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Same Sex Marriages on Hold Pending 9th Circuit Appeals A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state’s gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumped a lower court Judge Walker’s order that would have allowed county clerks to begin issuing marriage li-

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censes to same-sex couples on Wednesday. Lawyers for the two gay couples that challenged the ban said Monday they would not appeal the panel’s decision on the stay to the U.S. Supreme Court. They said they were satisfied the appeals court had agreed to expedite its consideration of the Proposition 8 case by scheduling oral arguments for the week of Dec. 6.

Pasadena to CelebrateWomens' Right to Vote 19th Amendment Passes90 Years ago

Los Angeles County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Darlene Robles jestures enthusiastically that test scores are going up and State Superintendent of Schools, Jack O’Connell, concurs with a thumbs up at a press conference Monday at Cleveland School in Pasadena -Photos by Terry Miller

BY TERRY MILLER On August 26, celebrants of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote will convene on Pasadena City Hall for a march around the iconic building . From 6-8pm. The Women’s Organizations of Greater Pasadena will hold rallies, speeches and entertainment as well as food in the courtyard following the march. The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of

the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920. Beginning in the 1800s, women organized, petitioned, and picketed to win the right to vote, but it took decades to accomplish this purpose. Between 1878, when the amendment was first introduced in Congress, and August 18, 1920, when it was ratified, champions of voting rights for women worked tirelessly, but strategies for achieving their goal varied. Some pursued a strategy of passing suffrage acts in each state—nine western states adopted woman suffrage legislation by 1912. Others challenged male-only voting laws in the courts. Militant suffragists used tactics such as parades, silent vigils, and hunger strikes. Often supporters met with fierce resistance. By 1916,

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California’s top executive educator, California State Superintendent of Schools Jack O’Connell, visited Cleveland Elementary School in northwest Pasadena Monday to observe that school’s improvements in English and mathematics scores as well as pronounce statewide gains in those par-

ticular subjects. O’Connell said the state has made strides in English and math scores at the same time local superintendents and school boards are grappling with a budget crisis quite unlike anything in recent history. “Even as schools struggle with the ongoing fiscal

Assistant Chief Vicino Accepts Offer at Riverside PD Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez announced that Pasadena Police Deputy Chief Christopher O. Vicino, 48, has accepted a position as the Assistant Chief of Police for the Riverside Police Department. Vicino, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, will soon be leaving Pasadena to begin his new job in Riverside. Vicino, who had also been Interim Chief for a period of time, had long been considered number one in the running for the top cop position in Pasadena but was beat out when Phillip Sanchez was selected by City Manager Michael Beck a few weeks ago. “I am excited to have been selected for this job. There are many challenges ahead, but I am looking forward to each and every

crisis, it is impressive that we are seeing sustained growth in proficiency,” he said. Along with State Superintendent Jack O,Connell Dr. Darlene Robles, the Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools spoke to the media and other educators about the significance of these positive results.

Each year, the state’s 2010 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program assess public school students’ knowledge of English, math, social studies, and science in grades two through 11. About 4.73 million students took part in the

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John Veenstra Former Executive Director Monrovia Chamber Dies BY SUSAN MOTANDER

one of them. I will miss the outstanding employees of the Pasadena Police Department, along with the great city they protect, but I feel my job is done here and it is time for me to move on”, said Vicino. Vicino served as the Interim Chief of Police in Pasadena for ten months in 2008 and again for eight

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On August 10. John Veenstra, 71, of Temple City, died while visiting family in Iowa. Veenstra was the former Executive Director of the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce. The former executive was fully retired after working as a free lance marketing consultant after retiring from the chamber; however, he was considering returning to work at the time of his death. Veenstra had been in Jefferson, Iowa visiting his mother Ruth Veenstra and her new husband, Horace Hedges when he fell while getting the morning paper on August 3. In falling he hit his head and was taken to the hospital shortly thereafter, but slipped into a coma the

next day, according to family friends. Barbara Veenstra said that she and her husband had discussed end of life issues and were in agreement that it was the quality of life which mattered most to both of them. “There was severe brain damage and John would not have wanted to live if he wouldn’t be ‘John,’” she said. “We decided to let him die and to donate whichever of his organs could be used.” On August 10 he died, surrounded by his family, without regaining consciousness. According to Barbara they were able to donate several of his organs including

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in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed saying, “Hey old man, have you ever danced?” The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, “No, I never did dance...never really wanted to.” A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, “Well, you old fool, you’re gonna dance now,” and started shooting at the old man’s feet. The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied. When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon. The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air. The crowd stopped

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Dear Editor: The August 5th article in Arcadia Weekly by Terry Miller regarding the coyote “attacks” wasn’t clear enough. Can you explain these so called attacks? The article infers that perhaps these attacks are on people. The article will only heighten fear of wildlife. The city council and police dept seem to have no problem eliminating the natural wildlife of the area. How about not paying the trapper $30,000? Instead put it to good use by providing bear proof trash cans and educating residents? Instead of printing misleading information, why not print the facts? How about some basic education about wild

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Thank you for your letter: The coyotes in question have been attacking household pets and we apologize for not pointing this out. It is a common occurrence, particularly in foothill communities, for wild animals like bears and coyotes to seek food sources. As a result of urbanization and recent fires, natural food sources for these animals have diminished considerably. Many cities in San Gabriel Valley have regular reports of coyotes and bears in residential areas. We, however, fail to see any relevance behind your comment regarding immigrants “not familiar with ourwildlife.” Coyotes rarely attack people, but it has been known to happen. As always, do not approach any wild animal and contact animal control in your area if you feel concerned. - EDITOR

Providence Christian College Moves to Pasadena Providence Christian College has found a new home. In late August of 2010, classes will resume at a new campus in Pasadena. On May 1, the college’s board of directors voted unanimously to move the college from Ontario, its home since establishment in 2004, to Pasadena, where it will take up residence on the campus of William Carey International University. The move from Ontario took place on July 31st, bringing in approximately 50 volunteers plus Providence staff, faculty, and even alumni and current students. Work start Thanks to that herculean volunteer effort, standard

operations were able to begin again in Pasadena on August 1st. The new campus features ample residential and classroom space, a library, a cafeteria, administrative offices, and tennis and basketball courts. It can accommodate several hundred resident students, compared to the current campus capacity of 63 residents. With an area of 17 acres, the new Pasadena campus is more than triple the actual size of Providence’s former campus in Ontario, giving the college room to grow in future years. “LA is where we spend much of our time on our 4W program, which brings

our students directly into the cultural and intellectual community of southern California,” said Director of Student Activities Justin Bleeker. “The new campus puts our students in much closer proximity to those opportunities as well as the cultural benefits of Pasadena itself.” It’s our desire to prepare Providence students to engage every aspect of life from a Biblical perspective,” said Halvorson. “Being in Pasadena allows us to take advantage of the manifold resources of a global cultural center. We’re excited about being in a place that supports the mission of Providence so well.”

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life and how to live with it? Many of the residents are immigrants and are not familiar with our wildlife. They need education. The residents that are picking up the phone every time they see wildlife need to know to expect it. Instead they read your misleading articles and become panicked when they do see an animal. Perhaps realtors should disclaim that there is wildlife here to potential residents. It seems to me, Arcadia would be happy to have all wildlife removed.

300 Plus Students WILL remain at Upper Campus During Construction of Sierra Madre School In Last week’s issue, we incorrectly stated that students attending Sierra Madre’s Upper Campus would be attending the lower campus Elementary School this year. This is not correct: All students attending the Upper Campus will rerturn to that campus during construction and be attending classes in the portables. We apologogize for the error.

