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Tournament of Roses welcomes Honda as Presenting Sierra Madre City Manager Responds to Sponsor of Annual Parade for 2011 Rose Parade here has been a Citizens’ Demands slight name change
Honda Sails into Pasadena’s Premier gig at the Rose Rarade. This was Honda’s entry for the 2010 Rose Parade - Photo by Terry Miller
for 121st Rose Parade: The January 1 spectacular will be known as “Rose Parade, Presented by Honda” At the Rose Bowl stadium on the evening of September 21, the Tournament of Roses introduced American Honda as the first Presenting Sponsor of the Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses President Jeffrey L. Throop and Steve Morikawa, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Community Relations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. made the announcement. Parade officials say that the accord ( pardon the pun) is an “organic evolution of our long-standing partnership” with the automaker and that there will be no chief changes in the New Year’s Day show in Pasadena. Corporate sponsorship has become a big part of many businesses especially in a tough economy. On Jan.1, the Tournament of Roses Parade will be known as and referred to as the “Rose Parade, Presented by Honda. The three-year deal marks the first time the iconic parade will have a corporate sponsor and the first name change in the parade’s 121year history. The 122nd Rose Parade, Presented by Honda, will be themed: “Building Dreams, Friendships &
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Monrovia Officials Comment on Proposed Initiative Measure A ballot initiative aimed at ending a voterapproved 60-year-old tax on Monrovia properties may be viewed as unconstitutional and counterpro400 S. Baldwin Avenue Arcadia CA 91007 626.445.6255
ductive, according to City of Monrovia officials. The tax, lawfully enacted by Monrovia voters in 1950, is calculated at the rate of approximately
1/8 of one-percent of a property’s assessed value, and is expressly dedicated toward paying municipal employee pension costs. The repeal of the tax does
nothing to remove the City’s financial liability to pay existing pension obligations.
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At the last city council meeting a resident read a letter penned by former mayor Kurt Zimmerman, former council candidate, John Crawford, and residents John Herman and Anita Delmer, who allege the city violated state law in the way it notified resi-
dents of a proposed water rate hike. The four outraged residents received this reply from Sierra Madre City Manager Elaine Aguilar dated Sept 17, 2010. “Dear Mr. Kurt Zim-
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Pasadena Senior Center Celebrates 50 Years of Zest
The Pasadena Senior Center will kick up its heels with Zest!, a benefit gala, to culminate celebration of the Center’s 50th Anniversary milestone. Zest! 10 -10-10, is on Sunday, October 10 at
5:00 p.m., in San Marino. The event promises to be a grand celebration of the “zest for life” that the Center, Southern California’s
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Portantino Bill “911 Emergency Immunity” Bill Signed By Governor Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s (DLa Canada Flintridge) bill aimed at saving teen lives has been signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger. AB 1999 encourages teens to seek emergency help when a compatriot is in need of emergency medical attention by offering limited immunity for those teens who
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
call for help. “I am very pleased that the Governor agreed that this bill could help our teenagers who need emergency medical treatment,” stated Assemblymember Portantino. “As the father of a teenager, I hope for what
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Monrovia Community Policing Receives International Attention
BY DOROTHY DENNE
y phone rang. When I answered, my neighbor said, “Hi. You’re not going to believe this.” Knowing my neighbor, I feared I would believe it. We have been through several things together so she quickly assured me, “Don’t be scared. I just have an unusual story, even for us.” She had called her landlady to admit to, “Something I didn’t do but I will take responsibility for.” It seems that when
she came home from work and opened her front door, there was a strange sound. It took her aback for a moment and she could only stand stiffly. Fear passed into reality and she recognized that she was hearing water running. Heavily running. She dashed for the kitchen expecting to see some disaster from the washer or the water heater. What she found was the sink faucet running full force. The hot spicket was turned on but the water felt cold so it had been on at least long enough to drain the water heater. How much longer is open to a good guess. My neighbor’s kitchen sink is directly beneath a window that is a favorite sunning spot of her cats. The faucet handle is one of those you lift up and push down for water and left and right for temperature. Unfortunately, you push down to turn the water on. Apparently one of her “children” was departing
the window and used the faucet handle as a step to avoid a jump. Either that or more than one “child” wanted to sun and someone got pushed onto the handle. Either scenario would push it down with good force. I suppose there is the remote possibility one of them was thirsty but I think that is stretching it even for her brilliant felines. Why would my neighbor call her landlady? There is something you need to know about the relationship between the two. They are both animal lovers. Both have rescued animals from difficult situations. Together they have shared expenses for treating, vaccinating, altering and spaying umpteen critters. They both find behavior “cute” in animals that they find far beyond being considered even moderately acceptable from humans. However, I think this time they are both praying that the waterbill will show that this “cute” little behavior occurred very late in the day.
Monrovia’s Community Activist Policing program has been given a Finalist designation in competition for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (AICP) Community Policing Award. Both Monrovia and Madison City. Alabama were named finalists for cities from 20 to 50 thousand in population. The overall winner in that category was Mundelein, Illinois. Monrovia will be among the cities presenting at the AICP’s Community Policing Workshop in October. The award was established in 1998 to
recognize outstanding community policing initiatives worldwide. “We are proud to once again have our community policing efforts recognized internationally,” said Mayor Mary Ann Lutz. “We have seen spectacular results from these programs over the years and we’re gratified that others recognize the achievements we’ve attained.” City Councilmember Clarence Shaw added that, “the concept of community policing is more important than ever as we work to assure wide participation throughout our diverse
neighborhoods. The police, working closely with our residents and businesses, make an unbeatable team.” Councilmember Becky Shevlin agreed, saying, “Community policing in Monrovia combines the very best ideas and tools from bringing neighborhoods the assistance they need when they need it. Working in harmony with other programs, it has certainly been doing the job for us.” The International Association of Chiefs of Police has more than 20,000 member representing police executives from 140 countries.
Villa Parke Library to Host Open House October 6 in Pasadena Villa Parke Branch Library will hold an Open House for the public on Wednesday, October 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. Come, meet and greet library staff. Discover new materi-
als, resources and services available to you! Pick up a free book! Meet our Park Safety Specialists and learn what they do. Enjoy performances by local Folklorico
dancers. Villa Parke Branch Library is located at the Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Second Floor. For more information call (626) 744-6510.
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Groundbreaking was held recently to start construction of a new $45 million public bus terminal at Santa Anita Avenue and Ramona Boulevard.
The >rst new rail project funded by Measure R is a 11.4-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line between Pasadena and Azusa.
> The project doubles the capacity of the original El Monte Station that opened in 1973.
> The extension is 24-miles long and travels through 11 cities in addition to current operations in LA, South Pasadena and Pasadena.
> The new station features a two-story building with a public bus terminal, retail space, customer service center and parking. > Final construction is expected to be completed by January 2012. > Currently, some 22,000 riders use the station daily – it is the largest bus station west of Chicago. For more information visit: metro.net /elmonte
> The >rst phase connects to the current Gold Line at the Sierra Madre Villa Station. > Project will be constructed in two segments; Phase 2A, from East Pasadena through Azusa; Phase 2B, from Glendora to Montclair. > Grounding breaking was held June 24. For more information visit: metro.net/ foothillextension
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Measure R is funding new transportation projects and programs and accelerating those already in the pipeline. Over 30 years, it is projected to generate $40 billion for congestion relief projects. Here are some of the projects supported by Measure R.
September 30 - October 6, 2010
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ctober 1, 2010 we celebrate the twelfth Annual World Smile Day! If you smile and help just one person to smile that day - the world will be a better place. Yes, each of us, as individuals, can make a difference in this world. So give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive it without making poorer those who give it. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. A smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as everyone enjoys
a friendly smile. If you smile at someone, they might smile back as everyone smiles in the same language. Smiling is infectious; you can catch it like the flu. If a stranger smiled
at you today...you are sure to smile too! Begin your day with gladness! You just can’t measure the value and warmth of a smile. It can brighten the darkest days and one size fits all.
The power of a Smile is amazing. We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. It makes you want to know that smiling person. Smiling makes us attractive. It is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body to function better. A smile can improve your health. So let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day. Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance your mood will change for the better as smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood. It gives hope to the discouraged, sunshine to the weary, and for a few precious moments it can ease the mightiest of burdens. So smile awhile and give your face a rest!
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Sierra Madre Fire Dept to Show Off Their New Apparatus to Community October 9 The City of Sierra Madre Fire Department City of Sierra Madre will dedicate new equipment on Saturday October 9th, 2010 from 9am to 11am. This ceremony will dedicate three new pieces of fire, and ambulance apparatus the fire department has recently purchased and
placed into service. Members of the general public who attend the ceremony will have the opportunity to see the new equipment up close and personal; as well as, take a tour of the fire station, and speak with current members of the Sierra Madre Fire Department. Refreshments will
be provided. Fire Chief Stephen Heydorff; as well as, members of the current and past city councils will be making comments during this occasion. The ceremony will take place at the Sierra Madre Fire Department located at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
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Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Sponsors Annual Flu Clinic Sierra Madre Woman’s Club is again offering protection against the flu with a two-day shot clinic, Saturday and Sunday, October 2 And 3, 9 a.m to noon, in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. Flu shots are $25.00. Influenza flu is a serious, contagious illness often followed by complications.
health officials advising the immunization. There is a special flu shot being offered for anyone allergic to the regular shot. A doctor and two RN’s will be present to administer the shots and answer your medical questions. Walk-ins are welcome. Cash and checks. For more information please call clinic chair Eva Poet, 355-1541.
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Taraneth Salke To Speak on Womens’ Sierra Madre Paramedic Lifesavers Paramedic Subscription Program Health Issues in Afghanistan A Rare Opportunity to Hear First Hand Accounts of How Women are Dealing with Issues Many Take for Granted in the US The Arcadia Woman’s Club is slated to Host International Women’s Health Care Advocate, Taraneth Salke, who recently returned from her 17th trip to Afghanistan, working under the radar of the Taliban. Salke will discuss life in Afghanistan with astonishing and rare honesty as well as show images which will help illustrate what life, in actuality, is like for women in remote regions and villages in other parts of the world. Salke will be discussing her time living and working with the medical community in villages of Iran, Sierra Leon as well as Afghanistan. Taraneth Salke is the founder and Executive Director of Family Health Alliance (FHA) which is a female led, not for profit, non-political organization that focuses attention on
the reproductive health and rights of women in countries with little or no resources. Taraneth Salke is a frequent lecturer at UCLA and Cal State Northridge. The unique opportunity to see Taraneth Salke will take place November 3, at 11am. It is open to everyone. Thanksgiving luncheon will be served at a cost of
$20 per person for AWC members and $25 for nonmembers, of which $10 will be donated to Taraneth Salke’s FHA. The contribution is tax deductable. Hosted by The Arcadia Woman’s Club; 324 First Avenue. Please send checks for reservations to: PO Box 661675 Arcadia, CA 91066. For further information, please call Floretta Lauber at (626) 335-6945
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Do you know it can cost in excess of $1,000 if you are transported to the hospital during an emergency by an ambulance? Members of the Sierra Madre Paramedic Lifesavers Paramedic Subscription Program will never have to worry about such a cost. The Sierra Madre Paramedic Lifesavers Paramedic Subscription Program is an official program offered by the City of Sierra Madre which offsets the cost of emergency medical response and transport. Residents of the City of Sierra Madre, who subscribe to the program by paying an annual membership fee, avoid any additional out-of-pocket costs associated with ambulance transportation their individual insurance carrier does not
cover. Residents who do not have health insurance, and are subscribers to this program would pay nothing out-of-pocket if they were to be transported to the hospital by ambulance. One emergency call for Emergency Paramedic services can cost in excess of $1,000. Additionally, many insurance companies do not cover the full cost of these services. As a member of the Lifesavers Paramedic Subscription Program you will be provided with emergency medical services with no additional costs. Your subscription to the program will perform similarly to a secondary insurance plan, with no out-of-pocket cost to you. This program is provided to all residents of the City of Sierra Madre with an annual cost of
$30.00 per resident. Annual renewal to the Lifesavers Paramedic Subscription Program happens every fiscal year on July 1st, and lasts a full 12 months. We highly encourage every resident in the City of Sierra Madre to participate in this important program. To subscribe to the Sierra Madre Lifesavers Paramedic Program, please fill out the membership application form provided in this article and send it in with your payment. Please mail the completed application and payment to: Sierra Madre Fire Department Attn: Lifesavers Subscription Program, 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024, or you may visit the Sierra Madre City Hall and subscribe to this program in person.
