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South El Monte Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Mountain View School District’s Menudo Breakfast El Monte, CA -The Mountain View School
OR CURRENT RESIDENT
A wonderful morning of delicious, home-made menudo, student entertainment and music on Saturday, December 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Kranz Intermediate School, 12460 Fineview Street in El Monte. A community celebration sure to get you in the holiday spirit, the Menudo Breakfast benefits the student body funds, and over the years has been a great success for the District, drawing crowds of about 1000 people. Several prizes including bicycles, toys, gift cards, food and holiday items will be raffled off to those in attendance. Tickets are $4 each and are available at all 12 Mountain View School District schools and may be purchased at the door the morning of the event. For more information call 626-652-4971.
South El Monte Mayor and City Council Welcome the Holiday Season The South El Monte Mayor and City Council welcomed the Holiday Season with the City’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 6, 2012. The festivities took place on the front lawn of City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This joyous evening include music and dance performances from South El Monte youth groups, lighting of the 20ft Christmas tree, and a special appearance from Santa Claus! Light refreshments were served following the lighting ceremony. This merry occasion was open to the public
Pre-K Ballet & Jazz Class, performed for everyone
El Monte Christmas Baskets and Toy Giveaways El Monte City Council and El Monte Police Department Community Relations Office
Lt. to Rt. Mayor Pro Tem. Willhans lli, Councilwoman Angelica R. Garica, Councilmemeber Hector Delgado, Mayor Louie A. Aguiñaga and Councilmember Joseph Gonzales
Metrolink Holiday Train Comes To El Monte
By Andrew Paul Bettridge
The City of El Monte will once again make Christmas wishes come true for thousands of local residents at its annual Christmas Basket and Toy Giveaway. Now in its 30th year, the project that once provided baskets to 30 local needy families now provides Christmas baskets filled with more than 800 meals and 6,000 toys. The assembling of the baskets will be on held on Saturday, December 22 at 8 am, in the rear of the El Monte City School District Office at 3540 Lexington Ave., El Monte, CA Families in need are encouraged to sign up at the Community Relations Office
located at 11333 Valley Boulevard, on the corner of Valley and Johnson Street. Christmas baskets will be delivered on a first come, first served basis – and will be delivered to the homes of the first 800 families that qualify. The long-running program has been made possible throughout the years with help from city residents, employees, and volunteers and the assistance of the City Council, the El Monte Police Department Community Relations Office, school districts within the city, and various non-profit organizations. For more information, or to volunteer for this program, please call (626) 580-2186.
Just this past Sunday evening the Metrolink Holiday Train rolled into the El Monte Metrolink station filled with holiday cheer and candy canes for all the children. From the lights to sounds and snow, everyone from the kids to the adults enjoyed the show featuring Santa’s singing reindeer to his elves and Frosty the snowman. The
local Los Angeles County Firefighters were there collecting toys for the ABC7 Spark of Love Toy Drive who received many gifts from many residents including May Andre Quintero, Mayor Pro-Temp Jay Gomez, Councilman Bart Patel, and Councilwoman Vicky Martinez.
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December 12, 2012
local E V E N T S B OA R D Temple City High School Presents Christmas Performance Temple City
Tuesday, Dec. 18
The Performing Arts Department of Temple City High School will be performing it's annual Holiday Extravaganza. "ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS" , on Tuesday December 18, 2012. The performance will begin at 7 PM and will be held at the Historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse located at 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel. The program will include showcase performances by Brighter Side Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Honors Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, auxiliaries, a "special"
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number by the faculty and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus himself! The grand finale to the concert will be the traditional singing of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus with full choir and orchestra, including Vocal Arts alumni. For more information, please contact Matt Byers at Temple City High School, 626-548-5053 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www. templecitybrighterside.org
San Gabriel Rose Parade Float San Gabriel
Wednesday, Dec. 12
The City of San Gabriel is inviting you, your friends, family, scout pack or church group to have that once-in-alifetime experience of helping decorate San Gabriel’s entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade? They are looking for San Gabriel residents to help put the finishing touches on San Gabriel’s floral spectacular. Here’s how you can volunteer! Just go to the City’s website at www.sangabrielcity.com, and follow these instructions: * Click on “Centennial” icon, under City Spotlight (right side of home page.) * Click on “Volunteer Opportunities” (left side in green column), select the date you are available and enter your information. * Someone from Paradiso Parade Floats, our float builder, will contact you directly with more information.Or, go directly to this link: www. sangabrielcity.com/centennialvolunteer. Volunteers can sign up for any available dates on that webpage. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 626.308.2875.
I'll Be Home For Christmas Duarte Saturday December 15
The Pasadena Crown City Chorus will present its Christmas concert, I'll Be Home For Christmas, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Duarte Performing Arts Center, 1401 Highland, Duarte. The theme of the concert centers on the story of a soldier and father returning home from middle east for Christmas.The featured quartets are Minor Forth, JOLT., IMPACT and the Sweet Adeline quartet, Passion. Minor Forth is comprised of a father and sons, which includes a 7-year-old, one of the youngest members of the society. Tickets are $10, and those under 13 are admitted free. Check the Web site, CrownCityChorus. com or mail to Pasadena Crown City Chorus, PO Box 1529, Temple City, CA 91780. Phone 626-286-0355 for further information. Tickets are also available at the door. The Performing Arts Center is
close to the 210 Freeway, exit 20, at Buena Vista Street in Duarte.
