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Senator Ed Hernandez visits the Central San Gabriel Valley WorkSource Center By Ken Rausch El Monte, CA -- Last Tuesday, Senator Ed Hernandez met with the staff of the San Gabriel Valley WorkSource Center (SGVWC) and toured the facility. The SGVWC is operated by Goodwill Indus-

nia stated, “It is our goal to educate, train and certify our clients to prepare and place them in new jobs”. Senator Hernandez further stated, “Education is our number one priority and legislators must be advo-

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Senator Ed Hernandez with members of the San Gabriel Valley WorkSource Staff.

tries of Southern California and provides a valuable service to those seeking employment in the San Gabriel Valley. With the unemployment rate in the Valley at 14.8%, the SGVWC and the Employment Development Department (EDD) work in partnership to reach out to employers in need of qualified potential employees. Craig Smith, President and CEO of Goodwill Southern Califor-

cates in marketing these vital programs and getting the word out to our communities. My office is here to support these recruitment efforts, along with the EDD, the local Chamber of Commerce and numerous local Job Fairs. The SGVWC is located at 11635 Valley Blvd., Suite G, El Monte and services El Monte, South El Monte, West Covina, La Puente, Baldwin Park and Irwindale.

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SGV Veteran Hospital Needed By Sean Telles In 2010, Los Angeles County had the highest number of military recruits in the United States, according to nationalpriorites.org. As this is a historic trend, Los Angeles Country has two veteran hospitals, one in Long Beach and another in West Los Angeles. However, San Gabriel Valley veterans have been left out in the cold. With some of the highest veteran enlistment percentages in the county, perhaps it is time to get our San Gabriel Valley heroes a hospital of their own. This past week I was invited as a guest to help a Korean War veteran friend attend his Long Beach veteran hospital appointment. Due to polio and a condition with his eyes, he has difficulties walking and seeing. I was happy to help out a friend, and pleasantly surprised with the overall experience, as the staff were generous and kind, and the volunteers, patients, and families were overwhelmingly positive. However, I did come to realize our local veterans are not receiving equal treatment. For example, my friend was offered free regular physical therapy – which I’m sure would improve the quality of life of my friend as well as those around him, through improved health leading to increased independence and happiness. However, due to the distance between his home in the San Gabriel Valley and his doctors in Long Beach, he had to politely decline the generous offer. I witnessed a similar situation

with a World War II veteran from Whittier whose caretaker daughter does not have the resources to invest multiple full days of care to drive her father to Long Beach. The more I thought about it, I realized the veterans and their families who live in and around Long Beach and West Los Angeles aren’t paying the same price as San Gabriel Valley families and are receiving superior service. They don’t pay the same transportation costs, such as gasoline; they can visit the hospitals in half or even a quarter of the day – whereas San Gabriel Valley veterans usually chalk out an entire day to see a doctor; and Long Beach and West Los Angeles veterans and their families can more easily accept regular treatment, such as physical therapy, while my SGV friend must turn it down. As Americans we are guaranteed equal treatment and this hospital situation seems entirely unfair. The equal protection clause of the 14th amendment was used to end segregation – as well as other more controversial decisions such as affirmative action. Perhaps it is time we justly demand equal treatment for our San Gabriel Valley veterans and get a Veterans Hospital built in South El Monte or a surrounding area. In addition to supporting our local heroes, it would bring jobs and peace of mind to military families, and most importantly, it would finally level the playing field and the price of admission for our veteran’s treatment.

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HOPE HOUSE WALKED THE WALK

Photo by: Melissa Rocha

To the excitement to many residents and businesses, a new Starbucks' drive-thru opened last Thursday on the corner of Santa Anita Ave. and Valley Blvd. In a traditional Ribbon Cutting Ceremony coordinated by the El Monte/ South El Monte Chamber of Commerce, many dignitaries were on hand to join in the celebration. Good times and caffiene was enjoyed by all. State Senator Ed Hernandez complimented the City of El Monte and the Chamber of Commerce on the revitalization in the El Monte business community. While Damien Arrula, Director of Economic Development stated, “restaurants always like to follow, not lead, so it will help recruit more restaurants and businesses for the downtown area and the redevelopment of the center”. Starbucks has more than 17,000 stores worldwide and abroad and this store will generate additional tax revenue and jobs for El Monte.

Photo by: Melissa Rocha

This past Saturday, October 13th, Hope House in El Monte hosted a 10K Walk through their local neighborhood to raise funds to support the expansion and development of five additional homes this year for the housing of children and adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities. The estimated attendance for the Walk was over 150 and $5000 raised. If you would like more information on Hope House and what they do call (626) 443-1313.


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local E V E N T S B OA R D Sock-O-Rama

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Temple City residents are invited to participate in two holiday donation drives this holiday season—SockO-Rama and Santa’s Paws & Claws—with donations accepted through Dec. 17 at City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Dr. and Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St. Sock-O-Rama will help the less fortunate with toiletries and basic clothing items. Requested items in need include basic white t-shirts for men; new white socks for men, women and children; and packaged toothbrushes and toothpaste. All donations will be distributed to the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center which assist veterans; and the Foothill Unity Center and New Beginnings Family Church that provide support services for homeless individuals and low-income families.

The San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists will meet on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. At 8:00 PM Michael Gregory will lead a handson "AOS Ribbon Judging". There will be a plant opportunity table. Free Admission. Visitors are welcome. Info (626) 335-6641.

Temple City Now through Dec. 17

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: editor@midvalleynews.com Advertising/Legal Notices: legals@midvalleynews.com Display Advertising: bhealy@midvalleynews.com Publisher: Virginia R. Moseley Editor: Clarke Moseley CFO: Cheryl DiPane Editor News/Design Director: Nita Tessier Asst. Editor: Sean Telles Editor Advertising/Circulation: Cheryl DiPane Executive Sales Manager: Brad Healy Office/Legals/Staff 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: Sean Telles Anne Donofrio-Holter Michelle Earle Joe Castillo Mavis Hansen Jerry Jambazian Lynn Burkhardt Mary Barrow 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

Aradia Thursday, October 18

Remaining Performances

Pasadena Thu-Sat, October 18-20

Pasadena City College Theater Department students will be performingEuripides' Hecuba. Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door only, starting one hour prior to the performance. The cost is $5 for general admission and $3 for students, seniors, and PCC staff. The Box Office accepts cash or checks only, no credit or debit cards. Parking is available in any student lot for $2. Parking permits are available in lot vending machines. For further information please call (626) 585-7216 or visit www.pasadena.edu/performingarts.

Memories of El Monte Celebration

El Monte Saturday, October 20

Come for a Classic Car Show, art, live music and entertainment. Food trucks and more! All at Arceo Park, 3125 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, 91731. 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

South El Monte Hosts Fire Station 90 Appreciation Day and Open House South El Monte Saturday, October 20

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day at the City of South El Monte’s annual Fire Station 90 Appreciation Day and Open House on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Fire Station 90, 10115 Rush Street, South El Monte. Festivities commence with a delicious pancake breakfast, followed by an array of amusing activities, including a fire station tour, interactive displays from the L.A. County Fire Department, exhibits of fire fighter vehicles, life-saving demonstrations, picture opportunities with Sparky the Fire Dog mascot, kid-friendly activities and more. This free event is open to the public. For additional information, please contact the South El Monte Community Center at 626.579.2043.

