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Thursday, January 27 - February 2, 2011

Volume XVII, No. IV

Community News, Arts & Opinions Since 1996

The State of Site for Light Rail Maintenance and Operations the City of Facility in Monrovia Approved Monrovia BY SUSAN MOTANDER

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onrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz addressed Monrovians during the State of the City on Monday evening at the Krikorian Theatre. Simply put, her remarks can be boiled down to: Things could be worse and that

Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Fred Corral identified the victim of Monday’s house fire in Monrovia as Shamie Amber Reay, 39. Reay died Monday, when the home in the rear of the 100 block of North Magnolia Avenue caught fire as a result of an electrical fault. Monrovia’s Fire Chief Chris Donnovan told the Weekly that it appeared the vicitim of the fire was a hoarder and the dept had difficulty accessing the body after the fire was extinguished. Autospy and complete investigation is scheduled for Thursday. When fire fighters found the woman, she was provided medical aid and immediately transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia, where she was later pronounced dead. Also dead at the scene was the woman’s cat. Damages are estimated at $35,000.

Four Chefs Raise Funds for Pasadena Girl with Rare Cancer BY TERRY MILLER

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opular Pasadena chef Claud Beltran has been dealing with Weiser Family Farms in Techachapi for his produce and potatoes in particular, for about a year and half now. During this time he drummed up a good

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While this is not the site for the Light Rail Maintenance area, the Monrovia depot, seen here after recent rains, will be the focal point of the new gold line in Monrovia slated for 2014. – Photo by Terry Miller Last Tuesday night, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors certified the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Foothill Extension Pasa-

dena to Azusa. The Supplemental EIR augments the Final EIR approved in 2007 for the project, and evaluates a number of project modifications that have arisen since the original document was certified. Approval of the Supplemental

EIR environmentally clears those project updates, and prepares the project for final design and construction to begin later this year. Project modifications evaluated in the Supplemental EIR include a 25acre Maintenance and

Operations (M&O) Facility site in the city of Monrovia, new parking locations at the Irwindale and Monrovia stations, reconfiguration of the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Duarte

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represent urban, suburban and rural communities. They are geographically diverse and represent a mix of varying populations. The reviews will look at, among other things, how the RDAs define a “blighted” area, whether they are

For those very few of you who may not know, February is Black History month. A time devoted each year just after Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday to celebrate accomplishments of black Americans. This year students throughout the United States focused on two individuals who really have made a difference. One is our new president and the other the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. Students’ throughout the world focus on writing essays for class and contests. One of the more interesting essays came to our attention

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State Controller Launches Review of Pasadena’s Community Development Commission17 Other Cities to be Probed State Controller John Chiang today announced his auditors were beginning reviews of 18 redevelopment agencies (RDA) across the state in an effort to obtain facts on how RDA funds are used and the extent to which they comply with laws governing their activities.
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heated debate over whether RDAs are the engines of local economic and job growth or are simply scams providing windfalls to political cronies at the expense of public services has largely been based on anecdotal evidence,” Chiang said. “As lawmakers deliberate the Governor’s

proposal to close RDAs and divert those funds to local schools and public safety agencies, I believe it is important to provide factual, empirical information about how these agencies perform and what they bring to the communities they serve.” The 18 RDAs selected for the reviews

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BY WALLY HAGE The downside of Christmas! That is when the panic sets in, once all the presents have been opened and the maze of instruction booklets are set aside for your interpretation. Most everyone is familiar with the difficulty and frustration that occurs when you are required to read an instruction manual. Now days even the most common kitchen gadget comes with a fat “How To” instruction book, most of which seem to have been written in the language of the country of the product’s origin. Personally, I believe in that old saying ... “If all else fails, then and only then do you read the instructions. It was unfortunately that I accepted my gadget happy spouse’s Christmas Wish List with glee. It was quite easy for me to shop on-line for all of the latest ingenious kitchen contraptions that she had on her

TheGoodLife “Must Have” Christmas wish list. This seemed like a brilliant idea to keep her in the kitchen cheerfully trying to emulate one of the Food Channel’s cooking experts. Then I would be able to enjoy uninterrupted viewing of the entire Christmas and New Year football bowl games, which frankly, is very demanding. Disturbingly to me however, my “Kitchen Queen” also became very demanding during that time! Her, “Oh Honey How To” questions came in bunches most of which occurred whenever my favored football team was about to score a touchdown. My neophyte “want-to-be chef” was always in the middle of preparing one of her desert delights and therefore she must have immediate instruction on “how to” operate one of her new thingamabob gadgets.

Well, after three of these, crisis interruptions, and hours of trying to figure out what the instruction books, written seemingly in “Greek”, were talking about, I angrily resigned my role as “Chief Information Book Interpreter”. Later in that day, when she finally got over her “HUFF”, she phoned her sister to tell her of my inconsiderate conduct that completely ruined her New Year’s Day menu plans. Wow, I thought to myself, I’m so lucky that I didn’t buy her the new Apple cell phone that she wanted for Christmas. There are thousands of software APS, available for downloading to that cell phone and each one usually requires some “How To” technical assistance! I shutter to think what demands that she would have put on my Super Bowl viewing!

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Meetings Held On Gold Line Extension To Montclair Public comment is being gathered on the second phase of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Azusa to Montclair. The first phase, an 11.4-mile extension of the Gold Line between Pasadena and Azusa, broke ground last summer. For more information, visit foothillextension.org.

Metro Gets Go-Ahead On Subway Extension, Regional Connector The Federal Transit Administration has given Metro formal approval for preliminary engineering work to begin on the Westside Subway Extension and the Regional Connector. Both rail projects are now a step closer to actual construction and federal funding could be included in next year’s budget.

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Los Angeles County Axes of Evil the Destruction of 11 Acres of Pristine Woodland Causes Community Outrage BY TERRY MILLER In the wake of last week’s devastating obliteration of over 200 trees and one of Arcadia’s last natural ecosystems, there are opinions and fingers pointing in every direction as to who is to blame for such a wretched and sadly unnecessary end result. Why it happened in the first place is perhaps best known only to County Flood Control who refused to listen to the will of the people who live in Arcadia. One of the founding members of a group of deeply concerned citizens who valiantly attempted to save the trees and educate the county, Cam Stone, attended countless community meetings, supervisors’ meetings, and endured relentless doubletalk from the county. Cam stone is eloquent and kept noting that there were alternatives to county plans. He along with Glen Owens, a planning commissioner in Monrovia , (who spent his own money to prove alterna-

tives were there), pleaded with officials at Flood Control…their words and letters fell on deaf ears despite putting considerable pressure on Antonovich’s office as well as county public works. As Owens pointed out to Beacon Media earlier in the week, Flood Control is autocratic. This, needless to say, makes it exceedingly difficult to accomplish negotiations. Cam stone, Glen Owens and Christle Belvin plus several other highly conscientious citizens have been essentially on the war path with the County Flood Control over an issue that could have and should been resolved without destroying trees it seems to me and numerous more enlightened than myself. The passion and the persistence of these marvelous people needs to be applauded and recognized. I don’t mean with plaques or specific recogni-

tions like “citizen of the year “or “man of the year” but with more support - lots of it. There should have been hundreds of protestors at the gate that morning. Where were we all? The police outnumbered protestors 20 – 1. During my years in High School and college, protest and civil disobedience is what helped stopped the Vietnam War and opened minds to alternatives. Protest brought about the Civil Rights laws and major changes that still are in their infancy. Protesting injustice gave women the right to vote. Hundreds of us took to the streets and no matter where or when, we could not be moved by police or National Guard. Perhaps we have become too complacent on public protest. Perhaps we’re too busy reading our emails and downloading stuff when we should get out from behind the computer/ smart phone and take mat-

