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Thursday, March 3 - March 9, 2011

Volume XXII, No. IX

Community News, Arts & Opinions Since 1996

Duarte Man Arcadia’s First Avenue School Sixth Shot in Graders Start Cancer Awareness Club Pasadena Identified At about 4:00 a.m. Sunday, the Pasadena police department received a call of “Shots Fired” in the 1000 block of Armada Dr. Officers responded to the call and checked the area but nothing was found. At approximately 5:22 a.m., an employee of the city parks department patrolling the area of the Rose Bowl parking lot notified Pasadena Police that as he was arriving for work he saw a Black male lying in a dirt area of

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Sierra Madre Resident Demands Relief BY TERRY MILLER John Crawford, who ran an unsuccessful bid for a council seat last year, has filed an “Administrative Claim” regarding the Sierra Madre Water Rate Increase. The letter which was hand delivered and a copy sent via US mail to City Manager Elaine Aguilar, was stamped as received Feb. 24, 2011 In the letter, Crawford demands the city of Sierra Madre “Immediately Repeal the Ordinance after receipt of this administrative claim letter”. To do so, the matter, of course, would have to be agendized by city council. Crawford claims the city did not adequately notify owners (re: prop 218) and also that the notice originally sent out did not “contain the reason(s) for the proposed rate increase as required by Proposition 218.” Additionally Crawford

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Emily Quach 12, Deniece Caraballo, 11, Victoria Medina, 11, Pauline Tjhin, 12, Christine Back 11, and William Zhang, 11 are the core members of First Avenue School’s Cancer Awareness Club. Teacher Doug Townsend helped the kids get organized. –Photos by Terry Miller BY TERRY MILLER Sixth grade First Avenue Science teacher, Doug Townsend, attended a Relay For Life kickoff party for the Arcadia Relay in January. Aside from getting personally involved in the community event

held each summer to raise funds for cancer research, Townsend did something a little extra this year. He noticed the handmade piggy banks which adorned each table and after checking with event chairman Carter Spruill,

Organizers Plan to Protest Arcadia Mayor Amundson’s Breakfast Friday March 4 BY TERRY MILLER

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his newspaper has been flooded with letters, e mails and comments on our websites in reaction to Mayor Amundson’s decision to spend city monies on a speaker from Focus on Family to speak at the annual Mayor’s Community Breakfast. There has been outrage, on both sides of the issue, regarding not only the rights of the gay community but also the rights of Amundson to choose whomever he desires to speak at the event. Several local groups and individuals have publically voiced their disapproval of

the choice of H B London who is slated to speak at the Friday breakfast at a recent city council meeting. Feeling unheard, several in the LGBT community including Pastor Rick Eisenlord countered the perceived bigotry with an All Family Barbeque Sunday in Pasadena. The idea was to encourage more free thinking and dialog between those who may have differences in lifestyles, sexual or otherwise. The protest this Friday will be held at 7 AM outside the site of Mayor’s Breakfast at Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive.

he brought one back to his classroom hoping to spark a little extra interest in his classroom about the American Cancer Society and the purpose of Relay for Life. What happened next is something quite ex-

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traordinary, according to Townsend. “The kids just ran with the idea when I told them how and where the money would be used! It is all them, their enthusiasm and energy is electric,”

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Pasadenans Required to Stop Outdoor Watering March 17 to 28 On Monday the Pasadena City Council declared a Level 4 Water Shortage Emergency during the temporary shutdown of a major regional water pipeline from March 17 through March 28. The city will enforce a total ban on outdoor watering with very few exceptions until pipeline deliveries resume. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), which supplies about 60 percent of Pasadena’s water, is planning a seismic retrofit of the F.E. Weymouth Water Treatment Plant in La Verne and will stop all water deliveries to Pasadena and neighboring cities through its upper feeder pipeline during the project. For those 10 days, Pasadena must rely solely on its groundwater and reserves. “Even though this shortterm supply cut is severe, we

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Sierra Madre Mayor Mosca Delivers Upbeat State of City Address Despite Dark Clouds in State Forecast It was standing room only when we arrived at the very first official State of the City address Monday evening. The event was designed for Mayor Joe Mosca to recap the city’s achievements. The mood of the evening festive and confident with a little help from a number of songs sung by Sierra Madre Elementary School students which included the timeless classic “Let there be Peace on Earth.” After the many songs performed enthusiastically by young Sierra Madre pupils it was time for the adults to get down to business. Bu the time the 30 plus minute presentation by the students was

complete, there was room for the majority of those present to take a seat in the million dollar community room. Commenting that the 3rd graders were a hard act to follow, Mayor Pro tem John Buchanan introduced Mayor Joe Mosca. “I am very excited that tonight we are meeting in our newly remodeled Sierra Madre Community Room. This is one of our most recent accomplishments. Some of you may recall what the room looked like before it was updated – now we look forward to greater use of this facility for events such as this. “Mosca opened his remarks. He continued: “In fact,

just two weeks ago the Library’s “One Book One City program” used this room for a talk with the author of this year’s book, On Gold Mountain by Lisa See. The

Joe Mosca - Photo by Terry Miller

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andy Household Helpers! The Household Commander-in-Chief at my house believes that to meet the demands of her daily housekeeping she needs to use as many labor saving helpers as possible. My “Cleaning Queen” has been very resourceful in adapting many common items found around the house to accomplish the household duties. The following is a list of some of her proven household helpers that you may find useful: FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS... They are great for getting rid of those ugly ants that come indoors to get out of a heavy rainstorm. Put them around your kitchen sink behind appliances. Scientists have determined that the sheets contain linalool, a pleasant smelling compound naturally found in basil, lavender and marjoram and the chemical in the dryer sheets really irritates and kills bugs. They also keep closets smelling fresh and yet do not scent up your clothing. They are great odor guards for old shoes. Best of all, when used they are great for keeping the shower doors and tile in showers sparkling clean. CLEVER USES FOR OLD COFFEE GROUNDS ... “Fridge freshener”: Put the dry grounds into an old margarine tub with holes poked in the lid. Place the tub in the refrigerator to absorb odors. Keep grounds in a can near the sink. Rub a

small amount over your hands after peeling onions, chopping garlic, or handling fish to get rid of the odor. You can recycle them as a fertilizer. They are great when spread over flowerbeds containing acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons. REUSE OF PACKING BOX PEANUTS ... They make great drainage in the bottom of household flowerpots. They will also serve as pet bedding: Stuff peanuts into an old zippered pillow; cover it to create a soft bed for your dog or cat. Then use as an air freshener in their beds. Put a handful of packing peanuts into a potpourri jar and sprits with your favorite perfume to deodorize a room. USE OF POWDERED LEMON OR ORANGE DRINK MIXES... They are handy helpers for removing stains on the inside of your dishwasher door. To remove rust from the inside walls, pour 1/4 cup powdered lemon or orange drink, which contains citric acid or citric acid crystals, into the detergent cup and then run a regular cycle. Repeat as often as necessary. It is also useful in cleaning the stain buildup that sometimes occurs in the washing machine. REUSE FOR OLD PANTYHOSE... They make great garden-stake ties! A great strainer for old paint and they are good for gift-wrap storage: Keep rolls of gift paper neat and tatter-free by storing them in old

pantyhose -- one roll per leg -- and hanging them in the closet. Try pantyhose to scrub tile and other surfaces where you’re afraid of scratches. They are also great for applying polishes to silver, brass, gold, and other easily scratched metals. They are useful for flower bulb storage. Store seasonal bulbs in pantyhose and hang them up in a dry place to promote good air circulation. Oh yes, and old pantyhose are perfect for putting the spitshine on shoes. Oh yaa... in a pinch ... you can make a quick Halloween mask for your trick- or-treaters too! TOOTHPASTE... It’s an excellent cleaner behind those careless toothpaste users. It is very helpful around the sink to clean chrome: It will quickly shine sink fixtures. Just lightly rub over faucets with a wet sponge. It can also soothe skin to relieve itch from a mosquito bite. MUSTARD & KETCHUP PACKETS... If you get extra mustard or ketchup packets with a take-out meal, put them in the freezer. They make great mini ice packs for small boo-boos. REUSE OF OLD SPOUSES... Oh Yes, I too have been one of her “Handy Household Helpers” found around the house. I am regularly employing all of those helpers shown above in addition to my regular duties of doing the dishes, washing the laundry, folding the clothes, shopping and bringing her breakfast in bed each day.

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Dorothy's Place (I have decided to rerun a column I did in April, 1999. While working on my income taxes yesterday, I was reminded of it.) I paid our income tax last week. I was feeling a little blue. If the IRS said I we owed so much, how come we didn’t have more left? I was trying to see the bright side. I was trying to convince myself things were good. I said, “Self, be thankful you owe something. It means you earned something.” I have a roof over my head. You can tell by looking at me, I’m not hungry. I’m able to get warm in winter and cool in summer. I have a new car, small, middle-of-the-line but it looks classy and I like it. Life is pretty good. Still, I had to pay the IRS for that goodness. So, I have a right to feel sorry for me. Another woman I know appears to have everything. Her home is gorgeous. She has a cleaning crew to keep it spotless. Her lawn is a perennial showcase, thanks to the hired gardeners. The hired maintenance company keeps the pool clean and clear. She just swims or has catered parties around it. The exercise room is well equipped. She has a personal trainer. And, treat of all treats, she has a masseuse who gives her regular massages. Her wardrobe looks like something straight out of the top fashion magazines. Her hairdresser keeps her dyed, dried, curled and coiffed at least twice a week. Her tax man came

to her house. He figured her taxes. She owed the IRS. She said she can’t understand. If she owes that much, how come she doesn’t have more left? She was feeling a little blue. I have to admit, I had a little trouble feeling sorry for her. Then she told me a story that I consider to be about the ultimate. This same woman believes in trading her car every other year, just because it is two years old. That is how she’s always done it. Last time, she bought a new Cadillac. Then shortly thereafter she decided to take a trip around the world. Her mechanic came out to the house and removed the battery from her new car. She was gone a year. She had a house sitter but not a car driver. It sat in the garage while she was gone. When she came home, the mechanic returned to replace the battery. He lifted the hood. Inside that beautiful garage attached to that luxurious home, common rats had gnawed all the wiring of her elegant Cadillac. I still have a little trouble feeling sorry for her, but I’m not feeling so blue any more. Meaning has returned to my life. I’m going to spend what I have left to print a bumper sticker. I’ll put it on my classy little car. It will read “The Rats Ate My Cadillac.” Who will know the difference? (I didn’t have to get the sticker printed. My Heart-son and wife got it for me. It is now 2010 and I’m still tooling around town in that same classy little car. It is still wearing that same sticker.)

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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: On this chilly morning I just sat down to the newspaper and a warm coffee in my cozy local caffeine station, Bean town. I opened your paper to the news of a Focus on the Family speaker at a community breakfast, and a letter to Dear Mayor Amundson, Mayor Pro Tem Kovacic, Council Members Chandler, Segal and Harbicht: I have heard that your city has invited a speaker from Focus on the Family to speak at a Community Breakfast on March 4, 2011. I wish to voice my Respose to David N. Parker: ~Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.~ Wow, I thought California was the place for people with open minds. AlDear Editor: I am responding to a article in your newspaper about Rev. H.B. London being the speaker at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. My disappointment comes from the fact that

the editor applauding the city council for their decision to invite this person to such an event. “I applaud ...[the city council] ...for having the courage to select a speaker... who cares about family values.” I read, and suddenly the warm bonhomie I feel is replaced by a cold

shiver up my spine. Family values? What kind of family rejects its members for their sexual preferences? What kind of family campaigns to hurt, to discriminate, to impugn people simply based on how those people define their sexuality? Not my family. Not

my city. Hate and ignorance and fear have no place in my house, or in what I teach my child. I am straight, and I vote, and I am disgusted. Most sincerely,

concern about a speaker advocating a failed therapy not recognized as effective by any major medical association in the United States. Focus on the Family recommends this failed therapy even though the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association,

and the AMA all state that it not only cannot change sexual orientation or gender identity, but actually caused much harm. I am surprised that you would give such an organization a voice in your city and under Arcadia’s endorsement. I believe Arcadia needs to

show their community that Arcadia Focuses on and Accepts ALL Families – including those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning family members.

though Focus on the Family claims non-profit status to promote families, their message is nothing but hate and money-making wrapped in a thin cloth. I cannot imagine what compelled Arcadia Mayor Amundson to invite a

person representing such a closed and narrow minded viewpoint to a community event. Hopefully, more people will organize and be outside the event having a true, sharing community breakfast on the sidewalk

than inside listening to hate and judgment. I wish you luck and success should the city decide to extricate yourself from this bad decision.

this event is already sold out. I would have loved to attend, as I know Pastor H.B. to one of the most kind and compassionate Pastors I have ever known. I was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena during

his pastorate there and was astounded at his personal care for my family during a period of difficulty. I know that I am not alone in my view. Thank you to the Mayor to have great courage to invite Pastor London.