To Toxic to Trash

Baldwin Park Saturday, October 20

Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup. Sat-

urday, October 20 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Rear parking lot. What you CAN bring: Brake fluid, Paint thinner, Cleaners with acid or lye, Household electronic waste, Cellular Phones What you CAN'T bring: Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses, Explosive, ammunition and radio active materials, Trash and Tires, Controlled Substances.

San Gabriel Valley Humane Society Tea Rosemead Saturday, October 20

Join us for our second annual "Tea for Tails", a High Tea and Doggy Fashion Show. Saturday, October 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the California Mission Inn's Chapel, 8417 Mission Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770. Special guest speaker is Patrice Tyan, Pet Psychic. there will be Pet Adoptions, Costumes for Sale, Crafts and Jewelry and Specialty Edibles. Donation (minimum $40 per ticket) RSVP to SGVHS at (626) 286-1159. Seating is limited. The San Gabriel Valley Humane Society is a 501 (c) Non-profit organization. Fed tax ID number 95-1661090.

Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona

Pomona Sat-Sun, October 20 & 21

Choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch. Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects. We also have a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and lots of activities for kids! If you like pancakes, we've got them. Join us for our pancake breakfast and bring your appetite!

626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park

Arcadia Sat-Sun, October 20 & 21

The largest Asian night market in Los Angeles. October 20 & 21, 2012, Saturday: 3pm - 1am, Sunday: 3pm - 11pm Free admission! Arrive early from 3 - 4pm for $4 parking and free horse racing. First 1,000 adults receive free $2 betting vouchers. One $500 voucher per day! Parking after 4pm is $7. Event Address: 626 Night Market @ Santa Anita Park infield, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, 91007. Enter through Gate 5 or 6 off Colorado Place.

Octoberfest Bunco Night South El Monte Friday, October 26

Dinner - Games - Prizes. Come for Sausage Dogs & Hot Dogs with all the trimmings, Potato Salad, Chips, Fruit and Desserts. Plenty of tasty Apple Cider too! $10.00 donation includes dinner

and games. Proceeds go for student scholarships. All this fun is brought to you by the Soroptimist International Club of El Monte/South El Monte.

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos in El Monte El Monte Saturday, October 27

Come for the event and enjoy discounts and sales all El Monte along the Valley Mall Blvd merchants and restaurants! Saturday, October 27 The Nuvein Foundation for Have a College Degree and having a tough time landing a Literature and the Arts and the Downtown El Monte Busijob leading ot the career you ness Association are proud to want? Get a Great Job Fast! partner again to bring the 3rd takes participants through edition of this community arthe steps tha thave a proven tistic and cultural celebration record of success. Led by Dr. to life at the Mall WilliamH A.a Cohen, an award rvest F es tValley iv a l in El winning professor and author. Monte. The event will feature 5:00-8:30 PM Art Galeria, a curated October 27,Sunday, 2012 at October Longo 28 Altars, booths and vendors, mariaMission Community UMC Toyota "Penske College" 9032 E. Mission Dr. chi, folklorico dancers, Aztec classroom, 3534 Peck Road, Rosemead, CA 91770 Danza, teatro, poet(a)s, local El Monte, CA 91731 from Games, Live Music, ValleyFood Mall food vendors, and 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Jump For & Slide, Face Painting, much more! The event will more info or totreats make resfora everyone, Prizes for best costume!! be taking place in the Valley ervation call the El Monte/ Free Admission Mall lot between Monterrey South El Monte Chamber of Fun for the whole family!! Commerce at (626) 443-0180. Ave and Granada Ave from 11:00am until 6:00pm.

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VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

HALLOWEEN DANCE Date:

OCTOBER 27, 2012

Dinner Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Dance Time: 8:00 PM to 12:00 PM Cost: $15.00 Per person (Dance & Food) Costume: Optional Location: VFW Post 10218 11126 Ramona Blvd. El Monte, CA 91733 RAFFLES - COSTUME CONTEST


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El Monte Union High School District to Hold Annual College Night By Anne Donofrio-Holter El Monte, CA -- Students and their parents will have an opportunity to obtain information from representatives of colleges and universities, and learn the critical steps needed to make college a reality at the El Monte Union High School District's annual College Night. The event is designed to give parents and students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the steps in the college planning process. Students and their parents will also have an opportunity to obtain information on admission requirements, financial aid and scholarship programs. A parent workshop, entitled College Knowledge, will be presented in both English and Spanish. Representatives from UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State LA, Cal State Humboldt, Cal State East Bay, Mt. St. Mary's College, Pomona College, Rio Hondo College and Pasadena Community College are scheduled to attend along with a representatives from community outreach programs including Cal-SOAP, PCC Upward Bound, Goodwill, New Futuro, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and LEARN. Hosted each year by a different school, this year's event

will take place at Arroyo High School, located at 4921 Cedar Avenue, El Monte, on Monday, October 29 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. “College Night is a great opportunity for students and their parents to learn about the many educational choices they have for the future,” said Margina Berg, career guidance coordinator. "Well attended each year, College Night gives students and their parents a wealth of educational information as well as the opportunity to learn about the many choices available to them after high school." A shuttle bus, provided by LEARN, will be available to transport students from the other district high schools to Arroyo High School. Students must present their school I.D. to be admitted to the event. “College Night gives me an opportunity, all under one roof, to explore the programs that are available at many different institutions,” said one student. "I'd recommend it to everyone." "We encourage students from all grade levels and their parents to attend this very worthwhile event," added Berg. where they stand will also feel that otherworldly sensation as well as be reminded that we are neither the beginning nor the end.

El Monte Gets Spooky with Cemetery Walk and Talk

El Monte, CA -- On Thursday, October 25th, 2012 the City of El Monte invites you to hear the history and learn about the interesting residents of Savannah Memorial Park, a State Historical Landmark and site of El Monte’s best ghost stories. Tour guides will lead the evening’s program. Tour begins at sunset, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. A $10 program fee includes

roundtrip transportation from the El Monte Historical Museum at 3150 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, to the cemetery, night time refreshments and a souvenir flashlight for the tour. Space is limited and is expected to sell out. Reservations must be made by purchasing tickets at the El Monte Trolley Station or by calling (626) 580-2242 by October 20.

Parent Institute for Quality By Michele Earle El Monte, CA –Parents and guardians of students at Kranz Intermediate School and Madrid Middle School are participating in the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) Parent Engagement Education Program. The nine-week program is free to parents and guardians as part of each schools GEAR Up grant. Workshops are offered

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both in the morning and evening on Thursdays to accommodate the participant’s schedules. The nine-week course educates parents on how to foster a positive educational environment for their children both at home and at school. Participants learn how to create a positive and lasting educational environment at home using a number of proven academic success Cont. Page 4

LEARN To Host Local "Lights On Afterschool!" Celebrations at Area Schools

By Anne Donofrio-Holter El Monte, CA -- In an effort to increase awareness of the benefits and effectiveness of afterschool programs in local schools, LEARN (Learning, Enrichment & Academic Resources Network) has selected Gidley Elementary, Columbia Elementary and Wilkerson Elementary Schools in El Monte, El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, Pioneer High School in Whittier and Bassett High School in La Puente to showcase its afterschool programs during the 13th annual national "Lights On Afterschool!" celebration to be held October 18, 2012 LEARN provides quality afterschool services that focus on homework assistance, academic and extra-curricular enrichment and recreation for grades K through 12 within the communities of Whittier, Pico Rivera, El Monte and La Puente. The event emphasizes the need to save afterschool programs from budget cuts, thereby keeping lights on and doors open after the official end of the school day. "It’s important for the community to see the work that is being done in our afterschool programs. From kindergarten to high school, our youth are engaged in recreational, academic and enrichment activities." said LEARN CEO

The Walking Club is led by El Monte Parks and Recreation staff members who lead the groups in stretching, walking and cool down exercises.

