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Board Working With Industry On Santa Anita Waiver Planning continues for the replacement of the synthetic surface at Santa Anita with a dirt oval and the California Horse Racing Board is working with management and horsemen in the preparation of a request for the Board to waive the rule requiring a synthetic surface. As Santa Anita officials consult with engineers and have dirt analyzed for its suitability as a racing surface, the CHRB has provided them with requirements and guidelines for the granting of a waiver. CHRB Executive Director Kirk Breed advised Santa Anita to take the following steps: Appoint a project manager: Develop a construction management plan that includes the time sequence of all activities from permit submission and approval through the CHRB completion inspection and the first use of the track. Schedule committee meetings of representatives from the CHRB, Santa Anita, the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), and Thorough-

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Latino Heritage Honored This Sunday the Monrovia Historical Museum will host a Latino Heritage Art Exhibition. After the very successful Black History Event in February, plans began for a similar

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Pasadena’s New BearCat Assists Monrovia PD Education Arrest Barricaded Grand Theft Auto Suspect Leaders Protest

Meg Whitman Endorsement Jack Scott Resigns California Chamber Of Commerce

Officers from the SWAT Team exit the new BearCat during a stand-off in Monrovia last week - Photo by Terry Miller BY TERRY MILLER Last Thursday September 2, 2010 at approximately 1:30PM, an Arcadia Police Officer observed a possible stolen vehicle suspect driving a 1997 Lexus in the area of Santa Clara Avenue and

Santa Anita Avenue. A records check on the vehicle’s license plate indicated that the Lexus was, indeed, reported stolen out of the city of Los Angeles. The Arcadia officer attempted to stop the stolen car, but the suspect initially evaded the officer by run-

ning stop signs and accelerating away from the pursuing officer. The suspect drove east into the city of Monrovia where he hit at least two vehicles and subsequently abandoned the stolen vehicle in the area of Fig Street and Central Avenue. He fled on foot and

barricaded himself inside a house on Central near Fig. Arcadia and Monrovia officers quickly locked down the area preventing the suspect’s escape. A Monrovia resident contacted Arcadia Police officers and told them

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The president of University of California Mark Yudof and the chancellor of the California community college system, Jack Scott have resigned from the California Chamber of Commerce board of directors after the organization backed Meg Whitman’s bid for governor in one of the most bitterly expensive campaigns ,thus far,in California history. The popular Pasadena former state senator, Jack Scott, (D) who was appointed as chancellor by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, announced his resignation in a letter to chamber President Allan Zaremberg after the Chamber endorsed of Meg Whitman. Scott believes the Chamber should have no part in this bitter political battle between Whitman and Brown as said that his decision was based on a belief that such endorsements are “destructive to the Chamber’s Core Mission.”

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Sierra Madre Community Radio Taste of Sierra Finally Gets Green Light Madre This prefers name ‘Community BY TERRY MILLER Mayor Joe Mosca will cut a ceremonial ribbon along with Hank Landsberg on Thursday at the site of the new community radio station project. Landsberg is the winner of this year’s Public Safety Award for spearheading the project. Landsberg

Radio’ over “Emergency Radio” - the moniker Sierra Madre city seems to want to use. Landsburg gave the Weekly a preview of the facilities on Tuesday and explained why he wants the station to be known not just as an emer-

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Moonlight & Melodies Join Westfield Santa Anita for live music and dance lessons Friday nights on the Promenade, September 10–October 15, 2010 For a complete list of music selections, dance lessons and event details Westfield.com

Saturday Sept 11 There is so much going on in Sierra Madre this weekend that we barely know where to begin. However, we will attempt to suggest that the first ever Taste of Sierra Madre will

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y calendar is full. My brain is lazy. I’d like to make this a No Labor weend. Please enjoy a rerun that is a good story. We live in such a strange, screwed up, litigious society that almost anything is believeable. Lawsuits appear to be the sport of the day. An example of this is something I read about just recently. A German bank robber was arrested after a teller realized the robber was hard of hearing so she tripped an alarm. Accord-

ing to a Chicago newspaper, the robber is now suing the bank for exploiting his disability. That makes as much sense as the burglar who was trying to break into a commercial building through a roof door. He stepped on a sky light and fell through. He sued the company the window belonged to. Go figure. I find those stories humorous but scary because they show just how vulnerable we are. Another example of mankind’s vulnerability came through on the internet. It actually makes more sense than the first two. A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, “Jesus is watching you.” He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off and froze. When he heard nothing more af-

ter a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light back on and began searching for more valuables. Just as he pulled an HD TV out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard, “Jesus is watching you.” Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. “Did you say that?” he hissed at the parrot. “Yep,” the parrot confessed, then squawked, “I’m just trying to warn you.” “Warn me huh? Who in the world are you?” “Moses,” replied the bird. “Moses?” the burglar laughed. “What kind of stupid people would name a parrot Moses?” The bird promptly answered, “Probably the same kind of people that would name a rottweiler Jesus.”

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Marijuana Dispensary Opponents Plan Demonstration on Sept 11 - Public Hearing on Tap for Monday at Pamela Park Residents concerned over the proposed Marijuana Dispensary on Live Oak will stage a demonstration Saturday for three hours from noon to 3pm according to organizers. The root of the concern is the proximity of the homes which residents say would be severely impacted by any medical marijuan dispensary. The men who hope who open the facility will be on hand to answer question at the Public Hearing which is slated for

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Portantino and City of Hope to Host Aids Action Summit Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (La Cañada Flintridge) in partnership with City of Hope invites members of the community to join him for the 4th Annual San Gabriel Valley HIV/AIDS Action Summit: September 22, 2010 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at City of Hope, Duarte Since the AIDS virus surfaced nearly 30 years ago, enormous advances in treatment have occurred. But AIDS remains a deadly infection.  Join us in spreading the word that AIDS is not to be taken lightly. Don’t miss this special advocacy and educational event with renowned AIDS experts, media specialists and community outreach groups. KCET’s Val Zavala will Emcee the event. Dr. Alexandra Levine, City of Hope will be joined by AIDS specialists Dr. Judith Currier (UCLA) and Dr. Michael Gottlieb (AIDS physician) to

discuss the latest in treatments. Mario Peréz, Director of LA County AIDS Programs and Policy will discuss the National HIV/ AIDS Strategy recently released by President Obama. Pasadena Star News Public Editor Larry Wilson will lead a media panel including Chl.2 Anchor Laura Diez; La Opinión reporter Yurina Rico; Pasadena Journal Editor Joe Hopkins and USC Professor Larry Gross to discuss the role of the media in covering health-related stories such as HIV/AIDS. On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 – 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at City of Hope, Cooper Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010           For more information/ reservations, please contact the office of Assemblymember Portantino: (626) 577-9944 or www.asm. ca.gov/portantino