Arcadia is a wonderful city because great people of sincere and genuine faith can be asked to lead events such as this.

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Journalist & Author Andre Coleman to speak at “2011 Citizen Journalism Speakers Series” Andre Coleman, Journalist & Author will speak at the “2011 Citizen Journalism Speakers Series”. Mr. Coleman has worked as a professional and freelance reporter for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Black Voice News, The Daily News, Pasadena Star-News and many more. In 1998, Coleman optioned his first screenplay. Today, he is the city reporter for the Pasadena Weekly, working on his next novel and producing his first independent motion picture. This free lecture event features

local and national journalists, telling their personal stories and adventures in the life of journalism and media. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 6:00pm, hosted by Pasadena Community Network and Mountain Views News. The speaker series will be held at: Donald R. Wright Auditorium 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101 (located in the Pasadena Central Library) All Events Door Open at 6:00pm Each program includes a presentation by

the speakers and an engaging 15-minute question and answer session with citizen journalists and community members in the audience. Up-coming Featured Speakers include: Diane Hill, Former Maxim Sports Reporter & Attorney - Tuesday, April 26 Terry Miller, Photojournalist & Editor of Pasadena Independent - Tuesday, May 31 Susan Henderson, Publisher of the Mountain Views News - Tuesday, June 7

Duarte Man Shot in Rose Bowl Parking Lot Continued from page 1 the Brookside Parking lot, approximately 100 yards south of Seco Street at Arroyo Blvd. Officers arrived and discovered the body of a Black male in his thirties who had been shot. Paramedics were called and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have now identified the body as that of Victor Franklin Cass, 57, of Duarte. Cass had two daughters, Chelsea Cass, 24, of West Covina and Victricia Cass, 35, of San Diego. He was married twice and divorced each time. He also apparently had an extensive criminal record including GTA, domestic battery and other charges. He was also dishonorably discharged from the Army. An autopsy will reveal how many shots struck Carr according to coroners. It is unknown if the incident

on Armada is related to the discovery of Cass. Detectives are investigating both incidents. Decetives working on the case have said it is too early to tell anything in this stage of the investigation.Anyone with further information pertaining to either of these incidents is asked to call the Pasadena Police Department Homicide Detectives at 626 744- 4511. the Brookside Parking lot, approximately 100 yards south of Seco Street at Arroyo Blvd. Officers arrived and discovered the body of a Black male in his thirties who had been shot. Paramedics were called and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have now identified the body as that of Victor Franklin Cass, 57, of Duarte. Cass had two daughters,

Chelsea Cass, 24, of West Covina and Victricia Cass, 35, of San Diego. He was married twice and divorced each time. He also apparently had an extensive criminal record including GTA, domestic battery and other charges. He was also dishonorably discharged from the Army. An autopsy will reveal how many shots struck Carr according to coroners. It is unknown if the incident on Armada is related to the discovery of Cass. Detectives are investigating both incidents. Decetives working on the case have said it is too early to tell anything in this stage of the investigation.Anyone with further information pertaining to either of these incidents is asked to call the Pasadena Police Department Homicide Detectives at 626 744- 4511.


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Bird Walk and Talk Join Ornithologist Kimball Garrett, collections manager of the L.A. County Museum of Natural History, on a bird walk leaving the Duarte Historical Museum, 777 Encanto Parkway, Duarte, at 8 a.m. on Saturday March 12. Do-

nuts will be served before the walk at 7:15 a.m. Binoculars are helpful. The walk will generally remain in the Encanto Park area and trail along the river. The trip will proceed rain or shine. “We will look for the earliest spring migrants,

including swallows and maybe an oriole or two and check the San Gabriel River for water birds,” says Garrett. The walk is sponsored by the Duarte Historical Society and admission is free. For further information call 626 358-0329.

TUSD Facing $6 Million in Cuts over Next Three Years Voice your support for adequately funding public education! Please take a few minutes to visit the District’s website at www. tcusd.net (click on Budget Action Alert) and send personalized electronic letters to State Senator Carol Liu and State Assembly Member Anthony Portantino. We need our legislators’ support to place an extension of the current temporary taxes/fees on the special election ballot in June. TCUSD needs your support in voting “yes” to approve these extensions. It will not be possible to make up the budget shortfall without impacting our award-winning

schools. The Board of Education, administrators, teachers, and support personnel are doing everything possible to minimize the impact these reductions will have on students! The District is partnering with the Temple City Schools Foundation to protect educational programs for students through its “THRIVE” campaign! You can help by making an online donation at www.tcsf4students.org. For more information regarding the District’s financial picture, visit www. tcusd.net.

Chamber of Commerce to Hold Candidate Forum in Monrovia Continued from page 3 The event will be facilitated by the League of Women Voters, and will be aired live by Community Media of the Foothills (KGEM) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The community is

invited to attend and to submit written questions to candidates. There will also be open phones line over which viewers at home may submit questions to the candidates. Questions will be sort-

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Crawford Demands Relief Continued from page 1 claims that the city of Sierra Madre “failed to send notices for every hearing on the proposed rate increase and revised rate increase as required by Proposition 218. Crawford goes on to say that the City of Sierra Madre also did not notify the non-English speaking residents of the proposed rate increase, which, according to Crawford, constitutes violations of due process. As with other claims that the city has violated Prop 218, this matter seems

to be a last ditch effort by a resident who questions the integrity of the law firm that represents the city’s interests. Sandy Levin has consistently claimed there has been no violation of Prop 218 rules and regulations. The Sierra Madre Weekly spoke with city Manager Elaine Aguilar Tuesday and she said “As far the city is concerned, we are satisfied that we have complied with Proposition 218.” Aguilar went on to say that “(Crawford’s letter) is

just another in a series correspondence we received regularly from citizens who may be upset at a city council decision. Technically, no action is required - we do not have to respond as it (Crawford’s letter) is not a lawsuit.” However, Aguilar said, as a courtesy, she would acknowledge receipt of Mr. Crawford’s letter.” The city manger also said that every council member has received a copy of the letter (which we will post on our website in due course).

City of Monrovia Announces Start of Major Street Resurfacing Project The City of Monrovia announced the commencement of a major street resurfacing project along both Huntington Drive and Duarte Road. The project’s preconstruction phase and logistical activities will begin in the affected areas on Wednesday, March 16th. Major construction work – which will have an impact on daily ve-

hicular traffic – will begin the following week, March 21st. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2011. On West Huntington Drive, the project area will span from Fifth Avenue eastward to Magnolia Avenue. Meanwhile, on East Huntington Drive, the project area will go from Shamrock Av-

enue eastward to the eastern City limits beyond Mountain Avenue (please refer to attached map). On Duarte Road, the resurfacing work will cover Encino Avenue east to Magnolia Avenue. During construction periods, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction within the directly affected

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Continued from page 6 street sections. Motorists should expect detours and some traffic delays. For any questions or concerns related to this project, anticipated construction periods, etc., the City has created a dedicated project email address (pwcomments@ci.monrovia.ca.us)

and a project hotline number (626.932.5574). Issues/questions raised during normal business hours (MondayThursday, 7 AM to 6 PM & Friday, 7 AM to 5:30 PM) will be responded to on the same day. Issues/questions raised after normal business hours or on weekends or holidays

will be responded to on the next business day. For additional information and project updates, residents and business owners are encouraged to visit the City’s website at www.cityofmonrovia.org or the City’s Facebook page (search City of Monrovia).

IRS Has $129 Million for Californians Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return Refunds totaling more than $129 million may be waiting for nearly 124,000 Californians who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007, the Internal Revenue Service announced. However, to collect the money, a return for 2007 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 18, 2011. The IRS estimates that these potential 2007 refunds are $597 or more. Nationally, 1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who failed to file a 2007 federal income tax return. Some people may not have filed because they had too little income to require filing a tax return even though they had taxes withheld from their wages or made quarterly estimated payments. In cases where a return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund. If no return is filed to

claim a refund within three years, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury. For 2007 returns, the window closes on April 18, 2011. The law requires that the return be properly addressed, mailed and postmarked by that date. There is no penalty for filing a late return qualifying for a refund. The IRS reminds taxpayers seeking a 2007 refund that their checks will be held if they have not filed tax returns for 2008 and 2009. In addition, the refund will be applied to any amounts still owed to the IRS, and may be used to offset unpaid child support or past due federal debts such as student loans. By failing to file a return, people stand to lose more than a refund of taxes withheld or paid during 2007. In addition, many low-and-moderate income workers may not have claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

The EITC helps individuals and families whose incomes are below certain thresholds, which in 2007 were $39,783 for those with two or more children, $35,241 for people with one child, and $14,590 for those with no children. For more information, visit the EITC Home Page. Current and prior year tax forms and instructions are available on the Forms and Publications page of IRS.gov or by calling tollfree 1-800-TAX-FORM (1800-829-3676). Taxpayers who are missing Forms W-2, 1098, 1099 or 5498 for 2007, 2008 or 2009 should request copies from their employer, bank or other payer. If these efforts are unsuccessful, taxpayers can get a free transcript showing information from these year-end documents by calling 1-800-908-9946, or by filing Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, with the IRS.

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Proper Diabetes Care And Support The San Gabriel Valley Unit of the American Diabetes Association, led by Jeanette Wong, proudly presents its continuing monthly patient education program, featuring Helen L. Baron, M.D., Endocrinologist, as its featured speaker on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 7:15 p.m. Her topic is “Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.” The program is held in the CHEC building of the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, 261 Junipero Sera Drive (NW corner of Broadway) in San Gabriel. Individual support is available by reservation only (626) 284-5451. Doctor Baron became Board Certified in Endocrinolgy, Diabetes and Metabolism in October,

2006. The Doctor is internationally recognized as a specialist in Bone and Mineral Density. Helen L. Baron’s Medical Training was at USC/LAC Medical Center during which time she received many special honors. Included in her skills is her fluency in Spanish and English. The Doctor is a member of several Professional Societies, including The American Diabetes Association, and has participated in numerous medical programs as a guest speaker. At USC University Hospital, Doctor Baron is a member of the Insulin Error Reduction Team and the Medical Error Reduction Team. Doctor Baron has previously spoken at our education programs, and we have received overwhelm-

ing requests for her to be brought back. This program is the third of six education meetings being presented this year. This continues the tradition of the longest running patient education program in the San Gabriel Valley. The Mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. All participants in this Unit are volunteers, including our speakers. The San Gabriel Valley Unit meets from January through June. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. Parking, off of Broadway, is also free. For further information or directions, please call Elaine at (626) 284-5451.

