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Vol. 51, No.9

Serving the San Gabriel Valley Since 1966

Feburary 27, 2013

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Cleminson Student Wins District Spelling BEE by Shirley Burkhardt

Derek Lam, a sixth grader in Melissa Macias’s class at Cleminson School won the El Monte City School District annual sixth grade spelling bee. Jessica Lucky Liu from Rio Hondo School was the runner up. Other students that participated as representatives of their schools were: Ivy Huynh, Cherrylee; Grencewincel Garing, Columbia; Alena Perez, Cortada; Michele Tong, Durfee; David Ho, Gidley; Veronica Castro, Le Gore; An Le, New Lexington; Kristy Ngo, Potrero; Carlos Lopez, Rio Vista; Tabitha Hernandez, Wilkerson; and Vy Le, Wright If you would like the

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Video Game Addicts Getting Hooked on Piano For any parent struggling with a child addicted to video games, a new app is under development that can transform “gamers” into piano virtuosos. Piano teacher Andy Fling has struck a chord with kids who love video games, and

also love banging away on a piano or electric keyboard. For kids, the thought of learning piano can conjure up image of tedious hours with a stern piano teacher. But when these same kids are able to combine learning piano with

by Andrew Fling

their natural tendency to play video games, a whole new world opens up for them. “I’ve taught thousands of kids to play piano over the last twenty years, and learned a long time ago that kids learn best when they’re having Video Game continued to pg 8

Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Promotes Reading

El Monte,

by Michele Earle

Students at Voorhis Elementary School in the Mountain View School District took a reading adventure on the Zig Zag Sea as Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre presented the play Jay and E and the Zig Zag Sea. The students were captivated by the humorous performance which followed the adventures of a boy named Jay whose biggest fear is reading. As part of Kaiser’s Literacy Promotion Program, the educational theatre is designed to inspire and encourage students to read. The key concepts for the program are to tackle new words one sound at a time, listen and respond appropriately to verbal instructions and that reading is fun and an important skill to build. The kindergarten through third grade students engaged in the interactive play and helped Jay sound out words on his journey across the Zig Zag Sea as he realized he shouldn’t be afraid to read. In addition to the musical play, the performers presented a Bookshare in the classrooms, sharing a book and activity to encourage students to

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read and explore new words at school and at home. “This program is absolutely fantastic!” said Carolina Galaviz, Voorhis principal. “The performers are great and the entire program really motivates our students to read. We appreciate Kaiser’s educational outreach which is so beneficial to students and schools.” At the conclusion of the Bookshare, the actor/educators presented each student with a new book. The kindergartners and first graders were excited to receive “Duck on a Bike” and the second and third graders were happy to get “The Magic School Bus – Sunset of the Sabor Tooth.” Georgina Gonzalez, second grade teacher, was greatly impressed with the Educational Theatre presentation and appreciated the great inspiration it provided for reading. “This was awesome!” She said. “The interaction with the students and having them read words and sentences were great. I know my students will talk about this for a long time.” As the final part of the

Literacy Promotion Program, a parent workshop, titled “World of Words” will be held where facilitators will provide updated facts on how literacy impacts children’s health and well-being. They

will also lead a discussion of how families can easily and inexpensively incorporate a print rich environment into everyday life and make a huge, positive impact on their child’s reading skills.

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local E V E N T S B OA R D Savannah Memorial Cemetery Open House SAVANNAH MEMORIAL CEMETERY, will be hosting an Open House on Saturday March 16th and 23rd from 10AM - 1PM. Burial and crematory plots will be on sale. Prices start at $400. The cemetery is located at 9263 Valley Boulevard in Rosemead. Everyone is welcome.

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Manufacturing and Production Job Fair WhiteWave Foods is hosting a Manufacturing and Production Job Fair March 13th at the City of Industry Expo Center, 16200 Temple Avenue, City of Industry. Interested Applicants can apply to the website www. dairymfgjobs.com or may

visit the event from 7am to 3pm. Positions include: Production, Dockloaders and Maintenance. All positions are for work hours of 11pm - 7:30 am. Prior Food Manufacturing is a plus.

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Brookside Mobile Park Fundraiser Brookside Mobile Park, this is an opportunity to participate in a Fundraiser for the residents. You may purchase tamales from Enrique's Tamales

from now until Saturday, March 2nd and 100% of the sales will benefit the residents of Brookside Mobile Park.

Be A Principal for a Day We are proud to offer two opportunities to be a "Principal for a Day" at the El Monte Union High School and the El Monte City School District The El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the El Monte Union High School District is proud to present Be a "Principal for a Day" Thursday, March 7, 2013 The El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the El Monte City School District is proud to present Be a "Principal for a Day" Wednesday, March 13, 2013 The day will start with coffee and donuts at 8:00 AM or so at the Chamber Office - then off to a high school from 9 :00 AM to 11:30 AM - then back to the Chamber for a nice lunch at noon. Please contact the Chamber office at 626-443-0180 and make your reservation today.

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Around Town by Mavis Hansen Enjoy these last days of February and look forward to March and all the fun that St. Patrick’s, the wearing of the green day, March 31, will bring. Easter will be early this year, being celebrated on Sunday, March 31. What began as an observance of 'National Random Acts of Kindness Week' each February, has now become an annual day of recognition for many volunteers who are club members in the San Gabriel Valley District of Women's Clubs. Each local club has the opportunity to submit one entrant to be recognized and honored as a "Kindness Angel of the Year" at the SGVD Annual Fashion Show. The criteria are minimal: Participant must have been a member for at least one year and performed a random act of kindness. Club activities are not considered. On Saturday, February 23, 2013, fifteen women were recognized by their local club as a Kindness Angel of the Year and honored in a special ceremony. Those attending the presentation were: Edna White, Baldwin Park W.C.; Ina Ruan, Covina W.C.; Joan Tucker, Diamond Bar W.C.; Aja Enriquez, Duarte W. C.; Ruth VanKorlaar, Federated East Valley W.C.; Theresa Velasco, El Monte W.C.; Geri Kleinpell, Hacienda Heights W.C.; Vickie Guagliardo, La Crescenta W.C.; Lisa Castaneda, Montebello W.C.; Audrey Robinson, Monterey Park W.C.; Virginia Lucero, Pio Pico W.C.; Sheila Pierce, Sierra Madre W.C.; Dee Chambers, Walnut Valley W.C.; Tani Rosas, West Covina W.C. and Sally Ehrheart, Woman's Club of South Pasadena. Congratulations to all these wonderful earth angels. San Gabriel Valley District Kindness Angel of the Year Chairman is Mary Matson. The San Gabriel Valley District, GFWC California Federation of Women's Clubs held their annual fashion show "Starlight Dreams" on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel, 2200 E. Holt Boulevard, On-

