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opinion ....................................................................3 Letters ........................................................5

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Pot War Declared Dispensary applicant claims city is ignoring provisions of its own ordinance in cannabis approval process. — André Coleman

New Blood League of Women Voters picks first black president.

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— André Coleman

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‘Be Part of the Change You Seek’ Sister Helen Prejean talks about her spiritual journey and her new book at All Saints Church. — Bliss Bowen

life ......................................................................... 12 Restaurant Review ......................................12

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President Trump is a danger to our democracy. Given the overwhelming evidence Mueller presented in his report and testimony, and the willingness of this administration to let foreign powers interfere in our democracy, it’s past time Congress opened a formal impeachment inquiry. No more excuses. No more delays. The Mueller investigation found extensive criminal activity committed by Trump and his team. It resulted in 37 indictments and at least seven convictions or guilty pleas, uncovered over 10 instances of obstruction of justice by Trump himself, and revealed over 100 secret meetings and communications between his campaign and Russian and their cronies. If any other American had obstructed justice as flagrantly as Trump has, they’d be going to jail. Our representative needs to step up now, because doing nothing will only embolden Trump to trample over our democratic norms and to keep breaking the law. Doing nothing sets a dangerous precedent for future presidents. For all of these reasons, it’s time for our representative to voice their support for a formal impeachment inquiry. ~ RUSS ANDERSON PASADENA

PLEASE SHUT UP Debra A. Cohn’s letter (Pasadena Weekly, Aug. 22) proves that some people are allergic to facts. They are not satisfied with two years of the Mueller investigation into “Russian Collusion,” wasting $32 million of taxpayer money but still not fi nding any “collusion.” Now Cohn wants an extremely biased Congress to do the rest of the job and probe suspected “obstruction” with yet another round of the “witch hunt,” and wasting still more of tax dollars. And since when has talking to foreign government leaders and officials become a crime? If so, Obama and John Kerry should also be probed.

The Democrat-controlled Congress ignores the continued insult to the National Anthem and is making “Impeachment” its national song. Some impatient Democrats want to investigate every member of the president’s family, their business dealings, and their accounts, including those of Trump-daughter Tiffany from her college days. Wow! Surely, after the sad Mueller saga, a dozen Democrat and Hillary-supporter attorneys, who assisted in the probe, need another huge job. May I remind Cohn that there are dozens of cases in which top Democrats and sympathetic officials should be jailed? The destruction of thousands of emails, private servers doing government jobs and breaching security, funding phony dossiers to malign Trump, making controversial and anti-national uranium deals with Russia, getting FBI agents to work for Trump’s defeat and destruction, and making top officials conspire to wear wires to record Trump-meetings are just a few. Let’s demand thorough investigation into ALL of these things and punish ALL the culprits. As for Donald Trump, if he is so bad, you can try and punish him in the 2020 elections. Until then, please

shut up and work for national security, job creation, peace and unity and a free and fair election. ~ YATINDRA BHATNAGAR TUJUNGA

STOP EATING ANIMALS This Sept. 1 marked 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered six million European Jews. A key question facing historians is how could an enlightened society that produced our civilization’s greatest philosophers, poets, painters and composers also produce its most notorious mass murderers, along with millions of ordinary upstanding citizens who just went along. Was the Holocaust a peculiarly German phenomenon, or are other enlightened societies capable? How about our own American society? Jewish Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer gave a clear answer when he wrote: “To the animals, all people are Nazis.” Singer’s message is that we are all capable of oppressing the more vulnerable sentient beings in our midst, frequently without even thinking about it. Our own enlightened society has translated the arbitrary Nazi dictum “the Christian lives, the Jew dies” into an equally arbitrary “the dog lives, the pig dies.” Only the victims’ names have been changed. The blissful, self-serving ignorance of the death camps and slaughterhouses in our midst remains. Our very first step on the long road to end all oppression should be to drop animals from our menus. ~ PHIL GARGALIS PASADENA

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Re: “Mourning in America,” Aug. 15 This is the time that allies need to make themselves known, by being boots on the ground, standing side-by-side with those being targeted. We are all vulnerable to this type of persecution. Knowing my own family history and how we (US Italian-American citizens) were rounded up and sent to detention centers, (google Fort Missoula) we must stand united. We Stand for the America #WeBelieve In. ~ JENNIPHA-LAUREN NIELSEN 09.05.19 | PASADENA WEEKLY 5


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•OPINION• BY LAUREN PARTMA

REACHING THE ‘SUMMIT’

CHILDREN MASTER THEIR LESSONS IN A HANDS-ON, PROJECT-BASED CURRICULUM FOCUSED ON SKILLS AND CRITICAL THINKING

Teacher Lauren Partma and her students

I’m a Pasadena area teacher who’s thrilled about the fi rst day of classes, in part because I teach with a community of caring educators at McKinley School of the Arts, but also because we’ve spent the past few years pushing ourselves as teachers, ensuring our classrooms are high in student engagement and grounded in strong relationships. Our program, Vanguard — powered by the Summit Learning model, a personalized approach to teaching and learning — focuses on providing the right challenges to students so they can learn and grow. Unlike a traditional classroom, Vanguard classes are bustling with energy. On any given day, you’ll fi nd my students engaged in real-world projects, collaborating in small groups, and cheering each other on as they learn new things. As one can imagine, this is a big change from the classroom experience in which a teacher stands at the front of the class and lectures all students at the same time. But the success I am seeing proves that the change is worth it. Our students are curious, self-aware, and have a sense of purpose in middle school. How rare is that? This approach places high but attainable expectations on educators to ensure that every child is mastering what they are learning. With a hands-on projectbased curriculum that is focused on skills and critical thinking, students are being asked to engage in classroom work that is more difficult than passively listening to a lecture and memorizing information. They’re being asked to selfdirect elements of their learning so that they develop lifelong learning habits like self-awareness, resilience and perseverance. I’m proud to share that four years after beginning Vanguard our students are not only meeting but exceeding those expectations. They are in the driver’s seat of their own education. Do they struggle at times to master new concepts or complete challenging projects? Absolutely. As educators, we support our students by providing individualized support on their work through one-on-one mentoring time. During these mentoring sessions, we help students work toward their weekly goals. These oneon-ones give me the opportunity to know my students better. During these checkins, I explain why persevering through struggle helps them become well-rounded adults who can contribute to society with confidence and resilience. Every year on the fi rst day of school I start out by telling my students that this is their year. I tell them that they are in control of their learning and it is OK to make mistakes. It’s how you respond to those mistakes and how you pick yourself back up that matters. I feel so fortunate to fi nally be able to reach each of my students and challenge them on their educational journey. ■ Lauren Partma is a teacher at McKinley School of the Arts. Contact her care of kevinu@ timespublishing.com. 6 PASADENA WEEKLY | 09.05.19


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POT WAR DECLARED DISPENSARY APPLICANT WHO WAS TURNED AWAY FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT CLAIMING THE CITY IGNORED PROVISIONS OF ITS OWN ORDINANCE IN THE CANNABIS APPROVAL PROCESS BY ANDRÉ COLEMAN

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he owners of a business that was selected to file for a special permit to sell marijuana in Pasadena only to be turned away filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday that claims the city failed to “discharge a mandatory duty” and violated the due process rights of the business. The lawsuit essentially reiterates points spelled out in a claim for damages against the city, which was denied by the City Council shortly after it was filed with the City Clerk’s Office on Aug. 19. In the claim and the lawsuit, owners of The Atrium Group of Westlake Village assert the company has suffered substantial economic damages, including loss of sales and business profits, injury to its business reputation and loss of business opportunity. “On the basis of knowledge and belief, the wrongful actions alleged were committed by David Reyes, Director of Planning, City Manager Steve Mermell, Asst. City Manager Nicholas Rodriguez, City Attorney Michelle Bagneris, Management Analyst IV Guille Nuñez, and other unknown persons working on behalf of the city of Pasadena,” that document states. The lawsuit filed in US District Court names as defendants the city, Mermell, Reyes, Harvest of Pasadena (another applicant based in Arizona), Hinderliter De Llamas and Associates of Brea (a consultant group that reviewed the applications), and does one through 10. In June, The Atrium Group, Harvest of Pasadena, Integral Associates Dena, Tony Fong, Sweetwater Pasadena and MME Pasadena Retail were picked from among 122 applicants vying for permission to sell marijuana in the city. Each applicant was forced to pay the city a $14,000 fee just for the opportunity to apply. The total spent was $1.7 million if each applicant paid the fee. It was unknown who the other applicants were because the city has denied a Public Records Act request filed by the Pasadena Weekly for access to that list.

Several dispensaries that were not picked to move forward in the city’s process have threatened lawsuits. A claim for damages is usually the first step in filing a lawsuit against a government agency. Mermell declined to comment on the claim on Friday. On Wednesday morning, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said Mermell could not comment on the lawsuit because he is named as a defendant. “Our process is proceeding in accordance with the regulations and the measure approved by voters,” Derderian said, referring to Measure CC, a 2018 city-sponsored ballot initiative that called for six weed dispensaries, but allowing only one in each of the council’s seven districts. The claim and the lawsuit stem from a failed conditional use permit (CUP) application filed by The Atrium Group on June 13 which would have allowed the company to open a dispensary in trendy Old Pasadena, located in City Council District 3. In its CUP application, The Atrium Group informed city officials it planned to operate at 70 W. Union St. However, just one day before Atrium submitted its CUP application, Harvest of Pasadena submitted an application to operate at 169 W. Colorado Blvd. — a vacant building leased seasonally to a Halloween business that’s located on the northeast corner of Pasadena Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, and also located in District 3. Officials with Harvest signed a 10-year lease that will see them pay $55,000 per month, or $660,000 a year. Next year the rent will increase to $726,000. The agreement includes annual rent increases. Another applicant, Sweetwater Pasadena, was also rejected after it applied for a CUP in Old Pasadena. In rejecting The Atrium Group’s application, city officials notified

Even with the recent passage of Measures I and J, ballot initiatives, which raised the local sales tax by three-quarters of a cent in part to help fund the beleaguered Pasadena Unified School District, local schools need more money, according to a recent survey conducted by Los Angeles-based FM3 Research for PUSD. According to the survey, 70 percent of those polled said they believe there is a need for additional funding of public schools, with nearly half of those people calling the need “great.” Between July 30 and Aug. 5, 1,008 “likely voters” were surveyed online, and by landline and cell phones. The district is taking steps to place an $850 million bond measure on the March ballot that would be used for infrastructure projects in the school district. Meanwhile, school officials are discussing the possibility of closing schools due to dropping enrollments. Support for a bond measure received at least 60 percent support from respondents in all seven school board districts, with the strongest support, 77 percent, coming from District 3 in Northwest Pasadena which is represented by Michelle Richardson-Bailey. “I’m hoping the community will get behind it,” Richardson-Bailey told the Pasadena Weekly. “The Measure J funds just scratched the surface. We need so much more.” Measure I passed overwhelmingly in November and increased local sales tax by three-quarters of a cent. The sales tax hike is expected to generate $21 million annually. Measure J allows the PUSD to use up to a third of that amount to improve public schools. In East Altadena, 75 percent of the respondents in District 1 — represented by Kim Kenne — said they supported a bond measure. The lowest support came from District 2, represented by Board member Roy Boulghourjian, where 60 percent of respondents said they support a bond measure. In District 4, which contains Old Pasadena, 72 percent of the respondents said they support a bond measure. Only 65 percent of the respondents in districts 5 and 6 — represented by Central Pasadena’s Elizabeth Pomeroy and Sierra Madre’s Larry Torres, respectively, said they would support the measure, and 67 percent of those surveyed in Northwest Pasadena’s District 7, represented by Scott Phelps, support the idea. — André Coleman

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PICKS FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT

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BY ANDRÉ COLEMAN

The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area has selected Pat Coulter as its first African- American president. Coulter succeeds Dorothy Keane and will Pat Coulter preside over her first meeting today, Sept. 5. “She brings a vast wealth of experience in developing people and organizations to their full potential,” Keane said of Coulter. “We are so fortunate to have someone with such an impressive record of improving communities.” Coulter acknowledged Keane’s accomplishment of increasing the membership by 25 percent and said she hopes to “foster even more diversity, equity and inclusion.” The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, education and action, according to its website. Coulter, who previously served as president and CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia for 13 years, was the first woman to lead that 85-year-old organization. She moved to California in late 2014 and joined the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area the following year. She is senior adviser to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force of the California League, as well as a member of the organization’s nominating committee. She has served as founding chair of the League’s immigration committee formed in 2017 and president-elect in 2018. According to statement issued by the League’s Pasadena chapter, Coulter also served on numerous commissions, nonprofit boards in Philadelphia and won several awards, including CBS News Radio Women’s Achievement Award. She also is in the Knoxville College Alumni Hall of Fame. Coulter holds a bachelor of science degree in music education from Knoxville College, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Louisville. She completed the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management program and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Peirce College in Philadelphia. Prior to heading the Urban League, Coulter worked in business management for career professional services firms, including Lee Hecht Harrison and the executive search firm Salveston Stetson Group. n

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION HUNTINGTON LIBRARY TO BEGIN YEARLONG CENTENNIAL BASH BY ANDRÉ COLEMAN