Robert Arellanes. "Our recreation program helps supplement organized league play where many municipalities no longer have funding to maintain city leagues. Our academic assistance focuses on homework tutorials to bridge the gap for those who may not fully understand a lesson or an assignment. Finally, our enrichment activities range from theater arts to urban art, debate, film making, leadership training and even college access and high school equivalency classes." Those in attendance at each school site, including parents, will have an opportunity to meet LEARN and school staff working for and with the organization, learn about enrichment programs, clubs and afterschool activities students can participate in at

each school site as well as programs currently going on at neighboring districts. "Lights On Afterschool!" is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization supported by a group of public, private, and nonprofit entities working to ensure that all children have access to afterschool programs. Since launching in 2000, more than 7,500 communities and one million Americans have rallied together to keep kids safe, help working families, and inspire learning. For additional information and time scheduled for each school site, contact Steve Chang at (562) 945-0150 x104 or steve@learnla.org.

Arcadia Rotarians Make Donation to Help Build Education Center By Anne Donofrio-Holter Arcadia, CA -- The Arcadia Rotary Club and the Arcadia Rotary Foundation each contributed $5,000 to the Arcadia Historical Museum Foundation in their quest to build an education center. “Since 2001, the Arcadia Museum Foundation has been providing innovative and exciting educational opportunities for children of all ages and backgrounds in the community. However, space constraints have limited them as to the types and number of programs they can offer,” said Arcadia Rotary Club past president Dr. Brad Miller, who presented the checks along with Bob Hoffman, president of the Arcadia Rotary Foundation. According to Floretta Lauber, Arcadia Museum Foundation president, the proposed 2,600-square-foot education center will house a large lecture hall, a gallery running the length of the building, modified kitchen facilities and

essential storage space. “This donation was made in memory of Bob Daggett, a longtime club member and the architect who designed the building for the education center, the last project he worked on before his passing,” said Miller. “Known for his wry sense of humor and generosity, Bob was loved by everyone.” “It is so important for the students of Arcadia to have a place where they can learn about the history of their city and we are proud to make this donation,” added Hoffman. “On behalf of the board of

directors and the children of Arcadia, I would like to express our appreciation to the Arcadia Rotary Club for their donation,” said Lauber. For more information about the Arcadia Museum Foundation, or to make a donation to the education center, go to http://arcadiamuseum-fdn. org/. The Arcadia Rotary Club meets every Friday from noon to 1:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 211 E Huntington Drive in Arcadia. For additional information, go to www.arcadiarotary.org.


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tools such as dedicating a home study location and time of day for homework; creating ongoing dialog with their kids’ surrounding their academic success and challenges; and discussing children’s college expectations. Parents learn about how grades are used for college admittance and what classes are needed for students planning to attend college. “We are thrilled to be able to provide this beneficial program for our parents and families and we are very happy to see so many parents participate,” said Bonnie Tanaka, Madrid’s principal. “Both morning and evening workshops are offered during the nine weeks and we appreciate the commitment our parents have made to their child’s education by dedicating their time to attend the weekly workshops. What they learn will contribute greatly to the academic success of their children. ” “It’s wonderful to see so many Kranz parents and family members who are willing to come out once a week for nine weeks and invest in their child’s future. It shows their commitment to form a partnership with our school to improve their child's academic success, ensuring they are ready for high school and college” said Ray Andry, Kranz principal. “We appreciate our collaboration with GEAR Up which enabled us to provide this worthwhile program.” The classes are taught by PIQE facilitators and the nineweek series will culminate in a PIQE graduation ceremony at each school.

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Around Town by Mavis Hansen The El Monte Women’s Club will hold their monthly business meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the small auditorium of the El Monte Community Center, 3130 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California. The business meeting will be called to order by President Lorene Gutierrez at 11:00 am. Following the routine business and Chairmen Reports, a program on Domestic Violence will be presented by Kim Plater, GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) San Gabriel Valley District Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Chairman and Alice Slaughter, GFWC-SGVD Community Improvement Program Chairman. Ms. Plater and Ms. Slaughter have both had many years of experience in the area of Domestic Violence, working closely with the WINGS shelter for women and children and the Covina Woman’s Club DVAC(Domestic Violence Action Coalition). Both women are retired police officers. October is National “Domestic Violence and Awareness” month. Everyone is asked to wear a purple ribbon, the symbol for Domestic Violence Awareness. Members are asked to bring items of toiletries or clothing which will be donated to a womans shelter. El Monte Women’s Club Domestic Violence and Awareness Chairman is Rita Cazares. Anyone interested in this program is invited to attend. There is no charge and reservations are not required. Lunch will follow the program. October Luncheon Hostess’ will be Alexandra Lopez and Elsie Neilson. El Monte Women’s Club welcomes two new members. Joanne Suriano and Traci Wallach will be initiated at the October 23rd meeting. Joanne is sponsored by Frances Lara and Terri Oropeza. Traci is being sponsored by Eva Stoltz and her mother, Patricia Wallach. President Lorene Gutierrez will conduct the initiation. Membership Chairman is Frances Lara. “Kids Kloset” Chairman Eva Stoltz reports that donations of clothing and childrens items for the Serenity Home will continue and reports a special need for boys clothes in sizes 2T, 4T and 5T are needed. The GFWC-Cali-

fornia Federation of Women’s Clubs held their Area C Conference on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel, Torrance, California. Women fom the El Monte Women’s Club attending the conference were Mavis Hansen, San Gabriel Valley District President; Mary Jo Kolakoski, SGVD Recording Secretary; Esthela Torres de Siegrist, SGVD Education Chairman; Carmen Simons, SGVD Presidents Aide; Lorene Gutierrez, El Monte Women’s Club President and Eva Stoltz, El Monte Women’s Club Recording Secretary. El Monte Women’s Club fun fundraiser Bunco was held on Monday, October 8, 2012. After sharing a delicious Baked Potato Lunch, the players shared lots of laughs and good fellowship. Lorene Gutierrez won the $25.00 prize for most buncos. Guest Maria from the La Puente Woman’s Club won for most games and the booby prize went to Sharyon Nunez. Traci Wallach won the 50/50. The next San Gabriel Valley District meeting will be the Annual Fall Council to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the City of Walnut Senior Center, 21215 La Puente Road, Walnut, California. The focus will be on Habitat for Humanity, special philanthropy of GFWC-CFWC State President Valerie Barnes. A federation auction (items donated by members) will be held and proceeds donated to Habitat for Humanity. The San Gabriel Valley District has 25 local clubs, one nearby for everyone. For information on membership contact El Monte Membership Chairman Frances Lara at 626-695-2411 or San Gabriel Valley District Membership Chairman Rosemary Morabito at 818-415-6189. “Volunteers are Priceless” See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN.

