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Volume XV, No. XXX

Community News, Arts & Opinions Since 1996

90 Year-Old Legally Blind Monrovia Resident Author of 3 Books - A Man of Faith and Vision

For Whom the Bell Tolls: Top Area City Execs Pay Comes to Light By Terry Miller

Franklin Murdoch a three time widower, says his faith in God and his inner vision has led him on the quest to write. In addition to using technology, Murdoch also maintains a social networking presence on Facebook - Photos by Terry Miller By Terry Miller

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he Best is Yet to Come is not only the title of this prolific writer’s latest endeavor but also his philosphy. An author of some considerable note, Murdock lives at the Gables in Monrovia and suffers from macular degeneration . Despite this seemingly enormous obstacle for a writer, Franklin Murdock re-

fuses to let the disability put a crimp in his life and work. His work is deeply religious and thoughtful. We caught up with Murdock at his home at the Gables in Monrovia last week as he was putting yet more research into one of his 15 hour days. We found Murdock to be a charming and immensly likable man with a truly colorful life and wonderful sense of humor. Murdock has not only

outlived three wives but says he has somewhere in the neighborhood of 90 plus grand and great grandchildren as well as step grandkids. One these “kids” is the famous hockey player Luke Robitaille who is a grandson by marriage. He spends his days and nights studying the Bible and analyzing the text therein. His office is littered with research books, manuscripts and papers studying the

word of the Bible. His first poem was published in 1937 and his work has since appeared in numerous publications including The Salt Lake Tribune, Desert News and Deserette News as well as his own publishing house. His life’s work has been a journey thanks in no small part to his mother and her strong religious beliefs.

Quite unlike the famous Hemmingway novel which describes in graphic detail the horrors of the civil war, the Bell Controversy is extremely disturbing on a far different level but does show how the horrors and inequity of our government can deeply affect those it is entrusted to provide for. In the wake this contemptible controversy, local cities are feeling the heat to disclose top officials’ salaries hoping to avert any potential fallout like the embattled Bell. Distrust of politicians and the way their cities are run is not a new phenomenon but the national attention Bell has received has opened the floodgates for transparency at the highest levels. Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, was making close to $800,000. Rizzo, after media and public pressure, resigned in disgrace last month. Bell is known as one of the poorest California cities and therefore even

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Sierra Madre to Defer any Water Increase Pending “ Education, Outreach and Dialogue with the Community” Editors Note: A final press release was issued by the City of Sierra Madre on July 29 regarding the status of the water rate increase protest. At the July 27 regular City Council meeting, the Sierra Madre City

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Council decided to defer any increase in city water rates, even though the majority protest that would have been required to prevent a rate increase was not achieved. During the meeting, Sierra Madre City Clerk Nancy Shollen-

berger stated that a total of 1719 valid protests were received, compared to the required majority protest amount of 1847. The Council decided to defer any increase pending education, outreach and dialogue with the com-

munity. Mayor Joe Mosca stated, “It was clear that a significant number of community members had concerns with the current proposal.” The City Council ap-

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Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck’s annual salary is the highest in the immediate area at about $265,000 - Photo by Terry Miller

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more vulgar that the city manager pocketed a salary twice that of the President of the United States. It is not only the salaries and benefits that caught the media high intensity spotlight, it was the bonuses and numerous perks afforded that city council. In an effort to garner trust, media outlets across California, including this newspaper group, filed official records requests with local cities for similar information for all senior staff. Beacon Media requested local cities provide documents involving key employees of each City/District/Agency for the calendar year ending 12/31/2009 pursuant to the CA Supreme Court decision S134253. The city of Sierra Madre is by far the lowest in compensation but also one of the smallest cities of those we looked into in the San Gabriel Valley. There are also other considerations when taking these salaries into account. For example, Pasadena is a Charter City as opposed to a General Law City. What is the difference? Essentially a Charter City has supreme authority over municipal affairs whereas a General Law city is bound by the state’s general law. Charter cities are not bound by the Elections Code and public funding of election campaigns is lawful. Here’s the basic breakdown per City starting with the city of Arcadia.

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They Were Gooder Dorothy's Place

By Dorothy Denne I don’t care what anyone says, I think the Good Old Days really were gooder. I know, I know. There is no such word as gooder but I like the sound of it. Besides, it sounds more reasonable to say the good were gooder than the good were better. (Just call me Sarah.) We’re told to look at the things we have today - DVDs, microwaves, computers, air conditioning. We didn’t need DVDs in the Good Old Days. We had church socials and family get-togethers. Microwaves? My mother had a wood/coal burning stove. She would stoke the fire then stick her hand inside the oven to see

if the air felt hot enough to roast her meat or bake her bread and desserts. A microwave saves time but loses the aromas, and the comfort they brought. Computers? The only thing I see that necessitates computers is the size of our population. Aggravating as humans can be, I’ll take dealing with them over dealing with computers any day. Air conditioning? Weelll now, I might concede here. I do like my air conditioning. Then again, at least in retrospect, there was something special about those cardboard fans advertising the local funeral parlor. Maybe it was the social atmosphere as the ladies sat and fanned. I think that’s what made the good old days gooder. It was the social atmosphere. We worked hard and we sweat but we took time to sit. We fanned and we talked. We got to know each other. Neighbors were neighbors whether they lived, in towns, a few feet away or, in rural areas, a mile down the road. There wasn’t a feeling of fear permeating our

lives. Sure, we kids were told not to take candy or get into cars with strangers but we weren’t afraid while walking to school that a stranger would grab us. Windows were left open and doors were unlocked. At most, a screen door might be hooked. There were no wrought iron bars or security doors. Of course there was violence. There were areas where knifings occurred, but if you didn’t go there, you didn’t get knifed. They didn’t come looking for you. And change? Things changed in the Good Old Days too but not so fast. When one thing changed, you had a chance to acclimate before the next change hit. I don’t care what anyone says, the Good Old Days were gooder. I’m going to turn off my computer, be sure the door is locked, stick some microwave popcorn in the oven, adjust the thermostat on the air conditioner and watch an old move on my DVD player. If I hear a strange noise, I’ll dial 9-1-1.

People Watching TheGoodLife By Wally Hage “People watching” is the act of deliberately and concertedly observing other human beings as they go about their daily lives. Watchers will observe things like people’s speech, relationships, body motions, eating habits and facial resemblances. People Watcher’s are actively pursuing this interest everywhere that people gather. The most commonly selected locations are airports, schools, sporting events, supermarkets, and shopping malls. There are even People Watching Cafes much like the typical coffee house attraction. Is People Watching common? Yes, but is it a hobby, a sport, or just a curiosity addiction? Well I’ll leave that answer up to you. But I will share some personal knowledge that may give you a hint!

