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 Mountain Views News            Saturday, April 17, 2010
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 Weather Wise                                                               Creative Arts Group Celebrates 50 Years with Art of the Garden Tour
    5-Day Forecast                                                                                                        April 18, 2010
   Sierra Madre, Ca.                                                                                                  10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
   Mon:     Showers             Hi   60s      Lows     50s                                                     Tickets: $25 pre-sale $30 day of tour
   Tues:    Ptly Cldy           Hi   60s      Lows     50s
   Wed:     Ptly Cldy           Hi   60s      Lows     50s                                                  Tickets can be purchased at Creative Arts Group
   Thur:    Ptly Cldy           Hi   60s      Lows     50s                                                    108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre 91024 or
   Fri:     Sunny               Hi   60s      Lows     50s                                                              by phone 626-355-8350
   Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service


Résumé Workshop at Sierra                                                  Featured on the Art of the Garden Tour are four stunning gardens showcasing the work of our most
                                                                           talented landscape architects and designers. The gardens include:
Madre Public Library
Are you between jobs, changing careers, or re-entering                     1) A Japanese Farmhouse and gardens built in 1913 that has undergone a meticulous seven-year
the work force, and want to ensure that your résumé is well                restoration by the current owners
designed and organized, and apt to get noticed by prospective
employers? On Thursday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m., Melanie                    2) Gardens surrounding a 1929 Monterey Colonial home designed by noted architect Roland Coate
Hamon of CareerCoachPro will present “Résumés That Work,” a
workshop explaining the “do’s and don’ts” of résumé preparation            3) A classic traditional Colonial Manor with gardens designed for entertaining, and
and how to craft one that will help you stand out and win that all-
important interview. Learn the key elements that employers look            4) A California Traditional home inspired by Roland Coate’s work with elements of English Soanean
for and how to present your accomplishments to best advantage.
To obtain the maximum benefit from this workshop, please                   Regency design featuring a newly created English garden
bring your résumé or a summary of your work history, volunteer
activities, and other achievements. This program is free and
open to the public.                                                         “SLEEPING BEAUTY” AT SIERRA MADRE                                            SIERRA MADRE’S
The Sierra Madre Public Library is your source for up-to-date              PLAYHOUSE; OPENS APRIL 10                                                    FARMERS MARKET!
career and job-hunting resources. If you do not have a computer            WHAT: “Sleeping
and need to fill out job applications on-line, internet access is          Beauty.”
available with your Sierra Madre Library card. If you are new to           Interactive                                                                               Wednesday 3-7 pm
computers, or need a refresher course or two, the Library offers           musical for a
                                                                           young audience,                                                   Fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits from California family farms.
free computer classes year-round. A current class schedule is
available at the Service Desk and on the Library website.                  based on the                                                      Specialty foods, vegetarian and vegan dishes, ethnic foods and hot
                                                                           classic fairy tale.                                               food - Everything you’ll find at the farmers market has been made or
The Sierra Madre Public Library, located at 440 West Sierra                WHO:                                                              picked fresh, is pesticide-free and preservative-free.
Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, is open Monday through                    Adaptation                                                        Free public parking on Mariposa.
Wednesday from Noon to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday from                    directed by
Noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on              June Chandler.
all major holidays. For information on all our Library activities
and services, please call (626) 355-7186, or visit our website at
                                                                           Presented by June
                                                                           Chandler’s Faerie                                                      Live from Burger Continental
www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us.                                                 Tale Theatre.                                                                  The Harvey Hyde Show
                                                                           WHERE: Sierra                                                           535 So. Lake Ave. Pasadena (626) 792 - 6634
     Lifeguard Training Course
                                                                           Madre Playhouse,                                                               Every Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
                                                                           87 W. Sierra                                                               Hard-hitting, High impact sports talk radio
                                                                           Madre Blvd.,                                                                       KSHP Las Vegas - 1400 AM
The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center will be hosting an American                Sierra Madre, CA
Redcross Lifeguard Training Course. The course will be held on             91024. Abundant free parking behind theatre.
the following dates: April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2. Participants         WHEN: April 10, 17, May 1, 8, 2010. Saturdays at 2 p.m.
will need to attend all four dates, from 9:00am-5:00pm. The cost           ADMISSION: Adults $18. Children 12 and under, $12.
of the program is $171 per person. Call 626-355-5278 for more              RESERVATIONS: (626) 355-4318.
information and the registration process.                                  WEBSITE: www.sierramadreplayhouse.org
 Water Safety Instructor Course
The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center will be hosting an American
Redcross water Safety Instructor Training Course. The course
will be held on the following dates: May 9, 23, and 30 and June
6. Participants will need to attend all four dates, from 9:00am-
5:00pm. The cost of the program is $171 per person. Call 626-
355-5278 for more information and the registration process.

BARGAIN BOOK SALE AT SIERRA MADRE LIBRARY
Buy a good book for only a buck! The Friends of the Sierra Madre
Library will hold a table sale inside the Library, Monday, April 19

                                                                                                                                                  2010 Mount Wilson
through Saturday, April 24, during the Library’s open hours. This
month’s featured topics will include Fiction, Health, History, Politics,
Cookbooks, Children’s, and Specialty Books. All books are in good
condition and will be sold at the bargain price of $1.00 each. These
every-other-month book sales provide funding for Library resources
and programs.
                                                                                                                                                      Trail Race
The Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Bl. Sierra Madre.                                                                      8.6 mile course, begins and ends on pavement, in between it’s a
Open Mon. - Wed.Noon to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday Noon to 6 p.m.,                                                                         dirt path no more than 3 feet wide.
and Saturday                                                                                                                                Elevation gain of more than 2,100 feet. Turnaround point is at
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information call (626) 355-7186, or visit our                                                                         Orchard Camp, 4.3 miles from race start. Much of the race is on
website at www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us.                                                                                                       the Mt. Wilson Trail, with occasional vertical drop-offs of several
                                                                                                                                            hundred feet. Emergency support is stationed along the course to
                                                                                                                                            provide aid, if needed. Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops provide
  WRITING SERVICES                                                                                                                          water at two locations, the 2.3 and the 4.3 (turnaround) mile
                                                                                                                                            marks.
  Could you use help in preparing written communications                                                                                    Registration forms for the Mount Wilson Trail Race are
  for your business? I have extensive experience in writing                                                                                 now available at the following locations: Sierra Madre
  and editing business documents including brochures,
                                                                                                 Children invited
                                                                                                                                            City Hall, Sierra Madre Library, Sierra Madre Chamber of
  proposals, newsletters, resumes, customer success stories,                                                                                Commerce, and Community and Personnel Services Office.
  press releases, and articles for newspapers and magazines.
                                                                                                 to interactive                             Electronic registration forms can be downloaded at www.
                                                                                                                                            mountwilsontrailrace.com and is attached to the email. Be sure
                                                                                                 “Sleeping Beauty”
  Current work includes writing the column, “Looking Up                                                                                     to register early as the Mount Wilson Trail Race is limited to
  with Bob Eklund,” in Mountain Views News, and writing                                                                                     300 participants. For more information call 626-355-5278.
  newsletters for the Mount Wilson Observatory. I recently
  published a book, First Star I See Tonight: an Exploration                                     at Sierra Madre                                  2010 Mount Wilson Trail Race – Volunteer
  of Wonder, and am finishing a second book, Winds Aloft.                                        Playhouse                                                    Opportunities
  For writing samples and resume, see my web site: www.                                                                                     RACE COMPONENTS:
  bobeklund.com. Bob Eklund beklund@sprynet.com (310)                                            By Fran Syverson
  216-5947                                                                                                                                  Pasta Feed Dinner – May 28, 2010
                                                                                                                                            - The pasta feed dinner is held the Friday before the Mount
                                                                                                 “Sleeping Beauty” will come                Wilson Trail Race. The dinner is sponsored by Café 322, which
                                                                                                 alive for youngsters who attend            provides the food for the event. The dinner is open to anyone,
                                                                                                 the Sierra Madre Playhouse on              not just race participants and costs $7.00 per person. The pasta
                                                                                                 Saturdays at 2 o’clock on April 17,        feed dinner is held in Kersting Court from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
                                                                                                                                            - Arrive at 3:00pm, Kersting Court
                                                                                                 May 1 and May 8. But they can              - Assist with table and chair setup, distribution of food, and
                                                                                                 do more than watch—they (and               event clean up.
                                                                                                 their parents) can be interactive
                                                                                                 with the performers, who come              Race Day Set Up – May 29, 2010
                                                                                                 down the aisles to mix with the            - The Mount Wilson Trail Rae begins at 7:30am; however setup
                                                                                                                                            for the event will start at 5:00am. The registration area, kids’
                                                                                                 audience.                                  art show, and trail race booths will need to be set up prior to
                                                                                                                                            the event along with barricades and other miscellaneous race
                                                                                                 The kids pretend they are flowers          components.
                                                                                                 in the meadow and the Evil Fairy           - Arrive at 5:00am, Kersting Court
                                                                                                 picks roses off their heads for            - Assist with set up of: kids’ art show, booths, and registration
                                                                                                                                            area.
                                                                                                 the Princess’s wedding bouquet.
                                                                                                 Some are even chosen to play               Kids Fun Run – May 29, 2010
                                                                                                 the Queen’s Doctor and Nurse,              2010 marks the 5th year of the Kids Fun Run. Youth ages 3
                                                                                                 or the Ring Bearer and Flower              and up will race one mile, starting at Kersting Court, running
                                                                                                 Girl at the royal wedding. Some            up Baldwin Ave., and back down to Kersting Court. The race
                                                                                                                                            begins at 7:45am for the older youth, and 7:50 for the younger
                                                                                                 decorate the wedding arbor. And            youth. The race is open to any child that wants to participate
                                                                                                 everyone can cheer the heroes              and the first 150 youth receive a free t-shirt as well.
                                                                                                 and hiss the bad guys in this              - Arrive at 7:00am, Kersting Court
                                                                                                 happy musical production of the            - Organize youth into two groups; 6 and under, 7 and up.
                                                                                                 classic kids’ story. After the show,
                                                                                                                                            Beer Garden – May 29, 2010
                                                                                                 they can greet the actors in front         - The beer garden is sponsored by Spaten West, with all
                                                                                                 of the playhouse.                          proceeds donated to the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue. The
                                                                                                                                            Spero Foundation will provide the ABC License for the event.
                                                                                                 June Chandler is producing                 The beer garden will be held in Kersting Court, from 9:00am
                                                                                                 several favorite children’s stories        – 11:30am.
                                                                                                                                            - Arrive at 8:00am, Kersting Court
                                                                                                 for the “Fairy Tale Theater” this          - Assist with checking of ID at entrance, setup of beer garden
                                                                                                 spring and summer. Following               tables and chairs.
                                                                                                 “Sleeping Beauty” performances,
                                                                                                 “Treasure Island” will run on              Kids Art Show
                                                                                                 Saturdays May 15-June 5.                   For 2010, the Kids’ Art Show will utilize old running shoes as
                                                                                                                                            the canvas for the art show. We are seeking donations of old
                                                                                                                                            running shoes in order to have enough for youth to decorate.
                                                                                                 Tickets are $18 for adults, $12            Please drop off old running shoes at the Community Services
                                                                                                 for children under 12 years.               Office.
                                                                                                 Reservations may be made at
                                                                                                 626/355-4318. Credit card sales:           If you are interested in assisting with the Mount Wilson Trail Race
                                                                                                                                            please call Adam Matsumoto, Recreation Supervisor at 626-355-
                                                                                                 www.sierrramadreplayhouse.org.             5278 or by email at amatsumoto@cityofsierramadre.com.
                                                                                                 The Playhouse is at 87 W. Sierra
                                                                                                 Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre.
Mountain Views News           80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285         Email: editor@mtnviewsnews.com Website: www.mtnviewsnews.com
           AROUND THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY                                                                                                                      Mountain Views News           Saturday, April 17, 2010
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Duarte                                                                                                                                                     SIERRA MADRE POLICE
Vulcan Holds Duarte                             to Fish Canyon Falls.”                          Assistant City Manager James Makshanoff,                         BLOTTER
                                                Vulcan’s action stems from its unwillingness    and Azusa Police Chief Robert Garcia, on
Wilderness Day Family                           to negotiate in good faith with the City of     Thursday April 8, 2010 at Azusa City Hall to
                                                                                                                                                   During the week of Sunday, April 4th, to Saturday April 10th, the
                                                                                                                                                   Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 288
Event Hostage To                                Duarte over an indemnification agreement        discuss the Wilderness Day event, and none         calls for service.
Advance Mining                                  that was sprung on the City at the close
                                                of business Monday. Vulcan has never
                                                                                                of them said anything about the need for an
                                                                                                indemnification agreement.  The meeting,           Tuesday, April 6th:
Expansion Plan                                  required an indemnification agreement, nor      originally called to address Vulcan’s concern      10:13 AM – Felony arrest, Ex-con with a stolen gun, Unlawful
                                                have any of its predecessors in all the past    over how to address any situation that may         transport of marijuana for sales, 700 block Hastings Ranch
DUARTE, CA, April 15, 2010 - In a               years of the annual event.                      arise, concluded with all parties in full          Drive. A motorist was speeding on Michillinda and failed
calculated and premeditated move, Vulcan         “Duarte never refused to sign a reasonable     agreement over the discussed plan.                 to yield to the pursing officer. The driver finally stopped in a
Materials Company has decided at the 11th       indemnification agreement for the               “Vulcan proposes to blow off the entire top        residential driveway and was detained. The officer searched the
hour to slam its gates shut and prevent         Wilderness Day event,” cited City Manager       of the mountain. Then they deny access to          car and found several ounces of marijuana and a stolen and
access through its property to Fish Canyon      George.  Adding, “It was Vulcan that refused    the falls because they fear our families will      loaded handgun. The suspect was arrested and transported to
Falls for the Annual Duarte Wilderness Day      to even discuss with the City of Duarte         vandalize their property. Vulcan’s real fear is    the Pasadena Jail for remand.
affecting over 300 pre-paid participants. The   reasonable revisions to the agreement.”         people seeing up close what they have done
Wilderness Day event at Encanto Park in         The City of Duarte rightfully refused to sign   and will continue to do to our mountains,”         Friday, April 9th:
Duarte will go on as scheduled and feature      the indemnification agreement presented         commented Councilmember John Fasana.               8:07 AM - Auto Burglary report, 700 block of Fairview Ave. A
alternative hiking opportunities in addition    by Vulcan because it included language          The 21st Annual Wilderness Day will feature        resident reported the rear window of her locked car was smashed
to the traditional BBQ and park activities.     that could have been used by Vulcan to          a series of alternative hikes led by City          and her purse was stolen. The crime occurred between 6:00 pm,
However, due to the sudden change in the        potentially prevent the City from suing on      Recreation leaders, park activities, including     Thursday, 4/8/2010 and 7:00 am, Friday, 4/9/2010. She reported
program, the City of Duarte will waive its      the company’s proposed mining expansion         a 24-foot climbing wall, and hands-on              the loss of a purse, $33.00 in cash, her driver’s license, credit
no-refund policy for this event.                project. It also would have required the        nature experiences. The Duarte Historical          cards and a checkbook. The total loss was estimated at $133.00.
“Vulcan Materials Company has been
looking to cancel this event for weeks,”
                                                City of Duarte to indemnify Vulcan even if
                                                through Vulcan’s own negligence anyone,
                                                                                                Museum located in Encanto Park will also
                                                                                                be open for visitation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                   ARCADIA POLICE BLOTTER
said Duarte Mayor Margaret Finlay. “This        including one of its own employees, was         Admission is free. Due to the late change
unbelievable action interrupts a wholesome                                                                                                         For the period of Sunday, April 4, through Saturday, April 10, the
                                                injured during the event.                       in events, the City of Duarte will waive its       Police Department responded to 1,005 calls for service of which 144
tradition of hiking the falls, and reinforces   City of Duarte officials met with Vulcan        no refund policy. For more information or
the City of Duarte’s ongoing concerns                                                                                                              required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of
                                                representatives Jim Gore and Todd Priest,       to register for the event, call the Parks and      the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
dating back to 1988 regarding public access     Azusa City Manager Francis DeLach,              Recreation Department at (626) 357-7931.
                                                                                                                                                   Sunday, April 4:
Pasadena                                                                                                                                           1.       Units responded to Baldwin Stocker School, 422 West
                                                                                                                                                   Lemon, around 1:15 a.m. in reference to an audible alarm. Upon
Women At                           •	       Access our career                                                event and provides tremendous         arrival, officers found a classroom door was pried open and six

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                                   resource center to look for
                                   job listings                          La Salle High                       support for it’s academic, art,
                                                                                                             athletic, and financial aid
                                                                                                                                                   laptop computers were found on the ground. The unknown
                                                                                                                                                   suspects were probably frightened away by the alarm.

a FREE Weekly                      •	       Determine   which            School’s 11th                       programs. Most significantly,
                                                                                                             La Salle enrolls 5% of each           2.      Around 2:25 p.m., officers were called to Hilton Gardens
                                                                         Annual Crystal
                                   workshops would be useful
Orientation
                                                                                                             entering freshman class into          Inn, 199 North Second, regarding a grand theft report. Two male
                                   to you                                                                    the San Miguel Scholarship
                                                                         Ball set for
                                   •	       Understand career                                                                                      Hispanic suspects stayed at the hotel between April 2 and April
Entitled                           counseling
                                                                                                             Program,      a     need-based        4. Upon their departure, a housekeeper discovered that two flat
                                                                         April 30, 2010
                                                                                                             program for very low-income           screen televisions, blankets, towels, clock radio, and hair dryer were
Women At                           •	       Help guide you in
                                   career exploration and job
                                                                                                             families.                             stolen.