Man Jumps from Bridge- Strikes Moving Gold LineTrain -Survives On Tuesday, September 28, at 6:26AM, a 45year old man jumped from the bridge overpass of the Metro Gold Line Pasadena
Memorial Park passenger station (Arroyo Pkwy and Holly) and struck a moving train. He was treated at the scene andtransported
to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. Metro Gold Line trains resumed normal operations at 7:12AM.
Breakthrough: Alzheimer’s can be Prevented or Delayed Neurologist reveals how to reduce chances of Alzheimer’s by 70%! Monrovia, CA: As baby boomers age, Alzheimer’s disease is on the brink of becoming the Great American Epidemic of the 21st century. Medical science has no wonder drug or cure, but there is treatment plan that works – the Anti-Alzheimer’s Prevention Plan created by Dr. Vincent Fortanasce of Arcadia, CA. This revolutionary program even works for those with a family history of Alzheimer’s or dementia! Families and individuals concerned with dementia and Alzheimer’s are invited to attend a free 90 minute educational workshop to learn how to maintain a healthy brain for life. Half of all Americans age 85 suffer from some form of dementia, and women are twice as likely as men. Often the disease becomes so severe that seniors spend their last years in a nursing home using their lifesavings to pay for care. Dr. Fortanasce, world renowned Professor of neurology and leading medical expert on healthy aging has created the first scientifically substantiated program to stop Alzheimer’s dead in its tracks. After his own father’s painful decline from Alzheimer’s, he developed a simple 4-step program anyone can follow. Those interested in learning more are invited to a Free workshop on Thursday, Oct. 7th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Monrovia Community Center at 119 W. Palm Ave.,Monrovia, CA. This is a free program but seating is limited. Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling (800) 766-3109 [24 hrs. / 7days]. Complimentary snacks will be provided. Some of the topics to be discussed at this 90 minute talk are: What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s; How to know your risk level; What is your current brain’s age; and How and Why the Alzheimer’s Prescription plan works!
Program is free, seating is limited – call today to reserve a seat (800) 766-3109.
September 30 - October 6, 2010
Monrovia Celebrates the Arts in M.A.F.A’s 47th Annual Juried Fine Arts October Festival Oct 9 & 10 Monrovia Association of Fine Arts presents its 47th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition “October Festival” in Old Town Monrovia on Sat. & Sun., October 9th and 10th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Monrovia Library Park, 321 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA. The public is invited to celebrate the fine arts! This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.The festival will feature local and regional artists who will be showcasing and selling their artworks, providing demonstrations and educating the public about the importance and relevance of the arts in our culture and communities. Also participating will be food vendors, entertainment groups, youth and community groups performing and exhibiting arts. Artwork such as painting, collage, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and sculpture are displayed in the newly renovated Monrovia Library Park on Myrtle and Palm Avenues, across from the movie theatre. Hands-on art experiences for children, adults and family friendly activities will be available as well as Student Art Displays and a Silent Auction.
Food booths as well as representatives from local and non-profit organizations will also have booths to educate
Community Credit Union, Monrovia Coffee Co., as well as California Wine and Cheese participate every
the public about their special programs. Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board (MOTAB) as well as many Old Town Merchants contributed to the 2010 October Fine Arts Festival event by supporting the event as sponsors or providing donations of time or funds. Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board (MOTAB), Paint ‘n’ Play Ceramic Art Studio and Fine Art Gallery, Segil Fine Art Gallery, Focus One
year. MAFA›s art events not only promote local and regional artists, but also help support arts education in public and private schools. In recent years, when budget cuts adversely affected schools, MAFA’s donations of more than $50,000 have supported art education in after-school and in-school programs. MAFA has also funded schoolteachers through mini-grants in Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Duarte
and Arcadia. Other local organizations supported by MAFA are Foothill Unity Center, Boys and Girls club of Monrovia and the YMCA. Local art is featured in a number of MAFA supported venues such as the PAINT N PLAY ART GALLERY located at (418 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia), FOCUS ONE FINE ARTS GALLERY (404 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia), THE MONROVIA COFFEE COMPANY (425 Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia), and a number of additional supporting vendors continue to create an inviting and nurturing environment for the artists and their arts. The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts is an all-volunteer organization with goals to enhance the lives of those within the community through interaction with the arts and to increase the opportunities of the children through art education. The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please contact Lisa Barrios at 626-802-7873 Or visit www. monroviafinearts.org
Pasadenans Invited To Give Input On Potential Impacts To City Services The Pasadena City Council adopted an operating budget in June for the current fiscal year but there is still work to do. What are the most important priorities for Pasadena? What levels of service at libraries, community centers, parks and fire stations are acceptable?
Should fewer employees be providing these services? The first, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, will be hosted by Councilwoman Jacque Robinson and Councilman Chris Holden, representing Districts 1 and 3 respectively. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at La Pintor-
esca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Subsequent workshops are scheduled as follows: * Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Wilson Middle School, 7; * Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999
E. Washington Blvd., * Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio, 474 S. Raymond Ave.. For more information call (626) 744-4355.
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Comedy is Getting Old in Pasadena - The Ice House Turns 50 -
n Sunday, October 10th, Pasadena’s legendary Ice House Comedy Club celebrates its 50th anniversary, making it the nation’s oldest comedy club. To mark this momentous occasion, The Ice House is putting on a comedy benefit extravaganza at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium featuring Jay Leno, Brad Garrett, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Gabriel Iglesias, George Wallace, Fritz Coleman, Craig Robinson and numerous other Ice House favorites with all profits going to The Hillsides Home for Children and The Bob Hope USO. And if that is not enough comedy for you, The Ice House’s 50th Anniversary actually kicks off on Sunday, October 3rd at 8:30PM with the Week Of 100 Comedy Stars, seven nights of shows featuring a revolving cast of favorite comedians from past and present. The weeklong celebration runs through Saturday, October 9th, and will feature some of the best and the brightest acts that have performed at The Ice House club throughout the years. With over 130 comics (including many surprise guests) scheduled to perform, many never in the Ice House’s 50 years, this is an opportunity to be a part of comedy history! Additionally, on Sunday, October 3rd at 6:00PM, The Ice House will present Bob Stane’s All-Star Music Review, an evening of music reflecting back to the club’s very early years as a mecca
for folk and other types of music. From its humble beginnings as an ice factory, The Ice House opened its doors on September 23, 1960 as a Folk & Comedy Club. Willard Chilcott and folk nightclub veteran and future icon Bob Stane guided the club through its first 18 years where literally a who’s who of music and comedy performed at the club. Comedians who appeared at the club in its early days: Steve Martin, Gabe Kaplan, Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Gallagher, Pat Paulsen, The Smothers Brothers, Bob Newhart and Lily Tomlin, the latter five having all recorded albums at the The Ice House. In 1978, Bob Fisher and Jan Smith took over as owner of The Ice House and continued the tradition of presenting the newest and best stand-up comedians of the day - Tim Allen, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Bob Saget, Rosie O’ Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Jeff Dunham, Carlos Mencia, Adam Ferrara, Gabriel Iglesias, Craig Shoemaker, Bobby Collins, Richard Jeni and hundreds of others. In 1982, Fisher became the sole owner of The Ice House. So come out and support The Ice House, “The Granddaddy” of all comedy clubs, as they present some of the best names in comedy for this “once in a lifetime” event. Four million satisfied patrons can’t be wrong. The Ice House Is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For a good time, please call 626-577-1894.
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Pasadena Sierra Madre Settles Lawsuit Against Police Officer Who Shot Monrovia Man Council A 2009 lawsuit in- continues to believe that yond a reasonable doubt, Approves volving a Monrovia man the case should be fought that Amos’s fear was unwho was shot by a Sierra in court,” the release said. reasonable under the cir$3 Million Madre police officer while According to the cumstances.” in the back of his SUV has release, the city’s agreeAmos discovered a been settled, according to ment gives the JPIA final Nissan Murano that was for Ice city officials. authority in how cases are reported stolen and had it The case of Jason handled. towed to a police garage Skating Jensen versus the City of The lawsuit alleged at the city’s police staSierra Madre was settled that Police Officer Hen- tion. When officers began Rink by the city’s risk manage- ry Amos was negligent inventory of the SUV’s ment pool - the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority - “to avoid the costs associated with defending the lawsuit” and “was strictly an economic decision,” Paul Zeglovitch of the California JPIA said in a release issued by the city. The city “did not approve the settlement and
Pasadena City Council voted unanimously to approve the development of a $3 million ice rink facility in the Pavilion beside the Pasadena Convention Center. The old ice rink facility, located behind the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, is on schedule to be converted into a ballroom. Fifty percent of the costs will come from the capital reserves of the Pasadena Center Operating Company, the independent nonprofit that runs the Pasadena Convention Center and that would manage the rink. The other $1.5 million will come from the city as a loan .
when he fired through the SUV’s rear hatch and hit Jensen in the back in the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 2009. After an investigation, the District Attorney’s office decided not to file charges against Amos, saying in a letter to the Sierra Madre Police Department that it “cannot prove, be-
contents, they were surprised by movement in the cargo area and Amos fired a shot through the rear hatch, according to the district attorney’s Less than a minute later, Amos opened the hatch and Jensen fell out of the car on to the floor, unarmed, the review stated.
Sierra Madre Farmers’ Market Closes After 2 Short Years
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Farmers market to continue, possibly due to the location. Scholastic Gardens the operator and manager of the Farmers Market which held court in a city parking lot for the past 2 years notified the city officials that they would no longer be able to operate the Farmers Market after September 30, 2010. Upon receiving this information, the City of Sierra Madre sent out requests inviting qualified operators to submit proposals for the overall management and marketing of the City’s Farmers Market but did not
receive any qualified bids. At its regular meeting on Monday, September 20, 2010, the Community Services Commission recommended staff review other locations within the City to host a Farmers Market and to issue a second Request for Proposals, hoping to find a Farmers Market operator to commence in Spring/Summer 2011. For updates on this process, or for information on how to submit a proposal please call Community & Personnel Services Department (626) 355-5278.
