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Vol. 51, No.51

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Troop 551 Annual Polar Bear Swim

by Mark D. Peters El Monte

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On December 7, El Monte Boy Scout Troop 551 participated in the Annual Polar Bear Swim at Camp Trask in Monrovia Canyon Park. Every December in the dead of a “California winter,” Camp Trask hosts the Polar Bear Swim where brave Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture crew, leaders and parents alike from El Monte Troop 551, jumped

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in the ‘freezing’ swimming pool to earn the coveted Polar Bear Swim patch. This year the pool was at a chilling 48 degrees. The Scouts (and parents) that jumped in the pool and did the swim/ walk across the short length of the pool, dunk their head under the water and get out; experience a keen sense of mind & body numbing accomplishment. Parents are encouraged to take a dip and get a patch as well and are sometimes needed to help their younger Cubs who are

not swim tested across the pool. It’s really fun and the kids get a thrill out of it. Afterwards Troop 551 enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies while it rained outside. This experience will be one that our Troop will never forget.

The Wait is Over…Snow Summit Announces Opening Day

by Brianna Shannon Big Bear

Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) has announced that Snow Summit is set to open for the 201314 winter season on Friday, December 6 at 8:30 a.m. At Snow Summit, Chairs 1 and 2 will be open from top to bottom. This includes Miracle Mile and Summit Run. These trails vary in difficulty from lower- intermediate to advanced. Chair 8, the beginner’s lift, will also be open. Full services will be available, including the Ski School, food service and rentals. As snowmaking continues, more lifts and runs will be available. “We’re kicking off the winter season at Snow Summit with great conditions. The recent storms have resulted in generous snowfall in all the right spots,” said Chris Riddle, Vice President of Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We’ve got plenty of powder and great conditions for skiers and snowboarders of all levels to enjoy.” With plenty of snow covering the mountain from both natural snowfall and snowmaking, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy carving down wide open

runs on picture-perfect slopes, all while taking in the beautifulviews of the San Gorgonio Mountains and Big Bear Lake. Due to the limited number of runs currently open at Snow Summit, lift tickets will be offered at the early season rate of $40 for adults (ages 22+), $35 for young adults and seniors (ages 13-21 and 62+) and $16 for children (ages 7-12) on opening day. On Saturday, December 7, rates will increase to $48 for adults, $40 for young adults and seniors, and $20 for children. Children age six and under always ride free, with a paying adult. Season Passes, individual tickets and group tickets are on sale now. For more information

or to purchase passes, call 909.866.5766 or visit For the 24-hour snow report, call 800-Bear-Mtn. About BBMR- Real Snow. Real Close. Real Deal. Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) includes Snow Summit and Bear Mountain plus Bear Mountain Golf Course and Snow Summit Adventure Park. Together, BBMR has the region’s most progressive

terrain parks, most dependable snow conditions, the largest full-service learning programs and a multitude of premier services – just a tank of gas away round-trip from most areas in Southern California. For more information, please visit www. bigbearmountainresorts. com. BBMR is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a San Bernardino National Forest special use permit.

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local E V E N T S B OA R D El Monte’s Family Adventure Shuttle Travels to

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5:30 p.m. Departure from El Monte Trolley Station 9:00 p.m. Return Shuttle from Hastings Ranch

$6.00 per person (This is a transit service only. There are no tour guides. Children must be at least two years of age, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.) (A minimum of 20 passengers required per bus for each excursion.)

Shuttle tickets may be purchased at the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731. Sales begin November 25th, with the last date of purchase as December 18th. Advance purchase is required. For additional information, please visit the El Monte Trolley Office or go to Trolley Station Office hours for ticket sales are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. El Monte’s Trolley Station Office closes for lunch from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. No refunds, exchanges only. All exchanges must be at least 10 days in advance of excursion date. I.D. will be required for purchases and exchanges.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for choosing the City of El Monte for your Family Adventures. Public Works Department ~ Transportation Services Division (626) 580-2217

The Public Works Department reserves the right to cancel or change excursions, schedules, prices and to use chartered buses when necessary.

Morning of Menudo with Mountain View School District by Michele Earle El Monte

The Mountain View School District will be hosting its Annual Menudo Breakfast, a wonderful morning of delicious, home-made menudo, student entertainment and music on Saturday, December 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Kranz Intermediate School, 12460 Fineview Street in El Monte. The annual event is a community celebration sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Proceeds from the Menudo Breakfast benefit the student

body funds, and over the years it has been a great success for the District, drawing crowds of about 1000 people. Several prizes including bicycles, toys, gift cards, food and holiday items will be raffled off to those in attendance. Tickets are $5 each and are available at all 12 Mountain View School District schools and may be purchased at the door the morning of the event. For more information call 626652-4971

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Around Town by Mavis Hansen Brrrrrrrr even though the first day of Winter is not scheduled until Saturday, December 21, 2013, it sure feels like we are in the middle of the North Pole. I am sure that all those little elves are busy as Christmas is now only two weeks away! San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs will hold their Board Meeting on Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Covina Woman’s Club, 128 San Jose Avenue, Covina. In the spirit of the Holidays, singing of Christmas Carols, shopping at the Club Boutiques, the annual toy donations and a Christmas Pot Luck will be held. Once a year, a fundraising opportunity is offered, to all twenty five of the clubs within the San Gabriel Valley District, to reserve a table, at no charge, and sell whatever they would like. This is fun Boutique Shopping as many items are homemade, one of a kind or as one club is doing this year is having a ‘gold table’, where you may exchange any old gold jewelry for cash! The Pot-Luck table will of course hold many absolutely delicious dishes. The meeting will be called to order at 9:30 AM by President Mavis Hansen. Following the opening ceremonies a short program will be presented by two of the local Club Presidents. Membership Chairman Rosemary Morabito will conduct a Membership Initiation Ceremony for the most recent new members into the District. Highlight of the day will be the CHIPS for KIDS program, conducted by Chairman Mary Matson. Officers will be on hand to accept the many donations of children’s toys which were brought to the meeting, all donations from the many club members. El Monte Senior President’s Council Club Durazo will present their CHRISTMAS DANCE on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Jack Crippen Senior Center, 3120 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte. Music By: L-360. Lunch from 12:00 Noon 4:00 PM ($5.00 optional) Dance from 1:00 PM – 5PM. Cost is $8.00 presale and $9.00 at the door. Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer from 12PM – 1PM. For further information call Andrew Adame, Dance Coordinator at 626-956-6205 or President Viola Flores at 626-455-0813. El Monte’s Family Ad-

