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Vol. 17 Number 10                                                                                                                  October 2010



  Save the Date                                               EXTRA•EXTRA•EXTRA
                                                                                                  Attention All Cowboys and Cowgirls,
“BE SMART” WORKSHOPS                                                                         Rosemead Chamber of Commerce is presenting a
 Oct. 13th, 20th & 27th, 2010
         Public Safety Center
8301 Garvey Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770
                                                                    Wild Wild West Casino Night
    Co-Sponsored by the Chamber
                                                                     November 19th, 2010                                           $35 Ticket   Dress up in your finest duds
    E-Waste Recycling Event                                                      6:00pm - 11:30pm                                   Pre-Sale And lets’ have a Rootin Tootin Time!
     Oct. 23rd & 24th, 2010
          9am - 4:30pm

                                                                       City of Rosemead Welcomes UFC Gym
         Rosemead High School
         Rosemead, CA 91770
Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer
         Oct. 27, 2010                                        On Saturday, September 18th, 2010,                  Thousands of new
       5:00pm - 9:00pm                                    UFC Gym officially opened their doors to                members, and UFC
     Ontario Convention Center                            the public with a spectacular Grand Opening             G y m We n t h u s i a s t s
   2000 E. Convention Center Way                          event. To commemorate the event, UFC                    looked on as the
            Ontario, CA                                   invited several big name Ultimate Fighting              ribbonWwasWcut.
 (Rosemead Chamber will be a Booth                        Champions to meet the members and give                  5,000 attendees were
            Participant)                                  out autographs and photo opportunities to               reported to have
                                                          the fans. Names like: Dana White, Chuck                 attended. UFC Gym
 Wild Wild West Casino Night                              Liddell, Chael Sonnen, Gray Maynard, Jon                joined the Chamber
        Nov. 19, 2010                                     Jones, Jon Fitch and Vitor Belfort.                     of Commerce in
      6:00pm - 11:30pm                                        The Rosemead Chamber of Commerce                    January, 2010, and
          Almansor Court                                  along with the City of Rosemead staff                   since then, has been
700 S. Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA                      were invited to open up the festivities with            really involved in the
                                                          a ribbon cutting and award presentation.                Chamber events and
                                                                                                                  activities. Also at that       Preparing to cut the ribbon for the event, Dana White,
                                                                                                                  time, UFC started a            humbles himself. Pictured (R to L) Jim Rowley, CEO
           California High Speed Rail System                                                                      massive membership             of UFC gym, Mark Mastrov, Founder and Chairman of
                                                                                                                                                 NEV, Dana White, President of UFC, Chael Sonnen, UFC
                                                                                                                  campaign throughout
                           How does it affect Rosemead?                                                              Continued on page 4
                                                                                                                                                 athlete, Adam Sedlack, Senior VP of UFC gym, Polly Low,
                                                                                                                                                 Rosemead Councilwoman, Cyrus Zuniga, UFC kids MMA
     Two years ago voters approved                            Recently there has been a lot of                                                   member.
 Proposition 1A and it appeared that                      controversy about this topic, especially
 everything was set to build a high-speed                 in the city of Rosemead, CA., because it
 rail line from San Diego to Los Angeles                  affects too many people and businesses                                     Over 5,000 attendees at the UFC Gym
 to San Francisco. The idea was that you                  in the city.                                                               Grand Opening on September 18, 2010.
 could get from downtown Los Angeles                          It was recently discussed at the
 to San Francisco in two hours and 38                     City Council Meeting on September
 minutes without flying. It seemed like a                 14th, 2010, in which the Council was
 dream for those of us who can remember                   unanimous in their opposition to the
 taking the train at Union Station to                     High Speed Rail project because of the
 somewhere in the middle-west and it                      potential use of eminent domain to
 took days.                                                                           Continued on page 9




                                                                                                                        A Pilgrimage of Don Bosco’s Relics visits
                                                                                                                                      Rosemead
                                                                                                                      On Thursday, September 16th, 2010,             Just to give you a little history on the
                                                                                                                  Don Bosco Technical Institute, located on      subject. In 1841, a young priest called Don
                                                                                                                  San Gabriel Blvd. in Rosemead, welcomed        Bosco initiated an educational outreach to
  Help our City get             • Electronic discards are one of the fastest growing                              the Pilgrimage of St. Don Bosco’s relics,      poor youth searching for work in Turin,
   rid of E-Waste                 segments of our nation’s waste stream.                                          with a Family Festival and an all night vigil, Italy, during the Industrial Revolution.
                                                                                      ucts
                                • 56% of American households have functional e-prod
  the right way by                that they will no longer use.
                                                                                                                  and the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce           Through his leadership and collaboration
  diverting it from             • Less than 10% of e-waste is currently being properly                            was there to celebrate the occasion.           with others, hundreds of youth found a
  the landfills to a              dismantled or recycled.                                                                                                                           home, a school, a church
  proper recycling                                                                       ts
                                • 70% of heavy metals, 40% of lead and mercury conten                                                                                               and a playground that
      process!                    contents found in today’s landfills come from e-waste.                                                                                            helped them develop as
                                                                                                                                                                                    responsible citizens and
               For E-Waste Collection Event Date, Time and Location:                                                                                                                good Christians. Those
             Saturday & Sunday October 23 & 24, 2010                                                                                                                                small but charismatic
                                                                                                                                                                                    beginnings gave rise to
                                From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm                                                                                                                             the Salesian Society,
                  Rosemead High School (Cross Street Rosemead)                                                                                                                      a worldwide Catholic
                     9063 E. Mission Dr. Rosemead, CA 91770                                                                                                                         religious congregation
                                                           feel free contact us at              (626) 288-                                                                          that now serves youth
  For more information on e-waste collection event, please
  0811 or rosemeadcc@   aol.com                                                                                                                                                     in over 130 countries.
                                                                                                                                                                                    In Los Angeles, there
                                             What is “E-Waste”?                                                                                                                     are three high schools,
                                                                 nt that has reached its ‘end-of-life,’ whether
     E-Waste is defined as any consumer electronic equipme
     in full or non-working condition. Most electronics or electron
                                                                    ic equipments with a cord or circuit board                                                                      three    parishes    and
     such as:                                                                                                                                                                       two youth centers that
     Computer Monitors, Television sets, PC Systems, Printers,
                                                                  Laptops, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines,                                                                         educate yearly thousands
                                                                                       ing Equipment, Mother
     Tenors Carttridges,  UPS & PDAs, Tower Supplies, Main Frame Units, Network                                                                                                     of youth following the
                                                                                         and Cellular Phones,
     Board Systems, VCR/VC     D/DVD Players, Home Entertainment Systems, Landline                                                                                                  methodology and spirit
                                                                                    not accept: Refriferators,
      & & Small Portable  Devices. We also accept car and forklift batteries. We do
                                                                 Bulbs, and Household Batteries.                                                                                    of Don Bosco.
      Washer and Dryers, Microwave Oven, Fluorescent Light                                                          Councilwoman Sandra Armenta presenting Father Paul                  The year 2015 marks
                                                                service to local residence; please feel             Tran, St. Joseph’s Salesian Youth Center, and Andrew
   For a minimal fee, we also provide a door-to-door pick up                                                                                                                       the 200th anniversary of
   free to contact us for further details at Toll Free: 1.877.497.4972                                              Coffey, Retreat Coordinator, Certificate of Recognition               Continued on page 8
                                                                                                                    from the City of Rosemead.
2                                                                                                                                                 Rosemead Report • October 2010


