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Benefit Planned Sept. 3 for Families of Fallen SEALs
California Redistricting Maps Approved
BY SUSAN MOTANDER Most people were shocked by the news last weekend of the deaths of thirty military personnel and one highly trained and heroic working dog. That so many were all lost in one incident was stunning.
While the United States military pays for the burial and other immediate expenses related to these deaths, the families face many other financial
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City of Sierra Madre Replaces 90 Year Old Water Main The City of Sierra Madre Water Department will begin construction of a replacement water main in East Sierra Madre Boulevard on Monday, August 15th. The project will replace a major portion of a 90-year old water main with a new 12-inch diameter main, new fire hy-
drants and new water services to each residence or business within the project area. The project will be undertaken by Stephen Doreck Equipment Rentals, Inc. under contract with the City, and is expected to be completed by October
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Portantino Continues Push for Assembly Open Records Calls for Amendment to Assembly House Rules Continuing his efforts to bring transparency and accountability to the State Legislature, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced an Amendment to the Standing Rules of the Assembly (HR20) calling for all Assembly financial records to be made public. “Californians deserve the respect of the legislature
Anthony Portantino is also looking into a congressional run. – Photo by Terry Miller
by having access to how their money is being spent,” said Assemblymember Portantino. “We have used the better part of this legislative year legislating good practices in cities such as Bell and Vernon. We need to lead by example and not shroud our budgets in secrecy.” HR 20 requires all current financial records to be made available to the public, not a year from now, but immediately. The resolution also provides for fairness in budgeting for all members’ office expenses and precludes leadership from either rewarding or punishing a member for voting their conscience. There can no longer be arbitrary budget action under HR 20. In addition, it requests that the State Controller conduct annual financial audits. “Assembly leadership has refused to release current budget details and has not conducted a Perfor-
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Volume XVI, No. XXXI
Battle Lines are Now Being Drawn
BY TERRY MILLER It doesn’t happen very often but California’s political districts have suffered a major temblor in which many districts, particularly traditionally GOP strongholds, could face big changes. Every 10 years cities, counties, school boards and states redraw the lines for districts to “keep representation equal.” This process is increasingly public. This year, for the first time, California state legislative lines were drawn by an independent commission. The Citizens Redistricting Commission for the State of California has completed the creation of statewide district maps for Assembly, Senate, Board of Equalization, and Congress in accordance with the provisions of Article XXI of the California Constitution. The maps have received final approval by the Commission and have been certified to the Secretary of State. The amount of pub-
Please see page 7 Redistricting California is causing serious concern for some and confusion to others. To help clarify the new boundaries several websites have been established: Most notably www.wedrawthelines.com and www.redistrictingpartners. com for comprehensive maps by district.
Racial and ReligiousEpithets, Arcadia Downtown and otherVandalism Cause Merchants (BID) for Concern in NW Pasadena Gold Line The Pasadena Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for extensive vandalism in the Washington Blvd. neighborhoods between Lincoln and El Molino Avenues. The vandalism entailed religious and racial epithets visible on various residential, commercial and city owned property. The Pasadena Police Department is reaching out to the community through neighborhood visits and will continue to meet with local
community organizations to share information, listen to concerns, and ask for assistance. “Residents and businesses in the neighborhoods need to know these crimes will not be tolerated. We will uphold each person’s rights to live in an environment free of such acts.” said Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez. The criminal investigation is on-going and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.
BY SUSAN MOTANDER Merchants in the downtown area of Arcadia are beginning preparations for the Gold Line coming through town. A large part of that preparation is a discussion of starting a business improvement district (BID). The merchants in the downtown area are roughly defined as those in the area from the Gold Line Station on North First, down through the business district on First and along Huntington Drive
within walking district of the downtown. A large part of impetus for forming pushing this idea forward at this time is the Gold Line station which will be at the corner. For many years, several groups have tried to form such an organization with little success. This group seems more determined. The business and prop-
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La Salle Athletics Unveils New Identity
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A new era has begun for the athletics program at La Salle High School. La Salle announced in July the appointment of Mr. Anthony Harris as its new athletic director. The former athletic director at North Hollywood Campbell Hall, Harris led the Vikings to seven CIF Southern Section championships in four sports, captured 50 league titles, and sent over 40 athletes to play college sports. And now Harris has a new plan and new look for La Salle. “I’m excited the school understands that athletics is a great marketing tool; it serves as a constant community presence. There’s a lot of competition out there. My goal is to make La Salle a household name in the San Gabriel Valley, and in Southern California and our new Lancer logo will help,” he said. One of Harris’ first moves is the introduction of a comprehensive and robust athletic identity system. “I noticed when I got here we were an athletics program
that visually lacked punch and consistency,” he concluded. “Think of the iconic athletics programs on the next level – Notre Dame and Michigan with the gold and winged helmets, Texas and the Longhorns, USC and the Trojans, and UCLA’s blue and gold. My point is, how we perform on and off the field will be most important. But, it’s also important how we present ourselves. Our athletic identity is a source of pride that connects the entire La Salle community, from the first alumni in 1960 to the next generation, and the generation after that. We want to create a college prep athletic environment that matches our college prep academic environment.” Prior to Harris taking the lead, multiple colors, fonts and styles were used to brand La Salle and its student-athletes, most notably on team uniforms. But Harris was pleased to find out that a group within the La Salle community was already researching and working on the same vision, and had been doing so for roughly two years – John Blackstock ’67 Director of Communications at La Salle, Tommy Stafford ’99 a graphic designer, alumnus, and current Director of Communications at Orange Lutheran High School, and Kristen Schultz ’98, Direc-
tor of Alumni Relations at La Salle. Blackstock created the original Napoleonic Lancer in 1969, “I did a rough sketch and silhouette of an 18th century Lancer based on the Prussian and Polish armies. We wanted to differentiate ourselves from our archrival at the time – St. Francis – because we were using very similar mascots. Our Lancer looked a lot like their Knight! Years later, the Christian Brothers at La Salle began using my Lancer sketch as basic artwork for Lancer icons on campus, in the yearbook and on School apparel. That’s simply how La Salle’s Napoleonic Lancer was born,” Blackstock said. With input from many stakeholders, the consensus was that the new Lancer should be more intimidating, bold and aggressive, and remain adaptable to different types of mediums (jerseys, hats, apparel, digital media, etc.). Blackstock showed Stafford some ideas based on the Service Academy mascots for style and Stafford took it from there. Stafford created the new Lancer, a new “LS” and athletics typeface to be used by all La Salle teams. The new Lancer mascot logo, athletics “LS” that will now be on the football helmets and baseball caps along with the team designation type face in La Salle colors will help to
create the collegiate like athletics atmosphere and brand for La Salle. To help introduce the new mascot logo and create an easier way to explore Lancer Athletics, La Salle created a new La Salle Athletics website www.lasallelancers. org. This new site is part of the ongoing revisions to the La Salle school site. It’s a great new place to check out all the Lancer teams and of course, see the new full-color mascot and typeface. Throughout the project, equal attention was devoted to maintaining an appreciation for the traditions of the past, while also positioning La Salle’s athletics program for the future. The original Napoleonic Lancer remains as a mark that can be used with student Life, academics and the arts. It remains the mark for most alumni apparel items. Dr. Richard Gray, President of La Salle, is proud of the improvements and how they reflect the school’s passionate community from current students and staff, to alumni, parents and fans. “Our updated athletic marks are designed with more angular and aggressive elements, depicting speed and a competitive edge. The new Lancer and word marks are clearly representative of La Salle’s continued quest for excellence,” he said.
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City, and is expected to be completed by October 20th. The project extends along the north side of Sierra Madre Boulevard from the Maintenance Yard at Sierra Vista Park to Baldwin Avenue. During construction the contractor will keep two-way traffic lanes open on the south side of the street. This will require parking restrictions in the work areas; it is estimated that approximately 300 feet of roadway will be “detoured” each day,
beginning approximately August 29th. All driveways will be accessible for vehicles by the end of each construction work day, and the Contractor has indicated that all trench excavations will be covered with temporary asphalt or steel plates by the end of each work day. Athens Services has been notified of the project and has agreed to work with the City and residents to continue trash pickup service in the project area,
although minor, temporary scheduling modifications may be required in order to avoid interference with the water main project. MTA has been notified of the pending work, and has confirmed that Line 268 service will continue, although some bus stops may be temporarily impacted. If you have any questions about the project, please contact the Sierra Madre Public Works Department at 626-355-7135.
A new 12 inch pipe will replace the 90 year old pipe on Sierra Madre Blvd. -Photo by Terry Miller
Man Injured by Gunfire On August 10, 2011, shortly before 11:00 PM, the Pasadena Police Department received calls of shots heard near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Claremont Street. Upon officers’ arrival in the area,
they discovered an adult male with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he remains in serious condition. Pasadena Police Detectives responded to the scene
and learned that the victim, a Pasadena resident, was involved in a dispute with two suspects that culminated in gunfire. Detectives later arrested Uriel Solis, male27 of Long Beach, in connection with the shooting.
