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Terms Limits Arcadia Woodland Supporters Plead to County Arcadia City To Remain in Board of Supervisors for Full Invesitgation Council Halts City of Coyote Trapping Arcadia

After Persistent Public Pressure

Arcadia’s City Charter requires council members that have served two consecutive four-year terms to take a two-year hiatus before they can serve another term and can only be amended by a vote. Councilman Bob Harbicht, who is known for his famous “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” quote had asked that the issue be addressed by the council and was hoping to put a measure on a city-wide ballot that might have ended those term limits. Harbicht’s plans fell short when colleagues and members of the pub-

BY TERRY MILLER

their harrowing experiences and pleaded with the county for some insight. The fight to save the trees from the county bulldozers had been long and hard for the people of Arcadia and surrounding areas and it still is not over regardless of the fact that the county proceeded with the trees destruction. Beacon Media News and Channel 5 KTLA were the first to interview and witness the release of three of the four tree sitters last Thursday afternoon. On hand to hug and thank (and post bail if need be for the environmentalists) was actress Daryl Hannah whose is perhaps best known for not only her popular movies but is also as an ardent environmentalist. A day long standoff between four environmentally concerned tree sitters and

After months of debate and approximate a $12,500 price tag thus far, Arcadia City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to shelve the controversial coyote trapping program. Concerned citizens have been on a foremost quest to educate council and residents on the delicate eco system in our foothills in the hope of stopping what they believe is a cruel and unusually insensitive trapping program. Since the highly contentious program began, 20 coyotes have been trapped and euthanized. Additionally, other animals have been killed by the traps but there are no official figures as of deadline. Bonnie Barron of San Gabriel Valley Friends of Wildlife and countless others have been critical of the council’s decision to hire the trappers and were overjoyed at the outcome Tuesday evening. During the last Arcadia City Council meeting, more than 20 concerned residents descended upon city hall Tuesday. Sarah Rosenberg presented a petition to council members with signatures of more than 1,000 Arcadia residents who vehemently oppose the program that has gained a great deal of media attention. “Only two coyotes were trapped in the last month,” said Councilman Gary Kovacic. “Fiscally speaking, I‘m not sure it makes much sense to continue (trapping) …. my preference would be

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Imbalance of Silt and Clay Requires Santa Anita Race Track to Add Sand

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anta Anita Park has added sand to its natural dirt main track. Sand was added in order to correct an apparent imbalance of silt and clay, which is believed to have been caused by recent heavy rains.
 “The racetrack may have changed during periods of heavy rain, and we want to get it right back to where we started,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “The jockeys continue to be very happy with the track and it has remained safe. We know it’s playing

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11 acres of pristine woodland in Arcadia were bulldozed by Los Angeles County last Thursday despite huge public outcry. Opponents to the trees’ destruction maintain that the County Flood Control had numeropus alternatives but wouldn’t listen. Actress Daryl Hannah was on hand to support those who sat in trees last week. – Photos by Terry Miller BY TERRY MILLER

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ichael D Antonovich listened carefully to what Glen Owens and other concerned citizens and environmentalists had to say Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles at the Board of Supervisors meeting. The Board of Supervisors was asked to conduct a full and Independent Investigation regarding the destruction of 11 Acres of pristine woodlands in Arcadia last Wednesday. However, despite claims that the County has no investigative arm, it seems Antonovitch got the message loud and clear Tuesday afternoon. The founding members of the alliance which has tried desperately to save the 200 plus Oak and Sycamore trees that were bulldozed last week were in attendance Cameron Stone, Christle

Balvin and Glen Owens in addition to “tree sitters” Andrea Bowers and Julia Posin addressed the board eloquently and with deep passion for what they believe is

the Board of Supervisors in a valiant effort to protect the trees from execution. Subsequently some were arrested for their civil disobedience when they went into the trees

Activist John Quigley hugs Daryl Hannah seconds after he was released from Temple Station jail last Thursday. a tragedy. These individuals who have spent countless hours and plenty of their own money fighting Public Works and

last week. John Quigley preferred not to appear before the supervisors but Julia Posin and Andrea Bowers described

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An Upside to a Downside

Dorothy's Place what I was sure must be panic, I stood to tell the pneumonia. I opened my receptionist of my plight. always present book to read I needed to see the docBY DOROTHY DENNE and pass the time. When I tor immediately. As I apglanced down at it, the print proached her window, I They, they being the was extremely blurry. reached up to remove my so-called experts on life, tell I held it up close, I glasses. My thumb went us to take time to stop and held it far away. No differ- through the frame on the smell the roses. Well, I did. ence. I closed my good eye good eye side.....there was I took the time to sniff but and the print was the kind no lens. the darn things didn’t smell. of off-focus that it normally The lens had fallen I stuck my nose into six dif- is with my bad eye. Then out in the case. I had felt ferent kinds of roses and not I closed my bad eye to dis- so rotten when I put them one had a fragrance. All I cover that everything was on that I hadn’t noticed. got was pollen up my nose. really, really out of focus My distance vision is not That’s my story late- with the good one. too bad so, as I was drivly. December, even with all I thought, “Oh my ing to the doctor’s office, I its Christmas joy, was kind God, now what? I’ve had just thought the slightly of a downer month. Janu- coughed so hard I’ve de- fuzzy world was due to waary has not gone a whole lot tached my retina. I’m go- tery eyes. better. I just seem to be go- ing blind.” In a matter of The receptionist and ing through life unintention- seconds I ran through prob- a few sick patients stared ally creating subject matter ably every worst possible rather unbelievingly at the for Dorothy’s Place. Take scenario. strange creature standing for example the day I went Then I thought may- in the middle of the room temporarily blind in the be my eyes were just filled laughing by herself. doctor’s office. with sinus fluid. I rubbed Maybe January is not I was sitting in the the bad one. Nothing a total loss after all. There reception area of my pri- changed. I rubbed the good was an upside to thinking I mary care physician; wait- one. Nothing changed. was going blind. I forgot to Vacco_CoreMedia 504x6_BW_40%_12911_Vacco Core of Media 12/14/10 2:05 PM Page 1 ing to be diagnosed with At the edge sheer cough.

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A Man, a Woman, and a “Dog” Bring Hilarious Ménage a Trois to “Sylvia” at Sierra Madre Playhouse BY FRAN SYVERSON

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It’s midlife crisis time for Greg. Time for an affair? For a sizzling red convertible? For a dog named Sylvia? A dog??? Feeling stifled in his job, Greg skips work one afternoon and takes a walk in New York’s Central Park and returns to his swanky apartment with Sylvia. She’s a frisky young thing, and full of excitement as she sniffs around her new home. Greg tries to calm her down before his wife arrives from work—to little avail. Sylvia leaps against Greg, paws him, tells him “Greg, I love you! You’re my god!” Tells him? Yes, Sylvia and Greg can talk—oh, can they talk! And we settle in for an evening’s ribald laughter mixed with some poignant pathos. Dog-lovers will be captivated, but so will non-aficionados. Kate gets home and, to her dismay, finds her husband enamored of his new pet. Kate will have none of it. She’s raised their family and has re-entered the career world, in her case teaching Shakespeare to students in an underprivileged community. Her life has a new purpose, wherein she can make the world a better place. It’s completely counter to Greg’s sense of his job, which to him in his burned-out phase, seems meaningless. No dog, says Kate. Just for a few days, says Greg. I love it here, says Sylvia. No dog, says Kate. Sylvia sidles up to Greg and says, “She doesn’t like me, does she?” She will, says Greg. Thus begins an emotional tug-of-war in one of the most unlikely and hilarious ménage a trios seen onstage. It’s really Greg and Kate who are watching their lives unravel. But Sylvia’s unexpected entrance into those lives provides the focus for the couple as they try to sort things out between them. They’re soon entrenched in frequent spats about Sylvia. Sylvia, meantime, becomes entrenched, too. She