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Rosemead San Gabriel Temple City Rosemead San Gabriel Temple City Temple City

Jerry’s Journeys By Jerry Jambazian Temple City is a great place to live and raise a family. Temple City’s property values are among the highest in Los Angeles County due largely to the excellence of our outstanding, high achieving schools. All seven of Temple City’s schools have been designated as California Distinguished Schools. In my estimation there is a reason families are finding Temple City a place to invest their housing dollars. It is a safe place to live, it has a great form of city government with maintained infrastructure, parks and recreation. I don’t want to upset our city leaders, but people are not coming here because of our vibrant business district. We have well over 40 vacancies just on Las Tunas Drive. It is not the city’s fault. We have been in a downturn economy for four years. I have used my own customers as a bellwether of the economy. I have said all this to urge Temple City residents to vote YES for Measure S. I have lived in the Temple City Unified School District for 45 years, 3 years as a renter and 42 years as a homeowner. I have directly benefited from high property values at home and at my business. Our two daughters benefited from a world-class education in Temple City beginning in the 1980’s. Voting Yes on Measure S will protect high quality instruction in core subjects such as math, science, reading and writing. Yes on S will enable the district to make necessary repairs in ALL our Temple City schools. Yes on S will update technology in science/computer labs and school libraries to

enhance student learning and keeping test scores high. Yes on S will fund safe schools, safety equipment, fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, door safety locks, safety lighting and fencing. Yes on S will upgrade heating and cooling systems, repair roofs, deteriorating electrical systems and restrooms. Yes on S will remove hazardous materials such as asbestos/lead paint, replace outdated plumbing systems to code. The Temple City Unified School District is concerned about the health and safety of children during the school day. A major portion of the bond funds will be used to remove the obstacles to creating a better learning environment. The detractors have said that Temple City schools will continue to provide a good education even if the bond fails. I tend to agree only because of a dedicated staff of educators who are committed to providing a great learning experience. Good is not an option. Temple City students deserve the best! In 2000 the median home and condo value was $233,000. In 2011 the median value was $574,504. What kind of interest have you been getting lately on your investments? If you are lucky maybe about 1%. The value of your home has increased through the years. I maintain that your home took on added value partly because of Temple City’s outstanding school district. The average assessed value (not actual value) in Temple City is about $300,000 per house. This equates to about $176 per year in increased property tax for 25 years. I am not a math genius, but I see this as a good investment

considering my increased property values through the years. The argument has also been made to renters, “If you increase my landlord’s assessment, he/she will raise my rent.” Do you really think a landlord is going to raise your rent because your unit has increased $50 per year? Of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, Temple City ranks third in increased value, only behind San Marino and Walnut. The API (Academic Performance Index) recently released the scores of 37 surrounding school districts. Temple City ranked fifth with a score of 901. The State’s target of 800 is considered a minimum standard. The detractors have argued, “What did they do with the 1998 bond of 24 million which we are still paying for?” Let me shed some light on some of the major improvements. The 1998 bond included: • Oak Avenue: Construction eleven classrooms, three science labs, and music classroom. • TCHS: Two story permanent addition to the 400/500 classroom wing, upgrade science labs and restrooms. • Cloverly: Completion of two story classrooms with elevator, installation of fire services. Emperor: Construction of two-story building with twelve classrooms and elevator. • La Rosa: Construction of two-story building providing fourteen classrooms with elevators, new Instructional Resource Center. • Longden: Construction of two-story building with fourteen classrooms with elevator, demolish former district office. • CLC: Construct singlestory building with two classrooms. School Districts across all California are suffering from decreased revenues from State and Federal sources. California is 16 billion dollars in the red and sees the school dis-

tricts as their personal piggy banks to continue wasteful projects. Earlier in the year legislators in Sacramento dissolved redevelopment agency funds. If the Governors measure does not pass he will institute more trigger cuts to education. Voting YES on Measure S will ensure that Sacramento will not be able to touch any of the funds. All expenditures will be subject to annual independent financial audits, no funds can be used for administrators’, salaries or pensions. Local control will be provided for all improvements at all schools. Lastly, an independent citizens’ oversight committee must be appointed to ensure that all funds are spent only as authorized. My, if only Sacramento could say the same thing! This has been a long process beginning in late 2011. The District held many meetings with site councils to determine the needs. The original project list was over 159 million dollars with a “If you could dream) approach. With careful consideration to the necessary needs the amount of $128.8 million was presented as a proposition to the voters of Temple City. The Board of Governors of the Temple City Unified School District adopted the proposed bond measure on July 18, 2012. I am voting YES for Measure S not because my property values have increased. I am voting YES because I am investing in our future. Education is a most important commodity. Please join me by voting YES on S and Paying it Forward for our future. See you soon…

Civil War Exhibit Raise Ghosts and Humanity By Sean Telles San Marino, Ca - Two new, temporary exhibits focusing on the Civil War have opened at the Huntington Library. One presentation focuses on the Huntington’s extensive, rarely seen, photograph collection and the other its historical documents. The artifacts alone are worthy of investigation, but the interesting layout of each collection adds dimension, history, and humanity to a subject often taught in black and white. When you enter the photography exhibit towards the back of the garden, the first thing that strikes you is the modern feel of the design. The larger rooms are broken into smaller sections by semi-transparent, ceiling-high screens that hold images of the civil war. The size of the panels offer new details into the old photos, yet the translucence of the material they are printed on give the observer the feeling of a ghost. Combine this feeling with a modern-day piece of music commissioned for the exhibit playing in the background, and you immediately realize this isn’t your everyday Civil War exhibit experience. In addition to the overall feel of the environment, the individual pieces are stunning. War photography was at its infancy during this time period and the expense of the process meant only the extremely wealthy were able to collect and view what is now on display - even newspapers, due to technological gaps, could only print woodcut versions of these photographs. One item not to be missed is what is sometimes called Lincoln’s “death warrant,” which is a hand-signed note excusing the President’s regular body guard from Cont. Page 11

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

By Joe Castillo Haunting Tails ….. It’s October and time for stories of ghosts and spirits in places we pass by everyday right here in the San Gabriel Valley. The Los Angeles County Arboretum is home to a number of ghostly visions which perhaps you may have seen. Going back to the late 20’s, the Arboretum was used for a number of movies. The Queen Anne Cottage, an 1885 Victorian built by E.J. Elias ‘Lucky’ Baldwin was the centerpiece of a number of sightings. In the days when everyone was trying to get into movies, the demand for Native American actors was high but the lack of qualified actors kept most roles unfilled. A young African-American actor saw an opportunity to get into the acting field by imitating a Native American chief. The fraudulent actor learned the ways of the Native Americans, learned their language and culture and even changed his name to Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance. The Chief became so good in his role that soon he was used

as a ‘technical consultant’ for Western movies and the movie industry. His involvement with a number of movies at the Arboretum allowed him to finagle his way to stay in the Queen Anne Cottage. The Chief continued to fool everyone for over a year until a reporter found out about his secret. Not wanting to be exposed as a fraud, the Chief decided to take matters into his own hands and shot himself in the Parlor of the Queen Anne Cottage. Within a short period of time, ghostly images of the Chief were seen in the parlor, walking around practicing his movie lines. When the TV show, Fantasy Island, was filmed at the Arboretum, actors and stage crews members told of seeing the ghost of Chief Long Lance in the cottage. Ghost hunters have also sensed ghosts of the Gabrielenos around Baldwin Lake and ‘Lucky ‘Baldwin himself in the Hugo Reid Adobe…. The San Gabriel Mission is home to a number of ghostly images of floating candles. In the days when

the Mission was being built, a number of priests, craftsman, teachers and travelers died while either working or staying as a guest in the Mission. Numerous Gabrielenos were either killed or fatally abused while working at the Mission. As is a Catholic tradition, a candle is lit when a baptized Catholic dies. The image of floating candles has been seen moving from the altar down the aisle at a height of 4 feet and out to the garden area. Around the Mission, numerous sightings have appeared in houses and residences of a Gabrieleno man. The image lasts a few seconds and then disappears, waiting for a reason to re-appear again…. The Aztec Hotel on Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia was home to a suicide of a young lady named Jerry Lynn, who was either a prostitute or resident of the Hotel. That same night Prohibition was repealed and ghost hunters suggest that Lynn’s ghost was caught in the hotel between the celebrations. She has been seen wearing the same clothes as when she committed suicide… Whether at the Mission, the Arboretum or the Aztec Hotel, the San Gabriel Valley is haunted by its own unique collection of ghosts…

