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tarting next week, March 21, you’ll see some noteworthy and exciting changes with Beacon Media print products. We remain stalwartly focused on covering Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre, and with our websites you’ll be able to access that information immediately, whenever and wherever you might be. Our investment in the digital realm will give readers enhanced access to news and information, including investigative journalism, and electronic newsletters to our vast subscription base. Our websites (;, sierramadreweekly. com and will be updated with the latest news and information available. In addition, our newspaper group’s regional publications will also be able SEE DIGITAL DIRECTION PAGE 13

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Arcadia’s Maki Hsieh is Honored as 22nd District’s ‘Woman of the Year’ May S. RUIZ

On March 4, Maki Hsieh, Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Executive Director, was honored as the 2019 ‘Woman of the Year’ by Senator Susan Rubio of the 22nd District. Since 1987, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus has awarded women in each State and Assembly

district this recognition at a ceremony held at the California State Senate Chamber at the state capitol. The award is a tribute to Hsieh’s accomplishments, which are nothing short of amazing. When she came on board, she inherited several problems that needed to be fixed quickly. The Foundation’s fundraising wasn’t covering SEE MAKI HSIEH PAGE 12

Part 1: Santa Anita Village Isabelle CRUZ Editorial Intern

Over 188 years ago, Elias “Lucky” Baldwin owned more than 40,000 acres in Southern California. His businesses and properties left historical legacies, most especially in Arcadia. In an effort to preserve these legacies, the

issue has been taken to City Council in the attempt to preserve the revered significance of these properties through a historic preservation ordinance. The ordinance would protect structures and resources important to Arcadia’s history. The city has paid $128,000 so far for the Architectural Resource Group’s (ARG) SEE HISTORIC DISTRICTS PAGE 13




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Guild’s members are 60-70 years old, however Brisendine said that that they hope to have younger participants so that the tradition of quilting is carried on. “Because the age span in our quilt group is about 40 years, we have learned and watched these other women,” Brisendine explained. “Now we’re here passing on our knowledge to the next generation.”

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ucked away in Arcadia, female quilters uphold a longstanding American tradition Marilyn Brisendine describes as an art that is being lost to us. In a conversation of the Wandering Foot Quilt Guild she’s been a part of for 15-17 years, my perspective of quilting quickly changed. My initial assumption, and I’m sure many would agree, was that quilting is just a hobby people participate in when they get older. Brisendine, the community chairperson for the Guild, explained that for her, quilting with her lifelong friends has provided her a space to feel supported by women like her. “What started the club was a group of women who were friends who wanted to get together to exchange their ideas about quilting,” she said when I asked her about the Guild’s origins. The goal of their organization is to teach quilting while giving back to the community. Their community outreach includes making caps for preemies (premature infants), blankets for chemo patients, quilts for kids and

The Guild’s 2016 Wandering into the Woods spring retreat. - Courtesy photo / Wandering Foot Quilt Guild

teenagers, and their biggest project: providing love and comfort through gifts and donations for the University of Southern California (USC) Medical center. “We give about 50-70 items a month to the USC medical center for low-income people with illnesses,” Brisendine explained. Aside from their focus on giving back to the community, the Guild’s emphasis is on learning quilting and hand-work from each other. “All of us have something we’re good at,” she said. “And we use that to teach each other our different skills.” This includes new styles and patterns that each woman has learned on their own or through other women. Sometimes, the Guild invites outside speakers or guests to

lead workshops where the women pay a fee and they set up tables and they all sew together. Although the idea of quilting seemed daunting to me, Brisendine reassured me that regardless of my sewing skills, they welcome all who are interested in learning the craft. The best part? Joining the Guild is as easy as coming to a meeting. Brisendine explained that in the Guild, the women made an agreement that the culture of their organization is going to be open to new members at all times. “We formed a pact at one of our knitting group meetings and we said everybody is gonna be friendly and we’re going to welcome them,” Brisendine explained about how membership works for their

organization. “It’s become so much more fun because we have members of different ages” she said. The average age of the

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Law Day attorneys will answer questions on various legal issues. – Courtesy photo

Local Monrovia Business Pitch Their Innovative Idea on Shark Tank Telecommunication veterans Steve Berkson and Roger Anderson know a thing or two about telemarketers and scammers and what a nuisance their unsolicited calls are. After a particularly terrible experience with a telemarketer, Berkson and Anderson banded together and founded Jolly Roger Telephone Company. Rather than waste your time ignoring or talking to a telemarketer, Jolly Roger patches the caller through to a robot, which will then have a conversation. The following phrases will respond to the caller: “Did you wash my leggings?” “I’m making dinner, you gotta wait.” “I’m having trouble concentrating cause you sound exactly like someone I went to high school with.” And not only do these bots have conversations, Jolly Roger records the phone call for you to

Steve Berkson and Roger Anderson of Jolly Roger Telephone Company. – Courtesy photo / Monrovia City Manager Update

playback for a laugh. The company can even publish some best recorded calls on their YouTube page. This past Sunday, Berkson and Anderson appeared on Shark Tank, a nationwide reality television series where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and/or companies to a panel of five investors, or “sharks.” Jolly Roger Telephone Company caught the interest of two sharks and even received an offer

for $400,000. In the end, Jolly Roger did not walk away with a deal, but now millions of people know they are no longer alone in their fight against telemarketers and scammers. You can learn more by visiting their website at or their features on New York Times, NBC’s Today Show. You can also watch their Shark Tank pitch on ABC.

Arcadia’s 21st Annual Law Day Offers Free Legal Advice The City of Arcadia and the Arcadia Chinese Association will offer a free Ask- a-Lawyer Program at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the nationwide Law Day celebration. Volunteer attorneys are available to meet with the public and provide them with a free brief one-onone consultation on general legal questions. They will provide a summary of legal rights and general advice on a “walk-up” basis, and where appropriate, will refer individuals to the proper legal or governmental organizations. Law Day attorneys are unable to accept any cases from the people they meet. Law Day attorneys will answer questions on immi-

gration, consumer rights, landlord-tenant issues, insurance issues, property, family law, estate planning and trusts, general litigation, Bankruptcy, government benefits, employee rights, workers’ compensation, personal injury and other topics. Informational brochures and pamphlets are available as additional legal resources. Financial questions often arise in correlation with legal issues. Attorneys are available at Law Day to offer advice in the areas of taxes, real estate, estate planning, and other areas that have financial implications. Read More at,, under Community

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Pasadena Man Arrested in Scheme in Which Chinese Money Allegedly Funded Marijuana Grow Houses Three men were arrested this morning on federal charges alleging they took part in a scheme that used millions of dollars wired from China to purchase seven residential homes in San Bernardino County that were converted into illegal marijuana grow houses. The three defendants arrested today pursuant to a federal criminal complaint are: Lin Li, a.k.a. Aaron Li, 37, of Chino, the U.S.-based coordinator of the alleged scheme; Ben Chen, 42, of Alhambra, who allegedly took care of the marijuana grows; and Jimmy Yu, 44, of Pasadena, a second alleged grow house caretaker. The complaint charges the three defendants with one count of manufacturing, distributing, and possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana. The three men are expected to make their initial appearances this afternoon in United States District Court in Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the arrests, law enforcement executed search warrants at Li’s home and seven marijuana-grow houses in Chino, Ontario and Chino Hills. As a result of the searches, authorities seized approximately 1,650 marijuana plants from several grow houses, as well as cash at Li’s house currently estimated to be at least $80,000. Today’s takedown is the result of a 14-month investigation that was initiated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and soon after was joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). In relation to the criminal charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the HSI’s Asset Identification and Removal Group, has begun the process to forfeit the seven homes where marijuana was being grown. The properties are cumulatively worth more than $5 million. According to a 120-page

Authorities seized approximately 1,650 marijuana plants from several grow houses. – Courtesy photo

affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Li, a real estate agent, orchestrated a scheme that purchased residential properties through transactions designed to conceal the homes’ true owners, converted the houses to marijuana grow operations, and trafficked marijuana, with most of the processed marijuana being sold to customers in California and Nevada. After receiving financing from sources in China, Li “acted as the realtor for the

Kiwanis Club of Arcadia Invites You to Crawl for a Cause in Old Town Monrovia Danelle WOODMAN Editorial Intern

Kiwanis Club of Arcadia Young Professional is hosting their third annual Crawl for a Cause on April 27 in Downtown Monrovia. The Crawl will be from 3 – 6 p.m. By attending this event, you will be supporting your local community and the kids in it. The Crawl will start at the Diplomat, where there are going to be drink discounts. Then, the Crawl will continue through Gem City Grill, 1776, and 38 Degrees. Finally, the winner’s ceremony will take place at Copper Still where there will be free appetizers.

