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Temple City Float Builders Start Testing - 3 Weeks Left Man and Until the Big Day Arrives Monrovia Man Among Suspects arrested in Rose Bowl Melee Pasadena Police arrested three more people associated with a melee at the Rose Bowl Saturday prior to UCLA and USC game that left five people injured, some seriously. Arthur Cisneros, 25; Anthony Cisneros, 22; and Akira Cisneros, 24 were booked by Pasadena police Monday night and remain in custody in lieu of $1 million

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Embattled Ex Assemblyman Anthony Adams Gets Post on CA Parole Board Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed embattled former Assemblyman Anthony Adams to a post on the Board of Parole Hearings. Adams, 39, was one of the key Republican votes last year in support of a budget deal hashed out between lawmakers and Schwarzenegger that included raising taxes. He was vilified for his vote by anti-tax Republicans and faced a massive albeit failed recall attempt. Adams decided not to run for a third term this year. Before his two terms in the Assembly, Adams worked for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. Senate confirmation is required. If Adams is confirmed, he will make at least $111,845 per annum.

Cunard’s Inaugural float was first in line early Saturday morning for the test run at Fiesta Floats in Irwindale - The team of mechanics and other key players who test the roadworthiness of the floats gave Cunard a Jolly Good two thumbs up - Photo by Terry Miller

BY TERRY MILLER For the first time in its illustrious history, Cunard Lines is building a vessel that will sail down Colorado Boulevard January 1, 2011 instead of crossing the mighty Atlantic Ocean. The latest addition to Cunard’s growing fleet

was put to some stringent tests Saturday morning of Rose Parade and Fiesta Floats who are building the inaugural vessel. The 7AM tests, conducted at Fiesta Floats in Irwindale facilities, provide both builder and client the opportunity to see how the float may perform on New

Year’s Day and have an opportunity to address any issues that may arise during the course of the road test. Even though it is the first time Cunard has had a float built for the TOR Parade, it seems they passed the initial tests with flying colors.

Some others tested that morning were not quite so fortunate. There was minor a hiccup in the Natural Balance Float (you know the one with the skateboarding dogs)…It seemed their float was ironically off-balance somewhat and delayed the

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Arcadia Trees Get Temporary Stay of Execution Plans to cut down an 11-acre oak and sycamore woodland area in Arcadia have been put on hold for a minimum of 30 days it was announced Tuesday. The County planned to spread tons dredged debris from Santa Anita Dam to the cleared area in an effort to clear flood basins of dirt and debris. On Tuesday, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to the moratorium after Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich put forward a motion on Friday amid public pressure to save the trees. The area includes at least 175 native oaks. The area was scheduled to be cleared mid-December as part of a flood-control program. Los Angeles County public works department estimates that the dredging will remove more than 500,000 cubic yards of sediment.

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by donating items to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and its affiliates and pantries. The Girl Scouts encouraged residents to donate non-perishable foods or products, including canned protein such as tuna, sardines, stew and soups; peanut butter and

On Monday December 6, 2010, about 8:00 a.m. an alert resident called the Sierra Madre Police Department to report a burglary in progress in the 1900 – 2000 block of Vista St. Officers responding to the call stopped and detained two suspects as they were leaving the area in a silver Honda CRV. David Wells, age 20, and Jason Mora, age 21, both of Pasadena, were taken into custody without incident. Of-

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Girl Scouts Collect over 71,000 lbs of Food for Area Food Banks On Saturday, December 4, thousands of Girl Scouts in the Greater Los Angeles area set up in front of participating Vons supermarket locations for the Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day. Instead of offering delicious Girl Scout Cookies®, the girls offered shoppers an opportunity to help their community

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BY DOROTHY DENNE Does anyone out there know what happened to September, October, and November? How did we get into December so quickly? I wrote last week about the holiday season. Now it is time to get specific. I love December. It is a teary time of year for me. They aren’t really sad tears nor are they happy tears. They are just feelings tears. As I open Christmas cards and pictures fall out, I get surprises. Kids grow. Adults wrinkle and grey. I miss family and friends who are miles away. Memories flow. Most are pleasant. We tend to forget the sad and painful. When we do remember, even those soften as they are surrounded by love. I hear from the 85 year old cousin who cares for his Alzheimer stricken spouse. I remember them as a lifeloving, active couple. I sat at their dinner table and didn’t know we were eating creamed kidney beans because we were poor. I thought we were eating them because they were good. I receive a note from my schoolmate who bore a severely retarded child. Doctors told my friend that her child must be institution-

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alized. My friend said she could not do it. Today the child is an adult, living on her own, working and contributing to society. Another friend, made later in life, can only be described as a nut. When I planned to wash my windows she said, “Pull the drapes and let’s go to the beach.” I did. Our friendship has survived. We are may freeways apart but a visit two or three times a year is special. Christmas cards show our love. A note comes from the daughter of another elementary through high school friend. She wants to let me know I will not be hearing from my friend this year. She has succumbed to a long battle with ovarian cancer. God the fun we shared in our youth and the feelings our letters shared over the years. She went first but I will remember her until we once again join. Another cousin writes. The third grandchild has arrived. She has red hair and fat cheeks. My cousin is reminded of me. So, I’ll shed my tears. Tears of sadness and tears of joy. And, over the next two weeks I’ll offer this simple phrase that has been said many times, many ways -MERRY CHRISTMAS.

SMRFA Float Deco Blitz is Coming Dec 18-19 “Sueños de California” is perhaps one of Sierra Madre’s most beautiful and ambitious floats to date. Because this year’s entry is so large, SMRFA is hoping to complete at least 35% of the decoration before Christmas. To reach this target they need your help. Join SMRFA any time during the month of December to help decorate, but December 18 and 19 are days when they especially need all hands on deck, so to speak. They are calling the event the Float Deco Blitz! Help decorate the spires of the mission in oatmeal, cin-

namon and sesame seed. Create bark for palm trees and bougainvillea vines. Experienced decorators might detail monarch butterfly wings with intricate patterns of orange lentil, rice and strawflower. Work is available for all experience levels, however they mainly need volunteers aged 14 and up. All minors must have a release form signed by a parent prior to working. Release forms are available at the Float Barn. There’s no need to call ahead of time unless you are bringing a large group (more than 6 people).

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Celebrating Christmas TheGoodLife BY WALLY HAGE

I remember, as a child growing up, experiencing the thrills and joy of celebrating an old fashioned Christmas. The snow covered fields, sleigh rides, trimming the tree with silver bells, stockings hung on the fireplace and beneath them a crackling fire. The fragrance of fir bows and the wonderful smell of a fresh cut evergreen Christmas tree. Christmas Carols playing in the background with children laughing and hoping for that very special gift that Santa Claus will bring. Setting out cookies and milk for dear Santa and hoping to hear the sleigh bells ringing upon the shoulders of his reindeer. What a wonderful time! Political Correctness and some Educators have been trying for some time to silence the real reason for Christmas. Often referring to it as the Holiday

Season. A Circuit Court Judge in New Jersey recently ruled that students attending school in the local school district could not sing the Christmas carol “Silent Night” in any school activities as it could be considered offensive to some students. This is truly Political Correctness in our society, gone berserk. The following e-mail poem that I received expresses those frightening new thoughts about celebrating Christmas. Twas just weeks before Christmas, When throughout our Land; Fewer parents are praying, Nor people taking a stand! Political Correctness had taken Children’s joy away, They could not sing nor have a Christmas Play; Children were told by their schools not to sing,

About Shepherds, Wise Men, Angels and like things. That it might hurt feelings ... teachers would say, That December 25th ... is just another Holiday! Well, thank God, Christian Believers and many others too ... are still dedicated to celebrate the Holy Christmas Event, remembering the Angels proclamation of great joy.” That unto you is born this day in the city of David, Christ the Lord, a Savior, a Redeemer, the Prince of Peace, Son of God. That Jesus was born in a manger for you and for me, so that believers could wear a royal robe of salvation.” This is truly the reason to rejoice and proudly celebrate this Holy Christmas Season. May God Bless You and Your Families ... now and throughout the New Year 2011.

