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Chu Pushes Lights, Cameras, Parades...It’s Holiday Time for DREAM Act Vote Calls on leadership to bring up immigration measure during lame-duck session Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., today urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on immigration legislation that would jumpstart the economy and bolster national security. For the past week, Chu has helped gather the votes necessary to pass The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act by the end of the year. The bill makes it possible for as many as 2.1 million young undocumented immigrants nationwide, roughly 26% of whom live in California, to earn the chance to become productive, taxpaying American citizens.
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Miracle in Monrovia How Turkeys Saved the Day BY SUSAN MOTANDER The phrase “Holiday Miracle” conjures up images of snow fall just in time for Christmas, or the supposedly “lost” father returning from war, or a last minute rescue of Christmas by an adorable, but damaged child. Just watch television specials this time of year; the stories are unbelievable. But some people believe in miracles. Joan Whitenack, executive director of the Foothill Unity Center believes in miracles. For her they are not symbolized by snow or soldiers or cherubic kiddies.
Please see page 3 Monrovia’s Myrtle Avenue is already in the holiday spirit with bright holiday lights and ribbons beckoning shoppers to shop locally. For details on tonight’s parade see below - Photo by Terry Miller The Annual Monrovia Christmas Parde kicks off at 7pm Thursday. The tree lighting will be at 6pm and rumor has it that Santa Claus will be at Library Park:
Here’s the parade line up from the beginning: First we have: M.P.D. - Motorcycle Officers, then the Parade Banner (Elves will be carrying the banner) Monrovia Police Explorers
- Color GuardMayor Mary Ann Lutz; Mayor Pro Tem Tom Adams; Councilmembers Joe Garcia; Clarence Shaw and Becky Shevlin. Next will be City Clerk, Alice Atkins; Steve
Baker, City Treasurer. Follwed by Clifton Middle School BandGrand Marshal - Youth Commission Chair/ PresVFW Post -
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that will sail down Colorado Blvd January 1, 2011 instead of crossing the mighty Atlantic Ocean I was particularly interested in this press release that hit my inbox a few weeks ago as I have a enormously strong, personal connection to Cunard since my mother, father brother and sister came to the United States aboard RMS ( Royal Mail Ship) Queen Mary in May
not be here in the United States. And on an even more
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younger people to relate to transatlantic crossings in this hurried, got to have it now world, but passage by ship was very a common conveyance right through the early to mid 1970’s. Jets were popular but sailing to the brave new world was indeed far more spectacular and elegant. Considerably more expensive perhaps, however there
On November 5, 2010 at about 6:50 pm, a 17 year old young man from Arcadia was lured into a physical altercation by a lone suspect, at a business located in the 1000 block of South Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia. The fight moved outside the business toward the parking lot when the suspect was joined by three additional suspects who attacked the victim. The suspects struck, kicked, beat the victim with a pipe-like object, and during the attack, the victim was stabbed twice in the torso. The suspects fled and were not apprehended. The victim was hospitalized and is recovering from his injuries. Over the course of the next few weeks, Arcadia Detectives conducted follow-up investigation and
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Water Rate Famed Ocean Liner Company, Cunard, to Sail Increase Seems Down Colorado Boulevard January 1, 2011 Likely in Sierra BY TERRY MILLER Madre Despite For the first time in its of 1965. nostalgic note, my father also course, for the London Daily illustrious history, Cunard In fact, I can honestly sailed on the very last voy- Telegraph in 1967. Opposition Lines is building a vessel say, if not for Cunard, I may age when the RMS Queen It may be hard for some The water rate increase proposal that has been nagging residents like an annoying slow dripping faucet in the middle of the night is now a bit closer to approval after months of debate and some controversy over notification of proposed tax hikes a few months ago. The council will final vote on the proposed rate
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BY DOROTHY DENNE Ho, Ho, Ho. ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Anytime is a good time to be jolly but I’m talking round jolly. You know, like Santa round and jolly as in “round little belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly”. ‘Tis the season for will power. I have lots of it. I’m constantly saying, “Yes, thank you, I will” to a bite of this, a bite of that, or perhaps a sliver, a slice, or a slab. Oh my, it’s all so good. My birthday was the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I went to my heartson’s for dinner and I was pretty righteous. Well, not perfect but pretty righteous. I knew the holidays were upon us.
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one who offers us a homemade Christmas cookie or some fudge or an egg nog? That’s why we only promise ourselves. No one else needs to know we are breaking a promise and oh my, they are all so good. Modern times have brought us many good things. The return of stylish flat-heeled shoes is one. Tossing out the requirements for corsets and girdles is another. And, of course, we have elasticized waists. Oh my. They are good. So dear readers, if you are fortunate enough to have a reason for good laughs and an excuse for good food, I say go for it. Personally I’m determined to laugh at everything I can, eat anything I want, wear elastic waistbands and just shake like a bowl full of jelly. Who do you know that was ever more loved that Santa? Oh my. It is good.
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Then came Thanksgiving. I went again to my heart-son’s for dinner. Generally, the more love the more food. I love my ‘family’ a lot. But, I had determination of steel. I was determined to take just a very small serving of each thing. I did. Then, I determined that I liked each thing so much that I might have a little more of everything. I did. Not necessarily a little, but definitely everything. Oh my. It was all so good. Here we are in December. It is the one month more than any other that we tend to eat our way through, from day one right through day thirty-one. Oh sure there are days here and there where we promise ourselves we won’t eat a thing so our new outfit will fit well on New Years Eve. Aren’t those the days we always run into some-
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Peace ... that is something that is needed the world over as we face the turmoil of these most difficult times. However, that greeting “Peace to You and Yours” is a most touching and thoughtful feeling to start this wonderful Christmas Season with. But the thought is even “more” touching when you realize that it is being sent to you by the artist of the beautiful Christmas card shown above, Andrew Gunnin, age 16, who is a cancer patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I thought to myself, how easy it is, in our busy daily lives, to unintentionally overlook the needs of the people around us. A child’s cancer illness can have a devastating
emotional and economic impact on the cancer patient as well as their family. Yet, here is Andrew Gunnin giving back to Cancer Research through his artistic talents. Yes,
that truly is “Kids helping Kids”, which is a very successful outreach program sponsored by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation located Irving, California. PCRF has been
very successful in bringing encouragement and hope to recovering Child Cancer Patients for many years. The survival rate of children with cancer has improved over the past 25 years from 15% to 80% due to Children’s Cancer Research Foundations. The Irvine, California Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is a most efficient research organization, as 80 cent of every dollar raised goes directly to research. During these tough economic times financial donations are seriously short and they need more help. Like young Andrew Gunnin giving through his artistic talents “Kids helping Kids” it is
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Monrovia's Miracle Makers Continued from page 1
By Tom Gammill
Don’t Let Tra;c Stress Your Holiday Here’s a cheery idea for getting through stressful holiday tra;c: Let Metro shuttle your out-of-town guests, get you around town for shopping or ease your daily commute. Try a Metro Day Pass and ride all day for only $6. For happier holidays, Go Metro.
Go Metro To The Rose Parade To really enjoy Pasadena’s Annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day, use the Metro Gold Line and skip the tra;c and parking hassles. Or ride the Gold Line to see the parade floats at Victory Park following the parade. Plan your trip at metro.net.
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For Joan, miracles mean tur- ply all 691 small families on then. Joan had been hired of support and that there keys. Monday. And on Tuesday to head up the nonprofit or- would not be enough for This Thanksgiving as the larger families came ganization in September of the next holiday less than a more of those in need reg- to the distribution location, that year and the operation month away. istered for the center’s Joan had a refrigerated was running on a shoestring. The Wednesday night Thanksgiving distribution truck on hand from the cen- No one believed they could before Thanksgiving Joan than ever before: 1,634 ter with enough turkeys for have both a Thanksgiving was asked to attend the families. And there was all. PCL Construction had event and another one the Monrovia Ministerial Asfood for all of them, but made a donation of $5000 next month. But Joan did. sociation’s annual Thanksthere were problems. State and the community had She believes in miracles and giving service held that year Senator Bob Huff and As- supplied the rest. But then in the goodness of people. at Immaculate Conception semblyman Church. The Anthony Adattendance was ams made arnot huge: perrangements for haps a hundred two local water or a hundred companies, and fifty people Golden State joining to give Water and Calthanks. The American Wacollection was ter, to supply given to Unity turkeys as they Center. It was have for many more than years through $4,000: enough their “Operato keep the cention Gobble.” ter going. But this And as year, the esto the Decemtimates were ber distributoo low and it tion, donations seemed that had never there would not Volunteers help a client with Thanksgiving goodies -Photograph by Terry Miller been greater. be enough to The center supply all the families. Joan Joan knew they would...she However, as of the Fri- remained open and has had put out a plea for more believes in miracles. Expe- day before Thanksgiving, it continued to grow. It now turkeys days before, but no rience has taught her to do looked as it the Thanksgiv- serves people in need one realized that a few hun- so. ing distribution might be throughout the western San dred more turkeys would It all started with that the swan song for the cen- Gabriel Valley. be needed. There didn’t first Thanksgiving. To help the Foothill No, ter. seem to be any way that don’t think of pilgrims and But on Monday morn- Unity Center contact them every large family would re- Indians in Massachusetts; ing State Senator Dick at their Pasadena office, 191 ceive the star of the holiday Joan doesn’t. She thinks Mountjoy and Assembly- N. Oak, (626) 584-7420 and meal. of the first Thanksgiving dis- man Bob Margett’s offices ask for Tishera Taylor or But like Santa’s bag, tribution at Foothill Unity called. Between the two, the Monrovia center, 425 which never empties, or Center in 1995. The Mon- they had arranged for 275 W. Chestnut, (626) 358the loaves and fish of bib- rovia based nonprofit was turkeys for a distribution. 3486 and speak with Betty lical fame which fed the serving local families, just Joan only needed 50 more McWilliams. To volunteer multitudes, there were Monrovia, Duarte, Arcadia for the entire event. The your time, contact Raina enough turkeys and other and Sierra Madre at that Monrovian Restaurant do- Martinez at the Monrovia main dishes. McCarthy time, and they had never nated those. The fear was office. If you would like to Construction had made a had a Thanksgiving distri- then that the feeling of giv- organize a food drive call, donation of chickens, Tur- bution. The focus was just ing might have been ex- Albert Rodriguez at (626) key loafs and hams to sup- on the December event hausted by this outpouring 359-1777.