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event was very well attended and perhaps a few of you attended? Stressing that it hasn’t been easy for the city of Sierra Madre particularly in times with the State trying to balance its budget by “taking away our local financial resources.” Mosca said. Mosca said: “Tonight, I want you to know that despite one of the worst economic downturns in the history of our nation, our community is doing very well.” For this he received a loud round of applause. “As a community leader and a parent of two young boys that will soon be of school age, I am extremely proud of our public schools and appreciative of the extraordinary work performed by our teachers and our principals – Gayle Bluemel & Garrett Newsom; our children are certainly receiving a world class education right here in Sierra Madre!” During his speech, Mosca singled out Paul Hagen and thanked him for his public service. Citing a voter approved increase in the Utility Users Tax that goes toward paying for public safety (police, fire and paramedic) services, Mosca said the voter approved initiative requires the Council to create a” citizen oversight committee “to make sure that the funds are spent appropriately. “Last August, the Committee reported that the funds were indeed spent correctly. This year’s Committee is currently reviewing the financial information and will be making their determination in the next two months; While we need to continue to encourage the growth in our business community, especially when it comes to attracting relevant and useful businesses to our town, the fact remains that we do not receive a lot in sales taxes. We are more dependent upon property taxes, which is a much more of a

stable revenue stream, especially for our community. So, when other communities were witnessing a huge swing in their revenues, our revenues were relatively flat to a slight growth; Our community has always been fiscally prudent in our investments, revenue forecasts, and our expenditures. About 5 years ago, we enacted strategic planning that allows us to focus on the challenges coming up down the road. We also have a two year budget cycle that encourages long term thinking about our policies and priorities; The volunteer spirit is alive and well in our community. Without a doubt the value added to our community by volunteers is nothing less than extraordinary. Our Sierra Madre Volunteer Fire Department saves us more than a million dollars each year (as compared to a fully paid department). Additionally, our reserve police officers and volunteers at our Library and in our Recreation Department save us an immeasurable amount, and our community has been effective and highly successful in receiving funding from our county, state, and federal government. In fact, this facility here was renovated with approximately 1 million in grant funding from the county and federal government. Recently, we’ve also received federal funding for improvements made to our water system, a state library grant, and county funding to repairs our roads.” “We have a balanced budget, but the General Fund revenues remain flat and are not keeping pace with inflation. We are also seeing a fast rise in pension, healthcare, and energy costs; The state’s massive debt, structural deficit, and lack of effective solutions, negatively impacts our community. The state continues to believe that taking local revenues while pushing down further unfunded mandates is the way to govern. The threats to local government revenues, and to our local control, make it very difficult to plan for the future and to maintain our level of services. State has proposed the elimination of Redevelopment agencies, and we’ve had a Redevelopment Agency since the 1970s. City Council just last week approved use of Redevelopment Agency funds for im-

portant community projects (new restrooms at Memorial Park, new Pool pump, new water main in Sierra Madre Blvd, plus incentives to bring new businesses to Sierra Madre), but the projects can’t be completed if the state eliminates Redevelopment Agencies. Another element complicating our ability to plan for the future include the elimination of very important grants including the COPS fund, which helps fund our Police Department, and the state Library grants, which are vital to the sustainability of our first class library; While we have been able to pay for “current” services, we have not been able to find funds for “big” infrastructure items such as repairing our streets, replacing 80+ year old water mains, replacing our water wells, trimming all the trees, and replacing all the broken sidewalks. This problem is compounded by the fact that we have been deferring maintenance on our infrastructure for too long; That being said, though we have a tight budget, we are currently estimating that our next two year budget will also be balanced, assuming the state does not take any of our money.” Making reference to the Water tax which is being contested by some in town, Mosca said “Unlike our General Fund, our Water Fund was not balanced and our projections indicated that in a few short years all of our reserves would be spent. The increase that was ultimately approved was the first increase approved in the past five years. Mosca thanked those who attended the various outreach events and provided input into the water process.” The Council heard your concerns and eventually adopted an increase that was about half of what was originally proposed for the first year – 7.54% instead of 15.75%. The new rates aren’t effective until July 1st.” Mosca said. Citing that “This wasn’t an easy decision for the City Council” Mosca said maintaining local control was important to us.” Mayor Mosca said that the city was able to complete more than $800,000 in street improvements. While the percentage of streets that still needs to be fixed is drop-

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PUSD’s Superintendent Diaz Resigns After Only 4 Years on Job

Edwin Diaz The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced that Superintendent Edwin Diaz will resign at the end of the current school year. Diaz has served as Superintendent of Schools for the 19,000 student, K-12 district since 2007. “The position of Superintendent requires an unmatched commitment of time, energy and passion in order to adequately serve students, staff and community –

a commitment I’ve enthusiastically embraced during the past four years,” Diaz stated. “After much deliberation and meaningful discussions with my family, I find at this stage of my life and career I want to pursue a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.” Superintendent Diaz, who was recently named Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) in Region XV has led PUSD with a focus on improving student achievement through rigorous instruction, expanding the capacity of the organization and its employees, and meaningfully engaging parents and community in student learning. Student achievement has soared by 52 points on the state’s Academic Performance Index over the past three years, surpassing the state’s rate of improvement. More PUSD schools have joined the “800 Club,” of schools that are considered high performing. A compre-

hensive and collaborative strategy incorporating dropout prevention and intervention programs for at-risk students has increased PUSD’s graduation rate. With an enhanced investment in the use of data to drive instruction and decision making, and stronger organizational systems, PUSD has improved its effectiveness and accountability and established credibility with a broad range of external partners. Mr. Diaz also led a major reorganization of the district’s facilities division, and the development of the district’s Facilities Master Plan. In 2009, voters approved Measure TT, a $350 million school improvement bond to repair and modernize the district’s aging schools. To date, 90 percent of projects have been completed on time and under budget. “I want to thank the many employees, community partners, parents, and students who have supported our efforts to improve Pasadena Unified over these past

four years,” said Diaz. “I strongly encourage all of you to continue to work together to implement the strategic plan, which represents the community’s highest dreams and aspirations for public

education in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. I have the utmost confidence in your ability to prepare our students for a future of limitless opportunities, and to build PUSD into one of the

nation’s strongest and most effective school systems.” Diaz’s resignation is effective August 2, 2011 and he is committed to supporting a smooth leadership transition.

Edward Diaz explains why he has to leave the Superintendent’s position - Photos by Terry Miller

Sixth Graders Start Cancer Awareness Club Continued from page 1 said the 10-year teaching veteran when we visited his classroom Tuesday. According to her classmates, one student - Samanta Beltrran, 12 - took it upon herself to really get the ball rolling. Samantha said her grandmother has cancer and she “really wanted to help raise some money for the cancer society to help with research and to find a cure.” “I knew it was really important and I wanted to help.” Beltran added with a huge, highly infectious grin on her face. The students were concerned why First Avenue wasn’t involved in the Relay for Life when other schools such as Arcadia High, for example, which already has a history with Relay for Life with their fundraising club - Hope Can Cure Cancer, is always involved. While these young people may have somewhat less life experience than the organizers of the Relay for Life, their combined boundless energies went into overdrive in their school and community and are well on the way to making history within their school. The students also got a petition together

requesting that the staff at First Aveune get involved. Spearheaded by Samanatha, fellow students in her science class quickly joined forces: Alas, the nucleus of the First Avenue Cancer Awareness Club was born. The core founders consists of: Emily Quach 12, Deniece Caraballo, 11, Victoria Medina, 11, Pauline Tjhin, 12, Christine Back 11, and William Zhang, 11. The club is fully functional as of this Thursday. During the first week in which the piggy bank appeared in Mr., Townsend’s classroom, the founding members raised over $260. The second week $165, and in the third week, $124. The fundraising continues as Samantha Beltran took her piggy bank around her neighborhood and collected from her neighbors. Thus far the students have raised nearly $600. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The young fundraisers (again spurned by Samantha Beltran) have collected stuffed toys which other students can purchase with the funds earmarked for Relay for Life. Samantha and her colleagues opened a giant garbage bag full of virtually

new, plush stuffed animals Tuesday that the pupils have brought in to help raise funds. This is just one of many ideas the young club has. Last year, Arcadia Relay for Life raised over $115,000 for research and this year, organizers hope to get near the $150,000 mark. Already in its ninth year, Arcadia’s Relay for Life will be held in June and once again at the Santa Anita Race Track infield. What will happen next with the students fundraising efforts remains to be seen but we feel confident that the energy and enthusiasm of a few very special students will have a huge impact on the lives of those afflicted with cancer and the families of those caring

for those in need. “It’s really heartwarming,” said Doug Townsend when he described his “lack of involvement” in the project. “It is all the kids’ idea, they’ll now make it official electing officers etc. It’s very exciting to see the energy and passion these sixth graders have.” Townsend said with a confident smile of approval as he watched his students count the latest round of cash collected. If you’d like to help First Avenue School reach their goal of raising over $1000 contact: dtownsend@ausd.net. If you’d like to get more information about the Relay for Life in your neighborhood contact Carter Spruill at (323)309-3954.

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The Social Whirl Pasadena Mothers' Club Reaches Out to Community

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Attention All Party Goers! It's That Time, Mardi Gras!

Dave and Grace Cashion to reign at Mardi Gras king and in Arcadia. The 16th annual Methodist Hospital Mardi Gras celebration will be held Tuesday, March 8 at Sirona’s, Santa Anita Park. Proceeds from this event will benefit emergency services at Methodist Hospital. Reigning as this year’s king and queen over Fat

Tuesday festivities will be long-time Methodist Hospital supporters Dave and Grace Cashion. “The Cashions were a natural choice as this year’s honorees,” said Mike Driebe, Methodist Hospital Foundation president. “Their dedication and years of support for the hospital

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made them the perfect selection as king and queen.” Arcadia residents for more than 37 years, the Cashions have given both their time and resources to support the hospital. Grace as served as a member of the Mardi Gras Planning Committee since 2005. Dave has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2004 and is co-chair of the Planned Giving Committee and queen now serves on the Emergency Council. Each year, Mardi Gras proceeds support different hospital programs. This year, the event will honor Dave’s commitment to the emergency department, with proceeds going to support the hospital’s emergency services. Following on the heels of a successful 2010 Mardi Gras, this year’s event promises to be just as exciting. Event co-chairs, Jan McEachern and Cheryl Wolf, along with their committee of 30 volunteers, are working to ensure this year’s festivities exceed expectations. More than 500 guests celebrated at last year’s event, which raised more than $65,000 to support nursing scholarships. Mark your calendars for March 8 and plan to be part of the fun. For more information, contact Gloria Rico at (626) 821-2340, or mardigras@methodisthospital or mailto:mardigras@methodisthospital.org.

Pre-school children, mothers and teachers at Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center on North Fair Oaks in Pasadena. During the last 50 years, the Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center of Pasadena has successfully reached out to low income families by providing them with a family literacy program that promotes strong parent-child relationships through education and social services. The Mothers’ Club still continues to be a model program in the field of family literacy. Its guiding principle is to educate both parent and child during children’s most vulnerable, impressionable

years – between ages birth and five years. The Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center, 980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, is in an environmentally friendly building that provides a comfortable setting in which two generations learn at the same time. With five classrooms for children ages zero to five years, as well as classrooms for adults enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Basic Education classes, the learning center prepares families

to succeed in school and in life. For children, that means readiness for kindergarten; for parents that means gaining language and basic skills that enable them to break the cycle of poverty. The Arcadia Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and their guests will learn more about the Pasadena Mothers’ Club when Susan Kujawa, executive director, speaks to the group on Monday, March 14. The meeting will take place at Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia (southwest corner of Duarte Road and Holly Avenue). Socializing and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. with Kujawa’s power point presentation to follow at 7 p.m. The public is invited to this free meeting. Members and guests are requested to bring new or gently used books for children four years and older to the meeting.

Enchanting and Magical, a Musical Fairytale for All Ages, Cinderella

Evil step-sisters and mother: (l-r) Alexis Priestley, Sophie Gonzales and Maggie Ferntheil in Temple City High School’s Cinderella on March 11 and 12 at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Temple City High sented on television in School’s Department of 1957 starring Julie Anthe Performing Arts pres- drews, Rodgers & Haments its 46th annual Broad- merstein’s Cinderella was way musical, an enchant- the most widely viewed ing new production of program in the history of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s the medium, and so was Cinderella, fully staged at a second remake in 1997, the historic Mission Play- which starred Brandy as house, 320 S. Mission Dr., Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her fairy godSan Gabriel. This timeless enchant- mother. As adapted for the ment of a magical fairytale stage, with great warmth is reborn with Rodgers & and more than a touch of Hammerstein hallmarks hilarity, the hearts of chilof originality, charm and dren and adults alike still elegance. Originally pre- soar when the slipper fits.

This enchanted edition is based on the 1997 Disney teleplay. Cinderella features such lilting tunes as In My Own Little Corner, The Prince is Giving a Ball, Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful, Ten Minutes Ago, and many more. Performances are Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Tickets are now on sale and range from $18$20 for reserved seating, $15 for unreserved seating, and can be obtained by calling Temple City High School Activities Office at (626) 548-5160, MondayFriday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Visa or Master Card accepted with a credit card fee of $3 per order added, or by sending a check (payable to TCHS) to Temple City High School Activities Office, Room 311, 9501 E. Lemon Ave., Temple City, CA 91780.