Rosemead Report


                                                                         El Monte-Rosemead Adult School . . . . . . . . 2                           Rosemead City Hall
                                                                         Little People School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                   8838 E. Valley Blvd.
                                                                         Nu Vision Federal Credit Union (E1) . . . . . 4                            Rosemead, CA 91770
                                                                                                                                                    (626) 569-2100
                                                                         Di Pilla’s Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                         Pacific Alliance Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                  Open Monday thru Thursday
        Rosemead                                                         Coldwell Banker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                         Office Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                                                                                    7:00 am to 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                    Closed Fridays
    Chamber of Commerce                                                  California Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7                      City Council
                                                                                                                                                    Gary Taylor, Mayor
                                                                         Brown’s Jewelry Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     Board of Directors                                                  Rosemead School District . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                    Steven Ly, Mayor Pro Tem
                                                                                                                                                    Margaret Clark, Councilmember
        2010-2011                                                        El Monte Union High School District . . . . . . 10
                                                                         Southern California Edison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11&12
                                                                                                                                                    Sandra Armenta, Councilmember
                                                                                                                                                    Polly Low, Councilmember
    President
    Amy Wu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday Inn Express
    Vice Presidents
                                                                                              New Members                                           City Staff
                                                                                                                                                    Jeff Allred
                                                                                                                                                    City Manager
    Erix Oliva - Legislative Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        Alpha Electrical
    . . . . . . . . . . . . El Monte Rosemead Adult School                                                                                          Matt Hawkesworth
    Lori Craven-Doss - Special Events . . . . . . . . . . .                                                                                         Assistant City Manager
                                                                               Heng Lee
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown’s Jewelry & Loan               907 King St.                                                           Stan Wong
    James Wang - Membership Services . . . . . . . CH Auto                  San Gabriel, CA                                                         Community Development Director
    Past President                                                              91776
    Jose Hinojos . . . . . . . . . . . . . JG Quality Printing              (626) 233-3619
    Directors                                                                                                                                          Sun City Sea Food
    Thuy Bui . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wells Fargo Bank                                                                                                       Wei Chi Xu
                                                                                                                                                     7450 E. Garvey Avenue, Rosemead, CA
    Marissa Castro Salvati . . . Southern California Edison
    Larry Cecil . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemead High School                                Sen Won LLC                                                             91770
                                                                                                                                                                (626) 288-1177
    Sharon Coley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doubletree Hotel
                                                                                James Lin
    Annie Gee . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pacific Western Bank
    Chester Gee . . . . . . . . Primerica Financial Services
                                                                               2119 S. Los                                                             Rosemead Beauty
    Diana Herrera . . . . . . . . . .Coldwell Banker Dynasty
                                                                             Angeles St. Los
                                                                              Angeles, CA                                                                  School
                                                                                                                                                                   Candy Su
    Joan Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . Alltour/Travelmoore, Inc.                 90011
                                                                                                                                                    8527 Valley Blvd. Rosemead, CA 91770
    Robert Oehler . . . . . . . . . . . .Pacific Alliance Bank               (213) 748-9513                                                                     (626) 286-2146
    Tony Aldama . . . . . . NuVision Federal Credit Union
    Ambassador Committee                                                                                                                            Royal Business Bank
    Jean Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City of Rosemead
    Bill Chen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University of the West
                                                                                            Smog & Lube                                                           Alan Thian
                                                                                                                                                      123 E. Valley Blvd. San Gabriel, CA
                                                                                                                                                                     91776
    Elvira Hernandez . . . . Dreamweaver Medical Group                       Henry Wong                                                                         (626) 307-7523
    Rosemary Nazemi . . . Dreamweaver Medical Group                         8513 E. Garvey
    Irene Ramirez . . . . . . . . . . . SGV Newspaper Group                 Ave., Rosemead,
    Trish Sproles . . . . . . . . . . Pacific Alliance Bank                   CA 91770
                                                                            (626) 280-9199
    Staff
    Min-Hsien Wang . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director
    Cathy Brehm . . . . . . . . . . . . Admin. Assistant

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 Community
                                                                                                                 Skylink TV Caravan 2
                                                     PAY YOUR DUES                            Every month the Rosemead Chamber Caravan visits one or two chamber
                                                                                              member businesses. The group consists of a few Chamber Board Members,
                                                     PROMPTLY AND                             a couple city staff and one or 2 city officials. In August, one of the businesses
                                                                                              that the Chamber Caravan visited was Sky Link TV. Sky Link TV is located
We thank the following loyal members who
have renewed their membership. We are                 RECEIVE A FREE                          at 500 W. Montebello Blvd. in Rosemead. This month the group had a very
                                                                                              informative visit and met some really nice people.
grateful for their continued and dedicated
support of the Rosemead Chamber of                  BUSINESS CARD AD
Commerce. Please patronize your fellow
chamber member businesses whenever
you need a service of this type.
                           Member Since
San Gabriel Valley
Water Company                      1977
Dan Arrighi
11142 E. Garvey Avenue
El Monte, CA 91734
(626) 448-6183

Coldwell Banker Dynasty            1998
Diana Herrera
9228 La Tunas Drive
Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 287-9636                                                                                Shown (L to R), Chester Gee, Chamber Board Member, Min Wang, Rosemead
                                                                                              Chamber Executive Director, Amy Wu, Chamber President, Trish Sproles,
Sky Link TV                        2003                                                       Pacific Alliance Bank, Joan Hunter, Chamber Board Member, Ling Huang,
Ling Huang                                                                                    Sky Link TV, Steven Ly, Mayor Pro tem, Jeff Allred, City Manager, and Mike
500 W. Montebello Blvd                                                                        Cheung, Sky Link TV.
Rosemead, CA 91770
(323) 888-0028                                                                                     San Gabriel Rotary Joins Chamber
Loyal Order of Moose #632          1994                                                           On September 20th, 2010, Chin-Ho Liao, San Gabriel Rotary Club President,
Robert Bretz                                                                                  joined the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce. One of his main objectives is to
9304 Mission Drive                                                                            eventually start up a Rotary Club here in Rosemead. President Chin-Ho Liao
Rosemead, CA 91770                                                                            said the Rotary motto is Service above Self. “Rotary’s main objective is service
(626) 286-8613                                                                                in the community,
                                                                                              in the workplace,
Palladium Technical Academy        2008                                                       and throughout the
Dani Duncan                                                                                   world.”
10503 Valley Blvd.                                                                                RotaryWis
El Monte, CA 91731                                                                            aWworldwide
(626) 444-0880                                                                                organization       of
                                                                                              more      than    1.2
ProGraphics, LLC                   2003                                                       million     business,
Florinda Colacio                                                                              professional     and
9200 Lower Azusa Road                                                                         community leaders.
Rosemead, CA 91770                                                                            Members of Rotary
(626) 287-0417                                                                                clubs, known as
                                                                                              Rotarians, provide
Neighborhood Church                                                                           humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and
of Rosemead                        1997                                                       help build good-will and peace in the world.
Pastor Tim Clark                                                                                                                                  The mission of The
7656 E. Graves Ave                                                                                                                            Rotary Foundation is to
Rosemead, CA 91770                                                                                                                            enable Rotarians to advance
(626) 280-3878                                                                                                                                w o r l d Wu n d e r s t a n d i n g ,
                                                                                                                                              goodwill, and peace through
Seidner Collision Centers, Inc.    1994                                                                                                       the improvement of health,
Denise Walton                                                                                                                                 the support of education, and
4500 N. Rosemead Blvd.                                                                                                                        the alleviation of poverty. For
Rosemead, CA 91770                                                                                                                            more information about the
(626) 285-7131                                                                                                                                Rotary, how to be a member,
                                                                                                                                              or how to start up a club
Charles T. Mathews &                                                                                                                          here in Rosemead, contact
Associates, LLP                    2002                                                                                                       President Chin-Ho Liao at
Cindy Chiang                                                                                                                                  (626) 287-1966.
2596 Mission Street, Ste 204
San Marino, CA 91108                         October 2010
(626) 683-8291                                    Sunday            Monday        Tuesday          Wednesday               Thursday             Friday              Saturday
                                                                                                                                           1                   2 12 Noon
                                                                                                                                                                  8 pm
                                                                                                                                                                   Rosemead Fall
                                                                                                                                                                      Festival
                                                                                                                                                                   Rosemead Park
                                             3                 4             5                 6                      7     Noon           8                   9
                                                                                                                          Full Board
                                                                                                                           Meeting
  Rosemead Chamber                                                                                                     Chamber Office