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InnerViews Taking a Shot at Keeping the Beast at Bay BY FRAN SYVERSON
I cringed when she gave me the shot. It didn’t really hurt—my reflexes had taken over again. I’m a big girl now, but even after decades of shots for one thing or another, I’d cringed reflexively. What a strange shot to be getting in my old age, I thought. Whooping cough—who’d have thought? With tetanus mixed in; I don’t know why. I should’ve asked, I guess. But whooping cough, once seemingly almost eradicated, is beginning to claim young babies again. And babies get it from their caretakers. So greatgrandmother that I am, I don’t want to be the one to give whooping cough to my precious little 6-monthold Owen. Hence, my shot, even if I did cringe. Think of all the maladies we’ve held at bay with immunization! Yet the diseases are always there, lurking in the background, awaiting their chance to reemerge. As long as the balances we’ve established in our civilized society remain, we feel safe. But let a
Continued from page 2 now your turn! ... They need “More Adults Helping Kids” by donating their Treasure to keep the marvelous cancer research success happening! Not long ago Scott Evans, Director of Development at PCRF sent me a poem that he had written that I would like to share with you. His poem describes the mission of PCRF. That of course their mission is to raise money for research but that they also do ... “MORE”: as the following exerts from his poem describes! They bring about ... More first smiles and more brilliant eyes; More faces to light up when you enter the room; More first steps
major calamity occur—how swiftly our complacency is swept away. On the heels of tsunamis, earthquakes, floods and fire come diseases, some as mundane as diarrhea, others as appalling as typhoid fever. Does H1N1 ring a bell? Within days, there was global concern, for with modern travel connecting us with great speed over great distances, we feel there is no place to hide. Wash your hands, yes, and wash them again, for as long is it takes to hum “happy birthday.” And get a shot—if it’s available and you are in the high-risk group. Go back a generation to polio. Where and how did anyone catch it? So mysterious was the seemingly random way it struck that all kinds of lore became attached to it. Close the public swimming pools! Don’t eat fruit that’s fallen onto the ground! Fear led us to all kinds of surmises and theories. Then came Jonas Salk and the beast was tamed. Here, at least. Such is not true in many other coun-
tries. “Other countries”? We say that as if it were of little consequence to us. Yet we are of one globe, one humanity. And even if we don’t really care about people in other countries, just remember how quickly the HIV-aids virus became of consequence to us. Go back one further: smallpox. Do you remember the exuberant publicity in the ‘80s when it was deemed that smallpox had been eradicated, the last case gone? Since it’s transmitted by contact with a smallpox patient, and there were no more patients, the disease was gone. So now it’s whooping cough, a thing of the past, or so it seemed. But we’ve already heard of more than one baby’s death. Waiting in the wings, pertussis (as it’s formally known) is on the rise. We have the means for keeping it at bay, so let’s take a shot at controlling it for all the little Owens of the world, starting, if need be, with the grandmothers. Even if, for a moment, we cringe reflexively!
The Good Life and more first falls; More early morning snuggling and More nights to lose sleep; More requests to sit
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dred times; and More joy for the children than anyone could hope for! Please get involved. Your donation will be greatly appreciated. You can also purchase Christmas cards and holiday note cards illustrated by many of the child cancer patients, to send to your friends during this holiday season. The Irvine California Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation can be reached at 800-3547273 if you desire more information. May God reign His Peace upon you and your family as we celebrate the birth of His Son Jesus through out this holy Christmas Season?
Monrovia Christmas Parade Line up ... Continued from page 1 Then Color Guard. Blue Star Families Support Group Wildrose Elementary School Wildrose Elementary School M.U.S.D. Board Pres. Bryan Wong Canyon Early Learning Center Dickson Podley Realtors Stroller Strides Monrovia, Arcadia & Sierra Madre The Elite Twirlers M.U.S.D. Classified Employee of the Year - Tamara Morrison Citrus College National Assoc. of Colored Womens Clubs National Assoc. of Colored Womens Clubs Holly Avenue School - Ms. Ringo’s Kindergarten Class The Gables of Monrovia Welcome Wagon Victor Hodge Elementary School Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Silhouette Baton Corps Santa Anita Soccer Club Santa Anita Soccer Club Hair Masters Kare Youth League Moms and Kids Work & Play Monrovia Reads & Plays Leven Oaks Monrovia Historical Museum Foundation The Little Gym of Monrovia Mayflower Elemtary “Mariner Pride” Mayflower Elemtary “Mariner Pride” Dancing for His Glory Monrovia Historic Preservation Group Great Clips California Youth Spirit Corps California Youth Spirit Corps Anita Oaks School Ronald McDonald Kaizen Martial Arts & Fitness “A” Game Fundamental Basketball Program Foothill Unity Center Rio Hondo Prep Middle School Band and Drill Team Monrovia Police Dept. Monrovia Police Dept. Monrovia Police Dept. Pacific Transportation Federal Credit Union First Lutheran School - “Celebrate” Cub Scout Pack 107 - Barnhart School Cub Scouts Pack 66 on Route 66 Cub Scouts Pack 147 Cub Scout Pack #333 Arcadia Christian School Cub Scout Pack 136 Cub Scout Pack # 114 Cub Scout Pack 135 Girl Scout Troop # 13661 Girl Scout Troop # 14331 - Arcadia Christian School Girl Scout Troop 16551 Junior Girl Scout Troop #2951/Daisy Troop #00761 Girl Scout Troop 14401 Girl Scout Troop 13891 Girl Scouts of Monrovia/Duarte Brownie Troop # 16561 - Arcadia Christian School Brownie Girl Scout Troops # 15271 & 13641 Girl Scout Troop # 13921 Girl Scout Troop #3201 - Holy Angels School Girl Scout & Cadette Troop #3801 - Arcadia Christian School Duarte High School Marching Falcons Sunshine Company Post Alarm Systems Bradoaks Elementary GATE Program Bradoaks Elementary GATE Program Restored Life Fellowship Centre Stage Academy Centre Stage Academy Monroe Unicycle Club from Monroe Elem. School Devine Diamondettes Monrovia Youth Baseball League Monrovia Youth Baseball League Pamela County Park Cheerleaders Arcadia Indians Jr. All-American Football & Cheer
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Carols, Choirs, and Cookies “Joy in This Place” will be the holiday music theme for a Carol-Sing/ Cookie-Feast hosted by the Women’s Association of the Arcadia Presbyterian Church. Everyone is invited to taste some wonderful home-made Christmas cookies and sing favorite carols on Sat., Dec. 4, at 3:00 p.m. Several magnificent choirs will be featured. Tabitha Henken will direct the combined choirs
of Westminster Gardens, Royal Oaks Manor, and New Hope Presbyterian Church. The 77-voice Arroyo High School Choir will be directed by Jennifer Stanley. Pianist John Brunn will accompany both groups. Ms. Henken will open the festivities with carols played on the church’s beautiful 3-manual organ. A cantata, “Joy in This Place,” is the centerpiece of the choral offerings by
the combined choirs. The program will conclude with everyone’s joining to sing Handel’s glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.” This is a marvelous opportunity to usher in the holiday season, and to fill your heart and spirit with joyful music celebrating Jesus’ birth! The Presbyterian Church is located at 121 Alice St., Arcadia. For more information, call 626445-7470.
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US Postal Serive Promises to Deliver in Time for Holidays Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night will keep the Postal Service from doing what it does best — delivering the holidays. Between now and Christmas Eve, the Postal Service will deliver 15.8 billion cards, letters and packages across the country and around the world. “The holiday season isn’t just the busiest time of the year for the Postal Service — it’s our best time of year,” said Steve Forte, senior vice president, Operations. “We’re the holiday mailing and shipping experts.” The Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 3 billion cards and letters over the holidays and there are more than 3 billion holiday stamps available to handle the volume. This year, a snowman and the words “Happy Holidays” will appear in the upper right-hand corner of greeting cards and letters mailed during the month of De-
cember. During this holiday season, the Postal Service also expects: •97 million customers to visit a Post Office •30 million pounds of mail to be delivered to overseas military installations, including Iraq and war zones in Afghanistan •4.7 million shipping labels to be printed using Click-N-Ship The busiest mailing day is set for Monday, Dec. 20. More than 800 million cards, letters and packages are expected to be mailed on that day alone, compared to 559 million on a typical day. Wednesday, Dec. 22, will be the busiest delivery day. Staff at the National Operations Center work 24/7 to help navigate mail movement around the world. “We’ve been delivering the holidays for the past 235 years, and we’re proud to deliver excellent service to our customers,
especially during this busy time of year,” added Forte. More than 47 million customers will skip the trip to the Post Office this holiday season and take advantage of the Postal Service’s convenient online shipping at usps.com. Customers can print shipping labels, pay for postage and request free package pickup while staying warm and comfortable in their homes or offices. The Postal Service will deliver free shipping supplies, including the popular Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, and also pick up packages for free when customers ship online using the Postal Service’s website. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Visit the Postal Service’s holiday press room at usps.com/holidaynewsroom
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M. Stewart, Heather Morrow, Nancy Armitage, Bev Baz, Ramiro Gomez, Jonny Castillo, Richard Davies, Dave Lovejoy, Ben McGinty, Ngene Mwaura, Johnny Fox, Matt Foote, Kris Blaze, Jaime Sabatte, Scott T. Sudduth, John Dullaghan, A J Catalano, Louise Stivers, Osceola Refetoff, Outi Harma, Daarina Abdus-Samad Open daily noon till 6pm •Thursday eve. 6 to 9pm artists reception all
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Dealing with Death of a Loved One? New Support Group Begins this week in Arcadia GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP for adults (over 18 yrs) experiencing the death of a friend or family
member. Begins Thursday 12/2/10, 7-8 pm, and will be ongoing weekly.Located at: Foothill Center for
Spiritual Living, 134 East Huntington Dr., Arcadia. Donation based. For more information 626/325-3153.
December 2 - December 8, 2010
Dirigible! -- Airships Over Arcadia During World War I at the Arcadia Historical Museum
December 28, 2010 through February 19, 2011; Special Program: January 8, 2011 at 1p.m. This historic exhibit delves into the period nearing the end of the Great War (World War I), 1918 in Arcadia. Our City was the home of Ross Airfield and the Arcadia Balloon School on the site of to-
day’s, Arcadia County Park. What did Arcadia look like in 1918? Who was at the balloon school? What was the purpose of these giant balloons that hung in our skies? Is there any trace left of the school and its brave men? Find the answers at the Arcadia Historical Museum located at 380 W. Huntington
Drive, Arcadia, California. The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Drive, immediately behind the Community Center. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.
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Holiday Music at Monrovia Public Library Please join us on Saturday, December 18th at 2:00 p.m. for holiday and classical music selections from members of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), sponsored by the Friends of the Monrovia Public Library. Light refreshments will be served. 2:00-3:00 violin and guitar duo (Library Lobby) 3:00-4:00 clarinet quar-
tet (Library Community Room) 4:00-4:45 flute ensemble (Library Community Room) Filipino American Symphony Orchestra is the first orchestra in America principally composed of Filipino-American musicians. Their goal is to enrich other diverse communities with Filipino culture and integrate their music into the
community to form meaningful connections between multi-cultural audiences. The Monrovia Public Library, located at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue, offers many programs for patrons of all ages. For more information contact Adult Services Librarian Alice Kuo at (626) 256-8259, email akuo@ ci.monrovia.ca.us, or click http://www.cityofmonrovia. org.
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Arcadia Library to Celebrate Open Source Library Catalog The Arcadia Public Library will celebrate its grand opening of the new and first open source Library Catalog in Southern California beginning December 13. Here are some of the new features: •It’s simplicity! The new catalog offers simple, clear searching. •The Library can implement new features to better serve the public and improve work processes for the staff. •Suggestions for Library purchases are available right from the catalog. •Expanded searches are possible, with simple and clear instructions.