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e caught up with a remarkable young musician at Novel Café in Pasadena last Saturday evening. His name: Josh Smith. We were alerted to Josh Smith thanks to Novel Café’s owner, Andrew Lo, whose cafe is fast becoming one of the top spots in East Pasadena showcasing live, rare
mic and yet get the notes across needed to express the emotion. Smith shows significant Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke influences with perhaps some Joe Cocker thrown in for good measure without being restrained as a “cover” musician.Smith is currently writing for a solo record, as well as producing an ambitious documentary touring the United States as a homeless musician in an effort to draw awareness to and hopefully help “put an end homelessness.” The documentary will involve a small, inconspicuous three person crew that hopes to document not only the musical growth of Josh Smith but the reaction people have to homelessness across various states from California to New York. Photos by Terry Miller The project is slated for musical talent. spring 2011.The unique Andrew Lo told us musical approach which we “had to see” this young Smith employs is challengmusician who is a mere 25 ing to describe at best and years old “ with a soul of a better really to observe first much, much older musi- hand. One music aficiocian”, Lo couldn’t have nado who has discovered described Smith more ac- Novel Café’s unique abilcurately. We were elated ity to find the best of the with not only his confident best musicians, is Pasadena presence but his vocal abil- entrepreneur, Dave G. Peity and matchless control terson. Peterson said quite which defy comparison: He austerely “ This guy ( Smith) seemed to know instinctive- is incredible…you’ve simply ly to move away from the got to hear him next time
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Josh Smith to Tour United States as Homeless Musician to Raise Awareness he’s in the café.” In addition to having a inimitable vocal ability, Smith engages the audience in a gentle manner evoking the confidence of a long lost friend. Last Saturday night Smith’s appeal could only be described as eclectic and thrilling.Andrew Lo has been booking bands at his popular Café now for some time and seems to have a propensity for finding truly outstanding performers to peform in this intimate setting.Lo’s passion for music is evident not only in the selection of musicians he books but also the décor. Classic huge images of Billie Holiday, Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana don the walls of the Café indicating the direction in which Lo wants the place to go.We first discovered Anita and the Yanks here. A bright Irish lass playing a combination of contemporary and traditional Irish music complete with some extraordinarily talented musicians who play regularly with her including two young violinists Rachel and Leah who We highly recommend you see Now, back to Joshua Smith: A Nashville, Tennessee native, he began writing songs around the age of 12. His writing is heavily influenced by his belief in the
power of the voice as a tool it Forward Nashville with for global consciousness. manager David Harbaugh After Hurricane Katrina, and guitarist Stevie Riolo. he moved to the Gulf coast For more information several months. Living in on Josh Smith: see: www. a church, working for, and musicofjoshsmith.comOn any given Friday or Saturday night ( the musicans start early, around 7pm) you can hear some of the most exciting and talented musicians in Los Angeles County right in East Pasadena.A local news photorapher is planning on doing a series of large black and white images of some of the talent which has graced the small stage at Novel Café including Anita and The Yanks and her talented band. The exhibit will hopefully grace the walls of Noel Café in coming months.In adleading relief teams. When dition to the music, by the Josh moved to Los Ange- way, Noel Café offers some les in the Spring of ‘06, he of the most creative dishes teamed up with guitarist Ste- from Chef Jose and friendlivie Riolo to form Stereofox, est and smart young servers a band based in the NoHo Christie and Megan among arts district, and emerged others who will serve some onto the Hollywood music of the very best wines and scene. As an acoustic act, excellent beers (many of and also as a trio with Josh which are on tap) all with doubling on bass and Derek that famous Novel smile! Defields on drums, they beAs an aside: This Saturgan to perform at various day a terrific player: Jamie LA clubs. Meyer will be performing.. Recently he co-created don’t miss this guy at Novel. and continues to coordinate Novel Café is located a benefit effort for victims of at 1713 E. Colorado Blvd. the May 2010 Floods in and in Pasadena . Call (626) 683around Nashville called Play 3309 for information.
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Monrovia Initiative Continued from page 1 Celebrating 125 years of its founding
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The Mayor and Council members said that this would require the City’s General Fund to absorb the cost of the pension obligations, which would have significant negative impacts on City services. Petitions seeking to place the initiative on a future ballot in Monrovia were filed Wednesday, September 22, with the Monrovia City Clerk’s office. The City Clerk will contract with the County Registrar-Recorder’s office to assist in verifying signatures and the petition. “It’s hard to fathom just what the circulators of this measure hope to accomplish,” said Mayor Mary Ann Lutz. “The tax that they want to repeal would not affect the existing pension structure or financial commitments; it just means that we would have to cut another $4.2 million from the budget or look for alternative funding sources.” The Mayor pointed out that the proposed initiative would create a $4.2 million hole in the City’s General Fund budget – 2/3 of which goes to pay for police and fire services. Additionally, she explained, “We have lived within our means and made deep cuts in our budgets over the last two years. The requirement to find an additional $4.2 million could require moves as draconian as closing the new Monrovia Public Library or contracting with Los Angeles County for police and/or fire services.” And, in order to secure a lower cost via any kind of outsourcing contract, the community would have to be willing to accept a lower level of service. Alternatively, Mayor Lutz explained, the City would have to explore other funding options. The City of Monrovia has neither a utility user tax nor a sales tax override. Mayor Lutz continued, “We know that Monrovia is fiscally sound and wellrun, and no one is seriously planning to shut down the operations our residents want and need. This petition is not a reflection of what our community really wants and values.” Based on the recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey by the Rose Institute for
State and Local Government, Monrovians approve of the level of service they have. According to the 2009 survey, 95% of the community is either “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied” with the level of service provided, with all City departments posting respective approval ratings in the 85%-95% range. Moreover, an impressive 81% of Monrovians said they feel that the City is headed in the right direction. Mayor Pro Tem Tom Adams was also skeptical of the petition’s effects: “For one thing, Monrovia’s voters aren’t about to be taken in by a plan that removes a significant amount of funding, but which doesn’t identify the services that would be cut in order to balance the books,” he said. “This tax was legally put in place before I was born and has served Monrovia well my entire life. To think that someone would come along and remove 60 years of funding without a better plan makes no sense. I have yet to see anyone bring in a better plan. “Secondly,” Adams continued, “No one likes taxes – surely not me; but the revenue generated here pays for existing and ongoing financial commitments. The government cannot simply decide to eliminate a tax that is paying for an ongoing obligation. The law doesn’t work that way, and the petitioners should know that. They claim that they want the voters to decide; well, the voters did – 60 years ago.” City officials point to the issuance of $13.5 million in Pension Obligation Bonds as the chief obstacle blocking the electorate’s consideration of the proposed initiative. The bonds, authorized in open sessions of the City Council in July and August of 2008, were the central feature of the City’s highly publicized labor dispute with the Monrovia Police Officers’ Association (MPOA). Without the bonds, City officials stated that they would not have been able to secure the existing five-year labor deal with the police union. The Pension Obligations Bonds (or POBs) are designed to “front load”
the City’s pension contributions for its police officers’ and firefighters’ pensions. By creating a level debt service payment over the life of the bonds – instead of allowing for increasing annual payments to PERS – the City is saving $2.4 million. More specific to the agreement with the MPOA, the bonds allowed the City more flexibility to negotiate salary terms while still accounting for the true total compensation factors of salary as well as benefits. The POBs impact the fate of the proposed ballot initiative because the revenue generated by the voter-approved property tax for retirement costs is pledged to the bondholders to pay the bond debt service. Eliminating this revenue stream triggers a fundamental tenet of constitutional law. City Manager Scott Ochoa explained that, “Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution contains the ‘contract clause’ which prohibits the government from impairing a contract between parties. Neither the City, nor even the electorate, may enact a law that somehow impairs or damages the terms of an existing contract.” Ochoa continued, “We believe that any initiative or other proposal put forth subsequent to the execution of a contract, like the POBs, that would somehow alter, injure or materially change the City’s ability to honor the contractual obligations set forth in the POBs would be deemed unconstitutional.” With the issue of public disclosure among local governments so important in the wake of the City of Bell scandal, Monrovia officials were quick to point out the exhaustive public record surrounding this matter. Mayor Lutz recounted that the POBs were publicly discussed and authorized in the summer of 2008 during the City Council’s contentious contract negotiations with the MPOA; the Council’s deliberations were broadcast live during their regularly scheduled meetings, repeatedly written about in City Manager
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September 30 - October 6, 2010
Movie Aliens Landed in Sierra Madre Honda now Presenting Sponsor of Rose Parade Continued from page 1 55 Years Ago “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” Star dies at 96
od creatures sneaked into Sierra Madre in April of 1955 taking on the physical characteristics of local residents. Aliens
BY BILL PETERS Michillinda Ave., Kersting Court and Sierra Madre Blvd. are also prominently featured. The good Dr. Bennell, the town doctor of
film crew might cause. But, the story continues, “an ultracautious minority in town… wants to weigh the exact cost in dollars and cents.” The low budget horror
Kersting Court and Sierra Madre Blvd. was prominently featured in the 1955 film, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. although they looked the same as the bodies they invaded, in fact displayed no emotions and had only one goal: to multiply and take over the planet Earth. Only one man knew the truth, Dr. Miles Bennell, uh, that is, Kevin McCarthy, who starred in the now classic film “Invasion of the Body
Santa Mira (rather than Sierra Madre), becomes concerned when patients seem changed to him. Then he realizes what is happening. Frantic, McCarthy as Bennell crosses Kersting Court, running right onto Sierra Madre Blvd. shouting, “Stop and listen to me! They’re not human! Can’t you see? Everyone! They’re here already! You’re next!” Not
film ($416,911 according to some sources) spent 19 days on location, about two weeks in Sierra Madre, completing on April 18, 1955. In addition to McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Caroline Jones, and Sam Peckinpah are in the cast. Years after the film had been seen internationally and termed a hit; wags in Sierra Madre obtained some of the prop pods used in the
Other locations for the science fiction movie included Goya’s Nursery which was located above Carter Ave. near Michillinda Ave. Snatchers”. McCarthy died last week. McCarthy died on Sept. 11 of natural causes at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., at the age of 96. He is best remembered for his starring role in the science-fiction film filmed largely, though not completely, in Sierra Madre. In addition to location shots at the Sierra Madre Hotel and the then existing Goya’s Nursery located above Carter Ave. near
exactly flattering to Sierra Madreans. While downtown Sierra Madre merchants were pleased that a movie company would use their town, even with signage changes as the plot of the movie required, the Sierra Madre News reported in its March 17, 1955 story “Town Divided on Movie Site Subject” said that many merchants seemed to think the publicity would make up for any inconvenience the 100-plus
movie. According to Debbie Henderson, Assistant Librarian at the Sierra Madre Public Library, pods were placed in Kersting Court with the names of city councilmen on them. Other Sierra Madre filming locations :“Seven Little Foys”, “Family Plot” and “Legally Blonde”, but in film history Sierra Madre will be most remembered due to Kevin McCarthy’s compelling performance in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”.
