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					  June 21 - 27, 2007                                 LOS ANGELES COUNTY                                                                                                              S.G.V. EXAMINER                   B1


Two Certified to Train Others Assemblyman Visits Citrus College
in Character Development
Colaluca and Paras-Caracci Complete Josephson Institute Course
   MONROVIA — Santa Anita
Family YMCA Chief Executive
Officer Damon Colaluca and
Tzeitel Paras-Caracci, a senior
program coordinator for the
Pasadena YMCA and a Duarte
City Councilwoman, have re-
ceived certification from the
prestigious Josephson Institute




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Photos by Roy LaBomme
of Ethics to teach Character
Counts!, a character develop-
ment program, to organizations
in the community. The nation-
wide Character Counts! Youth
initiative teaches and encour-
ages people to make principled
decisions and carefully consider
the effects of their choices to
                                                                                                                 ELECTED OFFICIALS TOUR CITRUS COLLEGE-Assembly Member Anthony Portantino, chair of the
improve the ethical quality of                                                                                   Assembly Committee on Higher Education, and Duarte Mayor Lois Gaston spoke with Citrus College
society. It is the most widely                                                                                   faculty and students during a recent campus tour. The visit included an overview of academic and
implemented approach to char-                                                                                    vocational programs, student services, classrooms, labs and new facilities construction. Pictured
acter education - embraced by                                                                                    from left are faculty member Grace Lucido, Board President Joanne Montgomery; Superintendent/
thousands of schools, commu-                                                                                     President Michael J. Viera, Ph.D.; Director of Cosmetology Ervalyn Brooks; Assembly Member An-
nities, public agencies and                                                                                      thony Portantino; Board Clerk/Secretary Susan M. Keith; Duarte Mayor Lois Gaston; Board Member
nonprofits. Colaluca and Paras-                                                                                  Dr. Gary L. Woods and Board Vice President Dr. Edward C. Ortell.
Caracci are available to provide
training to local organizations to
incorporate the program's Six
Pillars of Character -Trustwor-
thiness, Respect, Responsibility,
Fairness, Caring, and Citizen-       Tzeitel Paras-Caracci, a senior program coordinator for the Pasa-
ship - into their organizations.     dena YMCA and Duarte City Councilwoman, and Damon Colaluca,
                                     chief executive officer of the Santa Anita Family YMCA in Monrovia,
   For more information, call
                                     have each received certification from the prestigious Josephson
Damon Colaluca at the Santa          Institute of Ethics to teach character development to organiza-
Anita Family YMCA, (626) 359-        tions who want to incorporate Trustworthiness, Respect, Respon-
9244.                                sibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship - into their organizations.



Independent Redistricting Reform
Passes Assembly Elections Committee
ACA 4 Will Empower Citizens' Commission, Not Politicians, to Draw District Lines

   SACRAMENTO — Impor-               nia, and I will continue to fight     fornia Common Cause and the
tant redistricting legislation       to restore the voice of the           League of Women Voters.
authored by Assemblyman An-          people to our redistricting pro-         "We applaud the Assembly for
thony Adams, R-Hesperia, and         cess."                                recognizing the need for genu-         ELECTED OFFICIALS VISIT CITRUS COLLEGE FOR FIRST HAND INFORMATION ON INSTRUCTIONAL
                                                                                                                 PROGRAMS-Assembly Member Anthony Portantino, chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher
Assembly Republican Leader              Assembly Constitutional            ine redistricting reform," said
                                                                                                                 Education, second from right, listens as Dr. David Ryba, dean of mathematics, right, explains how
Mike Villines passed the Assem-      Amendment 4 (Adams/Villines)          Dan Schnur, Voices of Reform          Citrus College students acquire the basic skills necessary to progress into higher level mathemat-
bly Elections and Redistricting      will create an independent citi-      Co-Chair. "While neither bill is      ics classes. The tour also included academic and vocational programs, student services, class-
Committee today with biparti-        zens' commission comprised of         perfect, both represent signifi-      rooms, labs, new facilities construction, and an opportunity to speak with students, faculty and
san support.                         randomly-selected voters to           cant progress in eliminating the      administrators. Top left are Superintendent/President Michael J. Viera, Ph.D.; Board President Joanne
   The measure would create a        draw the district lines for the       conflict of interest that currently   Montgomery; Board Vice President Dr. Edward C. Ortell. Bottom from the left are Duarte Mayor Lois
new independent citizens' com-       Legislature, Board of Equaliza-       allows legislators to create their    Gaston; Citrus College Government Relations Officer Marilyn Grinsdale and Portantino's Field Repre-
                                                                                                                 sentative Elizabeth Garcia.
mission to draw district lines.      tion and state congressional del-     own districts and will provide
   "Make no mistake, the only        egation, comprised of 4 Repub-        independence and accountabil-
way to truly reform our redis-       licans, 4 Democrats, and 3 un-        ity to the redistricting process."
tricting system is to remove any
connection at all to politicians
and partisan insiders and trust
                                     affiliated members. They
                                     would be required to draw com-
                                     pact, contiguous districts that
                                                                              "The most important next
                                                                           step is for all of the legislative
                                                                           proposals that have been intro-
                                                                                                                 Celebrating Our Military
the people to draw our district      keep communities of interest to-      duced so far to be considered         The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor celebrates Purple Heart recipients.
lines," said Assemblyman An-         gether and maximize competi-          on their merits and distilled into
                                                                                                                    Americans have a new way           Purple Heart are stored at the       education center for school
thony Adams, Vice Chair of the       tion, where possible.                 a viable measure for the Febru-
                                                                                                                 to salute the men and women           Hall of Honor. However, only         groups and a presentation
Assembly Elections and Redis-           The principles behind ACA 4        ary '08 ballot as soon as pos-
                                                                                                                 who have earned Purple Hearts         about 5,000 have been edited         room. Through historical pho-
tricting Committee.                  have been praised by nonparti-        sible," said Fred Keeley, Voices
                                                                                                                 defending the nation.                 and are currently available to be    tographs, documentary films
   "Today's bipartisan vote rep-     san, government reform                of Reform Co-Chair.
                                                                                                                    The National Purple Heart          viewed by the public.                and videotapes by veterans, the
resents an important step for-       groups, including Voices of Re-          ACA 4 will next be heard by
                                                                                                                 Hall of Honor was recently               "Please give us time to cata-     Hall will provide a multimedia
ward in our effort to restore a      form (co-chaired by Dan               the Assembly Appropriations
                                                                                                                 opened and now receives nearly        log and edit those thousands of      show, exploring the spirit of the
healthy democracy in Califor-        Schnur and Fred Keeley), Cali-        Committee.
                                                                                                                 100 visitors a day. The Hall is       stories," said Don Hughes, a re-     American fighting man and


Rabies Vaccination Clinic
                                                                                                                 the first of its kind in the nation   tired Air Force three-star gen-      woman in times of crisis.
                                                                                                                 to recognize the more than 1.7        eral and one of the persons re-         Families who would like to
                                                                                                                 million Americans wounded or          sponsible for creating the Hall      share their story or materials of
   GLENDORA — Animal Con-            bies has been brought under           p.m. weekdays.                        killed in action while serving in     of Honor. "We are working to         Purple Heart recipients to be
trol will be sponsoring a sec-       control through vaccination              The many pet owners in one         the United States military. It will   solve the problem."                  considered for exhibition,
ond low cost vaccination clinic      within the domestic pet popu-         place makes it somewhat of a          become the nation's sole reposi-         The Hall of Honor, located in     should contact the National
for dogs and cats at Finkbiner       lation, the disease is still preva-   social event for animal lovers.       tory of soldiers' stories of sac-     New Windsor, New York, in-           Purple Heart Hall of Honor, P.O.
Park in the tennis courts on         lent among local wildlife. Con-          Rabies vaccinations are also       rifice.                               cludes a 7,500-square-foot fa-       Box 207, Vails Gate, NY, 12584
Thursday, June 28th. The clinic      trolled vaccination of domestic       available from local veterinar-          Over 300,000 stories from          cility with a reception area, gal-   or     call      (845)      561-
will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30      pets provides the most effec-         ians, usually at substantially        individuals who earned the            lery, exhibit hall, learning and     1765.(NAPSI)
p.m.                                 tive prevention of the disease.       higher cost.
   The members of Animal Con-            Glendora residents have un-          South Glendora Animal Hos-
trol, Police Cadets and the          til July 31st to renew their dogs'    pital gives rabies vaccinations
Glendora Police Auxiliary will       licenses. A $25 late charge will      for $5. They are located be-
again contribute their time to the   be added to the renewal fees if       tween Glendora Ave. and Grand
clinic as a public service.          payment is received or post           Ave. on the north side of Ar-
   A fee of $7.00 for Rabies         marked after July 31st.               row Highway. You can call
vaccination will be charged for          For more information, call the    South Glendora Animal Hospi-
dogs and cats. Also available is     Glendora Animal Control office        tal at 914-5717 for further in-
the 6-1 vaccine for a cost of        at 914-8275, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00        formation.
$17.00 per dog: Bordatella vac-
cine at a cost of $11.00 each.
Lime disease vaccinations will
also be available for $18.00
                                     Connecting Heroes
each. City of Glendora dog li-          A donation of laptop comput-       retailer Best Buy's vendor part-
censes will also be available        ers and tech support is making        ners. Through Best Buy's "Con-
during the clinic.                   it easier for wounded and in-         nectivity" campaign, customers
   Cats are welcomed, but must       jured servicemen and -women           support Fisher House, the
be in carriers. The fees for cat     to stay connected with friends        troops and their families by mak-
vaccines are 3-1 vaccine of          and families.                         ing in-store and online dona-
$14.00 each and Feline Leuke-           The servicemen and women,          tions.
mia vaccine of $14.00 each.          whose combat casualties re-              The retailer's employees will
   State and local ordinances        quire long-term rehabilitation,       volunteer at Fisher Houses help
require the vaccination of all       live in one of 38 Fisher Houses,      install and service the new sys-
dogs four months of age or           large multifamily homes on the        tems, so families can remain
older against rabies. The June       grounds of 18 major military          connected to their loved ones.
28th clinic provides dog own-        medical centers and nine VA              For more information, visit
ers of the Glendora community        medical centers.                      www.fisherhouse.org            or
the opportunity to protect their        The computers are contrib-         www.bestbuy.com. (NAPSI)
pets at a low cost. Although ra-     uted by consumer electronics
                                                                                     The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
B2            COMMENTARY/LETTERS
             S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                                                                                                                             June 21 - 27, 2007