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Sierra Madre Upper Campus students will be attending classes in these portables on Canon on Sierra Madre - Photo byTerry Miller

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ABIT...no not that article of clothing that some religious groups wear. It’s that mystical force that takes over when we least expect it. It is those unconscious moments when we turn our minds onto automatic pilot that sometimes-unusual behavior is revealed. The force of habit did it, may be your only defense for doing the humorous, outrageous and sometimes most embarrassing things. Habit is that instinct that directs you, in the middle of the night to walk into the closet instead of the bathroom, because bedroom furniture had been re-arranged. It is that sense that takes control when you’re not thinking or talking and you stir sugar into your glass of milk or put salt on your pancakes. Habit can dictate what, where, when and how much you eat. It has something to do with eating your mash potatoes and gravy before your vegetables. It selects the fork you use when eating salad and causes you to lick the knife at a most inappropriate time. It is that urge that makes you wipe off your silverware just as you are looking into the eyes of your gracious dinner hostess. Of course we all know about the bad habits that some people regularly display. You know, the inappropriate cell phone loud mouth conversation that disturbs everyone in the restaurant. Our list includes the finger drummer and the sniffers, and snuffers with allergies or colds. The list also includes the chewing gum smackers, who you would love to smack. And oh yes, those fools that like to talk with a mouth full keeping you ducking and dodging missiles of gooey food. I can’t leave out the open mouth eaters who seem to be demonstrating a new technique for chewing. Then there is the unique field of finger lickers; those who methodically search each finger for something to clean as a cat groom its

paws. Habits can draw friends, make friends, use friends, and even lose friends. That habit of always being late, generally takes the award for inconsideration. You know the type that always shows up late, without apology, and with a bag of foolish excuses. Oh yes, there are those that never take their turn to pick up a restaurant tab when it is obviously there turn. Of course we cannot overlook the lawnmower mouth that never stops talking. A conversation to them is hearing them selves jabber and never hearing any reply to their incessant babble. Our list must also include that bad breath diehard smoker that must interrupt every social gathering to “Have a Smoke”. Then requests a ride home in your new car. Oh, yes there are those who never have a ride, never take their car, and always live miles from their desired destination when they ask for a ride. Completion of this list includes the addiction freaks, Alcohol, Drugs, and a variety of other unacceptable behavior. But thank goodness there are thoughtful people with Outstanding Habits. It is great to have those friends that know how to show appreciation for any and all gracious acts of kindness. They are the Thank You Writers that send “Thank You Notes” that almost arrive before you receive the gift or act of kindness. Those special friends that are genuinely interested in you, and your family and the fun things you are doing. Habit dictates our lives, friendships, dress, taste, and entertainment. Thank goodness that most people try hard to practice the good habits. Aren’t you glad that you are one of those people? Considered by all to be a great friend, considerate, thoughtful, good listener and fun to be around and who have lovely children who have learned to practice all of your wonderful habits.


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And this can be frightening. While new devices and applications are developed, some newspapers are losing ground as readers migrate online. Without the money and resources to expand the means in which they distribute the news, local newspapers may suffer the most. While local newspapers are facing the harsh realities of a changing media landscape, news sites serving local communities are thriving. One such news site is Patch.com, AOL’s hyperlocal news franchise that is now spreading to Southern California. With a cookiecutter approach to journalism, Patch.com has expanded to 100 communities throughout the country and is planning on launching 500 more local websites, to the detriment of newspapers that already cover these communities. These papers must now compete with an entirely electronic news source, one that is gaining momentum. It is not all bad news. The push towards electronic publications has added a new dimension to journalism. Many conventional newspapers, including local papers such as Beacon Media, have added websites to supplement their printed papers. National papers, such as The New York Times, have created websites with the same content as that found in their newspapers but with one key difference. Their websites have interactive media, publishing videos, audio stories and slideshows while allowing readers to comment on them. The successful marriage of print and online journalism in these cases has transformed how people experience the news for the better. New technology has also given aspiring journalists a plethora of opportunities. With the development of social networking sites and blogs, aspiring journalists now have an outlet and an audience, two things that would have been difficult to achieve just decades ago. Max Durón, a student at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, began blogging earlier this month while on a trip to Japan. He calls blogging “one of the best

decisions” of his life. “It’s so awesome just to put down your thoughts and experiences and get some good feedback, but it is more than that,” he said. “It’s given me something I’m glad to do.” I could not agree more. Having my own blog, I love writing whether it is once a day, once a week or once a month. Just being able to express myself and develop my writing skills through an accessible outlet has redefined what journalism means to me. In many ways, social networking and blogging has changed the way aspiring journalists approach this field. Journalists are now looking to blogging to jump start their careers. For people who are serious about journalism and present professional work on their blogs or websites, technology has worked to their advantage, giving them the opportunity to reach out to readers and potential employers and develop their own brand. And there is nothing wrong with that. As someone who grew up reading the paper, I still love the feeling of being able to physically touch the inky pages of a newspaper. But I also consume the news through the Internet, following news organizations on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates. According to CNN, “many industry analysts agree many more papers will soon become extinct” as more news outlets are publishing digitally. I disagree. Print journalism is experiencing many changes, but extinction is not one of them. Although news organizations will have to adapt to new mediums to reach audiences, newspapers will survive. There will always be people who rather read the paper spread out in front of them than on a phone or computer screen. As technology continues to reshape journalism, there has never been a more exciting time to be a journalist. Given new opportunities to report the news and express ourselves, we get to experience journalism as it takes on new forms while still adhering to the tradition that is print. It is hard to deny that there are endless possibilities in front of us.


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Sierra Madre Posted the Highest Increase, Rising 25 Percent Over Five Years Continued from page 1 2010 STAR program. Statewide, more than half of California students tested proficient or advanced in English-language arts and nearly half were proficient or advanced in mathematics, O’Connell said. Pasadena Unified School District officials reported a 4-percent gain in English and a 2-percent improvement in math. The rate of improvement in student achievement continues at Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), as middle schools and high schools post double-digit gains over the last five years, and elementary schools continue to rise, according to the 2010 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) results released today by the California Department of Education. “This is strong and clear evidence that our emphasis on middle and high school students is producing results,” said Superintendent Edwin Diaz. “The data is promising and demonstrates that District initiatives to improve instruction in grades 6-12 have begun to be reflected in rising test scores. We expect that initiatives such as the Excellent Middle School reforms and College & Career Pathways will continue to boost student achievement in 2010-2011 as most sixth graders move into the reconfigured sixth through eighth grade campuses.” California’s STAR program assesses public school students’ knowledge of the state academic content standards in grades two through 11. These standards specify what students should learn in each grade level and subject area. Under the California Standards Test (CST), one of six components of the STAR program, student performance is reported in five levels: advanced, proficient, basic, below basic and far below basic. Only advanced and proficient levels are considered as meeting grade level standards. In English Language Arts, PUSD students who scored advanced and proficient rose by four percent in 2010, with an overall increase of 12 percent since 2006. Growth was strong at the secondary (6-12) level this year, with ninth grade posting the biggest increase year-to-year with an eight percent gain, followed by eighth grade with a seven percent gain. The percentage of PUSD students who scored proficient and advanced since 2006 has increased in most grades by as much as 10 percent, with the greatest growth in grade five, which saw a 20% increase. In English Language Arts, Wilson Middle School’s scores rose by 15% over five years, with a two percent rise this year. Eliot Middle School posted a 10% increase in the last five years, with four percent this year. Among the high schools, Pasadena High School rose by 16 percent over five years, with a six percent gain this year. Blair IB School rose by 15% over the last five years, and seven percent this year. Muir High School has continued to increase student achievement, rising two percent this year and continuing its steady

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Jack O’Connell points to some positive test results on a state and local level during the press conference Monday afternoon in Pasadena- Photos by Terry Miller upward trend since the launch of the Reinvention initiative in 2007. Marshall Fundamental Secondary School showed growth across all grades tested. Among the elementary schools, Sierra Madre posted the highest increase, rising 25 percent over five years, and three percent this year. Webster Elementary saw a 23% increase over five years, and eight percent this year. Roosevelt Elementary School student achievement rose by 22 percent since 2006, and was up 10% this year. In Math, PUSD students increased again this year, rising two percent, for a total gain of nine percent since 2006. During the five-year period, fifth grade had the highest gain with a 15% increase since 2006. The percentage of students who scored proficient and advanced in elementary grades two through five mathematics tests increased to a minimum of 62% per grade. This year, the strongest growth in math occurred in sixth grade, which posted a three percent increase. Sixty-one percent of seventh graders who took the Algebra I test scored at advanced and proficient levels. In Math, Blair IB School posted the strongest boost this year, increasing by 8 percent, and 12% since 2006. Pasadena High School also posted a four percent gain this year, for a 12% increase over five years. Wilson Middle School posted a five percent gain this year, for a 13% gain over five years. Washington Middle posted a 6 percent gain this year.