An Olde English Christmas Pasadena Saturday December 15
Angeles Chorale presents An Olde English Christmas, a selection of English Christmas favorites, featuring A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and Gloria by John Rutter. With Angeles Chorale soloists, harp, brass octet, organ and handbells Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. $25/person, tickets available online or by calling (818) 591-1735, First United Methodist Church in Pasadena 500 East Colorado Blvd, 91101, www.angeleschorale. org.
Teddy Bear Mixer El Monte & South El Monte
Wednesday, Dec. 12
El Monte & South El MonteChamber of Commerce cordially invites everyone to their annual Teddy Bear Mixer on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. located in Grace Black Auditorium 3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte CA 91731. All proceeds go to El Monte & South El Monte Emergency Resources Association to brighten the holidays for the needy children and families in our community. For more information contact email@example.com
Toys and Clothes Needed for Holiday Distribution Foothill Unity Center’s Holiday Food Distribution and Angel Program has become a community tradition. Last year, almost 2,000 pre-qualified, low-income families and 3,000 children received food, toys and clothes to help brighten the Holidays and stabilize the budgets of these families on the edge. On Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, the Center again will be distributing food, toys and clothes to almost 2,000 families and neighbors in need. But as food prices continue to go up and unemployment remains high, the Center is in urgent need of toy and clothing donations for the children we serve. Foothill Unity Center always welcomes food donations, but never more than during the Holiday Season. dropped off at the Center’s Monrovia location between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on the weekdays. www.foothillunitycenter.org.
Cherrylee Students Collect for Hurricane Sandy Relief Thursday, Decemeber 6, 2012 at Cherrylee School assembly our student and PTA presented a check to for Hurricane Sandy Relief to the American Red Cross. Our students were challenged to bring $1.00 each to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Our goal was $500.00, we reached $1,019.00. The cards hanging behind us were filled out by each person making a
donation. They had to write what they were Thankful for. It was very heart warming to read what some students wrote. Merrylin Edwards, PTA President, said , "We are very proud of all the students, staff and parents of Cherrylee School. We are so grateful to be living in a community that has such passion for those who need help."
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VFW SALUTES MEDINA COURT BREAKFAST CLUB
El Monte, CA - On Saturday, December, 1st, the Medina Court Breakfast Club held their annual Christmas Toy Drive & Dance at the VFW Hall. Admission was a new toy which later were donated to the VFW for their annual Food and toy drive to aid Veterans and their families in the community. There was a good turn out for this event. “A good time was had by all” said Joe Torres, President of the Club. “Good food, good music, good people, and all for a good cause,” he continued. Michael Felix, Commander of VFW Post 1021 said, “We’re grateful for the Medina Court Breakfast
Club. This is the third year they have worked with us and we’re off to a great start. Many of their Members are Veterans, so this is a perfect fit. I’m
also proud that this Club is a positive force in the community and gives a positive reputation to the whole Medina Court Neighborhood.”The Medina Court Breakfast Club meets the third Friday of each month at Denny’s restaurant on Peck Road.
adding one more candle each night, until the eighth night, when all eight candles are lit by the shamash. Many people use menorahs that burn olive oil instead of candles, to remind them of the oil that burned in the temple, in Jerusalem when it was recaptured in 165 B.C. The menorah is lit and usually placed in front of a window so that passerbys will see the lights and remember the miracles of Hanukkah. Each night, before the candles are lit, blessings are said and after the candles have been lit a Hebrew hymn is sung. Traditionally, Latkes (potato pancakes) are served and in Israel, sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Both are fried in oil as a reminder of the miracle of the oil. The El Monte Friend O’Garden Club held a Christmas party on Friday, December 7th at the home of President Rita Cazares, in Temple City, California. Rita’s home was decorated for the holidays, with lights and decorations outside, to greet you as you arrived and once inside beautifully decorated trees and many, many ornaments and decorations everywhere you looked. A pot-luck dinner was enjoyed by all, with chicken,turkey, ham, tamales, chile relleno casserole, beans, rice, salad, yams, a huge variety of desserts and wine, eggnog and punch. A game of gift exchange was held. David Siegrist brought his guitar and everyone joined in to sing Christmas Carols before the karaoke singing began. El Monte Friend O’Garden Club