Work 101                           search strategies                     La Salle High School will hold
                                                                         its 11th Annual Crystal Ball
                                                                                                             Gigantic silent and live auctions
                                                                                                             will run throughout the
                                                                                                                                                   Monday, April 5:
                                                                                                                                                   3.     Between 7:00 a.m. and 12:35 p.m., a 1994 green Honda
       In case you always          Women At Work is a                    entitled “New York, New York”       evening and a Maui getaway            Accord was stolen from the 500 block of North First.
wondered “What is Women            nonprofit career center               on April 30 at the Langham          opportunity drawing will be
At Work and how can they           offering career counseling,           Hotel and Spa in Pasadena. The      held. A live band will provide        4.       An auto burglary occurred between 5:50 p.m. and 6:25
help me?” you can now                                                    2010 honorees are Dr. and Mrs.      musical entertainment.                p.m. in the 100 block of East Live Oak. Unknown suspect(s) broke
                                   computer      access    and           Dino Clarizio of Arcadia.
attend a free weekly one-          job seeking skills.     The                                          For reservations or more                   a car window and stole a backpack containing the victim’s wallet
hour orientation entitled                                                The Crystal Ball is La Salle’s information, please call La Salle          and other miscellaneous property for a reported loss of over $2,245.
                                   organization        provides                                                                                    The suspect(s) then used the victim’s credit card to make almost
Women At Work 101 given            numerous workshops as                 most important fund-raising High School at 626.696.4312.
                                                                                                                                                   $400 in fraudulent charges at a Target store and a liquor store.
every Monday from 12:00            well as classes in computer
to 1:00 pm. at Women At            programs in both English                                                                                        Tuesday, April 6:
Work’s offices at 3871 E.          and Spanish, in a small                                                                                         5.      Two victims came to the station around 3:00 p.m. to file
Colorado Blvd., Pasadena,          environment.                                                                                                    a fraud report. Their credit union notified them of a possible
CA 91107.                                                                                                                                          fraudulent activity on their joint account. When they checked their
                              For further information,                                                                                             account information, they discovered that unknown suspect(s) had
        After taking part in please call 626-796-6870,                                                                                             made a $212 unauthorized transaction at a CVS store in Florida.
this orientation, you will be ext. 14. or visit our website:
better prepared to                                                                                                                                 6.      Around 7:33 p.m., officers were called to the 200 block
                              www.womenatwork.org                                                                                                  of West Palm in reference to an AMC violation. Two Hispanic
                                                                                                                                                   subjects, a man and a woman, were found going through the
Sierra Madre                                                                                                                                       recycling bin in front of a residence. There were also two trucks
                                                                                                                                                   parked nearby filled with recyclables. They were cited for trash
The Sierra Madre Art Fair is                                                                                                                       picking and released in the field.

Returning for its 48th Annual                                                                                                                      Wednesday, April 7:
                                                                                                                                                   7.              Between 11:00 p.m. on April 6 and 5:30 a.m. on April
Weekend in the Park!                                                                                                                               7, a residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of La Cadena.
                                                                                                                                                   Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence via an unlocked second
Watercolors, Pottery, Ceramics, Gourd Art, Woodcarvings,                                                                                           story sliding glass door. The suspect(s) then stole miscellaneous
Mixed Media, Glass, Photography, Jewelry, and Oil Paintings are                                                                                    property and the victim’s car. The car was later recovered by LAPD
less than a month away from taking center stage in Sierra Madre’s                                                                                  after being involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Memorial Park. And not only seeing beauty, but also hearing
beauty through a terrific line up of talented musicians. And                                                                                       8.      A residential burglary occurred in the 00 block of West
tasting beauty via a variety of delicious food and drink.                                                                                          Woodruff between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s)
                                                                                                                                                   entered the home through an unlocked window and stole jewelry,
Mark Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, 2010, on your                                                                                             watches, and cash. The total reported loss was over $36,000.
calendars. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will again
usher Sierra Madre into the art capital of the known world…or at                                                                                   Thursday, April 8:
the very least the San Gabriel Valley.                                     1328 Oakwood Dr., Arcadia                             $998,000          9.       Shortly after 4:00 a.m., units responded to the 700 block
                                                                           Located in the Highland Oaks area of Arcadia on a fabulous street,      of Arcadia regarding two prowlers seen in a backyard. An area
Our featured artist this year is painter David Darbyshire. David           this 3BR, 2BA Ranch style home exudes charm & warmth. e
began painting at the age of 14 with the help of local artist Alfred       large LR w/picturesque windows, features hardwood oors &                check was conducted and officers found a 43-year-old male
James Dewey. And although the bulk of his painting surrounds                 replace. e cozy kitchen w/mountain views, adjoins the FR w/           Caucasian hiding in one of the yards. A record check revealed
the world of aviation, his featured piece for this year’s Art Fair         vaulted ceiling & a 2nd replace. e private backyard w/covered           that the suspect was on parole, and he was taken into custody for
takes us out to sea. David will be among 100 artists putting their         patio & lush landscaping is ideal for entertaining. Award winning       loitering and was placed on a parole hold.
artistic best feet forward.                                                Arcadia schools, transportation & shopping are very close by.
                                                                                                                                                   10.     A grand theft from auto occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the
String Planet, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds, the Joel Penner Trio,
Carbe-Durand, Banna Beg Mall, Jean’s Music and Ann Luke will             SAN GABRIEL VALLEY DOCTOR                                                 800 block of Country Oaks. A gardener saw a male Hispanic, 20-
                                                                                                                                                   40 years of age, rummaging through his client’s vehicle. When he
provide a delightful musical backdrop to this wealth of art certain
to entrance all our senses. Adding the epicurean delights will be
                                                                         CONVICTED                                                                 questioned the suspect, the man drove away in a grey Ford Escort.
                                                                                                                                                   The victim advised that she had left her car unlocked and that the
                                                                         Doctor with Duarte ‘Pain Clinic’ was Nation’s Largest
North Shore Hawaiian BBQ, Chinese & Korean BBQ, Taquito                                                                                            suspect had stolen an $800 designer coin purse with about $20 in
Lover, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Sierra Madre Historical Preservation         Buyer of Hydrocodone                                                      change.
                                                                          A physician who operated a clinic in Duarte and dispensed massive
Society serving up old fashioned lemonade and coffee and the             quantities of powerful and addictive painkillers, such as oxycodone
Friends of the Library Food Booth tantalizing us with carrot,                                                                                      Friday, April 9:
                                                                         and hydrocodone, directly out of his office without examining             11.     Officers were dispatched to the 99 Cent Store, 140 East
banana nut, zucchini, spice, cranberry and walnut breads.                “patients” who simply paid him cash for pills was sentenced this          Duarte, around 9:14 a.m. regarding a fraud investigation. The
“Fanciful Birds” is the fun and imaginative craft activity offered       afternoon to 48 months in federal prison.                                 manager advised that the corporate office had discovered several
up for children by the Creative Arts Group. Children will choose             Dr. Daniel J. Healy, 53, who until he was arrested in early 2009      unauthorized credit card transactions were made to obtain about
their favorite bird and decorate with feathers, beaks, tails and         resided in Arcadia, was sentenced this afternoon by United States         $900 in gift cards. The manager reviewed surveillance footage
wings that you can draw or cut out.                                      District Judge Manuel Real. In addition to the four-year prison term,     from the date of the transactions and discovered three male
                                                                         Judge Real ordered Healy to pay a $150,000 criminal fine. Following       subjects, Hispanic or Caucasian, using fraudulent credit cards to
And let us not forget we have the pleasure and opportunity of            his release from prison, Healy will be on supervised release for 10
                                                                         years, and he is required to perform 500 hours of community service       make the purchases.
bringing the Art Fair home with us…forever. Simply by adding
artistic treasures to our private collections from our many world        during each of those years.                                               12.     Between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., a grand theft occurred
class artists.                                                              According to court documents, from January 2005 until his arrest       at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First. A retired LAPD officer was
                                                                         on February 10, 2009, Healy ordered, dispensed and prescribed huge        exercising at the gym, and an unknown suspect defeated the
Artists: Sales are high as our Fair is well known for its superior       amounts of prescription painkillers to patients he typically did not      combination lock and stole the victim’s revolver, holster, and cash.
quality emphasizing fine arts and skilled craftsmanship. The             examine. No single doctor in the nation purchased more hydrocodone
number of entries in each category is limited so now is the              tablets than Healy did in 2008. Taking into account the cost of the       Saturday, April 10:
time apply. Visit http://sierramadrelibraryfriends.org for more          hydrocodone that Healy bought from the pharmaceutical company             13.     Units were dispatched to Arcadia Methodist Hospital
information or contact Sharon Murphy at (626) 355-3977.                  and the amount he sold to his customers, prosecutors argued that          around 7:51 a.m. in reference to a theft. The victim was sleeping
                                                                         Healy realized profits of $688,840 just on the sale of hydrocodone        in the delivery waiting room and when she awoke, she found an
In addition to an excursion through our open air art fair you            tablets in 2008.                                                          African-American employee holding her purse. He then walked
will, by joining us, enable the library to add new acquisitions               In briefs filed in relation to today’s sentencing, prosecutors       away quickly, and she discovered that her camera, cell phone, cash,
and additions to collections and support library services and            described Healy as “nothing more than a drug dealer in a lab coat,        and credit cards were missing. The suspect was a Log Technician
programs.                                                                who operated a cash-and-carry narcotics store.” Healy was more of         at the hospital, and a consent search of his vehicle was conducted.
                                                                         a “dealer” than a doctor, and a dealer who made “a huge amount of         All the stolen property was recovered from his vehicle, and the
Be sure to mark Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9:30 – 6:00pm, and Sunday,        money,” according to papers filed by prosecutors.
May 2, 2010, 9:30 – 5:00pm on our calendars as a Must See Event             Judge Real agreed with the government’s assessment: “Dr. Healy         57-year-old suspect was taken into custody for grand theft.
Weekend. Memorial Park is located in Sierra Madre at 222 West            was in this for the money, I don't think there’s any question about

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                                                                                Healy attracted the attention of federal authorities when an
                                                                         informant reported that Healy was dispensing controlled substances
                                                                         in exchange for cash payments, according to court documents. The
                                                                         informant reported that “patients” could obtain any amount of
                                                                         nearly any kind of painkillers they wanted from Healy, and then
                                                                         use the pills themselves or sell them for profit. In many instances,
                                                                         Healy accepted cash payments for manufacturer bottles of narcotics
                                                                         containing as many as 500 pills. According to DEA informants,
                                                                         Healy either did not examine or made only cursory examinations
                                                                         of “patients” who directly received drugs or obtained prescriptions.
                                                                         A criminal complaint filed last year said that Healy was known to
                                                                         inquire whether his “patients” wanted a “party size” or a “family size”
                                                                         bottle of narcotics.
                                                                             Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration found
                                                                         that in 2008 Healy ordered more than 1 million hydrocodone tablets
                                                                         – more than any other individual practitioner in the nation, which                          IRRIGATION SYSTEMS Landscape Lighting Waterfalls
                                                                         includes doctors who worked at large pain management clinics. In
                                                                         contrast, the average pharmacy in the United States ordered 111,226
                                                                         pills that year, meaning that Healy himself ordered nearly 10 times
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                                                                         In the City of Duarte, Healy ordered nearly three times more
                                                                         hydrocodone during 2008 than the CVS, Wal-Mart, Target and City
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Mountain Views News        Saturday, April 17, 2010




Asteroid Flies 7.2 Magnitude                                                                                                               Art Dealer Gets Seven
Within Earth Quake Shakes                                                                                                                  Years for Selling Fakes
Moon Orbit Southern Cal.                                                                                                                     A La Cañada woman who           printed other art works in her
                                                                                                                                           sold fake art – including         own printing shop, and sold
                                By Dean Lee                                                                                                works purported to be by          that bogus art on the auction
                                                                                                                                           Picasso, Dali and Chagall –       as genuine. Eubanks and
                                  Geologists at Cal tech had                                                                               through a rigged televised art    others forged signatures on
                                Easter Sunday celebrations                                                                                 auction has been sentenced        some of the works, including
                                abruptly cut short to hold                                                                                 to 84 months in federal           purported lithographs from
                                a press briefing after a large                                                                             prison.                           Picasso, Chagall and Dali. To
                                earthquake rocked the U.S.                                                                                   Kristine Eubanks, 52, was       support the scam, Eubanks
                                Mexico border severely                                                                                     sentenced late yesterday by       also forged Certificates of
                                damaging eighty percent of                                                                                 United States District Judge      Authenticity for certain
                                historic downtown Calexico,                                                                                Gary A. Feess, who said           pieces and provided falsified
                                Calif.                                                                                                     that the fraud scheme was         appraisals for some of
                                    Officials said the 7.2                                                                                 “audacious in its scope” and      the jewelry that was sold
                                magnitude quake, located                                                                                   “blatantly illegal.”              to customers. Eubanks
                                in Mexico, was responsible                                                                                      The scam, run through        and others also rigged the
                                for at least three deaths in                                                                               a company called Fine Art         bidding for the auction
                                the cities of Mexicali and                                                                                 Treasures Gallery, falsely        process by arranging for fake
Caption: NASA’s Infrared        Tijuana.                                                                                                   told customers that art sold      bids to be announced on the
Telescope Facility atop Mauna    Over 5,000 families have also                                                                             on the company’s television       program to falsely drive up
Kea, Hawaii                     reported that their homes are       “It [Landers] was the same         felt. Hundreds of people            show had been found at            prices for the art they sold to
     A newly discovered                                            size, the fault was 60 miles        have also posted video of           “estate liquidations all over     the public.
asteroid, 2010 GA6, safely                                         long, that was also a strike-       the quake on YouTube and            the world.” Instead, Eubanks         Eubanks’ husband, Gerald
flew by Earth Thursday                                             slip earthquake,” Jones             CNN’s iReport.                      and others sold fake and          Sullivan, 54, previously
afternoon. At time of closest                                      explained. “It also stared in         At press time Thursday, a         forged art that they had          pleaded guilty to conspiracy
approach 2010 GA6 was                                              the south and ruptured to the       5.3- magnitude aftershock           bought from suppliers, as         to commit wire fraud and
about 359,000 kilometers                                           north. And we saw all these         struck 32 miles southeast           well as forgeries they had        interstate      transportation
(223,000 miles) away from                                          triggered earthquakes to the        of Mexicali, according to           printed themselves and            of stolen property. He is
Earth - about 9/10ths the                                          north and northwest.”               the USGS. Since Sunday,             signed on behalf of the           scheduled to be sentenced
distance to the moon. The                                             Jones said the USGS had          there have been hundreds of         artists. The scam brought in      by Judge Feess on May 24,
asteroid, approximately 22                                         little aftershock data in           aftershocks scientists said.        well over $20 million from        at which time he faces a
meters (71 feet) wide, was                                         Mexico because they do not                                              more than 10,000 victims          statutory maximum sentence
discovered by the Catalina                                         have instruments there.                                                 across the country.               of six years in federal prison.
Sky Survey, Tucson, Az.                                              She also said that although                                                Eubanks pleaded guilty                  As part of the
    “Fly by of near-Earth                                          the type of faulting between                                            in April 2007 to conspiracy       investigation into Fine
objects within the moon’s         Lucile Jones
                                                                   Landers and Sunday’s quake                                              to commit mail fraud,             Arts, federal authorities
orbit occur every few           uninhabitable.                     were the same, strike-slip,                                             wire      fraud,     interstate   seized approximately $3.8
weeks,” said Don Yeomans            The shaking was widely         the two occurred on different                                           transportation of stolen          million from bank accounts
of NASA’s Near-Earth            felt throughout Southern           tectonic plates. Landers’                                               property and to filing a false    controlled by Eubanks
Object Office at the Jet        California.                        mainshock was located                                                   income tax return. Through        and Sullivan. Those funds
Propulsion Laboratory.             The quake, located along        on the Pacific Plate while                                              this company, Eubanks and         have been forfeited to the
  NASA detects and tracks       the Laguna Salada fault            Sunday’s quake happened on                                              her conspirators operated an      government, which is in
asteroids     and      comets   line in Baja California, was       the North American Plate.                                               art auction television show,      the process of notifying
passing close to Earth using    similar to the 1992 Landers             Users of popular social                                            which aired on Friday and         thousands of potential
both ground and space-          Earthquake said seismologist       networking sites such as                                                Saturday nights on DirecTV        victims that they may have
based telescopes. The Near-     Lucile Jones with the US           Facebook and Twitter were                                               and The Dish Network, and         purchased bogus artworks.
Earth Object Observations       Geological Survey.                 also quick to post what they                                            sold art to customers around         This case was investigated
Program, commonly called                                                                                                                   the United States. Eubanks        by the national Art Crime
“Spaceguard,”       discovers
these objects, characterizes    Vicino Officially in the Race for Top Cop                                                                  and her husband, Gerald
                                                                                                                                           Sullivan, ran the scheme
                                                                                                                                                                             Team at the Federal Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                             of     Investigation,      IRS-
a subset of them and plots      By Dean Lee                                                            candidates.                         from 2002 through 2006.           Criminal         Investigation,
their orbits to determine                                                                                   Beck did announced                  Eubanks admitted that        and the Los Angeles Police
if any could be potentially         The buzz around town
                                Thursday had numerous                                                  Wednesday his plan to               she obtained fake art from        Department’s Art Theft
hazardous to our planet.                                                                               appoint a second advisory           various      suppliers,    and    Detail.
   JPL manages the Near-        sources      reporting     that
                                interim police chief Chris                                             panel that will interview
Earth Object Program
Office for NASA’s Science       Vicino is, in fact, a candidate                                        the three finalist candidates
                                                                                                       and provide him with their          Community Meeting will Provide
                                for the open permanent
Mission Directorate in
Washington. JPL is a            position of Pasadena police                                            feedback.
                                                                                                           The intention is for the
                                                                                                                                           Update on Heritage Square
division of the California      chief. Vicino later confirmed                                                                               The Northwest Commission             Once finalized, the RFP
                                the reports as true.                                                   panel to represent a cross-
Institute of Technology                                                                                section of the entire Pasadena      and the Fair Oaks Project         will be reviewed by the
in     Pasadena.      Cornell      Two other top candidate                                                                                 Area Committee will host          Northwest       Commission,
                                names were also leaked,                                                community.
University, Ithaca, N.Y.,                                                             Chris Vicino        “I encourage everyone to         a community meeting               Fair Oaks Project Area
operates     the      Arecibo   neither of which could be                                                                                  Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m.     Committee and Pasadena
                                verified at press time. A now                                          consider who could provide
Observatory      under      a                                                                          excellent leadership to this        in the auditorium at Jackie       City Council.
cooperative       agreement     embattled advisory panel           Beck for the advisory panel                                             Robinson Center , 1020 N.               Heritage Square is a
                                had, behind closed doors last      saying it did not reflect the       important work,” said Beck.
with the National Science                                                                              “I will make the names of the       Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena.       2.88-acre site owned by
Foundation in Arlington,        month, recommended three           community. There was a                                                        The Heritage Square         the Pasadena Community
                                top candidates out of a pool       lack of representation from         panelists known before they
Va.                                                                                                    interview the candidates.”          Request For Proposals             Development Commission.
    For more information        of 66. The city’s next police      Northwestern         Pasadena,                                          Working       Group       will    As proposed, development
                                chief will be hired by City        black men and low income                  Nominations may be
about asteroids and near-                                                                              e-mailed       to      mbeck@       present the draft RFP for         of the site would occur in two
Earth objects, visit:           Manager Michael Beck.              residents they said.                                                    the residential component         phases, with the first phase
                                  Critics of Vicino have said        At the end of the meeting         cityofpasadena.net;       they
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/                                                                               may also be made by calling         of the Heritage Square            to consist of an affordable
asteroidwatch.                  that because Pasadena police       Beck made a plea not to start                                           development site.                 rental-housing complex for
                                officers on the 16 member          over. He made a number              (626) 744-4222 no later than
                                                                                                                                                 The working group,          very-low-income       seniors
  Pet of the                    advisory      panel     answer     of suggestions including            Monday, April 12.
                                                                                                            According to reports,          comprised of community            and a second phase with a
                                directly to him, the selection     putting together a second                                               members and city staff, was       commercial component.
   Week                         process in choosing Vicino         community advisory panel            Santa Monica Deputy Chief
                                                                                                       of Police Phil Sanchez and          formed to prepare an RFP              To receive alerts about
                                was flawed. Community              to interview the top three                                              for development of this first     future community meetings
                                members have called for the        candidates. He also said            Austin Chief of Police Art
                                                                                                       Acevedo also made the cut.          phase of the Heritage Square      and other Heritage Square
                                hiring process to be done          that he could go back to                                                site at 19 E. Orange Grove        updates, e-mail jwong@
                                over, for this and other           the 66 original applicants.           Acevedo said late Thursday
                                                                                                       he is no longer a candidate.        Blvd. and north to 790 N.         cityofpasadena.net or call
                                reasons.                           Beck also made clear that he                                            Fair Oaks Ave.                    (626) 744-8316.
                                   At a meeting March 24           did not have to choose any          Sanchez could not be reached
                                                                                                       for comment
                                community leaders criticized       of the recommended top
                                                                                                                                           Rose Bowl Loop , Police
                                 City Dropped as Part of Amgen Tour                                                                        Helicopters, Police Chief
                                   Race officials announced Wednesday that
                                                                                                                                           Search are Topics on the
                                 this year’s Amgen Tour of California will not
                                 include Pasadena. Andrew Messick President
                                                                                                                                           Latest ‘City Beat’
                                 of AEG Sports, which run the event, made                                                                    Improvements to the Rose        p.m., Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.,
                                 the following statement.                                                                                  Bowl Loop, a new Pasadena         Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.,
  Hemingway, an adorable,                                                                                                                  police helicopter with quiet      Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays
four year old Miniature           “Due to severe road damage on the Angeles
                                 Crest Highway (Route 2) above La Cañada                                                                   technology and the search         at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at
Pinscher mix needs a loving                                                                                                                process for the next police       5:30 p.m.
home! He is outgoing and         Flintridge caused by the recent winter
                                 storms, we have been forced to change the                                                                 chief are the topics on the        KPAS is on channel 3 on the
gets along well with other                                                                                                                 latest “City Beat” airing on      Charter Communications
dogs. He knows the “sit”         route for Stage 6 of the 2010 Amgen Tour of
                                 California. This change is being made at the                                                              KPAS and the Internet.            cable system in Pasadena
command and walks well                                                                                                                        Moderator Ann Erdman           . Streaming video of all
on leash. Come visit with        direct request of Caltrans, which has notified
                                 us that due to the potential safety hazards,                                                              is joined by Pasadena City        KPAS programming can be
Hemingway today!                                                                                                                           Councilman Chris Holden           accessed in real time by going
  The regular dog adoption       the road will be unable to accommodate our           Bear Lake as planned and we look forward
                                 race. Stage 6, scheduled for May 21, 2010,                                                                ,    Pasadena     Star-News       to www.cityofpasadena.net/
fee is $120, which includes                                                           to a challenging stage in the San Gabriel and        reporter Dan Abendschein          publicaffairs and clicking on
medical care prior to            will no longer start in Pasadena and we are          San Bernardino Mountains. As long-term
                                 working to secure a new stage start, which                                                                and Mountain Views News           Video Streaming.
adoption,      spaying    or                                                          partners with Pasadena, we appreciate how            reporter Dean Lee.                  For more information call
neutering,      vaccinations,    we are hopeful of announcing in the coming           graciously they have handled this difficult
                                 days.”                                                                                                           “City Beat” replays        (626) 795-5556.
and a follow-up visit with a                                                          situation. We look forward to returning to           Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6
participating vet.                He continued, “Stage 6 will still finish in Big     Pasadena soon.”
   Please call 626-792-7151
and ask for A267123 or
come to the Pasadena            Police to Host ‘Twist on Classic Rodeo’
Humane Society & SPCA,            The Pasadena Police Department will host a          Taylor, who recently became Pasadena’s second
361 S. Raymond Ave ,            “motorcycle rodeo” Wednesday featuring the            Traffic Lieutenant to complete the rigorous two-
                                motorcycle riding skills of law enforcement           week traffic training course in order to better
Pasadena CA , 91105 .           officers from all over southern California. The       understand what’s required of his team. Most
Our adoption hours are          event is open to the public to observe at no cost.    motor officers complete the training early in
11-3 Sunday, 9-4 Tuesday,         “This event really showcases the talent, skills     their careers since a promotion typically involves
Wednesday, Thursday, and        and incredible abilities required of motorcycle       transferring out of the section to another area of
Friday, and 9-3 Saturday.       officers,” says interim Chief of Police Christopher   the department. “To complete the course as a
Directions and photos of        Vicino. “The skill level required to operate a        lieutenant with 25 plus years on the department
all pets updated hourly         motorcycle under the conditions with which            means keeping up with the youth and enthusiasm
may be found at www.            most urban officers must function far exceed          of much younger officers,” Taylor continues. “It
pasadenahumane.org.             what is required for normal street riding.”           was a grueling two weeks, but I’m glad I did it.”
                                 “This event is part training, but mostly friendly      The competition will take place at the Rose Bowl
                                competition for bragging rights,” says Lt. Randell    beginning at 8:00 am in Lots K and F.
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                                                                                                                                                                           Mountain Views News               Saturday,April 17, 2010