Things Guys Just Don’t Touch!                                                                                                                                         Letters to the Editor
(Not to be taken seriously!)                                                                                                                             Malicious Mischief Rejected
   For some of you future                                                  This is done very delicately.          could not be proved in the bath-
                                                                                                                                                            Late last week, it was learned     Clifford, the Glendora Council-
brides and some of you young                                               Most likely he will kick the dirty     room. Can’t aim properly with
                                                                                                                                                         from Glendora Police Chief            man who placed them under
ladies who plan to move in with                                            shorts around with his foot to         the seat down. Yep, the toilet
                                                                                                                                                         Charles Montoya that the Po-          Citizen's arrest for putting stick-
your boyfriend, there are a few                                            see if he can observe the most         seat takes a few hits.
                                                                                                                                                         lice Department's efforts to          ers on his campaign signs that
things that you should remem-                                              commonly soiled area. If a                It is strange, but there three
                                                                                                                                                         again get the Los Angeles             were illegally placed by Clifford
ber. Most married women al-                                                lightly soiled pair of shorts are      main tools that a guy won’t
                                                                                                                                                         County District Attorney's Of-        on public property. The stick-
ready know this, but just in                                               found, then they are inspected         touch. Can you name them?
                                                                                                                                                         fice to file charges against          ers said the illegally placed signs
case, I thought I would go over                                            a little closer. However, there        How about the vacuum, broom
                                                                                                                                                         Keleigh Marshall, Cristina            violated Glendora ordinances.
a few things that “guys don’t                                              have been reports that there are       and the mop. Won’t touch em.
                                                                                                                                                         Giamalva and Virginia Marshall           Further efforts will be made
touch” just in case you don’t                                              a few guys out there who will             Dirty dishes in the sink,
                                                                                                                                                         for malicious mischief have           to have the arrest, booking
already know.                              George Ogden                    give it a final “stiff test” just to   won’t touch em. He spills
                                                                                                                                                         again been rejected. This latest      records, booking photos and
   Well, if there is a baby                                                make sure. If it passes, on they       something on the floor, won’t
                                      That’s just the way it is!                                                                                         rejection of charges puts to rest     information on their arrest in
around, you can bet that if there                                          go.                                    touch it. Missed the trash can
                                                                                                                                                         any further attempts by the Po-       governmental data bases re-
is a dirty diaper around, he will    limited few married dudes.               For the rest of the dirty           with what was attempted to be
                                                                                                                                                         lice Department to pursue crimi-      moved from the girls' record so
not touch it. In fact, if he is in      As you know, it will be a cold     shorts, well they will sit there       thrown into it, and it ends up
                                                                                                                                                         nal charges against the three         they are not plagued by the ar-
the physical possession of the       day in hell before a guy will         until the soiled areas develope        on the floor, won’t touch it.
                                                                                                                                                         according to Montoya.                 rest for the rest of their lives.
baby and the baby relieves it-       touch his dirty sox next to the       mold in most cases before they         Help the wife make the bed...
                                                                                                                                                            The two girls, Keleigh                                   Gene Osko
self during that time, chances       bed...UNLESS he has run out           find there way to the washer.          Yeah right, he won’t touch it.                                                          Attorney for Marshall,
                                                                                                                                                         Marshall and Cristina Giamalva
are he will become an instant        of sox. With no sox available,           Back to the married guys...            How about those beer cans                                                           Giamalva and Marshall
                                                                                                                                                         will continue with their civil law-
quarterback. He will hand that       he will, at that time, start sniff-   about that trash can in the            he left laying around? He won’t                                                                      Glendora
                                                                                                                                                         suit for false arrest against Gary
baby off as if it was a football.    ing the dirty sox to see which        kitchen... won’t touch it. Yes         touch them. Why should he?
The eligible players are, the        of them are the cleanest. Once        ladies, you can put it in front of     Somehow, like magic, they
wife, his mother, mother-in-         two matching sox are secured          the back door to be emptied, and       seem to disappear all by them-         Grateful To Officials
law, sisters or anything that re-    from the pile, they are worn          the guy acts like it is invisible.     selves. Well, when the wife               I would like to thank Super-       councilman Mark Brecera, a
sembles a woman. He ain’t go-        again as if they were clean.          Same thing with the trash can          needs some cuddling during that        visor Michael Antonovich for his      smart and personable young
ing to be put into a position to        Now, for the guys under-           in the bath rooms. Won’t touch         “time of the month”, bet me, he        salute to veterans on Saturday,       man who really cares for the
open that surprise package. If       shorts. The sniffing rule does        ‘em.                                   ain’t going to touch it.               May 26th at Arcadia Park. I had       City of Irwindale.
he does, I am sure he will           not apply here. Usually this             How about that toilet seat, for        There is certainly a lot more,      the pleasure of meeting Super-           Mayor Joe Rocha did a great
fumble.                              would be a visual observation.        some reason, the guy don’t             but for right now... I ain’t go-       visor Antonovich as well as           job as well during the Memo-
   This next little section mostly   If a guy runs out of under-           touch it. The guys may have            ing to touch it!                       channel 4 weather forecaster          rial Day celebration in Azusa.
applies to single guys... and a      shorts, then the search is on.        shot Expert in the Army, but           “That’s Just The Way It Is!”           Fritz Coleman, a 4 year navy          Thanks to everyone for mak-
                                                                                                                                                         veteran who worked for the            ing it a success! On another

Covina’s Wall of Honor Two Killed in Covina
                                                                                                                                                         Armed Forces Radio and chan-          note, I am disappointed in the
                                                                                                                                                         nel 4 for 24 years. I also met        "yes" vote by Congresswoman
                                                                                                                                                         Judge Lance of the O.J.               Hilda Solis and Diane Feinstein'
Covina to Honor Outstanding Citizens
                                                                           When Train Hits Car
                                                                                                                                                         Simpson trial.                        on the Iraqi funding Bill.
By Bobbi Kemp PIS Covina             ber of the Covina Woman’s                                                                                              I would like to thank Com-                                     Mike Lee
   COVINA — The City of              Club, and the League of Women                                                                                       mander Pete Ramirez of Amvets                                       Azusa
Covina will add three bronze         Voters of the ESG Valley. She         By George Ogden                        did report that the crossing           Post 113 of Irwindale for the
plaques to the Covina Wall of        has volunteered for numerous              COVINA — Sunday, around            guard arms were not down at            Memorial Day celebration on
Honor, located at Covina Park        organizations since the 1960s,        2:20 p.m., Covina dispatchers          the time of the crash. There           Monday, May 28th. After the
at Fourth Avenue and Badillo         and in the late 1970s, she            started receiving calls that a         have also been complaints that         tribute a feast, fit for American
Street, on July 4 at a special 10    worked with fellow honoree            Metrolink Train has struck a           at times the crossing guard arm        heroes followed. The delicious
am ceremony. The three               William Temple to convert the         passenger car. They reported           did not work properly in the           lunch included hotdogs, ham-
plaques will honor William           city’s 1911 Firehouse and Jail        that the accident was at the Bar-      past.                                  burgers, beans, chicken, rolls,
Temple, and Laura Brady, both        into the museum enjoyed by so         ranca Ave. train crossing just            They believe the train was          cookies and cakes. I had the             623 W. Foothill Blvd.
multi-faceted volunteers with        many today.                           north of San Bernardino Road.          going about 40 to 45 mph when          opportunity to meet Irwindale         Glendora, California 91741
decades of community service            Temple, now 103, is known              The first responders found         it struck the vehicle. It was                                                    Phone (626) 852-3374
to the City as well as many area     by the title “Mr. Covina.” As a       that an east bound Metrolink           knocked about 80 feet down the            The Most                                Fax (626) 852-1904
                                                                                                                                                                                                E-mail: sgexaminer@aol.com
non-profit organizations. Also       founding member of the                train collided with a south            track from the point of impact.         Value For Your
being honored is the husband         Covina-Valley Historical Society,     bound Mitsubishi Galant pas-              No passengers on the train
                                                                                                                                                         Adverti$ing Dollar                            EUGENE F. MOSES
and wife team of Jon and Pam         today’s members often turn to         senger car. Officers found a           were injured. The train passen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Publisher/Editor
Pomeroy, local business own-         Temple to document life in the        man and a young girl had been          gers were taken by bus to their
ers who through the Covina           area during the early part of the     killed and they found another          destinations.                               Adverti$e in
                                                                                                                                                                                                         INDAY MOSES
Sunrise Rotary Club and their        20th century. He was a member         girl still alive. That girl was air-      Barranca Ave., at the accident         The San Gabriel                              Associate Editor
business, Rayne Water Condi-         of the Covina Rotary Club, was        lifted to a hospital.                  scene was closed for about 4              Valley Examiner
tioning, founded Operation           very active during the golden             The driver, Earl Brown, 53,        hours.                                                                           Edward M. Moses, Esq.
Santa Clothes which works to         years of the area’s Citrus indus-     and his 10-year-old niece,                                                                                                 Legal Counsel




