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El Monte Achieves Gold with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Little Rock, AK - On October 21, 2012 the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Asociation and the William J. Clinton Foundation, recognized 250-plus schools from around the country for transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff. President Bill Clinton and American Heart Association

Awards based on their level of achievement in creating healthy eating and physical activity programs that meet or exceed the stringent standards set by the Alliance. The following schools from El Monte received National Recognition Awards (INCLUDING ONE OF THE TWO 2012 GOLD SCHOOLS):

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President Clinton with representatives from our two Gold National Recognition Award winners. The woman on the left is Principal Jennifer Cedeno of Terence C. Reilly School 7 in Elizabeth, NJ. The woman on the right is Dr. Lillian Prince, Principal of Cleminson Elementary in El Monte.

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11 President Donna Arnett, Ph.D. honored these schools for their healthy achievements during the Healthy Schools Program Forum in Little Rock, Ark. The Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program provides support and training, at no cost, to more than 15,000 schools nationwide to help them reverse the national trend in childhood obesity. Schools are eligible for Bronze, Silver, or Gold National Recognition

Cleminson Elementary School, El Monte, CA GOLD - The cafeteria at Cleminson Elementary School in El Monte, Calif., is no ordinary cafeteria. Nowhere else can ordinary students eat “x-ray vision carrots” or an “ironman spinach salad.” Cleminson Principal Lillian Prince takes great pride in the health and well being of her students, and goes to great lengths to make sure the students at her school embrace the healthier choices that the Cont. Page 3

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By Andrew Paul Bettridge Irwindale, CA -- This past Sunday, Hot VW’s Drag Day hit Irwindale Drag Strip. It was a showcase for Halloween decorated cars and children’s costume contests to show n’ shine. With cars breaking down nearly every 10 runs, competitors launched harder and harder. Most quick cars have wheelie bars but the Mohr Performance beetle pulled sky high wheel stands, showing what its potential is.

Pomona, CA -- The Honorable Grace Napolitano hosted an Export Seminar on October 18th at the Sheraton Fairplex. The well-attended event offered panel discussions addressing International Trade Resources, Financing, Export Manufacturing Assistance and Export Assistance. In her welcoming remarks, the Congresswoman stated how vital the export business is to the San Gabriel Valley economy, as well as recognizing the Keynote Speaker, Richard M. Swanson, Jr., Network Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, Pacific South Region. The seminar was in partnership with the Los Angeles Fair Association and the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership and attended by the Irwindale, Pomona and El Monte/South El Monte Chambers of Commerce.

Seen Around the Valley Backyard Art in the SGV South El Monte, CA -- It carefully hangs from the barbed ends of a chain link fence, the neighbor’s red wooden fence serving as its foreground. The admission price is free, but you have to walk under the green lime tree and through the clothesline to get to it. It is an unlikely place to find art, which seems fitting for its equally odd trajectory. It was originally bought at a local swap meet or tianguis in Oaxaca, Mexico. After years of wearing it around the SGV and greater Los Angeles, it’s owner, a South El Monte resident, accidently forgot it in the trunk of her car. The t-shirt became the victim of a leaky bottle of car oil and was eventually thrown in the family garage, as if banished to the future life of a rag cloth; to be used for cleaning bathrooms, washing cars, or kitchen tables. Noticing la Virgen, her father saved it from its likely doom, carefully hanging it in their backyard. And there it lies, an old t-shirt, that became part backyard art, part altar to la Virgen de Guadalupe, one of the most important cultural and religious icons in Mexican communities such as South El Monte and El Monte. Email tips or photos of backyard art to semartsposse@gmail. com.


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STUDENTS WITH PERFECT SCORES ON CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TESTS (CST) By Shirley Burkhardt El Monte, CA -- El Monte City School District Board of Education recently honored Columbia School’s record number of students who scored a perfect 600 on the California Standards Test (CST). The fifteen students honored were Niobe Bonilla, Megan Chao, Ashley Cobian Baca, Leticia Flores Navarro, Omar Gal-

said Dr. Maribel Garcia, principal of Columbia, “It has taken hard work for several years to achieve this.” Columbia School’s API climbed to 840 this year. “Our goal is to continue to increase the number of students with perfect scores. We are continuing our upward trend,” remarked an enthusiastic Dr. Garcia. Columbia

The 49th: Lin and Chau By Sean Telles The state assembly race for the 49th district between Ed Chau (D) and Matthew Lin (R), in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, is a tale of a new district based on changing demographics. The first campaign with these new borders is putting to the test community credentials, political toughness, and the power of Congresswoman Judy Chu photographs. The new 49th district is a combination of regulations and changing populations. According to wedrawthelines. gov, the criteria for the new districts was to comply with

Shown here:Dr. Garcia with Niobe Bonilla, Megan Chao, Ashley Cobian Baca, Leticia Flores Navarro, Omar Gallardo Ventura, Grencewincel Garing, Jesus Gomez, Antonio Hernandez, Claribel Le, Christine Nguyen, Maya Padilla, Leyna Pham, Breanna Delgado, and Bryan Wu. Not pictured: Jesse Garcia

lardo Ventura, Jesse Garcia, Grencewincel Garing, Jesus Gomez, Antonio Hernandez, Claribel Le, Chistine Nguyen, Maya Padilla, Leyna Pham, Breanna Delgado and Bryan Wu. In addition to celebrating the students, Columbia School is celebrating the fact they have reached their goal of no longer being a Program Improvement School. “This is a major accomplishment for the school,”

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School has been designated a 10 by the California Department of Education’s similar schools ranking. This ranking takes into account schools with similar demographics and resources and ranks them from lowest (1) to highest (10). Dr. Garcia added, “Our success is a reflection of the hard work of Columbia’s staff and the partnership we have forged with the community we serve.”

El Monte, CA - Lucia Flores, host of Rockin Rolas on Mid Valley Radio internet station, tilts the booth Saturday, October 20th at the El Monte Day of the Dead Festival on the El Monte Valley Photo by Andrew Paul Bettridge Mall. Hear Rockin Rolas on Wednesdys and Saturdays 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM at www.midvalleyradio.net.

OUR MISTAKE! On last week's front page we featured a picture of the band The Hashians performing at the Centennial Celebration in Arceo Park on October 20th. The singer in the picture is was a singer named Jah Faith(left). Mr. Faith was a featured singer for this performance an did not grow up in El Monte. There are two members of the band, lead singer Efrain Oquendo and the bassist, Mike Sale who both did grow up in El Monte. We sincerely apologize to all the band members for our mistake.

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the US Constitution and the Voting Rights Act, keep communities connected, minimize division, have a fairly regular shape, and not discriminate

a political party. In terms of demographics, this year USC recently named San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia, Rosemead, and El Monte as some of the fastest increasing Asian and Pacific Islander population growth in all of Southern California. Appropriately, the new boundaries of the 49th district seem to incorporate these results. However, this isn’t a race of ethnicity, but of community, and both Chau and Lin are local leaders who have spent time working both in civil service positions and private-sector community work. Chau is a lawyer who’s worked as a school board member in Montebello and a volunteer pro-tem judge, while Lin is a doctor who’s served on city council, including the position of San Marino Mayor. Chau recently led an immigration forum and Lin promotes himself as a longtime provider of health care to the needy.

Each candidate has chosen a main speaking point. Chau’s target is improving education and Lin’s mantra is jobs. (The details of how these visions would play out are broad, although both candidates support the re-establishment of redevelopment agencies.) Another distinguishing point is how the candidates describe themselves. On his website, Chau is listed as an “elected official, attorney, and Judge

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Pro Tem” while Lin is “Surgeon, educator, and businessman.” How they describe each other is not so pleasant. Lin has repeatedly called Chau “a trial lawyer” and Chau has implied Lin is a tax cheat. Lin accuses Chau of moving into the new district less than a year ago and has labeled Cont. Page 7

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staff provides. “We’re really sales people,” she said. “We’re selling a product, and how well we sell the product equals how well the children do.” Cleminson, in fact, is one of two schools in the country that the Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognized with a Gold National Recognition Award in 2012. Cleminson is also one of the top-scoring schools in its district, academically. “We get the big picture,” said Mary Jones, the Wellness Coordinator for El Monte School District. “We understand that there is a direct connection between student wellness and academic achievement.” At Cleminson, physical activity and nutrition are incorporated throughout the entire curriculum and the entire school day. Celebrity chefs demonstrate nourishing recipes to the kids and teachers lead a minute of exercise in every class (the focus of a recent KABC-TV segment). The school also offers programs in soccer, football, other team sports, a large selection of books on health and wellness in the school library,

and plenty of physical education offerings to help keep the kids on track. New Lexington Elementary School, El Monte, CA BRONZE - New Lexington Elementary is not simply focusing its efforts on offering healthier options, but also trying to shift student taste buds slightly to the healthier side. Candy is no longer a reward on campus and fruit and vegetables are gaining popularity. The school wellness council has implemented a healthy fruit and vegetable program that includes a harvest of the month produce box. This way students are introduced to new healthy options seasonally as well as a consistent cafeteria menu that is regularly filled with new healthier items. Potrero Elementary School, El Monte, CA SILVER - “We have moved from a culture of knowing what needs to be done to be healthier to a ‘let's do something about it!’ culture,” said Principal Liz Raymond. Raymond reports that their efforts to create a healthier school have resulted in many staff members losing weight and a higher attendance rate for students. Staff can exercise after

school in the fitness lab, enjoy healthy snacks at meetings and participated in an onsite Weight Watchers group. The cafeteria has removed all high fat items and they are serving only whole grain breads. A group of parents walk together every day right after the bell rings and the PTA is all about raising money through Jog-a-thons, Walk-a-thons and Math-a-thons. Wilkerson Elementary School, El Monte, CA SILVER - Teachers at Wilkerson Elementary have seen what a difference it makes to have students engage in physical activity before sitting down for a long period of academics or a standardized test. Now walking before tests is a common practice at this school, along with the joga-thons and healthy snacks provided for students. School staff are taking advantage of a Weight Watchers group that meets at the school as well as a Zumba class that is open to staff and parents. The administration said that they have seen their Academic Performance Indicator score go from 723 to 804 since they joined the Healthy Schools Program two years ago.