 PUSD Supporters Promote ‘Yes! Pasadena                                                                                                                        SCHOOL DIRECTORY
 Public Schools’ Campaign                                                                                                                                                             Alverno High School
The Pasadena Unified School District partnered                                                                                                                             200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024
with the 2009 Pasadena Neighborhood Leadership                                                                                                                           (626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick
Institute Project Saturday to kick off the ‘Yes!                                                                                                                             E-mail address: agillick@alverno-hs.org
Pasadena Public Schools’ campaign. A number                                                                                                                                           Arcadia High School
of PUSD officials were on hand including, School                                                                                                                             180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007
Superintendent Edwin Diaz and PUSD Board                                                                                                                             Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: David L. Vannasdall
President Tom Selinske.                                                                                                                                                            Arroyo Pacific Academy
With a contribution from the Pasadena Education                                                                                                                                 41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,
Foundation, the Yes! Pasadena Public Schools                                                                                                                                  (626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke
ads will launch on the inside of Pasadena ARTS                                                                                                                              E-mail address: pclarke@arroyopacific.org
Buses. The campaign is designed to also appear                                                                                                                                            Barnhart School
in local papers, on Facebook pages, calling cards,                                                                                                                        240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007
local newsletters, buttons, PUSD’s KLRN-TV,                                                                                                                           (626) 446-5588 Head of School: Joanne Testa Cross
lawn signs, and according to Nathane, “basically                                                                                                                                  Kindergarten - 8th grade
anywhere we can get a free venue. Who knows                                                                                                                                   website: www.barnhartschool.com
where you will see the Yes! Pasadena Public
Schools ads next!”                                                                                                                                                                Bethany Christian School
                                                                                                                                                                           93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024
“California standards test scores in Pasadena                                                                                                                              (626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl
Unified School District rose for the seventh                                                                                                                                    E-mail address: jml@bcslions.org
consecutive year in 2009, outpacing state and
county growth rates. The district posted an API                                                                                                                               Carden of the Foothills School
score of 742 in 2009, up 22 points from 2008. Yet                                                                                                                 429 Wildrose Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 626/358-9414
one third of school aged children in our city are                                                                                                                     626/358-5164 fax office@cardenofthefoothills.com
enrolled in private or parochial schools,” stated                                                                                                                                      The Gooden School
Betsy Nathane, a PNLI member and owner of a                      achievements of students, schools and staff, to build community                                          192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024
local advertising firm.                                          support for public education. The PNLI class of 2009 has designed                                        (626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano
The chosen mission of the 2009 class is to improve the community an ad campaign to run throughout Pasadena touting PUSD’s                                                       website: www.goodenschool.org
perception of PUSD schools by publicizing positive aspects and college acceptances, state and national awards, signature programs,                                               High Point Academy
                                                                 and other distinctions.                                                                                    1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road
                                                                                                                                                                                 Pasadena, Ca. 91107
MUIR HIGH SCHOOL’S                                                                                                                                                                  626-798-8989
ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL                                                                                                                                              website: www.highpointacademy.org
SCIENCE ACADEMY WINS                                                                                                                                                                  LaSalle High School
NATIONAL AWARD                                                                                                                                                              3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
                                                                                                                                                                            (626) 351-8951 Principal: Patrick Bonacci
National Academy Foundation Confers Planning Grant for                                                                                                                             website: www.lasallehs.org
College & Career Pathway Initiative
 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) officials announced                                                                                                                        Monrovia High School
today that John Muir High School’s Engineering and                                                                                                                     325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
Environmental Science Academy has been awarded a planning               Local clinic to provide free, speech, language and                                            (626) 471-2000, email: schools@monrovia.k12.ca.us
grant from the National Academy Foundation. The grant for               hearing screenings for children in and around the San                                              Norma Coombs Alternative School
Muir’s High School planning team is for professional development
at the NAF’s annual summer institute in Philadelphia. The grant
                                                                        Gabriel Valley community in recognition of Better                                                    2600 Paloma St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107
allows Muir to send a team of teachers and administrators to            Hearing & Speech Month.                                                                          (626) 798-0759 Principal: Dr. Vanessa Watkins
                                                                                                                                                                              E-mail address: watkins12@pusd.us
the institute, where they will take workshops and participate in
professional development.                                               •	        Justine Sherman & Associates - 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra Madre                                    Odyssey Charter School
                                                                        California 91024                                                                                    725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001
“The college and career pathways initiative at John Muir High                                                                                                            (626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill
School is winning distinction at the national level, and is a           •	        2nd Annual JSA Speech & Hearing Wellness Fair: May is Better Hearing
                                                                        & Speech Month                                                                                       website: www.odysseycharterschool.org
testament to the community’s investment in the reinvention of
John Muir,” said Superintendent Edwin Diaz.                             •	        Saturday, May 15th 10am – 2pm                                                                      Pasadena High School
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) works to sustain a                •	        RSVP to reserve screening time: justine@justineshermanslp.com or                          2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
national network of career academies to support the development         (626) 355-1729                                                                                     (626) 798-8901 Principal: Dr. Derick Evans
of America's youth toward personal and professional success in          •	        Free event open to public – screenings available on first come first serve                    website: www.pasadenahigh.org
high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers.         basis without advance RSVP                                                                          Pasadena Unified School District
“I am so proud of our team’s accomplishments and look                                                                                                                        351 S. Hudson Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91109
                                                                            Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing                                               (626) 795-6981 website: www.pusd@pusd.us
forward to expanding and enhancing the achievements of our              Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month
academies,” said Muir High School Principal Sheryl Orange.
                                                                        each May to raise public awareness of speech and language                                                   St. Rita Catholic School
PUSD has adopted college and career pathways as a reform                                                                                                                  322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024
                                                                        disorders that affect 14 million Americans. Speech and                                            (626) 355-9028 Principal: Joanne Harabedian
initiative to make high schools more rigorous and relevant for          language disorders can take many forms and can limit academic
its students. Strengthening the academies at John Muir High                                                                                                                         website: www.st-rita.org
                                                                        achievement, social adjustment, and career advancement. An
School began as part of its overall reinvention three years ago,
                                                                        individual may be born with a speech or language disorder, or                                        Sierra Madre Elementary School
after PUSD reconstituted the school to accelerate academic                                                                                                               141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024
achievement.                                                            it may be caused by accidental injury or illness.                                                   (626) 355-1428 Principal: Gayle Bluemel
Now, all students are placed in one of four academies that              “Fortunately, most people with speech and language problems                                          E-mail address:gbluemel220@pusd.us
integrate themes like Engineering and Environmental Science             can be helped,” says Justine Sherman, MA, CCC-SLP, COM.                                                 Sierra Madre Middle School
into the school’s regular college preparatory curriculum. Teams         “Even if the problem cannot always be eliminated, we can                                            160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024
of teachers, counselors and administrators in each academy              teach those with speech and language problems strategies to                                        (626) 836-2947 Principal: Gayle Bluemel
work daily with students to identify, explore and build skills in                                                                                                       Contact person: Garrett Newsom, Asst. Principal
academic subject areas where students have a particular interest        help them improve their communication skills”.
                                                                                                                                                                            E-mail address: gbluemel220@pusd.us
and aptitude.                                                           Free speech-language screenings will be offered for children                                                  Weizmann Day School
Funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the grant was secured            ages 3–12 during Justine Sherman & Associates 2nd Annual                                            1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107
through the Pasadena Educational Foundation, a nonprofit                Speech and Hearing Wellness Fair in recognition of Better                                                        (626) 797-0204
organization whose mission is to support educational programs,          Hearing & Speech Month. This free event addressing topics such                                           Lisa Feldman: Head of School
students and teachers of the Pasadena Unified School District,          as speech-language disorders and healthy communication will
which serves Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre.                       take place between 10am-2pm, Saturday May 15th. In addition                                                  Wilson Middle School
                                                                        to free carnival games, arts, crafts and snacks, the event will                                        300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107
               STAR PARTIES FOR KIDS                                    include information on speech and language, and practical tips                                         (626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln
  April 24 will be a big day and night for looking up,                  for encouraging language development in children.                                                         E-mail address: resseln@pusd.us
   seeing as it’s Worldwide Astronomy Day. Local                                                                                                                            Pasadena Unified School District
     children can find the stars at Library Park in                     For more information:
                                                                                                                                                                             351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109
 Monrovia that evening. Check it out on this website:                   http://www.justineshermanslp.com/events.php or http://www.                                                       (626) 795-6981
                                                                        facebook.com/justineshermanslp                                                                             Website: www.pusd@pusd.us
         http://www.otastro.org/astronomers/




                                                                                                                                                                      “…On Second Thought…”
  Sun Fire, Moon Ice, Stars In Our Eyes:
  The Sun Spits Its Fire                                                                                                                                       A new study conducted by
                                                                                                                                                               Microsoft Research has come to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and\or anti-virus protection but is
                                                                                                                                                                                                        in reality the same malware that
   An international team of         (aurora borealis and australis).   the circular polarization ratio            Christian Science Church,                    the conclusion that having users         it reportedly protects the users’
solar and space scientists          But CMEs can also have             (CPR) indicate either surface              7855 Alverstone Ave., corner                 change their passwords as part of a      computer from. A clue that this
                                                                                                                                                               comprehensive computing security         might be the case is when the
have built the most complete        less appealing consequences        roughness or ice.                          of 79th St., Westchester. (The               policy isn’t quite as effective or       software is nearly impossible to
picture yet of the full impact      such as power outages on the         The observations suggest                 backup date in case the event                necessary, as previously thought. In     uninstall and requires that some
of large solar eruptions called     ground, interference with          that water ice exists in many of           is clouded out is a month later,             many cases, the researchers found,       action (usually monetary) be
Coronal      Mass      Ejections    communications, and damage         the small craters in permanent             Saturday, May 22.)                           the extra work involved in resolving     taken before the computer can be
                                                                                                                                                               password-related issues actually         restored to “normal”.
(CMEs) as these huge bodies of      to Earth-orbiting satellites.      darkness near the north pole                  Everyone is invited to                    incurred additional costs for IT         The danger in taking these new
solar material travel from the      They can also present a health     of the Moon. According to the              look through high-quality                    departments and lost working time        findings out of context is the
Sun to the Earth. Dr. Mario         risk to astronauts who happen      scientists’ analysis, the CPR              telescopes at the planet Saturn,             for end-users. Counter-measures          adoption of the attitude that basic
Bisi of Aberystwyth University      to be conducting a space           values recorded indicate that              the craters of the Moon, and                 taken by frustrated users often          computer security protections no
                                                                                                                                                               circumvent the requirement for           longer need apply since there’s
(in Wales) presented the            walk at the time a CME event       this ice must be at least 6.5–9.8          stars and nebulae. The April                 secrecy as frequently-changed            nothing that one can do to keep
study’s results at the British      interacts with the Earth.          feet thick. The researchers note           24 celebration of the sky is on              passwords are often written down         ones’ computer safe in the first
Royal Astronomical Society’s                                           that the ice is not distributed            Astronomy Day and is one                     and attached to computer monitors        place. Following closely behind
meeting April 13 in Glasgow.          NEW STUDY SHOWS                  evenly over the lunar surface,             of many events scheduled by                  or other nearby office furniture,        this attitude is that the total
                                                                                                                                                               publicly displaying the very thing       reliance on an all-in-one hardware
   CMEs—giant eruptions of          THICK ICE ON THE                   suggesting that it may have                the international astronomy                  that was meant to be kept secret in      or software solution that is put
the Sun’s atmosphere from           MOON                               been deposited through an                  advocacy           organization              the first place.                         in place and just assumed to be
its “surface” which are ejected       Water ice exists in large        episodic deposition process                Astronomers Without Borders                  Although these conclusions may           doing what we need it to do in
out into space—are many             quantities in many small           such as comet or asteroid                  during       April—designated                at first appear counter-intuitive to     order to keep us safe. The former
                                                                                                                                                               previous conventional wisdom,            attitude is likely to be adopted by
times larger than the Earth         craters near the Moon’s north      impacts. Because these lunar               Global Astronomy Month                       they merely reflect the reality of       single end-users, frustrated by the
and typically contain over a        pole, according to analysis        craters near the north pole                (GAM).       For a complete                  the ever-evolving threats we face        need for continuous monitoring
billion tons of matter. They        of initial results from the        are in permanent shadow,                   schedule of GAM events, see                  in today’s modern computing              of their machines for signs of
travel away from the Sun at         miniature synthetic aperture       ice would remain stable there              astronomerswithoutborders.                   world. Brute-Force password              infection. The latter attitude is
                                                                                                                                                               cracking utilities are as popular        found in frustrated end users and
speeds of up to several million     radar (Mini-SAR) experiment        indefinitely.                              org/.                                        as ever in hacker circles but even       in larger computing enterprises as
miles per hour and can impact       on     board     the   Indian                                                    People of all ages—                       more common, and more efficient,         well, and just as frequently they
into comets, asteroids, and         Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft,             COMMUNITY                               and especially children—                     are the various phishing scams           are found they are always wrong.
planets—including the Earth.        which mapped most of the           TELESCOPES POINT                           are encouraged to come                       that often trick the unsuspecting        Sophisticated problems are solved
                                                                                                                                                               into giving up valuable personal         by sophisticated thinking and the
   Our planet is normally           area near the north pole of        STARWARD APRIL 24                          learn about the sky from                     information in response to the           development and adoption of even
protected from CMEs by our          the Moon between February             The community is invited to             knowledgeable astronomers,                   receipt of email purporting to be        more sophisticated solutions.
own magnetic field, but the         and April 2009. The Mini-          share a family evening under               and anyone who has a                         from a legitimate source.                For the unsophisticated, what
twisted magnetic fields carried     SAR instrument collected           the stars on Saturday, April               telescope of his or her own is               The level of sophistication that         makes sense is common sense:
                                                                                                                                                               hackers use to gather valuable           reputable firewall, reputable anti-
by CMEs can break through           data on the polarization of        24, with author/astronomy                  welcome to bring it. For more                information from end users has           virus, keeping them up to date,
this protective shield, causing     radio waves reflected off the      educator Bob Eklund and                    star party information, call                 risen to the point of getting the user   keeping your computer off-line
particles to stream down over       lunar surface. These data          fellow volunteers from local               (310) 216-5947.                              to assist in the theft process. One of   as much as possible, frequent
the Earth’s polar regions. They     give the researchers insight       astronomy clubs. This free                    You can contact Bob at:                   the new avenues of attack that uses      backups to something outside
                                                                                                                                                               this methodology is the production       your regular computer and having
typically lead to displays of the   into lunar surface features.       event is 7:30–10:00 p.m.                   b.eklund@MtnViewsNews.                       and dissemination of software that       a good relationship with reputable
northern and southern lights        For instance, high values of       in the parking lot of the                  com.                                         is advertised to be anti-spyware         computer repair folks.
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Mountain Views News            Saturday, April 17, 2010
                                                                         Good Food and Drink
                                      TABLE FOR TWO                                                                                           PIZZA PASTA              Live@322 April
                                                          By Peter Dills                                                                      PANINI                   1    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM   New Astro Turf ......folk, rock, & roots country