My wife is a serious “People Watcher”. Her watching interest probably started when she was a little girl. Her Mom was the typical “soccer mom” taxiing Pat’s soccer talented brother to several soccer games a week. The games were so boring that Pat spent most of her time frequenting the concession stands and watching the other kids gorging and pigging out on the goodies. Shortly after we were married her hobby/addiction really began to be noticeable. In those early days our vacations were always spent traveling to California to visit the many common touristy attractions including Disneyland. Her strange idea of fun in the park was not the rides, but instead just sitting on a bench near the entrance viewing the visitors as they

entered the park. I realized that her spying techniques were all planned events. Her idea of vacation excitement was sitting around the motel pool, “people watching” while giving me a running dialog on the various tourist, shapes, wearing apparel, marital status and behavior patterns. Her interest in watching the stars was not a scientific interest in Astronomy. No, she was star struck! Her “Must Do” desire for me to drive up and down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills was constantly on her viewing agenda. She was certain that we would definitely see Hollywood Celebrities. My intriguing idea for viewing “Young Bathing Beauty” celebrities lay-

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Letter the the Editor Dear Editor: WOW, Terry! Congratulations! It’s high time ! We KNEW you had it in you but it took a long time for it to be figured out , right ? I am so glad for you! Your article says it all but not quite; the nice, friendly person that you are; that you CARE about the people, the society, the different points of view and your photos which speak volumes. We feel comfortable talking to you. What marvelous photos with the

HUMAN touch you have; you are always there for us! ‘Here’s thanking you for the glorious years of photo-journalism and many more to come. I do hope you won’t become too busy to continue the good work! Please don’t get too buried in the mundane office desk to take care of the outer world. And please be as outspoken and fearless as always! Best of luck. Rupa Dore

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proved a “community outreach plan” designed to explain the condition of the water system, its operating costs and financial obligations and future capital improvements needed to ensure it’s the long-term viability. “The City Council and I want to spend some time communicating the necessity of a rate increase, responding to questions, and explaining the importance of maintaining local control of our water system. Additionally, we want feedback from the entire community on what type of rate increase residents think is appropriate.” - Joe Mosca. “Walk and Talk” on Tap for Mid August: On Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Public Works Yard – 621 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the Public Works Yard –

621 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. There will also be some Community Presentations: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers – 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. (This presentation will be aired live and rebroadcasted on SMTV3 and the City website.) Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm at the Hart Park House Senior Center – 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Monday, September 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Youth Activity Center – 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Community Groups, Homeowner Associations, or individuals interested in hosting a group presentation should contact Elisa Weaver, Director of Community & Personnel Services at 626-355-5278. Or, for additional information, please contact Sierra Madre City Hall at 626355-7135.

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Correction Editor’s Note: Sincere apologies for last week’s typographical error where we seemingly promoted Lieutenant Bob Anderson to Arcadia Police Chief in the obituary notice for Mike Daleo. It is not usually within our jurisdiction to promote officers of the Police Department in any city. We are, however, only human and errors are part of this business - we try our best to avoid

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Hairdressers, Manicurists Needed For Foothill Unity Center’s Back to School Distribution Because of a college College School of Cosme- Executive Director Joan schedule change, Foothill tology a place on President Whitenack. It’s about helpUnity Center is short some Obama’s Higher Education ing children feel good about 100 cosmetologists to pro- Community Service Honor themselves and excited vide haircuts and manicures Roll in 2009. about school — a positive to children of low-income Despite these efforts, the start that sets the tone for the families at its annual Back Center will be short about entire year. to School Distribution on 100 cosmetologists for the “The embarrassment Thursday, August 19, at San- event. “We’re expecting the of not having new clothes ta Anita Park. largest turnout ever this year and school supplies or a For the good haircut past seven takes a toll on years, Coschildren’s selfmetology esteem,” she students and says. “That inteachers from security can imCitrus Colpact their suclege have cess in school. volunteered For infortheir services mation on stylto children ist/manicurist who attend shifts or to dothe event to nate skills, call receive new Tammi Nakbackpacks, agawa at the uniforms, Center, (626) clothing and 358-3486. school supFoothill plies. Last Unity Center year, over provides a 200 Citrus range of servichairdressers es unparalleled and manicurnot only in the ists donated San Gabriel their servicValley, but es, working across Los Analongside Citgeles County. rus alumni, Operating with faculty and a small staff volunteer and a corps professionals of dedicated from local savolunteers, lons. the nonprofit, T h i s nondenominayear, due to tional organizaa calendar tion distributed change, the over four milevent falls It’s not as bad as it looks! Last year one young man wasn’t lion pounds of during the too happy about getting his hair cut - Photo by Terry Miller food to 3,974 school’s seunduplicated mester break. very low-inCitrus Director of Cos- — over 2,000 children from come families last year. It metology Gus Brooks is client families in the eleven also provides clothing, limreaching out to alumni and communities we serve,” said ited motel vouchers, and students who plan to be in Center Deputy Director referrals to the homeless and town on the 19th. Five teach- Betty McWilliams. “We’re people in crisis. Clients meet ers will also attend. “This sending out an S.O.S. to all stringent income guidelines experience is so rewarding the salons in the area, hop- and are re-qualified annualfor our faculty and students; ing they can help us fill the ly. Over 94% of every dollar they look forward to it every gap.” goes to program. For more year,” said Brooks. She also The event is about information, call the Center noted that participation in much more than uniforms at (626) 358-3486. this event earned the Citrus and haircuts, notes Center

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Arcadia Girls Softball Association's All Star Team Advances to Compete in Southern California Junior Olympic State Tournament Last Month

The Arcadia Girls Softball Association’s AllStar team for girls aged 14 and under competed against teams from all over southern California in the So-Cal ASA Junior Olympic District Tournament and won the Northern District Champions. The

tournament was held July 2 - 4. The team advanced to compete in the So-Cal ASA Junior Olympic State Tournament, held July 16 18. After losing their first game on Friday they came back and won 5 consecutive games on Saturday, earning them the Bronze

Medal. The team members are Sharon LeBerthon, Monica Baerg, Lexie Garcia, Simon Bishara, Annie Diehl, Isabelle Mejia, Lauren Jauregui, Taylor Carnes, Priscilla Yau, Shelbi Zernickow, Jackie Gomez, Ally Brakebush, Yeram Park.


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Community Calendar Listings Classes at Arcadia Methodist Hospital community outreach

Blood pressure screenings Diabetes lecture & support and use an email account, and practice fundamental 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ar- group cadia Community Center 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Class- Microsoft Word functions. Third Tuesday room 2, Methodist Hospi- Register now by going to the Adult Reference Desk Blood pressure screenings tal 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. to pay the $10.00 fee. Class Temple City Community 25 Maternity orienta- is limited to 12 students and computers are providCenter tion & tour Third Wednesday 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Lewis ed. For further information call 626-256-8274 or come Mended Heart support Hall, Methodist Hospital Weekly Classes/Support to the Library at 321 S. group Groups Myrtle Avenue in Library 2 – 4 p.m. Classroom Every Tuesday Park 2, Methodist Hospital Diabetes education classes Wednesday, Aug. (This one will not meet in 11 Maternity orientaPlease send August, however.) tion & tour 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Class3 – 4:45 p.m. Lewis Community Annoucements room 3, Methodist Hospi- Hall, Methodist Hospital to tal Wednesday, Aug. calendar@beaconmedianews.com Every Wednesday 11 Maternity orientaLoss & grief support group tion & tour 5:30 – 7 p.m. Private Please limit text to 150 words 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Lewis Dining Room, Methodist Hall, Methodist Hospital Hospital To register, call Saturday, Aug 14 626-932-1009 or 932-1015. Chinese and Spanish DiaEvery Thursday betes Summit Chronic illness support 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. group El Monte Senior Center. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Class- Call 626-821-2344 to regisroom 3, Methodist Hospi- ter. Computer classes for tal beginners start Thursday, Monday, Aug. 16 Monthly Community Events September 2 at Monrovia Look Good, Feel Better Second Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Public Library. This six Blood pressure screenings Classroom 3, Methodist week course starts with The Recreation and 11 a.m. – noon Sierra Hospital. Registration re- learning to use a mouse. Community Services DeMadre Hart Park House Students then learn how to partment will be celebratquired, 1-800-227-2345. Second Friday Monday, Aug. 23 search the Internet, set up ing the end of summer with our annual carnival on Wednesday, August 11th from 10am – 2pm at Eisenhower Memorial Park (corner of 2nd and Colorado). This year’s theme is “Board Game, Board Walk”. Enjoy bingo, board games, raffles and a Twister Tournament. Carnival games are available for a nominal fee and offer fun, kid- friendly prizes, so be sure to bring lots of change. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase a delicious snack from our Hungry, Hungry Hippo Snack Bar. For more information please contact the Recreation Office at 626.574.5113.