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October 17, 2012

Lions Light up Rosemead FANVIEW

By Joe Torosian “Every time you win, you are reborn.” --- George Allen If Temple City HC Mike McFarland pulls off the win against San Marino this week, he should be named Grand Marshall of the Camellia Parade. Has anyone seen a Lakers game yet? Saying Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is struggling on the field, is like saying George Clooney struggles to get dates with swimsuit models. Note to Fred Roggin: When you put Brandon Martinez on your show, give him more time! The best quarterback in the schools 111 years deserved better. So does Brian Tabatabai start getting consideration for OC of the year? The most interesting thing I heard on Friday night after South El Monte scored its first touchdown was that Gabrielino was trailing in a game for the first time all season. I’m really starting to dig fantasy football. Really starting to miss hockey... honestly, not really. Have to love the players who keep strapping on the helmets and pads for Alhambra... Next Add TC: For those of you thinking a Temple City upset of San Marino this week is out of the question, check this out; Titan opponents are 14-36 on the season. I have never been so bored by Major League Baseball... Question: Would you rather have your team be pathetic, so when they lose you don’t get too angry about it. Or...would you rather have your team be mediocre and be ticked off every time they lose? I’m not making predictions, but if Levi Wells can stay healthy and get more comfortable South El Monte is going to be a real tough out over the next few weeks. Chris Long and staff deserve loud applause for getting Arcadia to this point in the season. The Apaches were written off after the opening the season with a loss to Rio Hondo Prep...yeah, remember that. A good football season is the kind of season that sees the Dallas Cowboys struggle...Always a pleasure. Speaking of the Lakers, I don’t know what it feels like to be Antawn Jamison. He’s been around 14 seasons averaging just a tick under 20 points and eight rebounds a game and people hardly know he’s still in the league. Can you imagine if Jamison had spent the last 14 years with either the Lakers or the Boston Celtics? Better still, can you imagine what you would do with the 15-million he’s going to make this season? Now that’s the kind of anonymity I can handle.

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By Tim Peterson Rosemead, CA - Brandon Martinez threw six touchdown passes and ran for another to lead El Monte to a 50-34 win over Rosemead Friday night. Martinez spread the wealth throwing two touchdown passes each to Abel Barrajas, Josh Morales and Adolfo Sanchez. El Monte jumped out to a 36-14 halftime lead courtesy of four touchdown passes

El Monte struck twice in the first quarter. After a big punt return by Barrajas set up the Lons at the Rosemead 23, Martinez connected with him for a four yard touchdown pass. After forcing Rosemead to punt, Martinez rilfed a spiral over the middle hitting Sanchez in stride who strutted into the endzone for a 60 yard score for a 12-0 lead. The Panthers then made thier first run of the game with two

Arroyo Beats The View, 14-3 By Carson E. Powers El Monte, CA - Arroyo climbed back into the Mission Valley League on Friday night with a 14-3 victory over Mt View at B.L. Bergstrom. The win extends the Knights winning streak over the Vikings to 31 consecutive, but it didn’t come with standard Arroyo lightening strikes and a running clock in the fourth quarter. This one was a grinder. After a scoreless first quarter, and only 3:45 to play in the second, Peter Aholoka scored on a 4-yard run up the middle to give Arroyo a 7-0 lead. Mt. View was able to get a shot at and convert a field goal from Chris Gonzalez to narrow the margin to 7-3 at the break. Aholoka added a 3-yard run with 4:08 remaining in the

With two more touchdowns on Friday night, Arroyo's Peter Aholoka has now scored 12 on the season, 11 on the ground

fourth to close the scoring. The Vikings played without quarterback Xavier Yanez.

Temple City Finishes South Pas in Overtime

Brandon Martinez was the man for El Monte throwing six touchdown passes and running for another."

by Martinez including a 60 yarder to Adolfo Sanchez and tosses of 33 to Barrajas and 26 to Morales. It looked like the Lions would run away and hide in the second half but Rosemead quickly got back into it with two scores to open the third quarter. Everado Camacho connected with Steven San Miguel for a 34 yard score. The Lions fumbled a snap on the ensuing possession and Rosemead immediately cashed in again. From the El Monte 27, the Panthers needed just six plays to get in the endzone with Camacho capping it with a five ayrd run. Suddenly Rosemead had made it a one possession game at 36-28. But the Lions kicked it right back into high gear. Martinez hit Barajas for a 48 yard pass down to the 11 yard line. From there Martinez fired a ten yard bullet to Sanchez and then the senior quarterback ran in the to point conversion and the advantage was back to 16. Michael Suhagen caught a one yard toss from Camacho with just seven seconds remaining in the third quarter to give Rosemead 20 points in the third and cut the lead to 44-34. But Martinez’ sixth TD pass of the night - this one for 23 yards to Morales and an interception by Marco Reyes of Camacho late in the fourth iced it for the Lions.

straight touchdowns to grab the lead. Camacho hooked up with San Miguel for a 38 yard gain and he found him again on the next play for a ten yard score to get the Mead in the board. El Monte was stopped on fourth down and Rosemead took over at its own 45 on the next possession. Camacho went to San Miguel again this time hitting him with a 34 yard strike to start the second quarter. And suddenly the Panthers were up 14-12. “They took a 14-12 lead. That’s not something we worry about especially in the first or second quarter,” said El Monte Coach Joel Sanchez. And worry they didn’t as the Lions went on a 24-0 run to close out the first half. Twice Martinez made big pass plays for touchdowns - 33 yards to Barrajas and 26 to Morales and El Monte converted on all three two point conversions. 14-12 Rosemead turned into 36-14 Lions at the half. It looked like it was over already early before Rosemead came out with the two quick scores to open the third. The Panthers made it interesting for awhile but it wasn’t enough. “We played hard to the last whistle. That’s what we do and we got a victory and now we move Cont. Page 8 forward,”

By Matt Schuler South Pasadena, CA - Temple City was trailing nearly the entire game before pulling off a miraculous comeback, doing all the right things to hang around and pull off the 42-35 come-from-behind victory against host South Pasadena in overtime Friday Night. Anthony Valencia rolled out right and found Oscar Estrada open in the end zone, who barely managed to secure the catch and touchdown in the first possession of overtime. On the flip side South Pas quarterback David Madrid watched his fourth down pass go off the hands of his receiver followed by the sidelines pouring out onto the field. The win makes it four-consecutive for Temple City, who

trailed 21-7 late in the first and 28-14 with 8:22 in the second before putting together three consecutive scoring drives and 21 points when they needed it most. TC soon found itselves ahead 35-28 with 11:16 to play when Nic Starling darted in the endzone for the teams first lead of the night. Starling finished with the night with two touchdowns and Austin Esparza also chipped in with another. South Pasadena’s Nathan Lee opened the game with a 99-yard kick off return to the house and the Tigers looked good early with the arm of David Madrid. Lee finished with three total touch downs for South Pas, but it wasn’t enough. The Rams Cont. Page 9