Around Town by Mavis Hansen Happy Holidays! And to some, Happy Hanukkah! Hanukkah, sometimes spelled Chanukah, is also referred to as the Festival of Lights, the Feast of the Dedication and the Feast of Maccabees. Whichever, Hanukkah is the eight day Jewish holiday of lights. It begins on the night of the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, usually sometime in December. The holiday celebrates events that happened more than 2,000 years ago. Today, in Jewish homes throughout the world, candles are lit on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah to commemorate the glorious military victory and the miracle of the oil. The Hanukkah menorah is one of the primary symbols of the holiday. It has nine branches with eight candles on one level and the ninth slightly higher. The ninth candle is the shamash, the servant candle used to light the others. On the first night, the shamash is used to light one candle placed in the far right of the menorah. This candle and the shamash are allowed to burn until they are gone. On the second night, two new candles are placed in the menorah, beginning with the far right, however, the order in which the new candles are lit is from left to right. This procedure is continued,
will host the December 10, 2012 meeting of the Arboretum district of California Garden Clubs, Inc. The Arboretum District meeting will be held in the Palm Room of the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, California. Morning refreshments are served at 9:30 A.M. and the meeting begins at 10:00 A.M. Arboretum District President is Shirley Stewart. All garden club members and guests are welcome to attend. There is no charge. El Monte Family Adventure Shuttle will have a “Christmas Lights Tour of the beautiful Hasting Ranch” on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Departure will be at 5:30 P.M. from the El Monte Trolley Station and conclude at 8:30 P.M. Tickets may be purchased at the El Monte Trolly Station, 3650 Center Ave, El Monte. $5.oo per person. Advance purchase of ticket is required, with last date for purchase December 13, 2012. Children must be at least two years of age and must be accompanied by an adult at all times if under 12 years of age. For further information contact the El Monte Public Works Department, Transportation Services Division at 626-5802217. So many fun things to do in this wonderful month of December. Remember those who are not as fortunate. Donate food, so that others will not go hungry, clothing and toys so that all children will have a MERRY CHRISTMAS. See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN
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Jerry’s Journeys Temple City By Jerry Jambazian Temple City
Temple City had a Grand Opening of its newest restaurant last Friday. The Guppy House is located in the TJMaxx shopping center at Las Tunas and Rosemead Blvd. This beautiful restaurant is the 6th in a chain with another 2 in the building stages. When you walk in you are immediately greeted by attentive staff that escort you to your table. As you walk to your table you have the feeling that you are entering the rain forest with all the lush plants and beautiful orchids among the aquariums (with guppies of course). Those on hand for the grand opening included State Senator Carol Liu, and representatives from Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s office, Congresswoman Judy Chu. Mayor Vincent Yu presented a certificate, Mayor Pro-Tem
Cynthia Sternquist, Councilmember Carl Blum, and Chamber board members were also present with Nick Pon making the introductions. Guppy House originated in Cerritos and is known for their gargantuan portions. The large shaved ice bowl could easily hold a newborn baby. Father and Son team of Robert and David Li are the proud owners of this 4,800 square-foot, 135 seat full service restaurant featuring traditional Chinese food. According to David Li, “Unlike our current locations, the new location in Temple City will have better accommodations for reservations, and a private room. We will also focus more heavily on floral decorations and miniature aquariums, leading to a more elegant dining experience.”
Festival of Lights
Temple City Christmas time in Temple City has come this year to us complete with all the whistles and bells. But you say, what about the lights? Yes, the lights were truly impressive. As Las Tunas was preparing for the Christmas Parade many preparations were made for the impressive lights to be displayed in not only in front of all the businesses on Las Tunas, but down the street at the park, where Santa and his snow were waiting for all. Not only did the park display the
Brighterside Choir performing their festive Christmas music, but impressive lights were displayed on one of the largest trees in the park which must have taken many hours to get ready. The dedication to detail with the lights, colors, and designs were really thought out and appreciated by all this year. Living here in the Temple City area has been an eye opening experience over the years, as an increase in the number of residents from all over have made this event something
special to appreciate. As all who were involved look toward next year, the community knows that we all have experienced a festive Christmas to be thankful for. Photo by Sean Telles
ROSEMEAD’S ANNUAL CANNED FOOD AND TOY DRIVE The holiday season is a season for giving, and the City of Rosemead is urging residents to give in support of those in need. Rosemead’s annual Canned Food and Toy Drive is in its last week, and we have decorated bins throughout the community where people can donate canned or dry foods and new
toys. Locations include: • Janson, Shuey, and Savannah Elementary Schools • Rosemead and Garvey Parks • Rosemead City Hall, Rosemead Library, and Garvey Community Center Donations are provided to People for People. People
for People has been serving Rosemead and the San Gabriel Valley for nearly three decades. They ensure that every item goes directly to help someone in need this Christmas. Please give generously. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 569-2160.