                                                                                                                      Midwives
improve the self-esteem of           try, and was an officer for the       Raven Elizabeth Smith, were
thousands of area children each      Covina Irrigating Company,            pronounced dead at the scene                                                                                                  Michael Wood
year.                                                                                                                                                                                               Photographer and Writer
                                     also serving on the Committee         by paramedics according to re-
   The Wall of Honor was de-         of Nine, the powerful regional        ports.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         George Ogden
signed to provide a way for          group that settled water dis-             The young girl who was still                                                                                            Senior Staff Reporter
Covina to honor its local heroes.    putes.                                alive was Brown’s 12-year-old              By the time the California Licensed Midwifery Practice Act of
“The people recognized on the           Local business owners Jon          daughter, Christina Brown. She          1993 established requirements for licensure and the scope of prac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bill Singleton
Wall of Honor are not famous         and Pam Pomeroy shy away              was taken by helicopter to              tice of modern midwives, Sue Wolcott had been active in the natural                      Staff Writer
beyond the local community,          from personal recognition, fo-        Children’s Hospital Los Ange-           birth arena for decades.
but here in Covina they are true     cusing instead on the needs of        les with serious injuries. As of                                                        Sue deeply respects                    Ken Herman
heroes who make a lasting dif-       so many area children. For            Monday, she remained in                                                              and appreciates the natu-               J.J. McDonough
                                                                                                                                                                ral process of childbirth.               Ken Eliasberg
ference in our quality of life,”     more than 15 years, their brain-      Children’s Hospital and she was                                                                                              Ralph E. Shaffer
stated Covina Mayor John King        child Operation Santa Clothes         listed in critical condition.                                                        Her confidence in the                  Lorie Pope Pauly
who serves as the Council liai-      (OSC) has brought non-profit              According to reports, the                                                        birthing process as a nor-              Jorge V. Rosales
                                                                                                                                                                mal, healthy function of a              Lynda Siminske
son to the selection committee.      groups and hundreds of volun-         Mitsubishi Galant was headed                                                                                                Contributing Writers
The monument was included as         teers together to take more than                                                                                           woman's body is the result
                                                                           south in the number one lane
part of the 2005 renovation of       1000 children shopping during                                                                                              of her work with scores of
                                                                           (fast lane) on Barranca Ave.,                                                                                              Brian & David Jones
the Bandshell area of Covina                                                                                                                                    families over the years and               Tech Writers
                                     a three-week marathon at the          with the two girls in the rear pas-
                                                                                                                                                                the births of many hun-
Park.                                Covina K-Mart. OSC functions          senger seats. A Metrolink train
                                                                                                                                                                dreds of children safely                 Robert Arnett
Funding for the Monument             year-round and finds numerous         number 362, carrying almost                                                                                                  Sales & Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                "into her hands."
came from the Covina Host Li-        ways to make sure even the            150 passengers was traveling                                                            Midwives are commit-          San Gabriel Valley Examiner,
ons Club when the group dis-         poorest child realizes he is a        eastbound.                                                                           ted to supporting the tre-       published weekly by Eumo
banded after more than 80            truly amazing, capable, and im-           Metrolink spokesperson              mendous, joyful effort of women who choose to "give birth" rather             Enterprises, has been adjudicated
years of service to the commu-       portant person.                       claimed the crossing guard              than have someone "deliver their baby".                                       as a newspaper of General
nity.                                   The public is invited to join      arms were down and working                 Sue offers homebirths because she has found that women are                 Circulation for the County of Los
   Brady a cancer survivor in        in the celebration of these amaz-     . They claimed that the driver          'most likely to "labor" best in a place where they feel safe and pri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Angeles, California in Court Case
her 70s does not let challenges      ing people, on Wednesday, July                                                                                                                              No. KS 005341.
                                                                           tried to navigate around the            vate, surrounded by known and trusted family, friends and atten-
slow her down. Her motto is          4 at the Covina Host Lions Pa-        arms.                                   dants.                                                                             Mission Statement
“do as much as you can for as        vilion at Covina Park, beginning          It appeared that the crossing          "I deeply trust in the process of natural birth," Sue confirms,            • We believe that journalism
long as you can.” She is an ac-      with a pancake breakfast and          arms were not damaged and that          "and a hospital is not the only option for safe birth."                       should be free from any motives
tive docent for the Covina-Val-                                                                                                                                                                  other than relaying information to
                                     concert hosted by the Covina          there was an island on both                Sue is licensed by the California Medical Board and has been               its readers. It should not be used
ley Historical Society at the        Concert Band at 8 am, followed        sides of the tracks dividing the        certified by the National Association of Registered Midwives. She             to win a favor by flattery, to en-
Firehouse/Jail Museum, a mem-        by the ceremony at 10 am.             north and south bound lanes. It         is also a naturopathic doctor and a registered nurse with experience          hance a particular political inter-
                                                                           appears that it would have been         in labor and delivery as an OB nurse.                                         est, or for the purpose of finan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 cial gain.
                                                                           difficult for Brown to drive               Sue's extensive training and experience has left her with no illu-         • We also believe in accuracy in
July 4th Breakfast With                                                    around the arm as he may have
                                                                           had to drive over the island.
                                                                                                                   sion about special circumstances which might require a woman to
                                                                                                                   give birth in a hospital. She identifies and refers women who require
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fact and context. Journalists
                                                                                                                                                                                                 should be accountable for any
                                                                                                                                                                                                 news or subjects they write about.
The Covina Concert Band                                                    Metrolink’s initial investigation       different obstetrical attention.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • We believe in growth. Therefore,
                                                                           stated that crossing guard arms            Sue recommends diagnostic work when appropriate, refers her                complaints or mistakes errone-
                                                                           were functioning correctly,             clients to specialists or to a different birth setting if needed, and         ously committed will be enter-
   Start off Independence Day        the band performance at 10am.                                                 provides full information about tests, procedures or treatments               tained and investigated diligently
                                                                           however the investigation is not
with a Patriotic Breakfast Con-         The event will be held on                                                  women may explore, to help them make informed choices about their             and corrected accordingly.
                                                                           yet complete.                                                                                                         • We believe in performing our
cert presented by Covina Con-        Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at the                                                birth experience.
                                                                               On Monday, it was reported                                                                                        journalistic work to the best of our
cert Band. All-you-can-eat pan-      Covina Park Bandshell, located                                                   Sue's training and practice has also demonstrated that, for most           ability and will continue to present
                                                                           that investigators are focusing
cakes and sausage will be            on Fourth Avenue, in between                                                  women, the birth process unfolds safely, in a unique way and time,            the facts clearly and fairly.
                                                                           on a possibly faulty crossing                                                                                                  DISCLAIMER
served as you listen to the won-     Badillo & San Bernardino Road                                                 without interference. From the first appointment early in the preg-
                                                                           arm.                                                                                                                  Views and opinions of writers,
derful sounds of the Covina          in Covina. Donations are $5 for                                               nancy until a final check-in after the birth itself later to be sure mom,
                                                                               There were witnesses who                                                                                          contributors and columnists are
Concert Band, directed by Dr.        the breakfast, and tickets are                                                the baby and everyone in the family is doing well.                            their own and do not necessarily
Don Holcomb.                         available at the door.                                                           Sue offers mothers attentive, personal, ongoing care. She moni-            reflect the views of the publisher
   Breakfast will be served from        The Covina Concert Band                                                    tors the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother          or the newspaper.
                                                                           liver the joy of music.
8-11 am, and the band will per-      was founded in 1956 and has              For more information on the          throughout her pregnancy, provides education about the birth pro-
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   The City of Covina will also      community ever since. The             0020 or visit the website at            sistance during a mother's labor and birth. Sue offers the women of           become the property of San
include a Covina Wall of Honor       community is invited to attend        www.covinaconcertband.org.              Los Angeles and San Gabriel counties an important choice in how               Gabriel Valley Examiner and will
                                                                                                                   they view, experience and remember the births of their children.              not be returned. San Gabriel Val-
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the wall. The ceremony will          fine musical tradition. Please        contact the City of Covina at                        www.shastamidwives.com                                           submissions are subject to edit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing, including to conform to space
take place at the conclusion of      help the band continue to de-         (626) 858-7283.
                                                                                                                                     562-334-5706                                                limitations.

                                                                                     The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
               COMMENTARY
   June 21 - 27, 2007                                                                                                                                                                   S.G.V. EXAMINER                     B3


If Something Can Go Wrong, It Will!
   Those of you who religiously                                             award-shunning scribe that I          their Magnificent Selves, toast      fees -- that nobody but God can         who witnessed this rushed over
read my columns, no doubt                                                   am. So, Her Exquisiteness (my         and flaunt their Champaign at        decipher!                               to help . . . LAUGHING! I as-
noticed that my masterwork                                                  wife) and I had to suffer the         us!                                     We were tired and wanted to          sured them I didn't need help.
didn't appear last week. Dedi-                                              ignominious frustration of wait-         For meals, the Elite received     get home, so we headed toward           But, how would I retrieve my
cated fans probably deduced                                                 ing in numerous lines, submit-        exquisite       cuisine.      In     the terminal on the second floor.       wife's suitcase? For some rea-
that I was doing such a mag-                                                ting our "personals" to the scru-     EconoClass, we were offered          The lower level was deserted.           son, the suitcase stabilized at the
nificent job researching and pre-                                           tiny of strangers, presenting our     refrigerated dry sandwiches, a       We found an escalator, and              bottom of the escalator, and rode
senting TRUTH on issues no                                                  odorous shoes -- even my              wimpy salad, or fruit, at $5.00      placed our precious bodies and          it to the top!
other pundit has guts enough to                                             wind-up wrist watch! -- to x-         a clip. I had to order several       stuff on it, with me first. Half            At the ticket counter, we en-
report, so I needed a well-de-                                              rays, while our naked big toes        relatively-high alcoholic drinks     way up the escalator, I heard           tered the e-code for our return
served vacation. Others, with                                               popped embarrassed through            at $5.00-plus to wash down my        this horrible racket behind.            flight to LAX. The computer
opinions set in concrete, prob-                                             instantaneous holes in their oth-     chokingly-dry Caesar Sand-           Turning, I found Her Exquis-            would not accept it! We pre-
ably assumed that the newspa-                                               erwise meticulous coverings.          wich. After my second drink,         iteness FIGHTING WITH HER               sented our original "confirmed"
                                      J.J. McDonough
per finally dumped me. And                                                     I wasn't much impressed with       THAT sandwich began to taste         SUITCASE! Apparently, it had            e-ticket at the airline ticket desk.
GOOD RIDDANCE!!                       provider. After spending an           the mediocre aircraft assigned        EXQUISITE!                           gotten caught in the escalator,         The employee ran it through the
   Neither is correct. A situation    hour-and-a-half answering             to us. We entered through the            Upon landing at PIT, we           and was pulling her down. For-          airline's computer, and an-
arose that I alone could resolve      more questions than I had to          front door, and passed through        rented a car, did what we had        tunately, she let go of it. It rolled   nounced: "Someone canceled
in my hometown, Pittsburgh,           answer for my Air Force Top           First Class, where those pay-         to do, headed back to Greater        down the escalator, and re-             your reservation." She re-
PA . . the former Gateway to          Secret clearance, my imper-           ing for special treatment             Pittsburgh International Airport,    mained at the bottom turning            checked all of my paperwork,
the West, and locale of the Great     sonal e-host imprinted on my          SNEERED at us as we passed            and returned our car to the          end-over-end, as the moving             punched into her computer
Whiskey Rebellion., which             computer screen: "The flight          by. The aircraft had only two         rental agency. My original res-      stairs passed beneath it!               again, and said, "Don't worry.
gave rise to such colorful terms      you have chosen is booked.            rest rooms: one in First Class        ervation quoted a SPECIFIC              I was still backward on the          I'll get you on a flight." And, she
as "revenooers", "booze taxes",       Please start over, and choose         for the Privileged Few, and one       price for a super-economy,           escalator, trying to figure out         did! Although we ended up sit-
"stump-jumpers",          "white      another." Hours later, I finally      in the tail section for the rest of   low-occupancy ecolo-car.             what was going on . . . when            ting in the very last row of the
lightnin' ", "moon-shine", "ra-       received an e-confirmation in         us. During flight, First Class At-    When I got the FINAL bill, it        the escalator reached its top,          aircraft near the rest-room. But,
diator drainings", and others         Economy Class, on flights from        tendants kept condescendingly         was much more. "Your original        disappeared into the floor, and         that's not too bad, because I am
known only to us Mountain             Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, and        opening and closing the veil          quote was for FOUR days," said       dumped me unceremoniously               a frequent user of that particu-
Folk!                                 return.                               separating us econo-creeps            the attendant. "The additional       feet-over-head along the                lar facility.
   Being the cheapskate I am, I          At the Airport (LAX), appar-       from the Elite. The First             usage is $54 more", plus the         terminal's main corridor --                 Contact           J.J.        at
purchased e-tickets for my wife       ently NOBODY recognized me            Classers, from time to time, also     indecipherable, coded additional     crowded with travelers! It must         jj_mcdonough@msn.com
and me from a cheap-ticket e-         as the internationally-unknown,       would open the veil, expose           charges -- like local taxes and      have been quite a sight. People