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ters into the streets. Remember the filn NETWORK….. We should all be mad as hell, and not take it anymore! Whe I arrived at the gates at 7am there was a handful of people (perhaps 5) peacefully protesting. Others wanted to join later but the police placed crime scene tape around the perimeter and would allow anyone else in. Someone tried to give the protestors on the inside of the yellow tape some more signs but officers refused to allow this. The Los Angeles Sheriffi’s dept refused to let the media in to witness the destruction that had started around 7 AM, Wednesday Jan 12, 2011. In fact there were several verbal altercations between some members of the media and deputies as to the legality of said restriction. In fact, they extended the area in which we (media) were not allowed and closed off the roads sur-

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some media to photograph the site. On Tuesday Evening Jan 12, 4 people decided that the only way they were going to prevent an ecological disaster was by climbing into those very majestic and old trees whose life was in imminent jeopardy. Veteran “tree sitter” John Quigley; a newcomer to the art, Julia Posin, plus Andrea Bowers and Travis Jochimsen did exactly that under the cover of darkness and with the help of a few strong friends. Since the trees have now been executed and reduced to pulp, several in the media and some bloggers have come up with diverse and varied opinions about this and the other seriously controversial issues (i.e. the Coyote trappings that have finally stopped, or will in a few days) Arcadia faced in recent weeks. Glen Owens , Cam Stone and Christle Balvin as well as actress Darlyl Hannah who offered to bail out the “tree sitters” after their arrest were instrumental in the initial battle. It has come to our attention that Glen Owens has officially stepped away from the many environmental groups like the Sierra Club who stepped into the Arcadia Oaks debate for a more grassroots approach in attempting to fight the County. Owens has been the voice of reason in the disaster that occured on Jan 13 and feels a different approach is in order. He plans on sitting down with Supervisor Antonovich and Christle Balvin in coming weeks to discuss his plans.

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7th Grade Sierra Madre Middle School Student Wins First Place for MLK Essay Contest Continued from page 1 recently and we decided to In fact, even though we’ve print the thoughts of this 13 taken monumental strides to year-old Sierra Madre stu- overcome our flaws, we still dent. haven’t achieved all of the Amadea Tanner won inevitable. first place in the Middle If Martin Luther King Jr. School Division for her Mar- was here today, I believe that tin Luther King Jr. Essay. he would want to improve The MLK Essay Contest upon our flaws first before was sponsored by the MLK adding to our successes. He Community Coalition. This would want to start off with year’s essay topic was: “Looking back at Dr. King’s dreams, what advice would he give America’s leaders to move the country forward?” Amadea spoke on January 11th (Tues) in front of the MLK Community Coalition Essay Panel at Eliot Middle School to determine her ranking. The principal of Eliot Middle School, Peter Panel, was touched by her essay and invited her to speak on January 15 at their Beautification Day. Amadea Tanner Amadea is in 7th grade and is 13 yrs old. She attends Sierra Madre Middle education in particular. EduSchool. Here is her essay: cation provides us with the “Martin Luther King Jr.” knowledge we need to esMartin Luther King Jr. tablish right from wrong. If was a dreamer. But unlike we, as a country could fix the many other people from his excessive amounts of school time, he was determined to dropouts, then I believe we make his dreams a reality. could also fix other capaThrough thick and thin, he cious problems that we face. fought for what he believed For example, going to school in, and to this day, we have could reduce the amount of come far in achieving his gangs or gang violence that dreams. has been happening. Since Martin Luther King Dr. King was a well-educated wanted a world where every- man, he would know that one was equal, not judged lack of education is a domibased on the color of their nant factor in a lot of these skin. A few of his many occurrences. To quote him, wishes were having integrat- “Everything we see is a shaded schools, equal rights for ow cast by that which we do everyone, and no segrega- not see”. tion. In his time, not everyTo stop these school one was treated fairly. Black dropouts (and eventually people were discriminated the gang violence that could and cut off from sharing the potentially follow), Dr. King privileges that white people would seek America’s leadhad. They had to drink from ers first. He would provide separate water fountains, eat them with advice (such as at separate counters, sit in proposing to pay our teachers separate sections on the bus, more than they are currently and went to different and in- receiving in order to prevent ferior schools. On top of all any of their students from this, they were looked down dropping out and getting into upon, but thanks to Dr. King, trouble later down the road). our world isn’t like this to- In fact, I believe that if we paid our teachers nearly, if day. Today, America not the same amount as we doesn’t face segregation. pay our celebrities and sports We have integrated schools, figures, there would be no and consider everyone equal education problems. Plenty by law. African Americans of money could go to helping have the rights they deserved those who couldn’t afford to to have during and before go to school, and those who the time of Dr. King. But were in school wouldn’t our country still isn’t perfect. want to drop out because of

On Saturday, March 5 at Westfield Santa Anita, the Arcadia Chamber will present Business EXPO 2011, a March Madness event featuring our business members. Foothill Workforce investment Board will once again partner as Corporate Sponsor and will have a large presence at the March 5 EXPO in center court on both up-

the good quality education they would be receiving. If our leaders couldn’t stop this drop out problem, then Dr. King would take it on himself. He would make speeches, and lead non-violent protests (just as he did before) in order to grab America’s attention. When the country finally understood what would need to be done, our government would see that we really do need to pay more attention to our educators, rather than our entertainers. Martin Luther King’s dreams have very nearly been achieved. If he were here today, I think that he would want to focus on improving education and the number of school dropouts in order to make America better. If his supervision and power were here today, I believe that there wouldn’t be very many school dropouts or much gang violence at all. If we follow in Dr. King’s footsteps, we are likely to achieve completion on the road to success. If one man could do so much to make our country a better place, then just imagine the endless possibilities and effects the entire country could have.” Amadea Tanner was awarded a trophy with her named engraved and received $250 from the Tournament of Roses. She also received three proclamation certificates from local representatives. She will be receiving a Freedom Fighters certificate from the MLK Community Coalition in the near future.