Detectives are seeking the whereabouts of the second suspect. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.
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My husband is not in a very good mood. I think he lets little things annoy him too much. I really don’t see why he is so upset. All I did was leave a tissue in a pocket when I did a load of laundry. It was a white tissue and it was the black load. His good black pants were in there but, Gee Whiz. Now they look like polka-dot pants. I think it is kind of funny. He doesn’t see the humor in it. I’ll just wrap some mask-
ing tape around my hand and rub off any pieces that are left when the clothes dry. There isn’t a huge amount left on them anyway. I shook most of it off on the floor. He wasn’t too happy with that move either. Actually, he took it pretty well until the cats rolled in the shreds then ran down the hall and into the living room. Funny how much more easily they fell off the cats than off the clothes. He didn’t see the humor in it. The last time we had a laundry incident it was a little more permanent. That time it was a white load. Well, it was white when it started. Somehow I managed to get one of my new orange socks mixed in with it. I don’t know how it happened. It just did. He shouldn’t have been bothered so much. He didn’t have any shirts in there. I thought his underwear looked kind of classy. It was a rather subtle shade of
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orange. I bet he would pay a pretty penny if he were to buy underwear that color. Probably wouldn’t even be able to find that color. It was really pretty. At least I thought it was. That brings another husband/wife kind of thing to mind. It has nothing to do with laundry. It does have to do with underwear, the buying of underwear or the not buying of underwear to be more exact. Husband doesn’t see much point in buying it often. He says, like Orson Welles, nothing before its time. He doesn’t believe in getting rid of the old until he has eked every inch of wear. I don’t look for any humor in that. I just look for sales, white sales. Then I turn them orange. I think they look nice with black and white polka dot pants. I bet he won’t see the humor in that.
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The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), the private, non-profit organization that supports the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, presents two unique vacations, one to Kenya (November 6 to 18, 2011) and another to Costa Rica (November 11 to 20, 2011). Both trips, led by professional guides as well as a Los Angeles Zoo expert or GLAZA host, focus on exploration of each area’s exceptional wildlife, plant life and ecosystems. “THE BEST OF KENYA,” a 13-day safari with an optional post-extension to Amboseli and Tsavo national parks, includes visits to the famous parks and reserves of
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Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara, offering experiences of life in the bush painted by Ernest Hemingway, Beryl Markham and Karen Blixen. Leading the adventure is Peter Njuguna, one of the most experienced naturalist guides in Kenya, who has been escorting safaris since 1986. Njuguna is of the Kikuyu tribe from the Rift Valley area and a graduate of the Swiss Government Tourism and Hotel School as well as Kenya’s Utali College. The trip fee is $4,395 per person, double occupancy, land
Water buffalo and flamingos, Lake Nakuru in Kenya. Photo credit Ron Magill.
only, plus airfare. Additional charges apply for the extension. The 10-day “COSTA RICA: NATURE’S TREASURE HOUSE” expedition, led by a Costa Rican naturalist, offers an excellent introduction to the spectacular natural wealth of Costa Rica, from tropical rainforests and tropical ecology to the plants, animals, insects, and birds that inhabit the forest. Howler monkeys, crocodiles,
toucans, white-faced capuchin monkeys, parrots, colorful insects and butterflies are among the wildlife visitors will see. The expedition fee is $2,795 per person for 10 days, plus airfare. Early reservations for both trips are essential, as space is limited. Itineraries are subject to change. For more information, call the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association at (323) 644-4792.
A Noise Within (ANW) Launches 2011-12 Season and 20th Anniversary in New State-of-the-Art Venue Hailed as Arts Anchor in East Pasadena A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company led by Founders/ Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia RodriguezElliott, launches its milestone 2011-12 season and 20th anniversary in its permanent new home, a 33,000 square foot, state-ofthe-art venue in Pasadena, on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Programming for the highly anticipated inaugural year in this spectacular theatre embodies ANW’s trademark mix of timeless classics. Featured are six captivating masterworks: the company’s new treatment of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion, Moliere’s The Bungler, and a reprise of ANW[‘s critically acclaimed, popular staging of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off. The 281 seat theatre’s thrust stage, expansive backstage area and cuttingedge technology accommodating productions both epic and intimate, provide
tremendous opportunities for artistic exploration. At the same time, it preserves A Noise Within’s unique theatrical communion between actors and audiences, with no seat further from the stage than seven rows. The new three story theatre, the former Stuart Pharmaceutical building on Foothill Boulevard, is already being hailed as an arts anchor for East Pasadena. A Noise Within officially opens with a glittering black tie Opening
Night Gala, presented by Wells Fargo, heralding the next chapter in the company’s storied history. The evening-long festivities unfold with a dazzling champagne reception toasting the new home, followed by the season’s first production, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will. A festive post-performance dinner party caps the celebration, which benefits A Noise Within and promises to be one of the hottest tickets in town.
Two of the costumes for sale at A Noise Within’s giant sale of scenery, props, costumes, etc., prior to their move to East Pasadena. -Photo credit Craig Schwartz
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The Social Whirl 25th Pasadena ASID Home & Kitchen Tout Set for October 2 The press preview for ASID’s Pasadena Chapter 2011 Home and Kitchen Tour was August 12th, previewing five interesting and diverse private residences. Professionally designed by top ASID designers with 21st century interiors, complimenting architecture that spans 100 years from 1911 through 2011. These are several options to those downsiz-
The non-profit American Society of Interior Designers is the profession’s oldest and largest association. This year, residents on the tour are: Pasadena – 1911 Italian Prairie Estate San Marino – 1928 Spanish,/ Mediterranean Arcadia – 1950 Ranch-style Pasadena – 1970 “Luxe”
Hotel-style three level condominium Pasadena – 2011 Contemporary Penthouse condominium (two levels) Mark your calendars for the October 2nd event. Cost $30 in advance or $35 on tour day. Cal (800) 237-2634. Tour chairs are Christine Santana (626) 799-8447 and Eileen Atwood (626) 792) 8080.
(Pictured to the top right ) Arcadia home on October 2nd ASID tour, Orange Grove residence, designer Rozalyn Woods, Allied member ASID, architect Ellen Bildsten. Complete remodel (interior and exterior) of 3,000 squarefoot ranch-style home, built in 1950 in order to showcase iconic 1950 designer pieces and serious contemporary artwork. (Pictured to the bottom right) Granite Park Place Penthouse, Pasadena, Cynthia Bennett, ASID, Cynthia Bennett & Associates, Inc. (626) 799-9701. Seamless transformation of two condominium units into on spacious, luxurious 4,600 square foot residence. To create a sleek, pared-down, transitional-style pièd à terre that accommodates furnishings, accessories and artwork from the homeowners’ previous residence and lifestyle. This luxury penthouse serves as a city hideaway for a couple downsizing from a large house and garden. The contemporary style of the building pays homage to architect Irving Gill, who is considered a pioneer of the modern movement in architecture. Cynthia Bennett & Associates designed and specified all materials, including light fixtures, cabinetry, millwork, fittings and fixtures, hardware, the new central staircase and new doors, as well as a new front entry.
Tonight Last Concert, Aug. 18th, ‘Surfin'Safari' – Tribute to the Beach Boys Surfin’ Safari is a faithful recreation of what it would have been like to see the Beach Boys live, in concert, in their prime. The incomparable beauty of their vocal harmonies, the crashing back
beat of Dennis Wilson’s drums, the soaring surf guitar of Carl Wilson, and the genius of Brian Wilson’s music are all here. The uniband choreography, the Fender guitar line up, the famous cus-
tom striped shirts, right down to the black suede Beach Boys boots, it’s all here. For more questions, contact the Recreation Department at (626) 574-5113.
Orange Grove Residence Arcadia Rozalynn Woods, Allied Member, ASID Rozalynn Woods Interior Design, Inc.
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Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents Love Letters Sierra Madre Playhouse presents a special performance of Love Letters starring Bob and Sandra Hakman on Sunday, August 21st. at 7:30 p.m. Special Magnolia ticket price is $18. Magnolia will sponsor a desert and wine bar at 7 p.m. Make checks payable to Magnolia.
Deadline is August 17th. Love Letters is a touching story by A.R. Gurney of two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but shared their lives and confidences through letters. Sandra Hakman is a premier actress at S.M.P. and
Bob steps out of his customary role as director to join her on stage. Don’t miss this performance. For reservations, call (626) 357-0899. Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre.
Seniors Celebrating Healthy Living and Clean Air Fair Arcadia Senior Services if Accepting reservations on behalf of the AQMD and free transportation is being provided courtesy of the AQMD. The event is being held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Conven-
tion Center on Thursday, September 15. The event will include a complimentary lunch and attendees will be provided with practical steps they can take in their home, neighborhood and community to help im-
prove air quality. Advance registration is required by Wednesday, August 31st. For more information or to register, contact Arcadia Senior Services at (626) 574-5130.