PUSD students are also improving in key subjects such as history/social science and the sciences. The percentage of students scoring at proficient and advanced in History-Social Science has increased for grade 8 History (5 points), grade 10 World History (2 points), and grade 11 US History (5 points) from last year. Students scoring at the proficient and advanced levels on the grade 5, 8 and 10 Science test increased by 7, 4 and 3 percent, respectively, from last year. Science courses tested consistently since 2006 have shown increases. State Superintendent Jack O’Connell announced statewide STAR results at PUSD’s Cleveland Elementary School in northwest Pasadena, and cited achievements among the school’s Latino students, who increased in advanced and proficient scores. Since 2007 at Cleveland, the percentage of English learners (EL) who scored advanced and proficient in English language arts has risen from 28.1% to a projected 41.2%. This gain from 2009 to 2010 is projected to be from 35.7% to 41.2%. In the past two years, the growth for ELS has propelled the school from failing to meet annual subgroup targets in 2007 to qualifying for the “safe harbor” status in both 2009 and 2010. Safe harbor status is conferred on schools that decrease the percentage of non-proficient students by 10% or more. About the statewide results, O’Connell said “The growth in achievement is evident among every subgroup of students. However, we must continue to pay close attention to the achievement gap that shows students of color and poverty are trailing behind their peers. My administration has focused on closing the achievement gap, and I am pleased to see that among Latino students the gap has narrowed since last year. I remain concerned that we are not seeing similar narrowing trends among African American students and students of poverty. We must continue to seek and implement strategies that can help accelerate gains toward proficiency needed to narrow this academic chasm.”

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Burning for Bern in Switzerland’s Medieval Capital sandstone. So sturdy is the sandstone that the buildings are still incredibly intact, leaving Bern as one of Europe’s best preserved examples of 13th-century civic architecture. This preservation also led to Bern being placed on the UNESCO list of world cultural centers – a list shared by the likes of Rome, the Egyptian pyramids and the Taj Mahal. I returned to SwitzerBY GREG ARAGON land’s German-speaking capital last summer. I got It is only a five-minute there on a 45-minute train walk from the modern ride from Zurich. I flew to train station in Bern to the Zurich from Los Angeles city’s historic Old Town. aboard Swiss International But in terms of landscape, Airlines. it is a journey back 600 Once in Bern I years in time. checked into Best WestFounded in 1191, Bern ern Hotel Bären, in the was built as a wooden for- heart of the Swiss capital. tress along the Aare River. Though ancient-looking Comprised of long encir- on the outside, the hotel is cling walls with ramparts modern and comfortable. and towers, the city soon It features, free city bike usbecame the most powerful age, cable TV, Sauna and city-state north of the Alps. solarium, Laundromat and But in 1405, a large a fun bar. fire struck, burning most After unpacking I left of the city to the ground, the hotel and was instantly which led to a massive re- surrounded by giant 13th construction, using golden century buildings, all con-

nected in curving rows as far as I could see. In the middle of the rows there are narrow cobblestone streets, built for pedestrian traffic. Today the streets are also used by bicycles, trams and official autos. Every few hundred yards, the streets are in-

terrupted by large Renaissance fountains, built in the 16th century. Down one of the alleys, I found myself beneath the city’s mammoth clock tower, which served as one of Bern’s original city gates. Near here I discovered the city’s second

tower, known as the Prison Tower. Erected from 1256 to 1344, it served as a prison until 1897. A giant clock was added in 1961. Today the tower is used as a political headquarters. Continuing my walk, I headed out of Old Town, over the Aare River, to

the Bear Pits. Legend has it that the city’s founder, Berchtold V von Zähringen, killed a bear on the Aare peninsula, which led to the name Bern (from the German word for bear). This explains why the city’s coat of arms features a bear. The pits, in the same location since 1857, house brown bears who love carrots. Next to the enclosure is a visitor’s center and a beautiful walking path along the river. I followed this path back to Old Town, where I found the Einstein Museum - an apartment once rented by the scientist. Like Zurich, Bern is a year-round destination. One of the biggest celebrations happens during Christmas, when streets are closed and shopping and nightlights come alive. For more info on visiting Bern, visit www.myswitzerland.com or www.BernInfo. com. For flight info, visit or Swiss International Airlines at www.swiss.com.

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ment. “The men and women of the Riverside Police Department are hard working crime fighters. They have a great reputation in the law enforcement community and I will be honored to join their ranks. They deserve committed leadership that will help develop them for the future”, explained Vicino. The Riverside Police Department serves 350,000 residents with over 400 sworn police officers and 200 civilian employees in a geographical area that spans 80 square miles.

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Methodist Hospital Designated as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

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he Joint Commission Designates Methodist Hospital as Advanced Stroke Center (ASC) Met hodist Hospit a l announced recently that it has been desig nated as an advanced primary stroke center by The Joint Commission. This clears the way for the hospital to join the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services network as an advanced stroke center (ASC). “This has vital importance for our community,” said Kelly Linden, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “While we have always provided excellent care to our stroke patients, this designation demonstrates our commitment to providing comprehensive care and support to our patients and their families. We can now offer these services to a broader community.” Paramedics normally take stroke patients to the nearest hospital. But if the facility does not have stroke center capability, some patients may need to be transferred to one that can give appropriate treatment. The goal of the county’s stroke center network is to ensure that stroke patients are taken to a facility that can provide rapid and accurate quality care, using the latest evidenced-based medicine to diagnose and treat stroke patients to ensure better outcomes. Kenneth Wogensen, M D, med ica l d i rect or of Methodist Hospital’s stroke center, said, “This is a significant milestone

for the hospital, but more important, a wonderful benefit for Arcadia and surrounding communities.” Stroke, a sudden impairment of cerebral circulation in one or more blood vessels, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of disability in adults. About 700,000 strokes occur each year. Prevention and preparedness help decrease the incidence of stroke. Because every second counts, valuable time – and

“It is extremely important to dial 911 immediately when someone displays any of these stroke symptoms” lives – can be saved when paramedics can transport stroke patients directly to an advanced stroke center (ASC) like Methodist Hospital. “Time loss is brain loss,” said Sabrina Luu, stroke program coordinator. “A lot of education still needs to go out to the community about the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance to activate 911.” Met hodist Hospit a l uses a multidisciplinary stroke team system that includes the emergency physicia n, neurolog ist , neurosurgeon, radiolo gist, attending physician, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist.

St roke is a n emer gency, and every minute counts. It is time to “Act FA S T.” T he a c r ony m FAST stands for “face, arm, speech and time.” It’s important to remember this acronym in case of the following symptoms of stroke: Facial droop, uneven smile Arm numbness, weakness Slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding (Time to) call 911 and get to the hospital (the nearest certified stroke center) immediately. ASC st a nda rds a re based on The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards and American Heart A s soc i a t ion /A mer ic a n Stroke Association guidelines. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, it is the nation’s main standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. About Methodist Hospital Fou nd e d i n 19 0 3 , Methodist Hospital is a 460-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving Arcadia and surrounding communities. Services include comprehensive acute care such as medical, surgical, perinatal, pediatrics, oncology, intensive care (neonatal and adult) and complete cardiovascular services, including open-heart surgery. please call 626-8988000 or visit www.methodisthospital.org.