Memories.” This year’s parade will feature 47 floats, 22 equestrian units and 22 marching bands. One of the newest additions to the Parade is the Ronald Reagan Library sponsored by, who else but Jelly Bellies! For those of you too young, Jelly Bellies were the sweet of choice for President Ronald Reagan in the Oval office. Jelly Belly became the favorite candy of Ronald Reagan, who eventually made the beans a staple in the Oval Office and on Air Force One after he was elected 40th president. President Reagan’s passion for jelly beans inspired Blueberry flavor, which was cooked up so he could serve red, white, and blue beans at his inaugural parties. Diplomats and world leaders clamored to have Jelly Belly beans on hand whenever Ronald Reagan visited. “Welcoming Honda as Presenting Sponsor of the 2011 Rose Parade is an organic evolution of our longstanding partnership,” said Throop. “For five decades, we have worked side-by-side with Honda to develop the Rose Parade into what it is today, and we are proud Honda is such a significant member of the Tournament family.” In support of this new step in its partnership with Honda, the Tournament of Roses will launch a new trademark composite logo recognizing and incorporating the Honda brand logo. In addition, Honda will have the lead float in the Rose Parade each year along with full usage of Tournament of Roses rights and marks as the official Presenting Sponsor. “Innovation, creativ-
ity and community service are values we share deeply with the Rose Parade,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, president and chief executive officer, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Elevating our role to serve as the Presenting Sponsor was a very natural decision for us. For the past 50 years, we have worked with the Tournament of Roses to bring entertainment and tradition to people around the world and to enhance the Southern California communities where we all work and live.” For the 2011 Rose Parade, Honda and the Tournament of Roses are employing Honda’s innovative environmental technologies to help the Rose Parade function more efficiently and reduce its carbon footprint. For the first time, Honda will power its Rose Parade float with a specially-configured hybrid, low-emissions power plant. In addition, Honda’s fuel-efficient CR-Z will be used as the Pace Car for the Parade. The 1960s: Honda’s partnership with the Tournament of Roses began in 1961 when the company first supplied two-wheeled vehicles for the 1962 Rose Parade operations. The 1970s: Honda entered the company’s first float, themed “Visions of Tranquility,” in the Rose Parade in 1977. Since then, Honda float entries have highlighted iconic images, including astronauts, trains, fire-breathing dragons, robots and space ships. Honda’s entries have garnered awards in 15 of the past 16 Rose Parades, including consecutive wins in the last 12. . The 2000s: In 2005, Honda made Rose Parade history with its entry “Fami-
lies Across America.” This was the longest float ever entered -- 30-feet high, 207feet long and featuring a full fireworks display. Honda began operations in the U.S. in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda’s first overseas subsidiary. Honda began U.S. production of motorcycles in 1979 and automobiles in 1982. The 122nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, will take place Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at 8 a.m. Another bit of publicity recently involved Amadeus Spa whose owner was indicited on Federal charges of stealing $26,000 from his employees. The Tournament of Roses has a 20-year relationship with Joe Wong, the owner of the spa which does the girls’ hair each year prior to the big parade. Each year the stylists of the Salon donate their time to do the Rose Court hair. The tradition will continue according to TOR Communications spokesperson Caryn Eaves who said “It’s a very unfortunate situation, “ she added “We’re very, very supportive of him and the salon,” she said. “We have no intention of leaving them or the stylists who donate their time to do the girls’ hair.” The owner of Amadeus is out on $50,000 bond and will is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Oct 19, 2010. The parade is held each year - rain or shine - on Jan. 1 in Pasadena unless that particular day falls on a Sunday. The Rose Parade Presented by Honda has a “never on a Sunday” policy.
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Pasadena Senior Center to Celebrate 50 Years with a Zest for Life Gala Continued from page 1 longest serving private nonprofit senior center, provides
seniors, age 50 and older, daily.
Huell Howser, popular television personality, and host of KCET’S California Gold will serve as emcee. Christian Perry, head choreographer of “Dancing with the Stars”, will present a special performance featuring his professional Rose City Ballroom dancers. Zest! will feature an evening of exuberant festivities, fine dining and honor for longtime community leader, Maggie Jagels, recognized for her dedication to the Pasadena Senior Center.
Highlights of the celebration include cocktails and mariachi music provided by Abel Ramirez of El Portal restaurant, and dinner catered by Peggy Dark and The Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Throughout the evening, musical guests, Art Deco and His Society Orchestra will perform music of the past 50 years for dancing.
Malo Beach, Maui, Hawaii and Little Cayman, in the Cayman Islands. A $2,500 gift certificate from Asanti Fine Jewellers, a unique, New Year’s Day extravaganza, original works of art, and more, will also be a part of the auction. Tickets for the Zest! benefit gala are $175 per person. All proceeds from
provides to the seniors of the San Gabriel Valley. Complimentary valet parking will also be provided for guests. For 50 years the Pasadena Senior Center, has served the community as an independent non-profit center supported through membership fees, private and business support and public sector funding for its out-
A live auction will take place featuring such items as vacation get-a-ways to the beautiful locations of St.
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Friends Of The Monrovia Public Library Fall 2010 Sale Friends of the Monrovia Public Library announce the Friends annual Fall Sale, October 8-10, 2010 in the Community Room of the Monrovia Public Library and at a booth in Library Park. During the sale, several thousand books and media will be available for purchase. On October 8, current members of the Friends are invited to shop the collection from noon to 5 p.m. Memberships may be renewed or purchased at the door. October 9-10, the sale will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 10 will feature the famous and now extended “$2 a Bag” sale. Purchase a bag for $2 at the door beginning at 3 p.m. and then fill the bag with your selections. The sale tables will be restocked daily giving all customers an opportunity to find excellent bargains. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Monrovia Public Library. While at the sale, take time to visit the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts 47th annual fine arts festival “Celebration of the Arts” in Library Park. This is one of the longest running art festivals in Southern California. The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library promote the Library by stimulating a greater use and appreciation of the literary, educational, and cultural advantages the library offers throughout the community. Monrovia Public Library 321 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016. For more information, call (626) 932-5555, Ext. 3124 or visit www.friendsofmonroviapubliclibrary.org
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The Social Whirl Arcadia Woman's Club Presents ‘A Rare Opportunity'
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Arcadia’s Host Lions Club members (l-r) George Taylor, the driver; Richard Giors and Peter Ulrich, at their eye-screening with the Lions Eye Mobile, September 18th, held in Duarte. another project, the club recently served 400 teachers and staff of Arcadia’s Unified School District for the 20th year, their hamburgers, chips and dessert for the “Back to School BBQ.” Take a bow Lions.
Prestigious Black Tie Gala will --Feature Beach Boys 21st Annual Crystal Ball Hosted by Methodist Hospital Foundation This year’s annual fund-raising event is literally close to our hearts! Proceeds will go to the hospital’s nationally recognized comprehensive cardio-care program. Methodist Hospital is a STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) receiving center approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Emergency Medical Ser-
vices 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 is a door-to-balloon time (interval between the patient’’ arrival and the opening of a blocked artery with an angioplasty balloon) of only 14 minutes. Co-chairs for this glitzy evening are Christine Antonovich and Dr. Richard Sun. For more information, call the Foundation office at (626) 898-8888.
Recently returned from her 17th trip to Afghanistan, working under the radar of the Taliban, International Women’s Health Care advocate Taraneth Salke will bring shocking and enlightening true life stories and pictures of her life in the villages of Afghanistan, Iran and Sierra Leon (Africa). Salke is the founder and executive director of Family Health Alliance (FHA), a female-led nonprofit, nonpolitical organization focused on the reproductive health and rights of women in countries with few, if any, resources. Salke is a frequent lecturer at UCLA and California State University at Northridge. Space is limited. A Thanksgiving lunch will be served – cost $20 members, $25 nonmembers. $10 and $15 is tax deductible and will be donated to the health organization for medical supplies. The event is hosted by Arcadia Woman’s Club, 324 S. First Ave. For reservations, send Checks to P.O. Box 661675, Arcadia, CA 91066. For more information, call Floretta Lauber, (626) 355-6945.
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Community Invited to Citywide Event, Oct. 22 “One Community, One Book” began more than a decade ago as a book club for the entire community to enjoy together simultaneously. Dozens of cities all across the country, from Pasadena to New York, have started similar programs with great success. At the suggestion of Arcadia School Board member Lori Phillipi to bring the idea to Arcadia, the Arcadia’s Best web site/community event organization, in partnership with Sho Tay and Carol
Libby, the Arcadia Historical Society’s fall membership program, the Arcadia Chinese Association and Arcadia Masonic Center, is inviting everyone in town to read or re-read the delightful and riveting Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel by Harper Lee, and then join hundreds of others at 6 p.m., Friday, October 22, at the Masonic Center, 50 W. Duarte Rd., for a fun and interactive discussion of the book. A community pot luck dinner will kick off the evening’s free festivities.
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Celebrating the start of the 15th year for Beacon Media (formerly Core Media), owner and founder Von Raees and his lady, Sarah Culbeson (author of “A Princess Found”), enjoy music of Cold Duck at Taste of Arcadia on September 20th.
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Pasadena Federal Credit Unveils New 90sq Ft Mural
The Pasadena Federal Credit Union (PFCU) celebrated its 75th anniversary Thursday evening by unveiling a 90-square foot mural that it commissioned from production designer, art director and artist Jerry
Ortega. An alumnus of Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design, Ortega is well known for his work in film and television. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Los An-
geles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich attended with PFCU Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Operations George Salardeau. Ortega and other alumni from Art Center College of Design, whose
work is also on display in the Credit Union’s lobby. After 75 years the PFCU is a staple in the community. It opened in 1935 and, since then, the not-for-profit institution has served more than 13,000
members, exceeding $130 million in assets. The credit union is the official credit union for the cities of Pasadena, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena as well as more than 100 local companies and
organizations, including the Art Center of College of Design, Pasadena Human Society, Friends of the Pasadena Public Library, and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
Long Time Monrovian Art Battaglia Remembered
Sierra Madre Chamber on the Move
A plaque honoring Art Battaglia will be dedicated next Tuesday, October 5 at Monrovia High School. Art was a long time Monrovian and
The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce is relocating to 20 W. Montecito Ave., Ste. C in Sierra Madre. The new location is just two doors from Baldwin
worked for 25 years as a campus aid at Monrovia High School. The celebration will be held in the main hall of the high school at 3:30 p.m. with
a short reception to follow. Those who remember “Mr. Battaglia are invited to attend.
Ave., and the opportunity for improved signage and visibility in the downtown area was one of the factors in the decision. The Chamber will be in its new loca-
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Built in 1927, this Spanish Revival home is 2,733 sq.ft on a 7,536 sq.ft. lot and located in the desirable South Pasadena school district. There are 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms. The is a terraced back yard with a grassy area and a cement pad that is “hot-tub-ready” with water and electrical. The front yard is expansive with picturesque Deodar and Palm trees. This home has been lovingly upgraded with copper plumbing, electrical, rebuilt chimney, reinforced foundation. It also includes French doors and windows, wood floor, central air and heat and new interior paint. Will you be the proud new owner? For more pictures and information please go to www.1301Diamond.com
1062 Beverly Way Altadena, CA Offered at $748,000
Take a step back in time in this fabulous Spanish Colonial Revival. For 34 years, until 1968, the home was owned by the well-regarded Cabot family. In mint, original condition, the home is a wonderful example of how historic and architectural preservation pays. A gracious living room with fireplace, wall sconces and a gorgeous picture window is featured along with a spacious formal dining room. A sunny, cheerful kitchen features original Catalina tile and a charming breakfast room overlooking the courtyard and pond, Oak floors, plaster arches, picture rails and unpainted wood are found throughout. There is a 400 sq. ft. basement and an attached studio apartment. 2,074 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. For additional information and pictures go to: www.1062Beverly.com.