  of Commerce seeks                          10                11            12 7pm            137am-8:30am 14                             15                  16
   Customer Account                                                          City Council
                                                                               Meeting
                                                                                                 “Be Smart”
                                                                                                  Workshop
    Representative
                                                                                               Public Safety Center
                                                                                  City Hall     (626) 569-2290 for
                                                                                                       Info
                                             17                18            19                20 7am-8:30am 21                            22                  23 9am-4pm
  • Part-Time/Full Time Position                                                                   “Be Smart”                                                   Free Electroni
       • Competitive Salary                                                                         Workshop                                                   Waste Collection
                                                                                               Public Safety Center                                                 Event
          • Flexible Hours                                                                      (626) 569-2290 for
                                                                                                       Info                                                        Rosemead High
  Call (626) 288-0811 for more details.      24 9am-4pm        25            26 7pm            27 7am-8:30am 28 12 Noon 29                                     30
              Fax resume to                   E-Waste Event                  City Council        “Be Smart”           Executive
                                                                                                    Workshop
                                                 Cont’d                        Meeting                              Board Meeting
             (626) 288-2514                                                                    Public Safety Center
                                                                                                (626) 569-2290 Info
                                              Rosemead High                                                               Chamber Office
                                              31st Halloween                      City Hall          5pm-9pm
                                                                                               Inland Empire Mixer
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 Community
              A Message from the                                                                             Fresh & Easy Grand Opening
    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
                                 “NIXLE”
            WHAT IS NIXLE?                      Headquarters, text “LASheriff” to the
    Nixle is a Community Messaging              short-code phone number of 888777
Service now being utilized by the Los           (standard text messaging rates apply).
Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to                     IS NIXLE SECURE?
send free geographically-specific email             Nixle utilizes secure network systems.
and text messages directly to the public.       Only government agencies can send out
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    Only      police    and      government     not tracked or disseminated to anyone.
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to the community via Nixle. These               advertising or spam. The only thing you
messages include information on arrests,        receive is pertinent information sent out
neighborhood specific alerts, traffic           by government agencies such as the Los
advisories, road closures, wanted persons,      Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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and work.                                       •iEnter an email address and phone           tem Steven Ly presenting Fresh & Easy store manager, certificate of recognition from the
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                                                                                             taking place each Monday, from October           will be a different topic presented each
                                                                                             4 through November 22. The final session         week and those who attend will have a
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                                                                                             a tour of the Twin Towers Custody Facility,      Coordinator at (626) 569-2290 ext. 224 or
                                                                                             patrol/traffic procedures, a patrol ride-a-      Deputy Rich Soto at (626) 292-3351. The
                                                                                             long, emergency preparedness/Community           program is being presented free of charge.
                                                                                             Emergency Response Team (CERT), and

                                                                                             UFC Gym - from page 1
                                                                                                                                                  Inside, the whole gym was alive with
                                                                                             the city and community outreach.
                                                                                                                                              demonstrations on activities UFC has to
                                                                                             Surrounding the Gym, booths had been set
                                                                                                                                              offer to their members. There were hourly
                                                                                             up to sell souvenirs, posters, tee shirts and
                                                                                                                                              give-a-ways of tee-shirts, posters, tote bags,
                                                                                             other UFC memorabilia. Live Martial Arts
                                                                                                                                              and a trip for 2 to Las Vegas, with airfare
                                                                                             Demonstrations included: Kids MMA,
                                                                                                                                              and accommodations. The famous fighters
                                                                                             BJJ, Muay Thai, Zumba, and kick boxing.
                                                                                                                                              arrived throughout the day to excite the
                                                                                             Several local Restaurants were invited to
                                                                                                                                              fans. Some of the highlights of the day
                                                                                             sell their delicious menu items to the public,
                                                                                                                                              were a Q&A with the fighters, autograph
                                                                                             restaurants such as DiPilla’s Italian, Ono
                                                                                                                                              sessions with the fighters, strong man
                                                                                             Hawaiian, Subway, and China Way. Other
                                                                                                                                              contests, rope climbing, and a tire flipping
                                                                                             local vendors included 162 Palms, Harley
                                                                                                                                              contest with members and guests.
                                                                                             Davidson, Freeway Insurance, OTM fight
                                                                                             shop, City of Rosemead, and a bounce             It was a great event. Thanks UFC Gym for
                                                                                             house for the kids. National vendors             inviting us.
                                                                                             included: Marines, Affliction, Coca Cola,
                                                                                             Xyience, Jaco, I-tech, and Power 106. Also       For more information about UFC or for
                                                                                             performing for the crowds, was local live        membership information, please call the
                                                                                             band, the “Gamblers Mark Band”.                  gym at (626) 283-5100.




                                                                                                                                                                          Dana White,
                                                                                                                                                                          Founder of
                                                                                                                                                                          UFC signs an
                                                                                                                                                                          autograph for
                                                                                                                                                                          Chamber Board
                                                                                                                                                                          Member, Diana
                                                                                                                                                                          Herrera.
Rosemead Report • October 2010                                                                                                                                                             5


 Community
    New Workers’ Compensation Regulations                                                                     Contacting Current Employers
                      From the California Chamber of Commerce                                    It is generally considered bad manners       or against the express wishes of the
California’s Division of Workers’              Employers within an existing Medical          to seek references from a job candidate’s        applicant would incur no legal liability if
Compensation (DWC) has finalized               Provider Network (MPN) must:                  current employer, but it usually doesn’t         they did so.
regulations that require all employers         • Create a complete MPN notice and post it    lead to liability. The result may differ,            There are other methods to deal with
within the state to post a new “Notice         next to the "Notice to Employees - injuries   however, if the candidate is seeking a           the problem of contacting an applicant’s
to Employees - injuries Caused by              Caused by Work' poster, by October            federal job and he or she specifically           current employer.
Work.”notice. You must post this notice,       8, 2010. The complete MPN Notice is           rejected a request for such contact.                 First, an employer could require a
in a conspicuous location frequented by        described n our Workers Compensation                                                           reference check from a current employer,
employees, by October 8, 2010.                 Final Regulation Q & A document.              Question: When job candidates list their         with the caveat that if the applicant is
Failure to post the notice by the October      • Give the same MPN you've created to any     current employers on company forms as            unwilling to inform their employer of their
deadline can result in fines of up to $7,000   employee injured at work or after October     part of our background-checking process,         job hunt, that if a firm offer of employment
in civil penalties.                            8, 2010.                                      are we permitted to contact their current        is made, it will depend upon a positive
California employers must also distribute      Employers who are implementing,               employers? Would the company be liable           reference from said current employer in
a new “Your Rights to Workers”                 changing or terminating an MPN must:          if we checked the current employment and         order to move forward.
Compensation Benefits’ pamphlet.               • Post a complete MPN Notice next to the      then the candidate was fired?                        Or, second, the employer could ask
All California employers must:                 "Notice to Employees - injuries Caused            Answer: Normally, a current employer         the applicant to explain their reluctance
• Post the new version of the "Notice to       by Work" poster by October 8, 2010. The       is only contacted if the applicant gives         and work through it with them. If you
Employees - Injuries Caused by Work"           complete MPN Notice is described in our       permission, as many people who apply for         can persuade them to let you contact their
posted (dated 6/10/10), by October 8,          Workers’ Compensation Final Regulation        new positions do not want their current          employer, give the candidate a day or so to
2010.                                          Q & A document.                               employer to know they are planning to            go back and have their own conversation
• You must also distribute a new "Your         • Give the complete MPN Notice to any         leave.                                           with their supervisor, so that your call
Rights to Workers' Compensation Benefits'      employee injured at work on or after              There are two common reasons for this        won’t catch the supervisor off-guard.
pamphlet to all new employees who start        October 8, 2010.                              reluctance. First, the applicant may not             If they’re afraid the supervisor will
to work on or after October 8, 2010, at the    • You must also give all employees notice     want their current boss to know they are         say something bad about them, ask them
time of hire or before the end of the first    that you are implementing, terminating, or    job-hunting; they don’t want to burn any         to describe what they think the supervisor
pay period.                                    changing the MPN.                             bridges with their current employer until        will say and why they think he or she will
                                                                                             they know they have a new job waiting.           say it.
                                                                                             Second, the applicant may be afraid their            Sometimes, there’s legitimate negative
                                                                                             current supervisor will say something            information that the candidate would
                                                                                             negative about them.                             rather you not hear; however, sometimes
                                                                                                 Although it is not illegal for a potential   the problems are with the boss and not
                                                                                             employer to contact the applicant’s current      with the employee. If the candidate thinks
                                                                                             employer, it is generally considered bad         you may get negative information from a
                                                                                             manners to do so without the applicant’s         current supervisor, assure them that their
                                                                                             permission.                                      own explanation of the situation will also
                                                                                                 If the applicant has explicitly stated,      help you weigh what you hear. Or, they can
                                                                                             either at the interview or on the application,   give you alternative names of co-workers
                                                                                             that their current employer may not be           and supervisors that can be contacted for a
                                                                                             contacted, to do so would generally be           different point of view.
                                                                                             considered unprofessional. However, an           Source: www.hreonline.com
                                                                                             employer who contacted an applicant’s
                                                                                             current employer with either no permission


