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Volume XV, No. XXIX
Community News, Arts & Opinions Since 1996
Santa Anita Race Track Making Significant Changes in Time for Oak Tree Meet Sept. 29
Sierra Madre City Clerk Declares 274 Water Rate Increase Protest Letters “Invalid or Duplicate” By Terry Miller
utraged residents who protested a near 40% Water Rate hike in Sierra Madre won last week, or so they thought when City Clerk Nancy Shollenberger said she was “absolutely, positively” certain of the new numbers which indicated a victory for those opposed to the hike :
A press release was issued by Sierra Madre Clerk Nancy Shollenberger Sunday July 18. “Pursuant to the City’s Guidelines For the Submission and Tabulation of Protests, I, Nancy Sue Shollenberger, duly elected City Clerk of the City of Sierra Madre, have tabulated and determined the validity of the written proWorkers dig the turf up with a Caterpillar road grader and sheer manpower as they start to remove and repair sections of tests to the City’s proposed water fee increase. I hereby find and the synthetic track at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday. - Photo by Terry Miller give notice that there were 1,898 Santa Anita Park, Tree at Santa Anita meeting scheduled maintenance of President George Haines. written protests. Accordingly, a which closed this past Sun- beginning Sept. 29, began its stable area as well. “Beyond that however, we day for training for the repair work on its synthetic “For the most part, this are working toward mitifirst time in two years, and main track on Monday and is regularly scheduled mainPlease see page 3 which will host the Oak embarked upon significant tenance,” said Santa Anita
Beacon Media News Publisher Appoints New Editor BY TERRY MILLER
n last week’s issue, I made a hurried and rather disjointed attempt - albeit on deadline - at introducing myself to our communities as the new editor of our newspaper group. I, now, will endeavor to be somewhat more succinct. Beacon Media News Publisher has just elected yours truly to the aforemen400 S. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia CA 91007
tioned position after former editor John Stephens left the company last week for ventures new. Many of you may know me as the photographer for the paper(s). For the past 11 years I have photographed so many people and events in the area that I have literally gone through thousands of rolls of film, numerous camera bodies and now have about 6 massive hard drives
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It was Twenty Years Ago Today - ADA comes of Age It was actually twenty years ago Monday that life for Americans with disabilities got a little easier with the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The signing of the act accommodates people with all sorts of disabilities. The act signed by George Bush senior on July 26, 1990 changed the lives of many Americans with disabilities - But not everyone is happy with all the changes. Monrovia Developer
“I have a wheelchair with casters on it and when I go down those yellow
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Arcadia Police Officer - Crime Analyst Mike Daleo Dies at 67
Leon San Blas has been confined to a wheelchair since 1994. Monrovia businessman San Blas said in a telephone interview Tuesday with the Weekly that the Disabilities Act hasn’t really helped his own personal situation at all, in fact, quite the opposite.
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majority of parcel owners, who would have been impacted by the proposed fee increase, have submitted written protests. In addition to the abovementioned 1,898 written protests, I also noted that the City Clerk’s Office received an additional 151 written protests which were duplicates, and/or did not qualify to be counted, two letters requesting their letters be withdrawn and one letter in favor of the water rate increase, which were not tabulated, along with 26 received after the deadline imposed by the City Council. Nancy Sue Shollenberger City Clerk P.S. The City Clerk did not have access to the Assessor’s Parcel Numbers List/ Owner’s Names. If this list is made available to her, she will be happy to check the list again.”Shollenberger declined to comment Monday on the discrepancy between her first count and the second tabulation com-
Mike Daleo 1942-2010
eserve Arcadia Police Officer and Crime Analyst Mike Daleo passed away last Saturday after a very short battle with cancer. Mike was 67 years old and has been with the Arcadia Police Department as a Reserve officer since 1976. After retiring from a long and successful career at Pac Bell in 1994, Mike was hired by the Department as a Crime Analyst, establishing
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Turning Rotten Dorothy's Place
By Dorothy Denne How long does it take for a day to change from good to rotten? It really depends on your sense of humor. Or lack of one for that matter. Probably more on your lack of one. If you have one that is good, your day is less likely to turn bad. It isn’t really fair to call a day bad. Bad things may happen during the day but the day itself should be considered a gift. We are on our own to enjoy our gift or not. Sometimes outside forces make it difficult. I’m not talking about the really tragic outside forces that cause real pain, either emotional or physical. I believe there are different ways of dealing with them too but for today I’m just concerned with the everyday little rotten things that seem like big rotten things.
Like today, I decided the only things as dangerous as old ladies with shopping carts are young ladies with strollers. They both gawk when they walk. They don’t steer. They just gawk and push. You know what happens then. What about the drivers who don’t know where they are going. Every driveway they slow to a near stop then shoot on to the next one before you can pass. Then they spot their target, pull way over to the left and then turn right, into their desired driveway. You’ve survived to arrive at the parking lot entrance you want. Oncoming traffic is clear so you follow the guy in front of you across the lane and into the entrance. He stops right inside to decide which way he wants to go. Your rear end is still sticking out into the streeet. If you’re lucky he moves before you get moved. You have to go to the post office. You don’t need any stamps or anything. You just have to mail a couple of bills so the drive-through will do just fine. There is a line of cars but they usually move quickly. That’s part of the idea. A couple of the cars go through just fine. You’re getting closer. The guy who just arrived at the boxes can’t
decide which one to put his mail in so he reads the pickup time on each of them. He discovers they are all the same. Then he has to check that he put a stamp on each envelope. All appears to be well so he pulls out and nicks the edge of the cement platform. His car swerves and the pedestrian coming along side has to jump out of the way. This unnerves the old gal in front of you. She doesn’t want to hit the platform so she pulls over a bit. Now she can’t reach the slot. She opens the door, careful not to hit the mailbox with it. She puts one leg out then reaches with all her might. She gives a thrust and her mail slips into the slot. Except one envelope. It falls under the mailbox. She can’t get the door open far enough to get out of the car. You’re no spring chicken but you’re younger than she, so you feel obligated to help. You unfasten your seatbelt, get out and retrieve her letter. She really is grateful. So is everyone behind you. You’re finally on your way. Your shopping is done, your mail is mailed. You’re half way through your day. It is a gift. It doesn’t have to turn rotten. It depends on your sense of humor, or lack of one.
Letter the the Editor Dear Editor, I took the attached jpeg of a coyote resting on our lawn in the 400 block of Hill St., north Monrovia on July 25. Last night we were awakened by a loud coyote
chorus which tells me that they are a very active presence in the area. A friend noted that last years Station fire, and resulting loss of food sources back in the forest could be a reason.
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I know that you have done stories in the past about how residents should always keep an eye on kids and pets, that leaving out food and keeping outside cats is a bad idea, but it always bears repeating. Sincerely yours, Lucy Eidenbock
Schiff Receives Boost in Efforts to Improve Hearing Capabilities of Vets Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Defense Appropriations bill includes $1 million he has requested for the House Ear Institute to conduct inner ear research to improve the hearing capabilities of combat veterans. Specifically, the funding will be used to advance research to inform a regenerative medicine approach to curing sensory deficits of the inner ear using unique technologies and DNA sequencing to develop gene expression libraries and develop cures for sensory hearing loss. “Loss of hearing has profound effects for military operational readiness and quality of life,” Rep. Schiff said. “This project will support research that holds the promise of helping veterans suffering from hearing loss to regain their hearing.” Hearing loss and tinnitus are the two most prevalent service-connect-
ed disabilities for veterans, especially for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, no therapies for certain forms of hearing loss are available, but the research done by the House Ear Institute may provide critical answers and new therapies. “A very significant percentage of the disability payments from the VA go to veterans who have lost their hearing; in addition to helping us enhance the quality of life for combat veterans by improving their hearing, this funding will also help to reduce overall VA payments,” said House Ear Institute President Dr. John House. “Although the bill still has a few more legislative hurdles to clear, we are excited about the inclusion of funding in the bill and look forward to its passage so we can use it to ameliorate and prevent hearing loss for our veterans.”
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Huntington Hospital Receives “Afghans for Angels,” Helping Parents who Suffer the Loss of a Newborn or Infant The death of a child whether by miscarriage, still birth or infant death is a devastating event in a parent’s life. Afghans for Angels, California Chapter, is an organization made of volunteers who make and distribute baby afghans to parents who have suffered the loss of their baby. The organization has been active throughout the United States since 1996, although the California Chapter is just two months old. Huntington Memorial Hospital is one of five California hospitals that have recently begun receiving the beautiful baby blankets. The afghans are placed around the infants when they are held by their families for the brief time in which “hellos” and “goodbyes” are said. The parents are then allowed to keep the afghans as a token of remembrance. The organization is in the process of contacting
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hospitals throughout California, and is hoping to receive permission to deliver afghans to as many hospitals as possible. Afghans for Angels is seeking volunteers who have the time and talent to knit, crochet or quilt these special baby blankets. The group also needs donations of yarn. The afghans are generally small, just 15” square to about 24” square, and therefore do not require much in the way of time and materials. Afghans for Angels plans to reach out to residents in local senior facilities who would be interested in using the yarn to knit or crochet afghans. Only a phone is necessary for hospitals and volunteers to become active in the organization. To receive afghans at a local hospital, donate yarn, knit or for more information, visit www.afghansforangelscalifornia.com, or call Cathy Ude at 626-289-8019.