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El Monte/South El Monte Chamber News El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce · 10505 Valley Blvd. · Suite 312 · El Monte · CA 91731 Phone: 626-443-0180 · Fax: 626-443-0463 E-mail: chamber@emsem.biz / www.emsem.biz

El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2011 - 2012 EXECUTIVE BOARD: PRESIDENT NICK SALERNO - Superintendent El Monte Union High School District 3537 Johnson Street, El Monte, CA 91731 626-444-9005- Fax 626-3501095 Cell 626-315-5086 nsalerno@emuhsd.k12.ca.us VICE PRESIDENT DONNA DUNCAN, Consultant 11706 Ramona Blvd., Suite 107, El Monte, CA 91732 626-443-3134-Fax 626-443-0695 donna@greaterelmonteescrow. com SECRETARY/TREASURER KEN JESKE Downtown El Monte Business Association 10505 Valley Blvd., Suite 312, El Monte, CA 91731 Cell 909-973-3432 kcjeske@aol.com KEN RAUSCH, Ex-Officio Executive Director EM/SEM Chamber of Commerce 10505 Valley Blvd., Suite 312, El Monte, CA 91731 626-443-0180 - Fax 626-4430463 ken@emsem.com DIRECTORS: ART BARRIOS Planning Commission, City of El Monte P. O. Box 6008, El Monte, CA 91734 626-580-2001 artbarrios4citycouncil@yahoo. com JODY BUSH Citizen Member 9933 Alesia Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733 626-444-7636 – Fax 626-4489312 Cell 626-437-8352 jfbush21@aol.com VERONICA CASILLAS Sam’s Club 4901 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731 626-652-6901 vcasill.s06614.us@samsclub. com

JACK DALTON – Owner & President Ramona Property Managers, Inc. 11706 Ramona Blvd., #204, El Monte, CA 91732 626-448-7882 - Fax 626-4436303 Cell 626-483-6650 rpm@ramonapropertymanagers. com NELLY GOMEZ Vons Credit Union 4455 Arden Drive, El Monte, CA 91731 626-444-1972, ext. 258 – Fax 626-350-0893 ngomez@vonscu.com CHRIS KNIGHT Central San Gabriel Valley WorkSource 11635 Valley Blvd., El Monte, CA 91732 626-258-0365 – Fax 626-2580428 Cell 626-674-7480 cknight@goodwillsocal.org

CHAMBER CHIT CHAT By Ken Rausch Executive Director

How many cities do you know can say they are 100 years old? Well, as you probably know, El Monte is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with many ongoing events culminating the Centennial Gala on November 17th. It is an interesting story to trace the history of El Monte before its birth as a city in 1912. Dating back to the early 1800's, the area was a natural resting place for weary travelers where the area was named El Monte, which meant “meadow or marsh” or the “wooded place.” Soon this area was named “Monte Camp” or “Camp Monte” by

Harrison Rogers and became an agricultural area because of its rich, fertile soil. As the mid 1850's approached, the California State Legislature declared the area “El Monte Township”, and the area grew as a farming area over the following decades. As the community matured over the following decades, the Southern Pacific Railroad built the first railroad through town in 1873. Next, the first weekly newspaper was published in 1876 (not the Mid Valley News), and in 1892 the first drug store was opened to serve the residents of El Monte. With growing families in the surrounding areas, the El Monte Unified High School District was founded in 1901 with 12–15 students in its first class. In 1912, the City of El Monte was incorporated as a city and the rest, as they say, is history! That leads us to our next question, how many cit-

ies have its own museum to capture all of its rich history? Well, as you probably know, El Monte has its own museum that is second to none. Under the dedicated guidance of museum curator, Donna Crippen, one can visualize and be a part of El Monte's fascinating history with artifacts that are truly representative of an era gone by. We are all very proud of El Monte's history and 100th birthday. What a fitting way to celebrate this special birthday by gathering with friends at the Centennial Gala on Saturday, November 17, at the Grace Black Auditorium. For more information, please call the Chamber of Commerce office at 626-443-0180.

DAVID McGLOTHIN - Owner Access Control Entergration, Inc. 12119 Hemlock, El Monte, CA 91732 888-861-0070 – Fax 626-5828622 Cell 626-625-2699 david@accessace.com TOM MILLETT Citizen Member 535-Northridge Ave., Glendora, CA 91741 626-335-6271 – Fax 626-3356271 Cell 626-428-0712 tmillettt@yahoo.com JACKELYNN NEVARES Citizens Business Bank 9754 E. Rush Street, South El Monte, CA 91733 626-442-4470; fax 626-444-2763 janevares@cbbank.com JOE PEREZ El Patio Bar & Grill 11672 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA 91732 626-444-1963 – Fax 626-4441945 EVAMARIE RETA El Monte Community Credit Union 11718 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA 91732 626-444-0501, ext. 211 – Fax 626-444-6961 Cell 626-940-8382

El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ken Rausch, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and Chamber Marketing Director Sheila Crippen

Chamber Ambassadors Jody Bush, Chairman (2007 Ambassador of the Year)........................................................................Citizen Member Sheila Crippen............................................................................. El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce CraigDoerr..............................................................................................................................America Reclamation Nelly Gomez....................................................................................................................................Vons Credit Union Veronica Gomez........................................................................................................................................ Sam’s Club Connie Keenan……………………………………………………………………………………………….Citizen Member Chris Knight............................................................................................... Central San Gabriel Valley WorkSource Daniel Le……………………………................................................................………………………….First Investors Roberta Lujan……………………………........................................................………………………….Citizen Member Caesar Mayor (2011 Ambassador of the Year).............................................. Credit Union of Southern California Jackelynn Nevares................................................................................................................ Citizens Business Bank Juli Travis ...............................................................................................................................................Hope House Celia Valenzuela...............................................................................................................AltaMed Health Services Ernesto Villegas............................................................................................................................... Villegas Realty Bill Yates (2004 Ambassador of the Year).................................................................................. El Monte Kiwanis Vanessa Villegas...................................................................................................................................Villegas Realty


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El Monte/South El Monte Chamber News November Chamber Events Ambassadors' Luncheon Meeting Tuesday, November 6th 11:30 AM Ramada Suites 1089 Santa Anita Ave. South El Monte

NEW MEMBERS in August Bail Hotline Legal Shield Elite Coachway, Inc. YMCA West San Gabriel Valley Courtyard by Marriott

MIXING IT UP At the Mixer

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

Ribbon Cutting at the new Starbucks in El Monte located at the corner of Santa Anita Avenue and Valley Boulevard.

Legislative Committee Meeting Thursday, November 8th 9:00 AM Chamber Board Room Evening Networking Mixer Wednesday, November 14th 5:30 PM AltaMed Health Services 10418 Valley Blvd. El Monte EM/SEM El Monte Centennial GALA Saturday, November 17th 5:00 PM - Cocktails 6:00 PM - Dinner 7:00 PM - Live Entertainment Grace Black Auditorium

Tom Millett MC's the October Mixer held at Ramona Care. Desiree and Ryan from Starbucks receive a warm welcome from Councilmembers, Norma Macias, Vicky Martinez and Bart Patel.

POA President Ben Lowry addressing the mixer attendees. Blanca Gonzalez from Pinata World, celebrates Dia de los Muertas.

Board of Directors' Meeting Thursday, November 29th 8:00 AM Chamber Board Room December Breakfast Networking Meeting Wednesday, December 5th 7:30 AM El Patio Bar and Grill 11672 Ramona Blvd. $10 per person

Costume contest- everyone was a winner!!!

Councilwoman Vicky Martinez with EM/SEM Queen and her court, welcome everyone to Day of the Dead.

UPCOMING EVENTS Teddy Bear Mixer Wednesday, December 12th 5:30 - 7:30 PM Grace Black Auditorium Call the Chamber of Commerce office for details 626-443-0180 Lillian Rey from EM/SEM Emergency Resource- along with Tom Millett inviting everyone to the Teddy Bear Mixer on December 12, 2012.

EM/SEM Princess along with Denise Klein and Ken Ferreira (Ramona Property Manager) welcome guest to the October Mixer.