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Final Concert of Summer Season for Southwest Chamber Music

Southwest Chamber Music concludes it summer season at The Hungtington in San Marino on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. BY BILL PETERS

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ne of the most unique ensembles in Southern California performs at one of the area’s truly beautiful sites: Southwest Chamber Music at The Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. This weekend, Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 22 is the last opportunity to enjoy the spectacular summer setting of the Loggia of the art gallery and hear the twice-winning Grammy chamber group. Following its traditional programming, Southwest Chamber Music will perform the music of Franz Schubert, Mozart and Johannes Brahms but also include a contemporary piece by Alexandra du Bois , the 29 year-old composer who was one of the composers-in-residence

for the “Ascending Dragon Music Festival” with Vietnam. Music to be heard on both the Saturday and Sunday program will be Schubert’s “Notturno in E-flat”, Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Brahms’ “Trio” and du Bois’ “L’apothéose d’un rêve” (“Apotheosis of a Dream”). Du Bois’ compositions have come to the attention of top musicians around the world. “L’apothéose…” was composed for the farewell tour of the Beaux Arts Trio and received its world premiere at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2006. Concerts this summer have carried the nickname “Concerts for Arabella [Huntington]” and featured contemporary women composers. Du Bois’ works have been programmed by Southwest Chamber Music five times in the last two years to audience approval. To make an evening

of it, for the first time picnicking is allowed on The Huntington grounds and you are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating in the lawn area adjacent to the Loggia. Or, when ordering tickets, concert-goers can reserve a table for a pre-concert specially prepared gourmet dinner at The Huntington Tea Room which is next to the Rose Garden on the famed grounds. Dinners are served between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and priced at $55 which includes tax and tip. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person for seating in the Loggia or $28 per person, on the lawn. Student rush lawn tickets are $10 available on the day of the concert. The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino with entry at the Allen Ave.-Orlando Rd. gate. Parking is free. Information: (800) 726-7147 or visit www.swmusic.org.

Summer Concert Series in Arcadia August 19, 2010 - Hot August Night (Tribute to Neil Diamond- Tonight) Become a part of the Arcadia tradition, gather your family and friends and enjoy the sights and sounds of this year’s concert series. Admission and parking are free. (Additional parking held at Santa Anita Race Track, Gate 5.) Concerts take

place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm on beautiful City Hall West Lawn located at 240 West Huntington Drive. As lead singer, Dean Colley, is mesmerizing as he captures Neil Diamond’s look and unique vocal style. With the sig-

nature sequined shirt and Las Vegas style band, you will be dazzled with sights and sounds of an actual Neil Diamond concert. Be sure to join us for the last concert of the series on this…”Hot August Night!”


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Foods Potentially Tainted with Salmonella Sicken Los Angeles County Residents - Some Eggs Being Recalled The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday cautioned residents to be aware of two nationwide food recalls of products linked to Salmonella outbreaks that have sickened hundreds in California, including dozens of people in Los Angeles County. The recalled products include certain eggs from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa; and frozen mamey pulp from COCO, S.A. of Guatemala. “Public Health is coordinating with state and federal agencies on this issue and has reached out to food distributors and retailers throughout the county to ensure that these product are removed from vendors’ shelves.” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer. The recalled eggs have been linked to a Salmonella Enteriditis outbreak that has sickened 266 in California so far, 43 of them in Los Angeles County. No deaths have been attributed to the product in Los Angeles County.

Most people infected with Salmonella Enteriditis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The illness typically lasts between four and seven days. However, infants, elderly individuals and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop severe illness. Severe infections can be fatal if left untreated by antibiotics. This recall includes eggs packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example:

P-1946 223. Consumers are advised by Wright County Egg to return the eggs in the original carton to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information on proper handling and preparation of eggs and answers to other frequently asked questions, visit www. eggsafety.org.

package. All production lot codes are being recalled. The UPC is 041331090803. Consumers who have purchased Goya brand Mamey Pulp are urged to discard the product and contact Goya Foods, Inc.’s Consumer Affairs Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Eastern Daylight Time at 1-800-

“Food and Drug Administration recommend that eggs should be fully cooked until both the yolks and the whites are firm, and consumers should not eat foods that may contain raw or undercooked eggs” Mamey, also called “zapote” or “sapote,” is a tropical fruit grown primarily in Central and South America. It is often added to milkshakes, jellies, or other foods or beverages and consumed as a shake or a smoothie. Frozen mamey fruit pulp can be purchased in grocery stores throughout the U.S., and packages have a two- to three- year shelf life. The affected product comes in a 14-ounce plastic

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275-4692. The mamey pulp has been linked to a Salmonella Typhi outbreak that has sickened five people in California, two of them in LA County. No deaths have been attributed to this product. Typhoid fever, or enteric fever, is an acute systemic disease caused by the Salmonella Typhi. Transmission may occur personto-person or by ingestion

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Music provided by: 2 time GRAMMY Award winner Paul Brown, Chris Standring, Eric Byak, Michael Lington, Cheryl Barnes & Dr. Phil Cabasso, Gayle Bluemel’s Late Bloomers, Family Tree, Gooden School Ensemble and the Combined Choirs from St. Rita and SMCC in honor of 9-11 Remembrance*

Wristband tickets on sale now at The Bottle Shop, Savor the Flavor, Best Buy Drugs, and Belle’s Nest in downtown Sierra Madre! All Access VIP Kitchen Tour, Kersting Court and All Music Tickets: $35 (Adults only) Adult Kersting Court, Food and Music Tickets: $20 (18 & over) Children’s Kersting Court, Food and Music Tickets: $10 (5-17) WE WILL SELL OUT *For the most current performance and donor list, to donate or volunteer, please visit

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spread of typhoid. Vaccines are available to those at high risk or travelers. “If you have purchased eggs or mamey pulp recently, please check your refrigerator and freezer to make sure that you do not have any of the potentially contaminated product,” Dr. Fielding said. The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises more than 4,000 employees and has an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do, please visit http://www. publichealth.lacounty.gov, visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ lapublichealth, or follow us on Twitter: LAPublicHealth.

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of food or water contaminated by the urine or feces of acute cases or carriers. Persons with typhoid fever usually have prolonged fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rosecolored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of S. typhi. Only humans and other primates can become infected with S. typhi. Ill persons are given an antibiotic to treat the disease. Persons given antibiotics usually begin to feel better within two to three days, and deaths rarely occur. However, persons who do not get treatment may continue to have fever for weeks or months, and as many as 20 percent may die from complications of the infection. Hand washing after using the toilet, before preparing or serving food, and before and after caring for others is important in preventing the

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This 2 bdrm 1bth home is located on County area with San Gabriel post office and Temple City Schools. Tax record shows 2bdrm 1bth w/900 sqft, family room has 260 sqft unpermitted. South facing, walking distance to school, quiet street, circle drive, large lot, 65x167 + 10,851 sq ft great for owner of investor. (A8735)

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U.S. News Ranks Caltech Among Best Universities in The United States Caltech maintains its standing as a top national university, ranking seventh in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges survey. Caltech also maintained its number-four ranking as one

of the top undergraduate engineering programs in the country. Other highlights in this year’s survey are Caltech’s number one ranking for Engineering Science/Engineering Physics programs, number-two ranking for Least Debt and

eighth-place rank in the Great Schools, Great Prices category. In this edition, Caltech was described as “a school with outstanding undergraduate research.” To view the rankings, go to usnews.com/colleges.