                                                                                                                                                     City of Rosemead & the
                                                                                                  Important Phone                                Rosemead Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                     Numbers
                                                                                                                                                  Are Hosting a
                                                                                                 City Hall
                                                                                                 (626) 569-2100                                 “FREE” Workshop
                                                                                                 Rosemead Community Center                         “Be Smart”
                                                                                                 (626) 569-2251                                   “Simple Measures against
                                                                                                                                                     Robbers/Thieves”
                                                                                                 Garvey Center
                                                                                                 (626) 569-2212                                 The “BE SMART” is an interactive
                                                                                                                                                and instructional program whose goal
                                                                                                 Temple City Sheriff’s Station                  is to educate local merchants on the
                                                                                                 (626) 285-7171                                 recognition and prevention of criminal
                                                                                                                                                activity.
                                                                                                 Rosemead Fire Station                          Participants will:
                                                                                                 (626) 286-2417                                 •qGain knowledge on how to identify
                                                                                                                                                counterfeit notes and forgery.
                                                                                                 San Gabriel Fire Station                       •qGain a better understanding on
                                                                                                 (626) 280-1833                                 credit card fraud.
                                                                                                                                                •qUnderstand       police      response
                                                                                                 Public Safety Center                           and procedure during a criminal
                                                                                                 (626) 569-2292                                 investigation.
                                                                                                                                                •qBe equipped for taking a more
                                                                                                 Graffiti Hotline                               effective and proactive role in personal
                                                                                                 (626) 569-2345                                 safety.
     Advertising Opportunities                                                                   Animal Control                                 The “BE SMART” program will take
                                                                                                                                                place in four sessions beginning on
                                                                                                 (626) 962-3577
   Available to Chamber Members                                                                                                                 October 13th to November 3rd at
                                                                                                                                                7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. The program
        Advertise your business in the Report
                                                                                                 Report a Crime
                                                                                                 (800) 782-7463                                 will continue for the next four
                                                                                                                                                consecutive Wednesday mornings,
       • Distributed to all business license                                                     National Drug Abuse Hotline                    with a new topic at each session.
         holders in the City of Rosemead                                                         (800) 662-4357                                 Upon completion, a certificate will
       • Mailed to all members of the                                                                                                           be awarded at a graduation ceremony
                                                                                                 Council on Alcoholism and Drug                 on Tuesday, November 9th at the City
         Rosemead Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                           Council Meeting.
                                                                                                 Dependence
       • Business card size ads to                                                               (626) 331-5316                                 Location:
         full page ads available                                                                                                                Public Safety Center
                                                                                                 Poison Control Center                          8301 Garvey Avenue,Rosemead, CA
      For advertising rates and deadline                                                         (800) 222-1222                                    Dates Include: October 13th,
           information call the                                                                                                                     October 20th, October 27th,
       Rosemead Chamber of Commerce                                                              Red Cross                                        November 3rd, & November 9th,
                                                                                                 (626) 799-0841                                                2010

              (626) 288-0811                                                                     Better Business Bureau
                                                                                                 (909) 825-7280
                                                                                                                                                 Questions? Please contact Mandy
                                                                                                                                                 Wong at (626) 569-2290 Ext. 224
 6                                                                                                                                          Rosemead Report • October 2010




                                                                                                                           Cook’s Corner

                                                LARGE CHEESE                                      The following recipe was taken from the recipe files of Isabel Dinsmoor Putnam.




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                                                                                                  Isabel Dinsmoor Putnam designed the Dinsmoor Heritage House as a young

                                                PIZZA $                              99           woman. She lived in the house most of her adult life. The Recipe cards were dated
                                                                                                  from the early 1930’s through the 1970’s.


            9013 E. Valley Blvd.                   Take out only                      + Tax                            Festive Walnut Cake
           Rosemead, CA 91770                                                                     1/2 cup shortening                        Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg
                                                Toppings available at regular prices. Cannot be
                                                combined with other offers. One coupon per        1-1/4 cup sugar                           yolks. Add milk, lemon juice and cherry
      (626)      286-0275                       customer per visit. Offer expires 11-15-10        2 egg yolks
                                                                                                  1/3 cup milk
                                                                                                                                            syrup. Sift together flour, salt and baking
                                                                                                                                            powder. Add to sugar mixture. Add
                                                                                                  1 tsp. lemon juice                        chopped cherries and walnuts. Bake in
                                                                                                  1/3 cup maraschino cherry syrup           two square tine in 375 degree oven 25
  State Route Named After Roberto “Bobby”                                                         5 whole cherries
                                                                                                  2 cups cake flour
                                                                                                                                            minutes. Frost with boiled icing* or
                                                                                                                                            powered sugar. Decorate with whole
                  Salcedo                                                                         1/2 tsp. salt                             cherries and walnut halves.
               From the office of Assemblyman Mike Eng (49th District)                            2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
                                                                                                  1 (5 oz) bottle of maraschino cherries,   *Check any good cook book for a boiled
    On August 27, 2010, the Legislature             ACR 174 recounts the life and career          chopped fine                              icing recipe.
adopted Assembly Concurrent Resolution          of Bobby Salcedo, a career teacher and            1/2 cup walnuts
174, authored by Assemblymember Mike            educator in the El Monte Community. A
Eng (D – Monterrey Park), designating a         former high school student body president,
portion of State Highway Route 60 in Los        Bobby went on to obtain both a bachelors
Angeles County as the “Roberto ‘Bobby’          and masters degree despite the fact that
Salcedo Memorial Highway.”
    Roberto “Bobby” Salcedo was a
                                                both of his immigrant parents never
                                                graduated from high school. He enrolled
                                                                                                             Coldwell Banker Dynasty
beloved and well-respected educator from        in school while working as a teacher,
El Monte, Ca, whose murder shocked not          football and track coach, and served the                                                                         Buyers: Ask
only his community but the nation as well.      students and faculty as assistant principal
While on a vacation to his wife’s home          for El Monte High School. Bobby was a                                                                            me about the
town of Gomez Placio, Mexico, Bobby             member of the California Association of                                                                          “WISH” Program
Salcedo was horrifically kidnapped and          Latino Superintendents and Administrators                                                                        for up to $15,000
murdered on the day before New Year’s           and a protégé of its mentoring program.
Eve in a style reminiscent of the ongoing           Bobby also served as an elected official
                                                                                                                                                                 credit.
drug wars that have plagued Mexico.             having just been re-elected in November to                                                                       Sellers: Ask
    “We have all been touched by Bobby’s        his third term on the El Monte City School                                                                       me for a “FREE
story and it has inspired us all to do better   District Board of Education. Bobby was
and work harder,” said Assemblymember           president of a sister city program that
                                                                                                                                                                 MARKET
Eng. “I will always remember him for            joined the city of South El Monte with the                                                                       ANALYSIS”.
his legacy of providing our children with       Mexican city of Gomez Palacio. It was
unlimited opportunities for success, as         through such a program that he met and
a teacher, administrator, and as a school       married his wife, Betzy Salcedo, who was
board member.”                                  a practicing physician in Gomez Palacio.
                                                                                                          Visit the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce Web Site
                                                                                                       for Information on Our Members and Upcoming Events at
          September’s Mixer at Sam’s Club                                                                             www.RosemeadChamber.org
The Rosemead Chamber of Commerce                mixer with the El Monte/South El Monte
would like to thanks Sam’s Club for their       Chamber of Commerce, a great chamber to
wonderful hospitality at our joint Mixer        mingle with. Everyone had a great time,
at Sam’s on September 9th. It was a joint       lots of good food, and lots of prizes.




                                                        Full House at September
                                                          Mixer at Sam’s Club




      Lorraine Wild wins Prize at
             Sam’s Club

               Jean Hall wins Prize at
                    Sam’s Club
Rosemead Report • October 2010                                                                                                                                                        7


 Community
                                                                                                    JADE FAMILY SERVICES
                                                                                              Empowering Teens to Make Positive Choices
                                                                                                 On August 26, 2010, the Jade Family        awareness on means of preventing HIV/
                                                                                             Services/Clean SLATE Program hosted            AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and
                                                                                             a “Helping Youth Succeed” Community            premature pregnancy. The program equips
                                                                                             Collaboration Event. The event took place      youth with relationship and character skills
                                                                                             at the Downey Embassy Suites Hotel from        to help them be successful by avoiding
                                                                                             10:00 am to 12:00 pm.                          risky behaviors and making healthy
                                                                                                 A total of twenty five people including    choices when faced with issues that may
                                                                                             school administrators, principals, teachers,   threaten their well-being. The program,
                                                                                             parents, business owners, and the Jade         which was initiated by the U.S. Department
                                                                                             staff, heard presentations on what Clean       of Health and Human Services, provides
                                                                                             SLATE EDUCATION is all about.                  six to eight-hour presentations in schools
                                                                                                 Clean SLATE is an educational program      usually in Health and Physical Education
                                                                                             that promotes youth leadership and teen                                Continued on page 8