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venture Shuttle will travel to HASTINGS RANCH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Departure from the El Monte Trolley Station will be at 5:30 pm and the return shuttle will be at 9:00 pm. Shuttle tickets are $6.00 per person and may be purchased at the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Avenue, El Monte. Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 18, 2013. For further information visit the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Avenue, El Monte or www. or the Transportation Services Division 626-580-2217. The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena held their December meeting and Christmas Celebration on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at their Historic Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena. Members were welcomed by President Beverly Passon and Program Chairman Toni Marshall presented the special holiday entertainment, THEATER AMERICANA with a Broadway- Holiday Show. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by member Pat Payne. A wonderful season to ENJOY, see you soon someplace AROUND TOWN


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Student's Corner A Rather Scientific Conclusion On the fourth of December, the young students of Santa Teresita Elementary School proudly presented their science fair projects for the 2013-2014 school year. Children from kindergarten to eighth grade displayed their intellectual and creative experiments, from efficiency in branded paper towels to how music affects work habits. Nestled in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, Santa Teresita holds a variety of intellectual students that presented experiments I would never

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

have even thought about. I volunteered to be a judge for the event, and I have got to say, all of the projects were equally impressive in their respective grade levels. Although the surrounding area is bleak in comparison to the Beverly Hills and Mulholland neighborhoods, the school has an outstanding and rigorous program, setting high expectations for their students. The sixth grade teacher counted whole points for clarity, understanding, and especially, originality. Why,

even the younger grades had to handwrite their project, to show the ingenuity in the child’s work. Being a judge was an interesting position, and although it was a difficult feat at some points, it was rewarding. I am always surrounded by people and lessons at my age level, but to see younger generations striving for excellence and publicly displaying their innovations kindles a spark of hope in today’s future.

Alzheimer’s Association®, California Southland Chapter Offers Guidelines and Tips for the Holidays by Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter Los Angeles

The holidays are a time full of celebrations with family and friends. For people living with Alzheimer’s disease the season can present special challenges. The Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter is offering “Home For The Holidays,” a handy guide with tips and advice for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. The tips can help alleviate some of the stress associated with the additional activities and changes in routine at this time of year. “Home for the Holidays” is available for download through the chapter website, or by calling the 24-hour Helpline at (800) 272-3900. During this season many family members from out of town spend time with older relatives and might see significant changes in memory, personality, and decision making ability. Experts are available to speak with people who are concerned, and can assist those seeking information or resources for loved ones or themselves. Anyone with questions about Alzheimer’s disease is encouraged to call toll-free and there is no charge for the consultation.

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Highlights from the Alzheimer’s Association “Home for the Holidays” Guide: Caregiving responsibilities combined with holiday traditions can take their toll on Alzheimer’s families, and can be especially difficult for caregivers. With some preparation, your celebrations can be filled with joy and magical moments to cherish. 1. Adjust your expectations No one, including yourself, should expect you to maintain every holiday tradition or event. • Give yourself permission to do only what you can reasonably manage. • Choose holiday activities and traditions that are most important to you. • Host a small family dinner instead of a throwing a big holiday party. • Consider serving a catered or takeout holiday meal. Many grocery stores and restaurants offer meals to go. • Start a new tradition. Host a potluck dinner where family or friends each bring a dish. 2. Involve the affected individual in holiday festivities People with memory loss can often share in activities. Here are a few ideas:

• Wrap gifts. • Bake favorite holiday recipes together. The person can stir batter or decorate cookies. • Set the table. Avoid centerpieces with candles and artificial fruits and berries that could be mistaken for edible snacks. • Talk about events to include in a holiday letter. • Listen to seasonal music together. • Read holiday cards you receive together. • Look through photo albums or scrapbooks. Reminisce about people in the pictures and past events. • Watch a favorite holiday movie together. 3. Celebrate at the care facility: • Join your loved one at the facility-planned holiday activities. • Bring a favorite holiday food to share. • Sing holiday songs. Ask if other residents can join in. • Read a favorite holiday story or poem out loud. For more caregiving tips and information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter website ( or call (800) 272-3900.

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El Monte Union High School District Names Teacher of the Year

by Anne Donofrio-Holter El Monte


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The El Monte Union High School District has named El Monte High School math teacher Melody Martinez as its Teacher of the Year for 201213. A teacher for 30 years, Martinez began her career in the Baldwin Park Unified School District before moving to Rosemead High School 23 years ago as the Interactive Mathematics Program site coordinator. In 2000, she transferred to El Monte High School where she “continues to strive to reach every student in her classroom with the dual goals of helping

students understand math and impressing on them the importance of being good people and responsible citizens.” “Melody Martinez is an outstanding teacher and human being,” said Superintendent Nick Salerno. “She pushes her students to achieve while simultaneously showing care and concern for them. This unique combination promotes student motivation and success.” “I care about my students and all they go through outside of my classroom,” said Martinez. “I strive to keep that in mind, but continue to keep

expectations high. As with so many teachers, it’s a balancing exercise every day.” According to Martinez, she knew by the time she was in fourth grade that she wanted to teach. As teaching is, and always has been, her passion, she does not have much time for outside hobbies. “My family is supportive and proud,” she said “In fact, my parents often attend Back to School Night to meet my students.” Honored to be named Teacher of the Year, Martinez also finds the tribute humbling.