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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: What alarms me about the coyote problems the foothill communities seem to be having or are having relates directly to a person being uneducated as to the coyote’s behavior and canine instincts. First and foremost, a coyote is related to the dog family and anyone with a dog hopefully knows a dog has specialized teeth that make it a predatory carnivore, thereby their main diet is meat. Being an opportunistic hunter, it will prey on small mammals, including our pets. To find their prey takes an incredible sense of smell and sight. We must remember that a coyote’s keen sense of smell and sight are what help it to survive the elements of the wild. If we leave our small pets unattended and leave any kind of food outside, it invites the coyote to find their meal in our backyards. Scaling a 8-foot fence is no problem for a coyote, so build the fences higher. Do not leave your small pet unattended while he/she is doing their business, playing, etc. What we are doing is inviting the coyote and any other predatory animal into our backyard simply by being ignorant (or lazy) to what steps we must do to keep the coyote away from us. We must also remember that last year’s Station Fire and continuous drought have destroyed a lot of prey base for the predators to hunt. As a general rule, coyotes will not attack a hu-

man and a close encounter with a coyote need not be assumed that it will do so. A close reading on the Internet will help educate the public about coyotes and other problem wildlife in their area. Invite a coyote expert to talk to your neighborhood perhaps by hosting an evening of “how we can live with our local wildlife.” With vigilance, good practices on how to keep the coyote away from our backyards, and taking the time to be educated on the ways of coyotes and our local wildlife, we CAN live with coyotes but it takes us to UNDERSTAND them and their behavior. Secondly, and as importantly, if the City of Arcadia insists on trapping and killing coyotes, it will not rid the problem because when an alpha animal is deleted from its territory usually by death, it invites another animal who is looking for a territory to claim that territory as its own. Also, innocent animals will be slaughtered just because they happen to wander into the area infested with the traps and be senselessly killed – the cliché being “at the wrong place at the wrong time.” Please follow the rules of living with local wildlife and nobody will get hurt. It is through careless tactics, mismanagement and uneducated understanding that is causing the problems in the big picture. Thank you for your cooperation. Paula Adams, Via Email

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Sierra Madre’s Community Radio Station a Big Hit with Locals Continued from page 1 gency station. “We want to be available for all community events such as the Wistaria Festival, Mount Wilson Trail Race etc., and of course this weekend’s activities with the Taste of Sierra Madre and the Emergency Preparedness event at Memorial Park.” the veteran ham radio operator said.The Station actually has been up and running for about a month

with a looped recording giving some community information on upcoming events and information about the station itself.Two watts of power doesn’t sound like much, but the range is pretty good and in the event of a major disaster, it will be invaluable. Landsberg has three other individuals who are ham operators and will be available with a full working

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knowledge of the station should he not be able to don his headphones at any given moment. The actual transmitting tower is in the dog park, in fact most people don’t even know it’s there. However, apparently some local canines have already commented on placement of the antennae. Radio broadcast desk is located in City Hall. WQKW561 is a Sierra Madre’s “Emergency and Public Service Radio Station”. It is a local non-commercial AM radio station that is licensed and regulated by the FCC as a “Travelers Information Station”. The station will cover the city of Sierra Madre and surrounding areas at 1630 on the AM dial, and may only be used to broadcast emergency, public safety, and community information. In times of crisis, AM-1630 will distribute essential information to residents, even during power outages. During fires, earthquakes, floods, or mudslides, AM-1630 will provide as much up to date data as possible. Residents of Sierra Madre will be alerted to tune to AM-1630 with the reactivation of the horn located at Montecito and Baldwin. A series of three blasts of the horn will notify the town to tune to AM1630 for up to the minute information. The Sierra Madre Fire and Public Works departments will be conducting intermittent testing of the horn during the next few weeks. Beginning in November, the horn, which was the source of some controversy a few years ago when there was talk of silencing the loud

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21st Annual Crystal Ball Will Benefit Methodist Hospital’s Cardiac Care Services

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This year’s 21st annual Crystal Ball, Methodist Hospital Foundation’s black-tie, “fun-raising” gala, will benefit the nationally recognized comprehensive cardiac care program, which provides specialized, advanced services in diagnosis and treatment. Crystal Ball 2010, “An Evening of Good Vibrations with The Beach Boys” will be held Saturday, October 16, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Event co-chairs this year are Methodist Hospital Foundation board members Christine Antonovich and Richard Sun, DDS. Antonovich, co-chair of the Chinese American Film Festival, and Sun, San Marino City Council member, along with their 19 “energetic” committee members have been working for months to provide a memorable experience their guests would not soon forget. “Christine and I are very impressed by the commitment that our committee has already shown,” Dr. Sun said. “They are motivated to make this the best Crystal Ball we’ve ever had. And with their skills, knowledge and talent, we’re all inspired to achieve that goal.” Dr. Sun first became involved with the Crystal Ball in 2007, when he was the Grand Sponsor. “I am glad to have the opportunity to continue the tradition and spirit of this gala event,” he said. This is Antonovich’s first time on the Crystal Ball committee, but she has served with the expertise of an experienced member. “I feel so honored to have the opportunity to work with my dear friend Richard and the

“Although it would have been my preference to remain on the board, in light of the Chamber’s action today to engage in electioneering, remaining on the board is no longer possible,” Scott wrote in the letter. “As I expressed to the board during the Chamber’s open meeting, I do not believe the board is using sound judgment by catapulting the California Chamber of Commerce into the center of a fierce political contest for California’s next governor. It is a constructive act when the Chamber weighs in on matters of public policy that impacts California businesses, but it is destructive to the Chamber’s core mission and the businesses it represents when it becomes a partisan operation.” Scott said. Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Beth Costanza, said “ I don’t feel it is appropriate to back any political candidate as a local or California Chamber of

other committee members to raise money for Methodist Hospital,” Antonovich said. “I am enjoying every minute of my experience.” Methodist Hospital is a STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) receiving center approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services Agency. When paramedics identify a patient as having a heart attack, they may transport directly to an approved STEMI receiving center such as Methodist Hospital. The hospital’s highly qualified chest pain team, which has been treating STEMI patients well within the 90-minute timeframe cath labs strive to achieve, recently set a hospital record for unblocking a heart in a door-to-balloon time (interval between the patient’s arrival and the opening of a blocked artery with an angioplasty balloon) of only 14 minutes. The hospital has three cardiac catheterization labs staffed by experienced registered nurses and radiologic technologists. Procedures performed include coronary angioplasty, pacemaker insertion, stenting and openheart surgery. The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized the hospital for its STEMI receiving center and stroke and heart failure performance. These certifications attest that the hospital has met stringent AHA guidelines “to improve quality of patient care and outcomes” for stroke and heart failure patients. Crystal Ball will also honor long-time Methodist Hospital Foundation board member and philanthropist Kathleen Ellison, who personifies a generous spirit. El-

