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The Pasadena Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division, secured criminal charges against Terry Adkisson (male-23, Pasadena resident) for the murder of Abraham Rodriguez on March 7, 2010, near the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Tremont Street. The criminal charges against Adkisson are the result of a nine month investigation by the department’s Homicide Unit, lead by Detective Curry. Detective’s efforts resulted in witnesses identifying Adkisson as the assailant, and

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BY WALLY HAGE I love receiving Christmas cards and I believe that most people do! Receiving Christmas cards in the mail is a great tradition and it is a very special part of the joy of celebrating Christmas. As I was helping to take down the Christmas tree and decorations this year, I was drawn once again to the beauty of the various Christmas cards we had received from family and friends. It was an opportunity to again enjoy the thoughtful notes that had been written. It is wonderful to read about what is happening in the lives friends that we had made over the years and to see pictures of their grown children and to be reacquainted with what was happening in their lives. When I was a kid, we could hardly wait till after dinner when the family was assembled around the Christmas tree to open the many beautiful cards that we had received during the day.

I remember my mom would open and hold up each card as everyone would excitedly try to guess whom it was from. We hung these wonderful treasures on the fireplace mantle, strung them around the Christmas tree and there were always a few of the latest cards received, stored in a little red basket next to the fireplace. Sadly, the tradition of sending real paper cards is declining. Internet Electronic Cards are becoming more popular each year. They are intriguing to receive with their snowflakes, bells, and personal messages greeting you when you go on line to open them. Our younger generation computer whiz kids with their busy schedules find this as an easier way to send Christmas Greetings. Then of course there are those “Green” eco-friendly folks who want to save a tree by not sending paper cards. Also, we can’t overlook those who think that the thoughtful greeting card is now too expensive to send by the Post office. According to statistics there was a 10 to 15 percent decline in mailed paper greeting cards

last year. Well, I am not sure how long it took the dinosaurs to become extinct, but the way we’re heading, possibly within a decade, people may not be sending many real paper cards any longer. But, if you love the oldfashioned joy of Christmas card sending and receiving, then you can help to keep the tradition alive. The exciting advantages of sending and receiving paper Christmas greeting cards are still the same: * They are more personal. * They can be taken out to share with other people. * They can be stored in a scrapbook and treasured. * The card recipient feels special because you took the time and made the effort to choose a card and send it to them. * Finally, It is still the very best way to let someone know that you had them in your thoughts ... and that you have sent them a very special Christmas Greeting. Best Wishes to you and your family to enjoy a very Happy New Year 2011.

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Am I little? Well not exactly, but then, it depends on whom you compare me to. Am I a lady? Well sometimes. Depends on what the occasion calls for. Am I old? Yep. Then again, depends on whom you compare me to. Hopefully I’ll get even older, but I am old. So, I guess I’m enough of all of the above to qualify for the moniker of Little Old Lady. That I guess qualifies me to pass along the following story I received in my e-mail with the instructions to pass it along to brighten someone’s day. A little old lady gets pulled over by a policeman.... Little Old Lady: Is there a problem, Officer? Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding. Lady: Oh, I see. Officer: May I see your license please? Lady: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one. Officer: Don’t have one? Lady: Lost it four years ago for drunk driving. Officer: I see...Can you show me your vehicle registration papers please? Lady: I can’t do that. Officer: Why not? Lady: I stole this car. Officer: Stole it? Lady: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner. Officer: You what? Lady: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see. The officer looks at the little old lady and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes five police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun. Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please? The little old lady steps out of her vehicle. Lady: Is there a problem sir? Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner. Lady: Stole the car and murdered the owner? Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of the car? The lady opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk. Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am? Lady: Yes, here are my registration papers. The officer is quite stunned. Officer 2: My officer claims that you do not have a driving license. The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled. Officer 2: Thank you ma’am. One of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner. Lady: I bet the liar told you I was speeding, too. Don’t Mess With Little Old Ladies!

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Hundreds of Trees in Jeopardy Continued from page 1

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faces another hurdle. Security guards. The guards are a brand new equation in the battle. It seems the county has very recently hired security guards on the property in anticipation of people trespassing on to the property. When Beacon Media called Public Works, they denied any knowledge of security guards on the property. “This is the first I’ve heard of it” said Mike Kaspar, Public Information Officer for County Public Works. Opponents of Los Angeles County’s plan to remove 11 acres of native oak and sycamores for a sediment dump have now started an online petition to “Save the Arcadia Woodlands”. The address is: www. gopetition.com/ petition/41757.html The petition addresses Supervisor Antonovich: “Dear Supervisor Antonovich, We the undersigned urge you to work with the Dept. of Public Works to find an alternative disposal site for the sediment to be removed from the reservoir behind the Santa Anita Dam, and to support long-term protection of the oak woodlands. Please join other groups [listed below] in achieving permanent protection of the oaks. Sierra Club California Oaks Pasadena Garden Club

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ration of the planned removal of the trees which could start as early as Thursday. However, the report asking for alternatives, is due Thursday for supervisors’ review.

The County put a 30 day moratorium on the plan due to public pressure to save the trees and woodland. That moratorium expires this Thursday. The plan to clear cut the 11 acres has been approved but put on hold pending a report from public works after a meeting which was held last month where residents overwhelmingly opposed the county’s plan. When we visited the site on Tuesday, we could hear a lot of machinery in use, presumably in prepa-

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11 acres of pristine woodland which is home to 179 mature oak trees and 70 mature sycamore trees. These 11 acres are the last remaining flat woodlands in San Gabriel Valley. Stone said he found it ironic and extremely frustrating that Arcadia Council would spend over 2 hours Tuesday evening discussing (3) residential oak trees but couldn’t find the time to confer the fate over 200 plus mature trees in a residential area of Arcadia. A lone voice of reason on council appeared to be Gary Kovacic according to Stone - the other council members seemed somewhat indifferent on the issue, according to Cam Stone. Stone said that the County goal all along has been to take down the woodlands to allow for 2 million cubic yards of sediment. If the county plan goes forward, they are “sentencing residents to decades of hundreds of thousands of trucks along our local roads.” Stone also said he has been asking L A County Public Works for a meeting for weeks but no one has agreed to meet with him and other supporters of the woodland’s future. Stone who has been enjoying the woods since he was 12 years old now