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RISKS FROM HEAVY RAINFALL: Floods are a particularly common and costly hazard in Arizona, and can be caused by heavy rain, monsoons, and the remnants of tropical storms. Even mountainous areas are at risk, as higher grounds tend to funnel water down into canyons. In California, heavy rains through the winter and early spring are responsible for most of the state’s yearly rainfall, causing cresting rivers, backedup storm drains and saturated ground, all of which can lead to devastating floods. Nevada also has a significant winter rainy season due to intense storms that originate over the Pacific Ocean. INCREASED RISKS FROM WILDFIRES: Large scale wildfires during the summer and fall months have dramatically altered ground conditions in communities in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The charred ground that these fires produce lacks vegetation that typically helps absorb and slow excess water, increasing the likelihood of flooding and mudflows and causing significant damage to nearby properties. In 2010 alone, more than 142,000 acres in Arizona were severely damaged by wildfires, including the Schultz Wildfire in June, which burned more than 15,000 acres. Just one month later heavy rains brought severe flooding to the Flagstaff area. In 2009 the “Station” fire in Los Angeles County, CA burned more than 160,000 acres. Residents in Nevada should

also be aware of the flooding dangers associated with wildfires, which damaged more than 28,000 acres in 2010. Residents in every state and nationwide should know that flood insurance policies typically take 30 days to become effective, so the time to get protected is now. FEMA’s FloodSmart Campaign offers interactive tools to help homeowners understand their risk, including: A Wildfire Infographic illustrating the impact of wildfires on flooding A Cost of Flooding tool showing costs associated with varying levels of flooding Video of home and business owners who have experienced the benefits of flood coverage Individuals should visit FloodSmart.gov or call 1-800-427-2419 to learn how to prepare for floods, what to do if their area has been flooded, how to purchase a National Flood Insurance policy, and the benefits of protecting their home and property against flooding. For additional information, or to speak to FEMA representative, call the FEMA News desk at 202646-3272. For media inquiries specific to California, Arizona or Nevada, contact John Hamill at 510-627-7054. FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Light Rail Maintenance Continued from page 1 Road and replacement of two existing bridges along the 11.5-mile alignment. The site for the M&O Facility is in the city of Monrovia, and bounded by Evergreen Avenue on the north, Shamrock Avenue on the east, California Avenue on the west and Duarte Road on the south. “Approval of the SEIR is an important step in our process to ready the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa for final design and

construction” said Habib F. Balian, CEO of the Construction Authority. “It is especially important that we identified and environmentally cleared a site for the M&O Facility, a critical path item in the funding agreement between the Construction Authority and Metro.” These project updates will now be made part of the final project and integrated into an addendum to the Request for Propos-

als being sent to the three short-listed teams competing for the $450 million Design-Build contract. Proposals are due January 27, and a contract award is anticipated in April 2011. Final design will take approximately 8-9 months, and construction of the project will begin. Completion of the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa is anticipated in late 2014, adding six new stations to the Metro Gold Line light rail line.


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Iris Award Given to Ulises Gutierrez Ulises Gutierrez, leaders, including ChamYouth Alliance coordi- ber President Judy Gooler nator for the Santa Anita Family YMCA, was honored with The Iris Award, the equivalent of Citizen of the Year by the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Chamber’s an- Honoring the Citizen of the Year Gutierrez nual membership dinner and awards of Monrovia Escrows and presentations Jan. 21 at the Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, Doubletree Hotel attended (pictured with Gutierrez). by more than 200 of Mon- Once a troubled youth, rovia’s business and civic Gutierrez now helps and

inspires local youth to find their way and live their dreams through the Youth Alliance program that offers a comprehensive personal development program that provides middle school and high students with educational guidance, homework help, counseling, leadership training, and spiritual support. Among his many community involvements, Gutierrez also serves on the board of the Foothill Unity Center.

Candidate Forum Thursday at Pasadena Senior Center Sponsored by ACT and other Progressive Groups The progressive political group ACT, the Arroyo Democratic Club, AARP-California, the Senior Advocacy Council of Pasadena and the Pasadena Senior Center are co-hosting a Candidate Forum. The forum will include candidates for Pasadena Unified School District seats 4 and 6 and Pasadena City Council Districts 1, 4 and 6 (all the contested races on the March 8th ballot). Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 7:00 pm at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East

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Charles Parsons to Play Rachmaninoff with Pasadena Community Orchestra Save Friday, Jan. 28 for the next concert by the Pasadena Community Orchestra. Their concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene,

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Dread Zeppelin to Perform at Sierra Madre School Friday Night Opening Acts to Include Some of the Best Local School Talent for Annual Fundraiser Sierra Madre School Annual Fund will present the fourth annual family concert and family/student talent show featuring…….. Dread Zeppelin and some fabulous opening acts. “They did ‘Your Time Is Gonna Come’ better than we did.” - Robert Plant is reported to have said about the popular, ableit bizarre tribute band. Besides this inarguable endorsement, Dread Zeppelin garnered high accolades from the British and American music press upon their debut and has continue to entertain and amuse audiences for over twenty years. They sound like the Hammer of the Gods, but act so cool that even our tone-deaf friends like them. Oh yeah - Led Zeppelin inna reggae style

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agrees ), starred in a motion picture, and have toured in over thirty countries including Japan, Brazil, Australia and all of Europe. Their tight and sometimes shredfestual brand of reggae music combined with a stage show that re-defines

believe lead vocalist Tortelvis), a replica Ford Pinto, containing 5 reggae musicians, smokes its way onto another stage. This time it’s the The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California, one thousand and ninety nine performances later. “It’s a hot time in Orange County” Tort exclaims just before Charlie Haj, the man who hands him his water and towels on stage, gives him his final stage instructions. “Tortelvis, despite your age of 35, you’re obviously in poor health and way over weight. I know you’ve come to accept your appearance and so have your fans. So please, watch your step on the way to the stage”. And with that, the group that plays “Led Zeppelin music inna reggae style with an Elvis impersonator, is at it again! Since that day in 1989, Dread Zeppelin have released 12 cds, produced several videos (one in which Butt-head still says “whoa, that’s cool” and Beavis just

the word, have prompted even Robert Plant himself to speak out in support of Dread Zeppelin’s version of “Your Time Is Gonna Come” over his own Led Zeppelin version! As you know, Dread Zeppelin is fronted by lead singer TORTELVIS, described as a cross between Vegas era Elvis, Dracula, and Liberace! Tortelvis is always accompanied by his faithful manservant, CHARLIE HAJ. Charlie quietly wipes the brow of the “Pompadoured Butterball” and keeps him in fresh towels. Lead guitarist BUTT-BOY is a tall scary man with an obvious secret agenda. Bassist BOB KNARLEY, a geeky reggaemon and a darn good player, along with drummer ZIGGY KNARLEY, are often mistaken for killer reggae rhythm section, Sly and Robbie. Anchoring the whole thing together is keyboard player and now producer, Spice. Since the release in 1990 of their debut cd “Un-

Led-Ed” for IRS Records, Dread Zeppelin have continued to play to diehard fans and confused faces in crowds around the world for almost 20 years. While the make-up of the band has gone through a few member changes, the main forces of the band have remained to reveal new and old sounds, and look for a new generation of Led Zeppelin fans and anti-Led Zeppelin fans. Dread may always be considered to most, purely a novelty act. However, some may argue that unlike a number of those acts, the bands longevity is due to their ability to actually play. On their latest release, Bar Coda “, they managed to step back in time with their camp approach they are known for. Tortelvis, has made a career of imitating the vocal style and mannerisms of the late Elvis Presley. However, “the times they are a kinda changin.” While Tortelvis still carries some of the Elvis inflections into his own style, the music seems to be more timeless when not reverting to the use of fat, food or drug references, although their use of weaving many songs and riffs together make for laughs of their own. Produced and recorded by Spice (Dread Zeppelin’s longtime drummer), Bar Coda reveals possibly a more mature sound, laced with rhythmic oriented beats but still somehow sticking with the classic DZ formula. Butt-boy’s guitar adventurism is also evident when challenged to create more unique versions of familiar songs like That’s Alright Mama and The Lemon Song. At times the guitar echoes a sonic tone not unlike that of current bands, Korn and Limp Bizkit. Drummer Ziggy Knarley’s beats reflect an almost jazz / rock hybrid, mostly evident in tracks like No Woman No Cry and Out On The Tiles. Spice has taken over the reigns as Bob Knarley relinquishes his producer to role and as brings it on home with Bar Coda. A recording that takes its roots from “the old” Dread Zeppelin, (Led Zeppelin, Elvis