                                          RED WHITE + BLUEZZ                                                                                  STEAKS                   2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Black Crown String Band + The Saubers
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lisa Finnie & Freinds
                                                                                                                                              SEAFOOD                  4    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Oapera to Broadway with Danny Guererro

                               As spring pushes flowers up, it also picks its way among the human heart
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Quiz Nite Trivia Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Murphy’s Flaw ~ bluegrass at is best !!
                             and the melodic tones of romance. With the difficulties of the economy,                                                                   8    8:00 PM - 11:00 PM   Cow Bop featuring Bruce Forman
                             one’s wallet can quickly resemble the frail figure of Calista Flockhart. If your      Great fresh Italian,                                9
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Jack Sheldon Quartet
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jazz Vocalist Judy Platt
                             lady doesn’t eat like a bird, you may need to nest upon a good deal when
dining out. For this week’s experience, you may have to sit at, or near the bar, but this place does have
                                                                                                                           Great Jazz,                                 11   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Opera to Broadway with Danny Guererro
comfortable seating.                                                                                                         Cool Bar                                  13   8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Quiz Nite Trivia Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Jennifer Leitham Trio
                                                                                                                     Very reasonably
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   Red White and Bluezz has become a flagship restaurant in Pasadena and I would place them in an                                                                      15   8:00 PM - 11:00 PM   Lightnin Willie & the Poor Boys
elite class, with the likes of Parkway Grill and Bistro 45. It is casual at Red White+Bluezz, but a nice
shirt and jeans don’t stop the elites from enjoying a bite to eat at this restaurant.                                          priced,                                 16   9:00 PM - 11:45 PM   Mercy & the Merketts Dance Party

   Last weeks column was about saving money at restaurants without using a coupon, the only way                             this is the                                17
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dave Osti & the Dynamites
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Opera to Broadway with Danny Guererro
that most men roll, but it was exclusively ladies night last week. As for this week, the guys get a chance
to sit and dine with the super deals. I began my evening at Red White + Bluezz with the Maryland Blue
                                                                                                                   best hang in LA!!!                                  20   8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Quiz Nite Trivia Game
                                                                                                                                                                       21   8:00 PM - 11:00 PM   The Song Sirens ....
Crab Cakes, with a tropical salsa and passion fruit aioli for ($6), I know, I rave about the Crab Cakes
at the Frontrunner, are these as good, well no, but you aren’t paying ($26) either. You can also enjoy a                    Extensive                                  22   8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a collective of LA’s female singer songwriters
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Dave Tull Trio
nice soup or salad for ($5). I recommend the creamy garlic Caesar with shaved Reggiano. I was full at                         wine list                                23   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Mercy Powell Jazz Quartet
this point of my meal but a reviewer has to review, and I guess that my pants don’t have to fit!!! Next,                                                                    8:30 PM - 11:30 PM   Swing Dancing with Flat Top Tom
I clenched my chops upon the Southwest Pulled                                                                                Specialty                                 24   8:00 PM - 11:30 PM   Iliana Rose .... dance to Salsa, Cuban Jazz
Kurabuta Pork Sandwich ($10) with addicting and
I do mean addicting sweet potato fries. As I left that                                                                    Beers on Tap                                 25
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Opera to Broadway with Danny Guererro
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Quiz Nite Trivia Game
night, I do believe that I heard the chair creak and                                                                                                                   28   8:00 PM - 11:00 PM   the Music of Brian Owen jazz Trumpeter
my belt grab a firm hold of my new belly.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 and “Gypsy Rhumba”with Rodger Espinoza
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Pinot Noir. For the blue-collar beer drinkers, there
are 11 beers by the bottle for a wallet saving ($3). So,
if you want to treat a princess but pay like a pauper,
this spot is for you. The hours of the happy hour at
Red White +Bluezz are some of the most flexible
I have seen. Monday through Saturday 11 AM to
7 PM, Thursday Night from 10 PM to Midnight.
Thursday is geared to the restaurant worker crowd.

  Red White+Bluezz 70 S. Raymond Old Pasadena
(626) 792-4441

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                HOWARD Hays                                 later and pocket millions in profit.                                                                                        GREG Welborn
                As I See It
                                                               Meg Whitman was one such recipient
                                                            when she chose Goldman Sachs to handle                                       The Tax Man Commeth,
                   Ever hear of Pierre Omidyar? 
                                                            eBay’s own IPO and the later acquisition of
                                                            PayPal.  Her reward was to go spinning with                                    Will He Ever Leave?
                                                            Goldman, pocketing some $1.78 million in
                 Didn’t think so.  He’s a French-           profits, along with a seat on the Goldman                             Thursday was tax day, and millions of Americans       wealth and employment.
                 born computer programmer                   Sachs board.  Whitman claimed this was                             rushed to complete their annual returns and get
                 with family roots in Iran, who                                                                                that all-important April 15th postmark. This year,          A recent interview of Henry
                                                            related to her business as a private client,                                                                                Waxman, illustrated this point poignantly. When
had a consulting company in San Jose called                 rather than as eBay CEO.  Others didn’t see                        at least, there can be some consolation taken in the
Echo Bay Technology Group.  He developed                                                                                       fact that things could be worse. We could suffer         the chairman of the Commerce Committee was
                                                            it that way, and she became the target of                                                                                   asked how much taxation is enough, how much
a web-based program for unloading used                      an eBay stockholders’ suit accusing her of                         under the tax burden inflicted on most Europeans.
                                                                                                                                                                                        is too much to ask people to pay, his response was
stuff - the first such item unloaded being                                                                                     Then again, if the current administration has its
                                                            making corporate decisions based not on                            way, we may soon surpass the European burden.            “I haven’t really given that much thought”. I wish
a broken laser pointer.  Seeking to register                the best interests of the company, but for                                                                                  that was a mis-quote. I wish there was a context to
a domain name some fifteen years ago, he                    her own personal benefit.   A Delaware judge                          Let’s start, though with a brief understanding        the comment which excused the willful ignorance
learned “Echo Bay” had already been taken,                  refused motions to dismiss the case, and                           of just what we face in the United States. I’m           and arrogance of one of the most powerful
so he shortened it to “eBay”.  Omidyar is now               Whitman settled in 2005.  David Shapiro,                           going to use as an example, some of the personal         leaders in Congress to the reality facing our most
a billionaire and no, I don’t begrudge him that.            Professor at City University of New York                           observations shared by Mike Donahue, a young             productive citizens. But there isn’t. Those who
Here’s an entrepreneur who took an emerging                                                                                    entrepreneur, whose Thursday’s article in the Wall       seek to “spread the wealth” rarely have any idea
                                                            specializing in financial fraud, commented:                        Street Journal chronicles painfully detail the tax       of, nor experience in, what it takes to actually
technology and developed a business model                   “She had no understanding of the appearance
to facilitate things people like to do - buying,                                                                               burden already faced by those in our country who         create wealth. The wealth of our country doesn’t
                                                            of impropriety ... She didn’t acknowledge in                       have labored hard to build something for their           just grow on trees. It doesn’t exist to simply be
selling, bidding, collecting, cleaning out the              hindsight that it didn’t look good. What will                      families and, in the process, have employed many         picked up from the ground by one person or the
attic and coming home to find something                     become of all the conflicts of interest that                       others in their communities. Mr. Donahue speaks          other. This is the great misunderstanding which
really neat left on the doorstep.  Economist                come before her as governor?”                                      of the 20 years he has taken to build his business, of   characterizes so much of liberal thought. The left
Adam Smith likened creating wealth to taking                   Related to the question of creating wealth                      the 70 hour long weeks, of the sacrifices to family      believes that wealth simply exists and thus should
a tree branch, which has no value, and carving              vs. making money is the matter of taxation                         and personal pleasure necessitated by keeping his        be shared in some reasonable and “equitable”
it into an ax handle, which does.  Mr. Omidyar              addressed in “Building a New California”,                          business open during several of the recessions he’s      fashion as they define it. The reality is that wealth
took his niche of the internet and carved it                a recent “policy agenda” released by the                           had to face along the way. He comments movingly          has to be created. That means that entrepreneurs,
into a worldwide marketplace.                                                                                                  of the work ethic inculcated in him by delivering        risk takers, have to invest something, tempting
                                                            Whitman campaign.  She says we can’t                               newspapers, splitting firewood, shoveling snow,          failure and financial loss, to actually create wealth.
   There’s a difference between creating                    afford a simple across-the-board tax cut for
wealth and simply making money.  Omidyar’s                                                                                     and making sandwiches, which he’s done over              Whether it is investing the money to drill miles
                                                            everybody, and she’s probably right.  What                         the years since his 14th birthday, all in an effort to   into the earth in the hopes of finding oil, or it is
business created thousands of jobs and                      she proposes instead is eliminating the capital                    afford college, learn the skills necessary to succeed    investing that money in the creation of a new,
pumped billions of dollars back into the                    gains tax, pointing out that California is “one                    and ultimately to run a small thriving business.         never-before-seen software program which they
economy.  Others seem adept not at creating                 of a few” states that taxes capital gains the                                                                               hope will improve productivity and thus prompt
wealth, but in transferring it from the larger                                                                                    Yes, by his own admission, he drives a nice car       consumers to buy their new product, wealth must
                                                            same as “traditional” income.  (By “a few”, she                    – although it was bought used – and lives in a nice
economy into their own pockets.  The collapse               means just California - and forty other states.)                                                                            be created.
of 2008 resulted from drawing hundreds of                                                                                      neighborhood, but it has taken him 20 years of
                                                               Those who derive the bulk of their income                       effort and sacrifice, doing without the security of         True equity lies in allowing the people who create
billions from pension funds and the pockets                 by working for it, who are affected most by                        a steady salary and benefits paid by someone else,       wealth to enjoy the fruits of their inspiration, labor
of present and future retirees, from assets of              the current downturn and would be most                             in order to get his business to the point where he       and risk taking. There is no virtue in forcefully
smaller banks intended for consumer and                     likely to spend a tax cut and put it back into                     now employs others and pays their steady salaries.       taking money from Peter to pay Paul. That is theft
small business loans, and transferring that                 the economy - they’d be out of luck.  The                          His is the quintessential rags-to-riches American        disguised as virtue. Fortunately, most Americans
wealth to Wall Street players.  Collateralized              windfall Whitman proposes would come to                            success story. I don’t know if he is black, white,       understand this at a visceral level. America was
securities, “exotic” derivatives and credit                 those accustomed to sheltering fortunes in                         brown or tattooed with multiple colors. I do             founded on, and thrived under, social mobility
default swaps facilitating this transfer lacked             Dubai and the Cayman Islands; hedge fund                           know that he didn’t grow up in an economically           derived from freedom of opportunity. We don’t
the intrinsic value of an ax handle, but were                                                                                  privileged home. He worked, scraped by and               care where a man was born, the color of his skin,
                                                            managers who profit by betting on businesses                       borrowed heavily to get through college and              the names of his ancestors or the accent of his
ultimately guaranteed by taxpayers.  Funds                  to fail; investors in private equity firms who
available to entrepreneurs dried up and                                                                                        sustain his dream. As he describes himself – and         speech. We care whether he’s productive, takes
                                                            take over companies, close factories, lay off                      thus by extension millions of other entrepreneurs        responsibility for himself and his family and
seniors anticipating a comfortable retirement               workers and part-out the remains as if it were                     across this great land – he is a high earner, but he’s   contributes to his community. Poll after poll
hired on as Wal-Mart greeters, while some on                an old car. The windfall would come to those                       not rich.                                                shows that the vast majority of Americans believe
Wall Street became ungodly rich.                            like our wannabe governor, Meg Whitman.                                                                                     nobody should be forced to pay more than 20% of
   Nowadays, the name most associated with                                                                                        Now for the bad news! What do we do to                their income in taxes. That’s the common man’s
                                                                Fairly or not, half of California’s tax revenue                these icons of success, these employers of the
eBay is not founder Pierre Omidyar but                      comes from less than 150,000 of its wealthiest                                                                              definition of equity. Yes, we believe in taxes to
rather former CEO and current gubernatorial                                                                                    vast majority of our workers, these producers of         support the legitimate functions of government.
                                                            citizens.  According to the California Budget                      wealth that benefit our entire community? To put
candidate Meg Whitman.               There was              Project, those in Meg Whitman’s tax bracket                        it indelicately, we tax the hell out of them. Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, we believe in contributing to various charities
confusion when presidential candidate Sen.                                                                                                                                              and our communities to help those who are truly
                                                            derive more than 60% of their income from                          Donahue, and others like him, pay 32% of their           less fortunate, or just experiencing tough times.
John McCain (R-AZ) claimed Whitman had                      capital gains.  Taken together, this means                         earnings to the IRS, 10% to the state of California,
“founded” eBay when he mentioned her as a                                                                                                                                               But no, we don’t believe that the government
                                                            Meg Whitman’s proposal would surely drag                           another 15% in payroll taxes, 1.2% to his county in      should force us to pay a huge percentage of our
possible Treasury Secretary.  There was also                California’s credit rating below “junk” status,                    property taxes and 8.75% in sales tax on every non-      income to support those who refuse to help
confusion over what Whitman’s role there                    but add millions to her own individual net                         food related purchase he makes. Conservatively           themselves or for wasteful earmarks which serve
had been: creating wealth for the company or                worth - currently estimated at $1.2 billion.                       estimated, he’s paying 65% of what he earns to one       only to endear the politician to one or an other
simply making money for herself.  It was this                                                                                  government agency or the other.                          narrow special interests.
                                                               As I see it, we don’t need leaders with the
confusion that brought her to the attention of              biggest investment portfolios, but rather those                      What I haven’t even bothered to calculate are the
Republican lawmakers, and not in a favorable                                                                                                                                               When we hear that our state legislatures have
                                                            with the biggest ideas - like Pierre Omidyar,                      taxes he’ll have to pay on any gains he might make       run up deficits, that our federal government
way.                                                        who wrote in 2008 endorsing Barack Obama                           on the investments he’s made with the money that         has run up huge deficits and that our federal
   Eight years ago, then-Chair of the House                 for president, “ . . . we are fundamentally good                   was already taxed. What I mean by this is that if        government is continuing to add to this sea of red
Financial Services Committee Rep. Michael                   and strong and proud, and we can overcome                          he takes some portion of the 45% that remains            ink, we instinctively and rationally know that we
Oxley (R-OH) issued a report singling out                                                                                      for him and his family and invests it wisely, then       will be asked to shoulder even more taxes in the
                                                            our challenges by working together, across all                     whatever profit is made from that will again be
Meg Whitman as a beneficiary of “spinning”,                 sorts of lines, be they partisan, racial, cultural,                                                                         future. The 25 tax increases already signed into
a method of laundering kickbacks by Wall                                                                                       taxed 15% by Uncle Sam and10% by his cousin in           law by President Obama total $670 billion over the
                                                            religious . . . That’s the America I want to live                  California in the form of capital gains taxes.
Street firms during the dot-com boom.                       in.”  If not, we’d might as well just put the                                                                               next 10 years, put a burden on this country that
Investment houses would offer shares of                                                                                           Since he has labored under this system for a          cannot be supported, and contain 14 tax increases
                                                            office of Governor up for sale to the highest                                                                               which directly contradict candidate Obama’s
forthcoming IPOs to insiders at a price below               bidder - on eBay.                                                  fair number of years already, I suppose you could
what investors would normally have to pay,                                                                                     make the argument that he’s a big boy, knew what         solemn pledge not to raise taxes on those earning
with the recipients able to sell the shares days                                                                               he was getting into when he decided to be an             less than $250,000. The farce has become a lie,
                                                                                                                               entrepreneur and hire other people. But now, he’s        which has become an insult. The only question is
                                                                                                                               told that the “rich” don’t pay their fair share and      how much damage will be done.
                                                                                                                               that they need to cough up more. Mr. Donahue                Americans are over-taxed as they are and
                                                                                                                               and countless other entrepreneurs like him               the taxes being assessed are anything but fair or
                                                                                                                               generate by the sweat of their brow, willingness to      equitable. They penalize those who would labor
                                                                                                                               risk and countless hours of work 20% of the wealth       and sacrifice to employ others and thus contribute
                                                                                                                               created in this country, and then they are asked to      to a rising standard of living that has heretofore
                                                                                                                               pay 40% of the country’s total tax burden.               been the envy of the world. Tone deaf doesn’t
                                                                                                                                 I don’t care which measure you use, but I have         begin to describe the hubris existent in our elected
                                                                                                                               to admit that I am amazed every time I hear one          leaders. We are lectured about the need to pay
               oo    n!                                 Open Houses
                                                635 W Foothill Blvd., Arcadia                                                  of their stories that they continue to labor under       more, to suffer more and to bear more. The tax
         in gs                                  Isolated from Foothill Blvd. by tree covered frontage, this 5 bdr, 4 bath
                                                home is very8/22 &w/3,450SF. Over 80% of the property was re-built
                                                               private 8/23
                                                                                                                               these conditions. It’s just not fair to take 65% of a    man has come, as he always does this time of
     coM                                                                                                                       person’s earnings and then possibly take another         year, but this time there is serious talk of adding
                                                and expanded and is located on a 20,000SF lot. Extensive use of custom                                                                  yet another layer in the form of a value added tax,
                                                stone surfaces, wood floors, crown moldings, French doors, new copper
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                                                                                                                               25% if he invests wisely. It’s just not fair to expect
                                                plumbing, a new electrical system,Unit A, Monrovia Gary Lorenzini $384,000     these people to create as much of our national           a national sales tax to be paid on top of all other
                                                              1406 S California Ave recessed lighting and a new AC/furnace
                                                              1406 S California Ave Unit A, Monrovia Gary Lorenzini $384,000                                                            state, county and local sales taxes. It is no mystery
                                                are a few of the many features.                                                wealth as they do and then pay more than double
                                                                                                                               that amount back in taxes. At some point, I would        that we’re all beginning to ask ourselves if the tax
                                                             Open Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm
                                                             Open Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm                                                                                               man is ever going to leave. If Obama has his way,
                                                                                                                               quit working, as would you, dear reader, and as
                                                        4823 Arden Dr., Temple City Howard Lu $618,000
                                                756 W Foothill Blvd., Temple City, Howard Lu $618,000
                                                        4823 Arden Dr., Monrovia $459,000                                      will they, the entrepreneurs, at some point.             there will be no such thing as tax freedom day,
                                                This beautifully updated townhouse located right next to Arcadia offers 3                                                               no theoretical date after which we are all working
                                                        Open
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                                                               Sunday 2-4pm
                                                                                                                                  We are dangerously close to, if we have not           for ourselves, rather than for the government. If
                                          you w/rich bamboo/laminate flrs. Altadena Suethe kitchen & bath counters.
                                                        2919 Reposa Lane, Granite lines Vogel $1,198,800                       already passed, the level of taxation at which           Obama has his way, the tax man will become a
  1406 S   California Ave Unit A                        2919 Reposa Lane, Altadena, Sue Vogel $1,198,800
                                          Built in 1979 5332 thoroughly Ave., Arcadia Elmer Black $450,000 include
                                                        and Marshburn updated in 2009, additional features                     the most productive members of our society               permanent guest at the table, and we will be the
                                                        5332 Marshburn #1, Arcadia, Elmer Lee $479,000
                                          brand new customDuarte RdAve.,Arcadia Minoy Black $450,000
                                                        401 W kit                                                              will decide to move on. Make no mistake about            slaves to his gluttony.
                                                        6757W new Rd Blvd, Arcadia Marsha $479,000
                                                        401 Duarte
                                          w/new appliances,Temple City #1, Arcadia, Minoy LeeFields $559,000                   it. People of wealth have choices about what
                   Kay Yoon                               new dbl
                                          AC/heater &1327 Oak Meadow Rd.,Arcadia, Marsha Fields $559,000
                                                        6757 Temple City Blvd, Arcadia Ash Rizk $1,898,000                     to do with their money and with their creative,         About the author: Gregory J. Welborn is a
                                          pane windows. The LR
                                                        1327 Oak Meadow Rd., Arcadia, Ash Rizk $1,898,000
                                                                                                    $1,988,000                 productive energies. They can (a) stay in our state/ freelance writer and has spoken to several civic
                   Coldwell Banker        opens to a1020 Fallen Leaf Rd., Arcadia Janie Steckenrider $2,888,000
                                                          spacious
                   Arcadia                courtyard 1612 S Mayflower AveArcadia, Janie Steckenrider $2,888,000
                                                        & Fallen Leaf Rd., #A Monrovia John Kermgard $388,000
                                                        1020 2-car                                                             country and continue to grow their businesses and religious organizations on cultural and moral
                   Regional Office                      324 I Mayflower Ave #A, Monrovia, John Kermgard $388,000
                                          attached garage. ES St., Ontario Gary Lorenzini $399,900
                                                        1612                                                                   which means hiring more people, or (b) decide issues. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his
                                                                                                                    !
                                                        1609EN St., Ontario,Pasadena Connie Hanson $544,900 on                 to move offshore or just stop being productive. wife and 3 children and is active in the community.
                   kaykyoon@gmail.com                   324 l Allen Ave., Gary Lorenzini $399,900
                                                                                                             so                How many businesses have shut down or scaled He can be reached at gregwelborn@earthlink.net.
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                                                        1609 N Allen Ave., Pasadena, Connie Hanson i$544,900
                                                        598 Camillo Rd., Sierra Madre Pauli Morin $889,000
                   626.808.8336                                                                coM
                                                        598 Park Blvd., Upland Imy Dulake $1,249,000
                                                        2436Camillo Rd., Sierra Madre, Pauli Morin $889,000                                                  of oppressive taxes?
                                                                                                                               back their operations because For Saturday, April 17, 2010
                                                                                                                               I don’t have the precise
                                                                                                                               number, but I do know
                                                                                                                               that here in California we
                                                                                                                               are losing more people,
                                                                                                                                                               “Fishing for Forgiveness”
                                                                                                                               jobs, entrepreneurs and We can behave in ways that hurt
                                                                                                                               businesses to other states
                                                                                                                               than we ever have in our others, especially those closest
                                                                                                                               history.                      to us. When we seek our own
                                                                                                                                  Mr. Donahue even             advantage at the expense of others,
                                                                                                                               comments in his article
                          MONICAOpen Houses 4/17 & 4/18                                                                        that his patience and           it causes distrust and brokenness
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                                                                                                                               breaking point.          The
                               Altadena                           Marsha Fields       433           N 1st Ave #B,
                                                                                                     $729,000
                                                                                                                               saddest thing of all is that    way to repair what is broken? Is
  6529 Kauffman Ave. Arcadia Regional Office
                               Arcadia                            Phil Daniels                       $688,000
  1328 Oakwood Dr.        626.254.1015
                               Arcadia                            Amy Ellis                                 Arcadia
                                                                                                     $950,000
                                                                                                                               most of our elected leaders
                                                                                                                               don’t have a clue about
                                                                                                                                                               forgiveness possible? Come hear the
  434 E Rodell                 Arcadia                            Rose Brandon                          $1,875/mo
                                                                                                     $998,000                  this. Gone are the days         story of one man’s restoration and
  2228 E Oak Shade Rd.         Bradbury                           Gary Lorenzini                      $1,099,000               when the majority of our                                                           Rev. Jeffrey V. O’Grady,
                                                                                                                                                               discover forgiveness for yourself
  363 Heather Heights Ct.      Monrovia                           Gary Lorenzini                      $699,000                 politicians were citizen                                                                    Pastor
  739 W Hillcrest Blvd.        Monrovia                           Susan Miali                         $799,000                 politicians, people who
  955 W Hillcrest Blvd.        Monrovia                           Sue Vogel/Sandy Radey               $875,000                 spent as much or more
  273 N Magnolia Ave.          Monrovia                           Susan Stone Rey                     $1,050,000               time living under the laws
  591 N Alta Vista Ave.        Monrovia                           Gary Lorenzini                      $1,698,000               they created as they did in              9:15 am Traditional Worship & Student Worship
                                                                                                                               elected office writing those                    Sunday school (K-5) and childcare provided
  2424 Oswego St. #2           Pasadena                           Peggy Fong Chen/
                                                                                                                               laws. Those people at least
                                                                  Jeannie Vukovich                    $399,000                 knew what it was like to                       10:30 am Adult Spiritual Formation
   2573 E Villa St.            Pasadena                           Patricia Dmytrow                    $539,000                 make a payroll, build a                     11:15 am “The Gathering” worship service
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Mountain Views News           80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285                             Email: editor@mtnviewsnews.com Website: www.mtnviewsnews.com
8                                                                                                                   OPINION
 Mountain Views News         Saturday, April 17, 2010

