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The heart of El Monte was once again filled with music, dancing, laughter and joy as the city hosted the 22nd annual Emily Ishigaki Children’s Day Parade and Harvest Festival October 15. Droves of families, friends and community supporters lined the streets of Valley Mall and Tyler Avenue to cheer on more than 70 groups of parade participants representing El Monte’s local schools and organizations. “We are a city that is rich in culture, talent and comradery which is what makes this celebration so special every year,” Councilman Juventino “J” Gomez said. “Our children are our future and it brings me joy to celebrate and showcase their achievements through this community celebration.”

Children from the Frank Alex Folklorico Dance studio showcase their moves at the 22nd annual Children’s Day Parade and Harvest Festival October 15. Courtesy Photo.

The parade, co-hosted by Gomez and Councilwoman Norma Macias, culminated with a Harvest Festival

hosted at Arceo Park. Families were treated to a variety of games, rides, prizes, contests, vendors, shows and

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El Monte City School District Students Enjoy the Sound of Music by Arlene Bury El Monte

The music program in El Monte City School District is sounding better than ever. Each and every student has access to music education. Whether a student is a rising


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music star or just likes the sound of music, he or she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the “DO-RE-MIs” can

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lots of delicious food. The main attraction at the Harvest Festival proved to be the children performers

help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs. EMCSD Superintendent Dr. Maribel Garcia said, “We are very proud of our

music program. We believe that learning music supports all learning.” Bethany Andersen is the lead music teacher for Music continued on page 9

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Around Town by Mavis Hansen With all this beautiful weather, it’s time to be outdoors, as much as possible and enjoy it! The “Healthy El Monte Walking Club” gets together at Tony Arceo Park, 3125 Tyler Avenue, El Monte at 8:00 AM every Monday through Thursday. The walks will continue until November 23, so there is still plenty of time to enjoy fun, fitness, family and friends while walking your way to good health. For further information you may contact the Community & Senior Services Division at 3120 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, phone 626-580-2210 or The Sierra Mar District of Business and Professional Women will hold their Annual Fall Conference on Saturday, October 22 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2009 South Garfield Avenue, Monterey Park. Early registration will begin at 8:30 AM with coffee and light breakfast refreshment provided. Program Chairman Sally McMahan will introduce the morning speaker, Teresa Dreyfus, Superintendent/President of Rio Hondo Community College. The topic of her talk will be “My Professional Journey” Dreyfus was named the 9th President of Rio Hondo Community College in 2013. She had served as interim President from June 2012 and previously served as Vice-President Business and Finance and on staff of the college since 1987. A native of Taiwan, Dreyfus is a graduate of the University of Chinese Culture and earned an MBA at the University of LaVerne, La Verne, California. Luncheon Speaker, MariaItzel Torres de Siegrist will give her story on “My Trail from Fine Arts to Law School”. Maria has been chosen as El Monte Business and Professional Women’s Young Professional for 2016 -2017. The afternoon will be devoted to “California’s 2016 Ballot Measures”. Speaker Russell Castaneda-Calleros will discuss the issues. Castaneda-Calleros has been at Rio Hondo Community College since 2005. Previously, 2001-2004, he was Director of Community Services at Loyola Marymount University Campus Ministry and from 1998-2000 was Director of Special Projects at the District Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra. He is a member of the Board of the Whittier Union High School

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District and has volunteered his time for Whittier First Day Coalition, the Whittier Cultural Arts Commission, the PUENTE Program and the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce. The Hostess Club, El Monte Business and Professional Women meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month for a business meeting, dinner and program. There is no charge to attend a meeting and guests are always welcome. For further information or for dinner reservations, which are required may be made to Carmen Simons at 626-4487963. The mission of Sierra Mar District of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women is “to promote and support equity for working women in all phases of their lives and to promote personal empowerment and professional development.” The objectives are: To advocate on state and national legislative issues of importance to women, to promote personal and professional development for women and to foster connections among women and to promote BPW and its members.” Membership is open to both men and women who support the BPW mission and objectives. Those who are members, also belong to EPW-USA and BPW International. For further information contact Linda Wilson at 626-307-5650. East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW has named Monterey Park Controller Annie Yaung as its “2016 Woman of Achievement”. Ms. Yaung will be honored at a dinner at MERCI’s new multipurpose building, 525 N. Chandler Ave., Monterey Park, on Wednesday, October 26. Networking begins at 4:30 pm and dinner at 5:00 pm. Ms. Yaung has worked for the City of Monterey Park for more than two decades and has been the Controller since 2013. Under Yaung’s leadership the City of Monterey Park has continued to win national and State distinguished budget awards. This recognition program is part of East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW’s celebration of National Business Women’s Week which honors and gives recognition to the contributions of working women and companies that have made strides toward working women’s lives. Celebrate each new day! See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN.

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Webb'S Rules BASS LAKE by Eugene R. Webb

My wife and I, our oldest daughter and our son; Went to the lake and had a lot of fun. It was there we took in this wonderful scene; Like somewhere you only see in a dream. If it’s a loving God you seek; Come to Bass Lake for a week. You’ll see water and a sky of deepest blue; For it is amazing what God can do.

A beautiful lake for all to see; There’s peace, serenity, and giant trees. It fills you with love when you see this breath-taking sight; Especially when the sun is shining oh, so bright.

You’ll find people out on the lake boating; And ducks around it will be floating. Spending some time at Bass Lake is a good deal; You’ll be surprised at how good and happy you feel. It’s a great place to get away from it all; And one of the prettiest spots that I can ever recall. Bass Lake is truly God’s work of art; And it’s a creation that will melt your heart.