San Gabriel Mission High School, DC March “Hey hey! Ho ho! Joseph Kony’s got to go!” was one of many chants that spread through the crowd of 5,000 + marchers that made up Move: DC as they wound their way through the streets of Washington, DC, passing the White House and gathering at the Washington Monument. Two faculty members and nine students from San Gabriel Mission High School (SGMHS) were in attendance at the social action. Move: DC was a conference sponsored by Invisible Children, a San Diego-based organization working to stop the Lord’s Resistance Army and Joseph Kony’s attack on Sudan, the DR of Congo, the Central African Republic and other threatened nations. The people who gathered at the conference spent a day lobbying for U.S. political support in this endeavor and listened to panels of global leaders and their role in the campaign against Kony. SGMHS students were inspired by an October screening given by Invisible Children, and these students pulled together in a lastminute attempt to raise funds for their trip. With enthusiasm and determination, the
nine students who participated gathered the funds and support and were soon on an airplane to Washington DC. These determined young women were Justine Echenique, Angela Beltran, Marlene Guerrola, Jesenia Melgar, Maya Sanchez, Emily Gutierrez, Dominique Duarte, Adriana Gonzalez, and Lacey Corcoran. As an all-girls’ College Preparatory High School, one of the goals at SGMHS is to empower students with knowledge and opportunities; knowledge about what is happening in the world and opportunities to do something about it. SGMHS’ trip to DC was one avenue through which the students found something about which they were passionate and used their youth and talents to actively work for change. Justine Echenique, a junior at SGMHS concluded that “…the people that I encountered made me realize that if you’re passionate about something, then take a stand and do something about it. Don’t ever think that your voice cannot be heard or that you cannot advocate for someone who is in need. As youth today, we
play a very important role in standing for what is right.”
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EL MONTE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Chalk Talk EVERY STUDENT, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY DAY Students Hold Mock Election by Anne Donofrio-Holter
South El Monte High School students participated in November's presidential election by holding a mock election with social science teacher Gilbert Velasquez's classroom serving as the school's polling place. "The students came to me and asked if I would help with a mock election they wanted to hold," said Velasquez. "I told them that I held one each presidential election and would be happy to assist." According to Velasquez, the students' primary objective was to introduce their classmates to the American voting process. "We discussed that if they were exposed to the process early on, they were much more likely to participate in the process as citizens later in life," he said.
Almost 600 students visited Velasquez's classroom election day to cast their vote. Teachers volunteered to bring their students by classroom and each student was able to cast his or her individual vote in about fifteen minutes. "The students who spearheaded the project, led by senior Meng Lin, were very successful," said Velasquez. "Back in 2008, we had only 192 students show up to vote." The students handled every aspect of the polling project including set up, recruiting the voters, counting the votes and tear down. "I was very impressed with the work and commitment of the students to this project," said Velasquez. "Many of the teachers I spoke with were excited to have their students participate."
Mountain View High Students Raise Money for AIDS Research
by Anne Donofrio-Holter
In an effort to help those in need, members of the Mountain View High School Key Club participated in this year's AIDS Project Los Angeles AIDS Walk. The 21 students each walked four miles and raised about $100 dollars for AIDS research. “Mountain View High School Key Club members Jenny Nguyen, David Tran and Emily To were all instrumental in helping me organize our participation,” said teacher Michael Weller. “Teachers Anne Bazile and Geoffrey Bolen
generously contributed their time by transporting students and helping me supervise.” Ordinarily the walk is 6.2 miles, but according to Weller, it was shortened this year to four miles because of street closures caused by the trek of space shuttle Endeavour. “Once again, Mountain View High School students support others by volunteering their time and raising money to help those in need,” said principal Keith Wheeler.
Arroyo, South El Monte High Students Selected for Tournament of Roses Honor Band by Anne Donofrio-Holter Arroyo High School students Emily Tsai (flute), Raeesa Sheikh (clarinet), Sampson Hong (horn), Danny Mata (trombone), Bonnie Guo (bass drum) and South El Monte High School students Alexis Abarca (trumpet) and Matthew Aguilar (alto sax) have been selected for the 2013 Tournament of Roses Honor Band. The Honor Band is comprised of Lancer Marching Band members and exceptional high school musicians from throughout Southern
California. Over 600 high school students auditioned for the approximately 200 available spots. To secure a spot in the Honor Band is considered a coveted position and those selected are among the best student musicians in California. The Honor Band has marched in every Rose Parade since 1930. According to Tournament of Roses officials, the Honor Band rehearses every Sunday in November and December and almost every day during the winter break to
prepare for the six-mile trek down Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard. The students will have marched over 25 miles in rehearsal before the morning of the parade. Arroyo High School principal Oscar Cisneros and South El Monte High School principal Angie Gonzales both expressed pride in having their students selected for the Honor Band and the opportunity to represent both schools on the international stage New Year's day.
El Monte-Rosemead Adult School Holds Resource Fair
by Anne Donofrio-Holter
The focus of this year’s El Monte-Rosemead resource fair was on health with students able to take advantage of heart, lung, vision, diabetes, blood pressure and body fat screenings. Flu shots were also available for the students. In addition to the screenings, more than 40 agencies gathered to share information on their services with students on a variety of issues. “The resource fair was a great benefit to me,” said one student. “I learned a lot about not only health issues but services available to me in the community.” "We thank everyone for their participation in our annual resource fair," said
Robin Torres, principal. "The fair provided those in attendance, not only health care screenings, but the opportunity to learn about services and resources available to them within the community."
