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Vol. 52, No.02

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Local Cities Participate in the 125th Annual Rose Parade by Jo Anne Disney Pasadena

Sierra Madre and Cal Poly Universities both had entries in the 2014 Rose Parade. This year’s theme was “Dreams Come True.” Sierra Madre’s float was entitled, “Catching the Big

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One.” Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s float, “Bedtime Buccaneers” won the Crown City Innovation Award. According to sources, “the float was the only entry in the parade to be certified as ‘California Grown,’ meaning at least 85% of the flowers came from the state.” Also, the sensational Pasadena City College Honor Band was in the parade. Many members are from local area schools, includ-

ing: Temple City, South El Monte, Pasadena, Don Bosco, Gabrielino, South Pasadena and Walnut.

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by Cynthia Kurtz Pasadena

On January 1, 2014, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses hold its 125th Rose Parade with theme “Dreams Come True” with Grand Marshall Vin Scully. Following will be the 100th Rose Bowl Game. This is the perfect time to thank the Tournament for their contributions to our region’s identity, economy and fun. In 1890, the members of the Valley Hunt Club voted to hold a parade. They would decorate their horses

and buggies with flowers. The parade would be followed with a variety of games - tug of war, jousts, and foot races. 2,000 people came out to enjoy the New Year’s activities. Blooming flowers and being able to hold outdoor games on January 1st - in the middle of winter - was a great reason for the Indiana Colony settlers to celebrate.

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local E V E N T S B OA R D Savannah Memorial Park Annual Board Meeting Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand. People will have to rely on each other to meet the immediate life saving and life sustaining needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads for a period of time.

by Janice Wiggins White El Monte

The Annual Board Meeting for Savannah Memorial Park Pioneer Cemetery will be held on Saturday, January 11. 2014. It will be held at 10:00 am at the El Monte Historical Museum, 3150 N.

Tyler Ave. El Monte-91731. We hope that all Legacy Members will attend. We will have election of the board members, and also an update on some of the events of the past year. There are

4 openings on the Board of Directors, if you are interested in serving,please let us know. For more information, contact Janice Wiggins White 626-443-8325

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library to Add Early Learning Area for Young Children and Families by Diana Garcia Monterey Park

The Mid Valley News is published every Wednesday by Valley Communications, LLC Business and Editorial Offices are located at: 11401 E. Valley Blvd. Masterson Building, Suite 200B El Monte, California 91731 (626) 443-1753 FAX (626) 443-2245 E-mails Advertising/Legal Notices: Display Advertising: Publisher/: E. Clarke Moseley Editor/ Feature Writer JoAnne Disney Asst. Editor/Designer: Devette Johnson CFO: Cheryl DiPane Editor Advertising/Circulation: Cheryl DiPane Executive Sales Manager: Brad Healy Office/Legals/Photographer: Melissa Rocha

Sports Editor: Joe Torosian Sports Writers: Tim Peterson, Duane Barker, Andy Villanueva, Josh Ouelette, Sports Photography: Andrew Bettridge Duane Barker Ted Wilson

Contributing Writers Anne Donofrio-Holter Michelle Earle Joe Castillo Mavis Hansen Jerry Jambazian Lynn Burkhardt

Intern Writers Ashley Lanuza Yesenia Melgar Tyler Anderson Adjudicated as a paper of general circulation in the City of El Monte, County of Los Angeles Superior Court, Nov. 7 1973. No. C68383 official paper for the County of Los Angeles, Adjudicated on general circulation Los Angeles July 18, 1992, No. BS016380

The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library has been awarded a grant in the amount of $4,500 as part of the California State Library’s Early Learning with Families 2.0 Initiative (ELF) in order to develop and expand early learning opportunities for children and families within the library. As part of the grant, the Children’s Department will add a new early learning and literacy area which will include child friendly furniture, fixtures and toys

for young children and their caregivers to use in the library. The Early Learning with Families area will launch in February 2014 and will be available to families during the library’s open hours. The equipment and toys - which include a play kitchen, a puppet theater, a lego activity table, a magnetic wall, a play carpet and toy cars, building blocks, puzzles and other learning activities will be made available on a rotating basis.

L.A. Theatre Works On the Air: Reasons to be Pretty by Lucy Pollak Los Angeles

Thursday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 12, L.A. Theatre Works’ Radio Theatre Series will air reasons to be pretty, written and directed by Neil LaBute, and starring Jenna Fischer, Thomas Sadoski, Gia Crovatin and Josh Stamberg. (Reasons to Be Happy, LaBute’s sequel which picks up the same characters 3 years later, will air next week featuring

the same cast.) The broadcast can be heard locally in Southern California on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 7-9 pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles (98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego) and can also be streamed on demand at

The CERT program provides private citizens with basic skills that will enable them to handle their own needs and then to respond to their community’s needs in the aftermath of a disaster. A total of 20 hours of instruction is provided.


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Disaster Preparedness Disaster Psychology

Disaster Medical Operations I Disaster Medical Operations II CERT Organization

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CERT training is offered free of charge To enroll please contact: Bryan Ariizumi (626) 285-2171 ext. 2336 Class size is limited *Students must complete all 20 hours of the course to receive a certificate of completion. Note: All students must be at least 18 years of age

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The Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show will kick off with a stylish Opening Night Premiere Party benefitting the FIDM Museum Fashion Council. Taking place Wednesday, January 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, the evening’s festivities features

food, wine, music, and an exclusive fashion program showcasing a curated exhibit of noteworthy pieces from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection and a high-end fashion show with couture and celebrity designers Kevan Hall and Sue Wong.

