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Vol. 52, No.03

Serving the San Gabriel Valley Since 1966

January 22, 2014

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2014 Temple City Camellia Festival Play Day Winners by Nanette Fish Temple City

The annual search for the Royal Court for the 70th Annual Temple City Camellia Festival took place on Saturday, January 11, 2014, when first grade boys and girls participated in the Royalty Play Day Contest at the Live Oak Park Community Center under the direction of the Temple City Parks & Recreation and Camellia Festival Committee. Participants were judged

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on the following criteria: attention span, how they interacted with other first grade children, following directions, general appearance, poise and personality. The Judges were not Temple City residents nor do they have any connection with the City of Temple City. The children were known to the Judges only by the number they wore. The Play Day Royalty Contest is designed to be a fun experience for the children during which they play games, sing songs, make a craft, and have the experience of talking into a microphone. The Temple City Camellia Festival Committee is pleased to announce the following Royal Court members for the 70thth Camellia Festival: Princess Emily Shivley, Longden Princess Isabella Realzola, Longden Princess Ella Clinton, First Lutheran Prince Austin Bateman, La Rosa,

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Prince Jaden Joe, Emperor, Prince Grant Morrison, Brown, Emperor and our Banner Carriers will be: Megha Shyama Arun, Londgen, Nichole Shih, Longden, Judah Douglas, Longden, Jeremy Jeehyo Kim, Emperor The King and Queen will be announced at the Royalty Coronation and Reception which will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Live Oak Park located at 10144 Bogue Street. The public is invited to attend this event as well as past Royalty. The duties of the Royal Court and Banner Carriers includes visits to Temple

City service clubs, event February 1st - Deadline for appearances, and of course, parade program advertisereigning over the 70th Caments mellia Festival which will January 31st -7:00 pm take place February 21, 22 Live Oak Park, Royalty & 23, 2014. Coronation Announcement The following are imporof this year’s King and tant upcoming dates for the Queen open to the public 70th Camellia Festival: February 21nd to FebruFebruary 1st - Pre-Sale ary 23rd - Camellia Festival tickets for carnival Camellia Royal Court Bio’s on page 6 start at Live Oak Park Camellia Festival continued on page 11

Rio Hondo College Wildland Fire Academy Crew Deploy to the Colby Fire by Ruthie Retana San Gabriel Valley

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On January 18, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., the members of the Rio Hondo College Wildland Fire Academy Crew, formally known as the “Roadrunners” deployed to the Colby Fire in the foothills above Glendora, CA. This TYPE II hand crew is part of the response element from the US Forest Service, Angeles National Forest. The firefighters responding are from Rio Hondo College’s Wildland Fire Academy crew that graduated in May 2013. Some of the crew members have already seen action last year as they responded to the Carpenter 1 Fire outside of Las Vegas, NV, and others were deployed to the RIM Fire in Yosemite, also in 2013. “It is with great honor and

service that our trained Wildland Fire Academy graduates of Rio Hondo College deployed this morning to help serve our communities in immediate need,” said Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss. “Our College is proud of their skills, courage

and bravery.” These firefighters directly deployed to the Colby Fire this morning, could also be dispatched to any other fires

that may break during this time of intense heat and fuel content dryness. The crew is positioned to be deployed for up to 14 days.

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Around Town by Mavis Hansen Many of us were able to enjoy the recent holiday doing things we normally do in Summer…how fortunate we are when others are having extremely cold weather. We will not look forward to another holiday until President’s Day on February 17, 2014. Chinese New Year’s is on Friday, January 31, 2014, and will be celebrated in Chinatown with the 115th Golden Dragon Parade on Saturday, February 1, 2014. This Chinese year 4712 is the year of the horse. Those born under this sign are said to be cheerful, perceptive, witty, talented, good with their hands and skillful with money. Some famous people born under the sign of the horse are: Rembrandt, Chopin, President Theodore Roosevelt, Sandra Day O’Connor, Aretha Franklin and Harrison Ford. The California Federation of Business and Professional Women SIERRA MAR DISTRICT and VALLEY SUNSET DISTRICT held a joint conference on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Brookside Country Club. Mar District President Maryann Wesson called the meeting to order. Valley Sunset District President Denise Luckhurst gave a welcome and conducted introductions. Program Leader, Rosemary Enzer, announced the morning program “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Some Things We Need to Know about Social Media” and introduced the speakers: Denise Luckhurst, Anne Marie Johnson, Janell Mithani and Celia Bullard. The afternoon program speakers, Kim Plater and Alice Slaughter, Co-directors of DVAC, Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition, spoke on the problem of “Sexual Abuse of Women in the Military” and the need to address this problem, before showing the award winning documentary “The Invisible War.” There were many questions following the film and closing remarks were made by California State Public Policy Chairman Sally McMahon. An invitation to attend a DVAC meeting was extended by Co-directors Kim and Alice. DVAC meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, 12:00 Noon at the Covina Women’s Club. For further information contact Kim Plater by Email: Following the joint meet-