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Fun with Sign Language for Children at the Library An Introduction to ASL for Hearing Children Emmy-Lou ThomasSmith, teacher of “My Smart Hands” children’s sign language classes, will share her expertise with parents and young children

in an active and fun program at the Sierra Madre Public Library’s Preschool Storytimes on Monday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Thomas-Smith, a Sierra Madre resident, is herself hard of hearing, and teaches “My Smart Hands” and “Sing & Sign” classes using American Sign Language for hearing children. Although most babies start talking between 1 and 2 years of age, they are able to understand and want to communicate much earlier. Because they have control over their hands before they develop verbal skills, signing helps them express what they are not yet able to say, which has the added benefit of reducing frustration and temper tantrums. Emmy-Lou explains, “Research shows that babies who use sign tend to speak and read sooner and have larger vocabularies. Signing gives them a bridge of meaningful communication while they transition to speaking language. Our mission is to bring to parents, educators and children a better understanding of the value of visual communication early in life.” The Sierra Madre Public Library is located at 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre. For more information please call (626) 355-7186, or visit our website at www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us. This program is free and open to the public.

Union Station Homeless Services Keeps Kids Full and Healthy thanks to CACFP Union Station Homeless Services is now participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which will reimburse the agency for meals served to children. Meals at the Family Center

The 50-bed Family Center is nurturing homelike environment for homeless families. All residents of Union Station’s Family Center receive free nutritious meals and snacks daily. Child and Adult Care Food Program The California Department of Education operates CACFP as a reimbursement program for snacks and meals served to school children, as well as children living in shelters. Thanks to CACFP, the Family Center will now be reimbursed for meals served to homeless children living at the Family Center, as well as some eligible parents. In order to be reimbursed, snacks and meals must be healthy and balanced, and meet the serving guidelines outlined by the State of California. Union Station adheres to a non-discrimination policy and serves it target population regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

at the Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007 8 Saturdays (October 2 – November 20) and 1 Sunday (November 21) 8am-6pm Caitlin Bergman, Instructor—with special guest lecturers COURSE FEE: $200 non-refundable deposit – due by May 3rd - holds your place, and will be deducted from the $1200 tuition. Be sure to sign up early as course is limited to 30 registrants. To register, please call 626.821.4624, or you may email jill.berry@arboretum.org Permaculture is sustainable land use design based on ecologically sound principles. Its aim is harmonizing habitats and inhabitants, creating richly

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Summertime at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa By Greg Aragon

As I relaxed in the large Jacuzzi tub, watching a flat screen TV mounted above, something caught my eye through the window. It was a tiny sparrow dancing on the branch of a tall pine tree. Behind the bird, I could see the blue water of Lake Arrowhead shimmering in the afternoon sun. This was a typical moment at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. My getaway to the five-star resort began on a recent Friday afternoon when a friend and I checked into a beautiful suite overlooking the water and rugged mountain landscape. After unpacking we went exploring – starting with the hotel. Located at 5,100 feet, the 162-room Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa sits on the waterfront like a grand alpine chalet. It is modern, yet exudes an historic lake atmosphere. And it has all

the amenities needed for a weekend of summer fun and relaxation. One of my favorite resort features is the private beach, available for guests. This is great on a hot summer day, just like the one we experienced. The beach offers swimming, lounging in the shade and of course, majestic views of boats bobbing in the distance, forests, and the San Bernardino

Mountains. When not lakeside, we enjoyed working out at the state-of-the-art fitness center, which offers treadmills, stairmasters, recumbent bikes, lifecycles, Icarian fitness equipment, free weights, steam room and Jacuzzi. The gym is located inside the 11,000-sq.-ft. Spa of the Pines, the resort’s full-service spa with 10 treatment rooms. One level above the

spa is the main lobby, replete with timber walls, Native Serrano Indian art, and a large stone fireplace, crackling amidst cozy leather chairs and sofas. And then was our suite. It came with a luxurious king bed, flat screen TV’s in the living room and bathroom, office area, wireless Internet, mini-bar, Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. The room also

boasted a large balcony overlooking the pool. But one of the most talked about things at the resort is the award-winning gourmet restaurant, BIN189. The establishment serves creative “up-scale mountain cuisine,” accented with Mediterranean flavors. Our dinner at BIN189 began with the scrumptious Shellfish Chowder, with clams, mussels, shrimp,

scallops, tarragon and puff pastry. With this we shared an organic baby green salad with tomatoes, goat cheese and sweet basil vinaigrette, and enjoyed a Chardonnay wine Flight. For the main course I had a memorable pork chop with bourbon and molasses marinade, sautéed cabbage and pancetta natural jus, and sweet potato mashers. My friend went with the incredible lobster ravioli, a succulent cold water lobster enveloped in tender pasta and served with Tahitian vanilla cream Sauce. A f t e r dinner, we walked a couple hundred yards to Lake Arrowhead Village, where we discovered numerous unique shops, restaurants and a super market. We then strolled around the quiet lake, listening to ducks and breathing-in the fresh mountain air. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Renovation is located at 27984 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, 92352. For more info, current specials and reservations call (909) 336-1511, (800) 800-6792 or visit www. laresort.com. The resort is a “pet-friendly” establishment.

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People Watching Continued from page 4 ing on the beach at Santa Monica was harshly dismissed. My other good idea that we could travel to Black Beach near San Diego to watch the naked bathers, also created a lasting but somewhat pleasant silence. However, when I suggested that we could also visit the many celebrities that are lodging at a nearby nudist colony, well, this idea ended our California vacation adventure. Now, she has resigned herself to watching people entering and leaving our local supermarket. She always insists that I park near the entrance so that she can keep up on supermarket fashions. Now, she wants me to look into getting a handicap permit

so that she would have a close up parking spot for viewing. I told her that her people observing technique might qualify her as truly being handicapped. She has now planned a summer vacation trip for us to visit the San Diego Zoo. I asked her if she was looking to identify some family resemblances. Then I suggested that we should also visit Marineland, while in San Diego, as she might see some body types of some of her relatives in the Whale Watching area. Well, needless to say ... those ideas and comments were rejected and probably became the reason that she cancelled any further vacation plans for this year?

Monrovia Rotary Fellowships By Susan Motander Paul Harris Fellowships were presented to four members of the Monrovia Rotary Club at their meeting this week. The members so honored were Kris Leonard, Patrice Reinhard, Cal Magro and Damon Colaluca. A fifth Paul Harris Fellowship was presented by Rotarian Tom Adams to his wife Sally. This award recognizes the members contributions to the Rotary International Foundation. The stated mission of the foundation is “to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.” Perhaps one of the

best know projects of the foundation is its attempt to eliminate polio worldwide. For more than twenty years the Rotary Foundation and its partners feel they are on the brink of eradicating the disease. Rotary needs to raise $22 million to match the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenge grant of $355 million. The combined funds will be used to support immunization campaigns in those countries were polio continues to infect primarily children.Rotary has already held such immunization campaigns throughout the third world. Currently children in In-

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NAMM Produces Second Annual School Jam USA Teen Band Competition - Officially Opens Just in Time For Back to School

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ust in time for backto-school, teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent beyond their garage jam sessions by entering the second annual national SchoolJam USA competition. Beginning today, middle and high school teens, who aspire to be discovered by music industry professionals, have a passion for music, and want to help promote the significance of their schools’ music programs, can enter the SchoolJam USA competition at www.schooljamusa. com. This battle of rising stars is produced by NAMM, the not-for-profit association of the international music products industry, and its promotional sponsors MENC: the National Association for Music Education, SchoolJam Germany, Music For All, Drum Corps International, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Vans Warped Tour, and Channel One News. The competition highlights quality musical teen talent, gathers students to support music and the arts, and promotes active participation in school music programs. Teen musicians between the ages of 13 and 19, with the majority of band members currently registered in a middle or high school in the United States, and are in an unsigned band, are eligible to participate and apply from Aug. 2, 2010, to Oct. 15, 2010. Bands can perform any genre of music but the song must be original content or designated as “public domain.” To view full competition rules

and regulations, and for information about how to apply, visit www.schooljamusa.com.