Monrovia Library to Offer Computer Classes for Beginners in New Year Computer classes for beginners start Thursday, January 7, 2011 at Monrovia Public Library. This six week course starts with learning to use a mouse and keyboard. Students go on to search the Internet,

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set up and use an email account, and practice fundamental Microsoft Word functions. Registration begins December 13 and is open until the class is full. To register, go to the Adult Reference Desk to pay the

$10.00 fee. Class is limited to 12 students and computers are provided. For further information call 626256-8274 or come to the Library at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue in Library Park.

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Apparently witness statements and a video on You Tube led to the additional arrests. Dozens of fans brawled in a Rose Bowl parking lot before the Southern California-UCLA football game Saturday, leaving two men stabbed, two police officers with minor injuries and initially three arrests. About 40 fans of both schools fought at about 4:20 p.m. in a grassy part of Brookside Golf Course that the stadium uses for event parking. Victims were taken by ambulance to Huntington Memorial Hospital. Their conditions are stable. One officer was treated for a sprained hand, the

other for a sprained ankle, and both were released after treatment. Pasadena authorities on Monday charged two men arrested in connection the drunken brawl both were charged with resisting an officer and other counts, officials said. Joshua Elder, 24, of Temple City and Steven Michael Radu, 27, of Monrovia were scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Pasadena Superior Court, but officials said the arraignment might be delayed until today. Arturo Cisneros, 44, of Northridge, and the father of Arthur, Anthony and Akira Cisneros was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder.

(Arturo Cisneros) was arrested for his involvement in the stabbing and student Joshua Dirling, 27, was stabbed in the cheek. Vimal Patel, 24, was stabbed in the back, according to reports. The tailgate party turned violent when men tossing a football around allegedly hit a Mercedes with the football. The owner was apparently not amused. One observer who did not wish to be identified said he’s not surprised by the events that unfolded: “ When you combine alcohol, especially when the fans had been drinking all day – add this with uncontrolled passion for sports, it is inevitable someone will be at the wrong end of a fist. It’s a recipe for trouble.”

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it makes sense for executives to forgo pay increases for the next 24 months.” Under the proposed legislation (AB 7), the Governor would be allowed to make exemptions for certain safety employees and employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. “There are nearly 500 employees in the Cal State system making in excess of $150,000 and hundreds more at the University of California,” said Portantino. “I find it unacceptable to ask college students and their parents to pay higher fees while giving raises and bonuses to the state’s highest paid employees.” This is the seventh time Assemblymember Portantino has introduced this legislation. Estimates are that the salary freeze could save millions of dollars over the two-year life of the bill.

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89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio’s (SCPR’s) Crawford Family Forum in association with CoActive Content will present a Staged Reading of Stacey Martino’s play, “The Gift of Peace,” in observance of Human Rights Day. The play focuses on creating a U.S. Department of Peace, and will be followed by a Panel Discussion focusing on Non-Violent Conflict Resolution. The event will be presented at 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum; 474 South Raymond Avenue; Pasadena, CA 91105 at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010. Admission is to this event is free, but reservations are required. Seating is limited, and on a first come, first served basis. Reservations can be made by calling Jenny Smith at 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, at 626-583-5232, or online at www.scpr.org/events/forum <http://www.scpr.org/ events/forum> . “The Gift of Peace” has toured around the country. Under the direction of Valentino Ferreira, the cast of this presentation of the play will include: Barbara Bain, Heather Car-

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Sierra Madre Rose Float Association Hosts December Mixer Dec 16 The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for their December Mixer, at the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association Barn, located at 587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. on Thursday, December 16 from 5:30 – 7pm. Cost to attend Chamber Mixers is $7/members, $15/non-members, (NOTE: this is the standard mixer admission fee for you to use as a guide, however, for this mixer only, ANY amount you wish to donate will be gratefully accepted). ALL Admission fees collected will be donated to SMRFA. Get a preview of this year’s float, “Sueños de California.” At 33 ft. high and 55 ft. long, it is one of the most ambitious floats ever attempted bny SMRFA. Will Suenos be the Association’s sixth consecutive awardwinning float? Stop by for a pre-parade preview. Meet members of the Association when they are not working on the float and have time to answer any questions you may have. Enjoy refreshments and show your support for the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association.

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State Superintendant of Schools Jack O’Connell Nominates Duarte’s Royal Oaks Elementary for Blue Ribbon Award The winning schools are scheduled to be announced next September by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program (BRSP) recognizes elementary and secondary schools that are both academically superior and have demonstrated dramatic gains in student achievement, while serving an economically disadvantaged population of students. Schools recognized through the BRSP are national models of excellence for other schools to emulate. All of the 2011 nominees were either previous California Distinguished Schools or California Title I Academic Achieving Award schools. In order for a nomi-

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nated school to become a BRSP award winner, the school must meet also all of its 2011 Academic Performance Index and Adequate Yearly Progress targets, for the school overall and for each numerically significant subgroup, such as socioeconomically disadvantaged children, English learners, and children of color. Because BRSP is part of the federal No Child Left Behind law, schools with a large population of disadvantaged students that have either shown dramatic improvement in student achievement from 2006 to 2010 or schools that have maintained a superior level of achievement from 2006 to 2010 are given priority for selec-

tion in this program. The U.S. Department of Education designates a public school as “disadvantaged” if 40 percent or more of the students: (a) participate in the National School Lunch Program; (b) have parents who did not earn a high school diploma; (c) receive Migrant Education services; or (d) are classified as English learners. The U.S. Secretary of Education has administered BRSP for more than 25 years to recognize outstanding schools. For more information on BRSP and to review a list of 2010 winners nationwide, please visit http://www.ed.gov/ programs/nclbbrs/awards. html.