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Saturday - August 20th -3pm to 5pm Sunday - August 21st-1pm to 3pm New session starts the week of September 12th! Swim Lessons - Karate - Basketball Lessons Dodgeball - Volleyball - Swim Team - Yoga Karate - Bike Club - Zumba...and more!
San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre Announces Three Blockbuster Shows for New Season Having carved a name and reputation for their theatre group, the SGVMT has earned respect and praise from their audience, having closed their season with rousing musical reviews Miss Saigon and the celebrity event July 3oth with Ricci Martin, Louis Prima, Jr. and Phil
Crosby, to approving audiences. The leadership of Bobby Hundley, producer and artistic director, has proven they are viable in bringing musicals the audience love and will support, Their new season will feature three amazing shows,
Flower Drum Song, October 1 and 2, 2011, an evening of Andrew Lloyd Weber, February 4th, 2012, Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat, May 5 and 6, 2012. Subscriptions for season tickets are now on sale with a 20 percent savings. Call (626) 282-1440.
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CrossFit gyms across the nation and world will gather together to honor our heroes killed in action August 6, 2011 with a workout in an effort to raise funds for the families affected by this tragedy. There were 30 US men KIA in this tragedy, but there was also one highly trained & heroic working dog. All funds received will go to these families through the Navy SEAL Foundation.
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During the month of July, D.I.S.A.R.M. officers confiscated 33 guns and 14 rifles, over $1.4 million in illegal drugs and drug money, and arrested 178 probationers in 1,400 unannounced searches of residences, persons, vehicles, and businesses across Los Angeles County, announced County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich. The searches were conducted through the Probation Department’s D.I.S.A.R.M. (Developing Increased Safety through Arms
Reduction Management) program which pairs Probation Officers with local law enforcement to perform unannounced searches of probationers and their homes, as a condition of probation, and targets the confiscation of guns, drugs, and other contraband. D.I.S.A.R.M was initiated by Supervisor Antonovich following the tragic August 1999 shootings at the North Valley Jewish Community Center and the murder of a postal worker by Buford
Furrow, an armed felon on probation from Washington State. Since its implementation in February of 2000, the D.I.S.A.R.M. program has seized over 7,600 weapons and more than $256 million in illegal drugs and drug money and resulted in 15,000 arrests. Nearly 10 percent of probationers searched in this program have been found to be out of compliance with the terms of their probation.
Seniors Celebrate Healthy Living with Clean Air Fair Sponsored by AQMD Adults age 50 and over are invited to attend the “Seniors Celebrating Healthy Living and Clean Air Fair, which is being produced and sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management district (AQMD). Arcadia Senior Services is accepting reservations
on behalf of the AQMD and free transportation is being provided courtesy of the AQMD. The event is being held from 9am-2pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, September 15. The event will include a complimentary lunch and attendees will be provided with prac-
tical steps they can take in their home, neighborhood and community to help improve air quality. Advanced registration is required by Wednesday, August 31st. For more information or to register, please contact Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130.
Fighting the Flu –Sept 13 Workshop Sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library The Monrovia Public Library will host this timely workshop on Tuesday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The Library is located at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue, in Old Town Monrovia’s Library Park. Bring your lunch and join Stuart Lee, Walgreens pharmacy manager, for a
talk about flu, pneumonia, and whooping cough vaccines. He will give expert information on who should receive the vaccines, why they should receive the vaccines, what vaccines do, how they work, where to get them, and answer other questions. Registration is encouraged. Stop by the Adult
Reference Desk, call 626256-8274, or visit www. monroviapubliclibrary.org and click on the calendar icon on the top right of the page. Find DATE, click on the event and sign up. Walk-ins welcome. Tuesday September 13 Library Community Room 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Portantino Strives to Improve California’s Science and Technology Future Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) released the following statement on the California Council on Science and Technology’s study on ways to improve California’s science and technology leadership: “California has always been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation and I am pleased to join in supporting the efforts of the California Council on Science and Technology. As
a representative of La Cañada Flintridge – home to the world-renown Jet Propulsion Laboratory – I have seen firsthand the importance of maintaining our state’s innovative edge. Many technologies developed in California serve as an important engine for fueling the state’s economic growth. In an increasingly globalized economy, it is important that California’s educational and technological communities lead the way in re-charging the state’s high-
tech industries to meet the challenges of the future.” At a morning press conference in the Capitol, the CCST released its report - requested by a bipartisan group of legislators concerned about California maintaining leadership in innovation. The report “innovate 2 innovations” reflects California’s unique way of addressing challenges and solving problems.
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Battle Lines Are Drawn…Not Everyone is Happy with Redistricting
Continued from page 1 lic participation has been “unprecedented” according to commission reports. Through the course of 34 public meetings and 32 locations around the state, more than 2,700 people participated in person, and over 20,000 written comments were submitted. In addition, “extensive participation in the form of proposed alternative maps for the state, various regions, or selected districts were received from a variety of individuals and groups” the commission noted. The Redistricting Commission says “the result of this effort is a set of statewide district maps for Assembly, Senate, Board of Equalization, and Congress that fully and fairly reflects the input of the people of California.” Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich announced Tuesday that three alternative redistricting plans have been submitted for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is required by law to review supervisorial boundaries based on updated census data every 10 years. Any plan approved by the Board must meet the requirements of the Voting Rights Act as well as other federal and state laws regarding redistricting. “I have always supported districts that respect geographic boundaries and do not gerrymander communities of interest,” said Mayor Antonovich. “Many factors should be considered in determining a community of interest and having three plans will afford an opportunity for the public to comment on a variety of configurations of the supervisorial districts.” Alternative maps may be reviewed online at http:// redistricting.lacounty.gov/. An analysis of each plan will be available no later than August 21, 2011. A public hearing will be held on September 6, 2011 at 10:00am
at the Board Hearing Room – 500 West Temple Street. The public hearing will offer an opportunity for the public to provide input into the final plan. While the commission claimed “The process open, transparent, and free of partisanship.” There are “challenges” according to the Commissioners’ report. “There were long and difficult debates, and disagreements among competing communities. The people of California demanded a fair and open process with Propositions 11 and 20, which amended the California Constitution and created the Commission. The people participated in the implementation of the Commission, with over 36,000 applicants vying for 14 seats on the Commission. The people participated in the deliberations and debate over where to draw the lines.” Republican leaders announced an effort to invalidate many of California’s new voting districts Monday as the boundaries were finalized by the commission that drew them. The maps, drafted for the first time by a citizens’ panel rather than politicians, could give Democrats stronger clout in the state as well as California’s congressional delegation. In particular, the new lines put Democrats within reach of the two-thirds majority, which is needed to raise taxes, in the state Senate. The California Citizens Redistricting Commission consists of five Democrats, five Republicans and four unaffiliated members. But state GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro characterized the approved boundaries as “unfair if not unconstitutional.” Some on the 14-member commission expressed reservations about its final redistricting maps. If a referendum makes it to the ballot, the redistrict-
ing plan adopted Monday will be suspended and the state Supreme Court will determine districts for the 2012 election. The president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, meanwhile, said his organization is considering taking the commission to court. The state Supreme Court on Monday announced an expedited process for hearing legal challenges to the new maps. Arcadia is now to be part of a congressional district that includes south through Pasadena down to the 60 Freeway, Altadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, Rosemead, Monterey Park, and San Gabriel. Glendora will also be part of this district. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, will reside in the new district and is running for that seat. Arcadia is currently flanked by the 44th District represented by Democrat Anthony, Portantino and 59th Assembly Districts, which is newly represented by and Republican Tim Donnelly. Portantino, who is exploring his options for a congressional bid, has yet to officially announce his plans. There are three congressional seats Portantino could vie for. Arcadia falls into a district with Temple City and 49th District cities San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead and Monterey Park. The final state senate district maps also group Arcadia with the above cities mentioned with the Assembly district, but also with several cities farther east, such as Baldwin Park, West Covina, Covina, La Puente and Azusa. There is information on the process and the finalized maps www.redistrictingcalifornia.com
Tip-a-Cop for Special Olympics Athletes August 24 The Arcadia Police Department invites you to join us for dinner on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at the Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, in support of Special Olympics Southern California Athletes. Members of the Arcadia Police
Department will be your servers for the evening between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and all tips will benefit Special Olympic Athletes. Come join us for some great food and fun in support of these athletes! Wood Ranch BBQ &
Grill is located on the east side of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia. Call Eloise Crawford, SOSC (310) 400-3120, for additional information or visit www.sosc.org/tipacop.