•Book reviews are available. •You can add items to a personal, private list. This could be used for keeping track of books you’ve read or want to read. •You can place your own comments or reviews for items in the catalog. •You can add tags (personally meaningful terms) to items. •You can set up an RSS feed so that you will be notified when new items arrive at the Library on your personal interests or by your favorite authors. •You can place all of your holds at one time…
fast, fast, fast! •You can receive notices by e-mail…and decide for yourself when you want to receive them! The Arcadia Public Library is very excited about implementing this new open source integrated library system (ILS). As technology continues to change, so does the Library. The Arcadia Public Library has had three different integrated library systems (ILS) over the past twenty years. The last migration was in 2002. Through a grant from the California State Library, the Arcadia Public Library is able to cover some of the
initial costs to change over to this new system. The Arcadia Public Library has contracted with ByWater Solutions for the migration, hosting and support of the Koha integrated library system. What is Koha? Koha is the first open-source integrated library system. Koha was originally developed in New Zealand by Katipo Communications Ltd. for Horowhenua Library Trust. It first went live in January, 2000. Koha is currently maintained by a team of software providers and library technology staff from around the world. There are over 1000
libraries running on Koha internationally. Why Koha and why now? The past two years have been financially tough for public libraries and Arcadia Public Library has been no exception. The Library was asked to hold the line on costs and/or reduce costs as much as feasible. Costs for the current ILS system continued to climb these past two years and we were unsuccessful in getting the current vendor to keep costs the same and/or to reduce them. The Library has been interested in an open source integrated library system for a couple
of years and when staff compared costs of the current ILS to an open source library system, Arcadia Public Library was very impressed with what was “free” with an open source package. This included the initial purchase, additional modules that were unattainable due to high costs before, upgrades, test environment license and more. It’s not completely free but it is a big savings from what is currently being paid out now. Check out the new Library Catalog in person or online beginning December 13!
Winter Holidays Around the World at Citrus College Ceramics Department to the Arcadia Historical Museum Hold Holiday Sale On Saturday, December 18 at 2:30 p.m., come see how people around the world celebrate the winter holidays! Enjoy an afternoon filled with activities and crafts including a puppet show! Get a henna
tattoo and make a cheeky caroler! Seating is limited and families will be accepted in the order that they are in line. The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Drive,
immediately behind the Community Center. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free. For more information, please call (626) 574-5440.
Want to avoid the crowded shopping malls and busy department stores this holiday season? Purchase unique, handmade gifts at the Citrus College Art Department’s Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale. The event will take
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the joyous Holiday Season at our
Holiday Open House and Craft Faire! Admire the beauty of the colorful decorations as you sample traditional holiday hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Catch the holiday spirit as you listen to the sounds of the season with special entertainment. Stay a while and shop from our array of vendors, and get to know the residents, families and staff — see why they call our Community “home.”
place Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Art Center Room 117. Handmade and wheelthrown pottery/sculpture, both functional and decorative, will be available. The
items are crafted by Citrus College faculty and students, with the proceeds from the sale benefitting the Citrus College Ceramics Program. For more information, contact ceramics instructor Mike Hillman at (626) 9148661.
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Santa to Make Many Holiday Appearances in Duarte in December Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus and he’ll be spending quite a bit of time in Duarte this holiday season beginning on Thursday, Dec. 2 with the City’s official Christmas tree lighting ceremony and fiesta. Festivities will take place at the Duarte Community Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and include musical performances featuring cultural dancers, carolers and a visit by Santa Claus, along with games and holiday crafts for children. The event is free. A tamale dinner will be available for purchase for $6 person. At 8 p.m. Santa will join Duarte Mayor Tzeitel Paras-Caracci in lighting the City Christmas tree, a 45-foot living Redwood. The Senior Center is located in the Duarte Town Center at 1610 Huntington Dr.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Duarte Rotary Club will host its annual Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Dr. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 10 and under. All proceeds benefit Rotary’s local service projects. Kids are invited to mail their Christmas letters to Santa Claus by way of Duarte City Hall from Nov. 29 through Dec. 9. All letters will be forwarded to the North Pole and kids will be answered in writing by Santa. Letters may be deposited in the special Santa mailbox located at the Duarte Parks and Recreation Dept. in City Hall, or mailed to City Hall, 1600 Huntington Dr., Duarte, CA 91010, Att: Santa. Santa, being up with the times, is also accepting
letters via email: santa@ accessduarte.com, Nov. 29 through Dec. 9. For instant gratification, children are also invited to talk to Santa on the phone Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (626) 358-5425. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Santa will visit Beardslee Park from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. followed by a visit to Royal Oaks Park from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. From there he will head to the Duarte Community Center at City Hall for Santa’s Holiday Party, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The party will include games, crafts, music, prizes, refreshments and a visit from Santa. The event is free, but limited to the first 90 participants. To RSVP for Santa’s Holiday Party, or for more information about any of the special holiday events, call Duarte Parks and Recreation at (626) 357-7931.
‘The Nutcracker’ for the First Time at Both the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse & Pasadena Playhouse Performed by the Pasadena Dance Theatre For the first time in its 31 year history, Pasadena Dance Theatre will perform ‘The Nutcracker’ in San Gabriel on December 18 and 19 and for the first time in Pasadena from December 24 - 31, 2010. This fully staged, beloved holiday production will be presented in San Gabriel on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2:00 and 7:30 P.M. with a second 2 P.M. matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 19. The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is located at 320 S. Mission Drive, in the heart of San Gabriel. PDT’s inaugural ‘Nutcracker’ holiday season at Pasadena Playhouse will begin with a Christmas Eve Matinee performance December 24 at 1 P.M.; December 26’s performance is at 2 P.M.; December 29 & 30 performances are both at 7:30 P.M.; and the New Year’s Eve performance is at 1 P.M. Pasadena Playhouse is located
at 39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena’s Playhouse District. More than 80 dancers will magically bring to life Clara’s Christmas Eve dream of a dashing Nutcracker Prince, a devious Mouse King and an ethere-
al Sugar Plum Fairy. PDT Artistic Director Cynthia Young’s choreography to Tchaikovsky’s memorable musical score will dazzle audiences of all ages. Ticket prices in San Gabriel range from are
$27 to $ 50 and in Pasadena from $35 to $75; $27 for seniors/students in San Gabriel only and $20 for children 12 and younger at both venues. For tickets and more information call (626) 683-3459 or visit: www.pasadenadance.org Performances of Pasadena Dance Theatre are made possible in part by The Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Pasadena Community Foundation, The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation, The United Charity Foundation, The Glendale Community Foundation, San Gabriel Valley Newspapers and Macy’s. For tickets and more information, call (626) 6833459 or visit www.pasadenadance.org.
County Library Tax Increase Proposed The Los Angeles Library Commission and County Librarian Margaret Donnellan Todd submitted a report asking the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to approve putting a Library Tax icrease on a ballot in 2011. Todd maintains that the Los Angeles County Library system is in dire need of assistance. The Board of Supervisors declined to take action on the request and instead chose to file the report for consideration. Library officials said they
did not know how much the tax would be, but said the proposed change would generate between $12 million and $23 million each year over the next decade. The report detailed possible solutions to the county library system’s estimated $22 million structural deficit over the n ext 10 years. The report said a $27.84 annual parcel passed in 1997 is already paid by owners of 407,000 parcels in unincorporated county areas and 11 cities, including El Monte, Duarte and La Canada Flintridge
That tax generates $11.3 million per year, or 10 percent of the library’s operating fees, according to the staff report. In Duarte, the parcel tax keeps the library open six days a week. Meanwhile libraries outside the assessment area are now open only four days per week. The County reduced its contributions to library services by $3.4 million from the 2008-09 fiscal year, to the 201011 period. The library system is also funded through property taxes.
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Legendary Cunard Shipping Lines to have Inauguaral Float in Rose Parade Continued from page 1 was no need to adjust for time, unlike jet lag. My family immigrated to the United States in 1965 when my father was promoted to Foreign Correspondent for the London newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. We would be based in New York - Initially for a two-year assignment. While my father passed away a few years ago, my mother and sister and her family both still live in New York and my only brother and his family in North Carolina. How we were to get to New York from Southampton, England was in the hands of ship’s Captain G. T Marr, D.S.C., R.D,his excellent crew and Cunard’s quadruple-screw turbine, RMS Queen Mary. An experience I’ll never forget. Nor will any of my family members. RMS ( Royal Mail Ship) Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (then CunardWhite Star when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard’s planned twoship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in an-
My mother was really swer to the mainland European superliners of the late sick (while trying to take care 1920s and early 1930s. After of my 18 month old baby sistheir release from World ter Mandy who also wasn’t War II troop transport du- exactly enjoying the trip.) My mother was really ties, Queen Mary and her running mate RMS Queen having a hard time leaving Elizabeth commenced this England. Leaving friends two-ship service and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary’s retirement in 1967. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is permanently berthed in Long Beach, California serving as a museum ship and hotel. Queen Mary celebrated the 70th anniversary of her launch in both Clydebank and Long Beach during 2004, and the 70th anniversary of her maiden voyage in 2006. She was the flagship of the Cunard Line from Terry with his parents Henry and May, 1936 until October, 1946 when she was May, 1965 - Photo by Colin Miller replaced in this role by Queen Elizabeth. and family was unquestionI was young but remem- ably difficult. My brother ber the crossing intensely. and I, on the other hand, Those 5 days of my life back were extraordinarily excited in May of 1965 were filled that we’d soon see the giwith excitement and drama ant Redwoods and the great as the crossing was rather wide open spaces where rough. So rough in fact that cowboys and indians once even a good many of the roamed the land. seasoned ship’s staff were I’m not one to do a lot seasick. of reminiscing, but in this
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Class. That being said we were extremely comfortable in our cabins and the pursers were excellent. Then there was the food. In a word – unforgettable! The chefs aboard the RMS Queen Mary were some of the finest in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. My brother and I had never seen such an incredible amount of food at one sitting. Being hungry pre-teens, we were in heaven! Needless to say when our Mum said it was time for tea or dinner, we were never tardy! When we weren’t eating we were swimming in one of the ship’s pools or exploring areas of the ship we perhaps weren’t really allowed to see… but snuck in anyway. Patricia aboard RMS Queen Mary Due to the rough crossing, the ship’s crew had its hands full with hunanxiety as we boarded the dreds of sick passengers and great Ocean liner at the port of course Colin and I had no of Southampton. The Queen ill effects. So essentially we seemed a lot larger to me in had the run of the ship. It 1965 than when I visited re- was the best of times indeed for two young boys. cently in Long Beach. Occasionally we’d play On that May 1965 morning, my family was shuffleboard on B deck and escorted to our Cabin Class very occasionally we’d sit Cabins which to me were outside while my dad enindeed above and beyond joyed a cocktail at the ObFirst Class- the ultimate in servation Bar. Although the glory Royal treatment. Cunard offered three classes in the days of the Queen Mary are mid 1960’s ( First, Cabin gone, Cunard has certainly and Tourist) The Daily Tele- come up with some phegraph – who was footing the nomenal ships to continue its bill- felt we’d be quite happy maritime history. And now, with the middle cabins- they for the first time, Cunard will be part of America and were correct! The cabin class cab- the world’s most watched ins were indeed luxurious, parade – The Rose Parade. Cunard issued a press one can only hypothesize how opulent the 1930’s art release in early November deco must have been in First on this historic addition to
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the Rose Parade: Following the revelry of Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Naming Ceremony last month, Cunard Line continues A Grand Celebration by announcing its inaugural participation in the 122nd Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade® presented by Honda -created by award-winning Fiesta Parade Floats in collaboration with renowned artist and float designer Raul Rodriguez. Marking the first time Cunard has participated in the world-famous parade, “A Grand Celebration at Sea” will illustrate the Cunard fleet of Queens – flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the new Queen Elizabeth – and depict the ultimate sense of occasion, including ballroom dancing, a big band orchestra, champagne toasts, and multi generational families celebrating their dreams and friendships while building memories, all on board a luxury cruise vacation with Cunard. “We are delighted to be part of such a celebrated event like the Rose Parade,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “This year’s Rose Parade theme of building dreams, friendships and memories, ties perfectly with our legacy and heritage. For more than 170 years sailing the seven seas, the Cunard name has been synonymous with fulfilling aspirations, fostering life-long friendships, and creating memorable experiences for all of our guests.” From bow to stern, Cunard’s float will be decorated in floral grandeur, reflecting the line’s classic ocean travel experience. The float will also depict signature hallmarks found
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Cunard Sails into Pasadena January 1 on a Cunard liner, including the Grand Lobby staircase and the Queens Room Ballroom. Additionally, an oversized floralgraph of Cunard’s three Queens takes center stage at the top of the float’s ascending staircases, a fitting reference to the modern fleet and also to the upcoming Cunard Royal Rendezvous taking place on 13 January 2011 in New York Harbour. This rare maritime event will be only the second time in Cunard’s history that three regal Queens have docked together in New York Harbour. Featuring an eloquent fusion of floral and architectural detail in Cunard’s rich tradition of elegance and grandeur, the float stands at 24 feet high, 18 feet wide and 55 feet in length. It will include a big band orchestra and ballroom dancers to bring to life the Line’s famed Royal Nights Themed Balls, along with theatrical smoke rising from Cunard’s signature black and red funnel. Thousands of red Black Magic roses, purple phalaenopsis orchid sprays, green cymbidium orchids and hypericum, and white Casablanca lilies will border the length of the float, along with more than 45,000 red Opium roses that will carpet the steps and floors. Layers of black onion seed and
crisp white sweet rice will be used to adorn the distinctive shape of Cunard’s elongated bow, while shimmering deep brown flax seed will replicate the rich texture of hand-polished mahogany woods throughout the architectural features. Water waves showcased by white roses, dendrobium orchids and phalaenopsis orchids will sweep over oceans of
light and dark blue iris, delphinium and hydrangea blossoms. Raul Rodriguez, a third generation native of Los Angeles, is an artist and conceptual designer of international acclaim. He is considered the premier designer for the Rose Parade and has won more awards than any other designer in the history of the Rose parade.