Stuffing The Ballot Box, California Style? - Part I
   While alarmists warn of ille-                                            tal authority would use official      ity or the current trustees of the       Sec. 8314 makes it unlawful         Regents)
gal aliens stealing American elec-                                          power improperly to perpetuate        public treasury."                    for any elected state or local              One doesn't have to be a fan
tions, though they remain silent                                            themselves, or their allies, in          A year earlier the court had      officer, including any appointee,       of the Howard Jarvis organiza-
about the Cuban mob that forc-                                              office... The selective use of        ruled, in Gould v. Grubb: "A         employee, or consultant, to use         tion to agree with their position
ibly stopped the 2000 Florida                                               public funds in election cam-         fundamental goal of a demo-          or permit others to use public          that use of government money
recount, a more insidious threat                                            paigns, of course, raises the         cratic society is to attain the      resources for a campaign ac-            to finance elections, either for
to the electoral process is                                                 specter of just such an improper      free and pure expression of the      tivity not authorized by law.           candidates or ballot issues, is
emerging in California. Govern-                                             distortion of the democratic          voters' choice of candidates....         In addition, the Education          illegal and unethical.
ment agencies - cities, water                                               electoral process."                   Our state and federal Constitu-      code expressly forbids such                 The Jarvis position: "It is a
districts, school boards and oth-                                              "While the government is free      tions mandate that the govern-       conduct by school authorities.          serious breach of the public
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ers - belong and pay dues to                                                to provide information to the         ment must, if possible, avoid any    No use may be made of school            trust when government officials
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organizations supporting candi-                CSUP
                                                                            voters about issues that affect       feature that might adulterate or,    property, funds, personnel, sup-        spend public funds to create an
dates and ballot issues.                                                    them, government officials may        indeed, frustrate, that free and     plies or equipment "for the pur-        advantage for one side of a po-
   The idea of government par-        Prof. Ralph E. Shaffer                not put their thumbs on the           pure choice."                        pose of urging the support or           litical campaign."
ticipating in elections as a par-     to preserve their power.              scales. Information provided by          Stanson involved a state of-      defeat of any ballot measure."              Now that we've had the lec-
tisan and using its power and            Nearly 200 years later the         the government must be fair,          ficial who used public money         Violation of this provision is ei-      ture in political theory, next
resources to influence the out-       California Supreme Court ech-         balanced, and impartial."             to push for passage of a park        ther a misdemeanor or felony            week's column will zero in on
come is truly "alien" to the          oed his thoughts in a ringing            "Use of the public treasury to     bond issue, clearly a violation      punishable by fines and/or im-          what appear to be obvious vio-
democratic process. That issue        decision in Stanson v. Mott           mount an election campaign            of election law. That law allows     prisonment.                             lations of the law, and it comes
was of concern to those who           (1976) that should have resolved      which attempts to influence the       government to provide the pub-           As recently as 1993 a Cali-         from groups you'd never have
wrote our federal constitution,       the issue.                            resolution of issues which our        lic with relevant and impartial      fornia appellate court ruled that       suspected would violate the
and they denounced such prac-            "A fundamental precept of          Constitution leaves to the `free      information about a ballot mea-      for government agencies to use          sanctity of our election laws -
tices.                                this nation's democratic elec-        election' of the people presents      sure but it may not use money        taxpayer funds to promote po-           using taxpayer dollars or the
   Were he here, James Madi-          toral process is that government      a serious threat to the integrity     and other resources to promote       litical purposes violated the First     government's prestige to pro-
son would write a new Feder-          may not `take sides' in election      of the electoral process."            its passage.                         Amendment's free speech pro-            mote candidates and ballot mea-
alist paper, condemning govern-       contests or bestow an unfair             And the court added: "The             California's Government           tection inasmuch as tax money           sures.
ment interference. I'm no Madi-       advantage on one of several           constitutional commitment to          Code, Sec. 54964, prohibits          used to advance political ideals            Contact Cal Poly Pomona
son, but I know what he would         competing factions. A principal       "free elections" guarantees an        expenditure of public funds to       "are a form of speech, and com-         professor emeritus Ralph E.
say. In Federalist 53 Madison         danger feared by our country's        electoral process free of parti-      support or oppose a ballot mea-      pelled speech offends the First         Shaffer                        at
warned against officeholders          founders lay in the possibility       san intervention by current           sure or the election or defeat of    Amendment." (Smith v. U.C.              reshaffer@csupomona.edu.
who would manipulate elections        that the holders of governmen-        holders of governmental author-       a candidate.

                                                                                                                                                                                               ate relationship with the truth.

Dems Policies And Defense Thereof II                                                                                                                                                               You're average liberal re-
                                                                                                                                                                                               minds me of an expression
                                                                                                                                                                                               which is (or at least used to be)
   Last week I described the                                                the real world, and appear to         asserting that you are a bigot.      ing up to the current conflagra-        commonly passed on to first-
current policy positions of the                                             have so little understanding of       That's the hubris part of the        tion?                                   year law students by one or
Dems; this week I want to fin-                                              the one real quality that is cen-     equation. After their hot air bal-      But more to the point, how           more of the professors in
ish up their foreign policy posi-                                           tral to any real-world problem,       loon has been pricked, the hu-       could the Dems, at least with a         whose charge they were
tion and address their typical                                              i.e., human nature). I used to        bris part takes over. I've often     straight face, talk about lying         placed. If you've got the facts,
approach to defending (explain-                                             come away (I say "used to"            wished that I could get a lefty -    after 8 years of unrelenting            pound on the facts; if you've got
ing?) their positions.                                                      because I don't engage lefties        particularly a left-wing profes-     mendacity with the Clintons.            the law, pound on the law; if
   Tidying up their foreign                                                 any more; it's a most unreward-       sor, from whose Phd. one is to       And, Clinton lied under oath.           you've got nothing, pound on
policy position, I believe it is                                            ing task) with the distinct im-       presume some sort of intellec-       And he finally admitted that he         the table. And that's what I have
safe to say that their position is                                          pression that they didn't know        tual command of the subject          lied. Indeed, it was Clinton's          always found your typical lefty
one of surrender, defeat, cut-                                              what they were talking about.         under consideration (if not om-      unbelievable audacity in lying          to be - nothing but a table-
and-run, call it what you will,                                             They either didn't know the           niscience) - into court in front     that finally opened my eyes, not        pounder, and that is why it is
but it is clear that it is one that   Ken Eliasberg                         facts, didn't want to know the        of a knowledgeable and open          just to his essential dishonesty        so frustrating to argue with a
leaves the observer with the          American Left, Regnery Pub-           facts, didn't understand the          minded judge to argue our re-        but to that of the Party that           liberal - they just don't know
clear impression that America's       lishing, Inc. (2004). I also rec-     facts, or, typically, needed to       spective cases.                      circled the wagons around him.          what they are talking about!
best option is give up on Iraq        ommend a recent article that          utilize and distort selective facts       There is no doubt in my mind     I used to say that the Clinton's            Actually, the essence of the
and to do so while the war in         appeared at frontpagemag.com          which allowed them to analyse         that I would get a summary           lies didn't insult your intelligence;   left was succinctly (and accu-
that country rages on (and with-      on May 1, 2007 entitled               a particular problem by view-         judgment in my favor every           they just assumed you didn't            rately) captured in a simple
out regard to what catastrophe        Europe's Islamist-Leftist Alli-       ing the consequences of this          time, no matter what the sub-        have any. Indeed, when Bill             phrase by John Derbyshire en-
might ensue if we were to fol-        ance by Adrian Morgan.                factual distortion through an         ject.                                Saffire said that Hillary Clinton       titled Liberalism in a Nutshell -
low their advice). However, in           Now to address the manner          ideological prism that enabled            Why? Because lefties rarely,     was a "congenital liar," he flat-       in which he observed "Every-
this regard I believe that I am       in which the left typically de-       them to justify any conclusion        if ever, invoke things like facts,   tered her. And David Broder, a          thing is America's fault and
being too generous; one might         fends any of their positions,         that they reached, no matter          let alone logic, common sense        liberal columnist with the              you're not paying enough in
conclude that their approach          which I described as hot air and      how much at variance such             and/or reality; they almost al-      Washington Post, was quite              taxes." If you had to reduce the
was that of your typical "useful      hubris in the title to my previ-      conclusion was with reality.          ways utilize emotion and wield       correct when he observed that           Left to one sentence I can't
idiot." I believe that it is worse    ous column. First, the hot air.       Whether they were talking             it as if it was some form of mir-    Bill Clinton didn't have an inap-       think of one that more beauti-
than that; the left has gone be-      Whenever you talk to a lefty -        about gun control, charter            ror in which the opponent was        propriate relationship with             fully captures its spirit than that
yond being merely misguided           and I mean a reasonably intelli-      schools, police conduct, profil-      to see his own humbling reflec-      women, he had an inappropri-            one.
and wrongheaded. They are             gent and informed lefty, like say     ing, or any subject, you got the      tion and immediately capitulate
now behaving more like a "fifth       your typical left-wing history        distinct impression that they         in the face of such overwhelm-
column" - almost as if they
were actively supporting the
                                      professor - all you get are slo-
                                      gans, bromides, platitudes, and
                                                                            didn't know what they were
                                                                            talking about, but, it didn't make
                                                                                                                  ing blather.
                                                                                                                      And it frequently gives rise
                                                                                                                                                       DA To Receive Funds For
cause of radical Islam. Certainly
there is no doubt in my mind
                                      clichés, the bottom line of
                                      which is that we're for the "little
                                                                            any difference because they
                                                                            were shielded from such con-
                                                                                                                  to an almost amusing situation.
                                                                                                                  Like take the case of George         Victim-Witness Program
that their conduct is providing       guy" (with the unspoken pre-          siderations as real life by the       Bush lied about WMD. How
immeasurable assistance to the        sumption that you're not),            sense of moral superiority in         could he have lied when he said        The Los Angeles County                sistance program has been pro-
cause of the enemy, and this is       thereby establishing their sense      which they had cloaked them-          the exact same thing that every      Board of Supervisors unani-             viding vital services to victims
so abundantly clear that it can-      of their own moral superiority.       selves.                               single leading Democrat said in      mously approved a $3.4 million          of crime.
not be explained in terms of          You rarely, if ever, get facts,          And when you did pin them          1998 when the Iraqi Liberation       grant for the District Attorney’s          Services include crisis inter-
mere utopian inadvertence. In         logic, common sense, or any           down - which is fairly easy to        Act was on the table? When the       Victim-Witness Assistance pro-          vention, counseling, emergency
this regard, I recommend an           sort of understanding of the          do if you have any sort of com-       intelligence arm of every single     gram, announced Supervisor              assistance, witness protection,
excellent book by David               real-life implications of their       mand of your subject - they           established country said the         Michael D. Antonovich.                  child care assistance, and fu-
Horowitz entitled Unholy Alli-        position (perhaps because aca-        then retreat to the high ground       same thing? When the leading           Since 1977, the District              neral arrangements.
ance - Radical Islam and the          demics are so far removed from        of their moral superiority by         Dems said the same thing lead-       Attorney’s Victim-Witness As-