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2011 Adult Men’s Winter Basketball League The City of Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department is offering an Adult Men’s Basketball League in 2011. Get in shape and sharpen your skills at the same time! Teams are divided into leagues based on their skill level and play 10 games in the brand new Dana Gym, located at 1401 S. First Avenue, Arcadia. The fee for

adult basketball is $475.00 per team (due upon registration), and includes officials, scorekeepers and awards. A separate $40 forfeit fee is also due at the time of registration. Registration has already begun and is limited. Teams will be accepted into the league on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a mandatory manager’s meeting

on Tuesday, January 12th at 6:30pm at the Arcadia Community Center. Just go on-line to the City of Arcadia’s website: www. ci.arcadia.ca.us, to download the registration form or stop by the office, 375 Campus Drive in Arcadia. For more information please call 626.574.5113

A Victory Parade for MHS Champs BY SUSAN MOTANDER Last month the Monrovia High School Varsity Football Team finally brought home a CIF championship. The city is now set to honor that team. Tonight, Thursday January 6, at 6:30 p.m. the team will parade from Monrovia High School along Colorado Blvd. to Myrtle Avenue. They will proceed up Myrtle to Library Park, circle the park and then proceed to

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national tournament Feb. 2 to 5 in Independence, Mo. Admission to the Pasadena tournament is $8 for adults per session and $5 for children under 12 per session. Tickets will be available at the door on tournament days only. For more information e-mail bdavis@cityofpasadena.net or call (626) 7446523.

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Felon Arrested for Murder Continued from page 1 as such Adkisson admitted to his involvement in the homicide. The victim’s family has been apprised of the arrest and they were extremely pleased with the commitment of the Pasadena Police Department to find Abraham’s killer. “Like every violent crime, Abraham’s murder was tragic,” says Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez. “We hope to send a message to predators that the

Pasadena Police Department will pursue them relentlessly. More importantly, we want our community to know that their police department will work tirelessly on their behalf to pursue justice.” In addition to murder charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed gang enhancements and felon in possession of a firearm. His bail is set at $2,035,000.


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The Social Whirl Arcadia Association of Realtors Installs at Dinner-Dance The Arcadia Association of Realtors recently installed the new 2011 officers and directors at the 87th annual inaugural celebration held Friday, December 3rd at the lovely Doubletree Hotel in Monrovia. More than 200 realtors and guests attended the “Plum Blossom Ball” themed event. Master of ceremony for the evening was Arcadia Association MLS Committee chairman, Dave Scarminach with Dilbeck Realtors in Arcadia. The installation ceremony was conducted by 2008 National Association of Realtors president, Dick Gaylord. Officers installed were Paulina Lee, president; Ryan Asao, president-elect; Andy Bencosme, vice president, and Jim Thomas, secretary/ treasurer. The 2010 directors are John Barker, Mike Vachani, Nick Zigic, Jeanne Keating, Margaret Garemore, Kelvin Wong, Suzie Koo, Joe Pacilio, and George Monte. The coveted “Realtor of the Year” award was presented to Andy Bencosme, Century 21 Village, and Affiliate of the Year award was presented to Terri Fabbri, Design Escrow. This year marked the second year in almost a decade that the “Outstanding Service Award” has been presented to an AAR Realtor. The Awards Committee identified an individual who

deserved to be recognized for her many dedicated years of service to the Arcadia Association of Realtors and involvement with the Tech and the Events 4 Charity committees, in addition to many other endeavors. This award was presented to Irene Yamagata-Bermudez, Re/Max Premier Properties. The A.A.R. chose an extremely deserving individual for her years of exemplary volunteer service, not only to the real estate profession, but to the local communities to be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was presented to Marjo Weisblat, Coldwell Banker Arcadia. Unfortunately, due to health reasons Weisblat was unable to attend the event. Accepting on her behalf was 2010 A.A.R. president, Jeanne Keating. Outgoing president, Jeanne Keating, received special honorariums and recognition from Congressman David Dreier, Senator Bob Huff, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich; Carol Quan, representative of Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez; Assemblyman Anthony Portan-

tino, Council member of the City of Arcadia; past Mayor Robert Harbicht, and City of Sierra Madre Mayor Joseph Mosca. Acknowledgement of special guests included 11 Arcadia Association past presidents along with president and Association executives from several neighboring associations. Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Los Angeles Classic Chinese Orchestra, which concluded with dancing to the music of KillerB.E.E.

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The 2009 Realtor of the Year (l-r) Jim Thomas presents Andy Bencosme with the 2010 Realtor of the Year Award.

Officers and directors for 2011 that were installed are (standing L to R): John Barker, Joe Pacilio, Nick Zigic, Mike Vachani, Ryan Asao, A.A.R. president-elect; George Monte, Andy Bencosme, Jim Thomas, and Kelvin Wong. (Seated L to R): Margaret Garemore, Paulina Lee, A.A.R. president, Jeanne Keating, and Suzie Koo at Board of Directors dinner-dance.

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Guests in the Director’s Room on opening day were joined by (l-r) Joe Harper, president of Del Mar Race Track, in greeting Karen and Cliff Goodrich (former CEO of Santa Anita), with Adrienne Haines, wife of George Haines II, president and general manager of Los Angeles Turf Club at Santa Anita.

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Enjoying the ambience of the Director’s Room on opening day at Santa Anita are (l-r) Arcadia Mayor Pro-Tem Gary Kovacic and wife, Barbara, with City Manager Don Penman and wife Debbie.

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Shops at Santa Anita Deal is Apparently in the Works Arcadia City Manager, Don Pennman said developer Rick Caruso may be in the final stages of a plan as was reported in another newspaper Tuesday, but the city has not been notified of any details.