The Tigers Nathan Lee returning the game's opening kick-off for a touchdown." (Photo by Shoal Hollingsworth & www.shoalhphotography.com)


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South Delivers Gabrielino First Loss, 22-9

By Joe Torosian South El Monte, CA - South El Monte made a pair of first quarter touchdowns stand up, and scored a late one for effect, in its 22-9 victory over Gabrielino on Friday night in Mission Valley League play. Two things happened early. First quarterback Levi Wells hit Jordan Vargas with a short pass that Vargas turned into a 13-yard touchdown as he bulled into the endzone. Agustin Pinto drilled the extra point and it was 7-0 Southmen The other thing that happened on that play? It was the first time in six games, the then 6-0 Gabrielino Eagles, had trailed in a game. It didn’t get better a little over a minute later when Pablo Ocegueda returned a punt 60-yards to paydirt and Erick Zelaya added the two point conversion to make it 15-0. Unable to mount a running game, Gabrielino went to the pass. The deep pass and failed to advance the ball. All five of its first half possessions ended with punts, and earned just one first down not from a referee’s flag. In the second half South fumbled on its first play from scrimmage and Gabrielino was able to turn it into a 30-yard field goal by Eddie Garcia. Still struggling offensively

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GHS was able to put pressure on South. The home team’s first four possessions of the second half all ended in punts. With 7:07 top play the deep ball finally paid off for Gabrielino. Quarterback Elijah Peters rolled right, pumped faked down field to Jeremy Franco and then threw back across the field to Cameryn Matthews for a 46-yard touchdown. The extra-point was botched on the hold, and the score was 15-9 South. The defenses held the offenses each to a three and out on the next possessions, but South’s fifth possession of the second half proved to be the back breaker. Another excellent punt return by Ocegueda put his team in business at their own 47 with 3:48 to play. An offside penalty advanced it to the Gabrielino 48. Eric Garcia went five more yards for the first down. Two plays later Wells hit Garcia with 5-yard pass that set up a third down and five at the Gabrielino 38. Dropping back to pass, with great protection, Wells waited for Javier Machuca to cross to the center of the field before connecting with him. Machuca, the South El Monte word for “lightening”, turned up field and covered 19 yards before being stopped. Garcia carried the ball for Cont. Page 9

Mid Valley News Area Football Top 10 1. Monrovia (5-2): Cats have outscored two league opponents 104-17. 2. El Monte (5-2): Arroyo – check, Rosemead – check, next… 3. Rio Hondo Prep (6-1): Should wrap up Prep League title against Flintridge next Friday. 4. La Puente (5-2): The road Warriors are just that; undefeated away from McInstosh. 5. Temple City (4-3): Four game winning streak is longest since six game run in 2006. 6. Arcadia (3-4): Guess what folks? The Apaches are going to the playoffs. 7. Duarte (4-3): HC Jason Martin still fuming about bad call. 8. Rosemead (3-4): Better shake off El Monte loss, or it could cost them even more. 9. South El Monte (3-4): The better Levi Wells plays, the longer this team stays alive. 10. Gabrielino (6-1): Eagles need to find a running game.

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Sanchez said. ”I tell people all the time unless you come and see us you think it’s just the Brandon Martinez show. Of course he’s great, we know that. But so is Abel (Barrajas), so is Josh Morales, Adolfo Sanchez and Josh Wu. It’s a group of guys, about four or five guys that are good. It’s not just one or two. And another thing is our line. I haven’t heard one thing about our line all year and our line is playing thier butts off every game. They leave it all the field and do everything we ask them to do.” Martinez, behind that line, threw for 381 yards and six scores on 21 completions. Everybody got into the act as Martinez threw to five different receivers. Barrajas had 98 yards receiving, Sanchez 88, wu 84 and Morales 75. Martinez added 84 yards on the grond and Angel Gonzalez contributed 52 rushing yards. San Miguel did the most damage for Rosemead with 11 catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns. Alec Zavala ran for 117 yards on 15 carries. “Everybody talks about their offense but their defense made a couple of big stops too and you have to take your hats off to them,” said Rosemead Coach Marc Paramo.

The Peterson Principle By Tim Peterson Associate Editor After you sift through all the debris about broken plays, cheap shots, trash talking and defenses, one thing is certain. El Monte is the best team in the league in 2012. Yes, it seems like that is stating the obvious and it might be. But I've still heard whispers about Gabrielino pulling something or read posts about South shutting the Lions down. Sorry, I just don't see it. Brandon Martinez and company are simply too much. And when I say company it's some pretty exclusive company. If Martinez is best actor then there are plenty of best supporting actors. There's Abel Barrajas, Josh Morales, Josh Wu, and Adolfo Sanchez. All these guys are capable of making an instant impact. The Lions played without their best running back in Friday night's 50 point performance in Rosemead as Bryan Luevano sat out with an ankle injury and Angel Gonzalez stepped in and filled the void. Make no mistake, the Lions will win the MVL. Don't tell that to Coach Joel Sanchez however who is keeping his team grounded. “We haven't done anything yet. We still have three games left. We got the win now let's get out of here,” he told his team after the game. Worried about the defense? Well, if they're scoring 40 to 50 points a game it doesn't matter does it? Yes, the Lions will be just fine. That being said I still don't understand all the hoopla surrounding the “broken play” comment attributed to Rosemead HC Marc Paramo. I swear I've read the

quote at least 10 times and I don't see anything negative or derogatory being directed towards the El Monte offense. Great players make things happen out of broken plays don't they? John Elway and Joe Montana made a living out of broken plays. Of all the comments written on the El Monte- Rosemead game story – over 50 so far including the ones we had to delete- the one written by JJimenez makes the most sense about Paramo's comment. “Paramo's quote was taken out of context. He said what he said but he didn't say it as a put down. He said it to the reporter as a compliment of B Mart's ability to make a broken play into something big such as his scrambles for touchdowns and the ability to throw the long ball. When the reporter got a hold of it he left a few crucial words out of the original quote and posted it as fact,” he wrote. Yeah that sounds about right to me. Paramo was nothing but complimentary after the game in regards to the El Monte offense. But you, know whatever it takes to get fired up I guess. Personally I think El Monte scores 50 with or without the comment. Montebello-BG is BIG “That was a huge win or us. That's San Gabriel. They always have a great offense and they were in the CIF Finals last year.” said Montebello DC Brian Zavala about the Oilers 48-41 win over the Matadors Friday night. “We jumped out to a big lead and then let it get away but we were happy to get the win in overtime. I'm running the defense so you can blame me for all of those points,” he said. That's my principle.