“I work with so many dedicated and talented teachers,” she said. “However, until I am able to reach all of my students, I ask myself, how can I be Teacher of the Year?”

The Young Americans Host Workshop District Art Students at Rosemead High School Recognized by Anne Donofrio-Holter Rosemead

Rosemead High School recently hosted a three-day workshop sponsored by the City of Rosemead for third to twelfth graders conducted by The Young Americans international performing group. “More than 400 students in the community, including many from Rosemead High School, attended,” said Principal Keith Richardson. “Students were coached in singing, dancing and acting.” The workshop included instruction in vocal techniques, a vocal ensemble, an overall look at the Broadway theater, choreography, staging and sound techniques. No experience was necessary for the participants, just a desire to learn and have fun. “The Young Americans are focused on providing music education and performance

opportunity to young people around the world,” said a Young Americans spokesperson. “Our International Music Outreach tours promote the importance of music education by bringing workshops to students around the world.” Founded in 1962 by Milton C. Anderson, “during the 60’s and 70’s The Young Americans would appear on numerous variety shows, singing and dancing with entertainers such as Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis, Julie Andrews, Vic Damone, George Burns, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Henry Mancini, and Dean Martin. Eventually the group began touring internationally presenting concerts and musicals for presidents, heads of state, and audiences worldwide. Among its more than 3,000 alumni are professionals in music education, fine arts, mo-

tion pictures, television, radio, Broadway and recording.” “The Young Americans is dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world through music, dance, performance, academic education and cultural interaction among student members and their audiences,” added the spokesperson. “Everything culminated with a spectacular variety show held to a nearly sold out crowd in our newly reopened school auditorium,” said Richardson. “The efforts of The Young Americans and the hard work of their students was quite evident in the performance.” “It was a wonderful three days,” said one Rosemead High School student. “I am so glad I attended and I learned so much about performing.” “Everyone was so nice,” said another. “We all had a great time.” The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts provides an innovative and creative leaning environment that fosters artistic, intellectual and personal growth for those interested in becoming performers or art educators.

by Anne Donofrio-Holter El Monte

Once again, the El Monte Union High School District’s many talented art students had a very successful showing of their skills at this year’s Los Angeles County Fair’s America’s Kids Art Competition. The students captured over 271 awards, including many first place recognitions, in the areas of 2-D art, crafts and ceramics. All winning entries were on display during the entire run of the fair this past September and the students were honored by the District at a reception earlier this month at Arroyo High School. This year’s reception, spearheaded by the District’s Liz Alonso, Diana Flores, Sabrina Fernandez, Michael Munayco and Linda Vallejo, was one of the best according to El Monte High School Art Chair John Kovac. Arroyo High School Art Chair Rick Riassetto agreed that “it was a fantastic exhibit.” Arroyo High School art instructor Rob

Sutton not only praised his students’ art work, but that of students from the other District schools. “Our District art students lead the way in exhibitions throughout the year,” said Kovac. “The Women’s Club Art Show, the water and power exhibit, the 32nd Congressional District Art Show and the Spirit show are just a few of the exhibits that our fabulous art students participate in each year.” “While we have so many talented students throughout our District, this evening we are proud to recognize our art students for their exceptional artistic ability,” said Superintendent Nick Salerno. “Congratulations to each and every student for their submission and a special recognition to their supportive teachers.” Music for the event was provided by the El Monte High School music department.

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Stage Coach Restoration …. The Autry National Center of the American West at Griffith Park is one of the most renowned museums in the United States. Their Native American, firearm, western film and American Western art collections are considered the most valued and unique collections of their kind. The Autry is more than a museum; it’s also a preserver of historical artifacts. One such example of their restoration skills is the restoration of an 1855 Concord Mail Coach. The builder of the Coach was Lewis Downing of Concord, New Hampshire with ironwork provided by J.G Chesley. Research determined that the coach was part of fleet vehicle number 65 and its serial number was 69. The Stage Coach was part of the fleet driven under the direction of the California Stage Company line which operated in the Gold Rush era in California. The coach was painted with bright colors, decorative paint artwork and custom interior settings. James Birch was owner of the line whose operations began in 1854. It could carry 9 passengers inside along with luggage on top. However, in case more room for passengers was needed as many as 12 more passengers could be carried on top, of course with no luggage included on the trip. Horses in teams of 6 or 8 were used to pull the coach which was managed by a driver with an armed guard next to him. In addition to mail and packages being carried on the coach, gold was also included as part of the manifest. This required a guard who was trustworthy, brave and very resourceful. The Concord Mail Stage Coach on display at the Autry was used in Northern California, probably in the Gold Rush country. What happened to mail coach 69 after the gold rush era is anyone’s guess. What is known is that the coach was acquired by NSGW Ramona Parlor #109. It had been varnished with black layers and was nicknamed ‘Old Smokey’ as some thought it was damaged in a fire. Ramona Parlor maintained the coach, using it in pa-

rades, and displaying it in its facility. In 1993, The Autry acquired coach number 69 from Ramona Parlor and began restoration efforts. In 1997, after carefully removing the dark varnish, the original painted images were revealed in vivid details. In addition, the restoration of the interior of the coach revealed more unique artwork, and conservation efforts led to the repair of missing leather pieces and upholstery. Using the skills of Thomas M. Tehee and an award from the Library of Museum and Library Services, Concord Mail Coach Number 65 was finally restored. Today, it is on display at the Autry Museum as a testament to the world of exquisitely hand-painted and designed Stage Coaches used during the California Gold Rush era.

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Temple City Unified’s PTA Groups to Host Blood Drive by Chelsea Dickerson Temple City

Cloverly Elementary School and La Rosa Elementary Schools’ PTAs are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and a “Be the Match” National Marrow Donor Drive on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Rosa Elementary, 9301 La Rosa Drive.