tario, California. Fashions were presented by L and M Fashions and models were members of the District and the local clubs. The tables were beautifully decorated by Sally Benson, Reservations Betty Mackie, Ticket Sales Beverly Clifton, seating Mary Jo Kolakoski and Jane Myring. Many door prizes and opportunity prizes were awarded. One hundred and seventy five were in attendance. Fashion Show Chairman was Rosemary Morabito. Congratulations to the El Monte Women's Club on a most successful Scholarship Fundraising Dinner which was held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Grace Black Auditorium of the El Monte Community Center. Keynote speaker was Sandy Neilson-Bell, winner of three Olympic Gold Medals in swimming in the 1972 Olympics. Musical entertainment was provided by the students of the El Monte High School Choir. Scholarship Chairman is Jane Myring. Tax preparation and filing is available at no charge for families and individuals with household incomes of $51,000.00 or less through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. This program is offered by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez and Chairman Jerome E. Horton, California State Board of Equalization. For further information: 323-980-1221. An online homework assistance program for students grades 4-12 in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. This service is offered by Los Angeles County in English and Spanish at no charge. Questions? 562-940-8520. The weatherman is promising beautiful, warm and sunny weather this week. Get out and enjoy! See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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Student's Corner A Threatening Defense

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

Joe Biden, the United States Vice President, was on a Facebook chat with a few concerned citizens when he offered his opinion on the possession of weapons. Parents Magazine hosted an online Facebook forum, when “Kate” asked about citizens being a probable target for the criminal label. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the VP replied, “Kate, if you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shotgun.” He said that he and his wife live in a wooded area, and if there’s ever a problem, they fire off two blasts to hopefully

scare any intruders. Interestingly enough, President Obama is proposing a peaceful solution to the gun control situation. Why, then, is his second-in-command open to the use of a shotgun? Biden claims that it is as efficient as a rifle, but it does not avoid the fact it is also a harmful weapon. This opinion has brought a stance: would the possession of weaponry be a defensive or offensive action? It is evident that it can be used for defense, for example, in the situation of a thief or an attacker. Unfortunately, in the wrong hands, it

can be used to kill or threaten others. No matter what aspect you use, a gun is a gun. It is a weapon of destruction, and it seems that we don’t realize that. We create rules we don’t follow, easily discovering loopholes and making up excuses. What type of solution can be made for this situation, since the pros and the cons simply balance each other out? How can we, as a country, unanimously agree on a solution for a situation that can be used as both a threat and a means of protection?

Twin Lakes, Madrid and La Primaria Schools Take Top Honors in City’s Recycling Contest El Monte

by Michele Earle

It was a sweep for schools in the Mountain View School District as Twin Lakes Elementary, Madrid Middle and La Primaria Elementary Schools earned top honors in the City of El Monte’s Annual CRV Recycling Contest. The contest held November 12, 2012 through January 25, 2013, was open to all elementary, middle and high schools in the city. Participating schools competed to collect the most CRV beverage containers for recycling. Students and staff members from Twin Lakes, Madrid and La Primaria worked hard to collect CRV materials including glass, plastic and aluminum beverage

containers. Twin Lakes, led by their Recycling Club and teacher Carey Hess, won first place and earned the school a $1,000 cash award. Madrid, led by THINK Together coordinator, Adrian Arvizu, placed second earning $750 for the school. Rounding up with third place was La Primaria whose recycling efforts were coordinated by office manager, Isela Ponce de Leon and staff members, and resulted in $500 for the school. In total 2,660 pounds of CRV materials were collected by all the participating schools. According to contest officials, this year winners were assigned per capita based on student en-

rollment, allowing smaller schools to compete fairly with larger schools. “On behalf of the City of El Monte, we thank all the schools for participating in the recycling contest and their commitment to resource conservation,” said Sandy Costandi, City of El Monte Recycling Consultant. “Mountain View’s schools consistently do well in our contest,” said Costandi. “Twin Lakes, Madrid and La Primaria are schools who truly make a difference to the environment. They all did a fantastic job and we appreciate their recycling efforts greatly.”

PCC Presents “Hairspray

by Juan Gutierrez

PCC To Host "Jump Start Saturday" by Juan Gutierrez

The Pasadena City College Community and School Relations staff will be hosting “Jump Start Saturday” for prospective students who need assistance in applying to the college for the summer and fall 2013 terms. The event will be held on campus Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in

Room D101. PCC Staff will be on hand to help students with the online application process and submittal of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. For more information, please contact the Community and School Relations office at (626) 585-7256 or (626) 585-7871.

Pasadena City College’s Performing and Communication Arts Division is proud to present “Hairspray, the Broadway Musical,” beginning Feb. 22 in Sexson Auditorium in the C Building. Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, “Hairspray” is about a girl who achieves her dream of performing on a TV dance show in 1960s Baltimore. In the process, she works to integrate the show. PCC’s rendition is directed by PCC instructor Richard Kuller, with choreography by Christopher Curry, musi-

cal direction by Kyle Luck, and vocal direction by Karen Benjamin. Performances will be Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Additional performances will be Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. General admission is $15, and $10 for students, staff and seniors. Parking permits can be purchased from parking lot vending machines. For more information please call (626) 585-7216, or visit www.pasadena.edu/performingarts.


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'Kiwanis News' by Jerry Jambazian

Feburary 27, 2013

Thursday Night Racing at Irwindale

By Andrew Paul Bettridge

Sylvia Beltran is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. The bridge on the 210 freeway is almost complete and work is progressing on completing the Gold Line from Los Angeles to Ontario. The Monrovia Gold Line Maintenance Yard is be contructed now at the 210 freeway and Mountain exit. We were treated to the official visit of this year’s Camellia Festival Royalty. Rich Wenzel is offering the following schedule for Ronald McDonald Meal of Love for Wednesday, March 6: The theme is ground beef. Ron Dorazio will be picking up the food. Main Dish is Steve Montesanti and Rich Wenzel, Salad is Chuck Shaw and Matt Smith, Dessert is Dave Seltman and Dan Snell, Bread is Mike Miller, Drinks by Ron Dorazio. Also, Rich would like an indication from you for your continued participation. Temple City Chamber of

Commerce is sponsoring a Candidate’s Forum for City Council on February 25 at 7:00 p.m.. You are invited to go to the Chamber website at www.templecitychamber.org and submit a question to be asked of the candidates. Mid Year Conference will be Saturday, March 2 at the Burbank Marriott Airport Hotel. Online registration registration is $50. Inter-club luncheon will feature keynote speaker and Kiwanis International Trustee Jan Erickson. The club will pick up the cost of early registration only. This is a great opportunity for some of our newer members to know more about Kiwanis.