                                                                                             Speakers for the event included: Israil Abdul-Barri, Youth Guest Speaker for Operation
                                                                                             Confidence), Heidi Iseda (Clean SLATE Project Director), Consuella Mackey (Operation
                            What is a Mixer?                                                 Confidence founder), and Marcos Vega (Jade Executive Director).
    A mixer is a fun Chamber social event for members and non-members to exchange
business cards, network, enjoy a snack, and announce activities. Members are admitted
free of charge. Non-members, who are considering joining the Chamber, pay a fee of five                      Friends of the
dollars at the door.                                                                                       Rosemead Library

      What can a Mixer do for My Business?
    The Rosemead Chamber of Commerce holds about 7 mixers a year for businesses to
                                                                                                      Really Big
network and share ideas. A mixer is held and catered by the hosting company. This offers
restaurants or businesses an opportunity to exhibit and promote services to local business
                                                                                                      Booksale
owners or administrators who attend. Members are encouraged to bring a door prize to
further promote their businesses.                                                                 Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Sat., October 12th, 13th, 14th & 16th
    We hope that you will consider hosting an upcoming mixer. If you are a member, and                               12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
are interested, please contact the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce to make arrangements.
Mixers are usually scheduled two months in advance.
                                                                                                                          Rosemead Library
                                                                                                                8800 Valley Blvd. Rosemead, CA 91770
      For more information, please contact the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce                                                 (626) 573-5220
                     3953 N. Muscatel AveRosemead, CA 91770
                   (626) 288-0811            rosemeadcc@aol.com




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 Community
 Assemblyman Mike Eng, (49th District)                                                                              Asian Pacific Family Center
Wants Businesses to Know the Importance of                                                                              SGV Youth Summit
                 the ADA                                                                              The prevention team at Pacific Clinics      to empower youth to encourage them to
                                                                                                  - Asian Pacific Family Center is hosting        make a difference in their communities,
    On September 21st, at the Alhambra           Q: What are examples of the types of             its 2nd annual San Gabriel Valley-wide          increase awareness of cultural diversity
Chamber of Commerce, Assemblyman                 modifications that would be readily              Youth Summit for students between 6th           and social injustices, and promote
Mike Eng invited several guests from             achievable in most cases?                        and 12th grades on Saturday, February 19,       social, emotional, physical, and mental
four local Chambers of Commerce, to                                                               2011 from 9am to 4pm at Garvey School
                                                 A: Examples include the simple ramping                                                           well-being. We are currently accepting
inform businesses on the importance of                                                            in Rosemead, CA. We are collaborating
                                                 of a few steps, the installation of grab bars                                                    proposals from community agencies,
“The Americas with Disabilities Act”, and                                                         with over 20 community and educational
                                                 where only routine reinforcement of the                                                          faith-based organizations, student-led
the value of ADA Compliance. Invited                                                              agencies to host workshops on various
                                                 wall is required, the lowering of telephones,                                                    clubs, and community youth groups to
to speak at this event was: David H.                                                              topics, including arts and entertainment,
                                                 and similar modest adjustments.Q: When                                                           host a youth workshop. Our Youth Summit
Raizman, one of Southern California’s                                                             stress management, domestic violence,
                                                 barrier removal is not readily achievable,                                                       Planning Committee meetings are once
leading Employment and Disability                                                                 LGBT issues, gang prevention, and much
                                                 what kinds of alternative steps are required                                                     a month from 3pm to 5pm on October 7,
Rights Lawyers, Ms. Candis Watson                                                                 more. Our first annual Youth Summit
                                                 by the ADA?                                                                                      November 4, and December 2. For more
Bowles, an Associate Managing Attorney                                                            was a huge success with over 600 youth          information about the youth summit and
with Disability Rights California, and Mr.       A: Alternatives may include such measures        participants and volunteers in attendance.      how you can participate, please contact
Yung Kao, a Certified Access Specialist          as in-store assistance for removing articles         Themed “Building Blocks for Strong          sgvyouthsummit@gmail.com or 626-287-
(CASp), from the City of Monterey Park.          from inaccessible shelves, home delivery         Communities,” the Youth Summit seeks            2988.
    By the end of this meeting, the results      of groceries, or coming to the door to
were clear, that more businesses should be       receive or return dry cleaning.
knowledgeable about the ADA, and aware
of the consequences of non-compliance.           Q: Who has the responsibility for ADA             Proposition 22 Seeks to Prevent State Funding
    The Americans with Disabilities Act
                                                 compliance in leased places of public
                                                 accommodation, the landlord or the
                                                                                                       Shifts of Local Government Revenues
           ADA Compliance                        tenant?                                              Among the many measures on the              tax revenues that voters have dedicated to
    The American with Disabilities Act                                                            November ballot is Proposition 22,              transportation and transit improvements
                                                 A: The ADA places the legal obligation
(ADA is a Federal civil rights law that                                                           a statewide initiative constitutional           and services.
                                                 to remove barriers or provide auxiliary
prohibits the exclusion of people with                                                            amendment. In the official ballot title,            Proponents say this measure is needed
                                                 aids and services on both the landlord and
disabilities from everyday activities, such                                                       the Attorney General says Proposition 22        because, over the past several years,
                                                 the tenant. The landlord and the tenant
as buying an item at the store, watching a                                                        “Prohibits the State from Borrowing or          the state has passed budgets that have
                                                 may decide, but both remain legally
movie in a theater, enjoying a meal at a local                                                    Taking Funds Used for Transportation,           diverted or borrowed billions of dollars
                                                 responsible.
restaurant, exercising at the local health                                                        Redevelopment, or Local Government              in local government, transportation and
club or having the car serviced at a local       Q: Is it expensive to make all newly             Projects and Services.”                         redevelopment funds. Continued state
garage. To meet the goals of the ADA, the        constructed places of public accommodation           Proponents of the measure include the       raids have resulted in deep service cuts and
law established requirements for private         and commercial facilities accessible?            League of California Cities, California         layoffs at the local level.
businesses of all sizes. These requirements                                                       Transit Association, California Fire                To view the official ballot guide with
                                                 A: The cost of incorporating accessibility       Chiefs Association, California Police
first went into effect on January 26, 1992,      features in new construction is less than one                                                    information from proponents, opponents,
and continue for both for-profit and non-                                                         Chiefs Association and others. These            and the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst,
                                                 percent of construction costs. This is a small   organizations say Prop. 22 would prevent
profit organizations.                            price in relation to the economic benefits                                                       visit the Secretary of State’s website at
    For small businesses, compliance with                                                         the state from diverting, borrowing or          www.ss.ca.gov.
                                                 to be derived from full accessibility in the     taking funds that are currently dedicated
the ADA is not difficult. To help businesses     future, such as increased employment and                                                             For more information from Prop 22
with their compliance efforts, Congress                                                           to local governments. The measure would         supporters, visit www.savelocalservices.
                                                 consumer spending and decreased welfare          also prevent the state from diverting gas
established a technical assistance program       dependency.                                                                                      com
to answer questions about the ADA. In
addition, tax credits and deductions were        Q: Must every feature of a new facility be
established that can be used annually to         accessible?                                      A Pilgrimage - from page 1                      crafts, magicians, jugglers, entertainment,
offset many costs of providing access to         A: No, only specific number of elements          the birth of Don Bosco, known by the            lots of fundraising activities, and at night,
people with disabilities.                        such as parking spaces and drinking              Catholics as St. Don Bosco, “the friend         an all night vigil, all in remembrance of
                                                 fountains must be made accessible in order       of the young and the poor”. To prepare          the great saint. Representing the City of
Here are a few common questions and                                                               for the centenary of Rector Major of the
                                                 for a facility to be “readily accessible”.                                                       Rosemead for the program portion of the
answers:                                                                                          Salesian Society, Don Pascual Chavez, has       event, was Councilwoman Sandra Armenta,
Q: Will the ADA have any effect on               Q: Are businesses entitled to any tax benefit    sent the saint’s relics from Turin, Italy on    who presented St. Joseph’s Salesian Youth
the eligibility criteria used by public          to help pay for the cost of compliance?          a pilgrimage throughout the world. The          Center with a Certificate of Recognition in
accommodations to determine who may                                                               pilgrim journey began last January 31st and     honor of the pilgrimage and the relic of St.
                                                 A: As amended in 1990, the Internal
receive services?                                                                                 by summer had passed on to Latin America.       Don Bosco.
                                                 Revenue Code allows a deduction of up to
                                                                                                  Thousands of people have now welcomed               Friday morning, September 17th,
A: Yes. If criterion screens out or tends        $15,000
                                                                                                  Don Bosco’s relics with great enthusiasm        the pilgrimage continued on to St. John
to screen out individuals with disabilities,     per year for expenses associated with
                                                                                                  and devotion. In early September, Don           Bosco High School in Bellflower, CA, and
it may only be used if necessary for the         the removal of qualified architectural
                                                                                                  Bosco’s pilgrimage journeyed through San        then to St. Dominic Savio Parish, also in
provision of the services. For instance,         and transportation barriers. The 1990
                                                                                                  Francisco and on to Rosemead, September         Bellflower.
it would be a violation for a retail store       amendment also permits eligible small
                                                                                                  15/16, 2010.
to have a rule excluding all deaf persons        businesses to receive a tax credit for
                                                                                                      The welcoming event
from entering the premises, or for a movie       certain costs of compliance with the ADA.
                                                                                                  consisted of students, their
theater to exclude all individuals with          An eligible small business is one whose
                                                                                                  families, members of the
cerebral pals.                                   gross receipts do not exceed $1,000,000
                                                                                                  school and church and city,
require a physician to accept patients outside   or whose workforce does not consist of
                                                                                                  over 200 or so in attendance,
of his or her specialty would fundamentally      more than 30 full-time workers. Qualifying
                                                                                                  all present to witness the
alter the nature of the medical practice.        businesses may claim a credit of up to 50
                                                                                                  viewing of the great saint’s
                                                 percent of eligible access expenditures that
Q: Will restaurants be required to have                                                           relics and celebrate the
                                                 exceed $250 but do not exceed $10,250.
Braille menus?                                                                                    pilgrimage of Don Bosco.
                                                 For more information, you can contact the        The students celebrated all
A: No, not if waiters or other employees         ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301.          day and night with food, a
are made available to read the menu to the                                                        petting zoo for the children,
blind customer.                                                                                                                                          The Relics of St. Don Bosco.

