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Children’s Foothill Unity Center comes through Once again to Feed 1634 Families in Need in Two Days Hospital Los Angeles Now Seeing Patients in Arcadia Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opened the doors of its new outpatient services center in Arcadia on Nov. 1, bringing the clinical expertise of its doctors, nurses and staff to area residents. The outpatient center is known as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles - Arcadia and is located at 468 E. Santa Clara St. A variety of outpatient services are offered, including gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and pediatric surgery. Laboratory and radiological services are also available and more specialty services will be added in the near future. The Arcadia Weekly had a brief tour of the facilities Tuesday and got a change to speak with a patient, Evan Hill, 14 months who brought his parents along for an eye check up with Dr. Mark S. Borchert. An obviously experienced pediatric and nuro-Ophthamologist, Dr. Borchert’s sense of humor quickly engrossed his young patient while at the same time examining his eye movements in response to his finger puppets or his tongue sticking out. Evan’s mother, Helen and Dad Jerell were pleased with not only the results of their child’s exam but also the convenience of the location. As Monrovia residents,

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Fundraising Worker Removed from Ralph's market in Arcadia At approximately 2:30 Monday afternoon, A Ralphs supermarket manager at 2nd and Foothill was made aware of a suspicious fundraising effort outside his store. Complaints had been made that a man collecting for a company a called Zero Poverty Now was actually ensuring that his pockets were well lined instead

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TaTas and the TSA Young volunteers like Kiley and several other girl scouts and brownies assisted Foothill Unity Center with their annual giveaway at the Arboretum on Monday afternoon. Donations were down considerably this year. - Photo by Terry Miller Turkeys, hams, cranberry sauce, stuffing and desserts are the basics at most family holiday celebrations. But for hundreds of

local families who are struggling through hard times, none of them would be on the menu without generous neighbors willing to share

the season’s bounty. With its annual holiday food and toy distributions just weeks away on December 21 and 22 in Ayres Hall

at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, Foothill Unity Center was struggling to locate enough

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Harry Potter’s Freddie Stroma and Cinderella’s Veronica Dunne Visit Westfield Mall Westfield Mall held a special meet and greet with Freddie Stroma, (star of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)_and Cinderella’s Prince Charming . Veronica Dunne as Cinderella and Benny Harris as Buttons on Friday Evening. Cinderella is playing this season at the El Portal Theatre. www.cinderellalivela.com . Hundreds

of kids lined up to see the popular Harry Potter actor plus get a sneak peak of what Cinderella is all about. The performance of Cinderella is Nov. 27 through Dec 17. After a brief performance, the actors sat down and signed autographs for about an hour at Westfield’s Promenade.

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Veronica Dunne flanked by Freddie Stroma and Benny Harris - Photo by Terry Miller

By Susan Motander Last Week I was listening to talk radio while driving to a medical appointment. Caller after caller complained to the host about the new scanners being used by the Transportation Safety Administration. Most of the men calling in were concerned about the “intrusive” nature of the body scans and the more intrusive pat downs with (gasp) the screeners using the fronts of their hands. I thought of those callers as the examiner manipulated my breast into the xray devise for my annual mammogram. I laughed at the mental image of those men who called about someone touching their “junk” enduring similar manipulation of their precious personal parts. Trust me guys, the person pushing and tugging to get my teat into the right

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By Dorothy Denne I bought my husband a special present for Christmas 2009. I think I bought it for him. I dunno, maybe I bought it for me. It was PBS’ 6 CD set of The Fabulous Fifties Music. The set has over 100 songs that bring memories from a seminal period in my life. The ‘50s saw me through my final years of jr. high, through high school, through my bachelor degree and into the launching of my forty plus years teaching career. Of course I had to check to be sure each CD was operable so thus came about an evening sitting in my favorite rocker eating Cheez-its, drinking wine and alternately smiling and tearing up as I sang along with likes of Frankie Laine, Kay Starr, Pat Boone and Rosemary Clooney. I remembered exactly where I was and what I was doing when each of the songs first hit the air waves. In the early ‘50s my mom was a widow in ill health. I was a teen busting my butt to keep my

grades up while working to help keep food on our table. My mom saw me graduate from high school in the Spring of 1954. I saw her die in the Fall of the same year when I was 17 and still busting my butt working full time and attending night school in my freshman year of college. When Mom died, my responsibilities changed. I had only myself to worry about. I finished that freshman year and decided ‘I’m outta here’. At 18, I gave up the idea of college and headed for the big city of Pittsburgh, Pa. to take on the world and make my fortune. My first job there was working as a proofreader for a publishing house. Then a series of events that can be called fate or divine intervention got me back into school at University of Pittsburgh. Another three years of hard work and hard study, then in late summer of 1958 I was heading to St Clair Shores, Michigan with a Bachelor degree and an appointment to interview for a teaching position. I arrived for that interview with more guts

than brains, and $11.37 to my name. The superintendent hired me and his secretary advanced me the first month’s rent on a one room and bath efficiency apartment she knew of. By the time those fabulous fifties ended, I was teaching first grade in one of the top paying school districts in the nation. I was earning $4500 a year. I lived in that lovely little $65 a month one room plus bath with a view of beautiful Lake St Clair. I had a delightful Irish landlady with a flashing temper, a wicked sense of humor and a heavy-drinking spouse. I dated a car salesman a few times and, along with a finance company, became the owner of a brand new 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne with a radio and a heater. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. It may have been like Heaven to me, but I knew I had a Hell of a lot of living yet to do. Fast forward 50 years. As I sat in my favorite rocker eating Cheez-its and drinking wine, I was glad I had bought my husband the 6 CDs of Fabulous Fifties Music. What memories they ignite.

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We were very pleased with the response we had to a contest we ran in conjunction with Arcadia Publishing on a new book about the history of Mount Lowe railway. The three winners we selected are: 1. Hal McClintock - “ Now THIS is a photo opportunity” 2. Ashlyn Davini - “ Pasadena’s First Gold Line” 3. Steve Baker - “You Can See Forever--Or Fall Forever, If you’re not careful!” Each winner receives a copy of the new book by Arcadia Publishing: Postcard History Series Mount Lowe, by Michael A. Patris and the Mount Lowe Preservation Society Thank you all for entering. We will have another contest in the New Year. Special Thanks go to Teresa Simmons of Arcadia Publishing for the inspiration and providing the gifts for our winners!

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ing meal with. As soon as he arrived at the park, he saw a ragged woman sitting hunched over on the bench of one of the heavy concrete picnic tables provided by the city. She wore an old battered red coat and a dark wool cap over her matted gray hair. Close beside her was a tattered bag that carried all her worldly possessions. He took the leftover meal from the front seat of his car and began walking toward the bag lady. When he stood in front of her, she jumped as if she had suddenly been awakened from dozing. She looked up at Jimmy. Suddenly her eyes brightened and she started to speak but, instead, she lowered her head and stared at the frozen ground. “God bless you, ma’am,” Jimmy said, smiling. “I have brought you some Thanksgiving dinner. Would you do me the honor of sharing it with me.” She nodded and Jimmy served the food to her. Although it was very cold in the park, he felt incredibly warm inside. The God of love was clearly at work within him. When the woman had finished, he reached into his wallet and pulled out a twenty-

dollar bill. He thrust the money into her gnarled hand. Then he reached over and kissed her lightly on the forehead. “May God richly bless you, ma’am,” he said softly. Tears welled up in her eyes. Unknowingly, Jimmy had just loved his biological mother and she had been blessed to see her son on Thanksgiving Day. She had stayed in the city purposely to see Jimmy grow as a youngster, but remained carefully in the background and out of sight so she would not embarrass him or cause him pain. Her life was a shambles as the result of spending time in state mental hospitals and from her continuous living on the street. But she had seen him grow into manhood and was very proud of his many accomplishments. She longed to tell him who she was, but could not bring herself to do so. Instead she thanked God that He had so richly blessed her that day, in spite of her trials. There is so much we have to be thankful for including God’s unending blessings. May God Bless you and your family richly on Thanksgiving Day 2010

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City Council response to letter Sorry for your problem. Our “current” overnight parking ban has been in existence for at least 30 years. There is a sign posted at every entrance to the city informing people entering our city that overnight parking is prohibited. The purpose of the overnight parking ban is not to trick people, nor to generate revenue for the city. It is a crime fighting measure. Our police feel it plays a critical role in helping them to prevent burglaries in our city. Thus it is “for the people” in that it renders them more safe. Many, many other cities in this area have the same overnight parking restriction. I’m sorry your visit to our city had a negative aspect to it, but I strongly support Arcadia’s overnight parking restriction and wanted you to know the reason for it. Bob Harbicht Arcadia City Council

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giving that I hope will bless you as it did me, throughout your Thanksgiving Celebration time. Jimmy, a college student, was leaving his family Thanksgiving celebration, to return to his college campus. As the handshakes, hugs and kisses subsided his loving adoptive mother tucked a large bag of assorted turkey dinner leftovers under his arm and said, “I love you son, think of us when you are eating those treats when you get back to your school”. Jimmy was the son of an unwed teenaged mother who had given him up for adoption to a Christian family as an infant. He had never suffered a hungry day in his life with his new family but he never forgot his roots and how fortunate he was to be given such a loving home. While Jimmy was driving back to school, the thought of another turkey meal after stuffing himself during the family dinner, was a very uncomfortable feeling. Since it was a cold and damp evening, he decided to swing by the City Park, to see if some misfortunate person might be lingering around that he might share the Thanksgiv-

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Thanksgiving Day ... Nov 25, 2010 is a special day when family and friends all across this nation join together in a great day of feasting and celebration. It is a time to be Thankful for the blessings in our lives. I mean truly thankful to God for the abundant blessings that we have been given to enjoy each day? Of course there are those who want to remove any thought of God from our Thanksgiving celebrations and from our daily lives. They wish to secularize the holiday and rewrite history. But it is evident from historical sources that Thanksgiving in America was always about giving thanks to God and sharing your blessings with others less fortunate. To come before God with thanksgiving and praise is no different than coming before our earthly parents with an attitude of gratitude. In our busy work a day world sometimes it seems that ... The more people have ... The less thankful and sharing they become. But as a reminder it is said, that a thankful person is a happy person. Not long ago I read a touching story of Thanks-

As I’m sure each of you know and have heard other voices around your beautiful city, Arcadia’s current parking violation for overnight parking is a very poor decision on the part of the City. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, however when you are from a different part of the state and plan to do business in another city, understanding another Cities non posted Vehicle Codes is far from your mind. I pledge to you, that I will never visit or do business within your city limit again. Government is supposed to be for the people not against them or to try and trick them. A simple sign would of stopped me from parking in the street overnight.