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Around Town by Mavis Hansen Christmas Decorations put away, new clothes and toys being enjoyed and calendars for the new year of 2014 being marked with appointments and new events we are looking forward to. JANUARY is designated as National Blood Donor Month, Cervical Health Awareness Month, Birth Defects Prevention Month and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. My first day of the New Year started looking at the floats as they were parked on Orange Grove Avenue in Pasadena and then staying and enjoying all the excitement of the parade. What kind of a year will this be for you? My very special wishes to you for a most happy and wonderful 2014. As we count our blessings, let us not forget those that are in need, not just at Christmas time, but throughout the year. There are so many opportunities for volunteers to help in so many ways and there are many service clubs and groups that encourage membership or joining a group for special projects. No matter what you like to do or what interests you have, if you can give a little time, you can be a great help to someone in need. MERCI, an organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities since 1955 has announced the new Board Members for the 2014 year. For membership or additional information you may email: VALLEY SUNSET AND SIERRA MAR DISTRICT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN will hold a joint meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Brookside Country Club, 1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena. Registration is available at 8:30 AM and the meeting will begin at 9:00 AM. The morning program, entitled “The Good, the Bad and Ugly – Some Things We Need to Know About Social Media” will be presented by Denise Luckhurst and Anne Marie Johnson. This will be followed by Rosalind Bullard’s program, “Using Facebook for Events and Business.” The afternoon program will be a viewing of the documentary “The Invisible War,” a documentary which begins with women saying positive things about why they entered the military,

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and then talks about sexual assaults they endured while in the military. A film that everyone should view. For more information contact Maryann Wesson at or Denise Luckhurst at SAN GABRIEL VALLEY DISTRICT OF WOMEN’S CLUBS will hold the monthly Board Meeting on Friday, January 10, 2014, 9:30 AM at the Covina Women’s Club, 128 San Jose Avenue, Covina, California. Twenty-five clubs, within the San Gabriel Valley comprise the District with a combined membership of 1200 individuals. The morning program will be presented by two Club Presidents: Ilean Ochoa, President of the Azusa Woman’s Club and Rosette Clippinger, President of the Diamond Bar Woman’s Club. Under the guidance of Parliamentarian Margery Spillman, nominations for Executive Officers for the 2014 -2015 year will be conducted by Nominations Chairman, Alice Slaughter. The Corresponding Secretary and Parliamentarian are appointed by the President. All Club Annual Reports are due at this meeting to the District Chairmen. All Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the San Gabriel Valley District Conference, April 26, 2014 at the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel. For information on Membership contact Rosemary Morabito at 951-776-2217 or for other information, President Mavis Hansen at 626-441-6231. There is no charge to attend a meeting and guests are always welcome.

Student's Corner L’appel Du Vide

Ashley Lanuza, contributing student writer from San Gabriel Mission High School.

by Ashley Lanuza

L’appel du vide, roughly translated to “Call of the Void,” is a French term used to describe the genuine, human feeling to make an impulsive move that will, quite frankly, kill you. An example, according to, is when a person is standing at the top of the building and has this unexplainable urge to just jump off. It’s an odd and partially unexplainable phenomena that I’m sure you have encountered at least once in your life. This is the random, genuine notion to just opt for

the most dangerous, and easiest, way out of living, when given the opportunity. This impulse may also extend to the endangerment of other people. In a recent Youtube video titled “Psycho Thoughts” by internet blogger Daniel Howell (alias “danisnotonfire), Dan talks about this complicated power we seem to have forgotten we possess. He says, “You realize in that moment that you have power over life and death.” Such neurotic impulses may even explain many crimes, such as steal-

ing, killing, or other immoral acts. Our brains are wired to use only ten percent of its conscious capacity, the other percentage hiding behind a screen, unknown and rarely shown. The odd phenomena that our minds are capable of being so impulsive is a fearful thought, because what actually is the human nature? Who are we, as people, both controlling ourselves and also acting on impulses and responding to the “void?” Our lives are so fickle, at times, that one forgets where he or she stands in the whole entirety of the universe. What is woman or man, but an impulsive brain that acts accordingly in society, then thinks about taking that one step to following the force of gravity head first?

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The following year music was added to the parade when the Monrovia Town Band performed for the crowd. Then came viewing stands and the crowds grew. In 1895, the Valley Hunt Club decided the parade had become too big for them to handle and the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to manage the festivities. In 125 years, it has only rained on the parade 10 times. Some credit divine intervention because of an 1893 decision to never hold the parade on Sunday. Sunday parades would interfere with folks going to church. So, when New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday, the parade would be held on Monday. The “never on Sunday” tradition continues today. In 1900, the parade was captured on film for the first time. In the following months, audiences across the United States had front row seats for the New Year’s Parade and viewers began to promise themselves to “someday” see it live. Today the Rose Parade is viewed by 84 million people in 220 territories and countries. An estimated 700,000 people line the

parade route each year. We can’t imagine New Year’s Day without football. It all began with a game on January 1, 1902. 8,500 people showed up for the 1,000 available seats in the “town lot” - known today as Tournament Park on the Caltech campus. The University of Michigan beat Stanford University 49 - 0. Maybe it was the overwhelming large crowd or maybe it was the lopsided score but football was dropped in favor of other sports. A chariot race in 1904. It was exciting but dangerous. An elephantcamel race in 1913. The elephant won. In 1916, football returned

and in 1922 the game was moved to the newly constructed “horse-shoe shaped” stadium in the Arroyo Seco with seating for 57,000 - the Rose Bowl. Today we still celebrate the Grand Daddy of them all in the Rose Bowl on New Years day. The direct economic impact of the Tournament’s New Year’s events is almost $100 million. Hotels, restaurants, and stores are filled to capacity as visitors and fans stream into Pasadena and the region beyond. It is an exciting time for everyone. Thank you Tournament President Scott Jenkins and all the Tournament members. You are our dream come true.