Friends of Monrovia Library Host August Saturday to Saturday Sale Friends of the Monrovia Public Library announce the Friends “Saturday to Saturday Sale,” August 21-28, 2010. During the week, customers can purchase books and media at “Three For” prices in the Friends Store located just inside the main entrance to the Library. Three hard back or trade paperback books will be offered at $5; three mass market paperback books, $1, and three children’s books, 50¢. Purchases must be three of same category to receive the discount. Shelves will be restocked regularly giving all customers an opportunity to find excellent bargains. Both children’s and adult books in the Collectors’ Corner are excluded from this sale. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Monrovia Public Library. This is the one of a number of such sales held during the year. The Friends continue to hold two large sales each year,

May and October. Held in conjunction with the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts, the next sale will be

October 9-10 with a special preview day for members

of the Friends of the Library on October 8. The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library promote the Library by stimulating a greater use and appreciation of the literary, educational, and cultural advantages the library offers throughout the community. Monrovia Public Library is located at 321 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016. For more information, call (626) 932-5555, Ext. 3124 or visit www.friendsofmonroviapubliclibrary.org

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367 Monterey Pines Drive, Arcadia, CA Offered at $6,880,000

Located in the guard gated estate area of Whispering Pines is this incredible Tuscan Villa Estate which is better than new. This exquisitely detailed 6,525 sf home has 5 bedrooms (5 suites) & 6 bathrooms. Situated on over an acre lot, it offers incredible views of the mountains, valley and city lights. The highest quality workmanship & materials were used to construct this “one of a kind” estate home which includes a gourmet kitchen, elevator, wine cellar, his and hers offices, 4 car garage, infinity saltwater pool & spa, waterfalls & lush gardens. Visit www.367Monterey.com and www.367Montereypines.com for more photos and information.

69 E. Grandview, Arcadia, CA Offered at $1,248,000

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

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1301 Diamond Avenue South Pasadena, CA Offered at $1,148,000

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

3735 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA Offered at $725,000

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

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607 hacienda Drive Monrovia, CA 91016 Offered at $575,000

Imagine the possibilities! This property is located on a quiet street and is behind a gated driveway and has some deferred maintenance. There is a detached 2 car garage, a guest house with kitchen, bath and pool. The square footage of the house is 1,369 square feet on a 14,985 sq. ft. lot. It was built in 1944. There is central air and forced air heating. This is a short sale, subject to lender’s approval.

523 Brookside Lane Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $378,000

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

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725 Woodland Drive, Sierra Madre, CA Offered at $399,000

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and close to the quaint village of downtown Sierra Madre, this home offers a country living lifestyle. The unique location allows you to forget the hustle and bustle of the big city, while just a short commute to downtown Los Angeles. Just minutes from your front door are hiking trails and Mary’s Market and Cafe! This cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath home is 837 sq. ft. on a 3,973 sq. ft. lot. There is a relaxing front porch, stone fireplace in the living room, walk-in closet in the large bedroom, and parking for 4 cars (a real commodity in the canyon). This is the perfect canyon hide-away! For more information and pictures go to www.725Woodland.com.

14 El Dorado Street, Unit 10 Arcadia, CA Offered at $438,000

This lovely townhouse is conveniently located near the Santa Anita Shopping Mall, Race Track, Golf Course and the LA Country Park which includes tennis courts and ball fields. Situated in the award winning Arcadia school district, it is just 2 blocks from First Avenue Middle School, 4 blocks from Arcadia High School and a short distance to Holly Elementary School. Association fees are only $150. The townhome is 1330 square feet and has 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. There is a 1-car attached, direct access garage with washer/dryer hookups. For more information & picturesto to: www.14eldorado.com

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The Social Whirl

A Hot Ticket! Arcadia Woman’s Club Country Western Party Sold Out

VIPs enjoying Woman’s Club Western Party. (L-r) Laura Jueke (Methodist Hospital Foundation), her guest (hidden), Gary Kramer. Standing, Dan Ames, band leader; Barbara and Mayor Pro-Tem Gary Kovacic, Lee and Councilman Mickey Segal. The summer fundraiser parties hosted by Arcadia Woman’s Club are building a reputation they love to hear, “Get your tickets early, it will sell out.” Sunday evening, August 8, drew community

leaders, out of town guests, members and their families to the rip roaring, foot stomping party. Guests were seated outside, under the oak tree, in the gated garden and in the ballroom of the club’s historic clubhouse.

Cocktails were enjoyed on the patio and in the lounge area. Decorations under the direction of Phyllis Bird were outstanding, using vintage pieces. The stars of the evening were “The Late Bloomers” a band, led by Dan Ames. From the first song, the party took off and didn’t stop until closing. The Stonefire Grill in Pasadena catered the BBQ dinner, drawing raves. Embellishing the evening were the Senior Men and Women service club from Arcadia High School, who did a superb job of serving the sit-down dinner. Line dancing started and kept growing. Seen leading the group at one time was Edward Wong, president of the Arcadia Chinese Club, who had two tables. Monies earned will

be used to replace needed equipment in the clubhouse. Anyone interested in visiting the club can call (626) 355-6945.

Please Send Your Social announcements and Invitations to Floretta Lauber at: socialwhirl@ beaconmedianews.com

BY FLORETTA LAUBER

Some of 16 guests from Arcadia Chinese Association who attended. (Center) Their president, Edward Wong, poses between line dances.

(Right) Club President Floretta Lauber with her son, Larry Lauber, and his lady, Sandy Irwin.

Former mayor, Gail Marshall, and Valerie Kates (member) were all smiles while working at successful Country Western dinner.

Woman’s Club of Temple City Library Benefit Luncheon

Mable Fenoglio, club treasurer, hands cash to winner of the 50/50 drawing, guest Doris Burland, at Woman’s Club party.

The Woman’s Club of Temple City hosted a luncheon to benefit the Temple City Library on July 22nd. The luncheon was held in their historic clubhouse in Temple City.

A browse and buy book sale was held with donated new and gently used books. The sale generated additional funds to luncheon proceeds. A beautifully decorat-

ed hall and tables, catered lunch and program were enjoyed by all attending, reports President Mary Hunt. The program told of the many activities available at the library, as well as

the Power Point program, “Memories of California Women,” presented by Susan Schlaeger, librarian.

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Taste of Sierra Madre - Sept. 11 Police and Fire Dept. Chili Cookoff Promises to be One of Many Highlights Tickets are now on sale for Sierra Madre’s newest event, A Taste of Sierra Madre, to be held Saturday, September 11, in the town’s Kersting Court. The event, which runs 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day, will feature delectable samples of the best of Sierra Madre food music and fine arts plus spotlight local children’s achievements in the arts and essay contests as well as music. An array of musical “tastes” will come from professional as well as student musicians throughout the day’s program. Local restaurants including The Only Place in Town, Ugo’s, Café 322, Casa del Rey and Charcuterie will provide tastes of their favorite specialties. The local police and fire departments will have a friendly chili cookoff as part of the fun. Peter Dills, local restaurant critic, will be announcing on Kersting Court. A “Cool Kitchens” tour will open eight homes’ kitchens for review. Different style and era homes, from an early Sierra Madre home built in the 1800’s, through contemporary, will show off how they addressed challenges to their kitchen design. The day will close with a musical patriotic salute from local singers and church choirs including St. Rita and Si-

erra Madre Congregational Churches. Local private and public schools will showcase the finest their schools have to offer, and Sierra Madre service clubs including Kiwanis and Rotary have been very supportive of this special event will be on hand for the festivities. The deadline for ALL qualifying K-12 entries to both the art and essay contests is fast approaching on August 23, adding to the 150+ submissions already received in all age categories. This year’s theme is “Children’s Smiles Around the World” which ties to the creation of new children’s smiles through this life changing, cleft palate surgery. Student entries are welcome from k-12 students residing in or attending school in Sierra Madre or at Pasadena and La Salle High Schools. A Taste of Sierra Madre will benefit two causes equally. Rotaplast Foundation www.rotaplast.org performs cleft palate surgeries on children who would otherwise go without this life changing surgery at a cost of $500 per surgery. The other half of the fundraising will fund additional fine arts programs at the local Youth Activity Center, serving children in

Sierra Madre and the surrounding communities. Wristband tickets are available at four locations in downtown Sierra Madre, Savor the Flavor, The Bottle Shop, Belle’s Nest and Best Buy Drugs. Full access VIP tickets including the morning’s Coolest Kitchens tour (an adults only event) and all Kersting Court events on Sept 11 will be $35. Kersting Court Only Event tickets will be $20 for adults 18 and over; $10 for those 13-18. Children under 12 will be admitted free to the Kersting Court events, when accompanied by an adult ticketholder. Popular smooth jazz recording artists including Paul Brown, Michael Lington, Eric Byak and other special guests will be performing along with local talent Cheryl Barnes and Dr. Phil Cabasso, Kate Lee’s Family Tree Band, Gayle Bluemel’s Late Bloomers, the Gooden School Ensemble plus others. Art and essay contest forms, plus a video link to the cleft palate surgery organization are also available on the website. To be an event sponsor, donate or volunteer services or time, visit the event website, www. ATasteOfSierraMadre.com Or call Tom Bardy at 355-3471.