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3735 e. Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA Offered at $725,000
Situated in Upper Hastings Ranch, this home is conveniently located to shopping, freeways and schools. This 1951 well-maintained home offers an open and spacious floor plan. Additional features include: formal entry, large living room with fireplace, sliding doors open to a tiled patio, grand family room with high ceilings & recessed lighting, adjacent to an updated kitchen, updated bathrooms, central air and heat, newer windows and roof. There is a mountain view from the back yard. For more information go to www.3735SierraMadre.com
607 hacienda Drive Monrovia, CA 91016 Offered at $545,000
Imagine the possibilities! This property is located on a quiet street and is behind a gated driveway and has some deferred maintenance. There is a detached 2 car garage, a guest house with kitchen, bath and pool. The square footage of the house is 1,369 square feet on a 14,985 sq. ft. lot. It was built in 1944. There is central air and forced air heating. This is a short sale, subject to lender’s approval. For additional information and pictures go to www.607Hacienda.com.
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725 Woodland Drive, Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $399,000
Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and close to the quaint village of downtown Sierra Madre, this home offers a country living lifestyle. The unique location allows you to forget the hustle and bustle of the big city, while just a short commute to downtown Los Angeles. Just minutes from your front door are hiking trails and Mary’s Market and Cafe! This cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath home is 837 sq. ft. on a 3,973 sq. ft. lot. There is a relaxing front porch, stone fireplace in the living room, walk-in closet in the large bedroom, and parking for 4 cars (a real commodity in the canyon). This is the perfect canyon hide-away! For more information and pictures go to www.725Woodland.com.
523 Brookside Lane Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $350,000
This is a great starter home and has been tastefully renovated inside and out. It is a short walk to Mary’s Market as well as to scenic hiking trails. There is Pergo flooring, updated kitchen, remodeled master bathroom with a washer/dryer combination, central air and heat, two patio areas both with views and an easy to maintain rear yard with hot tub. Appliances are included. Good starter home. This is a short sale. 628 sq. ft. home, 1921 sq. ft. lot. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. For additional information and pictures go to www.523Brookside.com.
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The Apaches will now prepare for their game first League game against Pasadena. Quarterback Miles Carr scored four the the touchdowns in last friday’s game. Arcadia (1-2), Temple City (0-3) preseason - Photo by Terry Miller
Alverno X Country Runners Medal at Bell-Jeff Griffith Park Invitational BY LARA L. LARRAMENDI Alverno High School Cross Country Team concluded its tune up competitions with four runners, two varsity and two junior varsity, capturing medals at the 37th Annual Bell-Jeff Griffith Park Cross Country Invitational held Saturday, September 25th at Griffith Park. Varsity runners Eryn Blakely and Audrey Davy improved their race times and finish over their 2009 performance. Blakely, a sophomore placed 4th clocking in at 21:20 and Davy, a senior, in 19th place with a time of 23.27. Only 106 runners had their times officially recorded in this race, even though there were more entries. Francesca Rueda, a freshman, and Sahhara Assafiri, senior, earned medals in the junior varsity race. Rueda posted a time of 30:11 and Assafiri came in at 31:31. In this race there were more entries than the 62 runners’ time that were officially recorded. More than 3,000 runners representing over 80 schools, some from as far away as Santa Maria and Mammoth Lakes, participated in this year’s 37th Annual Bellarmine/Griffith Park Cross Country Invitiational. Bellarmine/Griffith Park or Bell-Jeff Griffith Park, by whichever name you want to call it, everyone agreed that it was hot and dusty, hot and dusty. Tem-
peratures at 11:17 am race time for the Blue Division Varsity Girls and 12:23 pm for the Junior Varsity hovered in the triple digits. The high temperatures made the rugged 3-mile course of hills, dirt, soft sand and grassy surfaces even more challenging for the runners. All of the Jaguar runners that ran completed their race. Competing for the varsity team were Miranda Akkari, Eryn Blakely, Audrey Davy, Ashley Haylett, Kelly Janzen, Jessica Lopez and Adrianna Martinez. Junior varsity runners were Sahhara Assafiri, Holly Coates, Bella Daniels-Campos, Madi Daniels-Campos, Reagan Dowd, Victoria Pintado, Nicolette Rodriguez and Francesca Rueda. Alverno begins their quest for a Horizon League
cross-country championship on Wednesday, September 29th at 4pm against Holy Family at the Rose Bowl. After competing in two tough invitationals and finishing better than some of their League rivals (Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto, Holy Family, Sacred Heart of Jesus and San Gabriel Mission), Alverno’s runners are very motivated to win their League championship crown. Alverno High School is the independent, Catholic, college-prep high school for girls in Sierra Madre, celebrating 50 years of empowering exceptional women. Its college-prep curriculum, leadership program, arts and sports attracts students from public and private schools throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
Jaguar runners medal at Bellarmine/Griffith Park Invitational. left to right. Francesca Rueda, Eryn Blakely, Audrey Davy and Sahhara Assafiri.
September 30 - October 6, 2010
Monrovia Officials Comment on Proposed Initiative Measure
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Continued from page 8 Scott Ochoa’s Weekly Report and reported on by the local press. Ironically, circulators of the initiative petition have been among the police union’s most ardent supporters and even call out this support in their literature. Indeed, one of the petitioners actually participated in the Council meeting when the POB’ were originally discussed by the Council, at which time the Council gave direction to staff to prepare the necessary documents for the bonds’ issuance. In authorizing sale of the bonds in August 2008, the Council instructed the City staff to execute the transaction at the most opportune time – keeping in mind that the goal was to stabilize the pension cost as well as save money. Yet, as the fall of 2008 witnessed the collapse of the financial markets beginning with the failure of Lehman Bros. in September, the City’s ability to secure a favorable interest rate stretched out
nearly two years. Finally, in July 2010, the POBs were sold at an attractive 6.5% interest rate, generating a savings of $2.4 million in City pension costs over the next 18 years. Once again, the bond sale was written about and published by the City and reported on by the press. Mayor Pro Tem Tom Adams said, “The sale of these bonds made good financial sense; I don’t believe the initiative does. It’s obvious to me that all it would do is create financial chaos. It doesn’t fix anything. “This City Council – and previous Councils – has held Fiscal Responsibility as their number one priority. And we have been moving forward on pension and compensation reform before it had become so fashionable recently,” Adams continued. “The changes to the system are already being made. If anything, this initiative would get in the way and
slow down the work we’re already doing.” City Councilmember Joe Garcia said that the Council hadn’t taken a position on the initiative before now because, “… frankly, we haven’t been able to figure out what the petitioners were trying to accomplish. They’ve claimed to support the MPOA contract, which is predicated on the bonds. They watched this entire process unfold. They should know that you can’t just stop paying for something because you suddenly decide you don’t want to anymore. The world doesn’t work that way.” Councilmember Clarence Shaw agreed. “Even if this was constitutionally possible, and I don’t believe it is, it’s still not the right answer. To cut off $4 million per year for an ongoing obligation is going to mean coming up with $4 million from someplace else. I hear from parents and families who enjoy
our services and programs; they don’t want to see us eliminate programs they depend on.” And Councilmember Becky Shevlin added, “In times like these, I think the community wants to pull together to find solutions, not simply tear things apart simply to see what would happen. Based on our surveys, program evaluations and our daily interactions with folks, people want to see Monrovia succeed, not fail.” The Mayor and each member of the Council joined in pointing to Monrovia’s 2009 Citizen Satisfaction Survey that showed only 7% of Monrovia’s residents saying that “local government and taxes” were high on their dislike lists. “Our residents are very happy with the way their community is run,” said Mayor Lutz. “The survey done last year by the Rose Institute – during the worst part of the recession, mind you – showed that
95% of Monrovians were quite satisfied and that Monrovia is headed in the right direction. At this point, the City will facilitate the standard process of verifying signatures and will work with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder to review the validity of the signatures gathered. Any substantive issue relating to the petition itself would be reviewed at a later date. “We will continue to observe the process for the time being,” Ochoa stated. Ultimately, the City Council members remained reserved and unruffled by the submission of the petition. “Nobody likes taxes,” Lutz said, “but our citizens have said time and again that they’re willing to pay for the value they receive – from saving our hillsides, to improving our schools, to building our beautiful new public library – and they tell us themselves that they are getting great value for their dollars.”
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Come join the First Presbyterian Church Concert Choir as we prepare for our annual Christmas Concert! We will be performing Handel’s Messiah and other Christmas works, accompanied by orchestra. This is a great experience that you can’t miss – we expect to have another ‘full house’ attend this concert. Rehearsals begin Thursday, October 7th from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (and continue every Thursday until the concert) (childcare available upon request) The performance is Sunday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Choir Room, 101 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia For more information, please contact: Dr. Peter Green, Director of Music Phone: (626) 358-3297 ext. 205 Email: peter@ fpcmonrovia.org
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Local Gadfly, Cyrus Kemp, Questions City of Monrovia on Initiative Cyrus Kemp, to whom some refer to a local gadfly , has some perspective on recent press reports in another paper and felt some clarification was needed: Kemp runs a watchdog website : monroviavotes.com The following is Mr. Kemp’s response to that article and the city’s publicity releases on the Bell Scandal and the Initiative. “ You made the comment that the benefits received by the City Employees are in their contracts. While this is true, their contracts are only for a specific period of time. In the case of Monrovia, their last contract period was for the period of 2008 to 2010. That means their contracts are currently being renegotiated. The City of Monrovia should be cutting salaries, overtime and benefits to bring their salaries more in line with that of the private sector. Fire Department Overtime should be heavily restricted much like with the Monrovia Police Department. You repeated Scott
Ochoa’s comments that to statewide statutory initiahe is trying to disqualify tives. As a consequence of our initiative on constitu- these provisions, the only tional grounds. Mr. Ochoa limits on local residents’ apparently doesn’t under- ability to overturn local stand Proposition 218. revenue raising measures a. In general, the appear to be those in the intent of Proposition 218 federal constitution, such was to ensure that all taxes as the federal debt impairand most charges on prop- ment clause. c. Mr. Ochoa erty owners are subject to voter approval. In addi- seems to forget that we tion, Proposition 218 seeks live in a Democracy rather to curb some perceived than a Dictatorship. Why abuses in the use of assess- is it constitutional to apments and property-related prove a tax through the fees, specifically the use of initiative process (it only these revenue-raising tools passed by 79 votes in 1950 to pay for general govern- by the way) , but not to remental services rather than peal one? Mr. Ochoa has demonstrated time and property-related services. b. Proposition 218 time again that the rights eliminates any ambigu- of Monrovia residents are ity regarding the power of only considered when Mr. local residents to use the Ochoa agrees with the outinitiative by stating that come. d. People like Mr. residents of California shall Ochoa seem to forget that have the power to repeal salon & day spa or reduce any local www.BellisimaSalon.com tax, they work for us, not the other way around. assessment, or501fee. In Avenue, ad- Monrovia, S. Myrtle California 91016This arin Oldforbids Town Monrovia at the corner of Myrtle and Lemon rogance is what created the dition,Salon the located measure the Legislature and local colossal debt that threatens (626)our 357-0017 nation. governments from impose. 561 registered ing a signature requirement for local initiatives that is voters in Monrovia have higher than that applicable signed a valid petition ask-
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September 30 - October 6, 2010
The Social Whirl
HolDING bACK IS A THING of THE pAST A new smile lets you bloom Among the largest crowd ever at this year’s fabulous Taste of Arcadia, are (l-r) Richard Vethamani, Barb Kovacic (three-time first lady of Arcadia), Cary Andres (Monrovia), and Craig and Diane Lucas, long-time community leaders in Arcadia.