lifetime to perform at the original SchoolJam festival in Frankfurt Germany, as well as receive a private

the country, activities such as SchoolJam USA are vital to promote the importance of music making,

merchandise from a local NAMM Member music product retailer of their choice. Also, each of the

Yoko Ono along with producer Quincy Jones are big supporters of NAMM and music education for young people.. To enter your talent see: www.schooljamusa.com - Photos by Terry Miller

Semi-finalists will be chosen and names will be posted at www.schooljamusa.com on Nov. 1, 2010, and online voting will be open to the public that day until Nov. 30, 2010. On Jan. 15, 2011, the top 10 finalists will take the big stage in Anaheim, Calif. during the world-famous NAMM Show in front of a panel of professional judges and hundreds of fans for the chance to take the title of Best Teen Band in the USA. The winning band will walk away with the grand prize trip of a

music video recording session on the John Lennon Educational Bus, $1,000 towards the purchase of new gear and $5,000 for their school music program. A s budget cuts are continuing to affect music education programs in schools across

and to provide an outlet for young adults to showcase their musical interest and talent. Reinforcing the competition’s mission to encourage active music making among teenagers, all finalists will receive a credit toward the purchase of musical

top 10 finalists’ schools will receive funding to support their school music programs. “NAMM not only supports music education programs, but believes strongly in the passion young adults have for playing music,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “As we begin our second year of this national teen band competition, we are looking forward to providing a continued outlet for young adults to showcase their talent, which we hope will inspire others to

pick up an instrument and discover the many benefits of playing music.” In 2009, more than 200 aspiring bands from across the country submitted applications for entry in the SchoolJam USA competition. With the help of more than 115,000 online votes, Austin, Texasbased band, “After Math” was crowned the first-ever SchoolJam USA champion, and was awarded the opportunity to perform at the SchoolJam Germany Finals in Frankfurt. SchoolJam is an established music initiative, originally developed by MM MusikMedia Germany to promote popular and rock music in schools throughout Germany. The program has provided thousands of music-loving young adults with the opportunity to perform and network with their peers, increasing their love for playing music and encouraging them to become active musicians. In the United States, NAMM has collaborated with MENC, Music For All and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to develop SchoolJam USA, following two successful years of SchoolJam Texas, produced by NAMM and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) in 2007 and 2008, in conjunction with the original SchoolJam in Germany. The John Lennon Educational Bus paid a vist to the Nationa Association of Music Merchants last winter in Anaheim. Yoko Ono siad that this endeavor would truly be one of John’s dreams come true.

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Monrovia Rotary Fellowships Continued from page 5 dia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria are still at risk. When this project began in 1985 there were approximately 350,000 new cases of polio a year. Largely through the efforts of the Rotary Foundation that number was 698 last year. The Polio Plus program is not the foundation’s only philanthropic effort. There are also humanitarian grants for projects such as building schools and establishing water projects. Additionally there are scholarship programs for graduate students and Rotary Centers for International Studies at 8 leading universities worldwide. With the addition of

these new fellows, Monrovia Rotarians have earned 129 Paul Harris Fellowships. Monrovia Rotary Honors Five India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria

are still at risk. When this project began in 1985 there were approximately

350,000 new cases of polio a year. Largely through the efforts of the Rotary Foundation that number was 698 last year. The Polio Plus program is not the foundation’s only philanthropic effort. There are also humanitarian grants for projects such as building schools and establishing water projects. Additionally there are scholarship programs for graduate students and Rotary Centers for International Studies at 8 leading universities worldwide. With the addition of these new fellows, Monrovia Rotarians have earned 129 Paul Harris Fellowships.

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ethodist Hospital Foundation’s Crystal Ball will feature all the elegance and excitement guests have come to expect but with a fun, Southern California vibe that could only be created by this year’s headliners, the world-famous Beach Boys. Crystal Ball 2010, “An Evening of Good Vibrations with The Beach Boys” will be held Saturday, October 16, at the Pasadena Convention Center and will also celebrate the 21st anniversary of the premiere fundraising and friend-raising party benefiting Methodist Hospital. Event co-chairs this year are Methodist Hospital Foundation board members Christine Antonovich and Richard Sun, DDS. Antonovich, co-chair of the Chinese American Film Festival, and Sun, San Marino City Council member, and their committee unanimously selected this year’s entertainers to provide a memorable experience their guests would not soon forget. Proceeds will benefit the nationally recognized comprehensive cardiac care program at Methodist Hospital, which provides specialized, advanced services in diagnosis and treatment including our highly qualified chest pain team, available 24 hours a day to help patients in need. Kathleen Ellison, a member of the Foundation Board since 1999, will be honored for her long-time commitment and service to Methodist Hospital. Ellison has served as treasurer, chair-elect, chair and immediate past chair. “Kathleen is a terrific advocate and friend to the hospital,” said Methodist Hospital Foundation President Michael Driebe. “She draws people to our cause, and is very deserving of this honor. We are very lucky to have a board that is passionate about the work of the hospital, and Kathleen is chief among them.” “The level of support our physicians provided to our recent capital campaign speaks volumes

about our culture at Methodist Hospital, and the sense of partnership our physicians feel,” she said. She is particularly interested in the spiritual aspect of the hospital and is proud of the hospital’s compassionate culture. “The hospital is more than buildings and equipment,” Ellison said. “The spirit of Methodist Hospital manifests itself in the greeting patients and families receive when they come

Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy-nominated “Good Vibrations.” Years later, he co-wrote the chart-topping “Kokomo.” In 1974 his concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and rocked the music world. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston (Barry Manilow’s “I Write The Songs”) joined The Beach Boys in 1965, re-

through the door.” No one understands this more than Ellison, who is well known for her warm spirit and joyful laughter. The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold style that marked their debut almost 50 years ago. Averaging 150 shows a year, the group plans another national/world tour and continued charity activities through Mike Love’s Love Foundation, which supports national environmental and educational initiatives. Leader and frontman Mike Love is one of rock’s foremost songwriters. He penned The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’.” With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get

placing Glenn Campbell, who filled in on vocals/ bass when Brian Wilson retired from touring. One of rock’s elite vocalists, Johnston has worked with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd. In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-veteran Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards), the band also includes Christian Love (guitar/vocals), Randell Kirsch (bass/ vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals). For more information about Crystal Ball, please contact the Methodist Hospital Foundation at 626-898-8888.


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The Social Whirl San GabrielValley Music Theatre Hosts Gourmet Dinner and Concert Under the Stars

Jerry and Ann Durgerian (Arcadia) and Katie and John Watson (Monrovia), both couples members of the Spotlighters at SGVMT. Gourmet dinner and concert under the stars in the Wine Garden at the San Gabriel Mission on July 18th.

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he walled courtyard of the Wine Garden at the San Gabriel Mission Theatre was the scene Sunday evening, July 18th, of a filet mignon dinner that followed copious appetizers and wine social hour. White tablecloths were set with tiny votive candles and a floating giant sunflower. Very effective in the garden and moonlight. The concert was a night of favorites from musicals we all love. Musical Director Richard Allen did the accompanying while Bobby Hundley, director, served as emcee. Guests included longtime supporters of the S.G.V.M.T. It was a delightful summer affair with a cool breeze adding to the enjoyment. Kudos to Sally Baldwin, president of the theatre group, and her husband, former mayor of San Gabriel, Harry Baldwin, who work tirelessly on fund-raisers to bring

back musical theatre to the San Gabriel Mission Theatre and to the wonderful young artists who donate their talent to bring these wonderful concerts to us.

Do yourself a favor and attend this one.