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Santa Anita Fixing the Finish Line Judicial Watch Sues Pasadena
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Work continues at the track to address the drainage issues - Photo by Terry Miller gating our drainage issues with the main track. The Pro-Ride surface was very safe and it performed beautifully this past meet, except for the fact that we continue to have drainage issues through the (home) stretch and in particular, in the area near the finish line. “We’re in the process of repairing this area now. We’ve gone down to the base and we’re going to try and address the drainage problem as best we can. Again, the only time we had a problem with the main track this past meet was when we received significant rainfall and during those periods of rain, we were closed. We’re hoping this procedure will enhance the track’s ability to drain.” Haines also noted that Santa Anita, which opened in 1934, is a facility in continual need of regular maintenance. “This is the first time in two years that we’ve had an opportunity to get into the stable area and address some of our maintenance issues in a comprehensive way. We’re going to be doing work on some of the stalls and tack rooms, and we’re going to re-grade all of the roads back there, including those that run between shed
rows. We’ve been here for 76 years now and with regular maintenance, this plant will continue to be the most beautiful racing facility in America.” Santa Anita will reopen for training at the conclusion of the Del Mar race meeting on Sept. 8. Following the Oak Tree meet, which ends on Oct. 31, Santa Anita will be open for training in advance of its traditional winter/spring meeting, which begins Dec. 26. Santa Anita Park began making necessary repairs on its synthetic racetrack in
their opinions in no uncertain terms about not only the irrigation problems but the safety factor. The repairs are apparently a temporary fix until the racetrack surface could be replaced with original dirt like the track had before the synthetic track was installed. The loss of the race days , lower attendance and on line betting as well as the cost of the synthetic track ( approximately $30 million) has seriously impacted the industry locally. Earlier this year the was talk of Oak Tree mov-
The watchdog group Judical Watch is suing the Pasadena Police Dept. for records detailing illegal alien Sanctuary Policy. Staying with the topic of illegal immigration Judicial Watch has launched a nationwide campaign to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. So while they push forward with critical litigation in Arizona, they also keeping our eye on other illegal immigration hotspots around the country, like Pasadena according to their website. Judicial Watch filed an open records lawsuit against the Pasadena Police Department (PPD) and acting PPD Police Chief Christopher Vicino to obtain documents related to the department’s alleged illegal alien sanctuary policy. The watchdog group has requested the documents under the California Public Records Act: “Any and all records of PPD’s policies, procedures, or directives concerning, regarding, or re-
ing to Hollywood Park but that has since been resolved and Oak Tree will continue at Santa Anita , at least this year. The synthetic racetrack that was mandated by the state of California surface might be completey replaced opening day of Santa Anita on Boxing Day 2010.
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tion of federal immigration law, which states: Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, Immigration and Naturalization Service (now Immigration and Customs Enforcement) information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, or any individual. In other words, you can’t have local police departments going rogue, and deciding to ignore federal immigration law, no matter the reason. But tell that to the police departments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Washington, DC, and all of the other illegal alien sanctuary cities we’re currently investigating. And tell that to the Obama Justice Department.
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Arcadia Monday in preparation for Oak Tree’s fall meet. Workers are stripping back a uge portion of the track to address a low spot at the finish line where water has been a serious problem. The tracks irrigation problems caused numerous race days to be cancelled last year. Many jockeys and horse owners have voiced
lating to undocumented (illegal) aliens. Any and all records of PPD’s policies, procedures, or directives concerning, regarding or relating to contacts or communications between PPD officers or employees and federal immigration officials regarding a person’s immigration status.” To date Judicial Watch has not received any documents, and the PPD has given no indication if or when a response is forthcoming. Why did Pasadena suddenly appear on Judicial Watch’s radar screen? According to a May 16, 2010, issue of the Pasadena Star News commenting on the PPD’s illegal immigration policy: “[Vicino] said that the Pasadena Police Department has the policy of not asking about anybody’s legal status unless it is a matter of national security.”Judicial Watch, this type of sanctuary policy, which is far too prevalent across the country, is likely in direct viola-
bumps ( the newly installed ADA fixtures on many street corners in cities all over California), I almost lose my balance and fall out of the chair. I avoid those yellow marked areas at all costs.” Leon San Blas said that his last experience was near Monrovia library when the bumps dislodged him from the chair. He has advised the city of Monrovia that it might just be a matter of time before someone files suit regarding the very thing that is supposed to help those with disabilities. “They scare me” San Blas said of the new yellow corners, I wish they’d go back to the old concrete ramps without any bumps.” Because it’s broadly drafted it has allowed the disabled to get employment , public accommodations and to get services from the government and its agencies. Congress redrafted the ADA just last year to make accommoda-
tions for electronics making things like computers and phones more accessible for the disabled.
Leon San Blas While the ADA turned 20 years old on Monday it is important to note that
changes are still necessary and there’s always room for improvement according to Leon San Blas who faces obstacles every day of his life in a wheelchair. The anniversary is a poignant reminder not only that government can work but also that, once upon a time, many Republicans were willing to welcome it. Lobbyists for the business community, including the Chamber of Commerce had predicted that the requirements would cripple employers. However, a large bipartisan majority passed the bill, a Republican president, George H.W. Bush, signed and implemented it. The critics were not entirely wrong. Some businesses suffered and lawyers profited. But what might happen if the ADA were up for a vote today? Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul, a more extreme republican, has come out against the ADA. In 1990, it passed the Senate 76-8
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Community Calendar Listings Leadership Deadline Today
Today’s (July, 29) the deadline for applying for the Pasadena Neighborhood Leadership Institute sponsored by the Neighborhood Connections Office of the Human Services and Recreation Department. You’ll learn skills for civic participation in Pasadena. Find more information and applications at www.cityofpasadena.net/humanservices/ neighborhood_connections_PNLI.asp.
ercise program, communicate better with your physician and live a happier, healthier life. To register, call 744-7270.
National Night Out
On Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. – The Pasadena Police Department hosts National Night Out with a special community event at Jefferson Park (Villa Street at Hamilton Avenue). Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy fun, games and food! 744-7650.
Living a Healthy Life Loop with Mayor On Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. registered Bill Bogaard nurses from Huntington Hospital will present the six-week workshop Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd. Learn how to take control of ongoing health conditions on a daily basis: manage stress, eat healthier, create an ex-
Wednesday, Aug. 4 7:30 a.m. – Walk around the 3.3-mile Rose Bowl Loop with Mayor Bill Bogaard and officials from Kaiser Permanente. Meet at Gate A. www.upandmoving.org.
Blair High School Class of 1980 is looking for you!!!! We are holding our 30th year reunion on the weekend of August 27th abd 28th. Please spread the word and call Robert Ramirez at (626) 660-6782 for additional info
District 3 Block Party
On Saturday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. –
Summer Reading Programs Check out ongoing summer reading programs for children and teens through Aug. 15, including plenty of free events and activities! www.cityofpasadena.net/library/summer2010 Find more community events (and add your own) at www.cityofpasadena.
to firstname.lastname@example.org Please limit text to 150 words The District 3 block party on Jackson Street between Los Robles and El Molino will include refreshments, live entertainment, raffles, information booths sponsored by the City of Pasadena and local non-profits, hands-only CPR training,
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Old Time Square Dance with Triple Chicken Foot and Cory Marie
On August 14, beginning at 5:00 PM join Triple Chicken Foot and Caller Cory Marie for an OldTime American Square Dance at Heritage Square Museum. From its roots as a traditional form of social dance in the 1740s, square dancing still has its place in modern America society, making it the perfect complement to the historic architecture found at Heritage Square. For further information on Heritage Square Museum, visit www.heritagesquare.org or the museum blog at http://heritagesquare.blogspot.com. For more information on Triple Chicken Foot, visit http://triplechickenfoot. com.
Debut of CENTRAL4
On August 29, the Chamber Music Concert featuring the Los Angeles Debut of CENTRAL4, a piano quartet, on Sunday, August 29 at 3:00pm. This afternoon of classical music entitled “The
Viennese School” will include pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Mahler and Schnittke. CENTRAL4 is comprised of Timothy Durkovic, piano, Paula Fehrenbach, cello, Elizabeth Hedman, violin and Michael Lieberman, viola. This event is part of The Church of the Good Shepherd’s Concert Series. Admission is $15.00. It will be held in our beautiful sanctuary located at 400 West Duarte Road, Arcadia. Please call 562743-7271 for more info and reservations.