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Temple City Youth Chosen to Participate in 2011 Rose Parade Each year in October hundreds of high school studentâ€™s tryout for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Colorguard. This year has 145 high school students marching. Temple City High School has 4 members in the Honor Band. They are Adam Maurey, Kasey
Sickles, Salar Taghizadeh, & Ginny Wang. We also have some Temple City Alumni marching this year. They are Melissa Fuentes, Kyla Sickles and Robert Ullrich. This is the first time for Ginny, Kasey, Kyla and Melissa. Adam, Robert and Salar were in the Honor Band in
the 2010 parade. Marching with the Eagle Scouts this year in the Rose Parade is another Temple City High School Student, Andrew Jennex. Temple City is proud to have these students represent us at the Rose Parade. They are the â€œPride of Temple Cityâ€?.
Adam Schiff Condemns WikiLeaksâ€™ Unauthorized Disclosure of Sensitive, Classified Documents
Rep. Adam Schiff (D- expose our sources of infor- Defense and State need to CA) released the follow- mation to great danger. â€¨â€¨â€œI strike a balance between ing statement in response learned this morning that information sharing and to the recent unauthorized the released cables include reasonable limits on the disclosure of sensitive State one chronicling a private dissemination of and acDepartment documents by meeting I had in Islam- cess to classified or sensiabad with now President of tive information. There are WikiLeaks: â€œI deplore the poten- Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. many legitimate reasons tially treasonous disclosure Not only could this release for keeping diplomatic of classified and sensitive cause a potential issue for conversations from leaknational security informa- President Zardari, but it ing into the public domain. tion, and urge the Depart- will certainly inhibit his will- Confidence breeds candor ment of Justice to bring ingness -- and that of other and compromise, and the any responsible party to foreign leaders -- to be can- current document â€œdumpâ€? justice. I also condemn the did in their discussions is particularly damaging ongoing WikiLeaks release with the Administration to our diplomatic relationof a quarter million diplo- and Members of Congress. ships and security alliances matic documents, which This is not in our national that have been critical to will cause immeasurable interest. â€¨â€¨â€œUltimately, the American foreign policy, harm to our diplomatic 7ESTMINSTER 'ARDENS 3PEC?X?2OCKY s 3'6. KCTRH ef- Intelligence Community diplomacy and counter-terforts, and worst of all, may and the Departments of rorism efforts worldwide.â€?
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DREAM Act Vote Continued from page 1 The DREAM Act is targeted toward undocumented young adults who were brought to America as children, have lived most of their lives in the US and have completed at least two years of military service or college studies. It was first introduced in 2001 and has been reintroduced during every session of Congress since then. Despite this, the House of
Representatives has never once brought the legislation up for a vote. “It’s long overdue to schedule a vote on the DREAM Act,” Chu said. “Every day that goes by without bringing the DREAM Act to the floor is not just a disappointment for millions of promising, law-abiding young Americans, it’s a setback for the future of our nation. This
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islation ensures that we’ll never get a full return on this already substantial investment. That’s why I’m calling on our leadership to schedule a vote on the DREAM Act as soon as possible, and why I’ll be working tirelessly to see it pass.” Congresswoman Judy Chu is a member of the House Immigration Subcommittee, a cosponsor of the DREAM Act and an original co-sponsor of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform ASAP Act (CIR-ASAP). Chu also sits on the Education and Labor, and Government Oversight Committees. A lifelong educator, Congresswoman Chu taught community college classes in Los Angeles and East Los Angeles for 20 years. She holds a
Ph.D. in psychology and a B.A. in mathematics. Rep. Adam Schiff has also expressed tentative approval of the DREAM act. The DREAM Act would allow students to practice the professions they study. A handful of supporters visited Schiff’s office Wednesday afternoon as part of a state-wide caravan to pressure and remind elected officials to vote in support of the DREAM Act before the Republicans take hold of Congress. The Immigration Policy Center estimates that 2.1 million people would benefit from the DREAM Act. It would offer high school graduates or equivalent, who have been in the country for at least five years and were younger than 16 when they first en-
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Pasadena Woman In Need of Life-Saving Transplant With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant patients are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. In Pasadena, volunteers are raising funds for transplant patients like local woman Samantha Dancer. Born on January 24, 1990, Samantha was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia, and doctors at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California recommended a life-saving bone marrow
transplant. An estimated $70,000 is being raised by Pasadena volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Tonita Fernandez at 626.524.5145 or Fernandez.Tonita@gmail.com. Donations may be made in person at any Wells Fargo Bank branch location using account number 6684748491 or mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Saman-
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tha D.” written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforSamanthaD.com. Samantha is the daughter of Derrick and Beverly Dancer. Her grandparents are Bertha Fulmer and James Wright. Samantha’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. The organization’s priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients’ transplantrelated expenses.
hike Dec. 14. Buchanan joined May- hikes in a recent mailer. On a 4-1 vote Nov. or Joe Mosca, Councilman City Attorney Sandra 23, the council approved Josh Moran and Council- Levin maintains Sierra the first reading of an or- woman Nancy Walsh in Madre complied with all dinance that would raise voting for the rate hike. the requirements of the law rates more than $60 a year The lone discent was . for the average homeowner MaryAnn MacGillivray Water rates could go with a 3/4-inch meter. who voted against the pro- up as early as July. “It provides financial posed ordinance. City officials have stability for a critical utility Four residents includ- maintained the rate inthat the city provides and ing a former mayor allege crease is necessary due to was absolutely necessary,” the city failed to follow state the costs and replacing agaccording to Councilman law and properly notify ing pipes and infrastructure. Vacco_CoreMedia Core Media John Buchanan 504x6_BW_35%_123110_Vacco residents of potential rate11/24/10 11:26 AM Page 1
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Metrolink Receives $6.6 Million Federal Grant for Positive Train Control On Fri., Nov. 19, United States Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood announced that Metrolink received a $6.6 million Federal Railroad Administration grant to help fund Positive Train Control (PTC) collision avoidance systems. The project will receive money through the new Railroad Safety Technology Grant program. PTC systems use Global Positioning System technology to monitor and control a train’s movements, in order to enforce speed limits, prevent train collisions and help keep railroad workers and passengers safe. In a press release, Secretary Lahood said, “This
new program will help keep the rails safer by accelerating installation of positive train control technology where it is needed most.” Six other projects will share the total $50 million in awards. Decisions on the competitively-awarded grants were based on technical merit, including the extent to which a project helps achieve interoperability between technologies and the recipient’s project management capabilities and financial commitment to share costs. “These funds are critical as we continue our mission to provide the safest rail service in the nation. Because we dispatch trains for all Southern California
rail operators, this award benefits the entire region’s transportation network,” said Metrolink Board Chairman Keith Millhouse. “Metrolink deeply appreciates the support and leadership from Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer and the entire Southern California congressional delegation, including Congressman Henry Waxman, Congressman Adam Schiff and Congressman Elton Gallegly for creating the grant program and Congressman Brad Sherman for authoring a letter in support of Metrolink’s application. Southern California is a better place as a result of their commitment to safety.”