WEBB'S RULES HUGS by Eugene R. Webb It’s amazing what hugs can do; They can say, “I love you.” Or “I’m glad to see you my friend; Where in the world have you been?” Hugs are certainly worthwhile; For they often bring on a smile. It’s also a friendly thing to do; And it’ll make you feel good too. So hug a person if you dare; Let them know that you care. It’s a good way to say goodbye; It can even make a person cry. Hugging a person is a good thing to do; Especially if they are feeling blue. For a hug is truly an unselfish gift; Giving someone a great big lift. A language barrier it will break; And someone’s day it can make. A hug can ease a person’s mind; And they can be given any old time. So at a person’s heart you can tug; If you’ll take the time to give a hug. Make a person feel everything is okay; Just reach out and hug someone today.

Ribbon Cutting for the New Post Pizza by Brad Healy El Monte

Where are you going to find the best pizza, wings, and beer at a great price and still feel you are in your man cave? The answer is right in our own community where big screen televisions and sports excitement is a daily event. Jerry M. Munoz, the new owner of The Post Pizza and Arroyo High School graduate, has dedicated himself to serv-

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ing his community where he grew up. Large portions are the norm for every customer, every time you order. Many of Jerry’s friends are very loyal customers that appreciate his commitment of giving back to his community through service, quality, and great value. On Saturday December 28, 2013 the El Monte/ South El Monte Chamber

was proud to honor a new business member to the community with their ribbon cutting. The Post Pizza, (formally The Lamp Post Pizza) has been in business for many years. Jerry M. Munoz is proud to offer his new and improved version, where there are larger big screen televisions and more specials and events to come. photos by Brad Healy

Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week -Vote for Your Favorite by Paul Little Pasadena

The public is invited to take the Cheeseburger Challenge and vote for their favorite cheeseburger at www. pasadenarestaurantweek. com<> during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week. Cheeseburger Week takes place from Sunday, January 12th through Friday January 17th. Voting in the Cheeseburger Challenge remains open through Sunday, January 19th.. Cheeseburger Challenge categories include

Favorite Burger Restaurant, Favorite Lunch Counter Burger, Favorite Sit-Down/ White Table Cloth Burger, Favorite New Burger Restaurant, Favorite Beer and Burger, Favorite Sliders and many other categories. Everyone is invited to celebrate the birth of the cheeseburger in the home of the Cheeseburger: Pasadena, California, from January 12 -17, 2013, during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week.

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Time Jockey FASTER FOODS by Joe Castillo Carl’s Burgers …. Carl Karcher, along with his wife Margaret, built one of the most popular hamburger stands in the United States and named it Carl’s Jr. Hamburgers. With over 1,000 stores, the company ranks 23rd in fast food sales according to QSR marketing. On July 17, 1941, Karcher borrowed $311 against his Plymouth Super Deluxe car and bought a hot dog cart at the corner of Florence and Central Avenues in the City of Los Angeles. From the first day, sales were better than expected and in a short time, Karcher made enough money to buy four more hot dog carts. In less than 5 years, Karcher opened his own store and named it Carl’s Drive-In Barbeque. Hamburgers were added to the menu and sales boomed even more. Based on quality and service, Carl’s Jr. continued to prosper, following Carl and Margaret’s business model in producing a hamburger with their special touch…. Shakey’s Pizza …. One of the more popular pizza parlors in Southern California is Shakey’s. Founded on April 10, 1954, Shakey’s Pizza Parlor and Ye Olde Public House opened at the corner of 57th and ‘J’ Streets in Sacramento. It was meant to be a place to have a beer and listen to Dixieland Jazz musician Shakey Johnson. In 1955, Shakey’s expanded to include games and a warm fireplace while providing a place for families, sports clubs and social events while listening to the Silver Dollar Jazz Band. Their most popular dish, Mojo potatoes, were introduced in 1963 and other food items like fried chicken were added to the menu. One of the forerunners of the concept of franchising, Shakey’s introduced a standard building and design structure in its buildings while avoiding the use of remodeled structures. In 1965, Shakey’s moved its corporate offices from Sacramento to San Francisco and hired an advertising agency to promote its sales of English beer in a ‘ye olde’ public house. In 1975, Shakey’s ventured into the baseball trading card business producing cards of players from past years. The cards didn’t last long but today are a valued collectible. The company continued to grow to meet its changing clientele and today is still a popular place to meet, have a pizza and a

beer. Two original style parlors are located in El Monte on Valley Boulevard and in San Gabriel on Las Tunas Boulevard. Check them out and listen to the jazz music being played while enjoying an English beer and some Mojo’s….

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Cal-Nev-Hi District of Kiwanis International Kicks off The Super Bowl of Saving Lives by Mark McDonald Rosemead

The California, Nevada and Hawaii District of Kiwanis International is sponsoring the first ever Super Bowl of Saving Lives to raise funds for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). As part of an annual one day Mid-Year Conference held in Southern California, nearly 400 clubs have been invited to also attend the first ever Super Bowl of Saving Lives. Following the conference, this dinner and silent auction with entertainment will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Taking place at 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, the evening will begin with a no-host reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner of gourmet football faire at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are available to the public, are just $65 and all proceeds from the evening will benefit this worldwide project. To register or make a donation go to http://www.cnhkiwanis. org/ and select the Mid-Year South option. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in NFL attire or their favor-

ite team’s colors. The event Chairman is Mark McDonald, Owner of La Mesa Carpet & Linoleum. He is planning this football themed event to encourage attendance and participation in this worthwhile cause. “When we realized that our conference was taking place on Super Bowl Weekend, we decided to turn this fact into a positive message. When you think about it, the fact that our organization can save the life of a mother and child for $1.80 donation, our members are really champions. Just like a Super Bowl champion team, we aren’t giving up until we win and this disease is as rare as it now is in the U.S.,” said McDonald. “I’ll be there in my San Diego Chargers blue and gold to show that I am not only a local fan of football, but a fan of saving lives across the world.” McDonald and his crew of Kiwanis volunteers will also host a walkathon before the conference begins from 7 a.m.- 8 a.m. Tetanus is a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes—about