One of the Crawl’s locations, Gem City Grill. – Courtesy photo / Twitter, @RaiderRod

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purchase of [seven residences], which he then converted into illegal marijuana grow houses,” the affidavit states. “Li coordinated the purchase of the properties, managed them after purchase, paid their utilities and taxes, and established shell companies for the purpose of managing the properties’ finances.” Investigators believe Li attempted to distance himself from the conspiracy by using Chen and Yu to manage day-to-day operations at the

grow houses, to help with out-of-state distribution of the marijuana, and to return marijuana sale proceeds. Li also used bypasses to physically divert electricity directly from power lines, thus stealing power from the electric companies, hiding the grow houses’ high power usage from law enforcement, and creating fire risks in neighborhoods. According to the affidavit, Li’s attempts to insulate himself from culpability went as far as creating fake leases for some of the properties, documents that included fake tenants, forged electronic signatures, and special clauses that purported to prohibit the fake tenants from cultivating marijuana at the homes. “In states that have decriminalized marijuana, we have seen an influx of foreign money used to establish grow operations, with much of the marijuana being destined for out-of-state consumers,” said United States Attorney Nick Hanna. “By establish-

ing illegal drug operations in residential neighborhoods, the defendants increased the risks to law-abiding homeowners, caused neighborhood blight, and stole power from utilities.” “HSI, together with our law enforcement partners, will continue to target transnational criminal organizations that think they can use our neighborhoods as locations for criminal activity,” said Joseph Macias, Special Agent in Charge for HSI Los Angeles. “Today’s arrests and searches, coordinated jointly with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Attorney’s office, are the next step in shutting down criminals who would trash our communities for their own greed.”

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Monrovia’s Paint N’ Play Hosts Free Prom Dress Drive Paint N’ Play, Monrovia will be turning its studio space into a small boutique where girls will try on prom dresses and accessories. This event takes place March 11 to May 10, Tuesdays to Fridays from 4p.m. to 7p.m. at the Paint N’ Play Art Studio at 418 S. Myrtle Ave. This prom dress drive is intended for low-income families in our community in hopes of providing that Cinderella moment every teenage girl hopes for. This drive is also open to all area high school

seniors with a valid high school ID and parents must be present. Hair and makeup appointments will be arranged on site. Five girls will be fitted at a time. Dress Appointments will have priority. If anyone would like to contribute to the prom drive, donations are accepted until May 3. Possible donations include: -New or gently used prom dresses, tuxedos, formal dresses. -Evening bags. -Dress shoes.

-Jewelry. -Gift cards -Hair and Makeup artist services All donations can be dropped off at the Paint N’ Play Art Studio, Tuesday-Saturday 11a.m. to 7p.m. or Sunday 11a.m. to 4:30p.m. Call Phyllis Clayborne (626)208-6042 or Judy Sedano(626)379-2694 for appointments. Appointments may fill fast and there is a limited supply of products available.

Legal Loophole Costs Local Man $3,742 in the Sale of His Home When buying or selling a home, there are many legal details that you may be unaware of that are, nevertheless, critical to understand. Whenever residential real estate is transferred from one party to another, subtle details can turn into major problems if not handled correctly, and will certainly cost you if you are not properly informed. Misinformation recently cost one local resident over

three thousand dollars in the sale of their home. Don’t let this happen to you. In answer to this issue, Industry Insiders have prepared a FREE special report entitled, “Legal Mistakes to Avoid When Buying or Selling a Home.” To order a FREE Special Report, visit www.RealEstateLegalLoophole. com or to hear a brief recorded message about how to order

your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-888300-4632 and enter 1011. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to protect your investment when you buy or sell your home. This report is courtesy of Rudy L. Kusuma Real Estate Broker Lic# 01820322. Copyright © 2012


ARCADIA March 3 Shortly before 8:06 a.m., an officer responded to Chevron, 500 N. Santa Anita Ave., regarding a fraud report. The reporting party located a credit card scanning device, also known as a skimmer, installed on the cashier’s credit card reader. March 4 At approximately 1:40 p.m., an officer responded to Dana Middle School, 1401 S. First Ave., regarding a battery report. A fight broke out between three female students resulting in all three punching each other. The school is conducting a formal investigation. At 3:58 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Columbia Road regarding a residential burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed two black males attempted to burglarize the residence but fled once they saw the security cameras. The investigation is ongoing. March 5 Just before 3:53 p.m., officers responded to Victoria’s Secret, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a grand theft report. A loss prevention employee witnessed the two suspects steal $3,288 worth of merchandise. They fled in a black Ford Fusion and exited the mall through Gate 8 toward the freeway. The suspects are described as a Black female wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and a Black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie. The investigation is ongoing. March 6 Shortly after 10:30 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard regarding a grand theft of package report. Unknown suspect(s) stole packages containing three new Apple iPhones, a loss valued at nearly $3,400. The investigation is ongoing.

March 7 Before 11:45 a.m., an officer responded to Cement Mason, 5417 Peck Road, regarding a petty theft report. An investigation revealed two suspects stole gardening equipment from the bed of the victim’s truck. The witness described the suspects as a Hispanic male with fair skin, a navy blue sweater, and a baseball hat with “Senior Fish” in red letters. The second suspect was a Hispanic female with dark, medium length hair. They fled in an older white SUV. The investigation is ongoing March 8 Around 8:26 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Huntington Drive and Colorado Place for having fraudulent registration stickers. Upon contacting the driver, the 32-year-old female from Pasadena admitted to driving without a license and being in possession of methamphetamine. The suspect was cited and released in the field. At about 9:49 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of West Duarte Road regarding a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear window, ransacked the vacant home, and fled with a black torch adapter. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. Just before 4:23 p.m., an officer responded to Rainbow Spa, 70 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a grand theft report. The officer discovered two male suspects entered the location and stole an employee’s purse before fleeing on foot. The suspects are described as Black males in their early twenties. The investigation is ongoing. Shortly after 11:35 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim’s vehicle was stolen from the parking lot sometime after 6:50 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.

March 9 At approximately 12:41 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of West Las Flores Avenue regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspects entered the home by unknown means, ransacked the home, and fled with jewelry and a wall safe. The investigation is ongoing.

MONROVIA March 3 At 9:40 a.m., a theft of luggage was reported at a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington. The victim set his luggage out in front of the hotel and went inside. When he came back, he saw a male Hispanic subject in his 50s running away with his luggage. He lost sight of the suspect and called the police. The luggage contained his passports and other personal property. An area search was completed, but the suspect was not located. At 8:03 p.m., police dispatch received a burglary alarm activation at a commercial building in the 400 block of West Maple that had been burglarized multiple times. Officers quickly responded and saw a boardedup window had been forced open. An El Monte Police Department canine unit responded to the location to assist in searching the building. The interior was searched, but the suspect was not located. The owner responded and reviewed surveillance video of the break-in. It appears to be the same suspect from the previous burglaries and an unknown amount of cash was taken from the tip jar. The investigation is continuing. At 11:35 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 800 block of South Myrtle. The victim reported that someone had broken into his work vehicle. The victim saw a male and a female Hispanic inside his vehicle. The victim confronted the male suspect and began hitting him with his cane. Both suspects fled in a silver, Volkswagen hatch-

back. The victim did not find anything missing at the time. The investigation is continuing. March 5 At 1:23 a.m., officers responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Shamrock and Valley View. A motorist was traveling north on Shamrock and collided into a parked vehicle near the intersection. The impact was so severe it disabled both vehicles. The driver fled the scene on foot, but was quickly detained nearby. The driver was possibly under the influence of drugs, but due to his injuries, he was taken to a hospital for immediate medical aid. Charges are pending and the investigation is continuing. At 1:13 p.m., police received a call reporting a female subject trespassing at a vacant residence in the 400 block of East Maple. An officer responded and found a female subject sleeping inside the residence covered up with a blanket. An officer made contact with the subject and she said she entered the location through an unlocked door. The officer searched the location and found no signs of forced entry. The subject was arrested for trespassing; she was booked and later released on a citation. At 11:49 p.m., Monrovia Fire and Rescue requested officers respond regarding a suspicious fire in the 900 block of Monterey. Officers arrived and found a bush had been set on fire. They were also told by fire personnel that an earlier fire had occurred in front of the Unity Center on Chestnut. The self-serve library box had been set on fire about an hour earlier. An unknown suspect filled the book box with sticks and debris, and then lit the box on fire. The investigation is continuing. March 6 At 12:35 a.m., police dispatch received numerous calls reporting a structure fire at a residence in the 700 block of West Colorado. Officers arrived and found the location on fire, and the fire had spread to an adjacent home.