ing, The Sierra Mar District of Business and Professional Women held a short business meeting at which nominations for new officers were then presented: President – Mary Jo Kolakoski, President Elect – Mavis Hansen, Secretary – Maryann Wesson and Treasurer – Denise Rubin. Current Officers for Sierra Mar District are: President, Maryann Wesson; President Elect, Mary Jo Kolakoski; Secretary, Mary Morales and Treasurer, Denise Rubin. If interested in joining or for further information, Email: Enjoy an evening of dinner, big band music and swing dancing with Live Music by BIG BAND THEORY on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Langley Senior Center, 400 W. Emerson Avenue, Monterey Park. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm and music and dancing begin at 7:00 pm. Casual Attire. Tickets are $40.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door. Proceeds help homeless families in the community. This event is sponsored by Family Promise and for tickets or further information: 626569-0991. If you love Fashion Shows, the Covina Woman’s Club is presenting “A Winter Wonderland Fashion Show” on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Covina Woman’s Clubhouse. Fashions will be provided by “MAGNOLIA” and Music provided by JAY MUNNS. Ticket price of $35.00 includes a Banquet Luncheon. For further information contact Chairman Linda Koontz at 909-593-3906, Co-chairman Ina Ruan at 626-358-6809 or Reservations Chairman Katy Phillips at 626-331-8675. El Monte’s Family Adventure Shuttle to the California Science Center will depart from the El Monte Trolley Station at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2014 and return at 4:00 PM. The cost of $6.00 per person is for the shuttle ride only and admission to the California Science Center is free. Children must be at least 2 years of age and if under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Deadline for tickets is January 22, 2014. For further information phone the Public Works Department, Transportation Services Center at 626-580-2217. . See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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Remembering Stuart ( Stu) Martell Dunn by Emily Bursarsky El Monte

Stuart (Stu) Martell Dunn, beloved husband, father, and grandfather (Baba), passed away December 19, 2013, in the arms of his wife and daughters after fighting a courageous battle against Interstitial Lung Disease. Stu was a life-long resident of the San Gabriel Valley. Born in Pasadena, he attended school in San Marino and graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 1966. Stu began teaching in the El Monte City School District (EMCSD) in 1967 and married Georgia Poynor in 1968. He was drafted into the military in 1968 where he served four years in the Air Force managing training for the Supply Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. He was also in charge of creating and implementing an education program for servicemen/women who needed to increase their skill levels within the military. Upon completion of his military service, Stu and Georgia returned to Arcadia, California where they made their home for the next 45 years. Stu resumed his teaching career in EMCSD while completing his graduate degree in education. He went on to become an assistant principal at Rio Hondo School, and finally a

principal at Cherrylee, Wilkerson, Gidley, and Cleminson schools. Stu retired in 2005 and enjoyed several good years of relaxation at the beach, fishing, traveling, volunteering, laughing, and lots of time with family and friends. He adored his grandchildren and spent as much time with them as possible. Stu was an avid supporter of Huntington Memorial Hospital, Our Savior Kids Campus, and the community at large. He was considered to be a warm, loyal and trustworthy individual by all his friends, colleagues, and family. He was a good listener; someone who was sought after for advice and would not hesitate to lend a helping hand. Even in his final days people came to thank him for the kindness he had shown them at a particularly trying time in their

lives. Stu was a bright light in the lives of all he touched. He is survived by his wife Georgia, daughters Amy Hageman (John) and Emily Busarsky (James), his sister Debbie Holden, father-inlaw George Poynor, grandchildren Maiya Gabrielle and Joseph Stuart, and many cousins. Family, friends, colleagues and former students are invited to participate in a Celebration of Life for Stu at the El Monte Community Center, Grace Black Auditorium on Saturday, January 25th at 3:00p.m. Hawaiian shirts and Old Guys Rule attire is welcome!

Monte Vista 7th Grader Earns Shot at Elks Club State Essay Title by Michele Earle El Monte

An essay written by Lytzy Rivera, a seventh grader at Monte Vista School in the Mountain View School District has been selected as a state level contender in the 2013-2014 Elks Lodge Drug Awareness Essay Contest. Lytzy, a student in Belinda Hyde’s class, submitted her essay to the Duarte Elks Lodge #1427 and it captured the attention of the judging panel. The essay was then submitted to the Elks District Level for judging against entries from other Elks Lodges throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The District Level judges found Lytzy’s well written essay inspiring as well and selected it to move on to the Elks State Level competition. “I like to write a lot. It’s my favorite subject,” said Lytzy. “I like how you can express your feelings through writing and when