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‘Time Jockey’ Happiest Place by Joe Castillo

Kiwanis Honors Emperor Elementary School Students by Jerry Jambazian Temple City

The Land of Disney .... On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first but the opening was not an entirely perfect event. Some of the rides didn’t work and others just were not ready. Cement and blacktop surfacing was not completely dried leaving the soft surface markable by women wearing high heels and mischievous boys able to write unflattering messages. The grounds were not beautifully manicured as a large number of orange trees had been uprooted to build the new amusement park leaving the grounds barren and empty. The press wrote critical reviews on the lack of drinking fountains at the park forcing patrons to buy expensive soft drinks to quench their thirst. Walt Disney, the creator and founder of Disneyland, explained that a plumbers strike forced him to choose between the drinking fountains and toilets. Disney chose the toilets so has patrons had the comforts of a restroom. But in spite of Day 1 problems at Disneyland, the park began a successful string of business operations. In the first two months of the park opening, one million visitors paid their way into Disneyland. After the first year, Walt Disney Productions was able to pay off its outstanding $9 million of loans. Disney’s own TV show had also become a huge success. He used ‘Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color’ on the ABC Network to showcase his attractions at Disneyland and thereby drawing more customers into the park. As the TV show gained more popularity, the network wanted Disney to develop additional shows which depicted other American personalities. Subjects such as Johnny Appleseed, Daniel Boone, Wind Wagon Smith, Big Foot Wallace and Davy Crockett were all identified as potential story lines. As luck would have it, the first personality chosen was Davy Crockett, who many of the artists at Walt Disney Productions had no idea of the significance of Crockett’s life, research had to be done on his life. In order to sell the idea to Walt Disney, the production team had to draw out the entire story on storyboards as Disney

preferred images to written records. The end result showed Crockett growing up in the Tennessee wilderness, being elected to Congress and then dying in the Alamo. Davy Crockett was shown wearing a coonskin cap and fringed jerkin and breeches. In addition, his image was drawn to resemble a popular western actor of the day, James Arness. But Walt wanted to keep the budget low and Arness was too expensive but after watching one of Arness’ shows, someone noticed an extra actor in the background. That actor turned out to be Fee Parker, and despite being allergic to leather and unable to ride a horse, Parker eventually became Walt Disney’s version of Davy Crockett and a new hit series was viewed by millions of people becoming another successful product of Walt Disney’s growing enterprise….

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized four outstanding students from Emperor Elementary School. Accompanying the students was long-time Emperor teacher Mr. Greg Giangregorio. Karin is 11 years old and in Miss Trieu’s class. She enjoys ice-skating, piano, drawing, taekwondo, swimming, dance, kayaking and biking. Karin said, “The best things about Emperor are the staff and teacher, and how the school works.” The best thing that ever happened is always having my family support me. If she could change one thing, it would be to have a brother. Personal goals are to build a machine to give food to the homeless, get all A’s, pass the Algebra test, and have tons of fun with family and friends. Irene is 11 years old and in Mrs. Scanlan’s class. She has two sisters and enjoys helping people, sports, trav-

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eling, and shopping. Irene said, “The best things about Emperor are all the equipment for recess, the nice staff, and fun activities.” The best thing that ever happened is when I was born. If she could change one thing, it would be to have no more wars and people dying. Personal goals are to build a community for homeless people, not missing any homework, get straight A’s, and pass her AR goals. Ethan is 11 years old and in Miss Henderson’s class. He has an older sister and enjoys cards, video games, and basketball. Ethan said, “The best things about Emperor are science, recess and P.E..” The best thing that ever happened is when he won a $750 drone. If he could change one thing, it would be to change nonliving planets to living. Personal goals are to build a mansion, get straight A’s, become rich, and be a good basketball player.

Rachelle is 11 years old and in Mr. Giangregorio’s class. She enjoys art, taekwondo, Chinese school, swimming, playing the piano and three other instruments. Rachelle said, “The best things about Emperor are science and history, everyone is kind, and the supportive students.” The best thing that ever happened is having family and friends that make her feel amazing. If she could change one thing, it would be to stop bullying. If she could build one thing, it would be a time machine to see how the world was. Personal goals are to continue learning, work real hard to get into a good college, and become an optometrist one day. Each week the Temple City Kiwanis Club is pleased to recognize outstanding students and their teachers from Cloverly, Emperor, Longden, Oak Avenue, and the Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center. Kiwanis treats students and their teacher to lunch. Students receive a certificate, a letter for their parents, a bumper sticker, a gift certificate from The Hat Restaurant, and a photograph of them receiving their award. Their photo will also be published in the Mid Valley News and posted on the Temple City Unified School District website. Temple City Kiwanis has been serving our community since 1939. Members are dedicated men and women who desire to make a difference in the quality of life for the youth of Temple City. Kiwanis meets at 12:00 noon each Tuesday at Denny’s Restaurant. To find out more about Kiwanis, please contact Jerry Jambazian at (626) 643-9460. You can also visit their website at

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Kateleen Lao Kateleen deserves to receive this important recognition because she is one of our best student representatives. Kateleen is a member of the Public Safety Academy, which serves the school by supervising athletic events, parent meetings and the PTSA Sunday Swap Meet. Kateleen is a natural born leader. She has high expectations for herself and promotes students to take accountability of their academic success, and positive behavior.

