITY MEMBERS TOGETHER
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Were you ever interested in figuring out your family origins? Possibly tracing and locating a distant relative who lived nearby
and you had no idea? Well the Pasadena-Area African American Genealogical Society (PAAAGAS) provides assistance in defining some of those blurred lines.
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PCC NAMES NEW SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT
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In the culmination of an exhaustive nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District has selected Erika A. Endrijonas, Ph.D., as the
district’s next superintendent/president. Endrijonas, who is currently president of Los Angeles Valley College, will assume the leadership of Pasadena City College (PCC) in January 2019. Her SEE PCC PRESIDENT PAGE 13
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Arcadia PD Seeks Information in Fatal Traffic Collision The Arcadia Police Department responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte Road at approximately 3:27 p.m., on Nov. 30 to investigate the report of a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. Investigation determined a vehicle traveling on Duarte Road struck a pedestrian attempting to cross the street. Arcadia Paramedics treated the pedestrian at the scene and transported her to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The pedestrian is a 52-year-old female resident of Arcadia. The driver
of the vehicle was not injured. The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case number 18-5508. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.
Be Extra Cautious in Pasadena Traffic on Friday Pasadena Police Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Dec. 7 with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation. Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to
follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners. The number of pedestrians and bicyclists killed or seriously injured is a problem that is growing at an alarming rate. In 2016, 867 pedestrians were killed on California roads, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Bicyclist deaths are also trending in the wrong direction, with 138 bicyclists killed in 2016, which is a nearly 25 percent increase over the past five years. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley in Monrovia (303 W. Colorado Blvd.) is offering free immigration legal assistance on Dec. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As part of their last legal clinic of the year, OneJustice will offer assistance with naturalization, DACA renewals, and general screenings. To set up a required appointment, call (323) 739-8093. If your DACA expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016, you should have the following items at your appointment: - Two passport size photos. - Your prior work permit and/or DACA approval notice. - Copy of your previous application. If you are seeking legal assistance with naturalization you need to have the following items at your appointment: -A copy of your green card (both sides). - List of all your trips out of the U.S. during the past five years, including dates. - List of addresses where you have lived, worked and/ or attended school for the past five years, including start and end dates. - If you are currently married, spouse’s full legal
The Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley has taken part in previous citizenships clinics like this one in Claremont back in 2016. – Courtesy photo / Facebook, @ircsgv
name, date of birth, Social Security or alien number (A#), date and place of naturalization, and current address. - Information about all your prior marriages and all of your current spouse’s prior marriages, including date of marriage, and divorce/separation. - If you have children, their full name as it appears on birth certificate, dates of birth, residency card A# or Social Security number, and addresses. - Proof of income (e.g. taxes/pay stubs) and/or proof of recent recipient of public benefits (e.g. MediCal/
CalFresh). Documentation of all arrests and/or convictions, including reason for the arrest, date, place, and outcome/disposition (if applicable). Have all arrest and court documents, even if the charges were dropped. A link to view this information in Spanish will be available on the web version of this article at MonroviaWeekly.com.
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces Opening Spectacular and Grand Finale The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has announced the Opening Spectacular presented by Honda, the Grand Finale presented by Wells Fargo, float participants, and parade lineup for the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. This year’s theme, “The Melody of Life,” celebrates music, the universal language. Music has the power to bring us together and create the soundtracks that define our lives. The 2019 Opening Spectacular presented by Honda exemplifies “The Melody of Life.” The musical celebration will be led by “Dancing with the Stars” champion and a host of “Dancing with the Stars Jr.,” Jordan Fisher. He will be joined by 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal and ten-time Grammy Awardwinner Chaka Khan, and a cast of over 400 as they welcome the first day of the year with musical performances, dancing and
Stevens was the “chauffeur” in this vintage fire engine photo. The Seagrave, which was recently restored, was also the backdrop for Tuesday’s event. – Courtesy photo
Former Monrovia Fire Chief Harry Stevens Honored on 84th Anniversary of Death The 2018 opening of the parade. - File photo by Galen Patterson / Beacon Media News
a few surprises in between. The Opening Spectacular features (in alphabetical order): - Jordan Fisher, multitalented actor, musician and dancer. - HTEDance & Spirit Group (Irving, Texas). - Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard (Fontana, Calif.). - Chaka Khan, 2019 Tournament of Roses grand marshal, joined by
her nephew Tyler McCrary and grandsons, Jett and Josh Khan-Corley. - The Boys of Temecula, Temecula Dance Company (Temecula, Calif.). - Wilson Middle School Drum Corps (Pasadena).
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Monrovia Fire and Rescue held a special dedication event in honor of former Monrovia Fire Chief Harry A. Stevens, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. It was on that Dec. 4, 1934, that Stevens was killed while he was on patrol in the wind blasted areas of Monrovia during a major storm. An electric-powered RedCar struck his vehicle. Monrovia Chief Brad Dover and City Historian Steve Baker highlighted the former chief’s accomplishments while introducing Marshal Stevens, Harry’s grandson who was present at Tuesday’s event at the fire station. Baker said the items donated from the Stevens’ family will become part of the Legacy
Project at Monrovia History Museum for generations to come. Stevens worked for the city for 18 years. He was first appointed in 1916 and served as an engineer until he was promoted to chief in 1920. According to the city, “Chief Stevens quickly recognized the needs of the growing community, inspiring him to modernize the fire department. During his tenure, he ordered a new American La France Pumper, built a new fire station, and hired more firemen, which allowed the community to be serviced by two complete fire companies.” After brief, albeit humorous anecdotes, Chief Dover invited councilmembers to unveil a replica of the plaque that’ll be placed in front of Station 101.
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*: SOULFOOD
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ARCADIA Nov. 25 At approximately 10:21 a.m., an officer responded to Holy Angels Church, 370 Campus Drive, regarding a theft report. An investigation revealed an estranged brother stole his deceased mother’s ashes and urn during her funeral service. The 65-yearold male from Cabazon is outstanding at the time of this report. Nov. 26 At approximately 2:45 p.m., officers responded to Vons, 745 W. Naomi Ave., regarding a petty theft report. Loss prevention employees witnessed the suspect, a 70-year-old male from Temple City, load his cart with $158 worth of liquor and groceries before he exited the store, failing to make payment. He was cited in the field due to health issues. Nov. 27 Around 12:33 a.m., officers conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive for running a red light. A short pursuit ensued and additional Arcadia PD officers offered assistance. The vehicle pulled over and upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Through a series of tests, the officer
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determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.137 percent. He was arrested . Just before 10:03 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of East Camino Real Avenue regarding a burglary report. The resident witnessed a male suspect in her guest house and backyard. After yelling at the suspect to leave, he fled in a newer black sedan. The suspect is described as a black male, tall and thin, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt. Nov. 29 Around 10:58 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Valencia Way regarding a theft report. Surveillance footage captured a male suspect steal the victim’s package from their porch. Officers conducted an area check and located the suspect’s 2018 red SUV and located the suspect. Upon contacting the suspect and accomplice, the officers discovered they were in possession of the victim’s stolen package, property, and drugs. A 26-year-old female from Sylmar and a 30-year-old male from El Monte were arrested Nov. 30 At about 11:38 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Congregational Church, 2607 S. Santa Anita Ave., regarding a burglary report. The re-
porting party discovered an unknown suspect stole a power washer from a locked garage sometime between Nov. 17 and Nov. 30. Dec. 1 Shortly after 10:51 a.m., officers responded to the area of 129 S. First Ave. regarding two subjects drinking an alcoholic beverage in front of the location. Upon contacting the subjects, the 30-yearold male became combative, resisted arrest, and assaulted one of the officers by spitting on him. During a search of the arrestee, officers discovered he was in possession of a controlled substance and a smoking pipe. A records check revealed the other suspect, a 45-yearold male from Victorville, had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Both were arrested. At approximately 12:29 p.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. An investigation revealed a 30-year-old male from Pasadena was in possession of the stolen bicycle, the GPS tracker, a second stolen bicycle, and was in possession of burglary tools, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and forged currency. The suspect was arrested.