Pasadena Theatre Program Summer Shows
Happily Ever After is how you might feel after forty-five or so 4th, 5th and 6th graders from Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre perform for you this Thursday, July 29, in the sixteenth year of the Pasadena Musical Theater Program. PMPT Senior Company (students in grades 7-12) will continue to rehearse Positively Wicked, with shows on August 5 and 6. Music by Stephen Schwartz from Wicked, Pippin, Pocahontas and more is featured as Wickett High School witnesses green-haired Ellie and head cheerleader Linda meeting head-on…with unexpected results! Director Ryan Scott Oliver, (also executive director of PMTP) utilizes the experience and skills of many returning veterans among approximately eighty students in the Senior Company. Also a best bet for all ages, Positively Wicked will be performed at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 5, and at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 6 at PHS. Suggested donation for all performances is $12. Many students have taken extra classes offered in acting, singing, dancing, piano and playwriting. PMPT alumni often go on to top colleges, and many (including Clark and Oliver) find solid careers in the performing arts. There are industry pros helping out at all levels, ensuring a first-class experience for the students and great shows for the audiences. Discounted group tickets: Sherry Oliver [626-437-
Final Plea for Host Families for Foreign Teens
Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the last chance for these young ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams, and their placement deadlines are rapidly approaching. According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.) President, John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every family's needs, ranging in length from one semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student. Doty encourages families to contact the program immediately, as it will allow the proper time for the students and hosts to get to know one another before they actually meet for the first time. Families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402. The agency also has travel/ study program opportunities available for American high school students as well as possibilities for community volunteers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools.
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Caves of the Dragon on the Island of Mallorca
By Greg Aragon
By Wally Hage
Of all the fascinating places I’ve visited on my travels, Cuevas del Drach or Caves of the Dragon stands, with the very best as far as beauty and uniqueness. Located on the east coast of the Spanish island of Mallorca, the caves are a geologic masterpiece, hidden 50 feet below the surface of the earth and stretching for more than a mile. They are highlighted by dramatic hanging limestone formations of stalagmites and stalactites, and one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world, Lago Martel (Lake Martel). To get to the caverns visitors descend 120 steps down misty, twisting tunnels. The journey is worth it though because waiting at the bottom is a pristine and mysterious world reminiscent of a land from a “Lord of the Rings” or “Harry Potter” movie. At the bottom of the stairs is a giant cathedral-like hall, glowing in amber light, with cool breezes and the sounds of dripping water. This is where guests are put in groups and led through
the caverns by tour guides who explain everything in three languages: Spanish, English and German. When the tour ends, everyone is seated in a 500-seat concert area, right in front of the lake. For me it was a surreal moment, to be sitting underground in a bandstand, beside a giant lake. Once everybody is settled into their seats, the mood was enhanced when three tiny, candle-lit canoes full of violinwielding minstrels floated by playing the beautiful strains of Chopin, Mozart, Caballero and more. The music is available on CD. The live concert lasts 10 minutes and is followed by a light show of recreating the sun the sunrise over the lake.
After the show, I took a ride in one of the canoes. While drifting across the glassy water I thought about the island and its other treasures. Mallorca is the largest of the three Spanish Balearic Islands. The other islands are Menorca and Ibiza. All three lie in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of mainland Spain. My trip began in Palma de Mallorca, the island capital and main port. While here I admired ancient gothic architecture, a harbor full of luxury yachts, and large hotels on the famous drag, Paseo Marítimo. Outside of town, I drove through rustic countryside, where thousands of idyllic windmills, broken stone
structures, and almond trees speckle the landscape. Before reaching the caves I stopped in Manacor and explored a Mallorcan pearl factory. Instead of diving for the real thing, which can take years to cultivate, islanders make the gems by hand, using wire and a fish-scalebased coating. The end product is a “pearl” with a luster any oyster would be proud of. For more info on Cuevas del Drach, visit www.cuevasdeldrach. com. Cave tours are in groups, last about an hour and involve a lot of walking. The temperature inside is about 68° F. photography is strictly prohibited. For more info on visiting Majorca, visit www.illesbalears. es, www.abc-mallorca.com, or call your travel agent.
Service Changes To Pasadena Arts Buses Begin Aug. 1 Effective August 1, Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System (ARTS) will implement several changes to bus services, including the elimination of Sunday service on all six routes. People who ride Pasadena ARTS buses on Sundays are encouraged to try Metro and Foothill Transit buses.
Other service adjustments include schedule changes and improved routes: * Route 10 has been restructured and will travel on South Lake Avenue to provide better connections between Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District and South Lake. The buses will no longer travel on Wilson
Avenue. Buses will operate at intervals of 25 minutes. ARTS bus fares are 75¢; fares for youths K-12 are 50¢, and fares for seniors 60 years or older and disabled persons are 35¢. Up to two children 5 years old and younger can ride free with a fare-paying adult. Transfers between
ARTS buses are free of charge; between ARTS buses and other agency buses, transfers cost 25¢ for full and youth fares, and 10¢ for seniors and disabled persons. All ARTS buses have racks for bicycles. For more information visit www.cityofpasadena.net/artsbus or call (626) 398-8973.
By Tom Gammill
riendship Day is August 2, 2010. It is a time to recognize your friends and your friendships. It can be a special time for your friends as you let them know that they are truly appreciated. What would our lives be without friends? The more friends you make the more joyous your life can be. Friendship day is celebrated as a day to dedicate to your friends, to show how much you care and love them. A “Specialty” of this day is that people forgets their troubles and sorrows and celebrate the day by making each other happy and most of all making each other feel worthy. It is common knowledge that close friendships feel good, but did you know just how much of a health factor they could be? According to a 10-year study of older people they have found that satisfying friendships promote longevity better than even close family ties. They can help protect against obesity, depression, heart disease, and many other health problems. Friendships are very important. We can do things with our friends that make us laugh and feel special and accepted. Having a good friend whom you can share your feelings and your problems with, will make your world happier. Loyal friendships are not restricted to people! Several years ago my wife received a dog as a birthday gift from our son. He had read that pets promote healthy and happy lives for retired people and therefore he thought that it would be
great therapy for my wife who is a recovering cancer patient. Immediately the German shepherd “Prince” became her dog. He followed my wife everywhere throughout the house and yard. Though Prince was a very sweet natured dog and great around children he would stand in front of Pat and give a quiet growl at strangers if they came near her without her approval. But her beautiful German shepherd companion was very mischievous. Anytime the dog saw something personal of Pat’s lying around he would take it and hide it. Soon Pat was missing socks, shoes, tennis balls, books and a host of other miscellaneous items. Their friendship was touching. Prince would come into the bedroom around 6 A.M. each morning to check and see if his master was OK, and then wag his tale against the bed until she acknowledged him. One day Pat had to check into the hospital, as her cancer had become a serious problem. The dog went into complete seclusion waiting at the door for the next two weeks for my wife’s return. He would hardly eat and would not respond to a call from me. When Pat returned home from the hospital she was very weak and could not respond to the dogs unbelievable happiness. But Prince would not leave her side. Pat was hardly able to reach down from the bed to pet her faithful dog. Soon Pat in her weekend condi-
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s I sauntered into the restaurant and gazed to my right, there against the wall, sat two tall black cowboy hats, with ornate gaucho (cowboy) shirts and pointed toe boots. I did not want to stare them down before I had my supper. Besides, they wore their black hats with a slight tilt upward and I took that as a proclamation of peace. I knew I was lucky, for they were not wearing their holsters and their horses were nowhere in sight. I was certain that this Gene Autry fan should have been wearing his white hat. I had not found myself in a Hollywood set or Texas saloon, I was in a churrascaria in Burbank, a Brazilian Steak House. The Brazilians must love the idea of bountiful dining, because the Brazilian restaurants that I come across are almost always, all you can eat. For this grub rustle, I traveled to Picanha in Burbank. The night started well as I was easily able to locate street parking, but if you go on a weekend night, I suggest going to one of many city-parking structures around town. The restaurant was about half full, which is good for a Sunday night. Picanha’s room is divided in two by an oval-shaped salad bar with the cook in the middle of the station watching the tender meats slowly turning upon the fire. The Brazilian Steakhouse have developed an
on the salad bar when you have a parade of meats that are soon to be ushered to your table. If they are busy and rushed and did not get a chance to ask you if this is your first time, you may find them come out and slice some piece of gorgeous meat at the table next to you and come out again and give them another selection of meat with your plate sits barren of meat. They are not avoiding you, but you did
miss something. On your table is a three-inch high piece of wood, one end is green and one end is red. Yes, one is for go and the other is stop. Flip that green end up and the meats will begin to roll up to your table like an old fashion chuck wagon, we didn’t have to wait long for the gaucho-garbed servers to come by with the selections of meats. The gauchos will offer you the singe selection that he has on his long metal stake. He then makes a cut along this deliciously looking piece of meat with a sharp knife until it is ready to tumble off the meat, but you come to its rescue with your tongs and snatch the freshly cut meat from the air. Some of the selections that are offered in their parade of meats are: Pork Loin, Skirt Steak, a very tasty chicken drumstick, leg of lamb, and my favorite the petit filet mignon. I was full within twenty minutes, but you can also go back to the salad bar and get more side items, including dessert, and of course the meats will continue to come to your table as long as the green side of the block is up. Of all the meats that are offered, the garlic chicken offered the most abundance of flavors. The food checks in at ($27.50) for all you can eat. I think that this is great deal. They aren’t going to let you eat all you can eat at The Arroyo Chop House for that kind of price. Of course it is not the same cut of beef,
Art and Craft Sales to benefit Assistance League community outreach programs Craft Fair Gift Shop will be holding its annual storewide 20%-off sale July 28th31st. A nonprofit, volunteerrun consignment shop, Craft Fair Gift Shop features a wide range of merchandise created by over 150 local artists and crafters who are 50 years and over. Handcrafted items that will be on sale include baby clothes and gifts, children’s toys, ceramics, fine art, jewelry, woodcrafts, quilts and novelty UCLA and USC items. The net proceeds from the sale will go toward supplementing the income of
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these senior artists and crafters in our community. Craft Fair Gift Shop also offers FREE weekly knitting and Swedish weaving classes that are open to the public. Located adjacent to Craft Fair Gift Shop, Treasure Fair Thrift Shop will host an Art Sale July 29th-31st. The sale will feature a wide variety of previously owned artwork for sale – the artwork will include original pieces, watercolors, framed posters and prints. Treasure Fair is a nonprofit thrift shop run by the volunteer members of As-
sistance League of Pasadena. The net proceeds from this sale will help to fund philanthropic programs in the local community, such as Operation School Bell® which provides the children of Pasadena Unified School District with school uniforms, books and other necessities. Both sales will take place from 11am-4pm at Assistance League headquarters located at 820 E. California Blvd in Pasadena (one block west of Lake Avenue). Please call 626-795-4991 for more information.