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Recycle Used Oil & Filters! Do you change your car’s motor oil? Did you know that used motor oil and oil filters are recyclable? Used oil can be re-refined or processed into new motor oil. Currently only 46% of used motor oil is being recycled, which means 20 million gallons may be illegally entering California’s waterways via stormwater systems, posing a great risk to the environment. One gallon of used oil can contaminate a million gallons of drinking water; polluting our waterways and threaten fish and aquatic life. Prevent pollution; recycle used motor oil and filters! Local collection centers you can take Used Motor Oil and Filters to be recycled: ARCADIA C&L Collision Center 132 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 445-6630
RFG Oil Inc. 3 E. Duarte Rd. (626) 574-7138
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Pep Boys* 201 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-3906
Firestone 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 446-2164
MONROVIA BMW of Monrovia 1425 S. Mountain Ave. (626) 358-4269
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Homer’s Auto Service* 148. Lemon Ave. (626) 358-6259
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Foothill Unity Center Announces 2011 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Honorees
Henry and Lou Thedinga
Dedicated volunteers Henry and Lou Thedinga, longtime corporate champion Southern California Edison, and business sup-
porter The Monrovian Family Restaurant will receive Neighbors Helping Neighbors Awards at Foothill Unity Center’s 13th Annual Gold-
en Plate Awards dinner on Thursday evening, September 22 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The Center presents these honors each year to local businesses, organizations and individuals who have offered extraordinary support. Longtime Monrovia mayor Bob Bartlett and community hunger fighter Robin Salzer, owner of Robin’s WoodFire BBQ in Pasadena, will also be honored at the event with the Center’s Heart in Hand Humanitarian award, presented annually to local people who have made an outstanding impact on the quality of life in their communities and beyond. Reservations to the event, the Center’s only major fundraiser of the year, are $75 per person. They may be ordered online at www. foothillunitycenter.org, or by mailing a check to Golden Plate Awards, Foothill Unity
Center, 415 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia CA 91016. Sponsorship packages begin at $1,000. Each comes with a number of special recognitions including ads in the Tribute Journal. The Center is also seeking items for the evening’s silent and live auctions. Those valued at $50 or more received by August 26 will be acknowledged in the Tribute Journal. For more information, visit www.foothillunitycenter.org or contact Gerald at the Center, (626) 358-3486. 2011 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Awards Volunteer Award: Henry & Lou Thedinga Henry, a very young 93-year-old and a Pearl Harbor survivor, and his wife, Lou, who turns 90 this year, have been Center volunteers for twelve years. Over that time, they’ve worked
in just about all areas. Currently, Henry registers arriving clients and Lou works the Choice Pantry, where clients can select special items. The couple also pitches in at all special events, including Thanksgiving and Holiday Distributions. They’re regular donors as well. The Center is proud to be one of several organizations that benefit from their time and energy. Corporate Award: Southern California Edison With the help of Region Manager Elisa Clifford, who sits on the Center’s board, SCE has been a key supporter for many years in many ways. Every year, the company has sponsored the Golden Plate Awards and participated in the Back to School Fair, awarding it major grants for the past two years. SCE has also sponsored the organization’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch and
raised money at their annual employee event for Center programs. It’s not unusual for SCE to bring nearly 70 volunteers to help out at the food warehouse. Business Award: The Monrovian Family Restaurant Owner Sia Soris and her team are among the Center’s most devoted and steadfast fans. The Monrovian has donated the food and provided the location for the organization’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for the past three years, and supplied food for 400+ volunteers working our Back to School Fair for the last five years. They are always ready and willing to help with whatever is needed, from soup to turkeys. The Monrovian also prominently displays the Center’s Auxiliary donation bank at their register, generating regular support funds.
Arcadia Downtown Merchants (BID) for Gold Line Continued from page 1 erty owners began informal meetings over a year ago and last summer formed a more organized group which has begun meeting twice a month. The group has a sort of board consisting of 8 individuals and one nonvoting honorary member from the city which meets the second Tuesday of each month. This core group reports to the merchants and property owners as a whole on the fourth Tuesday. On a regular basis, approximately 25 individuals attend these meetings, not always the same group. The group has had presentations from other BIDs and has also received input from the city of Arcadia according to one
of the Group’s organizers, Matt McSweeney of Matt Denny’s. The group has come up with a Mission Statement: The Arcadia Downtown Business Association is a unified voice of businesses and property owners, together, to revitalize and promote the downtown business area through increased public improvement, stimulation of new capital investment and blending of public and private economic development strategies. It is our continued mission to increase property values and business n the downtown area ad to make the downtown a fun, safe and friendly place in which to shop, eat, work and live. With the assistance
of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and Jerry Schwartz, the Economic Development Manager for Arcadia, the group has reached some basic conclusion according to McSweeney. The area, as currently situation, does not have an identity of its own, i.e. it does not have much personality or appeal which would draw people to it. The of the goals of the group is to market the downtown as a destination and to increase foot traffic in the area. According to a recent report to a meeting of the Chamber, McSweeney write that to do this they realize that they must make sure that residents know about the services available and
Everyday is an open house:
what is available in the area. Doing this, according to that report, the perception of the area needs to be changed. McSweeney wrote, “The people involved in this Association want to better their properties businesses, incomes and quality of life while helping beautify the city, make it a fun, safe and friendly place to shop, eat, work, live and increase tax revenues for the city. With the financial assistance of the city, the Association is consulting with Urban Place Planning Group regarding the formation of a BID. Their report was discussed with the “board” of the Association and will be presented to the general membership later this
month. It will not be made public until after the members of the City Council has had a chance to study it. According to Schwartz, the city council wants to review the report at a study session prior to acting on this matter. Before the council can consider this issue, it plans to continue its study of the proposed homeowners association. “This comes first,” Schwartz said, “as it is a continuation of the matter already under consideration.” At this point, no definitive date has been set for a study session for this matter. Further complicating the issues the unsettled status of local redevelopment agencies. The state Supreme
Court has stayed only a portion of the two actions which put the status of these agencies in a sort of no man’s land. In the first action, cities have been told that they cannot take any action through any agency and that the agencies assets are now those of the state. The section act allowed cities to “opt out” of the state take over, funds would need to be paid to the state. The Supreme Court has stayed only a portion of these acts, basically putting on hold all development agency business. Since BIDs are traditionally created out of redevelopment agencies, this puts the issue on hold until the Supreme Court acts.
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June Welfare Costs for Children of Illegal Aliens Exceed $54 Million June figures from the Department of Public Social Services report $54 million in welfare benefits were issued to illegal alien parents of their native-born children in Los Angeles County, announced County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich. The $54 million con-
sists of $22 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $32 million in Food Stamps -- an increase of $3 million from June 2010. This represents 22% of all CalWORKs and Food Stamp issuances in the County. The projected annual cost has jumped to $625 million.
“With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”
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After retiring from law enforcement and at the young age of 31, Gerakios followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started Home Helpers as a tribute to his grandmother and because of his lifelong dedication to seniors. “As a new business owner, I am excited about the opportunity to help local seniors lead longer and happier lives in the comfort of their own homes,” said Gerakios. “All of us at Home Helpers are in the business of helping people in our everyday lives, and we strive to deliver the same quality of care we’d expect for our own families while offering clients a more affordable alternative to assisted living or senior care facilities.” Home Helpers offers free in-home consultations and works with clients individually to tailor flexible care plans to meet their specific needs and budgets. Services offered include companionship, bathing, meal preparation, dressing assistance, local transportation and light housekeeping. Home Helpers also provides 24-hour personal emergency response systems
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Revenge of the Nerds… The Spazmatics reeled in a huge crowd for season finale of Summer Soundz produced by Pasadena Entertainment last Friday at the civic center. The band led by a chap wearing the now famous neckbrace covers the 80’s like no other band, ever. The nerdy looks and talented musicians filled not only the official area but fans at Paseo Colorado were dancing in the street to the bitter end. The ‘80s cover band is the hottest thing to hit Pasadena since the Fab Four a few weeks earlier. And when something’s this hot, word travels fast. Despite their questionable albeit geeky attire, the Spazmatics rock. – Photo by Terry Miller
So You Want to Photograph Horses Like the Pros? Well..You have the Chance Oct. 7 at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita is not only ‘the great race place’ but also ripe with photo opportunities.
Santa Anita Park has announced that it will stage its second Photography Day, on Friday, Oct. 7, beginning with registration for all participants at its popular Clockers’ Corner area, at 7:30 a.m. Santa Anita is once again inviting professional and novice photographers with an interest in racing to take part in this one of a kind event that will include photographic opportunities at one of the world’s most spectacular sporting venues. After registration, all participants will be able to photograph morning workouts, which conclude at 10 a.m. At this time a breakfast buffet will be served and a question and answer session with track photogbm 1-2 vert thats entertainment.indd 1
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raphers, trainers and management will follow. First race post time is 1 p.m., and all participants will be granted access to the track’s paddock and winner’s circle throughout the afternoon. “We held our first Photography Day back in March and it far exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Santa Anita Director of Group Sales Chris Quinn. “With the mountains in the background, and Santa Anita’s unique architecture and landscaping, our Thoroughbreds complement a tapestry that cannot be duplicated. “I think all of our fans, including those with photographic interests, deeply appreciate our world renowned aesthetics and
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appreciate the fact that we look forward to doing more of these kinds of events and being able to share some of these beautiful photographs with everyone via our website, www.santaanita.com.” Quinn noted that all photographers will be invited to submit photos at the end of the race day and that a wide variety of shots would then be selected for website display. A modest $20 registration fee covers admission, parking, breakfast and press credentials for the day. For more information and to purchase tickets, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanitaevents. com, or to call Group Sales at (626) 574-6400.