A Noise Within Announces ‘Pay What You Can'Date for its Production of ‘Blithe Spirit' A Noise Within, the critically acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, announces “Pay What You Can” date for one of its fall 2010 productions, Noel Coward’s timeless comedic gem “Blithe Spirit.” “Pay What You Can” dates, which allow patrons to purchase tickets for what they can afford, are, Thursday, October 7, for “Blithe Spirit.” Performances begin t 8 p.m. “Pay What You Can” tickets are sold on a firstcome, first-served basis based on availability, with a limit of two per person. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office, 234 S. Brand Blvd.), after 2 p.m. on the day of the performance with cash only. ($10 minimum suggested.) “Blithe Spirit,” by Noel Coward, opens at A Noise Within Saturday, October 9 and closes Friday, December 17, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, October 2.) Damaso Rodriguez directs Coward’s masterpiece, a quintessential ensemble work, in which novelist Charles Condomine and his wife, Ruth, get more than they bargained for when an after dinner, led by local spiritualist/eccentric Madame Arcati, produces an uninvited guest from the great beyond to crash the party, prompting a delightfully cosmic clash of personalities, both worldly and otherwise. In this glittering comedy of the soul that ponders the eternal essence of what it is to be in a relationship, Coward’s mastery
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Obituaries Ray McCarville, A Member of the Greatest Generation and a Monrovia Old Cat has Died BY SUSAN MOTANDER Raymond V. McCarville, 85, died on September 21, 2010. This man was a quiet power who loved one woman, Phyllis, his whole life and loved many things in that life. He loved his children, Marsha and Michael, he loved his alma mater, Monrovia High School, he loved his unit in the military, the 1st Cavalry, and he greatly loved his church, Immaculate Conception. Many of the things he became involved with he did together with his wife Phyllis who preceded him in death in 2004. Phyllis had been the City Clerk of Monrovia and a member of the City Council. Together with Ray, they were instrumental in implementing “Make a Difference Day” here each year. As a result of this and many other activities Ray was named Senior Volunteer of the Year several years ago. While his health has curtailed some of his activities in recent years, he could still be found each Tuesday morning at the Monrovian where he joined the other “Old Cats”, Monrovia High graduates from the war years. The last time I saw Ray he was with other members of the Southern California 1st Cavalry Association of which he had been the president for many years. They were at Arcadia County Park to help celebrate local service personnel and veterans. Ray was proud of his service in the !st Cav. during W.W.II
He saw action in the South Pacific where he occasionally met up with his older brother, Robert who was a pilot with the Black Panther Squadron, 1st Marine Auxiliary Wing. According to the stories he told his buddies, his brother on was able to drop more than the usual supplies to his little brother. Sgt. Ray was, therefore, popular with his comrades as his big brother Robert was able to supply him with a bottle or two, now
and then. Another of the stories told about Ray during those years was that while he was trained as a Browning Automatic Rifleman, he wasn’t the best shot in the unit. That distinction belonged to a young man from the hills of Kentucky. As Ray told the story, he was the spotter for this young man. In essence Ray was a bird dog for that sharp shooter. More than anything else, Ray was a man of faith. Many people talk about their faith, Ray acted upon his. Father Francis Cassidy who celebrated the funeral mass for Ray on Monday, told a short story about him. Several year ago Father Cassidy
was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As he told the story, the doorbell rang in the rectory. It was Ray announcing that he was taking the priest to City of Hope. Despite having no appointment, Father Cassidy said that within a hour or so he was talking to the doctor who later performed his surgery. He said that Ray was a man of actions. Another of those actions was befriending and assisting the order of nuns assigned to Immaculate Conception. Currently that order is the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master, and when they moved, it was Ray and his daughter Marsha who rented trucks and helped the sisters with their move. He was active in the Monrovia Alumni Association and served as member of the Alvord Ashby/ Lancaster alumni College Scholarship Committee which awarded scholarships to Monrovia and Duarte High School students. He was also a member of the Monrovia Rotary Club, the Gad-A-Bouts and the Monrovia Old Cats. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Marsha McCarville; son and daughter in law, Michael & Mara McCarville; sister, Mary Ruth McCarville, and his grandchildren, Justin, Shane & Katie. Following the funeral mass on Monday, Ray was laid to rest with full military honors at Live Oak Memorial Park beside his beloved wife Phyllis.
Angela (Betty) Cary Reed 1923-2010 Angela (Betty) Cary Reed died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 21. She was at home, as she wanted, in Sierra Madre. Born and raised in California, she started at U.C.L.A. at the age of 16 and graduated at 19. Betty and her husband Jim moved the family to Sierra Madre in 1959. Their 3 children went to Ascension Parish Day School, P.H.S., and LaSalle. After her children left home she had a successful local realty career for thirty years
and donated her time to several charities. Betty loved reading, playing tennis, and bridge. She joined the Friends of the Library and was active for many years. She started playing tennis in the 1930’s and continued until injuries from a car accident caused her to quit in 1997. Her husband of 51 years, Jim, died during her 6 month recovery. An avid and expert bridge player, she played until 2004 when she felt she could no longer play to the level she wanted for her self and her partners.
Betty then lived quietly at home reading the paper in the morning, watching the evening news at dinner, and enjoying the seasons pass by until she died at the age of 87. She was cared for by her son, Jay, in her last decade. Her three children, Steve Luder, Lisa Reed, and Jay Reed, loved her very much and miss her. There will be no services and the date of the disposition of her ashes is unknown at this time. If any remembrances are desired please donate to the Friends of the Library.
Jerrold E. Marsden, 68 Cal Tech Professor of Engineering Jerrold Eldon Marsden, the Carl F. Braun Professor of Engineering, Control and Dynamical Systems, and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Caltech, passed away on the evening of September 21, 2010, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was 68. Marsden was one of the leading world experts in mathematical and theoretical mechanics. His work spanned a variety of fields, including fluid mechanics, geometric mechanics, elasticity, control theory, dynamical systems, and numerical methods. By focusing on geometric foundations, he was able to unite different disciplines, connecting mathematical theory with physical models and practical applications. His work has, consequently, influenced geometers and physicists alike. His research has led to advances in many areas, including spacecraft mission design, turbulence modeling, and the design of underwater vehicles. Marsden’s influence was felt around the globe, in no small part because of his countless international collaborations. “Jerry was an amazing intellectual, a gifted professor, and one of the finest colleagues that I have met,” says Ares Rosakis, the Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics
and professor of mechanical engineering, and chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. “He was a great mentor to many of our Caltech students and our younger colleagues.” Born in Ocean Falls, British Columbia, Canada, Marsden graduated from the University of Toronto in 1965 with a BSc in mathematics. He received his PhD in applied mathematics in 1968 from Princeton University. He then joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, before coming to Caltech in 1992 as a Fairchild Distinguished Scholar. He was appointed professor of control and dynamical systems in 1995, and in 2003, he was named the Carl F. Braun Professor. In 1992, he helped found the Fields Institute, a mathematical research institute at the University of Toronto, where he was a director until 1994. Marsden was an accomplished educator and mentor, having written six undergraduate math textbooks, which are used worldwide, and 14 monographs, many of which are the definitive references in their fields. He has had more than 40 PhD students and postdocs. In 2006, Caltech’s Graduate Student Council awarded him its Teaching and Mentoring Award.
He received numerous other awards that recognized his contributions as a researcher and educator: the Jeffrey-Williams Prize, the AMS-SIAM Norbert Wiener Prize, two Humboldt Prizes, a Fairchild Fellowship, the Max Planck Research Award, the SIAM von Neumann Prize, and the United Technologies Research Award. In 2006, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey. He will posthumously be awarded the 2010 Thomas K. Caughey Award this coming November in Vancouver. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 2006 and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Christopher and Alison; grandchildren Eliza and Isaac; and sister Judy. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Jerrold E. Marsden Scholarship Fund, which is an endowment that will be used to support students in Caltech’s Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. Alternatively, contributions can be made to the Pasadena dog rescue, Mutts and Moms.
September 30 - October 6, 2010
POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD
For the period of Sunday, September 19, through Saturday, September 25, the Police Department responded to 938 calls for service of which 115 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, September 19: Units were called to Bar Twist, 48 East Huntington, around 2:01 a.m. regarding a fight in progress. A 22-yearold male Hispanic suspect was found in the alley, and a record check revealed that he had a $20,000 outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The man was arrested and during the booking search, a baggie containing a white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine was found in his sock. Around 8:16 p.m., JC Penney loss prevention personnel detained a male juvenile for theft. The suspect removed sales tags from a pair of jeans, concealed the item in a shopping bag, and left the store without making payment. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 17-year-old Caucasian was taken into custody for commercial burglary.
Monday, September 20: Between 3:30 p.m. on September 17 and 6:30 a.m. on September 20, a commercial burglary occurred in the 1300 block of Glencoe. Unknown suspects cut the lock on a fence that surrounded a house under construction and stole two bathtubs and various tools. The total reported loss was approximately $3,604.
later, Monrovia PD detained the suspect in the 100 block of Violet, and a 23-year-old male Caucasian was taken into custody by APD for reckless driving. Around 9:40 a.m., a woman notified police that her ex-boyfriend was following her and there was a valid restraining order. A 23-yearold male African-American was stopped at Baldwin and the 210 Freeway and was arrested for disobeying a court order. During an inventory search of his car, the victim’s cell phone was found so he was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Wednesday, September 22: A commercial burglary was reported in the 900 block of Fallen Leaf around 7:46 a.m. Unknown suspects entered the fenced construction site between 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on September 21, and several new appliances worth almost $7,000 were stolen. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., units responded to Westfield Mall regarding an assault on two security guards. Investigation revealed that security personnel were following a suspicious man who was looking into parked vehicles. Believing that he was possibly involved in auto burglaries, the security guards tried to contact him but he ran to avoid detention. When the suspect was cornered, he tried to cause bodily injury to the guards by swinging his elbows at them. Once he was detained, he provided a false date of birth to police in order to delay his identification. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 38-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody.
Around 12:39 p.m., units responded to the 1500 block of South Fifth in reference to a grand theft that occurred between 9:00 p.m. on September 1 and 9:00 a.m. on September 17. The elderly victims claimed that two gold rings were missing, and they believed that hospice caregivers may have taken the rings.
Thursday, September 23: A victim came to the station at 11:56 a.m. and reported that unknown suspects acquired their credit card account information by unknown means and made seven unauthorized purchases totaling $1,532. The purchases were made between August 14 and 17.
Tuesday, September 21: Officers observed a motorcyclist driving in a reckless manner near Santa Anita and the 210 Freeway around 9:25 a.m. Due to the excessive speed, no attempt was made to pursue the motorcyclist but a radio broadcast was made. A short time
At 2:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to the alley south of Southview Road where three male juveniles were observed loitering. Upon contact by Arcadia officers, two were found to be in possession of marijuana and one was in possession of a large felt tip Sharpie. Fif-
teen feet away was a fresh graffiti tag.
Friday, September 24: Officers were dispatched to Chase Bank, 700 West Huntington, around 2:28 p.m. regarding a possible fraud in progress. Investigation revealed that a male subject applied for a financial job online and was instructed to open a new business checking account. The employer made a $300,000 deposit into the account and then the man was directed to wire $285,000 to a bank in Russia. Shortly thereafter, the bank’s fraud department informed the bank manager that the $300,000 deposit was fraudulent and the account was frozen. At 5:49 p.m. a vehicle burglary occurred at the Westfield Mall parking lot between Macy’s and Just Tires. Items taken were a skin scanner worth $1,000 and Elizabeth Arden gift bags worth $1,200.