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the moment you enter the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Carolers outside the Playhouse fill the air with familiar tunes. Garlands festoon the foyer, a faux living room corner graces the hall, and 1800-ish décor takes us back to an earlier era. ’Twas that era in which Charles Dickens lived and wrote what he called his “little Christmas book.” The book, of course, has survived these many generations, and never fails to evoke the Christmas spirit when we see it come to life on the stage. And come to life it does, in this year’s musical version of “A Christmas Carol.” Infusing the classic tale with a fresh edginess, director Christina Harris offers us a more sympathetic look at old Ebenezer Scrooge. His name has become synonymous with penuriousness. However, as we see some of the rejection and loneliness in young Ebenezer’s life, we may understand why he became the iconic “bah-humbug” man. But first we find Scrooge toiling at his desk and begrudging Bob Cratchit another coal in the stove to warm their office. Stuart James Galbraith brings his native accent to the role of Scrooge. And he carries well the mantle of Scrooge through his emotional ranges—from abrasive to frightened to pensive to ebullient, as he goes through the night with the ominous spirits who visit him. Each Christmas Spirit is eerie in its own way, and the accompanying music is a real mood-setter. Toni Smith is ghostly in a white gown with light-bulb auras as Christmas Past. Ron Schneider as Christmas Present wears a holly crown and a portentous green robe ample enough to hide the traditional two little imps beneath its folds. Matthew Herrmann is unrelenting as he reveals to Scrooge what may lie in his Christmas Future. Poor Bob Cratchit! Karl Maschek has the perfect deferential mien to portray him as the clerk. He also lights
the room with his warm smile when he is with his loving wife (Sarah Logan) and his flock of children, including everyone’s favorite, Tiny Tim. The youngster is played by Cody James Brown and Mark Challita on varying performances. Seth Margolies as a rollicking Fezziwig and his wife (Kady Douglas) bounce and bubble their way through a merry party entertaining friends. (On opening night, Christina Harris played Mrs. Fezziwig, along with her other duties as director, choreographer, and sound designer.) The cast comprises nearly three dozen people, and many of them play two or three characters. Moreover, some parts are played by different actors on different nights. Each is credited in the handsome program printed on softly colored holidaythemed paper. Even with program in hand, it isn’t easy to identify cast members. But that doesn’t keep the story from rolling on, and we all are familiar with it, so we can just sit back and enjoy it. Musical interludes of song and dance are interspersed as scenes unfold, each melody chosen to complement the action. Rich Dembowski is music director. Michelina Wright as “violinist estraordinaire” offers special musical touches. In addition to those mentioned elsewhere, the cast includes Allison Oliver, Annemarie Werthwein, Arianna Merkell, Clay Bunker, Erika Whalen, Georgia Miller, Grant Smith, Greta Storlie, Kari Irwin, Lindsey Beck, Matthew Bond, Meg Momsen, Paul Bond, Ranya Jaber, Sarah Gilman, Sean Peterson, Sophia Davis, Sophie Johnson, Steve Neumeier, Teddy Oldenbourg, Trey West, and Zayd Jaber. Ward Calaway is producer of “A Christmas Carol.” Kristen Cox is assistant director and lighting designer. Don Bergmann and David Calhoun designed the Victorian set that adapts as both an indoor and outdoor back-
ground. Ashley Jo Navarro is sound tech and also stage manager, with Erika Cepeda as her assistant. Maureen Davis is light tech. Liz Peterson as costume designer has provided (from Valentino’s Costumes) varied and appropriate garb for everyone, be they party-goers, townspeople, waifs, grave-robbers, or the Cratchit family. Anne Marie Atwan, Linda DeMetrick, and Mike Dessin handle the properties. Poster art design is by Rick Taylor, and photography by Donald Songster. Daniel Peixe is the artist, and Philip Sokoloff the publicist. Roberto Merkell handles backstage crew tasks. And a good many of the actors themselves are credited in the program as the construction crew. While “A Christmas Carol” is a charming play for families with children of all ages, it is also a delightful prelude to the holidays simply for people of all ages. For many, attending is a long-standing tradition. “A Christmas Carol” will continue at the Sierra Madre Playhouse through Thursday, Dec. 23, with extra weekday performances. Friday dates are Dec. 3, 10, & 17, and Saturdays Dec. 4, 11, & 18, all at 8 p.m. Shows on Sundays Dec. 5, 12, & 19 are matinees at 2:30 p.m., and Dec. 12 & 19 evenings at 7 p.m. During the final week, special performances will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 21, 22, & 23 at 8 p.m. All seats are $23 for “A Christmas Carol” except for groups of 12 or more at $20. The Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. City lots offer free parking. Pre- or post-theater dining at local restaurants on Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard can enhance your theater-going experience. For ticket reservations or more information, phone (626) 355-4318, or visit the website, www.sierramadreplayhouse. org, for online ticketing.
Sierra Madre Playhouse Collects Tots for Tots In keeping with Scrooge’s generous holiday spirit after his reawakening, the Playhouse
invites guests to bring unwrapped toys for their “Toys For Tots” collection, and non-perishable foods
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Sierra Madre Playhouse Announces Planned 2011 Season The Sierra Madre Playhouse has assembled an outstanding array of shows for its main stage during the coming year. The schedule follows: Sylvia January 14 – February 19 Written by A. R. Gurney, Directed by Gita Donovan Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after sending their last child off to college. During a walk in the park Greg finds Sylvia, a bouncy lab poodle mix, who appears to understand his frustration with work and middle age. Kate, whose new job is full of opportunity and satisfaction, comes to feel that she is losing Greg to his adoring new best friend. This imaginative twist on Greg’s midlife crisis leads to laughter and some thoughtful insights into the nature of love, marriage, jealousy, and dogs. Our Town March 4 – April 16th Written by Thornton Wilder, Directed by Barbara
Schofield Our Town explores the lives of people living in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, a small quintessentially American town. In 1901 Grover’s Corners is the perfect picture of an American town before urbanization – automobiles are a novelty, everyone is up in each other’s business, and milk is still delivered fresh every morning. It is a timeless story of life that is still being played out. Our Town was first produced in 1938 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Cats Cradle April 29 – June 4 Written by Leslie Sands, Directed by Bill Mesnik The Fulton kidnapping of 12 years past was never solved, and Inspector Frost returns to the tiny English village to revisit the scene of his greatest frustration for one more go at it. But his reception is one of suspicion and hostility from the people he thought of as friends. A classic English manor house mystery.
Solid Gold Cadillac June 17 - July 30 Written by Howard Teichmann & George S. Kaufman, Directed by Bob Hakman This witty comedy looks at what happens when greed and corruption come face to face with innocent determination to uncover the truth. First produced in 1953, S.G.C. is still as pertinent today, as a cautionary tale of a corporate Goliath vs. a small David in the form of a timid woman committed to protecting her ten shares of stock. Judy Holliday starred in the very popular movie of the same name. To Be Announced August 19 - September 24 To Kill A Mockingbird October 7 - November 12 Written by Harper Lee, Directed by Michael Cooper To Kill A Mockingbird is a faithful reproduction of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. She describes the play as “a love
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Girl Scouts Food Drive & Service Day on Saturday, Dec 4 Familiar grocery storefront fixture sets up booths to help local foodbanks and pantries On Saturday, December 4, thousands of Girl Scouts in Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino and Kern counties will set up in front of participating Vons/Pavilions locations from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for the Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day. Local Girl Scouts, a familiar fixture in front of grocery stores, will be asking consumers to help them reach their goal of donating 65,000 lbs of food to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and local foodbank and pantry affiliates. Non-perishable foods or products requested include canned protein such as tuna, sardines, stew and soups; peanut butter
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Pasadena Pops Plans Holiday Music Extravaganza The whole symphony musical family gathers for a bright Christmas sing BY BILL PETERS I don’t know how the Pasadena Symphony people could have gathered a better group of musicians to celebrate our holiday season than what is planned for the 2nd annual Holiday Pops Concert by the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. The holiday concert is to be presented at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Music on the program will include “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, “The Polar Express”, and favorites “Jingle Bells”, “Silent Night” and “Sleigh Ride” conducted by guest conductor Grant Cooper. Actress Alison Sweeney will recite “T’was the night before Christmas” and she prom-
ises “Santa Claus is comin’ to town,” she said, enthused about the holidays and the upcoming program. Other artists participating in the holiday extravaganza with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra will be baritone Patrick Mason, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and the Donald Brinegar Singers. Mason, a Professor of Voice at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a 2006 Grammy nominee, possesses persuasive credentials (that include collaborations with Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and George Crumb among others) and as far as we could learn, this will be his first Pasadena appearance. Conductor Cooper, likewise, seems new to the area. A native of New Zea-
land, Artistic Director and conductor at West Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2001, the trumpeter (he was principal trumpet under Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Sir Neville Marriner) will lead the assembly of holiday celebrants both onstage and encourage the audience during a sing-along of tunes of the season. The balance of the talent has deep connections to Pasadena. Sweeney, actress, author, and TV host, is the daughter of a third-generation Pasadena family, her mother was a member of the Pasadena Symphony. She is known for her role of Sami Brady on “Days of Our Lives” and as TV host of “The Biggest Loser”. The Los Angeles Children’s Cho-
rus is Pasadena-based and director Anne Tomlin and her charges will be as comfortable on the Civic stage as they are at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and dozens of venues around the world. The Donald Brinegar Singers have brought their special sound to local stages since 1997. Brinegar serves as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Pasadena City College. He has worked with the King’s Singers, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow and others. Ticket prices range from $8 to $45, kids age 14 and under, $10. The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Information: (626) 793-7172.
Pasadena Tournament Of Roses® Foundation Introduces Online and Revised Grants System Deadline for Submission: Thursday, January 27, 2011 before 5:00 p.m. The Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications from 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies/organizations based in and serving one or more of the following communities: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, La Cañada, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. Grants will be considered in the following categories: performing and visual arts; sports and recreation; and volunteer motivation and leadership
development. The Foundation has gone “green” and moved to a completely online grants system. To submit an application, visit the Foundation’s “Online Data Manager” at: www. ctkodm.com/ptrf/. Enter “apply” for both the “Username” and “Password.” The website will direct you to a welcome page with instructions on how to begin the application process. Applicants can find grant cycle procedures, special stipulations and a detailed list of frequently
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both incidents were gang related. All four suspects are believed to be members of a local Asian street gang. A felony complaint was filed on November 29, 2010 by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with charges of attempted murder - PC 664/187(a) and criminal street gang enhancements on each of the four suspects. Lieu, Moon, and the two juveniles are being held on $1,000,000.00 bail at Los Angeles County facilities.
41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event – Artist Selection Any good sports coach knows that to win, you not only have draft the right players, but also put these players in the right position – where the player is naturally talented. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting Chairpersons have been busy doing just that – getting the right players in place for their annual February event. De and Pat Alcorn are pleased to announce Djbril N’Doye as the poster artist for the Friend’s 41st Annual event. Djbril is an internationally recognized artist with work in galleries, homes and businesses throughout West Africa, the USA, Mexico, Cuba, Western Europe and Japan. “Djbril is a Sierra Madre resident, and has exhibited his work at our Friend’s Art Fair for several years “said Pat. “He’s graciously agreed to produce and donate his original art work for our Wine Tasting poster which you’ll soon see around town. And, you can purchase the piece at our silent auction” Pat added. Born 1953 into the Lebou Tribe in Senegal, West Africa, self-taught N’Doye considers his work to be “universal” art, his style of drawing inspired by sculptures in ebony. Previously working with standard materials such as oils and watercolor, after a half dozen years of experimentation and research, Djbril developed his own distinct technique using only ballpoint pen. After taking the ballpoint pen drawings to a very high level of professionalism, he began using charcoal pencil on larger surfaces to further develop his
intensely emotional drawing style. After receiving numerous awards throughout Africa, in 1985, Djbril founded Suunu Artist’s Group in Bargny, his hometown, with the objective of encouraging and developing local artists, painters and writers, to support the Bargny Artist community. After relocating to the USA in 1995, N’Doye has devoted his time to developing his own exhibits. He’s actively participating in a number of Southern California galleries and festivals as well as speaking to students from grammar schools to college. The always-popular Friends Wine Tasting and Cuisine evening will take place at the Alverno High School Villa, 200 N Michillinda Avenue, on Friday February 18 7:00p – 9:30p. General entry tickets at a cost of $60 will allow entry at 7:00, but Premier admission will allow 100 folk an early entry at 6:00 and include many new surprises. Current paid members of the Friends will receive a $5 discount off general entry when purchased at the library. Beginning mid December, tickets can be purchased at Arnold’s Hardware, The Bottle Shop, Iris Intrigue, and Savor the Flavor. You can also pick up tickets at the Sierra Madre Library, or on-line at sierramadrelibraryfriends.org. In addition to attending one of the social highlights of the year, you’ll enable the Friends to support your library services and programs. This past year The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library provided over $58,000 for equipment upgrades and improvements.