MONROVIA Nov. 23 At 17:45 p.m., police responded to the report of an assault in the 100 block of West Walnut. Two subjects were involved in an argument. The argument escalated and one of the subjects was stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver. The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-lifethreatening injuries. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving, but has been identified. Nov. 24 At 4:12 a.m., a caller reported an occupied vehicle stopped in lanes of traffic in the 900 block of West Duarte that had been there for approximately 30 minutes. Officers responded and contacted the driver. The subject showed symptoms of intoxication. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested. Nov. 25 At 10:34 a.m., a resident in the 1200 block of Sherman reported a disturbing subject that was at the residence in violation of a court order. There was a valid domestic violence restraining order on file and the subject had previously been served. Officers arrived and located the subject in question. She was arrested.
Nov. 26 At 6:18 p.m., a resident in the 1600 block of South Mayflower reported Christmas decorations were stolen from her front yard. A large inflatable Santa sleigh and snowmen were taken while the victim was at work. At 8 p.m., an employee from a cell phone store in the 600 block of West Huntington called to report two suspects had entered the business and stole two Apple phones. The phones were secured by anti-theft cables that the suspects broke. The suspects fled the area in a black, fourdoor, Mercedes Benz prior to the police arriving. The suspects were described as male Blacks wearing dark clothing. Nov. 27 At 8:56 a.m., a victim called to report she was walking in the 1200 block of South Magnolia when a subject approached her and attempted to grab her cell phone away from her by pushing her. Officers arrived and located the subject. He was positively identified by the victim and arrested. At 3:27 p.m., a victim called to report that while at his residence, which is in the 100 block of North Primrose, his ex-girlfriend punched him in the chest during an argument. Officers arrived and conducted
an investigation. After speaking with all parties involved, it was determined the ex-girlfriend was the primary aggressor and she was arrested. Nov. 28 At 2:01 a.m., a caller reported a traffic accident in the 200 block of East Evergreen. Officers arrived and located a subject sitting in a vehicle, which had struck several parked vehicles. The driver showed symptoms of intoxication. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence. At 7:12 a.m., a victim called to report his vehicle was stolen from his residence in the 300 block of East Walnut. This investigation is continuing. At 2:15 p.m., an officer saw a subject enter a property in the 200 block of East Lime. The officer had knowledge that the subject was already served with a domestic court order. Officers contacted the subject, verified the domestic court order and arrested him. At 10:25 p.m., a caller reported a fight between two tenants in the 600 block of West Olive. Officers arrived and contacted the two subjects. Both parties desired prosecution and signed private person arrest forms. There were no independent witnesses. Both subjects were arrested and issued citations for battery.
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FRIday - DECEMBER 7 “Annie the Musical” at The Taylor Performing Arts Center, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. (845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). The sun will come out and shine on all who attend this American classic. Tickets range from $15 for students to $35 for VIP. For more information, visit LKTaylorPerformingArts.com. – MONROVIA
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Purely Blue at Myrtle Tree Garden Café & Market, Dec. 7 from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. (405 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Citrus College’s Purely Blue will be playing a variety of hits for you to dance and enjoy. Admission is free but food and wine are not. For more information, visit MyrtleTreeCafe.com. – MONROVIA Winterfest at Santa Anita Park, Dec. 7 from 3 – 10 p.m. (285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Get into the season’s spirit by visiting Santa’s village and the petting zoo, go ice skating and do a little shopping. General admission is $5 and there are packages available online. For more information, visit SantaAnita.com. – ARCADIA Mayor’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pasadena City Hall, Dec. 7 from 5 – 7 p.m. (100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Enjoy musical performances by local school and community groups and light refreshments, and take a picture with Santa at his village. This event is free. For more information, call (626) 744-7311. - PASADENA
Brown and the band are Canada’s favorite classic blues band. - Courtesy photo / Harpdog Brown
Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band at Arcadia Blues Club, Dec. 8 from 7 – 11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). Spend an evening listening to great blues from Canada’s own Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance online. For more information, visit ArcadiaBluesClub.com. - ARCADIA
SATURday - DECEMBER 8 Pasadena Ballroom Tinsel Hop at the Monrovia Community Center, Dec. 8 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. (119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). There will be a 30 minute East Coast Swing lesson beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by music from Aileen Quinn & the Leapin’ Lizards. Admission is $20 and includes the dance lesson. For more information, visit PasadenaBallroomDance.com. – MONROVIA Cervezas and Loteria at Pacific Plate Brewing Co., Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. (1999 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Gather your friends and wear your holiday sweaters to this fan favorite. Admission is free but food and drinks are not. For more information, visit @PacificPlateBrewing on Facebook and view their events page. – MONROVIA Quazar and the Bamboozled at the Buccaneer, Dec. 8 from 9 p.m. to midnight, (70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Shake your tail feathers at this pirate-themed ale house. Admission is free. For more information, visit @QuazarAndTheBamboozled on Facebook and view their events page. – SIERRA MADRE
Sunday - DECEMBER 9 Tuesday Musicale Juniors at Pasadena Central Library, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The Tuesday Musical Juniors will present their annual winter concert featuring Bach, Chopin, Liszt, and Bernstein. This concert is
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free. For more information, call Marisa Sakaguchi at (626) 403-0293. - PASADENA Sunday with Santa at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, Dec. 9 from 2 – 5 p.m. (188 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Take photos with Santa, visit his workshop and the hot cocoa bar, listen to live music, enter a raffle, and maybe win some tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm. Admission is $5 or you can donate a new unwrapped toy and get free entry. Two-year-olds and younger also enter for free. For more information, visit ArcadiaPAF.org. - ARCADIA
MONday - DECEMBER 10 Paint and Pint Night at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., Dec. 10 from 7 – 9 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph’s St., Arcadia, CA 91006). Paint some happy little polar bears alongside your friends. Tickets are $30 and include all supplies and one pint of your choice. For more information, visit Eventbrite.com. – ARCADIA
TUEsday - DECEMBER 11 Christmas Carols at Matt Denny’s Ale House Restau-
rant, Dec. 11 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. (145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). Gather your friends and family, and spend an evening singing along with the line-up of performers. Admission is free but drinks and food are not. For more information, visit @TheSongwriterSerenade on Facebook and view their events page. - ARCADIA