I write I like to be really powerful with my words.” Lytzy was very happy to hear her essay was selected to move on to the State Level. “I’m very proud of myself and it’s a real privilege to have my work selected to move on. I didn’t think I was going to win anything so it’s a nice surprise.” The essay contest was held in October in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week and writers were asked to submit a Lytzy Rivera, a 7th grader from Monte Vista School is an excellent writer and 200 word, neatly hand her Elks Lodge Essay Contest entry written or printed essay was selected to move on to the State on the theme “Down Level competition. with drugs, up with awareness.” Essays were Lytzy,” said Roberto Lopez, judged on closeness to the Monte Vista principal. “She theme, neatness, originalis a wonderful student with ity, and correct grammatical excellent writing skills and structure. she represents our student “We are so proud of body greatly.”

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Blast Off! Citrus College Rocket Owls Again Selected for NASA Student Launch Competition by Paula Green Glendora

A team of Citrus College students known as the Rocket Owls were recently chosen to participate in the 2013-14 NASA Student Launch Projects, a highly selective rocketry competition that has included some of the most elite universities from around the nation. It is the second year in a row that the eight-member team of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students has achieved this remarkable feat. The U.S. space agency recently announced that the Citrus College team will compete against 28 other academic heavyweights, including Cornell and Vanderbilt universities, in mid-May 2014 in Salt Lake City. Citrus College is one of only two California colleges or universities to be selected to participate in the program, sharing the honor with California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Plus, just as impressive, Citrus College is one of only three community colleges nationwide to be chosen. “Citrus College has established itself as a STEM-rich institution where students are exploring and engaging in hands-on projects to enhance classroom learning,” said Superintendent/

WEBB'S RULES WEGENER’S GRANULOMATOSIS by Eugene R. Webb Wegener’s Granulomatosis (WG) is a disease; Auto-immune vasculitis makes you ill at ease. So uncommon, most people don’t know about it; It can strike a person who is physically fit. It’s a chronic disease that use to take a life; It was June 2001 when they diagnosed my wife. She was 11 days in the hospital in Baldwin Park; A lot of those days we were still in the dark.

President Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D. “The inclusion of the Rocket Owls to compete against such world-renowned colleges and universities for the second straight year is truly an impressive accomplishment!” The Rocket Owls are part of a trio of accomplished students known as the Citrus RISE (Research in Science and Engineering) team. The RISE team also includes the Space Owls and CAPE Owls, who are involved in their own unique interdisciplinary STEM projects. Rocket Owl team members are enrolled in upperlevel science and math courses at the college and are on track to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in 2014. They are Jaclyn O’Hara of Pomona;

Temple City City Council Parts Ways with City Manager

John Flores of La Verne; Maryanne Weber of Glendora; Joshua Huffaker of Glendora; Dean Coco of Baldwin Park; Mirza Shemontee of Arcadia; Christopher Faraj of Glendora; and Fadi Bakour of Azusa. “I’m so proud of these students and their perpetual commitment to creating, developing and sustaining a quality rocketry program at Citrus College,” said physics instructor Lucia Riderer, the team’s faculty advisor. “After successfully competing in last year’s program, this new generation of Rocket Owls is demonstrating to the nation the STEM academic culture we are dedicated to nurturing at Citrus.” The student launch program requires the universityBlast Off continues on page10

The Capital Improvement which is an annual program

by Tracey Hause Temple City

At a noticed Special Meeting held last night, the Temple City City Council voted unanimously to terminate the employment agreement of City Manager Jose Pulido effective February 12, 2014. In accordance with Mr. Pulido’s contract, he will be on paid administrative leave for 30 days and then receive a severance payment equal to six months of his base salary ($17,244.93/mo.). Mayor Cynthia Sternquist stated, “The Council and Mr. Pulido enjoyed a productive working relationship and moved the City forward in a positive fashion. However, the Council’s evaluation was that they needed stronger leadership to lead Temple City into the future. We are saddened to take this action, but believe a separation is in the best interest of the City. We wish Jose well.” Mayor Pro Tem Carl Blum

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encouraged members of the community to not be disheartened saying, “This is a strong community and one that will continue to move forward. The Council will commence an active search for a new permanent City Manager after refocusing on the City’s priorities and assessing the type of leader best suited to guide the City into a new decade of opportunities.” The Council appointed Administrative Services Director Tracey Hause as Acting City Manager until the Council is able to select an Interim City Manager. Councilmembers Yu, Chavez and Vizcarra were supportive of the actions taken and see them as a positive move for the City. City Hall will remain open during its regular business hours and City business will continue unabated.

will reconstruct and maintain streets and alleys as identified through field investigations and the City’s Pavement Management Program. The Local Street Rehabilitation and Local Street Maintenance Projects (CIP 1-08-34 and 1-08-35, respectively) have been merged into the “Great Streets Program.” Funding from several lower priority projects

Not contagious nor hereditary, cause unknown; This disease makes you feel like you are alone. WG is really scary as we watched it unfold; My wife is doing well, as she does as she is told. She takes antibiotics and steroids in a pill; We are thankful to God for she doesn’t feel ill. And grateful to wonderful doctors who care; About WG, they take their time to share. This is one disease that’s hard to recognize; And it came to us as a real big surprise. So we know my wife is fortunate to be alive; With Kaiser’s Doctors and God she’ll survive.