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Around Town by Mavis Hansen

Are you ready for the spookiest night of the year? Or are you just ready for some free ‘Trick or Treat’ candy? Dressing up in a costume and/or opening the door and handing out Halloween treats, have a spooktacular evening…..Enjoy! Very soon we will celebrate Thanksgiving and then the Christmas Season will begin. This month of October will be gone. October, for many years, has been designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The wearing of a small purple ribbon is the symbol for domestic violence awareness. Unfor-

October 31, 2012 have programs in support of Domestic Violence Awareness. The El Monte Women’s Club presented a Domestic Violence Awareness program this month. The speakers were Kim Plater and Alice Slaughter, the women who started DVAC. The El Monte W.C. and Covina W.C. both joined forces with Kaiser Permanente and Congresswoman Judy Chu in the 9th Annual Collection Day and over $1000.00 dollars of items were donated. Many women joined forces with House of Ruth, at a vigil, to pay respect to domestic violence victims who lost their lives in 2011. If you are interested in helping and are interested in joining DVAC, or would like a speaker for your club or group, contact Kim Plater at kimplater@aol.com. Flu season is here! Now is the time to get your flu shot. If you are 6months to 18 years

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tunately, domestic violence occurs 12 months a year and 24 hours of each day. A domestic violence awareness program coalition, DVAC, has been formed, not only to promote awareness, but also to support and help the victims of this cruel abuse in many different ways such as donations of womens items, clothing, legal help and close contact with shelters. DVAC meets the third Monday of each month in Covina, California at the Covina Woman’s Club. Many women’s clubs

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gift items. Friend O’Garden club does not meet for regular meetings in November and December, but members will meet at President Rita Cazares home for a Christmas party. The next regular meeting will be held in January or 2013. Sadly, I report that friend to many, Frances Lara passed away, very suddenly, on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Viewing will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2012, 7:00 PM, at Nativity Church, 3743 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California. On Monday, November 5, 2012, 11:00 AM, Mass will be at Nativity Church and funeral at the Resurrection Cemetery, 966 Potrero Drive, Montebello. A reception will be held at the South El Monte Senior Center. Sincere sympathy to the family. Remember to Vote Nov.6.2012.

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of age, 60 years or older, or have a chronic illness, such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes or kidney disorder, you are eligible to receive the Los Angeles County Influenza vaccine at no charge. For further information please call the City of El Monte, Community and Senior Services Division at 626-580-2210. El Monte Friend O’Garden Club members gathered together on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 for a trip to Cal Poly Pomona. Members met at the home of Sandy Fout and car-pooled to the campus. A delicious lunch was enjoyed in the Culinary School Dining Room. On entering the building, one side of the lobby has a glass wall where you can watch the chefs/cooks prepare the daily meals. A delicious experience! Before heading home we went to the huge Pumpkin Patch where pumpkins of all sizes are for sale, from very tiny to extremely large. A visit would not be complete without going into the Farm Store, where a variety of items are sold. From fresh fruit and vegetables (all kinds of pumpkin and squash), fresh honey, jams, candy, nuts, all kinds of kitchen items and a large variety of

Dear Editor: I firmly believe that this plan to add taxes on "sweetened beverages" is insidious, insulting and injurious to all residents and local businesses. It's a glaringly ill-conceived idea designed by Nanny Governors: our elected Mayor and City Council members. Yesterday, I visited our local Smart & Final Store. I priced 36 sodas with the proposed added "H" tax: $3.42 additional tax. My grandchildren, who are allergic to cows' milk, drink a chocolate-flavored soya drink each day. Tax on that? EIGHT CENTS ADDITIONAL per carton. And, they also like agua de jamaica, horchata, etc., which you also have added tax. If "H" passes, I, along with so many other El Monteans will purchase any and all "sweetened beverages" elsewhere. "H" really doesn't stand for Health. It sounds more like "Horrible, Halloween-like and downright Harmful" to us the public and businesses. Our city electeds squandered $100,000+ on a proposition that is totally absurd. So much for representative government! As for me, our family, our friends, our relatives and our neighbors? We are all voting NO ON H and urge every one else to do the same. Remember, folks, Your Vote Is Your Voice--Su Voto Es Su Voz. Respectfully, David Stephen Siegrist California Senior Assemblyman, 49th Assembly District


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Arcadia/Monrovia VFW Post #2070

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The Color Guards for VFW Post # 2070 have been busy in the community. They have been presenting the Flag at schools, city functions and community events. The five man team consists of: Captain, Front Gunner, American Flag, State Flag and Tail Gunner. They’re available for events by invitation/request and for legislation events. On Veterans Day, which will be celebrated this year on Monday, November 12th, at 11:00 a.m. the Color Guard will present and retire the Color (flags) at the Monrovia Library Park. The VFW has had the Honor of doing this for over Thirty Years as a part of The Allied Veterans Council of the Upper San Gabriel Valley. Also, on Veterans Day at 2:00p.m the Honor Guard will present and Retire The Colors (flags) in association with The Boy Scouts Of America. The ceremony will be held at the Post #2070, 825 Magnolia St., Monrovia CA. 91016, at 2:00p.m. The meaning of "Taps" and the “Thirteen Folds of the Flag” will also be presented by the Ladies Auxiliary. For more information contact: 626-359-9998

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him a career politician. While Chau views himself as a West San Gabriel Valley native, having growin up in Montebello and spending time in Alhambra and South Pasadena. Two current, heated topics are Lin’s recent comments in a Chinese newspaper and Chau’s publication of Lin’s wife’s social security number. According to the Chau camp, Lin responded to a Chinese newspaper’s request for a comment on a past sexual harassment case at the Garfield Medical Hospital by saying he was out of the country; The Chau camp contends Lin was not only in the country at this time but was in fact giving a state of the city address in San Marino. On the other side of the table, the Lin camp publicized a legal filing done on behalf of Matthew Lin’s wife, after the Chau campaign published her social security number in a mail marketing publication, accusing her of owing taxes on a business they say is connected to the candidate. Both sides deny wrongdoings and accuse the other side of distracting from the main issues. A final interesting commonality is political powerhouse Representative Judy Chu. Even though she has offi-

cially endorsed Ed Chau, both candidates have sent out flyers with photographs standing beside her. Lin is a long-time contributor to her campaigns and uses her image to illustrate his bipartisanship vision. Ed Chau has his online homepage image alongside Chu to represent his lineage, taking the place of her soonto-term-out husband, state Assemblyman Mike Eng – a position once held by Chu. It’s said that people get the government they deserve. After following this campaign and seeing many people share each other’s lives, cultures, and hard work to get their candidate elected, I believe our next Assembly member will be one of the best in Sacramento. No matter the outcome, the new districts have given the 49th constituents a close up view of representational democracy, through which many locals have built new bridges during political community events. Both candidates have a vision to make the community shine and one will soon have that chance.

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More Haunting Tales ….. Here’s my second installation of special Halloween stories. I’ll try not to make them too scary. The Balzac Café in Azusa is located in an old brick building with thick walls and solid concrete floors. The building was at one time a bank, but through the years was converted to a restaurant. Ghostly images of a tall male with a beard have appeared in the upstairs offices and rooms. The image appears to be reviewing financial records and has been named ‘The Ghost Banker’. Another image has appeared by the women’s bathroom inside the restaurant. The image appears to be confused by the restaurant and is rumored to be a previous female customer of the old Bank. Ghost hunters have found no known crime, murder or haunting in the house which would cause the ghosts to take up residence in the café. It just goes to show you that ghosts can appear anywhere and anytime, even without a previous spiritual or deadly event taking place…. In the northern part of Azusa, in the 200 block of Soldano Azusa, a haunting feeling is evident. Visitors have reported the sound of two women crying for help coming from a vacant lot, a lot which has an eerie feeling about it. Ghost hunters were stumped by the coldness of the lot and talked to local residents about neighborhood stories. One story was of a plane crash in the 1970’s which killed the two women passengers onboard. The planes crashed at the site of the vacant lot, and the two women onboard were killed by the ensuing fire. Local resi-

dents have said that images have been seen of two women walking through the neighborhood then disappearing into the night. Soldano Avenue has been known to have other ghosts wandering the street and moving into older Victorian homes. It’s just another story of ghosts having no boundaries when looking for a place to call home. Maybe it could be your place next time ….. The Rio Hondo Riverbed in Pico Rivera may have been the site of a Gabrieleno massacre by Spanish soldiers. When Spanish missionaries arrived in Southern California in the late 1770’s, they made plans to build their string of Missions. They forced the local indigenous people to provide the labor to complete their master plan. With the forced labor came physical abuses against the Gabrielenos, including traumatic physical injuries. When the Gabrielenos complained to the Spanish missionaries, the offending soldiers were sent back to Mexico and new soldiers were sent back in their place. But the abuses continued and more Gabrielenos were quietly killed. Along the Rio Hondo Riverbed, shouts of young men and women could be heard, along with musket shots and galloping horses. Ghost hunters have documented these sounds and theorize the ghosts of the hunted Gabrielenos are still running from their Spanish tormentors. If you live somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, the ghosts of the Gabrielenos may be heard anywhere, at any time, in any place. Just something else to think about the next time you hear a bump in the night…..


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Jerry’s Journeys By Jerry Jambazian Trick or Treat? Temple City definitely earned a treat by wining some awards recently. They have gone from dealing with red tape to walking the red carpet. Let’s face it, working for local government has its moments. Deadlines and juggling different interests, clearance procedures and approval processes - red tape, red tape and more red tape! It’s a challenge that’s enough to leave even the most steadfast of individuals, well...seeing red. But once the hurdles are all cleared and the project moves forward, it’s time to celebrate yet another job well done. Temple City is basking in the glory of winning the Award of Excellence for Printed Publications for cities with a population under 60,000. The award was presented during the 2012 CityCounty Communications & Marketing Association Savvy Awards.