Saturday, September 25: In the early morning hours, a traffic stop was initiated at Colorado and San Luis Rey when a passenger was seen throwing a lit cigarette from a car. When the occupants were contacted, officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and person. A field sobriety test was conducted and it was determined that the 26-year-old male Caucasian driver was operating the vehicle while impaired. He was arrested for DUI without incident. At 11:00 p.m., officers conducted an area search for two 16-year-old male juveniles who were reported as missing. The juveniles, one Hispanic and one Caucasian, were eventually apprehended. One juvenile had an outstanding no bail warrant for burglary, so he was transported to the Eastlake Juvenile Detention Center. The other juvenile, who is a ward of the State, was returned to the McKinley Children’s Center in San Dimas.
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 549 service events, resulting in 116
investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Residential Burglary On September 17 at 1:39 p.m., an officer went to a residence in the 400 block of Park Rose regarding a burglary. The victim told the officer he had filing boxes with old checks, receipts and documents from an old business that no longer exits. The boxes were kept near his front door, which is kept open a lot. Someone apparently entered the residence and took the boxes. Nothing else was taken. Residential Burglary On September 17 at 3:10 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of West Foothill reported she had just returned home from work and someone had broken into her home. An officer responded and cleared the location. Entry was made through a side door. Some jewelry and old checks were taken, but the victim was unsure if anything else was taken. Investigation continuing. Commercial Burglary - Suspects Arrested On September 17 at 3:51 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a male and a female in custody for shoplifting. The officer determined the subjects had committed burglary; both were arrested and taken into custody. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On September 18 at 1:08 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle traveling south on Myrtle that was following another vehicle too closely. He noticed the driver was also swerving on the roadway. He stopped the driver and during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested. Domestic Violence / Battery on a Peace Officer On September 19 at 2:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to Hidden Valley Rd. regarding a domestic violence incident in progress. When they arrived, the
husband was attempting to restrain his wife, who was intoxicated and violent. As an officer entered the location, he was pushed by the wife. The officers were able to restrain the wife and she was taken into custody without further incident. The husband was bleeding and had sustained visible injuries. He did not desire medical treatment. The wife was not injured.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle - Suspects Arrested On September 19 at 7:20 p.m., an officer on patrol located a stolen vehicle in the area of Californian Avenue, near Duarte. He followed the vehicle into a parking lot in Duarte. Additional Monrovia officers were requested to assist in a high-risk traffic stop. Two suspects were arrested and later interviewed. After investigation, the female driver was charged with grand theft auto and receiving stolen property. The male passenger was released, pending further investigation. Mountain Lion Sighting On September 20 at 10:20 p.m., police received the report of a mountain lion sighted in a backyard in the 700 block of Oakglade. Officers were able to direct it back into the hills.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, September19th, to Saturday September 25th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 310 calls for service.
Sunday, September 19th: 08:40 AM- Vandalism, 149 North Baldwin Ave. Unknown suspects broke a day care classroom window on the northwest side of Bethany Church sometime between Friday, 0917-2010 and Sunday, 09-192010. 10:05 AM-Auto Burglary, West Bonita Ave. Unknown suspects smashed the driver’s front side window, entered the car and took a $550 GPS from the car. The suspects left in an unknown direction. Tuesday, September 21st: 11:41 PM- Arrest, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Baldwin Ave. An officer stopped a motorist after learning a traffic warrant
was attached to the vehicle. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol. The motorist was arrested for DUI and transported to the Pasadena Police Jail for booking. 12:23 PM- Assault with Deadly Weapon, Mountain Trail. The suspect assaulted the victim and then threatened suicide. As the suspect was leaving, police arrived and the suspect, armed with a knife, ran back to the apartment and shut the door. When the victim then tried to prevent the suspect from closing the door, he kicked her several times and forced her outside. Officers forced the door open and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was taken into protective custody for a psychiatric evaluation. Two officers were injured during the call and were treated at a local medical center. 05:22 PM- Fraudulent use of Credit Card, Sierra Madre area. San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department notified Sierra Madre Police Department that a Victorville resident had his debit card stolen. Unknown suspects used the victim’s debit card at an unknown ATM in Sierra Madre.
Wednesday, September 22nd: 8:06 PM- Arrest, Public Intoxication, Auburn Ave. Officers went to the Auburn Avenue parking lot in response to a call of a possible drunk man who had fallen down. Investigation revealed the man to be under the influence of an intoxicating liquor and unable to care for himself. He was arrested, booked into Pasadena Jail and later released. 07:58 AM- Child Abuse, Sierra Madre Area. This case involves an allegation of emotional abuse. Saturday, September 25th: 09:01 AM- Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. He found a clear plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance while searching the car. The officer later determined the substance to be methamphetamine. The driver admitted to buying the methamphetamine for his girlfriend. The driver was arrested and transported to the Pasadena Police Department Jail for booking.
20 September 30 - October 6, 2010 PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA09-252221-BL Order # 090133555-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2006. 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): LINDA CHUNG, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 8/8/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1756576 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/13/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,029,445.70 The purported property address is: 6217 Ivar Avenue Temple City, CA 91780 Assessors Parcel No. 5386-010-021 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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081. 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 not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. 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: 9/16/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247-9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3738880 09/23/2010, 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 437041CA Loan No. 3014611911 Title Order No. 137093 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1010-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-14-2010 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-17-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20072363341, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: PAUL E. HARPER, AN UNMARRIED
MAN, 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 153 IN TRACT NO. 16286, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 373, PAGES 3 TO 6 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $512,228.66 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5623 COCHIN AVENUE ARCADIA, CA 91006 APN Number: 8572-004-020 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: 09-17-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 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# 3740419 09/23/2010, 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 732897CA Loan No. 3018555171 Title Order No. 3206-213535 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-13-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-14-2010 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-21-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20072584854, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: THU N. NGUYEN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, 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: THE NORTH 66 FEET OF THE SOUTH 147.75 FEET OF THE WEST 182.42 FEET OF THE WEST ½ OF THE NORTH ½ OF LOT 104 OF ARCADIA ACREAGE TRACT, IN THE CITY OF ARCADIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 10, PAGE 18 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,714,132.53 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1626 SOUTH 2ND AVENUE ARCADIA, CA 91006 APN Number: 5790-004-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 09-17-2010 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.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 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# 3741349 09/23/2010, 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1260241-14 APN: 5773-016-161 TRA: 01887 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7618 REF: Choi, Ki Sook Lee IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 14, 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. On October 13, 2010, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 20, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 0585997 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Ki Sook Lee Choi, A Married Woman, As Her Sole and Separate Property., will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California, 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 described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 200 South 3rd Avenue Unit A Arcadia CA 91006 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $565,332.91. 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. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 920229004 Dated: September 03, 2010. (R-341518 09/23/10, 09/30/10, 10/07/10) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100134003352 Title Order No.: 100383322 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/19/2005. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/10/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1907207 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: CHRISTOPHER W. MOORE AND ANGELA MOORE, 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: 10/20/2010 TIME OF SALE: 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. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1613 MAYFLOWER AVENUE, ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA 91006 APN#: 8510-030-022 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 $479,452.69. 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: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com 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. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 09/30/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3739660 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010, 10/14/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0013734 Title Order No. 09-8-050346 Investor/Insurer No. 71723519 APN No. 5790-015-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/16/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JESSICA ALARID, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/16/2005 and recorded 07/27/05, as Instrument No. 05 1776262, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/28/2010 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: 534 EAST NORMAN
AVENUE, 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 $860,943.15. 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: 05/20/2009 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# 3745384 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010, 10/14/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0051054 Title Order No. 09-8-156398 Investor/Insurer No. 1706343827 APN No. 8573-021-032 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/01/2008. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GLORIA RAQUEL GUERRA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 02/01/2008 and recorded 02/20/08, as Instrument No. 20080291889, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/28/2010 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: 11009 DAINES DRIVE, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 91780. 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 $461,908.90. 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: 07/30/2009 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# 3752085 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010, 10/14/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM196436-C Loan No. 7427631064 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/1/2006. 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 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. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:RAMONA RUIZ, AN UNAMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 3/7/2006 as Instrument No. 06-0487038 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:10/18/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Property Address is purported to be: 10153 GREEN STREET TEMPLE CITY, California 91780 APN #: 8585-003-014 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $977,113.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 9/16/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3740182 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010, 10/14/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0017043 Title Order No. 09-8-055946 Investor/Insurer No. 101558674 APN No. 8517-008-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/07/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JANE BRAVERMAN, A WIDOW, dated 10/07/2005 and recorded 10/14/05, as Instrument No. 05 2476564, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/28/2010 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: 401 SOUTH SHAMROCK AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 910163027. 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 $465,621.32. 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: 05/19/2009 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# 3749676 09/30/2010, 10/07/2010, 10/14/2010 Trustee Sale No. 243902CA Loan No. 0079227005 Title Order No. 500823 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE
BeaconMediaNews.com IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-21-2003. 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 10-21-2010 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-05-2003, Book , Page , Instrument 03 0631947, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: LERMA PATTUGALAN, A SINGLE WOMAN, 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 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: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,525,177.03 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 707 CARRIAGE HOUSE DR ARCADIA, CA 91006 APN Number: 5769-009-038 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 09-29-2010 SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com 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 P749438 9/30, 10/7, 10/14/2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Government Code Section 6066 and Civil Code Section 1988 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on October 22, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., Huntington Oaks Delaware Partners, LLC, the owner and landlord of the Huntington Oaks Shopping Center shall sell at public sale all moveable trade fixtures and equipment located in the premises commonly known as 678 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, California 91016 (the “Premises”). The sale will take place at the Premises. The minimum bid for a bulk purchase of all items must include storage costs of $3,853.00 and costs of sale of $155.00. For information concerning the sale, please contact Charles R. Sullivan, The Festival Companies at (949) 548-0638 ext. 204 or email C.Sullivan@festivalcos.com. The equipment to be sold consists of tables, chairs, filing cabinets, wallboards and other miscellaneous office items. Dated: September 24, 2010 King & Associates 140 Newport Center Drive, Suite 250 Newport Beach, California 92660 Attorneys for Huntington Oaks Delaware Partners, LLC Publish: September 30, October 7, 2010.
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911 Emergency Immunity Continued from page 1 all parents hope for, that if our children ever need help their companions will make the right decision and call 911. This bill will encourage our teens to make the right choices.” There have been several incidents of young Californians who have died due to suspected alcohol poisoning – including a young South Pasadena man last December - where no one called for help. The inaction has been attributed to a fear of prosecution. AB 1999 offers limited immunity to the victim and one or two young people who call “911” and stay with the underage drinker until help arrives. Research done at Cornell University has shown that “911 Immunity” policies are successful in getting more teenagers to call 911. In addition, college campuses that have implemented this policy have also seen an increase in the number of students who seek help for drinking problems. The idea for AB 1999 came from local PTA president Kathy Hernandez who
became aware of three other states which have adopted 911 immunity for teenagers, Texas, New Jersey and Colorado. Kathy contacted Assemblymember Portantino on Facebook suggesting the idea that California adopt similar legislation. Portantino, a public school dad and PTA member, has had a long history cooperating with the PAT on local issues, researched the idea and immediately introduced the bill. “Certainly having recently witness the tragedy of Aydin Salek and hearing about other teens in California, I was very appreciative of Kathy for bringing this idea to my attention. Nothing can bring the teens back to us that we have lost to tragic circumstances but when we have the opportunity to save a life in the future you we have to take those opportunities,” concluded Portantino. Salek was an intern in Assemblymember Portantino’s Pasadena office. AB 1999 will go into effect January 1, 2011.