El Monte Sheds Light on Domestic Violence by Mark Vidal El Monte

Chanting “No More, No Mas,” women, men and children marched alongside community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials during El Monte’s first Walk to End Domestic Violence on Thursday, Oct. 13 at El Monte City Hall. Organized by El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Martinez, the event highlighted Domestic Violence Awareness Month and called to attention the prevalence of domestic abuse in the San Gabriel Valley to a crowd of more than a hundred community members in attendance. “We call on our schools to start the dialogue on healthy relationships,” Martinez said during opening remarks. “Breaking the cycle has got to start with our youth. They have to see healthy examples of love and relationships.” Martinez was joined at the podium by El Monte Police Department Chief David Reynoso, Executive Director of SPIRITT Family Services Elvia Torres and Sylvia Skewes - a mother of six who shared words of encouragement as a survivor. “It has been a long, difficult journey overcoming years of abuse. But there is life after domestic violence and everyone deserves the chance to flourish,” Skewes said. Following the speakers, community members took advantage of the free resource fair which featured valuable information for women, men and children offered by SPIRITT Family Services, ChapCare, YWCA and other community organizations who came out to show their support. As dusk approached, Martinez led the growing crowd on a 1-mile walk/ Domestic Violence continued on page 9 1.800.9CATHAY





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Joe T.’s Scoreboar d By Joe Torosian

One of the most interesting things about sports is streaks. Teams and players on epic streaks can be remembered forever. The streak, in some cases, will even outshine a championship or some other great feat. Case in point: In the summer of 1941, New York Yankees legend Joe Dimaggio had a 56-game hitting streak from May to July. Awesome, no one has done it since. But that same summer, Boston Red Sox’s legend Ted Williams batted .406 on the season. No one has done that since. Yet, when the summer of 1941 is talked about, the first name mentioned is always Di-maggio and his hitting streak. You can win a title and have a great streak. In 1988, Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser set a record by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings. In October that year, he pitched the Dodgers to a World Series title over the Oakland A’s. The Los Angeles Lakers own the professional teamsports all-time winning streak of 33 in a row during the 1971-1972 season. Locally when Temple City was in the process of winning seven CIF football titles in a nine-year span during the 1970’s they strung together a 46-game winning streak that was a national record into the mid1980’s. Did you know that Temple City has never lost to Duarte High School in football? The Rams have won all 26 of their meetings with the Falcons. Arroyo and Mt. View have met every year in football since 1972. The Vikings have not beaten the Knights since 1981. This means Arroyo has defeated Mt. View 34 consecu-tive times and they will probably make it 35 this Friday night. Isn’t that amazing? Now think about this one. When the scores started rolling in on Friday night, I’m at my desk getting updates from Hoover at Muir. Understand this, Hoover versus Muir is an “update” game. You don’t budget a writer to see this game because the outcome is predetermined. You arrange for somebody to text you the score instead. Not only is Muir going to beat Hoover, but the Tornadoes aren’t even going

to score. The last time they scored against the Mustangs was a field goal in 2013. The Mustangs won that game, 35-3. In fact, Hoover had not scored a touchdown against Muir since 2004. The Mustangs won that game, 34-12. Now let me push this further, the Tornadoes have not defeated Muir this century. They did not defeat them in the decade of the 90’s and, my records, indicate that Mustangs have officially beaten Hoover every year since 1985. That’s thirtytwo years. Uncon-firmed, the Tornadoes did not defeat Muir in the 1970’s. Hoover has not won a league title since the first term of the Eisenhower administration. Then the updates start coming in Friday night. …Hoover scored its first touchdown in 12 years against Muir and took a 7-0 lead. Then the Mustangs scored to make it 7-6. Then the Tornadoes went ahead 13-6. Then 19-6 after another touchdown. I couldn’t believe what I was reading and began double-checking my sources. It was true. Hoover was in the lead. Muir scored to make it 19-14 at halftime…and they scored again to make it 20-19 in the third quarter. At this point, I thought it was over and the Mustangs would take con-trol…but Hoover retook the lead with six-minutes left in the quarter, 26-20. Finally, with 7:45 left in the game, Muir’s Jordan Baker scored on a 5-yard run and then added the twopoint conversion to give the Mustangs a 28-26 victory. …And the streak lives on. Happy Birthday this week to: 10/19: El Monte alum Tama Andrews turns young. 10/21: Temple City alum Brian Bol turns 38. 10/21: Rosemead alum Lupe Amaya turns young. 10/24: El Monte alum/ Mission Valley League stat guru Jimmy Williamson turns 52. 10/25: Temple City High School counselor/alum Deanne Sciarrotta turns young. (If you have a sports birthday you’d like acknowledged drop me a line at the address be-low) : Contact Joe at joe@ Follow Joe at @joet13b on Twitter Like “The Joe Show” on Facebook

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South El Monte Wins at Rosemead by John Robles So. El Monte

In a crucial Mission Valley League battle the South El Monte Eagles came to Marinelli Stadium and took a 2015 decision to over Rosemead Panthers on Friday night. The victory improved the Eagles to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the MVL. The Panthers fell to 2-6, and 2-2 in league. Rosemead led 3-0 and then 9-7 at the break, The key to South El Monte’s success this season has been the play of its but the South El offensive line. Photo by Joe T. Monte offenfor a 21-yard scoring run to remaining they drove inside sive line began to wear the make it 20-9. the South 25, but quarterback defense down in the second The Panthers rallied on a Isaia Ah-hing’s final heave to half. In the third quarter, halfback option pass from the end zone on fourth down, Eagles took a 13-9 lead and 40-yards out to make it 20with 18 seconds remaining, then Sal Tovar broke free 15. Then with 38 seconds fell incomplete.