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devour during the game. It is an excuse for gluttony. Superbowl is therefore aptly named. Therefore we at Beacon Media are asking for your favorite Superbowl indulgences. Send us your favorite ideas for the big game. As for the food at my house, I try to keep it simple. I usually make a big pot of chili. I use Carroll Shelby’s mix, but I do not follow his recipe which calls for ground beef (Ground Beef is for people from NEW YORK CITY);

I take very good, well marbled steaks and cut them into tiny pieces about the size of the nail on my little finger. I brown that in small batches and then follow the rest of Shelby’s directions. I normally cook the chili for several hours adding beer instead of extra water to keep the mixture at an appropriate chili consistency. Please, take this as a challenge and send us your ideas at smotander@ beaconmedianews.com

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Sierra Madre Gas Station Fraud Continued from page 1 retail transactions. Six cases involved 6 transactions each, and one involved 9 transactions. Sierra Madre residents comprise about 82% of the victims. The highest loss of an individual case was $3,782.00. The EVG gas station has been closed since Christmas weekend. Detectives have followed leads in this case daily, including serving a search warrant and interviewing many people. The Police Department is working

with several law enforcement and regulatory agencies that are providing additional resources. Chief Diaz is asking that anyone who used a credit or debit card at EVG to check their statements back to at least June of 2010. If there has been a fraudulent charge from EVG Inc., victims should report it to the Police Department. Chief Diaz reminds the public that identity theft and credit card misuse are among the fast-

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Top Ten Music Groups of 2010 BY BILL PETERS

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usic groups that top Peters Music News list for 2010 are named because of their importance to the San Gabriel Valley classical music scene—a story that is consistently overlooked by the Southern California media. How often we hear that Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, or even Pasadena is too far, or, sometimes, “way over there” our friends west of the 405 say. We strike back happy to attend concerts within our compound. A Santa Monica venue may have a celebrity cachet we lack, but the quality of musicianship and the unique programming is drawing growing attendance numbers but perhaps more important, an attractive younger one as well. Financial support through local participation and those everneeded grants from local philanthropists and others keeps all of them going. The list of music groups keeps growing. In no particular order, here are 10 we liked this year: Pasadena Community Orchestra: not a professional orchestra, its ranks are filled with music teachers and advanced amateurs led by the talented Alan Reinecke. Reinecke is bringing in seasoned professionals as guest artists. It provides a place for families to introduce the classical concert experience and the concerts are free. Classical Kaleidoscope at Arcadia Public Library: Paul Stein, as Artistic Director of the series continues to provide top-flight musicians. Usually a four-concert series, Stein brought along pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald, violinist Lorenz Gamma and often friends of his from the Los Angeles Philharmonic where he is a violinist. Funded by the very active Arcadia Public Library Foundation, these free concerts always fill the library’s Cay Mortensen Auditorium. This is chamber music at its best in a small venue and a great public service of the Foundation. South Pasadena Restoration Concert Series: The Community Room of the South Pasadena Library must have been “restored” by now, but never mind that. These concerts are a tribute to the lively arts of music as they present such outstanding performers as pianist Robert Edward Thies and violinist Linda Wang, cellist Cecilia Tsan and Martin Chalifour.

Their artists-in-residence, the New Hollywood String Quartet, continues to amaze with their smooth playing. Add the jazz saxophone of Pete Christlieb to the mix for at least one concert during the year and you have one fine series. The Restoration Concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library, the epitome of a volunteer group that digs in to get things done for their library. Music in Sacred Spaces: Timothy Durkovic, Music Director at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Arcadia, has developed a series pre-

work playing not only a classic repertoire but also introducing new compositions. This season Carlson had presented over 100 new works. They selected the Neighborhood Church in Pasadena as their center of activity for their San Gabriel Valley concerts and it has been a good match. Carlson doesn’t hanker for the avant-garde but rather the fresh and new in the classical music world. This group consistently presents the best of all worlds. Crown City Symphony: Founder Roberta Wilcox is a classical music advocate parexcellent and she works her

“Our Fish Come from the Finest Schools” The Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, conducted by Jo Raquel Stoup, (pictured above) is one of the top youth orchestras in the San Gabriel Valley. sented Sunday afternoons in the church’s chapel. Durkovic, a heralded pianist himself, often works with guest artists to present very elegant music for a nominal donation of $15. Now in its eighth season, the series has featured the Calder Quartet, principal cellist of Pacific Symphony, Timothy Landauer, and pianist Jacqueline Pettito. The small chapel at the United Methodist Church is ideal for these recital type concerts and Durkovic knows the right talent. Pacific Serenades: Artistic Director and founder, Mark Carlson, formed Pacific Serenades in 1982 and since has brought in some of the regions finest musicians to perform incredible ensemble

wiles to see to it that “ability, not age” is the mantra of the Crown City Symphony as a group of local musicians gather together, often with a guest artist, to present the finest music. The orchestra performs at the Altadena Community Center and the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, but also regularly shows up at the Pasadena Senior Center and the Levitt Pavilion in the summer. Conductor Marvin Neumann is the seasoned conductor, educator and spirit for the musicians that make this local effort so important. Southwest Chamber Music: The world-travelling, honored ensemble Southwest Chamber Music is al-

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Pasadena's point 08 Recreate the Fine Art of Cocktails Mixology--everyone’s talking about it, but most have yet to experience it. Those who know what it is go to Pasadena’s newest hot spot, point08. Already known for its history of presenting the best jazz in town and raising millions for local charities, the 95 E. Green Street venue brings mixology to the city’s top destination for great food and live jazz. “I wanted to create a unique nightlife venue that combines live jazz with a supper club, along with the newest and most exciting trends in cocktails... a new type of entertainment destination.” says André Vener, known in Pasadena for his other ventures redwhite+bluezz, Pasadena Entertainment and Dog Haus. “Our menu offers great food and amazing drinks, plus we’ve got the coolest jazz in town! Where else can you go to enjoy a three course meal and a revamped Prohibition Era cocktail while listening to live jazz--all for only $35 per person?” point08’s classy new concepts reflect Pasadena’s reputation as a diverse and thriving city which appreciates the finer things in life. The recently opened jazz and supper club also offers a sumptuous menu, including the $35 Tasteful Experience, and budget friendly 2-for-1 Happy Hours. But that’s only the beginning. Among its many distinctions, the new hot spot and ultra-swanky venue is the only local jazz and supper club offering free live music five nights a week. When you arrive at point08, the talented team of renowned mixologists and flair bartenders led by Thomas Howard, are sure to toss a few fancy bottles in the air and throw a secret ingredient or two in the mix to let you know you have arrived. Experts in the techniques of molecular gastronomy, point08’s team of liquid chefs have studied and worked throughout the world, representing a new breed of bartending talent, whose exciting flavors and showmanship combine Eu-

ropean traditions, high-end spirits and cutting-edge culinary techniques. Once you taste their mixology masterpieces, you won’t want to leave. “point08 shares my passion for creating the finest drinks by combining boutique spirits and fresh from the farm ingredients, whether they be recreations of classic cocktails of old, or totally new inventions,” says Howard. “We also have a great selection of spirits, wines and beers available for our guests, as well as some nonalcoholic mixology drinks.” To compliment the innovative liquid offerings, including the Deconstructed

satisfy their palates in multiple ways--and are available Wednesday through Sunday evenings during Happy Hour (6:00pm-8:00pm) and Nightcap (11:00pm-1:00am), with the addition of Sunday Fun-day’s 2-for-1 special from open to close. The club also holds weekly events such as fun and educational Mixology Masterclass and Charity Give Back Nights. Vener, who along with partners Robert and Denise Zeilstra, have long been recognized for their involvement in Pasadena’s civic life and are as caring about the city as they are with their business ventures. As with redwhite+bluezz, point08