Help the City of Rosemead Provide Food and Toys for the Needy by David Montgomery-Scott Rosemead

The holiday season is a season for giving, and the City of Rosemead is urging residents to give in support of those in need. Rosemead’s annual Canned Food and Toy Drive is underway through December 12, 2013. Decorated bins can be found throughout the community where people can donate canned or dry foods and new

toys. Locations include: • Janson, Encinita, Shuey, and Savannah Elementary Schools and Muscatel Middle School • Rosemead and Garvey Parks • Rosemead City Hall, Rosemead Library, and Garvey Community Center Donations are provided to People for People. People

for People has been serving Rosemead and the San Gabriel Valley for nearly three decades. They ensure that every item goes directly to help someone in need this Christmas. Please give generously. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 569-2160.

He has an older sister and enjoys piano, violin, drawing, writing literature, clay modeling, basketball, and Lego building. Jeffrey said, “The best things about Cloverly are the new computer labs, the Spirit Rallies, and games played during P.E.” The best thing that ever happened was becoming Student of the Month. If he could change one thing it would be to have kids play more games outside than online. Personal goals are to build a starship that could send people to other planets and back, become an author, travel around the world, and learn different languages and instruments. Nicholas is 11 years old and in Mrs. Saldana’s class. He has three older sisters and enjoys playing soccer. Nicholas said, “The best things about Cloverly are the good campus and the nice teachers and staff.” The best thing that ever happened was when he scored his first soccer goal. If he could change one thing it would be that people not do bad things. Personal goals are to build an amusement park for all ages, become better in school and soccer, and help people that are in need on

money and food. Devan is 14 years old and has a brother and sister. He enjoys baseball, football, and drawing. Devan said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the awesome teachers, the cool Principals, and all my friends.” The best thing that ever happened was finding $20 on the ground. If he could change one thing it would have been to be a better student last year. Personal goals are to build a baseball field for Oak, keep his grades up, get a scholarship to USC or UCLA, and convince his mom to stay in Temple City. Mililani is 13 years old and has an older brother and sister. She enjoys school auxiliaries, baking, food, culture, and learning the Korean language. Mililani said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the amazing teachers, education standards, and the effort the staff put into Oak Avenue.” The best thing that ever happened was going to Washington D.C. and other east coast cities in the 5th Grade. Personal goals are to get an A in Math, get into an honors class for her Freshman year, and to one day speak fluent Korean.

Kiwanis Club Students of the Month by Jerry Jambazian Temple City

We honored four outstanding students from Cloverly and Oak Avenue. Accompanying the students from Cloverly was Mrs. Sally Stokes and Ms. Amanda Kasuyama from Oak Avenue. Jeffrey is 11 years old and in Mrs. Stokes’ class.

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Temple City High Annual Holiday Extravaganza “A Holiday to Remember” by Matt Byers Temple City

It is that time again…the holiday season! You won’t want to miss showcase performances

by Brighter Side Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Honors Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, Auxiliaries, a

“special” number by the faculty, and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus himself! The grand finale to the

concert will be the traditional singing of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus with full choir and orchestra, includ-

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ing Vocal Arts alumni. To purchase tickets, call the Temple City High School Activities Office at 626-548-5160 or you may also purchase online at www.templecitybrighterside. org. Tickets will be emailed to you, to be printed, and then scanned at the door. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:00 p.m. Historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel Reserved Seating: $12 and $15 General Admission: $10; Children $7.







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FANVIEW By Joe Torosian

Question Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater set a new NFL record on Sunday by kicking a 64-yard field goal against the Tennessee Titans. Another Denver kicker, Jason Elam, tied the previous mark of 63 in 1998 but do you know who was the first to set the mark at 63? Hint: He did it in 1970 and there was something very unique about this kicker. Hint #2: He later kicked for the Los Angeles Rams. Quote of The Weekend ‘’I think we heard people talk bad about us all year. This wasn’t the first week where we heard people say negative things about us as an offense or as a football team.”---Michigan State sophomore quarterback Connor Cook after leading the Spartans to a 34-24 victory over Ohio State on Saturday Prep Football Paraclete, which defeated Monrovia last week in the Mid-Valley division semifinals, 22-21, lost in the championship game this past Friday night to San Dimas 20-14. For San Dimas title is its second since defeating Monrovia in 2009. Of interest is Saints head coach Bill Zernickow’s father played at Temple City, as did San Dimas defensive coordinator Brian Mustain, as well as receivers coach Matt Lopez. Did You Know...? The longest field goal in NCAA history is 67-yards held by three individuals: Russell Erxleben, Texas (1977). Steve Little, Arkansas (1977). Joe Williams, Wichita State (1978). Who made the playoffs in 2012-2013 in Girls Basketball? Made: Arroyo, Gabrielino, El Monte, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Monrovia, Baldwin Park, Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia, Duarte, South El Monte. Missed: Mt. View, Alhambra, Sierra Vista, La Puente, Temple City. Boys Basketball Note The El Monte Lions boys basketball team has busted out to a 6-2 start. The last three seasons combined they have just 14 wins total. Give a high-five head coach Eric Tabatabai for hanging tough. Girls Basketball Note Arroyo Lady Knights head coach Mike Gorball has won 368 games and lost 246 since taking the program over in the fall of 1991. For the record is 2-0 this season. Happy Birthday this week to:

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wide receiver/Mid Valley News reporter Matt Schuler turns 27. 12/13: Former Arroyo football player George Hsieh (age N/A) 12/15: El Monte American fixture Albert Juarez turns 44. 12/15: Rosemead football coach Marc Paramo (age N/A) 12/17: Former Arroyo wide receiver Hunter Duran turns 20. 12/17: Former Monrovia/ Pasadena City College center Dean Bisterfeldt (Currently at attending Ottawa University in Kansas) turns 21. Contact Joe at Follow Joe on Twitter at @ joet13b Listen to “The Joe Show” every Wednesday (6:P.M.) at