                                                                                      The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
B4           S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                  FINANCIAL             continues unabated today is a         consensus view is that they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                         June 21 - 27, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                Clearly, currently on Wall Street

Conventional Wisdom                                                                                                 big part of the reallocation. Af-
                                                                                                                    ter all, the typical acquisition
                                                                                                                                                          not likely to cut if growth is
                                                                                                                                                          stronger.
                                                                                                                                                                                                the consensus view is that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Fed is not lowering interest rates




I
                                                                                                                    consists of buying all of the            Part of this thinking is predi-    for a while.
         f you have not noticed,                                               the mere mention of that amount      stock in a company and financ-        cated on the observation that            IS THIS THE TIP OF THE
         interest rates have been                                              of selling pressure caused the       ing it with debt. This is the most    corporate borrowing is grow-          ICE-BERG? Last week,
         moving higher. Since                                                  upward movement in rates. This       prominent negative technical          ing so fast that it is offsetting     RealtyTrac reported a 90% in-




                                      In A Nutshell
         mid-March, the 10-                                                    negative could quickly turn into     factor at work, far outweigh-         the drop in household borrow-         crease in foreclosure rates in
         year Treasury note has                                                a positive if investor fears prove   ing the Chinese influence on in-      ing, which means the contrac-         May from last year, a 19% in-
moved up from 4.60% to                                                         unfounded.                           terest rates.                         tion in credit that marked most       crease from April. Foreclosures
5.30% - that is quite a dramatic                                                  2. ASSET ALLOCATION -                3. FUNDAMENTALS - The              of 2006 is over. Credit is the fuel   are running highest in Nevada,
move.                                                                          Around the world, money is           economy grew at only a 0.6%           for the economy's growth, so          followed by Colorado, Califor-
   People I speak with think the                                               flowing out of the fixed income      annualized rate in the first quar-    faster credit growth should pro-      nia, Florida, Ohio, Arizona,
10-year can go as high as                                                      market (bonds) and into stocks.      ter, which is close to no growth      mote faster economic growth.          Georgia, Michigan, Indiana and
                                                          KEN HERMAN
5.40% within the next several                                                  When bonds are sold, interest        at all. But most of the weakness      But economists treat credit cre-      Connecticut. By city, foreclo-
weeks.                                                                         rates move higher - when bonds       was caused by a massive inven-        ated for mergers and acquisi-         sure rates were highest in
   We in the US are not alone,                                                 are purchased, interest rates        tory correction that appears to       tions differently than credit cre-    Stockton California, where 1 in
for interest rates have been          curities - boil down to the fol-         drop. The S&P 500 finally            behind us now. Just about ev-         ated for investment. Investment       88 homes are in the process of
moving higher throughout the          lowing three issues:                     broke into record territory re-      erybody on Wall Street expects        typically means more plants,          foreclosing. RealtyTrac warned
world's Capital Markets. Wall            1. CHINA FEARS - China                cently, and is up 9% YTD. In         growth to rebound to 2-2.5%           equipment and jobs, where             that seasonally, foreclosure rates
Street figures there are three        is a powerhouse in the world             Europe, the UK's stock market        in the second quarter. It is not      mergers and acquisitions, at          tend to rise in the summer and
primary forces behind the up-         of Capital Markets, with the US          (FTSE 100) is up 8% YTD and          much of a stretch from this           least in the first year or two,       fall, so further increases are
ward movement in interest             fixed income holdings ap-                the German DAX is up a whop-         short-term improvement to             typically means consolidations,       likely even if the fundamental
rates; I figure, only one is fun-     proaching $1 trillion. Wall              ping 21%. In Asia, the gains are     thinking that the low growth rate     plant closings and job cuts.          situation starts to stabilize.
damental, and at least one of         Street has come to believe that          more modest in Japan and Hong        for the year is in, especially with      Since the increase in interest        SHOP GLENDORA FIRST
which may be based on a fun-          perhaps as much as $300 bil-             Kong, but high double-and even       the Wall Street consensus fore-       rates began, the pendulum of          - THIS IS THE TIME OUR
damental misunderstanding.            lion might move from our fixed           triple-digit gains abound in         cast of a second-half economic        expectations for the Federal          MERCHANTS NEED US
   The increases in interest rates    income market to outside in-             emerging markets. In the US,         rebound. And if the Federal Re-       Reserve has swung from a ½               I welcome your questions
- or the miserable performance        vestments in an effort to diver-         the mergers and acquisitions         serve did not cut rates when          percentage point rate cut by year     and                  comments:
of fixed income producing se-         sify the country's portfolio. Just       boom that began last year and        growth slowed to 0.6%, the            end to expecting no cuts at all.      kenherman46@hotmail.com.



Financial — Ask Julia                                                                                                                                     want to take the time to ex-
                                                                                                                                                          plain so that I can make edu-
                                                                                                                                                          cated decisions about my own
                                                                                                                                                                                                advice; it's only a definition to
                                                                                                                                                                                                answer your question. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                range of choices an investor
   The news can be so confus-                                                  west posted a three-point de-        want to buy a different house         financial planning. Since you         faces is often overwhelming.
ing, but you explain everything                                                cline, the South a one-point de-     in the same area, and your            are a woman, can you help?            I've seen a definition of a mu-
so clearly. So tell me, what's                                                 cline, and the Northeast a three     house is worth a little less than        You are right that retirement      tual fund as an organization de-
really happening with Real                                                     point gain after a six point loss    it was a year ago, remember that      planning and investing has been       signed to pool the assets of
Estate and Mortgages?                                                          in May.) Arizona, California,        everybody's house in the area         a man's world. Although it is         many investors, to achieve a
   According to Sunday's The                                                   Florida, and Nevada helped           is worth a little less than it was    slow, change is happening. Fi-        common purpose. The money
New York Times, "Wall Street                                                   push foreclosures higher na-         a year ago. You'll sell low and       nally some companies are com-         raised is then invested in accor-
will be watching this week's                                                   tionwide. There are now more         buy low. If you got one of those      ing to realize that women are a       dance with pre-defined goals.
data on the housing market to                                                  homes on the market, with the        low-start-rate loans and it's go-     strong force in money matters.        This "mutual" effort of a num-
decide whether to forge ahead."                                                average time it takes to sell in-    ing to reset, you need to find        We are interested in more than        ber of investors provides ben-
The article also said, "Wall Street                                            creasing from about 30 days to       out what your options are, be-        what store is having a sale on        efits that an individual, work-
has been fairly confident that                                                 100 days. Locally, since a year      fore you are confronted with a        shoes this week! We are inter-        ing alone, might not be able to
falling home prices and rising                                                 ago, the average price of homes      considerably higher payment.          ested in our futures, and the         receive. Investment profession-
mortgage defaults won't dam-          Julia Yoder                              sold in Azusa, Chino Hills,          You don't need to be added to         futures of our families. I don't      als provide the research, selec-
age the broader economy, but                                                   Claremont, Covina, Duarte,           the foreclosure statistics!           watch the Sopranos, but I heard       tion and monitoring in manag-
if mortgage rates - closely tied      consumer spending and                    Glendora, Montclair, Rancho             Retirement planning and            that Carmella denied her hus-         ing the investment portfolio.
to the 10-year yield - keep ris-      dampen corporate profits." On            Cucamonga, and San Dimas has         investing must still be consid-       band "privileges" until he bought     There are different types of
ing, fewer people will want to        Monday, the National Associa-            decreased by 1% (Azusa) -            ered a man's world. I've had          life insurance. I fully under-        mutual funds, classified accord-
buy homes and fewer                   tion of Homebuilders released            9%(Duarte). During the same          appointments with financial           stand the insecurity a woman          ing to their structure and invest-
homeowners will be able to re-        its housing index for June. Here         period of time, the average price    services men - all they want is       can feel - what if something          ment objectives. My friend
finance. If that happens, the         in the West, the Housing Mar-            of homes sold has increased by       my money. They talk down to           awful happened to your                thought he was diversified by
residential real estate market's      ket Index (HMI) posted a five-           3% (Baldwin Park/Irwindale) to       me and act like they are there        spouse? What if your mid-life         owning several mutual funds,
troubles could snowball, eat into     point decline in June. (The Mid-         40% (Diamond Bar). If you            to take control. They don't           crises husband leaves for some        only to find out that the invest-
                                                                                                                                                          young gal.                            ments within these mutual
                                                                                                                                                             What if you want a really          funds were almost identical.