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The Crown City Chorus is a fifty member, all male four part harmony a cappella choir. Under the direction of John Minsker, this chorus has been competing, performing and singing in Pasadena for over sixty years. The chorus is dedicated to singing a cappella style harmony, and truly American musical style that has roots in early American gospel, riverboat and street corner harmony. It was fine tuned in the minstrel and vaudeville shows of the ninetieth and twentieth century’s. The invention of the unique vocal blend gave rise first to barbershop quartets and later to include large choruses singing close four part harmony in all musical styles. If you would like to

hear this American treasure the Crown City choir invites you there upcoming Christmas show. The show is filled with the beautiful music and memories of Christmas and much much more. The Alchemy hand bell ensemble will be on the bill to delight the audience with a spectacular display of hand bell Christmas music. Each of the white gloved bell players cover multiple bells, weaving complex melodies and harmonies in a dazzling display of sight and sound. Also performing will be our own award winning quartets “Impact” and “Jolt”. Temple City resident Phil Aydon says “Singing is a wonderful hobby and I look forward to it every week. I

encourage you to give it a try!” “We provide the music and learning tracks for anyone who wants to lean what we do”, says Jay Marcott of San Gabriel. Chapter President Bill Cauley “You don’t’ have to read music or have formal training. Just come with a desire to have learn and have fun and we will teach you the rest”. Show date is Sunday December 19, 2010 at the Wilson Middle School auditorium 300 Madre St. Pasadena, CA . tickets are $15, $10 for students and under 13 are free. For more information on tickets or rehearsal schedule visit our website at www. crowncitychorus.com or call Jay Marcott at 626-297-7196.

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IRS Raids Monrovia Collection Agency Accused in $1,000,000 Scam Internal Revenue Service agents and local law enforcement raided collection agency Maxwell, Turner & Associates Inc.’s office in Monrovia, last Friday. Agents arrested two suspects for allegedly scamming local businesses out of millions of dollars in a telemarketing scheme. The two arrested, Anthony Vasquez, 27, and

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DOG HAUS Unleashes Gourmet People Food in Pasadena In this dog eat dog world of the restaurant business, some people just manage to bark up the right tree. Established Pasadena Restaurateurs, Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener have done just that in their new family friendly restaurant which celebrated its grand opening on Dec 5. The Grand Opening of the new family friendly Dog Haus is already being hailed for featuring the “Best of the Würst.” “We are thrilled with the menu and will continue to keep it fresh and exciting,” said Giragossian who along with Riaz also owns NEOMEZĒ, recognized as Old Pasadena’s best Mediterranean Cafe, Bar and Lounge for the past five years. “Our formal restaurants are thriving and it is fun for us to branch out and bring a fresh, fun and casual new dining establishment to the area.” “Dog Haus is truly unique in its diverse offerings, dedication to details and commitment to customers,” continued Riaz. “My partners and I created the Dog Haus from the ground up…everything from designing the space to building custom tables and creating the menu. Visiting Dog Haus is fun and satisfying for both children and adults.” The something-foreveryone menu includes options to build your own creations with more than 40 toppings or choose from; one of Dog Haus’ signature Haus Dogs such as the Sooo Cali, featuring mixed greens, diced tomato, tempura fried onions, spicy basil aioli, and avocado, or the Downtown Dog, wrapped in bacon with mayo, mustard, ketchup, sautéed onions and peppers. The ten signature dogs also include the B.L.A.S.T., The Little Leaguer and Grand

Slam. Giragossian’s desire for a sweet and savory combination led to serving the Haus Dogs on grilled King’s Hawaiian Bread instead of traditional buns--a culinary choice that customers rave about. Living up to its reputation as the Best of the Würst, Dog Haus temptations also include a selection of gourmet sausages that range from Bourbon St. Andouille, Bratwurst, Chicken Fiesta, Knockwurst, Spicy Italian to Tri-Pepper Kielbasa. Dog Haus also features a homemade Curry Wurst that is becoming a favorite with the customers. Also proving to be “best of the burgers”, Dog Haus offers a wide selection of build your own or signature hamburgers such as The Freiburger, which features their acclaimed beef patty, fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, fried egg and cheese on grilled Hawaiian bread. They even serve Veggie Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chili, Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots and It’s-It Ice Cream Sandwiches . This is merely a sampling of the many other items on the Dog Haus menu. “We’ve also got a secret menu that regulars and those who follow us on facebook or Foursquare can get clued into,” notes Zeilstra . Dog Haus also offers an extensive take-out menu, featuring combination packs

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Give Your Family the Gift of Culture This Holiday Season - Host a Foreign Student Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the last chance for these young ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams. According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.) President, John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every family’s needs, ranging in length from one se-

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the grant will cover furniture and improvements to the Children’s Room at the Library. The grant will help create a family/early childhood space in the Sierra Madre Public Library and equip the Library to support early-learning interactions between young children, ages 0 – 3, parents and caregivers. Family Place is a statewide initiative to promote the literacy, early childhood development, parent education and family support of young children. Modeled on a national Family Place project, the project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. For more information contact Sierra Madre Public Library Youth Services Librarian Meegan Tosh at (626) 355-7186 or mtosh@ cityofsierramadre.com.


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Coyotes in our Midst Program at Arboretum Approximately 250 people attended an educational program in Arcadia last week to learn about coyote behavior and how to coexist with the coyote in the midst of habitat destruction. The program, “Coyotes in Our Midst”, focused on coyote ecology, tips for discouraging coyote activity in neighborhoods, how to protect pets, and the ineffectiveness of trapping coyotes. The audience also learned that indiscriminate coyote control programs fail to reduce conflicts over the long term and may actually exacerbate the situation by removing non-offending resident coyotes. Featured speakers, Dale Bartlett, Deputy Manager for public policy campaigns at the Humane Society of the United States, and Erin E. Boydston, PhD, Research Ecologist with the US Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center in the Santa Monica Mountains region presented data showing that cruel and lethal trapping programs are wholly ineffective as a means of controlling the coyote population. Bartlett, who has been involved in animal protection for twenty years at the federal, state and local levels, pointed out that managing people’s behavior is a key component to coexisting with coyotes, noting the importance of not feeding wildlife or leaving pet food outdoors, securing garbage, and picking up fallen fruit from trees. He stressed always keeping small companion pets indoors and to protect and supervise all pets when outside. A coyote can be deterred from the area by yelling loudly, waving your arms, blowing a whistle or using a small air horn. He noted that education and

raising public awareness is the key to a peaceful coexistence with wildlife as demonstrated successfully by many of the surrounding communities. In addition to Bartlett’s and Boyd’s presentation, there was a viewing of the compelling award winning documentary film “American Coyote~ Still Wild at Heart.” The evening concluded with a question and answer period. Bartlett and Boydston along with Steve McNall, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, and Ashley Hermanns, Wildlife Officer from the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA, fielded questions from the audience. The educational event was presented by San Gabriel Valley Friends of Wildlife, Project Coyote, the Animal Welfare Institute, and Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. The event was organized in the wake of the Arcadia City Council’s un-televised special session decision last August to undertake a costly $30,000 contract with Animal Pest Management Services. The method used is a wire snare baited trap so that when an animal moves toward the bait the neck is caught. The noose tightens as the animal struggles creating swelling in the brain termed “jelly head”. If the animal is still alive when the trapper returns the trapper then kills the animal. Trappers’ own descriptions of caught animals are graphic and disturbing. No coyotes are released because it is against state law to do so. The Council’s trapping decision was made after a number of residents complained that coyotes were venturing into their neighborhoods and took pets. One of the residents requesting the city

take action told Bee Simpson, a member of San Gabriel Valley Friends of Wildlife, that a neighbor was feeding feral cats and coyotes. Within a few months after this resident moved the complaints began. In addition there are reports of another person in the same neighborhood feeding skunks. On Tuesday, December 7, at a special meeting of the Arcadia City Council there was a study session regarding the posting of no feeding wildlife signs throughout Arcadia. SGVFW considers this a positive step and appreciates that the council placed it on the agenda. As of the end of November, 18 coyotes including two juveniles have been killed by the snares. A domestic cat was also reported caught. The trapper claims the cat was uninjured and released but the SGVFW cannot confirm this. It also is not known how many other domestic and “non target” animals such as cats, dogs, raccoons and other wildlife have been maimed or injured by the snares. The scientific and humane communities agree that traps and snares are indiscriminate and many times missing pets could be victims of snares while the blame is mistakenly placed on the coyotes. The city of Arcadia has a clause in the contract with the pest management company to terminate the trapping with a 30-day notice which they have been strongly urged to do. For further information on the “Coyotes in Our Midst” event or to learn how you can help prevent cruel and inhumane wildlife trapping methods call the San Gabriel Friends of Wildlife at 626-737-6171 or visit Project Coyote’s website@ www.projectcoyote.org.