160 newborns each day. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is easily prevented by giving women of childbearing age a series of three vaccine doses to protect them and their future babies. Providing the three doses costs roughly $1.80 and includes the vaccinations, syringes, safe storage, transportation and more. Kiwanis International is raising $110 million by 2015 in an effort to protect millions of women and babies who are at risk of this deadly but highly preventable disease. To support this global campaign, the Cal-Nev-Hi District of Kiwanis has set a goal to raise $8 million. “By joining us for The Super Bowl of Saving Lives we hope others in California, Nevada and Hawaii will help us in our efforts to protect millions of mothers and newborns around the world.” declared Saturday, February 1, 2014 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orange 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA Contact, Mark McDonald, Cal-Nev-Hi District South Eliminate Project Co-chairman

Temple City’s Kiwanis News by Jerry Jambazian Temple City

The only last Tuesday that I have to report on is our Christmas Part at DiPillas Italian Restaurant. I would not have known it was another party except for the crowded conditions again. Mike Lepore presided over the event. DiPillas served a wonderful meal and we had Christmas Carols led by the inimitable guitar playing songster Jim Robuck. Those enjoying the food and fun were John & Barbara Gera, Henry & Linda Walpus, Dan Arrighi, Bob & Carole Rodenbucher, Matt & Janet Smith, Jim & Cheryl Robuck, Steve & Lisa Montesanti, Elmer Black, Fernando Vizcarra, Tom McIntee & Marie Leonard, Steve & Monica Tyre, Mike & Judy Lepore, Jerry Jambazian, Dan Snell, and Mayor Cyn-

thia Sternquist. Mike Miller has been in Arcadia Methodist Hospital since last Friday. Could not stand up when finished with dialysis. Chuck Shaw brought him home and stayed with him untill Sue got home a couple of hours later. Sue took him to the hospital. They feel that they have the situation in a good place. His thyroid has dried up and no longer working. I finally called his brother, Ty, and brought him up to date. Ty has gone full force to get things working and he, Scott, Mike, me and his doctor, Dr. Gazarian will meet this coming week or next. Dr. G is recommending 4-5 weeks in a rehab; Dr. thinks that Mike will fully recover.

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Twelve Kranz Intermediate School Students Inducted into the Partnership Scholars Program by Michele Earle El Monte

“I am proud, honored and grateful to be in the Partnership Scholars Program. Now college is not just a dream for me, it is a reality.” These are sentiments from Cesar Nunez Frias, a student whose life has been changed by his involvement in the Partnership Scholars Program (PSP) which began for him last year as a seventh grader at Kranz Intermediate School. For 12 well deserving Kranz seventh graders, a journey similar to Cesar’s began last week as they started their six year journey toward their goal of admission to a four year university as the 2014 inductees into the Partnership Scholars Program (PSP), one of the most successful collegeaccess education programs in the United States. The special ceremony was held for the 12 inductees and their families, and included other Partnership Scholars, all former Kranz students. PSP’s mission is to provide six years of educational and cultural experiences for academically motivated but economically disadvantaged students, starting in the seventh grade, to promote college access and a lifetime of success. A volunteer, nonprofit program

made possible by private donations and business and foundation support, PSP was developed by Dr. Glen Langer as a way to payback the kindness shown to him many years ago by strangers who gave him a college scholarship and made his dream of becoming a doctor a reality. Langer, a retired UCLA medical professor and cardiovascular research lab director, began his personal campaign and the program 18 years ago to prepare seventh graders from low income neighborhoods for college. As of December 2013, there are over 625 students who have been inducted into PSP, and of the 275 high school graduates, 94% of them are in four-year colleges or graduated from college with an average of over $90,000 in scholarship aid. PSP scholars are attending universities such as Harvard, Duke, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, BYU, Stanford, Wellesley, Brown, Occidental, Pepperdine, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, Columbia, Georgetown, Pitzer College, UC San Diego and Loyola Marymount to name a few. “Congratulations to all the new scholars. We are so proud of you,” said Meg

Sanchez, PSP Executive Director. “I encourage you to take advantage of everything the program offers and continue to study hard and never give up on your college dreams. Your mentors and donors are here to help and want you to succeed.” Kranz’s 12 new inductees were selected from over 150 applicants based on their grade point average, motivation for higher education, supportive home environment and financial need. The program provides the students with mentors and a monetary stipend to be used

over the six years on eduhave the opportunity to enter cational enrichment such as and succeed at higher educaextra books, computers, mution and they should not be seum trips, concerts, plays, limited by their environcollege campus visitations, ment.” sporting events, out of state Sanchez commended trips and other activities Kranz teacher, Arlene Leto help them become well Gaspe for her years of dedirounded individuals with cated service to PSP and for rich cultural experiences. ensuring that Kranz students “Learning outside the continue to benefit from the formal classroom is essential program. for every child and exposing “Mrs. LeGaspe does an students to a variety of eduamazing job as the PSP cational and cultural enrichcoordinator here,” said Sanment activities and college chez. “She is the reason the access guidance is a crucial program is so successful at part of PSP,” said Sanchez. Kranz. We greatly appreci“Every child should Scholar Program continued on page 10

Mountain View School District Annual Menudo Breakfast by Mark Peters El Monte

The La Primaria Folklorico Dance Troupe performed at the Annual Menudo Breakfast hosted by the Mountain View School District on December 14, 2013. The Folklorico Dance Troupe danced to three songs which included one song where the young boys place their sombreros on the ground and dance around in circles with the senoritas. This is one of the best known dances called “La Costilla,” in which the dancers move flirtatiously around a sombrero. This dance is dedicated to the old cattle drivers who moved the cattle from one village to another over the stone-paved streets. This dance is one of the most representative dances of the Michoacán region to

express the glorious past and pride of these indigenous peoples who were never conquered during the period of colonization. Mrs. Connie Navarro has done a phenomenal job of training these young dancers, ensuring the heritage is alive and well. The costumes for the senoritas from this region feature multi-colored dresses adorned with ribbons and lace. The young boy’s traditional outfit is that of the charro, which is usually decorated in gold or silver trim with a red waist and neck sash. The young boys would always wear their

sombreros. Mrs. Navarro instructs her La Primaria Folklorico Dance Troupe on Thursdays at La Primaria Elementary school. photos by Mark Peters