WEDNESday - DECEMBER 12 Moonlight Forest at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Dec. 12 from 5:30 – 10 p.m. (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). Enter this magical lantern art festival and be mesmerized by the craftsmanship and creativity. Tickets range from $20 to $25. For more information, visit Arboretum.org. – ARCADIA Anne Frank Mobile Exhibition at Marshall Fundamental Dance Room, at 7:30 p.m. (2nd floor of building D at 990 Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104). The Anne Frank House and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco bring the story of Anne Frank in a mobile educational exhibition. Tickets are free. More info @ Eventbrite.com. - PASADENA
“A Christmas Carol” at IFGF Los Angeles, Dec. 13
thursday - DECEMBER 13 at 7 p.m. (147 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Centre Stage Studios presents this Broadway version of a Christmas classic. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP. For more information, visit CentreStageInc.com. – MONROVIA The Sweet at The Rose, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). One of the most influential British rock bands of all times, The Sweet rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s with hits like “Ballroom Blitz,” and “Fox on the Run.” Tickets range from $24 to $44. For more information, visit WhereMusicMeetsTheSoul.com. – PASADENA Holiday Happy Hour & Taste at Vroman’s Bookstore, Dec. 13 from 4 – 6 p.m. (695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101). This happy hour will feature samples of recipes from some of the latest cookbooks and libations. This event is free. For more information, visit VromansBookstore.com. - PASADENA
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GSV Pasadena Presents Holiday on Green Street Landmark District, Green Street Village (GSV), will host its Holiday on Green Street event on Dec. 6 from 6 until 9 p.m. GSV is located on East Green Street, just east of Lake Avenue and the South Lake Shopping District of Pasadena between Mentor and Wilson. The Holiday on Green Street event will offer a free professional photography photo booth, giveaways, live music, champagne, art, wine tasting and special discounts. Participating merchants include: - Madeline Garden which will have live music at the venue. - Walker / Viden Luxury Consignment will have wine, hors d’oeuvres plus a special flash sale. - Rebecca Little Photography will provide a pop-up photo booth with professional photography.
Try to keep your balance on the skating rink. - Photo by Alex Cordero / Beacon Media News
What’s New for the Holidays at Santa Anita Park? The Cheesewright Studios building, home of Holiday on Green Street participant Madeline Garden Bistro. – Courtesy photo / Facebook, @greenstreetvillagepasadena
For more information, visit the Green Street Village website at greenstreetvillagepasadena.com.
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Monrovia Unified Partners with Community Theater to Bring ‘Annie’ to the Stage Monrovia Unified students will join a cast of professional actors, singers, and dancers in December for the theatrical production of “Annie,” Monrovia Theatre’s 12th professional show to be held at the Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center. The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center is a Monrovia Unified School District facility on the campus at Monrovia High School. The community productions are sponsored by Monrovia Unified and provide opportunities for students to participate in a professional production on stage. The cast of “Annie” – based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” – will comprise 22 adults and 25 elementary and middle school girls. “I am so excited to be playing Kate in the production,” fourth-grader Sofia Grace Federico said. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center is located at 845 W. Colorado Blvd. in Monrovia. The community productions are cast with Monrovia
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f you are thinking about doing something different this year for the holidays you must visit the Santa Anita Park Winterfest in the City of Arcadia. The park has completely renovated and converted the infield area into an incredible holiday festival. Winterfest is open to the public Thursday through Sunday and is expected to last all the way through Jan. 6. There are many activities for the entire family to enjoy and
a few main attractions that will leave you filled with fresh holiday spirit this season. One of the main features at Winterfest is an extraordinary ice skating rink. This open ice skating rink is just as merry to ice skate on as it is to admire from the sidelines. The ice rink lights up beautifully starting at dawn and you can enjoy ice skating while holiday music plays all over the infield. There are cozy cabanas (huts) available for rent nearby the rink where you can order food and holiday themed cocktails. You may even get to see some snow around this area.
Santa Anita Park invites everyone to experience Winterfest before it is over. Preorder ticket packages in advance online and save money. The track is also getting ready for their upcoming winter racing meet that will start Dec. 26. Winterfest is the perfect attraction to enjoy this holiday season, so hurry and jingle all the way to Santa Anita Park before it is too late. Read More at, ArcadiaWeekly.com under Arts & Entertainment
Fritz Coleman is a household name is many SoCal homes but not many know that he’s also a comedian. - Courtesy photo / Facebook, @icehousecomedy
Free Evening of Comedy at Pasadena’s Ice House to Honor First Responders
Richard Seymour and Naomi Stone play Daddy Warbucks and Annie in Monrovia’s Theater production of “Annie,” opening Friday, Dec. 7. – Courtesy photo / MUSD
students, as well as professional actors, singers, and dancers from the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area.
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The Ice House in Pasadena will host everyone’s favorite Channel 4 weatherman (and stand-up comedian), Fritz Coleman, for an evening of laughs to honor amazing first responders and to thank them for all they do. This free show is at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 and everyone is invited to attend. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor as well as his extensive knowledge of weather.
Coleman worked as a comedian and disc jockey before he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC in 1984. He still performs comedy regularly and has graced some of the city's most famous stages. He has utilized his humor in a number of series and specials that have aired on NBC4 over the years including “What a Week” (1990 – 1991), “It’s Fritz” (1988-1990), “Fritz and Friends” (special) and “The Perils of Parenting” (special).
He received four Los Angeles area Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series. He has also made a number of appearances on “The Tonight Show” and other non-scripted and scripted television programs. There is a two-drink minimum and patrons must be at least 21 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 577-1894 or visit icehousecomedy.com.
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Piven will perform one show on Dec. 7. - Courtesy photo / The Ice House
Jeremy Piven Performs at Pasadena’s Ice House Jeremy Piven, star of the hit television shows “Entourage” and “Mr. Selfridge,” will perform at The Ice House in Pasadena on Dec. 7. Piven was most recently seen as a series regular in the CBS television series “Wisdom of The Crowd.” He was also recently seen as Harry Gordon Selfridge in the popular PBS series “Mr. Selfridge.” Among his many notable roles, Piven is best known as
movie agent Ari Gold in the hit HBO series “Entourage,” which aired for eight seasons and won Piven three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. In 2015, Piven reprised the fan-favorite role in the “Entourage” feature film released by Warner Bros. He was also seen in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” from directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Jeremy’s extensive career in television also includes the satirical “The Larry Sanders
Show.” There is a two-drink minimum and patrons must be at least 21 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more info or to purchase tickets, call (626) 577-1894 or visit icehousecomedy. com. Read More at, PasadenaIndependent.com under Arts & Entertainment
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Originally founded in 2007, the organization’s mission was to assist those with the unique challenges of genealogy research for African-Americans. However, as the years progressed, the organization expanded to include any and all people interested in discovering more about their heritage.