Public Event will Celebrate 62nd Anniversary of U.N. Declaration of Human Rights At the end of World War II, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the brand new United Nations to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to promote peace, tolerance and dignity around the world. To the celebrate the document’s 62nd anniversary, the City of Pasadena has joined with the Pasadena Unified School District to present a special program Friday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Pasadena High School, 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. After welcoming remarks by Mayor Bill Bogaard, the Pasadena City College Student Alliance will present a video tribute to human rights. Five

PUSD students introduced by Superintendent Edwin Diaz will present their awardwinning essays on the topic. Two hundred members of the Pasadena Unified High School Choir will perform “A Choral Quilt of Hope: The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Preamble” adapted by Susan Suntree with music by Adrienne Albert, “Inspiration of Hope” by Z. Randall Stroope and the traditional canon “Dona Nobis Pacem.” Sherry Simpson Dean, executive director of the United Nations Association Pasadena/ Foothills Chapter, will close the program, which is free and open to the public. “In the United States

of America, we express a strong commitment to human rights,” said Bogaard. “But there must be continuing, proactive efforts to make certain that all persons in every nation can rely on basic human rights for their protection and to achieve their full potential. We must never give up on this cause.” The event will be videotaped for future broadcast on KPAS, the City of Pasadena channel. The replay schedule will be announced. For the text of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, visit www. un.org/en/documents/udhr. For more information about the Dec. 10 event, e-mail jkent@cityofpasadena.net or call (626) 744-7147.

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2011 Rose Queen, Girl Scouts Helps Sort Donations at Food Bank in Pasadena Continued from page 1 jelly; canned fruits and vegetables; fruit juices; beans, rice and pasta; and personal care items such as lotion, deodorant and toothpaste. Vons is also selling pre-sacked bags of groceries, part of their “Every Bag Counts” program, containing non-perishable items that are most needed by local food banks. The bags were priced in three different price ranges from $5 to $15 and up. The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day is a program that culminates at this one-day food drive throughout the Los Angeles area. Teamed with Vons and the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and its affiliates, along with the Los Angeles Newspaper Group -- in a single day, GSGLA Girl Scouts volunteer at foodbanks and pantries and organize food drive booths exceeded their goal of collecting over 65,000 pounds of food. Once the food was collected, the Girl Scouts zoomed to area food banks to unload their contributions. One such center was Foothill Unity Center in Pasadena where the girls learned more about hunger and the reason their ef-

forts are so important. The girls also had an added treat as they got to meet the 2011 Rose Queen at Foothill Unity who is an active Girl Scout herself. Queen Evanne helped the girls sort the foods and described how important this work was to her personally. Weeks prior to the big day, the girls participate in workshops, service opportunities, and other activities to learn about the hunger crisis and the challenges associated with feeding a family. The event incorporates Girl Scouts’ three keys to leadership: Discover, Connect, and Take Action. Through this signature event local Girl Scouts do more than participate in a food drive and community service project; they learn about the need, understand the crisis, and do something about it. The USDA reported (11/16/09) that 12% of residents of California are “food insecure,” meaning that they lack consistent access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. Food pantry demand reached a record high due to the economy impact on LA County families. Hundreds of thousands of residents are seeking food assistance from charities and the County of Los Angeles.

Concerned with the growing number of those at risk of hunger in the Los Angeles metro area, local Girl Scouts selected the issue as the focus of the council’s annual Service Saturday project. In addition to December 4 activities, girls have engaged in interactive and educational components regarding hunger and philanthropy. The Girl Scout program promotes and facilitates the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through initiatives, opportunities, and activities for girls. Programs are girl-led, cooperative, and interactive and each falls under one of five areas: Business Smarts, Environment & Outdoor Adventure, Wellness & Healthy Living, Science & Technology, and Arts & Culture. They are designed to tie outcomes to themes of leadership development, life skills and community service. The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is a non-profit, charitable organization and is one of the largest food banks in the United States. Through a network of over 540 charitable agencies with more than 900 sites, the Foodbank supplies food for over 750,000 meals each week in Los Angeles County.

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The Social Whirl Country Music Legend LeAnn Rimes and Broadway Star Sheryl Lee Ralph are Featured Guests at Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' Annual Holiday Concert, “Comfort & Joy” at Alex Theatre The renowned Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) pulls out the stops with two matinee and one evening performance of its annual holiday musical extravaganza featuring guest appearances by country music legend LeAnn Rimes and Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph, and led by guest conductor Tim Seelig in his GMCLA debut on Saturday, December 18, 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 19, 3 p.m., at the Alex Theatre in Glen-

dale. Some 150 choristers, resplendent in holiday finery, do Santa proud with a bundle of beloved seasonal works, and dazzling Twelve Days of Christmas “Black Light Puppet Spectacular.” Rimes joins the chorus on December 19, 3 p.m., providing a rare opportunity to hear the star’s radiant and distinctive voice in an intimate venue. Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards

and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Ralph, who captivated music and theatre fans as Deena Jones in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination, showcases her dazzling vocals at both the matinee and evening performances on December 18. “The holiday program is one of our most popular concerts,” says GMCLA Executive Director Hywel Sims. “It’s a great mix of tradition, whimsy,

poignancy and, of course, fun. We are also honored to have LeAnn Rimes and Sheryl Lee Ralph join us.” He notes that Rimes and Ralph, who perform on separate days, will each perform both with the chorus and solo. For more information, call (800) MEN-SING (800636-7464). Tickets range from $15 to $55 and are available online at www. gmcla.org. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Ave., Glendale.

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Country music legend LeAnn Rimes (pictured) and Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph make special guest appearances with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles’ holiday concert, Comfort & Joy, December 18 and 19 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Tickets range from $15 to $55 and are available online at www.gmcla.org. For more information, call (800) MEN-SING (800-636-7464).

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Announces the President for 2010-2011

Marti Cross Farley is the new president for Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA).