San Gabriel Addresses Local Street Maintenance by City of San Gabriel San Gabriel

have been reallocated to this program in order to fill

a large funding gap in fiscal year 2011-12 to ensure that resources are available to complete much needed street maintenance and rehabilitation work. Funding will need to be identified in future years to continue the progress toward street preservation at the funding levels recommended in the 2010 Pavement Management Report. Staff will continue to seek federal and regional funding opportunities; however such funding is scarce and often not eligible for use in pavement rehabilitation projects.

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Rosemead San Gabriel Temple City Rosemead San Gabriel Temple City

Time Jockey SAVANNAH SIGN by Joe Castillo Designated Landmark…. Savannah Memorial Park and Cemetery unveiled its California State Historical bronze plaque at its annual meeting of shareholders January 11th. The plaque was acquired after the State of California Parks and Recreation division recognized Savannah as California State Landmark #1046. The plaque dimensions are 18 X 24 and follow the curved design with Grizzly Bear emblem which has been placed on a number of other California historical sites. The wording on the plaque reads as follow: ‘Savannah Memorial Park, Established in 1851, on the spot where Harry Dalton’s land grant showed the “The American Graveyard,” Savannah was the first public burial site used by settlers who came to the San Gabriel Valley by wagon train. Many of these pioneers were instrumental in developing the educational, social and legal foundations of Southern California. Their family names are commemorated in the names of streets, buildings and parks throughout the area. These pioneers formed the foundation of the American presence in the El Monte, Rosemead and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley. California State Historical Landmark No. 1046. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the El Monte Cemetery Association March 6, 2012.’ The plaque will be installed on a new wall which will provide a new face for the historic cemetery. No date has yet to be established for the wall and dedication but stay tuned to this column in future editions to keep up to date on Savannah’s dedication plans….. New Year’s Celebration… The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has celebrated the New Year in a lot of different ways in its 125 year plus history. A football game, parade, horse races and chariot races were all used in a competitive way to bring in the New Year. In 1900, a horse by the name of ‘M.F.’ won the silver loving cup for horse racing. The owners of M.F. were a set of brothers, Archie, Tom and Mac Wiggins. Because Tom was the jockey on M.F. his name is on the cup. But the Wiggins Brothers didn’t limit themselves to horse racing, they also were involved in chariot racing. Going back to 1890 in the first Tournament of

Roses, chariot racing was held as part of the celebration. As a matter of fact, a team of chariot horses owned by Lucky Baldwin won the inaugural race. Fourteen years later, Arch Wiggins drove home a team of 4 horses attached abreast to win the chariot race event for the tournament. It was a world record and it is believed that it is a record which will never be broken. If you want to see the 1900 Tournament of Roses Horse Racing trophy won by the Wiggins brothers, check it out at the El Monte Historical Museum….

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BOSCO TECH Host Math Competition for Middle School Students by Karen Krynen Rosemead

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host a mathematics competition for seventh and eighth grade students from both public and private schools on Saturday, February 1. The 42nd annual event will offer prizes for highest individual and school team scores. During the competition, a workshop will be provided for middle school teachers, examining problems used on the test, to facilitate classroom discussion of the concepts. The workshop will be led by instructional expert and textbook author Michael Hattar, a longtime Bosco Tech math teacher and professor at Rio Hondo Community College and Mount San Antonio College. “The competition is a

fun opportunity for middleschool students to test their computational and critical thinking skills,” said James Shafiyoon, Bosco Tech math teacher and competition coordinator. “As a STEM-based high school, Bosco Tech offers advanced instruction in mathematics, science and engineering. The competition will promote and encourage the development of math skills among younger students.” Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the one-hour test starts at 9 a.m. Free fun activities will be offered, and food will be available for purchase. An award ceremony will be held immediately following the competition. The cost is $3 per student. Participants can pre-register

by emailing Mr. Shafiyoon at jshafiyoon@boscotech. edu before January 24. Sample tests with solutions are available on the school’s website, www.boscotech. edu/mathcontest. Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school, sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco, that combines a rigorous college-preparatory and technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields.