The judge’s comments were, “This entry represents a well thought out project that clearly addresses the problem/ opportunity. An impressive combination of strategic copywriting and design make this piece a valuable tool for altering perceptions among the target audience.” This is a first for Temple City and I would like to recognize City Manager and Editor, Jose Pulido; Assistant City Manager and Managing Editor, Brian Haworth. Also to all the interns that contributed to the award, Roger Grody, Stephanie Chan, Wendy Chung, Steve Lee, Rebecca Lopez, and Daniel Stevens. The Savvy Awards competition recognizes outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. The Savvies salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have cre-

atively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing. The Savvy Awards program also serves as an increasingly important forum for exchanging cutting-edge information and ideas among government professionals. Local governments are in the spotlight now, more than ever. Local government officials must react with innovative, creative approaches and programs. Temple City was also recently awarded the CACEO (California Association of Code Enforcement Officers) Most Innovative Program for the City’s FASE program. Temple City’s Focus Area Systematic Enforcement (FASE) won the prestigious award for adopting philosophies of Community Preservation staff collaborating with, rather than confronting property owners to come into compliance. The success of the program is attributed to Community Preservation officers constantly communicating with residents and business owners. Initially launched as a pilot program in September 2011, FASE has emerged as the centerpiece of economic development strategy for Temple City. Through this innovative approach, a unprecedented compliance rate of 78% has already been achieved in residential neighborhoods – with numbers even higher in commercial districts. Code Enforcement in Temple City has had its share of problems, mostly with hit and miss enforcement with residents and businesses being upset with the “heavyhanded” approach. Community Preservation was born to change the way Temple City desires to be a community that takes pride in home ownership. Each member of the Community Preservation team has been trained to be a help, not a hindrance to the property owner. Cont. Page 18

B.E.L.I. Dancing to Educate and Entertain

BELI celebrates its 35th year of dancing throughout Los Angeles, in retirement, convalescent settings as well as performing for the National Disability Conference. The dance troupe is made up entirely of adults in BELI’s day program, based in Alhambra, funded by the California Dept of Developmental Disabilities. BELI’s dance troupe performed most recently at the El Monte Convalescent Home.

Alhambra, Ca - Behavior Education & Learning Institute (B.E.L.I.) offers a variety of programs for adults with special needs. One of the most popular is the Folklorico Program, a dance troupe started in 1981. Over the past thirty five years, the program has grown to include a majority of the consumers who choose to attend the day program. The dance troupe has given

hundreds of performances for both large and small audiences throughout the Los Angeles area, in countless costumes and to an ever-growing number of admirers. Under the guidance of teachers in the Folklorico program, consumers have learned to follow directions, listen and respond to music, value teamwork, increase self-confidence in their own abilities.

Invisible Children Comes to SGMHS

A powerful assembly was held on October 24, 2012 in the auditorium at San Gabriel Mission High School. The organization called Invisible Children came to speak to the student body “to raise awareness of their campaign against Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. Kony is the leader of an army that has waged a war of mutilation and murder across Uganda, the

Congo and other regions of Africa. Invisible Children’s goal is to stop the war by catching Kony and putting him on trial for his actions.” Speakers at the assembly included Austin, a representa-

tive from Invisible Children and Quinto, an escapee from the Lord’s Resistance Army. The video, Move was shown to the entire student body. Invisible Children has truly made an impact on all the students. According to Teri Collier, Director of Campus Ministry, “Invisible Children has gotten the attention of lawmakers and politicians worldwide. There will be a summit of these world leaders held in Washington, DC on November 17, 2012 to discuss world issues including the conflict led by Kony.” And here at SGMHS, a group of students who would like to attend the summit, are scrambling to raise funds to participate in this worthwhile cause. For more information visit: www.invisiblechildren.com.

Through dance and music, the Folklorico troupe presents different cultures of the world and, consumer-dancers become open themselves to the different habits and customs of others. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Danielle Berger, M.S., Executive Director or Ruth Lemus, Adult Program and Folklorico Coordinator at (626) 4578718.

Temple City Seeks Applicants for New Public Arts Commission

The Temple City City Council is seeking applications from those who live or own a business in the community to fill five seats on its newly created Public Arts Commission. The Commission, established as part of a recently enacted public arts ordinance, will shape Temple City’s public arts program by developing a philosophy, guidelines and public arts master plan for the community. Serving in an advisory capacity to the City Council, it will also recommend funding mechanisms for public art, as well as evaluate the design and selection of installations planned as part of the upcoming Rosemead Boulevard and Las Tunas streetscape projects. Both projects will result in new public art over the next five years, with three installations to be selected and completed by January 2014 as part of the Rosemead Boulevard Enhance- Cont. Page 18


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local E V E N T S B OA R D Senior Halloween Health Fair & Luncheon Temple City

Today, October 31

The City of Temple City will host its first annual senior “Trick or Treat” health fair and “Spooky Halloween” luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St. The health fair begins promptly at 9 a.m. and continues through noon. Sponsored by Health Care Partners, the event will feature more than 30 vendors providing resources on healthy living and free screenings for blood pressure, bone density and stroke. The celebration continues at the Halloween luncheon where seniors are encouraged to join the fun by participating in a costume contest, table decorating contest and more. Pre-registration for the luncheon is required by Friday, Oct. 26. There is a suggested donation of $2 per meal. For more information on the event, call Roman Rodriguez

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at (626) 579-0461.Transportation to and from the event is available to seniors and mobility-impaired individuals through the City’s Dial-ARide program. Cost per trip is 50 cents. For reservations, call (626) 285-2456.

Fifth Annual Comedy Night at Rio Hondo

Whittier Thursday, November 1

The Rio Hondo College Veterans Club presents the Fifth Annual Comedy Night Thursday, Nov. 1, in the College’s Wray Theater at 7 p.m. The event for mature audiences will feature Comedian Benny Mena & Friends. The Veterans Club’s annual fundraising event will provide scholarships for Rio Hondo veteran students as well as benefit the nonprofit organizations Wounded Warrior Project and Stand Down. General admission tickets are $15; students with ID $10, and veterans $10. Free tickets will be given to the first 50 veterans who stop by the Veterans Services Center at Rio Hondo College, SS150. For information on the College or its programs, please call 562-692-0921 or visit www.riohondo.edu.

Free Recital at Pasadena Presbyterian Church Pasadena Saturday, November 3

Organist Daryl Robinson, first-prize and audienceprize winner in this year’s American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP), will make his Southern California recital debut on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. on the magnificent Æolian-Skinner pipe organ of Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd (at Madison Ave.) in the playhouse District of downtown Pasadena. Free Admission. for more information call (626) 793-2191. Free Parking.

County to Host Used Oil Recycling Event in El Monte El Monte Saturday, Nov. 3

Los Angeles County Public Works Department will host a free used motor oil and used oil filter recycling event at the El Monte O'Reilly Auto Parts, 12034 Valley Boulevard, on Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In exchange for turning in their used oil, participants will be rewarded with free oil containers, oil filter containers, shop towels, and funnels while supplies last. Those recycling oil filters will receive one new oil filter also while supplies last. In addition, residents can drop-off used motor oil and used oil filters for free at weekend County-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste/ Electronic Waste Collection Events or at local Certified Collection Centers. A full calendar of collection events and

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

Duarte High School Sports Stadium Grand Opening Duarte Friday November 5

The Duarte Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent will host an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to mark the Grand Opening of the Duarte High School Sports Stadium. The modernized venue has a beautiful new synthetic track and field, press box with elevator access, ticket booth, lighting enhancements, digital scoreboard and can seat 3,000 Falcon Fans. The ceremony will be held on the field of the new stadium located at Duarte High School, 1565 East Central Avenue, Duarte California 91010. November 2, 2012 6:00p.m..

SGMHS’ 19TH ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT San Gabriel Monday November 5

San Gabriel Mission High School is having their 19th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, November 5th at the San Gabriel Country Club. Everyone is welcome! Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. At 5:00 p.m. no-host cocktails (beer hosted) and at 6:00 p.m. the dinner will take place with awards/raffle. For reservations or more information, please contact our Development and Alumni Relations Office at (626) 282-3181, ext. 116.

Spiritual Support for Cancer Recovery Pasadena Tuesday, November 6

On Tuesday November 6 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., Cancer Support Community-Pasadena will present a workshop for cancer patients and recovering cancer patients on ways to reach out for support and the benefits of reaching out to others on a cancer journey. The workshop, which is entitled 'Walk With Me' is free. Reverend Scott Westervelt and his wife Jo will share their personal story of reaching out for support and will share their suggestions on how to do this. Location is the Cancer Support CommunityPasadena, 200 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena, Ca 91105 626-796-1083. www.cscpasadena.org

Arcadia Interfaith Action Group to host Thanksgiving Service & Food Drive Arcadia Monday, Nov. 19

The Arcadia Interfaith Action Group is inviting community members of all faiths to take part in its annual Thanksgiving Service where representatives from an array of faith traditions will share those common beliefs that bring us all together. The service will be held on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 PM At the Church of the GoodShepherd, 400 West Duarte Road, Arcadia Seven faith traditions will discuss “How We Give Thanks,” and attendees will hear inspirational words from the Baha’I, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions on this subject. The program also will include choral music from some of our local choirs, as well as the popular Young People’s Candle Lighting ceremony. Participants and members of the community attending the event are asked to bring cans of food to share with our neighbors in need. These food items will be distributed by Foothill Unity Center and the Arcadia Welfare and Thrift. For more information on this event please call the Church

of the Good Shepherd at (626) 447-2181.

