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John Shear 90, Local Artists to Showcase their Shields Girl Work during Wistaria Festival from Horse this Sunday, March 20 Veteran Santa Anita Paddock Guard John Shear was injured Saturday as he threw himself in front of a young girl in order to protect her from a loose horse, prior to the running of the third race. Shear, a former jockey who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, has been a fixture at Santa Anita for decades. Prior to the incident, he was in his normal position holding the rope on the west entrance of the track’s walking ring. Sea and Sage, a 3-yearold gelding who had started twice previously at the current meet, was in the walking ring with nine other horses who were readying for the upcoming race. Sea and Sage wheeled, freeing himself from his handler and in a 180 degree about-face, sprinted towards the opening Shear was guarding just outside the walking ring. As seen live on simulcast television, Shear, instead of

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The Color Pink - Students and Parents Wear Pink to Support Those Who Received Pink Slips

No Pink Slips – AUSD Issued pick slips to many classified employees Tuesday. How many will actually be laid off may not immediately be known. However, parents showed their support throughout the district by staging protests such as this at Highland Oaks. -Photo by Terry Miller Concerned students and parents protested (in pink) the pink slips at Arcadia schools to express their concern over the state budget crisis and its effect on AUSD local schools. Each school in Arcadia Unified School District will feel the effects of the budget crisis as 105 teachers and staff

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City of Pasadena Issues Fraud Alert A woman calling herself an environmental health inspector with the Pasadena Public Health Department has been approaching local restaurants, claiming to be there to inspect their premises for safety violations in exchange for cash payment. City of Pasadena environmental health inspectors always carry official city identification and business cards, do not handle cash transactions under any circumstances and always provide official inspection reports. If you are approached by anyone falsely claiming to be a city of Pasadena employee, call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 so a report can be filed.

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received notification that their positions may be cut for in the 2011-2012 school year. Parents and students participated in “Wear Pink Day” on March 15, by passing out flyers and holding signs on the side-

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80th Anniversary of Goodwill Garden at Sierra Madre School Saturday March 19 Star Higgins paints a twisted vine of the world’s largest Wistaria plant in Sirerra Madre Monday morning. This Sunday, the general public will have an opportunity to view the vine during the annual Wistaria Festival – Photo by Terry Miller BY TERRY MILLER This Sunday, March 20, 2011 – the first day of spring- when thousands

will be in town to see the historic vine on Hermosa from 9 am – 4 pm, lo-

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Pray For Japan Special Dispatch to Beacon Media from 16 year old local student, Miku Koach who is in Japan on a Junior year study program: This is the first in a series of her first hand experiences of the massive 9.0 Quake that hit Friday that has devas-

tated Japan and its people. March 11, 2011 breaking news spread throughout the world of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan causing damage with

blackouts, fire and tsunamis. My schoolmates and I were in Hokkaido then, the north island of Japan. Four of us were lying in the snow reminiscing and tak-

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Lew Watanabe will be on hand Saturday for the 80th Anniversary of the Goodwill Garden – Photo by Terry Miller BY TERRY MILLER Sierra Madre School will host a special event commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Goodwill Garden at Sierra Madre School this Satur-

day, March 19. Lectures on the history and other aspects of the garden will be will be held in the Arts

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Irish Fun Dorothy's Place

BY DOROTHY DENNE Since on March 17 everyone is either Irish or pretends to be, I looked in my files for some Irish tales. I chose the least naughty for you. Honest. Murphy: Murphy was staggering home with a pint of booze

in his back pocket when he slipped and fell heavily. Struggling to his feet, he felt something wet running down the back of his leg. “Please Lord,” he implored, “let it be blood!!” The Reunion: A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink. “Why of course,” comes the reply. The first man then asks, “Where are you from?” “I’m from Ireland,” replies the second man.

The first man responds, “You don’t say? I’m from Ireland too! Let’s have another round to Ireland.” “Of course,” says the second. Curious, the first asks, “Where in Ireland?” “Dublin,” comes the reply. “I can’t believe it. Me too! Let’s have another round of drinks to Dublin.” “Of course.” The second man can’t help himself so he asks, “What school did you attend?” “Saint Mary’s,” replies the first man. “Really? I

graduated from there in ‘62.” “Me too.” “This is becoming unbelievable,” they say in unison. About that time, in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. “What’s up?” he asks the bartender. “Nothing new,” replied the bartender. “The O’Malley twins are drunk again!” Lost at Sea: Two Irishmen, Patrick & Michael, were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a burning

freighter. While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, Patrick stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously. To the amazement of Patrick, a genie did come forth. This particular genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving it much thought, Patrick blurted out, “make the entire ocean into Guinness beer.” The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash,

and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously the genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of Guinness on the hull broke the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances. Michael looked disgustedly at Patrick whose wish had been granted. After a long, tension-filled moment he spoke. “Nice going Patrick! Now we’re going to have to pee in the boat.” Happy St. Pat’s folks.

Arcadia’s Matt Denny’s Hosts Biggest ever Childhood Cancer Fundraiser - Approximately $50,000 Raised in One Night with the Help of 130 Shaved Heads

Matt Denny’s Ale House usually serves up a beer with a good head but Tuesday evening it was heads of hair that were served up as participants shed their hair for cancer research – Photo by Terry Miller

Started about 10 years ago by some New York insurance executives, the St. Baldrick’s annual fundraising event has grown exponentially in popularity. Each year 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and

BY TERRY MILLER Canada. event to shave heads in On a national level, solidarity with children sufthe St Baldrick’s founda- fering from cancer being tion has thus far raised treated at City of Hope, $13,756,213 this year alone seemed to attract a lot according to a check on more people than in years their website. past. Locally, at Matt McThe St. Baldrick’s Sweeny’s popular speak- Foundation and Matt Deneasy, Matt Denny’s Ale ny’s hosted the head-shavHouse, the ninth annual ing event to raise funds

and awareness for life-saving childhood cancer research. With an initial goal of raising $30,000, nearly and over 130 participants it seems Matt Denny’s once again outdid their individual goal. Last year, customers at

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T he Federal Transit Administration gave formal approval for preliminary engineering work to begin on the Regional Connector, bringing it a step closer to actual construction.

> The project is being constructed in two segments; Phase 2A, from East Pasadena through Azusa; Phase 2B, from Glendora to Montclair.

> A two-mile, fully underground light rail line has been approved for the route of the Regional Connector Transit Corridor connecting the Metro Gold Line, Metro Blue Line and future Expo Line through Downtown LA.

> Ground was broken last summer on the first phase, an 11.4-mile extension, from Sierra Madre Villa in Pasadena east with stops in Arcadia, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia and two in Azusa.

> The route will connect with the Metro Blue and Expo lines at 7th Street/Metro Center Station and with the Metro Gold Line at Alameda Street.

For more information, visit metro.net/foothillextension.

> The Regional Connector will save approximately 20 minutes of travel time by eliminating transfers through Downtown. For more information, visit metro.net/regionalconnector.

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“Going Green” is a popular phrase today! In essence, most everyone knows that it refers to employing activities around the home that can help improve our environment. Many people are being more conscientious about not wasting tap water and turning off lights whenever possible. By turning down the furnace temperature at night during winter months and raising the furnace air conditioning temperature during summer months it can be another great contributor toward improving our environment. If everyone would give a higher priority to the nations “Going Green” efforts we would make a big difference toward protecting our nation’s environment for today and for future generations! However, the term “Going Green” has a totally different meaning around my house. My Irish Colleen wishes everyday was St Patrick’s Day. On March 17th every year I get a giant taste of the Irish culture. She says that St Patrick’s Day would not be the same to her without all things being “Green”. She wears green clothing, decorates with green and she prepares a totally green menu. She would surely be

lost without her bottle of green food coloring on that day, which gives her an unintended green tongue. My “Green Lassie” says, it’s a special time for young and old alike, to wear the green and put on a smile while you enjoy celebrating the occasion of Irish customs. Now how can I put on a smile...when my “Shamrock Queen” goes utterly crazy celebrating the day as she colors my world green? She always opens the day with “Top of the Mornin” Dear ... Breakfast is ready”. Oh sure ... now would you smile if you woke up to green eggs and green pancakes smothered with green butter and mint jelly? Ugh, what a sight. And that is how my day started last year and ... it never got any better. Shortly thereafter, I was informed that her sister-inlaw and her brother were going to spend the day with us and that she was bringing many of her favorite dishes. Spending the day with those two, is like having two “Mother-in-laws for the day and to bring her home cooking to our table made even our dog growl and turn up his nose! But the Best or Worst based upon your heritage ... was yet to come. Her sister-in-law’s din-

ner contribution was green pasta, served with green pesto sauce, nearly raw chicken breast with green gravy and green mashed potatoes. All of those items luke warm. Of course my “Irish Chef” had to top those “gourmet delights” with her own Gastronomic Extravaganza. Split pea soup, of course, everybody’s favorite (gulp), green hot cross buns slathered with green cheese, a hot vegetable of creamed spinach, a veggie plate of celery, brocalli, cold green beans all layered upon bib lettuce (which should have been referred to as bitter lettuce. The choice of deserts included green mint sherbet or Slime Jello pudding, which she called Leprechaun desert. Thank goodness for the “Green Chardonnay” I was able to wash down all of those questionable delicacies. After a four glass wine binge, eating the dinner was becoming enjoyable??? Well, at most St. Patrick’s Day celebrations you will hear “Erin Go Braugh” a very common Irish term bantered about. It means “Ireland Forever”. But at my house it means ... It will be only three hundred sixtyfive days until I have to turn green all over again!

“Redefine How You Dine” - March 27 to April 1, 2011 Pasadena Restaurant Week Kicks Off Next Week Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors for the first Pasadena Restaurant Week which takes place from Sunday, March 27 through Friday, April 1, 2011. The public is invited to visit many of Pasadena’s finest, and most unique, dining establishments for special menus and more. A complete list of restaurants can be found at www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com.