Founders include Charlotte Bocage and Christina Watkins among others, with local Adrian Foushee heading the monthly meetings at Lamanda Park Library. A small but astute group of individuals, PAAAGS encourages openness, questions and proactivity within its attendees. During the three-hour meeting, returning members greet new members with an
introductory speech discussing themselves, their latest findings regarding their family history and suggestions to help other members during their search. While many of the attendees were of African-American decent, others were of European ancestry including Irish and Danish. For more information, visit ww5.cityofpasadena.
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The city's application will be for $1,428,216, which breaks down to $525,556 in emergency shelter funding, $380,000 for housing locators, $237,500 for direct healthcare services, $142,500 for capital improvements, $71,250 in community engagements and a $71,410 cap for administrative costs. A minimum of $71,410 must also be set aside youth aged 18-24 who are homeless or at-risk. According to the 2018 Pasadena Homeless Count, 677 people experience homelessness in Pasadena, as opposed to 575 last year
and 530 in 2016 — a 28 percent increase in the last three years. The report also notes a 33 percent increase in homeless individuals living on the street, as opposed to in shelters, and called for rapid re-housing as one potential solution. The money will be eligible to be used for housing vouchers, rapid rehousing programs, homeless prevention, emergency shelter construction, and existing shelters among other activities. The council briefly deliberated the efficacy of more motel voucher funds after spending more than $75,000 on them in the last fiscal
year and expecting about $330,000 in measure H emergency shelter funding to be spent in the next 18 months before concluding there was “absolutely a demand” for the program. As well as being a funneling step in the housing services continuum, Huang said the motel vouchers are essential to attracting parts of the homeless community that otherwise wouldn’t receive housing services.
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net. Meetings take place at Lamanda Park Library (140 S. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, CA 91107) on the first Saturday of the month, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
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Members enjoying an educational film regarding genealogy. - Photo by Kenya Barrett / Beacon Media News
PASADENA CHAMBER BRINGS CAREER EXPERIENCE TO MARSHALL HIGH During the fall semester, the Pasadena Chamber and its members helped facilitate an opportunity for the Marshall Fundamental High School Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) students to gain knowledge and enrich their creative arts aspirations with the coordination of ACI Career Day. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association supported this endeavor by recruiting guest speaker Val Sklar Robinson from Pasadena Chamber member Hot Yoga Pasadena. Anyone interested in supporting the Chamber’s work-based learning initia-
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tives with PUSD can support these efforts (and keep the program going) by donating to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Anyone who would like to volunteer their time, host and intern, be a job shadow location or mentor a local
student can visit pasadenayouthworks.org/host/signup and fill out the brief volunteer form. Read More at, PasadenaIndependent.com under Community
PTU Motivated by Prop 10 Results in Pasadena Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was rejected at the state ballot on Nov. 6 but Pasadena voters said yes to Proposition 10. In the City of Pasadena 53,502 total votes were counted for
Proposition 10. Out of that total, 29,349 votes were cast in favor of Prop 10, or 54.9 percent, compared to 24,153 cast against the proposition, or 45.1 percent. Member and volunteers for Pasadena Tenants Union canvassed and
communicated by phone banks to encourage Pasadena voters to vote in favor of Proposition 10. Read More at, PasadenaIndependent.com under News
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hire is subject to the parties reaching mutual agreement on an employment contract, with formal approval expected at the district’s Jan. 16, 2019, regular board meeting. “I am thrilled to join PCC at a time of such impressive growth at the institution,” Endrijonas said. “My entire career has been focused on finding new ways to ensure students succeed in their goals – no matter their back-
ground or their dreams. The team at PCC is firing on all cylinders and helping more
and more students reach new heights. I can’t wait to get to work.” “Dr. Endrijonas is exactly the leader that PCC needs at this moment,” said Anthony R. Fellow, Ph.D., board president of the Pasadena Area Community College District. “Her exceptional record as an administrator and her service throughout her community have distinguished her as a stellar executive who will guide the college into the next chapter of its history.”
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chair, Armenian National Committee of America Pasadena Chapter & former recreation and parks commissioner. - Ralph Frammolino – president of PivotHound Communications & northwest commissioner. - Mayra Macedo-Nolan – community outreach pastor, Lake Avenue Church. - Steven Olivas – planning commissioner. - Danny Parker – chair, Robinson Park Recreation Center Renovation Project Steering Committee. - Sheryl Turner – CEO, Friends of the Miracle Mile
& former northwest commissioner. - Brian Williams –executive director, Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission. While affiliations are provided they are merely for background, each person is serving as an individual and not a representative of any group or agency, as per Mermell’s announcement. In a written statement, Mermell shared the following: “Selecting the community members was a difficult task given the significant level of interest on the part of many. While the responsibility for the selection of a chief of police rests ultimately with me, it is impor-
tant that our community have a voice in the process, as indicative of our multiple town halls and solicitation of resident feedback, as well as the establishment of this community panel. The panel represents valuable and independent perspectives based on long years of service to our community and, for some, through the particular positions they hold or have held. I look forward to receiving their candid and honest feedback, which is an important part of the selection process. Read More at, PasadenaIndependent.com under News
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Monrovia’s Wild Rose Elementary Receives a Grant From Disney Susan motander email@example.com
onrovia Unified School District’s School of Creative Arts, Wild Rose Elementary, has received the Disney Musicals in School grant. The grant will provide students and teachers with 17 weeks of training with theater professionals to prepare for a Disney KIDS musical this spring. Wild Rose is one of five schools in Los Angeles County that were chosen to receive the grant. “I am so proud that our school staff is being recognized for its dedication to our students, families, and surrounding commu-
nity,” Wild Rose intervention specialist and play producer Sharon Naugle said. “We believe that students thrive when they are encouraged to express themselves in the arts.” The grant is being administered through Center Theater Group (CTG). They will provide the school with free performance rights as well as educational support materials. There will also be guidance from teaching artists trained by both Disney Theatrical Productions and CTG. “Our teachers will receive invaluable support and professional development in theater arts from professionals, including actors, choreographers, and musical directors,” Principal
Leslie Rapkine-Miller said. “This type of training for our teachers will elevate our theater arts program. We feel incredibly lucky that we have been chosen.” These teaching artists will be working with the teachers as well as working with the students cast in the production. The approximately 50 students will come from third through fifth grades. The students will be working on all aspects of production including stage management, lighting and sound, not just the singing and dancing. Read More at, MonroviaWeekly.com, under Education
Maranatha High’s National Honor Society in Pasadena Promotes Service for the Holidays Maranatha High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) - chapter 34658 - has a goal to promote character, service, scholarship and leadership. This year, they chose their fall service project to align with their mission of being global stewards and transformative disciples, by pledging to provide 50 shoeboxes to Samaritan’s Purse for their Operation Christmas Child project. Maranatha’s NHS members signed up to sponsor a box for a child in need. The students focused on filling boxes for “peers” ages 10-14. The shoeboxes consisted of small gifts, essential items, and handwritten notes of encouragement. As the deadline drew near, they were overjoyed
NHS President Caleb Cheung writing notecards to include in the gift boxes. – Courtesy photo
to complete 61 boxes ready to make a journey to a child in Africa, Asia, or South America. Maranatha’s faculty member, Dianna Fowler said, “The boxes have left the U.S.
and are on their journey to reach children far and wide, who will be part of NHS Chapter 34658’s prayers this Advent and Christmas, that they may … change the world for the better.”