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Arcadia police and fire departments will be at this special occasion. Free fingerprinting for the kids, crime prevention materials and other information will be available. Stop by and show your support to Arca-

dia’s finest. But wait…that is not it. Help Arcadia celebrate its 107ths birthday by enjoying some birthday cake (while supplies last) sponsored by Arcadia’s Historical Society. Since its inception over two decades ago. Cold Duck’s philosophy has been directly responsible for its continued success. “Give the people what they want to hear and have a good time delivering it.” With this solid experienced musicianship it should come as no surprise that Cold Duck is renowned for being one of the most versatile bands in existence. Cold Duck continues its tradition of excellent musicianship and groovin’ rhythms. So let’s have a good time dancing the night away on the lawn at City hall, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Historic Stuart Pharmacetical Building to be 300 Seat Theatre for A Noise Within It was standing room only under the white canopy on July 20th at 10:30

Louise Marie Cornillez, one of the stars of the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre, belts out a provocative All That Jazz from Chicago.

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Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard with A Noise Within cofounders/co-artistic directors, Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott a.m. as supporters, city dignitaries, friends, highend donors and press gathered for the exciting groundbreaking event at Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa. The new state-of-the-art 300 seat permanent theatre for the yearround classical repertory company A Noise Within, its 19h season in Glendale. The new facility will offer backstage support offices, classrooms, storage and plentiful parking. The new theatre is hailed as an anchor in East Pasadena Arts expansion. Fittingly, the celebration came complete with dramatic flourishes from A Noise Within’s award winning troupe of resident actors, who offered an entertaining glimpse into the company’s past, present and future. Following

the presentation, remarks were made by founders Elliott and Rodriguez-Elliott, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, a long-time fan of A Noise Within, who has been instrumental in the company’s relocation to Pasadena; City Councilmember Steve Haderlein, ANW Board President Terry Kay, Dennis DePietro, representing the DePietro family, which owns the company’s current Glendale theatre that has been its home for the last 19 years; real estate developers David Worrell and Jeff Allen, SMV Technology Partners, who donated the Pasadena project’s land to A Noise Within, and Wendy Garen, executive director, the Ralph M Parsons Foundation, which also made a

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Sierra Madre Sue's Music News is Back!

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’m glad to be back in the Sierra Madre Weekly, thanks to my buddy Terry Miller, the head honcho! I changed the Music News format just a bit and listed the recurring events at the top, separately from the individual listings below. That way, in the event I don’t have time to compile an update before this list runs out, you won’t be completely without information! I know how depressed some of you get when that happens! So here ya go..... My music “Pick of the Week” is this Saturday, August 7th at the American Legion in East Pasadena, where you can see four of my favorite local bands and many special guests for no cover charge. All details are below.... Recurring Gigs: Thursday - Barry “Big B” Brenner @ Firefly Bistro In South Pasadena, 6 - 9pm, every Thursday. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Burgers, Brews & BLUES. http://www.bigbbrenner.com/ Thursday - The Mellow Dz (Dave Osti & Deanna Co-

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gan) Thursdays, August 12 and 19 @ Oceanview Bistro in Montrose from 7:30-10pm. 3826 Ocean View Blvd. 818248-2722. Acoustic Rock. www.ovbistro.com Friday - The Mellow Dz (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) Fridays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 @ The Brass Elephant/Aztec Hotel in Monrovia (corner of Foothill and Mayflower) from 6-9pm. Friday - Barry Schwam (the Thermin guy) “I play to backing tracks almost every Friday night (the 4th Friday of each month excepted) @ the yogurt shop in Sierra Madre’s Kersting Court, “Yogurt and More”, from 7 to 9pm. I play to about 50 or 60 cover tracks. I even have a following! My slogan is: Come to Yogurt and More, to hear music on the Theremin, and get your culture.” Saturday - Dave Osti “Unplugged” @ the Novel Cafe in Pasadena - alternating Saturdays 8/14, 8/28 1713 E. Colorado Blvd., between Meredith & Bonnie. 626-584-5495. Beer, wine & food. Sunday - Barry “Big B” Brenner @ Firefly Bistro In South Pasadena, every Sun-

day, 11am - 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. http://www. bigbbrenner.com/ Sunday - The Subs have a new venue, Glendora Continental - 316 West Route 66. Every other Sunday (starting this Sunday 8/8) 6-10pm. End of the weekend fun! Sunday - “Opera To Broadway” Vocal Performances @ Cafe 322 In Sierra Madre, 7-10pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening. Get there early - they pack ‘em in! Tuesday - Amazing Braztec Orchestra (featuring “Veal or no Veal” and LIVE Karaoke.) Dave Osti’s weekly extravaganza. Every Tuesday Night @ Aztec Hotel/Mayan Bar in Monrovia, 9pm (corner of Foothill and Mayflower) 8/3, 8/10, 8/1, 8/24, 8/31 and so on... Wednesday - “Quizzidge” - moved to Wednesday nights, August 4, 11, 18 and 25* at 8:00pm, until after Labor Day. Hosted by Deanna Cogan @

Cafe 322. $2 per person to play/up to 4 on a team. Cash prizes/gift certificates to the top 3 teams. 322 W. Sierra

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This delightful Highland Oaks home has been wellmaintained and is located in the award winning Arcadia school district. There is an updated kitchen, Brazilian cherry wood flooring in the living room/dining room areas with lovely views of the back yard/pool area. There is a private master suite, family room, office, laundry room and an oversized 2-car garage. The home is 2,818 sq. ft. situated on a 12,746 sq. ft. lot. It has 4 bedroom with 3.5 bathrooms and was built in 1951. This is the perfect home for entertaining.

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Built in 1927, this Spanish Revival home is 2,733 sq.ft on a 7,536 sq.ft. lot and located in the desirable South Pasadena school district. There are 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms. The is a terraced back yard with a grassy area and a cement pad that is “hot-tubready� with water and electrical. The front yard is expansive with picturesque Deodar and Palm trees. This home has been lovingly upgraded with copper plumbing, electrical, rebuilt chimney, reinforced foundation. It also includes French doors and windows, wood floor, central air and heat and new interior paint. Will you be the proud new owner? For more pictures and information please go to www.1301Diamond.com

Situated in Upper Hastings Ranch, this home is conveniently located to shopping, freeways and schools. This 1951 well-maintained home offers an open and spacious floor plan. Additional features include: formal entry, large living room with fireplace, sliding doors open to a tiled patio, grand family room with high ceilings & recessed lighting, adjacent to an updated kitchen, updated bathrooms, central air and heat, newer windows and roof. There is a mountain view from the back yard. For more information go to www.3735SierraMadre.com

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ierra Madre’s Finger Lickin’ 607 hacienda Drive Good chain Monrovia, CA 91016 7ESTMINSTER'ARDENS3PEC?X?2OCKYs3'6.KCTRHKCT restaurant suddenly Offered at $599,000 turned off their fryImagine the possibilities! This property is located on a er on Monday. The quiet street and is behind a gated driveway and has some deferred maintenance. There is a detached 2 car garage, building is apparenta guest house with kitchen, bath and pool. The square ly for lease immedifootage of the house is 1,369 square feet on a 14,985 sq. ately. No word if the ft. lot. It was built in 1944. There is central air and forced air heating. This is a short sale, subject to lender’s approval. secret recipe is for sale also.

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This is a great starter home and has been tastefully renovated inside and out. It is a short walk to Mary’s Market as well as to scenic hiking trails. There is Pergo flooring, updated kitchen, remodeled master bathroom with a washer/dryer combination, central air and heat, two patio areas both with views and an easy to maintain rear yard with hot tub. Appliances are included. Good starter home. This is a short sale. 628 sq. ft. home, 1921 sq. ft. lot. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths.