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will hold a special event to kick off its yearlong centennial celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Sept. 5, at the library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, The event will be hosted by Huntington Karen R. Lawrence President Karen R. Lawrence, who will highlight plans for both the yearlong celebration and the future. Thursday’s program will also include a panel discussion on some of the big ideas shaping the future, brief presentations by Huntington leaders in each collection area, and a special musical performance interpreting sheet music from the Huntington’s historic collection of the works of early 20th-century composer Harold Bruce Forsythe. Todd Simon and members of his Angel City All-Star Brass Band will provide music at various locations in the gardens from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. According to a 2017 article in the Pasadena Weekly, Henry Huntington, nephew of Collis Huntington, one of the men instrumental in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, came to Pasadena from San Francisco in 1900 with a specific plan in mind — buy up as much land as possible. He purchased his San Marino mansion and amassed “far and away the greatest group of 18th-century British portraits ever owned by any one man,” according to the story. In accordance with Huntington’s will following his death in 1927, the $50 million collection was opened to viewing by the public. After his wife Belle died in 1924, Henry spent the remaining years of his life converting the west wing of his home into a museum dedicated to his wife. The museum, the Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Gallery, contained rooms dedicated to the aristocratic French decorative art she had acquired in France following Collis’ death. All told, Henry spent the equivalent of $30 million acquiring art for the museum, which also included a small part of his wife’s extensive collection. n

Rudolf Steiner Library and Bookshop

the group that it would not “further evaluate its application.” However, The Atrium Group claims the city is looking the other way while Harvest of Pasadena violates another condition of the ordinance which bans cannabis dispensaries from operating within 600 feet of a library. Besides only allowing one dispensary per council district, the ordinance mandates dispensaries must be at least 600 feet away from residential neighborhoods, schools, libraries, churches and parks. Plus, dispensaries and cultivators cannot operate within 1,000 feet of each other. The Rudolf Steiner Library is located at 110 Martin Alley, across the street from the Pasadena Weekly offices. The library, which is not visible from either DeLacey Avenue to the east or Pasadena Avenue to the west, is open primarily on the weekends, although some study groups are held there on Tuesdays and the first Monday of every month. According to a map submitted to the city by The Atrium Group’s Jim Townsend, the entry door to the Steiner Library is 470 feet from 169 W. Colorado Blvd., the building from which Harvest of Pasadena will operate. Things got even more hostile after the owners of The Atrium Group claimed that Harvest of Pasadena had turned in an incomplete application because it did not include a complete Taxpayer Protection Act Disclosure Form, failed to list a beneficial owner and a financially interested partner. “It is The Atrium Group’s positon that because Harvest of Pasadena has failed to submit a complete and accurate Taxpayer Disclosure Form, Harvest of Pasadena has not complied with the Master Application requirements,” wrote Townsend. “As a result, the Planning and Development Department must deem Harvest of Pasadena’s application for a conditional use permit incomplete.”

Last month, Mermell and Reyes revealed that the city may only be able to accommodate three cannabis dispensaries due to the city’s ordinance, which imposes strict limits on where cannabis businesses can operate. Over the past two years, a number of dispensaries have been forced to close because they sold cannabis in Pasadena without a license. The Pasadena Weekly has reported on a possible ballot initiative that, if approved, could open the door to any number of marijuana dispensaries desiring to operate in Pasadena. Proponents of The People’s Initiative to Preserve the Existing Operation of Non-Offending Commercial Cannabis Businesses submitted 12,900 signatures to City Clerk Mark Jomsky’s office on July 31. A total of 8,542 valid signatures are needed to qualify for the March ballot. The Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office has until Sept. 12 to verify the signatures. As it stands now, Harvest of Pasadena has been approved to open at the northeast corner of Pasadena Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Integral Associates will open in the 900 block of East Colorado near the South Lake Avenue corridor in District 7, and Tony Fong, will open a shop in Council District 4, in the 3300 block of East Colorado Boulevard. “Based on these facts, Harvest’s application should never have been accepted by the city for a filing appointment. Regulation VII is clear that the order of applications shall be determined not merely by ‘completeness,’ but also by ‘compliance,’” Townsend wrote. “By failing to comply with the Pasadena Municipal Code, Harvest cannot be rewarded by receiving the privilege of operating the only commercial cannabis business in the city’s famous historical quarter. We ask the city to recognize its error and promptly rectify the problem,” the letter states. n

THE COUNT

As of Monday, 4,205 days after the war in Afghanistan ended …

4,438

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.

1

man in Iraq was killed Sunday when an explosive charge targeted his vehicle on an agricultural road, according to FOX News.

13

ISIS and Taliban extremists were killed in airstrikes last Wednesday, according to Reuters. The airstrikes occurred amidst rumors of an alliance between the US and the Taliban to combat ISIS.

5,000

U.S. troops from Afghanistan could be coming home over the next 5 months, according to President Trump. There are between 13,000 and 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan — Compiled by André Coleman

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‘Be Part of the Change You Seek’ VROMAN’S PRESENTS SISTER HELEN PREJEAN IN CONVERSATION WITH REV. MIKE KINMAN ABOUT HER NEW BOOK AND SPIRITUAL JOURNEY AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH SATURDAY NIGHT BY BLISS BOWEN

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n her new book “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey,” Sister Helen Prejean chronicles her childhood as a chatty, smart, competitive daughter in a comfortably situated family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and her path to joining the Sisters of St. Joseph at age 18. It’s a thought-provoking narrative that reflects America’s shifting social mores after WWII, told with compassion and good humor. “God, save me from being a ‘do-gooder’ nun,” she writes at one point — a wisecrack that might surprise those only familiar with her as the death penalty-protesting nun who wrote “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States,” the 1993 bestseller subsequently adapted into a widely heralded 1995 fi lm and a 2000 opera. Now 80, Sister Helen recounts falling in love with a priest while remaining celibate, teaching students about love, and the tremendous changes wrought by Vatican II in the 1960s. At its core the book, which ends at the point where “Dead Man Walking” begins, is a timely story of investing words of faith with acts of meaning in the modern world, as she awakens to the genuine import of the vows and gospels to which she committed her life. Her heart fi nally starts to “break open” to social justice in 1980. “When I do wake up to the call of the Gospel to resist injustice and get to work in the public square, I have to call it grace,” she writes. And, later, “I have a hunch I’m going to be waking up till the moment I die.” “I’ve been a witness, and I’ve gotta tell the story,” she explains during an interview with the Pasadena Weekly. “That’s how I titled the book, quoting St. Bonaven-

ture: ‘Ask not about understanding, ask for the fi re.’ Witnessing Pat Sonnier being electrocuted to death with fi re, and how it set me on fi re — I have to stay faithful to that witness of what I’ve seen. That’s like being guarded as the apple of God’s eye.” PASADENA WEEKLY: Did you write “River of Fire” in response to some contemporary event or condition? SISTER HELEN PREJEAN: I’ve talked with many, many groups in the conversation about the death penalty and human rights. And I began to realize more and more that religion is not well served in the kinds of conversation going on, the kind of theology that’s out there. I mean blatant things, like a woman in the senate in Wyoming; within the last five months they had a [death penalty] repeal bill up that just needed her vote and maybe one other, and she said, “No, if Jesus hadn’t been executed by the Romans, we wouldn’t be saved from our sins.” … That’s not the gospel of Jesus, to claim that you can kill people in God’s name. Jeff Sessions quoted Romans 13 to justify the separation of children from their families at the border, claiming that because people break the law that’s against God; Justice Scalia [used] that to justify the use of the death penalty. There’s no deep understanding of the Scriptures, of the context in which they were written and what they mean. It’s very superficial proof texting — looking for text to prove a point you’ve already decided on. … Perhaps by sharing my own journey of waking up and widening my heart, to be involved in doing justice, perhaps I can be of help to others. That’s what’s behind the book.

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You describe nuns as “first responders” to Vatican II’s “new outlook,” and write that you delighted in the recognition that God wants you to “make active use of intellect, imagination, and decisional power.” How do you counteract the widespread contemporary perception that religious belief is antithetical to intellectual independence? The big banner we were all floating during the days of Vatican II was that quote from Saint Irenaeus: “The glory of God is humans fully alive.” So “fully alive” means you’re using your intellect, you’re using your heart, you’re engaging as agents of change in the world. … Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is within you,” and he gave his spirit over to the apostles, and it was to go out and to change the world. We partner with God in creation of the world and recreating the world. Religion has been made to be a private affair for so long; when people get engaged it’s usually something in their parish, within the confi nes of serving people just like [them]. When you see politicians using religion, and I’ve seen it really close up with the death penalty, they only quote scripture when they can fi nd that proof text — scripture that agrees with what they’ve already made up their minds they’re gonna do. It’s moved away from inclusivity. It maximizes fear of the other. Listen to the language about immigrants that we hear coming out from this administration: “they’re rapists, they’re murders, they’re invading us.” It’s the same thing that happened about the death penalty. … When you begin to discern things and figure it out with your intellect, then you get engaged in being part of the change. Once you put your hand to a rope and begin to act, how freeing and liberating it can be to be part of action. What do you see in today’s tumultuous climate with regard to social change and people of differing faiths working together to achieve common goals? Empowering people with information and then with community organization — that’s what the 1960s brought us. Look at the young people and what they did, and look at the leadership of young people today and what they’re doing on climate change and gun violence. They’re standing up. And through social media they can organize and connect with each other. I see it as a time of tremendous possibility, and I think the midterm elections were the fi rst shot across the bow that we’re going to be moving toward change, and I believe it’s gonna happen in the election coming up as well. People can recognize when their leaders are lying and building their own reality literally out of thin air. … What changes things? When witnesses get in there, see it, and bring you there. Elie Wiesel said that anybody who was a witness to the Holocaust had a moral imperative to tell people what they had seen. I feel that way about the death penalty. What about mass shooters like the white nationalists who have attacked civilians and worshippers, and those who demand the death penalty for their crimes? How do you counter the hatred and the grief? In the past 30 years, people have said these people are so morally evil, what they have done is so irredeemable, that we have to kill them. That is the language of hate and extremism. We see the rhetoric of a president who keeps affi rming racist policies and attacking people, more and more and more. But human beings have intelligence! We [also] see more organizing of community around elections. We can’t just give all the power over that’s been taken over by this insensitivity and hate, and it’s so dominant that we begin to feel really powerless and hopeless. When “Dead Man Walking” came out in 1993, 80 percent of the national population believed in the death penalty; with Republicans in the Deep South, it was probably closer to 90 percent. By having all these conversations with people, crisscrossing the country, I learned some of the things that were at work. People had been made to be very 10 PASADENA WEEKLY | 09.05.19

afraid. They were kept from witnessing close up what was going on. … There’s a saying in Latin America: What the eye doesn’t see the heart can’t feel. I always did believe that the American people are good people with good hearts, and that they were always buying in at the circus to the death penalty because they’ve been made to be afraid. Bring them there, show them how it really works, show them how it’s completely ineffective, show them how we’re making mistakes all over the place because people are poor and they can’t have an adversarial bringing of the truth at trial — bring them there, and they get it. We’re beginning to see, across the United States, prosecutors aren’t seeking the death penalty, there are fewer and fewer death sentences. Attorney General William Barr recently ordered the federal government to revive the death penalty. Has that energized state-level campaigns against it? The White House has no awareness of the Constitution or how it works. They think simply by declaring “speed up these executions” that they’ll get these five people executed right away. They don’t know about the appeals that are there, and what federal defenders are doing. We have two cases from Louisiana, and I asked the federal defender here in Louisiana, “Do you think they’ll be able to kill them?” He said, “No, we’ll be able to hold it off for a long time.” … They’re going to fight that in the courts just like the Muslim ban was fought in the courts, just like “I’m not going to give green cards to people anymore” gets fought in the courts, just like “We’re going to hold children indefi nitely” will be fought in the courts. I do believe with the human rights situation, with what’s been happening to children at the border, that we’re gonna be held accountable one day in an international court of law for the cruelty and torture of children. You’ve gotta know the law. You cite Thomas Merton as a prayer model and still take retreats at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the monastery where he lived. He’s an interesting choice for an extrovert. I would never make my life just solely one of contemplation without rolling up my sleeves and being active and changing the world. But it’s a good place to go to pray. You have silence, you have solitude, you can join the monks. Sometimes it’s good to get up at three in the morning and change your patterns, there in the dark, in that big abbey church, and then you have the intoning of the chant, of the Psalms, that bring you through every human condition and every emotion, with just a candle lit up front. [She sings the chant.] It’s like your soul’s so distilled, it’s like water goes into this soil where you can receive the words and the silence. It’s so good for me. So I go back every year because I need what it gives. But that’s not a life that I would undertake, simply to pray for the world. You write about white suburban friends asking stereotypical questions about poor people you worked with in New Orleans’ St. Thomas housing project: “Why don’t they get jobs?” “Why don’t they keep their kids in school?” You answered with stories about those people. What insights has that experience given you, and how might you advise people struggling to communicate across bitter divides in 2019? It’s what God said: Be part, in your soul, of the change you seek. Because we see, we get engaged to make change. We have a lot of sisters, religious nuns, going down to the border and being with these families. When we are engaged, we can speak out of experience to people, and you also realize that it’s not just gonna be these light little conversations back and forth that change anything. It’s gonna be people waking up to the need and getting engaged in the change, and then those kinds of conversations that come after you’ve engaged. ■ Vroman’s Bookstore presents Sister Helen Prejean in conversation with Rev. Mike Kinman at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; $32 (includes one book copy). Tickets available at eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-sister-helen-prejean-tickets-65970895725?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Info: (626) 449-5320. sisterhelen.org, vromansbookstore.com