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FANVIEW By Joe Torosian

Question Should there should be a limit on how far a quarterback can run downfield and still be allowed to slide? I’m for the quarterbacks running as much as they want, but sooner or later, like when they get 20-yards downfield, they should be considered football players and not quarterbacks. When You Saw... ...Green Bay Packers defensive back Micah Hyde drop a sure interception in the final minutes of the Packers playoff game on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers did you know that Green Bay was going to lose. I did. Sometimes you don’t need to be Nostradamus after a botched play like that. Quote of the Weekend “Come on Andy Dalton! At least Tim Tebow has a playoff win.”--Popular comment on twitter after Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s (now 0-3 in playoffs) poor performance in playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Prep Football Keep your ears to the ground, but don’t believe everything you read on a message board thread for the next few weeks. The holiday season might be over, but the silly season for high school coaching changes has just begun. Rumors, changes, insanity, anything is possible from now through the end of March. Did You Know...? That in the 1971-1972 college basketball season that USC finished 24-2? They did. Both losses were to UCLA and USC failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament that year as only conference champions advanced to the tourney. Boys Basketball Note Mt. View guard Isaih Mendoza is averaging 24 points and eight rebounds a game this season. The 6-1 senior has made 33 of 71 attempts from beyond the three-point line. Girls Basketball Note After opening the season with a victory the Rosemead Lady Panthers have dropped eight in a row. League play in the Mission Valley League for the girls (and the boys) begins January 15th. All is not lost.

Happy Birthday this week to: 1/8: Long time area football coach/educator Ted Clarke turns 56. 1/10: Arroyo football stat guy Steve Singiser turns 41. 1/11: Former Temple City quarterback Riley Saxon turns 25. 1/12: Former Temple City “bad dude” fullback Josh Willard turns 24. Contact Joe at Follow Joe at @joet13b on Twitter Listen to “The Joe Show” every Wednesday (6:P.M.) at

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Keppel Runs Over Monrovia by Tim Peterson Monrovia

The Mark Keppel Aztecs shot their way to 16-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 65-42 victory over the Monrovia Wildcats on Friday night at Monrovia High School. The contest, being played in the school’s old gymnasium with the floor in the new facility being refurbished, never turned competitive despite the Wildcats Aubrey Fisher’s game high of 19 points. Monrovia dropped to 6-7 on the year and the Aztecs improved to 10-4. Keppel had four players in double figures as Adam

Thompson led the way with 17 points. Bertram Mak finished with 14 while Bailey Kikuchi and Trey Shishima each added 11. Fisher was the only Wildcat in double figures. Justus Tucker had eight and Michael Lara added seven. Four Monrovia players had two points each. Monrovia guard Ahmed by Duane Barker

‘The Mid’ Area Little League Update El Monte Eastern Little League Remaining registration dates for the 2014 season are: January 11,18 & 25 from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Plus: Wednesday January 29 & February 5 6:30pm to 8:00pm Saturday February 1 10:30 to 3:00pm Fee $75.00 (Payment Plan Available) Location: Mt. View Park. El Monte American Little League “Early Bird Registration” will continue through January 17th. Tryouts will be on February 22nd, at Lambert Park. Connect with EMA on Facebook and Twitter. Note: With Pioneer Park undergoing construction over the next two years, EMA will be joining El Monte National this season at Lambert Park. Temple City American Little League Temple City American Little League will be celebrating their 60th Season with an epic Opening Ceremony. It will take place at Live Oak Park on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. All former players, coaches, and volunteers are invited to be a part of the ceremony. You can RSVP for the event on the league website and be eligible for prizes. Please use the link below to RSVP. Spread the word to any TCALL alumni that you know! Search for TCALL at Arcadia American Little League Tryouts for the 2014 season are going to be held Saturday, Jan 11th at Windsor Field. Here is the schedule: 9-10AM: 12 year olds 9:45-10:30AM: 11 year olds 10:30-11:30AM: 10 year olds 11:30AM-1PM: nine year olds 1-2:30PM: eight and seven year olds 2:30-dark: six year olds and any fives that want to try out for machine pitch Arcadia National Little League Jan 11, Longden Yards (TRYOUTS) Jan 18, Longden Yards (Make up TRYOUTS)

Final BCS Championship Game, It was a Game for the Ages by Devette Johnson Pasadena

The BCS Championship game came down to the last play of the game for Florida State. It was do or die. This was a nice finish for the what is know as the BCS Championship game. Next year the college ranks go to play off setup. Florida State got the ball back with more than a minute to play, and quickly moved down the field thanks to a huge completion from Winston to Rashad Greene -- to the tune of 49 yards. The Seminoles found themselves on the Auburn 10-yard-line, with 20 seconds left to play and a touchdown necessary to win it all. Winston threw the ball

over the middle to Greene, and Chris Davis was called for pass interference, giving the Seminoles a first down. On the next play, Winston connected with Benjamin in the end zone, taking the lead

with 17 seconds left to play. A game for the ages. BCS National Championship 2014 final score: Seminoles complete incredible comeback, 34-31.

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By Tim Peterson

Although the entire season is taken into consideration when you look at Post Season awards sometimes one game, even one play can make a difference.