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                                                                                                    cial Security Administration before deciding to
                                                                                                                                                          nice gifts for your children and      more.
race to enjoy retirement, many retirees               cent is much higher.                          go back to work. They provide an online ben-
                                                                                                                                                          grandchildren? Women don't               Got a question? Ask Julia
find that their financial demands are                    For some retirees, going back to work      efit calculator and useful information on their
                                                                                                                                                          want to be left in the dark, won-     by email or phone.
greater than expected. Going back to                  is more a matter of wanting to stay active    website www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/
                                                                                                                                                          dering what their financial fu-          Julia Yoder is a licensed Ser-
work may seem like the only solution,                 and productive. For others, it is a finan-    whileworking.htm. You can also reach them
                                                                                                                                                          ture might look like. Women           vicing Agent for individual,
however, an increasing number of retir-               cial necessity. In either case, there are     at 800-772-1213.
                                                                                                                                                          want to learn, plan, and feel         family, and senior finances and
ees are opting to take out a reverse mort-            financial consequences to consider:              Other important considerations include a
                                                                                                                                                          confident when it comes to            insurance, a licensed Realtor, a
gage.                                                    It can decrease the benefit amount from    possible increase in your tax obligation and
                                                                                                                                                          money. Contact me for free            Sr. Loan Officer, and Notary.
   According to an April 2007 report by               Social Security for those who have be-        work-related expenses. Social Security ben-
                                                                                                                                                          information about "Women,             www.WiseInvestorsNetwork.com
the Employee Benefit Research Institute,              gun receiving Social Security and have not    efits received at any age become partially tax-
                                                                                                                                                          Money, & Power," and for a            and www.YoderKnows.com 1-
37 percent of retirees report having to go            yet reached the "full retirement age" (65     able once your income exceeds a certain level
                                                                                                                                                          free copy of the American             877-802-8569 or (626) 625-
back to work after retirement. This is up             to 67, depending on when you were born).      (the specific amount is adjusted annually).
                                                                                                                                                          Legacies Study.                       5221,      or         juliayoder
from 27 percent in 2006. Finances were                   There is no change in the benefit amount   Also, you have the expense of commuting to
                                                                                                                                                             I'm new at all this investing      @WiseInvestorsNetwork.com
identified as one of the primary reasons.             from Social Security for those who have       and from work. With the rising cost in gas
                                                                                                                                                          stuff. Could you please ex-           (CA Insurance Lic.#0C83859)
   When you factor in retirees unable to              reached "full retirement age."                prices, this may make going back to work
                                                                                                                                                          plain, what is a mutual fund?         Member of the National Ethics
go back to work due to a health-related                  It is a good idea to check with the So-    cost-prohibitive.
                                                                                                                                                             Please do not consider this        Bureau
                                                                                                        An alternative for many retirees faced with
                                                                                                     having to go back to work is to take out a
                                                                                                     reverse mortgage, which enables
                                                                                                     homeowners 62 and older to convert the eq-
                                                                                                                                                                A SURPRISING thing happens when
                                                                                                     uity in their home into a lump-sum payment,                      you DON’T advertise
                                                                                                     monthly income, a line of credit, or a combi-
                                                                                                     nation. No repayment is required for as long
                                                                                                     as you occupy your home as your primary
                                                                                                     residence.
                                                                                                        "Funds from the reverse mortgage do not                              NOTHING!
                                                                                                     affect Social Security or Medicare benefits,"
                                                                                                     Paul Scheper, President, Senior Loan Link,
                                                                                                     said. "Our senior customers have been able
                                                                                                     to continue to enjoy their retirement with the
                                                                                                     peace of mind of knowing they will not out-
                                                                                                     live their retirement income." (Senior Loan
                                                                                                     Link provides you with a free reverse mort-
                                                                                                     gage informational package and confidential
                                                                                                     estimate by calling them toll-free at 888-721-
                                                                                                     6629 or by visiting www.seniorloanlink.com.)
                                                                                                        The money from the reverse mortgage is
                                                                                                     tax-free because it is not considered income.
                                                                                                        As a retirement tool, the reverse mortgage
                                                                                                     is growing in popularity. The Department of
                                                                                                     Housing and Urban Development (HUD) re-
                                                                                                     ports a 73 percent increase in the number of
                                                                                                     reverse mortgages insured in 2006. Already
                                                                                                     this year there has been an increase of 54 per-
                                                                                                     cent in reverse mortgages compared to the
                                                                                                     same period in 2006.
                                                                                                        For retirees who are not able, or do not
                                                                                                     enjoy the prospect of having to go back to
                                                                                                     work, the reverse mortgage may just be the
                                                                                                     answer.



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                                                                                                       The San Gabriel
                                                                                                       Valley Examiner
                                                                                        The San Gabriel Valley                Examiner
  June 21 - 27, 2007                                                                               NEWS/SPONSORS                                                                                      S.G.V. EXAMINER                       B5

Summer Concert Series Celebrates Golden Years
   DUARTE — The Latin                                 celebrate the 10th anniversary         All America Cities competition,          goers are invited to bring along
sounds of "Suave the Band,"                           of the Duarte Teen Center.             with an All America City team            a lawn chair or blanket and pack
will launch the City's Wednes-                        While at the concert, the com-         reunion. This event is sponsored         a picnic dinner, or enjoy some-
day night series of four sum-                         munity is invited to stop in at        by We Pack It All.                       thing good to eat from one of
mer concerts in the park on                           the Teen Center, also located at          "The Rockit Scientists", a            several food booths that will be
June 27. All of the concerts will                     the park, and take a tour of the       1950's style Oldies band will            open for business beginning at
be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30                        facility. The event will also of-      celebrate Duarte's 50th anniver-         6 p.m. The Route 66 Parade
p.m. at Duarte Park, 1344                             fer a reunion opportunity for          sary in concert on July 25 spon-         Committee will host a raffle at
Bloomdale Ave., just east of                          Teen Center "graduates". This          sored by Cal Am Water. On                each concert.
Buena Vista St.                                       event is sponsored by Lopez            Aug. 8, the "L. A. All Stars will           Free bus transportation to and
   With "celebration" the order                       Financial Inc. and Foothill Tran-      entertain the crowd with R&B             from the park is available by
of the year for the City's 50th                       sit.                                   and Jazz for a "Rock Town                Duarte Transit. The park also
anniversary of incorporation -                           On July 11, the "Best of            Reunion.                                 offers convenient parking, a
this year's summer concert se-                        Times" Top 40 Band will enter-            The Duarte summer concert             large picnic area, children's
ries, "The Golden Years" will                         tain concert-goers. The concert        series offers a fun and stress-          playground, and basketball
rejoice in the people, times and                      will also commemorate one of           free way to enjoy a warm sum-            courts. For more information,
events that have made and con-                        the City's 'best of times,' par-       mer evening in the company of            call Duarte Parks and Recre-
tinue to make Duarte a great                          ticipating as a finalist in the 2000   family and friends. Concert-             ation at (626) 357-7931.                            Food You Can Bank On
place to live.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MONDAY-THURSDAY:
   The June 27 concert will also
                                                      Village Kitchen Shoppe, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 am - 3 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FRIDAY: 7 am - 8 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (serving dinner)


Toddler                                                                                                                                                                                                             SATURDAY: 7 am-3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SUNDAY: 8 am-2 pm



                                                      Answer to Your Cooking Needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (breakfast only)


Summer                                                                                                                                                                           COUPON
                                                                                                                                                                                              Buy one entree and
Reading                                                  GLENDORA — The art of
                                                      cooking have been handed
                                                                                             for a future need. So be sure to         well as enjoying a cup of freshly
                                                                                                                                                                                             Get a 2nd entree FREE
                                                                                                                                                                                        (free entree not to exceed $5.00 value,
                                                                                             stop by and sign up your teen            brewed coffee while looking
Club
                                                                                                                                                                                       with minimum purchase of 2 beverages)
                                                      down from mother to daughter           or child. Seating is limited and         around at the various products                            MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY     EXP. 6/30/07

                                                      for generations. Unfortunately,        is on first come first served            for sale at competitive prices.
   GLENDORA — New to the                              this seems untrue these days           basis. Fees are at $25 or $35            Sales are held throughout the       (626) 914-4417 •161 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora Public Library this                          when lifestyles have changed           each depending on the menu.              year to make room for new
summer is the "Read To Me"                            dramatically from the leisurely           FREE demos are also offered           merchandise. Sunday Brunch
Toddlers Summer Reading Club.                         way of living to the rat race          on these dates; June 23rd at             are likewise offered at $45 each
The 'Read To Me' Club is for                          wherein most mothers have to           11:00 a.m. BBQ Kabobs demo,              on June 24th and July 22nd.
children birth through 3 years                        hold office jobs or run their own      July 14th at 2:00 p.m. Cake                 Get the most out of your
of age. During the Mother                             businesses to cope up with the         Decorating Techniques and on             money by learning culinary arts
Goose Storytimes, Miss Cindy                          everyday needs. For those              August 18th at 2:00 p.m. Cu-             at Village Kitchen Shoppe. The
will model reading behaviors for                      young girls who feel they have         cumber, Meyer Lemon Sorbet.              remarkable meals you prepare
parents/caregivers and children                       the knack for cooking but at a            VILLAGE          KITCHEN              for your family and guests will
that emphasize the importance                         loss where to go, VILLAGE              SHOPPE was founded twenty                always be enjoyed to their
of reading to the very young.                         KITCHEN SHOPPE is the an-              five years ago by Joy and Bar-           hearts' content. Have fun!
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practice one of the early literacy                       Business owner Maria Vogel,         tronized by countless custom-            SHOPPE is located at 147 N.
skills.                                               who is well experienced and has        ers who enjoy the "feel good"            Glendora Avenue in Glendora
   For more information, please                       a staff of the best kind of on         atmosphere and the smell of              with telephone number (626)
contact the Children's Librarian                      the job training has kept the          delicious home cooked meals as           914-7897.
at [626] 852-4891.                                    community abreast with the lat-
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                                                                                                        The San Gabriel Valley                   Examiner
B6           S.G.V. EXAMINER                                        VALLEY/SENIOR NEWS
                                                                          Please bring a salad or entrée      Foothill, Glendora. The speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                  June 21 - 27, 2007