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Continued from page 1 Commerce. In fact, it is in our bylaws.” She added that most chambers have such by laws and that many are also non-profit, like the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. “Every Chamber is different…” Costanza continued, “Some are retail/ tourist oriented like us and some are more industrial or agricultural.” However, she said she felt, without question, that partisan politics is not a good game to play for local Chambers of Commerce. Upon conclusion of the CalChamber Board of Directors meeting last Friday, President and CEO Allan Zaremberg announced that gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman received the group’s endorsement.  “CalChamber supports Meg Whitman’s priority of removing barriers to private sector job creation and creating certainty for those who wish to invest in our state.” 

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BY GREG ARAGON I usually go to the fair for unique shopping and food, and to see baby pigs, cows, sheep and other farm animals. But this year I also went to see dead people and giant dinosaurs. My getaway to the 88th annual Los Angeles County Fair began when me and my dad drove to Pomona, parked in a sea of cars and took a tram to the front gates. Once inside, he headed for the race track and I went dinosaur hunting. I found the monstrous beasts in Jurassic Planet, a

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prehistoric exhibit featuring numerous life-sized animated dinosaurs and hands-on exhibits from the seven continents. Most people are familiar with dinosaurs from North America and Europe, but all continents contain dinosaur fossils. In this “top secret bio-research facility,” dinosaurs from around the globe are recreated in their original landscape. Not only are the creatures huge and terrifying, but they also blink and move their heads, tails and claws, while roaring with razor-sharp teeth on display. Highlights of the 20 animated dinosaurs include the fin-backed upright crocodilian Suchiomimus from Africa, the bizarre Australian plant eating Muttaburrasaurus, the club-tailed armored South American Euoplocephalus, and the short-armed, big-teethed TRex from North America. The exhibit also offers kids a chance to be a paleontologist and look for bones at a “dig site.”

From Jurassic Planet I traveled inside the human body as I discovered the fascinating attraction: “Our Body: The Universe Within” (ourbodytheuniversewithin.com). Featuring real human

anatomic specimen, perfect for medical purposes, and to my creepy surprise, viewing at the local fair. The exhibit guides guests through each of the body’s major systems, demonstrating how every-

fair’s acclaimed shopping district. Located in five airconditioned buildings, the mall features cooking demonstrations, water purifiers, hand crafted jewelry, food processors, leather jackets, solar powered items, tools,

bodies, this world-famous exhibit uses a process called “plastination” that replaces the body’s water and fat with special plastics, creating a solid, durable

thing works in an up-close, microscopic, manner. After exploring the human body, I grabbed a giant turkey leg and lemonade, and then hit the

massage chairs, wooden collectables, beds, coffins, colorful pitchmen selling Sham Wows and salsa makers, and much more. The shopping is so popu-

Letters to Editor Resolution 10 dedicating the month of September to increasing public awareness about the dangers to at railroad crossings and along the tracks.Particularly at this time, when students are returning to school, it is important for people to understand that they can be killed or critically injured trying to beat a train in order to cross the tracks or by walking along a rail line. Our state has the highest number of highway-rail grade crossing accidents and

pedestrian trespass fatalities in the United States. In 2009 alone, there were 91 fatalities and 73 injuries involving civilians and trains. Railroad safety measures drivers and pedestrians should follow include never trying to beat the train at a railroad crossing. Trains are usually closer and traveling faster than you think. Even if the locomotive engineer sees you, a freight train moving at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop. A trip or fall can put you into the

path of a moving train. Parents and guardians, teachers, public safety personnel, the railroads, and transportation agencies all have a role to play in increasing public awareness of railroad safety measures. For more information on what you can do, visit the Operation Lifesaver website at www.oli.org. Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), 21st District, is the author of SCR 10, designating September as Railroad Safety Month.

lar, there is even a special shuttle running directly from the front gate. My next stop was Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus, where I encountered a big top full of gypsies, trapeze artists and acrobats, elephants, a giant horse and steer, clowns and more. Other fair highlights include a carnival with 70 rides; more than 300 dining options; a barn where visitors can learn about the dairy industry and meet llamas, sheep, goats, baby pigs, a miniature burro; and upcoming live concerts with Rick Springfield, Darius Rucker, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Boyz II Men and more. The L.A. County Fair is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, 91768. It runs through Oct. 4. Admission: adults - $12 weekdays, $17 weekends, under 5 free. Parking: $10. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred racing through Sept. 27. Post time 1pm. For information, visit lacountyfair. com.

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Monrovia Rotary Barbeque and Talent Show on Tap Sept. 25 On the evening of Saturday, September 25th, The Rotary Club of Monrovia will be hosting “Monrovia’s Got Talent”. They are searching for performers to compete for the title of the most talented act in town and a $500 grand prize. They are looking for musicians, dancers, comedians, and entertainers of all kind. The material should be suitable for all audiences. Last year’s show was a huge success, with some 300 people attending. Fifteen acts made it through a rigorous screening process. They donated their time and talent to help raise money for the Monrovia Rotary Charitable foundation. The foundation in

turn supports many area charities. A few examples of how the proceeds were spent this year include: •A $10,000 donation to furnish the children’s section of the new library •$10,000 in college scholarships to Monrovia high school graduates •Assistance that helped fund Pro-Active Tutoring, a venture that has provided over 1,800 hours of one on one tutoring to Monrovia students •Sponsored concerts in the park Auditions will be held Saturday, September 18th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Anita YMCA. If you are interested in auditioning for the contest or would like ticket

information, contact Denise Harvey of Monrovia Travel at: The doors will open at 5:00 p.m on Saturday. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 a piece and can be purchased at the door. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Monrovia Rotary Foundation, a 501c3 charity which supports community and international projects of all types. For more information contact Denise Harvey of Monrovia Travel at: For more information call 626-483-4861 or email denise@monroviatravel. com

Moonlight & Melodies Friday Nights on the Promenade at Westfield® Santa Anita Friday nights this fall just got a little more fabulous, and a little more fashionable, with the return of Moonlight & Melodies on the Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia. This series of Friday night soirees combines live performances by some of the area’s most popular bands with an open invitation to learn how to dance. Bring your happy feet, wear a smile, and learn how to disco, salsa, fox trot, line dance and more with the pros from Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association. Feel free to come with or without a dance partner. The evenings have been planned to perfection, including the option of enjoying picnic suppers with delicious fare from some of the center’s most popular restaurants. Call in orders at California Pizza Kitchen, Dave & Buster’s and Tokyo Table and eat at the Moonlight & Melodies event. Guests who enjoy one of these restaurants during the event and bring in their receipts of $60 or more will get a $10 gift card for their next visit. Offer good while supplies last. Many of the food court eateries will also be offering special discounts, be sure to pick up a brochure for details.