Food Shortages in the SGV – Easy Ways You Can Help Irwindale Month of November

Public and private donations to food pantries are dramatically down in 2012, but in the long economic downturn, more and more families have been impacted and are in critical need of food assistance. The upcoming holidays are a time not only of great need, but also a great opportunity to help the hungry right here in the San Gabriel Valley for very low cost. The Irwindale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a program to help citizens and businesses partner with the Chamber to support Cory’s Kitchen, a local non-profit that provides food to over 600 local families. Food donations, including frozen foods, can be dropped at the Chamber offices anytime between 9:00 AM Monday through Wednesday at noon, throughout the entire month of November. Food donations will be picked up weekly by the special refrigerated truck operated by Cory’s Kitchen. There is a particular need for frozen turkeys this year.


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Lions Roll Eagles as Title Shot Looms

By Tony Solorzano El Monte, CA - Quarterback Brandon Martinez threw three touchdown passes as El Monte solidified their hold on the Mission Valley league as they ruined Gabrielino’s homecoming festivities with a 38-14 victory at Gabrielino’s Tongva Field. To call the game a must win for the Lions (7-2, 4-0) was a bit of an understatement, especially with the prospect of the school’s first outright title since 1979 hanging in the balance, pending the outcome of next week’s Griffin Bowl. “Our kids played hard tonight and Gabrielino played hard tonight,” said head coach Joel Sanchez. “We were up seven at halftime and our kids didn’t panic, they did what they needed to do to win.” The Lions came out in the first and despite turning the ball over in their esrly possessions, took a 14-0 lead on Martinez’ first two scoring passes. Josh Morales scored on a 40-yard strike mkdway through the quarter, then with 17 seconds left Martinez connected with Adolfo Sanchez on a 30-yard score.

Join El Monte Teachers and Vote No on Proposition 32 Stop wealthy special interest groups from gaining more political power at the expense of working men and women. Photo by David Winchell El Monte and Gabrielino greet each other before Friday night’s match. The Lions now own a 9-8 advantage all time in the series.

The Eagles cut the lead in half late in the second as quarterback Elijah Peters hit Jeremy Franco for a 38-yard score with 1:46 left in the half, sending the Eagles into the half down 14-7. The Lions increased the lead in the third as Brian Luevano scored the first of his two touchdowns in the second half, a 16-yard run with 2:44 left in the quarter. Late the third, the Eagles began a long, 80-yard drive that culminated in a score, 37 seconds into the fourth, cutting the lead to 22-14.

For tbe rest of the quartdr,the Lions rolled the rest of the way, as both Martinez and Luevano both scored. Martinez tossed a short pass to Abel Barrajas in the flats who broke out for a 61-yard score with 9:13 left, then less than five minutes later, Luevano closed out the scoring. on a one-yard run. Martinez threw 20 of 38 passes for 391 yards. Although he threw three scores, he was intercepted twice, but was not sacked for a loss. Martinez also led the ground

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Teachers say vote NO on 32

Unase a los maestros del distrito de El Monte y Vote No a la 32 Detenga a grupos de adinerados que tienen intereses especiales a que obtengan más poder político a costa de hombres y mujeres trabajadores. Los maestros dicen que vote NO a 32


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VALLE LINDO SCHOOL DISTRICT WINS AGAIN!! The Only District of 37 Surrounding Districts to Meet Federal Government AYP Goals in 2012!

A toast of sparkling apple cider was enjoyed by the principals, teachers and instructional aides of the Valle Lindo School District in celebration of their victory in meeting all 17 federal government Adequate Yearly Progress academic goals. Board members David Del Rio, Ruth E. Gonzales, Gloria Olmos and Superintendent Dr. Labrucherie made a special toast to the faculty and staff; Board members Richard Angel and Rudy Martinez sent congratulatory messages. The San Gabriel Tribune acknowledged that the Valle Lindo School District was the only District within the surrounding 37 Districts to meet 17 out of 17 criteria, including proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for all sub groups. The Board and Superintendent acknowledged that it takes a committed team of dedicated employees including principals, teachers, and classified staff, along with motivated

students and caring parents to have the success that has been enjoyed by the Valle Lindo School District. Following the congratulatory celebration, the teachers and instructional aides went right back to work at a District provided professional development inservice to learn

more about the new upcoming federal Common Core Standards and Project Based Learning. Teachers Elizabeth Evans, Donna James, Sharon Layne, Dao Liu, and Candice Ryder provided the inservice after a training session by Los Angeles County Office of Education.

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La Historia Historical Society Presents

CENTENNIAL MENUDO BREAKFAST

Celebrating El Monte's Centennial 1912-2012

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 Lambert Park 11431 McGirk Street El Monte, CA 91731 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

$6.00 - Children Under 12 $4.00 Includes a delicious bowl of Menudo, Coffee & Pan Dulce! Tickets available here at the Museum and also at the door.

The 2013 La Historia Society Museum Calendar is available and for sale for $6.00 each. Also available for sale will be the book, Cuentos De El Monte: The Barrio and Beyound, as well as other items for Sale! Museum House Tuesday: 12:00-4:00 PM Thursday: 12:00-4:00 PM Sunday: 1:00-4:00 PM Tickets Available at the Museum For Information & Tickets Call: Tel: (626) 279-1954 or Charles Zapata at (626) 575-3290 La Historia Museum 3240 Tyler Ave., El Monte, Ca 91731

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PICTURE THIS SCENE October the 31st is a very frightening night; You must stay home and turn off all the lights. Also I'm suggesting you picture this scene; It's one of the dirty tricks played on Halloween. Day after a father called his three sons together; He said, "Who pushed the outhouse over; especially in this terrible bad weather"? Finally, the youngest son said, "He had did it"; The Father said, "Then it's you I have to whip". Son said, "When George Washington cut down the Cherry tree he didn't get hit"; The Dad said, "Yeah, and his father wasn't in it". Eugene R.Webb San Gabriel, CA

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Barong is so Right for you.

This very sweet boy is waiting patiently to be your cat. Barong is staying at a foster home, but unfortunately he has to be on an outside porch. He is neutered and kind and needs to find his indoor-only forever home. To meet Barong, please call Russell at (323) 632-3771 or The Cat Posse at (626) 676-7648. Thank you!


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South Keeps Its Date With Destiny, Routs Vikings

FANVIEW

By Joe Torosian

“After all, you know, there are worse things in life than death. I mean, if you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know exactly what I mean. The key here, I think, is to... to not think of death as an end, but think of it more as a very effective way of cutting down on your expenses.”--- Boris Grushenko I love fantasy football...and I have always been a fan. James Harden, recently traded from Oklahoma City to Houston, should have taken a lesser deal to stay with the Thunder. With the Rockets he’s going to be an extremely rich guy for a middle of the road team. With OKC, and for slightly less money, he could have been playing for a title and relevant for the next ten years. So the Dodgers get flashy new ownership, they spend all the money, and the San Francisco Giants win the World Series... Not Colorado, not Texas, not Kansas City or Milwaukee...the San Francisco Giants. I’m waiting for the “Moneyball” people to come out and claim the Giants as a victory for their philosophy...Funny how all the team’s winning the World Series these days are “Moneyball” teams, but the ultimate “Moneyball” team, the Oakland Athletics, hasn’t been to a World Series since 1991. Great pitching seems to take care of everything. So as I’m watching the Rams play the Patriots in London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, I thought it was interesting that the “Assassins Creed III” video game commercial kept popping up. You might not know about the video game, but you might recognize the commercial. It’s the one that shows all of the British redcoats being killed in the Revolutionary War...And it was being shown repeatedly while the NFL is playing a football game in England. Wow...time to sing “God Save the Queen”... Note to Lane Kiffin: Can you please another Pac 12 game, I would really like to see Marquise Lee play in the Holiday Bowl this year. You want to see the best title bout and not have to pay hundreds of dollars for tickets? In fact, I can get you tickets to this weeks heavy weight showdown that promises to be a fight to the finish. It will be filled with spills, thrills, and chills, for 48 minutes. Truly it will be show with everything but Yul Brynner. And it will only cost you seven bucks...(SAY WHAT?)...I said will only cost you seven bucks... In one corner it will be South El Monte, in the other El Monte...I’m betting you won’t see anything better this year... Outside of a “Walking Dead” season finale. Contact Joe at Joet13b@yahoo. com

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By Carson E. Powers El Monte, CA - Of course El Monte and Griffin Bowl revenge was on the mind of the Southmen Friday night, but first they had to push

“Fast”) at midfield who then exploded the rest of the way to paydirt. Pinto added the “thanks” and it was 21-0. Seven minutes later South capped another drive when

Monrovia Takes a Punch, Remains Standing By Joe Torosian Monrovia, CA - The back to back Mid-Valley Division champs hadn’t taken a punch in Rio Hondo League play for a long time, it hadn’t been off its feet in league play since 2007, so when George Frazier collected San Marino’s onside kick with 57.9 seconds remaining Friday night Monrovia was able to breathe easier and secure its 21-16 win over the Titans. With no intention of being pre-playoff fodder San Marino opened the show by editing six minutes off the clock and taking a 3-0 lead. Later in the third quarter, after Zach Bowles intercepted a

teams, for the touchdown and a 14-10 lead. Ryan Wood brought the ensuing kick-off back to the Monrovia 49, but the Titans were soon forced to punt after Matt Wofford was tackled for a loss and third down pass fell incomplete. The Wildcats punted the ball back in the final minutes of the third quarter and again San Marino had a first down at the M-Town 49. In three plays Wofford moved his team inside the Wildcats 30 before getting stripped of the ball on the fourth play. Isaac Miravet recovered and Monrovia was able to take six full minutes off the clock before

Southmen Jose Crisostomo (#28) & Aaron Saavedra (#13) —(photo by Sally Saavedra)

through Mt. View to get there. No problem, South El Monte dominated from the second quarter on for a 31-0 victory over the Vikings. After a scoreless first quarter the Eagles Leo Artiaga crashed in for the game’s first score at the 5:59 mark. Agustin Pinto added the point after and it was 7-0 South. Four minutes down the timeline, a pass interference call aided SEM and moments later Levi Wells went 2-yards to Javier Machuca for a touchdown. Pinto drilled the PAT and it was 14-0 Eagles at the break. The Southman opened the third by lowering the ka-boom on the Vikings. From his own 15 Wells, using play action, connected with Machuca (the South El Monte word for

Eric Garcia scored on a 5-yard run up the middle. Pinto provided the “frosting” and it was 28-0. With 8:17 to play in the contest another SEM advance stalled out. Pinto trotted out and booted a 24-yard field goal to close the scoring. The victory was the third straight for the Eagles and improved them 5-4 overall, 3-1 in Mission Valley League play. Next week they travel to El Monte to play for the Griffin Bowl and a share of the MVL title. The Southmen lost to the Lions 20-13 last season in a heartbreaker. For Mt. View the loss was its fifth straight after starting the season 3-1. Now standing at 3-6 overall, 0-4 in league, they host Rosemead to close out the year.