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Bass-ically Kristin Korb at Descanso Gardens July 29 BY BILL PETERS The eight week Summer Jazz Series at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge continues Thursday, July 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with bassist Kristin Korb playing the big acoustic bass and singing “California cool” jazz. The Telarc recording star is a premier singer with a deep sense of swing. Korb will be accompanied at the piano by Pamela York. Based on some of the tunes Korb is known for you can probably expect to hear the 1940 hit “Everything Happens to Me” and “You Stepped out of a Dream”, now a jazz standard, composed by Herb Nacio Brown (“Singin’ in the Rain”)and Gus Kahn lyrics (“I’ll See you in my Dreams) for the film “Ziegfeld Girls”. Korb says, “The program will be a buoyant mix of Great American Songbook, Brazilian and blues. Bring your friends, family and a picnic basket!” Korb serves as adjunct
professor of bass at Azusa Pacific University and at USC. She is a resident of Glendale. The concert is free, but admission to Descanso Gardens is charged. Picnicking is allowed during this event.
Also, Camellia Lounge is open for cocktails and appetizers. Other acts follow each Thursday to Aug. 12. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge.
Top Names in Music Business to Appear at Pasadena Jazz Fest Next Month Redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest has announced the line-up of jazz and blues musicians to perform during the star-studded festival August 28 and 29, 2010. 200+ artists, 23 top acts will entertain thousands of fans gathered at the spectacular outdoor venue the Los Angeles Arboretum in the greater Pasadena area of California. www.pasadenajazzfest.com The weekend event, complete with an international food court, four watering holes, a vendors village and kids quarters, boasts two stages and such prolific talent as multi-award winner Stanley Clarke, multiple GRAMMY® winners Rita Coolidge and Take 6 and GRAMMY® nominated artists Doc Powell and Hubert Laws. “This is fantastic,” said Doc Powell, whose signature guitar sound has contributed to over 140 recordings of some of the premier recording stars in Pop, R & B, Jazz and Gospel music, a critically acclaimed gospel project and 10 top-charting contemporary jazz solo projects. “I
have called Pasadena home for more than 15 years and we needed something like the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest to bring back to the heart of this great city.” The diverse line-up that offers something for everyone also features talent ranging from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T., Rachelle Ferrell, Everlast and American staple Kevin Eubanks to the legendary Spyra Gyro. Acclaimed newer artists James Tormé and Lindsey Harper will also be performing as will José Espinosa and the Umbalaye Band. Local favorites include the Delgado Brothers and Valarie King among many others. “The redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest also holds sentimental value to many of the artists including the selfproclaimed Home Boys of the San Gabriel Valley and one of LA’s best kept secrets, the Delgado Brothers who have been performing fiery Latin Blues for more than 30 years. “We are honored to be part of such an esteemed event,” said the brothers. “To perform with such talented artists at the
Arboretum is also special to us as it was one of our mother’s favorite places. While raising 11 children in Los Angeles, it was one of the few places she found peace.” “It’s an honor and long overdue,” echoed Valarie King, one of the most sought after flutists in the United States who has performed live with such prestigious artists as Hubert Laws, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Tony Bennett, John Denver, Michael Crawford, Robert Goulet and Ray Charles. “I have lived in Pasadena since the 1960’s and have waited a long time for an event of this magnitude to take place here.” Co-Producers of the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest are Andre C. Vener and Robert and Denise Zeilstra of Pasadena Entertainment and Byron and Christine Miller. Byron Miller, also an accomplished jazz musician, will perform during the festival with the redwhite+bluezz All Stars with a tribute to Michael Jackson.
July 29 -August 5, 2010
Arcadian and operatic tenor Robert Hoyt to Brush Up his Shakespeare in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ By Candyce Columbus
in 2007, IVRT has remained true to its vision by consisArcadian and operatic tently producing critically tenor Robert Hoyt will join acclaimed award winning Alison England and Dirk theatrical works which have Rogers in Inland Valley garnered widespread kuRepertory Theatre Comdos and honors such as the pany (IVRT)’s proRancho Cucamonga duction of Kiss Me, Community FounKate opening July 28. dation’s Primavera As part of IVRT’s Award for outstand2010 “Wednesdays ing contributions to Just Got Dramatic” the arts as well as sevseason at the Caneral Inland Theatre dlelight Pavilion League awards for in Claremont the acting and directing. show is directed by Kiss Me Kate Frank Minano (Arperforms 7:30 p.m. cadia High School Wednesday, July 28, alumni) and Hope August 4 and August Kaufman, with mu11 and one matinee sical direction by 2:30 p.m. August 11. David Osborn and Tickets are $27 genRonda Rubio and eral admission and choreography by $24 for the matinee. Alison England and Dirk Rogers. Jeff Teague. The venue does The production not serve dinner for also features Allison Knight, Your Shakespeare” (sung by these performances, but bar Chris Giroux, Desmond Hoyt), “So in Love,” among beverages and desserts may Clark, Shaelynn Parker and many others. be purchased. All seats are a cast of 30 with a live orchesIVRT was founded reserved. Doors open 45 tra ensemble. in 1990 by Arcadia High minutes prior to curtain. Call This play-within-a-play School alumnus Frank and 909-626-1254 ext. 1 or visit combines the sophistication Donna Marie Minano, as a online at www.IVRT.org and wit of Cole Porter’s mu- non-profit organization with The Candlelight Pavilsic and lyrics with “The Tam- the goal of providing high ion is located at 455 West ing of the Shrew.” The story quality theatrical productions Foothill Boulevard at the recounts the backstage and in the community. During its corner of Indian Hill in Claonstage antics of two feud- initial ten year run, and now remont. ing romantic couples during since its successful re-launch a touring production of the Shakespeare play. Kiss Me, Kate features eighteen classic Cole Porter songs including “Another Opening, Another Show,” “Wunderbar,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up
Saturday’s Art Walk to be an Interactive Experience Monrovia’s Myrtle Avenue will be the scene for art this Saturday, July 31, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts sponsors these events on the last Saturday of every summer month. This week Monrovia High School ceramics students will be demonstrating the firing of Raku pottery in
the 400 block of Myrtle Avenue. The block will also play host live music from the Dollmakers while Paint and Play will have post cards for children to decorate for the troops in Afghanistan. In addition, the first 50 youngsters (12 and under) who appear at Paint-N-Play will be able to paint a ceramic piece at the studio for
free. The Gallery at PaintN-Play will be open during the art walk as well as Segil Fine Art Gallery at 110 Lime Avenue. According to the organizers, this will be a “great event for families and art lovers of all ages, wonderful photo opportunities/” They call it a “heartwarming story of small toen America fun!”