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hile most people were relaxing by the pool, lounging on the beach, jetting off on holiday getaways and soaking up the last bit of summer over the long Labor Day weekend, I was cooling my heels inside my air conditioned home. Summer and I have never really hit it off. Actually, I despise the heat, even though in Southern California everyone’s favorite summertime activities require going outside while the sun is up. It was with this quandary in mind that I spent my requisite summertime outdoor fun time doing something I think is really fun: eating something good (hopefully), and then writing about the experience. I decided to face my fear and satisfy my seasonal need to get out of the house by visiting the Great White Hut, located on the northeast corner of California Avenue and Orange Street in Glendale, which, unbeknownst to me, has very limited seating, and is as close to an actual hut as one can get. I admit: I didn’t really think this through prior to making my way there in the 95-degree heat. But don’t get the wrong idea. It’s not inconvenient; quite to the contrary. The Great White Hut is easily accessible by foot, situated just a block from busy and pedestrian friendly Brand Boulevard, and it has a public parking

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lot right behind it. We arrived around 2 p.m. and it wasn’t very busy at all; just two people had ordered ahead of us, and two couples sat at the only two tables — the alternative being bar stools lined at a counter built up around the midsection of the diminutive white structure. There is a second location in Glendale on Cañada Boulevard that has indoor seating (perhaps even air conditioning), but we braved the weather like the Californians we are, all for the chance at a crack at the Hut’s mouthwatering menu. The California Avenue location is the first of the two, having opened in that same spot in 1947. While owners have changed over the years, all else has remained as it once was — something of a rarity in today’s tough restaurant trade. My dining companion quickly decided on the classic fritas, or fries ($5.35), which were easily his favorite part of the meal, and a customer favorite. The fries are topped with carne asada, cilantro, feta cheese, spicy garlic aioli, and avocado cream that can be added on. I tried them with the works, and the aioli and cream alone are worth it. My friend said Great White’s fries are the absolute best version of a carne asada, or roasted meat, he’s tried. There are three other fry options, and all sound just as amazing: Americano, made with bacon, cheddar cheese and grilled onions, then topped with ranch and spicy garlic aioli; fiesta fries, which contain carne asada, cheddar cheese and jalapeños, and topped with diablo salsa and avocado cream; and sunrise fries, just in case you’re craving fries for breakfast. These come with bacon, egg and feta cheese, plus salsa verde and thousand island dressing. If that isn’t enough to choose from, customers can build their own ideal versions of this star menu item. I went more sage with a veggie burrito and a simple chicken taco. The veggie burrito ($6.25) is made with beans, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, pico de Gallo and mild green salsa, all wrapped in a flour tortilla. It was good, although pinto beans are not my favorite. Refried or black beans would have made it perfect for my taste. In between bites of my burrito, I nibbled on the chicken taco ($1.85), which was my favorite. I opted for the mild green salsa, which in my opinion made the entire taco. When I was growing up, my parents regarded salsa

as the make or break component of a good taco (aside from the meat, of course), and I never fully understood why, until I tried this taco. To begin with, the chicken is perfectly seasoned, cooked and cut. It also contains a generous serving of meat. Onions and cilantro are blended together with the green salsa, giving just a slight kick, which made me wish I had ordered a few extra tacos instead of the burrito. Interestingly, their only other meat option is carne asada, but considering the quality of the food they serve, they don’t really need anything else. To top off the meal, my friend also tried the double cheeseburger ($5.95), which comes with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and thousand island dressing, served on a toasted bun. It’s simple, clean, tasty, and all that a burger should be. Any burger can also be ordered protein style, a la In N Out. You can even add an egg, bacon, or avocado to your burgers for an additional $1.25 each. Who wouldn’t want any of those three things to take their burgers up a couple of notches? Any entree can also be made into a combo for $3.50 which adds fries and a soda. Despite the blistering heat, this was one of the best meals we’d both had in a while. We had managed to snag a shaded table right next to the pharmacy with which the Great White Hut shares a parking lot, and I almost forgot about the temperature (almost). To top off the entire experience, they also serve breakfast all day, from breakfast burritos and breakfast quesadillas to breakfast tacos and a breakfast bowl option which I thought was interesting. The burritos and bowls are served with eggs, cheese, pico de Gallo, hash browns and choice of sauce. Bacon, carne asada, or chicken can also be added on. Regular quesadillas and nachos are perfect for a late meal after a long night out. This is more sophisticated fast food munchie meal, if you will, although I wouldn’t consider this fast food. While the menu is concise, they work around limited meat options by serving every side or addon you could possibly want. The burgers and tacos are standard and delicious, and their fry menu makes The Great White Hut what it is — a very small restaurant with a whole lot of character that features great tasting food.

EL PORTAL 695 E. Green St., Pasadena (626)795-8553 Elportalrestaurant.com $$ Pasadena Weekly readers have been rewarding El Portal with the title of Best Mexican Food in the city for years. This charming little hacienda with brick walls, festive colors, fine art and a California elegant courtyard brings the authentic cuisine of Mexico and the Yucatan region to your table.

HILL STREET CAFÉ 1004 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge 818-952-1019 hillstreetcafelacanada.com $$ Hill Street Café is celebrating over 25 years of serving the community quality meals made of quality ingridients. we want to thank all of you who stuck with us during the remodeling process and we want to welcome back everyone else. in our recent remodel, we have added an outdoor patio, a bar and more dining area, we have created a relaxed ambience with a touch of modern but still retaining our extensive menu, our friendly service and most important a family atmosphere.

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANTS 88 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 568-9310 3539 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8963 kabukirestaurants.com $$ When you walk into a Kabuki you won’t be overwhelmed with Asian decor and music. What you will encounter is a casual atmosphere with today’s hottest music playing, people smiling and our friendly staff welcoming you through the doors. Look for the Red Mask. Come eat, drink and have fun! TOPS WALNUT 1792 E. Walnut St., Pasadena (626) 584-0244 topsburger.com $ At TOPS on Walnut & Allen, we maintain the original taste from 60 years ago. My father wanted to create food as close to homemade as possible. Our primary goal and focus is on taste, quality, freshness, cleanliness in our service and experienced staff. Most of our staff have been with us for more than twenty years. We invite you to come to TOPS on the corner of Walnut & Allen and taste the difference! Meet our staff and experience what quality service should be. The same quality service that has made us #1.

MARGARITA’S 155 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-4193 margaritaspasadena.com $$ At Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, our family has been sharing our authentic Mexican dishes with the wonderful people of Pasadena since 1977. Guests enter our warm, inviting space and leave as family -- with plenty of burritos, tortas, tostadas, fajitas, and more to be had in between! Our dishes incorporate and pay homage to the rich flavors of bustling mercados, corner taquerias, and seaside palapas. So visit us, eat to your heart's content at our mouthwatering lunch buffet, sip on a refreshing margarita, and feel at home.

SHANDONG DUMPLINGS 80 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena 626-578-9777 227 W. Valley Blvd, 168 A, San Gabriel 626-308-3777 $ Shandong Dumplings is your Reader Recommended Winner for BEST DUMPLINGS in the 2018 Reader’s Poll! We have been a cornerstone in the greater Pasadena community and are well known for our outstanding cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Recognized for our modern interpretation of classic dishes and insistence on using only the highest quality, freshest ingredients. Open for Lunch and Dinner daily and until 2am Wed-Sat.

TOM'S FAMOUS FAMILY RESTAURANT 1130 E. Walnut St. Pasadena 626-577-7717 tomsfamous.com $ Please come and enjoy homemade breakfast lunch and dinner all made from scratch and FRESH. Nothing is ever served or made from a can. We pride ourselves as being the cleanest store with the best quality food and BEST service in town. Thank you PASADENA!!!!! ZELO GOURMET PIZZAS 328 E. Foothill Blvd.Arcadia 626-358-8298 myzelopizza.info $$ It’s the cornmeal crust that makes this pizzeria stand out from the rest. This locally owned establishment’s signature dish is the fresh, corn, balsamic-marinated, oven-roasted red onion pie. Zelo Pizzeria has expanded the dining room to better serve you, so come in and give Zelo Pizzeria a try.

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A CONFUSING CONDITION TOURETTE’S SYNDROME IS OFTEN MISDIAGNOSED, UNDER-DIAGNOSED AND WIDELY MISUNDERSTOOD Dear Patti, I’m a single dad and the only family I have in the world is my 8-year-old son, Jagger. Recently, all of a sudden Jagger started twitching his neck continually and couldn’t seem to stop. I didn’t want to overreact so I waited for a week, but when these unusual repetitive movements didn’t go away I took Jagger to his doctor, who has cared for him since birth. The pediatrician said to carefully observe him and that he’d probably outgrow it, but to bring him back if it continued or worsened. In the last few weeks, along with twitching, Jagger has started to habitually shrug his shoulder and make a squeaking, cough-like sound involuntarily. He tries but can’t seem to control it and I don’t know why. It’s heartbreaking. He’s always been a healthy, happy little boy. He loves sports, especially soccer. He just entered the third grade but he’s embarrassed and doesn’t want to go to school because he’s afraid he’ll get laughed at. Last year, my kid loved school and was completely carefree. Jagger’s doctor is sending us to a specialist. It has been suggested that he might have Tourette’s syndrome. How do we handle this? I feel so helpless.

— Craig Dear Craig, I’m so sorry for your little boy’s suffering. I understand that this must be a very painful situation for both of you. I know it’s hard, but when possible allow Jagger to lean on you for support, especially when feelings of pain, fear, grief and resentment arise. These are natural responses when your child is emotionally or physically at risk, and sharing these emotions will enable him to better acknowledge and handle the challenges of managing a confusing condition that could potentially be harmful to his self-esteem and social development. Presently, there isn’t a cure for Tourette’s syndrome (TS). Treatment is aimed at controlling tics that interfere with everyday activities and functioning. In the absence of specific screening tests to diagnose it, this condition can be complicated, misdiagnosed, under-diagnosed and widely misunderstood. It’s believed to be a brain disorder that causes involuntary tics. Tics are sudden, often strange, uncontrollable physical movements or vocal sounds. TS is clinically diagnosed when a person exhibits multiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics over the period of a year with no more than three consecutive tic-free months. It’s difficult to predict the course this illness will take, and each child copes with TS differently. Some children will have a mild course in which they outgrow their tics; for others, it’s more severe. I’m very glad you’re seeking professional help. Observation plays a major part in the diagnosis process, not just in looking at the particular tics Jagger has, but also in how severe and frequent they are. Sometimes children try to suppress the tics in front of the doctor, so it might be a good idea to bring a video of Jagger in order to properly document his symptoms. Even if Jagger is diagnosed with TS, it’s important to take your time, gather all the facts, research TS, and ask the doctors plenty of questions in order to make the most informed decisions regarding his treatment. Medication is commonly used for severe TS and can be very effective. You’ll also want to learn about treatment alternatives such as response and awareness training and deep brain stimulation. Habit-reversal training is a behavioral technique making patients aware of the urge to tic and teaching them to create muscular responses incompatible with the tic. Since TS children are often criticized or judged for their symptoms, it’s crucial to their feelings of self-esteem to praise and compliment good behavior. Some experts say that when children get involved in physical activities like sports and exercise or creative pursuits such as writing, painting, or music, their tics are milder and less frequent. Contrary to parental fears, a TS diagnosis doesn’t affect a child’s intelligence nor label them as obstinate or purposely disruptive, because the tics are involuntary. Teasing, and the resulting school phobias it engenders, shouldn’t be tolerated, and teachers and other adults should intervene. Supportive psychotherapy may also be helpful. Although psychological problems do not cause TS, such problems may result from dealing with it. Psychotherapy can also help the person better cope with the disorder itself and cope with the secondary social and emotional problems that often occur. ■ Patti Carmalt-Vener, a faculty member with the Southern California Society for Intensive Short Term Psychotherapy, has been a psychotherapist in private practice for 23 years and has an office in Pasadena. Contact her at (626) 584-8582 or email pcarmalt@aol.com. Visit her website, patticarmaltvener.com. 14 PASADENA WEEKLY | 09.05.19


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Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, presents John Doe, Tom DeSavia, Alison Anders and Louie Perez discussing and signing “More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of LA Punk,” moderated by Chris Morris, starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 5. Call (626) 4495320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.

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The Mixx, 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, presents live music by Spliff Vision, performing songs inspired by life, love, family and personal experiences, starting at 9 p.m. Saturday. No cover. Call (626) 500-0021 or visit themixxclub.com.