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With 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower and the Speedwell, the Pilgrims set sail on August 15, 1620. The Speedwell began to leak and was forced to return to England. The Mayflower was reloaded, packing all 102 on the Mayflower for the 66-day voyage and finally set sail on September 16, 1620. Due to stormy seas, the Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod, not Virginia, as had been planned. An exploring party went ashore on December 21, 1620. Although the Plymouth Rock is an icon of the Pilgrim experience, no contemporary records mention it. Still, the hardy group stayed, but illness caused only about half to remain alive the following spring. The Mayflower returned to England that spring of 1621. The ship

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“Festival Under the Stars” With the arrival of the 2010 Holiday Season, Vista Cove at Arcadia and the U.S. Marine Corps. is once again teaming up for the “Festival Under the Stars” event benefiting the Toys for Tots program. The community is entering its 3rd year as an active supporter of this donation program and on Tuesday, December 7th at 5:00 p.m. the U.S. Marine Corp. will be on hand to collect new unwrapped toys for disadvantaged children. The “Festival Under the Stars” event is open to the public and guests are asked to bring new, unwrapped gifts.

“Over the past years, Vista Cove has collected hundreds of toys for local children,” said Noemi Biely, Executive Director. “We know it’s been a tough time for many people, now more then ever before and appreciate anything that can be done to help the kids in our community have a better holiday”. “Festival Under the Stars” will kick off the holiday season with great food, spirits and entertainment by the all girl’s choir “New Spirit” from Arcadia High School. A visit from Santa will make this an evening you won’t want to miss.

Toys for Tots has been collecting and delivering toys for children since 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks USMCR and a group of Marine Reservists collected and distributed 5000 toys to needy children. Now in its 61st year, the organization boasts almost 20 million toys delivered to close to 8 million children. Vista Cove at Arcadia is an Independent and Assisted Living Community located at 601 Sunset Blvd. We hope to see everyone on Tuesday, November 7th at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP or for more information please call (626)447-0106.

Wildlife Groups Invite Public To Learn How To Coexist With Coyotes Meeting Called as Arcadia Has Already Snared 15 Coyotes, Including Two Juveniles In the wake of the Arcadia City Council’s hurried decision to try to eradicate coyotes in the community through the use of painful and deadly snares, three wildlife-protection organizations and a local humane society have called an urgent meeting to raise public awareness about effective, nonlethal methods for discouraging coyotes from lingering in neighborhoods. The groups will show that Arcadia’s program—which has so far caused deaths of 15 coyotes, two of whom were juveniles—is wholly ineffective as a means of controlling the coyote population. The program will cost $30,000 and poOpen 7 days a week

tentially cause the death of untold numbers of “nontarget” animals such as cats, dogs, raccoons, and other local wildlife. The City Council had promised to hold a public education meeting on the issue .That’s when local activists got busy and decided to take the case directly to residents with a free presentation called “Coyotes in Our Midst.” The event is being organized by San Gabriel Valley Friends of Wildlife, Project Coyote, Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA, and the Animal Welfare Institute: Tuesday, November 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gar-

den, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia “We love living in the foothills, but we have to respect who lives in these hills,” says Bonnie Barron, Arcadia native and founder of San Gabriel Valley Friends of Wildlife. She notes that there was a spike in local coyote sightings following last year’s Station Fire, which left countless surviving animals homeless. “Arcadia has unleashed a cruel and ineffective killing program—when all we need to keep coyotes at bay is awareness, some precautions, and kindness.” Animals who become

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Girl Scouts Food Drive & Service Day on Saturday, December 4 Familiar grocery storefront fixture sets up booths to help local foodbanks and pantries On Saturday, December 4, thousands of Girl Scouts in Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino and Kern counties will set up in front of participating Vons/Pavilions locations from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for the Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day. Local Girl Scouts, a familiar fixture in front of grocery stores, will be asking consumers to help them reach their goal of donating 65,000 lbs of food to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and local foodbank and pantry affiliates. Simultaneously, hundreds of other LA area Girl Scouts will be volunteering their time to sort, package, and feed meals to those in need at pantry affiliates. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day is a culmination of activities and opportunities the girls have participated in over the last six weeks. Girl Scouts invite the community to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Visit www. girlscoutsla.org for times and addresses. The USDA reported (11/16/09) that 12% of residents of California are “food insecure,” meaning that they lack consistent access to adequate amounts of nutritious food.Food pantry demand

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The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will host Sierra Madre’s annual Dickens Village festivities to kick off the holiday season this Saturday, Nov. 27th from 3pm to 8pm in the downtown village shopping district. The City tree will be officially lit in Kersting Court shortly before 6pm, and Santa will arrive right after that at 6pm. There will be carolers downtown, (including the Sierra Madre Playhouse Carolers, warming up for the evening’s performance of “A Christmas Carol” at 8pm, immediately after Dickens Village), horse and carriage rides from 3:30 to 7:30pm, and snow sledding from 3 to 8pm. The

sloped drive-thru driveway at the Bank of the West on Sierra Madre is transformed to a winter wonderland of “snow,” and youngsters of all ages can ride sleds down the slope to the their heart’s content. Local non-profit and other organizations will have booths in the street selling holiday fare, some homemade, at the Chamber’s second biggest single day event of the year, behind only the Wistaria Festival. Downtown stores will stay open late and offer their holiday best to shoppers taking advantage of the first ever Small Business Saturday, a follow-up to Black Friday, the traditional shopping kickoff when shoppers fill

department stores and malls the day after Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday is a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. So avoid the mall crowds and corporate atmosphere’s and visit Sierra Madre’s old-fashioned, small town, small business village shops. Downtown restaurants will be open so you can enjoy a nice meal while shopping, instead of a hurried trip to the food court.


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Trainer tips Why Should I Exercise if I have been diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis ? BY Lynda Linforth Firstly, it is important to distinguish between osteoporosis and osteopenia. Osteopenia is the pre-curser to osteoporosis and a diagnosis basically means that the bone mass is low. Osteoporosis is a different story. There are two types of osteoporosis: primary and secondary. Primary is often age related bone loss whereas secondary is bone loss due to certain lifestyle behaviors, chronic diseases or medications. In the fitness industry, we see more secondary cases of osteoporosis than primary. There is significant medical and scientific evidence to support the fact that resistance training and cardio-pulmonary exercises are activities that have been proven to help rebuild bone mass. As with all conditions, consult your physician before starting an exercise regime. The main concern with clients exercising when they have either osteoporosis or osteopenia is the risk of bone fracture. With osteoporosis, the bone resembles a honeycomb with cavities where bone mass has been

leeched and the body has not been able to regenerate. The articular (skeletal) structure is our scaffolding and once this becomes porous, our frame is at risk for crumbling and breaking. Another consideration is altered balance as the body may start to move differently as the articular system starts to break down and general mobility can be affected. With these considerations in mind, impact activities such as running, sports or aerobic classes should be avoided. Instead, choose the stationary bike or aquatic exercise for cardio. People new to exercise should build up to 30 minutes per day, three times a week working safely up to 60 minutes per day five days a week. Cardio is extremely important to maintaining a healthy body and strength and resistance training is the key to rebuilding and maintaining bone and muscle mass. Proper form and support are crucial so all exercises should be performed seated or lying down with good posture. Exercises such as squats

or weights on shoulders should be avoided as this can cause undue pressure on the knee joints. Rubber resistance bands are a great alternative and resistance training should be performed 1-3 times per week for 30-60 minutes. It is important to work the muscles that stabilize the major joints: rotator cuff, back, hip, thighs and hamstrings. With special attention, people diagnosed with either osteopenia or osteoporosis can find relief and physical improvement with exercise. Lynda Linforth is a certified personal trainer, licensed nutritionist and owner of Train Inc., a private personal training studio in Arcadia specializing in weight loss, post-rehab exercise, post-cancer exercise and nutrition. She can be reached at (626) 447-1049 or lyndalinforth@gmail.com. Train Inc. also offers self-defense classes for men only and women only, Bride and Bikini Boot Camp to lose weight and tone up and Fitness Rx for clients with more than 60 lbs to lose. Lynda has been a certified trainer since 1998.