Game Night Week TEN

Thursday, November 1

South El Monte (5-4) at El Monte (7-2) Bragging rights, the Griffin Bowl, the Mission Valley League title, and, of course, the Fate of the World is on the line between these teams. The Eagles defense is pretty good, but can’t it be good a 100 percent of the time? The Lions don’t engineer drives, they score touchdowns and they score them real blanking fast. That’s pressure on the defense, and enormous pressure on the SEM offense. If El Monte runs 60 to 70 plays on offense, they only need five to work because you can be sure those that worked were all touchdowns. Prediction: El Monte 36 South El Monte 21 Rosemead (3-6) at Mountain View (3-6) So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen goodbye Prediction: Rosemead 21 Mt. View 14 Friday, November 2 Temple City (5-4) at Monrovia (7-2) The Wildcats stretch their legs and fine tune things before going on title chase. Prediction: Monrovia 42 Temple City 7 San Gabriel (1-8) vs Alhambra (4-5) at Moor Field Jude Oliva’s biography will record this as “A Season in Hell”...but the Matadors will find redemption in overturning the Moors salvaging effort. Prediction: San Gabriel 30 Alhambra 17 Con. Page 16

Like manna from Heaven…M-Town’s George Frazier hauls in San Marino’s onside kick attempt and secures the Wildcats 26th consecutive Rio Hondo League victory.

Blake Heyworth pass in the end zone, SM drove the ball the length of the field before Nick Gott cashed in from a yard out and it was 10-7 in favor of the visitors. In RHL play this was an unfamiliar turn for the Wildcats. The Titans were violating the first rule of league football; “Monrovia must always win”. A cliche become a cliche because of redundancy and a champion becomes a champion because it always responds. Starting at its own 20 with 8:19 to play in the third, Monrovia went on the march. Darione Jones went for 4-yards. Heyworth hit Crayvon Gillespie for 9-yards. Geovontray Ainsworth picked up 2-yards on the ground before another Heyworth pass went 9-yards to Mason Bryant. With a first down at his own 45, Heyworth passed the ball to Ainsworth and the senior running back chewed up yardage down to the San Marino 35. Another short pass to Bryant went 5-yards. Jones ran for 3-yards and Ainsworth ran for eight more. Then on first down from the 19, Heyworth went to Anthony Craft, veteran of three CIF finals

punting it back to the Titans. The ball on its own 20 and 5:10 to play San Marino was in a position few teams in the RHL over the last five years have found themselves. They had the ball, the tools, and the time, deliver a death below to Wildcat supremacy… it was Brett Walsh the M-Town defense who struck. Wofford, on first down, took the snap and drifted back. As he has done many times this season, Gott began to drag along the line of scrimmage to receive Wofford’s shovel pass. This time the ball was delivered too high and too fast, it cleared the trenches and went into the arms of Walsh. The Northwestern bound linebacker returned it to the eleven and three plays later Mason Bryant dropped the hammer. Heyworth’s pass to the corner of the end zone was good, but Bryant’s text book two handed catch over the defender was great. The senior, and three time CIF finals veteran, added the point after to make it 21-10 Monrovia. On the Titans next drive Wofford completed 8 of 11 passes and led his team down the field for the game’s final Con. Page 15


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Aholoka Keeps Knights Alive By George Hernandez El Monte, CA - Peter Aholoka rushed for 236-yards and two touchdown carrying Arroyo to a 21-10 win over Rosemead keeping their playoff hopes alive, Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium. Panthers took the opening kickoff to midfield but got called back to the nine yard

Cotero, setting up a nine yard treat for Coto who made it 21-3. Panthers Steven San Miguel took the returning kickoff 66-yards down field setting up a short field for Everardo Camacho who took the rock in from three yards out cutting the lead to 21-10. Rosemead got the ball back

Mid Valley News Area Football Top 10 1. Monrovia (7-2): Cats finally shake San Marino late. 2. El Monte (7-2): Only South El Monte stands in the way of unbeaten MVL run. 3. Rio Hondo Prep (7-1): Wrap up regular season this week against Pasadena Poly. 4. La Puente (7-2): Will run win streak to six straight this week against Workman 5. South El Monte (5-4): Have battled through adversity to reach this point. 6. Sierra Vista (6-3): “No one notices, I think I’ll dye my hair blue...” 7. Gabrielino (7-2): Everything is on the line against Arroyo. 8. Arroyo (5-4): Playing for pride, playing for the season, playing for history.

It was another great night for Peter Aholoka.

line after a block in the back. Rosemead ended up with a three and out. Knights got their chance with the ball and Aholoka went to work, getting a majority of the carries on the drive and capping it off with a four -yard touchdown run at 6:06 in the first quarter. Both defenses stood strong most of the first half with Mead getting on the board with a 51-yard field goal from Stephen Cansino making it 7-3 going into half. Late in the third quarter Aholoka took the handoff from Nathan Coto 36-yards to paydirt to put the Knights up 14-3. Arroyo had tricks up their sleeve when Jesus Calvillo took the pitch and passed it 30-yards down field to David

with time left but wasn’t able to convert a fourth and one, and Arroyo ran out the clock out with Aholoka. Arroyo’s offense was led by Aholoka who finished with 42-touches for 278-yards and two touchdowns. Coto went 10 of 19 for 84-yards and two interceptions and he also had 57-yards on the ground. Aaron Landry was a standout on defense as regular in the Rosemead backfield and a sack on the night. Mead without much offense was led by quarterback Camacho who went 5 of 12 for 29-yards and 85-yards on the ground. Rosemead had studs on defense with Dominic Salas and San Miguel each picking a Coto pass. Demarco Munoz chipped in with a sack.

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score. On second and goal from the four he hit Buddy McLoskey for the touchdown. After the two point attempt failed, San Marino’s Wofford delivered the expected onside kick that Frazier went high to recover. A few running plays, including a 16-yard blast by Ainsworth, and a kneel down clinched it for the champs. Next week M-Town, 7-2, 4-0 in league, is expected to officially wrap up its fifth consecutive Rio Hondo title. The loss for the Titans was its first of the season, 8-1, 3-1 in league, they close out the schedule with their annual battle with South Pasadena.

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The Wildcats Heyworth completed 16 of 23 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns, one pick. Bryant had five grabs for 94 yards and touchdown, Craft four for 47 yards and a scored. San Marino’s Wofford was 12 of 21 for 161 yards, with a touchdown and one interception. Gott caught five of those passes for 98 yards. After the Titans took a 3-0 lead their defense was able to make it stand until midway through the second quarter. At the 5:30 mark Jones turned a third down and one from the San Marino 35 into a touchdown and a 7-3 Wildcat lead

9. Arcadia (4-5): Need to make things easier for themselves by beating a very beatable Crescenta Valley team. 10. Temple City (5-4): Nice bounce back, don’t fret about what M-Town is going to do.

Cont. from Page 11: Lions Roll game with 76 yards on eight carries. Luevano rushed for 69 yards on 14 carries, scoring twice and converting three of four two-point conversions. Barrajas caught six passes for 153 yards and his touchdown to lead the receivers. Peters hit on 16 of 34 pass attempts, for 233 yards and his touchdown to Jeremy Franco in the loss. Carlos Monjaras led the ground game with 84 yards on 14 carries, while Cameryn Matthews caught nine passes for 104 yards.