                                                                                                                                                   send an e-mail to momsclubof-        ment, 245 East Bonita Avenue.
                                                                                                              will be Nancy Carlberg who
  Around the Valley                                                       for 8-10 people.
                                                                             The special guest this
                                                                          evening is Paul Spitzzeri, col-
                                                                                                              will share her knowledge on
                                                                                                              "What to do When There are
                                                                                                                                                   monrovia@yahoo.com.
                                                                                                                                                      SAN DIMAS
                                                                                                                                                                                        Registration is currently being
                                                                                                                                                                                        taken. For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                        call (909) 394-6230.
                                                                          lections manager at the Work-       no Vital Records."                   Summer Kids' Fun
    ARCADIA                          ditorium. Celebrate on Tuesday                                              The workshop at 6 p.m. will                                                WALNUT
                                     August 14th at 11 AM with our
                                                                          man and Temple Family Home-                                              Club
Lawn Bowling                                                              stead Museum. . He will present     cover "Planning for a Geneal-
                                                                                                                                                      The City of San Dimas Parks       Concerts in the Park
                                     carnival in the city park. Events    a program on "The Workman           ogy Research Trip." The work-
Lessons                              for everyone from toddlers to                                                                                 and Recreation Department Kids          The City of Walnut hosts a
                                                                          and Temple Families, A Case         shop and meeting are free. Re-                                            summer concert series at
    The Santa Anita Bowling          teenagers! It's all Free!!! For                                                                               Fun club Day Camp is an ac-
                                                                          Study for Southern California."     freshments will follow the                                                Creekside Park each summer.
Green Club hss Lawn Bowling          more information call (626)                                                                                   tive, safe and fun camp that
                                                                          Paul will outline their pioneer-    meeting.                                                                  Concerts start in early summer
Lessons each Saturday morning        812-5268.                                                                                                     teaches children new skills. The
                                                                          ing to ranching to commerce to         For more information, call                                             and continue every other Sun-
at the Arcadia County Park. 9:30                                                                                                                   summer camp is offered at both
                                     Taste of the Town                    banking and oil from the 1830's     Pat Chavarria at (909) 592-
                                                                                                                                                   Marchant Park and Ladera Serra       day through August. Concerts
until noon. Refreshments, and
                                        The Azusa Chamber of Com-         top type 1930's. Spitzzeri has      4030.                                Park. The camp is supervised         begin at 6:30 pm and last two
you can get out and bowl for as
                                     merce plans to hold its annual       worked as collection manager                                                                                  hours. Residents and visitors are
long as you like. Come on over
                                     Taste of the Town on October         for the Homestead Museum for
                                                                                                              Night of Favorites                   by trained Recreation Leaders
Saturday morning.                                                                                                                                  who provide activities including     invited to bring a picnic com-
                                     9 at the Azusa National Guard        almost 20 years.                       The Glenkirk Sanctuary
                                                                                                                                                   crafts, games and spots. A           plete with blanket or lawn chairs
Walking Club                         Armory. Restaurants wishing             For more information please      Choir under the direction of
                                                                                                                                                                                        and enjoy a variety of music. A
                                                                                                              Dwayne Condon will present its       morning and afternoon snack
   Join the Walking Club twice       to participate in this gala affair   call (626) 967-3332.                                                                                          nice selection of food will be
                                                                                                              Annual Night of Favorites on         are provided. Campers must
a week (Mondays and Wednes-          should contact the Azusa Cham-          GLENDORA                         Sunday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m.        bring their lunch. Field trips are   for sale by local community
days at 5:30 p.m.) to get healthy    ber of Commerce at 334-1507.                                                                                                                       service groups.
and unwind after work! This             This event features local res-    7th Annual Route 66                 at 1700 E. Palopinto Ave.,           available for an additional fee.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Schedule is as follows:
                                                                                                              Glendora. The choir will be          Kids' Fun Club is for Campers,
program is offered to encourage      taurants, entertainment and live     Classic Car Show                                                         grade 1-5.                              June 24: Silverados (Classic
physical fitness and socializa-      and silent auctions. This an-                                            singing their favorite anthems
                                                                             Glenkirk Church presents                                                 The camp is held at Ladera        Rock/Country)
tion. People of all fitness levels   nual fundraiser supports Cham-                                           from the past choir year.
                                                                          Family Fun Day and 7th Annual                                            Serra Park, 975 Calle Serra, and        July 8: Doc Rock-It (50's/
are encouraged to participate as     ber programs which benefit the                                              Following the service there
                                                                          Route 66 Classic Car Show on                                             Marchant Park, 425 E. Juanita        Swing)
members are allowed to walk at                                                                                will be a farewell reception for
                                     community.                           Saturday, June 23, from 10:00                                            Avenue from 7 AM to 6 PM.               July 22: Electric Mayhem
their own pace. As an incentive,                                                                              Dwayne Condon who has ac-
                                                                          a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1700 E.                                                                                  (R&B/Classic Rock)
a staff person will help log your         COVINA                          Palopinto Ave., Glendora.
                                                                                                              cepted a call to be Director of      The camp runs for ten weeks
                                                                                                                                                                                           Aug 5: The Hodads (Rock'n
                                                                                                              Music at a church in Connecti-       from June 25 through August
total miles walked to receive        League of                               There will be a dunk tank                                             31. Children must be signed in       Surf) Presented in conjunction
Walking Club Member gifts.                                                                                    cut.
   We meet and leave as a group
                                     Women Voters                         featuring pastors and other
                                                                                                                 Admission is free, but tick-      and out on a daily basis. The        with National Night Out.)
                                        The League of Women Vot-          church staff, carnival games                                             cost of the camp is $65 per             Aug 19: The Skinny Little
from the Arcadia Recreation Of-                                                                               ets are required. Tickets will be
                                     ers / ESGV will hold its annual      with lots and lots of prizes, gi-                                        week per child. Enrollment is        Twits (Pop Rock)
fice, located at 375 Campus                                                                                   available on the patio on Sun-
                                     meeting on Saturday, June 23         ant bounce house, huge ob-                                               limited, so register early.
                                                                                                              day mornings or in the church
Drive, to walk around the
Arcadia County Park. The route
                                     at Sweet Savory, 132 E. Col-
                                     lege Avenue in Covina.
                                                                          stacle course, free sno-cones,
                                                                          and popcorn. Over 200 classic
                                                                                                              office during the week.                 Registration packets are
                                                                                                                                                   available at San Dimas City Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                GOT
is approximately 2.3 miles                                                                                       For additional information,
which should last 40 minutes at
                                        It is the League's 50th annual    cars, hot rods and custom cars
                                                                          are expected, and there will be
                                                                                                              call 626-914-4833 X-116.             Parks and Recreation Depart-                NEWS?
a brisk pace. The walk con-
                                     convention. The registration
                                     and breakfast start at 9:00 1.m.     a trophy and awards ceremony          MONROVIA
                                                                                                                                                   Library's Summer Reading
cludes with light stretching.                                             for the best stock, modified,       Moms Offering
                                     The fee is $12.00. You have a
   If you are interested in join-                                         student and Corvette entries.
ing this free program, please call
                                     choice of egg scramblers,
                                                                          Drawings will be held through-
                                                                                                              Moms Support
the Recreation Office to add
your name to the Walking Club
                                     oatmeal or bakery and fruit
                                     cup.                                 out the day with great prizes.
                                                                          Food stands will be selling BBQ
                                                                                                                 Ever feel like you are the only
                                                                                                              mother who stays at home? You
                                                                                                                                                   Program Kick Off
                                        The keynote speaker is As-                                            are not alone!
list: (626) 574-5113.                                                     beef, hamburgers, hot dogs and                                              AZUSA — On Tuesday,               Doom!" It's silly, it's twisted, it's
                                     semblyman Dr. Ed Hernandez
     AZUSA                           who will speak on Health Care.       root beer floats. Live entertain-      The MOMS (Moms Offer-             June 26, at 10:30 a.m. the           amazing, but most of all, it's
                                                                          ment will be provided by Tick-      ing Moms’ Support) Club is an        Azusa City Library will celebrate    Fun!
Summer Reading                          Reservations are due by June                                          International nonprofit organiz-     the start of the Summer Read-
                                                                          led Pink, the Berrytones, and the                                                                                Come see why Buster has ap-
Program!                             15th. Send your check to LWV/                                            ation specifically for at home
                                                                          Beach Boys.                                                              ing Program with Buster Bal-         peared at events for Disney, Jim
                                     ESGV P.O. Box 4242, Covina,                                              mothers everywhere. MOMS
   Azusa - Get prizes just for                                               For additional information or                                         loon, Comedic genius, balloon-       Henson Studios, Nickelodeon,
                                     CA. 91723.                                                               Club of Monrovia has park
reading. Come to the library                                              to register your car, call 626-                                          twisting        savant,      and     20th Century Fox, and the VIP
                                        For more information, please                                          playdays, playgroups, activity
from June 25th to July 9th to                                             914-4833 X-116.                                                          presweetened cereal connois-         after party for the recent Aly &
                                     call 967-8055.                                                           groups, and a local MOMS
sign up. Read every week and                                                                                                                       seur. You'll be amazed as Buster     AJ Concert, just to name a few.
                                     Potluck Dinner                       Glendora Genealogy                  Night Out!
claim your prizes at the library!                                                                                                                  twists Balloons with one hand,          This program is free to the
Watch free shows with magic,            The Covina Historical Soci-       Group Meeting                          The MOMS Club of                  while blindfolded, and even          public and will be held in the
mystery, music, and mammals          ety will hold its quarterly Pot-        The monthly meeting of the       Monrovia caters to mothers who       while escaping from a Straight-      Azusa Civic Auditorium, which
every Tuesday at 10:30 AM at         luck dinner at the Covina            Glendora Genealogy Group will       live in Monrovia, Duarte and         jacket!                              is located at 211 E. Foothill
the Civic Auditorium. Free mys-      Woman's Club on June 28.             be held on Tuesday, June 26         Bradbury.                               And for the grand finale,         Blvd. next to the Azusa City Hall.
tery-movie Wednesdays in July           Socializing begins at 6:00        at 7:00 P.M. in the Elm Room           For more information, please      Buster climbs inside "The Gi-           For more information call the
from 2-4 PM in the library au-       p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.         at the La Fetra Center, 333 E.      call Jessica at 626-221-1500 or      ant 6-Foot Whoopee Cushion of        library at (626) 812-5268.