Thursday at Irwindale had the lowest turn out in months since the track re opened.

Although the total car counts was 107. Many left by the time nighttime took over the

skies. By 7:30 pm only 20-30 cars were left running for the next few hours. Those who stayed to watch the nights racing witness a Mazda Miata take 25 passes down the 1/8-mile at Irwindale. Please help keep Irwindale track open by attending these weekly events. Don’t forget taping the of the new Won & Done by MAV TV, the MAV TV version of Pinks All Out, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.

Photo: Andrew Paul Bettridge

El Monte High Students Work With Lions Club to Donate Eyeglasses to the Needy

by Anne Donofrio-Holter

Members of the El Monte High School Laurels service organizations have been busy cleaning and measuring hundreds of eyeglass lenses on behalf of the Industry Hills Lions Club. For nearly 100 years, Lions Club International have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for millions of people worldwide. "For the last few weeks, the Laurels have been working hard with Lions International cleaning and measuring eyeglass lenses in order to ship them to the Philippines for needy patients," said

Laurels Club advisor Elisa Perez. "This is the first time we have had the opportunity to work on such a special project and I am happy to see how engaged the Laurels, along with the Leos, are in working on this project." "The eyeglass recycling program was a fun experience because we were working together as a team," said senior Damini Bhana. "It was a good feeling knowing what I was doing was going to greatly benefit someone in need." "It was nice to know that the eyeglasses I was holding

were going to be shipped to the Philippines where someone who really needs them will find great use for them," said senior Nathalie Cortes. Once the eyeglasses are cleaned and measured, they are packaged by the students and returned to the Lions Club to be shipped to the Philippines. "Founded in 1950, the Laurels are the oldest student community service organization in the El Monte Union High School District," said Perez. "The members pride themselves in serving the City of El Monte." According to Perez, the all-female service organization is uniquely distinct from any other organization in the school district and go through a rigorous application process. Each candidate

is required to write a formal essay, provide a resume of activities and community service, participate in a panel interview and maintain at least an overall 3.0 GPA with no D's or F's during any grading period. "As a formal Laurel myself, I am proud to be their advisor and witness the great success our organization has been able to achieve for the last 63 years," said Perez. "I truly

consider myself a lucky person to be working with such dedicated students. They really inspire me." "It was very rewarding knowing that these eyeglasses were going to help families in another country where they don't necessarily have access to purchase their own," said senior Yesenia Padilla. "I would definitely like to do this project again!"


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Kiwanis Honors Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center Students The Kiwanis Club of Temple City honored two outstanding students from the Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center. Pictured with the proud students is Instructional Aid Jerry McKinnis and teacher Sean Patterson. Destiny is 16 years old and in Mr. Rios, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Jahan, and Mrs. Robert’s class. She has three

good life. Drew is 16 years old and in Mr. Rios, Mr. Patterson, and Mr. Jahan’s class. She has three brothers and sisters and enjoys skateboarding, playing the guitar, and filmmaking. Drew said, “The best things about the DDSLC are the great staff that are friendly and helpful, the film class and recording studio,

older brothers and sisters and enjoys drawing, singing, and hanging out with her friends. Destiny said, “The best things about the DDSLC is the staff making you feel welcome, they provide help with any problems you have, and it’s a place I call ‘home’.” The best thing that ever happened was going on a DDSLC fishing field trip to Long Beach. Personal goals are to go to college and become a pharmacist, to be happy and have a

and my awesome counselor, Mr. Acevedo.” Her favorite memory is getting In N’ Out double doubles for good attendance. Personal goals are to attend PCC filmmaking for two years and then transfer to a four-year university, become a documentary filmmaker, and to buy her mom a house. Each week the Temple City Kiwanis Club is pleased to recognize outstanding students and their teachers from Cloverly, Emperor, Longden, Dr. Sear's continued to pg13

Kiwanis Honors Emperor Elementary School Students The Kiwanis Club of Temple City honored three outstanding students from Emperor Elementary School. Pictured with the proud students is long time Emperor teacher Mr. Greg Giangregorio. Daniel is 12 years old and in Mrs. Scanlan’s class. He enjoys drawing and video games. Daniel said, “The best things about Emperor are the teachers my friends, and activities.” The best thing that ever happened was being born and being able to see the world. Personal goals are to build a giant Lego house (lifesize), to grow taller, draw all the Pokémon’s, and see improvement in his reading and math grades. Ivy is 12 years old and in Miss Parrille’s class. She has two older brothers and enjoys listening to music, going on the Internet, and watching music videos. Ivy said, “The best things about Emperor are the nice teachers, the fun privileges, and the helpful students.” The best thing that ever happened was getting her dog Yoshi. Personal goals are to free from the fear of heights,

get straight A’s, read more, and get better at math. Thalia is 12 years old and in Mr. Giangregorio’s class. She has a younger sister and enjoys swimming, listening to music, playing basketball, and writing. Thalia said, “The best things about Emperor are the fun activities, privileges, the educated staff and great teachers, and friendly students.” The best thing that ever happened is going to Emperor since first grade. Personal goals are to build a homeless shelter, go to a good college, become a better basketball player, and make a difference in the world. Each week the Temple

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 Temple City Life, Mid Valley News, Temple City Tribune, and displayed in the Temple City Unified School District lobby. 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 The

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

Bahooka Family Restaurant. To find out more about Kiwanis, please call Jerry Jambazian at (626) 286-2444. You can also visit their website at www.templecitykiwanis. org.