                                                         SUSAN Henderson                                                LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
  Mountain Views
      News                                               THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS                                      Dear Editor,                                     some sort of financial benefit from one's
                                                                                                                                                                         chosen higher power...particularly when
                                                             “After          or manner”. It is one of the words         I generally follow some very good advice         one of the stated reasons for desiring
      Publisher/ Editor                                     a while          used to describe John Crawford’s           that I received many years ago and “never
                                                                             blog by the Pasadena Star News.                                                             financial rewards was so that the gospel
       Susan Henderson                                     the noise                                                    discuss religion or politics”. Both, I feel,     could be spread. That just makes my skin
                                                                               So, we have managed to get past all
                                                            seemed           of the rhetoric, all the fear and hate     are a very private matter and, except to         crawl. Maybe I was the only one who had
         City Editor                                     gradually to        mongering, and all the nastiness.          close friends, I do not offer my beliefs on      that reaction, but I hope not.
          Dean Lee                                        die away”          We now have a council that is              either unless I feel it is important to do so.
                                                           There is much     composed of five distinctly different                                                       I find it odd that the community objects
                                                          that can be said   personalities with a wide range of         Primarily what I want to address here is         so vehemently to a hint of partisan
            Sales                 about Sierra Madre’s recent election       experience to bring to the table. We       something that took place in the opening
      Patricia Colonello                                                                                                                                                 influence but has no objection to overt
                                  and the campaign that preceded it,         now have a council that can work as        moments of the March 23, 2010 City               religious influence within its political and
        626-355-2737              but frankly, I am very glad that it        a team and set policies that are in the    Council meeting. Ms. MacGuillivary               governmental ranks.
        626-818-2698              is over, very glad that we have new        best interest of everyone in town. We      opened the meeting by reading a letter
                                  leaders to join councilpersons John        already have a very competent and          from a Christian school group in Upland.         I also find it odd and a bit ironic that
                                  Buchanan and hopefully a more user         committed staff, so all that is left for
                                  friendly Mary Ann MacGillivray,                                                       While sharing correspondence that the            Ms. MacGuillivary opens a meeting with
        Art Director                                                         the rest of us is to figure out what we
                                                                                                                        council receives with the public is not at       words of Christian prayer and then later
                                  and very glad that the council and         can do to help our town. Figure out
       Allison Kirkham            city staff can start focusing on taking    where you fit in and how you can be        all objectionable, I did find what followed      behaves in a totally “unchristian” manner
                                  care of our business.                      of service. Maybe it is volunteering       totally unacceptable. “Rev. MacGuillivary”       once again toward her colleague, Mr.
                                    However, since many of you have          your time and talents, maybe it is as      continued by delivering what amounted            Mosca. Her perpetual and total disrespect
   Production Assistant           asked for my comments on the               simple as being a good neighbor, but       to a sermon from a Christian prayer book         and intolerance of him and the meanness
                                  outcome of the election and recent         in order to make this town work, we        that was enclosed in the letter. She read,       and hatred directed at him is about as
       Richard Garcia             events, I can only say that the entire     have to participate.
                                  campaign reminded me of the sequel                                                    in her best and most righteous “Church           unchristian as you can get.
                                                                             But as I said to someone just the
        Photography               to Alice in Wonderland, “Through           other day who felt as though the           Lady” manner, a prayer for the economy
                                                                                                                        from the book. The prayer included a             It is my hope that the results of the recent
      Jacqueline Truong           The Looking Glass” or better yet,          town was divided, I don’t think so.                                                         election will put an end to such actions
         Lina Johnson             “The Hunting of the Snark (An              Certainly we have some people who          reference to spreading the gospel around
                                  Agony in 8 Fits”’ , both of which          are very unhappy with the election         the world and was followed by a brief            being tolerated on the council and that
                                  were written by the mysterious Lewis       outcome. We have some that are             lecture including a religious quote from         civility and respect and consideration for
        Contributors              Carroll, a man who choose to hide          just not pleased and have accepted         John Witherspoon...all followed by a hardy       each other and for the residents of our
         Teresa Baxter            his real identity, probably so no one      the outcome and moved on. That             “Amen”. Not being a Christian, I found           wonderful community will be restored.
          Pat Birdsall            would know that a grown, educated          does not rise to the level of having a
                                  man wrote such foolishness and             divided town. Look at the numbers,         this totally offensive and inappropriate to      Kim Kelley, Woodland Drive
          Bob Eklund              who many say had to be on drugs,           there are 11,000 people here of            a government meeting and in hindsight it
         Howard Hays              which can also explain a lot!              which less than 3,000 voted and of         was also very ironic.                            Dear Editor,
        Paul Carpenter             In case you don’t remember, Through       those only about 1,000 didn’t get the
                                  the Looking Glass is a quirky work         outcome they wanted. That does not         While I do not mind a moment of                    I think we can thank four Sierra Madre
        Stuart Tolchin            that has many ‘mirrored’ themes                                                       silence to open such a meeting, allowing         women who helped the outcome of
                                                                             constitute a town divided.
      Kim Clymer-Kelley           including, time running backwards.         Clean off the lens on that Looking         meditation, prayer or reflection if one so       Tuesday's election. They are Teryl Willis,
     Christopher Nyerges          As for “The Hunting of the Snark…”,        Glass and see the election for exactly     desires, outright gospel-promoting, bible-       Shirley Moore, Fay Angus and MOST of
          Peter Dills             which I think is even more                 what it was, a call for civility and       thumping Christian oriented prayer is            all our mayor.
        Hail Hamilton             appropriate in this case, It describes     change. Don’t fall down the rabbit         totally inappropriate, not to mention
                                  “with infinite humor the impossible        hole looking for ulterior motives.                                                           Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank
         Rich Johnson             voyage of an improbable crew to find                                                  inconsiderate and presumptuous. On a
                                                                             They don’t exist. We all want to keep                                                       you!
        Chris Bertrand            an inconceivable creature.”        And     Sierra Madre the wonderful village it      second level I find it very disturbing and
         Mary Carney              by the way, snarky is, “sarcastic,         is, so the town voted for people who       distasteful when a prayer's goal is to illicit
                                  impertinent, and irreverent in tone                                                                                                    Hilda Pittman
     La Quetta Shamblee                                                      will stay focused on doing just that!