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Harry Potter and Cinderella Continued from page 1 The story of Cinderella is both historical and universal. Walt Disney brought it to today’s market with his 1950 animated tale ‘Cinderella’. The version we are producing in Los Angeles is the British Pantomime version. A British Pantomime is a British institution. It’s a modern musical play based on Fairytale stories. The historical fairytales include Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood and Mother Goose. The focal point of a Panto is how it brings together the family unit by way of entertainment. Whether you are young or old, a Panto is enjoyed by

all members of the family. Another element to a Panto is they are interactive. Audience participation is encouraged throughout the performance. It is fun fun fun for the holiday season. Cinderella, a Modern Musical Extravaganza! Is a wild, wacky, and interactive holiday event. The age-old fairytale of Cinderella is set to modern music including, Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway”, Michael Buble’s “Just Haven’t Met You Yet”, Jennifer Lopez “Let’s Get Loud”, with a comical twist and incredible magic such as a pumpkin turning into a carriage with real live ponies right before your very eyes!

This production stars FREDDIE STROMA (HARRY POTTER) as Prince Charming, JERRY MATHERS (Leave it to Beaver) as Cinderella’s Father, and Broadway sensation Jennifer Leigh Warren as The Fairy Godmother. The production will be Helmed by Bonnie Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance AU, Choreographed by Dancing With the Stars star MARK BALLAS and features magic by award winning magician Ed Alonzo, and will feature fantastic costumes direct from London. Fun for the kids, but clever enough to delight adults, it’s a treat for the whole family.

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IRS Seeks to Return $11.3 Million in Undeliverable Refunds to LA County Taxpayers The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 5,308 Los Angeles County taxpayers who are due to receive a combined $11.3 million in undeliverable tax refunds. These are refund checks that were returned to the IRS by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors. Nationally, IRS is looking for 111,893 taxpayers who are owed a combined $164.6 million. In addition, more than 15,700 California taxpayers are owed $23.4 million, more than 14% of the total. All a taxpayer has to do is update his or her address once. Some taxpayers are due more than one check. “We want to make sure taxpayers get the money owed to them,” said IRS Spokeswoman Anabel Marquez. “If you think you are missing a refund, the sooner you update your mailing address information, the quicker you can get your refund check.”

Average undeliverable refunds rose by 28 percent this year to $1,471 from $1,148 from last year. Several tax law changes likely played a role in boosting refunds, including the First-Time Homebuyer’s Credit and various other tax provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 such as the Residential Energy Property Credit. The vast majority of checks mailed out by the IRS each year reach their rightful owner. Only a very small percentage (.32% this year) is returned by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. E-file and Direct Deposit Taxpayers can avoid being on this list by filing electronically and choosing direct deposit for their refunds. Choosing direct deposit puts an end to lost, stolen or undeliverable checks. As of November 5, 2010, some 70% of all individual returns were e-filed

Sierra Madre Warns of Oaks and Palm Tree Infestation Risks The City of Sierra Madre is warning residents and visitors to be aware of two pests that put a number of trees in the area at risk. The Golden-spotted Oak Borer was discovered last year to have infected a large area in San Diego County, primarily in the Cleveland National Forest.

It is estimated that the pest has infected 28,000 trees in San Diego County. One of the main concerns for areas beyond San Diego County is that as these infested Oaks die, they are being chopped up for firewood and thereby spreading the borer. It is recommended that resi-

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and more than two-thirds (68%) chose to receive their refunds directly into personal savings or checking accounts. Treasury has issued 111 million total refunds thus far in 2010 and the average tax refund is just a shade under $3,000. Taxpayers can update their addresses and check the status of a refund using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov. One must submit his or her social security number, filing status and amount of refund shown on their 2009 return. “Where’s My Refund?” will provide the status of the refund and in some cases provide instructions on how to resolve delivery problems. Taxpayers can also access a telephone version of “Where’s My Refund?” by calling 1-800-829-1954. E-file coupled with direct deposit is the best filing option; it’s easy, fast and secure. Visit www.irs. gov for complete details.

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dents do not purchase Oak firewood from unknown origins. Oaks suspected of falling victim to this pest should be chipped to one inch or smaller pieces. The Red Palm Weevil has been confirmed to be present in the United States for the first time ever by agricultural officials. The detection occurred in Laguna Beach, California. It is widely considered to be the world’s worst pest of palm trees and most often results in the death of the tree. Although careful inspection by a qualified arborist is generally necessary to positively detect this weevil at the crown of the tree, many times one can notice a number of dead adult weevils that have fallen and are present around the trunk. For more information, or to report a suspected infestation of either of these pests, please contact the Los Angeles County Agriculture Commissioner’s office at 626-575-5484.


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Henry’s Farmers Market Launches Holiday “Grab ‘n’ Give” Food Drive to Help Fight Hunger in Southern California Neighborhood grocery store hopes to raise more than $300,000 and provide 10,000 pounds of turkey Henry’s Farmers Markets, grocery stores which offer a 1950’s era shopping experience reminiscent of farmers markets, invites customers to participate in its annual “Grab ‘n’ Give” holiday drive. From now until January 2, 2011, pre-packed Grab ‘n’ Give bags of holiday-themed groceries are discounted by 10 percent and available for shoppers to purchase and donate. The bags, priced from $9 to $13, include food items such as canned tuna, soups, and fruits, vegetables, beans, rice, cereal and other non-perishable snacks. After paying, customers can drop the bags off at donation bins located near the exits. Henry’s then boxes the purchased bags for delivery to food banks in the area. In addition, Henry’s is raising money towards the purchase of turkeys which will also be donated to families in need. Shoppers can give $5, $10, or $20 contributions at each Henry’s checkstand in any of the 34 California locations. Henry’s Farmers Markets is committed to “choos-

ing local,” for both its products and its charitable efforts. Last year Henry’s donated 9,300 pounds of turkey and contributed nearly $300,000 to Southland communities through a combination of customer Grab ‘n’ Give involvement and Henry’s corporate donations. This year the store hopes to top its 2009 total donation amount. “Overall needs in the greater Los Angeles area have doubled in the last year,” states Los Angeles Regional Food Bank President/ CEO Michael Flood. “We need more food and financial donations than ever before. Every dollar donated to our organization feeds four people.” “We’ve gone up and up in the last three or four years,” says Jeanne Bain, Co-Director of the West Valley Food Pantry, which services many food banks in that area. Adds Co-Director Margaret Shively, “We have doubled the number of recipients in the last year and now service over 1400 families a month and approximately 4,000 individuals.” Edward Stapleton, Fa-

cility/Pantry Manager of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC) reports,” The need has tripled in the last three or four years, and doubled in the last year alone. It’s frightening. We’ve already been picking up bags this season at Henry’s, and this is what we’ve living off, now. We’re especially appreciative of food for our Thanksgiving baskets. People sometimes wait to donate food at the last minute, but we’ve started giving out food already.” “Henry’s Farmers Markets has always been committed to helping our neighbors, but this year poses an especially hard time for many local families,” said Henry’s Director of Marketing Lisa Bass. “Now more than ever is the time to help, and through our Grab ‘N’ Give promotion, we make it easy for customers to give.” All 34 Southern California Henry’s locations are participating in the Grab ‘n’ Give food drive. For more information, or to find a local Henry’s Farmers Market store, please visit www.henrysmarkets.com.

Best Used Book Sale, Dec 3 and 4 “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go to the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx. It is time to start thinking about gifts for Christmas. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will hold its December Best Used Book Sale on Friday, December 3rd, 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, December 4th, 10am to 2pm. At the Friends Decem-

ber sale, you’ll find excellent gift choices. For teens, discover the Twilight Series, Inkheart, and books by author Meg Cabot. For others, gift ideas will include Coffee Table Books, books on Fashion, Japanese Art and Architecture, Photography, National Geographic, Cartoon Art, New 2010 Fiction, Children’s, and a beautiful collection of specialty Cookbooks. Also, don’t miss a new selection of books on tape.

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Arcadia Couple Receives “Angels in Adoption” Honors -November is National Adoption Month At a recent awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Kathleen and George Tiemubol of Arcadia were honored as 2010 “Angels in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). “Angels in Adoption” is an annual CCAI program that enables U.S. Congress members to recognize those constituents who have enriched the lives of foster children and orphans nationwide as well as abroad. The Tiemubols were nominated by U.S. Congressman David Dreier of California’s 26th District. Congressman Dreir singled out the Tiemubols for their general commitment to children in need, as well as their specific commitment to their adoptive son, Kevin, and soonto-be-adoptive son, Leo. The Tiemubols, who met while both were working with impoverished children in Bangkok, Thailand, adopted Kevin—an 8-year-old Hispanic boy— last year. The couple currently is in the process of adopting Leo—a 7-year-old Filipino boy for whom the Tiemubols have been foster parents since 2008. As a result of previous abuse and neglect, both youngsters have special needs, including emotional and educational challenges. Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services—the largest provider of children’s mental-health services in Los Angeles County—has served as the Tiemubols’ fosterfamily and adoption agency. Commenting on the couple’s “Angeles In

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Dreier Re-elected Leader of California GOP Congressional Delegation Congressman David Dreier (R-CA) has been unanimously re-elected by his colleagues as Leader of the California Republican Congressional Delegation for the next Congress. Dreier said the focus of the California Delegation and the new Republican Majority must be on creating jobs and getting our economy back on track. “Californians need one thing right now – jobs. Moving forward, our fo-

cus must be on getting our economy back on its feet and putting people back to work. A growing economy will help all levels of government begin to recover from the economic downturn that has particularly affected California. My Republican colleagues and I believe better days are ahead for Californians and Americans. We are eager to get to work on this critical task.”