Longden Robotics Team Excels in Final Competition by Lynne Burkardt Temple City

The Longden Robotics Team, also known as Team TACO (Technically Awesome Creative Organization) won the 1st Place Teamwork Award at the Los Angeles Region First LEGO League (FLL) Championship Tournament on Team Members are (left to right) Laken Baker, Dominique Bhatti (junior member), Saturday, De- Maximillian Bhatti, Teacher Advisor Kelly Kilmer, D.J. Reedy (Oak student), cember 14th Matthew Wong, and Neal Chang (not pictured). in Torrance. The unique build a bridge using availfor their help with promotrophy is built of specialized able materials. tion and press releases, to LEGO blocks. 48 teams competed at Kelly Kilmer for the use of Team TACO described the tournament, coming her classroom, and to the how they work as a team from as far as Palmdale, Longden Elementary School and their understanding Santa Barbara, and San Luis staff, faculty, parents, and of FLL Core Values (e.g. Obispo. This was a Statestudents for their enthusiasm learning is more important level competition with the and encouragement. than winning, displaying top team invited to attend Longden’s team is comgracious professionalism, the North American Cup at prised of students in grades how they grew as a team LEGOLand and the World 4 through 7. For more during the season, etc.). As Festival in Spain. information, please contact part of teamwork judging, Special thanks to the Kelly Kilmer, team Teacher teams were given a surprise Temple City Schools FounAdvisor at 626-548-5068. activity and given only dation for their generous minutes to solve it: a handsgrant support, to the Temple on engineering problem to City Unified School District

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Camellia Festival’s Royalty Court and Banner Carriers

photos by Jerry Jambazian

Princess Ella Rose Clinton Ella Rose is six years old and attends First Lutheran School where she is a cheerleader. She has a younger sister, Ivy Belle who is three years old. Ella has a dog named Luna and two turtles names Touche and Buttercup. Ella’s favorite activities are cheerleading, gymnastics and school and she wants to be a dolphin trainer someday because she loves dolphins. One day she would like to learn to ride horses. Her favorite foods are pizza, cheeseburgers and salad with honey mustard dressing.

Princess Isabella Realzola Isabella is seven years old and attends Longden School. She has a sister named Victoria who is ten years old. The family has a cat named Barbara. Isabella loves to draw and to swim and her passion is playing the violin which she plays in the Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra and the Pascale Method Quartet which is part of the South Pasadena Strings Program. When she grows up Isabella wants to be a violinist. Her favorite foods are pasta, fruits and salmon sashimi.

Princess Emily Shivley

Prince Austin Bateman

Emily is seven years old and attends Longden School. She has a twin sister named Kate who is her very best friend. The family has two cats named Pickle and Ursula.Emily’s favorite things to do are reading and playing outside and she likes to eat ribs and hamburgers. She is a member of the Daisy Girl Scouts and wants to be “all kinds of things” when she grows up including possibly vet, an artist, a nurse, or maybe a pet trainer.

Austin is six years old and attends La Rosa School. He has an older sister named Jasynda who is 12 years old. The family has a pet rabbit named Luke Skywalker. Austin’s favorite foods are spaghetti and chicken tacos. He plays baseball in the Temple City National Little League, and likes swimming, playing, art, Tae Kwon Do, super heroes and riding dirt bikes. When he grows up he would like to be a firefighter, a chef, a scientist, a policeman and a rock star!

Prince Grant Morrison Brown

Prince Jaden Joe

Grant is six years old and is a student at Emperor School. He has a dog named Zeppelin and a Gecko named Bowser. Grant’s favorite activities are drawing, coloring and video games. He likes to eat chicken nuggets, pancakes, fried tofu and hard boiled eggs. When he grown up he would like to be a police officer or a sheriff.

Jaden is six years old and is a student at Emperor School. He has a younger sister named Leila who is three years old and he loves being a big brother. The family has a turtle named Zoe. Jaden loves to read new books, build things out of Legos, and playing the piano. He also enjoys being a Cub Scout and performing as a member of the BVCC Apprentice Choir. When he grows up he wants to be a teacher. His favorite foods are mac and cheese, homemade pizza and pad thai.

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Judah Azariah Douglas

Jeremy Jeehyo Kim

Judah is six years old and he is a student at Longden School. He has two older sisters. Ashlee is 19 years old and Sereniti is 16. His two older brothers are Jacob who is nine and Isaiah who is eight. The family pet is a fish named Lava Splash. Judah plays AYSO soccer and basketball at Longden. He loves singing, riding his scooter, playing video games and especially spending time with his brothers and the rest of his family. His favorite foods are pancakes, pasta, rice noodles with shrimp, and strawberries. When Judah grows up he wants to be a super hero, a firefighter, a doctor, a cop, a singer and a good friend.

Jeremy is six years old and is a student at Emperor School. His older brother, Jayden, is seven years old. The family pets are a bearded dragon and a fish. Jeremy likes to play board games like monopoly, and to play with his yo-yo. He plays baseball, soccer and basketball. He likes to attend Sunday school. Jeremy’s favorite foods are Korean foods, pizza and fruits like pears, apples and blueberries. When he grows up, Jeremy wants to be a policeman, a soccer player or a magician.