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Multiple agencies responded to assist Monrovia Fire and Rescue with firefighting efforts, including Pasadena and Arcadia Fire Departments. Arcadia and Sierra Madre Police Departments also assisted with evacuations and traffic control. The cause of the fire is under investigation. At 3:56 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting two subjects stealing mail from a location in the 200 Block East Foothill. They fled west on Foothill in a blue vehicle. Officers arrived and confirmed a theft had occurred. An area search was conducted, but officers were not able to locate the suspects. Investigation is continuing. At 10:45 a.m., a female customer of a grocery store in the 600 block of West Huntington reported someone had taken her wallet and credit cards from her shopping cart while she was shopping inside the store. She discovered her wallet had been stolen when she went to checkout at the registers and pay. This investigation is continuing. At 11:33 a.m., a theft of a purse at a grocery store in the 600 block of West Huntington was reported to police. The female victim reported that someone had stolen her purse and credit cards from her shopping cart while she was shopping the day before on March 5. This investigation is continuing.


At 7:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Myrtle and Alta Vista regarding a male subject that appeared extremely intoxicated. They arrived and found the subject, who displayed obvious signs of intoxication. The subject was too intoxicated to care for himself and was arrested for being drunk in public. He was held for a sobering period. March 7 At 12:03 a.m., dispatch received numerous calls reporting a structure fire at a residence in the 800 block of West Walnut. The residence was occupied by one male adult, who escaped injury. The Monrovia Fire Department arrived and put out the fire. The Police and Fire Departments are investigating the cause of the fire. Monrovia Police Detectives were called in to assist with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

SIERRA MADRE March 4 An injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred at about 6:05 p.m., in the 00 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard. The pedestrian was treated by the Sierra Madre Paramedics at the scene and later transported to a local hospital for further treatment. March 6

At 11:42 a.m., the owner of an unoccupied rental home in the 400 block of East Maple called police to report a subject that had gained entry into the home somehow and was using it as their temporary residence. Officers arrived and found no-trespassing signs posted around the home. The subject inside was detained, and after an investigation, was arrested for trespassing. At 1:30 p.m., a caller reported two motorists had just collided into one another in the 900 block of West Huntington. Officers responded and found no one was injured. After an investigation was conducted, the party at fault was issued a citation.

Between 2:45-4:15 p.m., a petty theft occurred in the 300 block of West Highland Avenue. An unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s garage (accessible to the public) and took a bicycle and a bicycle trailer. The suspect(s) then fled in an unknown direction by unknown means. The total loss was estimated to be about $850. The case was referred to detectives. March 9 A residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of North Sunnyside Avenue between the hours of 5:30-6 p.m. The case to was referred to detectives pending further investigation.

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FRIday - MARCH 15Over Town Brewing Grand Opening Party at Over Town Brewing Co., from noon – 11 p.m. (227 W. Maple Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Be the first to try their brews on tap and enjoy complimentary slices of pizza until 1 p.m. or enjoy food from one the many food vendors that will be there. For more information, visit @OverTownBrewingCo on Facebook. – MONROVIA


Brains & Brew Trivia Night at Wingwalker Brewery, from 7-9 p.m. (235 W. Maple Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Gather your friends, enjoy a beer or two and test your knowledge. For more information, visit Wingwalker Brewery on Facebook. – MONROVIA The Skinny Ties at Myrtle Tree Café, March 15 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (405 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Spend your Friday night rocking out to your favorite ‘80s hits for The Cure, GoGos, Billy Idol and more. For more information, visit @myrtletreecafe on Facebook. - MONROVIA

SATURday - MARCH 16 St. Paddy’s Celebration at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., from noon-11:30 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). A special beer will be released, there will be a live harpist from 2-4 p.m., Irish quesadillas from In the Cut Kitchen from noon to 10 p.m. and DJ Rick D will be spinning beginning at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit @mtlowebrewing on Facebook. – ARCADIA Caltech Science for March at Caltech’s Beckman Mall, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125). Visit Caltech’s campus, participate in 50-plus science activities, hear TED-style science talks, and listen to keynote speakers. There will be activities for children as well. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit - PASADENA

Sunday - MARCH 17 St. Patrick’s Rockin 7th Annual Party at Ixtapa Lounge, at 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. (119 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105). Expect drink specials, green beer, live performances, a stellar DJ lineup, and food. For more information, visit or call (626) 304-1000. - PASADENA A Woman’s Initiative at University Club of Pasadena, from 1-5 p.m. (175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Expect inspirational keynote speakers; an expert panel of women in marketing, finance, social media and business; and vendors. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit – PASADENA 2019 Wisteria Festival in Sierra Madre, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Take a shuttle ride to see the “World’s Largest Blossoming Plant,” according to Guinness, and enjoy live music, food and a beer garden. Tickets range from $7 to $12. For more information, visit – SIERRA MADRE


The Pasadena Scots Bagpipes and Drums. - Courtesy photo / Facebook, @OneColoradoOldPasadena

St. Paddy’s Day at One Colorado, March 17 from 1-2 p.m. (41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103). Cleary Irish Dance will perform traditional Irish dances followed by an interactive dance lesson in which the audience will be taught a jig or two. The Pasadena Scots will perform live at 3 p.m. Registration is free. For more information, visit – PASADENA


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MONday - MARCH 18 Glimpses of the Cosmic Dawn at The Huntington Library, from 7-8:45 p.m. (1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108). Dr. Ji will take attendees on a short tour of the early history of our universe and explain how we obtain glimpses of the cosmic dawn, when the first stars and galaxies were born and changed the universe forever. Tickets are sold out but to accommodate more guests for this popular series, the lecture in Rothenberg Hall will also be simulcast in an adjacent space, Haaga Hall. For more information, visit – SAN MARINO

TUEsday - MARCH 19 Elizabeth Hangan Blues Jam at The Mixx, from 8-11 p.m. (443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101).Blues Jam night with Elizabeth Hangan, Eric Garcia, Moe Beeks and Lynn Coulter. There is no cover charge. For more information, visit - PASADENA

WEDNESday - MARCH 20 The Women Artists of Disney at the Pasadena Central


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Library, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Mindy Johnson, historian and author of “Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation,” will explore the creative and technical advances of leading women artists whose contributions expanded and defined many of Walt Disney’s classic animated films. Visit @pasadenahistory on Facebook. - PASADENA

thursday - MARCH 21 Japanese Aesthetics and National Identity at USC Pacific Asia Museum, from 7-8:30 p.m. (46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Exploring the rich philosophical undercurrents of manga, woodblock prints, and Takashi Murakami’s theory of “superflat” art, USC Ph.D. candidate Ichigo Mina Kaneko will

lead a discussion on the complexities of aesthetics and national identity. Admission is free for all visitors Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. For more information, visit – PASADENA Tacos & Wine Spring Friendraiser at SWCA Environmental Consultants, from 7-9 p.m. (51 W. Dayton St., Pasadena, CA 91105). Join other young professionals for an evening of wine and tacos to learn more about Five Acres and how to support foster youth. General admission is $25 or purchase two tickets for $40. For more information, visit – PASADENA Too $hort at The Rose, at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Credited as being one of the pioneer rappers of West Coast hip-hop. Tickets range from $34 to $58. Visit - PASADENA


Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies Two Superb Irish Groups come together in one magical concert featuring wonderful harmonies and lilting melodies. Listen as these talented singers take you on a breathtaking musical journey covering Irish classics, opera, pop and jazz. SAT., MAR. 16, 2019 ▪ 8PM Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium ▪ Free Parking

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LA Arboretum in Arcadia Celebrates Peacock Day