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Cantwell-Sacred Heart 8, Bosco Tech 7 A 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Timothy Walsh to Joseph Henriquez and a two-point conversion run by Walsh lifted the Cardinals (1-6, 1-2) to their first win of the year, knocking off the Tigers (1-6, 1-2) Friday night at CantwellSacred Heart. The Tigers had taken a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Tigers quarterback Brady Martinez scored from a yard out. Running back David Fuentez led the Tigers on the ground with 129 yards on 24 carries. Alhambra 53, Keppel 20 The Jerry DeSantis era at Alhambra got off to a good start as the Moors (3-4, 1-1) continued the Aztecs’ (0-7, 0-2) winless streak Friday night at Keppel High’s Aztec Stadium. The Moors took a 47-0 lead before the Aztecs got on the board with a 12-yard run with 39 seconds left in the half. Ezra Broadus and Sebastian Espinoza each scored twice in the first quarter as the Moors built a 35-0 lead after the first. Quarterback Armando Amaya completed only three of six passes in the game but all three were touchdown throws in the first quarter, two to Espinoza and one to Joseph Nieto. Arcadia 49, Glendale 7 The Apaches (3-4, 3-1) had little trouble in defusing the Nitros (1-6, 0-4) to take sole possession of second place in the Pacific League with their win Friday night at Arcadia High’s Apache Cont. Page 9


October 17, 2012 Game Night Week EIGHT All Games are Friday Night October 19. 2012

Almont League Schurr (2-5) a Alhambra (3-4) Two teams battling to get of the 2012 swamp. They both have reasons to win, they both have ample excuses, but the Moors have Ezra Broadus. Prediction: Alhambra 14 Schurr 7 Keppel (0-7) at San Gabriel (1-6) This one is about as hard to call as USC versus Slippery Rock. The Matadors are set to explode a 50-bomb on Aztecs. Prediction: San Gabriel 55 Keppel 6 Del Rey League Bosco Tech (1-6) at Mary Star of the Sea (2-5) We don’t want to say this game is ugly, but it has a strange resemblance to a cat named Frankenstein. The Stars are will in the CIF hunt. Prediction: Mary Star 21 Bosco Tech 14 Montview League Sierra Vista (4-3) at Bassett (2-5) Should be a good match up. The Olympian are improved, the Dons are still thinking, wishing, hoping, for the playoffs. Prediction: Sierra Vista 28 Bassett 20 Duarte (4-3) at La Puente (5-2) Not just talking playoffs here, but were also talking about how you want to enter the playoffs. A second place team with a chance for a home game, or a third place team getting on the bus and driving to Ojai? Prediction: La Puente 28 Duarte 21 Mission Valley League Mt. View (3-4) at El Monte (5-2) A small hurdle for the Lions on the way to the MVL crown. Prediction: El Monte 45 Mt. View 21 Gabrielino (6-1) at Rosemead (3-4) We will find out more about the Eagles this week than last. Can the Panthers regain focus after last week’s loss to El Monte? Prediction: Rosemead 21 Gabrielino 7 Arroyo (4-3) at South El Monte (3-4) Common sense says go with Arroyo, but the Eagles are playing more inspired ball at the moment. South HC Ibis Aguilar has to find a way to keep the Knights pass rush away from Levi Wells. Prediction: South El Monte 20 Arroyo 14 Pacific League Arcadia (3-4) at Pasadena (1-6) Apaches win and they are in. Prediction: Arcadia 34 Pasadena 14 Rio Hondo League San Marino (7-0) at Temple City (4-3) Truly a fate of the world contest. Long history between these schools, crossed blood lines, the difference between second place and Sierra Canyon in the first round. Prediction: Temple City 29 San Marino 28 Monrovia (5-2) Vs. Blair (0-7) at Muir H.S. This will sound awful, but for the good of area football the Wildcats need to drop 100 on the Vikings. The attention will embarrass those who put this team on the field in 2012. The players should have never been exposed to this. Prediction: Monrovia 65 Blair 0 Valle Vista League Baldwin Park (0-8) at Northview (5-2) The Braves are the best 0-8 team around...sounds funny but true. Prediction: Northview 31 Baldwin Park 7 Prep League Rio Hondo Prep (6-1) Vs. Flintridge Prep (4-3) at Occidental For the sake of the Prep League you want it to be close, but the Kares are going to demonstrate again why they belong in the Olympic League. Prediction: Rio Hondo 42 Flintridge 21

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CASE NUMBER: BC480201 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filling fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, property may be taken without further warning from the court. There other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decider en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y haser que se entrgue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no le protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es possible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontraar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una conceción de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and Address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Los Angeles Superior Court, 111 N. Hill Street Los Angeles, California 90012 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): GRAHAM M. CRIDLAND, ESQ SBN 243646 DARLING & RISBROUGH, LLP 19200 VON KARMAN AVE., IRVINE, CA 92612 Tel: 714.384.4250 Date: (Fecha): 03.05.2012 Clerk by: (Secretario): AMBER LaFLEUR-CLAYTON, Deputy (Ad- junto) Publication Dates: 10-10-2012, 10-17-2012, 10-24-2012, 10-31-2012

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Trabajar para mejorar las vidas y el bienestar de sus familias.

El Monte, CA 91731

Contact Lorena Burgos at (626) 960-2995, Ext. 114 to sign up (each individual MUST participate in the intake process before entering the group).

File No. 2012200365 ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ALPHA TAXI EXPRESS, 16038 HARVEST MOON ST., LA PUENTE, CA 91744, LA COUNTY. Registered Owner(s): GERARDO GARCIA PENA, 16038 HARVEST MOON ST., LA PUENTE, CA 91744. 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). 10.17.2012, 10.24.2012, 10.31.2012, 11.07.2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012195045. ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RAMIREZ AUTO SERVICE INC., 1204 E RAMONA BLVD., EL MONTE, CA 91732, LA COUNTY. Registered Owner(s): RAMIREZ AUTO SERVICE INC, 1204 E RAMONA BLVD, EL MONTE, CA 91732. This business is conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name on PRESIDENT. 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). 10.03.2012, 10.10.2012, 10.17.2012, 10.24.2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

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South Delivers

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: REMATE DEL MONTE, A BUSINESS (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ENTITY OF UNKNOWN COMPOSITION; RAUL ZUGASTI, AN INDIVIDUAL, AND DOES 1 TO 20, INCLUSIVE

Daigo Saito Wins Formula Drift Championship See Page 11

Vivir una Vida Libre de Violencia

Date: Every Monday (for 16 weeks and ongoing) Where: Gidley School - 10226 E. Lower Azusa Rd. Room 14

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8-yards to the Gabrielino 11 before being stacked up for a 2-yard loss on second down. On third and two Wells drilled Vargas again for a 7-yard gain and first and goal at the six. With 41 seconds left on the clock, Wells faked the option pitch and sliced through the Gabrielino defense for the exclamation point. The point after was made and South was back in the MVL hunt.

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The YWCA San Gabriel Valley is providing Domestic Violence Support Groups (English) for Women in the City of El Monte.

play San Marino next week and The Tigers take a bus ride to La Canada for a battle of playoff implications for both teams.