                                                                         CIVILITY AND HUMILITY GO HAND IN HAND
       Glenn Lambdin
        Greg Wellborn             HAIL Hamilton
       Ralph McKnight
         Trish Collins
                                  (NOTE: This editorial was written                  Crawford’s spiteful and defamatory-           Our refusal to exercise self-restraint      that his or her fellow citizens are not
                                  over the weekend before Tuesday’s city             -not to mention self-serving--blog            in our behavior and our words is not        pinning their hopes on them for some
          Pat Ostrye              council election was held. I, therefore,           the Tattler is just the most egregious        merely a violation of Emily Post’s rules    sort of spiritual redemption. Rather,
    Editorial Cartoonist          want to take this opportunity to                   example. Is it no longer possible to sit      of etiquette so much as it is cutting the   the civil person is modest in his or her
        Ann Cleaves               congratulate our new mayor, Joe                    down and debate, with civility, those         tie that binds us together.  The problem    self-assessment, as is fitting for finite,
                                  Mosca, and new council members Josh                holding different views than our own?         with our lack of civility is more           fallible people.
        Webmaster                 Moran and Nancy Walsh. I know you                  Rejoicing in another’s faults show both       serious than we may realize; it is really   Civility is ultimately a matter of
         John Avery               will work hard to restore civility and             a lack of civility and a lack of humility.    a loss of faith in our community.  Our      restraint towards oneself and respect
                                  equanimity in our city government.)                How sad that we have arrived at this          outburst (like that exhibited by Mayor      for others.  We don’t have to say
                                  Lack of Civility is a general phrase for           point in our lovely community.                MaryAnn McGillivray during the              everything we think and we don’t
  Mountain Views News             social behavior lacking in civic virtue            Why is the loss of civility so troubling?     March 23 city council meeting) is an        have to get everything we want, when
  has been adjudicated as         or good manners, on the upper end                  The word “civility” comes from the            attack on a fellow human being, whose       we want it.  Other people deserve
  a newspaper of General          of a scale from rudeness to lack of                Latin word civitas, which, like the           own faith in our community is based         honor and respect.  Civility is a lesson
  Circulation        for    the   respect. The distinction between plain             Greek word polis, pertains to the             on the belief in shared experience.         for all of us to learn, not just council
  County of Los Angeles           rudeness and lack of civility is the               city.  We cannot function together as         Civility says, “I will show you respect,    members and community activists.
  in Court Case number            threat it poses to a sense community.              citizens of the same city unless we are       not because I agree with your               As it says in Proverbs, 11, Verse 29: 
  GS004724: for the City          This in turn, will depend on some                  mindful of how we treat other people          viewpoints.  (I may even adamantly          “He that troubleth his own own house
  of Sierra Madre; in Court       notion of good manners and respect                 in public spaces — in airports and            disagree.)  And it is not just because      shall inherit the wind.”
  Case GS005940 and for           for others in the community who                    shopping malls, on internet blogs and         of your office or position.  I will show
  the City of Monrovia in         disagree. Lack of civility can lead to             in movie theaters, on tennis courts           you respect because you are part            AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS TO
  Court Case No. GS006989         a chilling of free of free speech and a            and our city council.                         of the same community in which I            OUR NEXT MAYOR, JOE MOSCA,
  and is published every          loss of public debate.                             Civility has to do with the pursuit of        belong and we are bound together in a       AND NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
  Saturday at 55 W. Sierra        Hate in, civility out? I say this with             the common good, rooted in the idea           common life as fellow citizens of this      JOSH MORAN AND NANCY
  Madre Blvd., No. 302,           growing alarm on the eve of Tuesday’s              that we share a common life together.         city.”                                      WALSH--YOUR VICTORY IS A
  Sierra Madre, California,       city council election. In Sierra Madre             The loss of civility leads to a complete      Civility and humility go together just      VICTORY FOR SIERRA MADRE. 
  91024. All contents are         the Internet has evidently become a                breakdown of community.  This is              as incivility and arrogance go together. 
  copyrighted and may not         public forum for private, anonymously              not hyperbole.  For at the heart of           The civil person is fundamentally
  be reproduced without the       spewed hatred. Candidate John                      incivility is disrespect of other people.     a humble person who recognizes
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                                                       STUART TOLCHIN                                                      WE ARE ALREADY NAKED
  Mountain Views News and                              In response to my            would earn a six-figure income. I’m           disagree with me and it has little to        and ignoring their own observations
  may be published in part                           last week’s article            not going to give away his secrets but        do with whether or not they praise           because that is what they have
  or whole.                                          entitled Values an             this guy, who by the way is no super-         my writing (although validation              been taught to do in order to avoid
                                                     old and wise friend            genius, has managed to reach his goal         certainly feels good). Really, though,       embarrassment and criticism. As
        Opinions and views                           of mine e-mailed a             and has spent his life doing music and        it is the sharing that is exciting. The      Steve Jobs points out, there is really
     expressed by the writers                        copy of Steve Job’s            comedy and acting and writing and             unveiling of someone else’s thoughts         nothing to lose and everything to
  printed in this paper do not                       commencement                   being an all-around good-guy. He              and the communication of what they           gain. Every moment is one moment
 necessarily express the views                       speech delivered in            is the person responsible for giving          feel to be important is revelatory. I        closer to death and every moment we
 and opinions of the publisher    2005 at Stanford University. Seriously,           me the opportunity to write these             am not alone—there are lots of smart,        waste ignoring our own feelings and
     or staff of the Mountain     if, like me you are unfamiliar with               articles for the last two and one-half        interesting people in this world and it      truths is a precious moment lost. We
           Views News.            the speech, it is worth going to You              years. After writing the first article I      is absolutely not necessary that they        are already naked, there is nothing
    Mountain Views News is        Tube and viewing it. In the speech                quickly learned that I loved writing          agree with me about anything.                more to fear other than the loss of our
    wholly owned by Grace         Steve Jobs talks about the absolutely             my 600-800 words. In addition to                                                           own unique experience of life. Steve
                                  vital importance of finding the things            the writing I love thinking about the            In completing this article I want to      Jobs, the great success, tells us to stay
      Lorraine Publications,                                                                                                      return to Steve Job’s commencement
   Inc. and reserves the right    you love. He explains that our time               articles. Each one of my momentary                                                         hungry and stay foolish and to live
                                  of being alive is limited and this time           observations takes on a greater and           speech. He refers to a theme that I          each day as if it were the last day of
     to refuse publication of                                                                                                     have mentioned many times in my
   advertisements and other       should not be wasted living someone               more significant importance as I                                                           our life. Not a bad idea.
                                  else’s life. By this he means that we             allow myself to actually pay attention        articles. I discovered the importance
    materials submitted for                                                                                                       of this theme as I followed a neighbor-          A final word. Those of you who
           publication.           have the individual responsibility                to my own thoughts.
                                  of finding and listening to our own                                                             reader’s suggestion that I purchase a        have read my previous articles know
  Letters to the editor and       inner voice so that we can follow the                Not only have the articles allowed         book of fairy-tales as a present for his     that my son has recently undergone
  correspondence should be        message of our own heart.                         me to take myself a little more               then 5-year old daughter. I purchased        several surgeries to try and save his
  sent to:                                                                          seriously but also they have put              and pondered the “Emperor’s New              vision. Those of you who know me
  Mountain Views News                 Certainly, I’m no different from              me in touch with some wonderful,              Clothes”, which lead me to reread the        personally also know that my son has
 80 W. Sierra Madre Bl. #327      most other folk. We all, or at least              interesting and illuminating people           “Drama of the Gifted Child” by Alice         great problems in reading. Well folks,
    Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024       most of us, fall into habits and                  who, in response to my articles, share        Miller. I became saturated with the          his vision has improved and for the
       Phone: 626-355-2737        patterns that seem easier but are                 themselves with me. Some old friends          understanding that throughout our            first time ever he has read one of my
        Fax: 626-609-3285         probably not the most satisfying way              and some new friends have allowed             lives we are being told what to think        articles. How exciting for him and
           email:                 of living. I have great respect for a             something I have written to resonate          and how to think for the benefit of          for me. We go to the doctor again
    mtnviewsnews@aol.com          fellow who frequently writes on this              within them and to share that really          others and at a great cost to ourselves.     tomorrow and hope to hear more
                                  same Opinion page who long ago                    magical aliveness with me. I feel so          The realization of the child in the fairy    good news.
                                  decided that he did not want to work              connected when this happens. It               tale is that the Emperor is naked and
                                  more than 10 hours a week and still               isn’t that the responders agree or            that everyone is lying to themselves
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       The traditions of
        the community                                  Well, the election           Sierra Madre, they are either senile,          with the “Rattler’s” perspective you        Speaking of Mouseketeers, make
       newspaper and                                   of     2010      is          drunks, tramps or deviants, better             qualified as “senile, drunk, tramp          plans to come to the Sierra Madre
       the concerns of                                 behind us. The               known as dirts, they did a good job            or deviant,” “sheep,” or as a small         Playhouse, Saturday, May 1st, or
       our readers are                                 Jane/John     Doe            of running a dirty lying stelth [sic}          child wearing mouse ears. And you           Saturday, May 8th at 2:00 pm to see
      this newspaper’s                                 nameless     army            campaign...”                                   “shouldn’t even be casting votes in         “A Tale of Sleeping Beauty.” If you
     top priorities. We                                that    populates            How about this gem posted by yet               Sierra Madre…”                              feel awkward coming as an adult to
  support a prosperous                                 the Sierra Madre             another Mr./Mrs. Doe April 15, 2010            I guess introspection is overrated.         see this children’s participation play,
    community of well-            “Rattler” has already marginalized the            at 10:13am:                                    And Albert Einstein was just plain          borrow or rent some kids to bring
     informed citizens.           results. Apparently, and according to             “People of Sierra Madre have voted             wrong when he said insanity is doing        with you. This will be one of those
       We hold in high            the anonymous, the stinging loss of               like the sheep they are. The same sheep        the same thing over and over again          events the children will remember
     regard the values            some candidates has to do with the                who voted in our State Legislature,            and expecting different results.            the rest of their lives. Be sure to make
    of the exceptional            intelligence of the public and nothing            Our Governor, our Senators and our             Should Sir Eric go away? Absolutely         reservations by contacting (626) 355-
    quality of life in our        to with the climate of negativity that            current President…”                            not! He performs a valuable service to      4318. Adults $18 and children under
  community, including            surrounds the “Rattler.”                          The “Rattler” editor, AKA Sir Eric,            the community. The voice of dissent         12 are $12.
     the magnificence             What negativity you say? How about                has defined at least some of those who         is critical to a free society. Should he    And my favorite, Contemporary Jazz/
         of our natural           this post offered up Mr./Mrs. Doe                 voted against him as “Moscateers”              ratchet down the level of vitriol and       Pop singer songwriter Jane Fuller will
   resources. Integrity           April 15, 2010 at 8:51pm: “…The                   (an obvious pejorative comparison to           hate speech he permits to permeate          be performing Saturday, May 7th, at
      will be our guide.          real tragedy was the dummies who                  Disney’s childish Mouseketeers.)               his blog?                                   Café 322, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Come
                                  shouldn’t even be casting votes in                So, if you chose not to align yourself         Only if he wants to get elected.            out for great music and great food.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  LORENZANA, 6115½ ALLSTON ST., L.A.,                      Los Angeles County on 04/01/10. The registrant(s)        filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    SEGUNDO BLVD., ATHENS, CA 90059. Full
File No. 10-0495934                                                                                               CA 90022. This Business is conducted by: AN              has (have) commenced to transact business under          the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           name of registrant(s) is (are) JAVIER ROBLES,
The following person(s) is (are) doing business          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CELEDONIO LOPEZ                      the fictitious business name or names listed             Name in violation of the rights of another under         837 SUNSET AVE., PASADENA, CA 91103.
as: CODELAND SOFTWARE, 3610 EMERALD                      File No. 10-0502234                                      LORENZANA. This statement was filed with                 above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name               Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.
ST. #20, TORRANCE, CA 90503. Full name of                The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on                Statement expires five years from the date it was        et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           Signed: JAVIER ROBLES. This statement was
registrant(s) is (are) JIA CHIAO, 3610 EMERALD           U.A.H SWEEPING, UBALDO HERNANDEZ,                        03/30/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new           Mountain Views News                                      filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles
ST. #20, TORRANCE, CA 90503. This Business               6215 REDMAN AV., WHITTIER, CA                            to transact business under the fictitious business       Fictitious Business Name Statement must be               Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     County on 03/24/10. The registrant(s) has (have)
is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JIA              90606. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)               name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement                                                            commenced to transact business under the fictitious
CHIAO. This statement was filed with the County          UBALDO HERNANDEZ, 6215 REDMAN                            This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              does not of itself authorize the use in this state       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       business name or names listed above on N/A.
Clerk of Los Angeles County on 04/12/10. The             AV., WHITTIER, CA 90606. This Business                   years from the date it was filed in the office of the    of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the        File No. 10-0424663                                      NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires
registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact           is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                  County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             rights of another under Federal, State, or common        The following person(s) is (are) doing business          five years from the date it was filed in the office of
business under the fictitious business name or           UBALDO HERNANDEZ. This statement was                     Statement must be filed prior to that date. The          law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and              as: VIDA Y ESPERANZA, 9024 SLAUSON                       the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name
names listed above on 2006. NOTICE- This                 filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles               filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views News            AVE. #F, PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name                Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from        County on 04/13/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     of registrant(s) is (are) MARTHA P. SANTANA,             of this statement does not of itself authorize the
the date it was filed in the office of the County        commenced to transact business under the                 Name in violation of the rights of another under                                                                  9024 SLAUSON AVE. #F, PICO RIVERA,                       use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in
Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement          fictitious business name or names listed above on        Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       CA 90660. This Business is conducted by: AN              violation of the rights of another under Federal,
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this     N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           File No. 10-0447656                                      INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARTHA P. SANTANA.                   State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq.
statement does not of itself authorize the use           expires five years from the date it was filed in         Mountain Views News                                      The following person(s) is (are) doing business          This statement was filed with the County Clerk of        Business and Professions Code)Publish: Mountain
in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in           the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 as: DON CO., 1140 CENTRE DR. #L, CITY                    Los Angeles County on 03/29/10. The registrant(s)        Views News
violation of the rights of another under Federal,        Business Name Statement must be filed prior to                                                                    OF INDUSTRY, CA 91789. Full name of                      has (have) commenced to transact business under          Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010
State, or common law (See section 14411 et               that date. The filing of this statement does not of      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       registrant(s) is (are) JAE MIN CHUNG,                    the fictitious business name or names listed
seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:              itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   File No. 10-0454753                                      MICHELLE CHUNG, 20878 MISSIONARY                         above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Mountain Views News                                      Business Name in violation of the rights of              The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      RIDGE ST., WALNUT, CA 91789. This Business               Statement expires five years from the date it was        File No. 10-0389033
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  another under Federal, State, or common law (See         PROMISED LAND CONSTRUCTION, 13627                        is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed:               filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new           The following person(s) is (are) doing business
                                                         section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           HERMES ST., WHITTIER, CA 90605. Full name                JAE MIN CHUNG. This statement was filed                  Fictitious Business Name Statement must be               as: ROSAS CLEANING SERVICES, 11228
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        of registrant(s) is (are) GUSTAVO GUTIERREZ,             with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement   VIRGINIA AV., LYNWOOD, CA 90262.
File No. 10-0514953                                      Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  13627 HERMES ST., WHITTIER, CA 90605.                    04/01/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         does not of itself authorize the use in this state       Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CARLOS
The following person(s) is (are) doing business                                                                   This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.            to transact business under the fictitious business       of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the        ROSAS, MARTHA ROSAS, 11228 VIRGINIA
as: DON RITE AUTO REPAIR, 6597 LONG                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Signed: GUSTAVO GUTIERREZ. This statement                name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               rights of another under Federal, State, or common        AV., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. This Business is
BEACHBLVD., LONG BEACH, CA 90805.                        File No. 20100523339                                     was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and              conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed:
Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JUAN M.              The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      County on 04/02/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         years from the date it was filed in the office of the    Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views News            CARLOS ROSAS. This statement was filed with
SERNA, 15918 HAYLAND ST., LA PUENTE,                     INNOCADD SOLUTIONS 530 S. LAKE AVE.                      commenced to transact business under the                 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
CA 90805. This Business is conducted by: AN              STE. #278, PASADENA, CA. 91101. Full name                fictitious business name or names listed above on        Statement must be filed prior to that date. The                                                                   03/22/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced
INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JUAN M. SERNA. This                  of registrant(s) is (are) BENNY TSAO 350 E.              N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       to transact business under the fictitious business
statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los         CALIFORNIA BLVD., APT. #316 PASADENA,                    expires five years from the date it was filed in         the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           File No. 10-0447801                                      name or names listed above on 1/23/07. NOTICE-
Angeles County on 04/15/10. The registrant(s)            CA. 91106 This Business is conducted by: AN              the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         Name in violation of the rights of another under         The following person(s) is (are) doing business          This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years
has (have) commenced to transact business under          INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BENNY TSAO. This                     Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         as: Z W SATELLITE, 6626 N. ROSEMEAD                      from the date it was filed in the office of the County
the fictitious business name or names listed             statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los         that date. The filing of this statement does not of      et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           BLVD. APT. 116, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775.                   Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement
above on 2/21/2005. NOTICE- This Fictitious              Angeles County on 04/16/10. The registrant(s) has        itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   Mountain Views News                                      Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ZHONG UN             must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
Name Statement expires five years from the date          (have) commenced to transact business under the          Business Name in violation of the rights of              Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     ZHANG, 6626 N. ROSEMEAD BLVD. #116,                      statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A        fictitious business name or names listed above on        another under Federal, State, or common law (See                                                                  SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775. This Business                     state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation
new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be           N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                  of the rights of another under Federal, State, or
filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement   expires five years from the date it was filed in         Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        File No. 10-0447179                                      ZHONG UN ZHANG. This statement was filed                 common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business
does not of itself authorize the use in this state       the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 The following person(s) is (are) doing business          with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           and Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views
of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the        Business Name Statement must be filed prior to                                                                    as: QUICK N CLEAN SERVICES, 1808                         04/01/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         News
rights of another under Federal, State, or common        that date. The filing of this statement does not of      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       S. BURLINGTON AVE., L.A., CA 90006.                      to transact business under the fictitious business       Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010
law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and              itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   File No. 10-0475108                                      Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CRISSY               name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-
Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views News            Business Name in violation of the rights of              The following person(s) is (are) doing business          MASCORRO, 617 S. YNEZ AVE., MONTEREY                     This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  another under Federal, State, or common law (See         as: R & V GENERAL MERCHANDISE,                           PARK, CA 91754. This Business is conducted               years from the date it was filed in the office of the    File No. 10-0403952
                                                         section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           2225 W. BEVERLY BL., MONTEBELLO,                         by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CRISSY                        County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             The following person(s) is (are) doing business
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        CA 90640. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)            MASCORRO. This statement was filed with                  Statement must be filed prior to that date. The          as: SAN MARCOS ENTERPRISES, 7803
File No. 10-0489965                                      Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  VICTOR CARRASCO, 2065 E. WAYSIDE ST.,                    the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on                filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    TELEGRAPH RD. STE. F, MONTEBELLO, CA
The following person(s) is (are) doing business                                                                   COMPTON, CA 90660, ROSARIO PAREJA,                       04/01/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           90640. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) LUIS
as: GNTEES SERVICES, 1401 S. MAYO                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       2225 W. BEVERLY BL., MONTEBELLO,                         to transact business under the fictitious business       Name in violation of the rights of another under         M. LUNA, 3 KNOLLVIE3W DR., POMONA,
ST., COMPTON, CA 90221. Full name of                     File No. 10-0439786                                      CA 90640. This Business is conducted by: CO-             name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         CA 91766. This Business is conducted by: AN
registrant(s) is (are) GILDA LEWIS, 1401 S.              The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      PARTNERS. Signed: ROSARIO PAREJA. This                   This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           INDIVIDUAL. Signed: LUIS M. LUNA. This
MAYO AVE., COMPTON, CA 90221. This                       AUTO AHORRO, 11040-11044 GARVEY AVE.,                    statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los         years from the date it was filed in the office of the    Mountain Views News                                      statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los
Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.                 EL MONTE, CA 91773. Full name of registrant(s)           Angeles County on 04/07/10. The registrant(s) has        County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     Angeles County on 03/24/10. The registrant(s) has
Signed: GILDA LEWIS. This statement was filed            is (are) ERICK SIMON, 6255 BECK AVE.                     (have) commenced to transact business under the          Statement must be filed prior to that date. The                                                                   (have) commenced to transact business under the
with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           #206, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91606. This                    fictitious business name or names listed above on        filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       fictitious business name or names listed above on
04/09/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.                 N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           File No. 10-0380940                                      8/20/98. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement
to transact business under the fictitious business       Signed: ERICK SIMON. This statement was filed            expires five years from the date it was filed in         Name in violation of the rights of another under         The following person(s) is (are) doing business          expires five years from the date it was filed in
name or names listed above on 4/9/2010.                  with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         as: ENSUENOS CAFÉ, 418 S. SAN PEDRO ST.,                 the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious
NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement                   03/31/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           L.A., CA 90013. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)      Business Name Statement must be filed prior to
expires five years from the date it was filed in         to transact business under the fictitious business       that date. The filing of this statement does not of      Mountain Views News                                      MANUEL P. AMRTINEZ, 13456 EARNSHAW                       that date. The filing of this statement does not of
the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242. This Business                    itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              Business Name in violation of the rights of                                                                       is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                  Business Name in violation of the rights of another
that date. The filing of this statement does not of      years from the date it was filed in the office of the    another under Federal, State, or common law (See         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       MANUEL P. MARTINEZ. This statement was                   under Federal, State, or common law (See section
itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           File No. 10-0421027                                      filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles               14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)
Business Name in violation of the rights of              Statement must be filed prior to that date. The          Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        The following person(s) is (are) doing                   County on 03/19/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         Publish: Mountain Views News
another under Federal, State, or common law (See         filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 business as: LA RADIO EXPLOSIVA; WWW.                    commenced to transact business under the fictitious      Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010
section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           the use in this state of a Fictitious Business                                                                    LARADIOEXPLOSIVA.COM, 11330 LONG                         business name or names listed above on 3/19/2010.
Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        Name in violation of the rights of another under         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       BEACH, LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of                   NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         File No. 10-0476338                                      registrant(s) is (are) HECTOR GUTIERREZ,                 five years from the date it was filed in the office of   File No. 10-0382505
                                                         et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           The following person(s) is (are) doing business          3229 JOSEPHINE ST., LYNWOOD, CA 90262.                   the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name         The following person(s) is (are) doing business
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Mountain Views News                                      as: RIOSTAR PRODUCTS, 685 W. MISSION                     This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.            Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing   as: SU G, 3516 MARTIN LUTHER KING,
File No. 10-0481309                                      Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 BLVD., POMONA, CA 91766. Full name                       Signed: HECTOR GUTIERREZ. This statement                 of this statement does not of itself authorize the       LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s)
The following person(s) is (are) doing business                                                                   of registrant(s) is (are) OMAR J. RIOS-                  was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in       is (are) J.S. SERVICES, CORP., 8702 EL MANOR,
as: JURASSIC REPUBLIC, 750 GARLAND                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       HERNANDEZ, D. KRYSTA RIOS, 1825 E.                       County on 03/29/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         violation of the rights of another under Federal,        L.A., CA 90045. This Business is conducted by: A
AVE. UNIT 413, L.A., CA 90017. Full name                 File No. 10-0467596                                      CLUB DR., POMONA, CA 91768. This Business                commenced to transact business under the                 State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq.          CORPORATION. Signed: JORGE SUAREZ. This
of registrant(s) is (are) CHARLES DARNELL                The following person(s) is (are) doing business          is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed:               fictitious business name or names listed above on        Business and Professions Code)Publish: Mountain          statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los
GILBERT, 750 GARLAND AVE. UNIT 413,                      as: BVN INVESTMENTS, 1129 FLINTLOCK                      OMAR J. RIOS-HERNANDEZ. This statement                   N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              Views News                                               Angeles County on 03/19/10. The registrant(s) has
L.A., CA 90017. This Business is conducted               RD., DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765. Full name of                 was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           expires five years from the date it was filed in         Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010                (have) commenced to transact business under the
by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CHARLES                       registrant(s) is (are) VICTOR M. BERMUDEZ,               County on 04/07/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious                                                                  fictitious business name or names listed above on
DARNELL GILBERT. This statement was filed                NANCY M. BERMUDEZ, 1129 FLINTLOCK                        commenced to transact business under the                 Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement
with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           RD., DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765. This Business                fictitious business name or names listed above on        that date. The filing of this statement does not of      File No. 10-0403997                                      expires five years from the date it was filed in
04/08/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed:               N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   The following person(s) is (are) doing business          the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious
to transact business under the fictitious business       VICTOR M. BERMUDEZ. This statement                       expires five years from the date it was filed in         Business Name in violation of the rights of              as: KELLY’S BAKERY, 1389 N. HACIENDA                     Business Name Statement must be filed prior to
name or names listed above on JUNE 2009.                 was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         another under Federal, State, or common law (See         BLVD., LA PUENTE, CA 91744. Full name of                 that date. The filing of this statement does not of
NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement                   County on 04/06/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           registrant(s) is (are)LEONOR NARANJO, 4234               itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious
expires five years from the date it was filed in         commenced to transact business under the                 that date. The filing of this statement does not of      Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        W. MONTE VISTA CT., VISALIA, CA 93278.                   Business Name in violation of the rights of another
the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         fictitious business name or names listed above on        itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.            under Federal, State, or common law (See section
Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              Business Name in violation of the rights of                                                                       Signed: LEONOR NARANJO. This statement                   14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)
that date. The filing of this statement does not of      expires five years from the date it was filed in         another under Federal, State, or common law (See         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           Publish: Mountain Views News
itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           File No. 10-0424812                                      County on 03/24/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010
Business Name in violation of the rights of              Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      commenced to transact business under the fictitious
another under Federal, State, or common law (See         that date. The filing of this statement does not of      Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 LOS TRAVIESOS DEL RITMO, 6823 HOLMES                     business name or names listed above on N/A.              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious                                                            AVE., L.A., CA 90001. Full name of registrant(s)         NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires           File No. 10-0403758
Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        Business Name in violation of the rights of              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       is (are) BILIULFO BOLENOS REYES, 6823                    five years from the date it was filed in the office of   The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  another under Federal, State, or common law (See         File No. 10-0467183                                      HOLMES AVE., L.A., CA 90001. This Business               the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name         V.S.T’S, 1316 S. MAIN ST. STE. #3, L.A., CA
                                                         section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                  Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing   90015. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) VASIM
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        STORY NATURE; WORLD OF WATERFALLS,                       BILIULFO BOLENOS REYES. This statement                   of this statement does not of itself authorize the       A. SHARIFF, 1663 N. WARBLER PL., ORANGE,
File No. 10-0381619                                      Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 12108 DROXFORD ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701.                   was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in       CA 92867. This Business is conducted by: AN
The following person(s) is (are) doing business                                                                   Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JULIE XIEU,          County on 03/29/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         violation of the rights of another under Federal,        INDIVIDUAL. Signed: VASIM A. SHARIFF. This
as: LOPEZ MOBILE CAR WASH & DETAIL,                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       JOHNNY CHENG, 12108 DROXFORD ST.,                        commenced to transact business under the                 State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq.          statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los
8619 SKABO AVE., WHITTIER, CA 90606.                     File No. 10-0474168                                      ARTESIA, CA 90701. This Business is conducted            fictitious business name or names listed above on        Business and Professions Code)Publish: Mountain          Angeles County on 03/24/10. The registrant(s) has
Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CLAUDIA              The following person(s) is (are) doing business          by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed: JOHNNY                     N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              Views News                                               (have) commenced to transact business under the
PEREZ, IVAN RAMON PEREZ BELTRAN,                         as: G&S CONSTRUCTION, 1440 MILLER                        CHENG. This statement was filed with the County          expires five years from the date it was filed in         Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010                fictitious business name or names listed above on
1515 BANKSTOWN WAY, PERRIS, CA 92571.                    AVE., L.A., CA 90063. Full name of registrant(s)         Clerk of Los Angeles County on 04/06/10. The             the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious                                                                  N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement
This Business is conducted by: HUSBAND and               is (are) GILBERT FUENTES, 1440 MILLER                    registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact           Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       expires five years from the date it was filed in
WIFE. Signed: IVAN PEREZ. This statement                 AVE., L.A., CA 90063. This Business is                   business under the fictitious business name or           that date. The filing of this statement does not of      File No. 10-0396731                                      the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious
was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                     names listed above on 5/2/2005. NOTICE- This             itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      Business Name Statement must be filed prior to
County on 03/19/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         GILBERT FUENTES. This statement was filed                Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from        Business Name in violation of the rights of              LA BODY AND FENDER, 3501 GAGE AVE.,                      that date. The filing of this statement does not of
commenced to transact business under the                 with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           the date it was filed in the office of the County        another under Federal, State, or common law (See         BELL, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is            itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious
fictitious business name or names listed above           04/07/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement          section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           (are) PABLO PERALTA, 3355 ½ ANDRITA ST.,                 Business Name in violation of the rights of another
on 06/2007. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name                 to transact business under the fictitious business       must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this     Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        L.A., CA 90065. This Business is conducted by:           under Federal, State, or common law (See section
Statement expires five years from the date it was        name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               statement does not of itself authorize the use           Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PABLO PERALTA.                    14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)
filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new           This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in                                                                    This statement was filed with the County Clerk of        Publish: Mountain Views News
Fictitious Business Name Statement must be               years from the date it was filed in the office of the    violation of the rights of another under Federal,        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Los Angeles County on 03/23/10. The registrant(s)        Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010
filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement   County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             State, or common law (See section 14411 et               File No. 10-0418248                                      has (have) commenced to transact business under
does not of itself authorize the use in this state       Statement must be filed prior to that date. The          seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:              The following person(s) is (are) doing business          the fictitious business name or names listed above       FILE NO. 10-0389561
of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the        filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    Mountain Views News                                      as: M and S INZUNZA PROMOTIONS,                          on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement           STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF
rights of another under Federal, State, or common        the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 821 N. MAPLE ST. STE. A, BURBANK,                        expires five years from the date it was filed in         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and              Name in violation of the rights of another under                                                                  CA 91505. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)            the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         The following person(s) has/have abandoned
Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views News            Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       MARTIN INZUNZA, 821 N. MAPLE ST.                         Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           the use of the fictitious business name: OSSO
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           File No. 10-0474439                                      STE. A, BURBANK, CA 91505. This Business                 that date. The filing of this statement does not of      FASHION, 530 E. 8th ST. #401, L.A., CA 90015.
                                                         Mountain Views News                                      The following person(s) is (are) doing business          is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                  itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   The fictitious business name referred to above was
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 as: TIFFANY’S MARKET & DELI, 3500 N.                     MARTIN INZUNZA. This statement was filed                 Business Name in violation of the rights of another      filed on 03/11/2010, in the county of Los Angeles.
File No. 10-0502764                                                                                               VERDUGO RD., GLENDALE, CA 91208.                         with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           under Federal, State, or common law (See section         The original file number of 2010-0336049. The
The following person(s) is (are) doing business          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROMEL                03/26/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)             business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.
as: MEXICO AUTO SMOG, 3365 MARTIN                        File No. 10-0454720                                      GEVORKIAN, 4366 OCEAN VIEW BLVD.                         to transact business under the fictitious business       Publish: Mountain Views News                             This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
LUTHER KING JR. BLVD., LYNWOOD, CA                       The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:      #2, MONTROSE, CA 91020, ROBERT                           name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010                Los Angeles on 03/22/10. The business information
90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JAIME         KOREAN AMERICAN LAW CENTER, 17700                        HARTOONIAN, 10532 PLAINVIEW AVE.,                        This Fictitious Name Statement expires five                                                                       in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant
REYES, ISMAELA REYES, 13017 BOSTON                       CASTLETON ST. #589, CITY OF INDUSTRY,                    TUJUNGA, CA 91042. This Business is                      years from the date it was filed in the office of the    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       who declares as true information which he or she
AVE., CHINO, CA 91710. This Business is                  CA 91748. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)            conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP.                     County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             File No. 10-0403822                                      knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED:
conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed:                  SEUNG NAM CHOI, 2356 REMORA DR.,                         Signed: ROMEL GEVORKIAN. This statement                  Statement must be filed prior to that date. The          The following person(s) is (are) doing business          ERASTO SILVA ALMARAZ/OWNER.
ISMAELA REYES. This statement was filed                  ROWLAND HTS., CA 91748. This Business                    was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    as: PERUSA PAINTING AND COATING, 20707                   Publish: Mountain Views News
with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                  County on 04/07/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           AMIE AVE. #08, TORRANCE, CA 90503. Full                  Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010
04/13/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         SEUNG NAM CHOI. This statement was filed                 commenced to transact business under the                 Name in violation of the rights of another under         name of registrant(s) is (are) DANIEL SALVADOR
to transact business under the fictitious business       with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on           fictitious business name or names listed above           Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         RIOS, 20707 AMIE AVE. #08, TORRANCE,                     FILE NO. 10-0403996
name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               04/02/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         on 5/12/09. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name                 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           CA 90503. This Business is conducted by: AN              STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF
This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              to transact business under the fictitious business       Statement expires five years from the date it was        Mountain Views News                                      INDIVIDUAL. Signed: DANIEL SALVADOR                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
years from the date it was filed in the office of the    name or names listed above on 4/5/1995.                  filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new           Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010                     RIOS. This statement was filed with the County           The following person(s) has/have abandoned the
County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement                   Fictitious Business Name Statement must be                                                                        Clerk of Los Angeles County on 03/24/10. The             use of the fictitious business name: REGENT
Statement must be filed prior to that date. The          expires five years from the date it was filed in         filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement   FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact           BAKERY, 1389 N. HACIENDA BLVD., LA
filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         does not of itself authorize the use in this state       File No. 10-0423842                                      business under the fictitious business name or           PUENTE, CA 91744. The fictitious business
the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the        The following person(s) is (are) doing business          names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This                  name referred to above was filed on 2/1/07, in the
Name in violation of the rights of another under         that date. The filing of this statement does not of      rights of another under Federal, State, or common        as: ON POINT PROCESS, 14766 DALMAN ST.,                  Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from        county of Los Angeles. The original file number
Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and              WHITTIER, CA 90603. Full name of registrant(s)           the date it was filed in the office of the County        of 20073839991. The business was conducted by:
et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           Business Name in violation of the rights of              Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views News            is (are) JAVIER SALMERON, 14766 DALMAN                   Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement          AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with
Mountain Views News                                      another under Federal, State, or common law (See         Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 ST., WHITTIER, CA 90603. This Business                   must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this     the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 03/24/10.
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions                                                                    is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:                  statement does not of itself authorize the use in this   The business information in this statement is
                                                         Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       JAVIER SALMERON JR. This statement was                   state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation         true and correct. (A registrant who declares as
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 File No. 20100488457                                     filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles               of the rights of another under Federal, State, or        true information which he or she knows to be
File No. 10-0507908                                                                                               The following person(s) is (are) doing business          County on 03/29/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business           false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: BLANCA
The following person(s) is (are) doing business          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       as: ADIRA’S CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE                         commenced to transact business under the                 and Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views             GUTIERREZ/OWNER.
as: ROBBIE’S APPLIANCE REPAIR, 10612                     File No. 10-0454512                                      1840 E, WALNUT ST., PASADENA, CA. 91107                  fictitious business name or names listed above on        News                                                     Publish: Mountain Views News
MILLS AVE. #112, WHITTIER, CA 90604.                     The following person(s) is (are) doing business          Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADI RUIZ             N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010                Dates Pub: Mar. 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2010
Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBBIE               as: MILEY’S CARE, 1845 CLYDE AVE., L.A.,                 2030 E, FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA,                        expires five years from the date it was filed in
VALENCIA, PRISCILLA VALENCIA, 10612                      CA 90019. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)            CA. 91107. This Business is conducted by:                the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
MILLS AVE. #112, WHITTIER, CA 90604. This                BRENDA S. BERMEJO, 1845 CLYDE AVE.,                      AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ADI RUIZ. This                    Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           File No. 10-0403431
Business is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE.              L.A., CA 90019. This Business is conducted               statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los         that date. The filing of this statement does not of      The following person(s) is (are) doing business
Signed: ROBBIE VALENCIA. This statement                  by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BRENDA                        Angeles County on 04/09/10. The registrant(s) has        itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   as: ROBLES TOWING STORAGE, 1031 EL
was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles           S. BERMEJO. This statement was filed with                (have) commenced to transact business under the          Business Name in violation of the rights of
County on 04/14/10. The registrant(s) has (have)         the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on                fictitious business name or names listed above on        another under Federal, State, or common law (See
commenced to transact business under the                 04/02/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced         N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions
fictitious business name or names listed above on        to transact business under the fictitious business       expires five years from the date it was filed in         Code)Publish: Mountain Views News
N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement              name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE-               the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         Dates Pub: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010
expires five years from the date it was filed in         This Fictitious Name Statement expires five              Business Name Statement must be filed prior to
the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious         years from the date it was filed in the office of the    that date. The filing of this statement does not of      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Business Name Statement must be filed prior to           County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name             itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   File No. 10-0446133
that date. The filing of this statement does not of      Statement must be filed prior to that date. The          Business Name in violation of the rights of              The following person(s) is (are) doing business
itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious   filing of this statement does not of itself authorize    another under Federal, State, or common law (See         as: REEF SUPPLY, 1525 W. 158th ST. #9,
Business Name in violation of the rights of              the use in this state of a Fictitious Business           section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           GARDENA, CA 90247. Full name of registrant(s)
another under Federal, State, or common law (See         Name in violation of the rights of another under         Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        is (are) IWAN LANGITAN, 1525 W. 158th ST.
section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions           Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411         Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 #9, GARDENA, CA 90247. This Business
Code)Publish: Mountain Views News                        et seq. Business and Professions Code)Publish:           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed:
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010                  Mountain Views News                                      File No. 10-0447769                                      IWAN LANGITAN. This statement was filed
                                                         Dates Pub: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2010                 The following person(s) is (are) doing business          with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                                                                as: AULTRUISM, 5150 E. PACIFIC COAST                     04/01/10. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced
File No. 10-0381725                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       HWY. STE 200, LONG BEACH, CA 90804. Full                 to transact business under the fictitious business
The following person(s) is (are) doing business          File No. 10-0431975                                      name of registrant(s) is (are) AULTRUISM, INC.,          name or names listed above on 4/1/10. NOTICE-
as: SENDIS MABILE CAR WASH & DETAIL,                     The following person(s) is (are) doing business          2043 SAN FRANCISCO AVE., LONG BEACH,                     This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years
13908 LEFFINGWELL RD., WHITTIER,                         as: NORTH AMERICA AUTO PARTS, 6115½                      CA 90806. This Business is conducted by: A               from the date it was filed in the office of the
CA 90604. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)            ALLSTON ST., L.A., CA 90022. Full name                   CORPORATION. Signed: SANDRA CASSIO.                      County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name
SALVADOR SENDIS RAMIREZ, 13908                           of registrant(s) is (are) CELEDONIO LOPEZ                This statement was filed with the County Clerk of        Statement must be filed prior to that date. The
LEFFINGWELL RD., WHITTIER, CA 90604.
This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL.
Signed: SALVADOR SENDIS RAMIREZ. This
statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los
Angeles County on 03/19/10. The registrant(s) has
(have) commenced to transact business under the
fictitious business name or names listed above on
N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement
expires five years from the date it was filed in
the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be filed prior to
that date. The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious
Business Name in violation of the rights of
another under Federal, State, or common law (See
section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions
Code)Publish: Mountain Views News
Dates Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
File No. 10-0508173
The following person(s) is (are) doing business                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CLASSIFIEDS
as: THE SUITE UNIQUE NO. 1; CHERISH.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOR RENT                                              Sierra Madre
EXPLORE.X-CAPE.MEMBERS ONLY CLUB
(C.E.X), 1638 E. KINGSLEY #12, POMONA, CA
91767. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ASHLYE
LLOYD, 1638 E. KINGSLEY #12, POMONA,
CA 91767. This Business is conducted by: AN                                                                                                                                                                                              SIERRA MADRE                                         Luxury Apartment
                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Bedroom
INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ASHLYE LLOYD. This
statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los
                                                                                                                                                                              391G W. Sierra Madre Bl.                                    LUXURY APTS
Angeles County on 04/14/10. The registrant(s) has
(have) commenced to transact business under the                                                                                                                                  New paint, carpet, tile                                 2 BR mountain view
fictitious business name or names listed above on
N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement                                                                                                                                   floor, kitchen appliances,                                    garden setting
expires five years from the date it was filed in
the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious                                                                                                                                     private balcony                                       spacious & quiet
Business Name Statement must be filed prior to
that date. The filing of this statement does not of
                                                                                                                                                                                      A/C/Storage                                           pool, a/c, ldry
itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious                                                                                                                         Coin Op Laundry Room                                           $1350/mo
Business Name in violation of the rights of
another under Federal, State, or common law (See                                                                                                          355-5072                  $1350 per month
section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions
Code)Publish: Mountain Views News
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  Mountain Views News         Saturday, April 17, 2010
                                                                                                     The Good Life
                                                                                                           SENIOR HAPPENINGS
                                                                                                               FYI:          Recipe of the Week:
                                                                                                     Health Care Reform: Top
                  ANTI-AGING MEDICINE:                                                               Questions For Seniors           Fresh Strawberry Pie
                              Fact or Fiction?                                                       Answered for Healthcare
                                                                                                     1. Will I be forced to buy insurance           INGREDIENTS:
                                                                                                     under the new health care bill?
  Advertisements for pills, potions and lotions that claim to slow, stop or reverse the signs of     When most people consider the
aging are everywhere. Searching for the fountain of youth has become a national past time.           health care reform bill pros and cons,
                                                                                                                                                            2 cups granulated sugar
“Ah, for the simplicity of Dr. Watson’s Snake-Oil Cure-All.”                                         one of the things that they bring up                   6 tablespoons cornstarch
Anti-aging products flood the market to meet consumer demands. The phenomenon feeds                  is the fact that people will be forced                 1 package strawberry flavored gelatin,
off a number of factors: a cultural obsession with youth; legitimate advances in genetics and
                                                                                                     to buy insurance if they don’t already                          4-serving size
                                                                                                     have it. This is only partly true, as                  2 cups water
clinical medicine; and, entrepreneurs peddling to the desire of consumers to stay forever            current health insurance reform will
young. The underlying message has been, “Growing old is undesirable and to be avoided.”              not force you to purchase insurance                    4 pints strawberries, hulled
This contradicts the very essence of the human life cycle.                                           right now. If you are not insured                      2 9-inch baked pie shells, cooled
                                                                                                     through an employer or you have no
Many organizations have stepped forward to dispute claims made by the anti-aging medicine            family health insurance plan, then the         DIRECTIONS:
industry. They warn Americans that many of these products do not work, and some may                  health care reform bill may require
                                                                                                     you to purchase a plan by 2014. This                   Cook sugar, cornstarch, jello and water
cause harm. Anti-aging products have proliferated in recent years due to the Internet and            is one of the most important aspects
deregulation by legislation. Vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies as dietary supplements,         of the health care reform bill summary                 until thick; cool. Place whole berries the
are outside the monitoring of the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not               2010. You don’t have to go out and                     baked pie shells. Pour sauce over berries
subjected to the testing and close scrutiny necessary to determine their safety or effectiveness.    get insurance right away, as there is a                and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
                                                                                                     grace period attached.                                 Serve with lightly sweetened whipped
Many claims are based on partial truths and what seems to make logical sense.
                                                                                                     2. What does the health care bill say                  cream or whipped topping.
Most consumers believe that if it is “natural” it cannot be harmful and it is not a “real” drug.     for people who can’t afford insurance?
Natural substances can be harmful and their chemical reactions in the body as powerful as            One of the biggest concerns has been
man-made formulas. Older adults are at greater risk because their systems are more sensitive         over what people will do if they don’t
                                                                                                     have the money to go out and buy an                             April Birthdays
to chemical compounds – they take longer to metabolize and more time to eliminate from the           expensive health care plan. When you                 Blanca Martinez, Lillian Snyder, Dorothy
system. Additionally, seniors are more likely to be on prescription drugs that can negatively        study the health care reform bill pros               White, Betsy Abbe, Freda Bernard, Beth Copti,
interact with these substances. For example, the popular supplements ginkgo biloba and               and cons, you will see that people                   Terry Cummings, Marilyn Diaz, Virginia
St.John’s wort magnify the effects of blood thinning drugs such as warfarin and coumadin.            who are living under the poverty line                Elliott, Elma Flores, Julia Gottesman, Betty Jo
                                                                                                     do not have to go out and purchase                   Gregg, Betty Mackie, Ethelyn Polley, Elizabeth
Furthermore, some herbals are contraindicated for certain medical conditions. For example,           insurance by 2014. They are exempt             Rasmussen, Anne Schryver,
                                                                                                     from the rules. Additionally, people
people with hypoglycemia should not take ginseng and those with Parkinson’s disease can
worsen their condition by ingesting Kava Kava.
                                                                                                     that make between 100% and 400%
                                                                                                     above the poverty line can receive             Activities:                       class designed to improve
                                                                                                                                                                                      balance & refresh the
So, how do we know what to take and what to avoid? The U.S. Special Senate Committee on              credits to help them pay for the                Unless listed differently, all   joints
Aging hearing offered the following tips to avoid fraudulent “anti-aging” products:                  insurance. This is the new health plan’s       activities are at the Hart        2nd Wednesday of the
                                                                                                     way of making sure that everyone has           Memorial Park (Senior
1)      If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. (Where have I heard this before?)          a means of getting on board, even if                                             month:       FREE Legal
                                                                                                     they aren’t doing well financially.
                                                                                                                                                    Center) 222 W. Sierra             Consultations: 10-11:30
2)      Ask questions about the product. Find out exactly what it should do for you and what                                                        Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre         am. Appointments call
it shouldn’t.                                                                                        3. What if I already have health
                                                                                                     insurance?                                                                       355-7394
3)      Research a product before buying it. Check reputable websites for info.                      This health plan grandfathers in old           Lunch Program: Monday-            Wii Wednesday - 1:00
4)      Watch out for so-called “Secret Formulas” or “Breakthroughs of the Century.”                 plans, which is a definite positive for        Friday at the Intervale           pm or call the senior desk
5)      Be wary of products that purport to cure a wide variety of illnesses that don’t appear       those people who already have an               Café -12:00 Noon-Call             at 355-7394 to arrange
to be related.                                                                                       insurance plan. Under the current              (626) 355-0256 to make            another time & day to
6)      Testimonials and/or celebrity endorsements are often misleading and sometimes are            health plan, you will not have to go           your daily reservation.           learn how to play. No
                                                                                                     out and purchase anything new.                 Suggested donation $2.00          previous experience or
simply fabricated by the product’s manufacturer.                                                     Though you will not be able to modify
7)      Be very careful of products that are marketed as having no side effects.                                                                    for seniors (60+) and             skills required and it is
                                                                                                     your plan or change things up nearly           $3.75 for visitors.               great exercise.
8)      Always consult your doctor before taking any dietary or nutritional supplement,              as easily, you are free to stick with
                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday:
especially prior to surgery.                                                                         your current level of coverage and             Monday:
                                                                                                     your current provider under this health                                          1:00 to 3:30 pm: Game
                                                                                                                                                    1:00 pm to 1:45 pm:               Day. Join us for UNO
                                                                                                     care reform bill. This is one of the single    Strength training with
Trust your instincts and common sense. Drink lots of water, eat your fruit and veggies,              most important things to take from                                               and Poker with Bridge on
exercise with moderation, and . . . laugh a lot! All of these can help create a long healthy life.   any health care reform bill summary in
                                                                                                                                                    Lisa Brandley. FREE class         the 2nd & 4th Thursdays;
This article is provided by Bruce Lamarche, a member of Society of Certified Senior Advisors®,       2010 that you read.                            of stretching with light          so please call for more
                                                                                                                                                    hand weights while you
www.csa.us. Bruce’s company, R & B Reverse Mortgage Services helps seniors make an                   4. Where does Medicare go?                     sit.
                                                                                                                                                                                      information.
informed decision about obtaining a reverse mortgage. www.laseniormortgage.com He can be             One of the keys of the health care                                               5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Yoga;
                                                                                                     reform bill summary is to know that            Tuesday:                          $7.00 - 50 & over. Please
reached at (626) 335-3412.                                                                           Medicare is still going to be alive            2nd Tuesday of each               call 355-5278 for more
                                                                                                     and kicking. The government made               month     FREE      blood         information
                                                                                                     Medicare one of its focuses of                 pressure    checks     by         Friday:
                                                                                                     healthcare reform this time around.            Methodist Hospital; 11            1:00 pm: Ping Pong
                                                                                                     They intend to pay for at least some           am to 12 noon
                                                                                                     of the costs of healthcare reform by                                             Saturday:       11:30 am:
                                                                                                                                                    3rd Tuesday of each               Senior Club brown bag
                                                                                                     cleaning up Medicare and making it a           month FREE financial
                                                                                                     more efficient program. A government                                             lunch and BINGO at
                                                                                                     committee is a part of healthcare
                                                                                                                                                    consulting; 10 -12 noon           12:30 pm
                                                                                                     reform and will be assigned to                 call 355-7394 for an
                                                                                                     cleaning up waste and taking fraud             appointment                       Free Lawn Bowling Lessons: The
                                                                                                     out of the current Medicare system.            1:30 pm to 3:30 pm:               Santa Anita Bowling Green
                                                                                                     These savings should help to pay for           BINGO; cards are only             Club will have beginning lawn
                                                                                                     the program to some extent.                    25 cents each so stop by
                                                                                                     What things will the government                & play                            bowling lessons each Saturday
                                                                                                     mandate from insurance providers?              5:30 pm to 7 pm: Yoga;            morning starting at 10:00 AM.
                                                                                                     One of the keys to the current health          $7.00 - 50 & over. Please         Located just north of the
                                                                                                     reform is that insurers are going to be        call 355-5278 for more
                                                                                                     required to maintain a certain level of                                          golf course at 405 S. Santa
                                                                                                     care. They will have minimum benefits          information                       Anita Ave.< free parking>
                                                                                                     that are required, which might force           Wednesday:
                                                                                                                                                    11 –11:45 am: Balance             For information call Gene at
                                                                                                     some of the premium prices up. The
                                                                                                     government has not set a ceiling               Class with Teryl. FREE            626.351-5327.
                                                                                                     on benefits with this health reform
                                                                                                     program, so people can still get luxury         NEW Box Meals at the Senior Lunch Café
                                                                                                     healthcare plans if they see fit. The
                                                                                                     key to the health care bill is basically       The senior lunch program is pleased to offer special box
                                                                                                     seeing that everyone is protected as           meals that can be ordered & taken home. Participants
                                                                                                     much as possible.                              must be 60 years or older, make a reservation 24 hours
                                                                                                                                                    in advance, come to the Hart Park House to sign &
                                                                                                     5. What about my pre-existing                  make a $2 donation and bring an insulated container