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has named long-time member Marti Cross Farley as its president for 2010-2011. She has been a member of PSHA for 14 years. She has served on its board for eight years and was the 2008-2009 benefit chairman. “I’m honored to serve the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts in this leadership role as president,” said Farley. “We’re fortunate to have such incredible board and committee members who contribute their energy, time and talents to ensure our continued success.” Over the years, PSHA, through its Gifts and Grants Program, has donated over

$17 million to schools, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other nonprofits of youth music education, symphonic and cultural programs. PSHA’s cumulative gifts to the Los Angeles Philharmonic exceed $11 million, including $1 million to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, making PSHA a major donor to this world class orchestra. In addition to her work with PSHA, Farley has also volunteered her time to Five Acres. She is a past president of the San Marino Auxiliary of Five Acres and has served on the board of directors of Five Acres. Previously, Farley worked for the Metropolitan Water District of South-

ern California as its budget manager. Currently, she is a project manager at the City of Sierra Madre implementing an Enterprise Resource system designed to improve productivity and enhance responsiveness to the city’s citizens. Farley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. Born in Houston, Texas, Farley has lived in the Pasadena area for 33 years and is married to John L. Farley. They reside in Altadena and have three grown children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in the Pasadena area.

2010 Deck the Hall Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall Welcome Back the Blind Boys of Alabama December 20, 8 p.m Go Tell It On the Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday, December 20, at 8 p.m. The Blind Boys of Alabama, four-time Grammy winning gospel legends and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees, bring their inspirational renditions of Christmas music, both familiar (Jingle Bells and Silent Night) and lesser known (When Jesus Was Born and I Pray on Christ-

mas), as well as gospel classics such as Amazing Grace. The Los Angeles Times heralded their debut performance as “a heavenly Christmas gift.” Go Tell It On the Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show was inspired by the group’s 2003 Grammy winning album. The soulful Christmas album features guest appearances by Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, Chrissie Hynde, Solomon Burke, George

Clinton, Aaron Neville and others. Upon its release, Go Tell It On the Mountain became an immediate Christmas classic, which led to a PBS Christmas special and a concert DVD featuring many of the guests on the album. In the true spirit of the Christmas season, the album, broadcasts and DVD sales afforded The Blind Boys of Alabama an opportunity to give something to others in need. A portion of the proceeds is donated

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Arcadia City Parks and Recreation celebrated the holidays Saturday with a breakfast with Santa and, of course, snow…lots of it. The location for the festivities was at the community center where kids who have never seen “ snow” before got a chance to partake in an activity usually reserved for cooler climates. Children also got a chance to see the Arcadia Mounted Police unit and pet the horses. Photo by Terry Miller


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Cunard Prepares for 2011 Rose Parade along with Scores of Seasoned Parade Participants Continued from Page 1 proceedings for a period of time. Nothing that Fiesta can’t fix, naturally of course. As I mentioned in last week’s article, I have a personal interest in the success of the inaugural sailing of the Cunard Lines’ float down Colorado Boulevard January 1, 2011. After all it was Cunard who brought yours truly and my immediate family to these shores from Southampton, England aboard the RMS Queen Mary all those years ago. In fact, I think I should encourage Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 to attend the parade to truly commemorate this historic moment. Perhaps she could crack open a bottle of Moet Chandon at 8am to officially launch the Cunard float as she has done with nearly all Cunard’s vessels for decades. Needless to say we’d probably have to have a little added security but I’d personally volunteer my services to Her Majesty as a proud and loyal British subject. We do have some wonderful accommodations for Her Majesty too, here in Pasadena. Even Sir Paul McCartney has a Pasadena connection. I’m sure someone in San Marino would offer Her Majesty a couch or futon for a couple of nights. I do often wander off course a bit, but I feel I should be allowed a little

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memory of the brisk Atlantic air - such fond memories of Cunard and the incredibly significant role it has played in my family’s life. The glory days of steamship travel were indeed a wonder and triumph not only of science and technology but human spirit. Cunard is continuing the 170 year legacy with some new additions top their fleet that they will introduce to Rose Parade watchers on Jan 1 2011. Last Thursday Cunard invited me to a reception at Tournament House celebrating Cunard’s first voyage in Pasadena, their Grand Celebration at Sea. It was a terrific affair where one mingled with some of the key players not only in the Tournament of Roses and Cunard but also the float designer and floral designer who’ll ultimately bring this float to seaworthiness Jan 1. I had a chance to speak with legendary float designer Raul R. Rodriguez Thursday evening about his creation for Cunard. After designing over 600 floats, many of which have received numerous awards and other accolades, Rodriguez said he was” blessed “ to be doing something he loves. He and his bird Sebastian - indeed a staple of the Rose Parade. However Rodriguez’ fame isn’t just the Rose Floats: Raul has designed scores of grand private

and public celebrations throughout the United States. Among his accomplishments are: Designer for the opening stage set of the World’s Fair in New Orleans; Art Director for Philadelphia’s “We the People 200” United States’ Bicentennial Parade and Consultant to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Raul’s concepts over the years have illuminated and imaged prestigious gaming establishments in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Reno and Laughlin. They include: The Flamingo Hilton, Tropicana, Ceasars Palace, Eldorado, CircusCircus, and Commerce Casino and Crown Plaza Hotel. Additionally, he has created major concepts and images for numerous retail establishments, restaurants, wineries, and entertainment companies. These works include Harley Davidson, and Ferrari Carano Winery (labels and villa). Raul has worked with the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Landmark Entertainment, and Radio City Music Hall in New York. Raul also designed all the floats in Disneyland’s 50th anniversary “Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams”. After I spoke with Raul I met Jackie Chase, the wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable young woman who is the PR Manager for Cunard and Director Brian O’Conner.

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men dressed in traditional Cunard steward uniforms posed for photos with guests at the rendering of the float which will be com-

ton Library and his delightful wife Catherine. When my family immigrated to the United States in 1965, the RMS Queen

crossing in May of 1965. As the crossing was rough, the number of seasick passengers was rather large but alas my younger

Christoper J.S. Adde and his wife Catherine pose for a snap with Cunard bellmen. pleted New Year’s Eve. Indeed the memories flooded back as we spoke and particularly when I met a fellow Englishman Christoper J.S. Adde who is Manager of the General Collection at the Hunting-

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crossing. We had Cabin Class cabins and were feeling on top of the world. My dear brother Colin (two years my junior) and I decided we needed to explore the mighty Queen Mary - every nook and cranny. We snuck into the First Class swimming pool (which was officially off limits due to the high waves) and were having a great time watching the pool water thrash the walls and sides of the 1930’s art deco pool. I vividly remember a strong salt water and smell that first trip to the First Class pool. We’d descend down the Grand Ballroom stairs and go into all the little shops and buy souvenirs…. All on our own. Mind you. We had a great time. Perhaps it was our British upbringing, but be never actually got into trouble for being in areas we were not supposed to be (we didn’t however, manage to see the engine room).Running up and down all the decks, trying to get lost and just generally being two healthy in-

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“1st PLACE at local ROBOTIC Competition” The 1680c robotic team from St. Luke School, Bryan Kuan, Jason Salvador, Katelyn Stone, Charlie Greaves, Brandon Pappi, Christine Nguyen, and Joshua Canales, captured 1ST place out of 31 local Middle Schools at the VEX Robotic Competition. The team members competed on the CAMS, California Academy of Math & Science Campus, at Cal State Dominguez Hills College, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.

These awesome students not only were the Tournament Champions they also successfully clinched the “Excellence Award” which is the highest award possible, for the 3rd year in a row. Its three original team members, now 8th graders, Bryan, Jason, and Katelyn, mentor the enthusiastic minds of the St. Luke Electrolions Robotic Team. They are joined by their dedicated advisor and computer teacher

Mrs. Carol Desy along with 25 other passionate team members consisting of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The St. Luke team now qualifies to attend the “Americas Competition” in Nebraska, March 2011 and the “WORLD Competition” located at Disney World ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, April 2011.