Tenor James Onstad. – Courtesy photo / Pittance Chamber Music

Pittance Chamber Music Presents Evensong With James Onstad Pittance Chamber Music, known for featuring the extraordinary resident artists of the Los Angeles Opera pit and stage, presents “Evensong with James Onstad,” an evening offering of beloved works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Johannes Brahms, as part of Pittance Chamber Music’s fifth anniversary season. The concert is set to take place in Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. The program features American tenor James Onstad, pianist Paul Floyd and members of the Grammy-winning LA Opera Orchestra: violinists Ana Landauer and Grace Oh, violists Shawn Mann and Alma Fernandez, and cellist Rowena Hammill. The program will include Vaughan Williams’ “Phantasy Quintet and Four Hymns for Tenor, Viola and Piano” and Brahms’ String Quintet in G major, Op. 111. Hailed as "sensitive and precise” and “hauntingly beautiful” by New Classic Los Angeles (LA), American tenor James Onstad is an exciting new presence on the concert and operatic stage. Recent performances include debuts with the Chicago Symphony (in Bernstein’s Mass) and the LA Philharmonic (in John Cage’s sprawling operatic epic “Europeras” - a co-production of the LA Philharmonic and The Industry). In August and September of 2018 Onstad appeared in title role of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” in a co-production with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Clarence Brown Theater, described by Hedy Weiss of WTTW Chicago as “beautifully sung, emotionally true.” A versatile artist, Onstad

enjoys performing a wide range of repertoire from classical masters to modernday innovators. An ardent advocate of new music, he is a regular performer with The Industry, and has collaborated closely with MacArthur Genius Award recipient Matthew Aucoin, singing in Aucoin’s opera “Crossing” with the American Repertory Theater (in 2015) and

at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (in 2017), as well as premiering the role of Jake in Aucoin's “Second Nature” with Chicago Lyric Opera Unlimited.

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The beauty of peacocks and their dazzling plumage have inspired architects, artists, and cultures around the world for centuries. The attraction of the blue Indian species at the Arboretum becomes apparent each spring when the peacocks display their magnificent green and blue trains during mating season. Join the Arboretum for a day as they celebrate and share the history, science and beauty of these exotic creatures. Take one of their informative walking tours and learn how the birds came to be at the Arboretum. Stop by their science booth to learn about the behavior of the peacock. Learn what the different peacock honks and calls mean. For children there will peacock-themed story time, crafts and a kids’ peacock costume contest. Grown-ups can join the fun by wearing their favorite peacock inspired fashion. Peacock art crafts include a local artist creating a one-of-a-kind peacock mural. Peacock Day 2019 will start at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Participation in Peacock Day 2019 is included in the price of admission. Fashion has long used peacock motifs and colors. Whether plucked, printed or otherwise depicted, peacock feathers have ornamented wardrobes from around the world for centuries. At a special presentation at 2 p.m., Christina Johnson, associate curator at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles, will present an illustrated history of “Peacock Plumage in Fashion.” The fee for the talk is $5 for Arboretum

Learn all about peacocks during the 2019 Peacock Day. – Courtesy photo / Arboretum

members and $15 for the general public, the fee includes garden admission. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (626) 821-4623 or by visiting The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is located at 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia.

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Monrovia Resident and CAL State LA Students Captivate Audiences With Afro-Latin Ensemble in ‘Setenta’ Album The renowned Cal State Los Angeles (LA) Afro-Latin Ensemble has released its second album, “Setenta,” a vibrant compilation of beloved classics and new compositions that represent the past and future of the genre. Under the guidance of Monrovia resident and band director Professor Paul De Castro, the Cal State LA Afro Latin Ensemble has produced a passionate, sophisticated work that revels in its cultural tradition. Breezy flutes and bright trumpets, nimble and intricate percussion work and a sultry modern take on Leonard Bernstein’s “Maria” are just a few of the delights this joyful album packs. “The goals were very high. I didn’t accept second-rate anything,” De Castro said of the album. “We had the best

arrangements, great guest stars, and I put the pressure on the students.” ‘Setenta’ (Spanish for seventy) was named to commemorate Cal State LA’s 70th anniversary and is the second release from Aerie Records, which was launched in 2014 by Cal State LA President William A. Covino and his wife, Debbie Covino. “The roots of Cal State LA’s Afro Latin Ensemble reach deeply into Los Angeles, and Setenta’s rich connection to the cultural fabric of our region has culminated in a work that is timeless,” President Covino said. The group began in 1999 as a Latin jazz ensemble, founded by students who sought the advice of De Castro, a Cal State LA alumnus and faculty member in the College of Arts and

The renowned CSULA Afro-Latin Ensemble. – Courtesy photo / Facebook, Cal State Los Angeles Afro Latin Ensemble

Letters. As a well-respected scholar of Afro Latin music and a talented professional pianist, De Castro was an

ideal faculty advisor for the fledgling Latin jazz ensemble. He incorporated traditional Caribbean rhythms, particularly those from Cuba, and

invited vocalists to join the group. Wearing signature guayabera shirts featuring the Cal State LA logo, the ensemble

has enthralled audiences at venues such as the Autry Museum and Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. In 2000, the 22-person ensemble performed in Cuba, and 10 years later, they played before an appreciative audience of 2,000 in China. To create “Setenta,” De Castro relied on alumni and friends of the program. He points to one of his favorite tracks on the album, “Trombonático,” as an example of that collaboration. For the trombone section, De Castro relied on former students, including Luis Bonilla, one of the premiere trombone players in the world. Read More at, Arts & Entertainment

Pasadena Symphony Announces 2019-20 Classics Season

The group will perform works by some contemporary compsers. - Courtesy photo / Facebook, @SGVCCSings

San Gabriel Valley Choral Company to Perform in Monrovia Award-winning San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) invites the public to attend "The Living Voice," a celebration of contemporary choral music, on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Monrovia (122 S. California Ave.). The choir will perform works by 20th and 21st century composers, including John Rutter, Simon and Garfunkel, Andrea Clearfield, David Dikau, settings of Langston Hughes by Ricky Ian Gordon and Harry Einhorn's hypnotic Tibetan chant. SGVCC is also proud to feature pieces by local composers Diana Woolner, Jake Roman, David Rentz and Michael Pawlicki. SGVCC is conducted by Visiting Artistic Director Dr. David Rentz, associate professor of music at Chaffey College. In addition to

heading Chaffey's choral and vocal music programs, Dr. Rentz supervises programs in choral and orchestral conducting at Claremont Graduate University and serves as the music director of the Orchestra Collective of Orange County and co-conductor of C3LA (Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles). SGVCC is delighted at the opportunity to work with Dr. Rentz, who graciously sustains and augments the vision of Artistic Director Dr. Alexandra Grabarchuk during her sabbatical. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students, and $10 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased online at or by sending checks payable to "SGVCC" to P.O. Box 2225 Monrovia, CA 91017. Tickets

will also be available at the door. SGVCC is committed to welcoming all music lovers regardless of ability to pay full ticket price. SGVCC has been bringing stunning choral music to the community since 1995. We invite the press to review our concerts and interview our Artistic Director, Dr. Alexandra Grabarchuk, as well as our Visiting Artistic Director, Dr. David Rentz. The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit connecting singers and audiences through accessible and diverse programming, quality performances, and community service. SGVCC envisions a world elevated through the power of song. For more information about The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company, please visit

Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony announce its 92nd season with an exhilarating schedule of seven concerts, running Oct. 19, 2019 through April 18, 2020. Alongside a stellar program of celebrated classical works, the symphony is introducing its Composers Showcase for the 2019-20 season, featuring works by both emerging and established contemporary composers at each concert, including two world premiere commissions – opening the season with a piece by aspiring composer Sydney Wang and closing with a new work by Michael Abels, composer of the critically acclaimed score for the film “Get Out.” All concerts take place at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The season also includes the annually sold-out Holiday Candlelight Concert on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 with both 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances at All Saints Church. Lockington kicks off the 2019-20 season on Oct. 19 with Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Naumburg Competition-winner violinist Tessa Lark performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. On Nov. 17 expect awardwinning pianist Alessio Bax on Beethoven’s powerhouse

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“Emperor Piano Concerto,” along with cutting edge Los Angeles composer Ellen Reid’s “Petrichor.” The orchestra’s annual Baroque concert on Jan. 25, 2020 will showcase the triumphant return of local violinist Simone Porter in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” paired with Reena Esmail’s “Teen Murti.” Virtuoso violinist Nick Kendall of Time for Three will perform a oneof-a-kind concerto based on Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” on Feb. 15 alongside Debussy’s “La Mer” and Oscar and Grammy Award winner Michael Giacchino’s “Voyage.” Nicholas McGegan concludes his celebrated tenure as principal guest conductor on March 21 with Mozart & McGegan, a Mozart Spectacular with Symphony No. 39 and the melodic perfection of his Piano Concerto No. 20.