And so it goes for Kansas City Coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs, 2-14 a year ago, turned it around to go 11-5 and advance to the playoffs. The Coach of the Year seemed like a foregone conclusion for Reid. But after blowing a 38-10 lead against Indianapolis Saturday and losing 45-44 all that talk should stop. T.Y. Hilton’s 64 yard touchdown reception from Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter sealed Kansas City’s fate. If that play never happens and the Chiefs win, Reid has a shot. But it did and the 28 point lead was erased and so was Reid’s shot at Coach of the Year. Good season? Sure. But when you blow that big of a lead in the playoffs any type of award should be blown as well. It was that big of a choke. I sent out a tweet Sunday saying that Colin Kaepernick was an average quarterback without his legs but with him he’s close to elite. “He’s not elite. Not close,” one local high school coach told me. “Is he a top 5 athlete in the NFL? Yes. He looks at first read, then runs. That’s not a QB.” Okay and he did throw a pick on the final drive but was given a reprieve when Green Bay’s Micah Hyde dropped the ball. I can respect that. But there’s nobody that can run like he does and that’s what separates him from a majority of quarterbacks in the NFL. He beat the Packers on Sunday by pulling it down and running. That’s what he does. His long strides and speed make him almost impossible to stop. He went to the Super Bowl last year and if he goes again and wins it he should be considered elite... or at least close. One quarterback that won’t cause arguments about being elite is Andy

Luck just threw another touchdown pass to Hilton. Sean Payton makes all the difference in the world for the New Orleans Saints. San Diego Super Chargers! San Diego Super Chargers! What? Have I suddenly become a Charger fan? Nah. I just like the song. That’s my principle. Tim can be reached at

Arcadia is easily the class of girls basketball in the area. Both Gabrielino and San Gabriel, however, are teams to watch as league plays gets set to start. The problem for the Matadors in the Almont League is the Mark Keppel Aztecs. Stay tuned.

1. Arcadia Apaches: 10-2

9. Sierra Vista Lady Dons: 1-3

2. Gabrielino Eagles: 8-5

10A. Mt. View Vikings: 2-6

3. South El Monte Eagles: 5-4

10B. Duarte Falcons: 2-6 Y’S SP ALLEVisit ORT CO V D

4. San Gabriel Matadors: 8-6


If Frankie Palmer doesn’t make the throw to Matthew Rosales to win the Southeast Championship game for La Serna he wouldn’t be in the discussion for Southeast Player of the Year. Before that it was clearly Norwalk running back Rashaad Penny’s hardware. Joseph Mayorga’s championship winning touchdown run for San Dimas may have given Bill Zernickow Coach of the Year honors.

Dalton. Now that was bad. I’m trying to remember the last time a quarterback nearly single handedly killed his team in the playoffs. Three consecutive turnovers (one fumble, two picks) by Dalton put the Bengals in a hole that they couldn’t get out of. Unfortunately it may also have cost Marvin Lewis his job.

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5. Arroyo Lady Knights: 8-7 6. Rio Hondo Prep Kares: 5-3 7. Temple City Lady Rams: 5-6 8. El Monte Lions: 4-6

‘The Mid’ Area Boys Basketball Scoreboard January 3 Los Altos 78 La Puente 39 Mark Keppel 65 Monrovia 42 South El Monte 50 Covina 44 San Marino 46 Rosemead 32 January 4 Bishop Amat 71 Rio Hondo Prep 29

‘The Mid’ Area Girls Basketball Scoreboard January 2 Baldwin Park 41 Pioneer 35 January 3 Arroyo 52 Pioneer 27 South El Monte 38 Sacred Heart of Jesus 23 Mayfair 46 San Gabriel 42 N TIO S N S TE AT SINE S! U B NER OW

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‘The Mid’ Area Boys Basketball Top 10 Some of these schools have had nice non-league results, but it is in league, which begins next week, that all the tales will be told. The team that is the most fun to watch is the third ranked Rams. They run, they shoot, they play defense, and then they do it again.

1. Gabrielino Eagles: 12-2 2. El Monte Lions: 9-6 3. Temple City Rams: 7-5

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4. South El Monte Eagles: 4-4 5. Duarte Falcons: 3-3 6. Monrovia Wildcats: 6-7 7. Arcadia Apaches: 3-6 8. La Puente Warriors: 3-8 9. Rosemead Panthers: 3-8 10. Bosco Tech Tigers: 4-9

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File No. 2013252752. ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MAKE SCENTS NOVELTIES, 3113 HEMPSTEAD AVE., ARCADIA, CA 91006-5731, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Registered Owner(s): THOMAS WITT, 3113 HEMPSTEAD AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91006-5731. This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. 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). 12.18.2013, 12.25.2013, 01.01.2014, 01.08.2014 MID VALLEY NEWS

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January 8, 2013 City of El Monte – Housing Division 11333 Valley Boulevard El Monte, CA 91731 (626) 570-2070

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Programs

On or about January 16, 2014 the City of El Monte will submit a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as GRID Alternatives Solar Affordable Housing Program. GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that provides solar electric systems at no cost to low- income El Monte homeowners who earn 80% or below of the Area Median Income for Los Angeles County. Installation of these solar electric systems will be performed by a licensed solar contractor and a team of volunteers and green job trainees during the period of January 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 approximately $39,438 in Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to retrofit 16 homes within the City of El Monte. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the City of El Monte - Housing Division located at 11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA 91731 and may be examined or copied Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The City of El Monte will use the Appendix A format to supplement this ERR with additional site-specific reviews further addressing Historic Preservation, Explosive and Flammable Operations, Airport Clear Zones, Flood Insurance, Toxic Substances and Hazardous Materials prior to approving any loan or grant under these programs. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of El Monte’s Housing Division. All comments received by January 16, 2014 will be considered by the City of El Monte prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of El Monte certifies to HUD that Raul Godinez II, in his capacity as City Manager / Certifying Officer consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of El Monte – Housing Division to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to the City of El Monte’s Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date specified above or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by Raul Godinez II, City Manager of the City of El Monte; (b) the City of El Monte has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the City of El Monte has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD - Los Angeles Field Office of Community Planning and Development, 611 W. Sixth Street, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.




laneous boxes, belonging to the following.