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Wrestling Update

El Monte High School Wrestling team. Photo courtesy of Gilbert Garcia

John Callahan Wrestling Memorial The El Monte High School wrestling team will be hosting the John Callahan Wrestling Memorial on December 14 in the EMHS gymnasium. The El Monte High School Alumni Association will be running the snack bar to raise money for our young cubs scholarship fund. If you would like to come out and give us a hand or attend the tournament please do so. “We would like to have as many fellow wrestlers attend

this event. Coach Callahan was one of our best wrestling coaches in the 60’s and 70’s,” says event contact person Gilbert Garcia. “He was well loved by all his wrestlers and they are holding this event in his honor. Please share this and call or contact your wrestling teammates from the past and ask them to attend. If you need more info contact me.” Gilbert Garcia can be reached through Facebook. Louie Madrigal’s West Coast Classic

The 48 team double elimination tournament will be held at Rosemead High School December 20 & 21. Among the local schools slated to participate are; Arroyo Baldwin Park, El Monte, Monrovia, and Rosemead. The tournament is named after the late legendary Panthers wrestling coach Louie Madrigal. Over recent years the West Coast Classic’s reputation has continued to grow as it features eight mats, and electronic score clocks.

‘The Mid’ Area Basketball Round Ups Girls Basketball Rosemead 55 La Puente 11 (12-2) The Lady Panthers got 18 points from Bridget Phu and 13 from Amy Iem as they cruised to an easy victory last Monday night over the Warriors. Iem also contributed six steals and three blocks as Rosemead held La Puente scoreless in the first quarter.

Boys Basketball Gabrielino 79 San Gabriel 39 (12-3)

This crosstown battle was dominated by the Eagles as they put four different players in double figures to get the win. Eli Peters scored 22 points, Grant Kirchhoff 20, Bryan Phan 15 (10-of-12 from the foul line), and Brendan Lam added 12. El Monte 42 Vaughn 33 (12-5)

The Lions off to their best start in over a decade cruised to their sixth win of the season thanks to a strong defense and Edward Dominguez’s 14 points and 11 rebounds. El Monte also got 11 points and 5 boards from Justin Lam South El Monte 68 Alhambra 65 (12-6)

The Eagles used an 18-8 run in the third quarter to get separation and hold on for the victory against the Moors at home. Eduardo Hernandez led South with 18 points, 12 rebounds and three assists. Marcos Lopez and Alex Ortiz each added 12 points in the win.

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The Peterson Principal By Tim Peterson

It was a really a no brainer for Norwalk Coach Jesse Ceniceros. With just over three minutes left in the game, he would have his kicker Jorge Perez boot a chip shot field goal, take an 11 point lead and eventually run out the clock to win the Southeast Division championship. It was a pretty ordinary decision. However nothing was ordinary in this game. Instead of Norwalk taking a 32-21 lead and putting a choke hold on the victory, La Serna’s Tony Ceron bolted through and blocked the 21-yard attempt. The ball took a nice bounce into the arms of Kevin Ramos who raced 95 yards for a touchdown. A Frankie Palmer run tied the game at 29 and just like that the tide had completely turned. If you were anywhere but Titan Stadium on the campus of Cal State Fullerton Saturday night you missed a high school game for the ages. It’s commonly said that the game had a little bit of everything. It’s difficult to find something that this one didn’t have. There were six lead changes in the contest and more back and forths than a Wimbledon Final. Norwalk led, then La Serna. Then Norwalk, then La Serna at the half. Then Norwalk came back and seemingly gained control before La Serna miraculously tied it. Norwalk led twice more in the overtime sessions before La Serna miraculously again pulled it out. Whew! “The Lord works in mysterious ways,” Palmer said trying to explain it. “It was just game of momentum. They had it. Then we had it,” La Serna Coach Margarito Beltran said. There were great plays made by great players. Palmer scrambled nearly the width of the field before finding Matthew Rosales for the game winning touchdown pass in the second overtime. Rashaad Penny did everything for Norwalk except tape the ankles of players before the game. He scored running and catching the ball. There were several tough coaching decisions. Beltran elected to go for it on fourth and nine from his own 22 with over six minutes left. That one didn’t work. He later decided to go for a game winning touchdown on fourth down instead of a game tying field goal. That one worked out pretty well. In hindsight, Ceniceros could have opted to go for a touchdown instead of a field goal. But really, who could have predicted that

outcome? There was the weather – temperatures dipping into the low thirties. Yet despite that both Ceniceros and Beltran wore shorts. There was atmosphere-Titan Stadium was bursting out the seams with approximately 8,000 fans. And yes there were a couple of bad plays. A bad Norwalk snap on a punt led to a La Serna touchdown in the first half. A La Serna fumble early in the third quarter led to a Norwalk score. And the bizarre-the blocked field goal and Ramos’ touchdown. Unfortunately someone had to lose and it was Norwalk. But fortunately it was one of the greatest (the greatest?) high school games I’ve ever seen. And from here on out, people while always compare future CIF Championship games to La Serna-Norwalk 2013. That’s my principle. Tim can be reached at

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‘The Mid’ Area Boys Basketball Scoreboard 12/2 Colony 84 Sierra Vista 34 El Monte 65 Lakeview Charter 47 Diamond Ranch 62 Arroyo 19 12/3 Bosco Tech 52 Bassett 38 Gabrielino 79 San Gabriel 39 Schurr 53 Mt. View 39 La Puente 62 Garfield 51 Colony 83 Baldwin Park 26 El Monte 55 Ivy Academia 23 12/4 Bosco Tech 44 Mt. View 33 Gabrielino 71 South East 26