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John Quigley Pleads ‘no contest’ to trespassing Jan. 11 in Arcadia statement in court after his sentencing, but he read the statement to local media and supporters outside the Alhambra Courthouse. Here is his statement: “John Quigley’s Statement at the Alhambra Courthouse Regarding the Arcadia 4 case August 11, 2011
Julie Posin stood by John Quigley in solidarity Thursday morning - Photo by Terry Miller
The last of the “treesitters” John Quigley, accepted a deal Thursday, and pleaded no contest to a single count of trespassing January 11 in Arcadia during an attempt to prevent 11 acres of woodlands being destroyed. Quigley, 50, of Eagle Rock accepted a similar deal to that which Julia Jaye Posin, 23, of Venice Beach and Andrea Bowers, 45, of Los Angeles both agreed to on June 27 -a small fine, three years of informal probation, and some hours of community service .
The four people who became known as the ‘Arcadia 4’ originally faced not only trespassing but obstructing a police officer but also faced more than $22,000 in restitution payments originally demanded from prosecutors . These charges were eventually dropped as was the $3000 fine. The other male, Travis Jochimsen, was not present but his lawyer accepted the same plea as Qigley on his behalf. The judge refused Quigley’s request to read a
Your Honor, I stand here today firmly resolute that our actions on Jan 12, 2011 (climbing into the heritage trees at the Arcadia Woodlands) were out of necessity to defend the public good and our natural heritage, and that the destruction of the Arcadia Woodlands by the LA County Dept. of Public Works was a crime against nature and the people of Southern California. After months of pursuing an aggressive case against us prosecutors finally dropped their call for restitution and fines that, combined, would have totaled more than $30,000. Had they succeeded, they would have set a dangerous precedent that would have had a chilling effect on free speech activities. Restitution is for victims. In this case the victims were the people of Los Angeles County who lost an irreplaceable resource the last mature oak woodland of its
kind in the San Gabriel Valley. Some cynics may say, “what’s the big deal about killing some old trees?” In fact the county had the audacity to turn oaks and sycamores, some hundreds of years old, into wood chips. Essentially saying they had no value when precious oak and sycamore of that age would have fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars from furniture makers and builders. But the value of what was lost goes far deeper than that. Do any of us know of a human being or machine that can produce oxygen as efficiently as a tree? Last time I checked, if we have no oxygen for ten or twelve minutes we’re dead. So next time you hear a cynic asking that question, “what’s the big deal about killing some old trees?” there is an answer for them. And there’s more when we begin to talk about the habitat lost and all the animals killed or displaced in the process. This mindset that nature has no value is what must change at the LA County Dept. of Public Works. This is why we took action. Trees and nature do matter. In fact they give us life. LA County Dept. of Public Works Policy needs to start reflecting that. In the months since our action and the community effort behind it we’ve seen positive steps taken. The
insistence for an EIR at Hahamonga and the tabling of the destruction of LA Tuna Canyon for now are a start. But we need to go much further. We are choosing to settle this case, so we can focus our energies on serving the public good by holding public officials accountable and effecting change in policies -so that the value of nature is prioritized and protected. We gladly embark on the community service stipulated in this settlement. We believe, in fact that the action we took on Jan 12, 2011 was an act of community service and look forward to continuing these efforts. We are grateful for the tremendous community support we have received over the past six months. It helped us to stand strong in the face of an aggressive prosecution and attempts to intimidate us economically and with the threat of jail. It was an honor to take this action with Julia Jaye Posin, Andrea Bowers, and Travis Jochimsen - good people who were willing to risk their safety and freedom to stand up for our future and for all of our children and their children’s children. Non-violent civil disobedience will always be the lifeblood of a free and open society. When power and authority, in the form of public officials, becomes too enamored with itself – as though they know better
than the public they work for – then it is the right and duty of all free thinking people to rise up and take action. In the future we hope things will be different - that our public officials will make wiser decisions about respecting the value of nature and protecting natural heritage. If they don’t, and if I were presented with the same circumstances again, would I take the same kind of action I took on Jan 12 at the Arcadia Woodlands? Absolutely. Next time my hope is that many more of my neighbors, friends, and fellow free- thinking citizens would join as well. Our future and the future of our children is at stake. I look forward to continuing efforts to make the changes necessary to preserve life and everyone’s right to freedom of speech.” “We are all on the same side,” he said. “But it’s absolutely ridiculous to destroy mature oaks to dump sediment - it just doesn’t make sense ... they liquidated a public asset.” Quigley’s plea ends the case that started on Jan. 12 when four people were arrested in Arcadia after they who climbed oak trees attempting to save those trees while bulldozers ultimately destroyed those 11-acres of woodland.
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Teen Art Park
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Armory Center for the Arts will host Teen Art Park: A Place for Artistic Expression on Thursday, August 18 at 4 p.m. at Art Center College of Design. There will be a number of large-scale interactive installations, aimed at fostering safe artistic expression for at-risk youth in Pasadena. There will be graffiti battles, a DJ, pizza, art, and more. Teens are especially encouraged to attend. Free valet parking will be made available. For more info or to RSVP e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKLY EVENTS Fr. Gregory Boyle at Monrovia Library Father Gregory Boyle, Executive Director of Homeboy Industries and acknowledged expert on gnags and intervention approaches will discuss his work and his recent book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” at the Monrovia Public Library on Saturday, August 20 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Community Center Kay Dalton Room. There will be book sales and signing after the program. For more info or to register for the event call (626)-256-8274. Lecture on Haydn, Mozart and the Classical Style Musicologist Priscilla Pawlicki presents a free lecture on Haydn, Mozart and the Classical Style at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on Saturday, August 20, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to RSVP to email@example.com or call (626)683-3355. The Pasadena Conservatory of Music is located at 100 N. Hill Ave. 3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition The Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum will host the opening reception for its 3rd Annual Juried Photography Contest and Exhibition on Saturday, August 20 at 10 a.m. Chosen pieces will be displayed at the opening, and photographs submit-
ted were judged on creativity and artistic quality. The museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia and for more info call (626)-574-5440. ONGOING EVENTS Bargain Book Sale The Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library will hold a Bargain Book Table Sale Monday, August 22 through Saturday, August 27 during the library’s open hours. This month’s featured topics are Cookbooks, Sports, Biographies, Young Adult, Children’s books, and some Fiction. All books are in good condition and cost $1 each. New titles are put out each day. The library is located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. and is open M-W noon to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more info call (626)-355-7186. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice The Sierra Madre Playhouse will host June Chandler’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Cinderella on Saturdays June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Saturdays Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $18, or $12 for children age 12 and under. For reservations call (626)-355-4318 or visit www. sierramadreplayhouse.org. The Playhouse is located at 87 Sierra Madre Blvd.
Summer Pool Movie Nights The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center will be hosting the final two of their three movie nights at the pool July 22 and August 19 at 7:45 p.m. The July movie will be “Little Rascals” and the August movie will be “Tangled”. The July movie will have snacks available for purchase. The proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre Dolphins Swim Team. The Aquatic Center is located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. For more info call (626)355-2356. LOCAL GOVERNMENT City Council Meetings Arcadia - First and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 240 W. Huntington Dr. Monrovia – First and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 415 S. Ivy Avenue. Pasadena – Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 100 N. Garfield Avenue. Sierra Madre – Second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Temple City – First and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the Civic Center, located at 5938 Kauffman Avenue.
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The Devil’s Double, a movie about Saddam Hussein’s psychopathic son Uday and the body double whom he forces into a life of disturbing excess, may well be one of the first films of the year to get little screen time while receiving enough critical praise to carry it into Oscar season. Dominic Cooper’s performance as both Uday and Yahia Latif, the Iraqi army lieutenant who is unwittingly hurled into the terrifying enclave of Hussein’s family, will no doubt
be one of the best of 2011. The film is set during the Gulf War at the height of Hussein’s, and by default, Uday’s power. Not unlike his father, who used multiple fidays (body doubles), Uday orders Latif to undergo a series of inner and outer transformations that make him a virtual carbon copy of himself. Fearing for the safety of his family, Latif reluctantly concedes to Uday’s demands and thus surrenders to the sexual and violent exploits of his maker while contem-
plating the costs of escape. Director Lee Tamahori depicts the early-90s, Iraqi backdrop with authenticity as well as using a solid supporting cast to its full potential. Although some may say that the film pays too much homage to Scarface—another great drama about the rise and fall of a psychopath—the similarities make this film all the more fun as it retells a true story that is wholly original.