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y shining a much-needed spotlight on the lives of Asian-American women in 1987 San Francisco, “The Joy Luck Club” became an unlikely literary sensation when it was released in 1990. Going beyond best-selling book status to become an acclaimed film in 1994 as well, “Club” is now coming to life through Oct. 5 on the stage of the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Following a quartet of Chinese women who meet regularly at their Joy Luck Club to play mahjong and socialize, the group is shaken when its founder passes away, and her American-born

The Rotary Club of Altadena summer concert series closes with The Who tribute band The Who Experience at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenarotary.com.

daughter is invited to join the group. As the complex relationships unfold, the play moves from China in the early 20th century and San Francisco from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the eight women struggle across a seemingly unpassable chasm of culture, generation and expectations to find strength and happiness. “I worked with them last year on their Theater for Youth field series, directing the short play ‘Nothing is the Same,’” says Tim Dang, director of the current “Joy” production. “That was about four 11-year-olds who were affected by Pearl Harbor while living in

Fantasy authors D.J. Butler, author of “Witchy Kingdom,” Christopher Husberg, author of “Fear the Stars,” Christopher Ruocchio, author of “Howling Dark” and Lue Tarzian, author of “Vultures” discuss and sign their books at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit

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the scene or the play happening,” says Dang. “Only three scenes of the play have all 13 actors on stage, while otherwise there are maybe eight actors in a given scene. So we had to strategically choreograph them, with little spike marks on the floor so actors know where to go, little pieces of glow tape so they know where to step. It was pretty precise in terms of the staging.” With all the effort already paying off in a hit opening week, Dang is optimistic that the Asian acting community is here to stay and continues to grow ever-bigger. “The film of ‘Joy’ came out 25 years ago and was probably the first major Asian film to actually have critical and popular success back in 1994,” says Dang. “[The ABC sitcom] ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is very popular and gaining traction for more popular fare. Disney, Hulu, Amazon thirst for content, and with that is much more openness for the entertainment industry for different kinds of stories with so many rich stories there. “There has to be leadership at the top and there are more producers and directors seeking out this kind of content on many different levels, whether film, TV or stage,” he concludes. “Pasadena Playhouse’s next play ‘The Great Leap’ is Asian-themed. Hopefully this will continue with more diverse fare. Hopefully there’s more thirst for opportunity.” n “The Joy Luck Club” runs through Oct. 5 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Tickets are $25 to $45. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.

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Hawaii at that time. “The Playhouse’s artistic director Christian Lebano invited me to direct this, because it has a mission of portraying the American experience on stage,” adds Dang. “‘Joy Luck Club’ is about the immigrant Chinese experience, and played directly into their mission. The surrounding communities of Pasadena, Arcadia, Alhambra and Montebello, and across the San Gabriel Valley that have Asian-American communities could be reached out to for the first time. LA County is so huge, with over 4,000 square miles, that to find a show to attend in your own neighborhood is a great thing.” Dang notes that the live production of “Joy” has many challenges, particularly because the cast is extremely large by the Playhouse’s standards. The cast is composed of 13 actors playing on a stage that normally holds five to seven performers, and the fact that the play has up to 60 characters means even those actors have to perform an average of four roles apiece. Add in flashbacks to China and flash-forwards to San Francisco and the production needed to raise additional funds far surpassing the normal SMP budget levels. A series of intimate house parties with Playhouse patrons and members of the Chinese-American community raised almost $35,000, which was used to pay for additional cast members, costumes and production value. “Directing this play was like playing Tetris, because I would draw figures on a mock drawing of the set so I would know where all the actors go at any one moment of


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The soulful Cuban jazz vocalist follow’s 2017’s acclaimed “Cubafonia” with a tastily arranged set dedicated to traditions of faith and family. Opener “Nangareo” presents Arocena speaking reverently over background chants and ocean wave sounds, invoking Santería saints or orishas “Oyá,” “Oshún” and “Yemayá” with exuberant call-and-response choruses, polyrhythmic percussion and Jorge Luis Lagarza Pérez’s elegantly melodic piano. That fluid exchange between traditional rhythms and rituals and exploratory jazz defines the album, to striking effect. Highlights: “Porque Tú No Estás,” “Menuet Para un Corazón,” “Not for Me” (“Living forever with sadness is not for me”). daymearocena.com

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ove, Peace, and Music” can be musically interpreted an endless variety of ways, depending on the artists handling translation. San Fernando Valley ensemble Soul Scratch, who claim that phrase as a mission statement, take their lead from 1960s and ’70s soul in the muscular vitality of their performances and arrangements and, most importantly, the thematic relevance of their songs. Their 2012 EP “Meet Me in the Sun,” though well done, favored style over substance; 2014’s full-length “Down the Road” dug deeper and stretched into gospel and acoustic blues. 2017’s “Pushing Fire” garnered admiring reviews and yielded tough groovers “Odessa Heat” and “Be Kind” and socially conscious burner “Pacified,” informed by the legacies of Solomon Burke and Curtis Mayfield: “Where’s that outreach now/ Where’s my people on the street/ These corporations got a voice/ While we sit silent in defeat.” Massachusetts-raised front-

man Dale Spollett possesses one of those passionate, openthroated voices that turns heads. His gutsy, all-in vocal style has earned understandable comparisons to St. Paul & the Broken Bones frontman Paul Janeway and gospel-soul belter Mike Farris, though he does not boast Janeway’s theatricality or Farris’ rock ‘n’ roll swagger. Instead he brings unabashed, almost sweet sincerity that works like contrasting harmony against guitarist Joel Givertz’s leaner tones. As the band pumps out hard rhythms and horn riffs, Spollett bites into the lines of “America” with a conviction that matches the urgency of the Stax-style single, a funky slab of righteous commentary that Colemine dropped in April: “Misconception runs amok today Get to know your neighbor and you’ll see The struggle’s happening for everyone Only us coming together sets

us free… Hold up, is this America Look at what you’re leaving behind Is this the future that we struggled for The world we fought so hard to find… What’s wrong with the world today?” “We All Bleed the Same” was issued that same week, in the aftermath of the mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand: “I thought that love had conquered/ I hoped that hate had lost/ How could one man disagree/ And 49 souls pay the cost.” As citizens continue caring for the wounded and mourning the dead in Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy, the song’s slow-burning anguish could not be more timely. n Soul Scratch performs at One Colorado courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; free admission. Info: (626) 564-1066. soulscratchband.com, onecolorado.com

ARIANA GILLIS, The Maze (self-released): HHH

Crisply co-produced with Buddy Miller at his Nashville home studio, the Canadian singersongwriter’s tuneful pop pulses with a sense of purpose, likely influenced by the visual concussion that upended her life for four years. Gillis’ clear, punchy alto often catches in her throat and occasionally calls to mind Alison Moyet, particularly during tougher tracks like “Dirt Gets Dirty” and the saxophone-twisted “Slow Motion Killer.” Other highlights: “Jeremy Woodstock,” “The Feeling of Empty” (“I read too much, I write too much, I think too much/ When all I’ve ever wanted is to know enough/ To fill me up”). At Wine & Song in South Pasadena Wednesday, Sept. 11. arianagillis.com

WHITNEY, Forever Turned Around (Secretly Canadian): HHH½

Drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek sound like they were wandering around in a ’70s California haze while composing the Chicago band’s sophomore album, which serves up dreamy pop balm for headline-rattled listeners seeking respite. Echoes of Burt Bacharach and Neil Young can be discerned in the melodic curves and harmonics of tracks like the hooky “Used to Be Lonely,” “Valleys (My Love)” and the pensively hopeful “Song for Ty” (“Anything could happen”), with Ehrlich’s silken tenor sweetening thoughtful musings about the sticky catch-22s of relationships and independence. facebook.com/whitneychicago

SUNNY WAR, Shell of a Girl (Hen House): HHH½

The onetime Venice busker exercises a winningly light touch as both guitarist and poet while tapping into societal pressures and hypocrisies here, beautifully braiding strands of blues, bossa nova, folk and jazz into her melodic phrases. Micah Nelson’s harmonica and Milo Gonzalez’s Dobro add atmospheric contours to tracks like “Where the Lost Get Found” and “Got No Ride” (“Turned my pain into my pride”); other highlights include the swaying “Shell” and “Drugs Are Bad” (“Unless of course you get too sad”). Worthy of the time it quietly requests. sunnywar.com

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85 E. Holly St., Pasadena (626) 795-4331 pasadenaseniorcenter.org Free films screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. Friday’s film is “The Best of Enemies” 2019).

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Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena (626) 399-1721 japanesegardenpasadena.com “Geisha in the Garden,” presented in partnership with The Japan Foundation features three actual geisha visiting from Kyoto from 6 to 9 p.m. The highly trained artists, dressed in kimono costumes and oshiroi makeup will deliver two performances of music and dance in the teahouse, and guests will have the opportunity to speak with them. Admission is $100, or $90 for members.

The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena blueguitar.club The club presents the Dave Tull Trio at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table seating. Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock (323) 561-3044 cfaer.org The Center presents Voices Making Waves, featuring East Coast Native American activists and musicians, including Layla Locklear, Charly Lowry and Bear Fox performing at 8 p.m. Free. Visit grandperformances.org or call (213) 687-2190 for tickets. Music on the Green The Alhambra 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra (626) 300-5000 facebook.com/thealhambra The summer concert series closes with the Alhambra High School Jazz Band from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. One Colorado 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena (626) 564-1066 onecolorado.com One Colorado offers live music on Thursdays and Saturdays in September, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday’s music features Paul Chesne, whose rock sound is described as “Dr. Dre meets Johnny Cash. Free. Pasadena Senior Center 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena (626) 795-4331 pasadenaseniorcenter.org The Pasadena Police Department presents information on domestic violence and what to do about it at 10 a.m. The Rediscovering Hope support group meets at 3 p.m. Thursdays for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Call Jody Casserly at (626) 918-2273, ext. 7455 for information. Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-5320 vromansbookstore.com John Doe, Tom DeSavia, Alison Anders and Louie Perez discuss and sign “More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of LA Punk,” moderated by Chris Morris, starting at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY Gallery at the End of the World 869 E. Mariposa St., Altadena facebook.com/mcgintysgallery The gallery presents the “Casa de la Mariposa” art show, a group exhibition of more than 60 artists, centering on butterflies and the idea of metamorphosis. It opens with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. The reception featuring a screening of “Pollinators Under Pressure,” narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio at 8:15 p.m. The exhibition continues through Oct. 12. Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-6840 nortonsimon.org A guided tour visits highlights of the Norton Simon collections from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members. Pasadena Senior Center

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Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-5320 vromansbookstore.com Saul Le Chuk discusses and signs “Save Me from Dangerous Men” at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY Altadena Library 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena (626) 798-0833 altadenalibrary.org The Friends of the Altadena Library Book Sale raises funds and awareness for the range of events and programs at the library. The sale features some 20,000 fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, Blu-ray, CDs and other items. It runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. More details are available at bookfinder.com/CAN.html#X77. Brand Library and Art Center 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale (818) 548-2051 brandlibrary.org The art center presents the Brand47 National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, opening with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing through Oct. 25. Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge (818) 949-4200 descansogardens.org Descanso presents the first of its threeconcert series, “Silence,” presenting music unconstrained by genre, starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. Saturday’s concert is titled “Listen.” It features Zola Jesus, with pop-goth anthems, Jonas Baes, Phillipino composer of interdisciplinary music and Low Leaf, electroacoustic artist combining classical piano with harp, guitar and voice. Tickets are $30 and $37. Concerts continue Sept. 21 and 28. Eagle Rock Shambhala 953 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock (323) 255-5472 https://la.shambhala.org Shastri Ruth Wallen leads a meditation retreat, presenting a Shambhala Teachings Weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $225 for the weekend. Eat|See|Hear Film Series Pasadena City Hall Centennial Square 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena eatseehear.com The film series presents “Say Anything” starring John Cusack and Ione Skye, starting with live music at 6:30 p.m. followed by the film at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $21. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818) 790-0717 flintridgebooks.com The store present a meet-and-greet and book signing by Emmy Award-winning helicopter cameraman of “Deadliest Catch,” and author of “Help from Above: How I Went from

Sweeping the Floor to Painting the Sky” and “What Lies Above the Clouds: A True Crime Story” starting at 5 p.m. Jazz ‘n Paz Barbecue Fundraiser Private residence, Pasadena (626) 296-9843 jazznpaz.com Rhythm & Brews & BBQ fundraiser features music by the Nick Mancini B3 Organ Trio. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, $150 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets offer this fall’s tickets to all three concerts in the Jazz ‘n Paz jazz series and a VIP ticket to the Dec. 22 Holiday Cheer post-party and a complimentary “The Long Game” CD featuring the organ trio. Location is provided with ticket purchase. Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-6840 nortonsimon.org A guided tour visits works of Baroque art reflecting high drama, from 1 to 2 p.m. Family Day invites guests to observe paintings and sculpture from Italy, Paris and India containing elements of flight, then create a suspended artwork from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A concert features the California String Quartet in “Musical Conversations: Lyricism and Compliments” from 6 to 7 p.m. All are included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members. One Colorado 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena (626) 564-1066 onecolorado.com One Colorado offers live music on Thursdays and Saturdays in September, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday’s music is by Soul Scratch. Free. Pasadena Heritage Walking Tour Various locations, Old Pasadena (626) 441-6333 pasadenaheritage.org Pasadena Heritage presents a walking tour of the Old Pasadena National Register Historic District, an example of downtown revitalization, from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Cost is $20, or $18 for members. Meeting location is provided with ticket purchase. The Residency Project 880 Worcester Ave., Pasadena theresidencyproject.org The Residency Project hosts “Connections & Callings: A Celebration of Nature, Spirituality and the Arts,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It offers an exclusive preview of original artworks and an artist talk by artist-in-residence Stephanie Rose Bird, a Chicago-based artist and author. An afternoon tea, a mandala-building workshop, a poetry reading by Lavinia Busch from her book, “Mystic Cookie,” a market featuring books authored by the gallery’s featured artists and handmade items by local artisans. Cost is $20, free for members. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Rotary Club of Altadena Summer Concert Series Farnsworth Park 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena (626) 798-6335 altadenarotary.com The summer series closes with The Who Experience Who tribute band at 7 p.m. Free. Visual Artists Guild The work of Pasadena photographer and videographer Catherine Bauknight will be featured in the art exhibition “Art & Democracy VI” by the Visual Artists Guild at Long Hall in Plummer Park, 1200 N. Vista St., West Hollywood. A reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit visualartistsguild.info or contact cbauknight@othilamedia.com. Vroman’s Bookstore Book Event All Saints Church

132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena (626) 449-5320 vromansbookstore.com “An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean” features the Catholic nun and anti-death penalty advocate in conversation with the Rev. Michael Kinman, discussing and signing her book, “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey” at 5 p.m. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $32 and include a copy of the book.