Prep Volleyball Report by Joe Torosian San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel Academy has joined the Top Ten by playing some excellent ball. Temple City was removed not because they were playing poorly but because someone had to go. Of the twenty-five coverage area schools these are the absolute best. Keep an eye on Duarte at number ten, the Lady Falcons have a history of getting hot at just the right time. Be sure to check out the area “Kills” leaders at the bottom of this column. Top Ten (Schools & Records: Overall & League) 1. Arcadia: 17-1, 11-0 2. Gabrielino: 21-4, 9-0 3. Monrovia: 18-6, 6-0

Scores Tuesday, October 11 Arcadia 3 Pasadena 0 South Pasadena 3 Blair 0 Temple City 3 San Marino 0 Monrovia 3 La Canada 0 San Gabriel Academy 3 AGBU 0 San Gabriel 3 Alhambra 0 Wednesday, October 12 Arcadia 3 Burbank 1 Crescenta Valley 3 Pasadena 2 La Salle 3 St. Joseph 1 Arroyo 3 Mt. View 2 Gabrielino 3 PasadenaMarshall 0 Maranatha 3 Whittier Christian 2 Gladstone 3 Nogales 0 Duarte 3 Azusa 1

Flintridge Prep 3 Rio Hondo Prep 0 Mark Keppel 3 Alhambra Friday, October 14 Sierra Canyon 2 La Salle 1 Gabrielino 3 Arroyo 1 Mt. View 3 Flintridge Prep 2 Garden Grove 3 Gladstone 2 Bishop Conaty-Lorreto 3 San Gabriel Mission 0 El Monte 3 South El Monte 0 Saturday, October 15 Louisville 2 La Salle 0 Area Kills Leaders Maranatha, Mikaela Ashworth: 225 Gladstone, Lisette Ramos: 212 South Pasadena, Molly Feldmith: 169 Gabrielino, Leslie Rivera:

Recent losses might leave Arroyo on the outside looking in when playoffs start. Photo by Joe T.

4. El Monte: 17-5, 8-1 5. La Salle: 16-9, 5-0 6. Maranatha: 14-6, 3-2 7. South Pasadena: 8-5, 6-1 8. Gladstone: 19-3, 7-0 9. San Gabriel Academy 14-3, 1-0 10. Duarte: 15-11, 5-2

Schurr 3 San Gabriel 1 Bassett 3 La Puente 1 El Monte 3 Rosemead 0 Thursday, October 13 South Pasadena 3 Temple City 2 San Gabriel Academy 3 Pilibos 0

144 Rio Hondo Prep, Naiya Ross: 132 Gladstone, Celina Vargas: 127 La Salle, Sophia Anderson: 109

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The Peterson Principle By Tim Peterson

There’s nothing like beating a dead horse but sometimes they’re just worth beating. If you’re a high school official, it’s okay to leave the flag in your pocket. The reason the parents laid out the dough to sit in the stands, the cheerleaders cheer on the sidelines, and the fans read the game stories in the newspaper and on the websites are because of the players, not you. We want to see plays, not penalties. We want to see points on the scoreboard, not flags on the field. I’ve defended officials before and I still believe that they should not be berated or verbally abused by players and coaches, but the referees need to show some restraint as well. These are high school kids, 16 and 17 years old. If you look hard enough you could conceivably call a penalty on every play. But please, it’s not necessary. We don’t need a holding call on every other down. Don’t call a block in the back when the foul occurred 30 yards away and had no bearing on the outcome of the play. In the Cathedral-La Salle game last Friday night there were 27 penalties called for a total of 225 yards. Cathedral, despite winning 17-0, bore the brunt of the punishment with 17 penalties for 135 yards. Every drive was seemingly 10 yards, up and 15 yards back. Every big play was called back. The flow of the game was completely ruined. Fans on both sides were screaming “C’mon let’em play!” When an official missed one obvious facemask and surprisingly didn’t throw the flag, he immediately made up for it on the very next play when he tossed the laundry as soon as the ball was snapped. By the way, is there a quota on holding calls? I mean, they were calling the infraction on two yard runs. Note to high school officials: We came to see the players, not you. Control the game, don’t ruin it. Leave the laundry in your pocket. **Speaking of Cathedral, the Phantoms are still on track for a head-on crash with St. Francis on October 28th. They improved to 7-0 with the win over La Salle while St. Francis is also unbeaten through seven games after a Saturday night victory over Salesian. The game is at Cathedral so you might need to take the day off to get there early enough to find parking. **After seeing him live Friday night, it’s hard to believe Cathedral quarterback Bryce Young is only a

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Mid Valley News Top 10 and Week 6 Football Scores by Joe Torosian San Gabriel Valley

freshman. **Has the talking started yet for the Montebello-Schurr game next season? **The focus at Chino last Friday night was Charter Oak head coach Lou Farrar getting his 300th victory. He got it as the Chargers handled the Cowboys 45-21, but did you notice anything else? Zack Niccoli, who had replaced the injured Bret Clemetson, wasn’t at quarterback. Instead it was Matthew Takata who had transferred in from Santa Fe, that was behind center for the first time this year and was completely under the radar. He threw for over 400 yards and three touchdowns to lead CO to the win. Takata? Santa Fe? What? There’s never a shortage of talent at Charter Oak. **We’re still waiting for the CIF decision on the Covina-Baldwin Park incident last Friday night. A brawl near the end of the first half saw nearly the entire Covina bench leave the sideline which means automatic suspensions for the next game. The Colts could be in trouble for its game this Friday vs. Wilson. In this one, the officials might not be able to “let them play!” That’s my principle. Tim can be reached at