Alvarez, Anthony


All Interested Parties


City of El Monte Planning Commission

Navarro, Jazmin Gutierrez, Claudia RAMIREZ, JULIO

Hablamos Español favor de hablar con Marcella Magdaleno (626) 258-8626 Pursuant to law, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to determine whether or not the following request should be granted.


Revision to Conditional Use Permit No. 40-02

Cabrera, Edward J.


Revision to an existing Conditional Use Permit to remove six (6) antennas and replace with three (3) new antennas and modify associated ground mounted equipment cabinets for a Sprint wireless telecommunication facility located on the subject property. The Sprint antennas are located on an existing 56’ tall freestanding wireless telecommunications pole camouflaged as a palm tree (monopalm). The existing facility is located in the parking lot of a light industrial center within the M-2 (General Manufacturing) zone. The request is being made pursuant to Chapter 17.82 of the El Monte Municipal Code.

GONZALEZ, JACQUELINE Price, Kim LOPEZ, JOHN Rivera, Suzanne Cifuentes, Luis

Lopez, Julio

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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 2013-2014 One-Year Action Plan. If approved, the proposed amendment will allocate up to $131,253 in Emergency Shelter Grant funds to a homeless service provider to pay for emergency shelter and transitional housing operation and rehabilitation costs.


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 2013-2014 One Year Action Plan will be held on January 28, 2014, 6:30 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 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  

El Monte City Clerk’s Office, City Hall East, 11333 E. Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA 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 28, 2014. 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 Diane Cotto, Housing Consultant for the City of El Monte Economic Development Department, at (626) 580-2080, or via e-mail at


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All Interested Parties


City of El Monte Planning Commission Hablamos Español favor de hablar con Marcella Magdaleno (626) 258-8626

Pursuant to law, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to determine whether or not the following request should be granted. APPLICATION:

Conditional Use Permit No. 21-13 and Modification No. 22-13


Conditional Use Permit to legalize a 306 square foot residential addition to an existing single-family residence within the C-2 (Retail Commercial) zone; and a Modification to reduce the required offstreet parking requirement from a 2-car garage to the existing attached one-car garage. The project is located within the C-2 (Retail Commercial) zone. The request is being made pursuant to Chapter 17.24.46 and Chapter 17.20 of the El Monte Municipal Code.


4738 Riverview Avenue/ APN: 8575-003-015 (A full legal description of the property is on file in the office of the El Monte Economic Development Department).


Brian Chen 32 W. Magna Vista Avenue Arcadia, CA 91007


Same as Applicant


Grace Investment Co. P.O.Box 1545 Temple City, CA 91780

Sprint Melissa Corro rd 149 Natoma Street, 3 floor San Francisco, CA 94105


Same as Applicant


Tsuy Oshi Tanoka 4547 Shirley Avenue El Monte, CA 91731


Categorical Exemption (Class 1 – Existing Facilities)


Categorical Exemption (Class 1 – Existing Facilities)


Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


El Monte City Hall; City Hall West – Conference Room A 11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California


El Monte City Hall; City Hall West – Conference Room A 11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California

Diaz, Nichole Martinez, Claudia

For more information, contact Diane Cotto, Housing Consultant at (626) 580-2078 or


Ramirez, Carlos Watkins, Bryon L.


4547 Shirley Avenue / APN: 8577-002-041 (A full legal description of the property is on file in the office of the El Monte Economic Development Department).


It is the intent of the City of El Monte to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you should need special assistance, please contact Diane Cotto, Housing Consultant at (626) 580-2078, 711 Relay at (626) 580-2078, or via e-mail at TDD/Voice (626) 580-2078.



Applications and instructions for completing the application are available on the City website at Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the City of El Monte Economic Development Department – Housing Division at 11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte CA 91731. Applications received after the February 10, 2014 deadline will not be accepted.



Shakir, Mohammed

For funding consideration, all proposed programs and/or projects must meet the CDBG, HOME or ESG eligibility requirements. Organizations that provide activities that primarily benefit low and moderate-income El Monte residents and that meet the City’s 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan priority needs are encouraged to apply.

Raul Godinez II, City Manager

electronics, tools, auto parts and miscel-

Anaya, Maria

The City is seeking applications for the 2014-2015 program year for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME and Emergency Shelter Grant) funds. These programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are administered by the City through its entitlement status.

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed application or the environmental documentation may do so orally or in writing at the public hearing or in writing prior to the meeting date. If you challenge the decision of the City Planning Commission, in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. For further information regarding this application please contact the Planning Division at (626) 258-8626. Monday through Thursday, except legal holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed application or the environmental documentation may do so orally or in writing at the public hearing or in writing prior to the meeting date. If you challenge the decision of the City Planning Commission, in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. For further information regarding this application please contact the Planning Division at (626) 258-8626. Monday through Thursday, except legal holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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November 21, 2013

To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is: TAQUERIA PERIBAN, INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alchoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2129 CHICO AVE SUITE 103 SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733-1606 Type of License applied for:

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Public Hearing on Bus Service February 10 The Metro San Gabriel Valley Service Council will discuss proposed June, 2014 bus service changes on Monday, February 10 at 6pm. The meeting takes place in the Metro Division 9 Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 3449 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte. For details, visit

Improved Silver Line Service The Metro Silver Line is now faster and more frequent. Rush-hour weekday service runs every 4-6 minutes, Sunday service runs every 20 minutes and route changes in Downtown LA make for faster travel times. See the new timetable at

I-10 Carpool Lanes Open in Baldwin Park The first phase of what will be a continuous carpool lane on the I-10 Freeway between Downtown LA and San Bernardino County has opened between the I-605 to Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park. Metro is providing $516 million in funding for all three phases.