La Agencia de YWCA del Valle de San Gabriel, proporcionará Grupos de Apoyo de Violencia Doméstica para Mujeres (en español) en la Ciudad de El Monte

Fecha:Todos los Lunes a partir del 1 de Octubre, 2012 Lugar: Gidley School - 10226 E. Lower Azusa Rd. Room 14 El Monte, CA 91731 Hora: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Llamar a Lorena Burgos para Registrarse al (626) 960-2995, Ext. 114 (cada persona DEBE participar en el proceso de admisión antes de entrar al grupo).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012191507. AMENDED (NEW) FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FIVE STAR ROOTERPLUS, 1112 WISCONSIN ST. #4., POMONA, CA 91768, LA COUNTY. Registered Owner(s): LOPEZ MARK, 1112 WISCONSIN ST. #4, POMONA, CA 91768. 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). 10.03.2012, 10.10.2012, 10.17.2012, 10.24.2012 MID VALLEY NEWS


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120059515 Doc ID #000925850762005N Title Order No. 92585076 Investor/Insurer No. 1698439499 APN No. 8580-008-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/08/2005. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LUCIANO COBIAN, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/08/2005 and recorded 4/26/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0968393, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/08/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3219 HIDDEN LANE, EL MONTE, CA, 91733. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $368,952.41. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks 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. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0059515. 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. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-FN4310842 10/10/2012, 10/17/2012, 10/24/2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11486433-CL Order No.: 110579254-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/18/2007. 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. 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): DAVID VIDRIO AND ROSA VIDRIO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/25/2007 as Instrument No. 20071274807 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/24/2012 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: $449,281.41 The purported property address is: 1321 HOLTWOOD AVE, SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8118014-045 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 714-573-1965 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-11-486433-CL . 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: 714-5731965 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-11-486433-CL IDSPub #0037131 10/3/2012 10/10/2012 10/17/2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

TRUSTEE SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JESUS ANDRADE Case No. GP016947 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JESUS ANDRADE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ROSARIO ANDRADE AND PATRICIA MONGE, in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PATRICIA MONGE, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the dece-dent’s lost will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independ-ent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repre-sentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be re-quired to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-sented to the proposed action.) The inde-pendent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on November 9, 2012 at 8:30 AM in Dept. A located at 300 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: THOMAS E. DIAZ, ESQ. ATTORNEY AT LAW SBN 178068 142 E. BONITA AVE., #204 SAN DIMAS, CA 91773 10-10-2012, 10-17-2012, 10-24-2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 457717CA Loan No. 3010128746 Title Order No. 1164063 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-26-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-01-2012 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-07-2006, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 06-1739037, , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 05-20-2010, Book , Page , Instrument 20100691387 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: PATRICK T MCINTIRE, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA, 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: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Legal Description: LOT 24 BLOCK ‘’B’’ OF TRACT NO. 11202, IN THE CITY OF EL MONTE, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 197 PAGES 42 THRU 45 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $584,247.30 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4181 LA MADERA AVE EL MONTE, CA 91732 APN Number: 8548-011-022 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: 10-10-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASEY KEALOHA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 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 three 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), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, 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-4307774 10/10/2012, 10/17/2012, 10/24/2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF EL MONTE CITY COUNCIL TO:

All Interested Parties:

FROM:

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

Pursuant to law, the City Council hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held regarding: ITEM UNDER CONSIDERATION:

On March 20, 2012, the El Monte City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 2791 to establish permanent regulations for the purpose of protecting and preserving trees on public and privately owned properties in the City and adopted related resolution establishing a schedule of fees for the implementation and administration of the adopted regulations. The proposed amendments will update and make non-substantive modifications to the code provisions of Title 14 (Sustainable Development) “Chapter 14.03—Tree Protection and Preservation” and correct typographical errors.

LEAD AGENCY:

City of El Monte

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION:

This project is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq.) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines, Section 15061(b)(3).

DATE AND HOUR:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 5:30 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 Council, 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 Council 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 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Published on:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lorene Gutierrez, City Clerk City of El Monte

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

--Bertrand Russell


October 17, 2012

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pics 24. _______ arts 25. Remote in manner 26. Symbolized by olive branch 27. *Like Hannibal Lecter's victims? 29. Bowed, fretted and stringed instrument 31. * ____ Voldemort 32. Currently broadcasting 33. Old Testament miracle food 34. *Allegedly cruel captain 36. *Kirk's antagonist 38. That time 42. One up 45. Interstellar cloud 49. "30 Rock's" ___ Lemon 51. Clinton claimed he didn't do this 54. Moolah or dough 56. Building extension 57. Peeping Tom's glance 58. First-rate 59. Zn 60. One moment 61. Cher, e.g. 62. Relating to ear 63. Sunrise side 64. Greek R 66. *___ 9000

ARIES Your chores are all-important right now. That could mean blowing off important projects and people, but you'll need to do that anyway if you get buried. TAURUS Love and romance are in store for you now, so make sure you're ready for anything -- or anyone, if you're single! GEMINI Be clear with people now -Others are trying to figure out how you really feel, but they are likely to get it wrong without some input from you. CANCER The little details of your life are growing dramatically, but they are also making your life more interesting. LEO You are feeling unexpectedly low-key this week, so just take it easy and let others take the lead. VIRGO People may tease you about your obsession with organization, but with weeks like this week, it really pays off! LIBRA Avoid the temptation to growl at those who get in your way this week -- forgive first. You're better off without grudges. SCORPIO Your friends are in need, but they aren't being pesky about it. Which means it's up to you to check them out and figure out what you can do for them. SAGITTARIUS Your headlong rush into the week's activities can cause problems down the line -- Rushing actually moves you backward this week! CAPRICORN Information is easier to come by this week -- You know just whom to call or which website has the data required for any question. AQUARIUS You have to handle life's little details this week. A little boredom never killed anyone. PISCES It's just one of those weeks when you are at your best in service to others or to the community as a whole. Volunteer or offer a hand..

that night at Ford’s Theater. The second temporary display of the Huntington Civil War collection is on display in a smaller room closer to the entrance. What it loses in space, it makes up for in content. A person could spend hours reading the over a hundred letters, posters, and other late 19th century items, which by design, take a modernday viewer into an America divided beyond anything it has ever known. Starting with the passionate build-up to the war, to the complicated battles themselves – complete with plain clothes guerrilla warriors, to the final outcome for the battle of how the 13th amendment should be worded (citizenship or not for all African Americans), this exhibition will teach everyone something through first-hand, extremely rare, artifacts. There is one stunning visual present in both exhibits. As the majority of casualties

in the war were left on the battlefield, it became the job of mostly Afro-Americans after the war to bury skeletal remains. In a war that began in order to maintain the Union and morphed into a fight for freedom, this photograph speaks to the horrors of one of the most tragic times in our history that left no one and everyone free from horrible pain. The Civil War collection at the Huntington Library is one of the largest and best in the world. Now, it’s your pleasure to enjoy this wealth in a way few ever will. As these are temporary exhibits and you’ll probably want to go at least twice, get there quickly. Curator of Photography, Jennifer Watts and Curator of American Historical Manuscripts, Olga Tsapina both deserve acclaim and thanks for designing realms to see the past in unique and helpful ways.

Daigo Saito Wins Formula Drift Championship

By Andrew Paul Bettridge Irwindale, CA - Just this past weekend here at Irwindale Speedway right of the 605 freeway at Live Oak Formula Drift hit with a sell out crowd as seas of fans as far as the eye could see. With over 6 crashes all in the same turn during main competition, the final crash came in the final battle of the season as Jason Pawlak hit the wall. Which gave Daigo Saito the automatic win for the round and his points came to total just enough to win the championship in his rookie season here in the US series. Stay tuned for coverage of round 1 in the Streets of Long Beach in April and any other Formula Drift breaking news between the seasons.

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Ryan Kado hits the last straightaway before the final turn.

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Daigo Saito takes the win of Round 7 and the 2012 Formula Drift Championship


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