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How to Choose the Right Plan Part 2 of 3 alex CORDERO firstname.lastname@example.org
o you know all the different types of Medicare? Deciding on the right one for you or your loved one may be a bit challenging. There is so much to consider when you are making a big decision let alone for a health plan. The bright side to all of this is that Medicare is aware of how important it is to make the right choice when it comes to your health plan. However, only you have the answer to the big riddle
called “What is the right Medicare plan for me?” What you may want to do first is get a clue. Luckily for you I have a few that might help you get through this process. You want to start thinking about how many times you paid for a doctor visit during the last 12 months. How many times were you hospitalized? Are you starting to need home care? Although these thoughts may be overwhelming at first, choosing the right plan is as easy as A, B, C and D. Actually, that is exactly what Medicare plans are called. Part A covers inpa-
tient hospital care, home health care and skilled nursing facility. Part B covers services from doctors and other healthcare providers, medical equipment like walkers and hospital beds. Part C is your all inclusive Medicare Advantage plan, which includes Part A and Part B and extra benefits like vision, hearing and dental, along with Part D. The Part D Medicare plan covers your prescription benefits. It can be added to any Medicare plan. Obviously, there are more details and information about choosing the
right Medicare plan. Your health is really important and the Medicare plans are designed to accommodate your health needs and your budget. Medicare continues to innovate like everything else around us. Anything new coming up for 2019 will make newsworthy waves in your community. Please visit medicare.gov/Publications/ for more information.
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Kid-Focused Rideshare Company Kango Celebrates First Year in L.A.
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“On-the-Go” ZakiBox model. - Courtesy photo / ZakiBox
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here is no limit when it comes to creativity, but the Achilles’ heel to its reality is
money. That is why companies like Kickstarter have created a funding platform in order to bring dreams, creative projects and ideas of artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers and other creators to life. Kickstarter has brought to life the ideas of well known musicians and artists such as De La Soul and Marina Abramovic, and furthermore brings life to the ideas of even the neighbor next door such as Sam Morcos, creator of ZakiBox. “Kickstarter is well known. It has a bigger platform and most people know about it,” Morcos said. “ZakiBox was an idea in April 2017.” Now the idea is $7,081 closer to fruition. ZakiBox is the reinvention of the box. It is a strong, lightweight, waterproof and compact box made out of fiberglass and nylon - engineered and created by Morcos who used to be an aerospace engineer for Boeing and worked on space shuttles and satellites. The goal for ZakiBox is to raise $20,000 in pledges. Pledges range from $25 to $1,000 or more. Each pledge type comes with its own gift and perk. For example, a pledge of $25 or more helps veterans - a group of people who Morcos cares deeply about. For this pledge Morcos will donate $5 to the Fisher House Foundation, a group that aids veterans transitioning back into civilian life. Additionally, Morcos will donate $1 to the Fisher House
Foundation per ZakiBox sold. All other pledge types and perks are listed on the side section of the ZakiBox’s Kickstarter website. But backers only pay these pledges when the $20,000 goal is reached. If the goal is not reached by the deadline then nothing happens - no one’s credit card is charged and the project is unable to be funded. The deadline is Dec. 14. The box comes in two designs as of now: the on-thego model and the organizer/ storage model, according to Morcos. The on-the-go is 18 inches wide, 18 inches in length and 24 inches in height. It comes with wheels and a trolley handle. And the organizer/ storage model is 24 inches wide, 18 inches in length and 24 inches in height. Additionally, both boxes, when empty, are light enough for a young girl to hold in each hand. In regards to the name “Zaki,” it actually means smart in Arabic, Morcos said. This was not the first name that came to Morcos’ mind. “One day I was with my family, my children and I were at the Angel game in Anaheim and my brain couldn’t stop. I couldn’t watch the game. I was preoccupied with the name, what would I call it?” Morcos said. “My daughter-in-law said, ‘Why don’t we call it smart in a foreign language.’” Kickstarter launched in April 28, 2009, with 154,585 projects successfully funded, $4 billion pledged, which equates to 16 million people who have backed projects. “People love it when they see it; the problem is, it’s not out,” Morcos said. “Our space is becoming smaller and smaller. Maybe this is the future way of storing and organizing our home.”
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etween band practice and play dates, navigating transportation for the school kids is no simple task. Toss in other variables like a single-car/parent home or holidays when your kids are off (and you’re not) and you’re looking at a frustrating—and potentially expensive—conundrum to solve. “As a working mother of two children in preschool, I had tried every existing childcare solution. Nothing could provide a reliable yet affordable supply of safe and trustworthy people who could drive my kids, combined with location tracking and instant communication, accessible from a mobile device at all times,” explains Sara Schaer, co-founder of Kango, a rideshare startup targeting busy parents and their equally busy kids.