We’ve moved Arroyo to the top and they deserve to be there by playing the best football in our coverage area. La Salle’s fast start has been derailed by losses to some quality opponents. They’re going to have to tighten things up or risk missing the playoffs. Arcadia lost a tough one in Burbank. Look at the combined record of the Souths (South El Monte & South Pasadena)? Both teams should make the playoffs. And no matter what happens from here on out, congrats to El Monte head coach Eric MacIntyre for achieving five wins when very few thought two were possible. Excellent job! Top Ten 1. Arroyo (7-1): Checkout the Knights, they’re special. 2. La Salle: (4-3): Losses to St. Francis & Cathedral have put the season in jeopardy. 3. Arcadia (6-1): The Apaches have to start eliminating mistakes. 4. South El Monte (6-1): Pound & Ground…The Eagles love to run the ball. 5. South Pasadena (6-1): First league title since 1977? Maybe… 6. El Monte (5-3): Putting the ROAR at the End of The Santa Fe Trail! 7. Duarte (5-2): Falcons have been good this year,

Everything seems to be coming down on Muir this season. Photo by Doug Brown

could be great next year. 8. Baldwin Park (4-3): Fight at end of Covina game could cost them this week. 9. Sierra Vista (5-2): How did they lose to Workman? That should not happen. 10. Muir (3-4): Barely survived against Hoover. Scores Thursday, October 13 Nogales 56 Gladstone 6 Friday, October 14 Alhambra 22 San Gabriel 6 Cathedral 17 La Salle 0 La Puente 41 Bassett 14 El Monte 33 Gabrielino 7 Arroyo 41 Pasadena Mar-

shall 0 South El Monte 20 Rosemead 15 Duarte 21 Azusa 6 Workman 24 Sierra Vista 14 Muir 28 Hoover 26 Burbank 26 Arcadia 16 Crescenta Valley 49 Pasadena 13 Whittier Christian 47 Maranatha 14 San Marino 35 Temple City 0 South Pasadena 31 La Canada 6 Covina 35 Baldwin Park 17 Rio Hondo Prep 34 Santa Clara 6 BYE Mt. View Monrovia

Burbank Deals Arcadia First Loss by Doug Brown Burbank

The Arcadia Apaches arrived in Burbank Friday night undefeated but after four quarters of football they left defeated, 26-16, as the Bulldogs took over first

place in the Pacific League. While the contest was hard fought it wasn’t pretty and essentially a flag fest. The Apaches turned a Burbank turnover into a field goal and an early 3-0 lead. In the second quarter, Burbank pulled ahead when Andy Reyes scored on a 6-yard run. The extra-point was lost on a bad snap. Later in the quarter the Apaches were driving, aided by penalties, and reached the Bulldogs 19. But a pass completion turned into a fumble and Burbank’s Drew Pendleton who took it 85-yards to paydirt recovered it. It was now 12-3, Bulldogs, with less than a minute to play in the half but the action wasn’t over. Arcadia advanced again to the Burbank 19. Then Arcadia quarterback, Max Davila was under constant pressure all night. Photo by Doug Brown

with four-seconds left on the clock Max Davila connected with John Freeman-Lee in the corner of the end zone. This made it 12-10 at the break. In the third, the Apaches botched a punt and turned the ball over on downs to the Bulldogs. Seconds later Darnell Williams scored on a 6-yard run. The point-after kick was good, and it was 19-10 in favor of the Bulldogs. Burbank added to its lead with 7:37 play in the third when Forest Fajardo intercepted a Davila pass and returned it 29-yards to paydirt to make it 26-10. With less than four minutes left in the game, Arcadia’s Greg Carrillo answered Fajardo’s interception and score with one of his own. He snagged an aerial from Burbank’s Guy Gibbs and returned in 73-yards for a touchdown. The win improves Burbank to 5-2, and 4-0 in the Pacific League. Arcadia falls to 6-1, 3-1 in the Pacific.

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Sudoku What's in the Stars??

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Aries You need to practice moderation with food and libations, make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew when it comes to personal pursuits.

Taurus He who shouts loudest wins all the toys? That strategy might help you wage a battle today, but the war will be lost

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Keeping your emotions in check could prove to be a challenge. Reach out to friends to untangle the knots.

Leo DOWN 1. Number cruncher 2. Coal in a stocking 3. *Killer ones attacked in 1995’s “Congo” 4. Female oracle 5. “Oh, The ____ You’ll go!” 6. “Do ____ others as...” 7. *Movie featuring the killer Jigsaw 8. Be theatrical 9. Recipe command 10. Mischievous Scandinavian god 11. Baker’s baker 12. Shipping hazard 15. Israeli money 20. *Like “The Wolf Man” 22. Of a female 24. 50-50 draw, e.g. 25. *Avenger in a hockey mask 26. Remember this battle site? 27. Chemistry lab glass device 29. *”What ____ Beneath” with Michelle Pfeiffer 31. Remove, as a hat 32. a.k.a. tangelos 33. *Dracula’s title 34. Glorify 36. Short skirt 38. Michael Collins’ country 42. Says, archaic 45. *Neve Campbell vs. Ghostface flick 49. Long period of time 51. Found in a haystack? 54. Diamond datum 56. 1970s big dos 57. Russia’s 1917 abdicator 58. High school breakout 59. Grannies 60. Pig out 61. Puff of marijuana 62. Blues 63. Bygone era 66. Laroche or de Maupassant 68. Eucharist vessel

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Libra Put some soul into your goals today. As your charismatic sign knows well, solid relationships are the key to success.