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Black History Month Kicks off with “Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader” - Documentary Screening and Q and A

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o kick off the celebration of Black History Month in Southern California, a FREE Film Screening and Question and Answer Session with Stuart A. Goldman, Executive Producer of “Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader,” a new documentary film about the

formative years of President Barack H. Obama, will be presented by the Compton High School Alumni Association in conjunction with Compton High School and Corky Hale Productions, on Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Compton High School Auditorium;

601 South Acacia Avenue (between Compton Boulevard and Alondra Boulevard); Compton, CA 90220 near the courthouse. Admission to the event is FREE of charge and open to the general public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Event attendees are encouraged

to arrive at least 15 – 30 minutes in advance of the program start time. FREE Parking will be available on campus and on nearby streets. Opening Comments will be made by the Principal of Compton High School, Jesse Jones. A Question and Answer Session will be moderated by Deborah Spottsville, President of the Compton High School Alumni Association. Copies of the DVD of the documentary film will also be available for sale at the event. For further information, please visit the website, www. comptonhighalumni.org or call Compton High School at 310-635-3881. Deborah Spottsville, President of the Compton High School Alumni Association, said: “We are honored to be celebrating the kick off of Black History Month here in Southern California with a special screening of the documentary film, ‘Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader,’ which docu-

ments the path of our nation’s current President which ultimately led to The White House. This film is an important part of not only black history, but American history as well. The film also serves as an inspiration for people of all ages, especially young students who are in the process of planning their futures. As a special treat, we will have the opportunity to speak with the Executive Producer of the film, Stuart A. Goldman, about the making of his film.” “Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader” traces the early path of a man destined to make history and to be a catalyst for global change, a man who would become known throughout the world as Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States. The documentary film, produced by The Stuart Goldman Co.; distributed by Little Dizzy Home Video; executive produced and written by Stuart A. Goldman; co-produced,

written and directed by the late Robert Yuhas, and narrated by actor Phil LaMarr, features footage from three of the earliest known recorded interviews with Barack Obama: a 12-minute never-before-seen “lost” interview from 1993, which never aired, and was filmed in Chicago by an aspiring inner-city documentary producer, Zeke Gonzalez; a 1990 clip from a news interview of Obama after he was elected President of the Harvard Law Review; and a 1986 WMAQChicago news story about Obama’s earliest success as a community activist, which hasn’t been aired publicly since its original local broadcast 23 years ago. The film also includes excerpts from Obama’s audio book reading of Dreams of My Father. In the “lost” interview footage presented in the film, Obama is just 32-years-old, two years out of law school and champi-

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Lunar New Year Celebration The 47th Annual Pasadena Showcase House of The Temple City Chinese American Association and the City of Temple City will co-sponsor a Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 29. The event will be held at Temple City Park, 9701 Las Tunas Drive from 1:30 p.m. -4 p.m. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit as you spend the afternoon enjoying entertainment (including the traditional Lion Dance), displays, demonstrations, food samples, craft booths and free crafts for children. Restaurants and bakeries joining us this year are Bull Demon King Café, Dumpling House Restaurant, Green Island Restaurant, Tea Station, Won

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Unveils Celebrated Architect Paul R. Williams' Estate and Kicks-off Community Music and Arts Programs Fundraising Efforts Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), an all-volunteer non-profit organization, supporting outstanding music and arts programs throughout the greater Pasadena-area community, held its Empty House Party this past Friday drawing more than 600 guests. The event unveiled the 47th Pasadena Showcase House of Design prior to renovation and kicked-off the organization’s annual fundraising efforts. Over the next three months, 24 acclaimed interior and exterior designers from all over Southern California will transform this English Period Revival-style estate designed by celebrated architect Paul R. Williams into an inspiring, must-see destination for design enthusiasts and industry professionals. “We are most fortu-

nate to be in partnership with some superb designers this year,” said PSHA Benefit Chairman Kathryn Hofgaarden. “Their plans for the renovation are remarkably innovative and will undoubtedly offer every visitor inspiration and enjoyment as well as practical information.” Walking past expansive pastoral grounds, guests gathered inside this elegantly designed, architecturally detailed house while viewing illustrations and descriptions of the designers’ concepts. An extraordinary selection of culinary delights were offered to guests at gourmet stations located throughout the house. The menu, created by Peggy Dark of The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, included savory seafood, farm fresh grilled vegetables, delectable hors d’oeuvres and sumptuous desserts. Showcase 2011 highlights one of Williams’ earlier designs that boast Old World charm and masterful detail. Built in 1927, Williams borrowed ideas from the past without using excessive ornamentation and married traditional architectural styles with smart, stylized looks. Resting in the heart of La Canada Flintridge, California, the estate features a 7,200+ square foot home, 1,800

square foot guesthouse, eight gardens, championship concrete tennis court, oversized swimming pool and accompanying pool house on 4.5 acres. In addition, the Showcase will feature for the first time in 47 years, a three-car garage as a design space. Outfitted with hearty design elements, such as custom-light fixtures made

from welding tanks, this man cave will also house a wine refrigerator, beer tap and flat screen TV for the ultimate hangout. One of the oldest house and garden tours, the 2011 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be open from April 17 – May 15, 2011. The

proceeds from the Showcase support music and arts enrichment programs throughout the community. Since its inception, the Showcase has helped raised over 17 million dollars and brought music programs to hundreds of thousands of school kids throughout Southern California. Every year, volunteers come together to make the Showcase possible and this year is no exception. “I am inspired and amazed by the tireless efforts of our devoted volunteers working to transform this property into the 2011 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. I am really proud to be part of the organization,” said PSHA President Marti Farley. Approximately 35,000 guests will visit the Showcase House this spring to view the results of the time and dedication invested by the designers and the PSHA volunteers. For more information visit PasadenaShowcase.org. Tickets cost between $30$40 and can be ordered by mail, online or by calling 714-442-3872. For updates on construction and to follow the story of Showcase 2011, please visit PSHA on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pasadena-Showcase-House-ForThe-Arts/182693644177


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2 -Year -Old Battles Cancer

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Continued from page 1 friendship with owner, and Emily’s parents obviAlex Weiser and some ously want to be there for of the employees at the their child. farms. Weiser told BelThe distinctive dinner tran about a young fam- will be an exciting night of ily facing a particularly culinary creations presentdaunting struggle with ed in courses prepared by illness. Approximately three months ago, two-year-old Emily Rico from Pasadena was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a painful nerve cancer located in her stomach. The young child has already spent more than a month in Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles where she is presently undergoing intensive chemo- Emily Rico with father Gerardo therapy. Emily is scheduled for surgery to some of Pasadena’s finest remove a massive tumor chefs on February 2, at on Monday. 7pm. Beltran has planned a Along with food dofundraising dining experi- nations from Weiser Famence (thanks to the friend- ily Farms, the talents of ship Beltran and Weiser chefs from Noir Food and have developed) to help Wine, Claud & Company raise necessary funds. Catering, Quadrupel BrasEmily’s father, Gerar- serie, Japon Bistro and do , who works for Weiser Europanne Bakery will Farms, and his wife, Vale- help make this a night to ria Juarez, do not have remember while helping a sufficient funds for the bal- very special young child at ance of the operation or for the same time. the time they need to take Claud Beltran, Adam off from work during this Levoe, Clarence Wong critical time period. Part of and Sumi Chang are dedithe healing process is emo- cated professional chefs tional as well as physical who have poured their