CALENDAR 12/21: Student/Teacher Free Day 12/24-01/04 –Winter Break 01/07 – School Resumes District Office and All School Sites Will Be Closed Monday-Friday, 12/31/12 – 01/04/13 01/07 – School Reopens 01/09 – Board Meeting/6 pm 01/21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
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Monrovia Season Ends in State FANVIEW By Joe Torosian
"When I feel it, I shoot it. When I don't feel it, I still shoot it anyway." ----Truck Robinson Part of the pleasure of football has always been is that, outside of lightening, they play no matter what. They play in all of the elements...they even play high school football in southern California in the third week of August...It’s football, that’s what football is supposed to be. I understand the arguments smart folks are making about hitting having replaced tackling in football. I listen when they say fundamental tackling has gone out the window in favor of the football form of the blocked shot...which is the big hit. There is talk about getting rid of kick-offs, helmets, having zero tackling days in practice... So with all this going on, I’ve been comforted by the fact that at least they are leaving me the elements. I mean they’ve changed all the fields, most of them, to field turf so we don’t get mud anymore. Thank goodness the NFL, NCAA, or CIF isn’t in too tight with God or they would be petitioning for seventy-five and sunny conditions for every game. I want mud, but the days of me getting mud are just about gone. I want rain and snow...and I still may get rain and snow. Except... ...As I’m watching the snow fall at Lambeau Field on Sunday night I’m wondering where the heck its going. The snow is on screen, its picked up by the cameras, its accumulated in the stands...its collecting everywhere except the field. The field.... And the reason it is not collecting on the field is because in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The place where “Vince Lombardi” is the equivalent “Abraham Lincoln”. Where duels in the snow and cold November nights are ingrained into the football lore of America like nothing else. At Lambeau Field...They have heaters beneath it. Heaters, so the snow won’t collect. Help me. What is football coming to in America when we can’t have snow on the field anymore? “The Horror!” I have no doubt this is a conspiracy by those who play soccer... by those who want us to look a little more like Europe and the rest of the world. How can football not be played on a snowy field? It starts with mud, goes to snow, and soon...very soon...we will no longer be playing in the rain. ...And when the game is completely moved indoors...a new discovery will be made about of field turf causing everything from childhood obesity to global warming. ...And football will be gone. Contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Monrovia) – Monrovia turned the ball over four times and and it proved to be costly in a 21-17 loss to Madison (San Diego) Saturday night in the Division III State semi finals. The Wildcats took a 17-14 lead with 5:44 left in the game on a 16 yard touchdown pass from Blake Heyworth to Anthony Craft but Madison struck on the ensuing kick off when Lee Walker brought back the kick off 98 yards for a touchdown. Madison then stopped Monrovia on two more possessions over the final five minutes to seal the victory. “They’re a very good football team but I think we beat ourselves tonight. We had the opportunities to win,” said Monrovia Coach Ryan Maddox. “We had special teams break down, a missed field goal, a kick off return for a touchdown. You can’t make those kind of mistakes and win. We had a lot of untimely mistakes this year but we’ve been able to overcome them. Tonight we almost did but when you play a good football team you have to play your best.” 14 Madison points came directly off of Monrovia turnovers. A Darione Jones fumble late in the first quarter at the Wildcat 26 led to a three yard touchdown run by Madison’s Jamie Gomez six plays later to tie the game at seven. Monrovia scored on its first drive of the game marching 80 yards on nine plays with Ge Vontray Ainsworth trucking up the middle from seven yards out to finish it. Monrovia’s Mason Bryant hit the crossbar on a 26 yard
field goal attempt on the Wildcats’ next series. A bad snap led to a bad hold and ultimately the miss. A 52 yard attempt by Bryant at the end of the half was short and the teams went into the break tied at seven. Monrovia’s troubles began in earnest early in the third
quarter. On the third play of the first series Gomez stepped in front of a Heyworth pass, cut back across the field and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown and a 14-7 Madison lead. Monrovia responded by mounting a drive but they were again halted in Madison territory and had to settle for a 29 yard Bryant field goal. After forcing Madison to punt, Monrovia drove down to the Madison nine yard line but Heyworth was intercepted by Gomez again – this time in the back of the end zone. The score stayed 14-10 until Craft’s touchdown in the fourth quarter gave the Cats the short lived three point advantage. Runs of 15 and 33 yards by Jones set up the Heyworth to Craft connec-