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El Monte/South El Monte Chamber News El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce · 10505 Valley Blvd. · Suite 212 · El Monte · CA 91731 Phone: 626-443-0180 · Fax: 626-443-0463 E-mail: chamber@emsem.biz / www.emsem.biz

El Monte/South El Monte CHAMBER CHIT Chamber of Commerce CHAT Board of Directors The Best Little Secret in Town 2012 - 2013 EXECUTIVE BOARD: PRESIDENT NICK SALERNO - Superintendent El Monte Union High School District 3537 Johnson Street, El Monte, CA 91731 626-444-9005- Fax 626-3501095 Cell 626-315-5086 nsalerno@emuhsd.k12.ca.us VICE PRESIDENT DONNA DUNCAN, Consultant 11706 Ramona Blvd., Suite 107, El Monte, CA 91732 626-443-3134-Fax 626-4430695 donna@greaterelmonteescrow. com SECRETARY/TREASURER KEN JESKE Downtown El Monte Business Association 10505 Valley Blvd., Suite 212, El Monte, CA 91731 Cell 909-973-3432 kcjeske@aol.com KEN RAUSCH, Ex-Officio Executive Director EM/SEM Chamber of Commerce 10505 Valley Blvd., Suite 212, El Monte, CA 91731 626-443-0180 - Fax 626-4430463 ken@emsem.com

DIRECTORS: ART BARRIOS Planning Commission, City of El Monte P. O. Box 6008, El Monte, CA 91734 626-580-2001 artbarrios4citycouncil@yahoo. com JODY BUSH Citizen Member 9933 Alesia Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733 626-444-7636 – Fax 626-4489312 Cell 626-437-8352 jfbush21@aol.com VERONICA CASILLAS Sam’s Club 4901 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731 626-652-6901 vcasill.s06614.us@samsclub. com JACK DALTON – Owner & President Ramona Property Managers, Inc. 11706 Ramona Blvd., #204, El Monte, CA 91732 626-448-7882 - Fax 626-443-

6303 Cell 626-483-6650 rpm@ramonapropertymanagers. com NELLY GOMEZ Vons Credit Union 4455 Arden Drive, El Monte, CA 91731 626-444-1972, ext. 258 – Fax 626-350-0893 ngomez@vonscu.com CHRIS KNIGHT 323 E. College Street, Covina, CA, 91723 Cell 626.674-7480 chrisknight115@yahoo.com DAVID McGLOTHIN - Owner Access Control Entergration, Inc. 12119 Hemlock, El Monte, CA 91732 888-861-0070 – Fax 626-5828622 Cell 626-625-2699 david@accessace.com TOM MILLETT Citizen Member 535-Northridge Ave., Glendora, CA 91741 626-335-6271 – Fax 626-3356271 Cell 626-428-0712 tmillettt@yahoo.com JACKELYNN NEVARES Citizens Business Bank 9754 E. Rush Street, South El Monte, CA 91733 626-442-4470; fax 626-4442763 janevares@cbbank.com JOE PEREZ El Patio Bar & Grill 11672 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA 91732 626-444-1963 – Fax 626-4441945 EVAMARIE RETA El Monte Community Credit Union 11718 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA 91732 626-444-0501, ext. 211 – Fax 626-444-6961 Cell 626-940-8382 ereta@emcecu.org - www. emcecu.org LUIS CETINA Metropolitian Water District of Southern California P.O Box 54153 Terminal Annex Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153 213-217-7662 lcetina@mwdh2o.com

While El Monte is rich in history, few cities can say it has its own renowned historical museum. The El Monte Historical Museum, located at 3150 Tyler Avenue is overflowing with artifacts that represent decades of history in the City of El Monte. The museum is open to the public, admission is free, and it is just waiting for you to explore its unique and original contents. In July 1958, the El Monte Historical Society was founded and began collecting the artifacts to open a museum. In 1960, at the old high school located where the post

office is today, the El Monte Historical Museum opened to the public, and the rest is history. Then, in 1964, the museum moved to its current location on Tyler Avenue in what used to house the public library. The museum is divided into various rooms of interest. There are the Lexington, Heritage, Pioneer and Frontier rooms which display everything from artifacts of the founding families of El Monte to a 1937 Rolls Royce, a 1911 Model “T” and complemented by an actual (circa 1890) Stanley Steamer. In addition,

By Ken Rausch

Executive Director

there is a dress shop and a hat shop along with an art gallery for your viewing pleasure. When asked what was the most fascinating part of the museum, “Everything is fascinating, I just enjoy it all”, Curator, Donna Crippen, responded, “I especially enjoy explaining the history behind every artifact to our guests.” The El Monte Historical Museum is open 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday – Friday. Please take time and visit this best little secret in town.

Chamber Ambassadors Jody Bush, Chairman (2007 Ambassador of the Year)........................................................................Citizen Member Sheila Crippen............................................................................. El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce CraigDoerr.............................................................................................................................American Reclamation Nelly Gomez....................................................................................................................................Vons Credit Union Veronica Gomez........................................................................................................................................ Sam’s Club Jonathan Hawes....................................................................................................... President of El Monte Kiwains Connie Keenan……………………………………………………………………………………………….Citizen Member Chris Knight.................................................................................................................................. Citizen Member Caesar Mayor (2011 Ambassador of the Year).............................................. Credit Union of Southern California Rachel Montes................................................................................................Magnificent Mr. M Sales and Consulting Jackelyn Nevares...................................................................................................................Citizens Business Bank Evaamarie Reta................................................................................................El Monte Community Credit Union Juli Travis (2012 Ambassador of the Year) ........................................................................................Hope House Celia Valenzuela...............................................................................................................AltaMed Health Services Ernesto Villegas............................................................................................................................... Villegas Realty Vanessa Villegas.................................................................................................................................Villegas Realty Bill Yates (2004 Ambassador of the Year).................................................................................. El Monte Kiwanis


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El Monte/South El Monte Chamber News NEW MEMBERS in January

Friday, April 26, 2013

3 C G An 0t n la o u h a s l l s f ic

Chamber Events

Fiesta/ 1800-taxicab

Ambassadors' Luncheon Meeting Tuesday, March 5th, 11:30AM Goody's Restaurant 11357 Valley Blvd. El Monte

California Country Club Scramble Format

Check In 11 a.m./Tee Off 12:30

30th Annual Golf Classic Benefiting the

Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast Networking Mixer Wednesday, March 6th 7:30 AM El Patio Bar and Grill 11672 Ramona Blvd.

El Monte South El Monte Chamber of Commerce

All Golfers Receive a Cart, Range Balls, Goody Bag and Prime Rib Dinner.

Prizes and Awards

Corporate Sponsorship $775 Green fees & golf cart for your foursome (not all golfers need to be from your company)

Awards Dinner, 2 drink tickets per golfer Entry into “golfers only� raffle, 1 per golfer. 2 Sponsor Signs & name in the program

APlus Restaurant Supply Grand Opening at 2414 Merced Mayor Louie Aguinaga helps Ray cut the ribbon for our newest member.

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Legislative Committee Meeting Thursday, March 14th, 9:00AM Chamber Board Room New Chamber Member Daniel Cordova from Daniel Cordova Plumbing

Evening Networking Mixer Wednesday, March 20th 5:30 PM Alliance Nursing 3825 N. Durfee Ave. El Monte

City Treasure Henry Velasco assistant City Manager Jesus Gomez, and Councilwoman Vicky Martinez at ACE groundbreaking.

Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, March 28th 8:00 AM Chamber Board Room April Breakfast Networking Mixer Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:30 AM El Patio Bar and Grill 11672 Ramona Blvd. UPCOMING EVENTS Luncheon Workshops At the Chamber Board Room Senator Ed Hernandez Affordable Health Care Tuesday, March 26th 11:30 AM SCORE Workshop Wednesday, April 24 Annual Golf Tournament California Country Club Friday, April 26th 12:30 PM

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Vanessa, Bertha and Ernesto Villegas from Villegas Realty celebrating 31 years as a chamber member.


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Rosemead San Gabriel Temple City Rosemead San Gabriel Temple City

" The Sea Rebel "

'Town Tweets'

A Man A Plan A Canal Panama

by Joe Castillo

• Dwain C. Crum •

Meet Jason Pu …. The San Gabriel City Council has long consisted of council members who probably stayed in office longer than they should have. This year is no exception. Kevin Sawkins, Mario De La Torre and David Gutierrez are all running for re-election after having already serving multiple terms. Two new challengers are trying to wrestle their seats away from them, Chin Ho Liao and Jason Pu. It wouldn’t be easy but it never is in San Gabriel. I had the opportunity to talk with Jason Pu on his candidacy and it was refreshing to see a new face on the political scene. Jason has lived in San Gabriel for only 3 ½ years but he already has identified the problems that this city has had for years. First of all, Jason is a very bright, educated and energetic young man who has direction and focus in this election. In high school, he was Class Salutatorian and also was Captain of the Varsity Football team, a rare combination. From High School, he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology and Religious Studies. He continued his education by completing his Law Degree at UCLA and becoming a Business Law attorney. But Jason’s story is more than an education and a legal career; it’s also the story of a Chinese immigrant family who sought a better life in America. It’s the story of a father working two jobs to support his gifted son in completing college and his family meeting the challenges of a first generation Asian-American family trying to assimilate into the existing American society. The struggles that Jason and his family went through are the same struggles that many immigrants, whether they are from China, Mexico, Vietnam or South America, have to go through. It’s a struggle that makes people stronger, that makes them want to challenge the status quo. Jason learned from his past experiences and involvement and when he moved to San Gabriel, he became involved in his daughters school. He volunteered for some community positions and he was appointed to others. He sought to make improvements while working

with a variety of people, many of which saw his organizational and leadership qualities. Jason sees a San Gabriel which is rich in history, with warm, embracing and kind people and vibrant neighborhoods in a safe community, a city with great potential. But he also sees a lack of financial long-term planning and strategy. Capital improvement plans are at least 15 years behind the times with many capital improvement projects never being completed. This makes for challenges and opportunities within the city, challenges and opportunities which Jason is willing to take on. Jason’s solution starts with a strategy, a strategy that will re-vitalize the Las Tunas – San Gabriel Boulevard thoroughfares. Long-time San Gabriel residents have heard others say the same thing, have seen the same plans for developing San Gabriel’s business areas, have heard similar strategic plans being presented. But the energy and enthusiasm that Jason is bringing to this campaign may change all of that. If progress is in San Gabriel’s future, then a young, intelligent and enthusiastic young man like Jason Pu might be the right person to lead the city on a new and innovative path….

Whether you approach it from the left or the right, the Panama Canal is one of the man made wonders of the Earth. Soon it will be celebrating its 100th birthday. It officially opened on August 15, 1914, when the S.S. Ancon made the first official crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific. I would be making my third transit of the Canal (I crossed twice in 2011) on board the Pacific Princess on this trip. It is something that never gets old. Before reaching the Panama Canal my ship would be stopping at its first port - Limon, Costa Rica. The distance from Port Everglades, Florida to Limon is 1,290 nautical miles. I'd been to Costa Rica three times before (twice in 2011 and once in 2012) but always on the Pacific side and I had never been to Limon. I did the Totuguero Canals Cruise and Banana PlantaPuerto Limon

tion Tour. It consisted of a leisurely pontoon boat ride through the rainforest. The area is rich with flora and fauna because of the heavy rainfall. In our case besides seeing many birds and small reptiles we also spotted a cayman. Following a tropical fruit buffet we traveled to a Del Monte Banana Plantation. While there is much to see and do in beautiful Costa Rica the idea of going to a banana plantation intrigued me. Banana Republic might not be the proper term nowadays but the history of Central America was tied to this plant. After witnessing the elaborate process of how the banana finally reaches your table - I can never look at the banana the same way again! The distance from Limon, Costa Rica to the Panama Canal is just 187 nautical miles. The Panama Canal consists of three sets of enormous locks

that raise ships above sea level and later lower them on the opposite side of the Panama Canal, thus connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific. A transit of the Isthmus of Panama is 48 miles, with much of it taking place on the world famous Gatun Lake, which is 85 feet above sea level. The French under Ferdinand de Lesseps (builder of the Suez Canal) started digging the Canal in 1880, but the U.S. took over in 1904 and was successful largely because of their decision to go with a lock system. Today, over 13,000 ships a year transit the canal. With Panama now crossed, the Pacific Princess headed to Guayaquil in South America, my next port of call.

Central America

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fun.” says Fling “Over the past few years, I noticed that many of my best students loved video games. When we combined their natural gaming instincts with learning piano, their results skyrocketed!” Fling developed an iPad app called “iPiano Tutor” which allowed his students to learn quickly and fall in love with learning to play piano. To accomplish this, he tapped into the strategies of video game developers, motivating students to practice while making it a fun and rewarding experience for them. “The results for piano students have been nothing short of remarkable” gushes Fling “We are so encouraged with the early progress by our students using the iPiano Tutor, we are rolling out full-scale development of the app.”

The iPiano Tutor app is being developed by Jiffy Software, the world’s largest iOS developer. Fling is raising money for the full iTutor Piano app through Indiegogo, the largest global crowdfunding platform. Fling is offering generous incentives for people who join in the development of the iPiano Tutor through Indieogogo, such as Free Sheet Music (forever), and much more. To learn more about the iPiano Tutor app, visit http://www.ipianotutor.com Your audience will love the unique insights that Andy Fling can offer, talking about how video gaming skills can be transferred to loving music and learning how to play. With 500,000 visitors per month, his website www. MakingMusicFun.net is one of the most popular places on the Internet for music lovers.