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(l-r): In Washington D.C., at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’ “Angels in Adoption” pining ceremony are (back) Susan Fierberg, LCSW, Hathaway-Sycamores Adoption Specialist, Kathleen Tiemubol, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu from Louisiana, George Tiemubol, (front) Leo Orinas, 7 years old, and Kevin Tiemubol, 8 years old

Martone said, “Kathleen and George are extremely compassionate individuals who have changed the lives of these two boys. Not only are they providing these youngsters with a loving, nurturing home, but they also are staunch advocates for children in need nationwide and internationally.” Looking ahead, the Tiemubols plan to expand their family through both foster parenting and adoption. They also intend to continue increasing awareness regarding the many

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, the largest provider of children’s mental-health services in Los Angeles County, provides a comprehensive continuum of services to more than 8,500 children and families annually through a network of facilities stretching across the greater Los Angeles area including the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, and the Antelope Valley. Services include: a residential-treatment center for youth ages 6 through 18; foster care and adop-

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of the pockets of those for whom the donations were intended -The underprivileged for whom their flier stated they were collecting for their 4th Annual Thanksgiving dinner. One witness saw the Zero Poverty Now employee or volunteer pretend to put some cash someone had just donated into a lock box. The con man curled up his hand, which contained the contribution, and put it ( the donation) in his pocket. Repeated attempts to contact management of the so called Zero Poverty Now were unsuccessful on Monday There are a large number of charity organizations out for your hard earned dollar. Most are legitimate but some may be suspicious. If you feel there is something wrong w any particular organization asking for money, ask for their headquarters

telephone number and c ontact your local police. We finally recieved a call back from Zero Poverty on Tuesday morning and spoke with Matthew Holeman who appeared deeply concerned about the situation. Holemann assured us that he wanted the person arrested for theft but unfortunately the officers did not personally witness any theft and subsequently have no basis to arrest this individual. Holemann said that Zero Povery hires Parolees to help with their fundraising efforts occasionally. Unfortunately in this instance that policy might not have been the best choice. Zero Povery assured Beacon Media that it was doing everything in its power to prevent any such incidents in the future and that the person in question will no longer work for the company.


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The Social Whirl 75th Anniversary of Holy Angels Church In 1914, the faithful gathered in what was little more than a railroad freight platform in the small town of Arcadia. As the years passed, the little church that had once been merely a mission, had grown to a small parish in the now rapidly growing community of Arcadia. Early in 1935, two parcels of land, located on Holly Street just south of Huntington Drive, were purchased. The first pastor was Father Gerald M. O’Keefe, and the parish was named The Church of the Holy Angels. On October 24, 1935, Father O’Keefe celebrated the regular 8:15 a.m. Mass at Holy Angels. Confessions were heard on Saturday evenings by candlelight. The parish now served over 275 families. On December 9, 1935, the church building was moved to the newly acquired property on Holly Street. The building was then enlarged to accommodate 200 worshippers. The first Mass celebrated at Holy Angels’ new location was on January 1, 1936. By the end of 1937, Holy Angels Parish had grown in size to over 500 registered families. In December 1937, Father O’Keefe conveyed his vision of building a new church to parishioners. Ultimately, enough money was raised to allow for groundbreaking of the new church on July 4, 1939. The new church opened

December 17, 1939, with the first Solemn High Mass celebrated Christmas Day 1939 at 5 a.m. Later, in 1952, Holy Angels Church was expanded to its present size. Early 1946 saw the birth of Holy Angels School. The new school consisted of eight classrooms, a cafeteria/auditorium, clinic and offices. One hundred ninety-seven pupils began their studies in September 1946, and the first graduation took place in 1949. Through the first 75 years, with the Lord’s help, the parish has grown right along with the City of Arca-

dia. Under the guidance of five pastors: Msgr. O’Keefe, Msgr. Robert Walsh, Fr. Pat Daly, Msgr. Norm Priebe and presently, Fr. Michael Evans, over 3700 registered families now call Holy Angels their home parish. The parish is strong, faithful and diverse, and serves the community with distinction. Sunday, October 24, 2010, marked a journey of faith, love and dedication to a special place that has meant so much to so many of the faithful for 75 years. Bishop Gabino Zavala, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese, Fr. Michael Evans,

pastor, and several priests celebrated the Anniversary Mass. Over 700 parishioners filled the church for this special mass, which was followed by a luncheon reception. Fr. Lawrence Shelton, Fr. John Keese, Fr. Jim Kelly and Fr. Leo Alberg, who attended this special day, grew up in Arcadia and are now serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as priests. Holy Angels Church has had 75 years of history in Arcadia as a welcoming place of worship to all, and will continue to be an important part of Arcadia’s future.

Bishops and priests that attended 75th anniversary celebration at Holy Angels Church, Oct. 24, 2010. Front row: Fr. Michael Evans and Bishop Gabino Zavala; next row: Deacon Arnie Lopez, Fr. Dan McSweeney, Fr. Jim Kelly, Fr. Mark Wamstedt, Fr. John Keese, Fr. Lawrence Shelton, Msgr. Norm Priebe; back row: Deacon Sergio Perez, Fr. Jay Wu, Fr. Leo Alberg, Fr. IK Ikeocha

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Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Snow Festival, Saturday, Dec. 4th Get ready for the holidays and come join us for breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 4th at Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr., Arcadia. Breakfast with Santa is $8 per person and includes breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday entertainment. There will be two options for breakfast: 8:30-9:30 (#4030) or 10:3011:30 a.m. (#4031). Space is limited. Registrations are now being accepted. To download the registration form, go online to www.ci-arcadia. ca.us or stop by the office at 375 Campus Dr.

The Holiday Snow Festival is free to the public and will also take place at Arcadia Community Center on the same day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This event will feature holiday entertainment, crafts, trolley train rides, dual sled runs and two snow play areas. Carl’s Jr. will be available for purchase 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Santa will only be present at the Breakfast with Santa Event. Parking will be available at Gate 4 of Santa Anita Race Track. Shuttle service will be from 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. (for information, call (626) 574-5113).

Hope for the Holidays Grief Workshop The City of Arcadia’s Senior Services Division, in partnership with VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of San Gabriel Valley, is offering a free workshop on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. The grief workshop will take place at Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr. The loss of a loved one is difficult during the holiday season

and this free workshop will help you prepare for the holidays and develop a plan to effectively cope with the expectation and challenges of the season in light of your grief. To register for the grief workshop or for additional information, call Arcadia Senior Services at (626) 5745130 before November 30th.

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meet the need.” For families helped in the past two days, there was nothing but smiles and well wishes from the over 900 volunteers who help put these massive events on each holiday season. Some of the youngest volunteers like Kiley who is pictured on page 1, were genuinely excited to be helping their less fortunate neighbors. A donation of $50 will provide a holiday food box with a turkey or ham for a family of six. Funds are also needed to sponsor a restaurant holiday dinner for homeless clients. Donations and gift cards can be sent to:

Foothill Unity Center, 415 West Chestnut Ave., Monrovia 91016. Donations can be dropped off at either the Center’s Monrovia site, or its Pasadena site, 191 North Oak Ave. For more information, call Gerald at (626) 358-3486 The Center is seeking volunteers to help sort food and/or toys daily from Dec 7th through Dec 17th and to help at the distributions on Monday, December 21, and Tuesday, December 22. Morning and afternoon shifts are available each day. Please contact the center for further information.

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Construction is underway on a new $45 million El Monte Station public bus terminal at Santa Anita Avenue and Ramona Boulevard in El Monte. >> The>project>doubles>the>capacity>of>the>original>El>Monte> Station>that>opened>in>1973. >> 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>May>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 Metro Board of Directors approved a two-mile, fully underground light rail line for the route of the Regional Connector Transit Corridor connecting the Metro Gold Line, Metro Blue Line, and future Expo Line through Downtown LA. >> The>route>would>connect>with>the>Metro>Blue>and>Expo>lines>at> 7th>Street /Metro>Center>Station>and>with>the>Metro>Gold>Line> at>Alameda>Street. >> The>Regional>Connector>will>save>approximately>20>minutes>of> travel>time>by>eliminating>transfers>through>Downtown. >> It>is>estimated>to>serve>90,000>passengers>daily,>including> 17,000>new>transit>riders>by>2035. >> Under>the>30/10>Initiative>leveraging>Measure>R>funding> with>federal>dollars,>construction>could>begin>in>2014>and>be> completed>by>2019. For more information, visit metro.net/regionalconnector.

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November 25 - December 1, 2010

Arcadia Branch of Children's Hospital Opens Continued from page 1

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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

This lovely Highland Oaks home has expansive views and is located in the award winning Arcadia School District. Sitting inside or outside of this home, you will enjoy mountain and city light views. There is a wraparound deck and a lot size of 40,510 square feet. There is the possibility of building a guest house on the property. The kitchen has been professionally upgraded. The house is 2,428 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. A must see! For additional information and pictures go towww.2235Canyon.com.

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on the West Coast,” said Brent Polk, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and vice president of Academic Affairs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “This new center will give San Gabriel Valley families and their children access to our outstanding outpatient clinical services right in their own neighborhood.” The Arcadia hospital offers 6 Ophthalmologists, 2 Pulmonary specialists, 2 pediatric surgeons, one ear nose and throat specialist,

now be able to see their surgeon or pediatrician in ‘their own backyard’ both before and after surgery,” said Henri Ford, MD, vice president and surgeon-inchief, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We’re grateful for the warm welcome we have received in Arcadia and are glad to be part of the community.” The 10,000-square-foot outpatient center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more about the center, go to www.CHLA.

pital Los Angeles, which is one of only eight children’s hospitals in the nation – and the only one in the western United States – named to the national “Honor Roll” of children’s hospitals in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings for clinical excellence. The new Center promises to be a great addition to the Arcadia Community at large and Childrens’s Hospital in Los Angeeles is also building a new facility downtown.