Christian Recording Artists to Perform At Unity and Peace Concert in Duarte Unity and Peace will be at the heart of a concert to be held Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Duarte Performing Arts Center, 1401 Highland Ave., Duarte. The concert, co-sponsored by the City of Duarte, will feature a host of Christian recording artists representing a variety of musical genres. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Headlining the list of entertainers will be singer/ songwriter/producer, Little Willie G who began his ca-
reer in the 60s as the lead singer for “Thee Midniters,” the legendary R&B group from East Los Angeles. Singer/songwriter/actor, Javen Campbell, whose hit single “One Step” is featured in the film, “The Cross” and who has a supporting role in the film, “Preacher’s Kid,” will also perform. Other scheduled performers include rap artist, Joe “The 4th Man,” Rosalyn Jordan-Mills, Jacob G, Ray Torres & The Mercy,
and David Castanon Jr. The concert is sponsored by the Covina-based Man E Moreno Foundation, an organization dedicated to the healing of those that have lost a love one to a violent crime. The organization offers financial support for the physical needs and emotional support for the spirit. Tickets are $10. Call 1-800-246-8575. For more information, visit: www. man-efoundation.org.
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Water Rate Increase Protest Letters “Invalid or Duplicate” Continued from page 1 pleted Monday. She did say she was “absolutely, positively” certain of the new numbers” Now, apparently after further examination at total of only 1,719 valid
There seemed to be confusion as to the number of water meters at I Carter, and how they managed to get so many protest letters in. It seemed suspicious to some that some protest letters were not counted
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Nancy Walsh, like many in the community, wanted some clarification on how the letters were counted and what the actual humbers were. - Photographs By Terry Miller protests were apparently received against the hike - 129 short of the 1,848 needed for a majority to defeat the proposal, City Clerk Shollenberger said. Now, according to Shollenberger there were 274 invalid protests or duplicates, she said. A recent heated public hearing was held in which the majority of speakers protested the proposed hike criticized the amount of the increases; with some saying the hikes would particularly hurt those on fixed incomes. Under the rate hike structure, the maximum rate increase would be about 37.5 percent over five years; others would see increases of just over 36 percent to 33 percent depending on the amount of water used and size of meter. The city will now attempt a public relations water awareness program for residents to help customers understand why the increases are important with a seriously aging infrastructure. The City Council received a report regarding the numbers from Shollenberger at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The report seemed to confuse many residents and pose more questions than give any answers or clarity to the process.
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that the protest letters received were not in fact ‘votes’ as Angus has insinuated. A visibly angry Heather Allen stepped up to the podium and said that she felt the city had no right to have the city clerk and the city manager attending the protest letter counting and generally voiced her dismay over the entire process and how the city council handled the whole process in general. It seemed to be a general consensus that the people had spoken and that all in all the protest letters and awareness of how not to send a complicated and confusing water rate hike proposal, was educational and hopefully the city can now move ahead with the business at hand. Whether or not any rate hike is implemented remains to be seen. It seems that there are still more questions than answers and the numbers seemed to confuse even the mayor.
City Clerk Nancy Shollenberger reads the final count Tuesday eloquent Faye Angus went to the podium and stated that the city council should realize that the number of “votes” against the proposed rate increase exceeded the number of votes each new council member received during the recent election. Admonishing the council she said, “You should take this VERY seriously, the people have spoken.” David Derbyshire was next up at the podium and pointed out that he was ready to be really angry about the situation but others had already expressed their concerns so he kept his comments brief. He did, however, point out
Mary Ann MacGillivray questioned the amount of money spent on psychological evaluations for potential employees. She said the dollar figures quoted in staff reports seemed extremely high for such HR items. However, she was delighted that the retired water tender from the fire dept was being donated to Baldwin Lake volunteer fire dept. with a great need for the equipment. Staff said a water hike is needed to upgrade the city’s aging water system some of which is 90 plus years old, address the reduction of groundwater, and avert the city from
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“A” Game Fundamentals Basketball Clinic Slam Dunk for August 16 – 20, The goal for every young person who attends the “A” Game Fundamental Basketball is to go away with a basic improvement of fundamental basketball skills. “A” Game Fundamental Basketball Clinic hopes to improve each person’s understanding about basic fundamental basketball training. Teamwork and discipline are tools for success, both on and off the floor. “A” Game also uses life skills training as a guide to self-improvement. Most of all, our skilled and friendly staff will emphasize to each attendee the enjoyment of basic fundamental basketball training. Rodney Jefferson, a well known and liked individual in Monrovia is the Director of the Basketball Clinic. Coach Jefferson is the former recruiter of athletes for the Citrus College Men’s Basketball program and the former head Junior Varsity coach at Monrovia High School. During the opening ceremonies, Hall of Fam-
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Beautiful Monrovia pool home. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home features top of the line upgrades as well as a one of a kind stained glass window. Plantation shutters and an open floor plan, make this home warm and inviting. The relaxing deck, pool and spa create a quiet oasis in your own back yard. Relax and refresh in this hillside retreat. Call today to see how we can help you call this home yours! Monrovia (Fra) $699,800
Beautiful French normandy style in one of Arcadia’s most desirable complexes. Over 2,200 square feet of living space with high ceilings and fireplaces in both the living room and Master bedroom. Master suite and 2nd bedroom both downstairs. This property lives like a single level unit. There is an additional 1 bedroom and bath that is currently being used as an office upstairs. arCadia (Fai) $589,000 oPen House sun. 1-4PM 433 n. aLTa visTa
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Light & open Mid-Century home set to the rear of a quiet easement drive with vaulted ceilings & a flowing floor plan. Formal living room with masonry fireplace. Spacious recessed family room w/tiled floors, sloping wood beams and glass sliders that lead to backyard. This home has 4 bedrooms, and 2 baths with an updated kitchen and adjacent dining area overlooks the family room. san GaBrieL (Gre) $679,000
Built in 1907, this beautiful, historic home has the character and charm that Pasadena has always been famous for. This home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, gleaming hardwood floors, and an updated kitchen with granite countertops and brand new stainless appliances. A detached guest room is in the back with beautiful landscaping and a flowing fountain Pasadena (oXF) $569,000
Beautiful Monrovia view Home. This 2 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home boasts beautiful views of the San Gabriel Valley. Sit back in your spacious living room and enjoy the view from your large picture window. Step outside into your luxurious backyard featuring a pool and stunning views. This home is not going to last long! Call today to see how we can help you call this house your home. Monrovia (aLT) $689,000
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One School, Two Campuses: Immaculate Conception and Annunciation By Susan Motander Immaculate Conception and Annunciation Catholic Churches both have had parochial schools for many years. Recently both schools were facing increasing financial difficulties. Neither school wanted to close. The solution was to combine the best of each in a unified school with two campuses. According to Monrovia’s City Manager Scott Ochoa who has been a member of the consolida-
tion committee, in the next school year, the schools will divide their student body into both facilities. Kindergarten through fourth grade will be conducted at the Immaculate Conception facility, while the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders will attend school on the Annunciation campus. “This is making use of the best of each school,” Ochoa said. “I.C. has more secure playground areas for the younger students while Annunciation has playing fields and science facilities
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that can be better utilized by the older students.” For several years both schools have faced declining enrollment and increased operating costs. While having one school absorb the other was briefly considered that plan was rejected according the a press release on the subject. The continued presence of a school at both was felt to be important to the churches. The task force which is implementing the merging is still working to resolve all the issues from the difficult task of selecting a principal to the seemingly mundane (but vital to the respective schools) of the choice of uniforms, decisions have been made regarding the faculty. According to a statement released by both churches, “the respective pastors and a pair of campus administrators will make executive decisions regarding day-to-day decisions at the school.” Information about enrolling students in school can be obtained from either Immaculate Conception School at (626) 358-5129 or Annunciation at (626) 447-8262
At Home With Diversity – One America On Tuesday, August 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Arcadia Association of REALTORS office, 601 S. First Avenue in Arcadia, the AAR is offering an outstanding National Association of REALTORS certification class entitled, “At Home With Diversity – One America”. The course provides networking opportunities, continental breakfast and luncheon. It has been several years since this class has been offered in the San Gabriel Valley. Registration fees are $49 for AAR
Members and non-member fee is $59. Registration deadline is August 20. Take full advantage of this certification and marketing tool for your business. The class includes diversity marketing strategies, demographic research for your local area, fair housing “must knows”, ways to achieve diversity and invest in your business and skills to build diversity awareness and communication, updated statistics, demographics, exercises, resources, improved focus on the subtle-