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Monrovia’s, Anthony Craft

Craft Signs with Arkansas Pine Bluff By Tim Peterson

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Monrovia WR/DB Anthony Craft is the lastest Wildcat to sign a football scholarship to play at the next level. Craft is heading to Arkansas Pine Bluff he confirmed Saturday. Craft caught 41 passes for 685 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012. Defensively he had two interceptions and 52 tackles for the MidValley Division Champions. Craft joins fellow teammates

Brett Walsh, Mason Bryant, George Frazier and Isaac Miravet to sign to play college football. Craft played on all three of Monrovia’s championship teams. “I’m going to have a great chance to play right away,” Craft said. “Coach Monte Coleman sold me on the program. The team went 10-2 least year and won the SWAC.”

Diamond Doings... On Saturday El Monte dropped a pair to Wilson. The Lions fell in the first game 2-1 in 10 innings, and lost the second game 12-4. Steve Urena is the new EM baseball coach this season... Gabrielino fell 8-0 at Pasadena...Arroyo was blasted in its opener by Carter High School 12-2...San Gabriel and HC Chuy Peinado fell at home to Roosevelt 10-1... Santiago beat Baldwin Park 11-0...Damien smoked La Puente 8-0... Softball...On Thursday Diamond Bar hammered Baldwin Park 12-0...On Saturday South Hills beat Monrovia 12-1...

“Mt. View football HC Victor Ambruso (left) and El Monte football HC Joel Sanchez (right) in their days as members of the APU Cougars baseball team.”

Long Says So Long at Arcadia Spring Season runs March 4 - May 17 Registration is now open! Summer Season runs May 20 - July 26 Open to boys and girls ages 8 - 18 No experience necessary

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Chris Long resigned as the head coach at Arcadia Thursday morning after just one year at the helm sources confirmed. The Apaches finished 4-7 overall (4-3 in the Pacific League) and lost in the first round of the playoffs to La Mirada 42-17. Long had previously been

by Joe Torosian

an assistant under long time HC Jon Dimalante who stepped down after the 2011 season. Long also had a stint as the head coach at Hoover. Reasons for the resignation are undisclosed at this time. The search for a replacement will begin immediately.

FANVIEW By Joe Torosian

"Hey, whata you gonna do? Nice college boy doesn't want to get mixed up in the family business."--- Sonny Corleone

Go Pacers...! Haven’t seen much of the Lakers...but Kobe does look pretty good this year... At the Oscars last night did anyone do the obligatory: “Jennifer Lawrence was tackled by Mati Te’o’s girlfriend”? I wouldn’t mind “Argo” over winning over “Lincoln” if it had stayed factual...but that wouldn’t have fit the narrative... For the last five years I’ve been taking heat for watching and slamming people for not watching the NFL Combine...I missed most of it this year... and got ridiculed for it. If the 49ers Alex Smith really wants to go to another team and be the starting quarterback, he needs to be willing to scale back his contract. If I was a GM, I’d look at him but not at 9.5 million a year. Personally, I’d like him to stay in Frisco and keep their salary cap nice and bloated. Looking at the softball and baseball scores locally this weekend and I have one question...Did anybody win? Wow, Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500...Two Super Bowls, a National Championship, an appearance on Survivor and now a Daytona title? (Okay all the jokes can’t be good, you have to expect that once in a while.) Sandy Koufax is a guest instructor for the Dodgers this year...Nice, but I’ve been seeing all this “Legends dropping by the batting cage” stuff all my life. Duke Snider coming in to talk to hitters, Maury Wills working with the squad on base running...Yawn...Give me a fricken title... Now that I’ve made the effort to get back into baseball all I can say is Clayton Kershaw better be healthy... Hey there’s hockey going on... And you gotta love it... Think about this...The Anaheim Ducks’s Teemu Selanne is 42 years old, he’s been in the NHL for 20 years, and the right winger is making 4.5 million this season. Speaking of which, I saw Paul Kariya the other day. He looks great, nice guy, and I wished him well after tipping him for putting my groceries in the trunk of the car. I don’t have any inside scoop, but expect a familFanview Continued to pg 12


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The Peterson Principal

FINAL WINTER CLOTHING

BLOWOUT!

By Tim Peterson

It would seem it wouldn't take the death of an owner to get a team motivated but whatever it takes I guess. There have been three straight victories since the death of Dr. Jerry Buss and Dwight Howard is still in the fold so it looks like the Lakers are on the right track. I can understand Mich Kupchak not wanting to trade Howard- after all he is still the best center in today's NBA- but saying that there will one day be a statue of Howard outside Staples Center is quite a stretch. What wasn't a stretch was Kobe Bryant guaranteeing that the Lakers will make the playoffs. It's always funny to me when the media (yeah I know I'm a small part of it) blows up these things. I mean really, what was Bryant supposed to say when he was asked if the Lakers would make the playoffs? What would you think of him if he said “No, we have no chance. We'll never make it. We might as well just fold the tents now.” Muhammad Ali always guaranteed victory. All the great ones do. In fact I'm try-

ing to remember if I've ever heard a coach or player in any sporting event say they won't win or be successful. It makes no sense. But suddenly Kobe guaranteeing a Laker playoff spot last week is earth shattering news. Crescenta Valley looked good Friday night. Cole Currie lit it up for 27 points to lead the Falcons to a victory over Millikan. The place was packed and the Falcon faithful was loud until the end. Great atmosphere. It kind of gave you the feeling that CV really is a basketball school. Just a quick note to administrators however: It's ok to ask a photographer or writer to move back. They will gladly oblige. Just don't put your hands on them...not cool. The good news for the Falcons is that they are in the Division 1A Semi Finals. The bad news is that they have to travel out to El Toro on Tuesday night. It's strange not to see Pasadena still playing. Nice run for the La Canada Lady Spartans advancing to the semi finals. If you take away the first quarter they Peterson Principal continued to pg 13

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CROSSWORD

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What's in the Stars??

ARIES It’s that time of year when a major focus on your spiritual zone brings an opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months as well as the next.

TAURUS It’s a mixed week with the option for plenty of fun and good times.