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The Social Whirl Pasadena-based Los Angeles Children's Chorus A.C.A. New Year's celebration Presents the U.S. Army Chorus March 3rd

The illustrious all-male United States Army Chorus (pictured), comes to the West Coast Thursday, March 3, 8 p.m., to perform in a free concert with Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ distinguished Young Men’s Ensemble at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org. Acclaimed U.S. Army Chorus joins forces with L.A.C.C.’s Young Men’s Ensemble Thursday, March 3, 8 p.m., at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The U.S. Army Chorus, conducted by Major Dwayne S. Milburn, was established in 1958 as the vocal counterpart of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Beyond the traditional military music and patriotic standards, the repertoire of the Army Chorus covers a broad spectrum that included pop, Broadway, folk and classical music and is reflected in its concert with L.A.C.C.’s Young Men’s Ensemble on March 3, which features Soldiers’ Chorus from Gounod’s opera Faust; Stephen Foster’s classic, Camptown Races, and Randy Newman’s pop hit You’ve Got a Friend in Me. YME joints

them to perform Non nobis, by Patrick Doyle and arranged by Milburn; Prisoner’s Chorus from Beethoven’s opera Fidelio, which will feature a solo by a YME member, and the stirring Battle Hymn of the Republic, arranged by Peter Wilhousky. The U.S. Army Chorus performs often at the White House and in support of functions hosted by the State Department and Department of Defense. World leaders, such as Pope Benedict XVI, the President of France Nicolas Sarkory, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev have been serenaded by the Army Chorus during state visits, often greeted in their native tongues, as the Chorus sings in more than 26 languages. The chorus regularly ap-

pears with the National Symphony Orchestra and has been featured at such noted venues as Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. The Chorus has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Members of the Army Chorus, most of whom hold advanced degrees in music, are selected from among the nation’s finest musicians. In 2011, the group will celebrate its 55th anniversary, which will be marked with concerts that include a reunion of past members, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in music education and as soloists on Broadway and opera stages around the world.

Very popular and active past presidents of A.C.A.: Sho-Tay and Alice Wang. Mr. Tay has been nominated as Citizen of the Year by Arcadia Chamber at February 18th luncheon, and Mrs. Wang serves on the Arcadia Museum Commission.

(L-r) Long-time community volunteer, Betty Harris, was presented a plaque of appreciation by Edward Wang, president of Arcadia Chinese Association, for her many years of teaching English to children, at their annual festive luncheon. Also shown in the photo are Jan & Mike Chien and Angeline Chen.

What Happened to the Rancho Azusa de Duarte? Curator of the Duarte Historical Museum and coauthor of “Images of America-Duarte,” Irwin Margiloff, will be the guest speaker at the Brown Bag Lunch Talk on March 17 at noon, at Ar-

cadia Historical Museum. Bring your lunch, dress appropriately according to weather conditions, as talks are held outside on the museum patio. A talk you won’t want to miss.

Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Dr., immediately behind the Community Center and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is always free.

One of the many groups of dancers at the A.C.A. New Year’s celebration-luncheon and show, held at Arcadia Community Center. The buffet Chinese lunch was served on the patio. Decorations were a feast for the eyes in red. Each Guest received the customary red envelope with a new dollar bill.


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The 67th Annual Camellia Festival Draws Crowds Despite the Early Morning Rains There was a collective sigh of relief when the skies cleared above Temple City just in time for a rain free parade. Initially there was talk of possibly cancelling the parade, but luckily, this wasn’t to be. Our illustrious roving reporter, Andrea Olivas, braved the cool weather and captured the fun and spirit of the biggest event each year in Temple City. Mary Sneed led this year’s festivities as the General Chairman of the 2011 Camellia Festival. DREAMS MAY COME TRUE was the theme of the 67th Camellia Festival and Jerry Jambazian was Grand Marshal.

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Queen Victoria’s Secret

No Outdoor Watering! Continued from page 1 are confident Pasadenans will come together on this issue and follow the plan so we all will have enough water for drinking and everyday indoor uses,” said Eric Klinkner, chief deputy general manager of Pasadena Water and Power. “Since 2009 our water customers in Pasadena and Altadena have demonstrated their dedication to water conservation during the ongoing Level 1 water shortage, so I know they will rally again during the Level 4 plan.” Just before the pipeline shutdown, PWP will fill the city’s 14 reservoirs with about 80 million gallons of local groundwater and water imported from MWD. As these reserves fall during the 10-day shutdown, PWP will replenish reservoirs with up to seven million gallons of groundwater per day pumped from wells throughout Pasadena. All told, Pasadena can count on 150 million gallons during the shutdown, whereas

about 250 million gallons would be consumed under normal circumstances. “We have no other feasible suppliers to turn to and fill that 40 percent gap,” said Brad Boman, water engineering manager at PWP. “The only solution is to curb demand and be selfsustaining, which means a temporary ban on outdoor watering, which is the largest use of water citywide.” The city will lift current Level 1 Water Shortage restrictions from March 11 to 17 – the week before the shutdown – to allow customers to water any day of the week, as much as they think is necessary, to prepare their landscaping for the watering ban. PWP customers will have another week without restrictions after the shutdown ends before Level 1 Water Shortage restrictions resume. “Our horticultural consultants advice that most established plants and lawns can hold up well without

water for 10 days and even longer,” said Nancy Long, water conservation manager for PWP. “We are also telling our customers to consider rescheduling any new landscaping plans, since plants that aren’t yet established are much more vulnerable.” “We’ve already reached out to our large customers and mailed a citywide notice to help everyone get ready well in advance,” added Klinkner. “The feedback we’re getting shows people are looking at this short-term challenge as a perfect opportunity to prepare for potentially greater emergencies.” More information on the watering restrictions, tips on how to prepare and daily updates during the shutdown can be found at www. cityofpasadena.net/shutdown. Water waste can be reported on the website and through the Water Shortage Hotline at (626) 744-8888

Fr. Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, at La Salle March 16 Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, will make a presentation at 7:00 pm in the La Salle Dining Hall on March 16. Fr. Boyle was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1984, and his mission since has been to address unmet needs of gang-related youth. As an alternative to the danger and destruction of the streets, Fr. Greg has advocated for “Jobs Not Jails” in his ministry. To this day, thousands of youth who were at risk of living lives of crime and violence now

give credit to Fr. Greg that they are now able to live productive and meaningful lives. Homeboy Industries provides social services, education, job training, and tattoo removal for those who wish to separate from gang life. Today Homeboy Industries comprises Homeboy Bakery, Homeboy Silkscreen, Homeboy/Homegirl merchandise, and Homegirl Café. Fr. Greg will also be available to sign copies of

his latest book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, which will also be available for purchase. See http://www.homeboy-industries.org for more. For more information about the event please call 626.696.4313. There is no charge for admission. The School is located in northeast Pasadena at 3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard. Ample free parking is available on campus.

Mark Oldroyd, executive chef on cunard’s Queen Victoria talks with reporters. -Photos by Terry MiIler Sorry about that chief! But now that I have your undivided attention: I recently had the rare opportunity to visit the galley aboard Queen Victoria where chefs under the overall executive direction of Chef Patron Jean Marie Zimmerman create such world class cuisine on such a grand scale. We were sailing to Ensenada on Cunard’s Queen Victoria on truly calm seas and we had lots of questions for our host. The executive chef on Queen Victoria is Mark Oldroyd who gave us a tour of his highly polished and clean kitchen the day after we visited Ensenada. Mark is in charge of over 137 chefs aboard Queen Victoria alone (That’s one of the little known Victoria secrets). Mark and his twin brother Nicholas (who also is a Cunard chef aboard Queen Elizabeth) is a master at his art with a terrific sense of humour which helps the massive galley run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. “Never trust a skinny Chef” Oldroyd quipped as he led small group of journalists on a tour of the stunning two levels Galley on Queen Victoria. Oldroyd’s sense of humour was not lost on this enthusiastic group of eternally hungry reporters. “I just love cooking!” Said Executive Chef Mark Honing his culinary skills, he worked in England and in Michelin restaurants in France. A catering magazine ad caught his eye when the word CUNARD was read. A former employer worked for the Queen Mary and had always said good things about the company. So Oldroyd decided

to give it a try. Talking of his twin: “We started at the bottom and worked our way up.” This included time on the Queen Elizabeth 2, the QM2 and on the Queen Victoria. Mark is the executive chef on Queen Victoria and Nicholas is the executive chef on the new Queen Elizabeth. I know from a previous Cunard experience that food plays a major role once aboard, however I was not prepared for the additional pounds I gained those lovely four days in February. It seemed I was always eating. Not a bad thing at all, but with so many choices it was a tough assignment, really! I was taken aback at how spotless the kitchens were, especially when you consider the volume of food involved feeding about 2000 guests and 1001 crew – even on a small trip such as ours, the four—day Mexican getaway. But again, one of the first things I noticed on Queen Victoria was, in fact, the cleanliness and a great deal of attention being placed on the waterless hand sanitizers crew members offered guests throughout the journey. A very good policy indeed, I should think. Back to the galley tour: Mark explained how the kitchen runs so smoothly and how local produce is used whenever possible from various ports of call worldwide. One could see his interactions with staff: a very jovial fellow is this Oldroyd and you could see it was genuine with each interaction. Playful but healthy respect for a talented chef seems to be one of right ingredients for

a healthy, efficient kitchen. Perhaps this is the really Queen Victoria’s Secret: Convivial, well - natured staff and executives who treat one another as they expect to be treated. One thing I didn’t see was a power play in the galley: Often one see’s the raw, sometimes unsightly energy emitting from the head of such a large operation. Not so here! As Mark pointed out, each member of their staff plays a vital role…”we couldn’t do it alone” he said. With such a delightfully large variety of menu items, dietary restrictions and tastes one would think this a daunting task. But when you talk to Mark this theory evaporates. He makes it all seem so effortless and natural – which of course, is what a great chef is able to do. I couldn’t deny my British taste buds which were longing for the kippers one morning for breakfast. I’d not had kippers for many, many years. (For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this British tradition: Kippers are part of an ancient British tradition that spans thousands of years. The process involves curing and storing smoking herring. Interestingly, while the British have been producing smoked herring for generations, the term “kipper” has only been used in reference to herring since the mid-19th century. In fact, the verb “to kipper” still refers to any process where a food is salted or seasoned and then allowed to dry, whether in open air or smoked). The best kippers start with the best herring, freshly caught in the cold

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Temple City Offers 6 Candidates for the Municipal Election Next Tuesday March 8 • Senior Meal plan subsidized by LA County • Expanded Dial-A-Ride services • Transparency in City Government • “50 Books for 50 years” 350 new books donated to Library • Youth Commission • Teen Center • Reinstatement of Public Safety Commission I will bring my life experiences to the City Council as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Planning Commissioner, teacher, Literacy Coach, mother and wife.

I will listen and be proactive to the concerns of residents. I pledge to support accountability, fiscal responsibility, open space, public safety, retention of services, and strategic partnerships between our residents, businesses, and schools. I have the experience, foresight, and dedication to help lead us forward. My 20 years of community involvement has given me the depth of experience and understanding to serve our community and the wisdom to see the best Temple City lies ahead. I would be honored by your vote. -Cynthia A. Sternquist

cumbent, at the time, was removed for cause. What followed was a tumultuous time for the City and Mr. Vizcarra was successful in guiding the City to what we now have: A highly effective City Council that is propelling the City in a productive and financially secure direction. Mr. Vizcarra would like to be re-elected to move ahead many of the initiatives that had been started by the City Council in the past two years. The major Issues to be focused on are economic development, meeting State

mandated housing requirements, assisting our schools, and providing a business area that meets the needs of all our Citizens. Under his leadership the City is beginning to show visible signs of improvement including upgrading of Rosemead Boulevard, newly upgraded business facades on Las Tunas Drive and placement of a Walter Temple Bust in the park, and others. - Fernando Vizcarra

Age: 29 Occupation: Community Planner/ Commissioner I am a proud Temple City native and graduate of TCHS and UC Irvine (BA – Political Science). My work experience includes City Plan-

ning, Grant-funded programs and Parks development. I am completing my Master’s degree in Public Administration. My priorities are to restore our city’s smalltown atmosphere and enhance our quality of life. I will work with Residents/City Council/Staff to: Promote Accountability/Transparency

• Solicit community input through Town hall meetings to establish City Council goals • Enhance the city’s online capabilities/ website for easier access to city information Ensure Fiscal Responsibility

Carl L. Blum Age: 68 Occupation: Appointed Incumbent/Engineer Experienced – Seasoned Leadership – Demonstrated Integrity After serving on our City’s Planning Commission for 5 years (2003-2008), I was appointed, March 2010, to a vacant Council position. Since then I have aggressively worked to turn our City government into an open, ethical, proactive, high performing organization.