Pasadena Restaurant Week is a citywide event featuring the cuisine of many of Pasadena’s top dining establishments. Participating restaurants will offer at least three fixed price dinner and/ or lunch menu items for visitors. Dinners will be three-course meals while lunches will be two course meals. Depending on the venue and menu offered, meals will be priced at $23,

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Assembly member Portantino Names Arcadia Chamber Executive as 2011 “Woman of the Year” Assembly member Anthony Portantino has chosen Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Director, Beth Costanza as his 2011 Woman of the Year. Costanza was selected from the residents of the 44th district because of her tireless commitment to the community. She will

be honored at a ceremony at the State Capitol on March 21. Beth Costanza who is retiring later this month, has a long history of service in both Arcadia and Monrovia. Prior to heading the Arcadia Chamber, Costanza worked for the Monrovia Cham-

ber where she managed the Merchant Association, among other jobs. Many will remember her years teaching food services and adult education in schools throughout the district. She also served on the boards of several non-profits including Foothill Unity Center, Foot-

hill Family Services and the Girl Scouts. Ms. Costanza will fly to Sacramento on March 21st where she will be honored on the floor of the Assembly for her lifetime of hard work and dedication to our community.

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Chyten Educational Services, a leading provider of tutoring and test preparation services, today announced that Saturday, March 26, will be its First Annual “Which Test is Best?” Day, during which the company will offer a free ACT vs. SAT comparison testing package (worth $90). To help teens determine which college admissions test will best position them for the greatest future success, all 40 Chyten Educational Centers in 13 states across the country will give away the company’s ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test and proprietary Magnostic™ Diagnostic – a firstof-its-kind report that uses behavioral analytics to determine which test is best for a student and which tutoring methods will be most effective. “Which Test is Best?” Day is open to the first 1,000 students nationwide who register for the event, and test takers can choose one of two available sessions (8:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.) on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting their closest Chyten Educational Center

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The cutting-edge student assessment determines whether a test taker’s skills are better suited for the ACT or SAT by using behavioral analytics to study various performance categories such as fatigue and answer selection tendencies. The Chyten Magnostic™ Diagnostic enables its world-class tutors to create highly individualized tutoring programs to maximize test-day performance. “Our test and diagnostic represent state-of-the-art analytical tools that students and parents can use to determine the most productive course of study for maximum test-day performance,” said Chyten. “Our goal is for each student to achieve his or her full potential. With the comparison test and Magnostic™ Diagnostic, college-bound students can make a well-informed decision about which test to take and how to effectively prepare in areas of deficiency.” Chyten Educational Services’ “Which Test is Best?” Day is open to the first 1,000 students who register for the event. To take

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Bobbi Fielding of Huntington Hospital speaks ewith students at Blair last Friday about the SADD program. -Photo by Terry Miller Huntington Hospital Injury Prevention Coordinator, Dorien (Bobbi) Fielding brought the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) program to Blair Junior/High School in Pasadena on Friday, March 11. SADD’s mission is to provide students with the best prevention tools available to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions The students of Blair Jr./Sr. High School were “incredibly supportive of SADD” according to Bobbi Fielding who was personally on campus Friday

as 180 students signed up to become members of SADD and signed the “Contract For Life”. This contract means the students have “made a decision to learn how to make positive choices, be strong leaders in their school and stay above the influences of destructive behaviors.” Fielding added “I am so proud to be a part of this revolution that is giving the students of our community the education they need to lead healthier lives.” The students with whom we spoke on Friday said they were pleased to have dialog about things like bullying and substance abuse.

For 30 years, SADD has been committed to empowering young people to lead education and prevention initiatives in their schools and communities. Founded as Students Against Driving Drunk in 1981 in Wayland, Massachusetts, SADD has grown to become the nation’s dominant peer-topeer youth education and prevention organization with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges. In 1997, SADD expanded its mission and now sponsors Students Against Destructive Decisions.

Planned Parenthood Combats Intimate Partner Violence with Second Annual Vagina Monologues Performance Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley present their second annual all-staff and volunteer produced benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in support of the V-DAY 2011 Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls. As the leading provider of affordable, quality reproductive health care and health education in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, Planned Parenthood staff work every day to end intimate partner violence facing women and

families. Through counseling, education sessions and confidential health care, we provide a safe place to turn for help. One-hundred percent of patients receive education and counseling tailored to their specific needs- including screening for intimate partner violence and abuse. Proceeds of the two performances support the life-saving cervical, breast and testicular cancer screenings, contraceptive services, well-woman exams, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, edu-

cation and counseling visits that are just some of the many preventative health care services provided by Planned Parenthood. Event tickets are available at www.pppsgv.org or call 626.794.5737 ext. 110. More information is also available at our Facebook page at www.facebook. com (Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley). Sunday, March 27th and Monday, March 28th, 7:30pm (both nights) at Sierra Madre Playhouse

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The Social Whirl With Love, From Russia Please Send Your Social announcements and Invitations to Floretta Lauber at:

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Barbara DeKovnerMayer’s concern about the hard times the Russian people would face as their economic system evaporated after the fall of Communism prompted her to write a letter to Pravda. The response to this letter’s publication in 1991 was an avalanche of letters, highlighting the needs for non-perishable foods, nonprescription medicines, etc. The letters moved Barbara, a former dancer and journalist, to tears. She began begging friends and family to send these items. With the arrival of more pleading letters, her desire to help was exceeded by the requests. Thus began

Friends Assisting Friends, a non-profit foundation that aids Russian families. After trips to Russia and living with some of her correspondents, she was able to provide further assistance by arranging for the sale of handicrafts here in the U.S. In the last eight years, she has learned to speak and write Russian, becoming a lifeline for more than 130 impoverished families with supplies ranging from toothpaste to warm winter coats. Life saving surgery, medical supplies, writing materials for Russian school children, seminars for Russians hoping to start new careers and invent new technology are

further ways Friends Assisting Friends have aided the community. “Shattered Silence – Feelings From Former Soviets Struggling with Freedom at Home!” is the account of her experiences. With Love, From Russia, a program by Barbara DeKovner-Mayer, will be presented Wednesday, April 6, 10:30 a.m., at Arcadia Public Library. Punctuated with humor, jokes, accents and intimate details that you won’t read in newspapers or can’t see on television, this program will be a new insight. The Friends of Arcadia Public Library are the sponsors of the free program. Refreshments will be served.

The Woman’s Club of Temple City hosted a catered luncheon on February 24, 2011, honoring the Camillia Court of Temple City. Accompanying the children were General Chairwoman Mary Sneed, Festival Director Nanette

Fish, and Royal Governess Grace Compo. Sneed presented the Camillia Court to members of the Woman’s Club. Each student received a small gift from the club. Woman’s Club Program Chairwoman Helen Mote surprised

club members with a special program presented by Matt Beyer, director of the Brighter Side Singers of Temple City High School, whom were promoting the upcoming high school production of Cinderella.

‘Coldwater Creek' Fashions and Luxury Basket Headline Arcadia Woman's Club April 16 Luncheon Woman's Club of Temple City Host Camillia Tickets are already furnishing the latest spring by Santa Anita Mall, choco- Court flying out the door for the fashions. lates, dinner certificate and Arcadia Woman’s Club Spring Luncheon and Show. You don’t want to miss this!!! The club has a history of never disappointing guests with great food, entertainment and the ambience of their lovely historic clubhouse. This year they have a coup with the very popular “Coldwater Creek” (located in Santa Anita Mall)

Phyllis Bird, chair, has promised decorations that will bring raves. The other big enticement is a luxury basket featuring a boutique sized Waterford crystal clock, crystal beaded frame, $250 of facial treatments donated by Antoinette of Urban Retreat on Foothill in Arcadia. One year’s free VIP valet parking at the Mall and a $50 gift card donated

more, valued at approximately $500. Time is 11 a.m. There will be a no-host bar and cost is $45. Reservations must be made with a check payable to the club and mailed to Barbara Lampman at 1531 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006. For more information, Call Floretta Lauber at (626) 355-6945 or Phyllis Bird at (626) 446-0566.

Wistaria Blossoms on the Runway at Sierra Madre Woman's Club In honor of the city’s 117-year-old vine, it will be Wistaria Blossoms on the Runway when Sierra Madre Woman’s Club holds its annual Fashion Show and luncheon on Saturday, March 26, 11:30

Members of Arcadia PTA Council were guests at the March 7th Coordinating Council. The PTA donated $3,000 towards the $17,000 plus spent to send Arcadia youths to camps in 2010. (L-r) Back row: Erin Slessor (Camino Grove), Kay Kinsler (PTA Council president), Aspasia Merari (Longley Way), Fenton Eng (Arcadia High), Karyn Chien (Highland Oaks). Front row: Kerri Kiyomura (Hugo Reid), Michael Tom (Baldwin Stocker), Kathy Hamane for Doris Hayata (Holly Ave.), Vicky Stiles (First Ave.), not pictured Lan Nguyen (Foothills Middle School), Lisa Brock (Dana Middle).

a.m., in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Club members will step out modeling fabulous fashions from Magnolia of Arcadia. The boutique shop owner, Karen Crisi,

will be show commentator. Tickets are $25 each, with proceeds supporting club philanthropies. For ticket reservations, call Sheila Pierce, event chair, at (626) 355-8332.

“Wistaria Blossoms on the Runway” (l-r) Karen Crisi, owner of Magnolia’s Boutique el, Betty Mackie, event chair – Sheila Pierce and model Melissa Shute.

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The Place to be – March 29 - April 2, The Little Theatre at Arcadia High Guys and Dolls

Moments after Saturday’s third race, the fully costumed cast of AHS’s Guys and Dolls hit the Winner’s Circle for a picture while Santa Anita’s legendary P.A. announcer, Trever Denman, told the crowd about the musical’s performance dates. Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson, and Council Member Bob Harbicht (far right) post with the talented thespians.