         The time has come...
                                                                                                     conditions?                                    to carry out the box meal. There is a special box meal
                                                                                                     No health care reform bill summary             menu available at the Hart Park House - for more
                                                                                                     in 2010 would be complete without              information or to reserve a meal, please call (626)
                                                                                                     mentioning pre-existing conditions.            355-0256.
                                                                                                     The health insurance reform plan puts
                                                                                                     restrictions on how insurers can deal
                                                                                                     with these conditions. In this health                                   Meals-On-Wheels
                                                                                                     care reform bill summary 2010, we
                                                                                                     have learned that the new health
                                         to spend all those pennies                                  insurance reform stops insurers from
                                                                                                                                                                    Meals are delivered to home-
                                                                                                     withholding coverage on the basis of
                                          that you’ve been saving                                    pre-existing conditions. Though they           bound seniors by volunteer drivers through
                                                                                                     can modify their plans and change              the YWCA Intervale Lunch Program M-F
                                                                                                     about pricing options, insurers must
                                                                                                     still provide coverage to people who           (with frozen meals for the weekend.) Call the
                                                                                                     currently have illnesses or conditions.        YWCA at (626) 214-9460 or Darlene Traxler
                                                                                                     *Excerpts from www.todaysseniors.              at (626) 355-0256 for more information.
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                                                                                                                           MEALS-ON-WHEELS NEEDS
                                                                                                            Staying        VOLUNTEERS TO DELIVER
         Buy one item of                                                                              Independent – How   MEALS TO OUR HOMEBOUND
         clothing and get                                                                                to Avoid Falls NEIGHBORS **ONCE A MONTH OR
           a second item                                                                             Arcadia Senior Services Department                            WEEKLY**
           equal or lesser                                                                           is having a health presentation on
                                                                                                     Tuesday, April 20, 1:30pm at the Arcadia
                                                                                                                                                        Please contact Darlene Traxler at
            value for one                                                                            Community Center, 365 Campus Drive.                        626.355.6220 or
            penny (0.01)!                                                                            Dr. Giancarlo Licata, D.C. will continue
                                                                                                     his lecture series, “Staying Active and
                                                                                                                                                                 (626) 355-0256.
                                                                                                     Independent”, and this seminar will                             MONTHLY
              at the Wistaria Thrift Shop                                                            focus on “5 Ways to Avoid Injury”. The
                                                                                                     increased number of falls after age 65 and                    EXCURSIONS
                   April Penny Sale                                                                  the increase in significant complications
                                                                                                     from falls is well known in the health care
                                                                                                     community. However, there is something         Friday, May 14 - LA Central Library Tour & Lunch
                                                                                                                                                    - 9 am to 3 pm; $7 for transportation only - lunch on
               Each Monday, Thursday, and Friday in April                                            that individuals can do about avoiding
                                                                                                     falls. This health presentation will discuss   your own.
                   from 10:00am to 3:00pm and on the                                                 practical tools to maintain and even
                                                                                                     increase your quality of life.                 June TBA - Cheese Factory Tour & Lunch at a
                  1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month                                                 Advanced registration is required. For
                                                                                                                                                    Temecula Winery
                                                                                                     reservations before April 15 or if you have    May excursions are open and reservations can be
                                                                                                     questions, please contact Arcadia Senior       made by filling out a registration form & making
           550 West                                                                                  Services at 626.574.5130.                      payment. For questions, please call the Senior Desk
                                                                                                                                                    at (626) 355-7394.