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239 Wilson Street Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $539,000

What are the 3 important elements to look for when buying a home: Location, Location, Location! Well, look no further. This move-in-condition, traditional home offers a great location and is situated on a tree-canopied street that is only one block long. This light filled home has had many recent updates: new wood flooring, new tile flooring in the kitchen and baths, new tiled counter in the kitchen, new interior paint, new lighting fixtures. For more information go to: www.239Wilson.com..

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The Magic of the Holidays Comes Alive at Westfield Santa Anita With The Polar Express Experience, Snow Spectacular, Pajama Party and More It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the community is invited to celebrate the season at Westfield Santa Anita. Bring the family and create holiday memories to last a lifetime. From fantastic shopping to one-of-a kind events, Westfield Santa Anita is where holiday magic comes to life. The Polar Express Arrives at Westfield Santa Anita All season long, November 19 through January 15, The Polar Express is stopping at Westfield Santa Anita. Children of all ages are welcome to come aboard and read the life size story showcased on the south end of The Promenade. Mark your calendars and enjoy free

read-along story times with the Conductor (weather permitting) weekdays, November 29 through December 23, at 10am and 3pm. Children will also receive a special treat Santa delivered earlier in the season. Calling all children to come aboard for a festive trackless train ride around The Promenade Shops. Tickets are just $3 to enjoy the fun. Make it the most memorable season ever and don your favorite holiday PJs for a free pajama party on Friday, December 17. Bring the family and bundle up to watch The Polar Express movie on a large outdoor screen. The evening kicks off at 5pm with entertainment, followed by a 6:30pm show time. Free

hot chocolate and apple cider for folks dressed in festive pajamas. Restaurants and Food Court eateries will be offering special discounts. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Lawn chairs and other seating are not permitted. In the case of inclement weather the party will be moved inside. As the holidays approach, the forecast is calling for snow. Magical Snow Spectacular Experience a night of holiday magic as lights, music and snow flurries create a Magical Snow Spectacular. Start your holiday tradition and bring the family to experience the magic. The Magical

Snow Spectacular takes place on the Promenade, December 1 through 23 at 5, 6 and 7pm. Snow Day with Radio Disney What do 10 tons of snow look like? Find out Saturday, December 11 from 2pm to 4pm when Radio Disney dazzles The Promenade Shops with loads of snow. The community is invited to experience all the fun with free contests, games, prizes and more brought to you by Radio Disney. For more information on all of the holiday happenings call Westfield Santa Anita at 626.445.3116 or visit www.westfield.com/ santaanita.

Coyotes in Our Midst Program Continued from page 5 caught in snares slowly suffocate or endure painful injuries. When nursing mothers are caught, their babies often starve to death. As long as conditions remain inviting, more animals will simply move in to fill the void left by those who were killed. Effective means of discouraging coyotes include removing outdoor pet food, unsecured garbage, and fallen fruit and never feeding them. Because coyotes are naturally shy animals who are easily frightened, humane methods of control can be as simple as making noise or installing lights with motion detectors. Also, residents are encouraged never to allow their companion animals to roam. Cats and unguarded small dogs are invitations to coyotes.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Camilla Fox, founding executive director of Project Coyote and wildlife consultant for the Animal Welfare Institute. Fox has co-authored two books on wildlife and served as an appointed member on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the steering committee of the international HumanWildlife Conflict Collaboration and on several other nonprofit advisory boards. Fox also co-produced the award-winning documentary Cull of the Wild and holds a master’s degree in wildlife ecology, policy, and conservation from Prescott College.

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Gourmet Tapas in Pasadena – A Novel Experience Indeed By Terry Miller I was recently privileged to attend a special party at the popular Novel Café in East Pasadena. I’ve tried several of the regular menu items such as the stunning salmon dish but had yet to try the new menu Novel was about to unveil. My friend and owner of the popular coffee house/ bar and eatery, Andrew Lo, was eager to present his extremely talented executive chef Jose Aramay’s new Tapas creations to a handful of friends last week. Tapa is the name of a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, as well as some parts of North America and the United Kingdom, tapas have evolved into sophisticated cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal. In some Central American countries such snacks are known as bocas. Traditionally, the serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation. Also, in some countries it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas. About forty five people attended the private event on Monday as we were treated like royalty by not only the owner, Andrew Lo, but also the delightful and effervescent servers Christie and Meghan. We started out with a delicious Cheese Plate. - Havarti, aged Blue, Gouda, Brie. Served with quince paste, nuts and dry fruits. The following was a Meat Plate.- prosciutto, sala-

Executive Chef Jose Aramay prepares some delicacies for guests to try last Monday as Novel Cafe unveiled their new menu. The restaurant features an ecclectic mix of music , Tapas and terrific main courses - Photo by Terry Miller mi, mortadella, green olives and bread which I naturally didn’t try as a vegetarian but heard nothing but rave reviews about this plate. The next menu item to try, Gamba’s al Ajillo.sautéed shrimp in garlic sauce, on baguette, was unquestionably the best I had ever tasted anywhere. The shrimp was sautéed to perfection and topped with this amazing sauce which really defies coherent description. That said, these tapas were indeed a jumbo hit. Next up was the Sashimi Salad: Fresh mixed greens, cucumbers, onion pickles, cherry tomatoes, and an out of this world mat-

suhisa dressing. Now, the next thing I sampled was truly dazzling: Steamed blacked mussels.mixed on spicy marinara basil sauce. Spicy but not too hot, these baby mussels were perhaps the most talked about item of the evening. Friends Dave Peterson and Steve Yap thought the Tapas were a eclectic mix but each dish had its own specialty with its own signature. “I found that exciting, and as a place to relax, that is part is part of the uniqueness here - everyone is happy. I like to think of Novel Café as functional funk….” Peterson said.

Peterson added that he thought the mix not only of foods and people but seriously talented musicians on the weekend helped generate an atmosphere unlike any other café in the area. One of my personal favorites play alternate Fridays: Anita and the Yanks, a traditional Irish band with a twist. You’ve just gotta seem them. In addition to Anita Mansfield, the band consists of Brian on Mandolin and Guitar and Rachel on violin creating an amazing sound you’ll not find anywhere in Pasadena other than Novel. In addition there are two other significantly di-

verse musicians who frequently appear on Novel’s stage. One is Josh Smith and the other is Jamie Meyer. Both of these guys have very promising careers ahead of them with talent oozing out of every pore of their being. Smith is a soulful wandering mistral who seems to channel classic voices in his youthful presence on stage. Swedish Jamie Meyer’s melodic set awakens the romantic heart with songs like I’m coming home “On Valentine’s Day” which has a terrific hook. And Now....Back to the food: Chef Jose then brought

out some Grilled tilapiawith chipotle mashed potatoes. Tender and delightful. The next dish was Sausage & Mash. - South America sausage, mashed potatoes, and chimichurri sauce (again I had to rely on the kindness of strangers’ opinions on this and the next item: Marinated Skirt Steak.grilled steak, button crimini mushrooms and fingerling potatoes.) By this time I was ready for an exhilarating Crostini & Mushrooms tapenade and goat cheese, on French baguette. Indeed a masterpiece. Finally, Chef’s Special vegetable, croquette, house sauce, baked plantains and light deep fried yucca was served to a rousing applause as the Chef and his team emerged from the kitchen to receive their just rewards for the painstaking hours of preparation for this unveiling. What makes Novel what it is today? Well aside from the great food and superb drinks it might just have something to do with the people.... like Tucker - a friendly server who will one day be on the silver screen or... Pablo who’ll always make you laugh! The delighful and always friendly chefs and cooks as well as regulars like Joe Polk and Harout -two blokes who are rather fond of servers Christie and Meghan. Novel is a great place for that holiday party or business meeting – Contact Andrew Lo for details at (626) 683-3309. It comes from the top: Owner Andrew Lo treats everyone like family at his restaurant. Novel Café is open daily at 1713 East Colorado in Pasadena. www.novelcafe. com.Tell Andrew Beacon Media sent you!

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Alverno’s Blakely Qualifies for CIF-Southern Section X-Country Finals

La Salle Volleyball Takes CIF

by Lara L. Larramendi Eryn Blakely, a sophomore on Alverno’s Cross Country Varsity team, qualified for the CIF-Southern Section Cross Country Division 5 Girl’s Final on

Division 5 Girls at the CIFSS Prelims at Mt. Sac on Saturday November 13th. When the starting gun went off at 8:52 AM for Heat #3, the day was warm and sunny, unlike the overcast and cool afternoon when the Jaguars competed three weeks ago on the rugged and hilly 3-mile course at Mt. Sac. The third of 3 heats for Division 5 Girls had 78 runners from 13 qualifying schools (enrollment of less than 500 students) within the CIFSouthern Section Heading into the switchbacks, the jurisdiction that leaders of the race after a bit more includes public than 1 mile @ a 6:13/mile pace, Al- and non-public verno’s sophomore Eryn Blakely & schools in the counties of ImpeMission Preps’s senior Annie Mooney. rial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles (non Saturday, November 20 at LA Unified School District), Mt. San Antonio College in Orange, San Bernardino, Walnut. Blakely qualified San Luis Obispo, Santa Barby placing 4th in Heat #3 of bara and Ventura.