Dirty Martini, Devil’s Kiss, Mexican Snow and Rum-a-Sutra, is a savory menu created by Executive Chef Gabriel Contreras, who has won rave reviews for his work at redwhite+bluezz. The menu consists of a mouthwatering selection of specialty items ranging from Elite California Cheeses, Lobster Corndogs, Yardbird Lettuce Wraps, Caprese Pizza and Petite Prime Burger Bites. Leaving no sense unattended to, point08 also features top Jazz artists performing live five nights a week beginning at 8:00pm, with styles ranging from Jazz, Funk, R&B to Latin and Soul. Jazz at point08 is always free. However, your patronage helps support live music. point08 is open Wednesday through Sunday nights from 6:00pm to 1:00am. Its many specials include 2-for1 on cocktails, food, wine, beer and spirits, allowing guest to mix and match to

is giving back to the community, working with local charities to raise money for their causes. That we can do it through an establishment that is blazing new trails into nightlife only makes it more satisfying.” continued Zeilstra. point08 also boasts five unique areas for patrons to enjoy, including seats at the lighted onyx bar, dining spaces close to the stage, communal tables and a VIP area called Cloud 9, as well as the largest outdoor patio in Pasadena. The opulent


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Cunard’s Inaugural entry in the Rose Parade wins the Queen’s Trophy - Photos by Terry Miller

his year’s 122nd Rose Parade was a little colder and seemed to proceed a little faster than in previous year’s despite one notable breakdown of Sierra Madre’s entry Suenos de California. Luckily, AAA was on hand and saved they day, as they so often do. The parade went on without a hitch. For the second year in a row, SMRFA won the Governor’s Trophy (Best Depiction of Life in California), with “Suenos de California” – If records serve me correctly this is the 6th consecutive year the all volunteer Rose Float builders have won awards. Now on to some other floats: As a traveler on the original Queen Mary back in 1965, I was particularly impressed with Cunard’s Maiden voyage in the Rose Parade which has been watched closely and with great personal pride from the early days of the construction to the day she sailed down Colorado Boulevard January 1. Marking the first time Cunard has participated in the world-famous parade, “A Grand Celebration at Sea” illustrated the distinctive Cunard fleet of Queens - flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the new Queen Elizabeth - and depict the ultimate sense of occasion, including ballroom dancing, a big band orchestra, champagne toasts, and multi generational families celebrating their dreams and friendships while building memories, all on board

BY TERRY MILLER a luxury cruise vacation with Cunard. While I’ve not sailed on Cunard for some 40 plus years, my recollection of those amazing 5 days, crossing the Atlantic ocean from Southampton to New York have been flooding back in recent weeks and on the day of the parade I can honestly tell you I felt goosebumps seeing the float as it turned the corner at Orange Grove to proceed down Colorado. Yes it was cold on TV corner but my goose bumps were not from the cold…. at the stern of Cunard’s Grand Celebration at Sea were some characters dressed in 1960’s attire, and one looked remarkably like my mother wearing her 60’s style “dark glasses”…We didn’t call them “sun”glasses in England probably due to the lack thereof. Cunard’s inaugural float winning the “Queen’s Trophy” came as no surprise to this expert. The style and design were peppered with distinctly British accou-

trements, they would have made Her Majesty (Queen Elizabeth, that is) very proud indeed. With the combination of Raul Rodriguez who designed the award winning float and the amazing enthusiasm of Brian O’Conner who coordinated the entire production complete with big band, dancers and a great sound track from Glenn Miller – the end result was “pure magic” according to one decorator who devoted countless hours on the float prior the public viewing Jan 1. Natural Balance Pet foods had a terrific float too complete with dogs diving into the icy cold waters of “Having a Splash”. Tillman was one of the stars of the show as he jumped in to water repeatedly and showed off their skimboarding skills. To many, one of the oddest floats in the parade had to be Farmers’ Insurance who offered a” Dream Machine” that looked to

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2011 Rose Parade - Weather - picture perfect - albeit a little chilly Continued from page 9

Marching bands galore filled the crisp air with patriotic selections

Mustangs preservation was thet theme of one float and of course, Honda, below had a spectacular float at the beginning of the parade. Thousndas braved the cooler than normal temperatures to witness the parade first hand

Photographs by Terry Miller

Mustang Monument was built by Phoenix Decorating

2011 Rose Queen Evanne Friedmann surrounded by her princesses aboard the Macy’s Float


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Continued from page 9 a certain extent , odd and slightly out of place flanked between the elaborate floats of Donate Life and Underwater Fantasy. What the helicopter rotor above the house, which sat above the car which was really an old Chris Craft….oh well…I rest my case. The oversized wheels, however, seemed to appeal to many of the kids along the parade route so it had some redeeming value. Another classic entry was the Rose Bowl Legacy: very involved and well done complete with a scaled down Rose Bowl as the centerpiece of the float. Phoenix decorating’s Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Pfizer, was a 55 foot train named the “ Boomer Express” which rang the bell every 70 seconds along the parade route: That bell represented the frequency with which one is afflicted and diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. As far as law enforcement was concerned the Pasadena Police Department made a total of 45 arrests during the operational period of 5:00 p.m. on December 31st to 5:00 a.m. on January 1st. All 45 were adults. The majority of arrests (39) were for public intoxication, three for driving without a license, one for interfering with a peace officer, one for battery, and one for a municipal code violation. “This is only 3 more arrests over last year for the same time period,” says PIO Janet Pope Givens. “Overall, given the number of people, the length of time and the typical revelry that is associated with New Years celebrations, we are pleased that the numbers are so low.” Almost 500 motor home and RV operators were contacted through Parade Watch in the three days leading up to the Parade. As a crime prevention program, Parade Watch has proven to be highly successful in soliciting the help of the “temporary neighborhoods” along the parade route. Originally started in the aftermath of the World Trade Center bombings in 2001, it has since become a fixed operation and collaborative effort of the police department and the community. “We believe that the community’s willingness to be involved is a contributing factor in keeping arrest numbers low,” said Givens. Finally: Here are the big award winners for the 2011