takes over the apartment, flopping on the sofa—decidedly a no-no—whenever Kate is not there. And gets away with it, for Greg indulges her. Her toys are in chairs and underfoot. And the afternoon strolls in the park become a daily event, putting Greg’s job on the line. But he doesn’t care. It seems he’s in love—with a dog! Ah, the park! They begin to frequent a dog park, and soon Sylvia meets Bowser, Tom’s dog. Tom warns Greg how a dog can disrupt a marriage, and even offers a book on the subject. And they watch their pets from afar, with their predictable dalliances. So—this is the fanciful story, sort of. But that’s not what attending this play is about. It’s about watching the wildly funny antics, enjoying the belly-laughs, and marveling at how soon one almost believes that Sylvia IS a dog! Tanna Frederick is virtually gymnastic in her leaping, rolling, crawling, cuddling personification of Sylvia. And her facial expressions and her prattle keep pace with her gyrations. (Yes, you’ll see some gyrations, all right, in one of the park scenes. There’s enough innuendo here that you might want to leave the kiddies home with a sitter when you attend.) This play beggars all description, it is so much a “you-had-to-have-beenthere” performance. The comic energy must be experienced, not described. That energy exudes from not only Sylvia, but also from the three others in the cast. Stephen Howard as Sylvia’s benefactor brings all the angst of one torn between a new love and an overriding disillusionment with life. Cathy Arden as Kate is terrific in her incredulity at finding her husband enamored of the “other woman” who just happens to be a dog. Three supporting roles are well-handled by only

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Dear Editor, I basically agree with the Governor on two points . First, solving the budget crisis is going to require a combination of serious budget cuts and at least a temporary extension of present taxes. Second, to the extent possible, decision making authority should be pushed down to the local governmental level because the decisions should be made by those most directly affected. Such a policy, of course, requires that the local agencies have both legal authority and a reliable source of funds to carry out their responsibilities. Unfortunately, the Governor’s approach to the first is to permanently deprive cities and counties of both the authority and revenue source that they have traditionally had. There are few decisions as peculiarly local as whether to engage in redevelopment

and the details of the plan. Sunday’s Pasadena StarNews features the universally applauded redevelopment of downtown Alhambra. There is no way such a matter could be properly decided in Sacrament and no principled basis to say that Alhambra should not be free to make the decision at all. Furthermore, the property taxes proposed to be taken from the Redevelopment Agencies only exist because of the enhanced property values and thus enhanced property taxes created by the actions of the Redevelopment Agencies. If they kill the Redevelopment Agencies to take these taxes there won’t be future tax increments or other economic development to benefit the communities. If the Governor is going to work out a plan that will work he needs to immediately remove this detail from his plan. - Eric Olson, Sierra Madre

Dear Editor, The decision to ban the production of Rent by Monrovia High School students and to forge ahead with only “family friendly” productions empowers the most ignorant, intolerant and bigoted in the community to have veto power. There is nothing educational about failing or refusing to stand up against those in the community whose “values” include demonizing whole segments of society to the point that they are even threatened by art which reflects those segments of society. In the case of Rent, it cannot be honestly denied that the real reason the play is being banned is because certain members of the community demonize homosexuality and cer-

tain characters in the play are gay and lesbian. You cannot legitimately call yourself an Educator if you do not have the courage to teach, to challenge, to test, to exhort, and to stand up against the tyranny of the mindless hordes which exalt superstition and ignorance over critical thought and knowledge. MUSD should be ashamed of itself for this act of betrayal of its students. Unfortunately, it is probably true that those who made this decision are incapable of critical thought and are not in a position to recognize this betrayal. That in itself reveals the failure of the educational system they came from and is its own indictment of education in California and the Nation. - Lorraine Grindstaff

Dear Editor, The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, based in Monrovia, brought about 71 students from Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel High School, and Cal Poly Pomona College to clean, weed, trim, water seal, paint, make adobe bricks for a wall repair project and more for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project at San Gabriel Mission on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 under the direction of mission’s Facility Manager Jose Padron and Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley’s Cindy Portillo.

The work done by the youth amounted to month’s worth of work as the trimming, cleaning, and painting helped to restore the historic and beautiful mission gardens. The adobe wall repair project once repaired hopefully will not have to be repaired again. It was great to see youth setting aside electronic devices and actually working with Mother Earth. A few students even said they hadn’t smelled dirt in a long time and what started slow in making adobe bricks became a very popular line as

students patiently waited for their opportunity to mix dirt and straw to make an adobe brick that will become part of the mission’s history once again after the bricks dry and are put back to repair a large wall. It was a good experience for all and the youth learned they can make a positive contribution to society while enjoying the experience. They also learned that more volunteers meant much more could be accomplished and the more friends and new people they met made the time go fast

and made the day fun. And, at the end of the project they even made sure everything was cleaned and any remaining paint, and tools were put away and paint brushes were cleaned. Volunteer Center of SGV staff very efficiently organized the event and free water and lunch was provided to the volunteers, who enjoyed the meal under one of the mission’s large old grape vines. A great day for young people! - Chuck Lyons San Gabriel Mission

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Who Speaks For The Trees BY STEVEN R KUTCHER (179 old Oaks and 72 Sycamore trees in the Arcadia woodland were bulldozed Jan 13, 2011 to make room for dirt that could have been put elsewhere.) Who speaks for the trees Garlands of galls delicately strung on Coast Live Oaks Wrens and Doves sing their soothing songs above tail-wagging deer Hummingbirds flit among the Sugar Bush and Penstemon Whoooo speaks for the trees? Owls that sing to waltzing bears in moonlight dreams Who speaks for the trees Not the neighbor who said, “If it becomes a choice between trucks carrying dirt and trees Then the trees have got to go” Not the elderly man who said, “No one sees the trees” Not the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who read death notices of voters While people had only sixty seconds to speak passionately to save the woodland The Board said, It’s a public safety issue and the trees must be removed The next day they cut trees down into the pernicious night Who speaks for the trees The people that speak for children who can’t speak Woodland walkers who lingered among the butterflies Those that climbed those trees to defend them from the bulldozers might The natural beauty of this woodland took hundreds of years to be born Perished in a day under death machines Who speaks for the trees Farewell, the sky is falling and the land lies barren The Board of Supervisors makes promises daily The leaves will not drift from the ancient trees this Fall You must tell the children You must speak for the trees

Site For Light Rail Maintenance And Operations Facility Approved Approval is Critical Milestone for the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa Tuesday night, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors certified the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa. The Supplemental EIR augments the Final EIR approved in 2007 for the project, and evaluates a number of project modifications that have arisen since the original document was certified. Approval of the Supplemental EIR environmentally clears those project updates, and prepares the project for final design and construction to begin later this year. Project modifications evaluated in the Supplemental EIR include a 25acre Maintenance and

Operations (M&O) Facility site in the city of Monrovia, new parking locations at the Irwindale and Monrovia stations, reconfiguration of the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Duarte Road and replacement of two existing bridges along the 11.5-mile alignment. The site for the M&O Facility is in the city of Monrovia, and bounded by Evergreen Avenue on the north, Shamrock Avenue on the east, California Avenue on the west and Duarte Road on the south. “Approval of the SEIR is an important step in our process to ready the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa for final design and construction” said Habib F. Balian, CEO of the Construction Authority. “It is especially important that we identified and environ-

mentally cleared a site for the M&O Facility, a critical path item in the funding agreement between the Construction Authority and Metro.” These project updates will now be made part of the final project and integrated into an addendum to the Request for Proposals being sent to the three short-listed teams competing for the $450 million Design-Build contract. Proposals are due January 27, and a contract award is anticipated in April 2011. Final design will take approximately 8-9 months, and construction of the project will begin. Completion of the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa is anticipated in late 2014, adding six new stations to the Metro Gold Line light rail line.

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too fast and we’re going to address that, gradually.”
Santa Anita replaced its synthetic main track with an all natural dirt surface prior to its current winter/spring meeting, which began on Dec. 26. The new surface has undergone continuing soil analysis, which measures percentages of sand, silt and clay.
“We’ll get busy after training hours on Tuesday,” said Haines. “We’ve met with the horsemen’s leadership. We will now make a determination as to how much sand we’ll be adding.
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our number one priority and so we’ll closely monitor how horses are traveling over the surface and how they come out of their gallops and works. We’ll continue to have Michael DePew, who is a soil scientist, on site and he’ll continue to analyze samples. He will be working with our track superintendent, Richard Tedesco, on the types and amounts of material to be added.”
Santa Anita will reopen for live racing today, Thursday, with first post time at 1 pm.