Alverno’s Varsity team qualified for the CIFSouthern Section Division 5 Prelims from the Horizon League. Running for the squad were Eryn Blakely, Audrey Davy, Jessica Lopez, Ashley Haylett, Bianca Melkonian, Miranda Akkari and alternate Adrianna Martinez running for and injured Francesca Rueda who was not able to participate. The first mile pace was fast. After the 1-mile mark and heading into the switchbacks, the race’s leaders were Eryn Blakely and Mission Prep’s (San Luis Obispo) senior Annie Mooney at a 6:13/mile pace. “At the top of the switchbacks, Mooney and St. Margaret’s (San Juan Capistrano) sophomore Emily Venable took off,” Blakely said. Coming down the National Guard Chute, Blakely was now in third place. Another Mission Prep runner, junior Rachel Frye matched Blakely stride per stride until the grassy area after Reservoir Hill.

Blakely’s 4th placefinish with a time of 20:24 at 6:48/mile pace was slightly slower than her previous run of 20:09 at a 6:43/mile pace at the Mt. Sac Invitational Division 5 Varsity race 3 weeks ago. Running her last XCountry race for Alverno, senior Audrey Davy placed 20th with a time of 22:26. Joining her in giving their all one last time for Alverno were seniors Bianca Melkonian (27:21 @ 9:07/mile pace) and Miranda Akkari (27:34 @ 9:11/mile pace). Frosh runner Jessica Lopez (26:00 @ 8:40/mile pace), sophomore Ashley Haylett (26:45 @ 8:55/mile pace) and sophomore Adrianna Martinez (28:47 @ 9:36/mile pace) rounded out Alverno’s runners. It has been a long crosscountry season, beginning with the Don Bosco Invitational on September 11th at Santa Fe Dam. For one Jaguar runner, Eryn Blakely, the season is not over.

Huge come from behind win lrecently over South Hills. La Salle’s Girls Volleyball faced South Hills High School, nearly 3x the size of LSHS in the Duffy Lewis Gym. This would prove to be a tough battle. After losing games 1 and 2, the girls rallied in the 3rd to squeak out a close win. Game 4 ensued, and the girls dominated. The final game showed the determination of our undefeated Del Rey Championship team. La Salle won 3-2. Girls were pretty happy at the end.

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dining room table.) And as to having the mammogram for my own sake, I think I would rather battle breast cancer than be blasted out of the sky. This piece is scheduled to be published the day the internet junkies are threatening to “opt out” of being scanned in an attempt to literaly hijack the TSA screening system by jamming the pat down system. I suggest that they “opt out” of flying if they feel the scanning is too intrusive. Frankly, I am looking forward to flying next month. It can’t be worse than that mammogram.


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The Social Whirl Royal Court Visits Royal Oaks Continued from page 11

The Royal Court of Pasadena Rose Parade fame visited Royal Oaks Retirement Community in Bradbury recently for tea. Queen Evanne Friedmann, seated in resident Ken Mallory’s 1930 Model A Ford Cabriolet, with princesses.

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(L-r) Tony Parrille introduces guest speaker James S. Link (center) and Ernie Jensen, a past district governor. Link, a counselor and advocate of law, spoke of law suits brought about by the American Disability Act at Nov. 19th meeting of Arcadia Rotary.

Musical Adaptation of A Christmas Carol This year, Sierra Madre Playhouse presents an all new musical stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol, with lots of music and dancing, featuring both familiar Christmas songs and some musical surprises. Intact is the beloved classic story of the miserly Scrooge, the Cratchit family, the ghosts and the tale of a man lost until infused with the Christmas spirit in 1843 London. Christina Harris is adapter and director. With directing credits around the country, she is also an actor and dancer. She was the 2009 winner of Master of Dance, a dance competition on The Learning Channel (TLC). She is the drama teacher at The Frostig School in Pasadena. The cast for this new production of A Christmas Carol includes (in alphabetical order) Lindsey Beck, Matthew Bond, Paul Bond, Cody Brown, Clay

Bunker, Mark Charlotta, Sophia Davis, Kady Douglas, Sarah Gilman, Stuart Galbraith, Matthew Herrmann, Kari Irwin, Ranya Jaber, Zayd Jaber, Sophie Johnson, Sarah Logan, Seth Margolies, Karl Maschek, Arianna Merkell, Georgia Miller, Meg Momsen, Steve Newumeier, Teddy Oldenbourg, Allison Oliver, Sean Peterson, Ron Schneider, Grant Smith, Toni Smith, Greta Storlie, Trey West, Annemarie Werthwein, Erika Whalen, and Michelina Wright. Reservations are recommended, as it is anticipated that many performances will sell out. This show is the ideal holiday family entertainment. All seats are $23 opening night, November 26th, preceded by champagne reception and light buffet at 7:15 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 23rd also at 8 p.m.

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Huge Bargains for Lean Times at Wistaria Thrift Shop Sale The Wistaria Thrift Shop, run by Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, will hold a huge holiday sale Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in Essick House, their historic clubhouse at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. While the thrift shop, located at the rear of the clubhouse, will be open, there is so much merchandise for this super seasonal sale, it has been moved into the clubhouse. Each room in the vintage building will brim with a variety of quality items. There will be clothing for all family members, much holiday finery, accessories galore, jewelry, gifts, holiday decorations and wraps, beautiful glassware

and linens, a huge variety of household items, toys, books, and much more with surprises for the treasure seeker as well. For shopping in these tough times make this sale your first stop and take advantage of bargain bottom prices. The shop has been operated by the club since 1956 as its main source of income for the number of charities it supports with generous donations. For the last two years, it has received recognition as one of the best thrift shops in San Gabriel Valley. For further information, call the shop at (626) 3557739. Club volunteers are always on board ready to offer assistance.

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PUSD Students Give Back this Thanksgiving Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students, teachers, and staff are uniting to support families and individuals in need this Thanksgiving by cooking turkeys, collecting canned food, and other service projects. On November 22 and 23, Blair High School’s Culinary Arts program students, teachers and staff will cook more than 100 turkeys for Union Station’s annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. “Last year our students, teachers and staff roasted 130 turkeys, made gravy and gelatin cups, and helped set up and serve the meal,” said Blair principal Trudell Skinner. “Students learned and applied scientific cooking principals while giving back to the community.” McKinley K-8 School’s student government has organized its annual “Kids Helping Kids Holiday Drive” to provide 85 families from McKinley and others referred by PUSD’s Families in Transition program with gift cards for food and gifts for their children. Families have signed up for students’

assistance, and students are donating $5 gift cards from Food 4 Less, Vons, Super King, Ranch Market, Ralph’s, and Target. The holiday drive will continue through December 20. Franklin Elementary School students are raising money for UNICEF, and are having a canned food drive for PUSD’s Families in Transition, the district program that provides support for students and their families who are struggling in today’s economy. PUSD employees at the Ed Center and at schools and offices throughout the district regularly contribute funds, food, clothing, and other basic items to the Families in Transition, which then helps families in need. Wilson Middle School’s LEARNs afterschool program students are also collecting canned goods for the Families in Transition program. Student clubs at Marshall Fundamental Secondary School are highly involved in community service projects during the holiday season. Marshall’s Key Club and the National Honor So-

ciety have organized food drives for the annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless at Memorial Park. Members of the school’s Unidos Club will help serve the meal from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. San Rafael Elementary School students and families are collecting food items and preparing Cornucopia of Care baskets for families who would otherwise go without the little extras that are part of the holiday season. The school is collecting supermarket gift cards and non-perishable food items for the baskets, which will be delivered to needy families the week of Thanksgiving. “Although the students, families, and employees of PUSD contribute and provide voluntary services to our communities year-round, the work is especially poignant during the holidays, when PUSD unites to help those who are in even greater need,” said Superintendent Edwin Diaz. “It’s part of being a good neighbor, and the generous spirit that characterizes our community of learners.”

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to England. The reason for their flight to America, religious persecution, was a driving motivation: the settlement was strongly religious and giving thanks an appropriate way to express their beliefs. They had plenty to be thankful for: the autumn harvest had been a bountiful one. The Wampanoag Indians, under the leadership of a strong diplomat, Massasoit, forged alliances with many groups of Europeans. He needed good relationships in order to assure the survival of his people who had been devastated by disease from contact with European fishermen and explorers for several previous decades as well as threats from a powerful tribe, the Narragansett. Massasoit sought such a relationship with the Pilgrims. So, when the 53 surviving Pilgrims sat down to a meal to give thanks to God for the gifts they had received, Massasoit and

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Leslie Ugghams Delights the Sold Out Opening Night Performance of Uptown Downtown at The Pasadena Playhouse By Terry Miller The foyer and courtyard of the Pasadena Playhouse were full to capacity as patron’s sipped complimentary champagne in honor of Leslie Ugghams Uptown Downtown opening night performance last Friday. Uptown Downtown starring Leslie Uggams is an alluring musical evening with the celebrated Leslie Uggams. In stories and song, Leslie recreates her exceptional “journey from uptown to down-