GEMINI

"Oscars"

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DOWN 1. Often used with "bum" 2. *Got an Oscar 3. Shamu, e.g. 4. King's domain 5. *President portrayer 6. *Ang and Spike, e.g. 7. Get it wrong 8. Bald symbol 9. Dietary mineral 10. Division word 11. Nervous biter's victim 12. Hidden valley 15. Hogwash 20. Flooded 22. Any doctrine 24. Ascetic Muslim monk 25. *Love 26. Going to 27. *Cooper and Lawrence ___ __ "Silver Linings Playbook" 29. Wedding cover 31. Daytime TV offering 32. Relating to tone 33. Bert's roommate 34. High-pitched 36. Japanese string instrument 38. Three of these in a yard 42. Horse or pig sound 45. Difficult to detect by the mind 49. ___ chi 51. *Youngest ever nominee 54. Sense an odor 56. Colorful spread 57. African tea 58. Backward arrow command 59. Greek H's 60. Not far distant in time, space or degree 61. Aquatic plant 62. *Like most in attendance at the Oscars 65. Manhole cover 67. WSW opposite 68. One in a set

A sense of dissatisfaction may leave you feeling frustrated and unappreciated.

CANCER You may feel a strong desire to expand your options and explore new subjects, especially those linked with spirituality, alternative healing, and other similar subjects.

LEO Romance looks upbeat and happy with lots of opportunities to go out on some special dates with your partner.

VIRGO Relationships in general seem very important. However, with the focus on Pisces, try not to make promises you can’t keep.

LIBRA You might need to watch your health, especially if you suffer from allergies or food intolerances.

SCORPIO Creativity and romance seem well starred this week, with great potential for both to blossom.

SAGITTARIUS Home, sweet home may be on your mind this week as the Sun moves into your home and family zone.

CAPRICORN Saturn turns direct in your social zone, so you may be in the mood to review your current friendships and group commitments..

AQUARIUS You’re still an attractive option, so it’s no wonder that you may see plenty of romantic action this week.

PISCES With a magnificent lineup of planets in your sign, you’re in a very creative mood.

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February 27, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF EL MONTE MODIFICATION COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Programs INFORMATION AVAILABLE:

The City is seeking applications for the 2013 program year for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME and Emergency Shelter Grant) funds. These programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are administered by the City through its entitlement status. Public service and capital projects that benefit low and moderate-income El Monte residents and that meet the City’s priority needs are encouraged to apply.

TO:

All Interested Parties:

FROM:

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

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

Modification No. 03-13

REQUEST:

A Modification to allow the reduction of the rear yard setback from twenty feet (20’) to three feet six inches (3’-6”) to legalize a 132 square foot addition to an existing residence. The subject property is improved with two single family residences, and has a lot size of approximately 27,600 square feet. The property is located in the R1B (One Family dwelling) Residential Zone. The request is made pursuant to Chapter 17.20 of the El Monte Municipal Code.

PROPERTY LOCATION:

12029 Lower Azusa Road/ APN: 8547-009-051 (A full legal description of the property is on file in the office of the El Monte Planning Division)

APPLICANT:

Brent Williams 1011 W. Foothill Boulevard Azusa, CA 91702

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION:

This project is Categorically Exempt (Class 3 – New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 and the CEQA Guidelines, as amended.

DATE AND HOUR:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

PLACE OF HEARING:

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

Applications and instructions for completing the application are available on the City website at http://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us. Applications are due no later than Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the City of El Monte Economic Development Department – Housing Division at 11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte CA 91731. Applications received after the March 14, 2013 deadline will not be accepted. It is the intent of the City of El Monte to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you should need special assistance, please contact Diane Cotto, Housing Programs Manager at (626) 580-2078, 711 Relay at (626) 580-2078, or via e-mail at dcotto@elmonteca.gov TDD/Voice (626) 580-2078. CITY CONTRACT:

For more information, contact Diane Cotto, Housing Manager/Consultant at (626) 580-2078 or dcotto@elmonteca.gov.

NOTICE DATE:

February 25, 2013

PUBLISHED:

February 27, 2013 (Mid Valley News)

POST UNTIL:

March 14, 2013

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF EL MONTE PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF EL MONTE PLANNING COMMISSION TO:

All Interested Parties:

FROM:

City of El Monte Planning Commission

APPLICATION:

Conditional Use Permit No. 20-12

REQUEST:

A Conditional Use Permit to establish a Caribbean fusion restaurant with a Type 47 alcohol sales license, which includes the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for onsite consumption. The existing building was previously used as a restaurant and is located in the C2D zone. The request is made pursuant to Section 17.24.040(38) and 17.21.040(44) of the El Monte Municipal Code.

PROPERTY LOCATION:

10631 Valley Mall/ APN: 8575-023-011 (A full legal description of the property is on file in the office of the El Monte Planning Division)

APPLICANT:

Ignacio Sports Bar & Grill (Ignacio Evans) 10631 Valley Mall El Monte, CA 91731

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION:

Categorical Exemption (Class 1 – Existing Facilities)

DATE AND HOUR:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

PLACE OF HEARING:

El Monte City Hall; City Hall East – City Council Chambers 11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed application or the environmental documentation may do so orally or in writing at the public hearing or in writing prior to the meeting date. If you challenge the decision of the City Planning Commission, in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. For further information regarding this application please contact the Planning Division at (626) 580-2090. Monday through Thursday, except legal holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

02-27-2013

All Interested Parties

FROM:

City of El Monte Planning Commission

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

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TO:

Hablamos Español favor de hablar con Marcella Magdaleno (626) 258-8626

Hablamos Español favor de hablar con Marcella Magdaleno (626) 580-2090

Published and Mailed on:

City of El Monte Modification Committee Marcella Magdaleno, Modification Committee Secretary

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

City of El Monte Planning Commission Marcella Magdaleno, Planning Commission Secretary

MID VALLEY NEWS

APPLICATION:

An Appeal of Modification No. 27-12

REQUEST:

An Appeal of a Modification to allow the reduction of the side yard setback from five (5) feet to three (3) feet four (4) inches to legalize a 305 square foot family room addition. The subject property is improved with an existing 1,612 square foot single family residence, has a lot size of approximately 7,144 square feet, and is located in the R-1B (One Family + Agriculture) Residential Zone. This Modification request was denied by the Modification Committee on January 8, 2013 and a timely appeal of the decision has been filed pursuant to the El Monte Municipal Code. The Modification request is made pursuant to Chapter 17.20 of the El Monte Municipal Code.

PROPERTY LOCATION:

12137 Emery Street/ APN: 8545-003-008 (A full legal description of the property is on file in the office of the El Monte Planning Division)

APPLICANT:

Yuan Chen 12137 Emery Street El Monte, CA 91732

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION:

This project is Categorically Exempt (Class 3 – New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 and the CEQA Guidelines, as amended.