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Huntington Memorial Hospital has added a new member and one returning member to its board of directors, Louise Henry Bryson, Chair Emeriti of the board of trustees for the J. Paul Getty Trust and Armando Gonzalez, FAIA, founder and principal of Gonzalez Goodale Architects respectively. “We are excited to have Louise join us at such an important juncture in the healthcare industry. Her extensive media experience and business acumen will help to guide us as we navigate the challenges of healthcare reform,” said Stephen A. Ralph, Huntington Hospital’s president and CEO. “And we warmly welcome Armando back to the board. His knowledge of the building industry will once again prove instrumental as we work to complete our emergency department expansion project and move forward with our facility master plan.” Ms. Bryson’s media career has spanned over 30 years. She most recently served as president of distribution for Lifetime Entertainment Services and executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime Movie Network. Prior to working with Lifetime Entertainment, Ms. Bryson was a senior vice president at Fx Networks where she was responsible for distribution of cable

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Temple City Voice and TCHS to Co-Sponsor Becoming Barack City Council Candidates’ Forum Continued from page 9 The Temple City Voice and Temple City High School Junior State of America (JSA) have agreed to co-sponsor a City Council candidates’ forum on Sunday, February 13, at the Live Oak Park Community Center. On March 8, the registered voters of the Temple

City will cast ballots for candidates running for City Council. There are six candidates running for three seats. All three incumbents have filed to run for re-election. The forum will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The doors will be open to the public at

2:45 p.m. The Temple City High School Junior State of America is a non-profit, student-run organization devoted to empowering the youth to become active, well-informed citizens and effective leaders within the community.

Congressman Dreier Comments on President’s State of the Union Address Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued the following statement on Wednesday evening in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: “Job creation and economic growth are our most urgent national priorities. I hope the President’s speech tonight is the start a genuine effort to focus on them. The pend-

ing free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea represent a key opportunity for us to work together in a bipartisan way to give our economy a shot in the arm and enhance important bilateral relationships. I applaud the President’s attention to these important economic agreements. Now, I urge him to follow through by sending all three to the Congress for

their immediate approval. I completely concur with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus that these agreements have languished long enough. Combined with a return to pre-bailout, pre-binge spending levels and real tax reform, passage of these FTAs can help put our economy back on solid footing and get people back to work.”

oning the needs of Chicago’s inner-city residents, a Professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago, a fervent community organizer and a newlywed who had not yet contemplated running for public office. The film also features rare personal photos; interviews with family members and Chicago-area leaders in business and in grassroots community organizations who knew Obama intimately during his formative years, each sharing personal memories and anecdotes; and historic photos and video footage of “Obama’s Chicago” in the mid ‘80s through the early ‘90s. Interviewees in the film

political leadership in the black community to operate with clarity and integrity.” Stuart A. Goldman, Executive Producer of the film, said: “It isn’t as if Obama transformed the South Side of Chicago, the story is how the South Side of Chicago transformed Obama.” The 1993 never-beseen “lost” interview video in the film was shot by filmmaker, Zeke Gonzalez, who was 21-years-old at the time. In the video clip, Obama talks about his future in politics by saying: “My general view about politics and running for office is that if you end up being fortunate enough to have the opportunity to

include: Auma Obama, the President’s African American half-sister who introduced him to his African roots; Jerry Kellman, Founder of Chicago’s Developing Communities Project, who gave Obama his first community organizing job; Loretta Augustine-Herron, who worked with Obama on the Developing Communities Project at Altgeld Gardens when he was still in his 20s; Judd Miner, whose law firm employed Obama for 10 years; Douglas Baird, former Dean of the University of Chicago Law School where Obama once taught as a law professor; Mike Kruglik, an organizer who helped nurture Obama’s skills on Chicago’s South Side in the 1980s; Reverend/Dr. Alvin Love, pastor of Lilydale Baptist church and one of many ministers that Obama worked with in the community; and many others. In the film Obama discusses the challenges confronting Chicago’s black community while he was living there by saying: “The burden is on all the

serve, it is because you got a track record of service in the community and I think right now, I am still building up that track record and if it, a point comes where I think that I might do more good in a political office” than someone else, “I might think about it, but that time is certainly in the future.” Also included in the film is part of President Obama’s election night speech on November 5, 2008, when he said: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the Dream of our Founders is still alive in our time…tonight is your answer.” Stuart A. Goldman, Principal of the Stuart Goldman Company (SGC), has received more that 40 industry awards. SGC projects have included: the PBS Black History Month Documentary, “Alberta Hunter: My Castle’s Rockin’;” the CBS-TV movie, “Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean;” the acclaimed documentary,

“Elvis in Hollywood;” the 10-part PBS series, “Joseph Campbell: Mythos;” and “Elvis & June: A Love Story,” now running on The Biography Channel. In 2010, “Becoming Barack: The Evolution of a Leader,” premiered on President’s Day on BET Networks. “ B E C O M I N G BARACK: EVOLUTION OF A LEADER” To kick off the celebration of Black History Month in Southern California, a Free Film Screening and Question and Answer Session with Stuart A. Goldman, Executive Producer of “Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader,” a new documentary film about the formative years of President Barack H. Obama, will be presented by the Compton High School Alumni Association in conjunction with Compton High School and Corky Hale Productions. Jesse Jones, Principal of Compton High School will make Introductory Comments. Deborah Spottsville, President of the Compton High School Alumni Association, will moderate the Question and Answer Session following the film screening. FREE Movie Screening of “Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader,” followed by a Question and Answer Session with the film’s Executive Producer, Stuart A. Goldman. Compton High School Auditorium; 601 South Acacia Avenue (between Compton Boulevard and Alondra Boulevard); Compton, CA 90220 near the courthouse. Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Admission is FREE of charge and open to the general public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Event attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 15 – 30 minutes in advance of the program start time. FREE Parking will be available on campus and on nearby streets. Copies of the DVD of the documentary film will also be available for sale at the event. For further information, please visit the website, www.comptonhighalumni.org, or call Compton High School at 310-635-3881.