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tion. Then Walker did his thing on the 98 yard sprint for Madison in what proved to be the game winner. “Five minutes to go, you can’t have that. We knew #10 (Walker) was dangerous and we kicked the ball right to him,” Maddox said. The Warhawks never established anything offensively in the second half punting the ball three times giving Monrovia opportunities. But the Wildcats next two possessions ended on interceptions by Gomez and Michael Garner. Monrovia’s defense allowed Madison only one touchdown and that was on a short field. Warhawks running back Pierre Cormier, who rushed for over 1900 yards on the year, was held to just 32 yards on 11 carries. “Our defense did a great job. We shut him down,” Maddox said. Bryant had a huge game for Monrovia catching nine passes for 81 yards and rushing for 19 yards on three carries. Craft had four receptions for 73 yards and a touchddown. Heyworth threw for 182 yards but was hurt by the three picks. Jones (131 yards) and Ainsworth combined for 195 yards on the ground. Not counting special teams Monrovia outgained Madison 408 yards to 123 only to come up short on the scoreboard. Despite the bitter loss Maddox was happy with the
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Mid Valley News Area Girls Basketball Top 10 (2012 record in parenthesis)
1.) Rosemead (4-0): HC Jay Gauthier 2.) Duarte (5-0): HC Mark Smith 3.) Arcadia (4-0): HC Don Young 4.) Arroyo (3-3): HC Mike Gorball 5.) Alhambra (5-3): HC Chris Roberts 6.) Gabrielino (4-4): HC Tom Shima 7.) San Gabriel (3-1): HC Lyle Honda 8.) El Monte (3-4): HC Cristine Butler 9.) Temple City (1-3): HC Rebecka Schaller 10.) Mt. View (1-1): HC Baldemar Vargas
Mid Valley News Area Boys Basketball Top 10 (2012 record in parenthesis)
1.) Baldwin Park (6-4): HC Israel Anguiano 2.) Bosco Tech (4-3): HC Dominic Sermeno 3.) Alhambra (5-3): HC N/A 4.) Arroyo (4-5): HC Carlos Barajas 5.) Gabrielino (3-3): HC John Carney 6.) Mt. View (4-2): HC Robert Averill 7.) Temple City (2-2): HC Eric Chin 8.) Duarte (2-1): HC Rodney Jefferson 9.) El Monte (2-1): HC Eric Tabatabai 10.) San Gabriel (2-4): HC Jason Meador
December 12, 2012
The Peterson Principal By Tim Peterson
If you handed somebody that had no knowledge of the outcome a stat sheet from the Monrovia-Madsion game Saturday night, they would have figured it for a blowout. “How bad did Monrovia beat them? 35-7?” they would have inquired. “I don't believe what I just saw” Joe Buck announced after Kirk Gibson's dramatic home run gave the Dodgers a World Series Game One victory over Oakland in 1988. I kind of felt the same way Saturday night. Although not nearly as dramatic, I saw the game but still had a hard time believing Monrovia lost. Yeah they lost. No it wasn't 35-7 or 42-7. It was actually 21-17 Madison. I couldn't believe it, the Monrovia players and coaches couldn't believe it and I doubt many of the nearly 3500 fans in attendance could believe it. Monrovia was in Madison territory on eight of its ten possessions and never punted the ball. Madison was in Monrovia territory twice and punted four times. Monrovia had 182 yards and a touchdown passing. Madison had 63 including just 14 in the second half. The Wildcats rushed for 292 yards including 131 by Darione Jones. The Warhawks rushed for 60...yes 60! you thought their first half passing yards were low? In the second half Madison had four yards on the ground. Pierre Courmier, who rushed for over 1900 yards on the season, had a mere 32 yards and one in the second half. “We totally shut him down,” said Monrovia Coach Ryan Maddox. Monrovia quarterback Blake Heyworth was sacked a couple of times but if you take away those lost yards Monrovia outgained Madison 475 yards to 123. In the second half, Madison went three and out four times. Even when the Warhawks got the ball back with just over two minutes remaining they still couldn't tun out the clock and were forced to punt after three plays that lost yardage. This was a trainwreck numbers wise. 21-17 Madison? Don't you mean 27-0 Monrovia? So how did the Wildcats lose with those kind of stats?
“We really beat ourselves tonight,” Maddox said. “We had opportunities to win.” That's an understatment. On its first touchdown Madison needed to travel only 26 yards to cash in after a Jones fumble. Madison's second touchdown came on a pick six in Monrovia territory. Jamie Gomez intercepted Heyworth and rumbled in 25 yards for the score. Meanwhile Monrovia was leaving points on the table. A bad snap led to a missed Mason Bryant field goal in the first half and Gomez intercepted Heyworth in the endzone to halt a drive in the third quarter. Even with those miscues, Monrovia was still in control when Anthony Craft scored on a 16 yard strike from Heyworth with 5:44 left in the fourth quarter. All the bad stuff was already out of the way. The Monrovia defense just needed to do what it had been doing all night and do it just one more time- stop Madison. Heck the Wildcats had done that three consecutive times in the second half. They never got the chance. Lee Walker took the ensuing kick off at the two yard line, got a couple blocks early and was off to the races. As the Monrovia kick off coverage tried to chase Walker down as he raced down the field, you could almost see the chances of victory running away with it. “We knew #10 (Walker) was dangerous and we kicked it right to him,” Maddox said. The Cats had not one but two more shots to take the lead, but both series ended with interceptions and the Monrovia dream of playing at the Home Depot Center died. The Wildcats have won three straight Mid-Valley Division titles. Nobody can take that away. They have become the premier program in the San Gabriel Valley and played in their first ever State Bowl game. But when the opportunity to win slips from your grasp, that doesn't go away either. “It is bittersweet,” Maddox said. That's my principle. Tim can be reached at Tim@midvalleysports.com