Also on the March program, the orchestra will perform Caroline Shaw’s “Red, Red, Rose,” which the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer wrote for McGegan’s Philharmonia Baroque orchestra. Lockington returns to the podium on April 18 to close the season with Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan (“one of the most admired pianists of his generation” by the New York Times) plus Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and the new Abels commission. All Symphony Classics concerts take place at Ambassador Auditorium (131 S. St. John Ave.), with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Subscription packages start at $99 with single tickets starting at $35. Both may be purchased online at or by calling (626) 793-7172.

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Arcadia Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder, Mayhem in Domestic Violence Attack

A 25-year-old Arcadia man was sentenced on March 12, 2019 for stabbing his 18-yearold girlfriend in Temple City two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Matthew Fay Echauri was sentenced to 10 years and life in state prison with the possibility of parole in case GA100703. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Villalobos also imposed a 10-year criminal

protective order for the victim. Deputy District Attorney Melanie Buccat prosecuted the case. Echauri stabbed the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene after an argument at the victim’s Temple City home on March 2, 2017, prosecutors said. Two days later and while in local custody, Echauri called the victim and threatened her if she cooperated with law enforcement, according to

witness testimony. A jury found Echauri guilty in February of four felony counts: one count each of attempted murder and mayhem, as well as two counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime with force and violence. Read More at,, under News

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operations – they were in the red and had a debt obligation they couldn’t pay. Diversity programming was almost nonexistent and it was focused on a certain demographic. Today, they’ve paid off their debt and will be in the black for the first time in their operation’s history. They had a 114% net sales growth and they’ve recently secured their first $1M planned gift. I’m sitting at her dining table, the day after the ceremony, to chat about the award and what it means to her. She says, “I’m still in disbelief! This honor got me thinking about my mother’s journey. She started her new life in this country with nothing but a dream. She first came here in the 1950s to Sacramento, with two suitcases, not knowing any English. She was 19 years old. And here I am, one generation later, getting this award. Going back to Sacramento, recalling my mom’s path, had special meaning to me. “The ‘Woman of the Year’ has been an annual tradition during the Women in History month. But this year, I believe,

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it has a greater significant to many people because of the growing trend in giving female leaders a place in the national scene. At the awards yesterday, we had the first female lieutenant governor of California. “Being chosen ‘Woman of the Year’ out of one million people in the 14 cities in Senator Rubio’s district, heralds a wonderful opportunity for Asian females. Until now, we didn’t have a voice. When my Mom came here, there were signs that said ‘Japs should not sit here,’ ‘Japs are not allowed,’ ‘Chinks go to the back.’ The door was closed. While the door isn’t entirely open, I feel the welcome mat is there. We still have to knock

on the door to be admitted, but at least we’re no longer being sent away.” As a woman, I am proud of Hsieh’s award. And as an Asian, I would like to think that it is as much her singular honor as it is her mother’s and the other Asian women who arrived in America before her. It so eloquently speaks to how far we’ve come as a people in this country. And it is so reflective of our silent crusade to be recognized, not by going out in the streets to rant about the acknowledgement we deserve, but by quietly demonstrating through talent and action what we’re made of and what we’re capable of accomplishing.

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Ringleader of Group that Robbed Arcadia Bank Receives 32 Year Sentence A Las Vegas, Nevada man who led the “Palm Tree Bandits” armed robbery crew that victimized a series of bank branches in Los Angeles and Kern counties in 2016, netting more than $85,000 in stolen money, has been sentenced to 387 months in federal prison. Gary Lamar Henry, a.k.a. “G-Thing,” 38, was given the 32-year, four-month term on Monday by United States District Judge Robert H. Whaley. After a six-day trial in May 2018, Henry was found guilty of his role in bank

robberies that occurred in: Brentwood, Santa Monica, San Marino, Arcadia, South El Monte, Bakersfield, Stevenson Ranch and Hacienda Heights. The jury found Henry guilty of 11 felonies: one count of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, seven counts of bank robbery and three counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Between April 14, 2016 and October 7, 2016, Henry contacted his co-conspirators, organized the crews,

planned the robberies, and gave his co-conspirators the guns for the robberies, according to the evidence presented at trial. Henry watched outside the bank branches while he sent his armed co-conspirators inside to rob them. On some occasions, the co-conspirators pointed the firearms at bank employees and customers. Read More at,, under News

HISTORIC DISTRICTS Ordinance and survey work, but contracted for $140,000. According to the ARG, the survey conducted identified 11 potential historic districts categorized by property type: residential, commercial and institutional. The survey consisted of teams conducting background research on a property, area or district followed by inspections to identify the architectural, physical, and visual qualities and characteristics. The criteria for these potential districts are based on the significance of their association with patterns of development related to the subdivision of the last of the Baldwin Family lands prior to World War II and their architectural merit, such as Ranch-style residences. Continued From Page 1

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According to the Pew Research Center for Journalism and Media, “Newspapers are a critical part of the American news landscape, but they have been hit hard as more and more Americans consume news digitally. The industry’s financial fortunes and subscriber base have been in decline since the early 2000s, even as website audience traffic has grown for many.” Much like the way the Gutenberg printing press revolutionized the world of communication, the internet has transformed the world in which we live with email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and seemingly endless resources, all available on your smartphone. We, at Beacon Media News, embrace this remark-

able evolution in communication and hope you enjoy reading our digital news as much as the print editions. While embracing the long history of the newspaper and printing industry, we at Beacon Media feel confident that change is a constant in our society and one can only embrace the future with a deeply respectful tip-of-thehat to those who transported us to this brave new world. Innovation and education advocate for this progress. We hope you’ll join us on this incredible journey. As always, we sincerely appreciate your loyal support and readership these past 22 years. Please email your thoughts to editorial@ or give our office a call at (626) 301-1010.

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Meat District Co. Unveils New Brunch Menu Brianna CHU


ome readers may already recognize Meat District Co. from last November’s feature on the restaurant in the Business Spotlight. If not, head to our website - the article is called “Everything Must Go: The Reinvention of Meat District Co.”! If you’ve never been to the restaurant, it’s got a modern, industrial atmosphere with rustic, warm touches. You can see right into the open kitchen and even the curing station, with meat hanging from hooks, in the back pantry area. The bar at the back of the restaurant is backed in white subway tiles with warmhued lighting. Behind the hostess table is a display case with golden knives and other implements. The industrial touches are everywhere: the ashy wooden clogs on the walls, the open bulbs of the light fixtures, concrete floor. The floor length windows in the front bring in stunning rays of light from without, especially given the typically sunny Southern California mornings. Their new brunch menu is available to peruse and choose from every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm. I’ll review the main several savory items and take you through their two sweet brunch items. Is it California without avocado toast? Meat District serves their smashed avocado on two slices of charcoal French bread, with a colorful mixed salad of carrots, arugula, slices of cucumber and baby yellow and red cherry tomatoes. The addition of lemon and pickled red onion on top brings welcome acidity to the toast. This avocado toast is definitely the healthy brunch option, but you can add eggs for that extra dose of brunch luxury! Their steak and eggs was everything that I’ve always wanted steak and eggs to be. I’ve been to diners for brunch before and eyed the steak and eggs on the menu before deciding that diners’ specialties aren’t usually steak, so I’d be better off ordering

and the chili flakes complemented the tender filet wonderfully. Their brunch menu features only two sweet brunch items, but seems an understandable decision for a restaurant with a greater focus on meat. The first of the sweet options was the picturesque French toast, made from firm, dense, two-toned bread. It wasn’t inherently sweet, so I recommend dousing in syrup to your taste for your fill of sweetness! On the flipside, I did not think the peanut butter and jelly pancakes needed syrup - it was perfectly sweet and nuanced all on its own. Also, a perk of the pancakes? They came with a plate of two eggs however you like them and choice of bacon or eggs. I love bacon, but I suspected that the sausage might be something out of the ordinary - and I was right! It was a cheddar jalapeño sausage that had heavier and richer taste from the cheese, with a palate-warming kick from the jalapeño in the sausage! But I digress. The star of the show, the PB&J pancakes, were cloud-soft yet bouncy and crisp around the edges, with added flavor from a hint of cinnamon. The tart and Top left: filet benedict. Top right: PB&J pancakes. Bottom left: French toast. sweetness of the strawberry Bottom right: avocado toast. - Photos by Brianna Chu / Beacon Media News jam hit my tongue first, along with the heavenly softness and bounce of the pancake, and then something else. Meat District is the perfect place to order such the rich and creamy nutty flavor of the peanut butter joined the an item, as they specialize in quality meat! The fried eggs were breakfast symphony. Let your inner child rejoice! crispy and brown around the edges, and the strips of grass-fed There’s something for everyone in this brunch menu (not hanger steak were incredibly tender and perfectly cooked to the 100% sure if the avocado toast is vegan-friendly, but it’s certainrequested medium rare. It’s served with skin-on, fried purple ly vegetarian friendly!), whether you want something fancy or and white fingerling potatoes, which were crisp, a touch smoky, something fun! and very addictive! The filet benedict was two halves of an English muffin, each Meat District, Co. topped with arugula, a filet medallion, a perfectly poached egg 69 N. Raymond Ave. covered in a delicate chipotle hollandaise, and finally, dusted Pasadena, CA 91103 with Korean chili flakes. On the side were roasted fingerling (626) 765-9902 potatoes, red bell peppers, and onions. The English muffin was soft, not tough or chewy, and the peppery chick of the arugula