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January 08, 2014

ate all her efforts.” LeGaspe has nothing but pride for the program and the student scholars and loves hearing all the great success stories and seeing lives transformed by PSP. “It has been incredible to see our former Kranz students attend outstanding universities and reach their dreams. I’m so grateful to Dr. Langer and the Partnership Scholars Program for truly changing the lives of our students,” said LeGaspe. “With the addition of tonight’s inductees we have a total of 94 students from Kranz who have benefitted from the amazing opportunities PSP offers,” she added. Eduardo Nevarez, a new inductee to the program is looking forward to great times as a scholar. “I’m looking forward to fun activities with my mentor,” said Nevarez. “I’m excited at what opportunities will come up and one thing I’d like to do is go to the snow. I’ve never seen it or felt it and I hope one of our field trips can be to the snow.” Fellow inductee, Kimberly Moran, is hopeful one of her trips can be to Washington D.C. “I’m really excited about traveling and visiting colleges,” said Moran whose ultimate goal is to attend UCLA and study Criminal Science. Current PSP scholars were on hand to share their experiences in the program and featured their excursions in videos they created. The inductees and their families were happy to see the variety of adventures the students participated in with their mentors including trips to restaurants to experience new foods, trips to museums and amusement parks, college visits, Dodger games, the theater and the beach. Former Kranz student, and 2011 El Monte High School graduate, Amy Chieng is in her second year at U.C. Berkeley where she is studying Psychology. For Chieng being a PSP scholar allowed her to encounter many first experiences, especially traveling to new places and she is forever grateful to the program for the support and confidence it gave her to apply to college. Summing up the evening and the extreme benefits of the PSP program, LeGaspe said, “PSP is not just about the financial assistance to pursue your dreams, but being a Scholar is a life changing experience that will bring you great joy and tremendous opportunities. I encourage all of our scholars to not only dream, but to dream big.” said LeGaspe.

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Fall into Winter Break CROSSWORD Crossword Puzzle solution in issue 1.15.14

Sudoku What's in the Stars??

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Aries You’ve got powerful energy motivating you, and if you show others what can be done. Be mindful of authority figures midweek.

Taurus Your mind is on larger issues as the week begins, and you may not get much done in a practical sense. It doesn’t take long for your perspective to shift and your good energy to start flowing in a serious way.

Gemini You’re sure you’re right as the week begins, but you need to avoid the impulse to rant. Get ready for a big shift in perspective!


"IN THE KITCHEN" ACROSS 1. On a day like this, one can see forever 6. Barley bristle 9. “____ up!” 13. Former French currency 14. *Poor man’s caviar 15. Walk through slush 16. “He’s _ ____ nowhere man” (The Beatles) 17. Mike’s sugary partner 18. These lips sink ships 19. *Cook briefly 21. *Cook in oil 23. ___ Gabriel 24. Greek muse’s strings 25. Before now 28. Le Corbusier’s art 30. State further 35. *Coffee servers 37. Clever tactic 39. Bristles 40. San Quentin, e.g. 41. Shocking gun 43. Inmate’s blade 44. Full-length 46. Of higher order 47. Famous Amos 48. Three-dimensional sound 50. Tree branch 52. *Salt in cocina 53. “In the ____, you can sail the seven seas” 55. OB-GYN test 57. *Firm pasta, not hard 61. Not sidesaddle 65. Shade of purple 66. Bubble maker 68. Bushed 69. More eccentric 70. *_ __ mode 71. _____ Zola 72. Astute 73. ___ degree 74. Pine product

DOWN 1. Form of approval 2. Italian money 3. ____ and anon 4. Omani and Yemeni 5. To add another magazine 6. Brown part of apple seed, e.g. 7. *Chinese convex pan 8. Down and out 9. Pig food 10. *Pig part, often served pickled 11. America’s WWII ally 12. He plus she 15. Lodging ad: “______ four” 20. Incompetent 22. Pitcher’s stat 24. More or less 25. *For dipping 26. Hollywood’s legendary Cary 27. *Chilled 29. *Can be hard-shelled or soft-shelled 31. Boll weevil, e.g. 32. Distinctive spirit of a culture 33. Nigerian money 34. *Coat with hot seasoning 36. Result of too many drinks 38. Sasquatch’s Asian cousin 42. Stadium walkways 45. Ten dollar bill, slang 49. *Bran source 51. *It’s coated on fish of chicken before frying 54. *Strictly vegetarian 56. *Like standing rib roast 57. Crazily 58. *Serve soup, e.g. 59. City slicker on a ranch 60. Balanced 61. Asian nurse 62. Fleur-de-lis 63. *Cured meat and cold cuts 64. Genesis garden 67. Final, abbr.

You need to deal with some aspect of your job that involves dealing with others as the week begins. Work actually becomes more difficult for a while, but it’s only the inevitable resistance to change.

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Leo Start the week in a burst of activity -- even if you expect peace and quiet. Your amazing energy is pushing you to explore new options and start up new projects left and right.

Virgo It may be a really big week for you! If you take a little risk on Monday or Tuesday, you should see it pay off in one way or another. Romance is a definite possibility midweek.

Libra Your mind is on fire with great ideas on Monday and Tuesday, so you should expect to turn a few heads when you start speaking.

Scorpio If you think something is too good to be true you are probably right! Use your natural skepticism to resist the impulse to go with the flow, though it may be too much for you.

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Sagittarius You’re feeling the confidence that comes with knowing you are in sync with the universe go forth and do great things! Your belief in yourself may cause others to look at you in a new way.

Capricorn Don’t be shy about speaking up as the week begins -- your idealistic side is in full effect. It may be a good time for you to realign your real life with your inner priorities.

Aquarius New people enter your circle It’s a good time for you to play tour guide! No matter what happens on Wednesday and Thursday, you are better off accepting it right away.

Pisces You may say far more than you intend to reveal on Monday and Tuesday, so it’s best to either get your secrets out in the open or clam up entirely.

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MVN Issue January 08, 2014 Vol. 52 No.02 MID VALLEY NEWS- news, sports, entertainment