Local and Regional Visual Artists are Invited to be a part of one of the longest running fine art festivals in Southern California Presented by Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (MAFA) this 48th annual arts festival “Celebrate the Arts” will feature: 1.Local and regional fine artists: displaying, selling and demonstrating their arts (painting, ceramics, collage, photography, jewelry, sculpture, etc); 2.Hand-on art experiences for kids and adults, family friendly activities; 3.Student Art Display;
4.Special discount for student artists on membership and booth fee; 5.Silent Auction; 6.Live entertainment on multi-stage settings; 7.Food booths; 8.Local non-profit booths; 9.FREE and OPEN to public. MAFA’s Celebrate The Arts - 48th Annual Fine Arts Festival Where: Monrovia Library Park, 321 S Myrtle Ave,
Monrovia, CA 91016 Date: October 8, 2011 / October 9, 2011 Time: 10:00 am–6:00 pm Both Days Phone: Kate at (626) 8027873 or Frank at (626) 3059419 Website: http://www.MonroviaFineArts.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Price: FREE to Public. Participation Fee for Artists.
Summer Art Walks in Old Town Monrovia Art Walks are FREE community events sponsored by The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, featuring local artists held on the last Saturday of each month during the Summer in charming Old Town Monrovia: this year, on Saturdays; August 27 th 2011 from 7:00 pm10:00 p.m. Local artists will set up along the sidewalks of Old Town Monrovia’s historic Myrtle Avenue to show and sell drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and handmade glass and ceramic artworks. Live music by Contemporary folk artists Tim Tedrow and Terry Vree-
land and the magic that has made their beautiful and joyful songs known throughout California and the U.S. The 2011 Summer Art Walks will also feature face painting, gallery receptions and JACK FM 93.1 Street Team. Live art demonstrations include ceramics wheel throwing by Monrovia High School Ceramics, plein-air painting, clay sculpture and back by popular demand, artists Frank Zgonc and Heather Shaw will bring back the “BrushOff” or “Swap-a-thon” which is a fun demonstration of two artists painting on each other’s canvases as a collaborative effort in the process of making artwork.
Art Walk Night is also FREE CERAMICS NIGHT at Paint-N-Play Art Studio and Gallery, 418 South Myrtle Ave. First 50 kids (age 12 and under) will be able to paint a ceramic piece in the Paintn-Play studio for FREE! Sponsored by MAFA. Many Old Town Merchants will be holding sales and special events including the popular Traditional Music Gathering, at The Dollmaker Kattywompus, 412 South Myrtle. Great event for families and art lovers of all ages, wonderful photo opportunities, heartwarming story of small town America summer fun!
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Free Signs, Stickers Available as Part of Anti-Speeding Campaign Monrovia Police Department Launches “Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25” The Monrovia Police Department has launched a campaign starting in August that reminds us to slow down in the name of safety. “The Keep Kids Alive - Drive 25” anti-speeding campaign kicked off on National Night Out on Aug. 2. The intent is to remind drivers with signs, vests and even stickers on garbage cans to drive within the speed limit – especially in residential neighborhoods. “Traffic enforcement impacts the number of speeding violators on our residential streets, but it is not the only solution to the problem,” said Monrovia Police Chief Jim Hunt. “The Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 traffic safety education program will be an important tool to help reduce the number of drivers exceeding the residential
speed limit.” Residents can pick up free signs and stickers from the Police Department’s lobby at 140 E. Lime Avenue, or by calling Sgt. Glen Coleman at (626) 256-8020. To get a yard sign, all residents need to do is sign up by leaving their name and address, and the Police Department will come by in two months to pick up the signs so the signs can be used in another neighborhood. The program was initiated following concerns expressed by participants of a neighborhood survey, in which they noted the number of speeders on their streets. In response, the department performed a street radar survey. Through the street radar survey, it was discovered between 2 to 12 percent of drivers exceed the speed limit on residential
streets, and over 70 percent of the speeders are residents of the neighborhood. The survey also revealed that while violations occurred throughout the day, the highest volume of traffic occurred in the morning and afternoon. The Drive 25 campaign – which is part of a national campaign based out of Nebraska – will hopefully make these drivers more aware of their speed by reinforcing to them to slow down with images of children playing in the street. The campaign comes at a time when children are gearing up to return back to school. The Drive 25 campaign is among the several traffic safety programs offered by the Monrovia Police Department. To learn more about these programs, visit the website at www.cityofmonrovia.org.
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Tickets are on sale for a speaker series that features four local Olympians – including one man who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin before becoming a prisoner of war during World War II just a few years later. The Monrovia Reads “Distinguished Speaker Series,” will feature 93-year-old Louis Zamperini, swimmer John Naber, high hurdler Mark Crear, and Kim Rhode, the youngest person to ever represent the U.S. on the Olympic Shooting Team. These athletes will share their stories of persistence, adversity, and success in the series, which kicks off on Oct. 13, during two hour sessions over a four week period. “Monrovia Reads is so pleased to present these Olympians in a close, personal setting, during which they will share their experiences as representatives of the USA as world class athletes,” said Joanne Spring, Monrovia Reads founding member and past president. “These are people of high integrity and strong moral fiber. Their
message is relevant for all ages.” This is the first time that Monrovia Reads, a non-profit organized dedicated to improving literacy throughout the community, has hosted the event. The series will consist of four Thursday evening events to be held in the Monrovia Library Community Room, 321 S. Myrtle Avenue, in Monrovia from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Feb. 9, and March 8. Tickets for this fundraising event are $1,000 for the set of four. Ticket sales support the activities of Monrovia Reads, which is in its seventh year, and are tax deductible. Organizers say they chose the speakers because of the powerful and inspiring messages of these athletes, all of whom have local ties to the region. Zamperini, who was born in Italy before moving to Torrance with his family, became a world class runner when he was just a teenager by setting a world high school record in the mile. He qualified to run on the 1936 Olym-
pic team by tying the world record holder in the 5,000 meter run. At the games in Berlin, he was America’s top finisher in the event, covering the final lap in an astounding 56 seconds. Following the games, he enrolled and competed for the University of Southern California (USC) as a part of many national record breaking teams. Many claim Zamperini would have broken the four-minute mile had he not elected to retire from the sport and join the U.S. Air Corps as a bombardier in the South Pacific during World War II. Naber, who competed in swimming, received four gold medals and one silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He went on to expand his career by working as a broadcaster and an author. San Gabriel Valley native Mark Crear attended Rowland High School and then Mt. San Antonio College before getting a scholarship in track and field to the University of Southern California. There, he clenched
the NCAA Championship Title in the 110-meter high hurdles. He then went on to become a two-time Olympic Medalist, reigning as the world’s No. 1 110-meter high hurdler in 1995, 1998 and 1999. The former track star captured global attention by winning the 1996 Olympic Silver Medal with a broken arm and the 2000 Olympic Bronze Medal with a double hernia. Rhode, 32, was just 16 when she competed and won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics in double trap. Since then, she has received a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics, a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, and a silver medal in International Skeet in the 2008 Olympics. And she has her sights set on the gold in 2012. She is the first athlete to secure a spot on the American Olympic Team for the London Games. Today, she resides in Monrovia. To purchase tickets, contact Diane Delmatoff by calling her at (626) 303-6600, or by email at ddelmatoff@ ci.monrovia.ca.us.
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outrageous, unacceptable and wrong to keep the public in the dark when it comes to spending their money.” The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times have filed suit against the Assembly Rules Committee for keeping comprehensive budgets secret from the public. Like the press, Portantino’s requests for comprehensive budget information have also been denied. Meanwhile, Portantino is pursuing the possibility of running for one of three congressional seats. An exploratory committee has been set up but no official word yet announcing details have been made public.