The excitement grows! Publicity for Arcadia High School Drama Department’s musical production of Guys and Dolls is sweeping the city. Members of the City Council, Santa Anita, online newspapers, the list goes on, all helping to promote the five-day run of the play, the story of a New York gambler challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana; however, they fall for each other. The bet has a hidden motive – to finance a crap game. Humorous story and great music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. High school director, Steven Volpe,

has raised the bar for this department. I predict a sell-out! This is based on watching The Music Man come to town. Instead of 76 trombones, he brings 116 kinds of cookies. I’m speaking of Bill Clark, a father of a freshman who has hit this town like a tornado publicizing the show and handing out this famous cookies. If ever the old adage was ever true, “One person can make a difference.” Ticket are only $15. Phone (626) 821-8370, ext. 1129. I have my reservation. Be sure to get yours.

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President and General Manager of Santa Anita, the genial George Haines II, with Amy J. Zimmerman, vice president of Business Coordination and director of broadcasting, at lunch in the Director’s room on Santa Anita’s Handicap Day March 5.

Arcadia VIPs Mayor Peter Amundson (center) (L) Council member Bob Harbicht and Roger Chandler in the Director’s Room on the Big Cap Day at Santa Anita.

Stars of the A.H.S. musical production Guys and Dolls, Gabriel Rousset as Sky. Rousset is a linebacker on the football team. Angie Possemato plays Sarah. Angie was on the varsity softball team at AHS and is a third generation Arcadian.


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dropping the perimeter rope he was holding and protecting himself, ran in front of the loose horse and threw himself in front of and on top of the young girl in the crowd, who appeared to be three or four years of age. Sea and Sage collided with Shear, who remained conscious, responsive and was moving when he was attended to by on-site First Aid personnel and later by members of the City of Arcadia Fire Department. Shear was taken by ambulance to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for further evaluation. Sea and Sage emerged from the incident uninjured and was caught in the Santa Anita stable area, whereupon he was returned to his stall at trainer Gary Mandella’s barn. The condition of injured 90-year-old paddock guard John Shear has improved “one hundred eighty degrees” over what it was Saturday night at Huntington Memorial Hospital according to a family member. Shear, who was injured

while shielding a 6-year-old girl from a runaway loose horse, was hospitalized Saturday afternoon following the accident that occurred prior to Santa Anita’s third race. “I went and saw him last night in I.C.U. (intensive care unit) and he didn’t look good,” said Shear’s son, Mike, 44. “His voice wasn’t good and his face was black and blue. I went back this morning to see him at 10:30 and there was a complete, 180 degree turnaround. He was sitting upright, talking, laughing and completely coherent and he’s stable. “He’s got multiple fractures. I’m not sure about all of them, but we do know he has one fracture in his pelvic area. He was hurt about four years ago in a paddock accident at Hollywood Park and the doctors inserted a rod in that area which may’ve been dislodged yesterday. “The doctors think this has caused some internal bleeding in that bone area and he did lose a significant amount of blood yesterday. The latest word is that he’s not going to have to undergo

surgery at this time, which is great news,” said Shear. Shear’s act of selfless heroism has created national interest, far beyond the scope of horseracing. “I’m completely blown away and humbled by the response from fans at the track and from those on all the social media sites. It’s amazing how many people that don’t even know my dad have expressed their well wishes,” said Shear. “My dad does about 35 pushups a day and he eats well and stays fit. I think that’s the biggest reason he’s recovering so quickly. I’m extremely proud of him. I’m the most proud of him that I’ve ever been. He’s overcome a lot in his life—from where he came from and what’s he’s been able to accomplish. “We’re not really sure how long he’s going to have to stay in the hospital. A lot depends on whether he’s going to (eventually) need surgery. “We’ll probably know more later today.” John Shear has been employed at Santa Anita Park since Dec. 23, 1961.

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Sierra Madre Playhouse brings Wilder’s Classic “Our Town” to our Town BY FRAN SYVERSON Nuthin’ like the hometown newspaper to find out what’s goin’ on in Grover’s Corner, is there? So Christian Lebano strolls onstage, plunks down on a bench, and settles in with his newspaper. Kinda stares out at the audience, now and then, as if tryin’ to figure out what they’re doin’ watching him. Gets up, stretches. Then, as some folks mosey onto the scene and sit themselves down quietly, facing the back and sides of the stage, Lebano as the Stage Manager begins to let us in on the goings-on in “Our Town.” For he’s the narrator, the thread that holds the story together, and who tells us more, probably, than even the hometown paper would about life in the early 1900s in New Hampshire. There’ll be three acts, he tells us. First, in “Daily Life” we’ll meet the town characters. “Love and Marriage” is self-explanatory. Finally, we take an out-of-thisworld trip in “Death and Eternity.” Does this sound trite? Scarcely! It’s profound in a quiet way, the way in which most of us live our lives, with the ongoingness of our joys and sorrows. It’s a simple story, one about the folks and their daily rituals in Grover’s Corner. Playwright Thornton Wilder wanted it simple, even to the stage setting. His script specifies, for example, that two ladders are used to symbolize upstairs windows in the Gibbs and Webb households. Standing part way up the ladders, teenag-

ers George Gibbs and Emily Webb call across to each other about homework. Set designer Nick Santiago has followed Wilder’s cues, choosing only plain wooden tables and chairs as the furniture. Not only the setting is minimalistic, but also the acting. Much of it is pantomimed, with the ladies dusting their homes, picking over the fresh green beans, setting breakfast out for their families. Their phantom gestures are so convincing that, before long, we think we’re seeing the beans and the coffee. One audience member was heard to say that when the drugstore clerk made sodas for George and Emily, he could almost see the cherry plopping onto the top of the soda. From time to time, actors come alive on cue from the Stage Manager, rising from their chairs to play out a scene. A warm and motherly Mrs. Gibbs (Lynn Ann Leveridge) dreams of going to Paris or someplace “where they don’t speak English” once in her life. Michael Prichard as Dr. Gibbs is good at dampening her spirits about such an unlikely trip. Next door, Nancy Youngblut portrays a tightlaced Mrs. Webb, efficient at both homemaking and parenting. Mr. Webb (Don Savage) offers young George, on his wedding morn, some muddled advice about women. Both Emily (Lila Dupree) and George (Ryan Burke) are appropriately nervous as they start to take the Big

Step. Later, in the final act in heaven, Emily plays a poignant and defining role as she relives her 12th birthday and realizes the beauty and fullness of her life on earth. Most cast members play multiple roles of the townspeople—the milkman, editor, too talkative professor, church organist (does he tipple too much?) Alphabetically, they are Ray Chao, Benjamin Gould, Austin Grehan, Tamika Katon-Donegal, Brandon McCluskey, and William Stamey, with Rhys Pugh and Cassie Yeager as understudies. Liz Peterson and Shon Le Blanc use Valentino’s Costumes to depict the era, and also to evoke the image of each personality. Costume changes are simple, too—perhaps just the donning or doffing of an apron. Wilder’s play, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is produced at the Sierra Madre Playhouse by Estelle Campbell. It is directed by Sabina Ptasznik, whose perceptive notes about “Our Town” are included in the program that was designed as a vintage newspaper by Susan Henderson. Juliana McBride is stage manager, and also lighting and sound tech. Stephanette Isabel Smith designed the lighting, and Adam Fish the sound. Original poster art is by Carolyn Gravatte, whose painting of the Sierra Madre Playhouse also graces the cover of “The Southern California Story…

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Japanese Garden in Sierra Madre Celebrates 80 Years Continued from page 1 Discovery Room of Sierra Madre School, Lower Campus, this Saturday March 19 from 1 to 3 pm. Debbie Henderson will be available give an overview of Japanese American community in Sierra Madre and their garden gift. Mitsuo Kunihiro will be discussing school days at Sierra Madre circa 1930s and talking about how the garden came to be the Japanese garden at Sierra Madre School. Natalie Sandoval is slated to talk about school days at Sierra Madre in the 1990s, the subsequent rediscovery of the Japanese garden and how the students got into restoring the lost treasure that was destroyed as a result of bigotry and hatred of Japanese Americans post Pearl Harbor. Helen Pontarelli will discuss how the garden has become an unexpected, emergent curriculum at the school and fundraising parent, Linda Sandoval, digs in with how the kids in the school help raise funds for the garden’s upkeep. And of course, no event at the Goodwill Garden would be complete without Lew Watanabe. Lew Watanabe is one of those rare individuals who has volunteered his own time, money and expertise in restoring and expanding the garden along with a help from his friends in Sierra Madre and community support over the years. A couple Middle School Service Club Students will also share about work on the garden and future plans. The original Japanese garden was built in 1931 by the parents of Japanese American students. The carefully constructed and peaceful garden vandalized and completely destroyed by adults who over-reacted to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The sixth grade class of 1995 read about Sierra Madre’s history and discovered an article in the Los Angeles Times documenting a garden at their school. Upon reading this, the students decided to restore it, undertook a massive fundraising and labor

effort to do just that. The students held car washes, bake sales, wrote letters, and sold origami cranes among other things to fund the reconstruction. They also performed the physical labor digging the bridge out of the mud and excavated the garden. Enter Japanese-American community member, Lew Watanabe. Lew became a central figure for the ambitious project. As a landscape gardener and unique Watanabe designed the new garden and led the reconstruction. Through sales and donations, students were able to raise enough money to rebuild the garden. On Sunday, February 4, 1995, the Japanese Garden was officially dedicated. The ceremony included 17 members of the class of 1931 and their teacher. The dedication ceremony included Taiko drumming, dancing, and a karate demonstrations. The garden was named – Garden of Goodwill. In Sierra Madre there is a unique volunteer spirit, perhaps quite unlike any other city. Kids and parents put together a massive volunteer effort to keep the garden clean and on Veterans Day last year and learned what happened to Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor – also what became of many of those who were sent to internment camps as a direct result of the military action. Japanese-American internment was the move and internment by the United States government in 1942 of about 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese who lived along the Pacific coast of the United States to camps called “War Relocation Camps,” in the wake of Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The internment of Japanese Americans was applied unequally throughout the United States. Japanese Americans who lived on the West Coast of the United States were all interned, while in Hawaii, where more than 150,000 Japanese Americans composed over one-third of

the territory’s population, 1,200 to 1,800 Japanese Americans were interned. Of those interned, 62% were American citizens. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt(FDR) authorized the internment with Executive Order 9066, issued February 19, 1942, which allowed local military commanders to designate “military areas” as “exclusion zones,” from which “any or all persons may be excluded.” This power was used to declare that all people of Japanese ancestry were excluded from the entire Pacific coast, including all of California and most of Oregon and Washington, except for those in internment camps. In 1988, Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed legislation which apologized for the internment on behalf of the U.S. government. The legislation said that government actions were based on “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership”. The U.S. government eventually disbursed more than $1.6 billion in reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned and their heirs. The lesson learned is that of tolerance and how things like prejudice can overwhelm a nation. The similarity of the anti-Muslim racism today is not lost on these young minds. Teachers such as Helen Pontarelli are helping the students realize that tolerance of our differences is critical and compromise is the only solution to such matters. The Upper Campus Service Club (which tends to the gardens) was started about five years ago by a parent who wanted the new middle school (currently under construction) to have some of the same opportunities as established middle schools in the Pasadena Unified School district – the current project of the service club is the care and maintenance one of Sierra Madre’s true historic monuments. The event will be held this Saturday, March 19 at Sierra Madre School from 1-3