36 year career with Los Angeles County’s Public Works Dept, retired as Deputy Director Long range planner I have a lifetime of strong Leadership. Chairing the Planning Commission, I spearheaded citizen committees looking to revitalize our City. I am now working to implement their recommendations Current Council Liaison to the Chamber of Commerce Co-Chair Temple City’s National Day of P r ayer

I am an Eagle Scout I believe in open, fair, professional, and ethical standards for government leaders. My wife Jeanette and I have been married 42 years, have 4 children, and 3 grandchildren (all attending Temple City schools). 26 year residents of T.C. I am committed to revitalizing our city while staying within budget.

Starene Cruse Occupation: Teacher/Nurse Assistant • AA/AS PCC- B.A. Human Development Accelerated Program, Azusa Pacific University • Master’s in Education -Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society • Clear Multiple Subject Cred. with Supplemental in English • Teacher- now subbing at T.C.U.S.D. -Lived in T.C. all my life, raised my family here too. Went to Longden, Oak, TCHS.

• Certified Nurse Assistant- Training hours at Santa Anita Convalescent Hospital in Temple City • Leadership: Taught Staff in S. B.; Worked with prek-12th; Volunteered at T.C. Schools many yrs, Coached BB with hubby through T.C., & much more... • Transparency and Accountability for our Tax-Paying Dollars. • Economic Development That Works • Efficient Spending and Responsible City Government Why did I have no paragraph in the Voters

Guide/Sample Ballot? It cost 1,500.00 to put a paragraph in the Voting Book. Several people offered to pay that for me, but I refused; to me that amount of money can be spent for something else in these economic times. No strings attached, so that I can speak up, for our taxpaying dollars!!! We are our own little city of 36,000 citizens and we can set our own precedence we do not have to follow other cities. We need to balance our budget, our house, according to our needs, revenue, and size.

Nicholas Lisk A 15-year Temple City resident Lisk has worked with small businesses and the Chamber of Commerce. As a former national contract negotiator, and has been quoted as saying he thinks he’ a “ great negotiator.” He has also worked for the

University of California for 10 years and the California State Universities in San Diego and Sacramento, as an electrical estimator and planner, in conjunction with business affairs. He spent two years as a building inspector for the city of Sacramento. Lisk is a tree lover and opposes the city’s past decision to relocate trees because he believes

that the trees play a vital role in the overall health of the community. Lisk would like to hold town hall meetings to allow residents to speak for longer periods of time. Increasing participation with residents, Lisk hopes, will help them become more aware about Temple City.

Cynthia A. Sternquist Age: 55 Occupation: Appointed Councilmember/ Teacher Masters in Educational Administration. A 31 year resident of Temple City. I’m running for election to continue working tirelessly on a quality of life, pro-neighborhood, pro-community agenda. While on Council, I have been instrumental in bringing new ideas to our City. • Habitat for Humanity’s Brush with Kindness

Fernando Vizcarra Age: 67 Occupation: Incumbent Fernando Vizcarra has been a resident of Temple City for approximately 50 years. Mr. Vizcarra is married with two children and has three grandchildren. He is currently a member of the City Council and has been serving as Mayor since August of 2009. Mr. Vizcarra was persuaded to take over as Mayor when the in-

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Cunard Continued from page 14 waters of the Atlantic or North Sea. Cleaned and butterflied, the herring are brined and smoked with hardwoods, which may include hickory, oak, or other woods. While a bit of an acquired taste, any true Brit worth his salt will have tales of the best kipopers he’s ever had. Just watch out for the very thin bones. Queen Victoria’s kippers passed the rigorous test, and were indeed a hit at the breakfast table. No one walked away (often with fish, especially at Breakfast, the odor could be a bit strong – no so, once again) For the most part, I stuck to relatively traditional breakfasts suggested by our ultra-efficient server Anish in the Princess Grill. One morning he suggested Eggs Benedict (Sans the meat) for which my palate is eternally grateful. The salad and appetizers selections are breathtaking: How about Romaine, green leaf and green Oak, marinated cucumber, red onion with (of course) your choice of any of the splendid homemade dressings. Perhaps a couple of stuffed eggs with Russian Salad and Caviar would better suite your palate? Another popular fish aboard the Queen Victoria is the Scottish Smoked Salmon. Perhaps, some of the very best in the world. I sampled perhaps a bit more than my fair share of this Scottish delicacy served with thinly sliced red onion and capers. In a word: extraordinary! If that was all I had to eat during the voyage, I’d be truly a happy man. However, I had to select other menu items, if only for reaserch. Tough job, I know! When at the Todd English grill one time I had the Maine Crab Cake with Todd’s Fiery sweet and sour tomato sauce with whipped avocado and cucumber salad. Shall I go on? That was the starter, now I must find room for Flat Bread with Forest Mushrooms ans Asparagus tips. Some of my meat

eating colleagues said the Pork Sausage Fazzoletti with pumpkin seed pesto and chillies with Pecorino was devine. Whatever we selected seemed to bring a smile to our table from the presentation to the wonderful moment you first sample the meal prepared by such expert hands on one of the most respected ocean liners in the world. My wife says I use superlatives far too often, but then: However, she has yet to sail aboard a CUNARD ship and dine in some of the best floating restaurants in the world. Therefore, I shall use, with poetic license, as many superlatives as I deem necessary! Now I’m not particular fan of sweet desserts so I usually opted for the cheese plate, which each night was a little different with some cheeses I’d not sampled the previous eve-

ning. The British crackers, walnuts and butter were a perfect accent to this. I did also sample the afternoon tea, which of course, is a very British tradition still adhered to in the UK. A selection of delicate sandwiches (crust cut off, naturally) accompany your choice of a pot of tea which is provided with a rather cool triple egg timer – so you’ll know exactly when your tea is steeped perfectly. A novel idea but practical for anyone who really knows his tea! Again, as with other meals, the service during afternoon tea – complete with white gloves – was impeccable. After a selection of sandwiches I was offered a select choice of cakes and sweets and, of course, a scone with clotted cream and the most marvelous jam ( I believe it was Cross and Blackwell blackcurrant) Jully good, I say without reservation.

As for all the other restaurants aboard Queen Victoria, I barely had the time to try them all except perhaps Brittannia, with it’s two levels, it is a very impressive formal dinner venue. We attended the 8:30 pm seating and had a terrific dining experience. There was a little more noise in Britannia but as it seats so many, this is hardly surprising. The food, service and ambiance were, again, beyond reproach. With so many chefs and support staff aboard, I still found it amazing that they were able to get the correct menu selections to the correct tables in such a timely manner. My other haunt, if you will was the Golden Lion. A British Pub atmosphere – British beers and ales as well as some pretty good fish and chips. About the only thing I was disappointed with was the Ploughman’s Lunch. The bread wasn’t crusty, there were only white cocktail onions (instead of larger pickled onions) and the cheese was in small supply). However, the friendly service and Bass ale quickly took my thoughts elsewhere and I stuck to the tried and true Fish and Chips on more than one occasion. Cunard has truly outdone their maritime reputation with Queen Victoria’s restaurants and service. I can, without hesitation, say that if you’re able to join Cunard on a cruise or crossing, you’ll not regret one minute of your experience. The wonderful memory of dining on the originally Queen Mary in 1965 while crossing the Atlantic from Southampton to New York has never left my little gray cells. I now can say , having sailed Queen Victoria, that no longer are her splendid and select restaurants a secret but a brilliant reality – an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you Cunard, for continuing a tradition of hospitality, passion for history and love of the extraordinary cuisine and service on the open seas. For more information on what Cunard offers this time of year: www. cunard.com


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Sierra Madre Mayor Mosca delivers Upbeat State of the City Continued from page 8 ping, please know that we remain focused on getting all of our streets done, even the most problematic in the city. With the help of many volunteers, we were able to launch a new city emergency/travelers radio station, AM1630. This new radio station gives us one more way to get emergency information out to residents when it is most needed. It has proven to be a very effective communications tool in the last several months with the intense winter weather that we’ve been receiving. We are also able to send out general city information. This is part of our effort to make local government more user friendly and to get timely, useful information out to the community; We formed the General Plan Steering Committee and started the process of updating our 1996 General Plan. Essentially, the General Plan could be likened to a blueprint for our community; that is, it contains our vision – who are we and who will we be in say 20 or 30 years in the future – and goals for achieving that vision. This is a very large undertaking and a very important one. We are off to a great start with some amazingly talented individuals volunteering their time to help revise the General Plan. The General Plan Steering Committee is holding their next Town Hall Forum at the Sierra Madre Fire Station on May 7th from 1 PM to 4 PM. I encourage you to participate. Please complete your General Plan survey if you’ve not done so already; We formed the new Green Committee, which is helping us to become a more environmentally sustainable

community and to develop new ideas for dealing with old problems; We are currently considering a new Canyon Zone Ordinance that will take into consideration the uniqueness of the canyon when it comes to development standards. We completed our housing element, which is an element of the General Plan (and the one element that is mandated by the state to be updated) and sent it to the state for their review. We adopted a 5-year plan for our Redevelopment Agency to ensure that these funds are being used in an effective manner and that we are realizing some true benefits; and We implemented a new Library program that delivers books to homebound residents. paid department). Additionally, our reserve police officers and volunteers at our Library and in our Recreation Department save us an immeasurable amount, and our community has been effective and highly successful in receiving funding from our county, state, and federal government. In fact, this facility here was renovated with approximately 1 million in grant funding from the county and federal government. Recently, we’ve also received federal funding for improvements made to our water system, a state library grant, and county funding to repairs our roads.” “We have a balanced budget, but the General Fund revenues remain flat and are not keeping pace with inflation. We are also seeing a fast rise in pension, healthcare, and energy costs; The state’s massive