ties of fair housing, greater emphasis on developing an inclusive business plan, more details on business etiquette and attention to international clientele and real estate practices. Credits toward the CIPS, CRS and PMN designations are included. You will receive a certificate and an “At Home With Diversity” pin at the conclusion. For information and registration, contact the Arcadia Association at (626) 446-2115 or visit the website at www. TheAAR.com
American Chemical Society’s Highest Honor Goes To Pioneer In ‘Ultraslow-Motion’ Imaging Ahmed H. Zewail, Ph.D., 1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate and Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry & Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, has been named winner of the 2011 Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award recognizes Zewail’s revolutionary methods for developing “ultraslow-motion” imaging for the study of ultrafast
processes in chemistry, biology and materials science. His work is providing deep new insights into materials behavior and biological processes that determine health and disease. The annual award, the highest honor bestowed by ACS, consists of a gold medallion designed to commemorate the work of Joseph Priestley as well as a presentation box and a certificate. “This work is changing
not only what we know, but also how we think about the interplay of structure, dynamics and function in molecular systems,” said David A. Tirrell, Ph.D., a Caltech professor and former chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Tirrell adds that the advances made by Zewail’s group “are yielding qualitatively new insights into the atomic
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Bob Daggett: We Lost a Great Guy
By Susan Motander Robert Hale (Bob) first thing anyone who knew Rotary Paul Harris Fellow comfort of the comments Daggett, a fifty year resident him mentions is his sense of and an Arcadia Rotary Paul from those grandchildren. of Arcadia, died Sunday on humor. This must have ap- Johenk Fellow. He received When learning of his Papa his 73rd birthday. George peared early as, in college, the Arcadia Rotary’s John Bob’s death, Sean said, “He Fasching summed up his he was a member of the Al- R Fee New Member Award can’t be gone! When is he feelings on the death of his pha Tau Omega fraternity; 1993-1994 and Rotary’s H. coming back? I will miss good friend saying simply, ATOs must have a sense of T. Michler Rotarian Award. how funny he is. He always “We lost a great guy.” We humor. O n e makes us laugh!” Shelby should all have such a tribBut there of his favor- said, “I need to talk to him. ute. was also a seite Rotary Can I write Papa a note and Bob was born in 1937 in rious side to projects was send it to heaven with a balwhat was then called South Bob. He was the Fron- loon?” Central Los Angeles. The committed to tier Fort at The current president family moved to Downey in community Camp Trask Arcadia Rotary notified the 1950 where Bob graduated service and of which he other members by writing to from High School a year to his church. was not only them “I have a comforting early. He attended Fullerton According to the architect, story from a couple months Jr. College where he studied the family, he but one of ago when I got to spend drawing and graphic arts. considered the principal some time with Bob. He He received his degree from this among workers on its knew then that he had “some San Jose State and found a his highest construction. kind of cancer” even though job in San Francisco at an callings. His Bob is the doctors could not figure architectural firm. He was service to survived by it out. In typical Bob form he a member of the American the commuhis wife Lin- was blunt about dying and Institute of Architects and the nity included da, and their he told me he was comfortArchitects serving on the Planning children David Daggett and able with it. He knew he was . In 2002 he was hon- Commission for the City of his wife Debi, Todd Daggett strong with his faith and he ored with the Retail Design Arcadia and was a member and his wife Gigi, Michele did not fear that death was Award of Merit. He was of the Life Christian Fellow- Holmes and her husband now inevitable for him in the licensed to practice archi- ship of Pasadena. Jonathan, and Bruce Fra- near feature.” tecture in 14 states and the He was also an involved ser. He is also survived by A Memorial Service will be ROSEMEAD’S MOSt gRAciOuS United Kingdom. member of the Rotary Club his eight grandchildren: Jeff, held Monday, August 2, 2010, Those are the bare facts of Arcadia for 18 years and Kate, Kirstie, Nicholas, Bron- 11:00 a.m. at Sierra Madre Confull-SERvicE living cOMMunity. of Bob’s life. But there was served as ASSiStED its president in te, Sean, Shelby and Brooke. gregational Church, 170 West Simuch more to him, The 2000-2001. He was also a The family has had the erra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre.
APD Officer Daleo Passes Continued from page 1 the Crime Analysis Unit (CAU). Mike was not only well respected and liked by co-workers but was highly respected and his services sought after by other police agencies throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Some of the fondest
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and nurturing father and best friend to his wife Marilyn - enjoying short road trips, quiet times on the patio, reading books or going out for an ice cream. Devoted to his family, this February the entire family vacationed together on the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. He and his wife Marilyn, son Tim and daughter-in-law Tiffany were members of the Arcadia School District’s bowling league and got a kick out of being the Daleo “Bowleos”Mike is survived by his loving family: wife Marilyn, their son Tim and daughter-in-law Tiffany, daughter Jennifer and husband TJ Forman, step-grandchildren Lindy and Colton, and grandson Nolan Michael. Funeral services will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601 (Enter Gate 1). The services are as follows: Viewing & Visitation Thursday, July 29, 2010, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm , Rose Hills Mortuary Service: Friday, July 30, 2010, 1:00 pm, Rose Hills, Sky Rose Chapel There will be an interment and graveside service immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association,
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Friends of Foster Children Celebrates Christmas in July By Candyce Columbus Friends of Foster Children (FOFC) Sugar Plum (SP) has a remarkable track record. Since the program began 34 years ago they have collected over 160,000 holiday gifts for children in the San Gabriel Valley foster care system and the facilities that support them. The all-volunteer organization has 80 active members 29 of whom met on Saturday, July 24 in the Altadena home of Charleen Albee to kick off Sugar Plum 2010 by preparing the gift wish tags that will adorn the Christmas trees this year beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26. The trees will be located in the Nordstrom’s wing of Westfield Santa Anita mall and volunteers will sit at the trees during the hours the mall is open November 26 through December 15. Generous shoppers choose tags off the trees, purchase one or more of the gifts listed and return them unwrapped before December 15. “We’re hoping to fulfill 5,300 gift wishes this year,” explains SP Chair Gigi Andrew. She adds, “The facilities we will help this year include Bienvenidos Childrens Center, Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services, LeRoy Haynes Center, Hillsides, Rosemary Children’s Services, Trinity Children & Family Services, Youth Moving
On, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, Pasadena Alumni Support Center, Hope House for the Handicapped and Helen Evans Home.” FOFC President Susan Wittmer says, “A project the size of Sugar Plum, which provides Christmas gifts to foster children and emancipated teens, takes months of planning and preparation. It starts in June when the Sugar Plum Chair assembles her team and begins the initial planning. It continues through the summer and fall as wishes are collected and tags are prepared. And it doesn’t conclude till January when the last thank you is written and the wrap up meeting is held. The next step will be writing the children’s and facility wishes on the tags after they are received. “SP Chair Gigi Andrew has gotten our 35th Sugar Plum project off to a great start,” continues Wittmer. “Our FOFC members are doing their part, working towards the day when the trees open and our friends in the community join in the effort to bring holiday happiness to local foster children.” Those friends include organizations such as National Charity League, Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power Employees, Wells Fargo, Arcadia Real Estate Professionals, Sara Lee and Theta Chi Epsilon
Sorority. “A couple of years ago a friend introduced me to FOFC at their annual fund raising luncheon,” comments La Cañada resident Carole Kolla, a relatively new member. “I was very impressed with the members and their eagerness and excitement to assist kids who needed encouragement and a helping hand - by their good works and volunteering the kids knew that someone cared. The annual Sugar Plum Tree event was the deciding factor.” Members of FOFC hail from cities throughout the San Gabriel Valley including El Monte, Altadena, Arcadia, Temple City, Duarte, Monrovia, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, La Cañada and even Los Angeles. New members are always welcome and Andrew says she would be happy to have their help with Sugar Plum. The next general membership meeting will be held on Saturday, October 9 at the centrallylocated Arcadia Community Center (365 Campus Drive). Anyone interested in becoming a part of this vital organization is welcome to attend. For more information about Friends of Foster Children call 626-445-4542 and for more information about the Sugar Plum Tree program call Andrew at 626-975-9571.
Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Added In Pasadena With 40 new Big Belly solar-powered trash compactors installed in Pasadena’s most traveled pedestrian areas, everyone can dispose of their incidental waste conveniently while helping the city save energy. By crushing discarded materials into a solid mass, each receptacle is able to hold about 200 gallons of
trash – five times as much waste as a standard public trash receptacle. While a standard receptacle requires daily pickup, Big Belly compactors need only weekly pickup, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The portable compactors, now 50 in total, are cordless, self-charging,
solar-powered and energyefficient. The high-tech trash compactors were installed in public rights of way by the Street Maintenance and Integrated Waste Management Division of the Pasadena Public Works Department and mark another effort to bring sustainable practices to the city.