The Winner of Last Week’s Candidate Forum Clear to All The candidates and the Monrovia Weekly which cosponsored the forum with KGEM, were in complete agreement: the winners of the forum were the students who conducted it. The candidates were also in agreement that they had all learned from the students of issues which had not always been in their consideration. The students who conducted the forum which KGEM will begin airing

next week and is available on their website: KGEM. tv, were members of Annie Van Dyke’s Advanced Placement U.S. History Class. They are all very involved in their community and had spent some time researching issues which concerned them. The Weekly cannot begin to express our gratitude to these students for their efforts and yet, we received this note from Mrs.

Van Dyke: “It was a terrific experience and I know that all the kids feel more connected to their city and knowledgeable about what is happening. The evening surpassed all our expectations – it was really fun to be on TV and to get to meet the candidates.” The forum was moderated by Kevin Greenwood who is also the student rep-

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Music, Martinis and the Maestro… Back by Popular Demand The California Philharmonic's chamber music series returns, but to a different location – the recently renovated Sofia Ballroom at Noor Ballroom and Dining Room

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From 2004 to 2008, one of the California Philharmonic’s most popular events was Music, Martinis and the Maestro, where many of LA’s most talented musicians got together on a Sunday afternoon to perform chamber music in an intimate setting. Once again, music lovers will have an opportunity to sip martinis (or the cocktails of their choice) while hearing works by composers from Pachelbel to Gershwin when Cal Phil officially revives Music, Martinis and the Maestro at “Brilliant Brass” on Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at the Noor Sofia Ballroom and Dining Room in Pasadena. “We call this series Music, Martinis and the Maestro because the title describes exactly what the event offers,” says Mindy Kernc, General Manager. “There is music and, yes, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are available for purchase. But what is truly unique about this chamber music event is that we also

provide the audience with a chance to meet Victor Vener, the founder and Maestro of Cal Phil, at a pre-concert lecture…or perhaps I should call it a preconcert Q and A. The audience is always encouraged to ask both our Maestro and the musicians performing any questions they may have about what they will hear.” Cal Phil is also pleased to be able to present Music, Martinis and the Maestro at a new location, the newly renovated Sofia Ballroom. “The audience is seated at tables in a venue that is truly as beautiful as the music,” says Kernc. “And Noor provides a spectacular view of the mountains and City Hall. I can’t think of a better place to while away a Sunday afternoon while listening to great music.” The upcoming 2011 season for Music, Martinis and the Maestro is as follows: Brilliant Brass—March 20. 2 trumpets, horn, trom-

bone, tuba. Pachelbel: Canon • Ward: Dirty Martini. Gershwin:Porgy And Bess. Sousa: Stars And Stripes Forever Shimmering Strings— April 17. 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, piano. Schubert: Trout Quintet. Dvorák: American Quartet Beethoven & More— May 15. violin, cello, piano, guitar. Beethoven: Archduke Trio. Pezzone and Porée: Original Compositions Ticketing is at tables with prices ranging from $30 to $45 for single seats. Private tables are available as well. A full bar and light lunch fare may also be purchased. For menus and further information on Music, Martinis and the Maestro, visit www.calphil.org The Sofia Ballroom is located at Noor Ballroom and Dining Room: Paseo Colorado, 260 East Colorado Blvd; Pasadena, CA 91101 To purchase tickets for Music, Martinis and the Maestro, call 626.300.8200

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Students and Parents Wear Pink to Support Pink Slipped Teachers and Staff Continued from page 1 walks during drop off and pickup at area middle and elementary schools. The goal is to educate more parents and community members about the crisis Arcadia schools face as a direct result of budget cuts and how parents can show their support of Arcadia schools by donating to the Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF). Approximately 100 students at

each middle school wore wear pink shirts with “AEF $upport$ Our Schools” to help spread the message. Additionally high school and middle school students plan to attend the Arcadia City Council meeting on March 15 to further publicize the need to support Arcadia public schools during this state budget crisis. At Highland Oaks at

8 am Tuesday, scores of parents participated in support of the teachers who received layoff notices: There are seven at Highland Oaks who stand to lose their positions. The parents asked everyone to support the Arcadia Educational Foundation with donations of any amount to counter the expected losses. Arcadia Educational

Foundation was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit organization and is operated by community volunteers in order to provide funding to enhance Arcadia Unified School District programs. AEF works in partnership with AUSD to identify high value funding opportunities in need of support and provides funding directly to the District to support those activities.

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ing money to fund childhood cancer research. Members of the Arcadia Fire and Police Department will be shaving their heads to honor the more than 160,000 kids diagnosed each year worldwide. Children from the City of Hope, who will arrive in style on fire engines thanks to the support of the local fire department, are the event’s special guests of the night and will be helping take swipes of hair off the local firefighters

and police officers heads. Hair Stylists from Del Sol Salon & Spa will be serving as volunteer barbers. The event will also include live music, an ice cream sundae station and food throughout the evening. Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the event as well. For more information, check out the event page on the St. Baldrick’s website. Firefighters from, Arcadia Fire Department, Monrovia Fire Dept and

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Matt McSweeny gets his head shaved Tuesday with the help of Del Sol’s Cathy Carter. -Photo by Terry Miller

Matt Denny have collected over $53,000 for the fundraiser when all the pennies were counted. It could easily be another record year for Matt Denny’s and St Baldrick’s. Why all the shaved heads? St. Baldrick’s is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research by hosting worldwide head-shaving events where volunteers collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, rais-

officers from Arcadia Police Dept. had their heads shaved Del Salon stylists assisted by children from the City of Hope in order to raise funds (and the all important awareness) for pediatric cancer research and to give encouragement and support to the children of the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope. As usual, the wonderful women ( and one man) at Del Sol Salon next door

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Pasadena Restaurant Week Kicks off next week Continued from page 3 restaurant destination and remind local residents and visitors that Pasadena offers dining experiences to satisfy foodies of all tastes at all price ranges. “Participating restaurants will be preparing special meals at extraordinary introductory prices”, according to a press release issued by the Chamber of Commerce.

Participating earteries include : 1810 (eighteen ten), a/k/a An American Bistro, Bar Celona, Bistro 45, Celestino Ristorante, CREPEstudio, Derek’s Bistro, El Cholo, El Portal, Elements Kitchen, Green Street Restaurant, Japon Bistro, Margarita’s Comida Mexicana, Maria’s Italian Kitchen, Noir Food

and Wine, Pie ‘n Burger, Robin’s Woodfire BBQ and Grill, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Terrace at the Langham, Trevo’s at the Hilton and Villa Sorriso. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard kicks off Pasadena Restaurant Week at a special press event on Thursday, March 24th at

City of Temple City Events March 16 - March 31, 2011 March 21: Special City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers Election winners Blum, Sternquist and Vizcarra will be sworn in to serve four-year terms on the City Council. A new Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem will also be named for the coming year. Reception to follow at 7 p.m. in the Temple City Park gazebo. More info: Mary Flandrick, (626) 285-2171, ext. 2316. March 24: Rosemead Blvd. Community Meeting, 7 and 8 p.m., Live Oak Park (Community Center) Learn about the City’s plan to improve Rosemead Blvd. See what’s being proposed and provide

your input before construction starts in 2012. Two sessions are scheduled: English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m. Free child care and refreshments. More info: Steve Masura, (626) 285-2171, ext. 2306. March 25: Spring Fling, 6-9 p.m., Live Oak Park Boys and girls 10-14 years of age are invited for an evening of fun. Among the offerings: rock climbing, miniature golf, laser tag, dancing, and night hunts for candy filled eggs and gift cards. Fee: $8. Participation requires a signed permission slip. More info: Cathy Burroughs, (626) 285-2171, ext. 2363.

March 26: Used Oil Collection Day, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pep Boys, 5839 Rosemead Blvd. Dispose your used oil filters and up to five gallons of used motor oil at no cost. Used oil must be delivered in sealed containers. Those who participate will receive a free oil container and other promotional items while supplies last. More info: Bryan Ariizumi, (626) 2852171, ext. 2336. March 31: City Offices Closed City offices will be closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Regular hours and programming will remain in effect at Live Oak Park facilities.

TCUSD Hosts Community 5K Run/Walk The Temple City Unified School District will host a free Community Health Fair and 5K Run/ Walk on May 7, 2011 at Temple City Park, located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive in Temple City. The Run/Walk is free and all runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt. Checkin for the Run/Walk will begin at 6:30 a.m., with the Run/ Walk beginning at 7:00 a.m. sharp! Registration forms must be turned in to Jeanne St. Pierre; the deadline for registration is April 22.