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Century 21 Village Congratulates Pacesetters Andy Bencosme, managing broker of CENTURY 21 Village Realty, was recently notified by CENTURY 21 Corporate in Parsippany N.J. that two of his agents were selected to

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receive Pacesetter Awards, which is awarded to those agents on track to receive the prestigious CENTURION Award at the end of the year. Those agents are Nazee Rix and Emily Duggan. Nazee Rix, a Bradbury resident and mother of two has been a consistent top sales producer and is a perennial top producing agent. Bencosme credits her success to having the utmost dedication to her clients and willing to work real estate around the clock if need be. Emily Duggan, a long time resident of Sierra Madre and an agent for over 20 years at CENTU-

Nazee Rix RY 21 Village, she offers her clients the talents of a smart and savvy realtor who knows the foothill areas thoroughly. For both buyers and sellers, Emily Emily Duggan also puts her experience and contacts to work. Contractors, handymen, painters, decorators and landFind out what homes down the street sold for! scapers, Emily has all their Free computerized list w/pics of area home sales names and numbers. and current listings. These two and all www.FreeOnlineHomePrices.com CENTURY 21 Village agents $598,000 can be reached gReaT LoCaTioN Free recorded message This 2 bdrm 1bth home is located on County area with San Gabriel at 38 West Sierra Madre post office and Temple City Schools. Tax record shows 2bdrm 1bth 1-888-865-0669 w/900 sqft, family room has 260 sqftBlvd. unpermitted. South facing, Madre, by in Sierra walking distance to school, quiet street, circle drive, large lot, 65x167 + 10,851 sq ft great for ownertelephone of investor. (A8435) at (626) 355ID#1003 DRE#00884529 1451 or online at www. CeNTURy 21 LUdeCke iNCc21village.com (626) 445-0123 Short Sale Secrets visit - www.freeavoidforeclosures.com ww

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enaders, And Many Special Guests! 179 N. Vinedo Ave. 626-792-9938. The birthday girl sez “No gifts please, just tip the poor musicians!” Sat. 8/7 - Wreck ‘N’ SOW @ Farnsworth Park amphitheater in Altadena, 7 - 9pm. Part of the Altadena Sheriff Support Group summer concert series, and if you’ve never been to this venue, pack a picnic and come on out! This is a very cool old amphitheater and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a summer evening show. Admission is FREE and there is lots of good seating. If you need more info or directions to Farnsworth Park (near the top of Lake Ave at Mount Curve on left), please check out our websites at:www.wrecknsow. com, wrecknsow@facebook. com, or wrecknsow@myspace. com. Sat. 8/7 - Open Mic Night @ The Fret House In Covina. 309 N. Citrus Ave. (626) 3397020. Always on the first Saturday of the month, and just one dollar for performers or audience. Sign-up starts at 7:30. If there aren’t enough slots for everybody they’ll make a list for the next month, and call you. Each act gets two songs or ten minutes, whichever comes first. The show starts at 8:00. They’ll have desserts and cof-

fee ready. Bring your friends and family and join the show! http://www.frethouse.com/ Sat. 8/7 - Mercy & The Merkettes @ Rude Dog In Covina, 9:30pm. 114 N. Citrus Ave. $5 cover, I think. Rock,Disco, R&B, Motown, etc. www.go2rudedogs. com www.mercyandthemerkettes.comTues. 8/10 - Music, Munchies and Merriment at Mary’s Market & Canyon Cafe, the Heart of the Sierra Madre Canyon, 6 - 9pm. 561 Woodland Ave. 626-355-4534. The food is always yummy; full meal for around $10.00. Featured artist for the night is Dan Ames and his Band (and Jean Sudbury just might be sittin’ in on fiddle!) THURS. 8/12 - DAVID SERBY @ ARNIE’S CAFE IN TUJUNGA,

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tor of Library Services, Sierra Madre Public Library posted the following on the Library Website: “Mary Tumilty, former City Librarian for the Sierra Madre Public Library, passed away on Wednesday July 28, 2010, two months before her 96th birthday. Mary was my predecessor at the Sierra Madre Public Library and served as library director from 1975 through 1984. She was a formidable and irrepressible woman who made many positive changes as President of the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library and later as City Librarian. Under her leadership, the Friends established their three successful, and ongoing, fundraising events—the Art Fair, the Wine Tasting and the Used Book Sale. Mary was an accomplished networker, fundraiser, trendsetter and manager. She used these talents during and after her time as City Librarian to improve

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A: Once I signed up and began reading the materials that are sent to me regularly, I realized that Breast Cancer is a very serious disease. My sister is a survivor, and I have several acquaintances who are survivors as well. I’d never even really considered the possibility that it is a disease from which people can die, simply because everyone I know who has had it is still alive and thriving. However, it is a very serious disease. Thousands of people die from it every year. So I also decided I would walk for my sister and my friends, and all those who are battling the disease even now. Q: What has been the hardest part? A: The walking has been a piece of cake compared to the fundraising part. It’s not my strong point to say the least. But as I was doing a 5 mile walk one morning, and thinking of ways to raise money for the cause, I thought I would reach out to the city I’ve come to love. My husband and I moved to Monrovia in 2007 and it didn’t take us long to fall in love with our new community. We love Old Town and the Farmer’s Market and the fact that we can walk to many local places. I have even found several routes around town that I use for training walks. and businesses to proudly represent the generosity of our city to Avon and to the other hundreds of walkers I will be joining in September. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say? A: I am also always looking for a walking partner. I’d be interested to know if there are any other Avon walkers nearby. Perhaps we can all join together for Team Monrovia! I can be reached at jannabobanna@verizon. net. All donations to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer are tax deductible. Monrovia residents who would like to support Delgado can make credit card donations by going to www.avonwalk.org, and clicking on the “donate now” button. “find a walker,” click on her name.


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Arcadia, Monrovia, Temple City, Sierra Madre & Pasadena SalariesCity Manager receives $142,992. Director of Administrative Services receives $90,648 Director of Public Works receives $95,244 Director of Libraries receives $95,244 Director of Development Services receives $90,648 Dir. of Personnel and Community Services receives $84,144 Fire Chief (Volunteer)/Assistant Fire Chief receives $80,064 Police Chief receives $102,132

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PASADENA Elected Officials Mayor receives $24,615.48 annually Council members receives $16,410.72 annually Department Heads City Manager receives $264,999.90 Police Chief receives $214,999.82 City Clerk’s salary receives $143,006.03 Public Works Director receives $192,058.88 Human Services and Recreation Director receives $160,600.96 Fire Chief receives $212,015.86 Assistant City Manager receives $201,690.32 Head Librarian receives $166,243.58

MONROVIA

The City of Monrovia posted its salaries prior to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger challenged California’s cities Thursday to post public officials’ salaries on websites if they have nothing to hide. Elected Officials Mayor and City Council Members receives $4,800 annually City contribution towards health, dental and vision benefits; $30/ Council meeting for presiding over the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency and Monrovia Finance Authority City Clerk receives $4,800 City Treasurer receives $4,356

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TEMPLE CITY Elected Officials City Council Members recieve $5760 annually Additional a $30 per redevelopment meeting applies. As well as $120 for every Community Development and Housing Authority meeting attended. Department Heads City Manager receives $195,000 City Clerk receives $112,900 Director of Parks and Recreation receives $126,070 Community Development Manager receives $104,90 Financial Services Manager receives $103,880 Although not yet filled , Temple City has budgeted $120,000 for a Community Development Director/City Planner and $120,000 for an Economic Development Manager and Assistant City Manager. Local City Manager total salaries are listed below: Jeffrey Allred, Rosemead - $175,000 Rene Bobadilla, El Monte - $170,000 Tony Ybarra, South El Monte - $120,000 Michael Beck, Pasadena - $264,999 Don Penman, Arcadia - $214,032 Darrell George, Duarte - $205,344 Jose Pulido, Temple City - $195,000 Matt Ballantyne, San Marino - $192,096 Scott Ochoa, Monrovia - $181,956 Steve Preston, San Gabriel - $181,546 Elaine Aguilar, Sierra Madre - $142,992 John Davidson, South Pasadena - $109,000 Transparency in local and national government is everyone’s desire but until recently, much of this information has been shrouded in mystery and considered inside information. We hope, in the coming months, to delve further into how so many officials like those in Bell can collect considerably more in pensions and severance pay than by actually working. Many officials in Bell are receiving multiple pay packets from numerous municipalities. Meanwhile four city managers make more than $200,000 in our immediate area with Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck collecting the most ($264,999). Arcadia’s City Manager Don Penman ($214,032), Alhambra City Manager Julio Fuentes ($209,337), and Duarte’s top official, Darrell George ($205,344).