Plus, for a suggested $5 donation, guests are invited to an exclusive pretasting experience of the Pasadena Wine Festival. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum Foundation and California Philharmonic. In addition to music, dancing, sipping and supping, guests will get a look at fall fashion trends on display along with exciting store discounts. Below is the schedule of music, which begins at 6pm, followed by dance lessons at 6:30pm and 7:45pm. September 10 Salsa Movement Music: Johnny Polanco and his Latin Orchestra Lessons: Salsa and Merengue September 17 Disco Fever Music: Discotion Lessons: New York Hustle and Saturday Night Fever Line Dance

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Continued from page 3 that time the owner kindly seated us and said, “At a Boy Wally, I love your column! Noticing how my favorite waitress cooly took our order it finally penetrated my senses that I was seeing the reader’s reactions to my column. Shortly thereafter, the server spilled water all over my pants and sharply said “Oh Sorry Wally, did you get some on you”, my reply “oh no ... my pants are always wet in the front”, brought the swiftest under the table kick,

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in the column, I would lose my best friend and would never be safe in public again. I was thinking about doing a restaurant review column along with my regular friendly family column, but after that dine out experience, I’ve put that dumb idea on hold. Mostly because I still have a lot of two for one restaurant coupons, but, it seems like none of my favorite restaurants that we go to … will honor them now??

Lationo Heritage will be Celebrated at Monrovia History Museum This Weekend Continued from page 1 celebration focussing this time on Monrovia’s Latino roots. The exhibit will include vinatage photographs as well as contemporary artwork. The celebration is being produced by Jimmy O’Balles (who also organized the Black History event), Richard Valdez, a local artist, and Rena Delgado, a member of the Monrovia Historical

Preservation Group. There will be jazz provided by the Delgado Brothers (yes one is the husband of Rena) along with a large art exhiit with approximately 16 local Latino artists Several local families will have representatives at the event and will be sharing their vintage photos which tell the stories of their grandparents’ and parents’ lives

in Monrovia from the 1890s to the 1950s. These families include the Alegria, Espinosa, Garcia, Guardado, Hernandez, McKinn, Mejia, Olivas, O’Balles, and Romero families. The Museum is located at 742 E. Lemon Avenue on the north side of Recreation Park. The art exhibit will be held between 1 and 5 p.m. this Sunday

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Continued from page 1 an unknown suspect broke into his home and was hiding inside the residence. As a Pasadena Police helicopter flew overhead

Barricaded Suspect Arrested After Long, Tense Stand Off circling the area, polce officers used a PA system in the BearCat to get the suspect to surrender. For the next several

hours, 26 year-old Ronnie Wilson from Los Angeles refused to obey repeated police officers’ demands that he exit the residence.

Officers also asked him to pick up the telephone in the house, which he also refused to do. Arcadia SWAT was

SWAT and Police officers from three cities and CHP were involved in keeping the peace last week when a car thief barricaded himself in a home in Monrovia and refused to come out - Photos by Terry Miller

alerted and responded to the Monrovia home to handle the now barricaded suspect. Arcadia SWAT, along with members of Pasadena PD SWAT, spent nearly 5 hours handling the tactical situation that resulted in the apprehension of the suspect Wilson inside of the Monrovia home. Wilson was taken into custody without incident at about 8pm. During the long hot and tense afternoon, a fine example of community policing took place: Curious members of the public who happened to live near the situation were given cold bottled water by the Arcadia and Monrovia police explorers and officers spoke with residents about the situation. The SWAT BearCat’s purpose is to preserve the safety of police officers and citizens during potentially deadly situations Purchased with $265,000 in grant funding, the BearCat was delivered to the Pasadena Police Department very recently. It’s the only one of its kind in the San Gabriel Val-

ley and is a regional SWAT vehicle. Within hours of a Pasadena City briefing about the new armored vehicle, , the BearCat was deployed to Monrovia during a seven-hour standoff between a car thief and Arcadia, Monrovia and Pasadena police after the suspect led police on a chase through a couple of jurisdictions.


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Lorna Luft…..Songs her Mother taught her! Live Sept. 16 BY TERRY MILLER I had the rare opportunity last week to sit down and speak with unique and delightfully talented singer , Lorna Luft, who is getting ready for two big show in Southern California entitled From Broadway to Hollywood – In Concert. Many of you probably know the name, and many more readers may be familiar with her mother’s work, as well as that of her equally famous half sister. However, this interview was about Lorna and the upcoming performance at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. I was introduced to Lorna Luft via PR man extraordinaire, Steve Moyer, in the Alex Theatre’s upstairs lobby two weeks ago. A delightfully charming woman wearing a pink top and blue jeans lit up the foyer with her charismatic smile and contagious laughter was introduced to me moments after she did some publicity shots for the production. Before we got started, I had to inform Lorna Luft that I, too ( like her hus-

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Photo by Terry Miller news coverage in this country and we had a good laugh! She said “ I watch the BBC world News if I want a fair and balanced approach to news…just the facts Ma’am!” We went on to politics and proposition 8 where

she said she felt the Judge who turned over that controversial issue was absolutely right. Luft agreed with Judge Walker’s ruling that it is a human rights issue. Now back to the concert:

From Broadway To Hollywood – In Concert, will be presented in two venues on two separate dates. ‘Broadway Meets Hollywood – In Concert” With Special Guest Star Lorna Luft, to be presented on September 19, 2010, and “‘A Soulful Holiday Celebration With American Idol Star Elliott Yamin,’ to be presented on December 9, 2010. In partnership with Glendale Arts, we developed the Pops Series, which will also present Lorna Luft on September 16, 2010 and Elliott Yamin on December 8, 2010 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The first performance will be presented by New West Symphony and Glendale Arts at the Alex Theatre; 216 N. Brand Boulevard; Glendale, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The second performance will open the 16th Season of the New West Symphony as the Inaugural Concert of the New West Pops, a New Pops Series. The concert will be presented at the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza; Bank of America Performing Arts Center; 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard; Thousand Oaks on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for this performance are $29, $39, $49 and $59.