Los Altos 66 San Gabriel 32 Monrovia 86 Duarte 56 Walnut 89 La Puente 55 Baldwin Park 51 Sierra Vista 45 Gladstone 42 South El Monte 39 12/5 Schurr 46 Bosco Tech 39 Los Altos 63 Gabrielino 54 Mt. View 55 Bassett 39 South Hills 67 La Puente 45 Rowland 71 Baldwin Park 34 El Monte 42 Vaughn 33

12/6 Gabrielino 77 Bosco Tech 32 Bell Gardens 74 La Puente 61 Aquinas 59 Sierra Vista 47 South El Monte 68 Alhambra 65 Buckley 70 El Monte 35

‘The Mid’ Area Girls Basketball Scoreboard 12/2 Rosemead 55 La Puente 11 La Habra 49 Gabrielino 39 Santa Margarita 70 Baldwin Park 47 Duarte 65 Sotomayor 36

Norco 73 Gabrielino 45 Paramount 69 Baldwin Park 48 Glendale 50 Duarte 36 Pomona Catholic 59 South El Monte 11

12/3 Torres 48 El Monte 28 South Hills 61 Sierra Vista 15 Los Altos 55 Mt. View 21 San Gabriel 57 Price 32

12/4 Arroyo 55 Artesia 29 Sierra Vista 36 Mt. View 27 Immaculate Heart 42 Monrovia 30 12/5

Mt. View 33 Mendez 30 San Gabriel 52 Immaculate Heart 42 Gabrielino 58 San Dimas 35 El Rancho 60 Baldwin Park 33 Alta Loma 53 Duarte 43 12/6 Arroyo 47 Temple City 30 12/7 Lawndale 38 San Gabriel 27


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Gabrielino girls head coach Tim Shima enters his eighth season helming the Eagles.Photo by Joe Torosian

‘The Mid’ Area Boys Soccer Top 10 Arroyo was a pre-season favorite, but are facing a challenging in the Mission Valley League from the Rosemead Panthers. The Panthers are coached by Julio Yepez who kicked for the football team in 2001. El Monte got a nice win over a strong Baldwin Park team. 1. Sierra Vista Dons: 3-0-0 2. Rosemead Panthers: 3-0-1 3. Monrovia Wildcats: 3-0-1 4. Baldwin Park Braves: 3-1-2 5. El Monte Lions: 1-0-0 6. South El Monte Eagles: 1-0-0 7. Rio Hondo Prep Kares: 1-0-0 8. Arroyo Knights: 1-0-2

9. Mt. View Vikings: 1-0-2 10. Duarte Falcons: 1-1-0 Others: Temple City (1-2-1), Arcadia (1-2), Gabrielino (01-1), La Puente (0-2-0), Alhambra (0-3-1), San Gabriel (0-2), Bosco Tech (0-2).

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A “Sentimental Journey” on a Sunday Afternoon

Congresswoman Grace Napolitano Visits Magnolia Learning Center by Michele Earle El Monte

by Mary Louise Labrucherie El Monte

Congresswoman Grace Napolitano visits the Magnolia Learning Center to share her plans for a School-based mental health program on the campus

First row dancers: Adrian Flores, Alyssa Ramirez, Wilber Perez, Leah Acosta, John Valenzuela, Alanna Ramos and Ariana Lopez. Second row actors: Michael Martinez, Ethan Tat, Audrey Figueroa, Nicholas Fowler, Calista Del Toro, Bernadette Fonseca, Andre Quintana. Third row actors: Danny Olmos, Gavin Spillard, Galilea Ocampo, Edgar Castro, Jorge Ramirez, Javier Orozco, Nathanael Demetrio, Victoria Andrade, Isaiah Saavedra, Heidi Luu, Jesse Rosas, Joshua Flores-Mayorga, Abigail Alacio, Jasmin Galvan and Anthony Alvarez.

Students of Dean L. Shively Middle School presented a play called, “A Sentimental Journey,” at the El Monte Historical Society Quarterly Meeting and Tea, in commemoration of the Valle Lindo School District’s 150th Anniversary. As historical pictures were flashed on the stage projector screen, students dressed in period costumes gave short vignettes of people who played a major part in the District’s formation (pictured above). Characters in the play included: Mr. and Mrs. James Durfee, who obtained the District’s first set of free textbooks; James Lewis, who petitioned the State to establish the District in 1863; President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, who came to

congratulate the District; Trustee Otto Kruse, who served from 1944-1956 during the time the Army Corps of Engineers took over the Temple School property; alumni Albert Briano class of 1937, Benny Jaso class of 1939, and Marty Martinez class of 1942, who told childhood school stories; Richard Nixon, who as a U.S. Senator, helped the District obtain federal funding for a new school; beloved Principal Emma Ebby, who served the District from 1916-1938; and Principal Marjorie Kimbell, who served the District from 1928-1965 and who was responsible for obtaining the funding for the school’s bell tower that houses the school bell purchased in 1878 from F.P.F. Temple.

The last act was that of character Dean L. Shively, who served as the District’s superintendent for twentyseven years and “who now looks over the District as a ‘Shively Saint’ and is proud of the District’s high test scores and award winning schools.” Intermittently throughout the play, students performed dances of the era including the 1920s Charleston, 1944 Jitterbug Swing, and 1950s Hand Jive to help the audience keep cognizant of the moving history and various eras of the District. The audience attending the Sunday afternoon event gave the students a standing ovation. Homemade sandwiches and desserts were served and provided by the El Monte Women’s Club.

Congresswoman Grace Napolitano visited Mountain View School District’s Magnolia Learning Center (MLC) to announce her plans to include MLC in her network of school based mental health services. The District received a grant which is part of the Congresswoman’s Mental Health in Schools Act which provides increased federal funding for therapists and mental health services in schools. To date, Napolitano has established school based mental health services in 18 area schools within the 32nd congressional district she serves. The new program at MLC will provide on-site counseling and therapy for students regardless of whether they have insurance. Counseling services will be provided by licensed mental health professionals from Pacific Clinics. The school based program has proven to be tremendously successful in helping students overcome mental health issues and improving quality of life for them and their families. “Stigma is the biggest thing we need to erase,” said Napolitano. “Parents, students and families need to know it is okay to seek support.”