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Arroyo Boys Tournament Final Day
(Montclair defeated La Canada 71-48 on Saturday to win the Arroyo Basketball Tournament. Locally Arroyo, South El Monte, and Arcadia all placed in the holiday classic) Third Place – Bishop Amat 44 Arroyo 43 Arroyo refused to throw in the towel with a five point deficit dangling inside the 40-second mark and capitalized upon repeat failed opportunities by the Amat Lancers to ice the game. A technical foul called against Amat with 3.1 seconds left placed Primitivo Gomez at the line. He drained both shots to make it a one point game and give the Knights a chance to win, but his own attempt at a game-winner as time expired fell short amidst hurry as Amat survived. Primi accrued 28 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals, finishing 16 for 17 at the charity stripe, with a net average of 27.5 points per game for this tournament. The Lancers were led by another authoritative effort from Joseph Cook who muscled in 12 points in the
second half and finished scoring 18 with 10 rebounds and three blocks. ARR: 9, 13, 9, 12 — 43 BA: 12, 8, 13, 11 — 44 ARR – Gomez 28, Peter Aholoka 4, Ryan Tran 3, Fabian Gomez 2, Cesar Berumen 2, Erick Estrada 2, Edgar Lupercio 2
BA – Cook 18, Jacob Valle 10, Eric Fonseca 5, Owen Kitagawa 4, Ian Hagerty 3, Jeff Wold 3, Jerick Santos 1 Seventh Place – Arcadia 65 South El Monte 53 Arcadia fared prominently in the fastbreak early on and was
nourished by a healthy third quarter enroute to notch its first win of the season by defeating South El Monte. Brian Taylor scored 19 of a game high 26 in the second half, including 12 in that third stanza, to bolster the Apaches, who also benefited via Joe Haines’ three steals and two blocks, the contributions of Jordan Stellern (5 points) and Ben Bowen, who both pitched in six assists, and a productive off-the-scoreboard line from Kevin Gill (9 points) on three rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block. South El Monte received 13 points from Reyes Abalos and seven by Alex Ortiz (5 rebounds, 2 assists). Jordan Vargas had six points on threes in the first and fourth. ARC: 19, 12, 19, 15 — 65 SEM: 13, 12, 11, 17 — 53 ARC – Taylor 26, Gill 9, Stephen Smith 9, Stellern 5, Esteban De Mendoza 4, Daren Sue 4, Brendan Wong 3, Kevin Lee 3, Haines 2 SEM – Abalos 13, Ortiz 7, Vargas 6, Richard Natividad 5, Isai Peralta 4, Osvaldo Lopez 2, Xuong Ho 2, Richard Lopez 1
Pasadena Poly Tournament Recaps By Corey Kwok
(local scores 12/7/12) Rosemead 48, Monrovia 45 Jaime Robles delivered five points in the clutch during the fourth and Everardo Camacho scored a game high 17 points to lead Rosemead in a steady comeback victory over Monrovia. Ethan Chan accrued 11 points with four assists. Steven San Miguel stole twice in the final frame and had nine points with three assists. Monrovia led 31-27 at the break and was buoyed by floor leadership from Tyln Sago and Antoine Gholar. Sago had a solid first quarter (8 points) and finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Gholar scored eight and chipped in four caroms, five assists, and three thefts. Justus Tucker provided some cleanup on the boards with nine rebounds for the Wildcats.
Maranatha 64, Bosco Tech 53 The presence in the post and on the boards from Jalen Jones and Michael DeMeester formed a potent, decisive one-two punch for Maranatha as it held off Bosco Tech to also remain perfect in tournament action. Jones had 17 points and 21 rebounds. DeMeester scored 14 points and picked up 13 boards with two blocks for the Minutemen, who received a shooting spark off the bench out of Isaac Etter, as he contributed 14 points, which featured four threepointers. Peeperdine-bound point guard Jeremy Major, albeit scoring only three points this game, caused plenty of ruckus in the first half upon Bosco Tech as he had five assists and four steals. Bosco Tech trailed 16-37 at halftime and showed no signs of throwing in the tow-
el as the Tigers progressed with a 16-2 run out the break to get back into contention, but woes of its own doing at the charity stripe in the third kept the deficit no lower than seven points. Maranatha struggled at the basket amidst that run and went without a field goal til receiving two key threes from Etter, including a buzzer-beater at stanza’s end, to enter the fourth with a 13-point lead. Adrian Nguyen took advantage of multiple Maranatha turnovers for the Tigers and dashed off for five breakaway steal-and-baskets before finishing with 17 points. Steven Lara chipped in a decent second half for ‘Tech on six points, three each of steals, assists, and caroms. Dylan Dario and Andrew Chan both scored a dozen points for the Tigers
December 12, 2012
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Johnny Heisman and High School Heisman
As a winner of the High School Heisman award in 1998 while attending Rosemead, Buena Park Coach Anthony White gets to go back to New York every year for the High School and College Heisman award presentations. He got a chance to meet all of the Heisman candidates. Here is a shot of White and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.