Rose Leaf Ragtime Club 15th Anniversary on Tap Aug. 29 The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club, which meets on the last Sunday of every month, will have its 15th anniversary on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the Aztec Hotel’s Mayan Restaurant from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. There will be birthday cake for all and some special remembrances of our founder, P.J. Schmidt, including performances of his ragtime compositions. The Aztec Hotel, a marvelous historic building, built in 1925, is located at 311 W. Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia, 3½ blocks west of Myrtle. Plenty of free parking at the west side of the hotel.

Suggested donation -- $2.00 (performers are not asked to donate). Ragtime and related types of music, classic and contemporary,

played on one or two upright pianos, as well as on other instruments. At-

tendees are encouraged to support the hotel (which does not charge the club) by partaking of the reasonable all-you-can-eat buffet. Performers, listeners and dancers (there’s a small dance floor) are always welcome. For further information call Hal Leavens (626) 359 - 8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to ragtimeron@ earthlink.net The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on the Web at http://roseleafclub.com Videos of recent meet i ngs ca n be viewed at http://valleyragtimestomp.com/

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Social Whirl Continued from page 12

Jim Burrows, city clerk, and his wife, Margaret, flank Gene Glasco, president of Arcadia Historical Society, and offer birthday cake celebrating the city’s 107th at the Concert on the Lawn at City Hall, August 5th. The Society graciously furnishes the birthday cake and operates the snack bar.

Please Send Your Social announcements and Invitations to Floretta Lauber at: socialwhirl@beaconmedianews.com

42nd BBQ - Another Winner for Temple City Kiwanis Temple City Kiwanis held its 42nd annual barbecue July 17th in the lunch area of Oak Avenue Intermediate School. Over 260 guests enjoyed barbecued beef and chicken cooked on our specially made grills, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, barbecued beans, Northwoods salads, rolls, and their famous chocolate eclairs for dessert. Temple City Kiwanis uses the entire proceeds of this yearly event to fund various youth activities. The club sponsors TCHS Key Club, Oak Avenue Builders Club, TCUSD Students of the Month, high school scholarships, annual party for orphans and underprivileged children, and providing meals for Ronald McDonald House. The club also supports National and American Little League, San Gabriel Valley Special Olympics, Chamber of Commerce, “People for People” food bank, Blue Star Banner

program, local Cub and Boy Scouts, holiday baskets for the needy, Live Oak Halloween Carnival, the purchase of a defibrillator for TCHS (which saved a life), and was a major contributor to the Performing Arts Pavilion in the Park. Temple City Kiwanis Club strives to build a better community through service to our youth. Thousands of Temple City youth have benefited from the efforts and good will of dedicated Kiwanis Club members. The foundation of the club’s fund-raising includes their annual Pancake Breakfast the morning of the Camellia Festival Parade in February. Temple City Kiwanis Club thanks the 260 guests who attended and helped

Temple City Kiwanis member Dave Seltman (owner of Chef’s Restaurant, Arcadia) and Frankie Guzman prepare mouthwatering beef for the 42nd BBQ. support the continued work of the club. Meetings are held every Tuesday, noon-1:25 p.m., at Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead. Meetings include socialization, club business and guest speakers on timely topics. You

are invited to be a part of Temple City’s largest and most distinguished service club. Join them for lunch.

My thanks to Jerry Jambazian for furnishing the information for this article.

Kim Wenzel (court director) with Miss Temple City Honor Court members Terry Sun and Jennifer Der, at T.C. Kiwanis annual BBQ.

LATE NEWS Bank of America Robbed in Arcadia On Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 the BofA at 180 N. Santa Anita Avenue was robbed. According to police, an Asian male ran off with an undetermined amount of cash from the

bank after presenting a note to a teller. The suspect is described as an male between 20 and 30, with a goatee, acne and about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weigh-

ing about 150 pounds. He was black baseball cap, he apparently wore black glasses, T-shirt and shorts.

Big Pot Bust in San Gabriel Valley - $4 Million Street Value - Seven Men and Women Arrested Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies seized a huge crop of marijuana plants with an estimated street value of approximately $4 million after search warrants were executed Tuesday at homes in

Temple City, San Gabriel as well as Rosemead. Seven individuals were arrested for allegedly growing pot. Deputies also found multiple weapons including a shotgun, rifles and handguns at one of

the locations according to reports. The suspects were booked at the sheriff’s Temple Station. One suspect, 49-yearold Minh Luu, is allegedly the ringleader.


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Rachel Worby Quits Pasadena Pops “Wash Away The Dust of Everyday Life” with the Pasadena Jazz Festival Another startling an- tially agreed to serve with ments from Worby and

nouncement has come out of the offices of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops. Rachael Worby, 10 year Music Director of the Pasadena Pops, three of them under the jurisdiction of the Pasadena Symphony Association, announced that she will leave the orchestra

the Pasadena Symphony Association soon left. Jorge Mester, the Symphony Music Director for 25 years, left the orchestra this year under a cloud as to whether he walked out on them or if they terminated his contract. There is every indication that community

Photo by Terry Miller immediately following the close of the final concert on Sept. 25. The turmoil apparently spilled over onto the Symphony Board as they were faced with an array of financial and personnel difficulties. Several Pops Board members who ini-

financial support has been forthcoming, but at the same time, the Symphony Association has put out a goodly sum of money for its new venue for the Pasadena Pops at the Rose Bowl. Information released by the Symphony office (Aug. 11) contained the usual state-

Board President Melinda Shea. Worby said, “Being Music Director of the Pasadena Pops has been a joyful, fulfilling experience. I wish the Pasadena Symphony and POPS all continued success.” Shea followed that with, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Pasadena Symphony Association thanks Rachael Worby for her dedicated years of enthusiastic advocacy for live symphonic music and the performing arts in Pasadena. Her leadership and support throughout the merger of the Pasadena Symphony and the POPS has helped make this organization a treasured community resource providing diverse musical concerts year round. We wish her all the success.”Two concerts remain for the Pops orchestra: Aug. 25 with “All That Jazz” and Worby’s final date with the orchestra, Sept. 25 for “Hooray for Hollywood.”