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Coyotes Continued from page 1

Parkinson’s Disease and Cognitive Issues Lecture

Grief Support Group

The Arcadia Senior Services Department is having its monthly Parkinson Support Group at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive on Friday, January 21st at 2 p.m.. A guest speaker from NeuroSearch will be discussing Parkinson’s disease and issues. Approximately 80% of patients will experience some sort of memory, thinking, psychosis or cognitive issue in their journey with the disease. Also information will be available on types of memory loss or thinking

The City of Arcadia’s Senior Services Division in partnership with VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of San Gabriel Valley is offer a free six week grief support group starting on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 10:00 – 11:30am. This support group will meet at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. Grief can be very lonely road. We invite you to walk it with others in a safe environment and have the freedom to

issues that are attributed to typical aging versus being part of the pathology of the disease itself. Some individuals with Parkinson’s disease have benign hallucinations versus the frequency of bothersome visual and auditory hallucinosis. There will be a question and answer period. Please call Arcadia Senior Services 626.574.5130 before January 17th if attending. This is for individuals 50 years of age and older. For additional information please call Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130.

discuss feelings and fears, learn about the grief process and gain strength for the journey. To provide the most benefit to the group, new members will not be permitted to join after the second meeting. To register for the grief workshop or for additional information please call Arcadia Senior Services 626.574.5130 before January 22nd. This support group is for individuals age 50 and over.

Allergy and Sinus Problems Do you suffer from chronic sinus problems and allergies? The City of Arcadia’s Senior Services Division in partnership with Methodist Hospital is offering a free health

lecture on Tuesday, January 25th at 1:30pm. Dr. Shen, ENT specializing in ears, nose and throat is the keynote speaker and will discuss these medical conditions. The lecture will

take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. There is limited space available for this special medical presentation and reservations are required.

If interested in attending or for additional information please call Arcadia Senior Services 626.574.5130 before January 22nd. This lecture is for individuals age 50 and over.

descended upon city hall Tuesday evening. Sarah Rosenberg presented a petition to council members with signatures of more than 1,000 Arcadia residents who vehemently oppose the program that has gained a great deal of media attention. “Only two coyotes were trapped in the last month,” said Councilman Gary Kovacic. “Fiscally speaking, I’m not sure it makes much sense to continue (trapping) .... my preference would be to suspend it (trapping) at this time.” Kovacic concluded. Of the six speakers took to the podium on behalf of the animals, Dr. Bob Cooper, a Pediatric Oncologist passionately spoke of the cruelty of the trapping program. He, his wife Sarah Rosenberg and their three young children moved from South Pasadena to Arcadia for the schools. Dr. Cooper said he would have hoped the city spend that money on education rather that coyote trapping when cuts seem to be the norm in school districts statewide. Council advised

Dr. Cooper that the school district and city are two separate entities and money for schools is controlled by school board and the state. “It’s wonderful” said Bonnie Barron of the decision to have an open forum on the trapping. In a telephone interview Wednesday morning, Barron said she was very pleased with the amount of support and that the educational outreach seems to have worked. Barron, a member of San Gabriel Valley Friends of Wildlife, who was responding to the fact that the city of Arcadia finally is listening to the concerns of animal rights and not just shrugging it under the carpet. Once trapped, the coyotes are euthanized since state law prohibits the animals from being relocated. To date 18 adult coyotes and 2 pups have been killed by the traps according to Barron. The study session, which will be open to the public, is the next council meeting on January 18th. Council members could choose to suspend the program at that time.

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IRS 2011 Tax Season Deadline Extended to April 18 Taxpayers Impacted by Recent Tax Breaks Can File in Mid- to Late February The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2011 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their tax returns. Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18 to file their taxes because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have the three extra days to file. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns. The IRS also cautioned taxpayers with foreign accounts to properly report income from these accounts and file the appropriate forms on time to avoid stiff penalties. “The IRS has made important strides at stopping tax avoidance using offshore accounts,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “We continue to focus on offshore tax compliance and people with offshore accounts need to pay taxes on income from those accounts.” Who Must Wait to File For most taxpayers, the 2011 tax filing season starts on schedule. However, tax law changes enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama in December mean some people need to wait until mid- to late February to file their tax returns in order to give the IRS time to repro-

gram its processing systems. Some taxpayers – including those who itemize deductions on Form 1040 Schedule A – will need to wait to file. This includes taxpayers impacted by any of three tax provisions that expired at the end of 2009 and were renewed by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act Of 2010 enacted Dec. 17. Those who need to wait include: Taxpayers Claiming Itemized Deductions on Schedule A. Itemized deductions include mortgage interest, charitable deductions, medical and dental expenses as well as state and local taxes. In addition, itemized deductions include the state and local general sales tax deduction that was also extended and which primarily benefits people living in areas without state and local income taxes. Because of late Congressional action to enact tax law changes, anyone who itemizes and files a Schedule A will need to wait to file until mid- to late February. Taxpayers Claiming the Higher Education Tuition and Fees Deduction. This deduction for parents and students – covering up to $4,000 of tuition and fees paid to a post-secondary institution – is claimed on Form 8917. However, the IRS emphasized that there will be no delays for millions of parents and students who claim other education credits, including the American Opportunity Tax Credit extended last month

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Arboretum in Arcadia for a mix of pops and classical music. The Pasadena Symphony moved its classical season from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, its home since its founding eight decades ago, to the Ambassador Auditorium this year and now seeks a resident conductor since its longtime conductor, Jorge Mester moved on. The pops arm of the Pasadena Symphony Association, the Pasadena Pops, left Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, for a lot on the south side of the Rose Bowl this last summer. Rachael Worby, who opened the summer series there this year, has left the symphony as conductor in 2010, to be replaced by composer Marvin Hamlisch this year. The California Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Victor Vener continues its successful mix of music and guest artists locally at The Arboretum on Saturday nights throughout the summer and the following day at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. The community has benefited from having these large, professional orchestras under expert direction. While their programs are stodgy compared to many of the smaller ensembles in the area, they remain the hallmark of excellence.

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The Fabulous Big Band Show 2011 San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre presents The Fabulous Big Band Show 2011 on Saturday, January 29, for one performance only at 2 p.m. This show is a guaranteed pleaser for anyone who loves the music of Frank Sinatra,

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The star of the Christmas party was Suzie Starr with one of her puppets, Amos. I loved her, what a professional, and so did the 100 guests who attended the party held at Live Oak Park Auditorium.