Megha Shyana Arun

Nichole Shih

Megha is six years old and is a student at Longden School. Her favorite foods are Indian Bread with peanut chutney, baked zitti, and vanilla ice cream. She likes to watch USC Trojan and Laker games with her daddy. Megha loves drawing, playing the violin and singing. She would love to have a dog someday and her future plans include being the first girl president of the United States, a pop star, and a ballet dancer.

Nichole is seven years old and is a student at Longden School. She has an older sister, Stephanie, who is 14. Her favorite foods are macaroni and cheese, Seafood Alfredo and mint chip ice cream. Her many interests include Chess Masters, CSSM Chinese and Yuan’s Art Class. She also enjoys reading, jump rope, swimming, singing and dancing. When she grows up Nichole would like to be a teacher, a movie star, an author or a librarian.

January 22, 2014

FANVIEW By Joe Torosian Question The San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick is talented, gutsy, but he has a small problem. He still needs to learn how to play quarterback. Needs to learn how to play from the pocket. Funny, with all that the running quarterbacks are doing these days it still comes down standing in the pocket and throwing the ball down field. If You Ever Saw... ...The Washington Redskins play in the 1980s and you saw how the fans were at RFK then you can understand what its like to see the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday. Talk about a college atmosphere. Awesome. Quote of the Weekend “I wanted soft, because once I lit the fuse I became an inferno.”---NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp on the music he listened to before a big game. Quote of the Weekend II “I’m the best corner in the game!”---Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

Happy Birthday this week to: 1/22: Former Rosemead girls basketball coach Jay Gauthier Sr. 1/23: Former Temple City Rams pitcher Kyle MacDonald turns 25. 1/25: Former Arroyo linebacker Gabriel Zendejas turns 25. 1/25: Former Arroyo lineman Alex Corral turns 26. Contact Joe at Follow Joe at @joet13b on Twitter Listen to “The Joe Show” every Wednesday (6:P.M.) at

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APU Rallies by Dominican, 71-64 by Tim Peterson Glendora

The Azusa Pacific Cougars improved to 8-5 (4-3 in league) with a 71-64 victory over visiting Dominican College Penguins on Tuesday night at the Felix Event Center. Dominican fell to 11-6 (5-4 in league). The Cougars trailed 36-35 at halftime, but opened the second half with a 16-6 run and never let it go. They were led in scoring by talented guard Troy Leaf with 17. Kevin Stafford added 11 points and Tyler Monroe 10 to round out the scoring for the victors. LyDell Cardwell scored just nine points for APU but that was by going 3 for 4 from three point land. The Cougars hit nine overall from beyond the arc. The Cougars shot 43 percent from the field overall and 42 percent the three point line.

The Cougars LyDell Cardwell, playing defense here, was three of four on three-point shooting. Photo by Duane Barker

Williams Goes to Northview by Joe Torosian Covina

Prep Football Is everyone aware that Pasadena Marshall moves in the Mission Valley League next fall? Not only will Marshall be the third school in the MVL nicknamed “Eagles”, it will be potentially the dominate force in a short time. Stay tuned. Did You Know...? Did you know that it takes 3,000 cows to create enough footballs for the NFL to use in a single season? Boys Basketball Note The Gabrielino Eagles are 2-0 in league and 14-3 overall. Eagles head coach John Carney is not blessed with one scorer, but three in Bryan Phan (18.1), Eli Peters (16.2), and Grant Kirchoff (14.2). A rarity in area basketball and it makes them the favorite to run away with the Mission Valley League. Girls Basketball Note The El Monte Lions are 8-6 and 2-0 in Mission Valley League play. Tiyana Watkins leads the team averaging 12 points and nine rebounds per game for Cristine Butler’s squad. “I thought El Monte looked good before the season, coaching makes a huge difference,” said former Rosemead Panthers head coach Jay Gauthier Sr.

The Cougars LyDell Cardwell, playing defense here, was three of four on three-point shooting. Photo by Duane Barker

It didn’t take long for former Baldwin Park HC Chris Williams to find a job. Williams, who stepped down at BP a few weeks ago, is the new offensive coordinator for the Northview Vikings. His task will be improving an offense that finished eleventh in scoring in 2013.

Not bad, but it placed the Vikings only fourth in scoring in the Valle Vista League behind San Dimas, Pomona, and Williams’ own Braves team. “We’re excited to bring in a guy that has an offensive system that has the ability to put up big points,”

said Northview HC Marcel Perez. “He knows what he’s doing. Anytime you have the ability to bring in a guy like Williams who turned around an 0-10 Baldwin Park team you are happy to get him on staff.”