The Peterson Principle By Tim Peterson Associate Editor

El Monte quarterback Brandon Martinez made his weekly highlight appearance on Fred Roggin's “The Challenge” Sunday night. He has another challenge in front of him Thursday night – beat South El Monte in the Griffin Bowl. If you would have told me Temple City would be in the playoffs a month ago, I would have asked you what you were drinking. But here they are on the brink of a playoff spot after beating La Canada Friday night. Even if the Rams lose to Monrovia this week, which they will, they'll still be 3-2 in league and 5-5 overall. Mike McFarland for Coach of the Year? If it's not McFarland's hardware how about Northview's Marcel Perez? He has guided the Vikings to a 7-2 record to set up a battle for the Valle Vista League title with San Dimas Friday night. Northview's only losses have been to Gladstone (8-1) and Rowland (7-2). Should we just pencil in La Serna and La Mirada for the Southeast Division Championship right now? When you look at the records of these two teams and how they have achieved them, there's really nobody close. La Mirada is 7-1 with its only loss coming against Bishop Amat, which is 7-1-1. The Matadores lost to Amat by ten, 34-24, and were in it the entire game. They took care of La Habra, St. Francis and St. Paul in non league and although St. Paul and St. Francis haven't had the typical seasons that we're used to seeing, they're always tough outs. La Mirada has only been tested once in the Suburban League; a 29-23 win over Norwalk in the league opener. Since then the Mats have averaged over 41 points per game in blowouts of Bellflower, Artesia and Glenn. And they've done it without running back Johnny Hills who went out with a ACL injury against St. Francis. Guys

like Gerry Myres, Kevin Dillman, Adam Carrasco, Dallas Shipp and Tyler Luatua have delivered all season for Mike Moschetti's crew. The only thing the Matadores have to worry about now is rust. With Cerritos dropping it's program and a bye, they haven't played since October 12. “The kids have been working hard,” said Moschetti. “We'll see Friday night (against Mayfair) if the layoff affects us.” As for La Serna, well the Lancers (8-1) are still upset because they lost to Norco back in September. They beat Westlake, (yeah Westlake!) 38-9 on September 14. That tells you all you really need to know. In a game that was billed as the championship game for the Del Rio last Thursday night against Santa Fe, La Serna jumped on the Chiefs early and never looked back in a 31-3 blowout. The Lancers can run, (Nick McCarty, Luke Gonzalez and Gio Long have combined for almost 1200 yards), they can throw (Frankie Palmer has 1365 yards and 13 TD) and they have a defense that is allowing just over ten points per game in league play. They've outscored their four league opponents 205-43. Who's going to beat either one of them? Muir is undefeated in the Pacific but the Mustangs only beat Burbank by a touchdown and a struggling Burroughs team by seven as well. As is always the case, Muir has the athletes but an extended playoff run is a different story. The Hacienda League is all over the place. Bonita was the best team but just lost to Diamond Ranch. Two-time CIF Champion West Covina has four losses overall including two in league. Paramount looks like the king of the San Gabriel Valley League but the Pirates haven't been overwhelming. They beat Warren (0-9) last week by two touchdowns. So let's just line up the Lancers and the Matadores and get it over with. Of course this message is not endorsed by Moschetti or La Serna HC Margarito Beltran. That's my principle.

Area Football Round Ups: Week Nine Sierra Vista 20, Duarte 14 The Dons (6-3, 4-2) moved into a tie for third place in the Montview League as they held off the Falcons (4-5, 3-3) by stopping an onside kick late in the game Friday night at Sierra Vista High. Although the Dons led 20-7 late in the game, the Falcons recovered a fumble on the Dons’ 10-yard line and converted the turnover into a score with 19 seconds left in the game as Denzel Talifero connected with Samuel Ed-

wards for the 10-yard score. The Dons head to Citrus College to face Azusa with a playoff berth in the Balance for both the Dons and the Aztecs. Bell Gardens 26, San Gabriel 19 The Lancers (7-2, 4-0) solidified their hold on the top spot in the Almont League as they held on to knock off the Matadors (2-7, 1-3) Friday night at San Gabriel High’s Matador Field.

The Matadors had a 12-0 lead in the second quarter when the Lancers got two touchdowns from Charles Ontiveros, rushes of 35 and six yards, to send the game into the half tied. In the third, the Lancers broke the game open with a third score by Ontiveros, from 18 yard out, and Jorge Remigio’s 55-yard run. The Matadors closed the gap with a touchdown throw by Marqus Valenzuela early in the quarter but still fell short.


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Game Night WeekTEN-- Cont.

Arroyo (5-4) at Gabrielino (7-2) This one counts. Can Elijah Peters and his receivers expose the Knights secondary? Can Peter Aholoka find running room through the Eagles front wall? Gabrielino has not defeated Arroyo since 2001, and have never defeated them on its current home field. The Knights, one more time, have not missed the playoffs since 1983. Prediction: Arroyo 23 Gabrielino 21

Azusa (5-4) vs Sierra Vista (63) at Citrus College All the Dons have done this year is surprise at every turn. Same with the Aztecs. Go SV. Prediction: Sierra Vista 28 Azusa 21 Bassett (3-6) at Duarte (4-5) The Falcons are wounded souls... The loss to La Puente cut a hole inside of them that was still bleeding in last week’s loss. The Olympians are playing to show the valley that they will be a Montview force. Prediction: Bassett 36 Duarte 27 Workman (2-7) at La Puente (7-2) Warriors will lower the ka-boom on the Lobos. Prediction: La Puente 45 Workman 12 Crescenta Valley (4-5) at Arcadia (4-5) This looks likean evening with an insurance salesman. Prediction: Arcadia 17 Crescenta Valley 10 Bosco Tech (1-7) at La Salle (9-0) The Lancers will be the equivalent of a “Frankenstorm” on the Tigers. Prediction: La Salle 52 Bosco Tech 0

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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

All Interested Parties:

FROM:

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

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

Modification No. 20-12

REQUEST:

A Modification to permit: 1) A 306 square foot addition to the existing 1,184 square foot southerly residence; and 2) to permit an additional 65 square foot addition to the existing northerly unit. The subject property is currently improved with three units, an existing 1,184 square foot southerly unit, a 1,044 square foot middle unit, and a 1,758 northerly unit. The property has a lot size of approximately 19,961 square feet and is located in the R-1B (One Family Dwelling) Zone. The property is considered legal non-conforming in that it is currently improved with three (3) single family residences whereas the current zoning allows only two (2) residences on the property based on the allowable density standards. The request is made pursuant to Chapter 17.20 of the El Monte Municipal Code

PROPERTY LOCATION:

11709 & 11713 Roseglen Street / APN: 8547-002-020 (A full legal description of the property is on file in the office of the El Monte Planning Division)

APPLICANT:

Corinne Ear 11709 & 11713 Roseglen Street El Monte, CA 91732

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION:

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

DATE AND HOUR:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.

PLACE OF HEARING:

El Monte City Hall; City Hall West – Conference Room A 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 Modification Committee, in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Modification Committee at, or prior to, the public hearing. For further information regarding this application please contact the Planning Division at (626) 258-8626. Monday through Thursday, except legal holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Published on and mailed on:

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

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

All Interested Parties:

FROM:

City of El Monte Planning Commission Hablamos Español favor de hablar con Marcella Magdaleno (626) 580-2090

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

Conditional Use Permit No. 11-12

REQUEST:

A Conditional Use Permit to establish and construct a new wireless telecommunications facility on real property owned by the El Monte Union High School District. The subject property is currently utilized by the school district for athletic facilities at Arroyo High School and the proposed wireless facility will be camouflaged as a light pole and will be located adjacent to the existing running track. The request is made pursuant to Section 17.82.050(A) of the El Monte Municipal Code.

PROPERTY LOCATION:

4921 Cedar Avenue / APN: 8538-003-900 (A full legal description of the property is on file in the office of the El Monte Planning Division)

APPLICANT:

Justin Robinson Verizon Wireless 15505 Sand Canyon Irvine, California, 92618

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION:

Categorical Exemption (Class 3 – New Construction or Conversion of Existing Structures)

DATE AND HOUR:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

PLACE OF HEARING:

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

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed application or the environmental documentation may do so orally or in writing at the public hearing or in writing prior to the meeting date. If you challenge the decision of the City Planning Commission, in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. For further information regarding this application please contact the Planning Division at (626) 258-8626. Monday through Thursday, except legal holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Published and Mailed on: 10-31-2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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

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Live a Life Free from Violence

Vivir una Vida Libre de Violencia

Work towards enhancing the lives and well-being of your family.

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

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

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

Baldwin Park (1-9): Season over.

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --Bill Shankly

Date: Every Monday (for 16 weeks and ongoing) Where: Gidley School - 10226 E. Lower Azusa Rd. Room 14 El Monte, CA 91731

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Contact Lorena Burgos at (626) 960-2995, Ext. 114 to sign up (each individual MUST participate in the intake process before entering the group).

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).

Sunday Service


October 31, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

TRUSTEE SALE NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-12510307-AL Order No.: 120158448-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/15/2007. 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): RAFAEL HERNANDEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY. Recorded: 8/28/2007 as Instrument No. 20072008346 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 11/21/2012 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $340,665.18 The purported property address is: 11271 LINARD STREET, SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8118-012-052 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 800-280-2832 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-12-510307-AL . 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: 800-2802832 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-12-510307-AL IDSPub #0039134 10/31/2012 11/7/2012 11/14/2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

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Mid Valley News 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No. 2012200365 ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EXPRESS TAXI CAB, 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.