Arcadia Masonic Lodge Installation The men of Arcadia Masonic Lodge and their ladies (l-r) Betty Giles with Jim Helms Jr., Sho Tay and wife Sherry. Jim was installed for a second time December 18th after serving in 2009 as Master. Sho Tay stepped down as Master of the Lodge after he had held the position two times. Both men are very active in the community. Helms also a former mayor, was instrumental in opening the Masonic Center to the community and bringing many activities to the beautiful center. A luncheon was served following a traditional installation, always impressive.

Entertainment at the Masonic installation luncheon was a dance number from the musical Harry Who, called Nagasaki. Dancers were Lani Ridley Pedrini (also the director and producer), Sheryl Hunter, Nancy Sharrett, Patty Stine, Viola Johnson, Alison Friedman, Jack Walsh, and Michael Shaughnessy, emcee, all from “The Theatres of Vision.” Nice to see Roger Lockie of San Gabriel Musical Theatre for helping out.

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Lives Remembered Bill Faith Passes Away - End of an Era It is with regret that we note the passing of William “Bill” Faith, long time Monrovian and name partner in the local law firm, Patton,

Faith and Sandford. Bill died on January 4, 2011. He will be greatly missed in his adopted home town. Services are pending and

will be announced in this paper at a later time along with a full remembrance of his life.

Una Marble 1914 - 2011 Una Thurly Clark formerly of Arcadia, the age of 96. She was Logan, UT to William Clark. She married ber 10, 1936 in Logan. She was a homemakthree Grandchildren: Chad Westphal of EuKessler of Eugene, and She was preceded in Cheryl Westphal in memorial is planned. be made in her name County Arboretum in Arcadia. Musgrove Eugene is in charge of

Marble of Noti, OR, died January 2, 2011 at born June 19, 1914 in and Elizabeth (Jackson) Orlin Marble on OctoThey later divorced. er. She is survived by Mark Westphal of Noti, gene, OR and Christi 4 great-grandchildren. death by a daughter, 1994. A private family Contributions may to the Los Angeles and Botanical Garden Family Mortuary in arrangements.

Valerie Walker Remembered BY SUSAN MOTANDER Valerie Bleharski Walker died December 14, 2010. Her obituary has already run in this newspaper, but it said nothing about who she was and what she had accomplished. That is a shame because she was an extraordinary woman. She was born in Witt, Illinois, the oldest of 5 children. According to her daughter Valerie Hansen, she left home as a teenager to strike out on her own in Chicago and attended Business school there. In 1925 she met and married her husband, Howard who worked in the restaurant business. He always wanted to own his own restaurant and in 1944 he bought a coffee shop here in Monrovia at 400 South Myrtle Avenue (now the location of Cafe Opera). Valerie along with her sister Anne drove with the two Walker daughters and the family dog from Chicago to Monrovia. Hansen described the journey as an “Adventure.” She said, “Try to imagine two women, two little girls and a little dog driving across the country during a time of gas rationing and when getting coupons for retread tires was a challenge.” But she said her mother did it in about two weeks - remember, highway speeds were slower then. I remember Mrs. Walker from her years in the family coffee shop. Mr. Walker (please recall that in the 1950s all adults had one of three first names,

Mr., Mrs., or Miss) ran the place during the breakfast and lunch hours, but Mrs. Walker acted as the hostess in the afternoons when her husband returned home for a much deserved nap. After the restaurant closed, Walker herself worked for more than 20 years for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office. According to Hansen, her mother especially loved the research he job entailed. She also worked for many years as a precinct worker at the polls for elections. During this time she made many close and long lasting friendships. After her husband died, she and a friend who loved the things she did, would go dancing together and to Las Vegas and Santa Anita racetrack. She would spend hours handicapping the horses. She even bought stock in the race track in order to get passes to the track according to her daughter. Vegas and the track were not her only indulgences, she also loved to shop. She would shop anytime for anything and enjoyed keeping up with current styles. But she would also gladly pick up a cart and spend at least an hour exploring Costco. She never stopped learning and conquering new worlds. She loved adult education classes and availed herself of the many outlets available. She studied photography, jewelry making, ceramics, cooking,

upholstery; nothing evaded her interest. In her 60s she took up oil painting. In her 80s it was quilting. She started making large quilts then downsized to wall hangings, later pillow and finally pot holders. She was also active at the Monrovia Senior Center where she made many more friends. Her daughter said that her mother was “an inspiration to other women; she believed in having an active mind. Mother never stopped reading and learning.” Walker lived alone until she had a stroke at age 103. Until then she had done her own cooking, cleaning and laundry. As an example of her level of interest in life, Hansen recalled that on her mother’s 100th birthday Walker was an active participant with her great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren in breaking the princess piñata to celebrate the milestone birthday. Walker is survived by her daughter, Valerie Hansen; 4 grandchildren, Linda Hansen-Reed, Robert and William Hansen, and Rick Cole; 9 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren; niece, Margo Kurfess, and nephews, John and Rick Bleharski. Graveside services will be held Jan. 7, 2:00 p.m. at Live Oak Memorial Park in Monrovia. Care entrusted to Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home, Monrovia (626) 358-3244.

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Rex Dondlinger 1938 - 2010 Long time Arcadia resident and Temple City Businessman, Rex Dondlinger passed away on New Year’s Eve. He was only 72. When asked where “Papa” was his beloved, 9 year old great granddaughter Julia Peters explained “Grandpa has taken the big desk in heaven and he is doing taxes for Jesus now.” He was born August 22, 1938 in Deshler Nebraska one of five brothers, two of whom, Jimmie Jo of West Covina and Robert of Iowa have survived their brother. For many years he ran a successful accounting practice, Rex Dondlinger and Associates in Temple City. He was very active in the Arcadia Elks Logde which he was instrumental in saving several years ago and had long worked with that and other Elks Lodges.

His wife of over 30 years, Quita, said that one of the things he truly loved was raising funds through the Elks for crippled children.

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POLICE BLOTTERS especially outings to Dodger games with them. “What first attracted me to my husband was his sense of humor, a very dry sense of humor,” said Quita. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 8 at 1 p.m. at the Arcadia Elks Lodge, 27 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. The services will be conducted by Dondlinger’s grandson, Steven Martinez. He is survived by his widow, Quita, two of his brothers along with his five daughters: Cathy Castro and her husband, Cip, Donna CrowellCannon, Lori Belus whose husband Steve predeceased his father in law, Kim Box and her husband, David, and Julie Dondlinger. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 11 nieces and nephews.