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month hiatus. Guests in attendance included Pasadena’s new police Chief Phillip Sanchez accompanied by his wife as well and Los Angeles County’s first female chief of police, Marilyn Diaz of the Sierra Madre Police Dept. Scores of celebrities attended the opening too, including funny lady Joanne Worley who is perhaps best known for her work on “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In.” Ben Vereen, Loretta Devine, Lorraine Toussaint, Jenifer Lewis, Freda Payne, also attended the opening. The opening night celebration of Leslie Uggams in UPTOWN DOWNTOWN benefits Pasadena Playhouse’s Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project. The evening also honored Lena L. Kennedy for her leadership and support of theatrical diversity at Pasadena Playhouse and the American Theatre. A former journalist and friend had seen Leslie Ugghams in 1967. Bernie Caughey wrote reviews UPI in Boston back then. He and his wife saw Leslie Uggams in her very first musical revue -- ”HALLELUJAH, BABY” -- on opening night at the Colonial Theater in Boston . “Leslie Uggams was so very, very good.” said Bernie Caughey who attended another of Ugghams’ openings, albeit 43 years later, at the Pasadena Playhouse with his wife Terry. It was “a really wonderful night. We enjoyed it so much and had so much fun.” he added. Tony Award-winning

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Dickens Eve to Spotlight New Businesses The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has a busy weekend coming up, as Dickens Village, the kickoff to the holiday shopping season is held this Saturday, Nov. 27th. But the night before will have them running around as well, as three businesses will try to get a jump on the holiday season by hosting open houses and ribbon cuttings on Friday. The Shabby Dog, a dog boutique that has been all over the media, including The Today Show, Celeb-

rity Apprentice and more, is now offering dog grooming services as well. The Shabby Dog is located at 31 E. Montecito, and will be the site of the first ribbon cutting at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be served. From The Shabby Dog, everyone is invited to walk around back, to 31 E. Montecito, Ste. C, the home of AKA Fotographix, a new photography studio in Sierra Madre that features both digital and film photographs for sale. The ribbon cutting at

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, November 14, through Saturday, November 20, the Police Department responded to 909 calls for service of which 136 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, November 14: Around 3:26 a.m., AMH security advised that a driver with facial injuries entered their parking lot in a vehicle with two flat tires and front end damage. Security personnel directed the driver to a Chevron gas station in the 100 block of Huntington for possible repairs. Units located the vehicle with three male Hispanic occupants. The odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on the 26-year-old driver’s breath, and a field sobriety test was conducted. It was determined that the driver was operating the vehicle while intoxicated and was arrested for DUI. The passengers, both 20 years of age, were also arrested for public intoxication. Assisting officers located the accident scene at Holly and Campus, where a City sign was damaged in the center median. While on routine patrol around 9:37 p.m., an automated license plate reader alerted officers to a vehicle that had a $75,000 misdemeanor warrant attached to it. A traffic stop was initiated at Duarte and Holly, and a record check of the 42-yearold male Hispanic driver confirmed that he had a warrant and was arrested at the scene without incident. Monday, November 15: Units responded to Nordstrom in reference to an internal investigation of thefts committed by an employee between August 31 and November 15. Loss prevention personnel discovered an employee had made fraudulent returns of merchandise in which he credited to Nordstrom gift cards. The employee then used the gift cards to make purchases with his employee discount. A 23-year-old male Caucasian was arrested for grant theft and commercial burglary. Around 8:49 p.m., officers observed a vehicle traveling about five miles per hour with its headlights off. A traffic stop was conducted at Peck and Clark and two male occupants were con-

tacted. When questioned, one subject admitted that he had a methamphetamine smoking pipe inside the car. Officers searched the vehicle and a smoking pipe was located, along with a keyhole lock punch, multiple screwdrivers, knife, flashlight, and GPS unit. A 24-year-old Caucasian and a 31-year-old male Hispanic were arrested for attempted auto burglary, receiving stolen property, and possession of burglary tools. The older subject was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two outstanding warrants totaling $70,000.

Tuesday, November 16: Officers responded to City Hall in reference to a fraud report around 8:55 a.m. A City employee was notified by her credit card company of possible fraudulent activities on her account. She discovered that unknown suspect(s) had made 11 fraudulent charges totaling over $1,943. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., a consensual contact with two male subjects was made at the Unocal gas station located at 701 West Huntington. A consent search of their vehicle was also initiated, and officers located a fraudulent social security card. A 22-year-old male Hispanic was arrested at the scene. Wednesday, November 17: Around 10:00 a.m., a robbery and residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of California. Two male Hispanic suspects entered the house by pretending to deliver a UPS package, and one suspect also displayed a semi-automatic handgun. The housekeeper’s eyes were covered with tape and her hands were bound. The suspects stole miscellaneous jewelry, watches, and a safe. Units were sent to the 500 block of West Leroy regarding a grand theft that occurred between 8:00 p.m. on November 2 and 9:00 p.m. on November 14. It is believed that a former 59-year-old female Asian housekeeper stole $8,000 from a houseguest staying at the home. Thursday, November 18: A traffic stop was conducted at Baldwin and Huntington for a code violation around 10:09 p.m. Record checks of the occupants were conducted and it revealed that a 27-year-old male Caucasian passenger had a $15,000 outstanding warrant

for DUI. The man was arrested at the scene. Shortly before midnight, units were dispatched to the 800 block of West Duarte in reference to a disturbance between a mother and son. A record check revealed that the 27-year-old male Hispanic had a $50,000 outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance and was taken into custody.

Friday, November 19: Between 11:00 p.m. on November 18 and 6:30 a.m. on November 19, a residential burglary and vehicle theft occurred in the 300 block of Oxford. Unknown suspect(s) entered the house through an unsecured window and stole a purse, gaming console, and a 1998 BMW from the driveway. A Wells Fargo representative came to the station around 11:14 a.m. to file a fraud report. A female suspect deposited four non-sufficient checks totaling $25,150 into her checking account and then withdrew the funds shortly thereafter. Saturday, November 20: Around 2:14 p.m., units responded to Motel 6, 225 Colorado, regarding a vehicle theft and grand theft report. The victim advised that he was partying with a female acquaintance in the room and they both fell asleep. When he awoke he discovered that the woman had stolen $500 from his wallet and his 2007 Nissan Sentra. The woman was later arrested by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the victim’s car was recovered. Around 5:23 p.m., a 28-year-old male Asian driver was busy looking for a street address and collided with a patrol unit in the intersection of First and Diamond. Fortunately, there were no injuries.

Monrovia PD

During the last sevenday period, the Police Department handled 495 service events, resulting in 102 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:

Domestic Violence / Suspects Arrested On November 14 at 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of South Ivy regarding a domestic violence incident

in progress. Through investigation, it was determined that the ex-husband of the victim and his new girlfriend arrived at the ex-wife’s house to return their children. The ex-wife became angry and yelled obscenities at her exhusband. The ex-husband exited his vehicle and threw his ex-wife to the ground and punched and kicked her. The new girlfriend also exited the vehicle and punched the ex-wife. Family members intervened and broke up the fight. The ex-wife sustained visible injuries to her face and body. The officers arrested the ex-husband for domestic violence and the new girlfriend was arrested for battery.

Mental Evaluation On November 14 at 8:12 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Pilgrim regarding an attempt suicide. The subject had a knife and had cut his wrists and arms. When Officers arrived, the subject had fled the location on foot. Containment of the area was set up and a helicopter was requested to assist in the search. The subject was located and a foot pursuit ensued. The subject was still holding the knife, but tossed it and attempted to jump over a residential wall to get away. The officer maintained a safe distance from the subject and deployed his taser, which had an immediate affect. The subject was apprehended without further incident. The subject was taken to a hospital to be treated for his selfinflicted injuries, which were determined to be superficial. He was held for a 72-hour mental evaluation. Driving Under the Influence / Suspect Arrested On November 16 at 9:43 p.m., an officer observed a driver turn east off of Canyon into the westbound lanes of Huntington. The driver saw the officer and appeared to hesitate, stopping in the middle of the lanes. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for driving the wrong way on a divided highway. The officer determined that the driver was driving under the influence. The driver was arrested. The driver’s blood alcohol level

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Grand Theft Auto On November 17 at 12:23 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Norumbega regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim was visiting in the area and came out to find her tan, 2001 Dodge Durango missing from in front of the home. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft Auto On November 17 at 12:31 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 800 block of West Huntington. An employee came out from work and discovered his white, 1990 Honda Accord had been stolen. Investigation continuing.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, November 14th, to Saturday November 20th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 306 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.

Sunday, November 14th: 2:30 PM- Residential Burglary, 400 blk. W. Montecito Ave. Unknown suspect(s) entered a residential home by climbing onto a balcony and entering an opened balcony door. Items stolen from the home included an ebony jewelry box, numerous gold, jade, and pearl earrings, a 6 leaf eucalyptus motif necklace, other women’s jewelry, and a gold colored standard pillow case. Suspect(s) left in an unknown direction. Tuesday, November 16th: 2:16 AM- DUI Alcohol/ Drugs Arrest, Oak Crest Dr and Carter Ave. Motorist was stopped for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigations revealed that the Sierra Madre resident was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Jail for booking. Wednesday, November 17th: 1:04 AM- DUI Alcohol/ Drugs, Foothill Blvd and Michillinda Ave. Motorist was stopped for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed that Altadena resident was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was transported to Pasadena Police Jail for booking. 7:45 AM- Battery, 450 blk. W. Carter Ave. This case involves a battery that occurred at Bailey Canyon Park between a Sierra Madre resi-

dent walking his dog off leash and a Pasadena resident, who asked the man to put a leash on the dog. The man walking the dog reportedly pushed the victim as he passed him on the trail. The case was submitted to Pasadena District Attorney’s office for review.