                                                                                                  Jade Family Services - from page 7              Operation Confidence who spoke on
                                                                                                  classes for the middle and high schools         the value of collaboration. She recently
                                                                                                  students. Over the past three years, the        organized “United We Serve” Fair, which
                                                                                                  Clean SLATE “Free Teens” curriculum             was mainly about bringing our diverse
                                                                                                  has been taught to 14,100 youth in the El       communities together, and promoting
                                                                                                  Monte, Rosemead, San Gabriel and South          their services, and providing resources and
                                                                                                  Los Angeles areas. It has also engaged          employment opportunities. Also a speaker
                                                                                                  600 youth in after-school club activities       at this event was Mr. John Berg, of Pal-
                                                                                                  which included media training in the areas      Tech Communications, who concluded
                                                                                                  of drama performance, dance, visual arts,       with a power point presentation entitled
                                                                                                  music and video production to encourage         “Stronger Together”.
                                                                                                  the kids to be a positive influence on others       The morning ended after brainstorming
                                                                                                  and build successful relationships.             on what each can offer as resources, so that
                                                                                                      The highlight of the event was honored      an invaluable program Clean SLATE can
                                                                                                  youth guest speaker Israil Abdul-Barri who      continue to educate our youth and empower
                                                                                                  gave a moving testimonial about Operation       them to make wise and healthy choices.
                                                                                                  Confidence and how the program has                  For more information on Clean Slate
                                                                                                  made a difference in his life. Other            Education, contact Heidi Iseda and (323)
                                                                                                  speakers included Ms. Consuella Mackey,         747-0915.
                                                                                                  the founder and executive director of
Rosemead Report • October 2010                                                                                                                                                             9


 Legislative
Native Plants is Topic at San Gabriel Mission                                                        Five ways to keep your best and brightest
                  on Nov. 6                                                                               motivated--and working for you
    San Gabriel Mission History Day on
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. The event will
                                               community. She gives presentations and
                                               leads nature walks. Guthrie has also
                                                                                                            Source: Entrepreneur.com
feature Cynthia Guthrie, a local native        worked in association with San Gabriel                According to Deloitte’s recent annual      more than financial recognition. Offer
plant specialist, who will speak about         Mission, Angelus National Forest,                 “Ethics & Workplace Survey”, one-              top performers a greater role in decision
native plants in the area, many years ago      Pasadena Audubon Society, Baldwin Hills           third of employed Americans plan to look       making or set them up with a mentor. If
and about San Gabriel Mission growing          Conservancy, Pasadena Parks and Natural           for a new job once the economy recovers.       a business prefers to financially reward
them again at the mission.                     Resources, and The Theodore Payne                 That’s an astounding figure that, in many      employees but cannot afford pay raises,
    The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2        Foundation.                                       cases, could be mitigated if organizations     bonuses are also an effective tactic.
p.m. in the museum patio area (rain or             Admission is free for ages five and           invested in a long-term strategic approach
sun) with informal talks by Guthrie with       younger, $3 for age 6 to 17, $5 for age 18-       to motivate and reward staff. Many             4. Create a sense of community: One of
the public. She also will have some native     61, and $4 for age 61 and older, and can          companies assume they need to roll out         the biggest benefits to working in a small
plants on display with a special endangered    obtained in Mission’s Gift Shop at 427 S.         extravagant rewards to make a big impact.      or midsize business is the closeness of an
plant included. Guthrie said all the plants    Junipero Serra Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776.        This is not so, a healthy retention rate can   environment where people know each other
are scheduled to be planted in November        All youth age 17 and younger must be with         be achieved by following the tips listed       beyond just a name and a face; it can become
as it is a very good time of year to plant     their parent or adult guardian.                   below.                                         a true community. Leverage this strength
native plants.                                     The Mission church, museum, and                                                              by holding potlucks, picnics and even the
    Guthrie has studied native plants and      gardens are open 359 days a year from 9           1. Management training builds morale           occasional social hour. Being part of a
their cultural uses for approximately 25       a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                 and employee dedication: The status of         community can be a powerful counterpoint
years, and is involved in many habitat             More information is available by              an employee’s relationship with his or her     when a larger, more impersonal entity tries
restoration projects. Born and raised in the   calling mission’s gift shop and museum at         manager is the most sensitive indicator        to recruit your star employees.
San Gabriel Valley, she was involved for       (626) 457-3048 or checking mission’s web          of whether he will stay or quit. It’s not
                                                                                                 enough that a manager is nice; they need       5. Transparency goes a long way in building
many years in the local Native American        site at www.sangabrielmission.net.
                                                                                                 to communicate clear expectations to the       trust: Share financial details and other
                                                                                                 employee, offer ongoing feedback about         company information with employees, and
          Assembly Member Eng Honored As                                                         performance and provide a framework            solicit their input. If employees feel they’re
                                                                                                                                                part of the overall process of moving your
               2010 Transit Champion                                                             within which the employee can perceive
                                                                                                 success. Ensuring that employees are           business forward, they will not only stay
                                                                                                                                                productive, but they will also support new
    The California Transit Association         great work advocating for improved transit        provided with clear feedback on their
                                                                                                 performance and that they clearly              ideas that come from management.
honored Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-            operations throughout California. I look                                                             To succeed and retain top performers,
Monterey Park) as their “2010 Transit          forward to continue working with them             understand their earning potential will let
                                                                                                 them know they’re valued and an important      business leaders must provide an honest
Champion” for his efforts to get $400          to provide adequate funding for public                                                           snapshot of the company’s future goals. As
million in grants, for Fiscal Year 10-11,      transportation.”                                  part of the long-term bigger picture.
                                                                                                                                                validation of this idea, Deloitte’s survey
allocated from the State Transit Assistance        Assemblymember Eng is Chair of                2. Embrace employee opinions or risk losing    identified that 48 percent of respondents
program during the March Special Session.      the Assembly Committee on Banking                 their respect: Corporate culture is the way    cited loss of trust in their employer, and
The award was presented at the 45th Annual     & Finance and represents the cities of            employees describe where they work,            46 percent claimed lack of transparent
Fall Conference & Exposition in San Diego      Alhambra, El Monte, South El Monte,               understand the business and see themselves     communication from their company’s
on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.                Rosemead, Monterey Park, San Gabriel,             as part of the organization. If an employee    leadership were the primary reasons for
    “I am honored to receive this              and San Marino in the 49th Assembly               feels empowered and comfortable to speak       pursuing new employment at the end of the
recognition,” said Assemblymember Eng.         District.                                         freely within the company, they are more       recession.
“The California Transit Association does                                                         likely to feel a part of the business. Ask         The bottom line is that employees are the
                                                                                                 yourself: Does my organization solicit         one asset a company categorically cannot
                                                                                                 ideas and provide an environment in
Rosemead High School Student Wins Honors                                                         which people are comfortable providing
                                                                                                                                                do without; the retention of key employees
                                                                                                                                                is crucial to a company’s long-term health
                                                                                                 valuable feedback? If so, this will create     and success. As the economy stabilizes,
    Southern         California       Road     Lyons earned a fifth place medal in the race      a happy and more productive work force.        many CEOs and managers are rightfully
Runner (SCRR) and Pasadena City College        walk with no deductions for form at USA           If the company does not promote an open        concerned that their best talent will look
freshman Elizabeth Lyons has earned All-       Track and Field Junior Olympics National          door policy for feedback, employees often      for greener pastures at other companies--
American honors in the 3000 meters race        Championships in Sacramento, Calif., in           disengage and ultimately go looking for a      an occurrence that will only escalate as the
walk from National Elite Youth Ranking         July 2010. In June 2010, competing for only       better fit.                                    economy continues to improve.
System. Lyons, a graduate of Rosemead          the third time in the race walk, she won her
                                               age group race at the USA Track and Field         3. Recognize your staff: Employees like
High School, she also received Honor Roll
for the 2000 meters steeplechase and 3000      Youth Outdoor National Championships              to know that they’re valued members of          Support Your
meters run. The ranking system uses results
from races from Amateur Athletic Union
                                               in Lisle, Ill. (near Chicago) , and also
                                               earned a seventh place medal in the
                                                                                                 a larger team, and recognition for a job
                                                                                                 well done goes a long way in establishing       Community...
(AAU), USA Track and Field and “open”
local, regional and national championship
                                               steeplechase to help SCRR finish tied for
                                               ninth place nationally against many larger
                                                                                                 company loyalty. If offering a raise,
                                                                                                 cash bonus or additional paid-time off           Shop in
                                                                                                                                                    Rosemead
events.                                        teams. SCRR Head Coach Dr. Mike Leong             aren’t options, nonfinancial rewards,
    This was the first year she learned        taught her the race walk a few months ago         title promotions and new assignments
and competed in the race walk, which           and also has coached several other national       are all great alternatives--and often mean
uses time for placing with possibility of      champion individuals and teams.
disqualification for not using proper form.