SUNDAY Cellar Sessions Old Oak Winery 2620 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena https://cellarsessions.thundertix.com Severin Browne and David Starr perform. A wine tasting starts at 3 p.m., followed by music at 3:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Five dollars from the sale of each bottle of wine goes to the charity Music Cares, benefiting musicians in need. Green Brooms South Pasadena $10 Music Lesson Day 803 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena (626) 808-4031 greenbrooms.com Green Brooms South Pasadena holds its biannual $10 Music Lesson Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thirty-minute private music lessons are $10 for all ages and experience levels in piano, drums, voice, guitar, bass, ukulele, violin, viola, songwriting and music theory. Call for reservations. Proceeds benefit the South Pasadena Educational Foundation. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia (626) 821-3222 arboretum.org The Arboretum presents “Treasures of the Gardens” in a fundraising event honoring Jane Hermann, Arnie Mulder and Betsey Tyler for their leadership, support and service to the Arboretum, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $275 per person. Anti-Gang Violence Film and Forum Pasadena Foursquare Church 174 Harkness Ave., Pasadena sclaz.com/film S Claz Productions presents the film “Pasadena: Exploring Solutions to Reduce Gang Violence,” produced and directed by Steven Sneed, screens at 3 p.m. A forum aimed at creating a dialogue of the situation follows the film. Soulful Sunday Brunch The Rose 245 E. Green St., Pasadena (888) 645-5006 wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com Enjoy a live Motown-style band, gospel choir and mouthwatering brunch from $29 to $58. The $18.50 general admission does not include brunch. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. and music starts at 11 a.m. Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-5320 vromansbookstore.com Rachel Monroe discusses and signs “Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession” at 3 p.m.

MONDAY Colombo’s Restaurant 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock (323) 254-9138 colombosrestaurant.com The Eric Ekstrand Trio plays jazz at 7 p.m. No cover.

TUESDAY Camerata Pacifica

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino (805) 884-8410 cameratapacifica.org The chamber ensemble performs a concert, “Auerbach & Beethoven,” featuring works by both composers, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $58. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818) 790-0717 flintridgebooks.com Fantasy authors D.J. Butler, author of “Witchy Kingdom,” Christopher Husberg, author of “Fear the Stars,” Christopher Ruocchio, author of “Howling Dark” and Lue Tarzian, author of “Vultures,” discuss and sign their books at 5:30 p.m. Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-5320 vromansbookstore.com Liz Palmer discusses and signs “The Nobodies” at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Book Club of California Book Signing Women’s City Club of Pasadena 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena (415) 781-7532 bccbooks.org Historians Darryl Holter and William Deverell discuss and sign “Woody Guthrie LA 1937 to 1941” at 5:30 p.m. Pasadena Job Fair Hilton Pasadena 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena hirelive.com A job fair features numerous positions in sales and management from 9:30 a.m. to noon, free to job-seekers. Applicants should bring 15 to 20 resumés and dress business professional. Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena (626) 744-4066 pasadenapubliclibrary.net Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “White Oleander” (2002). Pasadena Public Library, Hill Avenue Branch 55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena (626) 744-7264 pasadenapubliclibrary.net In a family program, guests are invited to make pinwheels, with all materials provided, at 3:30 p.m. Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena (626) 744-7268 pasadenapubliclibrary.net In a non-profit management workshop, attendees learn ways to diversify their boards and major donor bases, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Rose 245 E. Green St., Pasadena (888) 645-5006 wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com Make your own music with karaoke in the Lobby Lounge at The Rose Wednesday through Saturday night. Wine & Song Americana Singer/Songwriter Music Series Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena blueguitar.club Brad Colerick’s weekly music series features Sweet Talk Radio and Ariana Gillis at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table seating. n


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BY CARL KOZLOWSKI Chris Galust and Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in Give Me Liberty.

Comic Roller Coaster SUNDANCE SENSATION ‘GIVE ME LIBERTY’ IS THE FUNNIEST AND MOST UNPREDICTABLE MOVIE OF THE YEAR

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here are some jobs that most people take for granted. Being a dial-a-ride driver— the men and women who operate specialized vans carrying disabled, elderly or impoverished people — is one of them. The new movie “Give Me Liberty” helps change that perception by focusing on a young Russian immigrant named Vic, who frantically hurtles through Milwaukee on a day that’s both harrowing for his passengers and for viewers, and  all too much of a dangerous routine for him. Paced at breakneck speed, with richly drawn characters and utterly unpredictable situations, it plays like a darkly comic version of the vastly underseen 1999 Nicolas Cage-Martin Scorsese film “Bringing Out the Dead.”  It also feels as if Quentin Tarantino opted to return to his low-budget roots and make a gritty cinema verité style film on the topic. What makes this movie, now playing at Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, utterly amazing is that its entire cast is comprised of actors in their debut roles and was made by a writer-director team that’s also making its debut narrative film after a career in documentaries. The movie follows a day in the life of Vic (Chris Galust), a twentysomething man who’s the son of an immigrant single mother who’s always expressing her concern about him. She wants him to attend music school and be a professional cello player, but he doesn’t have the desire to do so.  Instead, Vic finds purpose in helping numerous disadvantaged people get around Milwaukee using his transport van. It’s only supposed to be used for disabled people, but Vic’s a softie, and on the day the film is set he quickly gets overwhelmed by agreeing to take a group of several elderly Russians to a burial site so they can stage an impromptu funeral for a woman who spent her life without any family.  At the same time, Vic also has the clients he’s supposed to be helping aboard. That includes Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in an Oscar-worthy performance of 20 PASADENA WEEKLY | 09.05.19

vast yet subtle emotional range), an African-American woman with ALS and a motorized wheelchair who has to get to her job as a social worker for disabled people. Then there’s a mentally challenged woman who keeps practicing her off-key rendition of “Rock Around the Clock” while frantically begging Vic to make sure he attends her daycare center’s talent show. Add in  a client of Tracy’s who can barely speak but keeps complaining about being late for a job interview, and a jovial Russian hustler named Dima (Maksim Stoyanov) who keeps adding to the chaos, and you’ve got a non-stop comic rollercoaster that’s the wildest movie I’ve seen in years.  The Sunday night audience I saw “Liberty” with at Laemmle’s Santa Monica theater was packed with a wide range of men and women of multiple races and different ages, all exploding with laughter or gasping with surprise throughout. The magic of casting unknowns in a movie like this, then setting it in a city that’s rarely portrayed in films, makes this feel bracingly real and raises the stakes to an infinite level.  The best part of it all is that American writer Alice Austen teamed with the film’s Russian director, the one-named Mikhanovsky, to provide an outsider’s view of American society that feels completely relatable and even transformative. Throughout the film, different cultures clash, as the African-American Tracy resents all the Russians who are illicitly aboard the van, while the Russians initially recoil in fear at having to drive through her neighborhood.  But as this improbable mix of humanity shares in one hilarious, dangerous misadventure after another, they are forced to drop their personal walls and appreciate each other. In a time in which a highly divisive president seeks to keep people apart with imposing barriers, a movie like this Sundance Film Fest sensation can bring people together.  “Give Me Liberty” is a must-see. Take some friends. Spread the word. n

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KEITH KNOX ACTING TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES STATE OF CALIFORNIA Assessees/taxpayers, who have disposed of real property after January 1, 2016, may find their names listed because the Office of the Assessor has not yet updated the assessment roll to refl ect the change in ownership. ASSESSOR’S IDENTIFICATION NUMBERING SYSTEM EXPLANATION The Assessor’s Identification Number, when used to describe property in this list, refers to the Assessor’s map book, the map page, the block on the map (if applicable), and the individual parcel on the map page or in the block. The Assessor’s maps and further explanation of the parcel numbering system are available at the Office of the Assessor. The following property tax defaulted on July 1, 2017, for the taxes, assessments, and other charges for the Tax Year 2016-17: LISTED BELOW ARE PROPERTIES THAT DEFAULTED IN 2016 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENTS AND 0THER CHARGES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2015-1016. AMOUNT OF DELINQUENCY AS OF THIS PUBLICATION IS LISTED BELOW. AGUIRRE, M MAGDALENA DECD EST OF SITUS 3779 LAURITA AVE

PASADENA CA 91107-4946 5378017-005 $2,981.52 ANDERSON, DIANE H AND ANDERSON, BRADFORD SITUS 374 DOUGLAS ST PASADENA CA 91104-3526 5729-030-016/ S2014-010/S2015-010 $7,427.38 ANGELUS HOMES LLC SITUS 5639 ANGELUS AVE SAN GABRIEL CA 91776-1603 5374-029-008 $19,109.50 BARNETT, PAULA J TR BARNETT TRUST SITUS 1644 N HILL AVE PASADENA CA 91104-2627 5850011-009 $28.23 BARRINGTON PROPERTY INVESTMENT GROUP SITUS 1950 LAS LUNAS ST PASADENA CA 911072307 5745-020-026/S2014-010 $70,170.87 BIRD, JESSICA J TR BIRD FAMILY TRUST SITUS 3854 MAYFAIR DR PASADENA CA 91107-2216 5757024-006/S2014-010 $48.96 BLAKE, SYDNEY B TR SYDNEY B BLAKE TRUST SITUS 1820 HARDISON PL APT A SOUTH PASADENA CA 91030-2200 5324-019-091 $7,433.43 BLASKOVA, MIRIANA TR STOYANOVA TRUST SITUS 1000 CORDOVA ST UNIT 104 PASADENA CA 91106-2917 5735-028-109 $4,186.17 BOATWRIGHT, LUSTER TR LUSTER BOATWRIGHT TRUST SITUS 688 CYPRESS AVE PASADENA CA 91103-2931 5726-005-032 $7,611.19 BOHANNON, JOHN W AND AUGUSTA SITUS 2841 EL NIDO DR ALTADENA CA 91001-4917 5823018-011 $8,769.57 BRECKENRIDGE PROPERTY FUND 2016 LLC SITUS 1744 NEWPORT AVE PASADENA CA 91103-1441 5825-016-011/S2014-020 $120.63 BRKIC, SLAVKO S AND DANICA SITUS 105 SEQUOIA DR PASADENA CA 91105-1346 5709-018-025 $5,424.79 BROWN, RONALD L AND BARBARA L SITUS 2584 CATHERINE RD ALTADENA CA 91001-2343 5840002-008 $18,779.05 BROWN, TAMBRA L 5857-005-009 $356.16 BRUNO, JONELLE J TR AND JONELLE J BRUNO TRUST AND TAIX, RAYMOND M AND TONIR SITUS 6741 ROCKHOLD AVE SAN GABRIEL CA 91775-1031 5376033-013 $16,820.12 BURCH, DAVID P SITUS 3091 RAYMOND AVE ALTADENA CA 910014843 5833-019-028 $19,034.47 CALDWELL DANIELS, BESSIE M SITUS 1127 E DEL MAR BLVD UNIT 332 PASADENA CA 91106-3439 5735-017-097 $1,037.57 CARR, MURIEL A SITUS 1610 NAVARRO AVE PASADENA CA 911031542 5836-009-017 $9,737.50 CASAS, EZEQUIEL AND MARIA M TRS E CASAS TRUST SITUS 49 MERLON AVE PASADENA CA 91107-3906 5755-029-006 $613.55 CEPHUS, DOROTHY M TR DOROTHY M CEPHUS TRUST SITUS 3474 GLENROSE AVE ALTADENA CA 91001-3968 5831-007-013 $813.35 CHAN, ELIZABETH W AND TUNG, ANTONY SITUS 257 S HUDSON AVE 105 PASADENA CA 911014325 5734-026-026 $8,263.41 CHANDRAMOHAN, SHANMUGANATHAN AND GANGADARSHNI AND SELVA, SANGAR CO TR SELVA TRUST SITUS 46 N LOTUS AVE PASADENA CA 91107-3811 5755001-007 $18,637.70 CHIANG, YU CHU ET AL LEE, HSIAO CHIN SITUS 1544 CASA GRANDE ST PASADENA CA 911043922 5741-008-007/S2015-010 $31,816.64 CHOO, LISA G SITUS 1700 MONTEREY RD SOUTH PASADENA CA 91030-3823 5318-013-025 $1,662.08 COLLENDER, VICTORIA A TR COLLENDER DECD TRUST SITUS 2835