Registration forms for the 5K Run/Walk are available at the TCUSD District Office, all school sites, and at City Hall in Temple City. Late registration on the day of the event will be taken, but T-shirts are limited to those who register in advance. The free Community Health Fair will be held from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., also at Temple City Park. A dentist will provide student dental screenings, which are mandated by the State. The Fair will also include diabetes, grip strength, body fat, and

10:00 a.m. at Pasadena City Hall. Sponsors of Pasadena Restaurant Week include Platinum Sponsor The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Gold Sponsor the City of Pasadena and Silver Sponsor the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau. Media Sponsors include Dining with Peter

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take the Metro Link Gold Line to the Sierra Madre Villa Station where you can catch the Gateway Coach to downtown Sierra Madre. The Shuttle Ticket booth will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 20th at the intersection of E. Montecito and Baldwin Avenues. Local plain air artists will showcase their work - Friends of the Arts artists Tori Wahlstrom, Gail Radice, Star Higgins and Loni Kaiser be on hand personally to discuss their individual styles. Top of Form An anticipated 10,000 visitors are expected to descend upon Sierra Madre Sunday to witness what The Guinness Book of World Records has named the world’s largest flowering plant. Six “Wistaria Treasurers of Sierra Madre“

were afforded that unique distinction Monday at a special press preview of the vine. Eph Konigsbert, Phyllis Chapman, Marjorie “Mama Pete” Peterson, Jan Reed, former Mayor George Maurer, and City Treasurer George Enyedi are the very first honorees in the 93 year-old history of the festival. Ask anyone in town who any of these individuals is and you’ll soon see why they were chosen as the first ever Festival Treasures – they are living history and the reason for the honor of these individuals according to Bill Coburn of the Chamber of Commerce. The Wistaria Festival Committee initiated this honor to recognize the volunteer work of citizens whose efforts have allowed for the festival to continue year after year since its beginning in 1918.

Wistaria Festival Continued from page 1 ready to show you their impressions of life, the vine and their community in Sierra Madre. The annual festival includes more than 150 crafters, live music all day, Children’s Activities & Food Courts in Memorial Park among other things. If the weather cooperates as is anticipated, the 93 year old festival will be one of the biggest ever. The Gateway Shuttle from the Sierra Madre Villa Station of the Gold Line will be traveling on a loop to downtown Sierra Madre from 10am to 6pm. The Gateway Coach will be free of charge on Wistaria Day. Driving Directions Sierra Madre is located directly North/East of Pasadena & North/West of Arcadia. Exit the 210 Freeway at Baldwin Ave. Drive North to Sierra Madre Blvd. Or

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Who of Pasadena’s elite to those with some extremely stinky feet. Businessmen and, former Queens and even a flatfoot to infamous radio personalities and a few wannabe movie stars thrown in for good measure will ultimately decide who will wear the coveted Doo Dah Crown. Rumours of Charlie Sheen being one of the contestants this year are “grossly inaccurate” by Sheen’s publicist, Dr. Jeremy Jekyl. However, his publicist did add that the chance that Sheen might be a judge is “not out of the question” as the stipend offered by Lightbringer for his services would “significantly help Sheen’s bottom line. The object of the Doo Dah tryout exercise on April 2, is to select, “fairly democratically” and as outrageously as possible, the person (or persons) who best represent the spirit of Doo Dah- whatever that is – and who will also perform official duties which might, or might not include such duties as ship launchings,, ribbon cuttings and pressed suit conferences throughout her (his) rein as Queen. For those of you who may not know of the Doo Dah Parade and pre-events such as the Queen Tryouts, you are most certainly missing out on a Pasadena tradi-

tion that has been handed down through the generations – a deeply moving experience for anyone who has even a grain of humility. Where else can you experience extraordinary live music by Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, Horses on Astroturf; be intoxicated by Naughty Mickie’s Belly and Sword dance and have some really cheap drink and food to boot while witnessing history? Where else can you find a man resembling Uncle Fester with a light bulb in his mouth while a cup full of dry ice emitting from his head? Perhaps only at a Doo Dah Queen tryout will you experience Erica Valentine’s amazing Fender Stratocaster playing. Perhaps Count Smokula is more up your alley with his eternal bid for the coveted title. Colorful costumes, perennial belly dancers and busts of all shapes and sizes appear on stage hoping to grab the judges attention but when it comes down to the final analysis, it is the talent that wins over most judges – “Yeah, right!…It’s all about the skin, baby. The more you show, the better your odds”, said one former judge who spoke with Beacon via a pay phone but refused to identify herself for this report. A couple of years ago one of my personal favorite acts, the highly seductive serpent twins, won the greatly sort after title of Doo Dah Queen(s) – This year, who knows. It could be you! Ah...the good old days at Zorthian’s Ranch when men played drums and women were nearly naked One can imagine this year’s entrants could include homage to Kate Middleton, the future Queen of England and I’m sure a sampling of Lady Gaga lookalikes and

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Sierra Madre Playhouse Continued from page 8 seeking the better life in Sierra Madre.” Poster design and layout is by Jeff Lapides. Anne Marie Atwan manages the properties. Donald Songster did the production photography, and Philip Sokoloff the publicity. “Our Town” will continue at the Sierra Madre Playhouse weekends through April16. Curtain time is 8

p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees (dark March 20.) Admission is $20 general, $17 for seniors (65+) and students (13-17), and $12 for children 12 and under. The Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. City lots offer free parking. Pre- or post-theater

dining at local restaurants on Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard can enhance your theater-going experience. For ticket reservations or more information, phone (626) 355-4318, or visit the website, www.sierramadreplayhouse.org, for online ticketing. For reservations for groups of 15 or more people, phone (626) 836-2125.


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Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles Rock the Pasadena Library April 3

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Free Community Concert at Pasadena Central Library's Wright Auditorium The Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles will present an afternoon of fiery fiddle music at a free community concert on Sunday April 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library’s Wright Auditorium. A lively program of marches, strathspeys, reels and jigs in the Scottish tradition will be performed by the Pasadena-based orchestra featuring fiddles, cellos, basses, guitars, clarinets, drums, piano and Gaelic singers. Internationally known Scottish fiddle performer, instructor, and competition judge Jan Tappan

will direct the 40-member orchestra. Two-time U.S. Scottish Fiddle Champion Colyn Fischer and pianist Shauna Pickett-Gordon, of the Celtic music duo PeatFire Flame, will join the Fiddlers as special guest performers. For 29 years the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles have entertained audiences throughout Southern California with the energetic music of Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Cape Breton Island and Ireland. Professionals and amateurs alike comprise the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles who are brought together

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by the joy of playing the lilting melodies and hard driving rhythms of Scottish music and sharing the experience with the public. Members range in age from pre-teen to seniors. Advance tickets for this popular event can be obtained by emailing info@scottishfiddlers.org. A limited number of seats will available at the door for guests without advance tickets. The Pasadena Central Library is located at 285 E. Walnut Street. Parking is available in the University of Phoenix parking lot directly behind the library.

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USGS updates magnitude of Japan’s 2011 Tohoku earthquake to 9.0 The USGS has updated the magnitude of the March 11, 2011, Tohoku earthquake in northern Honshu, Japan, to 9.0 from the previous estimate of 8.9. Independently, Japanese seismologists have also updated their estimate of the earthquake’s magnitude to 9.0. This magnitude places the earthquake as the fourth largest in the world since 1900 and the largest in Japan since mod-

ern instrumental recordings began 130 years ago. The USGS often updates an earthquake’s magnitude following the event. Updates occur as more data become available and more time-intensive analysis is performed. There are many methods of calculating the energy release and magnitude of an earthquake. Some methods give approximate values within minutes of the earthquake, and oth-

ers require more complete data sets and extensive analysis. Due to inherent uncertainties in the modeling of energy and magnitude, the results from different agencies often vary slightly. These magnitude discrepancies arise from the use of different data and techniques. For more information on why magnitudes change, see http:// earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/ faq/?faqID=297.

and left us in state of anxious worry. By that afternoon the news was a blaze with images and video and death tolls already reaching hundreds. It was only then that we understood of the devastation the earthquake and the subsequent tsunamis took on the country. It was hard to believe that while the sun shined and snow glistened outside that in the same country people were in the midst of evacuating while their homes were being shook and towns being washed away. It is only after I arrived home in Osaka and saw the news footage as to how the disaster unfolded. It is indeed scary. In some videos, I could see cars that were still moving on the roads and people still

standing hopelessly as the waves washed them away. And now with latest news about more tsunamis, hearing of the numerous aftershocks and power outages in the Tokyo area, the limited resources that people in the badly effected areas have, and imagining how much more the death toll will rise, it is clear that this is no longer an issue of Japan but an issue truly on a global scale. It is growing more apparent of the need to protect our planet, because we live here, and here we dwell with our daily tragedies. And with these tragedies comes the time to stand together as one people; as a world; that we pray for Japan and those who are affected by the disaster.

Continued from page 1 ing a rest from the long day when we felt a sway. However, we simply brushed it off as the remaining sensation from a long day of skiing. Little did we know of the earthquake that shook the country at that moment. As soon as we heard the news of the devastating effects of the quake in Miyagi, tsunami warnings came flooding in. In mere moments, the place was a buzz with concern for not only those in the badly damaged areas but for family and friends in the Tokyo area. Everything happening in mere minutes, people began picking up phones and calling loved ones only to be cut off by a dial tone. Telephones weren’t working for the first couple of hours

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Anthony Chavez, Grandson of the Late Labor Organizer, to Speak at Duarte’s 7th Annual Cesar Chavez Volunteer Project

Anthony Chavez, Grandson of Cesar Chavez Anthony Chavez, the grandson of the late labor organizer, Cesar Chavez, will speak about his late grandfather’s enduring civil rights

legacy as part of the City of Duarte’s 7th annual Cesar Chavez community volunteer project on March 26. Chavez, 25, grew up participating in United Farm Workers’ marches, picket lines and political campaigns. The service-learning program, sponsored by Duarte’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth and Westminster Gardens, will take place at Westminster Gardens Retirement Community, 1420 Santo Domingo Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. The event will also feature a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mestizo and the

announcement of winners of a Cesar Chavez Essay contest for Duarte High School students, sponsored by the Duarte Teen Center. Following the program, community volunteers will plant an herb garden and complete other gardening chores within Westminster Gardens. The annual Cesar Chavez volunteer event is one of a number of volunteer project, programs and events undertaken by Duarte’s Promise – the Alliance for Youth. In 2000, Duarte was officially named an America’s Promise “Community

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vote for some of those stu- and Espinosa has decided dents. to stop all his campaigning Unfortunately, one can- to concentrate on his son. didate, Joe Espinosa was not able to appear. The mother of his six year old son was found dead that m o r n i n g Susan Motander (center) talks with students.

of Promise.” Since then more than 100 local businesses, organizations, individuals, government, schools and communities of faith have partnered in a commitment to ensure that the needs of young people are served through five promises including opportunities for youth to give back through community service. For more information or to volunteer for the project, call Duarte’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth at (626) 303-0863, or email volunteer coordinator Gary Smith at gsmith@accessduarte.com.