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debt, structural deficit, and lack of effective solutions, negatively impacts our community. The state continues to believe that taking local revenues while pushing down further unfunded mandates is the way to govern. The threats to local government revenues, and to our local control, make it very difficult to plan for the future and to maintain our level of services. State has proposed the elimination of Redevelopment agencies, and we’ve had a Redevelopment Agency since the 1970s. City Council just last week approved use of Redevelopment Agency funds for important community projects (new restrooms at Memorial Park, new Pool pump, new water main in Sierra Madre Blvd, plus incentives to bring new businesses to Sierra Madre), but the projects can’t be completed if the state eliminates Redevelopment Agencies. Another element complicating our ability to plan for the future include the elimination of very important grants including the COPS fund, which helps fund our Police Department, and the state Library grants, which are vital to the sustainability of our first class library; While we have been able to pay for “current” services, we have not been able to find funds for “big” infrastructure items such as repairing our streets, replacing 80+ year old water mains, replacing our water wells, trimming all the trees, and replacing all the broken sidewalks. This problem is compounded by the fact that we have been deferring maintenance on our infrastructure for too long; That being said, though

we have a tight budget, we help of many volunteers, we Committee is holding their are currently estimating that were able to launch a new next Town Hall Forum at our next two year budget will city emergency/travelers ra- the Sierra Madre Fire Staalso be balanced, assuming dio station, AM1630. This tion on May 7th from 1 PM the state does not take any of new radio station gives us one to 4 PM. I encourage you to more way to get emergency participate. Please complete our money.” Making reference to the information out to residents your General Plan survey if Water tax which is being when it is most needed. It has you’ve not done so already; We formed the new contested by some in town, proven to be a very effective communications tool in the Green Committee, which is Mosca said “Unlike our General last several months with the helping us to become a more Fund, our Water Fund was intense winter weather that environmentally sustainable not balanced and our pro- we’ve been receiving. We community and to develop jections indicated that in a are also able to send out gen- new ideas for dealing with few short years all of our re- eral city information. This old problems; We are currently conserves would be spent. The is part of our effort to make increase that was ultimately local government more user sidering a new Canyon Zone approved was the first in- friendly and to get timely, Ordinance that will take into crease approved in the past useful information out to the consideration the uniqueness community; of the canyon when it comes five years. We formed the General to development standards. Mosca thanked those We completed our who attended the various out- Plan Steering Committee and reach events and provided started the process of updat- housing element, which is an input into the water process.” ing our 1996 General Plan. element of the General Plan The Council heard Essentially, the General Plan (and the one element that is your concerns and eventu- could be likened to a blue- mandated by the state to be ally adopted an increase that print for our community; updated) and sent it to the was about half of what was that is, it contains our vision – state for their review. We adopted a 5-year originally proposed for the who are we and who will we first year – 7.54% instead of be in say 20 or 30 years in the plan for our Redevelopment 15.75%. The new rates aren’t future – and goals for achiev- Agency to ensure that these effective until July 1st.” Mos- ing that vision. This is a very funds are being used in an large undertaking and a very effective manner and that we ca said. Citing that “This wasn’t important one. We are off are realizing some true benan easy decision for the City to a great start with some efits; and We implemented a new Council” Mosca said main- amazingly talented individutaining local control was im- als volunteering their time to Library program that delivers help revise the General Plan. books to homebound resiportant to us.” Mayor Mosca said that The General Plan Steering dents. the city was able to complete more than $800,000 in street improvements. While the percentage of streets that still needs to be fixed is dropping, please know that we remain focused on getting all of our streets done, even the most problematic in It was standing room only for the first State of the City address as every the city. seat was taken at the large round tables. With the

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Life Remembered

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Don Stewart was a Gentle Man 1929 - 2011

BY SUSAN MOTANDER Don Stewart died early in the morning on Sunday, February 20. He was born on April 21, 1929 which made him 81 when he died. But he did so much with those years. He will be missed, especially by me. He was the cause of the first fight I had with my husband. We were planning a trip to San Francisco and I told my husband I would call my travel agent. My husband objected and insisted on using his agent. He argued for almost five minutes before we realized we were arguing about the same man. That is the sort of loyalty he developed in the people with whom he worked. He even arranged the last flight I took in December last year. Don was a native Monrovian, living his entire life on North Myrtle Avenue. He attended Mayflower Elementary School, Ivy Avenue School (now Clifton) and graduating from Monrovia High School in 1947. In that same year he became an Eagle Scout. He was also a member of

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the Order of De Molay and later served as adult advisor to them. He was what he liked to call a Tin Can Sailor, serving, originally in the Naval Reserves until his activation during the Korean “Police Activity”. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He was a lifelong, 52 year member of the Monrovia (now Duarte) Elks Lodge. My grandfather used to say that the B.P.O.E. didn’t just stand for Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, but also for Best People on Earth. For Don, it fits. The list of his civic activities is lengthy. He joined the Monrovia Rotary Club in 1958 and was its president in 1978-1979. During that time he also was involved with the Junior Chamber of Commerce, The Monrovia Day Association and the Monrovia Alumni Association (on whose Scholarship Committee he served for many years). He was a Deacon at the Monrovia First Presbyterian

Church and for many years served as an usher on Sunday mornings. Art Thomas usually shared that duty with him and they were great friends. Thomas said that one thing he will also remember about Don is that he had a police scanner and that when he heard a siren, he would monitor the police calls. “Then his friends knew who to call to find out what was happening.” Thomas also said that despite rumors to the contrary, When he and Don shared the back pew they were only discussing “Tony’s sermons... but don’t ask me to swear to that.” Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Herman Stewart and his “Sweetheart” of 38 years, Gladys Lashbrook. He is survived by Gladys’ daughters, his “girls”, Pat Buchanan and Judi Balek, their 5 children and 13 grandchildren, all of whom called him Grandpa Don. He is also survived by his many friends, especially, Ann Stewart and Kathy Kneip

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, February 20, through Saturday, February 26, the Police Department responded to 985 calls for service of which 120 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, February 20: Around 9:27 a.m., a license plate check on an Acura revealed that the license plate belonged to a Chevy. A traffic stop was conducted at Sunset and Balboa and investigation revealed that the 33-year-old male Caucasian had switched the license plate because the Chevy plate had a valid registration. Additional license plates from vehicles destined for the salvage yard were also found. The driver was arrested for expired registration, unlawful display of registration, no proof of insurance, and an outstanding warrant. A traffic stop was initiated at Peck and Clark around 7:58 p.m. on a vehicle that had a warrant attached to it. A 34-year-old male Hispanic was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license, providing a false name to officers, and a $20,000 outstanding warrant. Monday, February 21: Between 3:15 p.m. on February 18 and 8:02 a.m. on February 21, a commercial burglary occurred in the 00 block of West Foothill. Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by removing a glass pane from a glass door. The suspect(s) then ransacked the office and stole cash, iPod dock speakers, and a bottle of Valium. Another commercial burglary occurred in the 1000 block of North Santa Anita between 6:30 p.m. on February 19 and 10:42 a.m. on February 21. Unknown suspect(s) broke the door handle to enter the hair salon and took property. Tuesday, February 22: Units were called to BJ’s restaurant around 5:15 p.m. in reference to an employee refusing to leave the location. A 25-yearold male Hispanic employee showed up to work and began drinking beer at the bar. When the manager told him to leave for being intoxicated, he refused. The suspect was combative and pushed and spat at officers. The man was arrested for battery, obstructing/resisting, and disorderly conduct. A private person’s arrest was made at Arcadia Presbyterian Church, 121 Alice, around 10:12 p.m. A 27-year-old male Caucasian transient was found inside a music room after hours and was taken into custody for trespassing and 3 outstanding warrants totaling $120,000.

Wednesday, February 23:

A residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of West Las Flores between 9:45 a.m. and 10:03 a.m. A male Hispanic, posing as an AT&T employee, confronted an elderly resident outside the home and indicated that he needed to check out the phone lines inside the house. While the resident accompanied the man during the inspection, another male Hispanic suspect entered the house, ransacked rooms, and stole cash from a bedroom. The theft was captured on surveillance video. Between 10:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 500 block of West Wistaria. Unknown suspect(s) pried open a rear sliding glass door, ransacked rooms, and stole cash, expensive jewelry and watch, flatscreen television, laptop computer, and other electronic equipment. Thursday, February 24: Units responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte around 2:41 p.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. During an argument, the suspect choked and struck his wife. The victim had abrasions, scratch marks, and redness to her neck. An emergency protection order was obtained and served. A traffic collision occurred at East Foothill and North Santa Anita around 5:00 p.m. Investigation revealed that a car was stopped at a red traffic signal when an intoxicated driver rear-ended the stopped vehicle. A 53-yearold male Caucasian was arrested for DUI, driving on a suspended license for DUI, and no proof of insurance. Friday, February 25: A grand theft occurred at the Arcadia High School boys’ gym between 2:00 p.m. on February 18 and 8:00 a.m. on February 22. A $3500 violin was stolen from an unsecured locker. Loss prevention personnel from Hollister detained a male juvenile for theft around 1:06 p.m. Investigation revealed that two male Hispanic suspects entered the store with shopping bags. The suspects concealed merchandise in the bags and fled the scene when they were confronted by store personnel. After a lengthy foot pursuit, a 17-year-old suspect was apprehended and taken into custody for commercial burglary. Store merchandise worth about $627 was recovered. Saturday, February 26: Around 12:29 p.m., units responded to an art school located in the 500 block of South First in reference to a commercial burglary that just occurred. A male African-American suspect, 18-20 years of age, entered the reception area and stole a laptop computer and a wallet. The reception area was occupied by

children and adults during the time of the theft. Loss prevention personnel from Sport Chalet advised that they had detained two women for theft around 3:06 p.m. The suspects brought large shopping bags into the store and filled them with snowboarding equipment and clothing. Private persons’ arrests were made, and the Caucasian women, ages 18 and 19, were taken into custody for commercial burglary.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, February 20th, to Saturday February 26th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 362 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, February 20th: 12:56 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Baldwin Ave and Hampton. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The El Monte resident was a r rested a n d taken to the Pasadena Police Department jail for booking. Monday, February 21st: 3:29 PM- Breaking/ Removing Vehicle Parts, 400 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. A Sierra Madre resident reported to the Police Department that an unknown subject(s) stole the passenger side rear view mirror during the night. 8:02 PM- Tampering/Injuring Vehicle or Contents, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, City Park Community Building. An officer responded to broken rear passenger side window. The Sierra Madre resident reported that no items were taken from the vehicle. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction. 10:16 PM- Auto Burglary, 100 blk. E. Highland Ave. Unknown suspect(s) opened the victim’s driver’s side door and stole a backpack. The backpack included the victims Apple power book, Annual Disney Pass, and her California Driver’s license. 11:12 PM- Auto Burglary, 600 blk. W. Montecito Ave. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a front passenger window using an unknown object. The suspect stole a black Targus Computer case and a Compaq Computer. Tuesday, February 22nd: 10:22 AM- Possession of

Marijuana/1oz or less, 1000 blk. N. Michillinda Ave. Motorist was stopped for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed that the Pasadena resident was under possession of a small clear plastic baggie containing marijuana. The driver was cited and released on the field. Saturday, February 26th: 11:18 PM- Possession of Marijuana/1oz or less, 50 blk. Lowell Ave. Motorist was stopped for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed that the Pasadena resident was under possession of marijuana. The driver was cited and released on the field.

Monrovia PD

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 434 service events, resulting in 91 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Grand Theft On February 17 at 4:43 p.m., the victim of a grand theft came into the police station. He reported that he parked his vehicle in a parking lot at Myrtle and Pomona in the morning. When he returned in the afternoon, he found someone had stolen the catalytic converter off his 2004 Toyota Pickup. Investigation continuing. Felony False Impersonation On February 17 at 10:33 p.m., a male subject was arrested in San Bernardino County for a Monrovia battery warrant from an incident that occurred in 2001. An officer was sent to bring the suspect to the Monrovia jail. The officer dispatched had investigated the original case and discovered the suspect was actually the mother of the male subject’s children and she had used his name and information to identify herself to officers in 2001, and on other cases as well. This resulted in the warrant being issued for the wrong person, the male subject. A felony false impersonation report was completed by the officer and the warrant was reentered into the system with a note as to the true suspect. Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested On February 18 at 10:36 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the High School in the 800 block of West Colorado regarding a male student being detained. When the officer arrived, he learned the student had been

brought into the discipline office for wearing a t-shirt with the word ecstasy written across the front, which is a school dress code violation. While in the office, the student became very nervous and kept reaching into his pocket. School security searched him and found three ecstasy pills in his pants pocket. The student was arrested, booked, and later released to a parent. Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested On February 18 at 7:25 p.m., a male subject came home and got into an argument with his wife. During the ongoing argument, the wife tried to take the husband’s phone from him. He responded by biting her hand, causing visible injury. He was arrested for domestic violence. Grand Theft On February 19 at 9:58 a.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of West Lime regarding a grand theft report. The victim told the officer he parked his vehicle on Mayflower the evening before, but did not lock it. He returned to his vehicle in the morning and saw the interior had been ransacked and some property taken. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On February 19 at 5:48 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business parking lot in the 500 block of West Huntington. The victim had parked his vehicle in the parking lot and secured it. When he returned, he saw the door lock had been punched and the third row seat had been taken. Investigation continuing. Commercial Burglary On February 19 at 9:34 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington observed three suspects cutting tags off of and secreting items on their persons. Officers responded and were in place when the suspects left the store with the merchandise. The officers detained the suspects without incident. Stolen merchandise was found on all three of the suspects. One suspect was found to be on probation for burglary and another was on parole for robbery. A consent search of their vehicle revealed further merchandise that is believed to be stolen from another retail store. The three suspects were arrested and taken into custody. Grand Theft Auto Recovery On February 20 at 9:07 a.m., an officer was patrolling a shopping center parking lot in the 600 block of West Huntington. The officer noticed an unoccupied vehicle and discovered it to be a stolen vehicle. The ve-