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The Peterson Principle By Tim Peterson

Village Christian could have done a lot worse than to bring in Mark Bates as coach. He was a key assistant under Bill Redell at Oaks Christian and knows what is needed to win a championship. Bates has seen first hand and been a part of what is necessary to win at the high school level. Jay Schroeder played in the NFL so when he was hired as the head coach of the Crusaders three years ago, some people might have expected immediate success. But NFL playing experience doesn’t always mean success at the high school level. Schroeder was 15-17 in three seasons. Bates knows how to do work with kids and has a ton of experience at the high school level. Great hire. Another example that football is king: The game story on La Canada basketball coach Tom Hofman winning his 600th game which was posted late Friday night took 43 hits last Saturday on our website. Jason Martin stepping down at Duarte, which was posted Saturday afternoon, took nearly 200 by Saturday evening. Hey I agree. Hofman’s achievement is incredible. But around these parts, football, even a mid January resignation, always supercedes. Northview, which finished 8-3 overall but fell in the first round of the CIF playoffs to Montebello 24-17, may have felt that they just couldn’t keep up offensively when it came to getting to that next step. The Vikings addressed that this week when they brought in former Baldwin Park HC Chris Williams as offensive coordinator. I’ve received a lot of comments and questions this past week about the coaching situations at Almont League schools Alhambra and San Gabriel. At Alhambra it’s been confirmed. Head coach Eric Bergstrom is still the head coach and will be the HC in 2014. San Gabriel is still looking for a head coach and the search continues. I don’t know who it will be at this point but I do know who it won’t be. Keith Jones. Interviews will begin shortly at Cal and La Canada. The list of candidates is extensive at Cal. No news yet at Monrovia which is looking to replace three time CIF Champion Ryan Maddox. But keep this in mind. The Wildcats aren’t necessarily married to a successor that is already on staff. The AFC Championship

is much more important to Peyton Manning than it is to Tom Brady when it comes to legacy. Brady already has his three Super Bowl rings compared to one for Manning. Brady’s greatness is secure win or lose. But should Manning lose and never get another shot he will go down as a quarterback that couldn’t produce in crunch time. I don’t like it but it’s the way it is. Pete Carroll vs. Jim Harbaugh should be a good one. The end of game handshake between the two might be more interesting than the game. Pro Football has returned to Los Angeles. The LA Kiss of the Arena Football League has its home opener April 5 at the Honda Center.

January 22, 2014

‘The Mid’ Area Girls Soccer Scoreboard It was a good week for the Gabrielino girls. They won twice and have improved to 7-3 on the season.

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January 15

Gabrielino 2 Rosemead 0

Temple City 5 Blair 0

South El Monte 6 Mt. View 0

San Marino 5 Monrovia 1

Arroyo 2 El Monte 1

Arcadia 4 Glendale 0

Alhambra 2 Schurr 1 Bell Gardens 2 San Gabriel 0

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South El Monte 3 Rosemead 2 El Monte 20 Mt. View 0

Baldwin Park 0 Pomona 0 (tie)

Gabrielino 2 Arroyo 1

Sierra Vista 6 Duarte 1 Azusa 7 La Puente 2

‘The Mid’ Area Boys Basketball Top 10 1. Gabrielino Eagles: 14-3

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2. El Monte Lions: 13-6 3. Temple City Rams: 9-6 4. South El Monte Eagles: 8-4 5. Monrovia Wildcats: 9-8 6. La Puente Warriors: 7-8


7. Duarte Falcons: 4-7 8. Bosco Tech Tigers: 6-10 9. Rosemead Panthers: 4-12

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10. San Gabriel Matadors: 4-12

‘The Mid’ All Mid Valley News Football 2013 Player of the Year Nathan Coto--Arroyo OFFENSE

Wide Receivers: Nico Lozano–Arroyo Jose Ochoa–La Puente

Offensive Line: Tackle: Gavin Hrey-La Puente Guard: Yoary Martinez--Mt. View Center: Josh Cano– Monrovia Guard: Mark Rangel–Arroyo Arroyo quarterback Nathan Tackle: Angel VilCoto is our player of the year lanueva–Duarte photo by Joe Torosian Kicker: Stephen Cansino– Rosemead Quarterback: DEFENSE Nathan Coto–Arroyo Running Backs: Defensive Line: Kurt Scoby–MonroDE: Alejandro Vegavia -Monrovia Randy AmezcuaDT: Robert San-Arroyo chez–Arroyo Jose Moreno--Mt. DE: Juan HernanView dez--Arroyo

Linebackers: OLB: Michael Sahagun--Rosemead ILB: Jesus Calvillo– Arroyo ILB: Logan Craig-Monrovia OLB: Chris Montoya--Gabrielino Defensive Backs: CB: Darius McClain--Monrovia CB: Jonathan Chavez--Rosemead S: Sonny Gonzalez-Arroyo S: Kameron Johnson--Monrovia Punter: Enrique Gonzalez– La Puente Return Specialist: Marcos Lopez– South El Monte

January 22, 2014

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Fall into Winter Break CROSSWORD


Crossword Puzzle solution in issue 1.29.14

Solution for Sudoku solution in issue 1.29.14

What's in the Stars?? Aries The weekend is lots of fun for you and your people, as long as you’re all willing to follow your impulses and see what happens next!