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Track Resurfacing On Schedule, Training Set To Open On New Santa Anita Dirt Track On Dec. 6 Santa Anita Park will welcome horses to its new, all-natural dirt main track on Monday, Dec. 6, as “The Great Race Place” will reopen for training in advance of its traditional opener on Dec. 26,. Santa Anita’s main track was comprised of synthetic material from September of 2007 through Oct. 11 when construction began on the new surface. “We’re elated to be able to welcome everyone back,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “We’re ready to get back to business. We expect the stable area to begin filling up over the weekend and we’ll have horses back on the main track on Monday morning. “We’re not only offering our fans and horsemen a new track, but we’re also going to be offering huge purses, which will be for everyone’s benefit. We expect that our purses are
going to be 25 percent higher than they were a year ago and this should result in larger, more competitive fields which will provide better wagering opportunities.” Haines also said that although recent rains resulted in a few weather-related delays, the main track project has remained on schedule. “We’ll begin grooming the surface Wednesday and we’ll take the next five days to work with the material. With any project of this magnitude, there’s going to be some settling of the dirt and we’ll need to work with and monitor that. “I think everyone understands that as the track will change some in the
first week or so. We’ve asked the horsemen to take their time and jog their horses and let them get
necessary.” As a result of live racing being transferred to Hollywood Park this fall,
comfortable with it initially. It’s important that we open for training on Monday and that we have three weeks before opening day to make any adjustments, if
live racing at Santa Anita has been idle since April, the longest such extended period of time since 1968, which has created a tangible sense of anticipation. .
“Our Group Sales and all advance ticket sales are way up, compared to last year,” said Haines. “Our fans are anxious to come back and so are the horsemen. Santa Anita is regarded as America’s premier winter racing venue and it’s a very, very special place to many people. We can’t wait welcome everyone back on Dec. 26 and it’s going to be exciting to see the horses back on the track on Monday.” Santa Anita’s new main track, which consists of 90 percent sand and 10 percent clay, will be maintained by Track Superintendent Richard Tedesco. The track’s base and upper layers will have a depth of 15 to 17 inches.
Clockers’ Corner, the track’s popular breakfast area at the top of the stretch, also will be open to the public beginning on Monday, from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Admission to and parking at Clockers’ Corner is free of charge and fans will be treated to a wide variety of breakfast favorites. Santa Anita’s popular Seabiscuit Stable Area Tram Tours, which emanate at Clockers’ Corner, will be available beginning Saturday, Dec. 11, and will be offered free of charge each weekend morning at both 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. For advance ticket sales and reservations, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanitaevents. wagticketing.com. For more information on opening day and upcoming racing action, go to www. santaanita.com.
Jazz Saxophonist Zane Musa Will Rock The House December 10 at Blinn House Foundation Fundraiser Proceeds Earmarked for Historic Restoration of Cultural Landmark One of L.A.’s finest Alto Sax players, Zane Musa, accompanied by the The JazzZone Ensemble, will headline the Friday, December 10 Blinn House Foundation Jazz Night Fundraiser to support the restoration and preservation of the Pasadena architectural gem. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
and located at 160 N. Oakland, the Edmund Blinn House has served as the Women’s City Club’s facility since 1941, and designated Pasadena Cultural Landmark #16. Musa, considered one L.A.’s leading jazz musicians, and a regular on the Carson Daly Show, will perform a 90-minute set in the intimate and charming
setting of the beautiful, Prairie-school style home. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with music starting at 7 pm. “We are excited to offer the community an entertaining holiday fundraiser in a unique, private environment,’ said Dr. Floraline Stevens, President, The Blinn House Foundation. Guests will also have the opportunity to en-
joy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a delicious pasta bar, if desired. Tickets are $20.00 for hors d’oeuvres only and $35.00 for appetizers and pasta bar. Fundraiser proceeds will be used to repair interior cracks in the Blinn House. Reservations are required by December 7. For reservations or more
information, please contact The Women’s City Club, 626-796-0560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Blinn House Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Edmund Blinn House. Built in 1906, the building contributes to the San Gabriel Valley community by serving as
a unique meeting place for numerous non-profit and civic organizations. The Blinn House is located at 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105. complimentary parking is available in building’s rear lot off of Madison Avenue. Contact: Francine Kolcz, Women’s City Club, 626-796-0560 or wccpas@ sbcglobal.net.
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Obituaries Charles (Michy) Nomura 1915 - 2010
Charles ( Michy) Nomura, 95, passed away peacefully November 25, 2010 at his home in Pasadena. Born in Arcadia on May 19, 1915, Michy Nomura lived most of his life in Southern California. He worked until he was eightyfive, mostly for Wianko Engineering and DB Products, Pasadena aerospace electronics firms. After Pearl Harbor, Charles Nomura was interned with thousands of other Japanese Americans under FDR’s orders. He was interned at Gila, Arizona, which was a 15,000acre Relocation Center, situated on land leased from the Pima Indian Agency. He also spent time at the Hinsdale, Illinois, where he and his family lived with and worked for the Henry Rignery family. Since 1945 Charles Nomura has lived in Pasadena. Aside from the love of his life, Taka, Michy also passionately enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodcarv-
ing. One of his many talents was creating tiny monarch butterfly pins from tiny cuts of wood he hand-carved and painted. The completed butterfly pins were given as gifts.orrected Charles (Michy) Nomura was pre-deceased by grandson Neal Naito. He is survived by his wife Taka; daughter, Chris Naito; son, Stephen Nomura and his wife, Ginger; brother Sho and his wife Florence; sister Helen and her husband Ray Obazawa; granddaughters Nicki and husband Gene Lew, and Anna Nomura; and great-grandsons Kevin and Gregory Lew. He is also survived by a great many nieces, nephews and other relatives in the United States as well as Japan. A celebration of his extraordinary life will be held on Saturday December 18th at 1:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Altadena, 2776 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena. Call (626)7914271 for more details.
Charles G. “Chuck” Souder, 69
Former Marine and Temple City Councilman Chuck Souder passed away Thanksgiving Eve after a brief illness. Chuck Souder served on the council for nine years and was Mayor for two terms. Souder also had served on the city’s Planning Commission for four years and as president of the city’s Sister Cities Commission, and chairman of Camellia Festival planning committing. He was also very active with the Kiwanis Club as well, in 2009 he was the President. Souder was known as Temple City’s Santa Claus because of his long white beard. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1965. There will be a private service for Chuck this Saturday from 4-8 p.m. in Long Beach. The city will have a memorial service for Chuck but it will be after the first of the year. Some of the reactions from Temple City officials and residents follow: “Chuck’s life of service is an inspiration to challenge
ourselves to work for the good of others. His gentle spirit will live on in the hearts of many! You will be missed my friend” Cynthia Sternquist, City Councilmember “Chuck Souder was a true gentleman who earned the trust of the community he served. When you saw Chuck, you never thought of him as your Councilman, you saw him as your friend and neighbor. Chuck Souder put himself into the community, it is where he worked best and is why he was the face of Temple City. Chuck will be missed but forever remembered by a community that loved him.” - Mark Ferrari, former resident of Temple City, 1960-2000 and served as a Commissioner for the Parks and Recreation Commission. “My favorite memory of Chuck was about thirteen years ago. My 4 year old granddaughter was visiting from Phoenix. She was so worried that Santa would not find her so far away from home. Chuck pulled in our driveway just when we were walking up to his house to deliver a Christmas gift. There he was in a red shirt (he always wore one from Dec 1st on), in his dark red El Camino. Her little mouth dropped open and he played along without missing a beat! It was a priceless moment.”
- Laura-Jean , A long time neighbor of Chuck when he lived on Live Oak Ave. “Concerts in the park without Chuck are going to be lonely. No one to joke around with. He will be missed by many.” - Esmeralda Nowak, Temple City Sister City/TC resident “I had the pleasure of working with Chuck Souder with Temple City Sister City Association. While he was president of the organization, I was his first vice-president. He was a remarkable man that stood up for what he believed in. I enjoyed talking with him at events with Sister City, at the concerts in the park, and when I would run into him within the city. He was a wise man who shared his wisdom with me. I will treasure his teasing, his laughter, and our chats about our families. Temple City has lost a legendary man. I will miss you Santa Claus!” Mitzi Franco “All I can say is we (the staff in the Parks and Recreation Dept.) will truly miss him. From the time he first became a Councilmember he made it a point to participate in all the City’s events. We all know that he was “Santa” during our holiday events (even before we started Lights on Temple City, he was Santa for our Dinner with Santa); but more than being Santa to hundreds of children (including my two), he also helped feed the Marine Corps band each year for our Independence Day Celebrations, he barbecued for City events, he was present for the Easter Egg Hunts, Halloween Carnivals, and all our other events. He felt it was so important for the Council
to be seen at the community events and to mingle with the residents. Both my children grew up knowing Chuck because he was at every event (as they were). As they got older (they are now 22 and 24) Chuck always asked how they were doing; if they were behaving, etc. When I told me daughter (22 years) that Chuck had passed away she said “No, my Santa can’t be gone.” I think that’s how most of us feel. For me personally, I started going to Council meetings when Chuck was on the Council. I always found Chuck to be a very strong, and respectful, Councilmember. Even if he disagreed with someone (including me) he was always polite and respectful in getting his point across. I will never forget the way he would look over his glasses at someone when they were starting to get on his nerves. That’s when I knew it was time to let something go . If there was ever anyone who embodied what Temple City is all about (a small town community where everyone knows everyone and helps out their neighbor; where most people do what’s good and right just because it’s the right thing to do; where people really care about each other and about their city) Chuck Souder was that person. Although he didn’t grow up in Temple City, and may not have lived in the City for as long as some other individuals, I don’t think you could find anyone who loved this City more than he did, or was willing to do more for the City and its residents, than he was.” - Cathy Burroughs
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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD
For the period of Sunday, November 21, through Saturday, November 27, the Police Department responded to 804 calls for service of which 110 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, November 21: Between noon on November 19 and 1:25 p.m. on November 21, a residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of West Duarte. While the home was tented for fumigation, unknown suspect(s) entered the location and stole jewelry, watches, silver coins, and a digital camera. Around 1:00 p.m., units responded to Macy’s regarding a woman detained for theft. Loss prevention personnel recognized the female suspect who had stolen from the store on previous occasions and was kept under observation. The woman selected merchandise, went into a fitting room, and then concealed the items. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 53-year-old Asian was taken into custody for commercial burglary.