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October 19, 2016 ORDINANCE NO. 2896 ORDIANCE NO. 2896 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL MONTE AMENDING ARTICLE III (NEWSRACKS) OF CHAPTER 12.28 (ENCROACHMENTS) OF TITLE 12 (STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC PLACES) OF THE EL MONTE MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS WHEREAS, the placement and maintenance of newsracks on or within the public right-of-way is historically associated with the sale and distribution of newspapers, periodicals, and other publications; and WHEREAS, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to distribute printed information in newsracks; and WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in City of Cincinnati v. Discovery Network, Inc. (1993) 507 US 410 held that newsracks on public sidewalks are a means of distributing speech that cannot be wholly prohibited; and WHEREAS, the City of El Monte (the “City”) Municipal Code regulates the permitting, size, and other features relating to newsracks in Article III (Newsracks) of Chapter 12.28 (Encroachments) of Title 12 (Streets, Sidewalks And Public Places); and WHEREAS, the City seeks to amend Article III to establish regulations concerning the location and density of newsracks in order to address growing concerns in the City regarding the excessive aggregation and poor maintenance of newsracks, which tend to contribute to blight and impact public safety; and WHEREAS, on May 3, 2016, City staff conducted a presentation for the City Council regarding newsracks, which resulted in the City Council directing: (i) the Public Works and Economic Development Departments to research the permitting process, design, and maintenance of newsracks; and (ii) the Planning Division to research the location (which zones would newsracks be allowed) and density of newsracks (number of newsracks per block); and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission conducted a duly noticed public hearing on August 9, 2016 concerning the prospective recommendation set forth herein at which evidence, both written and oral, was presented; and WHEREAS, at the conclusion of such public hearing, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 3446 recommending City Council approval of this Code Amendment No. 753/Ordinance No. 2896; and

WHEREAS, the City Council public hearing was noticed in accordance with the requirements set forth in Government Code sections 65090 and 65091. NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS1FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. The recitals above are true and correct and incorporated herein by this reference. SECTION 2. Section 12.28.260 of Article III (Newsracks) of Chapter 12.28 (Encroachments) of Title 12 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places) of the El Monte Municipal Code is amended to to rename such Section 12.28.260, which shall be entitled as follows: Section 12.28.260 – Location restrictions. SECTION 3. Section 12.28.260 of Article III (Newsracks) of Chapter 12.28 (Encroachments) of Title 12 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places) of the El Monte Municipal Code is amended by the addition of Subsection C, which shall read as follows: C. Subject to amortization periods set forth in Section 12.28.475, newsracks, newsstands and/or similar devices shall only be installed or maintained on those portions of Garvey Avenue, Peck Road, Valley Boulevard, and Durfee Avenue within the mixed/multiuse (MMU), C-2/2D, C-3/3D, or C-4/4C zones. News racks, newsstands and/or similar devices are prohibitied in all other zones and portions of of Garvey Avenue, Peck Road, Valley Boulevard, and Durfee Avenue. SECTION 4. Subsection 10 of Subsection I of Section 12.28.310 (Design and Constructino Requirements) of Article III (Newsracks) of Chapter 12.28 (Encroachments) of Title 12 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places) of the El Monte Municipal Code is amended by the addition of Subsection C, is amended to read as follows:. 10. Within fifty (50) feet of any other news rack, newsstand and/or similar device containing the same publication except where there are less than four (4) news racks, newsstands and/or similar devices in any location, in which case additional/duplicate news racks, newsstands and/or similar devices containing the same publication shall be permitted for each available space up to the maximum of four (4) at any one location. The Permit Committee in assigning such additional/duplicate news rack, newsstand and/or similar device at a location where there exists more than one news rack, newsstand and/or similar device containing the same publication, shall be guided solely by the criteria set forth under subsection N of this section; SECTION 5. Subsection N of Section 12.28.310 (Design and Construction Requirements) of Article III (Newsracks) of Chapter 12.28 (Encroachments) of Title 12 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places) of the El Monte Municipal Code is amended to 2 read as follows: N. No more than four (4) news racks, newsstands and/or similar devices shall be located on any street within a space of three hundred fifty (350) feet in any direction within the same block of the same street; provided. As used herein, "block" shall mean one side of a street between two (2) consecutive intersecting streets. In determining which news racks, newsstands and/or similar devices shall be authorized, the Permit Committee shall be guided solely by the following criteria: 1. First priority shall be given to applicants who are able to provide verification that they are publishers or owners of adjudicated publications or newspapers of general circulation in Los Angeles County, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the California Government Code; 2. Second priority shall be given to news racks, newsstands and/or similar devices used for the sale of daily publications (those published on five (5) or more days in a calendar week) which have not been adjudicated to be newspapers of general circulation in Los Angeles County; 3. Third priority shall be given to news racks used for the sale of weekly publications (those published on at least one but less than five (5) days in a calendar week) which have not been adjudicated to be newspapers of general circulation in Los Angeles County; and 4. Fourth priority shall be all other publications. In the event there is a conflict between publications within the same priority seeking the same location, and there are insufficient news rack spaces remaining to accommodate the conflicting publications after first filling as many spaces as possible by utilizing the criteria set forth above, then the Permit Committee shall assign the remaining space or spaces at random by placing the names of all applicants for the remaining spaces at a location into a container from which the names shall be drawn, one at a time, until the particular location's remaining number of unfilled news rack, newsstand and/or similar device spaces have been filled. Such drawing shall be open to the public and conducted at a time and date designated by the Director. SECTION 6. Article III (Newsracks) of Chapter 12.28 (Encroachments) of Title 12 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places) of the El Monte Municipal Code is amended by the addition of Section 12.28.475 (Amortization), which shall read as follows: Section 12.28.475 – Amortization. A. News racks, newsstands and/or similar devices lawfully permitted and placed as of the date of approval/second reading of Ordinance No. 2896 shall be made to conform with the street and zoning location restrictions set forth in Section 12.28.260 within eighteen (18) months after such date.