Kango allows families to schedule rideshare transportation and babysitting services on-the-go for children of any age. - Courtesy photo
Together with her co-founder and CTO Kaliyuga “Siva” Sivakumar, Schaer originally launched Kango as a peer-to-peer platform for parents to help each other out with rides and other tasks. Today, Kango focuses exclusively on accessible rideshare and babysitting services. “All Kango drivers have childcare experience and have been fingerprinted, background-checked, and screened in person—all steps that the adult ridesharing services do not take. And you'll know who
your Kango driver is in advance. ” says Schaer. Kango is available for iPhone and Android devices. For more information on Kango, contact the team at kangoapp.co | (415) 494-9957 | firstname.lastname@example.org and follow along on Facebook @kangoappco. Read More at, ArcadiaWeekly.com, MonroviaWeekly.com, PasadenaIndependent.com under Business
Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Opens First Pop-Up Shop With joyous holiday festivities quickly approaching, and families planning trips to Pasadena for the 130th Rose Parade and 105th Rose Bowl Game, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau announced on Tuesday it will open its first-ever pop-up shop and offsite Visitors Center in Old Pasadena. From Dec. 13 through Jan. 5, 2019, local residents and incoming guests can visit Indiana Colony on historic Colorado Boulevard to purchase exclusive merchandise and speak to representatives about what to do, see and eat in Pasadena. Items for purchase include souvenirs of Pasadena
a.m. to 7 p.m. The shop will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The schedule for New Year’s Eve is subject to change. In addition, now through Dec. 31, the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau will offer assistance via its toll-free Visitor Hotline at (877)-793-9911. It’s all roses from here on out. Courtesy photo / PCVB
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Relaxing on the Palm Springs Riviera
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alm Springs is not only an exciting desert resort community; but the city also offers a fascinating glimpse into the hip, Hollywood glam days of the 1960s when celebrities came to escape the limelight and relax by the pool in sleek, mid-century modern structures. A friend and I began a recent getaway to the desert oasis at the 398-room Riviera Palm Springs, located in the heart of Old Town. Here, at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, we walked through a glitzy lobby sparkling with chandeliers and mirrored walls, and checked into a beautiful suite reminiscent an old Hollywood movie. The room, like all Rivera rooms, was cool “retro chic," replete with a king bed with giant, white leather headboard; luxurious marble bathroom with two sinks, walk-in shower and old-fashioned tub in the middle of the
Nestled in the shadow of the San Jacinto Mountains, there’s history, luxury and chic charm. - Photo by Greg Aragon / Beacon Media News
floor; large flat screen TV; office desk with wireless Internet; and a secluded patio overlooking a sprawling green lawn. Once acquainted with the accommodations, I went swimming in the 80-degree heated pool and then explored the property. Nestled on 24 acres in the shadow of the San Jacinto Mountains, the
resort originally opened in 1959 and quickly became a Hollywood retreat where celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Desi Arnaz, and countless other stars came to getaway and play in the desert sun. And like many old stars, the resort has had some work done to keep things shiny. A few years ago,
the property underwent a stunning $70 million facelift which included a new modern spa, two sparkling swimming pools, signature fine dining and entertainment, and the addition of meeting space. Lush landscaped gardens, intimate courtyards, fire pits, and an array of meeting and event space was also added. But even
though the resort features a myriad of fine modern amenities, it manages to keep that distinct late 1950s charm and allure that brought Hollywood’s biggest names out. In fact, everywhere you look the hotel is peppered with old photographs, saucy lounge areas, glitzy walls and hip decor. Back at the Riviera, we
had a fabulous dinner at Cantala, the hotel’s signature restaurant. Decorated with hues of forest green, rattan, cork and earth browns the restaurant has mood and charm to go with a seasonal and sustainable menu featuring local ingredients. Our meal at Cantala began with a memorable shrimp cocktail with avocado, cilantro, lime, shot of rosé código tequila. For the main course I enjoyed braised short ribs with buttery mashed potato, grilled asparagus and horseradish cream. My friend had delicious pappardelle pasta with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, garlic, white wine, arugula and lemon ricotta cheese, For more information on staying at Riviera Palm Springs, visit: psriviera. com or call (760) 327-8311. Read More at, ArcadiaWeekly.com, MonroviaWeekly.com, PasadenaIndependent.com under Lifestyle
Deck the Halls with Popcorn Trees Tis the season of decking halls and trimming trees, and we’ve got a delicious way to do both—in the kitchen. There’s no chance of breaking heirloom ornaments when you’re decorating miniature Festive Popcorn Trees from the Popcorn Board. Roll up your
sleeves, gather the kids, and pull out your prettiest decorating sugars and sprinkles. Then turn marshmallows and popcorn into a scenic winter wonderland to display or eat. Long ago, Christmas trees were trimmed with edibles such as apples, nuts or dates.
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Shape mixture into a cone shape, keeping the base flat. This forms the tree.
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Brandywine Starting a new business? Homes to Go to filedba.com Build in Duarte Arcadia City Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Arcadia City Hall Council Chamber, 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California, the Arcadia City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider the adoption of a resolution establishing and/or adjusting various fees for City services. At said time and place an opportunity will be afforded all those interested and the public in general to be heard. All persons are hereby advised that should any person desire to legally challenge any action taken by the City Council with respect to the above matters and this public hearing, such person may be limited to raising only those issues and objections raised by such person or other persons at or prior to the time of the public hearing. A cost report showing the basis for the proposed fees will be available for review by the public at the City Clerk’s Office ten (10) days prior to the public hearing. For further information regarding the proposed fees, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 5745455 during normal business hours, which are Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on alternate Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 574-5455 at least three (3) working days before the meeting or time when such special services are needed. This notification will help City staff in making reasonable arrangements to provide you with access to the meeting. All persons are invited to appear and provide testimony at the public hearing. In addition, all persons are invited to provide written and other evidence at or prior to the public hearing. You may view the City Council agenda and the documents on the City’s website at www.arcadiaca.gov beginning December 13, 2018. /s/ Lisa Mussenden Chief Deputy City Clerk/ Records Manager Publish Dates: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 ARCADIA WEEKLY
Probate Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROGER YU WEN CHOU CASE NO. 18STPB10661
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ROGER YU WEN CHOU. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TIFFANY CHOU in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that TIFFANY CHOU be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 12/19/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 5 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 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 GREG LAWRENCE, ESQUIRE SBN 82243 ACCESS LAWYERS GROUP 527 S LAKE AVE #200 PASADENA CA 91101 12/3, 12/6, 12/10/18 CNS-3198950# ARCADIA WEEKLY
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: YINING XIE CASE NO. 18STPB10849
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of YINING XIE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JINGJING GUO in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JINGJING GUO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ADA YIN-MAN NG CHENG Case No. 18STPB08428
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ADA YIN-MAN NG CHENG A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Jonathan Chungyue Cheng in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Jonathan Chungyue Cheng be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 11 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 rep-
resentative 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 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: GRACE LEA CHANG SBN 151564 CHANGMATTERN 301 E COLORADO BLVD STE 325 PASADENA CA 91101 Monrovia Weekly December 3, 6, 10, 2018
Public Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITION OF Flavia Gabriela Jonarta FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18BBCP00045 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles 300 East Olive, Burbank, Ca 91502, North Central District TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Flavia Gabriela Jonarta filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name a. Flavia Gabriela Jonarta to Proposed name Gabriela Yonarta 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reason for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 12/21/2018 Time: 8:30AM Dept: NCB-B Room: The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the day set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Arcadia Weekly DATED: November 7, 2018 Darrel Mavis JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Pub. November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2018 ARCADIA WEEKLY ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITION OF Hazel Chan FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18GDCP00050 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles 600 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206, East District TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Hazel Chan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name a. Hazel Chan to Proposed name Lingfei Chen 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reason for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/30/2019 Time: 8:30AM Dept: D Room: The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the day set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Arcadia Weekly DATED: NOV 15, 2018 Darrell Mavis JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Pub. November 22, 2018, November 29, 2018, December 06, 2018, December 13, 2018 ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF GOODS TO SATISFY LIEN AUCTION LOCATION: 730 CYPRESS AVE., MONROVIA, CA In accordance with the provisions of the California Commercial Code, Sections 7201-7210, notice is hereby given that on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 am of said date, at 730 Cypress Ave., City of Monrovia, County of Los Angeles, State of CA, the undersigned will sell at public auction for cash, in lawful money of the United States, the articles hereinafter described, belonging to, or deposited with, the undersigned by the persons hereinafter named at: Pink Transfer Moving and Storage. Said goods are being held on the accounts of: George LeFave, Claudia Fisher, Market Grill and Julio Ramirez, Jr. All other goods are described as household goods, furniture, antiques, appliances, tools, misc goods, office furniture, and articles of art, equipment, rugs, sealed cartons and the unknown. The auction will be made for