Taurus Get ready for a big brouhaha over the weekend; the social energy practically guarantees some power struggles.

Gemini The weekend is much sweeter, and you should have a long talk with someone like-minded.


"THE GRAMMYS" ACROSS 1. Leigh is to Scarlett as _____ is to Rhett 6. ___ de deux 9. “Through” in text message 13. “___ __ fair in love and war” 14. Under the weather 15. Sand bar 16. Disturb 17. “New” prefix 18. Equestrian’s attire 19. *Eminem’s 2013 hit 21. *Rogers’ duet partner 23. Driver’s aid 24. Sub station 25. Acid 28. Often held on sandwich 30. *Girl on Fire 35. Creole vegetable 37. Poverty-stricken 39. Bank ware, pl. 40. Bit attachment 41. Israel’s neighbor 43. Catch-22 44. Weight watcher’s choice, pl. 46. Black cat, e.g. 47. First rate 48. Take to one’s heart 50. Aquarium dweller 52. *”___ at Work,” Best New Artist of ‘83 53. Conceited 55. Lt.’s inferior, in the Navy 57. *Macklemore’s kind of shop 60. *This year’s Grammy host 64. Song of praise 65. Shed tears 67. The _____, Netherlands 68. Take down masts 69. Clod chopper 70. Blatant 71. Gardener’s storage 72. *”Owner of a Lonely Heart” band won one Grammy 73. Offends with odor

DOWN 1. Clothing of distinctive style 2. Medicinal house plant 3. Something that happens so fast 4. Famous Hungarian composer 5. High regard 6. *”Just Give Me a Reason” nominee 7. Barley brew 8. North face, e.g. 9. “___ does it!” 10. Tramp 11. *In ‘85 Prince won two for “Purple ____” 12. Final, abbr. 15. High-pitched 20. Gathers harvest 22. Chicken _ __ king 24. Kind of security guard 25. *”Royals” nominee 26. Knitter’s quantity 27. Often done to fruit 29. It goes up and down 31. Bit 32. Billiards bounce 33. Cuckoo 34. Ski destination 36. A chip, maybe 38. Cambodian money 42. Clarence in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, e.g. 45. Pinching pennies 49. Churchill’s “so few” 51. Boat load 54. Nervous and ansty 56. Dry white Italian wine 57. Hyperbolic tangent 58. At this point 59. Police action 60. Potassium hydroxide solution, pl. 61. Curved molding 62. Lie in wait 63. *Multi-Grammy winner Elton’s, “Bennie and the ____” 64. From a wound 66. Poor man’s caviar

The middle of the week could be a bit more troubling, though, as every project seems to splinter into a million different to-do list items, each of which requires a different approach.

Crossword Solution 01.15.14

Leo Your calm can set a positive example and should get you ready for the weekend, when an influx of great energy is set to push you towards a victory of some kind!

Virgo Your mental state starts to speed up on Tuesday, and you ought to be able to think on your feet amidst even the craziest circumstances at work or with friends.

Libra Try to slow down on Thursday and Friday and appreciate the small details of your life. Things could get frenetic, but you’ve got a good home base.

Scorpio You may need to let go of some people or notions that are holding you back. As long as you think it all through, you should find it pretty easy to get along on your own.

Sagittarius You’ll need to spend some time pondering the big issues in a few days.

Capricorn You might score an unexpected deal just by browsing or window shopping. Make sure you can afford it, even with the discount!

Aquarius Take a deep breath and get on with it! Over the weekend, show that you’re independent from someone who’s been getting cocky.

Pisces Enjoy the buzz! The weekend brings a few too many dramas courtesy of friends and family -- try to let them resolve on their own.

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level students to design, construct and successfully launch a high-power rocket to an altitude determined by the Range Safety Officer and the team. The rocket is required to carry at least two payloads or vehicle components that support the Space Launch System. The teams will then share their research results, which will be used in future design and development of the new launch system and other NASA-related projects. As part of the competition, NASA requires that the students build and maintain a website where all project documentation will be housed; take three exams administered by NASA engineers; and reach out to local school districts and communities to raise awareness of STEM education and career opportunities over an eight-month period. This is the second time Riderer has led a team of Rocket Owls to the NASA competition, in addition to other national student programs. In 2010, Riderer was on hand when a Citrus College student attended NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars program. In 2011, nine students from the college’s GraviTeam participated in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Flight Educational Program in Houston.

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