hicle is a 1999 Honda Civic and was reported stolen February 19 out of Baldwin Park. The officer recovered the vehicle. Grand Theft On February 20 at 10:48 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 1400 block of South California regarding a theft of copper wire. Suspects removed a large amount of copper wire from a spool at a business. The suspects possibly gained access from a back alley. Investigation continuing. Non-Injury Traffic Collision On February 20 at 11:36 a.m., an officer responded to a solo traffic collision at Myrtle and Colorado. A driver was attempting to make a turn onto Colorado from Myrtle when he hit the signal on the corner and knocked it down. Monrovia Fire Department and the Edison Company responded for exposed live wires. Residential Burglary On February 22 at 5:59 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary in the 300 block of North Mountain. It appears the suspect entered through an unlocked door and stole miscellaneous valuables from the home. Two shotguns were taken, but the suspect left them on the lawn as he fled the area, he may have been startled by a neighbor. During the investigation, it was discovered that a neighbor had seen a suspicious subject sitting in a parked vehicle just south of the victim’s house at approximately 7:10 a.m. The subject is described as an 18-19 year old male, 5’ 10”, with a thin build. He was sitting in an older model, Dodge Plymouth minivan, white in color, with the engine running. The neighbor did not report the suspicious subject to police. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On February 23 at 6:13 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle burglary that occurred in a hotel parking lot in the 700 block of West Huntington. A window on the vehicle was smashed and a purse was stolen. Investigation continuing. Unreported Grand Theft Auto - Suspect Arrested On February 24 at 5:14 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department called to report they had been in pursuit of a 1995 Saturn and had one male suspect in custody. They requested a Monrovia officer contact the registered owner, who lives in the 200 block of East Pomona. The vehicle was stolen from the street in front of the registered owner’s residence during the night. The victim was unaware of the theft and does not know the suspect.


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Fictitious Business Name Filings STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 20110057514 The following persons have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: CLEARLY REALTY, 6739 Harbor Ave, Long Beach, CA 90808. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on: November 16, 2009 in the County of Los Angeles. Original File No. 20091724969. Signed: Vivid Diversified Inc, Nihaila Gonzalez. This business is conducted by: a corporation. This statement was filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder on January 11, 2011. Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 10, 2011, February 17, 2011, February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110057515 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CLEARLY REALTY, 4110 Elm Ave #205 , Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on January 11, 2011. Signed: Nihaila E.B. Gonzalez. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 11, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 10, 2011, February 17, 2011, February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110152817 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GET EDUCATED DESIGN, 17130 Highwood Rd. , Hacienda Heights, CA 91745. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Joshua Chea-Hua Tseng; Kristi Lee Mar; Larry Zone Tsuei. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 27, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110157143 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HOWIE G PRODUCTIONS, 9018 Balboa Blvd #186 , Northridge, CA 91325. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Howard Goldstein. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 28, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110152816 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as UR GEEK; YOUR GEEK, 15537 Los Altos Dr , Hacienda Heights, CA 91745. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Joshua Chea-Hua Tseng. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 27, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110145929 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VALLEY VALUES, 14850 Hesby St #101 , Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. This business is conducted by a husband and wife. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on January 26, 2011. Signed: Alan Weinstock; Tara Weinstock. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 26, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110158868 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SCHOOLED; EVOLUTION, 22319 Gifford Street , Canoga Park, CA 91303. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Brooks Elms. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 28, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011

Public Notices Trustee Sale No.: 20100028701962 Title Order No.: 100675608 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/31/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0740173 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: Julia Chang, 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: 03/09/2011 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 416 Olive Street #B, Monrovia, California 91016 APN#: 8517-014-016 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 $390,328.30. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publishing, Inc. 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting. com NDex West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/10/2011 NDex West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P799177 2/17, 2/24, 03/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10392116-VF Order #: 100598434-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/21/2007. 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): HUNG ALAN BANH Recorded: 3/2/2007 as Instrument No. 20070454232 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/14/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $356,607.83 The purported property address is: 500 E SAXON AVE H SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5370-032-029 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s 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# 3887795 02/17/2011, 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA-102333 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/6/2007. 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 March 10, 2011, 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 LEI MORTON AND THOMAS F. MORTON, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Trustors, recorded on 6/12/2007, as Instrument No. 20071412927, 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. 8513-004-045 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 248 EAST EL SUR STREET , MONROVIA, CA 91016. 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 $266,098.46. 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 borrowers) 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: 2/11/2011 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# 3904477 02/17/2011, 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011 TSG No.: 4735455 TS No.: CA1000219040 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 5771-025-035 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/11/2005. 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. On 03/16/2011 at 10:30 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions LLC, as Trustee, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 08/19/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1995653, in book, page, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed by: BOLA N. AJERE, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, 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) At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: As more fully described in the above mentioned Deed of Trust APN# 5771-025-035 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1269 OAKHAVEN ROAD, ARCADIA, CA 91006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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 $1,040,306.05. 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. 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 Trustee. Date: 02/23/2011 First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, 3 FIRST AMERICAN WAY SANTA ANA, CA 92707 The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as Trustee MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Trustee’s Sale Information Please Call (714) 573-1965 P800969 2/24, 3/3, 03/10/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 744661CA Loan No. 3014110666 Title Order No. 100673761-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-17-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-07-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-26-2007, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 20071765024, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: WHAY ENG WANG AND DAVID HUANG, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 104 OF TRACT NO. 5905, IN THE CITY OF TEMPLE CITY, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 72 PAGE 91 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,821.44 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5822 SULTANA AVENUE TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 APN Number: 5387-015-020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-11-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ELINA UKMAN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3901638 02/14/2011, 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100150394 Title Order No. 10-8-536829 Investor/ Insurer No. 1697657647 APN No. 5387-008-074 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/10/2004. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by AMPORN PHANTHAVONG, dated 12/10/2004 and recorded 12/21/04, as Instrument No. 04 3292335, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/24/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1266 ELM AVENUE UNIT A, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91775. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $352,366.37. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/23/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3902826 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011 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 -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/21/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $545,171.00 The purported property address is: 405S MADISON AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8505-030-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the

Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. 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 holders right’s 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# 3918109 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011 aNOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09307055-CL Order #: 090597646-CA-LPO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/28/2005. 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): DAPHNE ANNE NOWELL , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/6/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2410220 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/21/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $532,085.83 The purported property address is: 219 N ALTA VISTA MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8504-009-001 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: 2/23/2011 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. 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 holders right’s 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# 3920714 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA-103096 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 17, 2011, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK


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File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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 KIRK FAULKNER, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustors, recorded on 1/31/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0227666, 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. 8571-003-052 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 3012 HODGES AVENUE, ARCADIA, CA 91006. 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 $403,663.08. 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: 2/19/2011 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# 3912602 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 445400CA Loan No. 3011738386 Title Order No. 612792 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-09-2006. 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 03-16-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-212006, Book , Page , Instrument 06-2584484, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: THANH VIEN, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: PARCEL 1: LOT 6, OF TRACT NO. 51282, IN THE CITY OF ARCADIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1193, PAGE(S) 79 AND 80 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 2: AN EASEMENT FOR DRAINAGE PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH 8 FEET OF LOTS 7 AND 8, AND OVER THE SOUTH 8 FEET OF THE EAST 12 FEET OF LOT 5, ALL OF TRACT NO. 51282, IN THE CITY OF ARCADIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1193, PAGE(S) 79 AND 80, OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, SAID EASEMENT IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF AND APPURTENANT TO THE OWNERS, THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF LOT 6 OF SAID TRACT NO. 51282. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,392,607.10 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 8 BISHOP COURT ARCADIA, CA 91006 APN Number: 5788-013-046 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: 02-24-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee SIERRIE HERRADURA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www. priorityposting.com ASAP# 3915906 02/24/2011, 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011

or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebted-ness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 07/17/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.61353 3/03, 3/10, 3/17/2011

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CHIN KAO Case No. GP015807 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CHIN KAO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by I-Hung Kao in the Superior Court of California, Coun-ty of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that I-Hung Kao be appointed as personal representa-tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on March 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. A located at 300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the de-ceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative ap-pointed by the court within four months from the date of first is-suance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hear-ing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: WEI C WONG ESQ LAW OFFICES OF WEI C WONG 716 S GARFIELD AVE ALHAMBRA CA 91801 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10406627-VF Order #: 100725067-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/1/2007. 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): MARTHA GARCIA Recorded: 11/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20072499234 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/28/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $519,131.81 The purported property address is: 125 E CHERRY AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508-012-045 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. 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 holders right’s 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# 3905686 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090047450 Title Order No. 09-8-141179 APN No. 5780-018-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/09/2007. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LILLY A PEREZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/09/07 and recorded 05/02/07, as Instrument No. 20071058589, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/01/2011 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 1830 8TH AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 910167758. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $723,888.91. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09274553-TC Order #: 090283734-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/13/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): NAFISSA MAIWANDI , A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AND YOSUF MAIWANDI , A SINGLE MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/27/2003 as Instrument No. 03-0567678 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/28/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $718,882.62 The purported property address is: 53 WOODLYN LN BRADBURY, CA 91010 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8527-008-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 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 holders right’s 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# 3925977 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. CA-NM-095661 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/16/2004. 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. On March 23, 2011, 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, ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by SEAN MULKERRINS AND GRETCHEN MULKERRINS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustors, recorded on 12/23/2004, as Instrument No. 04 3325650, 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, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union., or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The safe 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 Sail) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Property is being sold “as is - where is”. TAX PARCEL NO. 5777-033-004 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 1031 CORONADO DRIVE, ARCADIA, CA 91007. 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 $736,951.62. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714-730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com Dated: 02/22/2011 ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE By: Georgina Rodriguez, Trustee Sale Officer ASAP# 3923507 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Secs. 6104-6105 U.C.C.) Escrow No. 23893-TC Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The name(s) and business addresses(s) of the seller are: M & L Auto Dismantler, Inc., 797 Alpha St., Duarte, CA 91010 The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: 797 Alpha St., Duarte, CA 91010 As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: None The names and business address of the buyer(s) are: Sunrise Auto Wreck LLC, 869 S. Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005 The assets to be sold are described in general as: Furniture, fixtures, equipment, tradename, goodwill, lease, leasehold improvements and is located at: 797 Alpha St., Duarte, CA 91010 The Business name used by the seller(s) at that location is: M & L Auto Dismantler The anticipated date of the bulk sale is March 21, 2011 at the office of Hanmi Escrow Co. Inc. 3130 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90006. This Bulk Sale is subject to California Code Section 6106.2.