the purpose of satisfying the lien of the undersigned on said personal property to the extent of the sum owed, together with the cost of the sale. For information contact Pink Transfer Moving and Storage. Terms: Cash only with a 15% buyer's premium. Payment and removal of items purchased, day of sale. Auction conducted by American Auctioneers, Dan Dotson & Associates (800) 838-SOLD, (909) 790-0433 or www. americanauctioneers.com Bond #FS86320-14. Pink Transfer Moving and Storage 11/29, 12/6/18 CNS-3197865# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 020188-07 (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: Zing Bistro LLC, 643 W. Duarte Road, #B, Arcadia, CA 91007 (3) The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: Zing Bistro LLC, 643 W. Duarte Road, #B, Arcadia, CA 91007 (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: Lijuan Wu, 643 W. Duarte Road, #B, Arcadia, CA 91007 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are equipments, furniture, fixtures, leasehold improvement, and goodwill of that certain business located at: 643 W. Duarte Road, #B, Arcadia, CA 91007 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at that location is: Fuzhou Cuisine (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is 12/24/18 at the office of Culture Escrow, Inc., 2060 Huntington Drive, Suite 3 San Marino, CA 91108-2044, Escrow No. 020188-07, Escrow Officer: Pamela Lee (8) Claims may be filed with Same as "7" above. (9) The last date for filing claims is 12/21/18. (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: "NONE" Dated: November 20, 2018 TRANSFEREES: S/ Lijuan Wu 12/6/18 CNS-3200051# ARCADIA WEEKLY
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Brandywine Homes has acquired 1.26 acres in Duarte, Calif., and plans to build Oliva, a community offering 25 three-story townhomes. Brandywine has broken ground on the new neighborhood and plans to open the property for sale in summer of 2019. “The San Gabriel Valley has everything people living around the L.A. area are looking for: jobs, entertainment, shopping, dining and more,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing for Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Unfortunately, the supply of new housing for those who want to live in the area is very low. We hope to ease that with the homes at Oliva.” The spacious, contemporary three- and fourbedroom, three-and-ahalf bath townhomes will range from approximately 1,773 to 1,913 square feet. These townhomes will include large kitchens with islands and granite and quartz countertops, downstairs bedrooms and large great rooms on the second level. Oliva will include community open space with barbecues and picnic tables. Oliva is conveniently located off of the 210 Freeway and in close proximity to the Metro Gold Line within the acclaimed Duarte Unified School District. Additionally, it is close to the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Monrovia Canyon Park, the City of Hope Medical Center and in walking distance of an abundance of retail and restaurants. According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of single-family housing in typical metro areas, adding 25 townhomes will generate $7.1 million in local income, $900,000 in taxes and other revenue for local governments and 98.5 local jobs.
decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 12/28/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 67 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 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 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP NICHOLAS J. VAN BRUNT - SBN 233876 AND AMY L. MCEVOY (SBN 227386) 1901 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 16TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90067 12/3, 12/6, 12/10/18 CNS-3199300# ARCADIA WEEKLY
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ave you ever had to do extra work in a job interview? One of my most intense interviews ever was at Target. I interviewed there after graduate school for a project management role. The process was unlike one I had ever seen up to then. Target flew me into Minneapolis one evening, with a day of interviews to follow. The day itself is a blur now; so much happened in a relatively tiny amount of time. I had multiple individual interviews. They happened back to back in a small room. One person would come in and interview me. They’d leave and then another person would come in. This happened around four times in a row. It was back to back with no real breaks. Then, the human resources manager took me to lunch. It was right next door and it wasn’t any kind of lunch. It was a lunch interview. I had to be on my game. After lunch, I was taken to another business nearby. There, I took an IQ test that was very much like the SAT you might have taken to get into college. There was a math portion and a verbal portion. It was a lot do to after five interviews. But, the fun didn’t end there. Next, I was met by a psychologist. The
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psychologist administered a psychological exam. After it was over, I remember stretching out in the back seat of a cab on my way back to the airport. I was exhausted. I’d never had such an intense interview. This sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. But, do you know what else it is? It’s an attempt at a fairer interview process. No interview is unbiased. Some people perform better in an in person interview. Others do better on a test. Allowing the candidate to be tested in multiple ways is a good way to reduce the likelihood of an unfair process. In fact, my favorite interviews are the ones with the most work. I like it when you write a proposal for the manager, to show them what you will bring to the table. I feel like it gives you a chance to sell yourself. It gives the manager a chance to truly measure your abilities. And, it reduces your risk of
a mismatch. The next time you’re put through a long and difficult interview process, remember this. The process is likely more fair than if the hiring manager met you and quickly decided. If you get the job, it’s more likely to be a better fit for you. You may also be wondering whatever happened at Target. I got the job offer and the company was so nice that they sent me flowers to congratulate me. Target was a truly amazing company. I didn’t end up taking the job, but I took away the importance of a thorough interview process. Angela Copeland, a career coach and founder of Copeland Coaching, can be reached at copelandcoaching.com.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies from Cal State, L.A. in 1963. Every time I hear the United States has millions of undocumented aliens with no reasonable solution or remedy for this situation, I'm ashamed. In my opinion the American public would not support the rounding up and deportation of millions of, mostly, law abiding residents. True, they have violated immigration law by being here, but that is not enough to turn otherwise good peoples’ lives into turmoil. The American way is to allow decent people freedom and the pursuit of happiness like their fore fathers had last century. I have never been one not to express an opinion, so here goes. In this day and age not to know how many aliens we have and where they are is ridiculous. In January of 1942 President Roosevelt issued a proclamation requiring all aliens to register. I don't know if this proclamation is still valid. However, our current situation probably mandates it again. Why would it be so difficult to require all undocumented aliens to register once a year? Once registered these aliens could be issued a provisional resident card. With these ID cards they could be eligible for a lot of the American rights that we take for granted. The provisions of these IDs could
be determined by brilliant educators like Victor Hanson from California and Bill Bennett from Washington D.C. Obviously, the provisions would be determined by the primary goal of assimilation. Bringing these millions out of the shadows, would allow these residents to release more of their potential. If this is done, it must be understood that failure to register and or, certain illegal behavior could result in deportation. Due to the large number of aliens, and while a plan of assimilation is in progress, it might be reasonable to curtail legal immigration for a few years. This was done in the 1920s to allow for alien assimilation and it seemed to work then. I think a reasonable solution to this problem will have to come from the private sector. Politicians are too politicized to be reasonable. Our current non-action is not right to the American citizens and the aliens. It is a time to make lemonade and politics be damned. - Glen O. Monrovia
Reader Expresses Opposition to Arcadia’s Historic Preservation Ordinance Dear Editor, I am opposed to the city’s Historic Preservation Ordinance (HPO) for any reason, primarily because it is an infringement on citizens’ property rights and clouds the property owner’s title and restricts our rights to sell our properties at maximum
full market value. The demographic here in Arcadia will not buy a property with these overreaching Historic Preservation restrictions. Your HPO will not promote harmony our council members strive for. Stop this over regulation of our property rights. I would like to mention that if this ordnance impacted any or all council members it would not pass!! - Mike J. Arcadia
Reader Shares Doubts Over PUSD Receiving Revenue from Ballot Measure Dear Editor, Talks postponed for sharing tax revenue with PUSD? What’s next? I guess the left hand didn’t really know what the right hand had in mind when it appeared that it was only using the school system as a prop to fleece the citizens of additional sales tax revenue. Without the school revenue promise of sharing Measure I revenue, I believe the citizens would have never passed the city bale out [of] Measure I. Now I guess the revenue sharing of the sales tax with PUSD may be compromised? When is a school system always flush with money for support of educational programs? Let’s watch to see the magic numbers in the audits so we can have a chance to put the bale [sic] out measure back on a future ballot measure. - Richard L. PASADENA
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Monrovia girls’ water polo has been here before, but this time, it’s seeking to sustain their early season success all the way through league play and beyond. Just like with most things in life, it’s not always how you start but more of how you finish. In this case, Monrovia is off to a solid start once again as it emerged victorious in four of its first six games.