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 in 5 U.S. children and adolescents have some form of mental health issue, while 70 percent of adolescents with mental health issues do not receive care. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to partner with Congresswoman Napolitano and Pacific Clinics to provide support on campus for our students and families,” said Lillian Maldonado French, Mountain View School District Superintendent. “In a focus group conducted by the California Community Foundation, the number one issue community members here in El Monte wanted to have more of was mental health services. In today’s world there are so many challenges our youngsters face and having someone to talk to and help them deal with the stress in their life right at school will be very helpful.” “Our children are worth it and we need to do all we can to help them achieve their goals,” said Napolitano. “I’m looking forward to the services starting here at MLC and my dream would be to see school based clinics in every school.”

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Aliso Creek Road, #116, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, una Respuesta a la queja que se adjunta hacia usted, en un plazo de 20 días después de esta convocatoria hacia usted, excluidos el día de servicio. Además debe presentar con Secretario de la Corte, cuya dirección se indica a continuación, una respuesta formal por escrito a la reclamación, junto con los pertinentes derechos de inscripción, de conformidad con el reglamento de la Corte. De no hacerlo así, sentencia en rebeldía será tomada contra usted para el alivio exigida en la denuncia. Esta acción se llevó a recuperar una sentencia disolviendo el matrimonio existente entre usted y el demandante. El servidor dedicado a almacenamiento certifica que este documento no contiene el número de la seguridad social de cualquier persona.

File No. 2013227204. ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MODERN AMERICAN EXPRESSIONS, 5106 N BURTON AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL,CA 91776, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ANA ESPINOSA RYDMAN PHOTOGRAPHY, 5106 N BURTON AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ESPINOSA PHOTOGRAPHY, 5106 N BURTON AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL,CA 91776, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ESPINOSA RYDMAN PHOTOGRAPHY, 5106 N BURTON AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, RYDMAN PHOTOGRAPHY, 5106 N BURTON AVENUE, SAN GABRIEL,CA 91776, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Registered Owner(s): ANA MARIA ESPINOSA RYDMAN, 5106 N BURTON AVENUE, SANGABRIEL, CA 91776. This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name on OWNER. Notice – This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before that time. The filing of the statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 11.20.2013, 11.27.2013, 12.04.2013, 12.11.2013 MID VALLEY NEWS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013230949. ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ANDRADES INCOME TAX & BOOKEEPING SERVICE, 2702 TYLER AVE., EL MONTE, CA 91733, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Registered Owner(s): ANA PANTOJA, 926 W VINE AVE, WEST COVINA, CA 91790. This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name on OWNER. Notice – This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before that time. The filing of the statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 11.27.2013, 12.04.2013, 12.11.2013, 12.18.2013 MID VALLEY NEWS

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: PAULO JORGE PINA (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): PAULO JORGE PINA, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: SHEILA MARIE WRIGHT (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): CASE NUMBER: 13DF0443 THE STATE OF NEVADA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: NOTICE! You are hereby SUMMONED and required to serve upon plaintiff, SHEILA MARIE WRIGHT, whose address is 23511 Aliso Creek Road, #116, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, an Answer to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of Service. In addition you must file with Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written answer to the complaint, along with the appropriate filing fees, in accordance with the rules of the Court. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought to recover a judgment dissolving the contract of marriage existing between you and the Plaintiff. The filer certifies that this document does not contain the social security number of any person.


When a substantial change (i.e. adding an activity, canceling an activity or redirecting funds) is proposed to the City Action Plan, the City requires that the public be notified and a Public Hearing be held to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed substantial changes. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to concerned members of the public that the City of El Monte is proposing to amend its 2013-2014 One-Year Action Plan. If approved, the proposed amendment will allocate up to $131,253 in Emergency Shelter Grant funds to a homeless service provider to pay for emergency shelter and transitional housing operation and rehabilitation costs. CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT:

Dated this: (Fecha Este): 16 day of (Dia De): October, 2013

The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): RENO OFFICE 338 CALIFORNIA AVE. RENO NV 89509 Tel: 775.322.5357

EL ESTADO DE NEVADA ENVÍA SALUDOS A LOS MENCIONADOS DEMANDADO: AVISO! Usted se queda CONVOCADO y obligados a servir al demandante, SHEILA MARIE WRIGHT, cuya dirección es 23511

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File No. 2013245033. ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LOS COMPAS AUTO PARTS, 10619 VALLEY MALL, EL MONTE, CA 91731, LOS ANGELES COUNTY,

File No. 2013211613. ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MH MACHINE WORKS, 2319 TROY AVENUE UNIT 5, SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733, LOS ANGELES COUNTY,

Registered Owner(s): MAURICIO ROSALES, 3813 MERCED AVE, BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706. This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name on OWNER.

Registered Owner(s): ENRIQUE HIDALGO, 112344 LIME PL, CHINO, CA 91710. This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name on OWNER.

Notice – This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before that time. The filing of the statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is: CAMILA FELIX LOPEZ The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alchoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 4136 PECK RD SUITE 103 EL MONTE, CA 91732-2248 Type of License applied for:

41- On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place



The City of El Monte encourages citizen participation in the planning process. A Public Hearing to solicit input from interested citizens regarding this proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2013-2014 One Year Action Plan will be held on January 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the El Monte City Council Chambers, located at 11333 E. Valley Boulevard, City Hall East, El Monte, California. A copy of the report is on file and available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office at the address noted below Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Clerk by: (Secretario): TED THRAN, Deputy (Adjunto): P. GREGORY The name and Address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, County of Nevada P.O. BOX 218, MINDEN, NV 89423

The City of El Monte is an entitlement jurisdiction that receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Shelter/Solutions Grant (ESG) funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a condition to receiving these funds, each year the City must submit to HUD a One-Year Action Plan that explains how the City intends to invest these federal funds toward meeting its community development, and affordable housing needs.