DATE AND HOUR:

Tuesday March 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

PLACE OF HEARING:

El Monte City Hall; City Hall East – City Council Chambers 11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

02-27-2013

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City of El Monte Planning Commission Marcella Magdaleno, Planning Commission Secretary

Fanview Continued from pg 9 iar name to emerge as the next Arcadia HC...Call it a HUNCH! Former San Gabriel HC Jude Oliva has landed at

Maranatha as the school’s new offensice coordinator... Even better, he got a full time teaching gig. Last Add Oscars: Can

somebody get Anne Hathaway a cheeseburger? Shouldn’t 50-Cent have to take some sensitivity courses or something after

coming on to Erin Andrews at Daytona? At the very least she should have his eyes checked.

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Feburary 27, 2013 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: KS016843 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ROJERIO HILARIO FUENTEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ROJERIO HILARIO FUENTEZ to ROGER HILARIO FUENTES. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING on APRIL 09, 2013 at 8:30am in Dept.: H, Room: 312 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pomona Courthouse South, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this County: Mid Valley News Dated: FEB 13, 2013 R. Bruce Mintos Judge Of The Superior Court 02/20/2013, 02/27/2013, 03/06/2013, 03/13/2013 MID VALLEY NEWS

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1372453-31 APN: 8107005-022 TRA: 6549 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1626 REF: Diaz, Pedro IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 18, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 19, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 26, 2006, as Inst. No. 20062860679 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Pedro Diaz, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2208 Peck Rd El Monte CA 91733-3534 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $348,878.96. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to

the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1372453-31. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 920229004 Dated: February 18, 2013. (R-426202 02/27/13, 03/06/13, 03/13/13) MID VALLEY NEWS

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: F528368 CA Unit Code: F Loan No: 0999691777/RANGEL Investor No: 173244259 AP #1: 8580021-016 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: JOSE LUIS RANGEL, MARIA M. RANGEL Recorded May 14, 2007 as Instr. No. 20071157870 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded June 14, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-0806597 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED APRIL 5, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. If you are interested in attempting to save your home from foreclosure, Wells Fargo may be able to assist you. Please contact 1-888508-8811 for more information. 3052 GRANADA AVENUE, EL MONTE, CA 91731 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: MARCH 19, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $106,794.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a

junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case F528368 F. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: February 22, 2013 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CINDY GASPAROVIC, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at http://www.tacforeclosures. com/sales . TAC# 962282 PUB: 02/27/13, 03/06/13, 03/13/13 THIS NEW NOTICE SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES ANY PREVIOUS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED UNDER T.S. # F528368 MID VALLEY NEWS

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might have gotten it done. They trailed by ten at the end of the first quarter and lost the game by that same margin. It took them a little while to get warmed up and they were never able to get over the hump. Keep an eye on Amber Graves over the next three years. She's only a freshman and is already a force inside. She scored 12 points and at times looked unstoppable down on the block. So we finally found out where Jude Oliva would land when it was announced Friday that he was the new OC at Maranatha. It will be interesting to see how explosive the Minutemen can be with Oliva running the show. Andrew Elffers going down last September for the year was devastating for Maranatha, but what it did do was get the Eli Snyder era underway a year early. The sophomore threw for 693 yards and 10 touchdowns and will now get a chance to work with a great offensive mind like Oliva. Just when we thought we were done with the coaching changes Chris Long steps down at Arcadia. By all accounts Long wasn't forced out and the decision was solely his. In fact sources say it came as a surprise to the AD and the coaching staff. Now where do the Apaches go from here? Do they stay in house? Do they look for an experienced coach outside of the school? Do they ask Jon Dimalante to come back? Would former Temple City HC/Arcadia assistant Randy Backus consider taking the job? As usual we have to mention the name that always surfaces when there is a job opening. Matt Koffler is available. That's my principle. Tim can be reached at tim@ midvalleysports.com.

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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 Temple City Life, Mid Valley News, Temple City Tribune, and displayed in the Temple City Unified School District lobby.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 729783CA Loan No. 5304206187 Title Order No. 090015973-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-26-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-132013 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-01-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070214963 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: KARINA AVENDANO, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 25 IN BLOCK ‘’A’’ OF TRACT NO. 10954, IN THE CITY OF EL MONTE. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 190 PAGES 23 AND 24 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY EXCEPT THEREFROM THE EASTERLY 165 FEET MEASURED ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 25. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $529,366.55(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4431 MAXSON ROAD EL MONTE, CA 91732 APN Number: 8545-007-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation

and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-19-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www. priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE FOLLOWING NOTICES APPLY TO PROPERTIES CONTAINING ONE TO FOUR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES ONLY. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following two companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4358625 02/20/2013, 02/27/2013, 03/06/2013

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10-409580-CT Order No.: 100743935-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/8/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ANTHONY ALVARADO, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 3/15/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0551729 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/6/2013 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $346,712.52 The purported property address is: 1603 LEXHAM AVE, SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 8114-027-013 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROP-

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ERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-10-409580-CT . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-10-409580-CT IDSPub #0045115 2/13/2013 2/20/2013 2/27/2013

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The Board of Education of the El Monte City School District announces a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for a term expiring in December 2013. This vacancy occurs as a result of the resignation of Mr. Eddie Zuniga. The Board took action to appoint an applicant to fill the remainder of the term at the Board Meeting on February 19, 2013. Applications for the position are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our Administrative Office located at 3540 N. Lexington, El Monte, CA 91731. You may also email Lidia Ortega at lortega@emcsd.org to request an application. Interested parties may inquire at (626) 453-3799 concerning the vacancy or the application process. The application must be completed and submitted to the El Monte City School District Administrative Office at 3540 N. Lexington by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8th, 2013. Action will be taken by the Board to fill the remainder of this term at a Special Board Meeting tentatively on March 18th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office 02/27/2013

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Edna Gandarilla, Program Manager

Los Angeles County Public Works Department will host a free used motor oil and used oil filter recycling event at the Covina O'Reilly Auto Parts, 501 North Azusa Avenue, on Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In exchange for turning in their used oil, participants will be rewarded with free oil containers, oil filter containers, shop towels, and funnels while supplies last.

Those recycling oil filters will receive one new oil filter also while supplies last. In addition, residents can drop-off used motor oil and used oil filters for free at weekend County-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste/ Electronic Waste Collection Events or at local Certified Collection Centers. A full calendar of collection events and a list of these centers can be found at www.CleanLA. com.

Residents are asked to prepare items for drop-off by placing used oil filters in sealed plastic bags and storing used motor oil in leak-proof containers without mixing the oil with other liquids, including water. For additional information on the County's oil and oil filter recycling program, call Edna Gandarilla, Program Manager, at (626) 458-6536.

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February 27, 2013 Issue Mid Valley News