However, this is similar to how last season played out where the Wildcats had an 11-5 preseason record only to go 2-6 in Rio Hondo League action. This season, Monrovia kicked things off by taking down Flintridge Sacred Heart 6-3 on Nov. 26 while following that up with an 8-4 win over neighbors Arcadia the next day. The team then traveled to Burbank High School to compete in the Burbank Tournament where they went 2-2 with wins over Flintridge Prep and Burbank while losing to
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Apaches Cash in With LeagueOpening Win Over Burbank
Despite running out of gas in the league tournament, the Mustangs of Mayfield won the league title with a 7-1 record. – Courtesy photo / Twitter, @MJSAthletics
Mayfield Captures League Title but Falls Short in Postseason Tourney
n a nice change of pace, the Mayfield Junior School girls’ basketball team etched themselves in the history books as it put together a remarkable run in its 2018 campaign. The Mustangs made a name for themselves this season as Head Coach Melissa White and her team played plenty of exhilarating basketball. Despite coming
up short in one game, the girls won the other seven, which earned them the 2018 Independent League Title over rival schools such as Polytechnic, Rio Hondo Prep and Westridge. In two of those regular season games, Sophia Heredia drained a gamewinning three-pointer against Polytechnic and one in overtime against
Westridge. The final contest of the season came against High Point, in which the team was able to grab the big win for the elusive league title. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, they were eventually upended in the league tournament that took place on Monday at Mayfield Junior School. Last season, Mayfield went undefeated in league.
The Arcadia girls’ soccer team is wasting no time as only three games into the season the Apaches handily defeated Burbank 6-0 in their first Pacific League match-up on Tuesday. “Obviously, it feels great,” said eight-year Head Coach Ryen Piszyk on getting the first win. “We have lots of new faces, lots of new positions, same style of play but just having people adapt has been a struggle.” The defending Pacific League champs have had a less-than-ideal start this season, falling to La Salle 1-0 while drawing even with Monrovia 0-0 who, albeit, are both talented teams. Piszyk also said his team’s early struggles are due to a pileup of injuries that have prevented the Apaches from finding a rhythm. “We haven’t had a full team since we started practice. There’s been someone hurt, there’s been somebody with club, there’s been somebody sick so were still trying to get everybody healthy,” Piszyk said. However, Arcadia managed to find its footing in Tuesday’s routing over Burbank as the team seems primed to defend the title this season. The game was essentially over in the first have as the Bulldogs were no match for Arcadia’s ball movement and speed, especially along the flanks. The Apaches
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went into the half with a 4-0 lead and never looked back in the second half. Five different players found the back of the net for Arcadia with sophomore Sanaz Mosallaie leading the way with a brace. Other scorers included Avery Bogue, Shriya Velichala, Cameron Hoon and Teresa Rosas. Despite Arcadia’s success in the final third, junior Bertha Guzman was a force in the midfield, distributing the ball and disrupting Burbank’s offense while dishing out
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BRADBURY: Exclusive gated Bradbury community this updated stately English Tudor estate property offers an abundance of tranquility and peacefulness. Zoned for horses! There are 2 master suites, 3 additional bedrooms, large living room, entertainment room with a wet bar, formal dining room, grand family room with fireplace, custom kitchen and a theater/media room. There is a newly remodeled guest house and a pool and spa.
PASADENA: This grand Federalist Revival home built in 1926 is situated in a prestigious estate neighborhood. It is conveniently located near Cal Tech, the Athenaeum, Huntington Library/ Gardens, South Lake shopping district and the 110 Freeway for quick access to downtown LA. The house is 3,907 sf on a 14,730 sf lot with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large front yard, and a covered patio in a private backyard. Don’t miss this lovely estate home. $2,199,000
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$2,199,000 538 FRANKLIN PL., MONROVIA
SIERRA MADRE: Striking panoramic views paired with a secluded location
create a desirable setting for this estate property. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms are complimented by a first floor with an open floor plan and a lovely double staircase. The resort like back yard has a pool, built in BBQ and mountain views. This property needs repairs and is the perfect opportunity to personalize and create your dream home! (505LOT) $1,630,000
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1469 E. FOOTHILL BLVD, GLENDORA
GLENDORA: Why buy a remodel when you can have brand new 2018 construction? Mediterranean
resort style living with 5 bedrooms and baths, and the latest conveniences to make day to day living luxurious. Designer color schemes and lighting, hardwood floors and crown molding throughout, porcelain & marble bathrooms, Kitchen Aid stainless-steel appliances with a professional gas cooktop and double ovens, paired with quartz countertops and tile backsplashes. The master suite and bath shout “classic craftsmanship” with dual sinks, beveled mirrors, a private soaking tub, and a large walk-in closet. Packed with the latest technology, Cat 5 & 6 computer wiring, phone & cable jacks, a security system, fire sprinklers, Wi-Fi thermostat, Low-E windows, and so much more.
OPEN HOUSE SAT. 1-4PM 960 SAN PASQUAL ST., #309, PASADENA
PASADENA: The highly desirable location of this contemporary style condo is conveniently located just steps from the South Lake Shopping District and many other Pasadena destinations. There are two bedrooms with a “Juliet” balcony off the Master bedroom. The unit has 2 parking spaces and there is a community laundry as well as a sparkling swimming pool. The HOA fees are $575 and include water, trash, sewer and earthquake insurance!
MONROVIA: English Character home in North Monrovia Foothills. 3 bedrooms, 1 and 1 ¾ baths, approximately 2000 square feet, family room, 3 level view deck, flat lot, replumbed, new kitchen and baths, immaculate.
PASADENA: Lovely townhome located in a gated community and conveniently located near downtown LA and Pasadena Central Business District. Desirable end-unit in rear of complex with a patio and side yard perfect for pets. 1,620 sf unit with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and laundry area. Parking for 3 cars in private subterranean garage with a lift to the first floor of the unit. For more information and pictures.
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OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-4PM 1020 S. MARENGO AVE., #11, PASADENA
PASADENA: This charming cottage will warm your heart with its brick detailing. The house is 2,390 sf on a 6,994 sf lot and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The backyard is waiting for the family fun to begin with its sparkling pool and hot tub. $998,000
OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1 - 4PM 500 S HILL AVE., PASADENA
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