Candidate Forum Continued from page 9 resentative to the Monrovia Unified School District’s Board. The time keeper was Brooklyn Lowe. Questions were asked by teams of two students in three areas. The inquisitors were Dushani De Silva, Tawnya Kargupta, Mary Kenz, Vickie Lapaz, Sydney Loft, and Jamie Truong. They divided their areas into three segments: Quality of Life, Budget and Finances,

Nuclear Radiation from Japan Presents no Danger to Pasadena There has been concern about radiation exposure from Japan’s power plant possibly reaching the mainland U.S., including the greater Pasadena area. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Japan’s nuclear emergency currently presents no danger to California. The Pasadena Public Health Department is advising against taking potassium iodide (KI) as a precaution against possible radiation exposure. Taking potassium Iodide tablets is not an effective precautionary measure. “We are taking this matter seriously. Taking Potassium Iodide tablets can present a danger to people with allergies to iodine and shellfish or who have thyroid problems,” said Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena’s public health officer. “California has a plan for responding to radiological emergencies, and this plan is coordinated locally with all public health departments for rapid response.” Walsh added that the Pasadena Public Health Department expresses condo-

lences to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The department, along with its state and federal partners, is monitoring the situation closely and will implement any necessary steps to protect the public’s health if the situation changes. Partner agencies include the California Department of Public Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX and the California Emergency Management Agency. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/ disaster or www.cdc.gov. For more information about public health concerns related to the nuclear emergency in Japan, call the California Department of Public Health information line at (916) 3413947 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For nearly 120 years, the Pasadena Public Health Department has worked to promote and protect the health of the Pasadena community.

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Expressive Conducting by Stelluto Achieves Bright Sound

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BY BILL PETERS

The Pasadena Symphony's next-to-last concert of the 2010-2011 season last Saturday demonstrated the wisdom of the orchestra's move from the somber acoustics of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to the bright—and exacting—sound that its current home at Ambassador Auditorium produces. Led by guest conductor George Stelluto in a program of the music of Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig Van Beethoven and a very special performance of little known Armenian composer Khachatur Avetisyan by soloist Karine Hovhannisyan playing a Middle East instrument, the kanun, the afternoon (I attended the 2:00 p.m. concert) turned out to be a pleasant romp of upbeat music. Near euphoria surrounds the mystique of the Ambassador Auditorium's sound qualities and in Stelluto's hands and the Pasadena Symphony musicians, those qualities proved to be exceptional. Lush strings with crisp and sturdy playing underscored both the Mendelssohn excerpts from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the concert's closing work, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. In the Mendelssohn, the orchestra displayed amazing power in a filigreed reading marred only by miscues among the winds but which were quickly remedied. In the performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Stelluto drew clear defined playing in the third movement, the Presto, and speeded the fourth move-

ment, the Allegro con brio, at a breathtaking pace to exhilarating effect. The centerpiece of the concert was Hovhannisyan's performance on the Armenian kanun which was offered before intermission. The kanun is an instrument with ancient antecedents perhaps as early as the 12th-century. It is described as zither-like, strung with 72 (usually) nylon or PVC strings, set on the lap and played with two plectra attached to the forefinger of each hand. The work performed, Avetisyan's Concerto No. 2, was written in 1987, one of several works he composed to showcase the kanun. Hovhannisyan provided ample evidence that

she is expert in the instrument as her hands moved swiftly, plucking the strings and trimming the musical keys with the levers along the side of the trapezoidal-shaped instrument. Avetisyan's orchestral accompaniment contained modern influences of both film music (Mancini's TV work came to mind) and Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian whose music is said to have influenced Avetisyan. The banjo-like sound the instrument produced worked well in the three-movements of the 11song work presented here. Displayed were moods as varied as sorrow, contemplation and drive. It was altogether colorful. Stelluto 's conducting

style is somewhat off-putting. He conducts without baton, leading to swinging arms and body. His exaggerated body movements are instructive as to the mood he is seeking (for the audience, not the musicians) but I found it distracting. Still, the results were wonderful. Stelluto achieved some of the most alert playing of the Pasadena Symphony yet heard. The Pasadena Symphony and Pops' final concert in the Symphony Classic Series is Saturday, May 7 with guest conductor Maximano Valdés and pianist Chu-Fang Huang. The Pops summer series follows beginning June 18 at the lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl.

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Monrovia Rotary Celebrates Youth BY SUSAN MOTANDER

At their usual Tuesday meeting, the Monrovia Rotary Club recognized two very different groups of outstanding young people. During the preceding several weeks, the club had held their annual George R. Hensel Essay Contest with the top three essays being read by civic leaders. The Rotarians also honored the winners of the Wildrose Elementary School Invention Convention. The essay competition winners were read in reverse order of their standing with the third place essay read by the high school counselor who had helped organize it. The second place essay focused on an ethical situation the writer faced and failed. It also discussed the lessons learned from that experience. The essay was read by Judge Bruce Marrs who is a mem-

ber of the Arcadia Rotary Club. The final essay was read by Monrovia Mayor and Rotarian Mary Ann Lutz. It’s theme was the two people who most influenced the author: her father and Nelson Mandela. The writer of the first place essay received a local award of $250 and is eligible for a $3000 scholarship if she wins the district competition. She is Gisselle Moreau whose father first heard the essay as the Mayor read it, telling him he was major influence in his daughter’s life. The second place which came with a $100 award was won by Amy Siegal. Erica Flores won $50 with her third place essay. All three also received plaques from Shaffer awards courtesy of club member Andy Montgomery. The Rotary Club also applauded the efforts of six elementary school inventors. Each year for the last three, Wildrose has held an Invention Convention with prizes going to the best ideas. This year, the 2nd

place invention was wheelchair stabilizer featuring a backup of a roll bar in case of emergencies. Benjamin Tang was limited to spending only $20 on his invention and so presented only a miniature model of his prototype. Two teams tied for first place in the competition. Two young women, Maya Taylor and Caroline Mulvihill, created a Clipboard Organizer which combined a standard clipboard with a sort of pencil box mounted on a larger board to keep everything together and prepared to move the user and his or her tools to a convenient location. Tied with them was team of three young men who created a hat fan which can attach to any baseball style cap. Gregory Calva, Francisco Don Diego Jr., and Roberto Orozco reported that they stayed under the $20 limit by doing most of their shopping at the 99¢ Store. The Rotarian was impressed with the future of all of these young people and of Monrovia itself.

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For the period of Sunday, March 6, through Saturday, March 12, the Police Department responded to 980 calls for service of which 116 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, March 6: Around 2:19 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted at Live Oak and Fourth when a vehicle was observed traveling over the center divider. An intoxicated 29-yearold male Hispanic driver was arrested for DUI. Loss prevention personnel from Macy’s advised that they had detained a woman for theft around 3:13 p.m. The suspect entered the store with two handbags and filled them with merchandise while in a fitting room. She also switched a $127 price tag on a sweater with a $12 tag and paid for the item. She then exited the store where she was contacted by loss prevention employees. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 51-year-old Asian was taken into custody for petty theft and over $600 in stolen merchandise was recovered. Monday, March 7: Units were dispatched to the 2500 block of South Fourth around 8:46 a.m. in reference to a forged check report. A check was mailed by a business to an insurance company, and it was later discovered that the check had been altered with a different payee name and amount. Shortly before 1:00 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud report. On March 2, a bank representative contacted the victim and asked about some unusual transactions in the City of Westlake. The victim went online and confirmed that unknown suspect(s) had used his credit card account information to make unauthorized charges in Oxnard, Ventura, and Westlake. Tuesday, March 8: An attempted robbery occurred at Advantis, 1041 South Baldwin,

around 10:50 a.m. Two male African-American suspects, armed with replica black semi-automatic handguns, entered the store and pointed the guns at the victim. The suspects told the victim to kneel on the ground and then pulled out zip ties. Fearing that he was going to be shot after being tied, the victim grabbed one of the suspect’s guns and used it to hit the suspect multiple times in the face. The second suspect then used his gun to pistol whip the victim on the back of his head. The suspects fled the scene on foot, but they were later apprehended in the 700 block of Arcadia. The juvenile suspects, ages 15 and 16, were taken into custody for attempted robbery, commercial burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, conspiracy to commit crime, and drawing/exhibiting imitating firearm. After being booked at the City jail, they were transported to Eastlake Juvenile Detention Center. Around 1:22 p.m., a vehicle was observed traveling 79 mph in a 25 mph school zone, and the car subsequently rearended another vehicle at Holly and Duarte. A 19-year-old male Hispanic driver was arrested for reckless driving, excessive speed, no proof of insurance, and driver’s license not in possession. Wednesday, March 9: Between 3:30 p.m. to 6:43 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Orlando. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home by pushing out a window that was in a laundry room door. The suspect(s) then ransacked rooms and stole jewelry, a laptop computer, and a digital camera. A 2001 white Toyota Tacoma was stolen from the 1800 block of Oakwood around 10:10 p.m. The victim actually saw the vehicle being driven away by the suspect. Officers conducted an area check, but the vehicle was not found. Thursday, March 10: Units were dispatched to the 400 block of Arborlada around 8:46 a.m. regarding a residen-

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POLICE BLOTTERS Saturday, March 12: Around 3:52 p.m., a victim came to the station to report a fraud. A possible suspect, who worked at a loan company, had access to the victim’s personal and financial information. The suspect then used that information to make 10 unauthorized transactions from the victim’s checking account for a loss of over $1,600. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., units responded to the 1000 block of Don Pablo regarding an attempted suicide. A 72-year-old man locked himself inside his bedroom and consumed a large amount of prescription medication. A suicide note was found at the scene, and the man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and psychological evaluation.