File No. 2012211074 ORIGINAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DAMSEL IN THIS DRESS, 4009 KENMORE AVE., BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706, LA COUNTY. Registered Owner(s): MALAGENIA NATASIA BARRETT, 4009 KENMORE AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 91706. 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). 10.24.2012, 10.31.2012, 11.07.2012, 11.14.2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

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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). 10.31.2012, 11.07.2012, 11.14.2012, 11.21.2012 MID VALLEY NEWS

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Cont. from Page 8: Jerry's Journeys

Spanish: CIUDAD ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES ESPECIALES DE LA CIUDAD DE EL MONTE H

lniciativa referente al arancel de Ia licencia comercial para bebidas azucaradas de El Monte. A fin de compensar los recortes presupuestales y mantener los servicios de fondo general de Ia Ciudad, Gse debera adoptar una ordenanza que implemente un arancel de licencia comercial de un (1) centavo por onza liquida de bebidas azucaradas que los comercios sirvan, proporcionen o comercien en Ia Ciudad? '

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VOTO CONSULTIVO UNICAMENTE: Si el 6 de noviembre de 2012 se aprueba Ia iniciativa de Ia boleta electoral referente al arancel de Ia licencia para las bebidas azucaradas, las nuevas rentas impositivas se deberan usar principalmente para pagar los siguientes servicios publicos: servicios de emergencia de bomberos y policia; programas de parques y recreaci6n que incluyan nuevas canchas de deporte; programas de salud y bienestar para los niiios y las personas de edad avanzada; y otros proyectos destinados a prevenir y tratar Ia diabetes y Ia obesidad infantil. F

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Ordenanza de ecuanimidad para los propietarios de casas · rodantes de El Monte .!,Se debera abrogar Ia ordenanza que adoptaran los efectores en abril de 1990 a fin de permitir que el Concejo Municipal investigue Ia racionalidad del alquiler que se cobra a los propietarios de casas rodantes, y en caso de ser procedente, considerar Ia regulaci6n de aumentos de alquiler propuestos para estacionamientos de casas rodantes en el futuro?

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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

TRUSTEE SALE

YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): KYEONG LEE, AN INDIVIDUAL, AND BAO NGYUYEN, AN INDIVIDUAL

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1352484-33 APN: 8576-002-036 TRA: 03619 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1775 REF: Graham, Susan D. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 12, 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. On November 21, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 21, 2007, as Inst. No. 20071494404 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Susan D. Graham, an unmarried woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Vineyard Ballroom, Norwalk, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said Deed of Trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 10451 Mulhall St. #16, El Monte, CA 91731-1272. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $175,181.24. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800)280-2832 or visit the internet website www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1352484-33.  Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information: (800)280-2832. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 23, 2012. (10/31/2012, 11/07, 11/14) R-420833 MID VALLEY NEWS

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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"Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting." --

Robert Frost

Robert Sahagun is the director of Community Preservation for Temple City and directs a dedicated staff of team members Viet Tran, Jillian Nunez, and Jonathan Aceves who have been trained to work along side the property owner and help them to come into compliance. The program demonstrates the kind of positive results that are achieved when law enforcement agencies engage, rather then confront. The mission of FASE is to preempt problems through education and engagement. FASE highlights the “80-20 Principal.” Sahagun said, “At the end of the day, 20% of your efforts yield 80% of your results.” Sahagun also said “I maximize the productivity of the officers by taking the ten items we identify on the FASE door tags that are the easiest things a resident can fix to make the neighborhood look better.” As officer Viet Tran has stated to property owners, “You do your part, and we will do ours.” You are invited to visit the City’s website and view the Managers Report on the first and third Fridays of the month. You can view the before and after photos of Community Preservation in action. Mayor Pro-Tem Cynthia Sternquist and Councilmember Tom Chavez along with Robert Sahagun accepted the award on behalf of the City as being the best code enforcement initiative in the State. Congratulations Temple City upon winning these prestigious awards!! See you soon…and don’t forget to Vote.

Cont. from Page 8: TC Art Commissioner

ment Project. Applications can be downloaded from the City website, www.templecity.us, or by visiting the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Dr. Deadline to submit applications is Nov. 9. Commissioners will be selected through an interview process with selections named by the City Council on Dec. 4. Commissioners serve for two-year terms without compensation; however, the City does cover commissioner costs for training and conferences as resources allow. The Commission will begin meeting regularly in January. A standing meeting date is tentatively set for 7 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of the month.


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Fall into a Mid Break TRICK OR TREAT

THEME: HALLOWEEN

CROSSWORD

Night of October Thirty-First is quite a scene; For that's the night we call Halloween. Kids rollicking around in costumes of all kind; With only Trick or Treat on their mind.

What's in the Stars??

ACROSS 1. "Let's do _____" 6. Lake in France 9. Q-Tip, e.g. 13. Verdi's composition, e.g. 14. Hockey legend 15. Emotion at center of "The Scarlet Letter" 16. Dutch genre painter Jan _____ 17. Prefix for "new" 18. *Served hot or cold 19. *Popular hue 21. *Turning pumpkin into Jacko'-Lantern 23. Sea to a Spaniard 24. Common menu item, as on a computer 25. Busy ___ 28. Wife of Hercules, according to Greek mythology 30. Don't let it bite you! 35. Latticework wood strip 37. Talcum powder ingredient 39. Zero degrees on compass 40. Military leader in Turkey 41. He carries the weight of the world 43. Organization created in 1949 44. Brand of toothpaste 46. Make children 47. *All Hallows ___, pl. 48. Australian sheepdog 50. Remaining after deductions 52. Morsel 53. Snob or snoot 55. Anger 57. *Inhabited by apparitions 61. *Trick-or-treating international beneficiary 64. Ice house 65. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" band 67. On the move 69. Ransack or plunder 70. Corrosive, alkaline substance 71. Irish song "_____ Boy" 72. Barry Humphries' Dame 73. Light-emitting diode 74. One of two black suits DOWN 1. ___ Lonely Boys 2. Having the requisite qualities 3. "__'__-do-well" 4. It rises to the top? 5. ______ Montana 6. The ____ Ranger 7. 100 square meters 8. Crocus, pl. 9. Prison weapon 10. Dry streambed 11. So be it 12. Most of it is below water 15. Viewable area

20. She played Ninotchka in 1939 22. Priest's vestment 24. Dropping trees, e.g. 25. *Spooky cat quality 26. High wave 27. Actress and singer _____ Merman 29. *They like hanging around 31. Fully cooked 32. Music to ears of performer 33. Say something 34. *Perforated sheet 36. Door fastener 38. C in TLC 42. Become established 45. Walk like ballerina 49. Before, archaic 51. "The Three Tenors" and "The Three Stooges," e.g. 54. Pastoral poem 56. Electronic Crimes Special Agent Program 57. Antonym of "fire" 58. _____ wine or cheese 59. ____ Bator, Mongolia 60. Exploding star 61. From a second-hand store 62. Highest volcano in Europe 63. Make a discovery 66. "___ of the beholder" 68. It's often marbled

ARIES You need to explore the world; your energy just doesn't let you sit still for long. Maybe it's time for a road trip! TAURUS There's more going on than you can see at first glance, so make sure that you shop around. Take all the time you need! GEMINI You know people who know people, and this week they are starting to make your life a lot more interesting. CANCER Your memory is quite powerful now, and you may find that you can learn complicated material more easily. LEO Your commitment to lifelong learning is paying off -- again -as you learn some fun new facts about your friends or family. VIRGO Your energy levels are quite high right now, and you should find that your people are ready and willing to follow your lead. LIBRA You have to reach a compromise with your people this week. You can get quite a bit if you're willing to give up a little. SCORPIO You feel the need to serve this week -- maybe at work, maybe in the community or maybe in a more spiritual sense. SAGITTARIUS You are so productive this week that you might surprise yourself. It's a good time to make a push for some big milestone or new project. CAPRICORN Your interest in genealogy may be rekindled this week. Follow up -- it's a great way to feel part of something bigger.. AQUARIUS Your giving nature is on display right now -- so much that you may start to feel a little weird about it. Where's your halo, after all? PISCES You just aren't sure what to do about the mixed signals coming your way this week -- so ignore them all or file them away! You should find that things start to get clearer really soon..

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Halloween is a very scary night; With witches on broomsticks in flight. And kids running up and down the street; You can hear them yelling, "Trick or Treat". Pranks and practical jokes are all in fun; Halloween is really enjoyed by the young. So on that night when your door bell rings; It will be Trick or Treat that the kids will sing. So I'm warning you to be aware; For there will be kids everywhere. Just fill their bag with something neat; There will not be a trick, if you give'em a treat.

Eugene R. Webb San Gabriel, CA

Foodette Food Corner

by Kristie Hang & Clarissa Wei La Vie

You definitely shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. That’s something I’ve learned from going to La Vie, a French/Vietnamese restaurant. Actually, it’s more like a French restaurant run by Vietnamese. There’s not actually Vietnamese dishes on the menu. I remember going to La Vie more than 10 years ago. Still, even today the place has not expanded. It has remained in its dinky parking lot, but the food has continued to be on point. Start your meal off with unlimited french bread. Never preheated, they don’t throw your baguette into the oven until you ask for more. So, beware it may take a little longer than your average Coco’s or Denny’s to get your refill on bread. Sweet pea soup, anyone? This delicious goodness tastes like sweet mother’s love. It also

tastes like they dumped a whole stick of butter inside. Good for the stomach, maybe not so good for the heart. Foodette approved though! The salad is always delicious as well. The bread, soup, and salad come with every meal no matter what dish you order. You also get a choice of free coffee ot tea at the end of your meal! My choice for the night was their lobster tail, which was very tasty. They even gave me a bowl of butter to drip onto my prey. For dessert, I went with the souffle. $7 I’ve very picky about desserts, especially souffles. Souffles need to melt in your mouth and have a frothy taste and feeling. Unfortunately, their souffle only comes in the plain vanilla flavor, which although delicious is not chocolate or cof-

fee. I think my French places in Hong Kong still are Number One for me but have a try here! I’m just a chocolate addict. For French food, La Vie is a really good deal. Each dish is about $20 give or take and unlimited bread is included. Don’t forget about the salad and tea or coffee they throw in as well. You will definitely need to make a reservation because the place is small so they have very limited seating. Simply a solid place, perfect for dates because of the dim lighting. For those

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