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aging was still very expensive I think the first digital worth its salt was around $20,000 and was less than 1 megapixel. In 1998 I married a local Sierra Madre native. Her family has strong roots in the area and it seemed logical that I move to the big city. Within a short space of time I was shooting pictures and occasionally writing the odd piece for the Arcadia Weekly which has since grown to 5 area community newspapers,
watch as city editor on Fleet Street and then as a foreign sights on California regional correspondent in New York. news while maintaining a Gone are the carrier pigeons healthy interest in foreign afthat used to deliver photografairs. phers’ film back to the darkMy initial introduction room technician. Gone are to the world of news images the teletype machines with all was while working for the Astheir glorious musical chatter. sociated Press photo library Gone are the electric typewritat Rockefeller Center in New ers and correction tape. UnYork. That job quickly lost fortunately, gone too are the its gloss as I wanted to be the massive newsrooms that once guy shooting the pictures, not existed with bureaus on every filing the 8 x 10 images of corner of the earth. Ours is others. I was not a dying prostudying the fession as many images for have projected. too long, askSimply, it has ing why and evolved into a how the parmore streamticular pholined form of tographer communication did what allowing us a he/she did greater reach at at that mogreater speed. ment. My Printed newspaboss at the pers will never time realized cease to exist, if I was too I have anything interested to say about the in the immatter. ages and sugW h i l e gested I start the tools have shooting. changed, the I soon concepts have found myself not. I encourworking in age each of Santa Barour readers to bara for a submit articles/ newspaper suggestions that served for articles or the Goleta community Valley. That calendar items. company We’ll publish evolved into as much newsa group of worthy inforcommunity In 1991, as the ever-news-hungry photographer in Santa Barbara, I got a mation as we too close to a major train derailment which leaked aqueos-hydrozine newspapers little (an odorless, deadly rocket fuel). I was contaminated by getting a little too can and hope c o v e r i n g close to the action. I became part of the news that day. This image was to keep our events from transmitted around the world and a video on CNN of Haz-Mat Firefighters fingers on the Gaviota to hosing me down. I lived to tell the tale! pulse of each - Photo by David Sprauge, Los Angeles Daily News city we serve. Carpinteria. EventuHowever we ally, the very popular South one of which you are now need your input. Let me Coast Community News- reading. My new position as know how we’re doing, what paper chain in Santa Bar- editor is a challenge I wel- you’d like to see and what bara County went bust and I come and hope to do justice we can do to better serve found myself in a role as chief to the position for the com- our community within the photographer for Pulitzer’s munity at large. I’ll still be confines of the newspaper. I Times Press Recorder in out and about with my trusty welcome comments: tmiller@ Central California - we were Nikon’s swinging around my beaconmedianews.com and all black and white and dark- neck trying to cover as much let me know how we, your room based. I spent a lot of as possible and I’ll be voic- Community Newspapers, time in that darkroom breath- ing opinions and observations can better inform our neighing in developer and fixer. now and again. bors of what makes the city Things have changed a tick! We had computers, but they were not the best. Digital im- great deal from my father’s
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‘Ultraslow-Motion' Imaging Continued from page 12 and molecular origins of complex chemical, physical, and biological behavior.” Zewail pioneered femtochemistry, the study of ultrafast chemical processes on the femtosecond timescale using special lasers. A femtosecond is one quadrillionth of a second, or one millionth of one billionth of a second. Some have described his pioneering laser technique as the world’s fastest camera. It can capture frames of the ultrafast motion of atoms and molecules as they undergo the reactions that produce gasoline, plastics, medicines and the processes that make life possible. Just as “slow motion” replays in football and other sports capture the details of fast-paced motion, Zewail’s “ultrafast camera” captures the complex details of reactions as they occur. For hundreds of years, scientists believed it was impossible to view the ultrafast motion of chemical reactions. But Zewail thought otherwise. In the late 1980s,
he performed a series of experiments that provided the first detailed glimpses of chemical reactions in motion. He did this using a high-speed “camera,” based on laser technology, with flashes of light that each lasted only some millionth of a billionth of a second. This allowed him to “freeze” the motion of molecules as they reacted with each other, much like rapid flashes of light freeze the motion of a spinning fan blade. For the first time, scientists could actually see chemical reactions as they unfolded. Since the Nobel Prize, he and his group have developed a new field dubbed four-dimensional (4D) electron microscopy. The methodology enables visualization of materials and biological cells with unprecedented resolutions in both space and time. In recent Science and Nature papers, Zewail and colleagues reported the achievement of 4D tomography and nearfield imaging and demonstrated the methodology for visualization of “nanoma-
chines” at work and evanescent bacterium cells. The development is termed by scientists in the field as revolutionary for materials and biological sciences. Zewail was born in 1946 in Egypt. He studied at the University of Alexandria and earned a Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Pennsylvania. After two years at the University of California at Berkeley, he was employed at Caltech, where he currently is a chair professor and director of the Physical Biology Center. He also serves as a dedicated spokesman for science education. He is a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology. Zewail travels the world lecturing on what he describes as “the beauty and critical role of science in our lives.” The Priestley Medal is an annual award named for Joseph Preistley, who reported the discovery of oxygen in 1774. Since 1923, the ACS has recognized groundbreaking chemists with the award.
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A Titanic Day for Science at La Salle During the Cardboard Regatta
On May 25, 2010, La Salle High School’s Cardboard Boat Regatta II set off to sea once again. Under the guidance of physics teachers Chija Bauer, Kjersti Housman, Brian Miller ’79 and geometry teacher Susie Harrison, junior physics students, in teams of three, were paired with a freshman or sophomore Honors Geometry student to create an unsinkable boat. These teams were giv-
en an assignment to utilize the principles of geometry and physics that pertain to Archimedes Principle and the Laws of Buoyancy. The task was to design and produce a cardboard boat using only packing tape (no duct tape) that was capable of traversing the Sierra Madre Pool, back and forth, approximately 40 meters each way, with two people onboard. As always the laws of
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David Dreier to Host “Road to Employment” Job Fair Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas, CA) will host a “Road to Employment” Job Fair next Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in Monrovia, California. Dreier, who hosted a similar event earlier this year in Rancho Cucamonga, said the Job Fair will highlight potential job openings in the hospitality, banking, and healthcare industries, among others. It will also provide job seekers with resources to navigate the
current job market. “The unemployment rate remains unacceptably high across the U.S. and particularly in California,” Dreier said. “The ‘Road to Employment’ Job Fair will help job seekers identify the opportunities that do exist as well as hone their interviewing and résumé writing skills. In this difficult job market, there are ways to move forward. The Job Fair will help people find out how.”
Details on the “Road to Employment” Job Fair are below. For more information on the Job Fair, including partial list of participating employers and workshops, please visit Congressman Dreier’s website or contact his San Dimas office at (909)575-6226. The Job Faire will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Monrovia Community Center, 119 West Palm Avenue, Monrovia.
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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD For the period of Sunday, July 18, through Saturday, July 24, the Police Department responded to 978 calls for service of which 128 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, July 18: Shortly after 11:30 p.m., units responded to the 400 block of California in reference to a suicidal subject. Officers determined that the 51-year-old male Caucasian was a danger to himself and was transported to a hospital for a 72-hour evaluation. Between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 00 block of East Floral. A neighbor saw a damaged open door to the house and notified police. Unknown suspect(s) had apparently kicked open the door and stole a television set, a replica sword, a hunting knife, and miscellaneous jewelry.
Monday, July 19: Units responded to the County Park swimming pool around 11:22 a.m. regarding a hazardous materials exposure incident. The malfunction of a filtration system led to the discharge of a large amount of chlorine into the pool during a swim lesson. Thirty-two victims were evacuated and 17 were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. A 49-year-old male Caucasian was arrested from Burlington Coat Factory around 7:19 p.m. for attempting to use a credit card that was not in his name, and he had personal identifying information belonging to the credit cardholder. The arrestee also provided officers with a false name and had a $50,000 outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
Tuesday, July 20: Between 12:30 p.m. on July 19 and 11:30 a.m. on July 20, a residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of West Palm. While the house was tented for fumigation, unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a rear window and stole unknown property. A residential burglary
was reported in the 300 block of Fairview. An elderly resident was approached around 2:00 p.m. by a male suspect claiming to be from the Department of Water and Power. The suspect, wearing a Water and Power identification tag, advised that there was an accident at a construction site and needed to check and see if the water at the location was contaminated. While the victim was distracted by the suspect, another suspect entered the home and removed a large amount of jewelry.
Wednesday, July 21: A robbery occurred in the 100 block of Huntington around 2:30 a.m. Two male African-American suspects, in their 20’s, displayed a knife at the victim. Fearing for his safety, the victim tossed his wallet at the suspects and they fled the scene on foot. Shortly after 2:30 a.m., units responded to the racetrack regarding a battery investigation. During an altercation, a 55-year-old male Caucasian choked and punched his girlfriend. The suspect was arrested for inflicting corporal injury to cohabitant.
Thursday, July 22: Around 2:20 a.m., officers followed a reckless driver to a 7-Eleven located at 1003 South Baldwin. An intoxicated 35-year-old male Asian driver was arrested for DUI. Loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a woman for theft around 2:20 p.m. The suspect removed sensor tags in a fitting room and then concealed the merchandise in shopping bags. Additional stolen property from Macy’s and Claire’s were also recovered. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 27-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for commercial burglary.
Friday, July 23: An auto burglary occurred at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First, between 1:15 p.m. and 2:27 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole a $450 GPS unit. Between 4:30 p.m. and 10:12 p.m., a 1991 gold Honda Accord was stolen
from the Westfield Mall parking lot.