One of my favorite quotes is ..”By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with”. Duke Ellington . Redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest is gearing up for the premier Jazz event tghat you can be proud to send your daughter to at the Arboretum. Top Jazz and blues musicians will perform during the festival August 28 and 29, 2010. 200 plus artists, 23 top are slated for two stages at the Los Angeles Arboretum. The weekend event, complete with an international food court, bars, a vendors village and kids quarters, boasts two great stages and acts like Stanley Clarke, multiple GRAMMY® winners Rita Coolidge and Take 6 and GRAMMY® nominated artists Doc Powell and Hubert Laws. “This is fantastic,” said Doc Powell, whose signature guitar sound has contributed to over 140 recordings of some of the premier recording stars in Pop, R & B, Jazz and Gospel music, a critically acclaimed gospel project and 10 top-charting contem-

porary jazz solo projects. “I have called Pasadena home for more than 15 years and we needed something like the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest to bring back to the heart of this great city.” “I am truly looking forward to the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest,” said Kevin Eubanks who has won over audiences with a laid back style and an affability that seems to belie the concentration and focus that have made him both a household name for TV viewers on The Tonight Show and a consummate guitarist. “It is awesome that there is another choice for people to be exposed to great Jazz music.” The redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest also holds sentimental value to many of the artists including the self-proclaimed Home Boys of the San Gabriel Valley and one of LA’s best kept secrets, the Delgado Brothers who have been performing fiery Latin Blues for more than 30 years. “We are honored to be part of such an esteemed event,” said the brothers. “To perform with such talented artists at the

Arboretum is also special to us as it was one of our mother’s favorite places. While raising 11 children in Los Angeles, it was one of the few places she found peace.” Co-Producers of the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest are Andre C. Vener and Robert and Denise Zeilstra of Pasadena Entertainment and Byron and Christine Miller. Byron Miller, also an accomplished jazz musician, will perform during the festival with the redwhite+bluezz All Stars with a tribute to Michael Jackson. “We are thrilled to bring the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest to the Arboretum” said Vener, who also owns the popular Pasadena restaurant, Wine Bar and Jazz Club redwhite+bluezz as well as the city’s newest bar, point 08 and Dog Haus. The list of artists performing at the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest also includes Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Lao Tizer, G Mack and The Polyester Players, Jacques Lesure, Greg Porée and Sylvia St. James and The Sacred Nation Gospel Choir.

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

Sunday, August 8: Shortly after 3:00 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fairview in reference to a residential burglary and vehicle theft. While the residents were asleep, an unknown suspect entered the home through a window and stole a laptop computer, camera, and a 2005 Toyota Camry. Units were dispatched to the 700 block of West Camino Real around 10:29 p.m. in regards to a robbery that occurred at 9:49 p.m. in the 00 block of Alice. As the victim was entering her vehicle, a male Asian suspect, 5’4”, 130 pounds, with a goatee, approached with a steak knife and demanded money. Fearing for her safety, the victim took out $60 and the suspect grabbed the money and fled on foot. Monday, August 9: Around 9:45 a.m., a victim came to the station to report that a vacationing co-worker’s email was compromised, and an unknown suspect had contacted the victim via email asking him to wire money to London

since the co-worker had lost his wallet and passport. The victim wired over $3,300 and later learned that his friend was never in London. Between 6:00 p.m. on August 8 and 10:00 a.m. on August 9, an auto burglary occurred in the 200 block of West Colorado. A car window was smashed and a GPS unit was stolen. Tuesday, August 10: Around 9:47 a.m., units were called to 450 West Huntington in reference to an auto versus pedestrian traffic accident. Investigation revealed that an elderly man had just dropped off his wife in the parking lot, and he inadvertently put the car in reverse and backed into his spouse. The woman sustained burns to her lower torso from the exhaust pipe and abrasions to her legs and arms. She was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. Between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., a 2008 gray Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck was stolen near Macy’s at Westfield Mall. Wednesday, August 11: Between noon and 1:45 pm., a white 1997 Toyota

Camry was stolen from the area of Santa Anita and Lucille Avenue. Shortly before midnight an officer stopped a vehicle for erratic driving in the area of Duarte Road and El Monte Avenue. The 40-year-old female driver, from Temple City, was given a series of field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Thursday, August 12: At about 9:00 a.m., two juveniles were detained and arrested after stealing items from the 99¢ Store located at 140 E. Duarte Road. Around midnight an officer contacted several subjects inside a vehicle at Eisenhower Park. Investigation led to a citation issued to the driver for possession of marijuana. Friday, August 13: Sometime overnight suspect(s) cut a hole in the fumigation tent that was covering a residential complex in the 00 block of Genoa Street. Suspect(s) entered two different units and stole jewelry, camera equipment, and cash. Shortly before midnight officers responded to the

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During the week of Sunday, August 1st, to Saturday August 7th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 358 calls for service. Monday, August 2nd: 11:24 AM – Residential Burglary, 400 block North Lima Street. Suspect(s) forced open a hallway window and entered the home. Suspect(s) took a pearl necklace, pearl ring, pearl earrings, gold jade ring, three pocket knives and two gold necklaces. The crime occurred between 1:00 pm, Friday, 07/30/10 and 10:30 am, Monday, 08/02/10. The total loss was estimated at $1,930.00. 10:24 PM – Residential Burglary, 100 block Esperanza Avenue. Suspect(s) entered an unlocked apartment laundry room. Suspect(s) took a black metal dropbox containing unknown amount of resident(s) rent payment checks. The crime occurred between Saturday, 07/31/10 and 6:50 pm, Monday, 08/02/10. The total loss at this time was estimated at $100.00. Friday, August 6th: 4:38 AM – Auto Burglary, 100 block Esperanza Avenue. Suspect(s) smashed the window of a car parked on the street. Suspect(s) took an I-POD Nano, Garmin Nuvi GPS and a Whistler Radar detector. The crime occurred between 5:30 pm, Thursday, 08/05/10 and 4:30 am, Friday, 08/06/10. The total loss was estimated at $560.00. 11:46 AM – Commercial Burglary, 00 block South Baldwin Avenue. A caller reported a male suspect en-

tered the Post Office and tried to make a purchase with a fraudulent bank check. Police arrived and arrested the suspect for commercial burglary. Officers booked the suspect at the police station and transported the suspect to the Pasadena Police Department jail for remand, pending his court appearance. This case is pending further investigation. 1:02 PM – Tampering/ Injuring Vehicle, 600 Block Mariposa Avenue. A resident reported her vehicle’s window was smashed, while parked in her driveway. No loss was reported. The crime occurred between 7:45 am to 1:02 pm on Friday, 08/06/10.

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Suspicious Circumstances / Burglary On July 30 at 4:38 a.m., police received a call from the front desk of a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth Avenue reporting a subject breaking into one of the second story rooms. Officers arrived and spoke with the victim. She stated she had been asleep and awoke to a noise coming from the window. When she went to investigate, she saw a male subject attempting to climb onto the second story railing. She was half asleep, didn’t think much of it and went back to bed. She then heard the window open and saw the suspect’s foot enter the room. She ran to the window, yelled at the suspect and was able to get the window closed. She had the front desk call police. Officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate the suspect. The male suspect is approximately 20 years old, 5’ 8”, 170 pounds, brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt, jeans, and dark colored knit cap. There was another male suspect wearing a bright color soccer jersey who may have helped the suspect climb onto the railing. Investigation continuing. $100 Graffiti Bounty Rewarded On August 2, an employee of a recreation center in the 500 block of South Mountain received a $100 cash reward from Monrovia Police Department’s Graffiti Bounty Program. The employee witnessed and reported vandalism in progress at the center on July 13. The employee was rewarded the $100 bounty for reporting the vandalism which led to the arrest of a juvenile suspect. Attempt Burglary - Suspect Arrested

On August 2 at 1:50 a.m., an officer responded to the report of a male suspect attempting to gain entry into a room at a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington. The victim was inside the room when he heard noises at the door. The victim looked through the peephole and saw the suspect on the other side of the door, attempting to gain entry with a pry tool. The victim made his presence known by banging on the inside of the door. The suspect fled from the hotel and was immediately apprehended by responding officers. The suspect also had an outstanding no-bail warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody. Irwindale Police Department Outside Assist / Grand Theft Auto - Suspect Arrested On August 3 at 3:19 p.m., an officer responded to Central and Myrtle to assist Irwindale Police Department with containment of a suspect. Irwindale police officers pursued a grand theft auto suspect from Azusa onto the 210 Freeway. The vehicle crashed on the freeway just before Myrtle and continued off the freeway onto Central. The two suspects exited the vehicle and ran. The suspect that was driving the stolen vehicle was apprehended by Irwindale officers. Containment was set up in the area were the second suspect was seen, but he was not located. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for grand theft auto and had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. Riverside Sheriff Outside Assist / Domestic Violence / Attempted Murder - Suspect Arrested On August 4 at 2:36 a.m., dispatch received a request for assistance from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department. Earlier in the evening, they handled a domestic violence incident where a man assaulted his girlfriend with a knife, beat her, and strangled her to the point of her losing consciousness. They learned the suspect was possibly at a residence in the 400 block of East Lemon in Monrovia. Monrovia officers responded to the location and detained the suspect. The suspect was transported to the Monrovia Police Station, where Riverside deputies interviewed the suspect and subsequently arrested him for attempted murder.