High Speed Rail System - from page 1           Freeway. The route proposed to run along
take out houses along the right-of-way of      the 10 freeway has also drawn ire from
the I-10, on either the north side or south    some cities, whose residents say the project
side, which was the reason for the press       will displace homes and businesses, lower
conference at one of the Councilmember’s       property values and create unwanted
neighborhoods, about a month ago.              noise.
    California has made significant                Rosemead earlier this year passed a
investments in the passenger rail that         resolution opposing any route that would
have led to remarkable ridership growth.       displace property owners. And the city
Over 5.5 million people per year now ride      of Alhambra held two public meetings in
on California’s three intercity corridors,     August in which residents lined up against
making these routes the busiest in the U.S.    the route. The fact is that most residents
after the Northeast Corridor. The long-        and businesses of Rosemead don’t want
term vision for passenger rail in California   it. They are not against the rail; they just
is among the most ambitious in the nation.     don’t want it to affect their homes and
Funding from the American Recovery             businesses.
and Reinvestment Act will to toward the            There are still a lot of road blocks before
construction of a new, electrically powered    construction begins, or if it begins, such
high-speed rail system of 800 miles,           as money, for one, but a lot of politicians
serving major population centers from San      think they can raise it. Proposition 1A
Francisco and Sacramento to Los Angeles        authorized nearly $10 billion and Congress
and San Diego with over 300 trains per         has allocated $1.8 billion, but the project is
days.                                          expected to cost about $42 billion.
    The work will include purchasing the           You might say that it seems like a
right-of-way*, constructing track, signaling   dream, but for all those people who will be
systems, and stations, and completing          affected, the topic is a nightmare!
environmental reviews and engineering
                                                 Thanks to everyone that contributed to
documents. To do all this improvement
                                                this article, the California Department of
to our rail system, it consists of easement
                                               Transportation, the California High-Speed
rights to the homes and businesses that
                                                  Rail Authority and the SGV Tribune.
properties are up against or near the 10
10                                                                                                                                                                        Rosemead Report • October 2010


 Education
News from                                                                                                           and staff raised over $650 in the annual Pennies for
                                                                                                                    Patients fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and
                                                                                                                                                                              compositions have been performed by her choirs at
                                                                                                                                                                              Rosemead High School.
El Monte Union High School District                                                                                 Lymphoma Society. The monies raised will be used
                                                                                                                    to fund research which will hopefully lead one day to
                                                                                                                                                                                   “I find having my students perform music I have
                                                                                                                                                                              written reinforces the connection I have with them,”
                                                                                                                    a cure for blood cancers and other diseases.              she said.
South El Monte High Students                               and education while encouraging them to participate
                                                           in the First 5 LA Early Care and Education High
                                                                                                                         Associated Student Body officers organized the                   Last year, Gray wrote a full-length
Among First 5 LA Video                                     School Recruitment Program (ECE HSR).
                                                                                                                    drive, placed donation boxes in each classroom and
                                                                                                                    collected spare change and donations over the course
                                                                                                                                                                              musical, ‘The Pirate Queen’, which was performed at
                                                                                                                                                                              Rosemead High School.
Winners                                                         “I was so proud that the students completed the     of four weeks. Students and staff were very generous,          “My students really enjoy premiering new works
                                                           work and submitted their videos,” said Chavez. “As       donating what they could to this worthy cause.            and several of the songs in the show have been
by Anne Donofrio-Holter                                    advisor of the program I was truly happy to see their         “I think the campaign is great because we should     published by Alfred Publishing,” she added.
                                                                                hard work pay off.”                 help out those who are in need in any way we can,”             Early in her career, Gray wrote church music and
                                                                                     “Through their videos,         said student Abel Tovar.                                  today does most of her composing during the summer
                                                                                high school students show how            “Every penny counts and it’s going to people         months.
                                                                                important it is for working         who really need it,” said another student. “It was a           “We are very proud of Ruth on her
                                                                                parents to have reliable, quality   real team effort.”                                        accomplishments in as well as out of the classroom,”
                                                                                childcare for their children,”           Students also participated in a friendly             said Rosemead High School principal Larry Cecil.
                                                                                said Amy Williams-Banfield,         competition to see which classroom could raise the        “She is an important component to our great music
                                                                                First 5 LA program officer. “It     most money with the winning classroom being treated       program.”
                                                                                is inspiring to see high school     to a pasta party.
                                                                                students who like working with           “Everyone got into the spirit and joined together
                                                                                children make others aware of       for a good cause,” said El Monte High School principal    El Monte-Rosemead Adult
                                                                                                                    Keith Richardson. “These generous donations by
                                                                                                                    students and staff demonstrate how much our school        School Student Donates Scarves
                                                                                                                    district cares about those in need.”                      to Cancer Patients
                                                                                                                                                                              by Anne Donofrio-Holter
                                                                                                                    Rosemead High Teacher Music                                    In an effort to boost the self-image and morale
     Several South El Monte High School students
have been named winners of First 5 LA’s Early
                                                                                                                    Composition Reviewed in                                   of cancer patients, El Monte-Rosemead Adult School
Care and Education Video PSA contest in the Best                                                                    National Magazine                                         student Charlene Lee decided to make head scarves
                                                                                                                                                                              for San Gabriel’s Herald Cancer Association.
Creativity and Best Message Delivery categories.                                                                    by Anne Donofrio-Holter                                        “InWbetween
     The students are involved in the Destination                                                                                                                             making jackets and tops
Early Childhood Education (DECE) program at                                                                             ‘Ask Me No More’, a musical piece published           for herself, Charlene
South El Monte High School which exposes and               the many job opportunities available in the field of     by Rosemead High School choir director and piano
                                                           early care and education.”                                                                                         made 44 head scarves
prepares them on a path towards careers in early                                                                                                   teacher Ruth Gray, has     whichWsheWdelivered
childhood education and allows them to begin their              “We are very proud of our students on their                                        been reviewed, and well
                                                           accomplishment and of our partnership with Rio                                                                     to the Association,”
post-secondary education while still in high school.                                                                                               received, by Choral        said instructor Dianne
The students took Education 110, Introduction to           Hondo College,” said El Monte Union High School                                         Director      Magazine.
                                                           District superintendent Nick Salerno. “We thank First                                                              Martinez.
Teaching, at Rio Hondo College and were able to earn                                                                                               With words by Sir               “ T h a n k Wy o u ,
three transferable college credit units.                   5 LA for giving our students this opportunity.”                                         Alfred Lord Tennyson,
                                                                Congratulations to Valeria Valle, Michelle                                                                    CharleneWandWthe
     “DECE helps students make connections from                                                                                                    of Gray’s writing of the   sewing class for making
high school to college and careers,” said Vanessa          Gonzalez and Mark Hurtado (Creativity) and                                              melody and harmony
                                                           Teresa Palomares and Lilibeth Perez (Best Message                                                                  these turbans for Herald Cancer Association,” said
Chavez, Rio Hondo College DECE Educational                                                                                                         the editor states, “Gray   administrator Shirley Shih. “The breast cancer
Advisor. “The program is based out of Rio Hondo            Delivery). Each student won a flip video camera.                                        demonstrates a tendency
                                                                First 5 LA is a nonprofit organization dedicated                                                              survivors will definitely appreciate them and all your
College which has partnered with South El Monte                                                                                                    towards elegance that      work and concern for them.”
High School in order to provide these services to their    to improving the lives of young children and families                                   makes this piece stand
                                                           throughout Los Angeles County.                                                                                          “In class, the students learn to make many different
students.”                                                                                                                                         out among many other       projects,” said Martinez. “They also make blankets
     According to Chavez, when the opportunity came                                                                 pieces in this style. Seamless metric changes, rich       for children in Tijuana, gifts and donation items for
up with First 5 LA, the primary sponsor of the DECE                                                                 vocal harmonies, and a graceful piano motif vividly
program, to have students complete one-minute              El Monte High Students and                               capture the poetic mood.”
                                                                                                                                                                              local churches and bazaars and craft items for friends
                                                                                                                                                                              to give for birthdays, showers and holidays.”
public service announcement videos to promote early        Staff Donate to “Pennies for                                 “My editor at Alfred Publishing let me know                The El Monte-Rosemead Adult School provides
childhood education, she asked the students if they        Patients”                                                about the review in Choral Director Magazine,” said
                                                                                                                    Gray.
                                                                                                                                                                              a wide range of educational services including adult
would like to participate and learn how to put together                                                                                                                       basic education, high school diploma, GED, English
these types of videos.                                     by Anne Donofrio-Holter                                      “This is the first time I have seen a review of my    as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship classes
     The participating students had an opportunity to                                                               music in a national magazine.”                            and vocational and job programs. For additional
write, direct and edit the 60-second videos in which           Along with over 500 schools in the greater               Also a composer, Gray enjoys writing choral
                                                           Los Angeles area, El Monte High School students                                                                    information call 626-258-5800 or visit emras.emuhsd.
they inform their peers on issues relating to early care                                                            pieces for her students and many of her published         k12.ca.us.