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For the period of Sunday, July 25, through Saturday, July 31, the Police Department responded to 870 calls for service of which 132 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, July 25: Between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., two cars were burglarized in a driveway in the 00 block of West Naomi. Unknown suspect(s) entered the locked vehicles by unknown means and stole golf clubs, CD’s, and prescription glasses for a total loss of $1,320. Three vandalism incidents occurred between 1:20 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Unknown suspects shot at victims’ cars with a BB gun or similar weapon and damaged windshields and windows in the 00 block of West Naomi, 600 block of East Live Oak, and 1000 block of South Sixth.

Monday, July 26: Units responded to the 800 block of Southview around 12:34 p.m. in reference to a deceased person. Investigation revealed that a 42-year-old male Asian suffered an apparent selfinflicted gunshot wound. Shortly after 6:30 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated at Colorado and First for excessive speed. A record check of the 33-year-old male Caucasian driver revealed that he had 5 outstanding misdemeanor warrants totaling almost $26,000. The man was arrested without incident.

Tuesday, July 27: A 60-year-old male Asian was arrested for commercial burglary and check fraud at Wells Fargo Bank, 444 East Huntington, around 1:10 p.m. He attempted to open an account by using a fraudulent check. A victim came to the station around 10:51 p.m. to report a strong-arm robbery that occurred at 1300 South Golden West. She advised that she was putting groceries into the trunk of her car when a male suspect pulled her

purse from her shoulder. The suspect then fled in a waiting vehicle.

Wednesday, July 28: A commercial burglary occurred between 5:30 p.m. on July 27 and 7:00 a.m. on July 28 in the 1300 block of Michillinda. Unknown suspects made forced entry into a residential construction site and stole over $13,400 in tools and equipment. Around 1:00 p.m., units were dispatched to HSBC Bank, 1107 South Baldwin, in reference to an embezzlement report. During a bank fraud investigation, a 19-year-old female Asian bank employee admitted to stealing $2,000 from a customer’s cash bank deposit. The suspect was taken into custody and booked at the City jail.

Thursday, July 29: A commercial burglary occurred around 7:25 a.m. at Residence Inn, 321 East Huntington. Two male Hispanic suspects, in their 20’s, followed a female victim into the lobby and then sat down at a table next to the victim. When she left the table, the suspects grabbed her designer handbag and diaper bag and fled in a waiting vehicle driven by a female Hispanic. Officers responded to the 100 block of West Longden around 8:06 p.m. regarding a mentally unstable subject. Investigation revealed that the 25-yearold male Caucasian was a schizophrenic who had not taken his medication, and he threatened to kill family members. He was detained and transported to a hospital for a 72-hour evaluation.

Friday, July 30: Two male juveniles, a 16-year-old AfricanAmerican and a 17-yearold Hispanic, were arrested around 1:28 p.m. for residential burglary. The suspects initially entered a home in the 300 block of Monte Vista, but left the house when they encountered a resident. The suspects then went to a home in the 400 block of Vaquero, rang the door bell, and when no one answered, they pried open a window to the backdoor. A resident was inside the

house at the time and notified police. Shortly before 4:00 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Nordstrom recognized a female subject from a previous shoplifting incident where no arrest was made. The suspect was followed and was later seen concealing a pair of jeans in her purse. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 21-year-old African-American suspect was taken into custody for commercial burglary.

Saturday, July 31: A consensual contact was made with a solo male occupant in a vehicle parked in the 00 block of Alta around 1:35 a.m. The odor of marijuana was detected and a consent search revealed a baggie of marijuana. During the citation process, the subject provided officers with another person’s identification. His true identity was later discovered, and a record check indicated that he had a $30,000 outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 30-year-old AfricanAmerican was arrested at the scene without incident. Between 7:00 p.m. on July 30 and 9:00 a.m. on July 31, a commercial burglary occurred at Vision 21 Art and College Prep Center, 411 East Huntington. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window and stole four computers, five 18-inch monitors, and a digital camera for a total reported loss of $4,200.

Monrovia FD

Personnel responded to 55 emergency calls from 0800 hours July 20 to 0800 hours July 27. Significant incidents include:

Hazardous Materials Incident On Saturday, the Department responded to a reported hazardous materials incident; a reported pink substance running down the curb in the area of Sherman Way. Upon investigation it was determined a homeowner down the street was cleaning his paint brushes and paint containers. As a reminder, water-based paint many not be washed into the storm drain. Although this material is commonly viewed as “non hazardous,” homeowners may

find themselves fined for the cost of the emergency response and the cleanup when they participate in the practice. If you are using water-based paint only, you may wash brushes in the sink as the sewer is an approved method to dispose of the water. However, any leftover paint must be taken to an approved household hazardous round up site; you may not dump unused paint in the sewer. For more information call the City of Monrovia Public Works at (626) 932-5553.

transient. Approximately half an hour later, an officer located the suspect in the area of Primrose, south of Foothill. The officer detained the suspect and arrested him for grand theft. The suspect admitted to the crime and agreed to show the officer the residence where he left the stolen laptop. Officers transported the suspect to the location in the area of Magnolia and Lemon, where they recovered the stolen laptop computer. The stolen computer was returned to the victim.

Monrovia PD

Gang Injunction Violation - Suspects Arrested On July 22 at 7:08 p.m., Special Enforcement Team Officers were in the 2000 block of South Myrtle and recognized two male gang members walking together on the street. Both had previously served with the gang injunction. They stopped the subjects and arrested them for violating the injunction.

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 526 service events, resulting in 90 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:

Grand Theft - Suspect Arrested On July 22 at 2:03 p.m., a police officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding the theft of a laptop computer from a subject who had fallen asleep at a desk in the library. An employee from the library remembered seeing a subject quickly walk out of the library holding a black laptop computer. The employee recognized the subject as a local transient who frequents the library. While interviewing the employee, the employee recognized a subject who is frequently with the suspect. The officer spoke with this subject, who he knew from previous contacts is the father-in-law of the suspect. A photo line-up with the suspect’s picture was shown to the employee, who positively identified the suspect. The suspect is a known drug user and local

Disturbance / Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested On July 22 at 7:37 p.m., an officer responded to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, he stopped a subject and questioned him regarding the call for service. The subject admitted he had been in an argument prior to the officer arriving and said he was in possession of a knife. The knife was retrieved and in the blade area, the officer located a small plastic baggie containing methamphetamine. The subject was arrested. Mental Evaluation On July 24 at 8:36

a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Genoa regarding a mentally disturbed subject. The subject in question has a history of mental illness; he said he was hearing voices and hurt his hand breaking a mirror. The officer determined the subject was a danger to himself and placed a 72-hour mental observation hold on the subject. The subject was transported to a hospital.