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Travel Greg aragon


y recent trip to the Belmond El Encanto hotel (www.belmond. com) in Santa Barbara was highlighted by more than a luxury hotel, hidden in the hills; the getaway also introduced me to the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara and the new MOXI Museum. Founded by Spanish Franciscans on Dec. 4, 1786, the Santa Barbara Mission ( was the 10th of 21 California Missions created by the Spanish Franciscans monks. The Old Mission sits on 13 acres overlooking the ocean, and today, more than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in the city of Santa Barbara. To get to the mission, a friend and I walked about 10 minutes from our room at the Belmond El Encanto hotel. The walk took us through a beautiful neighborhood in the hills above the city. When we arrived


Exploring Santa Barbara’s Old Mission and New MOXI Museum at the mission we were instantly struck by the structure’s towering spires, classic Spanish California architecture with white clay and red tile roofs, and its commanding position overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. It was easy to see why it has been called “Queen of the Missions.” To begin my exploration of the Mission, I paid the $9 adult entry fee and took a self-guided tour. The grounds are highlighted by the beautiful Mission church, Historic Cemetery and Mausoleum, and multiple lush gardens, including La Huerta Historical Garden, which features authentic and ancient Mission-era plants, trees and paintings. My first stop was the Mausoleum, which is situated in the center of the cemetery and surrounded by 200-year-old sandstone walls. Since 1893, this simple structure has served as a final resting place for Franciscan friars and a number of prominent citizens who were part of the early history of Santa Barbara. In 2011 the building underwent a massive renovation that

included the addition of a columbarium with niche spaces for inurnments of cremated remains. The Mission also houses a nine-room museum of historical artwork and artifacts, which includes the Chumash Room, featuring Native American artifacts, along with traditional crafts and tools; a re-creation of a 17th century kitchen with original 1790’s adobe wall and 1805 front stone wall; a Padre’s bedroom with chess set, Bishop’s glasses, staff and desk set; and a Trades room with agricultural, blacksmithing, and weaving tools, as well as historical mission-era photos. After touring the Old Mission, I drove to the MOXI Museum (, Downtown Santa Barbara’s newest hands-on destination for families and curious minds of all ages. “MOXI is a place where you can explore and discover new things about the world around you, ask questions, seek answers and have a blast doing so,” says the museums website. The three-level museum building is filled with interactive experiences, orga-

Santa Barbara’s Old Mission and new MOXI Museum make an interesting and fun day. Photo by Greg Aragon / Beacon Media News

nized around seven themes that all relate to science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The first thing people see when they enter the main lobby is the Sheldon Family Handprint Globe, a giant, hanging, light-filled globe that guests can put their hand prints on and see them projected on a screen.

Another cool exhibit is Sound Track, where visitors can journey inside a Giant Guitar to learn about how famous guitar riffs are created. Guests can then take control of the Reactable, part digital DJ table, part futuristic musical instrument. They can also experience Hollywood magic and step into Foley

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Photography in the Facetune Era: Lyd and Mo Husband-and-wife team up to offer timeless portraits and more

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hen photographing portraits, you have to bring out the essence of a person,” says Mo Cee, co-owner with his wife Lydia Tam of Lyd and Mo Photography in Pasadena. “Too often I see photographers too focused on their gear—but photography is having a connection with the subject.” You’ve probably seen Lyd and Mo’s work without knowing it. These three-time “Best of Pasadena” winners have carved out a name for themselves around town, working with many local businesses, nonprofits, entertainers, even the Doo Dah Parade. But capturing an “essence” that jives with the subject’s view of themselves requires a lot of finesse, especially in 2019. “The rise of phone photography hasn’t impacted our business financially, but

you’d be surprised at how much Photoshop people want done. People look like enemy versions of themselves!” jokes Mo. Lyd explains it is part of the reason why the couple works so well as a team. “Getting a great portrait is about flexibility and keeping someone calm. If we see they’re nervous, we slow down and let them be themselves,” she says, noting how she tracks outward details so Mo can focus on shooting. “I make sure we don’t lose the narrative along the way. A little art direction can do a lot to show someone’s confidence.” In addition to her skill as a photographer, Lyd’s corporate background supplies a business mindset to the studio, while Mo brings more than 25 years of experience behind the camera. The pair focuses heavily on business, fashion, events and lifestyle photography, but both have their favorite projects—Lyd favors weddings while Mo enjoys environmental portraits. Their sizeable studio sits snugly in Pasadena’s Playhouse District, affording them

Mo Cee and Lydia Tam are the husband-and-wife team behind Lyd and Mo Photography, a full-service studio in Pasadena’s bustling Playhouse District. – Courtesy photo

a higher level of exposure than they might have had otherwise. “We’ve only been here four years, but we've risen up as someone to notice and host a lot of activities and events,” says Mo, “including free singer/songwriter showcases the last Friday of every month,

music workshops, creative dance, even free meditation classes.” The community can also walk in simply to enjoy Lyd and Mo’s work. “It’s a public space, a gallery,” explains Lyd. Plus, coffee and tea are always available to any passerby. “We have an open door policy.”

What those passersby will see are the faces—styled, certainly, but real—of the many Lyd and Mo clients the pair has shot over the years. As artists, they also understand the practical use of a good portrait—and even with the impact of celebrity and social media on our outward appear-

ances, the couple remains hopeful about photography’s future. Read More at, under Business

Learn Hip-Hop Dancing at Pasadena’s Action Arts Movement Lab

It was a sell-out crowd. – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Arcadia’s Mardi Gras Food Fest Raises $230K for Cancer Services at Methodist Hospital The Methodist Hospital Foundation’s 24th annual Mardi Gras Food Fest was held on March 5 at Sirona’s Restaurant in Santa Anita Park, raising more than $230,000 for cancer services at Methodist Hospital of Southern California, a record high for this annual beads and boa celebration. A sell-out crowd of 1,100 people attended Mardi Gras, which also set records for

highest attendance in the 24-year history of the event. The Foundation honored internal medicine specialist Dino Clarizio, MD, and his wife, Hope, as the honorary King and Queen of Mardi Gras. A record 67 event sponsors, led by Mardi Gras title sponsors Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel and Arcadia Healthcare Center, helped fill the room.

Event co-chairs Sophia Chan, Mark Hafeman and Patty Soldo and the members of the 2019 Mardi Gras committee created a festive party atmosphere for all to enjoy. Read More at, under Business

The most popular class at Action Arts Movement Lab is their hip-hop class. Joe Chaplin, the instructor, is high-energy and highly motivational. He adapts every class to meet each student’s needs and makes the class incredibly fun. Gaga classes have been very popular with adult students. It’s a dance style created by the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. All movers from beginners to professional dancers enjoy the uniquely emotive and freeing experience in this non-stop movement class. Everyone loves the vibe of the studio. Teachers love the new floor (so important to have the right dance floor) and the brand new sound and lighting system. Both teachers and students state that the ambience of the studio and the variety of classes makes them want to dance.

Joe Chaplin (third from the left) has become a teacher and choreographer for several top ranking dance studios and companies including Green Kite Records. – Courtesy photo / AAML

In early June, Action Arts Movement Lab is planning to present a performance showcasing students in various styles especially hip-hop, musical theater and contemporary

dance. Make sure to check the website for details at Action Arts Movement Lab is located at 100 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena.