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Monrovia Businesses Host Special Event Continued from page 1 burdens. “The loss of the U.S. Navy SEALs in Afghanistan is the kind of news the Navy SEAL Foundation fears—but prepares for in our mission to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. When a member of the community falls, the Foundation helps the families with memorial services and defrays the financial costs of travel for immediate family members who live far away. These warriors were at the tip of the spear in the global war on terror, exhibiting extraordinary skill, courage, and commitment. It’s paramount for the Foundation to support their families here at home. When a warrior falls, the Foundation is prepared to take the burden of cost away from the families and help them with planning. The families will have enough to concern themselves with during this time. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the families of the 17 Navy SEALs and the 5 Naval Special Warfare forces who gave their lives serving their country on Aug. 6. Your loss
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Cal Phil Season Finale...Now That’s Entertainment Festival on the Green’s 2011 Finale Marks Last Concert at the Arboretum Before Cal Phil Moves to Santa Anita Park in 2012 The California Philharmonic and esteemed Maestro Victor Vener are turning up the heat again with That’s Entertainment, the summer’s Festival on the Green finale. Taking place on Saturday August 20 at the Arboretum and Sunday August 21 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, -The program includes music from renowned works including My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Pirates of the Caribbean and Man of La Mancha but that is only the beginning....The innovative concert also features classical masterpieces including Gustav Mahler’s Titan Symphony and a new take on Rhapsody In Blue as virtuoso violinist Lind-
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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD
For the period of Sunday, August 7, through Saturday, August 13, the Police Department responded to 893 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, August 7: Between August 6th at 9:30 p.m. and August 7th at 6:30 a.m., suspect(s) entered two unlocked vehicles in the 600 block of San Luis Rey Road and stole a GPS unit from one. Nothing appeared to be missing from the second vehicle. Both vehicles were parked at the same location. At about 5:40 p.m., loss prevention personnel from JC Penney at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, detained a male for theft. The suspect took merchandise, concealed it, and walked out of the store without paying. The 19-year-old Asian male was arrested for theft. Monday, August 8: Between August 6th at 12:00 p.m. and August 7th at 3:00 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of Altern Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by cutting the fumigation tent. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole cash and jewelry. Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:01 p.m., an auto burglary occurred on Morlan Place, north of Huntington Drive. Suspect(s) smashed the rear driver’s side window and stole a purse and clothing. Tuesday, August 9: At about 2:46 p.m., units responded to the area of Huntington Drive and Holly Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving an overturned vehicle. An investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was a theft suspect who had fled from the Westfield Santa Anita Mall Security. The 22-yearold Hispanic male was located and placed under arrest for commercial burglary and other misdemeanor charges. No one was injured in the collision. At 10:44 p.m., a traffic stop at Fifth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard for expired registration, led to the arrest of a 41-year-old, Hispanic male driver for receiving stolen property and an outstanding warrant. The suspect was found to be in possession of checks and identification from victims in several cities. Wednesday, August 10: At about 6:43 p.m., officers responded to Nordstrom’s at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft. The victim said as she was entering the store, the suspect, described as a Black male, 13 to18years-old, wearing a dark t-shit, basketball shorts, a black and white backpack, and riding a scooter, asked to see her phone to “call his mom for a ride”. The victim obliged and the suspect fled with
the phone. At about 7:00 p.m., loss prevention personnel from JC Penney at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, detained a juvenile female for theft. The suspect took merchandise, concealed it, and walked out of the store without paying. The 16-year-old Hispanic female was arrested for theft. Thursday, August 11: At about 10:43 a.m., a traffic stop on a bicyclist at Camino Real Avenue and First Avenue for failure to stop at a stop sign, led to the arrest of a 51-year-old, Hispanic male for possession of a controlled substance. Between August 10th at 9:00 p.m. and August 11th at 6:00 p.m., a burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Highland Oaks Drive. Suspect(s) pried open the door of a utility box and stole four deep cycle batteries. Friday, August 12: Between August 11th at 6:00 p.m. and August 12th at 12:28 a.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road. Suspect(s) smashed the front driver’s side window and stole an IPod. At about 4:42 p.m., units responded to the 500 block of Leda Lane regarding a traffic collision. Officers found a vehicle had collided into a tree. The driver, a 30-yearold White male, was intoxicated and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. The suspect sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital prior to booking. Saturday, August 13: Shortly before 3:00 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Hollister at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, detained two juvenile females for theft. The suspects took merchandise, concealed it, and walked out of the store without paying. Both the 17-year-old Hispanic female and the 16-year-old Asian female were arrested for commercial burglary after admitting they had gone to the location with the intent to steal. At about 2:24 p.m., officers contacted the occupants of a suspicious parked vehicle at the County Park, 405 South Santa Anita Avenue. A 51-year-old White male was found to be under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance. Officers also found possible stolen property in the vehicle. The male suspect was arrested for felony and misdemeanor charges.
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 534 service events, resulting in 79 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Robbery On August 4 at 0:22 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of
West Huntington regarding a male transient reporting three male suspects took him inside the restroom in the 700 block of East Lemon and beat him up. The suspects then took his shoes and wallet and fled in an unknown direction. The victim walked to the 800 block of West Huntington and called police to report the incident. There were no suspects found. Investigation continuing. Mail Tampering On August 5 at 4:02 a.m., an officer responded to a call in the 500 block of Valmont regarding two male subjects seen tampering with two mailboxes in the area. An area check was conducted but the suspects were not located. Investigation continuing. Robbery On August 6 at 9:03 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Huntington regarding a robbery that had just o c curred. Officers were advised that a male suspect wearing dark clothing entered the business through the front door and proceeded to the take-out counter. The suspect pointed a silver revolver at the female employee and demanded the money. The victim handed money to the suspect who fled out the front door and out of sight. Investigation continuing. Burglary On August 7 at 3:52 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a burglary. On August 5, a male suspect committed an unreported theft where he stuffed a backpack full of merchandise, then fled prior to being caught. On August 7, the same suspect reentered the store and immediately began cutting off security sensors from tools using a cutting tool. The property was valued at more than $2,000. The suspect began stuffing his backpack and was detained to prevent him from fleeing the store again. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. Domestic Violence On August 8 at 11:52, an officer responded to the 800 Block of West Olive regarding a domestic disturbance. A male suspect became intoxicated and began to argue with his live-in girlfriend. The argument escalated and he assaulted her several times, causing visible injury. He was arrested for domestic vio-
lence and placed in the sobering cell until he could be booked. An emergency protective order was obtained on behalf of the victim. Vehicle Burglaries On August 8, dispatch received reports of two window-smash auto burglaries. The first occurred in the 400 block of South Alta Vista between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.; the loss was an empty purse. The second occurred in the 100 block of North Mayflower between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.; the loss was a black briefcase with cash, a telescope and a camera. There is no suspect information at this time. Investigation continuing. Grand Theft Auto On August 9 at 6:55
a.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of Fano regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim told the officer he parked his vehicle on the street in front of the location and left the keys on the seat. He did not lock the vehicle and did not have an alarm. The victim went inside the residence and returned an hour later to discover the vehicle missing. The vehicle is a white 1991 Honda Accord. Investigation continuing. Stolen Vehicle On August 9 at 11:45 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of West Walnut regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim told him she parked and locked her vehicle on the street in front of the location at 1 a.m. She returned to her vehicle at 4 a.m., and it was missing. All keys were accounted for and there was no glass on the ground where it was parked. The vehicle is a green, 1991 Honda Accord. Investigation continuing. Burglary On August 10 at 7:45 a.m. an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of West Huntington. The reporting party was a contracted electrician who is working at the location. The suspect(s) apparently forced open (by pushing in) a sheet of plywood covering a dock door on the north side of the building. Once inside, the suspect(s) removed approximately 100 feet of one-inch copper wire and pushed a metal tool box out of the dock door opening. It appears, due to scrapes on the concrete floor, that the suspect(s) backed up a truck and loaded the metal tool box into it, and left undetected. Investigation continuing. Attempt Vehicle Burglary
On August 10 at 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to 100 block of West Pomona regarding an attempt vehicle burglary. The reporting party reported that someone tried breaking into one of their vehicles, a Ford F-350 Van. The suspect(s) damaged the rear door lock of the van; however, no entry was made. Investigation continuing.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, August 7th, to Saturday August 13th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 270 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, August 7th: 2:09 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Rosemead Blvd and Hastings Ranch Dr. An officer stopped a 43-year old Azusa motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department for booking. Monday, August 8th: 4:15 AM- Take Vehicle w/o Owner’s Consent, 100 blk. Esperanza Ave. This case involves a man taking his mother’s car without permission. Officers stopped the suspect and his accomplice shortly afterwards and took them into custody. One of the suspects had a $40,000 LAPD warrant, and a $35,000 Pasadena PD warrant. 12:42 PM- Grand Theft Exceeding $950, 300 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. This case involves thefts of jewelry that have occurred since February, 2011 through May 2011. The loss includes a 24k diamond ring with a white gold band, a jade ring with a gold band with a larger green stone, two pearl rings, a 14k turquoise ring with a gold band, an opal ring with small diamonds, a diamond and gold heart necklace, a gold jade bracelet with small jade stones, a turquoise and pearl circle pin with gold, small stones and pearls, a pair of turquoise earrings, a pair of small diamond earrings, a pair of pearl earrings, a pair of opal earrings with green and red stones, an amethyst earrings, an Olympus digital camera, and a small portable DVD player. The total loss is $4,870.00. 7:57 PM- Possession of Marijuana 1/oz or less, 200 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd. An Officer stopped a 29-year old Monrovia motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the driver was in possession of 2.0 grams of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe. The officer cited and released the Monrovia motorist. Tuesday, August 9th: 12:55 AM- Vandalism/Under $400, 100 blk. N. Sunnyside Ave. An unknown suspect(s) threw a water balloon at a bedroom window, causing the window to
shatter. The subject(s) fled southbound on Sunnyside Ave and out of sight. 2:25 PM- Injured Person, 100 blk. W. Bonita Ave. Officers responded to a man trapped underneath a car. The officer and citizens lifted the front of the car and freed the man. The Alhambra resident was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital by SMFD. 3:13 PM- Vandalism/Under $400, 100 blk. Rancho Rd. Unknown suspect(s) broke a left rearview mirror glass of a parked car while between the evening of August 8th and the afternoon of August 9th. 6:11 PM- Trespassing w/o Consent of Owner, 500 blk. Sturtevant Dr. Officers responded to an apartment complex where patio furniture was moved around without permission. The suspect may have tried to burglarize one of the apartments. . 11:49 PM- Attempted Vandalism/ Damages, 100 blk. S. Hermosa Ave. An unknown suspect(s) threw a water balloon at a bedroom window. The subject(s) fled northbound on Hermosa Ave in an SUV type vehicle. Wednesday, August 10th: 9:04 AM- Vandalism/Under $400, 300 blk. W. Highland Ave. An unknown suspect(s) threw a water balloon at a residence and broke the front living room window. Thursday, August 11th: 1:53 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Orange Grove Ave and Park Ave. An officer stopped a 25-year old Azusa motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department for booking. 11:41 PM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, Sierra Madre Blvd and Hastings Ranch Dr. An Officer stopped a 36-year old Altadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under possession of 4.6 grams of marijuana. The Altadena motorist was cited and released on scene. Friday, August 12th: 10:00 PM- Possession of Marijuana 1/oz or Less, Orange Grove Ave and Baldwin Ave. An Officer stopped a 29-year old El Monte motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under possession of 3.6 grams of marijuana. The El Monte motorist was cited and released on scene. Saturday, August 13th: 1:13 AM- Disorderly Conduct/ Drunk in Public, 200 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officers arrested a 24-year old man in front of City Hall for public intoxication, and took him to the Pasadena Police Department Jail for booking. 3:20 PM- Petty Theft, 500 blk. Fairview Ave. A suspect stole a mannequin from the front porch of a home on July 27, 2011.