Family Disturbance / Vandalism On July 24 at 2:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of California regarding a family disturbance between two siblings, a 19-year-old brother and his 22-year-old sister. The investigation revealed that only an argument had occurred and both parties were advised. The officers then left the location. After the officers left the location, the brother vandalized his sister’s vehicle, stereo system and a bookshelf. The suspect fled the scene after vandalizing the property. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were not able to locate him. Investigation continuing. Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested On July 24 at 8:12 p.m., an off-duty San Gabriel police officer was at a business in the 800 block of East Huntington when he was approached by a female subject. She claimed her girlfriend beat her up and stole her cell phone. She asked the off-duty officer if he would call the police. The officer called police for the victim. Moments later, the girlfriend arrived and began to physically assault the victim.

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POLICE BLOTTERS The officer immediately called Monrovia Police Department, identified himself to the suspect, and physically restrained the suspect in order to prevent the victim from being injured. Monrovia police officers arrived and arrested the suspect.

Residential Burglary On July 24 at 9:31 p.m., an officer investigated a residential burglary in the 500 block of Royal Oaks. The suspects smashed a window to gain entry to the residence. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary - Suspect Arrested On July 26 at 7:18 a.m., officers were conducting a follow-up investigation regarding a vehicle burglary report. They went to the location in the 200 block of West Olive to further their investigation and subsequently arrested a suspect. Several items stolen from the burglary were observed by the officers in plain view. Upon further investigation, it was determined the victim’s sister was a suspect. She eventually admitted to the burglary and an additional burglary that had not yet been reported. Family Disturbance / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer On July 28 at 7 p.m., officers responded to a family disturbance. The male subject involved did not live at the location in the 200 block of West Montana. When the officer tried to escort the suspect away, the suspect became combative, but was eventually restrained. Both officers suffered abrasions to their knees and elbows in

the altercation. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, July 18th, to Saturday July 24th, 2010, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 332 calls for service.

Monday. July 19th: 6:25 AM - Commercial Burglary, Vandalism, Cruelty to Animals, Sierra Madre Middle School, 160 North Canon Ave. Suspects smashed a window, then gained entry to the classroom. The suspects vandalized the room, causing extensive damage. The suspects also killed fish in a tank. The loss included a small rocket, and a telescope, which was recovered. The investigating officers followed leads and identified and arrested five suspects, all minors. Four of the minors are Sierra Madre residents; one is from Altadena. The crime occurred between 2:30 pm, Friday, 7/16/2010 and 6:05 am, Saturday 7/19/2010. The teacher estimated his loss was at $280.00. No estimated loss from the school was available. 6:50 PM -Auto Burglary, 31 West Sierra Madre Blvd. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver’s door window and stole a purse from the floorboard. The crime occurred Monday, 7/19/2010 between 6:30 pm and 6:45 pm. The loss included cash, a driver’s license, personal checks, and a charge card. The total loss was estimated at $1,050.00.

LEGALS City OF Arcadia Notices NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Arcadia is accepting proposals for Document Management System Software and Hardware Support and Maintenance. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Document Management System Software and Hardware Support and Maintenance” and shall be sent to the City Clerk of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, P.O. Box 60021, Arcadia, California, 91066-6021. Cost proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Cost for Document Management System Software and Hardware Support and Maintenance” and shall be sent to the Purchasing Officer of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, P.O. Box 60021 Arcadia, California, 91066-6021 Proposals and costs are due no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at which time said proposals shall be publicly opened.

Copies of the proposals may be obtained in the Purchasing Office of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California, 91007. The request for proposals and proposals submitted are hereby referred to and incorporated herein and made a part by reference and all proposals must comply therewith. The City of Arcadia reserves the right to accept in whole or part or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities in the bid process, and all proposals are binding for a period of ninety (90) days after the proposal opening date and may be retained by the City for examination and comparison, as specified in the request for proposal documents. The award of this contract shall be made by the Arcadia City Council. CITY OF ARCADIA PURCHASING OFFICE Dated: August 2, 2010 Publish: August 5 and 9, 2010

Continued from page 4 productive food systems. Permaculture is an eyeopening set of principles and concepts that make a tremendous impact on communities. This experiential course is a practical, project-oriented, support training. It moves beyond theory to hands-on applications. Participants will become certified permaculture designers upon successful completion of the 72-hour course. More than a gardening program, this lively course covers: • Habitat restoration • Rapid soil rebuilding • Thriving food production • Rain and grey water use • Community integration • Earthworks • Sustainability • Urban food forestry • Recognizing landscape patterns For more information visit: www.SayPermaculture.com or email Cait_ Bergman@yahoo.com

Pasadena City Councilman Chris Holden Will Host Summer Block Party

Pasadena City Councilman Chris Holden will host a District 3 summer block party Saturday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jackson Street between Los Robles and El Molino. The festivities will include live music, free hot dogs grilled by Pasadena firefighters, children’s activities, carnival rides, hands-only CPR training and more. Holden hosts the block party annually in a relaxed setting to share information and offer direction on addressing neighborhood issues. All Pasadena residents are welcome to attend. For more information call (626) 744-4738.

“Friends Helping Friends Prepare”

Community Calendar Listings An Emergency Preparedness Event and Ice Cream Social On Saturday, August 14, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., volunteers working with the Sierra Madre Individual Emergency Preparedness Plan (S.M.I.P.P.) will be on hand at the Sierra Madre Public Library to help you develop a workable emergency plan for you and your family. Don’t miss this opportunity to help ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and provided for, should an emergency such as an earthquake, fire or mudslide, occur. There will also be educational and fun preparedness activities for the youngsters starting at 4:30 in the Children’s Room. At 6:15 we will be raffling off preparedness supplies, and holding the Adult Summer Reading Program Amazon Kindle Grand Prize Drawing. The dog days of August would not be complete without a Friends of the Library Summer Ice Cream Social. Everyone is invited to drop by the Library patio between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. to cool off and enjoy a sweet, refreshing treat. The Sierra Madre Public Library is located at 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre. For more information, please call (626) 355-7186, or visit our website at www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us. This program is free and open to the public.

can enjoy the exclusive San Antonio Winery VIP Wine Garden from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with rare, premium wines and pairings for an additional $35. WHERE: Downtown Sierra Madre - Baldwin Avenue/Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2010; 4 to 7 p.m. $40 presale tickets $50 at the door For an additional $35, San Antonio Winery VIP Wine Garden; 6:30 to 9 p.m. HOW: To purchase tickets by phone, call 213241-7266. To purchase tickets online, visit www.sierramadrewineandjazzwalk.com

Free Foreclosure Workshop (Pasadena)

California Foreclosure Institute presents a free two-hour workshop for investors and realtors on how to get started finding and buying foreclosure properties. Featured speaker will be Lloyd Segal, author of “Stop Foreclosure Now” and “Foreclosure Investing.” Thursday, August 12, 2010, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Pasadena City Library Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. The workshop is complimentary, but reservations are required. To register, please visit www. ForeclosureWorkshop.net, or call 888-285-0101.

Fifth Annual Sierra Madre 3rd Annual Wine & Jazz Walk To Benefit Casino Night of Stars City Of Hope, Food, Entertainment, Oct. 9 Gaming, PrizesDuarte SeEnjoy an evening of fine wines and live jazz in the picturesque foothill community of Sierra Madre while supporting lifesaving cancer research at the fifth annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk, Saturday, Oct. 9. Sample great food from local eateries and enter drawings for fun prizes and getaways. Presenting sponsors are San Antonio Winery and Roboli Family Wine Estates. This year, guests

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Route 66 Sock Hop Dinner and Dancing

Saturday, Aug. 21, 6-11 PM Duarte Elks Club2436 Huntington Dr., Duarte 50’s costume contest Tickets at the Door: $20 Info: www.DuarteRoute66Parade.com

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Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 AM. Classic Cars, Marching Bands Salute to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan www.DuarteRoute66Parade.com

8th Annual Duarte Festival of Authors

Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 AM – 5 PM Free Admission, Free Parking Westminster Gardens 1420 Santo Domingo Ave., Duarte More than 50 authors in talks, book signings and panels

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