MONTEREY RD SAN MARINO CA 91108-1733 5325-023-019/ S2014-010 $29,866.14 DANN, MYRNA J AND OCHIEANO, TERESA A SITUS 1649 NEW YORK DR ALTADENA CA 91001-3239 5847-028-023 $4,558.93 DAVIS, FAITH C SITUS 1616 MORADA PL ALTADENA CA 910013234 5847-028-007/S2014-010 $1,151.25 DE LA ROCHA, LILIA C SITUS 708 W WASHINGTON BLVD PASADENA CA 91103-2022 5702-015-017 $6,348.12 DELGAGO, REYNA G AND QUINTAL, RENATO A SITUS 431 W MENDOCINO ST ALTADENA CA 910014623 5829-034-002/S2013-020/ S2014-010 $421.80 DICKSON, LEANNE G SITUS 9 W PINE ST ALHAMBRA CA 918011085 5321-020-004 $6,806.40 DOAN, LISA K SITUS 325 S OAK AVE PASADENA CA 91107-5022 5330-015-019 $105.89 EDGLEY, DARLENE D TR DARLENE D EDGLEY TRUST SITUS 737 FIGUEROA DR ALTADENA CA 91001-5249 5823-026-009 $2,739.05 ERDMAN, ELENA M TR ELENA M ERDMAN TRUST SITUS 8877 EMPEROR AVE SAN GABRIEL CA 91775-1915 5381-026-022 $4,446.28 ERNEST, ROBERT DECD EST OF 5750-025-051 $1,363.77 EVERETT, ALEX S AND HILDA R SITUS 800 E LESLIE DR SAN GABRIEL CA 91775-2423 5374-018001 $399.21 FRANCO, GUADALUPE 5857-004011 $3,584.93 FRAZIER, LAWRENCE A AND FRAZIER, LAWRENCE D SITUS 295 W POPPYFIELDS DR ALTADENA CA 91001-4309 5832-004-011 $13,842.66 FREEBURG, STEVEN AND KAREN TRS FREEBURG FAMILY TRUST SITUS 2247 VILLA HEIGHTS RD REAR PASADENA CA 91107-1142 5760-003-011 $37.92 GARABEDIAN, RAFFI AND VARTOHI SITUS 500 N ALTADENA DR PASADENA CA 91107-2540 5750016-018 $16,220.57 GINDER, CHRISTINA M AND GINDER, HAROLD R SITUS 2360 MORSLAY RD ALTADENA CA 91001-2716 5846-018-040 $29,332.10 GORDON, ESTHER 5846-018-019 $474.28 GUY, CHRISTINE D SITUS 1027 N SUMMIT AVE PASADENA CA 91103-2626 5728-003-022 $2,481.64 HAMMAD, KALED TR F M HAMMAD TRUST SITUS 662 LINCOLN AVE PASADENA CA 91103-2954 5726-018-024 $8,422.52 5726-018-033 $4,163.60 HAMPTON, MARY SITUS 2548 CASITAS AVE ALTADENA CA 910015204 5828-026-014 $2,350.25 HILLEGER, MARGERY L TR MARGERY L HILLEGER TRUST SITUS 2360 MONTEREY RD SAN MARINO CA 91108-1640 5323-024-050 $18,930.86 HILLEGER, MARVIN L CO TR M L AND J V HILLEGER TRUST SITUS 1610 GARFIELD AVE SAN MARINO CA 91108-2325 5323-020-022 $5,698.11 HMC SERVICES INC SITUS 2189 LAKE AVE ALTADENA CA 910012412 5845-023-028 $8,888.99 HOUSTON, DOROTHY D AND SMITH, LINDA D SITUS 1907 PASADENA GLEN RD PASADENA CA 91107-1220 5760-016-005 $2,137.33 HUANG, YUN HUA LUISA SITUS 2740 MILLICENT WAY PASADENA CA 91107-4443 5748-028-016 $13,576.85 HUNANIAN, HOVSEPH SITUS 745 LINDA VISTA AVE PASADENA CA 91103-2770 5707-011-012/S2015010 $868.81 HUNTER, ELLEN G SITUS 552

W HAMMOND ST PASADENA CA 91103-2432 5727-003-022/ S2015-020 $7,288.19 HUNTER, JEROME AND HUNTER, MELISSA K SITUS 475 WYOMING ST PASADENA CA 91103-1342 5825-009-059 $2,456.13 ISHIZU, ROBERT K SITUS 8638 HUNTINGTON DR SAN GABRIEL CA 91775-1147 5376-002-005/ S2014-010 $42,829.17 JEREZ, RICHARD R SITUS 716 FIGUEROA DR ALTADENA CA 91001-5250 5827-005-043/ S2014-010 $24,061.52 JOHANNSEN, DAVID L CO TR JOHANNSEN TRUST SITUS 8870 CAMINO REAL SAN GABRIEL CA 91775-1912 5381-025-019 $11,046.87 JOINER, ABITHA A SITUS 3665 EL SERENO AVE ALTADENA CA 910013901 5831-009-015 $10,131.19 JOINER, TABITHA A 5831-009-016 $1,329.84 JONAS, EMIL JR SITUS 3561 E DEL MAR BLVD PASADENA CA 911074502 5754-023-025 $3,680.37 KRUEGER, LEONARD F JR AND ATTAWAY, CAROL L SITUS 6803 LOTUS AVE SAN GABRIEL CA 917751512 5381-002-016 $4,678.80 KRUGLOV, SUSAN B SITUS 677 DEL MONTE ST PASADENA CA 91103-2032 5702-012-034/ S2015-010 $2,803.25 KUZMA, KEVIN W AND HETHERMAN, DARIENNE SITUS 44 W PINE ST ALTADENA CA 91001-4726 5832-013-015/S2014-010/S2015010 $15,411.62 LACASSE, MARK M TR LACASSE TRUST SITUS 8346 DORIS AVE SAN GABRIEL CA 91775-1718 5375-022-001 $8,757.63 LAS TUNAS DCE LLC SITUS 1062 E LAS TUNAS DR SAN GABRIEL CA 91776-1633 5374-032-001 $38,380.54 MANCHEE, VINCENT AND DIANE TRS MANCHEE TRUST SITUS 928 E UNION ST PASADENA CA 911061717 5738-008-037 $37,901.68 MANNING, KELLY SITUS 2305 BRENTFORD RD SAN MARINO CA 91108-2804 5333-002-029 $8,296.27 MENDOZA, ROBERT M AND TRUDY L ET AL BAHLER, DEBBIE SITUS 3329 VILLA GROVE DR ALTADENA CA 91001-1447 5843-006-035 $8,026.93 MIXON, JACKY E CO TR MIXON FAMILY TRUST SITUS 1025 CHEVRON CT PASADENA CA 91103-1010 5823-008-015 $4,804.71 MOAMMAR, MASHAEL A ET AL MOAMMAR, AMAL SITUS 20 CAROL PINE LN ARCADIA CA 910076001 5755-027-029 $5,612.97 MORALES, JOSE J AND MATA, CARLA V SITUS 798 N WILSON AVE PASADENA CA 91104-4652 5732007-015/S2015-010 $1,954.57 MORLEY, JAMES AND NANCY SITUS 121 S WILSON AVE APT 0306 PASADENA CA 91106-3017 5735024-039/S2014-010/S2015-010 $21,979.11 MYERS, GIFFORD SITUS 868 E MARIPOSA ST ALTADENA CA 91001-2421 5845-018-009 $4,084.84 NICKELSON, HARRY SITUS 1033 HIGHLAND ST SOUTH PASADENA CA 91030-1733 5317-008-025 $4,583.72 OCHOA, RUBIELA AND ZULETA, VICTORIA E SITUS 449 N CATALINA AVE NO 105 PASADENA CA 911061032 5732-018-053/S2015-010 $1,131.91 OLIVER, JORDAN B SITUS 3490 LOMA VIEW DR ALTADENA CA 91001-3937 5831-020-020 $21,530.53 OROZCO, STEVE A AND OROZCO, FRANK A SITUS 920 N MENTOR AVE PASADENA CA 911043818 5740-017-018/S2015-010 $6,353.53 PITTIS, EMMA SITUS 531 CYPRESS AVE 4 PASADENA CA 91103-3313 5726-012-104

$19,382.12 POKORA, KRYSTYNA M AND POKORA, STANISLAW AND STANISLAWA SITUS 226 MONTEREY RD NO B SOUTH PASADENA CA 910303523 5311-004-037 $11,316.35 RAYGOZA, OTILIO AND CORDOVA, MARIA L SITUS 18420 E GAILLARD ST AZUSA CA 91702-4714 8623028-012/S2014-010/S2015-010 $18.46 RICEWASSER, HOPE SITUS 1549 POPPY PEAK DR PASADENA CA 91105-2707 5482-014-021 $3,748.08 RICHARDSON, MARCELLUS SITUS 340 E WASHINGTON BLVD APT 6 PASADENA CA 91104-2193 5729026-023/S2014-020/S2015-010 $2,542.61 RITTENHOUSE, RALPH G AND RUTH A 5760-023-010 $27,377.80 RODRIGUEZ, LAWRENCE A CO TR LAWRENCE AND SHIRLEY TRUST SITUS 204 S ROSEMEAD BLVD PASADENA CA 91107-4952 5755020-015 $33,222.44 RUVALCABA, SALVADOR JR AND MARIA A SITUS 5921 CEDARGLEN DR AZUSA CA 91702-4626 8623037-014/S2014-010 $1,349.72 SAHI, BALJEET S AND ADARSH K TRS SAHI TRUST SITUS 2055 LAKE AVE ALTADENA CA 91001-2444 5845-024-026 $7,395.94 SALAZAR, ASDGHIG D AND DERDERIAN, ZAROUHI S SITUS 1986 GARFIAS DR PASADENA CA 91104-1725 5852-007-017 $6,387.67 SCHULTZ, STEVEN C SITUS 2620 E WALNUT ST PASADENA CA 911076608 5748-004-030 $129,638.85 SIM, JAI SOO AND CAROLYN SITUS 1127 E DEL MAR BLVD NO 127 PASADENA CA 91106-3435 5735017-039/S2015-010 $351.51 SIMMONS, HERBERT H TR DEVONWOOD TRUST SITUS 478 DEVONWOOD RD ALTADENA CA 910014015 5843-002-003/S2014-020/ S2015-010 $366.00 SINGH DEREWA, CHRISHMA H SITUS 808 W ALTADENA DR ALTADENA CA 91001-4106 5829-026-031/ S2014-010/S2015-010 $3,112.49 SKILLEN, R GORDON AND SWIDA SKILLEN, ELIZABETH AND SKILLEN, RALPH G 5324-019-022 $1,734.87 SLATER, DAVID SITUS 1241 E MENDOCINO ST ALTADENA CA 910012526 5846-008-016 $4,451.06 SMITH, GREGORY H SITUS 525 S OAKLAND AVE NO 3-B PASADENA CA 91101-3360 5734-007-026 $11,565.32 SOLANO, JOSE G TR SOLANO TRUST SITUS 930 ATHENS ST ALTADENA CA 91001-1702 5842003-024/S2014-010/S2015-010 $7,985.77 SORIANO, MELVIN M SITUS 139 S HUDSON AVE NO 300 PASADENA CA 91101-4990 5734-025-073 $12,168.15 SUTCLIFFE, ROBERT J AND NINO N SITUS 1095 S ORANGE GROVE BLVD PASADENA CA 91105-3520 5718-015-057 $5,797.96 THONGTHIRAJ, MALEENEE TR THONGHIRAJ FAMILY TRUST SITUS 216 S ROSEMEAD BLVD PASADENA CA 91107-4952 5755020-016 $7,652.19 TORRES, JOSE C AND SILVIA 5365-004-021 $353.62 TRUITT, MARTIN SITUS 80 N EUCLID AVE NO 503 PASADENA CA 91101-1702 5723-017-032 $4,387.09 TUNG, HENRY L AND TUNG, NORA Y AND TUNG, ANTONY K SITUS 257 S HUDSON AVE 102 PASADENA CA 91101-4326 5734-026-023/ S2015-010 $22,441.22 VALDEZ, FRANK AND VALDEZ, MICHIEL SITUS 3145 ALAMEDA ST PASADENA CA 91107-2945 5752014-017 $4,727.23 WANG, LIYUAN SITUS 773 S MARENGO AVE UNIT 9 PASADENA CA 91106-4703 5720-016-045/ S2015-010 $2,137.34

WATKINS, MYATT SITUS 3330 LA CORONA AVE ALTADENA CA 91001-4320 5832-020-009 $6,574.90 WILLIAMS, MERLENE C SITUS 896 MANZANITA AVE PASADENA CA 91103-2949 5726-013-032 $1,908.30 YAZIJIAN, BEDROS SITUS 1774 LOCUST ST PASADENA CA 911061610 5737-016-035 $18,774.90 SITUS 241 N ALLEN AVE PASADENA CA 91106-1601 5737-016-037 $25,002.31 YU, JIAXIN SITUS 1484 RUTHERFORD DR PASADENA CA 911032774 5705-026-011 $80,356.78 CN963382 503 Aug 29, Sep 5,12, 2019