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1. Ask your student’s high school college counselor to write a letter to the college campus requesting that they waive the fees. In fact, the National Association for College Admission Counseling ( has an easy-to-use online form that can be completed by the counselor and mailed to the college campus. The key is to make it easy for the counselor. So, it’s a good idea to print the form and provide a stamped addressed envelope for the counselor. 2. If applying to an out-ofstate or private campus, your

student can contact the local recruiter to request a fee waiver. Often times when the recruiters make high school visits, they offer fee waivers to students who attended the presentation. So, students should be encouraged to contact their high school college counselor and ask about which schools will be presenting at their high school campus. Questions? Contact me via Twitter @LACollegeGuy

File No. 2016246341. ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CBM AUTO CENTER 2347 DURFEE AVE EL MONTE, CA 91732 LA COUNTY Mailing Address: 2457 DURFEE AVE EL MONTE, CA 91732 Registered Owner(s): C.B.M. TOWING INC. 2457 DURFEE AVE, EL MONTE, CA 91732 LA COUNTY This business is conducted by A CORPORATION Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name on 10/2016 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct C.B.M. TOWING INC., President; Jose Munoz

SECTION 9. Construction. The City Council intends this Ordinance to supplement, not to duplicate or contradict, applicable state and federal law and this Ordinance shall be construed in light of that intent. To the extent the provisions of the El Monte Municipal Code as amended by this Ordinance are substantially the same as the provisions of that Code as it read prior to the adoption of this Ordinance, those amended provisions shall be construed as continuations of the earlier provisions and not as new enactments. SECTION 10. Publication and Effective Date. The Mayor shall sign and the City

the district. She is excited about the program and the commitment the district has towards music. Anderson said, “Access to music education is offered to every child regardless of ability.” She went on to say, “We have band programs in sixth grade and above and choral programs in seventh and eighth grades, and we offer strings at two sites with some elementary schools offering choral programs as well.” All elementary students get weekly music classes that include singing

and learning to play simple musical instruments such as drums and recorders. The district recently hired seven highly qualified elementary music teachers. Those teachers combined with the six existing middle school music teachers provide a mighty music education force. Music education serves to enhance that already superior educational opportunities offered by El Monte City School District - providing an educational crescendo!

Notice – In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, A Fictitious Domestic Violence continued from page 5 Name Statement generally expires at march along Peck Road and Me Safe” and “No mas!” the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the Valley Boulevard, boastHonking horns and shouts County Clerk, except as provided in ing signs that read “Stop of praise could be heard all subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 Days after any change Domestic Violence,” “Keep along Valley Boulevard by in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered Owner. A new fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, The Fictitious Business Name statement must be accomto conform with the form. street and zoning location restrictions set forth in panied by made the affidavit of identity Section 12.28.260 within eighteen (18) months after such date.

The filing of racks, this newsstands statement and/or doessimilar devices lawfully permitted and placed B. News as authorize of the date of approval/second not of itself the use in this reading of this Ordinance No. 2896 shall be to conform with the density restrictions set forth in Subsection N of State of amade Fictitious Business Name 12.28.310 within twelve (12) months after such date. in violationSection of the rights of another under SECTION Federal, 7.State or common Analysis. In accordance with the CEQA/Environmental requirements of the California law (See Section 14411 Environmental et seq., Quality Act (“CEQA”), this Ordinance is statutorily exempt under Section 15268 (Ministerial Projects), as set forth in Planning Business and Professions Code). Commission Resolution No. 3446.

Dean C.SECTION Logan, 8. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance, or any part thereof is for any reason held Los Angeles County Clerk. to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, By: Carina Chen, Deputy

such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance or any part thereof. The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed each Published Notice: paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, section, subsection,The subdivision, irrespective of the fact10/19/16 that any one or more section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, 10/12/16, sentence, 10/26/16, clause or phrase would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional. 11/2/16

MID VALLEY NEWS SECTION 9. Construction. The City Council intends this Ordinance to supplement, not to duplicate or contradict, applicable state and federal law and this Ordinance shall be construed in light of that intent. To the extent the provisions of the El Monte Municipal Code as amended by this Ordinance are substantially the same as the provisions of that Code as it read prior to the adoption of this Ordinance, those amended provisions shall be construed as continuations of the earlier provisions and not as new enactments.

ORDIANCE NO. 2896 cont.

SECTION 10. Publication and Effective Date. The Mayor shall sign and the City Clerk shall attest to the passage of this Ordinance. The City Clerk shall cause the same to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation within fifteen (15) days after its adoption. This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after adoption. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of El Monte at the regular meeting of this ___ day of _______________, 2016.

Andre Quintero, Mayor

B. News racks, newsstands and/or similar devices lawfully permitted and placed as of the date of approval/second reading of this Ordinance No. 2896 shall be made to conform with the density restrictions set forth in Subsection N of Section 12.28.310 within twelve (12) months after such date.