Nelson Dodge, Executive Director of the New West Symphony, recently announced details of the upcoming debut performance of the NEW WEST POPS, a new Pops Series to be produced concurrently with the New West Symphony’s longstanding Classical Masterpiece Series. Nelson Dodge said, “With the founding of the NEW WEST POPS, a group of approximately 30 musicians of the New West Symphony, we will be presenting exciting diversified Pops programs, which will both expand our organization’s repertoire and broaden our musical appeal to concertgoers. Presently we are announcing two concerts which will be part of the NEW WEST POPS Series, Artists involved in the September 16th and September 19th concerts, which is the same show, include: Lorna Luft, Vocalist; Tobi Foster, Vocalist (Broadway: “Les Misérables”); Blake Ginther, Vocalist (National Tour: “Mamma, Mia!”); Bernie Fields, Harmonica Virtuoso; NEW WEST POPS orchestra; New West Pops Singers under the direction of Rick Logan; Steven Goldstein, Artistic Director/Conductor for the concert; Colin R. Freeman, Music Director/ Conductor for Lorna Luft.

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Songs Lorna's Mother Taught Her...... Lorna Luft will perform popular songs from musicals and films like: “Mame, “A Star Is Born” and “Babes In Arms,” as well as some song selections from her award-winning hit show, “Songs My Mother Taught

Programs, including Symphonic Adventures. A block of tickets to the September 19th performance will be given by the New West Pops to clients of AIDS Project Los Angeles. Tickets for this perfor-

Lorna Luft, Judy Garland and Joe Luft in 1967 Me – A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland.” Tobi Foster, Blake Ginther and the New West Pops Singers under the direction of Rick Logan will sing hit songs from movies and musicals like: “The Bird Cage,” “West Side Story,” “The Music Man,” “Oliver!,” “The Lion King,” “Jersey Boys” and “Mamma Mia!” Bernie Fields will perform a medley of Henry Mancini songs, including “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the titular song for the film “Dear Heart” and “Le Jazz Hot” from “Victor/Victoria.” The NEW WEST POPS orchestra will accompany all the performers. A portion of the proceeds from the September 19th concert will benefit the New West Symphony’s Music Education and Outreach

mance are $25, $59 and $69.50 and may be purchased by calling the Alex Theatre Box Office at 818243-ALEX (2539) or online at www.alextheatre.org. Glendale Arts is a private nonprofit organization, charged with

managing the Alex Theatre and coordinating resources that are designed to benefit Glendale-based artists, arts organizations, businesses, government agencies and local schools. Established in July 2008, Glendale Arts is the culmination of a community-wide arts assessment that included input from Alex Regional Theatre Board and staff, and City and community leaders. For tickets and further information, please call the NEW WEST POPS Ticket Office at 866-776-8400, or buy online at www.newwestsymphony.org/pops.html. Discounted Ticket Rates are also available for Groups of 10 or more; please call the NEW WEST POPS Ticket Office for more information. A Post-Concert Catered Reception with the artists will be held at the theatre at the conclusion of the performance. Tickets for the Reception are $25 per person and may be purchased by calling 866776-8400, or online www. newwestsymphony.org/pops. html. Tickets may also be purchased online at www. ticketmaster.com. Garage Parking is available at the venue.

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Sierra Madre Sue's Music News End of Summer Edition A huge thank you to all the great musicians who played at my birthday bash last month, and also to all of you who attended - i hope you had as much fun as i did! And my sincere apologies to tony at the buc and kevin at 322 for taking most of their customers away that night!  Stay tuned to the music news for more fun events coming up at the american legion. Ok - i hope i didn’t miss anyone or anything... I’m sort of out of practice!  Recurring gigs: Now wednesdays?  It was thursdays in aug., But i believe that’s changed call to verify - the mellow dz (dave osti & deanna cogan) alternating @ oceanview bistro in montrose from 7:30-10pm. 3826 Ocean view blvd. 818248-2722.  Acoustic rock.  Www.Ovbistro.Com  Thursday - barry “big b” brenner @ firefly bistro in south pasadena, 6 - 9pm, every thursday.  1009 El centro. 626-441-2443.  Burgers, brews & blues.  Http:// www.Bigbbrenner.Com/ Friday - the mellow dz (dave osti & deanna cogan) fridays @ the brass elephant/aztec hotel in monrovia (corner of foothill and mayflower) from 6-9pm. Note: earlier time for fri. 9/3: 5 - 8Pm.  Friday - barry schwam (the thermin guy)  “i play to backing tracks almost every friday night (the 4th friday of each month excepted) @ the yogurt shop in sierra madre’s kersting court, “yogurt and more”, from 7 to 9pm.  I play to about 50 or 60 cover tracks.  I even have a following!  My slogan is:  come to yogurt and more, to hear music on the

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Emmy Award Winning HBO Movie ‘Temple Grandin’ Hear Her Story Live in Pasadena If you saw the Emmy’s last Sunday or read the Los Angeles Times this past week you have seen Dr. Temple Grandin! The Emmy Award Winning Made for TV Movie, “Temple Grandin”, portrays the life of Temple during her school years and growing up with autism. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Dr. Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells her story of “groping her way from the far side of darkness” in her book Emergence: Labeled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life. Dr. Grandin has be-

come a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism. Even though she was considered “weird” in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor, who recognized her interests and abilities. Dr. Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world. She has now designed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States. Dr. Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling. At every Future Horizons conference on autism, the audience rates her presentation as 10+. Temple Grandin's work continues to inspire millions. She sees herself as an advocate for all persons living on the spectrum. Bringing her story to television helps people to better understand and have compassion for families living with autism. Dr.

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Animals in Translation, Thinking in Pictures, Emergence: Labeled Autistic and produced several DVDs. All books and DVD's are available through Future Horizons.