NOTICE

Notice of Public Sale of Personal Property. To satisfy the owner’s lien pursuant to California Self-Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET SEQ), the Undersigned will sell personal property stored by the persons or businesses listed below including, but not limited to, items described below stored at SoCal Self Storage- Colorado Boulevard 2581 East Colorado Boulevard; Pasadena, CA. 91107 (626) 2299999. The sale will be held by public auction (online) at www.storagetreasures.com on September 12th, 2019. Auction Ending Time is 11:30 AM PST. Bids submitted within the last 5 minutes of the Auction Ending Time may extend the bidding process in 5-minute increments. THE FOLLOWING IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: Storage Unit #/Name: Daryell Camacho- plastic containers, bags, metal rack, boxes, luggage; Michael Hand- plastic containers, clothes, dolly, luggage, bags, jewelry box; Charles Robinson- industrial trash cans, marble tables, crates CN963322 09-12-19 Aug 29, Sep 5, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No.19BBCP00306

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of ANTHONY ALDICK AND ANI GEVORGIAN, a minor by and through her parents ANTHONY ALDICK AND ANI GEVORGIAN, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: ANTHONY ALDICK AND ANI GEVORGIAN, a minor by and through her parents ANTHONY ALDICK AND ANI GEVORGIAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Anthony Aldick to Anthony Aubel b.) Audrey Michelle Aldick to Audrey Aubel 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 10/11/19. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: B. The address of the court is 300 East Olive Avenue Burbank, CA 91502. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena Weekly. Original filed: August 12, 2019. Darrell Mavis, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

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PUBLIC NOTICE BY CITY OF PASADENA OF A SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT OF THE 2015-2019 FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19VECP00405

The City of Pasadena intends to modify its 2015-2019 5-Year Consolidated Plan through the following amendment actions: Strategic Plan Goal Summary Goal Name

Goal Outcome Indicator

Accomplishment Type

Action

Affordable Housing

Housing Constructed

Housing Units

Reduce from 24 to 16

Affordable Housing

Rental Units Rehabilitated and/ or Preserved Affordability

Housing Units

Reduce from 317 to 44

Increase Job to Low-Income Persons

Jobs Created/Retained

Jobs

Reduce from 10 to 0

Owner-Occupied Housing

Housing Rehabilitation

Housing Units

Reduce from 100 to 75

Public Facility Improvement

Public Facility Activities Other Than Low/ Moderate Income Housing Benefit

Building Improvements

Increase from 15 to 25

Public Services

Public Service Activities Other Than Low/ Moderate Income Housing Benefit

Persons Assisted

Reduce from 6,500 to 2,500

Interested citizens are invited to submit comments on the proposed amendment. Written comments may be mailed or submitted to: City of Pasadena Housing Department, 649 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite 202, Pasadena, CA 91103. All comments received by 4:00 p.m. on September 23, 2019 will be considered. Citizens may also make comments at the following scheduled public hearing: City Council - Public Hearing Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Pasadena City Hall – City Council Chambers 100 N. Garfield Avenue Pasadena, CA 91109 If you have any questions you may contact Randy Mabson, Program Coordinator for the City of Pasadena Housing Department, at (626) 744-8321. Steve Mermell, City Manager P.O. Box 7115 Pasadena, CA 91109

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19GDCP00351

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of AVA ANNETTE DE LA MORA, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Ava Annette De La Mora filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Ava Annette De La Mora to Ava Annette Blackmon 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 11/12/19. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: E. The address of the court is 600 East Broadway Glendale, CA 91206. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena Weekly. Original filed: August 27, 2019. Darrell Mavis, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

Please join the City of Pasadena for a PRESENTATION AND COMMUNITY INPUT on COLORADO STREET BRIDGE SUICIDE MITIGATION ENHANCEMENTS PROJECT

The purpose of the meeting is to present the project scope and schedule for the design of a vertical barrier on the Colorado Street

Bridge, and gather comments and ideas. Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. To be held at: Pasadena City Hall Council Chambers 100 North Garfi eld Avenue, RM S249 Pasadena, CA 91101 For further information please contact Public Works, Engineering Division (626) 744-6771 or e-mail: ColoradoStBridge@cityofpasadena.net Published on: 9/5/19 Pasadena Weekly

NOTICE INVITING BIDS SPECIFICATION WD-19-19 FURNISH LABOR AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE SAW CUTTING OF CONCRETE AND ASPHALT PAVEMENT

Three (3) copies of sealed bids will be received prior to 11:00 A.M., September 17, 2019 by the City Clerk, 100 North Garfi eld Avenue, Rm S228, Pasadena, CA 91109, and will be opened at that time and place. The bids shall be clearly titled: THE SAW CUTTING OF CONCRETE AND ASPHALT PAVEMENT Copies of the Specifications may be obtained by mail or in person from the Purchasing Division, 100 North Garfi eld Avenue, Rm 348, Pasadena, CA 91109, Telephone No. (626) 744-6755. Refer to the Specifications for complete details and bidding requirements. The Specification and this Notice shall be considered a part of any contract made pursuant thereunder. Bid security in the amount of fi ve percent (5%) of the total bid price in the form of cash, a certifi ed or

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general circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena Weekly. Original filed: August 16, 2019. Darrell Mavis, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of DAVID PATRICK TAYLOR, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: David Patrick Taylor filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) David Patrick Taylor to David Patrick Chalamet Taylor 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 10/16/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: A Room: 510. The address of the court is 6230 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena Weekly. Original filed: August 28, 2019. Huey P. Cotton, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

BULK SALES NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY

cashier’s check, money order, or surety bond must accompany the proposal. The Contractor must have a Class ìA license to bid on this Specification. Refer to the Specifications for complete details and bid requirements. The Specifications and this Notice shall be considered a part of any contract made pursuant thereto. STEVE MERMELL CITY MANGER DATED: September 5, 2019 PUBLISH: September 5, 2019 Pasadena Weekly

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19GDCP00328

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of HANNAH NGO, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Hannah Ngo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Hannah Ngo to Hanh My Ngo 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 10/23/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: E. The address of the court is 600 East Broadway Glendale, Ca 91206. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of

Section 2328 Of The UCC, Section 535 Of The Penal Code And Provisions Of The Civil Code, ALLEN AVENUE SELF STORAGE PASADENA, 234 N. ALLEN AVE PASADENA CA 91106, County Of Los Angeles, State Of California, Above Address Will Sell, To Satisfy Lien Of The Owner, At Public Sale. Auction To Be Conducted Through Online Auction Services of WWW.LOCKERFOX. COM, with bids opening on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 and closing on Friday, September 13th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm The Personal Goods Stored Therein by the Following May Include, but are not limited to: MISC. HOUSEHOLD GOODS, PERSONAL ITEMS, FURNITURE, CLOTHING AND/OR BUSINESS ITEMS ETCÖ Ron Lee Charles Towns Marilyn A Wiyda Vicky Green Purchases Must Be Made in Cash and Paid at the time of Sale. All Goods are Sold as is and must be Removed within 72 Hours of the time of Purchase. Allen Ave Self Storage-Pasadena Reserves the Right to Retract Bids. Sale is Subject to Adjournment. Pasadena Weekly 9/5/19, 9/12/19

NOTICE OF SALE ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to the California Self Storage Act. Items will be sold at www.storagetreasures.com by competitive bidding ending on September 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Property has been stored and is located at A-1 Self Storage, 2300 Poplar Blvd., Alhambra, CA 91801 Sale subject to cancellation up to the time of sale, company reserves the right to refuse any online bids.

Notice Is Hereby Given That Pursuant To Sections 21700-21716 Of The Business And Professions Code, Section 2328 Of The UCC, Section 535 Of The Penal Code And Provisions Of The Civil Code, PSA SELF STORAGE 8000 ARTSON ST. ROSEMEAD 91770 & PSA SELF STORAGE 600 SOUTH GARFIELD AVE, ALHAMBRA CA 91801, County Of Los Angeles, State Of California Will Sell By Competitive Bidding The Following Units. Auction to Be Conducted through Online Auction Services of WWW.LOCKERFOX. COM, with bids opening on or after 12:00pm, September 10TH 2019 and closing on or after 12:00pm, September 17th 2019.

Property to be sold as follows: misc. household goods, computers, electronics, tools, personal items, furniture, clothing, office furniture & equipment, sporting goods, etc.; belonging to the following:

The Personal Goods Stored Therein by the Following May Include, but are not limited to: MISC. HOUSEHOLD GOODS, PERSONAL ITEMS, FURNITURE, CLOTHING AND/OR BUSINESS ITEMS/FIXTURES.

PROBATE NOTICES

PSA ROSEMEAD, 8000 ARTSON ST. ROSEMEAD, CA 91770

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of THELMA VAUGHAN MUELLER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Bobby G. Shaw in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Bobby G. Shaw be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted

SALAS, ERNIE RENTENA, RICHARD SCOTT, JOE CARRASCO, MARY FRANCES LOPEZ, OCTAVIO PSA ALHAMBRA, 600 SOUTH GARFIELD AVE. ALHAMBRA, CA 91801 RITA REVELEZ ROBERT JACKSON PATRICK TWEDDLE Purchases Must Be Made in Cash and Paid at the time of Sale. All Goods are Sold as is and must be Removed within 24 Hours of the time of Purchase. PSA Self StorageRosemead Reserves the Right to Retract Bids. Sale is Subject to Adjournment. Pasadena Weekly 9/5/19, 9/12/19

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY

Notice Is Hereby Given That Pursuant To Sections 21700-21716 Of The Business And Professions Code,

Eben Sherburne Alejandra Marquez Kris Suthayabhorn Sandra M Olsen German Chavez Auction by StorageTreasures.com 800-213-4183 Pasadena Weekly 9/5/19, 9/12/19

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THELMA VAUGHAN MUELLER Case No. 19STPB07510

unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Sept. 11, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 67 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: TERRENCE M FRANKLIN ESQ SBN 143273 SACKS GLAZIER FRANKLIN & LODISE LLP 350 S GRAND AVE STE 3500 LOS ANGELES CA 90071-3475 CN963212 MUELLER Aug 22,29, Sep 5, 2019

TRUSTEE SALES Title Order No. 05934741 Trustee Sale No. 82569 Loan No. 399138222

APN: 5832-019-020 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/24/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 9/11/2019 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/29/2016 as Instrument No. 20160896308 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: MOTIV8 INVESTMENTS LLC , as Trustor CRESCENT CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC , as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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 specifi ed in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE continued all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described the land therein: Lot 24 and the East half of Lot 23 of Tract No. 5457, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per map recorded in Book 101, Page(s) 16 and 17 of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. The property heretofore described is being sold ìas is. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 101 WEST LAS FLORES DRIVE ALTADENA, CA 91001. 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 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit $939,190.18 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 of Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 8/15/2019 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-283-2180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www.stoxposting.com CALL: 844-477-7869 PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ìNOTICE 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 or 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 844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www.stoxposting. com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 82569. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be refl ected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Stox Posting 920846, Pasadena Weekly 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-17-765816-JP Order No.: 170102621-CA-VOI

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 specifi ed 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): ASHOUT G MARKARIAN, AND ANI MARKARIAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND MARINE MARGARIAN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPERATE PROPERTY, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/8/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3008794 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 9/26/2019 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $133,985.14 The purported property address is: 1098 NORTH HILL AVENUE, PASADENA, CA 91109 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 5741-004-019 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 916-939-0772 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-17-765816-JP. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be refl ected 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 sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the

monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. 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. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-765816JP IDSPub #0156288 9/5/2019 9/12/2019 9/19/2019

FICT. BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019214545

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PORT AU KING WEAR, PORT AU KING CLOTHING CO. 530 South Lake Ave., Suite #560 Pasadena, CA 91101. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Green Roses LLC, 530 South Lake Ave., Suite #560 Pasadena, CA 911011. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Frantz Gabriel Saint Louis Jr. TITLE: CEO, Corp or LLC Name: Green Roses LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 6, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019216573

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GROSS ENTERPRISES. 1020 East 59th Street Los Angeles, CA 90001. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: 6082149. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Los Angeles Apparel, Inc., 1020 East 59th Street Los Angeles, CA 90001. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Dov Charney. TITLE: CEO, Corp or LLC Name: Los Angeles Apparel, Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 8, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-

tious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019211905

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ST. JULIAN SERVICES, LLC. 784 Coniston Road Pasadena, CA 91103, PO Box 98 Bellflower, CA 90706. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) St. Julian Services, LLC, 784 Coniston Road Pasadena, CA 91103. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 07/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Kameelah Williams. TITLE: Manager, Corp or LLC Name: St. Julian Services, LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 2, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019212511

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PRECISE PEST CONTROL; 15029 Los Lotes Ave. Whittier, CA 90605. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Joseph Carbajal, 15029 Los Lotes Ave. Whittier, CA 90605. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 03/2002. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Joseph Carabjal. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 5, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019212241

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ARTNTEC; 312 Ω South Almansor St. Alhambra, CA 91801, PO Box 94140 Pasadena, CA 91109. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Silbina Ayala Lepe, 312 Ω South Almansor St. Alhambra, CA 91801. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed

above on: 01/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Silbina Ayala Lepe. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 2, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019210704