10th: 8:58 AM- Outside Agency Assist, San Carlos/Orange Grove Ave. A Sierra Madre officer heard a broadcast from Arcadia Police Department regarding a burglary in progress on Arbolada Drive, just south of the southern border of Sierra Madre. The officer checked the area and noticed a suspicious white Ford Taurus with tinted windows. The officer stopped the car and saw that one of the passengers matched the description of the burglary suspects. Arca-

Further investigation revealed that the suspect had a false 2011 registration tab attached to the rear plate. The officer arrested the Monrovia resident for false evidence of registration, possession of stolen property and petty theft with prior convictions. The officer booked the suspect at the Century Regional Detention Facility.

Monrovia PD

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 490 service events, resulting in 98 investigations. Following are the last week’s

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, March 6th, to Saturday March 12th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 406 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.

Sunday, March 6th: 8:37 PM- Possession of Marijuana/1oz or less, Nathaniel Trail. An officer saw two vehicles trespassing in the 1 Carter area. Further investigation revealed that both drivers had marijuana in their possession. The officer cited and released the drivers from Monrovia and San Gabriel. Monday, March 7th: 8:50 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/ Etc, 200 blk. Mariposa Ave. A Sierra Madre resident checked her banking account and noticed that an unauthorized $210.11 purchase was made at a market without her consent. Tuesday, March 8th: 9:00PM- Use Another’s Personal identification to Obtain Credit. This investigation involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s debit/credit cards at various locations outside Sierra Madre. Thursday, March

dia PD was notified of the stop of the possible suspects and responded to the scene. Witnesses identified the suspects and they were placed them under arrest. 11:02 AM- Prowling/Peeking in Door/ Window, 400 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An unknown suspect looked into a girl’s bedroom window while she was changing clothes. As soon as the girl noticed, the suspect held up an I Phone. The incident occurred about two weeks ago about midnight. Friday, March 11th: 12:16 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Santa Anita Ave and Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol. The officer arrested the Monrovia resident and took him to the Pasadena Police Department for booking. Saturday, March 12th: 10:35 AM- Alter/ Forge/Falsify Certification of Ownership, Grandview Ave and Santa Anita Ave. An officer stopped a car for a Vehicle Code violation.

highlighted issues and events: Burglary-Suspect Arrested On March 3 at 2:30 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a suspect who had stolen merchandise and returned the items for store credit. The suspect exited the business and made his way to the corner of Huntington and Mayflower. He was detained by police and subsequently arrested for burglary. The suspect had a number of warrants, including one for burglary. Juvenile Weapons Offense - Suspects Arrested On March 3 at 8:04 p.m., a business in the 700 block of East Huntington reported two male juveniles left the location and had possibly taken alcohol with-

out paying for it. A loss prevention employee had followed the juveniles and gave their location. An officer responded and detained the juveniles. During a cursory search, a broadtip marker was discovered on one of the subjects and a knife was found on the other subject. It was determined that he was already on probation for a weapons offense. Both subjects were determined to be gang associates from Duarte. The juveniles were arrested for the offenses, cited, and later released to their parents.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery On March 4 at 11:33 a.m., a Deputy Public Conservator from Adult Protection came in to report a stolen vehicle from a protected person that lives in the 1300 block of Orange. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system and later located near the corner of East Los Angeles and Sherman. Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling On March 4 at 6:46 p.m., dispatch received a call of shots fired and a vehicle racing away from the area of Canyon and Colorado. Officers responded and set up a crime scene after

confirming that shots had been fired. No victims were located. The suspects were driving a dark black or charcoal, four-door vehicle with a sun roof. The exact make and model are not known, but may possibly be a Nissan Altima or similar vehicle. The suspects were not located. Vehicle Pursuit One Suspect Arrested On March 7 at 7:08 p.m., a suspicious vehicle was reported parked in the 1300 block of South California. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived. A short time later, the vehicle returned. An officer in the area observed the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to yield and slowly drove around the block. As it turned north onto California from Los Angeles, the vehicle accelerated, and the officer advised he was in pursuit. As the vehicle attempted to turn east onto Huntington, it collided with another car, and then became stuck on the center divider. The driver and both passengers fled on foot. The male driver was arrested a short distance from the vehicle. The two passengers, a male and a

female, were not located. There were no injuries and only minor damage. Burglary tools were found in the suspect’s vehicle. Investigation continuing. Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence On March 8 at 1:21 a.m., witnesses reported a hit and run collision in the 700 block of South Ivy. The suspect struck a parked vehicle and fled the scene. An officer located the suspect driving at Hillcrest and Fifth. The driver admitted to the collision and was determined to be driving under the influence. He was arrested. Possession of a Controlled Substance On March 8 at 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a possible theft investigation involving a female suspect refusing to cooperate with security. When officers arrived, they located the female suspect on Huntington and detained her. Officers determined the female to be under the influence of a controlled substance and found her to be in possession of methamphetamine and vicodin. She was arrested and taken into custody.

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Fictitious Business Name Filings FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110152817 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GET EDUCATED DESIGN, 17130 Highwood Rd. , Hacienda Heights, CA 91745. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Joshua Chea-Hua Tseng; Kristi Lee Mar; Larry Zone Tsuei. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 27, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110157143 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HOWIE G PRODUCTIONS, 9018 Balboa Blvd #186 , Northridge, CA 91325. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Howard Goldstein. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 28, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110152816 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as UR GEEK; YOUR GEEK, 15537 Los Altos Dr , Hacienda Heights, CA 91745. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Joshua Chea-Hua Tseng. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 27, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110145929 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VALLEY VALUES, 14850 Hesby St #101 , Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. This business is conducted by a husband and wife. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on January 26, 2011. Signed: Alan Weinstock; Tara Weinstock. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 26, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110158868 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SCHOOLED; EVOLUTION, 22319 Gifford Street , Canoga Park, CA 91303. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Brooks Elms. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 28, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 24, 2011, March 3, 2011, March 10, 2011, March 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20110380885 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MID-VALLEY PHYSCIAL THERAPY, 23734 Valencia Blvd, Suite 201 , Valencia, CA 91355. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on January 29, 2002. Signed: Billie S Harmon. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 11, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. 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Public Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CHIN KAO Case No. GP015807 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CHIN KAO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by I-Hung Kao in the Superior Court of California, Coun-ty of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that I-Hung Kao be appointed as personal representa-tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on March 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. A located at 300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the de-ceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative ap-pointed by the court within four months from the date of first is-suance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hear-ing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: WEI C WONG ESQ LAW OFFICES OF WEI C WONG 716 S GARFIELD AVE ALHAMBRA CA 91801 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090047450 Title Order No. 09-8-141179 APN No. 5780-018-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/09/2007. 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 LILLY A PEREZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/09/07 and recorded 05/02/07, as Instrument No. 20071058589, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/01/2011 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 1830 8TH AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 910167758. 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 $723,888.91. 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 indebted-ness 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: 07/17/2009 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 # 1006.61353 3/03, 3/10, 3/17/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10406627-VF Order #: 100725067-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/1/2007. 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

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com 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): MARTHA GARCIA Recorded: 11/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20072499234 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/28/2011 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: $519,131.81 The purported property address is: 125 E CHERRY AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508-012-045 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3905686 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09274553-TC Order #: 090283734-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/13/2003. 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): NAFISSA MAIWANDI , A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AND YOSUF MAIWANDI , A SINGLE MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/27/2003 as Instrument No. 03-0567678 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/28/2011 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: $718,882.62 The purported property address is: 53 WOODLYN LN BRADBURY, CA 91010 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8527-008-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days

of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note 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# 3925977 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. CA-NM-095661 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/16/2004. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 23, 2011, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by SEAN MULKERRINS AND GRETCHEN MULKERRINS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustors, recorded on 12/23/2004, as Instrument No. 04 3325650, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained.. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION 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 safe 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 Sail) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Property is being sold “as is - where is”. TAX PARCEL NO. 5777-033-004 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 1031 CORONADO DRIVE, ARCADIA, CA 91007. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $736,951.62. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714-730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com Dated: 02/22/2011 ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE By: Georgina Rodriguez, Trustee Sale Officer ASAP# 3923507 03/03/2011, 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011 T.S. No. 09-06656 APN: 8518-007022 Loan No. 9223053167 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/2/2007. 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 a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but

without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: THOMAS S FITZROY AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE Deed of Trust recorded 10/10/2007 as Instrument No. 20072310036 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:4/1/2011 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $208,588.03 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 204 VALLE VISTA AVE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Described as follows: THE SOUTHERLY 50 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 136 FEET OF LOT 16 OF BLOCK B OF THE PLANO ALTO SUBDIVISION AS POWER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 7, PAGE 178 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. A.P.N #.: 8518-007-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Dated: 3/8/2011 Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 8489272 or www.elitepostandpub.com For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 _________________________________ Christine O’Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 6259. 3/10, 3/17, 3/24/2011.