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projects will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the city’s Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. The free event is sponsored by the Building and Safety Division of the Planning Department. The new Green Building Standards Code applies to all new buildings and additions and remodels to existing buildings, thereby affecting most of the building projects that the city will review. “It is important that people in the building trades understand how these new codes will affect how their projects are reviewed by city staff,” said Neville Pereira, city principal plans examiner.

Most of the materials currently in use are already meeting the requirements of the new codes, such as high efficiency heating and cooling units, dual-glazed windows, and water-efficient fixtures and appliances. A representative from Pasadena Water and Power will be on hand to discuss incentives and rebates for water and energy efficiency, and the Planning Department’s Sustainability Affairs manager will discuss how the new codes align with the city’s sustainability goals. Reservations are encouraged; call Susan Sulzbach at (626) 744-6892 or email ssulzbach@cityofpasadena.net.

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Mardi Gras 2011 on its Way Methodist Hospital Foundation and the Mardi Gras Committee will sponsor the 16th annual Mardi Gras on March 8, 2011, a fund-raising event in support of Methodist Hospital. This lively and increasingly popular event is held on “Fat Tuesday” and features gourmet food from the areas top restaurants, excit-

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If you are looking for a special treat, go no further than the Sierra Madre Playhouse, where you can view a Christmas Gem. A musical adaptation of the favorite, ‘’a Christmas Carol’’ I attended this afternoon and had to pass the word on to our readers. The Christmas songs and dancing with the wonderful Dickens story will lift your heart. You don’t want to miss this. Playing: Saturdays Dec. 11 and 18 at 8pmSundays matinee Dec 12, 19, at 2.30pm

Arcadia Woman's Club Says “Cheers!”

Mardi Gras 2011 Committee well on its way to another success. Back row: Beth Oberon, Janet Hanson, John Cassar, Joan Francone, Sherry Wang, Lindburgh McPherson; front row: Deb Wilkie, Barbara Lyne, Cris Quesada, co-chair Cheryl Wolf, honoree Grace Cashion, co-chair Jan McEachern, Mari Claveran, Ulanda Lee, Carmela Griswold.

With its clubhouse foyer decorated in deep burgandy and golds, under the semi-professional direction of Mae Craig, and the dining room surrounded with twinkle lights, and a gorgeous tree on stage, decorated by

Sierra Madre Garden Club Afloat with Princesses Royalty will bloom at Sierra Madre Garden Club’s dinner meeting on Monday, December 13, when Sierra Madre 2011 Rose Princesses Madeline Pirrone and Yasmin Ibralimare will be welcomed as special guests. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Memorial Park Hart Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra

Madre Blvd. The public is welcome. Both princesses are in the 11th grade and both have sisters who were Rose Princesses last year. They will each tell about their busy lives. Also present will be Rose Float Association President Bob Young and Donna Sutcliff, chaperone for the young

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The Rose Float Association is a main philanthropy for the Garden Club, and a check will be presented to the princesses. Cost of the delicious holiday dinner to be served that evening is $9. Dinner reservations are needed by calling (626) 355-0606.

Barbara Lampman, Vicki Winn, Grace Valentino and committee, guests enjoyed a festive Christmas luncheon, complete with plenty of eggnog, both spiked and regular. Tables had red cloths with clusters of large gold leaves centered with red balls and Christmas ribbon. The luncheon was roast pork, tenderloin over noodles, candied yams, creamed spinach and carrot cake. Carol Anne Donahey, program chair, arranged for the Rosemead High School Choral group, 27 of the talented young people who brought a standing ovation from the audience as they brought Christmas spirit into the room with

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Rita’s Catholic Church, and was a regular at Mater Dolorosa Retreat House where he attended over 20 retreats during his life. Jerry is survived by his five children: Mary Jane, Peggy, Debra, Joyce and his son Jerold. He is also remembered by eleven grandchildren, and seven (soon to be eight) great-grandchildren. Jerry will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Contributions can be made in Jerold’s name to Mater Dolorosa Retreat House or St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Sierra Madre.

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City of Arcadia Nixes signs to discourage Feeding Wildlife Despite Humane Society Requests Council Votes 4-1 , Gary Kovacic lone opponent to Harbicht's Bid BY BONNIE BARRON In a special study session of the Arcadia City Council on Tuesday Dec. 7 the issue of posting signs in Arcadia prohibiting the feeding of wildlife was discussed. Several residents spoke in favor of the signs as well as a wildlife officer from the Pasadena Humane Society, Ashley Hermans. The council was strongly urged to enact a local ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wildlife on private as well as public property similar to the one in Monrovia. The favored design was the one that had pictures of wildlife including a bear, coyote, and peacock and cited the municipal and state codes. PHS Officer Hermans read a letter from Steve McNall, the President & CEO of PHS, in support of the signs to further educate the public on this issue. The PHS stated that they would handle the investigation and enforce-

ment of any infractions of the no feeding ordinance which would relieve the burden on the Arcadia Police Dept. council members refused to acknowledge there was any problem with residents feeding wildlife, did not feel the signs would be effective or worth the $5400 it is estimated the signs would cost and questioned why other surrounding cities did not have signs posted. Council member Robert Harbicht led the opposition to the signs and then called for a vote to not post the signs. His resolution passed 4 to 1 with the one dissenting vote by Council member Gary Kovacic. With regards to the evidence of Arcadia residents feeding wildlife residents reminded the council during the general meeting that followed that in the August 3 study session meeting one of the residents of the Gardens

area Mary Ann Laun testified that her neighbor had been feeding feral cats and coyotes. This neighbor then moved and two months later several pets were killed reportedly by coyotes. These reported isolated incidents were the basis of the unanimous decision by the Arcadia city council to hire Animal Pest Management Services at the cost of $30,000 to trap and kill coyotes. Since mid August 18 coyotes including 2 pups have been confirmed killed by the trapper and one domestic cat was caught and released. Additionally Officer Hermans testified in the study session Tuesday that she had investigated cases in Arcadia involving the feeding of wildlife but was unable to cite the offenders due to the lack of a local ordinance which applied to private property.

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Friends of Dorothy in Monrovia won a special creative holiday window display award for their retro look at gifts from years past – like Robot Space Trooper, a Barbie from the 1960s, Wire Puzzle and of course some vintage stuffed toys that every boy and girl would want in their Christmas stocking. The store opened up the last week of September on Myrtle Ave in Old Town Monrovia. They have unusual cards, board games, knick knacks, they also carry vintage Kellogg items and bunny anime Nightmare on Elmstreet inspired stuffed animals among other things. Photo by Terry Miller


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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-yearold 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-yearold 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 commercial burglary. Two

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.