Monday, November 22: A traffic stop was initiated at St. Joseph and Santa Anita around 10:43 a.m. for a code violation, and a 31-year-old male Hispanic driver was contacted. A record check revealed that the man was on parole for narcotics and a consent search of the vehicle was made. A baggie of crystalline substance was found, and the driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and felony parole violation. A residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Magna Vista around 4:40 p.m. Two male Hispanic suspects, claiming to be gardeners, approached the residents and they went to the backyard to discuss possible gardening services. While the residents were distracted, a third suspect entered the house and stole several thousand dollars in cash.
Tuesday, November 23: A commercial burglary
occurred in the 11900 block of Goldring between 11:00 a.m. on November 22 and 9:00 a.m. on November 23. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window to enter the business and then stole various tools. Units responded to Baby Gap located at Westfield Mall round 8:24 p.m. in reference to a theft investigation. Loss prevention personnel discovered that one of their employees had made several fraudulent cash refunds since August. A 29-year-old female Hispanic was arrested for grand theft.
Wednesday, November 24: A 37-year-old man was arrested for battery around 7:40 a.m. at a Chevron gas station located at 500 North Santa Anita. During an altercation over custody issues, the man became physical with his ex-wife. A 1993 white Honda Civic was stolen from Golden West and Hunting between 8:54 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The car was later recovered on November 25 by LAPD.
Thursday, November 25: Units responded to Dave & Busters around 9:35 p.m. in reference to a theft. A female suspect stole two jackets from the bar area. During the investigation at Dave & Busters, a 28-year-old male Hispanic was detained as he was seen hanging out with the female suspect involved in the above theft. A record check of the man revealed that he had an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody.
Friday, November 26: Around 5:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to Westfield Mall regarding a stabbing in progress. During a fight between several male Asians, a victim sustained a non-life threatening stab wound in the abdomen and a laceration on his neck. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene, while the primary suspect who had stabbed the victim fled the location.
On November 27, officers went to the City of San Gabriel and arrested the 18-year-old primary suspect for attempted murder. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., officers were called to Foothill and Don Alvarado in reference to a vehicle blocking the roadway. A 25-year-old male Hispanic driver was contacted and it was determined that he was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. The man was arrested for DUI without incident.
Saturday, November 27: A commercial burglary occurred at Maki Sushi, 302 East Huntington, between 10:30 p.m. on November 26 and 10:00 a.m. on November 27. Unknown suspect(s) pried open the rear door and stole cash. Several arrests were made at Westfield Mall for c o m mercial burglary. T w o Asians, both 21 years of age, were arrested from Sports Chalet for stealing almost $600 in merchandise; a 27-year-old female Asian was arrested for stealing $700 in cosmetics from Sephora and a $20 item from Brookstone; a 25-year-old female Asian was arrested at Macy’s for concealing over $635 in merchandise in her purse, shopping bag, and baby stroller.
Sierra Madre PD During the week of Sunday, November 21st, to Saturday November 27th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 319 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.
Sunday, November 21st: 06:21 AM- Arrest Residential Burglary, 290 blk. W. Montecito Ave. The victim returned home after being away for several weeks and reported a burglary of her garage.
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On November 7th at 3:15 a.m. a Sierra Madre police sergeant arrested the suspect near 99 N. Hermosa Ave. after finding him with property from the victim’s burglary, which had not yet been reported. At that time the sergeant called the victim, who positively identified the loss that was in the suspect’s possession. The suspect was arrested and is still in custody. The District Attorney has charged the suspect with burglary and receiving stolen property. 10:47 AM- Arrest Possession of Controlled Substance Prescribed to Another, 140 blk. N. Mountain Trail Ave. The suspect’s girlfriend called police to report that he was despondent. Officers responded and found the suspect, who was in possession of marijuana and several bottles of prescription medication not belonging to him. He also had a $50,000 warrant for battery. Officers arrested the suspect and took him to the Los Angeles County Jail for booking.
Monday, November 22nd: 05:54 PM- Residential Burglary, 500 blk. Ramona Ave. Unknown suspect(s) entered a home through the southwest bathroom window. The loss included a Sony 40” screen HDTV television, valued at $400.00; an Omega men’s gold watch worth $2,000.00, a Canon digital camera worth $100.00, a 1” long rectangular jade pendant worth $120.00, a Sony 46” screen HDTV television worth $1,100.00, a Nintendo Play Station 3 worth $150.00, Nintendo Wii game console worth $100.00, and 4 Wii games worth $28.00. The total loss is about $4,000. Tuesday, November 23rd: 12:18 AM- Arrest - DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Michillinda Ave and Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the driver was in driving under the influence of alcohol. During a car search the officer found gun ammunition. The Monrovia resident was arrested and taken to the Pasadena Police Department Jail for booking.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City Council on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Arcadia City Hall, 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain comments from citizens on community development and housing needs in order to determine what Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs the City should undertake for fiscal year 2011-2012. In fiscal year 2011-2012, the City will receive approximately $396,429 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Any program undertaken with CDBG funds must benefit low and moderate-income families, aid in the prevention of slum and blight conditions, or address an urgent need. A maximum of 15% of the grant may be used for public services such as senior citizen programs or meals programs. The remainder must be used for programs related to community conservation, i.e., housing rehabilitation programs, neighborhood development programs, retrofitting public facilities to comply with federal ADA requirements and public works projects such as the removal of architectural barriers or construction of handicap ramps. 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. Any person wishing to challenge any action taken after the public hearing may be limited to raising only those matters raised by him/herself or others at the public hearing or in writing. The City Council agenda and documents may be viewed on the City’s website at www.ci.arcadia.ca.us starting December 30, 2010. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a city meeting, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (626) 574-5455 at least three working days before the meeting or time when special services are needed. This notification will help city staff in making reasonable arrangements to provide you with access to the meeting. Further information regarding the use of CDBG funds is available in the Development Services Department located at 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia. If you have questions, you may contact Amber Abeyta at (626) 574-5415 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on alternate Fridays. City Hall will be closed on December 24th. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT Jason Kruckeberg Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director PUBLISH DATE: December 2, 2010
PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10380056-CL Order # 100486880-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2005. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section
5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAY V. THOMAS AND JENNIFER C. THOMAS , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/13/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1643213 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/8/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $444,576.62 The purported property address is: 1025 ORANGE AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessors Parcel No. 8526-007-024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 11/17/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3791845 11/18/2010, 11/24/2010, 12/02/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10380644-CL Order # 100491702-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/3/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): STEVEN E. SPERL , A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 8/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20071893478 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/8/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $531,454.18 The purported property address is: 405S MADISON AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessors Parcel No. 8505-030-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall
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22 December 2 - December 8, 2010 be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 11/18/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3792805 11/18/2010, 11/24/2010, 12/02/2010 Ashley Andrews, Esq. SBN: 251565 Hoffman & Andrews, LLP - 302 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, California 91024 - Telephone No. (626)355-4422 - Attorneys for Petitioner, beacon media, Inc. - Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles - In the matter of the petition of beacon media, inc. to have the standing of Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation ascertained and established. Case No.: GS012932 - Notice of intention to apply for order declaring status of newspaper as one of general circulation pursuant to government code section 6021. Notice is hereby given that on 12/14, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard in Department of this court, located at 300 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, California91101 Petitioner intends to apply for an order declaring the newspaper known as the Pasadena Independent to be a newspaper of general circulation for the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. - Date: November 5, 2010 Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles - In the matter of the petition of beacon media, inc. to have the standing of Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation ascertained and established. Case No.: GS012932 - Petition to ascertain and establish standing as a newspaper of general circulation pursuant to california government code sections 6000 and 6020 - Petitioner alleges: Petitioner is the publisher of the newspaper known as the Pasadena Independent, hereinafter referred to as the “the newspaper.” The newspaper is a newspaper of general circulation published for the dissemination of local news and intelligence of a general character in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. The newspaper has a bona fide subscription list of paying subscribers numbering fifty in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California, and elsewhere in the surrounding area, and has an average weekly circulation of three thousand five hundred. For more than one year preceding the filing of this Petition, the newspaper has been established under the name of Pasadena Independent, and has been printed and published regularly every Thursday in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. During the whole of the one year period preceding the filing of this Petition, the mechanical work of producing the newspaper, that is, the work of typesetting and impressing type on paper, has been performed in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles, and State of California; the newspaper has been issued from the same city, county and state where it is printed and sold; it has been both printed and published in the same city, county and state; and it has been published as a weekly newspaper on each Thursday of each calendar week. wherefore, Petitioner prays for judgment ascertaining and establishing the Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation, as defined in section 6000 of the California Government Code for the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. Dated: November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMS-94635 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/30/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 9, 2010, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by JOSE DE JESUS RODRIGUEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 2/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20070215479, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 8588-003-005 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 5614 ALESSANDRO AVENUE , TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $1,038,781.43. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact
the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code 2923.54 does not cover this loan.Dated: 11/12/2010 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 5422550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http:// www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 3807091 11/18/2010, 11/24/2010, 12/02/2010 Trustee Sale No.: 20100159902879 Title Order No.: 100465548 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 9/21/2004. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/30/2004 as Instrument No. 04 2513043 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: Hoss Nouhi and Fakhri L. Nouhi And Navid Nouhi, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/8/2010 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 754-756 Olive Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 APN#: 8506-027-014 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, but without covenant or warranty, expressed 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, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, 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 obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $314,773.73. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publishing 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www. priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 11/17/2010 NDex West, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P768137 11/18, 11/25, 12/02/2010 T.S No. 10160 Title Order No. 5810272 Loan No. Yaghoubian A.P.N.: 5769-005-009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/28/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction to sell to the highest bidder - for cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state - WILL BE HELD BY THE DULY APPOINTED TRUSTEE SHOWN BELOW, OF ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO AND NOW HELD BY THE TRUSTEE PURSUANT TO THE DEED OF TRUST DESCRIBED BELOW. The sale will be made “as is” - without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances - to pay the remaining principal sum of the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust including, but not limited to, all interest, late charges, penalties, advances, legal fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee which are reasonably estimated as set forth below. Date and Time of Sale: 12/14/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, California Good faith estimate of obligation at the initial publication of this notice:$253,632.13 The total amount due may be greater on the day of sale, however, the lender may elect to open the bidding in an amount less than the total amount due. For instructions on registering bank-wired funds to bid at this trustee sale, please contact the trustee at least five (5) business days prior to the sale. Trustor: Robert Yaghoubian, an unmarried man Duly Appointed Trustee: M.R.R. Inc., a California Corporation, dba All Valley Trustee Service Recorded 6/18/2007 as Instrument No. 20071467015 in Book ---, Page --- of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California. The beneficiary or authorized agent has met the due diligence requirements listed in California Civil Code Section 2923.5 or the provisions of this Section do not apply. The undersigned trustee, as authorized agent for the mortgage loan servicer, declares that the mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1130 Fallen Leaf Road Arcadia, CA 91006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above.