Trustee Sale No. 10-1018 Loan No. 7004000500019001 Title Order No. 140-1208044-66 APN: 8516-023-086 TRA No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/30/2006. 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. On 04/04/2011 at 10:30AM, JLM Corporation as the duly substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on DECEMBER 11, 2006 AS DOCUMENT NO. 06 2737363 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: ELSA LEONE AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, BANCO POPULAR NORTH AMERICA, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at the 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 front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, 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: 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: 517 S. MYRTLE 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. 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: $1,147,840.86 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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 the 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: 3/9/11 JLM Corporation 2411 W. La Palma Avenue Suite 350, Building 1 Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 245-7766 Sale Information: (714) 245-7767 or www.priorityposting.com Crystal Stephens, Trustee Sale Officer P810812 3/10, 3/17, 03/24/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100154728 Title Order No. 10-8-553282 Investor/ Insurer No. 6663963079 APN No. 5388-037-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/2004. 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 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 KEVIN LEE, dated 12/01/2004 and recorded 12/07/04, as Instrument No. 04 3155753, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/07/2011 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: 5314 WALNUT GROVE AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91776. 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 $542,332.08. 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: 03/08/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3914751 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011, 03/24/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 080052425 Title Order No. 08-8-197479 Investor/ Insurer No. APN No. 5373-006-030 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ORATHAILUX SAENGARAM, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 07/20/2006 and recorded 08/01/06, as Instrument No. 06 1700359, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/07/2011 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: 5550 ANGELUS AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91776. 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 $640,911.78. 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. 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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/28/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3934044 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011, 03/24/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20080134006688 Title Order No.: 1158007 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/05/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3100695 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RAFFI SADEJYAN, 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: 03/30/2011 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: 8240 EAST SHEFFIELD RD, SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA 91775 APN#: 5375-024-045 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 $1,226,080.10. 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: 03/02/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 7951852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3929893 03/10/2011, 03/17/2011, 03/24/2011 Trustee Sale No. 246574CA Loan No. 0813724648 Title Order No. 671178 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-12-1991. 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 04-07-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-23-1991, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 91-2006935, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Robin J. Hoernke and Danora V Hoernke, husband and wife, as Trustor, Great Western Bank, a Federal Savings Bank, 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: The front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Boulevard, Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $73,373.90 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5041 Glickman Avenue Temple City, CA 91780 APN Number: 8585-013-018 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: 03-15-2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee Casimir Nunez, Assistant Secretary California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P809932 3/17, 3/24, 03/31/2011 T.S. No.: 1003657CA Loan No.: 408519 A.P.N.: 8508-018-008 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Nuggy Luandhaand Margaretta B Luandha husband and wife as joint tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee, Inc. Recorded 04/28/2006 as Instrument No. 20060936102 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 4/7/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $534,685.07 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1223 S. Alta Vista Avenue Unit #D, Monrovia, CA 91016 5236 A.P.N.: 8508-018 008 As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the current beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent has declared one of the following: 1. The timeframe for giving this notice of sale as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 2. The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption from the commissioner pursuant to Section 2923.53 and it is current and valid as of the date this Notice of Sale is filed. 3. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 have been met. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of said section have been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5 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. Date: 3/15/2011 Seaside Trustee, Inc. Trustee Sales Information: 80050-SALES www.priorityposting.com Seaside Trustee Inc. P.O. Box 2676 Ventura, Ca. 93014 Melissa B. Olmos, Admin Assistant P813339 3/17, 3/24, 03/31/2011 Trustee Sale No. 246549CA Loan No. 0082747718 Title Order No. 671235 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-05-2004. 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 04-07-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-12-2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 04 0318287 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: GIULIANA TORELLI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, 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 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $436,539.02 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 619 W Palm Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 APN Number: 8505-012-007 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: 3/16/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee Casimir Nunez, Assistant Secretary California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P810474 3/17, 3/24, 03/31/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10408097-VF Order #: 100734214-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/26/2007. 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): ERIC JOSEPH FERRER , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 4/2/2007 as Instrument No. 20070773653 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/11/2011 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: $343,558.00 The purported property address is: 225 W CENTRAL AVE APT H MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508-002-081 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: -- Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3920831 03/17/2011, 03/24/2011, 03/31/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100163884 Title Order No. 10-0007310 Investor/ Insurer No. 1700157207 APN No. 5360-030-039 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by YING ZI ZHANG AND ED KUCKELKORN, dated 10/25/2005 and recorded 11/01/05, as Instrument No. 05 2633858, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/14/2011 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: 117 W MARSHALL STREET #B, SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91776. 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 $267,821.60. 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: 03/17/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3927563 03/17/2011, 03/24/2011, 03/31/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100157580 Title Order No. 10-8-563303 Investor/ Insurer No. 1694591055 APN No. 5789-009-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/02/2003. 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 JENNY DUONG, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/02/2003 and recorded 12/17/03, as Instrument No. 03 3796161, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/14/2011 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: 1800 S. FIRST AVE, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $198,606.20. 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: 03/15/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.ASAP# FNMA3923319 03/17/2011, 03/24/2011, 03/31/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM196436-C Investor No. 10493619 Loan No. 7427631064 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A

DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:RAMONA RUIZ, AN UNAMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 3/7/2006 as Instrument No. 06-0487038 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:4/15/2011 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, California Property Address is purported to be: 10153 GREEN STREET TEMPLE CITY, California 91780 APN #: 8585-003-014 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $1,019,894.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 3/10/2011 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3940961 03/17/2011, 03/24/2011, 03/31/2011 NOTICE OF WAREHOUSE LIEN SALE I am an attorney at law retained to collect these debts. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mobilehome described below will be sold as is at public sale on April 8, 2011 at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at Space 12, Ten Twenty Mobile Home Park located at 1020 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia, California in order to satisfy the lien claimed by the owner of the above mentioned mobilehome park for storage and other related charges incurred by Linda Mims. The mobile home park owner may participate in the public sale. Rent & Storage $4,270.00 Electricity - $ 189.77 Gas - $ 80.22 Water - $ 146.00 Sewer - $ 20.72 Storm - $ 13.58 Fire - $ 16.31 Trash - $ 79.87 Total Claim - $4,816.47 The sale will be free and clear of all claims, liens and encumbrances of record except for possible liens of unpaid mobilehome registration fees and unpaid taxes, if any. The Mobile Home Park owner has deemed this unit and the tenancy to be voluntarily vacant. Presently there is no right to keep this unit on Space 12. However, after the sale is concluded, the management may entertain offers of financial consideration from the buyer in exchange for granting the buyer permission to leave the unit on-site in the future. In the event that a post-sale agreement re: future occupancy is not reached, then the Mobile Home Park owner reserves the right to

require the removal of the mobilehome within 48 hours after the sale. Prospective purchasers must tender a cashier’s check for the full amount of the purchase immediately at the conclusion of the sale. Except for the warranty that this sale is authorized by law, absolutely no warranties of sale are made. The park reserves the right to postpone and reschedule the sale without further notice. The general public will have access to the Mobile Home Park premises for purposes related to this sale. This sale does not include any contents of the unit and the successful bidder is responsible for the lawful disposition of all remaining contents of the unit. The Mobilehome is described as: One (1) 1971 Buddy Single Family Mobile Home; California HCD Decal No.: AAD4562; Serial No.: BSC12988; HUD Label/Insignia No.: A527064; Length: 40’; Width: 12’. Ten Twenty Mobile Home Park’s claim for sums unpaid for September 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011, is set forth above and must be paid by the registered owner or other party in interest within 10 days of this notice in order to redeem the mobilehome, remove it from Space 12 and stop the sale. The Registered Owner’s payment of the sums demanded by this Notice will not reinstate the tenancy (and sub-tenancy, if any) under a rental agreement in default. NOTICE TO CONSUMER: The law gives you the thirty (30) days after you receive this Notice to dispute the validity of the debt or any part of it. If you do not dispute it within that period, I will assume the debt is valid. If you do dispute it - by notifying me in writing to that effect - I will, as required by law, obtain and mail to you proof of the debt. The law does not require me to wait until the end of the 30 day period before proceeding to collect this debt. If, however, you request proof of the debt within the thirty (30) day period that begins with your receipt of this Notice, the law requires me to suspend my efforts (through litigation or otherwise) to collect the debt until I mail the requested information to you. DATED: 03/10/11 /s/ Michael W. Mihelich, Attorney for Ten Twenty Mobile Home Park (951) 786-3605 3/17, 3/24/11 CNS-2062655# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 042313-TL (1) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described. (2) The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) is/are: RIE SUZUKI, 953 W. FOOTHILL BLVD, MONROVIA, CA 91016 (3) The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: SAME AS ABOVE (4) The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: LAURA GIRON, 946 E. NEARFIELD ST, AZUSA, CA 91702 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT of that certain business located at: 953 W. FOOTHILL BLVD, MONROVIA, CA 91016 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at the said location is: SHURCUT PET PARLOUR (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is APRIL 5, 2011, at the office of DESIGN ESCROW INC, 128 E. HUNTINGTON DR, ARCADIA, CA 91006, Escrow No. 042313-TL, Escrow Officer: TERESA SHAVER (8) Claims may be filed the same as “7” above. (9) The last date for filling claims is: APRIL 4, 2011 (10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial (11) As listed by the Seller, all other business name(s) and addresses used by the Seller within three years before such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: NONE Dated: MARCH 10, 2011 LAURA GIRON, Buyer(s) PCTS LA158223 MONROVIA WEEKLY 3/17/11

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St. Baldrick's Day 2011 Continued from page 11

Arcadia Fire Captain John Twitchell was very proud of his young son for braving the shave Tuesday night. Below: Drew Pryor, also of the Arcadia Fire Dept gets his head shaved annually at St. Baldricks. Helping the hairsylist from Del Salon is one of the patients from City of Hope whose cancer is in remission. Bottom right, another eager young St, Baldrick’s shavee says goodbye to his hair.

to Matt Denny’s provided the expert talent of hairstylists including Cathy Carter ( whose husband George Carter from the Pasadena Lion’s Club, is the founding member of Arcadia’s St. Baldricks nine years ago.) The Arcadia Firefighters’ Association took the children from City of Hope and beacme honorary firefighters for a day and gave as they rode to Matt Denny’s in a fire engine. Affording the children the opportunity shave firefighters’ heads in solidarity gives enormous encouragement and inspiration as they battle their particular cancer. It was this image that truly brought some of the biggest smiles we’ve ever seen. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money and awareness globally for childhood cancer research. We will be shaving our heads in front of cheering supporters to experience for ourselves and to encourage the kids through one of the most stigmatiz-

ing public aspects of childhood cancer- losing one’s hair from chemotherapy treatment. Last year, the event collected over $53,000 towards pediatric cancer research.

-Photos by Terry Miller

Matt McSweeny has been a consistent partner with St Baldrick’s having the event at his restaurant/ pub every year without fail. Mc Sweeny said it is a real “community builder” giving people in all walks of life a chance to get to know one another in a fun, friendly environment and at the same time raising a tremendous amount of cash for research. Over 78% of monies raised at St. Baldrick’s goes directly into research. 19% goes back into fundraising and only % for administrative expenses.


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