SECTION 8. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance, or any part thereof is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance or any part thereof. The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional.

showcasing their impressive mixed martial art techniques and masterful folklorico dance moves. Crowds gathered outside the amphitheater to cheer the children on during their performances. El Monte’s Children’s Day Parade is made possible each year by the El Monte City Council in partnership with El Monte Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, El Monte Public Works, El Monte Police Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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SECTION 7. CEQA/Environmental Analysis. In accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), this Ordinance is statutorily exempt under Section 15268 (Ministerial Projects), as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 3446.

Children’s Day Parade continued from page 1


citizens passing by as the marching crowd made their way back to City Hall for a moment of reflection near El Monte’s Statue of Liberty. Each participant held up a lit candle in honor of those who have been affected by domestic abuse during a special moment of reflection. El Monte’s Statue of Liberty was then lit purple to signify the city’s support. “For those of you who are in the shadows, we encourage you to come out,” Martinez said. “Today demonstrates the commitment of individuals and organizations who are equipped to help you live the life you deserve, free of fear and full of potential.”

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Entertainment Corner

Mirage & Hollywood U2 Bloom at the Strawberry Bowl by Sal Gomez Garden Grove, CA

The Strawberry Bowl in Garden Grove CA is a gem venue tucked right into the heart of the city’s historic downtown area, a very wide open yet intimate open air amphitheater where the furthest seat is no more than 50 feet from the stage. This past

Saturday night the venue hosted two of the top tier tribute bands in the circuit today, Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac & Hollywood U2 – A Tribute to U2, a two band double header which is probably one of the most exciting pairings of

Courtesy Photos by Sal Gomez

tribute bands that you will likely never see. Mirage, lead by the beauty, grace and RAW talent of Michelle Tyler and surrounded by several talented individuals, Mirage cruises, rocks out and performs the vast collection of MAC hits that are on par or even surpass what the original MAC couple probably ever muster. Meanwhile

Courtesy Photos by Sal Gomez

Tech Bits

PlayStation Virtual Reality(VR) by Glen Maldonado National

Google has been manufacturing their, own phone though different manufactures like LG and HTC for

years. This time they are doing things solo. Google’s new phone is the Google Pixel. They can finally be

Hollywood U2 has steam rolled and packaged the U2 catalog and blasts out the music in unbelievable style and energy lead by Joe Hier(Hollywood Joe Hier)... you remember Joe don’t you? He just happens to be the guy Bono pulled up onstage to sing “The Sweetest Thing” at the Forum in Los Angeles on U2’s last tour.

Watching the band perform, you can see how well Hier physically & vocally channels Bono throughout the bands performance. The band is solid, the music sounds great and Joe Hier commands the stage with grace, dignity and style. Two bands that truly embody the title of World’s Greatest Tribute Band.

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take photo and videos. Bringing all your favorite Google apps to the pristine power for the best performance. Google Pixel has an Apple inspired look with an aluminum body and antenna design. The Pixel also introduced the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone like a LG phone. A brilliant AMOLED screen, with true blacks and 16.77 million colors. The battery can be super charged up to 7 hours of Courtesy Photo battery life in just 15 minutes. similar to apple and comThere are 2 bine hardware with software sizes for the pixel a 5-inch allowing the user to have a and 5.5 inch size called seamless and faster phone to Pixel XL. Pixel is powered

by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processors. The two cores are running at 2.15GHz and two at a more battery-efficient 1.6GHz. Just like Apples’ new Iphone 7 they use a boost from Qualcomm’s Hexagon technology for tasks such as image and audio processing. Allowing for better battery performance. While using an AMOLED screen with 16 million colors and it allows for a true black tone. The memory on this phone is at 4 GB, which is two times what apple uses on their phones. You can have a 32 GB of storage space or you can upgrade to 128GB. The Pixel uses the USB Type C port, so you’re going to have to buy new chargers to charge this phone. The phone is rated IP53 to handle some splash but cannot be totally submerged. The Pixel cost about $650 dollars like the iPhone for the basic 32GB model and $769 for the XL basic model. The Google Pixel comes out this October 20th.

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La Leyenda del Chupacabras by Glen Maldonado National

This gritty, action-packed drama follows the evolution of Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a man with super strength and unbreakable skin caused by a sabotaged experiment. After a failed relationship with fellow superhero Jessica Jones, Cage tries to rebuild his life in Harlem,

but is pulled out of the shadows and forced to fight for the heart of the city. Along the way, Cage cannot avoid confronting his buried past. “Marvel’s Luke Cage” is the third show in the Netflixoriginal Defenders series. “Luke Cage” is created by Cheo Hodari Coker who

is best known for writing the Biggie Smalls bio pic “Notorious.” There is a giant picture in the show that shows Biggie Smalls and one of the characters in the show reference him, I think its Cheo showing his love to his favorite artist. The show stars actor Mike Colter who is best known for “Zero Dark Thirty” and of course being in “Jessica Jones.” Mahershala Ali plays the villain Cornell ‘Cottonmouth’ Stokes who sees himself as Biggie. Ali is best known for playing Boggs in the “The Hunger Games” franchise. Simone Missick plays Misty Knight a detective who is charged of Harlem New York and all its crime. The show takes place right after “Jessica Jones.” My favorite actors are Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, and Theo Rossi. As, the villains of the show and there performances are fantastic. It feels like they ate

the stars of the show while Luke Cage is but a minor character. Coker does great job with writing of the show and does sprinkle in some current events to the show. Like the Black lives matter movement and about the cop shooting problem. It takes a

good view on our bad neighbor hoods and helps you understand that every place

has its values and history. “Luke Cage” the first black hero in a long time on TV and its very well made show that is a must watch. Grade A TV-MA



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