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CITY OF ARCADIA NOTICES CITY OF ARCADIA NOTICE INVITING BIDS AUGUST 2010 The City of Arcadia (Owner) will receive sealed bids for the Street Rehabilitation of Duarte Road between El Monte Avenue and Santa Anita Avenue and 300 feet at West City Limit Project. The Project, which involves removal and replacement of curb and gutter, driveway apron and sidewalk; cold milling of existing AC pavement (2-inch deep); placement of 2-inch thick asphalt rubber hot mix (ARHM); removal of AC pavement, aggregate base and subgrade; placement of AC base course; adjustment of sewer, storm drain frames and covers to grade, and water and gas valve covers to grade; installation of pavement markings, legends and striping; and all appurtenant work as shown on the plans must be completed within 21 calendar days, as provided in the Bid and Contract Documents. Bidders are strongly encouraged to review the Bid Documents (including the more detailed Notice Inviting Bids included therein) for more complete information regarding the Project and submission of bids. Bids must be submitted to the Owner on the Owner’s Contract Bid Forms. Prospective Bidders may obtain Bid Documents only from the DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT/ ENGINEERING DIVISION at the following address: 240 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA. 91066-6021, (626) 574-5484. Please contact the DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT/ENGINEERING DIVISION for more information, including availability of Bid Documents and mailing costs. One or more Pre-Bid Conference and Site Walks will be held on the date(s), at the time(s) and under the conditions indicated in the Bid Documents. Bidder MUST attend. All Bids must be addressed, sealed in an envelope and received by the office of the CITY CLERK no later than 11:00 a.m. on August 31, 2010. All Bids will be publicly opened, examined and read aloud at the CITY CLERK’S OFFICE at that time. Bids shall be valid for 60 days after the bid opening date. Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the Owner in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price. Prior to award of the Contract, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Total Bid Price, on the forms provided and in the manner described in the Bid Documents. Contractor shall comply with PCC § 4108 with respect to subcontractor bond requirements. Pursuant to B&P Code § 7028.15

and PCC § 3300, Contractors shall possess the following California Contractor’s license(s) in order to perform the Work: A. Subcontractors must possess the appro-priate licenses for each specialty subcontracted. Bidders are advised that this Contract is a public work for purposes of the California Labor Code, which requires payment of prevailing wages. Owner has obtained from the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rates, and will place them on file at the Owner’s office and make them available to any interested party upon request. Pursuant to PCC § 22300, the successful Contractor may substitute securities equivalent to monies withheld by the Owner. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any informality or irregularity in any Bid received, and to be the sole judge of the merits of the respective Bids received. CITY OF ARCADIA Publish August 12 and 19, 2010 NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Arcadia is accepting proposals to provide Library Subscription Services. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Proposal for Library Subscription Services” and shall be sent to the City Clerk of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, P.O. Box 60021, Arcadia, California, 91066-6021. Proposals are due no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 2010 at which time said proposals shall be publicly opened. Copies of the proposal may be obtained in the Purchasing Office of the City of Arcadia, 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California, 91007. Said specifications and proposal forms are hereby referred to and incorporated herein and made a part by reference and all proposals must comply therewith. The City of Arcadia reserves the right to accept in whole or part or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities in the proposal process, and all proposals are binding for a period of ninety (90) days after the proposal opening and may be retained by the City for examination and comparison, as specified in the proposal documents. The award of this contract shall be made by the Arcadia City Council. CITY OF ARCADIA PURCHASING OFFICE Dated: August 9, 2010 Publish: August 16 and 19, 2010 OTHER PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090064277 Title Order No. 09-8-189408 APN No. 5379-036-047 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED

06/05/2006. 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 SAU T NGUYEN, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 06/05/2006 and recorded 06/09/06, as Instrument No. 06 1272349, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/10/2010 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 1200 WEST HUNTINGTON DRIVE 1, ARCADIA, CA, 91007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $348,333.45. 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 08/16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.64387 8/12, 8/19, 8/26/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 280521574 Trustee Sale No.: 52594 Loan No.: 399015852 APN: 8515-017-160 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 07/20/2007. 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 09/01/2010 at 10:00AM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/27/07 as Instrument #20071775956 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Deborah R. Harris, an unmarried woman, as Trustor Solution Fund Inc., as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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). At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT 62 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 15525, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 163 PAGES 11 TO 14 INCLUSIVE FO MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. 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: 904 South Canyon Blvd, Unit B, Monrovia CA 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, 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, towit: $245,675.79 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code § 2923.53(k) (3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 8/3/10 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714282-2424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call: 925-603-7342. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 200557)(08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE MAR INVESTMENTS LP VS TRACY DU CASE NO: GC032569 R Under a writ of Execution issued on 12/17/09. Out of the L. A. SUPERIOR COURT, PASADENA, of the NORTHEAST DISTRICT, County of Los Angeles, State of California, on a judgment entered on 08/13/04. In favor of MAR INVESTMENTS, L.P. DBA MAR CENTER and against DU, TRACY Q. AKA DU, TRACY QIAN; LE, WEI WAI showing a net balance of $1,845,445.31 actually due on said judgment. (Amount subject to revision) I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of said judgment debtor(s) in the property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, described as follows: LOT 3 IN TRACT NO. 6548, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 82, PAGE 45 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Commonly known as: 523 W. LE ROY AVENUE, ARCADIA CA 91007 Public notice is hereby given that I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States all the right, title and interest of the deb-tor(s) in the above described property or so much as will be sufficient to satisfy said writ or warrant with interest and all costs on 09/01/10, 10:00 AM at the following location. STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSE 111 N. HILL STREET, ROOM 125B LOS ANGELES, CA90012 (X) This sale is subject to a minimum bid in the amount of $0.00. (Subject to revision) Prospective bidders should refer to sections 701.510 to 701.680, inclusive, of the Code of Civil Procedure for provisions governing the terms, conditions and effect of the sale and the liability of defaulting bidders. Creditor’s Attorney STEVEN W. HASHIMOTO WONG & MAK, LLP 790 E. COLORADO BLVD, STE 790 PASADENA CA 91101 Dated: 07/30/10 Branch: Los Angeles LEROY D. BACA, Sheriff By: MISTY DOUGLAS, Deputy Operator Id: E455555 Para obtener esta informacion-traduccion en Espanol llame a este numero: (213) 974-6613 NOTE: IT IS A MISDEMEANOR TO TAKE DOWN OR DEFACE A POSTED NOTICE BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE. ( Penal Code section 616) Publish: August 12, 19, 26, 2010

Celebrating Womens' Right to Vote -Albeit 90 Years Ago Continued from page 1 almost all of the major suffrage organizations were united behind the goal of a constitutional amendment. When New York adopted woman suffrage in 1917 and President Wilson changed his position to support an amendment in 1918, the political balance began to shift. On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed the amendment, and 2 weeks later, the Senate followed. When Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment passed its final hurdle of obtaining the agreement of three-

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Local Sierra Madre Rev. Canon and Volunteer Firefighter Michael Bamburger in Running for Bishop The Rev. Canon Michael A. Bamberger, rector of Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Sierra Madre is being considered for the position of Bishop. The Rev. R. William Franklin, senior associate priest at St. Mark’s Church in Philadelphia. The Rev. Canon Barbara J. Price, rector of St. Peter’s Church on Longmeadow Road in Amherst since 2000, are among the other nominees to succeed Bishop J. Michael Garri-

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