If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is Hanmi Escrow Co. Inc. 3130 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90006 and the last date for filing claims shall be March 18, 2011, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: February 22, 2011 Sunrise Auto Wreck LLC, a California Limited Liability Company By: S/ J. Lee By: S/ Jung S. Lee, Buyer 3/3/11 CNS-2052775# NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Secs. 6104-6105 U.C.C.) Escrow No. 23893-TC Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The name(s) and business addresses(s) of the seller are: M & L Auto Dismantler, Inc., 797 Alpha St., Duarte, CA 91010 The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: 797 Alpha St., Duarte, CA 91010 As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: None The names and business address of the buyer(s) are: Sunrise Auto Wreck LLC, 869 S. Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005 The assets to be sold are described in general as: Furniture, fixtures, equipment, tradename, goodwill, lease, leasehold improvements and is located at: 797 Alpha St., Duarte, CA 91010 The Business name used by the seller(s) at that location is: M & L Auto Dismantler The anticipated date of the bulk sale is March 21, 2011 at the office of Hanmi Escrow Co. Inc. 3130 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90006. This Bulk Sale is subject to California Code Section 6106.2. If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is Hanmi Escrow Co. Inc. 3130 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90006 and the last date for filing claims shall be March 18, 2011, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: February 22, 2011 Sunrise Auto Wreck LLC, a California Limited Liability Company By: S/ J. Lee By: S/ Jung S. Lee, Buyer 3/3/11 CNS-2052775#

State Route 710 North Gap Closure Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Notice Seeking public comment on development of plans for improvements on State Route 710 in the San Gabriel Valley

What is Being Planned? The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 7, with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) serving as administrative lead, is proposing to examine alternative means to extending Interstate 710 from its existing northern terminus in the City of Alhambra to a new, yet to be determined terminus. Currently there is a gap in the I-710 corridor, which extends between I-10 and I-210. A range of alternatives and modes are under consideration, including No Build. Why This Notice? Caltrans/Metro is formally initiating studies for this project. Based on preliminary feasibility studies, the resulting environmental document is anticipated to be an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Your Involvement The purpose of this public scoping notice is to solicit comments from public agencies, private entities, and interested individuals regarding potential social, economic, and environmental issues related to the project. The Scoping notice also ensures that these parties are involved early in the environmental planning process. If you would like to be added to the project mailing list, please send your name and address to the contact below. Scoping Meetings Glendale, March 22, 2011, 6pm to 8pm Glendale Community College (Student Ctr Rm 212), 1500 North Verdugo Road, 91208 South Pasadena, March 23, 2011, 6pm to 8pm South Pasadena High School (Auditorium), 1401 Fremont Avenue, 91030 El Sereno, March 29, 2011, 6pm to 8pm LA Christian Presbyterian Church (Gymnasium), 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, 90032 Pasadena, March 30, 2011, 6pm to 8pm Lake Avenue Church (4th floor above Harris Hall), 393 N. Lake Avenue, 91101 Online Virtual Scoping Meeting – March 21, 2011, begins live at 6 pm and continues on demand through April 14, 2011. (Register to participate at metro.net/sr710conversations and click the “Participate from Home” tab.) Contact Please submit your written comments by April 14, 2011 to: Mr. Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director Caltrans, District 7, Division of Environmental Planning 100 South Main Street, MS 16A Los Angeles, CA 90012 RE: SR-710 Gap Closure Individuals requiring special accommodations (American Sign Language or other lingual interpreter, documentation in alternate formats, etc.), contact Garrett Damrath at Caltrans District 7 at (213) 897-9016. Thank you for your interest! CNS#2053619


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City of Arcadia Notices NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ARCADIA PLANNING COMMISSION / AND/ NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION/MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

What is Being Planned? The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 7, with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) serving as administrative lead, is proposing to examine alternative means to extending Interstate 710 from its existing northern terminus in the City of Alhambra to a new, yet to be determined terminus. Currently there is a gap in the I-710 corridor, which extends between I-10 and I-210. A range of alternatives and modes are under consideration, including No Build. Why This Notice? Caltrans/Metro is formally initiating studies for this project. Based on preliminary feasibility studies, the resulting environmental document is anticipated to be an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Your Involvement The purpose of this public scoping notice is to solicit comments from public agencies, private entities, and interested individuals regarding potential social, economic, and environmental issues related to the project. The Scoping notice also ensures that these parties are involved early in the environmental planning process. If you would like to be added to the project mailing list, please send your name and address to the contact below. Scoping Meetings Glendale, March 22, 2011, 6pm to 8pm Glendale Community College (Student Ctr Rm 212), 1500 North Verdugo Road, 91208 South Pasadena, March 23, 2011, 6pm to 8pm South Pasadena High School (Auditorium), 1401 Fremont Avenue, 91030 El Sereno, March 29, 2011, 6pm to 8pm LA Christian Presbyterian Church (Gymnasium), 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, 90032 Pasadena, March 30, 2011, 6pm to 8pm Lake Avenue Church (4th floor above Harris Hall), 393 N. Lake Avenue, 91101 Online Virtual Scoping Meeting – March 21, 2011, begins live at 6 pm and continues on demand through April 14, 2011. (Register to participate at metro.net/sr710conversations and click the “Participate from Home” tab.) Contact Please submit your written comments by April 14, 2011 to: Mr. Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director Caltrans, District 7, Division of Environmental Planning 100 South Main Street, MS 16A Los Angeles, CA 90012 RE: SR-710 Gap Closure Individuals requiring special accommodations (American Sign Language or other lingual interpreter, documentation in alternate formats, etc.), contact Garrett Damrath at Caltrans District 7 at (213) 897-9016. Thank you for your interest! CNS#2053614

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To: Property owners and occupants within a 300-foot radius From: City of Arcadia - Community Development Division Pursuant to law, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to determine whether the following request should be approved, conditionally approved, or denied: Application Nos.: CUP 10-19, MC 10-35, TTM 71478, ADR 10-18 Location: 650 W. Huntington Drive Applicant: Scott Yang Request: To allow the existing office building to be subdivided into medical office condominiums; and expand the building to 25,105 squarefeet with parking deficiency of 128 spaces in lieu of 151 required. Environmental Document: See the accompanying Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration / Mitigated Negative Declaration. Time of Public Hearing: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Place of Public Hearing: Arcadia City Council Chambers 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California The application file plans and environmental document are available for public review at the Planning Services office. All interested persons are invited to appear at the public hearing and to provide evidence or testimony concerning the proposed project and environmental document. You are hereby advised that should you desire to legally challenge any action taken by the Planning Commission with respect to the proposed project and environmental document, you may be limited to raising only those issues and objections which you or someone else raises at or prior to the public hearing. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed project and environmental document may do so at the public hearing or by submitting written statements to Planning Services prior to the March 22nd public hearing. For further information regarding this matter, or to submit comments, please contact Assistant Planner, Nick Baldwin at (626) 574-5444 or via email at nbaldwin@ci.arcadia. ca.us. Comments may be submitted in writing to Planning Services at 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007 or faxed to (626) 447-9173. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the public hearing, please contact Planning Services at (626) 574-5423 at least three (3) working days before the meeting. This notification will help city staff in making reasonable arrangements to provide you with access to the hearing. Arcadia City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on alternate Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be closed on Friday, March 11, 2011. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT Community Development Division / Planning Services Nick Baldwin, Assistant Planner (626) 574-5444 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION/ MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Notice is hereby given that the public agency named below has completed an Initial Study of the following described project at the following location:

What is Being Planned? The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 7, with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) serving as administrative lead, is proposing to examine alternative means to extending Interstate 710 from its existing northern terminus in the City of Alhambra to a new, yet to be determined terminus. Currently there is a gap in the I-710 corridor, which extends between I-10 and I-210. A range of alternatives and modes are under consideration, including No Build. Why This Notice? Caltrans/Metro is formally initiating studies for this project. Based on preliminary feasibility studies, the resulting environmental document is anticipated to be an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Your Involvement The purpose of this public scoping notice is to solicit comments from public agencies, private entities, and interested individuals regarding potential social, economic, and environmental issues related to the project. The Scoping notice also ensures that these parties are involved early in the environmental planning process. If you would like to be added to the project mailing list, please send your name and address to the contact below. Scoping Meetings

Public Agency:

City of Arcadia – Development Services Department Community Development Division – Planning Services

Project Name:

Conditional Use Permit No. CUP 10-19, Modification No. 10-35, Tentative Tract Map No. 71478, and Architectural Design Review No. ADR 10-18

Project Location – Identify street address and cross streets

650 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007. The nearest cross street are Baldwin Ave. and La Cadena Ave.

The Initial Study was completed in accordance with the City's Guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act. The Initial Study was undertaken for the purpose of deciding whether the project may have a significant effect on the environment. On the basis of such Initial Study, the City has concluded that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and has therefore prepared a Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration. The Initial Study, and Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration reflects the independent judgment of the City. The Project site IS on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5.

The proposed project IS considered a project of statewide, regional or areawide significance. The proposed project IS NOT considered a project of statewide, regional or areawide significance. The proposed project WILL affect highways or other facilities under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Transportation. The proposed project WILL NOT affect highways or other facilities under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Transportation. A scoping meeting WILL be held by the lead agency.

Application Numbers: CUP 11-01 & ADR 11-01 Project Name: Conditional Use Permit Application No. CUP 11-01 & Architectural Design Re view No. ADR 11-01 Applicant/Sponsor: Shannon Vitale of Core Development Ser vices for Verizon Wireless Subject Property: 1410 S. Sixth Avenue – Camino Grove Park Project Description: A Conditional Use Permit and Architectural Design Review for a wireless telecommunication facility comprised of a 55-foot tall monopole antenna support camouflaged as a pine tree with one platform array of twelve (12) panel antennas, one (1) four-foot (4’-0”) diameter parabolic dish antenna, and four (4) ground-mounted equipment cabinets in a 544 square-foot concrete block enclosure. Environmental Document: See the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration on the reverse side of this notice. The application files, plans, and the environmental documents for the project are available for review at Arcadia City Hall in the Planning Services offices. Copies of the draft Negative Declaration (& Initial Study) are on file and are available for public review at the Planning Services office in Arcadia City Hall, which is located at 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007 – (626) 574-5423. Arcadia City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on alternate Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be closed on Friday, February 25th and Friday, March 11th. The review period for the project and the draft Negative Declaration (& Initial Study) begins on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 and will end at the close of the public hearing before the Arcadia Planning Commission on March 22, 2011. All interested persons are invited to appear at the public hearing and to provide evidence or testimony concerning the project and/or environmental document. Any person wishing to comment on this project and/or environmental document may do so at the public hearing, or must submit comments in writing to the City’s Planning Services prior to the end of the aforementioned review period. You are hereby advised that should you desire to legally challenge any action taken by the Planning Commission with respect to the project and/or environmental document, you may be limited to raising only those issues and objections which you or someone else raises at or prior to the public hearing. For further information regarding the project and/or environmental document, or to submit comments, please contact Associate Planner, Thomas Li at Arcadia City Hall, 240 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007, or call (626) 574-5447, or fax to (626) 447-9173, or by email to tli@ci.arcadia.ca.us. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting, please contact Planning Services at (626) 574-5423 at least three (3) working days before the meeting or time when special services are needed. This notification will help City staff in making reasonable arrangements to provide you with access to the meeting. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT Community Development Division / Planning Services Thomas Li, Associate Planner (626) 574-5447

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A scoping meeting WILL NOT be held by the lead agency. Copies of the Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration are on file and are available for public review at the Lead Agency’s office, located at: 240 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007 Lead Agency address:

240 W. Huntington Dr., Post Office Box 60021, Arcadia, CA 91066-6021

Comments will be received until the following date:

March 22, 2011

Any person wishing to comment on this matter must submit such comments, in writing, to the City prior to this date. Comments of all Responsible Agencies are also requested. The City will consider the project and the Draft Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration at its meeting on:

Online Virtual Scoping Meeting – March 21, 2011, begins live at 6 pm and continues on demand through April 14, 2011. (Register to participate at metro.net/sr710conversations and click the “Participate from Home” tab.) Contact Please submit your written comments by April 14, 2011 to: Mr. Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director Caltrans, District 7, Division of Environmental Planning 100 South Main Street, MS 16A Los Angeles, CA 90012 RE: SR-710 Gap Closure

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To: Property owners and occupants within a 300-foot radius From: City of Arcadia Community Development Division Pursuant to law, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to determine whether the following project and environmental document should be approved, conditionally approved, or denied: Time of Public Hearing: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Place of Public Hearing: City Council Chambers at Arcadia City Hall 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California 91007

The Project site IS NOT on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5.

Glendale, March 22, 2011, 6pm to 8pm Glendale Community College (Student Ctr Rm 212), 1500 North Verdugo Road, 91208 South Pasadena, March 23, 2011, 6pm to 8pm South Pasadena High School (Auditorium), 1401 Fremont Avenue, 91030 El Sereno, March 29, 2011, 6pm to 8pm LA Christian Presbyterian Church (Gymnasium), 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, 90032 Pasadena, March 30, 2011, 6pm to 8pm Lake Avenue Church (4th floor above Harris Hall), 393 N. Lake Avenue, 91101

Individuals requiring special accommodations (American Sign Language or other lingual interpreter, documentation in alternate formats, etc.), contact Garrett Damrath at Caltrans District 7 at (213) 897-9016. Thank you for your interest!

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE ARCADIA PLANNING COMMISSION /AND/ NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION/MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

Date:

March 22, 2011

Time:

7:00 p.m.

All Fictitious Business Name Statements filed in 2005 expire in 2010.

If the City Council/Planning Commission finds that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment, it may adopt the Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration. This means that the City Council/Planning Commission may proceed to consider the approval of the project without the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report. Date Received for Filing:

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