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Monrovia Mayor Lutz Delivers State of City Address Continued from page 1 several very good things had occurred during the year. She noted that the Police Department had won an international award, the Monrovia Area Partnership had

125 years ago in another time of tough economic conditions, but that the city had thrived. She said that Monrovia could do that again. She did not gloss over

guided the city council and staff: “Maintaining Monrovia’s financial footing and stability and doing our jobs efficiently and effectively; keeping Monrovia safe and keeping our infrastructure

some layoffs. Other positions were cut to part time. She noted that “Yet, it is the Council’s policy that vital services will remain largely untouched by these cuts. Public Safety remains our top operational priority, second only to financial responsibility.” There were some pieces of good news: sales tax revenues were up 6% in 2009/2010 and the numbers from the last part of 2010 look promising and that sales and leases in local auto dealerships had been increasing, another source of local revenue. Lutz was highly critical of Governor Jerry Brown’s plans to eliminate funding for redevelopment and re-

including the Krikorian Theatre itself. She said doing away with redevelopment “is a leap in the wrong direction” in a time when new jobs need to be created and the economy needs stimulation. She did point out that the Gold Line extension would be starting soon and the Environmental Impact Report for a potential Maintenance and Operations Yard here in Monrovia had just been approved by the Gold Line Construction Authority moving that project one step closer to realization. The M&O Yard would mean the potential for many new jobs in the city and workers using city businesses.

direct that money to fund other things. She called in “shortsighted” and pointed to all the projects that had been created in Monrovia with redevelopment funds

Lutz said that with the potential of losing redevelopment money, the city had “already begun shifting our emphasis to Economic Development,

Mayor Mary Ann Lutz -Photos by Terry Miller won a national award and the Monrovia High School football team had won a CIF Championship. Lutz noted that there were several economic challenges, but that the city council, the city staff and the community were committed to facing those challenges. She pointed out to those assembled that Monrovia was founded

some of the difficulties. Lutz said the unemployment rate in Monrovia was nearly 11%, and that 36% of city’s moneys for the year come from property and sales taxes and that for several years these have been in decline. She also noted that costs have been increasing for several years. Lutz reiterated what she called the Five Pillars of City Governance that have

strong; and respecting and preserving Monrovia’s historical character and quality of life.” Lutz said that the city has made many cuts over the past few years. Departments had had to cut back across the board and city staffing has been cut by 122%, largely through attrition, early retirement and

throwing our decades of redevelopment know-how and resources in slightly different directions, but with the same intent and the same result – productive and profitable businesses operating in a vibrant public sector.” Lutz said there were things that citizens could do to assist in these economic times. “Shop Monrovia” was one of her major themes pointing out that this aided the sales tax revenue and kept jobs in town. She praised the city staff, volunteers and citizens saying “This is Team Monrovia, and it’s a team that you can be proud of. “The public officials and public employees of the City of Monrovia are good people doing difficult jobs, and doing them exceptionally well. Monrovia is not Bell. Monrovia is not Vernon, nor is it the State of California. “We have an open, pro-active and responsive government. Our citizens are engaged. Communication here flows freely, both ways.” As much as Lutz praised the city for working together, she was critical of the state and its actions. There was one interesting surprise at the conclusion of her remarks. She unveiled, what she called a new logo for the city in its 125 year.

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Life Remembered José Espinosa José Espinosa, a multitalented Jazz and Latin inspired musician and a founding member of the musical group Ozomatli, passed away Wednesday January 5, 2011 after a long fight against

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For the period of Sunday, January 16, through Saturday, January 22, the Police Department responded to 952 calls for service of which 120 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, January 16: Between 8:50 p.m. on January 15 and 11:20 a.m. on January 16, a commercial burglary occurred at Westfield Mall. Unknown suspect(s) entered a secured T-Mobile stockroom and stole about 100 cellular phones. Units responded to Ralphs, 1101 West Huntington, in reference to a theft that just occurred. A female suspect concealed merchandise in her purse and then left the store without paying for the items. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 25-year-old Caucasian was taken into custody for petty theft. Monday, January 17: A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of West Duarte between 9:45 a.m. and 11:25 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked kitchen window and then stole jewelry and a watch for an estimated loss of $8,200. Shortly after 4:00 p.m., a bicyclist versus auto traffic accident occurred at Baldwin and Longden. A 71-year-old male bicyclist rode through a red light and was struck by a vehicle. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later succumbed to his injuries. Tuesday, January 18: Around 12:20 p.m., units responded to the 5800 block of South Baldwin regarding a suspect threatening to kill her mother with a firearm. A perimeter was established and a 19-year-old female Caucasian suspect eventually exited the house and was taken into custody for assault with a deadly

weapon and making terrorist threats. A rifle was found inside the house. While a victim was walking in the 00 block of East Duarte around 12:30 p.m., a group of male Asian suspects approached and attacked him. The victim was struck with fists and kicked repeatedly while he was on the ground and his wallet was also taken. The suspects then fled in a black sedan. An area search was conducted, but the suspects were not located. Further investigation led to the arrests of 5 male Asian suspects, 16 to 18 years of age, on January 20. The suspects were charged with conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, threaten crime with intent to terrorize, and robbery. Wednesday, January 19: Units were dispatched to Nordstrom around 5:22 p.m. regarding two female employees detained for theft. An internal investigation revealed that the two employees worked together to make fraudulent returns and then credited over $1,200 to their personal accounts. A 26-year-old Caucasian and a 24-year-old Hispanic were taken into custody for commercial burglary Thursday, January 20: Two victims came to the station around 4:14 p.m. to file an identity theft report. Between November 29 and January 20, unknown suspect(s) used the victims’ personal information to open a credit card account and made over $16,500 in fraudulent charges at Nordstrom. Between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 100 block of East Live Oak. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole a designer purse containing cash, ex-

pensive jewelry, and a Cartier watch for a reported loss of $18,600. Shortly after 9:00 p.m., a traffic collision occurred at California and Santa Anita. An intoxicated driver rearended a parked BMW, and a 28-year-old male Caucasian driver was arrested for DUI and a $35,000 outstanding warrant. Friday, January 21: Officers were called to the 1600 block of Lovell around 11:45 a.m. in reference to a disturbance. Apparently during a fit of rage, a 26-year-old female Asian threatened to kill her 73-yearold grandmother and then struck her, causing the victim to fall and hit her head against a piano. The woman was transported to AMH for treatment, and the suspect was arrested for elder abuse and making terrorist threats. Around 1:45 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted at Huntington and Gate 1 for driving the wrong way on a oneway street. An intoxicated 21-year-old female Hispanic driver was arrested for DUI. Saturday, January 22: Loss prevention personnel from Old Navy advised that they had detained a woman for theft around 5:49 p.m. The suspect concealed merchandise in her purse and then left the store without making payment. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 26-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for commercial burglary. Additional stolen property from Wet Seal, Forever 21, and American Apparel were recovered. Shortly before 11:00 p.m., units responded to the racetrack regarding an attempted theft of hay bales. Two male Hispanic suspects backed a truck to a large pile of hay bales and began

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POLICE BLOTTERS driver is a convicted felon. He was arrested and booked for several felony charges. Injury Traffic Collision On January 17 at 5:08 p.m., a 13-year-old bicyclist was hit in the crosswalk at Mountain and Wildrose. The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and paramedics were requested. The 13-year-old said he was a little sore, but did not want to be taken to a hospital by ambulance. His parents said they would take him later if there was a need. A traffic accident investigation was conducted. Possession of Burglary Tools - Suspect Arrested On January 18 at 3:29 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Pomona and California and observed a suspicious subject who is known for burglary and is on parole. The officer contacted and searched the individual and found he was in possession of lock picks and slugs in the size and shape of a U.S. dollar coin. The suspect was arrested. Commercial Burglary On January 19 at 3:07 a.m., an employee of a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth reported a burglary committed by a male suspect seen on video entering the rear of the hotel through an unlocked door. The suspect approached the front counter while the clerk was away, forced open the cash register, and removed an unknown amount of cash. Once a copy of the video is available, it will be provided to police. The investigation is continuing. Residential Hot Prowl Burglary On January 19 at 4:43 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of East Duarte was preparing to go to work when she discovered her purse was missing. Upon further investigation, she discovered her kitchen window screen had been removed. Apparently, someone opened the unlocked kitchen window, removed the victim’s keys from the kitchen counter, and unlocked the door. Once inside, the suspect took the victim’s purse. The investigation is continuing.