Fusion Academy & Learning Center Pasadena Names Head of School Experienced Administrator Enrolling Students at the New Pasadena Campus Officials at Fusion Academy & Learning Center Pasadena (www. FusionPasadena.com), a new, college-prep alternative private school offering students in grades 6-12 a unique one-to-one learning experience, announced today that Francisco Ayala will serve as the head of school when doors open this March. A part of American Education Group’s network of customized private schools (www.AmericanEdGroup.com), the new school is modeled after Fusion Academy & Learning Center in San Diego. Founded 20 years ago with the understanding that traditional school is not the best option for every child, Fusion Academy & Learning Center utilizes a “personalized learning” model to help individual students through a dynamic, oneto-one method of teaching and mentoring.

A resident of Monrovia, Ayala joins Fusion Academy with nearly a decade of experience as an administrator and educator. Most recently, he served as a regional supervisor for Options for Youth, Inc., and its network of 31 public charter schools across California. “Having worked in public schools and charter schools, Francisco brings a diverse educational background to our Pasadena campus,” said Michelle Rose Gilman, founder and president of Fusion Academy. “Additionally, his leadership experience in opening new schools will be a major asset as we continue to recruit teachers and prepare to welcome students in March.” A graduate of Dartmouth College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Ayala went on to receive a Master of Science in Administration from Pepper-

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dine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bennington College. “As educators, it is crucial that we understand our students’ needs and individual learning styles so that we can tailor our instructional programs to support each student in meeting their goals,” said Ayala. “For the past two decades, Fusion Academy has done a remarkable job in successfully meeting this objective. I look forward to bringing the schools’ unique vision and learning model to Pasadena.” To learn more about Fusion Academy, parents are welcome to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, January 25th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Café Santorini’s Rococo Room (64 West Union Street in Old Pasadena). To enroll your child, please call 866-311-7495.

Arcadia PD For the period of Sunday, December 26, through Saturday, January 1, the Police Department responded to 808 calls for service of which 138 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, December 26: Between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., an auto burglary occurred at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 170 West Duarte. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole the victim’s designer handbag, credit cards, bank checks, and cash. The suspect(s) then used a stolen credit card to make a gasoline purchase in El Monte. Units responded to Sport Chalet around 12:24 p.m. in reference to a man detained for theft. The suspect used pliers to remove electronic sensors from two pairs of football gloves. He concealed the gloves in his pocket and tried leaving the store without paying for them. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 22-year-old Caucasian was taken into custody for commercial burglary and possession of burglary tool. Monday, December 27: A victim came to the station to report a fraud that occurred between October 19 and December 6. Unknown suspect(s) obtained the victim’s bank account information by unknown means and made fraudulent transactions totaling about $8500. Around 1:42 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud report. She received a call from the Old Navy/Gap fraud department and was advised that an account was opened using her personal information on December 26, and the unknown suspect(s) made online purchases of almost $800. Tuesday, December 28: Between 6:30 p.m. on

December 27 and 8:01 a.m. on December 28, a white flatbed truck was stolen from the racetrack. Units responded to a solo traffic accident at Orange Grove and Oakwood around 11:18 p.m. An intoxicated 39-year-old male Caucasian driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree and several trash cans. Wednesday, December 29: A 2007 blue and white Toyota FJ Cruiser was stolen from the 2400 block of South Baldwin between 11:00 p.m. on December 28 and 8:17 a.m. on December 29. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to AMH regarding an assault victim being treated at the hospital. The victim advised that two male Hispanic suspects stole bottles of alcohol a t Rite Aid, 39 Las Tunas,

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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. 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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 ASAP# 3833885 12/23/2010, 12/30/2010, 01/06/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA-10-2390-BS Title Order No. 100505258-CA-LMI APN 8520-027-001 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/15/2006. 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 1/12/2011 at 10:30 AM, Housekey Financial Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 6/9/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1270471, in Book xxx, Page xxx of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: JOSEPH LAWRENCE DELGADO AND RENA HINOJOSA DELGADO , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) A DELAWARE CORPORATION (Original Lender) and CITIBANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-6, as current Servicer/Lender, 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: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650, 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: “AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED 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: 347 WEST HILLCREST BLVD., 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, to-wit: $624,072.62 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure

January 6 - January 12, 2011 prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. DATE: 12/21/2010 Housekey Financial Corporation P.O. Box 60145 City of Industry, CA 91716 For Sale Information: 714-730-2727, www.fidelityasap.com or www.priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3846595 12/23/2010, 12/30/2010, 01/06/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015009480 Title Order No.: 100565720 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/20/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/28/2007 as Instrument No. 20072849858 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MICHAEL T SHEAHAN AND LINDA J SHEAHAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/12/2011 TIME OF SALE: 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. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 130 N PRIMROSE AVE, MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 91016 APN#: 8519-022-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $443,347.41. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/22/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800ASAP# 3841418 12/23/2010, 12/30/2010, 01/06/2011 Ashley Andrews, Esq. SBN: 251565 Hoffman & Andrews, LLP - 302 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, California 91024 - Telephone No. (626)355-4422 - Attorneys for Petitioner, beacon media, Inc. - Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles - In the matter of the petition of beacon media, inc. to have the standing of Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation ascertained and established. Case No.: GC046576 - Notice of intention to apply for order declaring status of newspaper as one of general circulation pursuant to government code section 6021. Notice is hereby given that on 02/08/11, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard in Department S of this court, located at 300 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, California91101 Petitioner intends to apply for an order declaring the newspaper known as the Pasadena Independent to be a newspaper of general circulation for the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. - Date: December 23, 2010 Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles - In the matter of the petition of beacon media, inc. to have the standing of Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general circulation ascertained and established. Case No.: GC046576 - Petition to ascertain and establish standing as a newspaper of general circulation pursuant to california government code sections 6000 and 6020 - Petitioner alleges: Petitioner is the publisher of the newspaper known as the Pasadena Independent, hereinafter referred to as the “the newspaper.” The newspaper is a newspaper of general circulation published for the dissemination of local news and intelligence of a general character in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. The newspaper has a bona fide subscription list of paying subscribers numbering fifty in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California, and elsewhere in the surrounding area, and has an average weekly circulation of three thousand five hundred. For more than one year preceding the filing of this Petition, the newspaper has been established under the name of Pasadena Independent, and has been printed and published regularly every Thursday in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. During the whole of the one year period preceding the filing of this Petition, the mechanical work of producing the newspaper, that is, the work of typesetting and impressing type on paper, has been performed in the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles, and State of California; the newspaper has been issued from the same city, county and state where it is printed and sold; it has been both printed and published in the same city, county and state; and it has been published as a weekly newspaper on each Thursday of each calendar week. wherefore, Petitioner prays for judgment ascertaining and establishing the Pasadena Independent as a newspaper of general