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                                                                                                                    present to provide healthy snacks to sample
                                                                                                                    as a part of a tasting test for our students.
                                                                                                                        In addition, the team passed out healthy
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Run Walk Against Drugs-8-11
                                                                                                                                                                                         is Savannah School
                                                                                                                                                                                         Relay for Life Meeting-
                                                                                                                    recipe books, fast food restaurant calorie                           5:00 pm Board Room
                  Superintendent’s Message: - Dr. Amy Enomoto-Perez
                                                                                                                    pamphlets and other nutrition promotional
                                                                                                                    information. This activity is part of our                 If you have questions, please call Mrs.
     Superintendents’ Message                              Los Angeles County Office of Education                   work funded by the Network For A Healthy                  Linda Mengel at 626-312-2900 x 212
                                                           – Teacher of the Year Luncheon at the                    California.
     Dear Rosemead Families,                               Universal City Hilton.                                                                                             Save The Date
                                                                                                                        For more information, about school                    The 3rd Annual Walk/Run
         At the beginning of each school
     year, we celebrate our Employees and                           Congratulations                                 meals contact our Food Services Director,
                                                                                                                    Mrs. Diane Ezzo and/or our California
     Service Awards. In addition to our                             To Our Top                                      Nutrition Network Consultant, Miss Lily
     many wonderful employees, I’d also                             Service Honor                                   Voong.
     like to announce and congratulate our
     Teacher of the Year for the 2010-1011
                                                                    Roll Recipients By                              PTA Membership Drive
     school year.                                          Service Years                                            Continues: Please Join and
     Mrs. Danelle Kisich                                                                                            Become A Member
     Teacher Of The Year                                                                                                Each of our schools has a Parent
                                                                                                                    Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent
                                                                                                                    Teacher Student Association (PTSA).                           The Educational Foundation for
                                                                                                                    The PTA is made up by volunteers who                      the Rosemead School District will
                                                                                                                    support and help with various schoolwide                  sponsor the Run/Walk Against Drugs
                                                                                                                    and classroom events. They also help with                 on Saturday, October 23rd at Savannah
                                                                                                                    fundraisers (which vary by school site)                   School. Please plan to attend. This
                                                                                                                    to raise monies for such things as student                will be the districtwide kick off to Red
                                                                                                                    field trips and other extra activities for                Ribbon Week.
                                                                                                                    your children.
                                                           Thank you for your dedicated service to                      I hope you will take an active interest in            Join The American
                                                                                                                    joining the PTA. In these tough fiscal times
                                                           our students and families:
                                                                                                                    for our schools, our teachers, students,
                                                                                                                                                                              Cancer Society: Relay
                                                           Mrs. Leah Kawamoto – 35 years                            and principals would really appreciate                    For Life Committee: Next
                                                           Mrs. Rebecca Chavez, 30 years
                                                           Mrs. Carol Iwata, 30 years
                                                                                                                    community support and help.                               Meeting -October 27,2010
                                                           Mrs. Deborah Stewart, 30 years
                                                                                                                        If you would like to get involved and                 at 5 PM
                                                                                                                    give us the gift of your time as a volunteer,
                                                           Mrs. Antonia Vasquez, 30 years                           check with your school office for more                    The Relay for Life Committee invites
         Mrs. Kisich teaches at Encinita                   Mrs. Jonnie Matsdorf, 35 years                                                                                     you to attend its next meeting: The
     School. She is an inspiration to all                                                                           information.
                                                                                                                                                                              meetings will take place the 4th
     who work with her. Students, parents,                 Join Our Food Services                                   OCTOBER                                                   Wednesday of each month. Everyone
     colleagues and the community adore                    Department and a                                         5    Bond Oversight Meeting-                              from the City is welcome to take part.
     Mrs. Kisich for her dedication as a                                                                                 5:30 pm Board Room
     teacher and as a model for others to                  Commitment to Healthy                                    9    Parent Encounter – Muscatel                          The next meeting is October 27th at 5:00
     follow and emulate as both a person                   Eating Habits                                                 8-11 am SES Faire 11:30 am                           pm in the Board Room.
     and a profession.                                         Our Food Service Department promotes                 12   PTA Council Ice Cream Social-                        For more information contact: Bridget
         Mrs. Kisich is a 7 Habits Leader                  nutrition and healthy lifestyles. At a fresh                  6:00 pm Board Room                                   Del Rio Cortes, American Cancer
     in Me teacher. She supports the 7                     fruit and vegetable tasting table at Janson              21   The Great Shake Out Earthquake                       Society at 626-966-9994 x 215 or via
     Habits in her classroom. Mrs. Kisich                  Elementary School’s Back to School Night                      Drill: 10:21 am www.                                 email at:
     was honored on September 20th at the                  (on September 16, 2010) the team was                          greatshakeout.net                                    bridget.delriocortes@cancer.org
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                               City of Rosemead’s “Walk for the Memorial”
                                                                          On Saturday, September 11th,
                                                                      2010, at 8am, over 150 Rosemead
                                                                      enthusiasts showed up to run/
                                                                      walk the 1-Mile route from UFC
                                                                      Gym, 8920 Glendon Way to the
                                                                      Rosemead City Hall. It was a
                                                                      nice day and everyone had a great
                                                                      time.
                                                                          Proceeds from this event will
                                                                      be used to build a 10th Anniversary
                                                                      September 11 Memorial at
                                                                      Rosemead City Hall to be unveiled
                                                                      on September 11th, 2011. The
                                                                      steel sculpture will memorialize
                                                                      the Twin Towers and pay tribute to
                                                                      the innocent victims and the brave
                                                                      first responders. The memorial will
                                                                      incorporate a steel beam from the
                                                                      World Trade Center. This beam
                                                                      was carried in the truck that led the
The Gangs’ all here! Shown:(L to R) Fred Herrera, Cynthia Imperial,                                           Having a great time at the event are: 119 - Lori Craven-Doss and 189
                                                                      run/walk event.
Joan Hunter, Julie Gentry, & Baeba Medeley. Front Row: Jay                                                    - Min Wang, Rosemead Chamber of Commerce.
Imperial

								
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