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The Social Whirl Methodist Hospital President/CEO Dennis Lee Announces Retirement

The popular and much respected president and CEO of Methodist Hospital, Dennis Lee, announced his forthcoming retirement last week.

Methodist Hospital president and CEO Dennis Lee announced he plans to retire in 2012. “I want to express my gratitude and praise for the support that everyone has provided me over the almost 20 years that I have been associated with the hospital,” Lee stated in a memo to hos-

pital employees. “Working here, and with such dedicated people, has been a blessing and an honor that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.” Lee gave his retirement date as February 3, 2012, which will be his 67th birthday. On this day he will have been with the hospital for more than 20 years, serving the last 17 as president and CEO. “In the last two decades, with Lee at the helm, Methodist Hospital has focused its efforts and resources on providing the best health care possible, continually evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the community,” said Michael Hoover, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors. The hospital’s numerous expansion and construction projects reflect its commitment to serve its patients. Among these projects: 1. The Berger Tower, a modern 150,000 square foot inpatient facility, constructed in 1998 2. Cardiac catheteriza-

tion laboratory expanded 3. Labor and delivery service renovated 4. The newest project, a five-story patient tower with enhanced emergency capabilities, scheduled to be completed in August 2011 “Dennis has provided the organization with 20 years of extraordinary leadership,” said Kelly Linden, senior vice president/chief operating officer. “During his tenure, he provided the strategic oversight to advance the care we provide our patients and ensure the availability of the comprehensive services our community deserves.” Under Lee’s leadership, the hospital also received several commendations and awards, including: 1. Top 100 Hospital in1993 2. Top 100 Cardiac Hospital in 2003 3. Distinguished Hospital award by HealthGrades and JD Power and Associates in 2003 Lee received his undergraduate and graduate de-

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grees from the University of Wisconsin and has 37 years of experience in hospital administration. He has served as a member of the board of the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and the Hospital Association of Southern California. He currently chairs the California Hospital Association’s Public Advocacy Task Force. Lee has actively served the community in many roles, including serving on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Heart Association. He presently serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills, and the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and is a commissioner of the Emergency Medical Services Commission and a member of Rotary Club of Arcadia. Lee and his wife, Carolyn, plan to relocate to Prescott, Arizona, as soon as his successor assumes his responsibilities.

Sierra Madre Civic Club Mixer

(L-r) Arcadia Woman’s Club members: Alice Tangney, Barbara Lampman and Grace Valentino, have some fun with New Year’s decorations of blue, silver and white for festive January 5th luncheon. Jerry Selmer, guest speaker, reviewed six books; his wife, Doris, was also a guest.

Sierra Madre Civic Club membership vice presidents Linda Wochnik and Joan Spears will host a “getting to know you” evening mixer for new and prospective club members to learn about the club, on Thursday, January 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Spears’ home. Interested women from throughout the area are invited to attend. The club, first organized in 1944, holds monthly evening meetings on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Part Hart Se-

nior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. The group has had an important presence in the community giving many hours of volunteer service and numerous generous charity donations. They also provide a mellow blend of making friends, caring about each other, along with good times and fun in fund-raising. Anyone interested in attending the mixer or for more information, contact Wochnik at (636) 351-2042 or Spears at (626) 355-3360.

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Mayor Bogaard's Supper at A Noise Within Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard joined Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott, founders and artistic directors of A Noise Within, and 40 invited guests for a light supper followed by the closing performance of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations on Sunday, December 19, 2010. The highly regarded classical repertory company is completing its 2010-11 season in its long-time Glendale location before moving in Fall 2011 to a spectacular, permanent home in a Pasadena mixed-used development at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue. Mayor Bogaard, a long-time fan of the company, has enthusiastically supported A Noise Within making its permanent home in Pasadena. The new facility, hailed as an anchor in

East Pasadena’s arts growth, is designed to broaden A Noise Within’s artistic possibilities, offer a greater scope of educational opportunities, meet ticket demand and allow the company to expand its role as a leader in the presentation and preservation of classical theatre. Founded 19 seasons ago, A Noise Within quickly established itself as one of the region’s key theatre companies, attracting fiercely loyal audiences and consistently high praise from the media for its productions and as a leading force in arts education. The company is one of only a handful in the entire country dedicated solely to producing classical dramatic literature in the repertory tradition of rotating productions with a resident company of professional artists.

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he National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced the final registration and exhibitor numbers for the 2011 NAMM Show, the largest and longest-running musical instruments and products trade show in the United States. At show close, NAMM reported 90,114 registered attendees, a three percent increase from last year and representing a new attendance record for the 109-year-old show. International registration also experienced a two percent increase from last year to 10,400. Another sign of economic recovery in the industry, the association reported 1,417 exhibitors at this year’s show, including 247 new exhibitors. “The world’s brightest minds and most innovative music companies came together in Anaheim for four amazing days of commerce, networking and learning,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. “After meeting with NAMM Members from around the world, I am continually impressed and amazed at the resolve and optimism our industry has shown these past years and I believe that we are now on a path of recovery and future growth as more people of all ages and talent levels discover the fun and proven benefits of playing music.” The annual trade show is the place where music products retailers meet faceto-face with manufacturers to make their biggest purchases or gain product knowledge for their stores in the year ahead. At show close, the mood on the floor was upbeat. “All in all, the events and the attendance has been up, the mood is very positive this year,” said Jon Rooff of Dean Markley Strings, Inc. “It’s not like it was two years ago, and even last year there was still a lot of negative economic talk from the dealers. A lot of people, like us, have focused their business. We’ve focused our business back on what we do best and a lot of the stores have done that, and that’s how they’ve survived economically. 2011 for the music industry I think it’s going to be very strong, very vibrant. For our company in particu-

lar, we’re looking at probably 20 to 30 percent growth this year. It’s going to be a monster year for us, mainly because we went back to our roots.” “This has been a really good show this year,” said Larry Urie, national sales and marketing manager at PRS Guitars. “I’m sensing a lot of optimism in the market. It’s been surprising. But we’ve been very crowded, we’ve done very, very well and I really see a shift coming.” “This year has been crazy—from the moment the doors opened we have been busy,” said Rob Cunningham, Planet Waves product specialist at D’Addario & Company, Inc. “It’s been a constant flow of people and business is great. We had a great time.” “This is our third year here and by all measures it’s been our best yet,” said Peter Anderson, president of Anderson Group, a company that insures musical instruments worldwide. “But every year it’s been good so I have no complaints. We’re delighted to be here and we’re already talking about next year.” “We come every year— we’ve been here for 20 years in the same booth,” said Maria Rose of Guitarra Antonio Aparicio of Valencia, Spain. “Our experience is good, especially this year. We’ve seen more people in the halls than last year and I think it’s going to be a very good year this year.” This year, the show highlighted many new features, exhibits and learning pavilions, offering NAMM members and music product professionals business tips and insight for success in today’s marketplace. Themed “Take It to ’11,” this year’s NAMM Show added a new App and Gaming Pavilion, welcoming this growing market of high-tech music-making product companies to the show for the first time. “At NAMM we unveiled the trumpet app and it’s been great,” said Tom Scharfeld, president and founder of Spoonjack, a musical app developer. “In general I think this is the place to be for music. Our products are apps and they are sold through the Apple

app store so people might ask why would we be here. Well, it’s because this is where music is. Everyone in this room is going to have some sort of interest in what we’re doing. And if they like it they’ll tell their friends. Retailers in particular. They’re working with customers. They’re building relationships. They’re interested in showing them new things. Our products are ultra entry-level instruments. Instead of going off and buying a $1,000 trombone or a $2,000 trumpet they can start off on a three or four dollar trumpet on their phone and learn about how things are structured—the harmonics— and hopefully migrate to the real thing.” “It’s been great,” said James Taylor, director of global business at Artist Works, an online learning platform for online music schools and academies. “This is our first year at NAMM. What we’ve found is that we have had very different audiences on each of the days. Initially it was about the new partnerships we were forming with manufacturers and dealers. And as the weekend went on a lot more education providers and teachers were coming to see what we were doing. As we’re entering a new phase in teaching using iPads and tablets, our product is coming onto the market at the right time.” In addition, industry members interested in the newest developments from the recording, live sound, DJ, house of worship and stage and lighting industries participated in the broadest educational experience at the show’s Hands On Training (H.O.T.) Zone. “The (H.O.T. Zone) session was great, very informative, said Mike Morelli from The Upper Room in Elmira, Canada. “I’m going to go home and experiment. Four days is almost not enough, there’s so much here to see. I’m a musician, so I’ll go home and try and use the session aspects in my studio and what I’m doing and in my business too.” For more information, photos, video and news updates from the 2011 NAMM Show, interested parties can visit http://www.namm.org/ thenammshow/2011.