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MONTEBELLO, CA. – Los Angeles and Southern California will welcome 5,100 new U.S. citizens during six ceremonies over two days Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 and Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in the City of Montebello. The candidates, lawful permanent residents who have met all the requirements for citizenship, represent approximately 80 countries. Candidates representing most Branches of the Armed Forces will also be among those taking the Oath of Allegiance.
The top eight countries represented at Wednesday’s ceremony will be: 1) Mexico; 2) Philippines; 3) China; 4) El Salvador; 5)
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Wildcats season. “When it’s all said and done and we have time to reflect I’m extremely proud of our boys and the way they played this year – winning the CIF championship and then having the oportunity to play this game and even opportunity to win this game,” Maddox said.
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EVENT: U.S. Citizenship Oath-Taking Ceremonies DATES: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 TIMES: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. **NOTE. - Ceremony may start slightly ahead of schedule at court's discretion LOCATION: Quiet Cannon Country Club (Garfield Exit on the Pomona 60 Frwy.) 901 N. Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA. 90640 ph.323/7244500 CONTACT: Claire Nicholson, USCIS Public Affairs Officer, 213-830-3835 (Office) or 202-288-1637 (Cell)
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-12515735-AB Order No.: 6735168 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): WAYNE A. SUDDETH AND SYLVIA I. SUDDETH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/26/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1653983 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/20/2012 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $363,126.02 The purported property address is: 1414 ALLGEYER AVE, SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8118-008013 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-515735-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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, 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. 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 Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-12-515735-AB IDSPub #0042015 11/28/2012 12/5/2012 12/12/2012 MID VALLEY NEWS
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1209739-37 APN: 8214-011-003 TRA: 004385 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1761 REF: Lucatero, Alfredo IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 25, 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. On December 18, 2012, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 07, 2007, as Inst. No. 20071099022 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Alfredo Lucatero A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, 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 financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, 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 described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 15457 Beckner Street La Puente CA 91744 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $507,786.74. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1209739-37. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 14, 2012. (R-422541 11/28/12, 12/05/12, 12/12/12) MID VALLEY NEWS
P U B L I C N O T I C E R E G A R D I N G T H E S U B S T A N T I AL AM E N D M E N T T O 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 3 AC T I O N P L AN THE ACTION PLAN INFORMATION AVAILABLE:
The City of El Monte is an entitlement jurisdiction that receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Shelter/Solutions Grant (ESG) funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a condition to receiving these funds, each year the City must submit to HUD a One-Year Action Plan that explains how the City intends to invest these federal funds toward meeting its community development, and affordable housing needs. When a substantial change (i.e. adding an activity, canceling an activity or redirecting funds) is proposed to the City Action Plan, the City requires that the public be notified and a Public Hearing be held to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed substantial changes. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to concerned members of the public that the City of El Monte is proposing to amend its 2012-2013 One-Year Action Plan. If approved, the proposed amendment will direct $67,872 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds to the Homeless Prevention Program for Mobile Home Park Residents.
The City of El Monte encourages citizen participation in the planning process. A Public Hearing to solicit input from interested citizens regarding this proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2012-13 One Year Action Plan will be held on December 18, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at the El Monte City Council Chambers, located at 11333 E. Valley Boulevard, City Hall East, El Monte, California. A copy of the report is on file and available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office at the address noted below Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
El Monte Housing Division, City Hall West, 11333 E. Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA
Written comments will be accepted at the El Monte Housing Division at the address listed above until 5:00 PM, January 14, 2013. NOTE:
It is the intention of the City of El Monte to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects. The City of El Monte will attempt to accommodate attendees in every reasonable manner. Please contact Diane Cotto at least 72 hours prior to the above scheduled public hearing to establish need and to determine if additional accommodation is feasible.
For more information, call the Diane Cotto, Housing Consultant for the City of El Monte Economic Development Department, at (626) 580-2080, or via e-mail at dcotto@ElMonteca.gov.
December 10, 2012
December 12, 2012 (Mid Valley News)
MID VALLEY NEWS
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1340597-31 APN: 5391-001-002 TRA: 008216 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6791 REF: Bennett, Sttevenn L. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 22, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 03, 2013, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 02, 2003, as Inst. No. 03 2926699 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Sttevenn L. Bennett, a married man, and Laurel Ann Bennett, an unmarried woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, 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 financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Doubletree Hotel, Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Vineyard Ballroom, Norwalk, California, 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 described as: Completely described in said Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8632 Mission Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770. 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $249,971.59. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have
no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800)280-2832 or visit the internet website www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1340597-31. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information: (800)2802832. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 30, 2012. (12/12/2012, 12/19, 12/26) R-423284 MID VALLEY NEWS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012229758 ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PRONTO ROOTER, INC, 4222 NORTH BROADMOOR AVE., COVINA, CA 91722, LA COUNTY. Registered Owner(s): OSCAR G. COBOS, P. O. BOX 5812, EL MONTE, CA 91734. This business is conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name on OWNER. Notice – This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before that time. The filing of the 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 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 11.21.2012, 11.28.2012, 12.05.2012, 12.12.2012 MID VALLEY NEWS
December, 12 2012
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