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One of the organizations helping promote the conference is Villa Esperanza Services. Villa is a nonprofit organization cel-

ebrating 50 years of enhancing the lives of children and adults with special needs, including autism. “The majority of students that attend Villa’s school have a diagnosis of Autism,” shares Kelly White, Villa’s CEO. “We congratulate Dr. Grandin on the success of her life story told on screen. She’s an amazing advocate. Often, people don’t realize that the autism spectrum is very broad, as stated by Dr. Grandin, “Somebody with autism might be a Silicon Valley genius, and somebody might be handicapped and nonverbal.” White continues, “It’s important that people realize although there are different levels of this disability, all of them have abilities. We see progress made daily at Villa.” The Future Horizons conference with Dr. Temple Grandin is for anyone with autism, family members, students and professionals. It’s for anyone interested in learning more. Ticket prices vary from $70 up to $160 and the conference may be

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The San Gabriel Valley BnB’s, a non-profit dance club, will again be sponsoring beginning dance lessons starting this fall. Western Square Dance for beginning dancers will be taught on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 PM. The class is open for enrollment on September 12, 19 & 26. Come early! There will be line dancing at 6:30. No previous dance experience is necessary for the class. The classes will be held at Annunciation Church hall, 1307 E. Longden, Arcadia. For more information, or to receive a

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In an effort to provide assistance to the 12 million Pakistanis rendered homeless or needing urgent assistance due to extreme flooding, the Arcadia Rotary Club has embarked on a fundraiser to provide temporary housing and other emergency supplies through the ShelterBox program. Inside each ShelterBox is a tent that can house up to ten people for temporary shelter during disasters such as earthquakes or floods,” said Arcadia Rotary president-elect Dr. Brad Miller.

“ShelterBoxes also include items such as thermal blankets, cooking equipment and other lifesaving and comfort items, depending on the nature of the disaster, along with food and water purification supplies for up to three weeks.” Tax deductable donations for the purchase of ShelterBoxes can be sent to the Arcadia Rotary Club, PO Box 660638, Arcadia, CA 91066. Checks should be made out to The Rotary Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Jeffrey Bernstein, founder and Music Director of the Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) is not one to rest on his laurels. The 2010/2011 season, says Bernstein, is the ensemble’s most ambitious and broad ranging yet. “We’ll explore virtually every genre of choral music,” Bernstein reveals. “From small concerts featuring 22 of PMC’s 80 members singing a cappella works from the Renaissance…to performances of major works… to more remote pieces that our audiences might be experiencing for the first time. And, of course, we’ll present what, in just three short years, has come to be a hallowed PMC tradition – our annual Holiday concert. However, we’re also breaking new ground, presenting for the first time one of the finest male choruses in the country, the Cornell Glee Club, in concert.”

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For the period of Sunday, August 29, through Saturday, September 4, the Police Department responded to 887 calls for service of which 114 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 29: Between 8:00 p.m. on August 28 and 6:30 a.m. on August 29, a residential burglary occurred at Vista Cove Assisted Living, 601 Sunset. Unknown suspect entered the 90-year-old victim’s bedroom and stole her cash, wallet, and a bank check for a total loss of $270. A grand theft occurred at the Solstice store located in Westfield Mall around 2:51 p.m. A 29-year-old female Hispanic stole 2 pairs of Dior sunglasses for a loss of $590. The suspect also dropped her wallet while fleeing through the mall.

Monday, August 30: A residential burglary occurred in the 00 block of Genoa between 7:45 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) forced open the front door by using a pry tool. Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked rooms and stole a designer watch, jewelry, cash, and a laptop computer. The total reported loss was approximately $30,350. Units were dispatched to the 800 block of South First around 6:30 p.m. in reference to a domestic violence investigation. During an argument, a 27-year-old female Hispanic scratched her husband on the face and neck, leaving visible injuries. The woman was taken into custody for inflicting corporal injury to spouse.

Tuesday, August 31: Shortly after 1:00 a.m., a grand theft from person incident occurred in the 900 block of Portola. The victim was walking to her front door when a male suspect, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, yanked her purse from her shoulder and ran. The suspect was seen entering an older model dark colored four-door sedan. Officers conducted an area search, but the suspect was not located. Around 3:39 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a theft by access card report.

Unknown suspect(s) acquired the victim’s bank card information by unknown means and made over $685 in unauthorized purchases in Santa Maria.

Wednesday, September 1: Around 11:53 a.m., a Lojack representative advised that a stolen vehicle was parked in the 400 block of Oxford. While officers were en route to the scene, a male suspect fled the location in the stolen vehicle. A Pasadena air unit was called, and the suspect was followed to the 2300 block of Bateman in Irwindale, where the suspect exited the vehicle and ran into a business. Monrovia Police, Irwindale Police, and the CHP assisted in locking down the area, and a 40-year-old Caucasian was subsequently captured and charged with vehicle theft, possession of marijuana, outstanding felony warrant, and unlicensed driver. Units responded to JC Penney around 9:42 p.m. in reference to a man detained for theft. The suspect was recognized by loss prevention personnel from a previous theft and was kept under observation. The suspect was later seen concealing five pairs of children’s uniform pants in a shopping bag. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 35-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for commercial burglary.

Thursday, September 2: An attempted bank robbery occurred at Citibank, 100 South First, around 10:56 a.m. A male suspect presented a note to a teller indicating that he wanted money and had a gun. Fearing for her safety, the teller left her window and tried to contact her supervisor. The suspect then grabbed the note and fled the scene without taking any money. Assisting officers later apprehended a 24-yearold Asian suspect, and he was the same suspect who robbed Bank of America on August 17. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., officers located a stolen vehicle at Santa Clara and Santa Anita and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The suspect finally stopped the vehicle in the 100 block of Fig in Monrovia and fled on foot. A witness called police

and advised that a man had just entered his home in the 100 block of Central. A perimeter was established, and SWAT teams from Arcadia and Pasadena later took the 26-year-old Hispanic suspect into custody. A loaded handgun and hypodermic needle were found inside the stolen vehicle. The suspect was charged with vehicle theft, evading, felony in possession of firearm, residential burglary, possession of hypodermic needle, outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and felony parole violation.

Friday, September 3: Around 8:53 a.m., officers went to the 1000 block of South El Molino in Pasadena to serve a grand theft felony arrest warrant. A 56-year-old male Caucasian was located and taken into custody. Units were dispatched to the 00 block of North First to assist investigators from the California Medical Board. An unlicensed female doctor was arrested for performing laser skin treatments.

Saturday, September 4: Around 12:36 a.m., a male victim came to the station to file a battery report. During an argument, his girlfriend slapped and scratched his face and neck. When he tried to restrain her hands, she pulled his belt from his waistband and struck him several times with his own belt. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Fairview and arrested a 36-year-old female Asian for inflicting corporal injury to cohabitant. Officers were sent to the Advantis, 1041 South Baldwin, around 3:20 p.m. regarding a robbery that just occurred. Investigation revealed that 8 AfricanAmerican suspects, between 16 to 20 years of age, entered the store and they each took several shirts and left without making payment. As they ran towards the exit, the owner was pushed to the ground, causing injury to the back of her head.