Celebrating China National Day-2010 World Chinese Golf Club Cup” is in Full Swing Sixty golfers from Mainland China along with ninety Chinese-American golfers will be participating in this competition. This event will allow overseas Chinese golf enthusiast to demonstrate their golfing skills as well having the opportunity for cultural exchange with Chinese-American golfers. This event serves to bridge Chinese golfers internationally in celebrating the birthday of their motherland. It will be held on October 3, 2010 at Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, California. The event will hold three firsts: The People’s Republic of China was first established in 1949 and this will be the first time that this National Day is celebrated through a golf tournament in Southern California. The event will reflect 30 years of reform, new and continuous economic growth in China, the crosscultural relations between the U.S. and China, and the increasing numbers of golf enthusiasts in China.
China Council General, Chen Yun, will tee-off the tournament. This will the China ambassador’s first time demonstrating his support for overseas Chinese in a sporting event. His participation serves to represent the rise of Chinese affairs in different fields while reflecting the support of China from overseas Chinese. The purpose of this competition is to meet fellow golfers and to establish friendship through the sport of the game. The reward for this competition is equally dignified. To recognize the effort of these excellent golf players, the organization will award more than $15,000.00 in rewards that includes international airline tickets and other exquisite local gifts. The event committee has transferred $2,500.00 from a donation given by Time Warner Cable TV Ltd. to the Chinese American Golf Foundation, the largest Youth Golf Organization in California. For Further information Contact: (626) 272-6131
Old Pasadena Hosts California’s largest Free Dance Fesitival October 10 at Memorial Park Eclectic Mix of Dance Troupes on Tap to perform Dances from around the world will be performed at the first-ever Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival, Sunday, October 10, from 1pm to 6pm at Memorial Park and Lineage Performing Arts Center in Old Pasadena. This free festival of multi-cultural costume, music and movement will feature dance troupes performing traditional Mexican, Russian, African, Irish, Spanish Flamenco, East Indian and Chinese dance, amongst others. Over 50 dancers grace the stage during the Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival, spotlighting a unique range of traditional cultural dances. The grand finale to Pasadena Art Weekend, the inaugural year’s program
kicks off with a dynamic flamenco performance by Mojacar Flamenco. Other exciting performances taking place at Memorial Park include the worldrenowned Nigerian Talking Drum and Dance Ensemble, the vibrant East Indian classical folk dance of Ramya Harishankars Arpana Dance Company, and the Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian dance of Ensemble Barynya, amongst others. The festival will conclude with a very special performance celebrating the Mexican Bicentennial by the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Southern California, the 22 member Danza Floricanto. The Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival is one of the few dance fes-
tivals in the world where the audience is encouraged to participate in the show. Following each performance, the dancers will teach movements from that culture, so audience members can get moving too! Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Lineage Performing Arts Center for free dance workshops throughout the day. All-ages and levels are welcome to take part in learning traditional Korean, West African, and Rumba/ Tango dance. The Lineage Performing Arts Center will also host two performance showcases featuring a variety of unique cultural dances.
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Sierra Madre City Manager Responds.... Continued from page 1 merman, Mr. John Crawford, Mr. John Hermann and Ms. Anita Delmer: Thank you for your September 13, 2010 letter requesting the Council conduct another public hearing and Proposition 218 process for the proposed water rate increases. As stated in your correspondence, the Council did not take action to increase water rates at their July 27th meeting. The Council also has not given direction or discussed any proposals to increase water rates since their July 27th meeting. Accordingly, at this time it would be premature to schedule any public hearings, or to perform a subsequent Proposition 218 ballot process, since we do not know what increase the Council would like to adopt or even if they intend to adopt an increase. Once staff receives formal direction from the City Council regarding whether and how to increase water rates, a determination will be made regarding the procedural
steps necessary to implement the Council’s directive. In the meantime, I will keep your correspondence and will take it under consideration, if and when the Council provides direction regarding water rates. Thank you again for your correspondence and please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future. As you’re aware, I am always available to meet to discuss any City, or water department related questions, and I appreciate receiving your input and recommendations. Sincerely, Elaine Aguilar City Manager Elaine Agular added in a correspondence with this newspaper that her response was a direct response to the letter’s demand. The letter was a demand that the, “Council conduct another public hearing upon the proposed rate increase...” Elaine Aguilar also said that her response replied directly to that demand, by stating
that “it would be premature to schedule any public hearings, or to perform a subsequent Proposition 218 ballot process, since we do not know what increase the Council would like to adopt or even if they intend to adopt an increase.” If and when the Council provides direction regarding water rates, a determination will be made regarding the necessary steps, according to city manager Aguilar. The 1996 ballot initiative amended the state’s constitution requiring local governments to obtain approval from property owners before applying a tax. City Attorney Sandra Levin said she was confident the city has complied with constitutional requirements. A projected water rate hike, if approved, could raise water rates between about 33 percent and 37.5 percent over the next five years, depending on the water meter and the amount of water used.
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20 Years of Facing Cancer Together On September 6, 1990, The Wellness CommunityFoothills opened its doors in Pasadena with the mission to provide professionally led support services for people affected by cancer. Since that time, the organization has provided support groups for people diagnosed with all types of cancer, for caregivers of cancer patients, and for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. Educational workshops and mindbody/fitness classes are also available year-round to residents of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. During the 20th Anniversary celebration on October 6, 2010, founders of The Wellness CommunityFoothills will be honored for their visionary leadership. The Wellness Community – Foothills Founders include Marguerite Marsh, PhD, Arlene Harder, MFT, Deborah Bolton, RN, and Paul Taylor. Marguerite Marsh was helping in the office of a local oncologist in the late 1980’s when she heard about original The Wellness Community which was operating in Santa Monica. She decided to meet with Dr. Harold Benjamin, who developed
The Wellness Community model for psychosocial cancer services and after their meeting, she devoted herself to gathering a group of like-minded professionals, and getting a Wellness Community established to serve Pasadena and the surrounding communities. Another highlight of the Anniversary event will be the change of name from The Wellness Community to Cancer Support Community. President of the Board, Gaurav Malhotra, noted “only our name is changing, the same great programs will be available free of charge to all people affected by cancer at Cancer Support Community.” Cancer Support Community resulted from the recent merger of The Wellness Community with Gilda’s Clubs. Beginning in 2011 a new program designed for children with parents diagnosed with cancer and their families will be launched at the Pasadena facility. The 20th Anniversary celebration, led by Co-Chairs, Meg Symes and Clay Marquardt, and Honorary Chairman, Mayor Bill Bogaard, will welcome all those who played a role
in helping The Wellness Community-Foothills become the successful, effective nonprofit organization is today. Guests will include board members, program participants, donors, friends and staff members who have supported the organization in many ways through the years. “We invite everyone who feels concern for people facing cancer to come to this event and recognize 20 years of service by The Wellness Community. With one in four Californians forecast to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, this organization is relative to all of us!” Members of Mid Valley Arts League have donated framed paintings that will be available for purchase during the event. Catering is being donated by Kitchen for Exploring Foods, Happy Trails Catering, Green Street Restaurant, and Central Park Restaurant. For more tickets and further information, call The Wellness Community-Foothills at (626) 796-1083 or visit the website at www.twcfoothills.org.
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Situated on a very large corner lot this Altadena home with it’s lush entry, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, master retreat, formal living and dining rooms, 2 fireplaces, guest quarters, remodeled kitchen, family room, hardwood floors, large swimming pool & spa with automatic pool cover. (G2440)
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This beautiful pool home is located on a cul-de-sac in the Gardens area of Arcadia. Features include beautiful hdwd floors throughout, remodeled kitchen, dual-pane beveled glass windows. New plantation shutters. Laundry area in attached 2 car garage. Professionally landscape yard with extensive cement and brick work. (SAN)
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Quiet neighborhood located in the heart of Sierra Madre this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with master suite opening to the gorgeous backyard, living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, wood shutters, finished basement, laundry area, detached double garage. (M448)
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Located in famous Hollywood Hills property is on a secluded but wide Cul-De-Sac just north of Hollywood hot spots with city lights views. Double door entry, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, glass, post, & beam architecture gem with untouched layout. Updated kitchen, FP in living room, large windows for light all around, flat backyard, mature trees and 4bdrms & 2bths. Truly a gem among homes. (C2265)
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Renovated 1656 sq.ft. townhome in Sierra Madre with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining area, den, newer FA/CA, laminate flooring and remodeled kitchen. Situated on a quiet tree lined street, this is the front unit and has an attached 2 car garage, spacious front patio, plus a balcony off the den with mountain views. (H97)
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Located in N/E Monrovia with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, walk-in pantry, hardwood flooring, breakfast counter/bar, formal dining room, detached two car garage, laundry room, lovely patio and backyard. (O1013)
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This beautiful home is located on a quiet cul de sac and features 3 bed/2 ba, newer tile roof, AC/FA and enclosed patio/sunroom. Remodeled with lots of upgrades and appealing exterior stone work. Centrally located to fwy, shops market and transportation. MOVE IN CONDITION!
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This wonderful home features den, family room, large living room with fireplace and kitchen with a view of the canyon. Two car attached garage and large lot with plenty of room for expansion. (TUJ)
This well maintained 4 bed/3 ba features new double-pane windows, new doors and tile floors on first floor. Decorative staircase railing & Security door. Beautiful landscaped yard and private backyard. Good location in quiet neighborhood. (MAS)
Gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops, stainless steel refrigerator. Features two fireplaces, originally 3 bdrms beautifully converted into two spacious suites, w/2bths located in a two story corner lot with an excellent mountain view . Very unique white crown moldings, double pane windows, extra large carport, beautifully landscaped. (D10800)
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)
Located in North Rosemead this 1540 sq.ft. home with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large open kitchen, large closets, newer tile, carpeting, double paned windows and roof, yard with fruit trees and tons of space for entertaining. (M3542)
Located in an excellent West Covina neighborhood and close to all services, 3 bd, 2 bath, 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)
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This one level condo features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (with new tile) and a galley style kitchen w/newer appliances. Located in the very desirable Mission District of S. Pasadena and close to the Gold Line. (ORA)
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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)
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Enchanted Setting in Lake Arrowhead. This 2 bdrm, 2 ba furnished-level lot home in the “Arrowhead Woods” with lake rights, is a deal. Open kitchen with brkfst bar & scenic view dining area. Snuggle by the cozy fireplace in the living room. Perfect for entertaining. New washer/dryer downstairs. Sleeps 6 comfortably.
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Lovely 3 bdrm, 3 bth, second floor end unit with private driveway, remodeled, updated, large master suite, two balconies, spacious fenced back yard, close to shopping and transportation and view of mountain peaks and hills. Must see to appreciate. (A245)
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)
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This 2 Bed/1.75 Ba home is located in one of the most desirable parks in the area. Across from Industry Hills Complex with walking & riding trails. Very private Lattice enclosed patio. Common areas include 2 pools, spa, sauna, sports courts, club houses and 2 laundry rooms. Gated Park w/24 hr patrol. (TEM)
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38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre
Published on Sep 30, 2010
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