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El Monte City Clerk’s Office, City Hall East, 11333 E. Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA El Monte Housing Division, City Hall West, 11333 E. Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA

Written comments will be accepted at the El Monte Housing Division at the address listed above until 5:00 PM, January 15, 2014. NOTE:

It is the intention of the City of El Monte to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects. The City of El Monte will attempt to accommodate attendees in every reasonable manner. Please contact Diane Cotto at least 72 hours prior to the above scheduled public hearing to establish need and to determine if additional accommodation is feasible.


For more information, call Diane Cotto, Housing Consultant for the City of El Monte Economic Development Department, at (626) 580-2080, or via e-mail at


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Aries Your interest in cultural activities powers up early in the week, so see if you can scout out a new gallery or find a concert that sounds appealing -- you’re always looking out for new stuff!

Taurus Your easy charm works magic on people on Monday and Tuesday -- especially those who are visiting your home, city or country for the first time.

Gemini Your closest personal relationships get very interesting this week. You should find yourself focused on one person early on, though you may want to reach out to others in your life if you have the time.

ACROSS 1. Dandruff manufacturer 6. Third degree 9. Mop 13. Spot for boutonnière 14. Oahu greeting gift 15. Boxer’s move 16. Gladiators’ battlefield 17. *Yours, when texting 18. Village V.I.P. 19. *As opposed to calling 21. *Following dial tone 23. Lennon’s wife 24. *It’s spoken 25. *E-mail was invented by this school’s alum 28. Marvel Comics hammer wielder 30. Building material 35. Can be strong on those not bathed 37. Wading bird 39. Sign up again 40. Hindu princess 41. Clan emblem 43. Like top-notch accommodations 44. Seven days postmortem 46. Largest volcano in Europe 47. Test choice 48. Between Paleocene and Oligocene 50. *Do it to email before sending? 52. “C’___ la vie!” 53. Start of some scotch names 55. Petting spot 57. *Raised dots 61. *Bottled on water 65. Jousting pole 66. Bit of sunshine 68. Comparative of hale 69. Weasel’s aquatic cousin 70. Lodge 71. Augmenting 72. Turned to the right, as in horse 73. Pilot’s estimate 74. Makes full DOWN 1. Fence part 2. C in TLC 3. Kilimanjaro top, e.g. 4. Slow, musically speaking

5. Lamentation 6. Blatant promotion 7. ___ Royal Highness 8. ABBA’s genre 9. Auction off 10. Dry riverbed 11. Bread maker 12. Ship wrecker 15. Torch holder 20. Result of pitcher’s dominance 22. Pendulum’s path 24. *Type of words less common these days 25. *Dots and dashes code 26. Popular potato 27. Gin’s partner 29. Symphony member 31. Patty ____ 32. Accustom 33. “Sexus” and “Plexus” partner 34. *It’s character-limited 36. Gauche or Droite in Paris 38. *Email button 42. Grain of Mesoamerica 45. Hook, line and sinker person 49. Building addition 51. Comedian Daniel and reggae musician Peter 54. Chill-inducing 56. Japanese port 57. *It features postings 58. First-____ 59. Pot contribution 60. Coffee choice 61. Mimicking bird 62. Came down 63. Type of pool 64. Units of work 67. Colony-living insectTangelo 59. *Type of fungus 60. Formally surrender 61. Heroic poem 62. Agitate 63. Shag rug 65. Swerve 67. Insult

Cancer You have a slightly harder time fitting into your social life than usual today, though that doesn’t mean you should just cloister yourself away!

Leo You begin the week feeling fantastic and ready to explore your surroundings, especially if there’s something new about them.

Virgo You’re the responsible one as the week begins, keeping yourself focused and on track even as your friends and family seem obsessed with spring fever.

Libra Your brainy energy is the perfect antidote to any bad mood your friends are having early this week -- share your quirky ideas with them and watch their faces light up!


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Big ideas are having a greater influence on you than usual on Monday and Tuesday -- even stuff that seems totally unrelated to your recent obsession goes through the filter, with interesting results.

To really enjoy this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, take the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena and skip the tra;c and parking hassles. All Metro Rail lines will run overnight on December 31 to help you make your connections. Plan your trip at


Work has begun to connect the future Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension to the existing Sierra Madre Villa Station. The 11.5-mile light rail extension will run from the Metro Gold Line’s current terminus in Pasadena to Azusa and is currently scheduled to open in 2016. Construction updates and closure schedules available at

You’re full of surprises as the week begins, showing everyone why they love you so much with your jokes, gifts and games. Keep it up and see what happens next!

Capricorn It’s vital that you keep yourself on track on Monday and Tuesday -- there are distractions aplenty, and if you don’t maintain some semblance of discipline, you can expect to have to make up for lost time later.

Aquarius It’s your job to marshal the forces and get them moving on Monday and Tuesday, even if you don’t feel all that organized yourself!

Foothill Extension Construction Continues

Get free credit for Metro ExpressLanes Help your friends and family get through tra;c faster using Metro ExpressLanes. Right now, receive $10 in toll credit for every new sign-up you refer. The lanes are toll-free for carpools, vanpools and motorcycles, and available for a toll to single drivers. All you need is a FasTrak transponder. Open your account today at ®

East LA College Transit Center Opens Seven bus bays and a safe passenger pick-up and drop-o= zone are features of the new East LA College Transit Center. Metro provided funding for the project, which opened last month in Monterey Park. Metro, Montebello Bus Lines and the Monterey Park Spirit will serve the center.

Pisces Don’t worry too much if things seem to be working against you early this week -- you can rely on a little shot of luck just when you need it most! @metrolosangeles

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