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                            One Of A Kind: Featuring unique homes & gardens and the people who create them Story and Photos By Chris Bertrand
                            Garden Spreads Goodwill
                            to Generations of
                            Schoolchildren
                            Not many schools           of a Sierra Madre school, with elements created
                            these days have more       by Roy Kaya, including a cement bridge make
                            than the functional        to resemble wood. 6th graders Natalie Sandoval
    Chris Bertrand          components:                and Alex Johnstone set about excavating an
                            classrooms, a lunch        overgrown area at Sierra Madre Elementary.
                            area, a playground,        Much to their excitement, they uncovered the
some fields with grass, an office or two. It’s         remains of a bridge inscribed with “Roy Kaya,
all about functionality. Yet… hidden now to            Mar. 1931.” They had found the garden.
outsiders is a treasured “Garden of Goodwill”          More excavation revealed the disintegrated
built seven decades ago, in a different era.           outline of a pond and a lantern base. Library
A plaque created in 1995 reads, “This garden was       research led the students to find articles about
created in 1931 by grateful parents of Japanese-       the garden, and even some of the students in a
American students. It was destroyed by vandals         1931 photo of the original dedication ceremony,
during WW II as the caretakers were taken away         Helen Obazawa, Yoneko Hashimoto, Tommy
to internment camps. It lay buried for 50 years.       Honda and Dr. George Shimizu. Though built
In 1995, it was rediscovered and restored by the       as a gesture of goodwill, anti Japanese sentiment
efforts of the sixth grade class of 1995 and Lew       during World war II and the garden’s ensuing
Watanabe (A true ambassador of goodwill) in            vandalization probably led to it being covered
hopes of healing the wounds of war. PEACE ON           over with dirt and eventually mostly forgotten.         building, bamboo fencing hid some of the                    my school is special and it reminds me of my
EARTH, GOODWILL TO ALL.                                Fed by the fervor of their discoveries, the students    concrete retaining walls and Japanese style wood            house,” says Georgia Miller, 10, a Sierra Madre
A “Goodwill Garden” in the Japanese garden             were determined to get the garden restored. They        walls were built in one area. Watanabe assembled            4th grader, whose Lima St. backyard garden is
tradition, was constructed in 1931, not in the         were referred to Lew Watanabe, who agreed to            another team to build a complementary shade                 California’s oldest private Japanese garden. Her
middle of the city of Sierra Madre, not at a park,     donate his well-known garden design talents             structure for the adjacent lunch area.                      mother, Karen Miller, has spent time pulling
but in the heart of an elementary school. Sierra       and leadership toward the restoration. He was           The restoration was completed and a                         weeds in the miniature garden. “It’s a remarkable
Madre Elementary School treasures the history          delighted that young children were interested,          rededication took place in 1995, to quite a bit of          replica of a full-size Japanese garden, with its
                                                       excited and cared about such a project. Two old         local media interest. The consensus was that this           iconic elements, the bridge, snow lantern, koi
                                                       photos from different angles provided the basis         garden helped heal the wounds of war with its               and ‘karesansui’ or rock-and-sand Zen garden.
                                                       for the rebuilding work.                                tranquil setting and intrinsic, soothing beauty.            The wonderful thing is that this is just where the
                                                       Fundraisers began in earnest and $15,000                Today’s students grew up with this garden                   children eat lunch, just the place the children
                                                       was raised from bake sales, car washes, and             around them, though it’s not taken for                      pass by on the way to the playground. It is fully
                                                       sales of handmade garden angels and origami             granted. The Jameson Foundation is one of the               integrated into the grounds as an ordinary part
                                                       cranes, with funds eventually coming in from                                                                        of everyday life here, like every garden should
                                                       all across the United States. Watanabe tapped                                                                       be.”
                                                       his vendors, and San Gabriel Nursery donated                                                                        PTA president, Melissa Moore Castillo
                                                       a concrete lantern, other suppliers including                                                                       commented, “Visitors coming to the campus
                                                       Norman’s Nursery donated most of the plants                                                                         will not find a Japanese garden of grand
                                                       and materials. As word got around,0 a concrete                                                                      scale. Instead, you will find a small, lovingly
                                                       lantern from a Japanese garden on a Lima                                                                            rediscovered and restored garden... It is an
and tradition handed down through generations          Avenue estate was donated by a couple who had                                                                       unexpected find, a little oasis of peace in the
of children and adults who had a part in its initial   purchased it earlier for their condo’s back yard.                                                                   midst of a bustling school of nearly 700 students.
creation by Japanese immigrants a century ago;         Watanabe worked with “cement master” and                                                                            The bridge, pond, lantern, and simple, elegant
the students and townsfolk who unearthed               local resident now deceased, Gerald Twedell to                                                                      plants and shrubs anchor a spot that children,
and rebuilt it in the early 1990’s, as well as the     recreate the bridge and outlines of the pond, the                                                                   teachers, and parents pass by each day on their
dedicated 5th graders, school staff, neighbors         central lantern and other elements. The young                                                                       way to and from the playground. It is a daily
and garden lovers who maintain it today.               sago palm in the original picture was now a             organizations that contributes to Watanabe’s                reminder that both the original garden creators,
Lew Watanabe, the garden designer, mentioned           multi-trunk beauty. A volunteer or randomly             maintenance of the garden and koi pond, as                  and those who lovingly restored and expanded
on the plaque, took me to this hidden treasure         planted conifer was kept, and enhanced when             well as many individuals. Fifth graders, now                the garden in 1995, also shared the same grateful
this week. The 1931 iteration of this Japanese         Watanabe exposed a massive root giving the              the “senior” students on the campus, care for               appreciation for the education of the children of
garden and koi pond celebrated the opening             hillside rise a horizontal anchor element in the        the raking of the sand into a water pattern                 Sierra Madre as our families do today.”
of Sierra Madre’s new school at Highland               waterfall area.                                         around the boulders, passing the torch year to              Just another way Sierra Madre and its residents
and Auburn. Contrary to other neighboring              Some enhancements were incorporated.                    year. Neighbors feed the fish when the school               continue to defy the grit of everyday life in
communities, Japanese immigrants here were             Watanabe created a sound box behind the                 is closed. Watanabe’s crew and the Pasadena                 this unique corner of LA We take what might
assimilated and welcomed into the community.           waterfall to amplify the splash volume of the           Unified staff interact regularly to make sure the           otherwise sink into mere function and remind
Decades later in the 1990’s, an LA Times article       water. A small bamboo fountain was added near           delicate balance of the pond and the landscape              ourselves that the beauty and goodwill, too,
titled “In Search of Mr. Kato”, referenced a           the walk path. Watanabe added complementary             is maintained.                                              must be maintained to heal our wounds and
Japanese garden once located on the grounds            landscaping on the walkways next to the                 The Goodwill Garden, “Makes me feel like                    soothe our souls.


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                                                                                                                                                                     Nestled in the foothills of the charming village of Sierra
                                                                                                                                                                     Madre, lies an upscale contemporary home of unique
                                                                                                                                                                     quality and detail. Upon entering the foyer one is overtaken
                                                                                                                                                                     by the living room’s massive 20 foot wall of glass and its
                                                                                                                                                                     breathtaking views of the lush hills and mountains of your
                                                                                                                                                                     own private enclave. Your newer pool with spa will entice
                                                                                                                                                                     you as the soothing sounds of the waterfall will replenish
                                                                                                                                                                     your soul. From the upstairs landing, one is again
                                                                                                                                                                     mesmerized by the views of the backyard. Your privacy
                                                                                                                                                                     and relaxation are completed by the master suite, 2 baths,
                                                                                                                                                                     and 3 additional bedrooms 2 of which have spectacular
                                                                                                                                                                     views of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Ground floor
                                                                                                                                                                     bedroom and bath complete this prized oasis!

   Although less than ideal, sellers are seeing        the sellers have the right to accept another offer                                                            Come and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this
more “contingency” contracts, wherein the              from qualified buyers.                                                                                        sophisticated home!
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potentially leaving the sellers at Square One.         consummated.                                                                                                  Reduced to $1,088,000
   A compromise has developed, called a “kick-           Consider including language in the contract
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                                                                                                                                                      Sierra Madre
                                                                                                                                                        Art Fair
                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, May 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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