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A local youth organization that has helped thousands of area children over the past two decades is hosting its annual “For Love of Youth” fundraiser on Saturday, February 5. Organizers hope to raise $100,000, which will benefit the more than 1,000 children that step foot in the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Foothills each year. “This event is critical to our success,” said John Wilson, executive director of the club. “The funds raised at this event ensure our kids have a place to grow and learn, and that our kids are able to overcome the obstacles in their world so that they can become produc-

tive, caring and responsible citizens.” The Boys and Girls Club is a national organization that was founded in 1860. Today, there are more than 4,000 clubs across the country, and it has seen more than 4.2 million kids through its doors. In Monrovia, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Foothills opened in Recreation Park in 1994, and it has helped more than 8,000 children. Fundraising for the club is particularly important because enrollment fees are so low. For $15 a year, a child between the ages of 5 to 18 can become a member and have access to daily activities, educational oppor-

tunities and recreation. The club activities are designed to empower young people, particularly those from disadvantaged circumstances, and touches on themes including education, recreation, health, leadership, and character development. The fundraiser will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Monrovia at the Double Tree Hotel, 924 W. Huntington Drive. It will include a silent and live auction, dinner, drinks and special guest Mike Scioscia, manager of the Anaheim Angels. For tickets, contact the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monrovia business office at (626) 305-5353, or email John Wilson at jwilson@foothillsbgc.org.

Kickoff Party for 7th Annual Relay for Life of Monrovia Jan 28 Fun and information will be the order of the evening on Friday, January 28, when Relay for Life of Monrovia hosts a kickoff party for its upcoming 7th annual event on June 4-5. The gathering will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 924 West Huntington Drive in Monrovia, for appetizers, door prizes, fun activities and the opportunity to learn more about this year’s Relay and how to participate. Relay for Life of Monrovia is a 24-hour, familyfriendly fundraiser that celebrates those who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and teams up to fight back. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and services for patients and families. Teams will gather at 11 a.m. Saturday Recreation Park, 740 East Olive Avenue, for the overnight relay walk, which ends

at 11 a.m. Sunday. Activities will include a Survivor’s Breakfast, 24-hour campout, kids’ activities, DJ and live entertainment, food, games, contests, prizes, a Luminaria Remembrance Ceremony and a closing pancake breakfast served by Monrovia firemen. A highlight will be the Luminaria Ceremony, held to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battles. The luminarias, placed along the track, are left burning through the night. “Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for the Monrovia community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said event chair Jenny Pappano. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which underlines the progress that’s been made in

lowering mortality rates and raising the quality of life after treatment. Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, the money we raise goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s vital programs.” For information on how to form a team or get involved in Relay For Life as a volunteer, sponsor or provider of needed items, call Jenny Pappano, (626) 318-9275 or visit www.relayforlife.org/ monroviaca. Dogs pitch in at Bark for Life of Monrovia Sunday, March 20 The third annual BFL on Sunday, March 20, at Recreation Park gives dogs and their humans a chance to have fun and raise funds for Relay for Life of Monrovia. Highlights include an agility course for dogs, a “Best in Show” contest, dog massages and more. For information, email barkmonrovia@gmail. com

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GI specialists and an mountain of support staff from RNs to radiologists. “Children who live in the San Gabriel Valley will now be able to see their surgeon or pediatrician in ‘their own backyard’ both before and after surgery,” said Henri Ford, MD, vice president and surgeon-inchief, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We’re grateful for the warm welcome we have received in Arcadia and are glad to be part of the community.” The 10,000-square-foot outpatient center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more about the center, go to www.CHLA.org/Arcadia, or contact the center directly at (626) 795-7177. The new center will be staffed by clinicians from the nationally renowned Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which is

Schiff Congratulates the FBI on Eliminating the Backlog of Offender DNA After a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder last week, when he was informed that the backlog of offender DNA has finally been eliminated, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: “I was very pleased to be informed by the Department of Justice that its backlog of offender DNA has finally been eliminated. This is a strong step forward in public safety and greatly enhances our ability to take dangerous people off the street. “Last week, Long Beach police arrested a suspect in a

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seven year old rape case that occurred in a high school bathroom. Police had DNA collected from the crime scene and for years knew that if they could ever get a hit linking the crime scene evidence to an offender in the National DNA Index System (NDIS), they would have a strong investigative lead. It was only when the Federal Bureau of Investigation finally uploaded the suspect’s sample in 2010 that Long Beach police got their hit and made an arrest. “This case forcefully

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The Trees are Gone, Now the Fight Begins Continued from page 1 public works, crews ended peacefully according to Posin but the clearing of hundreds of trees was a great cost environmentally.” I think they could have found an alternative solution,” she added. Public works officials say the 11 acres of trees, some of them more than 100 years old, had to be removed to ensure the integrity of a nearby dam that provides most of the drinking water to

Photos by Terry Miller the Los Angeles suburbs of Arcadia and Sierra Madre. By nightfall, authorities said most of the trees had been removed. At least 179 coastal oaks and about 70 sycamores were uprooted and left for the next phase of the project last Thursday. Beacon Media was escorted around the desecrated 11 acres by Public Works Mike Kaspar about an hour after three of the protestors were released from jail. The naked forest was truly an eye opener with limbs of trees in every direction. In one of the former sycamore groves we could see an active bee hive with fresh honey combs clearly visible. Actress Daryl Hannah said she learned of the protests regarding the Arcadia Woodlands from Quigley, whom she has known since she took part in a tree-sitting protest to try to save an urban garden in a Los Angeles in 2006. Hannah, like other environmental activists, said the sediment from the Dam

could be placed elsewhere, including a huge gravel pit about 10 miles away in Irwindale. Los Angeles County Public Works spokesman Bob Spencer said the tree removal project has been in the works for three years and the county has approval from federal and state agencies. He said it must be done for the Santa Anita Dam, which was built in 1927, to meet seismic safety standards. Clearing the 11 acres of oaks and sycamores will create a placement area the sediment can be channeled to. Spencer said the dam provides 75 percent of the drinking water used in Arcadia, a city of 80,000 people, and all of the drinking water for Sierra Madre with a population of 10,000. Julia Posin said at one point “They were pulling branches off trees with chainsaws and bulldozing the trunks. Startled birds did not know where to go in the chaos. We were scared” “I started to cry in the tree, the forest that had tak-

en a century to create was demolished in a matter of hours.” Backed by environmental groups such like the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society, concerned community members pleaded with Los Angeles County flood control and Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to find an alternative to destroying 11 acres of pristine woodland. Many blame on the Arcadia Highland Homeowners Assn., which allegedly represents over 800 residents for not supporting alternative plans.