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sible Court Order Violation On August 26 at 12:58 p.m., a female subject called and reported her husband had been kicked out of the garage area where he was living in the 400 block of Alta Vista. She reported that there were several firearms there that he was not supposed to have because of a restraining order against him. Officers responded and the firearms were taken for safekeeping. Further action will be determined once all serial numbers have been checked and the court documents researched. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On August 26 at 6:06 p.m., a victim reported their vehicle was broken into at a parking structure in the 500 block of South Myrtle. The loss was unknown. Investigation continuing. Weapons Offense - Suspect Arrested On August 27 9:32 p.m., an officer responded to a call of a male subject chasing a female in the area of Cherry and Magnolia. The officer located and detained both subjects. The officer questioned both subjects and obtained verbal consent to conduct a pat-down search. On the male subject, he found a loaded large-capacity gun magazine and a modified knife blade. The officer obtained a written consent to search the suspect’s home in an attempt to locate the gun belonging to the loaded magazine, but the gun was not located. The suspect was arrested for weapons offence. The female subject had not been harmed. Hit and Run Traffic Collision On August 28 at 1:30 a.m., an employee of a business in the 100 block of E. Lime parked her vehicle in a public parking lot and went to work. When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered someone crashed into it, causing moderate damage to her rear bumper and driver’s side rear corner panel. The suspect vehicle fled without making any attempt to notify the owner. Investigation continuing. Felony Vandalism / Parole Violation / Driving Under the Influence Suspects Arrested On August 28 at 9:04

a.m., officers responded to the report of a male suspect tagging the wall of a business in the 100 block of East Pomona. The witness saw the male suspect enter a light green Jeep Cherokee being driven by a female subject. The tagging was gang-related. Officers responded and conducted a thorough area check, but did not locate the suspects or the suspect vehicle. Several vandalisms have occurred recently throughout the city, where gang related tagging with the same type of graffiti has been spray painted. Officers investigating the incidents had gathered enough witness information to learn the license plate number and description of the suspect vehicle, which matched the description in this incident. Later that day at 7:21 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of California and Central spotted the suspect vehicle used in the felony vandalisms. The officer conducted a traffic stop and contacted the female driver and male passenger. The male passenger had green spray paint on his hands which was consistent with the spray paint used in the vandalisms. The female driver was determined to be driving under the influence. The female suspect admitted to several of the vandalisms, but the male suspect chose not to provide any statements. Both suspects were arrested and charged for felony vandalism. The female was also charged for driving under the influence, and the male was found to be on parole, and a parole hold was obtained.

Solo Vehicle Traffic Collision / Power Outage On August 29 at 3:50 a.m., a motorist fell asleep at the wheel and collided into a power pole in the area of Duarte and Pilgrim. His Toyota Tacoma overturned and he received minor injuries. As a result of the collision, the power went out in the southwest area of the city. Edison was contacted, but it took several hours to restore power. Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspects Arrested On August 29 at 10:24 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Palm and Primrose saw two suspicious male subjects walking. The officer made contact with the subjects and observed symptoms of the subjects being under

the influence of drugs. A subsequent investigation resulted in finding both suspects were in possession of methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested.

Commercial Burglary / Conspiracy - Suspects Arrested On August 30 at 11:16 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain. Store security reported three female suspects attempting to steal merchandise. The females were detained exiting the store. One of the females admitted to going to the store to steal merchandise. Surveillance video shows the others suspects selecting items and passing them among themselves. Two of the three females detained had stolen property in their possession. They were charged with burglary and conspiracy. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On September 1 at 9:57 a.m., an employee of a park in the 1200 block of Canyon Blvd reported a male and female in a vehicle drinking beer and throwing the cans out of the window. The vehicle was leaving the park area. An officer located and stopped the vehicle westbound on Hillcrest. The officer determined the male driver was driving under the influence and arrested him. Possible Overdose On September 1, Monrovia Fire Department requested an officer regarding a possible overdose at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Myrtle. The subject takes numerous medications for a number of conditions and has been depressed due to a recent breakup. He was transported to a hospital for mental evaluation and treatment.

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A Taste of Sierra Madre Art and Essay Contest Winners Announced A team of local, professional artists, writers and educators adjudicated over two hundred entries into A Taste of Sierra Madre’s art and essay contest on Sunday evening, August 29. Twenty seven art finalists in 9 grade divisions and four essay contest finalists were chosen. Blind judging was performed by a point system, and then independently tallied. Distinguished judges included Djibrill N’Doye, Ria Richey, Ilona Van Dongen, Daryl Bryant, Val Usley, James Faulkner, Dr. Alex Hurtado, Manuel Valencia and Karen Miller according to contest chair, Moira Love. Final placement will be announced on Saturday, September 11, between 10 and 12 in the Kersting Court venue at Taste of Sierra Madre. All the finalists, whose grade levels were as of June, will receive a $75, $50 or $25 savings bond, depending on their placement, and are highly encouraged to attend. Each finalist is entitled to a free student level entry ticket to the Kersting Court venue that day, and should pick them up at The Bottle Shop on 58 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard. Please visit the event website for the most up to

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OTHER PUBLIC NOTICES County of Los Angeles Department of the Treasurer and Tax Collector Notice of Divided Publication Pursuant to Sections 3702, 3381, and 3382, Revenue and Taxation Code, the Notice of Sale of Tax Defaulted Property Subject to the Power of Sale in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California has been divided and distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in said County for publication of a portion thereof, in each of the said newspapers. Public Auction Notice (R&TC 3702) Of Sale Of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject To The Power Of Sale (Sale No. 2010A) Whereas, on June 29, 2010, I, MARK J. SALADINO, Treasurer and Tax Collector was directed by the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County, State of California to sell at public auction certain tax-defaulted properties which are Subject to the Power of Sale. Public notice is hereby given that unless said properties are redeemed prior thereto, I will, on October 18, 19, and 20, 2010, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Fairplex Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Building 8, Pomona, California, offer for sale and sell said properties at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check in lawful money of the United States for not less than the minimum bid. If no bids are received on a parcel, it will be re-offered at the end of the auction at a reduced minimum price. The minimum bid for each parcel is the total amount necessary to redeem, plus costs, as required by Section 3698.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. Prospective bidders should obtain detailed information of this sale from the County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Pre-registration and a $5,000 deposit in the form of cash, cashier’s check or bank issued money order is required at the time of registration. No personal checks, two-party checks or business checks will be accepted for registration. Registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., starting Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office located at 225 North Hill Street, Room 130, Los Angeles, California, and will end on Friday, October 1, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. If the property is sold, parties of interest, as defined by Section 4675 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, have a right to file a claim with the County for any proceeds from the sale, which are in excess of the liens and costs required to be paid from the proceeds. If excess proceeds result from the sale, notice will be given to parties of interest, pursuant to law. All information concerning redemp-tion, provided the right to redeem has not previously been terminated, will upon request be furnished by MARK J. SALADINO, Treasurer and Tax Collector. If redemption of the property is not made according to the law before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010, which is the last business day prior to the first day of auction, the right of redemption will cease. The Assessor’s Identification Num-ber (AIN) in this publication refers to the Assessor’s Map Book, the Map Page, and the individual Parcel Number on the Map Page. If a change in the Assessor’s Identification Number occurred, both prior and current Assessor’s Identification Numbers are shown. An explanation of the parcel numbering system and the maps referred to are available from the Office of the Assessor located at 500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012. A list explaining the abbreviations used in this publication is on file in the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, 225 North Hill Street, Room 130, Los Angeles, California 90012, or telephone 1(213) 974-2045. I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed at Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 2010.