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: INTERNAL HEAVEN; 1308 E. Colorado Blvd., 382 Pasadena, CA 91106. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Devon Jones, 1308 E. Colorado Blvd., 382 Pasadena, CA 91106. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Devon Jones. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 2, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019218623

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DRONES OVER LA; 902 Wapello St. Altadena, CA 91001. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Hans Van Riet, 902 Wapello St. Altadena, CA 910011. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Hans Van Riet. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 12, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019219104

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: R&B NOTARY CO.; 204 Princeton Ave. Claremont, CA 91711. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Jamila A. Turner, 204 Princeton Ave. Claremont, CA 91711. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Jamila A. Turner. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 12, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019213466

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SKAYNEDESIGNS; 1613 Fairmount Ave. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sharlene Kayne, 1613 Fairmount Ave. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 07/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Sharlene Kayne. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 6, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019219049

Type of Filing: Amended. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FINALEE FLORAL CAKES; 732 W. Lemon Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Dorcas Tanwongprasert, 732 W. Lemon Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Dorcas Tanwongprasert. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 12, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/15/19, 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No.19STCP03141

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of GABRIELLA CORNEA CORONEL/KENRICK SEDACY JR., for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Gabriella Cornea Cornel/Kenrick Sedacy Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Jaiden Enzo Sedacy to Jaiden Enzo Coronel 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 09/24/2019. Time: 10:30 AM. Dept.: 44 Room: 418. The address of the court is 111 North Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena Weekly. Original filed: July 25, 2019. Edward B. Moreton, Jr, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019204616

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH; 150 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024, 556 S. Fair Oaks Ave., #101-407 Pasadena, CA 91105. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sidre Lea Gifford, 360 S. Eucild Ave., #215 Pasadena, CA 91101. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 07/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Sidra Lea Gifford TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: July 26, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019219154

Type of Filing: Original The follow-

ing person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE HONEY COMB HAIR STUDIO; 16 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sandra Suzana Galarza, 16 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106 THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Sandra Suzana Galarza TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 12, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019221150

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 5150 HOLD, 5150 ON HOLD; 2966 James M Wood Blvd., Apt. 8 Los Angeles, CA 90006. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Vivian Shrager, Robert C Johnson, 2966 James M Wood Blvd., Apt. 8 Los Angeles, CA 90006. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Oliver Vivian Shrager. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 14, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019211842

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MAKABENTA CARE SERVICES; 5501 E. Las Lomas St. Long Beach, CA 90815. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Oliver Paquillo Makabenta, 5501 E. Las Lomas St. Long Beach, CA 90815. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 07/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Oliver Paquillo Makabenta. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 2, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set

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thorize 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019205223

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forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019209992

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RNDM BRAND; 524 E. Lemon Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Michael Randy Perez, 524 E. Lemon Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Michael Randy Perez. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 1, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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 pro-

fessions code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019214486

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RICHIES’S POOL SERVICE; 120 Violet Ave., Apt. D Monrovia, CA 91016. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Richard Bedolla, 120 Violet Ave., Apt. D Monrovia, CA 91016. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Richard Bedolla. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 6, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019217687

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CAF… TATIANA; 2656 Van Buren Place Los Angeles, CA 90007, PO Box 7748 Los Angeles,

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CA 90007. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Paul C. Bukowski, 2656 Van Buren Place Los Angeles, CA 90007. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Paul C. Bukowski. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 9, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019217689

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LATVIAN CREPE HOUSE; 2656 Van Buren Place Los Angeles, CA 90007, PO Box 7748 Los Angeles, CA 90007. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Paul C. Bukowski, 2656 Van Buren Place Los Angeles, CA 90007. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/:

Paul C. Bukowski. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 9, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019222156

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: REVIVAL BOUTIQUE AND THRIFT, REVIVAL BOUTIQUE & THRIFT. 1774 N. Sierra Bonita Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Ekballo Pasadena, 1774 N. Sierra Bonita Ave. Pasadena, CA 911041. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Douglas Matthews. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name: Ekballo Pasadena. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 15, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from

the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019214819

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JAM&C; 974 East Mount Curve Avenue Altadena, CA 91001. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) William L. Biersach, 974 East Mount Curve Avenue Altadena, CA 91001. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 01/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: William L. Biersach. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 7, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself au-

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: COIN LAUNDRY; 1425 N. Citrus Ave. Covina, CA 91722. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Mark Kyungchun Kim, 1037 Syracuse Drive Claremont, CA 91711. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Mark Kyungchun Kim. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: July 26, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019206038

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RITA TRAVEL; 1447 E. Colorado St., Suite B Glendale, CA 91205, 1813 Verdugo Loma Dr. Glendale, CA 91208. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Rita Rostami Dadaian, 1813 Verdugo Loma Dr. Glendale, CA 91208. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 01/2000. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Rita Rostami Dadaian. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: July 29, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/22/19, 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019231514

Type of Filing: Amended. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GEORGE GOMEZ STUDIOS, WAKEFUL HEART CREATIVE. 5848 Colfax Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Wakeful Heart, Inc., 5848 Colfax Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Jorge Gomez. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name: Wakeful Heart, Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 27, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019223319

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: L.A. ACUPUNCTURE GROUP; 117 West Bellevue Dr., Suite 1 Pasadena, CA 91105. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Jacy Davis, 4312 Gateway Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029, Chasity Chan, 4200 Latona Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90031. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Jacy Davis. TITLE: General Partner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 16, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019228287

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing


business as: L FLORA; 852 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Lorraine Riewe Cooper, 852 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Lorraine Riewe Cooper. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 22, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019225687

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BRAID BESTIE; 629 Shrode Ave. Duarte, CA 91010. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Jazmine Mae Keesha Harris, 629 Shrode Ave. Duarte, CA 91010. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Jazmine Mae Keesha Harris. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 20, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019219755

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: REICO TECHNOLOGY; 274 W. Fairview Ave. San Gabriel, CA 91776-2943. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) William Reijin Fujita, Ayako Fujita, 926 Manley Dr San Gabriel, CA 91776. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 01/1979. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Ayako Fujita. TITLE: Wife. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 13, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursu-

ant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019216471

Type of Filing: Amended. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HOLLYWOOD SPECTACLES OPTICAL; 454 W. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91204. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sean Villacrucis, 454 W. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91204. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Sean Villacrucis. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 8, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019229242

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE UPS STORE 7221. 15766 Laforge Street Suite #222 Whittier, CA 90603, 2121 W. Imperial Highway Suite #E La Habra, CA 90631. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) 808 Logistics LLC, 2121 W. Imperial Highway Suite #E La Habra, CA 90631. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Rico Banzuela. TITLE: CFO, Corp or LLC Name: 808 Logistics LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 23, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019225491

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CINDY OLNICK COMMUNICA-

TIONS; 1048 Olancha Drive Los Angeles, CA 90065. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Cynthia Olnick, 1048 Olancha Drive Los Angeles, CA 90065. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 06/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Cynthia Olnick. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 20, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO:2019223663

FILE NO: 2016-192403 DATE FILED: 03/29/2016. Name of Business(es) CORTEZ BROTHER’S RESTAURANT, 16100 Old Valley Bl. La Puente, CA 91744. REGISTERED OWNER(S): Jose M Cortez, 16621 Rorimer St. La Puente, CA 91744. Business was conducted by an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) REGISTRANTS NAMES/ CORP/LLC (PRINT) Jose M Cortez TITLE: Owner. If corporation, also print corporate title of officer. If LLC, also print tile of officer or manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on the date indicated by the filed stamp in the upper right corner: August 16, 2019. I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THIS COPY IS A CORRECT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT ON FILE IN MY OFFICE. DEAN C. LOGAN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY CLERK by: Demetria Atkins, Deputy Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 8/29/19, 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019228975

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TIKI PLACE; 1919 N. Orange Grove Ave., #4 West Hollywood, CA 90046. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Corey Taylor, 1919 N. Orange Grove Ave., #4 West Hollywood, CA 90046. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Corey Taylor. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 23, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019229464

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SHANNON TIMMS ART ADVISORY. 2160 Kenilworth Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90039. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Welcome, Morning, Inc., 2160 Kenilworth Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90039. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 07/2009. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Margaret Shannon Timms. TITLE: Vice President, Corp or LLC Name: Welcome, Morning, Inc.. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 26, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019233649

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SEARCH TONER, TONER OUTPOST. 20555 Devonshire Street #314 Chatsworth, CA 91311. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: 3446603. REGISTERED OWNER(S) JB Holdings Corp., 20555 Devonshire Street #314 Chatsworth, CA 91311. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Julian De Salay. TITLE: CEO, Corp or LLC Name: JB Holdings Corp. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 29, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019234454

Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE AIR CONDITIONING GUY. 11034 Dicky St. Whittier, CA 90606. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: 3699956. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Juan Valdovinos Inc., 11034 Dicky St. Whittier, CA 90606. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious busi-

ness name or names listed above on: 08/2008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Juan M. Valdovinos. TITLE: CEO, Corp or LLC Name: Juan Valdovinos Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 29, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019233896

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GIBSON & FLANAGAN PARTNERS; 613 Micheltorena St. Los Angeles, Ca 90026-3622. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Melissa Gibson, Michael Flanagan, 613 Micheltorena St. Los Angeles, Ca 90026-36225. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 11/2008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Michael Flanagan. TITLE: General Partner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 29, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019229529

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BELL FOR CITY COUNCIL; 623 S. Pasadena Ave., Unit 2 Pasadena, CA 91105. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Ryan Bell, 623 S. Pasadena Ave., Apt. 2 Pasadena, CA 91105. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Ryan Bell. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 26, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019232837

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HOPEFULL BAR, VICTORY HOCKEY; 2301 Bellevue Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90026, 1613 Chelsea Road San Marino, CA 91108. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Marco Fabbrini, 2301 Bellevue Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90026. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Marco Fabbrini. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 28, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of fi ve years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019235081

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE OLDE SCONE BAKING CO.; 14953 Daffodil Avenue Canyon Country, CA 91351. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Elizabeth Roxine Morton, 14953 Daffodil Avenue Canyon Country, CA 91351. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Elizabeth Roxine Morton. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 30, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019231555

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: UPSTAGE CATERING, UPSTAGE CAF‌ CATERING; 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91436. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Prodromos Mike Begakis, 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 914363. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Prodromos Begakis.

TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 27, 2018. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019235212

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: IHELP YOU; 9371 Lower Azusa Rd Temple City, CA 91780, 5940 North Oak Ave., P.O. Box 2008 Temple City, CA 91780. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Julian E. Juarez, 9371 Lower Azusa Rd Temple City, CA 91780. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Julian E. Juarez. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 30, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO.2019231696

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EA AUTO TRANSPORTATION; 722 E. Harvard St. Glendale, CA 91205. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Emin Amirjanian, 722 E. Harvard St. Glendale, CA 91205. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Emin Amirjanian. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 27, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this 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). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 9/5/19, 9/12/19, 9/19/19, 9/26/19

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THURSDAY 09.05.19 Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, presents “Voices Making Waves,” featuring East Coast Native American activists and musicians, including Layla Locklear, Charly Lowry and Bear Fox performing at 8 p.m. Free, but visit grandperformances.org or call (213) 687-2190 for tickets. For information about the center, call (323) 561-3044 or visit cfaer.org.

FRIDAY 09.06.19 Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, presents “Geisha in the Garden,” featuring three actual geisha visiting from Kyoto, from 6 to 9 p.m. The highly trained artists, dressed in kimono costumes and oshiroi makeup, will deliver two performances of music and dance in the teahouse, and guests will have the opportunity to speak with them. Admission is $100, or $90 for members. Call (626) 399-1721 or visit japanesegardenpasadena.com.

SATURDAY 09.07.19 Jazz ‘n Paz Barbecue Fundraiser, Rhythm & Brews & BBQ, features music by the Nick Mancini B3 Organ Trio. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. at a private residence. Tickets are $75 per person, $150 for VIP tickets. Location is provided with ticket purchase. Call (626) 296-9843 or visit jazznpaz.com.

SUNDAY 09.08.19 A Cellar Sessions concert, at Old Oak Winery, 2620 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, presents Severin Browne and David Starr. A wine tasting starts at 3 p.m., followed by music at 3:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Five dollars from the sale of each bottle of wine goes to the charity Music Cares, benefiting musicians in need. Visit https://cellarsessions.thundertix.com.

MONDAY 09.09.19 The Eric Ekstrand Trio plays jazz at 7 p.m. at Colombo’s Restaurant, 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. No cover. Call (323) 254-9138 or visit colombosrestaurant.com.

TUESDAY 09.10.19 Chamber Ensemble Camerata Pacifica performs a concert, “Auerbach & Beethoven,” featuring works by both composers, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Tickets are $58. Call (805) 884-8410 or visit cameratapacifica.org.

WEDNESDAY 09.11.19 Book Club of California presents historians Darryl Holter and William Deverell discussing and signing “Woody Guthrie LA 1937 to 1941” at 5:30 p.m. at Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (415) 781-7532 or visit bccbooks.org.

THURSDAY 09.12.19 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes play their signature brand of East Coast rock at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the band plays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $28 to $58. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.

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