The department said it had been ordered by state dam safety officials to expedite dredging sediment from the 83-year-old dam above the site of the destroyed trees, which does not meet seismic safety standards. Many supporters and environmentalists felt abandoned by the Arcadia homeowners’ association. “The association was deceived by public works officials who gave them a scary choice,” neighborhood activist Cam Stone said. A relieved and tired Julia Posin, 23, said she was

happy to be out of jail last Thursday and that she really wanted to get something to eat and have a shower. “It is not a very nice place in there” she said. Julia was the first to be released then Andrea Bowers and finally John Quigley. “You took our trees, but don’t take the public’s right to know?” Glen Owens told Michael D Antonovich Tuesday in Los Angeles. Owens pointed out that while as tragic as it is to lose the 200 plus trees, the loss of the

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Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Bomb Squad Called in to Attend to Suspicious Package Outside Bank of America on Foothill – One Male Detained

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Arcadia Police sealed off a square block on Foothill Blvd Friday morning following a report of a suspicious package found in the parking lot of a branch of Bank of America on Foothill Boulevard. The Arcadia police immediately notified the LA County sheriff’s bomb squad after a report of a backpack being left in the bushes in the parking lot of Bank of America, at Foothill Boulevard and Second Avenue. The bomb squad used a robot to pick up the back pack and subsequently made a small explosion to see the contents. A Bomb squad officer inspected the remains and gave the all clear a few minutes later. One suspect was in custody; A 23-year old Arcadia resident was arrested last Friday on suspicion of possessing an explosive device was arraigned in Pasadena Superior Court. Joshua Martin Parra-

The Classical Kaleidoscope Concert series will present its third concert of the season on Wednesday, March 2 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Cay Mortenson Auditorium at the Arcadia Public Library. This special program will feature guest author and speaker Leslie Gilbert-Lurie. The Quartet for the End of Time, composed by Olivier Messiaen while he was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp will be performed by Michele Zukovsy, clarinet; Paul Stein, violin; Masim Velichkin, cello; and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano. The remarkable book “Bending Toward the Sun” by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is about her mother’s shattering experience while hiding

davis, apparently entered Foothills Middle School on Friday morning and is suspected of leaving a homemade explosive device near the Bank of America on Foothill. Foothills Middle School was on lockdown during the two hour in which it took to determine the area safe. The neighborhood around the bank was also closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Foothill Avenue between First and Second Streets was evacuated for several hours on Friday and the device was detonated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad. Foothills Middle School was also directed to go into lockdown as officers searched the premises for anything unusual but nothing was found. Parradavis was being held on $500,512 bail. Possession of a destructive or explosive device is a felony.

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Greg Pursley had a strong finish to his 2010 season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, winning two of the final three races. He hopes to keep that momentum going as he heads to the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) on Jan. 28-28. This will mark the eighth running of the event, which brings attracts the top racers from across North America to what has become the pinnacle of short-track racing in the country. Now, he is shooting for a win in the 225-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series all-star race, which highlights the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. We’re really excited about going to the Showdown this year, said Pursley, who wheels the No. 26 Gene Price Motorsports Ford. We’re running the same car that we ran last July, where we got the pole and led up until we ran something over and blew a tire out. So, were real excited about bring-

public’s right to know could then become a Federal issue. Owens said they made some “Big Points” and that he had a “gut feeling” that Antonovich would do something in way of an investigation. This was confirmed by Tony Bell, a spokesman for Antonovich’s office when he placed a call to Owens. “The supervisor doesn’t want another Station Fire incident” Owens said in a telephone interview just after he returned from a grueling day in Los Angeles. The group, originally scheduled to speak at 9AM didn’t get to speak until after 1pm. Owens and other concerned citizens and environmental groups are convinced the County Public Works and Flood Control deliberately deceived neighbors of the 11 acres destroyed last week and demand a full investigation. While Antonovich claims there is no “investigative arm” to do such things, the public’s right to know is important. It seems “The Pressure is on - I really think I

ing that car back. We think we have a really good shot. That’s my home track, so weve got a lot of laps there and a lot of success there. We can’t wait to go back. Despite his success at Toyota Speedway, Pursley has yet to win there in a NAS-

around. ‘Irwindale is the track I have the most laps at, said Pursley, who lived in Newhall, Calif., when he raced there weekly but moved a couple years ago to Parker, Ariz., where his current team is based. Weve won well over

CAR K&N Pro Series car. In five NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races at the state-ofthe-art facility, his best finish was fourth in 2002. And in two appearances in the allstar event there, he finished 16th and 21st in NASCAR K&N Pro Series action. He hopes to change that this time

30 Super Late (Model) races there and Southwest Tour races. We really, really would like to get one in a (NASCAR K&N Pro Series) West car there. He knows, however, it will be a big challenge to come away with a win in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star

Showdown. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Steve Wallace recently announced plans to compete in this year’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. He joins a trio of 2010 champions Eric Holmes (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West), DJ Kennington (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series), and German Quiroga (NASCAR Mexico Series) who have committed to running the all-star race. The 2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, Jason Bowles, and the 2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Paulie Harraka, have also announced their intentions to compete in the event. The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown main event is broken up into three sections two 100-lap segments preceding a 25-lap dash to the finish. The race features secured starting spots for the 2010 champions of NASCARs developmental series and race winners of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series from the 2010 season.

Continued from page 10 got to him” Owens said. In a ‘phone interview Wednesday morning with the Arcadia Weekly, Owens said …”I think I finally got it…” referring to how the citizens might have prevented such a devastating outcome. Owens said that the Flood Control is “Autocratic and has a position of power and hesitant to negotiate.” This has been the key issue from the beginning, according to many who were trying to save the 11 acres of pristine woodland. “This was caused by Flood Control’s lack of honest and meaningful discussion on the issue.” Owens said. “We tried repeatedly to meet with Flood Control, but they refused.” “I’m really sick over this,” Owens continued “part of the puzzle I figured out was the height limitation. I think we could have stopped this is we’d had honest discussions with Flood Control and if they had not used outdated and outmoded engineering.”

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State of the Cities BY SUSAN MOTANDER Several San Gabriel Valley Cities are holding addresses by their respective mayors regarding the state of each city. Pasadena will start the festivities today at the Arclight Cinema in Paseo Colorado on the second floor, 336 E. Colorado. The address will begin at 7:00 p.m. Parking will be validated for Paseo parking areas. Monrovia will follow with the mayor speaking

on Monday at the Krikorian Theatre. Seating is limited and the capacity has already been met. Her words are already available on line on Monrovia’s web site. For those who which to hear her speech, the local cable access company will be rebroadcasting her remarks starting on Tuesday, January 25. Temple City’s mayor will speak to its citizens on Tuesday, February 1 as a

part of the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. Sierra Madre has scheduled its State of the City address on February 28 at the Sierra Madre Room of their recreation center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. The speech will begin at 6:00 p.m. Arcadia has not held a State of the CIty Speech for several years and has no plans to do so for this year.

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Chamber of Commerce. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions, as well. Each candidate will be asked to answer each question. Chair of the Board of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Dr. Dennis Buckley will moderate the evening’s discussion. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce does not endorse individual candidates for office. 90 minutes of free parking is available in the Marriott parking structure on Raymond Avenue across from Memorial Park and in the city parking structure at Green Street and Raymond Avenue,

three blocks from the Senior Center. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association is a professional business organization. Since the earliest days of Pasadena, the Chamber has played a major role in the development of this internationally renowned city. Since 1888, when the organization was founded as the Board of Trade, the Chamber’s primary purpose has been the enhancement of both the business climate and the quality of life in Pasadena. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce serves more than 1450 members.

Coyote Trapping Stopped Continued from page 1 to suspend it (trapping) at this time.” Kovacic concluded at that meeting. It seemed fairly clear where the council had to go on this issue with such a huge public outpouring. 19 people spoke at the study session Tuesday. The last to speak was Arcadia resident John McDonnell , who inferred that some on the council were disrespectful to the speakers by not paying attention and passing notes to one another during Tuesday’s public comment . “If you want our respect, then don’t be disrespectful” he said. While he didn’t single out any councilman, it was obvious to those in the audience to whom McDon-

nell was referring. Bonnie Barron spoke with Beacon Media on Wednesday morning and said she was delighted with council’s unanimous decision but hoped that this would lead to more public education on the issue of living with wildlife in general. She was particularly concerned that local schools adopt a program of educating young children of the importance of our ecosystem. Arcadia resident Bonnie Barron said even though the council agreed to suspend the program, she wants to see it in writing. Barron added that Arcadia has a bit of a black eye now with the Arcadia

Woodlands destroyed by the county and the subsequent publicity implicating the lack concern for the environment. The Coyote trapping program too has gained a great deal of ink and now come to a halt. Those in attendance on Tuesday said they hope this sends a strong message for education on all issues before council, but particularly in preserving our wildlife. The council’s initial decision to hire the trappers was based on less than a handful of residents’ complaints. The overwhelming number of residents who voiced their opposition won a major victory, Barron said.