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Pasadena Chamber Of Commerce Arcadia High School Student-Run Returns to Eliot Arts Magnet With $Ixth Podcast Wins CalSPRA Award of Merit Grade ¢ents Financial Literacy Workshops Five-week program included information on the finance, budgeting, credit, banking and more from program partner Wells Fargo The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association undertook the sixth year of its $ixth Grade ¢ents financial literacy program for sixth graders at Eliot Arts Magnet. “We were very pleased to be invited back to Eliot Arts Magnet for a sixth year of financial literacy workshops for sixth graders,” said Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little. “Every sixth grader at Eliot is getting basic information on financial literacy, including budgeting, banking, credit and finance.” For most of the program, volunteers from local branches of Wells Fargo provide insights and information on money handling, budgeting, savings, banking and credit. The representatives of the bank have ties to the local community and reflect the students they are interacting with. A few presenters are alumni of Eliot. “We really work to ensure the Wells Fargo volunteers are people the students can

Eliot Arts Magnet school in Pasadena. – Courtesy photo / Facebook, @eliotartsmagnet

see and think ‘that could be me’,” Mr. Little remarked. “We want young people to see that careers in banking and finance are achievable for them.” Sixth Grade ¢ents is embedded in the sixth grade math classes at Eliot. Math teachers work with Chamber staff and volunteer presenters to ensure that the financial literacy workshops reflect and reinforce the lessons

being taught in the classroom. “Math is really a language for business. What seems to engage the students is equating the mathematics they are learning with money and finance,” Mr. Little said. Read More at, under Education

Video may rule social media, but a new platform is on the rise: podcast. This is something Arcadia High School’s Podcast Team knows all too well, especially after winning recognition from the California Schools Public Relations Association (CalSPRA). But who exactly is behind the now award-winning podcast, “Keepin’ It Arcadia”? The podcast team is made up of a group of passionate interns who are part of the Arcadia Unified Digital Communications Internship (DCI), led by junior Jeffrey Lee. Lee, who was one of the original podcast team members, now leads a team of 12 high-schoolers, ranging from freshmen to seniors, all of whom were very much taken by surprise when AHS principal, Dr. Brent Forsee, walked in to help present the award. After overcoming his initial shock, Lee gave a brief but heartfelt speech, emphasizing his genuine gratitude that his “team’s hard work was recognized,” calling it

Arcadia High School’s own student-run podcast won the Award of Merit from the California Schools Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) last Monday. — Courtesy photo / AUSD

“one of the happiest days of my life.” Though the podcast team may be making its way to success now, things weren’t always so easy. “One of our biggest difficulties was getting the whole operation off the ground,” recalled Lee, “when we first started, the team had little experience in podcasts and had to do a lot of research to put everything together, piece by piece.” Lee explains that he himself volunteered to manage the podcast out of a passion for talking and learning about unique things rather than a particular aptitude


for podcasting, and got “hooked to the rewarding experience of podcasting” only after releasing his first episode. The podcast team actually first came together after the Arcadia Unified (AUSD) Chief Communication Officer and DCI adviser Ryan Foran started his own PR podcasts and discovered the rapidly growing popularity of podcasts. Originally, the podcast was going to be run by Amber Nuuvali, the public information specialist, and himself, but they “wanted more student voice and input” in the district’s social media presence to make it truly “by the students, for the students.” And truly, the students run the podcast almost completely independently, with little supervision from their advisers.

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If you leave candidates waiting too long or make the process difficult, don’t be surprised if they ghost you. – Courtesy photo / marc cornelis (CC BY 2.0)


Trouble Finding Candidates? Try This Angela COPELAND,


read articles about candidates who are ghosting employers. They’re not showing up to interviews. They’re not showing up on their first day. They’re disappearing and employers are frustrated. On top of the ghosting phenomenon, employers can’t seem to find enough qualified candidates. It’s like there just aren’t any good people left. If you’re a hiring manager and you’re having trouble hiring, here are a few tips. First, think back to the last time you looked for a job. I’m not talking about the time a friend called and offered you something you didn’t know was open. I’m talking about the last time you felt down and out. I’m talking about a time when you were applying to everything you could find and were pinning your entire future on each interview. Remember how crazy that

time felt? How vulnerable it felt? Keep that in mind and do your best to treat everyone you interview with the same level of respect you would want to receive. Make it easy to apply. Don’t you hate those long online applications? So do job seekers. Make the process easy and you’ll have more candidates to pick from. If you’re going to ask candidates to take tests as part of the interview process, think hard about it. Personality tests and IQ tests are not perfect indicators of future performance. But they’re a sure fire way to turn off candidates. If you decide that tests are for you, at least save them until late in the interview process. Don’t force candidates to devote time to your screening process if you’re not committed to investing time first. Be flexible with candidates. I’m not talking about interviewing candidates on the weekend but when you offer times for interviews give more than one day and more

than one time. Schedule interviews a few days ahead of time, so the candidate will have time to reorganize their schedule. Don’t force the job seeker to pick between their existing commitments and you. They don’t even know you yet. Follow through on your commitments. If you tell the job seeker that you’ll let them know something next week, then let them know something next week. If next week comes and you don’t have the update yet, let them know that. They’ll understand. Read More at,,, under Opinion

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

To me, one of the Bible’s most tragic passages is Exodus 1:18, which reads: “Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.” No one will ever know of course, but I believe that if the new king had known about Joseph (the Hebrew who, centuries earlier, rescued Egypt from a sevenyear famine), he would not have reigned as the oppressor of Hebrews but would instead have looked kindly upon them, since it was their ancestral kinsman who delivered Egypt from that calamity. I have used this short introduction only to illus-

trate how sad it is to forget someone whose memory should remain in our hearts. It gladdens me, therefore, that Monrovia has honored Pam Fitzpatrick with a memorial bench. Thus, unlike Joseph who was forgotten by the king of Egypt, our dear Pam Fitzpatrick will not be forgotten by the citizenry of Monrovia, the town which she loved so much. - David Q. MONROVIA

Monarch butterflies by the thousand. Yes! I said thousand. Dear Editor, A cloud sent shade over my property this morning. I looked up for a cloud but saw hundreds upon hundreds of baby monarchs flying in a

group overhead. I rushed to grab my camera and ran outside to look for the source. Across the street at Longden Preschools parking lot trees is where they were coming from and flying west overhead towards Longden School by me. I was only able to photograph small clusters but they have been flying from those trees now for hours. My neighbor saw a huge group last week down the street. Could this be great news for preservation in Temple City? Are they growing in one of our trees like they do in Northern California? It’s a huge tourist market at this sight. Are we along their path only? How can we find out or who do we call? - M.H. TEMPLE CITY

Beautiful Calico Girl Sweet 3-yer-old Abbie was found under a pallet when she was one week old. Her foster mom had to bottle feed her and she almost didn’t make it. She is a real love bug and she is eager to greet and say hello to any visitor that comes over. Abbie is smart and has figured out how to open doors, the ones with handles rather than knobs. She will arrive at your home fully vetted. See more pictures and two videos of Abbie at, click on the “Independently

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held for the project described below. The project includes the following:

Grand View Ave

A. Categorical Exemption per Section 15315 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – Minor Land Divisions; and

N. Santa Anita Ave


B. Tentative Parcel Map No. TPM 18-05 (82402)

Project Description: An approval for a Tentative Parcel Map to subdivide a Andrea Ln 53,200 square foot parcel into four legal lots. Lot 1 will measure 11,250 Project Location: square feet, Lot 2 will measure 12,368 square feet, and Lots 3 and 4 will 1885 N. Santa Anita Avenue each measure 14,250 square feet in lot area. No construction is proposed APN: 5766-009-001 under this request. Contact Information: Project Planner: Luis Torrico, Senior Planner (626) 574-5442 City of Arcadia Planning Services 240 W. Huntington Drive P.O. Box 60021 Arcadia, CA 91066

Applicant: Patricia Moad, on behalf of the property owner Hearing Date and Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Place of Hearing: Arcadia City Council Chambers 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA

A public hearing will be held by the Historic Preservation Commission of Monrovia at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at City Hall in the Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California, to determine whether or not the following request for Historic Landmark Designation and Mills Act Contract should be approved under Title 17, Historic Preservation Ordinance of the Monrovia Municipal Code. APPLICATION Historic Landmark/Mills Act Contract – HL-147/MA-140 Shaun Thurman and Jennifer Devine 143 N. Lincoln Place Monrovia, CA 91016 ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION Categorical Exemption (Class 31) Staff Report pertaining to this item will be available on Thursday, March 21, 2019 after 4:00 p.m. at the Monrovia City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California, Community Development Department/Planning Division. Este aviso es para informarle sobre una junta pública acerca de la propiedad indicada más arriba.