Thursday, November 18th: 3:14 PM- Residential Burglary, 100 blk. E. Bonita Ave. Unknown suspect(s) entered a residential home through the back door with a doggie door opening. A gun vault was stolen containing a Ruger revolver handgun inside. Friday, November 19th: 12:27 PM-Fraudulent Obtaining Money/ Property/ Labor, 30 blk. E. Montecito Ave. This case involves a man selling phony iPod to a Sierra Madre resident. Saturday, November 20th: 2:43 PM- Possession of Dangerous Fireworks, Baldwin Ave and Hampton Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. During the stop the officer found what appeared to be a pipe bomb. Officers called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and the area was evacuated. Bomb squad investigators determined that the device was fireworks packaged and wrapped to look like a pipe bomb. A 19 year old Azusa man was arrested for possession of dangerous fireworks and taken to the Sierra Madre Police Department for booking. The suspect was released on a written promise to appear in court.

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Human Remains Found on Mount Lowe Railway Trail, Angeles National Forest Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau investigators responded to the Mount Lowe Railway Trail, located in the Angeles National Forest, along with Altadena Search and Rescue Team members to investigate the circumstances surrounding found human remains on Sunday Trail hikers discovered the remains and alerted Altadena Sheriff’s Station personnel. No evidence of foul play was detected. There is no further information available at this time.


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED BANK MERGER Notice is hereby given that American Premier Bancorp, 336 E. Huntington Drive Arcadia, California 91006 has made application to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C. 20429 for its written consent to merge with and into American Premier Bank 336 E. Huntington Drive Arcadia, California 91006. American Premier Bank will survive the merger. This notice is published pursuant to Section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his/her comments in writing with the Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its Regional Office at 25 Jessie Street @ Ecker Square, Suite 2300, San Francisco, California 94105 before processing of the application has been completed. The closing date of the public comment period will not be later than November 29, 2010. The period may be extended by the regional director for good cause. The nonconfidential portion of the application file is available for inspection within one day following the request for such file. It may be inspected in the Corporation’s regional office during regular business hours. Photocopies of information in the nonconfidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. Date: November 10, 2010 AMERICAN PREMIER BANCORP Arcadia, California AMERICAN PREMIER BANK Arcadia, California Publish: November 11, 18, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10380056-CL Order # 100486880-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAY V. THOMAS AND JENNIFER C. THOMAS , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/13/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1643213 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/8/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $444,576.62 The purported property address is: 1025 ORANGE AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessors Parcel No. 8526-007-024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 11/17/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 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

November 25 - December 1, 2010 OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3791845 11/18/2010, 11/24/2010, 12/02/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10380644-CL Order # 100491702-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/3/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): STEVEN E. SPERL , A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 8/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20071893478 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/8/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $531,454.18 The purported property address is: 405S MADISON AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessors Parcel No. 8505-030016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 11/18/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3792805 11/18/2010, 11/24/2010, 12/02/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMS-94635 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 9, 2010, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by JOSE DE JESUS RODRIGUEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 2/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20070215479, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest

conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 8588-003-005 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 5614 ALESSANDRO AVENUE , TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $1,038,781.43. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code 2923.54 does not cover this loan. Dated: 11/12/2010 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www. rtrustee.com ASAP# 3807091 11/18/2010, 11/24/2010, 12/02/2010 Trustee Sale No.: 20100159902879 Title Order No.: 100465548 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 9/21/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/30/2004 as Instrument No. 04 2513043 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: Hoss Nouhi and Fakhri L. Nouhi And Navid Nouhi, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/8/2010 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 754-756 Olive Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 APN#: 8506-027-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $314,773.73. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publishing 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-5731965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 11/17/2010 NDex West, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P768137 11/18, 11/25, 12/02/2010 Ashley Andrews, Esq. SBN: 251565 Hoffman & Andrews, LLP - 302 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, California 91024 - Telephone No. (626)355-4422 - Attorneys for Petitioner, beacon media, Inc. - Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles - In the matter of the petition of beacon media, inc. to have the standing of Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation ascertained and established. Case No.: GS012932 - Notice of intention to apply for order declaring status of newspaper as one of general circulation pursuant to government code section 6021. Notice is hereby given that on 12/14, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard in Department of this court, located at 300 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, California91101 Petitioner intends to apply for an order declaring the newspaper known as the Pasadena Independent to be a newspaper of general circulation for the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. - Date: November 5, 2010 Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles - In the matter of the petition of beacon media, inc. to have the standing of Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation ascertained and established. Case No.: GS012932 - Petition to ascertain and establish standing as a newspaper of general circulation

pursuant to california government code sections 6000 and 6020 - Petitioner alleges: Petitioner is the publisher of the newspaper known as the Pasadena Independent, hereinafter referred to as the “the newspaper.” The newspaper is a newspaper of general circulation published for the dissemination of local news and intelligence of a general character in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. The newspaper has a bona fide subscription list of paying subscribers numbering fifty in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California, and elsewhere in the surrounding area, and has an average weekly circulation of three thousand five hundred. For more than one year preceding the filing of this Petition, the newspaper has been established under the name of Pasadena Independent, and has been printed and published regularly every Thursday in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. During the whole of the one year period preceding the filing of this Petition, the mechanical work of producing the newspaper, that is, the work of typesetting and impressing type on paper, has been performed in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles, and State of California; the newspaper has been issued from the same city, county and state where it is printed and sold; it has been both printed and published in the same city, county and state; and it has been published as a weekly newspaper on each Thursday of each calendar week. wherefore, Petitioner prays for judgment ascertaining and establishing the Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation, as defined in section 6000 of the California Government Code for the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. Dated: November 5, 2010

T.S No. 10160 Title Order No. 5810272 Loan No. Yaghoubian A.P.N.: 5769-005-009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction to sell to the highest bidder - for cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state - WILL BE HELD BY THE DULY APPOINTED TRUSTEE SHOWN BELOW, OF ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO AND NOW HELD BY THE TRUSTEE PURSUANT TO THE DEED OF TRUST DESCRIBED BELOW. The sale will be made “as is” - without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances - to pay the remaining principal sum of the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust including, but not limited to, all interest, late charges, penalties, advances, legal fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee which are reasonably estimated as set forth below. Date and Time of Sale: 12/14/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, California Good faith

estimate of obligation at the initial publication of this notice:$253,632.13 The total amount due may be greater on the day of sale, however, the lender may elect to open the bidding in an amount less than the total amount due. For instructions on registering bank-wired funds to bid at this trustee sale, please contact the trustee at least five (5) business days prior to the sale. Trustor: Robert Yaghoubian, an unmarried man Duly Appointed Trustee: M.R.R. Inc., a California Corporation, dba All Valley Trustee Service Recorded 6/18/2007 as Instrument No. 20071467015 in Book ---, Page --- of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California. The beneficiary or authorized agent has met the due diligence requirements listed in California Civil Code Section 2923.5 or the provisions of this Section do not apply. The undersigned trustee, as authorized agent for the mortgage loan servicer, declares that the mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1130 Fallen Leaf Road Arcadia, CA 91006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. M.R.R. Inc., a California Corporation, dba All Valley Trustee Service 23564 Calabasas Rd, #208 Calabasas, California 91302 818-225-8877 Register for Trustee Sale Updates: www.allvalleytrustee. com Sam Aranda, Assistant Secretary Date: 11/16/10 M.R.R. Inc., a California Corporation, doing business as All Valley Trustee Service is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P770794 11/18, 11/24, 12/02/2010 Trustee Sale No. 722933CA Loan No. 0697403541 Title Order No. M719643 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/9/2010 at 10:30 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/26/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 0188503 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Martha Cuevas, a single woman, as Trustor, Loanex Funding, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a

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state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $662,317.25 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3034 South 8th Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 APN Number: 8571-010-004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 11/12/2010 SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P769104 11/18, 11/24, 12/02/2010

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626-301-1888

$450,000

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

$309,000

This 3 bed/2.5 ba unit was recently remodeled. Kitchen w/ granite tile counter tops and custom cabinets. Large family room. Custom paint, window coverings & drapes, ceiling fans, and mirrored closet doors. The entire unit features bamboo flooring. Private 2-car attached garage. (HUN)

CeNtuRy 21 villaGe Realty (626) 355-1451

CeNtuRy 21 villaGe Realty (626) 355-1451

CeNtuRy 21 ludeCke iNC (626) 445-0123

CeNtuRy 21 eaRll, ltd. 626-301-1888

SoutH PaSadeNa SCHoolS!!!

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uPGRaded towNHome

This totally upgraded Condo features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Lower Unit with hardwood floors, designer tile, custom cabinets, front and back patios. Gated community with pool/spa. (MOU)

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CeNtuRy 21 eaRll, ltd.

CeNtuRy 21 eaRll, ltd. 626-301-1888

$288,000

This one level condo features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (with new tile) and a galley style kitchen w/newer appliances. Located in the very desirable Mission District of S. Pasadena and close to the Gold Line. Also for lease at $1,400.00 mo. (ORA)

CeNtuRy 21 eaRll, ltd. 626-301-1888

$235,000

Wonderful investment opportunity. This duplex has 2bdrm 1bth each. Excellent for owner occupied and income also. Prime location, near bus stops and freeways. Very motivated seller. (W36)

CeNtuRy 21 ludeCke iNC (626) 445-0123

$229,000

626-301-1888

$179,900

This well maintained 2 bed/1 ba condo has been updated and is located on a private cul-de-sac in a great area of north Azusa. Newly painted interior, new tile floors and new stove. Great location near Country Club with beautiful mountain views. (CAL)

Century 21 earll, ltd.

Century 21 ludeCke inC

Century 21 village realty

320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia

20 e. Foothill Blvd. Suite 105, arCadia

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

www.Century21earll.Com

www.C21ludeCke.Com

www.C21village.Com

(626) 301-1888

(626) 445-0123

(626) 355-1451

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