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Assistance League of Arcadia Four Pasadena-Based LA Children's Chorus Alumni Receives $50,000 Donation There really is a Santa! the majority of the funds to Joined LACC's Chamber Singers Assistance League of support the community.” Arcadia was the recipient Assistance League of at ‘Holiday Salon' in December of a $50,000 donation from Chino Valley Ranchers to be used to enhance and expand the Arcadia chapter’s philanthropic programs. The donation was presented to Shelly Romo, Assistance League of Arcadia president, by Kathy Nichols, co-owner of Chino Valley Ranchers, at the December membership meeting and luncheon. Chino Valley Ranches has been donating to a charity a percentage of every Chino Valley Organic egg sold since the inception of its organic egg sales in 1993. Nichols explained why they chose Assistance League of Arcadia. “We (Chino Valley Ranchers) recently ended our relationship with the charity we had been supporting and did a lot of research on other charities. We wanted to make sure our donation went to an organization that actually used

Arcadia develops and funds programs that make it possible for school children in need to concentrate on academics by providing proper clothing and supplies; for seniors and visually impaired the opportunity to gather and socialize; for the education of elementary students with puppet shows about the dangers of smoking, bullying, disabilities as well as the importance of healthy eating, and for new mothers to receive much needed supplies and clothing for their newborns. Assistance League of Arcadia serves the communities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Temple City, Alhambra, and Rosemead. For more information about Assistance League of Arcadia’s philanthropic programs and membership opportunities, visit www. ALArcadia.org.

The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) showcased its elite Chamber Singers with four esteemed alumni, now celebrated emerging artists, at a special Holiday Salon Concert, conducted by artistic director Anne Tomlinson, on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Salon C. The festive event, which also included a pre-concert dessert and sparkling wine reception, featured Ariadne Grelf, soprano (LACC ’04); Albert

Wonjae Pae, flute (KACC ’03); his brother, Andrew Wonjun Pae, piano (LACC ’02), and Adrienne Pardee, soprano (LACC ’00). The event was part of the renowned choir’s year-long 25th anniversary celebration, commemorating LACC’s commitment to educating young people in the choral arts and creating glorious music for audiences around the world. Proceeds from the event benefit LACC’s scholarship program.

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MacDonnell also said “Chandler has been disrespectful to the Indians and many concerned residents who spoke in favor of halting the Coyote trapping program.” According to MacDonnell, Chandler was making faces and passing notes during public comment which he felt highly inappropriate. “It’s a win, win situation for Arcadia” MacDonnell added in a ‘phone interview Wednesday afternoon. MacDonnell, who ran for city council in 2000, is planning on running in the coming election.

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lic voiced their opinions. The council voted to keep Term Limits. Arcadia Highlands resident, John MacDonnell believes term limits are the only way checks and balances can be accomplished in city politics. He cited Harbich and Chandler for being the perennial councilmen who have little respect for their neighbors. MacDonnell said many on the city council are disrespectful but singled out Roger Chandler who he say’s “is, by far, the most disrespectful to everyone, including his peers. He needs to go and not come back.”

“Sylvia” at Sierra Madre Playhouse

The Pasadena-based LA Children’s Chorus celebrated the holidays with a musical reunion. (L-r) LACC board chair David Scheidemantle; LACC alumni Andrew Wonjun Pae, piano, and Ariadne Grief, soprant; LACC artistic director, Anne Tomlinson (center); LACC alumni Adrienee Pardee, soprano, and Albert Wonjae Pae, flute

(L-r) Kathy Nichols, co-owner of Chino Valley Ranchers (eggs), presented a really big Christmas gift to Assistance League of Arcadia. President of ALA, Shelly Romo, receives the $50,000 donation.

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one Frank Dooley. He’s Tom, friendly adviser about dogs at the park. In drag he portrays Phyllis, a close friend who pays a consoling visit to Kate—full of good advice until she actually meets the far-toofriendly Sylvia. And he plays the role of an androgynous shrink named, interestingly, a non-genderspecific “Leslie” who desperately tries to counsel the married couple. While waiting for the curtain, you can enjoy the lobby displays, fittingly, about dogs. Also, an improvised “dog house” begs for “treats”—donations to benefit the rain-collapsed roofs at the San Gabriel Humane Society. Lois Tedrow again blesses the Playhouse with her costume designs. Under her deft touch, Sylvia sometimes evokes a mutt image with floppy ponytails. Other times after Greg takes her to be groomed, she’s a doggie prima donna in pink and black tutus, strutting as if she were a poodle, hair piled high and held with glittery bows. Written by A.R. Gurney, “Sylvia” is produced by Christine Helppie Soldate who is also program designer. Directing the play is Gita Donovan. Eugene J. Hutchins is stage manager and lighting tech. Jennifer Scott captured the essence of an upscale New York apartment with her

multiple roles as set designer and, along with her crew, set construction. She and Hutchins manage the properties. Nathan Lancaster is assistant stage manager and sound tech. Stephanette Isabel Smith designed the lighting, and Barry Schwam the sound. Kate VanDevender is responsible for poster art designs and layouts. Claudia Vazquez handles social media contacts. Lia Pearson is production photography, and Philip Sokoloff publicity. “Sylvia” will continue at the Sierra Madre Playhouse weekends through Feb. 19. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Admission is $20 general, $17 for seniors (65+) and students under 18, 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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Lives Remembered Kathryn Elizabeth Barker Russell November 13, 1919 - December 25, 2010 As the old adage goes, the story is in the dash...and dash is one thing Kathryn definitely had. Born in Durham, North Carolina she was a true Southern Belle. Her gentle manner and words overlaid a steely resolve. She worked briefly in a department store and even sang on a radio program in the south before marrying her Ira Russell and moving to this area in! 959. For 35 years she worked at the Monrovia Police Department, first as a Police Matron and later in the records department. Eventually Kathryn was the Court Officer, preparing cases for consideration by the District Attorney’s Office. But she was much more than that. She was a force in and of herself. The officers with whom she worked came to fear, honor, and respect and even love her.

Their comments speak more eloquently than anyone: “If I had some girl stalking me and waiting outside the station to follow me home. I would get Kathryn to walk out with me a d drive off together and I would take her home, It worked and she thought it was a hoot.” wrote Bob Baughman, an officer who worked for MPD eventually transferring to a department in Nevada. Now retired Captain Terry Dochnahl remembers that everyone called her “Mom.” He also recalled that everyone thought of her as an extra parent. Ron Todd who was also retired from MPD wrote: “Kathryn used to check my shirt buttons and pocket buttons before I went out on patrol. She also used to check the tie etc. It was like standing at attention for an inspection

whenever she was in the station. God love her!” Dochnahl, as did many others, that she called everyone ‘darlin’ and meant it. Many of the guys referred to her as “Scarlett” in reference to her southern heritage. To her family she was “Mom,” “Momma Russ,” and “Granny K.” To everyone, she was good friend. Monrovia’s current Chief of Police, Roger Johnson wrote, “Kathryn was a no nonsense gal with a great sense of humor. She will be sorely missed.” Johnson is right. Among those who will miss her most are her son, Russell and his wife Karen along with their daughter, Veronica, her daughter, Kathy and her husband. Allan and son Jeff. She is also survived by her brother, Mark Barker, Jr.