Monrovia PD

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 454 service events, resulting in 81 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Commercial Burglary On November 26 at 8:50 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of East Evergreen regarding a burglary. The reporting party said someone had broken into the business either the day before or overnight. The suspects cut part of a corrugated steel panel to gain entry. A loss was not established and the investigation is continuing. Gang Graffiti On November 26 at 12:21 p.m., an officer went to the 400 block of East Duarte on the report of graffiti in the area. The officer located the new graffiti on the southeast corner. The graffiti was gangrelated writing in black paint. Grand Theft Auto On November 26 at 4:26 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of East Live Oak on the report of a stolen vehicle. An employee had parked the vehicle inside the fenced yard and locked it. In the afternoon, they went to use the vehicle and could not find it. All keys are accounted for and no one had permission to take the vehicle. The vehicle is a white, 2004, Ford F350 truck. Child Endangering On November 27 at 8:59 a.m., a subject called to report finding a two-year-old, male child in the middle of the street at Shamrock and Ocean View. Officers responded and a door-to-door canvass revealed an open front door to a two story home. The residents did not respond to officers knocking. A contact for the location was called and this person responded to the location. The father of the boy was found to be asleep in the residence. Apparently, the parents know the child can open the door, but did not take any measures to ensure he could not get out. A

report will be completed and forwarded to the Department of Child and Family Services. Petty Theft - Suspects Arrested On November 29 at 6:54 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington on the report of a petty theft. Two teenage sisters decided to steal items from the business and were stopped by loss prevention. Both had no criminal history. They were cited in the field and released to their mother, who had responded to the location. Grand Theft Auto - Suspect Arrested On November 29 at 8:09 p.m., an officer on patrol received a LoJack hit on a stolen vehicle. With the assistance of the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, officers tracked the hit to the area of Mayflower and Duarte Road. The signal was very inconsistent and officers had difficulty locating the stolen truck, but after a lengthy search, the truck was eventually located at a residence in the 500 block of Genoa inside a garage. The officer was able to see the truck through a crack in the garage door. The activity drew the resident out and she was questioned. She signed a consent to search for the garage and house. The garage was searched and the vehicle was recovered. The VIN number had been removed and was found on a workbench in the garage. The woman eventually admitted her husband had driven the truck there and put it in the garage. She claimed she did not know the vehicle was stolen. The wife called and asked the husband to come home, which he did. He was arrested and taken into custody. Welfare Check / Mental Evaluation On November 29 at 8:37 p.m., officers responded to the report of a subject who claimed he wanted to kill himself with a razor. On arrival, officers determined the subject had ingested a significant amount of hard alcohol to the degree he needed medical aid. He also stated he wanted to die. Paramedics were summoned and they transported him to a hospital, where he will be held for mental evaluation. Fraud / Warrant - Suspect Arrested On December 1 at 1:10 p.m., an officer was called to investigate a fraud which occurred at a business in the 400 block of South Myrtle. The suspect had passed a check on an account that had been

closed in 2005. The suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant and she was brought to the station. She admitted to passing the check and knowing the account was closed for several years. Receiving Stolen Property - Suspects Arrested On December 1 at 11:22 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of North May reported two subjects in the area looking into cars and checking car doors to see if they were unlocked. Officers arrived and detained two female juveniles, 15 and 16 years old, both where in possession of stolen property. They claimed to have received the property from another female subject. Officers were able to locate some of the victims and their property was returned; however, all of the victims could not be located. Some of the property taken included: several pairs of sunglasses, an iPod, CDs, and a resident’s wallet and driver’s license. Grand Theft Auto On December 2 at 1 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of West Maple called police to report his truck had just been stolen by unknown suspects who left in an unknown direction. The vehicle is a silver, 2007, Chevy Silverado truck. Officers responded but the suspect could not be located. Investigation continuing.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, November 28th, to Saturday December 4th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 352 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.

Sunday, November 28th: 09:31 PM- DUI Alcohol/ Drugs, 200 blk. Ramona Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code Violation. The officer determined that the Sierra Madre resident was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken to Pasadena Police Jail for booking. Tuesday, November 30th: 05:15 AM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, Baldwin and Orange Grove. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. The officer learned that the driver’s license was suspended and he was in possession of marijuana. The Sierra Madre resident was cited and released on scene. Wednesday, December 1st: 02:39 PM- Disorderly

Conduct/Drunk in public, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Bl. Officers were dispatched to a call regarding an unconscious woman. The woman, a Sierra Madre resident, was intoxicated. The Fire Department took her to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. Thursday, December 2nd: 04:38 PM- Petty Theft, 160 blk. N. Canon Ave. . Unknown suspect(s) stole an unattended backpack belonging to a Sierra Madre resident that he left next to his locker while he attended class at the Sierra Madre Middle school. No suspects known. 05:02 PM- Offensive Words to Produce Violent Reaction, 240 blk. W. Sierra Madre Bl. A Sierra Madre resident reported that a man was driving by his home yelling obscenities and taking pictures of his house. The suspect was identified as an Arcadia resident. 05:11 PM- Residential Burglary, 320 blk. Santa Anita Ct. Unknown suspect(s) entered a residential home through the rear unlocked door. Items stolen included a Sony Video camera worth $1000.00, a Rebel Canon digital camera worth $850.00, a Powershot S90 Canon digital camera worth $500.00, a HD video camera, a Flip Video worth $150.00, an Apple IPod Touch worth $250.00, costume jewelry worth $100.00, a Century fire safe worth $35.00, and an Apple IPad worth $700.00. Friday, December 3rd: 9:18AMDisorderly Conduct/Drunk in Public, 10 blk. Kersting Ct. Officers were dispatched to Kersting court regarding a disorderly woman who they determined to be intoxicated. Officers arrested the woman, a Sierra Madre resident. 7:10 PM- Petty Theft, 540 blk. W. Orange Grove Ave. Unknown suspect(s) stole a delivery package from a front porch. The victim was notified about her package arrival through the US Postal tracking service. Saturday, December 4th: 12:55 AM- Grand Theft Exceeding $400, Windwood Lane. The victims took a diamond ring for cleaning and repair. When they picked up the ring they noticed that the diamond had been replaced with a non-precious stone. The investigation is continuing. 6:12 PM- Petty Theft, 350 blk. Acacia St. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked truck and stole a Nuvi Garmin GPS worth $300.00, Prada cologne worth $100.00 and $3.00 worth in quarters.