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During the week of Sunday, January 16th, to Saturday January 22nd, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 360 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.

Tuesday, January 18th: 11:03 AM- Make Annoying Telephone Calls, 100 blk. E Montecito Ave. A Sierra Madre resident reported annoying and unwanted telephone calls. 6:23 PM- Grand Theft Exceeding $400.00, 300 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked car that was parked in a business parking lot. The loss included a purple purse, a black notebook laptop computer, EETC model, valued at $325, Nikon Coolpix camera worth $220, and a black Coach wallet valued at $225.00, containing a driver’s license, bank cards and $26.00 in cash. Wednesday, January 19th: 4:03 PM- Under the Influence of Controlled Substance, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officers responded to a call regarding a man having chest pains. The man had snorted his prescription medicine to get high and needed medical attention. He was taken to Arcadia Methodist Hospital due to the overdose medication. 7:31 PM- DUI Alcohol/ Drugs, 400 N. Michillinda Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and saw that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The officer arrested the Huntington Beach man and booked him at the Pasadena jail. Thursday, January 20th: 8:23 PM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, Michillinda Ave and Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the two of the passengers were in possession of marijuana. Both Pasadena residents were cited and released with a written promise to appear and released with a warning. Friday, January 21st: 9:45 PM- Possession of Tobacco Under 18, Mira Monte and Mountain Trail, Mt. Wilson Trail Park. Officers responded to a call regarding juveniles skateboarding at Mt. Wilson Trail Park. Officers cited two Sierra Madre minors for possession of tobacco. *As of January 23, 2011, officers have taken over 515 credit card fraud cases from the EVG gas station at 50 S. Baldwin Ave. since the first fraud was reported on December 27, 2010. The loss now exceeds $245,000.

Fast Cars and Gourmet Food Trucks take to the Tracks at Irwindale Gourmet food might not be the first thing that people think about when championship-caliber NASCAR stock car racing comes to mind. And come to mind as it might, the biggest NASCAR race of the year is on tap for this weekend (Friday and Saturday, Jan 28-29) at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale. Of course, when you’re celebrating an event as exciting and important as the 8th annual Toyota All-Star Showdown, pre-race celebrations seem to be the order of the day (and the evening) And a parking lot full of Gourmet Food Trucks parked right under the track’s exclusive NOS Energy Drink VIP Viewing (and Partying) Deck (located high atop the track s executive offices) just seems to be a natural here in “Cali”. So fans of good food AND fast stock cars are invited out to Toyota Speedway on Thursday evening, January 27 to hang out on the upper deck, tuck into some super-scrumptious food, quaff an adult beverage, or ramp up the action with a cold NOS Energy drink or two, and watch as some of the top NASCAR short track drivers in the country set up their steeds for the single most important race of two seasons. In effect, the annual Toyota All-Star Showdown is the national event that not only closes racing for 2010 out by bringing all the champions together one last time, and, at the same time, it also kicks off the 2011 season. Do well here, and set the pace for the year ahead. Get noticed here in Irwindale (there s 6 hours of live TV on Speed!) and your chances to go further

faster in NASCAR are thus accelerated smartly. Sharing the front row of the grid are host trucks (and these are their Twitter addresses, friends:) @ChopChopTruck (Singaporean/ American) and @creamery1 (AutoGelato/Ice Cream) a top qualifier and a great finisher. Upstairs at on the NOS VIP Party Deck there’ll be full bar service and a unique “Coming Straight At You” view of some of the top west coast NASCAR stock car racers running hard and fast on the banked oval that they ve called “LA’s Half-Mile Super Speedway” since the day it opened in 1999. Here’s the kicker for all of the above Admission and parking on Thursday night from 5-10PM? How’s F-R-EE hit your wallet? It’s a great way to have a great dinner and see some great stock car action in maybe the most unique supper setting ever. No reservations, no neck-choking tie, or stiff dinner jacket, nor slinky cocktail dress with obligatory single strand of pearls are required. Skip the shoe-shine, and leave those 4-inch heels home in the walk-in. Sweat shirts; jeans, racer jackets, and ball caps are the dress code for this one, comfortable casual is the style because we’re talking “Gourmet (English translation: wonderfully tasty) Food” served by fun people at a wild place for a meal. Hey Just cup your ear and follow your nose! The first hundred people in attendance get a pair of free admission tickets to Friday night’s All-Star Opener January 28.

Sierra Madre Dread Zeppelin Fundraiser Continued from page 8 and reggae). Who knew! Celebration Day, The Lemon Song, No Woman No Cry, The Ocean, The Rover, Suspicious Minds, Out On The Tiles, That’s Alright Mama, Thank You and title track Bar Coda. I have a feeling that Mr. Plant will be “thanking” Dread Zeppelin for their version of Thank You and even preferring it over his own just like in the old days. 7:00 p.m., January

28, 2011 Tickets are only $10.00 - $25.00 The concert will be held at the Sierra Madre School Auditorium located at 141 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre Orchestra seating $25.00 for rows A, B, C, D General Admission Seating $10.00 Tickets can be purchased at the door or in the main office.

PUBLIC NOTICES TS #: CA-09-277164-TC Order #: 090305989-CADCI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/11/2008. 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 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): Manuel Barrios , a married man as his sole and separate property Recorded: 4/23/2008 as Instrument No. 20080707383 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California; Date of Sale: 2/8/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $476,384.26 The purported property address is: 2654 Treelane Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 Assessors Parcel No. 8511-013-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. This notice is sent for the purpose of collecting a debt. This firm is attempting to collect a debt on behalf of the holder and owner of the note. Any information obtained by or provided to this firm or the creditor will be used for that purpose. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P789448 1/13, 1/20, 01/27/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10393487-TC Order #: 100609479-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2006. 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): VAN PHAN , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1957667 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/7/2011 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: $909,369.41 The purported property address is: 6131 KAUFFMAN AVE TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5385-017-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole

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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: 1/12/2011 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3858047 01/13/2011, 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0131409 Title Order No. 10-8-471313 Investor/Insurer No. 1710206632 APN No. 5388-012-060 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/14/2009. 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 BING C. AKERS, dated 07/14/2009 and recorded 07/21/09, as Instrument No. 20091100126, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/10/2011 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: 5054 SERENO DRIVE B, 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 $430,373.69. 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: 01/13/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3858163 01/13/2011, 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011 T.S. No.: 2010-04816 Loan No.: 40523441 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/3/2006. 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 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: JOSE R FLORES AND MARIA G FLORES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 10/19/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2322497 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 2/9/2011 at 9:30 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: $480,457.80 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 222 East Evergreen Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 A.P.N.: 8513-010-022 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