Holman “Ace” Hudson Iraq War Veteran Dies in his Sleep BY SUSAN MOTANDER “Ace” Hudson was only 30 years old when he died quietly in his sleep on January 8 .. At that young age he had already experienced a great deal, but had much more to do. He had just been married in July of 2010 and was hoping to start a family. He had a great example in that regard as he was the last child and only son of retired Deputy District Attorney Dirk Hudson and his wife Sharon. Ace had attended Arcadia schools and graduated from Arcadia High School in June, 1998. Along with seven friends, he decided to enter military service, but delayed enlisting until he finished some college. He became a member of the United States Army in October, 2004. He entered as a Private First Class because of that additional education. As a part of military intelligence in the Third Infantry he was among the first U.S. personnel into Baghdad in 2001. Eventually he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 2004. In the interim he was decorated

several times for his service. But it was not the serious side of Ace that most of those who knew him well comment upon when discussing him. It was his sense of humor and his warmth that people remember most. His wife, Lindsey Mancuso Hudson and both his sisters, Maura and Deidra, talked

about his laughter and the way he could “light up a room” with his presence and his smile. The serious side saw him earning a business degree from Cal State L.A., working first at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and more recently for Northrop Grumman. He also was the co-

founder of a new enterprise, Source Integration which worked to place professionals in the aerospace/Defense area. Another part of that serious side was his concern about his niece, Miranda, the daughter of his sister Maura. The child was diagnosed with diabetes when she was only three. His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Holman Hudson to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. His passing will not go unnoticed. Ace and both of his sisters worked at the Sierra Madre Pool and that city has decided to dedicate a bench to his honor in a spot near that pool. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, January 22 at Holy Angeles Church in Arcadia at 10 a.m. His sister Maura said that her brother had “lived more lives at the age of 30 than any one person could boast, making lifelong friends in the process.” We should all have such an epitaph.

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Lives Remembered Daryl Bryant Beloved Pasadena artist, Daryl Bryant, died on Friday, January 14, following a brief illness. She was stricken in mid-September while painting in Venice, Italy, with a small group of fellow artists with whom she had traveled for many years to Europe. With them Daryl absorbed the flavors, color and nuances of the local cultures, which found expression in her treasured sketchbooks. An artist of exceptional talent, Daryl’s work was exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Canada. In 2008 she received an award in the California Art Club 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Recognized for paintings of unique beauty and skill, Daryl’s watercolors were featured in national and international journals and books of art. She was often selected as a judge for watercolor competitions throughout California and Arizona. A signature member of Watercolor West and the National Watercolor Society, Daryl was an artist member of the California Art Club, the San Gabriel Fine Arts Association, and the mid-Valley Art League Creative Arts Group where she taught classes while maintaining a studio in South Pasadena. A third generation Californian, Daryl was born in Los Angeles, the third daughter of Virginia and Co-

lin Timmons. She grew up in Sierra Madre and graduated from the Polytechnic School in Pasadena and Girls Collegiate of Claremont before attending the University of

Southern California. Early classes with Millard Sheets, a long-standing friend of her parents, inspired her to nurture her artistic talents and she sailed for Italy to live and study for a year in Florence, igniting her lifelong passion for that country. Returning home, Daryl earned a degree in graphic design, worked as a commercial art director and experimented with ceramics, printmaking and murals. Ultimately, Daryl focused on watercolor and embarked on the career for which she is known. A devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, Daryl reflected a spirit of love and generosity wherever she went, always putting the needs and wishes of others before her own. Her life was her art, but her generosity extended to helping others less fortunate. Her philanthropic

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John Stuart Peck June 9, 1918 - December 25, 2010

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volved hunting, fishing, or working on his rental properties, but most important to him were his family and many friends. In his later years, his family grew to include his caregivers. In 1984, John and Betty started “Peck Family Enterprises”, a rental corporation, and brought their daughters in to learn about property ownership. For years he saw to it that the corporation’s “Annual Meeting” happened to be somewhere where the hunting or fishing was promising and the memories made were bound to be good. John was an emotional, appreciative and proud man…with much to be

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, January 9, through Saturday, January 15, the Police Department responded to 938 calls for service of which 130 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, January 9: Between 9:30 p.m. on January 8 and 10:30 a.m. on January 9, a commercial burglary occurred at HK Café, 558 Las Tunas. Unknown suspect(s) removed a glass pane from a side door to enter the business. The suspect(s) then took plasma televisions, surveillance equipment, music player, and cash for a reported loss of about $2,600. A grand theft from vehicle occurred between 3:00 p.m. on January 8 and 10:30 a.m. on January 9 in the 900 block of West Wistaria. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and stole camera/video equipment and a hard drive. The total loss was approximately $2,240. Monday, January 10: Units responded to the 500 block of Las Tunas around 8:15 a.m. in reference to a commercial burglary. Unknown suspect(s) entered the location by smashing a hole in a common wall from an adjacent vacant office. The suspect(s) removed a computer and office equipment for reported loss of $4,400. Another commercial burglary occurred at a construction site located in the 100 block of South Second. Between 5:00 p.m. on January 8 and 11:00 a.m. on January 10, unknown suspect(s) cut the locks to the front gate and storage container in order to steal 8 toilets. Tuesday, January 11: Shortly after 10:00 a.m., officers conducted at traffic stop at Michillinda and La Rosa for an expired registration. A record check revealed that the 40-year-old male driver had a suspended license and 2 outstanding misdemeanor warrants totaling $32,000. He was arrested at the scene without incident. A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of East Arthur between 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) forced open a side door window to enter the home and then stole camera equipment, LCD television, and a cam-

corder. Wednesday, January 12: Around 9:55 a.m., a victim came to the station to report a grand theft that occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on January 11. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of East Live Oak and stole a laptop computer and cash. A traffic stop was conducted around 10:35 p.m. at First and Santa Clara for an equipment violation. Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle, and a field sobriety test indicated that the driver was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. A 23-year-old male Caucasian was taken into custody for DUI, and he also admitted to being on probation for DUI in Nebraska. Thursday, January 13: Shortly after 3:00 a.m., units responded to the 1500 block of South Baldwin in reference to a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that during an argument, the suspect ripped his girlfriend’s shirt, causing minor injuries. A 36-year-old male Filipino was arrested for battery and an emergency protection order was obtained and served. Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of South Tenth regarding a residential burglary that occurred between 10:00 a.m. on January 8 and 7:00 p.m. on January 9. Unknown suspect(s) stole a television, gaming consoles, DVD player, iPod, and cell phone from the house with no sign of forced entry. Friday, January 14: Around 12:27 a.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident occurred at Foothill and Second. An intoxicated 21-yearold male Caucasian driver fled the scene on foot after colliding with another vehicle. He was apprehended after an area search and was taken into custody for DUI causing injury and hit-andrun resulting in injury. Around 9:58 a.m., units responded to Foothill Middle School, 171 East Sycamore, regarding a suspicious man videotaping on school grounds. He was asked to leave the premises and school personnel followed him. The 23-year-old Hispanic suspect was seen retrieving a bag hidden in some bushes by Bank of America and was later detained by police. A search

of the bag revealed a possible homemade explosive device, and the LASD Bomb Squad was called to the scene. It was confirmed that the device was an explosive and was detonated. The man was arrested for possession of a destructive device and an outstanding warrant. Saturday, January 15: Officers were dispatched to Duarte and Lovell around 3:01 p.m. in reference to a disturbance on a Metro bus. A 26-yearold female Asian was crying and yelling for no apparent reason. A consent search of her purse revealed four baggies containing a white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine. She was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance and a $75,000 outstanding warrant. A hitand-run traffic accident was reported in the 800 block of South Golden West around 11:40 p.m. Investigation revealed that an intoxicated driver struck a parked vehicle and then fled the scene. A 24-yearold male Hispanic was later found sleeping underneath a vehicle in the 1000 block of West Huntington and was arrested for DUI, hit-andrun, and unlicensed driver.