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Si necesita información adicional en español, favor de ponerse en contacto con el Departamento de Planificación al número (626) 9325565. For further information regarding this application, please contact the Planning Division at (626) 932-5565.

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Sheri Bermejo Planning Division Manager PUBLISH ON OR BEFORE MARCH 14, 2019 MONROVIA WEEKLY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held for the project described below. The project includes the following:


S. 2nd Ave

Fano St

Genoa St

Project Location: 157-159 Genoa Street APN: 5779-009-015

Contact Information: Project Planner: Luis Torrico, Senior Planner (626) 574-5442 City of Arcadia Planning Services 240 W. Huntington Drive P.O. Box 60021 Arcadia, CA 91066

A. Categorical Exemption per Section 15332 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – In-Fill Development; and B. Multifamily Family Architectural Design Review No. MFADR 18-01 and Tentative Parcel Map No. TPM 18-07 (82441) Project Description: A proposal for a four (4) unit, multifamily residential condominium development requiring approval of a Multiple Family Architectural Design Review and Tentative Parcel Map. The development will consist of two (2), two-story buildings designed in a Traditional-style with subterranean parking. Applicant: Vincent Tsoi, SLS Design Hearing Date and Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Place of Hearing: Arcadia City Council Chambers 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA

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Public Notices NOTICE OF LIEN SALE DRY DOCK STORAGE 3131 SOUTH PECK ROAD MONROVIA, CA 91016 The contents of the storage units below consists mainly of household and or office goods. The contents of: Loretta Haro MS354 & MS309 & MS305 Teri Konoske MS98 Tracy Ybarra MS37 Loraine Vides MS163 will be sold on Friday March 22, 2019 at 10:00 am For additional information contact Dry Dock Storage at the above address or call (626) 445-8762 9am-5pm daily Publish March 7, 2019 & March 14, 2019 MONROVIA 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 Friday March 29, 2019 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 1:50 pm Leyva, David Klein, Mitchell K. Guzman Becerra, Abigail All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 14th, of March and 21st, of March 2019 by StorAmerica, 2250 Central Ave Duarte, Ca. 91010 office (626) 930-0036 Fax (626) 930-1396 3/14, 3/21/19 CNS-3229491# 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 Friday March 29, 2019 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: StorAmerica – Arcadia 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 3:00 pm Ocasio, Gerardo Feld, Robert Sturdivant, Carol A. Young, Peter Hai Tee Young, Peter Hai Tee Long, Candis L. Matthews, Keith Bernard All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 14th, of March and 21st, of March 2019 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA. 91006 (626) 303-3000 3/14, 3/21/19 CNS-3229493# ARCADIA WEEKLY

Trustee Notices APN: 8516-030-028 TS No: CA0800106517-2 TO No: 180387653 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 8, 2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 11, 2019 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-


Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on July 16, 2002 as Instrument No. 02 1645435, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by RICHARD D. CAMPOS AND BLANCA E. CAMPOS, WHO ARE MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, as Trustor(s), in favor of BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 310 EAST OLIVE AVENUE #E, MONROVIA, CA 91016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $57,594.33 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www. for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08001065-17-2. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: February 21, 2019 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA0800106517-2 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. ISL Number 57137, Pub Dates: 03/14/2019, 03/21/2019, 03/28/2019, MONROVIA WEEKLY

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Badminton Upcoming Games: March 14 AHS vs. Cypress

March 15 AHS vs. San Gabriel HS Baseball March 8 AHS vs. Pasadena HS 7-2 W Upcoming Games: March 15 AHS vs. Burbank HS Golf Upcoming Games: March 14 AHS vs. Pacific League Match 3 Softball March 9 AHS vs. Santa Fe Tournament: St. Pius x Matthias Academy 16-0 W March 9 AHS vs. Santa Fe Tournament: St. Joseph 2-9 L March 9 AHS vs. Goldwater 0-0 T Upcoming Games: March 14 AHS vs. Pasadena HS Tennis March 7 AHS vs. Glendale HS 18-0 W Upcoming Games: March 14 AHS vs. Pasadena HS Boys Volleyball

March 7 AHS vs. Glendale HS 3-0 W March 8 AHS vs. Estancia HS 3-0 W Upcoming Games: March 15 AHS vs. Pasadena HS

Monrovia High School Boys and Girls Track and Field Upcoming Meets: March 14 MHS vs. La Canada HS Conference Game March 25 MHS vs. Blair HS Conference Game March 28 MHS vs. South Pasadena HS Conference Game Baseball March 8 MHS vs. La Canada HS 3-4 L Golf Upcoming Games: March 19 MHS vs. South Pasadena HS Conference Game March 21 MHS vs LA Canada Conference Game March 28 MHS vs. San Marino Conference Game Softball March 8 MHS vs. La Canada 2-13 L March 9 MHS vs. Sylmar

HS 6-7 L Upcoming Games: March 19 MHS vs. South Pasadena High School Girls and Boys Swimming Upcoming Meets: March 14 MHS vs. La Canada March 16 MHS vs. Savanna Invitational Boys Tennis March 5 MHS vs. Mark Keppel HS 0-18 L Upcoming Games: March 19 MHS vs. South Pasadena March 22 MHS vs. Temple City Boys Volleyball Feb. 27 MHS vs. West Covina HS 0-3 L March 1 MHS vs. Edgewood HS 3-0 W March 5 MHS vs. Firebaugh HS 3-2 W Upcoming Games: March 15 MHS vs. Rio Hondo Prep March 16 MHS vs. Norco Tourney March 19 MHS vs. Gabrielino High School March 21 MHS vs. Firebaugh High School

Pasadena High School Boys and Girls Swimming Upcoming Meets:

March 27 vs. Crescenta Valley Baseball March 8 PHS vs. Arcadia HS 2-7 L Upcoming Games: March 15 PHS vs. Crescenta Valley March 16 Granada Hills (CIF-LA) Babe Herman Tournament March 18 PHS vs. Upland Babe Herman March 19 PHS vs. Granada Hills (CIF-LA) Babe Herman Tournament Co-ed Golf Upcoming Games: March 14 PHS vs. PHS vs. Arcadia, Burbank, Burroughs, Crescenta Valley, Glendale Boys Tennis Upcoming Games: March 14 PHS Arcadia


Co-ed Track and Field Upcoming Meets: April 3 PHS vs. Cresenta Valley, Hoover/Glendale Boys Volleyball March 7 PHS vs. Burroughs 0-3 L Upcoming Games: March 15 PHS vs. Arcadia

John Muir High School March 8 JMHS vs. Burbank HS 4-5 L Upcoming Games: March 15 JMHS vs. Hoover March 16 JMHS vs. Santa Clara March 19 JMHS vs. Gabrielino Softball March 7 JMHS vs. Hoover HS 15-8 W March 9 Muir vs. San Bernardino 1-8 L Upcoming Games: March 14 JMHS vs. Burbank

Blair High School

Track and Field Upcoming Games: March 25 BHS vs. MHS March 28 BHS vs. Temple City HS Swimming Upcoming Meets: March 14 BHS vs. La Canada HS March 25 BHS vs. MHS March 28 BHS vs. Temple City HS

La Salle College Prep Baseball March 8 La Salle vs. Crean Lutheran 1-0 W

Upcoming Games: March 15 La Salle vs. Cathedral Golf Upcoming Games: March 14 La Salle vs. South Pasadena March 18 La Salle vs. Bishop Amat March 21 La Salle vs. Temple City Boys Volleyball March 6 La Salle vs. Village Christian 3-1 W March 7 La Salle vs. Flintridge Prep 1-3 L Upcoming Games: March 19 La Salle vs. St. Monica Catholic March 21 Villa Park

Maranatha High School Baseball Upcoming Games: March 15 Maranatha HS vs. Valley Christian/Cerritos March 19 Maranatha HS vs. Village Christian High School Tennis March 5 Maranatha HS vs. San Gabriel 5-1 W March 7 Maranatha HS vs. Alhambra 14-4 W


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