MARK J. SALADINO Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector State of California The real property that is subject to this notice is situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF SALE OF TAXDEFAULTED PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE POWER OF SALE(SALE NO. 2010A) 4221 AIN 8508-013-046 CABRE-RA,MANUEL G AND TERESA LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $19,923.00 4225 AIN 8520-024-002 HO-NEY,BERYL E LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $20,768.00 4226 AIN 8523-007-006 OMEGA INVESTMENTS LLC LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $2,347.00 4276 AIN 8617-001-012 K AND S PROPERTIES LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $6,407.00 Publish August 26, September 9, 2010.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HAN LIANG THE AKA HAN L.THE CASE NO. GP015437 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of HAN LIANG THE AKA HAN L.THE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GIN GAN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GIN GAN 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: 10/08/10 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 THOMAS J. OSBORN - SBN 109785 DEBRA GRAYNOM-DALY - SBN 188845) 2650 MISSION ST #205-A SAN MARINO CA 91108-1631 9/2, 9/6, 9/9/10 CNS-1937292# NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF EVA B. LAYNE Case No. BP123550 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of EVA B. LAYNE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Brenda Depew in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that Brenda Depew be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate

of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Adminis-tration of Estates Act. (This au-thority will allow the personal representative to take many ac-tions without obtaining court ap-proval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Oct. 20, 2010 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the de-ceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative ap-pointed by the court within four months from the date of first is-suance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hear-ing 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: LYNARD C HINOJOSA ESQ SBN 041397 HINOJOSA & WALLET LLP 2215 COLBY AVE LOS ANGELES CA 90064-1504 9/9, 9/13, 9/16 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE MAR INVESTMENTS LP VS TRACY DU CASE NO: GC032569 R Under a writ of Execution issued on 12/17/09. Out of the L. A. SUPERIOR COURT, PASADENA, of the NORTHEAST DISTRICT, County of Los Angeles, State of California, on a judgment entered on 08/13/04. In favor of MAR INVESTMENTS, L.P. DBA MAR CENTER and against DU, TRACY Q. AKA DU, TRACY QIAN; LE, WEI WAI showing a net balance of $ 1,845,445.31 actually due on said judgment. (Amount subject to revision) I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of said judgment debtor(s) in the property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, described as follows: LOT 3 IN TRACT NO. 6548, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 82, PAGE 45 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Commonly known as: 523 W. LE ROY AVENUE, ARCADIA CA 91007 Public notice is hereby given that I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States all the right, title and interest of the deb-tor(s) in the above described property or so much as will be sufficient to satisfy said writ or warrant with interest and all costs on 09/30/10, 10:00 AM at the following location. STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSE 111 N. HILL STREET, ROOM 125B LOS ANGELES, CA90012 (X) This sale is subject to a minimum bid in the amount of $1,350,000.00. (Subject to revision) Prospective bidders should refer to sections 701.510 to 701.680, inclusive, of the Code of Civil Procedure for provisions governing the terms, conditions and effect of the sale and the liability of defaulting bidders. Creditor’s Attorney STEVEN W. HASHIMOTO WONG & MAK, LLP 790 E. COLORADO BLVD, STE 790 PASADENA CA 91101 Dated: 09/01/10 Branch: Los Angeles LEROY D. BACA, Sheriff By: TIFFANY GARRARD, Deputy Operator Id: E279154 Para obtener esta informacion-traduccion en Espanol llame a este numero: (213) 974-6613 NOTE: IT IS A MISDEMEANOR TO TAKE DOWN OR DEFACE A POSTED NOTICE BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE. ( Penal Code section 616) 9/9, 9/16

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$410,000

This 3bdrm 2bth home has been remodeled with many modern upgrades. Set back from the street with a long driveway, fenced large flat back yard, modern kitchen w/maple cabinets, white appliances, contemporary bathrooms w/custom ceramic tiles, laminate flooring throughout, crown moldings’, and much more! (C228)

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$399,000

Located in an excellent West Covina neighborhood and close to all services, formal living room with fireplace, large kitchen with eating area, family room, nice patio, newer roof, laundry in garage, tile & hardwood flooring. Double attached garage. (M220)

CeNtuRy 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

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$379,000

This beautiful 2bdr 1.5 bth is turn-key. Very Well maintained by the current owners for over ten years! Gorgeous hardwood floors (except den) run throughout the house contributing to the warmth. Comfortable living room, den and dining room just off a bright well lit kitchen with tiled counter tops and floor. Front yard with circular driveway W/open courtyard and the back yard has a covered patio. (H8934)

CeNtuRy 21 ludeCke iNC (626) 445-0123

$360,000

This Triplex has Mountain & water tower landmark views. South of Gidley Elementary. The first flr is 2 bdr 1bth, newer ceramic flrs, covered & enclosed patio, upstairs remodeled unit 2008, 2bd 1bth, eating area, green lawn between front units and back SFR w/ 1bdrm 1bth, slab porch, private patio, laundry hook-up. This is a well maintained property. (A4027)

CeNtuRy 21 ludeCke iNC (626) 445-0123

$328,000

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. (ORA)

CeNtuRy 21 eaRll, ltd. 626-301-1888

Century 21 earll, ltd.

Century 21 ludeCke inC

Century 21 village realty

320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia

20 e. Foothill Blvd. Suite 105, arCadia

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

www.Century21earll.Com

www.C21ludeCke.Com

www.C21village.Com

(626) 301-1888

(626) 445-0123

(626) 355-1451


Arcadia Weekly Sept 9_ 2010  

Please see page 15 Please see page 15 Please see page 5 Please see page 8 Please see page 4 BY TERRY MILLER BY TERRY MILLER Mayor Joe Mosca...

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