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During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 512 service events, resulting in 117 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Grand Theft from Vehicle On January 6 at 6:51 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Wildrose regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that his truck was broken into sometime during the night. The victim had parked his truck in his driveway, but did not lock it. He returned to it in the morning and discovered the loss. Investigation continuing. Outside Assist Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT) - 5 Suspects Arrested. On January 6 at 1:02 p.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of West Duarte Road to assist LA IMPACT personnel on a residence check. As they

arrived at the residence, a vehicle was exiting the garage. The vehicle was stopped. A large amount of marijuana was located in the vehicle. Five suspects were detained and arrested; one subject ran and was not located. Vehicle Tampering Suspects Arrested On January 6 at 7:31 p.m., a witness reported two male juveniles seen checking car doors on several vehicles on Foothill near Shamrock. Officers responded and the two were stopped and subsequently arrested for vehicle tampering. The investigation determined no burglaries or thefts had occurred, probably because all the doors were locked. The two juveniles were later released to their parents with citations. Attempt Burglary On January 6 at 11:34 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 700 block of East Huntington. An employee of a business reported that a male subject had just broken the front, glass door to an adjacent business. When the suspect saw the employee, he left walking west on Huntington. An officer responded and found the suspect at California and Huntington in a parking lot. When the suspect saw the police car, he fled through the parking lot. Containment was set up with the assistance of Arcadia police officers and the El Monte Police Department helicopter; however, the suspect was not located. Assault with a Deadly Weapon / False Imprisonment - Suspect Arrested On January 7 at 6:59 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Olive regarding a fight in progress. When they arrived, a female subject exited the house and ran to the

officers. Her hands had been tied behind her back with a belt and she was screaming for help. Her mother was with her and the mother’s finger had been cut. The two subjects were at the location visiting an aunt, who lives in the garage, which has been modified into a dwelling space. An argument had begun with residents in the backhouse as to whether or not they had a right to be there. The male resident from the backhouse grabbed the daughter by the hair and pulled her into his house, where he tied her up, then wielded a knife and slashed at the mother who was trying to protect her daughter. The officers arrested the suspect. An I.C.E. hold was placed on the subject, as he was found to be illegally in the United States. Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested On January 7 at 11:41 p.m., officers responded to the report of a traffic collision at Alamitas, just north of Diamond. A driver struck a fire hydrant with his vehicle. There was no damage to the hydrant; however, there was extensive damage to the vehicle. The driver lost his front bumper as he fled the scene. He drove around the corner to his home on Montana, followed by a witness. As he parked in his driveway, officers arrived and saw him enter his home. He was located hiding in a small cabinet next to the backdoor. He was positively identified by the witness and was determined by officers to have been driving under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody. Domestic Battery - Suspect Arrested On January 8 at 11:02 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of West Walnut. They arrived and determined a husband and wife had been arguing about an incident that occurred more than a year ago, but the husband’s mother

had just found out about it. The husband slapped the wife once in the face. He was arrested for misdemeanor spousal battery and later released on citation. Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Conspiracy to Commit a Crime / Participation in Criminal Street Gang / Violation of Gang Injunction - Suspects Arrested On January 8 at 8:02 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Montana regarding several victims being attacked by gang members. The victims alleged they were standing in the carport area of the location when a black SUV approached and four gang members exited the vehicle. One of the gang members was armed with a machete and another was holding a handgun. The gang members chased the victims for a short distance, but returned to the SUV without further incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured. Approximately 30 minutes later, an officer located the SUV at Peck and Longden. One of the suspects fled on foot through residential yards. The Foothill Air Support helicopter arrived and directed officers to the suspect, and he was taken into custody. The suspect is a juvenile gang member who had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest. During the foot pursuit, a high-risk stop was conducted on the SUV. Three additional suspects were detained. The victims positively identify the suspects and their vehicle. The weapons were not recovered. Parole Violation / Possession of Methamphetamine Pipe / Possession of Marijuana - Suspect Arrested. On January 9 at 2.55 a.m., an officer stopped a suspicious person parked behind a business at Pomona and Myrtle. Upon contacting

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POLICE BLOTTERS Continued from page 17 the subject, a subsequent investigation revealed he was on parole for arson. The officer found a glass methamphetamine pipe, marijuana, a folding knife and a laptop computer that is believed to be stolen. The subject was PUBLIC NOTICES TS #: CA-09-277164-TC Order #: 090305989-CADCI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/11/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): Manuel Barrios , a married man as his sole and separate property Recorded: 4/23/2008 as Instrument No. 20080707383 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California; Date of Sale: 2/8/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $476,384.26 The purported property address is: 2654 Treelane Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 Assessors Parcel No. 8511-013-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. This notice is sent for the purpose of collecting a debt. This firm is attempting to collect a debt on behalf of the holder and owner of the note. Any information obtained by or provided to this firm or the creditor will be used for that purpose. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P789448 1/13, 1/20, 01/27/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10393487-TC Order #: 100609479-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): VAN PHAN , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1957667 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of

arrested and a parole hold was obtained. Vehicle Burglary On January 11 at 5:52 a.m., two male suspects wearing dark clothing and black beanies were seen smashing the window on a vehicle. The suspects were

seen removing a GPS from the vehicle. They fled and were last seen getting into an older Honda with a roof rack. The incident is under investigation. Robbery On January 12 at 11:06 p.m., a robbery was report-

ed at a business in the 500 block of West Huntington in the parking lot. A female employee had just ended her shift and was walking to her car. An older, grey, four-door Honda Civic with tinted windows approached her. The vehicle was occu-

pied by two male subjects, possibly gang members. The passenger exited the vehicle and approached the victim with a knife in one hand and a small black club in the other. When he demanded the victim’s money, she told him she did not have any.

He then demanded her cell phone, which she gave to the suspect. The suspects fled southbound on Mayflower. Investigation continuing.

Sale: 2/7/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $909,369.41 The purported property address is: 6131 KAUFFMAN AVE TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5385-017-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/12/2011 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 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# 3858047 01/13/2011, 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011

DATED 10/3/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JOSE R FLORES AND MARIA G FLORES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 10/19/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2322497 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 2/9/2011 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West Side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Directly facing Norwalk Boulevard, 12720 Norwalk BLVD, Norwalk, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $480,457.80 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 222 East Evergreen Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 A.P.N.: 8513-010-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the 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.

of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/19/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3860573 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011

the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $478,929.93 The purported property address is: 2301S 4TH AVE ARCADIA, CA 91006 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5790-025-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders rights’ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3862041 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011

have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325-3502 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3884345 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0131409 Title Order No. 10-8-471313 Investor/Insurer No. 1710206632 APN No. 5388-012-060 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/14/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BING C. AKERS, dated 07/14/2009 and recorded 07/21/09, as Instrument No. 20091100126, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/10/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5054 SERENO DRIVE B, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 91780. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $430,373.69. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/13/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3858163 01/13/2011, 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011 T.S. No.: 2010-04816 Loan No.: 40523441 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST

Date: 1/5/2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 9608299 __________________________________ Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Publish: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0134700 Title Order No. 10-8-480508 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 5780-003-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NEIL G DODD, AND MARIA R DODD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 06/20/2006 and recorded 06/27/06, as Instrument No. 06 1413220, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/17/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1207 S. 5TH AVENUE, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $419,879.80. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-10857-6 . Loan No. 0000042044 Title Order No. 5811196 APN 8574-004-044 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 26, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 9, 2011, at 10:30 AM, at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duiy appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 4, 2005, as Instrument No. 05 1856041 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: ANDREA OLIVAS. A UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5026 PERSIMMON AVE, TEMPLE CITY, CA91780 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $473,931.21 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 1/16/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300 Tustin, CA 92780 714-508-5100 Michael Busby Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3879238 01/20/2011, 01/27/2011, 02/03/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10394058-TC Order #: 100613495-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GENICHI ITO AND SHIJIYO ITO , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/12/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1933804 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/14/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-08218568-CH Order #: 080110881-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/4/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAIME GALLEGOS, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 1/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20070070757 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/14/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $316,279.30 The purported property address is: 122 EAST CYPRESS AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 90016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508012-030 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. 4708 Mercantile Drive North Ft. Worth TX 76137 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall

Trustee Sale No. 732287CA Loan No. 5304281743 Title Order No. 090237944-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 2/10/2011 at 10:30 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12/21/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-2839871, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Gil L. Munoz, a married man as his sole and separate property, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) solely as nominee for lender, Paul Financial, LLC., It’s successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $494,540.15 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5440 Mapletree Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 APN Number: 8572-012-025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 1/11/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Ave MailStop CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P790509 1/20, 1/27, 02/03/2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILINGS

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


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