circulation, as defined in section 6000 of the California Government Code for the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles and State of California. Dated: December 23, 2010 Publish: 12/30, 1/6, 1/13 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09-301677AL Order #: 142197 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/1/2007. 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): GREG GARABEDIAN, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/10/2007 as Instrument No. 20072085457 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/18/2011 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: $473,199.41 The purported property address is: 4372 LYND AVENUE ARCADIA, CA 91006 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8571-006-035 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 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 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: 12/22/2010 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# 3851968 12/23/2010, 12/30/2010, 01/06/2011 TS No. T10-67794-CA / APN: 5773-016-115 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/4/2002. 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] 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 and [X] 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 Trustor: Sam R. Rondas And Song Mu, husband and wife as joint tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services Inc. C/O Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92117 877576-0472 Recorded 11/14/2002 as Instrument No. 022749592 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 1/14/2011 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: $268,547.15 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 325 East California Street #A Arcadia, CA 91006 A.P.N.: 5773016-115 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained

by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For sales information please contact Priority Posting and Publishing at www.priorityposting. com or (714) 573-1965 Reinstatement Line: 877-5760472 Date: 12/23/2010 CR Title Services, Inc 1000 Technology Drive, MS-314 O’Fallon MO 63368 , Jill Bryant, Trustee Specialist Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P779557 12/23, 12/30, 01/06/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0121152 Title Order No. 10-8-445247 Investor/Insurer No. 1705594909 APN No. 8519-028-026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LAURA K. MARTORANA, dated 11/15/2007 and recorded 11/28/07, as Instrument No. 20072613934, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/27/2011 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: 224 NORTH ENCINITAS AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 91016. 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 $489,593.35. 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: 12/28/2010 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# FNMA3842517 12/30/2010, 01/06/2011, 01/13/2011 Trustee Sale No. CA08000735-10-2 Title Order No. 100335871-CA-GTI APN 5769-005-009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A

DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/28/2004. 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 1/24/2011 at 10:30 AM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, 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 06/10/2004 as Instrument No. 04 1486754 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: Robert Yaghoubian, an unmarried man, as Trustor, in favor of Everbank, 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: 1130 Fallen Leaf Road , Arcadia, CA 91006 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, 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 the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $1,539,789.67 (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: 12/30/2010 MTC FINANCIAL, INC. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000735-10-2 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 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

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OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P783354 12/30, 1/6, 01/13/2011 Trustee Sale No. 743767CA Loan No. 3011866302 Title Order No. 100574529-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2006. 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 1/21/2011 at 10:30 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11/29/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-2634935 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: John S Liwanag and, Maria R Liwanag, husband and wife as joint tenants, as Trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, FA, 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 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $340,096.14 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 510 S Canyon Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016 APN Number: 8516-020-002 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: 12/29/2010 SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 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 Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.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 Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P785869 12/30, 1/6, 01/13/2011

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$619,000

Renovated 1656 sq.ft. townhome in sierra Madre with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining area, den, newer FA/CA, laminate flooring and remodeled kitchen. situated on a quiet tree lined street, this is the front unit and has an attached 2 car garage, spacious front patio, plus a balcony off the den with mountain views. (H97)

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iNvitiNG CottaGE

$579,000

Cozy 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with formal dining area, large kitchen, finished attic, finished basement and separate laundry room. Welcoming front porch on this 1906 charmer on a large 7,950 square foot lot with mountain views. (G272)

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CharMiNG ENGlish tUdor

$529,000

Located in Alhambra 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, spacious rooms, hardwood floors, high beamed barrel ceilings and fireplace, beautiful front picture window. Arched passages, many custom details throughout. Gated driveway with 2 car garage and lovely backyard. (A1625)

CENtUrY 21 villaGE rEaltY (626) 355-1451

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$499,000

This 2 bed/2 ba home is located on a large lot and features a large family room and living room both w/fireplaces. Lots of room for expansion and close to transportation, jogging trail, schools and shopping. Garage is oversize and has extra room. Move-in Condition!!! (HAC)

MoNrovia

$499,000

Charming 1924 cottage features 3 spacious bdrms, original tile in bath, large eat-in kitchen and living room w/Batchelder tile FP. Light filled nook off the dining room with French doors, bonus room/office and separate laundry room attached to 2 car garage with storage space. Backyard w/ patio & shady avocado tree. Excellent Monrovia location, walking distance to restaurants, shops and entertainment in “Old Town”. (P130)

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$513,000

This 1 BD/1BA house is ideal for those that need to downsize and at the same time want to enjoy nature, trees, back/front yard, patio deck and rose garden. Nice size lot (over 7000 sq. ft.) and NO HOA FEEs!!! Features include living room w/fireplace, remodeled master suite and kitchen with Viking appliances. (sAN)

CENtUrY 21 Earll, ltd.

626-301-1888

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$399,000

Located in Pasadena this 1928, 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home has loads of charm & character, vaulted ceiling, cozy fireplace, formal dining room, hardwood floors, master suite, flowing floor plan, updated kitchen and baths, copper plumbing, and central air & heat. spectacular mountain views and yard! (C3734)

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)

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$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)

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BEaUtifUl rEModElEd CoNdo

$298,000

This 3 bed/2.5 ba unit was recently remodeled. Kitchen w/ granite tile counter tops and custom cabinets. Large family room. Custom paint, window coverings & drapes, ceiling fans, and mirrored closet doors. The entire unit features bamboo flooring. Private 2-car attached garage. (HUN)

CENtUrY 21 Earll, ltd. 626-301-1888

$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)

$359,000

Beautiful 2bdrm 3bth Mediterranean style Townhome in “Rancho Del Bougainvillea” development. Features two master suites, plus bonus room. Great central location. (B499)

$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)

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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)

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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)

$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

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Century 21 village realty

320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia

20 e. Foothill Blvd. Suite 105, arCadia

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

www.Century21earll.Com

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