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Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 250336CA Loan No. 1927395350 Title Order No. 821034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-14-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-25-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-25-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20071276353, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ERIN JENNA SCOTT A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, FIDELITY FINANCIAL GROUP, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: ALL THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 20 IN BLOCK ‘’A’’ OF TRACT NO. 5315, IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 71, PAGE 3 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $534,199.51 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 825 EAST PALM AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 91016 APN Number: 8517-024-028 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-03-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www. priorityposting.com ASAP# 4051951 08/04/2011, 08/11/2011, 08/18/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2010-09403 Loan No.: 71247027 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JOHN J. VALERIO AND ROBYN VALERIO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 4/28/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0993298 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 8/26/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West Side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Directly facing Norwalk Boulevard,12720 Norwalk BLVD, Norwalk, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $555,388.63 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 615 West Hillcrest Boulevard, Monrovia, California 91016 A.P.N.: 8503-012-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan
AUGUST 18, 2011 - AUGUST 24, 2011 19 servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 7/25/2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 240-3530 Robin L. Schwab, Trustee Sale Assistant ASAP# 4054930 08/04/2011, 08/11/2011, 08/18/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100137277 Title Order No. 10-8-489989 Investor/ Insurer No. 175979214 APN No. 5366-021-022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/10/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SAUL C VELAZQUEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/10/2007 and recorded 07/13/07, as Instrument No. 20071664284, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/25/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 101 WEST HERMOSA DRIVE, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 917752927. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $621,464.40. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/21/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4057737 08/04/2011, 08/11/2011, 08/18/2011
Trustee Sale No. 16074CA Loan No. 1009438837 Title Order No. 100430545-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 8/24/2011 at 10:30 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICES f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/29/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070182526 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: LUNG FENG FAN AND SHU CHUAN FAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PMC BANCORP, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 WEST MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $820,132.89 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1636 NORTH SANTA ANITA AVENUE , ARCADIA, CA 91006 APN Number: 5771-010-006 See Declaration, as required by California Civil Code Section
Starting a new business? 2923.54, attached hereto and made a part hereof. CALIFORNIA FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE (California Civil Code § 2923.54 (a)) The undersigned mortgage loan servicer hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: [ ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. Therefore, the mortgage loan servicer has waited an additional 90 days before giving notice of sale as required by Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a). [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. [ ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a) does not apply because: [ ] The loan was not recorded between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2008. [ ] The loan is not secured by residential real property. [ ] The loan is not secured by a first priority mortgage or deed of trust. [ ] The borrower did not occupy the property as his/her principal residence when the loan became delinquent. [ ] The loan was made, purchased or serviced by (1) a California state or local public housing agency or authority, including state or local housing finance agencies established under Division 31 of the Cal. Health & Safety Code and Chapter 6 of the Cal. Military & Veterans Code, or (2) the loan is collateral for securities purchased by any such California state or local public housing agency or authority. [ ] The borrower has surrendered the property as evidenced by either a letter confirming the surrender or delivery of the keys to the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. [ ] The borrower has contracted with someone whose primary business is advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their loan obligations. [ ] The borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the bankruptcy court has not entered an order closing or dismissing the bankruptcy case or granting relief from the automatic stay. OneWest Bank, FSB By: Vicki Brizendine Attachment to Notice of Trustee’s Sale The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 8/1/2011 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICES f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee 3 San Joaquin Plaza Suite 215 Newport Beach CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 (702) 586-4500 PRIORITYPOSTING. COM STEPHANIE FARRELL, FORECLOSURE ASSISTANT MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P864939 8/4, 8/11, 08/18/2011 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at the west entrance to the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Boulevard, located at 12720 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk, California, Agency Sales and Posting, Inc. on behalf of the CANYON PARK TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK OR CERTIFIED CHECK (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) all right, title and interest created by a Notice of Default and Election to sell Pursuant to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions, which notice dated February 22,2011 Instrument No. 20110318367 in Official Records of Los Angeles County, California, in accordance with a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions recorded June 15,1982 in Official Records of Los Angeles, CA, in the property situated in said County and State described as: 904 S. Canyon Boulevard, Unit #B Monrovia, CA 91016 APN: 8515-017460 TS: 904B Recorded Owner(s): Deborah S, Harris YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER AN ASSESSMENT LIEN DATED August 24,2010 INSTRUMENT NO. 201010-5640 IN OFFICIAL RECORDS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY; IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay for delinquent maintenance assessments, costs and attorney’s fees, to wit: $6,728.22 with interest thereon, as provided in said Declaration; advances under the terms of said Declaration; fees, charges and expenses of said Attorney. This sale is subject to a right of redemption that lasts 90 days. The Homeowners Association under said Declaration heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell which was recorded in the County where the real property described herein is located. DATED: July 29, 2011 Pamela Abbott Moore, Esq. As Trustee 528 North Glassell Orange, California 92867 (714) 288-0180 By: Pamela Abbott Moore ASAP# 4061773 08/04/2011, 08/11/2011, 08/18/2011, 08/24/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100051858 Title Order No. 10-8-207887 APN No. 8588-027-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by VENUS B. 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2480009, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/25/2011 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9400 - 9404 BROADWAY, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 91780. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $800,675.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances the-reunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 07/23/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.141205 8/04, 8/11, 8/18/2011 Temple City Tribune Trustee Sale No.: 20100134002694 Title Order No.: 100278480 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 6/10/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/17/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1423229 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LEON SAN BLAS, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 09/02/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 343 VIOLET AVENUE #A, #B, #C, MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 91016 APN#: 8505-021-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $629,003.28. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDEx West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 8/8/2011 NDEx West, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P866755 8/11, 8/18, 08/25/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-110784-CS Order # 110245960-CA-GSI Loan # 9800519861 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial
code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MONIQUE SHARP-GARCIA , A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 7/6/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1489974 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/31/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $564,015.90 The purported property address is: 10936 FREER STREET TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 Assessors Parcel No. 8574-009-064 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/11/2011 SUMMIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC 16745 W. Bernardo Drive, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92127 (866) 248-2679 (For NON SALE information only) Sale Line: (714) 730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 248-2679 IDS User, AVP If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4055018 08/11/2011, 08/18/2011, 08/25/2011 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110040463 Title Order No. 11-0032344 Investor/ Insurer No. 106775420 APN No. 5778-003-097 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by YUNG TAK OH, A SINGLE MAN, dated 10/14/2005 and recorded 10/21/05, as Instrument No. 05 2540974, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/08/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported
to be: 588 WEST HUNTINGTON DRIVE UNIT D, ARCADIA, CA, 91007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $334,462.94. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/17/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4060852 08/18/2011, 08/25/2011, 09/01/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7777.16192 Title Order No. 110236258 MIN No. 100031800510504891 APN 8507-005-069 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/01/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): TONY COCHA AND DIANA CALLE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 04/12/05, as Instrument No. 05 0835892,of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 09/07/11 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 1608 SOUTH MAYFLOWER AVE NO. D, MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessors Parcel No. 8507-005-069 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $283,950.15. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. Date: August 17, 2011 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa Myers, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 or 800-280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.201639: 08/18/2011,08/25/2011,09/01/2011
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