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Continued from page 17 date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan 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: 1/5/2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 9608299 __________________________________ Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Publish: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0134700 Title Order No. 10-8-480508 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 5780-003-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/20/2006. 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 NEIL G DODD, AND MARIA R DODD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 06/20/2006 and recorded 06/27/06, as Instrument No. 06 1413220, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/17/2011 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: 1207 S. 5TH AVENUE, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. 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 $419,879.80. 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: 01/19/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3860573 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-10857-6 . Loan No. 0000042044 Title Order No. 5811196 APN 8574-004-044 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 26, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 9, 2011, at 10:30 AM, at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duiy appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 4, 2005, as Instrument No. 05 1856041 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: ANDREA OLIVAS. A UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5026 PERSIMMON AVE, TEMPLE CITY, CA91780 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $473,931.21 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the

issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 1/16/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300 Tustin, CA 92780 714-508-5100 Michael Busby Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3879238 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10394058-TC Order #: 100613495-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GENICHI ITO AND SHIJIYO ITO , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/12/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1933804 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/14/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $478,929.93 The purported property address is: 2301S 4TH AVE ARCADIA, CA 91006 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5790-025-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders rights’ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3862041 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-08218568-CH Order #: 080110881-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/4/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAIME GALLEGOS, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 1/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20070070757 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/14/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $316,279.30 The purported property address is: 122 EAST CYPRESS AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 90016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508012-030 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication

of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. 4708 Mercantile Drive North Ft. Worth TX 76137 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325-3502 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3884345 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 Trustee Sale No. 732287CA Loan No. 5304281743 Title Order No. 090237944-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 2/10/2011 at 10:30 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12/21/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-2839871, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Gil L. Munoz, a married man as his sole and separate property, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) solely as nominee for lender, Paul Financial, LLC., It’s successors and assigns, 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 front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $494,540.15 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5440 Mapletree Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 APN Number: 8572-012-025 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: 1/11/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Ave MailStop CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P790509 1/20, 1/27, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10398445-AL Order #: 100657574-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/27/2006. 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): JOSE L VIRGEN , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/29/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2172452 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/22/2011 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: $432,011.94 The purported property address is: 175N ENCINITAS AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8519-026-004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any

liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3872306 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF BETTE STORM Case No. GP015738 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of BETTE STORM A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Landi Riley in the Superior Court of California, Coun-ty of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that Landi Riley be appointed as personal representa-tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on March 18, 2011 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. A located at 300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the de-ceased, you must file your claim with

the court and mail a copy to the personal representative ap-pointed by the court within four months from the date of first is-suance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hear-ing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MOLLY K SHIPP ESQ SBN 202797 LAW OFFICE OF MOLLY K SHIPP 880 BLUEBIRD CYN DR LAGUNA BEACH CA 92651 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA08001745-10-1. Title Order No. 100634790-CA-LPI Loan No. 1004639559 APN 5775-009-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 13, 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 February 23, 2011, at 10:30 AM, at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc., dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 21, 2007, as Instrument No. 20070370313 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: DAVID K. KIRBY AND SUSAN L. KIRBY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, in favor of ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 261 OAKHURST LANE, ARCADIA, CA 91007 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $750,227.24 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: January 27, 2011 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08001745-10-1. 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA

92614 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded or the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3893316 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011, 02/10/2011 Escrow No. 087757-FM NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The name(s) and business address of the seller are: PWS, INC., 6500 Flotilla Street, Los Angeles, CA 90040 The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: 6500 Flotilla St., Los Angeles, CA 90040 As listed by the seller, all other business and addresses used by the seller(s) within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: (If ``none``, so state) None The name(s) and business address of the buyer are: STEPHEN KANG and RUTH KANG, 186 E. Fairfield Dr., Claremont, CA 91711 The assets to be sold are described in general as: furniture, fixture, equipment, machinery, vending, equipment, tenant’s improvements, and covenant not to compete and are located at: 1319 E. Huntington Dr., Duarte, CA 91010 The business name used by the seller at that location is: COIN LAUNDRY The anticipated date of the bulk sale is February 14, 2011 at the office of GLEN OAKS ESCROW, INC., 6100 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91201 This bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is GLEN OAKS ESCROW, INC., 6100 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91201, and the last date for filing claims shall be February 11, 2011, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: January 7, 2011 STEPHEN KANG, RUTH KANG, Buyer(s) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILINGS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110077069 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ARC MOTION REHABILITATION; ARC MOTION; ARC MOTION REHABILITATION MEDICINE, 51 N. 5th Ave. Suite 301, Arcadia, CA 91006. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Wei-Ching Lee. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 13, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly January 20, 2011, January 27, 2011, February 3, 2011, February 10, 2011

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MUST SEE!

$455,000

Beautiful two story home with 3bdrm 3bth features remodeled kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, breakfast bar, dining room w/beautiful new chandelier, chocolate hardware floors, new carpet in bdrms, gas FP, CA & heat, large 2 car garage w/storage, spacious backyard, private covered patio. (D2647)

CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. 626-301-1888

CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

RARE SINGLE LEVEL CONDO

GLENDORA SCHOOLS!

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FAMILY HOME

$395,000

This 3bdrm 2bth home has been remodeled with many modern upgrades. Set back from the street with a long driveway, fenced large flat back yard, modern kitchen w/maple cabinets, white appliances, contemporary bathrooms w/custom ceramic tiles, laminate flooring throughout, crown moldings’, and much more! (C228)

CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

ONE LEVEL CONDO

$319,000

This great two bedroom condo located north of Foothill in Monrovia, features living room w/fireplace, dining area, indoor laundry and master suite. Common area is well maintained with lovely gardens, recreation room, pool and spa. Corner Unit! (FOO)

CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. 626-301-1888

CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD.

GREAT LOCATION

$388,888

Lovely 3 bdrm, 3 bth, second floor end unit with private driveway, remodeled, updated, large master suite, two balconies, spacious fenced back yard, close to shopping and transportation and view of mountain peaks and hills. Must see to appreciate. (A227)

$379,000

Located in Sierra Madre’s Hastings Oaks complex this 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath one level very special condo with parquet floors, fireplace, 2 large patios, 2 covered parking spaces, newer FA/ CA and pool. (S680)

$329,000

This 3 bed/ 2 bath home located on a beautiful tree lined street features a newly updated kitchen, living/dining rooms with pergo floors and large family with fireplace. Beautiful large flat backyard with sparkling above ground pool. Just steps from school, shops and grocery. (MAU)

CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY (626) 355-1451

CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. (626) 301-1888

UPGRADED TOWNHOME

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

AZUSA CONDO

WEST COVINA

CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD.

CENTURY 21 EARLL, LTD. 626-301-1888

$229,000

626-301-1888

$179,900

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

CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC

$49,000

Lovely well kept large 3bdrm 2bth Mobile Home with new wall to wall carpet, new paint interior and exterior, study or den, CA & heat, large patio, good size backyard. Located in the Friendly Village park with community pool, spa, club house, pool table and pet friendly. (V3033)

CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC (626) 445-0123

CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY

(626) 301-1888

(626) 445-0123

(626) 355-1451

320 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., ARCADIA

20 E. FOOTHILL BLVD. SUITE 105, ARCADIA

38 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

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