                                                                          812-5204.                           (Medigap) Insurance · Long              More people are enjoying          E. Bonita Avenue, San Dimas,
           Senior News                                                         COVINA                         Term Care · Medi-Cal &
                                                                                                              Medicare Savings Programs
                                                                                                                                                   playing Bingo at the La Fetra
                                                                                                                                                   Center in Glendora. And this
                                                                                                                                                                                        a Chuckwagon Lunch is
                                                                                                                                                                                        served Monday-Friday to in-
                                                                          Senior Movie Days                   To learn more about                  means more opportunities for         dividuals 60 years and over.
                                                                          City of Covina Parks & Rec-
    ARCADIA                          much more. After the guide is
                                                                          reation Department, Senior
                                                                                                              Medicare’s new prescription          better payouts!                      Reservations are required one
                                     dropped off, a stop at Hadley's                                          drug benefit (Part D), or for           Join others as they have a        week to one day in advance,
Help In The Home                                                          Services Division presents Se-      assistance with Medicare or          fun-filled afternoon each Fri-
                                     for some great goodies will                                                                                                                        by calling (909) 394-6298 be-
   Do you need an extra hand                                              nior Movie Days, Wednes-            related health coverage, make
                                     take place.                                                                                                   day. Starting at 12:30, you can      tween 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sug-
around the house? If so, call                                             days at 1 p.m., Joslyn Center,      an appointment to see the            buy your bingo cards, pull           gested donation is $2.
574-5130 for a list of poten-        Case Management                      815 N. Barranca Avenue, and         HICAP counselor. The event           tabs, bullets, and u-pick-ums.       Chuckwagon frozen meals are
tial aides to provide house-            This program assists frail        the fee is FREE. See the latest     is held every 2nd and 4th Fri-       Games start at 1:00 and end          home delivered to eligible se-
cleaning, meal preparation,          clients and their families with      hits and old time favorites. For    day of the month by appoint-         at 3:00 p.m. The La Fetra            niors. For more information,
laundry, transportation and          one or more long-term com-           more information about movie        ment, from 9:00am –                  Center is located at 333 East        call (626) 960-3773. Hot
other assistance, for compen-        plex problems. Service in-           days, please call the City of       12:00pm, FREE! For more              Foothill Blvd. in the City of        lunches are delivered to
sation. Some of the aides in         cludes an in-depth in-home as-       Covina Parks & Recreation           information, call the center at      Glendora. For more informa-          homebound residents. For
our registry are certified, li-      sessment with client, family         Department, Senior Services         (626) 357-3513.                      tion, call 626-914-0560. Come        more information, call (909)
censed and/or bonded. Upon           members, and support net-            Division at (626) 966-6378 or
                                                                                                              The Monthly                          and enjoy the Fun!                   596-1828.
completion of an application,        work; development of a writ-         stop by the Joslyn Center at
an information package and           ten care plan with input from        815 N. Barranca Avenue,             Gourmet                              Pitch In Dinner                      Bingo
list of potential hired hands        client and family; implementa-       Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4                Each month, the City of              Senior Adults at Glenkirk            Sponsored by the San
will be sent to you.                 tion of the care plan through        p.m.                                Duarte Senior Center hosts           Church invite all seniors to         Dimas Senior Citizen Club ev-
                                                                                                              "The Monthly Gourmet." The           their Pitch In Dinner on the 3rd     ery Tuesday afternoon, Bingo
Carefree Café                        referrals, service arrange-          Bunco Bash for                                                           Tuesday of each month at
                                     ments, meetings with client                                              Center partners with local res-                                           is held from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m.
   One of the most popular se-                                            Older Adults                        taurants to provide an evening       5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.        at the Plummer Community
nior programs is the Carefree        and family, and case
                                                                             The Covina Parks & Rec-          meal at the Senior Center.           Pitch In a side dish or dessert,     Building, in the San Dimas
Café. Low-cost lunches are           conferencing and coordination
                                                                          reation Department, Senior          People have an opportunity to        and the rest is provided. Cost       Civic Center, 245 E. Bonita
available at the Community           with appropriate services; on-
                                                                          Services Division, hosts Bunco      experiment with different res-       is $4. RSVP to 626-914-4833          Avenue. For further informa-
Center, Monday through Fri-          going monitoring and reassess-
                                                                          twice a month. Come and join        taurant menus while at the           X-134. Program will be pre-          tion, call (909) 394-6290.
day, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15        ment to be sure client's needs
                                                                          in the fun and meet new                                                  sented by Kristi Bertolet and
p.m., for $2.00 per person. En-      continue to be met and/or to
                                                                          friends. Bunco Bash is pre-
                                                                                                              Center. For reservations or                                                    WALNUT
                                     implement additional services                                            more information, call (626)         Bob Rice.
tertainment is provided on se-                                            sented the 2nd and 4th                                                                                        Senior Club
lect holidays. An advance res-       as client's needs change.
                                                                          Thursday of each month, 1-3
                                                                                                              357-3513.                               MONROVIA                             This social group meets at
ervation is required one week           For more information and                                              Red Cross Meals on                   Senior Stompers
                                                                          p.m., Joslyn Center, 815 N.                                                                                   the Walnut Senior Center.
in advance - please call 574-        appointments, call Doris                                                 Wheels Program
                                     Brochu at (626) 812- 5179.
                                                                          Barranca Avenue, and the fee                                             Walking Group                        Meet new people and enjoy
5130. Reservations can be                                                 is $2. New and experienced             Eligible seniors can receive                                           special savings on Senior Cen-
                                     Home Delivered                                                                                                   Watch out, Monrovia!
made the same day, ONLY if                                                players are welcome. There          a hot lunch and cold dinner                                               ter parties! Yearly dues of
                                                                                                                                                   We're putting on our walking
there are extra lunches avail-       Meals                                will be prizes and refresh-         plate delivered each weekday
                                                                                                                                                   shoes and heading your way!          $10.00 apply. Must be age 60+
able.                                   Meals are delivered to            ments. Meet new friends and         by the American Red Cross or                                              to join. The Club meets
                                                                                                                                                   We meet every Friday at
     AZUSA                           Azusa residents age 60+ who          have a great time. For more in-     seven frozen meals delivered
                                                                                                                                                   9:00a.m. for a half hour senior      Thursdays from 9:00 am to
A Day in Palm                        are home-bound. A Hot Meal           formation on Bunco, please          once a week by YWCA                                                       9:30 am. Bingo played after
                                                                                                                                                   stretch and then we start walk-
                                     is delivered by volunteers and       stop by or call the Joslyn Cen-     Intervale Senior Services. For                                            club meeting.
Springs                                                                                                                                            ing! The Monrovia Senior
                                     staff Monday thru Friday             ter at (626) 966-6378.              more information on either of
   On Friday, June 22 a trip                                                                                                                       Stompers are members of the
to Palm Springs is scheduled
                                     11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Home                 DUARTE                         these programs, please contact
                                                                                                                                                   President's Challenge Pro-             To resist the
                                     bound residents are served the                                           the Senior Center at (626)
for the seniors who will be                                               How To Make Medi-                                                        gram.                                 frigidity of old
                                     same meals as congregate par-                                            357-3513.
leaving at 9:30 a.m. and return-                                          care Work For You                                                           The program encourages in-          age one must
                                     ticipants. Initial in-take infor-                                           GLENDORA                          dividuals of all ages to make
ing 5:30 p.m. The fee is $30.00
                                     mation will include a statement        The Health Insurance                                                                                           combine the
which includes lunch at the                                                                                   Senior's After Church                being active part of their ev-
                                     from your physician, stating a       Counseling and Advocacy
                                                                                                                                                   eryday lives. Take the chal-          body, the mind
popular Billy Reed's Restau-                                                                                    Join the Senior's After
                                     need for the meals.                  Program (HICAP) Counselor
                                                                                                              Church (SAC) on the 1st Sun-         lenge, join the stompers at the       and the heart -
rant with a choice of the Club-                                           provides unbiased information,
house Sandwich, Spencer
                                        For more information, Lynda                                           day of each month for a ca-          Monrovia Community Center!           and to keep them
                                     Prewitt, the Home Delivered          coun-seling and assistance on
Steak Sandwich, or Greek                                                  Medicare and related health
                                                                                                              tered lunch at noon in               For more info, call (626) 256-       in parallel vigor
                                     Meal Manager, can be                                                                                          8246
Salad, all served with a non-
                                     reached at (626) 812-5204 ext        care coverage including: ·
                                                                                                              Glenkirk Church Fellowship                                                    one must
alcoholic beverage. Enjoy a                                               Medicare Part D · “Extra
                                                                                                              Hall. Cost is $4. RSVP to 626-         SAN DIMAS                           exercise, study
                                     5303.                                                                    914-4833 X-134.
fantastic 2-hour city tour, driv-
                                        The menu is printed in the        Help” for Medicare Part D ·                                              Meals, Lunches, Etc.                     and love.
ing by celebrity homes, learn
                                     monthly bulletin, that can be        Medicare HMOs · Medicare            The Wins are Bigger                   At the Senior Citizen/Com-
the history of the town and                                               PPOs · Medicare Supplement          at La Fetra Center!                  munity Center, located at 201
                                     requested by calling (626)                                                                                                                             Karl von Bonstetten
                                                                                   The San Gabriel Valley               Examiner
  June 21 - 27, 2007                                                                                                     NEWS                                                                                   S.G.V. EXAMINER               B7


Welcome Foothill                                                                                                                                                                                We Pay Cash for DVD Movies

Ford of La Verne!!!
   Person Ford of La Verne                          highly trained mechanics who                                                                                                            Book                                Bin
had its origin thirty nine years                    can guarantee the best job
ago and was purchased re-                           performance in their line of                                                                                                     Why take a chance at selling those DVDs at a yard
                                                    work in conjunction with the                                                                                                      sale or swapmeet? Bring them over to us and get
cently by Seidener-Miller Au-
                                                                                                                                                                                     cash on the spot! Effective July 17, we pay $2.50 for
tomotive Group and changed                          latest automotive technology.                                                                                                    DVD’s in their original case and $.50 for DVD’s with
to FOOTHILL FORD. With                                 Would you like to visit                                                                                                             no original box (must have original labels).
years of experience in the au-                      FOOTHILL FORD today                                                                                                                WE ALSO SELL USED DVDs, VIDEOS, AUDIO
tomotive industry, Seidner-                         and drive away with the car                                                                                                       BOOKS, & NEW or USED BOOKS. STOP BY AND
Miller Automotive Group                             of your dreams, without com-                                                                                                        VISIT US OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR A

                                                                                                                                      GELATO
who also owns the Toyota                            promising extensively your                                                                                                        COMPLETE LISTING OF OUR BOOKS, VIDEOS &
and Hyundai dealerships in                          pocket book? Car prices are                        Now Serving                                                                                      DVDs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 www.book-bin.com
Glendora, is offering the com-                      extremely competitive and
munity a varied selection of the                    with the current promotion of                                 148 N. Glendora Ave.                                                               626-335-4402
                                                                                                                                                                                     M-F 10-7, Sat 10-6, Closed Sun.   No appointment necessary
finest automobiles in Southern                      "Low Low Prices and Cus-                                      Glendora, CA 91741                                                Corner of Foothill & Grand in the Vons/Long’s Shopping Center
California with all the modern                      tomer Service", how can you
                                                    lose?
                                                                                                                      626.335.3313
amenities.
   The cars on display are truly                       FOOTHILL FORD is lo-
                                                                                                         Hours: Mon. - Sat. 6am - 8pm
beautiful, comfortable, and                         cated at 2855 Foothill Blvd.
works efficiently, with all the                     in La Verne. It is open seven                            Sun. 7:30 am - 4 pm
safety systems.                                     days a week Monday to Sat-
   Jeff Levine is the general                       urday at 8:30 A.M. till 9:00
sales manager of FOOTHILL                           P.M. and Sunday 10:00
FORD of La Verne and                                A.M. till 8:00 P.M. For more
Steven Stumps is sales man-                         information, call (909) 593-
ager. Both are confident that                       7411. Don't miss this great
the community welcomes the                          deal! Call now! Foothill Ford
change of ownership as well                         is looking forward to serving
as the competent staff and                          you!



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                                                                                                            10.00 OFF
                                                                                                            10.00 OFF
                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                      Smog Check
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                                                                                                              $

                                                                                                           Oil Change                     $36 75
                                                                                                                                          $      75
                                                                                                                                        Regularly $65
                                                                                                                Regularly $32.95      (Certificate Additional $8.25)


    (626) 963-3244
                                                                                                           With coupon. One coupon     With coupon. One coupon
                                                                                                              per visit. Most cars.       per visit. Most cars.



      220 S. Glendora Ave. • Glendora, CA 91741
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       Glendora                                                                                        San Gabriel                           (Inside Stater Bros.
                                                                                                                                               Shopping Center
                                                                                                                                           at Barranca and Alosta)
  1045 W. Kirkwall                                                                                        Valley                         (626) 335-5593
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                                                                                                                                             Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
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