If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. M.R.R. Inc., a California Corporation, dba All Valley Trustee Service 23564 Calabasas Rd, #208 Calabasas, California 91302 818-225-8877 Register for Trustee Sale Updates: www.allvalleytrustee.com Sam Aranda, Assistant Secretary Date: 11/16/10 M.R.R. Inc., a California Corporation, doing business as All Valley Trustee Service is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P770794 11/18, 11/24, 12/02/2010 Trustee Sale No. 722933CA Loan No. 0697403541 Title Order No. M719643 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/17/2006. 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 12/9/2010 at 10:30 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/26/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 0188503 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Martha Cuevas, a single woman, as Trustor, Loanex Funding, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $662,317.25 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3034 South 8th Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 APN Number: 8571-010-004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 11/12/2010 SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P769104 11/18, 11/24, 12/02/2010 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MITCHELL JOHN HOBLER Case No. GP015840 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MITCHELL JOHN HOBLER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Rigel Ann Behrens in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Rigel Ann Behrens 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 he petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on December 03, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept NE “A”, located at 300 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objects 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 four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 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. Edmund C. Hoy Law Offices of Edmund C. Hoy 37 E. Huntington Dr., Suite B Arcadia, CA 91006 Attorney for Petitioner NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090136600 Title Order No. 09-8-405997 APN No. 8526-010-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/26/2006. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JULIAN HILLBERG, AND DEBI HILLBERG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/26/2006 and recorded 08/01/06, as Instrument No. 06 1700449, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/16/2010 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 640 BRADBURY RD, MONROVIA, CA, 910163707. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $582,831.75. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebted-ness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 12/16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/ Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.118622 11/18, 11/22 12/02/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100103818 Title Order No. 10-8-398228 Investor/ Insurer No. 4005005108 APN No. 8572-028-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/02/2006. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DANNY H. CHAU AND STEFANIE H. CHAU, MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, dated 05/02/2006 and recorded 06/26/06, as Instrument No. 06 1396770, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/05/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11302 MILOANN STREET, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $397,461.15. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/01/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3818377 12/02/2010, 12/09/2010,
12/16/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090084408 Title Order No. 09-8-243719 Investor/ Insurer No. 119225171 APN No. 2810-071-057 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/01/2006. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ALECE PLASENCIA AND SAUL PLASENCIA, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/01/2006 and recorded 03/10/06, as Instrument No. 06 0514218, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/30/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 27801 SUMMER GROVE PLACE, UNIT 44, (VALENCIA AREA) SANTA CLARITA, CA, 91354. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $585,132.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/24/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3827370 12/02/2010, 12/09/2010, 12/16/2010 Order No: 4445799 TS No: G10-01129 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN, DATED 4/4/2010. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE is hereby given that Witkin & Neal, Inc., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to that certain Notice of Delinquent Assessment and Claim of Lien (hereinafter referred to as “Lien”), recorded on 4/6/2010 as instrument number 10-461555 in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, and further pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded on 5/7/2010 as instrument number 2010-0626515 in said county and further pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1367.1 and those certain Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions recorded on 7/27/1978 as instrument number 78-818541. WILL SELL on 12/23/2010, 10:30 AM At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA a public auction to the highest bidder for lawful money of the United States payable at the time of sale, all right, title and interest in the property situated in said county as more fully described in the above referenced Lien. The purported owner(s) of said property is (are): Agnes Nembhard, an unmarried woman. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property is purported to be: 333C West Duarte Road Monrovia CA 91016, APN 8507-004-054. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation 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 Sale is: $8,364.47. The opening bid at the foreclosure sale may be more or less than this estimate. In addition to cash, the trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn on a state or federal credit union or a check drawn on 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 this state. 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 the endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale shall be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Lien, advances thereunder, with interest as provided in Declaration plus the fees, charges and expenses of the trustee. THIS PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD IN AN “AS-IS” CONDITION. Witkin & Neal, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in bankruptcy, you may have been released from personal liability for this debt in which case this notice is intended to exercise the secured party’s rights against the real property only. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the sale shall be subject to the following as provided in California Civil Code Section 1367.4(c)4: “A non judicial foreclosure sale by an association to collect upon a debt for delinquent assessments shall be subject to
a right of redemption. The redemption period within which the separate interest may be redeemed from a foreclosure sale under this paragraph ends 90 days after the sale.” Dated: 11/23/2010 Witkin & Neal, LLC, as said Trustee 5805 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 670 Van Nuys, CA 91411 (818) 845-8808 By: Susan Paquette Trustee Sales Officer This notice is sent for the purpose of collecting a debt. This firm is attempting to collect a debt on behalf of the holder and owner of the note. Any information obtained by or provided to this firm or the creditor will be used for that purpose. For sales information, call 714-573-1965 or go to www.priorityposting.com P773925, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16/2010 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Secs. 6104, 6105 U.C.C.) Escrow No. 17194-SK Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The names and business addresses of the seller are: Jong Woo Kim and Seon Joung Yoon, 815 West Naomi Avenue #A, Arcadia, CA 91007. The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: Same as above. As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: None. The names and business addresses of the buyer are: Shiomitsu Mike Miyanohara, 815 West Naomi Avenue #A, Arcadia, CA 91007. The assets to be sold are described in general as: All fixtures, furniture and equipment and are located at: 815 West Naomi Avenue #A, Arcadia, CA 91007. The business name used by the seller at that location is: Osaka Ya. The anticipated date of the bulk sale is December 31, 2010 at the office of Champion Escrow Inc., 9655 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780. This bulk sale is not subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is Champion Escrow Inc., 9655 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780, ATTN: Selisa Kwan and the last date for filing claims shall be December 30, 2010, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: 11/15/10 Shiomitsu Mike Miyanohara, Buyer 12/2/10 CNS-1981783# NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GLORIA JOAN FERRANTI AKA GLORIA J. FERRANTI AKA GLORIA FERRANTI CASE NO. GP015623 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of GLORIA JOAN FERRANTI AKA GLORIA J. FERRANTI AKA GLORIA FERRANTI. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARY JEAN FERRANTI-CHUCK in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARY JEAN FERRANTI-CHUCK 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 with limited authority. (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: 01/21/11 at 8:30AM in Dept. A located at 300 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA, CA 91101 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 four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 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 STEPHEN P. BEZAIRE - SBN 100307 LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN P. BEZAIRE 2700 E FOOTHILL BLVD #306 PASADENA CA 91107 12/2, 12/6, 12/9/10 CNS-1998532# TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE
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This gorgeous Art Deco, custom built home with lots of privacy and seclusion features panoramic city lights views. Lots of glass, living room, dining room and family room all over look the breathtaking views. 4 fireplaces, multiple balconies, Mstr suite, bonus room, beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite counters, wine cellar, 2 laundry areas, 3 car garage. (LOT)
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Built in 1996 this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home located in Sierra Madre with family room, formal and informal dining has a great location with mountain views. 2 bedrooms downstairs, 2 master suites upstairs, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, fire sprinklers, porte cochere and a wonderful kitchen. 2846 sq.ft. on a large 13,720 sq.ft. lot per Assessor. (L288)
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Ideal small manufacturing, light industrial use property, great for owner/user. Two 3000 square foot buildings which are currently leased. Owner could occupy one while leasing the other. Large 22651 lot affords storage at the rear of the property. Make offers SUBJECT TO INSPECTION. Great location central to freeway access. (C2416)
Inviting 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in Sierra Madre’s Marlborough Terrace with formal dining, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, FA/ CA, huge terrace, back yard/patio area and extra parking. Lots of light, tree top and mountain views. (C450)
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Built in 1979, 3 bedroom, 2 bath contemporary in Marlborough Terrace has an open, split level design. Formal dining area, breakfast bar, family room, fireplace, FA/CA, laundry room, balcony and patio and 2 car garage. (O245)
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Renovated 1656 sq.ft. townhome in Sierra Madre with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining area, den, newer FA/CA, laminate flooring and remodeled kitchen. Situated on a quiet tree lined street, this is the front unit and has an attached 2 car garage, spacious front patio, plus a balcony off the den with mountain views. (H97)
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Cozy 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with formal dining area, large kitchen, finished attic, finished basement and separate laundry room. Welcoming front porch on this 1906 charmer on a large 7,950 square foot lot with mountain views. (G272)
Beautiful 4 bdrm 2bth home w/pool and pool house/guest house, large lot, spacious living space, long driveway great curb appeal, Italian imported tile, hard wood floors, sky light and the best on the market! Come and see! (M3256)
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This 2 bed/2 ba home is located on a large lot and features a large family room and living room both w/fireplaces. Lots of room for expansion and close to transportation, jogging trail, schools and shopping. Garage is oversize and has extra room. Move-in Condition!!! (HAC)
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Located in Alhambra 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, spacious rooms, hardwood floors, high beamed barrel ceilings and fireplace, beautiful front picture window. Arched passages, many custom details throughout. Gated driveway with 2 car garage and lovely backyard. (A1625)
This 1 BD/1BA house is ideal for those that need to downsize and at the same time want to enjoy nature, trees, back/front yard, patio deck and rose garden. Nice size lot (over 7000 sq. ft.) and NO HOA FEES!!! Features include living room w/fireplace, remodeled master suite and kitchen with Viking appliances. (SAN)
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Great 4bdrm 2bth home on quiet street, hardwood floors & carpet, large backyard with pool, large updated kitchen, CA & heat, located close to Arcadia. (T2527)
Located in Sierra Madre’s Hastings Oaks complex this 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath one level very special condo with parquet floors, fireplace, 2 large patios, 2 covered parking spaces, newer FA/ CA and pool. (S680)
Beautiful 2bdrm 3bth Mediterranean style Townhome in “Rancho Del Bougainvillea” development. Features two master suites, plus bonus room. Great central location. (B499)
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This 3 bed/2.5 ba unit was recently remodeled. Kitchen w/ granite tile counter tops and custom cabinets. Large family room. Custom paint, window coverings & drapes, ceiling fans, and mirrored closet doors. The entire unit features bamboo flooring. Private 2-car attached garage. (HUN)
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This totally upgraded Condo features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Lower Unit with hardwood floors, designer tile, custom cabinets, front and back patios. Gated community with pool/spa. (MOU)
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This one level condo features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (with new tile) and a galley style kitchen w/newer appliances. Located in the very desirable Mission District of S. Pasadena and close to the Gold Line. Also for lease at $1,400.00 mo. (ORA)
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Wonderful investment opportunity. This duplex has 2bdrm 1bth each. Excellent for owner occupied and income also. Prime location, near bus stops and freeways. Very motivated seller. (W36)
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This well maintained 2 bed/1 ba condo has been updated and is located on a private cul-de-sac in a great area of north Azusa. Newly painted interior, new tile floors and new stove. Great location near Country Club with beautiful mountain views. (CAL)
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