Saturday, July 24: Units responded to the 400 block of West Duarte around 12:47 a.m. to investigate a solo traffic collision. An intoxicated 17-year-old male Asian driver collided into a parked car and suffered minor injuries. He was transported to a hospital for treatment. Shortly before 10:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to Nordstrom in reference to a woman detained for theft. Investigation revealed that the suspect stole a necklace and a belt and left them inside her 2010 Mercedes. She then re-entered Nordstrom and stole a bathing suit. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 35-year-old Asian was taken into custody for commercial burglary. The stolen items were recovered from her car.
Monrovia PD During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 621 service events, resulting in 123 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Mental Evaluation On July 15 at 11:03 p.m., police received a call from a female subject reporting a possible suicide attempt. Her boyfriend stated he was going to a local park to jump off a cliff because he was feeling depressed. Officers arrived in the 500 block of East Olive and detained the male subject, who became combative. The subject was transported to a hospital and held for a 72-hour mental evaluation. Driving Under the Influence / Suspect Arrested On July 16, at 4:35 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling over the speed limit on Foothill. He stopped the vehicle on Canyon and determined the driver was under the influence. A small amount of marijuana was discovered in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and taken into custody. Suspicious Subjects / Out-of-State Warrant Suspect Arrested On July 16 at 4:37 a.m.,
a police agent noticed two subjects riding bicycles in the 100 block of North Canyon in the early hours. The subjects were stopped and determined to be on parole. One of the subjects had an out-of-state warrant and was arrested. The second subject was interviewed and released.
Vandalism - Suspect Arrested On July 16 at 5:30 a.m., police received a call reporting three male juveniles in the 1600 block of South Mayflower smashing mailboxes. Officers responded and determined six mailboxes had been vandalized. The officers conducted an area check for the suspects, but were unable to locate the juveniles. Investigation continuing. Petty Theft / Gang Injunction Service - Suspect Arrested On July 16 at 7:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Huntington regarding a shoplifting suspect who fled in a vehicle west on Huntington. Officers observed the vehicle and stopped the driver. The reporting party positively identified the suspect. Further investigation revealed the suspect is a gang member and needed service per the Gang Injunction. The suspect was served at the police station after being arrested. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On July 17 at 12:10 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling south on Alta Vista that failed to stop for the stop sign at Foothill. The driver was stopped and determined to be under the
influence. The driver was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On July 17 at 3:23 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle in the intersection of Fifth and Foothill blocking traffic. Upon further investigation, it was determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On July 17 at 3:36 a.m., an officer was traveling south on Myrtle at Foothill and noticed a vehicle traveling north which almost collided into his patrol vehicle. The driver was stopped and determined to be under the influence. The driver was arrested. Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested On July 18 at 8:18 a.m., a female subject in custody for public intoxication was released in the morning before 8 a.m. She walked home to her residence in the 100 block of North Heliotrope and got into an argument with her husband. She struck him on the left side of his head with her fist and kicked him in the groin. The husband sustained a minor visible injury. The female was not home when a detective arrived; however, a short time later, she returned. The female was arrested and a temporary restraining order was obtained for the husband. Grand Theft Auto On July 18 at 11:19 a.m., an officer went to a residence in the 500 block of West Duarte Road re-
garding a stolen vehicle. The victim stated the vehicle was stolen sometime in the morning. It is a blue, 1987 Honda Accord. Investigation continuing.
Death Report On July 18 at 12:04 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Mayflower on the report of a death. A 58-yearold male subject, who had been released from prison a week prior, was staying in a motor home at his family's residence until he could find a place to live. He was found deceased in the motor home by family members. It appears to be of natural causes. Vandalism On July 18 at 4:02 p.m., an officer went to Sherman and East Los Angeles regarding a report of four adult male subjects in a tan Cherokee with license plate number 3TLZ619 tagging in the area. A passenger, an adult male subject wearing a blue t-shirt and tan shorts, was the tagger. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived. An area search was conducted, but the subjects were not located. The tagging is gang related. Investigation continuing. Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested On July 18 at 7:51 p.m., an officer contacted a female victim in the Police Department lobby regarding a domestic violence report. The victim had bruising and an abrasion on her forearms. The suspect was arrested at his home. Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested On July 19 at 5:03 a.m.,
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Vehicle Burglary On July 19 at 6:57 a.m., an officer went to a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington regarding the report of a vehicle burglary. A guest's vehicle had been broken into and a GPS, briefcase, and keys to an RV were taken from the vehicle. Investigation continuing. Vandalism On July 19 at 7:50 a.m., an officer was heading eastbound on Central from California and saw gang graffiti on a retainer wall on the south side of the street. The writing was spray painted in large letters over approximately 85 feet. Investigation continuing. Residential Burglary On July 19 at 9:22 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Valley View, which is being renovated. The contractor arrived and noted the front door knob was smashed and pulled away from the door. He entered the residence and realized some of his tools were missing. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft Auto On July 19 at 11:19 a.m., an officer went to a business in the 1800 block of South Peck regarding a stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a 1993, navy blue Saturn. The crime appears to have been captured on surveillance video. It shows a male subject about 30 years old, approximately six feet tall, stocky build, wearing a light colored baseball hat and dark shorts. A possible vehicle seen is a 1998 Dodge Van with tinted windows. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft On July 20 at 6:48 a.m., an officer went to a residence in the 800 block of West Duarte Road regarding a grand theft. When he arrived, the victim reported someone had keyed his truck on both doors and stolen pool cleaning equipment and supplies from his truck. The truck was parked
in its assigned space in an open carport. Investigation continuing.
Burglary On July 20 at 2:31 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington reported a male and female shoplifters heading toward the exit door. An officer arrived and found loss prevention had detained the suspects. The male was very cooperative. He stated the female subject had stolen some perfume and later returned to the store to exchange it for cash. The female denied any wrongdoing and kept changing her statements. Both subjects were arrested for burglary. Vehicle Burglary On July 20 at 8:42 p.m., police responded to a smash-and-grab vehicle burglary which occurred in a lot in the 100 block of South Myrtle. A GPS and a cell phone that were left in the vehicle were stolen. Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested On July 20 at 10:09 p.m., a vehicle traveling north on Mountain failed to stop for the red light at Royal Oaks and collided into another vehicle. The uninjured victim pulled over, but the suspect vehicle drove away. Witnesses followed the suspect and called police. The suspect drove to Mountain and Valley View, paused momentarily, then drove south on Mountain and was subsequently stopped at Olive. He was found to be driving under the influence and was arrested. Residential Burglary On July 20 at 10:20 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Fifth. A female subject who lives at the residence reported her residence had been burglarized sometime during the day. The suspect broke the glass on a rear door to gain entry. A television was stolen. Investigation continuing. Theft - Suspects Arrested On July 21 at 2:29 a.m., a witness reported seeing a male subject stealing items from a church in the 600 block of West Foothill. The church had numerous items
that were for sale secured within a fenced area. The 15-year-old suspect jumped the fence to steal the items. Officers arrived and detained the suspect, who admitted to stealing the items. He was arrested without incident.
Personnel responded to 85 emergency calls from 0800 hours July 20 to 0800 hours July 27. Significant incidents include:
Haz-Mat Response On Monday afternoon, Firefighters responded to Arcadia County Park on a report of several people feeling ill in the pool. Firefighters determined that the pool had been over chlorinated, causing eye irritation and difficulty breathing. A total of seventeen adults and children were transported to local hospitals for evaluation and several other patients were treated at the scene and released. A faulty sensor that regulates the amount of chlorine released into the pool was determined to be the cause of the incident. Odor of Natural Gas On Tuesday afternoon, firefighters responded to the 1400 block of south Shamrock on a report of a strong odor of natural gas in the area. Firefighters received additional calls of the same odor just south of the initial reported location. After several minutes the odor began to dissipate and the exact location source was not located. The source of the odor was most likely from a leak outside of the city that
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Sierra Madre PD During the week of Sunday, July 18th, to Saturday July 24th, 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.
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This well maintained 4 bed/3 ba features new double-pane windows, new doors and tile floors on first floor. Decorative staircase railing & Security door. Beautiful landscaped yard and private backyard. Good location in quiet neighborhood. (MAS)
CentURY 21 Village RealtY (626) 355-1451
CentURY 21 eaRll, ltd. 626-301-1888
This one level condo features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (with new tile) and a galley style kitchen w/newer appliances. Located in the very desirable Mission District of S. Pasadena and close to the Gold Line. (ORA)
CentURY 21 eaRll, ltd. 626-301-1888
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, one level unit has been totally upgraded. Designer tile & paint. Hardwood floors and custom cabinets. Front and back patios. Gated complex pool close by. (MOU)
CentURY 21 eaRll, ltd. (626) 301-1888
Century 21 earll, ltd.
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320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia
20 e. Foothill Blvd. Suite 105, arCadia
38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre
Century 21 village realty
Published on Aug 5, 2010
Published on Aug 5, 2010
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