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22 December 9 - December 15, 2010 PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-380056CL Order # 100486880-CA-LPI YOU 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 12/2, 12/9, 12/16/10 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0103818 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. 09-0084408 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 78818541. 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: 333-C 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 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 NOTICE OF WAREHOUSE LIEN SALE I am an attorney at law retained to collect these debts. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mobilehome described below will be sold as is at public sale on January 13, 2011 at the hour of 4:00 p.m., at Space 8, Ten Twenty Mobile Home Park located at 1020 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia, California in order to satisfy the lien claimed by the owner of the above mentioned mobilehome park for storage and other related charges incurred by Natividad Martinez, Lizardo Amaya - Church of the Nazarene. The mobilehome park owner may participate in the public sale. Rent & Storage $6,160.00 Electricity - $ 117.16 Gas - $ 125.85 Water - $ 86.68 Sewer - $ 32.56 Storm - $ 21.34 Fire - $ 25.63 Trash - $ 125.51 Total Claim - $6,694.73 The sale will be free and clear of all claims, liens and encumbrances of record except for possible liens of unpaid mobilehome registration fees and unpaid taxes, if any. The Mobilehome Park owner has deemed this unit and the tenancy to be voluntarily vacant. Presently there is no right to keep this unit on Space 8. However, after the sale is concluded, the management may entertain offers of financial consideration from the buyer in exchange for granting the buyer permission to leave the unit on-site in the future. In the event that a postsale agreement re: future occupancy is not reached, then the Mobilehome Park owner reserves the right to require the removal of the mobilehome within 48 hours after the sale. Prospective purchasers must tender a cashier’s check for the full amount of the purchase immediately at the conclusion of the sale. Except for the warranty that this sale is authorized by law, absolutely no warranties of sale are made. The park reserves the right to postpone and reschedule the sale without further notice. The general public will have access to the Mobilehome Park premises for purposes related to this sale. This sale does not include any contents of the unit and the successful bidder is responsible for the lawful disposition of all remaining contents of the unit. The Mobilehome is described as: One (1) 1964 United Single Family Mobile Home; California HCD Decal No.: ABB7908; Serial No.: S4661; HUD Label/Insignia No.: A76901; Length: 54’; Width: 10’. Ten Twenty Mobilehome Park’s claim for sums unpaid for February 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, is set forth above and must be paid by the registered owner or other party in interest within 10 days of this notice in order to redeem the mobilehome, remove it from Space 8 and stop the sale. The Registered Owner’s payment of the sums demanded by this Notice will notreinstate the tenancy (and sub-tenancy, if any) under a rental agreement in default. NOTICE TO CONSUMER: The law gives you the thirty (30) days after you receive this Notice to dispute the validity of the debt or any part of it. If you do not dispute it within that period, I will assume the debt is valid. If you do dispute it - by notifying me in writing to that effect - I will, as required by law, obtain and mail to you proof of the debt. The law does not require me to wait until the end of the 30 day period before proceeding to collect this debt. If, however, you request proof of the debt within the thirty (30) day period that begins with your receipt of this Notice, the law requires me to suspend my efforts (through litigation or otherwise) to collect the debt until I mail the requested information to you. DATED: 11/30/10 /s/ Michael W. Mihelich, Attorney for Ten Twenty Mobilehome Park (951) 786-3605 12/9, 12/16/10 CNS-2000539# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10361944-RM Order #: 100301568-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/2/2006. 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. 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): LING CHEN , A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 3/9/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0504962 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2011 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: $701,984.85 The purported property address is: 9000 CALLITA STREET SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775 Assessor’s Parcel No.

5382-011-007 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 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. ASAP# 3835691 12/09/2010, 12/16/2010, 12/23/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 10-07662 Loan No.: 1000538109 A.P.N.: 5770-008-046 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/23/2004. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on 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, or 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 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 a Deed of Trust described below. 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: CLAUDIA G. ALCAINO, UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 1/7/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0050456 in book , page and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 1/4/2011 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, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $674,049.91 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 135 WEST FLORAL AVE ARCADIA, CA 91006-000 A.P.N.: 5770-008-046 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a Final 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. 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. 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. Date: 12/3/2010 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Manager ASAP# 3839187 12/09/2010, 12/16/2010, 12/23/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 442765CA Loan No. 0702344151 Title Order No. 433569 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-19-2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-30-2010 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-29-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 3212984, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: VICTOR MANZANO AND MARICRUZ MANZANO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, 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 WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 28 OF TRACT NO. 11584, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 213 PAGES 2 AND 3 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $622,184.30 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5228 MYRTUS AVENUE TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 APN Number: 8574-014-043 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. 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.DATE: 12-07-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www. priorityposting.com 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 AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3840629 12/09/2010, 12/16/2010, 12/23/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-354106RM Order #: 4419895 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/17/2005. 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): QUYEN CUN, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 10/27/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2592043 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2011 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: $278,637.25 The purported property address is: 1560 POTRERO GRANDE DR UNIT C SAN GABRIEL, CA 91770 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5275-006-052 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 Chase Home Finance LLC 800 Brooksedge Boulevard Westerville OH 43081 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: 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: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. ASAP# 3837210 12/09/2010, 12/16/2010, 12/23/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-513759 INC Title Order No. 100163326-CA-DCI APN 8587-031-008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/12/06. 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 12/29/10 at 10:30 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/19/06 in Instrument No. 06 0124263 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: Nu Lam, A Married

Woman, as Trustor, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac INDX Mortgage Trust 2006-AR4, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-AR4 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated March 1, 2006, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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), at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 5919-5921 ROWLAND AVENUE, TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $633,112.52 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. 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. DATE: December 6, 2010 Robbie Weaver Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 www.aztectrustee. com For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 http://www.lpsasap.com ASAP# 3840127 12/09/2010, 12/16/2010, 12/23/2010 Trustee Sale No.: 20100169811305 Title Order No.: 100532612 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/27/2008. 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 09/02/2008 as Instrument No. 20081575567 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: Gina M Dicicco, 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: 12/29/2010 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 401 F Monrovista Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016 APN#: 8513-0130905 FKA 8513-013-086 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 $365,587.00. 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, Inc. 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/08/2010 NDex West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P773677 12/9, 12/16, 12/23/2010 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 11821-JP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) are: ALOISIO & SONS INC, 312 E. HUNTINGTON DR, ARCADIA, CA 91006 Doing business as: TOGO’S EATERY All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/ are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s) is/are: LANCE TAKAO, OR ASSIGNEE, 312 E. HUNTINGTON DR, ARCADIA, CA 91006 The assets being sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE and are located at: 312 E. HUNTINGTON DR, ARCADIA, CA 91006 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: ACT ONE ESCROW, 17918 PIONEER BLVD, STE 202, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated sale date is DECEMBER 27, 2010 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: ACT ONE ESCROW, 17918 PIONEER BLVD, STE 202, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be DECEMBER 24, 2010, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: NOVEMBER 1, 2010 LANCE TAKAO, Buyer(s) PCTS LA156771 ARCADIA WEEKLY 12/9/10


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$999,000

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)

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$649,000

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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$639,000

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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goRgeoUS townhoMe

$619,000

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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inViting Cottage

$579,000

Condo alteRnatiVe!!

$513,000

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)

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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$379,000

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)

$465,000

$450,000

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)

Beautiful two story home with 3bdrm 3bth features remodeled kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, breakfast bar, dining room w/beautiful new chandelier, chocolate hardware floors, new carpet in bdrms, gas FP, CA & heat, large 2 car garage w/storage, spacious backyard, private covered patio. (D2647)

$359,000

Beautiful 2bdrm 3bth Mediterranean style Townhome in “Rancho Del Bougainvillea” development. Features two master suites, plus bonus room. Great central location. (B499)

Great 4bdrm 2bth home on quiet street, hardwood floors & carpet, large backyard with pool, large updated kitchen, CA & heat, located close to Arcadia. (T2527)

$298,000

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)

Located in Pasadena this 1928, 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home has loads of charm & character, vaulted ceiling, cozy fireplace, formal dining room, hardwood floors, master suite, flowing floor plan, updated kitchen and baths, copper plumbing, and central air & heat. Spectacular mountain views and yard! (C3734)

$288,000

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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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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$279,000

Beautiful corner house on large 10,000 sqft lot with 3bdrms 2bths, built in 1915 with lots of character, detached garage, close to Old Town Monrovia and park. Short Sale. (L601)

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$235,000

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)

CentURy 21 lUdeCke inC (626) 445-0123

$229,000

626-301-1888

$179,900

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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320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia

20 e. Foothill Blvd. Suite 105, arCadia

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

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Arcadia Weekly Nov 9_2010